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For Immediate Release | October 02, 2018

Council Briefs for October 1st

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.

Rescission of City Council Policy C-CC-01 City Council and Administration Policy Development

Council approved a recommendation that City Council Policy C-CC-01 – City Council and Administrative Policy Development be rescinded.

City Council Policy C-CC-01 - City Council and Administrative Policy Development is outdated and no longer corresponds with the current template for Council Policies or with the current procedures and guidelines under which Administration prepares Policies for Council's consideration. This Council Policy is also focused more on the administrative process of getting documents ready for Council; the truly governance role of Council in policy formulation is outlined in City Council Policy CCG-03 - Council Governance Approach.

Alberta Resource Recovery Centre - Update

Council received for information from Administration an agenda report dated October 1, 2018 titled “Alberta Resource Recovery Centre – Update”.

The report provides a further update to Council on the development of a “Resource Recovery Centre” by Alberta Resource Recovery Centre Ltd., which will be located in Sturgeon County, approximately one kilometre northeast of present St. Albert city limits.

Start Time for October 9th Governance, Priorities and Finance Committee Meeting

Council approved a recommendation that the start time for the October 9, 2018 Governance, Priorities and Finance Committee (GPFC) meeting be changed to 12:00 noon.

GPFC Recommendation: Bylaw 26/2018 Seniors’ Advisory Committee

Council provided 1st and 2nd readings of Bylaw 26/2018 to form the Seniors’ Advisory Committee. Council will consider the Bylaw for third reading on a date scheduled by Agenda Committee.

The Bylaw recommends that between eight and twelve residents form the Seniors’ Advisory Committee and that members are 55 years and older and represent a diverse range of ages, experiences and personal backgrounds. The mandate would be to provide feedback and advice to Council in relation to issues involving or affecting seniors.

Council Motion: PM19-011 Master Rates Bylaw Schedule E Amendment – Section 13 Variance Fee

Council defeated a motion that the proposed Schedule “E”, Development Fees, is amended by removing section 13, variance fee.

Council Motion: PM19-010 Master Rates Bylaw Schedule E, Development Fees – Section 13 Amendment

Council defeated a motion that the proposed Schedule “E”, Development Fees, section 13, variance fee is amended to have a fee of $35 for structures with an area of 10 square metres or less, and $100 for structures over 10 square metres.

Council Motion: PM19-012 Amendment to Development Agreement Fees

Council defeated a motion to reduce the development agreement amendment fee from $4040 to $1000.


Council went in camera to discuss an intermunicipal matter regarding Ray Gibbon Drive and to hold dialogue with the City Manager.

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