Committee member Aura Rose returned to the meeting at 6:39 p.m.
Staff displayed a PowerPoint presentation summarizing the application before the committee.
Staff confirmed how much of the property is being used for the landscaping business.
Ryan Anderson, OTG Developments, Applicant's consultant:
Landscaping business is helping make the farm viable. Other farm applications in other jurisdictions for non-farm use have been successful.
Corporation of Delta - Horse bedding recycling facility. ALC approved the temporary
City of Chilliwack - soil mixing, bark mulch landscaping materials, temporary use permit.
have a history of successful applications that are supportive of the agriculture currently being conducted.
There is a plan to move the business off the site. We are asking for a transition period hopeful it can be in the 5 year timeframe.
Clarified that a minor amount of landscape materials being stored on the site
Building is being primarily used for the agricultural activities.
In the winter there is 6 pieces of equipment and 8 vehicles being stored.
Ryan Markewich, Land Owner:
Spoke to the history of the farming on the property and the complications of growing some of the crops.
The vegetable production is leased out.
Have also considered mushroom production and worm casting production.
Nine months of the year there are 4 pieces of equipment stored on the property.
Responded to questions from the Committee.
Responded to questions from Committee.
TUP permits can be issued up to 3 years. Confirmed applicant is asking for maximum 3 year term with ability to be eligible for renewal for another 2 years. After that the permit ends.
Staff confirmed motion is to support the non farm use permit.
Original motion Moved by Aura/Seconded by Jeff to support
Moved by Yvonne/Seconded by Keith to recommend a 3 year Temporary Use Permit
Aura Keith Yvonne in favour, Jeff Opposed
NON farm use permit application for a maximum of 3 years Aura, seconded Keith
Jeff Rikets - Opposed Carried
The Agricultural Advisory Committee believes the maximum time period for this transition should be within the 3 years.
Meeting adjourned at 7:51 p.m.
Meeting reconvened at 8:00