February 16, 2009 - Agenda

PDF Document Printer-Friendly Agenda

City of Richmond Meeting Agenda

General Purposes Committee


Anderson Room, City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road

Monday, February 16, 2009
4:00 p.m.



Pg. #










Motion to adopt the minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on Monday, February 2, 2009.









City of Richmond Comments: Proposed 2009 – 2013 YVR Noise Management Plan

(Report:  February 9, 2009, File No.:  ) (REDMS No. 2570520)



Designated Speaker:  Terry Crowe










the City’s comments on the proposed YVR 2009 – 2013 Noise Management Plan (Attachment 2 in the report dated February 9, 2009, from the General Manager, Planning and Development) be endorsed; and




the endorsed comments be sent to YVR, the YVR Noise Management Committee, the YVR Environmental Advisory Committee, the City’s Airport Noise Citizens Advisory Task Force, the City’s Advisory Committee on the Environment (ACE), the Mayors of Surrey, Delta and White Rock, the Metro Vancouver Board and municipalities, Richmond Provincial MLAs and Federal MPs, and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.








Bylaws for 2% Hotel Tax Renewal and Amendment to Change Use of Funds

(Report:  February 13, 2009, File No.:  08-4150-03-01/2009-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2569908v4)



Designated Speaker:  Andrew Nazareth












Additional Hotel Room Tax Levy Bylaw No. 6817 Amendment Bylaw No. 8473 (Attachment 1);





Additional Hotel Room Tax Imposition Bylaw No. 7810 Amendment Bylaw 8470 (Attachment 2); and





Additional Hotel Room Tax Imposition Bylaw 8471 (Attachment 3),




all be introduced and given first, second, and third readings.




Rokapa Management Ltd., doing business as Well Pub 6511 Buswell Street Re-location of Liquor Primary Licence

(Report:  February 4, 2009, File No.:  ) (REDMS No. 2549342)



Designated Speaker:  Amarjeet Rattan






That the application by Rokapa Management Ltd., doing business as Well Pub, for relocation of the Liquor Primary Licence from 8220 Lansdowne Road to 6511 Buswell Street, in order to operate a 25 seat capacity Liquor Primary establishment (reduced from original 100 seat application) with proposed operating hours of Sunday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to Midnight and Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., not be supported and that a letter be sent to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch advising that:




Council does not recommend the relocation of the licence as, based on the community responses received, it could have a potential negative impact on the community;




Council’s comments on the prescribed considerations are as follows:





There is potential for additional noise and traffic in the area if the application is approved;





There is a potential that the application could pose a negative impact on the community, based on the comments received from residents living in the area;





That the proposed location is in close proximity to residential districts that may be impacted by the application;





That the schools and public parks within a 500 metre radius of the proposed location are not anticipated to be impacted by the application;





That the zoning of the proposed location, Downtown Commercial District (C7), and parking requirements were reviewed and conform to the regulations;




That the 2007 population figure of 42,600 for the City Centre area with a projected growth to 90,000 by 2031 was considered; and




Council comments on the views of residents are as follows:





As per City Policy, residents, property owners and businesses within a 100 metre radius of the subject property were contacted by letter detailing the application and providing instruction on how comments or concerns could be submitted;





In addition, signage was posted at the subject property and three public notices were published in a local newspaper.  This notice provided information on the application and instructions on how comments or concerns could be submitted





There were ten letters received from residents living in the area that strongly opposed the application and one letter of opposition from a similar business located 2 Km away.  Following amendment of the Liquor Primary Licence Re-location Application (reduction of seating from 100 to 25), six of the original respondents (including a Strata Council representing 124 units) are still opposed to the application.