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Minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at the Strathcona Regional District office located at 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, BC.

A quorum having been confirmed, the Corporate Officer called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. with the following directors in attendance:
     
Directors:R. MawhinneyElectoral Area C (Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets)
 J. RiceElectoral Area D (Oyster Bay-Buttle Lake)
 M. VoneschElectoral Area B (Cortes Island)
 G. WhalleyElectoral Area A (Kyuquot/Nootka-Sayward)


          
 
 
ELECTION OF CHAIR
 
The Corporate Officer called for nominations for the position of Chair. [Item]
 
Director Mawhinney nominated Director Whalley. Director Whalley accepted the nomination with thanks.

The Corporate Officer called a second and third time for nominations and there were none.

Director Whalley was declared elected by acclamation to the position of Chair.
 
ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR
 
The Corporate Officer called for nominations for the position of Vice Chair. [Item]
 
Director Mawhinney nominated Director Vonesch. Director Vonesch accepted the nomination with thanks.

The Corporate Officer called a second and third time for nominations and there were none.

Director Vonesch was declared elected by acclamation to the position of Vice Chair.

Director Whalley in the Chair.
 
FIRST NATIONS TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
The Chair acknowledged that we are located on the traditional territory of the Laichwiltach people.
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
 
Mawhinney/Vonesch: EASC 1/24

THAT the agenda for the January 10, 2024 inaugural meeting of the Electoral Areas Services be adopted as presented.
   CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
 
Mawhinney/Vonesch: EASC 2/24

THAT the following minutes of the Electoral Areas Services Committee be adopted:
   
 
- November 8, 2023 regular meeting [Item]
 
- December 13, 2023 special meeting [Item]
 
- December 14, 2023 special budget meeting. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
2024 Schedule of Committee Meetings
 
Mawhinney/Rice: EASC 3/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 4/24

THAT the proposed 2024 Electoral Areas Services Committee meeting schedule attached to the January 3, 2024 report from the Chief Administrative Officer be approved subject to a 10:00 a.m. start.
   CARRIED
 
Black Creek/Oyster Bay Water System - Request for Funding
 
Rice/Mawhinney: EASC 5/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Rice/Vonesch: EASC 6/24

THAT the Committee recommend that a financial contribution of $84,887 from the Electoral Area D Community Works Funds for the Black Creek/Oyster Bay water system (Well No. 6 project) be approved, subject to finalization of an agreement regarding cost sharing between the CVRD and the SRD.
   CARRIED
 
Proposed Cortes Island Open Burning Bylaw
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 7/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 8/24

THAT the word 'manager' replace the word 'fire chief' in sections five and six of the proposed bylaw.
   CARRIED
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 9/24

THAT the definition of 'open fire' be amended to add the word 'BBQs,' before the phrase "a fire contained within an internal combustion engine", and;

THAT a definition for BBQ be added to the bylaw prior to bringing the bylaw back to the next Electoral Areas Services Committee meeting.
   CARRIED
 
Cortes Island Septage Management Feasibility Study
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 10/24

THAT the matter be deferred to the next Electoral Areas Services Committee meeting. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Quathiaski Cove Sewer Capacity Review
 
Mawhinney/Rice: EASC 11/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
 
Bylaw No. 464 - Area D Water Meter Reimbursements
 
Rice/Vonesch: EASC 12/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Rice/Mawhinney: EASC 13/24

THAT the Committee recommend that Bylaw No. 464 be given 3 readings and adopted by the Board.
   CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 509 - Cortes Island Bulk Water Regulation
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 14/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 15/24

THAT Part 300, Section 'C(ii)' of Bylaw No. 509 be amended by removing the words 'The use of vessels as liveaboards or' and brought back to the Electoral Areas Services Committee for review.
   CARRIED
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 16/24

THAT Part 303 - Prohibited Uses, be amended by removing Section 'A' in its entirety and brought back the Electoral Areas Services Committee for review.
   CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 510 - Quadra Island Bulk Water Regulation
 
Mawhinney/Vonesch: EASC 17/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Mawhinney/Vonesch: EASC 18/24

THAT the Committee recommend the Board give first reading to Bylaw No. 510, being Quadra Island Zoning Bylaw 1990, Amendment No. 142; and

THAT a public information session be held for Quadra Island residents to provide feedback on the bylaw.
   CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 517 - Electoral Area D Rezoning RZ 11D 23 (Johansen/Hardcore Construction)
 
Rice/Vonesch: EASC 19/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Rice/Vonesch: EASC 20/24

THAT as notice will be given in accordance with s.467(1) of the Local Government Act, the Committee recommend that Bylaw No. 517 (Johnson/Hardcore Construction) be forwarded to the Board for first and second readings.
   CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 518 - Electoral Area D Rezoning RZ 1D 22 (Kress)
 
Rice/Vonesch: EASC 21/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Rice/Vonesch: EASC 22/24

THAT as notice will be given in accordance with s.467(1) of the Local Government Act, the Committee recommend that Bylaw No. 518 (Kress) be forwarded to the Board for first and second readings.
   CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 522 - Cortes Island Dog Control Service
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 23/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 24/24

THAT the Committee recommend that Bylaw No. 522 be amended to include an annual requisition limit of $0.03 per 1,000 of property assessments; and

THAT it be resubmitted to the Inspector of Municipalities for approval before proceeding with an alternative approval process.
   CARRIED
 
 
 
 
 
 
TERMINATION
 
Vonesch/Mawhinney: EASC 25/24

THAT the January 10, 2024 inaugural meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee be terminated.
   CARRIED
 
Time: 10:55 a.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer