AVTTS March 15 2023 – Regular Meeting 6PM Char’s (no Zoom)

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Regular Meeting

Please send any comments on the Agenda or reports by email through the AVTT List/GoolgeGroup or at patransitions@googlegroups.com or during the meeting.

We will no longer be providing a Zoom for our Regular meetings. Please do come and join us in person!

Time: (The Third Wednesday) March 15, 2023 – 6:00pm Pacific Time – Duration <=1hr

March 15, 2023 – Regular Meeting

  1. Territorial Acnknowledgent – 6PM
  2. Introductions
  3. Unfinished Business
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Sub Group/Committee Reports
    • Education and Networking – Dan
    • Alternate OCP – Leo
    • Cycle Alberni – John
    • Ocean Friendly – Jim/Gail
    • Dry Creek Estuary – Chris
  6. Financials
  7. Affiliated Group Reports
    • Alberni Climate Action
    • Food Security Society
    • Waterwatch Coalition
  8. Other Fun Stuff


Aggregate: $6,975.12

AVTTS: $1,227.86

Cycle Alberni: $3,761.13

Alberni Climate Action: $1,986.13

ACA Report

ACA sent in a request for a Transportation Study toward a Transportation Master Plan, to be included in this years’ budget.  ACA emailed  Rob Dickinson, Director of City Engineering. Rob’s request for finances to do such a study was not included in the ask to Council due to budget constraints. Rob is currently gathering data so that the city is ready to go when finances become available.Councillor Dame made a motion on Jan. 9, 2023, for staff to report on the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) toward engaging with MNAI on creating a Natural Assets Roadmap for the City of Port Alberni.  Correspondence with Roy Brooke of MNAI indicated 4 spaces remaining in this cohort. ACA requested a fast track on the report to council process. ACA is waiting to hear back from Councillor Dame on the report and its results.Feb. 15 Old Growth Rally:  One member from ACA was able to attend.  The rally was peaceful and well attended, despite weather conditions.  Banners and works of art included species endangered due to old growth destruction. First Nations representatives led with traditional song and dance.  Judith Sayers spoke.For interested folks:  There is a multimedia Climate Change art exhibit upcoming at The Grove, entitled “How Does Climate Change Make You Feel?”  John Mayba initiated this and more submissions are needed.  The deadline for submissions is March 18. For more info:  Google “The Grove.”Next Meeting:  ACA is planning a group meeting to discuss future steps.  Anyone interested is asked to please email Gail:  gailpmorton@gmail.com