COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Minutes of the meeting of the Committee of the Whole held on October- 7, 2017 in the boardroom of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 550B Comox Road, Courtenay, BC commencing at 4:01 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
 J. MartensManager of Legislative Services
 M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
 D. DeMarzoActing General Manager of Community Services
 J. WarrenGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 A. BaldwinLegislative Services Assistant
 
   
DELEGATIONS:
PARTNERSHIP FOR WATER SUSTAINABILITY IN BC - LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP - DEBRA OAKMAN
 
 
Kim Stephens, Executive Director and Derek Richmond, Director, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia, presented a lifetime membership to former CVRD Chief Administrative Officer, Debra Oakman, in recognition of her years of commitment to promoting the vision of water sustainability on Vancouver Island.

[Item
 
 
MANAGEMENT REPORT:
B. Wells/K. Grant: THAT the Committee of the Whole management report dated October 2017 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
REPORTS:
TRANSIT MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES
 
 
B. Wells/K. Grant: THAT the minutes of the Transit Management Advisory Committee meeting held on September 26, 2017 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
BC HYDRO PROJECT AND HYDROELECTRIC OPERATIONS
 
 
B. Wells/K. Grant: THAT the information presented by Stephen Watson, Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, BC Hydro, regarding capital projects and hydroelectric operations be received. [Item
208Carried
 
COMOX VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY (CVEDS) STRATEGIC PRIORITIES, SECOND QUARTER UPDATE
 
 
B. Wells/K. Grant: THAT the information presented by Justin Rigsby and John Watson, Comox Valley Economic Development Society, regarding the quarterly update on CVEDS strategic priorities be received. [Item
209Carried
 
B. Wells/K. Grant: THAT the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS) Q2 and Q3 2017 Report Summary be received. [Item
209Carried
 
TRANSIT SERVICE TO THE NEW COMOX VALLEY HOSPITAL
 
 
B. Wells/K. Grant: THAT the report dated October 11, 2017 seeking board direction on transit service to the new Comox Valley hospital be received. [Item
209Carried
 
M. Zbarsky, Manager of of Transit and Sustainability, presented information on the report regarding the transit service routes to the new Comox Valley hospital. [Item
 
 
K. Grant/R. Nichol: THAT the conventional transit service routes that travel to the new Comox Valley hospital remain on Lerwick Road;

AND FURTHER THAT a report on the effectiveness of the Lerwick Road bus stop at the new Comox Valley hospital, including consideration ridership and safety, be provided to the Comox Valley Regional District board in August 2018.
209CarriedNAY: L. Jangula; M. Theos
 
POTENTIAL PARTICIPATION IN A COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK IN THE COMOX VALLEY
 
 
B. Wells/E. Grieve: THAT the report dated October 5, 2017 regarding the potential participation in a community health network in the Comox Valley be received. [Item
208Carried
 
E. Grieve/G. Sproule: THAT the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) continue working with Island Health and the planning committee to:

- determine community interest and benefits;
- confirm the potential costs and support requirement of the CVRD to sustain a community health network;
- determine program deliverables and outcomes relevant to CVRD services;

AND FURTHER THAT staff report back to the Committee of the Whole on options and implications regarding the establishment of a Comox Valley community health network.
208CarriedNAY: L. Jangula
 
2015-2018 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES - STATUS REPORT
 
 
K. Grant/B. Wells: THAT the report dated October 5, 2017 regarding an updated chart and listing of the Comox Valley Regional District’s 2015-2018 strategic priorities be received. [Item
208Carried
 
B. Wells/B. Price: THAT the 2015 – 2018 strategic plan attached to this report, 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’.
208Carried
 
AUDIT SERVICE PLAN FOR THE PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017
 
 
B. Wells/B. Price: THAT the report dated October 2, 2017 regarding the 2017 audit service plan for the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to the board as submitted by the audit firm of MNP LLP be received. [Item
208Carried
 
Director Jangula left the meeting at 5:13 pm and was not present when the vote was taken.
 
 
GRANT STATUS REPORT
 
 
B. Wells/E. Grieve: THAT the report dated October 5, 2017 regarding grant applications and status of current approved grants be received. [Item
208Carried
 
IN-CAMERA:
R. Nichol/G. Sproule: THAT the committee 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.
208Carried
 
Time: 5:15 pm
 
 
RISE AND REPORT:
The committee rose from its in-camera session at 5:22 pm.
 
 
Director Jangula was present for this portion of the meeting.
 
 
TERMINATION:
B. Wells/B. Price: THAT the meeting terminate.
208Carried
 
Time: 5:22 pm.
 
 
 Confirmed by:


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Bruce Jolliffe
Chair
 
Certified Correct:


____________________________________
Jake Martens
Manager of Legislative Services
 
Recorded by:

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Antoinette Baldwin
Legislative Services Assistant

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