Purpose of the Committee:

The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to Council that:

  1. Ensures community benefits result from the Community Lands.
  2. Develops a high-level overview of the best uses of the Community Lands.
  3. Reviews the characteristics of specific areas of the lands and relate those characteristics to the utilization of the lands for community purposes and their marketability.
  4. Develops a market valuation process.
  5. Identifies lands that should remain in a land bank for future community use.
  6. Helps set priorities and a timeline for the lease and/or sale of some of the lands.
  7. Identifies a target for funds to be raised from the sale of some of the lands.
  8. From the sale of some of the lands, pays down some of the municipal debt.
  9. From the sale of some of the lands, secures funds to support the development of community amenities.

Committee Members

  • Mayor Gary Ander, Chair
  • Frits de Vries
  • Tom Swann
  • Councillor David Hocking
  • Councillor Maureen Nicholson
  • Liam Edwards, Chief Administrative Officer (Staff Liaison)
  • Chief Financial Officer (Staff Liaison)
  • Daniel Martin, Manager of Planning and Development (Staff Liaison)

To contact the Mayor’s Standing Committee on Community Lands, please email: MSCCL@bimbc.ca.

Governing Documents

Terms of Reference

Video Recordings

BIM YouTube Channel

Reference Documents

Housing on Bowen (August 2016)

Agendas and Minutes