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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, June 6, 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)
 C. CornfieldCity of Campbell River
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 B. LeighOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D)
 J. MacDonaldVillage of Sayward
 L. SamsonCity of Campbell River
 B. UngerVillage of Gold River
 G. WhalleyKyuquot/Nootka-Sayward (Electoral Area A)
Alt. Directors:B. OvertonVillage of Tahsis
 M. WrightCity of Campbell River
 for A. Adams


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Leigh/Abram: SRD 452/18

THAT the agenda for June 6, 2018 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 
 
Director Abram requested that an item of New Business entitled "Quadra Island Health Care" be added to the agenda.
 
Director Leigh requested that a handout be added to the item entitled "Bylaw No. 320 - Area D Water Rates".
 
Leigh/Unger: SRD 453/18

THAT the motion be adopted as amended.
 CARRIED
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS
Campbell River Coalition to End Homelessness
 
The Chair welcomeed Pat McKenna, Executive Director – Habitat for Humanity and Shelley Howard, Executive Director – Campbell River Head Injury Society who made a presentation on the Campbell River Coalition to End Homelessness. [Item]
 
The Chair thanked the presenters for their presentation.
 
Overton/Kerr: SRD 454/18

THAT the presentation be received.
 CARRIED
 
Area D Water System
 
The Chair welcomed Rod Nugent, President of the Area D Residents and Ratepayers Association, who made a presentation regarding the Area D water system. [Item]
 
The Chair thanked Mr. Nugent for his presentation.
 
Cornfield/Unger: SRD 455/18

THAT the presentation be received.
 CARRIED
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Cornfield/Overton: SRD 456/18

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on May 24, 2018 be adopted. [Item]
 
 
Director Leigh requested that the minutes of May 24, 2018 meeting be amended to identify her voting in opposition to Res. SRD 415/18.
 
Cornfield/Overton: SRD 457/18

THAT the minutes be adopted as amended.
 CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities
 
MacDonald/Cornfield: SRD 458/18

THAT the Strathcona Regional District withdraw its membership from the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities.
 
 
Abram/Anderson: SRD 459/18

THAT the matter be referred to staff to arrange a meeting with the AVICC and UBCM staff and executive, prior to our membership lapsing, to discuss the problems that the SRD is experiencing with the manner in which the AVICC is handling its business.
 CARRIED Directors Cornfield, Kerr, MacDonald, Samson and Unger opposed
 
Northern Area D Water Service
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 460/18

THAT the matter be defered to the June 20, 2018 Board meeting.
 CARRIED
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
 
The Chair provided an update of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference.
 
Celebration of Life - Director Schooner
 
The Chair provided a reminder of the Celebration of Life for the late Director Schooner and the transportation schedule for those who wish to attend.
 
Strathcona Wilderness Institute - Grant in Aid
 
The Chair advised that a thank-you card was received from the Strathcona Wilderness Institute for the grant in aid provided by the Area D Director.
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
The Chair advised that Myriah Foort has been hired as the Chief Financial Officer for the Regional District.
 
Connected Coast Project
 
The Chair advised of newly negotiated terms with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs for the bylaws required for the Connected Coast project.
 
Whalley/Unger: SRD 461/18

THAT the report be received.
 CARRIED
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
Advisory Planning Commission (Electoral Area D)
 
Leigh/Overton: SRD 462/18

THAT the April 9, 2018 minutes of the Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Advisory Planning Commission (Electoral Area B)
 
Anderson/Overton: SRD 463/18

THAT the April 30, 2018 minutes of the Electoral Area B Advisory Planning Commission be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
First Nations Relations Committee
 
Cornfield/Abram: SRD 464/18

THAT the draft minutes of the meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on May 24, 2018 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Governance Select Committee
 
Abram/Overton: SRD 465/18

THAT the draft minutes of the meeting of the Governance Select Committee held on May 24, 2018 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
BYLAWS
Bylaw No. 319 - MFA Security Issuing (Corporate Office)
 
Leigh/Unger: SRD 466/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Overton: SRD 467/18

THAT Bylaw No. 319, being a bylaw to authorize entering into an agreement respecting financing between the Strathcona Regional District and the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Overton: SRD 468/18

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 319 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
MacDonald/Unger: SRD 469/18

THAT Bylaw No. 319, being Security Issuing Bylaw (No. 2) 2018, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 320 - Area D Water Rates
 
Leigh/Cornfield: SRD 470/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Director Leigh provided a hand-out regarding Area D water rates.
 
Leigh/Wright: SRD 471/18

THAT the hand-out be received.
 DEFEATED Directors Babchuk, Cornfield, Kerr, Overton, Samson, Unger, Whalley and Wright opposed
 
Samson/Cornfield: SRD 472/18

THAT Bylaw No. 320, being a bylaw to amend the rates charged for use of the Area D water system, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED Directors Leigh and MacDonald opposed
 
Kerr/Cornfield: SRD 473/18

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 320 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED Directors Leigh and MacDonald opposed
 
Wright/Kerr: SRD 474/18

THAT Bylaw No. 320, being Electoral Area D Water Regulation, Fees and Charges Bylaw 2005, Amendment No. 7. be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED Directors Leigh and MacDonald opposed
 
Bylaws No. 321 and 322 - Connected Coast Project - Service Establishment and Borrowing Authority
 
Whalley/Overton: SRD 475/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Cornfield: SRD 476/18

THAT Bylaw No. 321, being a bylaw to establish a service for providing broadband infrastructure, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED Directors Leigh and Samson opposed
 
Cornfield/Whalley: SRD 477/18

THAT the rules be suspended, and Bylaw No. 321 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED Directors Leigh and Samson opposed
 
Abram/Overton: SRD 478/18

THAT Bylaw No. 322, being a bylaw to authorize the borrowing of funds for financing the development of regional broadband infrastructure, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED Directors Leigh and Samson opposed
 
Abram/Cornfield: SRD 479/18

THAT the rules be suspended, and Bylaw No. 322 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED Directors Leigh and Samson opposed
 
Abram/Cornfield: SRD 480/18

THAT approval for Bylaws No. 321 and No. 322 be authorized to be obtained by alternative approval process.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Bylaw No. 323 - Cortes Island Nuisance Control
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 481/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 
 
Director Cornfield left the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was…
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Overton: SRD 482/18

THAT Bylaw No. 323, being a bylaw to establish a service for the control of unsightly premises within Electoral Area B (Cortes Island), be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Anderson/Unger: SRD 483/18

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 323 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Director Cornfield returned to the meeting chambers.
 
Anderson/Cornfield: SRD 484/18

THAT approval for Bylaw No. 323 be authorized to be obtained by participating area consent pursuant to s.347 of the Local Government Act.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 485/18

THAT the May 4, 2018 correspondence from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) regarding the Special Advocacy Fund be received. [Item]
 
 
Cornfield/MacDonald: SRD 486/18

THAT the matter be referred to the June 20, 2018 meeting with a report from staff.
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Anderson and Leigh opposed
 
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
Quadra Health Care
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 487/18

THAT the Strathcona Regional District Board write to the Minister of Health and the Chief Executive Officer of Island Health requesting assistance in solving the impending problem on Quadra Island of the loss of two of the doctors, possibly the only Nurse Practitioner, and the loss of Campbell River Hospital lab services that are delivered on Quadra Island twice per week and the Mental Health outreach services;

AND FURTHER THAT a meeting of officials and community representatives take place at the earliest possible time at a convenient location. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
ADDENDUM ITEMS
MacDonald/Unger: SRD 488/18

THAT the addendum items be considered.
 CARRIED
 
BC Hydro
 
Cornfield/Overton: SRD 489/18

THAT the June 1, 2018 correspondence from BC Hydro regarding an invitation to meet at the 2018 UBCM Convention be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
2018 School District Elections
 
Cornfield/Wright: SRD 490/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Cornfield/Wright: SRD 491/18

THAT the supplementary report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Cornfield/MacDonald: SRD 492/18

THAT School District No. 72 be advised that the Regional District is prepared to conduct the 2018 trustee elections subject to the finalization of an agreement that addressess costs and responsibilities.
 CARRIED
 
Cornfield/Unger: SRD 493/18

THAT School District No. 84 be advised that the Regional District is prepared to conduct the 2018 trustee election for the Kyuquot area subject to the finalization of an agreement that addresses costs and responsibilities.
 CARRIED
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Cornfield: SRD 494/18

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Cornfield: SRD 495/18

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), (k), (n), (o) and 90(2)(b) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
RECONVENE
The meeting reconvened in public at 4:12 p.m.
 
Leigh/Anderson: SRD 515/18

THAT the June 6, 2018 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 4:13 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair



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Corporate Officer