Notice of Public Hearing – Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3221, 2021 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3166.02, 2021
Notice is hereby given by the City of Duncan that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. to consider Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3221, 2021, and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3166.02, 2021. This Public Hearing will be conducted by electronic means due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Persons who believe their interest is affected by the proposed bylaws may participate by electronic means, in-person or submit written comments.
Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 3221, 2021
The purpose of proposed OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 3221, 2021 is to amend Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2030, 2007 Temporary Use Permit Policies (Section 6.4.2) to replace “emergency shelter, as defined in the Zoning Bylaw” with “temporary accommodation or shelters in any area of the City”. The requirements for public notice and consultation for Temporary Use Permits is not being altered.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3166.02, 2021
The purpose of the Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3166.02, 2021 is to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 3166, 2017 by introducing new regulations for the first storey of mixed-use developments in the Downtown Comprehensive and Neighbourhood Commercial Zones.
How do I get more information?
The proposed bylaws and staff report can be viewed on the City’s website at www.duncan.ca or at City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (except public holidays), and from the date of publication of this notice until 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing.
How do I participate?
There are three ways to participate in the public hearing; written submission, in-person, or virtual participation.
Due to COVID-19 Public Health Orders, in-person attendance is limited. City meetings have been held electronically on the Zoom meeting platform. Registration is required to speak to the bylaw amendments, or to attend in-person at City Hall. It is recommended that you register several days in advance. The City of Duncan Public Hearings are public and will be televised, streamed live, recorded, and archived on the City’s website for public viewing anytime. By registering, you are consenting to your personal information being disclosed and accessible outside of Canada by virtue of webcasting and archiving on the City’s website.
Submit Written Comments:
Written submissions can be delivered to the City of Duncan as follows:
In-Person: City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC
Mail: City of Duncan, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3 Attn: Monika Schittek, Acting Director of Corporate Services
Prior to the Public Hearing, all submissions received by Noon, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, will be placed in the Council agenda package. Please include your name and address in your submission. Written submissions received after this date will be accepted up until the end of the Public Hearing and will be provided to Council. All submissions will form part of the Public Hearing record. Personal information is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be redacted, if required, before being published.
Attend In-Person the Public Hearing:
Please email: email@example.com
Please indicate if you would like to register to be on the in-person speakers list or view in-person, please include your full name and address your email.
You will be sent a confirmation number for your attendance and instructions on where and when to arrive. Please note, masks are mandatory in City Hall.
Attend Virtually (via Zoom) the Public Hearing Online:
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate if you would like to register to be on the virtual speakers list. Please include your full name and address in your email.
You will be sent a confirmation number for your attendance and instructions on how to log in.
View Public Hearing Online (no registration required):
Please note, the Public Hearing is not a question-and-answer session. The purpose of a Public Hearing is for the members of the public to state their opinions on the proposed bylaw(s). Decisions concerning the adoption of the proposed bylaw(s) will not be made until the record of Public Hearing is received and considered by the City of Duncan Council. Please be advised that the City of Duncan Council cannot receive public submissions following the close of the Public Hearing.
For more information, please contact:
Michelle Geneau, Manager of Planning Phone: 250-746-6126 Email: email@example.com
Monika Schittek, Acting Director of Corporate Services Phone: 250-746-6126 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org