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October 17, 2016 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

 

 

General Purposes Committee

Date:

Monday, October 17, 2016

Place:

Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall

Present:

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

Call to Order:

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Special General Purposes Committee held on October 11, 2016, be adopted as circulated.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION

 

1.

application for a new liquor prImary liquor licence – top cup coffee ltd., 6031 blundell road

(File Ref. No. 12-8275-30-062) (REDMS No. 5173863)

 

 

In response to questions from Committee, Carli Edwards, Manager, Customer Services and Licencing, stated that the Land Use Contract for the property limits occupancy to 70 patrons and rezoning would be required to change the occupancy limit and that complaints regarding neighbourhood pubs go through Community Bylaws and the RCMP who also notify Community Bylaws of any issues.

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the application from Top Cup Coffee Ltd., doing business as, Top Cup, for a new Liquor Primary Licence to operate a Neighborhood Public House, be supported only for:

 

 

 

(a)

A Neighborhood Public House with an indoor & patio seating and standing capacity of 70 patrons;

 

 

 

(b)

Liquor service hours for Sunday to Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.; and

 

 

 

(c)

Family Foodservice to permit minors in all licensed areas until 10:00 p.m. when accompanied by a parent or guardian;

 

 

(2)

That a letter be sent to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch advising that:

 

 

 

(a)

Council supports the amended conditions as listed above, for a new Liquor Primary Liquor Licence as the issuance will not pose a significant impact on the community; and

 

 

 

(b)

Council’s comments on the prescribed criteria (set out in Section 10.3 of the Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation) are as follows:

 

 

 

 

(i)

The potential for additional noise and traffic in the area was considered;

 

 

 

 

(ii)

The impact on the community was assessed through a community consultation process; and

 

 

 

 

(iii)

Given that this is a new business, there is no history of non-compliance with this operation;

 

 

 

(c)

As the operation of a licenced establishment may affect nearby residents the City gathered the view of the residents as follows:

 

 

 

 

(i)

Property owners and businesses within a 50 meter radius of the subject property were contacted by letter detailing the application, providing instructions on how community comments or concerns could be submitted; and

 

 

 

 

(ii)

Signage was posted at the subject property and three public notices were published in a local newspaper. This signage and notice provided information on the application and instructions on how community comments or concerns could be submitted; and

 

 

 

(d)

Council’s comments and recommendations respecting the view of the residents are as follows:

 

 

 

 

(i)

That based on the number of letters sent and the few responses received from all public notifications, Council considers that the approval of this application is acceptable to the majority of the residents in the area and the community.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION

 

2.

harvest power air quality permit Review

(File Ref. No. 10-6175-02-01) (REDMS No. 5187262 v. 2)

 

 

In reply to queries from Committee, Peter Russell, Senior Manager, Sustainability and District Energy, advised that (i) Harvest Power is active with their own communication program with the intent to resolve odour issues (ii) Vancouver Coastal Health has not yet been formally approached regarding public health concerns over odour complaints (iii) Harvest Power has taken action on some areas where major odours are caused and appears committed to resolving further issues (iv) Metro Vancouver has been receptive to the City of Richmond’s feedback and are engaging with the operator to find a solution and (v) Vancouver Coastal Health has been working with Metro Vancouver to establish odour standards.

 

 

Carli Edwards, Manager, Customer Services and Licencing, in response to a question from Committee, stated that Harvest Power has renewed their business licence for 2016 and that currently there are no apparent breaches of City bylaws or conditions of the licence that would warrant a suspension.

 

 

Discussion ensued with regard to alternative facilities available to accept organics in the Lower Mainland and communication with the public concerning the City’s responses to odour complaints.

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That a letter be sent to the BC Minister of Environment and Harvest Power expressing the City’s expectation that measures to eliminate odours in the community be prioritized and expedited;

 

 

(2)

That a letter be sent to Metro Vancouver expressing the City’s expectations that:

 

 

 

(a)

Metro Vancouver appropriately resource its enforcement program to bring the facility into compliance with permit conditions;

 

 

 

(b)

Metro Vancouver negotiate with Harvest Power new infrastructure and upgrades necessary to eliminate odours and present the financial implications and alternatives to the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors; and

 

 

 

(c)

Metro Vancouver improve opportunities for the public to share concerns about odour and implement a transparent system that publicly reports the severity and frequency of odour complaints and the measures to be undertaken to address the public’s concerns;

 

 

(3)

That a formal response from Vancouver Coastal Health be sought in response to public health concerns relative to odours.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION

 

3.

britannia seine net loft washroom facilities

(File Ref. No. 06-2050-20-BSYD-SL) (REDMS No. 5178979 v. 7)

 

 

Discussion ensued with regard to (i) the installation and potential set up for future facilities and facility uses (ii) the configuration of the washroom facilities proposed and (iii) events and programming held at Britannia and the intended use of the loft space.

 

 

Staff were directed to provide information regarding events that have been programmed over the last few years at Britannia prior to the next Council meeting.

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

(1)

That the construction of washroom facilities as detailed in Option 1 of the staff report titled, “Britannia Seine Net Loft Washroom Facilities” dated September 27, 2016, from the Senior Manager, Parks, be approved; and

 

 

(2)

That the Britannia Seine Net Loft Capital Project in the amount of $393,014 be included in the 2017 Capital Budget, as described in the staff report titled, “Britannia Seine Net Loft Washroom Facilities” dated September 27, 2016, from the Senior Manager, Parks.

 

 

CARRIED

Opposed: Cllr. Steves

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (4:40 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Monday, October 17, 2016.

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Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Chair

Amanda Welby
Acting Legislative Services Coordinator

11/2/2016 10:32:26 AM