One (1) submission was received for Question and Answer Period regarding the lighting at the Foster Martin Building.
The following questions were asked in person regarding:
Staff’s answer to these questions will be posted on the City website, under the Questions and Answers page.
Members from the White Rock Pickleball Association attended to request that Council consider dedicating the North East court at Centennial Park as a court for pickleball use only. Council supported this request including the cost to re-paint the court with the lines required for Pickleball.
The White Rock RCMP Staff Sargent provided a presentation on the quarterly report for the period of January to March 2022 with comparative data on the number and types of service calls from 2021 to 2022.
The Fire Chief provided an On-Table update on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council discussed the White Rock Financial Plan (2022-2026) Bylaw, together with the Property Tax Rate Bylaw and Annual Utility Rate Bylaws. All bylaws received their first three (3) readings later in the meeting.
Review and discussion on the 2022-2026 Financial Plan began early in 2022 with a series of meetings highlighting operational and departmental budgets. Public feedback was encouraged through an online survey as well as a public input session at the April 4th Finance and Audit Committee meeting. The City is currently sitting at a 5.24% tax increase, or an overall increase of 4.37% if utilities are included.
Council will consider final adoption of these bylaws at a Special Council Meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Council received a debrief of the winter 2022 daytime warming shelter operation and budget considerations to provide extreme weather shelter services for November 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.Council endorsed to keep the balance on hand for operating the shelter through next year and to contact the City of Surrey to discuss cost sharing opportunities.
An updated progress report was provided on Council’s top priorities.
The following additional motions were supported by Council:
Council endorsed two (2) recommendations:
Council endorsed three (3) recommendations:
The following Bylaws were given final reading:
Council directed staff to schedule a Public Hearing for a Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 15916 Russell Avenue. This amendment would allow for a two-lot subdivision and the construction of two (2) single detached dwellings. The Public Hearing will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022, with public participation by written submission, telephone and in-person.
Council issued a Major Development Permit for 1485 Fir Street, which will allow for the development of a six-storey, 80-unit rental building at the southwest corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue.
Councillor Manning was appointed as the Council representative to serve on the Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Committee. This Committee is composed of at least one (1) community member, one (1) member of Council and one (1) representative from the White Rock Museum and Archives, and is established to evaluate submissions for the Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Award.
For more information, or to submit a nomination visit whiterockcity.ca/awards