CITY COUNCIL

 

MINUTES


February 29, 2012  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. Farbrother, City Manager
M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk
L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                             2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           3

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                                                                              4

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

2.4        Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate                                      4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

5.1        Police Fleet Maintenance                                                                  4

5.2        Taxi Operating Hours and Rule Enforcement                              4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Potential Code of Conduct for Council and

             Standing Committee Members                                                         5

6.2        Fire Hydrant Service Agreement                                                     5

6.3        Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program - Festival Operating Grant

             Recommendations                                                                              6

6.4        Global Cities Covenant on Climate - Invitation

             for the City of Edmonton to Join                                                      6

6.5        Development of Future Community Park Sites                           6

6.6        New Central Arts District - Proposed Performing

             Arts Centre                                                                                             7

6.7        Changes to Council Calendar                                                          7

6.8        Intergovernmental Agenda Items - Verbal report                        8

7.          BYLAWS                                                                                              10

7.1        Bylaw 15875 - 2011 General Repealing Bylaw                          10

7.2        Bylaw 15659 - LRT Governance Board Bylaw                          10

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         12

8.1        CSU 52 Bargaining Update                                                            12

8.2        Yellowhead Trail Stage 1 Improvements - Project

             Status Update                                                                                     13

8.3        Program Update - Verbal report                                                    13

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      14

9.1        Transit Smart Fare System (D. Iveson)                                        14

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                15

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel called the meeting to order at 9:34 a.m.

Pastor K. Taylor , Beulah Alliance Church, led the assembly in prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the February 29, 2012, City Council meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

*6.5  Development of Future Community Park Sites

*6.6  New Central Arts District – Proposed Performing Arts Centre

*6.7  Changes to Council Calendar

*7.2  Bylaw 15659 – LRT Governance Board Bylaw

*8.1  CSU 52 Bargaining Update - PRIVATE

*8.2  Yellowhead Trail Stage 1 Improvement – Project Status Update – PRIVATE

*8.3   Program Update – Verbal report – PRIVATE

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Krushell, L. Sloan,
T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the following meeting minutes be adopted:

·        February 13, 2012, City Council Public Hearing

·        February 15, 2012, City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Krushell, L. Sloan,
T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

International City/County Manager Association (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, recognized
S. Farbrother, City Manager, for being named President Elect of the International City County Manager Association for a one year term.  This is the Association's 100th year and has nearly 9000 members from more than 60 countries. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consulting Engineers of Alberta Award (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, recognized the North LRT to NAIT project team for receiving the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Award for its collaborative approach to building the Station Lands Tunnel Cavity. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fraud Prevention Month (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, recognized March as Fraud Prevention Month, presented Superintendent B. Hassel, Edmonton Police Service, with a Proclamation and complimented the Edmonton Police Service on its innovative work to prevent fraud.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate:  5.2, 6.1, 6.3, 6.8, 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved T. Caterina - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That item 8.1 CSU 52 Bargaining Update be made time specific at 11:30 a.m. 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.4

Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate

 

 

 

See item 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Police Fleet Maintenance

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 18, 2012, be approved.

 

Police Commission

 

Due Date: Apr. 18, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Taxi Operating Hours and Rule Enforcement

 

 

 

M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That item 5.2 Taxi Operating Hours and Rule Enforcement report be rerouted to the March 21, 2012, Executive Committee meeting.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Mar. 21, 2012

 

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Potential Code of Conduct for Council and Standing Committee Members

 

 

 

A. Kaplan, Corporate Services (Law); and D. H. Edey, General Manager, Corporate Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

Development of a Code of Conduct for Members of Council

That the February 13, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COC031, be referred to Administration to return to Executive Committee with recommendations for the development of a Code of Conduct for Members of Council, including recommendations to establish a special Committee of Council for this purpose.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 23, 2012

 

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Fire Hydrant Service Agreement

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - J. Batty:

 

 

 

1. That the February 21, 2012, Community Services Committee report 2012CSF002 be referred to the April 3, 2012, Utility Committee for review and approval, if deemed appropriate by Committee.

Fire Hydrant Service Agreement - Summary of Responses to Questions

2. That Administration work with EPCOR to provide a summary of the answers to the questions that were raised at the February 21, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting, and return to the April 3, 2012, Utility Committee

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Apr. 3, 2012

 

Utility Committee

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment Program - Festival Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

 

S. Williams, Edmonton Arts Council, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Diotte - K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the recommendations for Festival Operating Grants, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the February 21, 2012, Edmonton Arts Council report 2012EAC002, be approved.

Arts Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Global Cities Covenant on Climate - Invitation for the City of Edmonton to Join

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the Mayor sign the Global Cities Covenant on Climate Change as outlined in Attachment 1 of the February 22, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SPE109.

Mayor

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Development of Future Community Park Sites

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - J. Batty:

 

 

 

Community Park Site Application Processes

That Administration:

• outline potential processes to expedite Park Site applications, including those community park site applications that are currently submitted to Administration, or working with Administration

• examine the impact of surplus school sites as an inhibitor to park growth due to the City not finalizing site design

• work with the School Boards to develop protocols for dealing with Park Sites

and provide a report to Community Services Committee.

