EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


September 9, 2013  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

ABSENT

 L. Sloan

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, T. Caterina
S. Farbrother, City Manager
M. Nathoo, Deputy 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                                                                           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

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 5

3.1        Additional Forms of Suites on Single Detached

             Properties including Garage Suites and Laneway

             Housing (K. Krushell)                                                                         5

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING
             REPORTS POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE
             Organizing Community Information and Consultation Meetings
             (D. Loken)
             Taxi Service During Winter Months (S. Mandel)

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               6

5.1        Update on Further Discussions with McDougall

             United Church                                                                                      6

5.2        Applications for Major and Minor Outdoor

             Cafes/Patios                                                                                          6

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              7

6.1        City Image and Reputation Initiative - Report

             from Make Something Edmonton                                                    7

6.2        Status of the Provincial Gas Tax Revenue                                   7

6.3        Development of an Interdisciplinary Group to

             Minimize Sexual Exploitation - Update on Adult

             Industry Multi-Disciplinary Team                                                     8

6.4        Market Analysis - Multi-unit Family Oriented

             Housing                                                                                                  8

6.5        Edmonton Energy and Technology Park - Rural

             Residential Lands                                                                                9

6.6        Bylaw 16523 - Amendment of the Boundary of Bylaw

             16219 - French Quarter and Area Business

             Revitalization Zone Bylaw                                                                 9

6.7        Expropriation of Land                                                                      10

6.8        Zoning Bylaw Review of Multi-Unit Project

             Development Regulations                                                               11

6.9        Update on Negotiations - McKernan Road Closure

             11548 - 78 Avenue                                                                             11

6.10       Delegation of Authority - Semi-Annual Report

             (January to June 2013)                                                                     12

6.11       Communication on the Challenges with Arterial

             Roadway Rehabilitation                                                                   12

6.12       Approval of Expropriation  - Southeast LRT - 5682

             - 75 Street                                                                                             12

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              12

7.1        West Rossdale Redevelopment (S. Mandel)                              12

7.2        Waste RE-Solutions - Update (S. Mandel/B.

             Henderson)                                                                                         13

7.3        City's Debt Level - (S. Mandel)                                                       13

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         14

8.1        FIFA Events Update                                                                          14

8.2        Sale of Land - Alberta Safety Council Centre for

             Safety Excellence                                                                              14

8.3        Donsdale Crescent Servicing - Request for

             Exemption from Financing of Local Improvements

             Policy C200B                                                                                      15

8.4        Proposed Section 30 Expropriation Agreement -

             Southeast LRT                                                                                   15

8.5        Partial Settlement of an Expropriation Claim -

             Blatchford Redevelopment                                                             16

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                16

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                16

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the September 9, 2013, Executive Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

6.2      Status of the Provincial Gas Tax Revenue

7.3      City's Debt Level (S. Mandel)

8.4      Proposed Section 30 Expropriation Agreement -
            Southeast LRT - Private (Section 24 of the Freedom
            of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

8.5      Partial Settlement of an Expropriation Claim -
            Blatchford Redevelopment - Private (Section 24 of
            the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
            Act)

Deletion:

6.12    Approval of Expropriation - Southeast LRT - 5682 -
            75 Street

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the August 19, 2013, Executive Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Thank you to Members of Council and Administration (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel thanked Members of Executive Committee, all Members of Council and Administration for their support, hard work, cooperation and dedication during this term and wished everyone success in all their future endeavours.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.11, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.3 and 8.5.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

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

6.5       Edmonton Energy and Technology Park - Rural
            Residential Lands

·         J. W. Murphy, Q.C, representing the Affected Residential Property Owners

6.6       Bylaw 16523 - Amendment of the Boundary of
            Bylaw 16219 - French Quarter and Area Business
            Revitalization Zone Bylaw

·         C. Barnaby, Tanjay/Alia Clothing Store

·         J. Johnson, French Quarter Business Revitalization Zone

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific as the second item of business:

6.6       Bylaw 16523 - Amendment of the Boundary of Bylaw
            16219 - French Quarter and Area Business
            Revitalization Zone Bylaw

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Additional Forms of Suites on Single Detached Properties including Garage Suites and Laneway Housing (K. Krushell)

 

 

 

While the Infill Action Plan has been initiated, its eventual recommendations and implementation, including potential changes to the Zoning Bylaw, will be some time in the future.  In the meantime some Edmonton communities have expressed interest in being part of a pilot project to expand choices in housing including a broader opportunity for Garage Suites and the introduction of Laneway Housing on more than just corner lots. 

I would ask Administration to provide information to Executive Committee on the following:

·         the potential opportunity for additional forms of suites on single detached properties including garage suites and laneway housing

·         the feasibility of partnering with a community to conduct a pilot for additional choice in housing forms

·         the compatibility of the above with the work program and potential future recommendations of the Infill Action Plan.

(Refer to letter from the Prince Charles Community League requesting to be part of the pilot project)

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2014

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING – NONE
REPORTS POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Organizing Community Information and Consultation Meetings (D. Loken) 

 

 

 

M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk; and J. Darrah, Office of the City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

Postponed to: January 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxi Service During Winter Months (S. Mandel) 

 

 

 

Postponed to: January 2014

 

 

 

 

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Update on Further Discussions with McDougall United Church

 

 

 

S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Administration meet with representatives of the Grant McEwan University and McDougall United Church, to bring forward a strategy in January 2014, as part of the report on the “Update on Further Discussions with McDougall United Church.”

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

5.2

Applications for Major and Minor Outdoor Cafes/Patios

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of January 2014, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Jan. 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

City Image and Reputation Initiative - Report from Make Something Edmonton

 

 

 

T. Webb, Office of the City Manager; and B. Ferguson, A. Shostak and C. LaBossiere, Mayor's Task Force on Image and Reputation: Make Something Edmonton, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. 
S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

Funding and Implementation of the Make Something Edmonton Initiative

That Administration continue work with the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and the City Image and Reputation task force to operationalize the Make Something Edmonton Initiative, and bring back recommendations to continue implementation of the Make Something Edmonton Initiative, including setting up an agency or other entity, and with a service package developed and funding to be requested for allocation in the 2014 budget.

 

City Manager 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

Due Date: Nov. 2013

City Council Budget

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.2

Status of the Provincial Gas Tax Revenue

 

 

 

M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

That the September 9, 2013, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_318, be received for information.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.3

Development of an Interdisciplinary Group to Minimize Sexual Exploitation - Update on Adult Industry Multi-Disciplinary Team

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the September 9, 2013, Sustainable Development report CR_160, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.4

Market Analysis - Multi-unit Family Oriented Housing

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the September 9, 2013, Sustainable Development report CR_81, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.5

Edmonton Energy and Technology Park - Rural Residential Lands

 

 

 

W. Trocenko, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

J. W. Murphy, Q.C, representing the Affected Residential Property Owners, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

C. Argo, Corporate Services (Law); W. Trocenko,
K. Mamczasz and S. Mackie, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions
.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Purchase of Seven Properties in the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park

That Administration negotiate with the owners of the properties in the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park with the intent to purchase all seven properties, to support development of the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park, and return to Council, through Executive Committee, for approval of any required funding, and that the report include an estimate of the value of the property if it were converted to Industrial designation.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date:  1st Quarter 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.6

Bylaw 16523 - Amendment of the Boundary of Bylaw 16219 - French Quarter and Area Business Revitalization Zone Bylaw

 

 

 

J. Johnson, French Quarter Business Revitalization Zone, made a presentation. 

C. Barnaby, Tanjay/Alia Clothing Store, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 16523 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Krushell, L. Sloan

 

6.7

Expropriation of Land

 

 

 

W. Trocenko, Sustainable Development; and M. Bohn, Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That the commencement of the expropriation process to acquire a temporary interest in the property shown on Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 2 of the September 9, 2013, Sustainable Development report CR_527, be approved.

2.  That Administration be authorized to enter into an agreement pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriation Act (Section 30 Agreement) with the owner of the property described in Attachment 2 of the September 9, 2013, Sustainable Development report CR_527, if the owner is willing to consent to the expropriation.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.8

Zoning Bylaw Review of Multi-Unit Project Development Regulations

 

 

 

S. Mackie and R. G. Klassen, General Manager, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Timelines for the Review of Multi-unit Project Developments under the Zoning Bylaw

That Administration provide a report on the timelines for the review of Multi-unit project developments under the Zoning Bylaw, including an outline of the potential amendments that can be fast tracked.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.9

Update on Negotiations - McKernan Road Closure 11548 - 78 Avenue

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the September 9, 2013, Sustainable Development report CR_203, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.10

Delegation of Authority - Semi-Annual Report (January to June 2013)

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the September 9, 2013, Office of the City Manager report CR_512, be received for information.

 

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.11

Communication on the Challenges with Arterial Roadway Rehabilitation

 

 

 

J. Darrah, Office of the City Manager, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  T. Webb, Office of the City Manager, and S. Farbrother, City Manager;
and G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the September 9, 2013, Office of the City Manager report CR_218, be received for information.

 

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.12

Approval of Expropriation  - Southeast LRT - 5682 - 75 Street

 

 

 

This item was deleted. See item 1.2.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

West Rossdale Redevelopment (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

R. G. Klassen, General Manager, Sustainable Development, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the September 9, 2013, Sustainable Development report CR_319, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

7.2

Waste RE-Solutions - Update (S. Mandel/B. Henderson)

 

 

 

I. Johnson, Corporate Services (Law), made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the September 9, 2013, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_475, be received for information.

 

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

7.3

City's Debt Level - (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

T. Burge, Financial Services and Utilities; and S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the September 9, 2013, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_577, be received for information.

 

Financial Svcs. & Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

FIFA Events Update

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

1.  That an agreement as outlined in Attachment 1 of the September 9, 2013, Office of the City Manager’s report CR_523, be approved and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

2.  That the September 9, 2013, City Manager’s report CR_523 remain private pursuant to sections 21 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

8.2

Sale of Land - Alberta Safety Council Centre for Safety Excellence

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

1.  That an agreement between the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta for the sale of land, as detailed in Attachment 1 and shown on Attachment 2 of the September 9, 2013, Sustainable Development report CR_504, be approved and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

 2. That the September 9, 2013, Sustainable Development report
CR_ 504 remain private pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

8.3

Donsdale Crescent Servicing - Request for Exemption from Financing of Local Improvements Policy C200B

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3 p.m. pursuant to sections 24 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

The Committee met in public at 3:17 p.m.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That an exemption to City Policy C200B pursuant to Attachment 3 of City Policy C535, to allow local improvement financing to fund water and sewer construction to service six properties located on Donsdale Crescent, be approved.

2.  That the September 9, 2013, Sustainable Development report CR_448 remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

8.4

Proposed Section 30 Expropriation Agreement - Southeast LRT

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to the September 16, 2013, Special City Council meeting:

1.  That Option A, as outlined in the September 9, 2013, Corporate Services report CR_597, be approved.

2.  That the September 9, 2013, Corporate Services report CR_597 remain private pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

8.5

Partial Settlement of an Expropriation Claim - Blatchford Redevelopment

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3 p.m. pursuant to sections 24 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

The Committee met in public at 3:17 p.m.

 

 

Moved  - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

1.  That the settlement as outlined in the September 9, 2013, Corporate Services report CR_598, be approved.

2.  That the September 9, 2013, Corporate Services report CR_598 remain private pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Corporate Svs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Krushell, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk