CITY COUNCIL - BUDGET

 

MINUTES


December 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2013  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

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

* Participated by telephone

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. Farbrother, City Manager
M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk
L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk
M. deGuzman, C. Johnston, P. Kalia, L. Long, N. Rajan, D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            3

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          3

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            4

1.3        Protocol Items                                                                                      4

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             6

2.1        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         6

3.          2014 UTILITIES BUDGET - DECEMBER 2, 2013                      6

3.1        2014 Operating and Capital Utilities Budget - For

             Discussion                                                                                             6

3.2        Drainage Resources from Lower Utility Rate in

             Operating Budget  - Funding for Expanded Flood

             Prevention Program                                                                            6

3.3        Options/Strategies that Impact Sanitary and

             Stormwater Utility Rates                                                                    6

3.4        Options/Strategies that Impact Waste Utility Rates                    6

3.5        Bylaw 16641 - Waste Management Fees, Amendment

             No. 11                                                                                                      9

3.6        Bylaw 16610  - Drainage Bylaw 16610, Amendment

             No. 1                                                                                                      10

4.          2014 OPERATING BUDGET                                                           11

4.1        2014 Operating Budget - City Council Discussions                11

5.          COMMUNITY SERVICES                                                                 12

5.1        Presentation and Discussion - page 137, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   12

          Subsequent Motion 5                                                                          12

          Subsequent Motion 8                                                                          12

6.          CORPORATE EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES                   13

6.1        Presentation and Discussion - page 192, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   13

7.          CORPORATE SERVICES                                                                13

7.1        Presentation and Discussion - page 203, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   13

          Subsequent Motion 2                                                                          14

8.          FINANCIAL SERVICES AND UTILITIES                                      14

8.1        Presentation and Discussion - page 251, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   14

8.2        Annual Review of Current Planning Reserve Balance

             and Policy                                                                                            14

8.3        Fall 2013 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment               14

          Subsequent Motion 7                                                                          15

9.          MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR OFFICES                                         15

9.1        Presentation and Discussion - page 274, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   15

          Subsequent Motion 1                                                                          15

10.        OFFICE OF THE CITY AUDITOR                                                   16

10.1       Presentation and Discussion - page 279, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   16

10.2       Office of the City Auditor 2014 Proposed Budget                   16

11.        OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER                                                 16

11.1       Presentation and Discussion - page 282, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   16

11.2       Funding and Implementation of the Make Something

             Edmonton Initiative                                                                           16

12.        SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT                                                  16

12.1       Presentation and Discussion - page 299, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   16

          Subsequent Motion 6                                                                          16

          Subsequent Motion 9                                                                          17

13.        TRANSPORTATION SERVICES                                                   17

13.1       Presentation and Discussion - page 345, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   17

          Subsequent Motion 3                                                                          17

          Subsequent Motion 4                                                                          19

          Subsequent Motion 10                                                                        19

14.        CIVIC AGENCY PRESENTATIONS                                              20

14.1       Edmonton Police Commission - page 405, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   20

14.2       Edmonton Public Libraries - page 415, Budget

             Binder                                                                                                   20

14.3       Edmonton Economic Development Corporation - page

             390, Budget Binder                                                                           20

15.        PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         20

16.        VOTE ON OPERATING BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND OPERATING

             MAIN MOTION                                                                                     20

OP1 - Start Up Edmonton                                                                             20

OP2 - Community Facilities Parnter Capital Grant Program                21

OP3 - Green Shack Program                                                                        22

OP4 - McCauley School Multicultural Centre                                          22

OP5 - 2014 - 2018 EFCL Business Plan and Civic Engagement
Strategy                                                                                                             22

OP6 - Demolition of Building                                                                       23

OP7 - WinterCity Implementation Plan                                                      24

OP8 - Seniors Homeowners Grant                                                             24

OP9 - Edmonton Museums Network and City Museum Development   25

OP10 - Decrease in Line Item for Ongoing Funding                              25

OP11 - 2014 Operating Budget Percent Decrease                                 25

OP12 - Off Peak Hour Service                                                                      25

OP13 - Peak Hour Service                                                                            26

OP14 - Transportation Budget Decrease                                                 27

OP15 – Corporate Expenditures Decrease                                              27

2014 Operating Main Budget Motion                                                         28

17.        BYLAWS                                                                                              28

17.1       Bylaw 16520 - A Bylaw to Amend the Fee Schedule

             in the Business Licence Bylaw 13138                                         28

17.2       Bylaw 16519 - A Bylaw to Amend the Fee Schedule

             in the Vehicle For Hire Bylaw 14700                                             29

17.3       Bylaw 16517 - A Bylaw to Amend the Fee Schedule

             in the Safety Codes Permit Bylaw 15894                                     30

17.4       Bylaw 16652 - The City of Edmonton Fire Rescue

             Services Bylaw 16652 - Amendment No. 2                                 31

18          NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

               NOTICE                                                                                              32

18.1       Municipal Support of Advocacy Work (B. Henderson)          32

18.2       December 16, 2013, Agenda Review Committee (A. Sohi)    32

19          ADJOURNMENT                                                                               32

 

 

 

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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.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. McKeen - B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the December 2, 2013, City Council Budget meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Replacement Pages:

3.1  2014 Operating and Capital Utilities Budget - For Discussion (Replacement Pages for the 2014 Utilities Budget Binder)
       Revised Utility Business Case:
       - Residual Waste Disposal Facility
       - EWMC Equipment Facility Expansion

Deletions:

8.3  Fall 2013 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken, M. Walters

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger - A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the December 2, 2013, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_698, Annual Review of Current Planning Reserve Balance and Policy, be added to the agenda. 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Protocol Items

 

 

Millwoods Christian School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from Millwoods Christian School and their teacher T. Nielson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millwoods Christian School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from Millwoods Christian School and their teacher N. Marshall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norquest College (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from the Youth in Transition Program at Norquest College and their teacher S. Boyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headway School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from Headway School and their teacher
S. Nicholson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunluce School (T. Caterina)

 

 

 

Deputy Mayor T. Caterina, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from Dunluce School and their teacher S. Kostiuk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunluce School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from Dunluce School and their teacher
L. Salvador.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polish Ambassador of Canada (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed
M. Borsaki, Polish Ambassador of Canada, who is joined by
J. Sumas, with the Honorary Council of Poland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

McKernan School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from McKernan School and their teacher J. Peters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacred Heart Adult ESL (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from the Sacred Heart Adult ESL class and their teacher L. Dreary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grovenor School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from Grovenor School and their teacher
A. Marshall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aurora Charter School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed students from Aurora Charter School and their teacher
V. Tran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nelson Mandela (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, advised Council that Nelson Mandela had just passed away, read a quote of his and held a moment of silence.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be made time specific on the agenda.

 

3.

2014 UTILITIES BUDGET - DECEMBER 2, 2013 - 9:30 A.M.

3.1

2014 Operating and Capital Utilities Budget - For Discussion

 

3.2

Drainage Resources from Lower Utility Rate in Operating Budget  - Funding for Expanded Flood Prevention Program

 

3.3

Options/Strategies that Impact Sanitary and Stormwater Utility Rates

 

3.4

Options/Strategies that Impact Waste Utility Rates

 

 

 

*Councillor A. Sohi participated by telephone

 

 

 

Items 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

1. That the 2014 Operating Utilities Budget be approved as follows:

a) Sanitary Drainage Utility with Revenues of $109,862,000 and Expenditures of $87,678,000.

b) Stormwater Drainage Utility with Revenues of $47,705,000 and Expenditures of $29,609,000.

c) Waste Management Utility with Revenues of $158,308,000 and Expenditures of $157,819,000.

2. That the 2012 - 2014 Capital Utilities Budget be adjusted as follows:

a) Sanitary Drainage Utility 2012 - 2014 Capital Budget be increased by $2,350,000, to a total of $255,662,000, and a transfer of $7,000,000 from Mature Neighbourhood Renewal Coordination to the Residuals Disposal Facility, be approved.

b) Stormwater Drainage Utility 2012 - 2014 Capital Budget be increased by $2,350,000, to total $189,785,000.

c) Waste Management Utility 2012 - 2014 Capital Budget be reduced by $9,714,000 to $120,153,000.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Amendment moved B. Anderson - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That clause 1a) be amended to reduce the revenue figure by $2.8 million to $107,062,000 so that clause 1a) will read as follows:

1a) Sanitary Drainage Utility with Revenues of $107,062,000 and Expenditures of $87,678,000. 

 

 

In Favour:

Lost

 

 

B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, M. Oshry

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

D. Iveson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, B. Henderson,
A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Sohi,
M. Walters

 

 

 

L. Girard, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.

 

 

Amendment moved B. Henderson – M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That clause 1c) be amended to reduce both revenue and expenditures by $495,000, so that clause 1c) will read as follows:

1c) Waste Management Utility with Revenues of $157,813,000 and Expenditures of $157,324,000.

 

 

 

J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor; C. Ward, Financial Services and Utilities; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor; M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Main Motion as Amended, put:

 

 

 

2014 Operating and Capital Utilities Budget

1. That the 2014 Operating Utilities Budget be approved as follows:

a) Sanitary Drainage Utility with Revenues of $109,862,000 and Expenditures of $87,678,000.

b) Stormwater Drainage Utility with Revenues of $47,705,000 and Expenditures of $29,609,000.

c) Waste Management Utility with Revenues of $157,813,000 and Expenditures of $157,324,000.

2. That the 2012 - 2014 Capital Utilities Budget be adjusted as follows:

a) Sanitary Drainage Utility 2012 - 2014 Capital Budget be increased by $2,350,000, to a total of $255,662,000, and a transfer of $7,000,000 from Mature Neighbourhood Renewal Coordination to the Residuals Disposal Facility, be approved.

b) Stormwater Drainage Utility 2012 - 2014 Capital Budget be increased by $2,350,000, to total $189,785,000.

c) Waste Management Utility 2012 - 2014 Capital Budget be reduced by $9,714,000 to $120,153,000.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - S. McKeen:

 

 

 

3.2  Drainage Resources from Lower Utility Rate in Operating Budget – Funding for Expanded Flood Prevention Program

That the November 5, 2013, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_612, be received for information.

3.3  Options/Strategies that Impact Sanitary and Stormwater Utility Rates

That the December 2, 2013, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_759, be received for information.

3.4  Options/Strategies that Impact Waste Utility Rates

That the December 2, 2013, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_773, be received for information.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved M. Nickel - M. Walters:

 

 

 

Flood Risk Areas:  Corporate Risk Management Issues


That Administration provide a report to Executive Committee outlining advice from corporate risk management as it relates to flood risk areas in the City, and the outcome of their discussions with the Insurance Bureau of Canada and other agencies that address flood and other flood related issues.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

Due Date:
Mar. 4, 2014

 

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.5

Bylaw 16641 - Waste Management Fees, Amendment No. 11

 

 

 

*Councillor A. Sohi participated by telephone

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised Attachment 1, Schedule A, page 2 of Bylaw 16641, be added to the agenda.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16641 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16641 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16641 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16641 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.6

Bylaw 16610  - Drainage Bylaw 16610, Amendment No. 1

 

 

Moved B. Henderson – M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16610 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16610 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16610 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16610 be read a third time.

 

 

Amendment moved E. Gibbons - M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16610 be amended as follows:

1.      That the table in section 2(1)(a) of Schedule D – Fees, be replaced with the following:

Meter Size

Flat Monthly Service Charge

16mm

$ 8.53

20mm

$ 15.35

25mm

$ 23.88

40mm

$ 46.05

50mm

$ 63.10

75mm

$130.47

100mm

$ 243.02

150mm

$ 459.61

200mm

$ 733.34

250mm

$ 1,819.70

300mm

$ 1,819.70

400mm

$ 2,058.90

500mm

$ 2,217.54

2.    That the table in section 2(1)(b) of Schedule D – Fees, be replaced with the following:

Premises

Rate per m³

All premises (except large wholesale)

$ 0.8608

Large wholesale

$ 0.4815

3.    That the last line in section 3 of Schedule D – Fees, “$0.032957” be replaced with “0.033015”.   

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Motion as Amended, put:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16610 as amended, be read a third time.

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

4.

2014 OPERATING BUDGET

4.1

2014 Operating Budget - City Council Discussions

 

 

 

*Councillor A. Sohi participated by telephone

 

 

Moved T. Caterina – E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the 2014 Operating Budget be approved as follows:

1. Total tax-supported operations with revenues of $2,082,018,000 and expenditures of $2,082,018,000. Tax -supported operations revenue of $2,082,018,000 includes: a) Revenue based on a total property and payment-in-lieu tax levy estimated to be $1,203,565,000 (4% general tax increase and 1.5% for Neighbourhood Renewal)

b) Estimated non-tax revenue of $878,453,000.

2. The Municipal Enterprises operating budget includes:

a) Drainage Design and Construction with revenues of $127,202,000 and expenditures of $126,974,000.

b) Fleet Services with revenues of $193,206,000 and expenditures of $193,206,000.

c) Land Enterprise with revenues of $68,424,000 and expenditures of $63,280,000.

3. Non-cash 2014 budget adjustments for amortization of $327,719,000 and contributed assets of $79,000,000.

 

5.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

5.1

Presentation and Discussion - page 137, Budget Binder

 

 

 

*Councillor A. Sohi participated by telephone

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, R. Smyth, D. Aitken,  
L. Brenneis, K. Block, Fire Chief, H. McRae and
A. Laughlin, Community Services, made presentations and answered Council’s questions.  S. Farbrother, City Manager; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Subsequent Motion 5

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - D. Loken:

 

 

 

Provincial Reinstatement of Safe Communities Initiative Fund

That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Province to request reinstatement of the Safe Communities Initiative Fund for the library programs and REACH programs.

Mayor

Community Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. McKeen

 

 

Subsequent Motion 8

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved A. Knack - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program Service Package – 2015 Operating Budget

That Administration provide a service package for the Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program for ongoing incremental annual funding in the 2015 operating budget.

Community Svcs.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, , A. Knack,
S. McKeen, M. Oshry, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

6.

CORPORATE EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES

6.1

Presentation and Discussion - page 192, Budget Binder

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 8.1 were dealt with together.

T. Burge, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.  L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; S. Farbrother, City Manager; and R. Risling and C. Ward, Financial Services and Utilities, answered Council's questions.

 

7.

CORPORATE SERVICES

7.1

Presentation and Discussion - page 203, Budget Binder

 

 

 

D. H. Edey, General Manager, R. Klatchuk, J. McPherson, C. Moore, A. Jarman, D. Lajeunese, A. Sinclair, City Clerk, and S. Rapanos, Corporate Services, made presentations.  D. H. Edey, General Manager, R. Klatchuk, S. Rapanos,
J. McPherson, C. Moore, D. Lajeunese, and A. Jarman, Corporate Services; S. Farbrothe r, City Manager; and
A. Sinclair, City Clerk, answered Council's questions. 

 

 

Subsequent Motion 2

 

 

Moved A. Knack - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

Budget Books in Open Data Catalogue

That Administration provide a report to Committee, outlining the plan and timeline for having the City's Budget books placed in the Open Data Catalogue.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

Due Date:
Mar. 4, 2014 

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.

FINANCIAL SERVICES AND UTILITIES

8.1

Presentation and Discussion - page 251, Budget Binder

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 8.1 were dealt with together.

 

8.2

Annual Review of Current Planning Reserve Balance and Policy

 

 

 

R. G. Klassen, General Manager, Sustainable Development, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack - D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the December 2, 2013, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_ 698, be received for information.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.3

Fall 2013 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment

 

 

 

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

 

 

Subsequent Motion 7

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - A. Knack:

 

 

 

Assessment, Taxation and Revenue Transfers

That Administration provide a report to Committee that outlines comprehensive information on the following:
1.  The costs for assessment and taxation that the City conducts on behalf of the Province.
2.  The amount charged to the City by the province for linear assessment.
3.  An estimate of the amount of revenues that are transferred to the province on an annual basis.
4.  Any other issues identified as relevant to equity with respect to assessment, taxation and revenue transfers between the Province and the City.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

Due Date:
Mar. 4, 2014 

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

9.

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR OFFICES

9.1

Presentation and Discussion - page 274, Budget Binder

 

 

 

A. Sinclair, City Clerk; and J. McPherson, Corporate Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Subsequent Motion 1

 

 

Moved D. Loken - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Association – Funding for 100th Anniversary Celebration

That the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Association be granted $50,000 to fund the 100th Anniversary Celebration with funding from the 2013 Council Contingency.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

10.

OFFICE OF THE CITY AUDITOR

10.1

Presentation and Discussion - page 279, Budget Binder

 

 

 

D. Wuin, City Auditor, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.  S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

10.2

Office of the City Auditor 2014 Proposed Budget

 

 

 

Item dealt with as part of the budget discussion.

 

11.

OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER

11.1

Presentation and Discussion - page 282, Budget Binder

 

 

 

S. Farbrother, City Manager, and T. Webb and B. Hlus, Office of the City Manager, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.  C. Stasynec, Office of the City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

11.2

Funding and Implementation of the Make Something Edmonton Initiative

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the December 2, 2013, Office of the City Manager report CR_645, be received for information.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

12.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

12.1

Presentation and Discussion - page 299, Budget Binder

 

 

 

R. G. Klassen, General Manager, P. Ohm, W. Trocenko and S. Mackie, Sustainable Development, made a presentation and answered Council's questions. 
S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Subsequent Motion 6

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

Enhancing Property Standards Enforcement

That Administration provide a report to Committee outlining the following:
1.  A business case to increase property standard enforcement by the Community Standards Branch and provide suggestions for funding opportunities.
2.  Identifying the challenges faced with gaining compliance, and possible solutions to address these challenges.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Mar. 3, 2014 

CS
Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Subsequent Motion 9

 

 

Moved T. Caterina - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Demolition of Building - 66th Street and Yellowhead Trail

That Administration provide a report to Committee with respect to the proposed demolition of the unoccupied building at 66th Street and Yellowhead Trail, referred to on page 191 of the 2014 Operating Budget book, and that the $750,000 allocated be held subject to the report to Committee.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date:
Mar. 4, 2014 

Exec.
Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

13.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

13.1

Presentation and Discussion - page 345, Budget Binder

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, C. Stolte, G. Cebryk,
B. Latte, B. Belcourt and W. Mandryk, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered Council's questions. K. Koropeski, Transportation Services;
S. Farbrother, City Manager; L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Subsequent Motion 3

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - M. Oshry:

 

 

 

Amendments to Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G

That Administration provide a report to Committee with recommendations for amendments to the Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G and any other strategies (including any costs) that will address:

1.  Targets for timelines to remove the windrows from arterial roadways and bus routes.

2.  Targets for timelines for snow clearing from school drop off zones and roadways near schools (including the possibility of elevating them to the priority level of arterial and collector roadways).

3.  Full implementation of the recently piloted practice of having skid steers (bobcats) follow plow operations to clear windrows exceeding the 30 centimetre guideline in the Snow and Ice Control Policy, as the roads are plowed.

4.  Options to handle windrows on narrower streets.

5.  Practices undertaken to ensure that  residents are able to access their homes from the roadway, even when front driveways are not present.

6.  An assessment of the costs of enhanced windrow removal and improved access to homes and schools.

7.  Possible parking ban options when completing neighbourhood blading so as to allow for a more efficient process and better communication.

8.  The possibility of re-engaging with the school boards for implementation of a shared program with the school board to improve drop off zones, particularly for refitting drop off zones in older neighbourhoods.

