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Report Staff of Town of Oliver
2021 Water Rates Bylaw – Council gave first three readings to the 2021 Water Rates Bylaw.
Water rates will increase 4% effective January 1, 2021. The 4% rate increase is estimated to
increase the average residential water user fees from $386 to $401. This is a yearly increase of
about $15 or a monthly increase of about $1.25.
2021 Sewer Rates Bylaw – Council gave first three readings to the 2021 Sewer Rates Bylaw.
Sewer rates will increase 4% effective January 1, 2021. The rate increase of 4% for 2021 is
estimated to increase the average residential sewer user fees from $274 to $285. This is a yearly
increase of about $11 or a monthly increase of about $1.00.
Development Permit – 215 Maple Avenue – Council approved the development permit for 215
Maple Avenue to allow the applicant to construct a 215m2 (2,316ft2) building for the storage
of rental equipment. As the property is located within the Industrial Development Permit Area
of the Official Community Plan, approval for the design and landscaping was required.
Fire Control Amendment Bylaw 1369.01 – Council gave first three readings to amend Fire
Control Bylaw 1369. The bylaw amendments are contained within Section 7 Services to include
provision for first responder, and Section 15 Burning Without a Permit by adding use of natural
gas, propane or briquettes.
Notice of Motion – Tax Rate Analysis – Council directed staff to bring forward a report outlining
the business tax multiple strategy adopted by Council in February 2012. The goal of the 2012
strategy was to shift the tax burden from business to residential. The report is to include an
analysis of any shift in tax burden among these two property classes; a description of alternative
tax distribution methods used amongst property classes, including pros and cons; and include
a competitive comparison analysis of business tax rates in Oliver to that of neighbouring
Oliver Parks & Recreation Society Letter of Support – Council approved providing Oliver Parks
& Recreation a letter of support to Tree Canada for the Tree-mendous Communities grant
application. The application is for the planting of 100 trees and bushes in Community Park to
celebrate 100 years in the development of Oliver