Council Highlights - October 8, 2019

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COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

October 8, 2019

"Council Highlights" provide a summary of key decisions made by Council during regularly scheduled meetings.

Click here see full agenda packages, minutes and video recordings.

Agenda Items:

  • Delegation from John Bowman, President and CEO, North Island College:  The delegate presented on North Island College's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan; including regional enrollment statistics, strategic planning priorities, and opportunities for the community to provide input. 
  • Delegation from Heather Shobe, Agricultural Support Worker, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District:  The delegate presented on the background of the Coastal Addendum to the Alberni Agricultural Plan, the plan's implementation and key activities, funding opportunities, and details of the Coastal Agriculture Roundtable.
  • Council heard a presentation from Nancy Cameron, Executive Director, Tourism Tofino, regarding Tourism Tofino's 2020 One-Year Tactical Plan; including 2020 priorities and strategies, budget details, and accommodation occupancy statistics.
  • Liquid Waste Management Plan Loan Authorization:  Council adopted Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1253, 2018, authorizing the borrowing of the estimated cost of constructing the Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated conveyance system.  The District was successful in their application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP-EQ) and has been awarded 73.3% of the estimated eligible project costs. The design of the project is now going through the value engineering process, and once this process is complete the project will be tendered and construction expected to begin in 2020.    
  • Development Permit No. 07-19 for the property at 221 Campbell Street was approved.
  • "District of Tofino Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 1271, 2019" was adopted.
  • "District of Tofino False Alarm Bylaw No. 1272, 2019" was adopted.
  • Council authorized the establishment of the "Tofino Community Fund" with the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, in memory of Councillor Dorothy Baert.  The endowment fund will provide funds to the various organizations that enrich the lives of Tofitian's and the region's residents, and aims to grow over time for the long-term benefit of the community.  Benefactors will be able to make donations to the fund through the Clayoquot Biopshere Trust. 

Employment Opportunity:

The District of Tofino is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Temporary Bylaw Enforcement Officer.

Under the general direction of the Manager of Protective Services, this position emphasizes public education and relations offering a unique opportunity to work both as an enforcement officer and community liaison. Work involves providing information and assistance to the public, carrying out regular patrols, gathering evidence and preparing all documentation necessary for effective enforcement of District bylaws

A detailed job description outlining primary duties and responsibilities is available on the District's website at www.tofino.ca/employment-and-volunteer. 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, in confidence, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019 to Brent Baker, Manager of Protective Services by:

Email:  bbaker@tofino.ca
Mail:  District of Tofino, PO Box 9, Tofino BC, V0R 2Z0
Hand:  121 Third Street, Tofino BC

Other District News:

Tsunami Risk Mitigation Planning Survey:  The District needs your input on specific, actionable, tsunami risk mitigation options for Tofino. To provide feedback, please take a few minutes to complete the online survey available here.

Are you looking for information about the Seismic Upgrade Project at the Ucluelelet Elementary and Secondary School campuses?  There will be a public meeting held on Wednesday, October 16yh at 7:00 PM in the USS Band room with a presentation from the project team followed by time for questions and input.

Highway 4 - Kennedy Hill Traffic Updates:  For the updated project closure schedule please click here.

Reminder: The next regular Council meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM.  Click here to view the schedule.


For more information, please contact the Corporate Services Deparment at:
(T) 250-725-3229