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NOTICE OF MEETING
COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT BOARD


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Civic Room of the regional district offices, 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 3:00 pm. The meeting will immediately adjourn to an in-camera session and the open meeting will resume at 4:00 pm.

The chair of the board will preside over the meeting according to the CVRD procedure bylaw. This meeting may include participation by members of the board via electronic communication.

NOTE: Director Rice, Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay - Buttle Lake), may attend a portion of this meeting to consider items F.1, G.4 and G.9 as these matters relate to the Black Creek - Oyster Bay services. The board may vary the agenda to consider these matters.

This meeting is not meant for general public input. If members of the public wish to speak at a meeting, they should contact the CVRD Legislative Services Department to request to appear as a delegation. Live webcasts and recordings are available at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/minutes-agendas

The in-camera session of the board meeting will commence immediately following the open session.

In the event of an emergency the public gathering place is the parking lot outside the Civic Room.
 
 
AGENDA
 
    Section Who Votes How Vote Counted
   
A. IN-CAMERA MEETING:
Recommendation:
 
THAT the board adjourn to an in-camera session pursuant to the following sub-sections of section 90 of the Community Charter:

90(1)(c) Labour relations or employee negotiations;
90(1)(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the committee/board considers that disclosure might reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;
90(1)(i) The receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose; and,
90(1)(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a regional district service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the committee/board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the regional district if they were held in public.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
B. RECOGNITION OF TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES:
The presiding member will provide the territory acknowledgment and read the following Call to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action report.

Call to Action 21 - Health:

We call upon the federal government to provide sustainable funding for existing and new Aboriginal healing centres to address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual harms caused by residential schools, and to ensure that the funding of healing centres in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories is a priority.
 
C. ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
Comox Valley Regional District Board minutes dated February 28, 2023 for adoption.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Comox Valley Regional District Board minutes dated March 7, 2023 for adoption.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
D. BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:
1) CORRECTION TO FEBRUARY 13, 2023 ELECTORAL AREAS SERVICES COMMITTEE MINUTES
 
NOTE: Staff have identified an error in the allocation to the Alberni Project Society that requires correction.
 
CAO Recommendation:
 
THAT the minutes of the Electoral Areas Services Committee dated February 13, 2023 be amended to reflect the correct allocation of $2,500 to the Alberni Project Society as part of the proposed 2023–2027 financial plan for the Electoral Areas Arts and Culture Grant Service, function 615;

AND FURTHER THAT the minutes be received as amended.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
E. PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS:
1) MOSAIC FOREST MANAGEMENT
 
Molly Hudson, Director Sustainability, David Beleznay, Manager Hydrology and Terrain, Colin Koszman, Land Use Forester, Mosaic Forest Management, to present an update regarding initiatives and activities around the Comox Valley.
 
2) DAWN TO DAWN ACTION ON HOMELESSNESS SOCIETY
 
Lee Everson, Project Manager, and Grant Schilling, to present information regarding Gukwas sa Wagalus - Rainbow House, which will provide peer-supported, transitional home for 2SLGBTQQIA+ youth that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the Comox Valley.
 
3) PROVINCIAL REFERRAL FOR A WATER LICENCE AMENDMENT OF GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION AT 2400 AND 2410 SACKVILLE ROAD
 
Bruce Gibbons, Merville Water Guardians, and Arzeena Hamir, to present information regarding water license amendment referral from the Ministry of Forests for proposed Home Occupation business at 2400/2410 Sackville Road and to request reconsideration of approval of Home Occupation use at ths property.
 
F. REPORTS:
Note: For access to full reports referenced in committee/commission minutes please visit: https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/minutes-agendas
 
1) BLACK CREEK – OYSTER BAY SERVICES COMMITTEE – MARCH 6, 2023
 
Black Creek – Oyster Bay Services Committee minutes dated March 6, 2023 for receipt.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Recommendation #1
 
THAT the proposed 2023-2027 operating financial plan and the 2023-2032 capital plan for the Black Creek – Oyster Bay Water Local Service, function 313, be approved;

AND FURTHER THAT Bylaw No. 5, being “Black Creek/Oyster Bay Water Service Regulation, Fees, and Charges Bylaw” be amended to include a 10 per cent increase to water rates effective April 1, 2023, and another two per cent increase to user rates effective January 1, 2024;

AND FINALLY THAT an allocation of Electoral Area C (Puntledge-North) Community Works Funds in the amount of $300,000 be approved to support the completion in 2023 of the new production well for the Black Creek / Oyster Bay Water service and its connection to the water treatment facility.
209C, DWeighted
 
2) ELECTORAL AREAS SERVICES COMMITTEE – MARCH 6, 2023
 
Electoral Areas Services Committee minutes dated March 6, 2023 for receipt.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Recommendation #1
 
THAT the Comox Valley Regional District Board considers the on-site treatment, storage, transport, and sale of bulk water, not including water bottling, from 2400/2410 Sackville Road (PID 002-904-713) as a Home Occupation use in Bylaw No. 520, being the “Rural Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw, No. 520, 2019”;

AND FURTHER THAT the Comox Valley Regional District provide the referral comments on Provincial Referral (CVRD File: 20004026 C 22), attached to this report as (Appendix A), that onsite treatment, storage, transport, and sale of bulk water, not including water bottling, is permitted as a Home Occupation use, subject to Bylaw No. 520, being the “Rural Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw.No. 520, 2019”.
208 and 213A, B, C1 person/1 vote
 
3) COMOX VALLEY SEWAGE COMMISSION – MARCH 7, 2023
 
Sewage Commission minutes dated March 7, 2023 for receipt.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
4) COMOX VALLEY RECREATION COMMISSION - MARCH 2 & 7, 2023
 
Recreation Commission minutes dated March 2, 2023 for receipt.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Recreation Commission minutes dated March 7, 2023 for receipt.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
5) GOVERNMENT ADVOCACY STRATEGY
 
Report dated March 16, 2023 regarding preliminary actions to be taken for advocacy on the topics of Active Transportation, Climate Crisis Response and Housing as directed by the Board at the January 2023 interim Strategic Planning Session, as well as further topics recommended by staff for receipt.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Recommendation:
 
THAT the preliminary actions for advocacy be endorsed, including the addition of the Ministries of Forestry and Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, as described in Appendix A of the staff report dated March 16, 2023.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
6) 2023 CLEAN TRANSPORTATION ACTION PLAN
 
Report dated March 16, 2023 regarding the draft response to a stakeholder engagement process being conducted by the Province on the development of the provincial Clean Transportation Action Plan for receipt.
209AllWeighted
 
Recommendation:
 
THAT the Comox Valley Regional District response to the provincial Clean Transportation Action Plan stakeholder engagement process be submitted as included in Appendix A of this staff report dated March 16, 2023.
209AllWeighted
 
7) 2023-2027 FINANCIAL PLAN AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM
 
Report dated March 17, 2023 regarding the 2023-2027 financial plan and to recommend that the Comox Valley Regional District Board give three readings to Bylaw No. 760 being “Comox Valley Regional District 2023 to 2027 Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Program Bylaw No. 760” (Bylaw No. 760) for receipt.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Recommendation:
 
THAT the Comox Valley Regional District Board give first, second and third readings to Bylaw No. 760 being “Comox Valley Regional District 2023 to 2027 Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Program Bylaw No. 760”.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
G. BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS:
Amend at second reading
 
1) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 741 being "Rural Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 520, 2019, Amendment No. 12"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 741 being "Rural Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 520, 2019, Amendment No. 12" be amended at second reading to correct the mis-numbering of the bylaw.
208 and 213A, B, C1 person/1 vote
 
First, second and third reading
 
2) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 747 being "Comox Valley Regional District Information Access and Privacy Protection Bylaw No. 747, 2023"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 747 being “Comox Valley Regional District Information Access and Privacy Protection Bylaw No. 747, 2023” be given first and second readings concurrently.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
THAT Bylaw No. 747 being "Comox Valley Regional District Information Access and Privacy Protection Bylaw No. 747, 2023" be read a third time.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
3) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 760 being "Comox Valley Regional District 2023 to 2027 Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Program Bylaw No. 760"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 760 being “Comox Valley Regional District 2023 to 2027 Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Program Bylaw No. 760” be given first and second readings concurrently.
210AllWeighted
 
THAT Bylaw No. 760 being "Comox Valley Regional District 2023 to 2027 Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Program Bylaw No. 760" be read a third time.
210AllWeighted
 
Adoption
 
4) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 748 being "Black Creek-Oyster Bay Water Local Service Area Bylaw 1993, Amendment No. 18"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 748 being "Black Creek-Oyster Bay Water Local Service Area Bylaw 1993, Amendment No. 18" be adopted.
209C, DWeighted
 
5) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 755 being "Comox Valley Water Systems Regulation Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 2866, 2006, Amendment No. 13"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 755 being "Comox Valley Water Systems Regulation Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 2866, 2006, Amendment No. 13" be adopted.
209A, B, CWeighted
 
6) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 756 being "Union Bay Water Tolls and Other Charges Bylaw 278, 2020, Amendment No. 6"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 756 being "Union Bay Water Tolls and Other Charges Bylaw 278, 2020, Amendment No. 6" be adopted.
207All1 person/1 vote
 
7) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 757 being "Royston Water Service Regulation, Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2010, Amendment No. 4"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 757 being "Royston Water Service Regulation, Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2010, Amendment No. 4" be adopted.
207All1 person/1 vote
 
8) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 758 being "Comox Valley Water Local Service Area Parcel Tax Bylaw 2001, Amendment No. 2"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 758 being "Comox Valley Water Local Service Area Parcel Tax Bylaw 2001, Amendment No. 2" be adopted.
209A, B, CWeighted
 
9) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 759 being "Black Creek- Oyster Bay Water Service Regulation, Fees and Charges Bylaw 2008, Amendment No. 11"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 759 being “Black Creek- Oyster Bay Water Service Regulation, Fees and Charges Bylaw 2008, Amendment No. 11” be adopted.
209C, DWeighted
 
H. NEW BUSINESS:
I. ADDENDUM - UPON APPROVAL OF THE BOARD:
J. MEDIA QUESTIONS:
K. TERMINATION:
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