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February 23, 2022 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Public Works and Transportation Committee

Date:

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Place:

Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall

Present:

Councillor Chak Au, Chair
Councillor Alexa Loo
 (by teleconference) 
Councillor Andy Hobbs (by teleconference) 
Councillor Michael Wolfe (by teleconference)

Absent:

Councillor Linda McPhail

Also Present:

Councillor Carol Day (entered at 4:02 p.m.) 
Councillor Bill McNulty

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 and Transportation Committee held on January 19, 2022, be adopted as circulated.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING DATE

 

 

March 23, 2022, (tentative date) at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

 

 

AGENDA ADDITION

 

 

The Chair advised that Buses on Chatham Street will be considered as Item No. 4A.

 

 

ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION

 

1.

Housekeeping Amendments to Drainage, Dike and Sanitary Sewer System Bylaw No. 7551 
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-010331) (REDMS No. 6831343)

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That each of the following bylaws be introduced and given first, second, and third readings:

 

 

(1)

Drainage, Dike and Sanitary Sewer System Bylaw No. 7551, Amendment Bylaw No.10331; and

 

 

(2)

Consolidated Fees Bylaw No. 8636, Amendment Bylaw No. 10353.

 

 

CARRIED

 

2.

Housekeeping Amendments to Waterworks and Water Rates Bylaw No. 5637 
(File Ref. No. 10-6060-01) (REDMS No. 6782655)

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That each of the following bylaws be introduced and given first, second, and third readings:

 

 

(1)

Waterworks and Water Rates Bylaw No. 5637, Amendment Bylaw No. 10330; and

 

 

(2)

Consolidated Fees Bylaw No. 8636, Amendment Bylaw No. 10333.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

 

 

 

Cllr. Day entered the meeting (4:02 p.m.).

 

3.

Traffic Operations at No. 2 Road-Steveston Highway and No. 1 Road-Francis Road - Report Back on Referral 
(File Ref. No. 10-6450-07-01) (REDMS No. 6819058)

 

 

Discussion ensued with regard to vehicle accident crash data and the current left-turn configuration in the No. 2 Road and Steveston Highway and No. 1 Road and Francis Road intersections. Staff noted that vehicle accident crash data is received from the RCMP. Staff added that staff do not recommended lowering the threshold to activate the left-turn signaling at the No. 2 Road and Steveston Highway and No. 1 Road and Francis Road intersections as it may adversely affect traffic flow in the opposite direction.

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the staff report titled “Traffic Operations at No. 2 Road- Steveston Highway and No. 1 Road-Francis Road - Report Back on Referral” dated January 17, 2022, from the Director, Transportation, be received for information.

 

 

CARRIED

 

4.

Proposed Amendments to Zoning Bylaw 8500 - Section 7 Parking and Loading 
(File Ref. No. 08-4430-00) (REDMS No. 5081600)

 

 

Discussion ensued with regard to reviewing road space used by construction vehicles to load and unload materials.

 

 

In reply to queries from Committee, staff noted that (i) developments are required to provide a traffic plan prior to approval, (ii) the City uses analytical data to calculate the appropriate amount of parking spaces required on development sites, and (iii) a further review of parking requirements for developments can conducted at a future Official Community Plan review.

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 10077, to increase the implementation of transportation demand management measures and reduce the requirement for large size loading bays on residential sites, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

CARRIED

 

4A.

Buses on Chatham Street 
(File Ref. No.)

 

 

Discussion ensued with regard to the traffic configuration of transit buses along Chatham Street, and as a result, the following referral motion was introduced:

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That staff examine the positioning of transit buses on Chatham Street, east of 4th Avenue to No. 1 Road and opportunities to discuss the matter with TransLink, and report back.

 

 

CARRIED

 

5.

MANAGER’S REPORT

 

 

(i)

Capstan Station Construction

 

 

Staff updated Committee on the Capstan Station Construction, noting that
(i) lane closures have commenced with one-lane traffic along No. 3 Road during 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., (ii) TransLink personnel have been assigned to assist in traffic management, and (iii) nearby businesses have been advised of the construction and signage has been installed in the area.

 

 

(ii)

Extreme Weather and Flood Control

 

 

Discussion ensued with regard to flood control along the West dike and in the Hamilton Area during extreme weather events. In reply to queries, staff noted that the City monitors dike activity and dike management review is on-going. Staff added that a memorandum on flood control along No. 10 Road area has be distributed.

 

 

(iii)

Hamilton Area Street Banners

 

 

In reply to queries to Committee, it was noted that Parks staff can provide an update on the installation of lamp standard street banners in the Hamilton Area.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (4:31 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the meeting of the Public Works and Transportation Committee of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

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Councillor Chak Au
Chair

Evangel Biason
Legislative Services Associate

 

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