UBCM Resolutions Disposition - Friday

2014 UBCM Resolutions Disposition

The following is a summary of the resolutions and positions adopted during the September 26 policy session at the 2014 Convention. The full and exact wording of any amendments will appear in the Convention Minutes.

Report on Resolutions Received After the Deadline
A motion, duly moved and seconded, to amend the Report on Resolutions Received After the Deadline to admit resolution LR9 for debate, was endorsed. The following resolutions were then debated individually.

LR1    National Energy Board Public Hearing Process
Endorsed

LR2    Environmental Assessment of Trans Mountain Expansion Project
Endorsed

LR3    Requiring Consequence & Response Capacity Assessment for Sunken or Submerged Diluted Bitumen
Endorsed

LR4    Discontinuation of Community Library Training Program
Endorsed

LR9    Local Authority for Animals in Critical Distress
Endorsed

Section B2-b
The resolutions from Section B – Part 2-b were debated individually.

B102    Parking Enforcement in Rural Areas
Endorsed

B103    Equitable Penalty & Sentencing Powers for Regional Districts
Endorsed

B104    Absence of Director Due to Illness
Endorsed

B105    Business Class Exemption
Not Endorsed

B106    Port Improvements Tax Exemption
Endorsed

B107    Liquid Natural Gas Development
Endorsed

B108    BC Hydro & Independent Power Producers
Endorsed

B109    Property Reclassification of Medical Marijuana Production Facilities
Endorsed

B110    Classification Split on Accommodation Hotels
Endorsed

B111    BC Assessment Authority
Endorsed

B112    Farm Assessment
Endorsed

B113    Marijuana Production on Agricultural Lands
Endorsed

B114    Owner-occupancy Requirement for Secondary Suites
Not Endorsed

B115    Secondary Dwellings
Endorsed

B116    Mines Act Alignment with Official Community Plans
Endorsed

B117    Ownership of Abandoned Rail Corridors
Endorsed as Amended

Therefore be it resolved that the provincial government facilitate public acquisition and ownership of abandoned transportation corridors;

And be it further resolved that the Province work with UBCM to develop a funding mechanism – for example, a province-wide parcel tax similar to the Municipal Finance Authority tax – to assist governments or community groups to purchase and maintain abandoned transportation corridors for public recreational use.

B118    Funding Assistance for Project Proposal Evaluation
Endorsed

B119    Municipalities With No Residents
Endorsed

B120    Lease Agreements with Provincial Government
Endorsed

Section B3-a
The recommendations of the Resolutions Committee for the resolutions in Section B – Part 3-a were endorsed as a block. This means that the following resolutions were endorsed:

B121    CSA Certified Standard for Recreational & Sport Helmets

B122    National Park in the South Okanagan-Similkameen

B123    Provincial Social Policy Framework

Section B3-b
The resolutions from Section B – Part 3-b were debated individually.

B124    Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
Endorsed

B125    Whistle Cessation
Not Endorsed

B126    DOT-111 & DOT-111A Rail Tanker Cars
Endorsed

B127    Westray Criminal Code Amendments
Endorsed

B128    Priority Phone Service Restoration
Endorsed

B129    Disaster Relief Fund
Not Endorsed

B130    Utilization of the Community Paramedicine Model for Ambulatory Service
Endorsed

B131    Smoking & E-cigarettes
Endorsed

B132    Shortage of Physicians & Specialists in BC
Endorsed

B133    Strengthening Telecommunications Infrastructure
Referred to UBCM Executive

B134    Protecting Children Through Effective Family Dispute Resolution – Parenting Plan
Not Endorsed

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