CITY OF VANCOUVER

                        REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

                                April 22, 1997


        A Regular Meeting of the Council of the City of Vancouver was held
   on Tuesday, April 22, 1997, commencing at approximately 2:00 p.m. in the
   Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.  

        PRESENT:            Mayor Philip Owen
                            Councillor Don Bellamy
                            Councillor Nancy A. Chiavario
                            Councillor Jennifer Clarke
                            Councillor Alan Herbert
                            Councillor Lynne Kennedy
                            Councillor Daniel Lee
                            Councillor Don Lee
                            Councillor Gordon Price
                            Councillor George Puil
                            Councillor Sam Sullivan

        CITY MANAGER S
        OFFICE:             Ken Dobell, City Manager
                            Judy Rogers, Deputy City Manager

        CLERK TO THE
        COUNCIL:            Maria Kinsella


   PRAYER

        The proceedings in the Council Chamber were opened with a prayer
   read by the City Clerk.

                                    * * * *
   Council recessed and following a Public Hearing, reconvened at 2:10 p.m.


   Recognition, April 28, 1997 - Day of Mourning

        Council observed a moment of silence to remember those workers
   killed or injured at work.



   IN CAMERA MEETING

        Council was advised there were property matters to be considered In
   Camera later this day.



   ADOPTION OF MINUTES

   1.   Minutes of Regular Council Meeting
        (Transportation and Traffic)
        March 25, 1997

   MOVED by Cllr. Price,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Bellamy,
        THAT the foregoing minutes be adopted.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

   2.   Minutes of Special Council Meeting
        (Court of Revision)
        March 27, 1997

   MOVED by Cllr. Clarke,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Bellamy,
        THAT the foregoing minutes be adopted.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

                  (Councillor Chiavario absent for the vote)


   3.   Minutes of Regular Council Meeting
        (Planning and Environment)
        March 27, 1997

   MOVED by Cllr. Clarke,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Bellamy,
        THAT the foregoing minutes be adopted.
                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   4.   Minutes of Regular Council Meeting
        April 8 , 1997

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        THAT the foregoing minutes be adopted.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Puil,
        THAT this Council resolve itself into Committee of the Whole, Mayor
   Owen in the Chair.
                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY




                     CITY MANAGER S ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS


   1.   Strata Title Conversion: 1926-1928 West 15th Avenue
        April 4, 1997                                          File: 5311-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Clarke,
        THAT the application to convert the previously-occupied building at
   1926-1928 West 15th Avenue (Lot 8, Block 466, D.L. 526, Plan 2983) to
   strata title ownership be approved in principle, but that pursuant to
   Section 9(1) of the Condominium Act, the Certificate of Approval (Form
   10) shall not be issued unless the following condition has been met
   within one year of the date of this approval:

             Completion of all work required by the City Building
             Inspector, under the required permits, at no cost to the City,
             and issuance of an Occupancy Permit, in order that this
             previously-occupied building substantially complies with all
             relevant by-laws.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY



   2.   Form of Development: 289 Alexander Street
        D.E. 401986 - CD-1 By-law Number 7652
        Owner of Development: Pemcor Development Corporation
        April 1, 1997                                          File: 2604-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Don Lee,
        THAT  the approved form of development for the CD-1 zoned site
   known as 245 Alexander Street (289 Alexander Street being the
   application address) be generally approved as illustrated in Development
   Application Number DE401986, prepared by Soren Rasmussen Architects and
   stamped "Received, City Planning Department, December 19, 1996",
   provided that the Director of Planning may approve design changes which
   would not adversely affect either the development character of this site
   or adjacent properties. 

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   3.   Form of Development: 2698 Vine Street
        D.E. 402007 - CD-1 By-law Number 7460
        Owner of Development: Intergulf Development Group
        April 4, 1997                                          File: 2609-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Clarke,
        THAT the approved form of development for this portion of the  CD-1
   zoned site known as 2790 Vine Street (2698 Vine Street being the
   application address) be generally approved as illustrated in Development
   Application Number DE402007, prepared by Graham Crockart Architect and
   stamped "Received, City Planning Department, April 2, 1997", provided
   that the Director of Planning may approve design changes which would not
   adversely affect either the development character of this site or
   adjacent properties. 

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   4.   Extension of Building Permit No. BU402592
        328 - 342 West 8th Avenue
        April 3, 1997                                          File: 2605-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Price,
        THAT City Council approve an extension of Building Permit No.
   BU402592 until October 4, 1997.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   5.   Extension of Building Permit No. BU402235
        7850 Champlain Crescent
        March 26, 1997                                         File: 2604-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
        THAT City Council approve an extension of Building Permit No.
   BU402235 until October 24, 1997.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   6.   Closure of a Portion of 26th Avenue, 
        East from Dunbar Street and a Portion of
        the Lane South of 26th Avenue, East from Dunbar Street
        April 2, 1997                                          File: 5753-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Clarke,
        A.   THAT Council authorize the Director of Legal Services to sign
             on behalf of the City a Reference Plan defining the horizontal
             limits of the encroachments onto 26th Avenue and onto the lane
             (see Appendix A of the Administrative Report dated April 2,
             1997), by the building at 4200-4250 Dunbar Street and apply to
             raise title to the portions of 26th Avenue and the lane
             defined on the said Reference Plan in the name of the City of
             Vancouver.

        B.   THAT all those volumetric portions of 26th Avenue, east from
             Dunbar Street included within the heavy outlines and
             illustrated isometrically on a plan of survey completed on the
             1st day of April, 1997 and attested to by C.S. Cryderman,
             B.C.L.S., and marginally numbered G-116, a reduced copy of
             which is attached as Appendix B to the Administrative Report
             dated April 2, 1997, be closed, stopped-up, and that an
             easement be granted to the owner of abutting Lot A, Block 83,
             District Lot 2027, Plan LMP 26945, to contain portions of the
             building which encroach onto 26th Avenue.  The easement to be
             for the life of the encroaching portions of the building on
             said Lot A, and to be to the satisfaction of the Director of
             Legal Services.

        C.   THAT all those volumetric portions of the lane, south of 26th
             Avenue, east from Dunbar Street included within the heavy
             outlines and illustrated isometrically on a plan of survey
             completed on the 1st day of April, 1997, and attested to by
             C.S. Cryderman, B.C.L.S. and marginally numbered G-116, a 
             copy of which is attached as Appendix B to the Administrative
             Report dated April 2, 1997, be closed, stopped-up, and that an
             easement be granted to the owner of abutting Lot A, Block 83,
             District Lot 2027, Plan LMP 26945, to contain portions of the
             building which encroach onto the lane.  The easement to be for
             the life of the encroaching portions of the building on said
             Lot A, and to be to the satisfaction of the Director of Legal
             Services.

        D.   THAT the fees for document preparation, registration and use
             of the easement referred to in Recommendations B and C, are to
             be in accordance with those charged for in an agreement
             prepared pursuant to the Encroachment By-law.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   7.   Sale of Residential Lot:  3506 Petersham Avenue
        April 1, 1997                                            File: 5102

   MOVED by Cllr. Don Lee,
        THAT Council accept the Offer to Purchase City-owned Lot 7 NE 1/4
   of District Lot 339, Plan LMP 27811 (PID 023-387-793) from Mr. Wai Chung
   Kenny Leung the amount of $270,000 under the terms and conditions
   contained in the City's "Offer to Purchase" tender form.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   8.   Local Improvements by Initiative - June 17,1997
        First and Second Step Report
        April 1, 1997                                          File: 5802-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Sullivan,
        A.   THAT the projects listed in Appendix I of the Administrative
             Report dated April 3, 1997, be advanced as Local Improvements
             on the Initiative and brought before a Court of Revision on
             June 17, 1997.

        B.   THAT the reports of the City Engineer and Director of Finance
             be adopted together with details of the Second Step Report as
             summarized in Appendix II of the Administrative Report dated
             April 3, 1997, and Council declare it is desirable that the
             projects set out in Appendix I of this report be undertaken
             and deems that each will specially benefit the real property
             abutting it. (Requires two-thirds approval of those present).

        C.   THAT sidewalk projects Numbered 10-21, 24-27, 29-38 inclusive,
             as described in Appendix I of the Administrative Report dated
             April 3, 1997, be designated as  "pedestrian collector routes"
             so that the abutting residential property owners' rates are
             reduced by the required 25%.

        D.   THAT the City-owned parcels on the list attached to the
             Detailed Second Step Report be declared "assessable for the
             local improvements projects".

        E.   THAT should any of the sidewalk projects noted in
             Recommendation C be defeated that they be forwarded to the
             Court of Revision for consideration to proceed on Special
             Grounds.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   9.   Renaming 603-625 East 15th Avenue to 603-625 Kingsway
        April 8, 1997                                          File: 5527-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        A.   THAT the portion of East 15th Avenue containing addresses from
             603 to 625 be renamed as 603 to 625 Kingsway.

        B.   THAT the Director of Legal services be instructed to bring
             forward the appropriate amendments to the Street Name By-Law.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   10.  Demolition of Nuisance/Dangerous Building
        1063 Barclay Street
        Lot 11, Block 6, District Lot 185, Plan 92
        April 8, 1997                                         File:  2701-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        A.   THAT Council declare that the above building is a nuisance and
             dangerous to public safety, pursuant to Section 324A of the
             Vancouver Charter.

        B.   THAT Council approve the attached Resolution and order the
             Registered owner of the property to remove the building and
             all demolition debris from the site within 14 days of a copy
             of the resolution being served pursuant to Section 324A of the
             Vancouver Charter.

        C.   THAT in the event of the failure of the owner to comply with
             the order of Council as set forth in paragraph B, Council
             further orders and hereby authorizes the City Building
             Inspector to have the building removed and all demolition
             debris  removed at the expense of the owner.

        D.   THAT the City Clerk be directed to file a 336D Notice against
             the Certificate of Title to the Property at 1063 Barclay
             Street in order to warn prospective purchasers that as a
             result of the condition of the building and Council's
             resolution, the purchaser could suffer a significant expense
             if the By-law were enforced against him.

                                            - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   11.  Enhanced Canada-B.C. Infrastructure Works Program 
        April 18, 1997                                         File: 5750-1

        Prior to consideration of this matter, the City Clerk advised that
   the estimate for the Park Board project for Hastings Park Biofiltration
   for Storm Water Sewer should be amended to $5,600,000, rather than the
   figure of $5,000,000 as stated in the report.

   MOVED by Cllr. Puil,
        THAT Council endorse the prioritized list of transportation
   projects, the Hastings Park Sewer Project, and the Park Board projects
   in Appendix A of the Administrative Report dated April 18, 1997, for
   submission to the Enhanced Canada - B.C. Infrastructure Works Program,
   and authorize staff to submit applications to the Provincial Government,
   with the exception of the following projects:

        - Commercial Drive Bus Bulges ($300,000)
        - Traffic Signal Management System ($1,000,000)
        - Downtown Historic Railway Streetcar ($280,000)
        - Hastings Park Biofiltration for Storm Water ($5,600,000)

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

   MOVED by Cllr. Price,
        THAT the Commercial Drive Bus Bulges project be endorsed for
   submission.

                                           - CARRIED

      (Councillors Bellamy, Clarke, Kennedy, Daniel Lee and Puil opposed)

   MOVED by Cllr. Chiavario,
        THAT the Traffic Signal Management System project be endorsed for
   submission.

                                           - CARRIED

                    (Councillors Bellamy and Puil opposed)

   MOVED by Cllr. Herbert,
        THAT the Downtown Historic Railway Streetcar project be approved
   for submission.

                                           - amended


   MOVED by Cllr. Clarke (in amendment),
        THAT the cost of the foregoing project be reduced from $280,000 to
   $160,000 to eliminate the construction of a permanent building, and that
   the description of the project be amended accordingly.

                                           - CARRIED

        (Councillors Chiavario, Herbert, Price and Mayor Owen opposed)

        The motion to amend having carried, the amended motion was put and
   CARRIED with Cllrs. Bellamy and Puil opposed.


   MOVED by Cllr. Chiavario,
        THAT the Hastings Park Biofiltration for Storm Water project be
   approved for submission with amendment to reflect the project cost of
   $5,600,000.

                                                - CARRIED

                (Councillors Bellamy, Clarke and Puil opposed)


   MOVED by Cllr. Sullivan,
        THAT Council reiterate to the Federal and Provincial Governments
   its preference that the funds be allocated for hard infrastructure
   projects;

        FURTHER THAT Council also express to both levels of government its
   disappointment that full consultation did not take place with
   municipalities, who, in Council s opinion, should be full partners in
   the program.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   12.  Request for a Lease Extension for the PNE
        April 18, 1997

   Note from Clerk:    Report A12 was considered by Council when it
                       reconvened at 5:25 p.m.  It can be found in the
                       minutes immediately after Other Reports.



                         CITY MANAGER S POLICY REPORTS

   1.   Vancouver Hospital: Heather Pavilion -
        Extension of Deadline for Re-Use Proposals
        March 4, 1997                                          File: 5001-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        THAT the Heather Heritage Society and the Vancouver Hospital and
   Health Sciences Centre (VHHSC) be advised that Council would consider
   re-use proposals for the Heather Pavilion (1906 portion), including a
   rezoning if necessary, for up to one year after VHHSC vacates that
   building; and

        FURTHER THAT VHHSC be requested to notify the City and the Heather
   Heritage Society at least six months in advance of the intended date to
   vacate the 1906 Heather Pavilion.

                                           - CARRIED

                           (Councillor Puil opposed)


   2.   RS Options - Douglas Park, West Southlands and Portions of 
        Dunbar and West Point Grey
        March 27, 1997                               File: 5301-1/8018/8005

   MOVED by Cllr. Puil,
        A.   THAT the Director of Land Use and Development be instructed to
             make application to amend the RS-5 District Schedule to add
             RS-5S, generally in accordance with Appendix A of the Policy
             Report dated March 27, 1997;

             FURTHER THAT the Director of Land Use and Development be
             instructed to make application to rezone the areas shown on
             Figure 1 from RS-1S to RS-5S (see Appendix B - Douglas Park
             RS-1S and Appendix C - Dunbar RS-1S);

             FURTHER THAT the Director of Land Use and Development be
             instructed to make application to rezone the areas shown on
             Figure 2 from RS-1 to RS-5 (see Appendix D - West Point Grey
             RS-1 and Appendix E - Dunbar RS-1);

             FURTHER THAT the Director of Land Use and Development be
             instructed to make application to rezone the area identified
             as Sub-Area 1 shown on Figure 3 from RS-1 to RS-5 and to
             rezone the area identified as Sub-Area 2 shown on Figure 3
             from RS-1 to RS-6 (see Appendix F - West Southlands RS-1);

             FURTHER THAT the Director of Legal Services be instructed to
             prepare the necessary by-laws for consideration at the Public
             Hearing, including amendments to the Sign By-law to extend the
             current provisions for RS-5 to RS-5S;

             FURTHER THAT these applications and by-laws be referred to
             Public Hearing, together with the condition of approval
             recommended by the Director of Land Use and Development that,
             if RS-5S zoning is approved at Public Hearing, the by-laws be
             accompanied at the time of enactment by the renamed
             "RS-5/RS-5S Design Guidelines" to be adopted by resolution of
             Council for the new RS-5S Districts;

             FURTHER THAT, subject to approval of the RS-5S rezoning at
             Public Hearing, the Subdivision, Parking, and Fee By-laws be
             amended to extend the provisions for RS-5 to RS-5S;

             AND FURTHER THAT the Director of Legal Services be instructed
             to bring forward the amendments to the Subdivision, Parking,
             and Fee By-laws at the time of enactment of the Zoning By-law.

        B.   THAT the Director of Community Planning be instructed to
             report to Council development applications which are contrary
             to the proposed zoning amendments for possible withholding
             pursuant to Section 570 of the Vancouver Charter.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   3.   Proposed Rezoning of 2669 and 2675 Vanness Avenue
        March 24, 1997                                         File: 5308-1

        In a Policy Report dated March 24, 1997, the Director of Land Use
   and Development in consultation with the General Manager of Engineering
   Services, Assistant Fire Chief (Fire Prevention) and the Manager of Real
   Estate Services assessed an application to rezone the two lots at 2669
   and 2675 Vanness Avenue from RS-1S to CD-1 to allow an infill one-family
   dwelling at the rear of each lot.  The following recommendations were
   before Council:

        A.   THAT the application by Inder Bir Sarai, to rezone 2669 and
             2675 Vanness Avenue (Lots A & B, Block B, Plan 7248, D.L.
             South Half of Section 46, THSL) from RS-1S to CD-1 to permit
             an infill one-family dwelling at the rear of each of these two
             lots, be referred to a Public Hearing, together with:

             (i)  plans prepared by Allan Diamond, Architect, and received
                  April 28, 1995,

             (ii) draft CD-1 By-law provisions, generally as contained in
                  Appendix A, and

             (iii) recommended approval conditions contained in Appendix
                   B, including a requirement to pay fifty percent of the
                   cost of extending Vanness Avenue to Penticton Street
                   through City-owned Lots 8 and 9 on the east side of the
                   4200 Block of Penticton Street;

             FURTHER THAT the Director of Legal Services be instructed to
             prepare the necessary CD-1 By-law for consideration at Public
             Hearing.

        B.   THAT, subject to approval of the rezoning at a Public Hearing,
             the Subdivision By-law be amended to delete the site from the
             maps forming part of Table 1 of Schedule A;

             FURTHER THAT the Director of Legal Services be instructed to
             bring forward the amendment to the Subdivision By-law at the
             time of enactment of the CD-1 By-law.


        In addition the following motion was presented for Council s
   consideration:

        C.   THAT, prior to enactment of the CD-1 By-law, the registered
             property owner shall, at no cost to the City, make
             arrangements to the satisfaction of the Director of Legal
             Services, Manager of Real Estate Services and Manager of Parks
             and Recreation to pay fifty percent of the cost of purchasing
             and conveying to the Board of Parks and Recreation the balance
             of City-owned Lots 8 and 9 on the east side of the 4200 Block
             Penticton Street, after a 10 m right-of-way abutting the BC
             Hydro corridor has been obtained.


        The General Manager of Community Services recommended approval of A
   and B and submitted C for consideration at the Public Hearing.

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
        THAT Recommendations A and B and item C, as contained in the Policy
   Report dated March 24, 1997 and quoted above, be approved.

                                           - CARRIED

                           (Councillor Puil opposed)



                                 OTHER REPORTS

   I.   Report of Vancouver Liquor
        Licensing Commission
        April 10, 1997

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

        Cl. 1:    1583 Coal Harbour Quay - Brent David Davies
             Class  F  Marine Pub
        Cl. 2:    888 West Cordova Street - Terminal City 
             Club Inc. - Class  A  Pub Liquor License
        Cl. 3:    Procedure for Handling Neighbourhood
             Complaints with respect to Liquor Licensed Premises
        Cl. 4:    Municipal Approval of Liquor Licenses
        Cl. 5:    Other Business:
             (a)  Provincial Liquor Policy Report


   1583 Coal Harbour Quay - Brent David Davies
   Class  F  Marine Pub
   Clause 1                                                    File: 2616-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        THAT Council endorse the request from Brent Davies for a Class  F 
   Marine Pub at 1583 Coal Harbour Quay having considered the opinion of
   the area residents as determined through the neighbourhood notification
   process.  The application was considered with regard to the proximity of
   existing and proposed residential developments, availability of parking,
   possible noise impacts, hours of operation and its compliance with the
   plan for the Coal Harbour area;

        FURTHER THAT Council recommend the hours of operation be restricted
   to 11:00 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. Friday
   and Saturday.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

                     (Councillor Puil absent for the vote)


   888 West Cordova Street - Terminal City 
   Club Inc. - Class  A  Pub Liquor License
   Clause 2                                                    File: 2611-3

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        THAT Vancouver City Council endorse the request from the Terminal
   City Club Inc. for a Class 'A' Pub Liquor License with 125 seats and a
   31-seat outdoor patio (on private property), subject to the outdoor
   patio closing at 11:00 p.m.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   Procedure for Handling Neighbourhood
   Complaints with respect to Liquor Licensed Premises
   Clause 3                                                    File: 2610-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        THAT the procedure for handling neighbourhood complaints with
   respect to liquor licensed premises as presented in the document
   prepared by the Office of the City Clerk dated April 2, 1997, be adopted
   as policy.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   Municipal Approval of Liquor Licenses
   Clause 4                                                    File: 2610-1
        Councillor Kennedy advised this matter will be considered at the
   May 15, 1997 meeting of the Vancouver Liquor Licensing Commission.



   Other Business:
   (a)  Provincial Liquor Policy Report
   Clause 5                                                    File: 2610-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        THAT correspondence dated April 10, 1997 from the Chair of the
   Vancouver Liquor Licensing Commission to the Attorney General of B.C. be
   received for information.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY



                               *   *   *   *   *

   Council recessed at 3:45 p.m. and following an In Camera meeting in the
   Mayor s Office, reconvened at 5:25 p.m., with all members present.

                               *   *   *   *   *


                CITY MANAGER S ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS (CONT D)

   CONFLICT OF INTEREST

        Councillor Bellamy declared a Conflict of Interest due to his
        position as a PNE Board Director.


   12.  Request for a Lease Extension for the PNE
        April 18, 1997                                           File: 8009

        Before Council was an Administrative Report dated April 18, 1997
   from the General Manager of Community Services, which communicated to
   Council a new proposal from the Provincial Government regarding the PNE.

        Also before Council was a letter to Mayor Owen from the Honourable
   Jan Pullinger, Minister of Small Business, Tourism and Culture, which
   discussed the Provincial proposal, as well as a news release from the
   Minister dated April 22, 1997, which outlined the Provincial proposal.

        This matter was originally scheduled for an In Camera meeting
   earlier this day due to the fact negotiations were being conducted. 
   However, given that the media release had made public the details of the
   Provincial proposal, Council agreed not to discuss the matter in camera
   but, instead, release the Administrative Report to the public, and
   debate the matter in open session.

