Regional board briefs: Acclaims board chair; Accepts OCP amendment application

Acclaims board chair
Electoral Area A director Patrick Brabazon will handle Powell River Regional District board chair duties for another year. Brabazon was acclaimed as the board’s chair at the regional district’s 2017/2018 inaugural meeting on November 23. The seven-director regional board will again have a rotating schedule for directors to share its vice-chair duties.

Accepts OCP amendment application
The regional board accepted an application to amend the Electoral Area C official community plan on November 23. If amended, the change will designate property located at 10577 Highway 101 for residential use and allow for a subdivision application for the Sandstone housing development near Lang Bay.

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Approves regional garbage plan
The regional board approved the committee of whole’s recommendation to submit the 2017 Solid Waste Management Plan Update to BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy once it has been reviewed by City of Powell River and Tla’amin Nation.

Names Lund park
The regional district’s 14.9-acre Lund Gazebo property was designated as the local government’s newest regional park on November 23 and named End of the Road Regional Park. The board also noted that when the regional district’s legislation for designating community parks is complete, End of the Road will be up for consideration.

Awards upgrade contract
Powell River contractor Darren Marquis Construction has been granted a $272,264.93 contract to upgrade the Texada Medical Centre as per Vancouver Coastal Health requirements. The board also directed staff to provide a 20 per cent contingency fund of$54,452.99 for the project in the 2018 budget.

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