Council Meeting Highlights – April 21, 2016

imageThe following summarizes the April 21, 2016 Regular Council meeting.

This information is provided in accordance with Council’s Strategic Priority – Governance and is in keeping with the City’s commitment to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability. City of Powell River Website:

In recognition of Poetry month, Council received duet poetry readings from Sarah Warman/Meaghan Turley and Olivia Warman/Kayla Baker.

Jeremy Dunn presented the BC Salmon Farmers Association Sustainability Progress Report on Salmon Aquaculture in BC and provided an update on their Marine Environmental Research Program.

Development Variance Permit 192
Council approved issuing Development Variance Permit 192 for a vacant lot on Marine Avenue, at Quesnel Street, to permit an increased height allowance for a proposed accessory building.

Community Roundtable for Sustainability
Council approved convening and hosting a Community Roundtable for the Strategic Community Priority of Sustainability and appointed Councillors Southcott and Leishman as interim Co-Chairs for the inaugural meeting of the Roundtable on Sustainability.

Community Appreciation Event
Council approved Councillor Hathaway taking the lead to explore the idea of a Council Community Appreciation event at Willingdon Beach following the 2016 Sea Fair parade and report to Council with a recommendation.

Council approved the following first quarter Grants-in-Aid:

  • Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (BC Francophone Youth Council) $5,000
  • Marine Area Business Association $2,000
  • Powell River Action Centre – Food Bank $10,000
  • Powell River & District Christmas Cheer Committee $2,000
  • Powell River Cycling Association $1,000
  • Powell River Sea Fair Society $2,500
  • Malaspina Land Conservancy Society $3,000

Lieutenant Governor Reception
Council approved the City of Powell River hosting a reception for the Lieutenant Governor following the Kathaumixw gala opening on July 5.

Sustainable Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 2436
Council gave third reading to Sustainable Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 2436, a bylaw to re-designate a portion of a vacant parcel on Marine Avenue near Brooks School from “Agriculture” to “Employment Centre”.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2437
Council gave third reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2437 a bylaw to rezone a portion of a vacant parcel located on Marine Avenue near Brooks School from “Large Lot Rural Zone (A2)” to “Institutions (NT)”.

Grant application submission for Haslam Lake Watermain
Council approved submitting a grant application to the New Building Canada Small Communities Fund for the Haslam Lake Water Supply Main Replacement Project.

If further information is needed on any of these matters, please contact the City Clerk at 604-485-8603 or email These highlights are provided to summarize the Council meeting and are not the official record of the meeting. The minutes of this meeting will be posted on the City’s website once adopted.


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