June 3, 2019 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

General Purposes Committee


Monday, June 3, 2019


Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall


Acting Mayor Chak Au, Acting Chair
Councillor Carol Day
Councillor Kelly Greene
Councillor Alexa Loo
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Linda McPhail
Councillor Harold Steves
Councillor Michael Wolfe


Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie

Call to Order:

The Acting Chair called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.






It was moved and seconded



That the minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on May 21, 2019, be adopted as circulated.









The Acting Chair advised that a referral to staff regarding amendments to the Noise Regulation Bylaw would be added to the agenda as Item No. 2.







2019 Child Care Grants – Second Intake
(File Ref. No. 03-0185-01) (REDMS No. 6178419 v. 4)



It was moved and seconded



That the Child Care Capital Grants, as outlined in the staff report titled “2019 Child Care Grants – Second Intake” dated May 7, 2019 from the Manager, Community Social Development, be awarded for the recommended amounts and cheques be disbursed for a total of $25,720.









Noise Bylaw AmendmentS
(File Ref. No.) (REDMS No.)



Councillor Day distributed materials (attached to and forming part of these minutes as Schedule 1) and spoke to amendments to the Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 8856 to change permitted hours of noise to start at 7:30 a.m. on weekdays, Monday through Friday as well as expanding the noise restriction to include other sources of noise such as landscaping activities.



Discussion took place regarding (i) referring the matter to staff to also review reducing the hours of permitted construction noise to an earlier end time, (ii) impact of weather and seasonal changes on required hours of construction, (iii) number of noise complaints received, and (iv) differentiating between construction noise and other types of noises.



In response to questions from Committee, John Irving, Acting General Manager, Engineering and Public Works, advised that staff do receive numerous exemption requests to work outside permitted construction noise hours typically for larger development projects that require longer durations of concrete pour for large slabs that would be difficult to achieve with weekday traffic.



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



It was moved and seconded



That staff review Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 8856 including beginning and end times of permitted construction noise and differentiating between construction and other noises.









It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:09 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, June 3, 2019.



Acting Mayor Chak Au
Acting Chair

Amanda Welby
Legislative Services Coordinator