June 20, 2022 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

General Purposes Committee


Monday, June 20, 2022


Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall


Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie, Chair
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Carol Day (by teleconference)
Councillor Andy Hobbs
Councillor Alexa Loo (by teleconference)
Councillor Bill McNulty (by teleconference)
Councillor Linda McPhail (by teleconference)
Councillor Harold Steves (by teleconference)
Councillor Michael Wolfe (by teleconference)

Call to Order:

The 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 June 6, 2022, be adopted as circulated.









2022 Neighourhood Celebration Grants ALLOCATION
(File Ref. No. 11-7000-01) (REDMS No. 6899905)



Staff provided a brief review of the adjudication process for eligible funding requests.  It was noted that the Adjudication Committee was comprised of an internal committee representing Arts, Culture and Heritage, Recreation and Sport, Parks Programs, and Community Social Development, with equal contribution to the scoring.



Staff further noted the grant opportunity was widely promoted through media releases, social media, and through the city’s community associations, and that the funding requests received were a good representation from across the city.



It was moved and seconded




That the Neighbourhood Celebration Grants be awarded for the recommended amount of $74,947.96 as identified in Attachment 2 of the staff report titled, “2022 Neighbourhood Celebration Grants Allocation”, dated May 30, 2022, from the Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage Services; and




That the grant funds be disbursed accordingly.






Endorsement of UBCM Resolution for Library Funding
(File Ref. No. 11-7000-01) (REDMS No. 6914553)



It was moved and seconded



That the resolution in support of restoring provincial funding for public libraries, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the attached report from the Chief Librarian, be endorsed and forwarded to the Union of BC Municipalities for consideration during its 2022 Convention.









It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:21 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 June 20, 2022.



Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie

Lorraine Anderson
Legislative Services Associate