WASTE TO ENERGY SELECT COMMITTEE

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Minutes of the meeting of the Waste to Energy Select Committee held on April 05, 2018 in the boardroom of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 550B Comox Road, Courtenay, B.C. commencing at 11:15 am
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:R. NicholLazo North (Area 'B')
Vice-Chair:B. UngerVillage of Gold River
Directors:C. CornfieldCity of Campbell River
 B. WellsCity of Courtenay
Alt. Director:R. KishiVillage of Cumberland
Staff:R. DysonChief Administrative Officer
 J. WarrenGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 A. McGiffordSenior Manager of CSWM Services
 A. BaldwinLegislative Services Assistant
 
Absent:
Directors:J. AbramDiscovery Islands - Mainland Inlets (Area ‘C’)
 
   
ATTENDANCE:
Director Cornfield was not in attendance when the meeting was called to order.
 
 
RECOGNITION OF TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES:
The chair acknowledged that the meeting was being held on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.
 
 
REPORTS:
2017 WASTE COMPOSITION REPORT
 
 
B. Wells/B. Unger: THAT the report dated February 28, 2018 regarding the 2017 waste composition report for waste currently disposed at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre (CVWMC) and the Campbell River Waste Management Centre (CRWMC) be received.
[Item
209Carried
 
WASTE TO ENERGY BUSINESS CASE ASSESSMENT – SCOPE CHANGE #2 RESULTS
 
 
B. Wells/B. Unger: THAT the report dated March 26, 2018 regarding the final results and recommendations pertaining to the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Waste to Energy business case assessment be received. [Item
209Carried
 
Andrew McGifford, Senior Manager CSWM Service, presented information regarding the final results and recommendations pertaining to the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Waste to Energy business case assessment. [Item
 
 
Director Cornfield entered the meeting at 11:32 am.
 
 
Konrad Fichtner, Morrison Hershfield, presented information regarding Waste to Energy Assessment Expanded Results and Recommendations. [Item
 
 
Chair Nichol vacated the role of presiding member at 11:57 am and Director Unger assumed the role of presiding member.
 
 
R. Nichol/C. Cornfield: THAT the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board invite Sustane Technologies Inc. and Waste Treatment Technologies (WTT) Netherlands B.V. to present information regarding each company’s waste management technologies to a future CSWM Board meeting.
209Carried
 
R. Nichol/B. Wells: THAT the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board invite the Ministry of Environment to present information about provincial regulations associated with waste to energy technologies including a discussion on definitions associated with diversion and the reduce, reuse and recycle approach to solid waste management to a future CSWM Board meeting.
209
 
C. Cornfield/B. Unger: THAT the motion be amended to replace "present information about" with "explain the" and to include "the objective for 70%" before diversion.
209Carried
 
Vote on main motion as amended as follows:
 
 
THAT the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board invite the Ministry of Environment to explain the provincial regulations associated with waste to energy technologies including a discussion on definitions associated with the objectives for 70% diversion and the reduce, reuse and recycle approach to solid waste management to a future CSWM Board meeting.
209Carried
 
R. Nichol/B. Wells: THAT the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board direct staff to monitor waste management technology proposed by Sustane Technologies Inc., in Nova Scotia, for up to one year of full operations;

AND FURTHER THAT a report on its effectiveness and efficiencies be presented to the CSWM Board following the monitoring period.
209Carried
 
R. Nichol/B. Wells: THAT the Waste to Energy Business Case Assessment staff report dated March 26, 2018, including the Waste to Energy Assessment report dated March 16, 2018 prepared by Morrison Hershfield, be referred to the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities Special Committee on Waste Management for information.
209Carried
 
TERMINATION:
B. Wells/C. Cornfield: THAT the meeting terminate.
208Carried
 
Time: 1:38 pm
 
 
 Confirmed By:


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Rod Nichol
Chair
 
Certified Correct:


____________________________________
James Warren
General Manager of Corporate Services
 
Recorded By:


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Antoinette Baldwin
Recording Secretary
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