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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 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 12:31 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
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 B. LeighOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D)
 J. MacDonaldVillage of Sayward
 C. MogloveCity of Campbell River
 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
Colborne/Unger: SRD 288/19

THAT the agenda for March 13, 2019 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 CARRIED
 
Director Leigh provided a Notice of Motion regarding receipt of correspondence from the Vancouver Island Regional Library.
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Abram/MacDonald: SRD 289/19

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on February 28, 2019 be adopted. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
 
Director Adams arrived at the meeting.
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Provincial/Federal Meetings
 
The Chair advised that she attended meetings with Rachel Blaney, MP and Claire Trevena, MLA to discuss the Connected Coast, Community to Community Forums, Recreate, Read Island and the Second Chance Recovery projects.
 
Director Kerr arrived at the meeting.
 
Cortes Island Matters
 
The Chair thanked the residents of Cortes Island for meeting with herself and senior staff to discuss Cortes Island matters.
 
Management Reports
 
The Chair advised the Board that the matter of including Management Reports on agendas was discussed with staff and that a quarterly Management Report will be provided.
 
SRD Emails/Business Cards
 
The Chair reminded Directors of the newly created SRD email accounts for Director use and advised that business cards would be ordered with their new SRD email address.
 
Minutes/Agendas
 
The Chair advised the Board that staff would look into the possibility of retaining the agenda and attached items while the minutes are being created.
 
Abram/Kerr: SRD 290/19

THAT the verbal report be received.
 CARRIED
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
First Nations Relations Committee
 
Abram/Colborne: SRD 291/19

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on February 28, 2019 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Municipal Services Committee
 
Unger/MacDonald: SRD 292/19

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Municipal Services Committee held on February 28, 2019 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Committee of the Whole
 
Unger/Anderson: SRD 293/19

THAT the draft minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Committee of the Whole held on February 28, 2019 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 294/19

THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission held on July 9, 2018 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
Alternate Director Appointments
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 295/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Chek'tles7et'h' First Nations Treaty Lands Referral
 
Davis/Evans: SRD 296/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Davis/Adams: SRD 297/19

THAT the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation be advised that the Strathcona Regional District has no objection to the addition of the two parcels identified in its December 5, 2018 correspondence to the Ka:'yu:’k’t’h’/Chek'tles7et'h' First Nations (KCFN) treaty lands.
 CARRIED
 
Voting Fraud Investigation - Cortes Island
 
Moglove/Unger: SRD 298/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Director Compensation Review
 
Adams/Colborne: SRD 299/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Davis/Unger: SRD 300/19

THAT meeting pay be increased to $180.
 
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 301/19

THAT the motion be amended to change $180 to $160.
 CARRIED Directors Colborne, MacDonald and Moglove opposed
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 302/19

THAT the motion be amended to include "with a proportional increase to Committee Chair’s pay".
 CARRIED Directors Colborne, Kerr, MacDonald and Moglove opposed
 
A vote was held on the motion as amended and it was ….
 CARRIED Directors Colborne, MacDonald and Moglove opposed
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 303/19

THAT the changes be retroactive to January 1, 2019.
 CARRIED Directors MacDonald and Moglove opposed
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 304/19

THAT remuneration be increased by 7% for municipal and electoral area directors to account for the 1/3 tax benefit loss.
 CARRIED Directors Adams, Colborne, MacDonald and Moglove opposed
 
Abram/Davis: SRD 305/19

THAT the per diem amounts be increased to $100 for meals and incidentals.
 DEFEATED All Directors opposed except Directors Abram and Whalley
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 306/19

THAT the Director remuneration amounts be increased by 5%.
 
 
Kerr/Davis: SRD 307/19

THAT the motion be amended to apply to electoral area directors only.
 
 
MacDonald/Anderson: SRD 308/19

THAT the matter be referred to the Electoral Areas Services Committee.
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Davis, Kerr, Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
A vote was held on the main motion being "THAT the Director remuneration amounts be increased by 5%." and it was …
 DEFEATED Directors Adams, Anderson, Colborne, Evans, Kerr, MacDonald, Moglove and Unger opposed
 
BYLAWS
Bylaw No. 328 - Cortes Island First Responder Service
 
Anderson/Kerr: SRD 309/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/MacDonald: SRD 310/19

THAT Res. #SRD1064/18 be considered at this time.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Colborne: SRD 1064/18

THAT Section 6 of Bylaw No. 328 be replaced with the following:

"The maximum amount that may be requisitioned annually is the greater of $45,000 or the equivalent of $0.1443 per 1,000 of the net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area."
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Evans: SRD 311/19

THAT Bylaw No. 328 be given third reading.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Colborne: SRD 312/19

THAT approval for Bylaw No. 328 be authorized to be obtained by assent of the electors pursuant to s.344 of the Local Government Act.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Colborne: SRD 313/19

THAT Thomas Lloyd Yates and Edith Elizabeth Watson be appointed as the Chief Election Officer and Deputy Chief Election Officer respectively for assent voting on Bylaw No. 328.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 341 - Cortes Island Community Hall Service
 
Anderson/Abram: SRD 314/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 
 
Director Kerr left the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Evans: SRD 315/19

THAT a further report be prepared for the Board's consideration following the conclusion of public consultation on the proposed community hall service for Cortes Island.
 
 
Director Kerr returned to the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Gorge Aquaculture
 
Anderson/MacDonald: SRD 316/19

THAT the March 1, 2019 correspondence from Brian Hayden regarding aquaculture on Cortes Island be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Adams: SRD 317/19

THAT the matter be referred to staff and the Chair for review and response.
 CARRIED
 
Cortes Island Community Hall Service
 
Adams/Leigh: SRD 318/19

THAT the following items of correspondence be received:

- March 6, 2019 correspondence from Maureen Bader regarding the Cortes Island Community Hall service proposal. [Item]
 
 
- March 7, 2019 correspondence from Rick Boas regarding the Cortes Island Community Hall service proposal. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Alternate Director Evans left the meeting chambers.
 
MEMBERS' REPORTS
Cortes Island LEAP Report
 
Anderson/Moglove: SRD 319/19

THAT the March 4, 2019 report from Director Anderson regarding the Cortes Island Local Economic Action Plan be received. [Item]
 
 
Alternate Director Evans returned to the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 CARRIED
 
Cortes Island Advisory Planning Commission
 
Anderson/Moglove: SRD 320/19

THAT the March 5, 2019 report from Director Anderson regarding the Cortes Island Advisory Planning Commission be received. [Item]
 
 
MacDonald/Unger: SRD 321/19

THAT the matter be deferred until the next meeting.
 CARRIED Directors Colborne and Moglove opposed
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 322/19

THAT the matter be referred to the next in camera meeting.
 CARRIED Director Moglove opposed
 
 
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 323/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 324/19

THAT the meeting be closed to the public to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(c), (g), (n) and (o) of the Community Charter.
 
 
Alternate Director Evans left the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 CARRIED
 
RECONVENE
The Board reconvened in public at 3:19 p.m.
 
TERMINATION
Abram/Evans: SRD 335/19

THAT the March 13, 2019 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 3:19 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair



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Corporate Officer