Week in Civic Affairs: Council, Public Hearing, Park Board Meetings April 13-15: 508 Helmcken (New Yaletown), Cambie Corridor Phase 3, bottled water ban and more

City Hall South sideVancouver City Council is scheduled to meet on April 14 and 15 (Tues/Wed), an important Public Hearing will be held on April 14 (Tues), and a Park Board meeting April 13 (Mon), 2015.

The Regular Council meeting of Tuesday, April 14th will review the scoping for the Phase 3 of the Cambie Corridor plan. This work will impact the neighbourhoods of Riley Park, South Cambie, Marpole and Shaughnessy, as Oak Street is also included in the study area. A “Neighbourhood Energy Strategy” report will also be presented. This may dovetail with plans to have more centralized (and privatized) energy plants in the City.

The Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 14th will begin at 6pm and the only item is 508 Helmcken. This is City Hall’s second Public Hearing on a proposed 36-storey tower in New Yaletown. The CD-1 bylaw for this property was struck down by the B.C. Supreme Court in January 2015. The parameters for the project remain unchanged; the staff report has been slightly expanded to include details that were omitted from the original Public Hearing in 2013. Further information about this proposal can be found on the Community Association of New Yaletown website, which won the first round against the City in Court. The City has appealed that decision and the City is still racing forward with this hearing even though the appeal has not had its day in court yet.

The City Finances and Services Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 15th will review the City’s 2014 Annual Financial Report. The approval of additional density in the controversial 1099 Richards Street Development Permit will be examined; this project was approved by the Development Permit Board on Tuesday April 7th (this is part of the New Yaletown land swap deal with 508 Helmcken; the first Development Permit was struck down by the BC Supreme Court).

There will be a Park Board meeting on Monday night, April 13th, starting at 7pm. The Green Party Commissioners will try to introduce a motion to examine a ban on bottled water in Park Board facilities; if this motion is accepted then speakers will be likely heard at the next meeting on April 27th.

For reference, we’ve reproduced the meeting agendas below:
Direct links (please use these links for the latest official agendas):

NOTICE OF MEETING

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

For information please call Terri Burke, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.871.6399 or e-mail teresita.burke@vancouver.ca

or Laura Kazakoff, Meeting Coordinator at 604.871.6353, e-mail laura.kazakoff@vancouver.ca

AGENDA

ROLL CALL

PROCLAMATION – Daffodil Month

IN CAMERA MEETING

THAT Council will go into meetings later this week which are closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraphs:

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the city or another position appointed by the city;

(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the Council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city;

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the city;

(j) information that is prohibited, or information that if it were presented in a document would be prohibited, from disclosure under section 21 [disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party] of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

  1. Regular Council – March 24, 2014
  2. Public Hearing – March 24 and 26, 2015
  3. Regular Council (Planning, Transportation and Environment) – March 25, 2015
  4. Chauffeur’s Permit Appeal Hearing – March 31, 2015

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

REPORT REFERENCE

  1. Neighbourhood Energy Strategy – Implementation Update

Brian Crowe, Director of Water, Sewers and District Energy, to present on this matter.

  1. Cambie Corridor Phase 3 Scope of Work

Brian Jackson, General Manager of Planning and Development Services, and Susan Haid, Assistant Director, Vancouver-South, to present on the attached Policy Report dated April 3, 2015.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Business Licence/Chauffeur’s Permit Hearings – June to December 2015
  2. Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements for 2014 General Local Election – Failure to File
  3. Vancouver Heritage Foundation 2014 Annual Report Appendix B – Financial Statements, Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Requires eight affirmative votes

  1. Lease of 58 West Hastings Street to Portland Housing Society for Temporary Use for Gardens and Agriculture Programs
    Requires eight affirmative votes

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

BY-LAWS

LINK TO BY-LAWS

  1. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 5443 West Boulevard
  2. A By-law to amend Vehicles for Hire By-law No. 6066 regarding chauffeurs’ permits and part-time taxicabs
  3. A By-law to amend Ticket Offences By-law No. 9360 regarding housekeeping amendments related to the Water Shortage Response By-law and the Water Works By law

MOTIONS

  1. Administrative Motions
  2. Approval of Form of Development – 7298 Adera Street

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

  1. Approval of Form of Development – 4412-4488 Cambie Street

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

  1. Motions on Notice
  2. Request for Leave of Absence – Councillor Stevenson

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

  1. Request for Leave of Absence – Councillor Affleck

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTER

* * * * *

NOTICE OF MEETING

PUBLIC HEARING

AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
TIME: 6 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

 

AGENDA

 

ROLL CALL

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

  1. REZONING: CD-1 Rezoning – 508 Helmcken Street

Summary and Recommendation

Draft By-law – Zoning and Development

Draft By-law – Sign

Policy Report dated March 10, 2015

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

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NOTICE OF MEETING

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON CITY FINANCE AND SERVICES

AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

PRINTABLE AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL 

PRESENTATION – Poetry Challenge – Rachael Rose, City of Vancouver Poet Laureate

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1.       FIFA World Cup Hosting Plan

Presentation by Michelle Collens, Manager, Vancouver Sport Hosting.

2.       2014 Annual Financial Report PDF

3.       Proposed Amendment to Subdivision By-law 5208 – Reclassification of 417N. Kootenay Street and 3586 Trinity Street PDF

4.       2015 Cultural Grants Allocations PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

5.       2015 Community Services, Social and Innovation Grants PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

6.       Referral to Council for Approval: Development Permit Board’s Conditional Approval of Floor Space Ratio increase for Social Housing for 1099 Richards Street (DE418881) and

Related Housing Agreement PDF

Where applicable, interested parties have been notified regarding the above noted items.

* * * * *

NOTICE

A Regular Council meeting will be convened immediately following the Standing Committee meeting.

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

AGENDA

ROLL CALL

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

1.       Standing Committee of Council on City Finance and Services

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Approval of recommendations and actions.

Note: Items 4 and 5 require eight affirmative votes.

* * * * *

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION
PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING

AGENDA (Updated: April 7, 2015 )

Date:
Monday, April 13, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm
Place:
Park Board – Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Printable Agenda

PLEASE NOTE:


ROLL CALL

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

  1. Park Board Committee Meeting –March 2, 2015
    2. Park Board Committee Meeting – March 23, 2015

CHAIR’S REPORT

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

  1. PRESENTATION: Bright Nights in Stanley Park Burn Fund
  2. REPORT: Healthy Local Food Field House Residencies – Norquay and Strathcona License Agreements
  3. REPORT: Urban Agriculture Proposals – Barclay Heritage Square and Kensington Community Centre

* * * * *

NOTICE

A Regular Board meeting will be convened immediately following the Park Board Committee meeting.

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

AGENDA

ROLL CALL

IN CAMERA

THAT the Board will go into a meeting on April 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm, which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraphs:

(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if Council or the Park Board considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City and Park Board;

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City and Park Board if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

  1. Regular Board Meeting – March 2, 2015
    2. Regular Board Meeting – March 23, 2015

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, April 13, 2015
    Approval of recommendations and actions.

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

MOTIONS

Please Note: Delegations wishing to register to speak on the following motion will be notified if this item is referred to a future Park Board Committee meeting.

MOTIONS ON NOTICE

  1. Zero Waste Water Bottle Policy
    MOVER: Commissioner Wiebe
    SECONDER: Commissioner Mackinnon

NOTICE OF MOTION

ENQUIRIES

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NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Park Board office.

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