Regular Council - 21 May 2024


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: DELEGATIONS/PETITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS
3.i: Save Your Skin Foundation
3.ii: Pacific Salmon Foundation
4: CONSIDERATION OF UNSCHEDULED PUBLIC ATTENDANCE
5: PUBLIC HEARINGS
6: SCHEDULED (TIMED) ITEMS
7: CONSENT AGENDA
7.A: APPROVAL OF MINUTES
7.A: Staff Recommendation:
7.A.i: Special Business Meeting: April 30, 2024
7.A.ii: Special Business Meeting: May 7, 2024
7.A.iii: Regular Business Meeting: May 7, 2024
7.B: CORRESPONDENCE - Receive for Information
7.B.i: 0501 MP P. Weiler Re: April 2024 MP Newsletter
7.B.ii: 0501 R. Jelfs, Secretary, Transport Action British Columbia Re: Restoring Passenger Rail Service - Sea-to-Sky Corridor
7.B.iii: 0503 C. Kennedy, President, Woodfibre LNG Re: Application for Temporary Use Permit
7.B.iv: 0506 PartcipACTION Re: Help Your Community Win $100,000 Through the PartcipACTION Community Challenge
7.B.v: 0507 MP P. Weiler Re: 25th Edition of the Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy
7.B.vi: 0510 Mayor Hurford to Mayor Yoshihiro Seki, Shimizo Town, Re: Invitation to attend 2024 national Day of Truth and Reconciliation
7.B.vii: 0516 C. Kennedy, President Woodfibre LNG Re: Application for Temporary Use Permit
7: CORRESPONDENCE - Referred to Staff
7: Staff Recommendation:
7.C: STAFF UPDATES - For Information
7.C.i: Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas and FortisBC / Eagle Mountain Pipeline Projects Update - Memo
7: END OF CONSENT AGENDA
8: CONSIDERATION OF COUNCIL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
9: BYLAWS
9.A: FIRST THREE READINGS
9.A: 2024 Loan Authorization and Temporary Borrowing Bylaws
9.A.i: District of Squamish Water Meter Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2776, 2020, Repeal Bylaw No. 3073, 2024
9.A.ii: District of Squamish Landfill Gas Capture and Flare Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2692, 2020, Repeal Bylaw No. 3074, 2024
9.A.iii: District of Squamish Fire Fleet Replacement Pumper Truck Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2849, 2021, Repeal Bylaw No. 3075, 2024
9.A.iv: District of Squamish Pioneer Way Extension R4 Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2847, 2021, Repeal Bylaw No. 3077, 2024
9.A.v: District of Squamish Whittaker Slough Pump Station Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3058, 2024
9.A.vi: District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Whittaker Slough Pump Station Bylaw No. 3057, 2024
9.A.vii: District of Squamish Xwu’nekw Park Sea Dike Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3064, 2024
9.A.viii: District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Xwu’nekw Park Sea Dike Bylaw No. 3063, 2024
9.A.ix: District of Squamish Loggers East Drainage Diversion Pipe Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3066, 2024
9.A.x: District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Loggers East Drainage Diversion Pipe Bylaw No. 3065, 2024
9.A.xi: District of Squamish Expansion of the Cemetery Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3068, 2024
9.A.xii: District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Expansion of the Cemetery Bylaw No. 3067, 2024
9.A.xiii: District of Squamish Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3070, 2024
9.A.xiv: District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Building Bylaw No. 3069, 2024
9.A.xv: District of Squamish Bridge Resurfacing Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3071, 2024
9.A.xvi: District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Bridge Resurfacing Bylaw No. 3072, 2024
9.A: 2024 Revenue Anticipation Bylaw
9.A.xvii: District of Squamish Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 3084, 2024
9.A: Bill 44 (Small – Scale, Multi-Unit Housing) Zoning Bylaw Update
9.A.xviii: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Bill 44 Parking Reductions) No. 3035, 2024
9.A.xix: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Small – Scale, Multi – Unit Housing) No. 3036, 2024
9.A: Short-Term Rental (STR) Zoning, Business Licence and Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw Amendments
9.A.xx: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Short-term Rental Accommodation Definition) Bylaw No. 3042, 2024
9.A.xxi: District of Squamish Business Licence Bylaw No. 2455, 2016, Amendment Bylaw (Short-term Rental Accommodation Definition) Bylaw No. 3041, 2024
9.A.xxii: District of Squamish Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw No. 1832, 2004, Amendment Bylaw (Short-term Rental Fine Increase) Bylaw No. 3040, 2024
9.A.xxiii: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (2543 Mamquam Road) No. 3047, 2024
9.A.xxiv: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (University Amendments) No. 3083, 2024
9.A: Tree Management Bylaw - Minor Amendments
9.A.xxv: District of Squamish Tree Management Bylaw No. 2642, 2018, Amendment Bylaw (Minor Amendments) No. 3034, 2024
9.B: ADOPTION
9.B.i: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (37940 Fourth Ave) No. 3030, 2024
9.B.ii: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Bill 44 Parking Reductions) No. 3035, 2024
9.B.iii: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Short-term Rental Accommodation Definition) Bylaw No. 3042, 2024
9.B.iv: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (2543 Mamquam Road) No. 3047, 2024
9.B.v: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (University Amendments) No. 3083, 2024
10: STAFF REPORTS
10.A: CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION
10.A.i: Deputy Corporate Officer Appointment
11: LATE AGENDA ITEMS
12: CORRESPONDENCE - ACTION REQUESTED
13: CORRESPONDENCE REFERRED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
14: APPROVAL OF MINUTES REFERRED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
15: BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
16: COMMITTEE MINUTES AND REPORTS
17: NOTICE OF MOTION
18: COUNCIL - STAFF IN CAMERA ANNOUNCEMENTS
19: UNSCHEDULED PUBLIC ATTENDANCE
20: OPEN QUESTION PERIOD - CLARIFICATION RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS
21: COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS
22: MOTION TO CLOSE
23: TERMINATION
1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
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SPEAKER_-1
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Armand Hurford
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and we'll get underway hello everybody Welcome to the regular business meeting for the District of Squamish today is Tuesday May 21st Holland s as always we're gathered to do our work today on the traditional and unseated territory of the SCH homish nation and we're exceedingly lucky and privileged to do so

ADOPTION OF AGENDA
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Armand Hurford
0:20:22 (0:00:43)

can I have someone move adoption of the agenda please move by councelor French seconded by councelor Hamilton all in favor motion carries thank you sorry I'm just checking oh and just a note to those participating councelor Stoner is participating remotely today but she's online and with us right now our first order business is a delegation from savior skin foundation and we have someone we have someone speaking to this I don't know if it's in person or

SPEAKER_06
0:21:05 (0:00:07)

remote

Armand Hurford
0:21:13 (0:00:24)

no Kathleen oh no we're looking for Kathleen I'm not seeing a hand or anyone approaching the podium so we have a request that may 2024 be proclaimed melanoma in Cancer Awareness Month in the district of Squamish and we did have a name maybe it's okay with Council we'll go we have another Del another delegation

Pacific Salmon Foundation
0:21:38 (0:07:25)

Tracy Green, the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Pacific Salmon Foundation, along with her colleague Bruno Carturan, a Data Analyst for the foundation's Salmon Watersheds Program and a Squamish resident, presented to the District of Squamish Council. They requested the council to proclaim June 1st as Wild Salmon Day, emphasizing the cultural and environmental significance of Pacific salmon in British Columbia and the Squamish community. They highlighted the foundation's efforts in salmon restoration and resilience, including granting nearly $400,000 to community groups in Squamish for various projects aimed at salmon conservation. The presentation underscored the challenges facing salmon populations, such as habitat degradation, pollution, and climate change, and celebrated the community's ongoing support for salmon conservation.

Following the presentation, council members expressed their support and appreciation for the foundation's work and the importance of salmon to the local ecosystem and culture. Councillor Andrew Hamilton shared his personal experience with salmon spawning in Squamish, while Councillor John French expressed a desire to do more for salmon conservation beyond the proclamation. Councillor Chris Pettingill acknowledged the critical state of salmon stocks and hinted at future opportunities to support salmon conservation. Councillor Eric Andersen suggested exploring information exchange with a sister city in Japan engaged in chum salmon restoration. Mayor Armand Hurford and the council members unanimously supported the motion to declare June 1st as Wild Salmon Day, reflecting a collective commitment to salmon conservation and acknowledging the foundation's contributions to the community.

Armand Hurford
0:21:38 (0:00:24)

the Pacific salmon foundation so maybe we'll go to those folks first and we can sort of go back and see if Kathleen is going to be able to join us so yeah you can approach the P the podium I think the podium would probably work best I think so I will I will turn it over to you if you could introduce yourself and your topic thank you

SPEAKER_08
0:22:02 (0:03:31)

yeah thank you good evening mayor and counsel thank you for the opportunity to attend this evening's council meeting my name is Tracy green I am the marketing and Communications manager for the Pacific salmon foundation and I'm joined with my colleague Bruno carturan who's a data analyst for our salmon watersheds program and Bruno also lives in Squamish so he's the lucky one than with us before We Begin I want to acknowledge that we are on the unseated and traditional territory of the guish nation and that salmon have been an integral part of Squamish culture since time in memoriam so this is significant to our discussion this evening as we're here to request that the District of Squamish Proclaim June 1st wild salmon day so the Pacific salmon Foundation is an organization solely focused on the restoration and resiliency of wild salmon in 2019 British Columbia government asked us to bring awareness to this iconic species by hosting the first wild salmon day so by proclaiming June 1st wild salmon day in Squamish you join the province of British Columbia along with dozens of other municipalities from Prince George to Nimo to Vancouver and Beyond in recognizing the significant cultural environmental place that pacific salmon have in our communities we're pleased that the Yukon Territory has also joined us this year in celebrating wild salmon Day on June 1st so this upwelling of support is hopeful to us at the Pacific salmon Foundation because salmon need us now more than ever in fact we know that more than half of the salmon populations in BC are in a state of decline through our science work we know that salmon are strong and resilient but up against many challenges including habitat degradation and loss pollution pathogens and massively shifting conditions brought on by climate change that we've seen over the past several years so salmon also have a broad community of people working on their behalf and this includes many streamkeepers and environmental organizations in Squamish that's why we're here over the past 20 years psf has granted nearly $400,000 to community groups in the district of Squamish most recently in 2024 just in the past month we've granted funds to the Squamish dream Keepers and Squamish River Watershed Society for stewardship and Community planning activities so we've also provided grants in the community for yellow fish signage around the community to school groups for classroom education for Habitat assessment of ILO River shinook as well as numerous habitat restoration projects on the Squamish River Squamish Estuary the spit and ILO River just to name a few so we're proud to be working together with the community of Squamish and the organizations's here to protect and rebuild salmon and Squamish and we have a vision shared vision of healthy sustainable and naturally diverse populations of Pacific salmon for the benefit of the ecosystems and people for generations to come so this evening we hope that mayor and Council will join our efforts to save and restore salmon populations and recognize the cultural and environmental significance of wild salmon in BC by declaring June 1st as wild salmon day so thank you for your consideration and we're available to answer any questions if you have them

Armand Hurford
0:25:33 (0:00:15)

thank you very much for your presentation council do you have any do we have any questions for our guests at this time seeing none we also have a recommendation councelor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
0:25:48 (0:00:01)

I'll move the staff

Armand Hurford
0:25:50 (0:00:05)

recommendation thank you second by councelor French would you like to speak to

Andrew Hamilton
0:25:55 (0:00:48)

it so I never had the pleasure the honor of watching salmon spawn until I moved here to Squamish and it's a it must be such a remarkable thing so for people who have grown up here and that's just part of their part of their life it must just become a seasonal thing but it really is a remarkable thing to see salmon spawn particularly in your own town when you're walking the dog or going for a walk with friends so absolutely thank you for the work you do here in Squamish but also clearly sammon are an integral part of our ocean ecosystem thank you for your work the work you do on behalf of salmon and our

Armand Hurford
0:26:44 (0:00:03)

ecosystems thank you for that councelor French thank

John French
0:26:47 (0:00:43)

you mayor thanks for coming tonight and thanks for sharing your words I'm pleased to support the motion and I'm happy that I don't want to prejudge but I'm pretty sure we're gonna we're going to make this official and I wish that we could do more and I don't know what we could do but if there is something that we could do that you could share with us by email or in the future please let us know because not that making this declaration is nothing because it is something but if there's something more we could do I wish that we would do

Armand Hurford
0:27:31 (0:00:03)

it thank you for that other comments councelor pen

Chris Pettingill
0:27:34 (0:00:15)

yeah happy to support this it's critically important we know that salmon stocks have been struggling and I think we will probably have maybe at least one more opportunity tonight to do something more for this and so we'll see where we go but I think I'm happy to support this and it makes sense thank

Armand Hurford
0:27:50 (0:00:02)

you thank you councelor

Eric Andersen
0:27:53 (0:00:20)

Anderson the District of guish has a sister city in Japan it's in a region where they are engaged in chum salmon restoration initiatives and I've suggested to my colleagues that we should be probing them and seeing if we can do some information exchange on their initiatives and if we do we'll keep in touch with you

Armand Hurford
0:28:13 (0:00:49)

thank you yeah thank you for that councelor Anderson any other comments just happy to support thank you so much for the work and I grew up where the stream system was in my backyard and the you know such a reliable should be a reliable signal of the changing seasons and keeping track of where we all are is what's happening with our with our salmon so I really appreciate this work and it is and although I have that familiarity with it I share councelor Hamilton's sort of awe of the of the experience so thank you so much I'm happy to support with that I'll call the question all in favor any opposed motion carries unanimously thank you so much okay so we're going to go

Save Your Skin Foundation
0:29:03 (0:10:42)

Kathy Bernard, the founder of the Save Your Skin Foundation, addressed the District of Squamish Council to highlight the significance of declaring May as Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. She shared her personal battle with melanoma, which had spread to several organs and was given a dire prognosis in 2005. Bernard emphasized the alarming statistics surrounding skin cancer, noting it as the most common cancer, with rising incidence rates, particularly among young Canadians. She stressed the importance of early detection, prevention, and protection against UV radiation, advocating for regular skin checks and the use of sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Bernard also introduced the council to the foundation's initiatives, including a free sunscreen dispenser pilot program and their comprehensive support for patients and caregivers across Canada, highlighting the foundation's role in education, advocacy, and patient support.

The council engaged with Bernard's presentation through questions and discussions. Councillor John French inquired about the foundation's monthly fireside chats, aiming to understand how individuals could participate in these supportive conversations. Bernard elaborated on the foundation's efforts to bridge gaps in patient support and navigate the evolving landscape of cancer treatment. Councillor Jenna Stoner questioned the implementation of the sunscreen dispenser pilot program, asking whether it was limited to municipal involvement or could extend to community organizations hosting events. Bernard clarified that the program aims for collaborative placement of dispensers, emphasizing adaptability to community needs, including support for marginalized communities. Mayor Armand Hurford proposed a motion to proclaim May 2024 as Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month in Squamish, which was seconded by Councillor Andrew Hamilton. The council expressed unanimous support for the motion, acknowledging the foundation's critical work in cancer prevention and patient support, and the motion was carried unanimously.

Armand Hurford
0:29:03 (0:00:14)

back to the Savior skin foundation and I believe we have kath is it Bernard Kathleen Bernard is joining us

SPEAKER_12
0:29:17 (0:00:01)

can you hear me okay

Armand Hurford
0:29:19 (0:00:02)

we can thank you for joining us oh

SPEAKER_12
0:29:21 (0:05:14)

thank Theo is yours the technical difficulty you'd think you know over the last three years we'd be master at this but thank you again so much for having me and for proclaiming May to be melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month my name is Kathy Bernard and I'm the founder of the Savior skin Foundation skin cancer is now the most common of all cancers one in six Canadians born in the 1990s will get skin cancer in their lifetimes there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the number of breast prostate lung and colon cancer combined I know that firsthand as in 2003 I was diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer melanoma and by 2005 is sprad to my liver my lung my bone my adrenal gland and my kidney I was given six months to live I would never have thought that my days as a child at local lakes and oceans or my days on a softball Diamond would turn so deadly for me melanoma is now the seventh most common cancer in Canada and the fourth most common among people ages 15 to 29 it is one of the few cancers with incident rates on the rise among Canadians exposure to UV radiation through exposure to sunlight tanning beds and sunlamps appears to be a major risk factor for melanoma I always like to remind everybody that your skin is the largest organ of your body and it's the one organ that you can see your loved one can see or even the person sitting next to you tonight can see early detection and prevention is key to this type of cancer no cancer including melanoma can ever be prevented with 100% certainty but the good news with melanoma is that the risk factors are well known so steps can be taken to dramatically reduce your risk of developing the steadily disease so I'd like to remind you how to protect yourself always have your sunscreen with you so you can apply it whenever an unplanned outdoor activity arises use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 whenever you are Outdoors even on those gray days seek out shade when the UV index is high if you can wear protective flow Ling with long sleeves hats and especially sunglasses check for changes in your moles new moles and see your doctor immediately if anything is suspicious if you can limit your sun exposure between 10 and 4 and try to stay away from the tanning baths you should hope to get a cancer related checkup by a doctor including skin examinations every 3 years between ages to 20 and 40 and annually for those 40 and older if you see something suspicious see your doctor immediately so what can you do to protect your communities we're hoping that you will incorporate a sun safety through environmental design program which involves consider safety measures when you're constructing any new structure par or sporting venue this year you also have an opportunity to take part in the free savior skin Foundation sunscreen dispenser pilot program and we're hoping that you'll contact us a little bit later to discuss that and I'd like to just tell you a little bit about the foundation we are a patient lad not for-profit organization that was founded by myself and my family in 2006 here in North Vancouver British Columbia we are absolutely dedicated to fighting non-melanoma skin cancers melanoma ocular melanoma through education advocacy and awareness initiatives across all of Canada we provide a community support for oncology patients and caregivers throughout the entire Continuum of Care from prevention and diagnosis and onto survivorship we are the leading melanoma organization in Canada and we collaborate with patient advocacy groups all throughout Canada and even in the US we're very unique in the patient advocacy space all the funds that we received and donations given to save your skin go directly to a patient needing Financial or emotional support so if you have a patient in Squamish that needs to get to North Vancouver or to the BC cancer agency in Vancouver needs to get up to Whistler for any type of scan we will pay for parking gas daycare accommodation You Name It We will help you out I always say there is no ask too small to ask too big we started the foundation because we as a family I had to actually travel to Edmonton Alberta to be saved and it was a huge financial and emotional cost to my family and it took me out of my community in which I did coaching and volunteering and we just want to make sure for everybody diagnosed with one of these cancers that they find savior skin so please go visit our website savior skin.com so much for proclaiming May as melanoma awareness month and for helping us raise awareness about this type of cancer thank

