The largest of the southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island is home to over 10,000 people and is one of Canada's top tourism and retirement destinations. The Salt Spring Island trust area enjoys one of the warmest year-round climates in Canada, and is popular for its easy-going lifestyle, rich culture and serene beauty. Encompassing nearly 20,000 hectares and including numerous islets, the Local Trust Area is located 11 kilometres north of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island.
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Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News
June 30, 2017 | Our Groundwater, Our Responsibility
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June 1, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights
The SSILTC: amended Bylaw 489 and requested staff hold open houses regarding the implementation of proposed Bylaws 488, 489 and 490 (SSI Industrial Lands Project); amended Bylaw 487 (regarding a Rural Watershed Uses OCP and LUB Update), and read it a second time; amended Bylaw 496, and gave first and second reading, and requested staff refer them and schedule a Public Hearing; directed staff undertake community engagement, including a Community Information Meeting, to gather feedback on the scale of development for the properties adjacent to the proposed Ganges Harbourwalk; referred a non-farm use application for 805 Lower Ganges Road to the SSI AAPC; requested staff forward the subdivision application for 902 Beaver Point Road to the ALC with support; requested staff prepare a draft bylaw to rezone 805 Vesuvius Bay Road from CA2 to R8 and requested that PARC consider construction of a public trail on the Margaret Road shoreline access road dedication to and across the property; appointed and reappointed members to terms with the APC and AAPC.
May 4, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights
Following the Public Hearing for Lot 15, Park Drive, the SSILTC: requested staff work with the applicant for 145 Scott Point Drive; rescinded third reading of Bylaws 474 and 475 for 2850 Fulford-Ganges Road; gave third reading to the Lot 15 Park Drive bylaw and forwarded it to the Executive Committee; requested the applicant for 270 Furness Road submit reports and that staff prepare draft bylaws to amend the OCP and LUB; and added a review of the Short Term Vacation Rentals policy to the projects list.
April 13, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights
The SSILTC: requested Bylaw Enforcement provide a report on STVRs and airbnbs; requested staff provide a report regarding Ganges Village Area Planning – Harbourwalk; reallocated project monies; directed staff provide information on Development Approval Information Bylaws; directed staff provide options and project estimates for contracting a consultant for both the Affordable Housing – Cottages and the Marine Environment Protection projects; directed staff to amend Bylaw No. 355 such that boundary fences be limited to 2.4 meters in height; amended SS-TUP-2017.2 180 - Thomas Road and approved issuance; approved issuance of SS-DVP-2017.2 Margaret Avenue; and forwarded the report, “Review of Report “Safe Yield Analysis For Surface Water Resources," to SSIWPA.
March 23, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights
The SSILTC requested: staff refer 295 Roland Road to MOTI regarding roadway encroachment; and the applicant for 347 Bridgman Road submit archaeological reports and staff prepare draft bylaws to amend the OCP and LUB from CA 2 to a Rural zone variant The SSILTC discussed: short-term vacation rentals, rental accommodation, bed and breakfast businesses; and rainwater catchment for the Ganges village area.