9.  Other operational policy options identified by Administration based on Council and public feedback.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Mar. 5, 2014  

Transportation Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Subsequent Motion 4

 

 

Moved M. Oshry - B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

Neighbourhood Traffic Safety

That Administration provide a report to Committee that outlines the following information on neighbourhood traffic safety:
 
1. What speed control measures have been put in place in neighbourhood streets that have been flagged as a chronic concern?
2.  What new or innovative proposals could be implemented to mitigate the situation in areas that have been flagged as a chronic concern?
3.  What capital work could be put in place to mitigate the situation (including an assessment of costs for such work)?
4.  Include options for permanent enforcement cameras and additional use of speed vans on neighbourhood streets for speed, if possible.
5.  What increased levels of enforcement are possible and appropriate?

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Mar. 5, 2014 

 

Transportation Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Subsequent Motion 10

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Peak Hour Service Implementation

That Administration provide a report to Committee with proposals for implementation of Peak Hour Service to deal with overcrowding issues, the report to be brought in conjunction with the Transit Review.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Mar. 5, 2014 

 

Transportation Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

14.

CIVIC AGENCY PRESENTATIONS - DECEMBER 2, 2013 - 1:30 P.M.

14.1

Edmonton Police Commission - page 405, Budget Binder

 

 

 

*Councillor A. Sohi participated by telephone

 

 

 

S. Sandu, Edmonton Police Commission; and R. Knecht, Edmonton Police Chief, made presentations and answered Council's questions.  P. North and D. Korol, Edmonton Police Service; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

14.2

Edmonton Public Libraries - page 415, Budget Binder

 

 

 

*Councillor A. Sohi participated by telephone

 

 

 

P. Martinez, G. Monai and L. Cook, Edmonton Public Library, made presentations and answered Council's questions.

A handout was provided to Members of Council and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

14.3

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation - page 390, Budget Binder

 

 

 

*Councillor A. Sohi participated by telephone

 

 

 

B. Ferguson, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.  L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and C. Ferguson, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, answered Council's questions.

Council met in private at 4:13 p.m., pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 5:07 p.m.

 

15.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

16.

VOTE ON OPERATING BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND OPERATING MAIN MOTION

 

OP1 - Start Up Edmonton

 

 

Amendment moved B. Anderson - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $300,000 to fund Start Up Edmonton on an ongoing basis, with funding from funding available for City Council (ongoing funding).

Community Svcs.


EEDC

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

OP2 - Community Facilities Partner Capital Grant Program

 

 

Amendment moved B. Anderson - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services, Community Strategies and Development Branch 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $2 million to fund the Community Facilities Partner Capital Grant Program, on an ongoing basis, with funding from funding available for City Council (ongoing funding).

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and L. Brenneis, Community Services; S. Farbrother, City Manager; and
L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Amendment to Amendment moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That "$2 million" be decreased to "$1 million".

 

 

 

In accordance with section 66 of the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300, the largest amount was voted on first.

 

 

Amendment on $2 million, put :

 

 

In Favour:

Lost

 

 

B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Loken, A. Sohi

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

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

 

 

Amendment on $1 million, put :

 

 

 

That the Community Services, Community Strategies and Development Branch 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $1 million to fund the Community Facilities Partner Capital Grant Program, on an ongoing basis, with funding from funding available for City Council (ongoing funding).

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

OP3 - Green Shack Program

 

 

Amendment moved B. Anderson - D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the Community Services, Neighbourhood, Parks and Community Recreation Branch 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $275,000 to fund the Green Shack Program, on an ongoing basis, with funding from funding available for City Council (ongoing funding).

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and H. McRae, Community Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

OP4 - McCauley School Multicultural Centre

 

 

Amendment moved B. Henderson - A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the Community Services, Community Strategies Branch 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $150,000 to fund the McCauley School Multicultural Centre, on an ongoing basis, with funding from funding available for City Council (ongoing funding).

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

OP5 - 2014 - 2018 EFCL Business Plan and Civic Engagement Strategy

 

 

Amendment moved D. Iveson - M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues 2014 Operating Budget be granted $40,000 to fund the 2014-2018 Business Plan and Civic Engagement Strategy on a one-time basis, with funding from 2013 Council Contingency, and that expenditure of such funds to be subject to a report returning to Community Services Committee in January 2014 outlining the terms of reference for the Business Plan and Civic Engagement Strategy.

Community Svcs.


EFCL

 

Due Date:
Jan. 20, 2014 

 

CS
Committee

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services;
S. Farbrother, City Manager; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

OP6 - Demolition of Building

 

 

Amendment moved D. Iveson – D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the Community Services, Project Management and Maintenance Services Branch 2014 Operating Budget be decreased by $750,000 from Demolition of Unoccupied Building, on a one-time basis, to be allocated to funding available for City Council (one-time funding).

 

 

 

M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and A. Laughlin and
L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Amendment to Amendment moved T. Caterina - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That "funding available for City Council (one-time funding)" be replaced with "2014 Council Contingency".

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and A. Laughlin, Community Services; S. Farbrother, City Manager; and
L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Amendment as Amended, put:

 

 

 

That the Community Services, Project Management and Maintenance Services Branch 2014 Operating Budget be decreased by $750,000 from Demolition of Unoccupied Building, on a one-time basis, to be allocated to 2014 Council Contingency.

Withdrawn

 

 

With the unanimous consent of Council, Mayor D. Iveson withdrew his amendment.

 

 

OP7 - WinterCity Implementation Plan

 

 

Amendment moved B. Henderson - D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the Community Services, Community Strategies and Development Branch 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $470,000 to fund the WinterCity Implementation Plan, on an ongoing basis, with funding from funding available for City Council (ongoing funding).

Not Put to Vote

 

Amendment moved S. McKeen – M. Walters:

 

 

 

That "$470,000" be replaced with "$495,000 with funding from $205,000 in ongoing funding and $290,000 in one time funding".

 

 

 

In accordance with section 66 of the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300, the largest amount was voted on first.

 

 

Amendment on $495,000, put:

 

 

 

That Community Services, Community Strategies and Development Branch 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $495,000, to fund the WinterCity Implementation Plan with funding from $205,000 in ongoing funding, and $290,000 in one time funding.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

OP8 - Seniors Homeowners Grant

 

 

Amendment moved A. Sohi - S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Corporate Expenditures and Revenues 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $1.5 million to continue to fund the Seniors Homeowners Grant for low income seniors, on an ongoing basis, with funding from the tax levy.

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
R. Risling, Financial Services and Utilities, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Lost

 

 

B. Anderson, D. Loken, S. McKeen, A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

D. Iveson, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, E. Gibbons,
B. Henderson, A. Knack, M. Nickel, M. Oshry

 

 

OP9 - Edmonton Museums Network and City Museum Development

 

 

Amendment moved B. Henderson - S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Heritage Council 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $250,000 to fund the Edmonton Museums Network and City Museum Development on a one-time basis, with funding from $210,000 in funding available for City Council (one-time funding), and $40,000 from 2013 Council Contingency.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

OP10 – Decrease in Line Item for Ongoing Funding

 

 

Amendment moved D. Iveson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the amount available for City Council in the 2014 Operating Budget, be decreased by $1.157 million from the line item for ongoing funding available for City Council, on an ongoing basis, and to be allocated to the tax levy.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

OP11 - 2014 Operating Budget Percentage Decrease

 

 

Amendment moved M. Nickel - B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the proposed 2014 Operating Budget be decreased by 1.2 percentage points, while maintaining or increasing the current level of front line service provided to City residents, and further that this be achieved through internal efficiencies, including but not limited to:

·         cross departmental/branch training for a more cohesive provision of service to Edmontonians

·         a hiring freeze to take place on January 1, 2014, excluding all positions currently advertised as of December 4, 2013, and excluding all necessary front line staff who deal directly with the public on a day to day basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

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

 

 

OP12 – Off Peak Hour Service

 

 

Amendment moved A. Sohi - D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the Transportation Services, Edmonton Transit Branch 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $913,000 (not annualized) to fund Off Peak Hour Service, on an ongoing basis, with funding from the tax levy.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

 

C. Stolte and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons,
B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Nickel, M. Oshry,
A. Sohi, M. Walters

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen

 

 

OP13 - Peak Hour Service

 

 

Amendment moved A. Sohi – D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the Transportation Services, Edmonton Transit Branch 2014 Operating Budget be increased by $1.6 million to fund Peak Hour Service, on an ongoing basis, with funding from the tax levy.

Withdrawn

 

 

With the unanimous consent of Council, Councillor A. Sohi withdrew his amendment.

 

 

OP14 - Transportation Budget Decrease

 

 

Amendment moved A. Sohi - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the Transportation Services, Edmonton Transit Branch 2014 Operating Budget be decreased by $500,000 from the North LRT Extension on a one-time basis and be allocated to one-time funding.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

OP15 – Corporate Expenditures Decrease

 

 

Amendment moved D. Iveson - A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the Corporate Expenditures be decreased by $5.5 million from Strategies to Reduce the Tax Levy Requirement by 0.48%, on an ongoing basis, through focusing on further budget reductions that will not adversely impact front-line services through approaches such as increasing vacancy discounting for staff or revised revenues such as higher than anticipated assessment.  The way Administration achieves this, as well as any associated risks, should be reported to Council prior to setting the mill rate for 2014.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date:
To Be Determined

 

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

P. North, Edmonton Police Service, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, D. Loken, A. Sohi

 

 

2014 Operating Main Budget Motion

 

 

Motion as Amended, put:

 

 

 

That the 2014 Operating Budget, be approved as follows:

1. Total tax-supported operations with revenues of $2,075,778,000 and expenditures of $2,075,778,000. Tax -supported operations revenue of $2,075,778,000 includes:

a) Revenue based on a total property and payment-in-lieu tax levy estimated to be $1,196,908,000 (3.4% general tax increase and 1.5% for Neighbourhood Renewal)
b) Estimated non-tax revenue of $878,870,000.

2. The Municipal Enterprises operating budget includes:

a) Drainage Design and Construction with revenues of $127,202,000 and
expenditures of $126,974,000.
b) Fleet Services with revenues of $193,206,000 and expenditures of $193,206,000.
c) Land Enterprise with revenues of $68,424,000 and expenditures of $63,280,000.

3. Non-cash 2014 budget adjustments for amortization of $327,719,000 and contributed assets of $79,000,000.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

17.

BYLAWS

17.1

Bylaw 16520 - A Bylaw to Amend the Fee Schedule in the Business Licence Bylaw 13138

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16520 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16520 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16520 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16520 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

17.2

Bylaw 16519 - A Bylaw to Amend the Fee Schedule in the Vehicle For Hire Bylaw 14700

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16519 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16519 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16519 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16519 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

17.3

Bylaw 16517 - A Bylaw to Amend the Fee Schedule in the Safety Codes Permit Bylaw 15894

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16517 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16517 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16517 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16517 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

17.4

Bylaw 16652 - The City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services Bylaw 16652 - Amendment No. 2

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16652 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16652 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16652 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16652 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

18

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

18.1

Municipal Support of Advocacy Work (B. Henderson)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson stated that at the December 11, 2013, City Council meeting, he will move a motion regarding City Council's endorsement of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities "Fixing Canada's Housing Crunch" campaign.

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
S. Farbrother, City Manager, made a presentation.
 

 

18.2

December 16, 2013, Agenda Review Committee Meeting
(A. Sohi)

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi requested permission to make a Motion without Customary Notice to move the December 16, 2013, Agenda Review Committee meeting.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina – A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Councillor A. Sohi be allowed to make a Motion without Customary Notice to move the December 16, 2013, Agenda Review Committee meeting to January 13, 2014.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved A. Sohi – D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the December 16, 2013, Agenda Review Committee meeting be moved to January 13, 2014.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

19

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:51 p.m., December 5, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk