CITY COUNCIL

 

MINUTES


April 15, 2014  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack,
D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. Farbrother, City Manager
A. Sinclair, City Clerk
M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk
D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            3

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           3

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      3

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             4

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      4

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              5

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         5

2.4        Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate                                      5

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 5

3.1        Evolving Infill - Zoning and Density (M. Walters)                         5

3.2        Spring Clean-up Standard (A. Sohi)                                               6

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      6

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               6

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        Operating Budget Update - Corporate Expenditures

             Decrease                                                                                                6

6.2        Spring 2014 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment            7

6.3        Northwest Police Campus Capital Project - Update                  8

6.4        Multi-Year Budgeting                                                                          8

6.5        Scope and Cost Elements for the Edmonton Downtown

             Academic and Cultural Centre (Galleria) Project                         9

6.6        Capital Profile for the Design of the Pedway

             Connection to the Proposed Edmonton Downtown

             Academic and Cultural Centre and the Royal

             Alberta Museum - Forecasts for the Design of the

             Pedway Connection and Utility Relocation                                12

6.7        Capital Profile for the Purchase of Land for the

             Relocation of the Edmonton Public School Board

             Maintenance Building                                                                       12

6.8        Valley Line LRT Stage 1 Funding                                                 12

6.9        ArtsCommon Joint Venture Options                                            13

6.10      Great Divide Waterfall - Alternate Water Source                       14

6.11      Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program Travel Grant Recommendations                                  14

6.12      Requests for Retroactive Municipal Tax Refunds

             under Policy C543                                                                             15

6.13      Request for Tax Cancellation - CSH King Street

             Cottage Inc.                                                                                         15

6.14      Request for Tax Cancellation - Wellspring Edmonton           15

6.15      Request for Tax Cancellation - Eco-Industrial                          16

6.16      Request for Tax Cancellation - Hangar 11                                 16

6.17      Terwillegar Park Footbridge and Recreational

             Trails - Environmental Assessment and Site

              Location Approvals - Non-Statutory Public Hearing               16

6.18      Amendments to City Policy C553, Development Fund

             Program Policy                                                                                   17

6.19      Options for Review and Amendment of the

             Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300                                 17

6.20      Scona Road Speed Limit                                                                17

7.          BYLAWS                                                                                              18

7.1        Bylaw 16746 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of

             Edmonton to construct, finance and assess

             Sidewalk Reconstruction Local Improvement

             Collector Road (50 Street)                                                               18

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         19

8.1        Valley Line LRT Stage 1 LRT Project - Follow up

             Information                                                                                          19

8.2        Civic Agency Appointment Recommendations from

             Community Services Committee                                                   19

8.3        Options for the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts                   20

8.4        Civic Agency Appointment Recommendation from

             Transportation Committee                                                              20

8.5        Inter-Municipal Update - Verbal report                                         20

8.6        Appointment of Councillor to Edmonton Northlands

             Executive Committee                                                                        21

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                21

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                21

 

 

 

 

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Action

Postponed

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Carried

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Postponed

 

 

 

 

Third reading

 

 

Carried

 

Carried

Carried

 

Carried

Moved to
April 29, 2014

Carried

 

None

 

 

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson called the meeting to order at 9:34 a.m.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, led the assembly in prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the April 15, 2014, City Council meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

 

Additions:

·         6.5 Scope and Cost Elements for the Edmonton Downtown Academic and Cultural Centre (Galleria) Project

·         6.6 Capital Profile for the Design of the Pedway Connection to the Proposed Edmonton Downtown Academic and Cultural Centre and the Royal Alberta Museum – Forecasts for the Design of the Pedway Connection and Utility Relocation

·         8.6 Appointment of Councillor to Edmonton Northlands Executive Committee – PRIVATE
(Pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

 

Replacement Page:

·         6.1 Operating Budget Update – Corporate Expenditures Decrease - Attachment 1

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That following City Council meeting minutes be adopted:

·         March 24, 2014, City Council Public Hearing

·         March 26, 2014, City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

St. Clement School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed Grade 3 students from St. Clement School, and their teacher, R. Koziak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recognition of M. Plouffe, First Canadian drafted into the Women's National Basketball Association (B. Anderson)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Anderson, on behalf of City Council, recognized M. Plouffe, a Harry Ainley High School graduate, on being the first Canadian to be drafted by the Women's National Basketball Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

G. Heidt - GEOMEER (M. Walters)

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters, on behalf of City Council, recognized G. Heidt, an educator at Harry Ainlay High School, for founding GEOMEER, a non-profit society that has raised $460,000 to help families in need through programs such as Helping Hampers and Suit Up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daughters Day (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi, on behalf of City Council, welcomed Daughters of the Year winners from 2013 and members of the Citizens for a Civil Society group, and thanked them for their work to end gender discrimination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction of Historian Laureate (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, introduced Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, Edmonton's third Historian Laureate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meyokumin School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed Grade 6 students from Meyokumin School, and their teacher, M. Davis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meyokumin School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed Grade 6 students from Meyokumin School, and their teacher, M. Poetker-Thompson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Remembrance of Sherry McKibben (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, paid tribute to former City Councillor S. McKibben, who passed away on January 29, 2014. Sympathies were extended to members of S. McKibben's family, who were present in Council Chamber.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.10, 6.20, 8.1, and 8.3.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

Requests for items to be dealt with at a specific time were not considered.

 

 

 

 

 

2.4

Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate

 

 

 

See item 7.1.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Evolving Infill - Zoning and Density (M. Walters)

 

 

 

As a City we are working to support infill across our mature and established neighbourhoods. Recognizing that a conversation about infill is ongoing as part of the Evolving Infill project, which is aimed at finding new ways to support more new housing in mature and established areas, please provide information on the following:

1.    How do Edmonton’s mature and established neighbourhoods compare to new neighbourhoods in terms of unit and population density, and housing diversity?

2.     What is the rate of infill in neighbourhoods zoned RF1 compared with those zoned RF3?

3.    What are the factors that Administration has identified that  explain housing diversity and density differences between suburban and mature areas?

4.    What factors determine why one community is zoned RF3 while another directly beside the same community with similar characteristics is zoned RF1?

5.    Based on current information, what high-level impact would Administration predict on sustainability and vibrancy, if all mature neighbourhoods were provided with the same base residential land development rights, such as RF3?

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date:
Aug. 19, 2014

Exec. Committee

 

3.2

Spring Clean-up Standards (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

I have noticed that it seems to take much longer to clean away the sand and debris from the streets in springtime. It is important to clean up our streets, sidewalks and boulevards in a timely manner, and to conduct seasonal maintenance on our trails to ensure that citizens get maximum enjoyment from the spring and summer months. To that end, please respond to the following:

·         How much time does it take to complete the first cycle of cleaning after snow melt?

·         What policies, performance measures, targets or standards exist that apply to spring clean up and spring and summer maintenance?

·         What steps, if any, are being considered to improve and fast track springtime clean-up?

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Aug. 20, 2014

Transportation Committee

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Operating Budget Update - Corporate Expenditures Decrease

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and 
M. Dowler, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.
S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

1.    That the 2014 municipal tax levy budget be increased by $27,126,000 which would result in a 4.92% average increase for the combined municipal and education property tax due to the education property tax being lower, as determined by the Province, than the municipal tax increase of 4.92% approved by Council during 2014 budget deliberations.

2.    That the 2014 tax levy budget be increased by $6,063,000 to reflect higher than budgeted tax revenue from assessment growth.

3.    That the 2014 Operating Budget amendments, as outlined in Attachment 1 of April 15, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_880, be approved.

 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.2

Spring 2014 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered Council's questions. 

 

B. Leeman, Financial Services and Utilities;
L. Cochrane, General Manager, and A. Laughlin,  Community Services; L. Cook, Edmonton Public Libraries; and D. Wandzura, General Manager, and G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - M. Walters:

 

 

 

  1. That amendments to the 2012-2014 Capital Budget, as set out in Attachment 2 of the April 15, 2014 Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1031, be approved.
  2. That $19.3 million in on-going Pay-As-You-Go capital financing approved by Council in 2013 be allocated in 2014 to fund land purchases formally paid out of working capital.
  3. That $27.1 million in Pay-As-You-Go capital financing from the 2014 Operating Budget be allocated on a one-time basis to Arterial Roadway Renewal for projects in 2014 and 2015.

 

 

Amendment moved B. Henderson - A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the word "Arterial" be deleted from part 3.

 

 

For the Amendment:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

 

Motion, as Amended, put:

 

 

 

1.    That amendments to the 2012-2014 Capital Budget, as set out in Attachment 2 of the April 15, 2014 Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1031, be approved.

2.    That $19.3 million in on-going Pay-As-You-Go capital financing approved by Council in 2013 be allocated in 2014 to fund land purchases formally paid out of working capital.

3.    That $27.1 million in Pay-As-You-Go capital financing from the 2014 Operating Budget be allocated on a one-time basis to Roadway Renewal for projects in 2014 and 2015.

 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.3

Northwest Police Campus Capital Project - Update

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; A. Sinclair, City Clerk; and S. Sandhu, Chair, Edmonton Police Commission, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Loken - B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the April 15, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_798, be postponed to the April 29, 2014, City Council meeting.

 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Due Date:
Apr. 29, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.4

Multi-Year Budgeting

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and
T. Burge, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.
S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Loken:

 

 

 

Multi-Year Budgeting Policy

That Administration provide a report through Executive Committee with a proposed policy for multi-year budgeting.

 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Due Date:
Aug. 19, 2014

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

6.5

Scope and Cost Elements for the Edmonton Downtown Academic and Cultural Centre (Galleria) Project

 

 

 

Items 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7 were dealt with together. See
item 6.7.

 

 

 

 

 

6.6

Capital Profile for the Design of the Pedway Connection to the Proposed Edmonton Downtown Academic and Cultural Centre and the Royal Alberta Museum - Forecasts for the Design of the Pedway Connection and Utility Relocation

 

 

 

Items 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7 were dealt with together. See
item 6.7.

 

 

 

 

 

6.7

Capital Profile for the Purchase of Land for the Relocation of the Edmonton Public School Board Maintenance Building

 

 

 

Items 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7 were dealt with together.

R. Daviss, Sustainable Development, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer;
S. Farbrother, City Manager; and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, answered Council's questions.

Council met in private at 3:37 p.m. pursuant to section 16 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 8:43 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved S. McKeen - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

1.    That Capital Profile number 14-17-5037 in Attachment 2 of the April 15, 2014, of the Sustainable Development report CR_1065, be increased to reflect a total cost of $30 million.

2.    That subject to an agreement to share the total cost of construction for the Pedway Connection to the Royal Alberta Museum:

a.    Capital Profile number 14-17-5037 to fund the Pedway as amended be approved, and

b.    a contract with Ledcor Construction in the amount of $4.4 million for the design for the construction of the Pedway, as outlined in the April 14, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1065, be approved, and the contract be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

3.    That the Galleria Project - Downtown Academic and Cultural Centre be acknowledged as an innovative development opportunity in downtown Edmonton, and, subject to the City receiving written confirmation of financing and financial commitment for the Galleria Project from:

·         the Province of Alberta for the University of Alberta,

·         a major office building tenant,

·         other office building tenants, and

·         retail tenants,

that the purchase of land and relocation of the Edmonton Public School Board Maintenance Building and Capital Profile number 14-17-5031, as set out in Attachment 1 of the April 15, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1066, be approved.

 

 

 

Members of Council requested the motion be split for voting purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parts 1 and 2 of Motion, put:

1.    That Capital Profile number 14-17-5037 in Attachment 2 of the April 15, 2014, of the Sustainable Development report CR_1065, be increased to reflect a total cost of $30 million.

2.    That subject to an agreement to share the total cost of construction for the Pedway Connection to the Royal Alberta Museum:

a.    Capital Profile number 14-17-5037 to fund the Pedway as amended be approved, and

b.    a contract with Ledcor Construction in the amount of $4.4 million for the design for the construction of the Pedway, as outlined in the April 14, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1065, be approved, and the contract be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Sohi

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, M. Walters

 

 

 


Part 3 of Motion, put:

3.    That the Galleria Project - Downtown Academic and Cultural Centre be acknowledged as an innovative development opportunity in downtown Edmonton, and, subject to the City receiving written confirmation of financing and financial commitment for the Galleria Project from:

  • the Province of Alberta for the University of Alberta,

·         a major office building tenant,

·         other office building tenants, and

·         retail tenants,

that the purchase of land and relocation of the Edmonton Public School Board Maintenance Building and Capital Profile number 14-17-5031, as set out in Attachment 1 of the April 15, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1066, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, D. Loken, S. McKeen,
M. Nickel, A. Sohi

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, M. Walters

 

 

Summary of Council's decision on items 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7:

 

 

 

1.    That Capital Profile number 14-17-5037 in Attachment 2 of the April 15, 2014, of the Sustainable Development report CR_1065, be increased to reflect a total cost of $30 million.

2.    That subject to an agreement to share the total cost of construction for the Pedway Connection to the Royal Alberta Museum:

c.    Capital Profile number 14-17-5037 to fund the Pedway as amended be approved, and

d.    a contract with Ledcor Construction in the amount of $4.4 million for the design for the construction of the Pedway, as outlined in the April 14, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1065, be approved, and the contract be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

3.    That the Galleria Project - Downtown Academic and Cultural Centre be acknowledged as an innovative development opportunity in downtown Edmonton, and, subject to the City receiving written confirmation of financing and financial commitment for the Galleria Project from:

·         the Province of Alberta for the University of Alberta,

·         a major office building tenant,

·         other office building tenants, and

·         retail tenants,

that the purchase of land and relocation of the Edmonton Public School Board Maintenance Building and Capital Profile number 14-17-5031, as set out in Attachment 1 of the April 15, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1066, be approved.

Sustainable
Dev.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.8

Valley Line LRT Stage 1 Funding

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer,
answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1.    That the revised Valley Line LRT (South East to West) Capital Profile in Attachment 1 of the April 15, 2014, Financial Services report CR_1170, be approved.

2.    That the revised Metro Line LRT (Downtown to NAIT) Capital Profile set out in attachment 2 of the April 15, 2014, Financial Services report CR_1170, be approved.

3.    That on behalf of City Council, Mayor D. Iveson write a letter to the Province requesting that the $60 million in GreenTRIP funding not required for the Metro Line be applied to offset an equivalent portion of the $200 million provincial loan for the Valley Line LRT.

4.    That Administration initiate procurement of the Valley Line LRT Stage 1 contract by releasing the Request for Qualification and subsequently the Request for Proposals.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Office of the Mayor

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Sohi

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, M. Walters

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

LRT - Funding Strategies for other Lines

That Administration provide a report by September 2014 to City Council through Committee about strategies and plans for financing and funding for other LRT Lines. 

Transportation Svcs.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Due Date:
Sep. 2014

Transportation Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Sohi

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, M. Walters

 

6.9

ArtsCommon Joint Venture Options

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Option 2 – Fundamental Enhanced, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2014, Community Services report CR_646, with a maximum City of Edmonton Capital contribution of $4,000,000, and the source of funds being the Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program – Profile 12-21-5800, be approved subject to Partner mortgage financing, grants and fundraising being secured.

 

Community Svcs.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.10

Great Divide Waterfall - Alternate Water Source

 

 

Moved T. Caterina - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the remaining funds allocated to refurbishment of the Great Divide Waterfall under Capital Profile 13-21-5360, be returned to Pay-As-You-Go as part of the spring Capital Budget Adjustment.

 

Community Svcs.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel,
M. Oshry, M. Walters

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, A. Sohi

 

6.11

Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment Program Travel Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the recommendations for Travel Grants, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2014, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_1191, be approved.

 

Arts Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.12

Requests for Retroactive Municipal Tax Refunds under Policy C543

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the refunds totaling $28,227.27, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the April 8, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_990, and cancellation of any associated penalties, be approved.

 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.13

Request for Tax Cancellation - CSH King Street Cottage Inc.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the tax penalty cancellation request under section 347(1) of the Municipal Government Act for CSH King Street Cottage Inc. (Tax Roll 4219549), be denied.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.14

Request for Tax Cancellation - Wellspring Edmonton

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

1.  That the collection of the taxes owed by Wellspring Edmonton under Tax Roll 10287236 for the municipal property tax amount and penalty only for 2012-2013 (in the amount of $39,510.88 - 2012/13) and collection of the 2013-2014 municipal taxes be deferred until June 2015.

2.  That should Wellspring Edmonton reach the conditions required for cancellation under City Policy C543, with an exemption for the period of retroactivity, Administration will bring forward a report to Executive Committee recommending cancellation of the municipal taxes and penalties back to 2012.

3.  That should Wellspring Edmonton not reach the conditions required for cancellation under City Policy C543, with an exemption for the period of retroactivity, Administration will bring forward a report to Executive Committee for further deferral, or other action, as appropriate.

 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.15

Request for Tax Cancellation - Eco-Industrial

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the tax cancellation request under section 347(1) of the Municipal Government Act for Eco-Industrial (Tax Roll 10274072, 1340637, 10150275), be denied.

 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.16

Request for Tax Cancellation - Hangar 11

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Hangar 11 Corporation’s request for tax cancellation under section 347(1) of the Municipal Government Act for (Tax Roll 9965182) be denied.

 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.17

Terwillegar Park Footbridge and Recreational Trails - Environmental Assessment and Site Location Approvals

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

1.  That the Environmental Impact Screening Assessment for the Terwillegar Park Footbridge and Recreational Trails, and the Site Location Study for the Terwillegar Park Footbridge, as shown in Attachments 2 and 4, of the April 8, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1094, except for any sections regarding the North Trail, be approved.

2.  That the direct river crossing be deemed essential and approved pursuant to section 3.4.1 of the North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan, Bylaw 7188.

Terwillegar Park Trail Options

3.  That Administration work with stakeholders to evaluate trail options to accommodate mountain biking and trail running on the south side of the river and a more linear approach trail option for the paved trail on the north side of the river, and return to Executive Committee with a report outlining these options.

This motion was corrected. See item 10.1, Aug. 27, 2014 City Council minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date:
First quarter 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.18

Amendments to City Policy C553, Development Fund Program Policy

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That City Policy C553B, Development Fund Program Policy, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the April 8, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_152, be approved.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.19

Options for Review and Amendment of the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

Amendment to the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

That Administration prepare amendments to the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300, to allow Councillors to serve for a term of 16 months on each of Community Services Committee, Executive Committee and Transportation Committee, and prepare other amendments required to extend three year Committee term appointments to four years.

Corporate Svcs.

Due Date:
Jul. 16, 2014

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

6.20

Scona Road Speed Limit

 

 

Moved M. Nickel - M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That the April 9, 2014, Transportation Committee report 2, be postponed to the April 29, 2014, City Council meeting.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Apr. 29, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. McKeen

 

7.

BYLAWS

7.1

Bylaw 16746 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to construct, finance and assess Sidewalk Reconstruction Local Improvement Collector Road (50 Street)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16746 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16746 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16746 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16746 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Valley Line LRT Stage 1 LRT Project - Follow up Information

 

 

 

Council met in private at 3:37 p.m. pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 8:43 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - A. Knack:

 

 

 

1.    That the April 15, 2014, Financial Services report CR_847, be received for information.

2.    That the April 15, 2014, Financial Services report CR_847, remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, A. Sohi

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel, M. Oshry, M. Walters

 

8.2

Civic Agency Appointment Recommendations from Community Services Committee

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the citizen-at-large appointments and reappointments, in Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2014, Community Services Committee report 4, be approved.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

8.3

Options for the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - S. McKeen:

 

 

 

1.    That Administration provide a grant in the amount of $300,000 from the Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program to the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, with the distribution of funding to be determined by Administration.

2.    That the April 8, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1112 remain private pursuant to sections 16 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen,
A. Sohi

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel, M. Oshry, M. Walters

 

8.4

Civic Agency Appointment Recommendation from Transportation Committee

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the citizen-at-large appointment as set out in Attachment 1 of the April 9, 2014, Transportation Committee report 1, be approved.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

8.5

Inter-Municipal Update - Verbal report

 

 

 

This item was moved by the City Manager to the April 29, 2014, City Council meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

8.6

Appointment of Councillor to Edmonton Northlands Executive Committee

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Councillor T. Caterina be appointed to the Edmonton Northlands Executive Committee for one year commencing at the close of the Annual General meeting in 2014.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger,
E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk