Council takes summer break, but return to full agenda in fall

Several public hearings wait for councillors as well as public engagement events

Sooke councillors started their summer break last week, but when they return in the fall they’ll have plenty of work to do.

Council has scheduled four public hearings for Sept. 12.

• A developer hopes to rezone a one-acre piece of property into eight strata lots at 7125 Grant Rd. West. Each lot size is approximately 3,767 square feet. The applicant has also applied to include the properties in the sewer specified area.

• The owner of a long-established mobile home park at 721 Grant Rd. wants a a 11,300 square foot portion of the park changed from a large lot designation to manufactured home park status. The zoning on the land dates back to zoning bylaws inherited from the Capital Regional District in the 1990s. The owner wants to rezone the property into compliance with existing uses.

• A childcare facility is proposed for 6038 Sooke Road, next to Saseenos Elementary School. The proponent needs to amend the zoning of the 2.45-acre property to permit a community care facility. Children will be housed in two existing buildings. The facility will be licensed by Island Health. The proponent also needs approval from the Agricultural Land Commission before the project can continue.

• Sooke Options for Community Living is applying to rezone 6816 West Coast Rd. from large lot residential to community facilities to create a new home for itself. The area to be rezoned is approximately half an acre. The association is a non-profit society that supports local children, youth and adults who have developmental and physical disabilities.

Besides public hearings and other regular council business, councillors are also planning a town hall meeting and a housing forum this fall, while district staff have announced a series of community engagement events in October to get residents’ thoughts on economic development, the official community plan and municipal budget.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Bonnie’ and ‘Henry’ among latest litter of service dog puppies

B.C. Alberta Guide Dogs names two pups after provincial health officer

Man who stole truck and canoe in View Royal believed he was fleeing zombies, court finds

Judge finds man not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder for 2019 thefts

Electrical issue causes heavy smoke to billow from Oak Bay Avenue coffee shop

Victoria and Oak Bay fire crews responded to smoke at Victoria café

Former Victoria Royals manager celebrates Stanley Cup win

Grant Armstrong is now an amateur scout with Tampa Bay Lightning

Horgan frustrated as Transport Canada mandate for BC Ferry riders returns

Transport Canada reinstates rule that bans passengers from lower decks

105 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death as health officials urge B.C. to remember safety protocols

There are currently 1268 active cases, with 3,337 people under public health monitoring

U.S. Presidential Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

Here are key takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3

B.C. nurses report rise in depression, anxiety, exhaustion due to pandemic

A new UBC study looks into how the COVID-19 response has impacted frontline nurses

National child-care plan could help Canada rebound from COVID-induced economic crisis: prof

A $2 billion investment this year could help parents during second wave of pandemic

Search suspended for Indigenous elder last seen mushroom picking in northwest B.C.

Mushroom picker Thomas (Tommy) Dennis has been missing since Sept. 16

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

16 MLAs retiring from B.C. politics add up to $20M in pensions: Taxpayers Federation

Taxpayers pay $4 for every dollar MLAs contribute to their pensions

B.C. VOTES 2020: Few solutions offered for ‘out of control’ camping

B.C. Liberals, NDP spend millions as problem keeps growing

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

Most Read