The Corporation of the
CITY OF WHITE ROCK

Regular Council Meeting
AGENDA

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

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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.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT the Corporation of the City of White Rock Council adopt the agenda for its regular meeting scheduled for December 11, 2023 as circulated.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT the Corporation of the City of White Rock adopt the
    November 27, 2023 Regular Council meeting minutes as circulated.

Question and Answer Period will be taking place both in person at the meeting, as well as electronically through email. 


If you wish to have your question submitted electronically you may forward questions and comments to Mayor and Council by emailing ClerksOffice@whiterockcity.ca with Question and Answer Period noted in the subject line.


As of 8:30 a.m., December 6, 2023, 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).

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive for information the correspondence submitted for Question and Answer Period by noon (12:00 p.m.) December 11, 2023, including “On-Table” information provided with staff responses that are available at the time.

Jim Davidson, Artist, to appear as a delegation to propose a painted mural on the north side of Victoria Avenue (between Foster and Martin).

Suzanne Smith, Erin Hallenburg, Rashpal Lovelace and Mark Hadring to attend to inform regarding proposed Biofuel project on Semiahmoo First Nation land.

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Corporate report dated December 11, 2023 from the Director of Recreation and Culture titled "Special Events 2024".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Approve the following new events for 2024:
      1. Yoga for All;
      2. Oxford Hill Climb;
      3. Night Market by the Pier;
      4. South Rock Comedy Festival;
      5. Anniversary Celebration of The Grey Whale Family; and
      6. White Rock Farmer’s Market Christmas Edition; and 

    2. Direct staff to work with organizers to obtain more information to bring back to Council related to the two following proposed events:
      1. South Asian Festival; and
      2. Uptown Music Festival.

Corporate report dated December 11, 2023 from the Director of Recreation and Culture titled "White Rock Community Centre Renovation".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive for information, the report dated December 11, 2023, from the Director of Recreation and Culture, titled “White Rock Community Centre Renovation,” for consideration of the 2024 capital plan.

Corporate report dated December 11, 2023 from the Director of Recreation and Culture titled "2024 Food Cart Program".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council approve the new Food Cart Program Guidelines including applicant requirements, evaluation criteria and minimum vendor performance as outlined in this corporate report dated December 11, 2023 from the Director of Recreation and Culture, titled “2024 Food Cart Program”.

Corporate report dated December 11, 2023 from the Manager of Engineering titled "Five Corners Improvement Project - Public and Stakeholder Engagement". 

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive the corporate report dated December 11, 2023, from the Manager of Engineering, titled “Five Corners Improvement Project – Public and Stakeholder Engagement” for consideration; and

    1. Approve the public and stakeholder engagement plan outlined herein; and
    2. Direct staff to process and proceed with the public and stakeholder engagement.

Corporate report dated December 11, 2023 from the Manager of Operations titled "Collection, Removal, Disposal and Recycling of Solid Waste Bylaw 2015, No. 2084, Amendment No. 10, 2024 No. 2491".


Note: Bylaw 2491 is on the agenda for consideration of staff recommended first, second and third reading under Item 9.1.a

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive for information the Corporate Report dated
    December 11, 2023, from the Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations, titled “Collection, Removal, Disposal and Recycling of Solid Waste Bylaw 2015, No. 2084, Amendment No. 10, 2024 No. 2491”.

Corporate report dated December 11, 2023 from the Director of Financial Services titled "2024 Annual Utility Rates Bylaw".


Note: 2024 Annual Utility Rates Bylaws (Bylaw 2489, 2488, 2487 and 2486) are on the agenda for consideration of staff recommended first, second and third reading under Items 9.1.b - 9.1.e

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive the December 11, 2023, corporate report from the Director, Financial Services, titled “2024 Annual Utility Rates Bylaw” for consideration and subsequent approval and adoption.

Corporate report dated December 11, 2023 from the Director of Financial Services titled "2024 - 2028 Draft Asset Improvement Financial Plan".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Receive for information the corporate report dated December 11, 2023, from the Director, Financial Services, titled “2024 – 2028 Draft Asset Improvement Financial Plan”;
    2. Endorse the presented Draft Asset Improvement Financial Plan figures; and
    3. Direct staff to proceed with preparing the consolidated 2024 – 2028 Financial Plan and to include the projects and amounts detailed in the 2024 – 2028 Draft Asset Improvement Plan.
  • RECOMMENDATION

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

    • Internal Community Hub Steering Committee - November 29, 2023.

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9.1

 

Bylaw 2491 - A bylaw to amend the Collection Removal, Disposal and Recycling of Solid Waste Bylaw in relation to collection hours (between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.)


Note: Bylaw 2491 is the subject of a corporate report under Item 6.2.e

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give first, second and third reading to "Collection, Removal, Disposal and Recycling of Solid Waste Bylaw 2015, No. 2084, Amendment No. 10, 2024, No. 2491".

Bylaw 2489 - A bylaw to amend the Collection, Removal, Disposal and Recycling of Solid Waste Bylaw in relation to solid waste collection service fees (Schedule A)


Note: Bylaw 2489 is the subject of a corporate report under Item 6.2.f

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give first, second and third reading to "Collection, Removal, Disposal and Recycling of Solid Waste Bylaw 2015, No. 2084, Amendment No. 9, 2023 No. 2489".

Bylaw 2488 - A bylaw to amend the Sewer Connection and Rental Charges Bylaw in relation to rental fees (Schedule B).


Note: Bylaw 2488 is the subject of a corporate report under Item 6.2.f

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give first, second and third reading to "Sewer Connection and Rental Charges Bylaw, 1970, No. 396, Amendment Bylaw, 2023, No. 2488".

Bylaw 2487 - A bylaw to amend the White Rock Drainage Utility User Fee Bylaw in relation to Drainage Utility Fees (Schedule A).


Note: Bylaw 2487 is the subject of a corporate report under item 6.2.f

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give first, second and third reading to "White Rock Drainage Utility User Fee Bylaw, 2004, No. 1739, Amendment Bylaw, 2023, No. 2487".

Bylaw 2486 - A bylaw to amend the White Rock Secondary Suite Service Fee Bylaw in relation to fee amounts (Section 3 to be deleted and replaced). 


Note: Bylaw 2486 is the subject of a corporate report under Item 6.2.f

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give first, second and third reading to "White Rock Secondary Suite Service Fee Bylaw, 2012, No. 2009, Amendment No. 8, 2023, No. 2486".

Bylaw 2483 - A bylaw to amend the Latecomer Interest Rate Bylaw with respect to the calculating of interest for latecomer charges. Bylaw 2483 was given three (3) readings on November 27, 2023 and is on the agenda for consideration of final reading at this time.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give final reading to "Latecomer Interest Rate Bylaw, 2015, No. 2088, Amendment No. 5, 2023, No. 2483".

Bylaw 2481 - A bylaw to amend the Water Services Bylaw with respect to Schedule A (Water Service Fees). Bylaw 2481 was given three (3) readings on November 27, 2023 and is on the agenda for consideration of final reading at this time.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give final reading to "Water Services Bylaw, 2015, No. 2117, Amendment No. 13, Bylaw, 2023, No. 2481".

9.2

 

None

Note: Council Policy No. 109 notes that the City of White Rock does not make official proclamations. Items 10.a has been included under correspondence for public information purposes only

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive correspondence Item(s) 10.1a - 10.1b as circulated. 

Correspondence dated November 20, 2023 sent on behalf of All Nations Outreach requesting that June 30, 2024 be proclaimed as Indigenous Survivors Day.


Note: The City of White Rock recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on  September 30th

Metro Vancouver Board in Brief information from the November 24, 2023 meetings.  

12.1

 

Councillor Klassen put forward the following motion for consideration at this time:

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council authorize staff to draft and dispatch a letter, under the Mayor’s signature and on behalf of City Council, addressed to the Honourable Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing expressing concerns regarding Bill 44, Bill 46, and Bill 47

Councillor Chesney provided the following motion for consideration at this time

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council call for a ban on the usage of gas powered leaf blowers in White Rock.

The following are updates for consideration by Council in regard to current Committee appointments:  

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council Amend the Council representation on the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) for 2024 as follows:

    • Rescind the appointment of Councillor Chesney to HAC, as per his request; and
    • Appoint Councillor Lawrence to HAC, in Councillor Chesney's place, whereby Councillor Lawrence will now be Chairperson of HAC for 2024.  
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council: 

    1. Rescind the appointment of Councillor Klassen as representative from the White Rock Business Improvement Association for the remainder of the Council term; and 

    2. Appoint Councillor Cheung as representative to the White Rock Business Improvement Association for the remainder of the Council term.  
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council: 

    1. Rescind the appointment of Councillor Cheung as representative from the Peach Arch Hospital Foundation Healthy Community Grants Commitee for the remainder of the Council term; and 

    2. Appoint Councillor Klassen as representative to the Peach Arch Hospital Foundation Healthy Community Grants Committee for the remainder of the Council term.  
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council: 

    1. Rescind the appointment of Councillor Cheung as representative from the Peach Arch Hospital Foundation Healthy Steering Commitee for the remainder of the Council term; 

    2. Appoint Councillor Klassen as representative to the Peach Arch Hospital Foundation Healthy Steering Commitee for the remainder of the Council term; and 

    3.  Appoint Councillor Cheung as the Alternate representative of the Peach Arch Hospital Foundation Healthy Steering Commitee for the remainder of the Council term. 
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