City of Fernie, BC Council Connection February 25, 2013

Regular Meeting of February 25, 2013
A copy of the agenda package is available on the City website here.

Partnering Agreement – Chamber of Commerce / 2013 Griz Days Festival Council approved the 2013 Partnering Agreement with the Fernie Chamber of Commerce for the provision of municipal services, being the hosting of the 2013 Griz Days Festival, providing for the payment by the City to the Chamber the sum of $15,000 for the services described in the Agreement.

Special Occasion Liquor License – Park Place Lodge Griz Days Street Hockey Tournament on Saturday, March 2/13
Council approved the request from the Park Place Lodge to operate a beer garden in the rear parking lot of the Park Place Lodge at 742 Highway 3 on Saturday, March 2, 2011 from 11:00am to 7:00pm as part of the 2013 Griz Days Festival 2013-02-25 RTC Park Place Lodge Street Hockey Tournament

Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) Policy Directives
The purpose of the following policy directives by the LCLB is to announce recent amendments to the Liquor Control and Licensing Act:
Policy Directive 13-02 - Brewery and Distillery Endorsement Areas Policy Directive 13-03 - Amendments to tied house and trade practices Policy Directive 13-04 - Regulatory amendments respecting licensee retail stores relocations Policy Directive 13-05 - Repeal of s.54 Policy Directive 13-06 - Regulation of Wine Stores

Elk Valley Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program - 2013
An interactive injury prevention program aimed at teens, focusing on making smart choices and the consequences of poor decision making in risk taking behaviors will be going ahead again this year:
- March 27, 2013 &; April 3, 10 and 17, 2013
- Fernie Hospital from 8:45am – 3:15pm
Please contact Mary Jane Leppard, Elk Valley P.A.R.T.Y. Program Coordinator at maryjane.lep@gmail.com or visit their website at www.elkvalley.net/fernieparty for more information.

Aerial Filming by Raven Eye Photography
Council approved the request from Raven Eye Photography for permission to use City land for the purpose of obtaining aerial photographs using an un-manned aerial vehicle (UAV) subject to the applicant providing proof of insurance naming the City of Fernie as an additional insured. The applicant is looking to take aerial photos of the Fernie Town site, 2nd Avenue and historic buildings.

Fernie Lions Club Request for Use of City Property
Following Council’s review of the Lions Club request to obtain a designated area within the City of Fernie boundaries in which to hold the Annual Demolition Derby, Council resolved to contact the Ministry regarding the possible lease of the 41 acre parcel of crown land northeast of the new transfer station.

2013-02-05 Letter from the Lions Club re Fernie Exhibition Ground
Zoning Amendment Bylaws

Council gave first and second readings to the following zoning amendment bylaws and scheduled a Public Hearing for Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fernie Aquatic Centre (location amended by resolution on March 27, 2013) to address these applications:
1. Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 140, Bylaw No. 2204, 2013 for Lot 2, Block 87, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 902 (1021 9th Avenue) 2013-02-21 Report from the Director of Planning
Zoning Bylaw 2204, 2013
2. Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 140, Bylaw No. 2205, 2013 for Lot 14, Block 83, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 734A (1022 8th Avenue) 2013-02-21 Report from the Director of Planning
Zoning Bylaw No. 2205, 2013

The next regular meeting of Fernie City Council is on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Fernie Aquatic Centre, located at 250 Pine Avenue, Fernie BC. Agenda packages are available on the City website by 4:00pm on the preceding Friday.