There were 6 commissioners present this meeting; Commissioner Cameron was away.
The following is some colour on the thoughts I had regarding select board business of the day:
1. The board formalized a motion to meet up with the FVRD as a result of proceedings from the Future Plan Advisory (Select) Committee. The Park Use Plan Policy has not been updated (beyond three amendments) since 1997 and we will see what can be done to kick-start the modernization of this document and the specified area bylaw.
2. I pointed out an item that was declassified regarding the Lease Advisory & Review (Select) Committee, that the committee will be exploring residential leases as it pertains to the unsold 14 lots. This came out of in-camera due to some other information surrounding the motion to refer to committee.
3. We amended our special event policy to insert language and procedures concerning FOODSAFE and Special Occasion Licenses (which is required if you are to be serving liquor at an event).
4. A donation request from a society that appears to be completely Vancouver-centric was referred back to staff despite a recommendation to donate a couple nights of camping at Sunnyside. I completely agree with this rationale.
5. After the regular meeting, the board had a committee of the whole meeting with the primary purpose of hashing out the finer details of the Sunnyside Campground bylaw amendment. I am not sure why the public vacated the meeting room at this point as it was an open meeting. One guess could be that when the board has an in-camera meeting and they have not finished with the proceedings, we typically reconvene in-camera after the regular public meeting to conclude the in-camera business. We had no further in-camera meeting business that evening.
In terms of what happened during the committee of the whole meeting, to the external viewer, the quotation frequently mis-attributed to Otto von Bismarck of “Laws and sausages are two things you do not want to see being made” seemed to summarize the evening’s proceedings. The committee of the whole did deliberate on a myriad of suggestions and options, with the most notable recommendation coming out of committee is a modification of the requirements of floating buoys at the lake.