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Jan 8,2013 Regular Council

 
 
Regular Council
 
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1.1 Art at Council
Verbal Report: Mayor Clay / File: 7705-01

You may recognize tonight's Art at Council. You may have seen it on a much larger scale, as a vinyl wrap, on one of the City's four waste collection vehicles. The artwork by James Mah is called The Glory of the Earth is in Your Hands. The motif depicts the transformation of garbage; the blue represents garbage, the yellow represents the world of unspoiled nature and the narrow red field in the centre emphasis the trash container as the symbol for affecting change through proper garbage management.

The vinyl wraps on the four waste collection vehicles are part of the City's Public Art inventory. There are over 35 pieces of Public Art throughout Port Moody.

The City has partnered with the Port Moody Arts Centre in creating a Public Art in Port Moody exhibit. The exhibit will showcase public art in

Port Moody, as well as, the public art process., The exhibit runs January 10th through February 17th with the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 10th from 6 to 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend! More information can be found online www.pomoarts.ca.

Tonight we have even more art to highlight during the Art at Council segment. We are pleased to show some artwork by students of Heritage Mountain Elementary School. I'd like to invite Shannon Cooper to the podium to tell you about this project.

Shannon Cooper, chair of the PAC at Heritage Mountain Elementary School gave an overview of the community fundraising efforts for a new playground, noting that students have raised $30,000 to date, with $70,000 to go. Ms. Cooper presented the mural art that has been published in a calendar and on art cards to be sold as part of the fund raiser. The calendar and cards will be available for purchase in the Galleria for the evening and then at the school.

Mayor Clay thanked Ms. Cooper for her presentation and expressed his appreciation for the stUdents; work, noting that this initiative highlights the fact that Port Moody is the City of the Arts.'

1.2 Historical Highlight, Centennial 2013
Verbal Report: Mayor Clay/ File 1485-015

Former Port Moody Mayor and Alderman, Norman (Norm) Patterson, passed away on December 24, 2012 in North Vancouver.

Norm and his family moved to Glenayre when it was a new subdivision and he was a founding member of the Glenayre Community Association.

In the 1970s, Norm became very active in local politics and was elected as Alderman in 1971.

During that time, he keenly promoted recreational needs in the community, became Director of the Port Moody Community Athletic Society and President of the Port Moody Aquarians swim club.

He was also instrumental in development of the Port Moody Curling Club.

In 1975, Norm became Mayor, during which time the City underwent development of Port Moody's North Shore.

As well as being Chair of the Port Moody Police Board during his time as Mayor, he continued on the Board for several years.

Norm was a dedicated community member for many years and passionately believed that people could make a difference politically and personally. He remained in awe that a "small town boy from Manitoba could become Mayor".

In recent years, the Pattersons moved to the North Shore but "his heartwas always in Port Moody", according to his wife, Sylvia.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on January 29th from 2- 4 pm at the Vancouver Golf Club, where Norm was a proud member for 40 years. City flags will be lowered to half-staff the day of the Celebration.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations to a charity of one's choice.

2. Public Input

Jillian Hull, Belcarra, noted that a group of over 40 people gathered at the Port Moody Arts Centre on January 3, 2013 to offer feedback on the Official Community Plan and the special study areas designation. She advised that the information gathered at this event will be forwarded to Council for consideration. Ms. Hull also invited everyone to attend theChase Away the January Blues event at the Arts Centre on January 23, 2013 at 6:30pm, where there will be a local blues band, a re-gifting gift exchange, and an artist trading card table.

Stan Laniuk, Port Moody, expressed his displeasure with the designated bike lane painting in Glenayre, noting that there are no cyclists in the area and that the painting was done at an inconvenient hour.

Wendy Smith, Port Moody, requested information on the proposed property tax increase, expressing concerns that her above-average property value will result in tax increases greater than the estimate per household increase.

Raymond Mayer, Port Moody, expressed concerns with the application and processes for the Board of Variance, and provided input on how the process can be improved.

Peter Dasnieres requested information on the 6 storey building heights referenced in the draft OCP, and noted that he and his neighbours would prefer to keep the maximum building height at 3 storeys in the Moody Centre area.

 

Delegation Application dated December 7,2012 / File: 0230-01
 
Anna Levy, Co-artistic Director and Gregory Myers, Secretary, Yarilo Music Society requested a fee waiver for access to the Inlet Theatre and in-house technical facilities for the June 16, 2013 Port Moody Centennial celebration concert and the annual Yarilo scholarship fundraising concert scheduled to take place the following week, as well as a third concert later in the year, featuring a local pianist of great renown. Mr. Myers noted that the Yarilo Music Society would like to establish a concert tradition in Port Moody, and create a series that would become Port Moody's "concert-in-residence." Ms. Levy spoke about the important role of music in day-to-day life, and suggested that Council allow a grand piano to be acquired for the Inlet Theatre through corporate donations.
 
PowerPoint Presentation / File: 0230-20-02

Michael Hind, Executive Director, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, reported on the Chamber's 2012 activities and 2013 plans. Mr. Hind outlined the activities in 2012, providing information on the visitor information centre, the mayors' barbecue, the minister's luncheon, and membership numbers. 2013 plans include sponsoring a Port Moody Centennial event, reviewing membership structure, and increasing business engagement. Mr. Hind invited Council to attend the 2013 Gala to be held at the Red Robinson Show Theatre on January 26, 2013.

