URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


April 23, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Banga, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, A. Knack, M. Walters
L. Cochrane, City Manager
D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, Office of the City Clerk
C. Kaspick, 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                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          UPDATE ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                          3

             95 Avenue Bike Lane - Results of Community

             Engagement Studies                                                                          3

             North/South Connections to 83rd Avenue                                    4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Intermodal Hubs - Next Steps                                                          4

5.2        Edmonton Transit Service Fare Policy C451H                            4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Infill Compliance Team Annual Report                                          4

6.2        Cycling Facilities and Cycling Connections: 109

             Street                                                                                                       5

6.3        Corporate Tree Management Policy and Tree Reserve            6

6.4        Exhibition Lands Redevelopment Plan - Preferred

             Working Concept                                                                                 7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           8

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   8

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  8

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor T. Cartmell called the meeting to order at
9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the April 23, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That the April 9, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

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 and 6.4.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1 Infill Compliance Team Annual Report

  • G. Montgomery, Parkallen Community League
  • S. Cherdarchuk, Parkallen Community League
  • J. Hardstaff, Parkallen Community League
  • B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • S. Poole, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • S. MacKintosh, Parkallen Community League
  • E. Solez, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • D. Peck, Canadian Home Builders Association- Edmonton Region

6.2 Cycling Facilities and Cycling Connections: 109 Street

  • S. Raitz, Paths for People
  • D. Dyrbye
  • E. Solez

6.3 Corporate Tree Management Policy and Tree Reserve

  • C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada - Edmonton

6.4 Exhibition Lands Redevelopment Plan - Preferred Working Concept

  • D. Rodrigo, Concordia University of Edmonton
  • J. Gendron

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

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

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

UPDATE ON SCHEDULED REPORTS

4.1

95 Avenue Bike Lane - Results of Community Engagement Studies

 

 

 

Dealt with at the April 16, 2019, City Council meeting.

 

4.2

North/South Connections to 83rd Avenue

 

 

 

Dealt with at the April 16, 2019, City Council meeting.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Intermodal Hubs - Next Steps

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of December 3, 2019, be approved.

 

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date:
Dec. 3, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

5.2

Edmonton Transit Service Fare Policy C451H

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 15, 2019, be approved.

 

City Ops.

Due Date:
Oct. 15, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

 

 

 

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Infill Compliance Team Annual Report

 

 

 

W.T. Ramirez, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, made a presentation.

G. Montgomery on behalf of D. Bonik, E. Scholtz and
D. Skakun; S. Cherdarchuk and J. Hardstaff, Parkallen Community League; B. Zubot and S. Poole, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; S. MacKintosh, Parkallen Community League; E. Solez; and D. Peck, Canadian Home Builders Association- Edmonton Region, made presentations.  D. Peck; S. Poole;
G. Montgomery; B. Zubot; J. Hardstaff; and E. Solez, answered the Committee's questions.

Handouts provided by G. Montgomery; and E. Solez were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, L. Peter, C. Rich and
D. Hales, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and L. Ramaswamy, Office of the City Manager (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

Infill Builders Permit Process Status

1.    That Administration provide a report on the status of the expedited permit process for infill builders.

 

2. That for the 2020 Infill Compliance Team Annual report to Urban Planning Committee, Administration:

·         Consult with stakeholders for input on infill construction practices.

·         Work with stakeholders to explore their suggestions in response to the April 23, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_6140, and provide a memo to Council in November 2019 with a progress update.

·         Explore options to introduce an excavation inspection and approval progress on infill projects.

 

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due by:
Jan. 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Due by:
Nov. 2019

 

 

 

D. Hales and L. Peter, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

6.2

Cycling Facilities and Cycling Connections: 109 Street

 

 

 

S. Raitz, Paths for People; D. Dyrbye; and E. Solez, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

P. Ohm, R. Toohey, P. Spearey and C. Walbaum, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the April 23, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_6322, be received for information.

 

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

 

 

P. Ohm, R. Toohey and S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.3

Corporate Tree Management Policy and Tree Reserve

 

 

 

C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada - Edmonton, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager of City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That City Policy, C456A, Corporate Tree Management, be repealed.

2. That City Policy, C456B, Corporate Tree Management, as set out in Attachment 1 of the April 23, 2019, City Operations report CR_6694, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Corporate Tree Management Policy – Public Engagement

1. That Administration conduct more extensive public engagement on the Corporate Tree Management Policy.

2. That Administration draft amendments to:

·         Zoning Bylaw 12800

·         Policy C531

to include a special provision for Natural Areas

City Ops.

 

Due by:
Mar. 2020
*Clerk’s note: This motion was rescinded at the May 7, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting, please see Item 1.3 of the May 7, 2019, Minutes.

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

6.4

Exhibition Lands Redevelopment Plan - Preferred Working Concept

 

 

 

S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, and L. Brenneis, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from C. Cunningham, Indigenous Wellness Centre; J. Woodhead; and M. Butler, Agora Borealis.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

 

 

D. Rodrigo, Concordia University of Edmonton; J. Gendron; C. Cunningham, Indigenous Wellness Centre; J. Woodhead; and M. Butler, Agora Borealis, made presentations. J. Gendron; D. Rodrigo; and C. Cunningham answered the Committee's questions.

A handout provided by J. Gendron was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

L. Brenneis, M. Ouellette and S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and L. Cochrane, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That Administration advance further refinement and business case analysis on the Preferred Working Concept for redevelopment of Exhibition Lands as outlined in Attachment 1 of the April 23, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_6173.

2. That Attachment 3 of the April 23, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_6173, remain private pursuant to section 25 (harmful to the economic interests) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

L. Brenneis and S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor T. Cartmell asked if there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:17 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk