Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 23 Council Meeting Highlights

Deer Management Program Up In the Air We learned from the Mayor last night during “Mayor’s Remarks” that Oak Bay’s plan related to deer management and a possible cull are looking uncertain.  Available clover traps were vandalized and are no longer available, the Province has indicated that it will not consider cost sharing nor can they lend us any clover traps and the CRD’s pilot program winds down in September.  As you know, I was the sole Councillor to vote…

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Summer Meeting Schedule Confirmed

Please note the following summer meeting schedule for Council and Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings, commencing on July 1, 2014: July 14, COW meeting, Council Chambers, 7:00 PM July 21, Council meeting, Council Chambers, 7:30 PM August 11, COW meeting, Council Chambers, 7:00 PM August 18, Council meeting, Council Chambers, 7:30 PM

Highlights of June 16 Special Council Meeting and Committee of the Whole

Special Council Meeting At a Special Council Meeting held an hour before the Committee of the Whole Meeting, Council completed its deliberations and voted on five edits to the second OCP draft, put forward by Councillor Kevin Murdoch at the June 9th Council Meeting.  Councillor Murdoch’s submissions followed a comprehensive presentation by consultant Catherine Berris.  Council sat until midnight that night so it was agreed by everyone that we would review and deliberate Councillor Murdoch’s submission at a Special Council…

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June 16th Special Council Meeting

A special Council meeting begins tonight at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, related to the draft Official Community Plan, when Council will consider five edits prepared and submitted by Councillor Murdoch, with input from municipal staff, the consultant Catherine Berris and Council colleagues, related to sections on Vision, Goals, Active Transportation and Multi-Residential Permit Areas.  These will form the only agenda items for this special meeting and will be considered by Mayor and Council for approval and addition to the…

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Official Community Plan Moves to Next Stage

The Official Community Plan (OCP) draft moved to the next stage after a marathon session at Monday night’s Council meeting, ending at midnight.  I voted with Council (it was unanimous) to move the document ahead after Catherine Berris, consultant, made a comprehensive presentation to Council, followed by questions and a discussion at the Council table. Following feedback from residents at the last community Open House on May 31st, input from municipal commissions and committees, feedback from the Official Community Plan…

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Update on the Official Community Plan and Other Community News

Another couple of busy weeks have flown by and an opportunity to sit down quietly and write this blog is long overdue.  The last week of May was whirlwind as you know by my last posting and the first week of June has been similar. The turn-out for the volunteer recognition events was rewarding and it is always such a pleasure to attend and recognize all the wonderful volunteers who live and work in Oak Bay.  Our volunteers put in…

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