File: 0550-05
 
Moved and seconded
THAT the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 be adopted.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the foregoing motion be amended by adding with the amendment that the words 
"AND THAT the annual report include dividers on St. George Street" on page 11 be deleted

and the words

"AND THAT the work plan include dividers on St. George Street" be substituted therefor.

The question on the motion as amended was put and CARRIED.

File: 0634-20/6700-20-109/ BL2939
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Report of the Public Hearing held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 be received.
 
File: BL2948/ 3900-02-01
"Columbia Street Road Closing Bylaw, 2012, No. 2948" a bylaw required as part of the process of transferring that portion of land to Canadian Pacific Rail through the British Columbia Transportation Financing Authority (BCTFA) as part of the Evergreen Project.

There was no public input.

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2948 be now adopted.

4.4 Administrative Amendment Corporate Policy 1-0110-2 - Designation of Municipal Employees Filing Financial Disclosure Statements

Memorandum: Deputy City Clerk dated January 2,2013 / Corporate Policy 1-0110-2 / File: 0350-01

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Corporate Policy 1-0110-2, Designation of Municipal Employees Filing Financial Disclosure Statements,  as attached to the January 8, 2013 Regular Council agenda, be approved.

4.5 Appointment of Signing Officers

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT effective January 8,2013, the Signing Officers Resolution, approved on December 6, 2011, be rescinded;
AND THAT the Signing Officers for all the City Bank Accounts be any two of the following:
Mayor Clay or, in the absence of the Mayor, the Acting Mayor
Kevin Ramsay, City Manager
Paul Rockwood, General Manager of Financial Services
Mark Roberts, Manager of Financial Services
Rhonda Anderson, Budget Advisor
Laura Turner, Finance Supervisor
 
File: 1690-15-02 / Memorandum: Deputy City Clerk dated January 2, 2013
 
"City of Port Moody Officers Bylaw, 2013, No. 2951" a bylaw to establish officer positions and assign powers, duties and functions to its officer positions.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2951 be now read a first time.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2951 be now read a second time.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2951 be now read a third time.

4.7 OCP Amendment to Include Special Study Area Designations

Report: Development Services, Planning Division, dated December 19,2012 / File: 6970-07 I BL2950
"City of Port Moody Official Community Plan, 2010, No. 2849 , Amendment Bylaw No.9, 2012, 2950" a bylaw to designate Special Study Areas in the Official Community Plan.
 
Moved. seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2950 be now read a first time.
Voting against: Councillor Royer
 
Moved. seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2950 be now read a second time.
Voting against: Councillor Royer
 
Moved. seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 2950 be referred to a Public Hearing to be held on January 22, 2013 at City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody.
 
Report: Corporate Services. Legislative Services. datedDecember 19.2012 / File: 0350-01
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the recommended changes to Corporate Policies 1-0300-1 (Flag - Memorial Display) and 1-0300-3 (Municipal Flag Sales) as outlined in and attached to the December 19, 2012 Legislative Services report be approved.
 
Letter: Greg Moore. Chair. Metro Vancouver Board dated December 21. 2012
 
Moved. seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Council of the City of Port Moody consents to the repeal of the Greater Vancouver Regional District Mosquito Control Administration and Coordination Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1034, 2005 and consents to the adoption of the Greater Vancouver Regional District Bylaw to Repeal the Mosquito Control Administration and Coordination Service (Bylaw No. 1179, 2012).
 
Report: Corporate Services, Human Resources Division, dated December 20, 2012 / File: 2660-07

For clarification, it was noted that the budgetary impact is an annual cost revised from $36.628 to $39.920.

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Port Moody Council consents to the terms and conditions of withdrawal from the Greater Vancouver Regional District Labour Relations Service Bylaw No 1182, 2012 and approves the adoption of the Greater Vancouver Regional District Labour Relations Service Bylaw No 1182, 2012 by providing consent on behalf of the electors.
 
Memorandum: Deputy City Clerk dated January 2, 2013 / File: 0230-20-02
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the 2013 fee for service invoice in the amount of $7011.27 be paid to the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce.
 
Memorandum: Deputy City Clerk dated January 2, 2013
Letter: Federation of Canadian Municipalities dated October 24, 2012 / File: 0230-25
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the 2013 - 2014 FCM membership invoice be paid in the amount of $4,741.95, without the $577.06 optional contribution towards a travel fund that supports participation from smaller communities.
 
6.3 Committee Appointment - Port Moody Public Library Board Representative to the Arts and Culture Committee
Verbal Report: Mayor Clay / File: 0360-20-43
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Rosario Pass os be appointed to the Arts and Culture Committee as a Library Board representative.

8.1 Notice of Motion - Trans-Canada Trail

Councillor Glumac submitted the following notice of motion:

THAT Port Moody Council supports, in principle, the creation of an east-west multi-use pedestrian/cycling pathway along the north side of Clarke Street, to connect to and become part of the TransCanada Trail;
AND THAT staff report back on various options to facilitate this.

8.2 Staff Verbal Reports

Tim Savoie, Acting City Manager, introduced Neil Carley, General Manager of Engineering, Parks & Operations.

9.1 Resolution and Response Letters of Council

Minister of Health - MCV4 - Meningococcal Vaccine

10. Public Input

There were no speakers present.

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