INTEGRATED REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SELECT COMMITTEE

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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Minutes of the meeting of the Integrated Regional Transportation Select Committee held on Thursday, September 07, 2017 in the boardroom of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 550B Comox road, Courtenay, BC commencing at 10:00 am.
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:D. FrischCity of Courtenay
Vice-Chair:A. HolmesMember of the Public
Members:E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area 'C')
 J. HigginbothamMember of the Public
 S. VinceMember of the Public
 S. McDonnellSchool District No. 71
Staff:M. ZbarskyManager of Transit and Sustainability
 J. MartensManager of Legislative Services
 A. BaldwinLegislative Services Assistant
 J. Warren Corporate Legislative Officer
Other:M. HortonK’omoks First Nation
 
Absent:
Members:B. PriceTown of Comox
 K. CarterMinistry of Transportation and Infrastructure
 
   
REPORTS:
RESULTS OF IRTSC REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING COLLABORATION SURVEY
 
 
E. Grieve/J. Higginbotham: THAT the report dated August 15, 2017 regarding the results of the regional transportation planning collaboration survey issued to select stakeholders in May 2017 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
James Warren, General Manager of Corporate Services, provided an overview of the report regarding results of the regional transportation planning collaboration survey issued to select stakeholders in May 2017.
 
 
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE DELIVERY AND GOVERNANCE MODELS
 
 
E. Grieve/S. McDonnell: THAT the report dated August 30, 2017 regarding regional transportation service delivery and governance models be received. [Item
208Carried
 
James Warren, General Manager of Corporate Services, presented information regarding the regional transportation service delivery and governance models. [Item
 
 
Monty Horton, K’omoks First Nation, entered the meeting at 10:21 am.
 
 
E. Grieve/S. McDonnell: THAT the Integrated Regional Transportation Select Committee recommend the Comox Valley Regional District board endorse consideration of an advocacy and planning service for regional transportation initiatives in the Comox Valley, as described in Appendix A of the staff report dated August 30, 2017, by having select committee members attend municipal council, Electoral Areas Services Committee and School District No. 71 board meetings to discuss the concept, seeking participant support;

AND FURTHER THAT the proposed regional transportation advocacy and planning service could:
- coordinate meetings of those parties in the Comox Valley responsible for transportation infrastructure and maintenance to identify areas of common interest and collaborate on projects that integrate across jurisdictions;
- develop a Comox Valley transportation plan that illustrates future infrastructure requirements and opportunities for infrastructure partnerships;
- develop a transportation demand management model for the Comox Valley;
- promote education and awareness about transportation issues and opportunities; and
- apply for grant funding opportunities for one or more jurisdictions to promote regional projects;

AND FURTHER THAT a follow-up report be presented to the Integrated Regional Transportation Select Committee on the results of engaging with the municipal councils, Electoral Areas Services Committee and School District No. 71.
208Carried
 
COMOX ROAD – MULTI-USE PATH OPTION
 
 
E. Grieve/S. McDonnell: THAT the report dated August 30, 2017 regarding the results of the Comox Road active transportation technical workshops be received. [Item
208Carried
 
Andrew Gower, consultant from Wedler Engineering, presented information regarding the results of the Comox Road active transportation technical workshops. [Item
 
 
Angela Holmes entered the meeting at 10:30 am.
 
 
E. Grieve/S. McDonnell: THAT the results of the Comox Road technical workshops be presented to K’ómoks First Nation Chief and Council, City of Courtenay Mayor and Council, Town of Comox Mayor and Council, and the Comox Valley Regional District Board.
208
 
A. Holmes/J. Higginbotham: THAT the motion be amended to include the following clause: "AND FURTHER THAT the report dated August 30, 2017 regarding the results of the Comox Road active transportation technical workshops be referred to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, School District 71, the Village of Cumberland and Islands Trust".
208Carried
 
Vote taken on main motion as amended as follows:
 
 
THAT the results of the Comox Road technical workshops be presented to K’ómoks First Nation Chief and Council, City of Courtenay Mayor and Council, Town of Comox Mayor and Council, and the Comox Valley Regional District Board;

AND FURTHER THAT the report dated August 30, 2017 regarding the results of the Comox Road active transportation technical workshops be referred to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, School District 71, the Village of Cumberland and Islands Trust.
208Carried
 
S. McDonnell/E. Grieve: THAT a financial contribution to preliminary design costs for a Comox Road multi-use path be requested from each municipal jurisdiction (Comox Valley Regional District, City of Courtenay and Town of Comox).
208
 
S. McDonnell/E. Grieve: THAT the motion be amended to include at the end: “– apportioned on the length of the project in each jurisdiction”
208Carried
 
E. Grieve/J. Higginbotham: THAT the motion be amended to add immediately following “THAT” the phrase: “in order to support applications for grant funding”.
208Carried
 
Vote taken on main motion as amended as follows:
 
 
THAT, in order to support applications for grant funding, a financial contribution to preliminary design costs for a Comox Road multi-use path be requested from each municipal jurisdiction (Comox Valley Regional District, City of Courtenay and Town of Comox – apportioned on the length of the project in each jurisdiction).
208Carried
 
NEW BUSINESS:
MEMBER RESIGNATION
 
 
Chair Frish advised that Emily Watts has submitted her resignation from the Integrated Regional Transportation Select Committee.
 
 
A. Holmes/J. Higginbotham: THAT the select committee endorse a motion for the Comox Valley Regional District Board to direct staff to initiate a public appointment process to seek a new member to replace Emily Watts on the Integrated Regional Transportation Select Committee;

AND FURTHER THAT the Village of Cumberland be invited to reconsider the appointment of a representative to the select committee in light of the committee's mission that includes consideration of the concept of a single point of contact for transportation-related initiatives in the Comox Valley .
208Carried
 
TERMINATION:
E. Grieve/S. McDonnell: THAT the meeting terminate.
208Carried
 
Time: 11:39 am.
 
 
 Confirmed by:

____________________________________
David Frisch
Chair
 
Certified Correct:


____________________________________
James Warren
Corporate Legislative Officer
 
Recorded by:


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Antoinette Baldwin
Recording Secretary
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