COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Minutes of the meeting of the Committee of the Whole held on September 12, 2017 in the boardroom of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 550B Comox Road, Courtenay, BC commencing at 4:02 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
 A. MacDonaldGeneral Manager of Planning and Development Services
 M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
 I. SmithGeneral Manager of Community Services
 J. WarrenGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 J. MartensDeputy Corporate Legislative Officer
 A. BaldwinLegislative Services Assistant
 
   
DELEGATIONS:
COMOX VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK PLANNING COMMITTEE
 
 
E. Grieve/M. Theos: THAT the information presented by Betty Tate, Comox Valley Community Health Network Planning Committee, and Dr. Charmaine Enns, Medical Health Officer, regarding a request for the Comox Valley Regional District Board directors to attend a public forum on November 16, 2017 to increase engagement and get endorsement to develop a Comox Valley Community Health Network be received. [Item
208Carried
 
REPORTS:
TRANSIT SERVICE AGREEMENTS
 
 
K. Grant/E. Grieve: THAT the report dated September 7, 2017 regarding an updated transit agreement between the Comox Valley Regional District and BC Transit be received. [Item
209Carried
 
Michael Zbarsky, Manager of Transit and Sustainability, provided an overview of the report regarding an updated transit agreement between the Comox Valley Regional District and BC Transit.
 Carried
 
K. Grant/B. Price: THAT the Transit Service Agreement between the Comox Valley Regional District and BC Transit effective April 1, 2017 be approved.
210Carried
 
K. Grant/B. Wells: THAT the Annual Operating Agreement between the Comox Valley Regional District and BC Transit effective April 1, 2017 be approved;

AND FURTHER THAT amendment #1 to the Annual Operating Agreement effective September 5, 2017 be approved.
210CarriedNAY: L. Jangula, R. Nichol, M. Theos
 
AIR QUALITY / WOOD STOVE EXCHANGE UPDATE
 
 
K. Grant/B. Wells: THAT the report dated September 7, 2017 regarding an update on air quality activities including the wood stove exchange program and a recommendation to apply to the provincial wood stove exchange program for 2018 funding be received. [Item
208Carried
 
Michael Zbarsky, Manager of Transit and Sustainability, provided an overview of the report regarding an update on air quality activities including the wood stove exchange program and a recommendation to apply to the provincial wood stove exchange program for 2018 funding.
 
 
K. Grant/E. Grieve: THAT the Comox Valley Regional District approve the application process for funding to continue the wood-stove exchange program in the Comox Valley Regional District;

AND FURTHER THAT staff submit an application for up to $20,000.00 to the Provincial wood stove exchange program;

AND FINALLY THAT the wood stove exchange program be continued in 2018, including additional incentives for cleaner heating sources, subject to funding being received from the Provincial wood stove exchange program.
208Carried
 
NEW BUSINESS:
FORBIDDEN PLATEAU/WOOD MOUNTAIN SKI PARK REMEDIATION
 
 
K. Grant/B. Price: THAT the correspondence from Director Grieve regarding Forbidden Plateau/Wood Mountain Ski Park remediation be received. [Item
208Carried
 
K. Grant/B. Wells: THAT the Comox Valley Regional District Board send a letter to the Forbidden Plateau Reclamation Society in support of its application for provincial funding opportunities and other related grant programs for the reclamation and clean-up of Wood Mountain Park.
208Carried
 
K. Grant/B. Price: THAT the Comox Valley Regional District Board appoint Director Edwin Grieve to sit on the Forbidden Plateau Reclamation Society as a non-voting member for the remainder of the 2014 to 2018 term of office.
208Carried
 
COMOX VALLEY MULTIPLEX ASSOCIATION
 
 
K. Grant/B. Wells: THAT the e-mail correspondence dated July 10, 2017 from Ben Vanderhorst, Comox Valley Multiplex Association, regarding a request that Director Grieve be appointed as the Comox Valley Regional District Board's representative to the Comox Valley Multiplex Association be received. [Item
208Carried
 
K. Grant/B. Wells: THAT Director Grieve be appointed to the Comox Valley Multiplex Association as the Comox Valley Regional District representative for the remainder of the 2015 - 2018 term.
208Carried
 
COMOX VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK
 
 
B. Wells/B. Price: THAT staff be directed to report back to the Committee of the Whole on options and implications regarding the establishment of a Comox Valley Community Health Network.
208Carried
 
TERMINATION:
E. Grieve/B. Wells: THAT the meeting terminate.
208Carried
 
Time: 5:07 pm.
 
 
 Confirmed by:


____________________________________
Bruce Jolliffe
Chair
 
Certified Correct:


____________________________________
Jake Martens
Deputy Corporate Legislative Officer
 
Recording Secretary:


_________________________________
A. Baldwin
Legislative Services Assistant

These minutes were received by the Comox Valley Regional District board on the _________ day of September, 2017.
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