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Council this week: Community excellence awards and Ransford House heritage protection

General purpose meetings take place on Monday at 4 p.m.
Richmond city hall
Richmond City Hall.

City councillors will be having a short meeting on Monday to discuss the city’s entries for community excellence awards.

Before that, the chairperson and the CEO of Tourism Richmond will be updating council on the city’s tourism activity and industry.

City staff is recommending for Richmond to apply for the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Community Excellence Awards at Monday’s general purpose meeting.

The awards, stated in the report, that Richmond should apply for are the Excellence in Service Delivery, Excellence in Asset Management and Excellence in Sustainability.

Staff’s recommendation for the service delivery award is based on the City of Richmond being one of the first cities to explore changes designed to reduce plastic waste, and introducing single-use plastics.

Meanwhile, the city’s flood protection program would be the entry for UBCM’s asset management award and the Brighouse Fire Hall No. 1’s solar panel installation would be the entry for the sustainability award.

Planning committee ( Tuesday, July 5)

An application for a property to receive long-term heritage protection will be discussed at this week’s planning committee.

The R.G. Ransford House is being applied for a Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) with the city.

The proposal aims to protect the house, at 10700 Railway Avenue, and allow the construction of a second housing unit in the form a garage and coach house in the rear yard.

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