October 22, 2012 - Minutes (Special)

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Special General Purposes Committee




Monday, October 22, 2012


Anderson Room

Richmond City Hall


Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie, Chair

Councillor Chak Au

Councillor Linda Barnes

Councillor Derek Dang

Councillor Evelina Halsey-Brandt

Councillor Ken Johnston

Councillor Bill McNulty

Councillor Harold Steves


Councillor Linda McPhail

Call to Order:

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:09 p.m.









Proposed Jet Fuel Delivery Project Environmental Assessment Process Update
(File Ref. No. 10-6600-06-01) (REDMS No. 3688213 v.2)



Cecilia Achiam, Interim Director, Sustainability and District Energy, advised that the working group has resolved most of the issues raised by the First Nations, and that concerns related to fire rescue in connection to the proposed project remain.



It was moved and seconded




That having reviewed the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery (VAFD) proposed Highway 99 pipeline route option, the City reiterate its position by stating that City Council continues to be opposed to the transportation of jet fuel on any arm of the Fraser River, and reconfirms the Council positions set out in the staff report dated October 16, 2012, from the Interim Director, Sustainability and District Energy;




That the City continue to participate in the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) processes;




That letters be sent to the local MPs, MLAs, the Federal and Provincial Ministers of the Environment, the Prime Minister, the Premier, the Provincial and Federal Opposition Leaders, the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC), Delta Council, Metro Vancouver, the First Nations, and the VAFFC consortium under the Mayor’s signature reiterating Richmond City Council’s opposition to the proposal generally, and in opposition to the transportation of jet fuel on any arm of the Fraser River; and




That the City seek a meeting with Hon. Terry Lake, Minister of Environment to reiterate Richmond’s opposition to the proposal and the transportation of jet fuel on the Fraser River and seek an alternative solution such as the continued use of the existing jet fuel line.












It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:12 p.m.).






Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Monday, October 22, 2012.



Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie


Shanan Sarbjit Dhaliwal

Executive Assistant

City Clerk’s Office