Council Highlights – July 12, 2022

Posted: Jul 15, 2022      |      By: Corporate Services

Council Highlights – July 12, 2022

Posted: Jul 15, 2022   |   By: Corporate Services

Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Mayor's Report

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. The totem pole was carved by master carver Joe Martin along with members of his family and other local artists.

The Mayor also remarked that Tofino has been named one of the World's 50 Greatest Places in 2022 by TIME Magazine, and recognized the community members, businesses, and staff for their part in making Tofino a world renowned destination. To view the TIME article please visit: time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2022/ (TIME Magazine)

Lastly, the Mayor provided an update on the Tofino Free Shuttle, which is a free summer service between Tofino's Village core and the Tofino Visitor Centre at Cox Bay. The service is funded primarily by Tofino's participation in the Resort Municipality (RMI) program with additional support from pay parking revenue and Tourism Tofino. The Mayor commended staff for their contributions to infrastructure and community services, and shared his positive conversations with visitors who have commented on their enjoyment of the town. To view the Tofino Free Shuttle map and schedule, please visit: tourismtofino.com/freeshuttle (Tourism Tofino) or use the Google Maps "transit" function.

Agenda Items

Temporary Use Permit (TUP) Renewal

Council resolved to renew a TUP for the property at 760 and 770 Campbell Street for a period of three (3) years. The TUP permits the applicant to continue a temporary use of the subject property for staff housing within a recreational vehicle, to be used exclusively by locally employed residents.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Update

The new Manager of Major Capital Projects presented Council with an update on the wastewater treatment plant, conveyance upgrade, and outfall replacement project. The update included an overview of project progress, staffing details, design and construction cost savings, and upcoming project milestones.

Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 1271.07, 2022

Council adopted a bylaw to amend the Fees and Charges Bylaw that sets a fee for water modelling services to ensure that costs for reviewing new development proposals are recovered. The bylaw also amends a discrepancy in the zoning amendment application fees section and provides clarity regarding land use development application fees.

NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION: REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING - JULY 26, 2022

Pursuant to section 127(3) of the Community Charter and section 20 and 21 of the District of Tofino Meeting Procedure Bylaw No. 1229, 2016, notice is hereby given that the regular Council meeting scheduled to be held Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 4:30 PM is cancelled.

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