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
May 10, 2018 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights
The LTC: prioritized the Industrial Land Uses Project with a view to completing the legislation within the current term; directed staff to submit a statutory right-of-way application to FLNRO that would allow for the eventual construction and operation of the Ganges Harbourwalk; amended and endorsed a Policy Statement on Affordable Housing; directed staff to draft an OCP amendment and a Commercial 2 zone variant regarding 155 Rainbow Road area that limits lot coverage, authorizes dwelling units, and makes existing siting non-conformities lawful; approved SS-DP-2018.4 for 121 Upper Ganges Road (Harbour House Hotel), requested the applicant work with the Malahat First Nation, and asked staff to schedule a Community Information Meeting and Public Hearing for Bylaw 508; and, regarding the subdivision of 118 Jackson Avenue, exempted proposed Lot 1 of subdivision SS-SUB-2017.1 from the frontage requirements and requested the applicant submit a vegetation plan and a revised storm water drainage plan.
April 19, 2018 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights
Approximately 120 members of the public attended the afternoon session of the meeting and, during the Town Hall session, many expressed concern about the lack of affordable housing on Salt Spring Island. The SSI LTC: approved the DVP for 234 Scott Point Drive regarding an encroachment into the setback from the natural boundary of the sea; deferred consideration of the DVP for 195 Head Street pending planting of a privacy screen; referred Bylaw No. 507 regarding the Croftonbrook application (132 Corbett Road) to the APC; and adopted Bylaw No. 509 regarding the Salt Spring Tennis Association application for 805 Lower Ganges Road.
April 4, 2018 | Call for Volunteers
The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) welcomes applications for its Advisory Planning Commissions and Board of Variance. APC and AAPC members serve for terms of up to 2 years and meet up to 12 times per year on Thursday afternoons. Board of Variance members serve for three year terms and meet when applications are received (typically less than once per year).
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March 29, 2018 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights
The SSI LTC held a Community Information Meeting and Public Hearing for 805 Lower Ganges Road. Proposed Bylaw 509 was read a third time as amended and will be forwarded for approval.
The SSI LTC also: amended the Rural Watershed Uses proposed Bylaws 487 and 496 and read them a third time and asked they be forwarded for approval; Referred SS-ALR-2017.2 - 255 Musgrave Road to the SSI Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission; Provided comments about hours, noise and parking to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for SS-LCB-2018.2 - Salt Spring Wild Cider House and Distillery Ltd on 151 Sharp Road; and Read Bylaws 500 and 501 a second time and requested staff schedule a Public Hearing for SS-RZ-2016.4 - Gulf Island Brewing Ltd. - 270 Furness Road.
March 1, 2018 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights
The LTC amended Bylaw No. 509 (805 Lower Ganges Road) LUB Amendment and rezoning to allow for additional recreational uses and deferred the Public Hearing for proposed to the March 29, 2018 meeting. Ganges Harbourwalk project, (Proposed Bylaw No. 491), the LTC: supported the principle of the LTC submitting an application to the Ministry of FLNRO for a Right-of-Way for the harbourwalk and directed staff write FLNRO to advise that an application is likely forthcoming and ask they suspend renewal of the (Ganges Marina) lease to such time that the application has been processed to conclusion; and directed staff inform CRD staff regarding the actions taken. The LTC amended Bylaw 489 and gave 3rd reading to Proposed Bylaws 488, 489, 490 - Industrial Lands project and requested staff engage in secondary public consultations with the affected property owners to identify any outstanding concerns. 347 Bridgman Road - an OCP amendment and rezoning from Commercial Accommodation to Rural zone variant. The LTC read Bylaws 498 and 499 a first time and requested staff refer them to agencies and First Nations. The LTC encouraged the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance prioritize mapping the aquifer(s) in the vicinity of Vesuvius/Channel Ridge and asked that they investigate the possibility of metering all properties that draw water from St. Mary Lake so that an accurate account of overall water draw off from the lake can be obtained.