Sechelt Zoning Bylaw 580 – Request for Comments

The SHCA has received the following letter from the District which will be discussed at the June 5th board meeting. Input is requested by July 4th. There are some information session scheduled for the week of May 23rd. Click on the Have Your Say link for more information.

The District of Sechelt is in the process of updating Zoning Bylaw 25, which is the foundational zoning bylaw first adopted in 1987. The new Zoning Bylaw 580 will align densities, land-use and housing options with the ideas approved by Council through the 2011 District Official Community Plan.
This zoning bylaw update is simply an update to the existing outdated land-use policy document, it will guide the direction and location of future development across the District. The updated bylaw was received by Sechelt Council at the April 27th Committee of the Whole. The bylaw will move through several iterations, with a tentative goal of reaching bylaw adoption by October 2022. First reading of the bylaw is anticipated at Council this week on Wednesday, May 4th.
As part of this process, the District is looking to receive feedback on the bylaw update. Further information can be found online on the District’s Have Your Say webpage, which has a link to the interactive Zoning Bylaw 580 web map.
The tentative plan at this time is to hold a public hearing in early July.

March Board Meeting Notice

The next SHCA Board meeting will be held via Zoom at 4:00 pm on March 6th. If you did not receive an email and would like to attend, please email sandyhookcommunityassociation@gmail.com

Agenda Items:

  1. Updates on the use Skookumchuk Road for access to clear cut.
  2. Short Term Rental Survey Update
  3. Postal boxes on Klahanie Dr 
  4. Sandy Hook Sign
  5. Membership tracking
  6. Picnic Structure at Tot Park

Short Term Rental Survey

The District of Sechelt Council are planning upgrades to the Bylaws regarding Short Term Rentals (STR) in Sechelt, and the local Community Associations have been asked to provide input. In response to this, a Sub Committee consisting of Board Members and Association Members was formed to make sure the collective Sandy Hook Community voice is heard. If you would like to have input, please complete the STR Survey (link below) before March 1st (one survey per household).

Short Term Rental Survey – SURVEY CLOSED. Thank you for your submissions! Results will be posted when available.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can find paper copies at each of the notice boards in the community. If you have any questions or difficulty completing the survey, contact sandyhookcommunityassociation@gmail.com

If you would like to become more involved and have your voice heard, here are some useful contacts:
Mayor and Council: council@sechelt.ca
Online Bylaw Complaint Form https://tinyurl.com/u279r23d
DOS Noise Bylaw https://tinyurl.com/29uw6esc
Planning and Development andrewallen@sechelt.ca

Board Meeting Notice

The next SHCA Board meeting will be held via Zoom at 4:00 pm on Feb 6th. An email notice was sent to the attendees at the last AGM and the Jan 16th meeting. If you did not receive an email and would like to attend, please email sandyhookcommunityassociation@gmail.com

Agenda Topics

  1. Community concerns regarding the use of Skookumchuk Road for access to clear cut.
  2. Short Term Rental Update
  3. Sandy Hook Community Association:  Vacancy for Treasurer
  4. Postal boxes on Klahanie Dr 
  5. Sandy Hook Sign
  6. SHCA Membership
  7. Picnic Structure at Tot Park

Short Term Rentals

Currently the District of Sechelt Council are planning upgrades to the Bylaws regarding Short Term Rentals in Sechelt. The SHCA has been informed that local Community Associations will be asked for feedback. In response to this, we have created a Sub Committee consisting of Board Members and Association Members to make sure the collective Sandy Hook Community voice is heard. To facilitate this, we will be distributing a survey and asking for your input. We’ve decided on a rate scale style survey and hope to have it ready in the coming week, so keep an eye out for it. We are planning to distribute the survey via E-mail, the SHCA website, Post, Community bulletin boards and the community Facebook page. There will be instructions included, we are still working on the logistics.

We encourage you all to email the Mayor and Council if you have direct feedback regarding Short Term Rentals. 

Darnelda Siegers can be emailed at: siegers@sechelt.ca

The Council can be emailed at: council@sechelt.ca

District of Sechelt Online Bylaw Complaint Form: https://www.sechelt.ca/Live/Bylaw-Enforcement/Bylaw-Enforcement-Complaint-Form

Sechelt Bylaws Page: https://www.sechelt.ca/City-Hall/Bylaws

Many thanks for participating!

Best regards,

Ryan Chalke

President

Sandy Hook Community Association

Notice of Board Meeting

On January 16th at 4 pm, the SHCA will be holding a board meeting via zoom. Community members are encouraged to participate! If you are interested in attending, please send an email to info@sandyhookca.org indicating you would like to join the meeting. A zoom meeting link with instructions will be sent on January 15th to everyone who emailed their interest.

Items on the agenda:

  1. Community concerns regarding the use of Skookumchuk Road for access to clear cut
  2. Water Main Upgrades
  3. Sandy Hook Community Association:  Vacancy for Treasurer
  4. Postal boxes on Klahanie Dr 
  5. Upcoming Rules to Short Term Rentals

Annual General Meeting

The 2020 Sandy Hook Annual General Meeting will be held in Tot Park on September 6th at 4pm.

All residents and/or property owners are encouraged to attend. Only Members can vote so please consider joining. Several volunteers will be going door-to-door with a survey and membership form. They will be taking appropriate COVID precautions. Alternatively; residents and/or property owners can complete a membership application prior to the meeting and be able to vote at the meeting.

Key agenda items are;

1. elect new board members

2. decide future for Sandy Hook sign

3. decide to proceed, or not, on a community building/structure

This is an, open air, rain or shine event with social distancing. Attendees should be prepared to wear a mask in case social distancing becomes a challenge.

Full Agenda.

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