Agenda Index City of Vancouver

CITY OF VANCOUVER

BUSINESS LICENSE HEARING MINUTES

MAY 29, 2000

PRESENT: Councillor George Puil, Chair
Councillor Fred Bass
Councillor Gordon Price
CITY CLERK’S
OFFICE:
Denise Salmon, Meeting Coordinator

1. Nortel Lodging House - 1190 East Hastings Street File: 2711-31

Tab

Notice of Hearing

1 Permits and Licenses Department

State of Title Certificate
Property Tax Inquiry, dated March 24, 2000
Certificate of Judgment, filed September 19, 1997, New Westminster Registry, on behalf of Meta Mortgage Investment Corporation
Judgment dated July 31, 1996, Federal Court of Canada, re Income Tax Act, Canada

Building Register, dated July 16, 1998
Operator’s Permit, dated November 2, 1998
Operator’s Permit, dated February 10, 1999

Clause 1 Cont'd

Property Use Inspection Report, dated February 10, 1999
Complaint Form, dated March 9, 1999
Property Use Inspector Report, dated March 15, 1999
Building Inspector Report, dated May 10, 1999
Property Use Inspector Report, dated May 19, 1999
Operator’s Permit, dated May 19, 1999
Development and Building Application Form, dated June 1, 1999
1999 Business License
Operator’s Permit, dated October 15, 1999
Property Use Inspector Report, dated October 15, 1999
Building Permit, dated October 21, 1999
Registered letter to Alice Fong from D.H. Jackson, P.Eng., City Building Inspector,

Property Use Inspection Report, dated December 2, 1999
Registered letter to Alice Fong from P. Teichroeb, for Director, dated December 9, 1999
License Renewal Notice, expiration date of license: December 31, 1999

2 Permits and Licenses Department (Continued)

Electrical Inspection Report, dated February 2, 2000
Property Use Inspection Report, dated February 2, 2000
Photographs, dated February 2, 2000 (8 pages)
Building Inspection Report, dated February 2, 2000
Memo from Al Kirk, Fire Prevention Office, to Barb Windsor, Permits & Licenses,

Registered and Hand Delivered letter to Alice Fong from P. Teichroeb, Chief License

Registered and Hand Delivered letter to Alice Fong and Leung Lam from D.H. Jackson, P.Eng., for City Building Inspector and Chief Building Official, dated

Handwritten notes re 1190 East Hastings, dated February 14, 2000 (4 pages)
Handwritten notes, dated February 16, 2000 (3 pages)
Electrical Inspection Report, dated February 29, 2000
Notice of Violation, Fire & Rescue Services, dated February 29, 2000
Hand delivered letter to Alice Fong from P. Teichroeb, Chief License Inspector, dated

Clause 1 Cont'd

Memo from Cst. Jill Fedirchuk, District 2 POP Coordinator, to Barb Windsor, Permits &Licenses, dated March 3, 2000
Property Use Inspection Report, dated March 6, 2000
Photographs, dated March 6, 2000 (2 pages)
Registered letter to Alice Fong from D.H. Jackson, P.Eng., for Director, dated

Letter to Nortel Management, c/o Leon Lam, from Pamela Brown, Verification Officer, Early Detection & Prevention, dated March 16, 2000
Property Use Inspection Report, dated March 17, 2000
Letter to Teddy Bee Property Services from J. Forbes-Roberts, Director, dated

Property Use Inspection Report, dated March 24, 2000
Building Inspection Report, dated April 5, 2000
Property Use Inspection Report, dated April 5, 2000
Photographs, dated April 5, 2000 (22 pages)
Notice of Violation, Fire & Rescue Services, dated April 22, 2000
Pictures (1 page)
Handwritten notes re 1190 East Hastings, dated April 25, 2000 (1 page)
Report from Pam Brown dated May 8, 2000
Report from Fire Prevention Office dated May 9, 2000

3 Community Impact Statements

April 12, 1999
June 11, 1999
September 3, 1999
January 13, 2000

February 12, 2000
February 16, 2000
February 17, 2000
February 17, 2000
February 22, 2000
February 23, 2000
February 24, 2000
February 25, 2000
February 25, 2000
February 25, 2000
March 3, 2000
May 8, 2000

Clause 1 Cont'd

May 10, 2000

4 Vancouver Police Department

Police Report, Case No. 99-205796, dated September 9, 1999
Police Report, Case No. 99-261522, dated November 15, 1999
Police Report, Case No. 99-270846, dated November 27, 1999
Police Report, Case No. 00-23828, dated January 31, 2000, with accompanying

Police Report, Case No. 00-24878, dated February 1, 2000 (1840 hours)
Police Report, Case No. 00-24946, dated February 1, 2000 (1900 hours)
Police Report, Case No. 00-25595, dated February 2, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-27487, dated February 4, 2000, with attached page from

Typewritten report of PC 1855 Instant and PC 1794 Murray, dated February 10, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-32003, dated February 10, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-032723, dated February 11, 2000
Police Report, no case number, dated February 17, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-037707, dated February 17, 2000 (2300 hours)
City of Vancouver Notice of Bylaw Violation, dated March 4, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-56989, dated March 13, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-56990, dated March 13, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-61690, dated March 20, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-64071, dated March 22, 2000
City of Vancouver Notice of Bylaw Violation, dated April 4, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-74628, dated April 5, 2000
City of Vancouver Notice of Bylaw Violation, dated April 5, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-80220, dated April 12, 2000
City of Vancouver Notice of Bylaw Violation, dated April 22, 2000
Document entitled, “Calls for Service to Selected Locations”, dated from January 7, 1999 to December 31, 1999
Memo from Cst. Jill Fedirchuk to Paul Teichroeb, Chief License Inspector, dated

Police Report, Case No. 00-105455, dated May 14, 2000
Police Report, Case No. 00-105870

5 Vancouver/Richmond Health Board Reports

February 2, 2000
February 2, 2000
February 15, 2000
Johnson PCO Services, Service Receipt for February and April, 2000
February 15, 2000
February 25, 2000
April 5, 2000
Standards of Maintenance By-law

6 Affidavits

Affidavit of Rick Hui
Affidavit of Al Kirk

(a) failing to control the conduct of tenants in the premises;

(b) selling, permitting the sale of or failing to prevent the sale of illicit drugs on the premises;

(c) failing to keep a register and receipt book as required by the License By-law of the City of Vancouver;

(d) failing to maintain the lodging house in a clean and sanitary condition at all times, in contravention of the Standards of Maintenance By-law;

(e) permitting the accumulation of refuse, junk or discarded material within the lodging house or the site thereof in contravention of the Standards of Maintenance By-law;

(f) failing to provide sufficient bedding to all sleeping and housekeeping units and to maintain such articles in a clean and sanitary condition;

Clause 1 Cont'd

(g) failing to comply with minimum life safety requirements of the Electrical By-law of the City of Vancouver;

(h) failing to comply with minimum life safety requirements of the Building By-law of the City of Vancouver;

(i) causing a drain on police and other city resources;

to the detriment of the safety and well being of the public.

John Perpich, Principal, Admiral Seymour Elementary School
PC 1618 Jill Fedirchuk
Barb Windsor, Deputy Chief License Inspector
Richard Page, Director, Raycam Co-operative Association
Erik Klokstad
Ken Drushka
Rick Hui (affidavit), owner, Pink Pearl Restaurant
Geoff Willits, Security, Pink Pearl Restaurant
PC 1760 Jodyne Dyck
PC 1499 McConnell
PC 1961 Wade Rodrigue
Sgt. 991 Gord Coburn
PC 1293 Gerry Wickstead
PC 1840 Megan Price
PC 1808 Feenan
PC 1794 Candace Murray
Pam Brown, Verification Officer, Main Street

John Chadwick, Property Use Inspector
Jim Docherty, Electrical Inspector
Ed Neufeld, Building Inspector
Al Kirk (Affidavit), Fire Department
PC 1855 David Instant
Clause 1 Cont'd


PANEL MEMBERS' DISCUSSION

MOVED by Cllr. Price,

THAT a 2000 business license not be issued to the Applicant, Leung Lam, also known as Leon Lam, and Alice Fong, doing business as Nortel Lodging House or Nortel Management, 1190 East Hastings Street, because the Applicants have failed to properly manage the premises by:

(a) selling, permitting the sale of or failing to prevent the sale of illicit drugs on the premises;

(b) failing to maintain the lodging house in a clean and sanitary condition at all times, in contravention of the Standards of Maintenance By-law;

(c) permitting the accumulation of refuse, junk or discarded material within the lodging house or the site thereof in contravention of the Standards of Maintenance By-law;
Clause 1 Cont'd

(d) failing to comply with minimum life safety requirements of the Electrical By-law of the City of Vancouver;

(e) failing to comply with minimum life safety requirements of the Building By-law of the City of Vancouver;

(f) causing a drain on police and other city resources;

The Panel adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

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