December 4, 2017 Council Facts


Public Hearing

The Hearing to receive input from the public on Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981, Amendment Bylaw 1213, 2017 was adjourned to reconvene at the regular meeting on December 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The proposed zoning amendment will remove office use as a principal use in the M-1 Light Industrial zones, while retaining it as an accessory use.

Council asked for further clarification from staff after hearing four submissions from the business community opposed to the amendment.

To learn more read the staff report.

Garbage Collection Services

Council authorized the Director of Finance to move the Regional District of East Kootenay requisition for transfer station operations from the garbage utility rates to general taxation for the 2018 tax year and thereafter. What this means is that the garbage component of your water/sewer/garbage bill will go down and your tax bill, which becomes due in July, will go up. The combined effect will be roughly the same cost or less for most property owners.

Notices will be delivered to businesses that a new commercial per bin pick up fee of $25.00 per bear resistant bin and $20.00 for a regular bin (for a 3-yard bin) will be considered at a Special Meeting on December 11, 2017. Commercial input is sought as part of the review of the District’s garbage collection operations for commercial businesses. The fee will be incorporated into a Bylaw amendment on garbage rates effective January 1, 2018.

A Special Meeting has been scheduled for December 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm to review the District’s garbage collection service, garbage truck replacement, and rates to be levied.

To learn more read the staff report.


Financial Plan Bylaw Amendment

Financial Plan (2017-2021) Bylaw 1204, 2017, Amendment Bylaw 1214, 2017 was adopted. This bylaw amends the capital expenditure and funding sources for the Search and Rescue building replacement, Skate Park project, Replacement Well #4 project and transfer of funds out of the Carbon Neutral Reserve for the energy efficiency rebate program, adopted earlier this year.

Cemetery Management Bylaw

Cemetery Management Bylaw 1017, 2017 was given third reading. The purpose of this bylaw is to consolidate the two existing bylaws, update the fees and charges, prohibit pets within the cemeteries and regulate the use of adornments in the Rivercrest Cemetery.

This bylaw will be considered for adoption at the December 18, 2017 regular meeting.

To learn more read the staff report and bylaw.

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