Public Notices

Temporary Use Permit Application - JHW Construction Ltd.

Kitimat Council is considering a temporary use permit (TUP) application from JHW Construction Ltd. (JHW) to operate a quarry site on District Lot 6072.    Maximum permit term is three years, one renewal for an additional three years may be considered without further public notice in 2022.

JHW has operated a quarry at this location under previous TUPs for more than twenty years.  This application is to continue operations in the same footprint as previously used. 

Where is it? Location Map

Site of project is located approximately 2kms north of Service Centre and 3km west of Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club (HCGWC).  

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 to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday from 10 September to 6 October 2020, inclusive but excluding statutory holidays. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8900.

How to Provide Comment:

Email: district@kitimat.ca

Fax: Planning Department at 250-632-4995

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

* Comment received before noon on 29 September 2020 will be included in a report to Council. Comment received between noon on 29 September 2020 and noon on 5 October 2020 will be read to Council at the Council meeting. 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 on this webpage. 

How to Virtually Attend Council Meeting:

Contact Staff at 250-632-8900 or dok@kitimat.ca any time before noon on 5 October 2020 to register and receive a teleconference number or WebEx link. The link will allow you to make a video presentation. Opportunity to provide public comment will be identified in the Council Agenda as “Public Input on Agenda Items”.

How to Watch Council Meeting:

Visit Council Meeting Livestream page on the District of Kitimat’s website at 5 October 2020 at 7:00pm on a Flash enabled browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or similar).

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community.

Development Variance Permit - 205 Enterprise Avenue

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

Owner of CDN Controls Ltd. at 205 Enterprise Avenue has submitted a development variance permit application for a proposed sign. Variance would allow CDN to sell advertising space on sign and increase maximum sign area from 6m² to 6.18m². Location of proposed sign is shown on reverse page.

Property is zoned M3 Institutional. Kitimat Municipal Code (KMC) defines signs advertising businesses, commodities, services, or entertainment that are sold or offered elsewhere than on the site the sign is located as billboards, which are prohibited within the District of Kitimat. KMC also limits freestanding signs to 6 m² surface area in industrial zones.

Location:  205 Enterprise Avenue

Application: DVP 205 Enterprise and Sign Location & Renderings

Need More Information?

Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900. Background information is also viewable in a public handbook at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

How to Provide Comment:

Email: district@kitimat.ca

Fax: Planning Department at 250-632-4995

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

* Comment received before noon on September 23rd will be included in a report to Council. Comment received between noon on September 23rd and noon on September 28th will be read to Council at the Council meeting. 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

How to Virtually Attend Council Meeting:

Contact Staff at 250-632-8900 or dok@kitimat.ca any time before noon on September 28th 2020 to register and receive a teleconference number or WebEx link. The link will allow you to make a video presentation. Opportunity to provide public comment will be identified in the Council Agenda as “Public Input on Agenda Items”.

How to Watch Council Meeting:

Visit Council Meeting Livestream page on the District of Kitimat’s website on September 28th 2020 at 7:00pm on a Flash enabled browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or similar).

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community.

PUBLIC HEARING for Zoning Amendment & Development Variance Permit - 72 Bittern Street

Kitimat Council is considering a bylaw to amend zoning at 72 Bittern Street. Bylaw 1988 would rezone subject site from C4 Local Store to R2-A Two-Family. See location map

Owners have been trying to sell their property for several months and building is currently vacant. Interested buyers have not been able to secure financing due to commercial zoning despite the C4 zone allowing for a residential unit.

The property at 72 Bittern Street has a larger access width than what is permitted in the C4 zone or the R2-A zone. Council is also considering a development variance permit (DVP) to allow 72 Bittern Street to increase maximum access width from 7.5m to 23.2m, which is the current width of the driveway. The DVP runs concurrently with the zoning amendment. See site plan.

Subject site is designated Neighbourhood in Kitimat Official Community Plan (OCP). Areas designated Neighbourhood are primarily residential in nature. Application for rezoning retains designation so no OCP amendment is required.

Additional information:

See Zoning Amendment Application

See Development Permit Application  

Comments Received:

28 September 2020, Mr. Struck 85 Bittern Street

29 September 2020, Mr. & Mrs. La Hue 1344 Albatross Street

How to Virtually Attend the Public Hearing:

Contact Staff at 250-632-8900 or dok@kitimat.ca any time before noon on 5 October 2020 to register and receive a teleconference number or WebEx link. The link will allow you to make a video presentation. Opportunity to provide public comment will be identified in the Council Agenda as “Public Hearing with Regular Council Meeting to Follow”.

