Council Briefs: July 21

Jul 25, 2014

Delegation regarding Woodfibre LNG Limited Proposal for Liquefied Natural Gas Plant in Howe Sound:
Information presentation was provided and Council resolved to advise the environmental assessment office of concerns regarding super tanker safety, rogue waves, foreshore erosion, conflicting waterway uses, and the LNG terminal in Howe Sound and tanker traffic, in response to their request for feedback on the Woodfibre LNG project; and request inclusion in any existing and future committees, working groups and consultative bodies regarding the tanker traffic and location and operation of the LNG plant; and to write to the federal government with a suggestion to ban the passage of LNG tankers in the waters of Howe Sound. Motion passed:
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1.       the District of West Vancouver Council advise the environmental assessment office of our concerns regarding super tanker safety, rogue waves, foreshore erosion, conflicting waterway uses, and the LNG terminal in Howe Sound and tanker traffic, in response to their request for feedback on the Woodfibre LNG project; and
2.       the District of West Vancouver be included in any existing and future committees, working groups and consultative bodies regarding the tanker traffic and location and operation of the LNG plant; and that
3.       the District of West Vancouver Council write to the federal government with a suggestion to ban the passage of LNG tankers in the waters of Howe Sound.

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Development Permit Application 13-067 regarding 765 Marine Drive/Park Royal North
Application for a development permit to allow for improvements and renovations to the Park Royal North mall was approved.

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Ferry Building Gallery: Item withdrawn.

Options for Marine Drive and Pound Road Intersection
Following discussion Council tabled the matter to be brought back in the fall.

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Additions to West Vancouver Community Heritage Register and Voluntary Heritage Designation for 6003 Eagleridge Drive
Council approved adding 6003 Eagleridge Drive, 1768 Inglewood Avenue and 4762 The Highway to the Community Heritage Register; gave first reading to the proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw, and set September 15, 2014 as the date for a public hearing regarding the proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw.

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Proposed 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw 4780, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 4800, 2014
Proposed bylaw received three readings.

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Proposed Official Community Plan Bylaw 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw 4771, 2014 and Proposed Zoning Bylaw 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw 4772, 2014 (Coach Houses)
Both bylaws were adopted.

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Policy Review for the Protection of Trees on Public and Private Lands in the District
Council approved a comprehensive review to be conducted of district policies and bylaws related to protection of trees on public and private lands.

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Proposed Amendment to 2014 Council Meeting Schedule
A special Council meeting was scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014.

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2014 North Shore Homeless Count
Information report received.

Aquatic Centre Innovation in Leadership Development and Training

Information report received.

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