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.pdf icon September 8, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

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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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Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Lake Country's Security Issuing Bylaw about a Sawmill.

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7. FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

7.1 Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1337 for the District of Lake Country, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

BAKER/EDGSON
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1337 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 28th day of October 2013.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon August 22, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Highlights

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.pdf icon February 10, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting

Roof-HVAC Contract Awarded

The Regional Board has awarded an architectural and engineering services contract to replace the roof and HVAC systems at the KLO Road administration building and the Weddell Place Dog Pound. Thomas Gaffeney Architect Incorporated bid of $74,000 excluding HST was the lowest of four qualified bids received.

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8. NEW BUSINESS

8.1 Award of Contract - Architectural/ Engineering Team RDCO Roofing & HVAC Replacement Project (Weighted Vote - All Directors)

The February 7, 2011 report from the Project Manager for the RDCO roofing and HVAC replacement project, Jim Waugh, outlined the tenders received for the architectural/engineering team for the project.

HODGE/EDGSON
THAT the Regional Board award the contract for provision of architectural and engineering services pertaining to the replacement of the roofing and HVAC systems at the Regional District's administrative building and Dog Po.und to Thomas Gaffeney Architect for the amount of $74,000, excluding HST.

CARRIED

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c) The Board rose and reported further on the following resolutions from the February 10, 2011 Governance and Services Committee. By consensus it was agreed to adopt one resolution.
SHEPHERD/HODGE

Administrative Overhead

THAT staff be directed to provide a report on the administrative overhead from 2007 thru to 2011 and show and explain how it is allocated to the service, including the gross amount, and how it is recovered.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon February 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.1 Financial Plan Introduction.pdf

*Note* This is only a snippett below, please click link above for all 20 pages

INTERNAL MEMORANDUM

TO: Board Directors, Department Heads and Managers

Financial Services

FROM: Marilyn Rilkoff, Treasurer, Director of Finance and Administration
DATE: February 10, 2011
SUBJECT: Draft 2011 Budgets and Draft 5 Year Plans
Enclosed you will find a draft budget and 5 year plan package with all initiatives the Board identified in 2011 so that the impacts of these inclusions can be seen for discussion purposes on February 10th at the Governance and Services meeting.

The package is broken down into sections as follows:

RDCO:
• Strategic Plan One Page Summary including 2011 High Level Initiatives. This is a new document created to give a snapshot of the priorities, goals, initiatives and relationships.
• Overall Tax Requisition impacts for each Municipality and electoral area, including tax rates for each service. You may wish to review these first to see how your area is impacted.
• Department Plans with 2011 Initiatives and tie in to Strategic Plan
• Budget Sheets

- Includes some "tips" on information included in this section at the end of the table of contents.
- 2010 Budget vs. 2011 Budget Comparisons for each program. Budget notes are included at the bottom of each sheet to explain larger increases and decreases.
- 2011 to 2015 Financial plan highlighting capital plans and reserve contributions and balances. Budget notes are included at the bottom of each sheet to explain larger increases and decreases.
- Program Plans for your reference if you need information about a service. RHO:

• Hospital Budget.

The following page includes the highlights of some budgets that have the largest tax or rate impacts, and some other large items to be aware of, but please note that all budgets and capital items should still be reviewed.

Assumptions:
That the average home that was assessed at $440,000 in 2010 has increased by an average of 1.3% in value, to $446,000. The range varied in the area from approximately -5% to +5%. If a home dropped by more than 1.3%, the owner will pay less than the numbers estimated, and if a home increased by more than 1.3%, the owner will pay more.

Largest Tax Rate or Service Impacts:

Environmental Services:
091 - Effluent Disposal: Even though expenses have decreased, the reduction to surplus from year to year has caused tax increase. Reserve transfers required for future capital improvements. Pages 11 - 12.

092 - SWM: Westside Waste Disposal & Recycling Centre: Costs have been split out from 093 - SWM: Westside Landfill Closure for tracking and billing purposes. The share the partners will pay in 2011 is less than 2010. Pages 38 - 41.

094 - SWM: Waste Reduction Program: The partners' share of costs has all decreased as the automated garbage cart implementation costs have been removed. Pages 42-43.

095 - SWM: Solid Waste Collection (Electoral Areas): While tipping fees and contract costs have increased slightly, and we are now setting aside reserves for future cart replacements, the collection revenues have increased slightly, and there is a surplus carried forward, so that the overall parcel tax will decrease slightly. Pages 44 - 45.

096 - SWM: Recycling: The partners' share of costs has all decreased substantially as a result of increased processing rebate revenues. Contract costs increased only slightly. Pages 46 - 47.

Development Services:
110- Regional Planning: Large Tax requisition decreases as a result of large surplus carried forward for projects deferred to 2011. Pages 48 - 49.

111 - Electoral Area Planning: Large Tax requisition decreases as a result of large surplus carried forward for OCP projects carried into 2011, and part time staff reductions. Pages 50 - 51.

Protection Services:
023 - North Westside Fire / Rescue: Truck Purchase $475,000, Marine Boat ($220,000) and Boat House ($30,000) still included in budget. Next truck purchase is in 2014 for $350,000, and reserves must continue to be set aside. Pages 64 - 65.

028 - June Springs Fire Protection: While the tax requisition increase is only $1,252 due to contract costs, this causes a significant tax increase to home owners because the assessment base is so small.

029 - Brent Road Fire Protection: Contract costs were $3,400 higher than anticipated last year, causing a deficit which must be made up this year. Staff are investigating further, and may be amending this budget to reflect 2010 costs with no anticipated increase to lessen the impact to taxpayers.

030 - Regional Rescue: Largest requisition increase. Increases requested by service provider for Training, Fire Dispatch, Fire Dept Administration fee, & Responses. COSAR budget reduction of $87,000 relating to capital. Requested increase to reserve transfer from $30,000 to $100,000, then $150,000 in future years - Upcoming vehicle replacements totaling $950,000 2013 & 2017 (Rescue Boat $200,000 & Haz Mat Truck $750,000). Presentation to be made at meeting. Pages 76 - 77.

046 - Dog Control: HVAC and roof project proceeding. Kennel irrigation project for safety reasons. Pages 86 - 87.

105 - Enforcement of Noise Bylaws: Increase due to legal fees. Pages 90 - 91.

Parks:
123 - Joe Rich Community Hall: Increased support to JRATs, and legal costs. Pages 100 -101.

142 - Regional Parks: Requisition increase primarily due to staffing, signage, and planning costs. Development work that was not completed in 2010 has contributed to the surplus carried forward, and these additional funds have been transferred forward to capital development work in 2011. Previously approved land acquisition project will proceed. In 2011 and going forward, the combination of new debt plus transfers to land and facilities reserves does not exceed .055 cents. Pages 106 - 109.

Finance &Administration:
101 - OBWB: Tax requisition increase due to 2011 increase in transfer amount and 2010 deficit. Pages 121 - 122.

171 - Okanagan Regional Library: Increase in transfer amount requested. Pages 125 -126.

Corporate Services:
007 - Electoral Areas: Increase for election costs. Pages 137 - 138.

083 -- Westside Transit (Peachland & WFN): Large deficit as cost allocations between BC Transit and DWK have ensued, and allocation of costs have changed after the original approved budget. Staff are still reviewing proposals and reconciliations only recently completed in early 2011 by Transit. Expected cost increases for 2011. Pages 145 -146.

084 - Handi Dart Transit (WFN): See above. Pages 147 - 148.

Policing Services:
040 - Crime Stoppers: Decrease to tax requisition due to surplus and reduction to transfer to reserves for vehicle. Also reduced vehicle costs. Pages 157 - 158.

041 - Victims Services: Decrease to tax requisition due to surplus. Pages 159 - 160.

Board:
001 - Board: Wages Pages 165 - 166. Other significant projects and items:

Environmental Services:
301 - 310 Water Systems: Significant capital projects. Many funded by Community Works fund as approved by the Board in 2009. Tab 3: Pages 13 - 24

310 - Shalal/FintryNalley of the Sun Water System Construction was previously approved ($5.9 million) and is budgeted to be completed and operational in 2011. Pages 23 & 24.

401 - 472 Westside Sewer System: The Sewer Committee has been meeting regularly and has reviewed the budgets. DCC's and Rates have been reviewed. The budgets have now been broken out to separately show the plant and each of the partners' lift stations / collector system budgets that the RDCO maintains. Invoicing will now split costs on the basis of flows plus a 30% depreciation recovery to build reserves or to use toward capital. Previously approved in the budget was the $13.4million plant expansion which is proceeding. Pages 25 - 33.

Protection Services:
024 - Wilson's Landing Fire Department: Truck Purchase carried forward. Pages 6667. Corporate Services:

002 -- Administration: Proceeding with roof repair project. Applying for RSP funding re: Gas Tax for HVAC portion of project. Total $1.36 in improvements.

Board:
011 - Grant In Aid Requests: will be dependent on Feb 18th meeting. Pages 167 -168 Direction required regarding inclusion in budget for March 25th Pink Tab:

110- Regional Planning: Aggregate Demand I Supply Study, Pilot Project - Report to be presented by Planning. If completed all in one year, adding $165,000 to $256,100 to the Regional Planning tax requisition, would result in a tax impact of $.0046 to $.0071, or $2.05 to 3.16 on a $446,000 home. Not currently included in budget. Pages 48 - 49.

041 - Victims Services: Domestic Violence Unit Support Worker Position: Cost $90,000 including wages, travel, training, office rent, computer and overheads.
Regional cost tax impact: $0.0025, or $1.12 on a $446,000 home. Not currently included in budget. Pages 159 - 160.

023 - North Westside Road Fire Rescue: Board Resolution from Sept 20th #227: The 2011 - 2015 Financial Plan be reviewed to determine if this capital expenditure can be budgeted for in consideration of all the capital expenditures that will be required for this service. Currently included in 5 year plan. Pages 64 - 65.

030 - Regional Rescue Service: Large increases over the years, and need to increase reserve transfers to pay for capital outlays in the next 10 years. Currently included in budget. Pages 76 - 77.

047 - Mosquito Control: If funding is not received, what level does the Board wish to tax requisition to? Pages 3 - 4.

Regional Hospital Budget:
The 2011 increase to an average homeowner is $7.28 on a $446,000 home, or a tax rate of $.324 as previously directed by the Board. The 2 largest projects approved by CORHD (40% share) are $91.347 million for the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre (IHSC), and $99.357 million for the Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC).

Regional District of Central Okanagan
Electoral Area C.O. West
Tax Requisition Comparison 2011 to 2010
General Services
Regional District of Central Okanagan Tax Requisition Comparison 2011 to 2010
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Regional District of Central Okanagan
Residential Tax Rates
2011 Requisition by Function
Regional District of Central Okanagan Residential Tax Rates 2011 Requisition by Function
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Okanagan directors say water act process is all wet
Vernon Morning Star - February 08, 2011

The province’s process for bringing in new legislation to replace the century-old water act is flawed, according to the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

Instead of calling for feedback once a draft of the legislation is available to comment on, the province’s plan is to go directly from public feedback to drafting legislation, then to taking it to the legislature for approval.

Currently, the process is at the Water Sustainability Act policy proposal stage, having already gone through a public input process that resulted in draft options which aren’t specific. The next four steps to introduction of legislation are all at the government level, with no public feedback stage.

OBWB director Graeme James believed there would be time for its input on the draft legislation, and director James Baker agreed, saying they need details on which to comment, rather than just vague policy directions.

Director Toby Pike recalled that the parliamentary secretary for water stewardship, John Slater, committed to make time for feedback after the legislation was drafted.

For instance, at this point, there’s no definition of what’s meant by such terms as “conservation flows,” noted Pike.

Director Bernie Bauer suggested the board send a letter expressing strong support for the policy proposal, but expressing concern about the details of the actual legislation.

The letter will request that a period for public feedback on the draft legislation be allowed before it goes to the legislature for approval.

The province is calling for public feedback now on its blog on proposals for the new act at

http://blog.gov.bc.ca/livingwatersmart/.

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Sobering centre still on CORD's wishlist
Kelowna Capital News - By Mike Simmons - January 14, 2011

A sobering centre may yet come to the Okanagan if the trend in other B.C. communities gains momentum.

As CORD social development coordinator Christene Walsh works through an expansion of her former role as drug policy coordinator, she pointed out work still remains to be done in the area of drug policy. Walsh addressed the regional district board on Jan. 13.

Out of 28 initiatives, the only area where she felt the regional district had failed was the bid for a sobering centre.

Walsh remains optimistic, pointing to the facilities being talked about in other communities. She noted the Fraser Valley Health Authority was directed by the B.C. Ministry of Health to proceed on such a centre. “If the city of Surrey can be given direction to make theirs happen, maybe there’s hope for us.”

Already existing in Victoria, the sobering and assessment centre is a 20-bed facility that offers shelter and assessment of inebriated clients for less than 24 hours. “Let’s see what happens, because we’ve been advocating for years and we’ve been alone.”

She added that the community often wants to blame government and service providers for conditions with individuals.

Walsh said she still believes in prevention, but pointed out the regional district needs to look at programs that support individual accountability. “Yes, we need our safety net, but the baseline person in charge here is the individual.”

Director Sharon Shepherd noted that she had visited one of the centres in Portland, Oregon and hoped that as the Okanagan looks forward to putting one in our area, that it would be a little bit different than the one she saw. She added that the infrastructure funding is relatively easy to obtain, but ongoing operating funding is not as easy to come by.

Shepherd said the Kelowna RCMP had identified the construction of a sobering centre as one of their first priorities.

“When they go to make a decision on an individual, it’s either the hospital or the cells, and neither are appropriate.”

Director Bryden Winsby, filling in for Duane Ophus, noted the issue seems to be asking local government to pick up the slack for things that should have been done by federal and provincial governments.

He said there does not seem to be a lot of interest from the Interior Health Authority in pursuing this type of project.

Walsh noted the Vancouver Island Health Authority will pay for sobering centres requested by both Port Alberni and Tofino.

Director Doug Findlater pointed out that a sobering centre is supported by RCMP on the Westside as well. He was concerned about some of the cost issues, especially the transit time involved to move people to such a centre.

Findlater said West Kelowna RCMP felt only a certain type of person picked up would be taken to a sobering centre. He noted some of the drunks, particularly partying kids, belonged in cells rather than a sobering facility.

He pointed out he would be fine with lobbying for the centre if it would help the police to do a better job with their work.

msimmons "at" kelownacapnews.com

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.pdf icon December 13, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting

Roof Repair Project Management Contract

The Regional Board has awarded a $66,000 project management contract for roof repairs and HVAC system design and installation for the Regional District KLO Road administration building and the Weddell Road Dog Pound. mhpm Project Managers Incorporated received the highest overall score from two qualified submissions that were considered. Depending on the extent of mould remediation on the administration building, the cost of construction could range from $1.2 to $1.5 million. Staff proposes installation of energy efficient HVAC equipment that would be eligible for funds through the Regionally Significant Project grant program.

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Agenda No: 12.1
Mtg: Date: December 13/10

Regional Board Report
TO: Regional Board
DATE: December 6, 2010
FROM: Harold Reay Chief Administrative Officer
RE: Award of Contract - Project Management (RDCO Roof, Mould Remediation &
HVAC Systems -1450 KLO Road and Dog Pound)

Recommendation:
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of contract to mhpm Project Managers Inc. for the project management of the roof repair at the Regional District's Administrative Building and Dog Pound for the amount of $66,000 excluding HST.

Background
The Regional District circulated a Request for Proposals for a project manager to manage the entire process of 1) design and replacement of a new roof, including mould remediation and design and replacement of the buildings HVAC system at its Administration office in Kelowna and 2) roof repair and/or replacement, and design and installation of an HVAC system at its Dog Pound in Kelowna.

Three proposals were received, one being disqualified from consideration as items were found to be missing in the final fee proposal. The proposals considered were:

   
Fee Proposed pts Awarded Methodology & Approach 15%
mhpm Project Managers $66,000 (95.5) Qualifications & Experience 40%
Stantec $62,500 (88.5) Proposal Quality 15%
                       Fees 40%   60%
     

The proposals were evaluated and ranked on the following: Methodology & Approach;

Qualifications & Experience; Proposal Quality and Total Fees. Although not the lowest bidder but the highest number of hours included in their proposal, mhpm Project Managers Inc. received the highest overall score.

Schedule
This assignment will be started immediately and is to be completed in 2011.

Budget
The total cost of the work to be completed at the Administrative Offices is unknown at this time, mainly due to the unknown extent of mould remediation required and the decision on what type of HVAC system to incorporate in the design. It is estimated the costs will be approximately $1.2 - $1.5 million, depending on the extent of the work involved in mould remediation. This will not be known until the existing roof has been removed, but initial tests indicate that the mould is
extensive.  Staff are proposing that we install energy efficient HVAC equipment and fund this with Regionally Significant Project monies. See attached budget proposal.

The cost of the work at the Dog Pound is estimated to be $90,000.00 and this has been included in the 5-year financial plan.
Tender documents will be brought forward to the Board for approval.
This is for your consideration.

Regional District of Central Okanagan December 8, 2010
Proposed budget for Roof Replacement, HVAC Replacement and Mould Removal

Notes
Cost estimates were provided by consultants for each component. (Roof, HVAC, and Mould Removal)
Mould repair is based upon mould removal required throughout the roof. (Maximum)
Financing 5 years at 5% = $73,450

 
Estimated costs    
Roof replacement 312,000  
HVAC Replacement 422,000  
Mould Removal 300,000  
Project Mgmt 66,000  
Engineering/Design 165,000  
     
    1,265,000
     
Revenues    
Reserves 525,000  
RSP (Gas tax) Funding 422,000  
Financing 318,000  
    1,265,000

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12. NEW BUSINESS

12.1 Award of Contract - Project Management (RDCO Roof, Mould Remediation & HVAC Systems - 1450 KLO Road and Dog Pound) (Weighted Vote - All Directors)

Staff report dated December 6, 2010 outlined the Request for Proposal for the project management for repair of the Regional District's Administrative building and dog pound. Two proposals were considered, although not the lowest bidder but the highest overall score and highest number of hours within the proposal staff recommend mhpm Project Managers Inc. Work will begin in early 2011 with completion later in the year.

The question was raised by approving the contract would the regionally significant fund grant application for the HVAC upgrade be at risk as funds expended prior to approval of the grant are not eligible? Staff confirmed there is no risk to the application, as the contract is for project management not a tender for the construction.

SHEPHERD/FIELDING
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of contract to mhmp Project Managers Inc. for the project management of the roof repair, as outlined in the Request for Proposal, at the Regional District's Administrative Building and Dog Pound for the amount of $66,000 (excluding HST).

CARRIED

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.pdf icon November 4, 2010 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting

Financial Plan Amendment Approved

The Regional Board has adopted an amendment to the 2010 – 2014 Financial Plan. The change reflects the additional expenditure of $75,000 from Gas Tax Funding in order to complete the universal water meter installation project for customers of the Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water utilities. The change does not impact rates paid by customers as the meter project is being funded completely from the Gas Tax revenue.

.pdf icon November 4, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 RDCO 2010 - 2014 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw No. 1279, 2010.pdf

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Agenda NO: 5.1
Mtg Date: Nov 4, 2010

REGIONAL BOARD REPORT

TO: Board Directors
FROM: Marilyn Rilkoff, Director of Finance and Administration
Chris Radford, Director of Environmental Services
DATE: October 25,2010
SUBJECT: 2010 - 2014 Financial Plan Amendment

Recommendation:
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan 2010 - 2014 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw No. 1279, 2010 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 4th day of November 2010.

Background:
Summary:
The Financial Plan is being amended to reflect timing, funding and cost changes in the Capital Fund Budgets for 2010 & 2011 for the Metering and Online Monitoring Projects for "301 Killiney Beach Water System" and "307 - Westshore Water System".
Metering and Online Monitoring Projects and Funding.

These projects are funded by Community Works Gas Tax Funds. The allocation of $375,000 from the Community Works Fund was previously approved in the Financial Plan, and as detailed in a report presented December 14, 2009.

An additional allocation of $75,000 in Gas Tax Funding (relating to increased costs for pit meters) was approved October 14th, for a total of $450,000 ($260,000 for the Killiney Beach Project and $190,000 for the Westshores Project).

#250/10 EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT the Regional Board authorizes transfer of Gas Tax-Community Works Fund in the amount of $75,000 to complete the universal metering project in Killiney Beach and West Shore Estates;

The capital budgets have been amended to reflect:
• the additional funding of $75,000 (Killiney $60,000 and Westshores $15,000).
• revised timing -- the projects are now scheduled to be completed in 2010 rather than spread over two years to take advantage of cost saving efficiencies.
• revised cost estimates:
• Westshores total now $190,000 vs. 230,000 - Entire project is now funded entirely by Community Works Funds rather than utilizing reserves as well.  Cost revisions include additional costs for pit meters and reductions for other project cost estimates.
• Killiney total now $260,000 vs. $200,000, to reflect revised costs estimates and additional costs for pit meter installations.

The relevant pages from the 2010 - 2014 Financial plan, with changes marked are included for your easy reference for comparison purposes. The proposed amended bylaw is also enclosed

.pdf icon November 4, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting Minutes

5. Finance & Administrative Services

5.1 Regional District of Central Okanagan 2010 - 2014 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw No. 1279, 2010 (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated October 25th outlined the increase in the capital fund budgets for 2010 & 2011 for the metering and online monitoring projections for the Killiney Beach Water System ($65,000) and Westshore Water System ($15,000).

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan 2010-2014 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw No. 1279, 2010 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 4th day of November 2010.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon November 4, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

4. Finance & Administrative Services

4.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report (Executive Summary) - Year-to-Date September 30, 2010

Staff report dated October 28th outlined the executive summary for the year-to-date(September 30, 2010) quarterly measures report. The report highlighted project updates for the various programs. It was noted that many of the 2010 initiatives were completed prior to the third quarter results.

Discussion:
- Mosquito control program: It was noted that UBC-O denied access, Why? Staff will have to follow-up on the reasons and get back to the committee.
- Dog control - when the decision from the Supreme Court was made that the bylaw was not valid in the City of Kelowna (only Section 17.5) the public was informed that this decision was valid only within the City of Kelowna limits. The bylaw is being enforced throughout the region. Application to have the trial in Kelowna has been made and at this time no trial date has been set.
- Staff job evaluation review - Staff highlighted what the review included: job descriptions review, job comparison, and salary review.
- Lakeshore Fire service - the agreement is with the City of Kelowna for consideration. It is expected City staff will be responding shortly.
- Ellison Fire Department - callouts 19% higher than last year. More medical responses-the response has not changed, just more requests.
- Joe Rich Fire Department - Staff has a draft mutual aid agreement which has been sent back to Big White for further review.
- Dog barking complaints for the City of Kelowna has been transferred to the RDCO. The City requested in 2010 that the service be handled by the RDCO. Barking dog complaints were previously handled under the City's noise bylaw. There has been an increase in complaints (taken over in July) estimated to be approximately 300 complaints per year. RDCO handles barking dog complaints for all other areas in the region.
- Victim Services - domestic violence support worker. Director Shepherd met with the Minister at UBCM and the Minister confirmed the Province will relook at the application.
- Westside Transit Services - cost sharing changes occurred after the budget was approved. Staff are trying to get further information from BC Transit. At this time do not have an estimate of what the actual costs will be. The costs will apply to
West Kelowna, WFN and Peachland. BC Transit is leading the discussions with West Kelowna on this issue. West Kelowna requested the costs be shared on service hours. RDCO had previously shared costs on assessments.
- Waste Reduction - inventory of illegal dump sites. How large of a problem is this? Staff will confirm with the committee.
- 911 - Staff reviewing the same lead of Nanaimo and Fraser Valley Regional District who are working with CRTC to see if there is any way 911 levees can be charged to cell phone numbers as well as all other phone lines. The RDCO currently has employees at 911 service who work side by side with RCMP members. We are looking at contracting this service entirely to the RCMP. The RCMP are reviewing their costs and what a contracted service would cost. If this change was to occur, and as our staff are union members, this would be negotiated through the collective agreement.

#GS72/10 SHEPHERD/JAMES
THAT the Quarterly Program Measures Report (Executive Summary) year-to-date September 30, 2010 be received.

CARRIED

 

4.2 2011-2015 Financial Plan 'Request Items' for Discussion

Staff report dated November 4, 2010 outlined the budget items for discussion and specific questions related to the 2011-2015 Financial Plan. Staff reviewed the general impacts for consideration including:
Salaries (collective agreement expires Dec. 31, 2010).
• Whether the RDCO wants to set a policy of purchasing 'green' vehicles which may be more expensive. Normally RDCO purchases the most economical vehicle which fits the need for the department.
The question was raised regarding participating in group purchasing e.g.:
City of Kelowna purchases vehicles in bulk and it may be beneficial to work with Kelowna thereby saving on any vehicle purchases. It was noted that RDCO purchases are quite minimal. The City of Kelowna also has a 'green' fleet vehicle policy which staff may wish to consider.
Service delivery processes in various areas are being reviewed.
Funding for the update of the Regional Growth Strategy is being pursued.
• Impacts for the various departments, staffing gaps and potential service reviews were highlighted.

#GS73/10 SHEPHERD/EDGSON
That the Governance and Services Committee recommends that the Regional Board direct staff to bring forward a policy on purchasing of 'green fleet' vehicles.

CARRIED

#GS74/10 SHEPHERD/FIELDING
That the Governance and Services Committee recommends that the Regional Board direct staff to review bulk vehicle purchasing arrangements.

CARRIED

 

General Discussion:

- It was noted that BC Assessment has advised that they have decreased the assessment values for the Timber Ridge Strata. This results in a decrease of approximately 2% in total assessment for the Central Okanagan West Electoral
Area. BC Assessment misinterpreted the land use contract and a reassessment was required. The question was raised whether there is any implication for other areas? No.
- The question was raised regarding the need for the Strategic Plan to be 'anchored' into the budgeting process. Staff noted that each year department initiatives set out and included in the Financial Plan all have to tie into the Strategic Plan and program plans also tie into the Strategic Plan. As well, all quarterly report measures tie into the Strategic Plan. Documents must be linked to the Strategic Plan to see where progress is. It was suggested that a matrix may assist to identify where there might be gaps. If pieces are not being resourced the Board needs to decide if they still are a priority.

- Regional rescue: noted the service is managed by the Kelowna Fire Department. Is the new boat purchase part of the 5-year plan? Yes, and funds are in reserves.

- Finance: Concern was expressed regarding the cost of upgrades to the equipment. Staff noted that the scanners used are a high caliber scanner including software which must be integrated with Vadim. The current equipment is old and is specialized printers.

- Roof Repair: It was noted that gas tax funding may be an option to consider for funding the repair and HVAC replacement. It is not known what the actual costs will be for the roof repair and possible 'green' alternatives until tenders are received in early 2011. The awarding of contract for the project manager will be brought forward for Board approval. Future tenants cannot be considered until the roof repair is completed.

#GS75/10 OPHUS/EDGSON
THAT the November 4, 2010 Financial Plan (2011-2015) request items for discussion staff report be received;

AND FURTHER THAT the budgetary items raised in the report be included in the 2011 Financial Plan.

CARRIED

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Three year old arena inadequate
Castanet.net - by Wayne Moore - Story: 57499 - Oct 13, 2010

Barely three years old and already West Kelowna's new arena is described as woefully inadequate.

Royal LePage Place, which opened to the public in August of 2007, will require nearly $900,000 to allow it to accommodate more than just minor and junior hockey, ringette and figure skating events.

In a report prepared for council, staff indicated eight improvements which would be required.

These include:

•Concession/Lobby Expansion - $350,000

•Meeting Room Space - $100,000

•Media Gondola Upgrades - $75,000

•Architectural Designs - $25,000

•Wireless Internet - $30,000

•Electrical Upgrades - $100,000

•Air Conditioning - $75,000

•Parking Lot Upgrade - $125,000

The largest expenditure came in the form of concession and concession lobby upgrades and expansion.

The report went on to say the concession was too small, had only one service window while the surrounding lobby was too small to handle a large line-up.

It was suggested the concession expand into the courtyard or out the back of the arena, while also considering a link to the Jim Lind Arena allowing one concession to handle both facilities.

The upgrades would be needed to allow the Royal LePage Place to become an efficient event centre which could potentially host five to eight major events throughout the year.

Events could include everything from from civic events, home shows and trade shows to swap meets, concerts, circuses and car shows.

At present, both RLP and the adjacent Jim Lind Arena are being utilized to 82% capacity.

Many on council were not willing to spend money to upgrade a facility for future events which may, or may not take place.

"We would spend a million dollars to host some event that may or may not happen. That's a ridiculous idea," says Councillor, Duane Ophus.

"Whether it's $880,000 in terms of upgrades or $500,000 or $2 million to change the thing to be able to host a number of other events is not reasonable or practical. Let's get it paid off and let's see how things go."

Ophus says what the community really needs is another ice sheet.

"I really hate to say this but we need an ice sheet that's an ice sheet. Then you can take Royal LePage Place back, make some upgrades and consider turning it into more of an events centre."

The report also suggested that some user groups may have to be displaced in order to bring an event in, something Councillor Gord Milsom was unable to accept.

"If we can get five or eight large events great, but I'm not in favour of bumping existing users. That's our young people who have hockey games and ringette games with teams from far away distances," says Milsom.

"I think we have to respect our current users. Do what we can to generate income but let's not forget about quality of life with these types of facilities."

Councillor Rosalind Neis on the other hand, believes that the arena should be used for the greater good of the community, and if it means bumping the odd group for a large event from time to time, she has no problem with that.

Administration Director, Marnie Manders, says current contracts with user groups include a 30 day clause which means users can be bumped for events booked more than 30 days in advance.

Council agreed to allow staff the opportunity to work with Tourism Westside and the Business Development Officer to try and attract up to eight large events per year with limited impact to user groups

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Kelowna/RDCO get planning grants
Castanet.net - by Contributed - Story: 57240 - Oct 1, 2010

The City of Kelowna and Central Okanagan Regional District each receive $10,000 from the province under the Infrastructure Planning Grant Program.

“Planning is the hallmark of cost-effective future implementation and communities have let me know that they need funding assistance in this regard,” says Westside-Kelowna MLA and Minister of Community & Rural Development Ben Stewart.

“As one of B.C.’s fastest growing cities, Kelowna needs to focus on planning for the future,” says Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick.

“The $10,000 the City will receive will go a long way to help them find ways to reduce their carbon foot print as their population continues to grow.”

“In light of the recent Union of BC Municipalities convention, these grants are very timely in providing communities with the capital they need to pursue their infrastructure interests and goals,” says Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson.

Local Infrastructure Planning Projects include:

•$10,000, Central Okanagan Regional District, Okanagan Lake Water Characterization Study

•Study to include a source assessment study of two water system intakes at Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates, on Okanagan Lake.

•$10,000, Kelowna, Kelowna District Energy Feasibility Study

•The City wants to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lower energy consumption and infrastructure operating costs. These goals may be facilitated by the development of a district energy system. This project will help achieve major carbon emission reductions and community benefit over the medium and long term.
The Infrastructure Planning Grant Program provides grants up to $10,000 to help local governments plan, design and manage infrastructure. These grants often lead to supporting applications for capital infrastructure projects.

In fact, many projects that have been funded through programs such as Towns for Tomorrow, BC Community Water Improvement Program, Building Canada Fund and the Canada-BC Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund originated from an infrastructure planning grant.

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July 8, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting

2009 Financial Statements

The Regional Board has received the 2009 Financial Statements and Reports. The Regional District of Central Okanagan had total revenues of $52.4 million and expenditures of $51.6 million during the fiscal year for the year ending December 31st.

After debt repayments, new debt and fund transfers the Regional District ended the 2009 fiscal year with an operating surplus of $781,793.

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July 8, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

3. FINANCE

3.1 Approval of the 2009 RDCO Financial Statements (Unweighted Vote All Directors)

Staff report dated July 8, 2010 outlined the change in format to the District's financial statements including:

- The Public Sector Accounting Board adopted revised standards which all local governments must comply with.

The standards require the recognition of all non-financial assets including tangible capital assets, prepaid expenses and inventories of supplies as assets.

Revenue from contributed assets, and amortization on tangible capital assets has been recorded in the statement of operations. 2008 comparative figures have been restated to comply with these requirements.

Staff provided a revised Page 35. Exhibit 7, Statement of Financial Position which had an error on the statements provided in the Board report. Staff responded to various questions raised including: reserves, funding asset depreciation, financial statements are consolidated numbers but not all service areas are funded that way (Regional Districts are different than
municipalities-funds must be in each individual service and cannot be pooled), savings in administrative overhead services, transfer to local government (West Kelowna), MFA debt financing, higher interest rates in 2008, drop in building inspection permit volume but increase costs related to permits issued, and transit deficit.

BAKER/EDGSON
THAT the Regional Board approve the Regional District of Central Okanagan Financial statements (consolidated) for the year ended December 31, 2009.

CARRIED

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June 28, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting Agenda

Item 4.2 Strategic Priorities Investment Fund.pdf

Agenda No: 9.2
Mtg Date: June 28, 2010

Regional Board Report

TO: Chair and Directors
FROM: H. Reay, CAO
DATE: June 23, 2010

SUBJECT: Strategic Community Investment Funds
In accordance with the terms of reference of the Strategic Community Investment (SCI) Funds, it is required that we report on the investment of these funds and our performance targets.

In 2009 we received $194,535 and in 2010 we will be receiving $51,344 for a total of $245,879.
To date these funds have been invested into the following projects:
• Ortho Photo updates of $37,399 to assist in planning and development.
• Completion of the Strategic Planning process at a cost $22,523, which will assist the Region in meeting Climate Change targets.
Both of the above projects were funded by SCI funds which reduced the need for local taxation.

The remaining funds of $185,957 will be invested in a Green House Gas Emission Reduction Strategy to assist us in developing a plan of action. This will enable us to identify where we should invest capital funding in the future to ensure that we are receiving the best return on investments as we reduce our GHG Emisions.

