CITY COUNCIL

 

MINUTES


March 21/22/23, 2018  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, *B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton,
*B. Henderson, A. Knack, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters

*Participated by phone for a portion of the meeting.

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

L. Cochrane, City Manager
L. Sahli, City Clerk
D. Beaudry, Deputy City Clerk
D. Siebold, 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        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                                         2

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

4.1        Valley Line West LRT - Crossing Assessments and

             Concept Plan Amendments                                                              3

4.2        Metro Line LRT (NAIT to Blatchford) - Crossing

             Assessments and Concept Plan                                                     8

4.3        West Edmonton Valley Line Estimates                                          9

4.4        Sponsorship Agreement Termination                                           9

5.          PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE                                                          13

6.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

               NOTICE                                                                                              13

6.1        LRT Station Security (M. Walters)                                                 13

7.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                13

 

 

 

 

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Action

 

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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 J. Dziadyk - A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the March 21, 2018, City Council meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack,
S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters

 

1.3

Protocol Items

 

 

Ambassador Peteris Ustubs (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, welcomed His Excellency, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada, Peteris Ustubs. Ambassador Ustubs began his posting as the European Union’s top diplomat in Canada in September 2017. Prior to his arrival in Ottawa, he served as Americas Senior Advisor in the Cabinet of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

All items were selected for debate.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak outside of the speakers registered for the non-statutory public hearing on items 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

REPORTS

4.1

Valley Line West LRT - Crossing Assessments and Concept Plan Amendments

 

 

 

Items 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 were dealt with together.

Mayor D. Iveson explained the non-statutory public hearing process.

A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, B. Smid, and N. Alampi, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation.

R. Nash, D. Colwell, P. Kobewka, P. Doell, and I. Blain, West Jasper/Sherwood Community League; R.  Lutz;
L. Maslesa, Summit Dental Clinic; J. Chia, MacLab Properties Group; J. Koopmans; C. Vanderlaan, Summit Village Housing Co-op; N. Carey; M. Switzer; S. Maw;
A. Rogerville, Lessard Community League; J. Post, Glenwood Community League; S. MacLean, MacEwan University; and N. Stephens made presentations. R. Nash, D. Colwell, and I. Blain, West Jasper/Sherwood Community League; R.  Lutz; L. Maslesa, Summit Dental Clinic;
J. Chia, MacLab Properties Group; N. Carey; S. Maw;
A. Rogerville, Lessard Community League; J. Post, Glenwood Community League; S. MacLean, MacEwan University; and N. Stephens answered Council’s questions.

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

H. Malaryk; B. Pahal, Western Cycle; R Brinton; E. Marsh, Canabra Corp. Ltd.; C. Truong, RioCan REIT; S. Lakey; 
C. Fehr; F. Porter, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; B. Robertson; W. Antoniuk and B. Finley, Old Glenora Conservation Association; D. Matheson;
C. Lefebvre; D. Hayes; T. Shute; E. Dale; and N. Shea made presentations. H. Malaryk; C. Truong, RioCan REIT; F. Porter, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues;
B. Robertson; B. Finley, Old Glenora Conservation Association; D. Matheson; and C. Lefebvre answered Council’s questions.

A handout provided by W. Antoniuk and B. Finley was distributed to Members of Council and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

K. Duke; N. Kilmartin, Kennedy/Triple Five Group;
D. Densmore, Crestwood Community League; J. Van Popta; M. Tully; B. Hopchin; B. Kwasitza; B. Eremenko;
S. Kheraj, Inhouse by Beaverbrook; H. Vriend; and
H. Edgar, Edgar Development, made presentations.
K. Duke; N. Kilmartin, Kennedy/Triple Five Group; J. Van Popta; M. Tully; B. Kwasitza; B. Eremenko; H. Vriend; and M. Huberman, RioCan REIT, answered Council’s questions.

A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, and B. Smid, Integrated Infrastructure Services; P. Ohm, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and G. Boston, City Operations, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Knack - S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

  1. That the following amendments to the West LRT Concept Plan: Lewis Estates to Downtown, as outlined in Attachment 7 of the March 21, 2018, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_5165, be approved:
    1. Lewis Farms LRT terminus site, 87 Avenue/West of Anthony Henday Drive: Adjust location of LRT Stop and LRV storage facility, increase size of Park and Ride facility to approximately 900 stalls.
    2. Jasper Place Transit Centre: Maintain existing transit centre location west of 156 Street.
    3. 104 Avenue LRT sidetrack, 109 Street to 111 Street: Relocate sidetrack to the median of 104 Avenue, between 109 and 111 Street.

2.    That the following amendments to the West LRT Concept Plan: Lewis Estates to Downtown, be approved:

a.    87 Avenue/178 Street: That the grade separation, elevated LRT guideway over 178 Street, be along the median of 87 Avenue.

b.    Stony Plain Road, 155 Street to 156 Street; 156 Street, Stony Plain Road to 99 Avenue; and 156 LRT Stop:

                                          i.    At-grade track alignment with a 90-degree turn from Stony Plain Road to the west side of 156 Street, transitioning back to the center of 156 Street at 99 Avenue, and

                                        ii.    Relocate 156 Street LRT Stop to the west side of 156 Street, south of 100a Avenue.

c.    Stony Plain Road/149 Street: That the LRT alignment along Stony Plain Road between 149 and 156 Streets remains at grade but that the configuration of the alignment be determined through ongoing design.

3.     

a.    That Administration review the 124 Street configuration and consider options to optimize the station location and roadway alignment, and engage adjacent property owners.

b.    That Administration provide a report on any threat to heritage homes and trees during construction of west LRT, with options and estimated costs to save or, if necessary, relocate the trees within the same neighbourhood.

c.    That Administration report back to Council on negotiations with MacEwan University on its concerns around impacts of west LRT, including north/south active transportation crossing at 110 Street and 104 Avenue.

d.    That Administration report to Council on mitigation plans to prevent shortcutting through communities along the line (e.g. Westmount along 127 street) caused by west LRT's changes to the road network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendment moved T. Cartmell – T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the following be added to part 3:

 

e. That Administration explore park and ride opportunities at all stations between 142 Street and Lewis Farms.

 

 

For the Amendment:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, S. Hamilton, A. Knack, S. McKeen, A. Paquette

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

J. Dziadyk

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Esslinger, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendment moved S. McKeen - M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That part 1. c. be deleted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack,
S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendment moved S. Hamilton - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That section 2. c. be replaced and part 2. d. be added as follows:

c.    That the LRT crossing at Stony Plain Road and 149th Street remain at grade but that the configuration of the alignment be determined through ongoing design.

d.    That the LRT alignment along Stony Plain Road between 149 and 156 streets remain at grade but that the configuration of the  alignment be determined through ongoing design.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack,
S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion as Amended, put:

 

 

 

1.    That the following amendments to the West LRT Concept Plan: Lewis Estates to Downtown, as outlined in Attachment 7 of the March 21, 2018, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_5165, be approved:

a.    Lewis Farms LRT terminus site, 87 Avenue/West of Anthony Henday Drive: Adjust location of LRT Stop and LRV storage facility, increase size of Park and Ride facility to approximately 900 stalls.

b.    Jasper Place Transit Centre: Maintain existing transit centre location west of 156 Street.

2.    That the following amendments to the West LRT Concept Plan: Lewis Estates to Downtown, be approved:

a.    87 Avenue/178 Street: That the grade separation, elevated LRT guideway over 178 Street, be along the median of 87 Avenue.

b.    Stony Plain Road, 155 Street to 156 Street; 156 Street, Stony Plain Road to 99 Avenue; and 156 LRT Stop:

                           i.   At-grade track alignment with a 90-degree turn from Stony Plain Road to the west side of 156 Street, transitioning back to the center of 156 Street at 99 Avenue, and

                          ii.   Relocate 156 Street LRT Stop to the west side of 156 Street, south of 100a Avenue.

c.    That the LRT crossing at Stony Plain Road and 149th Street remain at grade but that the configuration of the alignment be determined through ongoing design.

d.    That the LRT alignment along Stony Plain Road between 149 and 156 streets remain at grade but that the configuration of the  alignment be determined through ongoing design.

3.     

a.    That Administration review the 124 Street configuration and consider options to optimize the station location and roadway alignment, and engage adjacent property owners.

b.    Valley Line West LRT – Impact on Heritage Homes and Trees

That Administration provide a report on any threat to heritage homes and trees during construction of west LRT, with options and estimated costs to save or, if necessary, relocate the trees within the same neighbourhood.

c.    Valley Line West LRT – Impact on MacEwan University

That Administration report back to Council on negotiations with MacEwan University on its concerns around impacts of the west LRT, including north/south active transportation crossing at 110 Street and 104 Avenue.

d.    Valley Line West LRT – Shortcutting Mitigation

That Administration report to Council on mitigation plans to prevent shortcutting through communities along the line (e.g. Westmount along 127 street) caused by west LRT's changes to the road network.

e.    That Administration explore public and private park and ride opportunities at all stations between 142 Street and Lewis Farms.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 18, 2018 Exec.
Committee

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 26, 2018

 

 

City Ops.

Due by:
Jun. 26, 2018

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack, S. McKeen,
A. Paquette, M. Walters

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

J. Dziadyk, M. Nickel

 

 

Moved A. Knack - M. Walters:

 

 

 

Stony Plain Road One-Way Traffic Option

That Administration provide a report on the engagement and analysis of the one-way option presented by the Stony Plain Road Business Improvement Area.

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 18, 2018 Exec.
Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack,
S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters

 

4.2

Metro Line LRT (NAIT to Blatchford) - Crossing Assessments and Concept Plan

 

 

 

Items 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger - S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Metro Line Crossing at 111 Avenue

That Administration evaluate and provide options to address higher traffic volumes at the Metro Line crossing at 111 Avenue and report back to Council.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 26, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack,
S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters

 

4.3

West Edmonton Valley Line Estimates

 

 

 

Items 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Knack - M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the March 21, 2018, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_5610, be received for information.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack,
S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters

 

4.4

Sponsorship Agreement Termination

 

 

 


Moved T. Caterina - M. Nickel (Made at the March 20, 2018, City Council meeting):

That the agreement remain unsigned and that Administration bring the agreement back to Council for consideration after the Request for Proposal has been concluded along with results of the submissions, and that Administration include proposals for the coliseum in the Request for Proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina - B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Council meet in private pursuant to sections 24 (Advice from officials) and 27 (Privileged information) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack,
S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters

 

 

 

 

Council met in private at 1:38 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018.

In Attendance:

·         D. Iveson (Mayor)

·         M. Banga (Councillor)

·         T. Cartmell (Councillor)

·         T. Caterina (Councillor)

·         J. Dziadyk (Councillor)

·         B. Esslinger (Councillor)

·         S. Hamilton (Councillor)

·         B. Henderson (Councillor)

·         Knack (Councillor)

·         S. McKeen (Councillor)

·         M. Nickel (Councillor)

·         Paquette (Councillor)

·         M. Walters (Councillor)

·         L. Cochrane, City Manager

·         L. Sahli, City Clerk

·         D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk

·         T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services

·         L. McCarthy, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development

·         R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Regional Economic Development

·         A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services

·         C. Campbell, Deputy City Manager, Communications and Engagement

·         A. Jarman, Financial and Corporate Services (Legal Advisor)

·         N. Jacbosen, Financial and Corporate Services (Legal Advisor)

·         L. Brenneis, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development (Subject matter expert)

·         R. Daviss, Financial and Corporate Services (Subject matter expert)

·         R. Kits, Financial and Corporate Services (Subject matter expert)

·         C. Hodgson, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development (Subject matter expert)

·         A. Giesbrecht, Office of the City Manager (Subject matter expert)

·         C. Dyke, Communications and Engagement (Communications advisor)

·         R. Kelly, Office of the Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina - A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That Council meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack,
S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters

 

 

 

 

Council met in public at 3:07 p.m.

L. Cochrane, City Manager; L. McCarthy, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; R. Daviss, Financial and Corporate Services; A. Jarman, Financial and Corporate Services (Law);
A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services; and T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services, answered Council's questions.

With the unanimous consent of Council, Councillor
T. Caterina withdrew his motion on the floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina - A. Paquette:

 

 

 

  1. That Administration conduct a submission/evaluation process (e.g. offering or other appropriate mechanism) for proposals to repurpose the Coliseum building and remaining lands north of 118 Avenue, with the process stating that proposals must not consider any advocacy or financial support from the City of Edmonton.

b.    That Administration bring to Council a summary of the proposal(s) received which satisfy the condition above, after the submissions process has been concluded and that the report include a list of all ideas previously submitted to Administration related to repurposing the Coliseum indicating any financial support required from the City and amount, if known.

c.    That the Sponsorship Agreement Termination Agreement as outlined in Attachment 2 of the March 20, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services Report CR_5777, remain unsigned by the City Manager pending further direction from City Council.

d.    That Administration return to City Council with an update on the status of the Sponsorship Agreement Termination Agreement at such times as parts (a) and (b) above are satisfied.

 

 

In Favour:

Lost

 

 

M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, M. Nickel, A. Paquette

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson,
A. Knack, S. McKeen, M. Walters

 

 

Moved S. McKeen - M. Walters:

 

 

 

That that City Manager be authorized to sign the Sponsorship Agreement Termination Agreement as presented in Attachment 2 of the March 20, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services Report CR_5777.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

Office of the City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, T. Cartmell, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger,
S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack, S. McKeen,
M. Walters

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

M. Banga, T. Caterina, M. Nickel, A. Paquette

 

5.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

6.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

6.1

LRT Station Security (M. Walters)

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he would move the following:

That Administration provide a report on the following:

1.    Recent crime data, crime maps, or reports of any criminal activity that has recently occured in and around LRT stations.

2.    A review of the most recent Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) plans or other studies conducted in and around LRT stations.

3.    Identification of any other plans or program undertaken by ETS and EPS to support public safety in and around LRT stations.

4.    Identify any potential safety improvements in and around LRT stations and the approximate costs as well as a possible source of funding, either operating or capital, for these improvements.

·         Notice of Motion Given: March 23, 2018

 

7.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk