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Council Highlights - Thursday, September 20, 2018

Highlights from September 20, 2018 City of Powell River Council Meeting
The following summary is provided in accordance with Council’s Strategic Priorities and is in keeping with the City’s commitment to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability.
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Development Permit 234 – Updates to Tim Hortons Building Façade and Facia Signage
Council voted to issue Development Permit 234 to facilitate exterior building and facia signage upgrades to the existing Tim Hortons Restaurant subject to the following condition: submission of detailed design drawings to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning Services. The purpose of this Development Permit is to allow for exterior building façade and facia signage upgrades to the existing commercial building to further enhance the visual quality of the building exterior.
 
Development Permit 227 – Proposal to Construct 25 Condominium Units on Fernwood Avenue
Council voted that Development Permit 227 to facilitate construction of two buildings totalling 25 condominium units on Fernwood Avenue North of Alberni Street be issued subject to the following conditions: submission of a detailed Statement of Intent to outline the sustainability initiatives proposed for the project subject to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning Services; submission of a storm water management plan to the satisfaction of the Manager of Engineering Services; submission of an amended landscape plan and updated cost estimate to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning Services; receipt of a security deposit to ensure that the approved landscape works are completed.
 
Tourism Powell River Service Agreement
Council voted to approve as presented a new Service Agreement with Tourism Powell River to provide Visitor Information Services in the City of Powell River for the term of January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2023, with the annual funding set at $117,000 for 2019 and $101,000 for each year of the remaining four years. The new agreement recognizes that Sunshine Coast Tourism is now the main organization responsible for marketing the region to attract visitors, which is reflected in a reduction in annual funding to Tourism Powell River.
 
Tla’amin Request for Consent for Treaty Settlement Lands Designation on Properties with the Municipality
Council voted as per the request of the Tla’amin Nation that Council provide consent to designate the following properties as Treaty Settlement Lands (TSL): the first property is located on Wharf Street beside Marine Traders, and was formerly Crown land; the second property is located at the intersection of Arbutus Street and Highway 101, and was the site of Powell River’s former hospital; the third, known as the Gibsons Beach property, is a 245.6 acre property that was recently conveyed to the Tla’amin Nation from PRSC Limited Partnership as part of an agreement between the shareholders to draw out the remaining lands; the fourth property is 12.5 acres in size and is located on the industrial waterfront in the Catalyst Harbour. It is the site of Tla’amin’s log dump for its forestry operation. Tla’amin Nation has made this request of the City as it needs the Municipality’s consent in order to have the TSL designation approved by the Provincial and Federal Governments.
 
Powell River Kings Hockey Club Society – Three-Year Agreement
Council voted that the City of Powell River enter into a new three-year agreement with the Powell River Kings Hockey Club Society for the use of the Recreation Complex through to the end of the 2020/2021 hockey season at the Community Youth rental rates as set in the Parks, Recreation and Culture Fees and Charges Bylaw. The three-year agreement represents a total value of $88,334.82 to the City of Powell River.
 
Development Permit 214 – Westview Commons
Council voted that Development Permit 214, to facilitate a multi-family residential development at 4251 Westview Avenue, be approved and then issued subject to the following conditions; submission of an amended landscape plan to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning Services; receipt of the associated security deposit for the proposed landscaping to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning Services. The development consists of 12 two-storey townhouse units fronting onto Westview Avenue and Joyce Avenue.
 
Powell River Dragon Boat and Paddling Club Final Fling Parking Relief Request
Council voted that parking at Mowat Bay be free of charge on September 22, 2018, in support of the Powell River Dragon Boat and Paddling Club Final Fling.
 
Bylaw Amendments to Regulate Short-Term Rentals
To regulate short-term housing rentals in R1, R2, R3, RA1, A1 and A2 zones, updates are proposed to three City of Powell River bylaws.
Council voted that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2539, 2018, be read a first and second time and that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2539, 2018, proceed to Public Hearing, and that staff be directed to schedule the Public Hearing and give notice in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act.
Council voted that City of Powell River Business Licence Bylaw 2226, 2010, Amendment Bylaw 2538, 2018, be read a first, second and third time and that staff be directed to give notice in accordance with Section 59 of the Community Charter.
Council voted that City of Powell River Municipal Ticketing Information Bylaw 2358, 2013, Amendment Bylaw 2537, 2018, be read a first, second and third time.
 
City of Powell River Airport Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw 2546
Council voted that City of Powell River Airport Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw 2546, 2018, adopted. The term of the tax exemption granted under this bylaw is for 10 years and is graduated by increases in taxation of 10 per cent per annum, reaching 100 per cent at the end of the 10-year period. The tax exemption bylaw is for an 11.5-acre parcel of land at the airport leased to 1170987 BC Ltd. (Gaoshi Holdings Canada Ltd.) for 99 years. The company plans to develop an aviation industrial park that will house maintenance and repair operations, accredited pilot training programs, accredited maintenance technician training programs and possibly aviation manufacturing.
 
If further information is needed on any of these matters, please contact the City Clerk at 604-485-8603, or email info@powellriver.ca. These highlights are provided to summarize the Council meeting and are not the official record of the meeting. The minutes of this meeting will be posted on the City’s website once adopted.
 

Event date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:30am

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