Langford Council news in brief: May 2

New sewer bylaw, new rules to create transition zones and contracts inked for West Shore Parkway work

Sewer bylaw amendment pushes more homes to connect

At Monday’s meeting, Langford council members gave first, second and third reading to a sewer utility bylaw amendment that could impact a number of Langford homeowners.

Part of that change saw a section added that states the owner of every parcel abutting Florence, Glen and Langford lakes, as well as a highway or statutory right of way, in which a sewer main is installed must connect any building or structure, within one year of either receiving the letter of completion of construction or the adoption of this bylaw (whichever occurs later).

Mixed-use zone to create vibrant transition

Council also adopted an amendment to Langford zoning bylaws and added parameters for a mixed-use residential commercial zone. The intent of this mixed-use zone is to create a vibrant transition between the core downtown commercial area and neighbouring areas.

Some of the permissible land uses include: apartments, community gardens, film production studios, health clubs, parks and liquor stores. Some regulations include: principal uses must be oriented to pedestrian needs and designed to avoid vehicular interference with pedestrian movement.

West Shore Parkway Segment 1 contracts awarded

Five bids were submitted for the Segment 1 of West Shore Parkway contract. They ranged from roughly $1.35 million to $1.88 million. The contract was awarded to low bidder Windley Contracting Ltd.

Segment 1 is the signalized intersection at Highway 14 (Sooke Road), connecting to Segment 2 and the Glenshire Business Park. Although Hwy. 14 is owned and maintained by the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the design and construction of Segment 1 is being administered by Langford staff.

Electrical work, which includes the installation of traffic signals and streetlights, was not included in this tender. A quote was supplied by the Ministry’s electrical contractor and deemed comparable to previous signal installation projects. Council awarded this contract to Raylec Power LP for $222,940 plus GST.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

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