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Wildife bylaw passes


Coun. Corinne Lonsdale was the lone lawmaker opposed to the final version of the Wildlife Attractant Prevention Bylaw.

Lonsdale expressed concern over restrictions on backyard composting.

Cliff Doherty, the DOS director of protective services, told the members of Council that education on the issue of wildlife attractants will be emphasized before enforcement. He said enforcement will be used when education fails and there is a reoccurring problem with a backyard composter or a birdfeeder.

Lions Bay to get Squamish bylaw officers

Last week Council members expressed concern over a plan to make Squamish's bylaw enforcement officers available to Lions Bay and this week support for the plan was unanimous.

The concerns were set aside after the issue was discussed at a meeting of the protective services committee.

Local bylaw enforcement officers will spend up to 150 hours in Lions Bay. The two communities agreed to run a three-month pilot project between June and August.

Doherty said all of the DOS labour and transportation costs will be recouped and Lions Bay will pay a 15 per cent administration charge.

Townline gets variance

The company behind the Thunderbird Creek development off Pia Crescent in the Garibaldi Highlands received Council permission to develop a new neighbourhood under altered standards for street lighting and storm drainage.

Townline, much like the Sea to Sky University developers, wants to reduce the amount of street lighting to prevent light pollution and use less solid road surfaces in conjunction with rain gardens to allow more natural drainage.

Slo-Pitch gets loan guarantee

A loan from the Squamish Credit Union negotiated by the Squamish Slo-Pitch Association is going to be guaranteed by the DOS after Council decided to back the slo-pitch leagues.

The money will be used to complete a second ball diamond at the corner of Loggers Lane and Finch Drive.

Skate park contractor chosen

The $161,000 contract to construct the new skatepark near Howe Sound Secondary School was finalized this week. Spectrum Skatepark Creations, the company that did most of the early planning work for the park, was awarded the contract.

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