Actions on Resolutions Directed to UBCM

At the 2017 Annual Convention, local governments endorsed several resolutions that were directed toward UBCM. UBCM’s standing committees have acted upon those resolutions as follows:

2017-B3 Support for BC Fire Departments
Assigned to: Community Safety Committee
Decided to: request a meeting with the Office of the Fire Commissioner to discuss options to support BC fire departments.

2017-B19 Future Tripartite Infrastructure Funding Programs
Assigned to: Presidents Committee
Decided to: take the issue of population thresholds under advisement when developing future infrastructure funding programs with the provincial and federal governments.

2017-B54 UBCM Convention Resolution Section
Assigned to: Convention Committee
Decided to: allocate similar time allotment to resolutions debate during the 2018 Annual Convention as in 2016 and 2017.

2017-B66 Panel on Management & Preservation of Old Growth Forests
Assigned to: Community Economic Development Committee
Decided to: write to the Forests Minister advising that the intent of the B66 was to have the Province establish a multi-party/sector advisory committee focused on the management and preservation of old growth forests, not UBCM. 

2017-B68 Dock & Buoy Regulations
Assigned to: Presidents Committee
Decided to: follow up with provincial staff responsible for dock regulations and request that they reach out to the resolution sponsor and the broader UBCM membership to clarify jurisdictional authority over dock and buoy regulations.

2017-B84 Interface Wildfire Risk
Assigned to: Community Safety Committee
Decided to: discuss with the Province the feasibility of developing a summary of approaches to address interface wildfire risks. This resolution was also provided to Emergency Management BC to include as feedback towards the BC Flood and Wildfire Review.

2017-ER1 Extraordinary Resolution to Amend the UBCM Bylaws Regarding Removal of a Resolution From a Block
Assigned to: Resolutions Committee
Decided to: confirm amendment of section 23(d) of the UBCM Bylaws to require only a simple majority in order to remove a resolution from a block for individual consideration; and consequentially, update related documents including the Conference Rules and Procedures for Handling Resolutions, and other related member communications.

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