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CITY OF VANCOUVER 



REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 

A Regular Meeting of the Council of the City of Vancouver 
was held on Tuesday, December 7, 1976, in the Council Chamber, 
Third Floor City Hall, commencing at 2:00 P.M. 



PRESENT : Mayor Phillips 

Aldermen Bird, Boyce, Cowie , Harcourt, 
Kennedy, Marzari, Rankin, 
and Volrich. 

ABSENT : Alderman Sweeney (111) 



CLERK TO THE COUNCIL: D.H. Little. 



PRAYER 

The proceedings in the Council chamber were opened with prayer, 
offered by Father Demetrios Partsafas of St. George's Greek 
Orthodox Church, Vancouver. 



A CKNOWLE DG ME NT 

The Mayor acknowledged the presence in the Council Chamber 
of Grade 8 Social Studies Students from University Hill School, 
Vancouver, under the direction of their teacher, Mr. Bob Pollard, 
Grade 2 students from Maple Grove School, under the direction of 
their teacher, Miss Archer » and certain other special visitors. 



'IN CAMERA' MEETING 

The Council was advised that there were matters to be 
considered 'in Camera' later this day. 



ADOPTION OF MINUTES 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce 
SECONDED by Aid. Cowie 

THAT the minutes of the Special Council Meeting (Public 
Hearing) of November 25, 1976, and the minutes of the Regular 
Council Meeting of November 30, 1976, with the exception of the 
'In Camera' portion, be adopted. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 
SECONDED by Aid. Harcourt 

THAT this Council resolve itself into Committee of the Whole, 
Mayor Phillips in the Chair. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Regular Council, December 7, 1976. .... 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS, MANAGER'S REPORT 
AND DELEGATIONS 

1 . Heritage Designations 

At a special meeting held on November 9, 1976, to consider 
designation of several buildings, Council deferred consideration 
of two of these buildings recommended by the Heritage Advisory 
Committee, to allow the interested parties an opportunity to 
appear before Council. 

(a ) Watson House, 909 Thurlow Street 

Mr. R. Baker, solicitor, on behalf of the owners of the 
Watson House at 909 Thurlow Street, spoke against desig- 
nation of the building and provided information on the 
renovations done by the owners. He stated that, in his 
opinion, the building was not suitable for designation. 

A representative of the Planning Department and a member 
of the Heritage Committee spoke in support of the 
Committee's recommendation. 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce 

THAT the building known as Watson House at 909 Thurlow Street 
be designated an 'A' category heritage building. 

- LOST NOT HAVING THE 
REQUIRED MAJORITY 

(Aid. Bird, Kennedy, Volrich and the Mayor opposed) 

(b) Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church 

Mr. R. Talik, on behalf of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church 
addressed the Council and filed a letter opposing the desig- 
nation of the Church. 

MOVED by Aid. Cowie 

THAT the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church at 154 East 10th 
Avenue be designated an 'A' category heritage building, and the 
Director of Legal Services prepare and submit to Council the 
necessary By-law to so designate. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 
AND BY THE 
REQUIRED MAJORITY 



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2 . Stores Open on Statutory Holidays 

City Council, on November 30, 1976, when considering a 
Manager's report dated November 26, 1976, with respect to stores 
open on statutory holidays, resolved that the owner/operators of 
the two stores in question be requested to appear before Council 
to show cause why their business licenses should not be suspended. 

Mr. P.W. Butler, solicitor, on behalf of Better Value Furniture 
and Lions Furniture Mart, referred to a letter sent previously to 
Alderman Volrich in which he gave assurance that on future Remembrance 
Days the stores will remain closed. Mr. Butler also referred to 
newspaper advertisements which indicated stores other than his 
clients were also open on Remembrance Day. 



Cont ' d . 



Regular Council, December 7, 1976 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS, MANAGER'S REPORT 
AND DELEGATIONS (Cont'd) 

Stores Open on Statutory Holidays (Cont'd) 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin 

THAT the business licenses for Better Value Furniture and 
Lions Furniture Mart be suspended for one week from December 8, 
1976 to December 14, 1976, inclusive. 

- LOST 

(Aid. Bird, Boyce , Cowie , Kennedy and the Mayor opposed) 

MOVED by Aid. Marzari 

THAT the Director of Legal Services be instructed to take 
legal action against stores which contravened the Vancouver City 
Charter by remaining open on Remembrance Day this year. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



B. 1222 Hamilton Street - Development 
Permit Application #75167 

Council, at its 'in Camera 1 meeting on November 30, 1976, 
when considering a Development Permit Application for 1222 Hamilton 
Street, directed that the individuals concerned be given an opport- 
unity to appear before today's meeting of Council. 

Mr. F. Kranz, owner of the building, addressed the Council 
and objected to statements" ^'de^inTTITe - "Manager ' s report dated" - 
November 24, 1976. 

Council noted a letter from Mr. G. Husband, the applicant, 
dated December 6, 1976, in which Mr. Husband requested that the 
matter be deferred to give him an opportunity of discussing it 
further with his associates and lawyers. 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy 

THAT, as requested by the applicant, this matter be deferred. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



COMMUNICATIONS OR PETITIONS 

1 . Jericho Hangars 

Council noted a letter from Mr. Richard W. Seaton, representing 
Friends of the Forum, requesting to appear as a delegation regarding 
the Jericho Hangars and also requesting that there be a moratorium 
on destruction of the remaining major buildings at Jericho, pending 
certain clarification relating to the National Building Code. 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin 

THAT the delegation request be granted and arrangements be made 
for the incoming Council to hear the group. 

- CARRIED 

(Aid. Bird, Cowie, Marzari and the Mayor opposed) 



Regular Council, December 7, 1976 4 



CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS 

A. MANAGER'S GENERAL REPORT 
DECEMBER 3, 1976 

Works & Utility Matters 
(December 3, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains five 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: 1976 Bus Shelters Program 

CI. 2: Reallocation of Sewers Capital Funds 

CI. 3: Rental of Festoon Lights to 1976 Christmas 

Carol Ship Committee 
CI. 4: Local Improvement for Street Lighting - 

Alma Street (Schedule 439, Item 9) Letter 

from Mrs. Miriam A. Chamberlain 
CI. 5: Vancouver City Engineering Department - 

Involvement on Granville Island 

Clauses 1 and 2 . 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the recommendations of the City Manager , as contained in 
clauses 1 and 2 of this report, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Rental of Festoon Lights to 1976 
Christmas Carol Ship Committee 
(Clause 3) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the recommendations of the City Engineer, as contained 
in this report be approved and an amount of up to $600.00 for the 
rental of 2 500 ft. of Festoon Lights to the 1976 Christmas Carol 
Ship Committee, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 
AND BY THE 
REQUIRED MAJORITY. 

Local Improvement for Street Lighting - 
Alma Street (Schedule 439, Item 9) 
letter of Mrs Miriam A. Chamberlain. 
(Clause 4) 

MOVED by Aid. Marzari 

THAT the project, as described in this clause „ not proceed 
and, therefore, that part of the motion relating to the item, 
passed by the Special Council on October 21, 1976, be rescinded. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 
AND BY THE 
REQUIRED MAJORITY 

Vancouver City Engineering Department 
involvement on Granville Island 
(Clause 5) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager, as contained in 
this clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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Regular Council, December 7, 1976. . . . . . . . .5 

CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (Cont'd) 

Building and Planning Matters 
(December 3, 1976) 



Upgrading of Oppenheimer Park 
(Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager, as contained 
in this clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Licenses and Claims Matters 
(December 3, 1976) 



December 29, 1976 - Store 
Opening until 9:00 P.M. 
(Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy 

THAT the Shops Closing By-law be amended for 1976 only, 
whereby stores will remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 
December 29, 1976, and close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 
31, 19 76, it being understood that the by-law already provides 
for Thursday evening opening. 

- CARRIED 

(Aid. Rankin opposed) 

Finance Matters 
(December 3, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains three 
clauses identified as follows: 

Cl. 1: Fire Department - Apparatus Replacement 
Program 

Cl. 2: Investment Matters (Various Funds), 

October, 1976 
Cl. 3: False Creek Interim Financing Reserve 

Fire Department - Apparatus 
Replacement Program. 
(Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager, as contained 
in this clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Clauses 2 and 3 . 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the recommendations of the City Manager, as contained 
in clauses 2 and 3, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Regular Council, December 7, 1976. 

CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (Cont'd) 



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Property Matters 
(December 3, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains three 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Leasing of City-owned Lots on the W/S of 

1100 Block Mclean to Vancouver School Board 

CI. 2: Provincial Government Extension Request - 

Option to Repurchase Agreement - N/S Keefer 
between Heatley and Hawks (Strathcona Area) 

CI. 3: Expropriation for Knight Street Widening - 
West 7' of 4270 Knight Street 



Clauses 1, 2 and 3. 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the recommendations of the City Manager, as contained in 
clauses 1, 2, and 3, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



B . Development Permit Application - 
1222 Hamilton Street. 



For Council action on this report see page 3 . 



C. Design and Cost Estimates - 

Shaughnessy, Gladstone & Elliott 
Street-End Mini-Parks . 



MOVED by Aid. Cowie , 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager, as contained in 
this clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The Council recessed at 3.50 p.m., and following 
an 'In Camera' meeting in Committee Room #3-, 
reconvened in the Council Chamber at 4.15 p.m., 
with Mayor Phillips in the Chair and the same 
Members present. 



D. Cedar Cottage, Kitsilano and 
Mount Pleasant N.I. P., Budget 
and Staff Alterations . 



MOVED by Aid. Rankin 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager, as contained 
in this clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

At this point in the proceedings, Mayor Phillips 
left the meeting and Deputy Mayor, Alderman Marzari 
assumed the Chair. 



Regular Council, December 7, 1976. . . . . . . . .7 

STANDING COMMITTEES & OTHER REPORTS 

I. Report of Standing Committee 
on Mousing and Environment, 
November 25, 1976 

The Council considered this report which contains eight 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Fire Alarm Upgrading Order - 176 5 West 8th Avenue 
CI. 2: Progress Report on Enforcement of Lodging House 

By-law (The Royal Rooms, Wicklow Hotel, Ohio 

Rooms ) 

CI. 3: 1168 East Hastings Street - Standards of 

Maintenance By-law 
CI. 4: Closure of Cordova Rooms, 56 East Cordova 
CI. 5: Hotel Metropole, 320 Abbott Street - Citizens' 

Complaint re Noise 
CI. 6: Clarification of Recommendations to City Council 

re Fire By-law Amendments 
CI. 7: Equitable Distribution of Renovation Costs to 

Apartment Buildings - Fire By-law 
CI. 8: Chairman's Progress Report 

Clauses 1-8 inclusive 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 

THAT clauses 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 be received for information, 
and the recommendation of the Committee, as contained in clause 5 
be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



City Auto Towing Contract 

At this point in the proceedings the Deputy Mayor referred to 
a letter received today from Unitow Services Ltd., concerning the 
City's Towing Contract. The Company is requesting the City to 
reconsider the contract and award it to Unitow. 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce 

THAT the letter from Unitow Services Ltd., be referred to the 
next meeting of the Vehicles for Hire Board scheduled for 
December 15, 1976. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



II. Report of Standing Committee 
on Finance & Administration, 
November 25, 1976 

The Council considered this report which contains two 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Good Stuff Games - Grant Request 
CI. 2: Vancouver Bach Choir - Grant Request 

Clauses 1 and 2 . 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT clause 1 be received for information, and the recommend- 
ation of the Committee, as contained in clause 2, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 
AND BY THE 
REQUIRED MAJORITY 



Regular Council, December 7, 1976 



STANDING COMMITTEES & OTHER REPORTS (Cont'd) 

III. Report of Standing Committee 
on Planning and Development, 
November 25, 19 76 



The Council considered this report which contains nine 
clauses identified as follows: 



CI. 


1: 


Status of Rezoning Applications 


CI. 


2 : 


Status Report on Major Development Proposals 


CI. 


3: 


Formation and Recognition of Champlain Heights 






Planning Advisory Committee 


CI. 


4: 


D.P.A. - 1661 Whyte Avenue - Kitsilano Coast 






Guard Base 


CI. 


5: 


D.P.A. - Airwest Airlines - North Foot of Jervis 


CI. 


6 : 


D.P.A. - Ministry of Transport - Flight Control 






Tower - 200 Granville Street 


CI. 


7: 


Point Grey Road Property Acquisition and 






Development Issues 


CI. 


8: 


Downtown Eastside N.I. P. - 1977 Administration 






Budget 


CI. 


9: 


Thunderbird Neighbourhood - Disposition of 






City-owned Land 



Clauses 1-9 inclusive 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy 

THAT clauses 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 be received for information, 
and the recommendations of the Committee, as contained in clauses 
3, 7, 8 and 9, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce 

THAT the Committee of the Whole rise and report. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce 
SECONDED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the report of the Committee of the Whole be adopted. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



BY-LAWS 

1. BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 4837, 
BEING THE HERITAGE BY-LAW 



MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
SECONDED by Aid. Cowie, 

THAT the By-law be introduced and read a first time. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The By-law was read a first time and the Presiding Officer 
declared the By-law open for discussion and amendments. 

There being no amendments, it was 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
SECONDED by Aid. Cowie, 

THAT the By-law be given second and third readings and the 
Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the By-law. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Regular Council, December 7, 1976. 

BY-LAWS (Cont'd) 



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2. BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 4984, 
BEING THE NOISE CONTROL BY-LAW 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT the By-law be introduced and read a first time. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The By-law was read a first time and the Presiding Officer 
declared the By-law open for discussion and amendments. 

There being no amendments, it was 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT the By-law be given second and third readings and the 
Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the By-law. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



3. BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 4 450, 
BEING THE LICENSE BY-LAW 



MOVED by Aid. Kennedy, 
SECONDED by Aid. Rankin 

THAT the By-law be introduced and read a first time. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The By-law was read a first time and the Presiding Officer 
declared the By-law open for discussion and amendments. 

There. being no amendments, it was 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy, 
SECONDED by Aid. Rankin 

THAT the By-law be given second and third readings and the 
Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the By-law. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



4. BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 4 299, 

BEING THE VEHICLES FOR HIRE BY-LAW 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 
SECONDED by Aid. Marzari, 

THAT the By-law be introduced and read a first time. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The By-law was read a first time and the Presiding Officer 
declared the By-law open for discussion and amendments.- 

There being no amendments, it was 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 
SECONDED by Aid. Marzari, 

THAT the By-law be given second and third readings and the 
Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the By-law. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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Regular Council, December 7, 1976 10 

MOTIONS 

1. Towing Away of Automobiles 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy, 
SECONDED by Aid. Boyce , 

THAT WHEREAS public opinion has turned decisively against 
the towing of automobiles from private pay lots; 

AND WHEREAS no effective appeal is made possible before 
fines are collected; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT alternative methods of 
tethering vehicles be submitted and that an appeal procedure 
be instituted. 

- (tabled) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 
SECONDED by Aid. Kennedy 

THAT the foregoing motion by Alderman Kennedy be ^tabled, 

pending discussion between Alderman Volrich and the Vancouver 
Police Board. _ CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

2 . Proposed Expansion - 
Vancouver International Airport 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce 
SECONDED by Aid. Rankin 

THAT WHEREAS further information in regard to the Vancouver 
International Airport expansion has come into the hands of the 
mover today, that a committee has been struck to formulate terms 
of reference and priorities for an on-going consultative process 
re discussion of noise abatement; 

AND WHEREAS said committee is reported to consist of: 

Chairman, Mr. Wm. Kerr, Director of Planning for Richmond, 
Mr. wm. Neals, Regional Administrator for the 

Federal Ministry of Transport, 
Mr. Ken Johnston, Manager of Airports for the Pacific 

Region Federal Ministry of Transport, 
Mr. Darryl Smith, Manager, Civil Aviation 

Federal Ministry of Transport, 
Mr. G.A.Melvin, Federal Ministry of Transport, 
Mr. Gerard Farry, Greater Vancouver Regional District, 
Mr. T. Droettboom, Vancouver City Planning Department; 

AND WHEREAS the said terms of reference for the above committee 
include operating at a managerial level and dealing with "community" 

Airport relations; 

AND WHEREAS the above committee follows the recurrent pattern 
in the airport planning process of being heavily weighted with 
representation from the Federal Ministry of Transport as against 
little or no representation from the Federa] Department of the 
Environment, and, once again is totally staff constituted; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT if the information submitted 
above is indeed true, the Vancouver City Council go on record as 
opposing any further planning processes in regard to the proposed 
expansion of the Vancouver International Airport unless such 
relevant committees include equal representation of all relevant 
governmental agencies including Federal, Provincial, GVRD, and 
Municipal, and most important of all, members of the public, 
through inclusion of their duly elected politicians and any 
recognized citizens' advisory groups on the matter. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Regular Council, December 7, 1976 11 



ENQUIRIES & OTHER MATTERS 

Lighting - Larch Street 
Between 10th & 12th Avenues. 



Alderman Bird 



referred to a letter circulated 
from the Kitsilano War Memorial 
Community Centre concerning the 
inadequacy of lighting on Larch 
Street, between 10th and 12th 
Avenues, and requested a report 
from the City Engineer . The 
Deputy Mayor so directed. 



Kitsilano War Memorial 
Community Centre. 

Alderman Bird enquired when additions and 

renovations to the Kitsilano 
War Memorial Community Centre 
will be taking place. The 
Deputy Mayor proposed that the 
Parks Board be requested to 
submit a report and provide this 
information . 



The Council adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 



The foregoing are Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting 
of December 7, 1976, adopted on December 14, 1976. 



' MAYOR 




CITY CLERK 



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A-1 

Manager's Report, December 3, 1976 (WORKS - 1) 



WORKS & UTILITY MATTERS 
CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT 



RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. 1976 Bus Shelters Program 



The City Engineer reports as follows: 



"In recent years bus shelters have been installed on City streets at 
transfer points, hospitals and other heavily used bus stops. These shelters 
are a real benefit to transit users during inclement weather and the 1976-80 
Five-Year Capital Plan will provide funds for additional shelters in the 
future. The 1976 Capital Appropriations Budget provided $52,000 for the 
installation of 20 shelters at new transfer points and other bus stops. 
The locations for these shelters have now been finalized and authorization 
to proceed with the installation work is required. 



I RECOMMEND that: 



(a) The sum of $52,000 be appropriated from Account 148/7970 for 1976 bus 
shelters. 



(b) The City Engineer be authorized to carry out the work." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing be approved. 



2. Reallocation of Sewers Capital Funds 
The City Engineer reports as follows: 

"The 1976 Sewers Capital Budget was set up to run from January to December of 
1976. We have been advised that the 1977 Capital Budget is not likely to be 
approved until early in 1977. Therefore, in order to provide for continuity in 
the work program, it is necessary to reallocate Sewers Capital funds to cover 
the period until the 1977 Capital Budget has been approved. The required re- 
allocations, based on project priorities, are as follows: 

Project Description 



(a) Reconstruct Connections & Manholes 

(b) T.V. Inspection of Sewers 

(c) Heather Street Trunk Relief Sewer 

(d) Charles/Adanac Neighbourhood 

(e) Sewer Separation in Kitsilano 

(f) Sewer Separation in the West End 

(g) Sewer Separation Downtown 

(h) Sewer Separation - Area South of 
North Arm Interceptor 

(i) Terminal - Thornton to Glen 
(j) 1st Ave. - Glen to Vernon 

(k) Site Investigation for Design Purposes 



* Funds necessary for these projects will be re-appropriated in the 1977 Capital 
Budget. These items are not as high in priority as others included in this list. 

The City Engineer RECOMMENDS that Council authorize the reallocation of 
Sewers Capital Funds as detailed. 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing be approved. 



Account Appropriation Appropriation 

Decrease 



$750,000 



Code 


Increase 


111/4302 


$ 50,000 


111/7604 


$ 10,000 


112/7610 




112/7615 


$ 85,000 


115/6216 


115/6325 




115/6426 


$350,000 


115/6502 


$210,000 


116/5407 


$260,000 


116/5410 


$130,000 


116/7503 


$ 5,000 


TOTALS 


$1,100,000 



$150,000 
$200,000 



$1,100,000* 



RECOMMENDATION AND CONSIDERATION : 

3. Rental of Festoon Lights to 1976 Christmas Carol 
Ship Ccrrraittee 

The City Engineer reports as follows: 

"The 1976 Christmas Carol Ship Committee has requested the loan of City 
owned festoon lights. Rental of these decorations was provided for in a resolution 
dated May 2, 1961, which required that: 



Cont'd . 



Manager's Report, December 3, 1976 



(WORKS - 2) 



Clause 3 Cont'd 

(a) all applications be approved by Council, 

(b) a rental of 12<: per foot be charged, and 

(c) a deposit of one week's rental be required to ensure 
the return of the equipment in good condition. 

I estimate that the cost of lamps and maintenance for the festoons will 
amount to 25<? per foot this year for a total cost of $600 for the 2500 feet 
requested by the Committee. 

For the past 13 years the Committee has applied for and been given grants 
in the amount of the actual cost of maintaining the festoons. 

I RECOMMEND that the rental of approximately 2500 feet of festoons at the 
rate of 250 per foot to the 1976 Christmas Carol Ship Committee be approved, and 

I submit for Council's CONSIDERATION the request from the 1976 Christmas 
Carol Ship Committee for a grant of up to $600 for the rental of approximately 
2500 feet of festoons. In the event that the actual costs of repairing the 
festoons and lamps amounts to less than $600, the rental charge and the grant 
will be reduced accordingly. The Director of Finance indicates that should 
City Council approve this grant, funds are available from the Contingency 
Reserve." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the above recotrnendation of the City Engineer 
be approved and submits for CONSIDERATION the application for a grant. 

CONSIDERATION: 



4. Local Improvement for Street Lighting - Alma Street 

(Schedule 439, Item 9) letter of Mrs. Miriam A. Chamberlain 

The Collector of Taxes reports as follows: 

"A letter has been filed with the City Clerk regarding the above local 
I improvement initiative project passed at the October 21, 1976, Court of Revision. 
1 (Copies of the letter are circulated.) 

Mrs. M.A. Chamberlain is one of three property owners affected by the 
proposed installation of street lighting on Alma Street on the West side from 
Point Grey Road to a point approximately 286 feet North and on the east side 
from Point Grey Road to a point approximately 60 feet North of Cameron Ave. 
Mrs. Chamberlain, as well as one other registered property owner, signed a Notice 
of Objection and presented it to the Tax Collector's office September 24, 1976. 
'. The two signatures satisfied the signature requirement under the Vancouver City 
! Charter but the combined $42,384 assessed values of the properties was $734 less 
; than the value needed to defeat the work. When the Tax Office Clerk determined 
; that there was an insufficiency of assessed value, two attempts were made to 
telephone Mrs. Chamberlain as an office courtesy. There were no answers at the 
i telephone number submitted by Mrs. Chamberlain and no further effort to contact 
her was made. 

! At the Court of Revision, October 21, 1976 our report noted "2 out of 3 

owners objecting: INSUFFICIENT VALUE." No delegation was made on behalf of the 
affected property owners and Council passed a motion to proceed with the work. 

On October 25, 1976, Mrs. Chamberlain telephoned the City Tax Office 
and was informed that the project had not been defeated for the reasons outlined. 
Consequently, she sent in her letter dated October 27, 1976. 

The estimated cost of the project is $2,621, of which the City would 
pay $2,379 and the abutting Property Owners $242. The estimated cost to each of 
the objecting owners is $15 per year. 

! The Deputy City Engineer notes that this street abuts Hastings Mill Park 

where improved lighting is desirable. He states, however, that if the project had 
been defeated, he would not have recommended proceeding on special grounds. Due to 
its near defeat based on the assessed value amounts, Council may wish to reconsider 
this project. 



Cont'd . 



Manager's Report, December 3, 1976 (WORKS - 3) 

Clause 4 Cont'd 

If Council does not wish this project to proceed, it should rescind the 
motion of October 21, 1976 as it applied to Schedule 439, Item 9. This would require 
a two-thirds vote of members present. 

If Council wishes the street lighting to be installed, it should simply 
receive this report 

The City Manager submits the matter to Council for CONSIDERATION . 
RECOMMENDATION : 



5. Vancouver City Engineering Department 
Involvement on Granville Island 



The City Engineer reports as follows: 

'•Granville Island is owned and is being redeveloped by Central Mortgage 
and Housing Corporation (C.M.H.C.). Part of the redevelopment involves the repair 
or replacement of water and sewer utilities. In addition, a new City sewage pump 
station is planned to serve this redevelopment as well as Area 10B and Area 6, 
Phase 2 of False Creek. The City Engineer will report further to Council, 
regarding this new pump station. 

The sewer and watermains on Granville Island are and will remain the 
property of C.M.H.C., but they are extensions of the City's grid systems 
and C.M.H.C. representatives have asked the City to undertake the design, 
construction and repair of Granville Island's mains. The Engineering Department 
is willing to take on this work if this work is begun shortly since it will not 
adversely affect the City's own construction programs and because C.M.H.C. 
representatives have assured the City that C.M.H.C. will bear all of the 
associated costs. 

This work includes the construction of new mains, and the repair or 
replacement of existing connections meters, hydrants, etc. The cost estimates, 

including overhead. are as follows: Waterworks $235,000 

Sewers $940,000 

The City Engineer RECOMMENDS the following: 

1. The Engineering Department be given approval to undertake design 
and construction work for C.M.H.C. on Granville Island under the 
following conditions: 

a) C.M.H.C. will bear 100$ of the water and sewer work done on 
Granville Island including the costs of design, materials, 
installation, inspection, and administration. 

b) Agreements with C.M.H.C. (satisfactory to the Director of 
Legal Services) describing this work be obtained. V 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the above report of the City 
Engineer be approved. 



FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PACEfl) 6^ 



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Manager's Report, December 3,1976 (BUILDING - 1) 



BUILDING & PLANNING MATTERS 



RECOMMENDATION 



1 . Upgrading of Oppenheimer Park 
The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"On September 28, 1976, City Council approved in principle the Land Use and 
N.I. P. Concept Plans for the Oppenheimer Area. 

The N.I. P. allocation for Public Open Space is $95,000. Of this amount, 
$75,000 is recommended by the Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee and planning 
staff, for the upgrading of Oppenheimer Park. 

Many discussions have been held in the community between the Oppenheimer 
Area Planning Committee, Parks Board Staff and other interested groups. In 
addition, social planning staff have conducted a survey of local activities 
and preferences and planning staff have solicited public comments on the 
emerging proposals. A final proposal was presented at a public meeting on 
June 30 and Parks Board staff are now preparing working drawings, with a work 
crew scheduled to commence in November, 1976. 

The attached cost estimate from Parks Board staff (Appendix I) outlines the 
estimated expenditures for this project for a total of $125,580. The Parks 
Board have agreed to pay all additional costs over and above the $75,000 N.I. P. 
allocation. 



It h.as been further agreed by Parks Board that this project be completed prior 
to May 1977 to accommodate the start of the Japanese Centennial. 

Approval for this project has been received from C.M.H.C. 

Of the recommended $75,000 N.I. P. expenditure, cost sharing would be as 
follows: 



Federal 50% $37,500 

Provincial 25% 18,750 

City 25% 18,750 

TOTAL $75,000 



The Director of Planning therefore RECOMMENDS: 

THAT Council approve a maximum of $75,000 to be appropriated from the Downtown 
Eastside N.I. P. budget towards implementing the upgrading of Oppenheimer Park, 
as per the above cost sharing formula." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the recommendation of the Director 
of Planning be approved. 



FOR COUNCIL ACT!ON SEE PA6E(S).d2£l 




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Manager's Report, December 3, 1976 



LICENSES AND CLAIMS MATTERS 



C ONS IDERATION : 

i. December 29, 1976 - Stores Rerrmning Open Until 9:00 p.m. 
The Director of Permits and Licenses reports as follows: 



"Jitters have been received from the Granville Mall Association, Hudson's Bay 
Q-iT-pany, T. Eaton Co. Limited, Pacific Centre Limited and Holt, Renfrew 
& Co. Limited, requesting Council's permission to remain open for business 
until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 1976. 

The Shops Closing Bylaw permits stores to remain open until 
9:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and if the stores are required, 
by statute, to remain closed on any one of these two days, they 
may remain open until 9:00 p.m. on the Wednesday. 

This year stores are required to remain closed on Saturday, 
January 1, 1977, and since Friday is New Year's Eve, the stores 
mentioned above plan to close at 6:00 p.m. that day. They 
point out that late night shopping on New Year * s Eve would be 
unfavourable. It is for this reason they wish to stay open 
till 9:00 p.m. Wednesday in lieu of staying open until 9:00 p.m. 
on Friday. 

When New Year's Day fell on a Saturday in 1966 

stores were only allowed to stay open on Friday until 9:00 p.m. 
At the request of the Retail Merchants' Association, City 
Council granted permission for stores to remain open until 
9:00 p.m. on the Thursday night rather than Friday night. We 
he.ve been unable to contact the Retail Merchants' Association 
to determine if they are in favour of the present request. 

Should Councxl wish to approve the request for stores to remain 
open until 9:00 p.m. on December 29th, then the Shops Closing 
Bylaw should be amended to state that when New Year's Day falls 
on a Saturday, stores may remain open until 9:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday and Thursday of that week, and close at 6:00 p.m. 
on the Friday. 

The request from the above named stores and Association is submitted to 
Council for CONSIDERATICN * " 



! The City Manager submits the report of the Director of Permits and 
| Licenses for Council's CONSIDERATION. 



FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S)>i53:^l~ 



Manager's Report, December 3, 1976 (FINANCE - 1) 

FINANCE MATTERS 

RECOMMENDATION 

1. Fire Department - Apparatus Replacement Program 

The Fire Chief reports as follows: 
In February 1970, City Council approved the recommendations contained in 
the report submitted by the Assistant City Engineer dealing with a fif- 
teen year replacement policy for firefighting equipment. To provide 
effective and reliable emergency apparatus, a planned replacement program 
has been established. 

The apparatus scheduled for replacement are one Pumper Truck and two 
Quadruple Trucks . 

The Fire Chief recommends that: 

1. Two 100 foot Aerial Ladder Trucks with additional booster pump capa- 
bility be purchased as replacements for the two Quadruple Trucks. 

2. One Pumper Truck be purchased. 

Delivery time quoted by manufacturers is two years for firefighting 
apparatus. Experience has shown that these units will not be delivered 
until 1979 if purchasing procedures cannot be carried out until final 
budget approval is given in April 1977. 

History of Quadruple Trucks 

The Quadruple Trucks carry 309 feet of ground ladders, assorted lights 
and small equipment similar to that carried by a City Service Truck. In 
addition, the Quadruple Trucks carry a limited amount of fire hose and 
provide booster pumping capability. 

The Quadruple Trucks due for replacement were purchased in 1956 and at 
that time these vehicles were capable of adequate service. However, as 
was the case for the City Service Trucks, with the increase in buildings 
of 3 floors or more in the past 10 years, Quadruple Trucks can no longer 
provide acceptable service due to height limitations of ground ladders 
carried. 

In the report to Council "Fire Department Apparatus Replacement - City 
Service Trucks" on July 31, 1973, Council approved the Fire Chief's 
recommendation "to replace City Service Trucks with Aerial Ladder Trucks 
in order to restore the level of service offered in 1955 and to satisfy 
the demand for more efficient life saving". The Quadruple Trucks are 
City Service Trucks with additional pumping capabilities. In keeping with 
Council's past approvals, it would be consistent to replace the Quadruple 
Trucks with 100 foot Aerial Ladder Trucks having a 625 GPM pumping capa- 
bility and hose bed. 

Estimated Costs 

2 - 100 foot Aerial Ladder Trucks with 625 GPM booster pumps $ 340 , 000. 00 

1 - Pumper Truck 82,000.00 

Provincial 7% Sales Tax 29,540.00 

TOTAL COST $451,540.00 



The Fire Chief recommends: 

A. Two 100 foot Aerial Ladder Trucks and one 1050 GPM Pumper Truck be 
approved in advance of the 1977 budget. 

B> Funds (estimated to amount to $451,540.00) be provided in the 1977 
Supplementary Capital Budget. 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendations of the 
Fire Chief be approved. 

Cont'd . . . 



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27 
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Manager's Report, December 3, 1976 



(FINANCE - 2) 



2 . Investment Matters (Various Funds) October, 1976 

The Director of Finance reports as follows, 
"(a) Security Transactions during the month of October, 1976. 
(b) Summary of Securities held by the General and Capital Accounts. 

(a) SECURITY TRANSACTIONS DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, 1976 
1. GENERAL AND CAPITAL ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS (PURCHASES) 



Type of Security 



Maturity 
Date 



Maturity 
Value 



Cost 



Term 
Days 



Annual 
Yield % 



Chartered Bank Deposit Receipts and Government Notes 



Royal Bank of Canada 
Bank of Nova Scotia 
Bank of Montreal 
Bank of Montreal 
Bank of British Columbia 
Bank of British 
Mercantile Bank 
Mercantile Bank 



Col umbia 
of Canada 
of Canada 
National e 



Banque Canadien 
Bank of Montreal 
Canadian Imperial Bank of Comm. 
Mercantile Bank of Canada 
Bank of Montreal 
Bank of British Columbia 
Canadian Imperial Bank of Comm. 
Royal Bank of Canada 
Royal Bank of Canada 
Mercantile Bank of Canada 
Mercantile Bank of Canada 
Bank of Montreal 



Oct. 


5/76 


$13,013,178.08 $13,000,000.00 


4 


9.25 


Oct. 


5/76 


1,964,091 .23 


1,962,075.40 


4 


9.375 


Oct. 


5/76 


1 ,000,219.18 


1 ,000,000.00 


1 


8.00 


Oct. 


8/76 


1,493,865.53 


1,492,700.00 


3 


9.50 


Nov. 


17/76 


4,044,531 .51 


4,000,000.00 


43 


9.45 


Dec. 


1/76 


2,029,764.93 


2,000,000.00 


57 


9.53 


Mar. 


15/77 


3,127,035.62 


3,000,000.00 


161 


9.60 


Apr. 


15/77 


5,252,493.15 


5,000,000.00 


192 


9.60 


Nov. 


30/76 


1,500,000.00 


1,478,940.00 


55 


9.45 


Nov. 


1/76 


1,508,695.89 


1 ,500,000.00 


23 


9.20 


Oct. 


19/76 


4,003,726.03 


4,000,000.00 


4 


8.50 


Mar. 


15/77 


1,038,058.90 


1,000,000.00 


147 


9.45 


Oct. 


21/76 


499,870.07 


499,610.00 


2 


9.50 


Nov. 


23/76 


2,000,000.00 


1,982,190.00 


35 


9.37 


Oct. 


27/76 


497,230.69 


496,219.22 


8 


9.30 


Oct. 


25/76 


1 ,000,657.53 


1 ,000,000.00 


3 


8.00 


Oct. 


27/76 


1,000,232.88 


1,000,000.00 


1 


8.50 


Oct. 


28/76 


1 ,500,369.86 


1,500,000.00 


1 


9.00 


Dec. 


15/76 


1,518,345.21 


1,500,000.00 


48 


9.30 


Nov. 


9/76 


1 ,002,742.47 


1,000,000.00 


11 


9.10 



$48,995,108.76 $48,411,734.62 

SINKING FUND TRANSACTIONS (PURCHASES) 



Type of Security 
Debentures 

City of Vancouver 6.0% 
City of Vancouver 6.0% 
City of Vancouver 6.0% 



Maturity 
Date 



Maturity 
Value 



Price 



Cost 



Term Yield 
Yrs/Mos. % 



.21 Bank of British Columbi 
2|2 Canadian Imperial Bank 

of Commerce 
2j7 Bank of Nova Scotia 
2|7 Mercantile Bank of 
Canada 



Nov. 



1980 


$ 1 ,000.00 90.45 


$ 904.50 


3/8 


9.10 


1980 


20,000.00 90.50 


18,100.00 


3/8 


9.10 


1980 


3,000.00 90.45 


2,713.50 


3/8 


9.10 




$24,000.00 


$21,718.00 






Government Notes 








1976 


$1,000,000.00 


$ 999,746.64 


1 


9.25 


1976 


1 ,000,000.00 


993,704.27 


25 


9.25 


1976 


492,507.24 


491 ,500.00 


8 


9.35 


1977 


2,639,068.49 


2,500,000.00 


216 


9.40 




$5,131,575.73 


$4,984,950.91 








$5,155,575.73 


$5,006,668.91 







Cont ' d 



Manager's Report, December 3, 1976 (FINANCE - 3) 

Clause #2 continued : 

SINKING FUND TRANSACTIONS (SALES) 

Maturity Maturity Sale Term Yield 

te Type of Security Date Value Price Cost Yrs/Mos . % 

Debentures 

t. 21 City of Vancouver 10.0% Dec. 16/94 $395,000.00 $391,603.00 $380,573.00 18/2 10.102 

(b) SUMMARY OF SECURITIES HELD IN GENERAL AND CAPITAL 
ACCOUNTS ONLY - AS AT OCTOBER 31, 1976 

Type of Security Par or Maturity Value Cash or Book Value 

Short Term 

Chartered Bank Deposit 
Receipts and Government 

Notes $86,11 5,434.85 $83,165,149.00 



The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing report of the Director of 
Finance be approved. 



3 . False Creek Interim Financing Reserve 

The following report has been received from the Director of Finance. 

"In 1974 Council approved a recommendation to establish a False Creek Interim 
Financing Reserve, using $2,000,000 from the Special Property Sales Reserve 
(which later became part of the Property Endowment Fund) plus $1,000,000 from 
the 1974 Current Surplus on Revenue account. The purpose of the Reserve was 
to smooth out cash flow problems related to the flow of funds in False Creek 
from the CMHC loan and other sources. It was also anticipated that the $3,000,000 
might very well have to be the source of funds for financing the parks and open 
space in False Creek if the 1976-80 (later 1977-81) Five Year Plans for Park 
purposes failed to receive the approval of the voters. The 1977-81 Five Year 
Plan, Parks and Recreation portion, that was just turned down by the voters, 
did contain $3,000,000 for the False Creek Park. 

In view of the failure of the Parks portion of the Five Year Plan, it is now 
necessary to cancel the 'False Creek Interim Financing Reserve' and specifically 
appropriate the $3,000,000 to the False Creek Capital Program. This in no 
way changes the overall financial picture for False Creek, it merely substitutes 
one source of funds for another source of funds which will not be available. 

I therefore RECOMMEND - 

That the 'False Creek Interim Financing Reserve' be cancelled 
and that the $3,000,000 be specifically appropriated to the 
False Creek Capital Budget." 



The City Manager RECOMMENDS approval of the RECOMMENDATION of the Director 
of Finance. 



FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S) 




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Manager's Report, December 3> 1976 



(PROPERTIES - 1) 



PROPERTY MATTERS 



RECOMMENDATION 

1. Leasing of City-owned lots on the West Side of the 
1100 Block McLean Drive to Vancouver School Board 

The Supervisor of Property & Insurance reports as follows: 

"The property located on the west side of the 1100 block 
McLean Drive, opposite Britannia High School and legally 
described as Lots D , E & F , Sub. J, Block 32, D.L. 182, 
consists of three vacant City-owned lots, each 25'x88' 
for a total area of 6,600 square feet. The zoning 
is RM-3. 

The Vancouver School Board wish to lease this property 
for a three-year period. The property is required for 
a site to accommodate a portable unit for their 
'Kumtuks Programme', a school for Indian students. 

The School Board requests that the rental be one dollar 
($1.00) per year, the same rental " they charge the " 
City of Vancouver for Day Care Centres located on School 
Board properties. 

Recommended that a lease agreement be drawn up between the 
City of Vancouver and the Vancouver School Board for the 
above described property; the rental to be one dollar 
($1.00) per annum for a term of 3 years." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendation 
of the Supervisor of Property and Insurance be approved. 



2. Provincial Government Extension Request. Option to Repurchase 
Agreement-property situated north side Keefer Street between 
Heatley and Hawks Avenue (Strathcona Area) 

The Supervisor of Property & Insurance reports as follows: 

"On July 9, 1974, City Council approved the sale of 
Lots 25-29, Block 76, D.L. 181, Plan 196 to the Provincial 
Government and the City retained an option agreement to 
repurchase the lands at the net sale price if construction 
(pouring of concrete foundation) did not take place by 
April 30, 1976. The City had three months from that date 
in which to exercise its option. 

Due to changing financial policies regarding these 
particular lots, which are part of the Strathcona Infill 
Housing Programme, the Provincial Department of Housing 
requested an extension to the option as it appeared unlikely 
that construction would commence by the April 30th deadline. 
Accordingly, on May 4, 1976 Council approved an extension 
to December 31, 1976 with three months from that date in 
which to exercise the option. 

The Provincial Department of Housing has now requested a 
further extension to the foregoing option as the architect 
has advised the December 31st deeidline cannot be met. 
Hov.-ever, it is expected construction will commence in 
January 1077 and that this will be the last extension 
required . 



cont'd 



Manager's Report, December 3> 197o 



(PROPERTIES - 2) 



C lause #2 continued : 



It is recommended that the Provincial Government be granted 
an extension to the option held by the City from December 31, 
1976 to April 30, 1977 subject to any documentation deemed 
necessary by the Director of Legal Services; the City to 
have three months from that date in which to exercise 
its option. " 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendation of the 
Supervisor of Property & Insurance be approved. 

3. Expropriation for Knight Street widening. West 7 feet of 
property at 4270 Knight St. 

The Supervisor of Property and Insurance reports as follows: 

"The widening and improvement of Knight Street, including the 
installation of permanent paving between King Edward Avenue and 
33rd Avenue was proceeded under the I97I4. Paving Programme. To 
complete the required 80 feet road allowances, negotiations were 
entered into with the owners of 35 properties to acquire the required 
widening strips, including outright purchase of the two flanking 
properties. 

Following negotiations, settlement was reached with 33 owners. The 
widening strips of two properties were finally expropriated and 
one owner subsequently agreed to a settlement. The basis of settlement 
with the 3U owners was $2.00 a square foot for loss of land subject to 
the City repairing lawn damage, relocation of fences and construction 
of retaining walls. 

The one remaining widening strip still to be acquired is the west 
seven feet of Lot 1, Block 1 of the South Part of Blocks 1 and 3> 
District Lot 3^2. On February <, 191k, Council confirmed the 
final offer of SU2U-20 for this widening strip and repair of lawn 
damage. Discussions with this owner were carried out after 
expropriation in an attempt to work out a mutual settlement but were 
not successful. 

The owner was firmly opposed to arbitration and was up till now 
not willing to appoint legal counsel to settle his claims, 
consequently, the matter was left in abeyance. 

The widening of Knight Street in this block has been completed. 
The gravel walkway in front of this property which would be located 
over the seven foot strip has not been finished. 

On November 17, 1976, in a letter addressed to the City Clerk, 
Mr. B. J. Pettenuzzo, Barrister & Solicitor advised that he was 
now acting for the owner of Lot 1. He indicated that his client 
intended to erect barriers on the seven foot strip (which would 
create an exceedingly dangerous situation for pedestrians) and 
requested early resumption of negotiations. Following discussions 
with Mr. Pettenuzzo, he advises that his client is prepared to convey 
the seven foot strip to the City for the sum of $1, 1+00. 00 inclusive 
of all claims and lega,l fees. 

This settlement was discussed with the City Engineer (Streets) and 
the Lav/ Department who concur that settlement of the claim on this 
basis would be in the best interest of both the City and the owner. 

It is recommended that the Supervisor of Property & Insurance be authorised 
to acquire the west seven feet of Lot 1, Block 1 of the South 
Part of Blocks 1 & 3, D.L. 3^2 for the sum of $1,1+00.00 inclusive 
of all claims and legal fees." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendation of the 
Supervisor of Property -and Insurance be approved. , 

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FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S) 



MANAGER'S REPORT 

November 24, 1976 

TO: Vancouver City Council 

SUBJECT: 1222 Hamilton Street - 

Development Permit Application #75167 

CLASSIFICATION: CONSIDERATION 

The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"Development Permit Application #75167 was filed on August 25, 1976 by 
Mr. D.J. Collet, on behalf of Club Baths in Canada, to carry out interior 
and exterior alterations to the second and third floors of this existing 
3 storey building and to change the present use from warehouse to a HEALTH 
CLUB, providing steam-bath, sauna and other exercising facilities to 
members . 

In addition, 61 cubicles, each measuring approximately 38 sq. ft. is to be 
provided on both floors. 

This 3 storey plus basement building fills the site, has a restaurant/ 

cabaret on the main and basement floors and is located on the east side 

of Hamilton Street between Davie and Drake Streets. The zone is DD (Downtown) 

Attached for the information of City Council, are the minutes of the Develop- 
ment Permit Staff Committee meeting of September 29, 1976, and the minutes 
of the Director of Planning's Development Permit Meeting of October 4, 1976 
and October 12, 1976 

Several meetings regarding this application have taken place between the 
applicants and members of the Planning, Health and Social Planning Departments 
At these meetings, representatives of the applicants have acknowledged 
that this would not be purely a steam bath operation but was intended to 
facilitate contact between male homosexuals and to provide facilities for 
sexual activity. 

The Medical Health Officer has expressed strong concern that such commercially 
sponsored large scale promiscuous homosexual contact is likely to aggravate 
an already difficult venereal disease problem. 

The Social Planning Department had the following comments: 

'The Director of Social Planning has no objection to this application 
on the basis of information presently available to us.' 

The Planning Department has been in contact with other major Canadian cities 
and found none that had specific regulations governing such operations. 

Because this matter is likely to be of particular concern to City Council, 
particularly regarding the strong objections of the Medical Health Officer, 
and on the advice also of the Director of Legal Services who is concerned 
about certain jurisdictional matters, it is referred to Council for 
consideration. " 

The City Manager submits the foregoing report for the CONSIDERATION of City Council 



DELEGATION THIS DAY: Mr. D. J. Collet 

Mr. F. Kranz 



FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S) 53h..., 



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MANAGER'S REPORT 

December 1 , 1976 

iC: Vancouver City Council 

SUBJECT: Detailed Design and Cost Estimates for development of 

Shaughnessy, Gladstone and Elliott Street-End Mini-Parks 

CLASSIFICATION: RECOMMENDATION 

The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

" I . BACKGROU ND 

On August 31, 1976, Council endorsed in principle the proposals 
contained in the City Manager's report dated August 27, 1976, for 
the development of the Shaughnessy, Elliott and Gladstone Street- 
End Mini-Parks. This report will deal with the following 
recommendation: 

'4. THAT City Council instruct the Director of Planning, 
in consultation with Parks Board staff and City Eng- 
innering Department, to prepare detailed working drawings 
and to report back on detailed project costs and sources 
of funding which would include City funds available in 
the North Arm Fraser Access Account #550-7901.' 

Council, on September 21, 1976, approved this project for L.I. P. 
funding. Due to the time constraints imposed on the implementation 
of L.I. P. projects, by the Department of Manpower and Immigration, 
it is necessary to report to Council at this time, prior to final 
completion of design details (i.e. construction drawings, etc.) 
which will be subject of a subsequent report. 

The Planning Department, in consultation with the City Engineering 
Department, Parks Board, and North Fraser Harbour Commissioners, 
reviewed the preliminary designs for the Street-End Mini-Parks 
Project and generally agreed that they should be refined to provide 
more access and strongly reflect the character of the river. 

Refinement in the designs resulted in a slightly more capital- 
intensive project for the Elliott and Gladstone Street-End 
development (see Appendix I). However, further investigation 
revealed that construction of a pathway on the City-owned land 
between Gladstone and Elliott Street-Ends is feasible and afforded 
substantial advantages to this project. 



1 1 . DISCUSSION 

The Director of Planning proposes that a footpath connecting Gladstone 
and Elliott Street-Ends be constructed on-grade, as an interim use of 
the City-owned lands until such time as the ultimate use of this area 
is fully resolved and developed accordingly. (See Appendix II) Some 
selective clearing and general clean-up of this area could also be 
undertaken in this project. This proposal is consistant with Council's 
interim policy guidelines (September 24, 1976) for the development 
of street-end parks, walkways, viewpoints, etc. in a few selected 
locations. 

Traditionally, Vancouver has not viewed the Fraser River as a recreational 
resource, and consequently the development of this type of recreational 
amenity (particularly east of Angus Drive) has been largely restricted 
by the industrial development and the availability of suitable site(s). 
It is considered that the addition of the Gladstone-Elliott pathway 
connector will enhance the benefits of this project to the City in the 
fol lowing ways : 



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(1) Provide citizens with a unique recreational amenity in the 
eastern portion of the City while continuing to derive revenue 
from the upland leases for City-owned lands between Gladstone 
and El 1 iott Streets; 

(2) Take advantage of one of the few, if not the last, opportunities 
for providing access to an area of the river foreshore (east of 
Angus Drive) in its natural state; and 

(3) Upgrade City-owned lands located in close proximity to existing 
residential development. 

The City-owned land between Gladstone and Elliott Street Ends is 
currently leased on a monthly basis to Stradiotti Bros. Ltd. & 
F.R. Sandry (See Appendix III). The Lessees, by reason of leasing 
the property from the City, acquire first rights to lease the water- 
lots from the NFHC for the purpose of log storage. It is considered 
that construction of the Gladstone-Elliott pathway connector, as an 
interim use, would not unduly conflict with the activities of the 
lessees -- hence there is no reason for the City to cancel these 
leases at this time. However, a suitable arrangement should be 
negotiated between the City and the lessees, and failing agreement 
being reached the lease(s) should be cancelled. (Rental per annum totals 
$14,449.92). 

City Engineer's Comments 

The intention of the proposed connection is to provide an informal 
pathway linking the Elliott and Gladstone Street End parks. If in 
future, the South Kent Avenue alignment is extended east from 
Gladstone to Elliott, the pathway must be relocated to the south 
and constructed along with the roadway (if it is considered desirable 
to retain the pedestrian link). 



III. PROJECT COST 

Estimated total project cost for Street End Mini -Park based on detailed 
drawings attached as Appendices I and II is as follows: 



Shaughnessy Street End $23,775 

Gladstone 25,750 

Elliott 22,100 

Gladstone/Elliott pathway 31,159 

Contingency (14%) 17,000 



TOTAL COST $119,784 



A detailed breakdown of costs is attached as Appendix IV. 

It is noted that the total project cost of $119,784 is an estimated 
figure and includes the employment of ten L.I. P. workers. To ensure 
that this project stays within budget, it is considered that authority 
should be given to staff to make certain alterations to design as may 
be required. 



IV. SOURCE OF FUNDS 

A. City Share 

City funds available for Street End Mini -Parks Project include: 

(1) Unallocated monies in North Arm Fraser Public Access Fund 
(Account #550-7901) for the amount of $31,000. 

(2) City share of L.I. P. project in the amount of $6,792. 

B. L.I. P. Funds 

Approval of L.I. P. Street Mini -Parks Project has been received 
from Department of Manpower and Immigration in the amount of 
$44,200. 



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C. North Fraser Harbour Commission 

Discussions with the Port Manager of North Fraser Harbour 
Commissioners regarding design concept and structures have 
indicated that he is prepared to recommend to the NFHC that the 
proposed development be approved and water-lot leases be issued 
subject to the normal requirements in such matters. A formal 
application for funding will be made to the North Fraser Harbour 
Commissioners, subject to Council's approval of the Street End 
Mini -Parks Project. 

D. . Provincial Government 

The Director of Planning indicated in the City Manager's report 
dated September 16, 1976 that Provincial funding would not be 
available from the Community Recreation Facilities Fund this year. 
Council was further advised that 1/3 provincial funding for design- 
ated priority projects could be provided if there was a GVRD By-law 
designating a North Fraser Recreation Corridor, encompassing the 
proposed North Fraser Recreation Projects as part of an official park 
plan. Discussions with the GVRD have revealed, however, that a 
draft GVRD By-law will not be completed this year. Further, it is 
improbable that subsequent approval of this By-law will be obtained 
before the street end projects are well underway. In order that the 
L.I. P. funding for this project be not jeopardized (implementation 
of the Street End Mini -Parks Project must normally commence by 
January 31, 1977), it is considered that this project should proceed 
on the basis of the approved L.I. P. grant, City funds and NFHC 
funding; and that Council, through representation on the North 
Fraser Recreation Policy Committee, continue to urge the Provincial 
Government to share in the funding of this project. 

From the above, the source and distribution of funding is as follows: 

TOTAL PROJECT COST $119,784 

Less L.I. P. Grant (approved) $ 44,200 

Costs to be shared equally $ 75,584 

(1) City of Vancouver $37,792 

Account #550-7901 $31 ,000 
City Share L.I. P. 

Grant $ 6,792 

(2) North Fraser Harbour 

Commission $37,792 $75,584 

City Engineer's Comments 

Design details for the Shaughnessy and Gladstone Street parks are accept- 
able subject to completion and approval of design details in accordance 
with recognized engineering standards. These details will be finalized 
during completion of the working drawings which have not as yet been 
initiated. There is, however, a problem with the Elliott Street park 
which was identified in the report to Council dated August 27, 1976, 
and has not been resolved satisfactorily. Construction of structures 
on the C.P.R. railroad right-of-way and proposed road alignment cannot 
be permitted and therefore, the concept plan must be revised accordingly 
before authorization to proceed with the preparation of working dcawings 
and implementation can be granted. As relocation of the structures to the 
south will result in an improved view of the river (view to the east is 
inhibited by a dyke with the present concept), there should be no opposition 
to this revision. 

The street ends are in the care and custody of the City and are 
administered by the City Engineer. Maintenance of the street end 
parks will be provided for in the Streets Maintenance budget. 
Actual construction and maintenance will be carried out by the 
Parks Board as is the case with other similar areas. 



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VI. RECOMMENDATIONS 

The Director of Planning RECOMMENDS that City Council: 

(1) Approve the Street End Mini -Parks Project and authorize civic 
staff to alter details of design and construction as necessary 
to meet requirements of the City Engineer, Ministry of Transport 
and North Fraser Harbour Commission. The pedestrian pathway 
between Elliott and Gladstone Streets is to be relocated if 
South Kent Avenue is extended in that area in the future. 

(2) Approve funding for the Street End Mini -Parks in accordance with 
the cost sharing agreement outlined in this report. 

(3) Instruct the City Engineer and the Parks Board to proceed with 
the program of implementation. 

(4) Approve the balance of City funds for the Street End Mini-Parks 
Project being allocated from North Fraser Public Access Fund, 
Account #550-7901, in the amount of $31,000 (thirty-one thousand 
dollars) . 

(5) Make formal application to the North Fraser Harbour Commissioners 
for approval of the Street End Mini -Parks Project and equal cost 
sharing for this project in the amount of $37,792 (thirty-seven 
thousand, seven hundred and ninety-two dollars). 

(7) Instruct the City Engineer to make application to the North Fraser 
Harbour Commission to lease the water lots adjacent to the 
Shaughnessy and Gladstone Street ends and seek approval for an 
additional use in the existing water lot lease adjacent to Elliott 
Street. 

(8) Instruct and Supervisor of Property and Insurance to negotiate a 
suitable arrangement between the City and lessees for City lands 
located between the Gladstone and Elliott Street Ends south of 
North Kent, the failing an agreement being reached the lease(s) 
be cancelled. 

(9) Instruct the City Engineer to report back on anticipated maintenance 
costs to be included in the 1977 Streets Maintenance Budget as 
there has not been time to estimate this as yet." 

The City Manager recommends that the recommendations of the Director 
of Planning be approved. 



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MANAGER'S REPORT 




November 23, 19 76 

TO: Vancouver City Council 

SUBJECT: Cedar Cottage, Kitsilano and Mt. Pleasant N.I. P.: 
Budget and Staff Alterations 

CLASSIFICATION: RECOMMENDATION 

The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"I PURPOSE OF REPORT 

The purpose of this report is to recommend budget and staff alterations 
re the Cedar Cottage, Kitsilano and Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood Improve- 
ment Programs (N.I. P.) . 

II CURRENT SITUATION: CEDAR COTTAGE, KITSILANO AND MT. PLEASANT N.I. P. 

1 . Cedar Cottage 

The Cedar Cottage N.I. P. is a 1974 program; nearly all of the 
Implementation Stage projects are completed, and the balance of 
N.I. P. funds will be committed by December 31, 1976. The budget 
for the administration of this program expires on December 31, 1976. 

A Planning Assistant III and a Clerk-Typist are assigned to this 
program, and are located in a Site Office in the community. A 
Planner II, operating from the Mt. Pleasant Site Office provides 
supervision. A R.R.A.P. Promoter (who provides information to the 
public on the complementary Residential Rehabilitation Assistance 
Program) works 25 percent of his time in Cedar Cottage (and 
75 percent in Mt. Pleasant). All positions are temporary . 

2. Kitsilano 

The Kitsilano N.I. P. is also a 1974 program; and, similar to Cedar 
Cottage, nearly all of the Implementation Stage projects are 
completed, with the balance of N.I. P. funds to be committed by 
December 31, 1976. The budget for the administration of this program 
expires on December 31, 1976. 

A Site Office Co-ordinator, a Clerk-Typist and a R.R.A.P. Promoter 
are assigned to this Program, and are located in a Site Office in the 
community. All positions are temporary . 

3. Mt. Pleasant 

The Mt. Pleasant N.I. P. is a 1975 program. The Concept Plan, which 
specified the types of improvements required and allocated monies within 
the balance of the N.I. P. funds to achieve those objectives, was adopted 
by Council on September 28, 1976. The budget for the administration 
of the planning stage of this program expires on December 31, 1976. 

A Planner II (who provides some supervision to the Cedar Cottage N.I.P.), 
a Planning Assistant III, and a R.R.A.P. Promoter (who works 75 percent 
of his time in Mt. Pleasant and 25 percent in Cedar Cottage) are assigned 
to this program, and are located in a Site Office in the community. All 
positions are temporary . A temporary CTerk-typist was assigned To tnTs 
Droaram. but the position was terminated on August 31, 1976, when the 
incumbent returned to school . 

in PROPOSED BUDGET AND STAFF ALTERATIONS 

The following budget and staff alterations are recommended to provide for 
the continued effective administration of the above-noted N.I. P. programs: 

1. Extend Cedar Cottage Planning Assistant HI and Kitsilano Site Office 
C~o-ordinator to October 31, 1977 , and provide budgets for final phase 
of Implementation Stage . 

This is to ensure that the community will be consulted on the final 
implementation items and to ensure that the projects are completed 
in accordance with Council direction. This staff could be diverted 
to 1977 N.I. P. areas selected by Council and approved by senior 
governments. 



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2. Confirm the termination of the temporary Clerk-Typist (Kitsilano) and 
Clerk-Typist (Cedar Cottage) positions, effective December 31, 1976 . ~ 



3. Confirm the closing of the Cedar Cottage and Kitsilano Site Office , 
effective December 31 , 197(T 

Continued intensive resident participation will not be required as 
both of these programs are in the final phase of the Implementation 
Stage. 



4. Extend Mt. Pleasant Planner II, Planning Assistant III and Implementation 
Stage budget to December 31, 1977 . 

This to ensure the effective administration of the first year of the 
Implementation Stage. A portion (20%) of the Planner II salary for 
10 months should be included in the Cedar Cottage budget for supervision 
in the final phase of the Cedar Cottage Implementation Stage. 



5. Establish a Clerk-Typist II (temporary) position for the Mt. Pleasant 
N.I. P. program for the period January I to December 31 , 1977 . 

These Promoters should continue to be budgeted from the N.I. P. programs. 
This function should be reviewed prior to July 31, 1977, with consideration 
given to the availability of R.R.A.P. funds. It should be noted that 
intensive R.R.A.P. promotion has been extremely effective in enabling 
Vancouver to obtain maximum benefit from this program. 



On October 12, 1976, the Federal government informed the City that C.M.H.C. 
is prepared to approve all R.R.A.P. applications on hand as of October 8, 
1976. Applications received after October 8 would be processed on the 
understanding that approval by C.M.H.C. of such applications would be 
subject to 1977 fund allocations. In further discussion with C.M.H.C. 
officials it has been noted that, in fact, the 1977 budget may only be 
sufficient to meet the backlog of applications taken in 1976. 



IV RECOMMENDATIONS 

It should be noted that the temporary staff assigned to Cedar Cottage are 
budgeted until the end of the program, i.e. October 31, 1977. It is 
the intnetion of transfering these staff to new positions which may be 
created as part of 1977 N.I. P. programs. These staff could be transferred 
to Local Area Planning programs if Council is prepared to undertake 100SS 
of the staff costs. This has not been assumed in the report. 

Methods of providing planning services and Local Area Planning programs 
to both N.I. P. - eligible areas and areas not eligible for N.I. P. will be 
the subject of discussion with City Council in the new year. 

Therefore, the Director of Planning RECOMMENDS: 

(1) THAT the temporary Planning Assistant III (Cedar Cottage) position, 
scheduled to be terminated on December 31, 1976, be extended to 
October 31, 1977. 

(2) THAT the Cedar Cottage N.I. P. Implementation Stage Budget from January 
1 to October 31, 1977, contained in Appendix I, be approved. (Funds 
for this budget are available within existing Cedar Cottage Planning 
Stage and Implementation Stage Administration Accounts). 

(3) THAT the temporary Site Office Co-ordinator (Kitsilano)position, 
scheduled to be terminated on December 31, 1976, be extended 

to October 31, 1977. 

(4) THAT the Kitsilano N.I. P. Implementation Stage Budget from January 1 
to October 31, 1977, contained in Appendix II, be approved. (Funds 
for this budget are available within existing Kitsilano Planning 
Stage and Implementation Stage Administration accounts). 



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(5) THAT the termination of the temporary Clerk-Typist (Cedar Cottage) 
and temporary Clerk-Typist (Kitsilano) positions be confirmed, 
effective December 31, 1976. 

(6) THAT the closing of the Cedar Cottage and Kitsilano Site Offices be 
confirmed, effective December 31, 1976. 

(7) THAT the temporary Planner II (Mt. Pleasant) and the temporary 
Planning Assistant III (Mt. Pleasant) positions, scheduled to be 
terminated on December 31, 1976, be extended to December 31, 1977. 

(8) THAT the creation of a temporary Clerk-Typist (Mt. Pleasant) position 
(January 1 to December 31, 1977) be approved. This position is 
costshareable, and funding is available within this N.I. P. program. 

(9) THAT the Mt. Pleasant N.I. P. Implementation Stage Budget from 
January 1 to December 31, 1977, contained in Appendix III be approved. 
(Funds for this budget are available within the Mt. Pleasant N.I. P. 
Overall Budget). 

(10) THAT the temporary Cedar Cottage/Mt. Pleasant and temporary Kitsilano 
R.R.A.P. Promoter positions, scheduled to be terminated on December 
31, 1976, be extended to July 31, 1977, FURTHER THAT should the 
Federal government make an announcement prior to July 31, 1977, 
which affects the R.R.A.P. funding arrangements, the Director of 
Planning be instructed to report back." 



The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the recommendations of the 
Director of Planning be approved. 



FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S>)...£3& 



REPORT TO COUNCIL 

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON 

HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT 



Ncr/ember 25, 1976 

A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Housing and Environment was 
hold on Thursday, November 25, 1976, at 1:30 p.m. in the No. 1 Committee Roan, 
Third Floor, City Hall. 

PRESENT: Alderman Harcourt, Chairman 

Alderman Bird 

Alderman Boyce (Items 7 and 8) 
Alderman Cowie 
Alderman Rankin 

CLERK; E. Bowie 

The Minutes of the meeting of October 28, 1976, were adopted. 

I MORMATI ON: 

1. Fire Alarm Upgrading Order 

1765 West 8th Avenue (Mr. F. Berger) 
Fire By-law 



The Committee had for consideration a Manager's Report dated November 2, 1976, 
(on file in the City Clerk's Office) in which the Fire Chief and the Director of 
Permits and Licenses reported on the cost of upgrading the fire alarm system at 
1765 West 8th Avenue. The Electrical Inspection Division of the Department of 
Permits and licenses inspected the premises and estimated the cost of upgrading to be 
$783.56. Mr. Berger spoke to the Committee and stated that one of the reasons that 
the building had not been demolished was the assurance given by him to an elderly 
tenant that she would never have to move. He stated that this tenant was now 
deceased and it seemed illogical to spend this amount of money to upgrade a building 
which could shortly be demolished. Also he had been told that the alarm system would 
bcve to be hooked up to an AC source. He stated that all the circuits are in use and 
a separate breaker would be required. He further stated that the furnace roam was 
equipped with two sprinklers and questioned the reason for the installation of three 
heat detectors. 

It was pointed out to Mr. Berger by Fire Chief Konig that a separate circuit 
would not be required to wire the alarm system as the power use for the alarm would 
be negligible. 

The Committee explained to Mr. Berger that these requirements for upgrading were 
Provincial regulations and that the Committee or the Council load no authority to 
down-grade these regulations. As this building is being upgraded to minimum standards 
only Mr. Berger would have to comply as instructed. 

After further discussion the Cormittee 

H 'SOLVED, 

A. THAT Mr. Barger be instructed to upgrade the fire alarm system 
at 1765 West 8th Avenue to bring the building up to the iiunimum 
standard required by the Provincial Fire Marshal. 

B. THAT the Fixe Chief be requested, to look into the matter of the 
instti llation of heat detectors in the furnace room. 



2, Progress Report on Enforcement of Lodging House By-law 
(The Roya l Roans, Wicklow H o tel, Ohio Rooms) 

The Committee had before it for consideration a Manager's Report dated 
Nrverriber 18, 1976, (on file in the City Clerk's Office) in which the Medical Health 
Officer reported on the progress of the enforcement of the lodging House By-law at. 
the following three locations: 

: i.l ie roy al Roo m s, 237 Main Street 



Plumbing repairs liave beer, carried out, however the system is malfunctioning 

Cont'd . . . 




Report to Council 

Standing Committee of Council 

on Housing and Environment 

November 25, 1976 2 

Clause 2 Cont'd 

and the plumbing contractor is presently carrying out repairs. The problem has not 
been rectified to date. The heating system has been replaced/ but is functioning 
only marginally. The owner is proceeding with legal action to have the contractor 
carry out the necessary repairs. 

The owner and operator have been advised that issuance of further permits is 
dependent upon satisfactory repair of the plumbing and heating systems. 



Wicklow Hotel, 1516 Powell Street 

These premises remain vacant and are secured against anyone entering or 
using space. The only personnel on the premises will be the owner, Mr. J. Reardon, 
and two or three assistants to ensure safety against vandalism. There has been no 
changes or renovations attempted. Court action is continuing. 



Chio Rooms, 245 Powell Street 

Renovations proceeding at a satisfactory rate. Present permit is to 
November 30, 1976, but a full permit will be issued if repairs and upgrading continue 
at the present rate. 

The Committee 
RESOLVED, 

THAT the report of the City Manager dated November 18, 1976, 
be received for information. 



3. 1168 East Hastings Street 

Standards of Maintenance By-law 

Mr. E. Ford of the Department of Permits and Licenses reported that all matters 
relating to the building at the above address have been complied with. 

The Committee 

RESOLVED, 

THAT the verbal report on the premises at 1168 East Hastings 
Street be received for information. 



4. Closure of Cordova Rooms, 56 East Cordova Street 

The Committee had for consideration a Manager's Report dated November 18, 
1976, (on file in the City Clerk's Office) in which the Medical Health Officer stated 
that the Health Department had received a letter from Hood, Joe, & Chang, lawyers 
representing the Cordova Rooms, stating that their client, Mr. Wing Jan Jung, operator 
of the Cordova Rooms, was ceasing operation as of December 31, 1976. 

If this operation were to close it would mean a loss of 35 sleeping units and 
one 5-room housekeeping unit. 

Mr. Morgan, Director of Environmental Health, reported that as of November 25, 

1976, notice had been received that the Cordova Rooms would remain in operation and 
that the operator, Mr. Jung, had reduced the rent and intends to comply with the 
Order to upgrade these premises in compliance with the Lodging House By-law. 

He also stated that there are three other premises in the downtown easts ide 
area affecting 80 rooms that have indicated they will cease operation on January 1, 

1977. It was pointed out by Mr. Morgan that there is a 25% vacancy rate in hotels 
in the downtown easts ide and some operators are not complying with the necessary 
upgrading. 



Cont'd . 



Report to Council 

Standing Committee of Council 

on Housing and Environment 

November 25, 1976 3 

Clause 4 Cont'd 



Following discussion the Committee 



RESOLVED, 



A. THAT the report of the City Manager dated November 18, 1976, 
be received for information. 



B. THAT the Director of Environmental Health report back to the 
Committee on the compliance of the Cordova Rooms to the 
upgrading of their premises as per the Lodging House By-law. 



C. THAT the Director of Environmental Health report verbally to 
the Committee on the three premises which have indicated 
they will cease operation on January 1, 1977. 



RECOMMENDATION ; 

5. Hotel Metrople, 320 Abbott Street 
Citizens' Complaint re Noise 

The Committee had for consideration a Manager's Report dated November 1, 1976, 
(copy circulated) in which the City Engineer reported that at the Standing 
Committee on Housing and Environment Meeting of 2 September, 1976, the City Engineer 
was instructed to investigate and report back to the Committee on the introduction 
of a system confining garbage pickups in the residential areas of the downtown core 
to the periods early evening to midnight and early morning after 6:00 a.m. 

Because of the extreme daytime traffic congestion in the downtown lanes the 
City operates a night shift garbage collection in the Central Business District. 
This shift operates between 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. The private haulers also find 
it necessary to work at night. In some places, and the lane at Hotel Metropole, 
320 Abbott, is an example, illegal parking in the lanes inhibits the use of the lane 
until after 2 a.m. The garbage collection crews therefore find that if they wait 
until after 2 a.m. these lanes are clear, and the work can be performed quickly and 
without delay. 

If parking in certain of the lanes, such as at the Hotel Metropole, is 
controlled to permit truck access prior to midnight, the garbage can be removed 
before that time. The Police Department advises that they presently ticket illegally 
parked cars which are found in lanes, and tow away vehicles which block lanes to 
fire truck access. 

Following discussion the Committee 

RECOMMENDED, 

A. THAT the City's garbage collection night-shift operation be 
continued as at present. 

B. THAT the Police Department be advised that illegal parking in 
certain downtown lanes is preventing collection of garbage before 
12 midnight and that vehicles which block passage '■ by garbage 
trucks in these lanes should be removed. 



INFORMATION : 

6. Clarification of Recommendations to City Council re 
Fire By-law Amendments 

The Committee had for consideration a brief presented by: 

Cont'd . . . 



Report to Council 

Standing Committee of Council 

on Housing and Environment 

November 25, 1976 4 

Clause 6 Cont'd 

Committee of Tenants, 1101 Nicola Street 
Apartment Tenant Owners Association 
Apartment and Lodging House Association 
Rental Housing Council of B.C. 

in which was presented the following recommendations: 

"a. Allow an appeal against an order of the Fire Chief 
on the grounds of both the National Codes and as 
provided for in them, but also providing for relaxation 
where literal enforcement would result in unreasonable 
hardships; 

b. Allow either the building owner or tenants an opportunity 
to place an appeal, within 60 days of receiving an order; 

c. Define precisely the buildings to which the By-law applies 
and which, if any, are exempt; 

d. Define precisely who is legally responsible for executing 
order. "Occupants" is too vague and could include tenants." 

The Committee also considered a memorandum from the Fire Chief on 1 Recommenda- 
tions to City Council re Fire By-law Amendments In Brief Submitted By Tenants & 
Owners Committees ' (copies on file in the City Clerk * s Office) . 

A member of the Committee requested the Fire Chief to contact various builders 
and contractors to obtain prices on typical renovations required to upgrade 
buildings to the standards of the Fire By-law. 

Following discussion the Committee 

RESOLVED, 

A. THAT the brief submitted by the Committees of Tenants & Owners 
and the memorandum submitted by the Fire Chief be received for 
information. 

B. THAT the Fire Chief be instructed to obtain prices from various 
builders and contractors for typical renovations to comply with 
the regulations of the Fire By-law, i.e. installation of enclosed 
stairways, fire doors, sprinkler systems, etc., to assist the 
Committee in evaluation of future upgradings and to report back 
to the Committee as soon as possible. 



7. Equitable Distribution of Renovation Costs 
to Apartment Buildings: Fire By-law 

The Committee had before it for consideration an exchange of correspondence 
between the Chairman and Mr. J. Brewin, former Chairman of the Rent Review Commission, 
(copies on file in the City Clerk's Office) . 

Mr. B.W. McCulloch and Mr. Patterson of the Rent Review Commission were in 
attendance at the meeting. The Chairman introduced a letter from Mr. Allan MacLean 
of the Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society in regard to Section 28 of the 
Landlord and Tenant Act which deals with renovation rent increases (copy attached) . 

Mr. McCulloch stated that the Rent Review Commission has presented proposals 
to the Cabinet but that it is not at liberty to say what these proposals are at 
the present time. There is a case before the Commission currently which raises the 
points put forward in the Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society letter. 
Some of the concerns of the Society would require changes to the legislation. 
Mr. Garden has stated that no action would be taken before the next session of the 
House. 

The Honourable R. Mair, Minister of Consumer Services is now the Minister 
responsible for the Rent Review Commission. He has been briefed on the outstanding 

Cont'd . . . 



Report to Council 

Standing Conndttee of Council 

on Housing and Environment 

November 25, 1976 5 

Clause 7 Cont'd 

issues and is attempting to learn more about rent controls and application of the 
Fire By-law and has made no decisions as yet. 

The Committee considered the City should provide the Minister with some 
background information. It was agreed the Finance Department be instructed to 
provide the Committee with information on the amount an owner can write-off, (e.g. 
savings for fire insurance, income tax, and capital gains and on the necessity 
of upgrading buildings) . When this information is available the Committee should 
make representation to Mr. Mair expressing its concerns and suggestions on what an 
equitable sharing of the 12% allowable increases in rent for renovations should 
be. The Committee does not feel that tenants should have to pay for renovations 
which are required under the Fire By-law or any other applicable by-laws. 



Mr. Patterson said that the Rent Review Commission is studying alternative 
formulae and methods of financing improvements. He outlined what other Provinces 
are doing when dealing with rent controls and will forward this information to 
the Chairman for analysis by the Finance Department. 

RESOLVED, 

A. THAT the Director of Finance be requested to study information 

on methods owners can use to write-down improvements and report to 
the Committee what would be an equitable sharing of the 12% 
allowable rent increases for renovations. 

B. THAT the Chairman write to The Honourable R. Mair advising him of 
the City's concerns with respect to the equitable distribution of 
renovation costs, stating that our Finance Department will be 
studying alternative formulae and methods of financing improvements 
to ascertain an equitable sharing of the 12%, and requesting an 
opportunity to bring forward the Committee's concerns at a meeting 
in the near future. 



8. Chairman's Progress Report 

The Committee had before it the Chairman's report (on file in the City Clerk's 
Office) on the progress of the Standing Committee of Council on Housing and 
Environment over the last two years. 

The Chairman noted his recommendations as follows: 

a. Adopt a housing plan after suitable discussion and dialogue. 

b. The housing function and responsibilities of the various 
officials at City Hall should be clarified. 

c. New construction goals for 1977 and 1978 should be set out 
for seniors, family and specialty housing. 

d. The Director of Legal Services should be preparing a report on 
the new By-law Enforcement Prosecutor who has been hired. 
Effective and appropriate ways to enforce our various housing 
and environment by-laws should be discussed. In particular, 

a Municipal By-law Court should be in operation in 1977. 

e. With reference to environmental matters Council should keep a 
very careful and critical watch on the proposed airport 
expansion. 

Other areas that are going to have to be actively considered by a new 
Council are: 

(i) The need for a movement of goods study. 

(ii) Recycling of garbage and energy conservation will 
play an increasingly more important role. 



Cont'd . 



Report to Council 

Standing Conmittee of Council 

on Housing and Environment 

November 25, 1976 

Clause 8 Cont'd 

The Conmittee 
RESOLVED, 

THAT the progress report of the Chairman of the Housing and 
Environment Conmittee be received and referred to the new 
Housing Committee of Council. 



The meeting adjourned at approximately 2:20 p.m. 



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FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE 



REPORT TO COUNCIL 



STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 



November 25, 1976 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Finance 
and Administration was held in the No. 2 Committee Room, third 
floor, City Hall on Thursday, November 25, 1976 at approximately 
1:30 p.m. 

PRESENT : Alderman Volrich, Chairman 

Alderman Kennedy 
Alderman Marzari 
Alderman Sweeney 

COMMITTEE CLERK: G. Barden 



INFORMATION 



1. Good Stuff Games - Grant Request 

The Committee had for consideration a Manager's report dated 
November 15, 1976 (copy circulated) outlining a grant request from 
Good Stuff Games for $327.47 to cover the cost of installation of 
bleachers by the Park Board at "the world's largest backgammon game" 
held on Granville Island on September 18, 1976. Profits of $1,000.00 
from the sale of refreshments and passing the hat were to be donated 
to the Children's Hospital. 

The Director of Social Planning did not support this grant 
request and reported as follows: 

"The applicant is not a Non-Prof it Society and the request is 
to cover a deficit knowingly incurred. It is assumed that persons 
who gave donations to Good Stuff Games did so on the understanding 
that 100% of their contributions would be forwarded to the Children's 
Hospital. Therefore, I feel that Good Stuff Games should deliver 
the entire proceeds to the Children's Hospital and that the cost of 
the bleachers be absorbed by this Company as a promotional expense." 

Mr. Pozer of Good Stuff Games stated that he felt the 
commercial aspect had been played up too much and that they had 
announced that profits in the amount of $1,000.00 would go to the 
Children's Hospital. If the City did not approve the grant the 
$327.47 would have to be deducted from the $1,000.00 leaving only 
$673.00 to be given to the Children's Hospital. 



A motion to approve the grant was put and lost. The Committee 
took no further action on the matter. 



RECOMMENDATION 



2 . Vancouver Bach Choir - Grant Request 

The Committee considered a letter dated November 10, 1976 
(copy circulated) from the Vancouver Bach Choir requesting that 
they be given an opportunity to appeal the decision of Council of 
October 5, 1976 approving a grant equal to the rental of the Queen 
Elizabeth Theatre for one evening. 




Cont'd 



Standing Committee of Council 2 

on Finance and Administration 
November 25, 1976 

Clause #2 continued ; 

Representatives of the Vancouver Bach Choir stated that they 
were confused when making their presentation to Council and did not 
make it clear that because they are doing "The Messiah" this year, 
it would require four nights rental of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre 
instead of the one night rental that they usually request. "The 
Messiah" is very popular and the number of people wishing to see 
it requires that they give additional performances to accommodate 
them, although this increases their expenses. 

Following discussion it was 
RECOMMENDED 



THAT City Council grant one night's additional free rental" 
of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to the Vancouver Bach 
Choir. 



The meeting adjourned at approximately 2:00 p.m. 
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FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S) .P.^l. 



REPORT TO COUNCIL 




STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 



November 25, 1976 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Planning and 
Development was held in the No. 1 Committee Room, Third Floor, 
City Hall, on Thursday, November 25, 1976 at approximately 3.30 p.m 



PRESENT : Alderman Kennedy, Chairman 

Alderman Bird 
Alderman Cowie 
Alderman Harcourt 

CLERK TO THE 

COMMITTEE : M.L. Cross 



INFORMATION 

1. Status of Rezoning Applications 

The Committee considered a memorandum dated November 4, 1976 (on 
file in the City Clerk's office) from Mr. H. Schesser, Zoning 
Division, Planning Department forwarding the monthly status of 
rezoning applications as of October 31, 1976. 



RESOLVED: 



THAT the monthly status report of rezoning 
applications as of October 31, 1976 be received. 



2. Status Report on Ma.ior Development Proposals 

At the informal meeting of members of Council and members of 
the Development Permit Board/Panel on October 12, 1976, the 
Director of Planning agreed that his Department would report 
verbally to the Committee on any development permit applications 
received for major developments throughout the City. 

Mr. A. Floyd, Acting Zoning Planner, with the aid of drawings, 
reported verbally on the following development permit applications 
received from October 28 to November 4, 1976: 

(a) D.P.A. #75^10 - 1214 W 7th Ave. - 12 unit townhouse 

development 

(b) D.P.A. #75805 - 1167 W 7th Ave. - 6 unit townhouse 

development 

(c) D.P.A. #75806 - 555 W 5th Ave. -Ill unit apartment 

building 

(d) Preliminary D.P.A. #75942 - 1370 Davie St. - 84 unit 

1 apartment building 



Mr. Floyd advised that the Department would report verbally to 
the Committee on a bi-monthly basis. 



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on Planning and Development 

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Clause #2 continued; 



RESOLVED : 

THAT the verbal report of the Acting Zoning 
Planner on major development permit applications 
received October 2& - November 4, 1976 be 
received. 



RECOMMENDATION 

3. Formation and Recognition of Champlain Heights 
Planning Advisory Committee 

On December 9, 1976 Council referred a letter dated November 1, 
1976 from Mr. E. Lyngen, "Acting Interim Chairman, Champlain Heights 
Planning Advisory Committee and Draft Terms of Reference (on 
file in the City Clerk's office) to the Council Committee for 
consideration. 

Mr. Lyngen distributed information on membership of the original 
C.H.P.A.C. and the attendance in 1976 of those persons who have 
attended the meetings since May 13, 1976. 

He stated the meetings were open to persons who have an interest 
in the development of all of Champlain Heights, including the 
implementation stages of Areas E and F and a continuing community 
involvement in the local area planning programme as approved by 
Council on December IS, 1973 for "overcoming the perceived plan- 
ning deficiencies in the existing built up areas of Champlain 
Heights." 

The Planning Advisory Committee is requesting that Council recog- 
nize the C.H.P.A.C. and the revised Terms of Reference dated 
September 7, 1976 and make provision for Civic staff to continue 
meeting with them. 

The Committee 

RECOMMENDED ; 

THAT the formation of the Champlain Heights 
Planning Advisory Committee and the Terms of 
Reference dated September 7, 1976 be approved. 

FURTHER THAT the Director of Planning report 
back in six months on the workings of the 
Committee . 



INFORMATION 

4. Development Permit Application #75674 - l66l Whyte Ave. 
Kitsilano Coast Guard Base 



The Committee considered a report dated November 12, 1976 (on 
file in the City Clerk's office) which the City Manager submitted 
for Information. 

In the report the Director of Planning advises that a development 
permit application has been received from F. & A., Construction Ltd. 



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Clause #4 continued; 



on behalf of the Federal Department of Public Works, to add a 
58' x 32 1 second storey addition on the existing Kitsilano 
Coast Guard base for offices and storage. Work was already- 
started before the application was made and construction is well 
underway. The Urban Design Panel has approved the design of 
the addition but the Director of Planning is meeting with repre- 
sentatives of the Department of Public Works in an attempt to 
have them improve the appearance of the whole base. 

RESOLVED ; 

THAT the report of the. City Manager dated 
November 12, 1976 be received for information. 

FURTHER THAT the Director of Planning in his dis- 
cussions with the Federal Department of Public 
Works, relay the concerns of the Standing Committee 
on Planning and Development that work had commenced 
before permits had been obtained and the fact it 
shares the view of the Director of Planning that 
the visual appearance of the base should be 
improved. 



5. Development Permit Application #75746 - Airwest Airlines- 
North Foot of Jervis Street 



The Committee considered a report dated November 12, 1976 (on 
file in the City Clerk's office) which the City Manager submitted 
for Information. 

In the report the Director of Planning advises that Airwest 
Airlines have submitted a development permit application to 
retain the existing aircraft landing base (approved to October 
31, 1976) for a further unlimited period of time. Staff are 
currently preparing policy recommendations that include seaplane 
and helicopter service for the downtown waterfront area- as an 
appropriate and desirable component of the transportation system. 
The Director of Planning is prepared to approve the application 
for a limited period of five years expiring October 31» 19&1. 

The Committee expressed concern about safety, noise, the increased 
number and the timing of planes coming into the harbour. 

RESOLVED ; 

THAT the report of the City Manager dated November 
12, 1976 be received for information. 

FURTHER THAT the Director of Planning be instructed 
to bring the concerns of the Committee to the 
attention of the Committee on the Burrard Inlet 
Waterfront and report back. 



cont'd 



Report to Council 

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on Planning and Development 

November 25, 1976 Page 4 



6. Development Permit Application #75915 - Ministry of 

Transport - Flight Control Tower - 200 Granville Street 

The Committee considered a report dated November 17, 1976 which 
the City Manager submitted for Information.' 

In the report the Director of Planning advised that a development 
permit application has been submitted by the Ministry of 
Transport to add a 16* high pentagonal-shaped control tower, 
32' at its widest section, above the penthouse of the Granville 
Square Tower to operate during daylight hours to control float 
plane safety. 

RESOLVED ; 

THAT the report of the City Manager dated November 
17, 1976 be received for information. 



RECOMMENDATION 



7. Pt. Grey Road Property Acquisition and Development Issues 

The Committee considered a report of the City Manager dated 
November 4, 1976 (copy circulated) in which the Director of 
Planning recommends policies to guide property acquisition and 
private development on the north side of Pt. Grey Road. 

Ms. J. Hlavach, Area Planning, advised that a number of policies 
had been approved in principle in October 1975 hut final adop- 
tion was deferred until the policies were discussed with residents, 
the Parks Board and the Vancouver City Planning Commission. On 
February 24, 1976 decision on a final set of policies was 
deferred until a report on the rear building line was received. 
After a Public Hearing, Council on June 1, 1976 enacted the 
amendment to the Zoning and Development By-law establishing the 
building line. 

In line with the City's policy to eventually acquire for park 
purposes, the lands on the north side of Point Grey Road, the 
Director of Planning recommends that the following policies be 
adopted: 

Policy #1 ; That the long term acquisition of all 

property on the north side of Point Grey 
Road be the City of Vancouver's policy 
(Balsam to Alma) . 

Policy #2 ; Property should be considered for acqui- 
sition on the basis of opportunity and 
availability anywhere on the north side 
of Point Grey Road. 

Policy #3 ; A degree of emphasis, when more than one 
opportunity for purchase exists, should 
be placed on acquiring lands abutting a 
street end, and between Balsam and 
Trafalgar. 

Policy #4 ; The beach area should remain in its current 
•natural* condition. 



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on Planning and Development 

November 25, 1976 Page 5 



Clause #7 continued : 



Pnl i r.v #5 : The development and maintenance of street 
ends as mini-parks, in a manner that will 
improve their usability, should be inves- 
tigated and reported back to City Council. 

Policy #6 : Improved signage and delineation of access 
points and improvement of the access points 
(stairs, hand-rails, etc.) (including an 
additional access point at Hastings Mill 
Park) should be investigated and reported 
back to City Council. 

Policy #7 : An amendment to the Zoning and Development 
By-law (No. 3575) should be prepared that 
would require all designs for retaining 
walls to be approved by the Director of 
Planning who would give regard to location, 
extension from existing cliff face, 
materials, landscaping, texture, etc., 
structural adequacy and safety. In no case, 
however, may seawalls be constructed to 
extend the existing land form at the top of 
the cliff. 

Policy #8 : No construction or building should be 
permitted at the base of the cliff. 

Policy #9 : The existing RS-2 and RT-2 District 

Schedules (with the exceptions noted in the 
following two policies) should be used to 
regulate development on the north side of 
Point Grey Road. 

Policy #10 1 Purpose designed apartments and townhouses 
not be permitted on the north side of 
Point Grey Road. 

Policy #11 : No side yard relaxations be granted for new 
developments. 



The Committee 



RECOMMENDED: 



(A) THAT Policies 1 to 11 contained in the report of 
the City Manager dated November 4, 1976 be adopted 
as the plan for the future of property acquisition 
and development on the north side of Pt. Grey Road. 

(B) THAT the City Engineer be instructed to report back 
on the implementation of Policies 5 and 6. 

(C) THAT the Director of Planning be instructed to make 
application to amend the Zoning and Development 
By-law in order to implement Plan Policy 7, and 
refer such application direct to Public Hearing 
after a report thereon is received from the 
Vancouver City Planning Commission. 



cont'd. . . . 



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on Planning and Development 

November 25, 1976 p age 6 



8. Downtown-Eastside Neighbourhood Improvement Program - 
1977 Administration Budget 

The Committee had before it a report dated November 16, 1976 
(on file in the City Clerk's office) which the' City Manager 
submitted for Consideration.' 

On September 28, 1976 when dealing with recommendations of the 
Standing Committee on Planning and Development City Council 
passed" the following motion: 

"Recommendation A of the Committee contained in this 
clause be approved; except that the following state- 
ment in recommendation (5) of the Manager's report 

This budget of $58,000 is included in the total 
Implementation Budget of $589,300 and is cost 
shareable 

be referred back to the Standing Committee on Planning 
and Development for further consideration. This con- 
sideration to include source of funding should the 
Committee recommend that the City absorb all or part 
of these administrative costs." 

In the report the Director of Planning stated: 

"The Concept Plan which Council dealt with on September 28 indicated that while 
administration and implementation of the program can be costly, particularly 
for a community with very limited funds and many high priority needs, the same 
quantity and quality of administration as required by other N.I. P. programs 
is necessary to carry out this program. 

Administrative costs are a legitimate expense within N.I. P. programs and are 
cost-shareable with the senior levels of government. However, in view of the 
extremely difficult problem of the City trying to meet the area's high priority 
needs with this low level of funding, it appears appropriate in this instance 
for the City to assume the total 1977 administrative costs for this program . 

It should be noted that while the circumstances which created this situation 
are not unique, the administrative costs of future N.I. P. programs should be 
considered cost-shareable; in other words, no precedent is set if Council 
adopts this proposed course of action. 

The Director of Finance indicates that funds are available in the 1974 
unappropriated balance of the City's Neighbourhood Improvement Program fund 
which could be used for this purpose, by approval of Council. « 

Appendices I and II (copy circulated) forming part of the Manager's 
report set out the total N.I. P. allocation breakdown for the 
$685,000 as well 'as a breakdown of the $58,000 allocated for 1977 
Administration Costs. 

The Committee 

RECOMMENDED : 

(A) THAT the City assume the total administrative costs 
of $58,000 for the Implementation Stage of the 
Oppenheimer Area Neighbourhood Improvement Programme. 



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on Planning and Development 

November 25, 1976 Page 7 



Clause #8 continued; 



(B) THAT the $58,000 previously earmarked for adminis- 
tration be reallocated as follows: 

(i) $55,000 to Japanese/Community Facilities 
(for a total of $150,000) 

(ii) $3,000 to Contingency (for a total of $9,300). 



9. Thunderbird Neighbourhood - Disposition of City-owned land 

The Committee considered a report of the City Manager dated 
November 16, 1976 (copy circulated) in which the Director of 
Planning outlines a proposal for the City-owned lands in the 
Thunderbird Neighbourhood in terms of Council's current commit- 
ments for the land and the neighbourhood plan previously adopted 
in May, 1975. 

The adopted plan for the city-owned land bounded by Cassiar St., 
First Avenue, the 401 Freeway, Fifth Avenue and Skeena Street 
included a 2 acre site for a community centre for the Confratel- 
lanza Italo-Canadese Society; a 1.8 acre park site; a 1.5 
acre church/day care facility and a 5.0 acre warehouse site. 
The original interest in the latter two sites was withdrawn. 

On November 9, 1976 Council approved in principle the sale of 3 
to 4 acres to the Akali Singh Sikh Society for the construction 
of a temple and related facilities but referred the question 
of conditions of development to the Director of Planning for 
report to the Standing Committee on Planning and Development. 

The report states that developer interest has now been expressed 
for the industrial site and it would be appropriate for the ' 
balance of land not committed to the Akali Singh Society to be 
sold for warehouse purposes. 

With respect to the development concept, the Director of Planning 
has prepared a design scheme (illustrated on Appendix II forming 
part of the Manager's Report dated November 16, 1976) defining 
a 3.8 acre site for the Akali Singh Sikh Society and a 2.7 acre 
site for industrial use. Vehicular access to both sites is to 
be exclusively from 5th Avenue east of Skeena. Industrial 
traffic would only be allowed to use Skeena St. from Broadway to 
5th Avenue. 

The Director of Planning recommends that the site be rezoned from 
M-2 Heavy Industrial to CD-I Comprehensive Development for the 
following reasons: 

(a) to provide an appropriate control over the form of 
development to assure harmony with the adjacent 
neighbourhood ; 

(b) to limit the uses of the land to those adopted by 
Council in the original neighbourhood plan; : 

(c) to remove the exercise of development control from 
the sale process thus simplifying sale conditions; and 

(d) to assure the continuation of development controls 
should resale occur. 1 



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on Planning and Development 

November 25, 1976 Page 8 



Clause #9 continued ; 



The CD-I zoning would specify allowable uses, floor space ratio, 
height and parking/loading requirements for the two sites. 

Council agreed to sell the institutional site to the Akali 
Singh Sikh Society with the same conditions of sale as those 
agreed to for the previous institutional use. The specifics 
of the sale will be reported to Council by the Supervisor of 
Property and Insurance. 

Dr. V.S. Pendakur, representing the Akali Singh Sikh Society, 
requested the Committee to delete the 40' height requirement from 
the by-law to be listed as a resolution prescribed by Council. 
There is no way of knowing at this time if special treatment will 
be necessary for the site which might 1 result in the building 
being slightly higher than 40 feet. If the height restriction 
is a Resolution of Council, it could be amended by a majority of 
Council if the height of the building turns out to be higher. 

He also requested Resolution 2 to read "The development to be 
generally in accordance with the adopted development concept . ..." 
rather than "is to conform to the adopted " 

The Committee 

RECOMMENDED ; 

(A) THAT the development concept for lands in the 
Thunderbird area as illustrated on Appendix II 
forming part of the Manager's Report dated 
November 16, 1976 be approved. 

(B) THAT the Draft CD-I By-law be amended by deleting 
section 4 regarding height restrictions from the 
By-law and adding it as one of the Resolutions 
Prescribed by Council. 

(C) THAT the Resolutions prescribed by Council be 
further amended by amending (2) as follows; 

"2. The development to be generally in 

accordance with the adopted development 
concept " 

(D) THAT the Director of Planning be instructed to 
make application to rezone Lot A and Lot B of 
Block 106- 10g, Section 2d, THSL, Plan 16222 from 
M-2 Heavy Industrial District to CD-I Comprehen- 
sive Development District with the Draft CD-I 
By-law and resolutions restricting the form of 
development be as contained in Appendix III 
forming part of the Manager's Report dated November 
16, 1976, as amended this day; such application 

to be referred direct to Public Hearing after a 
report from the Vancouver City Planning Commission. 

(E) THAT following rezoning, City staff be instructed 

to prepare a sub-division for the 6. 5 acres in general 
accord with the approved development concept and 
to market the land with conditions of sale as per 
Appendix IV forming part of the Manager's Report 
dated November 16, 1976. 



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on Planning and Development 

November 25, 1976 Page 9 



Clause #9 continued ; 



(F) THAT potential purchasers of the subject lands 
be referred to the Street and Traffic By-law 
4944 for a definition of legal industrial routes 
and that Council authorize staff to monitor the 
traffic situation in the Thunderbird Neighbour- 
hood after the installation of new development 
and report back if a traffic problem in the 
area becomes evident. 



The meeting adjourned at approximately 4.45 p.m. 



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