Members from the White Rock Events Society appeared before Council to discuss plans for the 2023 White Rock Sculptures Competition.
Council supported a recommendation to provide $30,000 to assist in preparations for the event for 2023.
A member from Engaged Communities Canada Society attended to answer questions regarding the Daytime Warming Shelter
Council awarded the contract for an additional play structure at Emerson Park to Habitat Systems Inc. in the amount of $131,771. The additional play structure is a climbing feature for children aged 5 to 12.
Council received annual reports from each of the city’s select committees.
Earlier in the evening a Committee Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony was held to thank committee members for their continued dedication and support.
Council supported a recommendation directing staff to create and provide a business welcome package to any new or recurring business license permit applicant containing a handout with an economic summary for White Rock.
Council endorsed a recommendation from the Committee regarding vegetation control on the hump. Further consideration on this recommendation will be included in 2023 budget discussions.
Council received written and in-person submissions regarding Bylaw 2445. Final reading of the bylaw was tabled to a future Council meeting.
Council adopted this bylaw to permit a three storey 53-unit development comprised of a mix of ground oriented and stacked townhouses and corresponding Development Permit 421 for 15631 RUSSELL AVENUE AND 1509, 1529, 1539, 1549 and 1559 MAPLE STREET was issued.
Council adopted Development Permit 445 for monument signage at 15385 Semiahmoo Avenue
Council adopted three (3) resolutions which will be provided to Metro Vancouver for consideration, which requested that Metro Vancouver:
Council adopted a resolution to work with the White Rock Farmers’ Market for a memorial bench to be placed on Russell Avenue, facing the whaling wall, in memory of Councillor Helen Fathers and for her love and support of the community.