November 14, 2017 - Minutes (Special)

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Special General Purposes Committee


Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall


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


Councillor Alexa Loo

Call to Order:

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






Chris Back, 3900 Richmond Street, read from his submission regarding a sanitary sewer replacement and laneway construction project between Richmond Street and Broadway Street (attached to and forming part of these minutes as Schedule 1 including a petition from residents) and offered the following additional comments:




a large number of affected residents are in attendance today in support;




City staff held consultations with residents last Thursday and Friday to discuss the potential of a laneway after sanitary sewer work has been completed;




the majority of residents would like the lane returned to a green space rather than be paved;




he has reviewed the City’s Lane Policy and is of the opinion that the proposed paving of the lane is in contradiction to it; and




that the affected residents be consulted after the sanitary sewer system repair.



In response to questions from Committee, Mr. Back stated that both the increase in traffic and loss of green space are major concerns for residents and that the paving of the lane would result in lost backyard space for children in the area.






It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:13 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, November 14, 2017.



Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie

Amanda Welby
Legislative Services Coordinator