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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the Strathcona Regional District office located at 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, B.C.

A quorum having been confirmed, the Corporate Officer called the meeting to order at 1:12 p.m. with the following members physically in attendance or participating electronically:
     
Directors:M. BakerVillage of Sayward
 D. ChapmanCity of Campbell River
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 K. DahlCity of Campbell River
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 B. LanyonCity of Campbell River
 M. LottVillage of Gold River
 R. MawhinneyDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 J. RiceOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D)
 S. SinnottCity of Campbell River
 M. VoneschCortes Island (Electoral Area B)
 G. WhalleyKyuquot/Nootka-Sayward (Electoral Area A)


          
 
Director Jules joined the meeting.
 
ELECTION OF CHAIR
The Corporate Officer called for nominations for the position of Chair. [Item]
 
Director Kerr nominated Director Baker. Director Baker accepted the nomination with thanks.
 
The Corporate Officer called for any further nominations and there were none.
 
Director Baker 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 Dahl nominated Director Kerr. Director Kerr accepted the nomination with thanks.
 
The Corporate Officer called for any further nominations and there were none.
 
Director Kerr was declared elected by acclamation to the position of Vice Chair.
 
Director Baker assumed the role of presiding official.
 
FIRST NATIONS TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The Chair acknowledged that we are meeting on the traditional territory of the Laichwiltach people.
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 744/22

THAT the agenda for November 9, 2022 inaugural meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 745/22

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on October 26, 2022 be adopted. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Election of Chair
 
The Chair thanked the Directors for supporting him in his newly elected role of Regional Board Chair. He stated that he is looking forward to open, honest and transparent debate on matters brought forward to the Board.
 
Colborne/Chapman: SRD 746/22

THAT the Chair's report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Remembrance Day Ceremony - Campbell River Spirit Square
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 747/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 748/22

THAT the Vice Chair officially represent the Strathcona Regional District at the 2022 Remembrance Day ceremony at the Campbell River Spirit Square.
 CARRIED
 
Temporary and/or Extreme Weather Shelters
 
Colborne/Whalley: SRD 749/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Lott: SRD 749/22

THAT a further report be prepared outling the obligations and costs associated with operating homeless shelters under contract with BC Housing.
 DEFEATED Directors Chapman, Dahl, Davis, Kerr, Lanyon, Sinnott and Whalley opposed
 
Kerr/Whalley: SRD 750/22

THAT the Campbell River & District Coalition to End Homelessness be advised that the Regional District is not prepared to take on the responsibility for operating homeless shelters at this time.
 CARRIED
 
Municipal Services Agreement - Gold River
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 750/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Whalley: SRD 751/22

THAT a further report on the advisability of renewing or revising the service agreement with the Village of Gold River be prepared for the Board's consideration.
 CARRIED
 
North Quadra Assistance Response
 
Whalley/Chapman: SRD 752/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Mawhinney/Whalley: SRD 753/22

THAT a bylaw to authorize a new 5-year contract between the Regional District and the South Quadra Fire Protection District for the delivery of assistance response services on north Quadra Island be prepared for further consideration by the Board.
 CARRIED
 
Regional Board Meeting Schedule for 2023
 
Colborne/Davis: SRD 754/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Davis: SRD 755/22

THAT the proposed 2023 schedule of meetings for the Strathcona Regional District Board as outlined in Exhibit A attached to the November 2, 2022 report from the Chief Administrative Officer be approved.
 CARRIED
 
Financial Planning Schedule
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 756/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Whalley: SRD 757/22

THAT the 2023 Financial Planning timeline attached to the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be approved.
 CARRIED
 
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Whalley/Kerr: SRD 758/22

THAT the following items be received:
 
 
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
 
October 3, 2022 correspondence from the Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island regarding the 2021-2022 annual impact report. [Item]
 
Responsible Conduct for Elected Officials
 
October 20, 2022 correspondence from the Working Group on Responsible Conduct regarding the introduction of an online course for elected officials. [Item]
 
Recapitalization of ICET
 
November 3, 2022 correspondence from Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation regarding the recapitalization of the Island Coastal Economic Trust. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
DIRECTORS' REPORTS
MRDT proposal - Cortes Island
 
Vonesch/Whalley: SRD 759/22

THAT the November 2, 2022 report from Director-elect Vonesch regarding a proposed Municipal-Regional District tax for Cortes Island be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Vonesch/Lott: SRD 760/22

That the SRD Board write a letter of support to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture on behalf of Cortes Community Housing Society that the SRD Board supports the MRDT tax being imposed in Electoral Area B in the designated accommodation area as identified in the application
 CARRIED
 
 
ADDEMDUM ITEMS
Colborne/Rice: SRD 761/22

THAT the addendum be considered.
 CARRIED
 
Vital Conversations - Housing Security
 
Whalley/Chapman: SRD 762/22

THAT the October 19, 2022 correspondence from the Campbell River Community Foundation regarding housing security be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Director Sinnott declared a conflict of interest as director of the Campbell River Community Foundation and left the meeting.
 
Davis/Dahl: SRD 763/22

THAT a grant in aid of up to $3,900 be paid to the Campbell River Community Foundation to assist with costs associated with the Vital Conversation on Housing Security Forum to be paid from the Regional grant in aid budget.
 CARRIED
 
Director Sinnott returned to the meeting chambers.
 
 
TERMINATION
Colborne/Whalley: SRD 764/22

THAT the November 9, 2022 inaugural meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 2:49 p.m.

Certified Correct:


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Chair


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Corporate Officer