COMOX VALLEY WATER COMMITTEE

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Minutes of the meeting of the Comox Valley Water Committee held on February 23, 2021 in the Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 3:00 pm.
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:W. MorinCity of Courtenay
Vice-Chair:E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area C)
Members:D. ArbourBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A)
 W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
 M. McCollumCity of Courtenay
 K. GrantTown of Comox
 A. HamirLazo North (Area B)
 D. HillianCity of Courtenay
 M. SwiftTown of Comox
Non-voting Members:R. DysonChief Administrative Officer
 M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
Staff:J. WarrenDeputy Chief Administrative Officer
 M. FoortChief Financial Officer
 J. MartensGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 L. DennisManager of Legislative Services
 A. BaldwinLegislative Services Assistant
 
   
ATTENDANCE:
With the exception of Directors Hillian, Grieve and Grant, all commission members attended by electronic means.

Also in attendance at the meeting was K. Douville, CVRD.
 
 
ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR:
James Warren, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, opened the floor to nominations for the position of chair of the Comox Valley Water Committee. At the close of nominations, Directors Grant and Morin were nominated. Voting took place by secret electronic ballot. After the ballot counting by James Warren and Jake Martens, it was announced that Director Morin was elected chair of the Comox Valley Water Committee.
 
 
James Warren, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, opened the floor to nominations for the position of vice-chair of the Comox Valley Water Committee. At the close of nominations, Directors Grant and Grieve were nominated. Director Grant declined the nomination and as such, Director Grieve was declared vice-chair by acclamation.
 
 
A. Hamir/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT the ballots be destroyed.
 Carried
 
Chair Morin assumed the role of presiding member at 3:09 pm.
 
 
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:
D. Arbour/W. Morin: THAT the Comox Valley Water Committee management report dated February 2021 be received. [Item
 Carried
 
PUBLIC INPUT - 2021-2025 FINANCIAL PLAN
R. Dyson, Chief Administrative Officer, provided a summary of the public input process for the 2021-2025 proposed financial plan.

Members of the public may submit comments, questions, or feedback on the 2021-2025 proposed financial plan here: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/budgetinquiries
 
 
REPORTS:
2021 COMOX VALLEY WATER COMMITTEE VOTING STRUCTURE
 
 
E. Grieve/W. Morin: THAT the report dated February 18, 2021 regarding the weighted vote assignment for the Comox Valley Water Committee, be received. [Item
 Carried
 
PUNTLEDGE RIVER WATER MAIN - LEAK REPAIR
 
 
D. Arbour/M. McCollum: THAT the report dated February 19, 2021 regarding plans to repair a new leak from the Puntledge River water transmission main crossing within the Comox Valley Water System be received. [Item
 Carried
 
K. La Rose, Senior Manager of Water/Wastewater Services, provided an overview of the report regarding plans to repair a new leak from the Puntledge River water transmission main crossing within the Comox Valley Water System.
 
 
2021-2025 FINANCIAL PLAN – COMOX VALLEY WATER SYSTEM – FUNCTION 300, 301, 302
 
 
D. Hillian/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT the report dated February 19, 2021 regarding the proposed 2021-2025 financial plan and work plan highlights for the Comox Valley Water Supply System, function 300, sub-function 301, implementation of the Comox Lake Watershed Protection Plan (WPP), and sub-function 302, Comox Valley Water Treatment Plant and raw water intake be received. [Item
 Carried
 
K. La Rose, Senior Manager of Water/ Wastewater Services, and M. Herschmiller, Manager of Water Services, presented information regarding the proposed 2021-2025 financial plan and work plan highlights for the Comox Valley Water Supply System, function 300, sub-function 301, implementation of the Comox Lake Watershed Protection Plan (WPP), and sub-function 302, Comox Valley Water Treatment Plant and raw water intake. [Item
 
 
E. Grieve/D. Hillian: THAT the proposed 2021 – 2025 financial plan for Comox Valley Water System service, functions 300, 301 and 302 be approved;

AND FURTHER THAT the recommended 2021 – 2025 financial plan for Comox Valley Water System service include a $250,000 capital project to repair and upgrade the Puntledge River water main crossing, funded by the capital works reserve.
 Carried
 
TERMINATION:
D. Hillian/E. Grieve: THAT the meeting terminate.
 Carried
 
Time: 3:58 pm.
 
 
 Confirmed by:



____________________________________
Wendy Morin
Chair
 
Certified Correct:




____________________________________
Lisa Dennis
Manager of Legislative Services
 
Recorded By:




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Antoinette Baldwin
Legislative Services Assistant

These minutes were received by the Comox Valley Regional District board on the _________ day of March, 2021.
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