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2001 Agendas & Minutes

General Purposes Committee Meeting Minutes - June 4, 2001




Monday, June 4, 2001


Anderson Room

Richmond City Hall


Mayor Greg Halsey-Brandt, Chair

Councillor Linda Barnes

Councillor Malcolm Brodie

Councillor Derek Dang

Councillor Lyn Greenhill

Councillor Ken Johnston

Councillor Kiichi Kumagai (4:15 p.m.)

Councillor Bill McNulty

Councillor Harold Steves

Call to Order:

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.



It was moved and seconded

That the minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on Monday, May 22, 2001, be adopted as circulated.




(Report: May 30/01, File No.: 8060-20-7167/7168/7207/7226) (REDMS No. 274829, 188635, 188712, 272476, 353524)

Rebecca Finlay, City Solicitor, reviewed the report.

A discussion then ensued which included the following information:


a vendor on private property is not required to keep moving, with the consent of the property owner;


Councillor Kumagai joined the meeting.


the intent was to adopt the amendments to the bylaw in time for the July 1 Steveston Salmon Festival Parade, so that MTI tickets, in the amount of $100, could be issued; multiple tickets were possible in cases of non compliance;


if the MTI amendment bylaw is not in force and effect by July 1 an alternative would be to issue MTI tickets for operating without a business licence;


MTI ticket infractions are only applicable once in a 24 hour period, however, for repeated offences an opportunity existed for revocation of the business licence;


the 200 metre rule proposed in the bylaw could effectively prohibit mobile vendors in Steveston;


enforcement of the bylaw could prove to be a difficult issue for the City. The Manager, Business Liaison and Development, Marcia Freeman, stated that 200 community volunteers were available to assist with the policing on this issue and also that bicycle patrol officers had offered to write MTI tickets. In addition, an education program (which would include brochures) was planned that would assist volunteers, enforcement officers and vendors.


concern was expressed about the importance of not impeding pedestrian and wheelchair traffic, on City sidewalks;


while business licences were required to be visible the aluminium plates were no longer required;

In response to a question from Councillor Brodie, the City Clerk, Richard McKenna, advised that approval of the bylaw by the Chief Judge could not be guaranteed prior to July 1, 2001.

It was moved and seconded

That the following bylaws each be introduced and given first, second and third readings:


Bylaw No. 7167, which amends Business Regulation Bylaw No. 7148;


Bylaw No. 7168, which amends Municipal Ticket Information Authorization Bylaw No. 7139;


Bylaw No. 7207, which amends Business Licence Bylaw No. 6901; and


Bylaw No. 7226, which amends Public Parks and School Grounds Regulation Bylaw No. 6959.




(Report: May 31/00, File No.: 8060-20-7220) (REDMS No. 436314, 310323)

Rebecca Finlay, City Solicitor, gave a brief summary of the report.

Ms. Finlay then confirmed that: (i) the rates Committee had reviewed in May were the rates amended April 2; (ii) the Vehicle for Hire Regulation Bylaw included Section Number references for the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act which was in effect at the time the bylaw was adopted; (iii) only the owner of a vehicle could be charged a "vehicle release fee"; and, (iv) the proposed $5.00 per trunk fee was contained in the current bylaw.

It was moved and seconded

That Vehicle for Hire Regulation Bylaw No. 6900, Amendment Bylaw No. 7220 be introduced and given first, second and third readings.



It was moved and seconded

That the meeting adjourn (4:45 p.m.).




Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Monday, June 4, 2001.



Mayor Greg Halsey-Brandt


Deborah MacLennan

Administrative Assistant

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