Regular Council - 04 Jun 2024


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: DELEGATIONS/PETITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS
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: May 21, 2024
7.A.ii: Regular Business Meeting: May 21, 2024
7.B: CORRESPONDENCE - Receive for Information
7.B.i: 0531 MP P. Weiler Re: NAAW Stream of the Social Development Partnerships Program 2024
7.B.ii: 0531 MP P. Weiler Re: Small Projects Component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund 2024
7: CORRESPONDENCE - Referred to Staff
7: Staff Recommendation:
7.C: STAFF UPDATES - For Information
7: END OF CONSENT AGENDA
8: CONSIDERATION OF COUNCIL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
9: BYLAWS
9.A: FIRST AND SECOND READING
9.A.i: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (1006 and 1018 McNamee Place) No. 3031, 2024
9.B: ADOPTION
9.B.i: District of Squamish Water Meter Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2776, 2020, Repeal Bylaw No. 3073, 2024
9.B.ii: District of Squamish Landfill Gas Capture and Flare Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2692, 2020, Repeal Bylaw No. 3074, 2024
9.B.iii: District of Squamish Fire Fleet Replacement Pumper Truck Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2849, 2021, Repeal Bylaw No. 3075, 2024
9.B.iv: District of Squamish Pioneer Way Extension R4 Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2847, 2021, Repeal Bylaw No. 3077, 2024
9.B.v: District of Squamish Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 3084, 2024
9.B.vi: District of Squamish Growing Communities Fund Grant Reserve Bylaw 3048, 2024
9.B.vii: District of Squamish Tree Management Bylaw No. 2640, 2018, Amendment Bylaw (Minor Amendments) No. 3034, 2024
9.B.viii: District of Squamish Business Licence Bylaw No. 2455, 2016, Amendment Bylaw (Short-term Rental Accommodation Definition) Bylaw No. 3041, 2024
9.B.ix: District of Squamish Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw No. 1832, 2004, Amendment Bylaw (Short-term Rental Fine Increase) Bylaw No. 3040, 2024
10: STAFF REPORTS
10.A: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
10.A.i: Development Permit No. 000614, 1940 Centennial Way, Phase 3
11: LATE AGENDA ITEMS
12: CORRESPONDENCE - ACTION REQUESTED
12.i: Item Removed.
12.ii: Correspondence Received Regarding Woodfibre LNG Procurement Policy and EA Certificate and Draft Responses from Mayor Hurford to Woodfibre LNG and FortisBC
13: CORRESPONDENCE REFERRED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
14: APPROVAL OF MINUTES REFERRED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
15: BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
15.i: Regular Business Meeting, May 21, 2024
15.ii: Special Business Meeting, May 21, 2024
16: COMMITTEE MINUTES AND REPORTS
17: COUNCIL - STAFF IN CAMERA ANNOUNCEMENTS
18: UNSCHEDULED PUBLIC ATTENDANCE
19: OPEN QUESTION PERIOD - CLARIFICATION RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS
20: COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS
21: MOTION TO CLOSE
22: 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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we'll get

SPEAKER_18
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underway

Armand Hurford
0:09:12 (0:00:32)

okay hello everybody and welcome to the regular business meeting for the District of Squamish for Tuesday June 4th Hamish as always we're gathered to do our work today on the traditional and unseated territory of the skish nation please be advised that this council meeting is being live streamed recorded and will be available to the public to view on the district discom website following the meeting if you have any concerns please notify the corporate officer present at the meeting which is Carrie Wells this evening

ADOPTION OF AGENDA
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Armand Hurford
0:09:45 (0:00:32)

Council we have a an amended agenda before us that to add some late correspondents which is 7b1 and 2 and 122 could I have move the amended agenda moved by councelor Hamilton second by councelor French all in favor any opposed okay motion carries thank you we don't have any delegations petitions or proclamations this evening under item three

CONSIDERATION OF UNSCHEDULED PUBLIC ATTENDANCE
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During the District of Squamish Council meeting, several individuals approached the podium during the consideration of unscheduled public attendance to express their desire to speak on emergent matters before the council. The first speaker, identified as Chief Harry, expressed his concern over the reconsideration of a decision to issue a temporary use permit, emphasizing the economic and social implications of delaying the permit, particularly highlighting the impact on the Squamish Nation and local businesses. Following Chief Harry, other speakers, including David Wilson and Roberta Williams, presented their cases, focusing on various issues such as the process of reconsideration for the temporary use permit and the potential social and safety concerns associated with the permit's approval.

The council, led by Mayor Armand Hurford, deliberated on whether to allow these speakers to present their concerns later in the agenda. After each presentation, motions were made and seconded by council members, including Jenna Stoner, Chris Pettingill, John French, Eric Andersen, Andrew Hamilton, and Lauren Greenlaw, to decide on hearing the speakers' full presentations on their emergent issues. The council unanimously agreed to hear from each speaker, demonstrating a willingness to consider the community's concerns on the temporary use permit and other related matters. The decision to adjust the agenda to accommodate these unscheduled public attendances highlighted the council's flexibility and responsiveness to emergent community issues.

Armand Hurford
0:10:17 (0:01:38)

item four is consideration of unscheduled public attendance this is where if someone has a matter that's emergent in nature and requires a council address before our next scheduled meeting this would be your opportunity to do that okay we've got a couple hands I'll just go by the who's closest to the mic as a as a way to start and if you could I'll just run through the procedure the procedure is going to be the same for both hands or if there are additional hands the first piece with unscheduled public attendance is you have two minutes to address Council as to why the matter is emergent and should be heard this evening not the piece itself and if once we've heard why it's timely an emergent issue this evening Council will vote on what on whether to hear from you and then the oper the space for unscheduled public attendance is Elsewhere on the agenda where you would actually make the point or are bring forward your concerns so this is about the first bit is about the why it's important that Council hear from you on your matter this evening so with that caveat we'll get started so if you'd like to approach the Podium the mic will magically turn on for you and you have two minutes to address Council and if you start with introducing yourself for those that aren't acquainted with you

SPEAKER_01
0:11:55 (0:00:39)

yet well Colton CM Chief de Harry I guess I'll give you my address 37648 Chief Harry drive I guess what I wanted to speak to the item on the council agenda for the reconsideration of the decision to issue a temporary use permit and that's I feel it's really important that I speak on that because I remember I came in here last time and my see the sky Tracy was her name and she got to speak way beforehand so do I get to speak right now what I want to

Armand Hurford
0:12:35 (0:00:09)

say the decision before Council will be whether to hear from you later in the agenda so you have some time on the clock you could use it as you as you see fit but that's the point you're trying to argue at this point

SPEAKER_01
0:12:44 (0:01:57)

yeah okay well I got two minutes so I just wanted to state that I spoke in vigorous support of this at the public Hearing in April and I want to raise my concern again and I was disrespected you know by you know myself my mother my daughter my granddaughter you know from you know she was an elder from the Squamish Nation 93 years old and our views were dismissed while the views of those that were speaking in opposition were lotted and upheld and this is very concerning to me and the Squamish Council staff and made it clear that this was the best solution for the Squamish nation and for this community but I'm not going to be later with that point this evening I want to look forward to a positive resolution and approval of the temporary use permit so that the solution is best for the nation Community woman and the workforce and realized without a SE several months delay the delay is causing an economic hardship delaying business employment opportunities and unnecessary delaying access to live in accommodations that are intended that this been approached by the point of silly and I don't know why dist Council would want to continue to delay the decision that is best for the community and the nation and I hope the district will consider the strain that this decision is having on an our indigenous business and relationship with the Squamish nation and making a right add decision to approve the tup temporary use permit tonight work continues on the wood fiber LNG site all that the district is doing is adding more logistical hurdles to how people get to work these are good people hardworking men women that deserve a good meal a comfortable place to stay in a private room and end of a long shift and same as all of us afford it let's not get in the way of economic reconciliation that's all I want to say so you can cut me off again

Armand Hurford
0:14:42 (0:00:01)

no I just wanted to make sure that we you

SPEAKER_01
0:14:44 (0:00:01)

can cut me off again

Armand Hurford
0:14:45 (0:00:03)

no I'm not I'm trying to trying to stick to and

SPEAKER_01
0:14:49 (0:00:03)

by the way I try to get a hold of you and you know we've

Armand Hurford
0:14:53 (0:00:37)

been we've played tag a few times and I'm sorry we haven't been able to connect yet so thank you so Council the decision here is whether we'd like to hear from further from Chief Harry before the before or on later on the on the agenda so if there's a I know that there was there was yeah but that's the question before so we' need a moover a second or in a debate on the matter go ahead

Andrew Hamilton
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clarifying question not is Chief Harry do you have more to say or did you justes unclear to

Armand Hurford
0:15:43 (0:01:30)

me well this is where the question that we were that we need to answer here is whether we hear later on the agenda so I it's more I'll move that we hear later on the agenda are you seconding that counc okay any discussion on this on this point seeing none I'll call the question all in favor okay thank you so we'll work to and a little bit later we'll adjust the agenda so that right now the unscheduled public attendance Falls after that point but that won't work for what we're doing here so we will that'll be another piece we need to adjust so I saw another hand here if you could approach the mic and then and then I saw you there and we'll go I do want to so same concept we're looking for two minutes as to why the issue is new emergent and should be addressed this evening and at some point I just want to be clear that this isn't one of the things we'll be discussing later when we if this is on reconsideration I'm just seeing the sign just to is that is this isn't an additional public hearing so this isn't a situ that so we just need to be mindful that we're of where we are in process so that we can't have everybody do an unscheduled public attendance but I'm well but I welcome your submission here so you do have two minutes to address to address councel thank you

SPEAKER_07
0:17:13 (0:00:33)

perfect good evening everyone my name is David Wilson I'm a resident in brackendale my request here tonight is to be heard before the reconsideration of the temporary use permit it is specific to the reconsider itation and not to the public hearing that was held before or anything there it's around the process the way the reconsideration was introduced and I want to make sure that myself and other people that I have talked to their concerns are raised and perhaps addressed this evening

Armand Hurford
0:17:46 (0:00:34)

before okay thank you thank you Council French I'll move that we hear from Mr Wilson thank you is our second by Council Hamilton I don't see any hands for discussion so I'll call a question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you and sorry I saw I saw you was there another hand here and then I'll go there so if you could approach the microphone and same similar concept to before you have it two minutes to address Council thank

SPEAKER_00
0:18:21 (0:01:32)

you CH good evening everybody I'd like to thank you for having this opportunity to get up and say what I have to say I have to be honest that I don't really know your process your governing process and My worry is granting the temporary use permit I would like it to be referred back to staff as there are some issues in regards to awarding a temporary use permit I know that the reason why they're doing this is because it's not zoned in Wood fiber for housing so that's why they are doing the floel plus the issues I mean I'm indigenous there are issues about murdered and missing indigenous woman and the destructive Industries that come into the towns that is another issue and I'm asking that you refer back to staff so there can be a proper process that's going to ensure the safety of not just the community members in Squamish but the house sound also thank

Armand Hurford
0:19:53 (0:00:10)

you thank you did sorry did you I miss part did you say your name for the rec for the record just to make sure that we have

SPEAKER_03
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all the

SPEAKER_00
0:20:05 (0:00:16)

I'm sorry my non Indian name is Roberta Williams I was born and raised here in Squamish I've been here for 65 years and I live in yapsam Government Road if you don't know where that is no

Armand Hurford
0:20:22 (0:00:28)

no thank you thank you very much so Council councelor Pettingill moves councelor hamon seconds okay all in favor motion carries and I saw a hand here and so you can approach the microphone and then I think we're g to need to cap those speakers at this at this point go ahead

SPEAKER_15
0:20:50 (0:01:08)

all right so hi thanks so much I'm miam adrangi I'm in brackendale I wasn't at the tup hearings but one thing I was now with this coming back and coming forward one thing as speaking with people I've heard that wasn't spoken about were while yes there were many Community impacts things about drug trafficking and homicides and the reason I actually wasn't at the tup hearing was I was up north communicating with indigenous leaders who have been impacted by LG projects and pipelines as well as community members who have been researching and working on these issues and some of the things they spoke about was mentioning a town like Houston which is about 3,000 people going from no homicides to the work camps coming in and there're being six homicides so given that the tup is coming back I think it's a really important social issue for our city to know about and to discuss when considering such projects coming in

Armand Hurford
0:21:58 (0:00:27)

okay thank you Council councelor Hamilton I'll second that and I'll call the question all in favor motion carries thank you so we'll move on from our from unscheduled public attendance to we have no public hearings and now we're

CONSENT AGENDA
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Armand Hurford
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on to the consent agenda anyone is there anything anyone would like to pull from the consent agenda no if not I would look to if someone like to move the consent agenda as presented councelor Hamilton second by councelor French all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (1006 and 1018 McNamee Place) No. 3031, 2024
0:22:51 (0:43:46)

Philip Given, a planner with the Community Planning Department, presented a rezoning proposal for 10006 and 1018 MN Place, marking the council's first review of the proposal. The proposal aimed to rezone the subject properties to a new comprehensive development zone to facilitate the development of a five-story apartment complex, including two neighborhood commercial units at the ground level. The development, split into two buildings connected by a shared parking structure, would feature 62 for-sale apartment units and 15 affordable rental units. Given highlighted the applicant's commitment to a no-gas covenant and a tenant relocation plan. Despite the proposal's alignment with the OCP and strategic plan objectives, unresolved environmental, servicing, and frontage considerations necessitated further review before additional readings.

Council members raised various concerns and sought clarifications during the discussion. Questions ranged from the adequacy of commercial loading zones and the relocation of a loading zone to a children's play area, to access to amenity spaces for residents of both buildings. Concerns were also voiced about the proposed park status of a nearby sloo, parking space reductions, and the impact of the development on current tenants, including the adequacy of the tenant relocation plan and the potential displacement of families. Despite these concerns, the council supported the first reading of the amendment bylaw, signaling a general comfort with the proposal while expressing a desire for further details and assurances regarding tenant relocation, parking provisions, and environmental considerations before proceeding to subsequent readings.

Armand Hurford
0:22:51 (0:00:54)

so now we're on to bylaws first and second reading and I will pass it over to I will buy them some time as they get set up we're this is a District of SCH zoning BW number 2200 2011 Amendment bylaw number 3031 2024 or mcnam me place I'm probably miss pronouncing that but I will let you over to staff to introduce themselves and the topic thank you

