March 25, 2019 - Minutes (Special)

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Special Council

Monday, March 25, 2019


Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall


Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Carol Day
Councillor Kelly Greene
Councillor Alexa Loo
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Linda McPhail
Councillor Harold Steves 
Councillor Michael Wolfe

Corporate Officer – David Weber

Call to Order:

Mayor Brodie called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.









Appeal of Business Licence Rejection for Lulu Bed and Breakfast – 9371 Beckwith Road 
(File Ref. No.: 12-8275-09) (REDMS No. 6119487, 6152814, 6145683)



Lucas Li, owner 9371 Beckwith Road, spoke on the application, noting that he has declared the property at 9371 Beckwith Road as his primary residence and that he has an investment property in Vancouver.



It was moved and seconded



That the decision to reject the application for a business licence for Lulu Bed and Breakfast at 9371 Beckwith Road be upheld.



The question on the motion was not called as discussion ensued with regard to the City’s requirements for a bed and breakfast business licence.



In reply to queries from Council, staff noted that the property is owned by a corporation and the application meets all license conditions except that the property is not registered as being owned by an individual registered owner. Staff added that the applicant has the option to transfer ownership to himself and re-submit an application or pursue a site specific rezoning for the subject property.



The question on the motion was then called and it was CARRIED.



Discussion ensued with regard to the City’s application process for a bed and breakfast business licence, and as a result, the following referral motion was introduced:



It was moved and seconded



That staff review the bed and breakfast business license application process, specifically the screening process for owners of multiple properties.









It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:14 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, March 25, 2019.



Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)


Corporate Officer (David Weber)