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Minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Strathcona Regional District office located at 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, BC.

A quorum having been confirmed, the Corporate Officer called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. with the following directors physically in attendance or participating electronically:
     
Directors:J. AbramElectoral Area C (Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets)
 N. AndersonElectoral Area B (Cortes Island)
 B. LeighElectoral Area D (Oyster Bay-Buttle Lake)
 G. WhalleyElectoral Area A (Kyuquot/Nootka-Sayward)


          
 
 
ELECTION OF CHAIR
 
The Corporate Officer called for nomination for the position of Chair. [Item]
 
Director Leigh nominated Director Abram. Director Abram accepted the nomination with thanks.
 
The Corporate Officer called a second and third time for nominations and there were none.
 
Director Abram 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 Whalley nominated Director Leigh. Director Leigh accepted the nomination with thanks.
 
The Corporate Officer called a second and third time for nominations and there were none.
 
Director Leigh was declared elected by acclamation to the position of Vice Chair.
 
Director Abram in the Chair.
 
FIRST NATIONS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
The Chair acknowledged that we are meeting on the traditional territories of the Kwakwaka'wakw Peoples.
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 1/22

THAT the agenda for the January 12, 2022 inaugural meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee be adopted as presented.
   CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
 
Anderson/Leigh: EASC 2/22

THAT the following minutes be adopted:
   
 
- regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on November 3, 2021; [Item]
 
- special budget meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on November 10, 2021; [Item]
 
- special budget meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on November 23, 2021; and [Item]
 
- special meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on December 7, 2021. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
Development Permit Application (DP 2C 21 - Hedefine)
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 3/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 4/22

THAT staff request that the applicant consider changing the roof color to dark green to match the building color.
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 5/22

THAT the Committee recommend that development permit DP 2C 21 (Shane Hedefine), as attached in staff report dated January 4, 2022 be approved, and

THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to issue the development permit.
   
 
Wildlife Corridor and Wetland Protection Covenants - Hagel Subdivision
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 6/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Anderson: EASC 7/22

THAT the matter be referred back to staff.
   CARRIED
 
ESA Development Permit - (DP 3D 21 - Knudsen)
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 8/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Anderson: EASC 9/22

THAT the Committee recommend that the environmentally sensitive area development permit DP 3D 21 (Knudsen), as attached in staff report dated December 21, 2021, be approved, and

THAT the Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the permit.
   CARRIED
 
RECESS
 
The Chair recessed the meeting at 10:29 a.m.
 
RECONVENE
 
The meeting reconvened at 10:36 a.m.
 
Rezoning Application (RZ 2D 21/Rusick)
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 10/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Anderson: EASC 11/22

THAT the Committee recommend that support for rezoning application RZ 2D 21 (Rusick), as attached in the staff report dated January 4, 2022 be denied.
   
 
Anderson/Leigh: EASC 12/22

THAT staff investigate options for increasing the protection afforded by the existing covenant held by the developer in this whole subdivision.
   CARRIED
 
Cortes Island Fire Protection Service - Property Removal Request
 
Anderson/Whalley: EASC 13/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: EASC 14/22

THAT the Committee recommend that the request by Bluejay Lake Farms to exclude a portion of its property from the South Cortes fire protection area be supported.
   CARRIED
 
2022 Schedule of Meetings
 
Leigh/Anderson: EASC 15/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 16/22

THAT the 2022 Committee meeting schedule attached to the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be approved.
   CARRIED
 
Quadra Island Sustainability Plan (Area C)
 
Leigh/Anderson: EASC 17/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 18/22

THAT the Committee recommend that a local consultant be recruited to finalize the Electoral Area C Integrated Community Sustainability Plan and that the ads be displayed in all local media outlets in Area C, and

THAT, if necessary, an extension be requested to the Strategic Priorities Fund funding agreement between the Strathcona Regional District and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities for the project.
   
 
Electoral Area Financial Assistance (Grant in Aid) Service
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 19/22

THAT the matter be deferred to the next meeting. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
April Point Properties
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 20/22

THAT staff investigate the April Point properties to ensure that current activity on the property is in line with local zoning and land development bylaws as well as all other requirements of other agencies.
   CARRIED Director Anderson opposed
 
 
 
TERMINATION
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 21/22

THAT the January 12, 2022 inaugural meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee be terminated.
   CARRIED
 
Time: 11:22 a.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer