The Corporation of the

Finance and Audit Committee

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

Councillor Chesney, Chairperson


    WHEREAS COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic;

    WHEREAS the City of White Rock has been able to continue to provide the public access to the meetings through live streaming;

    WHEREAS holding public meetings in the City Hall Council Chambers, where all the audio/video equipment has been set up for the live streaming program, would not be possible without breaching physical distancing restrictions due to its size, and holding public meetings at the White Rock Community Centre would cause further financial impact to City Operations due to staffing resources and not enable live streaming;

    WHEREAS Ministerial Orders require an adopted motion in order to hold public meetings electronically, without members of the public present in person at the meeting;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Finance and Audit Committee (including all members of Council) authorizes the City of White Rock to hold the February 22, 2021 meeting to be video streamed and available on the City’s website, and without the public present in the Council Chambers.


    THAT the Finance and Audit Committee adopt the agenda for February 22, 2021 as circulated.


    THAT the Finance and Audit Committee adopt the minutes of the February 3, 2021 meeting as circulated.

Corporate report dated February 22, 2021 from the Director of Planning and Development Services titled "Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) Project Options Update".


    THAT the Finance and Audit Committee recommend that Council:

    1. Direct staff to keep the following projects noted in this corporate report and in the draft 2021-2025 Financial Plan (identified by project name, year, and budget amount), and indicate whether additional funding from Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) is supported:
      1. Centre Street Walkway Upgrades / 2023 / $500,000;
      2. Maccaud Park Improvements / 2021 / $250,000;
      3. All-Abilities Playground (Waterfront; location to be determined) / 2021 / $1M;
      4. Bay Street Beach Access Ramp / 2021 / $150,000;
      5. Display Building for Antique Fire Truck / 2021 / $350,000; and
      6. Transfer $1M annually to Affordable Housing Reserve / 2021 – 2024 / $4M;

    2. Confirm which of the following projects noted in this corporate report are to be added to the 2021-2025 Financial Plan in future years (2023-2025) funded from CACs, with staff to bring forward a report on the impact of delivering these projects on Council’s Strategic Priorities, as well as additional resources required to deliver each project:

      1. Additional Road End (Walkway) Upgrades; and
      2. Contribution to Baseball Training Facility at Centennial Park;

    3. Direct staff on whether to proceed with bringing forward an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw to allow a future affordable housing project at Hogg Park as described in this corporate report, which would require a transfer to replenish Parkland Development Cost Charges (DCCs) from the CACs that are to be transferred to the Affordable Housing Reserve Fund, and ultimately require the approval of the electors;

    4. Direct staff to terminate consideration of the follow projects due to lack of viability based on cost and regulatory barriers identified in this corporate report:
      1. Pickleball courts in the waterfront area;
      2. Volleyball courts in the intertidal area near East Beach;
      3. Ocean-based swimming tank near the Pier;
      4. Playhouse / Theatre expansion with White Rock Players Club;
      5. Acquisition of commercial space for a permanent art gallery location; and

    5. Direct staff to suspend consideration of mooring buoys near the breakwater, until after the status of the restoration of the Pier and West Wharf is resolved.