May 6, 2013 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes






General Purposes Committee




Monday, May 6, 2013


Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall


Councillor Linda Barnes, Acting Chair
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Evelina Halsey-Brandt
Councillor Ken Johnston
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Linda McPhail
Councillor Harold Steves


Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie

Councillor Chak Au


Call to Order:

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.








It was moved and seconded



That the minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on Monday, April 15, 2013, be adopted as circulated.












Request of Support from City of Port Alberni for Development of a Container Trans-Shipment and Short Sea Shipping Terminal by the Port Alberni Port Authority

(File Ref. No. 01-0155-20-01) (REDMS No. 3820060 v.2)



It was moved and seconded



That the City of Port Alberni be advised that:




there is insufficient information available at this time for Council to make an informed decision regarding support for the proposed development of a container trans-shipment and short sea shipping terminal by the Port Alberni Port Authority; and




the request can be reconsidered upon completion of the Port Alberni Port Authority’s feasibility study of the proposal, which should include the comparative analysis of alternative options to increase short sea shipping in the Lower Mainland.












Admiralty Point Federal Lands

(File Ref. No. 01-0157-20-EPAR1) (REDMS No. 3837483)



Serena Lusk, Manager, Parks Programs noted that a resolution relating to the matter was passed by the Metro Vancouver Board on April 26, 2013. 



It was moved and seconded



That a letter be sent to the Federal Government in support of the request to transfer the Admiralty Point Federal Lands in fee simple to Metro Vancouver, or lease the lands in perpetuity, to ensure the preservation of these lands for park-use by future generations of Metro Vancouver’s citizens.












Waste Flow Management in Metro Vancouver

(File Ref. No. 10-6405-04-02) (REDMS No. 3823131 v.3)



Suzanne Bycraft, Manager, Fleet & Environmental Programs, advised the Committee of a recent meeting that took place at Metro Vancouver at which private sector representatives presented various waste flow management options.   



A brief discussion then took place about:  




options for disposal of yard trimmings and ‘green’ waste for condominium residents; 




the Metro Vancouver consultation process related to waste flow management, and the options presented by private industry representatives; and




the financial impact of incinerators, the need to produce enough waste in the region to justify and operate an incinerator, and the increase that would result in green house gas emissions as a result of an incinerator operation.



It was moved and seconded



That the staff report dated April 22, 2013 titled Waste Flow Management in Metro Vancouver, from the Director, Public Works Operations, be received for information.







Ladner Steveston Local Channel Dredging Contribution Agreement 2013

(File Ref. No. 06-2345-00) (REDMS No. 3837484 v.2)



John Irving, Director, Engineering, accompanied by Mike Redpath, Senior Manager, Parks, advised the Committee that approval of the staff recommendation will allow staff to move forward and through the planning phase, however, staff will provide more information for Council consideration regarding the finalized budget and scope related to the dredging in due course.



It was moved and seconded




That the Ladner Steveston Local Channel Dredging Contribution Agreement as attached to the staff report titled Ladner Steveston Local Channel Dredging Contribution Agreement 2013 from the Senior Manager, Parks and Director, Engineering dated April 16, 2013 be approved;




That the Chief Administrative Officer and the General Managers of Community Services and Engineering and Public Works be authorized to sign the Ladner Steveston Local Channel Dredging Contribution Agreement; and




That staff bring forward the finalized dredging budget and scope for consideration prior to any expenditure commitment.














It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:15 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, May 6, 2013.



Councillor Linda Barnes
Acting Chair

Shanan Sarbjit Dhaliwal
Executive Assistant
City Clerk’s Office