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CITY OF KAMLOOPS
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
February 3, 2015, at 1:30 pm
in Council Chambers at 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2
1.
READING
2.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
3.
MINUTES
Recommendation:
That Council adopt the minutes of the:

January 13, 2015, Regular Council Meeting;

January 13, 2015, Public Hearing;

January 20, 2015, Budget Review Meeting; and

January 20, 2015, Regular Council Meeting.
4.
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DELEGATIONS - 1:30 pm
4.1
Nicole Beauregard, Active Living Coordinator,
Acting Sport Development Coordinator, City of Kamloops
Re: Highlighting the 40th anniversary celebration of the Seniors
Light Tour and recognizing volunteers Bart Carrigan and
William Davey for 40 years of service for First Canada ULC
4.2
Gay Pooler, General Manager, Kamloops Central Business
Improvement Association (KCBIA)
RE: Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association
(KCBIA) Review and 2015 Budget
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5.
February 3, 2015
RESPONSE TO DELEGATIONS
5.1
Gay Pooler, General Manager, Kamloops Central Business
Improvement Association (KCBIA)
RE: Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association
(KCBIA) Review and 2015 Budget
Recommendation:
That Council authorize the Kamloops Central Business
Improvement Association (KCBIA) 2015 Budget and that the
$208,500 business improvement association levy be paid
50% in February 2015 and 50% in June 2015.
6.
PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS
6.1
Development Variance Permit Application No. DVP00443
(2075 High Forest Place)
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Purpose: Increase the maximum permitted lot coverage for
accessory buildings from 112 m² to 166 m².
7.
CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS
7.1
Development Variance Permit Application No. DVP00443
(2075 High Forest Place)
Recommendation:
That Council authorize the Corporate Officer to issue
Development Variance Permit No. DVP00443 for Lot 10,
Sec. 34, Twp. 19, Rge. 17, W6M, K.D.Y.D., Plan KAP80280
(2075 High Forest Place), varying Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001,
Division Twenty-One, RS-3 (Single Family Residential-3),
Section 2103, Regulations, by increasing the maximum
permitted lot coverage for accessory buildings from 112 m²
to 166 m², in accordance with Attachment "A".
8.
PUBLIC INQUIRIES
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REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
9.
February 3, 2015
REPORTS - Chief Administrative Officer - Regular
9.1
Request for a Closed Council Meeting
Recommendation:
That Council authorize staff to schedule a Closed Council
Meeting for February 17, 2015, under the Community
Charter, Section 90(1):
(c), labour relations or other employee relations; and
(k), negotiations and related discussions respecting the
proposed provision of a municipal service.
9.2
Official Community Plan Amendment Application No. OCP00098
Rezoning Application No. REZ00506
Development Permit Application No. DPM00503
(2400 Ord Road)
Recommendation:
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That Council authorize:
a)
A Public Hearing to consider:
i)
ii)
iii)
amending KAMPLAN: The Official Community
Plan, Map No. 1, Generalized Land Use Map, by
changing the land use designations for a
portion of Lot D, Plan KAP62646, Sec. 22,
Twp. 20, Rge. 18, W6M, K.D.Y.D., Except
Plan KAP65666 (2400 Ord Road), from
Agricultural to Parkland and Open Space, in
accordance with Attachment "A";
rezoning Lot D, Plan KAP62646, Sec. 22,
Twp. 20, Rge. 18, W6M, K.D.Y.D., Except Plan
KAP65666 (2400 Ord Road), from A-1
(Agricultural) to C-4 (Service Commercial) and
OS (Open Space), in accordance with
Attachment "B";
amending Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001, Division
Forty-One, C-4 (Service Commercial), Section
4102, Permitted Uses - Site Specific, by adding
the following:
"-
RV storage and landscaping business and
storage yard in the case of Lot D, Plan
KAP62646, Sec. 22, Twp. 20, Rge. 18,
W6M, K.D.Y.D., Except Plan KAP65666
(2400 Ord Road).";
(Motion continued)
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February 3, 2015
(Motion continued)
b)
9.3
Subject to rezoning approval, issuance of a
Development Permit for Lot D, Plan KAP62646,
Sec. 22, Twp. 20, Rge. 18, W6M, K.D.Y.D., Except
Plan KAP65666 (2400 Ord Road), in accordance with
the site plan/landscape plan shown as Attachment "C"
and building elevations shown as Attachment "D".
Development and Engineering Services Department 2014 Client
Satisfaction Survey
Recommendation:
68
That Council receive the Development and Engineering
Services Department 2014 Client Satisfaction Survey report
for information.
9.4
Free Family Movie Night in Celebration of Earth Hour
Recommendation:
71
That Council authorize staff to proceed with a free family
movie night at Interior Savings Centre on Saturday,
March 28, 2015, in celebration of Earth Hour.
9.5
Contract Award for TCC Concession Services
Recommendation:
74
That Council authorize awarding RFP No. 212-14, TCC
Concession Services, to Papa G's Cafe in the approximate
amount of $800,000 over the five-year term of the contract.
9.6
Development and Engineering Services Department 2014 Annual
Report
Recommendation:
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That Council receive the Development and Engineering
Services Department 2014 Annual Report for information.
10.
MAYOR'S REPORT
11.
COUNCILLORS' REPORT
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12.
February 3, 2015
COMMITTEE REPORTS
12.1
Social Planning Council
Minutes – December 17, 2014
Councillor Walsh
Recommendation:
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That Council:
a)
Authorize the following Social Planning Grants:
• BC Sustainable Energy Association
- special project
$3,000
• Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry
Society - special project
$6,000
• Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry
Society/Changing the Face of
Poverty - special project
$4,500
• Interior Community Services operational
$5,000
• Interior Community Services special project
$1,500
• Kamloops Arts Council - special
project
$7,000
• Kamloops Brain Injury Association
– special project
$2,000
• Kamloops Food Bank - operational
$14,000
• Kamloops Food Policy Council special project
$2,500
• Kamloops Women's Resource
Group - special project
$1,000
• New Life Mission - special capital
expenditure
$7,500
• Oncore Central Services - special
project
$5,000
• People in Motion - special project
$3,500
• Phoenix Centre - special project
$5,000
(Motion continued)
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(Motion continued)
• River City Squash Organization –
seed grant
February 3, 2015
$2,500
Total allocated for Social Planning Grants
$70,000
Designated for Seniors Grants
$10,000
b) DENY the following Social Planning Grants:
12.2
•
Arnica Artist Run Centre Society special project
DENY
•
Canadian Red Cross - special
capital expenditure
DENY
•
Health Arts Society - special project
DENY
•
Jubilee Urban Movement and
Partners - special project
DENY
•
Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship
Society - special project
DENY
•
Kamloops Therapeutic Riding
Association - special project
DENY
•
Modlab Maker Foundation - seed
grant
DENY
•
White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis
Health Society - special project
DENY
Arts Commission
Minutes – January 19, 2015
Councillor Walsh
Recommendation:
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That Council authorize the following BC Festival of the Arts
Legacy Grants:


Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops community development to assist with the
expense of hosting two ukulele
workshops; and
Kamloops Life Drawing Studio - personal
and community development to assist
with a life drawing exhibition.
$600
$254
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14.
February 3, 2015
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
13.1
Sister City Advisory Committee
February 10, 2015 - 3:30 pm
Corporate Boardroom, City Hall
13.2
Heritage Commission
February 11, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Kamloops Museum, 207 Seymour Street
13.3
Tranquille Beautification/Enhancement and Gateway Task Force
February 16, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Corporate Boardroom, City Hall
13.4
KAMPLAN: 2015 Official Community Plan Advisory Committee
February 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Development and Engineering Services Boardroom,
107 Seymour Street
13.5
Arts Commission
February 16, 2015 - 4:30 pm
Second Floor Boardroom, City Hall
13.6
Food and Urban Agriculture Plan Advisory Committee
February 19, 2015 - 11:00 am
Corporate Boardroom, City Hall
CORRESPONDENCE
For Action:
14.1
Al Richmond, Chair, Healthy Communities Committee and
Mark Sieben, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Children and Family
Development
Re: Invitation to participate in the Community Poverty Reduction
Strategy Stakeholder Forum.
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14.2
Carolyn Lefferson, 2015 Charity Poker Run Coordinator, Harley
Owners Group Kamloops Chapter
Re: Requesting that the rental fees for Valleyview Arena be
waived for the 2015 Charity Poker Run event.
137
Memo of response from the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural
Services Department.
138
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14.3
February 3, 2015
Denis Lemelin, National President, Canadian Union of Postal
Workers (CUPW-STTP)
Re: Requesting a resolution of support to stop Canada Post
cuts.
139
For Information:
That Council receive the following correspondence for
information:
14.4
Kurt Leonhardt, 68 Battle Street West, Kamloops
RE: Concerns regarding the closure of 2nd Avenue access to
West End.
143
Memo of response form the Public Works and Utilities
Department.
145
14.5
Jim Hebden, President, BIG Little Science Centre Society
Re: Providing support for a proposed performing arts centre.
146
14.6
Ralph Adams, Air Quality Meteorologist, Ministry of Environment
Re: Response letter regarding air quality monitoring in
Kamloops.
148
For background information:
 Letter from the Mayor to Mr. Ralph Adams,
Ministry of Environment, Environmental Protection Division –
December 2, 2014.
15.
152
CONSIDERATION OF BYLAWS
Adoption
15.1
Bylaw No. 23-76, Traffic Amendment Bylaw, 2015
Recommendation:
That Bylaw No. 23-76 be adopted.
16.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
17.
NEW BUSINESS
18.
PUBLIC INQUIRIES
19.
NOTICE OF MOTION
20.
ADJOURNMENT
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MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY
OF KAMLOOPS, HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 7 VICTORIA STREET WEST, ON
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015, AT 1:30 PM.
PRESENT:
Mayor P. G. Milobar, Councillors D. M. Cavers, K. L. Christian,
D. W. Dudy, T. Lange, A. H. Singh, M. L. Spina, P. A. Wallace, and
D. J. Walsh.
Chief Administrative Officer D. A. Trawin; Deputy Corporate Officer
S. J. Nichols; Public Works and Utilities Director J. Fretz;
Development and Engineering Services Director M. Kwiatkowski;
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director B. J. McCorkell;
Acting Finance Director D. J. Stewart; and Legislative Assistant
K. McCart.
1.
READING:
The Deputy Corporate Officer gave a reading from the works of Henry Ford.
2.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Moved by Councillor Singh, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that Council authorize the agenda be adopted as amended.
CARRIED.
3.
MINUTES:
Moved by Councillor Singh, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that the following minutes be adopted:
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December 9, 2014, Regular Council Meeting;
December 9, 2014, Public Hearing Meeting; and
December 16, 2014, Public Hearing.
CARRIED.
Moved by Councillor Singh, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that the minutes of the December 16, 2014, Regular Council
Meeting be adopted as amended.
CARRIED.
4.
PROCLAMATIONS:
Interior Savings Unplug and Play Week
Presenter: Maureen Doll, Kamloops Early Language Initiative (KELLI), and
Fiona Clare, Literacy in Kamloops (LinK)
Moved by Councillor Cavers, seconded by Councillor Singh,
that January 24-31, 2015, be proclaimed "Interior Savings
Unplug and Play Week".
CARRIED.
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January 13, 2015
Page 2
Alzheimer Awareness Month
Presenter: Tara Hildebrand, Support and Education Coordinator - Central
Interior, Alzheimer Society of British Columbia; Marg Rodgers, Volunteer
Walk Chair; and Wally Smeaton, 2015 Investors Group Walk for Memories
Honouree
Moved by Councillor Singh, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that January 2015 be proclaimed "Alzheimer Awareness
Month".
CARRIED.
5.
DELEGATIONS:
Nicole Beauregard, Active Living and Sport Development Coordinator, City
of Kamloops, and Katie Klassen, Physical Literacy Outreach and Operation
Red Nose Coordinator, PacificSport Interior BC
Re: Highlights of Sports Day in Canada Held November 29, 2014
Nicole Beauregard, Active Living and Sport Development Coordinator, City of
Kamloops, and Katie Klassen, Physical Literacy Outreach and Operation Red
Nose Coordinator, PacificSport Interior BC, provided a video presentation
highlighting the Sports Day in Canada event held in Kamloops on
November 29, 2014.
6.
RESPONSE TO DELEGATIONS:
Nicole Beauregard, Active Living and Sport Development Coordinator, City
of Kamloops, and Katie Klassen, Physical Literacy Outreach and Operation
Red Nose Coordinator, PacificSport Interior BC
Re: Highlights of Sports Day in Canada Held November 29, 2014
Moved by Councillor Spina, seconded by Councillor Cavers,
that Council send a letter of thanks to Nicole Beauregard,
Active Living and Sport Development Coordinator, City of
Kamloops, and Katie Klassen, Physical Literacy Outreach
and Operation Red Nose Coordinator, PacificSport Interior
BC, for their presentation.
CARRIED.
7.
PUBLIC INQUIRIES:
Ruth Madsen, 170 Nicola Street:
•
Inquired if Council would consider a new discussion regarding
potential pollutants with respect to the proposed KGHM Ajax Mine.
She advised that she will email Council information in this regard.
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January 13, 2015
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Joe Warman, 600 Block of Battle Street:
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Inquired about priorities and procedures for snow removal.
The Public Works and Utilities Director stated that some City streets are not
wide enough to accommodate parking, snow, and travel. City staff make all
attempts to leave as much room as possible for vehicle traffic and parking.
8.
REPORTS:
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER'S REPORT:
The Chief Administrative Officer's Report was presented to Council as
follows:
Request for a Closed Council Meeting
Moved by Councillor Spina, seconded by Councillor Wallace,
that Council authorize staff to schedule a Closed Council
Meeting for January 20, 2015, under the Community Charter,
Section 90(1)(k), negotiations and related discussions
respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service.
CARRIED.
Development Variance Permit Application No. DVP00443
(2075 High Forest Place)
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated January 6, 2015, prepared by the Development and Engineering
Services Department to increase the maximum permitted lot coverage for
accessory buildings to accommodate a detached garage, a shed, and an
outdoor barbeque shelter on the subject property located in the Rose Hill
neighbourhood at the end of a cul-de-sac and accessed by a panhandle
driveway.
Moved by Councillor Cavers, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that Council authorize:
a)
Distribution of Notice of Intent to issue Development
Variance Permit No. DVP00443 for Lot 10, Sec. 34,
Twp. 19, Rge. 17, W6M, K.D.Y.D., Plan KAP80280
(2075 High Forest Place); and
b)
Subject to approval of item a), issuance of a
Development Variance Permit for Lot 10, Sec. 34,
Twp. 19, Rge. 17, W6M, K.D.Y.D., Plan KAP80280
(2075 High Forest Place), varying Zoning Bylaw
No. 5-1-2001, Division Twenty-One, RS-3 (Single
Family Residential-3), Section 2103, Regulations, by
increasing the maximum permitted lot coverage for
accessory buildings from 112 m2 to 166 m2, in
accordance with Attachment "A" attached to the report
dated January 6, 2015, prepared by the Development
and Engineering Services Department.
CARRIED.
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January 13, 2015
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Amendments to Traffic Bylaw No. 23-30
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated December 16, 2014, prepared by the Development and Engineering
Services Department to amend Traffic Bylaw No. 23-30 to remove Lorne
Street, River Street, and 10th Avenue (between Victoria Street and Lorne
Street) from the City's official truck route index.
Moved by Councillor Spina, seconded by Councillor Singh,
that Council authorize:
a)
Removing Lorne Street, River Street, and 10th Avenue
(between Lorne Street to Victoria Street) from the
City's official truck route;
b)
Amending Traffic Bylaw No. 23-30, Section 311, Truck
Routes, to reflect this removal; and
c)
Changing City truck route signs to reflect this removal.
CARRIED.
Contract Award for Residential Solid Waste Trucks
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated January 6, 2015, prepared by the Public Works and Utilities
Department to seek Council's approval to award Request for Proposal
No. 165-14, Automated Side Loader Residential Waste Trucks, to Rollins
Machinery Ltd. for the purchase of residential solid waste trucks over the
next three years.
Moved by Councillor Wallace, seconded by Councillor Singh,
that Council authorize the award of RFP No. 165-14,
Automated Side Loader Residential Waste Trucks, to Rollins
Machinery Ltd. for the purchase of residential solid waste
trucks over the next three years.
CARRIED.
Application for Funding Grant under the New Building Canada Fund for the
North Thompson River Emergency Water Intake
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated January 5, 2015, prepared by the Public Works and Utilities
Department to seek Council's approval to apply for a funding grant under
the New Building Canada Fund Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure
Component, Small Communities Fund for the North Thompson River
emergency water intake, and to commit to an Alternate Approval Process
and bylaw to authorize the borrowing of funds necessary to implement the
project.
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January 13, 2015
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Moved by Councillor Christian, seconded by Councillor
Singh, that Council:
a)
Authorize the application for a funding grant under the
New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial
Infrastructure Component, Small Communities Fund
for total eligible costs of $9.1 million for the North
Thompson River Emergency Water Intake; and
b)
Commit to completing an Alternate Approval Process
and bylaw to authorize the borrowing of funds
necessary to implement the project.
CARRIED.
Citizen Appointments and Reappointments to Committees and
Commissions
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated January 5, 2015, prepared by the Corporate Services and Community
Safety Department to seek Council's authorization to appoint and reappoint
citizens as volunteers on the Airport Authority Society, Arts Commission,
Heritage Commission, Parks and Recreation Committee, Sister City
Advisory Committee, and Social Planning Council.
Moved by Councillor Christian, seconded by Councillor
Cavers, that Council authorize the following appointments
and reappointments:
a)
Airport Authority Society - one-year term:
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b)
Brent Ballingall;
Brian Barron (reappointment);
Tony Ryan;
Rob Wilson (reappointment);
Arts Commission - two-year term:
•
•
•
•
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Amy Baskin (reappointment);
Chris Lynch;
Ronda Olds;
Niki Remesz;
Alexander Watt (reappointment for a one-year
term);
(Motion Continued)
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January 13, 2015
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(Motion Continued)
c)
Heritage Commission - two-year term:
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d)
Parks and Recreation Committee - two-year term:
•
•
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e)
Tanja Hasler;
Peter Nixon (reappointment);
Kevin Scollen (reappointment);
Bernadette Siracky;
Sister City Advisory Committee - two-year term:
•
f)
Allan Cosco (reappointment);
Anita Grover (reappointment);
Patricia Howe (reappointment);
Claire Johnson (reappointment);
Ernie Kroeger;
Patrick Lindsay (reappointment);
Carol Lindsay (reappointment);
Andrew Yarmie (reappointment);
Saki Suganuma (reappointment);
Social Planning Council - three-year term:
•
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Jennifer Green (reappointment); and
Jim Begley (reappointment).
AMENDMENT
Moved by Councillor Cavers, seconded by Councillor Singh,
that Council direct committee staff liaisons to provide the
rationale for their recommendations on Council committee
appointments.
Affirmative: Councillors Cavers, Singh, and Walsh.
Negative:
Mayor Milobar, Councillors Christian, Dudy,
Lange, Spina, and Wallace.
DEFEATED.
QUESTION ON THE MAIN MOTION
CARRIED.
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Financial System Re-implementation
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated January 6, 2015, prepared by the Finance Department to seek
Council's authorization to transfer unspent funds from the Corporate Asset
Management Program implementation project budget to the Financial
Systems capital project budget.
Moved by Councillor Wallace, seconded by Councillor
Christian, that Council authorize:
a)
Transferring unspent budget funds, estimated to be
approximately $850,000, from Capital Project
No. 972126 Infrastructure Management System to
Capital Project No. 972128 Financial System;
b)
Awarding a sole source contract up to $300,000 to
Syntax Systems Limited to provide consulting and
project management support, including all travel and
contingency costs; and
c)
The 2015-2019 Financial Plan be amended to include
the revised budgets.
Affirmative: Mayor Milobar, Councillors Christian and
Wallace.
Negative:
Councillors Cavers, Dudy, Lange, Singh, Spina,
and Walsh.
DEFEATED.
Moved by Councillor Singh, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that Council authorize the Financial System Capital Project be
added as a supplementary budget item to the 2015-2019
budget for Council consideration.
CARRIED.
9.
NOTICE OF MOTION:
Councillor Cavers
Snow Clearing Priorities for City Sidewalks and Other Transportation
Infrastructure
Councillor Cavers submitted the following Notice of Motion for the
January 20, 2015, Regular Council meeting:
That Council authorize staff to investigate and report back on
the implications of establishing service levels for the clearing
of city sidewalks and other transportation infrastructure
during snow events.
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January 13, 2015
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COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Social Planning Council
Minutes - November 19, 2014
Moved by Councillor Wallace, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that Council authorize letters be sent to the offices of the
Premier, the Auditor General, and the Ombudsperson of BC
requesting that the Registered Disability Savings Plan
application process be simplified.
Affirmative: Councillors Cavers.
Negative:
Mayor Milobar, Councillors Christian, Dudy,
Lange, Singh, Spina, Wallace, and Walsh.
DEFEATED.
Moved by Councillor Singh, seconded by Councillor Cavers,
that Council authorize a formal resolution be sent to the
Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) to
lobby the provincial government to simplify the Registered
Disability Savings Plan application process.
CARRIED.
Moved by Councillor Wallace, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that Council direct staff to consult with the Mayor's Advisory
Committee for Persons with Disabilities regarding the
possibility of shifting the loading zone currently in front of
321 Nicola Street to 3rd Avenue adjacent to the wheelchair
ramp into the building, shifting the designated stall currently
on 3rd Avenue to the front of 321 Nicola Street, and adding an
additional designated stall in that location.
DEFEATED.
Moved by Councillor Lange, seconded by Councillor Wallace,
that Council direct staff to consult with the Mayor's Advisory
Committee for Persons with Disabilities regarding relocation
of the designated stall currently on 3rd Avenue to the front of
321 Nicola Street, extending the length of the stall, and
adding an additional designated stall in front of 321 Nicola
Street.
CARRIED.
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Parks and Recreation Committee
Minutes - November 26, 2014
Moved by Councillor Spina, seconded by Councillor Cavers,
that Council authorize the following Winter Games Legacy
Fund Grant applications:
•
Devon Moonie - to attend the Canadian
Cyclocross Championships in Winnipeg, MB,
October 25, 2014; and
$150
•
Sahali Secondary Junior Girls Volleyball
Team - to attend the 2014 BC Junior Girls
Volleyball Provincial Championships in
Delta, BC, November 21-22, 2014
$300
CARRIED.
Heritage Commission
Minutes - December 10, 2014
Moved by Councillor Walsh, seconded by Councillor Singh,
that Council receive the December 10, 2014, Heritage
Commission Meeting minutes for information.
CARRIED.
Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Advisory Committee
Minutes - December 11, 2014
Moved by Councillor Cavers, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that Council authorize the name of the Urban Agriculture and
Food Systems Advisory Committee be changed to the Food
and Urban Agriculture Plan Advisory Committee to reflect the
new title for the plan and that the Terms of Reference be
updated accordingly.
CARRIED.
11.
CORRESPONDENCE:
Claudine Sleik, Kamloops Citizen
Re: Requesting Council Consider Adopting BC SPCA's Model Animal
Control Bylaw to Restrict the Permanent Tethering of Animals
Moved by Councillor Walsh, seconded by Councillor Cavers,
that Council direct staff to investigate an anti-tethering bylaw
for the City of Kamloops.
Affirmative: Councillors Cavers, Dudy, and Walsh.
Negative:
DEFEATED.
Mayor Milobar, Councillors Christian, Lange,
Singh, Spina, and Wallace.
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January 13, 2015
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Moved by Councillor Cavers, seconded by Councillor
Wallace, that Council receive the following correspondence
for information:
Rhona Martin, Past President, Southern Interior Local
Government Association (SILGA)
Re: SILGA Convention - Call for Nominations for 2015/2016
SILGA Executive - Deadline is February 27, 2015
Marg Spina, President, Southern Interior Local Government
Association (SILGA)
Re: Call for Resolutions for 2015 SILGA Convention Deadline is February 27, 2015
CARRIED.
12.
CONSIDERATION OF BYLAWS:
Bylaw No. 5-1-2747, Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 2015
(3239 Schubert Road)
The purpose of this bylaw is to permit a panhandle subdivision and allow a
new single-family dwelling with a secondary suite on the new lot at the
front of the property.
Moved by Councillor Christian, seconded by Councillor
Wallace, that Bylaw No. 5-1-2747 be introduced and read a
first and second time.
CARRIED.
Council will consider Development Variance Permit Application
No. DVP00440 after the Public Hearing.
Bylaw No. 5-1-2746, Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 2015
(1065 Surrey Avenue)
The purpose of this bylaw is to permit a one-person indoor pet grooming
salon.
Moved by Councillor Christian, seconded by Councillor
Wallace, that Bylaw No. 5-1-2746 be introduced and read a
first and second time.
CARRIED.
13.
RECESS:
The meeting recessed at 4:27 pm.
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RECONVENE:
The meeting reconvened at 7:49 pm.
PRESENT:
Mayor P. G. Milobar, Councillors D. M. Cavers, K. L. Christian,
D. W. Dudy, T. Lange, A. H. Singh, M. L. Spina, P. A. Wallace, and
D. J. Walsh.
Deputy Corporate Officer S. J. Nichols; Planning and Development
Supervisor E. Beach; Planner B. Smith, and Legislative Assistant
L. J. Campbell.
15.
CONSIDERATION OF BYLAWS: (Continued)
Bylaw No. 5-1-2747, Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 2015
(3239 Schubert Road)
Moved by Councillor Lange, seconded by Councillor Cavers,
that Bylaw No. 5-1-2747 be read a third time and adopted.
AMENDMENT TO THE MAIN MOTION
Moved by Councillor Walsh, seconded by Councillor
Christian, that Bylaw No. 5-1-2747 be amended to rezone Lot 4,
Sec. 7, Twp.21, Rge.17, W6M, K.D.Y.D, Plan 17970, Except Plans
E8397 and 19578 (3239 Schubert Road), from RT-2 (Two Family
Residential-2) to RS-1 (Single Family Residential-1) for both of
the proposed lots.
Affirmative: Mayor Milobar, Councillors Cavers, Christian,
Dudy, Singh, Spina, Wallace, and Walsh.
Negative:
Councillors Lange.
CARRIED.
QUESTION ON THE MAIN MOTION
CARRIED.
Bylaw No. 5-1-2746, Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 2015
(1065 Surrey Avenue)
Moved by Councillor Christian, seconded by Councillor
Cavers, that Bylaw No. 5-1-2746 be read a third time and
adopted.
CARRIED.
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PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS:
Development Variance Permit No. DVP00440
(3239 Schubert Road)
This application is to reduce the minimum lot street frontage required in
the RS-1 (Single Family Residential-1) zone from 15 m to 6 m, to facilitate
subdivision of the panhandle lot.
Public Submissions were heard in conjunction with Rezoning Application
No. REZ00541 (Bylaw No. 5-1-2747).
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CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS:
Development Variance Permit No. DVP00440
(3239 Schubert Road)
Moved by Councillor Lange, seconded by Councillor Singh,
that Council authorize the Corporate Officer to issue
Development Variance Permit No. DVP00440 for Lot 4, Sec. 7,
Twp. 21, Rge. 17, W6M, K.D.Y.D., Plan 17970, Except
Plans E8397 and 19578 (3239 Schubert Road), to vary Zoning
Bylaw No. 5-1-2001, Division Seventeen, RS-1 (Single Family
Residential-1), Section 1703, Regulations, by reducing the
minimum lot street frontage from 15 m to 6 m, in accordance
with Attachment "A".
CARRIED.
18.
ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting adjourned at 8:09 pm.
Certified Correct:
S. J. NICHOLS
DEPUTY CORPORATE OFFICER
P. G. MILOBAR
MAYOR
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58.
MINUTES OF A PUBLIC HEARING HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 7 VICTORIA
STREET WEST, KAMLOOPS, BC, ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015, AT 7:00 PM.
PRESENT:
Mayor P. G. Milobar, Councillors D. M. Cavers, K. L. Christian,
D. W. Dudy, T. Lange, A. H. Singh, M. L. Spina, P. A. Wallace, and
D. J. Walsh.
Deputy Corporate Officer S. J. Nichols; Planning and Development
Supervisor E. Beach; Planner B. Smith, and Legislative Assistant
L. J. Campbell.
Mayor Milobar read the rules of procedure for this evening's Public Hearing.
The Notice of Public Hearing was distributed and advertised as follows:
"The Council of the City of Kamloops hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public
Hearing:
TIME:
PLACE:
January 13, 2015, at 7:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers (7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC)
to consider the following proposed amendments to City of Kamloops Zoning
Bylaw No. 5-1-2001:
1.
Location:
3239 Schubert Road
Purpose:
To rezone the subject property from RT-2 (Two Family
Residential-2) to:
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2.
RS-1 (Single Family Residential-1) to facilitate a
panhandle subdivision; and
RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite) to permit a
new single family dwelling with a secondary suite.
Location:
1065 Surrey Avenue
Purpose:
To rezone the subject property, which is currently zoned
RT-1 (Two Family Residential-1), on a site-specific basis to
allow the operation of a one-person indoor pet grooming
salon.
A copy of the proposed amendment to City of Kamloops Zoning Bylaw
No. 5-1-2001 may be inspected at the Legislative Services Division, City Hall,
7 Victoria Street West, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
All persons who consider themselves affected by the adoption of the proposed
amendment to City of Kamloops Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001 and wish to register
an opinion may do so by appearing before Council at the said Public Hearing."
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Rezoning Application No. REZ00541
Development Variance Permit No. DVP00440
(3239 Schubert Road)
Bylaw No. 5-1-2747
The Deputy Corporate Officer introduced the application and advised that
two pieces of correspondence were received opposing this application
from:
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Mark and Margaret Hyslop, 3269 Schubert Road; and
Ian and Betty Farber, 3249 Schubert Road.
The Planner advised that this application is to rezone the subject property
from RT-2 (Two Family Residential-2) to RS-1 (Single Family Residential-1)
and RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite) and to issue a Development
Variance Permit reducing the minimum lot street frontage required in the
RS-1 zone from 15 m to 6 m to facilitate a panhandle subdivision.
The subject property is located in the Westsyde neighbourhood, is zoned
RT-2 (Two Family Residential-2), and is 1,946 m2 in area. The property is
bordered by Schubert Road and the North Thompson River, with two
residential lots located adjacent to the south property line and one large
residential lot to the north. The neighbourhood comprises a mix of singleand two-family dwellings, as permitted in the RT-2 zone, as well as a mix of
standard and panhandle subdivision layouts.
The subject property
contains a single-family dwelling and three accessory buildings.
The applicant proposes to subdivide the existing lot by creating one new
lot at the front of the property (Lot A) and one panhandle lot at the rear of
the lot. The applicant proposes to rezone the new lot (Lot A) from
RT-2 (Two Family Residential-2) to RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite)
to facilitate the subdivision of a lot with a parcel area of 464 m2 while
maintaining the potential to construct a new single-family dwelling with a
suite. The proposal must comply with the parking requirements for singlefamily dwellings with secondary suites, which is three unstacked parking
spaces, and must maintain a minimum 40% of the front yard as
landscaping. These regulations will be implemented at the Building Permit
stage if the applications are approved.
A Development Variance Permit application has also been submitted to
reduce the minimum permitted street lot frontage in the RS-1 zone from
15 m to 6 m to facilitate the subdivision of the panhandle lot.
The Development and Engineering Services Department supports the
proposed rezoning and Development Variance Permit as the proposed
development complies with the land use policies outlined in KAMPLAN and
the Westsyde Neighbourhood Plan.
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January 13, 2015
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Rod Andrew, 3287 Schubert Road:
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Agrees with the issues outlined in the two letters submitted to
Council opposing this application.
Requested that Council deny the variance to reduce the minimum
street frontage and the creation of a panhandle lot, and if this
request is not denied, that Council deny the request for a secondary
suite.
Advised that in 2011, there was a similar variance considered on this
street, and the Council of the day agreed to deny the zoning
variance and restrict the proposed development to single-family
dwelling with no suite.
Concerned about setting a precedence for panhandle lots in the
neighbourhood.
He purchased the home in 1989 for the rural feel of the
neighbourhood where there are large lots with trees fronting the
river. He feels that allowing panhandle lots with suites will have a
negative effect on the neighbourhood as it will lose the rural feel.
Concerned that the subject property will not have adequate parking
to support three families living on two lots.
Advised that the subject property is close to the intersection of Lyne
Road and that if this development is allowed, the boulevard parking
will cause a bottle neck in this area.
Concerned that increasing density will increase traffic flow, which
will cause safety issues for children playing on the street.
Requested that Council concentrate on densifying downtown and
not the outer areas where people purchase properties for its rural
feel.
Guy Harrison, 3280 Schubert Road:
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Opposed to this application due to the parking issue, as three
parking spaces is not adequate for a single-family home and a legal
suite.
He purchased his home 30 years ago due to the beauty of this quiet
neighbourhood with its rural feel with large lots and many trees.
Requested that if Council approves the panhandle lot, that it deny
the legal suite.
Liz Harrison, 3280 Schubert Road:
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Opposed to this application as she wants to keep the look and feel
of this beautiful, quiet cul-de-sac with large lots and plenty of
privacy.
Concerned that future renters may result in the property being left
uncared for and possibly resulting in the lowering of property
values.
Feels this development will destroy mature trees and have a
negative impact on the neighbourhood.
Provided Council with pictures of the neighbourhood and the trees
that would be lost if this development moves forward.
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Jack Sawada, 3259 Schubert Road:
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Advised that he is in favour of the subdivision, but not in favour of
rezoning the property to RS-1S (Single Family Residential - Suite)
due to parking issues.
Greg Power, Owner/Applicant:
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Advised that he is the owner of this property and that he had
reviewed possible options for development of this property and
decided to move forward with the single-family home with a small
suite as it will have the least impact on the neighbourhood.
Advised that this development will be good for densification and
infill in a beautiful area, and he does not see a problem with a small
suite that can be used for grandparents or family members.
On question, advised that only one of the trees would need to be
removed if this development is approved.
On question, advised that he is not planning to sell or build on the
property as long as he is living in his current home.
On question, advised that he would support a variance on the new
lot so that the home will face south instead of facing the street with
a shared driveway so that parking will be more central to the lot
instead of on the street.
Liz Harrison, second time:
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The applicant advised that he will not build on this property or sell it
as long as he lives there. If he decides to move, he is leaving the
neighbourhood with the subdivision and the suite with all of their
issues.
Maureen Landals, 3240 Schubert Road:
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Advised that she would support the application if there was a
variance on the new home to require that it face the panhandle
driveway instead of the street as it would maintain the visual
integrity of the neighbourhood.
Jack Sawada, second time:
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Advised that he would also support the suite if there was a variance
on the property that would require the home to face the panhandle
driveway instead of the street and alleviate on-street parking issues.
Sharon Gloyn, 3287 Schubert Road:
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Opposed to this application and advised that there will most likely
be issues with a shared driveway.
Feels that the suite would most likely not be used for family
members, but rented out, and that parking would be an issue,
especially when there are guests or visitors.
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Concerned the suite will change the look and feel of the
neighbourhood and set a precedent in the neighbourhood where
there will soon be a row of houses down the front of Schubert Road.
There were no further submissions, and no further correspondence was
received with regard to this application.
This portion of the Public Hearing closed at 7:44 pm.
2.
Rezoning Application No. REZ00543
Development Variance Permit No. DVP00440
(1065 Surrey Avenue)
Bylaw No. 5-1-2746
The Deputy Corporate Officer introduced the application and advised that
no correspondence was received regarding this application.
The Planner introduced the application to permit a one-person pet
grooming salon on a site-specific basis within the RT-1 (Two Family
Residential-1) zone located at 1065 Surrey Avenue in the North Shore
neighbourhood. The applicant is requesting a site-specific rezoning that
would allow a portion of the existing home to be converted to a one-person
pet grooming salon. Home-based businesses are permitted in the RT-1
zone provided they are in compliance with the Home-based Business
Regulations. The applicant has been operating a licensed mobile pet
grooming business out of the home, where the pets are picked up,
groomed, and then dropped off again. The proposed zoning amendment
would allow clients to drop off and pick up their pets at the subject
property. This would not comply with the Home-based Business
Regulations, which restrict clients/customers from entering the home
based business to pick up goods or to receive a service; therefore, a
site-specific zoning amendment is required.
The Home-based Business Regulations provides criteria to ensure
home-based businesses have minimal impact on existing residential
neighbourhoods. The business would operate Tuesday-Friday during
regular business hours, serving five clients a day on average and grooming
no more than two pets at a time for an average of two hours. All animals
will be kept indoors, and no commercial kennel/pet daycare services will be
offered. It is not anticipated that the proposed business will produce any
more noise than the existing operation, which has not generated any
complaints. If approved, the business will be required to conform to all
applicable regulations in the Zoning and Business Licence and Regulation
Bylaws. It should be noted that the applicant does not have any pets of her
own, so the home would be in compliance with the two dog maximum, as
per Dog Responsibility and Control Bylaw No. 34-32.
Parking on the subject property is not anticipated to be a problem as there
is space to accommodate two parking stalls in the existing driveway in a
stacked configuration.
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No technical concerns were raised during the application review process,
and as such, the Development and Engineering Services Department
supports this application
Tanja Hasler, Applicant:
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Advised that she is here to answer any of Council's questions.
Advised that she has approached her neighbours and received
feedback supporting the application.
On question, advised that the business would be operated from a
separate entrance into her basement and that she does not day sit
the animals and they do not stay overnight.
There were no further submissions, and no correspondence was received
with regard to this application.
This portion of the Public Hearing closed at 7:49 pm.
There being no further business, this Public Hearing adjourned at 7:49 pm.
Certified Correct:
S. J. NICHOLS
DEPUTY CORPORATE OFFICER
P. G. MILOBAR
MAYOR
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64.
MINUTES OF THE BUDGET REVIEW MEETING OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF KAMLOOPS, HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 7 VICTORIA STREET WEST,
ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015, AT 9:00 AM.
PRESENT:
Mayor P. G. Milobar, Councillors D. M. Cavers, K. L. Christian, D. W. Dudy,
T. Lange, A. H. Singh, M. L. Spina, P. A. Wallace and D. J. Walsh.
Chief Administrative Officer D. A. Trawin; Corporate Services and
Community Safety Director D. R. Duckworth: Public Works and Utilities
Director J. Fretz; Development and Engineering Services Director
M. Kwiatkowski; Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director
B. J. McCorkell; Acting Finance Director D. J. Stewart; and Legislative
Assistant K. McCart.
1.
MAYOR'S OPENING COMMENTS:
Mayor Milobar provided an introduction to the budget meeting process, which is
an overview of the 2015-2019 budget additional requests. Council is to determine
which projects will be brought forward to the next public input session on
February 24, 2015, and subsequent Council budget meetings for deliberation and
possible inclusion in the 2015-2019 Financial Plan.
2.
2015-2019 FINANCIAL PLAN:
The Acting Finance Director provided Council with a PowerPoint presentation and
advised the proposed tax increase for the base budget for 2015 is 1.91%.
Tax Increase
(Decrease)
Total Property Tax Change
Anticipated Revenue from Growth
2015 Property Tax Increase Required for Base
Budget
Additional Budget Requests
Operating Budget - Administration
Capital Budget - Administration
Capital Budget - Community
2,779,592
(1,000,000)
1,779,592
Tax Increase
(Decrease)
197,892
3,130,360
162,900
3,491,152
Percentage
Increase
2.98%
(1.07%)
1.91%
Percentage
Increase
0.21%
3.36%
0.17%
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The Acting Finance Director advised that the purpose of this budget meeting is to
introduce and review:
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Additional operating and capital requests from Administration; and
Community Requests from the two public budget meetings held on
October 22, 2014.
Upcoming meetings in the budget process are outlined as follows:
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February 24, 2015, 7:00 pm
Public Budget Consultation, Interior Savings Centre, Parkside Lounge:
presentation of additional requests; and
round table discussions with members of the public, City
departments and Council.
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March 31, 2015, 9:00 am
Council Budget Review, Council Chambers:
Council to make decisions on the additional requests and funding
sources.
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April 14, 2015, 10:30 am
Council Budget Review, Council Chambers:
Council to finalize the tax rate for 2015.
The following system of capital and operating budget category and priority
definitions was used in creating additional budget requests:
Categories:
Category C
Category E
Category M
Category S
(P)
- Community driven requests.
- Enhances current levels of service.
- Maintenance of existing infrastructure/service.
- Statutory/legal/safety requirement.
- Permanent request.
Priorities:
Priority 1 - High:
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Scope, scale, and probability of risk are deemed to be HIGH;
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Continuation of a multi-year project started in a previous year; and
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Legal obligation (WorkSafeBC, Development Cost Charges, court ruling,
etc.).
Priority 2 - Medium:
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Scope, scale and probability of risk are deemed to be MEDIUM;
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Will achieve operational efficiencies; and
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Directly supports Council and Corporate strategic plans.
Priority 3 - Low:
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Anything that does not meet the criteria of High or Medium priority.
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January 20, 2015
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ADDITIONAL OPERATING REQUESTS - ADMINISTRATION:
The Acting Finance Director reviewed the following additional requests for the
2015 Operating Budget:
Item
Full-time
Equivalent
(FTE)
Tax/Utility
Amount
Capital
Amount
0.50
0.50
0.00
1.00
$78,946
$78,946
$40,000
$197,892
0
0
0
0
RCMP Member Car 40
RCMP Member Nuisance Property
Civic Buildings Roof Audit*
*Requires an additional $20,000 in both 2016 and 2017.
4.
ADDITIONAL CAPITAL REQUESTS - ADMINISTRATION:
The Acting Finance Director reviewed the following 2015-2019 Capital Plan
additional requests:
Item
Airport Gravity Sewer Main
Upgrade
Balance Tank Upgrade
Landfill Electrical Upgrade
Solid Waste Bin Truck
Railway Crossing Safety
Canada Games Pool Building
Envelope Repair
Facility Maintenance
Streets Pickup
ISC Box Office Renovation
Mechanic Shop Air Compressor
Mobile Resource Management
System
Fire Station No. 2 SCBA Compressor
Turf Equipment Hoist
Sheep Breeder Building Repair and
Retrofit
ISC Facility Repair/Retrofit
Facility Repair/Retrofit (Arenas)
Hillside Stadium Track and Field
Upgrades
TCC Field House Indoor Track
Replacement
ISC Roof Replacement
Jimeva Park Pedestrian Overpass
Web-Mapping Upgrade
Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrade
Total
Amount
Tax/Utility
Funding
Other
Funding
Weight
PRI/CAT
2016
2017
2,750,000
30,000
350,000
75,000
75,000
9,000
19,600
2018
2019
75,000
75,000
80,000
0
80,000
1-S
300,000
35,000
0
15,000
300,000
20,000
1-M
1-S
2,867,360
75,000
45,000
75,000
45,000
2,867,360
0
0
1-M
1-M
1-M
20,000
15,000
20,000
15,000
0
0
1-M
1-M
188,650
40,000
13,000
0
40,000
13,000
188,650
0
1-E
1-E
1-E
13,000
150,000
20,000
0
20,000
150,000
0
2-M
2-M
20,000
20,000
20,000
20,000
20,000
20,000
0
2-M
20,000
20,000
20,000
20,000
1-M
2,500,000
1-M
1,500,000
1-M
3-E
2-M
410,000
1,500,000
200,000
20,000
410,000
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Item
Reimplementation of JDE Payroll
and HR
Reimplementation of JDE
Purchasing and Inventory
5.
Total
Amount
Tax/Utility
Funding
Other
Funding
425,000
0
425,000
425,000
0
425,000
5,129,010
263,000
4,866,010
Weight
PRI/CAT
2016
2017
2018
2019
2,917,000
4,484,600
115,000
1,835,000
RECESS:
The meeting recessed at 10:30 am.
6.
RECONVENE:
The meeting reconvened at 10:46 am.
PRESENT:
Mayor P. G. Milobar, Councillors D. M. Cavers, K. L. Christian, D. W. Dudy,
T. Lange, A. H. Singh, M. L. Spina, P. A. Wallace and D. J. Walsh.
Chief Administrative Officer D. A. Trawin; Corporate Services and
Community Safety Director D. R. Duckworth; Public Works and Utilities
Director J. Fretz; Development and Engineering Services Director
M. Kwiatkowski; Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director
B. J. McCorkell; Acting Finance Director D. J. Stewart; and Legislative
Assistant K. McCart.
7.
ADDITIONAL CAPITAL REQUESTS - COMMUNITY:
The Acting Finance Director reviewed the following 2015 Capital Plan additional
requests from the community:
Item
Rose Hill Park Upgrades
Memorial Hill Park Cenotaph
Public Access AED Program*
Total
Amount
100,000
90,000
5,000
195,000
Tax/Utilities
Funding
Other
Funding
95,000
62,900
5,000
162,900
5,000
27,100
32,100
*Requires funding in future years.
8.
ADDITIONAL REQUESTS - PUBLIC BUDGET MEETINGS:
The Acting Finance Director presented additional operating and capital items
requested at the two public budget meetings held on October 22, 2014. Council
members reviewed all requests and ranked the importance of each via an
independent survey.
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The Acting Finance Director provided the survey results, which were based on an
average weighting of all survey results in order of importance.
Council directed staff to bring forward reports on the following public request
items from each department category to a future budget meeting.
Corporate Services and Community Safety Department
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Add additional RCMP on gradual basis.
Use community policing officers to reduce cost increases in policing.
Consider adding personnel to deal with situations before they escalate into
criminal activity.
Develop and resource a nuisance abatement cost recovery bylaw.
More RCMP for downtown patrols.
More RCMP for a North Shore presence.
Development and Engineering Services Department - Streets and Sidewalks
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Enhance Seymour Street beautification.
Put signal at Columbia Street and 11th Avenue.
More Tranquille Road improvements.
Install advance intersection warning at Strathcona Terrace and Lombard
Street.
More crosswalks in Batchelor Heights.
Enhance Victoria Street beautification.
Development and Engineering Services Department - Active Transportation
and Transit
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Maintain consistent transit service year-round.
Create a bike connection from the Rivers Trail to St. Paul Street.
Increase bike/pedestrian connectivity in new subdivisions.
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department - Parks and Natural
Resources
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Install lights for Soccer 1 and 2 at McArthur Island.
Increase public access to sports facilities.
Install public toilet at the Farmers' Market.
It was the consensus of Council that the topic regarding investigation of
year-round Hillside Stadium not be included in the list of reports requested from
City staff and that the topic of public washrooms at the Farmers' Market be added.
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department - Recreation
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Implement more hard surfacing/xeriscaping to reduce water use.
Improve Peterson Creek Park connectivity to Sahali Secondary School.
Extend washroom and other park amenity hours in all City parks.
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Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department - Arts and Culture
and Planning
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Offer commercial and multi-use space in the new performing arts centre.
Offer mentorship programs for emerging artists.
Host more festivals (dance, fall, street).
Public Works
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9.
Offer tours of the Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre.
Increase public input in capital projects.
Improve/increase snow removal.
ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting adjourned at 12:00 pm.
Certified Correct:
D. J. STEWART
ACTING FINANCE DIRECTOR
P. G. MILOBAR
MAYOR
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MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY
OF KAMLOOPS, HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 7 VICTORIA STREET WEST, ON
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015, AT 1:30 PM.
PRESENT:
Mayor P. G. Milobar, Councillors D. M. Cavers, K. L. Christian,
D. W. Dudy, T. Lange, A. H. Singh, M. L. Spina, and P. A. Wallace.
Chief Administrative Officer D. A. Trawin; Deputy Corporate Officer
S. J. Nichols; Public Works and Utilities Director J. Fretz;
Development and Engineering Services Director M. Kwiatkowski;
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director B. J. McCorkell;
Acting Finance Director D. J. Stewart; and Legislative Assistant
L. J. Campbell.
1.
READING:
The Deputy Corporate Officer gave a reading from the works of
Lorne Gresham.
2.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Council approved the agenda as amended.
3.
REPORTS:
Chief Administrative Officer's Report:
The Chief Administrative Officer's Report was presented to Council as
follows:
Request for Closed Council Meetings
Moved by Councillor Singh, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that Council authorize staff to schedule Closed Council
Meetings for January 26 and January 27, 2015, under the
Community Charter, Section 90(1)(l), discussions with
municipal officers and employees respecting municipal
objectives.
CARRIED.
Legalities of Adding the Secwépemc Language to Stop Signs
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated January 7, 2015, prepared by the Development and Engineering
Services Department to provide Council with the results of staff's
investigation into the legalities of adding the Secwépemc language, used
by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc people, to stop signs within Kamloops, as
directed by Council at its July 29, 2014, Council meeting.
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71.
January 20, 2015
Page 2
Moved by Councillor Cavers, seconded by Councillor Singh,
that Council authorize the topic of adding the Secwépemc
language, used by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc people, to
stop signs in Kamloops be brought forward for discussion at
the Community to Community Forum.
Affirmative: Councillors Cavers and Lange.
Negative:
Mayor Milobar, Councillors Christian, Dudy,
Singh, Spina, and Wallace.
DEFEATED.
Moved by Councillor Wallace, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that Council receive the Legalities of Adding the Secwépemc
Language to Stop Signs report for information.
CARRIED.
Public Transit and Pedestrian Upgrade Reserve Fund for Bus Shelter
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated January 14, 2015, prepared by the Development and Engineering
Services Department to seek Council's authorization to utilize the Public
Transit and Pedestrian Upgrade Reserve Fund for a bus shelter on Summit
Drive (northbound) at Springhill Drive.
Moved by Councillor Spina, seconded by Councillor Cavers,
that Council authorize staff to:
a)
Add $12,000 to the 2015 budget to install a bus shelter
at an existing bus stop fronting the property at
1415 Summit Drive;
b)
Fund the $12,000 expense from the Public Transit and
Pedestrian Upgrade Reserve Fund; and
c)
Amend the 2015-2019 Financial Plan as required.
CARRIED.
Food and Urban Agriculture Plan Update
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated January 15, 2015, prepared by the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural
Services Department to provide Council with an update on the Food and
Urban Agriculture Plan as the plan development process enters the public
engagement phase.
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MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
January 20, 2015
Page 3
Moved by Councillor Cavers, seconded by Councillor
Wallace, that Council receive the Food and Urban Agriculture
Plan Update report for information.
CARRIED.
Columbia Street Widening Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 14-1-175
Council received a copy of a report to the Chief Administrative Officer
dated January 15, 2015, prepared by the Corporate Services and
Community Safety Department to seek Council's approval to establish the
Alternative Approval Process to authorize the borrowing of $2,090,000 to
widen Columbia Street from 3rd Avenue to 6th Avenue.
Moved by Councillor Christian, seconded by Councillor
Singh, that Council authorize the following for the Alternative
Approval Process to:
a)
Establish the Elector Response Form for Columbia
Street Widening Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4-1-175,
shown as Attachment "A";
b)
Determine the total number of electors as 68,410 for
which the approval process applies, as shown on
Attachment "B"; and
c)
Set March 2, 2015, as the deadline for receiving Elector
Response Forms from electors not wanting Council to
proceed with the adoption of Bylaw No. 14-1-175.
Affirmative: Mayor Milobar, Councillors Christian, Dudy,
Lange, Singh, Spina, and Wallace.
Negative:
Councillor Cavers.
CARRIED.
4.
CORRESPONDENCE:
Moved by Councillor Wallace, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that Council receive the following correspondence for
information:
Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)
Re: Announcing the Regional Community to Community
Forum Funding Approval for 2014/2015
CARRIED.
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5.
73.
January 20, 2015
Page 4
CONSIDERATION OF BYLAWS:
Bylaw No. 23-76, Traffic Amendment Bylaw, 2015
The purpose of this bylaw is to remove Lorne Street, River Street, and
10th Avenue (between Victoria Street and Lorne Street) from the City's
official truck route.
Moved by Councillor Christian, seconded by Councillor
Wallace, that Bylaw No. 23-76 be introduced and read a first,
second, and third time.
CARRIED.
Bylaw No. 5-1-2745, Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 2014
(1505 Collingwood Drive)
Moved by Councillor Christian, seconded by Councillor
Wallace, that Bylaw No. 5-1-2745 be adopted.
CARRIED.
6.
NOTICE OF MOTION:
Submitted by Councillor Cavers at the January 13, 2015, Regular Council
Meeting
Snow Clearing Priorities for City Sidewalks and Other Transportation
Infrastructure
Moved by Councillor Cavers that Council authorize staff to
investigate and report back on the implications of
establishing service levels for the clearing of City sidewalks
and other transportation infrastructure during snow events.
NO SECONDER; MOTION DID NOT PROCEED.
7.
DELEGATION:
Steven Puhallo, Executive Director, North Shore Business Improvement
Association (NSBIA)
Re: North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) Review and
2015 Budget
Steven Puhallo, Executive Director, North Shore Business Improvement
Association (NSBIA), provided Council with a PowerPoint presentation
highlighting 2014 achievements and a summary of its budget, goals, and
challenges for 2015.
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8.
January 20, 2015
Page 5
RESPONSE TO DELEGATION:
Steven Puhallo, Executive Director, North Shore Business Improvement
Association (NSBIA)
Re: North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) Review and
2015 Budget
Moved by Councillor Wallace, seconded by Councillor
Cavers, that Council authorize the North Shore Business
Improvement Association (NSBIA) 2015 budget, and that the
$147,139 business improvement association levy be paid 50%
in January 2015 and 50% in June 2015.
CARRIED.
9.
PROCLAMATION:
White Cane Week
Presenter: Vern Short, Chair, White Cane Week Committee
Moved by Councillor Singh, seconded by Councillor Spina,
that February 1-7, 2015, be proclaimed "White Cane Week".
CARRIED.
10.
ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting adjourned at 2:37 pm.
Certified Correct:
S. J. NICHOLS
DEPUTY CORPORATE OFFICER
P. G. MILOBAR
MAYOR
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KAMLOOPS CENTRAL BUSINESS
IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Financial Statements
Year Ended December 31, 2014
(Unaudited - See Notice To Reader)
38
KAMLOOPS CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Index to Financial Statements
Year Ended December 31, 2014
(Unaudited - See Notice To Reader)
Page
NOTICE TO READER
1
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Statement of Financial Position
2
Statement of Revenues and Expenditures
3
Statement of Changes in Net Assets
4
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JAMES FOUCAULT, BBA, CA*
CHRISTOPHER CARTER, BA, CA*
#207 - 239 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC, V2C 2A1
Phone: 778 • 471 • 6400 Fax: 778 • 471 • 6410
Email: [email protected]
* Denotes an incorporated professional
NOTICE TO READER
On the basis of information provided by management, we have compiled the statement of financial
position of Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association as at December 31, 2014 and the
statements of revenues and expenditures and changes in net assets for the year then ended.
We have not performed an audit or a review engagement in respect of these financial statements and,
accordingly, we express no assurance thereon.
Readers are cautioned that these statements may not be appropriate for their purposes.
Kamloops, British Columbia
January 19, 2015
Foucault Carter LLP
Chartered Accountants
401
KAMLOOPS CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Statement of Financial Position
December 31, 2014
(Unaudited - See Notice To Reader)
2014
2013
ASSETS
CURRENT
Cash
Term deposits
Accounts receivable
Goods and Services Tax recoverable
Prepaid expenses
$
EQUIPMENT (Net of accumulated amortization)
27,752
20,000
4,230
2,730
559
$
42,088
2,163
3,728
559
55,271
48,538
740
1,058
$
56,011
$
49,596
$
4,025
1,551
3,000
8,262
$
1,572
1,292
3,000
5,780
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
CURRENT
Accounts payable
Employee deductions payable
Deferred income
Gift certificates
NET ASSETS
Future reporting requirements
General fund
$
16,838
11,644
4,500
34,673
3,000
34,952
39,173
37,952
56,011
$
49,596
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
_____________________________
_____________________________
Foucault Carter Chartered Accountants LLP
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KAMLOOPS CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Statement of Revenues and Expenditures
Year Ended December 31, 2014
(Unaudited - See Notice To Reader)
Budget
2014
REVENUES
Ambassador grants
Business Improvement Areas of BC Conference
City of Kamloops - Commercial property owner
Levy
Events
Golf tournament
Interest
Memberships
Other grants
Provincial Government - Job creation project
$
EXPENSES
Advertising and promotion
Amortization
Business Improvement Areas of BC conference
Director's expenses
Insurance
Interest and bank charges
Job creation project
Memberships
Office
Professional development
Professional fees
Ambassador wages, benefits and expenses
Rental
Salaries, wages and benefits
Special events and projects
Telephone
EXCESS OF REVENUES OVER EXPENSES
Foucault Carter Chartered Accountants LLP
$
47,000
-
2014
$
54,938
-
2013
$
51,960
15,765
199,000
19,000
25
3,000
5,000
-
199,000
29,320
5,003
45
2,790
5,000
-
189,500
19,908
7,519
35
3,200
4,500
23,053
273,025
296,096
315,440
20,600
1,000
2,230
50
1,400
6,750
3,000
1,650
64,500
7,420
103,525
55,400
3,500
15,417
317
914
2,477
81
1,584
7,119
2,990
840
76,212
6,978
109,779
66,682
3,485
21,893
187
15,765
911
2,198
23,053
1,404
5,729
3,061
1,375
68,351
6,908
100,690
52,371
3,241
271,025
294,875
307,137
2,000
$
1,221
$
8,303
423
KAMLOOPS CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Statement of Changes in Net Assets
Year Ended December 31, 2014
(Unaudited - See Notice To Reader)
General
Fund
NET ASSETS - BEGINNING OF YEAR $
34,952
Excess of revenues over expenses
1,221
Allocation to future reporting
requirements
NET ASSETS - END OF YEAR
Future Reporting
Requirements
$
Foucault Carter Chartered Accountants LLP
34,673
$
-
(1,500)
$
3,000
2014
4,500
$
1,221
1,500
$
37,952
2013
8,303
$
39,173
29,649
$
37,952
434
Revenue:
Budget2015
Net Total
Total Expenses
Advertising & Promotion
BIABC Conference
Directors Expenses
Insurance
Job Creation Program
Memberships
Office
Professional Development
Professional Fees
Project - Ambassaors: Wages,
Benefits & Expenses
Rental
Salaries, wages and projects
Special Events and projects
Telephone
Expenses:
Total Core Revenue
Ambassador Grants
BIABC Conference
City Of Kamloops - Business
Improvement Levy
Events
Interest Revenue
Job Creation Program
Memberships
Other Grants
Golf Tournament
44
2,000.00
Budget
2014
271,025.00
1,990.00
64500.00
7420.00
103725.00
55400.00
3500.00
79000.00
7420.00
117000.00
50200.00
3500.00
273,025.00
Budget
2015
20600.00
0.00
1000.00
2230.00
0.00
1400.00
6600.00
3000.00
1650.00
34000.00
0.00
1000.00
2750.00
0.00
1700.00
8580.00
3000.00
2400.00
310,550.00
199000.00
19000.00
25.00
0.00
3000.00
4500.00
0.00
208500.00
35000.00
40.00
0.00
3000.00
5000.00
6000.00
312,540.00
47500.00
0.00
Budget
2014
55000.00
0.00
Budget
2015
76,212.44
6,978.43
107,578.88
49,808.78
3,485.02
32,286.95
0.00
913.86
2,477.00
0.00
1,584.37
8,649.53
2,989.74
1,592.80
199,000.00
34,320.00
45.44
0.00
2,790.00
5,000.00
5,002.90
49,938.00
0.00
Actuals
Dec 31/14
Actuals
Dec 31/14
1,538.54
294,557.80
296,096.34
2014/2015 Budget Comparison
11,712.44
(441.57)
3,853.88
(5,591.22)
(14.98)
11,686.95
0.00
(86.14)
247.00
0.00
184.37
2,049.53
(10.26)
(57.20)
0.00
15,320.00
20.44
0.00
(210.00)
500.00
5,002.90
2,438.00
0.00
Actuals
vs Budget
Actuals
vs Budget
-461.46
23,532.80
23,071.34
68,350.67
6,908.24
100,689.95
52,370.89
3,241.33
21,893.15
15,764.61
910.58
2,198.00
23,053.39
1,403.79
6,973.95
3,061.15
1,375.05
189,500.00
19,908.38
34.55
23,053.39
3,200.00
4,500.00
7,519.00
51,960.00
15,764.61
Actuals
Dec 31/13
Actuals
Dec 31/13
7,245.18
308,194.75
315,439.93
CITY OF KAMLOOPS
NOTICE FOR DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
PERMIT NO. DVP00443
The Council of the City of Kamloops hereby gives notice that it will be considering a resolution
to issue Development Variance Permit No. DVP00443 for the property below at its regular
meeting to be held:
TIME:
PLACE:
Location:
February 3, 2015, at 1:30 pm
City Hall Council Chambers (7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC)
2075 High Forest Place, as shown on the following map:
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NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. DVP00443
Purpose:
Page 2
If approved, the Development Variance Permit would increase the
maximum permitted lot coverage for accessory buildings from 112 m² to
166 m² in the RS-3 (Single Family Residential-3) zone.
A copy of proposed Development Variance Permit No. DVP00443 may be inspected at the
Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Monday to Friday, between
8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
City Hall is located on the following transit routes: No. 1 - Tranquille, No. 2 - Parkcrest, and
No. 3 - Westsyde.
For schedule and route information, please visit http://www.bctransit.com/regions/kam.
All persons who consider themselves affected by the adoption of the proposed Development
Variance Permit and who wish to register an opinion may do so by:
1.
Appearing before Council at the said Council Meeting; and/or
2.
Forwarding written submissions for Council consideration to the attention of the
Legislative Services Division by mail to 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2;
by fax to 250-828-3578; or by email to [email protected] no later than 4:00 pm the
Monday prior to the Council Meeting. For more information on this process, call
250-828-3483.
For further information concerning the proposed Development Variance Permit or for copies of
background material including reports, site plans, and elevations submitted by the applicant
and/or the Development and Engineering Services Department's report to Council, please
contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561 or visit our website at:
www.kamloops.ca/developmentvariance
Dated January 21, 2015
C. M. Kennedy, CMC
Corporate Officer
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January 6, 2015
REPORT TO THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
FROM THE DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
ON
DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION NO. DVP00443
2075 HIGH FOREST PLACE
OWNER/APPLICANT: BRYAN PLOWE
PURPOSE
To increase the maximum permitted lot coverage for accessory buildings to accommodate a
detached garage, a shed, and an outdoor barbeque shelter.
SUMMARY
The subject property is located in the Rose Hill neighbourhood at the end of a cul-de-sac and
accessed by a panhandle driveway. The land is zoned RS-3 (Single Family Residential-3) and
is 9,566 m2 in area.
The applicant has constructed a detached garage with a footprint of 112 m2, a garden shed with
a footprint of 10 m2, and a barbecue shelter with a footprint of 43.5 m2. The maximum permitted
combined total lot coverage for accessory buildings in the RS-3 zone is 112 m2. The application
proposes to vary the maximum permitted lot coverage for accessory buildings in the RS-3 zone
from 112 m2 to 166 m2, as outlined in Attachment "A".
The Building Permit for the 112 m2 detached garage and a Siting Permit for a 10 m2 garden
shed were issued and approved. Past practice for issuing Siting Permits did not take into
account lot coverage; this process has subsequently changed. When the original Building
Permit for the single-family dwelling was issued, the barbecue shelter was not clearly identified
and the shed was not shown. The barbecue shelter was discovered when the Building
Inspection Division performed a final inspection. Upon discovery of the shelter, the Building
Inspection Division alerted the contractor that a Building Permit was required. The applicant
submitted a Building Permit application for the barbecue shelter, and the total accessory
building lot coverage was calculated to be 166 m2, exceeding the 112 m2 maximum permitted in
the RS-3 zone, which triggered the subject Development Variance Permit.
Variance proposals are reviewed on a site-by-site basis and considered based on the merits of
the individual application. The subject property is located on a 9,566 m2 lot, which greatly
exceeds the 1,858 m2 minimum parcel area in the RS-3 zone. The scale and intensity of the
accessory buildings do not negatively impact adjacent property owners, and due to the large lot
area, the buildings do not create over massing. The Development and Engineering Services
Department supports the proposed Development Variance Permit application and advises
Council to proceed as outlined in the recommendation.
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DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION NO. DVP00443
January 6, 2015
Page 2
RECOMMENDATION:
That Council authorize:
a)
Distribution of Notice of Intent to issue a Development Variance
Permit for Lot 10, Sec. 34, Twp. 19, Rge. 17, W6M, K.D.Y.D.,
Plan KAP80280 (2075 High Forest Place); and
b)
Subject to approval of item a), issuance of a Development
Variance Permit for Lot 10, Sec. 34, Twp. 19, Rge. 17, W6M,
K.D.Y.D., Plan KAP80280 (2075 High Forest Place), varying Zoning
Bylaw No. 5-1-2001, Division Twenty-One, RS-3 (Single Family
Residential-3), Section 2103, Regulations, by increasing the
maximum permitted lot coverage for accessory buildings from
112 m2 to 166 m2, in accordance with Attachment "A".
COUNCIL POLICY
KAMPLAN: The Official Community Plan and the Sustainable Kamloops Plan.
SITE CONDITIONS AND BACKGROUND
•
•
•
Neighbourhood
KAMPLAN Designation
Current Zoning/Use
-
•
Proposed Variance
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
Surrounding Uses
Application Date
Restrictive Covenant
Project Evaluation Team (PET)
Parcel Size
MOTI Referral
-
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Rose Hill
Suburban
RS-3 (Single Family Residential-3)/single-family
dwelling
Varying Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001, Division
Twenty-One, RS-3 (Single Family Residential-3),
Section 2103, Regulations, by increasing the
maximum permitted lot coverage for accessory
buildings from 112 m2 to 166 m2, in accordance
with Attachment "A".
Single-family residential
October 23, 2014
n/a
November 7, 2014
9,566 m2
n/a
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DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION NO. DVP00443
January 6, 2015
Page 3
_____________________________________
M. Kwiatkowski, P.Eng.
Development and Engineering Services Director
Approved for Council Consideration:
Author:
B. L. Smith, MCIP, RPP, Planner
Reviewed by: E. Beach, MCIP, RPP, Planning and Development Supervisor
R. L. Lambright, MCIP, RPP, Planning and Development Manager
BLS/dla/lm/kjm
Attachment
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January 27, 2015
REPORT TO THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
FROM THE DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
ON
OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION NO. OCP00098
REZONING APPLICATION NO. REZ00506
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. DPM00503
2400 ORD ROAD
OWNER/APPLICANT: 0875224 BC LTD.
PURPOSE
To change the Official Community Plan (OCP) designation of a portion of the subject property
from Agricultural to Parkland and Open Space, rezone the subject property from
A-1 (Agricultural) to C-4 (Service Commercial) with a site-specific amendment and OS (Open
Space), and issue a Development Permit to allow development of the site for a landscaping
business and recreational vehicle (RV) storage.
SUMMARY
The subject property is located on the north side of Ord Road and is 8.68 ha in area, consisting
primarily of steep, undevelopable hillside. The property is surrounded by hillside to the north,
east, and west and a mobile home park across Ord Road to the south. The property is
designated Commercial and Agricultural in KAMPLAN (Attachment "A") and is zoned
A-1 (Agricultural). The applicant would like to rezone a portion of the subject property (the
relatively flat bench of land adjacent to Ord Road, 0.82 ha in area) to C-4 (Service Commercial)
with a site-specific amendment to allow the site to be used for the operation of a landscaping
company and future RV storage (Attachment "B"). The remaining hillside portion of the property
(7.86 ha in area) is proposed to be designated as Parkland and Open Space (Attachment "A") in
KAMPLAN and rezoned to OS (Open Space) (Attachment "B"). As the property is located
within the North Shore Commercial and Industrial Development Permit Area, a Development
Permit is required prior to site development.
The proposed zoning change to C-4 (Service Commercial) with a site-specific amendment to
allow a landscape company and RV storage is consistent with the policies of KAMPLAN and the
North Shore Neighbourhood Plan (NSNP).
To support sensitive integration into the
neighbourhood, staff recommend making rezoning approval conditional on a covenant
restricting land uses that generate high volumes of traffic or could be perceived as noxious.
