Council Meeting Highlights

February 27

Here’s some highlights from Council’s Tuesday meetings. 

Council Workshop 

Council heard reports and recommendations presentations on the following items: 

  • Housing Needs Report Interim Results Presentation   
  • Urban Forest Management Strategy Update  

Council Meeting 

Council considered the following items and recommendations: 

  • Council passed the updated Code of Conduct Bylaw. 
  • Council passed the Elected Official Oath of Office Bylaw.  
  • The Council Remuneration Bylaw was passed.
  • Council granted Third Reading to:
    1. Rezoning Application at 11619, 11631 and 11639 Adair Street to permit the construction of three triplexes on three separate lots.
    2. Rezoning application and Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment at 11405 236 Street to permit the construction of 18 townhouse units on the developable portion of the site and adjust the boundaries and add lands to the Conservation designated area.
    3. Rezoning Application at 22306 122 Avenue for the construction of a fourplex.
  • Council did not grant third reading for the Rezoning at 24070 128 Avenue and 24195 Fern Crescent to facilitate the development of 47 townhouse units along with an adjustment to the OCP. 
  • Application to subdivide land within the Agricultural land Reserve at 26060 124 Avenue was forwarded to the ALC.
  • Council gave Second Reading and will forward the following matters to Public Hearing
    1. Rezoning Application for Units 102, 104, 106 and 116 at 22633 Selkirk Avenue to allow accessory Pharmacy use in a proposed new medical clinic/pharmacy in Phase 4 of the Brickwater Building.
    2. Rezoning at 22020 119 Avenue to permit the construction of a triplex.
  • Development Variance Permit and Development Permit at 23333 River Road to permit construction of 4 courtyard residential units was granted.
  • Award of Contract for a new playground at Maple Ridge Park was granted.
  • Council rescinded second and third reading of a Rezoning at 11795 and 11839 267 Street and voted that the application be given second reading as amended and forwarded to Public Hearing.
  • Council gave First, Second and Third Reading of the Delegation of Procurement Bylaw.
  • Council approved the Grant Application from the 2024 Local Government Development Approval program.
  • Council Endorsed the four Lower Mainland Government Association 2024 Policy Resolutions.
  • Council gave First, Second and Third reading to the establishment of a Growing Community Reserve Fund
  • Council approved two latecomer agreements.

The full reports can be found in the agenda at www.mapleridge.ca/640

February 20

Here’s some highlights from Council’s Tuesday meetings. 

Committee of the Whole 

Council reviewed the following items and moved them to the next Council Meeting for final consideration:

  • Application to subdivide land within the Agricultural land Reserve at 26060 124 Ave.
  • Rezoning Application for Units 102, 104, 106 and 116 at 22633 Selkirk Ave to allow accessory pharmacy use in a proposed new medical clinic/pharmacy in Phase 4 of the Brickwater Building.
  • Rezoning at 22020 119 Ave to permit the construction of a triplex.
  • Development Variance Permit and Development Permit at 21333 River Rd to permit construction of four courtyard residential units.
  • Award of Contract for a new playground at Maple Ridge Park.

Public Hearing 

Council heard public feedback on the following matters:

  • Rezoning Application at 11619, 11631 & 11639 Adair St to permit the construction of three triplexes on three separate lots.
  • Rezoning application and Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment at 11405 236 Street to permit the construction of 18 townhouse units on the developable portion of the site and adjust the boundaries and add lands to the Conservation designated area.
  • Rezoning Application at 22306 122 Ave to permit the construction of a fourplex.
  • Rezoning Application at 24070 128 Ave and 24195 Fern Crescent to facilitate the development of 47 townhouse units along with an adjustment to the OCP.

The full reports can be found in the agenda at www.mapleridge.ca/640

February 13

Council held a Special Business Planning Meeting to provide guidance on the development of the 2024-2028 Financial Plan, including the base budget, Strategic Work Plan, proposed capital projects, and service enhancement scenarios. The guidance will provide the details required to draft the Financial Plan Bylaw that will come back before Council later in 2024.

After hearing presentations and asking detailed questions, Council passed the following resolutions:

  1. THAT Council approve the expenditure of Growing Communities Grant totaling $16,586,000 for projects as listed in Attachment A of the Council report titled “Business Planning 2024-2028” of February 13, 2024. 
  2. THAT Council approve the capital projects listed in Attachment B – 2024-2028 Capital Plan of the Council report titled “Business Planning 2024-2028” of February 13, 2024 and that the financial implications be included in the 2024-2028 Financial Plan.
  3. THAT Council approve the list of one-time incremental requests in Attachment C – 2024 One-Time Incremental Requests of the Council report titled “Business Planning 2024-2028” of February 13, 2024 providing $20,000 for the Heritage Grant Program and directing staff to hold only one Leadership Summit in 2024 and that the financial implications be included in the 2024-2028 Financial Plan;
  4. THAT Council direct staff to include Scenario C less Items 9, 10, and 20 of the proposed 2024 Ongoing Incremental Requests in the 2024 – 2028 Financial Plan Bylaw.

The full agenda and reports can be found online at www.mapleridge.ca/640.

February 06

Here’s some agenda highlights from Council’s Tuesday meeting. 

Special Council Meeting: Business Planning

Council heard reports and recommendations on: 

  • The Business Planning Framework 
  • Financial Overview 
  • Capital Program Overview 
  • Strategic Priority Projects & Incremental Requests 
  • Engagement Data Summary
  • One­time Incremental Requests

Council will consider the components and provide direction on the 2024 – 2028 Financial Plan and 2024 Work Plan at a Special meeting on Tuesday, February 13.

The full reports can be found in the agenda at www.mapleridge.ca/640

January 30

Here’s some agenda highlights from Council’s Tuesday meetings. 

Council Workshop 

Council heard reports and recommendations on the following matters: 

  • An amendment to the City’s Procurement Policy
  • Approval for the Fee for Service Agreement with School District 42 related to the Building Safer Communities Fund

Council Meeting 

Council welcomed a delegation from the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association’s’ U-13 A1 Ridge Rustlers who will be heading to Quebec to play in a prestigious tournament in Quebec. Mayor and Council wished them well as they embark on this amazing trip and tournament.

Council considered the following matters and granted: 

  • First, Second & Third reading of the Maple Ridge Code of Conduct Repeal Bylaw
  • Adoption of a Development Variance Permit at 12313 McNutt Road
  • First & Second Reading for a Rezoning at 24070 128 Avenue and 24195 Fern Crescent to facilitate the development of 48 townhouse units and forwarding the matter to Public Hearing
  • Third Reading for a Rezoning at 23682 Dewdney Trunk Road to permit the subdivision of two single family lots and 16 townhouse unit.
  • Approval of two Latecomer Agreements
  • Award of Contract for the Abernethy Way Road Improvements from 224 Street east to 230 Street.

The full resolutions and reports can be found in the agenda at www.mapleridge.ca/640

January 23

Here’s some highlights from Council’s Tuesday meetings. 

Committee of the Whole 

Council heard a presentation from the local Restorative Justice Program. Council thanked them for their work in the community.

Council heard reports on the following matters and moved them forward to the Council meeting on January 30 for consideration: 

  • Rezoning at 24070 128 Avenue and 24195 Fern Crescent to facilitate the development of 48 townhouse units
  • Rezoning at 23682 Dewdney Trunk Road to permit the subdivision of two single family lots and 16 townhouse unit.
  • Development Variance permit at 12313 McNutt Road
  • Two Latecomer Agreements
  • Award of Contract for the Abernethy Way Road Improvements from 224 Street east to 230 Street.

The Public Hearing Meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled into February.

The full resolutions and reports can be found in the agenda at www.mapleridge.ca/640

 January 16

Here’s some highlights from Council’s Tuesday meetings. 

Council Workshop 

Council reviewed a report on the Short-Term Accommodations public engagement results and directed staff to bring forward a Zone Amending Bylaw to regulate short-term accommodations in dwelling units. 

Special Committee of the Whole following Workshop

Council forwarded report recommending an extension of the completion date in a Heritage Revitalization Agreement for the conservation of the Gillespie Residence at 12061 Laity Street to the Council Meeting.

Council Meeting at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers

Council adopted the following items: 

  • Film Fee Update
  • Extension of the completion date in a Heritage Revitalization Agreement for the conservation of the Gillespie Residence at 12061 Laity Street.

The full resolutions and reports can be found in the agenda at www.mapleridge.ca/640

2023

December 12

Here’s some highlights from Council’s Tuesday meetings. 

Council Workshop 

Council heard presentations from each City department outlining their core services and achievements in 2023. The City’s annual business planning processes will continue in January as Council reviews work plan priorities related to their Strategic Plan and the current Financial Plan targets are updated. 

Regular Council Meeting 

Council received a project update that the City has awarded the contract for the Recreation Feasibility Study to HCMA Architecture and Design who bring a wealth of experience working on similar projects throughout the region.  The first phase of community engagement will begin in January with surveys, targeted engagement meetings, an open house and pop up events intended to get a wide range of feedback to shape the initial report back to Council.

Council’s approved items on the Consent Agenda including:

  • 2024 Meeting Schedule.
  • 2024 Council Appointments to Regional Boards, Advisory committees, Standing & Statutory Committees and Outside Agencies.
  • Council Committee & Design Panel Appointments.

Council addressed the following items:

  • Adopted the Maple Ridge Subdivision and Development Servicing Amending Bylaw.
  • Rezoning applications for:
    1. 12209, 12219, 12231, 12241, and 12251 222 Street and 22190 123 Avenue to permit the future construction of two six-storey apartment buildings with a total of 152 units was granted First Reading.
    2. 11405 236 Street to permit the future construction of 18 townhouse units was granted Second Reading and will be forwarded to Public Hearing.
    3. 22306 122 Avenue to permit the future construction of a fourplex was granted Second Reading and will be forwarded to Public Hearing.
    4. 11619, 11631 and 11639 Adair Street to permit the construction of three triplexes on three separate lots was granted Second Reading and will be forwarded to Public Hearing.
    5. 24070 128 Avenue and 24195 Fern Crescent to facilitate development of 48 townhouse units was referred back to staff.
  • Zoning Bylaw Housekeeping Amendments were granted Second Reading and will be forwarded to Public Hearing
  • Development Permit and Development Variance Permit for 22313, 22315 and 22321 Selkirk Avenue was granted.
  • Film Policy was endorsed and Fee Update was given First, Second & Third Reading.
  • Sponsorship, Advertising and Naming Rights Policy was endorsed.
  • Temporary Use Permit at 12035 222 Street.
  • Rezoning at 13960 232 Street, 13897, 13917, 140 Silver Valley Road and 23348 141 Avenue was adopted.
  • Maple Ridge Code of Conduct Bylaw, Elected Officials Oath of Office Bylaw, Maple Ridge Council Remuneration Bylaw were given First, Second and Third Readings.
  • Maple Ridge 150 funding request was endorsed.
  • Formation of a Subcommittee to the Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee to make recommendations to Council on intergovernmental resolutions proposed for FCM, LMLGA and UBCM was endorsed.

The full resolutions and reports can be found in the agenda at www.mapleridge.ca/640


December 5

Here’s some highlights from Council’s Tuesday meetings. 

Committee of the Whole at 11:00 am in Council Chambers

Council heard reports on the following matters and moved the items forward to the December 12 Council Meeting for consideration:

  • Rezoning at 12209, 12219, 12231, 12241, and 12251 222 Street and 22190 123 Avenue to permit the future construction of two six-storey apartment buildings with a total of 152 units.
  • Rezoning at 11405 236 Street to permit the future construction of 18 townhouse units.
  • Rezoning at 22306 122 Avenue to permit the future construction of a fourplex.
  • Rezoning at 11619, 11631 and 11639 Adair Street to permit the construction of three triplexes on three separate lots.
  • Zoning Bylaw Housekeeping Amendments
  • Rezoning at 24070 128 Avenue and 24195 Fern Crescent to facilitate development of 48 townhouse units.
  • Development Permit & Development Variance Permit for 22313, 22315 and 22321 Selkirk Avenue.
  • Film Policy and Fee Update.
  • Sponsorship, Advertising & Naming Rights Policy.

Public Hearing at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers

Council heard public input on the following item: 

  • Temporary Use Permit at 12035 222 Street

The full resolutions and reports can be found in the agenda at www.mapleridge.ca/640