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April 11, 2016 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

 

Regular Council

 Monday, April 11, 2016

 

Place:

Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall

Present:

Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Carol Day
Councillor Ken Johnston
Councillor Alexa Loo
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Linda McPhail
Councillor Harold Steves

Corporate Officer – David Weber

Call to Order:

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

RES NO.

ITEM

 

 

 

MINUTES

R16/7-1

1.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That:

 

 

(1)

the minutes of the Regular Council meeting held on March 29, 2016, be adopted as circulated; and



 

 

(2)

the Metro Vancouver ‘Board in Brief’ dated April 1, 2016, be received for information.



 

 

CARRIED

 

 

AGENDA ADDITIONS & DELETIONS

R16/7-2

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the following items be added to the Council Agenda:

 

 

 

(a)

Item No. 14A – “Annual Property Tax Rates (2016) Bylaw No. 9535” and the recommendation from the Special Finance Committee meeting of April 11, 2016; and

 

 

 

(b)

Item No. 14B – “Police Services Review Public Consultation Results” and the recommendation from the Special General Purposes Committee meeting of April 11, 2016.

 

 

(2)

That a correction to Item No. 13 on the Council Agenda and in the minutes of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee of March 30, 2016 be noted, specifically that the Cllrs. voting in opposition to Oris Development (River Drive) Corp. Transfer of Ownership of Public Artwork Water #10 were Cllrs. McNulty, McPhail and Steves.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

R16/7-3

2.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on agenda items (7:07 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

3.

Delegations from the floor on Agenda items – None.

R16/7-4

4.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Committee rise and report (7:08 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

R16/7-5

5.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Items No. 6 through No. 12 be adopted by general consent.

 

 

CARRIED

 

6.

COMMITTEE MINUTES

 



 

That the minutes of:



 

(1)

the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee meeting held on March 30, 2016;



 

(2)

the General Purposes Committee meeting held on April 4, 2016;



 

(3)

the Planning Committee meeting held on April 5, 2016; and



 

(4)

the Council/School Board Liaison Committee meeting held on March 30, 2016;



 

be received for information.



 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

7.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT SERVICE FEE BYLAW NO. 9536
(File Ref. No. 03-0925-00; 03-0930-00; 12-8060-20-009536) (REDMS No. 4840527 v. 3; 4841710)

 

 

(1)

That the City accept credit card payments for online property tax and online utility payments as a pilot project effective August 1, 2016;

 

 

(2)

That the City charge a service fee of 1.75% for online property tax and online utility payments to recover the credit card fees, and that the rate setting be revisited at the completion of the pilot project;

 

 

(3)

That the Credit Card Payment Service Fee Bylaw No. 9536 be introduced and given first, second and third readings; and

 

 

(4)

That the City’s 2016 Capital Budget be amended to include the Tempest Application Project in the amount of $100,000 and that the 5-Year Financial Plan (2016-2020) be amended accordingly.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

8.

IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN DISTRICT ENERGY CONNECTED BUILDINGS
(File Ref. No. 10-6125-07-01; 12-8060-20-009531; 10-6600-10-01; 12-8060-20-009531) (REDMS No. 4905885 v. 11; 4905882; 4961153)

 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9531 be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

9.

FEDERAL MINISTER FOR SENIORS AND AGING
(File Ref. No. 07-3400-01; 01-0140-01; 01-0100-30-SADV1-01) (REDMS No. . 4965973 v. 2; 4936189)

 

 

(1)

That a letter be written to the Premier and the Prime Minister respectfully requesting that consideration be given to appointing a Minister for Seniors and Aging; and

 

 

(2)

That copies of the letter be forwarded to Richmond Members of the Legislative Assembly, Richmond Members of Parliament, and the leaders of the Opposition both provincially and federally.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

10.

APPLICATION BY CASA MIA PROJECTS LTD. TO REZONE THE PROPERTIES AT 10231 AND 10251 RUSKIN ROAD FROM SINGLE DETACHED (RS1/E) TO SINGLE DETACHED (RS2/B)
(File Ref. No. RZ 15-710997; 12-8060-20-008871/9519) (REDMS No. 4888822; 3481369; 292539; 4889846)



 

 

(1)

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 Amendment Bylaw 8871 be abandoned; and

 

 

(2)

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 Amendment Bylaw 9519 for the rezoning of the properties at 10231 and 10251 Ruskin Road from Single Family Detached (RS1/E) to Single Detached (RS2/B) be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

11.

APPLICATION BY JAN W. KNAP FOR REZONING AT 10420/10440 ODLIN ROAD FROM TWO-UNIT DWELLINGS (RD1) TO SINGLE DETACHED (RS2/B)
(File Ref. No. RZ 15-700202; 12-8060-20-009540) (REDMS No. 4964527; 3186793; 4964860)



 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9540 for the rezoning of 10420/10440 Odlin Road from “Two-Unit Dwellings (RD1)” zone to the “Single Detached (RS2/B)” zone, be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

12.

APPLICATION BY TIEN SHER CHATHAM DEVELOPMENTS LTD. FOR A REZONING AT 3735, 3751, 3755 AND 3771 CHATHAM STREET FROM STEVESTON COMMERCIAL (CS3) TO COMMERCIAL MIXED USE (ZMU32) - STEVESTON VILLAGE AND A RELATED HERITAGE ALTERATION PERMIT
(File Ref. No. RZ 15-697899; HA 15-697904; 12-8060-20-009451; 12-8060-20-009541) (REDMS No. 4964828; 4965424)



 

 

(1)

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9541 to create the “Commercial Mixed Use (ZMU32) - Steveston Village” zone, and to rezone 3735, 3751, 3755 and 3771 Chatham Street from “Steveston Commercial (CS3)” to “Commercial Mixed Use (ZMU32) - Steveston Village”, be introduced and given first reading; and

 

 

(2)

That a Heritage Alteration Permit be issued subject to Council granting third reading to Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9541 to authorize the following alterations and works at 3735, 3751, 3755 and 3771 Chatham Street for the proposed redevelopment:

 

 

 

(a)

demolition and removal of any existing structures and buildings;

 

 

 

(b)

tree and landscaping removal, land clearing, excavation and any necessary site preparation activities;

 

 

 

(c)

site investigation and preparation activities related to the proposed redevelopment and necessary City servicing and infrastructure works; and

 

 

 

(d)

deposit of a consolidation plan at the Land Title Office for the consolidation of the four lots into one development parcel.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

NON-CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

Councillor Harold Steves, Chair

 

13.

ORIS DEVELOPMENT (RIVER DRIVE) CORP. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PUBLIC ARTWORK WATER #10
(File Ref. No. 11-7000-09-20-129) (REDMS No. 4717377 v. 6)

R16/7-6

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the donation of the artwork Water #10 by Oris Development (River Drive) Corp. to the City of Richmond, as presented in the report from the Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage Services, titled “Oris Development (River Drive) Corp. Donation of Public Artwork Water #10”, dated February 25, 2016, be approved.

 

 

The question on Resolution No. 16/7-6 was not called as Council discussed the relevance of the artwork to the community.

 

 

Cathryn Volkering Carlile, General Manager, Community Services, confirmed that should the artwork be declined by the City, the developer could transfer it onto their own property.  Eric Fiss, Public Art Planner, confirmed that public feedback, through a survey in 2011, showed that the artwork was well received and liked by the community.

 

 

As a result of the discussion, the following amendment was proposed:

R16/7-7

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the word “donation” be changed to “transfer of ownership” in the main motion.

 

 

The question on the amendment was then called and it was CARRIED.

 

 

The question on the main motion as amended which reads as follows:

 

 

That the transfer of ownership of the artwork Water #10 by Oris Development (River Drive) Corp. to the City of Richmond, as presented in the report from the Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage Services, titled “Oris Development (River Drive) Corp. Donation of Public Artwork Water #10”, dated February 25, 2016, be approved.

 

 

was then called and it was CARRIED with Cllrs. McNulty and Steves opposed.

 

14.

POLYGON DEVELOPMENT 273 LTD. (KINGSLEY ESTATES) TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PUBLIC ARTWORK SPIRIT OF STEVESTON
(File Ref. No. 11-7000-09-20-188) (REDMS No. 4906554 v. 4)

R16/7-8

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the transfer of ownership by Polygon Development 273 Ltd. (Kingsley Estates) of the artwork Spirit of Steveston to the City of Richmond, as presented in the report from the Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage Services, titled “Polygon Development 273 Ltd. (Kingsley Estates) Donation of Public Artwork Spirit of Steveston”, dated March 4, 2016, be approved.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie, Chair

 

14A.

Annual Property Tax Rates (2016) Bylaw No. 9535
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-009535) (REDMS No. 4937597; 4937638)

R16/7-9

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the Annual Property Tax Rates (2016) Bylaw No. 9535 be introduced and given first, second and third readings.

 

 

The question on Resolution No. 16/7-9 was not called as a referral motion was introduced.

R16/7-10

 

It was moved and seconded

           

 

That the “Annual Property Tax Rates (2016) Bylaw No. 9535” be referred back to staff to allow further public consultation before bringing the bylaw back to the next City Council meeting.

 

 

The question on the referral motion was then called and it was DEFEATED with Mayor Brodie and Cllrs. Dang, Johnston, Loo, McNulty, McPhail and Steves opposed.

 

 

The question on Resolution No. 16/7-9 was then called and it was CARRIED with Cllrs. Au and Day opposed.

 

 

 

Councillor Au left the meeting (7:49 p.m.) and returned (7:52 p.m.).

 

 

GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie, Chair

 

14B.

Police Services Review public consultation results
(File Ref. No. 09-5350-08-01) (REDMS No. 4965009 v. 7; 4971992)

 

 

Council reflected on the results of the survey and outlined key findings from the report.  

R16/7-11

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the report titled “Police Services Review Public Consultation Results,” dated April 1, 2016 from the Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and the Senior Manager, Community Safety Policy and Programs be received for information;

 

 

(2)

That the current consultation process with regards to the ongoing Police Services Review, be considered complete;

 

 

(3)

That staff be directed to:

 

 

 

(a)

consider with Council periodic surveys and consultations regarding ongoing police services;

 

 

 

(b)

work with the local detachment, as well as various government partners at the local, provincial, and federal levels to further enhance the existing police services both in the City and the lower mainland, including the possibility of a local police board for Richmond;

 

 

(4)

That a copy of the staff report and the consultation report be sent to the other Metro Vancouver RCMP cities, the Solicitor General, the local MLAs and local MPs; and

 

 

(5)

That the other Metro Vancouver RCMP cities be invited to participate in initiating a discussion on the possibility of regional policing.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

PUBLIC DELEGATIONS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

R16/7-12

15.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on non‑agenda items (8:18 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

16.

Deirdre Whalen and Alex Nixon, representing the Richmond Poverty Response Committee, requested that an endorsement letter be sent to the Premier of British Columbia regarding bus pass fee increases and persons with disabilities in addition to the letter which they have already sent.

 

Ms. Whalen briefly explained that PWD (Persons With Disabilities) Bus Pass was a form of income assistance for people with disabilities who are unable to work.  The policy has been changed to increase the costs of the bus pass by adding an additional monthly fee for the bus pass.  The change would effectively negate the assistance and would affect those all over the province.   



R16/7-13

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That at letter be sent to the Premier, the Minister of Finance, Local MLAs, and the leaders of the Opposition, seeking the reinstatement of the annual fee of the bus pass regardless of any other payments made.

 

 

CARRIED

R16/7-14

17.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Committee rise and report (8:28 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

RATIFICATION OF COMMITTEE ACTION

R16/7-15

 

It was moved and seconded

That Council ratify the action of the Committee of the Whole in directing:

That at letter be sent to the Premier, the Minister of Finance, Local MLAs, and the leaders of the Opposition, seeking the reinstatement of the annual fee of the bus pass regardless of any other payments made.



CARRIED



 

 

BYLAWS FOR ADOPTION

R16/7-16

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the following bylaws be adopted:

 

 

Water Use Restrictions Bylaw No. 7784 Amendment Bylaw No. 9530

 

 

Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 8934

 

 

Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 8997

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

R16/7-17

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (8:30 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, April 11, 2016.

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Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)

Corporate Officer (David Weber)

4/15/2016 2:36:32 PM