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1 Agenda for the 7:00 pm Monday, March 2,2015, Town of Qualicum Beach Regular Council Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber, Municipal Office, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC Page No. (This meeting may be recorded) ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA THAT Council adopts the March 2,2015 regular Council meeting agenda APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES THAT Council approves the February 16,2015 regular Council meeting rninutes. 3. BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES (1) Waterfront Tree Celebration of Life - For Information (2) Judy Wilson, 815 Beach Road (6 February 2015), requesting that Council consider appealing to Vancouver Island University to keep the Parksville/ Qualicum Tutoring Program, as it is set to close by March 31,2015 (3) Notice of Motion from February 16,2015 (Councillor Avis) THAT Council directs staff to revisit the Town purchasing policy to ensure there is equity in the issuance of the Town's advertising funds AND THAT notices be split between the two local newspapers, the Oceanside Star and the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. (4) Notice of Motion from February 16,2015 (Councillor Horner) (1) THAT Council instructs staff to provide a report outlinging options for an iuuminated pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Village Way and Qualicum Road; AND FURTHER THAT Council instructs staff to produce a vegetation management plan for site lines on Village Way and Qualicum Road. (2) THAT Council instructs staff to investigate providing a picnic table at Christleton Park. 4. DELEGATIONS (1) Paul Hasselback, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Island Health Authority - presenting the 2014 Local Health Area Profile Data for Qualicum and discussion of local implications - Health at the Local Level Powerpoint Presentation 39 Staff Recommendation: THAT Daniel Sailland, Town of Qualicum Beach Chief Adrninistrative Officer, be designated as the local government liaison to the Island Health Authority in accordance with Section 83 of the Public Health Act; AND FURTHER THAT the Town of Qualicum Beach send notice of the designation of the local government liaison to Island Health by way of the local Medical Health Officer. (2) Ansel Updegrove and Bill Preston, Community Education and Wellness Society - presenting a "Vision for the Heart of the Community at Qualicum Commons" - For Information

2 Town of Qualicum Beach March 2, 2015 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Page 2 of3 5. CORRESPONDENCE (1) Correspondence Log - March 2, For Information (2) John Craig, Nanaimo Airport Commission Board Chairman, (6 February 2015), requesting that the Council of the Town of Qualicum Beach writes a letter in support for the Nanaimo Airport Expansion (3) Albert Boode, Canadese Begraafplaats Holten (1 February 2015), regarding donation of Town pins and a Town Flag for schoolchildren. Staff Recommendation: THAT Council instructs staff to provide 350 Town pins and one Town Hag for the 75 th Anniversary of the May 5,2015 Liberation Day ceremony in Holten, Netherlands. 53 (4) Marilyn Dawson, 843 Woodridge Place, urging Council to persuade Vancouver Island University to continue the Tutoring program in Parksville. 6. COMMITTEE & LIAISON REPORTS (1) General Government (Mayor Teunis Westbroek) (2) Arts & Culture (Councillor Barry Avis) (3) Parks & Recreation (Councillor Neil Horner) (4) Protective Services (Councillor Bill Luchtmeijer) (5) Community Development (Councillor Anne Skipsey) 7. STAFF REPORTS (1) Chief Administrative Officer (Daniel Sailland) (a) Monthly Management Verbal Report - For Information (2) Corporate Administrator (Heather Svensen) (a) Announcement of Council Meeting Motions (3) Financial Administration (John Marsh) (4) Fire Department (Darryl Kohse, Fire Chief) (a) Monthly Fire Department Report - For Information (5) Planning (Luke Sales, Director of Planning) (a) Monthly Construction and Building Permit Report - For Information 58 (b) Harlech Road Fire Hall Site Planning - March 2,2015 Update - For Information (5) Engineering, Utilities & Airport (Bob Weir, P.Eng., Director) 8. BYLAWS (1) Bylaw No Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Amendment Bylaw ,2015 Staff Recommendation: THAT the bylaw entitled "Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Amendment Bylaw No ,2015" be introduced and read a first time.

3 Town of Qualicum Beach March 2, 2015 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Page 3 of (2) Bylaw Zoning Amendment: 250 First Avenue West Staff Recommendations: (1) THAT the bylaw entitled "Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580,1999, Amendment (Kiwanis Housing) Bylaw No ,2015" be introduced and read a first time; (2) THAT the bylaw entitled "Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580,1999, Amendment (Kiwanis Housing) Bylaw No , 2015" be read a second time; (3) THAT Council hold a public hearing on Monday, March 23,2015 at 7:00 pm at the Qualicum Beach Town Hall, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach in regard to "Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580,1999, Amendment (Kiwanis Housing) Bylaw No , 2015"; (4) THAT the $4000 application fee for the 2015 Kiwanis Housing zoning amendment application be paid by the Town. 9. COMMENTS FROM THE GALLERY (Maximum 2 minutes each for comments only (no questions or dialogue), regarding business discussed by Council at this meeting except public hearings topics) 10. ADJOURNMENT THAT Council adjourns the meeting NEXT SCHEDULED REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING: Monday, March 23, 2015

4 DRAFT Minutes of the 7:00 pm Monday, February 16,2015, Town of Qualicum Beach Regular Council Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Municipal Office, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC PRESENT: Council: Mayor Teunis Westbroek Councillor Barry Avis Councillor Neil Horner Councillor Bill Luchtmeijer Councillor Anne Skipsey ALSO PRESENT: Staff: Daniel Sailland, CAO John Marsh, Financial Administrator, Deputy CAO Bob Weir, Director of Engineering Luke Sales, Director of Planning Al Cameron, Superintendent of Public Works, Parks & Buildings Heather Svensen, Corporate Administrator Darryl Kohse, Fire Chief Karla Duarte, Office Assistant The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Council adopted, by unanimous consent, the February 16,2015 regular Council meeting agenda. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES Council adopted, by vmanimous consent, the: January 18,19, and 20,2015 special Council meeting minutes January 21,2015 special Council meeting minutes, January 28,2015 special Council meeting rninutes, February 2,2015 regular Council meeting minutes, February 4,2015 special Council meeting minutes, and February 11,2015 special Council meeting minutes, as corrected for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES (1) Jacquie Hill, Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) (12 Jan 2015), requested that Council consents to the adoption of "Regional District of Nanaimo Northern Community Sewer Local Service Boundary Amendment Bylaw No , 2014". February 2,2015 Motion: THAT the Council of the Town of Qualicum Beach postpones consideration to consent to the "Regional District of Nanaimo Northern Community Sewer Local Service Boundary Amendment Bylaw No ,2014" until further information is received from the Regional District of Nanaimo. Councillor Avis MOVED and Councillor Horner SECONDED, THAT the Council of the Town of Qualicum Beach consents to the "Regional District of Nanaimo Northern Community Sewer Local Service Boundary Amendment Bylaw No ,2014"; AND

5 Town of Qualicum Beach February 16, 2015 Regular Council Meeting Minutes - DRAFT Page 2 of7 FURTHER THAT Council directs staff to request that the Regional District of Nanaimo provide complete staff reports to accompany future requests for consent to sewer extension bylaws. Councillor Luchtmeijer MOVED and Mayor Westbroek SECONDED, THAT Council amend the motion on the floor by adding: THAT Council of the Town of Qualicum Beach consents to the two requests of the "Regional District of Nanaimo Northern Community Sewer Local Service Boundary Amendment Bylaw No ,2014"by approving the inclusion of the two smgle-family lots described as 683 Wembley Road and 1479 Bay Drive into the Sewer service areas. CARRIED MAIN MOTION AS AMENDED: THAT Council of the Town of Qualicum Beach consents to the two requests of the "Regional District of Nanaimo Northern Community Sewer Local Service Boundary Amendment Bylaw No ,2014" by approving the inclusion of the two smgle-family lots described as 683 Wembley Road and 1479 Bay Drive in the Sewer service areas; AND FURTHER THAT Council directs staff to request that the Regional District of Nanaimo provide complete staff reports to accompany future requests for consent to sewer extension bylaws. CARRIED (2) Flourishing in a Green Economy Energy Fair - Proposed by Louella Hollington - CPOC, Communities to Protect Our Coast February 2,2015 regular Council meeting Notice of Motion: THAT Council instructs staff to provide a report at a future meeting outlining options to host a booth at the Flourishing in a Green Economy Energy Fair, to be held at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on April 26,2015. Councillor Avis MOVED and Councillor Horner SECONDED, THAT Council directs staff to provide a booth at the April 26,2015 "Flourishing in a Green Economy Fair" to share information on Town of Qualicum Beach green energy initiatives. CARRIED DELEGATIONS (1) Carol Dowe, Qualicum Woods Residents' Association, presented on concerns for safety at Qualicum Road and Village Way requesting a controlled pedestrian crossing at Village Way and Qualicum Road - For Information (2) Trevor Wicks, Trentec Innovations, requested that Council consider updating Town policies for forest & tree management within the Town of Qualicum Beach. (3) Ronda Murdock, (Parksville) Wilderness Committee Mid-Island Chapter, presented on the value of ecosystem services to Qualicum Beach and presented Council and staff with 2015 Wilderness calendars - For Information PAGE

6 Town of Qualicum Beach February 16, 2015 Regular Council Meeting Minutes -DRAFT Page 3 of7 CORRESPONDENCE (1) Correspondence Log - February 16, For Information Council requested that the February 11,2015 letter from J. Wilson be included under correspondence on the March 2,2015 Regular Council agenda for discussion. (2) Jacquie Hill, Manager of Administrative Services, Regional District of Nanaimo, requesting that the Council of the Town of Qualicum Beach consents to the adoption of "Liquid Waste Management Planning Service Amendment Bylaw No ,2015" Councillor Avis MOVED and Councillor Skipsey SECONDED, THAT the CouncU of the Town of Qualicum Beach consents to the Regional District of Nanaimo's "Liquid Waste Management Planning Service Amendment Bylaw No ,2015"; AND FURTHER THAT staff notify the Regional District of Nanaimo accordingly. CARRIED (3) Michael Jessen, PQB Kairos, requests that the Town of Qualicum Beach support Water Day celebrations on March 21,2015. Councillor Horner MOVED and Councillor Avis SECONDED, THAT Council grants permission to PQB Kairos to hold their Water Day Celebration at the Brant Lookout parking lot and in the parking lot at the entrance to the Grandon Creek trail on Saturday, March 21,2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; with closure of the parking lot at the entrance to the Grandon Creek trail and the parking lot at the Brant Lookout; AND FURTHER authorizes Town provision of barricades and signage, all subject to working with Town staff to finalize the Special Event Permit to ensure Town requirements are met. CARRIED COMMITTEE & LIAISON REPORTS (1) General Government (Mayor Teunis Westbroek) Mayor Westbroek reported on: Attending the Qualicum Beach Seniors & Parksville Seniors Tea and Fashion Show fundraiser for the Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs Attending the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club board meeting and requests that staff initiate the joint meeting with the board Attending the Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society joint meeting Attending the cheque presentation to the Parksville -Qualicum Kiwanis Housing Society Hosting the Qualicum Beach Middle School field trip o Attending the Federation of Community Municipalities' Sustainable Community Conference (2) Arts & Culture (Councillor Barry Avis) Attending the Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society joint meeting Attending the Echo Players Gala Opening Night - celebrating their 40 th anniversary The Old School House th anniversary video now available for public viewing Attending the co-housing workshop hosted by Ron Buechert

7 Town of Qualicum Beach February 16, 2015 Regular Council Meeting Minutes - DRAFT Page 4 of 7 Notice of Motion: THAT Council directs staff to revisit the Town purchasing policy to ensure there is equity in the issuance of the Town's advertising funds AND THAT notices be split between the two local newspapers, the Oceanside Star and the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. (3) Parks & Recreation (Councillor Neil Horner) Councillor Horner commented on: Attending Council's Open House February 11,2015 Notice of motions: (1) THAT Council instructs staff to provide a report outlining options for an nluminated pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Village Way and Qualicum Road; AND FURTHER THAT, Council instructs staff to produce a vegetation management plan for site lines on Village Way at Qualicum Road. (2) THAT Council instructs staff to investigate providing a picnic table at Christleton Park. (a) Heritage Forest Commission Recommendations from November 6,2014 meeting: Councillor Horner MOVED and Councillor Avis SECONDED, THAT staff initiates the amendment of the Management Activities of the Heritage Forest Management Plan by striking "item (g) non-native vegetation will be periodically eradicated." and inserting "item (g) non-native vegetation and noxious weeds, as identified in the BC Weed Control Act and amendments thereto, will be periodically eradicated." CARRIED Councillor Horner MOVED and Councillor Skipsey SECONDED, THAT staff initiate the amendment of the Management Activities of the Heritage Forest Management Plan by inserting "item (n) Private property owners adjacent to the Heritage Forest may propose a vegetation management plan up to 1.0 m beyond their property line where the existence of Heritage Forest natural vegetation is prejudicial to the adjacent private property. If the plan receives a motion of support from the Heritage Forest Commission, Town staff may approve the work. Such work shall be completed at the cost of the private property owner." CARRIED Councillor Horner MOVED and Councillor Skipsey SECONDED, THAT staff initiates the amendment of the Management Activities of the Heritage Forest Management Plan by inserting "item (o) Notwithstanding the previous clause, Town staff may approve the removal of tree limbs adjacent to private property when the following conditions are met: a) the tree limb hangs over a neighbouring property; and b) in the opinion of a certified arborist, removal of the entire limb is better for the health of the tree than pruning the limb at the property line; and c) Town staff are satisfied with the arborist's proposal to remove the limb." CARRIED

