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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Strathcona Regional District offices located at 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, B.C.

A quorum having been confirmed, the Chair called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. with the following members physically in attendance or participating electronically:
     
Vice Chair:B. UngerVillage of Gold River
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 M. BakerVillage of Sayward
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 C. CornfieldCity of Campbell River
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 C. EvansCity of Campbell River
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 B. LeighOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D)
 C. MogloveCity of Campbell River
 G. WhalleyKyuquot/Nootka-Sayward (Electoral Area A)
Associate Member:K. JulesKa:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nation


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Director Leigh requested that an item of New Business entitled "Federal Fisheries Closure of Fish Farms" be added to the agenda.
 
Cornfield/Whalley: SRD 1/21

THAT the agenda for the January 13, 2021 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as amended.
 CARRIED
 
Director Anderson joined the meeting.
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS
TELUS Communications Inc. - Service Improvement Plans in the Discovery Islands
 
The Chair welcomed Doug Anastos, Senior Program Manager, TELUS Communications Inc. and Brian Gregg, Landuse Consultant, SitePath Consulting Ltd. who made a presentation regarding wireless service improvement plans in the Discovery Islands. [Item]
 
Director Adams joined the meeting.
 
The Chair thanked the presenters for their presentation
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 2/21

THAT the presentation be received.
 CARRIED
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Cornfield/Adams: SRD 3/21

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on December 4, 2020 be adopted. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
Bylaw No. 394 - Public Library Facility Loan Authorization Bylaw 2020
 
Director Leigh advised that the deadline for submission of Bylaw No. 394, Public Library Facility Loan Authorization to MFA is February 12, 2021 and asked if all documents will be submitted prior to the MFA deadline.
 
The Corporate Officer advised that no deadlines have been missed by the Regional District.
 
 
PUBLIC CONSIDERATIONS
BC Ferry Authority - Candidate Interviews
 
Adams/Evans: SRD 4/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
The Corporate Officer briefly described the process for interviewing the nomination candidates.
 
The Chair invited Mr. Tremblay to join the meeting.
 
The Chair welcomed Marc Tremblay who introduced himself and spoke briefly about his application.

The Chair thanked Mr. Tremblay for his attendance at the meeting.

Mr. Tremblay left the meeting.
 
The Chair invited Mr. Wilson to join the meeting.
 
The Corporate Services Assistant advised that Mr. Wilson was having technical difficulties joining the meeting and that IT was onboard assisting.
 
Cornfield/Leigh: SRD 5/21

THAT the Board move on with the agenda until Mr. Wilson is able to join the meeting.
 CARRIED Director Abram opposed
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Committee and External Agency Appointments for 2021
 
Adams/Leigh: SRD 6/21

THAT the report from the Chair be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
The Chair advised that the following amendments are being made to the appointment recommendations:

- Director Cornfield be appointed to the We Wai Kum Treaty Advisory Committee and Director Evans be appointed as the Alternate.
- Director Abram be appointed to the We Wai Kai Treaty Advisory Committee and Director Moglove be appointed as the Alternate.
 
SRD 7/21

THAT the appointments outlined in the December 16, 2020 report from the Chair be confirmed as amended.
 CARRIED
 
Evans/Adams: SRD 8/21

THAT Cal Grunerud's current appointment to the Strathcona Gardens Commission be extended from March 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
 CARRIED
 
Kerr/Leigh: SRD 9/21

THAT payment of meeting remuneration and travel expenses be authorized for the director appointments made pursuant to the December 16, 2020 report from the Chair, except where provided by the external organization.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 10/21

THAT payment of meeting remuneration and travel expenses be authorized for participation by Director Abram in the Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Marine Finfish Aquaculture Management Advisory Committee where not otherwise provided.
 CARRIED
 
PUBLIC CONSIDERATIONS
BC Ferry Authority - Candidate Interviews (cont.)
 
The Chair welcomed James Wilson who introduced himself and spoke briefly about his application.
 
The Chair thanked Mr. Wilson for his attendance at the meeting.

Mr. Wilson left the meeting.
 
Abram/Cornfield: SRD 11/21

THAT Marc Tremblay be submitted as the Strathcona Regional District's nominee for appointment to the BC Ferry Authority Board of Directors.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Non-Medical Cannabis Application (Pacific Sea Weed)
 
Cornfield/Leigh: SRD 12/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Cornfield: SRD 13/21

THAT the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch be advised that the Strathcona Regional District has no objection to the proposal for a non-medical cannabis retail store to be located at 2207 Glenmore Road in Electoral Area D.
 CARRIED
 
Advisory Planning Commission Appointments - Electoral Area B
 
Anderson/Abram: SRD 14/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 15/21

THAT the following persons be appointed to the Electoral Area B Advisory Planning Commission for 2021:

Brittany Baxter
Corry Dow
Frances Guthrie
Mike Manson
Carrie Saxifrage
Kristen Scholfield-Sweet
 CARRIED
 
Advisory Planning Commission Appointments - Electoral Area D
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 16/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 17/21

THAT the following persons be appointed to the Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission for 2021:

Jon Ackroyd
Patricia Boham
Jordan Hargrave
Terry Jacques
Peter Laing
Marcy Prior
Malcolm Wilson
 CARRIED
 
Ka:yu:kth/che:k'tles7eth First Nations Membership on Strathcona Regional Board
 
Colborne/Evans: SRD 18/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 19/21

THAT a special meeting of the Committee of the Whole be scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2021 to hold a joint workshop with the Ka:yu:kth/Che:ktles7eth First Nations (KCFN) regarding the KCFN officially joining the Strathcona Regional Board.
 CARRIED
 
COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Grant Application - Kw'as Park
 
Anderson/Cornfield: SRD 20/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Evans: SRD 21/21

THAT a grant application for the construction costs of the Kwas Park Upgrade project through the Canada Infrastructure Program COVID 19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream be submitted; and

THAT the Board support the project and commit to any associated ineligible costs and cost overruns up to the budgeted $40,000 capital funding.
 CARRIED
 
Director Anderson left the meeting.
 
