REGULAR MEETING OF MAY 28, 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

1. PUBLIC HEARINGS
1.1 INFORMAL PUBLIC HEARING FOR DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION DVPA-418 Council held an Informal Public Hearing for Development Variance Permit Application DVPA-418 and authorized the issuance of a development variance permit to vary the minimum front yard setback, maximum step, maximum eave, and maximum open porch projections. The variance will allow the applicant to construct a mudroom addition to the front of the house.
1.2 INFORMAL PUBLIC HEARING FOR DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION DVPA-419 Council held an Informal Public Hearing for Development Variance Permit Application DVPA-419 and authorized the issuance of a development variance permit to vary the minimum front yard setback and maximum eave projection. The variance will allow the applicant to construct a mudroom addition to the front of the house.
1.3 PUBLIC HEARING FOR BYLAW NO. 2342, OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN NO. 2231, AMENDMENT NO. 7 AND BYLAW NO. 2341, ZONING BYLAW NO. 1750, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 199 Council held a second Public Hearing and provided third reading to Bylaw No.
2342, Official Community Plan No. 2231, Amendment No. 7 and Bylaw No. 2341, Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 199. The proposed OCP and Bylaw amendments update the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw to include the lands in West Fernie and amend the Flood Hazard Development Area Citywide.

2. STAFF REPORTS
2.1 DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. DVPA-420 Council approved the application and will consider a Development Variance Permit for side yard and front yard setbacks to allow for a renovation to the existing home, including a raised foundation and 2nd-story addition at 632 6th Avenue.
2.2 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSE POLICY Council approved the Training and Development Expense Policy No. CP-2018-001.
2.3 MOUNT FERNIE PARK ROAD CONTRACT AWARD Council approved the recommendation to award the paving contract for Mount Fernie Park Road to Power Paving in the amount of $179,035.00 exclusive of GST.

3. REPORTS
3.1 Council appointed Ms. Harmony Lloyd to the Fernie Youth Action Network Oversight Committee as the representative for Fernie Secondary School.

4. BYLAWS
4.1 BYLAW NO. 2352, WEST FERNIE SEWER AND WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE PARCEL TAX BYLAW Council adopted Bylaw 2352 which authorizes the City of Fernie to collect a parcel tax on all taxable parcels within West Fernie and recover the costs of providing upgraded water and sewer infrastructure as part of the amalgamation into the City of Fernie.
4.2 BYLAW NO. 2347, BUSINESS LICENCING AND REGULATION BYLAW MOBILE VENDING AMENDMENT Council adopted Business Licencing and Regulation Bylaw No. 2347, 2018 which allows for the vending of retail goods, merchandise and wares in addition to food vending.

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
ORGANIC SOILS MANAGEMENT PLAN
The City is moving forward with a three-year pilot soil management project in an effort to improve soil health, better turf conditions and over the long term reduce the need for pesticides on City properties.

PUBLIC ART UNVEILING
The City of Fernie, along with artists Michael Hepher and Paul Reimer, invite the public to the official unveiling of “A Hardy Town” sculpture on June 1, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at the Fernie Arts Station.

UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS – JUNE 11, 2018
A Public Hearing has been scheduled for June 11, 2018 to receive submissions from the public regarding Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 2345, 2018, which proposes to rezone 107 Whitetail Drive from R3 to R1SL.

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF COUNCIL
– Monday, June 11, 2018 Committee of the Whole at 10:00am and the Regular meeting of Council at 7:00pm in Council Chambers
– Monday, June 25, 2018 Committee of the Whole at 10:00am and the Regular meeting of Council at 7:00pm in Council Chambers

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