URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


July 5, 2017  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel, *D. Iveson
*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, M. Banga, B. Esslinger, E. Gibbons, S. McKeen, M. Oshry, M. Walters
L. Cochrane, City Manager
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
T. Dallimore, 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             3

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      3

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Options for Breezeway Connected Rear Detached

             Garages                                                                                                  4

5.2        Urban Street Trees - Draft Reinvestment Strategy                     4

5.3        Potential Renewable Energy Certificates Market                        5

5.4        Private Electric Vehicle Charging Stations -

             Options for Smart Card Readers and Grant Funding                 5

5.5        Plug 'n Go Edmonton Electric Vehicle Charging

             Station Pilot Project - Additional Information                               5

5.6        Electric Vehicle Strategy - Charging Up!

             Edmonton's Electric Vehicle Strategy                                            5

5.7        Administration's Response to Edmonton Transit

             System Advisory Board Recommendations                                6

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        Edmonton's Transit Strategy                                                           6

6.2        Daylighting the Downstream Reach of Mill

             Creek-Technical Feasibility Study                                                  8

6.3        River Crossing Heritage Interpretive Plan                                    9

6.4        Bylaw 18061 - Closure of a portion of road east

             of 127 Street NW and north of 142 Ave NW, Baranow               9

6.5        Notice of Intention to Designate the Gibbard

             Block as a Municipal Historic Resource                                        9

6.6        Proposed Amendments to the Corporate Tree

             Management Policy                                                                           10

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              10

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         11

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                11

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                11

 

 

 

 

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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 9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the July 5, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Replacement Pages:

  • 6.4  Bylaw 18061 - Closure of a portion of road east of 127 Street NW and north of 142 Ave NW, Baranow
    -Attachment 1

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the June 23, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, 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: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.6.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

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

6.1  Edmonton's Transit Strategy

  • E. Barron, DATS Advisory Group
  • K. Chander, City of Edmonton Youth Council
  • K. Koufogiannakis, City of Edmonton Youth Council
  • R. Gelderman, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
  • B. Mackay, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
  • P. Godsmark, CAVCOE
  • M. Jimmy
  • J. Kolkman
  • V. Leavesley
  • M. Tetterington, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569
  • M. Valupadas, Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton
  • M. Monteyne, RideCo
  • B. Coty, WAVE, The Women's Initiative
  • I. Roux, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board
  • V. Slavov, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board
  • R. Kolsawala
  • K. Kowalchuk, Edmontonians for Responsible Urban Public Transit
  • C. Kaumeyer

6.2  Daylighting the Downstream Reach of Mill Creek - Technical Feasibility Study

  • A. Bolstad
  • N. Rempel, Keepers of Mill Creek
  • B. Sander
  • S. Spencer
  • J. Geldart
  • C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada Edmonton
  • P. Cotterill

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, 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

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Options for Breezeway Connected Rear Detached Garages

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of September 2018, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: September 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Urban Street Trees - Draft Reinvestment Strategy

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 2017, be approved.

 

City Ops.

Due Date: November 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.3

Potential Renewable Energy Certificates Market

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 2018, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: February 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.4

Private Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Options for Smart Card Readers and Grant Funding

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 2018, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: February 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.5

Plug 'n Go Edmonton Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Project - Additional Information

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 2018, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: February 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.6

Electric Vehicle Strategy - Charging Up! Edmonton's Electric Vehicle Strategy

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 2018, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: February 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.7

Administration's Response to Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board Recommendations

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 23, 2017, be approved.

 

City Ops.

Due Date: Aug. 23, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Edmonton's Transit Strategy

 

 

 

P. Ohm and S. Feldman, Sustainable Development; and
B. Menzies, Dillon Consulting, made a presentation.

E. Barron, DATS Advisory Group; K. Chander and
K Koufogiannakis, City of Edmonton youth Council; 
B. Mackay and R. Gelderman, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council; P. Godsmark, CAVCOE; M. Jimmy; J.Kolkman; M. Tetterington, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569; M. Monteyne, RideCo; M. Valupadas, Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton; B. Coty, WAVE The Women's Initiative; I. Roux and V. Slavov, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board; R. Kolsawala,
K. Kowalchuk, Edmontonians for Responsible Urban Public Transit; and C. Kaumeyer made presentations.

E. Barron, DATS Advisory Group; B. Mackay and
R. Gelderman, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council;
P. Godsmark, CAVCOE; J.Kolkman; M. Tetterington, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569; M. Valupadas, Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton, B. Coty, WAVE The Women's Initative; I. Roux and V. Slavov, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board; and R. Kolsawala, answered the Committee's questions.

L. Cochrane, City Manager; D. Jones, Deputy City Manager and E. Robar, City Operations; and P. Ohm, and S. Feldman, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That Edmonton’s Transit Strategy, as set out in Attachment 1 of the July 5, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4513, be approved.

2.    That Administration prepare a service package for the Fall Operating Budget adjustment to support implementation of the Transit Strategy by January 1, 2020 with a bus network redesign project. 

3.    That Administration, using input from Edmonton Transit System drivers and the transit unions, provide a high level analysis by April 2018 including order of magnitude costing of various options to better support the first mile/last mile on our transit system. These options would include, but not limited to:

·         An updated community bus strategy (for local routes)

·         A modern-day version of dial-a-bus

·         Partnerships with the vehicle for hire and
car-sharing industries

·         Partnerships with vehicle manufacturers to develop a fleet of connected automated vehicles/buses

·         Partnerships with Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council as well as seniors not for profit and for profit transportation companies

·         Transfer of some reduced conventional local service hours to enhance DATS

·         A combination of the above.

4.  That Administration provide a first phase of a transit priority measure feasibility study as outlined in principle 3.c. of Attachment 1 of the July 5, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4513 by May 2018. This work is to include the infrastructure needs for possible ongoing Bus Rapid Transit and express bus routes for core routes in the Primary Transit Network.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.2

Daylighting the Downstream Reach of Mill
Creek - Technical Feasibility Study

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speaker:

  • J. Ragsdale

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

 

 


G. Pearsell, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

A. Bolstad, B. Sander, S. Spencer, J. Geldart, C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada Edmonton; and P. Cotterill, made  presentations.

A. Bolstad, B. Sander, S. Spencer and J. Geldart answered the Committee's questions.

A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services; and P. Ohm and G. Pearsell, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, advocate with the Province and federal government on the potential to collaborate with the City on daylighting the downstream reach of Mill Creek including
    cost-sharing opportunities and funding mechanisms.

2.    That Administration bring forward an unfunded Capital Profile for development of a master plan for daylighting the downstream reach of Mill Creek for Council’s consideration during the Fall 2017 Supplementary Capital Budget Adjustment.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

River Crossing Heritage Interpretive Plan

 

 

 

R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, P. Ohm and
O. Bailey, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

That the River Crossing Heritage Interpretive Plan, as set out in Attachment 2 of the July 5, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4438, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Bylaw 18061 - Closure of a portion of road east of 127 Street NW and north of 142 Ave NW, Baranow

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 18061 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Notice of Intention to Designate the Gibbard Block as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

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 July 5, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4868, be served on the owners of the property occupied by the Gibbard Block, located at 6427 - 112 Avenue NW, in accordance with Section 26 of the Historical Resources Act, RSA 2000, c H-9.
 

2.    That funding of up to $472,000 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, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

6.6

Proposed Amendments to the Corporate Tree Management Policy

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, City Operations and N. Jacobsen, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

Policy Amendments – Corporate Tree Management Policy

That Administration prepare amendments to Policy C456A, Corporate Tree Management Policy, based on the high-level themes outlined in the July 5, 2017, City Operations report CR_4124.

Tree Protection Recommendations
 
That Administration review existing bylaws and enforcement policies and return with recommendations for Tree Protection including a possible Tree Protection bylaw.

City Ops.

 

Due by:
November 2017

 

Due by:
November
2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, 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 5:10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk