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RDCO IS THE BIGGEST FARKIN ARSEHOLE'S ON THE PLANET

Mary Jane Drouin should be charged with mischief

RDCO CAO BRIAN REARDON SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH RUINING THE ENJOYMENT OF A PERSONS PROPERTY

For more info click all about RDCO CAO Brian Reardon and the barking and at large dogs he permits.

RDCO CAO Brian Reardon is the head manager of RDCO dog control

RDCO's Letters Patent says that Regional District of Central Okanagan is the legal name, and it is not the Central Okanagan Regional District.  The Regional District of Central Okanagan or RDCO is commonly referred to as CORD an acronym coined by the local media.

Not only is a society’s greatness measured by how it treats its weakest members, that treatment is probably a good indication of how it will soon treat the rest.

This website is not the official website of the RDCO

COMMENT FORM BELOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

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The reason this webpage was developed was to collect and link all the information about the Regional District of Central Okanagan and North Westside Road in one place.  We found it hard to find anything on the Regional District of Central Okanagan's website having everything scattered around and we couldn't find much of anything on the Regional District of Central Okanagan's website using its search feature, so that is how this webpage came to be, so we can find everything we wanted to know about the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

For one thing, RDCO's website search feature leaves a lot to be desired.  If you want to search RDCO's website, you are better off to use Google.  Its because RDCO does not publish their (.pdf) files with Optical Character Recognition, which by the way, is only a check mark in the scanner program.  Google search's documents published to the web to help you find stuff, and does the OCR for you.  RDCO doesn't care.  We know because we asked RDCO to fix it so we could find info, and RDCO refused.  RDCO told us that nobody else is complaining.  We are always the only one complaining RDCO tells us, but we know different.

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RDCO Vision 2020 - Planning for the Future

In working with, or providing service for each of the following stakeholders, staff will:

Identify and respond to the needs of the Public within the limits of the Region’s mandate, to improve the quality of life for those living in the Central Okanagan. We will provide solutions that consider competing interests and community expectations, in an effective and efficient manner. The safety and health of residents is a paramount consideration.

(found on page 11)

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Map and Profile of the Regional District of Central Okanagan in 2009
(Link no longer works) www.investkelowna.com/documents/2009RegionalProfile-IntrotoCO.pdf

The map below outlines the current boundaries within the regional district, including the West Kelowna District Municipality. Central Okanagan J area includes the new district municipality but excludes Peachland and Westbank First Nation reserves.

Regional District of Central Okanagan - Map of Electoral Areas

All About Regional Districts
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SLP 2002 Redefinition of Electoral Areas , boundaries, directors – May 2 (Amalgamation and Renaming of ‘Electoral Area – Westbank’ and ‘Electoral Area G’ to ‘Westside Electoral Area’, and; election of three (3) Directors in the November 2002 General Election, and; rename ‘Electoral Area I’ to ‘Ellison/Joe Rich Electoral Area’). May 2, 2002 (OIC #332-2002)

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Amalgam & Renaming Westbank OA?? & Area I

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RDCO Fines 2011 .pdf icon Item 6.1 Amendments to Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw

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DID YOU KNOW?

Starting in Jan 2011 the Regional District of Central Okanagan is also posting the audio of the Governance and Services Committee Meetings on its website under Governance and Services Committee Agenda.

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RDCO 2014 - 2015 Board Meeting Schedule


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2014 Governance & Services Committee

Robert Hobson (Chair)
Gail Given (Vice Chair)
James Baker
Colin Basran
Jim Edgson
Keith Fielding
Doug Findlater
Walter Gray
Patty Hanson
Duane Ophus
Luke Stack
Gerry Zimmermann
Councillor Chris Derickson (WFN-non-voting)

.pdf icon Item 5.1 2014 Committee Appointments

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Elected Official and Staff Remuneration Tables

RDCO STAFF SALARIES
(2016 salaries are not published to RDCO's website until last meeting in June 2017.  Click on the year to see where we got these figures from.  Legislation dictates that RDCO has to publish these figures by June 30th each year.)

RDCO STAFF .pdf icon 2014 .pdf icon 2015 .pdf icon 2016 .pdf icon 2017 .pdf icon 2018 .pdf icon 2019 .pdf icon 2020
Manager, Fire & Inspections Services (Daniel Wildeman) 104,486 118,521
(14,035 raise)
         
Doug Gardiner, (North Westside Fire Chief) 83,802 91,605
(7,803 raise)
         
Water & Wastewater Process Technologist (Angela Lambrecht) 76,632 83,144
(6,512 raise)
         
Accounting Analyst (Donna Adams)   77,503          
Senior Parks Maintenance Operator (Michael Roche)   84,025          
Senior Parks Maintenance Operator
(Murray Hanson)
89,509 87,860
(1,649 decrease)
         
Manager of Parks & Resource Operations (Bradley Ackerman)   99,425          
Electrical/Instrumentation Technician (James Kornelson) 93,447 95,781
(2,334 raise)
         
Senior Accounting Coordinator System Analyst (Daniela Pharis) 86,933 90,326
(3,393 raise)
         
Treatment Plant Operator (Bryan Mazda) 79,612 87,366
(7,754 raise)
         
Treatment Plant Operator (Allan Ellsworth) 81,948 95,113
(13,165 raise)
         
Treatment Plant Operator (Michael Wyman) 88,605

Supervisor of Utility Services now (below)

Supervisor of Utility Services
(Michael Wyman)
Was Treatment Plant Operator (above) 95,437          
Public Works Utility Operator (Gerald Casavant) 85,829 95,253
(9,424 raise)
         
Public Works Utility Operator (Kevin Trottier) 87,519 95,719
(8,200 raise)
         
Public Works Utility Operator (Garry Evans) 76,627 81,345
(4,718 raise)
         
Assistant Water & Waste Water Process Technician (Gregory Beloin)   78,978          
Manager of Waste Reduction (Peter Rotheisler) 110,198 116,702
(6,504 raise)
         
Manager of Bylaw Enforcement (Rhoda Mueller) 92,801

Rhoda Mueller passed away and Diane Merenick (below) took Rhoda's place.

Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officer Diane Merenick   80,448          
Community & Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator (Bruce Smith) 96,660 102,752
(6,092 raise)
         
Manager of Purchasing & Fleet (Andrew Brennan) 100,594 107,896
(7,302 raise)
         
Manager Facilities & Fleet
(Rob Andrews)
  101,581          
Manager of Financial Services (Carol Teschner) 102,337 109,922
(7,585 raise)
         
Manager of Current Planning (Ronald Fralick) 109,044 116,201
(7,157 raise)
         
Manager of Police Services (Cary Berger) 101,566            
Corporate Services Coordinator (Mary Jane Drouin) 124,291 127,540
(3,249 raise)
         
Manager of Human Resources (Andrea Henderson) 107,999 113,776
(5,777 raise)
         
Facilities Manager (Dan Maja Sr.)    
Chief Building Inspector (John Hailstone) NO DATA ?? NO DATA AGAIN??          
Manager of Information Services (Richard Bruneau) 107,572 114,124
(6,552 raise)
         
Director of Economic Development (Robert Fine) 137,655

No longer with RDCO, and Corie Griffiths (below) took his place

Manager Economic Development (Corie Griffiths)   89,330          
Business Development Coordinator Valentina Galbraith   76,197          
Manager of Parks Services (Wayne Darlington) 95,214 100,226
(5,012 raise)
         
Director of Parks & Facilities (Murray Kopp) 129,350 138,285
(8,935 raise)
         
Manager Parks &
Resource Operations (Bradley Ackerman)
  99,425          
Director of Environmental Services (Christopher Radford) 147,776 162,926
(15,150 raise)
         
Director of Finance & Administrative Services (Marilyn Rilkoff) 161,890 171,515
(9,625 raise)
         
Social Development Coordinator (Christene Walsh) 106,722 112,326
(5,604 raise)
         
CAO (Brian Reardon) 176,414 197,110
(20,696 raise)
         
TOTAL STAFF SALARIES EARNING OVER $75,000              
OTHER STAFF SALARIES PAID              
TOTAL REMUNERATION OF STAFF 8,216,247            
TOTAL REMUNERATION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 218,778            
Total Remuneration of Staff and Elected Officials 8,435,025            
Expenses of Staff earning over $75,000 138,158            
Expenses From Others 36,809            
TOTAL EXPENSES OF STAFF AND OTHERS 174,967            
TOTAL EXPENSES OF STAFF 138,158            
TOTAL EXPENSES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 24,315            
 
Municipal Pension Plan 599,297            
Receiver General 424,258            
Great West Life Assurance 377,756            
Workers Compensation 97,363            
Medical services Plan 147,504            
Misc Other Payroll Benefits 188,489            
TOTAL FROM ABOVE 10,269,692            

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ELECTED OFFICIALS SCHEDULE OF REMUNERATION (BM = Board Member and Alt = Alternate)
(2015 salaries are not published to RDCO's website until last meeting in June 2016.  Click on the year to see where we got these figures from.  Legislation dictates that RDCO has to publish these figures by June 30th each year.)
NAME / POSITION .pdf icon 2008 .pdf icon 2009 .pdf icon 2010 .pdf icon 2011 .pdf icon 2012 .pdf icon 2013 .pdf icon 2014
Wayne Carson (Central Okanagan West)             358
Cindy Fortin (Peachland)             287
Tracy Gray (City of Kelowna)             287
Brad Sieben (City of Kelowna)             287
Robert Hobson (Chair) 41,210 38,075 37,857 37,482 38,154.76 41,447 37,863
James Baker (BM Lake Country) 14,780 14,196 14,455 14,238 14,687.73 14,770 15,113
Kevin Craig (Alt ?)     945 685      
Colin Basran (BM City of Kelowna)       274 14,687.73 14,770 14,918
Andre Blanlell (Alt City of Kelowna)           5,676  
Andre Blanlell (BM City of Kelowna)       274 14,622.73    
Barrie Clark (BM) 13,991            
Terence Condon (Alt ??) 240       375.00 155 0
Colin Day (BM West Kelowna) 14,456            
Maxine Dehart (Alt?)         155.00 450 917
Richard De Jong (Alt ??)         350.00   155
Trevor Dixon (Alt ??)         130.00    
James Edgson (BM COW) 20,160 22,223 21,335 21,568 22,441.98 20,994 21,015
Keith Fielding (BM Peachland) 269 14,455 14,845 14,433 15,337.73 15,485 14,891
Doug Findlater (BM West Kelowna) 14,780 15,040 14,715 15,083 15,077.73 15,290 15,438
Karen Fonseca (Alt ??)   65 210        
Terry Foster (Alt ??) 90            
Jean Fraser (Alt?)   65 155        
Penelope Gambell (Alt ??) 65       480.00 90 245
Maureen Giesbrecht (Alt ??)     155        
Brian Given (BM City of Kelowna) 15,560 10,899          
Gail Given (BM City of Kelowna)       274 14,687.73 15,095 15,796
Carol Gran (Alt ??) 605            
Walter Gray (BM City of Kelowna)       274 14,687.73 14,770 14,631
Patricia Hanson (BM COE) 20,933     342 19,691.98 19,759 21,439
Kelly Hayes (BM COE) 337 17,500 17,500 17,455      
Charlie Hodge (BM City of Kelowna)   5,083 14,220 14,234      
Graeme James (BM City of Kelowna) 269 14,455 14,000 14,159      
David Knowles (Alt West Kelowna) 120            
Norm Letnick (Alt ??) 270            
Hugh McKenna (Alt ??) 65            
Rosalind Neis (BM West kelowna) 14,836            
Duane Ophus (BM West Kelowna) 334 14,455 14,000 14,508 15,077.73 15,355 15,438
Angela Reid (BM City of Kelowna) 269 14,260 14,000 13,964      
Graham Reid (BM ?) 14,801            
Michelle Rule (Alt and BM City of Kelowna) 14,032            
Michelle Rule (BM City of Kelowna)   14,455 14,000 13,964      
Mohini Singh (Alt City of Kelowna)         65.00 155 155
Sharon Shepherd (BM City of Kelowna) 15,175 15,495 14,715 14,679      
Luke Stack (BM City of Kelowna)           9,404 14,916
Luke Stack (Alt City of Kelowna)   270     1060.00    
Bryden Wimsby (Alt ?)         220.00    
Gerald Zimmerman (BM City of Kelowna)       274 15,047.73 14,770 14,631
TOTALS 217,645 210,991 207,106 208,164 217,038 218,436 218,778

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ELECTED OFFICIALS SCHEDULE OF EXPENSES (BM = Board Member and Alt = Alternate)
(
2015 salaries are not published to RDCO's website until last meeting in June 2016.  Click on the year to see where we got these figures from.  Legislation dictates that RDCO has to publish these figures by June 30th each year.)
NAME / POSITION .pdf icon 2008 .pdf icon 2009 .pdf icon 2010 .pdf icon 2011 .pdf icon 2012 .pdf icon 2013 .pdf icon 2014
Robert Hobson (Chair) 8,139 7,145 5,931 5,747 6,109.00 3,461.34 6,353
James Baker (BM Lake Country) 149 1,042 125 446 1,670.51 916.46 617
Kevin Craig (Alt ?)     0 0      
Colin Basran (BM City of Kelowna)       0 0 0  
Andre Blanlell (Alt City of Kelowna)           0  
Andre Blanlell (BM City of Kelowna)       0 0    
Barrie Clark (BM) 0            
Terence Condon (Alt ??) 33       0 0  
Colin Day (BM) 0            
Maxine Dehart (Alt?)         0 0  
Richard De Jong (Alt ??)         0    
Trevor Dixon (Alt ??)         0    
James Edgson (BM COW) 6,477 11,746 8,929 9,063 9,610.48 10,382.90 8,864
Keith Fielding (BM Peachland) 0 1,341 1,088 302 865.73 839.31 756
Doug Findlater (BM West Kelowna) 610 839 815 1,020 677.46 673.72 637
Karen Fonseca (Alt ??)   79 20        
Terry Foster (Alt ??) 20            
Jean Fraser (Alt?)   0 0        
Penelope Gambell (Alt ??) 25       0 0  
Maureen Giesbrecht (Alt?)     0        
Brian Given (BM City of Kelowna) 0 96          
Gail Given (BM City of Kelowna)       0 0 0 316
Carol Gran (Alt ??) 0            
Walter Gray (BM City of Kelowna)       0 0 0  
Patricia Hanson (BM COE) 2,863     0 5,094.54 8,872.10 6,451
Kelly Hayes (BM COE) 0 236 0 0      
Charlie Hodge (BM City of Kelowna)   35 0 0      
Graeme James (BM City of Kelowna) 0 662 0 0      
David Knowles (Alt West Kelowna) 0            
Norm Letnick (Alt ??) 0            
Hugh McKenna (Alt ??) 143            
Rosalind Neis (BM West kelowna) 501            
Duane Ophus (BM West Kelowna) 0 559 0 0 0 407.32 321
Angela Reid (BM City of Kelowna) 0 229 0 0      
Graham Reid (BM ?) 1,015            
Michelle Rule (Alt and BM City of Kelowna) 0            
Michelle Rule (BM City of Kelowna)   35 0 0      
Mohini Singh (Alt City of Kelowna)         0 0  
Sharon Shepherd (BM City of Kelowna) 0 273 0 0      
Luke Stack (BM City of Kelowna)   0       0  
Luke Stack (Alt City of Kelowna)         0    
Bryden Wimsby (Alt ?)         0    
Gerald Zimmerman (BM City of Kelowna)       0 0 0  
TOTALS 19,974 24,317 16,908 16,578 24,028 25,553 24,315

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Pretty ridiculous when you compare these wages below with that of people on welfare at $520 per month ($6,240 per year) or people on a disability of maximum $906 per month ($10,872 per year).

RDCO STAFF SALARIES
(2015 salaries are not published to RDCO's website until last meeting in June 2016.  Click on the year to see where we got these figures from.  Legislation dictates that RDCO has to publish these figures by June 30th each year.)

RDCO STAFF .pdf icon 2008 .pdf icon 2009 .pdf icon 2010 .pdf icon 2011 .pdf icon 2012 .pdf icon 2013 .pdf icon 2014
Manager, Fire & Inspections Services (Daniel Wildeman)   104,486
Doug Gardiner, (North Westside Fire Chief)   83,802
Water & Wastewater Process Technologist (Angela Lambrecht)   75,789 75,268 76,632
Accounting Analyst (Donna Adams)   76,340    
911 Operator (Kendahl Volle who is dog control officer Frederic Volle wife)   76,448      
911 Operator (Ronda Agar)   77,498        
911 Operator (Margaret L. Haleschuk) 102,620            
911 Operator (Brenda Dobberthien)   77,642  
911 Operator (Shelly Lozinski)   78,906  
Senior Parks Maintenance Operator (Michael Roche)   75,620 77,001 76,614  
Senior Parks Maintenance Operator
(Murray Hanson)
  89,509
Electrician (Callan Libby)   76,720 78,020  
Electrical/Instrumentation Technician (James Kornelson)   78,532 93,447
Senior Accounting Coordinator System Analyst (Daniela Pharis)   78,350     78,512 85,750 86,933
Electronic Technician (Derrick Anseth)   80,664  
Treatment Plant Operator (Bryan Mazda)   79,612
Treatment Plant Operator (Allan Ellsworth)   80,733 85,344 81,948
Treatment Plant Operator (Michael Wyman) 89,080 87,110 85,380 95,458 88,579 85,914 88,605
Superintendent of Public Works (Charlie Cameron) 100,396 104,299 97,614 103,198  
Manager of Public Works (James Roe)   107,398    
Public Works Utility Operator (Gerald Casavant)   84,490 82,157 81,735 85,829
Public Works Utility Operator (Kevin Trottier)   81,797 90,518 88,402 87,519
Public Works Utility Operator (Garry Evans)   76,354 76,627
Manager of Waste Reduction (Peter Rotheisler)   77,105 80,381 84,261 84,121 105,973 110,198
Senior Parks Maintenance Operator (Murray Hanson)   80,143 85,229 88,386 89,509
Manager of Bylaw Enforcement (Rhoda Mueller) 75,313 NO DATA?? 76,803 76,187 85,301 84,607 92,801
Community & Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator (Bruce Smith) ??? ??? ??? Must
have
been
under
75,000?
90,338 89,272 96,660
Manager of Purchasing & Fleet (Andrew Brennan)   92,065 96,386 100,594
Manager of Financial Services (Carol Teschner)   94,392 98,872 102,337
Manager of Current Planning (Ronald Fralick)   82,696 94,483 106,708 109,044
Manager of Police Services (Cary Berger)   86,323 89,695 92,998 95,278 98,751 101,566
Corporate Services Coordinator (Mary Jane Drouin)   90,954 88,843 100,299 95,171 107,273 124,291
Manager of Human Resources (Andrea Henderson)   93,489 93,489   107,999
Manager of Human Resources (Violet Frost)   98,363  
Facilities Manager (Dan Maja Sr.) 97,955  
Director of Personnel (Gary Leier) 126,759  
Chief Building Inspector (William Patterson) 102,874 101,917 101,295 100,925 101,224  
Chief Building Inspector (John Hailstone)   NO DATA ?? NO DATA ?? NO DATA ??
Manager of Information Services (Richard Bruneau) 99,804 99,753 100,332 100,099 102,329 106,632 107,572
Director of Economic Development (Robert Fine) 127,205 120,324 129,175 129,237 122,213 132,759 137,655
Parks Manager (Bill Kenney) 94,430  
Manager of Parks Services (Wayne Darling)   91,366 93,604 95,214
Director of Parks & Facilities (Murray Kopp) 95,876 114,631 117,279 120,165 122,312 126,361 129,350
Director of Parks & Recreation (Bill Vos) 113,607  
Director of Environmental Services (Christopher Radford)   96,943 116,131 122,285 123,211 143,050 147,776
Director of Development Services (Daniel Plamondon) 126,042 126,210 128,170 133,613 133,999 118,657  
Director of Finance & Administrative Services (Marilyn Rilkoff) 113,511 128,124 129,290 135,852 138,545 148,167 161,890
Director of Engineering (Hilary Hettinga) 172,358  
Social Development Coordinator (Christene Walsh)   NO DATA ?? 104,799 106,722
CAO (Harold Reay - retired) 131,237 161,406 164,310 170,720 233,441
Banked
Sick Leave?
 
CAO (Brian Reardon)   114,628 176,414
CAO (Wayne d'Easum - retired) 167,793  
TOTAL STAFF SALARIES EARNING OVER $75,000 1,936,860 1,647,602 1,752,405 2,124,511 2,742,047 2,952,709 3,043,042
OTHER STAFF SALARIES PAID 6,991,243 5,343,877 5,564,559 5,308,653 5,281,780 5,532,901 5,173,206
TOTAL REMUNERATION OF STAFF 8,928,102 6,991,479 7,316,964 7,433,164 8,023,827 8,485,610 8,216,247
TOTAL REMUNERATION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 217,645 210,991 207,106 208,164 217,038 218,436 218,778
Total Remuneration of Staff and Elected Officials 9,145,747 7,202,470 7,524,070 7,641,328 8,240,865 8,704,046 8,435,025
Expenses of Staff earning over $75,000 44,532 75,331 53,568 56,693 67,528 76,561 138,158
Expenses From Others 175,716 98,451 99,626 104,068 48,471 35,854 36,809
TOTAL EXPENSES OF STAFF AND OTHERS 220,248 173,782 153,194 160,761 115,999 112,415 174,967
TOTAL EXPENSES OF STAFF 240,221 198,098 170,102 177,337 140,026 137,969 138,158
TOTAL EXPENSES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 19,974 24,317 16,908 16,578 24,028 25,553 24,315
 
Municipal Pension Plan 691,707 531,856 488,297 506,716 568,807 570,136 599,297
Receiver General 553,666 385,872 390,398 397,879 419,071 431,165 424,258
Great West Life Assurance 648,438 493,237 330,176 403,458 410,037 379,677 377,756
Workers Compensation 96,154 62,583 88,198 102,496 78,133 78,997 97,363
Medical services Plan 149,976 109,176 106,803 125,450 133,580 140,604 147,504
Misc Other Payroll Benefits   149,365 -555,499 188,489
TOTAL FROM ABOVE 11,285,689 8,785,194 8,927,942 9,177,328 9,999,858 9,749,126 10,269,692

These $5,000 wage increases are ridiculous, and especially CAO Brian Reardon's salary and Doug Gardiner the North Westside Road Fire Chief, Mary Jane Drouin, and Rhoda Mueller again too!!!  I hate to see what these people's salaries are for 2015!!!  We would like to know what the salaries are before these people are paid these salaries for an entire year and a 1/2!!!

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Apparently a new collective agreement was reached in July 2015 which was retroactive to Jan 1, 2015.

RDCO Union Employees Reach New Agreement
Kelownanow.com - July 20, 2015 by - Anita Sthankiya

Unionized employees and the Regional District of Central Okanagan have reached a new five year contract.

The new agreement will cover both the Regional Board and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 338 Regional District. The agreement was reached after two days of bargaining last month. The new agreement runs through to December 31st, 2019 and provides a wage increase of two per cent retroactive to January 1st, 2015 with annual increases on March 31st in the following years. The increases will be as follows: 2016 – 1.5%, 2017 – 1.5%, 2018 – 2% and 2019 – 1.5%. The contract also includes some adjustments in language and clarity.

“The new agreement balances the needs of CUPE Local 338 and the RDCO,” said Scott Bruce, CUPE 338 Vice President. "CUPE members voted 95 per cent in favour of ratification. The new agreement offers 8.5 per cent increase over five years.”

The Regional District unit of CUPE Local 338 has 84 full-time and part-time members.

Source: https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/
Central_Okanagan/15/07/20/
RDCO_Union_Employees_Reach_New_Agreement/

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RDCO CAO Brian Reardon's Remuneration 2016 we obtained through Freedom of Information

RDCO CAO Brian Reardon is employee No. RE2456

Guess we are not permitted to know yet?

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This is RDCO CAO Brian Reardon's expenses we obtained through Freedom of Information, but it is not Dec 2016 yet, and its only July 22, 2016 which makes us think this is a fake expense sheet.


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You mean the Richmond River Rock Casino Resort RDCO CAO stayed at? $639.40

And he ate at the Boathouse in Richmond $30.71

2016 Feb Leadership Forum $315.00
Electoral Area Directors Forum $173.25
ASTTBC means Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC $362.25
UBCM means Union of BC Municipalities $58.13
Yellow Cab Victoria $67.15

Why is Brian Reardon taking cabs, when there are city busses?

 


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We believe the article above is directed at people like RDCO CAO Brian Reardon who's remuneration in 2015 was  $197,110

Mr. Reardon, obviously we are not the only one that has a problem with your remuneration!

It is unfortunate that you won't accept our email or snail mail or phone calls, so we have to tell you here cause we know you read this page.

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The REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN STOLE 7 YEARS OF MY LIFE FIGHTING THEM!!!

I LOVE RDCO with INCREDIBLY DEEP PASSION!!!!

There is nothing we can do about it, and it frikken hurts bad, bad enough that we cry daily about how we have been treated!!!

Thanks RDCO!!!  God we love you!!!  Thanks for the damage you did to me!!!

Signed: North Westsider

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You are hilarious Brian Reardon you little lier

Have lost all faith in everything, and don't care about fruck all anymore because of your frucking ass Brain Rear-dung!!!

so go screw Gail Givenafuck, cause pretty sure she loves your pretty little ass and would do you!!!

Brian Reardon must think we are stupid to have to send us so many letters banning someone when they have been banned since 2012.  He is an idiot.

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RDCO STAFF ALSO LAYING SANDBAGS
AM 1150 NEWS - May 18th 2017 - iheartradio.ca

As Central Okanagan lakes continue rising, Regional District parks crews are busy stacking sandbags to proactively protect many waterfront parks.

Among those Regional Parks now armed with sandbags: Kalamoir (Lakefront trail); Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour; Bertram Creek (pumphouse, east beach); Kaloya (pumphouse) and the Gellatly Nut Farm (buildings, waterfront).

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “Staff identified areas and amenities within these and other regional parks that need to be protected from potential flood damage. They’ll continue installing protective works in high risk areas. While these parks remain open, we ask that visitors not touch any sandbags and other flood protection.”

The small boat launch located at Fintry Community Park Access #1 at the end of Fintry Delta Road and the main launch at Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park on Okanagan Centre Road West are still open but may be subject to closure on short notice for safety reasons due to changing lake levels and weather conditions.

Smith adds, “The threat of flooding continues and there could be unexpected increases in water levels along area creeks and streams. Visitors and leashed pets should stay back from creek banks, which can be slippery and subject to erosion.”

The following Regional Parks remain closed:

Glen Canyon Regional Park from the Acorn bridge downstream to the Gellatly Road parking area and from the Constable Neil Bruce entrance upstream to the Covington Crescent entrance at Last Mountain Community ParkHardy Falls Regional Park
Mill Creek Regional Park
Killiney Beach Community Park – including the boat launch is closed to all visitors, with limited vehicle access through the park for waterfront properties.
While these parks are closed, the Regional District encourages residents to visit many other regional parks that are not affected by flooding and rising waters.

You can view them at www.regionaldistrict.com/pickapark

Regional Parks staff is monitoring creek levels in all these areas and when safe will be assessing the condition of bridges, trails and other amenities in these parks.

Parks may be closed on short notice should conditions change.

Source: http://www.iheartradio.ca/am-1150/news/rdco-staff-also-laying-sandbags-1.2621359

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The City of Kelowna’s direct relationship with local ‘news’ company Kelowna Now
infonews.ca - By Marshall Jones - February 21, 2017

The company that owns Kelowna Now inherited an agency contract with the City of Kelowna, including buying ads and at times direct access to city materials and social media channels.

'I WAS DEFINITELY CONCERNED WHEN (THE MERGER) OCCURRED'

KELOWNA - For more than a year, the City of Kelowna’s communications department has been working directly with the company that produces local 'news' site Kelowna Now.

Tired of sending request for proposals for all kinds of design, print and copy work for reports and open houses — and ad buys — the City sought one company to take it all under contract as an 'agency of record' and awarded it to Pulse Group of Kamloops in 2012.

The City had to revisit that agreement after Pulse Group merged in January 2016 with Csek Creative in Kelowna, which publishes Kelowna Now.

In 2015, the City paid more than $256,000 and in 2016, more than $151,000 under contracts to the agent. A spokesperson for the City says the contract mainly involves print and design work for city reports and events in various departments of city business. Those figures include a separate contract to sell advertising at Kelowna International Airport.

The ‘agency of record’ may also have had periodic direct access to the City of Kelowna website and had direct access to some of its social media channels, including Facebook pages.

Pulse Group/Csek Creative/Kelowna Now all work out of the same office downtown including a shared front desk and common space with reporters for the site. Neither Kelowna Now, nor the City of Kelowna have clarified this relationship nor disclosed it.

City communications director Carla Weaden says the city had to consider the future of its contract when she learned of the relationship the City inherited.

“I was definitely concerned when (the merger) occurred and had several conversations with the principal of Pulse,” she says. “The decision at the time was that we were almost four years into a five-year contract” so the city decided to just carry on. The contract for agency of record and the airport advertising contracts are expected to go to proposal again this year.

Weaden says she had just two concerns: The integrity of the information shared with the agency and that the agency would place ads on Kelowna Now on behalf of some of the City’s various departments.

Before proceeding, Weaden says the City had Pulse staff sign confidentiality agreements, though that doesn’t include ‘reporters’ and ‘content strategists’ employed for various roles in the enterprise.

The agency of record has access to unpublished annual reports, staff reports and marketing and other information before they are made public, as well as access to managers and staff and strategies of the City of Kelowna.

Weaden was unaware the City purchased ‘sponsored content’ on Kelowna Now and was not aware that agency staff had direct access to its social media channels. It’s unclear from Weaden’s statements if the agency had direct access to its website.

“I have been told that the (agency) has never had access to the back-end of our website – they have provided content which we then upload,” Weaden said in an email, however: “While not a normal practice there may be reasons we would provide some third party access to our back-end if they were conducting strategic web work on our behalf – this would be for a specific time with limited access.”

She said the City is satisfied with the relationship and it has raised no issues it couldn't mitigate.

Part of the agent's responsibilities under the contract was to direct part of the city’s advertising budget. In 2016, the City spent roughly $146,000 on media advertising including roughly $69,000 in newspapers, $50,000 on radio, $16,000 on web advertising — including $6,000 for Kelowna Now — and nearly $9,000 to Facebook.

City communications director unclear on spending

It’s unclear how much of that spending was directed by the agency of record.

It’s also unclear if the $6,000 to Kelowna Now included three ‘sponsored content’ ‘stories’ promoting City messages about water conservation in May — re-written press releases that were carried in some form by nearly every other media in town as a service of news and at no charge to the city.

Weaden was initially surprised to learn that the City bought content on the site and after learning of it, said she had concerns.

“The one change I would like to see made going forward (is) that if we sponsor the content that the City of Kelowna is clearly identified as the sponsor unlike the generic approach taken today.”

She said the City is not opposed to buying more ‘sponsored content’ with local media.

Weaden says due to media inquiries, the agency will no longer have direct access to the Kelowna International Airport’s Facebook account, but again, that is unclear.

“Through this process it did come to my attention that the (agency of record) (prior to merging with Csek) had full access to the Airport’s Facebook account while they were administering a specific campaign on the Airport’s behalf. They no longer have access to this account,” she said. “While this is not a normal practice once again depending on what function is required there may be times we provide some access to our channels.”

“I act as the role of editor. I make sure the stories we do are what our brand is.”

Csek Creative is owned by Nikki and Jim Csek, and added Rob Cupello from Pulse as partner last year. In 2012, it converted welcometokelowna.com to Kelowna Now and began doing ‘news.’

Calls to the editor of Kelowna Now were directed to Jim Csek, the chief operating officer. The website employs no editor and reporters report directly to Csek.

“I act as the role of editor,” he said. “I make sure the stories we do are what our brand is.”

He said he had no concerns about the relationship between Kelowna Now and the City of Kelowna.

Csek said Kelowna Now is separate from Csek Creative/Pulse but says he employed no internal mechanisms, policies or procedures to separate editorial from the creative teams that work in the same building and share common space after inheriting the City’s agent of record.

“The City of Kelowna council already vetted this through and council approved,” he says. “(Reporters) don’t get to see the stuff that goes through the agency… they don’t do that for sure, we don’t allow that.... Our reporters don’t dig into stuff like that… I don’t see how this is a news story.”

— Marshall Jones is the editor of iNFOnews.ca

Source: http://infotel.ca/newsitem/the-city-of-kelownas-direct-relationship-with-local-news-company-kelowna-now/it39913

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.pdf icon October 24, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

December Meeting Date Change
The Regional Board has approved moving the December 5th meeting to Monday, December 12th. The change is required to meet statutory deadlines should electors support adoption of the Crime Stoppers Service Conversion and Establishment Bylaw, which would take effect January 1st, 2017.

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.pdf icon October 24, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

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.pdf icon October 13, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Director Travel Request and Leave
The Regional Board has denied a request from the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area Director for travel outside the region later this month. Patty Hanson asked the Board to approve funds for her to attend SILGA educational sessions in Kamloops October 26th while a similar session is also scheduled the next day in West Kelowna.
In addition, the Regional Board brought forward a previous in-camera resolution, pursuant to Section 204 (2) of the Local Government Act, extending a leave to Director Hanson for a 60 day period ending October 21, 2016.

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.pdf icon October 13, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 11.1 Director Hanson - Request to Travel to SILGA Educational Session

.pdf icon Item 11.3 Rise & Report from Governance & Services Committee Meeting - Oct 13, 2016 (nothing there under Board Agenda)

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.pdf icon October 13, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

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One local government all we need
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Daily Courier Editorial

Here’s a question that’s sure to ruffle regional feathers.
What’s the difference between Westbank and Winfield?

Before we answer that, here are some similarities. Both are small towns where English is the main language, and gas and food prices are the same, along with the weather. Further, Highway 97 runs through the middle of them, each borders a lake and demographics for both are identical.
So, our answer is: There is no difference.
Yes, some will argue Westbank has a local flavour that isn’t available in Winfield, or vice versa, or how they live in a nicer neighbourhood and that they can’t imagine living in the other community. These arguments are akin to asking what’s better, Coke or Pepsi, when the answer is that both are good.
With that in mind, here’s a follow-up question. If both communities are the same, or very close to it, why does the Central Okanagan need three distinct cities in West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country, when all three could be under one large umbrella?
This query isn’t about making Kelowna a super-sized city; rather, it’s about saving money.
One mayor could do instead of three. One city hall instead of three. One city works yard instead of three. And so on.
On a large scale, the benefit to local taxpayers could be enormous.
For example, if West Kelowna residents had voted to join Kelowna, the recent city hall referendum, and the time and resources that went into it, wouldn’t have taken place.
Odds are, considering Kelowna’s deeper financial pockets, West Kelowna’s issues, such as sidewalks and water, would have been dealt with by now.
Admittedly, there’d be challenges aplenty in making one large city, with proper representation at city council being one of them.
One idea is having certain districts elect a certain number of councillors. Again, we can hear cries of disdain from
West Kelowna and Lake Country, saying their voices would be drowned out by Kelowna.
Not to allay fears, but Kelowna is really nothing but a collection of small communities, such as Downtown, Rutland, Mission, Glenmore and Black Mountain, each with its own distinct voice and concerns.
And like West Kelowna and Lake Country, residents in those communities are proud of where they live.
On a side note, the Central Okanagan Regional District seems to be a particularly superfluous government entity, providing a mundane list of services such as dog control and bylaw enforcement that also might easily be done by an enlarged City of Kelowna.
Again, this is just a concept. But if Central Okanagan Public Schools can run 43 schools from Peachland to Lake Country, or the City of Surrey can manage its population of 468,000 in six distinct centres
in a larger area than Kelowna (316 square kilometres vs. 211 square km.; a three-city combined total would be 456 square km.), then certainly it’s time to take a serious look at the Central Okanagan having one local government.

Source: http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/opinion/article_8d70499e-8ce6-11e6-beeb-e33516186e06.html

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North Westside governance gains momentum
by Richard Rolke - Vernon Morning Star - Sep 30, 2016

Director Wayne Carson is confident a governance study will proceed for the North Westside area.

A review of North Westside governance appears to have a high-level endorsement.

Director Wayne Carson sat down with Community Development Minister Peter Fassbender at Thursday’s Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Victoria.

“He says he supports a governance study and the government will fund it,” said Carson.

“There was no conversation. He had already made up his mind.”

Fassbender’s pledge comes despite the Regional District of Central Okanagan board not acting on Carson’s request for a resolution backing a study. Instead, the board says it wants more information from the ministry.

“I’m six inches off the ground. He’s giving us all of the support we could ask for,” said Carson.

Carson hopes a study could occur in 2017.

Currently, North Westside, with a population of 1,000 to 1,500, has one director at the 12-member RDCO board table.

Many North Westside residents have indicated that current structure doesn’t represent their needs because the area is quite a ways from the RDCO office and service costs are growing.

A 700-name petition calling for a study was recently presented to RDCO.

Also at Thursday’s meeting with Fassbender were Gail Given, RDCO chairperson.

“He’s indicated that he’s willing to do a preliminary study,” said Given.

“They are as interested in residents having full information as the board is.”

It’s expected that ministry staff will be before the RDCO board some time this fall to discuss study options.

The board would also have to adopt a resolution supporting a study before the process could proceed further.

The Ministry of Community Development says Fassbender looks forward to receiving an application for a review affecting the North Westside area.

Source: http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/395462341.html

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Thank you so very much Director Wayne Carson, and also thank you so very much Minister Fassbender!!!

Message from Director Carson

COMMUNITY UPDATE - North Westside Governance Study Request


L to R - Director Carson, Minister Fassbender, Director Bartyik

It was an extremely busy week for me as the elected representative for Central Okanagan West. On September 23, I and Central Okanagan East Director Hanson and her alternate Director Bartyik met with Minister Fassbender and staff of the Provincial Ministry of Community, Sport & Culture to discuss Electoral Area Governance within the Central Okanagan Regional District. I presented the case for the North Westside Communities and Directors Hanson & Bartyik spoke for their areas.

Our planned 30 minute meeting went for 45 minutes and I presented the North Westside Petition and supporting documentation to the Minister and his staff. I then requested support from the Minister for the Governance Study the North Westside Communities Association and their Governance Committee had requested through me. Minister Fassbender thanked us for the information we provided and told us that they would read all documents and talk to the Regional Board before a decision is made.

On Thursday September 29 at the UBCM conference in Victoria I met with Minister Fassbender and his senior staff, Chair Given, CAO Reardon and Director Bartyik where we received his decision. Minister Fassbender stated that he is approving the Governance Study for the North Westside to the RDCO Board Delegation. In addition, he stated that the Ministry will provide Provincial funding for the study and once underway his staff will consider expanding that study to other areas as per the request from Central Okanagan East. Chair Given asked if the RDCO Board still needed to provide a resolution in support of the Study. Minister Fassbender responded that he was sending a senior staff member, as requested by the RDCO Board, as soon as possible (I'm hoping for the October Governance & Services Board Meeting on October 13) to answer any questions they may have and that they could "proceed with the Resolution of Support at that time ... If that was the will of the Board".

I am extremely pleased with the support we have received from Minster Fassbender and his staff and have thanked them on behalf of the residents of the North Westside Communities.

Wayne Carson
Electoral Director, Central Okanagan West
wayne.carson "at" cord.bc.ca
250-801-4859
www.waynecarson.ca

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.pdf icon September 19, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

North Westside Governance
The Regional Board has received an update to a request from the North Westside Communities Association that it provide a letter of support in its plan to ask the Province for a Governance Review Study. The Board has agreed to write a letter to Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender, advising it is aware of the Association’s desire for a provincially-funded study; that a petition is being circulated by the Association and hopes that Ministry staff can attend a future Board meeting this fall to explain the Province’s role and options available for a governance review. The Ministry was not able to provide a presentation prior to the UBCM conference which takes place the week of September 26th as staff are preparing for that conference.

Film Commission Governance Review
The Regional Board has received a report about governance and operation of the Okanagan Film Commission. The Commission has instituted and continues to implement proactive operational changes which are resulting in very positive results and new infrastructure investments. Staff will provide the Board with further information regarding the governance and voting structure of the Commission.

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6. CORPORATE SERVICES
6.1 Okanagan Film Commission Governance Review (All Directors Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority- LGA 208.1)
Staff report dated September 9,2016 outlined the findings of the Board requested Okanagan Film Commission (OFC) governance review as part of the RDCO Strategic Plan. Staff reviewed the key changes the OFC Board has undertaken during 2016. The Central Okanagan is the primary funder of the Commission and has one representative on their Board. Questions were raised regarding voting structure and entitlement.
BAKER/STACK
THAT the Board receive the CAO report dated September 9, 2016 for information;
AND FURTHER THAT the Board seeks additional information regarding the Okanagan Film Commission structure and voting entitlement of its board members.
CARRIED Unanimously

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6.2 North Westside Communities Association Request for a Letter of Support - Governance Review Study (All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority - LGA 208.1)

Staff report dated September 12, 2016 provided an interim report regarding the request for a Letter of Support from the North Westside Communities Association for a governance review study.

At the August 22, 2016 meeting the Association presented to the Board. The Ministry's Governance and Structure Branch responded to the invitation to attend a Board meeting but confirmed staff would not be available to attend prior to UBCM. It was noted that the RDCO has not yet received a copy of the petition from the Association. Director Carson presented a copy noting signatures are still being sought. Staff has just begun reviewing the implications of a governance change to the RDCO and the residents of the North Westside Fire Protection Area.

STACK/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board receive the CAO report dated September 12, 2016 for information.
CARRIED Unanimously

BAKER/SIEBEN
THAT a letter be sent to Minister Fassbender outlining a chronology of events in regards to the request by the North Westside Communities Association for a governance study; and confirm that the Regional Board has heard there is interest for a governance study by some residents of the North Westside; and that a copy of a petition circulated by the North Westside Communities Association was provided to the Regional District on September 19rh; and further that the Board supports Director Carson having a meeting with the Minister on September 23rd; and further that the Board looks forward to receiving a delegation by Ministry staff to outline the Province's role and options for a governance study."
CARRIED Unanimously

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12. ADJOURN IN CAMERA
(All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority - LGA 208.1)
SIEBEN/GRAY
THAT pursuant to Section 90 (1)(c)(k) of the Community Charter the Regional Board adjourn and convene to a closed to the public meeting - 'In-Camera' session to discuss:
• Labour relations or other employee relations
• negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a service that area at their preliminary stages
CARRIED Unanimously

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Minutes of RDCO Governance and Services Committee meetings are not usually posted to RDCO's website until after the following meeting which would be September 19, 2016.  If the minutes are not posted here yet, you can check RDCO's website to see if they are posted there yet.  If you want a copy of the minutes before then, contact RDCO who will have a copy of the minutes at their office within 7 days after you request a copy of the minutes.  This is in accordance to Local Government Act Procedure Bylaws and Enforcement section 794 (5) and Community Charter Other records to which public access must be provided section 97 (2)

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Quarterly Report and Strategic Plan Review
The Chief Administrative Officer has provided a report to the Governance and Services Committee highlighting achievements of the Regional District during the April through June period. The report also provided Regional Directors with an overview of progress related to achieving the objectives of the Board’s Strategic Priorities Plan. At the last Regional Board meeting, a short video was presented to highlight many of the program and service accomplishments during the first half of 2016. The video can be viewed on the RDCO YouTube channel https://youtu.be/oPDUYY6TAi8.

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6. FINANCIAL SERVICES

6.1 Information Report- Purchase Commitments >$100,000 during 2Q 2016 (All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority LGA 208.1)

STACK/SIEBEN
THAT the Regional Board, as per section 4.6 of the RDCO Purchasing Policy, receive for information the report on the purchase commitments which exceeded $100,000 made during the second quarter, ending June 30, 2016.

CARRIED Unanimously

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12. Director Items
• Director Carson noted that the two electoral area directors have a meeting booked with Minister Fassbender on September 23 to discuss governance.

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13. Adjourn in camera
(All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority - LGA 208.1)

FORTIN/DEHART
THAT Pursuant to Section 90 (1 )(c) of the Community Charter the Regional Board adjourn and convene to a closed to the public meeting - 'In Camera' session to discuss:
• Labour relations or other employee relations.
CARRIED Unanimously

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North Westside Governance
The Regional Board has received a presentation from the President of the North Westside Communities Association requesting support from the Board in asking the Provincial Government for a formal Governance Study. The association says more than 550 residents have signed a petition and there was overwhelming support from over 100 people attending an information meeting to request Board support for a formal review of governance options. Staff will review the request and information and provide a report to the Board at a future meeting on implications and request a presentation from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

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5. DELEGATION

5.1 North Westside Communities Association - Governance Study Committee, Bob Andrews - President (All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority - LGA 208.1)

Bob Andrews, President of the North Westside Communities Association presented the Association's view on governance in the North Westside area of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. Mr. Andrews is also the Chair of the North Westside Communities Governance Committee, a group of seven residents. The past accomplishments of the Association were highlighted.
Due to dissatisfaction being voiced by some community members on governance regarding lack of transparency, lack of accountability, feeling of alienation and indifference, and increasing water-related costs the Association decided to take action to review governance in the area. Examples of the issues of concern were highlighted.

The Committee requests a letter of support for the Province to review the governance options available to the residents of the North Westside.

Discussion:
• Governance studies and incorporation studies are two different issues.
• The Committee's draft Terms of Reference was presented. The request for $50,000 in funding is to the Province. The Committee petitions the Province to determine if they will consider a study. The Province makes the decision not the Regional District.
• It was noted that $30,000 was included in the RDCO Electoral Area budget for 2016 for 'governance'. Director Carson noted this funding is for 'service related' issues not for a governance study. There will be a cost to the RDCO for staff resources should a study be approved by the Province.
• Other communities within the electoral area will be impacted should a change in governance occur.
• The question was raised if the Province could attend a future Board meeting to clarify their role in such a study.

FORTIN/STACK
THAT the presentation by the North Westside Communities Association regarding a governance study be received for information;
AND FURTHER THAT staff report to the Board, prior to UBCM Convention, outlining the implications of a governance study to the Regional District.
CARRIED Unanimously

OPHUS/BAKER
THAT staff request the Province attend a Board meeting, prior to UBCM Convention, to outline the Province's role and options for a governance study.
CARRIED (opposed Carson)

It was noted that although a letter of support is requested, it is premature as the Board needs an opportunity to review the information presented including the potential impact to the Regional District.
CARSON/BAKER
THAT the Board resolve to support a governance study by the North Westside Governance Committee for the North Westside Road Fire Protection Area.
DEFEATED (Carson in support)

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6. CORRESPONDENCE
6.1 City of Kelowna - Municipal and Regional District Tax Bylaw No. 11258 (All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority - LGA 208.1)
City of Kelowna, through a bylaw process, is proposing an increase in the hotel tax in Kelowna from 2% to 3%.

Correspondence dated August 6, 2016 outlined the information on the tax increase. Jim Gabriel, City of Kelowna, and Nancy Cameron, Tourism Kelowna were in attendance. J. Gabriel outlined the process which requires consultation with the Regional District and support of the stakeholders. All hotels are located within the City of Kelowna. Provincial regulatory approval is required for the increase.
FINDLATER/BAKER
THAT the August 9, 2016 letter from the City of Kelowna regarding the Municipal and Regional District Tax Bylaw No. 11258 be received for information;
AND FURTHER THAT the Regional District of Central Okanagan provide a letter of support to the City of Kelowna for the increase in the hotel tax from 2% to 3%.
CARRIED Unanimously

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13. Adjourn in camera

(All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority - LGA 208.1)

BAKER/BASRAN
THAT Pursuant to Section 90 (1 )(g)(i)(I) of the Community Charter the Regional Board adjourn and convene to a closed to the public meeting - 'In Camera' session to discuss:
• litigation or potential litigation affecting the Regional District.
• receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communication necessary for that purpose.
• discussion respecting regional district objectives, measures and progress reports

CARRIED Unanimously

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Statutory Meeting Date Changed
The Regional Board has approved an amendment to its Procedure Bylaw moving the annual Statutory Board meeting to the first meeting in November instead of the first meeting in December. The bylaw change is consistent with the updated Statutory meeting requirement in the Local Government Act and the new election cycle that begins with local government elections starting in October 2018. The Board has also approved moving this year’s Statutory Meeting from Monday, December 5th to Thursday, November 10th.

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7.2 2016 Board Meeting Schedule - Amendment of Inaugural Statutory Meeting (All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - 208.1 - Simple Majority)

STACK/SIEBEN
THAT the Regional Board approve amending the 2016 Board meeting schedule to confirm the Board's next inaugural statutory meeting will be held on November 10, 2016.

CARRIED Unanimously

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RDCO-WFN Community Forum Funding
The Regional Board has received a letter from the Union of BC Municipalities and First Nations Summit confirming funding under the Community to Community forum program. The Regional District will receive a grant totalling $4,975 to assist with the cost of hosting a half day Cultural Sites Protection Forum with the Westbank First Nation. It’s hoped with the participation of both the Westbank First Nation Council and Regional Board there will be an understanding of options for a joint management strategy to protect Okanagan syilx cultural features/sites within RDCO Regional Parks.

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5. CORRESPONDENCE
5.1 UBCM - 2015 Resolutions Endorsed by the UBCM at Convention
Province of BC's Response to Resolution (All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote - Simple Majority - LGA 208.1)
Union of BC Municipalities letter of June 15, 2016 outlined the response from the Province of BC to the 2015 resolution regarding highway speeds that was endorsed at the 2015 UBCM Convention.
OPHUS/GRAY
THAT the June 15, 2016 letter from the Union of BC Municipalities regarding the Province's response to the 2015 resolution regarding highway speeds put forward by the Board and endorsed by the UBCM membership at Convention be received for
information.
CARRIED Unanimously

5.2 UBCM - 2016/17 Regional Community to Community Forum Funding Approval (All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote Simple Majority- LGA 208.1)
Union of BC Municipalities letter of June 27, 2016 confirmed approval of the Community to Community Forum Funding of $4,975 for 2016. Staff is anticipating a Forum with Westbank First Nation to be held in the fall.
BAKER/STACK
THAT the June 27, 2016 letter from the Union of BC Municipalities regarding funding approval for the 2016/17 Regional Community to Community Forum be received for information.
CARRIED Unanimously

10. ADJOURN IN CAMERA
OPHUS/BASRAN
THAT pursuant to Section 90(1) (g) of the Community Charter the Regional Board adjourn and convene to a closed to the public meeting 'In Camera' session to discuss:
• Litigation or potential litigation affecting the Regional District.
CARRIED Unanimously

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Fiscal 2015 Financial Disclosure Schedules
The Regional Board has approved the 2015 report outlining remuneration and expenses for elected officials and their alternates along with 35 staff whose remuneration was greater than $75,000. In 2015, the remuneration and benefits of all Regional District employees totalled more than $9.9-million. The report also outlines payments totalling over $12.1-million to 85 suppliers during 2015 for goods and services exceeding $25,000.
A copy is available for viewing online at regionaldistrict.com/budgets and at the Finance and Administration Services in the Regional District office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna.

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6. FINANCIAL SERVICES
6.1 2015 Statement of Financial Information Disclosures (All Directors Unweighted Corporate Vote, Simple Majority- 208.1)
Staff report dated June 27, 2016 outlined the statement of financial information disclosures. The provincial deadline for approval of the statements is June 30th
BASRAN/FORTIN
THAT the Regional Board approve the 2015 Schedules required under the Financial Information Act and its regulations including:
• Schedule of Board Remuneration
• Schedule of Employee Remuneration
• Schedule of Payments to Suppliers
• Statement of Severance Agreements
• Schedule of Guarantee and Indemnity Agreements
CARRIED Unanimously

9. ADJOURN IN CAMERA (All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote, Simple Majority - 208.1)
The Board adjourned In Camera at 7:45 p.m.
FORTIN/STACK
THAT pursuant to Section 90 (1)(i) of the Community Charter the Regional Board adjourn and convene to a close to the public meeting (In Camera) to discuss:
• the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
CARRIED Unanimously
The Board reconvened at 7:55 p.m. Director DeHart was in attendance.

11. DIRECTOR ITEMS
There were no issues raised requiring Board consideration.

12. ADJOURN IN CAMERA
(All Directors - Unweighted Corporate Vote, Simple Majority - 208.1)
OPHUS/SIEBEN
THAT Pursuant to Section 90 (1)(c)(g) of the Community Charter the Regional Board adjourn and convene to a close to the public meeting (In Camera) to discuss:
• Labour relations or other employee relations
• Litigation or potential litigation affecting the Regional District
CARRIED Unanimously

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio June 27, 2016 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (231 MB)

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.pdf icon June 9, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

7. DIRECTOR ITEMS
Director Hanson noted that she had just returned from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in Winnipeg. One of the discussion points FCM is considering is proclaiming Sept 30'h as First Nations Day.

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Letter: Kelowna's shoreline should be accessible to all
Kelowna Capital News - Jun 15, 2016

To the editor:

Little known fact: It's illegal for most lake-front homeowners in Kelowna to block you from walking along the foreshore in front of their houses. The foreshore is the strip of beach that lies between the lowest and highest lake levels—in some places it's about 10 feet wide.

If you've ever tried to walk along the lakeshore in Kelowna, you're probably familiar with the dozens of obstacles (fences, walls, docks and bogus No Trespassing signs) put in place by these owners. So, why does this continue when it's illegal?

The province has the responsibility for enforcing these laws. If you phone toll-free 1-877-952-7277 then 2, an operator will take your report of this type of violation. Unfortunately, it appears the province doesn't have anywhere near the number of natural resource officers that they need to actually do anything to help us here in Kelowna.

I phoned, then emailed the locations and photos of several of the most flagrant offences, nearly eight months ago. Zero results.

I suspect this lack of enforcement also has a lot to do with the considerable political influence wielded by the owners of these expensive shore-side houses.

If the province was actually interested in acting on this issue, they could easily finance the hiring of more enforcement officers through increased fines to the people who thumb their noses at the rest of us. Our premier, Christy Clark (250-768-8426), is also the MLA for Westside-Kelowna. She ignored me when I asked why the province hadn't acted on this issue, maybe she'll get interested if more of us call her office.

Al Janusas, Kelowna

Source: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/opinion/letters/383197471.html

Homeowners pay big tax dollars on the lakeshore, thats why the Province ain' interested. The Province would have all the lakeshore homeowners up in arms and they would want to pay less taxes. Pretty sure thats what its all about!!! Doesn't matter what the law is, the government can flaunt it all they want!!!

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Video of May 26, 2016 North Westside Road Communities Association Governance meeting at Killiney Beach Hall


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May 26, 2016 the North Westside Communities Association held a meeting to talk about governance in Central Okanagan West and East. This is video of the President of the Communities Association speaking at the beginning of the meeting.
https://youtu.be/XBoyODUVvOs

May 26, 2016 the North Westside Communities Association held a meeting to talk about governance in Central Okanagan West and East. This is video of the President of the Communities Association asking the Community for a show of hands of who are interested in a Governance Study
https://youtu.be/F-A_Ete8QFU

May 26, 2016 the North Westside Road Communities Association held a meeting to talk about governance in Central Okanagan West and East. This is video of one of the residents asking 3 questions and getting answers from Director Carson.
1. How much will a governance feasibility study cost?
2. How long will it take to do a feasibility study?
3. Will we get co-operation from RDCO?
https://youtu.be/zuTHLhqiCUQ

May 26, 2016 the North Westside Road Communities Association held a meeting to talk about governance in Central Okanagan West and East. This is video of one of the residents asking if any water grants for Killiney Beach would be affected by a feasibility study. Director Carson replied saying no, he already has the cheque.
https://youtu.be/mC8HJu6jyoM

May 26, 2016 the North Westside Road Communities Association held a meeting to talk about governance in Central Okanagan West and East. This is video of Director Carson stating that he wants to take community support for a feasibility study to the RDCO Board.
https://youtu.be/GaGDp_5-FL4

May 26, 2016 the North Westside Road Communities Association held a meeting to talk about governance in Central Okanagan West and East. This is video of a resident asking COW Director Carson if there are enough people to support a governance feasibility study for Central Okanagan East and West?
https://youtu.be/9_D_0joao0o (This video won't be finished publishing until May 27 afternoon cause I can't keep my eyes open anymore)

May 26, 2016 the North Westside Road Communities Association held a meeting to talk about governance in Central Okanagan West and East. This is video of a resident asking COW Director Carson if the RDCO will somehow block the Community from moving forward with a governance feasibility study.
https://youtu.be/HgsXs8F33N0

May 26, 2016 the North Westside Road Communities Association held a meeting to talk about governance in Central Okanagan West and East. This is video of a resident asking how Director Carson can sell this idea of a feasibility study to the rest of RDCO Board members. The video camera ran out of disk space to record anymore so we were unable to record Director Carson's answer.
https://youtu.be/RaVF6KVaMwU

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We had a look at the number of signatures on the governance feasibility study petition that was at the back of the Killiney Beach Hall at the meeting May 26, 2016, and there were a lot of signatures.  The North Westside Road Communities Association website also has a link to the governance feasibility study petition if you are interested to sign the petition from there instead.

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.pdf icon May 12, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

5.2 Economic Development Commission Update - Corie Griffiths, EDC Manager Corie Griffiths presented an update on EDC's 2016 Operational Plan including highlights of what EDC does-develop programs and initiatives that enhance the
existing business base, attract investment and support economic growth; supporting business retention and expansion, coordination, facilitation and communication and investment attraction.

OPHUS/FORTIN
THAT the Economic Development Commission update on the 2016 Operational Plan be received for information.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon April 25, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about items 6.1 and 8.1 or about the audio links below

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.pdf icon April 25, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon 6.1 Emily MacNair, Program Manager - Okanagan Regional Adaptation Strategies Update

.pdf icon 8.1 RDCO Purchase Commitments >$100,000 during 1Q 2016

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.pdf icon April 25, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

6. DELEGATION
6.1 Emily MacNair, Program Manager - Okanagan Regional Adaptation Strategies Update [All Directors - Unweighted Vote - LGA 208(1)]
Staff report dated April 18, 2016 outlined the BC Agriculture Council’s Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative which addresses agricultural challenges associated with climate Change.
Emily MacNair provided an overview of a new initiative in the Okanagan.
- BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative formulated in 2008.
- Advisory Committee is made up of producers, processors and government. Six regional plan just being completed in the province.
- A regional focused program started in 2013 - Regional Adaptation Enhancement Program. The strategies plan is to be completed in May 2016. The Plan evaluates climate change impacts and develops strategies, actions and priorities. 15 strategies and 27 actions items have been identified.
- Priority impact areas include: warmer/drier summer conditions; changing pest populations; increase in extreme precipitation events; and increasing wildfire risk.
-FORTIN/OPHUS
THAT the presentation by Emily MacNair on the Okanagan Regional Adaptation Strategies be received for information.
CARRIED Unanimously

8. FINANCIAL SERVICES
8.1 RDCO Purchase Commitments >$100,000 during 1Q 2016 [All Directors - Unweighted Vote - LGA 208(1)]
Staff report dated April 18, 2016 outlined the purchase commitments for the first quarter of 2016. Staff outlined what contract administration and inspection services are for the Westshore & Killiney Beach Water Systems project.
BAKER/BASRAN
THAT the Regional Board receive for information the report on the purchase commitments which exceeded $100,000 made during the first quarter, ending March 31, 2016.
CARRIED Unanimously

11. DIRECTOR ITEMS
- Director Carson thanked staff for the recent Westside road clean-up. Volunteers annually do a roadside clean-up and Waste Reduction staff assisted.
- Director Ophus recently attended, on behalf of the RDCO, the Municipal Finance Authority AGM.
- SILGA Convention was held last week in Kelowna. Two elected officials were elected to the SILGA Board: Director Hanson and Kelowna Councillor Charlie Hodge. Next years’ conference will be at Sun Peaks in Kamloops.

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Chair Given had to mention that it takes 10 years to incorporate to get that dig in, didn't she!!!  Chair Given seems to be loving it!!!

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.pdf icon April 14, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Emergency Program Act Response
The Regional Board has approved submitting a response to the Provincial Government as part of the public consultation on the Emergency Management BC Discussion Paper. Regional Emergency Program staff have reviewed the document and provided comments regarding possible changes to modernize and clarify responsibilities in the Emergency Program Act.

Regional Growth Context Statement
The Regional Board has approved a proposed Regional Context Statement from the City of Kelowna. The statement, to be included in the City of Kelowna Official Community Plan is required under Provincial legislation and links the municipal Official Community Plan (OCP) to the Regional Growth Strategy by showing how the OCP supports and aligns with the goals and strategies of the Regional Growth Strategy.

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.pdf icon April 14, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon item 5.1 City of Kelowna - SILGA Resolution 'Integrity Commissioner for Local Government'

.pdf icon Item 5.2 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Approval of funding for Bellevue Creek Intake and Dike Improvements

.pdf icon item 6.2 City of Kelowna - Regional Context Statement

.pdf icon item 7.1 Rise & Report from Governance & Services Meeting - April 14, 2016 Emergency Program Act Consultation (don't see any agenda for this)

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.pdf icon April 14, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

5. CORRESPONDENCE
5.1 City of Kelowna - SILGA Resolution - 'Integrity Commissioner for Local Government' [All Directors - Unweighted Vote - LGA 208(1)]
HODGE/BAKER
THAT the City of Kelowna's correspondence dated Feb. 15, 2016 regarding their SILGA resolution "Integrity Commissioner for Local Government' for consideration at the 2016 SILGA Convention be received for information.
CARRIED Unanimously

5.2 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Approval of funding for Bellevue Creek Intake and Dike Improvements [All Directors - Unweighted Vote - 208(1)]
SIEBEN/FINDLATER
THAT the March 30, 2016 letter from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure confirming approval of $200,000 in funding for the Bellevue Creek Intake and Dike Improvements be received for information.
CARRIED Unanimously

6.2 City of Kelowna - Regional Context Statement - [All Directors - Unweighted Vote - 208(1)]
Staff report dated April 5, 2016 provided an overview of the requirement for municipalities to provide a regional context statement to reflect the RDCO Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1336.
FINDLATER/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board accept the City of Kelowna's proposed Regional Context Statement in their Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 11205.
CARRIED Unanimously

7. NEW BUSINESS
7.1 Rise & Report from Governance & Services Meeting - April 14, 2016
7.1.1 Emergency Program Act Consultation RDCO's Submission of the 'Response to Prepared and Resilient EMBC Discussion Paper' [All Directors - Unweighted Vote - 208(1)]
FINDLATER/BASRAN
THAT the Regional Board approve the RDCO's submission of the 'Response to Prepared and Resilient EMBC Discussion Paper' to the Province of British Columbia in response to their invitation to participate in consultation and engagement on the Emergency Program Act, subject to the following:
Add to Section #3:
‘explore broader definition of first nations which may include self-government, and band council’
CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon March 31, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Code of Conduct Policy

The Regional Board has adopted a new Code of Conduct policy. The new policy establishes a common understanding of behaviour and ethical conduct expected throughout the Regional District organization. It replaces the previous Internal Code of Conduct in place since 2011.

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.pdf icon March 31, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.1 RDCO Code of Conduct

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SUBJECT: Request for Decision – RDCO Code of Conduct
Purpose: To bring forward requested amendments to the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) Code of Conduct for Board consideration and approval.
Executive Summary:
At the regular Regional Board meeting held on March 21st, 2016 the Board was requested to consider a new RDCO Code of Conduct Policy. The Board discussed various aspects of the new policy and during its deliberations questioned, under Section 11 [Political Activity] what process would be followed if a regional district employee decided to run for elected office. It was suggested that adding language to the policy to address this issue may be advisable.
Having confirmed that this was the only area of the policy that needed further work the Board resolved to “defer this matter until the next Board meeting” so staff could address the Board’s concern.

Before being nominated to office as a member of the board of the regional district, or as a member of a council of a municipality that is within the regional district an employee must give written notice to his or her employer of their intention to consent to nomination. They must also arrange for a leave of absence for the duration of the nomination period and, if successfully elected resign their position with the RDCO prior to making their oath of office.

For clarity, this language has been added to the RDCO Code of Conduct Policy and can be found under Section 11.5. As well, the scope has been clarified to apply to Board members, exempt staff, contract workers and advisory body members. As directed by the Board this policy is now being brought back to the Board for final consideration and approval.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board approve RDCO Code of Conduct Policy attached to the report from the CAO dated March 23, 2016 entitled “RDCO Code of Conduct”.

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.pdf icon Item 6.3 Request for Consideration RDCO Code of Conduct Review
7. Interactions of Board Members, Staff and Advisory Body Members
7.9. There are distinct and specialized roles expected of staff both in carrying out their responsibilities and in dealing with the Board. Staff are accountable to the Chief Administrative Officer and the Chief Administrative Officer is accountable to the Board. As such, it is inappropriate for Board members to involve themselves in matters of administration, departmental management, personnel or other administrative responsibilities that fall within the jurisdiction of the Chief Administrative Officer;

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.pdf icon March 31, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

.pdf icon March 31, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Hospital District Board Meeting Minutes

6. BUSINESS ARISING

6.1 RDCO Code of Conduct [All Directors – Unweighted Vote – 208(1)]
#81/16 BAKER/FINDLATER
THAT the postponed motion #73 be brought to the table for consideration.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon March 21, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Respectful Workplace Policy
The Regional Board has adopted an updated policy to maintain a respectful, harassment-free workplace. The new Respectful Workplace Policy replaces the previous Bullying and Harassment Policy in place since 2013 and includes updated information to clarify the obligations of the RDCO, its employees, supervisors and managers, the Board, Advisory Commission members and contractors to encourage a respectful workplace, while preventing and addressing bullying and harassment in the work environment.

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about item 6.3 Request for Consideration RDCO Code of Conduct Review, item 6.4 Request for Decision Format of Minutes, item 6.5 Request for Consideration Elected Officials Oath of Office.

Late Director Recognized
The Regional Board acknowledged the sudden passing of former Director Ben Lee and conveyed its condolences to his family. Ben was an appointed Director from the City of Kelowna from 1983 – 1996 and served as a long-time chair of the RDCO Parks Advisory Commission. Among his many passions, Ben was a champion of the Regional Parks system and brought the highest standards to his community and volunteer service.

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.pdf icon March 21, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.2 Request for Policy Decision RDCO Respectful Workplace Policy

.pdf icon Item 6.3 Request for Consideration RDCO Code of Conduct Review

.pdf icon Item 6.4 Request for Decision Format of Minutes

.pdf icon Item 6.5 Request for Consideration Elected Officials Oath of Office

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Item 6.2 Request for Policy Decision RDCO Respectful Workplace Policy
SUBJECT: Request for Decision - RDCO Respectful Workplace Policy
Purpose: To seek Board approval for a Respectful Workplace Policy that creates and maintains a respectful, harassment-free workplace.
Executive Summary:
At the request of the Board staff has undertaken a review of the current Bullying and Harassment Policy 8.12. The request was based on a need to clarify the scope, applicability and role of elected officials in complying with Provincial regulations and Regional District policy in this regard.
In addition to the Workers Compensation Act, in 2013, WorkSafe BC implemented policies that mandate the creation and maintenance of a respectful, harassment-free workplace. The policy was developed to clarify the obligations of employers, workers and supervisors to prevent and address workplace bullying and harassment. In our circumstance the "employer" is the corporation of the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) which includes not only workers and supervisors but also Board members, advisory body (committee & commission) members, contract workers and senior management.
Staff has identified 5 key areas that should be changed in the current policy:
1. Clarify the applicability of the scope of the policy by specifically adding Board members, advisory body members, and contract workers to the existing RDCO employee group;
2. Convert the current Administrative Policy into a Regional Board Policy;
3. Add clear roles and responsibilities applicable to this policy for RDCO workers, supervisors and managers as well as Board members and advisory body members;
4. Add clear procedures for the investigation process along with a list of potential outcomes for proven contraventions of this policy; and
5. Rename this policy for what it is, a Board approved RDCO Respectful Workplace Policy.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board approve Respectful Workplace Policy No. 8.12 as attached as Schedule "A" to the report from the CAO dated March 8th, 2016 entitled "RDCO Respectful Workplace Policy".
Respectfully Submitted:
CAO Brian Reardon

Item 6.3 Request for Consideration RDCO Code of Conduct Review
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR CONSIDERATION - RDCO CODE OF CONDUCT REVIEW
Purpose: To present background information and options for a revised Code of Conduct.
Executive Summary:
The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) adopted its current "Internal Code of Conduct" on October 13th , 2011 (attached). Considering where the Regional District was at that time, this document has served its purpose well however, the organization has evolved and as such the Code of Conduct should be reviewed to reflect the culture/ethics of the current Board.
Although there is no legislative requirement for local governments in British Columbia to have a Code of Conduct or a Code of Ethics Policy they are relatively common. They tend to be found in high performing organizations who embrace a values-based leadership style. This type of policy is considered a Best Practice for local government organizations who are committed to organizational excellence and effective, ethical governance.
At the request of the Board, staff has undertaken a review of the current RDCO Code of Conduct with a view of broadening its scope, using best practices, to support the Board's vision of being an acknowledged leader in regional governance, creating organizational excellence in delivering exceptional, professional services, and meeting the needs of our citizens. The policies from the City of Vancouver and the Cariboo Regional District have been used as a reference in the development of a proposed new Code of Conduct for the RDCO.
The purpose of a Code of Conduct is to establish a common understanding of the standards of behaviour and ethical conduct expected within the organization. It should apply to everyone supporting the Board's decision making process including staff and advisory body members.
The attached Code of Conduct is presented for the Board's consideration and deliberation.
Staff are seeking feedback from the Board at this time. Should the Board reach consensus to adopt the proposed Code of Conduct then a motion to that effect would be in order.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board receives this report for information.
Respectfully Submitted:
CAO Brian Reardon

Item 6.4 Request for Decision Format of Minutes
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR DECISION - FORMAT OF MINUTES
Regional Board Report
Purpose: To seek Board approval for a policy on format of minutes.
Executive Summary:
Recently, the Board of Directors has questioned the format of our Board meeting minutes and asked for a policy review of the matter. Currently, there is no Board Policy dealing with this issue however there is an administrative policy requiring the "Administrative Assistant" to prepare the minutes as soon as possible after a Board Meeting and have them placed on the next Board Meeting Agenda.
The issue raised at the Board was questioning the level of detail that is included in the Board Meeting minutes. There are three categories of minutes described as follows:
1. Verbatim Minutes -
2. Decisions-only Minutes-
3. Anecdotal Minutes capture the discussions and decisions word for word;
capturing decisions and follow-up items; AND adding concise point form summaries of discussions, without attributing comments to individuals Eli Mina, a prominent author, lecturer and parliamentarian in British Columbia advises organizations to abandon "verbatim minutes" in favour of a "decisions-only" or "anecdotal" approach depending on the type of meeting. He recommends formal meetings such as regular/special/in-camera Board meetings use a "decisions-only" format with less formal meetings such as advisory body (Committee & Commission) meetings using an "anecdotal" format for minute taking.
Due to the complex nature of voting rules used for Regional Districts in British Columbia there is value in recording the Mover and Seconder of a motion as well as any Directors voting in Opposition of a motion as a way of confirming the correct voting rule was used.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board approve the use of a "decisions-only format" for all Board meeting minutes and an "anecdotal format" for all advisory body meeting minutes;
AND FURTHER THAT that Board request staff bring forward a Board Policy to this effect.
Respectfully Submitted:
CAO Brian Reardon

Item 6.5 Request for Consideration Elected Officials Oath of Office
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR CONSIDERATION - ELECTED OFFICIALS OATH OF OFFICE
Purpose: To present background information and options for a revised Oath of Office for Elected Officials.
Executive Summary:
At the request of the Board staff has undertaken a review of the current Elected Officials Oath of Office. Currently, the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) uses the oath or solemn affirmation of office prescribed by regulation. The wording in this regulation is very basic, isn't particularly inspiring or meaningful, and certainly does not reflect the core values, ethics and objectives of the current Board of Directors.
The Local Government Act allows a Board to establish its own Oath of Office by bylaw. Five options for a new oath of office have been developed, in addition to the current Oath of Office prescribed by Regulation, for the Board's consideration. These options are based on examples of other jurisdictions that have chosen to customize their Oath of Office such as the City of Kelowna, City of Vancouver and the Central Coast Regional District.
As the legislation does not prescribe any specific requirements or elements that must be included in the Oath of Office, these six options can be endorsed in the form presented, be rewritten or combined in any manner. Should the Board reach consensus on a preferred option, a resolution requesting staff to bring forward a bylaw with the new elected official oath of office would be in order.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board receive the Elected Officials Oath of Office report for information.
Respectfully Submitted:
Brian Reardon

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6.2 Request for Policy Decision - RDCO Respectful Workplace Policy (All Directors - Unweighted Vote - 208.1)
Staff report dated March 8, 2016 outlined a revised respectful workplace policy.
HODGE/STACK
THAT the Board approve Respectful Workplace Policy 8.2 as attached as Schedule "A" to the report from the CAO dated March 8, 2016 entitled "RDCO Respectful Workplace Policy".
CARRIED (opposed Hanson/Carson)

6.3 Request for Consideration - RDCO Code of Conduct Review (All Directors - Unweighted Vote - LGA 208.1)
Staff report dated March 14, 2016 outlined a revised Code of Conduct.
BASRAN/OPHUS
THAT the Board approve the new RDCO Code of Conduct.
Amendment to the main motion:
OPHUS/FINDLATER
THAT the main motion be POSTPONED to the March 31, 2016 Board meeting to allow staff to confirm under Section 11 [Political Activity] what process would be followed if a Regional District employee decided to run for elected office.
CARRIED Unanimously
The Main Motion was Postponed

6.4 Request for Decision - Format of Minutes (All Directors - Unweighted Vote - LGA 208.1)
Staff report dated March 8, 2016 outlined a policy on format of minutes.
FINDLATER/BASRAN
THAT the Board approve the use of a "decisions-only format" for all Board meeting minutes and an "anecdotal format" for all advisory body meeting minutes;
AND FURTHER THAT the Board request staff bring forward a Board policy to this effect.
CARRIED (Opposed Hanson/Fortin)

6.5 Request for Consideration - Elected Officials Oath of Office (All Directors - Unweighted Vote - LGA 208.1)
Staff report dated March 16, 2016 outlined options for the Board’s consideration for a new Oath of Office to be used by the Regional District.
FINDLATER/CARSON
THAT the Board receive the Elected Officials Oath of Office report dated March 16, 2016 for information.
CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon March 10, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon item 5.3 Financial Support for 2016 SILGA Convention

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SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR DECISION - FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR 2016 SILGA CONVENTION

Purpose: To present a request for financial support for the 2016 Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) Convention being held in Kelowna.

Executive Summary:

Attached for the Board's consideration is a letter from Alison Slater, Executive Director for SILGA inviting the Regional District of Central Okanagan to join them at the 9th annual SILGA AGM as a sponsor. Sponsorship options range in cost from $12,000 as a Platinum Participant to $600 as a Trade Show Participant. Each sponsorship option has a corresponding number of benefits in terms of presentation time to the convention delegates, registrations, booth space, and advertising/promotion space in printed and electronic formats.

Historically, the Regional District in which the convention is taking place has chosen the GOLD or SILVER sponsorship option to showcase their regional programs and support the host city in making the convention a success. For reference, last year the Thompson Nicola Regional District was a GOLD Sponsor of the SILGA Convention when hosted by the City of Kamloops.

Should the board choose to be a sponsor of this year's SILGA Convention the level of sponsorship needs to be determined. The sponsorship costs would be paid for out of Regional Board Administration - 001 and requires a Board resolution to approve that expenditure.

Participation as a sponsor in this year's SILGA Convention supports the Board's strategic priorities of:
- Championing Communications and Engagement - engaging our citizens and our staff while improving our image and public awareness of services; and
- Providing Proactive and Responsive Governance - strengthening all partnership relationships to collaborate effectively.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board approve a GOLD (Option 1) sponsorship to the 2016 SILGA Convention in the amount of $6,000 to be paid out of Regional Board Administration - 001.

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5.3 Financial Support for 2016 SILGA (Southern Interior Local Government Association) Convention (All Directors - Unweighted Vote - LGA 208.1)
Staff report dated March 2, 2016 outlined the request from SILGA to sponsor the convention. Historically, the regional district in which the convention is taking place has chosen the GOLD or SILVER sponsorship option.
BAKER/STACK
THAT the Board approve a GOLD (Option 1) sponsorship to the 2016 SILGA Convention in the amount of $6,000 to be paid out of Regional Board Administration 001.
CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon February 22, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Strategic Priorities Plan Adopted
The Regional Board has adopted its 2015-2018 Strategic Priorities Plan. It’s the framework that guides the Board and provides direction for staff in six strategic priority areas: Providing Proactive and Responsive Governance; Ensuring Asset, Service and Financial Sustainability; Nurturing Responsible Growth and Development; Protecting and Promoting Our Environment and Lifestyle; Championing Communications and Engagement and Empowering RDCO employees. The plan also outlines Strategic Initiatives in each of the priority areas.

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.pdf icon Item 10.1 2016 Conventions Electoral Area Director Approval To Attend

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SUBJECT: 2016 Conventions - Electoral Area Director Approval to Attend
Purpose: To seek Board approval for Director Carson and Director Hanson's attendance at the 2016 SILGA, FCM and UBCM Conventions.

Executive Summary:
In the past, the electoral area directors have had the opportunity to attend the SILGA, FCM and UBCM conventions. SILGA is scheduled to be held in Kelowna, April 19-22; FCM is scheduled to be held in Winnipeg, June 3 - 5; and UBCM is scheduled to be held in Victoria, September 26-30.
Registration fees are not known at this time but the 2016 electoral area budget will take into account the expenses for attending the above conventions.

As per Board policy: Board Remuneration and Expense Policy No. 7.15
Expenses for attending Conference and Seminars (All Directors)
When attending out of District meetings, seminars, conferences or other business authorized by the Board, Directors are entitled to claim receipted expenses for the following:
i) ferry tolls, ferry reservation fees and highway tolls;
ii) airline tickets including all fees and charges;
iii) bus, taxi, and limousine services;
iv) parking charges;
v) business phone calls;
vi) accommodation.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board approve Director Hanson and Director Carson's attendance to the 2016 SILGA, FCM and UBCM Conventions including registration and travel expenses as per Board policy.

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11. DIRECTOR ITEMS (items for information)

Chair Given highlighted that the 2015 Annual Report has been produced. Copies were circulated. It has been posted on the RDCO website.

Director Findlater noted that there have been disabled accessibility issues raised regarding the parking lot at the Shannon Lake Regional Park. Staff will follow-up. In addition, he noted that West Kelowna has received a letter from the Province regarding the Off-Road Vehicle Act. The CAO confirmed the RDCO received the same letter.

Director Carson noted there is a ‘spring fling’ being held at the Killiney Beach Community Hall on March 12.

Director Fortin raised the issue again regarding the possibility of extending the fall yard waste pickup, as well as increasing yard waste pickup once per week. It was noted that residents can purchase additional yard waste carts.

#56/16 STACK/FINDLATER

THAT staff be directed to review as part of the 2015 Service Review for Solid Waste Management the implications of extending the yard waste season later in the fall, in addition to the possibility of increasing the frequency of yard waste pickup to once per week and report back to the Board.

CARRIED Unanimously

Director Stack asked how Kelowna’s landfill ended up being the only landfill in the region. It was noted that there was a previous landfill site on the Westside but has been closed as capacity was reached (the final closure plan has not yet been approved by the Province). Over the years consideration has been given to possible other sites but there were none feasible and the Kelowna site has extended years of service left in it.

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10. NEW BUSINESS

10.1 2016 Conventions – Electoral Area Director Approval to Attend (All Directors – Unweighted Vote)

#55/16 BAKER/DEHART

THAT the Regional Board approve Director Hanson and Director Carson’s attendance to the 2016 SILGA, FCM and UBCM Conventions including registration and travel expenses as per Board Policy No. 7.15.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon Item 5.1 Okanagan Film Commission

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OKANAGAN BOUNDARY SIMILKAMEEN FILM COMMISSION BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS 2016 CONTENTS INCLUDE:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS PAGE 2
STAFF PAGE 2
FILM COMMISSIONER BIOGRAPHY PAGE 2
HOW A FILM COMMISSION WORKS PAGE 3
ECONOMIC TRACKING SYSTEMS FOR ON-LOCATION PRODUCTION PAGE 4
2012 PRODUCTIONS PAGE 5
2013 PROPOSED BUDGET PAGE 6/7
SUMMARY PAGE 8

Our Mandate:
To generate a positive economic impact by enabling the growth ofthe Okanagan-Similkameen-Boundary region as a film, animation and new media centre. The Okanagan Film Commission will continue to attract and build the entertainment industry in this region through infrastructure development, strategic partnering, marketing and promotion

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5. Delegation
5.1 Okanagan Film Commission - Paul LaGrange, OFC Board member; Jon Summerland, Commissioner; and Anne Denman, Managing Director (Kelowna) Bardel Entertainment Inc.
Jon Summerland introduced Paul LaGrange and Anne Denman to the Committee.
An overview of the Commission's funding and activities was presented.
• Regional government funding is $199,000 (RDCO provides $120,000 annually plus $10,000 in-kind for office space)
• Return on investment = $15,582,000
• 2015 wasn't as busy (no big stars) as 2014 but there are many scripts to be reviewed
• Okanagan Film Fundamentals weekend being introduced this spring (discover your role in film). Intimate symposium
• Anne Denman addressed the role of animation in the Okanagan. There is a labour shortage in the Okanagan for film and animation. Training occurs in the studio setting just to fill 'seats'. Need crew that has the film fundamentals in order to be hired for work. Mid to low level crew is where shortages occur.
• Paul LaGrange addressed the funding. OFC operates on a $200,000 budget. The Board has focused on eliminating previous deficits. OFC is now in the black, and plan to run small surpluses. Working on additional sources of revenue in order to take on new endeavors.
• Working to bring in more education elements with the College and University for animation and technology. The valley is on the cusp of new technology and is very tech savvy place.
• Level of funding request for 2016 to RDCO remains the same. The Regional District of North Okanagan has increased their funding slightly.
• Has the Board considered a higher level of financial reporting other than 'Notice to Reader' notes? The accountants have quoted on the costs of reporting at a higher level.
• Does the low American dollar impact filming? It depends, film is a fickle business, it's difficult to look beyond three months in this industry. The industry is growing because of the popularity of the region. Animation continues to grow. The Okanagan is a solid place to do business.
• Set etiquette course, with a film fundamental portion, is being held in West Kelowna this spring. 'Act Safe' certifies the course. Individuals need this course to work in the industry. It is outstanding that we are able to offer this course here.
GRAY/CONDON
THAT the Governance and Services Committee receive for information the update on the Okanagan Film Commission.
CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon February 11, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Item 5.1 SILGA Call For Resolutions And Nominations

Single Employee Model Endorsed
The Regional Board has approved the use of the Single Employee Model confirming the Chief Administrative Officer as the Board’s single employee. This model is used by many local governments and while it has been in practice by the RDCO, it is now formally endorsed by the Board.

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To: All SILGA Members

Call for Resolutions for 2016 Convention

The SILGA Annual General Meeting and Convention is scheduled to be held in Kelowna from April 20th to April 22nd, 2016. The SILGA Constitution requires that resolutions to be considered at the Annual Meeting are to be received by the Secretary-Treasurer no later than 60 days prior to this meeting. Friday, February 19, 2016 will be the deadline for receipt of resolutions.

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5. CORRESPONDENCE

5.1 Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) - Call for Resolutions for 2016 Convention and Call for Nominations (All Directors Unweighted Vote)
A question had been raised at the last meeting whether a resolution would be of benefit regarding legal marijuana sites being built in areas with no fire protection.
It was noted that this is a federal issue, whereby Health Canada oversees the approval and permit for legal marijuana sites. There is no requirement for a site to be in a fire protection area.
A question was raised on whether further resolutions are required for quagga mussels? No, the Ministry has heard the message - OBWB is communicating further with the Province. There are more things that can be done but OBWB is waiting to see what the Province comes up with. The federal government need to be involved as well.
BAKER/GRAY
THAT the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) - Call for Resolutions for 2016 Convention and Call for Nominations be received.
CARRIED Unanimously

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11. ADJOURN IN CAMERA
OPHUS/BAKER
THAT pursuant to Section 90 (1 )(j) (k)(o) of the Community Charter the Regional Board adjourn and convene to a closed to the public meeting to discuss:
1. 90(1)(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.
2. 90(1 )(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal (regional district) service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council (Board), could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality (regional district) if they were held in public.
3. 90(1)(0) the consideration of whether the authority under section 91 [other persons attending closed meeting] should be exercised in relation to a council (Regional Board) meeting.

CARRIED Unanimously

The Board rose from In Camera at 12:00 p.m. and reported on the following:
Single Employee Model
The Board rose and reported from its January 25, 2016 In Camera meeting that the Board approved using the Single Employee Model and confirms the CAO is the Board's single employee.

Reference has been .made by the Regional Board to the model but it has not, through resolution, formalized it. The model has been recognized as a 'best practice' in BC for years and is commonplace in local government organizations.

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We the people and our Director, need to BEWARE OF RDCO CAO Brian Reardon, or we may end up like Strathcona.

Media Release: Strathcona Regional District - A Duplicity and Complicity Case History
Wire Service Media - Canadian Free Press Release & Media Distribution Service

Residents of Area C in BC's Strathcona Regional District were mislead on the promise of a reported $33 decrease in property taxes that was by the Regional District's methodology an increase of $370 more compared to the previous year.

How could SRD tax impact statement be $403 off the mark? In a nutshell, by duplicitously applying a sewer tax withdrawal area-wide and then re branding it as an undisclosed fee in their submission to local media.

Taxes or Fees - When it walks like a Duck, quacks like a Duck, then it's a Duck!

The Campbell River Mirror last March 2012 dutifully printed that which the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) wanted to convey: Homeowners of Quadra Island could expect a $33 reduction in their property taxes. "It's fiscally-restrained, a more conservative approach," said chief administrative officer Brian Reardon. "Basically it's status quo. We're keeping costs down to the rate of inflation." This "news" was reported despite the Mirror being aware of a budgeted tax requisition increase that ultimately resulted in a real 38% tax rate increase. The SRD Tax Impact Statement prepared for public consumption, underestimated what 'average' Area C residents should expect. Rather than $33 less as reported, it was $370 more, a difference of $403, with a resultant tax rate hike of 38%! How so?

By removing the highly unpopular sewer tax for onerous and unwarranted internal administrative charges from their budgeting calculations in March, they were able "Window Dress"---diminish---the expected 'average' property taxes to be paid area-wide. Once the tax requisition was submitted to the provincial authority who determine the tax rates, in July the SRD recovered the sewer tax as a 138% "fee" increase for Quathiaski Cove sewer users. Once this tax re- branded fee was factored into the 2012 tax burden, then suddenly the 'reported' $33 reduction is uncloaked and revealed for the massive property tax increase which it was undoubtedly.

Regional Directors do not set tax rates. Area C Director, Jim Abram cannot "hold the line" on tax rates---and obviously the Directors haven't held the line on their excessive budgeting. District tax rates are calculated in response to assessed property values and the budget requisitions. One would think that in the face of falling assessed values and a tax requisition increase of 33%, that the Mirror, the District Directors and the public would understand that a tax rate increase would be forthcoming. But obviously they didn't.

Reardon, as the mastermind, could not direct it without an easily compliant local news media, complicit Directors and a credulous electorate who consistently fail to perform due diligence by questioning information they swallow.

With the province afflicted with the Greek disease, facing it's own fiscal cliff of terrifying consequences and the SRD capitalizing likewise, it is apparent that deception and secrecy manifest at all levels of government, and a stupefied public which does not want its delusions deflated or political favourites discredited, one wonders how Jimmy Pattison might manage the SRD. We think he would slash budgets, houseclean the administration, downsize staff, and restructure remuneration and benefits. Government can't be run exactly like a business, but it can not be permitted to run businesses, other property owners and homeowners into insolvency either.

That a SRD shell game of this obvious nature could dupe so many prompts several questions. Rather than to be mere press release repeaters, doesn't the Mirror understand their role in the mandate of the Fourth Estate to check government? Can we ever believe what the Mirror prints? Can we ever believe what Reardon says? Can we not be forgiven for thinking that his rosy characterization of our property tax bills reflected his quest for large performance bonuses? Can we ever trust Regional Directors and Abram with the keys to the public purse when they exhibit a fundamental misunderstanding of the pubic trust required in civic government financing?

What's in store for 2013?

Source:  http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=9603

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Chief Administrative Officer
Regional District of Central Okanagan
April 2013 – Present (2 years 11 months)

Chief Administrative Officer
Strathcona Regional District
January 2009 – April 2013 (4 years 4 months)

Chief Administrative Officer
Regional District of North Okanagan
October 1997 – December 2008 (11 years 3 months)

Engineering Technologist
District of Pitt Meadows
October 1987 – October 1997 (10 years 1 month)

Source: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/brian-reardon-98a14034

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Councillor faces censure
Wayne Moore - Jan 28, 2016 / 1:44 pm | Story: 157289

Another Okanagan government is proceeding with censure hearings against one of its elected members.

West Kelowna council will hold a special meeting next Monday to discuss the possible censure of Coun. Rusty Ensign.

Ensign drew the ire of his council colleagues late last year when he was accused of being in a conflict of interest.

According to the city, Ensign's company entered into a demolition contract with the developer of West Bay Beach Resort following a public hearing in September.

It has subsequently been determined that was not the case. One of Ensign's companies was included in an Action Plan as the company slated to do demolition work on the project.

It was determined that was an assumption and not correct.

Further correspondence from parties involved in the project state Ensign did inquire about potential work but had not formally bid on any work.

By later voting on the matter, the city has determined there are grounds to proceed with Monday's special meeting.

When the alleged conflict came to light, council rescinded first, second and third readings and reopened the public hearing.

The amendments have since been passed by council after Ensign recused himself from the proceedings.

"It's quasi-judicial hearing. Everybody has to come to the meeting with an open mind, willing to hear the point of view from all perspectives," said Mayor Doug Findlater.

"We will have a lawyer present, not to advise council on the case, but rather on procedure to ensure it is fair, open and transparent."

If found to be in conflict, Ensign could face anything from a slap on the wrist to removal from committees and a restriction on travel.

This is the second time an elected official has come under fire for potential inappropriate conduct.

RDCO Director Patty Hanson was censured for revealing information from a closed -door workshop.

Hanson was directed to write a letter of apology and removed from committees she served on for a year.

Source: http://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelowna/157289/Councillor-faces-censure

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.pdf icon January 25, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Board Policies and RDCO Bylaws Reviews

The Regional Board has directed staff to review all policies of the Regional Board and RDCO bylaws with the goal of ensuring all documents reflect the culture, vision and strategic objectives of the Board and are consistent with legislative requirements. It’s envisioned the work will be done over the next 18 months and the Board will consider updates and amendments to relevant policies and bylaws while potentially deleting those that are no longer needed.

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.pdf icon January 25, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 7.2 Systemic Review Of Current Board Policies

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SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR DIRECTION - SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF CURRENT BOARD POLICIES
Purpose: To seek direction from the Board to systematically review all Board Policies over the next 18 to 24 months.

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SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR DIRECTION - SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF RDCO BYLAWS
Purpose: To seek direction from the Board to systematically review all RDCO Bylaws over the next 12 to 18 months.

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SUBJECT: PROPOSED CLOSED SESSION OF THE REGIONAL BOARD
Purpose: To consider authorizing the holding of a closed session of the Regional Board.

Executive Summary:
The Local Government Act requires the Regional District to conduct its business in public except in certain defined circumstances to protect the public interest or, in some cases, the interests of third parties. Before considering a matter in closed session the Board must first pass a resolution stating the basis on which closing the meeting to public scrutiny is authorized.
The determination of whether it is appropriate to consider a matter in closed session may itself be made by the Board in closed session, and any such deliberations are protected from public disclosure to the same extent as the subject matter of the closed session.
A separate agenda has been distributed to members of the Board containing information on matters which may be appropriate for consideration in a closed session pursuant to the following subsections of Section 90 of the Community Charter.
1. 90(1) (c) labour relations or other employee relations;
2. 90(1)(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality (Regional District);
3. 90(1)(n) the consideration of whether a council (Board) meeting should be closed under a
provision of this subsection or subsection (2);

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board Meeting be closed to the public to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(c), (g), and (n) of the Community Charter.

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7.2 Systematic Review of Current Board Policies - Request for Direction (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Chief Administrative Officer report dated January 18, 2016 outlined the requirement for review of RDCO policies to ensure they are relevant, and amend where necessary. This review will be conducted over the next 18-24 months.

In discussion it was suggested to separate Administrative policies from the Board policies. Is it necessary to review both policies and bylaws at the same time, and are there staff resources to complete these projects. The Administrator noted that this work needs to be done and believes many of the policies will not take long to review.

FINDLATER/GRAY
THAT the Board direct staff to systematically bring forward all Regional Board policies for review over the next 18 to 24 months.

CARRIED Unanimously

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7.3 Systematic Review of RDCO Bylaws - Request for Direction (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Chief Administrative Officer report dated January 18, 2016 outlined the requirement for review of all pertinent RDCO bylaws and update them with proper references to the newly enacted Local Government Act. This review will be conducted over the next 12-18 months.

FINDLATER/BAKER
THAT the Board direct staff to systematically bring forward all Regional District bylaws for review over the next 12 to 18 months.

CARRIED Unanimously

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9. DIRECTOR ITEMS (items for information)
c) The question was raised whether the issue of rats can be addressed by the Regional District. No, it is not being considered. These are wildlife issues such as problems with raccoons, mice, deer. Staff encourage residents to take responsibility for their own properties. Kelowna will not entertain a program. West Kelowna is putting limited funds into Wildlife Conflict Resolution Program which may help to educate their citizens.

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.pdf icon January 14, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Service Reviews Supported

The Regional Board has received a number of reports following scheduled reviews of eleven separate services. The Board supports the continued service delivery model for the following regional and sub-regional services: Solid Waste Collection, Crime Stoppers, Crime Prevention, False Alarm Reduction and Victim Services.

Two of the services reviewed that are funded by ratepayers in the two Electoral Areas are supported by the Electoral Area Directors for continued delivery: Business Licensing and Unsightly Premises Bylaw Enforcement. The two Directors support the continued delivery of Okanagan Regional Library Services in the Electoral Areas while staff pursues concerns about using the most accurate and reflective population figures to ensure a fair proration of funding requisitions.

The Electoral Area Directors received the service reviews for Noise Control Bylaw Enforcement, Building Inspection and Electoral Area Fire Prevention and will meet with the Chief Administrative to discuss service delivery options including potential withdrawal from the service.

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SUBJECT: Business Licensing Program - Service Review
Purpose: To bring forward recommendations from the Governance & Services Committee with regard to the service review for the Business License Program.
Executive Summary:
The attached service review report was presented at the November 12, 2015 Governance & Services Committee meeting and the following resolution was adopted:
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommend the Board continue to support the current service delivery model for the Business Licensing Program.
CARRIED Unanimously
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board continue to support the current service delivery model for the Business License Program.
Respectfully Submitted:
Brian Reardon

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Item 7.2 2016 Committee Board Appointments

(Chair) is Ex-officio ofall Regional District committees
(Vice-Chair) is Ex-officio to all Regional District committees at the direction of the Chair

Governance & Services Committee
Gail Given (Chair)
Duane Ophus (Vice Chair)
James Baker
Colin Basran
Wayne Carson
Maxine DeHart
Cindy Fortin
Doug Findlater
Tracy Gray
Patty Hanson
Brad Sieben
Luke Stack
Councillor Chris Derickson (WFN-non-voting)

Agricultural Advisory Commission
Sandra Gesi (June 2018)
Eveline Irons (exp Feb 2016)
Emma Rantucci (exp June 2018)
Molly Thurston (exp Dec 2016)
Anne Skinner (advisory only)

Environmental Advisory Commission (revised April 2015)
Beverly Andrews (3 yr term Jan 2017)
Brianne Berchowitz (1 yr term - April 20 16)
Melony Catana (3 yr term - Nov 2018)
Angela Cormano (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
Rose Gunoff (3 yr term - Nov 2018)
Les Gyug (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
John Janmaat (3 yr term - Jan 2017)
Joe Kennedy (3 yr term - April 2018)
Mary Ann Olson-Russello - (3 yr term - Nov 2018)
Peter Spencer (3 yr term - Nov 2018)
Linda Workman (3 yr term - April 2018)

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission
Colin Andres (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Jeff Deacoff (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Ben Hansen (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Cheryll Hordo (3 Yr term - July 2018)
George Lenson (3 Yr term - May 2017)
Norm MacLeod (3 Yr term - July 2018)
Edward McLean (3 Yr term - May 2017)

Court of Revision (when required)
Wayne Carson
Patty Hanson

Economic Development Commission
Gail Given
Wayne Carson (alternate)

Emergency Operations Control Group
Chief Administrative Officer Brian Reardon

Audit Committee
Gail Given (Chair)
Duane Ophus (Vice Chair)
James Baker
Colin Basran
Doug Findlater
Cindy Fortin

Westside Wastewater Treatment Service
Stakeholder Select Committee
Doug Findlater (RDCO) - Chair
Duane Ophus (West Kelowna)
Cindy Fortin (Peachland)
Councillor Chris Derickson (WFN)

Okanagan Basin Water Board
Doug Findlater
Cindy Fortin
Tracy Gray
James Baker (1 st alternate)
Wayne Carson (2nd alternate)
Patty Hanson (3rd alternate)

Okanagan Regional Library
Wayne Carson
Patty Hanson (alternate)

Sterile Insect Release Board
Duane Ophus
Brad Sieben
Luke Stack (1st alternate)

Airport Advisory Committee
Chair Given

Community Action Towards Children's Health (CATCH) (non-voting, liaison only)
Cindy Fortin

Municipal Finance Authority
Duane Ophus
Gail Given (alternate)

Okanagan Film Commission
(non-voting, liaison only)
Tracy Gray
Duane Ophus (alternate)

Southern Interior Beetle Action
Coalition (SIBAC)
Wayne Carson

Sustainable Transportation Partnership
Central Okanagan
Chair Given (RDCO rep)
Brian Reardon (CAO Committee)

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The Administrator noted that establishment bylaws will be reviewed as there are new sections in the Local Government Act that came into effect January 1, 2016 that may apply to the bylaws.

j) Business Licensing Program (Central Okanagan East & West Electoral Areas Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated January 4, 2016 outlined the 2015 service review for the electoral area business licensing program.

HANSON/CARSON
THAT the Regional Board continue to support the current service delivery model for the Business License Program.

CARRIED Unanimously

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7.2 2016 Committee/Board Appointments (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

7.2 2016 Committee/Board Appointments (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Chair Given noted that Central Okanagan West Alternate Director Darryl Hordo's wife, Cheryl Hordo, recently passed away. She was a member of the Westside Advisory Planning Commission.

The appointments for 2016 have been reviewed by the Chair and presented for consideration. It was noted that the Chair represents the Regional Board on committees and as such represents the electoral areas on the Audit Committee and the EDC Advisory Board. The Board's motion of sanctions for Director Hanson was very specific in which committees she was removed from for the next year.

BAKER/DEJONG
THAT the 2016 Committee/Board Appointments be approved.

CARRIED (Opposed: Carson/Hanson)

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8. DIRECTOR ITEMS (items for information)

c) The question was raised when the electronic board software will be implemented. It was noted that there have been some challenges that have delayed implementation of the I-pads and software but that final work is being completed for implementation in the first quarter of 2016.

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Every one of the Board Members who voted to Censure and Sanction Director Hanson should be ashamed of themselves, at how they are bullying Director Hanson no matter what legislation states.

.pdf icon December 15, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Regional Director Censured and Sanctioned
At a specially convened meeting, the Regional Board voted in favour of invoking censure against Central Okanagan East Electoral Area Director Patty Hanson. This Special Board Meeting was held to consider information pertaining to allegations that Director Hanson acted inappropriately and disclosed confidential Board discussions during an impromptu conversation with the Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland.
After hearing from the parties involved, the Board voted to move forward with censuring Director Hanson for her inappropriate conduct and disclosure of confidential information. The Board also approved invoking sanctions against Director Hanson in the form of requiring a written public apology to the Okanagan Film Commission and its Film Commissioner and removing her as an RDCO Board representative from the Economic Development Commission Advisory Board, the Okanagan Film Commission and the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition for the next 12 months (all of 2016).

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.pdf icon Item 2.1 Consideration Of Censure And Sanctions Director Hanson

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Purpose: To provide the Board with background information and procedural guidance to consider potential censure and sanctions against Director Hanson should the Board resolve to do so.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) Board of Directors has resolved to convene a Special Meeting of the Board for the sole purpose of considering potential censure and sanctions against Director Patty Hanson.

Introduction:
Censure is an expression of strong disapproval rebuking the actions or conduct of an individual Director while Sanctions are the penalties or other means of enforcement. Censure and sanctions are a relatively new process for local governments in British Columbia however this form of action has been sanctioned by our Courts in at least 2 earlier cases (see Barnett v CRD; Skakun v Prince George).

When a Regional Board meets to consider imposing potential censure and sanctions procedural fairness applies which provides for reasonable notice; a hearing (with few exceptions, in an open public meeting) and an opportunity to be heard.

The Board of Directors needs to be open minded and not draw conclusions until the matter is fully heard.

At issue is Director Hanson's meeting with Mr. Jon Summerland from the Okanagan Film Commission on August 11, 2015 and allegedly making statements that misrepresent the Regional District's position on future funding of the Okanagan Film Commission. The Director appears to have acted without Board authorization or regard for the confidential nature of the
discussions at the Regional Board's strategic planning session held in May, 2015. The result of Director Hanson statements caused Mr. Summerland to be "very concerned" about his livelihood.

Background:
Director Patty Hanson has served on the Regional District of Central Okanagan Board of Directors for approximately 10 years and is in her fourth term. She was first elected in November, 2002. In November, 2008 Director Hanson lost the election to Mr. Kelly Hayes however in November, 2011 she was successful in her election campaign and was subsequently acclaimed in the November, 2014 local civic election.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
Chair Given brought the Special Board meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

It was noted that the Regional District's solicitor, Reece Harding of Young Anderson, was in attendance to guide the censure/sanction process.

2. NEW BUSINESS

2.1 Consideration of Censure & Sanctions - Director Hanson

The purpose of the Special Board meeting is to consider potential censure and sanctions against Director Hanson. At issue is the question whether the Director acted without board authorization or regard of the confidential nature of discussions at the Board's strategic planning session held in May 2015.

Chair Given read an Opening Statement and outlined the hearing steps:
• Review board report
• Mr. Summerland to provide comments
• Directors to ask Mr. Summerland questions, if any
• Director Hanson (or representative) to ask Mr. Summerland questions, if any
• Director Hanson (or representative) to provide her comments
• Directors to ask Director Hanson questions, if any
• Director Hanson (or representative) to present any further information
• Director Hanson (or representative) to provide any closing statements to the Board
• Chair to request a motion for debate
• Motion debated
• Vote on the motion

Chair Given asked if Director Hanson has representation available. Matt Blow, legal counsel for Director Hanson, was present.

• Chair Given review Board report
Chair Given reviewed the board report regarding what censure and sanctions are. At issue, is Director Hanson's meeting with Mr. Jon Summerland, Commissioner of the Okanagan Film Commission and allegedly making statements that misrepresent the Regional District's position on future funding of the Okanagan Film Commission.

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.pdf icon December 7, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Item 5.3 Local Government Leadership Academy 2016 Leadership Forum

2015-2016 Regional Board and Central Okanagan Hospital District
At the Inaugural meeting of the Regional District Board and Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District Board, Kelowna Councillor Gail Given was acclaimed as Chair. West Kelowna Councillor Duane Ophus was acclaimed as Vice-Chair of both boards. The Regional District Board consists of 12 voting members representing the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas, the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, District of Peachland and the City of West Kelowna. The Westbank First Nation is represented with a non-voting member.

Regional Board Members
Chair Gail Given Councillor, City of Kelowna
Vice-Chair Duane Ophus Councillor, City of West Kelowna
Wayne Carson Central Okanagan West Electoral Area
Patty Hanson Central Okanagan East Electoral Area
Colin Basran Mayor, City of Kelowna
Maxine DeHart Councillor, City of Kelowna
Tracy Gray Councillor, City of Kelowna
Brad Sieben Councillor, City of Kelowna
Luke Stack Councillor, City of Kelowna
James Baker Mayor, District of Lake Country
Cindy Fortin Mayor, District of Peachland
Doug Findlater Mayor, City of West Kelowna
Chris Derickson Councillor, Westbank First Nation (Non-Voting Member)

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Register now for the Electoral Area Directors Forum

The Local Government Leadership Academy's 2016 Leadership Forum will be held February 3-5, 2016 in Richmond. Under
the theme of Respectful Leadership, delegates from local governments and First Nations will come together to reflect on the importance of respect among elected colleagues, between elected officials and staff and for the community at large.
Topics will include Elected-Elected-Staff Relations, Conflict Engagement, Harassment/Bullying, Managing Encounters with the Public, Local Government-First Nations Reconciliation, Balancing Work & Personal Life, Self-Leadership, Open Meetings,
Freedom of Information, and more.

Since the first forum in 2007, LGLA's annual conference has been well received by elected officials and senior administrators from BC local governments and First Nations communities. All those with an interest in leadership at the local level will benefit from attendance, including those working towards an LGLA Certificate.

Delegates will experience a full program guaranteed to inform and inspire - an exciting keynote, practical sessions
addressing an array of current issues and concerns, interesting panel discussions, ample networking opportunities and the
excellent hospitality of the Radisson Hotel in the heart of downtown Richmond.

The Radisson Hotel is currently wait-listing rooms at the special "early bird" group rate of $112/night (based on availability
and subject to change). Please call 1-800-333-3333 or email the hotel and mention the LGLA when you reserve.
Register online or visit the 2015 LGLA Forum event page for the full agenda and event announcements.

Please Note: UBCM will be hosting the annual Electoral Area Directors' Forum February 2-3, 2016, also at the Radisson Hotel.

If you are an EA Director, please consider making a full week of it! EAD Forum registration is available here. Please contact Errin Morrison, Program Manager, with any questions.

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Chair Given extended appreciation to the Board for their vote of confidence being acclaimed as chair for 2016, and is looking forward to working with Vice Chair Ophus.

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5.3 Local Government Leadership Academy - 2016 Leadership Forum Feb. 3 - 5, 2016 and Electoral Area Directors Forum, Feb. 2-3, 2016 -, Richmond, BC (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

BAKER/FORTIN
THAT the Regional Board approve the Board Chair, Director Hanson and Director Carson's attendance to LGLA Leadership Forum, Feb 3-5, 2016 and the Electoral Area Directors Forum, Feb. 2-3, 2016, in Richmond, BC including registration and
travel expenses as per Board policy No. 7.15.

CARRIED Unanimously

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Director Given was acclaimed Chair of the Regional District for 2016.

Director Ophus was acclaimed Vice Chair of the Regional District for 2016.

Director Given was acclaimed Chair of the Regional Hospital District for 2016.

Director Ophus was acclaimed Vice Chair of the Regional Hospital District for 2016.

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.pdf icon November 23, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

July – September Program & Service Update

The Regional Board has received an update on program and service accomplishments during the third quarter of the year. These include receipt of a Small Communities Fund grant of $1.9-million for upgrades to the Killiney Beach water system; the creation of two new composting instructional videos by the Regional Waste Reduction Office; two national awards for the Economic Development Commission; a clean GST audit report and the start of preparations for the 2016 budget process. Potential deficits have been identified and staff is working to mitigate in the areas of Electoral Area Planning, Economic Development and the Dietrich/Trepanier water system. The Regional District provided staff along with other local government partners during three activations of the Emergency Operations Centre for the Joe Rich/Huckleberry fire, the Bear Creek fire and the Shelter Cove/Westside Road wildfire. After nine months, the Dog Control service has 20,700 licensed dogs (19,815 from Jan. - Sept. 2014). In Planning, Service Agreements for Fringe Area Planning have been endorsed between the Regional District and four member municipalities. In Parks Services, three draft management plans are being developed; a new Cottonwoods pedestrian bridge has been installed over Mission Creek and a community consultation survey was conducted on possible infrastructure upgrades for the Fintry Community Park – Lake Access #3.

There was nothing mentioned in the Highlights about Item

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Item 8.1 Third Quarter Work Plan And Budget Variance Report
Purpose: To provide the Board with third quarter year-to-date information pertaining to the 2015 work plan and budget variance report.

Executive Summary:
We are pleased to present the 3rd Quarter Work Plan and Budget Variance Report to September 30th, 2015. You will notice a new graphic system in this report that uses traffic light icons to indicate the work plan / budget variance status for each service provided by the RDCO:

Red Light - indicates work plan and/or budget targets not met
Yellow Light - indicates potential or minor variances expected
Green Light - indicates work plan and budget targets are tracking well and are expected to be met

As of September 30th all work plans and service revenues / expenses are within anticipated budget parameters, with the following exceptions:

Function Description Deficit
1. 111 - Electoral Area Planning • Potential deficit due to unanticipated $? leqal expenses
2. 120 - Economic Development • New Economic Development Officer $25,000 and new programming
3. 306 - Trepanier Bench Water • Potential deficit anticipated due to $? unexpected operational costs

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board receive this report for information.

Item 9.1 2016 Meeting Schedule
Board meetings the 4th Monday of the month (+except where noted). In addition, a Regional Board meeting is normally held following the Governance and Services Committee meetings.

Governance & Services meetings the 2nd Thursday of the month (*except where noted). Meetings start at 8:30 a.m. and may be extended to mid afternoon depending upon the agenda.

Item 11.1 Proposed Closed Session Of The Regional Board
Purpose: To consider authorizing the holding of a closed session of the Regional Board.
Executive Summary:
The Local Government Act requires the Regional District its business in public except in certain defined circumstances to protect the public interest or, in some cases, the interests of third parties. Before considering a matter in closed session the Board must first pass a resolution stating the basis on which closing the meeting to public scrutiny is authorized. The
determination of whether it is appropriate to consider a matter in closed session may itself be made by the Board in closed session, and any such deliberations are protected from public disclosure to the same extent as the subject matter of the closed session.
A separate agenda has been distributed to members of the Board containing information on matters which may be appropriate for consideration in a closed session pursuant to the following subsections of Section 90 of the Community Charter.
1. 90(1)(c) labour relations or other employee relations;
2. 90(1)(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality (Regional District);
3. 90(1)(n) the consideration of whether a council (Board) meeting should be closed under a provision of this subsection or subsection (2);
4. 90(1)(0) the consideration of whether the authority under section 91 [other persons attending closed meetings] should be exercised in relation to a council (Board) meeting.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board receive the report from the Chief Administrative Officer;
AND THAT the meeting be closed to the public to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(c), (g), (n), and (0) of the Community Charter.

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8. FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

8.1 2015 - 3rd Quarter Work Plan and Budget Variance Report (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated November 17, 2015 outlined the 3rd quarter work plan and budget variance to September 30, 2015.

The Administrator reviewed the report. Three exceptions were highlighted:
• Potential deficit in legal expenses for electoral area planning due to unforeseen legal expenses;
• Projected deficit for Economic Development Commission - due to a reduction in revenue and staff benefit payout. It was noted that when end of employment occurs funds for vacation, sick time are paid out and are not budgeted in the current budget.
• Unexpected operating expenses for maintenance at the Trepanier Bench Water system.

The question was raised how deficits covered.
o If expenses for the service are higher than revenue at the end of the year, it may require additional taxation in the next year to cover a deficit.
o As legal expenses for dog control are higher than anticipated, how will this be covered? It is anticipated the additional revenue for licensing, and reduction of expenditure will cover the deficit. The question was raised if a legal reserve for dog control should be established. Staff noted this can be reviewed at budget.
o How will a deficit in legal fees in electoral area planning be covered? Currently this will be borne by the entire Board as all partners participate in electoral area planning?

BASRAN/DEHART
THAT the 2015 3rd Quarter Work Plan and Budget Variance report be received for information.

CARRIED Unanimously

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9. NEW BUSINESS

9.1 2016 Meeting Schedule (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

It was noted in response to a question that at this time no Board strategic planning session is planned.

BAKER/FORTIN
THAT the 2016 Board meeting schedule be approved.

CARRIED Unanimously

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11.1 ADJOURN TO A CLOSED SESSION

Staff report dated November 20th outlined what the parameters are for closing a Board meeting to the public.

SIEBEN/HODGE
THAT the Board receive the report from the Chief Administrative Officer;
AND THAT pursuant to Section 90 (1) (c), (g), (n) (0) of the Community Charter the Regional Board adjourn to a closed meeting to the public to consider matters:
• Labour relations or other employee relations;
• Litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality (Regional District);
• The consideration of whether a council (Board) meeting should be closed under a provision of this subsection or subsection (2);
• The consideration of whether the authority under section 91 [other persons attending closed meetings] should be exercised in relation to a council (Board) meeting.

CARRIED Unanimously
The meeting adjourned to a closed meeting to the public at 8:30 p.m. The Board did not rise from the closed meeting.

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Regional District Rejects Developer Allegations

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has received notice of another court action brought against it by Kelowna Mountain.

The Regional District rejects all claims made against it and will vigorously defend itself at the appropriate time in court should this case proceed.

Two previous attempts by Kelowna Mountain Development Services Ltd. to challenge the planning authority of the Regional District have been rejected by the courts. The most recent failed bid was in September 2014 when the Court of Appeal dismissed the case, upholding the validity of the RDCO Zoning Bylaw No. 871.

RDCO Board Chair Gail Given says, “It’s unfortunate that yet again, Central Okanagan taxpayers will be footing the bill for a legal challenge from this developer. I can say that the Regional District will actively defend itself against these unproven and false accusations that are without merit. I can also confirm the Regional District has yet to receive any application from the developer for consideration by the Regional District. Any further comments will be respectfully reserved for court.”

Link to Court of Appeal Decision CA041635 – September 19, 2014

(November 4, 2015)

Source: RDCO Whats New http://www.regionaldistrict.com/whats-new.aspx

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May 24, 2015

To: Brian Reardon, Chief Administrative Officer
Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC, V1W 3Z4
(sent by email: info "at" cord.bc.ca)

Dear Mr. Reardon:

I’m writing on behalf of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada to lodge a complaint about the Regional District’s approval of a permit for an anti-abortion display of symbolic flags that occurred along Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park on Wednesday, May 20.
Your approval of a permit for this display seems to have run afoul of the District’s own bylaw that regulates park usage. We believe it also contravened the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which the Regional District is subject to as a local government.
A review of your bylaw reveals that nothing in it addresses human rights protections. However, because the District is subject to the Charter as well as to human rights codes, it is not sufficient to refer only to administrative rules in your bylaw when considering applications for park permits.
You also need to take into account rights-based guidelines.
To illustrate, please consider this hypothetical example: A white supremacist group applies for a permit to hold a “White Power” rally in the park. Your current bylaw has no provision to allow you to refuse such a permit on the basis of racial discrimination. Section 17(6) of the bylaw reads: “The Region will not withhold a permit unless the proposed assembly…” followed by three subsections that (a) prohibit overly-large gatherings or (b) activities that would damage the
park, or (c) would create a risk of dispute or interference with use of the park. Assuming the District would not want this “White Power” rally to occur in one of its parks, it would likely rely on subsection (c) to refuse the applicant a permit.
Your approval of a permit for the anti-abortion display on May 20 created that same risk of dispute or interference with use of the park, yet you did not refuse a permit. The risk was in fact borne out: Someone tried to pull up some of the flags, police were called, passersby made rude gestures, park users were disturbed, and several articles were published by local media outlets about the controversy.
The Kelowna Right to Life Society applied for the permit and was responsible for the flag display. In addition to the display, however, worded banners and signs lined the roadway, and volunteers attended throughout the day, falsely warning that Canadian women are routinely having abortions up to the ninth month of pregnancy. This is familiar disinformation that has been refuted many times.
Abortions in Canada are very rare after 20 weeks and are done almost exclusively for reasons of fetal anomaly or other very compelling reasons (for example, a very young incest victim whose pregnancy was not discovered until quite late). In the third trimester (24+ weeks), abortions in Canada are done ONLY in cases of fatal fetal abnormality, where the fetus has no
chance of survival if brought to term. (See statistics here, noting that the total of 21+ week abortions is about 0.6% of ALL abortions performed.) Late abortions are not preventable, and they involve the most vulnerable and desperate women and girls. It would be profoundly cruel and unjust to pass a criminal ban on such abortions, and Canada has not done so.
Signs urgently calling for a law to prevent late-term abortions, and statements made to Daily Courier reporters that Canada is the only democracy in the world that allows abortions without any restrictions or time limits and that “we can kill our babies right up to the moment that they are born,” are inflammatory propaganda highly disrespectful to both women and doctors. This was an extremist and purely political event designed to persuade the public to support discriminatory laws that would remove women’s right to bodily autonomy, life, liberty, privacy, and conscience as guaranteed by the Charter and affirmed by the 1988 Supreme Court Morgentaler decision that struck down Canada’s abortion law.
Just as white supremacists oppose the rights of people of colour, anti-abortion protesters oppose women’s rights. In neither case is the Regional District justified in permitting park use that involves the objective of attacking the rights of vulnerable groups that have equality under the Charter and explicit protection from discrimination under human rights codes.
To be clear, our objection is not that the display shouldn’t have been allowed because it was “controversial” or because it led to dispute. Many things in life are controversial, but do not offend people’s Charter rights. The problem here is that the anti-abortion group’s aim was to undermine the Charter rights of women, and it received official sanction to do so.
May we ask that you revise your bylaw and policies related to park use to take into account the provisions of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and human rights codes in order to prevent government sanction of discriminatory activities? Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Joyce Arthur
Executive Director, Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC)
Tel: 604-351-0867

Source: http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/action/OK-Regional-District.pdf

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Director's actions in question
by Alistair Waters - Vernon Morning Star - Nov 22, 2015

A Regional District of Central Okanagan director was given a temporary reprieve from facing censure and sanction penalties imposed by her fellow board members.

At a special meeting Thursday, Patty Hanson, the Central Okanagan East area director, was to get an opportunity to defend herself against an accusation she divulged confidential information from the board’s strategic planning workshop held in May.

But the meeting came to an abrupt end, and was ultimately postponed because Hanson did not have her lawyer present.

According to a report by board chairperson Gail Given, despite the workshop facilitator gaining consensus from those attending, including Hanson, that what was said at the workshop would remain confidential and Given reminding participants of that three times over the two-day workshop, Hanson allegedly told Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland that the board did not see the value of the commission.

In a subsequent letter from Summerland to RDCO chief administrative officer Brian Reardon, Summerland said he feared for his livelihood after hearing from Hanson because he sensed funding for the commission could be cut in 2016.

On Thursday, Given said the information Summerland relayed in his letter about what he said Hanson told him was not only confidential but incorrect.

Thursday’s special board meeting, despite being billed as open, was quickly closed to the public and the media following receipt of a letter from Hanson’s lawyer just 20 minutes before the board sat down to hear from Hanson and Summerland.

An hour later, when the meeting was re-opened to the public and the media, the content of Hanson’s lawyer’s letter was not revealed but she was asked if she wanted a lawyer present.

At first non-committal, saying she had come to the meeting prepared to participate without a lawyer, Hanson decided at the meeting she would feel more comfortable with her lawyer present.

It was then that West Kelowna director Doug Findlater moved to have the meeting postponed until lawyers for both RDCO and Hanson could be present. He said he was doing so for “procedural fairness.”

After the meeting, Hanson immediately met behind closed doors with Central Okanagan West director Wayne Carson and told an RDCO representative to tell reporters waiting outside she would not be making any comment on what had just transpired.

The outcome of the meeting, weeks in planning, left other board members frustrated, including Kelowna director Colin Basran, who asked Hanson directly why she did not bring her lawyer with her.

Her response was “no comment.”

“This process has completely gone off the rails,” said an exasperated Basran.

Given admitted the workshop held in May was not a formally constituted in-camera meeting.

That could be why Hanson felt free to talk to Summerland about what was said, but until she speaks publicly, it is not known what her reasoning was.

Summerland, who was also at Thursday’s RDCO special board meeting, left quickly, refusing to speak to the media.

Hanson had at least one supporter on the board who was willing to speak. Carson said he was “disappointed the issue has come to this point.”

Carson argued it should have been dealt with by Given in a meeting with Hanson and Summerland.

Later, Given said she did not deal with it alone because the board felt it should deal with the matter as a group.

If the board rules now that Hanson did divulge confidential information, in addition to publicly censuring her, the sanctions could include ordering her to publicly apologize to Summerland and removing her from her board representations for 12 months.

Source: http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/352342641.html

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WONDER WHY THIS MEETING WASN'T IN-CAMERA?  EVERYTHING ELSE IS!!

WE FEEL RDCO WANTED TO PUBLICLY HUMILIATE COE DIRECTOR!!!

TOO LATE NOW THOUGH!

RDCO IS NASTY IN OUR OPINION!!

Censure meeting for Central Okanagan regional director delayed
by Alistair Waters - Kelowna Capital News - Nov 19, 2015

A Central Okanagan Regional District board director was given a temporary reprieve from facing censure and sanction penalties imposed by her fellow board members.

At a special meeting Thursday, Patty Hanson, the Central Okanagan East area director, was to get an opportunity to defend herself against an accusation she divulged confidential information from the board’s strategic planning workshop held in West Kelowna back in May.

But the meeting came to an abrupt end, and was ultimately postponed because Hanson did not have her lawyer present.

According to a report by board chair Gail Given, despite the workshop facilitator gaining consensus from those attending, including Hanson, that what was said at the workshop would remain confidential and Given reminding participants of that three times over the two-day workshop, Hanson subsequently told Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland that the board did not see the value of the commission.

In a subsequent letter from Summerland to RDCO chief administration officer Brian Reardon, Summerland said he feared for his livelihood after hearing from Hanson because he sensed funding for the commission could be cut in 2016.

On Thursday, Given said the information Summerland relayed in his letter about what he said Hanson told him was not only confidential but incorrect.

Thursday’s special board meeting, despite being billed as open, was quickly closed to the public and the media following receipt of a letter from Hanson’s lawyer just 20 minutes before the board sat down to hear from Hanson and Summerland.

An hour later, when the meeting was re-opened to the public and the media, the content of Hanson’s lawyer’s letter was not revealed but she was asked if she wanted a lawyer present.

At first non-committal, saying she had come to the meeting prepared to participate without a lawyer, Hanson decided at the meeting she would feel more comfortable with her lawyer present.

It was then that West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater moved to have the meeting postponed until lawyers for both the RDCO and Hanson could be present. He said he was doing so for “procedural fairness.”

After the meeting, Hanson immediately met behind closed doors with Central Okanagan West regional director Wayne Carson and told an RDCO representative to tell reporters waiting outside she would not be making any comment on what had just transpired.

The outcome of the meeting, weeks in planning, left other board members frustrated, including Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, who asked Hanson directly during the meeting why she did not bring her lawyer with her.

Her response was “no comment.”

“This process has completely gone off the rails,” said an exasperated Basran.

Kelowna Coun. Brad Sieben echoed Basran’s frustration at the delay, and when it came time to vote on Findlater’s motion that the special meeting be reconvened at a later (but unspecified) time, Basran and Sieben were joined in opposing it by their fellow Kelowna councillors who sit on the board, Tracy Gray and Maxine DeHart.

Given, who is also a Kelowna councillor, voted in favour of reconvening later. After the meeting, she said her position was also based on wanting procedural fairness.

At Thursday’s meeting, the regional board had its lawyer—who flew in from Vancouver—in the room.

Given admitted the workshop held in May was not a formally constituted in-camera meeting.

That could be why Hanson felt free to talk to Summerland about what was said, but until she speaks publicly, it is not known what her reasoning was.

Summerland, who was also at Thursday’s RDCO special board meeting, left quickly, refusing to speak to the media.

Hanson had at least one supporter on the board who was willing to speak. Carson said he was “disappointed the issue has come to this point.”

Carson argued it should have been dealt with by Given in a meeting with Hanson and Summerland.

Later, Given said she did not deal with it alone because the board felt it should deal with the matter as a group.

This is not the first time Hanson, who has served on the RDCO board for three terms, has run afoul of the board.

In 2012, when then-Kelowna Coun. Robert Hobson was the board chair, Hanson had to publicly apologize to Hobson after calling for his resignation and that of a senior RDCO staff member over what she considered misleading comments Hobson made about the controversial Kelowna Mountain development.

Hobson suggested he may sue for libel.

If the board rules now that Hanson did divulge confidential information, in addition to publicly censuring her, the sanctions it could impose would be to order her to make a public apology to Summerland and remove her from the Economic Development Commission, Okanagan Film Commission and SIBAC boards for 12 months.

Source: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/351950211.html

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.pdf icon November 19, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Regional Board Special Meeting Adjourns

The Regional Board has adjourned a Special Meeting that was convened to consider potential censure/sanctions against Central Okanagan East Electoral Area Director Patty Hanson. The Board has agreed to the adjournment with an abundance of caution and in the spirit of procedural fairness to allow, at Director Hanson’s request, an additional opportunity for her to have representation present, when the Special Meeting reconvenes at a later date. When the meeting of the Board resumes opportunity will be provided for discussion related to an allegation that Director Hanson disclosed private and confidential discussions of the Board.

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#IC61/15 HODGE/BASRAN
THAT the Board schedule a special In Camera Board meeting specifically to provide Director Hanson an opportunity to respond and provide her side of the story and to consider potential censure measures for disclosing confidential information.

CARRIED Unanimously

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2.1 Consideration of Censure & Sanctions - Director Hanson

The purpose of the Special Board meeting is to consider potential censure and sanctions against Director Hanson. At issue is the question whether the Director acted without Board authorization or regard of the confidential nature of discussions at the Board's strategic planning session held in May 2015.

BAKER/BASRAN
THAT pursuant to Section 90 (i) of the Community Charter the Regional Board adjourn and convene to a closed to the public 'In-Camera' session to discuss:
• The receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

CARRIED Unanimously

The meeting was reconvened at 11 :25 a.m.

Director Stack was not in attendance when the meeting reconvened.
Chair Given reported that the Regional Board approved at its closed meeting to move forward with today's Special Board meeting.

The Chair outlined the process for today's meeting:
• Witnesses will present information,
• Directors may ask questions of the information presented,
• Director Hanson may ask questions,
• Will hear from Director Hanson or her representative,
• Directors may ask Director Hanson questions,
• Once all presentations/witnesses are heard the Board will deliberate and may make a decision on possible censure/sanctions,
• Directors were reminded to keep an open mind through deliberations.

Director Hanson was asked if she has representation present. She indicated she did not. She was asked if she would like to have representation present.  She stated she did not make arrangements to do so. When asked, she stated she would be more comfortable to have legal representation present. The question was asked why the Director did not make arrangements for legal representation to be present? The Director stated 'no comment'.

The Board discussed whether the meeting should continue as Director Hanson stated she wished to have legal representation present. It was noted that the Director knew she had an option to have representation at today's meeting and chose not to.

It was stated that the Regional District's counsel is at the meeting only to ensure procedural fairness not to provide legal advice in a public meeting.

Frustration was expressed that the Board is here to discuss whether confidential information was shared inappropriately and now this issue is becoming a legal issue and deliberation on the issue is being delayed.

FINDLATER/FORTIN
THAT the meeting be adjourned to another time to provide Director Hanson the opportunity to have legal counsel in attendance at a Special Board meeting to discuss consideration of censure and sanctions against Director Hanson.

CARRIED (Opposed Gray, Sieben, Dehart, Basran)

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NO MORE SECRETS NO MORE LIES

If Government stopped keeping secrets, Directors wouldn't have to keep their mouth shut.  Its ridiculous the things that Directors are required to keep their mouth shut about.  We don't agree with all the secrecy in Government!!!  Everything should be out in the open for everyone to see.  Secrets and in camera meetings just allow government to be crooks!  Everything seems to be in camera these days.  Nothing is out in the open.  Its pathetic!!

RDCO director in hot water
Castanet.net - Wayne Moore - Nov 13, 2015 - Story: 151792

More trouble on the horizon for Central Okanagan regional director Patty Hanson.

The Area East director faces possible censure and sanctions resulting from what the RDCO claims was an inappropriate meeting with Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland.

A decision will be made at a special board meeting next Thursday morning.

According to documents prepared for the special meeting, Hanson allegedly made statements that "misrepresent the regional district's position on future funding of the Okanagan Film Commission."

That meeting between Hanson and Summerland took place Aug. 11, three months after a confidential, two-day workshop at the Cove in West Kelowna to discuss all services provided through the RDCO, including the film commission.

The documentation states on three occasions during the workshop, board members were reminded matters discussed were confidential.

Notes from the meeting provided by Summerland state Hanson told him during the Aug. 11 meeting that the film commission was part of the discussion during a strategic planning meeting held in West Kelowna.

"Director Hanson warned me that no other councillor apart from herself saw value in continued funding of the Okanagan Film Commission," said Summerland in his notes presented to the RDCO.

Summerland further stated Hanson told him that during a presentation by Corie Griffiths, business development officer with the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, that Griffiths said she didn't see the value.

He said he was told to keep the conversation to himself.

During another meeting with Griffiths, Summerland said he was assured she was not in attendance at the meeting and was assured he had strong support from the board.

The matter was eventually referred to board chair Gail Given.

During next week's special meeting, both Summerland and Hanson will be given an opportunity to present their case before the board debates possible censure or sanctions.

As a voting director, Hanson will be allowed to debate and vote on any resolution.

Proposed sanctions include a written apology to Summerland and the film commission and Hanson's removal from the Economic Development Commission, Okanagan Film Commission and SIBAC committees for a period of one year.

This is not the first time Hanson has been in trouble with the board.

In May of 2012, Hanson apologized after demanding the resignation of then regional board chair Robert Hobson and development director Dan Plamondon when she claimed the board had been misled and provided with inaccurate information pertaining to Kelowna Mountain.

In June of this year, Hanson was forced to apologize again, this time for comments she directed toward fire and inspection services manager Dan Wildeman after she lost fire chiefs in Ellison and Joe Rich.

Source:  http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/151792/RDCO-director-in-hot-water

After Dan Plamondon left the Regional District of Central Okanagan for unknown reasons, he apparently got a government job in Cache Creek.  We had one Cache Creek councillor contact us and ask about Dan Plamondon.  We had to tell the councillor how unimpressed we were.

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.pdf icon November 12, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 7.1 and 7.2 Unsightly Premises Noise Control Service Review

.pdf icon Item 7.9 Business Licensing Program Service Review

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Item 7.1 and 7.2 Unsightly Premises Noise Control Service Review
Purpose: To present a Service Review Report for the RCMP Victim Services Program and confirm if there are any additional issues the Board wishes to have addressed.

Executive Summary:
On January 16, 2014 the Board approved a Service Establishment Bylaw Review Schedule that has every service the Regional District provides reviewed every five (5) years. In 2015 the RCMP Victim Services Program is one of ten services that are subject to review. In preparing this Service Review Report staff reviewed the program's mandate, goals, and activities to confirm we are achieving the Board's objective of providing efficient, cost effective services.
The primary objective of this program is to provide bylaw enforcement services for unsightly premises and noise control complaints in the electoral areas only: Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West. Enforcement is complaint driven. The Regional District has one fulltime employee-the Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officer-that is responsible for enforcing general bylaw complaints. In the last two years, a casual bylaw enforcement officer has assisted with education and enforcement, as required.
Noise Control: In 2014, two complaints were received, no tickets were issues. In 2015, no complaints have been received to date. Staff receives a very limited number of calls that require education but no enforcement.
Unsightly Premises: In 2014, 16 complaints were received, 1 enforcement order given and one ticket issued. In 2015, 9 complaints were received, 4 enforcement orders given, and no tickets have been issued to date.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommend the Board continue to support the current service delivery model for Unsightly Premises and Noise Control Services.

Item 7.9 Business Licensing Program Service Review
Purpose: To present a Service Review Report for the Business Licensing Program and confirm if there are any additional issues the Board wishes to have addressed.

Executive Summary:
On January 16, 2014 the Board approved a Service Establishment Bylaw Review Schedule that has every service the Regional District provides reviewed every five (5) years. In 2015 the Business Licensing Program is one of ten services that are subject to review. In preparing this Service Review Report staff reviewed the program's mandate, goals, and activities to confirm we are achieving the Board's objective of providing efficient, cost effective services.
The primary objective of this program is the administration of the Central Okanagan Business Licensing and Regulations Bylaw and the Inter-Community Business License Bylaw in order to ensure businesses comply' with local zoning and building regulations and to minimize the impacts of incompatible adjacency issues. This program currently administers approximately 220 business licenses, of which, more than one third currently participate in the InterCommunity Licence program and the Province's Mobile Business Registry.
This service review concludes that this program is meeting its current mandate and achieving its goals. At this time staff would be pleased to answer any questions the Board may have regarding this report and ask the Board if it has any other issues they would like followed up on in this review.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommend the Board continue to support the current service delivery model for the Business Licensing Program.

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7. 2015 Board Approved Service Reviews

In January 2014, the Regional Board approved a schedule of service reviews. The following ten services were reviewed in 2015. This provided a good opportunity to review the services to highlight any concerns and potential improvements.

7.1 Unsightly Premises Service (Central Okanagan East & West Electoral Areas)

The Unsightly Premises & Visual Nuisance Bylaw No. 770 applies to the two electoral areas and is complaint driven. In 2015, nine complaints were received, four enforcement orders and no tickets. Issues are investigated with limited resources.
Director Carson noted he wishes to consider withdrawing from the service. It was noted there is a process to be followed to withdraw from a service. Further discussion is to occur with the Administrator.

It was noted that staff resources at the RDCO would remain the same as there is only one enforcement officer in the position for all bylaw enforcement in the RDCO.

OPHUS/DEHART
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommend the Board continue to support the current service delivery model for Unsightly Premises Service.

CARRIED (Opposed: Carson/Hanson)

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7.2 Noise Control Service (Central Okanagan East & West Electoral Areas)

The Noise Control Bylaw No. 403 applies to the two electoral areas and is complaint driven. In 2015, no complaints were received. In 2011, a Consent Order agreement was reached with the Kelowna Dirt Bike Club and is binding as long as
the RDCO approves, on application, up to four special events permit per year.

Director Carson noted he wishes to consider withdrawing from the service. It was noted there is a process to be followed to withdraw from a service. Further discussion is to occur with the Administrator.

It was noted that staff resources at the RDCO would remain the same as there is only one enforcement officer in the position.

BAKER/STACK
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommend the Board continue to support the current service delivery model for Noise Control Service.

CARRIED (Opposed: Carson/Hanson)

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7.9 Business Licensing Program (Central Okanagan East & West Electoral Areas)

Staff report dated November 3, 2015 outlined the region's business license program servicing the two electoral areas. The primary objective of this program is the administration of the Central Okanagan Business Licensing and Regulations
Bylaw and the Inter-Community Business License Bylaw to ensure businesses comply with local zoning and building regulations and to minimize the impacts of incompatible adjacency issues. There are approximately 220 business licenses, more than one third currently participate in the Inter-Community License Program.

CARSON/FINDLATER
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommend the Board continue to support the current service delivery model for the Business Licensing Program.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon Item 5.1 Four Service Area Boundary Amendments Central Okanagan East

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RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the following bylaws be repealed:
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015

AND FURTHER THAT the following bylaws be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings:
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1367, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1368, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1369, 2015

Background:
The service areas are located in the community of Ellison, directly east of and abutting, the boundary of the City of Kelowna. The mapping revisions are minor, three areas on the map are pre-empted by City of Kelowna boundary expansions and a fourth by an in-fill subdivision that was bisected by a service area boundary line.
The amendment bylaws will not affect or change the purpose, intent, fees and charges, or level of service that are currently in effect for any of the services and are purely a matter of housekeeping.

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5. BUSINESS ARISING

5.1 Service Area Boundary Amendments - Central Okanagan East Electoral Area (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

a) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015, REPEAL (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

b) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015 REPEAL (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

c) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015 REPEAL (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

d) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015 REPEAL (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

HANSON/SIEBEN
THAT
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015 be repealed;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015 be repealed;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360; 2015 be repealed;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015 be repealed.
CARRIED Unanimously

e) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1367, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
f) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1368 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
g) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1369 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

HANSON/SIEBEN
THAT:
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1367 be given first, second and third readings and forwarded to the Inspector for approval;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1368 be given first, second and third readings and forwarded to the Inspector for approval;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1369 be given first, second and third readings and forwarded to the Inspector for approval:

CARRIED Unanimously

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9. DIRECTOR ITEMS (information items)

• Chair Given acknowledged the loss of Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officer, Rhoda Mueller. Her amazing leadership in the services she delivered to the Regional District will be missed.
• Director Hanson requested a meeting to review services the electoral area director wishes to opt out of. The Director is to set a meeting with the CAO to discuss.
• Director Carson raised a concern regarding works being done at Site 3 Fintry Park. The Director is to set a meeting with the CAO to discuss.

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.pdf icon September 28, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

UBCM Conference Highlights
The Regional Board discussed a number of highlights from the recent Union of BC Municipalities conference. Meetings were held with Premier Christy Clark and several key members of the Provincial cabinet and the Board was pleased with the positive reception and ongoing commitment to keep Zebra and Quagga Mussels out of BC waters.

National Awards for Economic Development
The Regional Board praised the work of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (EDC), which has recently received two national awards. At the recent Economic Development Association of Canada conference in Whitehorse, the EDC received the Marketing Canada Award for Best Brand Identity Application and the EDAC/Royal Bank Economic Development Achievement Award for the Okanagan Young Professionals Collective program.

UBCM Recognizes RDCO Director
The Regional Board acknowledged the recognition of one of its Directors at the recent Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference. Director James Baker was honoured by the UBCM with an award for 25 years of public service.

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.pdf icon Nothing was mentioned in the Agenda about the CAO speaking about two awards the EDC received, or about Director Carson saying he really enjoyed UBCM, or about Director DeHart and her United Way Breakfast, or about the Quagga Mussels, as these were Director Items, so there was nothing mentioned in the Agenda about it.

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8. DIRECTOR ITEMS

• Director Dehart reminded the Board the United Way Drive Thru Breakfast is being held at the Ramada, Thursday, October 1st

• Director Ophus noted he attended the Municipal Finance Authority's semi annual meeting last week. MFA issued financing at the lowest rate in history last year at 2.22%. The fall debenture issued was at 2.689%. MFA has AAA credit rating. Trustees will be reviewing issues around 'environmental investing' in fossil fuel companies. A formal request should come from the MFA before the Board devotes any time discussing this issue. A position if requested should look at best practices. Director Ophus will bring a more formal request forward if the MFA requests a dialogue.

• Director Baker received an award at UBCM for 25 years of local government service. Congratulations were extended.

• The Regional Board discussed a number of highlights from the recent Union of BC Municipalities conference. The Province committed to $10mil to fuel modification in BC. Meetings were held with the Premier and several key members of the provincial cabinet. There was a positive reception and ongoing commitment to keep Zebra and Quagga Mussels out of BC waters.

• National Awards for Economic Development - The Regional Board praised the work of the Economic Development Commission (EDC), which has recently received two national awards, At the recent Economic Development Association of Canada conference in Whitehorse, the EDC received the Marketing Canada Award for Best Brand Identity Application and the EDAC/Royal Bank Economic Development Achievement Award for the Okanagan Young Professionals Collective program.

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Kelowna Mountain launches lawsuit against regional district
by Kathy Michaels - Kelowna Capital News - Nov 5, 2015

The third time won’t be the charm when it comes to the latest lawsuit Kelowna Mountain is levying against the Regional District of the Central Okanagan, say representatives of the local government.

Another civil suit was launched by Kelowna Mountain, owned by Mark Consiglio, earlier this month, asking that the regional district ante up losses “sustained as a result of the defendant’s misconduct.”

“In its zeal to prevent all development on Kelowna Mountain, the (regional district) exercised its powers with malice and intent to injure the plaintiffs or did so with knowledge that it lacked authority in the circumstances where it could foresee that its actions would harm the plaintiffs,” reads the notice of civil claim.

Among other things, the claim says that approximately $50 million was spent to purchase the lands and to develop them for agriculture and agri-tourism uses.

The regional district’s efforts to thwart that effort “resulted in these expenditures being wasted.”

A lengthy court document from the regional district followed Oct. 28, rejecting all claims made.

Two previous attempts by Kelowna Mountain Development Services Ltd. to challenge the planning authority of the regional district have been rejected by the courts.

The most recent failed bid was in September 2014 when the Court of Appeal dismissed the case, upholding the validity of the RDCO Zoning Bylaw No. 871.

“It’s unfortunate that yet again, Central Okanagan taxpayers will be footing the bill for a legal challenge from this developer,” said RDCO board chair Gail Given in a press release that followed days later.

“I can say that the regional district will actively defend itself against these unproven and false accusations that are without merit.

“I can also confirm the regional district has yet to receive any application from the developer for consideration by the regional district. Any further comments will be respectfully reserved for court.”

Kelowna Mountain is an area of land consisting of 640 acres located just south of Kelowna.

Kelowna Mountain proposed an 11 million sq.-ft., $100-million Wine Park, in 2013 despite a series of issues with zoning.

Of note, the one building standing on the site at that time, a marble-floored Italian-style villa, was given both a building permit and occupancy permit, however, it was built significantly larger than what was proposed and it does not fit the zoning for the area.

The zoning bylaw did not allow the building to be used for commercial purposes, but does allow a building for the agri-tourism venture proposed.

Using the space as an agritourism venture, the mountain’s only option is to use a portion for its intended use and the rest of the building for agricultural storage, reads a 2013 story on the developer’s issues,” read a press release sent out Wednesday.

The release does not specify what is at issue in this latest challenge, but in the Notice of Civil Claim, Consiglio says the actions of the district caused him to waste $50 million.

Source: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/business/342570972.html

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New contract at RDCO
by Castanet Staff | Story: 144901 - Jul 27, 2015

Unionized employees and the Regional District of Central Okanagan have reached agreement on a new five-year contract.

Both the regional board and Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 338 have ratified the agreement, which was reached after two days of bargaining last month.

The new agreement runs through Dec. 31, 2019, and provides a general wage increase of two per cent retroactive to Jan. 1. It also includes annual increases on March 31 in 2016 (1.5 per cent), 2017 (1.5 per cent), 2018 (two per cent) and 2019 (1.5 per cent).

The contract also includes some adjustments in language and clarity.

Board Chair Gail Given said the agreement is "consistent with other local government labour settlements negotiated in our area and provides competitive wages for our employees. It also ensures important services provided by the Regional District will continue to be delivered across the region. The new agreement is prudent for taxpayers and is fiscally responsible.”

Scott Bruce, CUPE 338 vice-president, said the agreement "balances the needs of CUPE Local 338 and the RDCO.”

He noted CUPE members voted 95 per cent in favour of ratification.

The new agreement offers 8.5 per cent increase over five years.

The Regional District unit of CUPE Local 338 has 84 full-time and part-time members.

Source: castanet.net/news/Kelowna/144901/New-contract-at-RDCO

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.pdf icon August 24, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Green Communities Reporting

Efforts by the Regional District to work towards achieving Climate Action Charter commitments have been acknowledged by the joint BC-Union of BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee. The RDCO has created a baseline inventory and reporting of corporate greenhouse gas emissions. Work will now continue on efforts to reduce emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.

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Dear Chair Given and Board Members:
On behalf of the joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee (GCC), we would like to extend our congratulations for your successful efforts to measure and reduce your corporate greenhouse gas emissions for the 2014 reporting year.
As a signatory to the Climate Action Charter (Charter), you have demonstrated your commitment to work with the Province and UBCM to take action on climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your community and corporate operations.

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5. CORRESPONDENCE

5.1 Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

STACK/OPHUS
THAT the Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee congratulatory letter of July 29, 2015 regarding RDCO's successful efforts to measure and reduce corporate greenhouse gas emissions for the 2014 reporting
year be received for information.

CARRIED Unanimously

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January - June Program and Service Update

The Regional Board has received an update on program and service accomplishments during the first half of the year. Among the key highlights: the successful negotiation and ratification of a new five year collective agreement with CUPE Local 338 RDCO unit; RDCO staff went on the road holding five well-attended Information Open Houses in several neighbourhoods of the two electoral areas to answer questions about programs and services; launching of the new RDCO website with improved site search capabilities and adoption of the 2015-2019 Financial Plan. In addition, the Board was told that paid-on-call firefighter recruitment is up at all four RDCO fire departments and the Crime Prevention Coordinator has helped organize new Block Watch programs for Joe Rich and several neighbourhoods in West Kelowna. At mid-year, the Dog Control service has 19,756 licensed dogs (11,409 in June 2014) with almost 3,200 new licenses issued. The convenient online licensing program has brought in increased revenue as more dog owners go online to purchase their dog license. In Parks Services, electrical service was installed for Westshore Estates Community Park and three management plans are in the early stages of development for Woodhaven Nature Conservancy, Black Mountain/Sntsk‘il’ntən and Goats Peak regional parks.

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Inspections & Bylaw Enforcement Services

Dog Control
• To June 30,19,756 dog licenses have been issued in 2015 (vs. 19,815 in 2014).
o 3,196 New licenses.
o 16,560 Renewed licenses.
• Legal expenses higher than anticipated due to 3 dangerous dog court cases.
• Increased online licensing in 2015.
o To date, $173,485 vs $86,200 in 2014 for a difference of $87,285.
• 249 Bylaw Offence Notices issued for 'No Dog License'.
• Comparison Revenues from Budgeted:
o Licensing - $450,011 (budgeted $474,875).
o Dog Impounding - $31,056 (budgeted $40,000).
o Bylaw Notice Adjudication Program Fines - $38,432 (budget $50,000).

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6. FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

6.1 2015 - 1st & 2nd Quarter Work Plan & Budget Variance Report (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated July 23, 2015 outlined the first and second quarter work plan and year-to-date budget variances for each service. It should be noted that revenues will be low as some other recoveries and revenues have not been recognized or received at this point in the year. The 3rd quarter report will more accurately reflect revenues.

Of note, year-to-date dog control statistics provided show an increase in dog licensing: 19,756 licenses have been issued to June 30lh (19,815 to December 2014) and, less dogs are being impounded without a license. Two court cases, for three dangerous dogs, in the 2nd quarter have increased legal fees, It is anticipated increased revenue and decrease in other expenses will offset the increased legal fees.  Business licenses and building permits are higher than expected.

SIEBEN/GRAY
THAT the 2015 - 1st & 2nd Quarter Work Plan & Budget Variance Report be received for information;
AND FURTHER THAT the Dog Control Statistics, year-to-date June 30, 2015 be received for information.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon July 16, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission

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Executive Summary
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) is funded by and accountable to the elected board of the Regional District of Central Okanagan; it is made up of two unincorporated electoral areas and the four member municipalities of Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland plus the Westbank First Nation.

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission recognizes best practises and economies of scale by leveraging both financial and human capital resources through successful federal, provincial and community partnerships and alignment of priorities.

Measurements of the Commission's activities are provided to the Regional District of Central Okanagan Board of Directors through quarterly reporting and annual reporting mechanisms.

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5. DELEGATION

5.1 Economic Development Commission re: Economic Opportunities Plan and Strategy Update - Corie Griffiths, EDC Manager
Corie Griffiths provided an overview of the EDC 2015 Operational Plan:
• The Executives of the Advisory Board were introduced: Pilar Portella, Accelerate Okanagan, Victor Narynskyyi, Centro Consulting-GenNext, Paul Maarschalk, Solomon Resources and Larry Widner, Community Futures
An update of the economic opportunities to 2020 Strategy for the Central Okanagan region was outlined:
• The 2020 Strategy is an added value document which supplements the EDC strategy;
• The EDC is a participant in the discussion phase led by UBC-Okanagan and Okanagan College in the development of the proposed Regional SocioEconomic Development Institute of Canada;
• It is the EDC's plan to meet with every CAO of the member municipalities.

OPHUS/SIEBEN
THAT the Governance and Services Committee receive for information the Economic Development Commission's Economic Opportunities to 2020 Strategy for the Central Okanagan Region and the 2015 Operational Plan update.
AND FURTHER THAT the Economic Development Commission extend the offer to present the 2015 Operational Plan to member municipalities.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon Item 6.1 Information Open Houses Update

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Purpose: To summarize the results of five Information Open Houses that were recently held in the Joe Rich, Sunset Ranch, Ellison and North Westside communities.

Executive Summary:
The Regional District recently held five Information Open Houses to meet, engage with and receive feedback from Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Area residents in the North Westside, Ellison, Sunset Ranch and Joe Rich communities.
A total of 211 residents attended these Open Houses. Of those who attended, 48 completed a Comment Form (copy attached) to provide their feedback about the event. A detailed summary of the Comment Forms is also attached to this report for your information. Although the level of support varies between services, a general theme emerges from the summary that shows approximately 2/3rds of respondents were either supportive or neutral of RDCO services and 1/3rd being somewhat or very dissatisfied. These results provide important information about what we are doing well and where we have an opportunity to do better.
Not everyone left the Open House happy however, we can say that numerous attendees expressed their appreciation of the fact that we came to their community to discuss their issues face to face. It is encouraging to see that 75% of the Form responses thought the Open House was helpful in better understanding the variety of services RDCO provides.
Given the success of this community engagement process there appears to be value in holding future information Open Houses on a semi- or annual basis.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the the Regional Board receive for information the follow up report on five Information Open Houses held by the Regional District from June 2 to June 11, 2015.

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6. CORPORATE SERVICES

6.1 Regional District Information Open Houses Update (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated June 17, 2015 outlined the results of five information open houses that were held in the Joe Rich, Sunset Ranch, Ellison and North Westside communities. A total of 211 residents attended the open houses and 48 provided feedback about the event. It was noted that the area directors have requested a breakdown of costs for the open houses which staff are currently working on and will provide to the directors. It was suggested that consideration of any future open houses could be held in the area of Trader's Cove, Wilson's Landing, Brent Road, Trepanier.

STACK/SIEBEN
THAT the Regional Board receive for information the follow up report on five information open houses held by the Regional District from June 2 to June 11, 2015.

CARRIED Unanimously

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10. NEW BUSINESS

10.1 Rise and Report from the July 16, 2015 Governance & Services Committee Meeting

OPHUS/DEHART
THAT the Economic Development Commission extend the offer to present the 2015 Operational Plan to member municipalities.

CARRIED Unanimously

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North Westside eyes governance
by Richard Rolke - Vernon Morning Star - Jun 24, 2015

North Westside residents are being urged to take pen to paper to push for governance changes.

The North Westside Communities Association currently has three petitions circulating that will be presented to the Regional District of Central Okanagan for consideration.

“People are tired that everything (taxes) goes up without any explanation of the reason,” said Bob Andrews, NWCA president.

One of the petitions calls for RDCO to initiate an incorporation study for the North Westside while the other petitions demand a stronger community voice and a review of water options.

About 100 people attended a recent town hall meeting to discuss the relationship with RDCO.

“The vast majority sitting there are unhappy with how money is spent and how our director gets outvoted every time,” said Andrews, adding that he believes it is difficult to obtain information from the regional district.

“People want to know the cost for an employee or the cost of power. They want to know if regional district staff are efficient.”

Wayne Carson, a long-time resident who has been North Westside director since November, isn’t surprised by the petition campaigns.

“People aren’t happy with conditions as they are. They want a voice in their local affairs,” he said.

“It all comes back to governance and authority over tax dollars.”

However, Carson won’t say if he supports municipal incorporation as a feasibility study is required to look at the pros and cons.

“You don’t jump off a cliff. There’s a process to follow,” he said.

RDCO officials attended the town hall meeting hosted by the NWCA.

“If was democracy in action. We heard a lot of concerns and it is good for us to engage directly with residents,” said Brian Reardon, chief administrative officer.

However, Reardon insists RDCO’s two rural directors (the other is Joe Rich/Ellison) have a voice at the board table.

“When you look at the resolutions, especially from January until now, I count 23 resolutions that area directors made or seconded that the board supported,” he said.

Some North Westside residents have suggested that the community should take direct control over the water system because of dissatisfaction with RDCO operations.

However, Reardon says there are few options for that to occur.

“It’s a regional district asset managed on their (residents) behalf. If the community wants direct control over the utility, they would have to incorporate,” he said.

Source: vernonmorningstar.com/news/309358601.html

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Hanson says sorry - again
Castanet.net - Wayne Moore - Jun 16, 2015 | Story: 142349

More hot water for Patty Hanson.

The embattled RDCO director for Central Okanagan East has been forced to apologize yet again for inflammatory statements directed at a member of the regional district staff.

Upset with the loss of both fire chiefs in her district over the past few months, Hanson lashed out at regional district staff, in particular, fire and inspection services manager Dan Wildeman.

"They (regional district) bullied my chiefs into taking a severance package and quitting and retiring," Hanson said at the time.

"When I talked to Kurt earlier, he has a full-time job, and (fire and inspection services manager) Dan Wildeman would give him so many emails a day and then criticize him for not responding. He (Wildeman) even showed up at a fire in Ellison and tried to tell him how to fight the fire. And, the same with Curtis."

Those remarks have prompted an apology from Hanson.

Over the weekend, she issued the following statement.

"Dan I would like to offer you my humble apology for including your name in my discussion with the local media. It was a grave error in judgement as I tried to address the frustrating concerns of the fire departments in COE. I did not mean to disrespect you in this manner while I was trying to defend the fire departments. It is very concerning to us to lose both chiefs, we were very shocked by this news."

This is not the first time Hanson has been forced to issue an apology for remarks she made in the media. In May of 2012, Hanson apologized after demanding the resignation of then regional board chair Robert Hobson and development director Dan Plamondon.

At the time, she claimed the board had been misled and provided with inaccurate information pertaining to the Kelowna Mountain project which falls in her electoral area.

She stated at the time she was frustrated with the level of governance and decision making around Electoral Area 'E.'

Three weeks after the apology, Hanson issued a second apology on the matter.

Source: http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/142349/Hanson-says-sorry-again

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.pdf icon June 22, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Fiscal 2014 Financial Disclosure Schedules
The Regional Board has approved the 2014 report outlining remuneration and expenses for elected officials and their alternates along with 29 staff whose remuneration was greater than $75,000. In 2014, the remuneration and benefits of all Regional District employees totalled more than $10.2-million. The report also outlines payments totalling over $12.2-million to 98 suppliers during 2014 for goods and services exceeding $25,000.
A copy is available for viewing online at regionaldistrict.com/budgets and at the Finance and Administration Services in the Regional District office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna.

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.pdf icon Item 6.1 2014 Financial Disclosure Schedules And Schedule Of Payments Made For The Provision Of Goods And Services Schedule Of Guarantee And Indemnity Agreements

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See the link above or the table near the top of the page which will show you staff and elected officials pay over a few years along with the latest year which you have to wait until June 2015 to find out what the pay was for 2014.

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.pdf icon June 22, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

6. FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

6.1 2014 Financial Disclosure Schedules (Remuneration and Expenses for Board and Employees) and Schedule of Payments Made for the Provision of Goods or Services - 2014, Schedule of Guarantee and Indemnity Agreements (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated June 17, 2015 outlined the legislative requirements under the Financial Information and Regulations Act. Staff reviewed the various schedules.
The question was raised regarding what did Guillevin International and Inspired Leadership Consulting Inc. do for the Regional District. Staff noted Inspired Leadership was for training for the management team. Staff will follow-up regarding Guillivan

BAKER/OPHUS
THAT the Board approve the 2014 Financial Disclosure Schedules - Schedule of Board Remuneration, Schedule of Employee Remuneration, Schedule of Payment to Suppliers, Statement of Severance Agreements and Schedule of Guarantee and
Indemnity Agreements.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon May 14, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Award Winning Programs Recognized

The Regional Board has acknowledged volunteers and employees involved with several awards recently presented to Regional District programs. The BC Economic Development Association presented the Community Project of the Year award to the Economic Development Commission for its Okanagan Young Professional Collective. At the recent BC Crime Stoppers conference, Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers received three awards: Program of the Year; Coordinator of the Year (Gerry Guiltenane) and the Corporate and Community Partner Award for the ongoing financial support provided to the Central Okanagan program by the Canadian Royal Purple Society – Kelowna Lodge #56. And last week in Victoria, the BC Parks and Recreation Association recognized the cultural and recreational benefits provided by Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park which received the Association’s 2015 Parks and Open Spaces award.

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.pdf icon Item 8.2 Recent RDCO Program Awards

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Purpose: To advise the Board of recent awards for RDCO Programs & Services.

Executive Summary:
During the normal course of advancing various issues and carrying out the business of the corporation the Regional Board, senior management and front line staff are focused on providing quality services in innovative ways that sustain the unique Okanagan lifestyle that we all enjoy.
Occasionally, these innovative approaches attract the attention of our peers, professional associations and the senior levels of government. I am pleased to advise the Board that the Regional District of Central Okanagan has recently received a number of awards for:
1. BCRPA Parks & Open Spaces Award - Gellatly Nut Farm, Regional Parks;
2. BCEDA Community Project Award - Okanagan Young Professionals, EDC;
3. BC Crime Stoppers:
a. Corporate & Community Partner Award - Kelowna Royal Purple Lodge #56;
b. Coordinator of the Year Award - Gerry Guiltenane, RDCO Crime Stoppers; AND
c. Program of the Year (Productivity Awards)

These awards are attributed to the vision of the Regional Board, the innovation of our employees and the recognition of our peers. This is-a-great opportunity to celebrate our success and recognize those who have provided service excellence.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board receive this report for information.

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8.2 was moved forward in the agenda.

Staff report dated May 13, 2015 outlined that the RDCO has recently received a number of awards for innovative approaches in a variety of services provided by the Regional District.

Economic Development Commission: manager Corie Griffiths noted EDC won a BC Economic Development Association Community Project of the Year Award for its 'Okanagan Young Professionals' program

Regional Parks: Parks Services Director, Murray Kopp, noted the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park has been awarded the 2015 Parks and Open Spaces Award from the BC Recreation and Parks Association.

Crime Stoppers Program: Community Services Director, Chris Radford, noted our Crime Stoppers partner the Royal Purple Lodge Central Okanagan was awarded the BC Crime Stoppers Corporate & Community Partner Award. As well, staff member Gerry Guiltenane is the deserving recipient of the 2014 BC Crime Stoppers Coordinator of the Year Award. Crime Stoppers won the 2014 Program of the Year Award for drugs seized and property recovered.

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Regional fire questioned
Castanet.net - by Wayne Moore | Story: 140343 - May 21, 2015

A regional director and former head of the North Westside Fire Department is questioning the motives of the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

Wayne Carson, director for Okanagan West, made the comments after Joe Rich fire chief Curtis Nyuli was fired and Ellison chief Kurt Szalla retired.

Carson, who himself stepped down as chief of the North Westside department in 2013, said he believes the regional district is trying to regionalize the four paid-on-call fire departments within its umbrella.

These include Joe Rich and Ellison east of Kelowna, and North Westside and Wilson's Landing on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

Carson said the regional district has stated the change in Joe Rich amounted to a change in direction.

"My understanding, and I'm just a new guy, but my understanding is a change of direction and policy are the authority of the elected officials. Neither director Hanson (Okanagan East) nor I are in favour of any change in direction or policies or anything that is being developed and pushed forward here that regionalizes the fire departments," said Carson.

