CITY COUNCIL

 

MINUTES


April 4, 2012  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. Farbrother, City Manager
A. Sinclair, City Clerk
M. Nathoo, Deputy 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                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      3

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             3

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      3

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

2.4        Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate                                      4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

3.1        23rd Avenue (B. Anderson)                                                              4

3.2        Parking in Cul-de-Sacs (A. Sohi)                                                     5

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               6

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        December 2011 Preliminary Year-End Financial

             Results - Capital - 2009 - 2011 Composite

             Capital Results and 2011 Annual Capital Results                       6

6.2        Proposed Recruitment Process - LRT Governance

             Board                                                                                                      6

6.3        Family and Community Support Services Funding -

             Request for Increase                                                                           7

6.4        ETS Full-Time Equivalent Positions - Control

             Centre Superintendents                                                                     7

6.5        Council for a Parliament of World Religions -

             Edmonton's Application for Membership in the

             Partner Cities Network                                                                       8

6.6        2011 Retroactive Municipal Tax Refunds Under

             Policy C543                                                                                            8

6.7        Business Options to Assist the True Buddha School

             - Chin Yin Buddhist Society                                                              9

6.8        Options for Streamed Waste Collection Receptacles                9

7.          BYLAWS                                                                                              10

7.1        Bylaw 15961 - Outdoor Smoking Amendments to Bylaw

             14614                                                                                                     10

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

8.1        Civic Agency Appointment Recommendations from

             Executive Committee                                                                        10

8.2        Intergovernmental Affairs Update - Verbal report                     11

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

               NOTICE                                                                                              11

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                11

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Acting Mayor B. Anderson called the meeting to order at 9:33 a.m.

Rabbi Daniel Friedman, led the assembly in prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the April 4, 2012, City Council meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

·         6.8  Options for Streamed Waste Collection Receptacles

·         8.2  Intergovernmental Affairs Update - Verbal report - PRIVATE

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the following meeting minutes be adopted:

·         March 12, 2012, City Council Public Hearing

·         March 13, 2012, City Council

·         March 14, 2012, City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

TEAM - Microtunneling Innovation (B. Anderson)

 

 

 

Acting Mayor B. Anderson, on behalf of City Council, introduced City Manager, Simon Farbrother who will be making a presentation on this months TEAM Protocol Item. City Manager Simon Farbrother acknowledged Infrastructure Services and the work they have done over the past couple of years regarding Microtunneling.  We are one of the few municipalities in the Country that does this work and the reason we do this work is because it creates a safer work environment, less disruptive and demonstrates best practice and through innovation and creativity we have a business outcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 of the Most Beautiful Fountains (B. Anderson)

 

 

 

Acting Mayor B. Anderson, on behalf of City Council, made reference to the worlds most beautiful fountains which are found on the Hospitality Management Schools website and our fountain in front of City Hall was number seven on the list and thanked the staff for making City Hall and surrounding areas a beautiful spot to work and do business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.6 and 8.2.

 

 

 

 

 

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 item 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

23rd Avenue (B. Anderson)

 

 

 

When rapid development was occurring west of Whitemud Creek on both sides of 23 Avenue, the development industry proposed building the 3rd and 4th lanes on 23 Avenue between the Whitemud Creek and Terwillegar Drive. 

When the widening was done, curb/gutter, sidewalk, new light standards with underground wiring and landscaping was done on the north side only.  The original two lanes of 23 Avenue was left in its existing state with pavement in good condition, but no curb, no gutter, no new light standards, or burying of underground wire.  The rural ditch remains with a pitch so steep that mowing was unsafe, resulting in tall grass, noxious weeds and pocket gophers inhabiting the ditch.

1.  Why was the south side of 23 Avenue not brought up to City Standards at the same time as the north side as is normally done by development driven roadwork.

2. What is the earliest time under current City Policy and Procedure that residents can expect this substandard roadside to be upgraded to City Standards.

3. Please identify any other locations in the City where this anomaly exists.

4. Please identify the steps required (and include project details and any motions required) to:

a. have the south side of 23 Avenue between Rabbit Hill Road and Terwillegar Drive brought up to urban standard as part of a supplementary Capital Budget submission or

b. address all sites where this anomaly exists at one site per three year Capital Budget.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date:

Jun. 26, 2012

 

TI Committee

 

 

 

 

 

3.2

Parking in Cul-de-Sacs (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

It has come to my attention that there is a lack of clarify among constituents about the regulations that apply to parking in cul-de-sacs.  Given many households' reliance on on-street parking in cul-de-sacs, this lack of clarity can create frustration and non-compliance with regulations.

I would like Administration to provide a report detailing:

1. Current regulations that apply to parking in cul-de sacs.

2. The rationale for the restriction of angle parking in cul-de-sacs and cases in which angle parking has been, could be, or is permitted.

3. Current bylaw enforcement practices for parking infractions in cul-de-sacs.

4. Cul-de-sac design guidelines and parking regulations in comparable municipalities.

5. Options for bylaw amendments to allow for angle parking in cul-de-sacs.

6. Options for public education around Traffic Safety Act/Traffic Bylaw compliance and cul-de-sacs.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date:

Jun. 26, 2012

 

TI Committee

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

December 2011 Preliminary Year-End Financial Results - Capital - 2009 - 2011 Composite Capital Results and 2011 Annual Capital Results

 

 

 

D. Screpnek, Financial Services, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.  S. Farbrother, City Manager; M. Koziol. General Manager, and J. Kabarchuk, Infrastructure Services; and C. Stolte, Transportation Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the April 4, 2012, Financial Services report 2012CA3211 be received for information.

 

Financial Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

6.2

Proposed Recruitment Process - LRT Governance Board

 

 

 

A. Sinclair, City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1. That City Council serve as the selection committee for appointments to the LRT Governance Board.

2. That the October 2, 2012, non-regular City Council meeting be used for the purpose of interviewing short listed candidates for the LRT Governance Board.

3. That a search consultant be retained by the City Manager for the purpose of assisting City Council in the recruitment of members for the LRT Governance Board.

4. That the retained search consultant be experienced in national searches, but that it be made clear that the primary search area is to be the Edmonton area.

5. That the number of LRT Governance Board members recruited be set at five; however, City Council will make the final determination on the number of members appointed during the interview process.

 

Corporate Svcs. 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Family and Community Support Services Funding - Request for Increase

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write to D. Hancock, Minister of Human Services, Province of Alberta, with a copy to Premier A. Redford, requesting an increase in the Family and Community Support Services funding to the City of Edmonton and that Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee with the response from the Province.

(Mayor S. Mandel dealt with in a memo dated September 28, 2012, see attached)

Community Svcs. 

 

Mayor

 

Due Date:

Jun. 25, 2012

CS Committee

Dealt with

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons, K. Diotte

 

6.4

ETS Full-Time Equivalent Positions - Control Centre Superintendents

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the March 20, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS6858, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons, K. Diotte

 

6.5

Council for a Parliament of World Religions - Edmonton's Application for Membership in the Partner Cities Network

 

 

 

J. Dowds and D. H. Edey, General Manager, Corporate Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Administration, in partnership with the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action, submit an application for membership as a Partner City with the Council for a Parliament of World Religions.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

6.6

2011 Retroactive Municipal Tax Refunds Under Policy C543

 

 

 

R. Risling, Financial Services; I. Johnson, Corporate Services (Law); M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk; 
S. Farbrother, City Manager; and A. Sinclair, City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1. That Attachment 1 of the March 21, 2012, Financial Services report 2012AT0713 be amended to delete the two refund requests made by:

a. Safe Harbour Homes/4037404

b. Safe Harbour Homes/4037503

and that the remaining refunds as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 21, 2012, Financial Services report 2012AT0713, and any associated penalties, be approved.

 

Safe Harbour Homes Project

2.  That Administration provide a report to Executive Committee outlining information on the Safe Harbour Homes Project regarding the construction period and the assessment process.

Financial Svcs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due Date: 

Jun. 27, 2012

 

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

6.7

Business Options to Assist the True Buddha School - Chin Yin Buddhist Society

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the taxpayer’s request to cancel local improvement charges levied on Tax Account No. 9995509 totalling $477,133.51, be denied.

 

Financial Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons, K. Diotte

 

6.8

Options for Streamed Waste Collection Receptacles

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Administration provide a report to the appropriate Committee with an outline of options to introduce streamed waste collection receptacles in city-owned public spaces including parks, transit centres and streets.

 

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Jun. 26, 2012

 

TI Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons, K. Diotte

 

7.

BYLAWS

7.1

Bylaw 15961 - Outdoor Smoking Amendments to Bylaw 14614

 

 

Moved T. Caterina - A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15961 be amended to delete paragraph 4.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15961 as amended, be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Civic Agency Appointment Recommendations from Executive Committee

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the citizen-at-large appointment recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 21, 2012, Executive Committee report 5, be approved, for terms as shown.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons, K. Diotte

 

8.2

Intergovernmental Affairs Update - Verbal report

 

 

 

Council met in private at 10:46 a.m., pursuant to sections 21 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 12:12 p.m.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the actions as identified in Attachment 1 be approved and remain private pursuant to sections 21 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Acting Mayor B. Anderson asked if there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:13 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk