Public Notice: Closure of a portion of Ocean Boulevard

The property on Ocean Boulevard that is currently used as a Park & Ride site is designated as road right of way. Council directed staff to bring forward a closure document that will make it a land asset, giving the City further options for the land. 

Notice is hereby given of the City of Colwood’s intention to close to traffic and remove the dedication of highway, through the adoption of “Road Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw for Ocean Boulevard (Juan de Fuca Park and Ride), Bylaw No. 1717, 2018”, that portion of Ocean Boulevard shown in heavy outline in the Reference Plan below. The purpose of this road closure is to remove the public highway dedication.

The approximate 0.736 hectare portion of Ocean Boulevard intended to be removed as highway dedication will be considered by the Council of the City of Colwood at its special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road.

Persons who consider they are affected by Bylaw No. 1717 will be provided with an opportunity to make representations to Council at the meeting, or by delivering a written submission to the Chief Administrative Officer by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Bylaw No. 1717 is available for viewing at Colwood City Hall and may be obtained by contacting City Hall at 250-478-5999. Questions on the proposed bylaw and disposition may be directed to the Chief Administrative Officer at ihowat@colwood.ca; City of Colwood, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC V9C 1R1, or 250-478-5999.

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Public Hearing Jan 29, 2018 re: Seafield Road

A Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, January 29, 2018 to provide an opportunity for public feedback regarding a Land Use Bylaw amendment to close a portion of Seafield Road and consolidate it with the Seafield development property.

This will allow the road to be shifted to the centre of the property to make space for homes and driveways on both sides of Seafield Road. This aspect of the plan was included in the information presented at the public hearing when the property was being rezoned in June 2014. Read more details in the notice linked at the bottom of this page.

Date:  Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Colwood City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood BC

What is a Public Hearing?

A Public Hearing is a vital part of Council’s review when applications are made to change the City’s Official Community Plan or Land Use Bylaw. It provides the public with a way to present their views to Council on items contained in the public hearing agenda. It is not a question and answer period. The Public Hearing is Council’s opportunity to listen to members of the public to hear their views or receive their written submissions on items contained in the public hearing agenda. Council is not able to discuss and debate the topic at the public hearing.

Learn more about Public Hearings

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Notice of Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel Hearings for Central Sewer Local Area Service

The Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel meets to review Colwood properties being assessed for the City's parcel tax for the first time. In 2016, the City undertook a legally required extension of the Central Sewer line along a designated area between Hatley Park Mall on Sooke Road and a section of Metchosin Road (see www.colwood.ca/CentralSewer to learn more.) A parcel tax will be levied to those properties for the first time in 2018.

Notice is hereby given that the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will meet at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Colwood City Hall, located at 3300 Wishart Road in Colwood, BC to review the parcel tax rolls for the following sewer local area services, on the following dates:

The Colwood Central Sewer Local Area Service – Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pursuant to the Community Charter, in order for a complaint regarding the parcel tax roll to be considered by the panel, it must be in writing and all submissions must be received by the City of Colwood, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC V9C 1R1 no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018.           

Enquiries can be made by calling Jennifer Hepting, Collector, at 250-294-8149.

Pursuant to the Community Charter, a person may make a complaint to the parcel tax review panel with respect to a parcel tax roll on one or more of the following grounds only:    

  1. There is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll;
  2. There is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel;
  3. There is an error or omission respecting the taxable area of a parcel; or
  4. An exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed.

Pursuant to the Assessment Act, any notice of complaint must:     

  1. clearly identify the property in respect of which the complaint is made,
  2. include the full name of the complainant and a telephone number at which the complainant may be contacted during regular business hours,
  3. indicate whether or not the complainant is the owner of the property to which the complaint relates,
  4. if the complainant has an agent to act on the complainant’s behalf in respect of the complaint, include the full name of the agent and a telephone number at which the agent may be contacted during regular business hours,
  5. include an address for delivery of any notices in respect of the complaint,
  6. state the grounds on which the complaint is based under the grounds noted below:

    a. there is an error or omission respecting the name of a person in the assessment roll;
    b. there is an error or omission respecting land or improvements, or both land and improvements, in the assessment roll;
    c. land or improvements, or both land an improvements, are not assess at actual value;
    d. land or improvements, or both land and improvements, have been improperly classified; and
    e. an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed

  7. include any other prescribed information.

A copy of the DRAFT COLWOOD CENTRAL LAS PARCEL TAX ROLL is available for inspection at www.colwood.ca and at Colwood City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Jennifer Hepting, CPA, CA
Collector / Deputy Director of Finance

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Seafield Road: Notice of Highway Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication and Disposition of Public Land

A proposed development on Seafield Road in Colwood includes shifting the road right of way to the centre of the property to make space for homes and driveways on both sides of Seafield Road. This aspect of the plan was included in the information presented at the public hearing when the property was being rezoned in June 2014.

Below is the content of the newspaper advertisement that was published in the Goldstream News on December 22 and December 27, 2017.

The City of Colwood hereby gives notice of its intention to permanently close to traffic that portion of Seafield Road measuring approximately 0.260 hectares, shown in the area outlined in the sketch below, and to remove the dedication of that portion of Seafield Road as highway.

Road Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw for a portion of Seafield Road between Heatherbell Road and Selleck Way Bylaw No. 1687, 2018, closing that portion of Seafield Road to traffic and removing its dedication as highway, will be considered by the Council of the City of Colwood at its regular meeting scheduled for January 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm at City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road. Persons who consider they are affected by Bylaw No. 1687 will be provided with an opportunity to make representations to Council at the meeting, or by delivering a written submission tot he Chief Administrative Officer by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 5, 2018.

The CIty of Colwood further gives notice of its intention to see the closed portion of Seafield Road to Seafield Properties, Inc., for consolidation with their abutting property legally described as Lot B Plan VIP7004. The closed portion of Seafield Road will be transferred to Seafiled Properties Inc. in exchange for the dedication of a new highway measuring approximately 0.367 hectares, providing a replacement road that will be known as Seafield Road.

Bylaw No. 1687 is available for viewing at Colwood City Hall and may be obtained by contacting City hall at 250-478-5999.

Questions on the proposed bylaw and disposition may be directed to the Chief Administrative Officer at ihowat@colwood.ca; City of Colwood, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC V9C 1R1, or 250-478-5999.

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Public Hearing July 10, 2017 re: 3340 Anchorage Ave.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 10, 2017 to provide an opportunity for public feedback regarding an Official Community Plan amendment and Land Use Bylaw amendment to allow subdivision of the single lot at 3340 Anchorage Avenue into two lots. Read more details in the notice linked at the bottom of this page.

Date:  Monday, July 10, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Colwood City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood BC

What is a Public Hearing?

A Public Hearing is a vital part of Council’s review when applications are made to change the City’s Official Community Plan or Land Use Bylaw. It provides the public with a way to present their views to Council on items contained in the public hearing agenda. It is not a question and answer period. The Public Hearing is Council’s opportunity to listen to members of the public to hear their views or receive their written submissions on items contained in the public hearing agenda. Council is not able to discuss and debate the topic at the public hearing.

Learn more about Public Hearings

Read the full public notice

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