8 Town of Qualicum Beach February 16, 2015 Regular Council Meeting Minutes - DRAFT Page 5 of7 Councillor Avis MOVED and Councillor Horner SECONDED, THAT staff convey any amendments to the Heritage Forest Management Plan to business owners who may be affected by the changes. CARRIED (b) Heritage Forest Commission Recommendations from February 5,2015 meeting: Councillor Horner MOVED and Councillor Avis SECONDED, THAT staff make arrangements to install the new literature, including wording for a commemorative plaque, at the kiosk, prepared by the Brown Property Preservation Society, reflecting the social history and evolution of the Brown Property. CARRIED Councillor Horner MOVED and Councillor Luchtmeijer SECONDED, THAT the following February 5,2015 recommendation from the Heritage Forest Commission be referred to staff for consideration: THAT staff display signage at the kiosk and at the Crescent Road East gate of the Heritage Forest providing information about the washroom located at the 5 th hole of the Memorial Golf Course being available for public use. CARRIED Councillor Horner MOVED and Councillor Avis SECONDED, THAT the Town creates a Reserve Fund solely for the purpose of bequeathing funds in a personal will for use in the activities and management of the Heritage Forest AND FURTHER THAT the Heritage Forest Commission is consulted prior to any funds being used from the Reserve Fund. CARRIED (4) Protective Services (Councillor Bill Luchtmeijer) - Nil (5) Community Development (Councillor Anne Skipsey) Councillor Skipsey reported on: Attending the Echo Players Gala Opening Night - celebrating their 40 th anniversary Attending the monthly meeting of the Qualicum Beach Education and Wellness Society The upcoming meeting with the Oceanside Development Construction Association on February 18 th The upcoming meeting with Oceanside Initiatives on February 23 rd STAFF REPORTS (1) Chief Administrative Officer (Daniel Sailland) (a) Draft Strategic Plan Councillor Avis MOVED and Councillor Horner SECONDED, THAT Council receive the draft report for information; AND FURTHER THAT staff be directed to develop an implementation plan and timeline for Council review and approval in March CARRIED

9 Town of Qualicum Beach February 16, 2015 Regular Council Meeting Minutes - DRAFT Page 6 of 7 (2) Corporate Administrator (Heather Svensen) (a) Announcement of Council Meeting Motions February 4,2015 Special Council meeting: (1) THAT Council appoints Jack MacLean to the Heritage Forest Corrunission, representing the Brown Property Preservation Society, for a term ending December 31,2016. (2) THAT Council appoints Pat Jacobson to the Heritage Forest Commission, as the Member to the Heritage Forest Commission, for a term ending December 31,2016. (3) THAT Council appoints Lance Nater to the Advisory Planning Commission for a two-year term ending December 31,2016. (4) THAT Council appoints Bruce Flemming-Smith to the Advisory Planning Commission for a two-year term ending December 31,2016. (5) THAT Council appoints David James to the Advisory Planning Commission for a two-year term ending December 31,2016. (6) THAT Council agrees to enter into a 3-year agreement with the Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society ('QBHMS') based on 0.5% of the Town's share of property taxation; AND FURTHER THAT the Town provide up to an additional $15,000 annual funding to the QBHMS in matching funds for fundraising initiatives undertaken by the Society, (funds not to be collected from local government grants; the matching funds aim to generate and support the Museums' pursuit of new sourcing and securing new funding sources), for the three-year term. (3) Financial Administration (John Marsh) (a) Monthly Financial Report - For Information (4) Planning (Luke Sales, Director of Planning) (a) Dogwood Walk Tree Condition and Assessment - For Information (b) Harlech Road Fire Hall Site Planning - Staff provided an overview of the February 16, 2015 planning memo on the Harlech Road Fire Hall Site Planning process. Council directed staff to ensure that all options, including the option for repurposing of the existing building, be included in the planning process. Councillor Luchtmeijer MOVED and Mayor Westbroek SECONDED, THAT Council directs staff to initiate the Harlech Road Fire Hall Site Planning Process in accordance with the February 16, 2015 planning memo to Council. CARRIED (5) Engineering, Utilities & Airport (Bob Weir, P. Eng., Director) - Nil PAGE

10 Town of Qualicum Beach February 16, 2015 Regular Council Meeting Minutes - DRAFT Page 7 of 7 COMMENTS FROM THE GALLERY Bill Adkins, 827 Primrose Street, commented on the removal and replacement of the Dogwood trees in the Community Park. John Walters, Parksville, commented on Regional District of Nanaimo reporting out by the Town's representative; draft Strategic Plan's statuson community engagement; lack of indicator present for the crosswalk at the Island Highway and Memorial Avenue; and the Heritage Forest Commission recommendations. Gary Murdoch, Parksville, spoke on the Private Forest Act and deregulation. Marlys Diamond, 550 Yambury Road, spoke on the pace for public engagement noting the need to allow adequate time for all residents. Carol Dowe, 512 Hawthorne Drive, noted concern with the intersection of Qualicum Road and Village Way. Trevor Wood, 991 Royal Dornoch Drive, commented on the need to clarify which project will be pursued using the $1.0 Million dollars identified in the 2014 Town budget for major infrastructure improvements. MOTION TO CLOSE Councillor Avis MOVED and Councillor Horner SECONDED, THAT the meeting be closed to the public for the purposes of considering: discussions with municipal officers and employees respecting municipal objectives, measures and progress reports for the purposes of preparing an annual report under section 98 [annual municipal report]. CARRIED MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: 8:25 pm MEETING REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC: 9:00 pm ADJOURNMENT Councillor Avis MOVED and Councillor Horner SECONDED, THAT Council adjourns the meeting. CARRIED MEETING ADJOURNED: 9:00 pm Certified Correct: Heather Svensen Corporate Administrator Teunis Westbroek Mayor

11 Town of Qualicum Beach MEMORANDUM TO: Daniel Sailland, CAO FOR: Council Meeting, March 2,2015 FROM: SUBJECT: Luke Sales, Director of Planning Waterfront Eagle Perch Tree: Celebration of Life RECOMMENDATION For information purposes only. PURPOSE To inform Council that a Celebration of Life for the waterfront Douglas Fir tree is scheduled for 3:00 pm, March 16,2015 at the location of the tree shown in Figure 1 below. BACKGROUND The Eagle Perch Tree has stood along the waterfront for an estimated three to four hundred years and has lived through many environmental and human influences. The construction of the adjacent roadway, paved parking on either side, construction of the seawall (including a paved walkway), environmental influences (such as storms, drought, etc.), and the age of the tree have all impacted it and have placed the tree in the condition that it is in today. The tree has deteriorated over time and is no longer structurally stable at its full height. Figure 1: Tree Location As indicated in the January 8,2015 report by Dunster and Associates (attached to the February 2, 2015 Planning memo to Council), the tree was found to be unsafe due to extensive decay, caused by root rot disease, which has travelled an estimated metres up the trunk. Due to concern for health and safety, the Town's practice is to remove trees on Town land that present an immediate hazard to workers or the public. As well, there is the legal liability to the Town that could result if someone were injured due to a tree failure. If a tree in another park were in a similarly poor state of health, the tree would have already been removed. The current plan is to cut the tree down to a height of 6.0m. Unless it is still determined to be unsafe, the tree will be left at this height as a "wildlife tree".

12 Council Meeting - March 1,2015 Waterfront Eagle Perch Tree: Celebration of Life Page 2 On February 2,2015 Council reviewed a report related to the failing Eagle Perch Tree and deferred the discussion until the March 2, 2015 meeting so that the public would have a chance to comment. The Town has received two letters regarding the tree, summarized as follows: February 17: Letter recommending that the tree should be removed and replaced with a totem pole with an eagle perch on top. February 23: Letter recommending that the tree should be removed completely. SUMMARY Staff have tentatively scheduled a Celebration of Life for the tree on March 16,2015 at 3:00 pm. Michael Recalma, Chief of the Qualicum First Nation, has confirmed that he will attend to speak about the tree. Members of the public are welcome to speak about the significance of the tree. ALTERNATIVES THAT Council provides alternative direction to staff. Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning Report Writer Chief Administrative Officer Concurrence file: eagle N:\ ADMINISTRATION\0360 COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS\Countil\2015\03 02 regular open agenda\memo.eagie tree celebration of life.docx

13 Feb. 6, 2015 is Dear Mr. Westbroek, / C cc. Michelle StilwelL Barry Avis, Neil Horner, 3i!l Luchtmeijer, Anne Skipsey Ac!'or; R,^:u;cJ?i Hello. I'm writing in the hope that you may be able to somehow lend a hand In saving The Parksville/Qualicum Tutoring Program which operates out of the Career Center in Parksville. The Tutoring Program has been operating with financial support from the Vancouver Island University since 2001, although it first opened in 1989 as Project Literacy Parksville/Qualicum. It serves local adults from Bowser to Nanoose Bay, and provides one-on-one tutoring to adults in our community who need: o Basic literacy training in reading, spelling, writing and grammar o Literacy improvement to aid In job search or retention g Mathematics and basic computer skills tutoring to meet admission requirements o English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) training for community newcomer Apparently the funding (from what I understand - basically the salary of the individual program coordinator (Bronwyn Brown) who runs the program ~ instructing volunteer tutors and placing them with clients) is being cut by Vancouver Island University in an effort to work with a decreased budget from the Provincial Government. Many of the tutors (art average of 50 tutors donate approximately 4hrs/wk, 40 weeks a year) who volunteer their time and effort are retired professionals like myself with experience teaching or backgrounds in the fields they tutor. So, not only does this program provide much needed support for locals who are attempting to improve their skills in order to contribute more to their communities and acquire jobs, it provides healthy aging opportunities for those willing to volunteer their time to make a difference for others. VIU continues to run a Center for Healthy Aging in Parksville whose mandate it is to provide actual programs and activities that engage seniors in healthy aging activities. It seems like a perfect fit to include The Tutoring Program under that umbrella. it would be a real shame and a loss to the communities involved if this wonderful program were cut.

14 As an elected official, you have an obligation to address the needs of the community and make it a better place. That's why I am appealing to you to act and influence VIU to reverse its decision or find a creative solution (e.g. operate The Tutoring Center out of the Center for Healthy aging) to save this very beneficial program. There is an urgency to act as the official letter to close this facility has recently been sent out and it is due to close by March 31, Thank you and I'm looking forward to hearing positive news about the future of The Tutoring Center, Yours sincerely, Judy Wilson 815 Beach Road Qualicum Beach V9k SS!

15 DECEMBER 2014 island health 2013 Local Health Area Profile Qualicum (69) Prepared by Planning and Community Engagement Island Health December 2014 An accompanying Interpretation Guide has been created to assist with the interpretation of indicators. The Interpretation Guide should be read with the profiles. These profiles are not intended to be used for detailed planning or analysis. As they are updated on an annual basis, there may be more current data available. If you are intending to use these profiles for health planning purposes, or if you have questions or notice a discrepancy, please contact Melanie Rusch

16 DECEMBER 2014 Table of Contents 1 Keynotes 1 2 Geography Location Description Transportation 3 3 Demographics 4 4 Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing Economic Wellbeing Education Housing Social Support Healthy Development (Child and Youth) Child Health Crime 12 5 Health Status Birth Statistics Mortality Statistics Chronic Disease Prevalence Life Expectancy at Birth 14 6 Health Service Utilization Hospital Admissions Emergency Visits by Residents 21 PAGE

17 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 1 Key notes Demographics On average, the population of Qualicum is older than that of BC and Island Health. As of 2013, Qualicum represents 6.0% (46,100 people) of Island Health's population of 771,660. As of 2011, 4.1% of people living in Qualicum identified as Aboriginal 1 compared to 6.6% in Island Health and 5.4% in BC The overall population is expected to increase by 25% over the next 20 years; however, the population aged 75+ is expected to increase by 101%, while the population aged is expected to decrease by 9% between 2014 and Economic Wellbeing There were a lower percentage of people on income assistance in Qualicum (1.0%) than in BC (1.7%) and Island Health (1.8%). Qualicum had a lower percentage of low income seniors (8.0%) than BC (13.9%) or Island Health (11.1%). Qualicum had a lower labour force participation rate (49.8%) than BC (65.6%) or Island Health (62.6%). Education Qualicum had a higher rate of grade 4 and 7 children below standard in reading (25.0%) and writing (27.9%) than BC (20.5% and 14.2%) or Island Health (22.4% and 18.3%). Qualicum had a lower percentage of kindergarten children rated as vulnerable for communication skills (12.0%) than BC (13.7%), but a similar percentage as Island Health (12.0%). Qualicum had a higher percentage of kindergarten children rated as vulnerable for language development (10.0%) than BC (9.0%), but a similar percentage as Island Health (9.7%). Housing Qualicum had a lower percentage of older housing (6.2%) than BC (16.0%) or Island Health (20.2%). Qualicum had a lower percentage of crowded (1.0%) and multiple-family (0.9%) households than BC (3.3% and 2.9%) or Island Health (1.7% and 1.5%). Qualicum had lower home ownership costs (17.9% spending more than 30% of income) but higher rental costs (53.9%) compared to BC (23.8% and 45.3%) and Island Health (21.1% and 48.0%). Social Support Qualicum had a lower percentage of singles (15.7%) than BC (27.2%) or Island Health (24.5%). Qualicum had a higher percentage of widowed individuals (8.0%) than BC (5.5%) or Island Health (6.4%). Qualicum had lower percentage of seniors living alone (22.1%) than BC (25.7%) or Island Health (27.6%). Healthy Development Qualicum had a lower rate of children in need of protection (5.8 per 1,000 children aged 0-18) than BC (6.4 per 1,000) or Island Health (12.1 per 1,000). Qualicum had a lower percentage of children on income assistance (2.4%) than BC (3.1%) or Island Health (3.8%). Qualicum had a higher percentage of kindergarten children rated vulnerable for emotional development (18.0%) compared to BC (14.9%) or Island Health (15.4%). Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011; refers to those persons who self identified with at least one Aboriginal group (North American Indian, Metis or 1 nuit, and/or those who reported being a Treaty Indian or a Registered Indian, as defined by the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported they were members of an Indian band or First Nation). 1

18 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) Child Health Crime Qualicum had a lower rate of children hospitalized due to respiratory diseases (5.3 per 1,000 children aged 0-14) than BC (9.0 per 1,000) or Island Health (10.7 per 1,000). Qualicum had a higher percentage of kindergarten children rated as vulnerable for physical development (20.0%) than BC (15.7%) or Island Health (16.8%). Qualicum had a higher infant mortality rate (5.7 per 1,000 live births) compared to BC (3.7 per 1,000) or Island Health (3.7 per 1,000). Qualicum had a higher crime activity to police officer ratio (8.3 serious crimes per police officer) than BC (7.0 per officer) or Island Health (5.7 per officer). Qualicum had a lower rate of non-cannabis drug offences (80.1 per 100,000 people) than BC (170.3 per 100,000) or Island Health (154.8 per 100,000). Qualicum had a lower motor vehicle theft rate (1.8 per 1,000 people) than BC (3.6 per 1,000) or Island Health (2.1 per 1,000). Birth Statistics Qualicum had the lowest live birth rate and the lowest rate of pre-term births in Island Health. Mortality Statistics Qualicum ranked low in overall deaths, but second in deaths due to pneumonia and influenza. Chronic Disease Prevalence Qualicum had a higher crude prevalence for several chronic conditions including hypertension (34.4%), osteoarthritis (15.6%) and diabetes (10.0%) compared to BC (24.6%, 24.5% and 8.2%) and Island Health (26.5%, 27.0% and 8.1%). Hospital Admissions Of the 9,608 hospital admissions among Qualicum residents in 2012/2013: o There were slightly fewer inpatient cases (47.4%) compared to day cases (52.6%), o 49.5% were surgical cases, while 50.5% were medical cases; o Unilateral knee replacements were responsible for the most inpatient cases (143); o Lens extraction/insertion, typically for cataracts, was responsible for the most day cases (891). Of the 36,400 patient days for Qualicum residents: o 15.6% were for an alternate level of care (ALC); o Mental disease and disorders were responsible for the most patient days (5,407 or 14.9%). The ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) rate for Qualicum residents was 5.8% for 2011/12; higher than the Island Health rate of 4.5%. The percentage of alternate level of care days (ALC) for Qualicum residents has remained lower than that of Island Health in recent years, although it has been increasing since 2010/11. Emergency Department Visits Of the 17,688 Emergency Department visits made by Qualicum residents in 2012/13 2 : o o o 75% of those with known scores were for CTAS 3 1, 2 or 3 compared to 67% for Island Health; 93% were to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital; and 51% were by people aged 60 or older. More visits were made on Saturday or Sunday; overall the pattern of daily ED usage was similar to that of Island Health. Compared to Island Health as a whole, the residents of Qualicum made fewer to the Emergency Department overall and across each age group. 2 3 These data do not contain visits to Oceanside Health Centre. It will be included in the next profile. Canadian Emergency Department Triage & Acuity Scale. Level 1 is the most severe and categorized as resuscitation, Level 5 is the least severe and categorized as non urgent.

19 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 2 Geography 2.1 Location Description Qualicum Local Health Area (LHA) is one of 14 LHAs in Island Health and is located in Island Health's Central Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA). Qualicum is at the north eastern tip of the Central HSDA. It covers 834 square kilometres, and contains the cities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. It is bordered on by three other LHAs: Nanaimo, Alberni and Courtenay. Local Health Area\\ 71-Courtenay > >* x. till Local Health Area _- 70-A berm_- - \ Port - ; l. Local Health Area 69- Qualicum o Local Health Area 69- Qualicum fjrst Naliof! Commuity First Nation Reserve ; \ island HeaHh Local Health Area Border Health Service Delivery Area Border CZZI is,an< * ^ e a!^ Border Major Route mm 1? ' Local 1 k Health Area 68- Nanaimo 2.2 Transportation Qualicum is situated along Highway 19. It is approximately half an hour from Nanaimo and an hour from Courtenay. The Qualicum area has 3 BC Transit bus routes and a handydart service. There is a ferry service between the French Creek Harbour and Lasqueti Island.

20 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 3 Demographies' 1 Key Notes: On average, the population of Qualicum is older than that of BC and Island Health. As of 2013, Qualicum represents 6.0% (46,100 people) of Island Health's population of 771,660. As of 2011,4.1% of people living in Qualicum identified as Aboriginal 5 compared to 6.6% in Island Health and 5.4% in BC. The overall population is expected to increase by 25% over the next 20 years; however, the population aged 75+ is expected to increase by 101%, while the population aged is expected to decrease by 9% between 2014 and Qualicum Population Growth 70,000 Age 0-19 Age Age ,000 c 50,000 o ID «O IS 5f ID» Op O0CT1 (XI <X> CT1 IT) CFt CD <Xl (T> Cft IN >* o o NNNNNIMNNINNIMININ Qualicum Population Change Qualicum Island Health BC O o (N IN -20% J _ < Total 4 s Source: BC Statistics, PEOPLE 2012, unless otherwise specified. Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011; refers to those persons who self identified with at least one Aboriginal group (North American Indian, Metis or Inuit, and/or those who reported being a Treaty Indian or a Registered Indian, as defined by the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported they were members of an Indian band or First Nation). _

21 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) Average Age 2014 " Qualicum Island Health BC Qualicum's 2014 population profile is somewhat similar to Island Health and BC; however, it has: A lower percentage of people under 50 years of age; and, A higher percentage of people 55+. Proportion of 2014 Population by 5-Year Age Groups compared to Island Health and BC Age Groups

22 Local Health Area Profile-Qualicum (69) 4 Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing 4.1 Economic Wellbeing Key Notes: There were a lower percentage of people on income assistance in Qualicum (1.0%) than in BC (1.7%) and Island Health (1.8%). Qualicum had a lower percentage of low income seniors (8.0%) than BC (13.9%) or Island Health (11.1%). Qualicum had a lower labour force participation rate (49.8%) than BC (65.6%) or Island Health (62.6%). Median Family Income Lone-Parent Family Income Couple Economic Family Income Low Income Persons Income Assistance Employment Insurance Low Income Seniors Labour Force Participation Rate Unemployment Rate Highest Income Households Lowest Income Households Indicator Definition % variation from Island Health Rate % variation from BC Rate DV-:. L^UClllllUl 1 1 ; Island Health Median Family Income' Median family income from all sources in 2010 $64,864 $75,797 $73,358 Lone-Parent Family Income Average family income of lone-parent economic families in 2010 $35,057 $42,610 $40,914 Couple Economic Family Average family income of couple economic Income 1 families in 2010 $85,579 $94,632 $94,769 Low Income Persons 1 Prevalence (%) of low income in 2010 based on after-tax low-income measure Income Assistance (IA)' Percent of population aged 15+receiving income assistance from provincial program Employment Insurance 2 Percent of population 15+ on Employment Insurance Low Income Seniors* Percent of persons 65 years of age and over that were low income in 2010 based on after-tax lowincome measure 8.0 Labour Force Participation Percent of population aged 25 and over that are Rate 1 participating in the labour force Unemployment Rate 1 Percent of population aged 25 and over that are unemployed Highest Income Households 1 Percent of private households earning >$80, Lowest Income Households" Percent of private households earning <$20, Source: "Statistics Canada (2011 Census); 2 BC Statistics Agency, Employment Insurance Statistics and Statistics Canada (4 Quarter Average Dec 2011-Sep 2012)

23 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 4.2 Education Key Notes: Qualicum had a higher rate of grade 4 and 7 children below standard in reading (25.0%) and writing (27.9%) than BC (20.5% and 14.2%) or Island Health (22.4% and 18.3%). Qualicum had a lower percentage of kindergarten children rated as vulnerable for communication skills (12.0%) than BC (13.7%), but a similar percentage as Island Health (12.0%). Qualicum had a higher percentage of kindergarten children rated as vulnerable for language development (10.0%) than BC (9.0%), but a similar percentage as Island Health (9.7%). % Vulnerable at Language Domain % Vulnerable at Communication Domain Grade 4 & 7 Below Standard in Reading Grade 4 & 7 Below Standard in Writing Grade 10 English Exam Completion Rate 18 Year Olds who Graduated Adults with High School Certificate Adults with Post-Secondary Education % variation from Island Health Rate l % variation from BC Rate Preschool Language Development Vulnerability 2 Preschool Communication Skills Vulnerability 2 Percent of kindergarten children rated as vulnerable for language and cognitive development (problems in reading, writing and numeracy) Percent of kindergarten children rated as vulnerable in communication and general knowledge skills Grade 4 & 7 Below Standard Percent of students scoring below standards on in Reading 3 standardized test Grade 4 & 7 Below Standard Percent of students scoring below standards on in Writing 3 Grade 10 English Exam Completion Rate 3 standardized test Percent of students who did write or pass Grade 10 provincial English exam Year Olds who Percent of 18 year olds who did graduate high school Graduated Adults with High School Certificate 1 Percent of population aged 25 to 64 with high school certificate or equivalent Percent of population aged 25 to 64 with postsecondary education (apprenticeship or trades Adults with Post-Secondary certificate or diploma, college, CEGEP or other nonuniversity Education 1 certificate or diploma, or university certificate, diploma or degree Statistics Canada (2011 Census), 2 Human Early Learning Partnership ( ); 3 BC Statistics Agency and Ministry of Education (2009/ /2012) 9-'

24 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 4.3 Housing Key Notes: Qualicum had a lower percentage of older housing (6.2%) than BC (16.0%) or Island Health (20.2%). Qualicum had a lower percentage of crowded (1.0%) and multiple-family (0.9%) households than BC (3.3% and 2.9%) or Island Health (1.7% and 1.5%). Qualicum had lower home ownership costs (17.9% spending more than 30% of income) but higher rental costs (53.9%) compared to BC (23.8% and 45.3%) and Island Health (21.1% and 48.0%). Multiple-family Households Crowded Households Older Housing Dwelling Needing Major Repairs Home Ownership Costs Gross Major Monthly Payment ($) Housing Rental Costs Average Gross Rent ($) % variation from Island Health Rate 20 0 % variation from BC Rate 20 Multiple-family Percent of private households with multiple families Households Crowded Households Percent of private households with 6 or more persons Older Housing Percent of dwellings built prior to Dwelling Needing Major Percent of dwellings rated as needing major repairs Repairs by renter or owner Home Ownership Costs Percent of home owners spending more than 30% of income on housing Gross Major Monthly Average gross major monthly payment of owner- Payment ($) occupied private non-farm, non-reserve dwellings $860 $1,228 $1,083 Housing Rental Costs Percent of renters spending more than 30% of income on rent 48.0 Average Gross Rent ($) Average gross rent of tenant-occupied private nonfarm, non-reserve dwellings $888 $989 $930 Source: Statistics Canada (2011 Census)

25 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 4.4 Social Support Key Notes: Qualicum had a lower percentage of singles (15.7%) than BC (27.2%) or Island Health (24.5%). Qualicum had a higher percentage of widowed individuals (8.0%) than BC (5.5%) or Island Health (6.4%). Qualicum had lower percentage of seniors living alone (22.1%) than BC (25.7%) or Island Health (27.6%). Seniors Living Alone Adults Living Alone Male Lone-parent Families Female Lone-parent Families Lone-parent Families Widowed Separated or Divorced Common-law Married Singles % variation from Island Health Rate I % variation from BC Rate Qualicum Seniors Living Alone Adults Living Alone Male Lone-parent Families Female Lone-parent Families Percent of persons aged 65 and over that are not in census families and are living alone Percent of persons in private households that are not in census families and are living alone Percent of census families with children in private households that are male lone-parent families Percent of census families with children in private households that are female lone-parent families.,. Percent of census families with children in private Lone-parent Families, > ±, ^ c r households that are lone-parent families : Widowed Percent of population aged 15 and over that are widowed Separated or Percent of population aged 15 and over that are legally Divorced married but are separated, or are divorced Common-law Married Percent of population aged 15 and over that are in a common-law relationship Percent of population aged 15 and over that are legally married (not separated) Percent of population aged 15 and over that have never Singles legally married Source: Statistics Canada (2011 Census) ; : io. ; :

26 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 4.5 Healthy Development (Child and Youth) Key Notes: Qualicum had a lower rate of children in need of protection (5.8 per 1,000 children aged 0-18) than BC (6.4 per 1,000) or Island Health (12.1 per 1,000). Qualicum had a lower percentage of children on income assistance (2.4%) than BC (3.1%) or Island Health (3.8%). Qualicum had a higher percentage of kindergarten children rated vulnerable for emotional development (18.0%) compared to BC (14.9%) or Island Health (15.4%). Serious Juvenile Crime Rate Teen Mother Children on IA Living with Single Parent Children on Income Assistance Children in Care Child in need of protection % Vulnerable at Social Domain % Vulnerable at Emotional Domain % variation from Island Health Rate % variation from BC Rate Indica Qualicum Island Health Juvenile crime rate per 1,000 population aged 12 to 17 Serious Juvenile Crime Rate 1 (B&E, crimes with weapons and assaults with serious injury) 4.6 Teen Mothers Live births to mothers under 20 years of age per 1,000 live births Children on IA Living with Percent of children less than 15 years of age receiving Single Parent 3 income assistance and living with a single parent Children on Income Percent of children less than 15 years of age receiving Assistance 3 income assistance Children in Care 4 Children in care per 1,000 children aged 0 to 18 years Children in Need of Reported children in need of protection rate per 1,000 Protection 5 children aged 0 to 18 years Preschool Social Percent of kindergarten children rated as having problems forming friendships, accepting rules and Development Vulnerability 6 showing respect for adults :il7.0 ;;:-:i5.6: 15.4 Preschool Emotional Percent of kindergarten children rated as having problems with aggressive behaviour, impulsivity, Development Vulnerability 6 disobedience and inattentiveness ~BC Statistics Agency, Statistics Canada and Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics ( ); BC Vital Statistics Agency ( ) 3 BC Statistics Agency, Statistics Canada Census 2006 and Ministry of Social Development (Sep 2012), 4 BC Statistics Agency and Ministry of Children and Family Development (Dec 2012); S BC Statistics Agency and Ministry of Children and Family Development (Dec 2011); 6 Human Early Learning Partnership ( )

27 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 4.6 Child Health Key Notes: Qualicum had a lower rate of children hospitalized due to respiratory diseases (5.3 per 1,000 children aged 0-14) than BC (9.0 per 1,000) or Island Health (10.7 per 1,000). Qualicum had a higher percentage of kindergarten children rated as vulnerable for physical development (20.0%) than BC (15.7%) or Island Health (16.8%). Qualicum had a higher infant mortality rate (5.7 per 1,000 live births) compared to BC (3.7 per 1,000) or Island Health (3.7 per 1,000). Injury and Poisoning Hospitalizations Respiratory Diseases Hospitalizations % Vulnerable at Physical Domain Maternal Smoking Infant Mortality Preterm Births Low Birth Weight s % variation from Island Health Rate % variation from BC Rate Injury and Poisoning Hospitalizations 1 Respiratory Diseases Hospitalizations 1 Preschool Physical Development Vulnerability 2 Maternal Smoking 4 Infant Mortality 3 Preterm Births 3 Low Birth Weight 3 1 Hospitalization rate per 1,000 children aged 0 to 14 Hospitalization rate per 1,000 children aged 0 to 14 Percent of kindergarten children rated as having problems with fine and gross motor skills, daily preparedness for school, washroom skills, and handedness Percent of pregnant women who reported smoking at any time during their current pregnancy Deaths of children under 1 year of age per 1,000 live births Newborns with a gestational age < 37 weeks per 1,000 live births Births weighing less than 2,500 grams per 1,000 live births Qualicum Island Health BC Statistics Agency a nd Ministry of Health ( ); Human Early Learning Partnership ( ), J BC Vital Statistics ( ), 4 BC Perinatal Health Program (2008/ /2013)

28 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 4.7 Crime Key Notes: Qualicum had a higher crime activity to police officer ratio (8.3 serious crimes per officer) than BC (7.0 per officer) or Island Health (5.7 per officer). Qualicum had a lower rate of non-cannabis drug offences (80.1 per 100,000 people) than BC (170.3 per 100,000) or Island Health (154.8 per 100,000). Qualicum had a lower motor vehicle theft rate (1.8 per 1,000 people) than BC (3.6 per 1,000) or Island Health (2.1 per 1,000). Illicit Drug Deaths Alcohol Sales Per Capita Non-Cannabis Drug Offences Crime Activity to Police Ratio Motor Vehicle Theft Rate Serious Juvenile Crime Rate Serious Crime Rate % variation from Island Health Rate I % variation from BC Rate I Qualicu Illicit Drug Deaths Deaths per 100,000 population aged 19 to 64 Alcohol Sales Per Capita ' Non-Cannabis Drug Offences : Crime Activity to Police Ratio 3 Motor Vehicle Theft Rate 3 Serious Juvenile Crime Rate Serious Crime Rate Litres of alcohol sold per resident population aged 19 and older Non-cannabis drug offences per 100,000 population Number of serious crimes per police officer Motor vehicle theft rate per 1,000 population Juvenile crime rate per 1,000 population aged 12 to 17 (B&E, crimes with weapons and assaults with serious injury) Total violent and property crime rate per 1,000 population ~BC Statistics Agency, Coroner's Office, Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General (Avg ), 2 BC Statistics Agency, Liquor Distribution Branch (2012), 3 BC Statistics Agency, Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (Avg ) 6 Alcohol sales per capita is based on total volume sold in a local health area and does not consider the impact of tourist volume or non-resident alcohol purchases in that area.

29 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 5 Health Status 5.1 Birth Statistics Key Notes: Qualicum had the lowest live birth rate and the lowest rate of pre-term births in Island Health. Island ealth % Difference Rank in Island Health Elderly Gravida % % Low Birth Weight % % Infant Death % % Teen Mother % % Cesarean % % Pre-term % % Stillbirth % % Live Birth % % Source: BC Vital Statistics, Mortality Statistics Key Notes: Qualicum ranked low in overall deaths, but second in deaths due to pneumonia and influenza. Qualicum SMR Island Health % Rank in Island pyn : o r Value SMR Value Difference Health Drug Induced Deaths % Medically Treatable Diseases % Circulatory System % Digestive System % Alcohol Related Deaths % Falls % Cancer % Respiratory % Suicide % Motor Vehicle % End/Nut/Met Diseases % Diabetes % Arteries/Arterioles/Capillaries % Pneumonia and Influenza % Lung Cancer % Ischaemic Heart Disease % Chronic Lung Disease % Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke % Total Deaths % Source: BC Vital Statistics Annual Report, 2011 (Aggregate ) PA

30 Local Health Area Profile-Qualicum (69) 5.3 Chronic Disease Prevalence 7 Key Notes: Qualicum had a higher crude prevalence for several chronic conditions including hypertension (34.4%), Hypertension osteoarthritis (15.6%) and diabetes (10.0%) compared to BC (24.6%, 24.5% and 8.2%) and Island Health (26.5%, 27.0% and 8.1%). Depression/Anxiety Osteoarthritis Asthma Diabetes Osteoporosis Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Ischaemic Heart Disease Dementia Congestive Heart Failure Chronic Kidney Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis Hospital Stroke ill- 13, % 163, % 886, % 11, % 203, % 1,110, % 7, % 81, % 404, % 2, % 52, % 317, % 4, % 61, % 371, % 3, % 36, % 193, % 1, % 23, % 123, % 2, % 28, % 158, % 1, % 15, % 66, % 1, % 18, % 100, % 1, % 18, % 91, % % 10, % 54, % % 5, % 33, % Source: BC Ministry of Health Services Primary Health Care Chronic Disease Registries 2011/ Life Expectancy at Birth Life Expectancy of Qualicum Residents Compared to Island Health and BC to Qualicum BC Island Health Life Expectancy by Gender, Qualicum Island Health BC MALES FEMALES This reflects the lifetime prevalence of these diseases in 2011/2012, not the 2011/12 prevalence. If a resident has had one of these diseases in their life it will appear in this data. These rates are not age-standardized. J-^

31 Local Health Area Profile-Qualicum (69) 6 Health Service Utilization 6.1 Hospital Admissions 8 Key Notes: Of the 9,608 hospital admissions among Qualicum residents in 2012/2013: o There were slightly fewer inpatient cases (47.4%) compared to day cases (52.6%), o 49.5% were surgical cases, while 50.5% were medical cases; o Unilateral knee replacements were responsible for the most inpatient cases (143); o Lens extraction/insertion, typically for cataracts, was responsible for the most day cases (891). Of the 36,400 patient days for Qualicum residents: o 15.6% were for an alternate level of care (ALC); o Mental disease and disorders were responsible for the most patient days (5,407 or 14.9%). The ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) rate for Qualicum residents was 5.8% for 2011/12; higher than the Island Health rate of 4.5%. The percentage of alternate level of care days (ALC) for Qualicum residents has remained lower than that of Island Health in recent years, although it has been increasing since 2010/11. Total Hospital Cases and Days for Qualicum Residents 2012/13 Day Cases Inpatient Cases Inpatient Days % Days ALC Total Cases Medical % 4849 Surgical % 4759 Total % 9608 Acute Utilization Rates overall and by category: Acute Care Utilization Rate per 1,000 Population 2010/ / /2013 Island Health Average (158.58) 250 i I Source: 2012/13 Discharge Abstract Database; excludes newborn records.

32 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) Medical Acute Care Utilization Rate per 1,000 Population 2010/ / /2013 Island Health Average (70.3) I _ro - - i. ioo Surgical Acute Care Utilization Rate per 1,000 Population 2010/ / /2013 Island Health Average (72.97)

33 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) Maternity Acute Care Utilization Rate per 1,000 Population 2010/ / / Island Health Average (11.03) c o 25 -i t I is 20 -; 3 i Psychiatry Acute Care Utilization Rate per 1,000 Population 12010/ / /2013 Island Health Average (4.45)

34 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) Leading reasons for Inpatient and Day cases for Qualicum Residents by Case Mix Group, 2012/13: Top 10 Inpatient Cases for Residents by Case Mix Group Unilateral Knee Replacement Heart Failure without Coronary Angiogram Unilateral Hip Replacement Symptom/Sign of Digestive System Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Palliative Care Myocardial Infarction/Shock/Arrest without Coronary Angiogram Arrhythmia without Coronary Angiogram Viral/Unspecified Pneumonia Unstable Angina/Atherosclerotic Heart Disease without Coronary Angiogram Top 10 Day Cases for Residents by Case Mix Groups Lens Extraction/Insertion 891 Minor Lower Gastrointestinal Intervention 453 Other Chemotherapy 267 Symptom/Sign of Digestive System 232 Esophagitis/Gastritis/Miscellaneous Digestive Disease 182 Diagnosis Not Generally Hospitalized 180 Closed Knee Intervention except Fixation without Infection 159 Follow-Up Treatment/Examination 159 Depressive Episode with ECT 97 Dilation & Curettage/Other Minor Intervention on Uterus 93

35 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) Total Cases and Days for Qualicum Residents by Major Clinical Category, 2012/13: Major Clinical Categories Cases j Days ; ALC Days Digestive System Circulatory System Eye Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue Kidney, Urinary Tract & Male Reproductive System Other Reasons for Hospitalization Blood & Lymphatic System Trauma, Injury, Poisoning & Toxic Effects of Drugs Respiratory System Mental Diseases & Disorders Female Reproductive System Ear, Nose, Mouth & Throat Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue & Breast Hepatobiliary System & Pancreas Pregnancy & Childbirth Nervous System Miscellaneous CMG & Ungroupable Data Endocrine System, Nutrition & Metabolism Multisystemic or Unspecified Site Infections Other categories (grouped due to small numbers Grand Total Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) and Alternative Level of Care (ALC) Days, 2012/13: ACSC Case Rate 8.0% 7.0% 6.0% 5.0% 4.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0.0% - ACSC Rate Island Health J' si?- cr o

36 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) Sum of Acute/Rehab Days Alternate Level of Care Days Sum of ALC Days % of Days ALC, Qualicum % of Days ALC, Island Health 25% 20% io 20,000 Q 1 i u 15% < V) >» ID a 10% o 5% f- 0% <& <& <& cp N # <& ^ <& csv cs> c$ vy Nv vv ^ ; sv vv vv ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Source: Quantum Analyzer, Discharge Abstract Database Where Residents Receive Hospital Care Qualicum Resident Cases by Hospital West Coast General HosprN 5% St. Joseph's General Hospital. 7% Other 10% Royal Jubilee. Hospital 8% M 3k>

37 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) 6.2 Emergency Visits by Residents, 2012/13 Key Notes: Of the 17,688 Emergency Department visits made by Qualicum residents in 2012/13 9 : o 75% of those with known scores were for CTAS 10 1, 2 or 3 compared to 67% for Island Health; o 93% were to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital; and o 51% were by people aged 60 or older. More visits were made on Saturday or Sunday; overall the pattern of daily ED usage was similar to that of Island Health. Compared to Island Health as a whole, the residents of Qualicum made fewer to the Emergency Department overall and across each age group. Emergency Visits by Qualicum and Island Health Residents by CTAS Level Level 5 1% Qualicum Residents' Emergency Unknown 11% _ Visits by CTAS Level 1 *L l% Island Health Residents' Emergency Visits by CTAS Level i i5 ^ /-Level 1 3% * X / 1% Source: island Health IDEAS Source: Island Health IDEAS Where Residents go for Emergency Visits Qualicum Emergency Visits by Island Health Facility West Coast General Hospital 3%.St. Joseph's General Hospital 3% f.other 1% Source: Island Health IDEAS 9 10 These data do not contain visits to Oceanside Health Centre; this will be included in the next profile. Canadian Emergency Department Triage & Acuity Scale. Level 1 is the most severe and categorized as resuscitation, Level 5 is the least severe and categorized as non urgent.

38 Local Health Area Profile - Qualicum (69) Emergency Visits for Qualicum and Island Health Residents by Day of the Week Emergency Department Visits by Day of the Week 5 Qualicum Residents (#) Qualicum Residents (%) - Island Health Residents (%) 2,500 2,000 12% H 10% 8% 1,500 1,000 6% 4% h 500 2% Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Source: Island Health IDEAS 4- o Emergency Visits by Qualicum and Island Health Residents by Age Group of Patient Emergency Department Visits by Age Group per 1,000 population 1000 Qualicum Island Health Qualicum Average -----Island Health Average Source: Island Health IDEAS

39 i < \ 57/85 2/25/2015 Public Health Act (5) If requested to do so, a delegate must produce evidence of his or her authority before exercising a delegated power or performing a delegated duty. Role of local government Division 6 Local Governments 83 (1) A local government must do all of the following: (a) if the local government becomes aware of a health hazard or health impediment within its jurisdiction, take an action required by a regulation made under section 120 (1) (a) [regulations respecting local governments], or, if no regulation applies, either (i) report the health hazard or health impediment to a health officer, or (ii) take an action the local government has authority to take under this or another enactment to respond to the health hazard or health impediment; (b) provide health officers with information the health officers require to exercise their powers and perform their duties under this Act; (c) consider advice or other information provided to the local government by a health officer. (2) A local government must (a) designate one of its members, or an officer or employee of the local government, as the local government liaison for the purposes of this section, and (b) send notice of the designation to the regional health board having authority over the geographic area in which the local government is located. (3) A local government may (a) request a medical health officer to issue an order, under this Act, in respect of a health hazard, and (b) if the medical health officer refuses to issue the order or to issue the order as requested, request the provincial health officer to review the decision of the medical health officer. (4) Following a review under subsection (3), the provincial health officer may wi (a) refer the matter back to the medical health officer, ^^Qp without directions, or

40 THE TOWN OF ;, COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE LOG March 2, 2015 Feb MLA Stilwell Thanking the Town for the bouquet of flowers Received for information Feb N. Belanger, Executive Director, BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society Regarding "BC Without Barriers-Assisting Aboriginal Individuals and Families Living with a Disability in British Columbia Received for information Feb A. Price Requesting a pedestrian-activated light at Qualicum Rdand Village Way Received for information Feb T.Forrest Providing a copy of an article regarding an idea for the old tree Received for information Feb A. Galitzine Regarding a use for the Harlech Rd Fire Hall site Received for information Feb Art Skipsey Regarding the initiatives of Council's Strategic Plan Received for information Feb Feb M.Young, Interim GM, Director of Care, Retirement Concepts R. Sutherland, Executive Director, Society of Organized Services Providing an invitation to attend a musical performance on March 24 th at The Gardens Providing an invitation to attend the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, April 14 th at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Feb C. McCallum Providing comments regarding the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Round Table of January 21, 2015 Feb Canadian Federation of Regarding the Advancing Women's Equality forum on University Women March 8 th at the Parksville Community Conference Centre Feb Feb Qualicum Beach Elementary School Students The Baha'l Communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach Thanking the Town for the tour of the Council Chamber and Regarding the "To Light a Candle" film on February 27 th at the Parksville Community Centre Received for information Received for information Received for information Received for information Received for information Received for information Feb P. Chern Providing photos of a crosswalk in Port Alberni Received for information Feb C.Lemphers Regarding a photo of Council and the Museum Board Received for information Feb Union of British Columbia Municipalities Regarding the UBCM Gas Tax Agreement and Asset Management Workshop Received for information

41 Council Correspondence Log February 16,20x5 Page 2 of 2 Feb British Columbia Prayer Breakfast Providing an invitation to attend on March 27, 2015 in Vancouver Feb M & P Heck Regarding a use for 111 Fourth Avenue West, "The Hanging Gardens of Qualicum Beach" Received for information Received for information Feb B.MacLean Regarding a lack of parking in Qualicum Beach Received for information Note: Copies of the correspondence listed on the Council Correspondence Log are available to review in the binder at the Municipal Offices information counter, # Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC The Correspondence Log contains letters not already on a regular agenda, and does not contain form letters/solicitations and letters that are not routinely releasable. PAGE

42 NANAIMO AIRPORT YCD D?'» Receded r Nanaimo Airport P 0. Box Spitfire Rd Cassidy.BC Canada VOR1H0 Ph {250) Fax (250) Town of Qualicum Primrose Street Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7 r~] Rospcns? '- "' February 6, 2015 Attention: Mayor Teunis Westbroek Re: Request for letter of support for the Nanaimo Airport Expansion Project Dear Mayor Westbroek, The Nanaimo Airport Commission (MAC) is requesting letters of support for the Nanaimo Airport Expansion Project. The NAC has applied for a grant from the Building Canada Fund and hopes to provide letters of support from sectors within the community. The Nanaimo Airport is an essential part of the regional economic infrastructure. Growth of the airport is seen as an integral part of Central Vancouver Island's regional economic development strategy. Increased air service can enhance the growth potential of the region, which in turn will increase the demand for air travel, thus creating a sustainable regional economy. Further information regarding the project is attached to this document. We would appreciate a letter from your organization to support our submission. Some key messages you may want to reference in your support letter include: The Nanaimo Airport is an integral part of the Central Vancouver Island's regional economic development strategy. # Growth of air service access can enhance the overall growth potential of the region. «During peak times of the day, the capacity of the terminal building is not sufficient to handle the current passenger volume. Nanaimo Airport Commission's projections of300,000 passengers in 2015 will place growth six years ahead of previous forecasts. M'ww.itanattnoairport.con) PAG

43 Nanaimo Airport Commission's planned expansion will address these critical issues and be a catalyst for economic growth, Urge the Nanaimo Airport- Commission to actively pursue support from all levels of government, elected representatives, and funding agencies to make the expansion plan a reality. Thank-you for taking the time to consider this request. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Hooper, President & CEO. (250) Sincerely. John Craig NAC Board Chairman (250) Cc: M.K.. Hooper (President & CEO)

44 AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT Building Canada Fund Submission Overview Thanks to partnerships with the federal and provincial governments and the Island Coastal Economic Trust, Nanaimo Airport today stands as an important driver in the Central Vancouver Island economy. That's just the beginning of the story, though. By continuing to work together, the airport will continue to grow as the engine for the regional economic development of tomorrow. Our proposed $11-million Terminal Building Expansion represents the first stage of a community-driven project that fulfills three critical priorities: regional economic development; economic stimulus through infrastructure construction; and meeting escalating demand for air service through the next decade. Like previous investments at the airport, it's one with significant return - in this case, we expect to generate more than 2,000 jobs and $150 million in economic activity to the region by It will also be another impressive chapter in the ongoing partnership between Nanaimo Airport Commission (NAC), the New Building Canada Fund and the provincial government - a partnership that has already transformed our airport into a vital regional cornerstone. Thanks to their funding and support, the airport went from being an "economic brake" on Vancouver Island, plagued by unreliability and underperformance, to an industry-leading facility that has attracted major air carriers and better meets the needs of residents and businesses in the mid island region. The backing from our partners, along with NAC's success in leveraging funds, provided a number of improvements, from the runway extension and instrumentation to terminal upgrades, parking, water and sewer lines. These projects were all completed on time and on budget, a demonstration of the airport's strict financial management and controls. But there was also an Important intangible benefit from the funding: confidence. Once the earlier upgrades were complete, our community and the transportation Industry looked at the airport with a new belief in our ability to deliver. WestJet, pursued aggressively by many airports, chose Nanaimo for a new link between the Island and Calgary. Air Canada added services to Calgary, on top of their existing eight daily flights to Vancouver. Kenmore Air touched down with direct flights to Seattle. As a result, the 250,000 people in the region we serve can now easily access travel hubs that connect them to the rest of the world. NANAIMO AtRPORTYCO

45 And they're doing just that. More than 270,000 passengers went through our gates in 2014, nearly doubling the numbers from Our projection of 300,000 passengers in 2015 puts us six years ahead of previous forecasts. The increased market access and air traffic has paid off for the commercial sector too. Businesses have started or expanded to capitalize on the regional growth spurred by the soaring demand for air service in the central Island. We're also proud to have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Stu'mlnus First Nation regarding mutual interests and support, a reflection of our commitment to community engagement, consultation, and corporate social responsibility. It's an impressive list of accomplishments, but it is not yet finished. To continue to meet the demand for service at our airport - we expect 450,000 passengers annually by we again look to our partnerships. Investment from the 2015 Building Canada Fund will continue the success story to ensure the Nanaimo Airport remains a major economic catalyst for the central Island into the future. 360,000, Actual ' - :!-

46 AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT The Nanaimo Airport is an essentia! part of the regional economic infrastructure and the growth of the Nanaimo Airport is seen as an integral part of Central Vancouver Island's regional economic development strategy. Growth of air service access can enhance the growth potential of the region, which in turn will increase the demand for air travel, thus creating a sustainable regional economy. Airports facilitate economic growth at a regional level but also act as magnets for a wide range of economic activities. The presence of the Nanaimo Airport plays a critical role in:,acn NANAIMO

47 AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT why invest in the airport? a 1

48 AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT key points» Although the Nanaimo Airport is a major generator of economic prosperity through the direct and measureable economic contribution, the most irnportantfunction is the role the Nanaimo Airport plays in securing accessibility that allows other businesses to develop. Growth at the Nanaimo Airport is critical to current and future growth of the regional communities. * $11 million investment in the Nanaimo Airport will improve success of other regional projects that rely on transportation as a key to their growth. Examples of these projects include: student access for Vancouver Island University; the cruise ship terminal; and Vancouver Island Conference Gentre. * Access to markets and external/international transport links are regarded as "absolutely essential" to businesses making location decisions. The catalytic effects of an airport operates largely through enhancing business efficiency and productivity by providing easy access to suppliers and customers, particularly over medium and long distances. Global access is a key factor for locating a business. * Airports create a strategic advantage which; enable them to act as attractors of a broad range of economic activity. * Good quatlty air passenger and freight services will allow the Central Vancouver island Region to offer skilled labour and supportto LNG projects across BC. * Good connectivity, can act as a powerful magnet for economic growth. * Global accessibility is important for regional economies. * The financial and business service sectors often make the greatest use of air transport and for whom accessibility to air services will have the strongest influence on location decisions. The use of air freight as a means of transport is increasing, particularly for high value, low weight goods or thoserequiring urgent transport, * Air access adds to the quality of life of reglonat citizens by enabling convenient travel. «We anticipate there will be 3 Phases to the Nanaimo Airport Expansion Project program including; Phase 1 - Terminal Building Expansion {$11 M>,'"Phase 2 - Airside Improvements to Runway and Apron areas ($10M), Phase 3 - Groundside Improvements to Roads, Parking and utilities ($28M). * To reach this objective, the Nanaimo Airport Commission has prepared a Phase 1 project budget of $11 million and will be requesting funding for 2/3 of that amount from the Building Canada Fund.

49 Air Terminal Building Expansion project overview: SITE MAP OVERVIEW 3350 Spitfire Rd, Gassidy BC RAG,: -43

50 TERMINAL BUILDING: PROJECT DETAILS A B C D E F ATB Main Expansion -Triple queuing area, relocate security office, establish check bag drop point, and increase passenger and vehicle flow Baggage Make up Area - Expand security area to process forecasted passenger volumes at peak times and triple baggage make up area Departure Lounge - Expand passenger departure lounge and increase services Customs Hall - Develop area that can process a minimum of 150 passengers at time, either domestic or international Car Rental Facility - North of the existing terminal building Expanded offices and passenger areas

51 Date Received Mr. Teunis Westbroek, ; Mayor of the Town of Qualicum Beach # Primrose Street, PO.Box 130 Qualicum Beach. B.C. V9K 1S7 CANADA ACtiOn Keq'j'.i'O in f-p' NL-7451 Holten, 1. February 2015 Dear Mr. Westbroek, We are very pleased and honored by your commitment to donate pins and a Town Flag for the schoolchildren who participate the ceremony in Holten. It is quite amazing that you will hand over this personally. We should like to invite you at 5th of May in the Information Centre at the Canadian War Cemetery at Holten. The centre tells the story of the liberation of the north-east part of The Netherlands by the Canadians and gives a "face" to the soldiers who are buried here. We like to show you the centre and inquire you about it. Let preset tuning at what time we meet us and how many people will be present. We thank you and your government very much for your initiative and are looking forward to see you in Holten. Yours sincerely, Stichting Informatiecentrum Canadese Begraafplaats Holten Albert Boo

52 Town of Qualicum Beach Policy Manual Policy No.: Date of Implementation: May 4, 1994 Town Pins Policy Council believes that Town pins provide a means of advertising and promoting the Town of Qualicum Beach. Procedure Organizations within the Town of Qualicum Beach wishing to obtain more than 30 pins for any one event, may purchase them at $1.25 per pin. Administration shall be permitted to distribute up to a maximum of 30 pins at no charge without prior authorization of Council. Administration must obtain permission from Council to issue more than 30 pins to organizations that do not wish to purchase them. Town of Qualicum Beach Policy Manual Section 3 - Administration Miscellaneous Revised: July 14, 2003

53 MARILYN DAWSON' 843 WGODHIDGK PL Ql'AIJCTM BKACH, BC V9K 2K7 DaieRsssivsd February 9,2015 V (GJlCll t> j-yjii Dear Mr. Mayor You may already know that Vancouver island Universityis : cuttirig funding to the Tutoring prograrnjn Parksville, effective March 31, This is Mother damaging blow.toth"e'mul^1or?iyitem In our community, in fact the entire area from Bowser to Nanoose. Since its inception in 1989 this program, started first as a community based program and then morphing into Project Literacy and finally the Tutoring Program, has served over 1700 students at a rate of 70 to 90 a year. It may not sound like much, but students who need help in their math or English, biology or computer science have been able to get one on one help from a group of mainly senior volunteers in their own community at no cost to them. These are adult students with adult responsibilities often working at low income Jobs and financially stretched to the limit. Their goal is to acquire the skills necessary to climb the next rung of the ladder. An average of 50 tutors donate approximately 4 hours per week, 40 weeks of the year, contributing more than $240,000 every year in free service based on a low market rate of $30 per hour. (A much higher figure is more likely.) VIU's move stems from a provincial cut of $500,000 from the adult basic education budget. However, its only financial outlay is the employment of a full-time program coordinator. The program assistant and technical support are otherwise funded. As one of several volunteer tutors, I urge you to take whatever steps are at your disposal to persuade VIU to find budget cuts elsewhere and continue with the tutoring program. The only viable source of funding identified so far is the VIU Centre for Healthy Aging recently located in the Parksville Civic Centre; surely the Tutoring Program would qualify to come under that umbrella. Perhaps there are other solutions that you may be aware of. It's most important that the tutoring program be a vital part of this area. It's a win-win situation for both the adult students and the senior volunteers who feel they are making a contribution to their community. Marilyn Dawson RAGE

54 Town of Qualicum Beach FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMORANDUM TO: John K. Marsh, Financial Administrator/Deputy CAO FOR: Regular Council, March 2,2015 FROM: Darryl Kohse, Fire Chief SUBJECT: Monthly Fire Department Report PURPOSE To provide Council with the February Fire Rescue Department report. BACKGROUND The Qualicum Beach Fire Department services the Town of Qualicum Beach and Regional District areas of approximately 34.5 square kilometres with an estimated population of 10,500 in the fire protection area. Fire Rescue services range from structure fires, interface fires, automobile accidents and specialized service. SUMMARY Between February 1 and February 25, 2015 the department has had a total of 16 calls of service. The following is a breakdown of the incidents: 5 Motor Vehicle Accidents 1 Duty Officer 2 Hydro Related Emergencies 1 Vandalism Fire / Dumpster Fire 2 Agency Assistance 1 Motor Vehicle Fire 1 Automatic Aid 2 Alarm Activations Incident Staff Hours: Average Response Time: 33 hours, 31 minutes 4.14 minutes TOTAL CALLS OF SERVICE: Calls of Service There has been a total of 40 responses since December 1,2014. The following is a breakdown of total incidents in 2015 to date: December incidents January incidents (11 incidents reported) February incidents Incidents recorded for monthly reports may vary due to report submission deadlines. For example, January calls of service increased by 2 incidents as reports were due to be submitted prior to the end of the month in order that staff may prepare the council package. INSPECTIONS The department has conducted 24 inspections for the month of February. TRAINING During the month of February, the department completed 13 training sessions. The following is a breakdown of training for February: 9 Regular Sessions 2 Special Training Sessions 2 Event Sessions (Fire Hall Tours) 26 Total Session Hours PAGE

55 Town of Qualicum Beach Fire Department March Regular Council Meeting Monthly Fire Department Report, February 2015 Page 2 of 2 Aside from regular scheduled training in February, the department has been teaching local and neighbouring firefighters first aid as part of their NFPA1001 certification. Completion of the first aid program will certify firefighters to First Responders Level III and enable them to aide BC Ambulance during medical events where the ambulance may be delayed or when the severity of injured patients requires the fire department to attend. This course is over 50 hours of theory and hands-on training which is taught by local firefighters who are trained in medical response. Training is due to be completed by the end of February. EQUIPMENT All equipment is in good repair and vehicle servicing is up to date. Other equipment purchases include a electric lift for the side of Tender 53 that will allow firefighters to get the hard suction hose off the side of the apparatus more easily and safely. This equipment is due to be installed by Public Works in the coming week. FIRE CAMP 2015 The department has 16 high school students ready to spend the week training as firefighters, learning about emergency services as a possible career. Although the program will not make these young men and women firefighters, it will give them a better understanding of local emergency services and opportunites in these fields. The camp runs from March 15 to March 21, 2015 and is being sponsored by The Qualicum Beach Rotary who has donated $3,500 toward the running of the 2015 Fire Camp. FIRE DEPARTMENT DEFINITIONS / FACTS The following is a list of fire department terms and their definitions to allow the public a better understanding of the fire department as a whole. Automatic Aid: A process in which local and neighbouring fire departments are automatically paged to the same location based on the buildings occupancy and size. Large buildings that may pose a potential fire risk that would require assistance will be placed on the Automatic Aid Program. This will improve response and potentially limit fire losses. Mutual Aid: Similar to Automatic Aid, Mutual Aid is a process where fire departments may call on any neighbouring department for assistance if required. Departments that may be short onfirefighters during the daytime may call a mutual aid partner for assistance. Fire Chief Concurrence File: FIRE N:\ Admin\0360 C&C\Council\2015\03\02\Regular\Fire Report for February 2015 PAGE

56 TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH 2015 Construction and Building Permit Report R E S I D E N T I A L #of Permit# Roll# Civic Street Scope of Work Units not Units Sec Units 'l S># : ':' : Suites Multi Additions and/or Renos SFD (new) Multi (new) Totals Year to Date as at January 31, $235,400 $2,469,000 $0 :$0 so :$0 $2,704,400 February McRae PI. Single Family Dwelling 1 $368, Qualicum Rd. Sliding Door Install $3, West Ridge Way Accessory Building $35, Chester Rd. Accessory Building $32, Nootka Rd. Single Family Dwelling 1 $262, Nootka Rd. Plumbing $8, Niblick CI. Renovation $90,000 Year to Date as at February 28, 2015 $165,500 $400,900 $630,000 $3,099,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 so $0 $0 $3,000 $3,000 $798,500 $3,502,900! m

57 TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH 2014 Construction and Building Permit Report No. Permit* Roll# Civic Street Scope of Work February #of Units SFD #of Units Sec. Suites R E S 1 D E N T I A L Uof Units Multi 'Additions and/or Penes SFD (new) Multi (new) / / / / Year to Date as at January 31, , $100,000 $1,194,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,294, West Ridge Way Single Family Dwelling 1 $300, West Ridge Way Single Family Dwelling 1 $250, Chester Rd. Demolition Island Hwy. W. Demolition Hoylake Rd. E. Plumbing $5, West Ridge Way Detached Garage $38, Hemsworth Rd. Detached Garage $68, $111,000 $550,000 $0 iv'i' $0, $0 $0 $0 5 $661,000 Year to Date as at February 28, $211,000 $1,744,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,955,000 / / Totals

58 Town of Qualicum Beach MEMORANDUM TO: Daniel Sailland, CAO FOR: Council Meeting, March 2,2015 FROM: SUBJECT: Luke Sales, Director of Plarming Harlech Road Fire Hall Site Planning - March 2,2015 Update RECOMMENDATION: For Information Purposes Only PURPOSE To provide Council with an update on the planning process for the old fire hall, which is located at the intersection of First Avenue West and Harlech Road. BACKGROUND On February 16,2015 staff presented the initial timeline for the Harlech Road firehall planning process. The timeline for public consultation has since been extended by one month so that more residents and community groups can participate. Key Dates (Updated) February: Form and train staff teams for consultation, prepare consultation materials. March: Advertisement for community members to participate on design committee April - May: Small group meetings and surveys June: Summarize public feedback and present at large-format meeting June: Design charrette based on input from previous consultations. July: Summary report and recommendations to Council Pushing the timeline for this project into the beginning of the summer will result in some overlap between the Waterfront Master Plan consultation and the Harlech Road Fire Hall planning process. However, the public consultation overlap will be minimal. SUMMARY After the fire department relocates to its new hall later this year, the old fire hall will no longer be required by the Town. As such, the Town is proposing a site planning process to redevelop the site in accordance with the objectives of the OCP. Staff propose a planning process that will conclude with a staff report to Council in July. Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning Concurrence Concurrence File: HFH N:\ ADMINISTRATION\0360 COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS\Council\2015\0216 regular open agenda\memo.harleckfirehansiteplarming.docx PAC

59 Town of Qualicum Beach MEMORANDUM To: Daniel Sailland, CAO For: Regular Council March 2,2015 From: John Marsh, CMA, Financial Administrator/ Deputy CAO Subject: Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Amendment Bylaw ,2015 RECOMMENDATION THAT the bylaw entitled "Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Amendment Bylaw No ,2015"be introduced and read a first time. BACKGROUND The Financial Plan Bylaw 694 was adopted by Council on October 20,2014. This Bylaw remains in force until such time that a Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw is adopted. The budgeted amounts included at 1 st reading for Amendment Bylaw are the same as the adopted Bylaw 694. A Property Tax Rate Bylaw must also be adopted by Council by May 15, This Bylaw has to be consistent with the Financial Plan. This Tax Rate Bylaw will likely be presented to Council at the same time that Council considers 2 nd reading of the Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw. REPORT ANALYSIS Since the Financial Plan Bylaw was adopted by the previous Council, it was expected that Council would revisit the Financial Plan and make changes to ensure that the document is consistent with the new Council's strategic direction. Once Council's Strategic Plan is finalized, then changes will be made to the Financial Plan. These changes are expected to occur prior to 2* d reading of the Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw. An opportunity for public input will be scheduled before 3 rd reading. Attached is a four page Summarized Financial Plan Report to This report includes the 2015 to 2019 Financial Plan approved by the previous Council. For comparison purposes, it also includes 2014 Budget and 2014 Actual unaudited results. ALTERNATIVES 1. Provide alternate direction to staff John K. Marsh, CMA Financial Adrninistrator Report Writer Daniel Sailland Chief Administrative Officer Concurrence n:\ administration\0360 committees and commissions\council\2015\03 02 regular open agenda\fp mar2.docx File: pj\g

60 TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL PLAN REPORT to 2019 Feb 26/15 Budget 14 Actual 14 Budget 15 Budget 16 Budget 17 Budget 18 Budget 19 REVENUES: PROPERTY VALUE TAXES Municipal Property Taxation Municipal Taxation Total Municipal Property Taxation 7,108,820 7,105,676 7,432,272 7,770,440 8,120,110 8,493,637 8,880,097 7,108,820 7,105,676 7,432,272 7,770,440 8,120,110 8,493,637 8,880,097 Other Gov't Taxes (nets to nil) School District #69 Other - Regional District Sewer Tax Rate Levy V.I. Regional Library Regional Hospital District B C Assessment Authority Municipal Finance Authority Sub Total Other Gov't Taxes Collected Less Taxes Paid To Other Gov'ts Total Net Other Gov't Taxes 4,707,825 4,552,502 4,666,790 4,783,460 4,903,046 5,025,623 5,151,263 1,942,375 1,929,929 1,976,738 2,026,157 2,076,810 2,128,731 2,181,949 1,415,525 1,429,716 1,463,217 1,499,798 1,537,293 1,575,725 1,615, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,060,385 8,905,186 9,124,755 9,352,874 9,586,695 9,826,364 10,072,022-9,060,385-8,905,203-9,124,755-9,352,874-9,586,695-9,826,364-10,072, Grants In Lieu Of Taxes & 1% Utility Tax Grants in Lieu of Property Taxes Grants For 1 % Utility Taxes Total Grants In Lieu & 1% Utility Tax 197, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,714 PARCEL TAXES - WATER & SEWER Parcel Tax - Water Parcel Tax - Sewer TOTAL PARCEL TAXES TOTAL PROPERTY VALUE TAXES 783, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,800 8,395,198 8,389,156 8,735,779 9,078,335 9,437,685 9,821,068 10,217,611 FEES AND CHARGES Public Works Services 27,500 24,918 17,500 23,000 23,000 23,000 23,000 Page 1 of 4

61 TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL PLAN REPORT to 2019 Feb 26/15 Budget 14 Actual 14 Budget 15 Budget 16 Budget 17 Budget 18 Budget 19 Waste Removal Fees Cemetery Services Water Rates Sewer Rates TOTAL FEES AND CHARGES 647, , , , , , ,092 38,567 30,350 39,456 40,367 41,000 41,000 42, ,479 1,131,991 1,060,411 1,097,280 1,135,440 1,174,936 1,215, , , , , , , ,047 2,203,771 2,351,492 2,284,904 2,362,487 2,436,626 2,512,544 2,591,952 OWN SOURCES Licences and Permits Leases and Rentals Interest on Investments and Taxes Airport Services Civic Centre & Comm Hall Miscellaneous Revenues TOTAL OWN SOURCES 204, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,000 1,118,681 1,229,948 1,099,146 1,116,942 1,117,285 1,134,055 1,146,280 GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND OTHER Revenue Sharing 305, , , , , , ,000 Other Government Grants 163,000 97,371 13,000 13,000 13,000 13,000 13,000 RDN Fire and Other Services 218, , , , , , ,734 Gax Tax Grants 278, , , , , , ,000 TOTAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS 964,813 1,037, , , , , ,734 TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES 12,682,463 13,008,061 12,947,323 13,388,764 13,826,121 14,305,770 14,797,577 EXPENDITURES: OPERATING EXPENDITURES General Government Legislative Services 125, , , , , , ,000 Grants in Aid & Tax Exemptions 619, , , , , , ,855 Office Maintenance 201, , , , , , ,878 Administrative Services 1,242,274 1,225,719 1,164,240 1,212,341 1,248,160 1,334,690 1,371,672 Other Services 112, , , , , , ,666 Total General Government 2,300,238 2,214,743 1,833,041 1,888,793 1,944,631 2,049,744 2,106,071 Page 2 of 4

62 TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL PLAN REPORT to 2019 Feb 26/15 Budget 14 Actual 14 Budget 15 Budget 16 Budget 17 Budget 18 Budget 19 Protective Services RCMPolice Protection 1,146,566 1,158,266 1,235,894 1,275,000 1,337,000 1,375,000 1,425,000 Other Protective Services Fire Department Services 351, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,801 Total Protective Services 2,060,432 2,057,082 2,233,662 2,365,277 2,463,810 2,533,787 2,616,718 Transportation Services P/W Administration & Yard 575, , , , , , ,000 Roads and Drainage 911, , , , , ,152 1,002,606 Airport Services 169, , , , , , ,369 Street Lighting 150, , , , , , ,225 Equipment Operating 583, , , , , , ,000 Total Transportation Services 2,390,538 2,177,191 2,393,206 2,539,552 2,608,315 2,693,905 2,798,200 Environmental and Public Health Garbage Removal 125, , , , , , ,918 Other Environmental Programs 525, , , , , , ,620 Water Maintenance 870, , ,384 1,015,000 1,049,625 1,085,322 1,122,128 Sewer Maintenance Public Health (Cemetery) 195,424 46, ,787 41, ,415 48, ,000 49, ,225 51, ,738 53, ,549 54,325 Total Envir. and Public Health 1,763,834 1,822,163 1,906,553 1,955,523 2,019,065 2,084,304 2,151,540 Community Development Planning and Zoning 355, , , , , , ,000 Community Dev. - Town Functions Community Dev. - Museum Community Dev. - Chamber & D/T Bus. 420,373 35,544 85, ,256 48,899 87, ,645 37,161 88, ,409 38,852 91, ,402 40,601 94, ,873 42,468 98, ,602 44, ,000 Total Community Development 896, , , , , , ,002 Parks And Recreation Recreation Services Community Hall Civic Centre 14,428 54, ,367 5,632 68, ,444 16, , ,630 17,008 73, ,197 18,000 77, ,595 19,000 80, ,085 19,475 84, ,916 Page 3 of 4

63 TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL PLAN REPORT to 2019 Feb 26/15 Budget 14 Actual 14 Budget 15 Budget 16 Budget 17 Budget 18 Budget 19 Parks Buildings & Washrooms 184, , , , , , ,579 Beach Maintenance 84,741 61,505 66,360 68,391 70,381 75,391 77,276 Parks and Landscaping 842, , , , , , ,406 Total Parks And Recreation 1,526,507 1,433,427 1,618,608 1,705,788 1,680,805 1,728,842 1,789,220 TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES 10,938,000 10,429,099 10,760,049 11,260,196 11,551,629 11,961,923 12,371,751 NET OPERATING BALANCE 1,744,463 2,578,962 2,187,274 2,128,568 2,274,492 2,343,847 2,425,826 LESS CAPITAL AND DEBT Debt Charges Debt Interest 83,264 33, , , , , ,000 < Debt Principal 240, , , , , ,000 Total Debt Charges 323, , , , , , ,000 I Capital Expenditures General Capital 6,021,199 3,182,819 5,400,974 1,282,568 1,860,492 1,373,847 1,441,826 Water Capital 350, , , , , , ,000 Sewer Capital 50, ,830 35,300 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 Total Capital Expenditures 6,421,199 3,633,056 5,786,274 1,672,568 2,250,492 1,763,847 1,831,826 BALANCE AFTER CAPITAL & DEBT -5,000,000-1,318,121-3,705, , ,000 NON OPERATING ITEMS AND TRANSFERS Proceeds from Borrowing 4,000, ,750, , Proceeds from Sale of Assets 64, ,805 19,000 64,000 20,000 65,000 50,000 Transfer from Reserves 173, ,000 Transfer from Sewer Surplus 0 98,830 Transfer from General Surplus/Other 827, , Transfer to Reserves -14,000-13,177-14,000-14,000-14,000-15,000-14,000 Transfer to Surplus Transfer to Water Fund -50, ,000-50,000-50,000-50,000-50,000 TOTAL NON OPERATING 5,000,000 1,318,121 3,705, , ,000 FINANCIAL PLAN BALANCE Page 4 of 4

64 TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH BYLAW NO A Bylaw to amend the Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Bylaw No. 694,2014 The Council of the Town of Qualicum Beach, in open meeting assembled, enacts as follows: 1. The Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Bylaw No. 694,2014, is hereby amended by deleting Schedule "A" in its entirety and replacing it with the attached Schedule "A". 2. The Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Bylaw No. 694,2014, is hereby amended by deleting Schedule "B" in its entirety and replacing it with the attached Schedule "B". 3. This Bylaw may be cited as "Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Amendment Bylaw No ,2015" READ A FIRST TIME this day of, READ A SECOND TIME this day of, READ A THIRD TIME this day of, ADOPTED this day of, Teunis Westbroek, Mayor Heather Svensen, Corporate Administrator V 0

65 Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Amendment Bylaw No ,2015 Page 2 of 5 SCHEDULE"A" QUALICUM BEACH FINANCIAL PLAN BYLAW NO. 694, 2014 FOR THE FIVE YEAR PERIOD 2015 TO 2019 Revenues Property Value Taxes Municipal Taxation 7,432,272 7,770,440 8,120,110 8,493,637 8,880,097 Grants in Lieu of Taxes 357, , , , ,714 Parcel Taxes 946, , , , ,800 Fees and Charges 2,284,904 2,362,487 2,436,626 2,512,544 2,591,952 Other Sources Own Sources 1,099,146 1,116,942 1,117,285 1,134,055 1,146,280 Government Grants 827, , , , ,734 Total Revenues 12,947,323 13,388,764 13,826,121 14,305,770 14,797,577 Expenditures 20Y Other Debt Interest 106, , , , ,000 Amortization Expense 3,300,000 3,350,000 3,400,000 3,425,000 3,450,000 Municipal Purposes General Government 1,833,041 1,888,793 1,944,631 2,049,744 2,106,071 Protective Services 2,233,662 2,365,277 2,463,810 2,533,787 2,616,718 Transportation Services 2,393,206 2,539,552 2,608,315 2,693,905 2,798,200 Environmental Health 1,906,553 1,955,523 2,019,065 2,084,304 2,151,540 Community Development 774, , , , ,002 Parks and Recreation 1,618,608 1,705,788 1,680,805 1,728,842 1,789,220 Total Expenditures 14,166,049 14,856,196 15,214,629 15,646,923 16,076,751 Annual Surplus/Deficit -1,218,726-1,467,432-1,388,508-1,341,153-1,279,174 Other Non Operating Items Amortization 3,300,000 3,350,000 3,400,000 3,425,000 3,450,000 Capital Expenditures -5,786,274-1,672,568-2,250,492-1,763,847-1,831,826 Debt Principal 0-210, , , ,000 Proceeds from Sale of Assets 19,000 64,000 20,000 65,000 50,000 Proceeds from Borrowing 3,750, , Transfer from Surplus Transfer to Surplus/Reserves -64,000-64,000-64,000-65,000-64,000 Total Other Non Operating 1,218,726 1,467,432 1,388,508 1,341,153 1,279,174 Financial Plan Balance

66 Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Amendment Bylaw No ,2015 Page 3 of 5 SCHEDULE "B" STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES FOR BYLAW NO. 694 FOR THE FIVE-YEAR PERIOD 2015 TO 2019 In accordance with Section 165(3.1) of the Community Charter, the Town of Qualicum Beach is required to include in the Five-Year Financial Plan, objectives and policies regarding each of the following: 1. The proportion of total revenue that comes from each of the funding sources described in Section 165(7) of the Community Charter; 2. The distribution of property taxes among the property classes, and 3. The use of permissive tax exemptions. FUNDING SOURCES Table 1 shows the proportion of total revenue proposed to be raised from each funding source in Property taxes form the greatest proportion of revenue. As a revenue source, property taxation offers a number of advantages; for example, it is simple to administer and it is fairly easy for residents to understand. It offers a stable and reliable source of revenue for services that are difficult or undesirable to fund on a user-pay basis. These include services such as general administration, fire protection, police services, bylaw enforcement and public works. User fees and charges form the second largest portion of planned revenue. Many services can be measured and charged on a user-pay basis. Services where fees and charges can be easily administered include water and sewer usage, building permits, business licences, and sale of services - these are charged on a user-pay basis. User fees attempt to apportion the value of a service to those who use the service. Objective Over the next five years, the Town will continue to review the proportion of revenue that is received from user fees and charges to determine whether the user-fee component could be increased to lessen the requirement for property taxation. Policies The Town will review all user-fee levels to ensure they are adequately meeting the costs of the service. This will include garbage, recycling, kitchen waste, cemetery, airport, licences and permits, and all other fees and charges. Water metering will be reviewed to ensure that appropriate user fees are being collected for water and sewer usage and, perhaps, reduce the reliance on the parcel tax component. Where possible, the Town will endeavour to supplement revenues from user fees and charges, rather than taxation, to lessen the burden on a limited property tax base. This will include a comprehensive review of all fees and charges bylaws.

67 Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Amendment Bylaw No ,2015 Page 4 of 5 Table 1 Funding Sources Revenue Source % of Total Dollar Value Revenue Property taxes 67.47% $8,735,779 User fees and charges 17.65% $2,284,904 Other sources 8.49% $1,099,146 Government grants 6.39% $ 827,494 Other transfers 0.00% $ 0 Total 100% $12,947,323 DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY TAXES Table 2 outlines the distribution of property taxes among the property classes for the Town's portion of the property taxes. The residential property class provides the largest proportion of property tax revenue. This is appropriate, as this class also forms the largest portion of the assessment base and consumes the majority of Town services. The 2015 property taxes are based on a 3.5% increase over the 2014 property taxes. The Town's portion of the property taxes represent approximately 46% of the total tax bill sent to property owners. The other tax levies are not included in the figures below. These other taxes represent approximately 54% of the total tax bill and include the Regional District, School, Hospital, Library and BC Assessment. The 2014 Town tax rate is shown, as 2015 property assessment information has not yet been received from the BC Assessment Authority. Once assessments are received, tax rates are calculated and this could change the distribution shown on the table below. Table 2 Property Tax Distribution Class of Property 2014 Town Property Taxes 2014 Town Tax Rate Residential $6,276, % Utility $34, % Commercial/ Other $763, % Managed Forest $ % Recreation / Non-Prof it $32, % Farm $ % Total $7,107,030

68 Town of Qualicum Beach Financial Plan ( ) Amendment Bylaw No ,2015 Page 5 of 5 Objectives Over the next five years, the tax burden between residential and commercial should continue to be reviewed to ensure fairness. Maintain the property tax rate for Commercial/Other (Class 6) at a rate competitive with surrounding communities. Tax increases should be stable and, where possible, targeted to specific areas. Policies Supplement, where possible, revenues from user fees and charges to help offset the burden on the entire property tax base. Continue to maintain and encourage community and appropriate economic development initiatives designed to enhance the community. Align the distribution of tax rates among the property classes with the social and community development initiatives established by Council. Regularly review and compare the Town's taxes with comparable surrounding communities. Property Tax Projections Over the next 10 years, property taxes are projected to increase as shown below. These projections are reviewed annually and are subject to change, based on a number of factors. These factors could include inflation, infrastructure conditions, economic climate, environmental considerations, public input and Council priorities to % each year comprised of 2.5% inflation and/or service increases and 1% for new fire hall to % each year comprised of 2.5% inflation and/or service increases and 1 % for pavement overlay to % each year for inflation and/ or service increases. PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTIONS The Town of Qualicum Beach annually exempts from property taxes those properties that are non-profit in nature and provide a community benefit as determined by Council. Places of public worship are also exempted. These properties are annually advertised and then exempted by bylaw.

69 Town of Qualicum Beach MEMORANDUM TO: Darnel Sailland, CAO FOR: Council Meeting, March 2,2015 FROM: Luke Sales, Director of Planning SUBJECT: Zoning Amendment: 250 First Avenue West RECOMMENDATION 1. THAT the bylaw entitled "Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999, Amendment (Kiwanis Housing) Bylaw No ,2015" be introduced and read a first time; 2. AND FURTHER THAT the bylaw entitled "Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580,1999, Amendment (Kiwanis Housing) Bylaw No , 2015" be read a second time; 3. AND FURTHER THAT Council hold a pubhc hearing on Monday, March 23,2015 at 7:00 pm at the QuaHcum Beach Town Hall, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach in regard to "Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580,1999, Amendment (Kiwanis Housing) Bylaw No , 2015"; 4. AND FURTHER THAT the $4000 application fee for the 2015 Kiwanis Housing zoning amendment application be paid by the Town. PURPOSE To consider a zoning amendment application to increase the number of permitted affordable housing dwelling units on the site known as "Kiwanis Village", located at 250 First Avenue West. BACKGROUND The Qualicum-Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society is the owner of the property located at 250 First Avenue West (Kiwanis Village). Thirty-four affordable housing units are currently under construction. The zoning amendment and Development Permit approved in 2013 permitted 35 dwelling units and a multi-purpose clubhouse. The Kiwanis affordable housing society is now requesting an amendment to the zoning bylaw to permit a triplex in place of the clubhouse, which would mean a net increase of two units. A new Development Permit is not required because the plans still substantially comply with the previously approved development permit. However, a zoning amendment is required to increase the number of permitted dwelling units from 35 to 37. Figure 1: Subject Property (2009 photo)

70 Zoning Amendment: 250 First Avenue West DISCUSSION Following is an overview of land use regulations and design guidelines relevant to the subject property. Use: The proposed increase in the number of dwelling units is consistent with the permitted uses in the CD9 zone. The only difference is the increase in the number of dwelling units from 35 to 37. Density: The proposed density of 37 units (44 units per hectare) is significantly lower than the potential for 80 units per hectare that is identified for this area in the Official Community Plan. Height: The proposed maximum height is 7.5 metres for the residential dwellings, lower than the 9.0 maximum height in surrounding residential areas. Setbacks: The proposed increase in the number of dwelling units will not affect the setbacks. The setbacks will remain consistent at 4.5 m Parcel Coverage: Proposed parcel coverage with 37 dwelling units is less than the 35% permitted in most residential zones. Official Community Plan Design Guidelines: The subject property is in the "Ml - Village Neighbourhood" Development Permit Area (DPA). This area includes multi-family development properties, excluding single-family dwellings with secondary suites or garden suites, within the "Village Neighbourhood" Development Permit Area Ml, as illustrated on Official Community Plan map 'Schedule 2.3'. Following are the guidelines in the Ml DPA. "Development Permits issued for multi-family developments in this area shall be in accordance with the following general guidelines: 1. Developments shall be at a scale to complement the existing single-family residential uses while creating a transition area for the commercial and institutional uses. 2. The shape of developments shall avoid massive building components in favour of more intimate clustered designs. Such designs could include varied rooflines, ground floor access to individual units, courtyards and landscaping that stress the human scale of buildings and site improvements. 3. Parking facilities shall be integrated with the site landscaping and buffered from adjoining parcels and buildings on site through the use of trees, shrubs and screens. Smaller clusters are preferable. 4. Driveways, and off-street parking areas shall be located off lanes and shall be avoided along major and local streets to produce a streetscape that is visually more pleasing and to reduce the conflict with pedestrians. 5. Developments shall not separate themselves from the surrounding community by containing the dwellings within walled or fenced enclaves with centralized and/or controlled access points." Town of Qualicum Beach OCP page 3-45 and 3-46 The Kiwanis housing project meets the Ml Development Permit Area guidelines listed above. PAC:2

71 Zoning Amendment: 250 First Avenue West Parking Parking requirements specified in the zoning bylaw would require a total of 74 parking stalls for 37 units, based on the requirement of two stalls per dwelling unit. However, requiring two parking stalls per residential unit is excessive for an affordable housing development within close walking distance of the downtown core. Statistically, lower income residents in urban areas have lower car ownership rates. The current proposal includes one parking stall per dwelling unit for a total of 37 stalls and staff recommend that this be approved. Advisory Planning Commission (APC) On February 18,2015 the APC considered the Kiwanis zoning amendment. Issues discussed at the APC included the following: Is it better to have a clubhouse for Kiwanis residents or two additional dwelling units? Should there be a better pedestrian connection provided along First Avenue? Should the site be more open to the Park area to the south? The result of the meeting was adoption of the following two motions: THAT the Advisory Planning Commission recommends THAT Council amend the zoning for 250 First Avenue West (Kiwanis Village) to increase the number of permitted dwelling units from 35 units to 37 units. THAT the Advisory Planning Commission recommends THAT Council considers pedestrian functionality of the north side of the development at 250 First Avenue West; AND FURTHER THAT Council consider the permeability of the forest on the south side of the said development; AND FURTHER THAT the Town investigates the availability of local meeting spaces in lieu of the clubhouse. As noted by the APC, improved pedestrian connectivity between the Kiwanis housing site and downtown Qualicum Beach would benefit future residents and make Kiwanis Village more liveable. However, staff do not recommend undertaking the work at this time. Ideally, the work can be completed in the future when an appropriate grant program is available. Application Timing The Kiwanis Housing Society would like to begin construction of the new triplex while the contractor is still on site completing the other 34 units. If Council is amenable to the application, staff recommend an accelerated process so that the Kiwanis Housing Society can make the most efficient use of their construction budget: 1. March 2: First and second reading of amendment bylaw number , March 23 ld : 6pm Public Information Meeting. 7pm Council meeting: Public Hearing, third reading and adoption of Amendment Bylaw No ,2015. SUMMARY Staff support the proposed zoning amendment for the Kiwanis Village affordable housing development to increase the quality and quantity of affordable housing options in Qualicum Beach.

72 Zoning Amendment: 250 First Avenue West As noted in staff recommendation number four, the applicant has not paid the application fee and requests that the Town not charge the $4000 zoriing amendment application fee. Because the Town is already major financial partner in this affordable housing development, staff recommend that this request be approved and that the Town pays the application fee through an internal transfer ALTERNATIVES 1. THAT Council requests the following changes before considering the bylaw entitled "Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580,1999, Amendment (Kiwanis Housing) Bylaw No , 2015": [insert changes]. 2. THAT Council does not approve the request from the Kiwanis housing society to process the 2015 zoning amendment application with no fees. 3. Provide alternative direction to staff Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning Concurrence Concurrence N:\ ADMINISTRATION\0360 COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS\Council\2015\03 02 regular open agenda\memo.250 First Avenue West.ls.docx RAGE

73 TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH BYLAW NO A BYLAW TO AMEND THE TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH LAND USE AND SUBDIVISION BYLAW NO. 580,1999 WHEREAS the Council may, under Section 903 of the Local Government Act, divide the municipality into zones, regulate within a zone the use of land, buildings and structures, the density of use of land, buildings and structures, and the siting, size and dimensions of buildings and structures and may, under Section 904 of the Local Government Act, establish different density regulations for a zone depending on whether conditions relating to the provision of amenities or affordable or special needs housing are met, and may designate an area within a zone for particular types of housing, and WHEREAS the owner of the land described in this Bylaw has consented to the designations set out in the Bylaw; The Council of the Town of Qualicum Beach, in open meeting lawfully assembled, hereby enacts as follows: "Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580,1999" is hereby amended as follows: (a) "Part 6 - Land Use Regulations" Section Comprehensive Development 9 (CD9) is hereby amended by i. changing the "Combined total of all dwelling units per parcel" from 35 to 37. ii. replacing the page entitled "A-l" with Schedule 'A', which is attached to and forms part of this bylaw. iii. replacing the page entitled "L-l" with Schedule 'B', which is attached to and forms part of this bylaw. This bylaw may be cited as "Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580,1999, Amendment (Kiwanis Housing) Bylaw No ,2015" INTRODUCED FOR FIRST READING this day of,2015. READ A SECOND TIME this day of,2015. Notice published pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act on the, 2015 and the day of,2015. day of PUBLIC HEARING held on the day of, READ A THIRD TIME day of,2015. ADOPTED this day of,2015. Mayor, Teunis Westbroek Corporate Administrator, Heather Svensen

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