Council Highlights - September 10, 2019

Posted: September 13, 2019

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About Council Highlights

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

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Agenda Items

  • Sandra Leslie, Trustee, School District 70, presented Council with an update on SD70's current programs, services, and projects.  Leslie spoke to seismic upgrades planned for the Ucluelet elementary and secondary schools, regional enrollment statistics, and answered questions regarding public access to the gymnasium at Tofino's Wickaninnish Community School.
  • A Council Grant was awarded to the Pacific Rim Hospice Society in the amount of $2,000.
  • Transportation-Related Noise Complaints:  Council directed staff to draft a policy of non-enforcement regarding noise complaints from idling or continuously running trucks or buses when located within a depot, and to continue working to find solutions to mitigate concerns of the public in regards to noise complaints.
  • RCMP Opening Ceremony:  Council approved temporary road closures for October 4th, 2019, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to accomodate the RCMP Opening Ceremony event.
  • Council denied Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1269, 2019 for the property at 901 Campbell Street (Gas N Go), that would have facilitated the retail sale of alcohol on the subject property.
  • Tofino Brewery Zoning Amendment Application:  Council authorized staff to proceed with further review of a zoning amendment application for 691 Industrial Way (Tofino Brewery).  The application proposes to increase the maximum permitted seats and maximum floor area of the accessory lounge on the subject property, and will proceed to first reading after further staff review.
  • District of Tofino Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 1271, 2019 was read a first, second, and third time.  The administrative fees in the proposed Bylaw are expected to aid in cost recovery for services provided by the District of Tofino.
  • District of Tofino False Alarm Bylaw No. 1272, 2019 was read a first, second, and third time.  The establishment of fees in the proposed Bylaw aims to ensure cost recovery for responding to false alarms, and to encourage compliance for the safety of firefighters and the public.  The Bylaw proposes no charge for the first false alarm attendance for a subject property, and then increased fees for each consecutive false alarm attendance at the same property.   
  • Provincial Plastics Action Plan: Council reviewed the joint submission from the Districts of Tofino and Squamish to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding proposed amendments to the Recycling Regulation of the Environmental Management Act to address plastic waste. In response to the “Plastics Action Plan Policy Consultation Paper”,Tofino and Squamish are taking the lead by asking local governments across the province to join a submission on the critical issue of reducing plastic waste. To date, 8 other local governments have signed on.
  • District of Tofino Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1169, 2012 for the property at 200 Campbell Street was read a third time.
  • District of Tofino Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1243, 2018 for the properties at 605, 613, and 621 Industrial Way was read a third time. 

Other District News

  • Highway 4 - Kennedy Hill Traffic Updates:  For the updated project closure schedule please click here.
  • The Free Seasonal Shuttle service will be ending on September 15, 2019.  If you are in town over the weekend get the schedule at, or provide feedback on your experience at
  • Reminder:  The next regular Council meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM.  Click here to view the schedule.

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