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

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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.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT the February 22, 2021 Regular agenda be amended as follows:

    • Item 4 – On Table Question submitted by Thyrza Cohen, with an answer from the Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations;
    • Item 5.1.b – Information from Cheryl Lightowlers in regarding to the delegation on a warming center for the homeless;

    AND that the agenda be varied 8.1.a Bylaw 2376 be heard after 6.2.a adopted as amended.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT the Corporation of the City of White Rock adopt the February 8, 2021 meeting minutes as circulated.

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.

As of 8:30 a.m., February 17, 2021 there were no Question and Answer period submissions received.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive for information the correspondence submitted for Question and Answer Period by 8:30 a.m., February 22, 2021, including “On-Table” information provided with staff responses that are available at the time.

John Leighton and Charmaine Skepasts to attend the meeting to provide an overview and introduction to the White Rock Concerts Society.

Community members Cheryl Lightowlers and Kathy Booth to attend to request consideration for an emergency day time warming Centre for those experiencing homelessness. 

None

None

The Fire Chief to provide a verbal report regarding the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. 

Corporate report dated February 22, 2021 from the Director of Planning and Development Services titled "Amendment to White Rock Noise Control Bylaw (Bylaw No. 2378) - Delegation to Consider Approval of Utility Work on Sundays".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive the February 22, 2021 corporate report from the Director of Planning and Development Services, “Amendment to White Rock Noise Control Bylaw (Bylaw No. 2378) – Delegation to Consider Approval of Utility Work on Sundays” and advise staff if there are any requested changes prior to the potential readings of the bylaw.

Corporate report dated February 22, 2021 from the Director of Planning and Development Services titled "Early Review of Zoning Amendment Application - Mezzanine Space in Floor Calculations (3 Dogs Brewery)".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    Recommendation amended  February 18, 2021 

    THAT Council direct staff to advance the zoning amendment proposed by 3 Dogs Brewing to enable mezzanine space to be utilized in their new location at Miramar Village, by:

    1. Directing the proponent to proceed to the next stage of the application process (i.e. a Public Information Meeting); or
    2. Directing staff to bring forward a text amendment to the Zoning Bylaw that would apply more broadly across all zones in the City to enable commercial mezzanine spaces to be excluded from floor area calculations if they would cause an undersupply of parking.
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct staff to advance the zoning amendment proposed by 3 Dogs Brewing to enable mezzanine space to be utilized in their new location at Miramar Village, by:

    1. Directing the proponent to proceed to the next stage of the application process (i.e. a Public Information Meeting); or
    2. Directing staff to bring forward a text amendment to the Zoning Bylaw that would apply more broadly across all zones in the City to enable commercial mezzanine spaces to be excluded from floor area calculations if they would not cause an undersupply of parking.

Corporate report dated February 22, 2021 from the Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations titled "Transportation Master Plan - Survey Results".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Support walkability as a transportation infrastructure priority;
    2. Direct Staff to make improving walking networks, sidewalk infrastructure and traffic safety a priority during the Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan’s next phase of public engagement; and
    3. Direct Staff to develop a walking network and a phased implementation plan as part of the Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan.

Corporate report dated February 22, 2021 from the Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations titled "Solid Waste Collection Review".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Direct staff to conduct a financial analysis and review funding models
        that would enable the City to provide solid waste collection for Multi-
        Family (MF) and Institutional, Commercial and Industrial (ICI) buildings
        by a City managed contractor; and

    2. Direct staff to obtain a legal opinion to determine if the City through bylaw
        can request private property owners to terminate contracts with private
        solid waste haulers.

  • RECOMMENDATION

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

    • Finance and Audit Committee Meeting - February 3, 2021;
    • Land Use and Planning Committee Meeting - February 8, 2021;
    • Environmental Advisory Committee Meeting - January 21, 2021;
    • Housing Advisory Committee Meeting - January 27, 2021;
    • Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee Meeting - January 26, 2021;
    • Public Art Advisory Committee Meeting - January 28, 2021;
    • History and Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting - February 3, 2021;
    • Seniors Advisory Committee Meeting - February 2, 2021;
    • Environmental Advisory Committee Meeting - February 4, 2021;
    • Water Community Advisory Panel Meeting - February 9, 2021; and 
    • Economic Development Advisory Committee - February 10, 2021.

Note:  Prior to Council consideration of the following recommendation, Council may consider referring the item to staff so they can bring forward information as to how this recommendation may impact progress on Council’s Strategic Priorities, staff’s work plan and inform regarding possible financial implications.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct Engineering staff and Arts and Culture staff to work together to explore opportunities and possibilities to incorporate Public Art in White Rock, including road ends such as the Centre Street Walkway.

Note:  Prior to Council consideration of the following recommendations, Council may consider referring the items to staff so they can bring forward information as to how this recommendation may impact progress on Council’s Strategic Priorities, staff’s work plan and inform regarding possible financial implications.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct staff to investigate ways to conserve City water usage such as tuning sprinklers and purchasing water storage.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct staff to investigate subsidizing water saving products such as rain barrels to White Rock residents

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct  staff to provide a follow up report from a previously ratified motion: 

    THAT the Water Community Advisory Panel recommends that Council requests staff to look into options to use borrowing as a source of funds in order to amortize long-term capital spending over an appropriate asset life; and


    THAT these options be provided back to the Panel for information.

Note:  Prior to Council consideration of the following recommendations, Council may consider referring the items to staff so they can bring forward information as to how this recommendation may impact progress on Council’s Strategic Priorities, staff’s work plan and inform regarding possible financial implications.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT White Rock City Council:

    Recognizing the critical role played by trees on both private and public lands in maintaining the health of ecosystems and the quality of human habitats in urban settings,

    Concerned by the loss of trees and decline of tree canopy that have occurred over the past decades in White Rock, particularly on private lands,

    Determined to strengthen the City’s efforts to protect its trees and preserve and enhance its tree canopy, and

    Having considered the Report of the Environmental Advisory Committee titled “Updating and Strengthening White Rock’s Protection and Management of Trees”,

    Directs staff to prepare for Council’s consideration a proposed revision of Tree Management Bylaw 1831, based on the EAC’s recommendations, to:

    1. Change the title of the Bylaw to “White Rock Tree Protection Bylaw”. [R3]
    2. Reduce the minimum size for the definition of “protected tree” to a trunk DBH of 20 cm or less. [R5]
    3. Provide that “significant trees” on private or City lands, to be defined pursuant to a “Significant Tree Policy” to be developed and presented to Council by Staff, will not be removed for other than safety reasons or as approved by Council. [R6]
    4. Remove fruit trees, alders and cottonwoods from the definition of "lower value trees". [R7]
    5. Authorize the utilization of tree replacement security and deposit revenues for a broadened range of activities to enhance and protect the City’s tree canopy. [R12]
    6. Incorporate Policy 510’s provisions regarding notice to adjacent property owners and applicant appeals for Type 2 permit applications and extend these provisions to Type 3 applications, as well as incorporate Planning Procedures Bylaw 2234’s appeal provisions. [R14(a), R18(a)].
    7. Require that notice of, and opportunity to comment on, any application or proposal to remove a “City tree” be provided to property owners within 100 metres of the affected tree at least 14 days in advance of a decision. [R15]
    8. Establish International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification as the sole and exclusive credential in the definition of “arborist”. [R16(a)]
    9. Require that City Arborists visit and inspect all sites under consideration for a tree permit. [R16(b)]
    10. Provide that only City Staff or agents are allowed to remove or plant trees on City lands. [R16(c)]
    11. Establish explicit criteria for approval of Type 2 and Type 3 permits and to govern decisions by officials regarding the management of trees on City land, taking into account the provisions of Policy 510 and best practices in other jurisdictions. [R17(a)]
    12. Incorporate any amendments, consistent with the EAC’s recommendations, that may be needed to ensure currency and clarity and consistency with other bylaws and policies. [R19]

    Directs staff to prepare for Council’s consideration a proposed revision of Tree Management on City Lands Policy 611, based on the EAC’s recommendations, to:

    1. Change the title of the Policy to "Tree Protection, Canopy Enhancement and Management on City Lands". [R4(a)]
    2. Revise the Section 1 Policy Statement to read as follows: “Policy: In managing trees on City land, it is the priority of the City of White Rock to protect existing trees and increase the number of healthy trees and amount of tree canopy and thus enhance and ensure the sustainability of the City’s urban forest and realization of the environmental and esthetic benefits it provides. In this context, the interest of property owners in preserving or restoring private views obstructed by City trees will be addressed through a procedure described in Annex I to this Policy.” [R4(b)]
    3. Insert in Section 3 “Management of City Trees”, a new clause 3(a)1 specifying an additional statement of purpose to read as follows: “For the overriding purposes of protecting existing trees and increasing the number of healthy trees and amount of tree canopy”. [R4(c)]
    4. Transfer the provisions of Sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 to an Annex to the Policy. [R4(d)]
    5. Limit the criteria under which applications for pruning, crown thinning, or width reductions are approved to those where the property owner has clearly demonstrated that the tree has increased in size to completely obscure a previously existing view from the applicant’s property. [R4(e)]
    6. Prohibit the topping or removal of city trees for the re-establishment of views. [R4(f)]
    7. Remove references to "narrow corridor" and "single object" views in the definition of “view/view corridor”. [R4(g)]
    8. Allow for the siting, species selection, and planting of new or replacement trees on City lands in all locations where future growth is not expected to completely obscure established views. [R4(h)]
    9. Provide that “significant trees” on City lands, to be defined pursuant to a “Significant Tree Policy” to be developed and presented to Council by Staff, will not be removed for other than safety reasons or as approved by Council. [R6]
    10. Require that, when the City is evaluating initiatives that might result in tree removal on City lands, all possible ways to protect the trees should be considered, and specify ambitious replacement requirements for trees that must be removed. [R8]
    11. Require that notice of, and opportunity to comment on, any application or proposal to remove a “City tree” be provided to property owners within 100 metres of the affected tree at least 14 days in advance of a decision. [R15]
    12. Require that City Arborists visit and inspect all sites under consideration for a tree permit. [R16(b)]
    13. Incorporate criteria established in the revised Bylaw 1831 to govern decisions taken by officials regarding the management of trees on City lands. [R17(b)]
    14. Incorporate any amendments, consistent with the EAC’s recommendations, that may be needed to ensure currency and clarity and consistency with other policies and bylaws. [R19]

    Further directs staff to:

    1. Develop proposals to give tree preservation and canopy enhancement greater and more explicit priority in zoning and planning regulations and procedures throughout the City. [R1]
    2. Develop proposals for the adoption of an explicit canopy recovery target (eg, 27% canopy coverage by 2045), for increasing the currently projected maximum number of trees (2500) that can be planted on City land, and for increasing lands on which the City can plant additional trees to help meet the target. [R2(a)]
    3. Investigate and report to Council on means to prevent the removal of or interference with trees, and to facility the planting of trees, by the City and BNSF on BNSF lands. [R2(c)]
    4. Review regulations and policies concerning “significant trees” and “heritage trees” and establish a consolidated definition of “significant tree”, a “Significant Tree Policy” and a “Significant Tree Registry”. [R6]
    5. Review fees, securities, cash-in lieu requirements, replacement values and quotas, and fines to ensure they are commensurate with best practices conducive to preserving and increasing the number of healthy trees and the amount of tree canopy in the City. [R9]
    6. Review and present any appropriate advice to Council regarding methods and resources employed to ensure effective enforcement of Bylaw 1831 and Policy 611. [R10]
    7. Maintain a record of contractors that contravene Bylaw 1831 or Policy 611 and take steps to ensure that such contractors are not hired by the City, that relevant fines are levied on them, and/or that their business licences are suspended or revoked. [R11]
    8. Review and improve methods by which residents and property owners are informed of the importance of tree preservation and the requirements of Policy 611 and Bylaw 1831, and how to notify the City when they believe the Policy and Bylaw are being contravened. [R13]
    9. Establish International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification as the sole and exclusive credential required for a business licence as an arborist. [R16(a)]
    10. Develop amendments to Planning Procedures Bylaw 2234 to require that all corporate and Advisory Design Panel reports and recommendations to Council regarding planning and development on private lands include a description of implications for tree protection and canopy enhancement. [R18(b)]
    11. Develop revisions to City policies and procedures, including Policy 611, to prescribe that:

    (i)  All corporate reports and recommendations presented to Council regarding works to be conducted on City lands include a section describing any implications for tree protection and canopy enhancement.

    (ii) All members of Council be informed at least 14 days before the proposed removal of any “City tree”.

    (iii) Any member of Council objecting to measures arising under subparagraphs (i) and (ii) may request a Council discussion and decision on the matter.  [R18(c)]

    Decides to:

    1. Monitor progress in achieving canopy recovery targets and tree planting goals through annual Tree Canopy Reports to Council that include statistics regarding tree permit applications; actions taken by the City in the management of tree on City lands including the use of revenues from tree permits and tree protection securities; and an analysis of trends and implications for the effectiveness of the City’s tree protection and enhancement efforts. [R2(b), R14(b) R18(d)]
    2. Conduct, on an annual basis, a public discussion of Tree Canopy Reports prepared by staff. [R18(d)]

Note:  Prior to Council consideration of the following recommendation, Council may consider referring the item to staff so they can bring forward information as to how this recommendation may impact progress on Council’s Strategic Priorities, staff’s work plan and inform regarding possible financial implications.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct staff or have a member of Council volunteer to join the Municipal Caucus.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive for information the following recommendation:

    THAT the Economic Development Advisory Committee supports the Business and Residential Economic Development Plan Update surveys.

8.1

Bylaw 2376  - A bylaw to amend Schedule A - Text of the Zoning Bylaw by deleting the existing Section 6.16 CR-1 Town Centre Area Commercial /  Residential Zone in its entirety and replacing it with a new Section 6.16 CR-1 Town Centre Area Commercial / Residential Zone.  Consideration of this bylaw was deferred at the February 8, 2021 Regular Council meeting.  The bylaw is presented for consideration of first and second reading at this time.  

  • THAT Council give first and second readings to “White Rock Zoning Bylaw, 2012, No. 2000, Amendment (CR-1 Town Centre Revisions) Bylaw, 2021, No. 2376".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Direct staff to schedule the public hearing for “White Rock Zoning Bylaw, 2012, No. 2000, Amendment (CR-1 Town Centre Revisions) Bylaw, 2021, No. 2376”; and 
    2. Direct staff, in addition to arranging the required newspaper notification of the public hearing, to mail notifications of this public hearing to all property owners in the City of White Rock, despite this mailed notification not being required by the Local Government Act (per section 466(7)).

Bylaw 2370 - A bylaw to amend the Fees and Charges bylaw, Schedule "G" in regard to facility rental fees for Kent Street Activity Centre.  The bylaw was given first, second and third reading at the February 8, 2021 regular meeting and is presented for final reading at this time. 

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give final reading to the "Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2020, No. 2369 Amendment No. 1, 20221, No. 2370".

Bylaw 2378 - A bylaw to amend the White Rock Noise Control Bylaw in regards to delegation staff to authorize utility maintenance work on Sundays. A corporate report outlining the bylaw is included on the agenda under Item 6.2.c.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give first, second and third reading to "White Rock Noise Control Bylaw, 2013, No. 2018, Amendment No. 2, 2021, 2378".

8.2

None

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 may wish to refer this matter to staff for consideration and response.

  • RECOMMENDATION

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

Metro Vancouver Board In Brief from Friday January 29, 2021, distributed for information purposes.

Correspondence dated February 3, 2021 from Roger Emsley, Executive Director of Against Port Expansion Community Group to inform of their opposition of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project and they are seeking the City of White Rock support this by urging the federal government to deny approval.  

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