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April 24, 2012 Regular Council

 
Committee of the Whole
 
Agenda                 Minutes
 
Report: Economic Development Committee dated April 18, 2012
File: 0360-20-03
 
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Council direct staff to contact the City of Vancouver and the Coquitlam Farmers Market, and explore opportunities to invite licensed and identified food vendors to Port Moody for the Summer Concert Series in Rocky Point Park.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT staff be directed to prepare a plan designed to divert paper and compostable products generated in our parks from the landfill.
 
 
Report: Economic Development Committee dated April 11, 2012
File: 0360-20-03
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the proposed Evergreen Line/Official Community Plan executive briefing proposed to be hosted by the Economic Development Committee be supported.
Voting against: Mayor Clay
 
I voted against this as I believe that the city has to be very careful in how we are working with the evergreen line project - this is not a city project and if we take the lead , or appear to, then the businesses and residents have an expectation that we will or can deliver on their requests. The project should be leading these meetings with the city as a partner.
 
 
Regular Council Meeting
 
Agenda                  Minutes
 
Letter: New Westminster and District Labour Council dated March 1,2012
File: 0630-01

A minute of silence was observed in recognition of the Day of Mourning on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

1.2 Historical Highlight
Verbal Report: Mayor Clay File: 1914-85
 
April 27th, 1915 - Council of the day introduces the Tax Rate Bylaw.
The 1915 tax rate bylaw adopted the Assessment Roll which valued Port Moody properties at $2,419,831.00.
The total amount to be collected was $42,347.04. That was made up of $4,152.89 to cover payment of debt, $2,500.00 for School Board operations and $35,694.15 for the general purposes of the municipality.
This evening, Council will consider introduction of our Tax Rates Bylaw - total assessed value: $6,720,513,708.00.
Total funds to be collected this year are $30,599,519.00.
That's a 277,626% increase in assessed value - or today's assessed value is 2,777 times greater than in 1915.The percentage increase in funds to be collected over that period is 72,159% - or the funds collected today are 723 times greater than in 1915 Assessed values have increased by 277,626 % while taxes have only increased by 72,159%
 
2. Public Input
Elaine Golds, Port Moody, advised that she was unaware that the Fire Hall location had been moved and that a portion of the stream would be covered. She said that she was working with Julie Pavey on a habitat compensation plan. She advised of her dismay with the plan to build the fire hall over the stream and with the apparent loss of trees around City Hall.
Brent Hilpert, Port Moody, questioned why the trees in front of City Hall are still blue. Mr. Hilpert commented that the novelty had worn off. Staff advised that the trees were originally to remain blue for 3 months. Staff advised that the paint is not harmful to the trees but that rubbing the paint off could be harmful and that it is hoped that the rain will wash away the paint.

 

3.1 Fire Hall #1, Design Presentation PowerPoint Presentation
File: 0760-20-26-12

James Chandler, Senior Project Manager, introduced Rand Thompson and Glenn Peters of Chernoff Thompson Architects. Mr. Thompson provided details on the process of the design, the siting process, and their effort to maximize the efficiency of the footprint.

Detailed site maps were shown. The architects noted that the design is as green as it can be while giving required space to the Fire Rescue Department.
 
Application dated April 3, 2012 Chamber of Commerce Briefing Document File: 0230-20-02
 
Davide Fantillo, Chair, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, discussed inter-municipal mobile business licences. He advised that the Chamber membership had identified business licence red tape as a challenge to business growth and success. The Chamber feels that mobile business licences will streamline the business licence process over multiple municipalities.
This item will be coming back to Council once the funding model has been drafted.
 
Delegation Application dated April 17, 2012 Delegation Application dated April 17, 2012 File: 3080-20-01
 
Tabitha McLoughlin and Matthew Stuart, members of the Coquitlam Farmers Market Society, discussed the proposed Community Garden to be located, at 2101 Clarke Street and 2102-2106 St. Johns Street They requested that the Temporary Use Permitfee be waived (approximately $4,342) and that the City provide water hook-up if required. They discussed the garden design, terms of the land lease, funding options, and the desire to work with the food bank to help their clients grow their own food.
Staff were requested to report back on what assistance the existing community garden receives from the City
 
 
File: 1700-03-10-08/BL2932
City of Port Moody Financial Plan Bylaw, 2012, Bylaw No.2932 a bylaw to establish the 2012-2016 Five Year Financial Plan.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2932 be now adopted.
Voting against: Councillor Nuttall

4.3 2012 Property Tax Rates Bylaw

Report: Corporate Services Department - Financial Services dated April 16, 2012
File: 1700-03-10-08 / BL2933
City of Port Moody Annual Property Tax Rates Bylaw, 2012, Bylaw NO.2933 a bylaw to establish the 2012 annual property tax rates.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2933 be now read a first time.
Voting against: Councillor Nuttall
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2933 be now read a second time.
Voting against: Councillor Nuttall
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2933 be now read a third time.
Voting against: Councillor Nuttall
 
Report: Development Services dated April 24, 2012 File: 0760-20-26-12
 
Moved, seconded
THAT the new Fire Hall be named 'Inlet Centre Fire Hall'.

THAT the City fees associated with the future Development Variance Permit application, Development Authorization application and Building Permit Application be waived;

Separation of the third motion was requested.

The question on the main motion was put and CARRIED.

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT staff continue with plans to hold the Open House event, proposed for May 14, 2012 from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the design plans and comment forms be posted on city's website.

Staff were directed to provide the comment form to Council for review.

PowerPoint Presentation
Report: Development Services - Engineering Division dated April 10, 2012 File: 5400-22
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Council endorse the Pavement Marking Renewal Program as presented in the March 29, 2012 report from the Engineering Division
 
E-mail: Ministry of Children and Family Development dated April 10, 2012 File: 0360-20-021 0500-01
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Community Accord be signed by the Mayor as requested.

6.3 Request for City Sign-off of Road , Dedication for Evergreen Rapid Transit Project - Southwest corner of Mill and Timber Property

Report: Planning and Development Services dated April 17, 2012
File: 8640-03
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign the required legal documents in support of the dedication of a portion of the lands at the southwest corner of the Mill and Timber property as municipal road right-of-way.
 
6.4 Committee Appointments
Verbal Report: Mayor Clay  File: 0360-20-09 / 0360-20-03 1 0360-20-07
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Natasha Reaney be appointed to Heritage Commission;
THAT Jonathan Schaden be appointed to the Economic Development Committee;
AND THAT Madison Martin and Tyler Gibson be appointed to the Youth Focus Committee.
 
Letter: City of Coquitlam dated March 29, 2012 File: 0500-30
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Council write to Nigel Murray, CEO, Fraser Health, to request that Fraser Health engage with the North East sector municipal councils to consult with them on the Eagle Ridge Hospital Master Concept Site Planning Review.
 
Letter: Capital Regional District dated April 3, 2012 File: 1960-01
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the letter dated April 3, 2012 from the Capital Regional District to the Honourable Christy Clark be received.
Voting against: Councillor Royer
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT a letter be sent to the BC Premier, with copies to the Minister responsible for Finance, Community, Sport and Cultural Development, the local MLA, the UBCM and the UBCM member municipalities, which requests that:

the expert panel appointed to review the municipal property taxation of business be amended to include local government representation through UBCM or specific individual local governments;

the staff Municipal Revenue Sources Review at the ministry be a collaborative process involving local government representatives through Government Finance Officers Association of BC (GFOABC), Local Government Management Association (LGMA) or specific municipalities.

File 0630-01
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT April 28, 2012 be proclaimed Day of Mourning.
 
Letter: Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver dated April 5,2012  File 0630-01
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the week of May 6 - 12, 2012 be proclaimed Elizabeth Fry Week

7.1 Committee of the Whole

Moved , Seconded and CARRIED:
that the resolutions of the committee of the whole meetings of April 10 and April 24 be endorsed.

7.3 Recommendations from Finance Committee
 
Moved, seconded
THAT the resolutions of the Finance Committee meeting of April 3, 2012 be endorsed as follows:

Separation of the motion was requested.

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the purchase of 100 Centennial Commemorative Books for $4,000 be funded from the accumulated surplus.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT community grants be awarded for 2012 as per Grants to Organizations Policy #05-1850-1, to be funded from City Manager Vacancy:

POCOMO Meals on Wheels - $1,178.75

Port Moody Ecological Society - $5,500

Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition - $600

Voting against: Mayor Clay and Councillors Dilworth and Small

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the remaining grant applications in the report from Corporate Services Department, Finance Division, dated February 16, 2012 be received.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Community Grants for 2012 in the 2012-2016 Five Year Financial Plan be amended to $7280.
Voting against: Councillor Dilworth
 
9.2 Release of InCamera Decision
 
Metro Vancouver Permitted Users - Metered Sewer Rates

The following resolution was released from the April 10, 2012 In-Camera Council meeting:

THAT the Operations section of the 2012 Fees Bylaw; Sewer User Charges for Metered Users be amended as follows: Sewage volumes shall be determined as follows:

1. For metered (water) users whose sewage output is metered, volume shall be based on the sewer meter readings.
2. For metered (water) users whose sewage output is not metered, volume shall be deemed to be 80% of the volume of water consumed each billing period, as determined by water meter readings.

Charges for sewage volume produced shall be levied at:

the rate of $1.80 per 100 cubic feet for non-Metro Vancouver Waste Discharge Permit holders.
the rate of $1.41 per 100 cubic feet for Metro Vancouver Waste Discharge Permit holders.
 
Metro Vancouver Waste Discharge Permit holders are defined as valid holders of a waste discharge permit granted under the provisions of the Greater Vancouver Sewerage & Drainage District Sewer Use Bylaw No. 299, 2007 (as amended).

The minimum quarterly charge for Sewer shall be $250.00 per water meter.

AND THAT the Council resolution be publicly released.

10. Public Input

Anne Hulbert, Port Moody, advised that she did not realize that the Fire Hall location had changed. She expressed disappointment that the building is now too close to wet lands. She inquired what the public art budget was for the project and what happened with partnerships with other cities.

 

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