2012 Agendas & Minutes

April 10, 2012 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Regular Council Meeting

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Time:

7:00 p.m.

Place:

Council Chambers

Richmond City Hall

Present:

Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie

Councillor Chak Au

Councillor Evelina Halsey-Brandt

Councillor Ken Johnston

Councillor Bill McNulty

Councillor Linda McPhail

Councillor Harold Steves

 

Corporate Officer – David Weber

Absent:

Councillor Linda Barnes

Councillor Derek Dang

 

Call to Order:

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

 

RES NO.

ITEM

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

R12/6-1

1.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That:

 

 

(1)

the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, March 26, 2012; and

 

 

 

(2)

the minutes of the Special Council Meeting held on Monday, March 26, 2012,

 

 

 

each be adopted as circulated.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

AGENDA ADDITIONS & DELETIONS

 

R12/6-2

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That Part 2 of the recommendation for Agenda Item No. 10, Richmond Public Library Strategic Plan, be revised to read as:

 

 

 

“(2)

That the Richmond Library Board be requested to consider $110,000 from the Library accumulated surplus to fund the plan”; and

 

 

(2)

That Part 2 of the recommendation for Agenda Item No. 13, Floating Net Shed, be revised to read as:

 

 

 

“(2)

That staff be authorized to expend no greater than $17,000 in order to complete a Statement of Historical Significance, Building Condition Report and Marine Survey and that funding be provided from the Council Contingency Account”.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

 

Doug Hinton, President of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia (ACECBC), provided general background information and noted that ACECBC is British Columbia’s provincial association of consulting firms that provide engineering and other technology based intellectual services.  He recognized and spoke about projects that have been completed in the City of Richmond, and noted that the ACECBC had received 49 submissions for the 2012 Award of Excellence, which are currently highlighted in a display in Richmond City Hall.  In conclusion, Mr. Hinton thanked the City of Richmond for providing opportunities for member firms to work on exciting projects in the City. 

 

 

 

Jim Young, Manager, Engineering Design & Construction, stated that the Public Works Department was proud that the City, together with Aplin & Martin Engineering Consultants, had won the 2012 Award of Excellence for the No. 4 Road Drainage Pump Station and Park Plaza project.

 

 

 

Mr. Young noted that the No. 4 Road Drainage Pump Station and Plaza Project had been a very challenging project, requiring expertise from every engineer in the department.  He also provided background information on the original drainage pump station which was built in 1974 and spoke about the reconstruction, noting that the pumping capacity had significantly increased to provide better protection against flooding.  Mr. Young also spoke about the pump station’s architectural features, which are complimentary to the waterfront strategy and beautification of the area.

 

 

 

Mr. Young then recognized the following three key staff members for their contribution to the project, Mile Racic, Project Manager, Milton Chan, Senior Project Engineer, and Derek Hunter, Drainage Foreman. 

 

 

 

Prior to accepting the award on behalf of the City, Mayor Brodie commended and congratulated all staff, and consultants involved in the project.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

R12/6-3

2.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on agenda items (7:08 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

3.

Delegations from the floor on Agenda items – None.

 

R12/6-4

4.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Committee rise and report (7:09 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

R12/6-5

5.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Items 6 through 14 be adopted by general consent.

 

 

CARRIED

 

6.

COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

 

That the minutes of:

 

 

(1)

the Finance Committee meeting held on Monday, April 2, 2012;

 

 

(2)

the General Purposes Committee meeting held on Monday, April 2, 2012;

 

 

(3)

the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Committee meeting held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012;

 

 

(4)

the Planning Committee meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012;

 

 

(5)

the Council/School Board Liaison Committee meeting held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012;

 

 

be received for information.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

7.

5 YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN (2012-2016)

(File Ref. No.: 12-8060-8867) (REDMS No. 3496814, 3493499)

 

 

That the 5 Year Financial Plan (2012 –2016) be approved, that the 5 Year Financial Plan (2012 –2016) Bylaw No. 8867 be introduced and given first, second, and third readings and that staff undertake a process of public consultation as required in Section 166 of the Community Charter.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

8.

Proposed Amendments to Affordable Housing Statutory Reserve Fund Policy 5008, Zoning Bylaw 8500 and Affordable Housing Operating Reserve Fund Establishment Bylaw No. 8206

(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-8882/8883, 08-4057-00) (REDMS No. 3254955 v.8, 113680, 3487419, 3488178, 3489303)

 

 

(1)

That Affordable Housing Statutory Reserve Fund Policy-5008 (dated December 9, 1991) be amended, as set out in Attachment 2 of the report dated March 20, 2012 from the General Manager of Community Services, entitled, “Proposed Amendments to Affordable Housing Statutory Reserve Fund Policy 5008, Zoning Bylaw No. 8500 and Affordable Housing Operating Reserve Fund Establishment Bylaw No. 8206.” 

 

 

(2)

That Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 8882 be introduced and given first reading; and

 

 

(3)

That Affordable Housing Operating Reserve Fund Establishment Bylaw No. 8206 Amendment Bylaw No. 8883 be introduced and given first, second and third readings.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

9.

AVEOS Update

(File Ref. No. 01-0165-20-AVEOS) (REDMS No.)

See Minutes of April 2, 2012, General Purposes Committee meeting for information

 

 

(1)

That Richmond City Council supports the efforts of approximately 350 skilled air-frame maintenance workers laid off by Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. (AVEOS), to be accorded the same job-protection as their counterparts in the operation overhaul centres in Mississauga, Winnipeg, and Montreal; and further, that if the federal government amends the Air Canada Public Participation Act, Richmond City Council supports the addition of the City of Richmond to the Act; and

 

 

(2)

That the resolution be forwarded to the Prime Minister, the federal  Minister of Transportation, the local MPs, the BC Premier, the provincial Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, the local MLAs, the Mayors of Vancouver, Mississauga, Winnipeg, and Montreal, and the federal and provincial Opposition Leaders.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

10.

RICHMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY STRATEGIC PLAN

(File Ref. No. 01-0155-01-01) (REDMS No. 3476713, 3501412)

Memo with additional information on the Richmond Public Library Strategic Plan

 

 

(1)

That the Richmond City of Readers Strategic Plan 2011-2014 be updated by the Richmond Public Library in consultation with the community;

 

 

(2)

That the Richmond Library Board be requested to consider $110,000 from the Library accumulated surplus to fund the plan; and

 

 

(3)

That City staff present a revised Strategic Plan to Council in 2013.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

11.

No. 3 Road Centre Median Railing Public Art Project: Browngate Road to Cambie Road

(File Ref. No. 11-7000-09-20-143) (REDMS No. 3491005, 3489880)

 

 

That the Call to Artists for the No. 3 Road Centre Median Railing Public Art Project: Browngate Road to Cambie Road as presented in the report dated March 12, 2012 from the Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage, be endorsed.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

12.

Woodward School / Neighbourhood Park Characterization Plan

(File Ref. No. 06-2345-20-WOOD1) (REDMS No. 3480276)

 

 

(1)

That the “Woodward School/Neighbourhood Park Characterization Plan” as detailed in the staff report dated February 23, 2012, from the General Manager, Parks & Recreation be approved;

 

 

(2)

That staff seek approval for implementation of the plan from School District No. 38 (Richmond);

 

 

(3)

That the funds held for Thomas Kidd School/Neighbourhood Park be transferred to Woodward School/Neighbourhood Park, and be included in the 5 year Financial Plan (2012-2016); and

 

 

(4)

That the Woodward School/Neighbourhood Park Characterization Plan be forwarded to the Council/School Board Liaison Committee for information.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

13.

Floating Net Shed

(File Ref. No. 06-2025-20-015) (REDMS No. 3471011 v.9, 3450160)

 

 

(1)

That, the General Manager, Community Services and the Manager, Real Estate Services, be authorized to enter into negotiations with the owner regarding the acquisition of the floating net shed with no occupancy expectations provided:

 

 

 

(a)

that the current owner agrees to enter into discussions regarding potential City acquisition without expectations of occupancy, and then,

 

 

 

(b)

that the findings of the Statement of Historical Significance find the net shed to be historically relevant, and then,

 

 

 

(c)

that the findings of a Building Condition Report and Marine Survey are positive;

 

 

 

(d)

that should the owner not agree to the potential City acquisition with no occupancy, that staff report back to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee for further consideration;

 

 

 

and report back to Council on the conditions of acquisition;

 

 

(2)

That staff be authorized to expend no greater than $17,000 in order to complete a Statement of Historical Significance, Building Condition Report and Marine Survey and that funding be provided from the Council Contingency Account; and

 

 

(3)

That the 5 Year Financial Plan (2012-2016) be adjusted accordingly.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

14.

CHILD CARE GRANTS FOR NON-CAPITAL USES

(File Ref. No. 07-3070-00, XR:12-8060-20-8877/8878) (REDMS No. 3437469, 1348488, 1748031, 3486545, 3486772, 3486823, 3473907)

 

 

That:

 

 

(1)

the Child Care Operating Reserve Fund Establishment Bylaw No. 8877 be introduced and given first, second and third reading;

 

 

(2)

the Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 8878 be introduced and given first reading; and

 

 

(3)

the Child Care Development Policy 4017 be amended by replacing the text of the current policy with the text set out in Attachment 8, and of the staff report dated March 14, 2012 entitled “Child Care Operating Reserve Fund Establishment”.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

 

 

BYLAWS FOR ADOPTION

 

R12/6-6

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the following bylaws be adopted:

 

 

Flood Plan Designation and Protection Bylaw No. 8204, Amendment Bylaw No. 8876

 

 

Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 8738
(6331 & 6351 Cooney Road, RZ 09-506908)

 

 

Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 8739

(8691, 8711, 8731, 8751, 8771 & 8791 Williams Road, RZ 10-545919)

 

 

Zoning & Development Bylaw No. 5300, Amendment Bylaw No. 8484

(8080 & 8100 Blundell Road, RZ 06-340471)

 

 

Zoning & Development Bylaw No. 5300, Amendment Bylaw No. 8488

(8420 Westminster Hwy & 6140, 6160, 6180 Cooney Road, RZ 05-317846)

 

 

Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 8806

(11531 Williams Road, RZ 11-585249)

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT PANEL

 

R12/6-7

15.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the minutes of the Development Permit Panel meeting held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, and the Chair’s reports for the Development Permit Panel meetings held on March 28, 2012, January 25, 2012, August 24, 2011, and July 13, 2011, December 14, 2011, be received for information; and

 

 

 

(2)

That the recommendations of the Panel to authorize the issuance of:

 

 

(a)

a Development Permit (DP 08-418522) for the property at 6140 Cooney Road (formerly 8420 Westminster Highway and 6140, 6160 and 6180 Cooney Road);

 

 

 

(b)

a Development Permit (DP 11-584276) for the property at 8691, 8711, 8731, 8751, 8771 and 8791 Williams Road;

 

 

 

(c)

a Development Permit (DP 09-498967) for the property at 8080 and 8100 Blundell Road;

 

 

 

(d)

a Development Permit (DP 09-506909) for the property at 6331 and 6351 Cooney Road; and

 

 

 

(e)

a Development Permit (DP 11-584010) for the property at 6180, 6280 and 6300 No. 3 Road,

 

 

 

be endorsed, and the Permits so issued.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

R12/6-8

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (7:34 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 Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

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Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)

Corporate Officer (David Weber)

 

4/16/2012 2:59:45 PM