Public Notices

 Density Benefits Official Community Plan and Zoning Amendment
Kitimat Council is considering amendments which add direction for Density Benefits to the Official Community Plan and Kitimat Municipal Code. A Public Hearing will take place on 17 December 2018 at 7:30PM.  You are invited to participate and/or provide advance comment.

 

Staff views new development as an opportunity to add diversity to the housing stock.  With a positive FID, new investment is coming and policies can increase long-term community value by leveraging this opportunity to create a legacy.  Many residents want to live in traditional suburban neighbourhoods; others want maintenance-free strata properties; or no-step homes.  The next few years should provide opportunities to meet the needs of most by building market diversity and supporting social housing to meet needs of the community. 

 

Need More Information?

Bylaw, Council Reports, 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. Most of this information is also available at www.kitimat.ca/pn. 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 written comment to Mayor & Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email to dok@kitimat.ca.  Comments regarding the proposed zoning amendment must be received before 8:30 am on Wednesday, 12 December 2018, to be included in the report to Mayor & Council. Submissions received by email after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Monday, 

17 December 2018, will be read before Council at the Public Hearing. You may also speak in person, or deliver written comment, at the Public Hearing: Monday, 17 December 2018 at 7:30 pm at Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square.

LNG Canada Lease and License to Access DL 471 (Minette Bay West)

Background

Council is seeking public input before considering a resolution to execute a Lease which will grant limited access over DL 471 to LNG Canada Development Inc., and contractors to construct a salt marsh to enhance fish habitat in Minette Bay; and a License over DL 471 and DL 95 which will grant pedestrian and boat access to monitor the new salt marsh habitat.  Terms and conditions are outlined in the agreements and summarized below.

Lease would provide exclusive access and use of construction site and worksite portions of DL 471 during salt marsh construction.  Proposed term is three years less a day.  Consideration includes:

  1. Lease payment of $150,000; 

  2. Road restoration payment of $350,000;

  3. Snow clearing and road maintenance on DL471 and access route from Kitamaat Village Road outside of DL471; and 

  4. Other consideration, including recovery of legal expenses.

Licence would provide non-exclusive access over DL 95 and DL 471 to monitor salt marsh performance.  Access is limited to pedestrians with no vehicles or equipment.  DL 95 may also be accessed by watercraft.  Proposed term is ten years, plus up to ten annual renewals (maximum twenty years).  Conditions and consideration include:

  1. Annual license fee of $1,000 plus tax;

  2. Snow clearing and road damage repairs, including DOK responsibilities for access route from Kitamaat Village Road outside of DL 471; and

  3. Other consideration, including recovery of legal fees.

site map

 

More Information & Providing Comment

Copies of draft agreements and FAQ’s are available at District of Kitimat reception, 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays (12 November). Written comment can be provided c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email dok@kitimat.ca. Comment must be received before 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, 8 November 2018 to be included in the report to Council. Late comment may be personally delivered at the Regular Council meeting on Tuesday, 13 November, 7:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square. Inquiries may be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

UPDATES:

Road Use and Access License Agreement - 5 November

Road Use and Access Lease Agreement - 5 November

Multi-Family Development Permit: 1851 Kingfisher Avenue

REVISION: Applicant requested that the decision on this development permit be deferred in order to complete additional site assessment, addressing concerns from the neighbours.  Kitimat Council will be considering this application at the Regular Council meeting on 19 November 2018.

Background:

Kingfisher Development Corporation has applied for a new Development Permit for a 5 building, 40 unit townhouse complex at 1851 Kingfisher Avenue.  Proposed development complies with zoning for Residential R3-A1 – Multi-Family - Terrace.  Development Permit No. 01-2016 was issued 15 January 2016, and expired two years later. 

Three buildings are proposed to front onto Kingfisher Avenue, with parking behind the buildings.  Two buildings are perpendicular to Kingfisher Avenue. Development will occupy 26.8% of the site with the remainder left as ravine in its natural state.  Development layout reflects the advice of a geotechnical engineer. A 9m setback from crest of slope is provided.  A replacement permit has been requested.   

As a part of this development, the applicant will be responsible to bring Kingfisher Avenue North to municipal standard, including moving utilities underground, installing curb and gutter on east side of street, and providing a walkway to the intersection of Margetts and Alexander.

Location

Proposed location is north of Margetts Street on “Kingfisher North”.  The existing driveway that is used to access the Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club will become a municipal road.

More Information

Elevation drawings and landscaping plan may be viewed at the District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre 8:30am - noon and 1 - 4:30pm, excluding weekends and statutory holidays.

Providing Comment 

Anyone wishing to comment on this application may provide written comment to Mayor & Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email to dok@kitimat.ca. Comments must be received before 8:30 am on Wednesday, 14 November 2018, to be included in the report to Mayor & Council. Submissions received by email after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Monday, 19 November 2018, 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, 19 November 2018, 7:30 pm at 606 Mountainview Square.

 

 Archived Public Notices

The following notices have been modified. For full information, please contact Community Planning & Development.

 

 2018
 
 Zoning Amendment 1352 Alexander Avenue, Kitimat Valley Institute
STATUS: Bylaw adopted on 13 November 2018. 

 

Background

Kitimat Valley Institute (KVI), Kitamaat Education Society, and Haisla Nation Council have applied to amend Kitimat Municipal Code to add new land uses to G1 Institutional Zone, specific to 1352 Alexander Avenue.  Proposed changes will allow a coffee shop (kiosk) for public and students, and renting office space within existing building.

Kitimat Valley Institute was created in 2006 in a business partnership between Haisla Nation and Rio Tinto.  KVI provides education and training, business centre, recruitment agency, and occupational testing for area residents and students from regional communities. 

Alexander Avenue provides arterial access with Kingfisher Avenue and N Lahakas Boulevard linking the rest of Kitimat.  Site is connected to neighbourhoods through Kitimat’s network of walkways.  Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club is located to the north and “Kingfisher North” to the east.  Residential development (Currie Street and Stickney Street) abut the south and west sides of KVI. 

Zoning and OCP 483 Quatsino Boulevard

STATUS: Bylaw adopted on 15 October 2018.

 

Background

Opus International Consultants, on behalf of J. Oviatt Contracting, has applied to amend zoning from G5-A Forestry Transition to R1-B Residential Zone – One Family – Detached or Semi-detached. The desired use requires an amendment to the Official Community Plan from Residential Small Holdings to Neighbourhood. If adopted, this bylaw would allow up to 99 new lots based on minimum site; 25 lots are proposed on land near of the intersection of Quatsino Boulevard and Loganberry Avenue. 

More Information

The bylaw, Council resolution, staff report, 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.

 Public Hearings - October 2, 6:30PM and 7:30PM
 
 6:30PM - Cannabis Retail Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1929

STATUS: adopted by Kitimat Council on 2 October 2018

Background                 

Proposed bylaw changes the Kitimat Municipal Code to permit cannabis retail locations the following zones: C1 – City Centre Zone, C5 – Limited Commercial, M2 – Service Centre General Zone, and M2-A Service Centre Commercial Zone.

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 6:30PM - Business Licensing Amendment Bylaw 1928

STATUS: adopted by Kitimat Council on 2 October 2018

Background

Proposed bylaw amends existing business licensing to include application and license fees for Cannabis Retail. Bylaw also restricts operating hours and maintains Provincial Standards as outlined in the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, Cannabis Distribution Act and any related regulations pertaining to security, employee training and education, and background checks.

 

 7:30PM - Horizon North Covenant Amendment

STATUS: adopted by Kitimat Council on 2 October 2018

Background

Horizon North has requested changes to an existing Section 219 Covenant that was a condition of Kitimat Council adopting Residential Dormitory OCP and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1836, 2013.  The present covenant includes terms addressing site servicing, landscaping, contributions to the Affordable and Accessible Housing Fund and Pollution Control Centre, and a timeline for two proposed land uses.  “Residential dormitory” (a temporary worker accommodation facility with up to 1000-beds) after 31 December 2015 requires a “hotel” to be substantially under construction; and from 31 December 2017 to 31 December 2035 the “hotel” must be in operation. A new timeline will be defined; but “residential dormitory” use beyond December 2035 is not contemplated.

