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Feb 10,2009 Regular Council

Committee of the Whole
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Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the proposed rate for 2009 of $6.00 be adopted.
Voting Against: Councillors Elliott and Dilworth
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Ms. Debbie Richardson be appointed as the Community Care Committee representative on the Measuring Up Committee.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT a representative from the Youth Focus Committee be appointed to the Measuring Up Committee, as determined by the Youth Focus Committee at their meeting on February 11, 2009.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Ms. Erika Di Salvo be appointed as the Community Care Committee representative on the Tri- Cities Homelessness Task Group.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Councillor Dilworth be appointed as Council representative to the Measuring Up Committee.
Regular Council Meeting
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2.  Public Input
David Whetham, 2204 – 290 Newport Drive, Port Moody, presented Council with a petition containing 845 signatures opposing any amendment to the existing Official Community Plan or adoption of a new Official Community Plan which would condone the rezoning of the Heritage Mountain Shopping Village Site, and/or other sites in the immediate area, to allow for high-rise development.
Jeanette Jackson, representing people wishing to use their own personal trainer at the Port Moody Recreation Complex, requested that Council consider allowing nonstaff personal trainers access to train at the Port Moody Recreation Complex.
Jerome Bouvier, Executive Director, and Brittney Fader, Youth Mentor, PoCoMo Youth Services Society presented Council with an informational DVD and requested that Council consider ways that Port Moody can support efforts to continue to provide outreach support and services to street involved youth in the TriCity area.
Wayne Beggs, President, Port Moody Heritage Society and Jim Millar, Manager/Curator, Port Moody Station Museum, requested Council consideration for support of Heritage as outlined in the recent Federal Budget, and promoted upcoming Heritage Week events taking place February 16 – 22, 2009.
With unanimous resolution of Council, the following motion was considered:
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT February 16-22, 2009 be proclaimed Heritage Week in Port Moody.
Natalie Forester, representing the Port Moody Youth Focus Committee requested $6,000 in financial support be removed from the capital budget moratorium to create a mural to eliminate graffiti and tagging at the skate park in time for BC Youth Week commencing May 1, 2009.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the recently constructed raised median and landscaping on Ioco Road north of Barnet Highway be retained.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Port Moody continue to support Wearable Art through continued event marketing through city publications and partnership support through facility use.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the amended terms of reference of the former Economic, Tourism and Arts Development Committee to an Economic Development Committee concentrating efforts on economic development, as attached to the February 2nd, 2009 report of the City Clerk be approved.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the amendments to the Games Legacy Task Force terms of reference and the Council Committee System Policy, as attached to the report of Councillor Dilworth dated February 2, 2009, be approved for implementation;

AND THAT the appointments to the former Sprit Committee be confirmed for the Games Legacy Task Force.

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT when staff are advised of the urgency of a situation by Council and receive direction to act, they do so immediately and decisively and specifically as it relates to snow clearing on the access road to the Mossom Creek Hatchery.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT staff be authorized at their discretion to attend meetings with Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam for the purpose of discussing the Tri Cities Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Facility.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT staff be directed to decline the offer presented by CGI Communications, Inc. and continue researching other options.
Dan Derpak, Assistant Superintendent, School District 43, spoke to the proposed access road and safety concerns regarding student access to the proposed school site. He indicated a traffic study is being done and agreed to provide Council with a copy of the traffic study when complete.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Village of Anmore be requested to consult with the City of Port Moody in the detailed review of the proposed development of a new middle school with respect to access, connection to the City’s Sewer system, policing, fire protection, pedestrian and trail connections, storm water management and tree protection issues;

AND THAT the Village of Anmore be asked to submit a request to the City of Port Moody for approval to connect to the City’s Sanitary Sewer system for Council’s consideration at a later date;

AND THAT Port Moody supports the construction of the middle school.
6.4 Reimbursement of Expenses of Port Moody’s Chamber of Commerce Council representative
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Port Moody’s representative to the Chamber of Commerce be reimbursed for regular meetings of the Chamber of Commerce.
February 16 – 22, 2009
Proclamation dealt with during Item 3.3.

6.6 Residents’ Concerns Re: Policing Issue

Mayor Trasolini reported that the Port Moody Police Department have taken a very proactive approach to the issue of gang violence. He noted the distinction in responsibilities between the Police and Police Board and Port Moody City Council. Policing issues are the jurisdiction of the Police Department and the Police Board.
Chief Constable Brad Parker confirmed that he will be giving Council and Police Board updates on this issue to ensure transparency with citizens and that they will release to the public all the information that they can.

7.1 Ratification of decisions of Committee of the Whole

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the resolutions of the Committee of the Whole meeting of February 10, 2009 be endorsed as above.

7.2 Recommendations from Finance Committee

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the following resolutions of the Finance Committee meeting of February 3, 2009 be endorsed as follows:
Public Art Project in Moratorium
THAT the following public art projects be excluded from the moratorium:
-$13,500 New Recreation Centre Goalie Mask Display
-$450 Morse Code Signage for Rocky Point Park
-$10,000 Program Management.

THAT staff proceed with the $1,785 Moody Street Planter project.

Adaptive Street Lighting
THAT the City proceeds with the BC Hydro Adaptive Street Light Study with DMD & Associates;

AND THAT staff complete formal agreement with BC Hydro to fully reimburse the city for the study cost of $20,000.

THAT staff proceed with the $1,785 Moody Street Planter project.

10 Public Input
David Spence, 2722 Henry Street, Port Moody inquired as to the status of the arts and tourism components of the Economic Development Committee. He also spoke to the source and historical relevance of street naming in SuterBrook, specifically Brew, Morrisey and Seymour.
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