"We believe they are community fire departments, and they need to be operated that way for the best benefit of the people they serve. Fire departments play a huge role in the communities. I know there are people in my community who have stated quite bluntly if it wasn't for the medical first responder program the fire department did, they would have moved from the community years ago."

Carson said a regional fire service is a bad idea, one he advised against the entire time he was with the department.

He said there wasn't much of a push in that direction until recently.

"At the end of the day, when you roll from a community fire department to a regional fire department, your ability to recruit and retain are heavily stressed," said Carson.

"It's pretty easy to go out there and get people to serve their community and neighbours, but when it turns out to be a regional thing, then it's more about money, and we're not going to get a lot of people coming forward."

He added if membership at any of the fire halls slips below 15, they would lose certification.

"At that point in time, the regional district would have to make some sort of a decision because of the liability involved. I believe they would have no choice but to put career guys in those halls and contract out the service," said Carson.

"I don't know if that is the end game here, but I believe that will be the consequence of the direction they are going. If you lose those members and you are no longer able to attract new members to maintain that level of 15 men, liability issues crop up."

Carson believes a regional service would also cost more, due in part to the addition of another layer of management.

"The regional district now has a fire services manager at the office, so that's $100,000 there that isn't putting a fire truck in front of a house in the electoral areas, and that's my main concern.

"Our job is to respond to the communities."

According to the Regional District communications director Bruce Smith the fire and inspection services manager is responsible for more than just fire departments.

Smith said he's also responsible for building permits, building inspections, business licensing and bylaw enforcement related to building/zoning matters and his salary is split between the two service functions.

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.pdf icon April 27, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

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.pdf icon Item 8.1 Asset Management Planning For Regional District Buildings UBCM Funding Application

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SUBJECT: Asset Management Planning

Purpose:
To seek endorsement for an application to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Asset Management Planning program in order to complete condition assessments of all RDCO buildings as the first stage in developing an asset management program.

Executive Summary:
An asset management program for the Regional District of Central Okanagan's buildings will support sustainable long-term delivery of services by planning for future building capital requirements. The program will identify deferred maintenance and renewal requirements and costs to maintain the buildings and integrate these costs with long-term capital planning to establish funding reserves to address future needs. Capital planning will take into consideration the priority of the requirement vs the available funding.

The first stage of developing an asset management program will require completion of condition assessments and implementation of data management using asset management software.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board approve an application to the UBCM Asset Management Planning Program for grant funding for completion of condition assessments of the Regional District's buildings.

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8. NEW BUSINESS

8.1 Asset Management Planning for Regional District Buildings - Application for UBCM Funding (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated April 16, 2015 outlined a request to make application to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) for grant funding to assist with completion of condition assessments of Regional District buildings. The grant is to a maximum
of $10,000 funding.

SIEBEN/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board approve an application to the UBCM Asset Management Planning Program for grant funding for completion of condition assessments of the Regional District's buildings.

CARRIED Unanimously

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9. DIRECTOR ITEMS
a) Audited Financial Statements - it was noted that typically the statements first go to the Audit Committee for review but in order to meet the government deadline for filing (May 15) the financial statements will come forward to the Governance & Services Committee meeting on May 14.
b) Lake Country was congratulated on the successful CN Rail referendum which was held this past weekend.
c) SILGA Convention - The Southern Interior Local Government Association Convention is being held this weekend. For those attending, various resolutions are being brought forward for consideration from member municipalities.
d) Integrated Pest Management 8th International Symposium presented the RDCO with an Award of Excellence for the Sterile Insect Release Program

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.pdf icon March 27, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

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.pdf icon Item 4.1O Regional Board Pg 162 171
.pdf icon Item 4.3 2015 2019 Financial Plan Bylaw No 1356 Revisedmar27
.pdf icon Item 4.4 Temporary Borrowing Bylaw No 1357
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4. FINANCE DEPARTMENT

4.1 Review of the 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan

Staff report dated March 18, 2015 and March 25, 2015 provided an overview of the impacts to the 2015-2019 Financial Plan following two previous budget meetings held February 25th and March 12th

It was noted that the final requisition amounts will differ in accordance with the 2015 Revised Roll from BC Assessment Authority which is not yet available.

Staff reviewed that the overall budget has decreased since 2014: operating, debt and transfers. Sources of revenue were noted: tax requisitions, other revenues (which include utilities, licenses, permits, rentals); grants and municipal debt repayment.

Amendments to the final budget following the March 12th meeting include:

470 - Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant - added, confirmed Okanagan Basin Water Board grant of $25,310. Added $356,100 to operating and overhead for additional biosolids hauling and management costs. Partner costs increase as follows: West Kelowna: $241,808, Peachland: $25,471, and WFN: $63,512.

021 - Ellison Fire Department - increase service review amount from $12.5K to $18.75k (total study cost which will be shared with the four electoral area fire departments has been increased to $75k). The cost per average household goes from a decrease of $2.06 in the March 12th draft to an increase of $5.30.

022 - Joe Rich Fire Department - increase service review amount from $12.5K to $18.75k. The cost per average household goes from an increase of $37.64 in the March 1ih draft to an increase of $53.40.

023 - North Westside Fire Rescue - increase service review amount from $12.5k to $18.75k. The cost per average household goes from an increase of $10.55 in the March 12th draft to an increase of $16.86.

024 - Wilsons Landing Fire Department - increase service review amount from $12.5k to $18.75k. The cost per average household goes from an increase of $44.34 in the March 12 draft to an increase of $57.69.

117 - Sterile Insect Release - amended as per final parcel tax information received from SIR. Total parcel taxes are $513,356.

In addition, amendments have been made to electoral area planning, as the Regional District has received formal notice that all municipalities have agreed to fully opt-in to fringe area planning.

Changes to General Taxes Per Area as follows:


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4.2 Public Comment on 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan

Chair Given asked if there was anyone in the gallery who wished to comment on the Financial Plan.

• David Perron, 4035 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna. - expressed concern that only $60,000 has been budgeted for the development of a Master Plan for the Wastewater Treatment Plant and that there should be a well-conceived plan not just an update. Believes there should be a 20-Year Master Plan. Concerned regarding the $300,000 cost overrun due for the transportation of biosolids. Requests $60,000 be moved forward to 2015 and another $60,000 added to the 2016 budget.
• Gary Leduc - what is the fire service review for, who is doing it and what are the expected outcome? $18.75k seems like a lot of money for Ellison residents for a review. Concern that fire service will be removed from the Ellison area.
• Ben Wasyliuk, 6900 Goudie Road, member of the Joe Rich Fire Department - In 2008 a fire underwriter survey review was done. Prior policy was to do a review every 10 years. RDCO policy is to do a service review every 5 years. Underwriter reviews are covered by insurers, not the public. There are still some outstanding issues from the 2008 review that have not been completed (cisterns, generator back-ups at the fire hall). Information needs to be based on where we are today and what needs to be done going forward. Ask to consider using Fire Underwriters Survey instead of spending $75,000.
• Mr. Pauls, 8370 Sun Valley Road - fire service review can it be done for less money. Concern about the amount of taxes in Joe Rich.

Staff Response to Public Input:
With respect to Ellison and Joe Rich Fire Departments it has been identified that an independent review is required. It is best to have a third party complete the review. Staff need to ensure a safe service is being delivered and that the service is running within the policy and guidelines of the RDCO. Costs have been budgeted at the same level as previous reviews of a similar nature. The Board has adopted a policy of 5-year reviews.

WWTP Master Plan - Staff noted with respect to moving $60,000 from 2016 to 2015, the Board can do this if it should desire. It was noted that a decision was made to move the Master Plan forward in 2014, but due to other cost issues (ie: biosolids & odour issues) it was deferred to 2015/2016. The stakeholder committee has reviewed the scope for the review which will be quite expansive and it has been identified in the 2016 budget. Work will span over two years.
The question was raised whether $120,000 will be adequate for a 20 year plan? Staff believes it will be. Work will cross over two fiscal years. Terms of Reference is being reviewed, but will take some time to finalize and agree to.

Director Hanson noted she originally did not participate in grant in aid allocations but chose to increase the fire department training instead.
Believes $75,000 is too high for a fire service review.
Director Carson had previously requested that the fire service review be deferred for a year. The Board supported the review to be completed this year.
The review is not about the loss of fire services to anyone area. Other service reviews are being done as well in 2015 but they are for much smaller services. External reviews produce higher outcomes including best practices from other areas, how the service operates, costs, and issues.

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4.3 Regional District of Central Okanagan 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1356, 2015, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

BASRAN/FINDLATER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1356, 2015 be given first, second and third readings and adopted.

CARRIED (Hanson, Carson opposed)

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4.4 Regional District of Central Okanagan Temporary Borrowing Bylaw No. 1357, 2014 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors Weighted Vote)

OPHUS/FORTIN
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Temporary Borrowing Bylaw No. 1357, 2015 be given first, second and third readings and adopted.

CARRIED Unanimously.

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If you care about rural communities and rural issues, the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition invites you to join us for three days of inspiring presentations from organizations and community leaders who have made a difference in their rural communities.
DATES: Tuesday May 26 (9:30 AM) To Thursday May 28 (4:30 PM)
LOCATION: Prestige Harbourfront Resort, Salmon Arm BC

REGISTRATION: Conference Registration Fee - $300 Early Bird (May 1) then $375
Conference Fee includes conference, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts, & 1 dinner
Register on-line at www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2015/KeepingItRuraI2015.asp

ACCOMMODATIONS: Prestige Harbourfront Resort is offering a conference rate of $109 (250) 833-5800
other hotels in the area:
Best Western Salmon Arm (250) 832-9793
Podollan Inn (1-800-668-4180)
Comfort Inn & Suites (250) 832-7711
Super 8 Salmon Arm (250) 832-8812
Travelodge Salmon Arm (250) 832-9731

CONFERENCE SESSIONS: The conference will include a variety of keynote speeches, six panel presentations and two concurrent workshops on Thursday.

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10.3 Approval for Electoral Area Directors Carson & Hanson Attendance at the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition - Keeping It Rural Conference (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

OPHUS/DEHART
THAT the Regional Board approve Director Carson and Director Hanson's attendance to the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition - Keeping It Rural Conference, including registration and travel expenses as per Board policy No. 7.15.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon Item 5.1 Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Update
.pdf icon Item 5.2 Woodhaven Eco Cultural Centre Annual Report
.pdf icon Item 6.1 Okanagan Regional Library Population Numbers For Electoral Area Levy
.pdf icon Item 6.2 Technical Rescue Service Proposal District Of West Kelowna
.pdf icon Item 6.3 Draft 2015 Budget And 2015 2019 Financial Plan
.pdf icon Item 6.3A Budget Piechart And Budgets Summary
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.pdf icon Item 6.3D Community Services Waste Management
.pdf icon Item 6.3E Community Services Planning
.pdf icon Item 6.3F Community Services Fire Protection
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.pdf icon Item 6.3M Economic Development Commission
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Item 6.1 Okanagan Regional Library Population Numbers For Electoral Area Levy

SUBJECT: Population Numbers Used by Okanagan Regional Library for Electoral Area Levy

Purpose: To provide the Board with background information with regard to the 27.255% increase in Electoral Area population counts used in Okanagan Regional Library's (ORL) levy calculation which resulted in a large increase to the levy. Staff from the ORL will be at the March 12th G&S meeting to answer any questions the Board may have. It is hoped ORL will agree to further review the numbers.

Executive Summary:
The ORL allocates its levy to participants over four regional districts based 50% on population and 50% on assessments.
In 2015, the increase in the population counts used for RDCO's Electoral Areas (EAs) varies disproportionately from all other participants across the four regional districts. The average population increase for all participants was 1.98%, or 7,013 (see Table 2). The RDCO's electoral area population increase was 27.255% - from 5,742 to 7,307, a difference of 1,565 people (and is much higher than Kelowna's increase of 3.633%, which seems unlikely). BCAA growth rates indicate 1.12 - 2.88% in the EA's.
This has resulted in a large levy increase from $291,262 in 2014 to $327,748 in 2015. Of the total increase of $36,486, $30,431 relates to the apportionment formula which uses population and assessments, and $6,056 relates to a budget increase.
Population numbers have fluctuated widely over the years, and as a result, it appears the EA's have likely been paying more than their share of the ORL Levy. The RDCO disputed these figures in prior years, and it appeared the issue was resolved in 2014, albeit not retroactively.
Surprisingly, in 2015, the population numbers rose again, along with the levy.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board request that the ORL review the population numbers now, and for future calculations.

Table 1 below shows the widely fluctuating population numbers used to calculate the funding levy to RDCO for the Electoral Areas in the past. The corresponding tax levies are also shown.
This has caused huge annual tax fluctuations to rural home owners from year to year, as the service area is small. For example, the increase in taxes to the average home in Central Okanagan East 2015 is $11.49, and in Central Okanagan West $6.67.

Year Population ORL Levv
2010 9,804 $345,045
2011 11,284 $384,245
2012 11,899 $404,395
2013 8,458 $340,721
2014 5,742 $291,262
2015 7,307 $327,748

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Item 6.2 Technical Rescue Service Proposal District Of West Kelowna

SUBJECT: Technical Rescue Service Proposal- District of West Kelowna

Purpose: To present a Technical Rescue Service Proposal from the District of West Kelowna.

Executive Summary:
On April 28th, 2014 the Board approved the following resolution:

"THAT the Regional Board authorize Brian Reardon, CAO, to enter negotiations with the District of West Kelowna for the provision of Non-Core Regional Rescue Services on the west side of the W. R. Bennett Bridge."

Since that time the District of West Kelowna has trained and equipped its fire department to respond to and provide technical rescue services within its boundaries. Negotiations for the provision of Non-Core Regional Rescue Services in Peachland, on Westbank First Nation Lands and in Central Okanagan West has been ongoing and has recently been completed as evidenced in the letter from the District of West Kelowna's CAO dated February 25th, 2015.

There are numerous benefits to having a fully trained and operational regional rescue team on the west side of Okanagan Lake including faster response times, greater capacity to respond to major events, and avoiding potential traffic delays on the J.R. Bennett Bridge crossing. I am pleased to report that this program is supported at the administrative level by the District of Peachland, Westbank First Nation and the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Committee recommend the Board approve funding a second regional rescue team on the west side of Okanagan Lake starting in 2015;
AND THAT the Committee recommend the Board authorize its signing officers to enter into a five (5) year agreement with the District of West Kelowna for the provision of regional rescue services at a 2015 cost of $46,854.32 with annual increases of 2.5% up to and including 2019.

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6.4 Quarterly Measures Report - Year-Ended December 31, 2014

Staff report dated March 6, 2015 reported on the summary of 2014 activities for each individual service as set out in the 2014-2018 Financial Plan. The highlights for the year are not inclusive-there are too many items to be covered for each
service. Multi-year comparative statistics by service/program are available in the full report.

OPHUS/HANSON
THAT the Year End December 31,2014 Quarterly Program Measures report be received for information.

CARRIED Unanimously

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10. DIRECTOR ITEMS

a) Strategic Planning - Brian Reardon noted that a strategic planning session with be arranged for the Board in April.

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Rural Highway Speed Limit Resolution

The Regional Board has approved sending a resolution to the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) convention this spring in Kamloops. The resolution asks that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure set up a formal process to lower the speed limit on certain rural highways. The request for a resolution was made by Central Okanagan East Electoral Area Director Patty Hanson regarding the increase in the speed limit on Highway 33 in the Joe Rich area from 80 kilometres an hour to 100 kilometres an hour. The resolution expresses concern of some rural residents about road safety since many rural highway speed limits were raised in 2014.

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Reduction of Speed Limits to 80 k/hr on Rural Highways

WHEREAS the safety of rural highways in British Columbia is being questioned by many residents living in rural BC since the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure increased the speed limit on many of these highways to 100 k/hr in 2014;
AND WHEREAS speed limits in rural British Columbia do vary from region to region;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure be requested to formalize a process of lowering the speed limit on rural highways that pass through rural communities and neighbourhoods upon receipt of a Regional Board resolution to that effect.

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9. NEW BUSINESS

9.1 Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) Proposed Resolution to the 2015 Convention re: Reduction of Speed Limits on Rural Highways (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Director Hanson requested support for a resolution to SILGA's 2015 Convention.

In 2014, the speed limit was raised along Highway 33. Joe Rich citizens have raised the issue to the area Director that the speed limit is too high to safely travel the road for its citizens who live and travel in the area.
It was noted that the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure increased speed limits throughout BC. The Joe Rich community association has met with Ministry staff to request a review and reduction in the speed limit, but to date this has not occurred.

SIEBEN/STACK
THAT the Regional Board approves submitting the following resolution to the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) 2015 Convention for consideration:
WHEREAS the safety of rural highways in British Columbia is being questioned by many residents living in rural BC since the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure increased the speed limit on many of these highways to 100 k/hr in 2014;
AND WHEREAS speed limits in rural British Columbia do vary from region to region;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure be requested to formalize a process to allow for the lowering of the speed limit on certain highways that pass through rural communities and neighbourhoods upon receipt of a Regional Board resolution to that effect.

CARRIED Unanimously

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Economic Development Commission Plan

The Regional Board has received an update on plans for 2015 from the Economic Development Commission. Building on the successes accomplished last year, the EDC will focus its efforts this year on delivering services in three key areas: Business Retention and Enhancement; Investment Attraction and Coordination, Facilitation and Communication. Some of the new programs planned to support existing local businesses include Human Resource Business Walks, a Workforce Development Coordinator and branding the Central Okanagan region with a Human Resource focus.

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ECONOMIC TRENDS

Population - up 1.8% Stats Can - Jan14/Jan15

Labour Force Participation - up 1.27% Stats Can - Jan14/Jan15

Unemployment Rate - down 2.9% (41.4% decline in rate Jan14/Jan15)

Airport Passengers - up 2.7% Jan14/Jan15 (YLW)

Tourism Room Revenue - up 5.3% from 2013

Building Permits - up 4.4% Dec13/Dec14 YTD

Housing Starts - up 18.5% Jan14/Jan15 YTD (CMHC)

Housing Median Price - up 4.6% Jan14/Jan15 (CMHC)

Consumer Bankruptcies - down 11.0% - 2012/2013

Business Licenses - down 0.3% 2012/2013

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5.2 Economic Development Commission - Update on the 2015 Operational Plan - Robert Fine, Director of Economic Development (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Current chair Larry Widmer was introduced noting that over 40 members are on the advisory committee & executive - mostly business development agencies, industry and private companies make up the committee. Robert Fine provided an overview of the Economic Development's 2015 Operational Plan.

Economic trends were reviewed: population, labour force participation (over 15 and under 64 years of age), airport passengers, tourism room revenue, building permits, housing starts, housing median price and business licenses were all up over the year. Down was the unemployment rate and consumer bankruptcies.

2014 accomplishments highlighted: 378 individuals from 19 countries were provided assistance; business walk connected to over 400 businesses with follow-up to 80; 190 companies attended Business Beyond Borders Sessions; over 200 companies were provided with business planning assistance; 50 young professionals had stakeholder/job placements.

The office continues to work on the economic imperatives in the region-what can be done collaboratively to assist the existing and growing business bas with enhancement related activities and programs which address needs and challenges. The recent Labour Market Study findings highlighted: employers will require significant numbers of new workers in the next six years; a large need for workers with post-secondary education; and the majority of employers do not have an HR plan or succession plans. New programs were highlighted:
Business Retention & Enhancement including: HR business walks, workforce development coordinator, and a program branding the Central Okanagan region with an HR focus. Coordination, Facilitation & Communication including:
account management, sector development and UBC-O Regional Socioeconomic Development Institute of Canada support.

BASRAN/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board receive for information the update on the 2015 Operational Plan from the Economic Development Commission.

CARRIED Unanimously

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INFORMATION:
During the fourth quarter of 2014, no purchase commitments exceeded $100,000.

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8. FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

8.1 Information Report - Purchase Commitments >$100,000 during 4Q 2014 (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated February 2, 2015 outlined that there were no purchase commitments in the 4th Quarter that were greater than $100,000.

BASRAN/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board, as per section 4.6 of the RDCO Purchasing Policy, receive for information the report on the purchase commitments which exceeded $100,000 made during the fourth quarter, ending December 31, 2014.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon January 26, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

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.pdf icon January 26, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

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.pdf icon January 16, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Committee Appointments for 2015

The Regional Board has approved the appointment of Directors to represent the Regional District on several boards and committees for 2015. Directors James Baker, Doug Findlater and Tracy Gray will serve on the Okanagan Basin Water Board. Director Wayne Carson is appointed to the Okanagan Regional Library Board. Directors Duane Ophus and Brad Sieben will serve on the Sterile Insect Release Board while Director Patty Hanson has been appointed to the Economic Development Commission and Tracy Gray will serve as a liaison to the Okanagan Film Commission.

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.pdf icon January 16, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 Southern Interior Local Government Association Resolutions

.pdf icon Item 6.1 2015 Committee Board Appointments

.pdf icon Item 8.1 Convention Attendance Approval Electoral Area Directors

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Item 5.1 - Call for Resolutions for 2015 SILGA Convention

Item 6.1 - To provide the Regional Board with the Board Chair's recommendation for appointments to various boards and committees for 2015.
Governance Committee
    Gail Given (Chair)
    Duane Ophus (Vice Chair)
    James Baker
    Colin Basran
    Wayne Carson
    Maxine DeHart
    Cindy Fortin
    Doug Findlater
    Tracy Gray
    Patty Hanson
    Brad Sieben
    Luke Stack
    Councillor Chris Derickson (WFN-non-voting)

Item 8.1 - To seek Board approval for Director Carson and Director Hanson's attendance at the 2015 SILGA, FCM and UBCM conventions and the LGMA Newly Elected Seminar.

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.pdf icon January 16, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

5. CORRESPONDENCE

5.1 Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) - Call for Resolutions for 2015 SILGA Convention (for information) (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

The SILGA Call for Resolutions for the 2015 Convention and Call for Nominations for the Board was received. At this time the Board does not have any resolutions for submission, February 27, 2015 is the deadline for submission.

OPHUS/FORTIN
THAT the Regular Board receive for information the Southern Interior Local Government Association Call for Resolutions for the 2015 SILGA Convention.

CARRIED Unanimously

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6. CORPORATE SERVICES

6.1 Regional Board 2015 Committee/Board Appointments (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

The 2015 recommended Board and Committee appointments were presented for approval. Appointments are approved annually. No alternate for CATCH is appointed but should one be required either Chair Given or Director Basran will attend.

FINDLATER/BASRAN
THAT the Regional Board approve the 2015 Board committee/Board appointments.

CARRIED Unanimously

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8.1 Approval for Director Hanson and Director Carson's attendance to the 2015 SILGA, FCM and UBCM Conventions and LGMA Newly Elected Seminar (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

OPHUS/SIEBEN
THAT the Regional Board approve Director Hanson and Director Carson's attendance to the 2015 SILG, FCM and UBCM conventions and the LGMA Newly Elected Seminar, including registration and travel expenses as per Board policy No. 7.15.

CARRIED Unanimously

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