NOTICE OF MEETING
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Boardroom, 550B Comox Road, Courtenay, BC commencing at 4:00 pm.

The purpose of this meeting is for committee members to consider the matters included on the agenda below. The chair of the committee will preside over the meeting according to the CVRD procedure bylaw. 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.

In the event of an emergency the public gathering place is the parking lot outside the boardroom.
 
 
AGENDA
 
    Section Who Votes How Vote Counted
   
A. RECOGNITION OF TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES:
B. DELEGATIONS:
1) MOWI
 
Jeremy Dunn and Katherine Dolmage, Mowi (formerly Marine Harvest), to present information regarding the Mowi Blue Revolution, certification programs and future innovation coming to Mowi operations in British Columbia. [Item
 
2) DOGWOOD AND WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
 
Kelly Matthews, Dogwood, and Andrew Gage, West Coast Environmental Law, to present information regarding the Climate Accountability Letter campaign. [Item
 
C. MANAGEMENT REPORT:
Committee of the Whole management report dated April 2019 for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
D. REPORTS:
1) TRANSIT SYSTEM REVIEW
 
BC Transit to present an overview of the Comox Valley Transit System.
 
2) COASTAL COMMUNITIES SOCIAL PROCUREMENT INITIATIVE MEMBERSHIP
 
Report dated March 25, 2019 regarding background on the procurement function at the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and to provide information on the Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative (CCSPI) for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Recommendation:
 
THAT the Comox Valley Regional District support the Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative and join as a member for two years for a cost of $2,448 per year, to be funded by the electoral area administration service;

AND FURTHER THAT staff be authorized to select and pilot social and sustainable procurement concepts in future procurements and report back to the board in the fall on the outcomes.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
3) COMOX VALLEY EMERGENCY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE
 
Comox Valley Emergency Program Administrative Committee minutes dated March 14, 2019 for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
4) 2019-2022 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES CHART
 
Report dated April 9, 2019 regarding the Strategic Priorities Chart, an outcome from the December 19, 2018 strategic planning session, for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
5) REVIEW OF EMERGENCY SHELTER AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING LAND ACQUISITION SERVICE
 
Report dated March 28, 2019 regarding information on the Emergency Shelter and Supportive Housing Land Acquisition Service, Function 450 for receipt. [Item
209AllWeighted
 
6) ADDRESSING AIR QUALITY IN THE COMOX VALLEY
 
Report dated April 4, 2019 regarding an update on the activities associated with addressing air quality in the Comox Valley, a board strategic priority, for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
7) WOODSTOVE EXCHANGE PROGRAM UPDATE
 
Report dated April 9, 2019 regarding an update on the Woodstove Exchange Program and related activities for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
E. NEW BUSINESS:
1) WOODSTOVE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
 
Correspondence dated January 23, 2019 from Director Grant regarding the woodstove exchange program for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
NOTE: This correspondence was deferred from the March 12, 2019 Electoral Areas Services Committee meeting.
 
Requested Action:
 
THAT the Comox Valley Regional District Woodstove Exchange Program be amended as follows:

- rebates for exchanging to a new certified wood stove be increased to $1,500 with a requirement for the recipient to attend an wood burning education session, rebates for exchanging to a new gas, propane or pellet stove be increased to $2,000 and rebates for exchanging to an electric air-source heat pump be increased to $3,500; and,
- That rebates only be available in the specific areas of concern to be determined in consultation with Island Health and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy based on previous mobile air quality monitoring.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
2) SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAG BAN
 
Correspondence dated March 15, 2019 from Director Hamir regarding the requests from the March 12, 2019 delegation of Helen Boyd and Meghan Leahy of the Comox Valley Nurses for Health and the Environment for board advocacy to ban single-use plastic bags in the Comox Valley and to ask the Province of British Columbia to support programs and measures aligned with this goal, for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Requested Action #1:
 
WHEREAS single use plastic bags are a major contributor to pollution;

AND WHEREAS it is in the best interest of the health and welfare of the residents of the Comox Valley to restrict the proliferation of single-use plastics;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Comox Valley Regional District Board encourages its member municipalities and all businesses within the region to restrict the use of single-use plastic bags.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Requested Action #2:
 
THAT the Comox Valley Regional District write to the Province of British Columbia to request province-wide business regulations to reduce single-use plastic bags and disposable plastic packaging.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Requested Action #3:
 
THAT the matter of restricting single-use plastic bags be referred to the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board for consideration of further action.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
3) COMOX VALLEY FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
 
Correspondence dated March 15, 2019 from Director Hamir regarding a request from the Lush Valley Food Action Society delegation on March 12, 2019 for support to establish a Comox Valley Food Policy Council for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Requested Action:
 
THAT the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Board support in principle the concept of a Comox Valley Food Policy Council (CVFPC);

AND FURTHER THAT the CVRD Board appoint Electoral Area Director _______________ (and Electoral Area Director __________ as the alternate) to the Comox Valley Food Policy Council with remuneration and expenses being paid, provided remuneration and/or expenses are not paid directly by the CVFPC;

AND FINALLY THAT the CVRD collaborate with the CVFPC in regards to its establishment with the terms of reference and other matters such as funding and in-kind support being brought back for board consideration.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
4) VANCOUVER ISLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY (VIRL) BOARD REMUNERATION
 
Correspondence dated April 2, 2019 from Director Arbour regarding remuneration for the 2019 appointees to the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) Board for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
Requested Action:
 
THAT the CVRD directors appointed to the Vancouver Island Regional Library Board for 2019 be paid remuneration for board meeting attendance in accordance with CVRD Bylaw No. 236 being “Comox Valley Regional District Remuneration and Expenses Bylaw 2012”.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
5) INNOVATE 2030 REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY ENGAGEMENT AND CONSULTATION OVERVIEW
 
Innovate 2030 Regional Economic Development Strategy Engagement and Consultation Overview dated March 2019 for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
F. ADDENDUM - UPON APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE:
G. MEDIA QUESTIONS:
H. IN-CAMERA:
Recommendation:
 
THAT the committee adjourn to an in-camera session pursuant to the following sub-section of section 90 of the Community Charter:

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
 
I. TERMINATION:
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