Highlights from the CRD Board meeting on February 10, 2021

 

 

 

CRD Board Highlights: February 10, 2021


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.


 

CRD Regional Trails Visitor Use Survey - 2019

The Board received the 2019 CRD Regional Trails Visitor Use Survey which summarizes key responses provided by respondents regarding their use of, and experiences on, the regional trails. The survey results will help guide staff in planning for the future management of the regional trails and identify emerging visitor use trends, as well as provide a baseline for subsequent surveys.

Staff Report | Appendix

 

Regional Trails Widening Study
The Board received the Regional Trails Widening Study and directed staff to conduct public engagement on the 6.5m separated use pathway design with lighting and implementation priorities as recommended, including consideration of low‑intensity lighting on the trail segment adjacent to Swan Lake, aiming for balance between wildlife and public safety considerations. Staff will report back to a future committee meeting with further recommendations and will aim to expedite public engagement and detailed design, with a view toward having a shovel ready project.
Staff Report | Appendix | Webcast

 

Wastewater Treatment Project Q3 and Q4 2020 Quarterly Reports
The Wastewater Treatment Project Q3 and Q4 2020 Quarterly Reports were received by the Board for information from the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee. These comprehensive quarterly reports cover the reporting period of July-September 2020 and October-December 2020 respectively and outline the progress made on the Wastewater Treatment Project over this time.

Staff Report Q3 | Staff Report Q4 | Website

 

Award of Contract – Construction Management Services for the Demolition of Oak Bay Lodge
The Capital Regional Hospital District Board awarded a contract to Unitech Construction Management to oversee the demolition of the Oak Bay Lodge building. Demolition and remediation is expected to take 8 to 10 months. Community consultation on the future use of the property will resume in spring 2021.

Staff Report | Appendices | Website | Webcast

 

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program; COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (Regional Parks Service)
The Board endorsed the submission of a grant application for the Galloping Goose Bridge Replacements & Repair Project through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, which provides funding to public infrastructure projects in BC. This new stream of grant funding was developed in an effort to provide immediate funding to eligible recipients, including local governments, to help address the impacts of COVID-19, and fund other infrastructure projects.

Staff Report | Appendices | Webcast

 

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program; COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (Electoral Area Projects)
The Board endorsed the submission of three grant applications for Electoral Area projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, which provides funding to public infrastructure projects in BC. The three grant applications include the Willis Point Water Tank Project in the Juan de Fuca; the Drake Road Trail Upgrades Project on Salt Spring Island; and the Einar’s Hill By-Pass Route (Multi-Use Trail) Project on the Southern Gulf Islands.

Staff Report | Appendices | Webcast

 

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.

 

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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, March 10, 2021


 

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