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November 8, 2016 | LTC Meeting Highlights

The South Pender Island LTC continued with its review of the Land Use Bylaw and made further revisions to the draft document.  The LTC also agreed to send a mail-out to South Pender property owners providing an update on the status of the LUB review.  The next meeting is scheduled for January 16, 2017.  A copy of the letter can be seen here >>>

September 6, 2016 | LTC Meeting Highlights

At the regular meeting the Local Trust Committee continued its review of the Land Use Bylaw, deciding to revise the draft LUB by removing proposed changes to increase minimum lot area in the Forest and Agriculture zones and to establish a maximum floor area for houses of 335m2.  The LTC asked staff to prepare a discussion paper on lot coverage and floor area options for the November regular meeting.  The LTC also plans to hold an additional community information meeting in late November or early December.

July 27, 2016 | Meeting - Moving Around Pender Transportation Management Plan

On July 27, 2016 members from both the North and South Pender Local Trust Committees facilitated a meeting between MAP (Moving Around Pender) and representatives from the CRD (Capital Regional District) and MoTI (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) .  The meeting was an opportunity for MAP to identify recommendations and updates in their transportation plan and have a discussion with the differing levels of government regarding potential options, issues, and funding availability.  The agenda and meeting notes are available here >>>

June 7, 2016 | LTC Meeting Highlights

The LTC meeting included a well-attended town hall session where the local trustees gathered input on the draft Land Use Bylaw in preparation for the Community Information Meeting to be held on Friday, June 17.   During the business portion of the meeting the LTC devoted the majority of the time to planning for the upcoming Community Information Meeting.

May 10, 2016 | LTC Meeting Highlights

The LTC continued with Land Use Bylaw Review project, considering revisions to the draft LUB and OCP amendments and giving direction to staff to schedule a Community Information Meeting for June.  The LTC also appointed Trustee Scholefield as liaison with Moving Around Pender (MAP) and endorsed wording for inclusion in the Islands Trust annual report.

March 1, 2016 | LTC Meeting Highlights

The LTC considered the latest revisions to the Land Use Bylaw Review, directed staff to prepare draft bylaws, and referred the revisions to the Advisory Planning Commission for comment on some specific issues. The LTC also received a delegation from Moving Around Pender (MAP), the package of information from MAP can be viewed here.  The regular April 5th meeting was cancelled, the next LTC meeting will be 10th.

April 25, 2016 | Contract Minute Taker Posting

The Islands Trust has a contract opportunity for a minute taker on South Pender Island.  The deadline for applications is May 26, 2016.  For full information please click here.

December 14, 2015 | LTC Meeting Highlights

The LTC reviewed proposed changes to its top priority project, the Land Use Bylaw Review and directed staff to update the draft version of the LUB.  Read the latest Trustee News article for more details.  The 2016 business meeting schedule was adopted and is now in the calendar tool.  To view a pdf version of the schedule, click here.  A new Advisory Planning Commission was appointed for a three-year term ending January 1, 2019. Congratulations to Cameron Thorn, Christina McQuarrie, Mamie Hutt-Temoana, Paul Petrie and Steve Wright.

December 7, 2015 | Special Meeting Notice

The LTC has scheduled a Special Meeting for 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 14, 2015 at the South Pender Fire Hall: 8961 Gowlland Point Road. Check the meeting calendar for more details.  

November 4, 2015 | Contract Minute Taker Posting

The Islands Trust has a contract opportunity for a minute taker on South Pender Island.  Deadline is January 4, 2016.  For full information please click here.

November 14, 2015 | CIM Highlights

The LTC held an Open House and Community Information meeting on the review of the Land Use Bylaw (LUB).  Following the town hall session, the LTC considered the input received to date and requested that staff include some changes directly into the draft LUB and come back to the December meeting with options on further issues.

October 30, 2015 | Advisory Planning Commission Appointments

The LTC is accepting expressions of interest for up to 5 volunteer Advisory Planning Commission positions. Deadline is November 20, 2015. For full details on how to apply, click here

October 27, 2015 | LTC Special Meeting Highlights

The Local Trust Committee continued with the Land Use Bylaw Review project reviewing a number of options for potential changes to the bylaw and discussed the format for the upcoming community information meeting scheduled Saturday November 14

October 10, 2015 | Truths and Misconceptions about Pender Islands Groundwater: Planning for the Future

You are invited to attend an educational seminar - Truths and Misconceptions about Pender Islands Groundwater: Planning for the Future - with Dr. Jim Henderson taking place on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pender Islands Community Hall (4418 Bedwell Harbour Road).

September 22, 2015 | Upcoming Meetings

The LTC has scheduled a Special Meeting for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  The November 17, 2015 Regular Meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2015 and will include a Community Information Meeting followed by a Regular Meeting.  Check out the meeting calendar for more details. 

September 16, 2015 | Waste & Resource Management Commission Meeting Scheduled

The next meeting of the Pender Island WRMC will be held September 16, 2015 at 12:30 PM at the Community Hall, 4418 Bedwell Harbour Rd.  To view the agenda package, click here.  

September 1, 2015 | LTC Meeting Highlights 

The LTC did a site visit to the Church of the Good Shephard and then heard a delegation from representatives of South Pender Historical Society. As a future project, the LTC may consider heritage conservation options for the church. Updates were received and considered on the LUB Review and a Special Meeting is scheduled on October 27th to review options in more detail.  This will be followed by a Community Information meeting for the LUB Review on November 14th.  Gordie Duncan was appointed by the LTC to fill a vacancy on the Advisory Planning Commission for the remainder of the year. Advertising for APC members for the new term will take place in November.  Finally, the LTC re-appointed all three existing members to the Board of Variance to a new three year term. 

July 18, 2015 | Celebrating Orca of the Salish Sea

You are invited to attend the presentation - Celebrating Orca of the Salish Sea - on July 18th Thieves Bay, Pender Island, which starts at 1:30 p.m. 

July 14, 2015 | LTC Special Meeting Highlights

The LTC provided comments on the Trust Council strategic planning process, and continued with its review of the Land Use Bylaw (LUB). The LTC gave direction to prepare an updated draft LUB incorporating agreed technical changes and also requested that staff prepare a discussion paper on potential substantive amendments for review at the September meeting.  

June 22, 2015 | Special Meeting Scheduled

The South Pender Local Trust Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 14th at 10:00 a.m., at the South Pender Fire Hall (8961 Gowlland Point Road) to discuss the Land Use Bylaw Review.

June 18, 2015 | Pender Island Waste Management Task Force

Are you interested in waste management on the Penders? Applications are still being considered by the North Pender Local Trust Committee for South Pender volunteers on the Waste Management Task Force. Please send expressions of interest to Sharon Lloyd-deRosario.

June 16, 2015 | LTC Meeting Highlights 

The local trust committee continued with its LUB Review project, referring Advisory Planning Commission and Open House comments to staff for review and scheduled a special meeting for July 14th, 2015 to consider technical revisions.  The LTC appointed Trustee Bruce McConchie as liaison to North Pender Waste Management Task force.

June 7, 2015 | APC Meeting Scheduled

The South Pender Island Advisory Planning Commission will meet on Sunday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m., at the  South Firehall to discuss the LTC referral of the LUB Review

May 25, 2015 | Join the Waste Management Task Force

The North Pender Local Trust Committee is accepting expressions of interest for volunteer positions on the Waste Management Task Force Special Advisory Planning Commission.  Up to 2 postions are reserved for South Pender residents.  For all the details - Read More >>

May 24, 2015 | Open House Scheduled

The Local Trust Committee has scheduled a Special Meeting / Open House on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the South Pender Fire Hall, 8961 Gowlland Point Road.  Come and meet with the local trustees and join a community discussion on potential changes to South Pender's Land Use Bylaw.

March 7, 2015 |Special Presentation by Andy MacKinnon

Everyone is invited to a presentation by Andy MacKinnon: "Save the Imperiled Remaining Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone, an area of coastal rainshadow forest Ecosystem" March 7, 2015 at the Pender Community Hall.  Click here for full information.

February 24, 2015 | LTC Meeting Highlights

The South Pender LTC retained the Land Use Bylaw Review and Update as its Top Priority.  Waste Management was added to the Projects List. A full discussion and review of the Project List will be addressed at the next LTC meeting. The next South Pender LTC meeting is rescheduled to April 28, 2015. 

 

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