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The latest edition of the Council e-newsletter is now available: The Gibsons Way - November 2013
CHANGE OF VENUE NOTICE
Due to the anticipated high interest in the BC Coastal Ferries Community Engagement, the Gibsons Public Open House location has changed to a larger venue.
Public Open House -November 30, 2013: 10am – 1pm -
Elphinstone Secondary School (Gymnasium) 840 Gibsons Way
For more information regarding the Community Engagement or the schedule please visithttp://www.coastalferriesengagement.ca/.
Gibsons Public Market - Deadline Extended to December 10th
The Gibsons Public Market project is a proposal to renovate the old Yacht Club building on Gower Point Road, and turn it into a vibrant, year-round community hub, including a permanent site for the farmers market, meeting space, community kitchen and an educational centre.
Gibsons would benefit from increased citizen engagement, economic activity in the Landing, food security, jobs and business opportunities and more. Recently, Council agreed to act as the recipient of donations of funds from a GPM Founders Club. The Town in turn will contribute those funds to the project and become a major shareholder of this site. If you want to support this project or get more information visit www.gibsonspublicmarket.com
Official Community Plan Update
We have now opened the Official Community Plan Update Survey #1 (click here for a direct link) and need your input on a series of issues. Please read the display boards used at the open house (click here) BEFORE filling out the survey. These boards give you important background information to help you answer the questions. Feel free to download and/or print the PDF of all the display boards. Survey closes on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013, 5:00 pm. Two $50 gift certificates will be randomly drawn from all survey submissions.
George Hotel Presentation to Gibsons Council
Planning consultant, Art Phillips, and a consultant team introduced Council to the latest proposal for The George development at the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting on November 12th. To view the presentation from this meeting, please visit The George website page.
The next steps in the application process are a staff review and a report to Council in December. If supported by Council in December the applicant and staff would continue working on further details. A Public Hearing and further consideration of the project would take place in March or April 2014.
9-1-1 Telecommunications Tower Public Information Meeting
The Town of Gibsons will be holding an information session regarding replacement of an existing 9-1-1 telecommunications tower on Wednesday, November 20th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please note that this meeting will be held at the Gibsons Area Community Centre, 700 Park Road.
All interested members of the public are welcome to attend this session, which will focus on the need for replacement of the existing structure, two different options for replacement, the financial implications of each option, services the new tower could provide, visual impacts, health considerations, location and site design.
Resource persons from the Town of Gibsons, the SCRD, and Rogers Communications will be there to provide information and answer questions, and a facilitator will be on hand to support information exchange and thoughtful discussion. This meeting has been initiated by the Council of the Town of Gibsons.
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Handpainted Banner Project 2014
Calling all artists! Designs are needed for the banners which will decorate our town for the next two years. Banner designs are juried and must fit criteria listed on the application form. Deadline for banner submissions is December 31, 2013. Applications are available at the Gibsons Municipal Hall, the Landing Clothing Co., from Connie (call 604-886-4722), or can be downloaded below. Share your Sunshine Coast inspired artwork and help make Gibsons a more colourful community! To download a 2014 banner submission application form, please click here.
my Health my Community
Everyone knows we are what we eat, but our health and well-being are also closely linked to where we live and what we do. Understanding exactly how these factors impact one another is at the heart of My Health My Community, a new web-based health and wellness survey developed by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Fraser Health (FH) and the UBC Faculty of Medicine's eHealth Strategy Office. For more information about My Health My Community and to access the survey, go to http://www.myhealthmycommunity.org/. Thank you!