an account from one Whistler Councillor

April 14 council meeting

At committee of the whole yesterday, we heard a report from Heather Beresford (environmental team at the RMOW), along with Tim Schumacher (conservation officer) Owen Carney (Carney water systems) and Sylvia Dolson (Get Bear Smart). They updated us on the projects and challenges for Whistler’s bear population. We discussed options for safe removal of garbage from homeowners and tenants that don’t have cars. We asked them to look into the possibility of curb side pick up in densely populated neighborhoods.

At the regular meeting of council, the mayor presented awards of excellent to some of the outstanding staff at the municipality. There was also a presentation of the winning poems from this year’s Mayor’s Poetry contest.

We had a public hearing regarding a rezoning application for a local bed and breakfast which was well attended. There were quite a few citizens opposed to the rezoning on account of the way in which the business has been managed in the past year. The new owners live abroad and the property caretaker was allegedly allowing loud parties late into the night.

The rest of the meeting went fairly smoothly.

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