2007 Agendas & Minutes

July 23, 2007 Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Regular Council Meeting

 

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

 


 

Time:

7:00 p.m.

Place:

Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall

Present:

Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Councillor Linda Barnes
Councillor Cynthia Chen
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Rob Howard
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Harold Steves

Acting Corporate Officer – Gail Johnson

Absent:

Councillor Evelina Halsey-Brandt
Councillor Sue Halsey-Brandt

Call to Order:

Mayor Brodie called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

RES NO.

ITEM

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

R07/14-1

1.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That:

 

 

(1)

the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, July 9th, 2007; and

 

 

(2)

the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting for Public Hearings held on Monday, July 16th, 2007,

 

 

each be adopted as circulated; and that the GVRD “Boards in Brief” dated June 22nd, 2007 and June 29th, 2007, and the TransLink “Board in Brief” dated July 18th, 2007, each be received for information.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

R07/14-2

2.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on agenda items (7:01 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

3.

Delegations from the floor on Agenda items –

 

 

Item No. 25 – Richmond Oval: Site Landscape and Integrated Public Art Concept

 

 

Ms. Valerie Jones, representing the Public Art Commission, expressed enthusiastic support for the public art proposal developed by artist Janet Echelman.  She stated that the Commission was pleased with the process which had been followed, and with the thorough research undertaken by Ms. Echelman prior to creating the art piece now being recommended for approval.

 

R07/14-3

4.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Committee rise and report (7:03 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

R07/14-4

5.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Items 6 through 24, with the removal of Item No. 8 - Lower Mainland District Integration Initiatives – Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Services, Collision Reconstruction and Analysis Services, be adopted by general consent.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

6.

COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

 

That the minutes of:

 

 

(1)

the Community Safety Committee meeting held on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007;

 

 

(2)

the Finance Committee meeting held on Wednesday, July 18th, 2007;

 

 

(3)

the General Purposes Committee meeting held on Monday, July 16th, 2007;

 

 

(4)

the Planning Committee meeting held on Tuesday, July 17th, 2007; and

 

 

(5)

the Public Works & Transportation Committee meeting held on Wednesday, July 18th, 2007;

 

 

be received for information.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

7.

Lower Mainland District Vacancy Report

(Report:  June 26, 2007, File No.: 05-1810-01 ) (REDMS No. 2250037, 2232568)

 

 

 

That the recommendations contained in the CAO/PPC (Chief Administrative Officer/Principal Policing Contact) group’s Lower Mainland District Vacancy report (dated June 26, 2007) be endorsed and implemented by City staff and the OIC .

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

8.

Lower Mainland District Integration Initiatives – Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Services, Collision Reconstruction and Analysis Services

(Report:  May 29, 2007, File No.:  09-5350-01; xr: 01-0970-01-2007) (REDMS No. 2237587)

 

 

Please see Page 10 of these minutes for action taken on this matter.

 

 

9.

CHINESE MENTAL WELLNESS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA – 2007 GRANT APPLICATION

(Report:  July 17/07, File No.:  03-1085-20-RCMH1) (REDMS No. 2232639, 2257037, 2256753, 2257011, 2256742)  (Clerk’s File:  03-1085-01)

 

 

That the remaining $3,250 in the 2007 Grants Budget be allocated to the Chinese Mental Wellness Association of Canada.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

10.

APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR

(Report:  June 20/07, File No.:  03-1000-20-3018P) (REDMS No. 2244046)

 

 

That KPMG, LLP be appointed as the City of Richmond Auditors from 2007 to 2011, in accordance with the terms of their proposal.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

11.

2006 SURPLUS APPROPRIATION

(Report:  June 30/07, File No.:  03-0970-01/2007-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2222581, 2258602)

 

 

(1)

That the December 31, 2006 surplus be appropriated as outlined in the report dated June 30th, 2007, from the Director of Finance.

 

 

(2)

That the request from the Spirit of BC Richmond Committee for $25,000 be approved, with funding sources to be taken proportionally from the other approved expenditures, and that the Committee work with City staff to determine how in-kind and in-house contributions could be used to reduce that amount.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

12.

B.C. SINGLE BUSINESS LICENCE (SBL) INITIATIVE

(Report:  July 4/07, File No.:  12-8275-00) (REDMS No. 2252694)

 

 

That staff:

 

 

(1)

Consult on and discuss the SBL initiative with the appropriate BC Government ministry;

 

 

(2)

Refer SBL issues to meetings at the UBCM Convention later this year; and

 

 

(3)

Report back to Council with SBL initiative implications.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

13.

COMMUNITY LEGACY AND LAND REPLACEMENT RESERVE FUND

(Report:  June 28/07, File No.:  12-8060-20-8282 ) (REDMS No. 2250977, 2255671)

 

 

That Community Legacy & Land Replacement Reserve Fund Establishment Bylaw No. 8282 be introduced and given first, second, and third readings.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

14.

NO. 1 FIRE HALL RENOVATIONS

(Report:  July 18/07, File No.:  06-2055-20-004/Vol 01; xr: 03-0970-01-2007) (REDMS No. 2246664)  (Clerk’s File:  06-2052-01)

 

 

That $100,000 be transferred from the Fire Equipment Upgrade Project to the Fire Rescue Upgrade - #1 Fire Hall Project to allow for the completion of renovations in 2007.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

15.

APPLICATIONS FOR REZONING

 

 

 

(A)

FERNDALE NO. 3 HOLDINGS LTD.

(RZ 07-355977 - Report:  June 25, 2007, File No.:  12-8060-20-8235) (REDMS No. 2131753, 2136834)

 

 

 

(B)

KHALID HASAN

(RZ 07-370956 - Report: June 8, 2007, File No.:  12-8060-20-8265) (REDMS No. 2241441, 2242785)

 

 

 

(C)

CITY OF RICHMOND

(RZ 07365245 - Report:  July 12, 2007, File No.:  12-8060-20-8268) (REDMS No. 2254948, 2120501, 2254677)

 

 

 

(D)

VINCENT WAN

(RZ 07-370649 - Report:  June 14, 2007, File No.:  12-8060-20-8272) (REDMS No. 2244513, 2247044)

 

 

 

(E)

KULWINDER HEER

(RZ 07-372806- Report:  June 19, 2007, File No.:  12-8060-20-8273) (REDMS No. 2245410, 2247584)

 

 

 

(F)

WATSON AND BARNARD, BC LAND SURVEYORS

(RZ 06-330060 - Report:  June 25, 2007, File No.:  12-8060-20-8274) (REDMS No. 1902965, 2251512)

 

 

 

(G)

WILLIAM UY

(RZ 07-370928 - Report:  June 25, 2007, File No.:  12-8060-20-8276) (REDMS No. 2246739, 2249385)

 

 

 

That the following bylaws each be introduced and given first reading:

 

 

(1)

Bylaw No. 8235, to (i) amend “Comprehensive Development District (CD/164)” to increase the maximum Floor Area Ratio from 0.95 to 0.97, and (ii) the rezone 9351 and 9391 Ferndale Road from “Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area F (R1/F)” to “Comprehensive Development District (CD/164)”;

 

 

(2)

Bylaw No. 8265, for the rezoning of 8500 Francis Road from “Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area E (R1/E)” to “Coach House District (R9)”;

 

 

(3)

Bylaw No. 8268, for the rezoning of 2631 and 2491 Westminster Highway from “Agricultural District (AG1)” to “Comprehensive Development District (CD/190)”;

 

 

(4)

Bylaw No. 8272, for the rezoning of 9571 Williams Road from “Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area E (R1/E)” to “Single-Family Housing District (R1-0.6)”;

 

 

(5)

Bylaw No. 8273, for the rezoning of 8360 Ruskin Road from “Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area E (R1/E)” to “Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area B (R1/B)”;

 

 

(6)

Bylaw No. 8274, for the rezoning of 12751 Rice Mill Road from “Agricultural District (AG1)” to “Light Industrial District (I2))”; and

 

 

(7)

Bylaw No. 8276, for the rezoning of 8151 No. 3 Road from “Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area E (R1/E)” to “Single-Family Housing District (R1-0.6)”.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

16.

APPLICATION FOR REZONING - VENTANA CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION

(RZ 07-362690- Report:  June 28, 2007, File No.:  12-8060-20-8270/8271) (REDMS No. 2230459, 2223913, 2223966)

 

 

(1)

That Bylaw No. 8270, to re-designate 12200 Steveston Highway from "Business and Industry" to "Commercial" in Attachment 1 (Generalized Land Use Map) to Schedule 1 of Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 7100, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

(2)

That Bylaw No. 8270, having been considered in conjunction with:

 

 

 

(a)

the City’s Financial Plan and Capital Program;

 

 

 

(b)

the Greater Vancouver Regional District Solid Waste and Liquid Waste Management Plans;

 

 

 

is hereby deemed to be consistent with said program and plans, in accordance with Section 882(3)(a) of the Local Government Act.

 

 

(3)

That Bylaw No. 8270, having been considered in accordance with the City Policy on Consultation During OCP Development, is hereby deemed not to require further consultation.

 

 

(4)

That Bylaw No. 8271 to create “Comprehensive Development District (CD/187)” and for the rezoning of 12200 Steveston Highway from "Agricultural District (AG1)" to "Comprehensive Development District (CD/187)", be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

17.

APPLICATION FOR REZONING - GOERTZEN CONTRACTING LTD.

(RZ 06-334710 - Report:  July 3, 2007, File No.:  12-8060-20-8275) (REDMS No. 1729489, 2237473, 2014261, 2246755, 2008396)

 

 

(1)

That the following recommendation be forwarded to Public Hearing:

 

 

 

 

“That Single-Family Lot Size Policy 5428 for the properties contained in Section 30-4-6, be amended to permit the southerly 36.24 m (118.9 ft.) of 6340 Francis Road to subdivide in accordance with Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area B (R1/B).”

 

 

(2)

That Bylaw No. 8275, for the rezoning of 6340 Francis Road and 6351 Martyniuk Place from “Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area E (R1/E)” to “Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area C (R1/C)” and “Single-Family Housing District, Subdivision Area B (R1/B)”, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

18.

BASIC UNIVERSAL HOUSING GUIDELINE – ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT

(Report:  July 11, 2006, File No.:  12-8060-20-8244) (REDMS No. 2068685, 2227115, 2257940, 2234675)

 

 

(1)

That Bylaw No. 8244 (Floor Area Ratio Exemption for Basic Universal Housing Features) to amend the Zoning and Development Bylaw No. 5300, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

(2)

That a letter be sent to the Hon. Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for Housing, and to the three local MLAs, requesting that the provincial standard universal housing bylaw be formulated and provided to the City as soon as possible.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

19.

PROPOSED TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES – DALLYN ROAD AREA

(Report:  July 2, 2007, File No.:  10-6450-09-01) (REDMS No. 2240618)

 

 

(1)

That the proposed traffic calming measures for the Dallyn Road area, (as described in the report dated July 2nd, 2007 from the Director, Transportation), be forwarded to area residents for comment and indication of support by means of a survey to be mailed out immediately.

 

 

(2)

That subject to the support of the area residents, staff proceed with the implementation of the proposed traffic calming measures.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

20.

A HERITAGE CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITY - 4091 CHATHAM STREET BUILDING

(Report:  July 10, 2007, File No.:  06-2025-20-014) (REDMS No. 2243020, 2244022)  (Clerk’s File:  06-2025-01)

 

 

That staff continue to work with the Army Navy & Air Force Legion Branch, Nikkei Fishermen’s Project Committee, Richmond Heritage Commission, Steveston Historical Society (Museum) Board and potential private owners to determine the most viable solution to conserve the 4091 Chatham Street building, and report progress as required.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

21.

AWARD OF T.2988 – RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICES

(Report:  June 27/07, File No.:  03-1000-20-T.2988) (REDMS No. 2250613)

 

 

That Contract T.2988, Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Services, for the period January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2012, be awarded to Sierra Waste Services Ltd., at the unit rates quoted, in the total annual tendered amount of $3,351,915.27.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

22.

FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT BYLAW

(Report:  June 28/07, File No.:  12-8060-02-01; xr: 10-6045-11-01) (REDMS No. 2249501)

 

 

That staff prepare a Floodplain Management Bylaw for Council’s consideration (as outlined in the report dated June 28th, 2007, from the Director, Engineering).

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

23.

PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY FOR ENHANCED ACCESSIBLE INTERSECTIONS, SPECIAL CROSSWALKS AND PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS

(Report:  June 8/07, File No.:  10-6450-07-03/2007-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2242980)

 

 

(1)

That the establishment of an annual program for the installation of enhanced accessible pedestrian features at signalized intersections, special crosswalks and pedestrian signals (as described in the report dated June 8th, 2007, from the Director, Transportation), be endorsed subject to Council’s further consideration of the associated costs as part of the City’s capital and operating budget approval processes starting with the 2008 programs.

 

 

(2)

That staff examine the feasibility of establishing an annual program to install illuminated street name signs in place of existing ones at signalized intersections throughout the City and report back on the recommended implementation strategy and associated costs.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

24.

ENFORCEMENT OF MINIMUM STANDARDS BYLAW

 

 

 

That the correspondence (dated July 9th, 2007, from the residents of 6311 and 6511 Gilbert Road, regarding the lost of heat at the two buildings be referred to staff for follow-up and enforcement of the regulations contained in the City’s Rental Premises Standards Of Maintenance Bylaw No. 8159.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

 

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

8.

Lower Mainland District Integration Initiatives – Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Services, Collision Reconstruction and Analysis Services

(Report:  May 29, 2007, File No.:  09-5350-01; xr: 01-0970-01-2007) (REDMS No. 2237587)

R07/14-5

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the report (dated May 29th, 2007, from the General Manager, Law & Community Safety), regarding Lower Mainland District Integration Initiatives – Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Services, Collision Reconstruction And Analysis Services, be referred to staff for further review to determine the economic benefit to the City in approving the proposed integration initiatives, and in particular, on:

 

 

(1)

what the benefit would be to the City of approving these integration initiatives;

 

 

(2)

the impact of this integration on the manpower at the Richmond Detachment;

 

 

(3)

whether the City could justify these expenditures, and if not, should the City proceed; and

 

 

(4)

the finances and the yearly incremental costs to the City.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE –
Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie, Chair

 

 

25.

RICHMOND OVAL: SITE LANDSCAPE AND INTEGRATED PUBLIC ART CONCEPT

(Report:  July 11/07, File No.:  06-2052-50-01/Vol 01; xr:  11-7000-09-20-05) (REDMS No. 2251997)

 

 

Chris Phillips, of Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg Landscape Architects, accompanied by Yoost Bakker, a member of the architectural team, presented the Site Landscape And Integrated Public Art Concept proposed for the Richmond Oval.

 

R07/14-6

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the Richmond Oval site landscape design and integrated public art concept be approved.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE –
Councillor Harold Steves, Chair

 

 

26.

STEVESTON VILLAGE CONSERVATION PROGRAM: CONSERVATION STRATEGY

(Attachment 2) (Attachments 3, 4 and 5)
(Report:  July 3, 2007, File No.: 08-4200-08 ) (REDMS No. 2249275, 2252333, 2250893)

 

 

Presentation by the Manager, Policy Planning, Terry Crowe and Consultant James Burton, Birmingham & Wood Architects, of the proposed Steveston Village Conservation Program and Strategy.  Mr. Graham Turnbull, Chair of the Heritage Commission also spoke briefly about the proposed strategy.

R07/14-7

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the Steveston Village Conservation Program: Conservation Strategy (as per the report dated July 3, 2007, from the Manager, Policy Planning) be approved in principle subject to the preparation of an Implementation Program; and

 

 

(2)

That staff be instructed to prepare a Steveston Village Conservation Program: Implementation Program.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE –
Councillor Derek Dang, Chair

 

 

27.

STEVESTON VILLAGE PARKING IMPROVEMENTS – DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS

(Report:  June 29/07, File No.:  10-6455-01/2007-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2012704, 2258619)

R07/14-8

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the proposed draft recommendations for parking improvements in the Steveston Village area, (as described in the report dated June 29th, 2007, from the Director, Transportation), be endorsed, subject to Draft Recommendation No. 9 - Construct angle parking on the north side of Bayview Street when sufficient funds are available in the Steveston Off-Street Parking Reserve Fund, being referred to staff for further consideration in conjunction with discussions relating to the future of the Steveston Tram.

 

 

(2)

That staff carry out public consultation on the above draft recommendations and report back on the outcome, along with the implementation and funding strategy for the improvements.

 

 

(3)

That a letter be sent through the Mayor to the Board of the Steveston Harbour Authority, indicating City Council’s desire to utilize the Authority’s Chatham Street property as a parking lot.

 

 

 

Prior to the question on Resolution No. R07/14-8 being called, the Director, Transportation, Victor Wei, gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding the proposed parking improvements for Steveston Village.

 

 

The question on Resolution No. R07/14-8 was then called, and it was CARRIED.

 

 

28.

FAMILY MEDICAL PRACTICE

(File No.:  01-0150-20-HEAL1-01)

R07/14-9

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That a letter be written on behalf of Richmond City Council, through the Mayor, to the Ministry of Health, strongly objecting to Richmond’s omission from the “FPs4BC –Family Physicians for BC Program”, and that copies of the correspondence be sent to Richmond’s local MLAs and to the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

PUBLIC DELEGATIONS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

 

R07/14-10

29.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on non-agenda items (8:30 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

Nadine Jarry, #210 – 12000 First Avenue, accompanied by Vanessa Bell, 8060 Ryan Road, both representing LAND – Local Agriculture! No Development!, gave a PowerPoint presentation and addressed Council regarding the issue of removing the Garden City Lands from the Agricultural Land Reserve.  A copy of her submission is on file in the City Clerk’s Office, along with the 300 name petition signed by individuals who support keeping the Garden City Lands in the Agricultural Land Reserve.

(File No.:  08-4105-20; 05-302706)

 

R07/14-11

30.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Committee rise and report (8:49 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

BYLAWS FOR ADOPTION

 

R07/14-12

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the following bylaws be adopted:

 

 

Zoning & Development Bylaw No. 5300, Amendment Bylaw No. 8130 (10351 Aragon Road, RZ 06-329755)

 

 

 

Zoning & Development Bylaw No. 5300, Amendment Bylaw No. 8201 (10640 Williams Road, RZ 06-354159)

 

 

 

Zoning & Development Bylaw No. 5300, Amendment Bylaw No. 8228 (11451 Williams Road, RZ 06-350825)

 

 

 

Zoning & Development Bylaw No. 5300, Amendment Bylaw No. 8232 (10560 Williams Road, RZ 07-363805)

 

 

 

Public Health Protection Bylaw No. 6989, Amendment Bylaw No. 8254 (To prohibit smoking, etc., on City artificial turf fields.)

 

 

 

Late Night Event (Rave) Regulation Bylaw No. 7202, Amendment Bylaw No. 8262

(To prohibit Late Night (Rave) Events.)

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

R07/14-13

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (8:51 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Monday, July 23rd, 2007.

_________________________________

_________________________________

Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)

Acting Corporate Officer (Gail Johnson)

 

7/24/2007 11:58:52 AM