Metro Vancouver Regional Planning & Agriculture Committee Jan 7

Metro Vancouver BoardImportant meeting of the GVRD on Friday, February 7, 2014

The agenda file is 11 MB in side. 

http://metrovancouver.org/boards/Regional%20Planning%20and%20Agriculture/Regional_Planning_and_Agriculture_Committee-February_7_2014-Agenda.pdf

There are many important agenda items, but here are a few critical ones that caught our attention:

  • 5.2 Regional Growth Strategy Amendment to Reflect Accepted Regional Context Statements
  • 5.5 Regional Growth Strategy and the Agricultural Land Commission 
  • Regional context statements of University Endowment Lands, West Vancouver, and Burnaby

GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT
REGIONAL PLANNING AND AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE

REGULAR MEETING

Friday, February 7, 2014
9:00 a.m.
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia.

A G E N D A1

1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

1.1 February 7, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee adopt the agenda for its
regular meeting scheduled for February 7, 2014 as circulated.

2. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

2.1 November 8, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee adopt the minutes of its
regular meeting held November 8, 2013 as circulated.

3. DELEGATIONS
No items presented.

4. INVITED PRESENTATIONS

4.1 Andrew Petrozzi, Vice-President, Research, Avison Young
Subject: 2014 Office and Industrial Market Reports

5. REPORTS FROM COMMITTEE OR STAFF

5.1 2014 Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee Priorities and Work Plan
Designated Speaker:
Elisa Campbell, Director, Regional and Strategic Planning
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee endorse the work plan
contained in the report dated January 21, 2014, titled “2014 Regional Planning and
Agriculture Committee Priorities and Work Plan”.

5.2 Regional Growth Strategy Amendment to Reflect Accepted Regional Context
Statements
Designated Speakers:
Heather McNell, Regional Planning Division Manager
Terry Hoff, Senior Regional Planner
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Board:
a) Initiate the process for a Type 3 amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy to
incorporate land use designation changes, Urban Containment Boundary
adjustments, and the addition of Frequent Transit Development Areas and Local Centres stemming from Board accepted Regional Context Statements;
b) Direct staff to provide written notice of the proposed Type 3 amendment to all
affected local governments and appropriate agencies; and
c) Give 1st and 2nd readings to Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No.
1201, 2014.

5.3 Extension of Regional Sewerage Services 24330 Fraser Highway Township of
Langley
Designated Speaker:
Terry Hoff, Senior Regional Planner
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Board:
a) determine the extension of GVS&DD sewerage services to 24330 Fraser Highway
in the Township of Langley is inconsistent with the Urban Containment provisions of
the Regional Growth Strategy, but qualifies under RGS 1.1.1 for exception to address
a public health hazard and protect the region’s natural assets;
b) direct staff to collaborate with the Township of Langley to draft a Restrictive
Covenant for the subject property to:
o limit service connection to a specified Fraser Sewerage Area building
footprint boundary,
o specify the connection is authorized only for the existing land use as
specified by the Township of Langley’s current OCP and Zoning Bylaw, and
o require that any amendment to the Fraser Sewerage Area building footprint
boundary, or OCP or zoning status of the property, will require a new
sewerage area application submission to the GVSⅅ and
c) direct staff that a draft Restrictive Covenant be submitted for GVRD Board
approval prior to GVS&DD Board final consideration of this application.

5.4 Office Development in Metro Vancouver’s Urban Centres – Action Plan
Designated Speaker:
Eric Aderneck, Senior Regional Planner
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Board endorse the attached action plan to advance opportunities identified
in the 2013 “Office Development in Metro Vancouver’s Urban Centres” report.

5.5 Regional Growth Strategy and the Agricultural Land Commission
Designated Speakers:
Heather McNell, Regional Planning Division Manager
Theresa Duynstee, Regional Planner
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee receive for information the
report dated January 16, 2014, titled “Regional Growth Strategy and the Agricultural
Land Commission”.

5.6 Agricultural Advisory Committee Motion on Illegal Fill on Agricultural Land
Designated Speaker:
Theresa Duynstee, Staff liaison to the Agricultural Advisory Committee
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Board endorse the resolutions passed by the Agricultural Advisory
Committee:
a) that Metro Vancouver request member municipalities to require a Soil
Deposition Plan for construction projects prior to the issuance of a development
permit;
b) that Metro Vancouver request member municipalities to review the penalties in
their Soil Deposition bylaws for agricultural land to ensure that the penalties
imposed for bylaw infractions are a reasonable deterrent, in that the penalties
are more punitive relative to revenue generated.

5.7 Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee Consideration of Attendance at 2014
Events
Designated Speaker:
Paulette Vetleson, Director, Board and Information Services/Corporate Officer
Corporate Services Department
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee supports remuneration for
attendance at the 2014 BC Land Summit and the Livable Cities Forum 2014 and
recommends attendee(s) to the Board Chair.

5.8 Manager’s Report
Designated Speaker:
Elisa Campbell, Director, Regional and Strategic Planning
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee receive for information the
report dated January 24, 2014, titled “Manager’s Report”.

6. INFORMATION ITEMS

6.1 Provincial Core Review: Protecting and Enhancing the Agricultural Land
Commission and Reserve – Correspondence dated November 13, 2013 from
Malcolm Brodie, Mayor, City of Richmond addressed to the Honourable Bill
Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review, to
the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia and to the Honourable
Pat Pimm, Minister of Agriculture.

6.2 Motion on the Provincial Core Review and the Agricultural Land Commission
Correspondence dated November 17, 2013 from Brent Mansfield and Abra Brynne,
Co-Chairs, BC Food Systems Network addressed to the Members of the Metro
Vancouver Board of Directors.

6.3 Provincial Core Review: Protecting and Enhancing the Agricultural Land
Commission and Reserve – Correspondence dated November 20, 2013 from Deb
Walters, Mayor, City of Pitt Meadows addressed to the Honourable Bill Bennett,
Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review.

6.4 University Endowment Lands (UEL) Regional Context Statement – Correspondence
dated November 22, 2013 from Marie Engelbert, Manager, University Endowment
Lands addressed to Carol Mason, Commissioner/CAO, Metro Vancouver.

6.5 West Vancouver’s Regional Context Statement – Correspondence dated December
12, 2013 from Bob Sokol, Director of Planning, Land Development and Permits,
District of West Vancouver addressed to Eric Aderneck, Senior Regional Planner,
Metro Vancouver.

6.6 City of Burnaby’s Regional Context Statement – Correspondence dated December
13, 2013 from Derek Corrigan, Mayor, City of Burnaby addressed to Greg Moore,
Chair, Metro Vancouver Board.

6.7 Metro Vancouver Office Market Report – Year-End 2013 – Avison Young –
Publication.

6.8 Metro Vancouver Industrial Overview – Fall 2013 –Avison Young – Publication.

6.9 Provincial Core Review and the Agricultural Land Commission – Correspondence
dated January 7, 2014 from the District of North Vancouver addressed to the Board
of Directors, Metro Vancouver.

6.10 Subsidized Water Rate for Agricultural Users in Metro Vancouver
Correspondence dated December 20, 2013 from the City of Pitt Meadows addressed
to Greg Moore, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board.

6.11 Metro Vancouver Regional Planning Monthly Data – January 2014.

7. OTHER BUSINESS
No items presented.

8. RESOLUTION TO CLOSE MEETING
No items presented.

Membership:
Corrigan, Derek (C) – Burnaby
Steves, Harold (VC) – Richmond
Clay, Mike – Port Moody
Daykin, Ernie – Maple Ridge
Froese, Jack – Langley Township

Hepner, Linda – Surrey
Isaak, Kerri Palmer – Anmore
Mussatto, Darrell – North Vancouver City
Paton, Ian – Delta
Reimer, Andrea – Vancouver

Smith, Michael – West Vancouver
Stewart, Richard – Coquitlam
West, Brad – Port Coquitlam
Wright, Wayne – New Westminster

 

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