City of Fernie, BC Council Connection May 13, 2013 and May 16, 2013 Highlights

A copy of the agenda package is available of the City website at:
https://fernie.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?ID=10361

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMITS & OTHER PERMITS/LICENCES
1. Development Variance Permit Application No. 327
Lindsey and Tom Kelly - Lot 2, Block 87, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 902 (1021 9th Avenue).
Council approved the Development Variance Permit Application No. DVPA-327 and will give notice of their intention to consider the issuance of the permit at the May 27th 2013 Regular Meeting.
2013-05-09 Development Variance Permit No. 327 - 1021 9th Avenue -Lindsey Kelley

2. Development Variance Permit Application No. 287
Home Hardware Stores Ltd.
Council approved the Development Variance Permit Application No. DBPA-287 – Home Hardware Stores Ltd. and will give notice of their intention to consider the issuance of the permit at the May 27th, 2013 Regular Meeting.
2015-05-10 Development Variance Permit Application No. 287 - 300 Manitou Road - Home Hardware Stores Ltd.

3. Development Variance Permit Application No. DVPA-320
Igor and Anna Landa – Block B, District Lot 4137, Kootenay District, Plan 1623 Except Parts Included in Plans 13159, 13562, 13933 and NEP60610 and Lot B, District Lot 4137, Kootenay District, Plan 13933. Council authorized issuance of DVP-320.
Council issued the development variance permit to Igor and Anna Landa following the informal hearing that was held. There were no written or public submissions received.
2013-05-07 Development Variance Permit Application No. 320 - Igor and Anna Landa

4. Development Variance Permit Application No. DVPA-328
Jane Wilson - Lot 10, Block 93, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 902 (1102 11th Avenue)
Council denied issuance of a Development Variance Permit to Jane Wilson following the informal hearing that was held where Council received several submissions from the floor from residents who were in opposition to the variance.
2013-05-08 Development Variance Permit Application No. 328 Wilson

5. Applications for a Permanent Change to Liquor Licences for New Outdoor Patios: Food Primary Licences:
Council supports the changes and has recommended to the Liquor Control & Licensing Branch (LCLB) to approve the amendment to the Grass Roots Bistro and Loaf Bakery & Cafés food primary licence.

5.1. Grass Roots Bistro & Loaf Bakery & Café (located at Big Bang Bagels 502 2nd Avenue)

5.2. Loaf Bakery & Café (641 2nd Avenue)

Liquor Primary Licences:
Council supports the changes and has recommended to the LCLB to approve the amendment to the Grand Central Hotel’s and the Northern Bar & Stage’s liquor primary and liquor club primary licences.

5.3. Grand Central (301-2nd Avenue)

5.4. Northern Bar and Stage (561-2nd Avenue)

BYLAWS
1. 2013 – 2017 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No.2211
Council adopted the Financial Plan for the City of Fernie for the Five Year Period from January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2017.
2211 Five Year Financial Plan 2013-2017

2. 2013 Tax Rates Bylaw No. 2212
A bylaw for the levying of Council adopted the 2013 Tax Rates Bylaw which set the 2013 tax rates for Municipal, Hospital and Regional District purposes.
2212 Tax Rates Bylaw 2013

3. Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 139, Bylaw No. 2202, 2013
Collin Woehl and Christine Abela – Lot 6, Block 84, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 734A was adopted.
Council adopted the Bylaw which changed their zoning from R1-Single Family Residential to R1B Single Detached Plus Residential.
2013-05-08 RPT for Bylaw No. 2202 cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 139, 2013

4. Bylaw No. 2207, Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 143, Bylaw No. 2207, 2013
Jane Wilson – Lot 10, Block 93, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 902 (1102 11th Avenue).
Council defeated the Bylaw at third reading which proposed to change the zoning from R1-Single Family Residential to R1B - Single Detached Plus Residential.
2013-05-08 Bylaw 2207 cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 143, 2013 - Jane Wilson

5. Bylaw No. 2208, Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1923, Amendment Bylaw No. 24, 2013 and Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 144, Bylaw No. 2209, 2013

Focus Corporation – Lot 4, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District Plan 2918 (1201 6th Avenue).
Council gave third reading and adoption to the OCP Bylaw Amendment which changed the designated land use from Highway Corridor to Residential Infill and Intensification. The Zoning Amendment Bylaw was given third reading and referred to the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure for approval.
Bylaw 2208 cited as Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1923, Amendment Bylaw No. 24, 2013 - Focus Corporation & Bylaw No. 2209 cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 144, 2013

OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
1. 2012 Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2012
Council approved the 2012 Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2012 as per the presentation by Mr. Gerald Price of GPI Chartered Accountants.
2013-05-10 Draft Statements - Financial Statements Year Ended 2012-12-31

2. Fernie Ultra Enduro Council Request 2013
Council approved the request from the Society for organizational assistance and contributions from the City of Fernie and staff as outlined in the letter attached.
2013-05-01 Letter re Fernie Ultra Enduro Council Request 2013

3. TransRockies Council Request 2013
Council authorized the organization the assistance as requested in their May 1, 2013 letter.
2013-05-01 Letter re TransRockies Council Request 2013

4. Elk Valley Society for Community Living - Max Turyk School and Aquatic Centre Admission Discount from July 3 to August 23, 2013
Council approved a grant to cover the cost of the use of the room, the cost of the swimming fees and the cost of the liability insurance which they must purchase before they are allowed to use the Max Turyk School.
2013 04-17 Letter from the Elk Valley Society for Community Living - Max Turyk School

5. Elk Valley Water Quality presentation - Teck Resources Ltd.
Teck will provide a presentation of their Elk Valley Water Quality Area Management Plan on Monday, May 27th, 2013 at the Committee of the Whole Meeting (10:00 am in Council Chambers)
2013-05-03 Email from Teck Resources - Elk Valley water quality brochure Web

6. 2013 Annual General Meeting / Annual Report
The Annual Municipal Report will be presented at the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00pm in Council Chambers at which time the public will have an opportunity to make submissions and ask questions.
2013-05-09 RTC 2013 AGM

7. Elk Valley RCMP Detachment Update
Sgt. Thien provided an overview of the Statistical Report, noting that no matter how big or small the complaint it is the RCMP responsibility to protect residents and property.
Elk Valley Detachment Statistical Reporting 2013-1st quarter Fernie

8. Kraft Celebration Tour

Council is in support of Fernie Overwaitea submitting an application to Kraft Canada on behalf of the City for the Fernie Friends for Friends Society.
Kraft Celebration Tour - Contest

9. Discharge of Perpetual Home Ownership Covenants on 12 Veneto Units and amendments to the Partnering Agreement between the City and Veneto
Council authorized the discharge of the Perpetual Home Ownership Covenants (Schedule “D” of the Partnering Agreement between the Corporation of the City of Fernie and Veneto Place Properties Ltd. dated October 8, 2010) on the Veneto Place units.
2013-05-15 RPT from the Chief Administrative Officer re Veneto Covenant Amendment
Amendment to Veneto Partnering Agreement

10. BC Hydro Operation Update - Public Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Jaffray Community Hall (7375 Jaffray Village Loop Road)
BC Hydro will host a public meeting with representatives from BC Hydro, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide information regarding Columbia Basin reservoir levels, fish operations and BC Hydro programs and local activities.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Presentations will begin at 6:30 pm.
For more information, please contact
Diane Tammen 250 489-6862.