Council Highlights – Jan 25, 2022
Posted: January 31, 2022
Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Mayor Law acknowledged the water collision that occurred earlier in the day and thanked the Ahousaht Auxiliary Coast Guard, the Tofino Coast Guard and first responders. He thanked Councillor Stere who was on the call and wished everyone involved a speedy recovery.
- Mayor Law spoke to the upcoming all-day budget meeting on February 2, 2022. He encouraged everyone to head to the new website to see what is being proposed to voice their feedback and participate in the District of Tofino budget process.
- The budget engagement and planning process to date can be viewed at Budget Engagement 2022.
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Mayor Law acknowledged and thanked District staff regarding new constructs and features throughout the community. He commended the District staff who have added new garbage cans and bike racks throughout the District.
District of Tofino Fire and Life Safety Bylaw No. 1311, 2021 was adopted.
Presentation and Reports
Proposed CARE Network Agreement
Council approved $10,000 in the 2022-2026 Financial Plan for a pilot project with the CARE Network for the purposes of domestic animal impound and transportation.
Municipal and Regional District Tax Bylaw No. 1312, 2022 and Renewal Application
The MRDT bylaw was read a first, second and third time. Council also authorized staff to submit a renewal application for Municipal and Regional District Tax at a rate of 3% which includes a contribution to debt servicing for the wastewater treatment plant and associated infrastructure of the lesser of $400,000 per year, or the entire .8%, of the additional or third percent of MRDT, in years two through five of the next MRDT strategic business plan.
Housing Agreement Amendment Bylaw No. 1289.02, 2020
The Housing Agreement was read a first, second and third time.
Development Variance Permit - 315 Main Street
Council approved a variance for 315 Main Street that would allow an accessory structure to be built prior to a primary structure.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1273, 2019 - 1101 Pacific Rim Highway
Council received as Appendix 2 a summary report of the information session and public hearing for “District of Tofino Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1273, 2019." This summary will be maintained as public record.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1296, 2020 - 380 Main Street
Council heard an amended second reading of the zoning amendment and waived the requirement for a public hearing. The third reading of the application was also rescinded.
Development Approvals Framework Contract Award
Council voted to award the Tofino Development Approvals Framework contract to Urban Systems Ltd. based on the proposal price of $251,956 plus GST.
Community Emergency Preparedness Fund - Emergency Operations Centre and Training
Council voted to partner with the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District on the Union of BC Municipalities 2022 Community Emergency Preparedness Grant for Emergency Operations Centre Training and Supplies Grant. This authorizes the ACRD to apply for, receive and manage grant funding on behalf of the District of Tofino.
Previous Council 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
Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Mayor Law announced that the 2022-2027 Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) Application has been approved. A portion of the MRDT revenue will go towards the Wastewater Treatment Plant debt servicing. Mayor Law thanked the following people for their support: Minister of Finance, Selina…View full highlights
Mayor Law met with the Honorable Nathan Cullen, Minister of Municipal Affairs regarding the situation with the Wastewater Treatment Plant funding. He communicated the support from the Ministry on the community’s behalf.View full highlights