Langford council news in brief

Speed limit adjustments, a new townhouse development and an apple fundraiser all get considered by council this week

Speed limit adjusted on Leigh Road

A little housekeeping was on the agenda for Langford council members at Monday’s meeting. They gave first, second and third reading to a bylaw amendment aimed at clarifying speed zones on Leigh Road and Leigh Place. Before Leigh Road was extended and connected with Henry Eng Place last month, the speed limit south of Dunford Avenue around Langford Lake was 30 km/h. Now known as Leigh Place, that section will remain a 30 km/h zone, while the Leigh Road section to Henry Eng is now a 50 km/h zone.

An apple for a good cause

It’s a fundraiser the City of Langford can really take a bite out of. Scouts Canada requested that the City allow their presence on streets and outside businesses for the annual Scout Apple Day fundraiser. Coun. Lillian Szpak noted the City would not only permit the group to sell apples, but welcomes them wholeheartedly.

Scouts Canada Greater Victoria is an organization of 1,500 youths and adults serving all communities south of the Malahat. This apple fundraiser has consistently raised more than $20,000 annually for the group and those funds go directly into programs that support youth in their growth and development.

New townhouse development for Knotty Pine Road

Langford council gave first reading to a bylaw to amend the zoning for two properties in the 2800-block of Knotty Pine Rd. The applicant has requested to rezone 2822 and 2824 Knotty Pine Rd. to permit a six-unit townhouse development. The properties are zoned for one- and two-family residential and will need to be changed to medium density apartment zoning to allow for the project.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

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