November 29, 2004 Minutes


City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Special Council Meeting

Monday, November 29th, 2004





4:00 p. m.


Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall


Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Councillor Linda Barnes
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Evelina Halsey-Brandt
Councillor Sue Halsey-Brandt
Councillor Rob Howard
Councillor Kiichi Kumagai
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Harold Steves

City Clerk – J. Richard McKenna

Call to Order:

Mayor Brodie called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.









The Mayor advised that the meeting would now be recessed (4:06 p.m.), until the conclusion of the General Purposes Committee which would commence at 4:30 p.m.




The Special Council meeting reconvened at 9:28 p.m.





(Report:  Nov. 28/04; File No.:  10-6520-02-01/2004-Vol 01)  (REDMS No. 1363014)



It was moved and seconded




That Council withdraw the City’s formal request to TransLink (Council Resolution No. R04/21-5, November 22, 2004) to have the Richmond segment of the RAV Line (Bridgeport to Richmond Centre) deferred until more study can be completed, and advise the TransLink Board accordingly.




That the TransLink Board be advised that Richmond Council endorses the delivery of an elevated RAV Line to the City of Richmond:





On the No. 3 Road alignment as contemplated in the SNC Lavalin/Serco Base Case scenario and outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU); and





On the basis that the TransLink and RAVCO Boards endorse the pursuit and adaptation of the RAV Line to the Minoru Boulevard alignment, if this option is determined to be feasible by the RAVCO Board after consideration of the recommendations of a Joint Evaluation Committee appointed by RAVCO, with 2 representatives from Richmond, as outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).




That staff be authorized to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (attached to the report dated November 28th, 2004, from the Chief Administrative Officer) between RAVCO and the City of Richmond.




That SNC Lavalin/Serco be requested to acknowledge their understanding of the content and intent of the MOU between the City and RAVCO, and to confirm their commitment to participate in the feasibility analysis of the Minoru Boulevard option.




That Council approve the Access Agreement and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to amend the Agreement in the event that the alignment is modified to include Minoru Boulevard.











It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (9:29 p.m.).







Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Monday, November 29th, 2004



Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie

City Clerk (J. Richard McKenna)