Highlights from a special CRD Board meeting on May 26, 2021 and the regularly scheduled CRD Board meeting on June 9, 2021




CRD Board Highlights: June 9, 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.


Wastewater Treatment Project Completion Report
The Wastewater Treatment Project Board have fulfilled their role and function as defined in the Terms of Reference, and the term of the Project Board concluded on May 24, 2021. The CRD, through the Project Board, planned, procured, and constructed the Wastewater Treatment Project over the period from May 2016 to May 2021, with some obligations remaining to be fulfilled beyond that date. On May 26, the CRD Board received the Wastewater Treatment Project Completion Report for information.

Staff Report | Appendices | Webcast | Media release | Website


Governance Transition report for the Wastewater Treatment Project

The Governance Transition Report was developed to facilitate a comprehensive Wastewater Treatment Project close-out and successful transition from construction to operations for the Wastewater Treatment Project. This report was received for information by the CRD Board at a special meeting on May 26.

Staff Report | Appendices | Website


Repeal of Core Area Wastewater Treatment Project Delegation and Related Delegation Bylaw Amendments

As the Wastewater Treatment Project Board has fulfilled its mandate, the CRD no longer requires specific Project-related delegations of authority. At the same time, the CRD’s other delegation bylaws require minor modifications to clarify delegated authority issues that have arisen since 2017, and to ensure consistency with practice as the infrastructure and service will be managed under the CRD’s existing operational structures. At a special meeting on May 26, the CRD Board read the following bylaws a first, second, and third time and adopted them: Bylaw No. 4348, Bylaw No. 4429, and Bylaw No. 4428.

Staff Report | Appendices | Website


Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
The water quality monitoring program remains an essential component in the delivery of a safe drinking water supply to the region. Monitoring results summarized in the Greater Victoria Drinking Water Quality – 2020 Annual Report indicate good water quality overall with the low risks associated with the unfiltered source water being well managed by the CRD multi-barrier approach. The Annual Drinking water report was approved by the Board and will be submitted to Island Health, as per requirement under the BC Drinking Water Protection Act.

Staff Report | 2020 Annual Report | Website


First Nations Cultural Honorarium Policy

The First Nations Honorarium Policy provides guidance to staff on the process for paying honoraria to First Nations when sharing traditional knowledge or participating in cultural activities. It builds on work the First Nations Relations Division has been initiating over the last number of years and rolls it out across the CRD in a consistent and effective way, with a standardized practice that will enhance financial tracking when honoraria are paid. The key outcomes from this type of approach include greater clarity for CRD staff and First Nations as to how First Nations can be recognized for their voluntary contributions to CRD projects and events as well as enhanced CRD staff competency when looking to invite First Nations into ceremonial or cultural work. The CRD Board received this report for information.
Staff Report | Appendices


Oak Bay Lodge
A report providing an update on the multi-round consultation and engagement process underway for the Oak Bay Lodge Redevelopment was received by the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) Board for information. There was significant interest from the community in the first round of public engagement and those suggestions will be shared and incorporated into the second phase of the process. The second phase of the 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 | Appendices | 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, July 14, 2021


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