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Sep 9,2014 Regular Council

 
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1.1 Introduction of Art at Council
Verbal Report: Mayor Clay / File: 7705-01
 
Tonight's Art at Council is a skit from the Venosta Variety Hour, a radio show that will be presented during Culture Days at the end of this month.

Culture Days, now in its 5th year, is a national 3-day celebration of all things arts and culture.

The City has also planned Culture Day events including a public art display and backstage tour of Inlet Theatre. The Library has organized a Banned Books Read-a-thon, the Arts Centre is hosting an Open House and the Station Museum has arranged for a Scavenger Hunt to name just a few. Check out culturedays.ca for a complete listing of free events happening in Port Moody and the Tri-Cities.

A collaboration of the Port Moody Heritage Society and Rebel Haunt Theatre, the Venosta Variety Hour is an old time
Radio Show set in the 1940's and will be performed here in the Inlet Theatre at 4pm on Sunday September 28th.
 
Tickets for the Venosta Variety Hour are free and can be obtained by contacting the Port Moody Station Museum, 504.939.1648 or info@portmoodvmuseum.ca
 
2. Public Input
 

Glenn Cherepak, Port Moody, raised concerns about Council's kneejerk reaction to the complicated issue of new home sizes, and the attempts to make changes to the zoning bylaw to make it difficult or impossible to build homes larger than the disproportionally small old homes that exist on some lots today. Mr. Cherepak requested that Council refer the issue to professionals for problem definition and the development of a planprior to making any changes to the zoning bylaw, or to seeking input from the public. Mr. Cherepak noted that meaningful input cannot come from the public for a problem that is as ill defined as the current "monster home" issue. Mr. Cherepak noted that he does not intend to build a monster home, but fear that Council will prevent him from building a reasonably sized home.

Mark Jauck, Port Moody, noted that he is in the process of building a new home and was recently told by staff that his Basement Development Permit will not be issued as the Floor Area Ratio will now include garages and basements in its calculation.' Mr. Jauck noted that he has a petition signed by 37 people who will be negatively affected by the change to the tune of 50% of their property value. Mr. Jauck noted that the current proposed changes are ludicrous and urged Council to reconsider the current directions to staff in favour of a more grounded response.

Ray Gaucher, Port Moody, noted that while he lives on the upper side of loco Road and is less affected by the proposed changes, he is concerned about how his community is affected. Mr. Gaucher noted that the changes are extremely punitive to property owners on the lower sides of loco Road and Alderside Road, in that they may lose half of the equity in their homes. Mr. Gaucher encouraged Council to consider addressing the issue through setbacks and height restrictions.

Matthew Jauck, Port Moody, noted that contrary to what Council has said about there being no immediate changes to the zoning bylaw, he learned three weeks ago that he can no longer finish the basement for his client whose house is already under construction. Mr. Jauck noted that it would make no difference to the character of the neighbourhood whether the basement is finished or not, as it would not affect the height or size of the building. Mr. Jauck requested that Council explain why the basement cannot be finished.

Bill Bursey, Port Moody, noted that he is building a multi-generational three-storey home for his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. Mr. Bursey noted that given pressures in the real estate market, these large homes will be more prevalent throughout the Lower Mainland. Mr. Bursey noted that the current proposed changes would make it impossible for some homes to be rebuilt after a catastrophic fire, and that view corridors cannot necessarily always be preserved as property owners may plant trees that decades later will obscure their neighbours' views. Mr. Bursey suggested that perhaps the issue can be addressed by placing restrictions on changing the grade of a lot.

RC14/260
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Public Input Period be extended by 15 minutes.
 
Robert Simons, Port Moody, spoke on behalf of the Port Moody Foundation and thanked Council and staff for facilitating the Foundation's wrapping of an electrical box next to Pajo's and Rocky Point Ice Cream in Rocky Point Park.

Russ Black, NextUse Recycling Ltd., requested that Council encourage the private sector do more recycling, send a request to Metro Vancouver asking that waste-to-energy plants be delayed so that more recycling can be taken out of the waste stream.

Grant Hankin, Waste Management Association of British Columbia, requested that Council support the recommendation in Item 9.1 seeking a moratorium on waste-to-energy incineration, so that Extended Producer Responsibility programs can take hold before money is spent on burning recyclables.

Sandy Liles, Port Moody, expressed dismay that the Monster Home issue was addressed in Committee of the Whole rather than at a Regular Council meeting. Ms. Liles raised concerns about the lack of leadership on the Monster Home issue, and that new homes are damaging the existing residents' quality of life, and noted that she is more concerned for the rights of the residents who have lived in the community for a long time than for the rights of the developers.

Caroll Lavallee, Port Moody, submitted a petition on behalf of some residents near the intersection of loco and Guildford, requesting that Council address the issue of motorcycle noise in her neighbourhood.

Gaetan Royer, Port Moody, raised concerns with Council's process for addressing the issue of Monster Homes, noting that the process has been made unnecessarily divisive, pitting neighbours against one another. Mr. Royer noted that an interim plan must be developed to deal with applications that come in prior to changes being implemented. Mr. Royer suggested that a collaborative and neighbourly process be implemented, and that a consultation involving all of Port Moody should be held.

3.1 Recognition Award for Design of Inlet Centre Fire Hall
Verbal Report: Mayor Clay / File: 0290-03
 
The City received news from the architects that designed the Inlet Fire Hall that they have received an award for Fire Station Design Excellence from the Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization (F.I.E.R.O.). F.I.E.R.O. is a not-for-profit organization, put in place to improve firefighter health and safety. They provide educational conferences and organize an annual symposium on the design and construction of fire stations, for fire service leaders and communities that have an interest in the construction of fire stations.
 
I would like to recognize Chernoff Thompson Architects of Vancouver, for the importance of their work and their magnificent vision. Designing a fire station is a daunting task and involves essential pre-planning that must be performed to deliver a successful project - it involves: budget, location, land needs, understanding the community's future land use and transportation plans, community risk and projecting future service demand. An architect must also consider firefighter safety, including their exposure to toxic and carcinogen contaminated materials in the field that are transported back to the station and conveyed to family back in private residences.
 
I would like to express my gratitude to Chernoff Thompson Architects for their outstanding accomplishment and to Fire Captain Remo Faedo and staff, for their countless hours of work and dedication to the creation of Inlet Centre Fire Hall No. 1.
 
3.2 Presentation from Pacific Coast Terminals - Potash
Presentation: Wade Leslie, Vice President, PCT and Andre Olivier, Manager of Engineering, PCT / File: 0510-01
 

Councillor Dilworth left the meeting at 8:05pm citing a potential perceived conflict of interest as she is employed by Pacific Coast Terminals.

Wade Leslie, Vice President of Pacific Coast Terminals, gave a presentation on the various initiatives being undertaken at PCT, including the addition of the waste water treatment facility, the canola handling facility, and potash handling facility and the dredging of the navigation channel. Mr. Leslie provided an overview of potash export, and outlined the benefits to the community at large in terms of job creation, additional tax revenue, and expenditures in the local economy. Mr. Leslie answered questions from Council on the dredging of the navigation channel and the availability of shore power for vessels.

Councillor Dilworth returned to the meeting at 8;28pm.

(presentation)
Delegation Application: Greg Moore, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board dated September 1, 2014 / File: 0480-160-01
 

Carol Mason, CAO of Metro Vancouver, and Paul Henderson, MV's Manager of Solid Waste, jointly gave a presentation on the Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan. The goals of the plan are  1) Minimize Waste Generation and 2) Maximize Reuse, Recycling, and Material Recovery, with residual waste handled by a waste-to-energy facility. Mr. Henderson provided an overview of the feasibility and impact of waste-to-energy facilities, and noted that plans are underway to have a facility operational by 2019. An updated business case for waste-to-energy  facilities will be made available in early 2016, after which will be the issuance of a request for proposal. Ms. Mason and Mr. Henderson answered questions from Council on the public consultation process, the price of electricity, environmental impact, costs, and capacity.

(presentation)
Letter: Green Communities Committee, dated August 22, 2014
Presentation: Manager of Sustainability / File: 6870-01
 
The Manager of Sustainability gave a presentation on the initiatives that enabled the City of Port Moody to achieve carbon neutrality. It was noted that carbon neutrality is a transitional pathway with a goal of internalizing costs associated with greenhouse gas emissions.
 
4.1 Minutes
File: 0550-05
 
RC14/261
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held Monday, December 2, 2013 be adopted.
 
RC14/262
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Tuesday, July 22, 2014 be adopted.
 
RC14/263
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 be adopted.
5. Consent Agenda
Note: Council may adopt in one motion all recommendations appearing on the Consent Agenda or, prior to the vote, request an item be removed from the Consent Agenda for debate or discussion, voting in opposition to a recommendation, or declaring a conflict of interest with an item.
 
At the request of Council, the following item was removed from the Consent Agenda for consideration under section 6:
- 5.5-North East Sector Area Transit Plan - Phase 3 Review
 
RC14/264
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the recommendations contained in the following items presented in the September 9, 2014 Regular Council Consent Agenda be adopted:
 
5.1 - Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion - Hearing Process Changes
5.2 - 2015 Council Meeting Schedule
5.3 - Recreation Services MSA
5.4 - Appointment of Signing Officers
5.6 - 2013 Annual Water Quality Report

5.1 Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion V Hearing Process Changes
Report: Development Services, Sustainability Division, dated August 28, 2014 / File: 13-6870-01/01

Recommendation, adopted on consent:
THAT the City of Port Moody no longer pursue submitting a Notice of Motion to the National Energy Board to request an additional round of questions to Trans Mountain and a minimum 2-month extension for intervenor involvement in the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project Hearing process.

5.2 2015 Council Meeting Schedule
Report: Corporate Services V Legislative Services, dated August 25, 2014 / File: 0550-01-2015

Recommendation, adopted on consent:
THAT the 2015 Council Meeting Schedule be approved as recommended in the report dated August 25, 2014 from Corporate Services V Legislative Services regarding the 2015 Council Meeting Schedule.

5.3 Recreation Services MSA
Municipal Service Assessment V Recreation Services / File: 2737-03

Recommendation, adopted on consent:
THAT the Municipal Service Assessment V Recreation Services be received for information.

5.4 Appointment of Signing Officers
Memo: Manager of Financial Planning, dated August 20, 2014 / File: 05-1940-01

Recommendation, adopted on consent:
THAT, effective September 9, 2014, the signing officers resolution approved on January 14, 2014 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 or Second Acting Mayor
- Kevin Ramsay, City Manager
- Paul Rockwood, General Manager of Financial Services
- Rhonda Anderson, Manager of Accounting
- Juli Kolby, Manager of Corporate Purchasing & Risk Management
- Gorana Cabral, Manager of Financial Planning North East Sector

5.5 Area Transit Plan Phase 3 Review
Report: Engineering and Parks Services, dated August 28, 2014 / File: 16-8330-11-A/Vol 01

RC14/265
Moved, seconded
THAT staff send the following written comments to TransLink regarding the North East Sector Area Transit Plan - Phase 3 Review, requesting that TransLink:
 
1. Ensure residents in the Glenayre, Cecile and College Park Neighbourhood have 15 minute service, rather than the proposed 30 minute services, as these neighbourhoods have some of the highest ridership per bus stop in Port Moody;
2. Not implement bus services on Klahanie Drive;
3. Not alter the existing 160 bus route to Downtown Vancouver;
4. Improve the West Coast Express rail service in frequency, capacity, and hours of operation; and,
5. Upgrade the 701 to B-Line Services levels to improve the Evergreen Line Bus Integration Plan by providing frequent high quality transit service on Lougheed Highway to connect Evergreen Line with Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, and Maple Ridge.

Separation of bullet 2 from the Motion was requested.

The question on the motion to endorse bullets 1,3, 4 and 5 was put and CARRIED

The question on the motion to endorse bullet 2 was put and CARRIED
(Voting Against: Mayor Clay)
 
* I voted against this as this item was for the removal of service from Klahanie, which should have remained an issue for Translink to discuss with residents there.  We have never had any discussion with residents of Klahanie in this regard.
 
 
5.6 2013 Annual Water Quality Report
Report: Engineering and Parks Services, Parks and Public Works, dated August 18, 2014 / File: 11-5600-05-13

Recommendation, adopted on consent:
THAT the report dated August 18, 2014 from Parks and Public Works regarding the 2013 Annual Water Quality Report be received for information.

6. Items Removed From The Consent Agenda

7.1 2015-2016 Community Services Fees
File: 3900-02-1

City of Port Moody Fees Bylaw, 2013, No. 2971, Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2014, No. 2981, being a bylaw to amend the City of Port Moody Fees Bylaw, 2013, No. 2971.

 
RC14/266
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT City of Port Moody Fees Bylaw, 2013, No. 2971, Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2014, No. 2981, be read a first time as recommended in the report dated July 7, 2014 from Community Services regarding 2015t2016 Community Services Fees.
 
RC14/267
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw 2981 be read a second time.
 
RC 14/268
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw 2981 be read a third time.
 
 
File:09-3900-50/Vol 01

City of Port Moody Council Procedure Bylaw 2988, 2014, being a bylaw to establish general procedures for Council and Council Committees to follow in conducting their business.

RC14/269
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the City of Port Moody Council Procedure Bylaw No. 2988, 2014 be now adopted.

7.3 OCP Amendment and Rezoning V 909-911 Clarke Road
File: 6700-20-121 and 3900-02

If referred from the Public Hearing held on September 9, 2014.

City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw 1988, No. 1890, Amendment Bylaw No. 224, 2014, No. 2984 (909-911 Clarke Road)(CD 60), being a bylaw to amend City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw, 1988, No. 1890.
City of Port Moody Official Community Plan Bylaw 2010, No. 2849, Amendment Bylaw No. 11, 2014, No. 2986 (909-911 Clarke Road)(CD 60), being a bylaw to amend City of Port Moody Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2010, No. 2849.

RC14/270
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw 1988, No. 1890, Amendment Bylaw No. 224, 2014, No. 2984 (909-911 Clarke Road)(CD 60) be now read a third time.
 
RC14/271
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT City of Port Moody Official Community Plan Bylaw 2010, No. 2849, Amendment Bylaw No. 11, 2014, No. 2986 (909-911 Clarke Road)(CD 60) be now read a third time.

7.4 Zoning Bylaw Text Amendment V Fish Hatchery
File: 6700-20-124 and 3900-02

If referred from the Public Hearing held on September 9, 2014.

City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw 1988, 1890, Amendment Bylaw No. 225, 2014, No. 2985, being a bylaw to add the definition of Fish Hatchery and to add Fish Hatchery to the list of Permitted Uses in Public Services (P1) zone.

RC14/272
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw 1988,1890, Amendment Bylaw No. 225, 2014, No. 2985 be now read a third time.
 
RC14/273
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw 2985 be riow adopted.

9.1 Notice of Motion:Moratorium on Waste-to-Energy / Garbage Incineration Facility
Report: Councillor Rick Glumac, dated August 29,2014 / File: 6870-01

RC14/274
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
WHEREAS a number of municipalities, including Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and Coquitlam, have requested a moratorium on planning for waste to energy I incineration;
AND WHEREAS the Metro Vancouver board has outstanding questions regarding the business case for incineration;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Port Moody requests that all efforts related to the building a new waste to energy I garbage incineration facility be delayed for a minimum of three years, during which time various disposal bans and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs can mature, a comprehensive analysis of economic and environmental impacts can be prepared, alternative disposal methods can be established, including mixed waste recovery facilities, and to allow for a process of public consultation.
 
RC14/275
Moved, seconded and DEFEATED
THAT a request be forwarded to the Province of British Columbia to add a question on the region-wide referendum (concerning TransLink funding) asking if Metro Vancouver's proposed incineration plan should proceed.
(Voting Against: Councillors Dilworth, Nuttall, and Small, and Mayor Clay)


10.1 Proclamation  Homelessness Action Week
Letter: Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, dated August 1, 2014 / File: 0630-01

RC14/276
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT October 12 to 18, 2014 be proclaimed Homelessness Action Week.

10.2 Proclamation  Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Email: Prostate Cancer Canada, dated August 13, 2014 / File: 0630-01
 
RC14/277
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT September 2014 be proclaimed Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

10.3 Proclamation  Culture Days
Email: Port Moody Arts Centre Society, dated August 25, 2014 / File: 0630-01

RC14/278
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT September 26 to 28, 2014 be proclaimed Culture Days.
 
11. Council Reports
 
Councillor Elliott noted that there will be no Regular Council meeting on September 23, 2014 due to a scheduling conflict with the UBCM, and invited the public to participate in the upcoming Terry Fox Run.

Councillor Dilworth noted that there have been many events held recently, and gave special acknowledgement to the Police Volunteer Awards. Councillor Dilworth noted that volunteers were presented with awards for time that they have devoted to, as an example, Victims' Services. Some volunteers gave up to 200 hours in the last year. Councillor Dilworth thanked them for their efforts.

Councillor Royer reported on the Reading Awards, which is part of a program in which parents encourage their children to read. Councillor Royer also noted that the Links to Literacy Golf Tournament was recently held, and that the Library Space Needs Assessment will soon be available. Councillor Royer commended the Library for being opened more hours than other communities despite having less resources and funding. Councillor Royer noted that it is the final days to have donations to the Mossom Creek Hatchery Fund matched, and encouraged people to make donations.

Councillor Nuttall congratulated the Library Board and Library staff for the changes that began in 2003 and 2004 to increase hours.

Mayor Clay congratulated the Port Moody Arts Centre on the addition of the Centennial Appleyard House, and noting that it will be a great space for artists in the community to learn and work their trade. Mayor Clay also thanked the Police Volunteers for their efforts, and invited the public to participate in the Terry Fox Run to be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Rocky Point Park. Registration begins at 9:00am. Run begins at 10:00am. Mayor Clay also congratulated the SPCA for their successful Paws for a Cause event.

12.2 Council Correspondence for Information 
Letter from Ministry of Health regarding Silver Alert, dated July 16, 2014

12.3 Release of Information from Closed Meetings
The following resolutions have been released from Closed Council meetings:

From the Closed Council Meeting of January 21, 2014:
THAT the report regarding Notification of Purchase V Lots 67, 68, and 69, Plan 2483, Block 11, District Lot 349, New Westminster District, Mercier Road, dated November 25, 2013 from Financial Services be received for information;
AND THAT the lots be zoned P1 and dedicated by bylaw as park land.


 

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