July 5, 2017 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes



Planning Committee



Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall


Councillor Linda McPhail, Chair
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Alexa Loo


Councillor Harold Steves

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 Planning Committee held on June 20, 2017, be adopted as circulated.









July 18, 2017, (tentative date) at 4:00 p.m. in the Anderson Room






It was moved and seconded



That a Heritage Alteration Permit to authorize the painting of a wall mural on the side (south) elevation of the property at 12111 3rd Avenue, be issued.






Application by Thrangu Monastery for an Agricultural Land Reserve Non-Farm Use at 8160 No. 5 Road
(File Ref. No. AG 16-745803) (REDMS No. 5208973)



Wayne Craig, Director, Development and Ada Chan Russell, Planner 1, reviewed the application noting that the site is currently being farmed.



It was moved and seconded



That authorization for Thrangu Monastery to make a non-farm use application to the Agricultural Land Commission to allow for a non-farm use at the westerly 110 m of 8160 No. 5 Road for religious statues and an accessory parking lot be approved.



The question on the motion was not called as discussion ensued with regard to the non-farm use application and the rezoning application process.



In reply to queries from Committee, Mr. Craig noted that the proposed statue will be approximately 10 feet tall.



David Schofield, on-site farmer for the site at 8160 No. 5 Road, spoke on the proposed application, noting that fruit, vegetables and flowers are grown on the property.



The question on the motion was then called and it was CARRIED.



Agricultural Advisory Committee 2016 Annual Report and 2017 Work Program
(File Ref. No. 01-0100-30-ACEN1-01) (REDMS No. 5394739)



Terry Crowe, Manager, Policy Planning, spoke on the Agricultural Advisory Committee’s (AAC) activities, noting that there are opportunities for the AAC to assist with the City’s Agricultural Viability Strategy Update.



Discussion ensued with regard to the history of farming in Richmond and promoting farming activities in the city.



Todd May and Steven Easterbrook, Co-Chairs of the AAC, spoke on working with the City to promote public awareness of farming in the community.



The Committee commended the AAC for their work in the community.



It was moved and seconded




That the staff report titled “Agricultural Advisory Committee 2016 Annual Report and 2017 Work Program” dated May 26, 2017 from the General Manager, Planning and Development, be received for information; and




That the Agricultural Advisory Committee 2017 Work Program, as presented in this staff report, be approved.









Consultation Process for the Proposed Steveston Area Plan



Mr. Crowe briefed Committee on the consultation process for the proposed Steveston Area Plan, noting that the consultation will include open houses scheduled on July 20 and July 22, 2017 in the Steveston Community Centre and meetings with stakeholders such as the Heritage Commission and the Steveston Harbour Authority. He added that staff will be providing a memorandum to Council on the matter.






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 Planning Committee of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.



Councillor Linda McPhail

Evangel Biason
Legislative Services Coordinator