Friday, December 16, 2016

CRD Board Highlights - Dec 16th mtg

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

Meeting called to order at 9:47am
Meeting Agenda adopted/Nov 25th CRD Board Meeting Minutes adopted

Delegation MOB received


Development Services:

a) Bylaws 5066/5067 (Area L) were given 1st/2nd Readings
b) Bylaw 4890 (Area G) was given 2nd Reading, as amended
c) Following a Public Hearing - Bylaw 5063 (Area L) was given 3rd Reading
d) The Board agreed to forward ALR Application #L62-2016 (Area L) to the Provincial Ag Land Commission with a recommendation to approve
e) Following Public Hearings in Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House -- the Board gave 3rd Reading/Adoption to Bylaws 5039-5044 (All Electoral Areas), pertaining to Ancillary Spaces

f) The Board received Municipalities’ Building Inspection Statistic Report, Cariboo Regional District Statistic Report and the Inspection Activity Report for October 2016

Environmental Services:

a) The Board received the Refuse Site Inspection Report for Sept 7th - Nov 14th, 2016

Community Services:

a) The Board endorsed 8 NDIT Applications as follows:

i) Community Electrification Renewable Energy Project - Xeni Gwet'in
ii) Wells-Barkerville ATV Trail Connector
iii) 2017 Local Government Management Internship
iv) 2017 Business Façade Improvement Program
v) Barkerville Shamrock Cottages Phase 2 and 3
vi) Cariboo Strong
vii) South Cariboo Community Foundation Matching Grant
viii) Anahim Lake Airport Runway Enhancements

And the Board rejected the following NDIT Application:

i) TRU Applied Sustainable Ranching Program


a) The Board received a report of the Mgr of Communications concerning Nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards


a) The Board ratified the Monthly Expenditures Board Summary Report and Mastercard Summary Report for the month of November 2016, in the amount of $3,718,810.81

b) The Board received a report from the Mgr of Financial Services concerning insurance options for CRD community halls and event liability coverage

Meeting recessed at 10:59am to CCRHD Board
Meeting resumed at 11:30am


Richard Tremblay, Vice-President and General Manager for Taseko Mines appeared before the Board to provide an update on the water management plan for Gibraltar Mines Ltd.

A Question/Answer period ensued

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

Meeting recessed at 12:00pm for lunch
Meeting resumed at 12:30pm

Business, cont:

Finance, cont.:

c) The Board received a report from the CAO concerning the provisional 2017-2021 5 Year Financial Plan and endorsed the Plan for public consultation purposes.


a) The Board received a press release from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation concerning NStQ Agreement in Principle with appendices and range overlap maps

b) The Board received an report from the Corporate Officer concerning the potential elimination of the Provincial Sales Tax charged on electricity for industrial/business properties in an effort to protect jobs in rural BC communities and directed a letter be forwarded to the Province requesting elimination of PST charged on electricity for industrial/business properties

c) The Board received the 'Consent Calendar' as of December 16th, 2016

d) The Board received a copy of a letter from Harrison Hot Springs to BC Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender in regards to Short Term Rentals in the Tourism Accommodation Sector

e) The Board received 4 Letters as follows:

i) BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - Meeting at UBCM - Discussion re 8400 Road (Backway between Barkerville to Likely)
ii) BC Ministry of Environment - Mattress and Bulky Furniture Extended Producer Responsibility
iii) Ministry of FLNRO - Letter to City of Williams Lake and CRD - River Valley Transportation Plan - Board referred the letter to the Jan 18th, 2017 Special Central Cariboo Rural Directors' Caucus Meeting
iv) Ministry of Environment - Follow-up to UBCM Minister Meeting

f) The Board received/endorsed the Prioritization of Board Resolutions report

Committee or Commission Minutes/Recommendations:

a) The Board received the Nov 3rd First Nations Relations Committee Minutes

b) The Board received the Nov 23rd Central Cariboo Rural Directors' Caucus Minutes and endorsed two recommendations from that meeting as follows:

i) Community Transit Partnership Agreement Renewal with the City of Williams Lake
ii) Cabinet Ministers' Visits to Williams Lake - Refer for discussion to a future COW Meeting

c) The Board received the Nov 24th Infrastructure - Broadband/Cell Committee Meeting Minutes

d) The Board received the Nov 24th Finance/Budget Committee Meeting Minutes and endorsed one recommendation from that meeting as follows:

i) Purchase/Provide invasive plant material disposal bags

e) The Board received the Dec 13th meeting minutes of the North Cariboo Rural Directors' Caucus and endorsed three recommendations from that meeting: i) 25th Annual Gold Rush Dog Run, ii) North Cariboo Sub-Regional Airport Feasibility Study and iii) North Cariboo Trails Project


a) The Board received an invitation to Unsung Heroes of Northern BC ceremony on February 4, 2017, in Prince George

Corporate Bylaws:

a) The Board gave 1st, 2nd, 3rd Reading and adopted Cariboo Regional District Procedure Bylaw No. 5070, 2016
b) The Board adopted Central Alexis Creek Water System Boundary Amendment Bylaw No. 5069, 2016

Directors' Requests:

a) The Board received a update report from Director J. Sorley in regards to CCBAC Board - November 2016
b) The Board received a update report from Director J. Sorley in regards to NCLGA Board - November 2016
c) The Board received a request of Director Sorley to review bidding for the 2018 NCLGA AGM/Convention

d) At the request of Director J. Massier - the Board agreed to purchase 1,000 envelopes, with inserts, in support of the 2017 25th annual Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run Event

e) At the request of Director S. Forseth - the Board authorized $200 from the Area 'D' Discretionary Fund to assist the Wildwood Community Association with the Jan 25th, 2017 Community Awards Night

f) At the request of Director J. Massier - the Board authorized $2,800 from the Area 'C' Discretionary Fund for the replacement of two pit toilets at the Barlow Creek Recreation site

g) At the request of Director J. Sorley - the Board agreed to support Mt Polley Mining Corporation's (MPMC) proposal to discharge into Quesnel Lake, subject to the following conditions:

* That the request for increased discharge limits, as detailed in the attached chart, be denied. The community could support a discharge which met BCWQGs (British Columbia Water Quality Guidelines) at the end of the pipe, without a requirement for a dilution zone. The existing permit limits do not achieve that, and residents' are very upset about increasing the limits. 

* That the discharge into Quesnel Lake be limited to a finite period, regardless of when the mine life ends. The proposal calls for a 4-year mine life, and contains timelines for reclamation and closure with the transition of mine contact water being re-directed through passive treatment systems into original watersheds. Currently mill water is being recycled through the TSF in a closed-loop system. The timeline could be agreed upon between MPMC and MoE staff. 

* That MPMC work with the residents of Likely and Quesnel Lake to develop and implement an improved communication strategy. Currently the communication is limited to representation on the Public Liaison committee, and while this is satisfactory for most of the PLC members, there is not enough time allowed for those residents directly impacted to have their concerns addressed. The mine has committed to one annual meeting in Likely outside of regulatory requirements, but there is no public process in which the community sets the agenda

And that letters be forwarded to MPMC/Ministry of Environment accordingly

2016 CRD Accomplishments was read out by the Chair

At 1:55pm -- the Board recessed its' public meeting and convened an In-Camera Meeting as per Sections 92 and 90(1b,c,j - municipal award, labour and information prohibited from public disclosure) of the Community Charter

At 2:53pm -- the Board resumed its' public meeting

Director D. Cash left the meeting at 2:53pm

Directors' reported out on their recent activities

The Board adjourned at 3:08pm

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