Armand Hurford
0:34:36 (0:00:09)

you thank you so much for the presentation and the amazing work that you do council do we have any questions or comments go ahead councelor

John French
0:34:45 (0:00:22)

French thank you mayor and thank you Kathy for joining us and taking the time I did a little digging and I saw that every month there fireside chat that are held so I was wondering if you could tell us a little bit about those calls and how anybody who's interested in participating would go about actually being a part of those

SPEAKER_12
0:35:07 (0:01:29)

absolutely they can just check us out on ATS sac.ca the reason we host those and hold those is because to be really honest when I was F first diagnosed there were no Treatment available options for me and there was no survivors for me to talk to most people in 2003 4 five and Beyond were dying to this disease and I know how much I would have given anything to be able to dial a 1 1800 number or go on to Google and find somebody that I could talk to so that's why we do we don't create anything that savior skin without circling back with patients that have been diagnosed and with all the treaters in Canada so we're really instrumental in navigating the whole process we work with health Canada we work with all the provinces we work with all the Cancer Centers and I would have to say probably all of the treaters in this type of disease to really make sure that the patients never fall between a crack we also know that the new Innovative medicines came to melanoma in 2011 they were the new amuno oncology and the new targeted therapies and every day is changing in the melanoma space and really to be honest in all of cancer so now I have to be honest Beyond melanoma and non melanoma we are now really instrumental in working with all other cancer indications to make sure that we help them navigate into this whole new cancer world that we are now seeing before us

John French
0:36:36 (0:00:01)

great thanks for that additional

Armand Hurford
0:36:38 (0:00:03)

information thank you I have councelor

Jenna Stoner
0:36:41 (0:00:22)

Stoner thank you through the chair thanks so much for the presentation the in-depth information and the education awareness and all the work that you're doing just a quick question on the sunscreen dispenser pilot program I'm curious if that has to be through the municipality or if that can be through organizations who are hosting events in community Through the summer if you have a preference

SPEAKER_12
0:37:04 (0:00:58)

both what we do is we like to work with the communities you know your community best you know where those sunscreen dispensers are best utilized and used every Community we work with now has them in different places some have them at an outdoor swimming pool some of are using them at their outdoor workyard we have some communities that are taking them from event to event to event so we really want to be collaborators and partners with you on a project like this and you really are the best ones to tell us where they should go this year we really want to do a focus too on our marginalized communities we know that you know a lot of those populations cannot afford sunscreen it's not cheap so I mean even if there's you know initiatives or places that you think they could be really utilized and there's a huge need we would actually have them brought there so it's really where you see fit in your

Armand Hurford
0:38:03 (0:00:57)

community okay thank you any other questions Council we have a we also have a recommendation that may 2024 be proclaimed melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month in the district of Squamish which I will move if there's a second or councelor Hamilton seconds yeah thank you so much for the work that you do and we know that the our Health Care system is challenged in many in many ways and it's great to hear that of your positive outcome and likely the positive outcome for many others that you've facilitated through your work so I think that access to care is incredibly important and also the prevention piece which is front and center in what you do so I'm happy to support and thank you for taking the time well in general to do this to do this work and to be with us here this evening as well so I'll be happy to support are there any other comments around the table go ahead counc pill

Chris Pettingill
0:39:00 (0:00:28)

yeah I just wish this work wasn't this important but it is unfortunately and so I'm glad you're here to do it and appreciate the support you're giving communities and I hope we can find some ways to take you up on the sunscreen program I know I it's on my to-do list actually to make an appointment with my doctor sort of in my calendar at the moment so thank you for that extra reminder and yeah really appreciate the presentation happy to support the

Armand Hurford
0:39:28 (0:00:09)

motion thank you any other comments Council sting I'll call the question all in favor any opposed motion carries unanimously thank you so much

SPEAKER_12
0:39:38 (0:00:01)

thank you so much

Armand Hurford
0:39:39 (0:00:05)

thank you

CONSIDERATION OF UNSCHEDULED PUBLIC ATTENDANCE
0:39:45 (0:03:05)

Tracy Saxby, co-founder and executive director of My Sea to Sky, approached the council to discuss two items on the agenda related to correspondence from Woodfibre LNG regarding the temporary use permit for its proposed floating work camp. Saxby expressed a desire to address the council urgently due to a belief that a motion to reconsider the council's previous decision to deny Woodfibre LNG's permit might be brought forward by a councillor she had spoken with earlier that day. Her request was to speak to these items immediately, highlighting the critical timing and the potential impact of waiting until the next scheduled meeting.

Mayor Armand Hurford facilitated the process for Saxby's request, outlining the procedure for unscheduled public attendance and inviting a motion from the council to allow Saxby to present her concerns. Councillor Andrew Hamilton moved to hear Saxby's presentation, with Councillor John French seconding the motion. There were no comments from the council members on the motion. Mayor Hurford expressed his support from the chair and mentioned the need to potentially suspend the order of the agenda to accommodate Saxby's presentation. The council voted in favor of hearing Saxby's concerns, with no opposition, indicating a unanimous decision to allow her to address the council later in the meeting.

Armand Hurford
0:39:45 (0:01:07)

so our next piece of business is consideration of unscheduled public attendance if anyone has a manner that U they would like to address that requires Council attention prior to the next regular business meeting in two weeks now would be your time yes you can approach the podium and before you get underway I'll just cover the procedures for this PO this portion the point to how this works is you have five minutes to address Council but the point to is to understand why this why the matter that you're speaking to needs to be heard the tonight critically rather than in two weeks next schedule tenants and then we'll vote whether we want to hear that and then later on the agenda if accepted by the majority Council that's where the actual content is it's a bit of a mind exercise but that's what happens in these spaces sometimes so the floor is yours if you could start with your full name and then you have five minutes to address Council

SPEAKER_14
0:40:52 (0:00:37)

okay my name is Tracy Saxby I'm the co-founder and executive director of myy dis Sky I'd like to speak to two items that appear on the District of Squamish agenda this evening items 7 B3 and 7b7 both of which are correspondence from wood fiber LG regarding the temporary use permit for its proposed flooding W Camp the reason that I would like to speak to this issue this evening is that we have been led to believe that one of the counselors that I spoke with earlier today is considering bringing forward a motion to reconsider the council decision denying wood Viper LG's in wet

Armand Hurford
0:41:30 (0:01:19)

Camp okay thank you so Council this is where we would afford a motion to hear from Miss Saxby on these on these items are you Mo are you moving that is that what you're doing councelor Hamilton moves their second by councel French would you any comments on this no okay I think the CH from the chair seat I'm supportive of this from the chair seat I'll look to my colleagues to figure out the best time for that to slot in because we will likely need to suspend the order of the agenda to make this make sense and a rational way but having said that I'm supportive of this direction so I'll call the question all in favor any opposed motion carries so stick around we'll find us the appropriate spot to address that thank you so next we have no so any other consideration of unscheduled public attendance okay seeing none we'll move on we have no public hearings this evening nothing under item

CONSENT AGENDA
0:42:50 (0:01:29)

Mayor Armand Hurford initiated the discussion on the consent agenda, identifying specific items to be pulled for separate consideration based on the input from Miss Saxby and council members. The items pulled included two letters referenced by Miss Saxby (7 B3 and 7 B7), a letter regarding restoring passenger rail service for the Sea to Sky corridor (7 B2) as requested by Councillor Eric Andersen, and a memo from staff (7 C1) highlighted by Councillor Jenna Stoner. These actions were taken to facilitate focused discussions on these matters separately from the broader consent agenda.

Following the identification of items to be pulled from the consent agenda, Mayor Hurford moved to proceed with the remaining items on the consent agenda, with Councillor John French seconding the motion. The council members were clear on the items removed for separate discussion, and the motion to approve the rest of the consent agenda was put to a vote. The council unanimously approved the motion, allowing the meeting to proceed with the consent agenda items that had not been pulled for individual consideration. This process ensured that specific concerns and topics could be addressed more thoroughly in subsequent discussions.

Armand Hurford
0:42:50 (0:00:24)

six so now we're on to the consent agenda and I'll pull those two letters that Miss Saxby spoke to so this is 7 B3 and 7 B7 and then I will with those two pulled I'll move the consent agenda seconded oh sorry just a sec

Eric Andersen
0:43:14 (0:00:13)

Herford I did have an additional item I wish to pull if I me U yeah go ahead yes I wish to pull number 7 B2 letter regarding restoring passenger rail service for the SE to Sky corridor

Armand Hurford
0:43:27 (0:00:11)

okay thank you so with those three items removed from the consent agenda are you seconding that coun French thank you okay sorry yep go ahead sorry councelor Stoner go ahead

Jenna Stoner
0:43:39 (0:00:12)

I'd also like to pull item 7 C1 please one it's a memo from staff and appreciate staff might not be able to speak to it but I'd like to have thank

Armand Hurford
0:43:51 (0:00:27)

you fair no that's fine okay so we've got four items removed from the consent to everyone's clear on what they are I'm moving the consent agenda with those four items removed and councelor French is still seconding is that correct yes thank you Council French and with that I'll call the question all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you okay so now

BYLAWS
0:44:19 (0:01:06)


Armand Hurford
0:44:19 (0:01:06)

now we're on to bylaws first consideration of first three readings we have some Financial bylaws here e

2024 Loan Authorization and Temporary Borrowing Bylaws
0:45:25 (0:08:30)

Ranne Susan, the Director of Financial Operations at the District, presented the 2024 loan authorization, temporary borrowing, and repealing bylaws to the council. She explained the distinction between long-term and short-term borrowing, outlined the legislative requirements under the Community Charter, and detailed the projects proposed for funding through these bylaws. These projects included the Whitaker Slooh Pump Station, Wak Park Seike, Loggers East Drainage Diversion, Cemetery Expansion, Waste Mod Treatment Plant Headworks, and Bridge Resurfacing, with their respective costs and impacts on residential and business owners. Susan also discussed the process for adopting these bylaws, the role of temporary borrowing bylaws for short-term working capital, and the repeal of previous loan authorization bylaws due to alternative funding sources being identified. The presentation aimed to secure the council's first three readings of these bylaws, highlighting the administrative steps involved and the importance of public engagement in the process.

During the discussion, Mayor Armand Hurford invited questions from the council. Councillor Jenna Stoner sought clarification on whether the total cost of each project included the cost of debt servicing. Heather Box, the General Manager of Financial Information Technology and Procurement Services, responded, clarifying that the project cost does not include debt servicing payments, which are considered an operational expense. This exchange highlighted a key aspect of financial management and planning for municipal projects, distinguishing between the capital cost of projects and the ongoing operational costs associated with debt servicing. The council's engagement with the presentation and subsequent questions reflected their due diligence in understanding the financial implications of the proposed bylaws before moving forward with the decision-making process.

Armand Hurford
0:45:25 (0:00:02)

e go ahead the floor is yours

SPEAKER_19
0:45:28 (0:07:00)

thank you hello mayor and Council my name is ranne Susan I'm the director of financial operations at the district to assist with addressing me my pronouns are she her and hers I'm here today to present the 2024 loan authorization temporary borrowing and repealing bylaws for the community's background a loan authorization bylaws for long-term borrowing and a temporary borrowing bylaw is for short-term borrowing the goal of the presentation today is for Council to give first your readings to these bylaws the Community Charter is a legislation that a municipality is required to follow in follow when entering into borrowing under the Community Charter a municipality must adopt a loan authorization bylaw prior to entering into long-term borrowing which is subject to an electoral process there are two options for electoral processes which are Ascent voting or an alternative ative approval process once a loan authorization bylaw is adopted a temporary borrowing bylaw may be adopted up to the amount that is authorized under the loan authorization bylaw to note the maximum debt servicing a municipality can incur by legislation is 25% of revenues the district's long-term financial plan guidelines and policies have limited this to 20% for the community's back ground Capital project expenditures and funding are approved by Council during the 5-year financial planning process the next step is AD the administrative process which is in front of council today which is adopting the loan authorization and temporary borrowing bylaws the long-term borrowing that is not already been adopted through loan authorization bylaws are Whitaker slooh pump station for 2.3 million wak park seik for 5.1 million loggers East drainage diversion for 1.3 million the cemetery expansion for 1.7 million waste mod treatment plant headworks for 12 million and Bridge resurfacing for 5 million this slide represents if the full amount of the debt was issued for 20 years at an interest rate of 4.9% which was the rate at the time of preparing the council report the total annual debt servicing cost which is principal and interest would be 2.3 million the impact on the debt servicing limit is it will bring the district's debt servicing to 15.7% if the full amount of the loan authorization bylaws that are funded by General taxation were borrowed at the stated rates and a 20-year term the annual cost to Property Owners per $100,000 of assessed value are equal to the following Whitaker slooh pump station is 88 cents for residential owners and 2.2 $226 for business owners wak Park seike is $11.95 for residential owners and $4.88 for business owners logger's East drainage diversion is 52 cents for residential owners and $130 for business owners Cemetery expansion is 64 cents for residential owners and $160 for business owners Bridge resurfacing is $1.95 for residential owners and $486 for business owners the wastewater treatment plant headworks building will be funded by Wastewater utility fees which has an impact of $862 per residential property owner to note commercial Wastewater utility fees differ by type of business classification as outlined in the fees in charges bylaw I'll next speak to the temporary borrowing bylaws it is best practiced to adopt temporary borrowing bylaws in addition to loan authorization bylaws this is due to borrowing under a loan authorization can only be borrowed once the expenditures are incurred therefore temporary borrowing provides short-term working capital to fund the projects until the long-term borrowing can be issued this slide represents if the district borrowed the full amount authorized through temporary borrowing bylaw at the interest rate at the time of the report to council was prepared which was 5.4% the total average monthly interest payment we would be $127,000 lastly I'll speak to the loan authorizations to be repealed in Prior years loan authorization bylaws were adopted for the following projects the landfill and gas capture and flare project the water meteor project the Pioneer Way Expansion Project and the fire Fleet replacement pump truck project an alternative funding source has been identified for each of these projects and therefore the loan authorization bylaws are being repealed so that they no longer affect the district's debt servicing capacity following first three readings of the loan authorization bylaws the next steps are the loan authoriz ation bylaws are forwarded to the inspector of municipalities for approval once approved by the inspector an electoral process is under taken staff are recommending the alternative approval process after the alternative approval process Council adopts the bylaws there is then a 30-day quashing period following first three readings of the repeal bylaws the next step is to bring them forward for adoption in regards to public engagement the Engagement start started with the development of the 5-year financial plan which included consultation with the community the next public engagement steps are the projects and details about the alternative approval process will be advertised in the chief over two consecutive weeks and will be shared through the district's social media channels and E newsletter for the same two weeks the advertisements will be linked to the district's website which will have a page dedicated for each project to provide a fome overview of the project a key message supporting the project information will be to explain how long-term borrowing is a valuable tool for municipality to spread the cost of capital projects over many years so that the future taxpayers also help pay for the projects they will benefit from it is staff's recommendation that the loan authorization temporary borrowing and repeal bylaws are given first three readings this concludes the presentation and I'll now turn it back over to the

Armand Hurford
0:52:28 (0:00:16)

chair thank you very much Council questions on this go ahead no questions you're getting ready to move is that what you're doing okay we've got any questions before councelor Penning moves us along here councelor

Jenna Stoner
0:52:45 (0:00:24)

Stoner thank you through the chair a question I think I know the answer to but just wanted some clarification on the total cost of each project includes the cost of debt servicing correct so when we issue a loan authorization bylaw for $15 million for a project that includes the cost of borrowing that 15 million dollar over that

SPEAKER_00
0:53:09 (0:00:29)

term thank you for the question through the chair Heather box your general manager of financial information technology and procurement Services thanks for the question so the project cost is not actually sorry the debt servicing payments which include interest are not actually part of the project cost that comes through the interest expense which is an operations

