COMMUNITY STANDARDS AND

LICENCE APPEAL  COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


April 6, 2017  –  Churchill Building

 

 

PRESENT

M. Nickel, B. Anderson, M. Banga

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. McDonald, Office of the City Clerk

C. Ashmore, Law Branch

I. Russell, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            1

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          1

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           2

2.          EXPLANATION OF APPEAL HEARING PROCESS                     2

3.          COMMUNITY STANDARDS AND LICENCE APPEAL COMMITTEE

               MATTERS                                                                                            2

3.1        Appeal of Order - K. B., 7916 - 117 Avenue NW,

             Edmonton, AB, Order pursuant to Section 546(1)(c) of the

             Municipal Government Act.                                                               3

3.2        Appeal of Decision - A. P. - Refusal to issue

             a City of Edmonton Driver's Licence under Section 42 of

             the Vehicle For Hire Bylaw.                                                                3

4.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  4

 

 

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

S. McDonald, Office of the City Clerk, called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.

Election of Chair

S. McDonald, Office of the City Clerk, called for nominations for the position of Chair, Community Standards and Licence Appeal Committee for this meeting.

Councillor Anderson nominated Councillor Nickel for the position of Chair, Community Standards and Licence Appeal Committee for the April 6, 2017 meeting. As there were no further nominations, S. McDonald, declared the nominations closed and asked for a motion.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That Councillor Nickel will act as Chair for the April 6, 2017, Community Standards and Licence Appeal Committee Meeting.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Anderson, M. Nickel, M. Banga

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the April 6, 2017, Agenda be adopted

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Anderson, M. Nickel, M. Banga

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the March 2, 2017, Community Standards and Licence Appeal Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Anderson, M. Nickel, M. Banga

 

2.

EXPLANATION OF APPEAL HEARING PROCESS

 

 

Councillor M. Nickel explained the appeal hearing process and asked if anyone objected to any Member of the Community Standards and Licence Appeal Committee hearing the appeals. No one objected.

 

3.

COMMUNITY STANDARDS AND LICENCE APPEAL COMMITTEE MATTERS

3.1

Appeal of Order – K. B., 7916 - 117 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, Order to Pursuant to Section 546(1)(c) of the Municipal Government Act.

 

 

 

K. B., Appellant, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.

T. Courtoreille, Citizen Services Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

Two sets of photographs dated February 3, 2017, and April 5, 2017, were provided to the Appellant, Members of the Committee and the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

The Committee Upholds the Order

You are therefore ordered to:

Remove all tires, wood, loose litter and debris and other assorted materials from the entire property and take any actions or remove any other items that are contributing to the unsightly condition of the property. 

Citizen Services Dept.

 

Due Date:  February 20, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Anderson, M. Nickel, M. Banga

 

3.2

Appeal of Decision – A. P. - Refusal to issue a City of Edmonton Driver's Licence under Section 42 of the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw.

 

 

 

Councillor Nickel reviewed the hearing process and asked if there were any objections to any member of the panel. There were no objections.

C. Ashmore, Law Branch, responded to questions regarding procedure and clarified that the parties have 20 minutes to speak.

The Chair ruled that all information (both previously submitted and new information) would be presented at once.

Z. Filipovic, Student at Law, of VLG Lawyers represented A. P. as legal counsel. Mr. Filipovic made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.

M. Chong, Development Services Branch, Sustainable Development, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. N. Jacobsen, Law Branch, assisted Mr. Chong in responding to questions from the Committee.

C. Ashmore, Law Branch, clarified his role as legal counsel for the Committee as opposed to the role of N. Jacobson, Law Branch, who is legal counsel for the Respondent.

Councillor M. Banga confirmed that he had not personally been involved in investigating the charges relating to Mr. P. in his previous career with the Edmonton Police Service.

The Committee passed a motion to meet in private at 11:22 a.m., pursuant to Section 4 and 27 of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 11:45 a.m.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

The Committee cancels the Decision of M. Chong, Acting Director, Licensing and Vehicle for Hire, and grants a City of Edmonton Driver's Licence, subject to conditions, to A. P.

Sustainable Development Dept.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Anderson, M. Nickel, M. Banga

 

4.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:47 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk