Jun 09, 2022

Ladysmith Council Notebook for June 7, 2022

Ladysmith Council met for an electronic Regular Meeting of Council on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 with the presentation of the draft Official Community Plan among the agenda highlights.

The meeting opened with a delegation from Jennifer Fix, principle at Ahne Studio and project consultant, who presented the draft Official Community Plan.  The plan includes policies for growth management and land use, as well as for future infrastructure – both municipal and social – transportation, culture and reconciliation. 

The draft OCP is available on the Town’s website and a public engagement event is planned for June 18, 2022 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at 1st Avenue and Gatacre Street.  We invite you to attend and learn more about the policies contained within the draft, and provide your feedback.

Next, Mayor Stone proclaimed the week of June 20-26 as Island Good Days in the Town of Ladysmith.  The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, a non-government, non-profit organization created the Island Good product brand to make it easy for shoppers to find local products.

Council then approved a Development Permit for a coach house at 520 Kitchener Street.  The single storey, 60m2 coach house complies with the Zoning Bylaw and is generally consistent with the applicable Development Permit Area guidelines. 

There are two existing coach houses in the immediate vicinity on Kitchener Street and another currently under construction across the road. A coach house is an opportunity to offer affordable housing alternatives to prospective renters.

Next, Council gave the first three readings to a Zoning Bylaw amendment for 606 and 626 Farrell Road. The amendment reconciles permitted land uses in the Zoning Bylaw with existing approvals by adding single family.

Council then received the 2021 Statement of Financial Information as well as the 2021 Annual Municipal Report.  Copies of both reports are available on our website and at City Hall.

Council adopted a Telecommunication Antenna Structures Policy, establishing procedural standards and preferences to influence the placement and design of cell towers within our boundaries.

Moving on, Council gave third reading and adopted the Park Dedication Bylaw as amended to include the legal description for Queens Park, located on 1st Avenue just south of Roberts Street.  

A Special Council Meeting and Public Hearing for 1301 & 1391 Rocky Creek Road is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14 at 6 pm. The meeting is being held electronically and more information on registering as a participant is available here.

For the latest news and updates, visit the Town’s website at www.ladysmith.ca, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


For Information:
Mike Gregory
Communications and Engagement Specialist
mgregory@ladysmith.ca | 250.210.1740