Notice of Public Hearing: March 8, 2022
Updated: Mar 9
Village of Telkwa Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 746, 2022
Village of Telkwa Zoning Bylaw No. 747, 2022
Notice is hereby given by the Village of Telkwa that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers of the Village office, at 1415 Hankin Avenue, Telkwa, BC to consider Village of Telkwa Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 746, 2022 and Village of Telkwa Zoning Bylaw No. 747, 2022. These amendments may affect all properties within the Village of Telkwa.
Official Community Plan (OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 746, 2022)
The purpose of the proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 746, 2022 is to update the language in the Official Community Plan No. 613, 2011 by amending various policies, deleting sections of the OCP and correcting typos; the more significant of which are as follows: a) Deleting the following statement on page 9: Once an OCP is adopted as a bylaw, the Community Plan becomes “official”, and all future land use decisions made by Council must be consistent with the objectives and policies outlined in the Plan. And replacing it with the following statement: Once an OCP is adopted as a bylaw, all bylaws enacted and works undertaken by the Village must be consistent with the adopted OCP bylaw, as per section 478 of the Local Government Act. b) Deleting the following Policy 4.1.5 g) on page 28: g) Examine and promote the creation of solar energy zones in the Zoning Bylaw, which specify standards for roof pitches, solar access provisions and street orientations in order to preserve solar energy options; And replacing it with the following Policy: g) Encourage developers to examine and integrate solar energy options into significant development proposals including consideration of standards for roof pitches, solar access provisions and street orientations; c) Deleting the following Policy 4.2.1 g) on page 30: g) Designate an area with the town boundary for short-term parking opportunities; And replacing it with the following Policy: g) As the Village grows, consider the need for additional short-term parking opportunities; d) Deleting the following Policy 4.3.3 b) on page 31: b) Require new development to locate all utilities (including power, phone, etc.) underground and encourage existing development to locate utilities underground where feasible. And replacing it with the following Policy: b) Strongly encourage new development to locate all utilities (including power, phone, etc.) underground and encourage existing development to locate utilities underground where feasible, recognizing that Council may impose requirements at the time of subdivision or building permit in accordance with section 506 of the Local Government Act. e) Deleting the following Policy 5.1.1 b) on page 35: b) Require the implementation of Telkwa Riparian Area Regulations for all development occurring within in a Riparian Area; And replacing it with the following Policy: b) Support the implementation of the provincial regulations for development in riparian areas; f) Deleting Appendix “B” Riparian Areas Regulation, and all references to Appendix B as found throughout the Official Community Plan, including: i) “Refer to Appendix B for Telkwa Riparian Area Regulations.” at page 34; ii) “as identified in Appendix B” at the end of Policy 5.1.5 g) at page 37. g) Deleting the following Policy 6.4.1 a) on page 54: a) Require Comprehensive Development areas with arable land to dedicate a percentage of land for local food production; And replacing it with the following Policy: a) Encourage significant developments with arable land to devote or contribute a percentage of land for local food production; h) Deleting the following statement in the “Anticipated Zone & Permitted Uses” Column of the “Land Use Designations” Table on page 73: Home Occupation <35% of Principal Dwelling Unit And replacing it with the following: Home Business or Home Industry i) Deleting the following headings and their respective content, including under subheadings, found between pages 84 – 88 in their entirety: i) “AMENDMENT PROCEDURES” ii) “HOW TO MAKE AN OCP AMENDMENT APPLICATION” iii) “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS” iv) “OCP AMENDMENT ASSESSMENT CRITERIA” v) “Other Documents” vi) “Zoning Bylaw” vii) “Fiscal Program” j) At the request of the Agriculture Land Commission (ALC) , updating the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR) boundaries to reflect changes in ALR designation made by the ALC since the Official Community Plan was originally adopted, and therefore, adding Map 1(A) – ALR Lands, attached as Schedule A to this amendment bylaw, to follow “Map 1 Village of Telkwa Land Use” in Appendix A for the purpose of all ALR-related considerations, and updating the Table of Contents accordingly; k) To re-enforce and clarify consistency with section 46 of the Agriculture Land Commission Act, adding to the Note under the heading “Land Use Designations” on page 73 (before the Land Use Designations Table) so that it reads as follows : Note: See Appendix A, Map 1 (Land Use Map) for detailed land use locations. 2022 Update: See Map 1A – ALR Lands, which updates and supersedes the ALR boundaries shown on Map 1 – Land Use. Despite the following land use designations, all lands within the Agricultural Land Reserve are restricted to permitted farm and non-farm uses, with other non-farm uses noted in the designations below first being subject to approval by the Agriculture Land Commission. l) Changing references to Appendix C to be Appendix B throughout the OCP and adding the following notation at the beginning of the newly renamed Appendix B: The following generic definitions were prepared by the consultant assisting with the preparation of the OCP, without Village refinement, and are intended solely to be informative and non-binding.
Zoning Bylaw No. 747, 2022
The purpose of the proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 747, 2022 is to create a more user-friendly bylaw that Village of Telkwa’s citizens, developers and staff can reference and readily determine and interpret restrictions, requirements and opportunities related to: land use; density; siting size and dimensions of parcels, buildings and other structures; location of uses regulating the shape, dimension and area of all parcels of land that may be created by subdivision; off-street parking; screening and landscaping; signage; residential rental tenure; and other development controls commonly found in zoning bylaws pursuant to Part 14 of the Local Government Act. The intent is that the existing Village of Telkwa Zoning Bylaw No. 633, 2013 will be repealed upon finalization and adoption of the Village of Telkwa Zoning Bylaw No. 747, 2022.
The Village encourages people to submit written submissions by mail to PO Box 220, Telkwa, BC V0J 2X0 (Attn: Jeannette Dash); by fax to (250) 846-9572; or by email to email@example.com. Submissions must be received by the Village of Telkwa no later than March 8, 2022 at 4:00pm to be considered at the Public Hearing. You, or your representative, may make representations at the Public Hearing on March 8, 2022. If you wish to attend the Public Hearing virtually, the Village of Telkwa will be using Teams, a web-based video conferencing tool, to hold the Public Hearing. You can attend via Teams using directions provided on the Village of Telkwa website www.telkwa.ca.
A copy of the proposed bylaws and other relevant information may be reviewed at the Village Office between 8:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from February 25 to March 8, 2022, at the Village office at 1415 Hankin Avenue, Telkwa, BC, or on the Village of Telkwa website at www.telkwa.ca.