City Council Minutes

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Council Chamber, 2nd floor, City Hall
Present:
  • D. Iveson,
  • M. Banga,
  • T. Cartmell,
  • T. Caterina,
  • J. Dziadyk,
  • B. Esslinger,
  • A. Knack,
  • S. McKeen,
  • M. Nickel,
  • A. Paquette,
  • and M. Walters

Mayor D. Iveson called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m., Monday, August 30, 2021, and acknowledged that City Council meets on the traditional land of Treaty 6 Territory. The Chair also acknowledged the diverse Indigenous peoples whose ancestors' footsteps have marked this territory for centuries such as: Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, as well as Metis and Inuit, and now settlers from around the world.

Mayor D. Iveson conducted roll call and confirmed the attendance of Members of City Council.

Councillor S. Hamilton was absent with notice.

Councillor M. Nickel was absent without notice for a portion of the meeting.

Councillor B. Henderson was absent as per the leave of absence authorized by City Council on August 16, 2021.

A. Corbould, City Manager; and A. Giesbrecht, City Clerk, K. Gibson and E. Norton, Office of the City Clerk, were also in attendance.

  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That the August 30, 2021, City Council meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

    Additions:

    • 6.2 Council Policy C628, Honoraria and Expenses for City Agencies - Procedures
    • 7.3 Bylaw 19873 - Potential Amendments to the Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw
    • 7.4 Bylaw 19784 - Edmonton Design Committee Bylaw
      - Attachment 2
    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)
  • Moved by:A. Knack
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That the minutes from the following meetings be approved:

    • August 16, 2021, City Council
    • August 17, 2021, Council Services Committee
    • August 17, 2021, City Council Public Hearing
    • August 19, 2021, City Council Public Hearing - Non-Regular
    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)

Councillor A. Knack, on behalf of City Council, recognized Edmonton Public Library on receiving several awards for the Stanley A. Milner Library.

Councillor S. McKeen, on behalf of City Council, recognized J. Buchanan, Community Liaison Constable with the Community Relations Section at the Edmonton Police Service.

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, recognized Concordia University of Edmonton for celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, recognized NorQuest College for celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, recognized D. Robertson, Superintendent for Edmonton Public Schools, for being named the Canadian Superintendent of the Year for 2020.

The following items were selected for debate: 6.4, 6.9, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5.

  • Moved by:S. McKeen
    Seconded by:M. Walters

    That the recommendations in the following reports be approved:

    • 6.1 Approval of Partial Expropriation - 50 Street CP Rail Grade Separation
    • 6.2 Council Policy C628, Honoraria and Expenses for City Agencies - Procedures
    • 6.3 Approval of Expropriation Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion - Consideration of Inquiry Officer's Report for 14950 Yellowhead Trail
    • 6.5 City Policy C509B - Naming Development Areas, Parks, Municipal Facilities, Roads and Honorary Roads
    • 6.6 City Plan Implementation Update - Advancing Edmonton's Systems
    • 6.7 Edmonton Arts Council - 2021 Activate Grant Recommendations (June Deadline)
    • 6.8 Castle Downs Partnership Opportunity
    • 6.10 Potential Impacts to City of Edmonton Headwaters 
    • 9.1 Edmonton Police Commission - Chair Membership Report
    • 9.2 Major Event Update
    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)

Requests to Speak were not considered.

Requests for items to be dealt with at a specific time on the agenda were not considered.

  • Moved by:T. Caterina
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That the following Bylaws be read a first time:

    • 7.2 Bylaw 19870 - Code of Conduct for Members of Council Committees
    • 7.6 Bylaw 19626 - EPCOR Water Services Bylaw - A Bylaw to Replace Bylaw 17698 - EPCOR Water Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw
    • 7.7 Bylaw 19627 - EPCOR Drainage Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw - A Bylaw to Replace Bylaw 18100 - EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw
    In Favour (10)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Opposed (1)M. Nickel
    Carried (10 to 1)
  • Moved by:T. Caterina
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That the following Bylaws be read a second time:

    • 7.2 Bylaw 19870 - Code of Conduct for Members of Council Committees
    • 7.6 Bylaw 19626 - EPCOR Water Services Bylaw - A Bylaw to Replace Bylaw 17698 - EPCOR Water Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw
    • 7.7 Bylaw 19627 - EPCOR Drainage Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw - A Bylaw to Replace Bylaw 18100 - EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw
    In Favour (10)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Opposed (1)M. Nickel
    Carried (10 to 1)
  • Moved by:T. Caterina
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That the following Bylaws be considered for third reading:

    • 7.2 Bylaw 19870 - Code of Conduct for Members of Council Committees
    • 7.6 Bylaw 19626 - EPCOR Water Services Bylaw - A Bylaw to Replace Bylaw 17698 - EPCOR Water Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw
    • 7.7 Bylaw 19627 - EPCOR Drainage Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw - A Bylaw to Replace Bylaw 18100 - EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw
    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)
  • Moved by:T. Caterina
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That the following Bylaws be read a third time:

    • 7.2 Bylaw 19870 - Code of Conduct for Members of Council Committees
    • 7.6 Bylaw 19626 - EPCOR Water Services Bylaw - A Bylaw to Replace Bylaw 17698 - EPCOR Water Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw
    • 7.7 Bylaw 19627 - EPCOR Drainage Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw - A Bylaw to Replace Bylaw 18100 - EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw
    In Favour (10)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Opposed (1)M. Nickel
    Carried (10 to 1)

Can Administration provide a report on the policy relating to procurement of goods and services including:

  • Current processes for vendors to apply and submit qualifications to be on “approved vendor lists,” including calendars for when lists are opened, closed and regularly reviewed;
  • Policies surrounding standard timelines for procuring vendors, goods and services and how and when exceptions are made to these policies; and
  • Policies and processes in place to ensure that approved vendor lists are fair and transparent.

Due Date: December 2021, City Council

There were no Reports to be Dealt with at a Different Meeting.

There were no Requests to Reschedule Reports.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the expropriation of the portion of the property as shown and legally described in Attachment 1 of the August 30, 2021, Office of the City Manager report OCM00749 (the “Property”), be approved.
  2. That all steps under the Expropriation Act, RSA 2000, c. E-13 (the “Act”) be taken to complete the expropriation, including but not limited to, registering a certificate of approval of expropriation, and serving the notice of expropriation, notice of proposed payment, and notice of possession.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That revised Council Policy C628A, Honoraria for City Agencies, as set out in Attachment 1 of the August 30, 2021, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00758, be approved.
  2. That the Procedure for Council Policy C628A, Honoraria for City Agencies, as set out in Attachment 2 of the August 30, 2021, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00758, be approved.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. Having considered the report of the inquiry officer in Attachment 2 of the August 23, 2021, Office of the City Manager report OCM00728, that the expropriation of the land shown and legally described in Attachment 1 of the August 23, 2021, Office of the City Manager report OCM00728 (the “Subject Land”), including all interests therein, be approved, for the reasons contained in the August 23, 2021, Office of the City Manager report OCM00728, including Attachment 4. 
  2. That all steps under the Expropriation Act, RSA 2000, c E-13 (the “Act”), be taken to complete the expropriations, including but not limited to serving the decision of City Council, registering a certificate of approval, and service of the respective notices of expropriation, notices of proposed payment, and notices of possession.
  3. That Attachment 7 of the August 23, 2021, Office of the City Manager report OCM00728, remain private pursuant to sections 24 (advice from officials), 25 (disclosure harmful to economic and other interests of a public body), and 27 (privileged information) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSA 2000, c F-25.
  4. That the discussion of the August 23, 2021, Office of the City Manager report OCM00728, remain private pursuant to sections 24 (advice from officials), 25 (disclosure harmful to economic and other interests of a public body), and 27 (privileged information) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSA 2000, c F-25.

