CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER

COMMUNITY HERITAGE COMMISSION

September 08, 1999 - 5:00 p.m.

Committee Room #2

MINUTES

PRESENT:   Councillor Jerry Dobrovolny

                        Councillor Casey Cook

                        Calvin Donnelly

                        Steve Norman

                        Ross Morris

                        Roger Nottingham

                        Dorothy Williams

REGRETS:   Councillor Charmaine Murray

                        Marlene Blair

                        Derrick Thornhill

STAFF:          Ron Clancy, City Librarian

                        Leslie Gilbert, Planner

                        Doreen Pysar, Committee Secretary

ADDITIONS TO AGENDA

None

VIEWING OF VIDEO

 “Our Built Heritage” produced by the City of Surrey.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

1.      Regular Meeting of June 30, 1999

Revision to Item 4 – Update on Filming last sentence should read “Correspondence from the Heritage Foundation regarding the concern that film companies were not being approached for donations has been referred to the Engineering Department and who have since responded.”

Members discussed the procedure of forwarding the Commission’s recommendations to Council prior to approval of the minutes by the Commission.

MOVED, SECONDED AND CARRIED

THAT the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Community Heritage Commission held June 30, 1999 be adopted as amended.

DELEGATIONS

None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

a.      Memo re Street Naming for Thompson’s Landing

Correspondence to the Queensborough Ratepayers’ Association dated May 21, 1999 with suggestions for several street names was discussed.  Two family names were suggested by the Association President, although no community input has been received to date. 

MOVED/SECONDED AND CARRIED

THAT a letter be sent to the Queensborough Ratepayers’ Association requesting that members review the street naming options for Thompson’s Landing as submitted by the Heritage Commission in their letter of May 21, 1999, and that a response be forwarded to the Commission before the end of September.

b.     Update on the Municipal Heritage Designations, verbal report by Planner

a.      The municipal heritage designation of 305 Carnarvon Street was adopted at the April 26, 1999 meeting of Regular Council.  The designation ceremony is scheduled for September 18th at 3:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  Members of the Commission are invited to attend.

b.      The municipal heritage designation bylaw for 321 Queens Avenue is up for adoption at the September 13th Regular Council meeting.  The owners have requested that the ceremony be held in November.

c.      The Galbraith House at 131 Eighth Avenue has also applied for municipal heritage designation.  The ceremony will take place after adoption in October.  Commission members will be invited to this event.

REPORTS

1.      Excerpts of the minutes from Committee of the Whole re: motions arising from the June 9, 1999 CHC meeting

a.      Re: demolition applications that are part of a multi-family rezoning applications or zoned commercial be presented to the CHC for review and comment

Staff is consulting with the City Solicitor on this matter prior to preparing a report to Council.

b.      RS-6 Zoning

The motion was opposed by Council due to the inclusion of the word “requiring” in the motion.  Councillor Cook explained the City Solicitors’ position, which is that rezoning applications cannot be fettered by conditions.  Staff will follow up and report back to the Commission.

1.      Financial Contributions from Film Companies and report on Filming

A meeting was held July 20th between the community and the filming industry to discuss filming issues.  Council has approved a six month contract for a Filming Coordinator on the basis that this position be funded through cost recovery from film permits.  This position has not yet been posted.

2.      Update on Request for Information from the Victoria Heritage Foundation

Information was circulated.  Staff will inform Commission members when the study of financial effects of heritage designation and the “How to Restore” brochures are available.

3.      1998 Royal City Builders’ Awards Heritage Nominations

The Royal City Builders’ Awards Ceremony is scheduled for September 22, 1999.  A list of nominations was circulated.  A new category “Cultural Heritage” was included this year.  The awards sub-committee consisted of Ross Morris, Roger Nottingham and Marlene Blair.

Reimbursement of Costs for Heritage Award Nominees

Approval has been given for the ongoing annual expense of providing “at cost” price of tickets for the Award nominees and the Chair of the CHC to attend the Royal City Builders’ Awards ceremonies.

NEW BUSINESS

None

CORRESPONDENCE

1.      Correspondence with British Columbia Building Corporation re:  Woodlands School Site.

2.      Letters of appreciation to sponsors of the New Westminster Heritage Poster project.

3.      Heritage Canada Conference, October 21 – 23, 1999 in St. John’s, Nfld.

4.      CHC membership in the Historic Theatres Trust.

5.      Journal of Commerce, June 21, 1999 “Society Seeks Electrical Artifacts”.

6.      Civic Manager, July, 1999 “Archives Increase On-Line Service”.

7.      Website “All About Homes”  www.about homes.com

8.      New Westminster Historical Society Newsletter for July and August, 1999.

9.      Victorian Homes, August, 1999 “A Canadian Treasure” on Irving House.

10. Excerpts from Heritage Canada magazine.

11. Heritage Inventory for Nanaimo “Columns, Cornices and Coal”.

12. Notice of aerial photographs (c. 1950) available at Irving House.

13. Heritage Society of B.C. Newsletter, Summer 1999.

14. Heritage Branch information bulletin on how to take historical photographs.

MOVED, SECONDED AND CARRIED

THAT the correspondence be received.

NEXT MEETING

Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at 4:30 p.m. in Committee Room #2.

ADJOURNMENT

            ON MOTION, the meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Certified Correct,

CHAIR

 

SECRETARY

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