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 March 29, 2021 as circulated.

  • RECOMMENDATION

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

    • March 8, 2021 Regular Council Meeting; and
    • March 15, 2020 Special Council Meeting.

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., March 24, 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).

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 March 29, 2021, including “On-Table” information provided with staff responses that are available at the time.

Dr. Huguette Hayden and Niovi Patsicaksis to appear as a delegation to request consideration of signing the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Bob and Diane Gardner to appear as a delegation to discuss their objection to a new city tree being planted on the City boulevard in front of their home (15457 Royal Avenue).

Cathy Peters, Be Amazing Campaign, to attend as a delegation to discuss how to stop Human Sex Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation, and Child Sex Trafficking in B.C.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    M/S THAT Council endorse a letter of support be sent, in regard to the delegation, by the City of White Rock with copies to go to the local MP and MLA  CARRIED

None

Cathy Wiebe, Executive Director White Rock/South Surrey and Delta Health Services & Peace Arch and Delta Hospitals to attend to discuss how Peace Arch Hospital is managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Corporate report dated March 29, 2021 from the Director of Financial Services titled "2021 - 2025 Financial Plan Bylaw, 2021, No. 2377".

Note:  Bylaw 2377 is placed on the agenda as Item 8.1.b for Council consideration at that time (for three (3) readings).

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council receive the March 29, 2021 corporate report from the Director of Financial Services titled "2021-2025 Financial Plan Bylaw, 2021, No. 2377".

Corporate report dated March 29, 2021 from the Director of Recreation and Culture titled "White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association Batting Cage Replacement". 

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council approve funding in the amount of $50,000 from Community Amenity Contributions to contribute towards the batting cage replacement project proposed by White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association at Centennial Park.

  • RECOMMENDATION

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

    • Finance and Audit Committee - March 8, 2021;
    • Land Use and Planning Committee - March 8, 2021;
    • Public Art Advisory Committee - February 25, 2021;
    • Seniors Advisory Committee - March 2, 2021;
    • History and Heritage Advisory Committee - March 3, 2021;
    • Environmental Advisory Committee - March 4, 2021;
    • Water Community Advisory Panel - March 9, 2021;
    • Economic Development Advisory Committee - March 10, 2021; and 
    • Environmental Advisory Committee - March 18, 2021 (to be provided on table).
  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct Staff to work with Semiahmoo First Nations to identify culturally significant locations in White Rock and recognize them through the provision of bilingual signage.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct Staff to work with Semiahmoo First Nations to investigate culturally significant naming of undeveloped street right-of-ways. 

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).   

  • 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: Staff noted to the Committee that Council has scoped the extent of the on-going Official Community Plan (OCP) review to the topic of building heights. A broadening of the scope of the OCP review, to address the motion of the Committee, may result in a delay in completing elements of the review currently underway.  
Staff will be advancing updates to the City’s Zoning Bylaw later this year. This work may necessitate amendments to the OCP which could include the policy amendment recommended by the Committee. Combining this amendment with other amendments would allow for some resource efficiencies, and savings as it relates to public advertising costs.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council to consider the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target Proposal report with recommendation and / or endorse the recommendation to staff:

    The City of White endorses the current GHG emission reduction targets of the Governments of Canada, BC and Metro Vancouver, in particular the shared commitment to achieve net zero emissions, or carbon neutrality, by 2050.  The City will undertake all possible measures within its jurisdiction and capabilities to contribute to the realization of these targets, including through the achievement of carbon neutrality in its corporate operations by 2030 and by actively promoting the reduction of community-wide GHG emissions in White Rock.  

    To these ends, concrete plans will be developed and steps taken in all spheres enumerated under BC’s annual climate action reporting requirements, ie: broad planning, building and lighting, energy generation, greenspace protection and enhancement, solid waste management, transportation,  water and wastewater management, and climate change adaptation efforts.

Note: Staff will be advancing updates to the City’s Zoning Bylaw later this year. This work may necessitate amendments to the OCP which could include the policy amendment recommended by the Committee. Combining this amendment with other amendments would allow for some resource efficiencies, and savings as it relates to public advertising costs.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council consider OCP Policy 12.5.7 be amended as follows: 

    Electric Vehicles-Require the following electric vehicle charging components in new residential, multi-unit residential, and commercial buildings. A minimum of:

    • 1 Level 2 EV-ready parking stall in single-family homes with garages
    • 20% of parking stalls to be Level 2 EV-ready in commercial buildings
    • 100% of resident parking stalls to be Level 2 EV-ready in multi-unit residential buildings
    • 50% of visitor parking stalls to be Level 2 EV-ready in multi-unit residential buildings

    AND THAT zoning bylaws be amended to be consistent with these requirements.

NoteStaff have noted that the recommendation by the Environmental Advisory Committee is requesting a different design principle from the 2014 proposal.  Review of further design principles will add required time for the planning stage that will impact possible completion for 2022.   

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council direct staff to review and revise, if necessary, the Centre Street Walkway project to be consistent with sustainable design principles, as adopted by Council on December 2, 2019. 

Note:  Staff note the recommendation by the Environmental Advisory Committee should be deferred to future discussion regarding use of Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) where Council have requested information be brought forward in regard to costs for pickleball / tennis courts for the site.    

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT, in considering future plans for Maccaud Park, Council give priority to the importance of preserving and enhancing greenspace and tree canopy, and limiting the expansion of impermeable surfaces.

Note:  Staff have noted that the intent of the recommendation is unclear. A review analysis may imply that a study be conducted on decorative lighting and that this study investigate coordination, presumably with the White Rock Festival of Lights.   Any study will have short term budgetary and resource implications that Council should consider at this time and could potentially lead to increased programs and costs in the future.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council consider a review analysis and recommendations on a long-term coordination for decorative lighting in White Rock.

Note:  In accordance with Council's endorsement of the consultant's recommendation, moving forward the Seniors Advisory Committee is to be replaced by relying on the Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table and the Kent Street Activity Centre Executive Committee for advice and input in regard to seniors matters.

The proposed workplan is attached for information purposes.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council, recognizing the Seniors Advisory Committee will be replaced by relying on the Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table and the Kent Street Activity Centre Executive Committee for advice and input on seniors matters, will receive for information the following recommendation from the Seniors Advisory Committee brought forward from their March 2, 2021 meeting:   

    • Receive the 2021 Work Plan for information; and
    • THAT Council provide the Seniors Advisory Committee 2021 Work Plan, including the suggested recommendation, to the next Seniors Advisory Committee term to action the work plan.

8.1

Bylaw 2371 - A bylaw to amend the White Rock Zoning Bylaw in regard to accessible parking.  This item was presented for consideration of first and second reading at the January 25, 2021 Regular Council meeting.  A public hearing was held March 1, 2021 and following that the bylaw was given third reading at the March 8, 2021 Regular Council meeting.  The bylaw is on the agenda for consideration of final reading at this time.

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council give final reading to “White Rock Zoning Bylaw, 2012, No. 2000, Amendment (Accessible Parking Standards) Bylaw, 2020, No. 2371”.

A Bylaw to adopt a Financial Plan for 2021 to 2025.  This bylaw is on the agenda for first, second and third reading at this time.

  • 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 for information the correspondence circulated in the agenda as Items 9.1.a. - 9.1b. 

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).  

Note:  Council 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  9, Facebook Live with Councillor Manning
  • March 18, BC Resilience and Adaptation Workshop - Measure Progress on Climate Adaption and Resilience
  • March 10, TransLink Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation's Joint Finance and Government Committee meeting
  • March 10, Session with the Surrey School Board along with Councillors Trevelyan and Kristjanson
  • March 10, White Rock Beavers Colony meeting (Kindergarten to Grade 2) 
  • March 11, Metro Vancouver's Liquid Waste Committee
  • March 15, Special Council meeting (Committee Review)
  • March 16, Rotary Club
  • March 18, City of White Rock Understanding Unconscious Bias In the Workplace session
  • March 19, Fraser Health Authority's CEO Update to stakeholders
  • March 23, South Surrey & White Rock Chamber Chat
  • March 26, Metro Vancouver's Board of Directors
  • March 24, 26 & 27, Columbia Institute's "High Ground 2021" Virtual Forum
    Note:  last three (3) days for permitting leashed dogs on the promenade (as of April 1st they are no longer permitted until October 1) 

 

Councillor Johanson noted the following community events / information:

 

 

Councillor Kristjanson noted the following community events / information:

 

 

Councillor Trevelyan noted the following community events / information:

 

Councillor Manning noted the following community events / information:

 

Councillor Chesney noted the following community events / information:

 

Councillor Fathers noted the following community events / information:  

11.1

Councillor Johanson provided the following motion for consideration:

  • RECOMMENDATION

    THAT Council:  Whereas the City needs to reduce unnecessary and wasteful spending; and

    Whereas those items the City has had for years and are treated as routine expenditures; and

    Whereas every financial-allocation-seeking department should justify their expenditure for the current year; and

    Whereas Zero-Based-Budgeting should be done once per term;

    It is recommended that staff provide a corporate report outlining how zero-based-budgeting will be implemented in the City of White Rock for the year 2022.

Councillor Johanson provided the following motion for consideration: 

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 Notice of Motion requesting it be considered at this time due to time constraints:

THAT Council direct staff to report on the following two (2) matters regarding the Official Community Plan development of Marine Drive:

  • Treat Marine Drive as a free-standing area, this would change from the current designation that refers to Marine Drive as part of the waterfront village which encompasses from Marine Drive to Victoria Avenue; and
  • Create physical examples of what four (4) stories would look like on East Beach and West Beach.
    Illustrated from the front and from the properties behind the existing buildings on Marine Drive to ascertain view loss if four (4) stories on Marine Drive in selected areas were to be permitted.

Councillor Johanson requested the Mail Out Postcard in relation to CR-1 Zoning be added to the agenda for discussion purposes.

A copy of the postcard was displayed for Council discussion in regard to the content.  

The following discussion points were noted: 

 

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)
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