How to Provide Comment:

Email: district@kitimat.ca

Fax: Planning Department at 250-632-4995

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

* Comment received before noon on 30 September 2020 will be included in a report to Council. Comment received between noon on 30 September 2020 and noon on 5 October 2020 will be read to Council at the Council meeting. 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

How to Watch Council Meeting:

Visit Council Meeting Livestream page on the District of Kitimat’s website at 5 October 2020 at 7:00pm on a Flash enabled browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or similar).

Please direct further inquiries to Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900 or dok@kitimat.ca

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS:  **Delayed until further notice**
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaws 1967 and 1968, FireSmart Principles

Update: Public Hearing Delayed

On Monday, 4 May 2020, Kitimat Council voted to delay public hearings scheduled for Bylaws 1967 and 1968, due to ongoing COVID-19 public health concerns.  Public Hearings are rescheduled pending further instructions from provincial direction on holding Public Hearings during this public health emergency.  

Public Hearings will be held on on a date to be determined.  

Application

In 2019, District of Kitimat received a grant to incorporate FireSmart principles into development processes. Intent is to protect future development from wildfire and for new homes, renovations, and new multi-family projects.  Kitimat Council is considering Official Community Plan (OCP) amendments implement FireSmart Principles by amending Development Permit Area (DPA) requirements:

(1) Bylaw 1968 establishes a new DPA covering Cable Car, Imatra Heights, Forest Hill Heights, Kitamaat Village Road, Strawberry Meadows, and perimeter of Whitesail. These areas were chosen in consultation with Fire Chief; due to having a higher risk of wildfire exposure. 

(2) Bylaw 1967 amends current DPA requirements regarding form and character in multi-family developments.  Proposed amendment incorporates specific statements about FireSmart Principles into site design and layout.

Development permits (DPs) will be required only for new dwellings or exterior renovations with a building permit value of $200,000 or more. Setting a high limit means that small additions or accessory structures will not require a DP. Existing development is not included as the District cannot change site layout, exterior finishes, or points of access and egress (roads or driveways).  

Draft Bylaws are linked above, proposed amendments are shown in red.  

For more information on FireSmart Principles, please refer to British Columbia FireSmart Homeowner Manual

 Virtual OPEN HOUSE 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, District of Kitimat is looking to new ways to reach out to the community and encourage participation in public engagement activities.  To maintain physical distancing in line with order of the Provincial Health Officer, we are offering a Virtual Open House as a venue to provide in-depth information about proposed Official Community Plan  amendments.  We encourage all questions, ideas, and comments for or against the proposed amendments to be submitted electronically by email or call us at 250-632-8900. 

Poster 1 - Welcome

Poster 2 - What is an OCP and What are Development Permit Areas?

Poster 3 - FireSmart Principles, Wildfire Reality

Poster 4 - FireSmart Principles, Zones

Poster 5 - Bylaw 1967

Poster 6 - Bylaw 1968

Public Handbook

British Columbia FireSmart Homeowner Manual

Multi-Family Development Permit Guidelines, FireSmart Amendment Bylaw 1967, 2020

Development Permit Area - Hazardous Conditions, FireSmart Amendment Bylaw 1968, 2020

We strongly encourage you to practice social distancing and participate remotely.  

Out of the abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to cancel the in-person Open House scheduled for 6 April 2020.  Please contact our office at 250-632-8900 if you require an in-person appointment to discuss these proposed bylaws.  

Comment Form

More Information

Bylaws 1967 and 1968 (linked above), and the public handbook are available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from 17 March to 21 April 2020, excluding statutory holidays.  Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900, or email.

Providing Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this bylaw may provide written comment to Mayor and Council c/o 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email.

  • Comment received before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 will be included in a report to Kitimat Council that will be circulated in advance of the Public Hearing on 20 April 2019.
  • Comment received between 9:00 a.m. on 29 April and noon on Monday, 4 May 2020 will be read before or otherwise provided to Council at the Public Hearing on 20 April 2020. 
  • Council Chambers are closed due to COVID-19.  You or your representative may speak in person, or read written comment by telephone or virtual connection, during the Public Hearings at 7:00 p.m. Monday, 4 May 2020. If you wish provide comment during the meeting, please contact Administration no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, 4 May 2020, by phone 250-632-8900 or email.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community

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