7:00 P.M.

Meeting #:
Council Chambers, City Hall

  • Recommendation

    That Council approve the agenda for this Regular Meeting of Council for February 4, 2020.

Council wishes to rise with report on the following item from the January 7, 2020 Closed Session of Council:

  • CE 2020-001
    The resignation of Steve Elkiw from the Council Remuneration Committee and the waiving of the Committee Terms of Reference to enable the Committee to continue its work with three members of the public.
  • Recommendation

    That Council approve the minutes of the Public Hearing and Regular Meeting of Council, held January 21, 2020.

Mayor Stone has proclaimed February 20th, 2020 as “Kinsmen and Kinettes Day”, and February 16th to 22nd  as “Kinsmen and Kinettes Week” in the Town of Ladysmith, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of KinCanada, and in appreciation of Ladysmith's local club's dedication and service to our community over the past 68 years.

  • Recommendation

    That Council:

    1. Issue Development Permit 3060-19-19 for a two-storey industrial building at 902 Ludlow Road (PID: 030-553-164).
    2. Authorize the Mayor and Corporate Officer to sign Development Permit 3060-19-19.
  • Recommendation

    That Council:

    1. Adopt the following resolution:

    Whereas: Climate change creates risks to our economic, social and physical environments.

    Whereas: The overwhelming scientific consensus is that human activities are contributing to climate change.

    Whereas: A response to climate change will consist of mitigation and adaptation.

    Whereas: Mitigation of climate change will necessarily include a transition to a low carbon society.

    Whereas: The transition to a low carbon society could effect the economic and social environments negatively for a period of time, and those negative effects on the lives of citizens must be minimized.

    Whereas: Adaptation to climate change will involve the ‘hardening’ of public assets

    Whereas: The Town of Ladysmith exists to provide: good government; services, laws and other matters for the benefit of the community; stewardship of public assets AND to foster the economic, social, and environmental well being of the community.

    Therefore Be It Resolved That:
    The Town of Ladysmith acknowledges the emergent risks posed by climate change to our economic, social and physical environments.

    And further, the Town of Ladysmith has adopted and will continue to adopt plans, bylaws, policies and spending that: facilitate the smoothest possible socio-economic transition to a low carbon community; mitigate the carbon footprint of the Town and its citizens; and adapt/build public assets to withstand and/or overcome the effects of climate change.

    2. Authorize an additional $15,000 to fund a geotechnical survey of the Town-owned property at 1260 Churchill Place with the funds to come from the real property reserve.

    3. Allocate $3,000 from the unspent funds from the 2019 Grant in Aid budget to offer a Grant Writing Workshop to local organizations.

    4. Allocate the 2020 Grants in Aid as follows:


    Preliminary Approval 2020

    Ladysmith Fire Rescue - Santa Parade


    Ladysmith Golf Club Society


    Ladysmith Show and Shine


    Ladysmith & District Historical Society


    Ladysmith Festival Of Lights


    Ladysmith Downtown Business Association


    Art Council of Ladysmith and District


    Stz'uminus First Nation


    Ladysmith and District Marine Rescue Society


    Ladysmith Ambassador Program


    Old English Car Club Central Island Branch


    Ladysmith Maritime Society


    Ladysmith Celebrations Society


    Ladysmith Family and Friends Society


    Cowichan Family Caregivers Support Society


    Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society - Ladysmith Chapter


    Ladysmith Community Gardens Society


    Ladysmith Little Theatre


    St Philips Church - Open Table


    Citizens on Patrol


    LSS - Frank Jameson Bursary




    Waiving Fees


    Late Applications/ Council Discretion





    5. Consider the draft Park and Facility Naming Policy and application process, with accompanied park and facility naming inventory.

  • Recommendation

    That Council set a new single family residential water consumption target for the Town of Ladysmith of 25 per cent lower than the BC residential average single family consumption rate.


The purpose of Bylaw 2024 is to to provide for a reduction of a development cost charge for a not-for-profit rental housing project located at 314 Buller Street

  • Recommendation

    That Council adopt Town of Ladysmith Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Development Cost Charges Reduction Bylaw, 2019, No. 2024.

  • Recommendation

    That Council:

    1. Approve the request from Ladysmith Family and Friends (LaFF) in their correspondence dated January 22, 2020 to plant a memorial tree in the Aggie Hall parking lot roundabout dedicated in memory of Jenny VanHorn;
    2. Thank LaFF and the Ladysmith Secondary School class of 2019 for their donation; and
    3. Direct staff to work with LaFF representatives with respect to the dedication of the tree.
  • A maximum of 15 minutes is allotted for questions.
  • Persons wishing to address Council during “Question Period” must be Town of Ladysmith residents, non-resident property owners, or operators of a business.
  • Individuals must state their name and address for identification purposes.
  • Questions put forth must be on topics which are not normally dealt with by Town staff as a matter of routine.
  • Questions must be brief and to the point.
  • Questions shall be addressed through the Chair and answers given likewise. Debates with or by individual Council members or staff members are not allowed.
  • No commitments shall be made by the Chair in replying to a question. Matters which may require action of the Council shall be referred to a future meeting of the Council.