Public Notice Archive 2022

 Public Notice Temporary Use Permit Application - 497 Quatsino Boulevard

J. Oviatt Contracting Ltd. has applied for a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) to allow (1) stockpiling logs, and firewood acquired from the clearing of lots from Strawberry Meadows; (2) processing topsoil acquired from the construction of the road to Minette Bay West Park; (3) storing raw topsoil, masonry sand and silt; (4) storing hog fuel, rig mats, a portable bridge and a portable sawmill; (5) utilizing Forced Air Log/Wood Burning Pit on site; and (6) storage area for drying wood. The subject site has had a previous TUP for similar uses. A location map, a site plan, and a draft permit is attached with this notice.

 

The subject site is zoned G5-A Forestry Transition. The applicant provided mitigation measures to control dust, pollution, noise, and traffic which include using water for dust control, restricting operation hours from 7am-5pm to minimize noise and traffic, and stockpiling green wood for drying on the subject site to minimize smoke. TUPs may be issued for three years validity from the date of issuance, with only one opportunity for renewal. TUPs are intended for a condition or circumstances that warrants the proposed use for a short period of time but does not warrant a change in land use designation or zoning of the property.

 

Additional information on this TUP application is available for review at www.kitimat.ca/pn or at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Provide comment before noon on November 28, 2022 by:

Email: planning@kitimat.ca

Fax:  Planning Department at 250-632-4995

Mail: Mayor & Council c/o 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC V8C 2H7

Submissions provided in response to the application, including names and addresses, will become part of the public record, and made available for public inspection at the District office and www.kitimat.ca/pn.

 

Attend or Watch Council Meeting:

Contact Staff at 250-632-8900 or administration@kitimat.ca before 4:30pm on

December 5, 2022 if you would like to receive login information for the Council Meeting held on WebEx. A phone-in option is available if you are unable to use a video connection.

 

If you have any questions about this application, please contact Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900 or planning@kitimat.ca

 

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community.

 

A site map showing the location of the property.

 

Public Notice

Notice of Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw

DECISION: 

District of Kitimat Commercial Centre Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw No. 2018, 2022 was adopted on October 24, 2022.

 

TAKE NOTICE THAT the District of Kitimat (the “District”) intends to adopt the ‘District of Kitimat Commercial Centre Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw No. 2018, 2022’ (the “Bylaw”). This bylaw offers municipal property tax exemptions for eligible Projects located in the Downtown Commercial Revitalization SectorNechako Centre Commercial Revitalization SectorService Centre Commercial Revitalization Sector, and Mountainview Square Commercial Revitalization Sector (“Revitalization Sectors”). 

 

The revitalization bylaw is intended to encourage:

  • investment in construction with the intention to:
    • enhance, fix, or beautify existing structures in the Revitalization Sectors in the District of Kitimat;
    • stimulate alterations of buildings in the Revitalization Sectors that have increased levels of environmentally sustainable infrastructure or systems;
  • improvements to existing infrastructure and encourage environmentally sustainable construction practices within the Revitalization Sectors with the intention to:
    • rejuvenate the overall appearance of the community;
    • attract further investment into commercial properties;
    • reduce the community’s overall Greenhouse Gas contributions.

The tax exemption is equal to a 50% reduction reduction in municipal property taxes for a maximum period of ten (10) years for a Project that has a minimum Construction Value of at least $50,000 with a minimum of $25,000 of the Project’s Construction Value for alterations to the exterior of the structure.

To qualify for the maximum period, a Project must have any combination of the following: 

  • Any Project certified as being compliant with Step 4 of the B.C. Energy Step Code, as part of the B.C. Building Code.
  • Any Project which installs a covered bicycle rack at the outside of the structure that are available for use by customers or the public.
  • Any Project which installs an electric vehicle charging station at the outside of the structure.
  • Any Project which installs siding that has an effective thermal resistance (“R-value”) of four (4) to the exterior of the structure, or installs siding that is combined with a rigid insulation envelope with an effective thermal resistance (“R-value”) of four (4), as verified by the Building Official during the permitting process
  • Any Project which installs reflective roofing or thermoplastic polyolefin roofing on the entirety of the roof as verified by the Building Official during the permitting process.
  • Any Project which replaces a minimum of 75% of all windows and doors with ones with a U-Factor of 0.32 (W/m2-K) or less as verified by the Building Official during the permitting process.
  • Any Project which installs a minimum of one solar photovoltaic system (including panels and an inverter) that converts sunlight directly into electricity and is certified to CSA Standards, so that the total system peak power capacity is greater than or equal to 1.0 kW DC, as verified by the Building Official during the permitting process.
  • Any Project which installs an ENERGY STAR certified air source heat pump, including a central ducted system or a mini- or multi-split ducted or ductless system with three or more warm air supply outlets or indoor heads where the new system meets the following criteria as verified by the Building Official during the permitting process:
    • minimum total rated heating capacity at 8.3 °C of 3.52 kW (12,000 Btu/h)
    • HSPF (AHRI Climate Region Zone IV) ≥ 10
  • Any Project which replaces or adds insulation to a minimum of 60% of the total area of the attic, cathedral ceiling, or flat roof where the insulation level reaches and R-value of 50 for attics and R-value of 26.5 for cathedral ceilings and flat roofs as verified by the Building Official during the permitting process.

The amount of municipal property tax exemption for an eligible project is equal to the difference in taxable value of land and improvements, assessed by the British Columbia Assessment Authority, on a Parcel between the calendar year prior to the start of construction and the year in which the Tax Exemption Certificate is issued.

Public Notice

Development Permit Application - 1211, 1231, 1251 and 1271 Haisla Blvd

A Development Permit is required for new buildings and for projects that will change the outside appearance of existing multi-family properties in Kitimat, including landscaping, screening and siding. This notice has been issued to describe a pending application. The applicant, Technicon Industries, has applied on behalf of Rio Tinto for the Intensive and Multi-Family Residential Development Permit area to upgrade the siding on a total of four buildings at addresses 1211,1231, 1251 and 1271 Haisla Blvd., all of which share the same lot (Parcel Description: BLOCK 5 DISTRICT LOTS 6038 AND 6039 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 3378). The applicant has already upgraded on 1231 and 1251 Haisla and will be applying retroactively for the development permit. The siding on 1211 and 1271 Haisla has not yet been completed. Location and further details are available.

Development Permits for Multi-family Residential must meet the requirements of the Intensive and Multi-family Development Permit Area. Guidelines may be reviewed on the District of Kitimat website at https://www.kitimat.ca/en/municipal-hall/resources/Documents/PLAN-UPDATES/OCP---November-2021.pdf   

 

Additional information is available at the District of Kitimat Reception desk at 270 City Centre from 8:30-4:30pm., Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.  Comments regarding the proposed permit must be received by 4:30pm on 13 October 2022.

 

If you have any questions about this application, please contact the Planning Department at 250-632-8900 or planning@kitimat.ca

Seeking Public Comment

Temporary Use Permit Application - 1000 Eurocan Way

KM LNG (Kitimat LNG) has applied to renew a temporary use permit for temporary offices at 1000 Eurocan Way. Offices are not a permitted use in the M1 Zone. A Temporary Use Permit is a means of accommodating construction of temporary office buildings during construction of the project.  KM LNG has held a temporary use permit for offices since 2013 and the last TUP was issued in 2019. The District of Kitimat is considering renewing the Permit for a 3 year duration.

More Information

Application and background material is available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday from 29 September to 6 October 2022, excluding statutory holidays. Most of this information is also available at kitimat.ca/pn Further inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department at 250-632-8900.

Providing Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this application may provide written comment to the Planning Department c/o 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email planning@kitimat.ca.  Comment must be received before noon on 6 October 2022.

If you have any questions about this application, please contact the Planning Department at 250-632-8900 or planning@kitimat.ca

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community.

 

Notice of Public Hearing

Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit Area - Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 2013, 2022

Update:  Approved 6 October 2022

A second Public Hearing is being held on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 7:00pm to consider an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment. The Mayor and Council made amendments to Appendix-A of the Bylaw No. 2013, 2022 on September 6, 2022 based on the comments received from the external referrals. The Council is holding an additional public hearing on October 3, 2022 to consider this OCP amendment pursuant to the recent amendments.  This OCP amendment proposes to replace the existing guidelines used for the Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit Area with new Downtown Design Guidelines. The new Downtown Design Guidelines were approved by the Council in June 2021, and now these need to be added to the OCP through Bylaw No. 2013, 2022. The properties as shown in the attached map will be affected by this amendment.

 

The public can attend this Public Hearing in-person at the Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, Kitimat. To attend the public hearing electronically, please contact the District office at (250) 632-8900 or email dok@kitimat.ca by 4:30pm on Monday, October 3, 2022 for a WebEx link to this hearing.

Additional information on the proposed bylaw is viewable at kitimat.ca/pn or District of Kitimat reception, 270 City Centre, Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm, excluding statutory holidays. Please direct further inquiries or comments to Community Planning Department at 250-632-8900 or planning@kitimat.ca

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community.

Notice of Disposition Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter
1810 Kitamaat Village Road

In accordance with Sections 26(1), 26(3), and 94 of the Community Charter, the Council of the District of Kitimat (the “District”) gives notice that it intends to enter into a License to Use (the “License”) with Bell Media Inc. (“Bell”) that, for $2,362 annually and adjusted annually with CPI, paid by Bell to the District, will provide Bell with the use of a portion of 1810 Kitamaat Village Road, which has a legal description of: Block 75, District Lot 6040, Range 5, Coast District Plan 3530 (the “Property”) for a period of five years with the option to renew. The License to Use is for the continued use of the portion of the land for the purpose of installing and maintaining a radio communication and broadcast antenna in partnership with, and under license to, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine; and installing and maintaining an ancillary equipment building. The District of Kitimat utilizes a portion of the antennas for its communication equipment.

A copy of the proposed License to Use is available for viewing at the District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays).  To comment on this application, or to request more information: please email; call the Corporate Officer at 250-632-8900; or visit or mail the District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC V8C 2H7.  Comment will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on July 28, 2022.

Notice of Public Hearing - Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit Area Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 2013, 2022