District of North Vancouver staff is proposing an update to the public notification sign requirements in the district.
“The proposed changes are focused on providing clear and consistent public notice, to ensure clear communication, and to assist in meaningful community engagement,” district says.
The development procedures bylaw was adopted in 2017, and this is the first amendment since its adoption.
DNV currently retains a local sign company to produce and install signs for Public Hearings.
The signage installations for early input meetings and the public information meetings are the responsibility of the applicant, and the latter is provided guidelines for sizing, format, and siting of the signs.
Under the proposed process, all notification signs for Public Hearings, Early Input Meetings, and Public Information Meetings would be produced and installed by the district’s sign company.
DNV will provide the sign company with templates for each sign, as well as direction on best practices for locating and orienting signs to ensure visibility.
For a public hearing, the district must post a minimum of two notices on the area or on a highway adjacent to the area that is the subject of the bylaw alteration, according to the updated bylaw.
One of the notices should be in one direction, while the other notice must be viewable by traffic in the opposite direction.
Also, when an area is located near a major arterial road, the district may post additional notices viewable from both directions on the arterial road.
The posted notice also must at a minimum contain the following: a title containing the words “Development Proposal”, the date, time and location of the public hearing, the civic address of the parcel where the development is proposed, a map showing the location of the proposed development, and a brief description of the development in general terms as well as the district contact information.
The posted notices required must have a minimum dimension of 1.2 m x 2.4 m.
DNV also plans to change fees related to the posting of signs.