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Financial Plan – Open House

The Village of Gold River is inviting the public to attend an open house at the Village Office to learn more about the five-year Financial Plan for the Village. There will be two sessions: March 15, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm and March 16, 2022 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Open house will take place in Council Chambers at 499 Muchalat Drive with Staff and Council available to answers questions.

For a brief overview of finances see financial presentation below.

Open House – Financial Plan

2022 Financial Plan Mar 7

Notice of Development Variance Permit

The RCMP has been approved to construct a new detachment at 495 Maquinna Crescent. However, the proposed accessory building behind the detachment will exceed the maximum height allowance for the current zoning of “Civic Use Zone – P.2”. This zoning allows for a maximum height allowance of 9.1 meters for the principal building and 4.6 meters for an accessory building. The Development Variance Permit being applied for will allow the RCMP to construct an accessory building with a height of 7.45 meters to accommodate a boat vessel.

Notice is hereby given under section 499 of the Local Government Act to residents of the Village of Gold River that this development variance permit will be presented to Council on March 7, 2022. The proposed permit will be available for public inspection at the municipal office at 499 Muchalat Drive from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding stat holidays. Questions or concerns can also be directed to the undersigned.

NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT

Notice of Date and Time of Rescheduled Council Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, and Council Procedure Bylaw No. 733, 2021, that the Regular Council meeting originally scheduled for January 4, 2022 has been rescheduled for:

                   DATE:               Monday, January 10, 2022  

                   LOCATION:      Village Hall, 499 Muchalat Drive

                   TIME:                7:00 P.M. 

Council Meeting Rescheduled

Due to the snow event and the power outages, the Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 4, 2021 at 7pm is being rescheduled to Monday, January 10, 2021.

Notice of Public Hearing

Pursuant to Section 464 of the Local Government Act RSBC 2015, the Council of the Village of Gold River gives notice it will hold a Public Hearing:

Date:               December 6, 2021

Time:              7:00 pm

Place:             Council Chambers, 499 Muchalat Drive

To consider the proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 706.7, 2021.

The proposed bylaw is a text amendment to add a definition for “Pet Services” and to add “Pet Services as a permitted use in the Central Commercial Zone (C.1) (Section 18.1).  All persons who believe their interest in property may be affected by the proposed bylaw and wish to register an opinion may do so by:

  1. Appearing before Council at the said Public Hearing; and/or
  2. Forwarding written submissions for Council’s consideration, prior to 5:00 pm December 3, 2021, to Village of Gold River, PO Box 610, Gold River, V0P 1G0; Fax:  250-283-7500 or email:  .

The bylaws and other written information pertaining to this matter may be viewed at the Village of Gold River office located at 499 Muchalat Drive, Gold River, BC between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday inclusive, excluding statutory holidays, from November 17, 2021 to December 6, 2021.

Any inquiries should be referred to the Village of Gold River, Telephone: 250-283-2202 or .

BACKGROUND FOR PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 706.7, 2021:

The applicant has applied for a Zoning Amendment to amend the permitted uses in Central Commercial Zone (C.1).

The applicant wishes to include Pet Services in the C.1 zone. The C.1 zone is the properties bounded by Muchalat Drive to the east, Nimpkish Drive to the South and Trumpeter Drive to the west. In addition, the Jack Christensen Centre property is also zoned C.1.

The applicant as requested a text amendment to include a definition for ‘Pet Services’ and to add Pet Services as a permitted use in the C.1 zone.

Notice of Special In-camera Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, and Council Procedure Bylaw No. 639, 2004, that a Special In-camera meeting of the Council of the Village of Gold River has been scheduled for:

                   DATE:               Monday, November 15, 2021  

                   LOCATION:      Village Hall, 499 Muchalat Drive

                   TIME:                1:00 P.M. 

This meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to the Community Charter Section 90(1) (k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.

Notice to Update Council Procedure Bylaw

In accordance with Section 124(3) of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the Council of the Village of Gold River intends to consider substituting “Council Procedure Bylaw No. 639, 2004” with “Council Procedure Bylaw No 733, 2021.
In general terms, the proposed procedure bylaw will change as follows:

  • With the change in election date, the inaugural meeting section is updated to remove reference to December and re-word to the first Monday in the month following a general local election.
  • Modify the regular council meeting schedule to reflect current practice of one meeting in the months of July, August and December.
  • Remove the section regarding annual meeting as this is mandated by the Community Charter and not necessary within a procedure bylaw.
  • Revised the electronic meetings section to incorporate the recent changes in the Community Charter for electronic meetings. Changes would be to allow for electronic meetings for regular council, special council and committee meetings. Further, the development of an electronic meeting policy to provide further guidance for electronic meetings has been developed.
  • Changes to agenda submission deadline be changed to noon from 5pm. This change would allow for additional time to permit proper review of submitted information prior to placing on the agenda so that the agenda can be made available for Council and the public by Friday afternoon. The same change of deadline would be made for delegation requests so that they align with the agenda preparation process.
  • Changes were also done to update and provide further guidance regarding public hearings.
  • Housekeeping changes have also been done such as, updating of legislative references within the procedure bylaw to reflect the changes done by the province in the enabling legislation.

A copy of “Council Procedure Bylaw No. 733, 2021″ is available for viewing here or in person, Monday through Friday, except Statutory Holidays, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Village Office, 499 Muchalat Drive, Gold River BC, V0P 1G0 (250) 283-2202.

NOTICE OF MEETING VENUE CHANGE – September 20, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, and Council Procedure Bylaw No. 639, 2004, that under Ministerial Order M192 the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Gold River will be held via Zoom.

DATE:                Monday, September 20, 2021

LOCATION:       via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85872438363 (Meeting ID: 858 7243 8363)

TIME:                 7:00 P.M.

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