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Council this week: Steveston Cannery Channel, EV chargers, animal shelter public art

Richmond city council meetings take place on Monday at 7 p.m.
Richmond City Hall.

Richmond city council will decide whether to approve of a plan to help fund the dredging of the Steveston Cannery Channel at this week's council meeting.

But before city council begins, there will be an award presentation.

Jim Young, director of facilities and project development with the City of Richmond, will be presenting the Bill Woycik Outstanding Facility Award on behalf of the Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia to council.

On the agenda for Monday's city council, councillors will vote whether or not to endorse a sustainable and cost-sharing plan to fund the dredging of the Steveston Channel.

Mayor Malcolm Brodie is suggesting staff to determine the potential cost, the city's share of the cost and to work with other partners to figure out other potential funding arrangements for the Steveston Channel dredging problem.

City staff estimates it will take about a month to get the information on dredging to city council.

Meanwhile, city staff is providing an update on the city's public EV charging matters. Staff is also recommending council to send a letter to the B.C. Minister of Housing to allow the right to install more EV charging infrastructure in strata and apartment buildings.

City council will also be looking at the budget for a public art project at the new Richmond Animal Shelter located 12071 No. 5 Rd. The construction of the shelter allocated one per cent of the budget for public art, which amounts to $44,000.



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