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Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors’ meeting

The Heffley Creek Rifle, Shotgun & Handgun Club would like to expand an existing sport shooting range.
Image Credit: Heffley Creek Gun Club
October 31, 2016 - 11:49 AM

Meeting notes from October 27, 2016:

Pair of Amendments Given Third Readings

After a public hearing, Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2575, 2016, was given third reading.

The owner/applicant is looking for support for an application to extend the Quilchena Comprehensive Development Zone Two Sub-Zone A (CD-2A) to an 8-hectare portion of the property and to amend that zone by adding “marina, not including the storage and sale of marine fuel,” enabling creation of a campground and marina. The application was forwarded to the ALC, which supported it on the basis that it would exchange non-farm use approval from another more productive area to less productive lakefront land.

After a public hearing, Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2577, 2016, was refined to permit the use where and as approved by the ALC and then given third reading.

The Heffley Creek Rifle, Shotgun & Handgun Club requests site-specific amendments to enable expansion of an existing sport shooting range in a remote area of Heffley Creek. The proposed site-specific terms acknowledge that agriculture (and future residential) remain as primary uses with seasonal sport shooting range and short-term dry camping for site events being accessory uses.

Amphitheatre Plans Head to Public Hearing

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2578, 2016, was given second reading and will be taken to Public Hearing in conjunction with a future regular Board of Directors meeting.

Monte Creek Winery proponents have requested site-specific amendments to Zoning Bylaw 2400 to allow an open-air amphitheatre and overflow event parking. The second reading comes on the heels of the Board receiving reports related to acoustical site conditions and potential noise impacts from live music/entertainment events at the planned open-air amphitheatre.

On September 20th the applicants and their technical consultants set up a mock music concert at the proposed amphitheatre site. From this testing a Noise Impact Assessment study was completed and received by the TNRD. The assessment is available and is appended to the Board agenda report.

Solid Waste Review Committees Approved

The Board authorized the Regional Solid Waste Management Committee to serve the role of the Steering Committee for the new Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Review process.

The Board also approved the terms of reference for both the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). It was also decided that the Plan Monitoring Committee meet once per year during the Regional Solid Waste Management plan review process. The Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Review process is expected to last approximately 18 months and it will set the direction for the management of solid waste in the TNRD for at least the next 10 years.

Sign Posting Status Quo Upheld

The Board voted to maintain the status quo when it comes to display of civic addresses in the Regional District. This means that the TNRD will continue to encourage, but not require, sign posting and will direct staff to actively promote address posting through a campaign of communication efforts. The Board also agreed to consider a bylaw amendment to require civic address posting as part of the occupancy permit process for new construction.

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