October 9, 2018 - Minutes (Special)

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes



Special Council
Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall


Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Carol Day
Councillor Ken Johnston
Councillor Alexa Loo
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Linda McPhail
Councillor Harold Steves

Acting Corporate Officer – Claudia Jesson

Call to Order:

Mayor Brodie called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m.









Report to Seek Injunctive Relief and Notice on Title for 11111 Bird Road
(File Ref. No.: 12-8080-03; 12-8360-02 ) (REDMS No. 5970638 v. 3)



In response to questions from Council, Carli Williams, Manager, Community Bylaws and Licencing, remarked that staff have escalated enforcement on the property, including numerous inspections.



Amarjit Gill, a neighbouring property owner, spoke on behalf of Mohinder Sandhu, property owner of 11111 Bird Road, noting that Mr. Sandhu is willing to work with the City to resolve the matter cooperatively without proceeding to court.  In response to questions from Council, Mr. Gill remarked that (i) Mr. Sandhu is currently working to remove the illegal suites and construction on site to abide by City bylaws, and (ii) there are currently approximately 6 or 7 families or 14 or 15 people occupying the property.



In further response to queries from Council, Ms. Williams advised that staff have already asked for the illegal suites to be removed, if the property owner is willing to cooperate, staff could proceed with a consent agreement with reasonable timelines. She further remarked that staff would still advise filing a notice on title if a consent agreement was signed.



It was moved and seconded




That Council authorize the City Solicitor, in their discretion, to instruct external legal counsel to commence a legal action or proceeding and to seek injunctive relief to render the property at 11111 Bird Road compliant with City Bylaws; and




That, according to Section 57 of the Community Charter, City staff be directed to file a notice against land title that building regulations have been contravened in respect to the building located at 11111 Bird Road.









It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:09 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 Tuesday, October 9, 2018.



Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)


Acting Corporate Officer (Claudia Jesson)