Friday, October 14, 2016

CRD Board Highlights - Oct 14th mtg

Present: Chair A. Richmond; Directors T. Armstrong, J. Bruce, J. Massier, S. Forseth, B. Kemp, J. Sorley, M. Wagner, R. William, B. Anderson, Coakley, R. Sharpe, W. Cobb, and M. Campsall

Meeting called to order at 9:45am

Meeting Agenda approved/Minutes of the CRD Board meeting held on Sept 23rd adopted

Delegations MOB was received


Development Services:

a) Planning Bylaws 5060/5061 (Area F) was given 1st and 2nd Readings 

b) Planning Bylaws 5012/5013 (Area L) was adopted

c) The Board agreed to support ALR Application #F-49/2016 (Area F) 

Environmental Services:

a) The Board received the Proposed Water/Sewer Project & Refuse Sites Reports 

Community Services :

a) The Board agreed to enter into an operating agreement with Ducks Unlimited for water management structures to encourage wildlife habitat at the 108 Greenbelt with no cost to the Regional District and a term of 30 years

b) The Board agreed to removal of the danger trees identified in the danger tree assessments at CRD Recreation Properties proceed with the costs allocated as appropriate to each sub-regional recreation budget and that the policy for management of danger trees on recreation properties be such that an assessment and removal project following the provincial standards is undertaken on a regional basis in the spring of each year and that any immediate danger tree concerns in the interim be dealt with as basic maintenance by the groups operating each recreation property.


a) The Board ratified the cheque register of September 2016, in the amount of $4,295,847.19, consisting of $3,599,220.06 paid by cheque, $615,305.16 paid through electronic funds, and $81,321.97 paid by MasterCard


a) The Board approved an amendment to the Administration Charges Policy as follows:

Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital Districtwill pay $2,500 annually in respect of insurance premium participation, and $75,000 annually to the Administrative Services function and all overhead costs associated with administration of the Hospital District shall be borne by the Administrative Services function.

b) The Board approved the amended 2017 Meeting Schedule

c) The Board received a report from the Corporate Officer concerning the the Forest Enhancement Program (FEP) in the Cariboo Region and asked Staff for a report on this item

c) The Board received the Consent Calendar of October 14th, 2016 and at the request of Director Forseth - the Board referred the item from the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee in regard to bins at manned transfer stations to deposit invasive plants to Staff for a report to be presented at the November Finance/Budget Committee meeting

d) The Board received a letter from the Green Communities Committee in regards to BC Climate Action Community 2015 Recognition

e) The Board received letters from:

i) Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - Rural Dividend Fund Application Requirements
ii) Minister of Environment - Mount Polley Post Event Environmental Impact Assessment Report

Committee/Commission Minutes/Recommendations:

a) The Board received the July 7th meeting minutes of the Heritage Steering Committee

b) The Board received the July 12th meeting minutes of the North Cariboo Joint Committee

c) The Board received the September 22nd meeting minutes of the Committee of the Whole meeting held at the Wells Community Hall and endorsed the following motions:

i) Barking Dog Log Policy - 4 days

On Item "i" - Adopted by the following Vote:

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

Negative - Director S. Forseth

Resolved - That Staff bring forward previous letters to RCMP in regards to dog control in rural areas

ii) Reallocation and Disposition of Cariboo Regional District Accumulated Operating Surpluses

d) The Board received the September 14th meeting minutes of the Central Cariboo Joint Committee and endorsed the following recommendations:

i) Central Cariboo Arts/Culture Fee for Service Agreements 2017-2019
ii) Performances in the Park Services agreement for 2017-2019


a) The Board received an invitation to attend the UNBC Housing Conference in Prince George on November 17 + 18, 2016

b) The Board received an invitation to attend the annual Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Tourism Association's AGM in Clinton, BC from Oct 26-28

Corporate Bylaws:

a) The Board gave 3 Readings/Adoption to Red Bluff/Dragon Lake Sewer System (Gook Road Extension) Temporary Borrowing Bylaw No. 5064, 2016

b) The Board gave 3 Readings/Adoption to CRD Procedure Amendment Bylaw No. 5065, 2016 (change election of Chair/Vice-Chair of CRD Board to nearest Board Meeting after November 1st in each year)

Directors' Reports/Requests:

a) The Board received a report from Director Sorley concerning the CCBAC's September 19th Board Meeting

b) The Board received a report from Director Forseth concerning his attendance at Fraser Basin Council meetings on Wednesday, October 5th/Thursday, October 6th

At 10:37am - the Chair declared a brief recess

At  10:45am -- The Board then convened an In-Camera Meeting as per Sections 92 and 90(1a - appointment) of the Community Charter

At 10:48am -- The Board resumed its' public meeting

Directors' Roundtable:

Directors gave oral reports on their activities in their Electoral Area or Municipality

Resolved - That policy be waived and that up to $1,000 from the Electoral Area L Discretionary Fund be authorized for the Deka Lake Ratepayers' Association for a local project

Resolved - That staff investigate the legalities of posting signs at lakes for the use of electric motors only and report back to Directors, for their information only

Resolved - That the following resolution be released from in-camera and confirmed in open meeting:

That the Board rescinds the appointment of Jamie Moberg as Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Deputy Chief, and that Eric De Vries is hereby appointed as Deputy Chief for the Interlakes VFD effective immediately. And further, that staff be authorized to cancel and enter into the necessary contracts.


Cathy MacLeod, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo appeared before the Board to provide an update

A Question/Answer period ensued

Chair Richmond, on behalf of the Board, thanked MP MacLeod for her time/information

The Board adjourned at 12:57pm

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