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May 23, 2013 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Public Works & Transportation Committee

 

 

Date:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Place:

Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall

Present:

Councillor Linda Barnes, Chair
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Linda McPhail
Councillor Harold Steves

Call to Order:

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

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Public Works & Transportation Committee held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, be adopted as circulated.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING DATE

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, (tentative date) at 4:00 p.m. in the Anderson Room

 

 

 

ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

 

 

1.

License Agreements for City PumpStations

(File Ref. No. 10-6340-20-P.11314) (REDMS No. 3840128 v.2)

 

 

 

Milton Chan, Manager, Engineering Design and Construction, advised that approximately 50% of the 31 perimeter pumping stations have been upgraded and that the City is undertaking to upgrade one major pumping station per year.

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the Chief Administrative Officer and the General Manager, Engineering and Public Works be authorized to negotiate and execute license agreements with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (Port Metro Vancouver), or other applicable agencies having jurisdiction over Crown land beyond City dikes,  for the construction and operation of No.1 Road North Drainage Pump Station and future City pump stations.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

2.

Servicing Agreement with Ecowaste Industries Ltd.

(File Ref. No. 10-6060-01/2013) (REDMS No. 3844421 v.8)

 

 

 

John Irving, Director, Engineering, advised that this is a standalone Servicing Agreement for the preload along the Blundell corridor and does not involved any other infrastructure (i.e. roads, services).  It is an opportunity to take advantage of receiving clean fill in this roadway with no cost to the City and will assist with the future development of the Ecowaste site conditional upon Council and provincial approvals.

 

 

Discussion ensued regarding concerns that Blundell Road not be opened between Savage Road and No. 6 Road and that an overpass through the Port Metro Vancouver lands adjacent to the Ecowaste lands not be supported.

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the Chief Administrative Officer and the General Manager, Engineering and Public Works be authorized to negotiate and execute license agreements with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (Port Metro Vancouver), or other applicable agencies having jurisdiction over Crown land beyond City dikes,  for the construction and operation of No.1 Road North Drainage Pump Station and future City pump stations.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

3.

MANAGER’S REPORT

 

 

Robert Gonzalez, General Manager, Engineering and Public Works, introduced Peter Russell, Senior Manager, Sustainability and District Energy to the Committee and expressed that Mr. Russell brings a wealth of experience and will continue to build a Sustainability and District Energy work plan for the City.  The Committee welcomed Mr. Russell to the City.

 

 

Tom Stewart, Director, Public Works, advised that the Public Works Open House is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2013 and extended an invitation for Council to attend.  Mr. Stewart informed the Committee that 5 staff members have been recognized as Certified Utility Workers by the Industrial Trading Authority.  Congratulations were extended to the employees and staff was directed to bring the matter to the next meeting of Council.

 

 

(a)

ONNI – Dyke and Boardwalk

 

 

Mr. Irving noted that the dyke and boardwalk at the ONNI site have been opened.  The City has completed the final inspections, received the final geotechnical report and staff is satisfied that the work has been completed accordingly.  The security bond will be released shortly.  There have been a few minor complaints or comments received with regard to minor cracking due to expected shrinkage.  Staff was directed to place appropriate signage at the site expressing the satisfactory work completed.

 

 

(b)

Nelson Road/Westminster Highway

 

 

Mr. Chan stated that preload work is currently taking place and that the main contracts for the road and drainage works have been awarded.  Staff has applied to Transport Canada for an extension for the preload work to facilitate completing the work without loss of federal funding.  Regular updates on the status of the project are provided on the City website and to Port Metro Vancouver.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (4:15 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 Thursday, May 23, 2013.

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Councillor Linda Barnes
Chair

Heather Howey
Committee Clerk

 

 

5/24/2013 12:20:59 PM