The above investments meet the criteria as outlined in the SCI Fund strategy.

This is submitted for the Board's information.

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Mosquito funds fall short, director
Vernon Morning Star - By Richard Rolke - June 05, 2010

The fight against West Nile virus will be fuelled by some provincial funds, but not enough according to one official.

The North Okanagan Regional District has now been told that it can apply for mosquito control grants from Victoria, but it’s anticipated that it will be based on the previous 2009 contribution of $25,000.

“I’m happy to have some funding for the electoral areas,” said Herman Halvorson, NORD chairman and rural Enderby director.

“But the Central Okanagan and Okanagan-Similkameen got more than $500,000 when we have a significant mosquito problem. We have mosquitoes that specifically carry the West Nile virus.”

Originally, NORD had been told that it would not receive any funding this year although it had got money for mosquito control over the last six years.

For this year, the Central Okanagan Regional District is getting $274,500 and $288,500 is going to the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District.

Halvorson isn’t sure why the North Okanagan is being treated differently compared to the other two jurisdictions.

“Without making any noise, we would have got nothing,” he said.

Halvorson believes at least $42,000 is required for treatment of mosquitoes in the Mabel Lake and Shuswap River areas this year.

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CORD granted funds to fight West Nile virus
Kelowna Capital News - By Alistair Waters - May 21, 2010

The province has cut the number of areas it funds to fight West Nile virus.

And while the Central and South Okanagan areas remain on the list, the north Okanagan has been dropped.

According to Central Okanagan Regional District spokesman Bruce Smith, CORD has received $274,500 to fight the virus, an amount that includes an additional $45,000 so CORD can monitor and treat areas on the Westbank First Nation land.

In addition to the Central Okanagan and Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Districts, the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver were kept on the funding list for this year.

The change was made because the province says it wants to concentrate on the areas deemed to be at highest risk from West Nile virus, a disease that is carried by mosquitoes and can be transferred to humans.

Last year, the provinces first two cases of the virus found in humans were detected in the South Okanagan.

Smith said locally there are 10,000 catch basins used to check and treat for West Nile virus in mosquitoes, most of which are located in Kelowna. Others are in Peachland, Lake Country, West Kelowna and the two electoral areas of the regional district.

Now there will be one set up on WFN land as well, he added.

In the Central Okanagan, the regional district operates the mosquito control program on behalf of its member municipalities ad the WFN.

Concerns have been raised by representatives in the North Okanagan about leaving that area off the funding list as mosquitoes know no boundaries when it comes to their movement. They argue a valley-wide approach is needed and one-third of the valley should not be left out.

While the Central Okanagan and Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Districts deal with West Nile virus measures differently—regional district staff and summer students are used here and a contractor is used down south—Smith said the two regional districts do share in an advertising campaign to raise awareness among private property owners in both areas.

The provincial funding pays for mosquito control only on public land.

Last year, Smith said, funding extending that to Crown land in the area was cut.

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.pdf icon May 17, 2010 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting

West Nile Risk Reduction Funding Approved

The Regional Board has received approval from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) for a grant to fund the 2010 West Nile Virus Risk Reduction program. The Regional District will receive $274,500 from the BC Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport to reduce mosquito larvae by treating approximately 300 known breeding sites on public lands and roadside catch basins within the Regional District and its member municipalities. A portion of the funding will be used in a public awareness advertising program in cooperation with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to assist private property owners to identify and reduce potential mosquito breeding locations.

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Population of the Regional District of Central Okanagan in 2009 184,411

184,411 population of the Regional District of Central Okanagan divided by $274,500 = $0.67 cents

May 17, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting Agenda

Item 3.2 UBCM - 2010 West Nile Virus Risk Reduction Initiative.pdf

Local Government Program Services

April 23, 2010
Chair Hobson and Board
Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC, VIW 324
RE: 2010 West Nile Virus Risk Reduction Initiative

Dear Chair and Board,

Thank you for submitting an application and additional information for the 2010 West Nile Virus (WNV) Risk Reduction Initiative. UBCM administers the WNV program on behalf of the provincial Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport.

We have reviewed your application and additional information and are pleased to advise that your proposed activities have been approved in the amount of $274,500.00.

A cheque for 75% of the approved grant, in the amount of $205,875.00 will follow shortly under separate cover. The remaining 25% will be available upon receipt of a satisfactory final report. Please see the Program Guide for information on reporting requirements. The final report is due no later than October 31, 2010.

The general Terms & Conditions of this grant are attached. Please note that any funds that have not been spent by the final reporting date must be returned to UBCM, where they will be retained for future programming.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Local Government Program Services at (250) 356-5134 or Igps "at" ubcm.ca.

Sincerely,
Danyta Welch
Policy & Program Officer

cc: Charlie Cameron, Manager of Public Works, Regional District of Central Okanagan
Dr. Rob Parker, Local Medical Health Officer, Interior Health

http://www.ubcm.ca/

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