Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Minutes of the meeting of the Committee of the Whole held on October 12, 2021 in the Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 2:00 pm.
Chair:J. KetlerVillage of Cumberland
Vice-Chair:A. HamirLazo North (Area B)
Directors:D. ArbourBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A)
 W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
 D. HillianCity of Courtenay
 K. GrantTown of Comox
 E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area C)
 W. MorinCity of Courtenay
 M. SwiftTown of Comox
 M. McCollumCity of Courtenay
Staff:R. DysonChief Administrative Officer
 K. DouvilleActing Chief Financial Officer
 M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
 D. DeMarzoGeneral Manager of Community Services
 J. WarrenDeputy Chief Administrative Officer
 A. MullalyGeneral Manager of Planning and Development Services
 J. MartensGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 L. DennisManager of Legislative Services
With the exception of Chair Ketler and Director Grieve, all directors attended the meeting via electronic means.
The Chair acknowledged that the meeting was being held on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.
An Elected Officials Forum of Comox Valley jurisdictions was conducted regarding local watersheds and the state of water supply, highlighting the challenges and opportunities.
In addition to the verbal remarks the following presentations were provided:
M. Rutten, General Manager of Engineering Services presented an overview of watersheds and their functions.
Z. Norcoss Nu, Engineering Analyst, presented a profile of Comox Lake;
K. La Rose, Senior Manager of Water/Wastewater Services, presented a profile of Langley Lake and Oyster River.
D. Monteith, Manager of Liquid Waste Planning, presented a profile of the Tsolum River.
K. La Rose, Senior Manager of Water/Wastewater Services, presented on the Comox Valley Regional District programs, activities and partnerships - Municipal Natural Assets Initiative, water conservation, watershed protection and advocacy.
T. Ennis, Comox Valley Land Trust, presented on the Comox Valley Conservation Partnership.
J. Pisani, Drinking Water & Watershed Protection Program Coordinator, Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), presented an overview of the RDN's Drinking Water and Watershed Protection service.
K. Miller, Manager of Enviornmental Services, Cowichan Valley Regional District, presented an overview of Cowichan Valley Regional District Drinking Water and Watershed Protection service.
The meeting recessed at 3:02 pm and reconvened at 3:10 pm.
Chair Ketler provided closing remarks and terminated the meeting at 4:34 pm.
 Confirmed by:

Jesse Ketler
Certified Correct and Recorded by:

Jake Martens
General Manager of Corporate Services

These minutes were received by the Comox Valley Regional District board on the _________ day of _______, 20___.
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