Council Highlights – Mar 22, 2022

Posted: Mar 25, 2022      |      By: Corporate Services

Council Highlights – Mar 22, 2022

Posted: Mar 25, 2022   |   By: Corporate Services

Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Mayor's Report

Mayor Law spoke again to the ongoing devastation in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of good government. He affirmed the responsibility of Council is to look after the well-being, health and safety of residents.

Mayor Law gave an update on the working group for dispersed camping. He is looking forward to solutions to improve issues in the backcountry. He encouraged residents to be responsible and take care of the backcountry.

Agenda Items

Correspondence

Correspondence regarding off-leash dogs
Council referred this discussion to the next Committee of the Whole to allow for a greater discussion.

Presentation and Reports

Tender Award: Multi-Path Upgrades: Olsen to Gibson

Council approved the contract award for the Multi-Use Path Upgrades to Hazelwood Construction and that the construction be funded by the Tourism Dependent Communities Fund grant, the District’s Capital and Infrastructure Levy Reserve and Resort Municipality Initiative funding.

Bylaws for Adoption

  • Significant Tree Amendment Bylaw No. 856.02, 2021
  • District of Tofino Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1287, 2020 (Shipping Containers)
  • District of Tofino Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1296, 2020 (The Shore)

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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.

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