Council Meeting Highlights: April 11, 2022

Apr 11, 2022

Here is a quick snapshot of the outcome of the April 11, 2022 Council meeting. Please watch the video or view the minutes (once they are posted) for details.

REPORTS

Development Proposal for Evelyn by Onni Lot 8

Evelyn is a residential community next to Taylor Way. The 21-acre site has its own Master Development Agreement and does not fall within the boundaries of the future Taylor Way Local Area Plan.

There are currently 350 housing units in Evelyn, including single-family homes, duplexes, and apartment buildings. Lot 8 is zoned for apartment buildings but has not been developed yet.

Onni applied for zoning variances for setbacks, building height, and number of storeys to increase the number of secure rental units on this lot from 30 to 139 (17 below market and 122 market rental).

Council did not support the current proposal and so it will not be moving to a public hearing at this time.

Urban Forest Management Plan Progress Update

At the Council meeting on September 28, 2020, Council directed staff to develop an Urban Forest Management Plan, and staff provided an informative update at this meeting.

The urban forest is an asset that provides many important benefits for the health and livability of our community, but it continues to be impacted by climate change and development activities.

While there are many benefits of the urban forest, there are also risks. Key concerns include wildfire, storm damage, slope stability, dead trees, and uprooting of trees. The Urban Forest Management Plan will work with other District policies to fill gaps and make recommendations to address these risks.

It is important to maintain the health and maximize the benefits of our urban forest, and an urban forest management plan will protect, enhance, and maintain the health of West Vancouver's urban forest over the next 15 years. 

Council received the report for information.

Community engagement is now underway until May 9 at 4 p.m. so that staff can develop a plan that reflects the values of the community. Visit westvancouverite.ca/forest to take the survey, attend an information meeting, and subscribe to updates on this project.

BYLAWS

Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw and Parkland Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw

On March 28, Council read the bylaws a first, second, and third time. Council adopted the bylaws.

Consumption of Liquor in Public Places Bylaw

On March 28, Council read the bylaw a first, second, and third time. Council adopted the bylaw.

Foreshore Development Permit Area

On March 29, Council read this bylaw a second and third time. Council adopted the bylaw.

CONSENT AGENDA

A consent agenda allows Council to approve all these items together without discussion or individual motions. Council approved all of the reports listed below.

Other Items/Notices of Motion

Notice of Motion Regarding A Just Transition Act for Canada

This item will be voted on at a future meeting.

NEXT MEETING

A public hearing will take place on April 25, 2022. Immediately following the public hearing the regular Council meeting will take place.


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