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APRIL

  • April 19, 2018 | Approximately 120 members of the public attended the afternoon session of the meeting and, during the Town Hall session, many expressed concern about the lack of affordable housing on Salt Spring Island. The SSI LTC: approved the DVP for 234 Scott Point Drive regarding an encroachment into the setback from the natural boundary of the sea; deferred consideration of the DVP for 195 Head Street pending planting of a privacy screen; referred Bylaw No. 507 regarding the Croftonbrook application (132 Corbett Road) to the APC; and adopted Bylaw No. 509 regarding the Salt Spring Tennis Association application for 805 Lower Ganges Road.
  • April 4, 2018 | Call for Volunteers |The Salt Spring Island (LTC) welcomes applications for its Advisory Planning Commissions and Board of Variance. APC and AAPC members serve for terms of up to 2 years and meet up to 12 times per year on Thursday afternoons. Board of Variance members serve for three year terms and meet when applications are received (typically less than once per year). More information on Advisory Planning Commissions and Board of Variance.  

MARCH

  • March 29, 2018 | The SSI LTC held a Community Information Meeting and Public Hearing for 805 Lower Ganges Road. Proposed Bylaw 509 was read a third time as amended and will be forwarded for approval.
    The SSI LTC also: amended the Rural Watershed Uses proposed Bylaws 487 and 496 and read them a third time and asked they be forwarded for approval; Referred SS-ALR-2017.2 - 255 Musgrave Road to the SSI Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission; Provided comments about hours, noise and parking to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for SS-LCB-2018.2 - Salt Spring Wild Cider House and Distillery Ltd on 151 Sharp Road; and Read Bylaws 500 and 501 a second time and requested staff schedule a Public Hearing for SS-RZ-2016.4 - Gulf Island Brewing Ltd. - 270 Furness Road.
  • March 1, 2018 | SSI LTC amended Bylaw No. 509 (805 Lower Ganges Road) LUB Amendment and rezoning to allow for additional recreational uses and deferred the Public Hearing for proposed to the March 29, 2018 meeting. Ganges Harbourwalk project, (Proposed Bylaw No. 491), the LTC: supported the principle of the LTC submitting an application to the Ministry of FLNRO for a Right-of-Way for the harbourwalk and directed staff write FLNRO to advise that an application is likely forthcoming and ask they suspend renewal of the (Ganges Marina) lease to such time that the application has been processed to conclusion; and directed staff inform CRD staff regarding the actions taken. The LTC amended Bylaw 489 and gave 3rd reading to Proposed Bylaws 488, 489, 490 - Industrial Lands project and requested staff engage in secondary public consultations with the affected property owners to identify any outstanding concerns. 347 Bridgman Road - an OCP amendment and rezoning from Commercial Accommodation to Rural zone variant. The LTC read Bylaws 498 and 499 a first time and requested staff refer them to agencies and First Nations. The LTC encouraged the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance prioritize mapping the aquifer(s) in the vicinity of Vesuvius/Channel Ridge and asked that they investigate the possibility of metering all properties that draw water from St. Mary Lake so that an accurate account of overall water draw off from the lake can be obtained.

FEBRUARY

  • February 16, 2018 | A public hearing has been scheduled to review the three proposed bylaws for the implementation of the Industrial Lands Project. Further information on this project may be found on the project page.
  • February 8, 2018 | Public Hearing scheduled - Changes to agricultural policies and the regulation of farming in Rural Watershed 1 and 2 Zones. Further information available on the project page.
  • February 1, 2018 | Tax Requisition - Freshwater sustainability is a top priority for Islands Trust Council and the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) for the upcoming 2018/2019 fiscal year. Coordinated watershed management is essential to achieving freshwater sustainability on Salt Spring Island. The LTC has asked Trust Council to approve a $98,500 property tax requisition for the ongoing coordination of the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (SSIWPA) and to continue the development of an Integrated Watershed Management Program​. Please see this FAQ and backgrounder on the work of SSIWPA. For more information, please visit the LTC Watershed Management Project page, the SSIWPA website or contact ssiinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca.

JANUARY

  • January 18, 2018 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights - The SSI LTC received the “Approval Processes for Water Supply Systems on Salt Spring Island” report and requested it be forwarded to Executive Committee for information. The SSILTC also directed staff to incorporate some of the report requirements into the DAI bylaw being drafted.  Later, the SSI LTC approved issuance of DP SS-DP-2017.14 to install a septic system and a 675 square foot modular home at 150 Terminus Street and read bylaw 509 a second time and requested staff schedule a Public Hearing for a rezoning application to permit an additional indoor and outdoor tennis court at 805 Lower Ganges Road.

 

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