Staff also support changing the OCP and zoning designations of the remaining hillside portion of
the property, as outlined above, to preserve its natural and aesthetic value.
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NO. OCP00098
REZONING APPLICATION NO. REZ00506
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. DPM00503
January 27, 2015
Page 2
The application also meets the intent of the North Shore Commercial and Industrial
Development Permit Area Guidelines with respect to site design and landscaping
(Attachment "C") and building design (Attachment "D"). As the proposed OCP amendments,
zoning changes, and Development Permit are consistent with the overarching goals and policies
of KAMPLAN and the NSNP, staff support the application and advise Council to proceed as
outlined in the recommendation.
RECOMMENDATION:
That Council authorize:
a)
A Public Hearing to consider:
i)
ii)
iii)
amending KAMPLAN: The Official Community Plan,
Map No. 1, Generalized Land Use Map, by changing the
land use designations for a portion of Lot D,
Plan KAP62646, Sec. 22, Twp. 20, Rge. 18, W6M, K.D.Y.D.,
Except Plan KAP65666 (2400 Ord Road), from Agricultural
to Parkland and Open Space, in accordance with
Attachment "A";
rezoning Lot D, Plan KAP62646, Sec. 22, Twp. 20, Rge. 18,
W6M, K.D.Y.D., Except Plan KAP65666 (2400 Ord Road),
from A-1 (Agricultural) to C-4 (Service Commercial) and
OS (Open Space), in accordance with Attachment "B";
amending Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001, Division Forty-One,
C-4 (Service Commercial), Section 4102, Permitted
Uses - Site Specific, by adding the following:
"-
RV storage and landscaping business and storage
yard in the case of Lot D, Plan KAP62646, Sec. 22,
Twp. 20, Rge. 18, W6M, K.D.Y.D., Except
Plan KAP65666 (2400 Ord Road).";
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OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION
NO. OCP00098
REZONING APPLICATION NO. REZ00506
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. DPM00503
January 27, 2015
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Note: The above noted rezoning application will be held at third reading
pending preparation and registration of a restrictive covenant requiring
dust control of gravel parking and storage areas and prohibiting the
following uses:
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Autobody/paint shop;
Commercial cardlock facility;
Entertainment facility;
Gas utility sales and service;
Machine and welding shop;
Sheet metal shop;
Restaurant; and
Retail sales.
b)
Subject to rezoning approval, issuance of a Development Permit
for Lot D, Plan KAP62646, Sec. 22, Twp. 20, Rge. 18, W6M,
K.D.Y.D., Except Plan KAP65666 (2400 Ord Road), in accordance
with the site plan/landscape plan shown as Attachment "C" and
building elevations shown as Attachment "D".
Note: The following zoning regulations will be varied through approval
of the above noted Development Permit:
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Division Forty-One, C-4 (Service Commercial), Section 4104,
Outdoor Storage/Display Areas, to allow outdoor storage areas to
be treated with gravel rather than being paved; and
Division Fifty-Three, Landscaping, Screening and Fencing,
Section 5310, to increase the maximum permitted fence height for
a front yard in the C-4 (Service Commercial) zone from 1 m to
1.8 m.
Final registration of the above noted Development Permit will be
conditional upon submission of landscape security in the amount of
$61,250.
COUNCIL POLICY
The NSNP, Section 4.13 Ord Road District, states that:
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The City will support commercial and industrial uses along Ord Road and the upgrading
of Ord Road to accommodate those uses; and
The City will support the development of Ord Road in an attractive manner and in a way
that will enhance the vitality and image of the North Shore.
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OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION
NO. OCP00098
REZONING APPLICATION NO. REZ00506
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. DPM00503
January 27, 2015
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SITE CONDITIONS AND BACKGROUND
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Neighbourhood
KAMPLAN Designation
Current Zoning
Proposed Variance
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Surrounding Uses
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Application Date
Restrictive Covenant
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Project Evaluation Team (PET)
Parcel Size
MOTI Referral
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North Shore (Ord Road Corridor)
Commercial and Agricultural
A-1 (Agricultural)
Variances to allow gravel storage area and a
1.8 m fence adjacent to Ord Road.
Undeveloped hillside to the north, east, and west,
and mobile home park to the south.
March 28, 2013
Covenant restricting certain uses and requiring
dust control of gravel storage yard.
April 12, 2013
8.68 ha
n/a
DISCUSSION
Land Use
The property is designated Commercial and Agricultural in KAMPLAN (Attachment "A") and is
zoned A-1 (Agricultural). The 2008 NSNP states that the City will support the development of
Ord Road in an attractive manner that will enhance the vitality and image of the North Shore
and designates a portion of the subject property for Service Commercial use. The proposed
zoning change to C-4 (Service Commercial) with a site-specific amendment to allow a
landscape company and RV storage is consistent with the policies of KAMPLAN and the NSNP.
To minimize potential impacts of the zoning changes on residents of the mobile home park to
the south, staff recommend making rezoning approval conditional on a covenant restricting a
number of C-4 uses from the property. Uses that are potentially noxious (such as
autobody/paint shop, commercial cardlock facility, and gas utility sales and service) or that
generate high volumes of traffic (such as retail sales and restaurant) would not be permitted.
Staff also support changing the OCP designation of the remaining hillside portion of the property
to Parkland and Open Space and rezoning it to Open Space to preserve its natural and
aesthetic value.
It should be noted that while the property is proposed to be designated Parkland and Open
Space, it would remain privately owned and would not be accessible to the public (upon review
of the application, staff determined that public ownership was undesirable due to the steep
terrain and existence of other access points to the Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area).
With these restrictions, staff are of the opinion that the proposed zoning change is appropriate
for the area.
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REZONING APPLICATION NO. REZ00506
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. DPM00503
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Development Permit
The intent of the North Shore Commercial and Industrial Development Permit Area is to ensure
the site and building design are consistent with the vision, goals, and principles identified in the
NSNP. As per the Development Permit Guidelines, the development features substantial
landscaping near the entrance with a combination of trees, vines, boulders, and black chain-link
fencing to screen the RV storage area from the street. As this portion of Ord Road is not
serviced by sanitary sewer, the proposed development plans accommodate space for a septic
field and a back-up field west of the proposed building (Attachment "C"). Landscape security in
the amount of $61,250 will be required prior to finalization of the Development Permit. Building
elevations for the development feature colour banding and awnings over doors to add visual
interest, similar to other commercial and industrial development on Ord Road (Attachment "D").
Variances
Staff support a variance to increase the maximum permitted fence height adjacent to a road
from 1 m to 1.8 m to provide security for the proposed RV storage areas since the location of
the fence will not impact sight lines, and the storage areas are 2 m to 5 m higher in elevation
than Ord Road. Staff also support a variance to permit storage areas in Phases 2 and 3 of the
development to be treated with gravel (in lieu of paving), subject to registration of a covenant
requiring dust control measures on site.
Ecological and Technical Issues
Due to the possible existence of a rattlesnake habitat in the area, the application was referred to
the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The ministry indicated that
rattlesnake fencing would not be required due to the distance of the proposed development area
from known rattlesnake dens. Staff's review of the application indicated that no geotechnical
review was required; however, a stormwater drainage plan will be required at the Building
Permit stage. No other technical concerns were found with respect to the application.
Compliance Issues
It should be noted that staff are aware of non-compliance issues on the property related to
outdoor storage. The applicant is aware of the non-compliance issues and wishes to improve
the property by developing the proposed commercial building and RV storage business. As
staff do not support the non-compliant land use, the applicant will be expected to clean up the
site and develop it in accordance with the proposed Rezoning and Development Permit
applications, subject to Council approval. Failure to comply within a reasonable length of time
will result in enforcement action.
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REZONING APPLICATION NO. REZ00506
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. DPM00503
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CONCLUSION
As the proposed OCP amendments, zoning changes, and Development Permit are consistent
with the overarching goals and policies of KAMPLAN and the NSNP, staff support the
application and advise Council to proceed as outlined in the recommendation.
_____________________________________
M. Kwiatkowski, P.Eng.
Development and Engineering Services Director
Approved for Council Consideration:
Author:
S. Bentley, MCIP, RPP, Planner
Reviewed by: E. Beach, MCIP, RPP, Planning and Development Supervisor
R. Lambright, MCIP, RPP, Planning and Development Manager
SB/kjm/lm
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REPORT TO THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
FROM THE DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
ON
DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
2014 CLIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY
PURPOSE
To inform Council of the outcome of the 2014 Development and Engineering Services
Department Client Satisfaction Survey by way of a presentation by Catherine Knaus, Director,
Ipsos Reid, and advise on a number of major departmental customer service initiatives.
SUMMARY
Ipsos Reid (Ipsos) completed the Development and Engineering Services (DES) Department's
third Client Satisfaction Survey. The survey was initiated in 2005 and is utilized to assist the
department in refining its customer service initiatives to meet the needs and concerns of its
clients.
Ipsos was provided with a randomly generated list of 125 DES clients. The list consisted of
builders, contractors, developers, consultants, suppliers, and construction-related businesses.
From this list, Ipsos contacted 23 participants and conducted in-depth one-on-one telephone
interviews. Questions ranged from the general, such as "How do you feel about doing business
in Kamloops?" to the very specific, such as "In your experience with the approval process, how
would you describe the coordination of the different functions within the Department?". As part
of the 2014 survey, Ipsos conducted group interviews with the Chamber of Commerce, the two
Business Improvement Associations, and the Canadian Interior Home Builders' Association Central Interior. The survey information was compiled and analyzed for qualitative measures
(trends and impressions), specific operational recommendations, and a ranking of 11 customer
service attributes.
Attribute
2014
2010
Its initial contact with you
7.9
7.2
How you think you're being treated as a customer
7.7
6.3
Communicating with you
7.6
6.2
Attitude of staff
7.5
6.8
Passing clients around
7.1
6.6
Availability of staff
7.1
6.1
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Attribute
January 27, 2015
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2014
2010
The processing time of applications
6.5
4.6
Providing rationale for decisions and possible options
6.4
6.0
Consistency between responses within the Department
6.3
5.9
"Moving the goal posts" on clients
5.4
5.6
The amount of red tape
5.4
5.1
Overall, impressions of the department were positive but were not unanimous. Clients
expressed that DES needs increased consistency and transparency balanced with more
creativity and flexibility. Communication, both internally and externally, along with improved
efficiency in application processes, were also identified as key issues. Ipsos summarized
ten key suggestions for improvement.
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Adopt/maintain a "can do" attitude;
Improve staff communication and availability;
Improve processing times;
Be more consistent in how businesses are treated and the rules and regulations that are
applied, and if exceptions apply, be more transparent in the reasons why;
Demonstrate greater creativity and flexibility, including proactively offering advice and
solutions (balanced with the need for consistency and fairness);
Facilitate more collaborative discussion between staff and clients (involve clients in the
decision-making process);
Work on improving collaboration and consistency between different functions of the
department to reduce/eliminate "changing goal posts" and facilitate decision-making and
efficiency;
Provide greater upfront clarity around what is expected, required, and allowed;
Become more efficient and streamlined; and
Review staffing levels and retention.
In response to the survey, DES will focus its ongoing customer service plan on areas such as:
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Reviewing our application processes in partnership with a client stakeholder group to
ensure a broader understanding of what we do and why we do it;
Staff development and mentoring to support a more solution-oriented approach to file
management and find a balance between consistency and flexibility; and
Improving both internal and external communication to help reduce the "us versus them"
attitude that was identified by some clients.
While some of the department's initiatives will be achieved by completing a process or
improving data management within the existing software, the primary focus will be on fostering a
work environment that will be founded on the overarching principles of respect, integrity,
accountability, and transparency.
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2014 CLIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY
January 27, 2015
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RECOMMENDATION:
For Council information.
COUNCIL POLICY
There is no applicable Council policy.
_____________________________________
M. Kwiatkowski, P.Eng.
Development and Engineering Services Director
Approved for Council Consideration:
Author:
D. W. Freeman, RI(BC), Assistant Development and Engineering Services
Director/Real Estate Manager
DWF/lm/kjm
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January 21, 2015
REPORT TO THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
FROM THE PARKS, RECREATION, AND CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
ON
FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT IN CELEBRATION OF EARTH HOUR
PURPOSE
To seek Council's authorization to host a free family movie night at Interior Savings Centre (ISC)
on March 28, 2015, in celebration of Earth Hour.
SUMMARY
The City's Sustainability and Energy Management teams propose hosting a free double feature
family movie night at ISC in celebration of Earth Hour. The first movie will start at 7:30 pm, with
the doors opening to the public an hour prior to show time. Earth Hour is an annual global event
hosted by the World Wildlife Fund and supported provincially by BC Hydro. Individuals are
encouraged to show their support for the fight against climate change by conserving power.
This year's Earth Hour is Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30 pm.
The Earth Hour movie night will be held to help educate residents on ways they can reduce and
limit energy use, as well as provide them with tools to help conserve energy, such as LED night
lights and tire pressure gauges. Participants are being encouraged to turn down the thermostat,
turn off the lights, unplug their electronics, and bring the whole family to the free movies that will
be shown on the video score clock at ISC Last year's Earth Hour free movie night at ISC was
attended by over 455 residents.
RECOMMENDATION:
That Council authorize staff to proceed with a free family movie night at
Interior Savings Centre on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in celebration of
Earth Hour.
COUNCIL POLICY
There is no applicable Council policy.
SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS
Earth Hour, an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund and supported
provincially by BC Hydro, encourages individuals to show their support for the fight against
climate change. This year, Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
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January 21, 2015
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A free movie night in honour of Earth Hour will provide a new experience for many families that
may not be able to afford a family night out. The event will build on community relations with
other residents due to the open concept of the venue and may introduce the facility to residents
who have not previously had the opportunity to visit the building. The event will be used as an
educational tool for residents to increase awareness about global climate change and learn
various ways to reduce energy use in their everyday lives. City staff will be on location with an
energy conservation display, as well as the electric car and its accompanying display. Various
energy-saving tools, such as tire pressure gauges and LED night lights, will also be provided to
residents to aid in their conservation efforts.
Some facts (Source: BC Hydro.com):
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The top five BC communities for last year's Earth Hour were Whistler, Esquimalt, Lytton,
Lumby, and Victoria.
In 2012, British Columbians saved 121 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the
provincial electricity load by 1.67% during Earth Hour, which is the equivalent of turning
off approximately 9 million 12.5-watt LED light bulbs.
The province-wide energy savings reported since BC Hydro began supporting Earth
Hour are as follows:
65 megawatt hours (MWH) in 2014;
136 MWH in 2013;
121 MWH in 2012;
117 MWH in 2011;
64.6 MWH in 2010;
72.67 MWH in 2009; and
125 MWH in 2008.
In 2013, Kamloops energy reduction during Earth Hour amounted to 2.2% of its usual
consumption. Although the City did not reach its goal of beating Nanaimo (5.3%),
Kamloops was close to Kelowna at 2.3%. The City's numbers were higher than other
municipalities (White Rock 2.0%, Port Coquitlam 1.9%, Coquitlam 1.9%, Langley [city]
1.3%, and North Vancouver [city] 1.5%).
FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS
The cost of running this event will be minimized as the plan will be to utilize existing facility
personnel. An additional security guard will be added; however, this cost will be covered by the
current ISC budget. The concession operation will be available via Compass Food Group
(contractor).
COMMUNICATIONS PLAN
The City intends to promote this event primarily via social media channels (Facebook and
Twitter), as well as City Page and other City marketing channels and partners (local parent
groups and business improvement associations).
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January 21, 2015
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B. J. McCorkell
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director
Approved for Council Consideration:
Author:
M. Doll, Parks Planning and Sustainability Supervisor
Reviewed by: J. Putnam, B.Comm, Parks and Civic Facilities Manager
MD/kjm
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January 23, 2015
REPORT TO THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
FROM THE PARKS, RECREATION, AND CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
ON
CONTRACT AWARD FOR TCC CONCESSION SERVICES
PURPOSE
To seek Council's authorization to award Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 212-14, TCC
Concession Services, to Papa G's Cafe.
SUMMARY
In 2014, an RFP was issued for concession services for the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC).
The contract was for three years, with two separate one-year options for extension. The
contract was to commence February 1, 2015.
Through the competitive bid process, Papa G's Cafe was the leading proponent and the
incumbent that was able to meet all of the requirements to provide concession services to TCC.
RECOMMENDATION:
That Council authorize awarding RFP No. 212-14, TCC Concession
Services, to Papa G’s Cafe in the approximate amount of $800,000 over
the five-year term of the contract.
COUNCIL POLICY
In accordance with Corporate Policy No. FIN-4-6, Agreement and Contract Approvals,
maintenance and/or operating agreements over $800,000 (revenue inclusive) are to be
approved by Council.
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DISCUSSION
The Purchasing and Inventory Control Division (Purchasing) executed a strategic initiative by
facilitating RFP No. 212-14, TCC Concession Services. The procurement strategy was to enter
into a three-year agreement, with two separate one-year extensions, with a single supplier that
can:
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Provide concession services at the Tournament Capital Centre concession stand that
can satisfy the following operational requirements:
operating the concession stand;
maintaining optimal food, beverage, and service requirement levels;
preparing, providing, serving, and delivering hot and cold food and beverages;
regular cleaning duties;
recycling, composting, and refuse management;
handling transactions;
security;
advertising;
ability to bring supply agreements to the table;
Provide the service level commitment needed to support the City; and
Achieve maximum value and provide a commission to the City.
On October 22, 2014, Purchasing posted the RFP through BC Bid. By the closing deadline,
proposals were received from the following proponents:
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Papa G's Cafe; and
The Lunch Box Café and Catering.
Both proposals met the mandatory requirements and were evaluated equally against predefined
criteria by the evaluation team, which was made up of City stakeholders, including the Finance
Department; the Environmental Services Section; and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural
Services Department.
The following criteria was considered in the RFP:
Mandatory Requirements
Pass or Fail
1. Industry Experience
10%
2. Approach and Method
40%
3. Sustainability
20%
4. References
10%
5. Pricing
20%
Based on the proposals submitted, Papa G's Cafe achieved the highest overall score; therefore,
Papa G's Cafe is the recommended service provider that can satisfy the City's operational
requirements, provide the service needed to support the City, and offer the best value to the
community.
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FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS
The historical annual revenue from the concession services at TCC is $160,000. The chart
below illustrates the proposed revenue and income for the city over the five-year term:
Year
Estimated Annual Income
Commission to the City
(10%)
2015
$160,000
$16,000
2016
$160,000
$16,000
2017
$160,000
$16,000
2018
$160,000
$16,000
2019
$160,000
$16,000
Total
$800,000
$80,000
CONCLUSION
By awarding the contract for concession services to Papa G's Cafe, the City can continue to
receive convenient, efficient, and cost-effective concession services at TCC.
_____________________________________
B. J. McCorkell
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director
Approved for Council Consideration:
Concurrence: D. J. Stewart, CGA, Acting Finance Director
A. LaFrance, SCMP, Purchasing Assistant
Author:
W. Snelling, Business Operations Supervisor
WS/lm
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City of Kamloops | January 2015
City of Kamloops
D. Garrish
2014 Annual Report
Development and Engineering Services Department
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2014 Highlights
Performance and Efficiency Measures
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2014 Development and Engineering Services Annual Report
Table of Contents
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR ............................................................................. 1
2014 HIGHLIGHTS.................................................................................................. 3
Building Inspection Division ...................................................................................... 3
Planning and Development Division ........................................................................... 5
Development Section ............................................................................................ 5
Community Planning Section ................................................................................. 6
Business Licensing Section .................................................................................... 6
Subdivision Development Division ............................................................................. 7
Subdivision Section .............................................................................................. 8
Engineering Development Section .......................................................................... 9
Engineering Division .............................................................................................. 10
Utilities and Design Section ................................................................................. 10
Traffic and Transportation Section ........................................................................ 11
Real Estate Division ............................................................................................... 13
PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY MEASURES........................................................ 15
2014 Ipsos Reid Client Satisfaction Survey ............................................................... 15
Suggestions for Improvement .............................................................................. 16
Departmental Performance and Efficiencies .............................................................. 17
Application Processing Times .................................................................................. 18
Building Inspection Division .................................................................................... 19
Planning and Development and Subdivision Development Divisions ............................. 20
Business Licensing Section .................................................................................. 21
Subdivision Development Division ........................................................................... 22
Subdivision Section ............................................................................................ 22
Engineering Development Section ........................................................................ 22
Engineering Division .............................................................................................. 23
Traffic and Transportation Section ........................................................................ 24
Real Estate Division ............................................................................................... 26
ACTIVITY LEVELS ................................................................................................. 27
Building Inspection Division .................................................................................... 28
Planning and Development Division ......................................................................... 31
Development Section .......................................................................................... 31
Community Planning Section ............................................................................... 31
Business Licensing Section .................................................................................. 35
Engineering Division .............................................................................................. 38
Traffic and Transportation Section ........................................................................ 38
Real Estate Division ............................................................................................... 39
Sales Activity ..................................................................................................... 39
Acquisitions ....................................................................................................... 39
Leases .............................................................................................................. 40
Seniors' Housing Profit Sharing ............................................................................ 40
Council Directives Handled in 2014 .......................................................................... 40
Calls for Service .................................................................................................... 41
Telephone Calls..................................................................................................... 41
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2014 Development and Engineering Services Annual Report
Message from the Director
On behalf of the Development and Engineering Services Department, I am
pleased to present the 2014 Annual Report. Each year is filled with many
successes and a real sense of satisfaction as the Department, and the City
as a whole, play an integral role in seeing both private and public projects
move from conception to completion. The challenges faced are taken as
opportunities to reflect, learn, and be intentional in moving forward to
better ourselves, our team, and our community.
Building construction values finished the year at $190.9 million, which was above the
ten-year average of $186.4 million. While overall activity in the commercial, industrial, and
institutional sectors in 2014 was similar to 2013 with 136 permits compared to 143 permits,
the overall value was higher as a result of the new, $44.7 million Royal Inland Hospital
clinical services building. Although no major apartment complexes commenced construction
in 2014, the local market showed real strength in the residential single-, two-, and
multi-family housing (except for apartment units), where there was an increase in units
starts of 49% over the previous year.
Overall, the number of development applications processed in 2014 was 188, which is down
from 219 the previous year and below the ten-year average. In total, 5,363 Business
Licences were issued in 2014, which is 0.4% up from the previous year. New Business
Licences dropped in 2014 by 9% from 657 in 2013 to 598 in 2014.
The following is a sample of key projects and initiatives from 2014:
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Partnered with the Canadian Home Builders' Association - Central Interior (CHBA-CI)
to help coordinate and sponsor the CHBA-CI's first Award of Excellent/Milestone
Award Dinner;
KAMPLAN: The first of three major public engagement phases for the project was
developed and successfully implemented;
Completed preliminary programming for online application and payment for Plumbing
Permits and Building Information Requests (early 2015 launch);
Construction on the last phase of the Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre upgrade
was completed and commissioned;
Constructed Windbreak Street and the 1st Avenue and Lorne Street intersection
improvements, both designed internally;
Completed the 2014 Ipsos Reid Client Satisfaction Survey;
Partnered with ICBC to conduct a review of city intersections suitable for conversion
to roundabouts, and installed anti-skid pavement treatment at several key
intersections;
Several pedestrian and bike improvements were completed, including the traffic
circle on Nicola Street and 12th Avenue;
Successfully coordinated Bike to Work Week and the City of Kamloops Bike Rodeo.
Adopted bylaws for rezoning and Official Community Plan (OCP) amendments for
Gateway Casino and issued a Development Permit; and
Nine real estate acquisitions were completed in 2014, with the most notable being
the former Kamloops Daily News property, the Kamloops KIA building on the North
Shore, and a $90,000 addition to West Highlands park.
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The number of MyCity account users (developer/builder clientele) increased by 37% in 2014
from the previous year, while the growth in the Business Licensing Section grew by 27%.
The increases each year are encouraging, and the Department is continuing to work with
clients and staff on further implementation and training opportunities.
The 2014 Ipsos Reid Client Satisfaction Survey indicated a general increase in the level of
satisfaction (10 of 11 attribute areas scored higher) as compared to 2010. This general
increase in service level can be attributed to implementation of MyCity, increased meetings
with stakeholders, and updated procedural guidelines and checklists.
In response to the survey, the Department will be focusing its ongoing customer serve plan
on areas such as:
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Reviewing our application processes in partnership with a client stakeholder group to
ensure a broader understanding of what we do and why we do it;
Staff development and mentoring to support a more solution-oriented approach to
file management, finding that fine balance between consistency and flexibility; and
Improving both internal and external communication to help reduce that "us" versus
"them" attitude that some clients identified.
Fostering effective working relations with both internal and external clients is key for the
success of the Department and the City. In 2014, the Planning and Development Division
made presentations to over 40 community groups and professional associations. In 2015,
the Department will be fully engaged in key projects, such as the OCP review and update,
the Transportation Plan update, and the DCC Bylaw Update.
M. Kwiatkowski, P.Eng.
Development and Engineering Services Director
[email protected]
250-828-3473
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2014 Highlights
Building Inspection Division
Did you know?
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Effective December 19, 2014, changes related to energy efficiency, ventilation,
and radon gas were made to the 2012 British Columbia Building Code to
improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
You can review your application, permit, and inspection progress online
through your "MyCity" access code.
Royal Inland Hospital
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The Building Permit value for 2014 totaled $190.9 million, which is higher than the
projected target of $180 million and significantly higher than 2013's value of $149.2 million.
This year, Building Permit values includes $44.7 million from Royal Inland Hospital's new
clinical services building and other upgrades to the existing facility. The residential Building
Permit value for 2014 ($106.4 million) was approximately 18% higher than 2013
($89.9 million).
Development activity in Kamloops has shown stability throughout 2014. The local market
found strength in residential single-, two-, and multi-family housing construction, with an
increase in units starts of 49% over the previous year, except for a significant decline in
apartment units. As a result, Building Permits were issued for 96 apartment units compared
to 249 apartment units in 2013. Overall, the total for all types of residential units was
418 in 2014 compared to 503 in 2013.
The new dwelling units were located throughout the City:
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103 (25%) - North Shore, Brocklehurst, Batchelor Heights, and Westsyde;
226 (54%) - Aberdeen, Pineview Valley, Dufferin, Sahali, and City Centre; and
89 (21%) - Barnhartvale, Dallas, Campbell Creek, Juniper Ridge, Rose Hill,
Valleyview, Rayleigh, and Heffley Creek.
Commercial, industrial, and institutional activity in 2014 ($76.13million) is up from 2013
($51.7 million) by $24.43 million. A major portion of the increase is from the institutional
Building Permit for Royal Inland Hospital.
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The Plumbing Permits and Building Information Request (BIR) preliminary programing for
online application and payment has been completed, and the Building Inspection Division,
assisted by the Business Licence Inspector/Land Coordinator and the Information
Technology Division, is schedule to launch the system in the first quarter of 2015.
As a result of the introduction of a new Energy Efficiency section to the 2012 Building Code
on December 19, 2014, staff spent significant time learning and updating their skills,
participating in Building Code study sessions, and preparing a simplified handout in
consultation with the CHBA-CI and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
The CHBA-CI held its first Award of Excellence/Milestone Award dinner on May 14, 2014,
recognizing the outstanding dedication of its members. Kundan Bubbar, Chief Building
Official/Manager, accepted a milestone certificate and plaque on behalf of the City for its
long-standing, 30-year membership in the CHBA-CI in the presence of Mayor Peter Milobar,
Chief Administrative Officer David Trawin, and Development and Engineering Services
Director Marvin Kwiatkowski.
On the same evening, in partnership with the CHBA-CI, the City honoured four individuals
for their vision and long-term dedication in helping to develop Kamloops for more than 40
years. The special honour of the Lifetime Community Builder Award was awarded to
Ben Nielson, Peter McCurrach, Bill Bilton, and Ken Moffett for exemplified and outstanding
dedication to the housing industry and to Kamloops over the length of their careers.
CHBA-CI Lifetime Community Builder Award
Tyler Meade Photography
Innovation and Sustainability
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The Plumbing Permits and Building Information Request (BIR) preliminary
programing for online application and payment has been completed.
The introduction of a new Energy Efficiency section to the 2012 Building Code
on December 19, 2014, will reduce the ecological footprint of new construction,
is more energy-efficient, and responds to the challenges of climate change.
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Planning and Development Division
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The City's first Official Community Plan, called KAMPLAN, was adopted in 1974.
The City of Kamloops was one of the first municipalities across Canada to adopt
regulations for medical marihuana grow operations under the new federal
Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.
Over $25 million in public and private investment has been made in the John
Tod neighbourhood since 2012.
KAMPLAN Review and Update Launch Event No. 2, Northills Mall
Development Section
In 2014, the Section processed 188 applications compared to 219 in 2013, with the annual
total below the ten-year average of 245. This drop is attributed to a reduction in Sign
Permit applications. The Section met its advertised processing timelines between 86% and
93% of the time for all of the major application categories. The Section also completed
some key corporate and divisional goals for the year, including mobile vendor/food truck
policies, completing the John Tod Neighbourhood revitalization strategy, and developing a
policy to enable consistent processing of ALC applications.
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On the development application front, significant proposals included:
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1555 Versatile Drive - new casino;
1452 McGill Road - 4,500 m² mixed-use industrial/commercial/residential
development;
2000 Qu'Appelle Boulevard - additional single/multiple-family development in Juniper
West;
3755 Trans Canada Highway - 193-unit seniors' housing development;
2125 Grasslands Boulevard - 34-unit multiple-family development;
1993 Qu'Appelle Boulevard - 40-unit townhouse development; and
831 Serle Road - 12-unit townhouse development.
Community Planning Section
In 2014, background work continued on the KAMPLAN (OCP) Review and Update, with a
projected 2016 adoption date. The first of three major public engagement phases for the
KAMPLAN project was also developed and successfully implemented. The Section was heavily
involved with the planning, public engagement, and advancement for the Agricultural Land
Commission application for the City-owned Tournament Capital Ranch, final implementation and
grant administration details for the Lorne Street enhancement project, planning for the Urban
Agriculture and Food Systems Strategy, and the development of new internal policies and
procedures for the Department. Additionally, the Section made presentations to more than 29
community groups, organizations, local governments, and provincial agencies and participated
in a number of external advisory committees.
Business Licensing Section
Total businesses on file increased 0.4% to 5,363 accounts in 2014 from 5,343 in 2013, with
a corresponding increase in revenue of approximately $47,962, or 4.7%. New business
licences decreased 9% from 657 in
2013 to 598 in 2014. Home-based
businesses on file declined 0.9%
from 1,783 in 2013 to 1767
businesses in 2014. Home-based
businesses make up 33% of all
licences and were at a high of
35.2% in 2010.
The use of MyCity in the Business
Licensing Section saw growth of
27% in 2014, while the use of
MyCity in the development side saw
a 36.6% increase in account
holders. The MyCity services have
been well received and have the
potential for further uptake and
expansion as the Department
moves into electronic application
submissions.
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Innovation and Sustainability
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Food Truck Policies
In response to the growing popularity of food trucks in the media and in
other municipalities, Planning and Development staff created new
zoning and business licence regulations to permit food trucks in the City
Centre. The regulations were developed in consultation with food truck
vendors and the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association.
A pilot project permitting food trucks at select locations was also
undertaken, with a review of the impacts and successes to occur prior to
the 2015 food truck season. The new policy was intended to strengthen
the urban environment and increase consumer food choices.
North Shore Neighbourhood Plan (2008) Implementation
A major component of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan focused
specifically on encouraging new infill and higher density growth in
targeted areas of the North Shore. Since 2009, close to 30% of the
2,765 city–wide residential units were built in various locations on the
North Shore.
KAMPLAN Let's Ta!k Public Engagement Process
The Let's Ta!k Phase 1 public engagement for KAMPLAN aimed to fulfil
Council's mandate to increase overall public engagement opportunities
within the community. Let's Ta!K was based primarily on the principle
of "going to the people" with interesting, interactive activities to obtain
input. Additionally, the process launched a new survey platform pilot
project that mimicked the interactive, on the ground activities provided
at the various sessions.
The goal of the KAMPLAN "What does community mean to you?"
promotional video was to raise broad awareness about the project and
have representation of Kamloops citizens, leaders, business people, etc.
in the video. It was broadcast on the web, the television, the
Jumbotron at hockey games, etc.
The Youth Engagement Strategy for KAMPLAN, which focuses on going
to youth as they are the future of the community. Opportunities were
aimed at educating on community planning processes and how youth
can get involved, as well as providing fun and interactive ways to solicit
their input on a number of topics associated with the Official Community
Plan. Went to classrooms at the high school and post-secondary level.
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Subdivision Development Division
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The City's web-based mapping provides detailed information about your
property, including lot area and dimensions.
An application to subdivide your land does not require Council approval if it is
in compliance with all City bylaws.
Engineering design standards for new development are contained in the
Subdivision and Development Control Bylaw No. 4-33. The bylaw can be
viewed at www.kamloops.ca.
The only types of subdivisions that do not require a subdivision application and
signature from the City's Approving Officer are lot consolidations and strata
subdivision of new buildings completed in a single phase.
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Subdivision Section
New subdivision applications received in 2014 totalled 39, which is four applications (10%)
below the previous year's total of 43. This activity level remains approximately 33% below
the ten-year average. The total number of new lots created, strata and fee simple
combined, was on par with 2013 levels (206 in 2014 vs. 211 in 2013). These statistics
reflect a relatively consistent level of development over the last couple of years, albeit at an
overall reduced level in comparison to the peak years of 2006 to 2008.
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Application processing times continue to be a major priority for the Division. In 2014, 92%
of the preliminary approvals and 96% of the final subdivision approvals were completed
within the target time frames of four months and one month, respectively.
Engineering Development Section
Construction inspection for all development projects for the 2014 construction season were
reallocated from Capital Projects to Engineering Development staff to alleviate workload
challenges.
An electronic application process for utility installations (BC Hydro, Telus, Fortis, and Shaw
Cable) was implemented to streamline approvals of their works.
Regular meetings with the developers group from the CHBA-CI were held during the year to
discuss issues of mutual concern. Opening lines of communication in this manner assists
the Subdivision Development Division in dealing with issues in a proactive manner. In 2014,
various City Departments attended the CHBA-CI meetings, which proved valuable for all
parties to better understand the challenges that are faced.
Revenue collected from inspection fees was approximately $92,500, which is more than
double the revenue collected in 2013 and is also significantly greater than the 2014 budget
projection of $50,000. A portion of the extra revenue is a result of projects completed early
in 2014 that were expected to be finalized in 2013. The level of development for 2015 is
expected to be consistent with levels experienced over the past couple of years.
Innovation and Sustainability
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Engineering design standards are revised regularly to ensure sustainable
design solutions are implemented in new subdivisions, such as low voltage LED
street lights, flexible road design standards to reduce road widths whenever
possible, bike lanes, and pedestrian facilities.
Continually updating and adding information available online to assist
developers and the general public with the subdivision process.
Electronic engineering design review application submissions for utility
installations have been expanded to include BC Hydro and Shaw Cable. The
process was initially provided to Telus in 2013.
New subdivisions must be designed to minimize the extension of City
infrastructure and provide unobstructed access for City crews in order to
reduce long-term maintenance costs.
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Engineering Division
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Did you know?
Recent updates to the Design Manual and Subdivision and Development Control
Bylaw No. 4-33 encourage stormwater capture and reuse.
The City will be home to a compressed natural gas (CNG) transit fleet,
advancing the quality of public transportation for families and the region. A
total of 25 new CNG buses will be in service starting in the spring 2015.
The watershed management principles adopted in the North Shore Master
Drainage Plan reduced the Windbreak Street reconstruction project costs by
approximately $1.5 million by eliminating the need for a large trunk storm
main and opting to use "management in place" practices, such as bioswales
and infiltration.
Utilities and Design Section
2014 was somewhat unusual for the Section because the major rain event in July drew
away staff to aid in the assessment and design required to restore City infrastructure, which
sustained over $2 million in damage. Despite the additional workload, designs proceeded
on several major projects, including Windbreak Street reconstruction, 12th Street
reconstruction, and the Dallas Drive sanitary main. The Section was also able to secure an
Environmental Assessment Certificate Exemption for the North Thompson Emergency Water
Intake project; detailed design by a consultant is now underway. Several major projects,
either managed directly by the Section or designed by the Section, were constructed this
year. Construction on the last phase of the Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre upgrade
was completed and commissioned. Windbreak Street and the 1st Avenue and Lorne Street
intersection improvements, both designed internally, were constructed in 2014.
In 2014, the Section's Capital Project Cost Recovery Program was targeted at $1.2 million.
Actual recovery was $1.14 million, slightly below the target but above 2013's total of
$1.08 million.
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Traffic and Transportation Section
The biggest change for the Section in 2014 is that staff became directly responsible for
active transportation budgets and projects. The Section's Capital Project Cost Recovery
Program was targeted at $54,000, but actual recovery far exceeded that target, coming in
at $80,000. The increased recovery is reasonable given the focus on active transportation
and other major projects funded from capital, such as the 1st Avenue and Lorne Street
improvements.
Intersection 1st Avenue
The Section participated as a stakeholder with the Ministry of Transportation and
Infrastructure on an evaluation of highway access options in the Southwest Sector required
to identify access options for area stakeholders such as Ajax, New Gold, Domtar, and the
Southwest Industrial Park. Staff partnered with ICBC to conduct a review of city
intersections suitable for conversion to roundabouts. Several pedestrian and bike
improvements were completed, with the most notable being the traffic circle on Nicola
Street, which was designed to improve the intersection for cyclists. Successful city-wide
transportation demand management-related events, including Bike to Work Week and the
City of Kamloops Bike Rodeo, continued as in previous years. Transportation safety
initiatives, such as the installation of anti-skid pavement at several major intersections,
were implemented in partnership with ICBC to help reduce collisions in the community.
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) students now enjoy magnetic swipe cards that work as
both a bus pass and a pass for the Tournament Capital Centre. The new cards, which work
with the new bus fare boxes and are more efficiently administered than the old student
cards, were implemented through a partnership with BC Transit and the TRU Students
Union. Staff also worked with BC Transit to ensure the CNG bus fleet is ready to hit city
streets in 2015.
Staff were heavily involved in the Gateway Casino application and the transportation
network upgrades triggered by the development. The improvements required by the casino
will be a significant portion of the Section's workload in 2015.
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Innovation and Sustainability
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Sustainable Stormwater Management
Two City projects in 2014 implemented bioswales, stormwater runoff
conveyance systems that provide an alternative to storm sewers. They
can absorb low flows and remove contaminants or carry runoff from
heavy rains to storm sewer inlets. Improvements on Overlander Drive
and Windbreak Street include bioswales as a key component of the
designs.
Supporting alternative transportation through infrastructure
The Nicola Street and 12th Avenue mini-roundabout, installed
specifically to improve the bike route along Nicola Street, was the first
such installation in Kamloops. Additional locations have been identified
in the Bicycle Master Plan and will be implemented pending the success
of this installation. Major projects, such as Highland Drive
improvements and Tranquille Corridor improvements, include multi-use
path facilities to support walking and cycling.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Buses
Over half of the Kamloops bus fleet is being replaced with new buses
that run on CNG. These quieter and cost-effective buses provide
benefits to both riders and non-riders, raising the transit profile in our
community.
TRU students have been issued new magnetic swipe cards that have a dual
function, acting as a bus pass and a pass for TCC.
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Real Estate Division
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At the end of 2014, the BC Assessment Authority determined the value for all
land and buildings within the boundaries of the City to be in excess of
$14.6 billion.
The average single-family home price in Kamloops at the start of 2014 was
$367,207, below the BC ($553,576) and Canadian ($391,156) averages.
Kamloops Daily News Building
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There were two land sales during 2014, totaling $2.22 million. The largest transaction was
the sale of 1452 McGill Road to a local development group for the price of $2.2 million.
Rezoning and Development Permit approvals were received in December to facilitate the
project, which includes commercial, light industrial, and residential uses. A small, 3 m wide,
pre-existing lot in the West End was sold to the adjoining property owner for $20,000.
Three road closures and sales to adjacent property owners were completed in 2014 for an
additional $33,180, bringing total funds received to $2,253,180. Nine acquisitions were
completed in 2014, with a total value of $5,925,000; these included the former Kamloops
Daily News property ($4.8 million), the Kamloops KIA building on the North Shore
($1.0 million), and a $90,000 addition to West Highlands Park. The remaining six
transactions were for minor road acquisitions. Revenue from the 17 leases administered by
the Division totaled $209,334.
The Seniors' Housing Profit Sharing Program involving Cottonwood Manor, Legion
Manorhouse, and The Willows generated $79,700 for the Affordable Housing Reserve, down
from $151,967 in 2013.
The Division's previous involvement in the Downtown Parking Solutions Expression of
Interest has evolved into assisting with the site analysis portion of the Performing Arts
Centre Committee. The Division continues to lead the departmental transition through the
electronic filing and standardization of all Land Title documents, and this role will continue
into 2015. Making the Division's standard form legal documents available to development
clients is being explored, which may result in lower legal costs and faster approval times.
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Innovation and Sustainability
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The Real Estate Division is in the early stages of working with the local
development community to use commonly developed legal agreements to
avoid additional legal costs and improve processing times.
In keeping with the goals identified within the Sustainable Kamloops Plan, the
Division participated in two initiatives:
Under the goal of enhancing community safety, the Division secured the
acquisition of the North Shore KIA property for the future home of the
North Shore RCMP Detachment; and
Under the goal of increasing alternative transportation, the Division
secured a lease with Tesla Motors for a supercharging station adjacent
to the Kamloops Visitor Centre.
North Shore Kia Building
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Performance and Efficiency Measures
2014 Ipsos Reid Client Satisfaction Survey
2014 saw the completion of the Department's third Client Satisfaction Survey. The purpose
of the survey is to assist the Department in refining our customer service initiatives to
address the needs and concerns of our clients. Ipsos is provided with a randomly-generated
list of 125 Development and Engineering Services Department clients, consisting of builders,
contractors, developers, consultants, suppliers, and construction-related businesses. From
this list, Ipsos gathered 23 participants and conducted one-on-one, in-depth telephone
interviews. Questions range from the general, such as "How do you feel about doing
business in Kamloops?" to the very specific "In your experience with the approval process,
how would you describe the coordination of the different functions within the Department?".
In 2014, Ipsos conducted group interviews with the Chamber of Commerce, the two
business improvement associations, and the Central Interior Home Builders' Association.
The survey information is then compiled by Ipsos and analyzed for qualitative measures
(trends and impressions), specific operational recommendations, and a ranking of 11
customer service attributes.
Attribute
2014
2010
Its initial contact with you
7.9
7.2
How you think you're being treated as a customer
7.7
6.3
Communicating with you
7.6
6.2
Attitude of staff
7.5
6.8
Passing clients around
7.1
6.6
Availability of staff
7.1
6.1
The processing time of applications
6.5
4.6
Providing rationale for decisions and possible options
6.4
6.0
Consistency between responses within the Department
6.3
5.9
"Moving the goal posts" on clients
5.4
5.6
The amount of red tape
5.4
5.1
Results should be considered as directional in nature only due to small sample sizes.
Overall impressions of the Department are positive, but not unanimous. Clients believe
there is a need for increased consistency and transparency that needs to be balanced with
more creativity and flexibility. Improved communication, both internally and externally,
along with improved efficiency in application process were also identified as key issues.
Ipsos also summarized key suggestions for improvement.
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Clients' Suggestions for Improvement
Overall, clients' top suggestions for improving Development and Engineering Services
Department's customer service include:
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Adopt/maintain a "can do" attitude;
Improve staff communication and availability;
Improve processing times;
Be more consistent in how businesses are treated and the rules and regulations that
are applied, and if exceptions apply, be more transparent in the reasons why;
Demonstrate greater creativity and flexibility, including proactively offering advice
and solutions (balanced with the need for consistency and fairness);
Facilitate more collaborative discussion between staff and clients (involve clients in
the decision-making process);
Work on improving collaboration and consistency between different functions of the
Department to reduce/eliminate "changing goal posts" and facilitate decision-making
and efficiency;
Provide greater upfront clarity around what is expected, required, and allowed;
Become more efficient and streamlined; and
Review staffing levels and retention.
In response to the survey, the Department will be focusing its ongoing customer serve plan
on areas such as:
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Reviewing our application processes in partnership with a client stakeholder group to
ensure a broader understanding of what we do and why we do it;
Staff development and mentoring to support a more solution-oriented approach to
file management, finding that fine balance between consistency and flexibility; and
Improving both internal and external communication to help reduce that "us" versus
"them" attitude that some clients identified.
While some of our initiatives will be achieved by completing a process or improving our data
management within our existing software, the Department's primary focus will be on
fostering a work environment that will be founded on the overarching principles of respect,
integrity, accountability, competency, clarity, and transparency.
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Departmental Performance and Efficiencies
The table below shows that Department expenses have risen by approximately
$4.025 million since 2009 due to increased development activity, transit costs, in-house
engineering work, and inflation. The Department has been able to reduce this increase to
the taxpayer (tax draw increased by $1.939 million) over the same period due to
development activity, additional revenue streams, streamlining processes, and reorganizing
functions and responsibilities. The charts, statements, and graphs in this section will reflect
where efficiencies have been achieved. The tax draw increase from transit alone between
2009 and 2014 is $2.563 million.
