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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, June 16, 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:
     
Chair:B. UngerVillage of Gold River
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 N. AndersonCortes Island (Electoral Area C)
 M. BakerVillage of Sayward
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 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)


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 533/21

THAT the agenda for the June 16, 2021 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 
 
Director Anderson requested that an item of New Business entitled "Green Municipal Fund" be added to the agenda.
 
Leigh/Baker: SRD 534/21

THAT the motion as amended be adopted.
 CARRIED
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS
North Island Helicopter Rescue Program
 
Director Adams joined the meeting.
 
The Chair welcomed Sean Smyth and Miles Randell who made a presentation regarding a helicopter rescue program for the North Island. [Item]
 
The Chair thanked the presenters for their presentation.
 
Leigh/Baker: SRD 535/21

THAT the presentation be received.
 CARRIED
 
Kerr/Davis: SRD 536/21

THAT staff provide a report following up on the North Island Helicopter Rescue program.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Abram: SRD 537/21

THAT the Chair provide a letter of support for the North Island Helicopter Rescue program's shared station proposal.
 CARRIED
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 537/21

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on May 26, 2021 be adopted. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
Wood Chipping Program
 
Director Anderson advised that she, Shaun Koopman and Jim Abram had further discussions with UBCM regarding the Wood Chipping program and the challenges with wood chip disposal throughout the SRD.
 
Anderson/Abram: SRD 538/21

THAT a further staff report be written to explore the options for acceptable in community wood chip disposal throughout the SRD and that coordination be taken with CSWM.
 CARRIED
 
PUBLIC CONSIDERATIONS
Remedial Action Requirements - Request for Extension
 
Leigh/Davis: SRD 539/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Moglove: SRD 540/21

THAT the owner of property located at 3749 Island Highway South be granted an additional two weeks to prepare a response for the Board's consideration, and that the matter be scheduled for a reconsideration hearing at the June 30, 2021 Board meeting.
 CARRIED Director Abram opposed
 
NOTICES OF MOTION
Logging of Old Growth Forests
 
Davis/Abram: SRD 541/21

THAT the Strathcona Regional District endorse the recommendations of the Old Growth Strategic Review Panel and write a letter to the provincial government in support of this decision. [Item]
 CARRIED Directors Adams and Kerr opposed
 
Trails Strategy for British Columbia
 
Davis/Leigh: SRD 542/21:

THAT the Strathcona Regional District endorse the recommended actions of the Trails Strategy Review and write a letter to the provincial government in support of this decision. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Message of Condolences
 
The Chair advised that a message of condolences has been published regarding the finding of 215 children's remains in Kamloops.
 
Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC)
 
The Chair advised that he attended the virtual AVICC Convention and congratulated Director Evans on being appointed as Director at Large. The Chair reported that Minister Osborne spoke regarding the Step by Step opening plan, mental health overdose crisis and the monthly local government/Minister meetings.

Premier Horgan congratulated local government representatives and provincial representatives for working together throughout the pandemic.

The session on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was led by Chair John Jack, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould and The Honourable Murray Rankin regarding reconciliation and the KCFN joining the SRD.

The Chair advised that all resolutions except the following were passed:

R1 - City of Nanaimo regarding 3 year term of office, and
R28 - City of Campbell River regarding reconsideration of the phase out of the Discovery Island fish farms.
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 543/21

THAT the Chair's report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
First Nations Relations Committee
 
Moglove/Adams: SRD 544/21

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on May 26, 2021 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
New Connected Coast Logo & Branded Communication Materials
 
Adams/Whalley: SRD 545/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
First Nations Territorial Acknowledgement
 
Evans/Moglove: SRD 546/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Moglove/Evans: SRD 547/21

THAT a report on the topic of First Nations territorial acknowledgements be prepared for further consideration by the Board.
 CARRIED
 
Policy for Addition to Reserves (ATR)
 
Leigh/Anderson: SRD 548/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Adams/Moglove: SRD 549/21

THAT Policy CP..030 [Processing of 'Addition to Reserve' Referrals] be approved.
 CARRIED
 
COVID-19 Restart Plan - SRD Implications
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 550/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Proposed Telus Cell Tower Construction - Quadra Island
 
Abram/Evans: SRD 551/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 552/21

THAT the Board Chair be authorized to write a letter to ISED stating that the SRD objects to the limited consultation process being conducted by Telus and does not support its application for the construction of any cell tower on Quadra Island without first conducting a public consultation process that is supported by the SRD.
 CARRIED
 
2021 UBCM Convention and Ministerial Meetings
 
Evans/Adams: SRD 553/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
/: SRD 554/21

THAT a request be made to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Premier to discuss the following topics:

- Grant opportunities for the Quathiaski Cove Water system ;

- Rural & Northern Community Grant for outer islands;

- Rec-Reate phase 2 & 3 funding opportunities;

- Area D Water Meter grants; and

- Return of pathology to North Island Hospitals.
 CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
Bylaw No. 424 - Rezoning Application - RZ 1C 21 (Chan)
 
Abram/Adams: SRD 555/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 556/21

THAT Bylaw No. 424, being a bylaw to amend the zoning regulations applicable to Quadra Island, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 557/21

THAT Bylaw 424 be given second reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 558/21

THAT a public hearing to consider the Bylaw No. 424 be scheduled at a time determined by the Board previously.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 436 - Area D Water Rates Amendment
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 559/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Evans/Adams: SRD 560/21

THAT Bylaw No. 436, being a bylaw to amend the rates charged for use of the Electoral Area D water system, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Evans/Moglove: SRD 561/21

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 436 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Kerr/Evans: SRD 562/21

THAT Bylaw No. 436, being Electoral Area D Water Service Rates and Regulation Bylaw 2018, Amendment No. 4, be now reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Bylaw No. 437 - Sayward Valley Solid Waste Rates
 
Whalley/Abram: SRD 563/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 564/21

THAT Bylaw No. 437, being a bylaw to amend the rates charged for use of the Sayward Valley solid waste collection service, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 565/21

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 437 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 566/21

THAT Bylaw No. 437, being Sayward Valley Solid Waste Collection Service Rates and Regulation Bylaw 2018, Amendment No. 1, be now reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Leigh/Evans: SRD 567/21

THAT the following items of correspondence be received:
 CARRIED
 
Downtown Vitality Funding
 
- May 25, 2021 news release from the Island Coastal Economic Trust regarding funding for downtown vitality initiatives. [Item]
 
Gas Tax Funding
 
- May 21, 2021 correspondence from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities regarding the Gas Tax Agreement Community Works Fund payment. [Item]
 
High-Speed Internet Connectivity
 
- June 3, 2021 news release from the Province of BC regarding investments in high-speed internet connectivity. [Item]
 
Human Trafficking Awareness
 
- June 5, 2021 correspondence from Cathy Peters regarding human trafficking awareness. [Item]
 
Resolution Process for Motor Vehicle Injury Disputes
 
- May 28, 2021 correspondence from the Civil Resolution Tribunal regarding the new resolution process for motor vehicle injury disputes [Item]
 CARRIED
 
MEMBERS' REPORTS
Discovery Islands Fish Farms
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 568/21

THAT the May 27, 2021 report from Director Abram regarding fish farms in the Discovery Islands be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Outer Islands Communication
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 569/21

THAT the June 1, 2021 report from Director Abram regarding Surge Currents be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Marine Plan Partnership
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 570/21

THAT the June 3, 2021 report from Director Abram regarding the Marine Plan Partnership for the North Coast sub-region be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Advisory Planning Commission - Electoral Area B
 
Anderson/Leigh: SRD 571/21

THAT the June 8, 2021 report from Director Anderson regarding the Electoral Area B Advisory Planning Commission be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 572/21

THAT Jeramie Peacock be appointed to the Area B APC effective immediately.
 CARRIED
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
Green Municipal Fund - Cortes Island Stormwater
 
Director Anderson gave a verbal report regarding a stormwater/wastewater study for the Rainbow Ridge community housing project on Cortes Island.
 
Anderson/Moglove: SRD 573/21

THAT staff be directed to work with the Cortes Island Seniors Society and the Cortes Community Housing Society to investigate ways that the SRD could support funding applications for a stormwater study for the Rainbow Ridge community housing project on Cortes Island.
 CARRIED
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 574/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 575/21

THAT a closed session be held following the termination of the public meeting to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(a), (c), (f), (j), (k), (n) and (o) of the Community Charter. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
TERMINATION
Whalley/Adams: SRD 576/21

THAT the June 16, 2021 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 1:57 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair



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Corporate Officer