AUGUST 26, 2021 REGIONAL BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Lisa Morrow, qathet Regional District Resident re Wood Smoke

Lisa and Lorne Morrow presented on wood smoke and burning in the regional district. The delegation presented their concerns relating to air quality and hopes to further regulate burning within the area.

 

Correspondence dated August 19, 2021 from UBCM Meeting Request Coordinator re Provincial Cabinet Minister Meeting – Regret

The Board received the regrets correspondence from UBCM meeting request coordinator.

 

Correspondence dated August 16, 2021 from Keith Matterson, Powell River Academy of Music President re 2021 Funding Contribution Agreement

The Board received the 2021 Funding Contribution Agreement correspondence.

 

Notice of Motion for September Meeting of Planning Committee

The Committee will recommend to the Board to request a legal opinion on the Board’s options and ability to use the Parks and Greenspace plan to request parkland at time of subdivision.

 

Applications Update for August 10, 2021

The Board received the applications update report dated August 10, 2021 for information.

 

Subdivision Application, District Lot 3781, 14445 Sarah Point Road, Electoral Area A

The Board will advise the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure that qathet Regional District supports the proposed 28-lot bare land strata subdivision application for the property at 14445 Sarah Point Road subject to proof of water and sewer servicing, the applicant pay funds in lieu of park dedication and enter into a Section 219 Covenant to protect the riparian areas.

 

Subdivision Application, Section 8 & 14, Wall Street, Texada Island, Electoral Area D

The Board will advise the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure that qathet Regional District supports the proposed eight lot conventional subdivision application for properties on Wall Street subject to proof of water and septic servicing and the applicant provide qathet Regional District with parkland dedication next to Emily Lake.

 

Subdivision Application, Section 29, 1888 Spectacle Lake Road, Texada Island, Electoral Area D

The Board will advise the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure that qathet Regional District supports the proposed two lot conventional subdivision application for the property at 1888 Spectacle Lake Road subject to proof of water and septic servicing.

 

Texada Island Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 551, 2019 – Public Hearing Report

The Board received the Texada Island Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 551, 2019 Public Hearing Report dated July 30, 2021.

 

The Board gave third reading and final adoption of same.

 

Budget Amendment Savary Island Fire Protection Service

The Board approved an amendment to the 2021 Savary Island Fire Protection Service budget to allocate funds from the COVID 19 Safe Restart Grant Funding towards the installation of a shower.

 

Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program Grant Application

The Board will direct staff to apply for funding from the Wood Stove Exchange Program for 2022 and;

 

That funds be included in the 2021 Solid Waste Management service budget for advertising, education, awareness and rebate top-ups for the program.

 

Rod Tysdal and Shane Dobler, Powell River Salmon Society re Letter of Support to Ministry of Fisheries and Local Members of Parliament

The Board will submit a letter to the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans and our local MP expressing support for the local Salmon Society’s work and the need to increase funding.

 

Chris Roddan, Brian Smart, Jay Yule and Steve Hopkins, Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre re Outdoor Learning Centre Improvements Update

The Board approved the construction of the School District 47 Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre Waterfront Enhancement Project.

 

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

The Board will provide two letters of support, one to Telus for applying to the connecting British Columbia Fund and one to Telus for applying to the Universal Broadband Fund.

 

Telus Request for Letters of Support to Universal Broadband Fund

The Board will provide Telus with a letter of support regarding their Universal Broadband Fund application.

 

Correspondence dated July 25, 2021 from Sonja Habekost, Savary Island Community Centre Association (SICCA) Director re Alternative Approval Process for a Community Recreation Centre Service on Savary Island.

The Board will direct staff to write a report on the implications and procedures for an alternate approval process for a Community Recreation Centre service on Savary Island.

 

Second Quarterly Strategic Plan Progress Report

The Board received the Second Quarterly Strategic Plan Progress Report.

 

qathet Regional Fire Departments’ Emergency Services Agreement

The Board endorsed the renewal of the Agreement as presented for five more years.

 

Strategic Planning Session

The Board postponed the Strategic Planning Session until after the 2022 general local election.

 

Maintenance Facility After Hours Lighting

The Board supported the procedure of leaving lights on through the night time hours at the maintenance facility; and will direct staff to contact the concerned neighbor and explain our position and limitations.

 

Rural Transit Solutions Fund

The Board authorized staff to submit an application to the Rural Transit Solutions Fund under the category of Planning and Design Projects.

 

BC Product Stewardship Council joint letter response to Stewardship Agencies of British Columbia, Guidance on Accessibility of Stewardship Programs

The Board supports a group letter put forward by the BC Product Stewardship Council to the Stewardship Agencies of British Columbia.

 

Procedure Bylaw No. 557, 2020 – Amendment – Director Brabazon Verbal Report

The Board will direct staff to amend Procedure Bylaw No. 557, 2020 section 3.3 of the Board Procedure Bylaw by adding a new sub-section which reads:

 

(c) section 3.3 (b) does not apply if the Chair is participating by video-conferencing.

 

Director Gisborne Verbal Report

The Board will direct staff to investigate the possibility of permitting volunteers to contribute towards Parks (and Cemetery) and report back to the Board with Policy Options.

 

Correspondence dated July 30, 2021 from Lisa Morrow re qathet Regional District Meeting False Information

The Board will direct staff to write a report on what our options are.

 

Texada Island Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 551, 2019

The Board gave third reading and adoption to the “Texada Island Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 551, 2019”.

 

Director Brander Verbal Report

The Board approved the Chair writing letters to Minister of Health, Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure requesting that our Official Community Plan policies be respected and adhered to in their permitting endeavors as it represents the growth, land use and degree of regulation that our public desires.

 

The Board will direct staff to inquire if a late Board meeting request can be sought with the Minister of Health, Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure at the UBCM Convention regarding respecting Official Community Plans.

 

The Board will direct staff to inquire if a late staff meeting request can be sought with the applicable Ministry of Health, Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at the UBCM Convention regarding respecting Official Community Plans.

 

The Board referred a request for a report on the history of the development at 3930 Padgett Road and what actions can be taken to make this development compliant to the wishes of the public to the September 7, 2021 Planning Committee Meeting.

 

Rise and Report from in Camera Sessions

The Board engaged Container West Manufacturing Ltd to manufacture, deliver and install the live fire training facility at the Northside Volunteer Fire Department Lund Firehall.

 

The Board engaged Salish Sea Industrial Services Limited to repair Van Anda Dock.

 

Dave Murphy was appointed to sit as members-at-large on the Agricultural Advisory Board.

 

Need More Information?

These are some of the items that were considered at the August 26, 2021 qathet Regional District Board Meeting. This summary is provided as part of our commitment to transparency. It is our belief that an informed and engaged community results in decisions that serve the common good. If you require further information regarding any of the items listed above, please contact the Regional District office at 604-485-2260 ext. 201 or administration@qathet.ca.