Strathcona Gardens Community Energy System & Energy Efficiency Upgrades Project Funding
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 22/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Adams/Leigh: SRD 23/21

THAT the Chair and Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the proposed amendment to the funding agreement for the Strathcona Gardens Community Energy System and Energy Efficiency Upgrades Project.
 CARRIED
 
Electoral Area C Integrated Sustainability Plan - Project Extension
 
Abram/Colborne: SRD 24/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 25/21

THAT the Chair and Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the proposed amendment to the funding agreement for the Electoral Area C Integrated Sustainability Plan project.
 CARRIED
 
Letter of Support - Quadra Island Health Society
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 26/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Kerr: SRD 27/21

THAT a letter of support be provided to the Quadra Island Health Society for its application under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Covid-19 Resilience Infrastructure Steam to undertake the development of public washroom facilities as outlined in its letter of January 6, 2021.
 CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
Bylaws No. 94 and 95 - CP 3C09/RZ 2C 09 (Shellinck)
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 28/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 29/21

THAT the matter be referred to the Electoral Areas Services Committee.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaws No. 412 and 413 - OCP Amendment and Rezoning Application (CP 1C 20/RZ 3C 20 - Elias)
 
Abram/Colborne: SRD 30/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 31/21

THAT Bylaw No. 412 be given second reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 32/21

THAT Bylaw No. 413 be given second reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 33/21

THAT a virtual public hearing to consider Bylaws No. 412 and 413 (Elias) be authorized to be held starting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in accordance with the requirements of Ministerial Order M192; and

THAT the holding of the public hearing be delegated to the directors for Electoral Areas A, C and D with the directors for Electoral Area C and Electoral Area D designated as the Chair and Vice Chair respectively for the public hearing.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 418 - Surge Narrows Wharf License Agreement
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 34/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Colborne: SRD 35/21

THAT Bylaw No. 418, being Surge Narrows Wharf Licensing Agreement Authorization Bylaw 2020, be now reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Leigh/Abram: SRD 36/21

THAT the following items be received:
 
 
Island Coastal Economic Trust Board
 
- December 3, 2020 news release regarding changes to the Board of the Island Coastal Economic Trust. [Item]
 
Arrowsmith Forest Stewardship Plan
 
- December 4, 2020 correspondence from Interfor Corporation regarding the Arrowsmith Forest Stewardship Plan. [Item]
 
BC Hydro Community Relations
 
- December 10, 2020 correspondece from BC Hydro regarding the Community Relations 2020 Report for Vancouver Island. [Item]
 
Gas Tax Funding - 2019 Annual Expenditure Report
 
- 2019 Annual Expenditure Report for the Federal Gas Tax Fund in British Columbia. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Fisheries for Communities
 
Adams/Leigh: SRD 37/21

THAT the December 16, 2020 correspondence from Fisheries for Communities entitled "A Call to Coastal Communities - Take Back Your Fishery" be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 37/21

THAT the Fisheries for Communities Report and recommendations be supported by the SRD Board, and

THAT the SRD send a Letter of Support to the BC Premier and the Federal Fisheries Minister (with additional copies sent to those listed on page 3 of the correspondence).
 CARRIED
 
MEMBERS' REPORTS
Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP)
 
Abram/Davis: SRD 38/21

THAT the December 21, 2020 report from Director Abram regarding the draft meeting summary of the Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP) be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Coastal Community Network
 
Abram/Evans: SRD 39/21

THAT the December 30, 2020 report from Director Abram regarding the annual general meeting of the Coastal Community Network be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
Associate Member Jules left the meeting.
 
NEW BUSINESS
Federal Fisheries Closure of Fish Farms
 
Leigh/Cornfield: SRD 40/21

THAT the SRD write to the Prime Minister of Canada and the Federal Fisheries Minister to enquire why there has been no consultation with our Strathcona Regional District, which is responsible for zoning in our local communities and which decides location, zoning and conditions of use of fin fish aquaculture in our Region and why our expertise has been ignored. One of our concerns is that the proposal to close numerous fish farms without consultation with all of our local communities could eliminate up to 1,500 direct and indirect jobs and further harm the struggling economy on Northern Vancouver Island, and further

THAT our MLA and MP be copied on this motion.
 CARRIED
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Adams: SRD 41/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Kerr/Colborne: SRD 42/21

THAT a closed meeting be held following termination of the public meeting to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(f), (g), (i), (k), (n), (o) and 90(2)(a) and (b) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 43/21

THAT the January 13, 2021 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 2:21 p.m.

Certified Correct:




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Chair



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Corporate Officer