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Minutes of the regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Strathcona Regional District office located at #301 - 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, B.C.

A quorum having been confirmed, the Chair called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m. with the following directors in attendance:
     
Chair:J. AbramElectoral Area C (Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets)
Directors:N. AndersonElectoral Area B (Cortes Island)
 B. LeighElectoral Area D (Oyster Bay-Buttle Lake)
 G. WhalleyElectoral Area A (Kyuquot/Nootka-Sayward)


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 56/19

THAT the agenda for the March 13, 2019 regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee be adopted as presented.
   CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
 
Whalley/Anderson: EASC 57/19

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on February 13, 2019 be adopted. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
Port Neville - Licence of Occupation Agreement
 
Whalley/Anderson: EASC 58/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: EASC 59/19

THAT the Committee recommend that the offer for issuance of a Licence of Occupation (File No. 0131590) for the Port Neville Wharf be accepted; and

THAT the Chair and Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the Licence of Occupation on behalf of the Regional District.
   CARRIED
 
Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative
 
Whalley/Anderson: EASC 60/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 61/19

THAT the SRD not become a member of the Coastal Communities social procurement 'hub' with a maximum membership cost of up to $3,000 annually.
   DEFEATED Directors Abram and Anderson opposed
 
Northern Electoral Area D Water Rates Bylaw Amendment
 
Whalley/Anderson: EASC 62/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Anderson/Whalley: EASC 63/19

THAT the Committee recommend that Bylaw No. 324 be amended to reflect the adjusted rates for users of the Area D water system as outlined in the March 4, 2019 report from the Chief Administrative Officer.
   CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Request for Financial Assistance - Klahoose First Nation
 
Anderson/Whalley: EASC 64/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 65/19

THAT the matter be deferred until after the Supreme Court Case decision.
   
 
With consent of the Chair, Director Whalley was permitted to withdraw as seconder of the motion.
 
Leigh/Whalley: EASC 66/19

THAT the matter be deferred until the next meeting of the Committee.
   CARRIED Director Anderson opposed
 
Director Whalley left the meeting chambers.
 
Requests for Financial Assistance - Electoral Area C
 
Leigh/Anderson: EASC 67/19

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Leigh/Anderson: EASC 68/19

THAT the Committee recommend that the Board approve grants in aid to be paid from the Electoral Area C grant in aid budget as follows:
   
 
- $500 to the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society to assist with operating expenses;
 
- $4,000 to the Stuart Island Community Association to assist with administration expenses;
 
- $4,410 to the Quadra Children’s Centre to assist with insurance costs; and
 
- $1,500 to the Quadra Cat Rescue Society to assist with the costs associated with controlling the unwanted cat population on Quadra Island.
   CARRIED
 
Director Whalley returned to the meeting chambers.
 
 
 
DIRECTORS' REPORTS
 
Gas Tax Application - Linnaea Farm Society
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 69/19

THAT the March 4, 2019 report from Director Anderson regarding an application for gas tax funding from Linnaea Farm Society be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 70/19

THAT the matter be referred to staff to determine if the matter is appropriate and eligible for gas tax funding.
   CARRIED
 
 
 
 
TERMINATION
 
Whalley/Leigh: EASC 71/19

THAT the March 13, 2019 regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee be terminated.
   CARRIED
 
Time: 10:42 a.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer