- Public Question and Comment Period
- Bylaw No. 622, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-19) – 2182 Church Road – Wadams Way Comprehensive Zone
- Bylaw No. 630, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-22) – Sooke Zoning Bylaw Text Amendments
- MFA Short Term Borrowing
- Proposed 2016-2020 Five Year Financial Plan
Certain agenda items excluded from the Public Question and Comment Period
Acting mayor Rick Kasper informed the public (that would be myself and Gail Hall; a third person would join us a bit later) that comments on the two Bylaws would not be allowed during the “Public Question and Comment Period” of the Agenda. This seems to conflict earlier information provided that the public, when input from the public was restricted at the Feb 22 meeting to ONLY items that appeared on the Agenda.
Kasper noted that the time for public input on these two agenda items had already come and gone.
During the Public Question and Comment Period, Ms. Hall said that the MFA Short Term Borrowing item should have been a bylaw. Staff later addressed the matter when that agenda item was discussed, saying that because the period was less than five years, no bylaw was required.
- Bylaw No. 622: Passed
- Bylaw No. 630: Passed
- MFA Short Term Borrowing: Passed
- Proposed Financial Plan: Passed in principle, with modifications
Soccer field upgrade
The most notable modification was proposed by Bev Berger.
She said that the CRD via Mike Hicks (JDF Director) would donate one-quarter of the funds required to lay a turf field, in the amount of $300,000. The other three-quarters needed to come from the District and possible partnerships. To that end, Berger requested that funds from the Sunriver Playing Fields ($400,000 set in reserve) and the Community Works Reserve ($409,372 from Gas Tax) be earmarked for this turf. Council agreed to shift the $400,000 from the Sunriver Playing Field reserve to the turf undertaking, and will explore the idea further.
Berger noted that her proposal would not result in a tax increase for the public. A report will be made by staff working together with Berger and presented to council for further consideration.
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