Special Business Meeting - 24 Jan 2023


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: PUBLIC HEARINGS
3.i: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (1005 & 1009 Raven Drive) No. 2893, 2022
4: CONSIDERATION OF COUNCIL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
4.i: Recommendations from the Committee of the Whole: January 24, 2023
5: BYLAWS
5.A: FIRST THREE READINGS
5.A.i: District of Squamish Additional Hotel Room Tax Levy Bylaw No. 2580, 2017, Amendment Bylaw 2954, 2023
5.B: THIRD READING
5.B.i: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (1005 & 1009 Raven Drive) No. 2893, 2022
6: TERMINATION
Introduction & Public Hearing - 1005 and 1009 Raven Drive
0:00:00 (1:13:51)

At a meeting held on December 24th 2023 in Squamish Nation traditional territory, the Council held a public hearing pursuant to Local Government Act requirements for District of Squamish zoning by-law number 2022 2011 Amendment by-law 2893 2022. This by-law proposed a rezoning application for 1005 and 1009 Raven Drive from R01 to Comprehensive Development Zone 103 to facilitate the development of 35 town homes and an agricultural area. The unit mix includes 5 two bedroom units and 33 three bedroom units, with a building height of 11. 3 meters, 0. 60 meters taller than R01 zoning and 2. 3 meters taller than CD38 zoning, and public amenities proposed such as a playground and agricultural area. Community Amenity Contributions were also offered, with all units to be built to Step 4 of BC Energy Step Code and carbon neutral standard. During the meeting, Council was asked to provide more information and detail about the development, while the planning department was asked to design a liner to prevent water from overflowing due to the Pineapple Express. The applicant was also asked to provide Frontage improvements, including an extension of the sidewalk, along their Frontage, with consideration of the hydro right of way and Finch Creek. Additionally, Council was asked to increase the frequency of pickups through the summer to help mitigate the unpleasant smells coming from the facility, and to provide a restrictive covenant to notify the future strata owners of the proximity and activities of the Squamish Valley Rod and Gun Club. The Council also discussed allowing intrusions into a setback to facilitate the construction of Wildlife proof facilities, and will move through the public hearing process and have another opportunity to debate the merits of moving forward with the recommendation. Lastly, the Council discussed a partnership agreement with Tourism Squamish Society and approved a grant of $100,000.

Armand Hurford
0:00:01 (0:04:11)

all right we'll call this meeting to order welcome to the special business meeting for the District of Squamish for December 24th 2023. I'd like to welcome you to the squash Nation traditional territory we've got an amended agenda before us that reflects the addition of some of the Direction coming out of our committee the whole meeting earlier around the letter it's Council has the agenda and the amendment so can I have someone move adoption of the amended agenda moved by councilor French second by councilor Hamilton all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you our first order of business is our public hearing the staff to present I have a few well you get ready there I've got a bit of a script I gotta run through so okay this public hearing is being held pursuant to the Local Government Act requirements to allow the public to present and to provide submissions to council respecting the proposed bylaw the bylaw in question is District of Squamish zoning bylaw number 2022 2011 Amendment bylaw which pertains to 1005 and 1009 Raven Drive and it's numbered 2893 2022 everyone present will be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard or provide a written submission we want to ensure that no one is discouraged from or prevented from making their views known whether speaking in favor or against the proposed zoning Amendment please ensure that your remarks are relevant to the matters contained in the proposed bylaw please note that the public hearing is not an opportunity for members of the public to have their questions answered by staff or by Council and any questions or points of clarification can be directed at staff by contacting the planning department members of council may ask clarifying questions following presentations council is here to listen and will not debate the merits of the proposed Bible with the public or with each other during the public hearing and Council I'd like to handle that this evening by having two or three submissions in the public and then we'll do a round from Council that can sort of pick up on any of those anything that we heard in those presentations and then direct those to staff at that time so it kind of group them together and please note that the public hearing is being recorded and web streamed live and the recording will be posted on the district website media are often present at public hearings and the public should feel free to advise the media if they don't want their picture taken up to and as part of this hearing the public has had the opportunity to make submissions to council if any submissions were received they are available for review and comment and have been included as part of staff's report any submissions received after the agenda was published have been added to the electronic agenda and to the electronic public hearing package available on the district website any submissions made during the hearing can be reviewed during the during the hearing by viewing the electronic agenda submissions will be uploaded by staff as they are received we are trying to make this hearing a safe space for everyone to voice their opinion without interference from others therefore I ask that members of the public maintain order and quiet during the hearing please do not applaud or interrupt any speech or action of members of council or any other person addressing counsel and with that said I will pass it over to staff to for their presentation so please introduce yourself on the topic and the floor is yours

SPEAKER_03
0:04:13 (0:07:18)

thank you mayor Hereford good evening mayor council my name is Brian Daly I'm a planner with Community planning I'm here tonight to present a rezoning application at 1005 and 1009 Raven Drive for a public hearing at the December 6 2022 regular council meeting Council Gabe bylaw 2893 second reading scheduled a public hearing for this evening and requesting requested some amendments to the wording in the no gas Covenant that will be secured through the Land Development agreement subject properties are 1.32 hectares in area and located on Raven Drive immediately south of the intersection of cardinal and Raven Drive and east of the single unit dwellings on Kingfisher Road neighboring properties to the north and west are zoned comprehensive development Zone 38 and are developed with single unit dwellings properties to the south and east are zoned rural residential one and also developed with single unit dwellings subject properties are currently undeveloped vacant lots and 1009 Raven Drive is almost entirely covered by BC Hydro right-of-way this resigning application seeks to rezone the subject properties from r01 to comprehensive development Zone 103 to facilitate the development of 35 town homes and an agricultural area under the BC Hydro right-of-way The Proposal includes 35 town homes with a maximum gross floor area of 440 859 square meters to differentiate the unit mix the applicant has committed to a total of five two bedroom units and 33 bedroom units will range in size from 1100 square feet to 1500 square feet consistent with the base density in the loggers East neighborhood plan this application is not seeking any density bonus options though it would qualify for the 15 bonus for public open space for providing an agricultural area and playground and the 20 bonus for rental housing for securing to the units as affordable rental housing parking meets the requirements of the zoning bylaw 33 of the units have two enclosed tandem parking spaces within a garage and a surface parking stall outside of the garage two of the units have in two enclosed side-by-side parking stalls within the garage and a surface parking stall outside the garage nine visitor parking stalls will be provided which meets the requirements of the zoning bylaw yeah the applicant is proposing an additional 10 visitor parking stalls for the community garden and agricultural area or sorry the community playground and agricultural area the proposed Building height is 11.3 meters which is 0.60 meters taller than the allowable height and the current rl1 zoning and 2.3 meters taller than the cd38 zoning on the adjacent properties this building height will allow for the garage in each unit to have a 2.25 meter tall garage door which can accommodate a full-size pickup truck the building height on block 6 which is the building along Raven Drive adjacent to the single unit dwellings will be limited to 10.68 meters in the Land Development agreement as directed by council at first reading the six meter front setback is consistent with the adjacent cd38 properties the proposed side yard setback along the western property line is 3.96 meters which is 0.62 meters less than the typical 4.6 or 4.57 meter side setback in multiple unit residential zones the rear setback is 4.8 meters staff are supportive of the reduced rear side and rear setbacks given the majority of the west side of the property is adjacent to a storm water detention Pond that is between the single unit dwellings on Kingfisher Road and this and the subject property and the constraints on site due to the BC Hydro right-of-way a zero meter East Side setback is included to facilitate the subdivision of the proposed agricultural area and park and to ensure there are no conflicts with structures required for Farm operations this application is proposing a 2500 square meters of common agricultural space for the purpose of food production a playground with picnic tables and a gazebo is proposed adjacent to the agricultural area along Raven Drive a public Trail will provide access to both areas an additional Trail will provide a connection to the southern property line and an opportunity for future Trail connection to Finch Drive a large storm water detention Pond is required south of the Agricultural area these areas are located within the BC Hydro right-of-way and this area is supposed proposed to be subdivided off and transferred to the district the district will be able to lease the area to Squamish can for a nominal fee public ownership of the area the agricultural area will ensure security of the Agricultural tenure in the long term a covenant will be registered on title of the townhouse property to notify future strata owners of the Agricultural operations the pocket park is proposed to include two covered structures and a playground with location having good potential to serve the wide wider neighborhood and support the agricultural use this application triggers the community amenity contribution the applicant has proposed the following offer which exceeds the policy for a multi-family residential or mixed use rezoning application that proposes fewer than 50 new dwelling units cash and loot critical amenities in the amount of 730 410 dollars improvements to the agricultural area and an estimated cost of 160 thousand dollars and playground equipment in the community park area on site at an estimated cost of seventy five thousand dollars in addition to the CAC contributions just mentioned the applicant is proposing the following additional amenities to the townhouse units will be secured as affordable rental housing there is no requirement to provide rental housing of any kind as part of this application as the applicant is not seeking any density bonus options available in the logos East neighborhood plan that five two bedroom units will be provided with a maximum unit size of 1300 square feet a commitment that no natural gas will be permitted in any of the units and a commitment to build all units to step for the BC energy step code and to build them to a carbon neutral standard the following items noted on the screen will be secured in the Land Development agreement to inform the community per policy the project was posted on the district's development showcase and a development sign has been posted on site at the time this presentation was prepared six comments had been received and two requests for a public information meeting have been received to date two of the comments were not supportive of the proposed rezoning stating that the townhouses were not consistent with the neighboring single-family homes and shared concerns about existing trees on site another comment was generally supportive and made some recommendations about improvements that could be made to the project another of the comment noted that there should be a public notification advising the end date of the request of requesting a public information meeting and the final comments shared concerns about the location of the shared waste room for the development and requested that it be located Elsewhere on site so staff recommend that following the public hearing that bylaw number 2893 be given third reading and that prior to adoption the execution of a Land Development agreement to secure the items noted on the screen be registered that concludes my presentation I'm happy to take questions

Armand Hurford
0:11:32 (0:00:17)

so Kelso before we go to the public do are there any questions for our staff at this point seeing just checking with no generate okay yeah go ahead counselor stoner

SPEAKER_02
0:11:49 (0:00:04)

thank you through the chair

Armand Hurford
0:11:53 (0:00:14)

sorry counselor Stoner you're breaking up there so maybe you want to kill your video feed for the bandwidth is that might be what's happening try us now

SPEAKER_02
0:12:07 (0:00:03)

is that any better

Armand Hurford
0:12:10 (0:00:07)

it is still a hint of crackle but let's see what we can do with it go ahead I'll let you know if it gets if it gets too bad

SPEAKER_02
0:12:17 (0:00:21)

great thank you Mr Daley sorry if I missed this in your presentation but can you just speak to what the designation of this lot or these this area is in the loggers East neighborhood plan I know it's a rezoning but I think I missed the context on where it fit within the neighborhood plan

SPEAKER_03
0:12:39 (0:00:08)

through the chair the land use designation and the neighborhood plan is rural low density multi-family

SPEAKER_02
0:12:47 (0:00:04)

thank you

Armand Hurford
0:12:52 (0:01:12)

okay any other questions before we open the floor up to the public okay and we'll get another chance at this Council as I as I mentioned in my brief Preamble the will have an opportunity after we're here a few presentations to ask for some clarification from staff if needed so for the public we are we are running a mixed format meeting today so there is opportunity to for folks to participate online I will start with it in person and I'll attempt to alternate if there's demand depending on who's online so I've got first on our list is Mr share and yep you can step up to the to the podium and start by stating your name and your address or neighborhood and you'll have five minutes to address Council

SPEAKER_00
0:14:04 (0:05:20)

good evening honorable mayor and Council my name is Hans share as the haer I'm living in 1014 Finch Drive and I'm affected by this 1009 Raven only three days ago I basically got the no that there is a lake plant on the south east side and that's the property I'm direct south of the development but there are two other properties in that corner the taxi and the dog kennel that would be terribly affected by this Lake and it's strange that was not mentioned out I had to really search for it to find out the more details I'm a little bit disappointed as well that the material provided for the public is not very clear I'm used to technical information where you can read it and if you can't read it you can blow it up on the computer so that you can read it now whatever was available on the line you could not blow up because the small print would just wash into a line you couldn't read it at all so I just as a recommendation would want to ask whether the council would be willing for the future to address something like that any pro anything provided to the public that it would be readable and it's roomable in other words that you can actually find out what is on that drawing for instance in this case it took me quite a while to get to the detail of it and the details are kind of scary because we know that we have a water problem in that area generally and any additional modification of the terrain will negatively affect all three of our properties I'm probably getting the bulk of it because I'm right of the main area of that Lake incidentally the lake is about 180 feet wide and 120 feet deep and there is no provisional drawing to made as to where the water would come in and out and out more important yet but if it's not a lake and it's a dump it's a swamp the aerial area the area is agricultural so there be fertilizers so that's washing in there it'd be great for mosquitoes it'd be just absolutely they would be loving it there so as far as I'm concerned that has not been necessarily presented as far as I'm concerned and even studied and on that I would speak against it at the present as it is I would say it has to go back for some detail and some more information that becomes available to the public now the one thing that I am very hesitant is to accept that by just putting some split railroad tiles around it and make a three meter walkway around it that this is a safe way to develop something that has been for quite some time I'm over 20 odd years there so that ground has probably not been Disturbed for 50 years and it's totally solid and it's grown over with lots of bushes so that holds the whole thing together now if you start digging there and I have done a lot of digging on my property I filled over 500 truckloads of wheel to get where I'm now more or less above the water but in the past and especially with regards to the what I call the dam and I don't want to pronounce it properly because in it's not the Finch Drive it's the finch Dam I have a horrible trouble with the groundwater the ground level water ground water level before was about two to three feet in the winter times it's now gone up to approximately one and a half foot so I got stuck in my with the rainfall and everything in my own driveway which is not paved of course and for that matter I say it's something High time to address and I have had some inquiries with regards to that future plans on the dry groundwater Etc will happen is right now with the additional addition from the new the d8 shop above and it's just showing a line to go into the finch Creek which is already washing my way and goes through a small Culvert and it's actually back it's like a it makes a dog leg in there so this is unacceptable that we get no more water from the back now from the north side this will again bring the groundwater level up unbelievable you know so it is affecting three properties and on this especially the first one is

Armand Hurford
0:19:24 (0:00:03)

so here you have 30 seconds to wrap it up and

Andrew Hamilton
0:19:28 (0:00:01)

work okay

Armand Hurford
0:19:29 (0:00:01)

if

SPEAKER_00
0:19:30 (0:00:00)

you don't get

Armand Hurford
0:19:30 (0:00:02)

all the way there we can come back to you and we're very good

SPEAKER_00
0:19:33 (0:01:06)

I would like to have the Assurance from the planning department and the council the instructing the planning department to actually design a proper concrete on the walls up basically a containing what call do you it the you're putting the pressure on me here I'm sorry the liner so simple word liner and so what happened now this La this weather will be full and we have a like a Pineapple Express common the water will overflow and if the pressure on up on top of it by having the good solid compacted soil removed to fill somewhere else will make that whole thing a swamp that's myself 30 seconds thank you thank you well done thank you more incidentally if you

Armand Hurford
0:20:39 (0:02:22)

like yeah that's quite okay thank you for your submission and at the end of this I will come back and give everyone a second opportunity to speak if they feel that they didn't get through all their material and I apologize I missed a section of the of the script here and of the process so I'm going to back up a second and immediately following this the staff presentation I was to say that I'll now ask the applicant or the representative to comment on the proposed zoning after which anyone else will be given opportunity to speak or make their submission I have a list of names here and um and I will call those individuals to the podium first after these speakers I will call in any other interested parties to speak and you'll simply raise your hand and wait to be recognized for all speakers please approach the podium and start your marks by clearly stating your name and neighborhood please note that the speakers will be given up to five minutes to dress Council in order that everyone has an opportunity to speak to counsel details to participate via telephone or WebEx are displayed on the screen for those who have logged in from your computer or watching the live stream of the meeting instructions are also included on the district website to get on the speakers list if you're on the telephone please raise your hand by dialing star 3 or via WebEx on computer or cell phone app by opening the participant panel and by clicking on the hand icon please note there will be a monitoring a moderator who will communicate with speakers when it is your turn to speak you will receive a voice prompt via telephone or a dialog box via WebEx please remember to put your hand down after you have finished speaking that's star3 on the telephone or by clicking the hand icon via WebEx if you've already spoken and then wish to speak again to provide more or new comments please raise your hand again add your name to the speakers list once I've indicated speakers will be offered an additional speaking opportunities so with that if the applicant or representative of is President would like to speak this would be your opportunity to do so oh go ahead the four is yours thank you for joining us just one second can I get you to turn your just push the button on the mic there and it goes green take it away

SPEAKER_07
0:23:01 (0:01:04)

thank you for having me mayor and Council I appreciate the opportunity to speak my name is Michael Ward I am the representative of the applicant in this scenario I grew up in swamish my family has resided in Squamish for over 50 years and I am hopeful by after hearing all the comments that Council will support our project we believe in providing multi-family of housing in the community and we believe that you need a broader range of housing in the community which is why we are presenting our project the way it is so I'm primarily here for clarification purposes if there's any concerns or anything like that quickly speaking the proposed lake is actually a detention Pond and the reason it's proposed to be there is to assist with the groundwater and it will be fully engineered and that'll be dealt with in our DP and building permit so yeah that's all I have to say for now I'll listen thank you

Armand Hurford
0:24:06 (0:00:14)

thank you very much so I'll go back to my the speaker lists I have here and I've Got Crystal ten Brink and next on the list

SPEAKER_08
0:24:20 (0:00:00)

oh it's on

Armand Hurford
0:24:21 (0:00:01)

okay the floor is yours

SPEAKER_08
0:24:22 (0:04:23)

thanks everyone good evening so for those my name is Crystal ten Brink and I work as the executive director for the Squamish climate Action Network I'm here on behalf of the food policy Council which is under the Squamish can umbrella I do I live in the Garibaldi Estates area not in this neighborhood and I'm here specifically just to speak about um just to support sort of the agriculture proposal and I had worked with Brian Daly and also the developer on this um so what I can say is that in 2020 we had wrapped up a one-year engagement plan to finalize the Squamish Valley agriculture plan and that came out of that came 52 different action items and various goals the first goal in that plan is to expand and encourage Agriculture and food production with an objective to increase agriculture agricultural land productivity and improve access to foodlands in the Squamish Valley by removing barriers supporting existing Farm businesses encouraging new entrants and attract new producers to the area and one of the top some of the top concerns that we hear from Farm from the farming community over the many years we've been doing this is the major barriers to accessing land finding long-term leases Capital infrastructure costs and having access to housing for farmers and so you can see that this project how it's a really good fit and directly removes some of those barriers so this development specifically does remove the barriers to for local Urban Farmers to access the land receive a long-term lease have some overall guidance in men management by Squamish can in which we've committed to this is very a similar model to what you might see at the school Farm that's in between house on secondary and the Squamish elementary school as well as at Easter Seals on the North End of the property so we sort of Envision it looking something like that probably not with a hundred foot greenhouse on it though and we understand that there's some Hydro limitations but we have reviewed those so it is about a half an acre of growing space and we're excited to be able to hopefully welcome one to two small scale either a quarter acre for two different Farmers or a half an acre for the a full farmer who's going to focus on ideally growing food but there are there's currently about 12 people registered with the organization called young agrarians who are looking for active leases right now in the Squamish area and that's always ebbing and flowing depending on where people are in their lives and the Readiness to start a farm um this project also aligns with the Squamish Community performance indicators on the dashboard it's number 25 and it states that farming activity and agriculture production is increased within the district to squamishon Parcels available for farming and this is based off of the extent of existing land uses land covers and the compatibility with agriculture so given that this space has perhaps been used for agriculture in the past or has good viable land under it we feel confident that it can be remunerated and brought back to life and be given a really great Community Asset for the neighborhood and lastly just wanted to share that the Farmland area represents well first off just the reason for monitoring this type of increase of Agriculture and food and Farms is for economic health of farms the food security and even small-scale Urban agriculture has a huge impact in the community and I think that we've been able to see that and there's lots of best practices around the province and Beyond lastly the focus of any food and farming projects that we support will be following best practices for organic and regenerative agriculture so commercial traditional or commercial farming are using fertilizers and chemicals and things like that would not be permitted in this in this space thank you