Additional Information

  • Report to Council, 2 October 2018
  • Covenant Modification Agreement

 

 Temporary Use Permit - John's Contracting

STATUS: approved by the Director of Community Planning & Development on 3 October 2018

 

Background

John’s Contracting has applied to the District of Kitimat for a Temporary Use Permit to remove sand and gravel from a borrow pit located on TL 9472 in the G5 Forestry Zone. A Temporary Use permit is valid for up to three years and may be renewed in 2021 without further public notice.

More Information

Application and other background materials are available for review at www.kitimat.ca/pn and at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

 

Development Variance Permit: 28 Finch Street

STATUS: Approved by Kitimat Council on 2 October 2018

 

Background

The property owner of 28 Finch Street submitted an application for Council to consider a Development Variance Permit.  This application is for a variance to allow a lean-to structure within 1.22m from east property line, plus a garage and breeze way within 3.3m of front property line.  Kitimat Municipal Code requires 1.8m side yards and 4.5m front yards.

More Information

Application and other background materials 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. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

 

Development Variance Permit: 28 Farrow Street

STATUS: Approved by Council on September 17.

 

Background

The property owner of 28 Farrow Street seeks a development variance permit (DVP) to construct an accessory structure which will be 3.56m high at mid-pitch of roof. Kitimat Municipal Code requires 7.5m rear yard. Proposed building will be 0.66 m from rear property line and 3.55m to mid-pitch of roof. A development variance permit was issued on 23 July 2018 reducing rear yard setback to 1.8m. Revised application has since been submitted to reflect rear lot line per legal survey. Location map and site plan is included on the following page.

More Information

Application and other background materials 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. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

Development Variance Permit: 126 Baxter Avenue

Status: Approved by Kitimat Council

 

Background

Property owners of 126 Baxter Avenue submitted an application for Council to consider a Development Variance Permit. This application is for a variance to construct an attached carport that would be 1.2m from east side property line and 4.42m high with a flat roof. Kitimat Municipal Code requires 1.8m side yard setback.  Please see location map:

More Information

Application and other background materials 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. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

Multi-Family Development Permit: 167 Konigus Street, Riverbrook Estates

STATUS: Approved by Council.

 

Background

Riverbrook Estates Ltd has applied for a new Development Permit to construct Phase One which consists of up to 16 single family lots and 47 townhouses at 167 Konigus Street.  Estimated start of construction of roads and servicing, lots and townhouses is spring 2019 and contingent on a positive investment decision for a major LNG project.  It is likely that townhouses will be pre-sold to confirm market interest in this type of unit.  Current site is raw land, partly forested with a portion pre-loaded with gravel.

Development Permit No 17 – 2014 was issued for Phase One of Riverbrook Estates in February 2015, and expired two years later.  Process included a zoning amendment to R3-A Residential – Multi-Family Apartment or Terrace to allow for townhouse buildings. Council adopted ‘Riverbrook Estates, Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1854’ on 5 January 2015.

Location

Proposed location is at 167 Konigus Street. Development will be immediately west of Liard Street and Nadina Street.

Kitimat Downtown Revitalization Area, Development Permit Application

Status: Approved by Director of Community Planning & Development on September 4

 

Background

Silvertip Signs is seeking approval to install a sign for Sanexen in City Centre. Proposed sign will have individual channel letters on an aluminium backer that will be matched with the colour of the existing wood beam.  Sign meets Downtown Design Guidelines and designed to fit with existing façade of the one-storey building.

Location:   317 City Centre (next to Towne Cleaners)

Sign:

Subject property

 

Development Variance Permit, 27 Kokanee

Status: Approved by Kitimat Council on September 4

 

Background

Property owners of 27 Kokanee Avenue submitted an application for Council to consider a Development Variance Permit.  Application is for a variance to allow construction of a workshop.  Workshop would be 4.5m from rear property line and 5.75m high at mid-pitch.  Kitimat Municipal Code requires 9m rear yard setbacks. Please see location map on reverse.

A ravine containing a side channel of Kitimat River is located at the rear of this property.  Kitimat has a wet marine climate; heavy rain will saturate soil and increase the chance of land slip.  Evidence of soil movement is common in such rugged terrain. Mass wasting of “top-of-bank” lands from the ravines which are an important landscape feature in Kitimat’s settlement area is not unusual.

