Council Briefs-Feb 6

Items of interest from the regular Sooke council meeting of Jan. 28.

Items of interest from the regular District of Sooke council meeting on Jan. 28, 2013.

Bylaws:

• Bylaw 519, 520 were adopted by council. Bylaw 519 is a Zoning Amendment Bylaw for property at 2100 Otter Point Road rezoning the property from RM4 and P1 to R3 (Small Lot residential Zone).

Bylaw 520 is a Phased Development Agreement for 2100 Otter Point Road. The developer is looking to build 127 seniors’ oriented residences on what was part of the old John Phillips Memorial Golf Course.

• Bylaw 562, Sooke Core Sewer Specified Area Amendment bylaw was adopted for property at 2259 Phillips Road, Sooke Community Association. This will enlarge the community sewer system to include the Sooke flats area.

• Bylaw 600, Sooke Zoning Bylaw, 2013 was adopted by council with one opposing vote from Councillor Maja Tait.

• Bylaw 558, 559, 560. Council sent this item back to staff. The Land Use Committee had recommended to council to give first and second reading to Bylaw 558, Zoning Amendment Bylaw and Bylaw 559, 1781 Minnie Road & 7057 West Coast Road Phased Development Agreement, and council give first, second and third reading to Bylaw 560, Sooke Core Sewer Specified Area Amendment and schedule a public hearing.

The developers are looking to develop the properties on 2.6 acres (1.065 hectares) which are currently zoned RU4. They envision average lot sizes of 750 sq. metres. They look to running a sewer line direct to the sewer treatment plant.

A couple of councillors questioned the proposal stating that other property owners in the vicinity might also want to hook up to the sewer and decisions should not be made for a single property.

Mayor Wendal Milne said he would support the concept of a subdivision but he was concerned with the sewer process. He said it was troubling him as this was a band aid solution for this one subdivision. He wanted more information.

• At the Land Use Committee(Jan. 21) a proposal to build a Tim Hortons and re-open Kennedy Rd. was heard. The item will require further study.

Just Posted

Canadian Coast Guard breaks ground on permanent search and rescue station in Victoria

Victoria-based SAR will do all rescues in local harbour and parts of the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Police actions under investigation following Langford arrest

IIO investigates officer-related incidents that result in serious harm

Victoria woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

Gas stations could push to 167.9 cents a litre this week

Analyst says high prices are due to supply and demand

United Way celebrates volunteers, contributors in Greater Victoria area

$4.7 million was raised in 2018 thanks to the work of hundreds of people

WATCH: Cougar saunters through Metchosin yard

Spring cougar sighting caught on camera

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Island Cup set for East Sooke on May 3-5

Off-road racing event expected to attract over 50 racers

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

SPCA investigating after newborn kittens found in Vancouver dumpster

The kittens were found suffering from hypothermia and dehydration

Experts butt heads in court, hunter loses case for return of ram

Despite expert testimony, judgement says ram probably underage

Most Read