Highlights from the CRD Board meeting on June 8, 2022.



CRD Board Highlights: June 8, 2022

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.


Curbside Blue Box Recycling – 2024 and Beyond
Recycle BC and the CRD have worked together successfully to provide residential curbside recycling services in the capital region since May 2014. The CRD Board received an update on the Curbside Recycling Program and has directed staff to accept the Recycle BC one-year extension to their current agreement with the CRD to provide service to the end of 2024, and then enter into a new five-year agreement with Recycle BC to provide residential curbside recycling services for the capital region on its behalf for January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2029. Staff have also been directed to issue a Request for Proposals for a six-year contract to provide residential curbside blue box collection, from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2029. The Request for Proposals will include incentives of a scoring system to increase the likelihood of the provision of low or zero emission collection vehicles. Staff will return to the Environmental Services Committee and the Capital Regional District Board for direction prior to awarding the Request for Proposals.
Staff Report | Appendices | Website


2022 Master Plan – Regional Water Supply Service
The CRD Board received the Regional Water Supply Service 2022 Master Plan for information. This plan focuses on a new infrastructure program intended to address the highest risks facing the Regional Water Supply System including lack of redundancy of critical components, climate change impacts, seismic vulnerabilities, and changing water treatment needs, as well as increasing water supply to serve a growing population to 2050 and beyond. The plan is available for public review and comment at getinvolved.crd.bc.ca. Feedback collected will be presented to the Regional Water Supply Commission this summer, with further engagement carried out as each project is designed and implemented.
Staff Report | Appendices | Media Release | Website


Southern Gulf Islands Transportation Integration Plan and Service Establishment Bylaw

After a year-long public engagement process, the CRD Board received the Southern Gulf Islands Transportation Integration Plan for information and endorsed proceeding with next steps towards the creation of a new transportation service for the Southern Gulf Islands. The Board read Bylaw No. 4484, “Southern Gulf Islands Transportation Service Establishing Bylaw No. 1, 2022” a first second and third time and directed staff to implement the elector approval process by way of referendum which will take place on October 15, 2022 in concurrence with the General Local Election. If this bylaw receives elector approval it will establish a new integrated transportation service for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area to coordinate, fund, and operate land and water-based transportation services within the electoral area beginning in 2023.

Staff Report | Appendices | Website


Goose Management Update
Increasing populations of Canada Geese in the capital region are causing significant impacts to estuary habitats, near shore islands in the ecological reserves, recreational beaches and lakes, playing fields and agricultural crops. This results in increasing pressure on local governments to take more coordinated actions between land use agencies under various jurisdictions. The CRD Board directed staff to bring back a report outlining costs for a Canada Goose Management Service.
Staff Report | Appendices | Webcast


The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022


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