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • H. Rai, Financial and Corporate Services
  • C. Walbaum, Integrated Infrastructure Services
  • S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, Urban Planning and Economy
  • Moved by:A. Knack
    Seconded by:D. Iveson
    1. That an exception to Neighbourhood Renewal Program Policy C595A, to allocate $17.0 million in neighbourhood renewal funds for purposes other than neighbourhood renewal, be approved.
    2. That $17.0 million in funds within the Neighbourhood Renewal Reserve be transferred to the appropriated Financial Stabilization Reserve to offset future budget impacts of COVID-19.
    In Favour (9)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Opposed (2)J. Dziadyk, and M. Nickel
    Carried (9 to 2)

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

That Administration pursue opportunities for additional engagement within the current project scope of The City Plan as outlined in Option 1 of the August 24, 2021, Urban Planning and Economy report UPE00684.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

That $300,000 be transferred from Capital Profile CM-10-1010 Facility Planning and Design - Growth to the 2021 Community and Recreation Facilities branch operating budget for a potential contribution to the design of a community recreation amenity within the new Edmonton Catholic Schools development, as outlined in August 25, 2021, Citizen Services report CS00674.

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services
  • A. Corbould, City Manager
  • Moved by:M. Nickel
    Seconded by:S. McKeen

    1. That the City of Edmonton Minimum Emergency Shelter Standard, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the August 25, 2021, Citizen Services report CS00506, be approved.

    2. That Administration prepare an education and communications strategy to assist emergency shelter providers move towards adopting the City of Edmonton Minimum Emergency Shelter Standard and return to Committee with an update in 2022.

  • Amendment:

    Moved by:A. Paquette
    Seconded by:S. McKeen

    That a Part 3 be added as follows:

    3. That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Government of Alberta, inviting adoption of the standards and operating requirements for Emergency Shelters, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the August 25, 2021, Citizen Services report CS00506.

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)
  • Motion as Amended, put:

    Moved by:M. Nickel
    Seconded by:S. McKeen

    1. That the City of Edmonton Minimum Emergency Shelter Standard, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the August 25, 2021, Citizen Services report CS00506, be approved.

    City of Edmonton Minimum Emergency Shelter Standard - Education and Communications Update

    2. That Administration prepare an education and communications strategy to assist emergency shelter providers move towards adopting the City of Edmonton Minimum Emergency Shelter Standard and return to Committee with an update in 2022.

    Due Date: June 2022, Community and Public Services Committee

    3. That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Government of Alberta, inviting adoption of the standards and operating requirements for Emergency Shelters, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the August 25, 2021, Citizen Services report CS00506.

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

1. That the City Manager, in coordination with EPCOR, provide input into the Coal Policy Committee through the request for submissions of technical documents based upon information in the August 27, 2021, Urban Planning and Economy UPE00424 report relevant to Alberta’s coal policy.

Watershed Management Update

2. That Administration, in consultation with EPCOR, undertake a review of existing water management initiatives and provide to Utility Committee in Second Quarter 2022 a recommendation on the need for a formal watershed management plan that could include headwaters protection and integrated land use, climate change planning, and water management within Edmonton boundaries.

Due Date: Second Quarter 2022, Utility Committee

3. That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter advocating to the provincial government as part of the provincial coal policy review, to express the importance of the potential serious impact of coal mining on our regional  watershed and ecosystems.

7.

  • Moved by:T. Caterina
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 19858 be read a first time.

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)
  • Moved by:T. Caterina
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 19858 be read a second time.

    With the unanimous consent of City Council, the motion carried.


  • Moved by:T. Caterina
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 19858 be considered for third reading.

    With the unanimous consent of City Council, the motion carried.


  • Moved by:T. Caterina
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 19858 be read a third time.

    With the unanimous consent of City Council, the motion carried.


The following member of Administration’s delegation made a presentation and answered questions:

  • A. Corbould, City Manager

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions: 

  • C. Sikora, Alberta Health Services
  • K. Armstrong, Deputy City Manager, Employee Services
  • R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services
  • C. Taylor, Employee Services
  • A. Giesbrecht, City Clerk
  • N. Jacobsen, Office of the City Manager (Legal Services)
  • N. Poirier, Citizen Services
  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:S. McKeen

    That Bylaw 19873 be read a first time.

  • Amendment:

    Moved by:A. Knack
    Seconded by:A. Paquette

    That Bylaw 19873 be amended as follows: 

    1. Delete Sections 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7;
    2. Delete Section 9 and replace with: This bylaw comes into force on September 3, 2021.
    In Favour (8)D. Iveson, A. Knack, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Opposed (3)T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, and M. Nickel
    Carried (8 to 3)
  • Motion as Amended, put:

    Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:S. McKeen

    That Bylaw 19873, as amended, be read a first time.

    In Favour (9)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Opposed (2)J. Dziadyk, and M. Nickel
    Carried (9 to 2)
  • Moved by:S. McKeen
    Seconded by:T. Cartmell

    That Bylaw 19873, as amended, be read a second time.

    In Favour (9)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Opposed (2)J. Dziadyk, and M. Nickel
    Carried (9 to 2)
  • Moved by:S. McKeen
    Seconded by:T. Cartmell

    That Bylaw 19873, as amended, be considered for third reading.

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)
  • Moved by:S. McKeen
    Seconded by:T. Cartmell

    That Bylaw 19873, as amended, be read a third time.

    In Favour (9)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Opposed (2)J. Dziadyk, and M. Nickel
    Carried (9 to 2)
  • Moved by:M. Walters
    Seconded by:D. Iveson

    That Attachment 2 be added to the August 30, 2021, Office of the City Manager report OCM00772.

    With the unanimous consent of City Council, the motion carried.


  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 19784, as set out in Attachment 2 of the Office of the City Clerk report OCC00697, be read a first time.

    In Favour (10)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (10 to 0)
  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 19784, as set out in Attachment 2 of the Office of the City Clerk report OCC00697, be read a second time.

    In Favour (10)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (10 to 0)
  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 19784, as set out in Attachment 2 of the Office of the City Clerk report OCC00697, be considered for third reading.

    In Favour (10)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (10 to 0)
  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 19784, as set out in Attachment 2 of the Office of the City Clerk report OCC00697, be read a third time.

    In Favour (10)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (10 to 0)
  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 18825 be read a first time.

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)
  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:T. Caterina

    That Bylaw 18825 be read a second time.

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)
  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 18825 be considered for third reading.

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)
  • Moved by:B. Esslinger
    Seconded by:M. Banga

    That Bylaw 18825 be read a third time.

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)
  • Moved by:T. Caterina
    Seconded by:A. Paquette

    That Administration make recommendations to City Council, as part of the Fall 2021 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment, to achieve high compliance with Bylaw 18825 - Public Tree Bylaw, including but not limited to, minimum thresholds for inspections of blanket permits, for example 10 percent, and whether the proposed fees provide adequate resources required for education, inspections and enforcement.

    Due Date: Fall 2021 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)

The following member of Administration’s delegation answered questions: 

  • S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, Urban Planning and Economy
  • Moved by:D. Iveson
    Seconded by:S. McKeen

    That Administration work with the owner of the vacant site located at 10199 101 Street, to improve the site conditions supporting downtown vibrancy, while ensuring that the demolition permit conditions are satisfied and provide a memo to Council with an update.

    In Favour (11)D. Iveson, A. Knack, T. Caterina, J. Dziadyk, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, A. Paquette, M. Walters, M. Banga, and T. Cartmell
    Carried (11 to 0)

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That E. Ambtman, A. Hussainaly and J. McDougall be reappointed to the Edmonton Police Commission for the term of January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023.
  2. That the Edmonton Police Commission recruitment criteria as set out in Part 1 of Attachment 2 of the August 30, 2021, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00703, be approved.
  3. That the August 30, 2021, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00703 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the August 30, 2021, Citizen Services report CS00681, be received for information.
  2. That the August 30, 2021, Citizen Services report CS00681 remain private pursuant to sections 16 (disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party), 24 (advice from officials) and 25 (disclosure harmful to economic and other interests of a public body) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act until one month after the selection of the host cities for the event.

Mayor D. Iveson asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m., Monday, August 30, 2021.

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