Sooke PocketNews has received notice from Stephanie Davidson that the ALR/Feedlot conversation will come before council at a Committee of the Whole meeting on May 1, 2017.
Davidson represents the interests of Anthony Laughren who currently owns the property at 6912 West Coast Road. Laughren is considering putting a bovine feedlot on that plot of land, which is currently designated Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and can only be used for farming purposes. (See Related section below for more detailed articles.)
In an email received from the District after requesting a delegation for the April 24 Regular Council Meeting, Davidson received the following notice:
Thank you for your submitted delegation request. We would like to place your information on the May 1, 2017 Committee of the Whole meeting at 6:00 pm, where you can address council and there is more opportunity for discussion on this topic.
The District did post a letter on their News page stating that a Committee of the Whole meeting was set for Monday, May 1, starting at 6:00 p.m., though the items on the agenda have not been released.
Agendas are typically available a day before the meeting, so we are expecting to see the agenda posted on the District’s website by Friday April 28. Other items may be on the Agenda as well.
The public generally is given an opportunity to speak to items on the Agenda.
- Council did not support the removal of 7166 West Coast Road from the ALR
- Owner plans land preparation for pig feedlot in Sooke
- Sooke could see hog feedlot beside homes, near biggest hotel
- Sooke contemplates energy, murals, ALR lands, and the OCP
- Feedlot-or-ALR-removal matter goes before Council on May 1
- Two Sooke residents present feedlot concerns to the Mayor at Monday’s Public Input
- A land owner is at a crossroad, and a feedlot may be coming to Sooke