Resolutions Results from 2012 Convention

For the full text of amendments, please refer to the 2012 Resolutions Disposition [PDF - 302 KB].

For the full text of the original resolutions, please refer to the 2012 Resolutions Book [PDF - 1.2 MB] and the Report on Resolutions Received After the Deadline [PDF - 988 KB].

Policy Papers

Policy Paper 1: Modernizing Building Code Safety Regulations
Endorsed

Policy Paper 2: Packaging & Printed Paper Stewardship in BC
Endorsed

Policy Paper 3: Collaborative Watershed Governance Accord
Endorsed

Extraordinary Resolution

ER1    Extraordinary Resolution to Change the Name of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities
Not Endorsed

Special Resolutions

SR1    Service Agreements with First Nations & the Regulatory Gap
Endorsed

SR2    Travel Expense for Participating in UBCM Committee Meetings
Not Endorsed

Section A

A1    Renewal of Infrastructure Funding Programs
Endorsed

A2    Local Government Involvement in Review of Municipal Taxation
Endorsed

A3    Reductions to Coast Guard Marine Radio/Traffic Control Centres
Endorsed as Amended

A4    Policing in Remote Rural Towns & Villages
Endorsed

A5    Decriminalization of Marijuana
Endorsed

A6    Medical Emergency Services Alarm Calls Cost Recovery
Endorsed

A7    Elimination of Emergency Preparedness Funding
Endorsed

A8    Oil Tanker Traffic
Endorsed

Section B - Part 1

In keeping with UBCM resolutions procedures, Section B – Part 1 resolutions were considered as a block by the 2012 Convention on Wednesday, September 26. The disposition of the resolutions in the Section B – Part 1 block was as follows:

B1    Rural Policing Policies
Endorsed

B2    Provincial Judicial Resources
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B3    Fraser Gravel Management
Endorsed

B4    Flood Mitigation Funding
Endorsed

B5    Ambulance Assists & Accident Callouts
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B6    Coastal Ferry Act Review
Endorsed

B7    Delivery of Property Tax Notices via Email
Endorsed
 
B8    Expert Panel Review of Business Taxation
Endorsed

B9    Capital Costs of Fire Suppression
Endorsed

B10    Generating Sustainable Funding for Rural Fire Departments
Endorsed

B11    Local Government Grants
Endorsed

B12    Support for Provincial Community Recreation Infrastructure Funding Programs
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B13    Infrastructure Funding Criteria
Endorsed

B14    Flood Protection Infrastructure
Endorsed

B15    Commercial Vehicle Licensing – Heavy Industrial Traffic
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B16    Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects
Endorsed

B17    Use of Reserve Funds for Park Development
Endorsed

B18    Property Transfer Tax
Endorsed

B19    Road Rehabilitation & Associated Funding Options
Endorsed

B20    Revenue Sharing
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B21    BC Conservation Service Capacity
Endorsed

B22    Funding for BC Conservation Service
Endorsed

B23    Removal of Derelict & Abandoned Vessels from Coastal Waters
Endorsed

B24    Increased Funding & Resources for Stream Protection
Endorsed

B25    Energy Efficiency Improvements for Homeowners
Endorsed

B26    Brownfields
Endorsed

B27    Milk Containers
Endorsed

B28    Extended Producer Responsibility
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B29    Illegal Dumping Enforcement
Endorsed
 
B30    Agricultural Plastics Recycling
Endorsed

B31    Use of Reclaimed Water
Endorsed

B32    Strategic Engagement Agreements
Endorsed

B33    Raw Log Exports
Endorsed

B34    Farm Mentorship Programs
Endorsed

B35    Buy BC
Endorsed

B36    Powerline Improvements
Endorsed

B37    School Based Youth Mental Health Services
Endorsed

B38    Medical Transportation in Rural BC
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B39    Palliative Care in BC
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B40    Community-based Care for Seniors
Endorsed

B41    Funding for Enhanced Seniors' Outreach & Preventative Health Programs
Endorsed

B42    MSP Premiums for Seniors
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B43    Housing for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Endorsed

B44    Transitional Housing in Rural & Remote Communities
Endorsed

B45    Cellular Service
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B46    Mechanical Insulation
Endorsed

B47    Renewal of Provincial Heritage Programs
Endorsed

B48    Regulation of Public Water Services
Endorsed

B49    Community Access Program Funding
Endorsed

B50    BC Childcare Plan
Endorsed

B51    Privatization of Water Systems
Endorsed

B52    BC Building Code
Endorsed

Section B - Part 2-a

In keeping with the procedures for handling resolutions, Section B – Part 2-a resolutions were considered as a block by the 2012 Convention on Thursday, September 27, with the exception of resolutions B55 and B93, which were removed from the block for individual consideration. Resolutions B55 and B93 were debated immediately following consideration of the amended Section B – Part 2-a block. The disposition of the resolutions in Section B – Part 2-a was as follows:

B53    Requirements to Exempt Necessary Water Works Projects from Elector Approval
Endorsed

B54    Services Outside Municipality
Endorsed

B55    Resort Municipalities
Endorsed as Amended

B56    Equity in Funding for Municipal Police Services
Endorsed

B57    Responding Safely to Hoarding
Endorsed

B58    National Sex Offenders Registry
Endorsed

B59    Authority to Remove Gang Members from Licensed Establishments
Endorsed

B60    911 Pocket Calls
Endorsed

B61    Streamflow Data from Independent Power Projects
Endorsed

B62    Flood Mitigation Approval
Endorsed

B63    Provincial Funding for Cycling Infrastructure
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B64    Upgrades to Community Airstrips
Endorsed

B65    Long Term Translink Funding Model
Endorsed

B66    Taxable Occupiers of Hospitals
Endorsed

B67    Cell Service Payment in Lieu of Taxes
Endorsed

B68    BC Hydro Grant in Lieu of Taxes
Endorsed

B69    Local Government Funding
Endorsed

B70    Federal Infrastructure Funding
Endorsed

B71    Reinstatement of Dedicated Line Item for Library Funding in BC
Endorsed

B72    Wildlife Conflict
Endorsed

B73    Qualified Environmental Professionals
Endorsed

B74    Exterior Full Cut-off Lighting
Endorsed

B75    Tsunami Debris to Hit West Coast in 2014
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B76    Blue Carbon Credits
Endorsed

B77    Protection of Potable Water
Endorsed

B78    Regulation of Abandoned Boats & Derelict Structures Along Public Waterways
Endorsed

B79    Enabling Fish Access to Historical Spawning Grounds at BC Hydro Dams
Endorsed

B80    Changes to Fisheries Act
Endorsed

B81    Disposal of Gypsum Containing Asbestos
Endorsed

B82    Agricultural Land Commission Fill Application
Endorsed

B83    Agricultural Land Commission Policy No. 11
Endorsed

B84    Fencing Adjacent to Highways
Endorsed

B85    Five Year Strategy for BC Natural Gas
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

B86    Three Phase Power
Endorsed

B87    Canada European Union Trade Agreement
Endorsed

B88    Public Procurement Under the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement
Endorsed

B89    Declared Nuisances
Endorsed

B90    Stormwater Management in Electoral Areas
Endorsed

B91    Doctor Shortage in BC
Endorsed

B92    Smoke Free Outdoor Public Places
Endorsed

B93    Declining Health Services
Endorsed as Amended

B94    Cold Weather Funding
Endorsed

B95    On-site Provincial Service Delivery Rural Communities
Endorsed

B96    Funding for Northern Colleges
Endorsed

B97    Transient Worker Data Collection
Endorsed

B98    Amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act Dispute Resolution Process
Endorsed

B99    Public Lakeshore Access
Endorsed

B100    Accessible Ballot Program
Endorsed

B101    Closure of Citizenship & Immigration Canada Offices
Endorsed with Amendment as Proposed

Section B - Part 2-b

B102    Community Water Servicing
Endorsed

B103    Assessing Communities for Physician Recruitment
Endorsed

B104    Office of the Seniors Advocate
Endorsed
 
B105    Reinstatement of Farm Funding for Deer Fencing
Endorsed

B106    Fencing of Agricultural Interface
Endorsed

B107    Export of Landfillable Solid Waste
Not Endorsed

B108    Innovate BC's Natural Gas Transportation Network
Endorsed

B109    Integrated Landscape Planning Guidelines
Endorsed

B110    Family Violence Prevention Legislation
Endorsed

B111    Licenses Issued Under Marijuana Medical Access Regulations
Endorsed

B112    Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative Funding
Endorsed

B113    Full Funding for Fuel Abatement
Endorsed

B114    Funding Forest Fuel Mitigation
Endorsed

B115    Provincial Development of Rural Transportation Strategy
Endorsed

B116    UBCM Railway Committee
Endorsed

B117    Levy for “One Time Use” Plastic Bags
Not Endorsed

B118    Water Stewardship
Endorsed

B119    Commercialization of Water
Endorsed

B120    Contaminated Soil Relocation
Endorsed

B121    2012 Carbon Neutral Goals
Endorsed
 
B122    Shipping of Dangerous Goods Liabilities
Endorsed as Amended

B123    Regulating the Sale of Unsterilized Rabbits
Endorsed

B124    Wildlife Trapping
Endorsed

B125    BC Stewardship Regulations Relating to Packaging & Printed Paper
Endorsed

B126    Genetically Engineered Free Zones
Endorsed

B127    Noxious Weeds & Range Lands
Not Endorsed

B128    Tax Collection Legislation
Endorsed

B129    School Property Tax Rebate for Class 6 Businesses
Not Endorsed

B130    Vacant & Derelict Building Tax Rate
Endorsed

B131    Tax on Biofuel
Not Endorsed

B132    Small Community Grant
Endorsed

B133    Municipal Price Index
Not Endorsed

B134    Remuneration of Municipal Councils
Not Endorsed

B135    Re-distribution of Gaming Revenue
Not Endorsed

B136    Liability for Contaminated Sites
Endorsed

B137    Federal Gas Tax Funding Eligibility
Not Endorsed

B138    Business Class Exemption
Not Endorsed

B139    Rural Tourism Assessments
Endorsed

B140    Making Boards of Variance Optional
Not Endorsed

B141    Siting of Telecommunications Towers & Antennae
Endorsed as Amended

B142    Time Allotted for Resolution Debate at UBCM
Endorsed

B143    Market Rental Housing Stock
Endorsed as Amended

B144    Motor Vehicle Insurance for Elected Officials
Not Endorsed

B145    Building Regulations – Non-potable Water
Endorsed

Section B - Part 3-a

In keeping with UBCM resolutions procedures, Section B – Part 3-a resolutions were considered as a block by the 2012 Convention on Friday, September 28. The disposition of the resolutions in the Section B – Part 3-a block was as follows:

B146    Release of Dangerous Offenders
Endorsed

B147    Provincial Remediation Process for Inappropriately Used Buildings
Endorsed

B148    Workplace Safety Awareness
Endorsed

B149    Wireless High Speed Internet
Endorsed

Section B - Part 3-b

B150    Tax Benefits for Volunteers
Not Endorsed

B151    Skilled Professionals
Endorsed

B152    Move Up the HST to GST/PST Transition Deadline
Not Endorsed

B153    Worksafe BC – Hazardous Materials Regulations
Not Endorsed

B154    Shark Fin Harvesting
Endorsed

B155    Duty-free & Tax-free Limits
Not Endorsed

B156    Signage & Safe Pull-outs for Highway Areas with Cell Phone Coverage
Endorsed as Amended

B157    Liquor Services for Events in Unlicensed Venues
Endorsed

B158    Restore Funding to Katimavik
Endorsed

Section C - Part 3

A motion, duly moved and seconded, to vary the agenda by admitting resolution C37 for debate, was endorsed. Resolution C37 was debated immediately following consideration of the resolutions in Section B – Part 3-b.

C37    Highway of Tears Safety
Endorsed

Resolutions Received After the Deadline

Four late resolutions were deemed to be emergency in nature and were admitted for debate. One late resolution was withdrawn. None of the other late resolutions were admitted for debate. In keeping with UBCM procedures, the late resolutions will be forwarded to the appropriate Area Associations for consideration in the 2013 resolutions cycle, pending sponsor approval.

LR1    Call Answer Levy for Wireless Service Providers
Endorsed

LR2    Invasive Species – Quagga & Zebra Mussels
Endorsed

LR3    Small Water Systems Treatment
Endorsed

LR4    Discontinuation of Live Television Coverage of Council Meetings
Withdrawn

LR5    Personal Information of Elected Officials
Not Admitted for Debate

LR6    Requirement for By-elections
Endorsed

LR7    Regulations for Motorized Scooters
Not Admitted for Debate

LR8    Standards & Regulations for Small Fire Departments
Not Admitted for Debate

LR9    Use of Parkland Reserve Funds
Not Admitted for Debate

LR10    Financial Assistance for MESA Calls
Not Admitted for Debate

LR11    Fish Habitat Protection
Not Admitted for Debate

LR12    Scotch Broom
Not Admitted for Debate

LR13    Smoking Laws
Not Admitted for Debate

LR14    Access to Medical Services
Not Admitted for Debate

LR15    Use of Electronic Mail
Not Admitted for Debate

LR16    Tethering of Dogs
Not Admitted for Debate

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