There were two important items on the Agenda of the 13 December 2021 meeting of Duncan Council.
One was the matter of the application for a Temporary Use Permit to allow temporary cabins on the lot BC Housing has purchased at 610 Trunk Road.
Here is the Agenda Item:
“5.1. Temporary Use Permit – 610 Trunk Road
– Call for Statement of Conflict – Council
– Staff Report
– Applicant Presentation- Shelly Cook, Executive Director, Cowichan Housing Association
– Public Comments (maximum 3 minutes per person)
That Council issue Temporary Use Permit No. TUP-2021-01 for 610 Trunk Road;
And That Council waive the tree replacement requirement and associated fees, as established by Tree Protection Bylaw No. 3135, 2014, for TUP-2021-01, provided that the property owner includes the required replacement trees on the landscaping plan or pays the required tree replacement fees as a part of any future, non-temporary, development on the subject property.”
Here are some photos of the lot at 610 Trunk Road as it appeared in November 2021:
Despite receiving a petition with over 600 signatories from the surrounding neighbourhood opposing the Temporary Use Permit, Duncan Council voted in favour of granting the Temporary Use Permit. Councillor Gary Bruce was the only member of Duncan Council who voted against the Temporary Use Permit.
Here is the video of the Council Meeting of 13 December 2021. Discussion of this Temporary Use Permit and public input on the matter starts at the 3:00 point of the video and concludes at 2:13:06 of the video.
Duncan Council voting on the Temporary Use Permit starts at 2:13:06 of the video and concludes at 2:40:33 with the final vote taking place at 2:40:19.
Here is a map showing the location of 610 Trunk Road:
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