September 23, 2021 Regional Board Meeting Highlights

 

 

Correspondence dated September 14, 2021 from Chuck Childress, Gillies Bay Improvement District Chair re Letter of Support Request

The Board received the request for a letter of support from Gillies Bay Improvement District.

 

Correspondence dated September 2, 2021 from Deborah Dee, Powell River Brain Injury Society Executive Director re Letter of Support Request

The Board received the request for a letter of support and authorized the Chair to send a letter of support to the Powell River Brain Injury Society.

 

Correspondence from Powell River Salmon Society re 2021 Community Giving Award Nominations

The Board will ratify the provision of an award nomination for the Powell River Salmon Society to Fortis BC’s “2021 Community Giving Award Nominations”.

 

2022-2026 Financial Planning Process

The Board approved the qathet Regional District 2022-2026 financial planning process as proposed at the September 7, 2021 Finance Committee meeting.

 

2022 Regional FireSmart Program Grant Funding

The Board endorsed the application to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) for the 2022 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports;

 

and will carry out the program with the Tla’amin Nation and the City of Powell River;

 

and the qathet Regional District will receive, manage the grant funding and provide overall grant management for the project.

 

Permissive Tax Exemption Request – Myrtle Point Golf Club

The Board has respectfully denied the request from Myrtle Point Golf Club for a Permissive Tax Exemption for the 2022 tax year.

 

Myrtle Pond Water Application for Service and Agreement Amendments

The Board endorsed amendments to Schedule “A” Application for Water Service and Agreement of the MPW System Rates and Regulation Bylaw No. 117, 1984 as presented;

 

and to be forwarded to the September Board meeting for first and second reading;

 

and to be forwarded to the October Board meeting for third reading and final adoption.

 

Applications Update for September 7, 2021

The Board received the applications update report dated September 7, 2021 for information.

 

Crown Land Application for Commercial General – Recreation Use, Electoral Area A

The Board will advise the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development that the qathet Regional District has no objection to the Crown Land Application for Commercial General – Recreation Use north of Powell Lake, Electoral Area A.

 

Request for Removal of Covenant L92147 from Property Located at 8559 Craig Road, Electoral A

The Board will direct staff to advise Morgan Roosenmaallen that the qathet Regional District cannot consider removal of Covenant L92147 until such time as the property owner provides a copy of a Riparian Areas Protection Regulation Report prepared by a qualified environmental professional, reviewed by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and the Ministry provides notice that the report meets the assessment and reporting criteria for the Riparian Areas Protection Regulation.

 

Parks and Greenspace Plan and Parkland Through Subdivision

The Board will direct to make a presentation on the ability to use the Parks and Greenspace plan to request parkland dedication at time of subdivision.

 

BC Transit Three (3) Year Transit Expansion Initiatives – 2022/23 to 2024/25

The Board authorized the Chief Administrative Officer and Chair to sign the three year letter;

 

and to re-affirm its commitment to service expansion to Texada in the 2022 operating year.

 

The Board will advise BC Transit that the community of Texada Island’s preference is for Tuesdays for service.

 

Service Contract for Public Engagement on Land Use and Development Regulatory Options in Electoral Area A, B and C

The Board will single source Arlington Group Planning Inc., based on Bylaw No. 454 Delegation of Purchasing Authority for the funding to deliver a public engagement process with residents of Electoral Area A, B and C to explore the pros and cons of land use regulations.

 

2021-2025 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 567.3, 2021

The Board gave first, second, third reading and adoption to Bylaw No. 567.3, 2021.

 

Myrtle Pond Local Area Water System Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No. 117.21, 2021

The Board gave first and second reading to Bylaw No. 117.21, 2021.

 

RISE AND REPORT

 

The Board approved a budget amendment to allocate funds from the Lasqueti Waste Management Service non-statutory reserve to fund closure of the Lasqueti Landfill.

 

The Board awarded the business for the Savary Island Dock dredging to Salish Sea Industrial Services Limited.

 

The Board approved further borrowing to complete the build-out of the Resource Recovery Centre and Waste Transfer Station project.

 

The approved allocating Community Works Funding towards the Marine Avenue Resource Recovery Centre inclusive of the Commercial Waste Transfer Station.

 

The Board will engage MKM Projects Ltd. to commence the construction of the Resource Recover Centre and Commercial Transfer Station.

 

The Board authorized the Chair and CAO to sign a Letter of Understanding with CUPE regarding the position of Accounting Clerk II.

 

In June, the Board directed staff to engage Powell River Green Waste to deliver on the plan, design, sustainability, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of an organics processing facility to be located at 4484 Franklin Ave. This information was also authorized in June, to be shared via a media release.

 

Need More Information?

These are some of the items that were considered at the September 23, 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.