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COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT BOARD

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Minutes of the meeting of the Comox Valley Regional District Board of Directors held on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 in the Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 2:01 pm.
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:J. KetlerVillage of Cumberland
Vice-Chair:W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
Directors:D. ArbourBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A)
 K. GrantTown of Comox
 E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area C)
 D. HillianCity of Courtenay
 M. McCollumCity of Courtenay
 W. MorinCity of Courtenay
 J. KerrTown of Comox
Alt. Director:R. NicholLazo North (Area 'B')
Staff:J. WarrenActing Chief Administrative Officer
 L. WiwcharukChief Financial Officer
 D. DeMarzoGeneral Manager of Community Services
 J. MartensGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
 A. MullalyGeneral Manager of Planning and Development
 L. DennisManager of Legislative Services
 
   
ATTENDANCE:
Director Morin was not in attendance when the meeting was called to order.
 
 
IN-CAMERA MEETING:
D. Arbour/D. Hillian: THAT the Board adjourn to an in-camera session pursuant to the following sub-sections of section 90 of the Community Charter:

90(1)(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the regional district or another position appointed by the regional district;
90(1)(c) labour relations or employee negotiations; and
90(1)(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
208Carried
 
RISE AND REPORT:
The Board rose from its in-camera session at 4:01 pm. The open meeting resumed at 4:05 pm.
 
 
Director Morin was in attendance when the open session resumed.
 
 
RECOGNITION OF TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES:
The Chair acknowledged that the meeting was being held on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation and read the following Call to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action report:

Call to Action 34 - Justice:

We call upon the governments of Canada, the provinces, and territories to undertake reforms to the criminal justice system to better address the needs of offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), including:
i. Providing increased community resources and powers for courts to ensure that FASD is properly diagnosed, and that appropriate community supports are in place for those with FASD.
ii. Enacting statutory exemptions from mandatory minimum sentences of imprisonment for offenders affected by FASD.
iii. Providing community, correctional, and parole resources to maximize the ability of people with FASD to live in the community.
iv. Adopting appropriate evaluation mechanisms to measure the effectiveness of such programs and ensure community safety.

 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
D. Hillian/J. Ketler: THAT the Comox Valley Regional District Board minutes dated October 17, 2023 be adopted. [Item
208Carried
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:
DELEGATION FOLLOW UP - KENTWOOD ROAD PROPERTY ACQUISITION
 
 
D. De Marzo, General Manager of Community Services, provided a verbal update on follow-up with the October 17, 2023 delegation from Dr. Royann Petrell and Rachel Denise Jannati, regarding acquisition of a 31-acre parcel of land on Kentwood Road .
 
 
D. Hillian/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT acquisition of a 31-acre parcel of land on Kentwood Road be referred to the Electoral Areas Services Committee.
208Carried
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS:
MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY
 
 
M. McCollum/J. Ketler: THAT the presentation from Peter Urbanc, Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Finance Authority of BC, regarding investment products and socially responsible investing be received. [Item
208Carried
 
REPORTS:
BLACK CREEK – OYSTER BAY SERVICES COMMITTEE – OCTOBER 16, 2023
 
 
E. Grieve/R. Nichol: THAT the Black Creek – Oyster Bay Services Committee minutes dated October 16, 2023 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
ELECTORAL AREAS SERVICES COMMITTEE – OCTOBER 16, 2023
 
 
M. McCollum/W. Morin: THAT the Electoral Areas Services Committee minutes dated October 16, 2023 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
E. Grieve/R. Nichol: THAT first, second and third readings of Bylaw No. 729 being “Comox Valley Regional District Parkland Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 238, 2012, Amendment No. 1” be rescinded;

AND FURTHER THAT amendments to Bylaw No. 238 being “Comox Valley Regional District Parkland Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 238, 2012”, as appended to the staff report dated October 10, 2023, be submitted to the board for consideration.
209Carried
 
E. Grieve/W. Morin: THAT the 2023-2027 financial plan for the Liquid Waste Management Planning Service, function 340, be amended to include in the 2023 budget year a transfer to operating from the future expenditure reserve in the amount of $40,000 to cover the anticipated legal fees required in support of the Sewer Extension South Project.
209Carried
 
COMOX VALLEY AGRICULTURAL PLAN UPDATE FINAL INTERIM REPORT AND NEXT STEPS
 
 
D. Hillian/R. Nichol: THAT the report dated October 13, 2023 regarding the final interim report for the Comox Valley Regional District Agricultural Plan be received. [Item
208 and 213Carried
 
L. Kilpatrick, Community Development and Resilience Manager, with Ione Smith, consultant, provided an overview of the report regarding the final interim report for the Comox Valley Regional District Agricultural Plan.
 
 
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE - OCTOBER 24, 2023
 
 
M. McCollum/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT the Committee of the Whole (Elected Officials Forum) minutes dated October 24, 2023 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
UBCM CONVENTION MEETINGS FOLLOW UP
 
 
D. Hillian/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT the report dated October 13, 2023 regarding a report back on various meetings held during the 2023 Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Convention be received. [Item
208Carried
 
C. Wile, Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, provided an overview of the report regarding various meetings held during the 2023 UBCM Convention.
 
 
BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS:
E. Grieve/D. Arbour: THAT Bylaw No. 796 being “Comox Valley Regional District Parkland Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 238, 2012, Amendment No. 1” be given first and second readings concurrently. [Item
209Carried
 
E. Grieve/D. Arbour: THAT Bylaw No. 796 being "Comox Valley Regional District Parkland Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 238, 2012, Amendment No. 1" be read a third time.
209Carried
 
D. Hillian/D. Arbour: THAT Bylaw No. 793 being "Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 244, 2013, Amendment No. 6" be adopted. [Item
209Carried
 
ADJOURN TO IN-CAMERA:
The Board resumed its in-camera session at 5:11 pm.
 
 
RISE AND REPORT;
The Board rose from its restricted in-camera session at 6:15 pm.
 
 
TERMINATION:
K. Grant/E. Grieve: THAT the meeting terminate.
208Carried
 
Time: 6:15 pm.
 
 
 Confirmed this _______ day of ______ 20___:




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Jesse Ketler
Chair
 
Certified Correct and Recorded By:




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Lisa Dennis
Manager of Legislative Services
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