Armand Hurford
0:53:39 (0:00:03)

cost do you have a followup councelor

SPEAKER_06
0:53:42 (0:00:07)

St no but that's different than how I imagined it worked so that's at this point Thank You

Armand Hurford
0:53:50 (0:00:06)

y thank you no any other any other questions

District of Squamish Water Meter Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2776, 2020, Repeal Bylaw No. 3073, 2024
0:53:55 (0:01:02)


Armand Hurford
0:53:56 (0:00:38)

I'll go back to councelor pill you move staff recommendation thank you do we need sorry just quickly do we are these grouped in a way that we can move many together do we need to do each of them individually okay so thank you for moving the first the first one and I will SE I'll second that so the first one being the distri skish water meter Capital Works loan authorization bylaw repeal bylaw so any comments on this one oh go ahead y

Chris Pettingill
0:54:34 (0:00:09)

just to note that we've sort of gone through this as part of our budgeting and financial planning and so on so we're just sort of doing the last step here

Armand Hurford
0:54:43 (0:00:15)

yes thank you these are very administrative steps absolutely so with that I'll call I'll call the question all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Landfill Gas Capture and Flare Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2692, 2020, Repeal Bylaw No. 3074, 2024
0:54:57 (0:00:35)


Armand Hurford
0:54:59 (0:00:32)

so next is the District of sish landfill gas capture and flare Capital Works loan authorization bylaw rep and this is another repeal bylaw moved by councilor Hamilton second by coun counc Anderson I almost said Ericson for some reason Eric I don't know sorry and are there any I'm going to move through these quickly so wave please wave if you want to speak to a specific one but with this I'll call the question here all in favor any opposed motion carries thank

District of Squamish Fire Fleet Replacement Pumper Truck Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2849, 2021, Repeal Bylaw No. 3075, 2024
0:55:32 (0:00:18)


Armand Hurford
0:55:32 (0:00:18)

you so next we have the district squash fire Fleet replacement pumper truck loan authorization bylaw and again this is a another repeal bylaw so number three on our list move by councelor French second by councelor Penning all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Pioneer Way Extension R4 Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2847, 2021, Repeal Bylaw No. 3077, 2024
0:55:50 (0:00:17)


Armand Hurford
0:55:50 (0:00:17)

next number four District Squamish Pioneer Way Extension Capital Works loan authorization bylaw another repeal bylaw I'll move that councelor French seconds all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Whittaker Slough Pump Station Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3058, 2024
0:56:07 (0:00:17)


Armand Hurford
0:56:07 (0:00:17)

next District Squamish Whitaker slooh Pump Station loan authorization bylaw not a repeal a loan authorization bylaw moved by councelor Hamilton second by councelor penil all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Whittaker Slough Pump Station Bylaw No. 3057, 2024
0:56:24 (0:00:17)


Armand Hurford
0:56:24 (0:00:16)

next District of Squamish temporary boring for whiters SLO Pump Station bylaw which is item six on our list moved by councelor Hamilton second by councelor French all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Xwu’nekw Park Sea Dike Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3064, 2024
0:56:41 (0:00:16)


Armand Hurford
0:56:41 (0:00:15)

on to item 7 which is honc sedik loan authorization bylaw councelor Anderson second by councelor Hamilton all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Xwu’nekw Park Sea Dike Bylaw No. 3063, 2024
0:56:57 (0:00:20)


Armand Hurford
0:56:57 (0:00:20)

next item eight District SC temporary borrowing for honc seike bylaw moved by councelor Pettingill second by councel French all in favor any opposed motion carries in case you haven't picked up on this for those watching there's a few of these and we're making good progress here item

District of Squamish Loggers East Drainage Diversion Pipe Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3066, 2024
0:57:17 (0:00:13)


Armand Hurford
0:57:17 (0:00:13)

nine District squished loggers East drainage diversion pipe loan authorization bylaw moved by councelor Hamilton second by councelor Anderson all in favor any opposed motion carries on to item 10

District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Loggers East Drainage Diversion Pipe Bylaw No. 3065, 2024
0:57:30 (0:00:12)


Armand Hurford
0:57:30 (0:00:12)

District Squamish temporary borrowing for loggers East drainage diversion pipe bylaw moved by councelor Hamilton second by councelor French all in favor any opposed motion

District of Squamish Expansion of the Cemetery Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3068, 2024
0:57:42 (0:00:16)


Armand Hurford
0:57:42 (0:00:15)

carries next item 11 District of Squamish expansion of the cemetery loan authorization by law moved by councelor Hamilton second by counselor French all in favor any opposed motion car carries thank you we have the

District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Expansion of the Cemetery Bylaw No. 3067, 2024
0:57:58 (0:00:12)


Armand Hurford
0:57:58 (0:00:12)

matching temporary borrowing for the expansion of the cemetery bylaw moved by councelor penel second by councelor Hamilton all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3070, 2024
0:58:10 (0:00:17)


Armand Hurford
0:58:10 (0:00:16)

on to item 13 District of Squamish wastewater treatment plant headworks building loan authorization bylaw moved by counselor French and seconded by councelor Anderson all in favor any opposed motion carries onto

District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Building Bylaw No. 3069, 2024
0:58:27 (0:00:18)


Armand Hurford
0:58:27 (0:00:23)

item 14 which is the temporary borrowing to accompany that for the wastewater treatment plant headworks building moveed by councelor Hamilton seconded by councelor French all in favor any opposed motion

District of Squamish Bridge Resurfacing Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3071, 2024
0:58:45 (0:00:20)


Armand Hurford
0:58:50 (0:00:14)

carries next we have the District of Squamish Bridge resurfacing loan authorization bylaw mooved by councelor Hamilton second by councelor French all in favor any opposed motion carries and

District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Bridge Resurfacing Bylaw No. 3072, 2024
0:59:05 (0:00:12)


Armand Hurford
0:59:05 (0:00:11)

the temporary borrowing that accompanies this move by councelor how and second by councelor French all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you so

2024 Revenue Anticipation Bylaw
0:59:17 (0:01:41)

Ran Susa, the Director of Financial Operations at the District of Squamish, presented the Revenue Anticipation Bylaw to the council. She reintroduced herself for the benefit of community members who might have joined the meeting late and stated her pronouns as she/her. The purpose of her presentation was to seek the council's approval for the first three readings of the District of Squamish Revenue Anticipation Bylaw. She explained that according to the Community Charter of BC, the council has the authority to borrow money to cover necessary current lawful expenditures through a bylaw. This is particularly important as the district's main source of revenue comes from property taxation, which is collected at the beginning of July, and the district faces significant expenditures and large capital projects that can increase its average expenditures occasionally. To mitigate the risk of short-term working capital deficits, the district maintains a $2 million line of credit with Scotia Bank, which does not incur any fees.

During the discussion, council members engaged with the presentation by asking questions and expressing their views on the Revenue Anticipation Bylaw. The focus of the council's inquiries revolved around the specifics of the line of credit, such as the terms, the necessity of maintaining it despite the district's sufficient cash flow, and how it helps in managing the risk associated with short-term capital deficits. The council members sought clarification on the operational aspects of the bylaw and its implications for the district's financial health. After a thorough discussion and clarification of the council members' concerns, the outcome was a decision to proceed with the first three readings of the Revenue Anticipation Bylaw. This decision underscored the council's commitment to ensuring the district's financial stability and its ability to meet current lawful expenditures through prudent financial management practices.

