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Feb 10,2015 Regular Council

Regular Council Meeting
 
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

1.1 Introduction of Art at Council
File: 7705-01

Mayor Clay introduced Green Tree by Fariba Mirzaie, animated by Sofia Samani-Slater, a grade nine student at Port Moody Secondary School and a student at the Caulfield School of Dance.
Salomeh Honarmand, the 2015 Wearable Arts Award Coordinator for the Port Moody Arts Centre, provided background information on Green Tree, created by artist Fariba Mirzaie, a fashion designer and textile artist based in North Vancouver. Green Tree was winner of the Best in Show and People's Choice Awards at the 2013 Wearable Arts Awards.
Ms. Honarmand invited the public to the Wearable Arts Award on February 21 -22, 2015, and the associated two-week Arts Centre Exhibition which begins on February 26.


2. Public Input

Martin Cavin, Port Moody, spoke on item 5.4 of the agenda, noting that he worked as a Power Engineer at the Burrard Thermal Plant for 24 years prior to his retirement in 2013 as a Manager in Operations. Mr. Cavin noted that the Burrard Thermal Plant provides power for peak use times and is the cleanest standby power plant in the entire country. Mr. Cavin noted that the plant is fully paid for, and can supply peaking power at a lower cost than any other available options. Mr. Cavin urged Council to request that the British Columbia Utilities Commission review the proposal to close Burrard Thermal.

Dr. Elaine Golds, Port Moody, spoke in favour of keeping Burrard Thermal open to generate electricity for use during winter months, noting that its strategic location minimizes the risk of natural disasters damaging lengthy transmission lines. Dr. Golds noted that Burrard Thermal's Nitrogen Oxide emissions have been reduced by 90% since the installation of selective catalytic reduction units, making it the cleanest standby power plant currently available. Dr. Golds noted that it costs $55 million to keep a standby plant in Campbell River, whereas it would only cost $14 million to keep Burrard Thermal on standby.

Raman Braich, Port Moody, spoke as a representative of CUPE 825 and expressed their support for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' request for support in their opposition of service cuts. Mr. Braich noted that Canada Post is motivated to privatize the public institution and should be opposed. Mr. Braich implored Council to support the motion to save Canada Post.

RC15/046
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Public Input Period be extended beyond the 15-minute limit.

Adrienne Peacock, Belcarra, requested that Council send a letter in support of the Mayor of Hudson Hope's request to have the Site C Dam project reviewed by the British Columbia Utilities Commission, and noted that the closing of Burrard Thermal will make the Site C Dam project more urgent.

Kim Bockhorst, Port Moody, spoke in support of the Declaration of the ight to a Healthy Environment, and urged the City to commit to making future decisions with consideration for clean air, fresh water, and healthy food.

Pat Kelly Patrick, Port Moody, expressed concerns about the environment and requested that the government divest from dirty energy.

Peter Dasnieres noted that there were sections of the Official Community Plan that contained duplicate information that could be deleted.

3.1 Delegation -1 AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society
Delegation Application: Barb Henham, dated January 20, 2015 / File: 0230-01

Gary Mauris, representing the I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society, gave a presentation on the history of the Society and the initiatives that are currently being undertaken to assist children and youth facing bullying. Mr. Mauris noted that the society launched Canada's first texting platform for youth wishing to seek help in dealing with bullying, which is supported by many corporate sponsors. Mr. Mauris invited everyone to attend the annual Walk 2Talk Event supporting Tri-City Youth, which begins at 11:30am on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Riverside Secondary School in Port Coquitlam.

3.2 Delegation - Tamara Tedesco - Accessibility in Port Moody
Delegation Application: Tamara Tedesco, dated January 20, 2015 / File: 0230-01

Tamara Tedesco, a Port Moody resident who has been blind since birth, spoke to Council about the steps that the City can take to mitigate challenges faced by people who are blind, have low vision, or mobility challenges. Ms. Tedesco noted that Port Moody is a very pedestrianfriendly community, with a walk score of 100, and can make simple changes to accommodate the needs of people with different accessibility challenges. Ms. Tedesco noted that the three most impactful items are 1) accessible pedestrian signals, 2) tactile markings on sidewalks to delineate blended curbs, and 3) protocol around accessibility and safety near construction sites.

Council thanked Ms. Tedesco for her delegation and suggested that she participate on the Advisory Design Panel and/or the Community Care Committee to provide further input on other initiatives.

3.3 Delegation - Blue Dot Movement - Right to a Healthy Environment
Delegation Application: Jennifer Rodriguez, dated January 28, 2015 / File: 0230-01

Jennifer Rodriguez spoke as a representative of the Blue Dot Movement and acknowledged Port Moody's demonstrated commitment to the Environment. Ms. Rodriguez provided background information on the Blue Dot Movement, explained its principles, and highlighted the importance of recognizing the right to a healthy environment as a part of protecting basic human needs. Ms. Rodriguez urged Port Moody to adopt the Declaration of the Right to a Healthy Environment.

4.1 Minutes
File: 0550-05

RC15/047
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the minutes of the Public Hearing held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 be adopted.

RC15/048
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 be adopted.

5. Consent Agenda
At the request of Council, the following item was removed from the Consent Agenda for consideration under section 6:
- 5.4 - Council Resolutions on Burrard Generating Station

RC15/049
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the recommendations contained in the following items presented in the February 10, 2015 Regular Council Consent Agenda be adopted:

-5.1 - Finance Committee Resolutions for Ratification
-5.2 - Moody Ales Brewery Lounge Endorsement
-5.3 - Annual Report on the Use of the Colonel Moody Heritage Costume
-5.5 - Repairs to Ailsa Park Waterpark

 
Recommendation Adopted on Consent:
THAT the following recommendations from the Finance Committee meetings of January 20, 2015 and February 3, 2015 be ratified:
(FC15/001) THAT additional funding in the amount of $25,000, as recommended in the report dated January 9,2015 from Engineering and Parks Services regarding Appieyard Centennial House - Project cioseout and additional funding request, be approved.
AND THAT the funding be allocated from the City Accumulated Surplus account.
(FC15/002) THAT $10,000 be reallocated from project CEN13103 'Overhead street name signs' to project OEN06026 'loco Road Traffic Study' as recommended in the report dated January 9, 2015 from Engineering Services regarding 2014 Projects funding reallocation-loco Road Traffic Study;
AND THAT $5,000 be reallocated from project CEN14111 'MRN street name signs' to project OEN06026 'loco Road traffic study'.
(FC15/006) THAT the proposed budget meeting calendar be endorsed with a Budget Town Hall Meeting scheduled on March 5, 2015.
THAT no budget-specific Ipsos Reid survey be conducted in 2015;
AND THAT the Ipsos Reid survey to be conducted in 2016 include the same budget related questions as were included in the previously conducted survey.
THAT the method for determining which projects are to be included in the 2015 Capital Plan be based on a hybrid approach where Council has the final decision be approved.
THAT the Project Pre-Approval Submissions for Budget Year 2015 be approved with the following changes:
-Remove Item 3: Arts and Culture Master Plan - $45,000
-Remove Item 1: New Community Events (Parade, Picnic and Fireworks) - $70,000
THAT staff proceed with the budget consultation process as recommended in the report dated February 3, 2015 from the Corporate Services Department regarding Public Communication and Engagement Activities for Budget 2015.
AND THAT staff proceed with developing the public communication and engagement material as recommended in the report dated February 3, 2015 from the Corporate Services Department regarding Public Communication and Engagement Activities for Budget 2015.
THAT $10,000 in funding be allocated from the Council Contingency account carried forward from 2014, estimated to be $16,000, to Coquitlam Search and Rescue Society for the replacement of the Society's Mobile Command Centre as identified in the report dated January 6, 2015 from Financial Services Department
THAT $3,500 be allocated from the Council Contingency account carried forward from 2014, estimated to be $16,000, to cover the costs of implementing the Public Consultation Plan for the Tree Protection Bylaw and Tree Management on City Property Policy.

5.2 Moody Ales Brewery Lounge Endorsement
Report: Development Services Department - Building, Bylaw and Licensing Division, dated January 26, 2015 / File: 09-4300-01

Recommendation Adopted on Consent:
THAT staff be directed to advise the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch that the City of Port Moody wishes to opt out of the public consultation process as recommended in the report dated January 26, 2015 from Development Services regarding Moody Ales Brewery's application for Lounge Endorsement.

5.3 Annual Report on the Use of the Colonel Moody Costume
Report: Corporate Services - Legislative Services Division, dated February 3, 2015 / File: 2240-20/AG731

Recommendation Adopted on Consent:
THAT the report dated February 3, 2015 from Corporate Services - Legislative Services Division regarding the Annual Report on the Use of the Colonel Moody Heritage Costume be received for information.

5.4 Council Resolutions on Burrard Generating Station
Report: Corporate Services Department - Legislative Services Division, dated February 3, 2015 / File: 0550-01

RC15/050
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the report dated February 3, 2015 from the Corporate Services Department - Legislative Services Division regarding Council Resolutions on Burrard Generating Station be received for information.

RC15/051
Moved and seconded
THAT the following resolution be endorsed and referred to LMLGA and UBCM for consideration and inclusion:
WHEREAS Burrard Thermal, the largest natural gas-fueled plant in BC with a capacity of 912 MW, is a firm and reliable source of electricity within Metro Vancouver which is strategically located to supply electricity under emergency conditions such as ice storms, forest fires, etc. as well as meet peak demand periods for electricity during the winter months;
AND WHEREAS Burrard Thermal has completed expensive environmental improvements and is the cleanest burning gas-fired plant in BC with regard to nitrogen oxide emissions;
AND WHEREAS BC Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan indicates there may be a lack of system capacity to meet peak demand periods as soon as 2016 and that electricity purchased on the spot market to meet these demands may not be available or could be extremely expensive compared to what it would cost to generate at Burrard Thermal;
AND WHEREAS BC Hydro pays $55 million/yr to a privately-owned 275 MW gas-fired plant in Campbell River to be on standby in the event of emergencies but keeping Burrard Thermal on standby would cost only $14 million/yr than shutting it down;
BE IT RESOLVED that the UBCM opposes the closing of Burrard Thermal and subsequent loss of locally-generated emergency and peak power electricity production;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that UBCM calls for the BC Utilities Commission to conduct an independent review to determine the economic, environmental and logistical impacts of recent electricity production decisions of the province such as the closing of Burrard Thermal and construction of Site C;
AND THAT the City work with knowledgeable local residents such as Elaine Golds and Martin Cavin to develop a position paper to be circulated to Metro Vancouver municipalities asking for their support to oppose the closing of Burrard Thermal.

RC15/052
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the foregoing motion be amended by adding the following clause as the penultimate clause:
"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the UBCM and LMLGA call for the Joint Review Panel to be delayed for one further year to allow the BCUC oversight to occur."

Separation of the last clause of the motion was requested.

(RC15/051a)
The question on the first part of the main motion was put and the motion was CARRIED.

RC15/053
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the last clause of the main motion be amended by adding the following clause:

"AND THAT the whereas clauses, and the resolution clause with "City of Port Moody" replacing "UBCM" be sent to all BC municipalities, to relevant ministries in the Province of BC, BC Utilities Commission, and BC Hydro."

(RC15/051 b)

The question on the last two clauses of the main motion as amended was put and the motion was CARRIED.

5.5 Repairs to Ailsa Park Waterpark
Report: Engineering and Parks Services, dated January 28, 2015 / File: 11-5240-01/Vol 01

Recommendation Adopted on Consent:
THAT the report dated January 28, 2015 from Engineering and Parks Services regarding Repairs to Ailsa Park Waterpark be received for information.

 

City of Port Moody Officers Bylaw, 2013, No. 2951, Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2015, No. 2997, being a bylaw to amend City of Port Moody Officers Bylaw, 2013, No. 2951.

RC15/054
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT City of Port Moody Officers Bylaw, 2013, No. 2951, Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2015, No. 2997 be adopted.

 
City of Port Moody Council Procedure Bylaw, 2014, No. 2988, Amendment Bylaw No. 1, 2015, No. 2998, being a bylaw to amend City of Port Moody Council Procedure Bylaw, 2014, No. 2988.

RC15/055
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the third reading of City of Port Moody Council Procedure Bylaw, 2014, No. 2988, Amendment Bylaw No. 1, 2015, No. 2998 be rescinded.

RC15/056
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the City of Port Moody Council Procedure Bylaw, 2014, No. 2988, Amendment Bylaw No. 1, 2015, No. 2998 be read a third time as amended.

7.3 Zoning Bylaw Text Amendment - Commercial Medical Marihuana Producton and Testing, Prohibited Use
Report: Development Services - Planning Division, dated February 2, 2015 /  File: 6700-20-122
City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw, 1988, No. 1890, Amendment Bylaw No. 228, 2015, No. 2999, being a bylaw to include a definition of "Medical Marihuana Production and Testing Use" and, add that use to the list of prohibited uses in the Zoning Bylaw.

RC15/057
Moved and seconded
THAT Bylaw 2999, cited as City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw, 1988, No. 1890, Amendment Bylaw No. 228, 2015, No. 2999, be read a first and second time as recommended in the report dated February 2, 2015 from Development Services regarding Zoning Bylaw Text Amendment-Commercial Medical Marihuana Production and Testing - Prohibited Use;
AND THAT Bylaw No. 2999 be referred to a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody.

Separation of the motion was requested.
(RC15/057a)
The question on the first part of the main motion was put and the motion was CARRIED.
(Voting Against: Councillors Glumac and Vagramov)

(RC15/057b)
The question on the second part of the main motion was put and the motion was CARRIED.


9.1 Municipal Service Assessment - Cultural Services
Presentation: Fire Chief and Oksana Dexter, Consultant
Report: Municipal Service Assessment - Cultural Services / File: 2737-03

The Fire Chief and Oksana Dexter gave a presentation on the Municipal Service Assessment for Cultural Services.
RC15/058
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Municipal Service Assessment - Cultural Services be received for information.


9.2 Marine Fire Response Options
Presentation: Fire Chief
Report: Fire-Rescue Department, dated January 6, 2015 / File: 14-7200-05

RC15/059
Moved and seconded
THAT further investigation be conducted on Option 2 - Purchasing a Port Moody owned Fire Boat operated by Fire-rescue only, as indicated in the report from the Fire-Rescue Department regarding Marine Fire Response Options dated January 6, 2015.

RC15/060
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the foregoing motion be amended by
1) removing "Option 2 and
2) replacing "operated by Fire-Rescue only" with "for use by Fire-Rescue, Port Moody Police Department, and Operations".

(Voting Against: Councillor Vagramov)

The question on the main motion as amended was put and the motion was CARRIED.
(Voting Against: Councillor Vagramov)

9.3 Proposed Amendments to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2955
Report: Development Services - Planning Division, dated February 2, 2015 / File: 6430-08

RC15/061
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 3001, cited as City of Port Moody Official Community Plan Bylaw 2014, No. 2955, Amendment Bylaw No. 4, 2015, No. 3001 be read a first time.

RC15/062
Moved, seconded and DEFEATED
THAT the draft bylaw be amended by removing change #7 on page 168 of the agenda intended for section 15.5.1.
(Voting Against: Councillors Dilworth, Glumac, Junker, Royer, Vagramov)

RC15/063
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 3001 be read a second time.

RC15/064
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Bylaw No. 3001 be referred to the following agencies for comments:

- City of Burnaby, City of Coquitlam, Village of Anmore, Village of Belcarra
- First Nations including Musqueam Nation, Kwikwetlem First Nation, Sto:lo Nation, Sto:lo Tribal Council, Skawahlook First Nation, Soowahlie First Nation, Seabird Island Band, Shxw'owhamel First Nation, Lyackson First Nation, Penelakut Tribe, Hurqumi'num Treaty Group, Stz'uminus First Nation, Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Lake Cowichan First Nation, Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Katsie First Nation
- School District 43
- TransLink
- Port Metro Vancouver
- BC Ministry of Environment
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada

AND THAT Bylaw No. 3001 be referred to a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at City Hail, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody.

9.4 Transparency in Reporting of Council Expenses
Report: Councillor Diana Dilworth, dated February 3, 2015 / File: 01-0530-01/2015

RC15/065
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
WHEREAS transparency of where and how tax dollars are spent is a priority defined within the City's Long Term Strategic Financial Plan;
AND WHEREAS the formal Schedule of Council Remuneration and Expenses must be forwarded to the Province of British Columbia by June 30th of each year and made available to the public before that date;
AND WHEREAS all levels of government are moving to a higher level of transparency related to elected officials expenditures;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the annual Schedule of Council Remuneration and expenses be posted to the City's website on an annual basis;
AND THAT detailed travel and expense claims be posted to the City's website on a quarterly basis.

9.5 Declaration of the Right to a Healthy Environment
Report: Councillor Rick Giumac, dated February 2, 2015 / File: 0630-01

RC15/066
Moved and seconded
THAT Council support the following motion:

WHEREAS municipalities and regional districts are the governments nearest to people and the natural environment, and therefore share a deep concern for the welfare of the natural environment and understand that a healthy environment is inextricably linked to the health of individuals, families, future generations and communities;
AND WHEREAS fostering the environmental well-being of the community is a municipal purpose under section 7(d) of the Community Charter and a regional district purpose under section 2(d) of the Local Government Act;
The Council of the City of Port Moody declares that:
1.every resident has the right to live in a healthy environment, including the right to:
a.breathe clean air,
b.drink clean water,
c.consume safe food,
d.access nature,
e.know about pollutants and contaminants released into the local environment, and
f.participate in decision making that will affect the environment;

2.the City of Port Moody has the authority, within its jurisdiction, to respect, protect, fulfill and promote these rights;
3.the City of Port Moody will consider the precautionary principle when making decisions: where threats of serious or irreversible damage to human health or the environment exist, the City of Port Moody will consider cost effective measures to prevent the degradation of the environment and protect the health of its citizens, and the absence of full scientific certainty will not be viewed as sufficient reason for the City of Port Moody to postpone such measures;
4.the City of Port Moody will apply full cost accounting: when evaluating reasonably foreseeable costs of proposed actions and alternatives, the City of Port Moody will consider costs to human health and the environment;
5.by 2016, the City of Port Moody will specify objectives, targets, timelines and actions the City of Port Moody will consider, within its jurisdiction, to address the residents' right to a healthy environment under section 1, including priority actions to:
A.ensure infrastructure and development projects of the City of Port Moody and private sector respect the objective of protecting the environment, including air quality;
B.address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and implementing adaptation measures;
C.prioritize walking, cycling and public transit as preferred modes of transportation;
D.prioritize infrastructure and protected water sources for the provision of safe and accessible drinking water;
E.reduce solid waste and promote recycling, re-use and composting;
F.establish and maintain accessible green spaces in all residential neighbourhoods, and protect and conserve nature in public open spaces;
6.the City of Port Moody will review the objectives, targets, timelines and actions of its healthy environment policy every five (5) years, and measure progress toward fulfilling this Declaration; and
7.the City of Port Moody will consult with residents as part of this process.

AND THAT this declaration be forwarded to the Lower Mainland Local Government Association, the Union of BC Municipalities, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and member local governments, requesting favourable consideration by local councils and by delegates at the 2015 annual general meetings of these associations.

RC15/067
Moved, seconded and DEFEATED
THAT item 9.5 be referred to staff for comments on financial and human resource implications.

(Voting Against: Councillors Glumac, Junker, Lahti, Royer, and Vagramov)

RC15/068
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Meeting continue past 10:00pm.

The question on the main motion was put and the motion was CARRIED
(Voting Against: Mayor Clay)

10.1 Request for Support to Save Canada Post
Letter: Canadian Union of Postal Workers, dated January 15, 2015 / File: 0510-01

RC15/069
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the Save Canada Post - Stop the Cuts resolution from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers be endorsed.

11.1 Council Verbal Reports
Councillor Royer noted that she did not support the Official Community Plan and still has reservations, but felt that it was important to move forward.
Councillor Junker noted that February 13, 2015 will be Colonel Moody's 102nd birthday.
Mayor Clay noted that he and Councillor Dilworth attended the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Gala and Business Excellence Award, and congratulated Ken Catton for receiving the Business Leader of the Year Award, and Rocky Point Ice Cream for being a top-five finalist in the Small Business of the Year Award.
Councillor Glumac noted that Heritage Week will be celebrated with an event on February 22 at noon at the Queen Street Plaza, where tours will be conducted of the area.

12.1 Committees, Commissions, and Board minutes
-Environmental Protection Committee Minutes - November 17, 2014
-Library Board Minutes - November 20, 2014

12.2 Council Correspondence for Information
Letter from the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, dated January 29, 2015 regarding the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations; a copy of the letter sent by the Council of Port Moody to the Minister on November 25, 2014 is also included

13. Public Input
Jacquie Boyer, Port Moody, congratulated council on adopting the Declaration of the Right to a Healthy Community.
Martin Cavin, Port Moody, noted that there is currently no Joint Review Panel for Site C nor for Burrard Thermal.

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