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

*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 July 12, 2021 as circulated.

  • RECOMMENDATION

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

    • June 28, 2021 - Regular Council Meeting;
    • July 5, 2021 - Special Council Meeting - East Beach Business Owners/ Operators; and,
    • July 5, 2021 - Public Hearing (PH1: Bylaw 2363 (CD-64, 1485 Fir Street and PH2: Liquor Primary Licence - 1515 Johnston Road).

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., July 7, 2021, there was one (1) Question and Answer period submissions received.

  • Question/ Comment submitted by M. Desmarius surrounding businesses and Marine Drive temporary one lane closure.

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 July 12, 2021, including “On-Table” information provided with staff responses that are available at the time.

Ange Chew and May Ann Bell, Explore White Rock, to provide a presentation that outlines tourism activities in White Rock.

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

Corporate report dated June 28, 2021 from the Director of Recreation and Culture titled "Recognition of Canadian Forces Snowbirds 431 Air Demonstration Team Story Board on White Rock Pier". 

Note: This corporate report was deferred from the June 28th Regular Council meeting. 

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Approve the installation of a story board at the south end of the White Rock Pier to recognize White Rock’s longstanding relationship with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds 431 Air Demonstration Team; and

    2. That Council approve funding in the amount of $1,500 from the City’s contingency account to purchase and install the Canadian Forces Snowbirds 431 Air Demonstration Team recognition story board.
Council's 2021 - 2022 Top five (5) Priorities with new activity comments provided for information purposes.  

  • One Way Marine Drive (Extend Restaurant Patio Space): 

    Processing of patio applications continues. Staff are working with HR in an attempt to bring in additional resources as development proposals affecting city right of way are on hold. Delays of additional 4-6 weeks for developers.

    Staff are also working on various scenarios for modified lane closures or return to the status quo. Staff are in continual contact with the contractor regarding future actions as at least a 2-3 week delay in bringing the contractor in once a decision is made as the contractor is working on other barrier projects for MOTI.

  • The Official Community Plan (OCP) Review: 
    - On June 21, 2021, a public hearing for OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 2387 was held regarding building heights and density allowed for new development. Council may consider giving third reading and adopting the bylaw on July 12, 2021, or amending the bylaw (for aspects not related to land use or density) and then giving third reading and adopting the bylaw. Any changes to land use or density after the public hearing would require a new public hearing to be held

  • Solid Waste Pickup for Multi-Family: No New Updates: 
    - No new updates

  • Housing Needs / Affordable Housing: 
    - On June 21, 2021, a public hearing for OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 2387 was held regarding building heights and density allowed for new development, including a density bonus for projects with "affordable rental housing" in the Town Centre Transition area. The definition for "affordable rental housing" was developed with the input of the City's Housing Advisory Committee.
    - Council may consider giving third reading and adopting the bylaw on June 28, 2021, or amending the bylaw (for aspects not related to land use or density) and then giving third reading and adopting the bylaw. Any changes to land use or density after the public hearing would require a new public hearing to be held.

  • Community Amenity Contribution "Shovel-in-the-Ground" Projects:
    -
    Bay Street Beach Access:  Precast concrete panels are being manufactured and set to arrive in late July or early August. Construction scheduled to start in mid August and be completed by September

    - Emerson Park Playground Upgrades: Project coordination assigned to Project Engineer with input from Park Manager

    - Maccaud Park Upgrade: Consultant is updating the concept plans and cost estimate to include options for adult fitness equipment

    - Centre Street Walkway Upgrade:  The survey is completed and data being compiled before notices will be sent out to owners adjacent to encroachments. Preliminary design work continues with new survey information.  

  • The City's Relationship with the Semiahmoo First Nation:
    - No new updates
  • RECOMMENDATION

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

    • Governance and Legislation Committee - June 14, 2021;
    • Land Use and Planning Committee - June 28, 2021;
    • Water Community Advisory Panel - June 8, 2021; and,
    • At-Risk and Vulnerable Population Task Force - June 17, 2021.
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Endorse Council Policy 168—Lighting of the White Rock Pier and Memorial Park Architectural Features; and

    2. Approve funding of $6,000, plus applicable taxes, from the City’s contingency account to purchase technology to enable City staff to program the White Rock Pier and other Memorial Park lighting features from a central point.
  • RECOMMENDATION

    Recommendation #1:

    THAT Council Policy 143 Terms of Reference:  Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee be amended to include, within the membership, representatives from the following community-based organizations to participate at the meetings as non-voting members: 

    • White Rock Museum and Achieves;
    • The White Rock Library; and 
    • Semiahmoo Arts.
  • RECOMMENDATION

    Recommendation #2:

    THAT Council Policy 137 Terms of Reference:  Economic Development Advisory Committee be amended to include, within the membership, representatives from the following community-based organizations to participate at the meetings as non-voting members: 

    • White Rock Business Improvement Association (BIA);
    • South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce; and 
    • Explore White Rock

     

  • RECOMMENDATION

    Recommendation #3:

    THAT Council Policy 138 Terms of Reference:  Environmental Advisory Committee be amended to include, within the membership, representatives from the following community-based organizations to participate at the meetings as non-voting members: 

    • Semiahmoo First Nation; and
    • Up to two (2) representatives from the Grassroots Environmental Club at Earl Marriott Senior Secondary. 
  • RECOMMENDATION

    Recommendation #4:

    THAT Council Policy 159 Terms of Reference: History and Heritage Advisory Committee be amended to include, within the membership, representatives from the following community-based organizations to participate at the meetings as non-voting members: 

    • Semiahmoo First Nation; and 
    • White Rock Museum and Achieves. 
  • RECOMMENDATION

    Recommendation #5:

    THAT Council Policy 164 Terms of Reference: Housing Advisory Committee be amended to include, within the membership, representatives from the following community-based organizations to participate at the meetings as non-voting members: 

    • Options (BC Housing);  
    • Homeless to Housing (Rick Byer);
    • Member of Parliament Representative;
    • Member of Legislative Assembly Representative; and 
    • Representative from Seniors Planning Table.

    Note:  In addition, the City would welcome a representative of Semiahmoo First Nation to bring their voice to the Committee. 

  • RECOMMENDATION

    Recommendation #6:

    THAT Council Policy 147 Terms of Reference:  Public Art Advisory Committee not be amended to include, within the membership, representatives from community-based organizations to participate at the meetings as non-voting members.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council change the name for the At-Risk and Vulnerable Population Task Force to be instead the "At-Risk and Priority Population Task Force".

8.1

Bylaw 2387- A Bylaw to amend the Official Community Plan (OCP).  Bylaw 2387 was given first and second reading on May 31, 2021 and a Public Hearing was held on June 21, 2021.  The bylaw is being presented for consideration for third and final reading at this time.

Note: If Council wish to consider any minimal amendment(s) (land use and density related items are not minimal amendments and this type of amendment would not permit the bylaw to move forward at this time) to the proposed bylaw this must be done at third reading.

Option 1

No Amendments to Bylaw 2387: 
Steps
- Council consider Recommendations #1 and #2 to proceed
- Bylaw 2387 is Adopted

Option 2

Amendment to Bylaw 2387 (minimal amendment no further public hearing required – Director of Planning and Development Services to confirm amendment type)
Steps
- Motion to Amend Bylaw 2387 and give Third Reading as Amended
- Motion to give Final Reading to Bylaw 2387 as Amended
- Bylaw 2387 is Adopted.  

Option 3

Amendment to Bylaw 2387 (land use and density amendment would require a new public hearing) 
Steps: 
- Motion to Rescind Second Reading of Bylaw 2387 - Notice of Motion
- Motion to Give Second Reading of Bylaw 2387 as Amended
- Motion: THAT Council consider the amendment to Bylaw 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
- Motion to Direct staff to schedule a public hearing for Bylaw 2387.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    Recommendation #1

    THAT Council gives third reading for Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2017, No. 2220, Amendment No. 2 (Height and Density Review), 2021, No. 2387”.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    Recommendation #2
    THAT Council gives final reading for Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2017, No. 2220, Amendment No. 2 (Height and Density Review), 2021, No. 2387”.

Bylaw 2363 -  A bylaw to amend the "White Rock Zoning Bylaw, 2012, No. 2000" as amended to permit the construction of a six-storey 80-unit rental residential building over two (2) levels of underground parking. The project / bylaw was given first and second reading at the October 19, 2020 Regular Council meeting.  The public hearing was held January 18, 2021.  The bylaw was defeated at third reading and was brought forward for reconsideration as pat of the April 26, 2021 meeting agenda by Councillors Manning and Trevelyan.  Council rescinded second reading at that time and a new second reading, as amended, was provided on May 10, 2021. The Public Hearing on the amended Bylaw took place on July 5, 2021.  The bylaw is now on the agenda for consideration of third reading. 

  • RECOMMENDATION #1

    THAT Council gives third reading to “White Rock Zoning Bylaw, 2012, No. 2000, Amendment (CD-64 – 1485 Fir Street), 2020, No. 2363”.

8.2

This item was brought forward to a Public Hearing held on July 5, 2021.

Note: Corporate report dated June 14, 2021 provided for reference. 

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1) Endorse the Liquor Primary Licence for 1515 Johnston Road, subject to the hours of liquor service being maintained at the current hours of liquor service for the lounge endorsement at the premises; and,

    2) Authorize staff  to forward a copy of the June 14, 2021 report and results of the public hearing to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for the lounge endorsement at the premises.

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 Items 9.1.a - e as circulated. 

Information titled "Board in Brief" from Metro Vancouver for Friday, June 25, 2021.  

The City of Vancouver has requested the City of White Rock's support in their moving ahead so new approaches to the overdose crisis can be trialed with decriminalization of simple possession of illicit drugs (health-focussed approach to substance use).  

Link to the release: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/mayors-from-seven-cities-across-british-columbia-call-on-the-government-of-canada-to-support-vancouver-s-application-to-decriminalize-simple-possession-891002970.html [newswire.ca]

Link to the submission: https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/decriminalizing-simple-possession-of-illicit-drugs-in-vancouver.aspx

Note Council may wish to consider the following recommendation:

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council support the City of Vancouver's submission to Health Canada for a decriminalization of simple possession of illicit drugs (moving away from criminal sanctions and towards instead a health-focussed approach to substance use).  

Correspondence dated June 9, 2021 from the Mayor of the District of Squamish to the Honourable Justin Trudeau requesting an acceleration for Action 75 in partnership with Aboriginal communities, provincial and local governments as follows:

Action 75 of the Commission’s Calls to Action, as outlined below:

We call upon the federal government to work with provincial, territorial, and municipal
governments, churches, Aboriginal communities, former residential school students, and current
landowners to develop and implement strategies and procedures for the ongoing identification,
documentation, maintenance, commemoration, and protection of residential school cemeteries
or other sites at which residential school children were buried. This is to include the provision of
appropriate memorial ceremonies and commemorative markers to honour the deceased
children.  

NoteCouncil may wish to consider the following motion: 

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council support and encourage the acceleration by the federal government of Action 75 in partnership with Aboriginal communities.  

Correspondence dated June 17, 2021 from Peter Julian, MP, New Westminster-Burnaby, requesting support for Motion M-84 Anti-Hate Crimes and Incidents.  

Note: Council may wish to consider the following motion:

  • RECOMMENDATION

    On behalf of _________(Number of residents in your city), the Mayor and Council of White Rock endorse MP Peter Julian’s private member’s motion, Motion M-84 Anti-Hate Crimes and Incidents and his private member’s bill Bill-C 313 Banning Symbols of Hate Act.

Request from J. Justason, Union of BC Municipalities providing suggested changes for the City of White Rock UBCM Resolution on Invoicing for the Required Officer Attendance at Hospitals.  

Note:  Amendments are noted under the Therefore be it resolved paragraph and noted with strikethrough and bold.  

Original Resolution Submitted:  

Whereas the RCMP are required under the Mental Health Act (MHA) to remain at the hospital
with a person that has been apprehended under the MHA until they can be presented to a
physician;
And whereas wait times can range from two and one-half (2.5) hours to six (6) hours during
which time a person suffering from a mental health condition is in the custody of the police,
contributing to further stigmatization, and preventing the police officer from taking any other
emergency calls for the provision of their services:
Therefore be it resolved that UBCM request the Province to endorse a provision where the local
governments can invoice the Health Authority for wait times more than 30 minutes, similar to
BC Ambulance Services (in 15-minute increments over 30 minutes).

Proposed Amendment to the final clause (noted in bold and strikethrough:

Therefore be it resolved that UBCM request that the Province to endorse implement a
provision where the permitting local governments can to invoice the Health Authority their
local health authority for police officers wait times that are required, under the Mental Health
Act, to wait with hospital patients for more than 30 minutes, similar to the framework used
for BC Ambulance Services (in 15-minute increments over 30 minutes).

Now to read as follows:  Therefore be it resolved that UBCM request that the Province implement a
provision permitting local governments to invoice their local health authority for police officers that are required, under the Mental Health Act, to wait with hospital patients for more than 30 minutes, similar to the framework used
for BC Ambulance Services.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council endorse the requested amendment, for clarification purposes, by the UBCM Resolution Board in regard to the City of White Rock's submitted resolution "Invoicing for Required Officer Attendance at Hospitals" to now read as follows:  

    Whereas the RCMP are required under the Mental Health Act (MHA) to remain at the hospital
    with a person that has been apprehended under the MHA until they can be presented to a
    physician;

    And whereas wait times can range from two and one-half (2.5) hours to six (6) hours during
    which time a person suffering from a mental health condition is in the custody of the police,
    contributing to further stigmatization, and preventing the police officer from taking any other
    emergency calls for the provision of their services:

    Therefore be it resolved that UBCM request that the Province implement a provision permitting local governments to invoice their local health authority for police officers that are required, under the Mental Health Act, to wait with hospital patients for more than 30 minutes, similar to the framework used for BC Ambulance Services.

11.1

11.1.a

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

THAT Council endorses the speed limited on all streets in White Rock be lowered to 30 km/hr.  

2021-2022 COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

THAT Council appoint the following community members to the Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee with their term to expire October 31, 2022:

  • Jim Adams;
  • Elaine Cheung;
  • Patryk Stasieczek;
  • Louise Taylor; and 
  • Denice Thompson.

THAT Council appoint the following community members to the Economic Development Advisory Committee with their term to expire
October 31, 2022:  

  • Grace Cleveland;
  • Gary Gumley;
  • Doug McLean;
  • Michele Partridge;
  • Aroon Shah;
  • Adam Smith; and 
  • Peter Zheng.

THAT Council appoint the following community members to the Environmental Advisory Committee with their term to expire
October 31, 2022:

  • Wilma Boyd;
  • Phil Byer;
  • Jeff Holm
  • Ross Hynes
  • John Lawrence;
  • Ivan Lessner; and 
  • David Riley.

THAT Council appoint the following community members to the History and Heritage Advisory Committee with their term to expire
October 31, 2022:

  • Valerie Adolph;
  • Moti Bali;
  • Patti Ghuman;
  • Gary Gumley;
  • Ashok Gupta;
  • Toby Pascal; and 
  • Aroon Shah.  

THAT Council appoint the following community members to the Housing Advisory Committee with their term to expire October 31, 2022:

  • Stephen Crozier;
  • Greg Duly;
  • Brian Hagerman;
  • Chris Harris;
  • Abhishek Mamgain;
  • Gary Quinn; and 
  • Marine Sabine.  

THAT Council appoint the following community members to the Public Art Advisory Committee with their term to expire October 31, 2022:

  • Jim Adams;
  • Barbara Cooper;
  • Yvonne Everson;
  • Garry Kennedy;
  • Patti Ghuman; and 
  • Patryk Stasieczek.  

 

 

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