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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 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:
     
Chair:B. UngerVillage of Gold River
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 M. BakerVillage of Sayward
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 C. EvansCity of Campbell River
 K. JulesKa:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations
 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)


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Whalley/Baker: SRD 261/22

THAT the agenda for March 30, 2022 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 
 
Director Davis requested that an item entitled "West Coast Communities - Transportation Study Update" be added to the agenda
 
A vote was held on the motion as amended and it was
 CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Whalley/Abram: SRD 262/22

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on March 16, 2022 be adopted. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
 
NOTICES OF MOTION
Budget Preparation Calendar
 
Moved by Director Anderson:

THAT future years SRD budget calendar, starting in the fall of 2022, include at least one opportunity for the Board to make meaningful and substantive input to the budget after the tax assessment data is available and a budget draft has been compiled with that information, and before staff deem it too late in the process for such input.
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 263/22

THAT the matter be deferred to the next meeting.
 CARRIED
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Condolences
 
The Chair expressed condolences for the passing of previous Board Chair and current MLA Michele Babchuk's mother.
 
First Nations Finfish Stewardship Announcement
 
The Chair advised that he attended the First Nations Finfish Stewardship Announcement with First Nation representatives, Industry leaders and North Island Mayors and Regional District Chairs.
 
Chair/CAO Forum
 
Director Anderson joined the meeting.
 
The Chair advised that he attended the Chair/CAO Forum with Dave Leitch, CAO where he attended the following presentations:

- Legal Updates by Lidstone & Company;
- Agricultural Land Commission;
- Emergency Management;
- Minister of Municipal Affairs;
- Ministry of Transportation regarding highway disruptions and remediation from winter storm damges; and
- Ecomm 9-1-1
 
COVID Restrictions
 
The Chair advised that Covid restrictions have been lifted and encouraged Board members to start attending meetings in-person.
 
Connected Coast - Last Mile Service
 
The Chair advised that information regarding sign up and drop in is being circulated and encouraged Directors to share the news with constituents.
 
Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (ACICC) Convention
 
The Chair reminded Directors that the AVICC Convention is taking place in Victoria this weekend. He advised that Sarah Fowler, Alternate Director is nominated for Director at Large and Colleen Evans, Director is nominated for Second Vice, he encouraged any Directors attending to support both nominations.
 
Colborne/Evans: SRD 264/22

THAT the Chair's report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
Electoral Areas Services Committee
 
Whalley/Abram: SRD 265/22

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on March 16, 2022 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Strathcona Gardens Commission
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 266/22

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Strathcona Gardens Commission held on March 16, 2022 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 267/22

THAT the following minutes be received:
 
 
- regular meeting of the Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission held on October 4, 2021 [Item]
 
- regular meeting of the Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission held on November 1, 2021 [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Development Permit Application - Doo Yun Park (DP 1C 21)
 
Whalley/Evans: SRD 268/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 269/22

THAT development permit DP 1C 21 (Doo Yun Park), as attached in staff report dated March 21, 2022, be approved, and

THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to issue the permit upon receipt by the Regional District of a landscape performance bond in the amount of $12,171.90.
 CARRIED
 
ESA Development Permit Application - DP 1D 22 (Brooks)
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 270/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 271/22

THAT development permit DP 1D 22 (Brooks), be approved, and

THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to issue the permit.
 CARRIED
 
ESA Development Permit Application - DP 2D 22 (Mardikian)
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 272/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 273/22

THAT development permit DP 2D 22 (Mardikian) be approved; and


THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to issue the permit.
 CARRIED
 
Development Variance Permit Application - DV 1D 22 (Bridge)
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 274/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 275/22

THAT development permit DV 1D 22 (Bridge) be approved, and


THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to issue the permit.
 CARRIED
 
License of Occupation Beach Access Renewal - Cortes Island
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 276/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 277/22

THAT the current Licence of Occupation renewal for Hayes, Seascape, Gnat and Moon Road Beach Accesses be approved, and

THAT the Chair and Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the renewal documents.
 CARRIED
 
Proposed Bulk Water Supply Service - Tlowitsis First Nation
 
Leigh/Moglove: SRD 278/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Moglove/Davis: SRD 279/22

THAT the Board consent to the City of Campbell River providing bulk domestic water to the Tlowitsis First Nation reserve in Electoral Area D.
 
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 280/22

THAT the motion be deferred to the April 13, 2022 meeting.
 CARRIED Directors Baker, Evans and Moglove opposed
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 281/22

THAT Staff research and report back to the Board with a complete report on the Terms, Conditions as it relates to Electoral Area D with respect to the provision on domestic water supply to the Tlowitsis Reserve in Area D.
 CARRIED
 
Alternate Director Smyth joined the meeting.
 
Community Resiliency Investment Grant - Local Use of Woodchips
 
Colborne/Anderson: SRD 282/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Davis: SRD 283/22

THAT the Board commit to keeping chips in the rural communities and that staff have a conversation with applicants around volumes and report back to the Board.
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Leigh and Moglove opposed
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 284/22

THAT the Regional District allocate woodchips to all applicants in accordance with the proposals received except applicants who are considered private entities.
 CARRIED
 
Strathcona Community Health Network - Supplemental Funding
 
Evans/Whalley: SRD 285/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Evans/Moglove: SRD 286/22

THAT Amendment Agreement No. 1 to Contract 2505.09-HTH-39796 between the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the Strathcona Regional District as executed by the Chief Administrative Officer be ratified and approved.
 CARRIED
 
Regional District Special Voting Regulation
 
Colborne/Whalley: SRD 287/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Babchuk: SRD 288/22

THAT the Province of B.C. be requested to add the Strathcona Regional District to the list of regional districts to which BC Reg. 41/91 (Regional District Special Voting Regulation) applies.
 CARRIED
 
Requests for Financial Assistance - Electoral Area C
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 289/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 290/22

THAT the Board approve grants in aid to be paid from the Electoral Area C grant in aid budget as follows:

a) $500 to the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society to assist with rehabilitation and education program costs ; and

b) $1,500 to the Quadra Cat Rescue to assist with costs associated with controlling the unwanted cat population on Quadra Island.
 CARRIED
 
Request for Economic Development Funding - Quadra Circle Community Connections Society
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 291/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 292/22

THAT the Board approve an economic development grant for the Quadra Circle Community Connections Society in the amount of $4,400 to assist with insurance, office rent and telephone costs to be paid from the Electoral Area C economic development service budget.
 CARRIED
 
Requests for Financial Assistance - Electoral Area D
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 293/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 294/22

THAT the Board approve grants in aid to be paid from the Electoral Area D grant in aid budget as follows:

a) $3,000 to the Strathcona Wilderness Institute to assist with costs associated with educational materials and volunteer travel; and

b) $10,500 to the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) to assist with rehabilitation and education program costs.
 CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
Bylaw No. 458 - Quadra Island Rezoning (RZ 3C 21 - Turkstra)
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 295/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Colborne: SRD 296/22

THAT Bylaw No. 458, being a bylaw to amend the zoning regulations applicable to Quadra Island, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 297/22

THAT Bylaw No. 458 be given second reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 298/22

THAT a virtual public hearing on Bylaw 458 be authorized to be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 starting at 7:00 p.m., and

THAT the Quadra Island Community Centre located at 970 West Road, Quathiaski Cove be designated as the physical location for the public hearing for those individuals wishing to attend the hearing in person, 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. 459 - Campbell River Storm License Agreement
 
Evans/Whalley: SRD 299/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 300/22

THAT Bylaw No. 459, being a bylaw to authorize entering into a licensing agreement for part of the Strathcona Gardens recreation facility, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 301/22

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 459 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 302/22

THAT Bylaw No. 459 be returned for further consideration by the Board following the conclusion of the public notification process.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
West Coast Communities Transportation Study
 
Director Davis requested an update on the West Coast Communities Transportation Study.
 
The Senior Manager, Corporate Services advised that there were 5 submissions received for the RFP for the West Coast Communities Transportation Study which were in the final stages of evaluation.
 
Evans/Leigh: SRD 303/22

THAT the verbal report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
TERMINATION
Whalley/Abram: SRD 304/22

THAT the March 30, 2022 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 1:35 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer