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February 27 Council Meeting Highlights


For City of Langley Regular Council meeting of February 27, 2023.
Please note these are not the official minutes, but rather, highlights of items approved by Council and do not reflect all items considered by Council at the meeting. Council Meeting agenda is available here: For more information, please contact or

Bylaw 3173 Zoning Amendment (RZ-04-21) and Development Permit No. 05-21 

Council gave Final reading to Bylaw 3173 and approved Development Permit 05-21 to facilitate development of a 15-unit townhouse development at 19665 & 19669 55A Avenue 

2023 Community Grants

Council awarded community grants totaling $140,426 to the following organizations:

Bard in the Valley

$ 14,000.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley

$ 5,000.00

Boys and Girls Club of Langley

$ 3,275.00

Canadian Festival of Chili & BBQ

$ 6,000.00

Community Arts Council of Vancouver

$ 1,500.00

Copper for Kids Foundation

$ 1,000.00

DLBA – Arts Alive Festival

$ 12,500.00

Douglas Park Pickleball

$ 5,000.00

Encompass – Best Babies

$ 1,160.00

Encompass – Friends of Dorothy

$ 2,500.00

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

$ 1,500.00

Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation

$ 2,000.00

Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association

$ 1,000.00

Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

$ 1,500.00

Langley 4H District Council

$ 150.00

Langley Amateur Radio Association

$ 250.00

Langley Animal Protection Society

$ 5,000.00

Langley Arts Council

$ 4,666.00

Langley Care Foundation – Langley Lodge

$ 5,000.00

Langley Community Farmers Market

$ 2,500.00

Langley Field Naturalists

$ 2,500.00

Langley Flippers Swim Club

$ 1,000.00

Langley Fundamental Middle & Secondary Dry Grad

$ 500.00

Langley Lawn Bowling Club

$ 2,500.00

Langley Literacy Association

$ 2,500.00

Langley Pos-Abilities Society

$ 4,000.00

Langley Rotary Clubs – RibFest Langley

$ 5,000.00

Langley Scholarship Committee

$ 4,500.00

Langley Senior Resources Society

$ 15,000.00

Langley Volunteer Bureau

$ 1,650.00

Langley Ukulele Association

$ 2,500.00

Parkinson Society BC

$ 500.00

Pitch-In Canada

$ 425.00

PLEA – Children on the Street

$ 1,000.00

Terry Fox Run

$ 1,500.00

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association

$ 4,250.00

Vancouver Area Youth Arts – Formerly KPU Music Fest

$ 5,500.00

Volunteer Cancer Drivers

$ 1,000.00

Youth Parliament

$ 1,000.00

Zajac Ranch Society

$ 5,600.00

Douglas Park Temporary Washroom Facilities

$ 2,500.00

Varied Taxation Rate for Residential (Class 1) Properties

Council passed the following resolution and further resolved that it be submitted to the Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) for consideration of endorsement at the 2023 LMLGA Conference:

WHEREAS the Province of British Columbia specifies that there is one assessment class for all types of residential properties even though the assessed value of attached and detached residential properties change values at different rates and other jurisdictions, such as Ontario, allow different tax rates for attached and detached residential properties;
WHEREAS in Langley City, a 4.94% property tax increase in 2018 resulted in a 0.4% decrease for detached residential properties and a 14.31% increase for attached residential property, and in 2022, a 4.35% property tax increase resulted in a 12.49% increase for detached residential properties and 3.37% decrease for attached residential properties;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of British Columbia amend the BC Assessment Act and the Community Charter to allow the residential class to be split into two distinct residential classes so that a different rate may be applied to each type to account for the difference in the rate at which attached and detached residential properties change their value and to allow local government to more accurately charge for the cost of providing services to attached and detached residential properties.

Sustainable Canadian Municipalities Asset Management Fund

Council passed the following resolution and further resolved that it be submitted to the Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) for consideration of endorsement at the 2023 LMLGA Conference:

WHEREAS Canada’s infrastructure deficit is estimated to be as high as $570B with almost 60% of the deficit within municipal jurisdictions.

WHEREAS the costs to replace and repair municipal infrastructure for critical services such as roads, arenas, bridges, drinking water, and wastewater systems are estimated to be $141 billion, which is well beyond the financial capacity of municipalities across the country due to limited revenue generation options, and all while costs for infrastructure renewal continue to escalate at an exponential rate.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Government of Canada create a sustainable and reliable municipal asset management fund, like the permanent Building Canada’s Public Transit Future Fund, to increase investments in infrastructure renewal, which is essential to enhance public safety, reduce health risks, ensure economic sustainability, and lessen the financial burden on future generations to pay for the infrastructure deficit.