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COUNCIL BRIEFS: North Saanich

• Council is asking district staff to report on the pros and cons of a resident’s proposal to reduce his lot size to accommodate an expansion of a cottage on his property. Resident Peter Mason made the request to better house his growing family and their plans to age in place. The cottage is currently legal, but non-conforming to existing zoning bylaws. Mason is essentially requesting a variance to allow the expansion of the cottage.

• Eleven North Saanich residents addressed council during the public participation period. They spoke to housing growth concerns, zoning applications and even to offer kudos to the district’s outside staff.

• A Civic Ideas website application - essentially an online public comments area - is being considered for the district’s website. Council decided to delay any approvals until later this month in order to get more information from staff and Granicus Inc., the developer of the application. The service is being offered free, except for staff time.

• From its in-camera sessions, council announced that the district has withdrawn from the Capital Regional District regional crime unit and will use the savings to reduce the 2013 and future years’ policing budget.

 

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