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Thursday, November 24, 2022
Minutes of the meeting of the Comox Valley Regional District (Comox Strathcona Waste Management) Board of Directors held on November 24, 2022 in the Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 9:39 am.

 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Co-Chair:W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
 M. BakerVillage of Sayward
Directors:R. MawhinneyDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets ( Area C)
 K. DahlCity of Campbell River
 M. VoneschCortes Island (Area B)
 D. ArbourBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A)
 B. LanyonCity of Campbell River
 S. SinnottCity of Campbell River
 E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area C)
 J. RiceOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Area D)
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 W. MorinCity of Courtenay
 M. McCollumCity of Courtenay
 G. WhalleyKyuquot – Nootka/Sayward (Area A)
 K. GrantTown of Comox
 D. ChapmanCity of Campbell River
 J. KerrTown of Comox
Alt. Directors:B. WellsCity of Courtenay
 R. NicholLazo North (Area 'B')
 S. SullivanVillage of Cumberland
Staff:R. DysonChief Administrative Officer
 J. WarrenDeputy Chief Administrative Officer
 L. WiwcharukChief Financial Officer
 M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
 L. DennisManager of Legislative Services
 A. BaldwinLegislative Services Assistant
 
Absent:
Directors:J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 M. LottVillage of Gold River
 
   
RECOGNITION OF TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES
The Chair acknowledged that the meeting was being hosted on the unceded traditional territory of theK’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of the land.
 
 
CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
COMOX STRATHCONA WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD CO-CHAIRS
 
 
B. Wells/D. Arbour: THAT the report dated November 17, 2022 regarding establishing the practice of alternating co-chairs for the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board be received. [Item
 Carried
 
J. Warren, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, provided an overview of the report regarding establishing the practice of alternating co-chairs for the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board.
 
 
B. Wells/D. Arbour: THAT the Chair or Vice-Chair of the Comox Valley Regional District and the Chair or Vice-Chair of the Strathcona Regional District serve as Co-Chairs of the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board with the role of presiding member at each meeting alternating between them;

AND FURTHER THAT Vice-Chair Cole-Hamilton be appointed as the presiding member for the November 24, 2022 regular meeting.
 Carried
 
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
 
 
B. Wells/D. Arbour: THAT the agenda be approved as presented.
208Carried
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
D. Arbour/B. Wells: THAT the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board minutes dated September 1, 2022 be adopted. [Item
208Carried
 
REPORTS:
CSWM SERVICE HISTORY AND OVERVIEW
 
 
D. Arbour/B. Wells: THAT the report dated November 18, 2022 regarding an overview of the history, evolution and financial modelling of the CSWM service be received. [Item
209Carried
 
R. Dyson, Chief Administrative Officer, V. Schau, Senior Manager of CSWM Services, K. Douville, Manager of Financial Planning, and J. Warren, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, presented information regarding the history, evolution and financial modelling of the CSWM service. [Item
 
 
The board recessed at 11:08 am and reconvened at 11:20 am.
 
 
CSWM CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATES
 
 
D. Arbour/B. Wells: THAT the report dated November 18, 2022 regarding status updates for the Regional Organics Compost Project, Cell 2 Construction Project and Campbell River Landfill Closure Project be received. [Item
209Carried
 
C. Makinson, Manager of CSWM Capital Projects, presented information regarding status updates for the Regional Organics Compost Project, Cell 2 Construction Project and Campbell River Landfill Closure Project. [Item
 
 
CSWM MANAGEMENT REPORT
 
 
E. Grieve/B. Wells: THAT the management report dated November 2022 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
Director Grieve left the meeting at 11:46 am.
 
 
ADDENDUM - UPON APPROVAL OF THE BOARD:
D. Arbour/B. Wells: THAT the addendum be considered.
208Carried
 
CRWMC LANDFILL GAS BENEFICIAL END USE PROJECT UPDATE
 
 
B. Wells/M. McCollum: THAT the report dated November 23, 2022 regarding an update on progress made towards the exploration of landfill gas utilization at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre (the CRWMC Landfill), and a memorandum of understanding for biogas with WAGA ENERGY Canada Inc. (WAGA) be received. [Item
209Carried
 
S. Willie, Manager of Solid Waste Policy and Planning, provided an update on progress made towards the exploration of landfill gas utilization at the CRWMC Landfill), and a memorandum of understanding for biogas with WAGA.
 
 
TERMINATION:
B. Wells/D. Arbour: THAT the meeting terminate.
 Carried
 
Time: 11:58 am.
 
 
 Confirmed this _______ day of ______ 20___:



____________________________________
Will Cole-Hamilton
Co-Chair
 
Certified Correct:




____________________________________
Lisa Dennis
Manager of Legislative Services
 
Recorded By:




____________________________________
Antoinette Baldwin
Legislative Services Assistant
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