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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Strathcona Regional District offices located at #301-990 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 in attendance:
     
Chair:M. BabchukCity of Campbell River
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 N. AndersonCortes Island (Electoral Area B)
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 B. LeighOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D)
 J. MacDonaldVillage of Sayward
 B. UngerVillage of Gold River
 G. WhalleyKyuquot/Nootka-Sayward (Electoral Area A)
Alt. Director:C. EvansCity of Campbell River
 for C. Cornfield


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
SRD 929/18

THAT the agenda for October 25, 2018 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Abram/Whalley: SRD 930/18

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on October 10, 2018 be adopted. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Directors Re-Elected
 
The Chair congratulated those directors who were re-elected in the recent election process.
 
Departing Directors
 
The Chair expressed appreciation for the service of Directors Samson, Wright and Alternate Director Overton who are departing the Board.
 
Meeting Dates
 
The Chair reminded the members of the following meeting dates:

- November 7, 2018 - Inaugural Meeting at 12:30 pm
- November 22, 2018 - Regular Meeting at 12:30 pm
- December 6, 2018 - Regular Meeting at 2:00 pm followed by Christmas festivities.
 
Anderson/Unger: SRD 931/18

THAT the Chair's report be received.
 CARRIED
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
Electoral Areas Services Committee
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 932/18

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on October 10, 2018 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Strathcona Gardens Commission
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 933/18

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Strathcona Gardens Commission held on October 10, 2018 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
Electoral Area Budget Bylaw
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 934/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Abram: SRD 935/18

THAT a report outlining the process by which a separate budget bylaw under the control of the electoral areas could be achieved be prepared for consideration by the Regional Board.
 CARRIED
 
Campbell River Visitor Radio - Proposed Contract
 
Colborne/Unger: SRD 936/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Evans/Kerr: SRD 937/18

THAT a 5-year contract with 93.1 FM Visitor Radio for use of a portion of the Strathcona Gardens recreation facility be prepared for consideration by the Regional Board.
 CARRIED
 
Campbell River Skating Club - Request for Financial Assistance
 
MacDonald/Whalley: SRD 938/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Evans: SRD 939/18

THAT a grant in the amount of $1,470 be provided to the Campbell River Skating Club to assist with costs associated with the 2018 Vancouver Island InterClub Competitions, and

THAT the cost of the financial assistance be apportioned to the City of Campbell River and Electoral Area D on the same basis used for the Greater Campbell River Pool/Arena Local Service pursuant to s.380(2)(g)(ii) of the Local Government Act.
 
 
Associate Member Jules arrived at the meeting.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Unger: SRD 940/18

THAT the amount of $252 requested of Area D from the apportionment of the Strathcona Gardens grant to the CR Skating Club will be taken from the Area D Grant in Aid budget.
 CARRIED
 
Hyacinthe Bay Nature Sanctuary Acquisition
 
Abram/Colborne: SRD 941/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 942/18

THAT the Hyacinthe Bay property acquisition authorized by Bylaw No. 335 be accompanied by a land donation agreement without the requirement for a conservation covenant.
 CARRIED
 
Quathiaski Cove Sewer Extension Project - Funding Agreement Modification
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 943/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 944/18

THAT the August 8, 2018 modification agreement between the Province of BC and the Strathcona Regional District for the Quathiaski Cove sewer system extension project be approved, and

THAT the Chair and Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the modification agreement.
 CARRIED
 
Comox Valley Regional District - Regional Growth Strategy
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 945/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 946/18

THAT the Comox Valley Regional District be advised that the Strathcona Regional District's interests are unaffected by Comox Valley Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 120. 2010. Amendment No. 1.
 CARRIED
 
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 947/18

THAT the following items of correspondence be received:
 
 
- October 9, 2018 correspondence from the Hon. Selena Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, regarding meetings at the 2018 Union of BC Municipalities convention. [Item]
 
- October 16, 2018 correspondence from the Hon. Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, regarding meetings at the 2018 Union of BC Municipalities convention. [Item]
 
- October 15, 2018 correspondence from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding the conservation of natural gas. [Item]
 
- October 17, 2018 news release from the Island Coastal Economic Trust regarding Economic Development Readiness Program grant awards. [Item]
 
- October 12, 2018 correspondence from the Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island regarding appreciation for financial assistance and the 2017-18 Annual Impact Report. [Item]
 
- Correspondence from the Campbell River Community Foundation regarding the 2018 Campbell River's Vital Signs Report. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Retail Sale of Non-Medical Cannabis
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 948/18

THAT the October 4, 2018 correspondence from the Hon. David Eby, Attorney General, and Hon. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, regarding the retail sale of non-medical cannabis be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Kerr: SRD 949/18

THAT staff prepare a draft policy based on best practices for the support or non-support of non-medical cannabis retail sales.

And further that the Planning Department develop a rural area wide update to all zoning Bylaws to respond to the legalization of cannabis both for production and sale.
 
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 950/18

THAT the matter be referred to the Electoral Areas Services Committee meeting to be held on November 7, 2018.
 CARRIED
 
MEMBERS' REPORTS
Municipal Finance Authority Report
 
Unger/Abram: SRD 951/18

THAT the October 11, 2018 report from Director Adams regarding a summary of activities and performance of the Municipal Finance Authority for the period May 2018 to October 2018 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Merville Water Bottling Licence
 
Evans/Colborne: SRD 952/18

THAT the October 15, 2018 report from Director Adams regarding a water licence application in the Merville area be received. [Item]
 CARRIED Director Abram opposed
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 953/18

THAT the Premier and the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources and Rural Development of BC be advised that the SRD does not support approvals of licenses for the extraction of groundwater anywhere from aquafers on Vancouver Island to be sold for commercial purposes, such as water bottling, bulk water export or private sales.
 
 
Director MacDonald left the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was .
 CARRIED
 
Director MacDonald returned to the meeting chambers.
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 954/18

THAT the motion be forwarded to AVICC and UBCM for discussion.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Colborne/Unger: SRD 955/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Unger: SRD 956/18

THAT the meeting be closed to the public to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(a), (c), (e), (g), (n) and (o) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
RECONVENE
The Board reconvened in public at 1:55 p.m.
 
TERMINATION
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 971/18

THAT the October 25, 2018 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 1:55 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer