NOTICE OF MEETING
COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT BOARD


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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Civic Room of the regional district offices, 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 4:00 pm.

The chair of the board will preside over the meeting according to the CVRD procedure bylaw. This meeting may include participation by members of the board via electronic communication.

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. Live webcasts and recordings are available at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/minutes-agendas

The in-camera session of the board meeting will commence immediately following the open session.

In the event of an emergency the public gathering place is the parking lot outside the Civic Room.
 
 
AGENDA
 
    Section Who Votes How Vote Counted
   
A. RECOGNITION OF TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES:
The presiding member will provide the territory acknowledgment and read the following article from the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) available online at www.un.org:

Article 40: Indigenous peoples have the right to access to and prompt decision through just and fair procedures for the resolution of conflicts and disputes with States or other parties, as well as to effective remedies for all infringements of their individual and collective rights. Such a decision shall give due consideration to the customs, traditions, rules and legal systems of the indigenous peoples concerned and international human rights
 
B. IN-CAMERA MEETING:
THAT the board adjourn to an in-camera session pursuant to the following sub-section of section 90 of the Community Charter:

90(1)(a) Personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the regional district or another position appointed by the regional district;

90(1)(c) Labour relations or employee negotiations; and,

90(1)(e) The acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the committee/board considers that disclosure might reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;

AND FINALLY THAT the in-camera portion convene immediately following the open portion of the meeting.
208All1 person/1 vote
 
C. ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
Comox Valley Regional District Board minutes dated August 24, 2021 for adoption. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
D. BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:
E. PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS:
1) COMOX VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL
 
Evan Jolicouer and Dallas Stevenson, Comox Valley Arts Council, to present an arts, culture and heritage overview, and to respond to the report "Converge: Cultural Tourism and Marketing in the Comox Valley". [Item
 
"Converge: Cultural Tourism and Marketing in the Comox Valley" report is attached here for reference. [Item
 
F. REPORTS:
1) MINISTER AND MINISTRY MEETINGS HELD DURING UBCM CONVENTION
 
Report dated September 17, 2021 regarding an update on meetings held with various Comox Valley Regional District representatives during the UBCM Convention for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
2) COMOX VALLEY RECREATION COMMISSION - AUGUST 24, 2021
 
Recreation Commission minutes dated August 24, 2021 for receipt. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
3) COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL TRANSIT SERVICE EXPANSIONS
 
Report dated September 16, 2021 seeking direction on proposed transit improvements for receipt. [Item
209AllWeighted
 
Recommendation #1:
 
THAT a 500 hour custom transit expansion be approved for implementation in January 2023 in order to extend handyDART service into the evenings, at an estimated cost to Comox Valley Regional District of $14,885 annually.
209AllWeighted
 
Recommendation #2:
 
THAT the custom transit expansion priorities identified through the Transit Improvement Program for 2024 and 2025 align with the Comox Valley Transit Future Plan, and that Comox Valley Regional District will review and confirm these initiatives on an annual basis.
209AllWeighted
 
4) REGIONAL ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK PLAN
 
Report dated September 16, 2021 regarding the final Regional Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) and potential next steps to support ATNP implementation for receipt. [Item
208 and 212All1 person/1 vote
 
Recommendation:
 
THAT staff be authorized to pursue development of implementation agreements, in accordance with Part 5 of the Comox Valley Regional District Regional Growth Strategy, Bylaw No. 120, 2010, being the “Comox Valley Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 120, 2010”, with member municipalities, School District No. 71, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and K’ómoks First Nation, to scope design, approval requirements and costing for the pedestrian, cycling and multi-use priority projects identified within the Comox Valley Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) dated July 2021, attached to this staff report dated September 16, 2021 as Appendix A;

AND FURTHER THAT staff be authorized to pursue grant funding opportunities to fund implementation of the priority projects identified in the ATNP;

AND FINALLY THAT staff be authorized to work with community partners to identify opportunities to support development of an active transportation culture in the Comox Valley, such as cycling safety courses.
208 and 212All1 person/1 vote
 
5) COMMUNITY RESILIENCY INVESTMENT GRANT FUNDING 2022
 
Report dated September 16, 2021 regarding an update on the Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) grant program funding in 2021 and to seek board approval to apply for CRI program grant funding for 2022, in partnership with K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) for receipt. [Item
209A, B, CWeighted
 
Recommendation:
 
THAT staff be authorized to apply for the 2022 Community Resiliency Investment grant funding in partnership with the K’ómoks First Nation to undertake FireSmart activities in the electoral areas and on K’ómoks First Nation lands within the Comox Valley Regional District;

AND FURTHER THAT the Comox Valley Regional District commits to overall grant management if the application is successful through Comox Valley Emergency Program Electoral Areas Service, function 271.
209A, B, CWeighted
 
G. BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS:
First, second and third readings
 
1) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 678 being "Denman and Hornby Islands High-Speed Internet Capital Contribution Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 678"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 678 being “Denman and Hornby Islands High-Speed Internet Capital Contribution Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 678” be given first and second readings concurrently. [Item
210AllWeighted
 
THAT Bylaw No. 678 being "Denman and Hornby Islands High-Speed Internet Capital Contribution Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 678" be read a third time.
210AllWeighted
 
Adoption
 
2) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 676 being "Comox Valley Regional District Property Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 676, 2021" (Sunnydale Golf Society)
 
THAT Bylaw No. 676 being "Comox Valley Regional District Property Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 676, 2021" be adopted. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
NOTE: adoption of the above bylaw requires a two-thirds affirmative vote for approval.
 
3) RECOMMENDATION for Bylaw No. 677 being "Comox Valley Regional District Property Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 677, 2021"
 
THAT Bylaw No. 677 being "Comox Valley Regional District Property Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 677, 2021" be adopted. [Item
208All1 person/1 vote
 
NOTE: adoption of the above bylaw requires a two-thirds affirmative vote for approval.
 
H. NEW BUSINESS:
I. ADDENDUM - UPON APPROVAL OF THE BOARD:
J. MEDIA QUESTIONS:
K. TERMINATION:
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