City of Fernie, BC Council Connection January 13, 2014


A copy of the agenda package is available of the City website at:

1.1 Strata Conversion Application from Sarah Deschenes for 492-2nd Avenue (Owner: 0941476 B.C. Ltd). Council approved the strata plan to convert the previously occupied building situated at 492 2nd Avenue which includes one residential dwelling unit and one commercial unit into two strata titled lots subject to the following conditions being addressed prior to endorsement of the strata plan:
• Submission of a final strata plan in substantial compliance with the approved draft strata plan and in compliance with all applicable bylaws of the City of Fernie and regulations of the Province of British Columbia. Staff Report
1.2 Partnering Agreement with Tourism Fernie for a Winter Shuttle Service. Council authorized the execution of the agreement with Tourism Fernie for the provision of a winter day/evening local shuttle service between locations within the City of Fernie, West Fernie and Fernie Alpine Resort, for the 2013/14 operating (ski) season with an option for the agreement to be extended to include the 2014/15 and 2.15/16 operating (ski) seasons at the discretion of the City and provide payment of $50,000 per operating season. Staff Report | Partnering Agreement |(Appendix A)

2.1 Bylaw No. 2232, cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment No. 156, 2014 for Parastone Developments. Council approved the application and gave Bylaw No. 2232 first and second readings and referral to a Public Hearing which proposes to change the zoning designation of a 0.10 ha portion and a 0.13 ha portion of Lot 1, District Lot 4589, Kootenay District, Plan NEP64864, Except Plans NEP65011, NEP66454 and EPP17633 from P2 – Parks and Open Space to R1B – Single Detached Plus Residential. Staff Report

3.1 Fernie Pets Society – Dog Park. Council directed staff to work with the Fernie Pet Society to delineate an area for a fenced dog park on City owned property located between the Skateboard Park and 13th Street at the base of the Ridgemont hill and to initiate the process to enter into a lease agreement with the Society.
3.2 Strategic Planning Session with staff and Council on Monday, January 20, 2014 (10:00am – 5:00 pm).
3.3 Next Committee of the Whole and Regular Council Meeting will be on Monday, January 27, 2014 (10:00am & 7:00pm respectively).
3.4 The Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2014 to consider proposed Bylaw No. 2228, cited as Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1923, Amendment Bylaw No. 27, 2013 and Bylaw No. 2229, cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 154, 2013 was cancelled. A Public Notice will be posted when this Hearing has been rescheduled.

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