Public Notices

Development Variance Permit - 12 Farrow Street

Kitimat Council invites public comment before making a decision on a Development Variance Permit application. The property owner of 12 Farrow Street submitted an application for Council to consider a Development Variance Permit.  This application is for a variance to allow a boat storage structure along the western property line, adjacent to 16 Farrow Street.

Application and other background material are 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). 

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to Mayor & Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email dok@kitimat.ca.  Comments regarding the proposed permit must be received before 8:30 am on 10 March 2017 to be included in the report to Mayor & Council. Submissions received by email after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Monday, 20 March 2017 will be read before Council at the Regular Meeting. You may also speak in person, or deliver written comment, at the Council Meeting on Monday, 20 March 2017 at 7:30 pm at 606 Mountainview Square.

Ocelot Way Encroachment Easement to 0892818 B.C. Ltd. (a subsidiary of LNG Canada Development Inc.)

An easement and permission for the company and its related and subsidiary corporations to encroach on a public highway for site access and safety purposes, and to accommodate parts of a private storm sewer system and a private intersite water pipeline constructed under Ocelot Way (See Plan EPP66989). The term of the grant is ten years, and renewable without further public notice, for additional terms to a maximum total of fifty years. The consideration to be received by the District in return for this agreement includes commitments to maintain, repair, clean and clear Ocelot Way of snow and ice, and pay an annual licence fee of $1,000 (plus increases per Consumer Price Index after the initial term).

A copy of encroachment and location map are available for review at the District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre.  Office hours are 8:30am-noon, and 1-4:30pm, Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays).  To comment on this application, or to request more information: please e-mail dok@kitimat.ca; call Community Planning & Development at 632-8910; or visit or mail the District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC V8C 2H7.  Written comment will be accepted until noon on 1 March 2017. 

Loganberry Avenue Encroachment Agreement to Civeo Corporation

An easement and permission for the company to locate a private sewer forcemain within a portion of the dedicated roadway for Loganberry Avenue (See Plan EPP57319). The term of the grant of easement is until buildings on adjacent land that require the works are demolished (Lot 2 Plan EPP21889). The consideration received by the District in return for this agreement included construction of roadway and maintenance until April 2015 and a one-time payment of $4,000.

A copy of encroachment and location map are available for review at the District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre.  Office hours are 8:30am-noon, and 1-4:30pm, Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays).  To comment on this application, or to request more information: please e-mail dok@kitimat.ca; call Community Planning & Development at 632-8910; or visit or mail the District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC V8C 2H7.  Written comment will be accepted until noon on 1 March 2017. 

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.