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Meeting Date & TypeCouncil AttendanceReferenceResolution
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.