Friday, December 12, 2014

CRD Board Highlights - Dec 12th mtg

Present - Directors J. Massier, J. Sorley, A. Richmond, M. Wagner, B. Coakley, R. Sharpe, B. Simpson, W. Cobb, M. Campsall; Directors-elect T. Armstrong, J. Bruce, S. Forseth, B. Kemp, D. Cash, and B. Anderson


J. Bell - CAO
S. Reid - CFO
A. Johnston - Corporate Officer
S. Burich - Mgr of Communications
K. Moores - Mgr of Development Services

Meeting called to order at 9:30am by J. Bell - CAO and welcomed everyone to the Inaugural Meeting of the CRD Board of Directors' for the 2014-18 Term

Willie Sure from the Williams Lake Indian Band performed a traditional welcoming ceremony

The CAO then invited Mr. John Russell, Barrister/Solicitor, to come forward to administer the Oaths of Office for the 12 Electoral Area Directors & 4 Municipal Directors

The CAO then invited Mr. Jeremy Vogt (Cariboo Bethel Church) to perform the Invocation (Prayer)

The CAO then called for nominations for the Office of Chair - Cariboo RD for 2015:

Director Wagner nominated Director Richmond.  Director Richmond accepted his nomination

The CAO then called three more times for nominations for position of Chair.  None received

Director Al Richmond acclaimed as Chair of the Cariboo RD for 2015

The CAO then called for nominations for the Office of Vice-Chair - Cariboo RD for 2015:

Director Kemp nominated Director Armstrong  Director Armstrong accepted his nomination

Director Forseth nominated Director Sorley.  Director Sorley accepted her nomination

The CAO then called three more times for nominations for position of Vice-Chair.  None received

Directors Armstrong/Sorley briefly addressed the Board.  After a secret ballot vote, the CAO declared Director Armstrong as Vice-Chair of the CRD Board for 2015

Resolved - That the ballots for Vice-Chair be destroyed

The CAO declared a recess at 10:05am with the meeting resuming at 10:20am

Chair Richmond read out the 2014 Year End Address

CAO Bell updated the Board on Canada Winter Games 2015 event in PG...

Meeting recessed at 10:55am
Meeting resumed at 11:15am


Steve Robertson, from Imperial Metals, appeared before the Board to discuss an update as to the situation at Mt Polley

A Question/Answer period ensued

Chair Richmond, on behalf of the Board, thanked Mr. Robertson, for his time/information

Lunch recess at 12:25pm
Meeting resumed at 1:04pm

Meeting agenda approved/CRD Board Nov 14th meeting minutes approved
Delegation MOB received

Planning Bylaws:

a) Bylaw #4940 (Area F) given 1st/2nd Reading
b) Bylaws #4816/4817 (Area L) was given 3rd Reading
c) Bylaw #4888 (Area L) was given 3rd Reading/Adoption

Development Variance Permits:

a) DVP #1439 (Area D) was approved
b) DVP #46-2014 (Area E) was approved

Planning/Building Inspection/Bylaw Enforcement - Other Business:

a) Municipalities’ Building Inspection Reports, Cariboo Regional District Statistic Reports and the
Inspection Activity Reports for the month of October, 2014, was received

b) Provincial Agricultural Land Commission Decisions report as of December 1, 2014 was received

Environmental Services:

a) Board received the Water/Sewer projects report
b) Rural Refuse report was received

Community Services:

a) Board authorized the Northern Secwepemc Cultural Society's application to the Northern Trust’s Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program for a grant of up to $250,000 toward the cultural centre and museum project


a) Cheque Register for November 2014 was approved in amount of $1.7 million

b) Proposed 2015 Five Year Financial Plan Overview was received

c) The Board endorsed the 2015 Business Plans in principle, for public consultation

d) The preliminary five-year financial plan was approved in principle for public consultation


a) Sam Ketchum Pool Referendum results received
b) North Cariboo HandyDART Referendum results received
c) 2014 CRD Electoral Area election results received
d) The following In-Camera resolution was confirmed in open meeting:

That the memorandum from Janis Bell, Chief Administrative Officer,
dated November 4, 2014, regarding the closure of CRD offices during the
Christmas holidays, be received. Further, that the Cariboo Regional District
Williams Lake, Quesnel and 100 Mile House offices be closed on December
29th, 30th and 31st with a re-opening date of January 2, 2015.

e) Chair/CAO work with WL Indian Band/Xat'sull First Nations re: Mt Polley re-start application

Approved by following vote:

Affirmative - Chair Richmond; Directors Armstrong, Bruce, Massier, Kemp, Sorley, Wagner, Cash, Anderson, Coakley, Sharpe, Simpson, Cobb and Campsall

Negative - Director Forseth

d) Board authorized a letter of support to ABC Communications for their Digital Canada 150-Connection Canadians Program Application

e) Board received an Agenda Item Summary concerning two vacancies on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Board of Directors

f) Board received Consent Calendar as of Dec 12th
g) Board received FCM Report to Board - Nov 2014
h) Board received UBCM Executive notice re: vacancies on UBCM Executive.
i) Level 1/2 Corporate Priorities Reports received and Item 7.5 from Level 2 Corporate Priorities Report was removed
j) Letter from City of WL re: 2015 Canada Winter Games request of CRD was received

Committee/Commission Minutes/Recommendations:

a) Heritage Committee Mins of Oct 14th received and 1 recommendation from the meeting was endorsed
b) South Cariboo Joint Committee mins of Nov 24th received and recommendations from that meeting (2015 Grants for Assistance) were approved

c) Heritage Committee Mins of Nov 25th received and 1 recommendation from that meeting (Ltr to Mrs. Motherwell) was approved

d) Fin/Budget Committee Mins of Nov 13th received and 3 recommendations from that meeting were approved

Corporate Bylaws:

a) South Cariboo Regional Airport Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4941, 2014 was given 3 readings/adoption

b) Cariboo Regional District Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services
Amendment Bylaw No. 4906, 2014 was adopted following the successful Nov 15th referendum

c) Cariboo Regional District Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services
Pool Renovation Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4907, 2014 was adopted following the successful Nov 15th referendum

d) North Cariboo HandyDART Transit Contribution Service Amendment Bylaw
No. 4917, 2014 was adopted following the successful Nov 15th referendum

Directors Requests:

a) At the request of Chair Richmond - Board authorized request for Area G Director Initiative Fund for the cost of hosting an appreciation lunch for the 108 Greenbelt Commission

b) At the request of Director Forseth - Board rescinded Area D component ($5,000) to Grant in Aide for Chimney and Felker Lakes Landholders Association for the expansion of their fire hall

Directors' gave oral reports on matters occurring in their Electoral Area/Municipality

At 2:35pm - Board went In-Camera under Section 90(1e) of the Community Charter
At 2:47pm - Board resumed its' public meeting

Meeting adjourned at 2:47pm

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