SEWAGE COMMISSION

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Minutes of the meeting of the Comox Valley Sewage Commission held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in the Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 3:15 pm.
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:D. FrischCity of Courtenay
Vice-Chair:K. GrantTown of Comox
Members:M. SwiftTown of Comox
 D. GuerardCFB Comox
 R. ArnottTown of Comox
 W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
 W. MorinCity of Courtenay
Staff:M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
 J. WarrenGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 J. MartensManager of Legislative Services
 
   
ATTENDANCE:
All commission 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.
 
 
MANAGEMENT REPORT:
M. Swift/W. Morin: THAT the Comox Valley Sewage Commission management report dated April 2020 be received. [Item
 Carried
 
REPORTS:
COMOX VALLEY SEWAGE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES
 
 
M. Swift/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT the minutes of the Comox Valley Sewage Management Advisory Committee meeting held March 26, 2020 be received. [Item
 Carried
 
HOLDING TANK WASTE DISPOSAL USER RATE AND BYLAW 71 UPDATE
 
 
R. Arnott/W. Morin: THAT the report dated April 1, 2020 regarding a holding tank waste disposal rate and updated tipping rates for septage, be received. [Item
 Carried
 
K. La Rose, Senior Manager of Water/Wastewater Services, provided an overview of the staff report regarding a holding tank waste disposal rate and updated tipping rates for septage.
 
 
K. Grant/W. Morin: THAT Bylaw No. 71, being the “Comox Valley Sewerage Service Regulation, Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 71, 2010”, be amended to include rates for the disposal of wastewater from Comox Lake cabin holding tanks for the purpose of watershed protection.
 Carried
 
K. Grant/W. Morin: THAT Bylaw No. 71, being the “Comox Valley Sewerage Service Regulation, Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 71, 2010”, be amended to include updated septage tipping rates for 2020-2022.
 Carried
 
SCHEDULE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON COMOX VALLEY SEWERAGE SERVICE LIQUID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANNING PROCESS
 
 
K. Grant/R. Arnott: THAT the report dated April 1, 2020 providing an update on the schedule impacts to the Comox Valley Sewerage System Liquid Waste Management Planning (LWMP) process in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, be received. [Item
 Carried
 
K. La Rose, Senior Manager of Water/Wastewater Services, provided an overview of the staff report regarding schedule impacts to the Comox Valley Sewerage System Liquid Waste Management Planning process in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 
 
K. Grant/W. Morin: THAT the Comox Valley Sewage Commission endorse the delay, and updated schedule for public consultation for the LWMP approved shortlist of conveyance options as provided in the April 1, 2020 staff report.
 Carried
 
TERMINATION:
K. Grant/W. Morin: THAT the meeting terminate.
 Carried
 
Time: 3:49 pm.
 
 
 Confirmed by:




____________________________________
David Frisch
Chair
 
Certified Correct and Recorded By:




____________________________________
Jake Martens
Manager of Legislative Services
 
These minutes were received by the Comox Valley Regional District board on the _________ day of _______, 20___.
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