July 3, 2012 - Agenda

City of Richmond Meeting Agenda

General Purposes Committee


Anderson Room, City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
4:00 p.m.


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Motion to adopt the minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.








2012 City Grant Program Review

(File Ref. No. 03-1085-01/2012-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 3520616)



See Page GP-13 for full report



Designated Speakers:  Lesley Sherlock / Serena Lusk / Liesl Jauk






That the City Grant Policy 3712 be amended as indicated in Attachment 4 of the staff report dated June 20, 2012 titled 2012 City Grant Program Review.









Partnership with FortisBC to Utilize and Promote Renewable Natural Gas from the Lulu Island Waste Treatment Plant

(File Ref. No. 10-6600-10-01/2012-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 3495055)



See Page GP-29 for full report



Designated Speaker:  Cecilia Achiam







That a letter be sent, on behalf of Council, to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) indicating that the City of Richmond:





Supports the Fortis BC application to convert biogas from the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant to renewable natural gas; and





Will purchase up to 360 GJ of renewable natural gas, which represents approximately 10% ($1,870) of the annual natural gas consumption of City Hall and South Arm Community Centre, from FortisBC in 2012;




That the City commit to purchasing 10% of the City’s annual corporate natural gas consumption (up to $50,000 worth) of all City facilities under the corporate energy management program as renewable natural gas produced at Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (Lulu RNG) when it comes on stream; with the option to renew the commitment yearly for the subsequent four years; and  




That a pilot incentive program to encourage property and business owners to reduce GHG emissions by replacing up to 10% of their natural gas consumption with Lulu RNG be developed and staff to report back to Council with the proposed pilot project.





Referral Report on River Road Truck Parking and Application by Virdi Pacific Holdings Ltd. For a Zoning Text Amendment to the Light Industrial (IL) Zoning District at 16540 River Road

(File Ref. No.:  12-8060-20-8908, ZT 12-610945) (REDMS No. 3562603, 2303774, 3527767, 3562603, 3563297)



See Page GP-37 for full report



Designated Speaker:  Brian Jackson







That Bylaw No. 8908, to amend the “Light Industrial (IL)” zoning district to remove commercial vehicle parking and storage restrictions related to maximum number of vehicles, linkage to a Richmond agricultural operation and prohibition of dump trucks, be introduced and given first reading; and




That Bylaw No. 8908 be considered at Public Hearing to be held on July 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of Richmond City Hall.