October 14, 2021

Council Highlights provide a snapshot of the progress made on City programs, initiatives and on Council decision-making. For more information on each initiative, please visit the accompanying link where noted. The items are selected highlights from the October 2021 Council Meetings. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.

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PUBLIC HEARING: 931 Redfern Street – Development Variance Permit Application
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Development Variance Permit Application for 931 Redfern Street. This application will allow for construction of a single family dwelling with secondary suite with variances for setbacks.

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PUBLIC HEARING: 121 Menzies Street – Development Permit with Variances and Heritage Designation Application
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Development Permit with Variances and Heritage Designation Permit Application for 121 Menzies Street. This application allows for a ten unit conversion of the existing house.

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Build Back Victoria Update
Council hasdirected the City Solicitor to bring forward amendments to the Business Recovery from Pandemic Bylaw to extend its validity to October 31, 2022 with new applications connected to a liquor license only being considered until October 31, 2021 and all existing Build Back Victoria permit holders being rolled over until October 31, 2022. Staff will also bring forward interim changes to the Sidewalk Café Regulation Bylaw (renamed the Patio Bylaw) to incorporate lessons learned from Build Back Victoria.

Resource considerations will be prepared to introduce a pilot and establish an on-going Mobile Vending Business Licence and associated permit program as part of the 2023 Financial Planning Process, and staff will include work to streamline the application process for sidewalk applications as a part of this project while providing for proper consideration of accessibility.