Public Notices

Seeking Public Comment - Temporary Use Permit Application 

Lance and Jill Barrowman have submitted an application for a Temporary Use Permit to operate a picture framing business at 1360 Albatross Avenue. A Temporary Use Permit is required to authorize a Home Occupation business use in the R1-A Residential zone. 

The applicant is seeking a permit valid for the maximum three-year term allowed by the BC Local Government Act.  Renewal for a second three-year term in 2021 would require municipal approval. It is possible the District of Kitimat may consider a renewal request without a second notice to area residents.

Need More Information?

The application, public comment received, and other background material is available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am-noon and 1:00-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8900.

How to Provide Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may do so via email to dok@kitimat.ca; fax 250-632-4995; or to Community Planning & Development staff c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7.  Comments regarding the application must be received before 9:00am on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Seeking Public Comment - Temporary Use Permit Application 

Caroline Collins submitted an application for a Temporary Use Permit to operate a Home Photography Studio at 36 Turney Street in November 2016. On 13 January 2017, Director of Community Planning & Development issued a one-year temporary use permit for a home photography studio on a trial basis.

The applicant is seeking the permit be extended to 2019 with an option to renew for an additional three years. It is possible the District of Kitimat may consider a renewal request without further notice to area residents.

Need More Information?

Public comments received and other background material is available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am-noon and 1:00-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.  Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8900.

How to Provide Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide comment by email to dok@kitimat.ca; fax 250-632-4995; or to Community Planning & Development staff c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7.  Comments regarding the application must be received before 9:00am on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Municipal Liability Insurance Claims - Public Notice

Section 288 of the BC Local Government Act states that a municipality is not liable in any action based on nuisance (or on the rule in the Rylands v. Fletcher case) if the damages arise, directly or indirectly, out of the breakdown or malfunction of: a sewer system; a water or drainage facility or system; a dyke or a road.  Residents are cautioned to take steps to protect their property and are strongly urged to review their insurance policy with their individual broker. 

Nuisance damage could be, for example, a basement floor being covered by backed-up sewage or by several centimeters of water stemming from a drainage system being blocked by yard refuse dumped in a municipal ditch.  Each home owner or resident is responsible to ensure they have adequate coverage against nuisance damage.