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Feb 13,2007 Council Meeting

Committee of the Whole
 
 
 

5.1 Report  Games Legacy Task Force dated February 7, 2007

 

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT staff be authorized to proceed with an application for a Port Moody Spirit of BC Community Committee, with the recommendation that Councillor Shannon Watkins be appointed chair;
AND THAT staff be authorized to make the appropriate housekeeping amendments to the committee terms of reference.

 

 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the City encourage School District 43 to:
1. achieve maximum use of school facilities for the benefit of the community;
2. encourage the School Board to apply for the School Community Connections Program grant to explore those opportunities.
 
 
Regular Council Meeting
 
Agenda       Minutes
 
2. Public Input
 
Fae Logie, 836 Alderside Road, requested that the new electrical kiosk for the Alderside Road sanitary lift station project be relocated from its current location as it negatively impacts the aesthetics of her home as it is located on the waterfront edge of her property.

Caroline Parker, 2619 Jane Street, Chair of the Moody Elementary Parent Advisory Committee spoke in opposition to School District 43ís proposal to close Moody Elementary and requested Councilís support in persuading the School Board not to close Moody Elementary.

Reese Harding, Carleton Drive, representing the College Park School Closure Committee spoke in opposition to School District 43ís proposal to close College Park Elementary and urged Council to discuss joint use facility agreements with the School District as a means to keeping the school open.

Kathy Burton, 538 Yale Road, spoke in opposition to School District 43ís proposal to close College Park Elementary and requested Councilís assistance in persuading the School Board not to close the school.

 

Mr. Sandy Burpee, representing the Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group to request that Council appoint a Council representative to the task group and that the city provide administrative support to the task group in concert with the City of Coquitlam and the City of Port Coquitlam on a one year rotating basis.
 
Development Variance Permit Application No. 2007-68
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT staff be authorized to issue Development Variance Permit No. 2007-68 subject to the required documentation having been submitted to the satisfaction of staff; and
THAT the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to execute the necessary legal documents required in support of this application.

Voting Against: Councillor Clay

The Acting Mayor advised of the cityís request to meet with the School District to discuss potential school closures and the School Districtís response to meet after February 27, 2007. She advised that she would be attending the School Districtís February 20, 2007 public meeting on this matter and noted it is the last public input opportunity before the School Board makes its decision on whether to close several schools within District 43. She further advised that a letter from the city, outlining its concerns over the potential school closures would be provided to the School District.

6.1 ADDITIONAL appointments to 2007 standing, select and statutory committees
Verbal Report - Acting Mayor Lahti
 
Standing Committee:
The Acting Mayor appointed Wayne Petrie to the Traffic Safety Committee.
 
Select Committees:
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the following appointments be made to the Parks and Recreation Commission:
Jenni Weston-Govett
Doug Simons
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the following appointment be made to the Fire Department Advisory Committee:
Mike Shefley
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the following appointments be made to the Youth Focus Committee:
ē Jason Kim
ē Sheldon Wallace
 
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Council approves the application for a training grant through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.
 
6.3 Fee for service - arts connect
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT ArtsConnect be brought into a Fee for Service Agreement for 2007 with funding to be determined by the Finance Committee.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT Finance Committee consider a multi-year Fee for Service Agreement with ArtsConnect during the 2008 budget deliberation process.
7.1 Ratifications from Committee of the Whole
(see above)
 
7.2 Ratifications from finance committee
Verbal Report: Acting Mayor Lahti

 

Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT endorsement of the Finance Committee resolution relative to the grant to the Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group be considered separately.
Voting Against: Councillor Rockwell
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the resolutions of the Finance Committee meeting of January 30, 2007 be endorsed as follows:
 
THAT staff be authorized to apply to the Canada-British Columbia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund Program for funding for the development of an asset management program;
 
AND THAT funding of $167,000, funded equally from the General Revenue Fund, Sewer Reserves and Water Reserves, be allocated as the city partnership contribution as outlined in the Finance Committee Report dated January 24, 2007.
 
THAT the ArtsConnect grant application be removed from the 2007 grant process;
AND THAT staff submit a Fee for Service policy recommendation to Council for consideration for future years.

THAT an $8,000 grant be allocated to the Port Moody Senior Housing Society (Legion Manor).

THAT a $1,725 grant be allocated to the POCOMO Meals on Wheels Society.

THAT a $4,000 grant be allocated to the Port Moody Ecological Society.

THAT a $1,200 grant be allocated to the Port Moody Senior Secondary School for the granting of two $600 scholarships.

THAT a $350 grant be allocated to the Kyle Centre Fencing Club for the purchase of fencing equipment.

THAT a $500 grant be allocated to the Port Moody Soccer Club to assist the Girls U17 Wildcats in attending a tournament in Walnut, CA.

THAT $3,604 be held for future grant consideration.

THAT the TransLink grant funding that was denied for the Ioco Corridor Traffic Study be funded from the MRN Operations, Maintenance and Rehabilitation Reserve.
 
Moved, seconded
THAT the Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group be allocated a $1,680 grant based upon the Simon Fraser Funding Formula, subject to confirmed funding from the City of Coquitlam and the City of Port Coquitlam based on that same formula.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the foregoing motion be amended to remove reference to the ďSimon Fraser Funding FormulaĒ.
 
The motion as amended was then put and carried as follows:
THAT the Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group be allocated a $1,680 grant subject to confirmed funding from the City of Coquitlam and the City of Port Coquitlam.
 
8.1 Reports from Council
 
Councilor Clay - in support of Fraser Burrard Restorative Justice Society
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
THAT the proposed resolution regarding funding of restorative justice programs be added to the agenda.
 
Moved, seconded and CARRIED
 
WHEREAS Restorative Justice Programs have been highly successful in addressing first time offender crimes and have achieved a low occurrence of repeat offenders;
 
WHEREAS Restorative Justice Programs lower the number of cases being referred to the courts and result in cost savings in both the operations of the courts and in the corrections systems for the Province of British Columbia;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the UBCM urge the Ministry of Attorney General to provide on-going funding of Restorative Justice Programs.
 
Council directed that the foregoing motion be forwarded to both the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the Lower Mainland Local Government Association.
 
9.3 Release of In Camera

In-Camera resolution from the January 23, 2007 Special In-Camera Council meeting approved for public release:

BC SPIRIT SQUARE GRANT PROGRAM
 
THAT staff prepare a report to Council seeking a resolution to apply for Phase 1 funding for the BC Spirit Square Program.
 
 
 
10 Public Input
 
Dawn Cartwright, 215 Balmoral Place, Vice Chair of Coronation Park Elementary Parent Advisory Committee spoke against School District 43ís proposal to close Coronation Park Elementary and submitted an information package to Council.
 
Denise Lumagbas, 243 Balmoral Place, spoke against School District 43ís proposal to close Coronation Park Elementary.
 
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