Courtenay Council Meeting Highlights for April 12

April 14, 2023

This update covers highlights from the April 12, 2023 Council meeting. If there’s something from the meeting that you’d like more detail on, the full agenda, video, and minutes (when available) of each meeting are posted on the City of Courtenay website at 

Council respectfully acknowledged that the lands on which this meeting was conducted are the Unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.

Councillor McCollum spoke about the upcoming National Volunteer Week from April 16 – 22 and acknowledged volunteers for playing a critical role in the development and maintenance of a healthy community.


  • Comox Valley Cycling Coalition
    Mike Keohane, President of the Cycling Coalition, provided an update on 2023 projects and provided input on Courtenay’s cycling infrastructure and the City’s Cycling Network Plan. The cycling coalition focuses on safe cycling, education, advocacy and special events.
  • North Island Students' Union - Menstrual Equity 
    Carissa Wilson and Rebecca Lennox, NIC Student Union representatives, presented to Council on menstrual equity and the impact the lack of menstrual products has on community members. They are requesting that free menstrual products be available in public spaces including City operated facilities.

Staff Reports

Internal Reports

Council Reports

Members of Council are given the opportunity to describe various meetings and events they have attended.

Council Resolutions

  • Downtown Community Safety Office – Mayor Wells
    Council directed staff to work with the RCMP and the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association to explore the option of a Downtown Community Safety Office, for the use of community partners including the RCMP and City of Courtenay Bylaw division, and report back to Council.

Unfinished Business

  • Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue
    Council directed staff to prepare a report on options to address the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue's requests to be recognized as first responders, and for land to build a permanent search and rescue facility.

Notice of Motion


For First, Second and Third Readings

  • 2023 – 2027 Consolidated Financial Plan Bylaw 3096, 2023
    Council considered the 2022 – 2026 General Operating and Capital Fund Financial Plan. Adam Langenmaier, director of financial services, presented the overall financial plan information and each director presented information for their department.

    The plan includes a 9.7 per cent property tax increase for 2023. An average home will pay $3,196 in taxes and utility fees to the City of Courtenay which is equivalent to $252 (8.6 per cent) over the prior year.

    View financial plan reports, presentation and information on our Financial Plan webpage.

For Adoption

The meeting adjourned at 10:03 p.m., the next meeting is Wednesday, April 26, 2023 and will be available on the City of Courtenay’s YouTube Channel: