Comox council addresses zoning isuues

Request for expansion of uses in industrial zoned properties

  • Jan. 12, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Erin Haluschak

Record Staff

Seeking an expansion of permitted uses in their light industrial zoned properties, business owners on Shamrock Place and across the street on Guthrie Road received first and second reading for their request last week.

Comox council approved the proposal for owners of 821 Shamrock Place and 2040 and 2060 Guthrie Road to be rezoned from light industrial to  a new C3.2 commercial – industrial zone.

Commercial uses added to the industrial zone include adult fitness studios, billiard halls, brew pubs, medical clinics, music studios and restaurants.

A public hearing will be scheduled near the end of February, said planner Marvin Kamenz.

• • •

The Town of Comox, along with other municipalities including Courtenay, Port Alberni, Campbell River and Black Creek will be drafting a joint request for proposals for recreation software used for booking customers into programs and facilities, along with billing and processing payments.

In a report to council, Don Jacquest, director of finance for the town said the town pays around $9,000 along with three percent of credit card payments processed by software provider Active Network.

The company is changing their software and would charge a conversion fee  along with a transaction-based service fee, and would represent a 35 per cent fee increase, a total cost in excess of the $25,000 limit council has budgeted for staff purposes.

Once the joint RFP concludes, Jacquest noted he will return to council for further authorization to purchase the recommended software.

photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

Just Posted

Dog killed by gunshot north of Courtenay – Crime Stoppers

Police seeking help from public after dog found dead near mouth of Oyster River on Nov. 27

VIDEO: 2018 Everybody Deserves a Smile campaign packaging day

Students from throughout the Comox Valley come to Ecole Puntledge Park to help the less fortunate

Valley student’s passion project helping Cumberland forest

It took a little while for Frederica Blouin-Comeau to find her passion… Continue reading

Emailed bomb threat triggers heavy police presence at Comox Valley RV

Heavy police presence could be seen at Comox Valley RV on Ryan… Continue reading

Baby, it’s nasty outside: wind and rain will continue across Vancouver Island

Police warn drivers and pedestrians to use precaution during expected rain and winds

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

VIDEO: Vancouver battles back to earn single point in Nashville

High streamflow advisory in effect across the Island

River Forecast Centre issues advisory as Pacific storms batter the coast

Trapped Vancouver Island crash survivor celebrates second chance at life

“Life is good now. It’s good to be alive.”

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

VIDEO: Kitten rescued from under school bus in Duncan

School staff have affectionately called kitten “Axle”

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Most Read