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2005 Agendas & Minutes

November 23, 2005 Minutes

City of Richmond Meeting Minutes


Public Works & Transportation Committee

 

 

 

Date:

Wednesday, November 23rd. 2005

Place:

Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall

Present:

Councillor Rob Howard, Chair
Councillor Linda Barnes
Councillor Derek Dang

Absent:

Councillor Kiichi Kumagai, Vice-Chair
Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie

Call to Order:

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

 


 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

1.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Public Works & Transportation Committee held on Wednesday, September 21st, 2005, be adopted as circulated.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

POLICIES / STRATEGIES (0 ITEMS)

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DECISIONS / ACTIONS (2 ITEMS)

 

 

ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION

 

 

2.

AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE GREEN MUNICIPAL INVESTMENT FUND AGREEMENTS

(Report:  Nov. 8/05, File No.:  03-1000-20-T.1571) (REDMS No. 1694043)

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the Mayor and the Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the two Green Municipal Investment Fund documents for the receipt of grants provided by Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for construction of the new Hamilton Fire Hall.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS / URBAN DEVELOPMENT DIVISIONS

 

 

3.

PROPOSED ANNUAL INFLATIONARY INCREASE IN FEES COLLECTED BY TRANSPORTATION AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS

(Report:  Nov. 8/05, File No.:  12-8060-20-7994; xr 0970-03-01) (REDMS No. 1680909)

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the following fees collected by the City’s Transportation Department be increased annually by an amount equal to the previous year’s Consumer Price Index for Greater Vancouver, effective January 2006:

 

 

 

(a)

location rental fees for the placement of bus stop benches on City property; and

 

 

 

(b)

traffic signal and administration fees for the management, on behalf of the Vancouver International Airport Authority, of selected traffic signals, count stations and flashers located on Sea Island.

 

 

(2)

That Bylaw No. 7994, which amends Traffic Control and Regulation Bylaw No. 5870 to establish an annual increase effective January 2006 equal to the previous year’s Consumer Price Index for Greater Vancouver in the fees collected by the City for the approval and issuance of:

 

 

 

(a)

(i)        Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Trip Permits;

 

 

 

(b)

(ii)       Building Move Permits; and

 

 

 

(c)

(iii)      Construction Loading Zone Permits,

 

 

 

be introduced and given first, second and third reading.

 

 

(3)

That the following fees collected by the City’s Engineering Department be increased annually by an amount equal to the previous year’s Consumer Price Index for Greater Vancouver, effective January 2006:

 

 

 

(a)

sales of section maps, street maps and as-built drawings; and

 

 

 

(b)

sales of drafting specifications and standards manuals.

 

 

CARRIED

 

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INFORMATION / AWARENESS (0[FJA3]  ITEMS)

 

 

4.

MANAGER’S REPORT

 

 

 

The Manager, Engineering Design & Construction, Jim Young, introduced to the Committee Roland Zwaag, the new Project Engineer, Design and Construction.

 

 

 

The Manager, Engineering Planning, Sui Tse, introduced the new Project Engineer, Engineering Planning, Richard Wong, to the Committee.

 

 

 

The Acting Manager, Transportation Planning, Donna Chan, briefly reviewed with the Committee, three memos sent to all members of Council, in response to referrals to Transportation staff on:

 

 

 

(1)

a Vancouver Sun Newspaper Article “Traffic Snarl” (June 20th, 2005);

 

 

(2)

the designation of Blundell Road as an arterial road; and

 

 

(3)

the Iona Island Ferry Terminal Concept – Summary of Past Studies.

 

 

 

Councillor Barnes referred to the November 23rd, 2005 edition of The Province, which highlighted the efforts of Dylan Green of Tofino who launched a public transit system with buses which operate on a vegetable oil-based bio-fuel, and she asked staff to review this concept.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (4:05 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the meeting of the Public Works & Transportation Committee of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005.

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Councillor Rob Howard
Chair

Fran J. Ashton
Executive Assistant, City Clerk’s Office

 

11/24/2005 3:56:17 PM