Metro Vancouver Board Meeting Fri July 26 has MAJOR items – RGS, RCS, finances, borrowing, transportation

For its last Board meeting of the summer, the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors has some BIG issues on its plate. Key words include Howe Sound, Port Coquitlam, City of Langley, City of Vancouver, Corporation of Delta, MK Delta Lands, Township of Langley, Financial Projection for 2014 to 2018, Financial Performance Report to end of May 2013, Regional Transportation Strategy Framework, City of Port Moody, borrowing by municipalities, etc.

Foremost is the acceptance of Regional Context Statements from some municipalities, and discussion on status of those municipalities that have not yet submitted. The official deadline for RCS submission was to be July 29, 2013, but some municipalities do not intend to meet it.

For people not inclined to download the 30MB agenda file and associated documents, we copy the text of the agenda. Our apologies for any formatting mess, caused by our own time constraints. We have bolded some items of particular importance.

Anyone wishing to speak to the Board must submit the request 48 hours before the meeting (i.e., by 9:00 am Wednesday). This is your chance to register your concerns directly to the Board, particularly if you feel that due process has not been followed in your own municipality, or if your concerns at a lower level have not been conveyed to the Board properly.

Download all documents (warning – 30 MB in size!):
http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/GVRD%20Board/RD-26_Jul_13-AGE.pdf

GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (GVRD)
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Friday, July 26, 2013
9:00 A.M.
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia
Membership and Votes
A G E N D A1

A. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
1. July 26, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda
That the Board adopt the agenda for its regular meeting scheduled for July 26, 2013
as circulated.

B. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
1. July 12, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
That the Board adopt the minutes for its regular meeting held July 12, 2013 as
circulated.

C. DELEGATIONS

D. INVITED PRESENTATIONS

E. CONSENT AGENDA
Note: Directors may adopt in one motion all recommendations appearing on the Consent
Agenda or, prior to the vote, request an item be removed from the Consent Agenda for
debate or discussion, voting in opposition to a recommendation, or declaring a conflict of
interest with an item.

1. REGIONAL PLANNING AND AGRICULTURE REPORTS
1.1 Land Use Planning For Howe Sound
That the Board receive for information the report dated June 14, 2013, titled “Land
Use Planning For Howe Sound”.
1 Note: Recommendation is shown under each item, where applicable.

Agenda Page 2 of 6
1.2 Regional Context Statements and Associated Regional Growth Strategy
Amendment Processes
That the Board receive the report titled “Regional Context Statements and
Associated Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Processes”, dated June 25, 2013
for information.

1.3 Consideration of the City of Port Coquitlam’s Regional Context Statement
That the Board accept the City of Port Coquitlam’s Regional Context Statement as
submitted to Metro Vancouver on June 20, 2013.

1.4 Consideration of the City of Langley Regional Context Statement
That the Board accept the City of Langley’s Regional Context Statement as
submitted to Metro Vancouver on June 18, 2013.

1.5 Consideration of the City of Vancouver’s Regional Context Statement
That the Board accept the City of Vancouver’s Regional Context Statement as
submitted to Metro Vancouver on June 14, 2013.

1.6 Corporation of Delta Request to Amend the Regional Growth Strategy for the MK Delta Lands
That the Board:
a) initiate the process for a Type 2 amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy for
the amendment requested by the Corporation of Delta to expand the Urban
Containment Boundary and change the regional land use designation from
Conservation and Recreation to General Urban for a parcel located near the
intersection of Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue; and
b) direct staff to provide written notice of the proposed Type 2 amendment to all
affected local governments and appropriate agencies.

1.7 Township of Langley Request to Amend the Regional Growth Strategy
That the Board:
a) initiate Regional Growth Strategy amendment procedures for three
amendments requested by the Township of Langley; and
b) direct staff to provide written notice of the proposed amendments to all
affected local governments and appropriate agencies.

1.8 Update on the Status of Submissions of Regional Context Statements
That the Board request that municipalities that have not submitted a Regional
Context Statement by the July 29, 2013 deadline provide a status of their Regional
Context Statement and the intended timing for submitting the Regional Context
Statement.

Agenda Page 3 of 6

1.9 Awarding 2013 Agriculture Awareness Grants
That the Board award Agricultural Awareness Grants to the following nine non-profit
organizations:
a) BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation for the “Take a Bite of BC” project
for the amount of $7,180;
b) BC Chicken Grower’s Association for the “Poultry in Motion Educational Mini
Barn” project for the amount of $7,320;
c) Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust for the “Day at the Farm” event for the amount
of $3,000;
d) Earthwise Garden for the “Grow with Me” for the amount of $3,500;
e) Environmental Youth Alliance for the “Pollinators Paradise” project in the
amount of $2,000;
f) Growing Chefs for the “Classroom Gardening Program” for the amount of
$5,000;
g) Langley Environmental Partners Society for the Seed to Plate: Community Action
for a Sustainable Food System” project for the amount of $5,000;
h) Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Agricultural Association for the “Backyard Farming”
display at County Fest for the amount of $2,500;
i) North Shore Neighbourhood House for the “Loutet Farm” project for the
amount of $4,500.

2. ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS REPORTS
2.1 Central Burrard Inlet – Westridge Terminal – Emergency Preparedness Study
That the Board write a letter to Kinder Morgan Canada expressing its endorsement
of suggestions presented in correspondence dated June 26, 2013 from Ralph Drew,
Mayor, Village of Belcarra to Ian Anderson, President, Kinder Morgan Canada,
regarding Central Burrard Inlet – Westridge Terminal – Emergency Preparedness
Study.

3. INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND ADMINISTRATION REPORTS


3.1 Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues and Post-Dialogue Forum: Paying for Our Cities
That the Board direct staff to develop a proposed approach to establish a more
formalized structure to engage the business community and key stakeholders
around a regional economic strategy and forward a copy of the Future of the
Region Sustainability Dialogues and Post-Dialogue Forum: Paying for Our Cities”
report to member municipalities and other related agencies for their information
and comment.

3.2 National Zero Waste Council
That the Board approve additional funds of $110,000 in 2014 and $110,000 in 2015
for a total of $220,000 to supplement existing in kind support provided by Metro
Vancouver to cover anticipated project delivery and meeting/Annual General
Meeting costs for the establishment of the National Zero Waste Council.

Agenda Page 4 of 6

4. FINANCE REPORTS
Note: The following items will be considered by the Finance Committee on July 19, 2013.
Any resulting changes to recommendations will be presented on table at the Board meeting.

4.1 Financial Projection for 2014 to 2018
That the Board endorse the five year financial framework for 2014-2018 for budget
and long range planning purposes as outlined in the report titled “Financial
Projections for 2014 to 2018”, dated July 5, 2013.

4.2 Financial Performance Report to end of May 2013
That the Board receive the report titled “Financial Performance Report to end of
May 2013”, dated June 28, 2013 for information

5. TRANSPORTATION AND REGIONAL PLANNING AND AGRIGULTURE REPORTS
Note: The following item will be considered at the joint meeting of the Transportation and
Regional Planning and Agriculture Committees on July 23, 2013. Any resulting changes to
the recommendation will be presented on table at the Board meeting.

51. Updated Comments on the Regional Transportation Strategy Framework
That the Board convey the comments in this report on the draft Regional
Transportation Strategy Framework to the TransLink Board and Mayors’ Council on
Regional Transportation.

6. CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER REPORTS

6.1 Delegation Executive Summaries Presented at Committee – July 2013
That the Board receive for information the report dated July 16, 2013, titled
Delegation Executive Summaries Presented at Committee – July 2013 containing
summaries received from the following delegates:
A. Eric Wirsching

MetroVanWatch note: It appears that not a single detail of an important presentation by Mr. Wirsching on the MK Delta Lands major development project is not being conveyed to the Board. This appears to be normal protocol by Metro Vancouver. See our story and his presentation here: Test case for green protection in Delta’s Burns Bog under Regional Growth Strategy? — Student presents facts on MK Delta Lands mega-development proposal

F. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

G. REPORTS NOT INCLUDED IN CONSENT AGENDA

1. REGIONAL PLANNING AND AGRICULTURE REPORTS
1.1 Consideration of “Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth Strategy
Amendment Bylaw No. 1185, 2013” to Create Three Additional Regional Growth
Strategy Special Study Areas in the City of Port Moody
That the Board:
a) give first, second and third reading to the “Greater Vancouver Regional District
Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1185, 2013”;
b) reconsider, pass and finally adopt “Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional
Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1185, 2013”;
c) resolve that, as of today’s date, Regional Growth Strategy Map 12 “Special Study
Areas and Sewerage Extension Areas”, applies to Port Moody; and

Agenda Page 5 of 6
d) request that the City of Port Moody adopt a Council resolution that as of today’s
date, the Regional Growth Strategy land use designations applicable to the Petro
Canada Refinery lands, Mill and Timber site and Imperial Oil lands do apply to
the City of Port Moody.

2. FINANCE REPORTS
Note: The following items will be considered by the Finance Committee on July 19, 2013.
Any resulting changes to recommendations will be presented on table at the Board meeting.

2.1 Borrowing for Member Municipalities – GVRD Security Issuing Bylaw 1187, 2013 –
MFA Fall 2013
That the Board:
a) pursuant to Sections 182(1)(b) and 182(2)(a) of the Community Charter, give
consent to the request for financing from the City of Coquitlam in the amount of
$17,874,000; and
b) give first, second and third reading to “Greater Vancouver Regional District
Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1187, 2013” being a bylaw to authorize the entering
into of an Agreement respecting financing between the Greater Vancouver
Regional District and the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia; and
c) reconsider, pass and finally adopt “Greater Vancouver Regional District Security
Issuing Bylaw No. 1187, 2013”; and
d) forward “Greater Vancouver Regional District Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1187,
2013” to the Inspector of Municipalities for Certificate of Approval.

2.2 Borrowing for Member Municipalities – GVRD Security Issuing Bylaw 1188, 2013 –MFA Fall 2013
That the Board:
a) pursuant to Sections 182(1)(b) and 182(2)(a) of the Community Charter, give
consent to the request for financing from the City of Surrey in the amount of
$67,335,000; and
b) give first, second and third reading to “Greater Vancouver Regional District
Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1188, 2013” being a bylaw to authorize the entering
into of an Agreement respecting financing between the Greater Vancouver
Regional District and the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia; and
c) reconsider, pass and finally adopt “Greater Vancouver Regional District Security
Issuing Bylaw No. 1188, 2013”; and
d) forward “Greater Vancouver Regional District Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1188,
2013” to the Inspector of Municipalities for Certificate of Approval.

H. MOTIONS FOR WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN

I. OTHER BUSINESS

Agenda Page 6 of 6

J. RESOLUTION TO CLOSE MEETING
Note: The Board must state by resolution the basis under section 90 of the Community
Charter on which the meeting is being closed. If a member wishes to add an item the basis
must be included below.
That the Board close its regular meeting scheduled for July 26, 2013 pursuant to the
Community Charter provisions, Section 90 (1) (i) as follows:
“90 (1) A part of a board meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being
considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including
communications necessary for

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One Response to Metro Vancouver Board Meeting Fri July 26 has MAJOR items – RGS, RCS, finances, borrowing, transportation

  1. Pingback: CityHallWatch asks all Metro city councils NOT to accept Vancouver’s Regional Context Statement on July 26, instead to urge more consultation | MetroVanWatch

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