Archive for May, 2012

BYLAW 1539 new rules regarding all cliffs on the shoreline

A new bylaw outlining new rules regarding the cliffs and the penalties to be imposed can be found on the following link:

http://rmofvictoriabeach.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/By-law-1539.pdf

New RMVB Website

There is a new website for the RMVB for all information regarding our community replacing the Beacon site.

http://rmofvictoriabeach.ca/home

Shoreline Advisory Committee Recommendations

After hearing presentations, reading submissions and compiling the comments and information from the surveys the Shoreline Advisory Committee has put forward three recommendations to the RMVB council.

Recommendation #1

“we recommend that the RM Council approach the Province of Manitoba, on an urgent basis, seeking agreement to use as much of the grant as necessary to engage competent shoreline expertise to advise the council and community…” page 26

Recommendation #2

The committee recommended that council participate in the CEC hearings that will be scheduled for Manitoba Hydro’s final license in regards to the regulation of lake levels.

Recommendation #3

“The committee recommends that council formally confirm with the Province that they will not approve any permanent and/or non- emergency shoreline works while the RM is conducting it’s review, and the Province take whatever steps are necessary to monitor areas for which it is responsible to ensure that no such unauthorized work takes place” Page 29

It is important to stay informed and to read the entire report, which can be found on the Victoria Beach Beacon.

(taken from the VBSPA website)

RMVB DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The RMVB have been involved in developing a new planning framework and it is yet another positive step forward by the municipality to insure that nothing further occurs on the waterfront without careful consideration, guidance and approval.

“Victoria Beach is a deeply valued sanctuary with a distinct sense of place. The community is known for its serene and beautiful environment, its traditional community life, and its rich ties to history, family and nature. Victoria Beach is not one homogenous community but rather a collection of communities, each with its unique values. Despite these differences, residents are proud of being ‘Victoria Beachers’ and put time and energy into caring for the community as a whole.” Page 6

“The natural environment offers the serene atmosphere and sense of enjoyment that characterizes place for all Victoria Beachers. The preservation and enhancement of the natural environment are central to the identity and quality of life of all residents. Environment: Addresses the need to integrate the fundamentals of environmental stewardship in recognition of its intrinsic value and importance for quality of life. Managing the environment, natural areas, lakes and resources in a manner that respects ecological processes and sustainability is critical to the Municipality. Equally as important is the ability to empower every generation to entrench environmental sustainability in education and stewardship.” Page 10

“Development and land use shall be encouraged to minimize the resulting ecological footprint. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is recommended for any proposed development that may have an environmental effect or the potential of altering natural systems.” Page 14

“Within natural areas, there shall be minimal impact resulting from development on aquatic ecosystems, wetland environments and riparian areas.” page 14

http://vbspa.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/rmvbdraftdeveloptplan-1.pdf

(taken from the VBSPA website)

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