Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 24th, 2017 Council Meeting Notes: Hunter Park restoration plan approved, City staff member to attend 54th International Making Cities Livable Conference

On Tuesday, I posted about rezoning and development applications where members of the community had the opportunity to give their feedback to council. On Wednesday, I posted about the City’s year-end financials. Today, I will post about the remaining items that were on the agenda of Monday night’s council meeting.

Council gave final reading, and final approval, to a rezoning application for a 98-unit apartment located near 201 Street and Michaud Crescent. You can read more about this rezoning on a previous blog post.

Council also gave first and second reading to two different rezoning applications. This allows for public hearings to be scheduled for these applications where people can provide feedback. The first application was for a 4-storey, 54 unit apartment near Brydon Crescent and 200th Street. The second application was for rezoning a small section of land that was a former lane.

Proposed apartment building located at 19942 Brydon Crescent. Select image to enlarge.

A few weeks ago, I posted about the Hunter Park restoration plan that was put forward for council to consider by the citizen-lead Hunter Park Task Group. Council approved the recommendation of the task group, and work will now begin on restoring the park. It is expected that this restoration work will be completed by the end of this year. Work on building the new trails, installing the new benches, picnic tables, and fencing, plus planting the grass and native-species plants will begin this summer. New trees will be planted in the fall.

Finally, council approved a request for our Director of Development Service & Economic Development to attend the 54th International Making Cities Livable Conference. In my profession, it is extremely important to attend conferences as they are great forums to learn about new approaches to doing things. They facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best-practices. I believe it is important that our City staff attend conferences to further their professional development because it will lead to a better Langley City.

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