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White Rock City Hall
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING | NOVEMBER 7, 2018 
  • Mayor and Council received a presentation from the Director of Planning and Development Services regarding:
    • The City's Official Community Plan
    • The City's Zoning Bylaw; and
    • Outline of Major Development Projects.
  • Council initiated an Official Community Plan and Zoning amendment for the Lower Town Centre.
White Rock Coat of Arms
FIRST REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING | NOVEMBER 19, 2018 
  • Council received a Corporate Report from the Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations titled "Solid Waste Management: Current Status of the Program". Council requested a review of the Solid Waste plan.
     
  • Council also approved the 2019 Council Meeting schedule and can be found here.
White Rock Council Chambers
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING | DECEMBER 3, 2018 
  • Council approved the Development Variance Permit No. 413 at 15176 North Bluff Road (Bosley’s by Pet Valu) to authorize the existing main fascia sign to exceed the maximum permitted copy (text) height by 0.5 metres.
     
  • Council approved the Application for a Lounge Endorsement and Outdoor Patio for the Manufacturer Licence at 1515 Johnston Road - 3 Dogs Brewery. 
     
  • Council received a Corporate Report from the Director of Financial Services titled "Consumption Based Water Service user Fee Structure" and it was referred back to staff for review and further information to be brought to a future Council meeting. Council also approved moving forward with a 3% increase in water rates.
Highlights this week in Council.
 At the December 10, 2018 Regular Council Meeting - Final Council Meeting in 2018:
  • Dog Owners Group of White Rock appeared as a delegation requesting the City establish a committee to address the implementation of Dog Parks. Council requested a corporate report back with an amendment to Animal Control, Bylaw 1959, proposing dogs be permitted on the promenade (with restrictions).
     
  • Pawan Bakshi appeared as a delegate expressing concerns regarding CR-3 zoning within the City’s Zoning Bylaw. This was referred to staff for a report back.
     
  • Peace Arch Elementary PAC, S. Halliburton, L. Creech, S. Raouf, and C. Sears appeared as a delegation requesting monetary support to purchase a new community playground at Peace Arch Park / Peace Arch Elementary School. This was referred to the City’s upcoming financial planning process.
     
  • Council received for information a corporate report from the Director of Financial Services, titled “City Parking Program Issues and Opportunities” and referred back to staff to report back with further information on parking related matters.
     
  • Council endorsed the establishment of a Task Force that will broadly review and revise pay parking in White Rock, including rates, parking permits, and the integration of the new parkade.
    • Staff will work on bringing forward a draft of Terms of Reference to the next Government and Legislation committee.
       
  • Mayor and Council made appointments to various external organizations and stakeholders for the 2018 – 2022 Council term.
To read the agenda and watch the Council Meeting, please visit the City's Video Recordings of Regular Council Meetings archives page.

Mayor and Council return on Monday, January 14, 2019 for the next regular Council meeting.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, SEASONS GREETINGS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

White Rock City Council wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!

Did you receive Peace Arch News' "Christmas Favorites Carols and Recipes" book?
Click here for the digital copy and see White Rock City Council's message on page 20.
Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year from White Rock City Council.
Sign Up for the latest road work and closure news.
SIGN UP FOR THE LATEST ROAD WORK AND CLOSURE NEWS

As roadwork and construction occur throughout the City on an intermittent basis, sign up to receive notices of road work and closures directly to your phone or email with Notify Me!

Please note, on Friday, December 14, between 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., there will be a partial road closure on Marine Drive as a concrete pour occurs for the stairs at Memorial Park. 

Click here to see all upcoming Notices of Work.
City Hall &Facilities Holiday Closures
CITY HALL & FACILITIES HOLIDAY HOURS

City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Avenue) will be closed for Christmas December 24th to the 28th and will re-open December 31st, 2018 and closed for New Year’s Day on January 1st, 2019.

Click here to read Engineering & Municipal Operations and Recreation facilities operation hours.
SAVE THE DATE - JANUARY 9TH & 10TH, 2019

Details to be announced for a community facilitated forum to engage the public on White Rock City Council's strategic corporate priorities for the term of 2018 - 2022.

The strategic plan is Council's leadership document for the City of White Rock. It sets out Council's specific goals that guide the planning activities within the organization.
2018-2019 Holiday Break Skates
2018 - 2019 HOLIDAY BREAK SKATES

Skate every day over the holidays from December 22 to January 6. Enjoy fun daily themes and entertainment, including skating with Santa on December 22.

Family Skate is 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Stick & Puck is 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Click here for the Holiday Break Skates Schedule
Christmas Events in White Rock 2018
CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN WHITE ROCK

Check out these exciting Christmas related activities taking place throughout White Rock during this holiday season! 

Click here to download the Christmas events in White Rock PDF.

Share your holiday fun on social media with #WhiteRockChristmas and for your chance to be reposted on the City of White Rock's social media channels.

Winter 2019 Recreation Guide
WINTER 2019 RECREATION GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

The Winter Recreation Guide is now available online or pick up a copy at our 4 recreation facilities - You won't believe all the things you can do! PLUS there are Kids Winter and Spring Break programs.

View the entire listing of programs here: Winter 2019 Recreation Guide.

Events Calendar
MEETINGS & EVENTS

Never miss out on all the latest events, meetings and festivals in White Rock by following our Events Calendar on www.whiterockcity.ca/events

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