Despite demonstrated opposition to rezoning a property in East Porpoise Bay to allow for a concrete batching plant, Sechelt council gave the zoning amendment second and third reading Wednesday night in a three to two vote.
Mayor John Henderson and Coun. Mike Shanks left the room for the vote citing perceived bias, leaving Coun. Doug Hockley to chair the meeting with councillors Alice Lutes, Darnelda Siegers, Chris Moore and Tom Lamb to cast the deciding votes.
When the vote was called to give both the OCP amendment and the zoning amendment bylaw second and third reading Lutes and Lamb were opposed, with Hockley, Siegers and Moore in favour.
The plan by Stockwell Enterprises to build a new concrete batching plant at their gravel extraction site off Allen Road in East Porpoise Bay was debated at a public hearing April 26 where about 150 people came out to voice their opinions at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt.
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