Tuesday, March 24, 2020

March 23 Council Meeting: Logan Creek Culvert Replacement. Uber and Lyft Business Licensing Bylaw Passed.

Yesterday's Langley City council meeting was held via teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the mayor and staff were at City Hall, the rest of council called in. This meeting was held at 2pm in a streamlined format.

Council gave final reading to the Inter-municipal Transportation Network Services Business Licence bylaw.

As I posted about previously, Langley City is one of the 25 municipalities that are passing the same bylaw which will enable Transportation Network Services such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the Lower Mainland with only one business license.

Any revenue received beyond what is required to administer this intermunicipal licensing program will be distributed among participating municipalities.

Langley City council also gave first and second reading to discharge land-use contracts at the following addresses: 9671 50A Avenue and 19986 50A Avenue. This will start the process to allow for legal secondary suites at those two addresses.

Last June, Langley City awarded a contract for $1,452,717.60 (excluding GST) to replace the Logan Creek culvert as shown on the following map.

Map showing the location of the Logan Creek Culvert Replacement Project, just north of the Twin Rinks Arena. Select image to enlarge.

This contract never moved forward, so the City tender a new contract for this work. Council approved awarding the new contract to Sandpiper Contracting LLP. in the amount of $1,221,090.00 (excluding GST.)

Council also appointed Mary Kydd to the City’s Crime Prevention Task Group.

These special council meetings are still public. If someone wants to attend, they can call 604-514-2800 or email meeting@langleycity.ca to make arrangements. Access to City Hall is currently restricted to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for staff.

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