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Meeting Date & TypeCouncil AttendanceReferenceResolution
October 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentFCM Standing Committee Support Request,  Councillor Ken ArmourMoved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council:
1) support Councillor Armour’s application to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to sit on their Standing Committee - Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements and further approve any conference and meeting costs associated with this position; and
2) direct staff to prepare a letter of support for this application signed by Mayor Desjardins on behalf of Council, outlining the importance of this representation for the Township in particular regarding the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) received from the Federal Government.  Carried Unanimously.
October 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentBylaw No. 3004Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That the Tax Exemption (Non-Profit Organizations) Bylaw, 2020, No. 3004, be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.
October 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-072Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council resolves that Amendment Bylaw No. 3000, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-072, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 876 Dunsmuir Road [PID 001-586-971, Lot 77, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 265], shown cross-hatched on Schedule “A” of Bylaw No. 3000, from Two Family Residential [RD-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 142 [CD. No. 142], be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.
October 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-071Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour:
1. That Council resolves to rescind second reading of Bylaw No. 3007, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-071, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 851 Lampson Street [PID 005-778-441, Parcel A (DD 19978W) of Lot 12, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 7500], shown cross-hatched on Schedule “A” of Bylaw No. 3007, from Two Family/ Single Family Residential [RD-3] to Comprehensive Development District No. 134 [CD. No. 134], amend and read anew a second time; and
2. That Council waive the Public Hearing, a second time, pursuant to Local Government Act, Section 464(2) for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3007, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-071 and direct staff to proceed with appropriate public notification and return the bylaw to Council for consideration of third reading.  Carried Unanimously.
October 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-071Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour:
1. That Council resolves to rescind second reading of Bylaw No. 3007, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-071, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 851 Lampson Street [PID 005-778-441, Parcel A (DD 19978W) of Lot 12, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 7500], shown cross-hatched on Schedule “A” of Bylaw No. 3007, from Two Family/ Single Family Residential [RD-3] to Comprehensive Development District No. 134 [CD. No. 134], amend and read anew a second time; and
2. That Council waive the Public Hearing, a second time, pursuant to Local Government Act, Section 464(2) for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3007, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-071 and direct staff to proceed with appropriate public notification and return the bylaw to Council for consideration of third reading.  Carried Unanimously.
October 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-069Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison:
1. That Council resolves that Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922, Amendment Bylaw No. 3005 attached as Appendix ‘A’ of Staff Report DEV-20-069, which would amend the ‘Proposed Land Use Designations’ map, thereby changing the designation of 842 Carrie Street [PID 000-385-336, Lot 14, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 276] shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 3005, from ‘DPA No. 6 - Multi-Family Residential’ to ‘DPA No. 3 - Enhanced Design Control Residential’ be given second reading; and
2. That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3006 attached as Appendix ‘B’ to Staff Report DEV-20-069, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 842 Carrie Street [PID 000-385-336, Lot 14, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 276], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 3006, from Single Family Residential [RS-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 133 [CD. No. 133], be given second reading; and
2. Subject to any Ministerial Order, that Council authorizes the Corporate Officer to schedule a Public Hearing for Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922, Amendment Bylaw No. 3005 and Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3006, mail notices and advertise for same in the local newspaper.  Carried Unanimously.
October 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilOctober 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilOctober 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilOctober 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-067Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council resolves to rescind third reading of Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw, 2019, No. 2953, attached as Appendix B to Staff Report DEV-20-067; amend and read anew a third time; and further, 
That Council authorize the Corporate Officer to submit the bylaw as amended, to the Minister of the Environment for Provincial approval prior to returning the bylaw to Council for consideration of adoption.  Carried Unanimously.
October 26, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. ADM-20-026Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council provide the following comment pertaining to the taxi application for V.I.P. Taxi Service and taxi services in general, as set out in Staff Report ADM-20-026: That Council encourage the use of electric or hybrid taxi vehicles for taxi services within the Township and direct staff to forward this comment to the Passenger Transportation Board for consideration of this and future applications.  Carried Unanimously.
October 5, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail from Cory Heavener, Provincial Director of Child Welfare, dated October 1, 2020, Re: Foster Family MonthMoved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Mayor Desjardins, on behalf of the Township of Esquimalt, proclaim the month of October to be Foster Family Month for the Government of BC, as requested in the email from Cory Heavener, Provincial Director of Child Welfare, dated October 1, 2020, Re: Foster Family Month.  Carried Unanimously.
October 5, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail from  District of Saanich, dated July 22, 2020, Re: Anticoagulant Rodenticides in the District of SaanichMoved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council direct staff to prepare a staff report for Council's consideration providing potential options and rationale for regulating the use of anticoagulant rodenticides in Esquimalt as requested in the email from Rachel Mattiuz, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, District of Saanich, dated July 22, 2020, Re: Anticoagulant Rodenticides in the District of Saanich for Council's consideration.  Carried Unanimously.
October 5, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail from South Island Prosperity Partnership,  dated September 28, 2020, Re Rising Economy Week Proclamation RequestMoved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Mayor Desjardins, on behalf of the Township of Esquimalt, proclaim the week of November 6 - 20 to be Rising Economy Week for the South Island Prosperity Partnership on an annual basis, as requested in the email from Graeme Wheeler, SIPP, dated September 28, 2020, Re Rising Economy Week Proclamation Request.  Carried Unanimously.
October 5, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentAll PresentAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-063Moved by Councillor Armour, Seconded by Councillor Helliwell: That Council resolves that Development Permit No. DP000131 [Appendix A of staff report DEV-20-063] authorizing a large Real Estate sign at the Oakwoods development site, consistent with the B.C. Land Surveyor’s Building Location Certificate prepared by J.E. Anderson and Associates, and the drawing provided by the applicant, both stamped ‘Received Sept 9, 2020’, be approved, and staff be directed to issue the permit, and register the notice on the title of the property located at 429 Lampson Street [PID 023-009-331, Lot B, Esquimalt District, Plan VIP60066]; and 
That Council resolves that Development Variance Permit No. DVP00096 [Appendix B of staff report DEV-20-063] authorizing a large Real Estate sign at the Oakwoods development site consistent with the B.C. Land Surveyor’s Building Location Certificate prepared by J.E. Anderson and Associates, and the drawing provided by the applicant, both stamped ‘Received Sept 9, 2020’, and including the following relaxation to Sign Regulations Bylaw, 1996, No. 2252, be approved, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the title of the property located 429 Lampson Street [PID 023-009-331, Lot B, Esquimalt District, Plan VIP60066]:
Vary Sign Regulation Bylaw, 1999, No. 2252, Real Estate Signs, Section 9.13.3 Sign Area and Dimensions - A variance to the maximum sign area permitted for a Real Estate Sign advertising the sale of a portion of the property, from 1.5 square metres to 11.0 square metres, for a variance of 9.5 square metres.  Carried. (Councillor Brame, Hundleby, and Vermeulen opposed)
October 5, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-065Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Helliwell: That Council, having considered Sections 475 and 476 of the Local Government Act, authorize staff to circulate the Official Community Plan amendment, detailing a change to Official Community Plan, Schedule H - Development Permit Areas, for the parcel identified as 1048 Tillicum Road [PID 005-010-390; Lot D, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 11683], from Development Permit Area No.3 - Enhanced Design Control Residential to Development Permit Area No. 6 - Multi-Family Residential, that is required for Council to further consider approval of a rezoning of the subject property to permit the use of the parcel as five Townhouse Residential units, to those persons, organizations, and authorities identified in Appendix “A” of Staff Report DEV-20-065.  Carried Unanimously.
September 28, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentRise & Report

At its September 28, 2020 In Camera meeting Council passed the following resolution:

That Council direct staff to post all executed agreements to date pertaining to the Esquimalt Town Square Project to the Municipal website for public information.

September 28, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail from  Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB), dated September 18, 2020, Re: Extensions of Temporary Expanded Service Area Authorizations and Off-site Sale AuthorizationsMoved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame:
That Council:
1. Receive the correspondence from Mary Sue Maloughney, Assistant Deputy Minister and General Manager, Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB), dated September 18, 2020, Re: Extensions of Temporary Expanded Service Area Authorizations and Off-site Sale Authorizations, and;
2. Direct staff to prepare a letter in support of the LCLB decision to extend the application and use period to October 31, 2021.  Carried Unanimously.
September 28, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-064Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison:
1. That Council resolves that Bylaw No. 3007, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-064, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 851 Lampson Street [PID 005-778-441, Parcel A (DD 19978W) of Lot 12, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 7500], shown cross-hatched on Schedule “A” of Bylaw No. 3007, from Two Family/ Single Family Residential [RD-3] to Comprehensive Development District No. 134 [CD. No. 134], be given first and second readings; and
2. That Council waive the Public Hearing pursuant to Local Government Act, Section 464(2) for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3007, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-064 and direct staff to proceed with appropriate public notification and return the bylaw to Council for consideration of third reading.  Carried Unanimously.
September 28, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-061

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: 1. That Council authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to establish an internal Climate Working Group to make recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team on climate action strategies for the municipality;
2. That Council direct staff to prepare a report to Council on the implications of implementing the BC Step Code in the municipality;
3. That Council direct staff to prepare the necessary amendments to the Parking Bylaw, 1992, No.2011 to require electric vehicle (EV) ready construction in all new residential buildings (as detailed in Appendix A) to come into force by July 1, 2021; and
4. That Council endorse the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) as the official external advisory body for the Climate Action Plan. 

Amendment Motion:

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Brame: That the Main Motion be amended to add as bullet no. 5:
That Council refer the Climate Emergency Response Report accordingly to the Townships other Advisory Committees to provide input on relevant parts of the plan.  Carried Unanimously.

The vote was taken on the Main Motion as Amended and declared Carried Unanimously.

September 28, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. FIN-20-017

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council give first, second and third readings to Tax Exemption (Non-Profit Organizations) Bylaw, 2020, No. 3004, as attached to Staff Report FIN-20-017.  Carried Unanimously.

September 14, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncillor Vermeulen AbsentLetter from Mayor Helps, City of Victoria, dated August 31, 2020, Re: 1980 Firefighting Mutual Aid Agreement

Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council: 1. Receive the correspondence from Mayor Helps, City of Victoria, dated August 31, 2020, Re: 1980 Firefighting Mutual Aid Agreement. 2. Direct staff to prepare a report for Council consideration.  Carried Unanimously.

September 14, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncillor Vermeulen AbsentMemorandum from the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

Moved by Councillor Hundleby, Seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council request that the consultant ensure the public engagement materials include strong visuals of the proposed system including the district energy component and more clearly explain the revenue sources and their degree of certainty.  Carried Unanimously.

September 14, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncillor Vermeulen AbsentMemorandum from the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

Moved by Councillor Morrison, Seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council undertake a review of the Tree Protection bylaw with an eye to incorporating urban forest health and climate adaptation. Carried Unanimously.

September 14, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncillor Vermeulen AbsentStaff Report No. DEV-20-062

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: 1. That Council resolves that Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922, Amendment Bylaw No. 3005 attached as Appendix ‘A’ of Staff Report DEV-20-062, which would amend the ‘Proposed Land Use Designations’ map, thereby changing the designation of 842 Carrie Street [PID 000-385-336, Lot 14, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 276] shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 3005, from ‘DPA No. 6 - Multi-Family Residential’ to ‘DPA No. 3 - Enhanced Design Control Residential’ be given first reading; and 2. That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3006 attached as Appendix ‘B’ to Staff Report DEV-20-062, with an amendment to exlude secondary suites in the smaller building, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 842 Carrie Street [PID 000-385-336, Lot 14, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 276], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 3006, from Single Family Residential [RS-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 141 [CD. No. 141], be given first reading.  Carried Unanimously.

August 31, 2020All PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-060Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council authorize the Mayor to sign the attached letter in support of the City of Victoria’s and District of Saanich’s grant application for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative administered by Natural Resources Canada.  Carried Unanimously.
August 31, 2020All PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-058Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby:
1.  That Council adopts Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922, Amendment Bylaw No. 2964, attached to Staff Report DEV-20-058 as Appendix A, which would:
· amend Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922 by changing Schedule ‘B’, being the Proposed Land Use Designations Map by changing the designation of 616 Constance Avenue [PID 000-713-465  Lot 95, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 620 Constance Avenue [PID 000-819-832 Lot 4, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], 619 Nelson Street [PID 006-393-608 Lot 84, Suburban Lots 44 and 45, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 623 Nelson Street [PID 006-278-647 Lot 3, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], and 1326 Miles Street [PID 006-375-723 Lot 96, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] + [PID 006-375-693 Lot 85, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], all shown cross hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2964, from ‘High Density Residential’ to ‘Commercial/Commercial Mixed-Use’; and
· amend Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922 by changing Schedule ‘H’, being the Development Permit Areas Map by changing the designation of 616 Constance Avenue [PID 000-713-465  Lot 95, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 620 Constance Avenue [PID 000-819-832 Lot 4, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], 619 Nelson Street [PID 006-393-608 Lot 84, Suburban Lots 44 and 45, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 623 Nelson Street [PID 006-278-647 Lot 3, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], and 1326 Miles Street [PID 006-375-723 Lot 96, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] + [PID 006-375-693 Lot 85, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], all shown cross hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2964, from Development Permit Area No.6 - Multi-Family Residential to Development Permit Area No.4 - Commercial; and
2.  That Council adopts Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2965, attached to Staff Report DEV-20-058 as Appendix B, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050 by changing the zoning designation of 616 Constance Avenue [PID 000-713-465  Lot 95, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 620 Constance Avenue [PID 000-819-832 Lot 4, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], 619 Nelson Street [PID 006-393-608 Lot 84, Suburban Lots 44 and 45, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 623 Nelson Street [PID 006-278-647 Lot 3, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], and 1326 Miles Street [PID 006-375-723 Lot 96, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] + [PID 006-375-693 Lot 85, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], all shown cross hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2965, from RM-1 [Multiple Family Residential] to CD No. 121 [Comprehensive Development District No. 121].  Carried.  (Councillor Morrison opposed)
August 31, 2020August 31, 20August 31, 2020All PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-059Moved by Mayor Desjardins, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council adopts Housing Agreement Bylaw, 2019, No. 2981, attached as Appendix A of Staff Report DEV-20-059, for 616 & 620 Constance Avenue, 619 & 623 Nelson Street and 1326 Miles Street.  Carried Unanimously.
August 31, 2020All PresentStaff Report No. P&R-20-004Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Mayor Desjardins: That Council:
a. award Knappett Construction Inc the contract for construction of the multi-purpose building project at Esquimalt Gorge Park and direct staff to finalize the construction contract details; and,
b. direct staff to request approval from the Capital Regional District for the transfer of more than 20% of the funds from the McLoughlin Point Amenity - Recreation Improvements Reserve Fund to the McLoughlin Point Amenity - Waterfront Parks Reserve Fund that are required for the project and the remainder of funds be transferred to the Public Safety Building project; and,
c. should the Capital Regional District not permit the transfer of more than 20% of the McLoughlin Point Amenity Funds, direct staff to transfer 20% of the funds from the Recreation Improvements Reserve Fund to the Waterfront Parks Reserve Fund ($1,000,000) and enter into long-term borrowing for the remaining funds required for the project ($1,909,437)
d. direct staff to actively apply for and pursue any applicable grant funding opportunities in order to reduce the amount of funds necessary from long-term borrowing.  Carried Unanimously.
August 31, 2020All PresentStaff Report No. CSS-20-014Moved by Mayor Desjardins, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council review the Deer Study Proposal and direct staff to enter into a contract with the proponent to engage in a deer immunocontraception study in the Township for the upcoming three years.  Carried.  (Councillor Helliwell and Morrison opposed)
August 17, 2020All Present

Email from Lapis Homes, dated July 29, 2020, Re: Esquimalt Policies - Middle Housing

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council direct staff to prepare a staff report that responds to the questions raised by Ryan Jabs, President, Community Builder, Lapis Homes in his letter dated July 29, 2020, Re:  Esquimalt Housing - Middle Housing which included 1.  Sprinkler systems in small buildings and  2.  Underground systems in small buildings; and to also provide a comparison between the existing Township of Esquimalt and City of Victoria policies.  Carried Unanimously.

August 17, 2020All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-057

Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Brame:  That Council, having considered Sections 475 and 476 of the Local Government Act, authorize staff to circulate the Official Community Plan amendment concept plan, attached as Appendix “B” to Staff Report DEV-20-057, detailing the proposed development of the Public Safety Building to be located at:
Street Address: 1237 Esquimalt Road (West Lot)
PID: 006-386-407
Legal Description: Lot 273, Suburban Lot 40, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854
Street Address: 1237 Esquimalt Road (East Lot)
PID: 006-386-423
Legal Description: Lot 274, Suburban Lot 40, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854
Street Address: 510 Park Place
PID: 006-385-991
Legal Description: Lot 275, Suburban Lot 40, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854
Street Address: 500 Carlisle Avenue
PID: 029-349-320
Legal Description: Lot 1, Suburban Lot 40, Esquimalt District, Plan EPP36750
To those persons, organizations, and authorities identified in Appendix “A” of Staff Report DEV-20-057.
Note: The Township of Esquimalt has submitted a Reference Plan to the Land Titles Office that would consolidate the four lots into one lot with the following Legal Description: Lot A, Suburban Lot 40, Plan EPP103969.  Carried Unanimously.

August 17, 2020All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-054

Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Brame:
1.  That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2999, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-054, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 481 South Joffre Street [PID 003-150-909, Lot 4, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 4729], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2999, from Two Family/ Single Family Residential [RD-3] to Comprehensive Development District No. 141 [CD. No. 141], be given third reading; and
2.  That, as the applicant wishes to assure Council that uses and development will be restricted and amenities provided as identified in Staff Report DEV-20-054, the applicant has voluntarily agreed to register a Section 219 Covenant on the title of 481 South Joffre Street [PID 003-150-909, Lot 4, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 4729] in favour of the Township of Esquimalt providing the lands shall not be subdivided, built upon or used (as appropriate to the requirement, as drafted by the Township’s solicitor at the applicant’s expense) in the absence of all of the following:
•  this will not be used for tourist accommodation;
•  the property will not be subdivided, and
•  the DADU, (“garden suite”) will be provided with amenities on the site in perpetuity, including: a well lit path to the entrance; 20 metres of landscaped open space at grade (patio space); a screened garbage and recycling area; and a screened bicycle storage area.
To this end, Council direct staff and legal counsel for the Township to coordinate with the property owner to ensure a Section 219 Covenant addressing the aforementioned issues is registered against the property title, in priority to all financial encumbrances, prior to returning Amendment Bylaw No. 2999 to Council for consideration of adoption.  Carried Unanimously.

August 17, 2020All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-055

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Helliwell:  That Council resolves that Bylaw No. 3000, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No.DEV-20-055, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 876 Dunsmuir Road [PID 001-586-971, Lot 77, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 265], shown cross-hatched on Schedule “A” of Bylaw No. 3000, from Two Family Residential [RD-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 142 [CD. No. 142], be given third reading.  Carried Unanimously.

August 17, 2020All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-056 

Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Brame:  That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3002” (Appendix “A”), as attached to Staff Report DEV-20-056, which would delete Section 67.100 (4) of the Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, be given third reading and adoption.  Carried Unanimously.

August 17, 2020All Present

Staff Report No. ADM-20-014

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Helliwell:  That Council adopt the Township of Esquimalt 2019 Annual Report as attached to Staff Report ADM-20-014.  Carried Unanimously.

August 4, 2020 - Special Council

Councillor Armour Absent

Staff Report No. DEV-20-053

Moved by Councillor Brame, Seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3003 [Appendix A] as attached to Staff Report DEV-20-053, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by adding text as detailed in the contents of amending Bylaw No. 3003, be given third reading and adoption.  Carried Unanimously.

August 4, 2020 - Special Council

Councillor Armour Absent

Staff Report No. DEV-20-053

Moved by Councillor Brame, Seconded by Councillor Helliwell: That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3003 [Appendix A] as attached to Staff Report DEV-20-053, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by adding text as detailed in the contents of amending Bylaw No. 3003, be given third reading and adoption.  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Verbal Report from Mayor Desjardins, Re: Email from Lois Blackmore, dated June 26, 2020, Re: Request for Approval of Signage

Moved by Mayor Desjardins, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council, in addition to referring the Email from Lois Blackmore, dated June 26, 2020, Re: Request for Approval of Signage, to the Parks and recreation Advisory Committee, also approve wording on the plaque to acknowledge “Jim Barlup”, as the creator of the Rhododendron hybrid planted in the new Rhododendron area of Gorge Park, Esquimalt.  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-052

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council resolve not to require dedication of park land or any monetary equivalent in lieu of park land dedication pursuant to Section 510 (6) (a) of the Local Government Act, given the unique circumstances related to the proposed subdivision.  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-049

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council authorize the Mayor and the Chief Administrative Officer to execute the Reciprocal Easements, Section 219 Covenant, Equitable Charges and Cost Sharing Agreement and associated Land Titles documents, for the subdivision of the Esquimalt Town Square substantially in the form as attached to Staff Report No. DEV-20-049 as Appendix "A".  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-051

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council approve Development Permit No. DP000142 for a four-parcel subdivision (three lots and a remainder parcel) at 1235 Esquimalt Road; PID 029-349-311; legally described as Lot 1 Section 11 Suburban Lot 40 Esquimalt District Plan EPP32782; attached as Schedule "A" to Staff Report DEV-20-051, and instruct staff to issue the Development Permit and register a notice on title.  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-048

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council direct staff to proceed with alternative options 2 & 3 as outlined in Staff Report DEV-20-048:
1. Initiate an inspection of the property for the purposes of assessing the heritage value, the heritage character or the need for conservation of real property.
2. Place an order temporary protection on the property. Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-050

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby:
1. That Council approve Development Permit No. DP000139 [Appendix A] authorizing a detached garage as illustrated in the plans prepared by Matthew Smith representing Inner Vision Design, stamped "Received April 30, 2020" and sited in accordance with the BC Land Surveyor's Site Plan prepared by Explorer Land Surveying, stamped "Received May 6, 2020", and staff be directed to issue the permit, and register the notice on the title of the property located at PID 003-795-284; Lot D, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 1027 [923 Craigflower Road]; and
2. That Council approve Development Variance Permit No. DVP00102 [Appendix B] authorizing a detached garage as illustrated in the plans prepared by Matthew Smith representing Inner Vision Design, stamped "Received April 30, 2020" and sited in accordance with the BC Land Surveyor's Site Plan prepared by Explorer Land Surveying, stamped "Received May 6, 2020", and including the following variances to Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No.2050, and Parking Bylaw,1992, No. 2011, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the title of the property located at PID 003-795-284; Lot D, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 1027 [923 Craigflower Road]:
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 34 (6)(b) - Building Height: A 1.0 metre increase to the requirement that no Accessory Building shall exceed a Height of 3.6 metres [i.e. from 3.6 metres to 4.6 metres].
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 34 (8)(b) - Lot Coverage: A 1.3% increase to the requirement that all Accessory Buildings and Structures combined, shall not cover more than 10% of the Area of a Parcel [i.e. from 10% to 11.3%].
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 34 (9)(a)(i) - Siting Requirements - Principal Building: A 5.0 metre reduction to the requirement that no Principal Building shall be located within 7.5 metres of the Front Lot Line [i.e. from 7.5 metres to 2.5 metres].
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 34 (9)(b)(ii) - Siting Requirements - Accessory Building: A 0.5 metre reduction to the requirement that no Accessory Building shall be located within 1.5 metres of an Interior Side Lot Line nor 3.6 metres of an Exterior Side Lot Line [i.e. from 1.5 metres to 1.0 metre].
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 34 (9)(b)(iii) - Siting Requirements - Accessory Building: A 0.5 metre reduction to the requirement that no Accessory Building shall be located within 1.5 metres of a Rear Lot Line [i.e. from 1.5 metres to 1.0 metre].
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 34 (9)(b)(iv) - Siting Requirements - Accessory Building: A 0.8 metre reduction to the requirement that no Accessory Building shall be located within 2.5 metres of a Principal Building [i.e. from 2.5 metres to 1.7 metres].
Parking Bylaw, 1992, No. 2011, Section 14 (1) - Dimensions of Off-Street Parking Spaces: A 0.4 metre reduction to the requirement that Parking Spaces provided in conjunction with any single family or two family land use shall be a minimum of 2.6 metres wide by 5.5 metres deep provided that up to 50% of the total required Parking Spaces may be design for small cars by reducing the depth of the stall to 4.5 metres [i.e. from 2.6 metres wide to 2.2 metres wide].  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. FIN-20-014

Moved by Councillor Vermeulen, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council approve revised Council Policy FIN-16 Permissive Tax Exemptions, as attached to Staff Report FIN-20-014.  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. FIN-20-008

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: As per the current public health authority restrictions regarding large social gatherings, the Township of Esquimalt will not accept or approve any local grant applications for community events involving large social gatherings for the remainder of 2020.  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. FIN-20-005

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: As per the current public health authority restrictions regarding large social gatherings, the Township of Esquimalt will not accept or approve any local grant applications for community events involving large social gatherings for the remainder of 2020.  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. FIN-20-013

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council receive and approve the 2019 Statement of Financial Information as attached to Staff Report No. FIN-20-013.  Carried Unanimously.

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. ADM-20-019

Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council:
1. Direct staff to implement a meeting format commencing August 17, 2020 whereby "in person" attendance by members of Council is limited to a maximum of 4 persons including the Mayor, on a rotational basis; and
2. That meetings continue to be held excluding "in-person" attendance of the public, attached as Option 4, of Staff Report ADM-20-019, until such time as the applicable requirements or recommendations under the Public Health Act can be met.  Carried. (Councillor Vermeulen opposed)

July 13, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-047

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen:
1. That Council, upon considering comments made at the public hearing, resolves that Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922, Amendment Bylaw No. 2964, attached to Staff Report DEV-20-047 as Appendix A, which would:
• amend Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922 by changing Schedule 'B', being the Proposed Land Use Designations Map by changing the designation of 616 Constance Avenue [PID 000-713-465  Lot 95, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 620 Constance Avenue [PID 000-819-832 Lot 4, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], 619 Nelson Street [PID 006-393-608 Lot 84, Suburban Lots 44 and 45, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 623 Nelson Street [PID 006-278-647 Lot 3, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], and 1326 Miles Street [PID 006-375-723 Lot 96, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] + [PID 006-375-693 Lot 85, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], all shown cross hatched on Schedule 'A' of Bylaw No. 2964, from 'High Density Residential' to 'Commercial/Commercial Mixed-Use'; and
• amend Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922 by changing Schedule 'H', being the Development Permit Areas Map by changing the designation of 616 Constance Avenue [PID 000-713-465  Lot 95, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 620 Constance Avenue [PID 000-819-832 Lot 4, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], 619 Nelson Street [PID 006-393-608 Lot 84, Suburban Lots 44 and 45, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 623 Nelson Street [PID 006-278-647 Lot 3, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], and 1326 Miles Street [PID 006-375-723 Lot 96, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] + [PID 006-375-693 Lot 85, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], all shown cross hatched on Schedule 'A' of Bylaw No. 2964, from Development Permit Area No.6 - Multi-Family Residential to Development Permit Area No.4 - Commercial be given third reading;
2.  That Council, upon considering comments made at the public hearing, resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2965, attached to Staff Report DEV-20-047 as Appendix B, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050 by changing the zoning designation of 616 Constance Avenue [PID 000-713-465  Lot 95, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 620 Constance Avenue [PID 000-819-832 Lot 4, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], 619 Nelson Street [PID 006-393-608 Lot 84, Suburban Lots 44 and 45, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 623 Nelson Street [PID 006-278-647 Lot 3, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], and 1326 Miles Street [PID 006-375-723 Lot 96, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] + [PID 006-375-693 Lot 85, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], all shown cross hatched on Schedule 'A' of Bylaw No. 2965, from RM-1 [Multiple Family Residential] to CD No. 121 [Comprehensive Development District No. 121], be given third reading; and
3.  That, as the applicant wishes to assure Council that uses and development will be restricted and amenities provided as identified in Staff Report DEV-20-047, the applicant has voluntarily agreed to register a Section 219 Covenant on the titles of 616 Constance Avenue [PID 000-713-465  Lot 95, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 620 Constance Avenue [PID 000-819-832 Lot 4, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], 619 Nelson Street [PID 006-393-608 Lot 84, Suburban Lots 44 and 45, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 623 Nelson Street [PID 006-278-647 Lot 3, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], and 1326 Miles Street [PID 006-375-723 Lot 96, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] + [PID 006-375-693 Lot 85, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] in favour of the Township of Esquimalt providing the lands shall not be subdivided, built upon or used (as appropriate to the requirement, as drafted by the Township's solicitor at the applicant's expense) in the absence of all of the following:
• Lot consolidation of 616 Constance Avenue, 620 Constance Avenue, 619 Nelson Street, 623 Nelson Street, and 1326 Miles Street prior to development as the proposed CD No.121 Zone does not work unless the parcels are consolidated
• Undergrounding of the electric power lines along Constance Avenue and Nelson Street adjacent to the subject property
• 8 affordable dwelling units
• 3 special needs dwelling units
• Group daycare for children
• Building to be designed and constructed to conform to the requirements of Step 4 (R2000) of the BC Energy Step Code
• The building be constructed to include a minimum of six 3-bedroom (or more) dwelling units
• Right of way in the southeast corner to allow for privately owned publicly accessible open space
• Right of way and public walkway between Constance Avenue and Nelson Street on the northern part of the subject property
• A minimum of 17 visitor parking spaces will be provided and remain
• 100 shares for a membership for a shared vehicle service for the residents
• 88 bus passes for one year for residents
• 2 operational automobiles to be owned and maintained by the owner of the building for sole use of the residents at the building owner's expense.
Council direct staff and legal counsel for the Township to coordinate with the property owner to ensure a Section 219 Covenant addressing the aforementioned issues is registered against the property title in priority to all financial encumbrances, and with Mayor and CAO authorized to execute said Covenant, prior to returning Amendment Bylaw No. 2964 and Amendment Bylaw No. 2965 to Council for consideration of adoption.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Notice of Motion re: streets and sidewalk cleaning by Mayor Barbara Desjardins and Councillor Meagan Brame 

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Mayor Desjardins:
WHEREAS: Esquimalt is a mature community with mature street infrastructure, aging sidewalks, curb and gutter, cracked sealing on streets,
AND WHEREAS: ongoing Maintenance helps prolong infrastructure and reduces frequency of costly repair,
AND WHEREAS: Council has in the past increased the operational budget to allow for
vegetation to be cleared twice a year on Esquimalt road but subsequently stopped
allocating funds for this ongoing maintenance, and did not provide funds for other streets
which have developed considerable vegetation,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: Council request a staff report providing options for a program for maintenance of weeds in sidewalks, and concrete curb and road interface, including options how to maintain, priority of maintenance, frequency of maintenance, and cost of implementation of such a program for council’s consideration.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Email from Lois Blackmore, dated June 26, 2020, Re: Request for Approval of Signage

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That the communications from Lois Blackmore, dated June 26, 2020, Re: Request for Approval of Signage, be forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for discussion.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Bylaw No. 3001

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw, 2012 No. 2792, Amendment Bylaw 2020, No. 3001, be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-046

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: 1. That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3002” (Appendix “A”), as attached to Staff Report DEV-20-046, which would delete Section 67.100 (4) of the Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, be given first and second readings, and
2. That Council waive the Public Hearing pursuant to Local Government Act, Section 464(2) for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3002 and direct staff to proceed with appropriate public notification and return the bylaw to Council for consideration of third reading and adoption.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-036

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison:
1. That Council resolves that Bylaw No. 3000, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-036, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 876 Dunsmuir Road [PID 001-586-971, Lot 77, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 265], shown cross-hatched on Schedule “A” of Bylaw No. 3000, from Two Family Residential [RD-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 142 [CD. No. 142], be given first and second reading; and,
2. That, as the applicant wishes to assure Council that uses and development will be restricted and amenities provided as identified in Staff Report DEV-20-036, the applicant has voluntarily agreed to register a Section 219 Covenant on the title of 876 Dunsmuir Road [PID 001-586-971, Lot 77, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 265] in favour of the Township of Esquimalt providing the lands shall not be subdivided, built upon or used (as appropriate to the requirement, as drafted by the Township’s solicitor at the applicant’s expense) in the absence of all of the following:
• The number of dwelling units in the new development will remain at no more than four [4] units, as stated in Bylaw No. 3000,
• One (1) visitor parking space will be provided and remain as illustrated in the Site Plan, attached in Appendix D of Staff Report DEV-20-036,
• Provision of a BC Transit pass to a designated resident of each of the four townhomes for a period not less than one year,
• Installation of a Level 2 electric vehicle charging station in each of the four [4] and at the  one [1] visitor parking space,
• One bicycle locker will be provided for each unit and will include a minimum of one electrical outlet, and
• A constraint on the future strata corporation that the rental of the units will not be restricted.
To this end, Council direct staff and legal counsel for the Township to coordinate with the property owner to ensure a Section 219 Covenant addressing the aforementioned issues is registered against the property title, in priority to all financial encumbrances, prior to returning Amendment Bylaw No. 3000 to Council for consideration of adoption].
3. That Council waive the Public Hearing pursuant to Local Government Act, Section 464(2) for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3000, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-036 and direct staff to proceed with appropriate public notification and return the bylaw to Council for consideration of third reading.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-036

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen:
1. That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3003 [Appendix A] as attached to Staff Report DEV-20-041, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by adding text as detailed in the contents of amending Bylaw No. 3003, be given first and second readings; and
2. That Council waive the Public Hearing pursuant to Local Government Act, Section 464(2) for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3003 and direct staff to proceed with appropriate public notification and return the bylaw to Council for consideration of third reading and adoption.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-041

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen:
1. That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3003 [Appendix A] as attached to Staff Report DEV-20-041, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by adding text as detailed in the contents of amending Bylaw No. 3003, be given first and second readings; and
2. That Council waive the Public Hearing pursuant to Local Government Act, Section 464(2) for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 3003 and direct staff to proceed with appropriate public notification and return the bylaw to Council for consideration of third reading and adoption.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-040 

Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Armour:
1. That Council resolves that Bylaw No. 2950 attached as Appendix ‘A’ of Staff Report DEV-20-040, which would amend the Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922  by:
• changing Schedule ‘B’, being the Proposed Land Use Designations Map by changing the designation of 636 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-211; Lot 3 of Suburban Lot 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] and 640 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-157; Lot 2, Suburban Lots 50 and 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Amendment Bylaw No. 2950, from ‘Low Density Residential’ to ‘Townhouse Residential’; and
• changing Schedule ‘H’, being the Development Permit Areas Map by changing the designation of 636 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-211; Lot 3 of Suburban Lot 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] and 640 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-157; Lot 2, Suburban Lots 50 and 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Amendment Bylaw No. 2950, from Development Permit Area No. 3 - Enhanced Design Control Residential to Development Permit Area No. 6 - Multi-Family Residential be adopted.
2. That Council, resolves that Bylaw No. 2951 attached as Appendix ‘B’ of Staff Report DEV-20-040, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050 by changing the zoning designation of 636 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-211; Lot 3 of Suburban Lot 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] and 640 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-157; Lot 2, Suburban Lots 50 and 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Amendment Bylaw No. 2951, from RD-1 [Two Family Residential] to CD No. 116 [Comprehensive Development District No. 116], be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-042

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council approves Development Variance Permit No. DVP00103 [Appendix A] including the following variances to Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050 and Parking Bylaw, 1992, No. 2011, specifically for the proposed Lot ‘B’ as delineated in the surveyor’s site plan provided by James Worton, B.C.L.S., stamped “Received May 26, 2020”, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the titles of the properties located at PID 005-164-194, Lot 1, Block 1,Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 11214 [1085 Gosper Crescent] and PID 005-916-445, Lot 40, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 5726 [1093 Gosper Crescent]:
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, 30 (1) - Area, Shape and Dimension of Lots:  Exemption from the prohibition that no subdivision shall be created in any Zone so that any Parcel created by the subdivision has an area or dimension less than that set out for the Zone in which it is located as specified by this bylaw.
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, 34 (2) - Parcel Size: Reduction for the minimum Parcel Size for Parcels created by subdivision from 530.0 square metres to 472.0 square metres.
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, 34 (9)(a)(iii) - Rear Setback: A 3.5 metre reduction to the requirement that no Principal Building shall be located within 7.5 metres of a Rear Lot Line.  [i.e. from 7.5 metres to 4.0 metres]
Parking Bylaw, 1992, No. 2011, (9)(4) - Exemption from the requirement that Parking Spaces in Residential zones shall be located no closer to the front lot line than the front face of the Principal Building.
Parking Bylaw, 1992, No. 2011, 13 (1)(i) - Number of Off-Street Parking Spaces: a reduction of required parking spaces from 1 space per dwelling unit to 1 space for a single family dwelling and its corresponding secondary suite.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-044

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council approve Development Permit No. DP000140, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-044, consistent with the architectural plans provided by Victoria Design Group, stamped “Received June 3, 2020”, and sited in accordance with the BC Land Surveyor’s site plan provided by Glen Mitchell Land Surveying Inc., stamped “Received June 12, 2020”, and staff be directed to issue the Permit and register the notice on the title of the property located at 485 Head Street [PID 002-376-059, Lot A, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 26678].  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-043

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council approve Development Variance Permit No. DVP00104 [Appendix A] including the following variances to Parking Bylaw, 1992, No. 2011, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the title of the property located at PID 002-702-193, Lot 5, Section 2, Esquimalt District, Plan 27374 except that part in Plan 916 BL [856 Isbister Street]:
Parking Bylaw, 1992, No. 2011, (9)(4) - Exemption from the requirement that Parking Spaces in Residential zones shall be located no closer to the front lot line than the front face of the Principal Building.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-039

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council resolves that Development Variance Permit No. DVP00105 [Appendix A of staff report DEV-2-039] authorizing changes to the retaining walls in the south-west corner of the subject property, as sited on the survey plan prepared by Summit Land Surveying, the Engineering drawings by Farhill Engineering Ltd., and consistent with the architectural plans provided by T-Square Design, all stamped “Received June, 3, 2020” and including the following relaxations to Zoning Bylaw 1992, No. 2050, be approved, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the title of the property located at 955 Colville Road [PID 030-922-852; Lot A, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan EPP96394]’’:
Vary Section 22 (2) Fences and Retaining Walls: To reduce the required height to horizontal separation ratio to allow the 1.5 metre walls to exist less than 3 metres apart [i.e. from 1:2 ratio to 1:0.40].
Vary Section 67.99 (12)(a) Retaining Walls: Allow a 0.5 metre increase to the permitted height of a retaining wall, provided they are located within 4.3 metres of the Rear Lot Line [i.e. from 1.5 metres to 2.0 metres].  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-045

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison:
1. That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2994, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-045, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 1048 Tillicum Road [PID 005-010-390, Lot D, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 11683], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2994, from Two Family Residential [RD-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 132 [CD. No. 132], be given third reading, and
2. That, as the applicant wishes to assure Council that uses and development will be restricted and amenities provided as identified in Staff Report DEV-20-045, the applicant has voluntarily agreed to register a Section 219 Covenant on the title of 1048 Tillicum Road [PID 005-010-390, Lot D, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 11683] in favour of the Township of Esquimalt providing the lands shall not be subdivided, built upon or used (as appropriate to the requirement, as drafted by the Township’s solicitor at the applicant’s expense) in the absence of all of the following:
• The existing buildings will only be used for their current uses prior to demolition,
• The number of dwelling units in the new development will remain at no more than five [5] units, as stated in Bylaw No. 2994,
• Three (3) visitor parking spaces will be provided and remain as illustrated in the Site Plan, SK-1, attached in Appendix D of Staff Report DEV-20-045,
• Installation of an electric vehicle charging station in each of the five [5] private garages and at each of the three [3] visitor parking spaces,
• Installation of screening around the garbage and recycling area,
• Installation of two visitor bicycle lockups within the parking area, and
• A constraint on the future strata corporation that the rental of the units will not be restricted.
To this end, Council direct staff and legal counsel for the Township to coordinate with the property owner to ensure a Section 219 Covenant addressing the aforementioned issues is registered against the property title, in priority to all financial encumbrances, prior to returning Amendment Bylaw No. 2994 to Council for consideration of adoption.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. EPW-20-017

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council direct staff to work with the property owner of 905 Shearwater Street in relation to Staff Report No. EPW-20-17 to submit a newapplication to address concerns regarding reducing green space & landscaping. Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. EPW-20-018

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council approve Option No. 1 as outlined in Staff Report No. EPW-20-018 for BAP00044 and the expenditure of funds in the amount of $14,500 be allocated from the contingency fund.  Carried. (Councillor Brame & Hundleby opposed)

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. EPW-20-015

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council approve the implementation of Traffic Order 1315 “No Parking Restriction” along Reeve Place, as outlined in Staff Report No. EPW-20-015.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. EPW-20-016

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council approve the implementation of Traffic Order 1316 “No Parking Restriction” along Colville Road, as outlined in Staff Report No. EPW-20-016.  Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. EPW-20-019

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council receive the interim report for information and direct staff to commence a public engagement process. 
Moved by Mayor Desjardins, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That the motion be amended to include the following:
2. That the Pivotal IRM Consultant Report and Staff Report No. EPW-20-019 be referred to the Enivronmental Advisory Committee’s next meeting for review and discussion and that the Pivotal IRM representatives be requested to provide the presentation to the Committee for their input.  Carried Unanimously.
The vote was taken on the Main Motion as Amended and declared Carried Unanimously.

July 6, 2020 - Regular Council

All Present

Staff Report No. CSS-20-013

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council authorize the Public Safety Building Working Group to award the Design Services contract for the Public Safety Building to HCMA Architecture and Design as a single source provider, subject to HCMA Architecture and Design meeting the identified criteria as outlined in Staff Report No. CSS-20-013.  Carried Unanimously.

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Rise and Report - 2020 Committee Appointments

At its June 1st and June 15th, 2020 In Camera meetings, Council made the following appointments to Committees for the terms indicated below:

Environmental Advisory Committee:
Brian Cant 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022

Advisory Planning Commission Design Review Committee:
Elizabeth Balderston 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-038

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council consider approving Capital Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw 4328 for Municipal Acceptance related to population projections subject to the following conditions:
1) That the Capital Regional Board first approve an amendment to Section 3.9 (Regional Context Statement - Population Projections) of  the Township of Esquimalt’s Official Community Plan;
2) That the Capital Regional District commit in writing to paying the legal fees incurred by the Township of Esquimalt to have the proposed amendment to the Regional Context Statement drafted by its legal counsel;  and
3) That the Capital Regional District send a letter to all member municipalities stating that the Capital Regional District only recognizes the population projections at the sub-regional level as per the proposed amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy and does not recognize the population projections for individual municipalities.
Amendment Motion:
Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That the Main Motion be amended to include as item no. 4):
That in addition to part 3) the letter also be sent to the Urban Development Institute, all Chambers of Commerce within the CRD, and all School Districts within the CRD.  Carried Unanimously.
The vote was taken on the Main Motion as amended and declared Carried with Councillor Hundleby opposed.

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

 Staff Report No. DEV-20-032

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2999, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-026, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 481 South Joffre Street [PID 003-150-909, Lot 4, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 4729], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2999, from Two Family/ Single Family Residential [RD-3] to Comprehensive Development District No. 141 [CD. No. 141], be given first and second reading.  Carried Unanimously.
Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council waive the Public Hearing pursuant to Local Government Act, Section 464(2) for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2999 and direct staff to proceed with appropriate public notification and return the bylaw to Council for consideration of third reading.  Carried Unanimously.

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-033

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2999, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-026, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 481 South Joffre Street [PID 003-150-909, Lot 4, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 4729], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2999, from Two Family/ Single Family Residential [RD-3] to Comprehensive Development District No. 141 [CD. No. 141], be given first and second reading.  Carried Unanimously.

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-026

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2999, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-026, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 481 South Joffre Street [PID 003-150-909, Lot 4, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 4729], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2999, from Two Family/ Single Family Residential [RD-3] to Comprehensive Development District No. 141 [CD. No. 141], be given first and second reading.  Carried Unanimously.

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-034

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council resolves that Amendment Bylaw No. 2948, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-034, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050 by changing the zoning designation of PID 003-446-093, Lot C, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 21636 [916 Old Esquimalt Road] and PID 003-446-395, Lot D, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 21636 [920 Old Esquimalt Road] shown cross hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2948, from RD-3 [Two Family/Single Family Residential] to CD No. 115 [Comprehensive Development District No. 115], be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. EPW-20-014

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council approve the Boulevard Alteration Permit No. 00044 as outlined in Staff Report No. EPW-20-014, to construct a stairway at 937 Mesher Place.  Carried Unanimously.

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. ADM-20-018

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council give first, second and third readings to Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw, 2012, No. 2792, Amendment Bylaw No. 3001, 2020.  Carried Unanimously.

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. ADM-20-016

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council amend Council Policy-47 Terms of Reference - Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), to increase the membership to nine (9) full voting members for a one (1) year period only commencing July 1, 2020 until June 30, 2021.  Carried Unanimously.

June 22, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. ADM-20-017

Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council direct staff to proceed with services for the installation of an audio upgrade in Council Chambers by Pacific Audio Works and approve the allocation of funding in the amount of $8749.08 from contingency funds. 
Amendment Motion:
Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That the Main Motion be amended to strike $8749.08 and replace with $20,000.  Carried Unanimously.
The vote was taken on the Main Motion as amended and declared Carried Unanimously.

June 22, 2020 Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. CSS-20-012

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council receive this report for information and direct staff to seek proposals for the design phase of the Public Safety Building.  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Rise and Report - 2020 Committee Appointments

At its May 25, 2020 In Camera meeting, Council made the following
appointments to Committees for the terms indicated below:

Environmental Advisory Committee:
Meredith James 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Francois Brassard 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Eleanor Calder 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022

Advisory Planning Commission Design Review Committee:
Xeniya Vins 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Email from MNP LLP Re: Province Seeking Local Government Feedback on Trail Priorities

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council direct staff to forward the communications from Kathleen Van Ekris, Manager, Consulting Services, MNP LLP, dated May 27, 2020, Re: Province Seeking Local Government Feedback on Trail Priorities to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and the Environmental Advisory Committee for members to complete the survey as referenced in the correspondence.  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Email from Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch Re: Policy Directive - Temporary Expanded Service Area Authorization

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council review and approve all individual requests for liquor primary and manufacturer expansions prior to licensees submitting their applications to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch as outlined in Council Policy No. ADMIN-53 "Amendment to Existing Liquor License".  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-029

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council authorize the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer to execute the Section 219 Covenant (Appendix “A”) that would link the two proposed lots (Appendix B”) until the Comprehensive Development Zone No. 114 [CD No. 114] (Appendix “C”) is amended to allow a density of three (or more) dwelling units in the zone or the existing suite has been removed.  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-027

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council approves Development Variance Permit No. DVP00101 [Appendix A] including the following variances to Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No.2050, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the title of the property located at PID 006-375-324, Lot 59, Suburban Lot 37, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854 [eastern lot at 1336 Wood Street]:
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 34 (9)(a)(ii) - Side Setback: to reduce the total Setback of all Side Yards not less than 3 metres instead of the currently required 4.5 metres.  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-026

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council approves Development Variance Permit No. DVP00100 [Appendix A] including the following variances to Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No.2050, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the title of the property located at PID 006-375-294, Lot 58, Suburban Lot 37, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854 [western lot at 1336 Wood Street]:
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 34 (9)(a)(ii) - Side Setback: to reduce the total Setback of all Side Yards not less than 3 metres instead of the currently required 4.5 metres.  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-025

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council, having considered Sections 475 and 476 of the Local Government Act, authorize staff to circulate the Official Community Plan Amendment - Development Concept Plan, attached as Appendix ‘B’ to Staff Report No. DEV-20-025, detailing the proposed development at 842 Carrie Street [PID 000-385-336, Lot 14, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 276] to those persons, organizations, and authorities identified in Appendix ‘A’ of Staff Report No. DEV-20-025.  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-031

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: Subject to any Ministerial Order, that Council authorizes the Corporate Officer to schedule a Public Hearing for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2988 attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-031, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 874 Fleming Street [PID 002-900-246, Lot B, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 25267], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2988, from Multiple Family Residential [RM-4] to Comprehensive Development District No. 130 [CD. No.130], mail notices and advertise for same in the local newspaper.  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-030

Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council waive the Public Hearing pursuant to Local Government Act, Section 464(2) for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2994 attached as Appendix A to Staff Report No. DEV-20-030 which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 1048 Tillicum Road [PID 005-010-390, Lot D, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 11683], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2994, from Two Family Residential [RD-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 132 [CD. No.132].  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. FIN-20-010

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council receive and approve the Township’s audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2019 as attached to Staff Report FIN-20-010.  Carried Unanimously.

June 1, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. FIN-20-009

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council approve funding of $5000 to Rainbow Kitchen Society with funds allocated from the local grant account, as attached to Staff Report FIN-20-009.
Amendment Motion:
Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That the Main Motion be amended to strike $5,000 and replace with $10,000.  Defeated. (Mayor Desjardins, Councillor Armour, Brame, and Morrison opposed)
The vote was taken on the Main Motion and declared Carried Unanimously.

May 25, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

2020 Committee Re-appointments from May 4, 2020, In Camera meeting

At its May 4, 2020 In Camera meeting, Council made the following
re-appointments to Committees, Commissions and Boards, for the terms
indicated below:

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee:
Gillian Larsen 1 year - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
Shona Redman 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Ben Barnes 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Lassah Johnson
Youth Rep - 1 year - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Environmental Advisory Committee:
Rebecca Wolf-Gage
Youth Rep - 1 year - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Advisory Planning Commission:
Michael Angrove - 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Helen Edley - 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Filippo Ferri - 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Marie Fidoe - 2 years - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022 

May 25, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentLetter from Mayor Haynes, District of Saanich, dated March 11, 2020, Re: Invitation to Collaborate on BC Motor Vehicle Act Pilot Project

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen:
1. That Council direct staff to prepare a letter of support in principle to Mayor Haynes in response to his letter dated March 11, 2020, Re: Invitation to Collaborate on BC Motor Vehicle Act Pilot Project; and
2. That Council request further details of the project.  Carried. (Councillor Hundleby opposed)

May 25, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail from Capital Regional District,Re: Municipal Consent for Bylaw No. 4304 Liquid Waste Management Core Area and Western Communities Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 1995, Amendment Bylaw No. 3, 2020

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council consent to the CRD adopting Bylaw No. 4304, "Liquid Waste Management Core Area and Western Communities Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 1995, Amendment Bylaw No. 3, 2020.  Carried Unanimously.

May 25, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail from Kate Hughes and various Esquimalt residents, dated May 3, 2020, Re: Community Proposal Regarding Garthland Road Park

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council direct staff to prepare a staff report providing clarity of the process to address concerns as outlined in the letter from Kate Hughes and various Esquimalt residents dated May 3, 2020.  Carried Unanimously.

May 25, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-024

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council resolves that Development Permit No. DP000130 [Appendix A of staff report DEV-20-024] authorizing the design of a two-family dwelling (duplex) to be constructed in accordance with the BCLS Site Plan prepared by Brent Mayenburg, Wey Mayenburg Land Surveying Inc., stamped “Received February 10, 2020”, is consistent with the architectural plans prepared by Adapt Design stamped “Received February 19, 2020”, and the landscape plan prepared by Small and Rossell, Landscape Architects Inc., stamped “Received February 4, 2020” be approved, and (subject to receipt of the required landscape security) staff be directed to issue the permit, and register the notice on the title of the property located at 469 Sturdee Street [PID 008-289-123, Lot 16, Suburban Lot 48, Esquimalt District, Plan 822].  Carried Unanimously.

May 25, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-023

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council resolves that Development Permit No. DP000133 [Appendix A of staff report DEV-20-023] authorizing the design of the proposed six-unit residential building, consistent with the B.C. Land Surveyor’s Site Plan prepared by Summit Land Surveying stamped ‘Received Jan 28, 2020’, the architectural drawings prepared by Christine Lintott Architects, stamped ‘Received March 18, 2020’, and the landscape plan prepared by Imagine Garden Design and Landscapes stamped “Received March 18, 2020” be approved, and staff be directed to issue the permit, and register the notice on the title of the property located at 937 Colville Road [PID 003-679-144, Lot 4, Block 1, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 6277].  Carried Unanimously.
Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council resolves that Development Variance Permit No. DVP00097 [Appendix B of staff report DEV-20-023] authorizing an increase to the permitted height for the proposed building consistent with the B.C. Land Surveyor’s Site Plan prepared by Summit Land Surveying stamped ‘Received Jan 28, 2020’, and the architectural drawings prepared by Christine Lintott Architects, stamped ‘Received March 18, 2020’’, and including the following relaxations to Zoning Bylaw 1992, No. 2050, be approved, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the title of the property located 937 Colville Road [PID 003-679-144, Lot 4, Block 1, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 6277];
Zoning Bylaw 1992, No. 2050, Section 67.113, [CD No. 126], (6) Building Height: An increase to the permitted height of a building from 9.1 metres to 9.5 metres measured from grade to the midpoint between the eaves and the highest ridge, for a variance of 0.4 metres.  Carried Unanimously.

May 25, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Staff Report No. DEV-20-025

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Armour: 1.  That Council resolves to rescind second reading, amend, and read anew a second time Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2965, attached to Staff Report DEV-20-025 as Appendix B, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050 by changing the zoning designation of 616 Constance Avenue [PID 000-713-465  Lot 95, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 620 Constance Avenue [PID 000-819-832 Lot 4, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], 619 Nelson Street [PID 006-393-608 Lot 84, Suburban Lots 44 and 45, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 623 Nelson Street [PID 006-278-647 Lot 3, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], and 1326 Miles Street [PID 006-375-723 Lot 96, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] + [PID 006-375-693 Lot 85, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], all shown cross hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2965, from RM-1 [Multiple Family Residential] to CD No. 121 [Comprehensive Development District No. 121];
2. Subject to any Ministerial Order, that Council authorizes the Corporate Officer to schedule a Public Hearing for Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922, Amendment Bylaw No. 2964 and Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2965, mail notices and advertise for same in the local newspaper; and
3.  That, as the applicant wishes to assure Council that uses and development will be restricted and amenities provided as identified in Staff Report DEV-20-025, the applicant has voluntarily agreed to register a Section 219 Covenant on the titles of 616 Constance Avenue [PID 000-713-465  Lot 95, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 620 Constance Avenue [PID 000-819-832 Lot 4, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], 619 Nelson Street [PID 006-393-608 Lot 84, Suburban Lots 44 and 45, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854], 623 Nelson Street [PID 006-278-647 Lot 3, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 3135], and 1326 Miles Street [PID 006-375-723 Lot 96, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] + [PID 006-375-693 Lot 85, Suburban Lot 44, Esquimalt District, Plan 2854] in favour of the Township of Esquimalt providing the lands shall not be subdivided, built upon or used (as appropriate to the requirement, as drafted by the Township’s solicitor at the applicant’s expense) in the absence of all of the following:
· Lot consolidation of 616 Constance Avenue, 620 Constance Avenue, 619 Nelson Street, 623 Nelson Street, and 1326 Miles Street prior to development as the proposed CD No.121 Zone does not work unless the parcels are consolidated
· Undergrounding of the electric power lines along Constance Avenue and Nelson Street adjacent to the subject property
· 8 affordable dwelling units
· 3 special needs dwelling units
· Group daycare for children
· Building to be designed and constructed to conform to the requirements of Step 4 (R2000) of the BC Energy Step Code
· The building be constructed to include a minimum of six 3-bedroom (or more) dwelling units
· Right of way in the southeast corner to allow for privately owned publicly accessible open space
· Right of way and public walkway between Constance Avenue and Nelson Street on the northern part of the subject property
· A minimum of 17 visitor parking spaces will be provided and remain
· 100 shares for a membership for a shared vehicle service for the residents
· 88 bus passes for one year for residents
· 2 operational automobiles to be owned and maintained by the owner of the building for sole use of the residents at the building owner’s expense.

Council direct staff and legal counsel for the Township to coordinate with the property owner to ensure a Section 219 Covenant addressing the aforementioned issues is registered against the property title in priority to all financial encumbrances, and with Mayor and CAO authorized to execute said Covenant, prior to returning Amendment Bylaw No. 2964 and Amendment Bylaw No. 2965 to Council for consideration of adoption.  Carried. (Councillor Morrison opposed)

May 4, 2020 - Regular Council MeetingAll Present

Staff Report No. FIN-20-006

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council gives first, second and third readings, and final adoption of Alternative Municipal Tax Collection Scheme Bylaw, 2020, No. 2998 as authorized under section 9 of Ministerial Order No. M139 - Order of the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General/ Emergency Program Act.  Carried Unanimously.
May 4, 2020 - Regular Council Meeting

All Present

Staff Report No. FIN-20-007

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council give 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and final adoption to the Financial Plan Bylaw, 2020, No. 2986 and Tax Rates Bylaw, 2020, No. 2987 as authorized under section 9 of Ministerial Order No. M139 - Order of the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General/Emergency Program Act.  Carried Unanimously.
May 4, 2020 - Regular Council MeetingAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-004Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Staff Report No. DEV-20-004 be deferred to the Regular Council meeting of May 25, 2020 for Council consideration.  Carried Unanimously.
April 27, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll Present

Email from T. Mark Miller, dated April 4, 2020, Re: Pirate Ship Morgana Daily Parade Proposal

Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council approve funding of $50.00 to cover insurance costs for one day to help facilitate the Pirate Ship Morgana's Parade within Esquimalt.

Amendment Motion:
Moved by Mayor Desjardins, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That the Main Motion be amended to add "on Saturday May 9th, 2020, between the hours of 10am and 5pm."  Carried Unanimously.

The vote was taken on the Main Motion as amended and declared Carried Unanimously.

April 27, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-022

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2994, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-022, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 1048 Tillicum Road [PID 005-010-390, Lot D, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 11683], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2994, from Two Family Residential [RD-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 132 [CD. No. 132], be given second reading.  Carried. (Councillor Hundleby opposed).

April 27, 2020 - Regular Council

All PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-021

Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison:
That Council:
1. receive the Esquimalt Climate Emergency Response Report as attached to Staff Report No. DEV-20-021 for information;
2. refer the Report to the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) for review and comments;
3. refer the correspondence from Francois Brassard, Esquimalt Climate Organizers, dated April 26, 2020, regarding the Climate Emergency Response and the correspondence from Duncan Cavens dated April 27, 2020 regarding the Climate Emergency Response, to the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) for review and comments; and
4. direct staff to prepare a staff report for Council consideration incorporating the comments from the EAC and outlining the feasibility and cost implications associated with implementing the Report’s recommendations.  Carried Unanimously.

April 27, 2020 - Regular Council

All PresentStaff Report No. FIRE-20-002

Moved by Councillor Vermeulen, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council adopt the 2019 Esquimalt Fire Department Annual Report as attached to Staff Report FIRE-20-002.  Carried Unanimously.

April 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentLetter from Kathy Whitcher, Executive Director, Urban Development Institute (UDI) Capital Region, dated April 1, 2020, Re: Extended Site Hours to Promote Health/Safety for ConstructionMoved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council direct staff to prepare a letter to Kathy Whitcher, Executive Director, Urban Development Institute (UDI) Capital Region in response to her letter dated April 1, 2020, Re: Extended Site Hours to Promote Health/Safety for Construction advising exemptions are already incorporated within current Township Bylaws.  Carried Unanimously.
April 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail from Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Re:  Letter from Samantha Howard, Senior Director, BC and Strategic Projects, Canadian Federation of Independent Business - Supporting Small Business in Light of COVID-19Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That consideration of the email from Muriel Protzer, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Re: Letter from Samantha Howard, Senior Director, BC and Strategic Projects, Canadian Federation of Independent Business - Supporting Small Business in Light of COVID-19 be deferred until further information is received from the Province Government.  Carried Unanimously.
April 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentLetter from UBCM President and Bill Karsten, FCM President, received March 16, 2020, Re:  UBCM - FCM Small Communities FundMoved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council approve an allocation of $185.83 to the UBCM-FCM Small Communities Fund to support local government elected officials from BC attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board and Standing Committee meetings as outlined in the letter from Maja Tait, UBCM President and Bill Karsten, FCM President, received March 16, 2020, Re: UBCM - FCM Small Communities Fund.  Defeated. (Mayor Desjarding, Councillors Armour, Helliwell, and Morrison opposed)
April 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentLetter Capital Regional District Board, dated March 13, 2020, Re:  Bylaw 4328 - RGS Amendment Referral for Municipal AcceptanceMoved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council receive the letter from Colin Plant, Chair, Capital Regional District Board, dated March 13, 2020, Re: Bylaw 4328 - RGS Amendment Referral for Municipal Acceptance and direct staff to prepare a letter in response, advising that the Township of Esquimalt is not in support of the proposed Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw amendment.  Carried Unanimously.
April 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail from Save Your Skin Foundation, dated February 26, 2020, Re: Proclamation Request - Melanoma Awareness MonthMoved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Mayor Desjardins, on behalf of the Township of Esquimalt, proclaim the month of May to be Melanoma Awareness Month for the Save Your Skin Foundation on an annual basis, as outlined in the email from Marianne Gagnon, dated February 26, 2020, Re: Proclamation Request - Melanoma Awareness Month.  Carried. (Councillor Vermeulen opposed)
April 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentAll PresentAll PresentAllAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-020Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council gives first, second, and third readings, and final adoption of “Development Application Procedures and Fees Bylaw No. 2791, 2012, Amendment Bylaw (No. 4), 2020, No. 2997 and further, adoption of the bylaw as authorized under section 9 of Ministerial Order No. M083 - Order of the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General/ Emergency Program Act, attached as Appendix “D” to Staff Report DEV-20-020.  Carried Unanimously.
April 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. CSS-20-009Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council gives first, second and third readings, and final adoption of Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw, 2014, No. 2839, Amendment Bylaw [No. 9], 2020, No. 2996 as authorized under section 9 of Ministerial Order No. M083 - Order of the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General/ Emergency Program Act.  Carried Unanimously.
March 30, 2020 - Special CouncilAll PresentBylaw No. 2995Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison:  That Council Procedure Bylaw No. 2715, 2009, Amendment Bylaw [No. 5], 2020, No. 2995 be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentLetter from Army Cadet League of Canada National, dated February 24, 2020, Re: Success of Army Cadet, Victoria Côté, Esquimalt ResidentMoved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Hundleby:  That Council direct staff to prepare a letter of congratulations for Army Cadet Victoria Cote, a member of the 2483 PPCLI Esquimalt, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps as outlined in the Letter from Maxime Corneau, Communications Officer, Army Cadet League of Canada National, dated February 24, 2020, Re: Success of Army Cadet, Victoria Côté, Esquimalt Resident.  Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail from Councillor Meagan Brame, dated March 6, 2020, Re: Proclamation for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness MonthMoved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison:  That Mayor Desjardins, on behalf of the Township of Esquimalt, proclaim the month of May to be MS Awareness Month for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada on an annual basis, as per the Email from Councillor Meagan Brame, dated March 6, 2020, Re: Proclamation for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month.  Carried. (Councillor Vermeulen opposed)
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail - City of New Westminster, dated March 9, 2020, Re: Requesting Support for a National Pharmacare ProgramMoved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Hundleby:  That the Email from Gillian Day, Agenda Secretary, City of New Westminster, dated March 9, 2020, Re: Requesting Support for a National Pharmacare Program be received.  Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentRecommendation of the Committee of the Whole - March 9, 2020, COTW meeting re: Policing CostsMoved by Mayor Desjardins, seconded by Councillor Armour: That the Committee of the Whole recommends to Council:
1. That Council direct staff to draft a letter to the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board requesting itemized separation of the costs for the Lower Johnson St policing task force and policing costs associated with the City of Victoria protests, within the budget;
2. That Council also direct staff to draft a letter to Brenda Butterworth-Carr, Assistant Deputy Minister and Director of Police Services, under section 12.1 of the Framework Agreement, requesting activation of the Administrative Committee to work to resolve this dispute; and,
3. That the Township of Esquimalt initiate discussions on the funding formula, as per section 11.2 of the framework agreement to reflect the experience of the first 5 years of the Framework Agreement.  Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentM & C Report: Follow up to Meeting with Director and Deputy Director Resource Stewardship Division, Mayor Barbara DesjardinsMoved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Hundleby:  That the Township of Esquimalt continues to work with both neighbouring municipalities in the Greater Victoria region and the Department of National Defence in pursuing a regional approach to deer management.  Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentM & C Report: Follow up to Meeting with Director and Deputy Director Resource Stewardship Division, Mayor Barbara DesjardinsMoved by Mayor Desjardins, seconded by Councillor Hundleby:
1) That Esquimalt staff work with Dr Fisher and UWSS to determine ways that concurrent work done in Esquimalt may inform and assist but not duplicate the Oak Bay [OB] Project;
2) That the Township of Esquimalt initiate conversations with Songhees and Esquimalt First
Nations to inform future applications to Province regarding deer research and management, recognising First Nation consultation is a Provincial responsibility;
3) That the Township of Esquimalt complete application to the Province to allow for a Deer study and immuno-contraception through the above information for potential ability to action in the fall of 2020, and to submit for funding assistance through PUDOC (Provincial Urban Deer Cost Share Program) at the fall 2020 intake.  Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentBylaw No. 2995Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Helliwell:  That Council Procedure Bylaw, 2009, No. 2715, Amendment Bylaw No. 2995, 2020, be given first, second and third readings.  Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentBylaw No. 2982Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Morrison:  That Blasting Bylaw, 2020, No. 2982, be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-019

Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Hundleby:
1. That Council resolves that Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2994, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-019, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 1048 Tillicum Road [PID 005-010-390, Lot D, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 11683], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2994, from Two Family Residential [RD-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 132 [CD. No. 132], be given first and second reading; and
2. That Council authorizes the Corporate Officer to schedule a public hearing for Zoning Bylaw 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2994, and to advertise for same in the local newspaper.
3. That, as the applicant wishes to assure Council that uses and development will be restricted and amenities provided as identified in Staff Report DEV-20-019, the applicant has voluntarily agreed to register a Section 219 Covenant on the title of 1048 Tillicum Road [PID 005-010-390, Lot D, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 11683] in favour of the Township of Esquimalt providing the lands shall not be subdivided, built upon or used (as appropriate to the requirement, as drafted by the Township’s solicitor at the applicant’s expense) in the absence of all of the following:
• The existing buildings will only be used for their current uses prior to demolition,
• The number of dwelling units in the new development will remain at no more than five [5] units, as stated in Bylaw No. 2994,
• Three (3) visitor parking spaces will be provided and remain as illustrated in the Site Plan, SK-1, attached in     Appendix D of Staff Report DEV-20-019,
•  Installation of an electric vehicle charging station in each of the five [5] private garages and at each of the three [3] visitor parking spaces,
•  Installation of screening around the garbage and recycling area,
•  Installation of two visitor bicycle lockups within the parking area, and
• A constraint on the future strata corporation that the rental of the units will not be restricted.

To this end, Council direct staff and legal counsel for the Township to coordinate with the property owner to ensure a Section 219 Covenant addressing the aforementioned issues is registered against the property title, in priority to all financial encumbrances, prior to returning Amendment Bylaw No. 2994 to Council for consideration of adoption].

AMENDMENT MOTION:

Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Helliwell:  That the main motion be amended to strike parts (2) & (3) of the main motion and proceed with first reading only of Amendment Bylaw No. 2994.  Carried. (Councillors Armour & Morrison opposed)

The vote was taken on the Main Motion as amended and declared Carried Unanimously.

March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-018Staff Report No. DEV-20-018Staff Report No. DEV-20-018Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That the applicant return to Council within a 4 month period with revised public art work options for the Eastern wall and seek an amendment to Development Permit 000135 as attached to Staff Report No. DEV-20-018.  Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-018Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen:  That Council approves Development Permit No. DP000135, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-018, consistent with the architectural plans provided by Farzin Yadegari Architect Inc., stamped "Received March 9, 2020", the landscape plan by PMG Landscape Architects, stamped "Received March 9, 2020", and sited in accordance with the Site Plan provided by Wey Mayenburg Land Surveying Inc., stamped "Received February 5, 2020", and staff be directed to issue the Permit (subject to receipt of the required landscape security) and register the notice on the titles of the property located at 899 Esquimalt Road [PID 030-151-562, Lot A, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan EPP69557].  Carried. (Councillor Hundleby opposed)
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-016

Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: 
1. That Council approves Development Permit No. DP 000137 [Appendix A] authorizing the accessory building addition as illustrated on the architectural drawings prepared by T-Square Design & Consulting, and sited as detailed on the survey plan prepared by Wey Mayenburg Land Surveying Inc., both stamped "Received February 4, 2020", and staff be directed to issue the permit, and register the notice on the title of the property located at PID 005-354-048, Lot 2, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 9574 [449 Lampson Street]; and

2. That Council approves Development Variance Permit No. DVP00098 [Appendix B] authorizing the accessory building addition as illustrated on the architectural drawings prepared by T-Square Design & Consulting, and sited as detailed on the survey plan prepared by Wey Mayenburg Land Surveying Inc., both stamped "Received February 4, 2020", and including the following variances to Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No.2050, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the title of the property located at PID 005-354-048, Lot 2, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan 9574 [449 Lampson Street]:

Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 40 (8)(a) - Lot Coverage: to allow that all Principal Buildings, Accessory Buildings and Structures combined, shall not cover more than 30.4% of the Area of a Parcel instead of the currently allowed 30% within the RD-3 zone;

Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 40 (8)(b) - Lot Coverage: to allow that all Accessory Buildings and Structures combined, shall not cover more than 15.6% of the Area of a Parcel instead of the currently allowed 10% within the RD-3 zone.  Carried Unanimously.

March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-017

Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Armour:  1. That Council adopts Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922, Amendment Bylaw No. 2967, attached to Staff Report DEV-20-017 as Appendix A, which would amend Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922 by changing Schedule 'H', being the Development Permit Areas Map by changing the designation of 681 Admirals Road [PID 007-801-963 Lot 25 Block 4 Suburban Lot 50 Esquimalt District Plan 1153] + [PID 007-801-980 Lot 26 Block 4 Suburban Lot 50 Esquimalt District Plan 1153], and 685 Admirals Road [PID 007-802-013 Lot B (DD G17083), Suburban Lot 50, Esquimalt District, Plan 1153], all shown cross hatched on Schedule 'A' of Bylaw No. 2967, from Development Permit Area No. 3 - Enhanced Design Control Residential to Development Permit Area No. 6 - Multi-Family Residential;

2. That Council adopts Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2968, attached to Staff Report DEV-20-017 as Appendix B, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050 by changing the zoning designation of 681 Admirals Road [PID 007-801-963 Lot 25 Block 4 Suburban Lot 50 Esquimalt District Plan 1153] + [PID 007-801-980 Lot 26 Block 4 Suburban Lot 50 Esquimalt District Plan 1153], and 685 Admirals Road [PID 007-802-013 Lot B (DD G17083), Suburban Lot 50, Esquimalt District, Plan 1153], all shown cross hatched on Schedule 'A' of Bylaw No. 2968, from RD-3 [Two Family/Single Family Residential] to CD No. 123 [Comprehensive Development District No. 123].  Carried Unanimously.

