The Metro Vancouver (GVRD) Board of Directors meeting is on right now. Below is the agenda, for the record. The downloadable file (huge at 20 MB in PDF format) is here.
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GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (GVRD)
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Friday, May 2, 2014
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia
Membership and Votes
A G E N D A1
A. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
1. May 2, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
That the GVRD Board adopt the agenda for its regular meeting scheduled for
May 2, 2014 as circulated.
B. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
1. March 28, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
That the GVRD Board adopt the minutes for its regular meeting held March 28, 2014
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. ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS COMMITTEE
1.1 Letter of Request for Continuation of the Provincial Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV)
That the GVRD Board:
a) send a letter to the B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Responsible for Core
Review requesting continuation of the Clean Energy Vehicles (CEV) for British
Columbia Program; and
b) forward a copy of this report to the Mayor and Council of each member
municipality, and Chief and Council of Tsawwassen First Nation, for their
consideration in making a similar request.
1.2 Greater Vancouver Regional District Air Quality Management Bylaw No. 1082,
2008 – Officer Appointment
That the GVRD Board appoint Karen Pyne as an Officer, pursuant to the
Environmental Management Act and Greater Vancouver Regional District Air Quality
Management Bylaw No. 1082, 2008.
1.3 2014 Caring for the Air Report
That the GVRD Board receive for information the report dated March 10, 2014,
titled “2014 Caring for the Air Report”.
1.4 Metro Vancouver Membership in Community Energy Association
That the GVRD Board authorize staff to apply for membership for Metro Vancouver
in the Community Energy Association (CEA).
2. INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE REPORTS
2.1 Metro Vancouver Participation in the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Review Process
That the GVRD Board designate Director Darrell Mussatto as a representative to
participate in the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Elected Officials Roundtable.
2.2 Revised (2013) Howe Sound Community Forum Principles for Cooperation
That the GVRD Board be a signatory to the Revised (2013) Howe Sound Community
Forum Principles for Cooperation.
3. TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORTS
3.1 Metro Vancouver Comments on Port Metro Vancouver’s Draft Land Use Plan
That the GVRD Board:
a) endorse the comments on Port Metro Vancouver’s Draft Land Use Plan as
contained in the report titled, “Metro Vancouver Comments (2014) on Port
Metro Vancouver’s Draft Land Use Plan”, dated February 24, 2014; and
b) reiterate the Board’s objection to the use of agricultural land for port purposes;
c) request that Port Metro Vancouver respond to the issues identified in the report
prior to finalizing the Draft Land Use Plan.
3.2 2012/13 (Year 8) TransLink Federal Gas Tax Application
That the GVRD Board receive for information the March 5, 2014 report titled
“2012/13 (Year 8) TransLink Federal Gas Tax Application” and requests the Province
and Union of British Columbia Municipalities to replace the Gas Tax Management
Committee with the Metro Vancouver Board for the approval and distribution of
future Gas Tax Program funds under the new Federal Building Canada Program.
4. HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORTS
4.1 Regional Affordable Housing Strategy Update – Discussion Paper
That the GVRD Board endorse the report entitled “Regional Affordable Housing
Strategy Update – Discussion Paper” dated March 25, 2014, direct staff to initiate
stakeholder consultation and forward the report to member municipalities and
other interested agencies for their information and comment.
5. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS
5.1 Draft Audited 2013 Financial Statements
That the GVRD Board approve the Audited 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements
for the Greater Vancouver Regional District, and receive for information the Metro
Vancouver Housing Corporation Audited 2013 Financial Statements.
5.2 2013 Financial Results Year-End
That the GVRD Board receive the report dated March 28, 2014 titled “2013 Financial
Results Year-End” for information.
5.3 Status of Reserves
That the GVRD Board approve the application of reserves as set out in Schedules 1
and 2 of the report titled “Status of Reserves” dated March 28, 2014.
5.4 Elevator Replacement at MPIII – 5945 Kathleen Avenue
That the GVRD Board approve the use of up to $600,000 (exclusive of GST) from
corporate reserves to implement and fund the upgrade of both main elevators at
5945 Kathleen Avenue.
5.5 City of Burnaby Hotel Room Tax Renewal
That the GVRD Board consent to the City of Burnaby renewing the Hotel Room Tax
for an additional 5 year period at the existing rate of 2%.
6. CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER REPORTS
6.1 Change in Directorship of the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation – 2014
That the GVRD Board, representing the Greater Vancouver Regional District as sole
shareholder of the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation (the Company):
a) Remove Bob Long as Director of the Company effective May 2, 2014;
b) Appoint Stephen Ferguson, who has consented in writing, as director of the
Company effective May 2, 2014 to hold office until the next annual general
meeting of the Company or unanimous resolutions consented to in lieu of
holding an annual general meeting, or until his successor is appointed;
c) Authorize the Greater Vancouver Regional District Chief Administrative Officer
to sign, on behalf of the sole shareholder of the Company being the Greater
Vancouver Regional District, the Unanimous Consent Resolution of the
Shareholder of Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation to change the directors of
6.2 GVRD Nominee to the 2014-2015 E-Comm Board of Directors
That the GVRD Board designate Gayle Martin as Metro Vancouver nominee to the EComm
Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term.
F. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
G. REPORTS NOT INCLUDED IN CONSENT AGENDA
1. INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE REPORTS
1.1 Greater Vancouver Regional District Procedure Bylaw Number 1205, 2014
a) That the GVRD Board introduce and give first, second and third reading to
Greater Vancouver Regional District Procedure Bylaw Number 1205, 2014.
b) That the GVRD Board reconsider, pass and finally adopt Greater Vancouver
Regional District Procedure Bylaw Number 1205, 2014.
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 regular meeting scheduled for May 2, 2014 pursuant to the
Community Charter provisions, Section 90 (1) (e), (g), and (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:
(c) labour relations or other employee relations;
(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if
the board or committee considers that disclosure could reasonably be
expected to harm the interests of the regional district;
(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the regional district;
(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including
communications necessary for that purpose.”
That the GVRD Board adjourn/conclude its regular meeting of May 2, 2014.
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