REGIONAL DISTRICT BOARD


Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 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 12:31 p.m. with the following members physically in attendance or participating electronically:
 
MINUTES
     
Chair:B. UngerVillage of Gold River
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 N. AndersonCortes Island (Electoral Area B)
 M. BakerVillage of Sayward
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 C. EvansCity of Campbell River
 K. JulesKa:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations
 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)
Alt. Director:S. SmythCity of Campbell River
 for C. Cornfield


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Leigh/Evans: SRD 94/22

THAT the agenda for February 9, 2022 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Whalley/Abram: SRD 95/22

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on January 26, 2022 be adopted.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Minister of Municipal Affairs/Vancouver Island Mayors and Regional District Chairs Meeting
 
The Chair advised that he attended a meeting with Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Vancouver Island Mayors and Regional District Chairs regarding strategic priorities for 2022 where he advised the group of the following Strathcona Regional District priorities:

- Connected Coast;
- Regional Transportation; and
- ReCreate funding.
 
Electoral Areas Services Committee Meetings
 
The Chair advised that he has been sitting in on meetings of the Electoral Areas Services Committee which he suggested that directors review the meeting recordings as they contain background information for issues that are moving forward to the Board.
 
Evans/Moglove: SRD 96/22

THAT the Chair's report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
First Nations Relations Committee
 
Baker/Colborne: SRD 97/22

THAT the draft minutes of the inaugural meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on January 26, 2022 be received.
 CARRIED
 
Municipal Services Committee
 
Baker/Whalley: SRD 98/22

THAT the draft minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Municipal Services Committee held on January 26, 2022 be received.
 CARRIED
 
Strathcona Gardens Commission
 
Leigh/Moglove: SRD 99/22

THAT the following draft minutes be received:

- special meeting of the Strathcona Gardens Commission held on January 28, 2022
 
 
- special meeting of the Strathcona Gardens Commission held on January 31, 2022
 CARRIED
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Draft 2022-2026 Financial Plan
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 100/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
 
The Chief Finanical Officer made a presentation regarding the draft 2022-2026 Financial Plan.
 
Director Adams joined the meeting.
 
A vote was held on the pending motion and it was
 CARRIED
 
Moglove/Leigh: SRD 101/22

THAT a bylaw to approve the 2022-2026 financial plan be prepared for further consideration at the February 23, 2022 Board meeting.
 
 
Anderson/Abram: SRD 102/22

THAT the motion be amended to include in the Strategic Initiatives (pg 43) an additional $50,000 in support of community climate planning action initiatives.
 DEFEATED Directors Adams, Baker, Evans, Kerr, Leigh, Unger, Whalley and Alternate Director Smyth opposed
 
A vote was held on the original motion and it was
 CARRIED
 
Quadra Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Grant Application
 
Abram/Colborne: SRD 103/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Colborne: SRD 104/22

THAT Res. SRD 970/21 be amended by deleting the words "THAT the Regional District commit its share of any ineligible costs or cost overruns associated with the project", and

THAT the words "THAT the Regional District is prepared to commit its share of any ineligible costs or cost overruns associated with the project by passage of Bylaw No. 391, being Quathiaski Cove Community Sewer Service Loan Authorization Bylaw 2020" be substituted.
 CARRIED
 
Northern Area D Universal Water Metering Grant Application
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 105/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 106/22

THAT Res. SRD 968/21 be amended by deleting the words "THAT the Regional District commit its share of any ineligible costs or cost overruns associated with the project", and

THAT the words "THAT the Regional District is prepared to commit its share of any ineligible costs or cost overruns associated with the project by accessing the Electoral Area D water system capital reserve" be substituted.
 CARRIED
 
First Nations Territorial Acknowledgement Policy
 
Evans/Davis: SRD 107/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
The Chair re-introduced Res. SRD 1021/21 which was deferred from the December 8, 2021 Board meeting.
 
Whalley/Abram: SRD 1021/21

THAT the term 'unceded' be removed from the territorial acknowledgement policy.
 DEFEATED Directors Anderson, Baker, Colborne, Davis, Evans, Jules, Moglove and Unger opposed
 
The Chair re-introduced Res. SRD 1020/21 which was deferred from the December 8, 2021 Board meeting.
 
Moglove/Adams: SRD 1020/21

THAT the Policy CP-031 [First Nations Territorial Acknowledgements] be approved by the Regional Board.
 CARRIED
 
Service Agreement - Justice Support Worker Contract Award
 
Adams/Davis: SRD 108/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Moglove/Colborne: SRD 109/22

THAT the draft service agreement for the Justice Support Worker be finalized and awarded to the Sasamans Society based upon its response to RFP-17-21, and

THAT the Chair and Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the Strathcona Regional District.
 CARRIED
 
Regional Broadband 'Last Mile' Funding Agreement
 
Colborne/Adams: SRD 110/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED Director Abram opposed
 
Adams/Whalley: SRD 111/22

THAT a bylaw to amend the funding agreement with City West Cable and Telephone Corp. for construction of last mile broadband infrastructure in accordance with the February 2, 2022 report from the Chief Administrative Officer be prepared for further consideration by the Board.
 CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
Bylaw No. 452 - Director Workshop Compensation
 
Colborne/Evans: SRD 112/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Adams/Leigh: SRD 113/22

THAT Bylaw No. 452, being a bylaw to amend the compensation provisions for directors on the Regional Board, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Adams: SRD 114/22

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 452 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Adams/Davis: SRD 115/22

THAT Bylaw No. 452, being Director Compensation Bylaw 2013, Amendment No. 9, be now reconsidered passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 116/22

THAT a further report and amendment bylaw to remove obsolete provisions of Bylaw No. 167 be prepared for the Board's consideration.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 453 - Bylaw Revision Authority
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 117/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 118/22

THAT Bylaw No. 453, being a bylaw to authorize the revision of bylaws applicable to the Strathcona Regional District , be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Whalley: SRD 119/22

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 453 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Adams: SRD 120/22

THAT Bylaw No. 453, being Bylaw Revision Authorization Bylaw 2022, be now reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
AVICC Earth Week Challenge
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 121/22

THAT the December 15, 2021 correspondence from Comox Strathcona Waste Management regarding the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) inter-governmental Earth Week cleanup challenge be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Colborne/Leigh: SRD 122/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 123/22

THAT a closed meeting be held immediately following termination of the public meeting to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(c), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (n), (o) and 90(2)(a) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
TERMINATION
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 124/22

THAT the February 9, 2022 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 2:18 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer