CITY COUNCIL

 

MINUTES


June 13, 2017  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

L. Cochrane, City Manager
L. Sahli, City Clerk
D. Beaudry, Office of the City Clerk
M. de Guzman, 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                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           3

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      3

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             3

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      4

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              4

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

2.4        Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate                                      4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

3.1        City Use of Digital and Traditional Advertisement (M. Oshry) 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        2017 Council Orientation Plan                                                         4

6.2        LRT Crossing Assessment Framework                                        5

6.3        Facade Improvement and Development Incentive

             Program Expansion                                                                            5

7.          BYLAWS                                                                                                6

7.1        Bylaw 18011 - To Designate the Barto Residence as

             a Municipal Historic Resource                                                         6

7.2        Bylaw 17979 - To amend Bylaw 15726, as amended by

             Bylaw 16376 and 17390, to authorize the City of

             Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance

             City Operations Project, Valley Line LRT                                      6

7.3        Bylaw 17983 - To authorize the City of Edmonton

             to undertake, construct and finance Utilities

             Infrastructure Project - Mill Creek Stormwater

             Management                                                                                          7

7.4        Bylaw 17982 - To amend Bylaw 17102, as amended by

             Bylaw 17499 and 17683, to authorize the City of

             Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance

             Utilities Infrastructure Projects – Drainage 25 years                  8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           8

8.1        Blatchford Land Sale Update - NAIT and the Government of
             Alberta                                                                                                     9

8.2        Appointments - TEC Edmonton Board of Directors                  9

8.3        Transit Smart Fare System - Financial Update                          10

8.4        Edmonton Police Commission Membership Update -

             Request for Direction to Fill Vacancy                                           10

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                11

9.1        Yellowhead and Calder Bus Bridge (B. Esslinger/
             D. Loken)                                                                                              11

9.2        Turf Maintenance and Proliferation of Dandelions

             (B. Anderson)                                                                                      11

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                12

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

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None

None

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None

None

 

Action

Carried

 

Carried

 

 

Three readings

 

 

 

Three readings

 

 

2nd and 3rd reading

 

 

2nd and 3rd reading

 

 

Action

Carried

Carried

 

Action

 

 

 

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Carried

 

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., and acknowledged that Council is meeting on the traditional land of Treaty 6 Territory, and he also acknowledged the diverse Indigenous peoples whose ancestors' footsteps have marked this territory for centuries such as: Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, as well as Metis and Inuit, and now settlers from around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger - A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the June 13/14, 2017, City Council meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

·         6.1 2017 Council Orientation Plan

·         8.1 Blatchford Land Sale Update - NAIT and the Government of Alberta - PRIVATE
(Sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons - M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the following City Council meeting minutes be adopted:

·         May 29, 2017, City Council Public Hearing

·         May 30, 2017, City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Vimy 100 YEG Committee and IABC Capital Awards
(B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Esslinger, on behalf of City Council, recognized the Vimy 100 YEG Committee, a group of Edmontonians who are passionate about bringing Canadian history to life. On May 25, the Vimy 100 YEG Committee was awarded the International Association of Business Communicators or IABC - Capital Award for Special Events. The Committee was recognized for the event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place on April 9, 1917.

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Edmonton Named Canada's Most Open City (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, announced that for the second year in a row the City of Edmonton was ranked the most open city by Public Sector Digest, out of 60 cities from around the country. In second place was Toronto and in third place was Montreal. The city under 100,000 recognized was Strathcona County. The city and its surrounding area continue to lead in local government, openness and transparency.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 8.1, 8.3 and 8.4.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

 

 

 

 

2.4

Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate

 

 

 

See Section 7 - Bylaws.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

City Use of Digital and Traditional Advertisement (M. Oshry)

 

 

 

That Administration provide a report on how it determines which media to use for advertising, including both digital and traditional, such as print and broadcast, and are there any policies or guidelines in place to ensure the media choices comply with the City's commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

Comm. and Engagement

 

Due by:
Sep. 5, 2017

Exec. Committee

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

2017 Council Orientation Plan

 

 

 

A. Giesbrecht, Office of the City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the 2017 City Council Orientation and Training Plan set out in Attachment 1 of the June 13, 2017, Office of the City Manager report CR_4428, be approved with the following changes:

·         that all activities listed on
October 19 be moved to
October 18.

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

LRT Crossing Assessment Framework

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger - S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the LRT Crossing Assessment Framework identified in the June 6, 2017, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_4512, be approved.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Facade Improvement and Development Incentive Program Expansion

 

 

Moved M. Walters - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the properties located within the Community Economic Development Corner Store program outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 6, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4563, be eligible to receive funding as Council supported initiative areas under City Policy 216B - Façade Improvement Program Policy and Enterprise Areas in City Policy C553B - Development Incentive Program Policy.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

BYLAWS

7.1

Bylaw 18011 - To Designate the Barto Residence as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 18011 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 18011 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 18011 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 18011 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.2

Bylaw 17979 - To amend Bylaw 15726, as amended by Bylaw 16376 and 17390, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance City Operations Project, Valley Line LRT

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 17979 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 17979 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 17979 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 17979 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.3

Bylaw 17983 - To authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Utilities Infrastructure Project - Mill Creek Stormwater Management

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 17983 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 17983 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.4

Bylaw 17982 - To amend Bylaw 17102, as amended by Bylaw 17499 and 17683, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Utilities Infrastructure Projects – Drainage 25 years

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 17982 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 17982 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

 

Moved M. Oshry - B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Council meet in private pursuant to sections 17, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the discussion of items 8.1, 8.3 and 8.4.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council met in private at 10:02 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved M. Walters - A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Council meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council met in public at 11:44 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

8.1

Blatchford Land Sale Update - NAIT and the Government of Alberta

 

 

 

Council met in private at 10:02 a.m., pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 11:44 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger - M. Walters:

 

 

 

1.    That Attachment 4 be added to the June 13, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4847.

2.    That Administration negotiate a potential land sale in Blatchford with NAIT based upon Attachment 4 of the June 13, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4847.

3.    That the June 13, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4847 and Attachment 4 remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Sustainble Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.2

Appointments - TEC Edmonton Board of Directors

 

 

Moved M. Walters - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the individuals named in Attachment 1 of the June 13, 2017, Office of the City Manager report CR_4844, be
re-appointed to the TEC Edmonton Board of Directors for the term of July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019.

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.3

Transit Smart Fare System - Financial Update

 

 

 

Council met in private at 10:02 a.m., pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 11:44 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved M. Walters - A. Knack:

 

 

 

1.    That the capital budget adjustment to Capital Profile 13-66-1294 Transit Smart Fare System, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 13, 2017, City Operations report CR_4871, be approved.

2.    That the June 13, 2017, City Operations report CR_4871 remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.4

Edmonton Police Commission Membership Update - Request for Direction to Fill Vacancy

 

 

 

Council met in private at 10:02 a.m., pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 11:44 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved M. Oshry - M. Walters:

 

 

 

1.    That the Edmonton Police Commission position remain vacant and be filled during the next recruitment process in Fall 2017 and that the recruitment for the vacancies begin.

2.    That the June 13, 2017, Office of the City Manager report CR_4915 remain private pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

9.1

Yellowhead and Calder Bus Bridge (B. Esslinger/D. Loken)

 

 

 

Councillors B. Esslinger and D. Loken stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, they will move the following:

That Administration:

·         amend the scope of the NW LRT design study to include developing a scenario where a precursor express bus service could run north from Blatchford on a bridge over the Yellowhead and CN Calder Rail Yard, with the bridge future-proofed for upgrade to rail for LRT,

·         take this scenario into account as part of the continuing Transit Strategy and report back on the opportunity to align the Strategy to this precursor express bus scenario,

·         include this precursor scenario in the continuing public engagement on NW LRT planning, and 

report back to Committee in March 2018.

·         Notice of Motion Given: June 13, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

9.2

Turf Maintenance and Proliferation of Dandelions – Options and Costs (B. Anderson)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Anderson requested permission to make a Motion without Notice regarding turf maintenance and proliferation of dandelions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved M. Nickel - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Councillor B. Anderson be permitted to make a Motion without Notice regarding turf maintenance and proliferation of dandelions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Jones, Deputy City Manager, City Operations, answered Councils' questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - M. Walters:

 

 

 

Turf Maintenance and Proliferation of Dandelions – Options and Costs

That Administration provide Council with a variety of options and costs (and possible  funding sources) that will more effectively deal with turf maintenance, and the current and future proliferation of dandelions, on a range of public turf, and return to Council on August 29, 2017.

City Ops.

 

Due Date:
Aug. 29, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:46 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk