A new Floodplain Management Bylaw has been drafted that would replace the City’s current floodplain policy which dates back to 1991. The City is seeking comments from the Public which will be summarized and presented to Council on September 27, 2022. This deadline was extended from July 26, 2022.
Floodplain Management Bylaws are used to determine and regulate properties that may be susceptible to flooding to reduce risk to loss of life, injury or property damage. Differences between the 1991 and 2022 Floodplain Management Bylaws can be reviewed in this Staff Report that was presented to Council on June 21, 2022. The draft Bylaw received first and second readings.
Major changes include:
- Changes to areas included in the floodplain map;
- Addition of general exemptions to the Bylaw;
- Addition of site-specific exemptions to the Bylaw; and
- Update the classification of Baker Creek from small stream to standard stream.
Large resolution floodplain maps referenced in this Bylaw can be viewed here.
Please send any comments or questions to Lyndon Hunter, Planning Technician, at firstname.lastname@example.org.