COMOX STRATHCONA WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Minutes of the meeting of the Comox Valley Regional District (Comox Strathcona Waste Management) Board of Directors held on January 14, 2021 in the Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 9:32 am.
 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:A. HamirLazo North (Area B)
Directors:D. ArbourBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A)
 J. AbramDiscovery Islands - Mainland Inlets (Area C)
 N. AndersonCortes (Area B)
 C. EvansCity of Campbell River
 C. CornfieldCity of Campbell River
 M. McCollumCity of Courtenay
 E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area C)
 D. HillianCity of Courtenay
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 B. LeighOyster Bay – Buttle Lake (Area D)
 A. AdamsCity of Campbell River
 W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 B. UngerVillage of Gold River
 G. WhalleyKyuquot – Nootka/Sayward (Area A)
 W. MorinCity of Courtenay
Alt. Directors:A. BissingerTown of Comox
 S. SullivanVillage of Cumberland
 N. MinionsTown of Comox
 S. PoulsenVillage of Sayward
Staff:R. DysonChief Administrative Officer
 J. WarrenDeputy Chief Administrative Officer
 M. RuttenGeneral Manager of Engineering Services
 J. MartensGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 L. DennisManager of Legislative Services
 A. BaldwinLegislative Services Assistant
 
Absent:
Directors:J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 C. MogloveCity of Campbell River
 
   
ATTENDANCE:
Director Hamir, as Vice-Chair of the Comox Valley Regional District Board, assumed the role of presiding member.
 
 
With the exception of Chair Hamir, Director Leigh and Director Arbour, all board members participated in the meeting by electronic means.

Also in attendance were K. Douville, C. Wile and S. Willie, CVRD.

M. Foort, Chief Financial Officer, attended by electronic means.
 
 
CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
B. Leigh/G. Whalley: THAT the agenda be approved as presented.
208Carried
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
D. Hillian/G. Whalley: THAT the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board minutes dated December 3, 2020 be adopted. [Item
208Carried
 
REPORTS:
COMOX STRATHCONA WASTE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
 
 
D. Hillian/C. Evans: THAT the minutes of the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Advisory Committee meeting held December 22, 2020 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
2021 – 2025 PROPOSED FINANCIAL PLAN – CSWM SERVICE – FUNCTION 391
 
 
B. Leigh/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT the report dated January 7, 2021 regarding the proposed 2021-2025 financial plan and capital plan highlights for the Solid Waste Service, functions 391-393 be received. [Item
209
 
M. Rutten, General Manager of Engineering Services, presented information regarding the proposed 2021-2025 financial plan and capital plan highlights for the Solid Waste Service, functions 391-393. [Item
 
 
D. Hillian/B. Leigh: THAT the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board endorses the planned 2020 capital procurement outlined in Table 2 of the January 7, 2021 financial plan staff report, for the 2021 capital projects.
209Carried
 
REQUEST TO WAIVE FEES FOR CAMPBELL RIVER RESIDENTS YARD WASTE DROP-OFF
 
 
B. Unger/N. Minions: THAT the report dated January 5, 2021 regarding the request from the City of Campbell River to waive the $10 minimum charge fee for landfill yard waste drop-off for the citizens of Campbell River be received. [Item
209Carried
 
S. Willie, Solid Waste Analyst, provided an overview of the report dated January 5, 2021 regarding the request from the City of Campbell River to waive the $10 minimum charge fee for landfill yard waste drop-off for the citizens of Campbell River.
 
 
D. Hillian/M. McCollum: THAT the Comox Strathcona Waste Management service continue to support the receipt and processing of yard waste pursuant to Bylaw No.170 being “Solid Waste Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 170, 2011” to fund the cost.
209Carried
 
The following directors voted in opposition to the motion: Abram, Adams, Anderson, Cornfield, Davis, Evans, Grieve, Kerr, Poulsen, Unger, and Whalley.
 
 
CSWM MANAGEMENT REPORT:
 
 
B. Leigh/C. Cornfield: THAT the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Board management report dated January 2021 be received. [Item
208Carried
 
NEW BUSINESS:
With the unanimous consent of the board the following item was added to the agenda.
 
 
FIRE REDUCTION PROGRAMS
 
 
D. Arbour/E. Grieve: THAT staff be directed to prepare a report in collaboration with the Chief Administrative Officer from the Strathcona Regional District regarding grant programs for wood chipping and the required removal of chips as part of the fire hazard reduction programs.
209Carried
 
TERMINATION:
B. Leigh/C. Cornfield: THAT the meeting terminate.
208
 
Time: 11:08 am.
 
 
 Confirmed this 11th day of March, 2021:


____________________________________
Arzeena Hamir
Chair
 
Certified Correct:


____________________________________
Lisa Dennis
Manager of Legislative Services
 
Recorded By:


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Antoinette Baldwin
Legislative Services Assistant
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