Council Highlights – Dec 14, 2021
Posted: December 17, 2021
Meeting Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Mayor Law recapped a local government round table hosted by Minister of Municipal Affairs, the Honorable Josie Osborne and Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, the Honorable Murray Rankin. There were over 44 mayors and chairs present for the discussions about local government efforts towards reconciliation across the island.
Mayor Law also spoke to a community roundtable with the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, West Coast Hospitality Association, Tofino Ratepayers Association, Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Tofino. This facilitated discussion was to discuss the Wastewater Treatment Plant debt servicing and the use of Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) for the Wastewater Treatment Plant debt servicing. The Mayor remarked the meeting was a positive step forward and ended on a great note.
Mr. Daniel Sailland, Chief Administrative Officer, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District introduced himself to Council and gave a brief verbal overview of ACRD initiatives and programs coming in 2022. Some of these initiatives include curbside compost, upgrades to the West Coast landfill, West Coast Transit to be implemented Fall 2022, among others.
Bridget Reichert, owner, Tofino Highlands gave a presentation on proposed rezoning and development of 711 & 721 Campbell Street to accommodate a multi-family development called the Tofino Highlands.
Presentation and Reports
Zoning Amendment Application - 711 & 721 Campbell Street
Council directed staff to proceed with further review of the zoning amendment application for the property at 711 & 721 Campbell Street. The proposal would rezone the property from Single-Family Residential District (R1) to a Comprehensive Development Zone, to facilitate a multi-family residential community including townhomes and small detached dwellings. With permission to proceed granted, the next staff report with information about the application will answer questions from Council regarding site plan, emergency service access, and emergency preparedness (such as tsunami and earthquake).
Zoning Amendment Application - 200 Campbell Street
Council voted to deny the Zoning Amendment application following Staff's recommendation.
2022 Council Member Appointments
Both internal and external Committees, Commissions and other District Bodies for Council Members were appointed.
- District of Tofino Business Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 858.10, 2021 was adopted. Business owners who renew their licences before December 31, 2021 will be subject 2021 fees, and all renewals or new applications from January 1, 2022 will be subject to the 2022 fees.
- District of Tofino Housing Agreement No 1313, 2021 was adopted.
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