Armand Hurford
0:28:46 (0:00:08)

thank you very much I'll go to our moderator to see do we have anyone on any race hands online

SPEAKER_08
0:28:55 (0:00:03)

mayor Herford there's no one online

Armand Hurford
0:28:58 (0:00:33)

okay I'm gonna I have Christina Walsh next on the list and as I'm just going to do a reminder of how people can raise their hands while online well you refer to yourself there so hold on where's that part to get on the speakers list if you're on the telephone please raise your hand by dialing star 3 or via WebEx on a computer or cell phone app by opening participant panel and clicking on the hand icon right so for the everyone at home and miss walsher

SPEAKER_14
0:29:31 (0:03:35)

hello everyone lovely to see you my name is Christina Walsh and I live at 1003 Raven Drive so right next to the proposed development and our one of our biggest concerns is where the recycle and garbage is to be located and so at this point it is designated to be right directly next to what would be our property line so our fence and our driveway would match where um the garbage and the recycle bin would be and so we all know it can get pretty warm here in the summer and that is going to be I we believe would be quite a large smell and we have a lot of active wildlife in the neighborhood we already deal with an aggressive bear with only three garbage cans on the street and so I think that would just multiply and we all have young children and so safety wise to come outside of our home to see bears and everything in the area so if there could be maybe a new location or maybe somewhere else on the property that could be better suited that might not be directly next to another home that would be greatly appreciated we also deal with a lot of rodents and so just having that in the area and coming in out of our garages it would be really lovely not to have to have that extra something to deal with another item would be right past Cardinal Road so that sort of the road adjacent to the development the road then begins to narrow and there's no sidewalks so just question would be are they extending the sidewalk out front will they widen the road already like parking there like what will parking look like because we know that parking is already a concern they have advised that there will be parking and visitor spots within inside which is which is great but we know that 10 spots won't probably be enough so or if there's tenants will there be parking on the road what will that what will that look like for residents and then the park that's being submitted or requested who would be looking after the park is that going to be a district of Squamish park that's going to be maintained or is that private and what does that look like we agree I agree with Hans on the sort of Lake there's going to be a lot of mosquitoes we can't sit in our backyard because we already have the runoff that's the pool that's already behind directly behind us and that is just a bug swarm and so um and we've lived there for 10 years that drainage has been there for 12. we've never seen somebody maintain that it took us eight years just to get it fenced for safety with children around we had an open water so just wanting to make sure that the safety precautions are taken based on having sort of an open body of water around families and children so yes those are all our concerns thank you so much

Armand Hurford
0:33:07 (0:00:19)

thank you very much for your submission I'll go to council now Council given the submissions we've heard and read there's been some handed out as well are there any questions I see counselor Francesa question taken away Council French

John French
0:33:27 (0:00:22)

thanks mayor so I've heard two very distinctly different things tonight about the body of water that's proposed for this development so I'd like to hear from staff will the pond be an asset for the neighborhood or a liability any thoughts you could share on that would be appreciated

SPEAKER_03
0:33:49 (0:01:07)

through the chair the pond has not yet been designed at this time that will take place at the development permit stage the applicant is obviously hesitant to invest in detailed design of civil infrastructure when a project is not a certainty at this point it would need obviously the rezoning needs to be adopted for this zoning to be in place and for this project to come to fruition um it is a requirement to provide a storm water management plan they've obviously done some estimates to get an idea of the size of this storm water detention pond so that's why it's shown on the drawings they will have to manage the storm water on site and the purpose of this detention Pond is to make sure that any flows that are released back into the district system mimic the pre-development flows it will not be wet all the time it will only be wet during likely large storm events so there is not a detailed design at this time that would come forward at the development permit stage and I would speculate that it would not be a liability for the public because it would have to meet the subdivision and development control bylaw requirements

John French
0:34:56 (0:00:05)

thank you counselor yeah follow up I'd like to know from

Armand Hurford
0:35:01 (0:00:04)

Steph hold on one sec one second Mr villainous yes did you have something to add to that

SPEAKER_12
0:35:06 (0:00:20)

yeah thank you Premier I just want to point that the purpose of a storm detention Pond is exactly to prevent flooding so it's the you know the intended impact would be the opposite of increasing flood risk in the area

Armand Hurford
0:35:27 (0:00:01)

thank you go ahead councilor

John French
0:35:29 (0:00:11)

Finch and one last question for me the Park and play area once that is built who would be responsible for the maintenance

SPEAKER_03
0:35:40 (0:00:06)

through the chair that would be the responsibility of the District of Squamish

Armand Hurford
0:35:47 (0:00:02)

thank you councilor pettingell

Chris Pettingill
0:35:50 (0:00:28)

thanks just want to pick up on the water retention area we did hear previously and then we've heard again tonight that there would not be water there all the time it might fill up if there's a big storm event is that aspect a requirement in this or that is just the an expectation at this point like is it theoretically possible that in the design they could decide oh actually we probably will have water here all the time

SPEAKER_03
0:36:19 (0:00:47)

through the chair I don't know the specific answer to that question the purpose of the pond is to you know collect storm water and manage the runoff back into District infrastructure I don't believe it will be designed to be full all the time or that is a consideration of that it is just in it is to prevent flooding and to manage storm water on site given the addition of impermeable surfaces from the development there is likely going to be screening and vegetation around this Pond to make it visually appealing there's examples around town of this on other projects I can if I can share my screen for one moment this is a Stern detention pond at 1188 Wilson Crescent sorry we're

Armand Hurford
0:37:07 (0:00:12)

not oh yesterday there's a one probably one more step

SPEAKER_03
0:37:19 (0:00:16)

my apologies we're at the start this is an example of a storm tension pond at 1188 Wilson Crescent so I'll just did I sufficiently answer your

Chris Pettingill
0:37:36 (0:00:22)

question um I think oh I appreciate having the visual I guess I think it gives a better sense of the sort of thing we're talking about but it sounds like from what I'm hearing once the design goes through it might not look like that it could be something a little different as long as it manages water during storm events effectively is that accurate

SPEAKER_03
0:37:58 (0:00:02)

that's correct

Chris Pettingill
0:38:01 (0:00:29)

okay and just to follow up on that what is the mechanism because the whole point of this we engineer it design it so that it doesn't impact neighboring properties or the district system what is the sort of mechanism for us or neighbors to evaluate sort of before and after did it actually achieve what it was meant to and how do we sort of who has to adjust things and how does that happen if it's not achieving what it was meant to

