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Saturna Island 2017-2018 News

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October 2018 | Housing Needs Assessment Report

Housing needs assessments are the first step a community can take to understand the gap(s) between the housing needs of its people and the availability of suitable housing to meet that need. The Southern Region Housing Needs Assessment is available here.

Further information on Housing in the Islands Trust is available here.

July 28, 2018 | Meeting Highlights

Approximately 50 people attended the special meeting and public hearings. Proposed Bylaw 119 (LUB Technical Amendments) was amended and then advanced to the Executive Committee for approval. Proposed Bylaws 120 and 121 Density Transfer Bylaws (SA-RZ-2018.1) were advanced to the Executive Committee for approval. It was determined that proposed Bylaws 122 and 123 require further consultation with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development prior to proceeding.

July 28, 2018 | Community Information Meetings and Public Hearings

The Local Trust Committee will hold CIM's and Public Hearings, July 28th, 1:00 p.m. at the Saturna Island Recreational and Cultural Centre - 104 Harris Rd - in further consideration of draft bylaws regarding secondary suites, Notice of Public Hearing BL 122 & 123; and the rezoning application  SA-RZ-2018.1 (Hall), Notice of Public Hearing BL 120 & 121; and the Land Use Bylaw review, Notice of Public Hearing BL 119.  Please join us; light snacks and refreshments will be served.

 April 12, 2018 regular business meeting rescheduled to April 27

Click here for a revised, printable LTC meeting schedule.  Visit the meeting calendar to view all local trust committee meetings. 

Islands Trust | Minute taker opportunity on Saturna Island

The Islands Trust is offering contract minute taker opportunity on Saturna Island.  For more information visit the Bid Opportunities webpage.

February 1, 2018 regular business meeting rescheduled to March 8

Click here for a revised, printable LTC meeting schedule.  Visit the meeting calendar to view all local trust committee meetings. 

2018 Business Meeting Schedule | Adopted

The Saturna Island Local Trust Committee adopted its 2018 regular business meeting schedule.  The calendar tool is now current showing the 2018 meetings.  Meetings are subject to change.  Stay current with all LTC news items and consider becoming an email subscriber.

December 10, 2017 | Special Meeting Highlights

A workshop was held to explore First Nation Relationship building.  Councillor Toby Joseph and his son William, of Tsawout First Nation, opened the meeting with drumming and song.  Well attended by the community, Senior Intergovernmental Policy Advisor Fiona MacRaild lead the workshop with a Power Point presentation followed by questions and comments.

December 10, 2017 | Special Meeting Scheduled

The LTC has scheduled a workshop within a Special Meeting - click here to view the notice - to engage community members on the best approach to acknowledging First Nations history in its Official Community Plan.  Everyone is welcome!  2:00 PM at the Community Hall, 105 East Point Rd.  Light refreshments will be offered.  For full information, go to the calendar tool and select the date, December 10th to view the agenda package.

October 19th & 23rd | Meeting Highlights

At its October 19th business meeting, the LTC gave 2nd & 3rd reading to proposed bylaws no. 117 & 118 and approved application SA-DVP-2016.1 for issuance.  The LTC met October 23rd, at the Islands Trust Victoria boardroom, to review its Land Use Bylaw for technical updates.  

October 23, 2017 | Notice of Special Meeting

The local trust committee is holding a Special Meeting.  Go to the Meeting Calendar webpage and click on the date, October 23 for more information. 

October 19, 2017 | Public Hearing Scheduled 

At its regular business meeting the LTC will hold a public hearing to review draft bylaws No 117 &  No 118 concerning application SA-RZ-2012.1 (Nepenthe Holdings).  For full information, click here.

July 21, 2017 | Our groundwater, our responsibility – workshop coming to your island

Join Islands Trust and partners for a free workshop on wells and their impacts on groundwater.  Find out the details of a workshop near you. 

June 15, 2017 | LTC Meeting Highlights

The Saturna LTC advanced two draft bylaws (no.117 and no.118) to 1st reading. These bylaws are a result of a density transfer application by Nepenthe Holdings Ltd (SA-RZ-2012.1). The LTC also directed staff to arrange a working session to discuss Land Use Bylaw technical amendments that staff is recommending. The LTC approved the 2016/2017 annual report wording that was prepared by staff.  The next scheduled LTC meeting is October 19, 2017.

February 17, 2017 | LTC Meeting Highlights

The Saturna LTC considered a staff report on SA-RZ-2012.1 (Napenthe Holdings Ltd) and directed staff to prepare draft bylaws for the LTC's consideration in order to transfer subdivision density to the Napenthe property.  The LTC also endorsed a First Nations relationship building project charter and considered appointments to the APC.

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