Council Highlights – Jan 11, 2022
Posted: January 13, 2022
Council Highlights – Jan 11, 2022
Posted: Jan 13, 2022 | By: Communications
Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Mayor Law spoke to the Omicron variant and COVID-19 protocols, including additional precautions in Municipal Hall and other District buildings. He expressed his thankfulness for the community and for vaccines, reiterating how fortunate we are to have these advances and how important it is for government to continue to take care of their communities.
Mayor Law also gave an update regarding the ongoing MRDT discussions and application. Discussions are ongoing and looking promising with a new application to come in the next few weeks.
Mayor Law concluded with an update regarding an Island Health Sobering and Assessment facility for Tofino. This project comes with considerable funding and the District is currently looking for a location to house this facility. Mayor Law looks forward to developments to come.
Addition of Signing Authority
Council authorized staff to authorize Alexandra Porritt, Manager of Financial Services (Interim), as a signing authority for the District of Tofino.
Presentation and Reports
Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 1287 - Shipping Containers
Council heard an amended second reading of Bylaw Amendment No. 1287, 2020. These amendments pertained to height restrictions, exterior enclosure, and ventilation requirements. Staff also requested that the Public Hearing for the Shipping Containers bylaw be waived, as the proposed amendment is consistent with the Official Community Plan (OCP), public consultation was undertaken following the first reading of the bylaw, and an ad in The Westerly will still be required. Council carried the motion, with opposition from Councillor Thicke.
Previous Council Highlights
Mayor Law dedicated his Mayor’s Report to George Hubert, who previously served close to four decades as an employee with the District of Tofino.View full highlights
Mayor Law began his report by calling on Alistair Reynolds to take to the lectern so that he could be awarded with the 2023 Volunteer Recognition Award.View full highlights
The Mayor began his report by speaking about a meeting he had with the new Executive Director of Tourism Tofino, Brad Parsell, and encouraged the public to reach out to Mr. Parsell and introduce themselves.View full highlights
Mayor Law recognized October 11, 2022 as the last Council meeting of the current term and noted that the inaugural meeting for the newly elected Council is scheduled to be held November 1, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. in the Clayoquot Sound Theatre.View full highlights
Mayor Law issued a warm welcome to Deborah Bodnar, the new Director of Corporate Services and Financial Officer for the District of Tofino.View full highlights
Mayor Law extended a sincere thank you to Brad Evans, and recognized his 15 years of dedicated service as a District of Tofino employee.View full highlights
Mayor Law spoke to his experience participating in the raising of the totem pole Hinaaqsuuqʷa on July 1, 2022 at the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation ancient village site of Opitsaht on Meares Island.View full highlights
Mayor Law spoke to his recent attendance at the 2022 FCM Annual Conference and Tradeshow held in Regina, Saskatchewan.View full highlights
Acting Mayor Jacky Challenger congratulated Aaron Rodgers on his new role as the Director of Infrastructure and Public Works.View full highlights
Mayor Law welcomed Nyla Attiana to her first Council meeting as Chief Administrative Officer.View full highlights