COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT BOARD

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Minutes of the meeting of the Comox Valley Regional District Board of Directors held on April 7, 2020 in the Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 4:00 pm.
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:J. KetlerVillage of Cumberland
Vice-Chair:A. HamirLazo North (Area B)
Directors:D. ArbourBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A)
 W. MorinCity of Courtenay
 E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area C)
 D. HillianCity of Courtenay
 D. FrischCity of Courtenay
 M. SwiftTown of Comox
 W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
 K. GrantTown of Comox
Staff:R. DysonChief Administrative Officer
 B. DunlopCorporate Financial Officer
 S. SmithGeneral Manager of Planning and Development Services
 M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
 J. WarrenGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 J. MartensManager of Legislative Services
 
   
ATTENDANCE:
With the exception of Chair Ketler, all board members participated in the meeting by electronic means.
 
 
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 article from the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) available online at: www.un.org/

Article 7: Indigenous individuals have the rights to life, physical and mental integrity, liberty and security of person. Indigenous peoples have the collective right to live in freedom, peace and security as distinct peoples and shall not be subjected to any act of genocide or any other act of violence, including forcibly removing children of the group to another group.
 
 
IN-CAMERA MEETING:
K. Grant/W. Morin: 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 other employee relations;
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;

AND FINALLY THAT the in-camera portion convene immediately following the open portion of the meeting.
208Carried
 
REPORTS:
ELECTORAL AREAS SERVICES COMMITTEE - MARCH 9, 2020
 
 
K. Grant/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT the Electoral Areas Services Committee minutes dated March 9, 2020 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
D. Arbour/A. Hamir: THAT the following recommendations be adopted by general consent:
 
 
"THAT the board deny Development Variance Permit DV 6B 19 (Graham) to decrease the minimum front yard setback from 7.5 metres to 3.19 metres and the front eaves setback to 2.28 metres, the side yard setback from 1.75 metres to 1.58 metres, and to increase the maximum height for an accessory building from 7.0 metres to 7.62 metres, for the purpose of adding a second storey to an accessory building on a property described as Lot 15, District Lot 216, Comox District, Plan 12215, PID 004-967-321 (1406 Wilkinson Road).
 
 
THAT the board give first and second reading to Bylaw No. 609, being the “Rural Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 520, 2019, Amendment No. 4” for property known as Lot A, Block 29, Comox District, Plan 9954, Except Parcel A (DD 41465W), PID 005-433-401 (8659 Island Highway), which rezones the entire property from Country Residential One (CR-1) to Industrial Light (IL);

AND FINALLY THAT pursuant to Section 464(1) of the Local Government Act (RSBC, 2015, c.1), the board schedule a public hearing for Bylaw No. 609, being the “Rural Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 520, 2019, Amendment No. 4” (RZ 1C 19, Zimmerman).
 
 
THAT the board approve the Development Permit DP 13A 19 (Strong Back Holdings Ltd.) on the property described as Lot A, District Lot 138, Comox District, Plan 35114, PID 000-324-451 (2750 Cumberland Road) for two modular buildings as identified on Schedules A and B of DP 13A 19;

FURTHER THAT the board approve Development Variance Permit DV 7A 19 (Strong Back Holdings Ltd.) on the property described as Lot A, District Lot 138, Comox District, Plan 35114, PID 000-324-451 (2750 Cumberland Road) to vary the following for the northern modular building as identified on Schedules A and B of DV 7A 19:

a. To reduce the minimum northwestern lot line (Slade Road) setback from 7.5 metres to 2.9 metres; and
b. To reduce the minimum northeastern lot line setback from 7.5 metres to 3.7 metres;

AND FINALLY THAT the Corporate Legislative Officer be authorized to execute the permits.
 
 
THAT the board give first and second reading to Bylaw No. 604, being the “Rural Comox Valley Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 337, 2014, Amendment No. 5”, which updates policies relating to cannabis cultivation, processing and sales;

AND FINALLY THAT pursuant to Section 464(1) of the Local Government Act (RSBC, 2015, c.1), the board schedule a public hearing for Bylaw No. 604, being the “Rural Comox Valley Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 337, 2014, Amendment No. 5” (CP 1CV 19).
 
 
THAT the board repeal Bylaw No. 2782, being “Floodplain Management Bylaw, 2005”;

AND FINALLY THAT the board give first, second and third reading of Bylaw No. 600, being the “Floodplain Management Bylaw No. 600, 2020”."
208 and 213Carried
 
GRANT-IN-AID FUNDING
 
 
D. Hillian/D. Frisch: THAT the directors report dated April 6, 2020 concerning the distribution of grant-in-aid funding from the electoral areas be received. [Item
208Carried
 
D. Hillian/A. Hamir: THAT the grants-in-aid, payable from the respective electoral areas as outlined in the report dated April 6, 2020, be approved and paid as soon as possible.
208Carried
 
CVRD CORPORATE PLAN
 
 
E. Grieve/K. Grant: THAT the 2020 Comox Valley Regional District Corporate Plan be received. [Item
208Carried
 
James Warren, General Manager of Corporate Service, presented an overview of the 2020 Comox Valley Regional District Corporate Plan. [Item
 
 
BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS:
D. Frisch/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT Bylaw No. 604, being “Rural Comox Valley Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 337, 2014, Amendment No. 5” be given first and second readings concurrently. [Item
208 and 213Carried
 
D. Frisch/D. Arbour: THAT Bylaw No. 609 being “Rural Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 520, 2019, Amendment No. 4” be given first and second readings concurrently. [Item
208 and 213Carried
 
E. Grieve/A. Hamir: THAT Bylaw No. 600 being “Floodplain Management Bylaw No. 600, 2020” be given first and second readings concurrently. [Item
208 and 213Carried
 
K. Grant/A. Hamir: THAT Bylaw No. 600 being “Floodplain Management Bylaw No. 600, 2020” be read a third time.
208 and 213Carried
 
D. Hillian/K. Grant: THAT Bylaw No. 591 being “Comox Valley Sewerage Service Regulation, Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 71, 2010, Amendment No. 2” be given first and second readings concurrently. [Item
209Carried
 
K. Grant/D. Hillian: THAT Bylaw No. 591 being “Comox Valley Sewerage Service Regulation, Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 71, 2010, Amendment No. 2” be read a third time.
209Carried
 
A. Hamir/W. Morin: THAT Bylaw No. 568 being "Rural Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 520, 2019, Amendment No. 2" be finally adopted. [Item
208 and 213Carried
 
ADJOURN TO IN-CAMERA:
The board adjourned to its in-camera session at 4:17 pm.
 
 
RISE AND REPORT:
The board rose from its restricted in-camera session at 5:50 pm.
 
 
TERMINATION:
E. Grieve/K. Grant: THAT the meeting terminate.
208Carried
 
Time: 5:51 pm.
 
 
 Confirmed this 28th day of April, 2020:


____________________________________
Jesse Ketler
Chair
 
Certified Correct and Recorded By:

____________________________________
Jake Martens
Manager of Legislative Services
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