Tuesday, June 26, 2018

WL Council Highlights - June 26th mtg

Present: Mayor W. Cobb; Councillors I. Bonnell, S. Nelson, J. Ryll, C. Smith, L. Walters and S. Zacharias

Meeting called to order at 6pm

Meeting Agenda, as amended, adopted.  Mins of the WL Council Meeting held June 12th, 2018


"Accessibility Award of Merit" Presentation to the United Church


1) Council received for information the accounts payable computer cheque listings dated May 24, June 14 and 18, 2018

2) Council ratified an email poll authorizing a letter of support for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139's New Horizon Government Grants funding application toward the replacement and updating of the Legion's kitchen equipment

3) After one person (John Pickford) spoke to the 2017 City of Williams Lake Annual Report  -- Council received/approved the 2017 City of Williams Lake Annual Report

4) Council gave second reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2272, as amended, (Managing Legal Cannabis) and Staff were directed to issue public notice of the proposed Bylaw and a Public Hearing be scheduled for September 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall

5) Council approved the lease agreement with the Williams Lake Association for Community Living for the use of eleven (11) parking spaces in the City-owned parking lot located at 213 Proctor Street for a twenty (20) year term for a one-time payment of $15,820, based on an annual rental fee of $791, with all legal fees and costs associated with land title registration to be borne by the proponent (Williams Lake Association for Community Living)

6) Council endorsed 3 Recommendations from its' General Governance Committee, as follows:

a) That pursuant to General Governance Committee Report #01-2018, Ms. Smith be thanked for her input regarding the BC Transit bus shelter and bench locations in Williams Lake and advised that pending a decision on the new transit exchange location in 2020, as part of the next transit route review, all current bus shelter locations will be revisited and evaluated at that time

b) That pursuant to General Governance Committee Report #02-2018 and the report of the Local Government Intern dated June 4, 2018, Council request Staff to prepare administrative updates to the Development Procedures Manual and change the maximum time limit for completing requirements of Subdivision Preliminary Layout Approvals from one (1) to two (2) years; and further, that the Preliminary Subdivision Review Applications Time Frame Council Policy No. 153 be repealed.

c) That pursuant to General Governance Committee Report #03-2018 and the report of the Local Government Intern dated May 22, 2018, Staff be directed to prepare an amendment to the Development Procedures Manual outlining a formal procedure for closing or extending all inactive development applications, allowing for an initial one-year time frame to complete all works associated with an application, with two additional 6-month extensions subject to Council approval; and further, the report be brought back to Council for consideration

7) Council received Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw and Zoning Amendment Bylaw Applications - Bylaw No. 2282 and 2283 - Wise Creek Developments Ltd. - 1946 Broadway Avenue South and directed Staff to hold a Public Consultation on July 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm and to refer this application to the Cariboo Regional District, the Board of Education - School District No. 27, local First Nations Groups, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources, and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

8) Council agreed to support the request of the Cariboo Piecemakers Quilt Club to install a semi-permanent storage shed next to the Williams Lake Curling Club, provided the shed is well maintained and any damage or vandalism is quickly dealt with by the Quilt Club, and that the structure meets all associated requirements of the Building and Fire Inspectors

9) Council adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2277, 2018 - Harold & Anna Redekop (1411 Borland Rd) and Freedom of Information Bylaw No. 2235, 2018

10 Council endorsed recommendations from its' June 20th Committee of the Whole meeting, as follows:

a) That pursuant to the Committee of Whole Council Report #20-2018, Council endorse the RC (Remote Control) Race Track to be located in Boitanio Park and allocate up to 50% of the approximate $10,000 required for the installation of water and electrical services to the site from the 2018 budget, subject to the proponent contributing the other 50%, entering into an onging maintenance contract with the City, providing proof of liability insurance with the City listed as 'additional insured', and committing to carry out reclamation of the site should the track cease operation or the agreement lapse

b) That pursuant to Committee of Whole Council Report #21-2018 and the report of the Chief Financial Officer dated April 24, 2018, Council consider the Airport Improvement Fees proposal and direct Staff to prepare the following bylaws for Council’s consideration:

i) An amendment to “City of Williams Lake Regional Airport Fees Bylaw No. 2161” toimplement the equivalent of a $10 Airport Improvement Fee to be charged per passenger onregularly scheduled commercial air service and as proportional addition to the Terminal Feecharges for all scheduled charter flights (as a standalone fee or AIF addition to the fees already charged);

ii) A short-term capital borrowing bylaw to borrow funds for the Airport Road rehabilitation project in 2019, to be repaid from the proposed Airport Improvement Fees.

On Item 10b(ii) - Council divided.  Approved by the following vote:

Affirmative - Mayor Cobb; Councillors Nelson, Ryll, Smith, Walters and Zacharias
Negative - Councillor I. Bonnell

Councillor S. Zacharias declared a perceived conflict of interest on the next item and left Council Chambers at 6:58pm

c) That pursuant to the Committee of the Whole Council Report #22-2018, the report of the Chief Financial Officer dated May 2, 2018 be received and the revitalization area boundary for the proposed Central Industrial Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw include all industrial-zoned properties (M-1 and M-2 zones) on the West side of Williams Lake Creek, as identified on the Schedule "B" map

On Item 10(c) - Council divided.  Approved by the following vote:

Affirmative - Mayor Cobb; Councillors Bonnell, Ryll, Smith, and Walters
Negative - Councillor S. Nelson

Councillor S. Zacharias returned to the meeting at 7:01pm

d) That pursuant to the Committee of Whole Council Report #23-2018 and the report of Councillor Ryll dated June 12, 2018, Council approve submission of the following resolution, as amended, for consideration at the 2018 Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention:

WHEREAS British Columbia has experienced an unprecedented number of wildfires throughout many communities on the province, with this trend expected to continue;

AND WHEREAS FireSmart initiatives help ensure the protection of homes, public safety, and forest;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that UBCM request the Provincial/Federal governments and the Insurance Bureau of Canada to provide incentive options for property owners and agricultural land owners to reduce the amount of forest fire fuel on privately-owned land through one or multiple options, including: reduced home insurance rates upon certification of adequate "fire smart" status; a tax rebate in correlation to the amount of fibre removed from the property to achieve "fire smart" status; and/or a reduction in property tax rates once certification of "fire smart" status is achieved.

e) That pursuant to the Committee of Whole Council Report #24-2018, the revenue from the Community Forest be placed in reserve with Staff to bring forward to Council how the revenue can be managed in future years.

11) Council approved the 7th Annual Soap Box Derby and related Road Closure on Thursday, July 12, 2018

12) Council approved the WL Boys/Girls Club's Annual Family Street Party 2018 on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

13) Late Item -- Council received the letter from Wise Creek Developments Ltd. and Macon Construction Ltd. dated June 25, 2018 requesting the proposed parkland boundary realignment and disposition for the subject property located adjacent to 1946 Broadway Avenue South, and directed Staff to initiate the parkland boundary realignment process and bring forward a parkland disposition bylaw for Council consideration

14) Council received the 'Council Information Package' as of June 26th, 2018

* June 2018 - CCCTA's Gold Rush Trail App Poster (click here)

Members of Council reported on their recent activities

Media Question Period -- No questions

Council adjourned at 7:30pm and after a brief recess, Council resumed its recessed In-Camera Meeting being held as per Section 90(1e - land) of the Community Charter

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