The Corporation of the

Regular Council Meeting

City Hall Council Chambers
15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, BC, V4B 1Y6

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The City of White Rock is committed to the health and safety of our community. In keeping with
Ministerial Order No. M192 from the Province of British Columbia, City Council meetings will take
place without the public in attendance at this time until further notice. 


T. Arthur, Director of Corporate Administration

We would like to recognize that we are standing/working/meeting on the traditional unceded territory of the Semiahmoo First Nation, and also wish to acknowledge the broader territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.


    THAT the Corporation of the City of White Rock Council adopt the agenda for its regular meeting scheduled for May 31, 2021 as amended to include the following:

    • Item 7.2.b.b – Council Representative Appointments for the At Risk and Vulnerable Population Task Force; and,
    • Item 8.1.b – Updated Bylaw 2387

    THAT the Corporation of the City of White Rock adopt the following meeting minutes:

    • May 10, 2021 - Regular Council Meeting.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, in-person Question and Answer Period has been temporarily suspended until further notice. You may forward questions and comments to Mayor and Council by emailing with Question and Answer Period noted in the subject line. Your questions and comments will be noted along with answers and placed on the City’s website. You will be notified directly once this has been completed.

As of 8:30 a.m., May 26, 2021 there were no Question and Answer period submissions received.

Note: there are to be no questions or comments on a matter that will be the subject of a public hearing (time between the public hearing and final consideration of the bylaw).


    THAT Council receive for information the correspondence submitted for Question and Answer Period by 8:30 a.m. May 31, 2021, including “On-Table” information provided with staff responses that are available at the time.


The Fire Chief to provide a verbal update regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic.


    THAT Council receive for information the following standing and select committee meeting minutes as circulated:

    • Finance and Audit Committee - May 10, 2021;
    • Land Use and Planning Committee - May 10, 2021;
    • Grants-In-Aid Sub-Committee - May 12, 2021; and,
    • Water Community Advisory Panel - May 18, 2021.

    THAT Council approve the following Grants-in-Aid for 2021:           

    The following Grants-in-Aid to be awarded as outlined in the application:

    Tab/Reference #


    Recommended Grant-in-Aid


    Avalon Women's Centre White Rock



    Peace Arch Hospice Society



    Together SS-WR



    Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society



    White Rock Elks Lodge No. 431



    Surrey Youth Theatre Company



    White Rock Orchestra



    White Rock Museum & Archives



    Air Cadet League of Canada 907 Squadron Sponsoring Committee



    White Rock Lawn Bowling Club



    BC Pets and Friends 



    Critter Care Wildlife Society



    Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society



    Peninsula Arts Foundation



    Sources Foundation



    White Rock Players Club



    The following Grants-in-Aid to be awarded be awarded pending confirmation that their event takes place, as proposed, in 2021:

    Tab/Reference #


    Recommended Grant-in-Aid:


    White Rock Pride Society



    Christmas on the Peninsula Society



    Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club



    Earl Marriott Senior Dry Grad







    THAT Council directs staff  to work with the applicants who have been granted provisional funding to determine if the events will be able to proceed as outlined in their applications; and 

    AND THAT those with events that are unable to proceed, that the funds be distributed back into the general Grants-In-Aid fund.


    THAT Council award the following 2021 Arts and Culture events allocation of Grant-in-Aid funding:

    Tab/Reference #


    Recommended Grant-in-Aid


    White Rock Museum & Archives


The following recommendations are included on the May 31, 2021 Governance and Legislation Committee agenda.  Council may wish to consider endorsing them at this time.  


    THAT Council endorse Council Policy 171: Financial Planning Policies Task Force.


    THAT Council endorse Council Policy 172: At Risk and Vulnerable Population Task Force. 


    THAT Council appoints the following Council representatives to serve on the At Risk and Vulnerable Populations Task Force:

    • Mayor Walker (Co-Chairperson); and
    • Councillor Manning (Vice-Chairperson)


Bylaw 2383 - A bylaw to amend Schedule “K” of the Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2020, No. 2369 in regards to Credit Card Service Fees. This bylaw received it's first three readings at the May 10, 2021 regular Council meeting and is presented for consideration of final reading.


    THAT Council gives final reading to the "Fees and Charges Bylaw 2020,
    No. 2369, Amendment No. 2, 2021 No. 2383


Bylaw 2387- A Bylaw to amend the Official Community Plan (OCP), was on the May 31, 2021 Land Use and Planning Committee agenda.  It is being presented for consideration of first and second reading.



    THAT Council give first and second reading to “Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2017, No. 2220, Amendment No. 2 (Height and Density Review), 2021, No. 2387".


    Recommendation #2

    THAT Council consider the consultation strategy in the corporate report dated May 31, 2021 as appropriate for consultation with persons, organizations and authorities that will be affected by “Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2017, No. 2220, Amendment No. 2 (Height and Density Review), 2021, No. 2387,” pursuant to Section 475 of the Local Government Act.


    Recommendation #3

    THAT Council consider “Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2017, No. 2220, Amendment No. 2 (Height and Density Review), 2021, No. 2387” in conjunction with the City’s Financial Plan, and Metro Vancouver’s Integrated Liquid Waste Resource Management Plan and Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan.



    THAT Council:

    1. Direct staff to schedule the public hearing for “Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2017, No. 2220, Amendment No. 2 (Height and Density Review), 2021, No. 2387”; and
    2. Mail notice of the public hearing to those property owners of properties where the land use designation would change to a different land use designation as a result of Bylaw No. 2387.



Note: Further action on the following correspondence items may be considered. Council may request that any item be brought forward for discussion, and may propose a motion of action on the matter.


    THAT Council receive correspondence Items 9.1a - 9.1.e as noted and circulated in the agenda.  

Correspondence dated May 25, 2021 from Minister Adrian Dix in response to White Rock Council's request for consideration for a community vaccination program for White Rock.

Note: Original letter dated April 30, 2021 provided for information. 

Undated correspondence from the Hon. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, South Surrey-White Rock MP, in response to White Rock Council's letter dated May 6, 2021 in support of the "Be Amazing Campaign".

Note: Original letter dated May 6, 2021 provided for information.

Correspondence dated April 1, 2021 from the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) requesting Council's support of the following:

  • Regulation of for-profit long-term care homes; and,
  • For all levels of government to define and implement universal, high-quality long term care for all elderly persons and the vulnerable in Canada.

Correspondence dated March 21, 2021 from the Indo Canadian Workers Association of Canada requesting a motion of support to show solidarity with the Indian Farmers and ask the Federal Government to take action against the Indian Government in regard to regressive farming laws.   

Note: The August Contract Committee meets as required in accordance with Finance Policy 301 - Procurement.

Mayor Walker informs of the appointments of the following members to serve on the August Contract Committee (standing Committee called on an as need basis in the month of August) for 2021:

  • Councillor Manning (Chairperson) ;
  • Councillor Johanson;
  • Councillor Kristjanson; and
  • Councillor Trevelyan (Alternate).