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NOTICE OF MEETING VENUE CHANGE – June 21, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, and Council Procedure Bylaw No. 639, 2004, that due to current Public Health Orders the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Gold River will be held via Zoom.

DATE:                Monday, June 21, 2021

LOCATION:       via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/92619303247 (Meeting ID: 926 1930 3247)

TIME:                 7:00 P.M.

Reminder for Applicants to the Provincial Property Tax Deferment Program

If you are applying for provincial property tax deferment program, you still need to claim the Home Owner Grant and pay the utility portion of taxes before July 2, 2021.

Property taxes which qualify for deferment include the current year levy only, and must be net of the Provincial Home Owner Grant, and any utility charges (water, sewer and garbage user fees). All prior year property taxes, penalties, and interest charges must be cleared before you apply for tax deferment. Second residences, such as rental properties or summer cottages do not qualify for tax deferment.

2020 Annual Report

Pursuant to Part 4, Division 5 of the Community Charter and the Financial Information Act Regulation 9, notice is hereby given that the Village of Gold River will present the 2020 Annual Report at the Regular Council Meeting to be held:

Monday June 21, 2021

Via Zoom

Starting at 7:00 pm.

Reports include the 2020 Audited Financial Statements, Permissive Tax Exemptions, reporting on Municipal Services & Operations and progress on the 2020 Objectives, a Statement of Municipal Objectives and Measures for 2021 as well as the Statement of Financial Information including Councils’ Remuneration & Expenses.

The 2020 Annual Report including the Audited Financial Statements and Statements of Financial Information is available for public review at the Village Office during regular business hours through to June 30, 2020 or online at goldriver.ca

2020 Annual Report

Notice of Public Hearing #2

The Village of Gold River is considering the notice of application received from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store at 1b – 390 Muchalat Drive. Prior to providing comments and a recommendation, Council must gather the views of residents of the area if the location of the proposed store may affect nearby residents. Council will be holding a public hearing in respect of the application. Therefore, the Council of the Village of Gold River gives notice it will hold a Public Hearing:

Date:               June 21, 2021

Time:              7:00 pm

Place:             via Zoom

To gather the views of the residents regarding a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store application for 1b – 390 Muchalat Drive.

All persons who want to make their view regarding a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store at the proposed location known to Council may register an opinion 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 June 18, 2021, to Village of Gold River, PO Box 610, Gold River, V0P 1G0; Fax:  250-283-7500 or email:  .

The application 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 June 11, 2021 to June 21, 2021.

Any inquiries should be referred to the Village of Gold River, Telephone:  250-283-2202, Fax:  250-283-7500.

BACKGROUND FOR PROPOSED NON-MEDICAL CANNABIS RETAIL STORE:

The Village has received a Notice of Application from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) for Green Gold Cannabis Company Ltd for a non-medical cannabis retail store license for a retail space located at 1b – 390 Muchalat Drive. The proposed location is in the Pacific Tide Mall and would have the entrance on the back side of the existing building.

Section 33(1) of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act prevents the LCRB from issuing a cannabis retail store license without a positive recommendation regarding the license application from the local government or Indigenous nation. The LCRB is requesting the Village consider the application and provide the branch with a written recommendation with respect to the application.

If the Village decides to consider a notice of application and provide comments and recommendations it must gather the views of the residents of the area if the location of the store my affect nearby residents. It is up to the local government to determine the area, relative to the licensee’s application, where resident’s views must be gathered. Administration is recommending that Council hold a public hearing to solicit the views of the residents of Gold River. Alternatively, Council could direct staff send out a written notice to the community of the proposed application and inviting feedback from residents, hold a referendum (this would be the costliest method), or use another method the local government considers appropriate.

As retail cannabis and cannabis products is not a permitted use for the property, the licensee has also submitted an application for a text amendment to the Zoning Bylaw to permit this use in the zone.

Notice of Public Hearing #1

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:               June 21, 2021

Time:              7:00 pm

Place:             via Zoom

To consider the proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 706.5, 2021.

The proposed bylaw is a text amendment to the Central Commercial Zone – C.1 by including retail cannabis or cannabis products as a permitted use. 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 June 18, 2021, to Village of Gold River, PO Box 610, Gold River, V0P 1G0; Fax:  250-283-7500 or email:  .

The bylaw 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 June 11, 2021 to June 21, 2021.

Any inquiries should be referred to the Village of Gold River, Telephone: 250-283-2202, Fax: 250-283-7500 or .

Background for proposed Bylaws No. 706.5, 2021:

The zoning amendment is to add a permit use to the C.1 zone. The bulk of C.1 properties are located at the village core, bounded by Trumpeter Drive to the west, Muchalat Drive to the east, Nimpkish Drive to the south and Larch Place to the north. In addition, to this core there is a small lot on the west side of Trumpeter Drive (Telus) and a lot on the south side of Nimpkish Drive (Jack Christensen Centre) that are zoned C.1.

The proponent wishes Council to include a text amendment to the current Central Commercial Zone – C.1 to include retail cannabis or cannabis products. This would allow for a retail cannabis or cannabis product business to operate in the C.1 zone subject to obtaining provincial licensing for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store (CRS) licence.

Even with the zoning change, a part of the provincial licencing process is that the local government provide a positive recommendation regarding the CRS licence application, without this recommendation no licence would be issued even if permitted under a zoning bylaw for the applicable zone.

Hydrant Maintenance

Crews will be working on hydrant maintenance between June 7th and June 21st. If you experience discoloration or air in your water, you should run the water until it is clear.

Affected areas are:

  • Matchlee Drive
  • Conuma Drive
  • Mount Heber Drive
  • Golden Hinde Place
  • Elkhorn Drive
  • White Ridge Drive
  • Ucona Court
  • Industrial Park Place
  • The Lodge
  • Sea &Field
  • Gold River Trailer Court.

NOTICE OF MEETING VENUE CHANGE – June 7, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, and Council Procedure Bylaw No. 639, 2004, that due to current Public Health Orders the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Gold River will be held via Zoom.

DATE:                Monday, June 7, 2021

LOCATION:       via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/93530240210 (Meeting ID: 935 3024 0210)

TIME:                 7:00 P.M.

Spray Park Opening

The spray park will open Friday May 21. The park will be operational daily from 11am – 7pm.

NOTICE OF MEETING VENUE CHANGE – May 17, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, and Council Procedure Bylaw No. 639, 2004, that due to current Public Health Orders the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Gold River will be held via Zoom.

DATE:                Monday, May 17, 2021

LOCATION:       via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/98414398459  (Meeting ID: 984 1439 8459)

TIME:                 7:00 P.M.

Road Closure

On May 13th (7 am – 12 pm) Matchlee Drive from Nootka Drive intersection to Mount Heber Drive will be closed for asphalt repairs.

All traffic can use Ucona Main during this time.

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