June 3, 2015 EDC Meeting
Economic Development Committee
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the minutes of the Economic Development Committee meeting held Wednesday, May 6, 2015 be adopted as circulated.
The agenda was reordered to address item 4.0 at this point.
4.0 Master Transportation Plan
Mark Halpin, Transportation Planner, provided a brief overview of the Master Transportation Plan process, noting that a representative of the Economic Development Committee is needed on the Public Advisory Committee (PAC). Mr. Halpin noted that the PAC will meet three times to provide input and feedback at various stages in the process, and that the first meeting of the PAC is set for Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:00-8:00pm in the 3rd floor Training Room at Fire Hall No. 1.
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Lincoln Penner and Keena Hicken-Gaberria represent the Economic Development Committee on the TransPort Moody Public Advisory Committee.
The agenda order was resumed at this point.
3.1 Council Update
Councillor Dilworth reported that Council has adopted its 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. Staff noted that the Terms of Reference for planning a Mayor’s Business Roundtable event have been issued and further discussion will take place with the Economic Development Committee during the July meeting. Spike Awards Plan
3.2 Spike Awards Plan
Staff distributed copies of a general program outline that has been used in past Spike Awards events for information and discussion. It was noted that there may be an opportunity to do something special during the event this year to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Awards. Suggestions included:
. 10-year retrospective presentation instead of a featured speaker;
. Recognition of businesses that have been operating in the City more than 10 years;
. Recognition of the first Spike Award winners;
. Trade fair or exhibit opportunity in the Galleria featuring business associations such as Shop Port Moody, Chamber of Commerce, Newport Village, Suter Brook, Moody Centre;
. Networking session will be left as a natural networking opportunity rather than a forced networking session; and
. Possible addition of entertainment after the ceremony to allow more networking.
Discussion ensued with regard to the award categories. It was agreed that the Technology and Innovation and Environmental Sustainability categories should remain separate, but should be reworded as follows:
. Technology and Innovation – This business showcases innovation through its use of technology and/or other areas such as business vision, employee engagement and/or product delivery.
. Environmental Leadership – This business is committed to meeting the needs of future generations with their environmental best practices.
Discussion ensued with regard to the addition of a Community Spirit award category. Staff will bring back possible wording suggestions for consideration.
It was agreed that the wording for the Home Based Business category should be reviewed. Staff will bring back some wording options for consideration.
3.3 Tourism Report Review
Report: Councillor Diana Dilworth, Economic Development Committee Chair, dated May 26, 2015 / File: 0360-20-03
Councillor Dilworth reported that the Tourism Subcommittee Report had been unanimously approved at the Committee of the Whole meeting of June 2, 2015.
4.1 Council Strategic Plan
2015-2018 Council Strategic Plan / File: 07-2737-02
Councillor Dilworth provided a brief overview of the 2015-2018 Council Strategic Plan for the committee’s information.
4.2 Official Community Plan – Economic Policies Review
Staff provided a brief overview of the economic policies contained in the Official Community Plan (OCP), noting that the OCP is a longrange (30 years) high-level guide that is meant to provide overarching direction for the City as opposed to specific details. It was noted that the OCP is reviewed approximately every five years.
5.1 Updated Monthly Work Plan
Councillor Dilworth provided a brief overview of upcoming agenda items. It was agreed that Council’s expected discussion and decision on food trucks in Port Moody will be added to an upcoming agenda.
Committee members reported on their upcoming events and activities, including the following:
. Shop Hop Event will be held on June 13, 2015; Shop Local bagscontaining a variety of items from local shops will be given away to the first 250 customers (www.shoplocalportmoody.ca);
. Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament will be held on June 10, 2015 at Westwood Plateau Golf Course;
. Pacific Coast Terminals held a grand opening for its new potash facility on June 2, 2015