Code of Conduct

Printer VersionREGIONAL BOARD - NOTICE OF INAUGURAL MEETING

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Strathcona Regional District office located at #301 - 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, BC commencing at 12:30 p.m.

         Section Who Votes How Vote Counted Voting Threshold
 
A. CONFIRMATION OF QUORUM

 
B. CALL TO ORDER

 
C. ELECTION OF CHAIR

     ELECTION OF CHAIR
 
     The Corporate Officer called for nominations for the position of Chair. [Item]
 
     Director Unger nominated Director Babchuk. Director Babchuk accepted the nomination with thanks.
 
     Director Leigh nominated Director Abram. Director Abram declined the nomination with thanks.
 
     The Corporate Officer called for any further nominations and there were none.
 
     Director Babchuk was declared elected by acclamation to the position of Chair.
 
 
D. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR

     ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR
 
     The Corporate Officer called for nominations for the position of Vice Chair. [Item]
 
     Director Leigh nominated Director Abram. Director Abram declined the nomination with thanks.
 
     Director MacDonald nominated Director Unger. Director Unger accepted the nomination with thanks.
 
     The Corporate Officer called for any further nominations and there were none.
 
     Director Unger was declared elected by acclamation to the position of Vice Chair.
 
     Director Babchuk assumed the role of presiding official.
 
     Director Adams arrived at the meeting.
 
     RECESS
 
     The Chair recessed the meeting at 1:07 p.m.
 
     RECONVENE
 
     The meeting reconvened at 1:12 p.m. with all members present except Director Cornfield
 
 
E. ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA

     ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
 
     SRD 972/18

THAT the agenda for the November 7, 2018 inaugural meeting of the Regional Board be adopted as presented.
 
 
F. PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS

 
G. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

     ADOPTION OF MINUTES
 
     SRD 973/18

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on October 25, 2018 be adopted.
 
 
H. BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES

     BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
 
     Director MacDonald raised concerns with resolution SRD 953/18.

The Chair advised that the matter was already on the agenda for consideration.
 
 
I. PUBLIC CONSIDERATIONS

 
J. CHAIR'S REPORT

 
K. COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS

     COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
 
     First Nations Relations Committee
 
     SRD 974/18

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on October 25, 2018 be received.
 
     Municipal Services Committee
 
     SRD 975/18

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Municipal Services Committee held on October 25, 2018 be received.
 
     Director Cornfield returned to the meeting chambers.
 
     Director Leigh recused herself from the meeting.
 
     Litigation Select Committee
 
     SRD 976/18

THAT the draft minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Litigation Select Committee held on October 25, 2018 be received.
 
     Director Leigh returned to the meeting chambers.
 
 
L. STAFF REPORTS

     STAFF REPORTS
 
     General Local Election - Results of Election by Voting
 
     SRD 977/18

THAT the report from the Chief Election Officer be received.
 
     Cortes Island - First Responder Service Initiative
 
     SRD 987/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     Cortes Island - Community Hall Service Initiative
 
     SRD 988/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     SRD 989/18

THAT both the Cortes Hall Tax Service and the Cortes First Responder Service move forward in tandem.
 
     Remembrance Day Wreaths
 
     SRD 990/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     SRD 991/18

THAT the Chair or Vice Chair officially represent the Strathcona Regional District at the 2018 Remembrance Day ceremony at the Campbell River Spirit Square, and

THAT Director Leigh be authorized to represent the Regional District if neither the Chair or Vice Chair can attend.
 
     Schedule of Meetings for 2019
 
     SRD 992/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     SRD 993/18

THAT the 2019 Schedule for SRD meetings be referred to the next meeting.
 
     Director Email Accounts
 
     SRD 994/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     Commercial Groundwater Extraction
 
     SRD 995/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     SRD 996/18

WHEREAS water is the most essential resource upon which all life and all ecosystems depend,

AND WHEREAS water is a common heritage and a public trust for present and future generations and access to water must not be compromised by private or commercial operations,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Premier of BC and the Minister of Natural Resources and Rural Development be requested to immediately curtail the licensing of commercial extraction of groundwater resources for bottling or bulk water sales from groundwater on Vancouver Island.
 
     SRD 997/18

THAT the motion be amended by removing "and bulk water sales".
 
     SRD 998/18

THAT the matter be referred to staff to produce a resolution for AVICC with support provided by Director Cornfield and Director Leigh.
 
     Appointments to Vancouver Island Regional Library Board
 
     SRD 999/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     SRD 1000/18

THAT Director Leigh be appointed as the Regional District's representative to the Vancouver Island Regional Library Board and that Director Anderson be appointed as the alternate representative.
 
     Strathcona Gardens Energy Recovery Project - Grant Funding
 
     SRD 1001/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     Director Kerr left the meeting chambers.
 
     A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 
     SRD 1002/18

THAT the 2018-2022 Financial Plan be amended to increase capital revenues and expenses for the Energy Recovery Project at Strathcona Gardens to reflect the $4,605,939 funding contribution by the UBCM through the Strategic Priorities Fund.
 
 
M. BYLAWS

     BYLAWS
 
     Bylaw No. 329 - Board Procedures Amendment
 
     SRD 1003/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     SRD 1004/18

THAT Bylaw No. 329, being a bylaw to amend the procedures applicable to meetings of the Regional Board and its committees, be now introduced and read a first time.
 
     Director Kerr returned to the meeting chambers.
 
     SRD 1005/18

THAT Bylaw 329, the “Board Procedures Amendment” be amended to allow items to be added to the Agenda for discussion and action by the Board, at its discretion.
 
     SRD 1006/18

THAT page 2, Section 81 be amended to denote that Delegations will be limited to 10 minutes.
 
     SRD 1007/18

THAT s 1(8) be amended to retain the prohibition on the use of wireless devices in the bylaw.
 
     SRD 1008/18

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 329 be given second and third readings as amended
 
     SRD 1009/18

THAT Bylaw No. 329, being Regional Board Procedure Bylaw 2011, Amendment No. 4, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 
     Bylaw No. 333 - Campbell River Storm Licensing Agreement
 
     SRD 1010/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     Director Anderson left the meeting chambers.
 
     A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 
     SRD 1011/18

THAT Bylaw No. 333, being Campbell River Storm Licensing Agreement Authorization Bylaw 2018, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 
     Director Cornfield left the meeting chambers.
 
     Director Anderson returned to the meeting chambers.
 
     A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 
     Director Unger recused himself from the meeting.
 
     Bylaw No. 336 - Director Compensation Amendment
 
     SRD 1012/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     Director Cornfield returned to the meeting chambers.
 
     A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 
     SRD 1013/18

THAT Bylaw No. 336, being a bylaw to amend Director Compensation Bylaw 2013, be now introduced and read a first time.
 
     Director Colborne left the meeting chambers.
 
     A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 
     SRD 1014/18

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 336 be given second and third readings.
 
     SRD 1015/18

THAT Bylaw No. 336, being Director Compensation Bylaw 2013, Amendment No. 4, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 
     Director Unger returned to the meeting chambers.
 
 
N. CORRESPONDENCE

     CORRESPONDENCE
 
     SRD 1016/18

THAT the following items of correspondence be received:
 
     - October 22, 2018 news release from CivicInfo BC regarding municipal voter turnout for the 2018 general local election.
 
     - October 24, 2018 news release from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities regarding the introduction of the Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act by the Province of BC.
 
     - Fall 2018 Update from MLA Claire Trevena.
 
     - October 31, 2018 correspondence from John Rice regarding rates for Area D water service.
 
     - October 31, 2018 correspondence from John Rice regarding the Electoral Area D election.
 
     Director Colborne returned to the meeting chambers.
 
     Union of British Columbia Municipalities - Group Insurance for Elected Officials
 
     SRD 1017/18

THAT the October 15, 2018 memo from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities regarding group insurance for elected officials be received.
 
     Marine Harvest 'Blue Revolution'
 
     SRD 1018/18

THAT the October 30, 2018 correspondence from Marine Harvest Canada regarding its 'Blue Revolution' initiative be received.
 
     SRD 1019/18

THAT the SRD invite Marine Harvest Canada to attend the January 23, 2019 Board Meeting and present information on their certification programs and future innovation coming to Marine Harvest’s operations in BC.
 
     Local Government Leadership Academy
 
     SRD 1020/18

THAT the October 31, 2018 correspondence from the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities regarding Electoral Area representatives and the Local Government Leadership Academy be received.
 
 
O. DIRECTORS' REPORTS

 
P. NEW BUSINESS

 
Q. ADDENDUM ITEMS

 
R. CLOSED SESSION

     CLOSED SESSION
 
     SRD 1021/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
     SRD 1022/18

THAT the meeting be closed to the public to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(a), (g), (n) and (o) of the Community Charter.
 
     RECONVENE
 
     The meeting reconvened in public at 3:08 p.m.
 
 
S. TERMINATION

     TERMINATION
 
     SRD 1034/18

THAT the November 7, 2018 inaugural meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 
     Time: 3:08 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer