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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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 January 11, 2021 as circulated.

  • RECOMMENDATION

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

    • December 7, 2020

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., January 6, 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. January 11, 2021, including “On-Table” information provided with staff responses that are available at the time.

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Petition from residents of Blackburn Crescent regarding City proposed upgrades along Blackburn Crescent between Archibald Road and High Street (concern was noted with possible installation of sidewalks, bike lanes and any significant road widening or shifting south that may occur as a result of the sidewalk and/or bike lane installation).

Note:  If Council approves the project as part of the upcoming financial plan / budget process the noted petition information will be referred back through as part of the public pre-construction consultation process.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive the petition as circulated in the agenda with 23 signatures from residents of Blackburn Crescent between Archibald Road and High Street regarding City proposed upgrades along Blackburn Crescent between Archibald Road and High Street (installation of sidewalks, bike lanes and any significant road widening or shifting south that may occur as a result of the sidewalk and/or bike lane installation).

Staff Sargent Kale Pauls, White Rock RCMP, to provide an introduction to White Rock 's RCMP Bias-Free Policing Advisor Constable Amarjit Nijjar. 

The Deputy Fire Chief to give a presentation in regard to the selected Emergency Mass Notification System for the City of White Rock titled "ALERTABLE".

A representative will be in attendance from PEASI, the parent company of ALERTABLE, to provide an overview of the system.

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

Corporate report dated January 11, 2021 from the Director of Planning and Development Services titled "School District 36 (Surrey) - Eligible School Site Proposal 2021/2022 Capital Plan".

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:

    1. Accept the resolution of the Board of Education respecting the 2021/2022 Eligible School site Proposal for School District 36 (Surrey); and
    2. Direct the Director of Corporate Administration to forward a copy of Council’s resolution to School District 36 (Surrey).

Corporate report dated January 11, 2021 from the Director of Financial Services titled "Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw, 2021, No. 2372".

Note: Bylaw 2372 is to be considered by Council under the Bylaws section of the agenda as Item 8.1.c.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive the January 11, 2021 corporate report from the Director of Financial Services titled "Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw, 2021, No. 2372".  

Note: Environmental Advisory Committee recommendations regarding Bylaw 1831 and Policy 611 will be provided to Council for consideration once the Committee has completed their review (early 2021).  

  • RECOMMENDATION

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

    • Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee - November 24, 2020;
    • Housing Advisory Committee - November 25, 2020;
    • Public Art Advisory Committee - November 26, 2020;
    • COVID-19 Recovery Task Force - December 1, 2020 (Due to timing recommendations were already considered at December 7, 2020 Council meeting);
    • Environmental Advisory Committee - December 8, 2020; 
    • Economic Development Advisory Committee - December 9, 2020;
    • Water Community Advisory Panel - December 15, 2020; and
    • Environmental Advisory Committee - December 17, 2020.

Note:  Should Council adopt the recommendation including a funding request, it will need to be incorporated in the budget. Should the item be adopted by Council it will result in an increase in the budget where the following should be added to the motion:  

That Council direct staff to include the additional funding request in the 2021 budget to be funded from an increase in taxation revenues.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council obtain funding for the continuation of the banner project through another source of City funding other than the Public Art Fund.

8.1

Bylaw 2369 - A bylaw to impose fees and charges for various services offered by the City that are not included in any other City Bylaw.  The bylaw received first, second and third readings at the December 7, 2020 Regular Council meeting and is being presented for Council consideration of final reading at this time.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give final reading to "2021 Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2020, No. 2369".

Bylaw 2367 - A bylaw to establish an affordable housing reserve fund.  The Bylaw received first. second and third reading at the December 7, 2020 Regular Council meeting and is being presented for consideration of final reading at this time.  

Note:  This bylaw is to be created as a reserve fund only with no designated amount at this time (the amount will be set as part of the financial plan process).

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give final reading to "Affordable Housing Reserve Fund Bylaw, 2020, No. 2367".

Bylaw 2372 - A bylaw providing for the borrowing of sums of money as may be requisite to meet the current lawful expenditures of the City. The bylaw is presented for consideration by Council of first, second and third reading at this time.  

Note:  The corresponding corporate report was included on the agenda under Item 6.2.c.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give first, second and third reading to "Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw, 2021, No. 2372".

Bylaw 2351 proposed multi-building development at 15654/64/74 North Bluff Road / 1570/80 Maple Street and 1593 Lee Street (Beachway). This bylaw is presented for consideration of first and second reading.

Note:  This Bylaw for the Beachway application was the subject of a Land Use and Planning Committee meeting held earlier in the evening. 

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give first and second readings to “White Rock Zoning Bylaw, 2012, No. 2000, Amendment (CD-63 - 15654/64/74 North Bluff Road / 1570/80 Maple Street and 1593 Lee Street) Bylaw, 2020, No. 2351”.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct staff:  

    1. To schedule the required Public Hearing regarding “White Rock Zoning Bylaw, 2012, No. 2000, Amendment (CD-63 - 15654/64/74 North Bluff Road / 1570/80 Maple Street and 1593 Lee Street) Bylaw, 2020, No. 2351”; and
    2. To resolve the following issues prior to final adoption, if Bylaw No. 2351 is given Third Reading after the Public Hearing:

    a) Ensure that all engineering requirements and issues, including registration of a 2.0 metre by 2.0 metre statutory right of way on each corner of the site at Maple Street and North Bluff Road and Lee Street and North Bluff Road, a 2.65 metre dedication to achieve a 15 metre road width from the centreline along the North Bluff Road property frontage, and completion of a servicing agreement, are addressed to the satisfaction of the Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations;

    b) Preparation of an Affordable Home Ownership Program Memorandum of Understanding with the British Columbia Housing Management Commission generally as provided in Appendix G to Appendix A and the execution of a Project Partnering Agreement with the British Columbia Housing Management Commission and Bridgewater Development Corporation.

8.2

The Soleil development project at 1588 Johnston Road will need to close the northbound lane of Johnston Road beside their site in order to set up their crane in February. As this would be disruptive to businesses and traffic (particularly buses) if it were done between Monday and Saturday, our Engineering Department has recommended that they do this road closure and work on a Sunday instead. Council approval is required for construction work on a Sunday, under the Noise Control Bylaw.

Note:  The City's Noise Control Bylaw, 2013, No. 2018 has been attached for information purposes.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT whereas it is impracticable to allow a road closure on the 1500-block of Johnston Road between Monday and Saturday due to impacts to traffic, bus routes, and business access therefore:

    Council in accordance with section 7.4 of the “White Rock Noise Control Bylaw, 2013, No. 2018,” authorizes the installation of a tower crane at 1588 Johnston Road by MetroCan Constructors on only one of the following Sundays: February 7, 14, or 21, 2021, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive correspondence circulated in the agenda as Items 9.1.a - 9.1.h.  

Metro Vancouver Board in Brief:

  • Dated October 30, 2020; and,
  • Dated November 27, 2020.

Letter dated December 1, 2020 from the City of Fort St. John to the Union of BC Municipalities providing feedback on the review of the existing resolution process and consideration in regard to the Minister meeting schedule.

Email dated December 2 from Estelle Honeywell from Cha7élkwnech (Gambier Island), B.C. requesting for support for a e-petition requesting that the Minister of Transport commit to long-term public access to the New Brighton Dock through discussion with the Squamish Nation, the provincial and municipal government.

Note:  Council may wish to consider supporting the request as circulated (adopting a resolution in support and to be added to an e-petition to not close / ensure long term public access to the New Brighton Dock).

Email dated November 26, 2020 from MP Peter Julian, New Westminster-Burnaby, requesting support of Bill C-213, the Canada Pharmacare Act.

Note:  Council may wish to consider supporting the request as circulated (adopting a formal endorsement of Bill C-213 and to sign the corresponding e-petition).

Letter dated December 3, 2020 from Metro Vancouver.

Note: None of the Metro Vancouver properties proposed for re-designation are located within the City of White Rock.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council authorize the Director of Corporate Administration to respond to the Metro Vancouver Board stating that the City does not object to the proposed amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy to re-designate 71 property interests to the regional Conservation and Recreation land use designation.

Letter dated December 18, 2020 from Mayor Ken Christian, City of Kamloops, providing their recommendation to the Government of Canada to address the overdose crisis and requesting that other BC Municipalities consider making a similar recommendation. 

Note:  Council may wish to consider supporting the request as circulated (adopting a similar resolution asking the Government of Canada to address the overdose crises).

Letter dated December 16, 2020 from the City of Rossland providing their recommendation of support regarding universal no-cost access to all contraception available in BC under the Medical Services Plan.

Note:  Council may wish to consider supporting the request as circulated (adopting a similar resolution stating their support to the Provincial Government and local MLA of universal no-cost access to all prescription contraception available in BC under the Medical Services Plan).

Correspondence dated December 10, 2020 from the Minister of Finance to inform about an additional opportunity for feedback in relation to a speculation and vacancy tax.  A technical briefing and detailed data is included.  If the City has any feedback they are asked to provide it by the January 15, 2021 deadline.  

Note:  Staff have the information and are reviewing it.  

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