SPEAKER_19
0:23:45 (0:07:59)

okay thank you good evening mayor and Council Philip given with planner with the community planning department and this evening I'll be presenting a resoning proposal for 10006 and 1018 MN place and this is council's first time seeing this proposal and under the new provincial legislation the district is prohibited from holding a public hearing for this fre zoning it would be possible to give the bylaw three readings in one meeting however staff are recommending two readings at this stage as there are unresolved environmental servicing and Frontage considerations which would need to be captured in a Land Development agreement as there's no public hearing requirement it would be possible for Council to receive information and make changes prior to this bylaw being brought back for additional ratings the subject site consists of two separate Parcels on mnam place and is located in the dentville neighborhood within the Wilson cresant micr plan area 106 mamy place is currently a vacant lot and 1018 is developed with a with nine three-bedroom rental tow houses to the south and east of residential townhouse developments and an apartment development to the West which is access from Buckley Avenue to the Southwest is the rail line and wisson SLO to the north side of magnam place applicable District land use regulations are outlined on this slide along with the map of the zoning the ocp land use designation is residential neighborhood and the current zoning is multiple residential 2 and residential 4 and the site Falls within development permit areas 1 2 3 and 11 one is for Environmental Protection two for flood Hazard three regulates foring character and 11 for Wildfire protection the site is also within a flood Hazard area The Proposal is to re rezone the subject properties to a new comprehensive development Zone to facilitate development of a five-story apartment complex which would include two neighborhood commercial units at the first level and this development split into two buildings which are joined by a shared parking structure building one would be for sale apartment units with 62 units and building two would contain 15 affordable rental units the applicant has committed to a no gas Covenant being registered on title for the entire development and to a tenant relocation plan which will be discussed later in this presentation proposed the proposed development has a parking requirement of 138 spaces and the applications provide proposing reduction to 102 spaces staff support the reduction based on proximity to downtown Transit bikability and walkability the community amenity contribution cashing payment of 118,000 is proposed as well as the provision of 15 affordable housing units and on this slide you can see a comparison between what the proposal and the current CAC policy and this policy meets or exceeds these requirements conditions proposed for the Land Development agreement would include the number and tenure of affordable housing units to be secured through housing agreement number of three bedroom units no gas Covenant number of adaptable units requirement for occupancy to secure the rental building required Frontage and servicing upgrades environmental compensation Rehabilitation bonding for tenant relocation and secure access to the Endor amenity area for building 2 as the Endor amenity is located in building one the 15 unit affordable rental building is to be secured in the Land Development agreement there will be a requirement for a housing agreement to be entered into which would happen at the development permit stage the housing agreement must be consistent with the district's perpetually affordable housing policy and rents for the units will be set consistent with the policy at the time a draft tenant relocation plan has been included as part of the report to council and outlines the proposed requirements including compensation and administration and an updated table from the plan showing the unit mix and sizes is shown on this slide a question was received related to what constitutes special circumstances for additional tenant support and who determines who is eligible special circumstances could be person with disability or someone's elderly but is not limited to these items U to allow for flexibility and the decision for who is eligible would be made by the tenant coordinator as an independent third party the proposed development aligns with ocp policy lines with the land use designation it provides infill of unutilized land with compact high density and provides a diversity of apartment types and affordable rental units The Proposal also advances strategic plan objectives providing diversity of housing form and tenure types and provision of employment spaces and it also advances a number of policies within the Wilson crit marker plan for engagement an information site was placed on site the application was posted on the development showcase to date no requests for public information meeting or comments from the public were received and notice of the bylaw readings were mailed out to nearby resident and placed in the chief newspaper in accordance with legislation if given first and second readings Next Step will be to final Iz Frontage and habitat and compensation requirements and this information will be brought back for review at third reading no Ministry Transportation infrastructure approval is required for this rezoning and if subsequently given three readings staff would work with the applicant to satisfy the conditions of adoption and schedule the bylaw for adoption once complete other permits including development permit servicing and building permit with still be required and finally the recommendation is that District of Squamish Amendment bylaw for 10 006 and 1018 mnam Place be given first and second rating thank

Armand Hurford
0:31:45 (0:00:06)

you thank you very much Council who wants to start us off with questions councilor French

John French
0:31:52 (0:00:20)

thanks mayor one commercial loading zone space is proposed for this development and the documentation from the proponent doesn't indicate how many are actually required so my first question is how many does our policy suggest or required this is commercial loading zone spots

SPEAKER_19
0:32:12 (0:00:04)

that's for the chat just one loading

John French
0:32:16 (0:00:26)

spot okay and one site plan indicates the loading zone is located in a children's play area which I'm going to guess is an error a second site plan has it next to the vehicle access off of mnam and the rendering which we've seen seems to indicate that it's in a large grassy area so what's

SPEAKER_19
0:32:43 (0:00:46)

correct the most recent drawings are the ones that show it located within the children's play area it had been relocated due to Prov providing a turnaround for a fire truck it was previously adjacent to the driveway and we've made this note with the applicant and these details will need to be obviously worked out subsequently and that would happen as we move through and towards development permit stage as at the resoning stage we're kind of conceptually looking that the items can fit Within in the

John French
0:33:29 (0:00:13)

puzzle okay and I think you might have addressed this in the presentation but I'll double check on it will residents of building two have access to the amenity space in building

SPEAKER_19
0:33:42 (0:00:09)

one through the chair yes we'll put a requirement in the Land Development agreement that access to the enduren space must be

John French
0:33:52 (0:00:14)

granted can I Venture one more mayor from the proponent proposal documented indicates the slew across the street is intended to become a park I was a bit surprised by this what can staff tell us about

SPEAKER_19
0:34:06 (0:00:33)

that through the chair The Proposal document was submitted as part of the original application package and has been included to provide some of the additional context the from star's perspective the SLO will not become a park and it will be remain as a riparian and there'll be potential for Hab habitat restoration and compensation

Armand Hurford
0:34:40 (0:00:07)

thanks mayor thank you other questions councelor Hamilton then pen and Gill and

Andrew Hamilton
0:34:47 (0:00:26)

Anderson yeah thanks very much parking so in the staff report it says there's 138 spaces Prov required through our through our bylaws and 102 provided in The Proposal are the is there a cash andl contri cash andl for parking contribution or

SPEAKER_19
0:35:14 (0:00:15)

none through the chat no cash and L proposed for parking that policy only applies within the downtown area

Andrew Hamilton
0:35:30 (0:00:25)

ah thank you learning so we have so when a proposal comes forward that doesn't meet our required parking we don't have any cash andl procedure for outside the downtown area is that do I understand that correctly

SPEAKER_19
0:35:56 (0:00:26)

to the chair the cash and L is set out with specifically within the zoning byw as an option so it wouldn't be specifically a production in a variance in the parking requirement whereas this would be varying the number of required spaces makes

Andrew Hamilton
0:36:22 (0:00:40)

sense okay let me make sure I understand the number of required spaces that comes from the number of units is that correct and so this proposal for a reduction in the number of parking spaces the develop the proponent is just requesting a reduction in our requirements is that correct and the distribution of those spaces are they allocated yet do I presuming the let's call the missing spaces are coming from the affordable units is that

SPEAKER_19
0:37:02 (0:00:09)

correct requirements have not specifically been set out at this

SPEAKER_17
0:37:12 (0:00:16)

time just thank you just to add on to that there is no requirement for parking for affordable housing units as per the recent bylaw update that was adopted two weeks ago

Andrew Hamilton
0:37:28 (0:00:02)

the R1 zoning

SPEAKER_17
0:37:30 (0:00:04)

that is

SPEAKER_03
0:37:35 (0:00:01)

correct that

Andrew Hamilton
0:37:36 (0:00:06)

applies to okay

Armand Hurford
0:37:43 (0:00:02)

thanks councelor

Chris Pettingill
0:37:45 (0:00:40)

penel yeah and maybe I misunderstood but I thought there was a zoning which limited to a parcel to Al but these are rm2 and R4 currently so what is the tool that is requiring these to be rental right now or actually I guess what's more important is what could the developer build without a rezoning given the existing zoning what sort of what in the general sense of what sort of options exist today without a rezoning

SPEAKER_19
0:38:26 (0:00:59)

there to the chair so the rm2 provides it has side specific requirements for rental tenure and so for the 10 z00 Sor the one that currently has the nine rental tow houses has a site specific rental tenure requirement within the rm2 Zone the other site which is zoned R4 which essentially has identical requirements to the rm2 Zone could be constructed to a similar level with no rental tenure so that would be required to maintain at least those nine rental tow houses and then anything in addition with if there was any floor area ratio left over they could be constructed as regular town

