Notice to Waive Public Hearing

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Notice to Waive Public Hearing

Public Information Package

Electoral Area F Setback Exception and Sight Triangle Amendments
Anglemont Zoning Amendment No. 650-16, Magna Bay Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 800-33, and Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 825-44

What are Bylaw No.s 650-16, 800-33 and 825-44?
CSRD is proposing amendments to all three zoning bylaws in Electoral Area F. The amendments proposed would update the setback exceptions and sight triangle regulations in all three bylaws for consistency and clarity.

Setback Exceptions
Setbacks protect property owners from potential conflicts by establishing a minimum distance that buildings and structures should be from a property line. However, exceptions are required for common situations such as landscaping, fences, and wheel chair ramps, and roof overhangs.

Sight Triangles
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has created regulations for properties adjacent to road intersections to maintain visibility at intersections. The Ministry has established line of sight regulations which create areas of a property that cannot be obstructed. This regulation supersede local government bylaws.

Waiving of Public Hearing
These bylaw amendments have no effect to policies contained in Electoral Area F Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 830.

Section 454(2) of the Local Government Act provides an option for local governments to waive the holding of a public hearing with respect to a bylaw amendment, if there is an Official Community Plan (OCP) in effect for the area that is subject to the zoning bylaw, and the proposed bylaw amendment is consistent with the OCP, the Board did waive the holding of a public hearing for this bylaw amendment at its October 15, 2020 Board meeting.

How can I find out more about these applications?
A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant background documents may be inspected at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, beginning Wednesday November 25 , 2020 and ending Thursday December 10, 2020 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory holidays). Please note that CSRD office hours open to the public are subject to change depending upon Provincial Health Orders and recommendations.

The documents will also be available to view on the CSRD website starting on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at www.csrd.bc.ca/meeting-agendas-and-minutes under the applicable meeting date. 

How do I send a written submission?
Written submissions will be accepted at the CSRD office, 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC, until 4:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The Board of the CSRD considers the author's name and residential address relevant to the Board's consideration of this matter and should be included in your submission. The author's phone number and email address are not relevant to the Board’s consideration of this matter and should not be included in the written submission.

Written submissions received by the CSRD are subject to public disclosure and a copy may be provided to the applicant.

If your comments are regarding the proposed bylaw amendment please clearly write "Bylaw Amendment Submission – BL650-16, BL800-33 and BL825-44" on your submission.

Written submissions may be submitted to: plan@csrd.bc.ca or to the address above.

Where and when will the applications be considered by the Board?
At the CSRD, 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm BC, during the Regular Board Meeting commencing 9:30 AM December 10, 2020.

Due to special provisions regarding COVID-19 granted by Provincial Ministerial Order M192, the September 17, 2020 CSRD Board meeting will be taking place through the use of remote communications technology and only a limited number of the public will be able to be present. There is no specific opportunity for the public to provide verbal or written submissions about these applications at this meeting. Go to https://www.csrd.bc.ca/inside-csrd/meetings/public-participation/regular-board-meetings to learn about the different Board meeting attendance options available to the public.

The outcome of the applications will be made available to any interested member of the public by emailing plan@csrd.bc.ca or by contacting the member of the planning staff listed below.

Who can I contact about these applications?

Ken Gobeil, Senior Planner, kgobeil@csrd.bc.ca