Qualicum Beach council has given third reading to a pair of bylaws for public realm improvements on Second Avenue East.
The East Village Local Area Service Bylaw deals with the beautification and servicing of the area while the East Village Loan Authorization Bylaw will allow the Town to borrow $2,116,530 to pay for the project that will cost $2,366,530. The Island Coastal Economic Trust has already granted the project $250,000.
Council gave third reading at its special meeting held on Oct. 14. But in order to get the project moving ahead, the town still needs the approval of property owners and business fronting Second Avenue East who are asked to submit a petition if they are against the Local Area Service Bylaw or the borrowing. They are given until 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 to do so.
The petition against response form, draft bylaws and other information regarding the East Village Local Area Service may be obtained from the town office, 201-660 Primrose St., Qualicum Beach (250-752-6921) or from the town’s website at www.qualicumbeach.com.
— NEWS Staff