December 8, 2008 - Agenda

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City of Richmond Meeting Agenda

Special General Purposes Committee


Anderson Room, City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road

Monday, December 8, 2008
Immediately following the closed Council meeting



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Supplemental Report to “The Garden City Lands “Block Application” for Exclusion from the Agricultural Land Reserve – Status Update” Report Presented at the November 17, 2008 General Purposes Committee Meeting

Supplementary Information: Volume 1Volume 2, Volume 3A, Volume 3B, Volume 4, Volume 5, Volume 6
December 5, 2008, File No.:  08-4105-20-AMANDA #/2008-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2537374)



Designated Speaker:  Joe Erceg






That Council:




approve a modification to the Agreement of Purchase and Sale to extend the date limited for satisfaction of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) Release Condition from December 31, 2008 to June 30, 2009;




authorize staff to provide additional information to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) on measures the City and the participants in the “Block Application” are prepared to undertake in Richmond to further benefit agriculture in the remainder of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in support of the “Block Application” submitted in April 2008 to exclude the “Garden City Lands” from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) on behalf of the Musqueam Indian Band (Musqueam), the City of Richmond and the Canada Lands Company (CLC); and




advise the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) that the City, subject to detailed review and discussion with the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), is prepared to negotiate and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding, or equivalent documentation with similar legal standing, with the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) to commit the City to carry out the proposed initiatives outlined in this report as part of the “Block Application”.