October 17, 2022 (Special)

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Special Council
Monday, October 17, 2022


Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall


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

Acting Corporate Officer – Matthew O’Halloran

Call to Order:

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









10411 Southgate Road - Appeal of Order to Comply
(File Ref. No.: 12-8080-05) (REDMS No. 6984619, 6988295, 6988294, 6953891)
On Table Item:  INSPECTION UPDATE ON 10411 SOUTHGATE ROAD - APPEAL OF ORDER TO COMPLY - Staff Memorandum dated October 17, 2022



Staff advised (i) there has been significant progress in terms of addressing the unsightly vegetation in the front and back of the property and that there is no longer an Order to Comply in regards to the vegetation, (ii) there remains three derelict vehicles in the driveway still to be addressed, noting that only one derelict vehicle is permitted under the Unsightly Premises Regulation Bylaw No. 7162 (the “Unsightly Bylaw”), and (iii) staff recommend moving forward with the Order to Comply regarding the derelict vehicles.



In response to queries from Council, staff noted (i) operability and insurance are the two conditions defined under the Unsightly Bylaw that constitute a derelict vehicle, (ii) as of October 16, 2022, the three vehicles were not insured and one had a flat tire, (iii) staff are making further inquiries with ICBC to confirm if any of the vehicles were insured as of October 17, 2022, and (iv) staff recommend proceeding with the Order to Comply in relation to two of the three derelict vehicles.



Marilyn Withers, daughter of the Appellant, was in attendance to speak to the Appeal.  An overview of the issues outlined in the Appeal was provided, noting efforts made to clear the unsightly vegetation and the unforeseen lengthy delay in addressing the derelict vehicles within the deadline provided.



A brief discussion ensued regarding the time needed to achieve compliance, noting Ms. Withers’ intent to have all vehicles insured or sold.  It was suggested that Council adjourn the Appeal until November 21, 2022, emphasizing that extra time given is with the understanding that Ms. Withers will take the steps necessary to achieve compliance prior to that date.



It was moved and seconded



That the Appeal of Order to Comply, issued for contraventions of Unsightly Premises Regulation Bylaw No. 7162 related to the property at 10411 Southgate Road, be adjourned until November 21, 2022.









It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:26 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, October 17, 2022.



Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)

Acting Corporate Officer
(Matthew O’Halloran)