Next Whistler council meeting day is August 21
August 17, 2012: Whistler, BC − Looking for information on municipal programs and services from your local government? Attend the next regular Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) council meeting on August 21 and get the latest news directly, watch with live streaming video or sign up to receive updates.
August 21, 2012 council meeting day (all open to the public)
Committee of the Whole meeting 2 p.m., Municipal Hall
- Council will receive a presentation by Liz Scremin and Rob Brusse on behalf of the Spearhead Huts Committee.
- Eric Scott, Vice President of Flight Operations and Safety for Harbour Air Group will give a presentation regarding Harbour Air in Whistler.
View the Committee of the Whole agenda online.
Regular council meeting 5:30 p.m., Millennium Place
Meeting highlights include the following:
- Staff will present an information report regarding Whistler’s 2011 Annual Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Performance. The report will provide a summary of the community’s energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance for the year 2011. The report also includes a summary of the ongoing energy and emissions performance for the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) internal corporate operations. Regular public reporting both of community and corporate energy and greenhouse gas emissions performance is a commitment of the Whistler Official Community Plan, the RMOW Carbon Neutral Operations Plan, and the municipality’s council-adopted commitments within the BC Climate Action Charter.
- Council will be presented with a review and report regarding Parks and Recreation Fees and Charges Review Strategy and Timeline, that outlines anticipated timelines for implementation, and identifies proposed public engagement, research, considerations and rationale for any considered changes. The review is currently being undertaken by staff in an effort to update the five-year fee schedules for parks and recreation facilities and Meadow Park Sports Centre admission and passes. The report also provides an update on the status of a review of the Municipality’s Recreation Assistance Program, the Parks and Recreation Facility Fee Schedule and the Parks and Recreation Admission and Pass Fee Schedules. The report recommends that council approve a fee schedule for 2013 that would see a 30 per cent increase in fees with a 20 per cent discount for residents.
Council will consider administrative reports including:
- Zoning Amendment Bylaw (Restaurant Uses) No. 2014, 2012 proposes to present a municipally initiated zoning amendment bylaw that would define “restaurant” to exclude drive-in and drive-through restaurants throughout the municipality (any exceptions would need to be individually approved by council) and to add drive-through restaurant as a permitted use in the LC5 zone for the existing drive-through restaurant at 4370 Lorimer Road. The report recommends that council give first and second readings to the zoning amendment and to authorize scheduling of a public hearing for the bylaw, as directed by council at the July 17 council meeting.
- An amendment to Zoning and Parking Bylaw 303 to rezone the BC Transit Facility, located at 8011 Highway 99, to permit passenger transportation vehicle parking, maintenance, repair, fueling and administration facilities, auxiliary buildings and auxiliary uses. This report describes the proposed rezoning for the BC Transit Facility and seeks council’s consideration of first and second readings for the affected bylaws. Visit whistler.ca/bylaw for the current version of Bylaw 303.
Public Hearing 6 p.m., Millennium Place
This public hearing on August 21 has been called for members of the community to make representations to council or present written submissions regarding Zoning Amendment Bylaw (Industrial Service Six Zone) No. 2005, 2012. The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands from IS1 (Industrial Service One) to IS6 (Industrial Service Six) to allow a modestly sized grocery store to operate at this location. Creation of the IS6 Zone can be seen as a first step toward identifying the changing needs in Function Junction as noted in the 2012-2014 RMOW Corporate Plan. During the July 17 council meeting, council gave first and second readings to the bylaw in question.
The public hearing regarding Zoning Amendment Bylaw (Function Junction - Indoor Recreation Uses) No. 2003, 2012 originally scheduled for August 21 has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
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About the Resort Municipality of Whistler
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is Whistler’s local government led by an elected council and administered by an executive team and staff on behalf of 9,824 residents and two million annual visitors. The RMOW manages municipal planning and development, park and Village operations, sports facilities and recreation, public utilities and environmental services, bylaws and enforcement, fire rescue, fiscal planning and financial services, legislative services, human resources, communications and the administration of the Whistler2020 Comprehensive Sustainability Plan and Whistler’s Official Community Plan. The RMOW collaborates with in-resort and external partners to create visitor experiences and enrich community life.
Whistler’s vision is to be the premier mountain resort community as it moves toward sustainability. Whistler was the proud Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.