2007 Agendas & Minutes

February 21, 2007 - Agenda

City of Richmond Meeting Agenda

 


Public Works & Transportation Committee

 

Anderson Room, City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road

Wednesday, February 21, 2007
4:00 p.m.

 

 

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ITEM

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

1

1.

Motion to adopt the minutes of the meeting of the Public Works & Transportation Committee held on Wednesday, January 17th, 2007.

 

 

 

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING DATE

 

 

2.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 (tentative date) at 4:00 p.m. in the Anderson Room.

 

 

 

DELEGATIONS

 

9

3.

(1)

Ms. De Whalen, representing the Blundell Interchange Group (BIG), regarding the proposed Blundell Road / Highway 99 Interchange.
(Agenda Item No. 6)

19

 

(2)

Diane Cousar, Chair, Gateway Theatre Society Board, and Suzanne Haines, General Manager, regarding the Gateway Theatre’s Use Of 6560 Gilbert Road (Current Family Place Facility).  (Agenda Item No. 8)

25

 

(3)

Rob Schillings, Coast Mountain Bus Company management representative and Gord Fletcher, representing CAW111, the union representing transit operators at Richmond Centre, to request the installation of an HOV/buses only lane from the north end of the Dinsmore Bridge along Russ Baker Way, northbound to Cessna Drive.  (Agenda Item No. 7)

 

 

 

POLICIES / STRATEGIES (1 ITEM)

 

 

ENGINEERING &PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

 

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4.

DRINKING WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

(Report:  Feb. 2/07, File No.:  10-6060-02-01/2007-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2075754)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Siu Tse

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

That:

 

 

(1)

The Greater Vancouver Water District's (GVWD) Drinking Water Management Plan for the GVRD and Member Municipalities be received for information; and

 

 

(2)

The regional Drinking Water Management Plan (as detailed in the report dated February 2nd, 2007, from the Director, Engineering), be adopted.

 

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DECISIONS / ACTIONS (3 ITEMS)

 

 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

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5.

TRAFFIC SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK – MARCH 5-9, 2007

(Report:  Feb. 2/07, File No.:  10-6450-09-01/2007-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2067374)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Victor Wei

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

(1)

That the following recommendations be endorsed:

 

 

 

(a)

the 2007 Traffic Safety Awareness Week (March 5-9, 2007) activities initiated by the Richmond District Parents Association, sponsored by ICBC, the Autoplan Broker Road Safety Program and the Richmond School Board with the participation of the Way to Go! School Program, CARS BC and Better Environmentally Sound Transportation, (as outlined in the report dated February 2, 2007, from the Director, Transportation); and

 

 

 

(b)

staff involvement in the 2007 Traffic Safety Awareness Week activities as part of the City’s on-going traffic safety education strategy.

 

 

(2)

That the report be referred to the Council/School Board Liaison Committee for information.

 

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6.

BLUNDELL ROAD AND STEVESTON HIGHWAY INTERCHANGES – FINDINGS OF STUDY

(Report:  Jan. 23/07, File No.:  10-6350-07-01/2007-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2071809)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Victor Wei

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

(1)

That the further planning and design of the Blundell Road Interchange and Steveston Highway Interchange improvements be deferred and incorporated into a future comprehensive improvement strategy for the Highway 99 Corridor, including the George Massey Tunnel.

 

 

(2)

That, until the Highway 99 corridor improvement strategy is developed, staff work with the Ministry of Transportation, TransLink, and the Fraser River Port Authority to examine implementing a partial interchange at Highway 91 and Nelson Road as an interim solution to enhance goods movements and road access to the Richmond southeast industrial area.

 

 

(3)

That a letter be sent from the City to the provincial Minister of Transportation and the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority to commend the efforts of their staff in working with the City to complete the study, and to request their continued partnership in:

 

 

 

(a)

examining the interim term implementation of the partial Nelson Road Interchange at Highway 91 within the next five years; and

 

 

 

(b)

developing a longer term improvement strategy for the Highway 99 corridor through Richmond including the George Massey Tunnel and a new Blundell Road interchange.

 

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7.

RUSS BAKER WAY-ARTHUR LAING BRIDGE CORRIDOR – TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES

(Report:  Feb. 7/07, File No.:  10-6350-01/2007-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2062816)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Victor Wei

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

(1)

That the following four traffic management initiatives for the Russ Baker Way-Arthur Laing Bridge corridor be assessed further by staff in working with Vancouver International Airport Authority, TransLink, and the City of Vancouver:

 

 

 

(a)

Stationing of a tow truck (point duty) at the south end of the Arthur Laing Bridge during the weekday morning peak period;

 

 

 

(b)

Installation of a video traffic monitoring camera in the vicinity of the Russ Baker Way/Cessna Drive intersection;

 

 

 

(c)

Southern extension of the northbound high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on Russ Baker Way to the north end of No. 2 Road Bridge; and

 

 

 

(d)

Submission of Russ Baker Way for the inclusion in TransLink’s Major Road Network.

 

 

(2)

That staff report on the outcome of the above assessment and if applicable, an implementation strategy of the proposed traffic management initiatives for Council’s approval.

 

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INFORMATION / AWARENESS (2 ITEMS)

 

 

ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

 

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8.

RICHMOND FAMILY PLACE FACILITY UPGRADES

(Report:  Jan. 19/07, File No.:  06-2050-20-FP/Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2055315)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  David Naysmith

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

That the report (dated January 19th, 2007, from the Director, Engineering), regarding Richmond Family Place – Facility Upgrades, be received for information.

 

 

 

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

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9.

INVENTORY OF SPACE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

(Report:  Jan. 26/07, File No.:  06-2280-01/Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2071911)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Robert Kates

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

That the report (dated January 26th, 2007, from the Manager, Real Estate Services), regarding an Inventory of Space Available for Use by Community Organizations, be received for information.

 

 

10.

MANAGER’S REPORT

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

2/16/2007 4:17:29 PM