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May 18, 2022 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

 

Public Works and Transportation Committee

 

Date:

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Place:

Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall

Present:

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

Call to Order:

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:43 p.m.

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Public Works and Transportation Committee held on April 20, 2022, be adopted as circulated.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

 

 

1.

Application to Government of Canada Active Transportation Fund
(File Ref. No. 01-0140-20-INFR1) (REDMS No. 6862702)

 

 

In reply to a query from the Committee, staff advised that the funding is restricted to new projects.

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the City Centre Cycling Network Expansion application for cost-sharing as described in the attached report titled “Application to Government of Canada Active Transportation Fund”, dated March 29, 2022, from the Director, Transportation, be endorsed;

 

 

(2)

That, should the above application be successful, the Chief Administrative Officer and the General Manager, Planning and Development, be authorized on behalf of the City to execute the funding agreement; and

 

 

(3)

That the Consolidated 5 Year Financial Plan (2022-2026) be amended accordingly.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION

 

 

2.

Award of Contract 7214Q – On Call Roofing  Contractor
(File Ref. No. 10-6000-01) (REDMS No. 6863966)

 

 

In reply to a query from the Committee, staff advised that an update regarding living wages for the contractor’s employees will be provided at the next Council meeting.

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That Contract 7214Q – On Call Roofing Contractor be awarded to Marine Roofing and Repair Service (2003) Ltd., in the amount of $714,010.44, for a three-year term as described in the report titled “Award of Contract 7214Q – On Call Roofing Contractor,” dated April 12, 2022, from the Director, Facilities and Project Development.

 

 

(2)

That the Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager, Engineering and Public Works, be authorized to extend the initial three-year term up to the maximum total term of five years, for the maximum total amount of $1,240,125.81, as described in the report titled “Award of Contract 7214Q – On Call Roofing Contractor”, dated April 12, 2022, from the Director, Facilities and Project Development.

 

 

(3)

That the Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager, Engineering and Public Works, be authorized to execute the contract and all related documentation with Marine Roofing and Repair Service (2003) Ltd.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

3.

Public Electric Vehicle Charger Program Update
(File Ref. No. 02-0780-01) (REDMS No. 6869022)

 

 

John Roston, Richmond resident, commented on the need for legislation requiring the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in strata buildings.

 

 

In reply to queries from the Committee, staff advised (i) the cost of installing Level 3 chargers is significantly higher than Level 2 chargers; (ii) upon completion of a review of the City’s charging needs, funding for additional Level 3 chargers may be considered; and (iii) it may be beneficial for Council to send a letter advocating for the right to charge, in accordance with the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP).

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That a letter be sent to the Province of BC Minister of Housing requesting legislation for the right to charge that will enable installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in more strata and apartment buildings.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

It was then moved and seconded

 

 

That the report titled “Public Electric Vehicle Charger Program Update”, dated April 14, 2022, from the Director, Sustainability and District Energy and the Director, Public Works Operations, be received for information.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

4.

Change Order Approval - Contract 6503P – EV Charging Infrastructure and Management Provider
(File Ref. No. 02-0780-01) (REDMS No. 6871147)

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That staff be authorized to issue a change order to increase the value of the current contract between the City of Richmond and Foreseeson Technology by $2,290,663 bringing the new contract value to $3,796,985 over the initial five-year contract term as detailed in the staff report titled “Change Order Approval – Contract 6503P – EV Charging Infrastructure and Management Provider”, dated April 14, 2022, from the Director, Public Works Operations.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

5.

MANAGER’S REPORT

 

 

(i)

Electric Scooter Pilot Program

 

 

The program launched with a fleet of 50 scooters and 25 electric bikes. It has been well received with no complaints from Richmond residents.

 

 

(ii)

2022 Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Leadership and Sustainability Award

 

 

The City is the recipient of the CAMA Leadership and Sustainability Award for implementing the Citywide Pollinator Program. The award details have been posted on the website and media channels.

 

 

(iii)

Local Government Climate Action Program

 

 

The provincial government recently announced the launch of the three- year Local Government Climate Action Program. Staff will provide a memorandum regarding program details and will report back on results.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (5:22 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, May 18, 2022.

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Councillor Chak Au
Chair

Haely Lindau
Legislative Services Associate

 

 

 

 

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