City of Fernie, BC Council Connection June 23, 2013

Copies of the agenda packages are available of the City website:
https://fernie.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?ID=11888

Fernie City Council would like to personally thank all volunteers who helped out sand bagging and City staff for their efforts and the countless hours they put in during this disaster. This event could not have been a success without your help!

1. BYLAWS
1.1 Bylaw No. 2189, cited as Zoning Bylaw 1750, Amendment No. 135, 2012 for Lot A, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan NEP91181. Council adopted Bylaw No. 2189 which changes the zoning of the property from RR – Rural Residential to P2 – Parks and Open Space as well text amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 1750 by:
• Deleting 20. Campground, 21. Campground Space, 157. Vehicle, Recreational under section 2.4 Definitions and replacing them with revised definitions and adding 152. Trailer, Park Model and 170. Yurt; and
• Deleting and replacing Section 4.2.14 in its entirety.
2013-06-20 Report to Council
1.2 Bylaw No. 2221, cited as “2013 – 2017 Five Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2221”
Council gave first, second and third reading to Bylaw No. 2221 which amends the Five Year Financial Plan for the City of Fernie for the years 2013-2017 by Increasing Funding Sources for Grants and Transfers by One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in 2013, the funding source for which is a private sector contribution;
As well increase the Expenditures budget for Capital Works by One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in 2013 in support of the Max Turyk Soccer Field Development Capital Project, the funding source for which will be Grants and Transfers. 2013-06-21 Report to Council
2. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMITS & OTHER PERMITS OR LICENSES
2.1 Development Variance Permit Application No. 334 for Leffler Law Office for Strata Lots 1 t o 9, District Lot 4138, Kootenay District, Plan NES2856 to increase the cul-de-sac highway maximum length from 150 metres to 165 metres . Council approved Development Variance Permit Application No. DVPA-330 and directed staff to give notice of their intention to consider the issuance of the Permit at their July 8, 2013 Regular Meeting.
2.2 Development Permit Application No. 429 – 491- 2nd Avenue – Fernie Museum & Visitor Centre. Council approved Development Permit No. DP-429 which authorizes the leasee to undertake exterior alterations to the Fernie Museum & Visitor Centre (former Fernie Hydro Building) located at 491 – 2nd Avenue.
2.3 License of Occupation & Liquor License Structural Change for the Brick House at 401- 2nd Avenue for the construction of an outdoor patio. Council approved the issuance of the License of Occupation to the Brick House at 401 2nd Avenue for the for municipal roadway adjacent to their building and endorsed their application to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to amend their liquor primary and liquor club license to add a new outdoor patio. DRAFT License of Occupation Agreement | LCLB Structural Change Application
2.4 License of Occupation & Liquor License Structural Change for the Infinitea Tea Bar & Boutique at 501 1st Avenue for the construction of an outdoor patio. Council approved the issuance of the License of Occupation to the Infinitea Tea Bar & Boutique for the for the municipal roadway/sidewalk adjacent to their building and endorsed their application to the Liquor Control & Licensing Branch to amend their food primary license to add a new outdoor patio. DRAFT License of Occupation Agreement | LCLB Structural Change Application
2.5 License of Occupation & Liquor License Structural Change for the Royal Comete Hotel at 501 1st Avenue for the construction of an outdoor patio. Council approved the issuance of the License of Occupation to the Royal Comete Hotel for the municipal roadway/sidewalk adjacent to their building and directed staff to gather the views of residents in relation to their application to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch amend their liquor primary license to add a new outdoor patio. DRAFT License of Occupation Agreement | Public Notice | LCLB Structural Change Application
2.6 Lions Club, Annual Demolition Derby request for Support and Approval of Special Occasion Liquor License. Council approved the Special Occasion liquor License subject to the approval of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch and provision of proof of insurance including host liquor liability, to operate a beer garden at 1800 Railway Avenue on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12:00 to 6:00pm as well, council supported the request from the club for the provision of 14 bleachers and a water truck (and volunteer) to assist with the derby. 2013-06-13 Letter from Lions Club re Beer Garden | 2013-06-13 Letter from Lions Club re City equip & staff resources
3. AGREEMENTS & CONTRACTS
3.1 Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. Council approved the lease agreement between the City of Fernie and the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, for a portion of Max Turyk Community Centre comprising 1,603.83 ft2, for a term of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016, with a two year option to renew and with a specified quarterly lease payment of $4,009.59.
3.2 Partnering Agreement with the Fernie Chamber of Commerce for the Victoria Avenue Summer Socials. Council approved the 2013 Partnering Agreement with the Chamber of Commerce for the provision of municipal services, being the hosting of summer downtown festivities hereby called “Victoria Avenue Summer Socials (VASS)” to occur from July 3rd to August 28th, 2013 for a fee of $15,000.00 for the services described in the Agreement as well, payment will be provided from the Resort Municipality Initiative – Cultural Heritage Tourism and Festivals program area.
3.3 Partnering Agreement for the TransRockies Challenge 2013. Council authorized notice of its intention to provide assistance to the Fernie TransRockies Society under the terms of a partnering agreement for the provision of municipal services, being the hosting of the TransRockies Challenge 2013 by providing for payment by the City to the Fernie TransRockies Society the sum of $2,573.55 for services described in the partnering agreement; Payment to the Fernie TransRockies Society will be provided from the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) – Cultural and Heritage Tourism and Festivals program area. DRAFT 2013 TransRockies Partnering Agreement | Notice | 2013-05-01 Letter re TransRockies Council Request 2013
3.4 Max Turyk Soccer Field – Contract Award. Council awarded the construction of the Max Turyk Soccer Field to Currier Contracting Ltd, British Columbia for the contract price of $598,869.53 net of all applicable taxes.
4. OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
4.1 2012 Annual Municipal Report Council approved the 2012 Annual Municipal Report.
4.2 2012 Schedules of Remuneration and Expenses, & Payments to Suppliers of Goods or Services. Council approved the 2012 Schedule of Remuneration and Expenses, including the Statement of Severance Agreements, and the 2012 Schedule of Payments to Suppliers of Goods or Services.
4.3 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Committee (GHGERC) Membership. Council approved the re-appointment of Megan Lohman as the Elk Valley Branch of Wildsight representative, as well appointed Karen Gorecki and John Merritt as representatives from the community at large for a term of one year. Further to this Council rescinded their appointment of Maren Esch to the (GHGERC); and directed staff to contact the Chamber of Commerce and request that they nominate a member as their representative; as well the City will advertise for an additional volunteer from the community-at-large. Notice | GHG Emission Reduction Committee - Terms of Reference
4.4 Strata Conversion Application – 641 2nd Avenue. Council approved the proposed Strata plan submitted by the Loaf Real Honest Bread Ltd., Inc. No. BC0894478 to convert the previously occupied building that includes the Loaf Bakery & Restaurant and two dwelling units into two strata titled lots subject to conditions being addressed as outlined in the June 19, Staff Report from the Director of Planning.