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File #: ID-2505-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Filed
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: Township Council
On agenda: 10/4/2021 Final action: 10/4/2021
Title: School Site Acquisition File 0400-80
Attachments: 1. J.1 School Sites Acquisition.pdf


School Site Acquisition

File 0400-80

Recommended Action

That Council receive the letter from Brian Iseli, Secretary-Treasurer, School District #35, requesting consideration of the Eligible School Sites proposal.


Clerk’s Note:  Staff advise that the communication from the Langley Board of Education (SD #35), dated September 22, 2021, is first in a two-step process for the SD #35 to inform the affected local governments of their intent to increase the School Site Acquisition Charges (SSAC’s) to better reflect the most current land values, in relation with fees payable by developers (similar to DCCs for municipal services) to offset costs associated with acquisition of land for school sites.     


Staff confirm that in accordance with applicable legislation, if no response from the affected local government is received by SD #35 within 60 days (i.e. November 21, 2021), then the local government is deemed to have no objections to the proposal to increase the SSAC’s, subject to approval of the SD #35 and the provincial
Minister of Education.  Staff further confirm that the resolution passed by the Board of SD #35, as communicated in their letter dated September 22, 2021, is consistent with discussions held at the staff level between the Township of Langley and SD #35 and municipal growth projections.


Accordingly, should it be deemed desirable, Council may wish to pass the following resolution to formally indicate its support for the proposed approach:


“That the Township of Langley Council accept the Langley Board of Education resolution of September 21, 2021, of proposed eligible school site requirements for the Langley school district.”