Council Briefs – Jan 13, 2014

A brief summary of what happened in Sooke council chambers

Items on the agenda from the January 13 council meeting:

It was recommended that Development and Variance Permit Amendments as well as Shared Easements for properties owned by Prestige Hotel and the District of Sooke go to the Committee of the Whole for discussion prior to coming before council.

The permits were for the purpose of amending the design of the public boat launch, amending the heights of the Prestige Hotel as well as amending the required parking spaces from 101 to 95 space for the hotel and from 19 to 29 spaces for truck/trailer parking spaces. The shared easement between the district and the hotel needs to be approved and registered at the Victoria Land Titles Office.

The District of Sooke will write a letter to the Vancouver Island Regional Library indicating that the district would like them to pursue the Request for Proposal approach to obtaining a site for a new library which would also contain a seniors/youth centre space.

The mayor is authorized to bring forward a request to the CRD board when required for the necessary borrowing model for a new library for Sooke. The district does not have any pieces of property which would be appropriate for a library. The approach of issuing a RFP is the preferred choice of the district and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Direct Mike Hicks supports this approach.

Councillor Kerrie Reay is appointed to the Land Use and Environment. Coun. Herb Haldane resigned as did Adrian Cownden. The district is now seeking a public volunteer member for that committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide recommendations to council regarding matters related to planning, zoning and affordable housing.

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