REGIONAL DISTRICT BOARD


Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 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:
 
MINUTES
     
Chair:B. UngerVillage of Gold River
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 N. AndersonCortes Island (Electoral Area B)
 M. BakerVillage of Sayward
 J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 C. EvansCity of Campbell River
 K. JulesKa:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 B. LeighOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D)
 C. MogloveCity of Campbell River
 G. WhalleyKyuquot/Nootka-Sayward (Electoral Area A)


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Leigh/Evans: SRD 836/21

THAT the agenda for October 6, 2021 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 
 
Director Anderson reqeusted that an item of New Business entitled "Small Community Paramedic Initiative - Update" be added to the agenda.
 
Director Leigh requested that an item of New Business entitled "Vancouver Island Regional Library" be added to the agenda.
 
Whalley/Davis: SRD 837/21

THAT the motion as amended be adopted.
 CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Whalley/Baker: SRD 838/21

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on September 8, 2021 be adopted.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
UBCM Ministerial Meeting
 
The Chair provided a brief summary of the UBCM Ministerial meeting with the Honourable Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs. He advised that there were three topics on the agenda for discussion as follows:

- Recreate Project Funding Opportunities
- Universal Water Metering in Electoral Area D, and
- Rural and Northern Communities Grant - Surge Narrows Marine Infrastructure Redevelopment.
 
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
 
The Chair advised that the Regional District observed the National Day for Truth and Reconcilation.
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 839/21

THAT the Chair's verbal report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
Electoral Areas Services Committee
 
Whalley/Abram: SRD 840/21

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee held on September 8, 2021 be received.
 CARRIED
 
Strathcona Gardens Commission
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 841/21

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Strathcona Gardens Commission held on September 8, 2021 be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Agricultural Land Reserve Application (Shelter Point Farms Ltd.)
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 842/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 843/21

THAT agricultural land reserve application ALR 1D 21 (Shelter Point Farms Ltd.) be authorized to proceed to the Agricultural Land Commission for consideration of the proposed non-farm use for lands legally described as Lot C, District Lots 141 and 223, Comox District, Plan EPP15457 as indicated on the sketch attached to the staff report dated September 21, 2021.
 
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 844/21

THAT the motion be amended to include "and, THAT no recommendation be provided at this time."
 DEFEATED Directors Anderson, Baker, Colborne, Evans, Kerr, Moglove, Unger and Alternate Director Dahl opposed
 
Anderson/Kerr: SRD 845/21

THAT the motion be amended to include " and, THAT the application be recommended for approval.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
A vote was held on the motion as amended and it was Ö
 CARRIED
 
Salmon/White River Floodplain Modernization
 
Whalley/Abram: SRD 846/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
The Chair welcomed M. DeGagne from McElhanney Engineering who made a verbal presentation regarding the Salmon/White River Floodplain modernization project.
 
The Chair thanked Mr. DeGagne for his presentation.
 
Northwest Vancouver Island Tsunami Mapping Project - Phase 1 Update
 
Whalley/Colborne: SRD 847/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Community Resiliency Investment - Grant Opportunity
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 848/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Davis/Whalley: SRD 849/21

THAT an application to the 2022 Community Resiliency Investment grant program be submitted for FireSmart activities in the electoral areas as outlined in the September 3, 2021 report from the Chief Administrative Officer, and

THAT the Regional District commit to overall grant management if the application is successful.
 CARRIED
 
Cortes Island Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Study
 
Whalley/Anderson: SRD 850/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Moglove: SRD 851/21

That this report be referred to the Cortes Island Fire Fighting Association Board for a joint discussion between them, SRD staff and the Director for the area.
 CARRIED
 
Fire Services Review - Electoral Area D
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 852/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Moglove/Whalley: SRD 853/21

THAT discussions be initiated with the City of Campbell River to update the Electoral Area D fire protection agreement, and

THAT a further report be prepared to update the Board on the outcome of those discussions.
 CARRIED
 
COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant for Local Governments
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 854/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 855/21

THAT the remaining COVID-19 grant funds be allocated in accordance with the September 22, 2021 report from the Chief Administrative Officer.
 CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
Bylaws No. 94 and 95 - OCP and Zoning Bylaw Amendments (CP 3C 09 & RZ 2C 09 - Schellinck)
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 856/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 857/21

That staff schedule public hearing dates in January 2022 for the Schellinck OCP and Zoning amendment applications due to the current public health risks associated with Covid 19.
 
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 858/21

THAT the matter be deferred until the Public Hearing date in January 2022.
 CARRIED Director Anderson opposed
 
A vote was held on the pending motion and it was ..
 CARRIED Director Anderson opposed
 
Bylaw No. 385 - Zoning Bylaw Amendment (RZ 1C 20 - Wilson)
 
Whalley/Abram: SRD 859/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 860/21

THAT a public hearing to consider Bylaw No. 385 be scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 to be held virtually, and

THAT the holding of the public hearing be delegated to the directors representing Electoral Areas A, C and D with the directors for Electoral Area C and Electoral Area D designated as the Chair and Vice Chair respectively for the public hearing, and

THAT the public hearing be structured to allow electronic participation by directors and the public in accordance with current public health guidelines.
 CARRIED Director Anderson opposed
 
Bylaw No. 424 - Zoning Bylaw Amendment (RZ 1C 21 - Chan)
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 861/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 862/21

THAT a public hearing to consider Bylaw No. 424 be scheduled on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 immediately following the public hearing on Bylaw No. 385 to be held virtually, and

THAT the holding of the public hearing be delegated to the directors representing Electoral Areas A, C and D with the directors for Electoral Area C and Electoral Area D designated as the Chair and Vice Chair respectively for the public hearing, and

THAT the public hearing be structured to allow electronic participation by directors and the public in accordance with current public health guidelines.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 431 - Black Creek/Oyster Bay Water Meter Replacement
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 863/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 864/21

THAT Bylaw No. 431, being a bylaw to authorize entering into an agreement respecting the use of Community Works funds for the Black Creek/Oyster Bay community water system, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 865/21

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 431 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Kerr/Whalley: SRD 866/21

THAT Bylaw No. 431 be returned for consideration of adoption following written consent being received from the director for Electoral Area D.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaws No. 432 and 433 - OCP and Zoning Bylaw Amendments (CP 1C 21 and RZ 1C 21 - Quadra Links)
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 867/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 868/21

That staff schedule public hearing dates in January 2022 for the Quadra Links OCP and Zoning amendment applications due to the current public health risks associated with Covid 19
 CARRIED
 
Bylaws No. 434 & 435 - OCP and Zoning Bylaw Amendments (CP 1B 21/RZ 1B 21 - Treedom)
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 869/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 780/21

THAT Bylaw No. 434, being a bylaw to amend the Cortes Island official community plan, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 781/21

THAT Bylaw No. 434 be given second reading.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 782/21

THAT Bylaw No. 435, being a bylaw to amend the zoning regulations applicable to Cortes Island, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 783/21

THAT Bylaw No. 435 be given second reading.
 CARRIED
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 784/21

THAT a public hearing to consider Bylaws No. 434 and 435 be scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Mansonís Hall on Cortes Island, and

THAT the holding of the public hearing be delegated to the directors representing the electoral areas with the directors for Electoral Area B and Electoral Area A designated as the Chair and Vice Chair respectively for the public hearing, and

THAT the public hearing be structured to allow in-person or electronic participation by directors and the public in accordance with current public health guidelines.
 CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Leigh/Evans: SRD 785/21

THAT the following items of correspondence be received.
 
 
Rebuilding the Village of Lytton
 
- August 27, 2021 correspondence from the Mount Waddington Regional District regarding the rebuilding of Lytton.
 
Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign
 
- September 28, 2021 correspondence from Cathy Peters, BC anti-human trafficking educator regarding the 'Be Amazing' campaign.
 
Children's Health Foundation
 
- September 28, 2021 correspondence from the Children's Health Foundation regarding its 2020-2021 Annual Impact Report .
 
Campbell River Library Project
 
- September 28, 2021 news release from the Vancouver Island Regional Library regarding the new library for Campbell River.
 CARRIED
 
Vancouver Island Regional Library
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 786/21

THAT the September 27, 2021 correspondence and 2020 Annual Report from the Vancouver Island Regional Library be received.
 CARRIED
 
Regional Fire Protection Study
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 787/21

THAT the September 13, 2021 correspondence from the Quadra Island Fire Department regarding the Regional Fire Protection feasibility study be received.
 CARRIED Directors Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
Rebuilding the Village of Lytton
 
Davis/Colborne: SRD 788/21

THAT the August 27, 2021 correspondence from the Mount Waddington Regional District regarding the rebuilding of Lytton be received.
 CARRIED
 
Davis/Kerr: SRD 789/21

THAT a letter be sent to the Village of Lytton to determine relief needs.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
Small Community Paramedic Initiative Update
 
Director Anderson gave a verbal report regarding the meeting held between the MLA, representatives from VIHA, BCEHA, the Ministry of Health and SRD representatives to discuss the Small Community Paramedic Initiative.
 
Whalley/Davis: SRD 790/21

THAT the verbal report be received.
 CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS (Cont.)
Director Anderson recused herself and left the meeting.
 
Supreme Court Petition (Anderson Litigation) - Reasons for Judgement
 
Evans/Moglove: SRD 791/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 792/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Colborne: SRD 793/21

THAT a closed meeting be held immediately following termination of the public meeting to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(c), (e), (f), (g), (n), (o), and 90(2)(b) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
TERMINATION
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 794/21

THAT the October 6, 2021 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 CARRIED
 
Time: 3:01 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer