CITY COUNCIL

 

MINUTES


February 3, 2010  –  COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

 

PRESENT

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, *D. Thiele, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, *L. Sloan, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

*Participated by telephone

ABSENT

E. Gibbons

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. Farbrother, City Manager
J. Tustian, Deputy City Manager
A. Sinclair, City Clerk
L. Turvey, 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              4

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      4

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

3.1        Safety Concerns - Vehicle for Hire Drivers                                   4

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                5

4.1        2010 Rexall Edmonton Indy – Business Plan                              5

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

5.1        Procurement Policies - Sustainable, Environmental

             and Ethical Procurement                                                                   5

5.2        Timing of Key Utility Items in 2010                                                  5

5.3        Edmonton Arts Council - 2009 Cultural Diversity

             in the Arts Awards                                                                               6

5.4        Edmonton Arts Council - 2009 Community Investment

             Program Travel Grant Recommendations                                    6

5.5        Priorities of next LRT Lines                                                              7

5.6        Request from the Alberta Hindi Association

             (Parishad) for Tax Forgiveness                                                        7

5.7        Support for Haitian Cities Reconstruction                                   8

6.          BYLAWS                                                                                                 8

6.1        Bylaw 15376 - Bylaw to Designate the J. MacGregor

             Thom Residence as a Municipal Historic Resource                   8

6.2        Bylaw 14362 - A Bylaw to Amend the Animal

             Licensing and Control Bylaw 13145                                               9

6.3        Bylaw 15361 - Assessment Review Boards Bylaw                  10

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         12

7.1        Edmonton Historical Board Appointment

             Recommendation                                                                              12

7.2        Alternative Revenue Source Update                                            12

7.3        Quarterly Update on Phased Closure and

             Redevelopment of City Centre Airport                                         13

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      14

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                14

 

 

 

 

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3 readings

 

3 readings

3 readings

Rec. Carried

 

Carried

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Carried

None

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Deputy Mayor K. Leibovici called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m.

 

Father John Kaoukakis, St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, led the assembly in prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty - R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That the February 3, 2010, City Council meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved R. Hayter - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the following meeting minutes be adopted:

January 18, 2010, City Council Public Hearing

January 20, 2010, City Council meeting

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Belvedere School (K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

On behalf of City Council, Deputy Mayor K. Leibovici welcomed students of Belvedere School and their teacher, Ms. J. Bogner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Skills Student (K. Krushell)

 

 

 

Councillor K. Krushell introduced Enoch Ng, who is "job shadowing" her for the day in order to complete requirements of a University of Alberta Leadership Skills course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Procurement Awards (K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

On behalf of City Council, Deputy Mayor K. Leibovici congratulated Corporate Services Department on recently receiving two awards. The Light Duty Vehicles Strategic Sourcing Project, led by Materials Management Branch, won a Summit Magazine Leadership in Public Procurement Award for innovation and leadership in public sector procurement. The Materials Management Branch has been awarded the National Purchasing Institute's Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for the 10th consecutive year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Leadership in Canada Award (K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

On behalf of City Council, Deputy Mayor K. Leibovici was pleased to acknowledge the City of Edmonton's receipt of a Climate Leadership in Canada Award at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.  Accepting the award on behalf of the City was Tim Weis, Director of Renewable Energy and Efficiency for the Pembina Institute.  Edmonton was recognized for its CO2RE Strategy and Renewable Energy Task Force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

York Elementary School (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

On behalf of City Council, Mayor S. Mandel welcomed students of York Elementary School and their teachers, Mrs. Norris-Kartz and Miss Gillespie.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate:  5.2, 5.5 and 7.3.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

2.4

Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate

 

 

 

Refer to Section 6 - Bylaws

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Safety Concerns - Vehicle for Hire Drivers (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

In light of ongoing attacks on vehicle for hire (taxi) drivers and ongoing safety concerns related to this industry, please provide information (in conjunction with the Vehicle For Hire Commission) on the following, and return to Community Services Committee:

1. Options available to the Vehicle For Hire Commission and/or the City to create a zero-tolerance policy on violence against taxi drivers.

2. Options available to City Council and/or the Vehicle For Hire Commission to advocate for amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada to help protect taxi drivers.

3. How existing technologies within “for hire” vehicles (taxis) or new technologies can be used to enhance driver safety.

4. A summary of steps that the Commission and the City have taken within the past three years or are currently underway to enhance taxi driver safety.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: May 3/2010

CS Committee

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

2010 Rexall Edmonton Indy – Business Plan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson – D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 17, 2010, be approved.

 

City Manager

 

Due Date: Feb. 17/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Procurement Policies – Sustainable, Environmental and Ethical Procurement

 

 

Moved B. Anderson – D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the Sustainable Purchasing Policy, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the December 31, 2009, Corporate Services Department report 2009COP031, be approved.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

5.2

Timing of Key Utility Items in 2010

 

 

 

L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, made a presentation and answered Council’s questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici – S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Utilities Consultant Recruitment

That Transportation and Public Works Committee, with the assistance of the City Auditor and Council's approval, recruit a consultant who will provide advice and assistance to Council and Transportation and Public Works Committee for utilities costing, with the terms of reference being drafted by the Auditor for approval by Transportation and Public Works Committee.

 

Auditor

AMPW

Due Date: To be determined

TPW Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

5.3

Edmonton Arts Council - 2009 Cultural Diversity in the Arts Awards

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the 2009, City of Edmonton Cultural Diversity in the Arts Program award recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the January 13, 2010, Edmonton Arts Council report 2010EAC002, be approved.

 

Arts Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

5.4

Edmonton Arts Council - 2009 Community Investment Program Travel Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the January 13, 2010, Edmonton Arts Council report 2010EAC001, be approved

 

Arts Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

5.5

Priorities of next LRT Lines

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department; and S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Schedule C, Section 4, of the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300 be suspended to allow Councillors L. Sloan and D. Thiele to participate in the vote on item 5.5.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Thiele, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That the combined West and Southeast LRT lines be the next priority after, or concurrent with, the NAIT line.

 

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Thiele, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.6

Request from the Alberta Hindi Association (Parishad) for Tax Forgiveness

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the Alberta Hindi Association property located at #102, 3907 - 97 Street, NW, Edmonton (Tax Roll Account 4232872), receive forgiveness of the 2008 and 2009 municipal tax portion and all penalties on the account for the period of time Alberta Hindi Association (Parishad) owned the property.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

5.7

Support for Haitian Cities Reconstruction

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Councillor K. Leibovici be allowed to make a Motion Without Notice regarding the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' declaration of support for efforts to reconstruct Haitian cities.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the City of Edmonton support the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' declaration of support for efforts to reconstruct Haitian cities, as detailed in Attachment 1 of the presentation.

 

Deputy City Manager

 

 

 

 

J. Tustian, Deputy City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

6.

BYLAWS

6.1

Bylaw 15376 - Bylaw to Designate the J. MacGregor Thom Residence as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15376 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15376 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15376 be considered for third reading.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15376 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

6.2

Bylaw 14362 - A Bylaw to Amend the Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw 13145

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 14362 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 14362 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 14362 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 14362 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

6.3

Bylaw 15361 - Assessment Review Boards Bylaw

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15361 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15361 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 15361 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 14362 be read a third time.

 

Distribution List

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1. That appointment to Assessment Review Boards be exempt from section 8 of City Policy C478, Process for Appointments and Re-appointments of Members to City of Edmonton Quasi-Judicial Boards.

2. That appointment to the Assessment Review Board Administrative Committee be exempt from City Policy C475A, Civic Agencies Appointments.

3. That the Assessment Review Board Administrative Committee be exempt from City Policy C476C, Civic Agencies Reporting.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Edmonton Historical Board Appointment Recommendation

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Kevin Spaans be appointed to the Edmonton Historical Board, for a term ending December 31, 2010.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

7.2

Alternative Revenue Source Update

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1. That a Recreational Arenas Reserve account be established in accordance with City Policy Reserve and Equity Accounts C217B.

2. That the January 2, 2010, Finance and Treasury Department report 2010FTF001 remain private pursuant to sections 16, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Finance & Treas.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

7.3

Quarterly Update on Phased Closure and Redevelopment of City Centre Airport

 

 

 

Council met in private at 11:08 a.m., pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council met in public at 11:47 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici – S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Planning Principles for Edmonton City Centre Airport

 

That a revised set of planning principles, which acknowledges that the City Centre Airport Lands Redevelopment will be a world-class example of innovation in areas of density, community, family-oriented housing, affordable, environmentally-sustainable housing, and other issues as discussed at the February 3, 2010, City Council meeting, be brought back as soon as possible for Council's approval.

 

AMPW

 

Due Date: Mar. 10/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

 

Moved J. Batty - K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

1. That the January 26, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW5427 be received for information.

2. That the January 26, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW5427 remain private pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

AMPW

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Thiele, E. Gibbons, L. Sloan

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:12 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk