November 23, 2020 - Minutes (Special)

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Special Council

Monday, November 23, 2020



Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall


Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Carol Day
Councillor Alexa Loo
Councillor Bill McNulty (by teleconference)
Councillor Linda McPhail (by teleconference)
Councillor Harold Steves (by teleconference)
Councillor Michael Wolfe (by teleconference)

Corporate Officer – Claudia Jesson


Mayor Brodie stated that the Applicant was not in attendance and therefore, there was agreement to hold the Special Council meeting following the Regular (Closed) Council meeting in order to allow more time for the Applicant to arrive.




Mayor Brodie called the meeting to order at 4:29 p.m. following the Regular (Closed) Council meeting, with all members of Council present.









Appeal of Tree Removal Permit Refusal for 9388 Pendleton Road 
(File Ref. No.: 10-6550-20-01; 12-8060-20-009661, RZ 16-732627; 12-8060-20-009662, CP 16-733600, T2 20-910489; CP 16-733600; RZ 16-732627) (REDMS No. 6537245 v. 3A; 5393510; 5429804; 5787209; 5193684, 6563023; 6536085; 6559086; 5374953; 5374956)



Materials from the Applicant were distributed to Council on table (attached to and forming part of these minutes as Schedule 1).



In the absence of the Applicant, Mayor Brodie called for questions to staff from Council members.



In reply to queries from Council, Wayne Craig, Director, Development, by teleconference, provided the following information:




initially staff incorrectly identified Tree #866 as removable; however, staff clarified with the Applicant in writing that Tree #866 must indeed be retained as per the Tree Retention Plan secured through the rezoning and subdivision process;




the Applicant appealing the tree permit refusal is not the same applicant as the rezoning one;




a reduced front yard setback was secured through the rezoning process to allow the building to be shifted away from the tree protection zone at the rear of the property; and




staff are unaware of potential financial loss as a result of the retention of Tree #866.



In reply to queries from Council regarding correspondence with the Applicant, Claudia Jesson, Director, City Clerk's Office, advised that the City Clerk’s Office had received confirmation by the Applicant of his attendance at today’s meeting.



It was moved and seconded



That the decision to refuse to issue a Tree Removal Permit to Luis D. Cabido for the property at 9388 Pendleton Road be upheld.










It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:34 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 23, 2020.



Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)

Corporate Officer (Claudia Jesson)