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  • May 26, 2020 | SSI LTC Electronic Regular Meeting Highlights:
    • directed staff to post the Rural Evidence Review Project link and Survey to the Islands Trust website.
    • supported formation and funding for a Southern Gulf Island Secretariat as described in Trustee Morrison’s May 15, 2020 letter to the Trust Programs Committee.
    • did not require a Watercourse Assessment for application SS-TUP-2020.2 (180 Thomas Road) as per the SSI LTC Development Approvals Information Bylaw No. 175.
    • approved issuance of SS-DVP-2020.3 (163 Thomas Road) as amended and directed staff to not forward the application to bylaw enforcement at this time.
    • approved issuance of SS-DVP-2020.1 (130 Langs Road) conditional upon receipt of a letter of credit for the installation of a rain garden in the amount of nine hundred dollars ($900.00).
    • denied application SS-RZ-2018.2 (133, 177 and 201 Suneagle Drive).
    • application SS-RZ-2013.7 (Lot 10, Park Drive) was put in abeyance for a period of six months.
    • adopted Bylaw No. 519, as amended. 
    • approved amended text for inclusion in the 2019-2020 Annual Report, for approval by Trust Council, and submission to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
    • endorsed project proposal “Linking Coastal Douglas Fir forests and community health in the Gulf Islands: educational resources for Salt Spring and other Gulf Islanders” and allocated $1,500 from its Communications Expense Budget and $4,500 from its Education and Communications Budget to develop educational materials.
    • directed bylaw enforcement to not enforce against restaurants, liquor primary establishments or manufacturing licenses setting up temporary structures, within their respective lots, contrary to parking regulations and existing Development Permits, while COVID-19 restrictions limiting seating capacity and occupancy are in place and subject to establishments receiving required provincial approvals.
    • directed staff to publicly release the agenda package eleven calendar days before a regular scheduled meeting.
    • directed staff to schedule a special meeting for Trustees to review top priority projects and resources to support the development of a business case and budget for a Ganges Village Planning project for the 2021/22 fiscal year.
    • requested staff to respond to letter received from the CRD dated February 13, 2020 and advise that the SSI LTC is willing to explore the feasibility of a rezoning process.
    • referred the “Proof of Sustainable Water in Subdivision Applications” staff report to the SSIWPA Technical Working Group for recommendation and directed staff to draft a bylaw to strengthen groundwater protection during the subdivision approval process in consideration of the project charter.

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