Busy night tonight at Oak Bay Municipal Hall

The Heritage Commission at 5 p.m., public hearing at 6 p.m., council at 7 p.m.

It is a busy schedule at Oak Bay Municipal Hall tonight.

The Heritage Commission will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. New business includes the consideration to designate the properties of 1208 Oliver Street and 1526 Beach Drive (tentative) and placing the home on the Heritage Register. 799 Linkleas Ave is also being considered for designation. The commission will consider changes to windows and patio layout for the existing home at 3125 Uplands Road.

A public hearing will follow from 6 – 7 p.m..

First on that agenda is to consider changes to the property at 638 and 644 Beach Drive. Changes to bylaws are being sought to retain a heritage home and facilitate a four lot single family residential development through a Heritage Revitalization Agreement.

Also up for discussion is a change to the bylaw at 687 / 697 St Patrick Street (the Central Stores Building) to allow for personal services and office use.

People who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws will be given the opportunity to be heard.

Council meeting starts at 7 p.m..

A funding request for the 2020 Francophone Games is being brought forward by La Société du comité d’organisation des Jeux de la francophonie canadienne. Members of the société will be in attendance to provide a presentation to Council on their request for organizational support, financial support, and public visibility. A copy of the presentation can be found here.

There will be a request for financial assistance for the Ride Don’t Hide event. It would be used for marshalling costs which total approximately $470.

Last council meeting, council addressed a proposed bylaw around Capital Regional District Transportation Service. Council wanted to see three amendments to the bylaw, which they sent back to the CRD. The CRD’s response will be discussed tonight.

Next, a quarterly progress report will provide council an update on its Strategic Priorities in regards to the status and scheduling of initiatives.

Following that, a report will be presented that informs council about a new online public engagement tool that will be implemented for 2018. “Citizen Budget is an online budget simulator that can assist citizens in better understanding the budget process and enable them to experience the types of decisions Council and staff make when developing budgets and establishing spending priorities. Through the use of Citizen Budget, residents will have an opportunity to be informed, engaged and able to provide valuable feedback for Council’s consideration.”

Next, the Building and Planning Department will present the monthly report of active land use applications. There are currently a total of 655 active building permits.

Following that council will accept or reject the revised CRD’s Regional Growth Strategy.

Council will then consider an application for a heritage revitalization agreement for 960 Foul Bay Road. The development proposes four single family lots and restoration and designation of the heritage home on one of the lots. Council consideration of this Heritage Revitalization Agreement does not guarantee final subdivision approval.

The evening will close out with council conducting third reading and adoption of bylaws discussed in the public hearing earlier in the night, including 638 and 644 Beach Drive and 687 / 697 St Patrick Street.


 

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