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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Regular Council

 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Time:

7:00 p.m.

 

Place:

Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall

 

Present:

Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Linda Barnes
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Evelina Halsey-Brandt
Councillor Ken Johnston
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Linda McPhail
Councillor Harold Steves

Corporate Officer – David Weber

 

Call to Order:

Mayor Brodie called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

RES NO.

ITEM

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

R13/16-1

1.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That:

 

 

 

(1)

the minutes of the Regular Council meeting held on Monday, September 9, 2013,

 

 

 

(2)

the minutes of the Special Council meeting held on Monday, September 9, 2013, and

 

 

 

each be adopted as circulated.

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

AGENDA ADDITION

R13/16-2

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That ‘New Bridge for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement’ be added to the agenda under ‘New Business.’

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

 

With the aid of a PowerPoint presentation (copy on file, City Clerk’s Office), Donna Chan, Manager, Transportation Planning, spoke of ICBC’s Road Improvement Program and highlighted the following information:

 

 

 

§   

the City has been participating in ICBC’s  Road Improvement Program since 1996;

 

 

 

§   

the Road Improvement Program provides funding to assist with road safety improvements in an effort to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes at high risk locations;

 

 

 

§   

it is estimated that for every dollar ICBC invests in Richmond, it saves four dollars in claims costs; and

 

 

 

§   

on average, the City receives approximately $234,000 annually from ICBC for projects submitted for the Road Improvement Program.

 

 

 

Ms. Chan then commented on several recent road safety improvements completed with the aid of funding from ICBC’s Road Improvement Program.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

R13/16-3

2.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on agenda items (7:07 p.m.).

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

3.

Delegations from the floor on Agenda items – None.

 

R13/16-4

4.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That Committee rise and report (7:08 p.m.).

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

R13/16-5

5.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That Items 6 through 15 with the removal of Item No. 14 be adopted by general consent.

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

6.

COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

 

 

That the minutes of:

 

 

(1)

the Community Safety Committee meeting held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013;

 

 

(2)

the General Purposes Committee meeting held on Monday, September 16, 2013;

 

 

(3)

the Planning Committee meetings held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 and Tuesday, September 17, 2013;

 

 

(4)

the Public Works & Transportation Committee meeting held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013;

 

 

 

be received for information.

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

7.

Touchstone Family Services Restorative Justice Contract RenewAL(File Ref. No. 03-1000-05-069) (REDMS No. 3958428)

 

 

 

(1)

That the City enter into a three year contract (2014-2016) with Touchstone Family Association for the provision of the Restorative Justice Program, as outlined in the staff report titled Touchstone Family Services Restorative Justice Contract Renewal dated August 21, 2013 from the General Manager, Law and Community Safety; and

 

 

 

(2)

That the Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager, Law and Community Safety be authorized to execute the contract with Touchstone Family Association.

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

8.

Inter-municipal Business Licence bylaw No. 9040, Amendment Bylaw No. 9047
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-9047) (REDMS No. 3924405 v.2, 3924263)

 

 

 

That Inter-municipal Business Licence Bylaw No. 9040, Amendment Bylaw No. 9047 be given first, second and third readings.

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

9.

CADENCE CITY CHILD CARE FACILITY – 5640 HOLLYBRIDGE WAY POTENTIAL ACQUISITION FROM CRESSEY GILBERT DEVELOPMENT LLP
(File Ref. No. 06-2275-20-431) (REDMS No. 3897432 v.11)

 

 

 

That:

 

 

 

(1)

staff be authorised to purchase the Cadence Child Care Facility based on the terms and conditions as set out in RZ 12-602449 and the staff report dated January 22, 2013 to Planning Committee;

 

 

 

(2)

staff be authorised to transfer $874,000 from the Child Care Development Reserve Fund and such funds to be utilized to complete the proposed transaction;

 

 

 

(3)

an amendment to the City's Five Year Financial Plan (2013-2017) to include $874,000 for the purchase, of an independent air space parcel which is to include a fully constructed facility, to be known as Cadence Child Care Facility with funding to come from the City's Childcare Development Reserve Fund be brought forward for Council consideration; and

 

 

 

(4)

the Chief Administrative Officer and the General Manager, Finance & Corporate Services are authorised to complete the negotiations and execute the Purchase and Sale Agreement in regards to the purchase of Cadence Child Care Facility.

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

10.

Richmond Response: Three Proposed Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy Amendments: Township of Langley (North Murrayville, Hendricks, Highway #1 / 200th Street)
(File Ref. No. 01-0157-30-RGST1) (REDMS No. 3966627)

 

 

 

That, as per the report from the General Manager, Planning and Development, dated August 28, 2013, titled: Richmond Response: Three Proposed Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Amendments: Township of Langley (Highway #1 / 200th Street, Hendricks, North Murrayville), Council advise Metro Vancouver that the City of Richmond:

 

 

 

(1)

For the Highway #1 / 200th Street Area, supports proposed Regional Growth Strategy amendment, as it is consistent with the 2040 Regional Growth Strategy and will enable the Township to better meet its long term employment land and development needs;

 

 

 

(2)

For the Hendricks area, notes that the area is in the Agricultural Land Reserve and, in such situations, 2040 RGS Policy 2.3.4 does not enable the MV Board to move the Urban Containment Boundary to locate the area within it, or to re-designate the affected area from RGS Agricultural to another RGS designation;

 

 

 

(3)

For the North Murrayville area, notes that the area is in the Agricultural Land Reserve and, in such situations, 2040 RGS Policy 2.3.4 does not enable the MV Board to move the Urban Containment Boundary to locate the area within it, or to re‑designate the affected area from RGS Agricultural to another RGS designation; and

 

 

 

(4)

Requests that, to improve RGS amendment reviews, Metro Vancouver staff: (a) ensure that future RGS amendment packages are more complete and (b) provide a more comprehensive assessment and an opinion regarding the acceptability of proposed RGS amendments, before they are circulated for comment (e.g., to the MV Regional Planning Advisory Committee, MV Regional Planning and Agricultural Committee, MV Board and local governments).

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

11.

Application by Steveston Flats Development Corp. for a Heritage Alteration Permit at 3471 Chatham Street
(File Ref. No. HA 13-641865) (REDMS No. 3978507, 3978479)

 

 

 

That a Heritage Alteration Permit be issued to authorize the demolition of structures and associated infrastructure at 3471 Chatham Street and prepare the site for a future development, on a site zoned Steveston Commercial (CS3), including:

 

 

 

(1)

the removal of the existing concrete bas-relief panels on the face of the building;

 

 

 

(2)

temporary on-site storage of the concrete panels;

 

 

 

(3)

the securing of the site during demolition;

 

 

 

(4)

the demolition and removal of the building;

 

 

 

(5)

the excavation and removal of associated infrastructure; and

 

 

 

(6)

deposit of a subdivision plan at the Land Title Office for a corner truncation at the south-east corner of the site.

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

12.

Application by Jacken Investments Inc. for Rezoning at 8131 No. 3 Road from Single Detached (RS1/E) to Compact Single Detached (RC2)
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-9057; RZ 13-636814) (REDMS No. 3979722, 3980211)

 

 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9057, for the rezoning of 8131 No. 3 Road from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Compact Single Detached (RC2)”, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

13.

Application by Ajit Thaliwal and Aman Dhaliwal for Rezoning of a portion of 5831 Moncton Street from Single Detached (RS1/E) to Single Detached (RS2/C)
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-9010; RZ 13-629294) (REDMS No. 3819337, 1358582, 3931029, 3933379)

 

           

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9010, for the rezoning of a portion of 5831 Moncton Street from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Single Detached (RS2/C)”, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

15.

ICBC-CITY OF RICHMOND ROAD SAFETY PARTNERSHIP
(File Ref. No. 01-0150-20-ICBC1-01/2013) (REDMS No. 3833578 v.2)

 

 

 

(1)

That a letter be sent to the Board of Directors of ICBC expressing the City’s appreciation of ICBC’s comprehensive and collaborative approach to improving road safety in Richmond for all users;

 

 

 

(2)

That a copy of the report dated August 21, 2013 from the Director, Transportation outlining ICBC-City partnerships that have contributed to improved road safety in Richmond be forwarded to the Richmond Council / School Board Liaison Committee for information;

 

 

 

(3)

That the additional proposed road safety improvement projects, as described in the report, be endorsed for submission to the ICBC 2013 Road Improvement Program for consideration of cost sharing funding; and

 

 

 

(4)

That should the above applications be successful, the Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager, Planning and Development be authorized to negotiate and execute the cost-share agreements and the 2013 Capital Plan and 5-Year (2013-2017) Financial Plan be amended accordingly.

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

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CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

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In accordance with Section 100 of the Community Charter, Councillor Derek Dang and Councillor Ken Johnston declared themselves to be in a conflict of interest as they each have an interest in the subject property and left the meeting (7:32 p.m.).

 

 

14.

Application by Kensington Homes Ltd. for Rezoning at 5160 and 5180 Blundell Road from Single Detached (RS1/E) to Low Density Townhouses (RTL4)
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-9055; RZ 13-627627) (REDMS No. 3959434, 3969021)

 

R13/16-6

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9055, for the rezoning of 5160 and 5180 Blundell Road from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Low Density Townhouses (RTL4)”, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

New Bridge for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement
(File Ref. No. 10-6350-05-08)

 

 

 

Discussion ensued regarding the Province’s recent announcement to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a new bridge on the existing Highway 99 corridor.  Construction is scheduled to commence in 2017.  As a result of the discussion, the following referral was introduced:

 

R13/16-7

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That staff analyse the implications for Richmond with regard to the new bridge for the George Massey Tunnel replacement and report back.

 

 

 

The question on Resolution R13/16-7 was not called as discussion further ensued and staff was directed to report back with more information regarding (i) the cost of the new bridge, (ii) the details surrounding the new bridge’s on/off ramps, including information regarding Richmond lands needed to facilitate the project, (iii) the details regarding the overpass at Steveston Highway, (iv) the opportunity to retain the George Massey Tunnel for public transit purposes, and (v) improvements to the Oak Street Bridge and Highway 99 corridor as it relates to traffic to and from the George Massey Tunnel.

 

 

 

An article from the Richmond Review dated February 18, 2006 (copy on file, City Clerk’s Office) was referenced and discussion ensued regarding the Roberts Bank Superport as it relates to the use of the Fraser River.  It was noted that the Roberts Bank Superport was built in an effort to keep major industry out of the Fraser River.  However, a comment was made that in light of the proposed new bridge and the removal of the tunnel, it would appear that the Fraser River would be utilized for more than recreation and light industrial purposes in future.  As such, staff was directed to also examine the future of the Fraser River and its use as an industrial river.

 

 

 

The question on Resolution R13/16-7 was then called and it was CARRIED.

 

 

 

BYLAWS FOR ADOPTION

 

R13/16-8

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

 

That the following bylaws be adopted:

 

 

Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 8965
(4691, 4731 and 4851 Francis Road, RZ 12-617436)

 

 

Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 9009
(3311 Garden City Road, RZ 13-628402)

 

 

Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 9011
(8960 Heather Street, RZ 13-628035)

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

R13/16-9

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 9035 (6611, 6622, 6655, 6811 and 6899 Pearson Way, ZT 12-610289) be adopted.

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

R13/16-10

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (7:53 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Monday, September 23, 2013.

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Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)

Corporate Officer (David Weber)

 

 


9/25/2013 1:45:07 PM