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Gibsons OCP Update Open Houses Monday and Tuesday Night
This Monday and Tuesday, Open Houses will be held at the Gibsons & Area Community Centre for the OCP Update. During this Open House people are invited to discuss and comment on proposed policy directions. The Open Houses start at 6:30 and run till 8:30. This is your opportunity to let your ideas be heard. For backgrounds on the process to date please see our video.
Open House about Coach Housing Options
The Town of Gibsons is considering enabling coach housing in some neighbourhoods, through permissive zoning and form and character development permit guidelines. Coach housing - a form of detached accessory dwelling units - can provide additional housing opportunities in existing neighbourhoods. It also can provide affordable options for both homeowners and renters. These small units make use of existing infrastructure reducing the need to build new Town infrastructure.
For more information on the backgrounds of this initiative, the presentation provides a quick overview. For more detailed information, please see the background report that was presented to Council in January.
Town Submits Report on Climate Action
The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Public Report is finalized and ensures the Town qualifies for a $3,400 reimbursement from the Province for carbon tax paid in 2013 on municipal fuel usage. The report summarizes the actions undertaken in 2013 to reduce Green House Gas emissions.
ICBC Driver Licencing - Change of Hours
WINTER HOURS: Effective January 18, 2014, the Town of Gibsons, ICBC Driver Licencing Department will be closed Saturdays. Service will be available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Gibsons Way Newsletter
Report on The George
The Director of Planning provided a staff report to the January 14, 2014 Committee meeting requesting direction on items related to the rezoning application and Development Permit application for form and character. The report was accompanied by a presentation. Click on the link to the right for The George to view those documents.
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!