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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 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 12:32 p.m. with the following members physically in attendance or participating electronically:
     
 
Chair:M. BabchukCity of Campbell River
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 A. AdamsCity of Campbell River
 N. AndersonCortes Island (Electoral Area B)
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 C. CornfieldCity of Campbell River
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 B. IvesVillage of Sayward
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 B. LeighOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D)
 C. MogloveCity of Campbell River
 B. UngerVillage of Gold River
 G. WhalleyKyuquot/Nootka-Sayward (Electoral Area A)


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Director Leigh requested that an item under Members' Reports entitled "Vancouver Island Regional Library Update" be added to the agenda.
 
Leigh/Unger: SRD 318/20

THAT the agenda for May 13, 2020 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as amended.
 CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Colborne/Anderson: SRD 319/20

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on April 29, 2020 be adopted. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
Campbell River Water Supply Agreement
 
Director Adams requested that his vote on the Campbell River Water Supply Agreement Resolution No. 287/20 be changed to reflect approval.
 
Director Leigh requested confirmation that the Campbell River Water Supply Agreement was executed as directed.
 
The Chief Administrative Officer confirmed that it was executed.
 
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Village of Sayward - Acting Mayor
 
The Chair welcomed Director Ives to the Board table.
 
Electoral Area C (Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets)
 
The Chair welcomed back Director Abram from his leave.
 
Personal Protective Masks
 
The Chair advised that Mevi Swift, Financial Services has been making face masks which are available for purchase.
 
Meeting Process
 
The Chair advised that the technology currently being used for remote meetings has the capability for every director to mute all participants, however only individual partiicpants can unmute themselves.
 
Leigh/Unger: SRD 320/20

THAT the Chair's report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
PUBLIC CONSIDERATIONS
Director Anderson asked if the Regional District intends to incorporate public participation into the remote meeting process.
 
The Chief Administrative Officer advised that at this time the SRD is not able to invite public participants into the meeting environment, and further advised that recordings of the meetings will be posted for the public to view.
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
Municipal Services Committee
 
Whalley/Adams: SRD 321/20

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Municipal Services Committee held on April 29, 2020 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Financial Impacts of COVID-19 - Corporate Services
 
Colborne/Unger: SRD 322/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
2020-2024 Financial Plan Amendment - Cortes Island Wildfire Protection Planning
 
Anderson/Colborne: SRD 323/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Unger: SRD 324/20

THAT the 2020-2024 Financial Plan be amended to reflect the expenditure of $26,000 in grant funding from the UBCM Community Resiliency Investment fund for Cortes Island wildfire protection planning.
 CARRIED Director Cornfield opposed
 
Curbside Wood Debris Removal - Funding Opportunity
 
Anderson/Adams: SRD 325/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Unger/Anderson: SRD 326/20

THAT funds deemed surplus to the development or updating of Community Wildfire Protection Plans for 2019 be allocated to provide curbside collection of household wood debris for Cortes Island and Quadra Island, and

THAT the Regional District investigate expansion of the wood debris removal program should funds be available to serve other communities covered by the 2019 Community Resiliency Investment grant.
 CARRIED Directors Cornfield, Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
Hoskyn Channel Landing
 
Kerr/Unger: SRD 327/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Kerr/Colborne: SRD 328/20

THAT the following motion be put to a vote by the Board:

Abram/Leigh: SRD 131/20

THAT a letter be written to Mr. Grey to reiterate Board position and adding in that the SRD Board is willing to work as a cooperative partner in recreational use, planning, and management in the region.
 CARRIED
 
Electronic Meeting Requirements
 
Kerr/Unger: SRD 329/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Unger: SRD 330/20

THAT changes to the Board's procedure bylaw with respect to electronic meetings be held in abeyance pending expiration of the current state of emergency.
 CARRIED
 
Tlowitsis Treaty Table Representation
 
Colborne/Davis: SRD 331/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Unger/Colborne: SRD 332/20

THAT John MacDonald be appointed to represent the interests of the Regional District on the Tlowitsis Treaty Advisory Committee for the remainder of 2020, and

THAT he be reimbursed for such reasonable expenses as may be incurred in connection therewith.
 DEFEATED Directors Cornfield, Ives, Kerr, Leigh, Moglove, Unger and Whalley opposed
 
BYLAWS
Bylaw No. 387 - RZ 4D 20 (Don River Log Ltd.)
 
Leigh/Unger: SRD 333/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 334/20

THAT first and second reading of Bylaw No. 387 be withheld until the development requirements of the SRD and external agencies are addressed.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 392 - Procedure Bylaw Amendment
 
Ives/Unger: SRD 335/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Kerr/Whalley: SRD 336/20

THAT Bylaw No. 392, 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.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Moglove: SRD 337/20

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 392 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Moglove: SRD 338/20

THAT Bylaw No. 392, being Regional Board Procedure Bylaw 2011, Amendment No. 7, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 395 - Delegation of Board Authority
 
Whalley/Unger: SRD 339/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Unger/Whalley: SRD 340/20

THAT Bylaw No. 395, being a bylaw to delegate authority with respect to grant funding applications, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Ives: SRD 341/20

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 395 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Ives: SRD 342/20

THAT Bylaw No. 395, being Grant Funding Delegation of Authority Bylaw 2020, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Leigh/Unger: SRD 343/20

THAT the following items be received:
 
 
Municipal Finance Authority
 
- April 27, 2020 correspondence from Peter Urbanc, CEO of the Municipal Finance Authority of BC regarding its operations during the current state of emergency. [Item]
 
Vancouver Island Railway
 
- May 4, 2020 correspondence from Leonard Krog, Mayor of Nanaimo regarding the Vancouver Island railway line. [Item]
 
B.C.'s Restart Plan
 
- May 7, 2020 news release from the Province of B.C. regarding the Premier's 'Restart Plan' for B.C. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
MEMBERS' REPORTS
Marine Protected Area Network
 
Leigh/Ives: SRD 344/20

THAT the May 4, 2020 report from Director Abram regarding the Marine Protected Area Network be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Vancouver Regional Library Update
 
Director Leigh made a verbal report regarding measures taken by the Vancouver Island Regional Library in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Colborne/Ives: SRD 345/20

THAT the verbal report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Unger: SRD 346/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Moglove: SRD 347/20

THAT the meeting be closed to the public to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(c), (f), (g), (j), (k), (n), (o) and 90(2)(a) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
RECONVENE
The Board reconvened in public at 3:00 p.m.
 
TERMINATION
Leigh/Kerr: SRD 358/20

THAT the May 13, 2020 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair



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Corporate Officer