March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. ADM-20-007Moved by Councillor Vermeulen, seconded by Councillor Hundleby:  That Council approve the updated Strategic Priorities 2019 - 2023 and Operational Strategies as presented in Staff Report No. ADM-20-007. Carried Unanimously.
March 16, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-013

Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen:
1. That Council, upon considering comments made at the two Public Hearings (December 2, 2019 and March 16, 2020), resolves that Amendment Bylaw No. 2950, (attached to Staff Report DEV-20-013 as Appendix A), which would amend the Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922 by:

•changing Schedule ‘B’, being the Proposed Land Use Designations Map by changing the designation of 636 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-211; Lot 3 of Suburban Lot 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] and 640 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-157; Lot 2, Suburban Lots 50 and 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Amendment Bylaw No. 2922, from ‘Low Density Residential’ to ‘Townhouse Residential’; and

•changing Schedule ‘H’, being the Development Permit Areas Map by changing the designation of 636 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-211; Lot 3 of Suburban Lot 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] and 640 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-157; Lot 2, Suburban Lots 50 and 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Amendment Bylaw No. 2922, from Development Permit Area No. 3 - Enhanced Design Control Residential to Development Permit Area No. 6 - Multi-Family Residential.

2.That Council, upon considering comments made at the two Public Hearings (December 2, 2019 and March 16, 2020), resolves that Amendment Bylaw No. 2951 as amended (attached to Staff Report DEV-20-013 as Appendix B), which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 636 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-211; Lot 3 of Suburban Lot 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] and 640 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-157; Lot 2, Suburban Lots 50 and 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] from RD-1 [Two Family Residential] to CD No. 116 [Comprehensive Development District No. 116], be given third reading; and

3. That, as the applicant wishes to assure Council that uses and development will be restricted and amenities provided as identified in Staff Report DEV-20-013, the applicant has voluntarily agreed to register a Section 219 Covenant on the title of 636 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-211; Lot 3 of Suburban Lot 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] and 640 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-157; Lot 2, Suburban Lots 50 and 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] in favour of the Township of Esquimalt providing the lands shall not be subdivided, built upon or used (as appropriate to the requirement, as drafted by the Township’s solicitor at the applicant’s expense) in the absence of all of the following:

•Lot consolidation of 636 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-211; Lot 3 of Suburban Lot 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] and 640 Drake Avenue [PID 002-923-157; Lot 2, Suburban Lots 50 and 41, Esquimalt District, Plan 25565] prior to development, as the proposed CD No.116 Zone does not work unless the parcels are consolidated

•buildings to meet a minimum BC Energy Step Code Level 3
•The existing buildings will only be used for their current uses prior to demolition
•The number of dwelling units in the new development will remain at no more than seven [7] units, as stated in Amendment Bylaw No. 2951

• One (1) visitor parking space and three (3) flexible strata parking spaces will be provided and remain as illustrated in the landscaping plan, attached in Appendix E of Staff Report No. DEV-20-013
• An electric vehicle charging station in each of the seven [7] private garages
• A common outdoor social area with benches, and a wood arbour
• A common screened garbage area
• A drainage field area with overflow to retain a percentage of the stormwater on site
• A visitor bicycle parking area with a bike rack, and
• A constraint on the future strata corporation that rental of the units will not be restricted

3. Council direct staff and legal counsel for the Township to coordinate with the property owner to ensure a Section 219 Covenant addressing the aforementioned issues is registered against the property title, in priority to all financial encumbrances, prior to returning Amendment Bylaws No. 2950 and No. 2951 to Council for consideration of adoption.  Carried. (Councillor Armour opposed)

March 9, 2020 - Special CouncilCouncillor Vermeulen AbsentLetter from S. Sader, Captain (N) Commander, BCOMD CFB Esquimalt, dated March 2, 2020, Re: Request for Military Aircraft FlyoverMoved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That the letter from S. Sader, Captain (N) Commander, Candian Forces Base Esquimalt, dated March 2, 2020, Re: 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, Low-Level Flypast Permission Request be received and that Council approve the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt request of an aircraft flypast by the Royal Canadian Airforce.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentLetter, BC Association of Farmer's Markets, Re: BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon ProgramMoved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council directs staff to prepare a letter to to the Honourable Adrian Dix, Minister of Health thanking him for the BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program to support local organizations and the Esquimalt Farmers' Market.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail, Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society, Re: World Down Syndrome Day - March 21st Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: 
WHEREAS World Down Syndrome Day is international observance resolved by the General Assembly of
the United Nations to raise public awareness of Down syndrome and promote equitable treatment of
individuals with Down syndrome in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disability; and
WHEREAS at this time we take an opportunity to highlight the unique abilities, strengths and needs of
our community members with Down syndrome; and
WHEREAS individuals with Down syndrome have tremendous potential to live full and fulfilling lives as
contributing members of our community; and
WHEREAS as Canadians, we celebrate our similarities, as well as our differences, knowing we are
richer, as a result; and
WHEREAS the Township of Esquimalt values our citizens with Down syndrome and their families and
supports the well-being of all individuals with Down syndrome so that they may achieve their fullest
potential.
NOW KNOW YE THAT, We do by these presents proclaim that March 21 st, 2020 shall be known as
World Down Syndrome Day.  Carried Unanimously.
AMENDMENT MOTION:
Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Helliwell: That the Main Motion be amended to add the following wording to the end of the Proclamation:
“The Township is issuing the Proclamation in response to a request to do so“. Defeated. (Mayor Desjardins, Councillors Brame, Hundleby, and Morrison opposed)
The vote was taken on the Main Motion as Amended and declared Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentBylaw No. 2992Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That the Council Procedure Bylaw No. 2715, 2009, Amendment Bylaw [No. 4], 2020, No. 2992, be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-012Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council approve DP000136 being a development permit for the proposed Esquimalt Gorge Park Multi-purpose Community Centre located at 1070 Tillicum Road [Esquimalt Plan VIP5720 Dedicated Park], as attached to Staff Report No. DEV-20-012.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-009Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council resolves that Development Variance Permit No. DVP00099 (Appendix “A”) authorizing an increase in the maximum building height for the proposed Esquimalt Gorge Park Multi-purpose Community Centre consistent with the architectural plans (Appendix “B”) provided by Iredale Architecture stamped “February 5, 2020”, and including the following variance for the property located at 1070 Tillicum Road (Esquimalt Gorge Park)  [Plan VIP5726]:
Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Section 59 (2) - Building Height:  An increase in the maximum height of a building from 6.0 m to 13.5 m to the ridge of the roof excluding the final be approved.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-014Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council approve the proposed 3-lot building subdivision located at 1109 Lyall Street as Appendix “A”, and illustrated in Appendix “B” (Strata Plan EPS6147) attached to Staff Report No. DEV-20-014.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-006Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council agree to enter into the proposed Amendment Agreement that would allow Aragon to reallocate $100,000.00 from the $300,000.00 Public Art contribution for public art along the [Art Walk] at the Esquimalt Town Square, to the north wall of Building “D”.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. EPW-20-009Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council gives first, second and third readings to Blasting Bylaw, 2020, No. 2982.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. EPW-20-011Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council approves the implementation of Traffic Order 1313 “Residential Parking Only” along the East side and the cul-de-sac bulb of Caroline Road, as set out in Staff Report EPW-20-011.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. EPW-20-010Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council approve the implementation of Traffic Order 1314 “No Parking Restriction” along the West side of Caroline Road, as set out in Staff Report EPW-20-010.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. EPW-20-006Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council approves the implementation of Traffic Order 1310 “Residential Parking Only” along both sides of Yarrow Place, as set out in Staff Report EPW-20-006.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. EPW-20-005Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council approve the implementation of Traffic Order 1311 “No Parking Restriction” along the frontage of the rain garden on the West side of Yarrow Place, as set out in Staff Report EPW-20-005.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. EPW-20-004Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council approve the implementation of Traffic Order 1312 “No Parking Restriction” to establish no parking on the West side of Drake Avenue between 625 and 643 Drake Avenue, and on the East side of Drake Avenue along the frontage of 644 Drake Avenue, as set out in Staff Report EPW-20-004.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. FIN-20-004Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council approve the allocation of local grants in the amount of $86,241 as set out in the schedule attached to Staff Report No. FIN-20-004.  Carried Unanimously.
March 2, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. ADM-20-005Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council rescinds the following Council Policies:
• ADMIN - 10 Sunset Clause
• ADMIN - 18 Permission for Tag Days
• ADMIN - 67 Terms of Reference - New Year’s Levee Review Select Committee 
• ADMIN - 71 Terms of Reference - Economic Development Select Committee
• HER - 02 Heritage Designation
• HER - 03 Heritage Trees
• HER - 05 Heritage Policy Update - 2012
• P&R - 01 Community Gardens
• PLAN - 13 Duplex Designation - Existing Residences
•  PLAN - 35 Green Building and Development
• PLAN - 36 Secondary Suites.  Carried Unanimously.
February 24, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentNotice of Motion: Developing a Policy on Proclamation Requests, Councillor Jacob Helliwell - For DiscussionMoved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Brame:
WHEREAS: The Township receives numerous requests to proclaim a day, a week and/or a month, 
AND WHEREAS: It falls to Council to determine whether to support these requests, however, there is no policy guidance to assist in making these determinations,  
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That Council direct staff develop a draft policy on proclamations for Council’s consideration and that the City of Victoria’s proclamations policy be used as a possible model and template.  Defeated. (Mayor Desjardins, Councillor Brame, Hundleby, Morrison, and Vermeulen opposed)
February 24, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail, Wounded Warrior Run BC 2020Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council approve funding of $1,000 to Wounded Warrior's Canada with funds allocated from the local grant account and request that the applicant consider the timeline requirements associated with the Local Grant Policy when submitting future applications. Amendment Motion: That the Main Motion be amended to reduce the amount from $1,000 to $500.  Carried Unanimously. The vote was taken on the Main Motion as Amended and declared Carried Unanimously.
February 24, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentBylaw No. 2991Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That the Intermunicipal Business Licence Agreement Authorization Bylaw, 1999, No. 2379, Amendment Bylaw [No. 2], 2020, No. 2991, be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.
February 24, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-005Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Morrison: 
1. That Council resolves that Amendment Bylaw No. 2988, attached as Appendix A to Staff Report DEV-20-005, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by changing the zoning designation of 874 Fleming Street [PID 002-900-246, Lot B, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 25267], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Bylaw No. 2988, from Multiple Family Residential [RM-4] to Comprehensive Development District No. 130 [CD. No. 130], be given first and second reading; and
2. That Council authorizes the Corporate Officer to schedule a public hearing for Zoning Bylaw 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2988, and to advertise for same in the local newspaper.
3. That the applicant wishes to assure Council that uses and development will be restricted and amenities provided as identified in staff report no. DEV-20-005, the applicant has voluntarily agreed to register a Section 219 Covenant on the title for 874 Fleming Street, [PID 002-900-246, Lot B, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 25267], in favour of the Township of Esquimalt, providing the lands shall not be subdivided, built upon or used (as appropriate to the requirement, as drafted by the Township’s solicitor at the applicant’s expense) in the absence of, but not limited to, the following:
• Constructing the building to Step 4 of the BC Energy Step Code.
• Providing electric car charging for 7 spaces as well as for mobility scooters and electric bikes.
• Ensuring tree protection for the significant arbutus tree located on the southeast portion of the site. 
• Prohibiting stratification and sale of the units within the building.
• Providing amenity spaces as detailed in the architectural plans attached as Appendix C of Staff Report DEV-20-005. 
To this end, Council direct staff and legal counsel for the Township to coordinate with the property owner to ensure a Section 219 Covenant addressing the aforementioned issues is registered on the property title, in priority to all financial encumbrances, prior to returning Amendment Bylaw No. 2988 to Council for consideration of adoption.  Carried Unanimously.
February 24, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-011Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Morrison: That Council adopt Bylaw No. 2975, attached as Appendix ‘A’ of Staff Report DEV-20-011, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050 by changing the zoning designation of 937 Colville Road [PID 003-679-144, Lot 4, Block 1, Section 10, Esquimalt District, Plan 6277], shown cross-hatched on Schedule “A” of Bylaw No. 2975 from Single Family Residential [RS-1] to Comprehensive Development District No. 126 [CD. No.126.  Carried Unanimously.
February 24, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. CSS-20-006Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council support by way of resolution a $19,990 application for the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund - Emergency Support Services stream, and further authorize the Mayor and Corporate Officer to execute any agreements related to a successful grant application.  Carried Unanimously.
February 24, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. CSS-20-007Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council award HCMA Architecture and Design the contract for Feasibility Design Services for the Public Safety Building and direct staff to finalize the Professional Services Agreement details.  Carried Unanimously.
February 24, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. ADM-20-004Moved by Councillor Morrison, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That the Township of Esquimalt does not wish to provide comments or recommendations to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch [LCLB] with regard to the application for a Permanent Change to a Liquor Licence by Gorge Vale Golf Club, to change the hours of liquor service outside the hours currently approved by the LCLB.  Carried Unanimously.
February 24, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. ADM-20-003Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council gives first, second and third readings to Council Procedure Bylaw No. 2715, 2009, Amendment Bylaw [No. 4], 2020, No. 2992, as attached to Staff Report ADM-20-003.  Carried Unanimously.
February 3, 2020 - Regular Council

Council Morrison Absent (Meeting)

 

Staff Report No. CSS-20-004Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council give first, second and third readings to the Intermunicipal Business Licence Agreement Authorization Bylaw 1999, No. 2379, Amendment Bylaw [No. 2], 2020, No. 2991.  Carried Unanimously.
February 3, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncil Morrison Absent (Meeting)Staff Report No. CSS-20-005Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council direct staff to take the following actions in relation to docks on the Gorge:
A. Docks attached to private land:
Take no further enforcement action.  Advise all dock owners via letter that their current dock, in its current size and configuration is “grandfathered”.  This authorization is contingent on the dock remaining of the current size and configuration.  The dock must be maintained and kept in a safe condition. 
B. Docks attached to Township land:
Take no further enforcement action.  Advise all dock owners via letter that their current dock, in its current size and configuration is “grandfathered”.  This authorization is contingent on the dock remaining of the current size and configuration.  The dock must be maintained and kept in a safe condition.  All owners must enter into an agreement with the Township by way of Licence of Use and Occupation in order to have their dock attached to Township land and to use Township land to access the dock.  
C. New dock construction:
All new dock construction must meet all Township, Provincial and Federal requirements.  Carried Unanimously.
February 3, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncil Morrison Absent (Meeting)Staff Report No. EPW-20-007Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council approves the inclusion of $20,000 in the 2020-2024 Financial Plan for the purchase and installation of a new flooring system in the Council Chambers, as attached to Staff Report No. EPW-20-007.  Carried Unanimously.
February 3, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncil Morrison Absent (Meeting)Staff Report No. EPW-20-008Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council approves Council Policy No. EPW-06 Remembrance Banner Program, as attached to Staff Report EPW-20-008.  Carried Unanimously.
February 3, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncil Morrison Absent (Meeting)Staff Report No. DEV-20-008Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council resolves that Development Permit No. DP000131 [Appendix A of staff report DEV-20-008] authorizing a large Real Estate sign at the Oakwoods [English Inn] site, consistent with the B.C. Land Surveyor’s Building Location Certificate prepared by J.E. Anderson and Associates, and the photo and drawing provided by the applicant, both stamped ‘Received December 5, 2019’, be approved, and staff be directed to issue the permit, and register the notice on the title of the property located at 429 Lampson Street [PID 023-009-331, Lot B, Esquimalt District, Plan VIP60066]; and 
That Council resolves that Development Variance Permit No. DVP00096 [Appendix B of staff report DEV-20-008] authorizing a large Real Estate sign at the Oakwoods [English Inn] site consistent with the B.C. Land Surveyor’s Building Location Certificate prepared by J.E. Anderson and Associates, and the photo and drawing provided by the applicant, both stamped ‘Received December 5, 2019’, and including the following relaxations to Sign Regulations Bylaw, 1996, No. 2252, be approved, and staff be directed to issue the permit and register the notice on the title of the property located at 429 Lampson Street [PID 023-009-331, Lot B, Esquimalt District, Plan VIP60066]:
Vary Section 9.13.3 ‘Sign Area and Dimensions’ for a ‘Real Estate Sign’: To allow a sign with a maximum sign area of 20.5 square metres; an increase in the maximum sign area permitted for a Real Estate Sign, advertising the sale of a portion of the property, from 1.5 square metres to 20.5 square metres, for a variance of 19 square metres.  Defeated. (Councillors Armour, Helliwell, and Hundleby opposed)
February 3, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncil Morrison Absent (Meeting)Staff Report No. DEV-20-010Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council, by the resolution of the simple majority of its members present, grant an exemption to the proposed minimum frontage on a highway pursuant to Section 512 (2) of the Local Government Act [RSBC 2015] Chapter 1, for:
  Proposed Lot 1 from 10% to 8.62 %; and
 Proposed Lot 2 from 10% to 8.11 %
as shown on the plan attached as Appendix “B”, as attached to Staff Report No. DEV-20-010.  Council further acknowledges that the final approved plan of the subdivision may vary slightly from the one in Appendix “B”; however, the percentage of frontages will not change.  Carried Unanimously.
February 3, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncil Morrison Absent (Meeting)Bylaw No. 2990Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Brame: That the Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw, 2017, No. 2898, Amendment Bylaw [No. 3], No. 2990, 2020, be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.
February 3, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncil Morrison Absent (Meeting)M & C Report, Conference Attendance for Councillor Armour: Local Government 2020 ConferenceMoved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council approves the attendance and associated costs for Councillor Armour to attend the Local Government 2020 Conferfence on March 11, 2020 in Vancouver hosted by the Pacific Business and Law Institute.  Carried Unanimously.
February 3, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncil Morrison Absent (Meeting)Email, 2020 Poverty Reduction Planning & Action ProgramMoved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council direct staff to prepare a letter to the Community Social Planning Council advising they are unable to participate as a partner for the 2020 Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program due to resources; however, would like to receive updates regarding the progress of the program.  Carried Unanimously.
February 3, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncil Morrison Absent (Meeting)Email, TCAC Local GrantMoved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Brame: That Council refer the Local Grant Application from the Township Community Arts Council to the Director of Finance for further discussion with the applicant.  Carried Unanimously.
January 20, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail, BC Lymphedema Assoc., Re: ProclamationMoved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: “That Council proclaim March 6, 2020 as “World Lymphedema Day” within the Township of Esquimalt.”  Carried. (Councillor Vermeulen Opposed)
January 20, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentEmail, CRD, Re: Consent for Bylaws (Loan Auth and Amends. To Land Banking and Housing Service)Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council consent to the CRD adopting Bylaw No. 4326, to amend the Land Banking and Housing Service Establishing Bylaw to update the borrowig amount, and Bylaw No. 4327 to authorize the borrowing of $10 million to fund additional housing units under the Regional Housing First Program.  Carried (Councillor Vermeulen Opposed)
January 20, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentBylaw No. 2985Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That the Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw, 2020, No. 2985 be adopted.  Carried Unanimously.
January 20, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-002
Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: 1.  That Council adopts Amendment Bylaw No. 2962, as attached to Staff Report DEV-20-002 as Appendix A, which would amend the Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922 by:
· adding the following text after the map under the heading “Height” at page 131 of the Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922:
“Notwithstanding the building heights indicated on the map above, up to 10 storeys may be permitted on the following property provided no portion of the development within 21.5 m of Wollaston Street exceeds three storeys:
PID: 030-151-562, Lot A, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan EPP69557 [899 Esquimalt Road]”;
· changing Schedule ‘B’, being the Proposed Land Use Designations Map by changing the designation of PID 030-151-562, Lot A, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan EPP69557 [899 Esquimalt Road], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Amendment Bylaw No. 2962, from a mix of ‘Neighbourhood Commercial Mixed-Use’ and ‘Townhouse Residential’ to ‘Commercial/Commercial Mixed-Use’; and
· changing Schedule ‘H’, being the Development Permit Areas Map by changing the designation of PID 030-151-562, Lot A, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan EPP69557 [899 Esquimalt Road], shown cross-hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Amendment Bylaw No. 2962, from a mix of Development Permit Area No. 4 - Commercial and Development Permit Area No. 6 - Multi-Family Residential to Development Permit Area No. 4 - Commercial.
2.  That Council adopts Amendment Bylaw No. 2963, as attached to Staff Report DEV-20-002 as Appendix B, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050 by changing the zoning designation of PID 030-151-562, Lot A, Section 11, Esquimalt District, Plan EPP69557 [899 Esquimalt Road], shown cross hatched on Schedule ‘A’ of Amendment Bylaw No. 2963, from a mix of C-2 [Neighbourhood Commercial] and RD-1 [Two Family Residential] to CD No. 120 [Comprehensive Development District No. 120].  Carried. (Councillor Brame Opposed)
January 20, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. EPW-20-003Moved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Helliwell: That Council resolves that Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw, 2017, No. 2898, Amendment Bylaw [No. 3], No. 2990, 2020, be given first, second and third readings.  Carried Unanimously.
January 20, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. CSS-20-003Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Vermeulen: That Council award Victoria Animal Control Services the contract to provide animal management services to the Township for a three year period (with option to extend two additional years on mutual agreement) commencing March 1st, 2020.  Carried Unanimously.
January 20, 2020 - Regular CouncilAll PresentStaff Report No. DEV-20-007Moved by Councillor Brame, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council, upon considering comments made at the Public Hearing,  resolves that “Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw No. 2984 [Appendix A] as attached to Staff Report DEV-20-007, which would amend Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, by replacing text as detailed in the contents of amending Bylaw No. 2984, be given third reading and adoption.  Carried Unanimously.
January 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncillor Brame Absent​
(Meeting)
Notice of Motion: Victoria Waterways Loop, Councillor Ken Armour - For DiscussionMoved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Morrison:
WHEREAS: The Victoria Waterways Loop (the Loop) is a 17k paddling route that circles Esquimalt (via Victoria Harbour, Gorge Waterway, Esquimalt Harbour and Esquimalt oceanfront) and is endorsed by Tourism Victoria (see attached letter) because it promotes regional tourism, local businesses and environmental stewardship;
AND WHEREAS: Loop paddlers face a significant navigational challenge with the tidal rapids at the Gorge Tillicum Narrows (under the Tillicum bridge), which is compounded by the lack of a safety portage beach east of the Narrows and the lack a ramp/pathway under Tillicum bridge that connects to Esquimalt Gorge Park;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That Township staff investigate options as part of the 2020 budget discussions to achieve this capital project (including the possibility of using the McLouglin Amenity Funds) and bring back a report on options, costs (including maintenance costs) and timelines in addition to options to amend the parks master plan. Carried Unanimously.
January 6, 2020 - Regular Council

Councillor Brame Absent 
(Meeting)
 

2020 Budget OverviewMoved by Councillor Hundleby, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council direct staff to prepare a Report considering 2020 Tax rate options starting at 2%.
Amendment Motion: Moved by Councillor Armour, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That the Main Motion be amended to strike the words "starting at 2%" and add "between 2% - 4%".   Carried Unanimously.
The vote was called on the Main Motion as amended and declared Carried Unanimously.
January 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncillor Brame Absent
(Meeting)
Staff Report No. FIN-20-002Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Armour: That Council approve the 2020 Revenue, Tax, Budget and Financial Sustainability Policies and Objectives as attached to Staff Report No. FIN-20-002, as Schedule A to Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2986.  Carried. (Councillor Morrison Opposed)
January 6, 2020 - Regular CouncilCouncillor Brame Absent (Meeting)Staff Report No. FIN-20-001Moved by Councillor Helliwell, seconded by Councillor Hundleby: That Council give Revenue Anticipation Bylaw, 2020, No. 2985, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings. Carried Unanimously.