Council Briefs

A quick look at the motions that were passed at District of Sooke Council on July 9


At the regular council meeting on July 9, council adopted the following bylaws:

Bylaw No. 521, Zoning Amendment Bylaw, Talc Place Park. Council adopted the bylaw and granted a Development Variance Permit. The purpose of the rezoning was to close Talc Park from Public Recreation to Medium Lot Residential.

A number of small parks in the Sooke area were closed and rezoned to allow for residential development.

Council adopted Bylaw No. 537, Sooke Sewer Specified Area Amendment Bylaw to allow sewer system service to property located at 7188 West Coast Road.

The Finance and Administration Committee recommended:

That council change the comprehensive general liability insurance coverage to the Municipal Insurance Association of B.C.

Council considered and rejected a recommendation to pave and overlay Galena Road. The 2012 Financial Plan would have had to be amended and alloted funds to come from the Capital Assets Replacement Reserve to cover the cost of the project, which would be $71,000.

Council approved a lease for the Sooke Fire Rescue Society for the firefighters lounge in the municipal hall. The Mayor Wendal Milne and the acting chief administrative officer will sign the lease.

The next regular council meeting takes place on July 23, 2012.

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