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Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area

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 

January 29, 2019 ​| SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights

A Public Hearing was held for Proposed Bylaws 510 and 511 regarding 155 Rainbow Road.
The SSI LTC directed staff to schedule a Special Business meeting to consult the public about strategic directions for the 2018-2022 term; Approved the SSIWPA Special Property Tax Requisition Request for Decision and authorized staff to forward it to Islands Trust Council; Received four Notices regarding Federal Cannabis Licencing; Approved the DVPs for 123 Ashya Road, 289 & 293 Armand Way, and 108 Walker's Hook Road; Approved the DPs and DVPs for Lot 3 Bishop's Walk (Salt Spring Commons) and 161 Fulford-Ganges Road; Denied the DVPs for 185 Grantville Street and 400 Long Harbour Road; and Requested staff work with the applicants regarding rezoning applications for 377 Seymour Heights Road and 2188 North End Road.


January 26, 2019 | Community Information Meeting and Town Hall

The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) has proposed a Special Property Tax Requisition of $98,500 to continue funding collaborative watershed management on the Island through the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (SSIWPA).  On Saturday, January 26, come learn more about the proposed tax requisition, SSIWPA's work, and share your thoughts with the Local Trust Committee ahead of the LTC's final recommendation to Islands Trust Council on the matter.  For more information, click here.


December 6, 2018 | SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC:  Directed staff to conduct a public strategic planning session to identify LTC priorities;  Assigned Bylaw 471 as a Special Project;  Advanced the Watershed project and requested staff schedule a community information meeting on the property tax requisition for coordination of SSIWPA;  Re-referred the Industrial Lands Bylaws to select agencies;  Added “Protecting the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone and Associated Ecosystems Tool Kit” to the projects list;  and Requested that Notices of Intention to apply for a Federal Cannabis License be included in LTC meeting agendas.

The SSI LTC requested:  a Public Hearing be scheduled for 155 Rainbow Road and requested the applicant for 161 Fulford-Ganges Road work with the BC Archaeology Branch to place a Notice of Heritage Status on title.

The SSI LTC approved: a dock at 416 Old Scott Road;  removal of a heritage apple tree at 125 Rainbow Road;  the siting of a picnic shelter at 355 Blackburn Road;  a Soil Deposit and Removal Permit  for 170 Jones Road (with conditions);  and the setback variance at 195 Head Street. They deferred the variance application for 185 Grantville Street.


**CANCELLED**   November 15, 2018 | SSI LTC Regular Scheduled Meeting is cancelled

Our next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Hart Bradley Hall, Lions’ Club, 103 Bonnet Avenue. The proposed meeting agenda is usually available one week prior to the meeting and may be obtained at the Islands Trust office or on our website.


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Page last updated: 01/02/19
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