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Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News

JUNE

  • June 30, 2020 | SSI LTC Electronic Regular Meeting Highlights:
    • deferred application SS-TUP-2020.1 (315 Robinson Road) until September 2020 and directed staff to obtain a legal opinion regarding advice on accessory uses on the Cottages on Salt Spring Resort Ltd. property with reference to the letter received from Platform Properties.
    • requested staff to forward application SS-ALR-2020.1 to the Agricultural Land Commission with support for the following reasons:
             a. The non-farm use is consistent with subject property zoning;
             b. The application is minor in nature;
             c. The application does not affect the long-term agricultural potential of the property.
    • waived the requirements for noise, lighting and vegetation assessments as per Bylaw No. 175 for application SS-DP-2020.2 (374 Lower Ganges Road).
    • approved issuance of SS-DVP-2020.6 (123 Lee Ann Road) and SS-DVP-2020.2 (121 Peregrine Way). added Development of a Music Strategy to the Local Trust Committee Projects List.
    • Directed staff to refer the following items to the SSI APC for feedback:
             1. Proposed development variance permit SS-DVP-2020.5; and
             2. Correspondence and all attachments from Islanders Working against Violence dated June 23, 2020.
    • directed staff to draft a Request for Decision for Islands Trust Council proposing amendment to Trust Council Policy 6.3.2 that would authorize the use of unspent special property tax requisition funds from previous fiscal years on Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee projects connected to the original project for which the funds were sought, while that original project remains ongoing.
    • allocated $2,500 from its Coastal Douglas-fir and Associated Ecosystem Protection project budget to develop education materials.
    • directed staff to close application file SS-SUB-2015.8 if the surveyed plan of subdivision is not received by December 31, 2020 and to close application file SS-SUB-2016.3.
    • directed staff to schedule a Special Meeting to discuss agricultural priorities on Salt Spring Island with members of the APC and the AAPC.

June 30, 2020 | Electronic SSI LTC Regular Business Meeting

Meeting Agenda - click here and select June 30, 2020 on the meeting calendar.

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June 8, 2020 | Electronic SSI LTC Special Business Meeting

Important Notice - click here.
Meeting Agenda - click here and select June 8, 2020 on the Meeting Calendar.

To join Electronically: click here
To Call into the meeting: Canada: 855 703 8985 (Toll Free) / US: 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) 
Webinar ID: 674 2321 7285

MAY

May 26, 2020 

Rural Evidence Review Project and Survey:
https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dnPQoh96wp4061

  • 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.

APRIL 

  • April 28, 2020 | SSI LTC Electronic Regular Meeting Highlights:
    • directed staff to prepare a report regarding the March 5,2020 SSI AAPC recommendations.
    • requested staff to prepare a report on the SSI LTC Top Priorities and SSI LTC Projects List in relation to the SSI LTC’s strategic plan in particular to Ganges Village Planning.
    • deferred the Sustainability Master Project Charter Version 9 to a future meeting.
    • renamed its “Groundwater Preservation Project” to “Groundwater Sustainability Strategy.”
    • directed staff to continue groundwater well and lake monitoring for the 2020/21 fiscal year per Groundwater Sustainability Strategy Project Charter Version 9 attached as Appendix 2 to the staff report dated April 28, 2020 and directed staff to provide the SSI LTC with a project charter that is prepared in collaboration with relevant partner agencies to develop a community monitoring well and lake monitoring plan.
    • directed staff to prepare a report regarding proof of water availability for subdivision that will include examples from other jurisdictions.
    • Bylaw No. 512 adopted as amended and directed staff to implement Bylaw No. 512 in accordance with the implementation plan described in the staff report dated April 28, 2020.
    • adopted policy on unlawful land uses and planning applications.
    • requested staff to forward items 10.16 to 10.22 to the Capital Regional District Salt Spring Island Emergency Services Program.
    • to exempt application SS-LCRB-2019.5 from the requirement to be subject to a public meeting as per Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee Standing Resolution SS-2018-177 (Cannabis Regulation) and directed staff to send a response to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch regarding the Cannabis Retail Sales license application for 382 Lower Ganges Rd.
    • directed staff to include a record of the community consultation with the response to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch regarding the Cannabis Retail Sales license application and directed staff to consider the correspondence received for application SS-LCRB-2019.5 in consideration of the cannabis production project.
  • April 2, 2020 | Resolution Without Meeting (RWM) Decision Highlights:amended the Coast Douglas-fir and Associated Ecosystems Project and requested staff bring back the project charter for approval.
    • The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (SSI LTC) adopted the minutes from the March 2, 2020 Special Meeting via Resolution-Without-Meeting.  The Special Meeting was for a Community Information Meeting for Proposed Bylaw No. 471 (Temporary Use Permits for Residential Uses).  The minutes can be found here.

April 2, 2020 | Resolution Without Meeting (RWM) Decision Highlights

SSI LTC adopted the minutes from the March 2, 2020 Special Meeting via Resolution-Without-Meeting.  The Special Meeting was for a Community Information Meeting for Proposed Bylaw No. 471 (Temporary Use Permits for Residential Uses).  The minutes can be found here.

April 28, 2020 | Electronic SSI LTC Regular Business Meeting

The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (SSI LTC) has decided to have their April 28, 2020 SSI LTC Regular Business Meeting electronically.

Important Notice - click here
Meeting Agenda 
- click here  and select April 28, 2020 on the Meeting Calendar.

Note: The Islands Trust Office provides electronic meeting facilities and space for social distancing, but the public are encouraged to stay home and to view and listen to the meeting electronically.

Facility for the meeting:
 Islands Trust Office -  200-1627 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8R 1H8. 
To join Electronically: 
click here
To Call into the meeting: 
Canada: 855 703 8985 (Toll Free) / US: 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) 
Webinar ID:
 675 4431 2685

MARCH

March 24, 2020 | Resolution Without Meeting (RWM) Decision Highlights

The SSI LTC approved issuance of development permit SS-DP-2019.10 (176 Bishops Walk Road) via Resolution-Without-Meeting. The SSI LTC approved a water covenant as part of a 2-Lot subdivision (SS-SUB-2016.5, 600 Isabella Point Road) via Resolution-Without-Meeting.

March 24, 2020 | CANCELLED: SSILTC Regular Business Meeting

The SSI LTC Regular Business Meeting of Tuesday, March 24, 2020 has been cancelled. Our next Regular Business meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 at the Hart Bradley Memorial Hall, Lions Club, 103 Bonnet Avenue, Salt Spring Island.

March 23, 2020 | Resolution Without Meeting (RWM) Decision Highlights

The SSI LTC adopted the minutes from the February 18, 2020 Regular Business meeting via Resolution-Without-Meeting.

March 18, 2020 | NOTICE OF OFFICE CLOSURE

The Islands Trust, Salt Spring Island location is currently closed to public walk-ins. We are continuing operations during our regular business hours. To leave a message, please call 250-537-9144 or email: ssiinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca

March 10, 2020 | NEW: SSILTC Development Approval Information Bylaw No. 175

On March 10, 2020, Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee Development Approval Information Bylaw No. 175 (DAI Bylaw) was adopted. This administrative bylaw enables the Salt Spring Island Local trust Committee to require information from an applicant, as to the impacts of the proposed developments for development permit, rezoning or temporary use permit applications. The purpose of the DAI Bylaw is to establish a clear standard of requested information while also creating a more transparent submission process for applicants.

FEBRUARY

  • February 18, 2020 | SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights:
    • amended the Coast Douglas-fir and Associated Ecosystems Project and requested staff bring back the project charter for approval.
    • requested the Islands Trust Council to include a special property tax requisition for the SSI Local Trust Area in the amount of $75, 500.00 in its 2020/21 annual budget, to fund additional operation of the SSI LTC in preserving and protecting the quality and quantity of water resources within the Trust Area.
    • Bylaw No. 512 – Affordable Rental Housing – Cottages Project be read a third time, as amended, and forwarded on to Islands Trust Executive Committee for approval.
    • requested staff to expedite processing of an application from the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust for a compositing facility and Burgoyne Bay.
    • referred the Advisory Commission Terms of Reference to the Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission for review and discussion.
    • declined amending Covenant FB102667 (Channel Ridge Covenant Amendment)
    • directed staff to write a letter of support for the Salt Spring Solutions Housing Solutions Lab grant application, for signature by the Chair.
    • Bylaw No. 517 and Bylaw No. 515, be adopted (154 Kings Lane, SSI)
    • issued SS-DP-2019.4 (154 Kings Lane), as amended.
    • approved SS-TUP-2019.8 (804 Fulford-Ganges Road) up to 3 years on the condition that the applicant seek a commercial access permit from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
    • amended Bylaw No. 520 and to send to external agencies for additional referral, and approved a seasonal cottage to be maintained as a permitted use on the Section 219 restrictive covenant SS-RZ-2018.3 (377 Seymour Heights)
    • directed staff to hold a public meeting regarding Cannabis Retail Store license application for SS-LCB-2019.5 (382 Lower Ganges Road)
    • denied issuance of SS-DVP-2019.5 (351 Mountain Park Drive)

JANUARY

  • January 21, 2020 | SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights:
    • added “Improving Islands Trust and Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee Communications” to the Projects List and included “Mine permits for aggregate pits and quarries.”
    • requested staff to provide a report regarding how the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (SSIWPA) unspent reserve funds can be allocated.
    • requested staff to forward correspondence items 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 and 9.5 to the Housing Working Group for consideration.
    • approved issuance of SS-TUP-2019.4 (189 Jones Road) for up to 2 years.
    • approved issuance of SS-DVP-2019.6 (445 Blackburn Road)
    • approved issuance of SS-DP-2019.2 (600 Isabella Point Road)
    • approved issuance of SS-DP-2019.12 (121 Upper Ganges Road)
    • Proposed Bylaw No. 519 (127 Lower Ganges Road), as amended, received 2nd and 3rd reading and was forwarded to the Secretary of the Islands Trust for approval by the Executive Committee.
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