REGIONAL DISTRICT BOARD


Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Strathcona Regional District held on Wednesday, July 14, 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
 C. EvansCity of Campbell River
 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)
Alt. Director:K. DahlCity of Campbell River
 for C. Cornfield


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
The Chair advised that an item entitled "Remedial Action Requirement - 3749 Island Highway South" will be considered under the Business Arising section of the Agenda.
 
Director Colborne joined the meeting.
Director Davis joined the meeting.
Director Jules joined the meeting.
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 658/21

THAT the agenda for the July 14, 2021 regular meeting of the Board be adopted as amended.
 CARRIED
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS
Children's Health Foundation
 
The Chair welcomed Veronica Carroll, CEO of the Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, who provided an update on the Home Away From Home project.
 
Director Adams joined the meeting.
 
The Chair thanked Ms. Carroll for her presentation.
 
Leigh/Moglove: SRD 659/21

THAT the presentation be received.
 CARRIED
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Whalley/Baker: SRD 660/21

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the Regional Board held on June 30, 2021 be adopted.
 CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Remedial Action Update - 3749 Island Highway South
 
The Senior Manager, Community Services provided a verbal update on the remedial action for 3749 Island Highway South.
 
Troy DeSouza, legal counsel for the Strathcona Regional District, provided a verbal update on the legal proceedings for 3749 Island Highway South.
 
Evans/Moglove: SRD 661/21

THAT the verbal reports be received.
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
First Nations Relations Committee
 
Moglove/Evans: SRD 662/21

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on June 30, 2021 be received.
 CARRIED
 
Municipal Services Committee
 
Evans/Davis: SRD 663/21

THAT the draft minutes of the regular meeting of the Municipal Services Committee held on June 30, 2021 be received.
 CARRIED
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
Comox Valley Regional District Development Proposal Referral (RZ 2C 20 - Saratoga Speedway)
 
Leigh/Whalley: SRD 664/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
RECESS
The Chair recessed the meeting at 1:32 p.m.
 
RECONVENE
The meeting reconvened at 1:38 p.m. with all members present.
 
Comox Valley Regional District Development Proposal Referral (RZ 2C 20 - Saratoga Speedway) (con't)
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 665/21

THAT the Strathcona Regional District advise the CVRD Board that it does have concerns with the proposed Comprehensive Development Zone at Saratoga Speedway concerning water.

There is limited water supply in the Oyster River area for summertime activities that draw down our water supplies to critical levels. We are concerned that 168 RV units included in this Comprehensive Development Zone will further exacerbate the already stressed community water supply system and the Oyster River needs to have water flows sufficient for the aquatic habitat.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 666/21

THAT the Strathcona Regional District advise the CVRD Board that it does have concerns with the proposed Comprehensive Development Zone at Saratoga Speedway concerning noise abatement.

There needs to be noise mitigation on the North side of the Speedway so that Oyster River residents and Park users in Area D are not unduly disturbed by noise when the Speedway is in operation.
 CARRIED Directors Baker, Dahl, Kerr, and Moglove opposed
 
Forestry Challenges - Vancouver Island
 
Whalley/Adams: SRD 667/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Davis/Evans: SRD 668/21

THAT a letter be sent to the Minister of Forests encouraging the Ministry to become more involved in research and distribution of science-based information.
 CARRIED
 
Shared Transportation Service
 
Whalley/Moglove: SRD 669/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Davis/Moglove: SRD 670/21

THAT a further report on the possibility of a transportation service to connect residents and communities on the west coast with Campbell River be prepared for the Board’s consideration; and

THAT staff include in their report all previously relevant SRD strategic and board direction and Health Network work on regional transportation matters that includes Mount Waddington Regional District.
 CARRIED Directors Abram and Leigh opposed
 
First Nations Relations Committee - Terms of Reference
 
Whalley/Moglove: SRD 671/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 672/21

THAT the appointment of an electoral area director be made a requirement for the First Nations Relations Committee.
 CARRIED
 
Whalley/Leigh: SRD 673/21

THAT Director Abram be appointed the Electoral Area Representative on that Committee.
 CARRIED
 
First Nations Territorial Acknowledgements
 
Moglove/Whalley: SRD 674/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Evans/Adams: SRD 675/21

THAT a policy to guide the use of First Nations territorial acknowledgements at meetings and other official Regional District events be prepared for the Board's consideration.
 CARRIED
 
BYLAWS
Bylaws No. 432 and 433 - OCP/Rezoning (CP 1C 21/RZ 2C 21 - Quadra Links)
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 676/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 677/21

THAT Bylaw No. 432, being bylaw to amend the Quadra Island Official Community Plan, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 678/21

THAT Bylaw No. 432 be given second reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Leigh: SRD 679/21

THAT Bylaw No. 433 being a bylaw to amend the zoning regulations applicable to Quadra Island, be now introduced and read a first time.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 680/21

THAT Bylaw No. 433 be given second reading.
 CARRIED
 
Abram/Whalley: SRD 681/21

THAT the agency referral list and First Nations consultation process as outlined in the May 3, 2021 report from the Chief Administrative Officer be approved, and

THAT a further report be prepared for the Board's consideration following the conclusion of the referral and consultation processes.
 CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Aquaculture Consultation
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 682/21

THAT the June 29, 2021 correspondence from Rachel Blaney, MP regarding the BC Aquaculture Consultations Interim Report be received.
 CARRIED
 
Leigh/Adams: SRD 683/21

THAT the SRD request that our Member of Parliament continue to press for fair consultation with our Regional District and our North Island communities on the issues of closure of aquaculture sites

AND THAT the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans be copied on our correspondence.
 CARRIED
 
 
 
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
Leigh/Adams: SRD 684/21

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received.
 CARRIED
 
Adams/Davis: SRD 685/21

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), (g), (i), (n), (o), and 90(2)(b) of the Community Charter.
 CARRIED
 
TERMINATION
Whalley/Adams: SRD 686/21

THAT the July 14, 2021 regular meeting of the Regional Board be terminated.
 
 
Time: 2:33 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer