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Minutes of the regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Strathcona Regional District office located at 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, B.C.

A quorum having been confirmed, the Chair called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. with the following directors in attendance:
     
Chair:J. AbramElectoral Area C (Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets)
Directors:N. AndersonElectoral Area B (Cortes Island)
 B. LeighElectoral Area D (Oyster Bay-Buttle Lake)
 G. WhalleyElectoral Area A (Kyuquot/Nootka-Sayward)


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 178/19

THAT the agenda for the October 9, 2019 regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee be adopted as presented.
   CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 179/19

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on September 11, 2019 be adopted. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
Advisory Planning Commission Meeting Minutes - Electoral Area D
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 180/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 181/19

THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission held on May 6, 2019 be received.
   CARRIED
 
Quathiaski Cove Sewer Rates
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 182/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 183/19

THAT the Committee recommend that Bylaw 173 be amended to reflect an overall rate increase of 3% compounding annually.
   CARRIED
 
Bylaw Enforcement Policy Review
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 184/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 185/19

THAT the Committee recommend replacing Policy 4000-00 (July 25, 2005) with the proposed 2019 Bylaw Enforcement Policy as provided on page 4 of this report.
   CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 186/19

THAT the Committee recommend that the Senior Manager of Community Services, the Assistant Manager of Parks and Planning, the Bylaw Compliance Officer and the Building Official (with respect to building bylaw enforcement issues) be appointed as Bylaw Compliance Officers for the Strathcona Regional District pursuant to s. 36 of the Police Act.
   CARRIED
 
Grant in Aid Policy Review
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 187/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: EASC 188/19

THAT the Committee recommend that staff review the Grant in Aid policy and make recommendations to add transparency, accountability, appropriateness and clear procedural guidelines.
   DEFEATED Directors Abram and Leigh opposed
 
Request for Financial Assistance - Electoral Area B
 
Anderson/Whalley: EASC 189/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: EASC 190/19

THAT the Committee recommend that a grant in aid for the Climate Hope Society, Cortes Chapter in the amount of $7,000 be awarded to assist with costs for various climate change initiatives for Cortes Island to be paid from the Electoral Area B grant in aid budget.
   CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Gorge Harbour Aquaculture Regulation
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 191/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: EASC 192/19

THAT the Committee recommend that staff prepare correspondence reiterating the Board's position regarding aquaculture regulation in Gorge Harbour.
   CARRIED
 
 
CORRESPONDENCE
 
Animal Control Bylaw Request
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 193/19

THAT the September 25, 2019 correspondence from Cynthia Rutledge regarding a ban on dog tethering be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
 
 
TERMINATION
 
Whalley/Anderson: EASC 194/19

THAT the October 9, 2019 regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee be terminated.
   CARRIED
 
Time: 2:28 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer