Metro Board meeting Oct 11 – live video now – Barnston Island Dike, University Endowment Lands governance, Township of Langley land use issues, Coquitlam Regional Context Statement, Translink’s Draft 2014 Base Plan and Outlook.

Metro Vancouver BoardMetro Vancouver Board of Directors is meeting this morning, starting 9 am on Friday, October 11, 2013. If you prefer not to download the 640-page, 47 MB agenda file, here is the main part of the agenda. Key points relate to Barnston Island Dike, University Endowment Lands governance, Township of Langley land use issues, Coquitlam Regional Context Statement, Translink’s Draft 2014 Base Plan and Outlook.

Live web video is here: http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Pages/BoardLiveWebCast.aspx

Note that Metro Vancouver does not, apparently, keep archives of video of their Board and Committee meetings. We urge citizens and all elected officials in the region to strongly request that all these meetings be available in video archive online.

GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (GVRD)
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Friday, October 11, 2013
9:00 A.M.
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia
Membership and Votes
R E V I S E D A G E N D A1

A. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
1. October 11, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda
That the Board adopt the agenda for its regular meeting scheduled for
October 11, 2013 as circulated.

B. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
1. September 27, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
That the Board adopt the minutes for its regular meeting held September 27, 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. INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE – ELECTORAL AREA
SUB-COMMITTEE REPORTS
1.1 Barnston Island Dike Technical Assessment Report
That the Board reiterate to the Province opposition to the proposed transfer
of the Barnston Island Diking District to Metro Vancouver until the Province
has fully addressed all the physical and legal issues associated with the
diking facility.

1.2 Request for UEL Governance Review [University Endowment Lands]
Note: The following recommendation was adopted by both the Electoral
Area Sub-Committee on September 23, 2013 and the Intergovernmental and
Administration Committee on September 26, 2013.
That the Board direct staff to write a letter to both the Community Advisory
Council and the Minister responsible stating that Metro Vancouver has no
objection to a governance study to review the governance structures on the
Point Grey Peninsula.

2. INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE REPORTS
2.1 BC Ferry Authority – Board of Directors Nominee
That the Board delegate to a task force, established by the Chair, the
selection of three (3) Metro Vancouver nominees to the B.C. Ferry Authority
Board of Directors and forward this nomination list to the B.C. Ferry
Authority.

3. REGIONAL PLANNING AND AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE REPORTS
Note: The following items will be considered by the Regional Planning and
Agriculture Committee on October 4, 2013. Any resulting changes to
recommendations will be presented on table at the Board meeting.

3.1 Township of Langley Request to Amend the Regional Growth Strategy Land Use Designation map – North Murrayville
That the Board decline the Township of Langley’s requested Regional
Growth Strategy amendment and not proceed with a Regional Growth
Strategy Amendment Bylaw.

3.2 Township of Langley Request to Amend the Regional Growth Strategy Land Use Designation map – Highway 1 and 200 Street
That the Board decline the Township of Langley’s requested Regional
Growth Strategy amendment and not proceed with a Regional Growth
Strategy Amendment Bylaw.

3.3 Consideration of the City of Coquitlam’s Regional Context Statement
That the Board accept the City of Coquitlam’s Regional Context Statement as
submitted to Metro Vancouver on July 30, 2013.

4. TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORTS
4.1 Comments on Translink’s Draft 2014 Base Plan and Outlook
That the Board receive the report titled, “Comments on TransLink’s Draft
2014 Base Plan and Outlook” for information and convey to TransLink the
comments below as provided by the Transportation Committee at its
October 9, 2013 meeting.

F. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
G. REPORTS NOT INCLUDED IN CONSENT AGENDA

1. REGIONAL PLANNING AND AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE REPORTS
1.1 Township of Langley Request to Amend the Regional Growth Strategy Land Use Designation map – Hendricks
That the Board give first and second readings of Greater Vancouver Regional
District Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1189, 2013, and
instruct staff to set a date for Public Hearing; and Pursuant to Sections 193
and 891 of the Local Government Act, delegate the holding of the Public
Hearing to the Board Directors who are appointed to the Metro Vancouver
Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee and appoint Director Corrigan
or, in the event that Director Corrigan is unavailable, Director Steves, as the
Chair at the Public Hearing.

H. MOTIONS FOR WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN
I. OTHER BUSINESS
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 October 11, 2013 pursuant to the
Community Charter provisions, 90 (2) (b) as follows:
“90 (2) A part of a meeting must be closed to the public if the subject matter being
considered relates to one or more of the following:
(b) the consideration of information received and held in confidence
relating to negotiations between the regional district and a provincial
government or the federal government or both, or between a provincial
government or the federal government or both and a third party.”
K. ADJOURNMENT/TERMINATION
That the Board adjourn/conclude its regular meeting of October 11, 2013.

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One Response to Metro Board meeting Oct 11 – live video now – Barnston Island Dike, University Endowment Lands governance, Township of Langley land use issues, Coquitlam Regional Context Statement, Translink’s Draft 2014 Base Plan and Outlook.

  1. PETRINA ARNASON says:

    Thanks for this post; I watched with great interest the discussion regarding the Township of Langley’s proposed amendments. It would be great, however, if Metro could make these videos available after the fact so that many more could be informed about the ensuing debates regarding such changes.

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