SPEAKER_03
0:38:31 (0:00:26)

through the chair the our subdivision and development control bylaw outlines the requirements that must be met for the storm water management plans and then these are engineered by a civil engineer and then reviewed by our engineering department and they would go out and inspect the finished product and presumably if it would meet our bylaw because they would have the specifications and requirements they need to meet and design to

Chris Pettingill
0:38:57 (0:00:22)

so is the requirement then just that they meet our design specifications or is there also a requirement not to impact other properties subsequently like because theoretically it's possible they need the design requirements but for whatever reason it turns out not to have the impact we intended I'm just wondering if what is the mechanism if that

SPEAKER_12
0:39:19 (0:00:43)

happens there isn't really a role for the district in those cases so as Mr Daley pointed out we make sure that the design meets the standards our engineering standards there is the follow-up inspections when the pond is finished but after that the pawns operation becomes the liability of the strata essentially so if there are any issues with adjacent Property Owners in you know the unlikely event then it becomes a matter between two property owners

Chris Pettingill
0:40:03 (0:00:14)

and do we like is there any sort of Baseline measurement done that can be repeated after the fact so it's sort of a fairly straightforward and objective process to determine for people to determine it is or isn't meeting the sort of expected

SPEAKER_03
0:40:18 (0:00:30)

outcomes my understanding is that the pre the post-development flows have to meet the pre-development flows so and again I'm not an engineer but the essentially the stormwater on-site has to meet what was previously there and in this case it is an undeveloped parcel so that is likely why they need such a large detention Pond to manage the runoff from the impermeable surfaces

Armand Hurford
0:40:48 (0:00:03)

councilor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
0:40:51 (0:00:18)

thanks thank you for the presentation and thanks for the all the public input so far is there another solution for a detention Pond or is it detention Pond the only way that storm water can be managed on this site

SPEAKER_03
0:41:10 (0:00:22)

through the chair that is the option that has been presented so far and detailed civil designs have not been prepared for this project yet at this point the applicant may be able to explore other options at the development permit stage however they've likely done some initial investigations and determined that this is going to be a likely requirement

SPEAKER_12
0:41:33 (0:01:15)

just wanted to add three more that when we prepared the loggers East neighborhood plan um we had another fairly large project going on in the area which was a development of an integrated stormwater management plan for the anything south of the Imam quam which included this area and so our planning process aligned with the stormwater management planning process that was going on that studied this area and we one of the objectives was to reduce the amount of storm water that's going to be entering our system and one of the best ways of doing that is through trying to slow down the water containment on site so it there's always the other option of channeling all the storm water into a district system I don't believe we have enough capacity in this area to handle that or it would require significant improvements so when we did the planning process for the whole neighborhood we knew that something like a stormwater management Pond would probably be a very common scenario in this neighborhood for these larger Lots

Armand Hurford
0:42:48 (0:00:06)

okay I have counselor Stoner and then I have counselor Anderson then I'll take my opportunity

Jenna Stoner
0:42:54 (0:01:04)

and thank you through the chair just on this topic and then I have another question I don't see any of our Engineers on the line but I'm so maybe Jonas correct me if I'm wrong but I also think our integrated storm water management plan tries to prioritize soft or green infrastructure over hard-built infrastructure so attention Pond is an example of more of a natural serving asset as opposed to building more infrastructure that ends up being more costly in the long term so that's one of the core tenets in our integrated stormwater management plan as well as in the loggers East neighborhood plan and staff correct me if I'm wrong on that my question is around the garbage and recycling location I remember that this came up at second reading as well and there was comment that the developer at the time was looking at Shifting the location of that and I just am curious if there has been a response to that or if that's still being investigated given the constraints under the hydro line

SPEAKER_03
0:43:59 (0:00:36)

through the chair the applicant is still working with Hydro exploring options to move it um if they're unable to relocate it under the hydro lines at the development permit stage they've committed to providing additional screening around the shared waste room so that should further mitigate any negative impact Associated and this would be a wild proof waste enclosure it wouldn't be kind of large bins Outdoors so that would also help mitigate any smells or things like that but they will look at continue to work with BC Hydro to explore whatever options might be possible at the development permit stage

Jenna Stoner
0:44:35 (0:00:02)

thank you that's it for me chair

Armand Hurford
0:44:37 (0:00:07)

thank you counselor Stoner I've got Council Anderson thank you

Eric Andersen
0:44:45 (0:00:27)

one of our correspondents has drawn attention to three types of uses or activities within the hydro right-of-way that would require some authorization or review by BC Hydro in our correspondence opinion can we be assured that the site plan as we have it and I do appreciate that further detailed design is pending the test site plan has received appropriate review by BC Hydro

SPEAKER_03
0:45:13 (0:00:12)

through the chair it has an initial development rezoning referral is sent to BC Hydro and the applicant has been working with BC Hydro ensuring that what they're proposing would be permitted

Armand Hurford
0:45:26 (0:01:07)

thank you Council Anderson I have a couple questions around I appreciate the we'll start with the waste room I appreciate the offer of some extra screening as to help the situation given that some of the concerns are around unpleasant smells coming from the facility we address that sort of and the wildlife attractant in our more in our broader policy by increasing the frequency of pickups through the through the summer is there some way that Solutions such as that could be implemented to mitigate that impact because the structure itself doesn't appear to be the issue it's the concern around the around the wildlife which we I think we're okay with the design of these Wildlife proof places but the that odor aspect could be addressed through more frequent pickups has that been discussed with the proponent or some other mitigation factors I'm not I'm not thinking of

SPEAKER_03
0:46:33 (0:00:36)

three mayor the for the prospect of more frequent pickup has not been discussed with the applicant as that would be something that the district wouldn't necessarily want to get involved in it would be quite hard to Monitor and enforce from staff perspective staff are fairly confident that the wild proof waste enclosure would mitigate a number of these concerns obviously the location is challenging because of the hydro right-of-way and the layout of the site so we would be working with the applicant to try and screen it as best as possible if that is the ultimate location that is decided upon

Armand Hurford
0:47:09 (0:01:45)

okay thank you um I'll move on just on the storm water retention Pond I think um the term Pond and gets translated quickly to Lake and when you look at the drawings but given that it's there for that swelling capacity and to address the concerns that folks are raising about this Pond causing I think there's a comment there somewhere around what we call these structures and what the kind of driving what the community's expectation is of them as the ones that as I move around the community and I see other examples of this like the one that you that you showed you know these aren't ponds or lakes or standing water it's a it's a storm water capacity management Garden so almost you know I think there's another way to address this I might address some of those concerns sort of from the from the onset because um if it's a lake then it has no the whole time it has no capacity to absorb the storm water which is really its function so um I think some of this comes some of the concerns come from sort of that base misunder interpretation and from the drawings of course it's a big blue area on the on the drawing so it's easy to draw that conclusion so I think I don't know how we address that going forward but we're going to have another opportunity through development to address storm water so perhaps that's something that can be incorporated going forward but the frontage improvements is what I'll sort of categorize this next sort of line of questioning is around sidewalks on-street parking that kind of thing is the will this development be responsible for or providing any anything in that regard that we could share at this point

