Community update — Upcoming events, Flavelle Oceanfront Development, tree bylaw

Community update — Upcoming events, Flavelle Oceanfront Development, tree bylaw

Port Moody Council Meeting — April 28, 2015, starting at 7:00 pm.

First up, two public hearings:
Heritage designation bylaw (Belcarra South Cottages)
Mega Homes — Proposed Zoning Bylaw Text Amendments to Address House Height, Siting and Size Concern

You can comment at the public hearings and/or send a note to council@portmoody.ca, and clerks@portmoody.ca before the end of the public hearing.

Full public hearing and regular council agendas available from this link.

A few items on regular council’s upcoming agenda …

—$20 Child and Youth Summer Promotional Drop-in Pass (Parks and Recreation)

—Barnet Landfill — grant application to remediate, and return most of the space for parkland

—Discussion on the two public hearings (heritage and mega homes — see above)

—City owned and operated boat (fire-rescue)

—Five year financial plan and bylaw (and property tax rates)

—Secondary suite task force — to review effectiveness of plan put into place in 2004

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On Tues., April 21, 2015, Council Committee of the Whole (COTW) met and discussed repairs to City Hall (Civic Centre Envelope Project). The Tri-City News reported on the meeting: Repair bill for Port Moody could hit nearly $4 million.

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The Port Moody Ecological Society is holding its annual Fingerling Festival on Sat., May 2, 2015, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Fun for the whole family. For more information, click here.

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Save the date: The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thurs., May 28, 2015, at Kyle Centre. 7:00 pm. More details will follow. For map of catchment area, click here.

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Flavelle mill site – labelled E on map

Oceanfront-mill siteMCCA has been informed that some Moody Centre residents have received leaflets about “An exciting transformation proposed for the Flavelle site.” MCCA has asked for more information from the company and from the contact listed on website Flavelle Oceanfront Development (www.flavelleoceanfront.ca).

The mill site was one of the factors in the lawsuit launched by Metro Vancouver/GVRD against Port Moody, and proposed zoning changes have been very controversial. At the recent March 24, 2015 OCP public hearing and subsequent council meeting, the site designation was returned to industrial.

UPDATE: Message from company rep
“We are just starting to get into the community and this weekend we are hosting our first kiosk at the Farmers Market in Port Moody. This is the beginning of a consultation process that we envision will take us well into 2016. We will be making our way to various community events to highlight the opportunity and start gathering feedback on the future for the Flavelle oceanfront. We will also be hosting a number of Open Houses and take the opportunity to have roundtable discussions / coffee chats with various organizations.”

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Tree Bylaw Update
The City of Port Moody is seeking input on updates to the Tree Bylaw and Policy. The update includes wording about trees on private lands. For more information, visit the city webpage http://www.portmoody.ca/trees. The city is asking for feedback by May 22, 2015.

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We welcome your comments, either by email (mcca.pm@gmail.com), or as a comment on this site.

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