The September 26th Bowen Island Municipal Council Meeting was a meeting of adoption and approvals. Both the WASP or Watershed, Aquifer & Stream Protection Bylaw and the Satellite Firehall were given their final reading and then subsequent adoption by Council.
The Community Centre Committee brought forward a more formalized proposal to include the Bowen Island Municipal Hall into the project scope. This was done as the request of Council from the June 13th meeting. It was met with relative approval around the Council table with exception of Councillor Hooper who objected to their not following process by bringing the proposal to a Committee of the Whole meeting with full proforma budget to date statements and with sufficient lead time in order to give the consideration it's full due, in his view. He did, however, support, the idea but not the manner in which it was presented. The issue was brought to a vote and the Committee recommendations to include the Muni Hall and to do some small site enhancements that would include the installation of a display, some signage and a donated bench from the Hoosen family was passed.
Property owners on the West side of the island who saw their insurance premiums skyrocket this year will be pleased to know the Satellite Firehall should be operational by spring of 2012 which hopefully will bring insurance rates down to a more palatable level.
If you wish to watch the video of the Council meeting, you can Download the video here [QuickTime - 339.05 MB] ( with Internet Explorer use right-click > save target as, on a Mac use control-click > save link as... ) or you can watch online after the break.
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