Public Notices

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Request for public comment

development variance permit: 220 carnarvon street - permit to vary siting, site coverage, and parking/loading requirements

Eleven (11) Zoning Bylaw variances are being considered for changes to a two-storey rear addition on the protected heritage building at 220 Carnarvon Street (Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church). The rear addition is currently under construction as it was authorized by a 2018 rezoning of the property to “High Rise Public and Institutional District” (P-3 zone). These new requested variances are related to the side and rear yard setbacks, maximum site coverage, projection distances (stairs and balconies), vehicle access location, and number of parking and loading spaces. The changes would allow a larger rear balcony, wider stairs on the east side of the building, and a reconfiguration of the parking lot.

This Development Variance Permit application will be considered for issuance on October 18, 2021. On July 12, 2021, Council approved a resolution requiring written feedback only on Development Variance Permit applications. Send your comments by October 18, 2021 to:

E-mail: 

Legislative Services Department

511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

Drop off at the mailbox on the North side of City Hall

 

Written comments delivered by 5 p.m. on October 13, 2021 will be included in the agenda package. Later comments received until the close of the hearing will be distributed on table at the meeting. All comments are published.


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND THE COUNCIL PROCEDURE BYLAW NO. 6910, 2004

The Council of the City of New Westminster intends to amend the Council Procedure Bylaw No. 6910, 2004.

Council will consider changes to:

  • Allow for fully electronic meetings;
  • • Add definitions;
  • Add provisions for electronic and hybrid meetings of Council, committees, and commissions;
  • Revise the order of the agenda, modernize language, and link to other city policies as approved by Council in the Spring of 2021;
  • Correct the language with regard to revising a bylaw when it is at third reading;
  • Attach guidelines for respectful language for speakers and written comments; and
  • Miscellaneous changes.

Copies of the bylaw amendment and a red-line version of the bylaw are available below:

Council will consider adoption of the changes to the bylaw at the City Council meeting on October 18.

Comments regarding this matter can be forwarded in writing to Legislative Services, by mail, fax (604-527-4594) or email (clerks@newwestcity.ca).

 

E-mail: 

Legislative Services Department

511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

Drop off at the mailbox on the North side of City Hall

 

Waiver of Public Hearing - 733 Thirteenth Street

An application has been received to rezone 733 Thirteenth Street from Neighbourhood Residential Duplex Dwelling Districts (RT-1A) to Comprehensive Development District (CD-84). This would allow the existing single detached dwelling at 733 Thirteenth to be used as a licensed group child care facility with up to 37 spaces. Drop-off and pick-up will mostly occur using parking on site and on Thirteenth Street. The applicant has committed to a number of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) measures to promote access to and from the site, including by staff, to help reduce vehicle numbers and parking impacts, and support the City’s Sustainable Transportation goals.

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

From October 15 to November 1st, 2021:

  • Link to application
  • Read the bylaw and related material at Legislative Services, City Hall 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

 

This bylaw will be considered for third reading and adoption on November 1st, 2021.  The meeting will be open to public attendance and broadcast live at www.newwestcity.ca/watchcouncil.

 


PUBLIC HEARINGS

GUIDELINES FOR COMMENTS TO COUNCIL

Everyone is welcome to write to Council about items on Public Hearing agendas by emailing  or by mail.

Letters and verbal comments to Council about the proposed land use being talked about at public hearings…

Should…

Should not…

Explain your support or opposition and how the proposed use will affect you

be about people or groups of people

…use respectful, inclusive language

….use abusive, offensive, vulgar, or discriminatory language

… use language that is honest, accurate and direct

…use terms that disguise or underplay the true intent of comments

…focus on facts

…speculate or make assumptions

 


HOW CAN I BE HEARD?

1. Provide Comments in Writing: Written submissions by email, post or dropping off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall are welcome and encouraged.

Written comments delivered by 5 pm, three business days before the Public Hearing will be included in the agenda package. Later comments received until the close of the hearing will be distributed on table at the meeting. All comments are published.

E-mail: 

Legislative Services Department

511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

Drop off at the mailbox on the North side of City Hall

 

2. Record a Video: Call for an appointment (604-527-4523) to record a short video to share with Council and on the City's website 

3. Speak at the Meeting by computer, smart device or phone via Zoom:

  • Everyone who logs into the electronic meeting may address Council.
  • All speakers will have five minutes to speak. 
  • Advance registration is highly recommended.
  • The Speakers List will be published on this webpage at 5 p.m.
  • The meeting will be run via a Zoom webinar.

Register to Speak online at: speakers.newwestcity.ca

or Contact Legislative Services to register to speak, make an appointment, or with questions about the process:

Phone: 604-527-4523

Legislative Services Department,
511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

E-mail: 

HOW DO I WATCH OR LISTEN TO THE MEETING?

There are three ways to participate in the meeting:

1. 

Click the Meeting ID button below to watch through the Zoom program, or your web browser by choosing "Join from your browser":

 

2.

Phone: Call 778-907-2071. Enter the meeting ID 655 9404 5919 followed by #.

 

3. Watch the meeting on the City's website

Note: All Public Hearings have the same Meeting ID Number

 

 

E-mail: 

Legislative Services Department

511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

Drop off at the mailbox on the North side of City Hall