Sustainable Dev.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 22, 2012

 

CS Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

New Central Arts District - Proposed Performing Arts Centre

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - J. Batty:

 

 

 

Arts Visioning Committee Business Case

1. That Administration work with the Arts Visioning Committee, and affected stakeholders, and provide a report to Executive Committee outlining a business case.

2. That the Sustainable Development 2012 Operating Budget be increased by $100,000 on a one time basis, with funding from 2012 Council Contingency, to assist in the creation of a business case.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date:

May 23, 2012

 

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

6.7

Changes to Council Calendar

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - J. Batty:

 

 

 

1. That the May 29, 2012, Non-Regular City Council meeting be cancelled.

2. That the April 26, 2012, Contaminated Gas Stations Task Force meeting be cancelled.

3. That the April 17, 2012, Non-Regular City Council meeting be rescheduled to April 26, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., for the purpose of discussing the Integration of the Ways and approving the City of Edmonton 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements.

4. That the April 16, 2012, Audit Committee meeting be rescheduled to April 23, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and that the April 23, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting Orders of the Day be changed to 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

5. That a Special City Council meeting be held on April 12, 2012, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., in the Councillors’ Boardroom, for the 2011 performance evaluations of the City Manager and City Auditor and other related matters.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.8

Intergovernmental Agenda Items - Verbal report

 

 

 

Councillor D. Loken provided a verbal update on Edmonton Salutes.

Councillors K. Leibovici and B. Henderson provided verbal updates on Federation of Canadian Municipalities.  A handout was distributed to members of Council and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

Councillor J. Batty provided verbal updates on River Valley Alliance and Canadian Capital Cities Organization.  S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered Council's questions.


Councillor B. Anderson provided a verbal update on Recreation.

Councillor E. Gibbons provided verbal updates on Alberta's Industrial Heartland Assocation, Capital Region Board, Edmonton Northlands and Economic Development and answered Council's questions.  A handout was distributed to members of Council and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

Councillor K. Krushell provided verbal updates on Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Traffic Safety and answered Council's questions.  A handout was distributed to members of Council and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

Councillor L. Sloan provided verbal updates on Seniors and Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.  K. Fung, Corporate Services (Law), answered Council's questions.

Councillor B. Henderson provided verbal updates on Capital Region Waste Minimization Advisory Committee, Inter-City Forum on Social Policy, Arts and Culture (festivals/facilities/films) and Public Involvement in the Planning and Development Process.

Councillor T. Caterina provided verbal updates on Transforming Edmonton, Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association and Community Sustainability.

Councillor D. Iveson provided verbal updates on Capital Region Board, Environment, Youth Initiatives/Next Gen and City of Learners.

M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the Verbal report provided on the Intergovernmental Items be received for information and the following direction be given:

 

River Valley Alliance Articles of Association Improvements

1.      That Administration provide a report to Committee outlining potential improvements to the River Valley Alliance Articles of Association, including but not limited to, dealing with the issues of budget approval and deficit budgets.

 

Brik Program Status

2.      That Administration provide a report to Committee outlining the status of the Brik Program.

 

Corporate Svcs.

Sustainable Dev.

Community Svcs

 

Due Date:

May 23, 2012


Exec. Committee

 

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

City Manager

 

Due Date:

May 23, 2012

 

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

7.

BYLAWS

7.1

Bylaw 15875 - 2011 General Repealing Bylaw

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15875 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15875 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15875 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15875 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.2

Bylaw 15659 - LRT Governance Board Bylaw

 

 

 

D. H. Edey, General Manager, Corporate Services, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15659 be read a first time.

 

 

 

D. H. Edey, General Manager, Corporate Services;
K. Fung, Corporate Services (Law); and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15659 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15659 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15659 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

Recruitment Campaign for Board Appointment Recommendations

That Administration commence design of a recruitment campaign that will provide recommendations for board appointments for City Council’s consideration prior to September 2012.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Aug. 29, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

CSU 52 Bargaining Update

 

 

 

Council met in private at 11:38 a.m., pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 12:08 p.m.

 

 

Moved D. Loken - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

1. That Administration proceed with CSU 52 negotiations in accordance with Attachment 1.

2. That the February 29, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COH007 remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

8.2

Yellowhead Trail Stage 1 Improvements - Project Status Update

 

 

 

Council met in private at 11:38 a.m., pursuant to sections 16 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 12:08 p.m.

 

 

Moved J. Batty - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1. That the five bulleted items as outlined in the February 21, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS1450 “Report” section be put on a priority list for consideration during the Supplemental Capital Budget process.

2. That the February 21, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS1450 remain private pursuant to sections 16 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

8.3

Program Update - Verbal report

 

 

 

Council met in private at 11:38 a.m., pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 12:08 p.m.

 

 

Moved J. Batty – K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the Program Update – Verbal report be received for information and remain private pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Financial Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

9.1

Transit Smart Fare System (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he will move:

That Administration work to update the Transit Electronic Fare business case:

1.  include an analysis of the emerging “Open Payments” standard for Electronic Fare Collection

2.  consult with our regional transit partners in the context of the ongoing Regional Fare Strategy

3.  provide a report to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 2nd quarter of 2012 identifying the pros and cons of the various options and outline the next steps to implement a Smart Fare system

Notice of Motion Given:  February 29, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk