Metro Vancouver Board of Directors will hold its inaugural meeting on December 13, 2013, starting at 9 am. For convenience, we copy the agenda below. (Download PDF – 61 pages here.) Some items that caught our attention are:
- Board is considering approval of up to $705,000 to fix water ingress problems with the Head Office building. Attached documents state that the building itself “has a market value of about $50,000,000, so this repair is justified to preserve the value of this asset.” The building is thirty years old.
- Metro Vancouver Donation Policy – staff are to be asked to draft a policy dealing with donations to Metro Vancouver. This was precipitated by financial bequest recently received by Metro Vancouver for parks programs and projects.
- Renewal of the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy Program 2014-2019
- Proposed Port Alberni Trans-shipment Hub and Potential Short-sea Shipping Service to Metro Vancouver
- Approval to borrow up to $10 million for 2014 (apparently to cover cash flow, in anticipation of revenues)
Related: Metro Vancouver sticks with chair Greg Moore and vice chair Raymond Louie, Stephen Hui, 13-Dec-2013, Georgia Straight.
GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (GVRD)
INAUGURAL BOARD MEETING
Friday, December 13, 2013
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia
Membership and Votes
A G E N D A1
1. Board Chair
Designated Speaker: Paulette Vetleson, Corporate Officer
2. Board Vice Chair
Designated Speaker: Board Chair
3. Alternate Board Chair and/or Alternate Board Vice Chair
Designated Speaker: Board Chair
Note: In the event the elected Board Chair or Vice Chair is not a member of the Greater
Vancouver Water District and/or the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District, an Alternate Board Chair or Alternate Board Vice Chair must be separately elected for that
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A. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
1. December 13, 2013 Inaugural Meeting Agenda
That the GVRD Board adopt the agenda for its inaugural meeting scheduled for December 13, 2013 as circulated.
B. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
1. November 29, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
That the GVRD Board adopt the minutes for its regular meeting held November 29, 2013 as circulated.
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. FINANCE REPORTS
1.1 Head Office West Wall Water Ingress Remediation
That the GVRD Board approve the use of Corporate Reserve funds up to $705,000
(exclusive of GST) to implement and fund the attached proposal as put forward in
order to maintain asset value and exterior wall integrity of the Head Office building.
1.2 Metro Vancouver Donation Policy
That the GVRD Board direct staff to prepare a policy dealing with donations to
Metro Vancouver, for consideration by the Board.
2. HOUSING REPORTS
2.1 Renewal of the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy Program 2014-2019
– Metro Vancouver’s Role
That the GVRD Board approve submission of an application for Metro Vancouver to
continue to serve as the ‘Community Entity’ for the region, administering the federal
Homelessness Partnering Strategy (‘HPS’) program for an additional five years from
April 2014 to March 2019, and that this approval be given subject to consideration
and final review of the HPS contract terms and conditions by the GVRD Board in
3. TRANSPORTATION REPORTS
3.1 Proposed Port Alberni Trans-shipment Hub and Potential Short-sea Shipping
Service to Metro Vancouver
That the GVRD Board provide a letter to the Port Alberni Port Authority expressing
support for their further evaluation of a proposed Port Alberni trans-shipment hub
that could provide short-sea shipping service to the Metro Vancouver region.
F. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
G. REPORTS NOT INCLUDED IN CONSENT AGENDA
1. FINANCE REPORTS
1.1 GVRD Temporary Borrowing Authority – Bylaw No. 1195, 2013
a) That the GVRD Board give first, second and third reading to “Greater
Vancouver Regional District Temporary Loan Bylaw 1195, 2013” which
authorizes the borrowing from the District’s Banker or others in the course of
the calendar year 2014 in anticipation of the collection of its revenue, of a sum
or sums of money, the outstanding total of which shall not exceed $10 million
at any one time, in aggregate for all Metro Vancouver entities, by the issue of
promissory notes or by such other means as are appropriate.
b) That the GVRD Board reconsider, pass and finally adopt “Greater Vancouver
Regional District Temporary Loan Bylaw 1195, 2013”.
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 GVRD Board close its inaugural meeting scheduled for December 13, 2013 pursuant
to the Community Charter provisions, Section 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.”
That the GVRD Board adjourn/conclude its inaugural meeting of December 13, 2013.