Armand Hurford
0:59:17 (0:00:20)

then we go to I believe this is where we stop for another presentations this Revenue anticipation bylaw is that correct okay back to staff for this

SPEAKER_19
0:59:37 (0:01:20)

portion hello mayor and Council my name is ran Susa and I'm the director of financial operations at the district just reintroducing myself in case someone from the community is just joining us to assist with addressing me my pronouns are she and her the goal of the presentation today is that Council give first three readings to the district of Squamish Revenue anticipation bylaw for Council in the community's background the Community Charter of BC states that a council May by bylaw provide for the borrowing of money that may be necessary to meet current lawful expenditures in order to do this AO referred to in the legislation as Revenue anticipation must be adopted annually the legislation recognizes that the main Revenue source for municipalities is property taxation which is due for collection the first working day in July in addition the district has significant expenditures and large capital projects that can Spike its average expenditures from time to time although the district has sufficient cash flow it maintains a line of credit with its financial institutions Scotia Bank to ensure it mitigates the risk of short-term working capital deficits the line of credit that is maintained is $2 million and there are no fees that are charged on this line of credit

District of Squamish Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 3084, 2024
1:00:58 (0:00:55)


SPEAKER_19
1:00:58 (0:00:14)

the motion before council is that the District of Squamish give first three readings to District of Squamish Revenue anticipation borrowing bylaw number 3084 2024 this concludes the presentation I'll now turn this back over to the

Armand Hurford
1:01:13 (0:00:40)

chair thank you Council any questions on this we do have a recommendation before us if that's where we are counc ping are you moving the recommendation thank you second by councelor Hamilton again this is a very procedural piece that we've been we've been through a few many times around this table already so are there any comments on this at all no with that I'll call the question all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you very much

Bill 44 (Small – Scale, Multi-Unit Housing) Zoning Bylaw Update
1:01:53 (0:28:00)

Brian Dy, a planner with Community Planning, presented the zoning bylaw update necessitated by the Province through Bill 44, aimed at increasing minimum density standards by allowing more small-scale multi-unit housing options. The update proposed replacing the RS1, RS2, RS3, and RH2 zoning in the majority of the district with a new R1 zone, excluding areas subject to high flood or debris flow hazards. Amendments since the April 9th Committee of the Whole meeting included changes to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) regulations, increasing design flexibility and incentivizing ADUs by allowing more than one ADU per property and increasing the maximum size. The presentation also covered the removal of floor ratios for multiple dwelling residential use and adjustments to minimum setbacks in the R1 Zone, aligning with provincial policy guidance to facilitate the development of small-scale multi-unit housing.

Council members engaged in a discussion focusing on the implications of the proposed bylaw updates, particularly around parking requirements, the engagement with small developers, and the economic viability of triplex and fourplex developments. Councillor Andrew Hamilton inquired about parking stall requirements for multi-dwelling residential (MDR) units, while Councillor Eric Andersen expressed concern about engaging small developers in the planning process. Councillor Jenna Stoner raised questions about the fees and costs associated with frontage improvements and servicing for different types of dwelling units, seeking clarification on how these might impact the development of multi-dwelling units. The discussion also touched on the need for further review of parking requirements and the potential for future adjustments to encourage more diverse housing developments. The council's questions highlighted the complexities of balancing provincial requirements with local development challenges and the need for flexibility in zoning regulations to support housing diversity.

Armand Hurford
1:01:53 (0:00:32)

so next up we have some planning items around Bill 44 which is the small scale multi-unit housing zoning bylaw update and I will turn it over to staff when they're ready to introduce themselves and the topic

SPEAKER_09
1:02:26 (0:14:06)

thank you mayor Herford good evening mayor and Council my name is Brian Dy planner with Community planning I'm here tonight to present the zoning bylaw update related to the changes required by The Province through Bill 44 for consideration of first three readings staff presented the draft Bill 44 zoning bylaw update amendments at the April 9th 2024 Committee of the whole meeting where staff were directed to bring the Amendments forward for consideration of first three readings the committee requested the following information to be provided when the bylaws were brought back forward for readings a track change ches copy of the bill 44 zoning bylaw amendments which can be found attached to the staff report data on the number of duplexes and triplexes constructed since the zoning bylaw amendments that permitted triplexes on Corner Lots in rs2 were adopted in 2018 So currently the district includes over 1100 properties zoned rs2 which allows two unit dwellings also known as duplexes and allows triplexes on Corner Lots over the past 10 years the average number of duplex developments on rs2 properties has been at a rate of just under two per year in the last four years that average that average rate has climbed to 3.5 projects per year and since 2018 one Triplex has been constructed and one is currently under construction the committee also requested basic renderings of two poent two potential outcomes of the R1 zoning and this will be shared later in the presentation in November 2023 the province of BC introduced Bill 44 smallscale multi-unit housing which requires qualifying municipalities in the province to mend zoning by laws in order to increase the minimum density standards by allowing more small scale multi-unit housing options in land use zones that are otherwise restricted to single family dwellings or duplexes staff have drafted zoning bylaw amendments based on the recommendations in the provincial policy guidance on small scale multiunit housing the provincial policy guidance is to make zoning regulations as flexible as possible to facilitate the development of small scale multi-unit housing file on number 3036 2024 prop proposes to replace the rs1 a rs2 a RS3 and rh2 Zoning in the majority of the district with a new R1 zone areas subject to high flood Hazard or debris flow Hazard are not subject to this amendment and staff are seeking an exemption to the bill 44 requirements to increase densities in these areas staff will bring forward appropriate Zoning for these areas as part of a separate update to the zoning bylaw as this involves a significant amount of work with a flood Hazard consultant that cannot be completed before the June 30 deadline to adopt the bill 44 zoning byw updates so some changes to the amending bylaw since the April 9th Committee of the whole meeting include changes to section 4.38 which regulates accessory dwelling units or adus in order to further incentiv increase design flexibility the maximum size of an Adu has been increased from 50 square meters to 90 square meters on any property previously 90 squ met adus were only permitted on properties2 hectares or larger the maximum of 1 Adu per property has been removed this would allow for more than one Adu on a property however the 90 squ met total maximum floor area would still apply regardless of the number of adus this is also intended to increase design flexibility and incentivize adus a provision noting that a 90 square meter maximum gross floor area for an Adu located on a property in the agricultural land Reserve has been added to align with the agricultural land commission regulations changes were also made to Res to remove fler ratios for multiple dwelling residential use and the minimum setbacks in the R1 Zone but these changes will be discussed later in this presentation so highlights of the Amendments that were previously presented at the committee of the whole meeting include adding a definition of multiple dwelling residential to the zoning bylaw which means a physical arrangement of three or more attached dwelling units multiple dwelling residential is included as a permitted use in the new R1 Zone as our single unit and two unit dwellings section 4.38 accessory dwelling units is further amended to reduce the required setbacks and increase the permitted height from 6.7 M to a maximum of 8 MERS this will increase design flexibility for adus Section 4.52 was added to the general regulations to regulate smallscale multi-unit housing to permit a two-unit dwelling in any comprehensive development zone or rural residential Zone that meets the following criteria The Zone permits a single unit dwelling is service by Municipal Water and sanitary services and is not located within the agricultural land Reserve this is intended to meet the provincial requirement by allowing up to four dwelling units a two-unit dwelling with secondary Suite on each side on lot zon for single unit dwellings staff have taken this approach with CD and RL zones to ensure the provincial requirements are being met without modifying those zones because that approach presents an administrative challenge given that the CD zones were drafted for specific developments there is a risk that applying the R1 Zone to certain areas of these zones would create unintended non-conformance with zoning and for the RL zones there are a limited number of Rural Residential Properties in the district that would meet the above noted criteria most of which are located in the loggers East neighborhood which has a recently completed neighborhood plan and are likely to redevelop at higher densities than permitted in R1 a new Zone residential one will be added to the zoning bylaw and will replace rs1 rs2 and RS3 zoning in the majority of the district permitted uses in the R1 Zone include single unit dwelling two unit dwelling and multiple dwelling residential the minimum lot size in R1 Remains the Same as in rs1 and rs2 the maximum height for single or two unit dwelling Remains the Same as rs1 and rs2 at 9 met the maximum height for multiple dwelling residential is 11 M or three stories whichever is less which is based on the recommendations of the provincial policy guidance maximum loot coverage for single or two unit dwellings remains at 33% but increases to 40% if the single unit or two unit dwelling contains a suite and an accessory dwelling unit and lock coverage increases to 50% for multiple dwelling residential use which is aligned with provincial policy guidance density in the R1 Zone allows for four strata titled multiple dwelling residential units on a lot and allows for an additional fifth dwelling unit if it is provided as a secondary Suite multi-unit Flex unit or accessory dwelling unit this is this additional unit cannot be stratified which is intended to incentivize a rental unit on the property the proposed maximum FL ratio or F are summarized on this Slide the F in the R1 Zone increases based on the number of units proposed with bonus F available if a secondary Suite multi-unit Flex unit or adus is provided for single unit and two unit dwellings provincial policy guidance does not recommend including an F for small scale multi-unit housing previously staff had recommended including a08 f for three units with a suite and or an Adu and 1.0 for four units with a suite and/or an Adu after reviewing existing townhouse developments and the respective densities during public engagement some attendees suggested not including an F for multiple dwelling residential use to ensure the regulations are as flexible as possible to facilitate their delivery further discussions with an architect staff retained to prepare conceptual drawings of potential scenarios of the multiple dwelling residential use noted it may be challenging to achieve a 1.0 r on most properties given this information and to align with provincial policy guidance staff no longer recommend including an F for multiple dwelling residential use the maximum unit size of 220 sare meters is still included for multiple dwelling residential use the minimum setbacks in the R1 zone for properties outside of the flood plane are consistent with what was originally presented at the committee of the whole meeting and are as follows front setback of 3 meters rear setback of 3 MERS interior side setback of 1.2 M and exterior side setback of 3 m provincial policy guidance recommends a minimum front setback of 2 meters and a minimum rear setback of 1.5 M staff have engaged a consultant to determine whether a reduced front and rear setbacks are sufficient to maintain flood conveyance for secondary floodways unfortunately this work was not able to be completed prior to bringing the bylaw forward for readings and given this work is ongoing staff are proposing to maintain the same front rear and exterior side setback of 7.62 M that currently exists in rs1 and rs2 and reduce the interior side setback to 1.2 meters this would be applicable to properties that are located within the flood plane staff intend to bring forward an amendment to further reduce the front setback based on the outcome of the work with the flood consultant common usable open space is not required in the R1 Zone staff are proposing a minimum private usable open space requirement of equivalent of at least 10% of the gross floor area of the dwelling unit to be provided as private usable space for multiple dwelling residential use the 10% requirement mirrors the current private open space requirement in multiple unit residential zones such as arm 1 to arm 3 there's also an option to provide the same amount of area required for private usable open space as common usable open space to provide increased design flexibility so this is the first of the two scenarios that were modeled for the R1 zoning the first scenario is a typical dentville or downtown siiz lot with vehicle access from a rear Lane this scenario depicts a Triplex containing two Suites with a point8 l ratio 50% lock coverage and one parking stall per principal dwelling unit for three Total Access from the lane the Blue Area represents the main dwelling units Brown represents the secondary Suites the ground floor would be crawl space and entry due to flood Construction level constraints oops the second is a typical garabaldi Highland size lot with access from the street this is a fourplex with one accessory dwelling Unit A 1 Point 1.0 floor area ratio 50% lock coverage one parking stall per unit access from a shared driveway it should be noted that for scenario 2 in order to reach the maximum allowable floor area ratio that was previously recommended the conceptual renderings do not include garages in any of the buildings further A 5.6 meter setback from the side lot lines was required to accommodate driveway driveways to provide access to parking at the rear of the lot so the second bylaw Amendment that's part of the bill 44 zoning bylaw update is the bill 44 parking reductions so changes that have been made to this bylaw since the committee of the whole meeting include an amendment to section 4.49 which regulates affordable housing to remove the one stall per dwelling unit parking requirement associated with it given that bylaw number 303 5 2024 is proposing to remove the parking requirements for secondary Suites accessory dwelling units and multi-unit Flex units and given the growing consensus among housing advocats that minimum parking standards are significant barrier to housing Supply staff recommend also removing the parking requirements for affordable housing use this is intended to further incentivize the development of affordable rental housing given the high cost of construction also the district has yet to receive an application taking advantage of the relaxations allowed under Section 4.49 since this B was adopted in November 2023 suggesting that further flexibility is required highlights of the Amendments that were previously presented at the committee of the whole meeting that remained the same are eliminating off- street parking requirements for secondary Suites accessory dwelling units and multi-unit Flex units this is recommended in the provincial policy guidance and supported by staff as a way to continue to incentivize infill rental housing there's a risk that without any incentive to provide a suite properties will redevelop with the maximum number of stratified units and no longer provides secondary Suites which would reduce the number of new opportunities for rental housing in neighborhoods including a parking requirement of one space per principal dwelling unit for multiple dwelling residential use provincial policy guns is to set a maximum parking requirement of one space per dwelling unit but staff are recommending a more conservative approach staff believe that the market will continue to provide parking that exceeds this requirement we're practical as units with additional parking stalls are typically more attractive and may sell for a high amount as part of the Squamish housing action plan staff are committed to exploring Parking Solutions including eliminating and reducing parking requirements as part of the district's housing accelerator fund commitment staff held two engagement events on the bill 44 zoning byla update one in person at the house own brou Hub on April 30th and another online webinar on May 2nd the inperson engagement had approximately 30 people attend most of the attendees were Property Owners or Builders who were curious about what the R1 zoning would allow on their properties two attendees raised concerns about parking requirements being eliminated for Suites two other attendees recommended removing FL ratios associated with multiple dwelling residential use to make them more viable and align with the provincial policy recommendations the online webinar had approximately 15 attendees questions generally concerned clarification regarding what the regulations would allow and what fees and other servicing and Frontage Improvement requirements would be applicable for this form of development apart from the above noted comments there were no major issues raised with the draft bylaws at either event notice of bylaw readings were advertised in the main 9th and 16th editions of the Squamish Chief so staff are recommending that the byon number 3036 which is the small scale multi-unit housing be given first second and third reading and that the bill 44 parking reductions bylaw number 3035 2024 be given first second and third readings that concludes my presentation and I'm happy to take

Armand Hurford
1:16:32 (0:00:16)

questions thank you for that Council questions yeah go ahead councelor

Andrew Hamilton
1:16:48 (0:00:19)

Hamilton thanks very much sorry so current recommendation current bylaw that you or that is being proposed includes one parking stall per MDR or does not include a requirement for one stall per

SPEAKER_09
1:17:07 (0:00:09)

MDR through the chair it includes a requirement of one stall per MDR

Armand Hurford
1:17:17 (0:00:03)

use y go ahead Council

Eric Andersen
1:17:20 (0:00:50)

Anderson from time to time staff refer to consult ation with the development community and of course we have a few prominent developers engaged in large projects my question is do staff have kind of a mechanism to field input from small developers we're talking here tonight about well we referred to the low uptake with respect to triplexes and this category and some of these developers putting together a plan for a or unit development they're in a different situation than somebody planning for 50 and I'm just wondering what is the mechanism that staff have to field input get their feedback on what the challenges are from the small developer thank

SPEAKER_09
1:18:11 (0:00:32)

you through the chair there were a few smaller developers that attended the in-person engagement and they generally noted that they were supportive of the changes though they felt they probably didn't go far enough to make you know make it totally economically viable and I think the best way to solicit feedback from them would be once these once the zoning is in place and we see some applications to come forward and start to see what challenges people are facing with the zoning regulations and what is working and what is

Armand Hurford
1:18:43 (0:00:04)

not thank you I've got councelor Stoner then

Jenna Stoner
1:18:48 (0:00:33)

Hamilton thank you through the chair a few questions for staff so picking up on some of the challenges that we've seen for folks to take advantage of the triplex and duplexes that have already been zoned Can staff speak to the fees and costs incurred for Frontage improvements and servicing for single dwelling units and two dwelling units versus multi-dwelling residential units and how we might address that if that is currently beyond the scope of the work that we're talking about

SPEAKER_09
1:19:21 (0:00:43)

tonight through the chair it's quite challenging to speak to the specific fees that are incurred because they can vary by neighborhood but typically for typically full Frontage improvements aren't required for single unit and potentially two unit dwellings so there can be fairly significant Frontage improvements that get triggered through Triplex or fourplex dwelling units but and like actually specifically speaking to the fees that are charged is quite challenging because the requirements to do the frontage improvements live in the subdivision IND development control bylaw and then the engineering staff work with the engineers from the team to develop cost estimates and then take bonding for this work and I'll pass it to Jesse if she would like to add

SPEAKER_17
1:20:05 (0:00:37)

anything thank you Brian just to add on to that So speaking with the engineering department everything duplex and above does require a servicing agreement and a large portion of those fees are Frontage improvements those are looked at a case-by case basis we've heard the estimate around $250,000 in terms of both underground and Frontage improvements for something along those lines again it depends neighborhood to Neighborhood what's existing and what's in the subdivision development control bylaw and we add what triplexes at this time are only permitted on Corner Lots which includes two frontages which is why the costs associated that are typically

Jenna Stoner
1:20:42 (0:00:16)

larger that's helpful context thank you is there any intention through the Squamish housing action plan to address that or review those fees or is that just kind of expected to stay as

SPEAKER_17
1:20:59 (0:00:24)

is through the mayor one of our projects as part of the Squamish housing action plan is do an infrastructure review in the community over the next three years and so part of that will beit better able to address those up front or give people a more of an idea of what those are as well the engineering department is continually reviewing their servicing requirements and coming up with a matrix but what should apply where so it's an ongoing

Jenna Stoner
1:21:23 (0:00:33)

project okay that's helpful thank you and then I have some specific questions on the draft bylaw that's in front of us I'll start with Section six so the new residential one R1 Zone we haven't explicitly included permitted uses of Child Care Home occupation residential and home occupation office which were previously included in the rs1 zone can staff speak to why those aren't identified specifically here as it as permitted uses

SPEAKER_09
1:21:56 (0:00:15)

yeah through the mayor those are considered accessory uses and they're regulated through the general Reg general regulation section of the zoning bylaw under section four so they have their own specific subsections and the regulations live there and they're considered accessory to residential

Jenna Stoner
1:22:12 (0:00:29)

use okay that's helpful thank you my other question was in section 4. 38 so the changes to the accessory dwelling unit components of the bylaw mirror I'm just wondering if we should mirror so in section A we don't specifically call out to dwelling units but we do so in the secondary sweets component I'm just wondering if that was intentional for that to be

SPEAKER_09
1:22:41 (0:00:18)

differentiated through the mayor yes there was consideration to call out both but given that this Zone that this multiple dwelling residential zone is going to replace all of rs1 2 and three a single unit dwelling is going to be a permitted use so it would still be

Jenna Stoner
1:22:59 (0:00:07)

applicable would the same thing not then apply for the secondary suits same R it just seems inconsistent between the

SPEAKER_09
1:23:06 (0:00:41)

two yes I see what you're saying however the issue there was that it called out zones that permitted single unit dwelling but there are legally non-conforming zones or sorry there's zones that have single family homes on them that are not zoned for single family use so it wouldn't allow for a suite there but yes so the intention there was to allow people with existing homes to add a suite to them but potentially not at a carriage home because that would further that would kind of make the non-conformance even worse than it typically is if that makes sense adding a adding a suite to your home felt that an existing home felt like it was a reasonable thing to

Jenna Stoner
1:23:48 (0:00:28)

allow okay and then in that same section 4.38 it currently reads meet the minimum from the side from and side setbacks requirements for the zones principal building and not be located no closer than 1.5 meters which just feels like it doesn't read very clearly what was the intention behind

SPEAKER_09
1:24:16 (0:00:19)

e it was drafted to mirror the previous the way it was previously written and my apologies as someone who reads the zoning bylaw very often it seemed clear to me but it might not it might not be the most the easiest thing to read when you're when you're reading

Jenna Stoner
1:24:35 (0:00:09)

it so what does not be Lo sorry it does not be located no closer than 1.5 meters what does that

SPEAKER_09
1:24:45 (0:00:21)

mean in the bylaw that I've pulled up from the agenda it reads Heron's principal building and not be located closer than 1.5 M from a rear lot line except from where a rear lot line AB a lane the setback may be reduced to 61 M that if you're looking in the track changes section it might have been an error on my part

Jenna Stoner
1:25:06 (0:00:06)

I was looking at the track changes thank you sherff I may just one more I'll jump

SPEAKER_06
1:25:13 (0:00:00)

to the

Jenna Stoner
1:25:13 (0:00:29)

off street parking requirements section 4.17 I'm just curious as we move towards reducing this requirement for parking for multiple dwell in residential why haven't we considered reducing the parking requirements for duplexes or even single unit housing to one parking space especially given how few duplexes we've seen emerge in the past 10

SPEAKER_09
1:25:42 (0:00:25)

years through the mayor the intention of providing a reduced parking standard for the multiple dwelling residential use and removing it for Suites accessory dwelling units and multi-unit Flex units was a as seen as a way to try and incentivize this new form of housing which is missing from the community and to really facilitate its development so that was the rationale for not further reducing the parking standards for single or two unit

Jenna Stoner
1:26:08 (0:00:09)

dwellings what two unit dwellings not fall under that same

SPEAKER_20
1:26:18 (0:00:23)

category if I could answer through the mirror it we don't see the challenges that we would see with a Triplex or a fourplex on a standard property to provide parking in a single unit or a two unit volum they become real challenges when it's a Triplex or a

Armand Hurford
1:26:41 (0:00:05)

fourplex he does that you're okay for now councelor

Jenna Stoner
1:26:46 (0:00:15)

Stoner I guess I followup question though but by requiring two parking stalls per duplex unit we are requiring that cost on that form of development is that not

SPEAKER_20
1:27:02 (0:00:36)

true that's correct it's it certainly has the cost it's just that it hasn't been identified as you know an interminable cost that would prevent or make development unfeasible whereas in Triplex and forx form it seems to be but again we're sort of this is our first step into reducing parking requirements so we're not going all the way we're providing some and you know we're going to monitor and if Council approves this we'll probably come back with further reduction proposals in the

SPEAKER_06
1:27:39 (0:00:02)

future thank

Armand Hurford
1:27:42 (0:00:03)

you thank you I've got councelor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
1:27:46 (0:00:12)

next thanks think thinking about parking requirements so just to be clear the province is suggesting a maximum parking requirement is that in our bylaw is that

SPEAKER_09
1:27:58 (0:00:05)

correct through the mayor the provincial policy guidance suggests a maximum of one stall per

Andrew Hamilton
1:28:04 (0:00:26)

unit and this got me thinking about if somebody wants to own a property in Squamish but doesn't own a car are do we have in our bylaw do we have any mechanism for somebody to build a property with no parking or do all of the zones does everything for purchase require a parking stall

SPEAKER_09
1:28:30 (0:00:09)

through the mayor currently yes however you could apply for a variance to the to the zoning bot to varia parking

Andrew Hamilton
1:28:40 (0:00:36)

requirement thanks and you've said I pretty sure I read in the staff report that we haven't seen anybody try to not to reduce the number of parking stalls for the minimum requirement in these single family or multi-unit Triplex units right so our minimum is effectively an artificial minimum at this point because the market doesn't build them that way anyways do I understand the comment from the staff report

SPEAKER_09
1:29:17 (0:00:14)

properly may I think that's probably maybe that's not exactly what the comment was intended to get at but that would likely be accurate because they always meet the like we don't see parking variances very often for single unit or two unit dwelling

Andrew Hamilton
1:29:32 (0:00:09)

developments yeah thanks that's s me we don't we don't see a lot of people asking to reduce to no parking right okay thanks

Armand Hurford
1:29:41 (0:00:11)

y okay thank you other questions okay we have a recommendation before us again as with the others we have these in two pieces

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Bill 44 Parking Reductions) No. 3035, 2024
1:29:53 (0:00:33)


Armand Hurford
1:29:53 (0:00:33)

so the first the first piece on our agenda is the Bill 44 parking reduction piece is someone ready to move that if that's where we are or are there more questions move by councelor French thank you there seconder second by councelor Anderson thank you any comments on this seeing none I'll call the question all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you next

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Small – Scale, Multi – Unit Housing) No. 3036, 2024
1:30:26 (0:07:30)

Andrew Hamilton initiated the discussion by proposing an amendment to remove the parking minimum requirement for multi-dwelling residential units, aiming to allow property purchases without the necessity of parking spaces. This suggestion was part of a broader conversation on bylaw number 3036 2024, which Mayor Armand Hurford and Councilor John French moved to discuss. The mayor highlighted the provincial push to streamline housing and commended the staff for their efforts in translating these directives into actionable items, acknowledging the evolving nature of these policies and the need for future revisions.

During the discussion, there was a clarification on the technical aspects of the proposed amendment, with suggestions on how to implement changes to off-street parking requirements for multi-dwelling residential (MDR) use. Despite the technical advice, Hamilton decided not to pursue the amendment path he initially considered. Councilor Jenna Stoner expressed disappointment over a missed opportunity to address parking minimums but looked forward to broader amendments to parking regulations. Councilor Chris Pettingill supported the direction of reducing parking minimums and emphasized the importance of flexibility and adaptability in housing policies, despite some reservations about ensuring accessory dwelling units (ADUs) become rentals. The council's conversation concluded with a unanimous vote in favor of the motion, reflecting a collective interest in adapting housing policies to meet community needs and provincial guidelines.

Armand Hurford
1:30:26 (0:00:09)

we have the next piece is the small scale multi-unit housing piece yeah are you moving that

Andrew Hamilton
1:30:36 (0:00:04)

Council Hamilton like to move it with an amendment

Armand Hurford
1:30:41 (0:00:04)

yeah give it a

Andrew Hamilton
1:30:45 (0:00:25)

go thanks very much so I just need to find I can tell you the spirit of the amendment and then I just need to find the exact where it is so the spirit of the amendment is to remove the parking minimum on multi-dwelling residential units so that there would be rather that

Armand Hurford
1:31:11 (0:01:21)

was in this bylaw it's in okay so that was the part that was the previous I these are connected is why they're presented together but that particular piece was the one that we that just went so we're looking for the small scale multi-unit housing so this is number 3036 2024 which I will move if there's a second or second by counsil French thank you any comments on this one I will just briefly this all of this work is coming flowing from provincial push to streamline housing and I commend staff for their work and waiting through these asks from the from the province and turning it into actionable items and I do recognize and I think it's largely recognized even at the provincial level that these are an evolving landscape and will likely need to be Revisited as we monitor the impact of these going forward so thank you for that and I'll Council Hamilton point

Andrew Hamilton
1:32:32 (0:00:33)

of clarification this bylaw including in section 6 a11 off street parking States off street parking spaces for buildings and uses must comply with Section 41 of this bylaw section 41 of this bylaw is the thing that holds that piece that I want to alter which is a table that table that states how many parking stalls are expected per