URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


November 23, 2016  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Knack, *B. Henderson, **D. Iveson, D. Loken, *M. Nickel, ***M. Banga

*Participated by telephone.

**Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committee Bylaw 12300

***M. Banga was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 151(1), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, *B. Esslinger, E. Gibbons, S. McKeen
L. Cochrane, City Manager
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk

   *Participated by telephone.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

3.1        Pedestrian Safety Features (B. Anderson)                                   3

3.2        Photo Radar Reserve Funds (B. Anderson)                                4

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

             REPORTS RE-ROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA

             REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                         4

             Winter Design Policy and Guidelines                                             4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        River Valley Alliance Project List                                                     4

5.2        North shore west of the Walterdale Bridge and

             Touch the Water                                                                                   5

5.3        Traffic Signal - 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail

             at 122 Avenue                                                                                       5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Community Traffic Management Policy - Guiding

             Principles                                                                                               5

6.2        Notice of Intention to Designate the Queen Elizabeth II   Planetarium as a Municipal Historic Resource                           6

6.3        Notice of Intention to Designate the Calder

             Cenotaph as a Municipal Historic Resource                                7

6.4        LRT Right-of-Way Land Acquisition                                              7

6.5        Warehouse Campus Neighbourhood Central Park                   8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           8

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   8

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  8

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Knack called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the November 23, 2016, Urban Planning Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the November 2, 2016, Urban Planning Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.4, and 6.5.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

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

6.1  Community Traffic Management Policy – Guiding Principles

·         S. Sobon, Ad hoc City Wide Group – Transportation

·         D. Densmore, Crestwood Community League

6.4  LRT Right-of-Way Land Acquisition

·         C. Nicholas

·         J. Agrios, MLC group

·         B. Armstrong, Urban Development Institute, Edmonton Region

6.5  Warehouse Campus Neighbourhood Central Park      

·         R. Noce, Miller Thomson LLP, for Obam Properties Ltd.

·         B. Klassen, Obam Properties Ltd.

·         R. McCulloch

·         C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

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

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

G. Cebryk, City Operations; R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Sustainable Development; and S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

3.1

Pedestrian Safety Features (B. Anderson)

 

 

 

Would Administration provide the following information:

1.    How many sites on collector and arterial roads have already qualified based on pedestrian counts and traffic volume, for the installation of pedestrian activated lights and amber flashers?

2.    How many installations are done on an annual basis?  What is the total value available in the current budget?

3.    Do these pedestrian safety features qualify for the use of photo radar funds?

4.    What additional funds are necessary to install 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% of the qualified sites annually?

City Operations

Due by:
Feb. 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

3.2

Photo Radar Reserve Funds (B. Anderson)

 

 

 

Would Administration please provide a report indicating the following:

a)    The unspent amount in the Photo Radar Reserve.

b)    Any amounts still planned to be spent as part of the 2016 budget.

c)    Itemized amounts planned to be spent as part of the 2017 budget.

City Operations

Due by:
Feb. 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE
REPORTS RE-ROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

4.1

Winter Design Policy and Guidelines

 

 

 

Postponed to: December 7, 2016, Urban Planning Committee meeting

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

River Valley Alliance Project List

 

 

L. Cochrane, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of First Quarter 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
First Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

5.2

North shore west of the Walterdale Bridge and Touch the Water

 

 

L. Cochrane, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of First Quarter 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
First Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

5.3

Traffic Signal - 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail at 122 Avenue

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of December 7, 2016, be approved.

 

City Operations

Due by:
Dec. 7, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Community Traffic Management Policy - Guiding Principles

 

 

 

A. Jones, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

S. Sobon, Ad Hoc City Wide Group - Transportation; and
D. Densmore, Crestwood Community League, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.
A handout provided by S. Sobon was provided to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

A. Jones, P. Ohm, and R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Sustainable Development; and G. Cebryk, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the November 23, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_4135, be received for information.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Banga, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

Public Engagement on Residential Speed Limits

That Administration provide a report on the results of the public engagement on slower speed limits within residential communities.

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
Second Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Banga, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

6.2

Notice of Intention to Designate the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That a Notice of Intention to Designate a Municipal Historic Resource, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 23, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_4038, be served on the owners of the property occupied by the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium, located at 13831 – 114 Avenue NW in accordance with Section 26 of the Alberta Historical Resources Act, RSA 2000.
  2. That funding of up to $600,000 for this project be provided from the Heritage Resources Reserve.
  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

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

6.3

Notice of Intention to Designate the Calder Cenotaph as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That a Notice of Intention to Designate a Municipal Historic Resource, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 23, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_4069, be served on the owners of the property located at 12963 – 120 Street NW in accordance with Section 26 of the Alberta Historical Resources Act, RSA 2000.
  2. That funding of up to $18,250 for this project be provided from the Heritage Resources Reserve.
  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

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

6.4

LRT Right-of-Way Land Acquisition

 

 

 

R. Toohey, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

B. Armstrong, Urban Development Institute, Edmonton Region; J. Agrios, MLC Group; and C. Nicholas, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

P. Ohm, R. Toohey, and R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Sustainable Development; and J. Johnson, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

LRT Right-of-Way Cost and Risk Sharing

That Administration continue to require dedication of LRT right of way at the time of subdivision as authorized by the Municipal Government Act, and pursue a mechanism for cost and risk sharing, as outlined in Option 3 of the November 23, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_3974, and provide a report to Committee.

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
First Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

6.5

Warehouse Campus Neighbourhood Central Park

 

 

 

R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

R. Noce, Miller Thomson LLP for Obam Properties Ltd., answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the November 23, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_4136, be postponed to the February 15, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting.

Sustainable Dev.

Postponed to:
Feb. 15, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor A. Knack asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:14 p.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk