The regular meeting of municipal council was held on Sept. 14 in council chambers.
All council members except Coun. Janet Peake were present.
Secondary suite approved
Council approved a development variance permit application for a secondary suite at 14612 Biagioni Ave.
The property is not connected to the municipal sewer system.
The approval is subject to a restrictive covenant, limiting development on the property to a maximum of three bedrooms.
Variance permit approved
Council approved a development variance permit for 15416 Victoria Rd. N.
The variance reduces the rear and interior side yard setback to 1.5 metres for an accessory. The gross floor area of an accessory building is increased from 100 square metres to 134 square metres.
Rezoning bylaws read
Council gave first reading to a pair of bylaws changing the Official Community Plan designation and zoning for 35888 Garnett Valley Road.
Under the bylaws, the OCP designation will change from Open Space to Agriculture and the zoning will change from PP-Preservation and Protection to A2- Agriculture Large Acreage.
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Zoning amendment introduced
Council gave first reading to an amendment of the zoning bylaw to allow breweries, distilleries and meaderies as a permitted use in the A1 and A2 zones.
The bylaw will go to a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Zoning amendment read
Council gave first reading to a zoning amendment for the Hunters Hill cluster development at 18654 Garnett Valley Rd. and 19013 Bentley Rd.
The bylaw will proceed to a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
The final adoption of the bylaw will be considered in conjunction with a covenant registered on the titles of the properties.
The covenant will limit development to a maximum of 67 lots and will require the dedication of at least 28 hectares as park.
The covenant will also require the upgrading of Sanborn Street from Bentley Road to the subject property, including a minimum of 7.3 metres of asphalt and all required utilities.
The bylaw reading was carried with Mayor Peter Waterman opposed.
Cost charges amended
Council gave first three readings to a development cost charges bylaw amendment for small residential buildings. The bylaw must be forwarded to the provincial inspector for approval prior to adoption.
Tax exemption meeting scheduled
A special committee of the whole meeting will be held on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. to review applications for the 2016 permissive tax exemptions.
The appointment of the chief administrative officer as deputy corporate officer was rescinded.
In the absence of the corporate officer, the deputy corporate officer will be appointed to act in the corporate officer’s position, with the same powers, duties and functions.
Crown land tenure endorsed
Council gave its endorsement to the municipality’s application for a crown land tenure with the province.
The property, at 13209 Lakeshore Dr. S., is to allow for a sublease of the property to the Summerland Yacht Club.
Outdoor smoking bylaw read
Council gave third reading to its outdoor smoking regulation bylaw.