Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Council Notes: Lane Closure, Financial Plan Amendment, pH Levels, and Building Assessments

On Monday, Langley City Council approved a bylaw to “close” a lane, which the City never built out. The lane’s location is between 5500 and 5510 Brydon Crescent. You can read more about this closure in a previous post.

Council also approved an amendment to the 2021 - 2025 Financial Plan. It is common for Council to approve these amendments as priorities change and funding grants become available throughout the year. For more information, please read a previous post on this amendment.

Council gave first, second, and third reading to a bylaw which would update the City’s Watercourse Protection Bylaw if given final reading. It would change the pH of allowed water discharge into a watercourse such as a creek from 6.5-8.0 to 6.5-9. This range change is consistent with Metro Vancouver Regional District’s drinking water pH levels and provincial requirements. The bylaw also includes a new “Confirmation of Commitment” form.

Langley City owns 34 buildings and has budgeted $65,000 to complete a condition assessment on each building. These assessments will help the City prioritize repair and rehabilitation work over the next decade. Council approved City staff’s request to apply for a $15,000 grant from the Union of BC Municipalities to help offset some of the costs of performing the assessments.

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