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 with a request for a without cost land allocation to support the building of a permanent home for Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue future operations:

  • Bronwen Beedle, Treasurer, CVGSAR, and 
  • Darren Boss, Director at Large, CVGSAR 

WHEREAS the BC government has committed to utilize surplus and additional funding in Budget 2023 for mental health & substance use services; and

WHEREAS the Comox Valley currently lacks the continuum of mental health and substance use services locally including medical detox, inhalation overdose prevention services, mental health treatment facilities, managed alcohol programs, Indigenous healing services, substance use treatment facilities, and second stage housing;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Courtenay advocate to the Premier, Ministers of Health and Mental Health & Addictions to increase funding to Island Health, local non-profits and private providers for the purpose of filling the gap in mental health and substance use services in the Comox Valley; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City write to regional local government partners to seek interest in submitting a shared regional letter to the BC Government.

WHEREAS numerous citizens and business owners have expressed concern this winter regarding the general appearance of West Courtenay; and

WHEREAS a co-ordinated community clean up would provide the opportunity for citizens to work together to improve the current look and feel of the community; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City organize a Spring clean up, including the following elements:

  • Engagement of local businesses and community agencies and their clients to focus on downtown and to include litter and graffiti;
  • Encouragement and facilitation of neighbourhood clean ups, including the trimming of hedges intruding on City sidewalks; and
  • The remediation of known sites of excess garbage.

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

90   (1) A part of a council meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to or is one or more of the following:

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality;

(f) law enforcement, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the conduct of an investigation under or enforcement of an enactment;

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality; 

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

(j) information that is prohibited, or information that if it were presented in a document would be prohibited, from disclosure under section 21 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.