Friday, April 12, 2019

CRD Board Highlights - April 12th mtg

Present: Chair M. Wagner/Vice-Chair J. Massier and Directors M. Sjostrom, B. Bachmeier (entered meeting at 9:55am) S.Forseth, A. Delainey, M. LeBourdais, J. Glassford, G. Kirby, C. Mernett, W. Macdonald, G. Fourchalk, M. Campsall B. Simpson (entered meeting at 10:37am) and Alternate Director J. Ryll (Williams Lake)

Meeting called to order at 9:45am
Meeting Agenda approved and Minutes of the Cariboo RD Board Meeting held on March 22nd, 2019 were received and adopted

Delegations MOB was received


Development Services:

1) The following Planning Bylaws were given 1st/2nd Readings:

a) Central Cariboo Area Rural Land Use Amendment Bylaw, 5197, 2019 (Area F/Hooker)
b) Central Cariboo Area Rural Land Use Amendment Bylaw No. 5198, 2019 (Area F/Smythe)
c) 150 Mile House Area Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 5205, 2019 and Williams Lake Fringe and 150 Mile House Area Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 5206 (Area F/Wise Creek Developments Ltd)

2) The Board approved Development Variance Permit #9/2019 (Area L/Findlay)

Community Services:

1) The Board approved recommendations of the Central Cariboo Arts/Culture Society in respect of 2019 Arts and Culture Grants as follows:

Arts on the Fly Festival Society - $2,989
Boys & Girls Club of WL & District - $1,000
Cariboo Potters’ Guild - $1,000
Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre - $1,000
Community Arts Council of Williams Lake - $3,000
Downtown Williams Lake - $2,650
Junior Cadets Society of BC - $3,000
Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin - $3,000
Wild Women Writers - $3,000

Protective Services:

1) The Board received a report from the Manager of Protective Services concerning revision and rescoping of the UBCM Community Resilience Investment Program application for an updated region-wide CWPP


1) The Board ratified the Monthly Expenditures Board Summary Report and Mastercard Summary Report for the month of March 2019, in the amount of $1,579,498.65

2) The Board approved Year Round Grant for Assistance applications as follows:

a) Lone Butte Historical Association - $500 from Area 'L'
b) Eagle View Riding Club - $100 from Area 'D' and $900 split between Areas 'E' and 'K'
c) Wildwood Community and Recreation Association - $500 from Area 'D'
d) Afterburn Barrel Race - $500 split between Areas 'D' and 'E'
e) Tatla Lake Elementary Junior Secondary School (composter) - $850 from Area 'J'


1) The Board received the official results of the Electoral Area 'F' By-Election declared Maureen LeBourdais as successfully elected

2) The Board agreed to abandon a late resolution to the 2019 NCLGA or North Central Local Government Association AGM/Convention concerning the subject of Search and Rescue funding

3) The Board received the Consent and Financial Consent Calendars as of April 12th, 2019

4) The Board received a letter from UBCM President Arjun Singh concerning 2018 Cariboo RD UBCM Resolutions

5) The Board received a copy of a letter from the North Central Local Government Association to BC Premier John Horgan & Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in respect of BC's Caribou Recovery Program


1) The Board received an invitation to attend the 4th Indigenous Resource Opportunities Conference on May 23, 2019 in Nanaimo

Meeting recessed at 11:25am
Meeting resumed at 11:32am


Falko Kadenbach, Vice President of ABC Communications, appeared before the Board to provide a general update on their activities in the Cariboo

A Question/Answer period ensued

The Chair, on behalf of the Board, thanked Mr. Kadenbach for his time and information

Meeting recessed at 12:09pm
Meeting resumed at 12:45pm

Directors' Requests:

1) At the request of Area 'D' Director Steve Forseth -- the Board authorized funding up to $300 from the Area 'D' Director Initiative Fund to host a FireSmart community meeting at the McLeese Lake Community Hall

2) At the request of Area 'D' Director Steve Forseth - the Board approved funding from Electoral Area Administration to attend the BC Broadband Association Conference on April 30th/May 1st, 2019

The Board received the Chair's activity report up to April 10th, 2019

Closed Board Session:

At 12:55pm -- the Board held an In-Camera Meeting in accordance with Section 90(1a - appointment) of the Community Charter

Resume Open Board Meeting:

At 12:57pm -- the Board resumed its' public meeting

Directors' reported on activities in their Electoral Area or Municipality

The Board adjourned at 1:51pm

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