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CRD Minutes of a Meeting of the Electoral Area Services Committee

Marc F Lalonde  | Published on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Minutes of a Meeting of the Electoral Area Services Committee Held Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Room 107, 625 Fisgard St., Victoria, BC

: As requested, it was MOVED by Director Howe, SECONDED by Director McIntyre: That the order of speakers be revised in the following order: Robert Hiza, Vern Williams, Brian Milne and Greg Harney. CARRIED 1. Robert Hiza spoke against item 6 stating the proposed bylaw does not address concerns regarding noise level and shooting hours. The delegation provided speaking notes which are on file at Legislative Services. 2. Vern Williams spoke against item 6 raising concerns regarding noise level, shooting hours, enforcement and environmental stewardship. The delegation provided speaking notes which are on file at Legislative Services. 3. Brian Milne, representing Churchill Road neighbours of the Salt Spring Island Rod and Gun Club (Gun Club), spoke against item 6 regarding shooting hours and noise levels. The delegation provided speaking notes which are on file at Legislative Services. 1526516 Electoral Area Services Committee Minutes April 16, 2014 2 4. Greg Harney representing the Gun Club neighbours as legal counsel, spoke against item 6 and outlined the legal history between the Gun Club and its neighbours, suggested the proposed bylaw is too permissive on a scope of shooting, and suggested reconsidering adding noise levels to the bylaw. 6. Salt Spring Island (SSI) Noise Bylaw Proposed Amendments (30:00) T. Whiting spoke to the report.

Discussion followed on the merits of postponing making a recommendation on Bylaw No. 3855, “Noise Suppression Bylaw (Salt Spring Island)” No. 1, 2006, Amendment Bylaw No. 1, 2014.” Director McIntyre and staff expressed interest in meeting with the neighbours to evaluate mitigation measures and identified a number of actions that could be taken. MOVED by Director McIntyre, SECONDED by Director Howe, That Bylaw No. 3855, “Noise Suppression Bylaw (Salt Spring Island)” No. 1, 2006, Amendment Bylaw No. 1, 2014” be referred back to staff to: 1) look at results of mitigation measures with the Salt Spring Island Rod and Gun Club (Gun Club); 2) get proper noise measurements; and 3) review pending court decision. CARRIED