A covenant registered with the Province of British Columbia requires buildings to be at least 60m from top of bank.  Covenant applies to all properties along top-of-bank on Kokanee Ave and Greyling Ave.  Property owners of 27 Kokanee Ave have applied to alter the covenant and build proposed workshop at least 30m from top-of-bank.

Public Hearing: 30 April 2018 at 7:00PM.

Proposed Dementia Care Facility, 100 Loganberry

You are invited to attend a public hearing to be held on Monday, 30 April at 7:00 p.m. at Council Chamber, 606 Mountainview Square, to consider a zoning amendment for a portion of 100 Loganberry for a proposed dementia care facility.

Jack Oviatt, on behalf of Civeo Premium Camp Services Ltd., has applied to amend zoning to accommodate a proposed dementia care facility.  Request to amend the existing development permit is for Civeo's landscaping plan.

How do I provide comment? 

  • A staff report will be prepared for council.  Comment received by 8:30 a.m. on 24 April 2018 will be included in the report.
  • Comment received after this deadline but before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, 30 April 2018 will be read before Council at the public hearing.  
  • You can also speak in-person or deliver written comment at the public hearing.

Submit your comment to:

Mayor and Council

c/o 270 City Centre

Kitimat, BC

V8C 2H7

Fax: 250-632-4995

Email: dok@kitimat.ca

Looking for more information?

Background materials are available for review at our main office reception desk at 270 City Centre, third floor in City Centre Mall.  We are open 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. For further enquiries please contact Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8910.

Public Comment Received:

May 24, 2018

Development Variance Permit: 69 Wren Street

Status: Approved by Kitimat Council

 

REVISION: Property owner has revised rear yard setback to 3.05m instead of original request of 1.98m.   Updated site plan

Background

The property owners of 69 Wren Street seek a development variance permit (DVP) to construct an accessory structure (workshop/shed) which will be 3.861m high at mid-pitch of roof. The Kitimat Municipal Code requires a minimum 7.5m rear yard. Proposed building will be 1.98m from rear property line. 

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 Development Variance Permit: 49 Charles Street

Status: Approved by Kitimat Council 16 July 2018

 

Background

The property owner of 49 Charles Street submitted an application for Council to consider a Development Variance Permit. This application is for a variance to allow an addition to the house. The addition from the house would be 1.35m from side property line and 5.2m high. Existing house is 5.8m high. Kitimat Municipal Code requires 1.8m side yard setbacks.

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Public Hearing - 16 July 2018

Zoning Amendment Bylaw - Kitamaat Village Road

Status: Adopted 16 July 2018

Background

Kitimat Council is considering a proposed zoning change for a portion of District Lot 6029. The application proposes amendments to zoning. A Public Hearing will take place on 16 July 2018 and you are invited to participate.

Vertex, on behalf of Haisla Progressive Ventures Ltd., has applied to amend zoning to accommodate an underground natural gas pipeline for the proposed LNG Canada project on what will be a subdivided parcel of a vacant lot currently zoned G5-A Forestry Transition. No above ground structures are proposed. The desired use is compatible with current OCP designation of Neighbourhood. 

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Development Variance Permit: 85 Teal Street

 Status: Approved by Kitimat Council 23 July 2018

 

Background

The property owner of 85 Teal Street submitted an application for Council to consider a Development Variance Permit. This application is for a variance to allow a rebuild of a single car garage. The structure would be 1.22m from side property line on northeast side of house and 3.2m to mid-pitch of roof. Kitimat Municipal Code requires 1.8m side yard setbacks.

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Development Variance Permit: 28 Farrow Street 

STATUS: Approved by Kitimat Council 23 July 2018

 

Background

The property owner of 28 Farrow Street seeks a development variance permit (DVP) to construct an accessory structure which will be 3.56m high at mid-pitch of roof. Kitimat Municipal Code requires 7.5m rear yard. Proposed building will be 1.8m from rear property line. 

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Development Variance Permit: 143 Sturgeon Street

Status: Approved by Kitimat Council 23 July 2018

 

Background

The property owner of 143 Sturgeon Street submitted an application for Council to consider a Development Variance Permit.  This application is for a variance to allow construction of an accessory structure.  The structure would be 2.0m from side property line on east side of house and 4.0m high. Kitimat Municipal Code requires 4.5m side yard setbacks in Cable Car.

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Public Hearing 28 May 2018

Cannabis Retail and Production, Bylaw No.1919

What: A public hearing will be held on Monday, 28 May at 5:00 p.m. at the Joanne Monaghan Room, Riverlodge Recreation Centre to discuss the “Amendment to Kitimat Municipal Code with Respect to Cannabis Retail and Production, Bylaw No.1919”.

What changes? Kitimat Council is considering a zoning amendment for Kitimat Municipal Code with Respect to Cannabis Retail and Production, Bylaw No.1919.  The proposed bylaw will define “Cannabis Production” as a land use and will permit this land use on lots zoned;

M1 Manufacturing

M2 Service Centre

M2-B Service Centre Industrial Zone

And prohibit Cannabis Production in all other land use zones.

The proposed bylaw will define “Cannabis Retail” as a land use and will prohibit this land use throughout the community on all lots.

Although the bylaw proposes to regulate cannabis production and retail sales, this is a short-term measure and once the federal and provincial governments develop and pass the governing legislation and regulations (i.e. the rules) to govern the production, distribution, possession and sale of cannabis the District will review its position in relation to retail sale locations and areas for commercial production.

OTHER CANNABIS INFORMATION: The federal and provincial governments are finalizing legislation and regulations and there are some areas where local conditions can be enacted (shown below in brackets is the information known at this time).  In the areas where local conditions can be enacted, the District is researching ways to incorporate it into our community and soon will be seeking further public comment regarding:

  • Business licensing and security requirements for retail stores (the Province is currently developing the building security standards and required employee training),
  • Developing a policy for approving/denying retail stores (the Province has stated that if communities allow retail cannabis stores the locations can be determined by Council),
  • The hours of operation if retail stores are allowed (the Province has stated that if communities allow retail cannabis stores the hours are conditionally set as 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., but each community can further restrict the hours of operation),
  • Locations where outdoor cannabis use should be restricted or prohibited (the Province has started determining areas where cannabis cannot be publicly smoked or vaped, and the District will monitor this legislation and seek input on whether further restrictions are warranted).

Public Hearing 30 April 2018

Riverbank Camping Bylaw No. 1917, 2018 

Status: Bylaw adopted by Kitimat Council 30 April 2018

A public hearing will be held on Monday, 30 April at 6:30pm at Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square to consider “Riverbank Camping Bylaw No. 1917, 2018”.

Council is considering a bylaw that will regulate where camping can occur on provincial crown, public and private land in the District of Kitimat. The proposed bylaw defines “camping” as a land use, and allows “camping” in the following locations:

  1. Designated campgrounds;
  2. Un-alienated provincial crown land which is in the G5 Forestry Zone and:
    1. 500 metres or more east of Highway 37; or
    2. West of CN rail track and north of District Lot 6071 Range 5 Coast District;
    3. Private land where express written permission from the owner or occupier of that property is available for inspection by any official named in Part 1, Subdivision 2 for infractions under Part 9 of the Kitimat Municipal Code.

Adopting this bylaw, as drafted, will introduce a ban on camping along the Kitimat River within municipal boundaries. The fine for camping where prohibited will be $100 per day. Please note: the regulations above do not apply to Reserve land, including Kitamaat IR  No. 1.

Additional Information:

Background material

Public Comment Received up to 30 April 2018

Public Comment Received up to 29 April 2018

Public Comment Received up to 22 April 2018

Council Motions:

30 April 2018 - Special

30 April 2018 - Public Hearing

16 April 2018 - Regular Meeting

16 April 2018 - Public Hearing

Temproray Use Permit - Haisla & Progressive Ventures
Sand & Gravel Borrow Pit

Background

Haisla & Progressive Ventures applied for a Temporary Use Permit to operate a sand and gravel borrow put in the vicinity of an existing MOTI operation.

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.