Board Meeting Notes April 2017

Annual General Meeting well attended
Approximately 40 people attend the annual general meeting April 27th, 2017 at the
Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Reports from the auditors, the solicitor, the
Chair and CEO as well as presentations from the rail operator, Southern Rail and
the business plan consultant filled the agenda. A full report can be found on the
website. Directors elected to a two year term were Ken McRae – ACRD, Alec McPherson
– RDN, Albie Charlie – Cowichan Tribes, Jim Tatoosh – Hupacasath First Nation and
Mary Ashley – Director at large.
Board Appointments
Dr. Judith Sayers will remain chair of the ICF Board of Directors for the next year
and Mayor Phil Kent will take on the role of vice-chair. John Berikoff will serve
another year as Financial Officer and Nicole Norris will continue in the role of
Firsts Nation Liaison. Graham Bruce, CEO was named secretary. These are one year
Commuter Train Working Group
Don McGregor, SVI Island Project Manager and Singh Biln, SVI Community Relations
will represent the ICF and SVI as members of the Ministry of Transportation working
group to draft terms of reference for a feasibility study for commuter service
between Victoria and Langford. The Ministry has stated the feasibility report is
to be completed by July.
ICF Business Plan
The ICF Business Plan revision has received significant public submissions. Because
of the interest the Board has extended the public comment process until May 19 2017.
This is the first step of the review process. Public input will be reviewed by the
directors and then the Board will update the plans goals and objectives where necessary.
It is anticipated further public comment will then be sought. Click here to read
more about the business plan , click here to give us your feedback
Courtenay Station Looking For New Partner(s)
Courtenay Rotary is bowing out of the station restoration project after saving the
building with a new roof and upper siding. The restoration of the heritage station
has become a bigger project than what Rotary is able to take on at this time. The
search for community partners and possible tenants will continue.
Courtenay Train Station
Entrance Improvements to the Duncan Station
The Cowichan Historical Society received confirmation of funding for entrance improvements
to the Duncan Station. The $81,000 grant will also assist in the development of
the First Nation Gallery and the Asian Gallery. The station has been the home of
the Cowichan Valley Museum for many years.
photo_duncan station

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