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January 24, 2017 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes


Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee



Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall


Councillor Harold Steves, Chair
Councillor Ken Johnston
Councillor Carol Day
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Linda McPhail
Mayor Malcolm Brodie

Also Present:

Councillor Alexa Loo (entered at 4:23 p.m.)

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 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee held on December 21, 2017, be adopted as circulated.









February 28, 2017, (tentative date) at 4:00 p.m. in the Anderson Room






2016 Richmond Film Office Annual Report
(File Ref. No. 08-4150-09-01) (REDMS No. 5285775)



Jodie Shebib, Film and Major Events Liaison, reviewed Richmond Film Office  activities, noting that 2016 was a record breaking year with respect to the number of film days and revenue generated and that 2017 is anticipated to be an active year.



It was moved and seconded



That the staff report titled, “2016 Richmond Film Office Annual Report”, dated January 12, 2017 from the Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage Services, be received for information.






City of Richmond Private Development Public Art Program Review
(File Ref. No. 11-7000-00) (REDMS No. 5223943 v. 8)



Jane Fernyhough, Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage Services, and Liesl Jauk, Manager Arts Services, spoke on the City’s Private Development Public Art Program Review, noting that (i) information on walking tours and locations of public art in city are available on the City’s website and on brochures, (ii) in instances where a site is not suitable for public art, or there are residual funds from a project, those contributions are directed to the City’s Public Art Reserve, (iii)  developers using the City’s Public Art Process are required to follow the Public Art Process procedures, (iv) the public art contribution is a voluntary contribution, (v) details on the development’s public art contributions are included in the development’s rezoning considerations, and (vi) staff can provide Committee with additional information on the policies related to the City’s public art approval process.



Discussion ensued with regard to the public art approval process.



In reply to queries from Committee, Ms. Fernyhough noted that the development’s public art plan would identify details on the project’s budget, location and themes. She added that Council approval for the actual artwork on private development is not required.




Cllr. Loo entered the meeting (4:23 p.m.).



Discussion took place regarding representation of Richmond residents in the Richmond Public Art Advisory Committee and opportunities to include Council input on art projects in private developments following approval of the applicant’s public art plan.



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



It was moved and seconded



That the staff report titled “City of Richmond Private Development Public Art Program Review” dated January 18, 2017, from the Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage Services be referred back to staff to review adding Council approval for Projects on Private Land under section 9(a) of the proposed Richmond Public Art Process. 






Committee Standing Item




Garden City Lands



Jamie Esko, Manager, Parks Planning, Design and Construction, briefed Committee on the Garden City Lands, noting that construction activity on-site has been minimal due to weather conditions. She added that the Agricultural Land Commission has approved the City’s application for perimeter trail development starting on March 2016.



Discussion ensued with regard to (i) composition of the trails, (ii) trail use, and (iii) the trail construction timeline.







Britannia Heritage Shipyard and Steveston Interurban Tram Activities



Dee Bowley-Cowan, Britannia Site Supervisor, spoke on Britannia Heritage Shipyard (BHS) activities, highlighting that (i) a ship wright was hired to construct a war canoe on-site, (ii) programming includes interactive exhibits and demonstrations for children and adults, (iii) visitors are given the opportunity to complete a survey to provide feedback, (iv) the BHS is partnering with the UBC faculty of Education to produce a school education program, (v) the BHS hosts tours run by volunteers, (vi) the BHS is hosting a Japanese Cultural River tour, where guests are able to tour the Fraser River and learn about Japanese History, and (vii) BHS marketing will involve a variety of media platforms such as outdoor signage, social media, the City’s website and a partnership with Tourism Richmond.



Gabrielle Sharp, Museum Coordinator, commented on the Steveston Interurban Tram activities, highlighting that (i) the site will have programming for the March 18, 2017 Open House, Doors Open Richmond, Canada Day, Tram All Aboard, and during the unveiling of the restored tram, (ii) a mobile exhibit will be available on-site during the tram’s restoration, and (iii) there will be programming during Halloween and during the winter season.



Rebecca Forrest, Project Leader, briefed Committee on the Interurban Tram’s restoration process, noting that the project commenced in the fall of 2016 with an anticipated completion date of October 2017. She added that the restoration process will involve City staff and volunteers.



Discussion ensued with regard to BHS programming involving Musqueam history.



In reply to queries regarding the development status of the gill net loft, Mike Redpath, Senior Manager, Parks, noted that the Province has responded to the request by the City for a water lot lease. He added that the City has requested a 30 year tenure from the Province.



In response to a query from the Chair regarding a missing wagon wheel from the tram station, Ms. Bowley-Cowan noted that staff will search the Harbour Authority’s storage locker for the missing wheel.




Pink Shirt Day



Elizabeth Ayers, Manager, Community Services Planning and Projects, noted that Pink Shirt Day is scheduled for February 22, 2017 and staff are encouraged to wear pink that day to support anti-bullying initiatives.




Construction Update



Ms. Esko updated Committee on park construction in the city, noting that (i) Lang Park renovations are nearing completion, (ii) construction of the next phase of the Middle Arm Waterfront Park is underway, and (iii) Cambie City Centre Park construction will commence in the spring.






It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:56 p.m.).





Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.



Councillor Harold Steves

Evangel Biason
Legislative Services Coordinator


2/1/2017 9:33:40 AM