March 5, 2012 - Agenda

City of Richmond Meeting Agenda

General Purposes Committee


Anderson Room, City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road

Monday, March 5, 2012
4:00 p.m.


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Motion to adopt the minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on Monday, February 20, 2012.








DHI Property Management Inc., doing business asRainflower Restaurant, 3600 No 3 Road, Richmond BC

(File Ref. No.:  12-8275-05/2012-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 3475478)



See Page GP-11 for full report



Designated Speaker:  Glenn McLaughlin






That the application by DHI Property Management Inc., doing business as Rainflower Restaurant, for an amendment to add patron participation under Food Primary Liquor License No. 303143, in order to offer entertainment in the form of soft music and allowing dancing, be supported and that a letter be sent to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch advising that:




Council supports the application as the issuance will not pose a significant impact on the community.




Council comments on the prescribed considerations are as follows:





The potential for additional noise in the area if the application is approved was considered and determined that there will be little or no impact of additional noise.





The impact on the community if the application is approved was considered and based on no responses being received from the public notices, the licence approval would have little impact.





The amendment to permit patron participation under the Food Primary Licence should not change the establishment so that it is operated in a manner that is contrary to its primary purpose as there has been no history of non-compliance with the operation.




As the operation of the establishment as a licensed establishment with entertainment, might affect residents, the City gathered the views of the community as follows:





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





Property owners and businesses within a 50-metre radius of the subject property were contacted by letter detailing the application and provided instructions on how community concerns could be submitted.




Council’s comments and recommendations respecting the views of the residents are as follows:





That based on the lack of response received from all public notifications, Council considers that the amendment is acceptable to the community.









West Cambie Area Plan and Alexandra Neighbourhood Natural Park Considerations

(File Ref. No.:  06-2345-01/2012-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 3456301)



See Page GP-19 for full report



Designated Speaker:  Dave Semple






That as per the staff report dated February 15, 2012, titled “West Cambie Area Plan and Alexandra Neighbourhood Natural Park Considerations”, Planning and Parks staff lead a planning process to bring forth an Area Plan amendment to remove the Area Plan Natural Park designation on 9540, 9560, 9580, 9600, 9620, 9660, 9680, 9700, 9740, 9800, 9820 Alexandra Road and 4711, 4731, 4751, 4771 No 4 Road;





Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay Celebration

(File Ref. No. 11-7200-01/2012-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 3470408)



See Page GP-29 for full report



Designated Speaker:  Vern Jacques






That $40,000 from the Major Events Provisional Fund be allocated to provide funding for End of Day events on the Richmond portion of the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay Celebration.