For Immediate Release | April 04, 2018
Council Briefs for April 3rd
Council Briefs are provided for the benefit of community members with the intent of giving a short, informal report on what occurred at Council Meetings. For the official record, please review the Adopted Minutes, available on the City website. Webcasts of Council Meetings are available the day following a Council Meeting on the City website.
Services and Service Levels Inventory
Council received for information a report from Administration on the City’s Services and Service Levels Inventory. The Services and Service Levels inventory serves as a foundation for the Service Delivery Component of the Strategic Framework, a Council approved framework that sets direction on how business planning and budgeting is to take place at the City.
Public Art Funding
Council amended Council Policy C-CS-04 – Public Art Policy to reflect the allocation of 1 per cent of the budgeted costs of all Municipal Capital projects for the accession of Public Art up to a maximum of $220,000 and the funding source will be the Capital Reserve Fund.
Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages (Federation of Canadian Municipalities Resolution)
Council approved a resolution supporting a federal excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages, which will be submitted to the September 2018 FCM Directors Meeting for consideration.
Review of Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission Policies (Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Resolution)
Council approved a resolution regarding an equitable provincial chartable gaming model, which will be referred to the 2018 AUMA Convention for consideration. Council also appointed Councillor Hansen to act as the Resolution Champion at the 2018 AUMA Convention. The resolution advocates for equitable access to casino revenues by eligible community organizations as well as equitable wait times between casino events.
Planning and Development Priorities
Council approved a recommendation that the Capital Project Charter PLAN-001 Municipal Development Plan (MDP) in the amount of $1,094,400 be funded through reallocation of funding from the following projects in 2018: $125,100, unfund and postpone PLAN-004 Employment Lands Area Structure Plan (ASP); $200,300, unfund and postpone PLAN-006 Northridge 2 (Badger Lands) Area Structure Plan (ASP), and; through the addition of $769,000 from the Capital Reserve.
Amendments to Council Policy C-CG-09 – Council Committees, Task Forces & Steering Committees
Council amended Council Policy C-CG-09 to provide greater clarity on the process for establishing Council Committees.
2018 Mobile Vehicle and Equipment Purchase (Sole Source)
Council approved a recommendation to authorize Administration to sole source the purchase of one (1) 2018 Toro Groundsmaster 5910-D 16 foot Wide Area Mower for the sum of $111,022.
2017 Candidate Disclosure Statements
Council received for information a report from Administration regarding those candidates who have not submitted campaign disclosure statement and financial statement forms. This report is required by the Local Authorities Election Act.
Bylaw 7/2018 – Riverside Stage 22 Redistricting (First Reading)
Council provided first reading for Bylaw 7/2018, which reflects proposed amendments to Schedule A of Land Use Bylaw 9/2005 within the neighbourhood of Riverside. A public hearing will be held April 23, 2018.
Bylaw 5/2018 – 101 Riel Drive Redistricting (First Reading)
Council provided first reading for Bylaw 5/2018, which reflects proposed amendments to Schedule A of Land Use Bylaw 9/2005 within the neighbourhood of South Riel. A public hearing will be held April 23, 2018.
Emergent Item – Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board Award Submission
Council directed Administration to submit an application package on behalf of the EMRB for the 2017 Growth Plan, as requested by the EMRB.
Council went in camera to discuss a retaining wall matter and to hold dialogue with the City Manager.
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