Highlights from the CRD Board meeting on September 9, 2020



CRD Board Highlights: September 9, 2020

CRD Board Highlights provides a brief summary of items from each monthly regional Board meeting. The summary is not inclusive of all agenda items. Please refer to the CRD website for the full agenda, minutes and webcast.


Oak Bay Lodge Planning

The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) Board received a report with an update on planning for Oak Bay Lodge. On July 8, 2020, the CRD Board directed staff to explore the possibility of offering Oak Bay Lodge to BC Housing as COVID-19 temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness. The existing zoning on the site does not support the temporary use of the facility for this purpose and two covenants exist on the property stating that the land be used for public good and that the property must be used as a retirement home. As a result, BC Housing recommends finding other facilities that will meet its need and urgency to provide temporary housing within the region. The CRHD will continue its redevelopment process and public consultation as planned this fall in conjunction with the District of Oak Bay.

Staff Report | Appendix A | Webcast


Solid Waste Management Plan – Traffic Impact Analysis
The CRD Board approved a recommendation that staff report back through the Environmental Services Committee on the additional consultation plan for the residents of Willis Point, Highlands and the Hartland Area. Staff were previously directed to undertake additional work to better understand the potential impacts of moving the commercial truck entrance at Hartland Landfill. A current season traffic impact study will be conducted as an update to the original report, and results will help inform the decision in conjunction with the updated Solid Waste Management Plan.

Staff Report | Appendices | Website | Webcast


Bylaw No. 4366: 2020 to 2024 Financial Plan Bylaw
In compliance with the Local Government Act, the CRD Board amended Bylaw No. 4366 to authorize the changes required to the 2020 to 2024 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4349 as a result of revised operating budgets for Panorama Recreation and SEAPARC. The 2020 operating financial plans for Panorama and SEAPARC are amended to reduce expenses and revenues for cancellation of programs and services as a result of the COVID-19 closures.

Staff Report | Appendix A | Webcast


Bylaw 4362 – Proposed Amendment to Bylaw 4029, Sooke and Electoral Area Recreation and Facilities Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2016
The CRD Board adopted Bylaw No. 4362 to remove Port Renfrew from the Sooke and Electoral Area Recreation and Facilities Service as Port Renfrew residents obtain minimal benefit from the service based on distance. The District of Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director have indicated support for Port Renfrew’s withdrawal from the service.

Staff Report | Bylaw No. 4362 | Webcast


CRD’s response to COVID-19
The process for delegations is continually reviewed and modified to ensure ongoing compliance with directives related to COVID-19. Meeting materials and webcasts remain available online. Applications to address the Board are encouraged by written submissions or phone rather than in-person at this time.


In response to the Ministerial order, we are updating our process for public notices and hearings for land use applications. For more information, please contact the JDF Office here. For more information on communicating with the CRD Board or appearing as a phone-in delegation at a Board or Committee meeting, click here.


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The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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