REGIONAL DISTRICT BOARD


Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 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 12:31 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
 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)


          
 
FIRST NATIONS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The Chair acknowledged that we are located on the traditional territory of the Laichwiltach people.
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 373/22

THAT the agenda for May 11, 2022 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as presented.
 CARRIED
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS
Prevention of Human Trafficking
 
The Chair welcomed Cathy Peters, BC anti-human trafficking advocate who made a presentation regarding the prevention of human trafficking.
 
Baker/Evans: SRD 374/22

THAT letters be sent to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice regarding support for the prevention of human trafficking.
 CARRIED
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Evans/Leigh: SRD 375/22

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on April 27, 2022 be adopted.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
NOTICES OF MOTION
Meeting Schedule for First Nations Relations Committee
 
Moglove/Davis: SRD 376/22

THAT the start times for meetings of the First Nations Relations Committee and Municipal Services Committee be reversed.
 
 
Director Adams joined the meeting.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was ….
 CARRIED
 
CHAIR'S REPORT
First Nations Relationship and Governance Workshop
 
The Chair advised that he attended the First Nations Relationship and Governance workshop which was well organized, had great presenters and an amazing Master of Ceremonies. He extended congratulations to Tina McLean, First Nations Coordinator on a job well done.
 
Leigh/Evans: SRD 377/22

THAT the Chair's report be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
First Nations Relations Committee
 
Moglove/Davis: SRD 378/22

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on April 27, 2022 be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Mail Ballot Voting
 
Whalley/Adams: SRD 379/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 380/22

THAT a bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 327 be prepared for further consideration by the Board based on Option B in the April 22, 2022 report from the Chief Administrative Officer.
 DEFEATED Directors Abram, Anderson, Davis, Evans, Jules, Kerr and Moglove opposed
 
Upon request the Chair polled the Directors individually and confirmed the motion to be defeated.
 
Evans/Abram: SRD 381/22

THAT the Regional District's election bylaw be amended to offer universal mail ballot voting for any election, bi-election or assent voting conducted during an election.
 CARRIED Directos Adams, Baker, Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
Public Notice Requirements - Alternative Methods
 
Evans/Adams: SRD 382/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 
 
Director Evans declared a conflict of interest and recused herself stating that a family member is an employee of Black Press.
 
A vote was held on the motion and it was …
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 383/22

THAT the Regional District continue to use newspaper publication as the primary resource for public notices.
 DEFEATED Directors Adams, Baker, Davis, Moglove, Unger and Whalley opposed
 
Davis/Moglove: SRD 384/22

THAT a bylaw be prepared for the Board's consideration based on the Regional District's website being used as the primary source for public notification.
 CARRIED Directors Abram and Leigh opposed
 
Director Evans returned to the meeting.
 
Regional Governance and Reconciliation
 
Leigh/Abram: SRD 385/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Moglove/Adams: SRD 386/22

THAT the draft letter from Chair Unger to the Minister of Municipal Affairs regarding regional governance and reconciliation be approved.
 CARRIED
 
Evans/Adams: SRD 387/22

THAT invitations be extended to First Nations in the Regional District to participate as observers at Board meetings.
 CARRIED Directors Abram and Whalley opposed
 
2021 Financial Statements and Audit Findings Report
 
Leigh/Babchuk: SRD 388/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 389/22

THAT Cory Vanderhorst, CPA, CA, representing the audit firm of MNP LLP, be invited to make a presentation regarding the Audit Findings Report of the 2021 Financial Statements.
 
 
The Chair called the question on receipt of the report and it was …
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 390/22

THAT the Strathcona Regional District’s Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 be approved.
 CARRIED
 
Moglove/Evans: SRD 391/22

That staff bring back a report to the Board detailing the variances in the Director's remuneration.
 CARRIED
 
 
BYLAWS
Bylaws No. 94 and 95 - OCP/Rezoning (CP 3C 09/RZ 2C 09 - Schellinck)
 
Evans/Abram: SRD 392/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 393/22

THAT the matter be deferred to the June 15, 2022 Board meeting.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 457 - Oyster River Flood Protection Service
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 394/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 395/22

THAT the elector response form attached to the May 6, 2022 report from the Chief Administrative Officer be approved for the alternative approval process for Bylaw No. 457.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 396/22

THAT the total number of electors within the area affected by Bylaw No. 457 be fairly determined to be 797 for purposes of the alternative approval process.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 397/22

THAT the deadline for submission of elector responses in respect of the alternative approval process for Bylaw No. 457 be established as 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaw No. 458 - Quadra Island Rezoning (RZ 3C 21 - Turkstra)
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 398/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 399/22

THAT the report on the public hearing for Bylaw No. 458, together with all supporting documentation, be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 400/22

THAT Bylaw No. 458 be given third reading.
 CARRIED Director Leigh opposed
 
Anderson/Abram: SRD 401/22

THAT a Professional Biologist be engaged to give an independent opinion regarding the ecological viability of the proposal, and

THAT the report be brought back to the Board for consideration.
 DEFEATED Directors Leigh and Whalley opposed
 
Anderson/Whalley: SRD 402/22

THAT Bylaw No. 458, being Quadra Island Zoning Bylaw 1990, Amendment No.138, be now reconsidered, finally passed and adopted.
 DEFEATED Directors Abram, Anderson and Leigh opposed
 
Bylaw No. 460 - Last Mile Broadband Infrastructure
 
Whalley/Evans: SRD 403/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Adams: SRD 404/22

THAT Bylaw No. 460, being a bylaw to authorize amendments to capital financing agreements for broadband infrastructure, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 405/22

THAT the rules be suspended and Bylaw No. 460 be given second and third readings.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Anderson: SRD 406/22

THAT Bylaw No. 460 be returned for further consideration by the Board following the conclusion of the public notification process.
 CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 407/22

THAT the following items be received:
 
 
AVICC Resolutions for 2022
 
April 20, 2022 correspondence from the Union of BC Municipalities regarding 2022 AVICC Resolutions.
 
Quadra Links Development Proposal
 
April 28, 2022 correspondence from George Murdoch regarding the public hearing schedule for the Quadra Links development proposal.
 
Telus Communication Tower
 
April 22, 2022 correspondence from Telus regarding a proposed radiocommunications tower at Quinsam I.R. No. 12.
 
Disaster Financial Assistance
 
April 29, 2022 news release from the Province of BC regarding disaster financial assistance.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
ADDENDUM ITEMS
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 408/22

THAT the addendum item be considered.
 CARRIED
 
Bylaws No. 446 and 447 - Public Hearing Update (Oyster Bay Lands)
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 409/22

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 410/22

THAT the Ocean Grove Elementary School gymnasium located in Electoral Area D be confirmed as the venue for the public hearing on Bylaws No. 446 and 447.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 411/22

THAT Director Unger be appointed to replace Director Whalley as Vice Chair for the public hearing on Bylaws No. 446 and 447.
 CARRIED
 
 
TERMINATION
Whalley/Adams: SRD 412/22

THAT the May 11, 2022 regular 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