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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Council Meeting Summary – February 12, 2024

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Special PresentationMembers of the White Rock South Surrey Titans Football (U10) team attended in recognition of their 2023 Vancouver Minor Football League and Provincial Championship win.

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Council Meeting Summary – January 29, 2024

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer PeriodAll Question and Answer Period submissions and their responses can be viewed on the City website.

 

DelegationsCouncil received two (2) delegations regarding:

  • Mental health awareness, community engagement and the importance...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Council Meeting Summary - January 15, 2024

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer PeriodAll Question and Answer Period submissions and their responses can be viewed on the City website.

DelegationsCouncil received two (2) delegations regarding:

  • Sources Foundation Coldest Night of the Year event scheduled for February ...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – December 11, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period

All question and answer period submissions and their responses can be viewed on the City website.

Delegations

Council received two (2) delegations regarding:

  • A proposal for a Mural on the north side of Victoria Avenue (between Foste...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Council Meeting Summary - November 27, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

All question and answer period submissions and their responses (if available) can be viewed here.

DELEGATIONS

Council received four (4) delegations regarding:

  • The White Rock Museum and Archives;
  • The Surrey Special Olympics;
  • A request ...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Council Meeting Summary - November 6, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

View question and answer period submissions and their responses.

PRESENTATIONS

Council received two (2) presentations from:

  • Members of the White Rock Youth Ambassadors, introducing themselves to Council and advising of their role in...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: October 31, 2023

Council Meeting Summary - October 30, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Public Meeting

A public meeting was held for Development Variance Permit (DVP) 455 for 15643 Buena Vista Avenue. The application is looking for relief from the minimum lot depth to enable the subdivision of the property from one to two lots. 

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – October 16, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period

All question and answer period submissions and their responses can be viewed on the City website.

Delegations

A delegation appeared before Council to discuss options for recognition in White Rock for the Komagata Maru passenger shi...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – September 25, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period

Three (3) members of the public asked questions regarding:

  • The status of a daytime warming shelter for 2023/2024 and further the need for White Rock to provide supportive housing for the community.
  • Traffic concerns at the crosswalk...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Council Meeting Summary - September 11, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period

One (1) member of the public attended the meeting in person to ask questions regarding:

  • City staff working in the basement of the Annex Building –it was suggested that space be found for these staff upstairs at the Annex...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: July 25, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – July 24, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held regarding Bylaw 2439 for 14937 Thrift Avenue and 1441, 1443-45, 1465 Vidal Street. This application proposes a multi-unit residential project that consists of purpose-built rental and affordable housing apartments r...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: July 11, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – July 10, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Public Meeting

A public meeting was held for Development Variance Permit No. 453 – 15661 Roper Avenue. This Development Variance Permit (DVP) application seeks a relief of 3.7 metres from the minimum exterior side yard setback requirement of 7.5 ...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – June 26, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

New Financial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Presentation

Eva Olsaker, Government Finance Officers Association, attended virtually to outline the implementation process and to give an understanding of the overall task and how it will impact the City de...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – June 12, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer

Five (5) people attended/ provided submissions for question and answer period. View the questions and staff responses. 

Draft 2022 Audited Financial Statements

Representatives from KPMG attended to present the Audit Findings Repo...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – May 15, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Public Hearing

A Public Hearing was held for Bylaw 2467 (1454 Oxford Street) regarding an amendment to the White Rock Zoning Bylaw to allow for an increase in the number of permitted units in Building B (from 43 to 125 units) for the multi-family developme...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – May 1, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Public Hearing

A Public Hearing was held for an application for a Liquor Primary Licence at 15165 Russell Avenue made by Galaxie Craft Brewhouse. Later in the evening Council supported this proposal and will be sending their support to the Liquor ...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – April 26, 2022

Special Presentation

Council recognized three (3) community photographers for their promotion of our community through their photographs:

  • Christy Fox;
  • Corry Kriticos; and,
  • Donna Wooldridge.

Question and Answer Period

One (1) submission was received via email re...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – April 17, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Special Presentation

Members from the Semiahmoo Secondary Thunderbirds basketball team were in attendance and were recognized by Council for their outstanding season. The team won the first senior boys Provincial title in Semiahmoo Secondary’s sc...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Council Meeting Summary - April 11, 2022

Question and Answer One (1) submission was received by email:

  • Request for a status update on municipal waste and recycling collection for Strata Buildings in White Rock. 
  • Answer: Staff are reaching out to the approximately 350 commercial a...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – March 27, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Public Meeting

A Public Meeting was held for Development Variance Permit No. 450 (1588 Johnston Road), which seeks relief from the minimum residential visitor parking stall designation requirement to permit a shared parking scheme (allowing for a mix of vi...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – March 13, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Special Presentation

Deputy Fire Chief Norm MacLeod attended the meeting to discuss his experience assisting with the Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue team for earthquake relief in Turkey.

Question and Answer

Five (5) people attended the meeting in person to ...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: February 28, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – February 27, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Public Meeting

A public meeting took place at the start of the Regular Council meeting regarding: 

  • Development Variance Permit No. 452 for 1273 Fir Street
    • If approved, the permit would increase the maximum height permitted by previously issued DVP N...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: February 14, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – February 13, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer

Two (2) submissions were received On Table regarding the following:

  •  A request to include development and promotion of Arts & Culture in White Rock as a Council Strategic Priorities focus area.
    • It was noted that this has been...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: January 31, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – January 30, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Public Hearing

A public hearing took place at the start of the regular Council meeting regarding Bylaw 2440 for 877 Kent Street. If approved, the bylaw would allow for the subdivision of the property permitting two single-family dwellings on the lot.&n...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Council Meeting Summary – January 16, 2023

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period

Two (2) members of the public attended to ask questions and comment regarding the following:

  • Multi-family garbage pick-up - a request was made for the City to change back to a city managed garbage pick-up program for all White Roc...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Council Meeting Summary - December 5, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period

Three (3) members of the public attended to ask questions and comment regarding:

  • The White Rock Warming Centre and the hope to have Council support it being open daily from now until March 2023.
  • The Council Voting Dashboard on the ...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Highlights of Council Meeting – November 21, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Presentation

Fire Services awarded six (6) active members and two (2) retired members from White Rock Fire Rescue the Exemplary Service Medal. The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal recognizes Canadian fire service members who have completed 20 years of...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – October 3, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Delegations

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.

Engaged Co...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – September 20, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Moment of Silence

Council observed a moment of silence in honour of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Delegations

Two (2) delegations appeared before Council:

  • To discuss the permit process for a paved driveway at 15510 Columbia Street. ...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Council Meeting Summary - July 25, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Special Presentation

Council acknowledged the 2022 recipients of the Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Legacy Award: Ramona Kaptyn, Marie Sabine and Upkar Singh Tatley. 

The White Rock Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula represents the high...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – July 11, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period

There was one (1) question with an answer from staff included in the agenda package about fireworks for Canada Day. While there were no fireworks for Canada Day this year, there will be fireworks on Saturday, July 30 to celebrate...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – June 27, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period 

One (1) submission was received On Table for Question and Answer Period regarding the tax increase for White Rock as well as expenses and surpluses noted in the 2021 year audited financial statements.

Comments and questi...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – June 13, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer 

The following questions were asked in person regarding:

  • Request to use the remaining pickleball funds to construct a permanent divider net on the northeast pickleball court. Council supported a resolution to allocate funds towa...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – May 30, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period

One (1) On Table submission was received with questions regarding the delay in applications and processing times for building permits, renovations and business licences. 

The following questions were asked in person regar...

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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – May 9, 2022

Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

Question and Answer Period

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:

  • The 2022-2026 Financial Plan, in particular why funding an...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Council Meeting Summary - March 28, 2022

Question and Answer

  • Comments expressing concern regarding the proposed $10 application fee for Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and that the FOI files had not been updated on the City website.
  • The recommendation from the Finance and Audit Committee reg...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – March 7, 2022

Question and Answer

  • Citizens questions and comments were presented to Council regarding:
    • Tree cutting in the City and the importance of maintaining and increasing the tree canopy by following the City Tree Protection Bylaw and Policy
    • Concern with a recent de...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Council Meeting Summary – February 28, 2022

Question and Answer

  • Two (2) submissions were received by Council by email:
  • Question regarding neon light strips on new property developments and whether they fall within the City’s allowable parameters for brightness levels.
  • Comments/ feedback rece...
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Council Meeting Highlights and Summaries