The Corporation of the
CITY OF WHITE ROCK

Regular Council Meeting
POST-MEETING AGENDA

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

*Live Streaming/Telecast: Please note that all Committees, Task Forces, Council Meetings, and Public Hearings held in the Council Chamber are being recorded and broadcasted as well included on the City’s website at: www.whiterockcity.ca

 

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.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT the Corporation of the City of White Rock Council adopt the agenda for its regular meeting scheduled for April 12, 2021 as amended to include: 

    • Amended March 29, 2021 Regular Council meeting minutes (in regard to the Environmental Advisory Committee recommendations on the Official Community Plan); and
    • "On-Table" petition in regard to Item 13.2 Maccaud Park Courts. 
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT the Corporation on the City of White Rock adopt the March 29, 2021 Regular Council minutes as amended to include an "On-Table" Item, Petition regarding Item 13.2. Maccaud Park Courts.

In honor of April being "National Poetry Month" Mayor Walker will read out a poem from a local student, Sanjana Karthik.  Sanjana will be in attendance, and will read out an additional poem.

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 ClerksOffice@whiterockcity.ca 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.

The following correspondence was received by 8:30 a.m., April 7, 2021 with respect to Question and Answer period:

a) P. Kealy, expressing concerns regarding the allocation of $50,000 towards batting cages in relation to resident taxes. 

Response from Director of Financial Services attached for information.

b) N. Newton, enquiring on COVID-19 vaccination protocol for patients at Peace Arch Hospital. 

Response from Cathy Wiebe, Executive Director White Rock/ South Surrey and Delta Health Services & Peace Arch and Delta Hospitals attached for information. 

c) J. Leszczynski, asking Council and city staff to review holiday greetings noted in the City Connects e-newsletter to ensure that it encompasses the diversity of the community.

Response from Manager of Communications attached for information. 

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 8:30 a.m., April 12, 2021, information provided with staff responses that are available at the time.

Amy Da Costa and Fred Kline to attend as a delegation in regard to concerns with speeds on Roper Avenue between Stayte Road and Johnson Road; and to request that Council evaluate the feasibility of improving the 30 km/hr speed limit signage at the Alan Hogg Park entrance. 

None

None

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

Corporate report dated April 12, 2021 from the Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations titled "Contract Award - 20202 Water Utility Capital Works Construction Contract".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Approve the 2020 Water Main Upgrade – Chestnut, Blackburn to North Bluff budget of $289,000, as well as the 2020 Water Main Upgrade - 1500 Blk Stevens budget of $399,000 which are in the 2021 – 2025 Financial Plan; and
    2. Approve the award of the 2020 Water Utility Capital Works Construction Contract to Brighouse Civil Contracting DTM Ltd. in the amount of $454,576 (excluding GST).

     

  • RECOMMENDATION

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

    • Land Use and Planning Committee - March 29, 2021; and
    • COVID-19 Recovery Task Force - March 16, 2021.
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Direct planning staff to obtain public input through a public meeting conducted as an electronic meeting with notice of the meeting given in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act, including notice in newspapers and distribution by mail to property owners / occupants within 100 metres of the subject property; and
    2. Following the electronic public meeting, consider approval of Development Variance Permit No. 439.
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct staff to advance the zoning amendment Application at 877 Kent Street  to the next stage in the application review process.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Direct planning staff to obtain public input through a public meeting conducted as an electronic meeting with notice of the meeting given in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act, including notice in newspapers and distribution by mail to property owners / occupants within 100 metres of the subject property;
    2. Following the electronic public meeting, approve issuance of Development Variance Permit No. 438.

Note: The recommendation provided by the Water Community Advisory Panel in regard to requesting "alternatives" be brought forward appears to be outside previous Council direction.  Staff at this time are acting on Council direction given at the December 2, 2019 Regular Council meeting (currently working on bringing forward information in relation to a phased approach to consumption based water utility rates).   

This item was deferred from the March 29, 2021 Regular Council meeting.  Meeting minutes from the March 9, 2021 Panel meeting are attached for information purposes. 

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct staff to continue to work on finalizing a water rate structure with alternatives with the Panel and report back to Council.

Note:  Information on the Community Health Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub attached for reference purposes. 
           Staff note there may be budget considerations to discuss in relation to the recommendation.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council consider endorsing the Community Health and Social Innovation proposal as a way of examining the needs of the senior population.

8.1

A Bylaw to adopt a Financial Plan for 2021 to 2025.  The Bylaw was originally presented at the March 29, 2021 Regular Council meeting, a decision regarding the bylaw was not made at that time.  The bylaw is on the agenda for consideration of first, second and third reading at this time.

Note: The following reports regarding the bylaw are attached for reference purposes:

  • December 2, 2020 Finance and Audit Committee report;
  • January 25, 2021 Finance and Audit Committee report;
  • March 8, 2021 Finance and Audit Committee report; and,
  • March 29, 2021 Regular Council report.
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give first, second and third readings to the "White Rock 2021-2025 Financial Plan Bylaw, 2021, No. 2377".

8.2

None

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive correspondence circulated in the agenda as Item 9.1.a. and 9.1.b.

Correspondence dated March 17, 2021 regarding a proposed story board on the White Rock Pier as a commemorative tribute to the Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Team).  

NoteCouncil may wish to consider a motion for staff to review and bring forward information in regard to a commemorative tribute to the Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Team) / a storyboard from the City of White Rock, including budget implications.

Letter dated February 26, 2021 from Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) to notify the following City's resolution has been endorsed with an Amendment:  NR69 Vacancy Tax:

Whereas the City of Vancouver has authority through the Vancouver Charter to implement and Annual Vacancy Tax;

And whereas other municipalities are governed through the Community Charter where there is no current authority to implement a Vacancy Tax;

Therefore be it resolved that UBCM work with the Province of British Columbia to amend the authority given to municipalities through the Community Charter permitting municipalities the authority to impose, by bylaw, an annual vacancy tax on taxable residential properties.  

Resolutions Committee Comments Amendment:

Therefore be it resolved that UBCM work with the Province of British Columbia to amend the authority given to municipalities through the Community Charter permitting municipalities the authority to impose, by bylaw, an annual vacancy tax on taxable residential and commercial  properties. 

Note:  This is included on the agenda for information purposes.  

Mayor Walker noted the following community events / information:

  • March 30, South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce "Chamber Chat"
  • March 30, Facebook Live with Councillor Kristjanson
  • April 1, TransLink Mayor's Council 
  • April 7, Regional call with Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing and the BC Mayors and Regional District Chairs for the South West Region 
  • April 8, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors Budget Workshop
  • April 9, Call with Local MLA, Kerry-Lynne Findlay and MP Trevor Halford

Note:  April 11 - 17 "Prevention of Violence Against Women's Week"

11.1

Councillor Johanson provided the following motion for consideration at this time: 

Note:  Staff note that it is likely that amendments pertaining to building heights within the Waterfront Village designation could be presented in tandem with changes to the boundaries of this designation (along Elm Street). It would be advantageous to receive direction from Council as it relates to this potential designation change as staff would need time to evaluate the appropriateness of such in the context of the property(ies) to which the amendment would apply. Although please note this could add time to the on-going review of building heights outside the Town Centre.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:  Whereas the Official Community Plan (OCP) includes Elm Street as part of the Waterfront Village; and

    Whereas Elm Street is the only street off Marine Drive that is part of the Waterfront Village; and

    Whereas Elm Street has no commercial activity; and

    Whereas Elm Street is in fact part of a mature neighbourhood,

    Amends the OCP be amended to remove Elm Street from the Waterfront Village designation.

Councillor Trevelyan  provided the following motion for consideration at this time:

Note: There are five (5) photos in relation to the motion provided for information.  

Whereas take-out trash and other garbage has been increasing on Marine Drive and the Promenade due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council directs staff to explore further options that are available to the City in order to keep the waterfront clean and free of overflowing garbage cans, including but not limited to increased pickups, more garbage cans, an advertising campaign; and further information, given that the increase in garbage is due directly to the impact of COVID restrictions, can the Federal / Provincial Grant be used to support garbage pickup.

At the March 15, 2021 Special Council meeting, Council endorsed a motion to extend the Water Community Advisory Panel for at least three (3) meetings in order to finish their work on the water rate structure.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council extend the term of appointments for the existing Water Community Advisory Panel in order for additional three (3) meetings to be held to complete discussion in regard to water utility user rates.  

Councillor Chesney provided the following motion for consideration at this time:

 

Given the rapidly increasing COVID cases in the Fraser Health Region;

This past long Easter week-end our waterfront parking was full;

All the patios were packed and the massive lineups for take-out service have caused great concern for many of our taxpaying residents; 

One of the Provincial health guidelines is to stay home; and

I understand people want to get out and get some fresh air and exercise. 

Therefore I Recommend:

THAT Council direct staff to report what measures the City should put in place, if any, to help address keeping with Health Orders during the pandemic at the waterfront.

Mayor Walker informs of the appointments of the following members to serve on the Grants-in-Aid SubCommittee (Standing Committee ) for 2021:

  • Councillor Kristjanson, Chairperson
  • Councillor Fathers
  • Councillor Manning; and 
  • Councillor Johanson (Alternate)

Councillors Johanson and Trevelyan requested that this item be added to the agenda for reconsideration / discussion.

The following motion was considered and defeated at the March 29, 2021 Regular Council meeting.  At this time it is being requested that this item be reconsidered.  

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council no longer consider tennis and pickleball courts at Maccaud Park.