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NOTICE OF MEETING
COMOX STRATHCONA WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD


Thursday, May 16, 2024
Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 9:30 am

Director Baker, as Chair of the Strathcona Regional District, will serve as the presiding member for this meeting.

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

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. RECOGNITION OF TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES:
B. CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
Recommendation:
 
THAT the agenda be approved as presented.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
C. IN-CAMERA MEETING:
D. ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board minutes dated March 7, 2024 for adoption. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
E. BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:
F. PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS:
G. REPORTS:
1) COMMUNITY EDUCATION, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OUTREACH WITHIN COMOX STRATHCONA WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE
 
Report dated May 9, 2024 regarding the exploration of expanded communication, community education and outreach initiatives within the Comox Strathcona Waste Management service under consideration as part of the Solid Waste Management Plan renewal for receipt. [Item
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2) REPAIR CAFÉ SUPPORT
 
Report dated May 9, 2024 regarding support for repair cafés in the Comox Strathcona Waste Management service as part of the Solid Waste Management Plan renewal process for receipt. [Item
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3) REGIONAL SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
 
Report dated May 9, 2024 regarding an update on the Regional Solid Waste Advisory Committee elected official representatives for the Solid Waste Management Plan renewal for receipt. [Item
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Recommendation:
 
THAT to ensure sound representation from the Comox Strathcona Waste Management service area, the Strathcona Regional District and Comox Valley Regional District Vice-Chairs be named as alternates to the respective regional district Co-Chairs for the purposes of Co Chairing Regional Solid Waste Advisory Committee meetings;

AND FURTHER THAT the Terms of Reference for the RSWAC be revised to reflect the allowance for an alternate, and the structure of alternating meeting Chairs.
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4) 2024 UBCM RESOLUTION: SUSTAINABLE FUNDING FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPLIANCE
 
Report dated May 9, 2024 regarding a proposed Union of BC Municipalities resolution to address current reliance on property taxes amidst increasing pressures to meet provincial and federal environmental standards by advocating for alternative funding models and improved funding application processes for receipt. [Item
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Recommendation:
 
THAT the following resolution to be submitted to the Union of BC Municipalities for the 2024 Convention:

Sustainable Funding for Solid Waste Management Compliance:

WHEREAS increasing environmental standards for solid waste management are placing considerable financial strain on local governments and their taxpayers;

AND WHEREAS the provincial government should consider the financial implications of such regulatory changes on local governments and provide corresponding and accessible opportunities for local governments to receive financial support;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT UBCM advocate to the Province of British Columbia for the establishment of an annual funding model to assist local governments in adequately preparing for and responding to new provincial environmental standards for solid waste management.
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5) ASBESTOS DISPOSAL UPDATE
 
Report dated May 9, 2024 regarding the disposal options for asbestos and asbestos-containing material in the Comox Strathcona Waste Management service area for receipt. [Item
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Recommendation:
 
THAT the Board advocate to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for the expedited review of Northwin Landfill’s Hazardous Waste Registration Site number application, enabling the prompt reinstatement of in-region asbestos-containing material disposal options, to safeguard environmental and public health concerns.
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6) CAMPBELL RIVER LANDFILL CLOSURE PROJECT UPDATE
 
Report dated May 9, 2024 regarding an update of the Campbell River Landfill Closure Project for receipt. [Item
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7) CSWM RESOLUTIONS STATUS REPORT
 
CSWM resolutions status report dated May 2024 for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
H. BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS:
I. NEW BUSINESS:
J. ADDENDUM - UPON APPROVAL OF THE BOARD:
Recommendation:
 
THAT the addendum be considered.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
1) WEST COAST REGION COMMUNITY TO COMMUNITY MEETING PROPOSAL
 
Report dated May 15, 2024 regarding a proposal to hold a meeting in Ehatis together with a Community to Community (C2C) event with the Ehattesaht/Chinehkint First Nations, Nuchatlaht First Nation, Ka:'yu:'kt'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations (KCFN), Strathcona Regional District (SRD) and the Village of Zeballos for receipt. [Item
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Recommendation:
 
That the Board approve the Community to Community meeting as described in the staff report dated May 15, 2024, and pass the following resolution to fulfill the requirements of the C2C application:

THAT the Board support the proposed Regional Community to Community event in Ehatis between Comox Strathcona Waste Management and Ehattesaht/Chinehkint First Nations, Nuchatlaht First Nation, Ka:'yu:'kt'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations (KCFN), Strathcona Regional District and the Village of Zeballos, and authorize Comox Strathcona Waste Management staff to provide overall grant management of the approved Community to Community program funds.
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K. MEDIA QUESTIONS:
L. TERMINATION:
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