Welcome to the Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) website

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Adopt-a-street: MCCA adopted the street area of Queens Street Plaza early in 2015, and teams meet periodically to clean the area with equipment provided by the city. If you can spare an occasional hour or so to help, please email us at mcca.pm@gmail.com, and we’ll add you to our list. This would not commit you to a set schedule, but more people willing to pitch in once in awhile will help us to keep the area clean. It’s not just cleaning — it’s interaction and community building!

MCCA Membership:  We welcome new (and lapsed) members at any time.  Must be 19+ and reside in the Moody Centre catchment area (see map).  Annual fee is $5/year. Payment can be made at any event, or by contacting MCCA to arrange (mcca.pm@gmail.com).

June 2017: MCCA Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: New, revamped Port Moody city website went live June 5, 2019.

It’s likely that ALL links provided on this MCCA site to city material were broken with the launch. We’ll endeavour to update links but it may take a bit of time and some may get missed.

Upcoming:

Tues., Oct. 22, 2019, 7:00 pm: Council meeting, council chambers.

October 30 and November 2, 2019, Open houses hosted by Moody Centre TOD property owners consortium. More information below.

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See the city calendar link from city home web-page for more events, and the Tri-City News.

Various dates and events:  Port Moody Station Museum/Heritage Society.
Various dates and events: PoMo Arts Centre.

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Handy links:
Council webpage with livestream video link
Council meeting video recordings (since September 2012)
2019 Council Agendas and Minutes
2018 Council Agendas and Minutes
Committee Agendas and Minutes, multiple years (links)
Council Agendas and Minutes, multiple years (links)
Official Community Plan (OCP), adopted 2014/2015 (lawsuit delay)
Former OCP, adopted January 2011
Council’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018
Development applications (Port Moody), Excel format — Link changed, updated August 2019
Zoning Bylaw (NEW)
News portal, GVRD (Metro Vancouver)

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2019-10-22: Council meeting agenda, including release of closed document on growth

2019-10-22: Council meeting agenda, including release of closed document on growth

The regular council meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Public input is allowed in-person at meetings and/or by written submission to clerks@portmoody.ca, and can be copied to council@portmoody.ca. Please note written submissions are not currently recorded in official minutes.

Complete agenda (562 pages) can be accessed from city webpage here (PDF format) or here (html format).

Agenda, table of contents

Call To Order

1.1  Art at Council

  1. Public Input
  2. General Matters

3.1  Library 2020-2024 Operating Financial Plan

  1. Adoption of Minutes

4.1  Minutes

  1. Consent Agenda

5.1  Finance Committee Resolutions for Ratification

5.2  Vivio Flower Gallery Statement of Significance

5.3  Bear Management Ticketing Implementation

5.4  Travel and Expense Policy Exemption – Councillor Hunter Madsen

5.5  2019 Fish Fest Review

  1. Items Removed From The Consent Agenda
  2. Legislative Matters

7.1  Municipal Ticket Information Authorization Bylaw Amendment for New Building Bylaw – Adoption

7.2  2020 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw – Adoption

7.3  Committee Appointments

  1. Unfinished Business
  2. New Business

9.1  Development Approval – 2801-2831 St George Street [Marcon, 2800 block]

9.2  Temporary Use Permit Application – 130 Ioco Road

9.3  Temporary Use Permit Application – 3015, 3033, 3093 Murray Street

9.4  Participation and Support for Vaping: Get the Facts Poster Contest

  1. Other Business
  2. Reports from Council

11.1  Council Verbal Reports

11.2  Staff Verbal Reports

  1. Information Items

12.1  Weekly Updates from the Mayor

12.2  Items Released from Closed Council
The following was released from the Closed Council meeting held on October 8, 2019:  pages 66 and 67 of the September 10, 2019 Closed Council Meeting Agenda. [See separate post: Release of population and growth document]

12.3  Committees, Commissions, and Boards – Minutes

  1. Public Input
  2. Adjournment

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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2019-10-22: Release of population and growth document

2019-10-22: Release of population and growth document

The October 22, 2019 council agenda contains two pages first presented in a closed council meeting held on September 10, 2019. The full two pages can be accessed here.

The city’s ‘official’ current growth ‘target’ to the year 2041 is 50,000 people. Below are some excerpts from the two released pages, with a brief comment at the end. This document illustrates how the official numbers may be significantly off-track.

“Based on BC Stats data, the current (2018) population of Port Moody is estimated at about 36,000, which is a 7.1% (2,400 people) increase from 2011.”

“In Table 2, Port Moody’s approved projects, applications in progress, and potential development areas are listed to illustrate the possible population and dwelling unit increases through the municipality over the next 20-25 years. It should be noted that the population and dwelling unit targets for the potential development areas are estimates with expected 20-25 year timelines for complete build-out. These estimates may be affected by many factors, notably future market conditions, and they could be higher or lower than anticipated at this point. For the Moody Centre TOD Area and Coronation Park, the dwelling units and population listed in the table were derived from densities that were explored on a preliminary basis during the OCP amendment processes for the two areas; however, they are not enshrined in OCP policy for either area and require a more detailed level of planning to arrive at more accurate estimates.”

“These population and dwelling unit estimates would result in Port Moody possibly achieving the following totals within 20 – 25 years (i.e, 2038 to 2043);

  • Total population of 57,000 (36,000 in 2018 plus the projected 21,000 – rounded), which is an average annual increase of between 840 (2.3%) and 1,050 (2.9%) people.
  • Total dwelling units of 23,400 (13,000 in 2018 plus the projected 10,400 – rounded), which is an average annual increase of between 415 (4.0%) and 520 (5.0%) units.”

Comment

The numbers are very speculative and highlight the need for council and staff to measure and track whether the city is on — or off — track in terms of community goals.

For example, in the “Potential Development Areas” in Table 2 above, the population estimate for the Moody Centre Transit-Oriented Development area is 4,000. That is a number well above the “Scenario A” estimate of 3,339 (from OCP public hearing in November 2017); and well below the number projected by the current TOD consortium preliminary master plan (estimate ~7,500 population based on 3,755 residential units).

This estimate range from low to high is greater than 4,000 people for just one specific area.

With the Official Community Plan (OCP) now under it’s next review, it’s critical for city council and staff to use best practices for tracking and measurement so planning decisions aren’t made in a knowledge vacuum.

Recent related posts, MC TOD:

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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2019-10-30: Moody Centre TOD Area Master Plan, public open houses

2019-10-30: Moody Centre TOD Area Master Plan, public open houses

October 30 and November 2, 2019, hosted by property owners’ consortium. See details below.
Note: consortium website under construction: https://moodycentretod.ca/

Recent post, related:
2019-09-27: Moody Centre TOD stakeholder workshops, preliminary plan

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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2019-10-16: Mayor Vagramov announces a voluntary leave of absence without pay

2019-10-16: Mayor Vagramov announces a voluntary leave of absence without pay

 

Port Moody city notice

At the Special Meeting of Council on October 15, 2019, Mayor Rob Vagramov announced that he will take another voluntary leave of absence without pay. On October 16, 2019, Mayor Vagramov confirmed his leave will begin at the end of the day Friday, October 18, 2019. Until that time, Mayor Vagramov will assist with the transfer of duties to the Acting Mayor.

The City’s acting mayor schedule states that in the Mayor’s absence, Councillor Steve Milani will take on the role of Acting Mayor for the months of October, November, and December 2019.

As per Council decision in April 2019, the following civic committee appointments remain in effect:

  • Councillor Meghan Lahti, Community Planning Advisory Committee Chair for 2019;
  • Councillor Steve Milani, Community Planning Advisory Committee Vice-Chair for 2019;
  • Councillor Steve Milani, Emergency Measures Policy and Planning Committee Chair for 2019;
  • Councillor Zoë Royer, Emergency Measures Policy and Planning Committee Vice-Chair for 2019;
  • Councillor Diana Dilworth, Fire Department Advisory Committee Chair for 2019;
  • Councillor Zoë Royer, Fire Department Advisory Committee Vice-Chair for 2019;
  • Councillor Hunter Madsen, Transportation Committee Chair for 2019;
  • Councillor Steve Milani, Transportation Committee Vice-Chair for 2019; and
  • Councillor Steve Milani, Youth Focus Committee Representative for 2019.

Councillor Meghan Lahti’s April 2019 appointment as the City of Port Moody representative on the TransLink Mayors’ Council remains in effect as well, for the duration of Mayor Vagramov’s leave of absence or the remaining Council term, whichever ends first.

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For anyone interested, there are many media choices for more information. The item linked below was possibly the first one to appear, while the October 15th council meeting in question was in progress.

Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov returning to leave of absence: city councillor
CityNews1130.com
BY TARAN PARMAR AND JONATHAN SZEKERES
Posted Oct 15, 2019 8:24 pm

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2019-10-15: Council Committee of the Whole (COTW) — Official Community Plan (OCP), more

2019-10-15: Council Committee of the Whole (COTW) — Official Community Plan (OCP), more

The council COTW meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Public input is allowed in-person at meetings and/or by written submission to clerks@portmoody.ca, and can be copied to council@portmoody.ca. Please note written submissions are not currently recorded in official minutes.

Agenda

Call to Order

1.1  Resolution to Go Into Committee of the Whole

  1. Public Input
  2. General Matters

3.1  Delegation – Community Living BC Community Council

3.2  Delegation – Dutch Liberation 2020 Canadian Society

3.3  Delegation – Rotary Club of Port Moody

  1. Adoption of Minutes

4.1  Minutes

  1. Unfinished Business
  2. New Business

6.1  Official Community Plan Review

Report: Planning and Development Department – Policy Planning Division, dated October 4, 2019
Recommendations:
THAT feedback be provided to staff regarding the scope considerations, including specific direction regarding key areas of the Official Community Plan that require review and what this review should consider, as outlined in the report dated October 4, 2019 from the Planning and Development Department – Policy Planning Division regarding Official Community Plan Review;

AND THAT staff report back with an updated scope of work, budget and draft engagement plan for an OCP review.

6.2  2020 Community Resiliency Investment Program – FireSmart Community Funding and Supports.

Report: Finance and Technology Department – Financial Services Division, dated October 2, 2019
Recommendation:
THAT staff be directed to apply for grant funding under the UBCM 2020 Community Resiliency Investment Program – FireSmart Community Funding and Supports as recommended in the report dated October 2, 2019 from the Finance and Technology Department – Financial Services Division regarding 2020 Community Resiliency Investment Program – FireSmart Community Funding and Supports.

  1. Rise and Report

7.1  Adoption of Committee of the Whole Report

  1. Legislative Matters

    Adjournment

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Complete agenda can be accessed from city website here (html) or here (pdf).

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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2019-10-08: council meeting table of contents

2019-10-08: council meeting table of contents

The regular council meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Public input is allowed in-person at meetings and/or by written submission to clerks@portmoody.ca, and can be copied to council@portmoody.ca. Please note written submissions are not currently recorded in official minutes.

Note: The web format has changed for meeting agendas, and the images below show item attachments which makes the table of contents more complete but larger.

Agenda items (see below for links to complete information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete agenda can be accessed from city webpage here (PDF format) or here (html format).

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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2019-11-05: Former Barnet Hotel site, St Johns and Barnet, dev’t application

2019-11-05: Former Barnet Hotel site, St Johns and Barnet, dev’t application

To be considered on November 5, 2019, Community Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC)

The full agenda material will be available on the city website a few days prior to the meeting date.

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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