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 June 14, 2021 as circulated.


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

    • May 31, 2021 - Regular Council Meeting; and
    • June 7, 2021 - Regular Meeting for the purpose of Public Hearing (Bylaw 2386)

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., June 9, 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. 
    June 14, 2021, including “On-Table” information provided with staff responses that are available at the time.

Annabelle MacDonald and Stephen Crozier to appear as a delegation to discuss World Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day and the purple lighting at the White Rock Pier which honoured this day.

Debbie Lawrance and John Bogar, White Rock Pickleball Community, to appear as a delegation to request that the upper west court at Centennial Park be designated for pickleball only.

Petition regarding summer Marine Drive westbound lane closure starting June 7, 2021.

Petition with 57 signatures with the statement "We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to Maintain Marine Drive Safety and are opposed to the Westbound Lane Closure".


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

Corporate report dated June 14, 2021 from the Fire Chief titled "Proposed Changes to E-Comm's Members' Agreement".


    THAT Council supports the E-Comm Board of Directors unanimous recommendations on three proposals being brought forward at a Special Meeting of E-Comm Members scheduled to be held June 24, 2021, as described in this corporate report.

Corporate report dated June 14, 2021 from the Director of Planning and Development Services titled "On-Street Temporary Patios Outside of Marine Drive Closure Area".


    THAT Council endorse that food and beverage establishments outside of the Marine Drive one-way closure area, with adjacent on-street parking areas, be eligible for City-supplied traffic barriers to support additional temporary patio areas for outdoor, physically distanced dining.

Corporate report dated June 14, 2021 from the Director of Planning and Development Services titled "Application for Liquor Primary Licence for 1515 Johnston Road (LL 21-016)". 


    THAT Council direct staff to schedule the required public hearing for the proposed Liquor Primary Licence at 1515 Johnston Road.


    That Council authorize staff, pending the results of the public hearing, to forward a copy of the June 14, 2021 report and results of the public hearing to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch along with a resolution to advise that Council is in favour of the Liquor Primary Licence, subject to the hours of liquor service being maintained at the current hours of liquor service for the lounge endorsement at the premises.

Corporate report dated June 14, 2021 from the Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations titled "2021 Paving Program - Contract Award".


    THAT Council approve the award of a contract for the 2021 Paving Program to Mainland Construction Material ULC dba Winvan Paving (Winvan) for $695,932 (excluding GST).


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

    • Governance and Legislation Committee - May 31, 2021; and,
    • Land Use and Planning Committee - May 31, 2021.

    THAT Council endorse amending Council Policy 111 - Order of Proceedings and Business for Council Agendas to add the following as a standing item to Council Policy 111:   Status Update of Council's Top Five (5) Priorities.


    THAT Council endorse Option 1 for the Committee Work Plan (includes a spreadsheet with a possible trim down of column options - see what is utilized). 


    THAT Council deny the temporary use permit and that staff provide a resolution of non-support for the cannabis retail license to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulations Branch.


Bylaw 2386 - A bylaw to permit the construction of mezzanine space for patrons of 3 Dogs Brewing in their new location in the shops at the recently completed Phase 2 of Miramar Village (Unit 107-15181 Thrift Avenue), by excluding the proposed mezzanine space from the maximum floor area in the CD-16 zone. The mezzanine space would allow an additional 46 seats within the establishment.  This bylaw was given first and second reading a the May 10, 2021 Regular Council meeting and went to Public Hearing on June 7, 2021.  The bylaw is being presented for third reading at this time.


    THAT Council gives third and final reading to "White Rock Zoning Bylaw, 2012, No. 2000, Amendment (CD-16 Mezzanine Floor Area Exemption Bylaw, 2021, No. 2386)".



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.

Note: Council Policy No. 109 notes that the City of White Rock does not make official proclamations. Item 9.1.b has been included under correspondence for public information purposes only.


    THAT Council receive the following correspondence as circulated under Items 9.1.a - 9.1.f.  

The Metro Vancouver Board in Brief document for May 28, 2021.  

Correspondence dated May 28, 2021 requesting recognition of Operation Smile Canada's Longest Day of Smiles in June, 2021.

Correspondence dated June 2, 2021 from Minister Conroy, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource, Operations and Rural Development providing an update on the Modernizing Forests Policy.

Correspondence dated May 19, 2021 from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) confirming receipt of the City of White Rocks three (3) resolutions to be included in the UBCM Resolution Book for the 2021 UBCM Convention in September, 2021.

Correspondence dated June 3, 2021 from J. Justason, Union of BC Municipalities providing suggested changes for the City of White Rock UBCM Resolution on the Regional Model Mobile Crises Response Car Program.


    THAT Council endorse the proposed amendment, by the UBCM representative Committee, to have the following resolution submitted (the requested wording amendment is underlined):  

    Resolution with Proposed Amendment:
    Whereas a Mobile Crisis Response Car Program, such as is the Car 67 model which pairs an
    RCMP officer with a mental health care provider to address mental health calls, has been in
    place for some municipalities for decades and has been well received;

    And whereas an integrated robust health care regional model would have value, eliminating
    jurisdictional policy lines (based on local government boundaries) for a regional model that
    follows Health Authority boundaries:

    Therefore be it resolved that UBCM request the Province to provide an integrated health care
    regional model for a Mobile Crisis Response Car Program.

Correspondence dated June 7, 2021 from the White Rock Tennis Club regarding the sport of tennis and stating there has been no increase in the court facilities for tennis in decades. The White Rock Tennis Club are supportive of adding lights to the courts at Centennial in order to allow for more overall hours of court availability so that tennis players can enjoy the courts after the Pickleball players have completed, however they are not in support of conversion of any courts to be exclusively made for pickleball use.  


Councillor Johanson brought forward this motion as a notice of motion at the May 31, 2021 Regular Council meeting to be considered at this time.


    Whereas pickleball has seen explosive growth in our community; and 

    Whereas the local hub for pickleball play for approximately 300 players is Centennial Park; and 

    Whereas the lower three courts at Centennial Park are exclusively for tennis play and the upper two courts are dual purpose courts (pickleball and tennis); and 

    Whereas the tennis courts at Centennial Park receive modest use for tennis play during the week; and 

    Whereas tennis players have the additional option of joining the White Rock Tennis Club for a modest cost; and 

    Whereas permanent pickleball courts would provide the opportunity for new players not able to play in the mornings; and 

    Whereas providing additional full-time court access will reduce the crowding; and 

    Whereas the White Rock Pickleball Group will fund ongoing maintenance of permanent nets along with providing balls; 

    Be it resolved that Council direct staff to meet with the White Rock Pickleball Group to discuss cost-sharing options to remove the tennis court lines on one of the upper dual-purpose courts and install permanent pickleball nets on that court; and 

    Be it further resolved that Council direct staff to relocate the tennis practice board to the three lower tennis courts. 

Mayor Walker requested the following item be brought forward for discussion purposes: 



    THAT Council appoint the following to the Financial Planning Policies Task Force:

    Councillor _____________ as Chairperson; and 

    Councillor _____________  as Vice-Chairperson. 

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