November 12, 2019 - Minutes (Special)

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes




Special Council

Tuesday, November 12, 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 – Claudia Jesson

Call to Order:

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









12620 No. 3 Road - Nuisance Structure and Appeal of Order to Comply 
(File Ref. No.: 12-8080-05 ) (REDMS No. 6324094 v. 3; 6240060)



Staff spoke to the appeal and order to comply, noting that staff have reported that the dwelling on-site has been vacant since 2011 and that the property owner has conducted a partial clean-up of the property. Also, staff have advised that the property is located on the Agricultural Land Reserve and that the site is being farmed.



Cyrille Panadero, counsel for the property owner Michael Fairhurst, commented on the matter, noting that Mr. Fairhurst is in the process of bringing the property into compliance and would like to request that the hearing appeal deferred to a later date.




Discussion ensued with regard to contact information for the property owner. Mr. Fairhurst has noted that the property at 12620 No. 3 Road is his primary residence, however only lives on-site on a part-time basis.



The Chair suggested that Mr. Fairhurst advise the City in writing that Mr. Panadero is his legal counsel and as such, any correspondence be directed to his counsel.



As a result of the discussion, the following contact information was provided:




Cyrille Panadero, Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP, address - 200-5611 Cooney Road, Richmond BC, V6X 3J6, telephone – 604-273-8481, email address -;




Michael Fairhurst, address - 12620 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 1X5, telephone – 604-271-4846, email –;




Secondary Address c/o Roshni Jeet, address – 214-15621 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC V4B 1E1



In reply to queries from Council, staff noted that a building inspector assessed that the house on-site, at its current state is uninhabitable. Staff added that the house on-site has its access blocked by a downed tree and has multiple broken windows. Futhermore, Mr. Fairhurst has agreed to a full site inspection prior to consideration of the appeal.



It was moved and seconded




That consideration of 12620 No. 3 Road - Nuisance Structure and Appeal of Order to Comply be deferred to a Special Council meeting on December 2, 2019; and




A full site inspection, including a full inspection of the structure on-site be conducted prior to consideration of the appeal on the Special Council meeting on December 2, 2019.









It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:38 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, November 12, 2019.



Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)


Corporate Officer (Claudia Jesson)