Highlights from the CRD Board meeting on December 9, 2020




CRD Board Highlights: December 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.


Capital Region Housing Corporation 2020 Budget

The Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) Board approved the CRHC’s 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets.

CRHC Agenda & Staff Reports | Presentation | Webcast


Oak Bay Lodge Redevelopment Update
The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) Board received an update on the Oak Bay Lodge redevelopment. A multi-round consultation and engagement process will begin in January 2021. The first stage of the process will focus on seeking community feedback and ideas regarding the potential uses to be incorporated into the future development of the Oak Bay Lodge property. The second phase of the multi-round engagement process will focus on reporting out on what was heard from the community during the first round, and introducing potential development concepts for feedback.

Staff Report | Webcast


2021 Committee and External Membership Appointments
The CRD Board received the 2021 standing committee appointments and endorsed external appointments and nominations.

2021 Appointments | Website


Service Fee Agreement re Sewer Charges – District of Oak Bay
The CRD Board approved an agreement with the District of Oak Bay to recover the District’s annual sewer operating costs by way of service fee agreement, rather than requisition.

Staff Report | Appendices


Transportation Gap Summary
The CRD Board approved motions to form a transportation standing committee, and for staff to work with jurisdictional partners and BC Transit to develop a list of regional transportation priorities including low carbon options in order to meet the CRD’s climate targets and report back to the Board for prioritization. Additionally, CRD staff will be researching options for a transportation governance model that will improve regional coordination and provide long-term advocacy and action.
Staff Report | Presentation | Appendices | Media Release | Webcast (COW) | Webcast (CRD Board)


Rowing BC – NextGen Performance Centre, Expression of Interest

The CRD Board endorsed staff responding to the Rowing BC Expression of Interest in order to continue exploring the concept of the NextGen Performance Centre to be located at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. Initial responses are due to Rowing BC by January 11, 2021. No commitments other than an interest to continue the discussions would be made by the CRD at this time.
Staff Report | Appendix A | Webcast


2021 Water Rate Bylaws
The CRD Board has adopted bylaw amendments for the 2021 operating and capital budgets for the Saanich Peninsula Water Service, the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Service and the Regional Water Supply Service. The amendments include the bulk water rate per cubic metre for each service as a result of the November 18, 2020 CRD Board approval of the respective Five Year Capital Plans.

Saanich Peninsula Staff Report & Appendices | Juan de Fuca Staff Report & Appendices | Regional Water Supply Staff Report & Appendices | Drinking Water Systems Website


CRD’s response to COVID-19
In keeping with directives from the Province of BC, the public is not able to attend CRD Board meetings in-person at this time. However, the public may continue to view meeting materials and webcasts online. Written submissions and applications to address the Board are encouraged, with a modified process for delegations electronically.


In response to Ministerial orders, 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.


To find out if the committee/commission you are interested in has an upcoming meeting, click here for agendas.


For more information on the CRD’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/covid.


The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021


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