Friday, March 22, 2019

CRD Board Highlights - March 22nd mtg

Present: Chair M. Wagner/Vice-Chair J. Massier and Directors M. Sjostrom, S. Forseth, A. Richmond, G. Kirby, C. Mernett, W. Macdonald, G. Fourchalk, W. Cobb, M. Campsall, Area 'B' Alternate Director T. Armstrong, Area 'F' Alternate Director J. Darney, Area 'I' Alternate Director M. Glassford and Quesnel Alternate Director L. Roodenburg

Meeting called to order at 10:21am

The Chair recognized today's Board meeting is being held on traditional Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) territory and welcomed Alternate Directors Armstrong, Darney, Glassford and Roodenburg (Areas B, F, I and City of Quesnel) to today's Board meeting

Meeting Agenda adopted
Minutes of the Board meeting held February 8th, 2019 were received/adopted

Memorandum of Business - Delegations was received


Development Services:

1) The Board gave 1st/2nd Readings to South Cariboo Area Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 5180, 2018 (Area H/Collinson) with adoption subject to:

a) Off-street parking for two vehicles per duplex unit must be provided
b) The applicants must undertake site assessment by a qualified professional to ensure sustainable onsite sewage system and safe, potable drinking water for the existing two duplexes prior to rezoning adoption

2) The Board gave 1st/2nd Readings to Williams Lake Fringe Area Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 5195, 2019 and Williams Lake Fringe and 150 Mile House Area Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 5196, 2019 (Area E/Stewart-Jones)

3) The Board adopted Central Cariboo Area Rural Land Use Amendment Bylaw No. 5133, 2018 (Area F/Young-Alexander)

4) The Board approved Development Permit #4-2019 (Area F/ Zirnhelt Timber Frames Ltd), subject to conditions outlined in the Staff report dated March 14th, 2019

5) The Board received the Building Inspection Statistics Report, Municipalities Building Inspection Statistics Report and the Inspection Activity Report for February 2019

Environmental Services:

1) The Board received a March 6, 2019 letter from the South Cariboo Sustainability Society concerning the use of single-use plastics and agreed to refer:

a) to Policy Committee -- a policy that the CRD as an organization could introduce to reduce the use of single-use plastics and disposable items in the day-to-day operations of the CRD. Board divided - Approved by the following vote:

Affirmative - Chair Wagner; Directors Sjostrom, Massier, Richmond, Kirby, Mernett, Macdonald, Fourchalk, Cobb, Campsall and Alternate Directors Armstrong, Darney, Glassford and Roodenburg

Negative - Director S. Forseth

b) to Solid Waste Management Committee (SWMC) -- South Cariboo Sustainability Society on the Advisory Committee for the upcoming Solid Waste Management planning process and prepare a list to individuals or groups to sit on the Solid Waste Plan Advisory Committee for consideration of the SWMC

2) The Board endorsed a Staff recommendation to send a letter to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the Honourable George Heyman, requesting improvements to the Recycling Regulation - Staff report here

Community Services:

1) The Board received a report of the Manager of Community Services regarding the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks 2019-2023 capital plan and the potential addition of handrails in the West Fraser Centre in 2019 and referred it back to the North Cariboo Joint Committee for further consideration


1) The Board received a report of the Manager of Communications in regards to 2019 Information Fairs


1) The Board received/ratified the Monthly Expenditures Board Summary Report and Mastercard Summary Report for the month of February 2019, in the amount of $2,326,645.84


1) The Board received a letter from ABC Communications in regard to their application to the Northern Development Initiative Trust for a regional LTE project and that the letter of support be authorized as requested

The Chair informed the Board that the former Broadband Standing Committee will be re-established with Directors Forseth. Kirby and the new Area 'F' Director, following the March 30th Area F By-Election, being appointed to the Committee and Director Forseth being designated as Chair of the Committee

2) The Board agreed to delete the following Board Policies:

a) Policy #98-3-24(3) Public Consultation Prior to Referendum
b) Policy #91-4-4(m) Distribution of Revenue and Expense Statements
c) Policy #99-11-20(11) Taxation Goal
d) Policy #96-46(4) Parcel Tax/Boundary Amendment
e) Policy #99-10-11(13) Public Input – Groups, Societies and Other Organizations

and that Policy #91-4-4(q) Kilometrage Rates be amended by deleting the word, “Directors” in the policy.

3) The Board re-appointed Area 'C' Director John Massier to the NCLGA Board for the 2019-20 term

4) The Board accepted an invitation from the Tsilhqot’in National Government to meet and discuss items of common interest

5) The Board received the 'Consent Calendar', as of March 22nd, 2019

6) The Board received a letter from Trish Balcaen, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation regarding the wording of Section 3.4.0 of the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) treaty agreement-in-principle

7) The Board deferred receiving a letter from UBCM respecting 2018 Cariboo RD UBCM Resolutions to the April meeting

8) The Board received the following NCLGA/UBCM/FCM Items:

a) City of Victoria Council Motion - Observed Inhalation Sites for Overdose Prevention
b) City of Victoria Council Motion - Safer Drug Supply to Save Lives in British Columbia
c) City of Victoria Council Motion - Shifting Investment to Low-Emission Transportation

Committee or Commission Minutes and Recommendations:

1) The Board received the following Committee or Commission Meeting Minutes:

a) North Cariboo Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel Minutes - February 26, 2019
b) Central Cariboo Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel Minutes - February 27, 2019
c) Central Cariboo Rural Directors Caucus Minutes - February 27, 2019
d) Central Cariboo Joint Committee Minutes - February 27, 2019
e) Cariboo RD Board's Committee of the Whole - February 28, 2019
f) North Cariboo Rural Directors Caucus Minutes - March 12, 2019

2) The Board endorsed recommendations from CRD Committee or Commission Meetings, as follows:

a) Committee of the Whole Meeting held February 28th:

That staff bring a new Grants for Assistance Policy forward to the Policy Committee, taking into consideration the Committee of the Whole discussion.

b) North Cariboo Rural Directors Caucus Meeting of March 12th:

That $6,000 be allocated from the 2019 North Cariboo Economic Development function budget to be in addition to the $6,000 provided to the group in 2017 towards a $12,000 Avro level sponsorship for the Skyfest 2019 event

Corporate Bylaws:

1) The following bylaws were given 1st, 2nd, 3rd Readings and Adoption:

a) Alexis Creek Sewer Management Amendment Bylaw No. 5201, 2019
b) Red Bluff/Dragon Lake Sewer Management Amendment Bylaw No. 5202, 2019
c) Cariboo Regional District 2019 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 5203, 2019
d) Anahim Lake Airport Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 5204, 2019

Director's Requests:

1) At the request of Area 'H' Director Margo Wagner -- the Board approved up to $300 from the Area 'H' Director Initiative Fund to cover the costs of an community meeting to be held in Forest Grove

2) At the request of Area 'G' Director Al Richmond -- the Board approved submitting the following late NCLGA Resolution at the 2019 NCLGA Convention in Williams Lake:

WHEREAS natural disasters pose an increasing risk to the economic, social, and environmental well-being of British Columbians;

AND WHEREAS the provincial government is taking action to improve resilience by strengthening disaster preparedness and disaster risk governance in the context of climate change;

AND WHEREAS the sharing of integrated asset data, information, and knowledge across all sectors is key to improving emergency management and resiliency planning in BC:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of British Columbia be urged to take a strong leadership role and provide long-term sufficient funding and resources to increase the coordination, assembly, and access of asset data, information, and knowledge across multiple levels and sectors of government and stakeholders (including First Nations, local governments, provincial and federal government agencies, qualified professionals, and industry sectors)

3) At the request of Area 'I' Alternate Director Mary Glassford for Area 'I' Director Jim Glassford -- the Board approved in principle submiting a late NCLGA Resolution in respect of provincial funding for Search and Rescue Groups in BC, directed Staff to draft a NCLGA Resolution and bring it forward to the April Board Meeting for consideration

The Chair thanked the retiring CFO (Scott Reid), on behalf of the Board
The CAO introduced the new Manager of Financial Services to the Board

Meeting recessed for lunch at 11:45am
Meeting resumed at 12:31pm

Closed Board Session:

At 12:33pm -- the Board convened an In-Camera Session as per Section 90(1a - appointment) of the Community Charter

Resumption of Open Board Session:

At 12:35pm -- the Board resumed its' Open Meeting

Directors' reported on their activities in their respective Electoral Area or Municipality

The Board adjourned at 1:02pm

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