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Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Strathcona Regional District offices located at #301-990 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:
     
Chair:M. BabchukCity of Campbell 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
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 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
Abram/Leigh: SRD 382/19

THAT the agenda for April 10, 2019 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 CARRIED
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS
Home Away from Home Project
 
The Chair welcomed Veronica Carroll, CEO and Anita Brassard, Community Investment Manager of the Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island who made a presentation regarding the Home Away from Home project. [Item]
 
The Chair thanked the presenters.
 
Colborne/Unger: SRD 383/19

THAT the presentation be received.
 CARRIED
 
Strathcona Community Health Network
 
The Chair welcomed Nick Chowdhury, Co-Chair, and Cynthia Bendickson, Member and Christine Colbert who made a presentation regarding the Strathcona Community Health network strategic plan and recent accomplishments. [Item]
 
The Chair thanked the presenters.
 
Colborne/Leigh: SRD 384/19

THAT the presentation be received.
 CARRIED
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Colborne/Cornfield: SRD 385/19

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on March 28, 2019 be adopted. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
Cortes Island Public Consultation
 
The Chair thanked staff for their continued efforts regarding Cortes Island public consultation.
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
Municipal Services Committee
 
Unger/Kerr: SRD 386/19

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Municipal Services Committee held on March 28, 2019 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 387/19

THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Electoral Area D Advisory Planning Commission held on February 25, 2019 be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
Audit Service Plan
 
Abram/Colborne: SRD 388/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Colborne/Abram: SRD 389/19

THAT the 2018 audit service plan be accepted as presented in the April 3, 2019 report from the Chief Administrative Officer.
 CARRIED
 
Ombudsperson Quarterly Report
 
Unger/Leigh: SRD 390/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
North Island 9-1-1 Resolutions
 
MacDonald/Kerr: SRD 391/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 392/19

THAT the matter be deferred until a written response to the outstanding questions is received from the North Island 9-1-1 Corporation.
 CARRIED
 
Censure Motions - Procedural Requirements
 
Abram/Unger: SRD 393/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Davis: SRD 394/19

THAT staff prepare options for a Notice of Motion regarding censure about a director for the May 8 meeting.
 
 
Director MacDonald left the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was .
 CARRIED Directors Cornfield and Leigh opposed
 
Director Colborne left the meeting chambers.
 
Electoral Area C Integrated Community Sustainability Plan
 
Abram/Adams: SRD 395/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 
 
Directors MacDonald and Colborne returned to the meeting chambers.
 
Director Unger left the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was .
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Cornfield: SRD 396/19

THAT a contract for the development of the Electoral Area C Integrated Community Sustainability Plan be awarded to Dillon Consulting Limited per RFP-01-19 with a total budget of $65,712.60, and

THAT the Chair and the Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the contract.
 CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
Bylaw No. 347 - Board Procedure Amendment
 
MacDonald/Colborne: SRD 397/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 
 
Director Unger returned to the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was .
 CARRIED
 
Cornfield/Colborne: SRD 398/19

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 347 be given second and third readings as amended.
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Adams, Davis, Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
Colborne/Cornfield: SRD 399/19

THAT Bylaw No. 347, being Regional Board Procedure Bylaw 2011, Amendment No. 5, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 348 - Area D Water System User Rates
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 400/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Cornfield/Moglove: SRD 401/19

THAT Bylaw No. 348, being Electoral Area D Water Service Rates and Regulation Bylaw 2018, Amendment No. 1, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Davis, Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
Moglove/Colborne: SRD 402/19

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 348 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Davis, Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
Moglove/Cornfield: SRD 403/19

THAT Bylaw No. 348, being Electoral Area D Water Service Rates and Regulation Bylaw 2018, Amendment No. 1, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Davis, Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
Bylaw No. 349 - Director Remuneration
 
Colborne/Abram: SRD 404/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Abram: SRD 405/19

THAT Bylaw No. 349, being a bylaw to amend the remuneration paid to directors for performing their duties of office, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED Directors Colborne, MacDonald and Molglove opposed
 
Abram/Unger: SRD 406/19

THAT Bylaw No. 349 be amended by adding a new subsection 1(1A) as follows:

(1A) Subsection (3) of section 2 [Annual Indemnity Rates] is amended by deleting the words $34,179 for 2013 and $19,872 for 2014 and substituting therefor the words $34,179 for 2013, $19,872 for 2014 and $23,154 for 2019.
 CARRIED Directors Colborne, Cornfield, MacDonald and Moglove opposed
 
Abram/Unger: SRD 407/19

THAT the Chair meeting rate for all meeting types included in Schedule A of Bylaw No. 349 be set at $256 per meeting with the exception of meetings of public bodies.
 CARRIED Directors Colborne, Cornfield, MacDonald and Moglove opposed
 
Adams/Cornfield: SRD 408/19

THAT the clerk through the CAO prepare a report on same day meeting pay within the Regional District.
 
 
Director Kerr left the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was .
 CARRIED Directors Abram, Anderson, Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
Unger/Abram: SRD 409/19

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 349 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED Directors Adams, Colborne, Cornfield, MacDonald and Moglove opposed
 
Director Kerr returned to the meeting chambers.
 
Abram/Anderson: SRD 410/19

THAT Bylaw No. 349, being Director Compensation Bylaw 2013, Amendment No. 5, be reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 CARRIED Directors Colborne, Cornfield, MacDonald and Moglove opposed
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Abram/Colborne: SRD 411/19

THAT the following items of correspondence be received:
 
 
- March 20, 2019 correspondence from the City of Courtenay regarding the extraction of groundwater for commercial purposes. [Item]
 
- March 26, 2019 correspondence from the Province of BC regarding groundwater extraction. [Item]
 
- March 26, 2019 correspondence regarding Western Forest Products Sustainability Report. [Item]
 
- April 3, 2019 news release from the Union of BC Municipalities regarding a one-time doubling of Gas Tax funding. [Item]
 
- April 3, 2019 news release from the Union of BC Municipalities regarding UBCM's annual resolutions process. [Item]
 
- March 25, 2019 correspondence from the Honourable Claire Trevena, MLA, North Island regarding North Island energy sources. [Item]
 
- March 25, 2019 correspondence from the Honourable Claire Trevena, MLA, North Island regarding Northern Capital Planning funding. [Item]
 
- March 21, 2019 correspondence from the Rachel Blaney, MP, North Island - Powell River, regarding support for the Strathcona Regional District Connected Coast Initiative. [Item]
 
- March 14, 2019 correspondence from the Union of BC Municipalities regarding the Community Emergency Preparedness funding approval. [Item]
 
- February 21, 2019 correspondence from the City of Campbell River regarding the Snowden Demonstration Forest. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
AVICC Municipal Survivor Challenge
 
Adams/Unger: SRD 412/19

THAT the March 29, 2019 correspondence from the District of Highlands regarding the Municipal Survivor Climate Challenge be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Vancouver Island Regional Library
 
Leigh/MacDonald: SRD 413/19

THAT the March 23, 2019 newsletter from the Vancouver Island Regional Library entitled "From the Board Table" be received. [Item]
 
 
Director Leigh advised that VIRL has issued contracts to supply new prefab libraries in the communities of Sayward and Woss.
 
Director Abram left the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was .
 CARRIED
 
MEMBERS' REPORTS
Municipal Finance Authority of BC
 
Adams/Cornfield: SRD 414/19

THAT the March 29, 2019 report from Director Adams regarding the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Municipal Finance Authority of BC be received. [Item]
 
 
Director Abram returned to the meeting chambers.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was .
 CARRIED
 
AVICC Solid Waste Committee
 
Unger/Leigh: SRD 415/19

THAT the April 1, 2019 report from Director Unger regarding the recent meeting of the AVICC Special Committee on Solid Waste be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 416/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 417/19

THAT the meeting be closed to the public to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(c), (g), (i), (j), (n) and (o) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
RECONVENE
The meeting reconvened in public at 4:11 p.m.
 
TERMINATION
Moglove/Colborne: SRD 432/19

THAT the April 10, 2019 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 4:11 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair



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Corporate Officer