   MOVED by Cllr. Puil,
        A.   THAT Council agree to a lease extension for the PNE, so that
             it can continue to operate Hastings Park through December 31,
             1999, subject to the PNE, the City and the Park Board
             achieving an agreement by June 15, 1997, on transitional park
             development during the remainder of 1997, 1998 and 1999
             consistent with the approved park concept.

        B.   THAT Council agree to pay the PNE $85,000 a month, for the
             period October 31, 1997 through December 31, 1997, and
             subsequently $500,000 for the period January 1, 1998 through
             December 31, 1998 and  $500,000 for the period January 1, 1999
             through December 31, 1999, for the maintenance of Hastings
             Park, source of funds to be lease revenue from the Hastings
             Park Racecourse.

        C.   THAT upon the termination of PNE s tenure at the end of 1999,
             Council accept payment of $1,100,000 from   the Province of
             British Columbia to assist in the continuing restoration of
             Hastings Park.

        D.   THAT a firm agreement  on a Leisure Entertainment Centre,
             resulting from the Request for Proposals (which close June 5,
             1997), be brought before Council by December 31, 1997. Failure
             to do this would result in termination of the lease effective
             December 31, 1998.

        E.   THAT if  the lease expires on December 31, 1998,, the Province
             agree to pay the City the sum of $600,000.

        F.   THAT the existing assets in the Coliseum and the Agrodome be
             turned over to the City on December 31, 1999 or December 31,
             1998, should the lease expire at that time.

        G.   THAT the Province guarantee that if the Request for Proposal
             is successful, the annual PNE Fair would continue to be part
             of the operation of the  Leisure Entertainment Centre.

        (No legal rights shall be deemed to flow from approval of these
        recommendations until an agreement to the satisfaction of the
        General Manager of Community Services and the Director of Legal
        Services has been completed and approved by Council). 

                                           - CARRIED

             (Councillors Daniel Lee, Sullivan and the Mayor opposed)  


                               *   *   *   *   *

    Councillor Bellamy returned from Conflict of Interest at this point in
   the proceedings.

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   RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

   MOVED by Cllr. Clarke,
        THAT the Committee of the Whole rise and report.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

   ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

   MOVED by Cllr. Clarke,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Sullivan,
        THAT the report of the Committee of the Whole be adopted.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


                                    BY-LAWS

   1.   A By-law to amend By-law No. 6747, being by-law
        which amended the Zoning and Development By-law
        by rezoning an area to CD-1
        [International Village (572 Beatty Street)]

   MOVED by Cllr. Price,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        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 amendment.

        There being no amendments, it was

   MOVED by Cllr. Price,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        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

            Councillors Bellamy, Chiavario and Clarke were excused
   from voting on By-law 1



   2.   A By-law to amend By-law No. 7157,
        being a By-law which amended the Zoning &
        Development By-law by rezoning an area to CD-1
        (3624 Fraser Street)

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        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 amendment.

        There being no amendments, it was

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        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

                 Councillors Chiavario and Price were excused
   from voting on By-law 2



   3.   A By-law to amend By-law No. 7476, 
        being a By-law which amended the Zoning &
        Development By-law by rezoning an area
        to CD-1 (1606 West 1st Avenue)

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Price,
        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 amendment.

        There being no amendments, it was

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Price,
        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

              Councillor Puil was excused from voting on By-law 3



   4.   A By-law to Authorize Council 
        Entering into a Heritage Revitalization
        Agreement with the Owner of 
        Heritage Property
        (2237-2239 East Pender Street)

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Price,
        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 amendment.

        There being no amendments, it was

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Price,
        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


   5.   A By-law to Authorize Council Entering into a
        Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the Owner
        of Heritage Property (3677-3699 Ash Street)

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Price,
        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 amendment.

        There being no amendments, it was

   MOVED by Cllr. Kennedy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Price,
        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


   6.   A By-law to Amend By-law No. 2849,
        being the Street and Traffic By-law
        (Overweight Vehicles)

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Price,
        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 amendment.

        There being no amendments, it was

   MOVED by Cllr. Bellamy,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Price,
        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


                                    MOTIONS


   A.   Conveyance, Acceptance and Allocation
        of Land for Lane Purposes
        (The North 2 feet of Lot 22, Block 6,
        West  of Section 22, THSL, Plan 1945)                   File: 5807

   MOVED by Cllr. Price,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        THAT WHEREAS the registered owner will be conveying to the City of
   Vancouver for lane purposes land in the City of Vancouver, Province of
   British Columbia, more particularly known and described as follows:

                  City of Vancouver
                  Parcel Identifier:  014-188-767
                  The North 2 feet of
                  Lot 22
                  Block 6
                  West  of Section 22
                  Town of Hastings Suburban Lands 
                  Plan 1945

        AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient and in the public interest to
   accept and allocate the said lands for lane purposes;

        BE IT RESOLVED that the above described lands, upon conveyance, are
   hereby accepted and allocated for lane purposes and declared to form and
   to constitute a portion of a lane.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   B.   Conveyance, Acceptance and Allocation
        of Land for Lane Purposes
        (All that portion of Lot 24 of Lot 2,
        Block 4, District Lots 391 and 392, 
        Plan 1635, Group One, NWD)                               File: 5807

   MOVED by Cllr. Price,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        THAT WHEREAS the registered owner will be conveying to the City of
   Vancouver for lane purposes land in the City of Vancouver, Province of
   British Columbia, more particularly known and described as follows:

        City of Vancouver
        Parcel Identifier:  014-502-950
        All that portion of Lot 24 of Lot 2, Block 4, 
        District Lots 391 and 392, Plan 1635, Group One, 
        New Westminster District, described as follows:

        Commencing at the northwesterly corner of said Lot 24;

        Thence 89 14' 30", 3.658 metres, following in the northerly limit
   of said Lot 24;

        Thence 224 37' 20", 4.339 metres, more or less, to intersection
        with a line drawn parallel to and 0.610 metres perpendicularly
        distant easterly from the westerly limit of said Lot 24;

        Thence 180 00' 15", 6.706 metres, more or less, following in said
        parallel line to intersection with the southerly limit of said Lot
        24;

        Thence 269 14' 30", 0.610 metres, more or less, following in the
        southerly limit of said Lot 24, to the southwesterly corner of said
        Lot 24;

        Thence 0 00' 15", 9.754 metres, more or less, following in the
        westerly limit of said Lot 24, to the point of commencement.

        The same as shown heavy outlined on plan prepared by J.W. Larson,
        B.C.L.S., dated December 11th, 1996, and marginally numbered
        LE16467.

        AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient and in the public interest to
   accept and allocate the said lands for lane purposes;

        BE IT RESOLVED that the above described lands, upon conveyance, are
   hereby accepted and allocated for lane purposes and declared to form and
   to constitute a portion of a lane.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   C.   Closing of Volumetric Portions of 26th Avenue,
        East from Dunbar Street, and the lane South of
        26th Avenue, East from Dunbar Street                   File: 5753-1

   MOVED by Cllr. Price,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Kennedy,
        THAT WHEREAS:

        1.   The City of Vancouver is the owner of all the streets and
             lanes lying within the limits of the City of Vancouver;

        2.   Portions of the building constructed on Lot A, Block 83,
             District Lot 2027, Plan LMP 26945 encroach onto 26th Avenue,
             East from Dunbar Street;
    
        3.   The portion of 26th Avenue encroached upon, abutting said Lot
             A was dedicated by the deposit of Plan 1384;

        4.   To provide for the registration of an easement to contain the
             said encroachments, as required by Section 7 of the
             Condominium Act, it is necessary to raise title to the portion
             of 26th Avenue encroached upon;

        5.   To enable Council to grant the required easement to contain
             the encroachments, it is necessary for Council to close and
             stop-up the volumetric portion of 26th Avenue encroached upon;

        6.   Portions of the building constructed on Lot A, Block 83,
             District Lot 2027, Plan LMP 26945 encroach onto the lane South
             of 26th Avenue, East from Dunbar Street;

        7.   The portion of lane encroached upon, abutting said Lot A was
             dedicated by the deposit of Plan 1384;

        8.   To provide for the registration of an easement to contain the
             said encroachments, as required by Section 7 of the
             Condominium Act, it is necessary to raise title to the portion
             of lane encroached upon;

        9.   To enable Council to grant the required easement to contain
             the encroachments, it is necessary for Council to close and
             stop-up the volumetric portion of lane encroached upon;

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Director of Legal Services be
   authorized to make application on behalf of the City of Vancouver, to
   raise title in the name of the City of Vancouver to that portion of 26th
   Avenue dedicated by the deposit of Plan 1384 and included within the
   bold outline on a Reference Plan, attested to by C.S. Cryderman,
   B.C.L.S., representing a survey completed on April 1, 1997; marginally
   numbered G-119; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Director of Legal Services be
   authorized to make application on behalf of the City of Vancouver, to
   raise title in the name of the City of Vancouver to that portion of lane
   dedicated by the deposit of Plan 1384 and included within the bold
   outline on a Reference Plan, attested to by C.S. Cryderman, B.C.L.S.,
   representing a survey completed on April 1, 1997; marginally numbered
   G-119; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT all that volumetric portion of 26th
   Avenue dedicated by the deposit of  Plan 1384, East from Dunbar Street
   included within the heavy outline and illustrated isometrically on a
   plan of a survey completed on the 1st day of April, 1997, and attested
   to by C.S. Cryderman, B.C.L.S., and marginally numbered G-116,  be
   closed, stopped-up and that an easement be granted to the abutting owner
   of Lot A, Block 83, District Lot 2027, Plan LMP 26945, to contain the
   portions of the existing building which encroach onto 26th Avenue; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT all that volumetric portion of lane,
   dedicated by the deposit of Plan 1384, South of 26th Avenue, East from
   Dunbar  Street, included within the heavy outline and illustrated
   isometrically on a plan of a survey completed on the 1st day of April,
   1997, and attested to by C.S. Cryderman, B.C.L.S., and marginally
   numbered G-116,  be closed, stopped-up, and that an easement be granted
   to the abutting owner of Lot A, Block 83, District Lot 2027, Plan LMP
   26945, to contain the portions of the existing building which encroach
   onto the lane South of 26th Avenue, East from Dunbar Street.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY



                          ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS


   1.   B.C. Lion Ticket Kickoff                               File: 4151-1

        Councillor Chiavario advised she had represented Council at the
   B.C. Lions Ticket Sales Kickoff, and presented a T-Shirt to Mayor Owen
   on behalf of the football team.



   2.   Permanent Structures in Strathcona Gardens               File: 8024

        Councillor Puil enquired whether permanent structures were being
   constructed in Strathcona  Gardens, and if so, whether this is
   permissible under City regulations.

        The City Manager agreed to follow-up on this matter.



   3.   Expanded Gaming Activity                               File: 2633-1

        Councillor Puil referred to a memo from Jacee Schaefer, President
   of  the Casino Management Council of British Columbia to all members of
   the Council advising effective May 1, 1997, betting limits will increase
   to $500 in all locations; the memo also advised effective June 1, 1997,
   longer hours will be permitted within the Greater Vancouver Regional
   District.  The memo reminded the Management Council of its commitment to
   introduce these changes with as little public stir as possible.

   MOVED by Cllr. Puil,
   SECONDED by Cllr. Clarke,
        THAT Vancouver City Council strenuously objects to the Provincial
   Government s approval of an increase in the betting limits and expansion
   of gaming hours within the Greater Vancouver Regional District;

        FURTHER THAT the City of Vancouver strongly requests the Provincial
   Government to reverse both these decisions and to hold discussions on
   gaming with municipalities.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

        Councillor Clarke requested a memo from staff outlining what powers
   the City has to deal with the enhancement of charitable casinos through
   the introduction of  higher betting limits, longer hours and the
   placement of slot machines, e.g. could the City require a referendum be
   held around the area where a casino is expanding its operations or could
   the City refuse approval for a casino to relocate its operation.  The
   Mayor so directed.

        The City Manager advised it is his understanding the City could
   exercise its power to control development should a casino wish to
   relocate to another site.

        The Mayor instructed staff to bring forward for Council s
   consideration, where appropriate, any building or development
   applications in process or subsequently received related to casino
   expansion.

        Councillor Kennedy advised she had received information that the
   Casino at the Holiday Inn on West Broadway was expanding and enquired if
   the City had any control over this expansion.  The City Manager agreed
   to follow-up on this matter.

        Councillor Chiavario requested information on the issue of Native
   gambling.  She referred to a recent radio program where the Mayor of
   Richmond and a Councillor of the Musqueam Band were discussing apparent
   plans for a casino on band lands in Richmond. The Mayor so directed.


   4.   B.C. Tel Advertisement                            File: 2851/4201-1

        Councillor Kennedy referred to a B.C. Tel advertisement for 14 per
   minute phone calls which is being projected by laser beam onto the side
   of a building at the corner of Georgia Street and Chilco Street.  This
   is a source of annoyance to local residents and information was
   requested from staff on whether B.C. Tel has received a Special Events
   permit from the City to conduct this.

        The Mayor so directed.



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               The Council adjourned at approximately 6:45 p.m.

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