Meeting #:
CVRD Civic Room, 770 Harmston Ave, Courtenay

We respectfully acknowledge that the land we gather on is on the Unceded
territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land.

Presentation to Council on the progress of the Kus-kus-sum project including updates for 2023/2024 work plan, and long-term planning items from:

Caitlin Pierzchalski, Executive Director - Project Watershed

WHEREAS school active travel planning has many benefits for students, the community, and the environment, and

WHEREAS the Arden Green Team wishes to develop safe active travel opportunities for Arden Elementary students and families,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council direct staff to prepare a report that outlines the options, costs and feasibility for the safety improvements requested by the Arden Green Team Delegation on Nov 21, 2022,

AND THAT Council direct staff to develop a Safe and Active Schools Program for all schools in Courtenay, in conjunction with the School District that will identify traffic safety issues on fronting and adjacent streets to schools, recommend short- and long-term mitigation measures, and create a capital program, including an implementation plan, for school traffic safety improvements across the City.  

Council received a presentation at the December 12, 2022 Council meeting on the Wachiay Affordable Housing Project, a 40-unit building at 1679 McPhee Avenue, from Roger Kishi, Coordinator - Homeless & Housing Programs - Wachiay Friendship Centre; and Lindsay Monk - M'akola Development Services. The project is in the pre-development stage and has been named Naut’sa mawt, a Coast Salish term meaning “together as one”. Council was requested to consider paying the Development Cost Charges for this project, which are estimated at $88 468.55.

WHEREAS the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) represents the interests of member municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction; and
WHEREAS FCM’s Board of Directors is comprised of elected municipal officials from all regions and sizes of communities to form a broad base of support and provide FCM with the united voice required to carry the municipal message to the federal government; 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the City of Courtenay endorse Councillor Will Cole-Hamilton to stand for election on FCM’s Board of Directors for the period starting in January 2023 and ending May 31, 2023; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Council assume all costs associated with Councillor Will Cole-Hamilton attending FCM’s Board of Directors meetings.

THAT Council close the meeting to the public pursuant to the following subsections of the Community Charter:

90  (1) (e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality; and

(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.