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The District's policies have been listed below in alphabetical order. Select the first letter of the policy you wish to view to see a list of corresponding policies. Contact the Clerks Department for official copies of a policy.
|Area Planning Assessment
Policy 6.30 - to assist in the selection of future area plans.
|Arts and Cultural Plan
Policy 4.13 - to provide direction, commitment and vision for the arts and culture
|Bylaw Enforcement - Management of Records
Policy 5.29 - to manage bylaw enforcement records in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
|Committees of Council
Policy 3.11 - to establish guidelines for the formation and operation of Committees of Council.
Policy 5.41 - standards with respect to communication practices
|Community Directory & Events Calendar Postings on Website
Policy 5.54 - standards on postings to the Events Calendar and the Community Directory on the District's website.
Policy 5.56 - to establish open and transparent guidelines for the evaluation and distribution of Community Grants, respecting the limited financial resources available for this purpose.
|Control of Surficial and Groundwater Discharge in the Area Bounded by 207 Street, 124 Avenue, 224 Street and the Crest of the Fraser River Escarpment
Policy 6.23 - To set out conditions for the consideration of surficial or groundwater discharge in the area bounded by 207 Street, 124 Avenue, and 224 Street to the crest of the Fraser River Escarpment without compromising the stability of the entire Escarpment. This policy should be read in conjunction with Policy No. 6.24 [PDF, 2MB] - " Subdivision of, or building on, Land within 300 Metres of the Crest of the Fraser River Escarpment. Golder's Report and Contact Details
|Council Training, Conferences, and Association Building
Policy 3.07 - to manage the Council training, conferences, and association building budget
|Criminal Record Checks Requested for Non-Paid Volunteers - Fees
Policy 5.03 - to allow non-paid volunteers, working with "high risk" groups, to apply for a fee exemption
|Detached Garden Suite
Policy 6.29 - to provide a framework for the regulation of a Detached Garden Suite.
|Development Cost Charges - Installment payment due dates
Policy 5.14 - to establish the schedule of installment payments for Development Cost Charges where the developer has elected to pay by installments.
|Development Cost Charges - Installment payment security
Policy 5.15 - to define the acceptable securities that may be used to guarantee the recovery of Development Cost Charge installments.
|Development Information Meetings
Policy 6.20 - minimum standards for the hosting a a meeting by a developer to inform the public of proposed development changes in their neighbourhood
|Development of Lands Adjacent to Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Policy 6.03 - development standards for urban lands adjacent to the Park boundary
|Development Sign Specifications
Policy 6.21 - specifications to ensure proper notification of proposed development changes
|Disposal of Found Goods
Policy 10.01 - to provide Municipal and RCMP staff with regard to property found and reported to the RCMP by individuals who initiate a claim
|Filming in Maple Ridge
Policy 9.04 - to document that the film industry's use of Maple Ridge provides economic benefits and community recognition.
|Financial Support Process Policy
Policy 5.49 - to evaluate requests for support using a standard process to ensure the best use is made of available budget dollars.
|Financial Sustainability Plan Policy
A proactive strategy is required that will lay the groundwork for the continuance of high quality services and provide a legacy for future generations. It will position the Municipality to meet financial obligations and take advantage of opportunities that arise; it will also mean that residents can look forward to equitable and affordable taxation.
Policy 6.08 - to provide a management framework to allow water based residential uses
|Fraser River Escarpment
Policy 6.23 - To set out conditions for the consideration of surficial or groundwater discharge in the area bounded by 207 Street, 124 Avenue, and 224 Street to the crest of the Fraser River Escarpment without compromising the stability of the entire Escarpment. This policy should be read in conjunction with Policy No. 6.24 [PDF, 2MB] - " Subdivision of, or building on, Land within 300 Metres of the Crest of the Fraser River Escarpment. Golder's Reports and Contact Details.
|Grants In Aid
Policy 5.04 - specifications on grant requests
Policy 6.07 - to identify the objectives of the Heritage Plaque Program
Policy 5.47 - to ensure that District computer and information resources are safe for their intended use.
Policy 6.28 - to establish a formal policy regarding the receiving and the return of landscape securities for various permits.
Policy 5.35 - to set out the authority and process for the retention of external legal counsel
|Litigants' Representations with Council
Policy 5.26 - to address the issue of litigants appearing before Council
|Local Area Service Policy
Policy 5.01 - to set conditions under which the District will consider installation of services
|Mayor and Council Correspondence
Policy 3.08 - to establish a protocol for response to corresopndence addressed to Mayor and Council.
|Modular Home Park Redevelopment Tenant Assistance
Policy 6.27 - to establish measures for rezoning applications that propose the redevelopment of properties used as mobile home parks
|Municipal Lands - Acquisition
Policy 5.28 - to govern a fair and equitable approach to property acquisition
|Municipal Lands - Posting for Sale or Lease
Policy 5.08 - posting municipal lands for sale or lease
|Municipal Lands - Valuation for disposition purposes
Policy 5.09 - to govern the valuation of municipal lands.
|Municipal Lands - permanent disposition
Policy 5.10 - to govern when municipal lands shall be deemed to be available for permanent disposition.
|Municipal Lands - disposition of proceeds
Policy 5.11 - to ensure municipality has future resources to acquire additional lands.
Policy 6.13 - methods for determining community opinion
|Neighbourhood Traffic Management
Policy 9.07 - to provide consistent practices to ensure that neighbourhood traffic issues will be addressed in a balanced, efficient and cost effective manner that respects the needs for mobility and safety of all road users. this policy should be read in conjunction with Neighbourhood Traffic Management Practices [PDF, 3.7KB].
|Outdoor Burning Regulations - Zero Tolerance
Policy 8.01 - to establish a zero tolerance policy with respect to violations
|Parkland - Acquisition through CDMR Development Ltd.
Policy 5.25 - to provide for the acquisition of parkland
|Permissive Tax Exemptions - Policy 5.16
Homes For The Care of Children and the Relief of the Aged, the Poor, the Disabled and the Infirm
|Permissive Tax Exemptions - Policy 5.17
Private Hospitals and Daycares
|Permissive Tax Exemptions - Policy 5.18
|Permissive Tax Exemptions - Policy 5.19
Municipal Recreational Services
|Permissive Tax Exemptions - Policy 5.20
|Permissive Tax Exemptions - Policy 5.21
|Permissive Tax Exemptions - Policy 5.22
Youth Recreation Groups
|Permissive Tax Exemptions - Policy 5.23
Policy 4.18 - to formalize practices which have consistently been followed to reduce the introduction of pesticides to the environment to an absolute minimum. The presence and effects of pest species will be tolerated at population levels which do not threaten host survival or render facilities unusable.
|Policy Development and Maintenance
Policy 3.09 - to provide guidelines and standards to support the effective development and maintenance of legislative and operational policies.
|Prison Work Crews
Policy 4.16 - to permit the use of inmate work crews to supplement the regular maintenance program and special projects work of the Parks and Leisure Services and Public Works Departments and associated volunteer organizations (Adopt a Block, ARMS, Equestrian Trails Council, etc.).
Policy 3.02 - to eliminate the need for Municipal Council approval and publication of proclamations
|Public Private Partnership
Policy 5.50 - to ensure that Public Private Partnerships are guided by the Public Private Partnership Handbook
|Public Private Partnership Handbook
A systematic guide to dealing with Public Private Partnerships
Policy 3.01- criteria for determining if public solicitations will be considered
Policy 5.45 - to summarize the responsibilities of the Purchasing Department
|Regulation of Earth Fill within Floodplains
Policy 9.10 - to evaluate the potential impact of the placement of fill within a floodplain.
|Roads - Road Exchanges - Valuation When Requirement of Development Process
Policy 6.10 - method to determine value when road dedication and road exchange are required under the same Development Application
Policy 6.14 - to provide a framework for the regulation of secondary suites
|Secondary Suites - Guidelines for Exclusion
Policy 6.15 - to provide regulation of secondary suites where certain neighbourhoods may be identified in the Zoning Bylaw as areas where secondary suites are not permitted.
Policy 5.07 - to establish the types of securities that are acceptable to the District as Security Deposits.
|Sewer Area - Extension Into the Agricultural Land Reserve
Policy 9.02 - criteria with respect to sewer extension into the ALR
|Show Home Building Application
Policy 6.22 - to address market demand to showcase individual developments to prospective clients.
|Snow Removal and Ice Control on Municipal Roadways
Policy 9.08 - to provide service to improve vehicle mobility during winter conditions with respect to snow removal and ice control on municipal roadways
|Subdivision of, or building on, Land within 300 Metres of the Crest of the Fraser River Escarpment
Policy 6.24 - To set out conditions under which subdivision of, or building on, land can be considered in the area within 300 metres of the crest of the Fraser River Escarpment without compromising the stability of the entire Escarpment. This policy should be read in conjunction with Policy No. 6.23 [PDF, 2KB] - "Control of Surficial and Groundwater Discharge in the Area Bounded by 207 Street, 124 Avenue, 224 Street and the crest of the Fraser River Escarpment."
Policy 4.12 - to ensure that all avenues are made available for volunteer development and experiences and that volunteers are duly recognized for their efforts and commitment.