Next Whistler council meeting day is September 18
September 14, 2012, 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 September 18 and get the latest news directly, watch with live streaming video or sign up to receive updates.
September 18, 2012 council meeting day (all open to the public)
Committee of the Whole meeting 2 p.m., Municipal Hall
- A presentation by councillor Andrée Janyk, councillor John Grills, Emma DalSanto, RMOW transportation demand management coordinator, and Frank Savage, RMOW planner will provide an update on cycling planning activities in the areas of transportation cycling, road cycling and cycling tourism.
- A presentation by Shauna Hardy Mishaw, executive director and founder, and Jane Milner, managing director of the Whistler Film Festival Society, regarding RMOW funding support for the Rainbow Theatre Capital Project. A presentation by Marla Zucht, general manager of the Whistler Housing Authority, regarding the Whistler Housing Authority’s 2012 Employer Housing Needs Assessment. Reference material can be found in the corresponding information report for the September 18 council meeting.
View the Committee of the Whole agenda online.
Regular council meeting 5:30 p.m., Millennium Place
Meeting highlights include the following:
- A report regarding the Mons Industrial Land rezoning application, which responds to the comments made by council at the August 21, 2012 council meeting. Council referred the report to staff for further clarification about the allowable uses, the tree buffer and developable gross floor area. The report describes additional commitments proposed by the applicant in response to council’s comments. The proponent seeks to rezone the land from RSE1 (Residential Single Estate One) to a new CTI1 (Community and Transportation One) zone to provide industrial type uses supporting community and transportation infrastructure and civic uses. View the August 21 council briefs for information on the rezoning.
- The 2011 Cheakamus Crossing District Energy System Annual Report covers the year 2011, along with some information from 2012. In September 2010, the RMOW committed to conducting an annual review of Cheakamus Crossing District Energy System (CC DES) fees versus actual costs, and reporting to council any recommended changes to fees. According to the report, the CC DES performance has been in line with initial expectations in both 2011 and 2012. The report recommends that during the 2013 budget planning process that CC DES user fees remain unchanged for the year and also recommends that a CC DES annual reconstruction project be established in 2013, with a corresponding reduction in operating budget.
- A report to council outlining the results of the Whistler Housing Authority’s 2012 Employer Housing Needs Assessment. The 2012 Employer Housing Needs Assessment compiles information collected from a comprehensive survey of Whistler businesses to assess the employment characteristics and housing needs of Whistler’s workforce. 2012 is the fifteenth consecutive year this research has been conducted by the Whistler Housing Authority with Whistler’s business community.
- The Terms of Reference for the Emergency Planning Committee will be before council for approval. The role of the committee is to provide policy direction and guidance to the Whistler Emergency Program and ensure that legislative requirements are fulfilled. In addition, the committee provides a forum for elected officials, RMOW staff and other agencies to work together to develop a coordinated approach to emergency planning.
Public Hearings 6 p.m., Millennium Place
The public hearing on September 18 has been called for members of the community to make representations to council or present written submissions regarding Zoning Amendment Bylaw (1350 Cloudburst Drive) No. 1978, 2011. The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to amend the RS12 (Residential Single Family Twelve) zoned lands at 1350 Cloudburst Drive to permit duplex dwellings, townhouses and employee housing uses. The list of permitted uses has been clarified by stating that auxiliary residential dwelling units are only permitted in detached dwellings. In addition, a number of associated amendments are required which affect the form of development standards to ensure a consistent look and feel in the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood.
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