The City of Campbell River acknowledges that we are on the territory of the Laich-Kwil-Tach people of the Wei Wai Kum and We Wai Kai First Nations.
Moment of Silence – Mayor Adams began the Council meeting with a moment of silence in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, former Queen of the United Kingdom.
Campbell River Canada Day Committee – Carol Chapman and Ian Baikie from the Campbell River Canada Day Committee gave a presentation on this year’s Canada Day events, and thanked Mayor, Council, and staff for their support. The committee made a request for electrical outlets to be installed downtown for future events, and for assistance with insurance costs. These were referred to staff for consideration and reporting back.
Quarterly Financial Report – Staff provided Council with the Q2, 2022 Quarterly Financial Report, which Council received for information.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 1552 Perkins Road – Council adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3872 to rezone 1552 Perkins Road from Residential Multiple Three to Residential Multiple Two, to allow for a single family dwelling.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 1874 Carlyle Crescent – Council gave first and second reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3874, to rezone 1874 Carlyle Crescent from Residential One to Residential One B, to allow for a secondary residence. The requirement for a public hearing was waived.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 4260 Discovery Drive – Council gave first and second reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3874, to rezone 4260 Discovery Drive from Residential Estate One to Residential One B, to allow for a secondary residence. The requirement for a public hearing was waived.
Development Variance Permit for 2900 Quinsam Road – Council approved a Development Variance Permit application for 2900 Quinsam Road, to reduce the minimum side yard setback from 3.0 metres to 1.5 metres to allow for the construction of a rural ancillary building.
Nunns Creek Park - Public Nuisance Amendment Bylaw – Council gave first, second and third reading to Public Nuisance Amendment Bylaw No. 3876, which if adopted, would prohibit year-round camping in the Park, except for the area off Homewood Road fomerly used as a BMX track (1299 Homewood Road). Council requested information on health and safety services required when the bylaw comes back for adoption.
Remedial Action Notices – Council approved Remedial Action Notices for 2160 15 Ave and 1868 Nunns Rd. The owners of these properties are required to bring them into compliance with the Public Nuisance Bylaw. Council directed staff to review the bylaw and compare it with other municipalities for the purposes of expediting the process. Staff are to report back within 60 days.
Remedial Action for 1940 McDonald Road – Council received correspondence from the owner of 1940 McDonald Road, requesting additional time to bring their property into compliance. An extension was not approved.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) – Staff provided Council with a report on the CPTED grant program, which outlined the barriers for businesses to access this funding, and recommendations to improve the service delivery of the program. Council supported the recommendations which include establishing best practices, simplifying the program, and re-launching the communications campaign.
Public Hearing Scheduling Changes – Public hearings were scheduled on November 23 at 6 p.m. for a Zoning Amendment Bylaw application at 2079 and 2099 Merecroft Road, and on November 30 at 6 p.m. for a Zoning Amendment Bylaw application at 120, 155, and 240 Elk River Road South.
Request for Support for Land Tenure – Council approved a letter of support for Ash Luckett to secure a land tenure agreement for his ATV/UTV guided tour business.
Rotary Club Request for Financial Support – Council approved a donation of $7500 from the Council Contingency Fund to the Rotary Club of Campbell River for construction of a trail on the west side of Dogwood Street to connect the Beaver Lodge Lands with the first phase of Jubilee Heights trail.
Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) & Supply Chain Management Project – Council approved a letter to VIEA to confirm the City’s approval of the proposed reduction in scope of their Supply Chain Management Project and referred this item to staff.
Rotary Park Memorial – Council received correspondence from Louise Daviduck, Executive Director of the Campbell River Hospice Society requesting that the Sally Wellman Memorial Garden at Rotary Park be replaced with a stand-alone memorial wall. Council was in favour of the request and referred this item to staff to develop a replacement program.
Proclamations – Council received two proclamation requests and approved that October 2022 be proclaimed as Circular Economy Month, and November 2022 be proclaimed as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
John Howard Society – Council received the John Howard Society’s annual report, and requested that they be invited to present to the new Council.
North Island College – Council received North Island College’s BUILD 2026 Strategic Plan and Working Together Indigenization Plan, and requested that Lisa Domae, President and CEO of North Island College be invited to attend a future Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss relationships and future planning initiatives.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
Development Approval Process Review – Patricia Maloney and Rory Baksh from Dillon Consulting, and Todd MacDonald from Performance Concepts, presented their recommendations in the Development Approval Process Review which began in March 2022. Council endorsed the recommendations.
DEVELOPMENT SERVICES ACTIVITY UPDATE
Received by Council during the September 20, 2022 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Since the last report was provided to Council on August 16, 2022, there have been:
- 5 new applications received
- 17 applications completed
Currently, there are 93 active files. Of those files:
- 37 require action from the applicant
- 53 require action from the City
- 3 require action from the Province
Of the 93 active files, there are:
- 33 Fee simple subdivisions
- 9 Bare land strata subdivisions
- 1 Temporary use permits
- 17 Zoning Bylaw amendments
- 1 Combined OCP and Zoning Bylaw amendments
- 8 Major Development Permits
- 1 Major Development Permit Amendment
- 6 Major Development with Variance Permit
- 12 Minor Development Permits
- 1 Minor Development Permit amendment
- 3 Development Variance Permits
- 1 Board of Variance Permits