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2007 Agendas & Minutes

February 5, 2007 Agenda

City of Richmond Meeting Agenda

General Purposes Committee

 

Anderson Room, City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road

Monday, February 5th, 2007
4:00 p.m.

 

 

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ITEM

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

1

1.

Motion to adopt the minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on Monday, January 15th, 2007.

 

 

 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

12

2.

2007 CITY GRANTS PROGRAM

(Report:  Jan. 24/07, File No.:   ) (REDMS No. 2062239)  (Delegation:  Vince Battistelli, Executive Director, Richmond Addiction Services)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Terry Crowe

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

That , as per the report from the Manager of Policy Planning, dated January 24, 2007, the 2007 City Grants be allocated as follows (see Attachment 2):

 

 

(1)

The organizations in the Health, Social and Safety Services category be awarded the recommended grant amounts and cheques disbursed for a total of $415,750.00, and

 

 

(2)

The organizations in the Cultural and Community Events category be awarded the recommended grant amounts and cheques disbursed for a total of $69,500.

 

69

3.

PROPOSED MERGER OF LOWER MAINLAND PORTS

(Report:  Jan. 24/07, File No.:  01-0140-20-TCAN1-01/2007-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2070796)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Victor Wei

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

(1)

That the proposed merger of the three Lower Mainland ports not be supported unless the following conditions are fully met to the satisfaction of the City:

 

 

 

(a)

greater consultation occur amongst the port authorities and all affected municipalities, operators and user groups in order to fully discuss and resolve concerns prior to the finalization of any merger;

 

 

 

(b)

a commitment from the federal Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities that the interests of Fraser River municipalities, tenants and user groups including issues such as flood protection, dredging, debris trap, environmental/habitat impacts, and river operations, will be recognized and made as part of new port’s primary mandates; and

 

 

 

(c)

a commitment from the federal Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities that Fraser River municipalities, tenants and user groups will have adequate representation on the Board of the new entity.

 

 

(2)

That federal Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities staff and the Transition Committee of the three port authorities be requested to organize a joint meeting of all the affected municipalities and port authorities to fully discuss and develop means to address the concerns raised by the municipalities before any merger occurs.

 

 

(3)

That a letter be written to the federal Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities requesting that the City’s concerns be addressed prior to any merger, with copies distributed to all GVRD municipalities, MLAs and MPs whose constituencies include the affected municipalities, and the three port authorities.

 

 

 

ENGINEERING & PUBLIC ORKS DEPARTMENT

 

126

4.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT GRANT – NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA

(Report:  Jan. 15/07, File No.:  06-2045-01/2006-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2050862)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Robert Gonzalez

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

(1)

That the 2007 Capital Budget be amended for the new capital submission “Energy Management Improvements” with a total project budget of $866,300.

 

 

(2)

That funding of $866,300 through the Enterprise Fund be approved as the funding source for the “Energy Management Improvements” capital project.

 

 

(3)

That Andrew Nazareth, General Manager of Business and Financial Services, and Phil Hogg, Manager, Facility Management, Maintenance and Operations, be authorized to execute any agreements or documentation necessary to obtain the grant from Natural Resources Canada to be applied to the “Energy Management Improvement” capital project.

 

 

 

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

130

5.

EMPRESS LOUNGE LTD., 8711 ALEXANDRA ROAD – LIQUOR PRIMARY LICENCE

(Report:  Jan. 23/07, File No.:   ) (REDMS No. 2070419)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Amarjeet Rattan

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

That the Liquor Control and Licencing Branch be advised that the City supports a Liquor Primary Licence for Empress Lounge Ltd., at 8711 Alexandra Road, with the hours of liquor sales ending at midnight Mondays through Sundays.

 

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

154

6.

2007 COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE REVISIONS

(Report:  Jan. 23/07, File No.:  01-0105-01/2006-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2041222)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  David Weber

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

(1)

That the Regular Council Meetings (open and closed) of August 13, August 27, and December 24, 2007, be cancelled.

 

 

(2)

That the following Standing Committee meetings be cancelled:

 

 

 

(a)

General Purposes Committee meetings of August 7 and 20, 2007;

 

 

 

(b)

Planning Committee meetings of August 8 and 21, 2007;

 

 

 

(c)

Community Safety Committee meeting of August 14, 2007;

 

 

 

(d)

Public Works and Transportation Committee meeting of August 15, 2007; and

 

 

 

(e)

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee meeting of August 28 and December 27, 2007.

 

 

(3)

That the August 20, 2007 Public Hearing be re-scheduled to Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at Richmond City Hall.

 

 

(4)

That the Planning Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2007 be re-scheduled to Thursday, September 6, 2007.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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