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University Endowment Lands

 

Located between the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia, the University Endowment Lands is an unincorporated community of nearly 4,000 people with a wide range of services and recreational opportunities at its doorstep.
 

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University Endowment Lands Administration Office

 

The University Endowment Lands (UEL) is a separate jurisdiction from the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia (UBC).
 

As an unincorporated area, the UEL does not have an elected municipal Council. Instead, the provincial government is the governing body, and is administered through the Ministry of Community and Rural Development under the University Endowment Land Act. This legislation enables the Minister to, amongst other things:

  • levy property taxes;
  • enact bylaws;
  • appoint a person to administer the University Endowment Lands.

The Minister of Community and Rural Development appoints a Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the UEL. Decisions made by the UEL Administration are guided by the Official Community Plan and the Land Use, Building and Community Administration Bylaw.
 

With a permanent staff of 18 and an annual budget of approximately $6 million, the Administration manages the Planning and Building regime and performs basic municipal functions, including:

  • solid waste collection
  • potable water supply
  • sewer and storm water management
  • street and grounds maintenance
  • leaf collection
  • snow removal
  • business and dog licences
  • parking permits
  • bylaw enforcement

Administration and operational expenses are recovered from property taxes, and revenue received mainly from water sales, parking meters, and building and development permits.
 

There are two key stakeholders that provide advice the UEL Manger - the Community Advisory Council (CAC), made up of elected representatives of the four neighbourhoods in the UEL, and the Advisory Design Panel (ADP), made up of technical representatives. Each appoints directors and elected community representatives on the CAC.
 

Contact Information

Write:
University Endowment Lands
5495 Chancellor Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1E2
 
Phone:
604-660-1810 in Vancouver
 
For toll free access call Enquiry BC:
Call 604-660-2421 in Vancouver or
1-800-663-7867 elsewhere in B.C. and request a transfer to 604-660-1810 in Vancouver
 
Fax:
604-660-1874
 
Email:
University Endowment Lands
 
Web Page:
www.universityendowmentlands.gov.bc.ca
 

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