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Council preview for Tuesday, Dec. 3

First look: Budget guidelines to be presented; public hearing for WB staff housing
The next meeting of Whistler council is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Maury Young Arts Centre. File photo by Braden Dupuis

HERE'S A QUICK LOOK at what to expect at Tuesday's council meeting, kicking off at 5:30 p.m. at the Maury Young Arts Centre.


Council will hear a presentation from director of finance Carlee Price on the 2020-2024 Five Year Financial Plan bylaw before voting on a resolution to direct her to prepare it.

The bylaw will be based on a 2.8-per-cent property tax increase in 2020, along with two-per-cent increases to sewer, water parcel and solid waste fees.

The 2020-2024 proposed projects list includes 162 projects, with a proposed budget cost of $39 million in 2020 (including up to $10 million carried over from 2019).

The total municipal budget is worth $90.4 million next year, up from $87 million in 2019.

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A public hearing will be held for a new 200-plus bed Whistler Blackcomb staff housing building after a rezoning for the project received first two readings on Nov. 19.

Whistlerites will be able to share their thoughts starting at 6 p.m. sharp.

The proposed building is six storeys tall with 66, two-bedroom units each about 40 square metres in size. The units include a shared kitchen and bathroom, and would be targeted toward WB's first-year and returning seasonal employees (four per unit).

The application requires an amendment to the RM13 zone to increase the floor space ratio, site coverage and building height, as well as a parking variance and another variance for a small portion of the building encroaching into a 7.6-metre setback.


Find the full agenda at, and pick up Thursday's Pique for more from council.