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November 9, 2015 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Regular Council 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Place:

Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall

Present:

Acting Mayor Linda McPhail
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Carol Day
Councillor Ken Johnston
Councillor Alexa Loo
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Harold Steves

Corporate Officer – David Weber

Absent:

Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Councillor Chak Au

Call to Order:

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

RES NO.

ITEM

 

 

 

MINUTES

R15/19-1

1.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the minutes of the Regular Council meeting held on October 26, 2015, be adopted as circulated.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

Joyce Rautenberg, Planner 1, accompanied by Dougal Forteath, Affordable Housing Coordinator, highlighted that on September 24, 2015, the City was awarded the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Community Excellence Award for the Kiwanis Towers project.  She advised that the project was specifically recognized for its innovative partnerships, which included the Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society, BC Housing, Polygon Homes, and the City.  The project was successful in achieving multi-stakeholder funding to leverage non-profit, private and public sector resources and expertise.

 

Ms. Rautenberg then presented Acting Mayor McPhail with an award in recognition of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Community Excellence Award for the Kiwanis Towers project.

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

R15/19-2

2.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on agenda items (7:03 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

3.

Delegations from the floor on Agenda items – None.

R15/19-3

4.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Committee rise and report (7:04 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

R15/19-4

5.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Items No. 6 through No. 19 be adopted by general consent.

 

 

CARRIED

 

6.

COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

 

That the minutes of:

 

 

(1)

the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee meeting held on October 27, 2015;

 

 

(2)

the General Purposes Committee meeting held on November 2, 2015;

 

 

(3)

the Finance Committee meeting held on November 2, 2015; and

 

 

(4)

the Planning Committee meeting held on November 3, 2015;

 

 

be received for information.

 

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

7.

Dog Off-Leash Program Update 2015
(File Ref. No. 11-7000-01, 11-7200-20-DPAR1-02, 06-2345-20-MCCA1/SARM1/MNOR1) (REDMS No. 4686528 v. 5, 4748314, 4748316, 4748319, 4748320, 4748321)

 

 

(1)

That the areas at McCallan Road Right of Way/Railway Corridor, Garden City Community Park, and South Arm Community Park as detailed in the staff report titled “Dog Off-Leash Program Update 2015,” dated October 2, 2015, from the Senior Manager, Parks, be designated as dog off-leash areas; and

 

 

(2)

That the designated dog off leash area pilot project at 7300 Elmbridge Way continue on an annual basis subject to future potential redevelopment of that site.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

8.

Richmond Community Wellness Strategy Impact Report 2010-2015
(File
Ref. No. 07-3040-01) (REDMS No. 4657664 v. 11, 4767357)

 

 

That the staff report titled “Richmond Community Wellness Strategy Impact Report 2010-2015,” dated October 6, 2015, from the Senior Manager, Recreation and Sport Services, be received for information and circulated to the Richmond Sports Council, Richmond Center for Disability, and other Community Wellness serving groups.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

9.

2017 Canada 150th Steveston Ships to Shore Events
(File Ref. No. 11-7400-20-STSH1) (REDMS No. 4755680 v. 6, 4757744, 4762136, 4756411)

 

 

(1)

That the proposed 2017 Tall Ship and Ships to Shore celebrations as detailed in the staff report titled “2017 Canada 150th Steveston Ships to Shore Events,” dated October 8, 2015, from the Senior Manager, Parks, be endorsed for the purposes of event planning and budget preparation;

 

 

(2)

That $895,000 be transferred from the Council Community Initiatives Fund in 2016 to support the event delivery for the 2017 Canada 150th Steveston Ships to Shore Events and that the 2017 Canada 150th Steveston Ship to Shore Events be considered in the 2016 budget process; and

 

 

(3)

That staff make the necessary arrangements for meeting with the National Sail Training Institute in Japan in April 2016 to finalize negotiations as part of the 2017 Tall Ships recruitment process.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

10.

Inter-Municipal Business Licence Bylaws
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-009492/009493; 12-8275-10) (REDMS No. 4741708, 4742887, 4596087)

 

 

(1)

That Inter-municipal Business Licence Agreement Bylaw No. 9493 be introduced and given first, second and third readings; and

 

 

(2)

That Inter-municipal Business Licence Bylaw No. 9040, Amendment Bylaw No. 9492 be introduced and given first, second and third readings.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

11.

Soil Management in the Agricultural Land Reserve
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-009002/009003) (REDMS No. 4757194 v. 4, 4132579, 4122005)

 

 

(1)

That the staff report titled “Soil Management in the Agricultural Land Reserve”, dated October 19, 2015, from the General Manager, Law and Community Safety, be received for information;

 

 

(2)

That the Soil Fill Deposit Regulation Bylaw No. 8094, Amendment Bylaw No. 9002 be introduced and given first, second and third readings; and

 

 

(3)

That the Notice of Bylaw Violation Dispute Adjudication Bylaw No. 8122, Amendment Bylaw No. 9003 be introduced and given first, second, and third readings.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

12.

ODOUR MANAGEMENT FROM ORGANIC WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES IN RICHMOND AND SURROUNDING AREAS
(File Ref. No. 10-6175-02-01, 10-6370-10-02) (REDMS No. 4756818 v. 8)

 

 

(1)

That staff continue to monitor odour issues and work with Harvest Power and Metro Vancouver to develop durable odour mitigation strategies;

 

 

(2)

That a letter be sent to the Metro Vancouver Board expressing the City’s concerns regarding current air quality from local organic waste management facilities and requesting that it investigate the feasibility of implementing an organics management odour control regulation for composting facilities regionally;

 

 

(3)

That a letter be sent to the Metro Vancouver Board requesting that it consider a requirement that member municipalities be limited to disposing organic waste at facilities with air quality permits or approvals; and

 

 

(4)

That a letter be sent to the BC Minister of Environment requesting that Operational Certificates regulating air emissions and odours be required for existing and new municipal facilities managing organic waste.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

13.

National Zero Waste Council – Food Waste Reduction Federal Tax Incentive Proposal
(File Ref. No. 10-6370-10-01, 01-0060-20-NZWC1) (REDMS No. 4775301)

 

 

That the following resolution be adopted and forwarded to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for consideration at FCM’s upcoming Annual General Meeting:

 

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Richmond supports the National Zero Waste Council’s food waste reduction federal tax incentive proposal and urges the Government of Canada to implement tax incentives for food producers, suppliers and retailers to donate unsold edible food.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

14.

Canada 150 Celebration Steering Committee
(File Ref. No. 01-0100-20-CCSC!-01) (REDMS No. 4777603)

 

 

(1)

That a Canada 150 Celebration Steering Committee comprised of three members of Council be established as per the Terms of Reference to help guide Richmond’s Canada 150 Program of activities, events and infrastructure projects;

 

 

(2)

That the Terms of Reference for a Canada 150 Celebration Steering Committee as outlined in the staff report titled “Canada 150 Celebration Steering Committee,” dated October 23, 2015, from the General Manager, Community Services, be endorsed; and

 

 

(3)

That Councillors Bill McNulty, Linda McPhail, and Harold Steves be appointed to the Canada 150 Celebration Steering Committee.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

15.

Dissemination of Assessment and Property Tax Information
(File Ref. No.01-0150-20-BCAA1) (REDMS No. 4775210)

 

 

That the property tax 101 video be promoted through the City’s multimedia channels.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

16.

2016 Utility Budgets and Rates
(File Ref. No. 03-0970-01, 03-1070-03-02) (REDMS No. 4716954 v. 5)

 

 

That the 2016 utility budgets, as outlined under Option 3 for Water and Sewer, Option 2 for Drainage and Diking, and Option 1 for Solid Waste and Recycling, as contained in the staff report titled “2016 Utility Budgets and Rates,” dated October 21, 2015, from the General Manager, Finance and Corporate Services, and the General Manager, Engineering and Public Works, be approved as the basis for establishing the 2016 Utility Rates and preparing the 5 Year Financial Plan (2016-2020) Bylaw.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

2016 Utility Rate Amendment Bylaws
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-009496/009495/009497) (REDMS No. 4779102, 4794733, 4779189, 4779152)

 

 

That each of the following bylaws be introduced and given first, second, and third readings:

 

 

(1)

Waterworks and Water Rates Bylaw No. 5637, Amendment Bylaw No. 9496;

 

 

(2)

Drainage, Dike and Sanitary Sewer System Bylaw No. 7551, Amendment Bylaw No. 9495; and

 

 

(3)

Solid Waste and Recycling Regulation Bylaw No. 6803, Amendment Bylaw No. 9497.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

17.

APPLICATION BY CITY OF RICHMOND FOR A ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS PARK (IB1, IB2) ZONE TO PERMIT AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE AT 7400 RIVER ROAD
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-009500; ZT 15-710092) (REDMS No. 4731741 v. 4, 4731557)

 

 

 

(1)

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9500, for a Zoning Text Amendment to the “Industrial Business Park (IB1, IB2)” zone to permit an indoor shooting range at 7400 River Road, be introduced and given first reading; and

 

 

(2)

That Council, subject to adoption of Zoning Text Amendment Bylaw No. 9500, approve a Permit to operate an Indoor Shooting Range at 7400 River Road, in accordance with Bylaw 4183.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

18.

APPLICATION BY ANWER KAMAL FOR REZONING AT 6571/6573 NO. 4 ROAD FROM SINGLE DETACHED (RS1/F) TO TOWN HOUSING (ZT60) – NORTH MCLENNAN (CITY CENTRE)
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-009491; RZ 11-578758) (REDMS No. 4643140, 2942426, 4745519)

 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9491, for the rezoning of 6571/6573 No. 4 Road from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Town Housing (ZT60) – North McLennan (City Centre),” be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

19.

APPLICATION BY LANDCRAFT HOMES LTD. FOR REZONING AT 7180 RAILWAY AVENUE FROM SINGLE DETACHED (RS1/E) TO COACH HOUSES (RCH1)
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-009291; RZ 14-674043) (REDMS No. 4740452, 4740724)

 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9291, for the rezoning of 7180 Railway Avenue from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Coach Houses (RCH1),” be introduced and given first reading.

 

 

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

 

 

PUBLIC DELEGATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEM

R15/19-5

20.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Council resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on non‑agenda items (7:50 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

With the aid of a video presentation, Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of the Justice Institute of BC, spoke on the Justice Institute’s programs and courses, highlighting that the school is Canada’s leading public safety educator. 

R15/19-6

21.

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Committee rise and report (8:01 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Acting Mayor McPhail announced that Robin Leung and Simon Tang have been re-appointed to the Richmond Public Library Board for a two-year term to expire on December 31, 2017.  Also, she announced that Chasslyn Gillanders, Jordan Oye, and Arseniy Shchedrinskiy have been appointed to the Richmond Public Library Board for a two-year term to expire on December 31, 2017.

 

 

BYLAWS FOR ADOPTION

R15/19-7

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the following bylaws be adopted:

 

Consolidated Fees Bylaw No. 8636, Amendment Bylaw No. 9272

 

 

Alexandra District Energy Utility Bylaw No. 8641, Amendment Bylaw No. 9298

 

 

Oval Village District Energy Utility Bylaw No. 9134, Amendment Bylaw No. 9299

 

 

Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 8856, Amendment Bylaw No. 9486

 

 

Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500, Amendment Bylaw No. 9295
(11220 Horseshoe Way, ZT 15-705936)

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

R15/19-8

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (8:06 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, November 9, 2015.

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Acting Mayor (Linda McPhail)

Corporate Officer (David Weber)

 

 

 

11/10/2015 2:35:33 PM