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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, October 7, 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 physically in attendance or participating electronically:
     
Vice Chair:B. UngerVillage of Gold River
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 A. AdamsCity of Campbell River
 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)
 C. MolgoveCity of Campbell River
 G. WhalleyKyuquot/Nootka-Sayward (Electoral Area A)
Alt. Director:C. EvansCity of Campbell River
 for M. Babchuk


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Leigh/Abram: SRD 684/20

THAT the agenda for October 7, 2020 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Leigh/Abram: SRD 685/20

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on September 16, 2020 be adopted. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
Vancouver Island Regional Library
 
Director Leigh advised that the Vancouver Island Regional Library Board passed the 2021-2025 Financial Plan at its meeting held on October 3, 2020.
 
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Michele Babchuk
 
The Vice Chair advised that Chair Michele Babchuk is on leave of absence.
 
Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC)
 
The Vice Chair congratulated Alternate Director Evans on her appointment to the AVICC executive.
 
Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)
 
The Vice Chair congratulated Director Moglove on her appointement to the UBCM executive.
 
Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Convention
 
The Vice Chair advised that he attended the UBCM Convention on behalf the Regional District.
 
Colborne/Adams: SRD 686/20

THAT the Vice Chair's report be received.
 CARRIED
 
Director Kerr joined the meeting.
 
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
Electoral Areas Services Committee
 
Colborne/Kerr: SRD 687/20

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on September 16, 2020 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Strathcona Gardens Commission
 
Leigh/Anderson: SRD 688/20

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Strathcona Gardens Commission held on September 16, 2020 be received. [Item]
 
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Environmentally Sensitive Areas Development Permit Application DP 3D 20 (Botsford)
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 689/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 690/20

THAT environmentally sensitive development permit DP 3D 20 be approved, and

THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to issue the development permit.
 CARRIED
 
Development Permit Application (Heriot Bay Tru Value Foods)
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 691/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 692/20

THAT commercial development permit DP 3C 20 be approved, and

THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to issue the development permit.
 CARRIED
 
Quathiaski Cove Sewer Rates Bylaw Amendment
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 693/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 694/20

THAT a bylaw be prepared to amend the user rates for the Quathiaski Cove sewer system to generate the revenue requirements identified in the 2020-2024 Financial Plan.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 695/20

THAT a further report be prepared to consider additional funding scenarios including user fees and parcel taxes.
 CARRIED
 
Sayward Valley Internet Service
 
Whalley/Abram: SRD 696/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 
 
Whalley/Kerr: SRD 697/20

THAT staff negotiate the settlement of contracts with Sayward Valley Communications, Mascon Cable and the Village of Sayward; and

THAT staff seek legal council in regards to the breach(es) of contract and their termination; and

THAT the Chair of the SRD Board to write a letter to the Village of Sayward requesting a detailed ledger outlining all transactions affecting the Internet Upgrade Fund since inception.
 CARRIED
 
Community Resiliency Investment - Grant Opportunity
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 698/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 
 
Abram/Anderson: SRD 699/20

THAT an application to the 2021 Community Resiliency Investment grant program be submitted for FireSmart activities in the electoral areas, and

THAT the Regional District commit to overall grant management if the application is successful.
 CARRIED
 
Grant Opportunity - Surge Narrows Store Site Revitalization
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 700/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Davis: SRD 701/20

THAT an application be submitted to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program - Rural and Northern Communities grant program for the revitalization of the Surge Narrows store building, boardwalk and floating dock at Read Island, and

THAT the Regional District support the project and commits to its share of costs or cost overruns associated with the project.
 CARRIED
 
North Quadra Open Burning Regulation
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 702/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Cornfield: SRD 703/20

THAT no further public consultation be undertaken until more than 50% of property owners and 50% of property values petition in favor of a fire service for North Quadra be received by the SRD.
 CARRIED
 
Sayward Valley Recreation and Community Use Service
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 704/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Adams: SRD 705/20

THAT the Board proceed with "Option C" from the staff report dated September 30, 2020.
 CARRIED
 
Cortes Island Zoning Bylaw - Cannabis Production and Sale
 
Anderson/Colborne: SRD 706/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Leigh: SRD 707/20

THAT an amendment to the Cortes Island zoning bylaw be prepared that would permit cannabis production and sale without the requirement for site specific zoning.
 CARRIED Director Whalley opposed
 
Electoral Area Administration Service
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 708/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 709/20

THAT a report be prepared to examine the possibility of using the electoral area administration service to provide financial assistance to organizations within the electoral areas.
 CARRIED Directors Anderson, Colborne and Moglove opposed
 
Director Remuneration - Public Hearings
 
Abram/Davis: SRD 710/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 711/20

THAT an amendment be prepared to Bylaw No. 359, being Electoral Area Director Supplemental Compensation Bylaw 2019, that would consider a public hearing with both an official community plan component and a rezoning component as two separate public hearings.
 CARRIED Director Anderson opposed
 
Economic Development Funding - Quadra Island Conservancy Stewardship Society
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 712/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 713/20

THAT the Board approve an economic development grant for the Quadra Island Conservancy Stewardship Society in the amount of $1,500 to assist with insurance premium costs to be paid from the Electoral Area C economic development service budget.
 CARRIED
 
Request for Financial Assistance - Quadra Cat Rescue
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 714/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 715/20

THAT a grant in aid for the Quadra Cat Rescue in the amount of $1,500 be approved to assist with costs associated with controlling the unwanted cat population on Quadra Island to be paid from the Electoral Area C grant in aid budget.
 CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
Bylaws No. 94 and 95 - OCP and Zoning Amendment (CP 3C 09/RZ 2C 09 -Schellinck)
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 716/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Anderson: SRD 717/20

THAT minor amendments to Bylaws No. 94 and 95 be prepared for consideration by the Board.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 352 - Rezoning (Quadraponics Cannabis Production)
 
Abram/Davis: SRD 718/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 719/20

THAT the report on the public hearing for Bylaw No. 352 and all related records be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 720/20

THAT Bylaw No. 352 be given third reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 721/20

THAT Bylaw No. 352, being Quadra Island Zoning Bylaw 1990, Amendment No. 127, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaws No. 383 & 384 - OCP Amendment and Rezoning (CP 1C 19/RX 2C 19 - BC Ferries)
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 722/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 723/20

THAT the report on the public hearing for Bylaws No. 383 and 384, together with all supporting documentation, be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 724/20

THAT Bylaw No. 383 be given third reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Kerr: SRD 725/20

THAT Bylaw No. 383, being Quadra Island Official Community Plan Bylaw 2007, Amendment No. 14, be now reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 726/20

THAT Bylaw No. 384 be given third reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Anderson: SRD 727/20

THAT Bylaw No. 384, being Quadra Island Zoning Bylaw 1990, Amendment No. 132, be now reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 386 - Rezoning Proposal (RZ 2C 20 - S. Quadra Fire Protection)
 
Abram/Evans: SRD 728/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 729/20

THAT the report on the public hearing for Bylaw No. 386, together with all supporting documentation be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 730/20

THAT Bylaw No. 386 be given third reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Anderson: SRD 731/20

THAT Bylaw No. 386, being Quadra Island Zoning Bylaw 1990, Amendment No. 134, be now reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 404 - Financial Plan Amendment
 
Cornfield/Evans: SRD 732/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Cornfield/Whalley: SRD 733/20

THAT Bylaw No. 404, being a bylaw to amend the 2020 to 2024 financial plan and capital expenditure program, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Cornfield/Whalley: SRD 734/20

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 404 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Cornfield/Leigh: SRD 735/20

THAT Bylaw No. 404, being 2020 to 2024 Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Program Bylaw, Amendment No.1, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 405 - Surge Narrows Community Association Permissive Tax Exemption 2021
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 736/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 737/20

THAT Bylaw No. 405, being a bylaw to provide an exemption from taxation for specified real property located on Read Island, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 738/20

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 405 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Davis: SRD 739/20

THAT Bylaw No. 405, being Surge Narrows Community Association Property Tax Exemption Bylaw 2021, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Canada-BC Safe Restart Plan
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 740/20

THAT the September 18, 2020 correspondence from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities regarding the Canada-BC Safe Restart Plan be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Vancouver Island Regional Library
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 741/20

THAT the September 19, 2020 correspondence from the Vancouver Island Regional Library regarding its 2021-2025 Financial Plan be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 742/20

THAT the September 24, 2020 correspondence from the Vancouver Island Regional Library regarding its 2019 Annual Report be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 743/20

THAT the September 19, 2020 report from the Vancouver Island Regional Library entitled 'From the Board Table' be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia
 
Davis/Adams: SRD 744/20

THAT the September 24, 2020 news release from CivicInfo BC regarding the Municipal Finance Authority of BC's final bond issue of the year be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Connecting British Columbia Program
 
Cornfield/Adams: SRD 745/20

THAT the September 21, 2020 news release from CivicInfo BC regarding the Connecting British Columbia program be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Community Emergency Preparedness Funds (CEPF)
 
Leigh/Davis: SRD 746/20

THAT the September 21, 2020 news release from CivicInfo BC regarding the Community Emergency Preparedness Funds be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Kerr: SRD 747/20

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 748/20

THAT a closed meeting be held following termination of the public meeting to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(c), (e), (f), (g), (k), (n), (o) and 901(2)(b) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
TERMINATION
Adams/Leigh: SRD 749/20

THAT the October 7, 2020 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 1:51 p.m.

Certified Correct:




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Chair



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Corporate Officer