CITY COUNCIL

 

MINUTES


May 30, 2012  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty,
K. Diotte, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

D. H. Edey, Acting City Manager
L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, 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             4

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

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        2011 Drainage Utility Rate Structure Study                                  5

6.2        2012 AUMA Resolution - Proposed by the City of

             Edmonton                                                                                              5

6.3        Relocation of Utilities - The Quarters Downtown                       6

6.4        Notice of Intention to Designate - St. George's

             Anglican Church as a Municipal Historic Resource                   6

6.5        Development of a Code of Conduct for Members of

             Council                                                                                                   7

6.6        Changes to Council Calendar                                                          7

6.7        Intergovernmental Agenda Items - Verbal report                        7

6.8        Terms of Reference and Funding for the Bridge to

             Transit Operators Course Grant Program                                     9

7.          BYLAWS                                                                                                9

7.1        Bylaw 16113 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of

             Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance

             Sanitary and Land Drainage Projects, 25 years                          9

7.2        Bylaw 16114 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of

             Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance

             Waste Management Project, Edmonton Waste

             Management Centre Site Sustaining                                              9

7.3        Bylaw 16115, A Bylaw to authorize the City of

             Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance

             Waste Management Project, Equipment Acquisition

             - Collection                                                                                          10

7.4        Bylaw 16116, A Bylaw to authorize the City of

             Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance

             Waste Management Project, Processing

             Infrastructure and Facilities                                                            10

7.5        Bylaw 16117, A Bylaw to authorize the City of

             Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance

             Waste Management Projects, Edmonton Waste

             Management Centre Facility Upgrade and Material

             Recovery Facility Renewal                                                              10

7.6        Bylaw 16089 - Council Code of Conduct Committee

             Bylaw                                                                                                    11

8.          MOTIONS PENDING                                                                         11

8.1        Speed Reduction Pilot Project Draft Policy

             Jurisdiction (B. Henderson)                                                            11

9.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         11

9.1        Benefit and Compensation Comparison                                    11

9.2        Civic Agency Appointment Recommendations from

             Community Services Committee                                                   12

9.3        Bargaining Update - Edmonton Police Association                12

10.        NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                13

11.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                13

 

 

 

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Action

 

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Deleted

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Laid Over

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m.

Dennis Stone, Alberta Regional Minister - Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, led the assembly in prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the May 30, 2012, City Council agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

- 6.6  Changes to Council Calendar

- 6.8  Terms of Reference and Funding for the Bridge to Transit Operators Course Grant Program

- 7.6 Bylaw 16089 – Council Code of Conduct Committee Bylaw

- 9.1 Benefit and Compensation Comparison – PRIVATE

- 9.3 Bargaining Update – Edmonton Police Association – PRIVATE

Replacement Page:

1.3  Adoption of Minutes

• May 16, 2012, City Council

- page 13/14, page 13 Item 9.1 Varscona Theatre Project (B. Henderson); motion has been changed to reflect Profile number

Deletions:

- 6.5 Development of a Code of Conduct for Members of Council

Orders of the Day

That Orders of the Day be changed as follows:

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Lunch – In order to allow City Council to participate in the Oil Kings Rally

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the following City Council meeting minutes be adopted:

·         May 14, 2012, City Council Public Hearing

·         May 16, 2012, City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Malcolm Tweddle School (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from Malcolm Tweddle School and their teacher
H. Whitson.

 

 

Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Team Recognition (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, recognized the Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Team for claiming their first West Division crown however losing to the Rochester Knighthawks for the Champions Cup.  The Edmonton Rush provide a positive impact on our city with their strong-willed and hard working talented team of athletes that continue to give back making them great ambassadors for the sport of lacrosse and our city.  Mayor S. Mandel congratulated Team Captain J. Quinlan who is the only remaining player from 2006 and has been there every step of the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing the City: Poet Laureate of Edmonton, 2005 - 2013
(S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, recognized the Edmonton Arts Council in producing a new colleciton called Writing the City: Poet Laureate of Edmonton, 2005 - 2013 which features works written by Edmonton's Poet Laureates.

 

 

St. Mark School (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from St. Mark school and their teacher A. Kulig.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.7, 6.8 and 9.3.

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

The request for items to be dealt with at a specific time was not considered.

 

2.4

Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate

 

 

 

See items 7.1, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

2011 Drainage Utility Rate Structure Study

 

 

 

C. Ward, Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.  L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

2011 Drainage Utility Rate Structure Study - Options for Calculating Drainage Utility Rates

That the May 15, 2012, Infrastructure Services report 2012IS2687 be referred back to Administration to:

1. develop an option for calculating the sanitary fixed charges based on the linear relationship (for example, lot frontage)

2. develop an option for calculating the seasonal discount with a new formula (perhaps involving a cap and different winter baseline requirements)

3. outline options to phase out main subsidies between classes

and bring back to the August 28, 2012, Utility Committee meeting.

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

Due Date: Aug. 28, 2012

 

Utility Committee

 

 

 

C. Ward, Infrastructure Services; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.2

2012 AUMA Resolution - Proposed by the City of Edmonton

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the resolution outlined in Attachment 1 of the May 23, 2012, Office of the City Manager report 2012CMI003, be approved as the City of Edmonton’s submission to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Convention resolutions session.

 

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.3

Relocation of Utilities - The Quarters Downtown

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

1. That an agreement with 1306168 Alberta Ltd. in the amount of $1 million, to be used for relocation of utilities required for the Edgewater on Jasper development, be approved, and that the agreement be acceptable in form and content to the City Manager, with interim funding from the Financial Stabilization Reserve until funding from the Quarters Community Revitalization Levy is available.

2. That $500,000 in interim funding be taken from the Financial Stabilization Reserve to fund the agreement already entered into by Administration for relocation of utilities for the Edgewater on Jasper development, until funding from the Quarters Community Revitalization Levy is available.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.4

Notice of Intention to Designate - St. George's Anglican Church as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

1. That a Notice of Intention to Designate a Municipal Historic Resource, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the May 23, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SPE114, be served on the owner of the property occupied by St. George’s Anglican Church, located at 11733 – 87 Avenue NW in accordance with Section 26 of the Alberta Historical Resources Act RSA 2000.

2. That funding of $8,165 for this project be provided from the Heritage Reserve Fund.

3. That the City Manager be appointed to implement matters arising from the issuance of the Notice of Intention to Designate a Municipal Historic Resource.

Sustainable Dev. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.5

Development of a Code of Conduct for Members of Council

 

 

 

This item was deleted from the agenda (see item 1.2)

 

6.6

Changes to Council Calendar

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

1. That the July 9, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting Orders of the Day be changed to adjourn at 12 noon.

2. That the July 10, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting be moved to July 9, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

3. That a Special City Council meeting be scheduled on July 10, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., for the purpose of discussing “The Way We Finance” and other related matters.

4. That the July 18, 2012, City Council meeting be rescheduled to July 17, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., with “The Way We Prosper” as the first item of business at 9:30 a.m.

5. That the July 17, 2012, Non-regular City Council meeting be cancelled.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.7

Intergovernmental Agenda Items - Verbal report

 

 

 

Councillors K. Krushell and L. Sloan provided verbal updates on Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.  A handout was distributed to Members of Council and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

Councillor A. Sohi provided a verbal update on Canadian Urban Transit Association Transit Board Members Committee.

Councillor J. Batty provided a verbal update on Canadian Capital Cities Organization.

Councillor K. Krushell provided verbal updates on Capital Region Services tof Children Linkages Committee, Donate-A-Ride and Arts and Culture (festivals/facilities/films)

Councillors D. Iveson, E. Gibbons and Mayor S. Mandel provided verbal updates on Capital Region Board.  A handout was distributed to Members of Council and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

Mayor S. Mandel provided a verbal update on Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.

Councillor D. Loken provided verbal updates on Edmonton Salutes and Agri-Food/Urban Agriculture.

Councillor K. Leibovici provided verbal updates on Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Northern Relationships/Circumpolar.  Handouts were distributed to Members of Council and copies was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

Councillor B. Henderson provided verbal updates on Inter-City Forum on Social Policy and Arts and Culture (festivals/facilities/films).

Councillor A. Sohi provided a verbal update on Multiculturalism.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the verbal reports provided on the Intergovernmental Items be received for information.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.8

Terms of Reference and Funding for the Bridge to Transit Operators Course Grant Program

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Loken:

 

 

 

1. That the terms of reference for the Transit Operators Course Grant Program, as outlined in the May 30, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SCP026, be approved.

2. That Sustainable Development 2012 Operating Budget be increased by $120,000 to fund the Transit Operators Course Grant Program, with funding from revenues from taxi vehicle licence application fees in 2012.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell, L. Sloan,
T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

7.

BYLAWS

7.1

Bylaw 16113 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Sanitary and Land Drainage Projects, 25 years

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16113 be read a first time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

7.2

Bylaw 16114 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Waste Management Project, Edmonton Waste Management Centre Site Sustaining

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16114 be read a first time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

7.3

Bylaw 16115, A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Waste Management Project, Equipment Acquisition - Collection

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16115 be read a first time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

7.4

Bylaw 16116, A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Waste Management Project, Processing Infrastructure and Facilities

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16116 be read a first time.

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

7.5

Bylaw 16117, A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Waste Management Projects, Edmonton Waste Management Centre Facility Upgrade and Material Recovery Facility Renewal

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16117 be read a first time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

7.6

Bylaw 16089 - Council Code of Conduct Committee Bylaw

 

 

 

D. H. Edey, General Manager, and A. Sinclair, Corporate Services; and A. Kaplan, Corporate Services (Law), answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved L. Sloan - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16089 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Lost

 

 

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, L. Sloan

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, D. Loken, J. Batty,
K. Diotte, K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

8.

MOTIONS PENDING

8.1

Speed Reduction Pilot Project Draft Policy Jurisdiction (B. Henderson)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson stated at the next regular meeting of City Council, he will move:

That City Council assume jurisdiction of the Speed Reduction Pilot Project Draft Policy, which was considered at the May 8, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting and that this item be placed on the agenda for discussion.

 

·         Notice of Motion Given: May 16, 2012

·         Laid Over:                        May 30, 2012

 

9.

PRIVATE REPORTS

9.1

Benefit and Compensation Comparison

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

1. That the May 30, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COH013, be received for information.

2. That the May 30, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COH013, remain private pursuant to sections 17 and 19 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

9.2

Civic Agency Appointment Recommendations from Community Services Committee

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the individuals named in Attachment 1 of the May 22, 2012, Community Services Committee report 1, be appointed to the River Valley Alliance Advisory Committee, for terms as indicated.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

9.3

Bargaining Update - Edmonton Police Association

 

 

 

Councillor K. Leibovici participated for the discussion of this item by telephone.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Item 9.3 Bargaining Update - Edmonton Police Association be brought forward.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Council met in private at 11:28 a.m., pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 1:51 p.m.

 

 

Moved D. Loken – T. Caterina:

 

 

 

1. That an amended mandate consistent with the Mediator’s recommendations be approved, and that Administration sign a Tentative Agreement in accordance with Attachment 1 of the May 30, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COH015.

2. That subject to the ratification of the Tentative Agreement by the Edmonton Police Association membership, the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Police Association, be approved.

3. That during the term of the Collective Agreement, those persons who have been authorized to bargain collectively also be authorized to:

- enter into, and execute ancillary agreements regarding clarification and interpretation of the collective agreement

- negotiate minor modifications to contractual provisions which do not have substantial financial impacts and resolve grievances

4. That the May 30, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COH015 remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell, L. Sloan,
T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

10.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel asked if there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

11.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:38 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk