City of Fernie, BC Council Connection April 7 & 14, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SPECIAL MEETINGS OF APRIL 7, 2014 and REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 14, 2014

Copies of the agenda packages are available on the City’s website:
• April 7, 2014 Special (Budget) Meeting
• April 7, 2014 Special (CBT Grant Funding) Meeting
• April 14, 2014 Regular Meeting

1. BYLAWS
1.1 Bylaw No. 2241 cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 161, 2014 which proposes to rezone the property located at 592-9th Avenue from R1- Single Family Residential to R1B - Single Detached Plus Residential was given first and second reading and will be scheduled for an upcoming Public Hearing on Monday, May 12, 2014. Report to Council & Bylaw

1.2 Bylaw No. 2242, cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 162, Bylaw No. 2242, 2014 to rezone the property located at 1101- 11th Avenue from R1 - Single Family Residential to R1SL - Single Family Residential Small Lot for was withdrawn by the applicant.

2. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMITS & OTHER PERMITS
2.1. Development Variance Permit No. DVP-351 for #4 Black Rock Place. Council approved the application and gave notice of their intention to consider issuance of the permit to vary the minimum setback from the exterior perimeter parcel line on a bare land strata lot for a 3.96m x 6.55m open porch only from 7.5m to 5.72m along a portion of the south property lines. Staff Report |Draft Permit | Application

3. PUBLIC & OTHER HEARINGS
3.1. A Public Hearing to receive submissions from the public respecting matters contained in proposed Bylaw No. 2236, cited as Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1923, Amendment Bylaw No. 29, 2013 and Bylaw No. 2237, cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 158, 2013 for the property located at 200 Burma Road (Mulyk Consulting, on behalf of Igor and Anna Landa) is scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00PM. Notice | Staff Report, Application & Bylaws

3.2. An Informal Hearing to receive submissions from the public respecting matters contained in Development Variance Permit Application No. DVPA-351 (see item 2.1) for the property located at 4 Black Rock Place (Elk River Mountain Homes) is scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00PM. Staff Report |Draft Permit | Application

3.3. Informal Hearing for to receive submissions from the public respecting matters contained in Development Variance Permit Application No. DVPA-348 for the property located at 37 Ridgemont Drive (Ormandy) to vary the front yard setback and maximum step and eave projections to facilitate the construction of a new front entrance is scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00PM. Staff Report, Draft Permit & Application

3.4. Noise Disturbance Meeting was held on April 14, 2014 during the Committee of the Whole meeting to receive feedback from residents, businesses (including bar and restaurant owner/operators) related to the mitigation of late night noise disturbances in the downtown core. The Liquor Inspector and RCMP were in attendance to provide additional comments/advice to Council and members of the public in attendance. Agenda Package

4. OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
4.1. Appointment to the Beautification Committee. Council appointed Ms. Corien Sieders to the Beautification Committee as a representative from the Fernie Chamber of Commerce. Report to Council

4.2. Change of the start times of the Committee of the Whole & Regular Council meetings on Monday, April 28, 2014. Council approved the request to change the start times for Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for 10:00am on Monday, April 28, 2014 to commence at 9:30am as well the Regular meeting of Fernie City Council scheduled for 7:00pm on Monday, April 28, 2014 to commence at 6:30pm to provide the public with opportunities to comment on the 2014-2018 Financial Plan. Under section 166 of the Community Charter, Council must undertake a process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan before it is adopted, rather than schedule a separate meeting they are providing the public with the above noted two opportunities to comment on the 2014-2018 Financial Plan. Report to Council

4.3. Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) – Community Input Meeting. Council recommended that the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) endorse the CBT 2014/2015 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program funding allocations as follows:
ORGANIZATION / PROJECT/ AMOUNT

Association Francophone des Rocheuses du Sud
• Fernie Early Learning Programming (Heure du conte Expansion) $900.00
Bright Beginnings Community Pre-School
• Physical and Arts Education 2,000.00
Community Connections Society of Southeast BC
• Breastfeeding Mamas! (Sponsoring Over the Rainbow Family Services) 1,000.00
Elk River Watershed Alliance
• Elk River Watershed Flood Solution Strategy 2,000.00
Elk Valley Critical Incident Response Team
• Elk Valley Critical Incident Response Team 1,000.00
Elk Valley Hospice
• Strategic Planning & Community Engagement 2,000.00
Elk Valley Society for Community Living
• Summer Program for Children with Special Needs 3,000.00
Fernie and District Arts Council
• Out of The Box: A Dumpster Art Project
• Reel Canadian Film Festival 1236.53
2,000.00
Fernie and District Historical Society
• The Fernie Curse – A legend Examined 3,000.00
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce – (sponsoring: Feel Good Fernie / Fernie Summer Social Series)
• Feel Good Fernie 3,000.00
Fernie Flyers Cycling Society
• Fernie Flyers Kids’ Cycling Program Launch 2,500.00
Fernie Heritage Cemetery Restoration Society
• Elk Valley Cemetery 4,000.00
Fernie Inspire the Race to Empower – F.I.R.E
• Fernie Adaptive Ski Snow Program Shed Equipping & Insulation 2,022.50
ORGANIZATION / PROJECT
Amount
Fernie Inspire the Race to Empower F.I.R.E.
• Elk Valley Nordic Society
• Fernie Adaptive Snow Program 4,000.00
4,000.00
Fernie Pets Society
• Off-Leash Dog Park
• Spay Neuter Incentive Program 6,000.00
2,000.00
Fernie Public Library Association
• Fernie Children’s Festival 1,500.00
Fernie Roller Derby Society
• Fernie Roller Derby – Safety First 1,000.00
Fernie Tennis Community Association
• Tennis Court Resurfacing and Fencing 0.00
Fernie Trails Alliance Association
• Lazy Lizard – Phase III 3,000.00
Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
• Kootenay Trout Hatchery Educational Programs 0.0
Friends of the Fernie Heritage Library Society
• Restoration of the Interior of the Fernie Heritage Library 5,000.00
Senior Citizens Club of Fernie and District – (Sponsoring: Fernie Freestyle Ski Club
• Air Bag Training Facility 5,000.00
Special Olympics British Columbia Elk Valley
• Special Olympics Active Start, Bocce, Bowling, Swimming 800.00
SQx Danza
• Interactive Dance Awareness Programming in Public Schools 1,000.00
Wildsight - Elk Valley Branch
• Growing with Gardens 2,000.00
TOTAL $64,959.03

RDEK Board will make the final funding decision on June 6, 2014. Applicants will be advised of approved projects June 9 – 13, 2014.
5. UPCOMING MEETINGS & OTHER NEWS

5.1. Next Committee of the Whole and Regular Meeting will be on Monday, April 28, 2014.
5.2. Day of Mourning. Across Canada, April 28th has been designated the Day of Mourning, as a time when workers, families, employers, and others come together to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. City Council and staff will meet outside of City Hall at 10:30am to remember those individuals lost.
5.3. Holiday Closures. City Hall will be closed on Good Friday (April 18, 2014) and Easter Monday (April 21, 2014). The Aquatic Centre will be Closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday but will be open on the Saturday and Easter Monday, please visit the City’s website for more details.
5.4. Job Opportunities. The Leisure Services Department is accepting applications for a part-time Cashier / Receptionist I until 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.