SPEAKER_03
0:48:55 (0:00:37)

yes so they will be responsible for Frontage improvements an extension of the sidewalk along Raven in front of their Frontage beyond that I don't think the engineering department has done a detailed review there's obviously the pinch point which is challenging because that part of that parcel is hydro land or sorry it might be Crown Land with a hydro right of way on it and also Finch Creek travels through there so it's challenging to widen the road in that location but certainly the proponents will be responsible for Frontage improvements along their Frontage and that would certainly include an extension of the sidewalk

Armand Hurford
0:49:33 (0:00:09)

so and how does parking interface with that like the on-street availability or not of on-street parking in that Frontage Improvement

SPEAKER_03
0:49:42 (0:00:10)

I don't believe that on-street parking would be provided in this location given the narrow given the proximity to the intersection and the narrow roadway there

Armand Hurford
0:49:52 (0:00:25)

so that leads me to ask around um the number of visitor spaces that are provided to access the agriculture land and the park and so on but how does that sort of overall visitor spot availability compared to the Baseline of our bylaws around visitors parking in a complex like this

SPEAKER_03
0:50:17 (0:00:25)

it meets the zoning bottle requirement for visitor parking spaces so nine visitor parking spaces are associated strictly with the town home development they're an additional 10 parking stalls provided for the agricultural area and playground and presumably those wouldn't be used for 24 hours so there is obviously some capacity for visitors to use that in the evening hours from the development

Armand Hurford
0:50:43 (0:00:10)

okay thank you for that I'm going to go back to are there any other questions oh sorry counselor Stoner and then Hamilton

Jenna Stoner
0:50:53 (0:00:12)

thank you through the chair I just want to clarify one of your responses Mr Daley when you say that there'll be sidewalk Frontage improvements is that on both 1005 and 1009 or is

SPEAKER_02
0:51:05 (0:00:00)

it just

Jenna Stoner
0:51:06 (0:00:03)

okay great thank you

Armand Hurford
0:51:10 (0:00:08)

thank you there have Council counselor go Hamilton then I'm going to back to the public then we'll have another opportunity Council to for more questions if needed go ahead counselor Hamilton thanks very

Andrew Hamilton
0:51:19 (0:00:34)

much so about back to the garbage I'm having a little bit of difficulty understanding what this structure what the what this actually is because it's actually past the side setback and the garbage is 2.39 meters from Mrs Walsh's yard and the setback is 3.96 meters is that so this is obviously not a structure because we can't put a structure inside the setback so what does this garbage containment look like

SPEAKER_03
0:51:53 (0:00:24)

through the chairs so recently on a recent zoning bylaw update we Exempted wildproof waste enclosures that meet the design requirements in our Wildlife attractant bylaw from setbacks if they don't abut Elaine so in this case it is allowed to project into the setback because it would be meeting the design specifications of a wildproof waste enclosure

Andrew Hamilton
0:52:17 (0:00:13)

this is more of a comment but unfortunately that's resulting in the garbage facility just a budding against a neighbor in an unfortunate scenario that's not a it's not a question that's just a comment

Armand Hurford
0:52:31 (0:00:10)

councilor thank you Hamilton okay do we have I'll check online first do we have anybody online

SPEAKER_08
0:52:41 (0:00:02)

no one online at this time

Armand Hurford
0:52:43 (0:00:22)

thank you so I'll go out and if anyone that hasn't spoken yet would like would like to this would be your opportunity to do so before I go back to those that have spoken to um to for their second thought okay go yes come on up and start by stating your name and address or neighborhood and you have five minutes of dress Council thank you

SPEAKER_09
0:53:06 (0:01:40)

thanks for meeting me today I live at 1003 Raven Drive my name is Peter Walsh I did have a question um building six in the plan was um only going to be 10.6 meters as opposed to the all the other buildings are going to be 11. but yet the setback from the West property line was going to be minimized so I was wondering if um is this possible for building six setback to be the normal step back and not the proposed reduce setback for the rest of the buildings that were backed on to the Kingfisher development as an option the question and then just took another comment on the groundwater in our retention Point yes we have a tangent in the Kingfisher area even during the heat Dome there's so much groundwater in the area there's always water in this retention Pond it never it never dries and matter of fact the last two Winters wasn't so cold it has frozen over and neighborhood kids do skate on it so there is and they've said yeah it is there there's always ground water in there it's never dry it's and it's and in the 10 years we have been there there's been a district has never once gone in there to do any vegetation control or excavate any of the silt or tailings that have come in via the storm system into this pond so over the 10 years whatever it was designed to do it is minimum that is now minimized because the Italians are in that so like with this new retention Pond for this new property is there access for District staff or who and outside firm to come in to do to mitigate this and get it back to proper depth along with the other ones in the area thank you

Armand Hurford
0:54:46 (0:00:15)

thank you is there anyone else who would like to make a submission hasn't spoken yet yes sir approach the podium and state your name and neighborhood and you'll have five minutes to address Council

SPEAKER_01
0:55:02 (0:01:23)

good evening mayor and Council I appreciate this opportunity to speak my name is Paul Greening I live in Valley cliff and I'm here representing the Squamish excuse me Squamish Valley Rod and Gun Club we're here to ask for the addition of a commitment from the proponent to enter into a restrictive covenant to notify the future strata owners of the proximity and activities of the Squamish Valley Run and Gun Club similar to the noise Covenant granted on the adjacent Kingfisher development which states the owner acknowledges and agrees that the lands are located in relatively close proximity to property occupied and used by members of the Squamish Valley Rod and Gun Club for rifle and trap shooting and other Associated Club activities present and future activities of the club generate noise vibration light and other disturbances consistent with an active rifle range and trap shooting club and that Such Noise and other disturbances may occur at times and at volumes which might not otherwise occur in a more urban neighborhood in which some residents and occupants may find disruptive and disturbing to the peace and quiet of the lands we feel this is really important to have open dialogue and complete transparency with their new neighbors and this restricted government would be a good vehicle to promote that thank you

Armand Hurford
0:56:25 (0:00:29)

thank you for your submission I'll check with our moderator I'm not I'm getting a head ahead shake so no one online is there anyone else that hasn't made a submission yet that would like to speak oh is there anyone that did make a submission and would like some additional time to make some new points on this development this would be your opportunity to do so yes approach the microphone Mr

SPEAKER_07
0:56:55 (0:00:53)

Ord just with respect to some of the comments we are very much trying to move the garbage facility the reason it is where it is because of the hydro line they do not like the metallic material of any metal garbage and also they're concerned about the lifts that actually lift the recycling bins and everything like that so it's something that we are going to be working on we will be designing we will have to go through a development permit stage and also a building permit stage and we are committed to trying to come up with a reasonable solution with respect to the Covenant on the rod and gun we've already we've just been we've just become aware of it and we're more than comfortable providing a covenant thanks

Armand Hurford
0:57:48 (0:00:21)

thank you and thank you for that commitment is there anyone else that would like that made a submission and would like to make an additional submission this would be your opportunity to do so seeing none I'll go back to council do anyone have counsel any questions I'm stemming from what we've heard in the most recent submissions or otherwise that's their Pettingill

Chris Pettingill
0:58:10 (0:00:35)

yeah I just have some I'm wondering if we have the same understanding of and I don't think I do of what our current requirements are for a waste room in a development like this and when we say Wildlife proof does that include small rodents or is it more larger mammals and I'm just wondering if staff like is this an enclosed sort of sealed for lack of a better room cement building or is this you know Bears can't get in but there's not a roof or I'm just wondering if staff can speak to what the requirements are

SPEAKER_03
0:58:46 (0:00:52)

through the mayor so there are technical guidelines to guide developers on how to size the waste room those guidelines live in a separate policy so that's the first step you look at the size of the development and then that helps you estimate the size of the room then the wildlike life attractant bylaw provides guidance on what to build the materials out of and it has to be Wildlife proof I am not certain if that includes rodents but it is meant to keep bears and other Wildlife out of this waste room and I would imagine a well-built newer structure would likely be decent at keeping rodents out but I'm not I can't say for sure if that is the intention of those guidelines and if that would they would be effective of that

Armand Hurford
0:59:38 (0:00:08)

foreign thank you Council any other did I see another hand oh yeah sorry counselor Anderson go ahead thank

Eric Andersen
0:59:47 (0:01:22)

you chair with respect to the matter of a I would assume it be a section 219 restrictive noise Covenant I wonder if I could ask staff to give some orientation as to whether it is considered i in looking for reference to a noise Covenant there is only in the information package on this development a reference to commitment to enter into a restrictive covenant to notify future strata owners of the agriculture space adjacent to the development so I noted the missing a missing reference to a noise Covenant I wonder staff could give some orientation as to how that is or how what would prompt consideration of a noise Covenant at this location in visiting friends in the Raven Drive and Finch Drive area myself over a long period of time on weekends when there are events at the Rod and Gun Club facility I do hear noise it is certainly prominent and would be at least as prominent as in the Kingfisher neighborhood next door where a restrictive covenant does exist so staff if staff could provide some orientation as to what would prompt the inclusion of a covenant or have I missed it is there would there be a covenant considered in the package as his

SPEAKER_03
1:01:09 (0:00:20)

through the mayor so typically on a subdivision or rezoning application north of Raven we would seek these covenants given that this was on the south side of Raven Drive this wasn't initially considered however once that comment was shared with staff spoke with the developer and they're open to the inclusion of this Covenant so staff are certainly happy to proceed with that

Eric Andersen
1:01:30 (0:00:04)

thank you for that clarification

Armand Hurford
1:01:34 (0:00:34)

Council anyone else have questions I'll take I'll take one I'm could you speak to this to the setback that Mr Walsh was discussing between I think it's block six that slightly shorter building and I'm particularly interested in sort of a point of reference to maybe the setback that's allowed or that exists between sort of on the other side of the Walsh property or those single-family homes there and how these things relate to each other

SPEAKER_03
1:02:09 (0:00:26)

so through you mayor block six does have a larger setback than the rest of the proposed development it is 6.69 meters to the actual townhome building the rest of the development is proposing a 3.96 meter setback it's the shared waste enclosure that has a 2.39 meter setback to the edge of the building

Armand Hurford
1:02:36 (0:00:31)

thank you and okay and then how is that um there's some comments around some additional screening how is that interface between this development and the neighbors proposed to be handled is there a fence there is there a big hedge proposed or just how is that particular piece I'm happy to hear that the overall setback to the large building is sort of a larger and standard but how is that break addressed between the properties

SPEAKER_03
1:03:07 (0:00:15)

so the landscape plan hasn't been prepared at this time but stuff are envisioning likely more vegetative screening between there but again that would be covered at the development permit stage

Armand Hurford
1:03:22 (0:00:58)

okay thank you and I think we got at this a little bit with the noise Covenant for the Rod and Gun Club and it makes me think about how our sub-area plan addresses this issue and if that is sort of in their in the correct way given that as you move if our East-West road is the divider as you move further EC technically would get arguably closer to it so I just wonder given what we heard we've heard here today and the requests of the Rod and Gun Club and sort of the lived experience of people in the area that there is there is noise there I I'd like to make sure that we're sort of highlighting this issue at the appropriate time I don't think we should be highlighting it in inappropriate times either so you know where is that line and is that middle of that road the divider as appropriate divider

SPEAKER_12
1:04:21 (0:00:55)

I can take this question three more the neighborhood plan didn't anticipate that we would be registering noise governance just because it is considered a fair distance away the latest development in this area was the Hummingbird Lane which was a little single family small lot subdivision and we didn't register a covenant there and it hasn't been an issue to date the buildings on kind of closer to Raven are considered to be lower height buildings than we would perhaps get on Finch in that sort of more Central Area however you know it's still a reasonable tool to be employed here especially on Raven Drive so and the to applicants are happy to register the Covenant

Armand Hurford
1:05:16 (0:00:23)

thank you and from a procedure standpoint and we've got that commitment here tonight how does that get incorporated into um into the next steps of the of the process is that something that Council needs to direct or does that offer has been enough to sort of cement it in the in The Proposal going forward

SPEAKER_12
1:05:40 (0:00:25)

so we would include it I think we need some deduction from Council on this we would include it in the list the second motion which is around the around the adoption of the bylaw has a long list of conditions and we could just include that as one of the conditions to be secured in the Land Development agreement

Armand Hurford
1:06:05 (0:00:15)

okay thank you and so Council will address that issue or we'll discuss that issue when we get to a consideration of third reading which is B one of the future steps but councilor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
1:06:20 (0:00:32)

yeah thank you mayor similar process is going through my head about how to deal with a promise to manage the garbage in some different way and I'm wondering if it's possible for us to simply request in that in that list is this possible for us to do that the garbage facility be within the setbacks that it doesn't encroach so it doesn't encroach on Neighbors which in the drawings here would require it to be put somewhere else

SPEAKER_03
1:06:52 (0:00:32)

through the mayor I would be hesitant to do that given the limited space on site the applicant has stated their willingness to continue working on this development permit will have to go to council when if it receives third reading and is adopted it will be presented to council because it wouldn't meet the delegated development permit you criteria so would be presented with the design solution from the applicant at that point and would be able to make a decision on that development permit and I think that may be a more appropriate course of action

SPEAKER_12
1:07:25 (0:00:35)

if I could add just as a another option would be to add a condition that the location or the design of the structure has to meet has to be done to District satisfaction and development problem stage which could mean that the applicant has found a new location for it or perhaps if it stays where it is it is designed in such a way that it's completely sealed to prevent anybody getting in there

Armand Hurford
1:08:00 (0:01:32)

thank you for that for that suggestion I think as our discussion here goes into the quite specifics of this waste facility I think there's good reason in sort of the global sense to allow these intrusion into the setback so we can get these Wildlife to facilitate the construction of these Wildlife proof facilities but as we go into more detailed design perhaps some of these concerns could be addressed there so I like this suggestion around stipulating it but sort of sort of the combo of the two things and seeing it again at development permit stage so moving this forward at the reading if we choose to do that doesn't necessarily um commit to it being that in that in that place there's still some detailed design work to do once they're the proponent has been given some much clearer direction as to what problem they're trying to solve which is what we're here doing so I'll leave it Council to see how comfortable everyone is with that any other questions at this point we're going to go to Just for everyone for Council and for those watching we've got some we'll move through our public hearing process and then we will there is later in the agenda's consideration of third reading so um we will have another opportunity to discuss this or to actually debate this ourselves as to the merits of moving with what's with what's recommended so there will be another shot but go ahead counselor penango

Chris Pettingill
1:09:32 (0:00:56)

yeah I just want to come back to understanding the reservoir or the Water Management I'm not sure what we're calling it now but and I appreciate you know I do think it makes sense to prefer natural or what's approaching natural infrastructure and I take it I sort of understand how we can measure before and after and that we expect not to see any impacts or change an impact on our Municipal system my understanding was though we also have District rules that expect that these sorts of solutions don't impact neighboring properties negatively in terms of water am I mistaken in that or is that an expectation that we have in some of our regulations that whatever solution is provided here doesn't impact neighboring properties water

SPEAKER_03
1:10:29 (0:00:08)

that's correct it's meant to deal with the storm water on the subject property and not impact adjacent properties

Chris Pettingill
1:10:37 (0:00:37)

okay and so sort of repeating a little bit of question I had earlier you know I understand how we could measure fairly easily the inundation into our Municipal system in terms of impacts on neighboring properties how do we assess the before or after is that or is it a case where we have the rule but then it becomes a civil matter if there's a dispute after the fact and we sort of just set the rule but we don't set the sort of determination of who's right or who's wrong if there's a disagreement sort of down the road

SPEAKER_12
1:11:15 (0:00:33)

through humor that's correct so we make sure the design is such that it assures there's no increased runoff on adjacent properties but then after it's done and the pond or Pardon Me Maybe the better word is as well is design and it's operating we don't get involved into in those disputes unless it's something to do with our system

Armand Hurford
1:11:48 (0:00:03)

thank counselor you Greenlaw

Lauren Greenlaw
1:11:52 (0:00:15)

to speak to one of Ms Walsh's concerns if the what did you call it Swale at this point if the Swale does require some sort of dredging that would be the onus would be upon the strata

SPEAKER_03
1:12:08 (0:00:04)

that's correct

Armand Hurford
1:12:12 (0:03:02)

okay I'll go back to the I'll go back to the public is there anyone that would that would like to make a submission I'm open to folks that have made a submission and would like to add to it at this time and I'm checking with our monitor I'm getting a nod there's no one online so if there are no further speakers I would ask that if count I'd ask Council if there's any further information that the planning department might provide in response to any comments or questions raised by members of the public I think we've done that or we've done that quite well here so far now that I've heard from everyone on the speakers list is a requirement that I ask three times if there's anyone else who wishes to speak before we can close the public hearing for the first time is there anyone else that wants to speak or make a submission the second time is there anyone else who wants to speak or make a submission and for the third time and final time is there anyone else that wants to speak or make a submission please note that council members are not permitted to receive any further submissions or hear either a proponent or opponent to the application once the public hearing has been concluded this means we can't speak to you out in the community or receive emails or phone calls on any of the bylaws or bylaw in this case until a decision on the bylaw has been made any and all communication from this point must be channeled to staff if there are no further speakers I declare the hearing closed thank you very much for your submissions hey also with that we'll move on with our with our agenda and the next item of business will be item four consideration of council committee recommendations and we have some recommendations here from our community the whole meeting earlier today and an addition as well so do I need to read the read out the Motions from each from each piece or just so I'll make sure I get the procedure right I'm looking for stuff yep okay so recommendation one is a recommendation from a committee the whole January 24th 2023 which involves the 2023 tourism Squamish operating Grant that the District of Squamish execute a partnership agreement with tourism Squamish Society for the delivery of Tourism services and approve a grant of one hundred thousand dollars for implementing the society's 2023 strategic plan subsequent to providing notice of assistance in accordance with 24 1D and 24 2 of the Community Charter can I have someone move councilor French moves do I have a seconder kelser Hamilton seconds would you like to speak to it

Consideration of Council Committee Recommendations
1:13:51 (0:08:41)

At the council meeting, the District of Squamish approved a grant of fifty thousand dollars to Tourism Squamish Society and provided a letter of support for their Municipal and Regional District tax application. The council also considered first three readings to the District of Squamish Additional Hotel Room Tax Levy Bylaw. Additionally, the council discussed a motion to direct staff to engage in formal discussion with Tourism Squamish and Squamish Community Housing Society to allocate online accommodation platforms Municipal and Regional District Tax funding to affordable housing. They also discussed a motion to write a letter to the province outlining the district's ongoing concerns with wood fiber LNG and Fortis BC's proposed work schedule for the Eagle Mountain wood fiber gas pipeline to commence works in February 2023. Lastly, the council discussed third reading on the District Squamish Zoning Bylaw Number 20 or 2200 2011 Amendment Bylaw for 1005 and 1009 Raven Drive Number 2893 2022. There were no public comments.

John French
1:15:15 (0:00:21)

yeah briefly I think that what we have here is going to benefit tourism Squamish greatly and ultimately the community as a whole and that's my reason for moving the recommendation from our meeting earlier today

Armand Hurford
1:15:36 (0:01:55)

thank you anyone else have comments on this on this topic before I call the question seeing none I'll call the question all in favor emotion motion carries unanimously thank you second order of Tourism Squamish business that the District of Squamish approved a grant of fifty thousand dollars to tourism Squamish Society towards implementation of their 2023 strategic plan contingent on the district's successful Grant application to the BC destination Development Fund in 2023. can I have a mover moved by counselor Hamilton seconded by councilor Pettingill any comments on this one seeing none I'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you next one is relating to the municipal and Regional District tax application 2023 and we will do each of these subsections individually as well counsel just to make sure that we that we do this as formally as we can that the letter of support be provided for tourism Squamish Society for their Municipal and Regional District tax application moved