COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Minutes of the meeting of the committee of the whole held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in the boardroom of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 550B Comox Road, Courtenay, B.C. commencing at 4:00 pm.
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:B. JolliffeBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area 'A')
Vice-Chair:B. WellsCity of Courtenay
Directors:E. ErikssonCity of Courtenay
 K. GrantTown of Comox
 E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area 'C')
 L. JangulaCity of Courtenay
 R. NicholLazo North (Area 'B')
 B. PriceTown of Comox
 G. SprouleVillage of Cumberland
 M. TheosCity of Courtenay
Staff:R. DysonChief Administrative Officer
 B. DunlopCorporate Financial Officer
 K. KenneyDeputy Corporate Legislative Officer
 A. MacDonaldGeneral Manager of Planning and Development Services
 M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
 I. SmithGeneral Manager of Community Services
 B. PearsonActing General Manager of Corporate Services
 L. DennisLegislative Services Assistant
 
   
REPORTS:
SERVICE CHANGES FOR THE COMOX VALLEY TRANSIT SYSTEM
 
 
Director Jangula left the meeting at 4:20 pm.
 
 
K. Grant/M. Theos: THAT the following items be received:
 
 
• Report dated July 4, 2017 regarding service changes for the Comox Valley transit system. [Item
 
 

• Presentation from Levi Megenbir and Myrna Moore from BC Transit regarding service changes for the Comox Valley transit system. [Item
208Carried
 
E. Grieve/G. Sproule: THAT the conventional transit service be expanded by 4,000 hours per year, as described as option B1 in the BC Transit service discussion document, to be implemented in September 2018;

AND FURTHER THAT the conventional transit service routes that travel to the new Comox Valley hospital remain on Lerwick Road rather than routing through the hospital parking lot.
209CarriedNAY: K. Grant
 
Director Jangula returned to the meeting at 4:26 pm.
 
 
AIR QUALITY – WOOD STOVE EXCHANGE INCENTIVE OPTIONS
 
 
E. Grieve/B. Wells: THAT the report dated July 5, 2017 regarding next steps for air quality management, including implementation options for a wood burning appliance top-up incentive program be received. [Item
208Carried
 
M. Zbarsky, Manager of Transit and Sustainability, provided an overview of the staff report regarding next steps for air quality management, including implementation options for a wood burning appliance top-up incentive program.
 
 
B. Price/G. Sproule: THAT staff be directed to implement the wood stove exchange top-up incentive program, as described in the staff report dated July 5, 2017.
208Carried
 
2015 - 2018 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES – STATUS REPORT
 
 
B. Wells/K. Grant: THAT the report dated June 28, 2017 regarding an updated chart and listing of the Comox Valley Regional District’s 2015-2018 strategic priorities be received. [Item
209Carried
 
E. Grieve/B. Wells: THAT the 2015 – 2018 strategic plan attached to the report dated June 28, 2017 be approved;

AND FURTHER THAT the completed items (shaded blue), excluding function 391 items, be removed from Schedule B and added to a Schedule C titled ‘completed strategic priorities’.
209Carried
 
IN-CAMERA:
B. Wells/M. Theos: THAT the committee adjourn to an in-camera session pursuant to the following sub-sections of section 90 of the Community Charter:

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,

90(2)(b) the consideration of information received and held in confidence relating to negotiations between the regional district and the provincial government or the federal government or both, or between a provincial government or the federal government or both and a third party.
208Carried
 
Time: 4:34 pm.
 
 
RISE AND REPORT:
The committee rose from its in-camera session at 5:28 pm.
 
 
TERMINATION:
B. Wells/G. Sproule: THAT the meeting terminate.
208Carried
 
Time: 5:28 pm.
 
 
 Confirmed by:


____________________________________
Bruce Jolliffe
Chair
 
Certified Correct:


____________________________________
Kelly Kenney
Deputy Corporate Legislative Officer


Recorded By:


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Lisa Dennis
Legislative Services Assistant

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

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