2000 Resolutions

Year: 2000    Category:  Emergency Resolution    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Coastal Communities

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we incorporate coastal communities in the name of our organization to read “Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities”.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: NOT Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Ministerial Approval of Regional District Plans

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Regional District be allowed to adopt Community Plans without ministerial approval.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: NOT Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Deadline for Completion of Financial Plan

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities propose to the Minister of Municipal Affairs an amendment to the Municipal Act to require completion of an approved financial plan by December 31st each year for the next fiscal year, plus a further four years as required under the current Municipal Act.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Resource Extraction Permitting

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities recommend to the Minister of Energy and Mines that local government be included in the process to permit or disallow resource extraction on sites within their boundaries.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: NOT Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Voter Identification

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that small communities under 5,000 be allowed not to require two pieces of identification for voter registration.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Condominium Construction Standards

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities be urged to petition the province for more substantial legislation to protect local governments when condominium owners sue for building water damage.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: NOT Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Storm Drainage

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the Province of British Columbia be strongly encouraged to enact legislation that bars any action in negligence or nuisance against public authorities in respect of water discharged from culvert crossings that have been in place for 10 years or more.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: REFERRED
Resolution:  Campaign Financing Recording and
Disclosing Requirements

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the provincial government amend the Municipal Act – Campaign Financing, Recording and Disclosing requirements to improve the filing process, including candidates having no contributions, candidates being elected by acclamation, and candidate’s banking requirements.

Endorsed and Referred to AVIM Executive

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: Withdrawn
Resolution:  Advisory Planning Commissions and
Board of Variance Deliberations

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that revisions to the Municipal Act or regulations by the Lieutenant Governor in Council be considered to exempt Advisory Planning Commissions and the Board of Variance from public deliberations.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Qualification as Property Owner for Elections

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Municipal Act be amended to ensure that the conveyance of an undivided interest in land cannot be used to secure votes in a local election.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: NOT Endorsed
Resolution:  Election of Regional District Director
And Alternate

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs amend section 786 of part 24 of the Municipal Act to either delete the provision of non-elected alternates or, with input and assistance of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, create an election process that will ensure election of both director and alternate.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Advisory Planning Commissions

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minister of Municipal Affairs be urged to withdraw APC’s from the in camera provisions as stated in Bill 88.

Year: 2000    Category:  Legislation    Status: Referred
Resolution:  Emergency Preparedness

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Provincial Government be lobbied to amend the legislation to provide for the authority in emergencies be given to the Electoral Area Director of the Regional District.

Not Dealt With By Conference – Refered To Executive

Year: 2000    Category:  Communities and Resources    Status: NOT Endorsed
Resolution:  Annual Allowable Cut

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the unused portion of the five year cut control quota in any five year period be banked with the Minister of Forests and be made available for distribution to the licensees, Community Forests, First Nations and value added producers to ensure stability and continuity in our local economies.

Year: 2000    Category:  Communities and Resources    Status: Referred
Resolution:  Forestry Advertising Campaigns

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities request the provincial and federal governments to support a campaign aimed at countering these unfair and untruthful campaigns that threaten the very existence of our workers, our communities and our resource-dependent economies.

Referred To The Avim Executive

Year: 2000    Category:  Transportation    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Recognize Powell River as a Deep Sea Port

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities recommend to the federal and provincial governments that adequate funds and planning resources be provided to assist communities presently involved in the ports development process.

Year: 2000    Category:  Transportation    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Establish a Passenger Rail Authority
on Vancouver Island

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that AVIM member municipalities be requested to endorse the efforts of the Society to maximize the service with the establishment of a rail passenger authority on Vancouver Island and the AVIM Executive assist and participate in stakeholder meetings in support of the Vancouver Island Railway Society initiative;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that AVIM forward this resolution to both the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities strongly supporting the Vancouver Island Railway Society for the re-establishment of a quality passenger rail service on Vancouver Island.

Year: 2000    Category:  Transportation    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  BC Ferry Service from Horseshoe Bay to
Departure Bay

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the government of British Columbia through the BC Ferries Corporation be requested to immediately replace the PacifiCats with the pre-existing “C” Class ferries and make broad-based press releases to provincial and national tourist organizations assuring them of full ferry service via Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay.

Year: 2000    Category:  Finance    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Reimbursement by ICBC for Motor Vehicle
Accident Response

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Union of BC Municipalities request that the Provincial Government require the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia to reimburse municipalities, regional districts, or improvement districts for the costs connected with fire department or emergency services attendance at motor vehicle accidents.

Year: 2000    Category:  Finance    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Library Services to First Nations

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities request the assistance of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities in approaching the federal government for the purpose of obtaining a per capita financial contribution for the provision of library services to First Nations populations.

Year: 2000    Category:  Justice & Protective Services    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Adequate Staffing for RCMP Detachments

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities urge the Solicitor General to ensure adequate staffing for RCMP detachments in small communities in Canada.

Year: 2000    Category:  Justice & Protective Services    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Use of RCMP Resources

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities urges the Solicitor General to ensure adequate staffing for RCMP detachments in all communities in Canada.

Year: 2000    Category:  Land Use    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Inclusion of Statement of Notice on Regional
Health Authority Sewage Disposal Applications

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Health includes the following phrase to the bottom of all septic disposal permits issued on Vancouver Island:

The approval of the septic system and the issuance of this permit in no way relieves the owner or occupier of the responsibility of adhering to all other legislation which may apply to the land.  This includes Agricultural Land Commission and Forest Land Commission regulations as well as zoning, subdivision or other land use bylaws, and decisions of any authorities that have jurisdiction.

Year: 2000    Category:  Selected Issues    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Premature Building Envelope Failure

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the provincial government proceed and implement the necessary legislation and policies to create a provincially funded financial assistance program for residents of the province who have been financially affected by the premature building envelope failure (leaky building) crisis.

Year: 2000    Category:  Selected Issues    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Funding of Intermediate Care Facilities

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities draw to the attention of the Ministry of Health that sufficient funds need to be allocated for the immediate construction and operation of additional intermediate care facilities.

Year: 2000    Category:  Selected Issues    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Funding for Cigarette Addiction Programs

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities request the province set aside a substantial portion of money generated from cigarette taxes and put it into programs that assist smokers in quitting their smoking addiction.

Year: 2000    Category:  Selected Issues    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Support for Canadian Farmers

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the province of British Columbia support all Canadian farmers from coast to coast.

Year: 2000    Category:  Selected Issues    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Elections for Regional Health Board Directors

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the province of British Columbia be requested to have elections for the majority of Directors on Regional Health Boards or Community Health Councils.

Year: 2000    Category:  Selected Issues    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Predator Control

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities petition the federal and provincial Fisheries Minister to enable the commercial harvest of seals and sea lions.

Year: 2000    Category:  Selected Issues    Status: Endorsed by AVICC
Resolution:  Development of Agriculture

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities, fully supporting the IFA representations, urges the government to give immediate consideration to introducing policies and regulations that will promote the development of agriculture on the Island, both to address competitive disadvantages Island agricultural producers encounter under the current provincial regulatory regime, and to prevent any further deterioration in the significant contribution the agricultural sector makes to the economic health of Vancouver Island.

Year: 2000    Category:  Selected Issues    Status: Referred
Resolution:  Power Generation Requirements

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities seek the support of the Union of BC Municipalities to lobby the federal and provincial governments to develop and assist with funding of state of the art incinerator to burn solid waste and that BC Hydro be urged to purchase the electricity generated from the plant.

Not Dealt with By Conference – Refered To Executive