Community update – February 23, 2014 – OCP, parks

Upcoming events this week include:

  • Parks and recreation master plan update; and
  • OCP back to council, with a recommendation to prepare an OCP adopting bylaw.  There is no mention of further town halls, or a neighbourhood consultation in Moody Centre — which was approved by council in November 2012.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan update — Monday, February 24, 2014
The City of Port Moody is starting to update its new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This includes reviewing parkland, trails, sports fields, community and recreation centres, and recreation and sports programs.  There will be two public workshops.
When: Monday, February 24, 2014
Where: Parkview Room, Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive
Time: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm (choose the most convenient time for you)

Email or call 604.469.4557 to register! For details or to submit your comments about this project go to www.portmoody.ca/parksandrecmasterplan.

OCP back to council — Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:00 pm (city hall)
The OCP will be on the agenda at the regular council meeting of February 25, 2014.  Public input is allowed.  Council will review the updates from its meeting of January 7, 2014 (see meeting summary at OCP-Still a Pandoras Box of unknown outcomes).   See also, “Port Moodytown” — towers and numbers.

The cover memo to council recommends that an OCP bylaw be drafted, and that the draft bylaw with the OCP be forwarded to the April 1, 2014 Land Use Committee meeting for review.

Subject to Council direction, a potential schedule for next steps in the OCP update process could be as follows:
Land Use Committee — April 1, 2014
1st and 2nd Reading of OCP Bylaw — April 22, 2014
Public Hearing and 3rd Reading — May 13, 2014
Referral of Regional Context Statement to Metro Vancouver Board for Acceptance (start of 120 day review period) — May 14, 2014
Referral to External Agencies — May 14, 2014

The agenda (a very large file) can be found online at:
http://www.portmoody.ca/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=6570

Contact information for the city is available at:
https://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com/port-moody/

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