Chris Pettingill
0:39:26 (0:00:42)

houses okay thank you and do we have an understanding of what the makeup is of the current tenants and I guess what I'm trying to wrap my head around here is we're proposing a greater number of below Market rentals but much smaller and so my question or concern is that is this a bunch of families which yeah we have a net increase in the number of rentals but in terms of functional rentals for the people that would be displaced they are not you know they're losing a place to live or do we have an understanding that the new sizes could well

SPEAKER_19
0:40:08 (0:00:06)

work through the chair we do not have that information about the current

Chris Pettingill
0:40:14 (0:00:23)

tenants okay and then as I read our current policy it's buil on based on floor area for the rental below Market rental amount is there a reason why we landed on incre more smaller units as opposed to maintaining the same number of units roughly the same

SPEAKER_19
0:40:38 (0:00:08)

size the chair no there is no specific reasoning for

Armand Hurford
0:40:46 (0:00:05)

that okay councelor

Eric Andersen
0:40:52 (0:00:50)

Anderson Mr Gib my first question arises from the section in the staff report on parking I'll just read out here staff suggest the proposed parking reduction is supportable based on and there's a list of alternative modes and other facilities available but the it concludes with and current trends in parking demand is there documentation of this trend and documentation for similar Community circumstances as we have in Squamish and for this type housing type are you basing that statement of Trends on analysis that's done elsewhere qu the applicable to hear thank

SPEAKER_17
0:41:43 (0:00:21)

you through the mayor understanding best practices and research done I believe in 2018 2019 in Victoria with proximity to services and sort of the downtown there is a lower use of vehicle parking which is generally where we base our recommendations on when they are in a walkable neighborhood but on a site specific analysis that has not been

Eric Andersen
0:42:04 (0:01:43)

done thank you my next question concerns the environmental compensation and Rehabilitation component in the next implementation steps I'll read that finalize the bio inventory to determine the required compensation and Rehabilitation in relation to DPA 1 now this Waterway that's already been referenced proposed for Park it is the former east branch of the Squamish River and together with the Carson place slooh the Wilson Crescent slooh has been the subject of restoration conversations for a long time it was filled in the connection with the river was filled in 1944 by the railway and we finally had that rehabilitated in 2007 however it's not working the slew needs maintenance the issues are freshwater flow hydraulic gradient and tidal flushing also related to hydraulic gradient there hasn't been pink salmon in that spawning in there for about nine years so my question is when you refer to a bio inventory can or would this take into account the if you like holistic needs of the of the Waterway and in particular the hydraulic conditions we've got a lot of block culs I visited it tonight Buckley Avenue Culvert is a mess at as we speak here so can we address components of that Waterway outside the immediately adjacent portion next to the development what can we include or address in that bio inventory and environmental compensation proposal thank

SPEAKER_05
0:43:48 (0:00:47)

you through the mayor I can speak to that yish senior director of community development generally bio inventories kind of look at existing conditions and again I'm not a biologist but speaking on behalf of the environmental Department in the general sense so sometimes when development is encroaching we require compensation and that compensation can take form in Improvement of habitat because this is a resoning we could also take a look at through the bio inventory process whether some of the community am contributions can be allocated to improving the conditions beyond what this development would be responsible for in a normal course of

Eric Andersen
0:44:36 (0:00:03)

things thank you Mr Val thank you

Armand Hurford
0:44:40 (0:00:22)

chair thank you just to follow up on that and then I'll go to councelor Greenlaw there was an if there how would we how would staff recommend that we if that was the desire of council like how would we provide that direction inside the proposal as it stands

SPEAKER_05
0:45:02 (0:00:14)

so it is my understanding that staff are currently looking at the bio inventory and that's going to be completed prior to adoption I'm just looking at Miss Fletcher to confirm

Armand Hurford
0:45:17 (0:00:01)

that was a statement and a question we'll

SPEAKER_17
0:45:19 (0:00:02)

just I it will be completed prior to third

SPEAKER_05
0:45:22 (0:00:10)

reading excellent so at that point we'll know what the what the conditions are in the slooh and whether there could be improvements or

Armand Hurford
0:45:32 (0:00:07)

not okay thank you so a matter for future self that's thank you for that Clarity I'll go to council

Lauren Greenlaw
0:45:40 (0:00:17)

Greenlaw thanks through the chair I have a series of questions regarding the current residents so I'm not sure if staff can answer but I was wondering if staff could speak to how many people are currently living in these tow houses and if there's a plan for facilitating their relocation

SPEAKER_19
0:45:57 (0:00:32)

through the chair we don't have specific details on who lives in the tow houses the applicant has proposed a tenant relocation plan in consultation with staff which was attached to the council report which includes compensation and assistance in and first rer refusal for the affordable housing if they meet the

Lauren Greenlaw
0:46:30 (0:00:32)

criteria I'm just wondering like with the accessibility of rental units in our Community there's a high likelihood that these current residents will just be displaced from our community is my is my fear around this right and I see that the studios of which there're about 4 there would be 47 in total would be 36.4 meters squared or less than 400 square ft would there be any additional storage units for these residents is that at all on the in the

SPEAKER_19
0:47:02 (0:00:19)

plans storage requirements would just be as per zoning Byer requirements additional storage is required for things like bicycle parking but no other specific storage requirements okay

Armand Hurford
0:47:21 (0:01:16)

thanks okay my yeah I'll come back to councelor pingle I had a question around when does the traffic on Wilson that sort of North arm of Wilson Cresent is two-way if I remember correct if I have it right so then I saw that there was some relatively recent improvements to the intersection or maybe are trying to make it better like I don't see any mention of improvements or this development sort of tipping something over the scale for traffic impact in that in that area and it just feels like an area that has relatively low traffic and this would represent quite a quite an increase which is understand the why that's could be a good thing but the traffic at that at that intersection and I suppose that interesting intersection on the corner of Wilson and Wilson there as well so how is that con to be considered is that something that's already been considered or is that something for a future for a future point or is it not a concern From staff's

SPEAKER_19
0:48:38 (0:00:10)

perspective to the chat I was wondering if we might have Devin kiaga on the line

Armand Hurford
0:48:48 (0:00:01)

thank you for joining

SPEAKER_03
0:48:50 (0:01:32)

us hey everyone Devin Keen manager of development engineering through the chair yeah so the traffic impact assessment is underway we've had the first draft for that intersection so we are reviewing initial review has shown that or the initial results are showing that from a purely traffic flow perspective there aren't really concerns from a traffic volume perspective to that intersection we've also indicated that we need we need to look at the safety aspect of it and they have provided some information on that we haven't digested all that yet so that's underway and will be sorted and any mitigation measures required at that intersection would be presented and proposed prior to third reading the greater concern I think for that area at least on our radar is really the aspect of pedestrian access to that zone there's no sidewalks or anything and a lot of people do walk down Wilson Crescent at this point we are we are recommending upgrades to mcnam Place specifically up to that corner of Wilson and Wilson so upgrades on their Frontage would include a sidewalk extending beyond their Frontage to Wilson and Wilson we have not at this point recommended upgrades further and we kind of anticipate you know future development or future capital projects to ultimately fund those but that's where we're sitting at the moment with this

Armand Hurford
0:50:22 (0:00:21)

development okay thank you so for a pedestrian or cycling perspective there's safe access to Wilson and then the idea would be that they go through the use the South Arm which has more protections for people using that mode of transportation is that sort of the thought

SPEAKER_03
0:50:44 (0:00:40)

process the south end of Wilson no not necessarily we anticipate that people will use both the North and South End realistically it's probably people would use the North Leg so the two-way stretch of Wilson Crescent given the volumes we did not we have we have not identified this leg of Wilson Crescent for bike Lanes but more of a kind of neighborhood slowed down General traffic calmed area I hesitate to use too many buzzwords there but the yeah the anticipation is really a sidewalk would be adequate for this stretch of Wilson

Armand Hurford
0:51:24 (0:00:10)

Crescent okay so well dig into that further when we have the traffic impact assessment and at third reading okay so I had councelor Pettingill next I

Chris Pettingill
0:51:35 (0:00:35)

believe yeah thanks I saw there was up to three months of a rental subsidy provided for people displaced I didn't see and can you clarify is there anything about the length of the for tenants that wish to exercise their access to the news feets any guarantee on you know how long before they are available again or what happens if you know it takes longer to make them available or it's just sort of it's the three months and then we hope for the

SPEAKER_19
0:52:10 (0:00:11)

best through the chat there are no conditions related to the length of time

Armand Hurford
0:52:22 (0:00:04)

proposed okay ccil French

John French
0:52:26 (0:00:40)

thanks mayor I have one additional question so in the tenant relocation plan under the rental statistics there's information in table B and one of the columns is titled size range measured by square feet and then the numbers below are not a range and those numbers make no sense to me I wonder if staff could provide any clarification of what those numbers

Armand Hurford
0:53:07 (0:00:09)

mean I'm sorry councelor FR could you just Orient us on which table and I know staff has an answer just so we're all looking at the same piece yes

John French
0:53:17 (0:00:24)

it is the attachment number three that is titled tenant relocation plan that plan is a five-page document and the table that I'm focused on starts at the bottom of page three page two rather and Carries On into page three

Armand Hurford
0:53:41 (0:00:01)

okay thank you for that go

SPEAKER_19
0:53:43 (0:00:41)

ahead through the chair I the there's some errors in that table I provided an updated table on my affordable housing slide within the presentation but essentially might just try and share my screen as we have the updated

John French
0:54:25 (0:00:13)

information great yes this makes way more sense thank

Armand Hurford
0:54:38 (0:00:09)

you okay that adjusts your concerns for now okay any other questions we have a recommendation before us councelor penil I

Chris Pettingill
0:54:47 (0:00:08)

was going to try to move the recommendation but just with first reading and if it's seconded I will speak to it

Armand Hurford
0:54:56 (0:00:02)

second by councelor French go

Chris Pettingill
0:54:58 (0:01:44)

ahead yeah in general I like I think I mean there's some compromise here but I think all things considered it makes sense my hesitation the reason we're only going to First reading so I want to Signal sort of General Comfort but it is not clear to me that the tenant relocation plan actually is able to keep any of the existing tenants in a unit I understand there will be some disruption and so on but and I'm not sure how we deal with it but I would like to see some comfort that for the folks that want to be in the new units There's an actual path to do so we know like if this takes two years to construct the three months of rental help in the interm they're going to be out of community if the unit Siz is you know going from 9 to 15 is great if none of the nine want the units or don't need the space they have but if this plan ends up displacing all nine like it's then all we're just we're increasing our count but we're not actually helping the people that are in the vulnerable situation so I guess I'm looking at second reading to have some understanding or some comfort that we're actually making a meaningful impact to the degree we can on anyone in a tough situation that's living there now I think we do have to recognize my understanding these are older units and there does need to be a way to redevelop and you know keep units relatively up to dat but we I think we have to really prioritize as much as we can the impacts and displacement and so that's the piece where I would I'd like a little more understanding that again the folks that are there are somewhat

Armand Hurford
0:56:43 (0:00:02)

protected okay councelor French

John French
0:56:45 (0:00:52)

thanks mayor I share many of councelor pettingill's concerns and at a higher level the amount of attention to detail with this project doesn't meet our usual high standards for example Squamish doesn't have a mining Museum that's in brania Beach gab Baldi is spelled wrong in the proponent package and the Pres the presentation package has mamy spelled in correctly like these are just red flags for me that make me a little bit nervous about this project if they can't get these things correct how are they going to get important things like the tenant relocation plan nailed so I I'm supporting first reading because I'd like to see the proponents come back to us with a sharper

Armand Hurford
0:57:37 (0:00:06)

plan you other comments go ahead ccor

Lauren Greenlaw
0:57:44 (0:01:01)

G I won't be supporting the first reading I have concerns with the parking being insufficient I'm also concerned that the units are far too small to accommodate comfortable living for the average individual or family studios are starting at 391 Square ft sorry I'm I I'm a bad scientist I use Imperial for spaces but to three bedroom units at 1,000 square feet without a storage unit is just not it's not very livable in Squamish and I'm deeply concerned about the displacement of the current residents I think it highly likely that these existing tenants will be permanently displaced from our community and will not be able to afford the inevitable rental cost escalation as a townhouse is currently renting for as far as far as I know around $3,500 plus per month and that's a hefty escalation from the 2500 estimated that they're currently paying yeah I'm concerned that this will be a continuation of the displacement of people from Squamish through effectively gentrification

Armand Hurford
0:58:45 (0:00:04)

thanks thank you other comments ccor Anderson

Eric Andersen
0:58:49 (0:00:05)

Just for clarity chair the motion is I wonder if you may be able to repeat the motion

Armand Hurford
0:58:55 (0:00:02)

the motion was first reading thank you I

Eric Andersen
0:58:58 (0:02:22)

will comment then I may I'll support the motion to allow first reading at this time a few comments share the concerns that have already been raised but U this is not dentville and I think that some of the Neighbors in dentville might notice this and it is dentville of course is not included in the Wilson Cresent microp plan it's more appropriately described as Wilson cant neighborhood with respect to colors in the spirit of our discussion recently on proposed changes to the DPA 3 guidelines I would hope that we can encourage the proponent to consider some perhaps accents but some brighter colors we have a lot of gray black and brown buildings in Squamish and I hope that this might be able to be encouraged concerning parking I think we ongoing need to be mindful of what documentation and Analysis there is not only here or not only elsewhere but here on parking demand in rental units I think this is going to be an ongoing issue to watch and to learn about on the matter of the environmental compensation and Rehabilitation I would be concerned about the proposal to for Park status I think that orientation is toward protection we don't need protection we need restoration and we need a holistic plan for res for restoration beyond the adjacent to Jency of the property there are also along this Waterway four known Squamish Nation Village sites and there are also at least at this time under construction 700 housing units if we take it right up to the upper blind Channel and there's going to be more so this is a neighborhood amenity as well as an ecological feature finally I think we should consider a new name for this channel I think it's a little bit of collective laziness is that we're calling it The Wilson slooh Mr Wilson was a railway superintendent who had nothing to do with it except to maybe Dam the river at one point in 1944 perhaps we should take into account these four known Squamish Nation Village sites and U give that some consideration but it is I suggest a collective laziness to be calling it The Wilson SLO and we've been doing that for a while thank

Armand Hurford
1:01:20 (0:00:03)

you thank you other comments go ahead councelor

Andrew Hamilton
1:01:24 (0:00:49)

Hamilton thanks very much and I'll be speaking in support of first reading personally I'm additionally comfortable with second reading at this point but I'm happy to move along with to move along with first reading thank you very much for helping me understand section four 449 e of our zoning bylaw I now see where that affordable housing does not require off parking spaces period I had misunderstood that piece of our zoning bylaw to be affordable housing units like apartments that were 100% affordable so thank you for clarifying that for me so I'm happy to support

Chris Pettingill
1:02:14 (0:00:42)

cust pingel yeah and I just want to make sure that I was clear for staff I'm not sure what I'm not saying I'm necessarily disatisfied with this relocation plan it's just not clear to me in practical terms whether this makes no difference or a significant difference and so I'm looking for some way to understand does this you know what percentage of the people that would like to stay in a Redevelopment could do so and that isn't clear to me and so I'm not necessarily requesting changes but you know if changes are warranted then they should be there but it may be just sufficient to understand actually this is quite a workable plan for the majority of the folks and I just don't have that understanding right now

Armand Hurford
1:02:56 (0:03:04)

yeah thank you I want to make sure that we're clear that we've provided we're considering providing first reading here which I'm speaking in support of we've heard comments around the table so after we vote on this I'm going to go to staff to see if they have appropriate guidance for what those outstanding pieces are because that hasn't been captured in the motion U but in the comments so speaking supportive of first reading I think that in general I'm supportive of this approach in this area the tenant relocation plan I think is really interesting and when we brought in the rental zoning that has sort of required this is maybe something that we don't have a lot of properties that have this rental zoning that would bring this to that would trigger the need for a tenant relocation plan and this is the first one that I recall dealing with and it just I don't know that I'd like some additional context as to like what a good tenant relocation plan looks like versus where this is rather ad hoc and understandably so it lacking our specific policy of what to a tenant relocation plan should include so I'd like to understand that a little bit more I don't know that anything needs to move it's more the context of it for me I'm not all the way there that this is that this goes far enough and I I'm supportive on the understand the parking the parking piece and I know storage is similar to parking in so much as square footage is square footage and that could be housing but I really think the livability of anything that we're that we're approving here is really important so I would like to understand to see if there's more opportunities for storage in the in association with these units particularly the smallest of them and so I'd like to see a little bit more there and to me it's not enough so I'd like to see an increase in that but what is that trade-off and I don't know what is acceptable there for myself but I think that there's this is an area where this project could see an improvement I do think also that first reading versus second reading at this point I don't know how much of a I know this there's additional work underway so when this comes back for second reading maybe we can do second and third together if appropriate at that point in time so with that I'll call the question all in favor and opposed councelor green law opposes thank you so I started my comments with do you have clear do you have something you can take back to work on at this point or would you like us to make a more formal motion that captures the specifics of it I'm just I want to make sure that we're giving the appropriate

SPEAKER_19
1:06:00 (0:00:04)

Direction I think we're good with the comments

Armand Hurford
1:06:05 (0:00:31)

today okay thank you very much so Council we have some adoptions to move through and for those joining us these are generally things that been waiting for te's to be crossed and eyes to be dotted so there's no presentation we just move through them so and I will need some help from my Council colleagues on this one are you getting ready to move the

District of Squamish Water Meter Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2776, 2020, Repeal Bylaw No. 3073, 2024
1:06:37 (0:00:13)


Armand Hurford
1:06:37 (0:00:13)

first one councelor French councelor French moves the District of Squamish water meter Capital Works loan authorization bylaw and it's seconded by councelor Hamilton all in favor any opposed motion carries

District of Squamish Landfill Gas Capture and Flare Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2692, 2020, Repeal Bylaw No. 3074, 2024
1:06:50 (0:00:15)


Armand Hurford
1:06:50 (0:00:14)

thank you next we have the District of Squamish landfill gas capture and flare Capital Works loan authoriz ation bylaw moved by councelor Hamilton seconded by councelor French all in favor any oppos motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Fire Fleet Replacement Pumper Truck Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2849, 2021, Repeal Bylaw No. 3075, 2024
1:07:05 (0:00:22)


Armand Hurford
1:07:05 (0:00:22)

next you have the District of skish fire Fleet replacement pumper truck loan authorization bylaw moved by councelor Hamilton second by councelor French who I think just has his hand up the whole time and all in favor any opposed that wasn't an opposed was it councelor Anderson no okay motion carries unanimously thank you next we have District

District of Squamish Pioneer Way Extension R4 Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2847, 2021, Repeal Bylaw No. 3077, 2024
1:07:27 (0:00:13)


Armand Hurford
1:07:27 (0:00:14)

of Squamish Pioneer Way Extension R4 Capital Works loan authorization bylaw moved by councelor Anderson second by councelor Hamilton all in favor any opposed motion carries thank

District of Squamish Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 3084, 2024
1:07:40 (0:00:17)


Armand Hurford
1:07:41 (0:00:15)

you couple more of these to go District squished Revenue anticipation borrowing bylaw number 3084 moved by councelor Penning second by councelor Hamilton all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you next we have the district

District of Squamish Growing Communities Fund Grant Reserve Bylaw 3048, 2024
1:07:57 (0:00:13)


Armand Hurford
1:07:57 (0:00:13)

Squamish growing communities Grant or growing communities fund Grant Reserve bylaw moved by councelor Hamilton second by councelor French all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Tree Management Bylaw No. 2640, 2018, Amendment Bylaw (Minor Amendments) No. 3034, 2024
1:08:10 (0:00:15)


Armand Hurford
1:08:10 (0:00:14)

District schas Tree Management bylaw number 2640 2018 this is an amendment bylaw for some minor amendments I move by councelor French seconded by councelor Hamilton all in favor any opposed motion carries thank

District of Squamish Business Licence Bylaw No. 2455, 2016, Amendment Bylaw (Short-term Rental Accommodation Definition) Bylaw No. 3041, 2024
1:08:25 (0:00:18)


Armand Hurford
1:08:25 (0:00:18)

you next we have District of Squamish business license bylaw number 2455 Amendment bylaw this is regarding short-term rental accommodation definition I'll move that second by councelor French all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

District of Squamish Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw No. 1832, 2004, Amendment Bylaw (Short-term Rental Fine Increase) Bylaw No. 3040, 2024
1:08:43 (0:00:18)


Armand Hurford
1:08:43 (0:00:18)

now we've got District gamish Municipal ticket information bylaw this is an amendment bylaw for again regarding short-term rental fine increase I'll move that and it's seconded by councelor Hamilton all in favor a motion carries unanimously thank you

Development Permit No. 000614, 1940 Centennial Way, Phase 3
1:09:01 (0:11:35)

Jesse Abraham, a planning consultant representing the Community Development Department, presented a development permit application for Phase 3 of the Centennial Way project at 1940 Centennial Way. The site, previously a campground and mini-golf site, had undergone rezoning in 2018, with development permits for the first two phases issued in September 2022 and October 2023, respectively. Phase 3 encompasses 19 buildings with 75 three-story townhouse units, offering a mix of two-bedroom and den units, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom units with lock-off suites. The development was reviewed against the DP Area 3 form and character guidelines, with considerations for environmental protection, flood and wildfire hazards, and includes 153 vehicle and 162 bicycle parking spaces. The proposal also includes a commitment to provide one affordable rental unit, cash-in-lieu payments, and features such as a shared central open space, private patios or balconies, and a comprehensive planting plan.

During the discussion, council members raised questions about accessibility, pedestrian friendliness, and the development's adherence to guidelines concerning accessibility challenges. The developer had addressed concerns from the Advisory Design Panel (ADP) by modifying the landscape design for better accessibility and incorporating traffic calming measures to enhance pedestrian safety. Mayor Armand Hurford sought clarification on the provision of adaptable units across the development phases, confirming that the overall development meets accessibility guidelines, although Phase 3 on its own does not. Councilor John French requested the use of the active wheelchair logo for accessible parking signage. The council, with Councilor Andrew Hamilton moving and Councilor John French seconding, approved the staff recommendation to issue the development permit, noting the developer's responsiveness to feedback and the project's compliance with the required guidelines. Councilor Lauren Greenlaw opposed the motion, which ultimately carried.

Armand Hurford
1:09:01 (0:00:41)

so next we're on to development permit number 614 for 1940 Centennial W we'll pass it over to staff introduce themselves and the topic

SPEAKER_14
1:09:42 (0:05:40)

good evening mayor and Council my name is Jesse Abraham planning consultant presenting on behalf of the Community Development Department and I'm here tonight to present a development permit application for Centennial Way phase 3 the subject property was previously used as a campground and mini golf site that underwent a resoning process in 2018 the District of Squamish adopted zoning Amendment bylaw number 2529 and approved a Land Development agreement for Centennial Way on July 20th 2021 a development permit for Phase 1 was issued in September 2022 The Phase 2 development permit was issued in October 2023 and the phase 3 development permit application is now brought forward for Council consideration the subject property is a hooked parcel that goes across Centennial way DP 614 is specifically for the third of the three-phase development located at 1 1940 Centennial Way at the south side of Centennial phase three is noted on this slide is site two and is highlighted by the dash tread line shown here and phase three is accessed off of Centennial W via the phase one strata Road it is about 4.9 acres in size the phase three proposal consists of 19 buildings with 75 three-story townhouse units townhouse units range in size from 1,700 ft to 2567 Square ft the unit mix is shown on the slide here with 392 bedroom and den units 33 3bedrooms and three four bedroom units which also include a lockoff suite for a total of 75 townhouse units the development permit application was reviewed against DP Area 3 forming character guidelines a separate sitewide delegated development permit addressing Environmental Protection under DP Area 1 was issued in February 2023 the site is in a flood Hazard area a flood hazard assessment was received in a covenant registered on title in addition the site is in a wildfire Hazard area and a wildfire Hazard Covenant was registered on title as part of the resoning process the phase three site has three pedestrian access points and two vehicle accesses off of Centennial Way via the phase 1 strata Road all vehicle parking is contained within garages or Surface parking 153 vehicle spaces are provided for residents and 19 spaces for visitors 150 class a bicycle parking spaces are provided on site and contained within garages 12 Class B bicycle parking spaces are provided Ed on site six Class B spaces are located in the common open Gathering area near the access road to the site and then two clasby spaces are located at the entrance to each of the three lockoff Suites vehicle and bicycle parking meet bylaw requirements the phase three site design provides pedestrian permeability between buildings and connectivity to loggers Lane also connects to Centennial Way in the public Dyke Trail across the road all common open spaces and pedestrian connections are secured through Public Access statutory right away the development features a shared Central Open Space Between the buildings activated with several seating and open lawn areas a children's play area covered picnic tables open lawn area and a plaza seating area near the entrance to the development private patios or balconies are provided at each unit landscape plants include the outdoor amenity features and a comprehensive planting plan including coniferous and deciduous trees and a variety of shrub and ground cover species staff received a question from Council prior to this presentation whether the proposed Western red and yellow cedar tree species meet Wildfire Hazard requirements in response to this question yes these trees will be located a minimum of 10 meters from any building as per the Wildfire Hazard Covenant registered on title as per the Land Development agreement the following commitments will be delivered as part of phase three one townhouse unit is to be constructed as an affordable rental and transferred to an affordable housing provider the unit will be secured by a housing agreement to be completed prior to any occupancy permits being issued to ensure affordability and perpetuity the affordable unit is identified as unit number 61 in building 14 and faces the central open space it is a two-bedroom and den unit 1,778 squ ft in size and includes a two-car garage in addition three cash and Leu payments in the amounts listed on the slide here and in the report will be paid prior to issuance of the development permit in terms of form and character exterior wall finishing includes corrugated metal panel and fiber cement lap siding in different color variations of deep gray black oak Brown Twilight blue and Bone white roof finishing includes ashalt gray roof shingles and the proposal meets the requirements for the GP Area 3 guidelines for forming character to inform the community per District policy the project was posted to the district's development showcase and development sign posted on site no public comments have been received and a public information meeting was not held staff recommend the approval of DP 0000 614 subject to the conditions noted here on the slide and that concludes my presentation thank

Armand Hurford
1:15:23 (0:00:07)

you thank you kelil any questions on this one go ahead councilor Penning

Chris Pettingill
1:15:30 (0:00:35)

yeah just reading the advisory D design panel minutes I saw some concerns raised around accessibility and also that some of the areas was too carve focused when I looked at our I guess table of concordance if that's what we want to call it with the DPA guidelines it didn't jump out that we thought there was any issues there so did the developer resolve something or those particular comments from the ADP aren't covered by our guidelines I'm just sort of wondering if there's a disconnect or there was some things that were

SPEAKER_14
1:16:05 (0:00:50)

changed yeah thank you so in terms of the ADP comments there were comments received regarding accessibility which did result in the landscape design being modified it included a picnic table extension in seating zones for wheelchair users it also included some walkway revisions in terms of having curb cuts to allow sidewalks to better transition onto roadways or onto Trails in regards to the traffic calling there were comments from ADP that it felt like it was not very pedestrian friendly in terms of the strata roads a result of that it was the design was updated to include crosswalks between sidewalk connections as well as speed bumps throughout in order to slow traffic

Armand Hurford
1:16:56 (0:00:36)

thank you my I have a question around the where is it the at least 10% of residential unit should accommodate accessibility challenges such as Mobility sensory and cognitive disabilities it says that the overall development meets the guideline and adaptable units are provided in phase one and I just wanted to double check I read that as when this development is taken in looked at in its entirety of all three phases it meets that percentage but this particular phase on its own doesn't is that is that where we are with

SPEAKER_14
1:17:32 (0:00:29)

that yes so in specifically about that guideline so the overall development meet guidelines yes it's because of the stairs or different levels in a townhouse unit it wouldn't meet the accessibility standards in terms of a wheelchair user but it could certainly have Aging in place features or other adaptable features there are accessible units in the phase one apartment building as well as in the phase two Condo building

Armand Hurford
1:18:01 (0:00:11)

okay thank you so we're not making a compromise in the total number it's just where they're located on the overall site that's correct yes okay thank you for that Clarity Council any additional questions Council

John French
1:18:13 (0:00:19)

French thank you mayor and thank you staff for addressing my question about the cedars in the landscape plan I appreciate that the signage plan shows the use of the old school wheelchair logo for accessible parking I'm wondering if staff could pass on to the proponent that we prefer the active wheelchair

SPEAKER_14
1:18:32 (0:00:03)

logo yes

Armand Hurford
1:18:36 (0:00:14)

absolutely okay we have a staff recommendation before us if there's no further questions councelor Hamilton are you moving there yeah I'll move the staff recommendation thank you is there second or councelor French seconds would you like to speak to

Andrew Hamilton
1:18:51 (0:00:25)

it yeah thanks very much for the presentation it looks like this development is well organized well thought through it's one of one townhouse development one more townhouse development of which we've seen we see a lot of here in Squamish and I hope that it's going to provide a nice neighborhood for folks to live in very close to our Recreation

Armand Hurford
1:19:17 (0:00:01)

facilities

John French
1:19:18 (0:00:31)

thank you councelor French thank you mayor a note today as I was coming here a construction crane has been installed on this site so they're clearly making progress and I want to point out in my support for the motion as we see from The Advisory design panel concerns and the recommendations from the ADP this is a proponent that is open to potential changes to the plan and has taken the recommendations to heart and made some adjustments based on the

Armand Hurford
1:19:50 (0:00:46)

feedback thank you any other comments speaking support of the motion I think the when we're considering development permit really it's all about whether it meets the guidelines or it doesn't and I think this phase meets the vast majority of the guidelines and when considered in the overall which is totally appropriate it meets it meets all the requirements so I see no reason to not issue this development permit and thank you for all your work on this and I'll call the question all in favor any opposed Council green law opposes motion carries thank you very much okay so

Correspondence Received Regarding Woodfibre LNG Procurement Policy and EA Certificate and Draft Responses from Mayor Hurford to Woodfibre LNG and FortisBC
1:20:36 (0:22:38)

Mayor Armand Hurford introduced correspondence that had been added to the agenda after its initial publication, which included a letter from the chamber expressing concerns and seeking clarity on the wood procurement policy and its relation to the Environmental Assessment (EA) certificate. Additionally, a response from Woodfibre LNG was mentioned, alongside two proposed replies drafted by Mayor Hurford. The aim was to provide clarity on the issues raised. Mayor Hurford sought the council's endorsement for his responses and suggested a brief recess to allow council members to review the materials before proceeding with the discussion.

During the discussion, Councilor Andrew Hamilton emphasized the importance of listening to the Chamber of Commerce and Woodfibre LNG, and acting as a facilitator to ensure clear communication and met expectations. Councilor Eric Andersen highlighted the need for public clarification to prevent misinterpretation of directives, acknowledging confusion within the community and the importance of the district's role in soliciting clarity. Councilor Chris Pettingill raised concerns about Woodfibre LNG's claim of extensive engagement, contrasting it with the council's experience of inadequate engagement. Mayor Hurford concluded the discussion by stressing the relevance of the chamber's concerns across the project and the need for project proponents to work together to help the community understand both the potential impacts and opportunities. The council unanimously agreed to send the drafted replies, aiming to address and resolve the concerns without further correspondence on the matter.

Armand Hurford
1:20:36 (0:02:05)

next up we have a bit of Correspondence that has been added this was the late the late piece where we added some correspondence that was received after the after the original agenda was published and I've got some draft replies included as well so Council you have this printed out and for those attempting to follow along at home the electronic copy electronic agenda has been up was updated this afternoon to reflect these as well and in short without reading out all the pieces here we had a letter from the chamber with some concerns around concerns questions of clarity and so on around wood Proby procurement policy and how that relates to EA certificate looking for clarity from us we also had since that letter was written we received a letter from wlng sort of in form of reply and then I've got two proposed replies as well and I think in the Quest for clarity this aims to achieve that so if there's any questions about I don't know that I can answer much as to the content of any of the letters except for my proposed reply so I'll be looking for just endorsement of my response at this point so if there's any questions I'd entertain them or and if not then I would move the recommendation not sure if everyone had time with this do want to recess to consume these or where is everybody at here I want to make sure everyone has time I've spent some time on this matter already

Andrew Hamilton
1:22:41 (0:00:03)

so councelor Hamilton can we just have a f minute recess

Armand Hurford
1:22:44 (0:14:38)

yeah a letter that I need to read yeah so let's before we do yeah so before we do that what I'd like to do is just for everyone's Clarity is I'd like to move we suspend the order of the agenda so that item 18 which is unscheduled public attendance will come in following item or preceding item 15 which is the reconsideration just so are you I'll move that are you seconding that thank you I think it's obvious why this is a appropriate course of action so I'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously okay and with that in mind we're going to take let's take 10 minutes you got five minutes to read but we've been sitting so give us a chance to get a get a coffee a chocolate whatever bio break and then we'll reconvene at 7:30 by that clock okay thank you we are now in recess and we'll be back in 10 minutes e

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1:37:23 (0:00:32)

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Armand Hurford
1:37:55 (0:00:58)

okay thank you I just call it I'll call this meeting back to order thank you everybody we are now on a continuation of item 122 which is the correspondence from wood fiber lngg from the chamber and the mayor's proposed reply so now that everyone's had time with it are there any are there any questions or suggested edits for this matter or if not I would move the recommendation that the replies are sent as they're here in draft are you making the yeah I'll move okay thank you I'll or Council Anderson are you seconding that yep okay thank you any discussion on this on this matter I'll go with the to the Mover in the second and then we'll go down the line so councelor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
1:38:54 (0:00:31)

thanks very much I think it's important that we both listen to the folks at the Chamber of Commerce and their concerns it's important that we listen to wg's responses response to those concerns and it's important that we act as a facilitator to ensure that these things that expectations are being met and communicated clearly so I hope that we can act in that role moving forward with both wood fiber and

Armand Hurford
1:39:26 (0:00:04)

pis thank you go ahead councelor Anderson

Eric Andersen
1:39:31 (0:01:19)

thank you the last paragraph in the Chamber of Commerce letter that the district considered publicly issuing a clarification to prevent the ongoing possible misinterpretation of these directives I won't cite the directives I actually was confused myself and I noted other people were in the community that read our submissions to the eao certain language there so I appreciate that we've we are actually soliciting this Clarity undertaking it ourselves with the gesture of the two letters mayor Herford so I think that this should resolve this issue of clarity I also note that there was a job Affair I don't see mentioned in M Kennedy's letter that was held last January at totem Hall and back in 2016 there were two events that were the largest jobs and service Services procurement fairs ever held in this region filled up the SE Sky Hotel twice but then the project went on hold so I'm we're at the beginning of a 3 foure construction project so we should recognize that we're just starting out but of course it is I do see some good some clear intent on the part of the project proponents reflected in Miss Kennedy's letter of June 3D but it's our job to remind and advise and we should be doing so ongoing and I feel we're doing this appropriately with your letters Mr Mayor

Armand Hurford
1:40:50 (0:00:03)

Herford thank you very much councelor penil

Chris Pettingill
1:40:53 (0:00:48)

yeah thanks mayor I appreciate the letters I think it's important I just want to flag one thing that jumped out at me reading these I think I see if wood fiber effectively claiming they've done all kinds of Engagement but I know this body has many times written letters and so on with about concern about the lack of Engagement and I would observe that you know in theory it's possible there's just some misunderstanding here but when there's sufficient engagement you tend not to have this kind of Engagement so I would SU just there maybe needs to once again be some consideration of whether or not engagement is adequate it seems probably not and I think you know shouldn't be news to anyone in this room has been following us for the last few years so you know maybe this time the letter will get through and we'll see some change thank

Armand Hurford
1:41:41 (0:01:32)

you thank you any other comments on this yeah thank you to my for my colleagues support on this I think you'll notice that the one of the points I wanted to make here was that the letter from the chamber you know speaks to issues that I think are pertinent across the project and that's why although the sort of the thrust of it was wlng that there's a reply also to foris as we continue our quest to have these proponents work you know work together and sort of help our Community understand not just the not just the potential impacts but the opportunities that are represented so this is true and so many levels and this body's written many a letter and made and made this point many a time and I'll take this opportunity to make that point again and I look forward to not receiving or having some action taken and that leads to us not receiving further correspondence on this matter that I'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you okay so we don't have any correspondence referred from the consent agenda under 13 we don't have any minutes referred from the consent agenda

UNSCHEDULED PUBLIC ATTENDANCE
1:43:14 (0:16:50)

Chief Dale Harry and several residents of Squamish, including David Wilson, a resident of Brackendale, and others, addressed the council regarding various concerns. Chief Harry discussed the underrepresentation of First Nation businesses in the Chamber of Commerce and emphasized the importance of the gender Safety Committee and environmental conditions set by the Squamish Nation. David Wilson raised concerns about the process of reconsidering the temporary use permit for Woodfibre LNG, citing bylaw violations and the introduction of new information post-public hearing. Other speakers expressed worries about the potential safety, environmental, and social impacts of the Woodfibre LNG project, including the proposed "flotel" for workers, and the influence of increased financial guarantees on council decisions.

The council listened to the presentations, with Mayor Armand Hurford reminding speakers of their time limits. The discussions highlighted the community's concerns about the Woodfibre LNG project's approval process, its environmental and social implications, and the adequacy of the proposed $10 million damage deposit. Speakers urged the council to reconsider the project in light of these issues, emphasizing the need for thorough assessment and adherence to bylaws and environmental protections. The outcome of the meeting was not explicitly detailed in the provided transcript section, but the presentations prompted a dialogue on the importance of due process, community safety, and environmental stewardship in council decisions.

Armand Hurford
1:43:14 (0:00:39)

so this brings us to unscheduled public attendance where we had four speakers I've made some notes here but we'll go in the order that they presented originally and you will have you will have two minutes to address Council and we'll start with Chief Dale Harry here first up and again two minutes to address to address Council and then we'll move on to Mr Wilson from there

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