October 11, 2016 - Minutes (Special)

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes


Special General Purposes Committee




Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall


Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie, Chair
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Carol Day
Councillor Ken Johnston
Councillor Alexa Loo
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Linda McPhail
Councillor Harold Steves

Call to Order:

The Chair called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m.






It was moved and seconded



That “Richmond School Board – School Closure Process” be added to the agenda as Item No. 2.









It was moved and seconded



That the minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on October 3, 2016, be adopted as circulated.









Steveston Heritage Sites: Increased Level Of Service for 2017
(File Ref. No. 11-7000-01) (REDMS No. 5186460)



Jane Fernyhough, Director, Arts and Heritage Services, in reply to questions from Committee, noted that, because of the nature of the project, the number of employees to be hired is still undecided.



It was moved and seconded




That $341,000 be allocated from the Council Provision Account for increased levels of service at Steveston heritage sites for 2017 as outlined in the report titled, “Steveston Heritage Sites:  Increased Level of Service for 2017” dated October 5, 2016 from the Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage; and




That the 5 Year Consolidated Financial Plan (2016-2020) Bylaw be updated to include an additional expenditure of $341,000 funded from the Council Provision account for increased level of service at Steveston heritage sites for 2017 with spending commencing in 2016 for recruitment and training.






Richmond School Board – School Closure Process



The Committee noted that the Richmond School District would be sending information shortly regarding closures and that it would be proactive for staff to provide a report on the matter.



As a result of the discussion, the following referral motion was introduced:



It was moved and seconded



That the matter of the Richmond School Board – School Closures be referred to staff for comments, analysis, and report back as appropriate.









It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (6:18 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 Tuesday, October 11, 2016.



Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie

Shaun Divecha
Legislative Services Coordinator