Public Notices

 Temporary Use Permit - John's Contracting

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.

Need 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.

How to Provide Comment 

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to Mayor and Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email dok@kitimat.ca.Submissions received before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 will be read at the Council Meeting.

You may also speak in person or deliver written comment at the Regular Council meeting on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, following the Public Hearing for Horizon North.

Seeking Public Comment - Development Variance Permit Application
28 Farrow Street

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.

Need 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 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.

How to Provide Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to Kitimat Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email dok@kitimat.ca.  Comments received by 8:30 am on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 will be included in the Council report. Submissions received after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Monday, 17 September 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, 17 September 2018, 7:30 pm at 606 Mountainview Square.

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

Seeking Public Comment, Development Permit Application

1851 Kingfisher Avenue

A development permit is required for new multi-family buildings. This notice has been issued to residents and land owners to describe a pending application.

 

What is happening?

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.

 

Where is it?  

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.

 

Need 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.

 

How to Provide 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 Tuesday, 28 August 2018, to be included in the report to Mayor & Council. Submissions received by email after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Tuesday, 4 September 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 Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 7:30 pm at 606 Mountainview Square.

 

Adjacent residents and property owners are invited to comment on this application:

Mail:       District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC V8C 2H7

Fax:      250-632-   4995

E‑mail:   dok@kitimat.ca

Phone: 250-632-8900

Seeking Public Comment, Development Variance Permit Application

28 Finch Street

Kitimat Council invites public comment before making a decision on a development variance permit application.

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.

Need 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 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.

How to Provide Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to Kitimat Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email dok@kitimat.ca.  Comments received by 8:30 am on Friday, 14 September 2018, will be included in the Council report. Submissions received after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Monday, 24 September 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, 24 September 2018, 7:30 pm at 606 Mountainview Square.

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

 

Sincerely,

Colin Brown

Community Planning & Development

 

 Archived Public Notices
 
 2018
 

Seeking Public Comment, Development Variance Permit Application

126 Baxter Avenue

Status: Approved by Kitimat Council

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:

 

Need 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.

How to Provide Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to Kitimat Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email dok@kitimat.ca.  Comments received by 8:30 am onTuesday, 28 August will be included in the Council report. Submissions received after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Tuesday, 4 September 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 Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 7:30 pm at 606 Mountainview Square.

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

Seeking Public Comment, Development Permit Application

167 Konigus Street, Riverbrook Estates

A development permit is required for new multi-family buildings. This notice has been issued to residents and land owners to describe a pending application.

What is happening?

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.

Where is it?  

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

Thank you for your on-going interest in Kitimat.

Kitimat Downtown Revitalization Area, Development Permit Application

Status: Approved

A development permit is required for new buildings and for some projects which will change the outside appearance of existing buildings in downtown Kitimat, such as new exterior materials and signs.  This notice has been issued to describe a pending application.

If you are thinking about making improvements to your building, please call to inquire before you finalize plans, purchase materials or start work.  Kitimat’s Downtown Design Panel can offer guidance.  The Panel evaluates projects which require permits, and submits recommendations to Staff and Council.  This review process ensures projects meet design guidelines which have been adopted to make Downtown Kitimat a lively, functional, accessible, attractive, and cohesive pedestrian-oriented place.

What is happening?

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.

Where is it?    317 City Centre (next to Towne Cleaners)

What will it look like?

 

Subject property

 

Need More Information?

Anyone wishing to comment on this proposal may provide written comment to Community Planning & Development, 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 Thursday, 30 August 2018.

Comment is Welcome

Adjacent property owners and/or business operators are invited to comment on this application:

 

Mail: District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC V8C 2H7

Fax:      250-632-4995

E‑mail: dok@kitimat.ca

Phone: 250-632-8900

Thank you for your on-going interest in revitalizing downtown Kitimat.

27 Kokanee Ave, Development Variance Permit Application

Status: Approved by Kitimat Council

Kitimat Council invites public comment before making a decision on a Development Variance Permit application.

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.

Need 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 am-noon and 1:00-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

How to Provide Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to Kitimat Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email dok@kitimat.ca.  Comments received by 8:30 am, Thursday, 30 August 2018, will be included in the Council Report. Submissions received after this deadline but before 4:30 pm, Tuesday, 4 September 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 Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 7:30 pm at 606 Mountainview Square.

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

Sincerely,

Colin Brown
Community Planning & Development

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

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

Kitimat Council Invites public comment before making a decision on a development variance permit application.

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. 

Need More Information?

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

 

Development Variance Permit

49 Charles Street

Status: Approved by Kitimat Council 16 July 2018

Kitimat Council invites public comment before making a decision on a development variance permit application.

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.

Need More Information?

Application and other background materials are available for review 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 and Development at 250-632-8910.

Public Hearing 16 July 2018

Zoning Amendment Bylaw - Kitamaat Village Road

Status: Receive Second and Third Reading, be Adopted 16 July 2018

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. 

Need 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 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. 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 and Development at 250-632-8900.

 Development Variance Permit

85 Teal Street

 Status: Approved by Kitimat Council 23 July 2018

Kitimat Council invites public comment before making a decision on a development variance permit application.

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.

Need More Information?

Application and other background materials are available for review 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 and Development at 250-632-8910.

Development Variance Permit

28 Farrow Street 

 Approved by Kitimat Council 23 July 2018

Kitimat Council invites public comment before making a decision on a development variance permit application. 

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. 

Need More Information?

Application and other background materials are available for review 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 and Development at 250-632-8910.

Development Variance Permit

143 Sturgeon Street

Status: Approved by Kitimat Council 23 July 2018

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.

Need More Information?

Application and other background materials are available for review 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 and Development at 250-632-8910.

Public Hearing 28 May 2018

Zoning Amendment to Kitimat Municipal Code with Respect to 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.

Anyone wishing to comment on this bylaw 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 bylaw must be received  before Thursday, 26 April 2018 at 8:30am to be included in the report to Mayor & Council. Submissions received by email after this deadline but before Monday, 30 April 2018 at 4:30pm will be read before Council at the Public Hearing. You may also speak in person, or deliver written comment, at the Public Hearing: Monday, 30 April 2018 at 6:30pm in Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square.

The bylaw, Council resolution, staff report, and other background material are available 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 and Development at 250-632-8910.

Additional Information:

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

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.

Where is it?