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CRD Board Highlights - August 21, 2020

Aug 25, 2020

 Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District Board Highlights

For an online (HTML or PDF) version of the CCRHD board meeting agenda, including agenda item summaries and reports please visit: CCHRHD Board Agenda August 21, 2020.

Capital Expenditure Bylaws

The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District Board gave three readings and adopted three capital expenditure bylaws for the 2020/21 fiscal year. The board also received a report updating the impacts of current market conditions on the CCRHD five-year financial plan. The full list of bylaws, items, and funding requests is available on the meeting agenda.

Information Updates

The board received 35 items from Northern Health and Interior Health for its consent calendar. Beverlee Barr, Quesnel Healthcare Recruitment Coordinator provided an update on efforts to recruit healthcare professionals to the region.

Cariboo Regional District Board Highlights

For an online (HTML or PDF) version of the CRD board meeting agenda, including agenda item summaries and reports please visit: CRD Board Agenda August 21, 2020.

Delegations

Chair Margo Wagner, Director Al Richmond and the Cariboo Regional District were recognized by Phyllis Jack-Webstad and Joan Sorley of the Orange Shirt Society for their support of the society and its efforts.

Zoning Amendments

The CRD board gave third reading to South Cariboo Area Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 5210 (Area G – Lac La Hache) and Quesnel Fringe Area Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 5269 and No. 5270 (Area A).

Variance Permits

An application for a development variance permit in 108 Mile Ranch allowing a reduction in front yard setback was deferred until the September CRD board meeting.

Agricultural Land Commission Applications

Two applications to the ALC were received. A request to exempt the 500 square metre limit for a primary residence in the Williams Lake Fringe Area was received and submitted to the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission with a recommendation for approval. An application to subdivide a 49.16 ha parcel of agricultural land near Horse Lake was rejected.

Environmental Services

A funding request for improvements to the Alexandria transfer station was approved and an update on the Quesnel Recycling Depot budget and contract was received.

Temporary Commercial/Industrial Applications

An application to renew a temporary permit allowing 12 RVs on mobile home lots at 1561 Kitsul Road to provide temporary accommodations for workers for an additional two years was approved.

Community Services

A proposal from the Bouchie Lake Recreation Commission for a lighting upgrade at the Bouchie Lake Community Hall was received and $20,300 from the Community Works Fund was allocated to the project.

A request to amend the operations contract of the South Cariboo Regional Airport to facilitate the transfer of the agreement to another party (subject to approval of the CRD) was received and endorsed.

Finance

The Monthly Expenditures Board Summary Report and Mastercard Summary Report for the month of July 2020, were received and ratified.

A grant for assistance request from the Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission was received and a recommendation that a previously approved $5000 grant for playground construction be disbursed to the Recreation Commission was approved.

The 2020 Cariboo Regional District Second Quarter Financial Report was received and endorsed.

Administration

An alternative approval process was endorsed for six Fire Protection Loan Authorizations bylaws authorizing ten-year financing of new equipment for fire protection services:

Cariboo Regional District Lac La Hache Fire Protection Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 5272, 2020 was received with further public consultation to be undertaken before moving forward.

A request from the Northern Secwepemc Cultural Society for support of a grant application was received and a motion to provide a letter of support passed.

An agenda item summary regarding the proposed inclusion of the 150 Mile Ranch lands into the Williams Lake First Nation IR 1 was received with a motion to issue a letter of support carried.

Board Reports and Correspondence

Six items were received to the Board Consent calendar. See the meeting agenda for a complete list (Items 13.1.1 to 13.1.6).

Bylaws for Consideration of Three Readings and Adoption

Cariboo Regional District Deka Lake Fire Protection Service Boundary Amendment Bylaw No. 5283, 2020 was given three readings.

Cariboo Regional District Forest Grove Legion Property Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 5281, 2020 and Quesnel-Hixon Subdivision Erosion Protection Works Service Parcel Tax Bylaw No. 5282, 2020 were given three readings and adopted.

Emerald/Crown Royal Island Parking Service Establishment Bylaw No. 5239, 2019 was defeated.

Bouchie Lake Fire Protection Boundary Expansion Bylaw No. 5279, 2020 was adopted.

Directors’ Requests, Reports, and Appointments

A request from Director Forseth to investigate the feasibility of the North, Central Cariboo/Chilcotin and South Cariboo Economic Development Services merging into one CRD function, was received, and a motion asking for a staff report on same was carried. A request from Director Forseth to ask the Honourable Mike Farnworth, BC’s Minister of Public Safety/Solicitor-General for a formal review of RCMP officer strength for Areas D, E, F, and K was also received and endorsed.

Upcoming Meetings:

CCRHD & CRD Meetings: Friday, September 11, 2020

See the full CCHRD and CRD agenda at cariboord.ca/agendasminutes.

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