2015-12-05 — Past week, and week ahead

2015-12-05 — Past week, and week ahead

Coming up …

Peller (Andres Wine site) open house, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. See invitation below.

City council meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Final meeting for 2015. Many topics, including a delegation regarding Gatensbury Road safety, approval of $30,000 for review of land use policies in Moody Centre, and TransPort Moody update.  The full agenda (288 pages) can be accessed from city webpage here.  The 10-page table of contents can be viewed from the link below.
2015-12-08-Agenda Table of Contents

POSTPONED: Public hearing scheduled for Tues., Dec. 8, 2015 regarding an application for 17 townhouses on three properties on the 2300 block, St. Johns Street, has been postponed to Tues., Jan. 12, 2016.

Past week …

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015Let’s Talk Taxes budget town hall meeting. Consultation will continue in the new year, with the next open house scheduled for January 28, 2016. See post Week ahead: Let’s Talk Taxes, Council meeting, Land Use Committee (2621 St. Johns) for more links and information.
The town hall video link is here.
The slides (PDF) are available here. The following is one of the slides.

2015-12-01-budget debt slide

Its interesting to see how debt per capita shot up during a time of rapid development and population growth.

Examples of potential property taxes for 2016 are:
$3,096 — for a household assessed at $566,700
$3,761 — for a household assessed at $750,000 (about $700 more than 1st example)
$5,394 — for a household assessed at $1,200,000 (about $2,300 more than 1st example)

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015Council Committee of the Whole Meeting. The topics covered can be found in the post Week ahead (see link above). The largest amount of time was spent discussing the expansion of Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT). See post Burrard Inlet, Port Moody Arm — questions on soil and contaminants, PCT expansion. The terms of reference for review of land use policies in Moody Centre were also discussed, and moved to the next regular council meeting on Dec. 8, 2015. Interestingly, though council agreed Moody Centre was more complicated than Coronation Park, the budgets are the same for each area ($30,000); in addition, the anticipated timeline for Coronation Park is longer (6-8 months) than for Moody Centre (6 months). Strange. The video for the meeting is here.

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015Land Use Committee. The development application for 2621 St. Johns Street was approved to move forward, though concerns with traffic and parking were noted. It will still require a public hearing before any start of construction. Video for the LUC meeting is here.

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