2009-2014 Actual Difference between Revenue and Expenditures
Actual Expenses
Actual Revenues
(no tax
allocation)
Tax Draw
(covered by
taxpayers)
2009*
2010*
2011*
2012*
2013*
2014**
$15,187,606
$15,876,941
$17,329,427
$18,312,056
$18,743,474
$19,213,103
$11,434,701
$12,163,695
$13,062,437
$13,615,344
$12,910,143
$13,521,670
$3,752,905
$3,713,246
$4,266,990
$4,696,712
$5,833,331
$5,691,433
*2009-2013 figures are from audited reports.
**2014 figures are from reports to January 26, 2015.
Tranquille Lake
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Application Processing Times
The Development and Engineering Services Department Strategic Plan has set targets for
processing development and building applications. The objective is to process all
applications within the predetermined period. Significant time delays beyond the City's
control have been taken into account (removed) from the actual processing times. In 2014,
half of the application areas stayed the same or increased in meeting the target processing
times as compared to 2013. The overall increase since 2011 can be attributed to ongoing
process improvements and client service initiatives.
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Ann.
Avg.
Ann.
Perf.
Ann.
Perf.
Ann.
Perf.
Ann.
Perf.
Ann.
Perf.
3 wks
3 wks
65%
67%
76%
78%
55%
4 wks
4 wks
74%
80%
88%
77%
75%
TARGET
BUILDING INSPECTION DIVISION
Residential-Building
Permit
Commercial/Multifamily-Building
Permit
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Rezoning
10 wks
10 wks
93%
83%
96%
91%
73%
6 wks
5.9 wks
89%
84%
86%
72%
56%
6 wks
5.6 wks
86%
85%
95%
70%
33%
Commercial
15-18 dys
17 dys
78%
76%
71%
80%
77%
Home-based
1-3 dys
1 dys
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
Development
Permit
Development
Variance Permit
Business Licence
SUBDIVISION DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Subdivision
Preliminary
4 mos
2.5 mos
92%
100%
90%
60%
74%
Final
1 mos
0.5 mos
96%
100%
89%
54%
76%
15 dys
15 dys
85%
68%
70%
70%
73%
15 dys
9 dys
84%
84%
88%
84%
87%
20 dys
21 dys
77%
80%
72%
77%
77%
20 dys
21 dys
67%
74%
63%
73%
74%
10 dys
3 dys
97%
100%
93%
78%
78%
Development
Referrals
Planning
Commercial
Building Permit
Review
Engineering
Drawing Review
Subdivision
Preliminary
Subdivision Final
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Building Inspection Division
The graphs below show that dwelling unit construction activity has increased from 2014.
Actual staffing level was approximately 10.25 FTEs due to vacancies.
Construction Activity and Staffing Levels
The next graph shows that revenue is in line with the total permits; this, coupled with
decreasing/maintaining expenses has resulted in a surplus the last ten years.
Building Inspection Cost Recovery
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Planning and Development and Subdivision Development
Divisions
The table below shows actual and target application processing times for Kamloops
compared to target times for other communities. Actual processing times from other
communities has been difficult to obtain in recent years.
Posted Development Application Processing Times (Targets)
(Comparison Between Municipalities)
Rezoning (to
Development
Development
Municipality
Public Hearing
Permits
Variance Permits
Stage)
Kamloops Actual
2.5 mos
1.5 mos
1.3 mos
Kamloops Target
2-3 mos
1-1.5 mos
1.5-2 mos
Kelowna Target
4-6 mos
2-4 mos
3-5 mos
Prince George
4 mos
1.5-2 mos
1.5-2 mos
Target
Nanaimo Target
6-8 mos
2-3 mos
1.5-2 mos
The graphs on the following pages reflect efficiency levels in the processing of development
applications. The first graph shows that staffing levels followed application levels. The
second graph illustrates the relationship between the cost of processing development
applications vs. the revenue received from the application. The actual staffing level was
down one less than the total FTEs shown in the graph below.
Development applications are becoming increasingly more complex for a variety of reasons,
including difficult locations requiring extension of City services, downloading of federal and
provincial regulations onto the municipality, and legal and liability issues. Beginning in 2009
and continuing through 2014, the Department undertook a number of customer service
initiatives that will improve customer service without requiring additional staff. This should
further improve the Department's cost recovery and application turnaround times.
Planning and Development/Subdivision Applications and Staffing Levels
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Development Application Cost Recovery as a Percentage of Expenses
The graphs above represent zoning, community planning, engineering plan approval, and
subdivision approval.
Business Licensing Section
As shown in the graph below, the number of business licences has grown over time but
decreased slightly (-2.8%) since 2011.
Total Business Licences Issued
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Since 2007, the following milestones have contributed to efficiencies in the Business Licence
process:
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2014 - 28 good neighbour agreements were implemented as a condition of holding a
Liquor Primary (pub/nightclub/lounge) Business Licence.
2013 - Developed new tracking procedures to improve application approvals.
2012 - Business Licence and Regulation Bylaw review/update.
2011 - Increased MyCity users.
2010 - Implementation of credit card payments.
2009 - Implementation of MyCity for Business Licence clients.
2008 - Council approval to permit Licensing Assistant to authorize non-resident
Business Licences to expedite approvals.
2008 - Worked with referral departments to improve application processing times.
2007 - Operational and efficiency changes to the Business Licensing Section saw
some duties transferred from the Business Licence Inspector to the Business
Licensing Assistant and the establishment of a newly created Property Use
Inspector position. These allowed the Business Licence Inspector to increase
his role in the Tempest System and become the Land Systems Coordinator
for the Department.
Subdivision Development Division
Subdivision Section
The average time to process an application to preliminary subdivision approval (PLA) in
2014 was approximately two and a half months. This is marginally slower than the
two-month average processing time achieved in 2013 and more than one-month faster than
the average length of time in 2012. In addition, 92% of applications were processed within
the four-month target. Only two of the 26 applications did not meet the target time frame.
Final subdivision application processing times were similar with 28 of the 29 (96%) final
subdivision approvals processed faster than the one month target.
The number of new fee simple lots created is up significantly (168 in 2014 vs. 82 in 2013);
however, the number of strata lots created is down significantly (38 in 2014 vs. 129 in
2013). Overall, the total number of new lots is only 2% below 2013 levels (206 in 2014
vs. 211 in 2013). The level of development is expected to be similar in 2015 to the last
couple of years, with steady growth spread throughout the city.
Engineering Development Section
In 2014, the Engineering Development Section handled a total of 622 files, the highest total
since this statistic started being tracked in 2005. 83% of the referrals met the target
processing times, which is an improvement of 6% from 2013 levels, even with the added
workload of undertaking construction inspections for all development applications. This
indicates that new process improvements are resulting in an increase in the number of
applications meeting the target timeframes.
A new design and construction application process was implemented in 2013. This
application was created to clarify the design drawing approval process related to new
subdivisions and large construction projects and assist clients with tracking application
processing times and status. There was limited success in 2014 with this new process.
Since there are relatively fewer design and construction applications as compared to other
application types, it may take some time for clients to get used to the process.
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In late 2013, additional changes to the process for managing Building Inspection Division
referrals were made to further improve processing times and customer service in 2014. The
fact that there was a 40% increase in Building Inspection Division referrals in 2014 vs.
2013, and that the average response time stayed the same, indicates the process
improvements have been successful.
Engineering Division
2014 was an unusual year for the Division due to the significant July 2014 rain event and
damages that occurred. This was a notable, but unplanned, draw on resources. The
Division advanced several ongoing projects in the design phase, as well as projects in the
planning and construction stages.
Some of the major projects undertaken by the Division in 2014 are shown below:
Project
Value
Stage
Sewage Treatment Centre Upgrade
$43 million
Campbell Creek Water Main and Booster
$3 million
Overlander Drive Reconstruction
$0.4 million
Construction/
Commissioning
Construction/
Commissioning
Construction
Pulp Mill (Mission Flats) Force Main
$6 million
Construction
1st Avenue and Lorne Street Improvements
$1.7 million
Construction
Dalhousie Water Main
$0.3 million
Design/Construction
River Street Lift Station Odour Bed
$0.3 million
Design/Construction
Local Road Program
$1.6 million
Design/Construction
Windbreak Street Reconstruction
$3 million
Design/Construction
Falcon Lift Station
$0.8 million
Design
12th Street Reconstruction
$1.6 million
Design
Dallas Drive Sanitary Main
$1.4 million
Design
DFA Projects triggered by July 2014 Rain Event
$2.1 million
Assessment/Design
Emergency Water Intake
$10 million
Predesign/EA
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The following graph shows trends in recoverable costs for the past ten years and targeted
recoverable costs for 2015.
Utilities and Design Section Capital Recovery Trends 2005-2014
*FTEs reported are those budgeted for at the start of the year. In some years, the effective number
of FTEs is notably less because of vacancies.
Traffic and Transportation Section
In 2010, the Traffic and Transportation Section started tracking recoverable costs. The
recoverable costs for 2011-2014 are shown in the following graph.
Traffic and Transportation Section Capital Recovery Trends 2010-2014
The following three tables show a historical transit statistical profile and a comparison of
how Kamloops faired against other Tier 1 communities. Ridership decreased in 2014, which
may be attributed, in part, to the BC teachers' strike. Substantial improvements to the
ridership trend will be necessary for the Sustainable Kamloops goal for ridership in 2020 to
be achieved.
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Kamloops Transit Statistical Profile
Rides
Percentage
of Annual
Growth
Productivity
(Passengers/
Revenue Hour)
Cost Recovery
2003/04
2,287,000
6.0%
28.9
36.4%
2004/05
2,645,000
14.0%
31.1
39.1%
2005/06
2,872,000
8.0%
32.8
37.7%
2006/07
2,980,000
3.7%
33.3
41.7%
2007/08
3,024,000
1.5%
32.4
38.6%
2008/09
3,277,000
8.0%
33.9
36.2%
2009/10
3,205,275
-2.1%
32.6
35.8%
2010/11
3,470,000
8.2%
34.7
34.8%
2011/12
3,400,122
-2.0%
33.4
35.5%
2012/13
3,496,318
2.8%
33.9
32.5%
2013/14
3,421,960
-2.1%
32.2 (26.1)
34.2% (33.7%)
3,415,458
-0.2%
30.6
27.3%
2014/15*
*BC Transit estimate.
( ) Average of other Tier 1 municipalities, excluding Whistler.
The following table illustrates that Kamloops has the second highest cost recovery of all the
Tier 1 communities and the highest ridership per capita of Tier 1 communities. High
ridership and efficient routes are factors that aid our cost recovery. The higher municipal
cost per hour is influenced by capital investments such as the new transit garage. It is also
influenced by rising operating costs for such things as fuel and wages.
Comparison of Conventional Transit Performance with other Tier 1 Municipalities
Vehicles
in
Service
Cost
Recovery
Riders per
Capita
Rides per
Hour
Kelowna Regional
76
31.0%
35.7
27.2
$39.26
Kamloops
46
34.2%
46.2
32.2
$47.37
Central Fraser Valley
47
30.5%
16.3
22.1
$22.44
Nanaimo Regional
46
39.4%
28.1
24.0
$30.05
Prince George
27
33.9%
35.4
31.2
$29.51
Tier 1 Average*
49
33.7%
28.9
26.1
$30.32
2013/2014
Muni Cost
per Capita
*Excludes Whistler.
Comparison of Custom Transit Performance with other Tier 1 Municipalities
Rides
Cost
Recovery
Rides/
Hour
Cost/
Ride
Operating
Cost/
Hour
65,419
7.4%
5.4
$16.86
$91.70
105,299
8.8%
3.9
$19.79
$76.50
65,495
12.8%
2.6
$23.94
$63.36
Central Fraser Valley
104,872
12.7%
4.1
$15.01
$62.27
Kelowna Regional
161,910
10.5%
4.6
$14.72
$67.36
Tier 1 Average
100,599
10.4%
4.1
$18.06
$72.24
2013/2014
Prince George
Kamloops
Nanaimo Regional
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Real Estate Division
With the conversion of the Land Title and Survey Authority to electronic filing in 2012, the
Division undertook the responsibility for the electronic filing of City-generated agreements
(covenants, statutory rights-of-way, and notices on title) at the Land Title and Survey
Authority Office. This pilot resulted in a standardized process for the filing of City
documents and the creation of a new standard precedent directory with over 20 of the City's
most used legal documents. This project will continue in 2015, and the option of making
these standard form documents available to development clients will be explored. If clients
are willing to utilize these precedents, it will reduce the amount of time spent reviewing
externally-prepared documents and improve processing times.
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ACTIVITY LEVELS
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2013
Rezoning Applications
23
20
35
31
35
54
47
34
43
33
Development Variance
Applications
15
13
23
27
24
31
38
36
31
34
Development Permit
Applications
42
42
41
48
31
38
48
50
37
27
Board of Variance
Applications
4
3
2
5
4
21
18
24
14
24
Preliminary Proposals
1
4
5
1
1
8
6
21
12
16
Inter-government
Referrals
1
2
4
1
4
3
6
3
5
1
Liquor Licence
Applications
4
4
9
12
12
6
8
8
4
12
ALR Application
2
3
0
3
1
1
3
3
4
3
Temporary Use Permits
1
1
2
10
5
3
6
1
5
2
Land Use Contract
Applications
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
95
126
103
142
108
108
114
102
95
65
188
219
224
280
225
273
295
282
250
218
81
85
67
64
41
75
65
80
68
77
598
657
621
788
819
734
779
714
675
671
5,363
5,343
5,347
5,512
5,421
5,263
5,199
4,886
4,717
4,612
Major Activity
2014
Application Summary - Annual Totals
Planning and Development Division
Sign Permit Applications
Subtotal
Zoning Information
Requests
New Businesses
Total Business Licences
Subdivision Development Division
Subdivision Applications
39
43
44
37
59
47
75
75
78
71
Fee Simple Lots Created
168
82
119
193
185
64
364
328
293
409
38
129
170
178
142
106
224
190
395
146
206
211
289
371
327
170
588
518
688
555
Strata Lots Created
Total New Lots Created
Building Inspection Division
Building Information
Requests
1,754
1,716
1,601
1,617
1,609
1,731
1,629
2,090
1,577
1,636
Building Permits
1,618
1,542
1,627
1,710
2,026
1,408
1,850
2,080
2,255
1,884
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Building Inspection Division
The 418 residential dwellings units were located throughout all areas of the City:

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103 (25%) dwelling units - North Shore, Brocklehurst, Batchelor Heights, and
Westsyde;
226 (54%) dwelling units - Aberdeen, Pineview Valley, Mt. Dufferin, Sahali, and City
Centre; and
89 (21%) dwelling units - Valleyview, Rose Hill, Juniper Ridge, Dallas, Barnhartvale,
Rayleigh, and Heffley Creek.
In addition, Building Permits were processed for major projects both commercial and
multi-family development, including, but not limited to, the following:

Major
-
commercial projects
2969 Airport Road (on-site water main upgrade).
9795 Whittner Road (Beaver Manufacturing - addition).
910 Columbia Street (Tim Hortons - exterior upgrade).
1675 Versatile Drive (Costco - interior alteration).
910 McGill Road (TCC - roof repair).
880 8th Street (KIA dealership - addition).
1955 Trans Canada Highway West (Peterbilt addition).
233 Fortune Drive (Alliance Church - addition).
3000 Aviation Way (new hangers at the airport).
1441 Hillside Drive (Canadian Tire - addition).
150 Wood Street (school renovated for multi-purpose use).
63 Victoria Street (BCLC - parkade alteration).
8420 Dallas Drive (Moly-Cop - new building).
311 Columbia Street (Royal Inland Hospital - new clinical building).

Major multi-family projects
- 429 St. Paul Street
- 755 McGill Road
- 725 Columbia Street
- 1939 Coldwater Drive
- 2160 Pacific Way
- 1395 Prairie Rose Drive
- 1850 Hugh Allan Drive
- 1320 Aberdeen Drive
- 2171 Van Horne Drive
- 1781 Ord Road
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15
15
11
10
10
10
7
6
units.
units.
units.
units.
units.
units.
units.
units.
units.
units.
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Building Permit Details
Annual Totals
Major Activity
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
$114,727,013
$97,475,641
$88,361,432
$105,547,731
$139,560,940
Commercial/Industrial/
Institutional Construction
Value
$76,133,821
$51,695,722
$114,267,378
$57,000,451
$51,750,263
Total Construction Value
$190,860,834
$149,171,363
$202,628,810
$162,548,182
$191,311,203
179
125
131
132
247
Mobile Home
16
20
30
3
7
Secondary Suite
14
26
19
10
10
Duplex Units
19
20
8
18
5
Multi-Family (Apartments)
96
249
88
135
266
Multi-Family (Single Units)
30
17
40
42
53
Multi-Family (Duplex Units)
26
12
32
34
40
Multi-Family (Three or more
Units)
38
34
6
26
32
418
503
354
400
660
Residential and Miscellaneous
Construction Value
Single Family Dwelling
Total New Residential Units
Total Housing Starts by Dwelling Type
*Tracking of secondary suites began in 2009
*2005 numbers includes the TRU Residence at 271 units.
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Total Construction Value
Location of New Dwelling Units
Neighbourhood
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Total
60
105
8
92
63
9
337
136
86
87
57
37
83
486
Brocklehurst
48
239
69
44
131
20
551
Batchelor
42
60
27
38
17
35
219
Westsyde
15
40
41
30
43
39
208
Juniper Ridge
10
24
26
27
42
65
194
Sahali
37
12
41
20
95
71
276
6
23
68
20
13
19
149
60
13
18
14
33
59
197
1
1
1
7
10
13
33
13
46
10
2
13
3
87
Rose Hill
0
4
3
2
4
1
14
Heffley Creek
1
3
0
1
1
0
6
Rayleigh
1
4
1
0
1
1
8
430
660
400
354
503
418
2,765
North Shore
Aberdeen/Pineview
Dallas/Campbell
Creek/Barnhartvale
South Shore
Dufferin
Valleyview/Orchards Walk
Total
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Planning and Development Division
Development Section
The number of development applications in 2014 was 188, which is below the previous year
(219), mainly as a result of fewer Sign Permit applications, and was below the ten-year
average (245). Major applications encompassed all key sectors, including:
•
Rezoning and Development Permit
1555 Versatile Drive - development of a new casino.
801 Battle Street - 18-unit apartment building.
1452 McGill Road - 14 residential units in a 4,500 m² mixed-use
industrial/commercial development.
2955 Westsyde Road - to permit a commercial daycare.
5170 Dallas Drive - Phase 2 Dallas Town Centre proposal to increase the
number of permitted residential units from 77 to 105.
1777 Greenfield Avenue and 876 Nicola Street - carriage/garden suites.
•
Rezoning
1044 8th Street - to permit a mixed-use commercial/residential development.
2000 Qu'Appelle Boulevard - to permit further single- and multiple-family
residential development in the Juniper West neighbourhood.
Various addresses - secondary suites and home-based businesses.
•
Development Permit
2969 Airport Road- to permit a 312 m² commercial airport building.
880 8th Street - redevelopment of a car dealership.
580 Sedona Drive - 12-unit townhouse development.
1869 Ord Road - 371 m² commercial storage building.
1993 Qu'Appelle Boulevard - 40-unit townhouse development
8120 Dallas Drive - 1,012 m² industrial building.
3755 Trans Canada Highway - 193-unit seniors' housing development.
831 Serle Road - 12-unit townhouse development.
2125 Grasslands Boulevard - 34-unit multiple-family development.
Various addresses - South Thompson Silt Bluff and Riparian Area
Development Permits.
Community Planning Section
The following projects were undertaken by Planning and Development staff throughout 2014:

Continued Implementation of the Sustainable Kamloops Plan.
Agriculture Area Plan.
o
Implementation began (see Rayleigh Tournament Capital Ranch bullet
below).
Food and Urban Agriculture Plan.
o
The advisory committee was established.
o
Advisory committee meetings began.
o
Terms of reference for the Food and Urban Agriculture Plan were
developed.
o
Local food system assets were mapped using GIS.
o
Stakeholder forum for the plan was implemented and attended by over
100 participants June 2014.
o
A draft report summarizing input from stakeholder forum was developed.
o
An internal draft plan/discussion paper was developed.
o
A public engagement strategy and materials for the plan (for 2015)
were developed.
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KAMPLAN: Official Community Plan Review and Update.
Growth management data collection and analysis continued.
Extensive background mapping completed for display and analysis purposes.
Meetings were held with the advisory committee and technical and staff
working groups.
Website development continued, including, but not limited to, background
pages and a 'Let's Ta!k' page.
Public engagement workshops were held separately for City staff and the
KAMPLAN Advisory Committee.
Background research completed on historical trends/plans and current day
issues/trends/opportunities.
KAMPLAN Through the Years Reports and Conversation Starters were
developed and published.
The KAMPLAN Public Engagement Strategy was developed.
An external public engagement consultant contract was developed and
support was secured.
KAMPLAN Communications Strategy was developed and executed for Let's
Ta!k Phase 1.
All promotional material for project was developed, including, but not limited
to:
o
Videos;
o
Street banner;
o
Posters and postcards;
o
Buttons;
o
Display boards;
o
Games/activities; and
o
Consistent messaging.
Let's Ta!k Phase 1 was successfully implemented with close to 1,000
participants with opportunities such as:
o
Launch events;
o
Information booths;
o
Topic-based meetings;
o
Youth engagement; and
o
Digital survey.
Compilation of results of Let's Ta!k Phase 1 began.
Transportation Master Plan modelling continued.
•
Rayleigh Tournament Capital Ranch.
Planning advisory support was provided to the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural
Services Department (PRCS) with regard to development of Phase 2 and
creation of an agricultural centre of excellence, as per the City's Agriculture
Area Plan.
Provided public engagement strategy development support and engagement
opportunities in the community were implemented.
Planning advisory support was provided to PRCS for the Agricultural Land
Commission application package for non-farm uses.
Media appearances.
•
Animal Control Bylaw.
Consulted with the BC Honey Producers Association to amend the Animal
Control Bylaw to allow urban beekeeping in the City.
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Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw.
Review of bylaw began, as well as consultation with the Kamloops Central
Business Improvement Association.
•
Lorne Street Enhancement Project (1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue).
Administered the grant through 2014 and had a project (planning) advisory role.
Had an advisory support role and was the emcee for the project grand
opening/ribbon cutting event.

Housekeeping Amendments to the Zoning Bylaw.
Consulted with the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, the
Chamber of Commerce, the North Shore Business Improvement Association,
and food truck operators to amend the Zoning and Business Licence
Regulations Bylaws to allow food trucks more broadly and developed a food
truck pilot project.
Updated zoning along Ord Road from Future Development (FD) to Mobile
Home Park (MHP) to legalize existing mobile home parks.
•
John Tod Community Centre.
Grant acquisition and project (planning) advisory role.

Participated in the Transit Master Plan, Parks Master Plan, Transportation Plan
process development, and the Thompson Rivers University Master Plan.

Planning presentations or information sessions were given to community
organizations/groups:
Canadian Home Builders' Association.
Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc.
Tournament Capital Ranch.
Ribfest.
Tournament Capital Centre.
Northills Mall.
Aberdeen Mall.
Art We Are.
Kamloops Moms for Clean Air.
Kamloops Bike Riders Association.
Kamloops Naturalists Club.
South Kamloops Secondary School (classroom presentation).
Valleyview Secondary School (classroom presentation).
Project Homeless Connect at Spirit Square.
Natural Areas Advisory Committee.
Home Free Housing Committee.
Aberdeen Neighbourhood Association.
Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association.
Sagebrush Community Association.
Social Planning Council.
Fall Home Show.
Kamloops Blazers Game.
Urban Systems Ltd.
Kamloops Food Policy Council.
Kamloops 350.
BC Sustainable Energy Association.
Kamloops Farmers' Market.
Social Planning Council.
Thompson Rivers University Geography Department.
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Committee work.
KAMPLAN technical working group.
KAMPLAN Advisory Committee.
KAMPLAN staff working groups.
Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Strategy Advisory Committee.
Social Planning Council.
Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association.
Agricultural Land Commission Regional Public Engagement Session related to
adopted regulation changes and proposed policy changes.
KGHM socio-economic impact assessment workshop.
Provincial Health Services Authority Healthy Built Environment Linkages
Advisory Committee.
Provincial Health Services Authority Agriculture and Health Advisory
Committee.
Species and Ecosystems at Risk (SEAR) local government working group.

Participation in other community plans.
Transportation Master Plan.
Regional Growth Strategy
TNRD Fringe Area Policy Guidelines.
Urban Forest Management Plan.
Thompson Rivers University Master Plan and associated Design Guidelines
(2013-ongoing).
Planning and Development Application Summary
*Total number includes applications for Rezoning, Development Variance Permits, Development
Permits, Board of Variance, Preliminary Proposals, Intergovernmental Referrals, Liquor Licences, ALR,
Temporary Use Permits, Land Use Contracts, and Sign Permits.
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Residential Lots Created
Business Licensing Section
•
•
•
•
•
•
New Business Licences issued: 598 vs. 657 in 2013 (-9.0% decrease).
Total applications received: 1,124 vs. 1,161 in 2013 (-3.2% decrease).
MyCity Business Licence accounts: 1,707 vs. 1,342 in 2013 (+27.2% increase).
MyCity ComDev accounts: 1,469 vs. 1,075 in 2013 (+36.6% increase).
Licences closed (starting in 2013, temporary businesses are excluded): 590 vs. 635
in 2013 (-7.1% decrease).
Percentage of home-based businesses decreased from 34.6% to 33% in 2014 after
reaching a high of 35.2% in 2010.
The following graph shows the leveling off of the gains in the Business Licence Section since
2005. Some of this leveling off and reductions is attributed to the changes in the Business
Licence Bylaw in 2012, which allowed for some consolidation of licences, reducing the
number issued or required.
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Business Licence Activity - Applications/Renewals
Business Licence Activity - New Businesses/Closed Businesses
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2014 Business Licence Summary:
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Introduction of the annual good neighbour agreements to Liquor Primary businesses.
A total of 28 agreements were signed off.
The Business Licence Inspector and Land Systems Coordinator continued to work
with other sections to fine tune their application processes and ensure
implementation of the MyCity services into these applications types (Building Permits
and Development and Subdivision applications).
The Real Estate Division completed its first Prospero folder for land disposition, which
included process mapping the steps involved.
Implemented process mapping for the Traffic and Transportation Section.
Continued to work to complete the first phase of the e-apply project, specifically
Plumbing Permits and Building Information Requests.
Property Use Inspector Activity Report 2014
Year-to-date Totals
No. of Files % Complete
Ongoing
Building Inspection Division
Swimming Pool
2
100
Permit Issues
7
100
Controlled Substance Property
1
100
Earthworks Excavation
0
0
Earthworks Stockpile
0
0
Dust/Dirt
1
100
Miscellaneous*
71
100
Subtotal
82
100
Yearly
Completed
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
4
2
7
1
0
0
1
71
82
3
12
5
9
0
0
5
40
15
40
4
4
0
263
29
371
Business Licensing Section
Business Investigation
10
50
Business Site Inspections
1
100
Business Licence Fees
24
54
Business Miscellaneous*
29
100
Subtotal
64
76
5
0
11
0
16
5
1
13
29
48
Subdivision Development Division
Boulevard Issues/Road ROW
5
100
Engineering Miscellaneous*
17
100
Subtotal
22
100
0
0
0
5
17
22
49
522
Planning and Development Division
Fences/Hedges
6
83
Secondary Suite Inspections
26
100
Ongoing Investigation Requests
18
83
Improper Use
40
100
Noise Related to Property Use
3
100
Signage
4
100
Planning and Development
263
100
Miscellaneous*
Subtotal
360
95
TOTAL
528
*Miscellaneous activities are dealt with via telephone only (no calls for service or files created).
Please note that the total number of files does not total completed and ongoing files in the
above table. This is because the secondary suites and controlled substance properties
usually overlap each year.
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In 2014, the Property Use Inspector spent a considerable amount of time managing the
356 McGowan Avenue file to ensure compliance with neighbourhood and community
standards. Managing the increasing number of secondary suite complaints and serving as a
witness on three cases for 4395 Trans Canada Highway East (Riverview Trailer Park) also
consumed a significant amount of the Property Use Inspector's time in 2014.
Property Use Inspector Activity by Section
Engineering Division
Traffic and Transportation Section
The following table summarizes the main historical activities of the Traffic and
Transportation Section. The sharp increase in 2011 for right-of-way permits is attributable
to better tracking methods (e.g., BC Hydro and other utilities).
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
497
826
771
692
731
43
52
48
54
48
Work Orders
156
132
155
79
92
Traffic Orders
56
40
41
29
50
Banner Bookings
83
83
88
96
99
Intersection Counts
Completed
34
34
38
41
21
24-hour Counts
Completed
24
12
7
1
19
7
17
8
1
3
R/W Permits
Special Events
Permit
Pedestrian/Vehicles
Counts Completed
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Real Estate Division
Land Sales
Road Closures
and Sales
Property
Acquisitions
Statutory Rightsof-way
Subdivision
Parkland
Valuations
Seniors Housing
Profit-Sharing
2014
2013
2012
Year-end
Year-end
Year-end
Active
15
14
14
Completed
2
3
2
$
2,220,000
999,727
75,500
Active
21
16
18
Completed
3
1
4
$
33,180
15,848
21,801
Active
24
15
14
Completed
9
2
2
$
5,925,000
402,500
37,000
Active
36
50
69
Completed
11
15
35
Completed
2
2
4
$
121,252
43,500
132,971
Completed
7
12
16
$
79,700
151,967
206,473
Sales Activity
Sales activity levels, which include land sales and road closures, were up 20% in 2014, with
36 active files vs. 30 in 2013. The majority of the activity involved smaller road closures
and sales to adjoining owners. Combined sale proceeds of $2,253,180 for 2014 are more
than double the $1,015,575 received in 2013. The largest contributor to the total was the
sale of 1452 McGill Road for $2.2 million. With over $10 million in potentially surplus
assets, the City is strategically well positioned with its properties.
Acquisitions
The Division currently has 24 active acquisition files and completed nine property purchases
in 2014, with a total purchase price of $5,925,000, which is significantly higher than the
$402,500 spent in 2013. The purchase of the former Kamloops Daily News property for
$4.8 million and the purchase of the Kamloops KIA site for $1 million contribute to the
majority of this total. An addition to West Highland Park contributed another $90,000 to the
overall total. As noted above, the 24 active files represent a 60% increase in activity levels
over 2013. Over the last three years, acquisitions total over $6.36 million.
The Division has been active with the performing arts centre review process, providing
analysis and review of the properties under consideration. With Hotel 540's announcement
regarding its desire to participate in the selection process, significant time has been spent
with the ownership group determining the financial implication and land tenure
arrangements associated with the hotel's proposal.
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The acquisition of statutory rights-of-way continues to form a significant portion of the
Division's workload. With aging infrastructure, the City is looking at increased repair and
replacement for pipe and road works. This often leads to securing additional property rights
to accommodate this work. Of the 36 active statutory right-of-way files in 2014, which is a
28% decrease over 2013 (50), 11 were completed compared to 15 in 2013.
Leases
The Division currently administers 17 leases, which generated approximately $209,000 in
revenue in 2014, up approximately 14% over 2013. This increase is predominantly due to
securing the North Shore KIA as a tenant for one year as the dealership relocates to its new
premises on 8th Street.
The Division continues to assist with the negotiations for an occupancy agreement for the
provincial RCMP forces within the City's RCMP Detachment on Battle Street. Provincial
forces include members of the forensic identification and the dog handling units that provide
regional services. The costs associated with these members is funded separately by the
province. Negotiations have been extended due to the turnover of personnel within the
RCMP team.
Seniors' Housing Profit Sharing
The City's agreements to share in the profits from the resale of units at the Legion
Manorhouse, Cottonwood Manor, and The Willows generated $79,700 on seven sales in
2014, down 48% from 2013 ($151,967 with 12 sales). From 2012 through to the end of
2014, approximately $438,000 has been generated from the sale of 35 units. These funds
are deposited into the Affordable Housing Reserve Fund, which is used to participate in
affordable housing projects within the City
Council Directives Handled in 2014
Council Directives increased to 49 in 2014 vs. 44 in 2013 and 39 in 2012. In addition to
Council Directives, the Department handled eight Senior Management Directives, up from
seven in 2013.
Council Directives for 2014 included:
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19
16
9
3
0
2
0
49
Real Estate Division
Traffic and Transportation Section
Planning and Development Division
Engineering Division
Subdivision Development Division
Administration
Building Inspection Division
Total
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Calls for Service
Annual
Division/Section
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
109
105
100
88
106
145
Business Licensing Section
41
67
44
51
51
94
Planning and Development
Section
95
90
82
84
88
78
Engineering Division
84
46
50
61
56
39
Traffic and Transportation
Section
234
138
170
81
179
184
Total
563
446
446
365
480
540
Building Division
Telephone Calls
The following data includes incoming, outgoing, and internal calls:
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In 2014, the Department handled 116,695 calls. This figure is down from 2013
(122,288) by 5,593 calls. Calls in 2012 totaled 144,847, while 2011's total was
191,646.
On average, each employee dealt with approximately eight calls per day.
The four front counter clerks dealt with approximately 25,075 calls, averaging 6,269
calls per year per clerk. At the front counter, the total calls for 2014 are down from
2013 by 2,159.
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MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE
SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014, AT 5:00 PM
IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES BOARDROOM
105 SEYMOUR STREET
RECOMMENDATION:
That Council:
a)
Authorize the following Social Planning Grants:
•
BC Sustainable Energy Association - special
project
$3,000
•
Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society special project
$6,000
•
Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry
Society/Changing the Face of Poverty - special
project
$4,500
•
Interior Community Services - operational
$5,000
•
Interior Community Services - special project
$1,500
•
Kamloops Arts Council - special project
$7,000
•
Kamloops Brain Injury Association - special
project
$2,000
•
Kamloops Food Bank - operational
•
Kamloops Food Policy Council - special
project
$2,500
•
Kamloops Women's Resource Group - special
project
$1,000
•
New Life Mission - special capital expenditure
$7,500
•
Oncore Central Services - special project
$5,000
•
People in Motion - special project
$3,500
•
Phoenix Centre - special project
$5,000
•
River City Squash Organization - seed grant
$2,500
$14,000
Total allocated for Social Planning Grants
$70,000
Designated for Seniors Grants
$10,000
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b)
December 17, 2014
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DENY the following Social Planning Grants:
•
Arnica Artist Run Centre Society - special
project
DENY
•
Canadian Red Cross - special capital
expenditure
DENY
•
Health Arts Society - special project
DENY
•
Jubilee Urban Movement and Partners special project
DENY
•
Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society special project
DENY
•
Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association special project
DENY
•
Modlab Maker Foundation - seed grant
DENY
•
White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health
Society - special project
DENY
HIGHLIGHTS:
•
Social Planning Grant appeal from Jubilee Urban Movement and
Partners reviewed;
•
Meeting dates for 2015 shifting from third Wednesday to fourth
Wednesday of the month; and
•
The Social Planning Council will hold a strategic planning session
in the spring of 2015.
PRESENT:
J. Rodrigue, Chair
D. Walsh, Councillor
J. Begley
F. Benallick
J. Green, Vice-Chair
R. Rana
C. Ryan
B. Shaw
K. Skrepnek
B. Hamblett, School District No. 73 Advisor
C. Mazzotta, Social and Community Development Supervisor, City of Kamloops,
Recording Secretary
REGRETS:
T. Lange, Councillor
J. Mariona
D. Baker, United Way Advisor
K. Weatherman, Interior Health Advisor
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1.
December 17, 2014
Page 3
Agenda
Moved by F. Benallick, seconded by J. Green, that the agenda of the
December 17, 2014, Social Planning Council meeting be adopted as
presented.
CARRIED.
2.
Minutes
Moved by K. Skrepnek, seconded by B. Shaw, that the minutes of the
November 19, 2014, meeting be received.
CARRIED.
3.
Social Planning Grants
On November 24, 2014, Social Planning Council (SPC) members received evaluation
packages containing all of the material from the applications for the 2015 Social
Planning Grants. Members were given until December 7, 2014, to review, evaluate,
grade, and submit their reviewer spreadsheets. The application review session took
place on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. As per the process outlined in the
application guide, applicant organizations not recommended for funding were notified via
denial letters the following day. This process allowed for an appeal period of four
business days prior to the recommendations being made to Council at the
December 17, 2014, SPC meeting.
Overall, 23 applications were received, totalling $144,938.39 in requested funds. With
$70,000 available in Social Planning Grant funding, members were required to evaluate
the applications with extra diligence. At times, members had to choose to not fund an
organization or to provide less funding than requested to certain projects that were still
considered to have strong value.
Jubilee Urban Movement and Partners (JUMP) - submitted a letter of appeal after its
application was denied. The JUMP program provides a community meal and
socialization opportunities every Saturday at Mount Paul United Church for persons with
disabilities or mental health issues, as well as homeless and low-income individuals.
The application was for funding to support peer-driven social- and health-related
activities preceding, during, and following the Saturday meal.
The SPC felt that while JUMP is an excellent program, in order to receive a grant,
members would have liked to see more tangible outputs and outcomes, and perhaps for
the activities to be defined in more detail. Members also felt that the program might
benefit from a part-time position for someone with a background in social work,
counselling, outreach, or other related skill set that may be sought or required by many
who access the program.
Moved by K. Skrepnek, seconded by J. Begley, that the Jubilee Urban
Movement and Partners application for a Social Planning Grant be
DENIED.
CARRIED.
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Arnica Artist Run Centre Society - applied for a $13,172.98 special project grant for
the development of an interactive gallery website. Members recommended that Arnica
seek out other website developers to identify a lower cost or consider other platforms.
Members recognized the value and importance of connecting to youth and encouraged
Arnica to explore partnership opportunities with other organizations and businesses to
facilitate the development of the website.
Moved by B. Shaw, seconded by K. Skrepnek, that the Arnica Artist Run
Centre Society application for a Social Planning Grant be DENIED.
CARRIED.
BC Sustainable Energy Association - applied for a $3,000 special project grant to
cover the cost for a world-renowned urban planner to travel to and present at the
CommUnity Innovation Lab event in Kamloops in early February.
Moved by B. Shaw, seconded by J. Green, that the BC Sustainable
Energy Association be awarded a $3,000 Social Planning Grant for a
speaker to attend and present at the CommUnity Innovation Lab event.
CARRIED.
Canadian Red Cross - applied for a $4,889 special capital expenditure to provide
70 articles of medical equipment through the Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP).
The applicant had requested 100% coverage of the capital purchase through a Social
Planning Grant; however, a funding requirement for a Social Planning Grant is that it not
exceed 25% of the purchase. Members felt that these items fall under the health sector
and are under provincial, not municipal, jurisdiction.
Moved by K. Skrepnek, seconded by F. Benallick, that the Canadian Red
Cross application for a Social Planning Grant be DENIED.
CARRIED
Elizabeth Fry Society - applied for a $6,000 special project grant to provide training and
honoraria for elders participating in the Cknúcwentn First Nations court, a sentencing
court that convenes once a month using a restorative justice approach from a First
Nations perspective.
Moved by F. Benallick, seconded by J. Begley, that the Elizabeth Fry
Society be awarded a $6,000 Social Planning Grant, with $5,000 in
seniors-designated funding, to provide training and honoraria for elders
participating in the Cknúcwentn First Nations court.
CARRIED.
Elizabeth Fry Society/Changing the Face of Poverty - applied for a $6,000 special
project grant to support the Life Skills Development project.
Moved by J. Green, seconded by C. Ryan, that the Elizabeth Fry Society
be awarded a $4,500 Social Planning Grant to support the Life Skills
Development project to offer life skills workshops and support through the
My Place drop-in centre.
CARRIED.
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Health Arts Society - applied for a $2,000 special project grant to offer ten "concerts in
care" for the residents of Kamloops Seniors Village. Members recognize the value of
live music and art with regard to general quality of life; however, they would like to see
the program offered at a wider range of seniors' facilities, with a focus on offering the
program to more seniors with low incomes.
Moved by B. Shaw, seconded by J. Green, that the Health Arts Society
application for a Social Planning Grant be DENIED.
CARRIED.
Interior Community Services - applied for a $5,000 operational grant to support the
Community Kitchens program.
Moved by B. Shaw, seconded by K. Skrepnek, that Interior Community
Services be awarded a $5,000 Social Planning Grant to support the
Community Kitchens program in teaching and educating community
members how to prepare and preserve local food and further support
urban food security.
CARRIED.
Interior Community Services - applied for a $1,500 special project grant to support the
Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative (KELLI) program to host an
International Children's Family Literacy Night event.
Moved by B. Shaw, seconded by F. Benallick, that Interior Community
Services be awarded a $1,500 Social Planning Grant for the Kamloops
Early Language and Literacy Initiative (KELLI) program to host an
International Children's Family Literacy Night event.
CARRIED.
Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society - applied for a $3,000 special project grant
to support the 2015 National Aboriginal Day celebrations at McDonald Park. Members
recognize the importance and value of National Aboriginal Day celebrations, but would
have preferred to see a broader range of partnerships with other urban Aboriginal
organizations listed on the application and offered the applicant other potential funding
sources for this project.
Moved by C. Ryan, seconded by F. Benallick, that the Kamloops
Aboriginal Friendship Society application for a Social Planning Grant be
DENIED.
CARRIED.
Kamloops Arts Council - applied for a $15,000 special project grant for the Crossing
Bridges Arts Outreach Program.
Moved by B. Shaw, seconded by J. Green, that the Kamloops Arts
Council be awarded a $7,000 Social Planning Grant for the children and
youth-focused component of the Crossing Bridges Arts Outreach
Program.
CARRIED.
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Kamloops Brain Injury Association - applied for a $2,047 special project grant to
provide educational outings and presentations on sexuality and disability.
Moved by K. Skrepnek, seconded by C. Ryan, that Kamloops Brain Injury
Association be awarded a $2,000 Social Planning Grant to provide
educational outings to brain injury survivors and presentations on
sexuality and disability to health care professionals, students in the field,
and persons with disabilities.
CARRIED.
Kamloops Food Bank - applied for a $14,329.41 operational grant to support the
FoodShare program.
J. Rodrigue declared a conflict of interest as he works for the Kamloops Food Bank.
(J. Rodrigue left the Development and Engineering Services Boardroom at 5:27 pm.)
Moved by B. Shaw, seconded by J. Begley, that the Kamloops Food Bank
be awarded a $14,000 Social Planning Grant to support the FoodShare
program.
CARRIED.
(J. Rodrigue returned to the Development and Engineering Services Boardroom at 5:29 pm.)
Kamloops Food Policy Council - applied for a $4,000 special project grant to provide
educational workshops and host a Young Agrarians Conference.
J. Rodrigue declared a conflict of interest as he sits on the Kamloops Food Policy
Council as the Kamloops Food Bank representative.
(J. Rodrigue left the Development and Engineering Services Boardroom at 5:30 pm.)
Moved by K. Skrepnek, seconded by J. Begley, that the Kamloops Food
Policy Council be awarded a $2,500 Social Planning Grant to provide
educational workshops open to the public and to host a Young Agrarians
Conference focused on building connections between younger and older
farmers.
CARRIED.
(J. Rodrigue returned to the Development and Engineering Services Boardroom at 5:32 pm.)
Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association - applied for a $10,000 special project
grant to host a community open house to raise funds and awareness for its programming
and services. Committee members recognize the value of this event and see it as an
opportunity for the association to raise funds to enable it to provide programs and
initiatives to people in need in the community, without the absolute need for a Social
Planning Grant.
Moved by F. Benallick, seconded by C. Ryan, that the Kamloops
Therapeutic Riding Association request for a Social Planning Grant be
DENIED.
CARRIED.
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Kamloops Women's Resource Group Society - applied for a $2,500 special project
grant to host a women's forum as a kick-off to Women's History Month and to engage
the community in dialogue about women, both locally and more broadly.
Moved by J. Green, seconded by B. Shaw, that the Kamloops Women's
Resource Group Society be awarded a $1,000 Social Planning Grant to
host a women's forum.
CARRIED.
Modlab Maker Foundation - applied for a $5,000 seed grant to grow the organization
into an online "community of makers". Members could not see how this initiative fits
within the social lens of the Kamloops Social Plan's priority areas and considered this to
be more of an entrepreneurial venture. Members appreciate the innovative potential of
forming a "community of makers" and encouraged the foundation to contact private
businesses and corporations to form partnerships, network, grow its brand, and seek out
funds as necessary.
Moved by J. Begley, seconded by F. Benallick, that the Modlab Maker
Foundation request for a Social Planning Grant be DENIED.
CARRIED.
New Life Mission - applied for a $7,500 special capital expenditure to complete a series
of renovations on the New Life Mission Outreach Centre.
Moved by B. Shaw, seconded by J. Green, that New Life Mission be
awarded a $7,500 Social Planning Grant to complete floor renovations
and to purchase chairs and tables for the New Life Mission Outreach
Centre.
CARRIED.
Oncore Central Services - applied for a Special Project grant of $8,000 to host the
2015 Seniors Symposium.
Moved by F. Benallick, seconded by C. Ryan, that Oncore Central
Services be awarded a $5,000 Social Planning Grant in
seniors-designated funding to host the 2015 Seniors Symposium.
CARRIED.
People in Motion - applied for a $6,000 special project grant to hold weekly classes and
skill development sessions for high-functioning young adults with developmental delays
or autism through the Diverse Works program.
Moved by C. Ryan, seconded by J. Green, that People in Motion be
awarded a $3,500 Social Planning Grant to support the Diverse Works
program.
CARRIED.
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Phoenix Centre - applied for a $10,000 special project grant to hold the 2015 Ashes to
Dust Mountain Bike Camp for at-risk male youth ages 15-25.
Moved by J. Green, seconded by F. Benallick, that Kamloops Society for
Alcohol and Drug Services (Phoenix Centre) be awarded a $5,000 Social
Planning Grant to hold the 2015 Ashes to Dust Mountain Bike Camp for
at-risk male youth.
CARRIED.
River City Squash Organization - applied for a $10,500 seed grant to purchase a van,
shoes, and squash gear to support a program focused on sport, academics, and
mentorship for children and youth ranging from ages 9-18.
Moved by B. Shaw, seconded by J. Begley, that River City Squash
Organization be awarded a $2,500 Social Planning Grant for seed
funding to grow the organization and to purchase shoes and squash gear
for the programs and services provided.
CARRIED.
White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society - applied for a $2,500 special
project grant to cover facilitator and meetings costs for a Métis cultural community
workshop for professionals. Members recognized the value of workshops that teach
about Métis culture, but as the proposed workshop is directed at professionals in the
field, members believed that the participants or their organizations should be able to
cover the cost of attending. In past years, industry has paid for Aboriginal cultural
awareness workshops delivered to business leaders in the community. Members
recommended seeking out funds or sponsorship from the corporations that have funded
this work in the past and offering the workshops in partnership with the other urban
Aboriginal organizations in the community.
Moved by K. Skrepnek, seconded by F. Benallick, that the White Buffalo
Aboriginal and Métis Health Society request for a Social Planning Grant
be DENIED.
CARRIED.
4.
2015 Meeting Dates
It was decided to change Social Planning Council meetings from the third Wednesday of
each month to the fourth Wednesday of each month for 2015, excluding July and
August, when no meetings are held.
5.
New Business
No new business was discussed.
6.
Round Table
Members briefly discussed the proposed strategic planning and visioning session being
held in 2015, which will now include an invitation to representatives from the four
advisory committees under Social Planning Council, Mayor and Council, and the City's
Senior Management team. The meeting will be scheduled for March or April 2015, and
invitations will be sent out well in advance of the meeting.
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7.
Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on January 28, 2015, at 5:00 pm, in the Development and
Engineering Services Boardroom.
8.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 5:55 pm.
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Social and Community Development
Supervisor
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MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE
ARTS COMMISSION
HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015, AT 4:30 PM
IN THE CORPORATE BOARDROOM, CITY HALL
RECOMMENDATION:
That Council authorize the following BC Festival of the Arts Legacy
Grants:
•
Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops - community
development to assist with the expense of hosting two
ukulele workshops; and
$600
•
Kamloops Life Drawing Studio - personal and
community development to assist with a life drawing
exhibition.
$254
PRESENT:
R. Chatelin, Chair
D. Walsh, Councillor
A. Baskin
C. Lynch
G. Mantie
N. Remesz
R. Olds
B. Berger, Recreation, Social Development, and Culture Manager, City of
Kamloops
C. Graden, Arts, Culture, and Heritage Coordinator, City of Kamloops, Recording
Secretary
REGRETS:
A. Watt
GUEST:
A. Klassen, Kamloops This Week
1.
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 4:40 pm. B. Berger chaired the meeting until an Arts
Commission member was appointed.
2.
Agenda
Moved by R. Chatelin, seconded by G. Mantie, that the agenda be
adopted.
CARRIED.
3.
New Arts Commission Members
Councillor D. Walsh, C. Lynch, R. Olds, and N. Remesz were welcomed to the
commission.
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January 19, 2014
Page 2
Minutes
Moved by R. Chatelin, seconded by G. Mantie, that the minutes of the
November 17, 2014, meeting be received for information.
CARRIED.
5.
Appointment of Chair
R. Chatelin was appointed as the Chair, and G. Mantie was appointed as the alternate
Chair.
6.
Meeting Schedule
Arts Commission meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month at 4:30 pm in
the Corporate Boardroom, City Hall.
7.
BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Grants
•
The Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops requested $600 for community development
to assist with the expense of hosting two ukulele workshops. The Arts
Commission recommends a $600 BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Grant.
•
Kamloops Life Drawing Studio requested $254 for personal and community
development to assist with a life drawing exhibition. The Arts Commission
recommends a $254 BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Grant.
Moved by G. Mantie, seconded by N. Remesz, that the following BC
Festival of the Arts Legacy Grants be awarded:
•
Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops $600.00 for community
development to assist with the expense of hosting two ukulele
workshops; and
•
Kamloops Life Drawing Studio $254.00 for personal and
community development to assist with a life drawing exhibition
CARRIED.
8.
Updates
Members shared information on cultural events attended over the past few months, as
well as upcoming events of interest.
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The Kamloops Arts Council is launching an art rental program, which offers
opportunities to businesses and homeowners to rent the work of local artists on a
monthly basis.
Western Canada Theatre - Liberation Days, January 22-31.
Mayor's Gala for the Arts - January 31.
Kamloops Art Gallery exhibitions - January 17-March 17:
Pam Hall: HouseWork(s); and
Michael Markowsky: Faster than the Speed of Sound 21.• Kamloops Symphony:
Baroque Splendor - February 7;
Just So - February 21; and
Soul Music - March 7.
Kamloops Museum & Archives new exhibit - Mary Spencer, photographer,
February 27-June 30.
Kamloops Players - The One Act Show, February 13-21.
BC Living Arts:
Love L. Cohen - February 14; and
Choral Parade - March 29.• TRU Actors Workshop -As You Like It, February
26-March 7.
Kamloops Arts Council - Art Exposed, February 27-March 8.
Kamloops Film Society - Kamloops Film Festival, March 4-15 .
BC Cowboy Heritage Society- Kamloops Cowboy Festival, March 12-15.
9.
Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015, 4:30 pm, in the Corporate
Boardroom, City Hall.
9.
Adjournment
C. raden,
cording Secretary
Arts, Heritage, and Culture Coordinator
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KAM,LOOPS BC
January 12, 2015
VIA E-MAIL
Ref: 220378
His Worship Mayor Peter Milobar and Council
City of Kamloops
7 Victoria St W
Kamloops BC V2C 1A2
E-mail: info@,kamloops.ca
Dear Mayor Milobar and Council:
Re:
Community Poverty Reduction Strategy Stakeholder Forum
Thank you for your continued participation in the Community Poverty Reduction Strategy.
We are writing to you today to provide some background information for your new council
members, and to invite your community to participate in an upcoming Forum to discuss the
Strategy.
As you may know, this initiative was jointly announced in April 2012 by the Ministry of
Children and Family Development (MCFD) and UBCM. With the understanding that there is no
one-size-fits-all solution to poverty, UBCM recommended seven communities —Cranbrook,
Kamloops, New Westminster, Port Hardy, Prince George, Stewart and Surrey —as pilot
communities to reflect a mix of iirban, rural and remote communities across British Columbia.
MCFD hired family consultants to work collaboratively with commimity partners to build local
teams, with the goals of identifying the key barriers families face, connecting families to the
services they need, and creating community plans that innovatively work towards addressing the
barriers.
In May 2014, we published a progress report on the Strategy, which details each community's
action plans, their unique concerns and priorities, and the supports provided to that community.
The report can be found at: www.mcf gov.bc.ca/pdf/community poverty reduction.pdf
One of the recommendations from the report is to host a second Community Poverty Reduction
Strategy Stakeholder Forum. We have booked March 27, 2015, for the event, and hope that
two to three representatives from your community will be able to attend. Ideally, the
representatives would be an elected official, a local government staff member and a community
member. It will be an all-day event and will take place in Richmond, British Columbia. We will
provide more information once the details have been finalized. If you are outside the
Lower Mainland and require financial assistance to attend the event, please let us know as we
have some funds to help cover travel and accommodation costs.
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Ministry of
Children and Family
Development
Office of Deputy Minister
Mailing Address;
Telephone: 250 387-1541
PO Box 9721 STN PROV GOVT
Facsimile: 250 356-2920
Victoria BC V8W 9S2
Web:http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf
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KAMLOOPS BC
H.O.G. CHAPTER #9105
Kamloops BC
Kamloops Chapter B.C. H.O.G.
5479 Dallas Dr
Kamloops, BC V2C-4W7
January 12, 2015
Mayor and Council
City of Kamloops
7 Victoria Street West
Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1A2
Dear Mayor & Council
Since 1988 the Kamloops Harley Owners Group has had the privilege of hosting our annual Charity
Poker Run. For the first 25years of this event the Village of Ashcroft was generous in donating their community
arena for our group to host a dinner and dance following the Poker Run. Unfortunately we have had to move
our event due to circumstances surrounding their ability to host and feed 800 + people.
Last year we decided to move our event to Kamloops since this is where our Chapter originates from
and all the amenities that are available for us and our guests. All of our guests really enjoyed the different
location and the hospitality Kamloops offered to them, many even continued their stay into the following week.
As we are a non-profit group, we are asking that The City of Kamloops Mayor & Council accept our
request to have the fees for the rental of Valley view Arena from May, 28"^ 2015 to May 30*^ 2015 waived or
sponsored by the City of Kamloops. Our rental fee for 2015 is $3,753.33.
All of the money we raise goes to Charity from these Poker Runs. Our major beneficiary is Muscular
Dystrophy Canada, to date we have donated $888,000.00 to MDC and over $130,000.00 to local charities in
Kamloops and surrounding areas. Some of these recipients have been, ASK Wellness, Kamloops Hospice House,
Kamloops Therapeutic Riding, TRU Bursaries, Tk'emlups te Secwepemc School and many more.
Thank you for your prompt attention to our request and I look forward to your reply.
If you would like more information please contact me at the number below.
Sincerely,
Carolyn Lefferson
250-318-5968
2015 Charity Poker Run Coordinator.
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COUNCIL MEMO
Date:
January 27, 2015
To:
Mayor and Council
From:
B. J. McCorkell, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director
RE:
Kamloops Chapter Harley Owners Group Poker Run - Facility Rental
The City's policy for all facility rentals is to charge rent, unless Council has approved
sponsorship, in-kind use, or other consideration.
The Recreation Facilities Fees, Charges, and Regulations Bylaw sets out rental rates for civic
buildings. The rates are based upon a formula for recovery of the actual hourly cost for each
type of building (e.g., arena, hall, etc.). Using this cost projection, the actual rental rate is
assessed based upon age group of the users (e.g., youth - 50% of the cost projection,
adult - 80% of the cost projection, and commercial - 25% above the cost projection) and the
type and number of rooms booked.
The Kamloops Chapter Harley Owners Group rented Valleyview Arena in 2013 ($2,393.79) and
2014 ($3,753.33) to host the group's annual poker run in. The difference in rates between
these two rentals is primarily due to the fact the group requested two set-up days as part of
the 2014 rental. There were also fees associated with equipment rental and service. The
group has requested the same arrangement for the 2015 event. The actual arena use charge
remains the same at $1,234.80/day. The set-up days were charged at $617.40/day. Set-up
days are charged at half of the normal day rate as the building is not available for other uses,
but is not being fully used by the group.
The City receives many requests for the use of facilities as part of fundraisers and community
initiatives, as well as from non-profit organizations. The current rental rates allow for these
uses to occur at a subsidized rate without requiring further discussion over value of service or
purpose, which allows the buildings to generate revenue to offset the tax subsidy required
while respecting community use and need.
B. J. McCorkell
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director
Approved for Council Consideration:
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Dear
Mayor
Milobar,
KAMLOOPS BC
Re: Request for Support to Save Canada Post
Over a year ago, Canada Post Corporation announced a plan to change public postal service as we
know it, and Ae government endorsed this plan. As a result, the corporation has dramatically hiked
postage rates and is planning on eliminating door-to-door delivery, closing and downsizing post
offices, reducing post office hours, and destroying thousands of decent jobs in communities
throughout our country.
These major changes will be bad for seniors, people with mobility issues, charities, small businesses
and many other people who rely on public postal service.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers wants the federal government to reverse the Canada Post
plan, and to look instead for ways to increase service and revenues in areas like postal banking, as
other postal administrations have done. At the very least, we think the government should properly
consult with the public about what kind of postal service they need before allowing Canada Post to
make such major changes.
CUPW has attached a fact sheet with more information about Canada Post's plan.
The union has also attached a resolution that it would like your mvmicipality to consider passing.
To date, over 400 municipalities and municipal organizations have passed resolutions opposing
Canada Post plan for cuts, or calling for a halt to door-to-door delivery cuts until there is proper
consultation. CUPW hopes you will think about joining and building on these efforts by passing
our or your own resolution.
Thank you very much for considering this request. Thanks as well if your municipality passed an
earlier resolution in support of postal banking or improving the Canadian Postal Service Charter. If
you would like an electronic version of the resolution, please contact Brigitte Klassen at
[email protected] Please call me at 613-236-7238 if you have any questions or concerns.
In solidarity,
Denis Lemelin
National President
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National Executive Committee, Regional Executive Committees, National Union
Representatives, Regional Union Representatives, Specialists
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Syndicatdes travailleurs et travailleusesdes postes
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Kurt Leonhardt
68 Battle Street West
Kamloops B.C.
LEQjSLATIVE vSFRVIPF.q
KAMLOOPS BO
[email protected]
250-372-8977
RE:
CLOSURE OF 2^^ AVENUE ACCESS TO WEST END
Problem:
Making accessibility difficult for 100-300 residents living in the West End.
(many TRU students rent in this area)
Channelling more cars into one intersection with no where to go in case of an
emergency road closure
Closing second access to West End. (Victoria St. Access to P' Ave. also closed)
First Avenue is a one way street, hence the West End is not accessible from
Columbia Street. (I'm told it used to be a two way street)
I question if it is wise to channel all traffic coming down Columbia Streetonto 3'''
Avenue and the Hospital access road intersection. City growth, the new Hospital and its
parking building addition will in itself, bring more traffic into this intersection. A major
accident could close the whole intersection off (many of us remember the run-away truck
disaster). Imagine all the traffic on Columbia Street hill with no where to go —for hours.
By closing the 2"^ Avenue access from Columbia Streetmore West End vehicles will
choose Battle Street. Everyone required to go to the West End north of Battle Street will
end up at
Avenue and Battle Street (making this a busy intersection). To avoid the
traffic congestion on 3'^'' Avenue at both intersections, more vehicles will turn illegally on
to the one way access lane leading them to Lee Road. As the access runs parallel to
Battle Street, only compact cars can make the illegal turn, pickups and SUVs go back and
forth to make the switch back corner. A Bus stop and fire hydrant is also located at this
intersection. Corporal Tom Jonson (Kamloops RCMP) expressed concerns about illegal
turns at this intersection years ago before he retired.
Columbia Street at 2"^ Avenue has a design problem.
2"'' Avenue must have a defined turning lane along Columbia Street and not a wide
divider with trees. A narrowlong divider west of 2"''Avenue would allow for multiple
cars to enter this turning lane. If the road is not wide enough for a narrow divider, paint
white turning arrows on the pavement and/or reduce each lane a little. In Kamloops we
have marked pavement turning lanes at Summit Drive and Gleneagles Drive / Gordon
horn Crescent and many other intersections throughout cities. Proper signage indicating
the turning lanes would be required at the beginning and end of the dividers.
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COUNCIL MEMO
Date:
January 27, 2015
To:
Mayor and Council
From:
J. Fretz, P.Eng., Public Works and Utilities Director
RE:
Closure of 2nd Avenue - Columbia Street Widening Project
On January 13, 2015, City staff received a letter from Kurt Leonhardt regarding the closure of
left-hand turns onto 2nd Avenue as part of the Columbia Street widening project.
Mr. Leonhardt specifically stated his concerns regarding:
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The 3rd Avenue intersection getting busier due to the closure;
Illegal vehicle movements as a result of the closure;
The absence of a dedicated left turn lane for 2nd Avenue; and
Limited access for emergencies.
City staff and their consultants reviewed the closure of the 2nd Avenue left-turn access at each
phase of the design for the Columbia Street widening project.
In addition, the City
commissioned ICBC to complete a roadside safety audit (RSA) of the Columbia Street project.
ICBC defines an RSA as "a formal and independent safety performance review of a road
transportation project by an experienced team of safety specialists, addressing the safety of all
road users". The findings of the RSA were consistent with those of the preliminary and detailed
design phases. Closing access for left turns at 2nd Avenue will virtually eliminate vehicular
conflicts leading to the high eastbound rear-end collision pattern that currently exists.
The intersections at 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Avenues will have additional traffic due to changes in
the road corridor from the Columbia Street project and from future growth. This project will
accommodate growth and provide an overall safer transportation corridor for all road users.
The City will monitor the resulting travel patterns (including any illegal movements) once the
road improvements are complete and make adjustments as necessary to increase the safety
and operational efficiency of this transportation network. Furthermore, although it is difficult to
predict, it is not anticipated that the Columbia Street project will negatively impact emergency
response times or emergency access.
The City encourages residents to continue to take an active role in understanding the benefits
and improvements resulting from capital projects.
J. Fretz, P.Eng.
Public Works and Utilities Director
Approved for Council Consideration:
Author: D. Crundwell, P.Eng., Capital Projects Manager
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JAN 2 1 2015
LEGISLATiVF RFRVinFR
KAMLOOPS BC
SCIENCE CENTRE
Ex|>lore IDisojver i L«am
January 19, 2015
To:
Mayor and Council
City of Kamloops
7 Victoria Street West
Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1A2
From: Jim Hebden - President
Dear Mayor and Council
RE:
Performing Arts Centre
The Board of Directors of the BIG Little Science Centre read with interest the following
article included with the Chamber of Commerce weekly email which quoted the "Kamloops
Insider" -
Performing Arts Centre Debut Report - Preliminary Report leaking Its
Debut -
Among those who have given input are cultural groups^ the Kamloops
Symphony Orchestra^ Western Canada Theatre^ the Kamloops Arts
Council^ Tourism Kamloops, the Chamber of Commerce, Venture
Kamloops, Thompson Rivers University, event management companies
and smaller groups that will have improved access to Sagebrush
Theatre with the shift in larger productions to the new centre. A
workshop was held with representatives from those organizations to
find common needs and wishes, so that the basics required for the new
building can be pared down, she explained. "Then we better understand
what the building must have." Possible locations for the centre will also
be analyzed for size and other pros and cons.
We wish to assure the City of Kamloops Mayor, Council and applicable staff that the BIG
Little Science Centre Society supports the efforts to obtain an all-encompassing
"Performance Centre" in Kamloops.
In addition the BLSC Society holds a strong belief that the publicly-run facility should be
more inclusive by having as many attractions as feasible to ensure maximum public use of
taxpayers' dollars. Because the Science Centre is a proven strong draw of families, with a
constantly-increasing attendance in excess of 170,000, we believe that incorporation of a
Science Centre within the performing Arts Centre would be an excellent addition.
Box 882 station Main, Kamloops BC, V2C 5M8
Tel: 250.554.2572
Ship: 655 Holt Street, Kamloops BC, V2B 5G2
Internet: blscs.org
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BRITISH
LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
Columbia
KAMLOOPS BC
File: 21575-Kamloops
Date: 23rd January, 2015.
Mayor Peter Milobar
City of Kamloops
Office of the mayor
Via Email
Your Worship;
I am writing inresponse toyour letter ofDecember 2°'' regarding airquality monitoring inKamloops. In
that letter you asked: when the second monitoring station for Kamloops will be operating, for an update
on the PM2,5 sensor malfunction in November 2014, and what remedies were being put into place to
prevent a similar outage in the future.
The second air quality monitoring station.
I do not know when the second air station will be operational. The mobile air station that will be used as
the second station has been overhauled and is fully operational. We have located a site in Aberdeen
which meets the stringent requirements we have for proximity to large point sources, exposure to local
wind flows, distance from trees and buildings, access, security, and power connections. However, the
Ministry now has a policy that all new installations must have a lease agreement between the Ministry
and the property owner; this agreement must be approved by government solicitors in our Risk
Management Branch. I am now working on the lease agreement. I do not know how long the process will
take. When an agreement is approved, 1 will inform City of Kamloops and provide an estimate of when
the installation is expected to be completed.
PM2.5 Federal station outage in November.
In your letter you state that "the one station was down for a number of consecutive days in midNovember." That is not quite correct. The PM2,5 sensor at the Federal Station was down from 10:00 am
Tuesday 18* until 1l;00am Friday 21®' November. All other instruments at thestation were operational
during the period the PM2.5 monitor was down.
In order to explain what occurred during the PMi.s outage, I must first explain how the BAM 1020
instrument functions. The instrument measures the mass concentration of respirable particulate matter
(PM2.5) in the atmosphere each hour. Air is continuously drawn in through a set of inlets which are
designed to remove particles larger than 2.5 microns effective diameter. The air containing the particles
less than 2.5 microns in diameter is then passed through a filter that removes all particles from the air
stream. Every hour, the mass of particles that has accumulated on the filter is measured. As the volume
Ministry of Envdronment
Southern Interior Region
Mailing Address:
Telephone;
250 371-6200
Environmental Protection Division
1259 Dalhousie Drive
Facsimile:
250 828-4000
Kamloops BC V2C 5Z5
Website: www.gov.bc.ca/env
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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
7 VICTORIA STREET WEST, KAMLOOPS, BC
CITY OF KAMLOOPS
December 2, 2014
File No. CR-3967
Mr. Ralph Adams
Ministry of Environment
Environmental Protection Division
Thompson Region
1259 Dalhousie Drive
Kamloops, BC V2C 5Z5
Dear Mr. Adams:
RE:
Air Quality Monitoring in Kamloops
During the November 25, 2014 City of Kamloops Council (Council) meeting, a concern was
raised about air quality monitoring in Kamloops. The concern originated from a concerned
resident who indicated that there were some issues with the monitoring station in
Kamloops. Specifically, that (i) there is only one station within the City and (ii) the one
station was down for a number of consecutive days in mid-November.
Council discussed these concerns with staff and understands that cities similar in size to
Kamloops also only have one air monitoring station. Council was also informed that the
Ministry of Environment is working towards siting a second monitoring station in the
Aberdeen neighbourhood of Kamloops but that there are some processes that need to take
place before the new site is confirmed. With respect to the monitoring station being out of
commission in mid-November, staff shared with Council the statistical requirements for
monitoring stations to collect data 75% of the time. If 75% of the data is captured then
annual and daily calculations can be completed - the Kamloops station captures data in
excess of 95% of the time.
Although Council was given information about the two concerns, questions still remain. I
ask that you please provide Council with answers to the following questions:
1.
On what date will the second monitoring station be installed and operating in
2.
Please provide an update on the situation that occurred in mid-November and
resulted in the monitoring station being down.
Kamloops?
3.
V2C 1A2
TELEPHONE (250) 828-3494 • FAX (250) 828-3314
[email protected]
What remedies are being put in place to reduce the risk of the station being down in
the future?
Should you require additional information, please contact Jen Fretz, Public Works and
Utilities Director, at [email protected] or 250.828.3697.
Sincerely,
P. G. Milobar, Mayor
City of Kamloops
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