EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


September 2, 2014  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, M. Walters
L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager
M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk
N. Rajan, 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

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

3.1        Use of Third-Party Apps by the Public and

             Vehicle-for-Hire Drivers (D. Iveson)                                                 3

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Belgravia McKernan Area Redevelopment Plan

             Neighbourhood Infill Community Consultation                           4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Downtown Business Association 2013 Annual Report

             and Audited Financial Statements                                                  4

6.2        French Quarter Business Association 2013 Annual

             Report and Audited Financial Statements                                    4

6.3        Fort Road Business Association 2013 Annual Report

             and Audited Financial Statements                                                  5

6.4        Chinatown Plan                                                                                   5

6.5        New Development Consultation and Disclosure of

             Plans                                                                                                       6

6.6        Future Sustainability of the Principles and

             Assets of Live Local Alberta                                                             6

6.7        Notice of Intention to Designate the Crawford

             Block as a Municipal Historic Resource                                        7

6.8        Amendments to Policy C468 - Policy to Govern the

             Use of Funds from the Sale of Surplus School

             Sites                                                                                                         7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           8

8.1        Purchase of Land - Natural Areas                                                   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

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the September 2, 2014, Executive Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Addition:

6.6       Future Sustainability of the Principles and Assets of
            Live Local Alberta

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the August 19, 2014, Executive Committee meeting minutes be adopted with a change to the "Also in Attendance" section to note the other Members of Council who were also in attendance at the August 19, 2014, Executive Committee meeting.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

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, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 and, 6.8.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Use of Third-Party Apps by the Public and Vehicle-for-Hire Drivers (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

1.  What are the current Vehicle-for-Hire regulations that would apply to those wishing to use technologies such as Uber - either as drivers or as passengers - within Edmonton?

2.  Is Administration aware of use of Uber and/or other electronic dispatch systems in comparable Canadian cities, and if so what has been their experience? 

3.  What are our reasons for regulating the Vehicle-for-Hire industry in the way we do?

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2015

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Belgravia McKernan Area Redevelopment Plan Neighbourhood Infill Community Consultation

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 12, 2014, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Nov. 12, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Downtown Business Association 2013 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements

 

 

 

J. Taylor, Executive Director, Downtown Business Association, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the September 2, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1527, be received for information

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

6.2

French Quarter Business Association 2013 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements

 

 

 

J. Johnson, Executive Director, French Quarter Business Association, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the September 2, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1528, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

6.3

Fort Road Business Association 2013 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements

 

 

 

D. Fuhlendorf, Fort Road Business Association, made a presentation, and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the September 2, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1529, be received for information

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

6.4

Chinatown Plan

 

 

 

P. Ohm, Sustainable Development, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  W. Trocenko, Sustainable Development; and H. McRae, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Chinatown Plan Phases 1, 2 and 3A Service Package

That Administration prepare a service package for phases 1, 2 and 3A of the Chinatown Plan, as set out in Attachment 1 of the September 2, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1279, for Council's consideration during the 2015 Operating Budget deliberations.

 

Sustainable Dev. 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

Due Date: Nov. 26, 2014  City Council Budget

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

6.5

New Development Consultation and Disclosure of Plans

 

 

 

S. Mackie and K. Petrin, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Accessibility of Information  on Approved Neighbourhood Plans for Prospective Home Purchasers

That Administration provide a report with an update on work with Urban Development Institute, Canadian Home Builders Association, and the Edmonton Real Estate Board to inform prospective home purchasers on approved neighbourhood plans, and an update on efforts to improve the accessibility of the information to all citizens.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

6.6

Future Sustainability of the Principles and Assets of Live Local Alberta

 

 

 

W. Trocenko and P. Ross, Sustainable Development, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.  
J. Cumming, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce; and
D. Kane, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Strategy to Support and Market Local Entrepreneurial Capacity and Independent Businesses

That Administration work with Council's Economic Development Initiative (Councillor Oshry, Council Appointee), Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce to transition the Live Local brand, and develop a strategy that would grow local entrepreneurial capacity and further support and market the value of local independent business, and provide a report with an update to Executive Committee in the second quarter of 2015. 

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Second Quarter 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

6.7

Notice of Intention to Designate the Crawford Block as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That a Notice of Intention to Designate a Municipal Historic Resource, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the September 2, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1534, be served on the owners of the property occupied by the Crawford Block, located at 8222 Gateway Boulevard NW in accordance with Section 26 of the Alberta Historical Resources Act RSA 2000.

2.  That funding of up to $166,782.84 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.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

6.8

Amendments to Policy C468 - Policy to Govern the Use of Funds from the Sale of Surplus School Sites

 

 

 

G. Pearsell, Sustainable Development, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. W. Trocenko and P. Ohm, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

That the first paragraph of the policy statement of Policy C468 - Policy to Govern the Use of Funds from the Sale of Surplus School Sites, be replaced with the following:

"Residual Funds received from any sale of a surplus school site will be credited to the Funds in Lieu Reserve Account for use by Sustainable Development, in consultation with the affected neighbourhood and other neighbourhoods within the larger plan area through the Capital Priorities Plan."

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Purchase of Land - Natural Areas

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

1.  That the purchase of land, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the September 2, 2014, Sustainable Development report CR_1482, be approved.

 2. That the September 2, 2014 Sustainable Development report CR_1482 remain private pursuant to sections 16 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson asked whether there were any Notices of Motions. There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk