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Backyard Chickens, storage of the deceased, 2011 Annual Report LINK & 7 Bylaws: Public Hearing to 3rd Reading

Posted by Cheryl McLachlan on June 17, 2012

PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS:
Re: Keeping of Backyard Chickens

“Formal request for a review of existing Land Use Bylaws 3.12.01(1) and 3.12.01 (4) regarding the keeping of backyard chickens and the housing of animals respectively, which were written by the CRD in 1967 and adopted by Langford upon Incorporation in 1992. We would like to see this Bylaw amended to allow residents to keep backyard hens on lots smaller than 1 acre (4,000 m2), and our suggestion is as follows:
1) Reduce the minimum lot size required to keep poultry from one-acre, to one hen for each 166m2 (1,790ft2) of lot area (as currently calculated on page 101 of the Land Use Bylaw document)
2) Amend Bylaw 3.12.01 (4), regarding minimum distance of a building or structure to house animals from 30m of any front lot line or within 15m of any other lot line, to rear of property and 1.524m (5ft) of any other lot line.
With proper education, owning backyard hens – a sustainable investment in food security – is a rewarding experience and is in keeping with our City of Langford’s Official Community Plan (OCP).”

TEMPORARY USE PERMIT
TUP-12-0001 -1064 Goldstream Avenue

“Temporary Use Permit No. TUP12-0001 … for purpose of allowing the storage of funeral service related items, such as coffins, caskets and urns, and may include temporary storage (overnight) of the deceased, on the property at 1064 Goldstream Avenue.”
- one local business person wrote in expressing, “…with your inclusion of possible overnight storage of the deceased, we feel even more strongly that this is not the area to do this in. We have two schools with in a three block radius; Ruth King Elementary and Spencer School, we have townhome complexes across the street and there are just so many other locations to choose from….”

REPORTS
a) City of Langford 2011 Annual Report (“can be viewed at City Hall or on website
at http://www.citvoflangford.ca”;) LINK: click HERE
b) Contract Award Leigh Road Interchange Phase IB, Savory Contract 231
c) Application to vary the parking requirement and vary the height from the required four (4) storeys to five (5) storeys to allow for the construction of a multi-family residential building consisting of approximately twenty-two (22) dwelling units on the property at 790 Hockley Avenue.

Bylaws with Public Hearings, 2nd & 3rd Readings:

a) BYLAW NO. 1356
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 319, (3385 Happy Valley Road), 2011″.
b) BYLAW NO. 1357
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 320, (3371, 3377, and 3379 Happy Valley Road), 2011″.
c) BYLAW NO. 1370
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 329, (Text Amendment-New CH4 (Cluster Housing Residential 4 Zone), 2011″.
d) BYLAW NO. 1391
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 342, (790 Hockley Avenue), 2012″.
e) BYLAW NO. 1392
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 343, (2720 Peatt Road), 2012″.
f) BYLAW NO. 1393
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 344, (997 and 999 Goldstream Avenue), 2012″.
g) BYLAW NO. 1394
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 345, (Omnibus No. 28 – Community Care Facilities), 2012″.

And more…………

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT
a) DVP12-0006 – 2758 Peatt Road
b) DVP12-0008-3091 Langford Lake Road Westhills Phase 5

And more bylaws with just 1st Reading:

BYLAW NO. 1407
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 351, (Ml Zone – Text amendment to allow a
skateboard school and its related uses as a permitted use on the subject property only), 2012″.
(FIRST READING)

BYLAW NO. 1411
“Flatman Ave Road Closure Bylaw No. 1411 2012″.
(FIRST READING)

BYLAW NO. 1418
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 340, (3622 Happy Valley Road), 2012″.
(FIRST READING)

BYLAW NO. 1424
“Langford Official Community Plan Bylaw, Amendment No. 8, (Amending the OCP designation from Agricultural Strategy lands to Neighbourhood), 2012″.
(FIRST READING)

BYLAW NO. 1426
“Langford Zoning Bylaw, Amendment No. 340, (Create the RR3 Zone), 2012″.
(FIRST READING)

and some other items and the almost always In-Camera Resolution, this time regarding, “Legal Matters, New Service and Personnel.”

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2 Responses to “Backyard Chickens, storage of the deceased, 2011 Annual Report LINK & 7 Bylaws: Public Hearing to 3rd Reading”

  1. There was a Power Point presentation tonight to Langford Council, staff and a packed audience largely there to support the campaign to change old CRD era bylaws preventing any chickens being kept on less than an acre. The presentation was informative, well organized, addressed the common concerns about chickens and was quite humorous at points.
    Making changes to the bylaw seemed well received by all. :)

    Langford residents should go check out their website,
    “Support a Hen-Friendly Langford:”
    http://www.chickensinlangford.org/

    You can still sign their petition:
    http://www.chickensinlangford.org/petition/

    And you can LIKE them on FB
    “Chickens in Langford’:
    https://www.facebook.com/ChickensInLangford

  2. Chickens in Langford featured on CTV:
    http://www.ctvvancouverisland.ca/2012/06/which-came-first-the-chickens-or-the-by-law/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCTMDD3wPHQ

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