Council Highlights - January 28, 2020

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COUNCIL HIGLIGHTS

January 28, 2020

"Council Highlights" provide a summary of key decisions made by Council during regularly scheduled meetings.

Click here see full agenda packages, minutes and video recordings

Agenda Items

  • Delegation from Central Westcoast Forest Society (CWFS):  Council heard a presentation from the CWFS regarding their current projects and goals, including ongoing Kennedy Flats watershed cleanup initiatives, large wood recruitment for instream habitat restoration work, and an overview of environmental services offered by the organization.  
  • Delegation from Tofino Housing Corporation (THC) and Catalyst Community Developments Society (Catalyst):  Council heard a presentation from the THC and Catalyst regarding a zoning amendment application that would facilitate an attainable housing development on District Lot 114.  The delegates presented on the history of local housing challenges; details of the proposed site, location and building design; funding considerations; and rent and operational details.
  • Zoning Amendment Application - Tofino Housing Corporation:  Council directed staff to proceed with further review of the zoning amendment application from the THC for the property at 351 Arnet Road (District Lot 114).  The proposal would rezone the property from THC Low to Medium Multiple Family Residential District (CD-THC1) to a Comprehensive Development Zone, to facilitate a multi-family residential development where units are proposed to be rented at below-market rents.  With permission to proceed granted, the next staff report with information about the application will come back to Council at first and second reading of a zoning amendment bylaw, after which point a Public Hearing would be scheduled.  More information about the proposal, including site plans and building designs, are available at www.tofinohousingcorp.ca

Other District News

NEW Emergency Notifications Coming to the District of Tofino: The District of Tofino is pleased to announce that in early 2020 we will be switching to an improved emergency notification platform called “Voyent Alert!” to replace One Call Now.  Learn more about the new platform and why we’re making the switch at www.tofino.ca/emergency-notifications.

The next regular Council meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM.  Click here to view the 2020 meeting schedule.


For more information, please contact the Corporate Services Deparment at:
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