REGIONAL DISTRICT BOARD


Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, February 26, 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 12:30 p.m. with the following members in attendance:
 
MINUTES
     
 
 
 
Chair:M. BabchukCity of Campbell River
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 N. AndersonCortes Island (Electoral Area B)
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 C. CornfieldCity of Campbell River
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 B. LeighOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D)
 J. MacDonaldVillage of Sayward
 C. MogloveCity of Campbell River
 B. UngerVillage of Gold River
 G. WhalleyKyuquot/Nootka-Sayward (Electoral Area A)


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Director Anderson requested that the agenda be varied to consider the matter entitled "Resourcing for Special Projects" prior to "Bylaw No. 382 - 2020 to 2024 Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Program".
 
Leigh/Cornfield: SRD 139/20

THAT the agenda for February 26, 2020 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as amended.
 
 
Director Kerr entered the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the pending motion and it was…
 CARRIED
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS
Geoscience BC
 
The Chair welcomed Richard Truman, External Relations Director and Brady Clift, Minerals Manager for Geoscience BC who made a presentation regarding the Vancouver Island North Regional project.
 
Mr. Truman provided two additional maps for reference purposes.
 
The Chair thanked Mr. Truman and Mr. Clift for their presentation.
 
Colborne/Cornfield: SRD 140/20

THAT the presentation be received.
 CARRIED
 
Development Variance Permit (Electoral Area D)
 
Abram/Davis: SRD 141/20

THAT Colin Gabelmann and Robin Geary be permitted to speak regarding the matter.
 CARRIED
 
The Chair welcomed Lynn Gray who made a presentation regarding Development Variance Permit Application (DV 1D 20 - Wood).
 
Director Adams entered the meeting chambers.
 
The presentation continued.
 
The Chair thanked Ms. Gray for her presentation.
 
The Chair welcomed Kevin and Cathy Kenny who made a verbal presentation regarding Development Variance Permit Application (DV 1D 20 - Wood).
 
The Chair thanked Mr. and Mrs. Kenny for their presentation.
 
The Chair welcomed Robin Geary and Colin Gabelmann who made a verbal presentation regarding Development Variance Permit Application (DV 1D 20 - Wood).
 
The Chair thanked Ms. Geary and Mr. Gabelmann for their presentation.
 
Unger/Davis: SRD 141/20

That the presentations be received.
 CARRIED
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Leigh/Unger: SRD 142/20

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on February 12, 2020 be adopted.
 CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
Climate Change and Community Resilience
 
Director Anderson advised that further to the correspondence entitled "Climate Change" from John Drew, she would like to focus on community resilience.
 
 
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Anti-Bullying Day
 
The Chair acknowledged that it was anti-bullying day and thanked those who wore pink shirts in support of the cause.
 
Connected Coast Funding Agreement
 
The Chair advised that the provincial funding agreement has been signed and the project will be moving forward.
 
Cortes Contingent Meeting
 
The Chair sent her regrets to the Cortes contingent for having to cancel their meeting and advised that the meeting will be rescheduled.
 
Cortes Island Community Council
 
The Chair advised that she attended a meeting with Director Anderson regarding a potential Cortes community council initiative.
 
Resignation of Chief Financial Officer
 
The Chair advised the Board of the recent resignation of Myriah Foort, Chief Financial Officer.
 
Adams/Unger: SRD 143/20

THAT the Chair's Report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
Electoral Areas Services Committee
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 144/20

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on February 12, 2020 be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Development Variance Permit Application (DV 5D 18 - Mailloux)
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 145/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 146/20

THAT development variance permit DV 5D 18 be approved, and

THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to issue the permit.
 CARRIED
 
Environmentally Sensitive Areas Development Permit Application (DP 5D 19 - Knudsen)
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 147/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 148/20

THAT environmentally sensitive area development permit DP 5D 19 be approved, and

THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to issue the permit.
 CARRIED
 
Development Variance Permit Application (DV 1D 20 -Wood)
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 149/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 150/20

THAT development variance permit DV 1D 20 be denied.
 CARRIED
 
Community Wildfire Protection Plans - Contract Amendment
 
Colborne/Cornfield: SRD 151/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Unger/Abram: SRD 152/20

THAT the Chair and Corporate Officer be authorized to execute a contract amendment with SauvAir Aerial Imaging Ltd. that would expand the scope of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan project to include portions of Maurelle Island, Rendezvous Island and Sonora Island within Electoral Area C.
 CARRIED
 
Requests for Financial Assistance - Electoral Area C
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 153/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Cornfield: SRD 154/20

THAT the Board approve grants in aid to be paid from the Electoral Area C grant in aid budget as follows:

i) $4,200 to the Quadra Circle Community Connections Society to assist with operating costs; and

ii) $4,000 to the Stuart Island Community Association to assist with administration costs.
 CARRIED
 
Request for Economic Development Funding - Quadra Island Chamber Music Festival
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 155/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Cornfield: SRD 156/20

THAT the Board approve an economic development grant for the Quadra Island Chamber Music Society in the amount of $2,000 to assist with costs associated with the 2020 Festival of Chamber Music to be paid from the Electoral Area C economic development service budget.
 CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
Bylaw No. 381 - Public Library Capital Financing
 
Unger/Leigh: SRD 157/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 158/20

THAT Bylaw No. 381, being a bylaw to authorize entering into an agreement with the Vancouver Island Regional Library for the capital financing of a public library facility, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 159/20

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 381 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 160/20

THAT Bylaw No. 381 be returned for further consideration by the Board following the conclusion of the public notification process.
 CARRIED
 
MEMBERS' REPORTS
Resourcing for Special Projects
 
Anderson/Colborne: SRD 161/20

THAT the February 18, 2020 report from Director Anderson regarding funding for a special projects position be received.
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Cornfield, Kerr, Leigh, and Whalley opposed
 
BYLAWS (cont.)
Bylaw No. 382 - 2020 to 2024 Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Program
 
Whalley/Unger: SRD 162/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/MacDonald: SRD 163/20

THAT Bylaw No. 382 be given third reading.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Whalley/Cornfield: SRD 164/20

THAT Bylaw No. 382, being 2020–2024 Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Program Bylaw, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Leigh/Unger: SRD 165/20

THAT the following items of correspondence be received:
 
 
Vancouver Island Regional Library
 
- January 18, 2020 newsletter from the Vancouver Island Regional Library entitled 'From the Board Table'.
 
Cellular Service on North Island Highways
 
- February 8, 2020 correspondence from Alex Turner, Chair, Economic Development Committee for the Sayward Futures Society regarding cellular phone service on North Island Highways.
 
Fire Protection Funding
 
- February 20, 2020 correspondence from the District of Port Hardy regarding funding for fire protection services.
 
Economic Infrastructure and Innovation Project Funding
 
- February 21, 2020 correspondence from the Island Coastal Economic Trust regarding economic infrastructure and innovation project funding.
 CARRIED
 
Cortes Island Governance
 
Leigh/MacDonald: SRD 166/20

THAT the February 19, 2020 correspondence from Rick Boas regarding a proposed Cortes Island governance model be received.
 CARRIED
 
Director Unger in the Chair.
 
Babchuk/Colborne: SRD 167/20

THAT a staff report to investigate the concept of a Community Council for Cortes Island and how this would interact with the Regional District be prepared for further consideration.
 
 
Moglove/Whalley: SRD 168/20

That the matter be deferred until a report from the Cortes delegation group is received.
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Cornfield, Kerr, and Leigh opposed
 
Director Babchuk in the Chair.
 
MEMBERS' REPORTS (cont.)
Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast
 
Colborne/Abram: SRD 169/20

THAT the February 10, 2020 report from Director Abram regarding the Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Colborne: 170/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Colborne: 171/20

THAT the meeting be closed to the public to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(a), (c), (k), (n) and (o) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
RECONVENE
The Board reconvened in public at 2:50 p.m.
 
TERMINATION
Abram/Cornfield: SRD 179/20

THAT the February 26, 2020 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 2:50 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer