December 21, 2020 Regional Board Meeting Highlights

Ministry of Environment Application 110495-397189 Update – Withdrawing

The Board received correspondences from Jeff Levine, Luc Lachance, Section Head, Solid Waste, and Nicholas Simons re Ministry of Environment Application 110495-397189.

 

Territorial Analysis and Survey of Local Government Priorities

The Board received the report for the Territorial Analysis and Survey of Local Government Priorities for Climate Action: Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities.

 

Applications Update for December 8, 2020

The Board received the Applications Update Report dated December 8, 2020 for information.

 

Telus Telecommunications Facility Proposal, 9810 and 9840 Finn Bay Road, Lund

Electoral A

The Board will advise Telus Communications Inc. that qathet Regional District concurs with the proposal for a telecommunications facility at Finn Bay Road, Lund subject to two conditions.

 

Subdivision Application, District Lot 1 & 4, 1837 Blubber Bay Road, Texada Island, Electoral Area D

The Board will advise the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure that qathet Regional District has no objection to the proposed three lot conventional subdivision application for the property at 1837 Blubber Bay Road, Texada Island subject to proof of on-site water and sewer servicing.

 

A New Future for Old Forests

The Board received the provincial report titled: “A New Future for Old Forests”.

 

Alta Vista Waterworks

The Board will provide a letter stating that the qathet Regional District does not currently supply water service to Lot 1, DL 1619, Plan 19503.

 

2020 Solid Waste Management Plan Implementation Update

The Board received the Solid Waste Management Plan implementation progress for 2020 and action plan for 2021, directed staff to include the action plan items within the 2021 budget and allocate funds from the Community Works to fund the project.

 

The Board directed staff to hire Maura Walker and Associates to conduct a waste composition study, in 2021, on the residual waste management stream.

 

2021 Board Appointments

The Board adopted the 2021 Board Appointments.

 

Strategic Plan

The Board adopted the updated 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.

 

Connecting British Columbia Program – Economic Response Intake and the Universal Broadband Fund

The Board will provide two letters of support to Telus, one for applying to the Connecting BC Program and one to apply to the Universal Broadband Fund after hearing the report from Driftwood Communications.

 

2020 Regional District Audit Service Plan

The Board endorsed the 2020 Audit Service Plan as proposed by MNP LLP.

 

COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant

The Board directed staff to transfer the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant Funding to a non-statutory reserve fund to be used for eligible costs and revenue shortfalls in appropriate services.

 

Uncollectible Account Expense 2020

The Board approved writing off uncollectible accounts from the Regional Parks General Service.

 

Budget Amendment Northside Fire Protection Fencing for Malaspina Road Water Tanks

The Board approved a budget amendment to reallocate funds from underspending in the Northside Fire Protection Service towards the cost of installing privacy fencing around water tanks on Malaspina Road.

 

Budget Amendment Structure Protection Unit Pump

The Board approved a budget amendment to reallocate funds from the underspending in the Regional Emergency Preparedness Service towards the cost of an additional pump for the Structure Protection Unit.

 

2021 – 2025 Financial Plan Draft One

The Board reduced the Electoral Area C Grant-in-Aid service for the 2021 budget year.

 

The Board allocated funds from the Community Works Fund in the 2021 budget to the purchase and installation of a SCADA System for the Lund Sewer System Service.

 

The Board allocated funds from the Community Works Fund in the 2023 budget to replace the furnace at the Gillies Bay Old School.

 

2021 Standing Committee and Board Meeting Schedule

The Board approved the 2021 Board and Standing Committee Meeting Schedule and endorsed the 2021 holiday season office closure.

 

Electoral Area B Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 465.7

The Board adopted the Electoral Area B Official Community Plan Amendment

Bylaw No. 465.7, 2020.

 

Electoral Area C Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 467.3

The Board adopted the Electoral Area C Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 467.3, 2020.

 

Director’s Remuneration and Expense Amendment Bylaw No. 558.1

The Board approved a 1.1% increase to the Directors’ remuneration in 2021 and gavew third reading to Bylaw No. 558.1, 2020.

 

Lund Sewer User Fees and Amendment Bylaw No. 194.21

The Board approved a 7% increase to the 2021 Lund Sewer User Fee Schedule and gave third reading to fee amendment Bylaw No. 194.21, 2020.

 

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