Minutes for City Council July 17, 2007 meeting by e07H424

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									City Council Minutes
July 17, 2007

Present:
S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons, R. Hayter,
K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
D. Thiele.
Also In Attendance:
A. B. Maurer, City Manager
D. H. Edey, City Clerk


A.       CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

A.1.     Call to Order
         Mayor S. Mandel called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m.
         Councillor D. Thiele was absent.

         Opening Prayer
         Pastor Leslie Smith, Edmonton First Church of the Nazarene, led the
         assembly in prayer.

A.2.     Adoption of Agenda

Moved M. Phair – J. Melnychuk:
                1. That the revised July 17, 2007, City Council meeting agenda
                   be adopted.
                2. That Orders of the Day be changed as follows:
                         Dinner      6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
                 3. Request for Deletion:

F.2.     Bylaw 14606 – Designation of the R.G.J. Smith Residence as a
         Municipal Historic Resource

That the May 22, 2007, Planning and Development                Planning & Dev.
Department report 2007PDP126 be deleted from the
agenda.

                                                                        Carried




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For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan.
Absent:                      D. Thiele.

A.3.     Adoption of Minutes

Moved T. Cavanagh – L. Sloan:
                   That the following meeting minutes be adopted:
                       July 3, 2007, City Council
                       June 27, 2007, Special City Council
                       June 27, 2007, City Council Public Hearing
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan.
Absent:                      D. Thiele.
         Councillor D. Thiele entered the meeting.

A.4.     Protocol Items

         Miss Edmonton (K. Krushell)
         Maya Atallah is the current Miss Edmonton and is present in Chamber
         today. Miss Atallah will be competing for the Miss Canada title, where
         she hopes to win a scholarship. Miss Atallah has been very active
         working on community initiatives in our city.
         On behalf of City Council, Councillor K. Krushell congratulated
         Miss Atallah and Miss Teen Edmonton, Krista Hauff, who was not able
         to be here today.

         Youth Council/Boyle Street Community Services Fundraising
         Initiative (K. Krushell)
         The Youth Council In partnership with the Boyle Street Community
         Services is about to launch a huge new fundraiser called Spare
         Change and the HeART Art Competition.
         This Youth Council initiative wants to help raise $1m in coins to help
         deal with youth homelessness in our city.
         Mr. Ngo, of the Edmonton Viets Association presented a symbolic
         cheque for $500 representing support for this campaign.
         On behalf of City Council, Councillor K. Krushell recognized those
         present in Chamber: representing the Viets Association, Mr. Ngo;
         Tim Mallandaine and Hope Hunter, Boyle Street Community Services;




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         Youth Council members Mel Barclay, Ella Henry, Alex Preston, Lana
         Cuthbertson and Coordinator, Jennifer Wong,

         Jack Rutherford – Bobby Breen Award (T. Cavanagh)
         At the recent Admirals Dinner, Jack Rutherford was presented the
         Bobby Breen Award. Mr. Rutherford was born and raised in
         Edmonton. He was a key player in the Sourdough Raft Races and has
         worked all over western Canada – in communications, the beverage
         industry and finished his working life as the CEO of Western Canada
         Lotteries. For ten years he was the General Manager of the Wildcat
         Football Club before moving to Northlands to become their Parade
         Chairman.
         On behalf of City Council, Councillor T. Cavanagh congratulated
         Mr. Rutherford as a worthy recipient of this award.

         20th Anniversary – Edmonton Tornado (E. Gibbons)
         On July 31, 1987, a tornado touched down in our communities,
         wreaking havoc, destruction and death. That day, 20 years ago,
         became known as Black Friday.
         One of the bright spots that emerged from the tragedy was the
         outpouring of support from Edmontonians. At the impromptu
         Emergency Relief Centre, Edmontonians showed up to bring blankets,
         food and household goods to comfort their fellow citizens. But most of
         all, they brought hope for a new beginning for those who had lost so
         much.
         One area hit particularly hard was the Evergreen Mobile Home
         Community, where half of the community homes were destroyed and
         others damaged. Two years ago, the City of Edmonton and the
         owners of the Park built a wrought iron fence around the trees planted
         in memory of those who lost their lives.
         To honour the memory of those who passed away that day, a moment
         of silence was held.

         Fallen Soldiers (S. Mandel)
         With extreme sadness, Mayor S. Mandel recognized the three
         Edmonton-based soldiers of the 3rd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s
         Canadian Light Infantry, who were killed while on patrol in Afghanistan
         on June 20.
                  Corporal Stephen Frederick Bouzane
                  Private Joel Vincent Wiebe
                  Sergent Christos Karigiannis
         Corporal Stephen Frederick Bouzane was born in Newfoundland and
         was 26 years old. Joining us in Chamber today, we are honoured to



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         welcome Corporal Bouzane’s parents, Moureen and Fred, and his
         sister Kelly.
         Private Joel Vincent Wiebe was born in Edmonton and was 22 years
         old. Joining us in Chamber, we are honoured to welcome Private
         Wiebe’s mother, Sherry Clarke, and his fiancée, AnnaThede.
         Sergent Christos Karigiannis grew up in Montreal and leaves behind
         family in Quebec and Greece. Unable to join us today, the Karigiannis
         family asked that we convey their sincere condolences to the families
         of Corporal Bouzane and Private Wiebe.
         On behalf of City Council and the City of Edmonton, Mayor S. Mandel
         offered deepest sympathies to the families for their loss.
         A moment of silence followed a reading from the Act of Remembrance.

         Recycled Water Line Project (S. Mandel)
         The recycled Water Line Project has earned a total of 11 awards for its
         leading edge technology and environmental leadership. Instead of
         drawing water form the North Saskatchewan River, staff from the City
         of Edmonton and Petro-Canada came up with a different solution. A
         5.5 km pipeline was constructed using new membrane technology to
         filter out wastewater, resulting in 5 million litres of recycled water daily
         being provided to Petrol-Canada’s Edmonton refinery.
         On behalf of City Council, Mayor S. Mandel recognized Alberta
         Environment for its support and the following project consultants,
         contractors and suppliers:
                  Associated Engineering
                  SureForm Construction
                  BEL-MK Engineering
                  Ledcor Construction
                  Zenon Environmental
         Present in Chamber were project participants Pat Given, Associated
         Engineering; Ed Wittstock, Petro-Canada; and Jan Arciszewski,
         G. E. Water; and from the City of Edmonton Bill Burn, John Hodgson,
         Chris Ward and Abdul Mohammed.

         Poet Laureate – Ted Blodgett (S. Mandel)
         On behalf of City Council, Mayor S. Mandel introduced and
         congratulated Edmonton’s new Poet Laureate, Dr. Ted Blodgett. Ted
         came to Canada form the United States in the late ‘60s to teach at the
         University of Alberta and is currently Professor Emeritus of
         Comparative Literature.
         A bilingual edition of Ted’s French language poems will be published
         next year. Of his 17 books of poetry already published, two have been




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         awarded the Governor General’s Award. Dr. Blodgett read two poems
         he had recently written.


B.       PROCEDURAL MATTERS

B.1.     Items Selected for Debate and Vote on Remaining Items
         City Council selected the following items for debate: E.1., E.2., E.3.,
         E.6., E.7., E.11., E.12., E.13., E.16., E.17., E.18., E.20. and private
         items P.2., P.3., P.4., P.6., P.8. and P.9.

Moved T. Cavanagh – J. Melnychuk:

E.       REPORTS

E.4.     Cancellation of August 29, 2007, Audit Committee Meeting

That the August 29, 2007, Audit Committee meeting be              City Manager
cancelled.

E.5.     Closed Circuit Television Funding

That the current unfunded capital project for Closed Circuit      Police
Television in the amount of $1 million be funded through a        Commission
re-allocation from approved capital IT project dollars.

E.8.     10-Year Arena Capital Development Strategy (2009 – 2019)

That the 10-Year Arena Capital Development Strategy               Community Svcs.
(2009 – 2019), as outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 13,        CBP
2007, Community Services Department report
                                                                  Corporate Svcs.
2007CSR012, be approved.                                          AMPW

E.9.     Recreation Facility and Sports Field Plan – Final Report -
         Northeast - Clareview, Southeast - Meadows, and West

1. That the Medium Term Recreation Facility and Sports            Community Svcs.
   Field Plan, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 13,
   2007, Community Services Department report
   2007CSR021, be approved.
2. That Administration prepare a report, to come back to          CS Committee
   Community Services Committee before the end of the             Due: Nov. 19/07
   year, on the feasibility of:




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     a. amending the plan to increase the Clareview and         E.9. cont.
        Meadows proposed Aquatics Facilities to 53 m x
        25 m pools.
     b. including community league space within these
        facilities.                                             Mayor
3. That the Mayor write a letter to the Edmonton Public
   School Board and the Edmonton Separate School
   Board, with copies to the Minister of Municipal Affairs
   and the Minister of Education, on the plans for the
   Clareview school sites.

E.10. Greater Edmonton Foundation’s (GEF) 2006 Budget Surplus

That the Greater Edmonton Foundation be permitted to            AMPW
retain $849,085 of its 2006 budget surplus for its restricted   Greater
debt retirement reserve. subject to the Greater Edmonton        Edmonton
Foundation obtaining a matching grant from the Province         Foundation
by November 30, 2007.
                                                                Motion Amended
                                                                November 26/08
                                                                Council Meeting

E.14. Secondary Suites and Multi-family Development -
      Recommended Approach to Expand Opportunities for
      Secondary Suites in Residential Land Use Zones, and
      Opportunities for Secondary Suites and Multi-family
      Development in Commercial Zones

That Administration’s phased-in approach to expand the          Planning & Dev.
opportunity for Secondary and Garage Suites, as outlined
in the June 22, 2007, Planning and Development
Department report 2007PDP038, be approved.

E.15. Edmonton Housing Trust Fund – 2007 Donation by the City of
      Edmonton

That a donation of $1,179,100 to the Edmonton Housing           AMPW
Trust Fund for 2007, as per the Terms and Conditions            Corporate Svcs.
listed in Attachment 1 of the June 29, 2007, Asset
Management and Public Works Department report                   CBP
2007PW5744, be approved and that the agreement be               City Manager
acceptable in form to the City Manager.




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E.19. Recognition of Mayors Committee – Final Report

1. That the following recognition items be approved:            Corporate Svcs.
    a. For former Mayors of the City of Edmonton -
       tempered glass panels centred on concrete pillars        Community Svcs.
       with etched aluminium or direct screened
       photographic images, to be placed in the
       passageways on the second floor of City Hall
       (between the Mayor’s Office and Council Chamber
       and between the Office of the Councillors and
       Council Chamber), as outlined in Attachment 1 of
       the June 19, 2007, Recognition of Mayors
       Committee report.
    b. For former Mayors and Councils of the City of
       Edmonton - Council panels describing significant
       City milestones, to be placed in the passageways
       on the second floor of City History (between the
       Mayor’s Office and the Office of the Councillors), as
       outlined in Attachment 3 of the June 19, 2007,
       Recognition of Mayors Committee report.
    c. For major milestones in the history of Edmonton,
       including recognition of the contributions of former
       Mayors and Councils of the City of Edmonton to
       these milestones - an interactive website and DVD,
       with kiosks located on the main floor of City Hall, as
       outlined in Attachment 2 of the June 19, 2007,
       Recognition of Mayors Committee report.
2. That after the 2007 General Municipal Election,
   Administration update the Portraits for current
   Councillors, as contained in Attachment 4 of the June
   19, 2007, Recognition of Mayors Committee report.
3. That Administration update the displays and interactive
   website/DVD after every General Municipal Election, as
   required.
4. That, upon Council’s approval, Administration proceed
   with implementing Part 1 of the motion within existing
   budgets.




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P.       PRIVATE

P.1.     Edmonton Police Commission Chair Report

That the citizen-at-large appointments to the Edmonton              City Manager
Police Commission as outlined in Attachment 1 of the July
12, 2007, Office of the City Manager report 2007CACA17
be approved.

P.5.     EPCOR

1. That the City of Edmonton provide $125,000 in 2007               City Manager
   from Council Contingency and $125,000 in 2008                    CBP
   Budget to support the development of the Rossdale
   Water Centre Association.                                        Corporate Svcs.
2. That the July 6, 2007, Office of the City Manager report         EPCOR
   2007CMO051 remain private pursuant to section 25 of
   the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy             Due: Dec. 3/07
   Act.

P.7.     Acquisition of Property for the Southwest Integrated Service
         Facility

1. That the acquisition of the property legally described in        AMPW
   Attachment 1 of, and in accordance with the price and            Corporate Svcs.
   terms outlined in, the June 27, 2007, Asset
   Management and Public Works Department report                    CBP
   2007PW7581, be approved.
2. That the 2007-08 Capital Budgets for Strategic Land
   Acquisition (06-75-2022) be increased, as outlined in
   June 27, 2007, Asset Management and Public Works
   Department report 2007PW7581, with source of
   funding being Land Enterprise Retained Earnings.
3. That the June 27, 2007, Asset Management and Public
   Works Department report 2007PW7581 remain private
   pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information
   and Protection of Privacy Act

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.




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B.3.     Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate


G.       SECOND AND THIRD READING BYLAWS

G.1.     Bylaw 14591 - To authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake,
         construct, and finance Sanitary Drainage Projects – 10 Years

G.2.     Bylaw 14592 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to
         undertake, construct, and finance Sanitary Drainage Projects –
         25 Years

G.3.     Bylaw 14593 - To authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake,
         construct, and finance Land Drainage Projects – 25 Years

G.4.     Bylaw 14612 - To authorize the City of Edmonton to construct,
         finance, and assess Curb Crossing Local Improvement

Moved B. Anderson – M. Nickel:
                   That Bylaws 14591, 14592, 14593 and 14612 be read a second
                   time.
                                                                             Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

Moved B. Anderson – M. Nickel:

That Bylaws 14591, 14592, 14593 and 14612 be read a                 Distribution List
third time.

                                                                             Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.




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C.       ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES

C.1.     International Polar Year (K. Leibovici)

International Polar Year is currently being celebrated and         City Manager
there is global interest in Arctic Studies not only in the area
of scientific research but in areas such as education,
culture and health care.                                           Exec. Committee
Edmonton is well positioned to host an Arctic Centre of            Due: Nov. 7/07
Excellence (ACE) which would become a focal point for
integration of circumpolar research being conducted
worldwide.
Can Administration provide the following:
1.     List of the Arctic Centres that currently exist in Canada
       and worldwide and outline their mandates.
2.     What would Edmonton’s Arctic Centre of Excellence
       role be in integrating the activities of those other
       centres as well as providing a physical facility for
       public access and life-long learning?
3.     Would there be interest from the northern, territorial,
       federal and municipal governments to support the
       Arctic Centre of Excellence?
4.     Would there be interest from the University of Alberta
       the University of Calgary, Capital Health Authority and
       Telus World of Science to support the Centre. Are
       there other partners that would be involved with the
       development of a Centre?
5.     What would be the economic, cultural and educational
       opportunities that could generate from the ACE.
6.     How would the ACE be funded?
Please provide a response to Executive Committee.

C.2.     LRT, BRT and Transit Centre Projects (K. Leibovici)

1. What current policies and design guidelines are in              Transportation
   place for LRT, BRT and Transit Centre projects with
   respect to noise, landscaping and screen fencing?
                                                           TPW Committee
2. Based on experience to date on the South LRT, what
   policy and/or design guideline changes would be         Due: Nov. 6/07
   needed to ensure that community mitigation through
   landscaping and screen fencing could be put in place to
   ensure consistency of all existing and proposed LRT,



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     BRT and Transit Centres while also respecting                 C.2. cont.
     compatibility with community character?
The response should return to Transportation and Public
Works Committee.


E.       REPORTS

E.3.     2007 City Council Orientation and Training Plan
Moved T. Cavanagh – J. Melnychuk:
                   1. That City Policy C530 - Council Orientation and Training
                      (Attachment 1 of the June 21, 2007, Office of the City
                      Manager report 2007CMC039) be approved.
                   2. That the 2007 City Council Orientation and Training Plan
                      outlined in Attachment 2 of the June 21, 2007, Office of the
                      City Manager report 2007CMC039 be approved.
         A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council's questions.
Amendment Moved K. Leibovici – S. Mandel:
                   That the November 16, 2007, City Council meeting facilitated
                   session on New City Vision (Attachment of the June 21, 2007,
                   Office of the City Manager report 2007CMC039) adjourn at
                   4:30 p.m. instead of noon.
         A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council's questions.
                                                                            Carried
For the
Amendment:                   S. Mandel; B. Anderson, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan.
Opposed:                     J. Batty, J. Melnychuk, M. Phair, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      M. Nickel.
Motion, As Amended, on Item E.3., put:

1. That City Policy C530, Council Orientation and Training         City Manager
   (Attachment 1 of the June 21, 2007, Office of the City
   Manager report 2007CMC039) be approved.
2. That the 2007 City Council Orientation and Training
   Plan outlined in Attachment 2 of the June 21, 2007,
   Office of the City Manager report 2007CMC039 be
   approved with the following change:
         That the November 16, 2007, City Council meeting
         facilitated session on New City Vision adjourn at
         4:30 p.m. instead of noon.

         D. H. Edey, City Clerk, answered Council's questions.



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                                                                                    Carried
For the Motion
As Amended:                  S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel.

E.6.     Recommendation for Additional Canada-Alberta Municipal
         Rural Infrastructure Fund Grant
Moved M. Phair – D. Thiele:
                   That Administration apply to the Canada-Alberta Municipal
                   Rural Infrastructure Fund for a $4 million contribution towards
                   construction of two artificial turf playing surfaces
Amendment Moved B. Anderson – J. Melnychuk:
                   That “two artificial turf playing surfaces” be replaced with “as
                   many artificial turf playing surfaces as planning and finances will
                   produce.”
         L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department;
         A. Giesbrecht, Corporate Business Planning Department; R. Smyth
         and B. Badger, Community Services Department; A. B. Maurer, City
         Manager; and P. Tarnawsky, General Manager, Corporate Business
         Planning Department, answered Council's questions.
                                                                                    Carried
For the
Amendment:                   S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, D. Thiele.
Opposed:                     L. Sloan.

Amendment Moved R. Hayter – K. Leibovici:
                   That the following part 2 be added:
                             That Administration also review the option for
                             baseball/softball fields for funding as part of this
                             application under this program.
         B. Badger, Community Services Department, answered Council's
         questions.
                                                                                    Carried
For the
Amendment:                   S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.



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Motion, As Amended, on item E.6., put:

1. That Administration apply to the Canada-Alberta                  CBP
   Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund for a $4 million
   contribution towards construction of as many artificial
   turf playing surfaces as planning and finances will              Community Svcs.
   produce.
2. That Administration also review the option for
   baseball/softball fields for funding as part of this
   application under this program.

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion
As Amended:                  S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

E.1.     Seeking a Sustainable Approach - The Final Report of the
         Edmonton Community Drug Strategy Task Force
Moved J. Melnychuk – M. Phair:
                   1. That Administration identify, establish and resource a
                      sustainable administrative program for the ongoing work of
                      the Edmonton Community Drug Strategy partnership.
                   2. That “Seeking a Sustainable Approach -The Final Report of
                      the Edmonton Community Drug Strategy Task Force” as
                      outlined in Attachment 1, of the June 25, 2007, Edmonton
                      Community Drug Strategy report 2007CACD01 be received
                      for information.
         K. Barnhart, Community Services Department, made a presentation.
         G. Nelson, Co-Chair, Edmonton Community Drug Strategy Task Force,
         made a presentation and answered Council’s questions.
         Mayor S. Mandel vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor M. Phair
         presided. Mayor S. Mandel left the meeting.
         K. Barnhart, Community Services Department, answered Council's
         questions.
         Mayor S. Mandel re-entered the meeting. Deputy Mayor M. Phair
         vacated the Chair and Mayor S. Mandel presided.
         D. H. Edey, City Clerk; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered
         Council's questions.




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Motion on item E.1., put:

1. That Administration identify, establish and resource a           Community Svcs.
   sustainable administrative program for the ongoing               Edmonton
   work of the Edmonton Community Drug Strategy                     Community Drug
   partnership.                                                     Strategy Task
2. That “Seeking a Sustainable Approach -The Final                  Force
   Report of the Edmonton Community Drug Strategy
   Task Force” as outlined in Attachment 1, of the June
   25, 2007, Edmonton Community Drug Strategy report
   2007CACD01 be received for information.

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.
         Mayor S. Mandel vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor M. Phair
         presided.
         D. H. Edey, City Clerk; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered
         Council's questions.

         Safe Edmonton – Council Involvement
Moved S. Mandel – J. Melnychuk:

That Administration prepare a report on Safe Edmonton               Community Svcs.
and outline how Councillors/Mayor might be involved.                Due: Sep. 11/07

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.
         Deputy Mayor M. Phair vacated the Chair and Mayor S. Mandel
         presided.

E.7.     The City of Edmonton’s Response to the Proposed Child Care
         Licensing Regulation - Building Quality Child Care Together -
         Questionnaire
Moved K. Krushell – M. Phair:

That Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, respond            Mayor
to the Ministry of Children’s Services’ Proposed Child Care         Community Svcs.



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Licensing Regulation by way of the completed                         E.7. cont.
questionnaire as outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 15,
2007, Community Services Department report
2007CSW023.

                                                                                Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, M. Nickel,
                             M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      T. Cavanagh, J. Melnychuk.

F.3.     Bylaw 14586 - Designation of the William Blakey Residence,
         13526 – 101 Avenue, as a Municipal Historic Resource

Moved B. Anderson – M. Nickel:
                   That item F.3. be dealt with now.
                                                                                Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, M. Nickel,
                             M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      T. Cavanagh, J. Melnychuk.

Moved D. Thiele – E. Gibbons:
                   That Bylaw 14586 be read a first time.
                                                                                Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, M. Nickel,
                             M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      T. Cavanagh, J. Melnychuk.

Moved D. Thiele – E. Gibbons:
                   That Bylaw 14586 be read a second time.
                                                                                Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, M. Nickel,
                             M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      T. Cavanagh, J. Melnychuk.

Moved D. Thiele – E. Gibbons:
                   That Bylaw 14586 be considered for third reading.
                                                                                Carried




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For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, M. Nickel,
                             M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      T. Cavanagh, J. Melnychuk.

Moved D. Thiele – E. Gibbons:

That Bylaw 14586 be read a third time.                               Distribution List

                                                                                Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, M. Nickel,
                             M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      T. Cavanagh, J. Melnychuk.


E.       REPORTS

E.12. Ed Tel Endowment Fund
Moved M. Phair – J. Batty:
                   That item E.12. be dealt with now.
                                                                                Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      T. Cavanagh.
Moved M. Phair – E. Gibbons:
                   1. That Administration bring forward a bylaw amending the Ed
                      Tel Endowment Fund Bylaw 11713, according to the
                      following changes:
                        a. The spending rate be raised to 5% effective for the 2008
                           dividend.
                        b. That the date for determining the dividend be changed to
                           June 30.
                        c. That the dividend for 2008 be based on the market value
                           of the fund as of June 30, 2007.
                   2. That the amending bylaw be brought forward to the August
                      28, 2007, City Council meeting for first reading.
                   3. That if Council passes the first reading on August 28, 2007:
                        a. A non-statutory public hearing be held at the September
                           11, 2007, City Council meeting at 1:30 p.m., on the bylaw
                           to amend the Ed Tel Endowment Fund Bylaw 11713.



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                        b. The amending bylaw and non-statutory public hearing be
                           advertised.
         A. B. Maurer, City Manager; and J. Tustian, General Manager,
         Corporate Services Department, answered Council's questions.
Moved M. Phair – J. Batty:
                   That Orders of the Day be extended to complete item E.12.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      T. Cavanagh.
         E. Mulyk, Corporate Services Department; A. B. Maurer, City Manager;
         and J. Tustian, General Manager, Corporate Services Department,
         answered Council's questions.
Motion on Item E.12., put:

1. That Administration bring forward a bylaw amending               Corporate Svcs.
   the Ed Tel Endowment Fund Bylaw 11713, according
   to the following changes:
    a. The spending rate be raised to 5% effective for the
       2008 dividend.
    b. That the date for determining the dividend be
       changed to June 30.
     c. That the dividend for 2008 be based on the market
        value of the fund as of June 30, 2007.
2. That the amending bylaw be brought forward to the                Due: Aug. 28/07
   August 28, 2007, City Council meeting for first reading.
3. That if Council passes the first reading on August 28,
   2007:
    a. A non-statutory public hearing be held at the
       September 11, 2007, City Council meeting at
       1:30 p.m., on the bylaw to amend the Ed Tel
       Endowment Fund Bylaw 11713.
    b. The amending bylaw and non-statutory public
       hearing be advertised.

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan.
Absent:                      D. Thiele.



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         Council recessed at 12:09 p.m.
         Council reconvened at 1:30 p.m.
         Councillors B. Anderson, J. Batty, K. Krushell, and L. Sloan were
         absent.

E.2.     Program Delivery Model for the Automated Traffic
         Enforcement Program
Moved T. Cavanagh – J. Melnychuk:

1. That the recommended delivery model for automated         Corporate Svcs.
   traffic enforcement (described in Part VIII of Attachment
   1 of the June 21, 2007, Corporate Services Department
   report 2007COG003) be approved.
2. That a financing strategy containing the following
   components be approved:
    Capital Funding of $3.9 million from an internal loan.
    After implementation, funds to be repaid through       CBP
      harvested cost savings by 2010.
3. That the revenues from the Photo Radar program and
   associated contract expenditures be moved to the
   City’s Corporate Revenue and Expenditures Program
   commencing in the 2009 budget year.

         S. Phipps, Corporate Services Department (Law), answered Council’s
         questions.
         Councillors B. Anderson, K. Krushell and L. Sloan entered the meeting.
         A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council’s questions.
         Councillor J. Batty entered the meeting.
         D. Eastcott, Edmonton Police Service, answered Council’s questions.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Opposed:                     M. Nickel.

E.11. Comprehensive Snow Removal Policy
Moved J. Melnychuk – R. Hayter:

That Policy C409E, Winter Road Maintenance Program                  Transportation
(Attachment 1 of the May 15, 2007, Transportation
Department report 2007TD4934) be approved.




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         M. Koziol, Transportation Department, answered Council’s questions.
         Mayor S. Mandel vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor M. Phair
         presided. Mayor S. Mandel left the meeting.
         B. Belcourt, Transportation Department, answered Council’s questions.
         Mayor S. Mandel re-entered the meeting. Deputy Mayor M. Phair
         vacated the Chair and Mayor S. Mandel presided.
         A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council’s questions.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Opposed:                     M. Phair.

E.13. Joint Use Agreement–Shared Use of Facilities
Moved K. Leibovici – J. Batty:

That a new Joint Use Agreement with the Edmonton Public Community Svcs.
School Board, Edmonton Catholic School Board and North
Central Francophone School Board, in accordance with       City Manager
the terms as outlined in Attachment 1 of the July 3, 2007,
Community Services Department report 2007CSR026, be
approved and that the agreement be acceptable in form to
the City Manager.

         R. Smyth and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services
         Department, answered Council’s questions.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

E.16. Natural Area Systems Policy
Moved J. Melnychuk – D. Thiele:

1. That City Policy C-531, Natural Area Systems, be                 AMPW
   approved.
2. That City Policy C-467, Conservation of Natural Sites in
   Edmonton’s Table Lands, be rescinded.

         G. Pearsell, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and
         A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council’s questions.




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         Mayor S. Mandel vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor M. Phair
         presided. Mayor S. Mandel left the meeting.
         L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department,
         answered Council’s questions.
         Mayor S. Mandel re-entered the meeting. Deputy Mayor M. Phair
         vacated the Chair and Mayor S. Mandel presided.
                                                                              Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

E.17. 111 Street Screen Fence – Malmo/Lendrum
Moved M. Nickel – B. Anderson:
                   1.    That an 8-foot double boarded wooden fence, in the
                         location identified in Attachment 1 of the June 20, 2007,
                         Transportation Department report 2007TD7106, be
                         approved at a cost of $225,000.
                   2.    That a 3-foot matching single boarded wooden fence
                         around the McLaurin Baptist Church parking lot be
                         approved at a cost of $6,000.
         W. Mandryk, B. Smid and B. Stephenson, Transportation Department;
         and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council’s questions.
         Members of Council requested the Motion be split for voting purposes.
Part 1 of Motion, put:
                   1.    That an 8-foot double boarded wooden fence, in the
                         location identified in Attachment 1 of the June 20, 2007,
                         Transportation Department report 2007TD7106, be
                         approved at a cost of $225,000.
                                                                              Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan.
Opposed:                     R. Hayter, D. Thiele.

Part 2 of Motion, put:
                   2.    That a 3-foot matching single boarded wooden fence
                         around the McLaurin Baptist Church parking lot be
                         approved at a cost of $6,000.
                                                                              Carried




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For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             K. Leibovici, M. Nickel, L. Sloan.
Opposed:                     E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Phair, D. Thiele.
Summary of Council’s Decision on Item E.17.:

1. That an 8-foot double boarded wooden fence, in the                Transportation
   location identified in Attachment 1 of the June 20, 2007,
   Transportation Department report 2007TD7106, be
   approved at a cost of $225,000.
2. That a 3-foot matching single boarded wooden fence
   around the McLaurin Baptist Church parking lot be
   approved at a cost of $6,000.


P.       PRIVATE
Moved M. Phair – T. Cavanagh:
                   That Council recess and reconvene in private to discuss the
                   following items:
                   P.2.      Edmonton Research Park Development Proposal
                             Section 24 of Freedom of Information and Protection of
                             Privacy Act
                   P.3.      23 Avenue – Verbal Report
                             Sections 21, 24 and 25 of Freedom of Information and
                             Protection of Privacy Act
                   P.4.      Regional Initiatives – Verbal Report
                             Section 21 of Freedom of Information and Protection of
                             Privacy Act
                   P.6.      Acquisition of Land in South Edmonton
                             Section 25 of Freedom of Information and Protection of
                             Privacy Act
                   P.8.      Edmonton Grand Prix – Verbal Update
                             Sections 16, 21, 24 and 25 of Freedom of Information
                             and Protection of Privacy Act
                   P.9.      Process for the City Manager and City Auditor
                             Performance Evaluations
                             Sections 16, 23 and 25 of Freedom of Information and
                             Protection of Privacy Act
                                                                             Carried




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For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.
Moved J. Batty – M. Nickel:
                   That Council meet in public.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.
                   Council met in public at 5:47 p.m.

P.2.     Edmonton Research Park Development Proposal

Moved M. Nickel – J. Batty:
                   1.    That the terms and conditions for the Edmonton Research
                         Park Development Proposal, as outlined in Attachment 1 of
                         the July 17, 2007, Edmonton Economic Development
                         Corporation report 2007EEDC01, be approved.
                   2.    That the July 17, 2007, Edmonton Economic Development
                         Corporation report 2007EEDC01 remain private pursuant to
                         section 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of
                         Privacy Act.
                   Members of Council requested that the motion be split for voting
                   purposes.

Part 1 of Motion, put:
                   1.    That the terms and conditions for the Edmonton Research
                         Park Development Proposal, as outlined in Attachment 1 of
                         the July 17, 2007, Edmonton Economic Development
                         Corporation report 2007EEDC01, be approved.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Opposed:                     M. Phair.

Part 2 of Motion, put:
                   2.    That the July 17, 2007, Edmonton Economic Development
                         Corporation report 2007EEDC01 remain private pursuant to




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                         section 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of
                         Privacy Act.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

Summary of Council’s Decision on Item P.2.:

1.     That the terms and conditions for the Edmonton               EEDC
       Research Park Development Proposal, as outlined in
       Attachment 1 of the July 17, 2007, Edmonton
       Economic Development Corporation report
       2007EEDC01, be approved.
2.     That the July 17, 2007, Edmonton Economic
       Development Corporation report 2007EEDC01 remain
       private pursuant to section 24 of the Freedom of
       Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


P.3.     23 Avenue – Verbal Report

Moved M. Nickel – D. Thiele:

That the verbal report be received for information and              Transportation
remain private pursuant to sections 21, 24, and 25 of the
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

P.4.     Regional Initiatives – Verbal Report

Moved M. Nickel – J. Batty:

That the verbal report be received for information and              City Manager
remain private pursuant to section 21 of the Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

                                                                            Carried




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For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

P.6.     Acquisition of Land in South Edmonton
Moved M. Nickel – D. Thiele:

1.     That the acquisition of property located in south            AMPW
       Edmonton, in accordance with the price, terms, and
       conditions outlined in the June 27, 2007, Asset
       Management and Public Works Department report
       2007PW2954, be approved.
2.     That the 2007-08 Capital Budget for Residential Land
       Acquisition (05-75-2010), as outlined in the June 27,
       2007, Asset Management and Public Works                      Corporate Svcs.
       Department report 2007PW2954, with funding                   CBP
       provided by Land Enterprise Retained Earnings, be
       increased.
3.     That the June 27, 2007, Asset Management and
       Public Works Department report 2007PW2954 remain
       private pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of
       Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.
P.8.     Edmonton Grand Prix – Verbal Update
Moved M. Nickel – D. Thiele:

That the verbal report be received for information and              City Manager
remain private pursuant to sections 16, 21, 24 and 25 of
the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.




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         Edmonton Grand Prix – Update in January 2008
Moved M. Phair – D. Thiele:

That Administration provide an update on the Edmonton               City Manager
Grand Prix in January 2008.                                         Due: Jan. 2008

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

P.9.     Process for the City Manager and City Auditor Performance
         Evaluations

Moved J. Melnychuk – J. Batty:

1.     That the recommendations included in Attachment 1            City Manager
       of the July 16, 2007, City Manager and City Auditor
       Performance Evaluation Committee report be
       approved.
2.     That the July 16, 2007, City Manager and City Auditor
       Performance Evaluation Committee report remain
       private pursuant to sections 16, 23 and 25 of the
       Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

F.       FIRST READING BYLAW

F.1.     Bylaw 14474 - To authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake,
         remediate, and finance Strathcona Shooting Range – Lead
         Remediation

Moved M. Nickel – E. Gibbons:
                   That item F.1. be dealt with now.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.



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Moved D. Thiele – M. Nickel:

That Bylaw 14474 be read a first time.                              Corporate Svcs.

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

E.       REPORTS

E.20. Scheduling of Special City Council Public Hearing Dates

Moved M. Nickel – L. Sloan:
                   That item E.20. be dealt with now.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Opposed:                     J. Batty.

Moved T. Cavanagh – E. Gibbons:
                   1. That the Special City Council Public Hearing dates and
                      Orders of the Day, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the July
                      13, 2007, Office of the City Manager report 2007CMC041,
                      be approved.
                   2. That the September 10, 2007, City Council meeting (Civic
                      Agencies, Intergovernmental Bodies, Council Initiatives) be
                      cancelled.
         D. H. Edey, City Clerk; and M. Garrett, Acting General Manager,
         Planning and Development Department, answered Council's
         questions.

Amendment Moved M. Phair – K. Leibovici:
                   That the following three Special City Council Public Hearing
                   dates recommended in Attachment 1 of the July 13, 2007,
                   Office of the City Manager report 2007CMC041 be deleted:
                             August 27, 29 and September 6, 2007
                                                                            Carried




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For the
Amendment:                   S. Mandel; B. Anderson, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Phair, L. Sloan.
Opposed:                     J. Batty, M. Nickel, D. Thiele.
         D. H. Edey, City Clerk; and M. Garrett, Acting General Manager,
         Planning and Development Department, answered Council's
         questions.

1. That the Special City Council Public Hearing dates of     City Manager
   August 24 and September 10, 2007, and Orders of the
   Day outlined in Attachment 1 of the July 13, 2007, Office
   of the City Manager report 2007CMC041 be approved.
2. That the September 10, 2007, City Council meeting
   (Civic Agencies, Intergovernmental Bodies, Council
   Initiatives) be cancelled.

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion
As Amended:                  S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.

E.18. Lewis Estates to Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Plan
Moved J. Batty – M. Phair:

1. That the recommended route for Bus Rapid Transit from             Transportation
   Lewis Estates Transit Centre to Downtown, as outlined             Due: Apr. 2008
   in Attachment 1 of the June 18, 2007, Transportation
   Department report 2007TD5216-2, be approved for
   more detailed planning.
2. That Administration:
    a. Work with communities, businesses and institutional
       stakeholders along the proposed Bus Rapid Transit
       route to develop more detailed plans, including
       details of property requirements, community impact
       mitigation, costs and strategies to integrate Bus
       Rapid Transit into planned redevelopment initiatives.
    b. Work with communities and businesses adjacent to
       107 Avenue between 149 Street and 116 Street to
       develop more detailed plans for roadway
       improvements to accommodate traffic capacity
       displaced from Stony Plain Road, including



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         strategies to address any associated community             E.18. cont.
         impacts and cost estimates.
    c. Include a review of an upgraded Express Route 100
       with additional significant stops compared with time,
       ridership and costs of 107/Stony Plain Road.
    d. Provide information on the proposed routes in
       Attachment 1 of the June 18, 2007, Transportation
       Department report 2007TD5216-2 and upgraded
       Express Route 100 if no changes were made to the
       Stony Plain roadway between 149 and 142 Street as
       to time/cost and ridership.
    e. Include information on the feasibility of
       bus/pedestrian/bicycle traffic on Stony Plain Road
       from 124 Street to 149 Street as an alternative
       option.
    f. Include other possible solutions that Administration
       might suggest.
    g. Ensure that there is full disclosure to the general
       public, in a timely manner, of project costs of the
       various options being considered before further
       system or route decisions are made.
and prepare a report for City Council in early April 2008

                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Opposed:                     R. Hayter.

         Mayor S. Mandel vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor M. Phair
         presided.

E.21. Rideau Park – Bylaw 14605
         Mayor S. Mandel requested the permission of Council to make a
         Motion Without Notice to renew and rescind a motion on Bylaw 14605,
         and to hold a new public hearing.
         D. H. Edey, City Clerk; and B. Stephenson, Acting General Manager,
         Transportation Department, answered Council's questions.
Moved D. Thiele – M. Nickel:
                   That Mayor S. Mandel be permitted to make a Motion Without
                   Notice to renew and rescind a motion on Bylaw 14605, and to
                   hold a new public hearing.




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                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                             M. Nickel, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Opposed:                     J. Melnychuk, M. Phair.
Moved S. Mandel – B. Anderson:

1. That City Council renew the following motion which             Planning & Dev.
   was lost at the June 11, 2007, City Council Public
   Hearing:
         Moved T. Cavanagh – M. Nickel:
         That Bylaw 14605 (Closure of a portion of
         Walkway in Plan 1452TR, Block 24, Lot 13W,
         located east of 4215 - 109 Street and 4136 - 108
         Street, Rideau Park) be read a first time.
2. That City Council rescind the following motion which
   was passed at the June 11, 2007, City Council Public
   Hearing:
       That the public hearing on Bylaw 14605 be closed. CCPH
3. That Bylaw 14605 be referred to Administration to     Due: Sep. 5/07
   provide notification and to advertise a new public
   hearing to be held on September 5, 2007, and that
   this be at the City's expense.

         Mayor S. Mandel left the meeting.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, M. Nickel,
                             L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Opposed:                     J. Melnychuk, M. Phair.
Absent:                      S. Mandel.

E.22. Chapala, Mexico – Twinning with the City of Edmonton
         Councillor R. Hayter requested the permission of Council to make a
         Motion Without Notice on entering into a twinning relationship with
         Chapala, Mexico.
Moved M. Nickel – K. Krushell:
                   That Councillor R. Hayter be permitted to make a Motion
                   Without Notice on entering into a twinning relationship with
                   Chapala, Mexico.
                                                                            Carried




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For the Motion:              B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Opposed:                     M. Phair.
Absent:                      S. Mandel.

Moved R. Hayter – M. Nickel:

That the formal request from the Mayor of Chapala,                City Manager
Mexico, to enter into a twinning relationship with the City
of Edmonton be referred to Administration to prepare a            Exec. Committee
report for Executive Committee’s consideration.                   Due: Nov. 7/07

         D. H. Edey, City Clerk, answered Council's questions.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      S. Mandel.

E.23. National Transit Strategy for Canada
         Councillor D. Thiele requested the permission of Council to make a
         Motion Without Notice on endorsing the National Transit Strategy for
         Canada.
Moved M. Nickel – K. Leibovici:
                   That Councillor D. Thiele be permitted to make a Motion Without
                   Notice on endorsing the National Transit Strategy for Canada.
                                                                            Carried
For the Motion:              B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      S. Mandel.

Moved D. Thiele – K. Leibovici:

That the City of Edmonton endorse the National Transit            Mayor
Strategy for Canada and that Mayor S. Mandel forward              Transportation
this endorsement to the Federation of Canadian
Municipalities.

         B. Stephenson, Acting General Manager, Transportation Department,
         answered Council's questions.
                                                                            Carried




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For the Motion:              B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, M. Phair, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
Absent:                      S. Mandel.


R.       NOTICES OF MOTION

         Deputy Mayor M. Phair asked whether there were any Notices of
         Motion. There were none.


S.       ADJOURNMENT

         The meeting adjourned at 6:36 p.m.




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Mayor                                           City Clerk




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                                         INDEX
                             CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
                                     JULY 17, 2007
A.   CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS ....................................... 1
   A.1. Call to Order ..................................................................................... 1
         Opening Prayer ................................................................................ 1
   A.2. Adoption of Agenda.......................................................................... 1
   A.3. Adoption of Minutes ......................................................................... 2
   A.4. Protocol Items .................................................................................. 2
         Miss Edmonton (K. Krushell) ............................................................ 2
         Youth Council/Boyle Street Community Services Fundraising
         Initiative (K. Krushell) ....................................................................... 2
         Jack Rutherford – Bobby Breen Award (T. Cavanagh) .................... 3
         20th Anniversary – Edmonton Tornado (E. Gibbons)........................ 3
         Fallen Soldiers (S. Mandel) .............................................................. 3
         Recycled Water Line Project (S. Mandel) ........................................ 4
         Poet Laureate – Ted Blodgett (S. Mandel) ....................................... 4
C.     ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES .......................................................... 10
   C.1. International Polar Year (K. Leibovici) ............................................ 10
   C.2. LRT, BRT and Transit Centre Projects (K. Leibovici) ..................... 10
E. REPORTS ............................................................................................... 5
   E.1. Seeking a Sustainable Approach - The Final Report of the
         Edmonton Community Drug Strategy Task Force .......................... 13
         Safe Edmonton .............................................................................. 14
   E.2. Program Delivery Model for the Automated Traffic Enforcement
         Program ......................................................................................... 18
   E.3. 2007 City Council Orientation and Training Plan ........................... 11
   E.4. Cancellation of August 29, 2007, Audit Committee Meeting ............ 5
   E.5. Closed Circuit Television Funding .................................................... 5
   E.6. Recommendation for Additional Canada-Alberta Municipal Rural
         Infrastructure Fund Grant ............................................................... 12
   E.7. The City of Edmonton’s Response to the Proposed Child Care
         Licensing Regulation - Building Quality Child Care Together -
         Questionnaire ................................................................................. 14
   E.8. 10-Year Arena Capital Development Strategy (2009 – 2019) .......... 5
   E.9. Recreation Facility and Sports Field Plan – Final Report - Northeast
         - Clareview, Southeast - Meadows, and West ................................. 5
   E.10. Greater Edmonton Foundation’s (GEF) 2006 Budget Surplus ......... 6
   E.14. Secondary Suites and Multi-family Development - Recommended
         Approach to Expand Opportunities for Secondary Suites in
         Residential Land Use Zones, and Opportunities for Secondary
         Suites and Multi-family Development in Commercial Zones ............ 6
   E.11. Comprehensive Snow Removal Policy .......................................... 18
   E.12. Ed Tel Endowment Fund ................................................................ 16
   E.13. Joint Use Agreement–Shared Use of Facilities .............................. 19
   E.15. Edmonton Housing Trust Fund – 2007 Donation by the City of
         Edmonton ......................................................................................... 6
   E.16. Natural Area Systems Policy .......................................................... 19

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   E.17. 111 Street Screen Fence – Malmo/Lendrum ................................. 20
   E.18. Lewis Estates to Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Plan ...................... 27
   E.19. Recognition of Mayors Committee – Final Report ............................ 7
   E.20. Scheduling of Special City Council Public Hearing Dates .............. 26
   E.21. Rideau Park – Bylaw 14605 ........................................................... 28
   E.22. Chapala, Mexico – Twinning with the City of Edmonton ................ 29
   E.23. National Transit Strategy for Canada ............................................. 30
F. FIRST READING BYLAW ..................................................................... 25
   F.1. Bylaw 14474 - To authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake,
         remediate, and finance Strathcona Shooting Range – Lead
         Remediation ................................................................................... 25
   F.2. Bylaw 14506 - Designation of the R.G.J. Smith Residence as a
         Municipal Historic Resource – DELETED FROM AGENDA...............
   F.3. Bylaw 14586 - Designation of the William Blakey Residence, 13526
         – 101 Avenue, as a Municipal Historic Resource ........................... 15
G.     SECOND AND THIRD READING BYLAWS ........................................ 9
   G.1. Bylaw 14591 - To authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake,
         construct, and finance Sanitary Drainage Projects – 10 Years ........ 9
   G.2. Bylaw 14592 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to
         undertake, construct, and finance Sanitary Drainage Projects – 25
         Years................................................................................................ 9
   G.3. Bylaw 14593 - To authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake,
         construct, and finance Land Drainage Projects – 25 Years ............. 9
   G.4. Bylaw 14612 - To authorize the City of Edmonton to construct,
         finance, and assess Curb Crossing Local Improvement .................. 9
P. PRIVATE ............................................................................................... 21
   P.1. Edmonton Police Commission Chair Report .................................... 8
   P.2. Edmonton Research Park Development Proposal ......................... 21
   P.3. 23 Avenue – Verbal Report ............................................................ 21
   P.4. Regional Initiatives – Verbal Report ............................................... 21
   P.5. EPCOR ............................................................................................ 8
   P.6. Acquisition of Land in South Edmonton .....................................21/24
   P.8. Edmonton Grand Prix – Verbal Update .......................................... 21
   P.9. Process for the City Manager and City Auditor Performance
         Evaluations .................................................................................... 21
   P.2. Edmonton Research Park Development Proposal ......................... 22
   P.3. 23 Avenue – Verbal Report ............................................................ 23
   P.4. Regional Initiatives – Verbal Report ............................................... 23
   P.7. Acquisition of Property for the Southwest Integrated Service
         Facility .............................................................................................. 8
   P.8. Edmonton Grand Prix – Verbal Update .......................................... 24
         Edmonton Grand Prix – Update in January 2008 ........................... 25
   P.9. Process for the City Manager and City Auditor Performance
         Evaluations .................................................................................... 25
R.     NOTICES OF MOTION ...................................................................... 31
S. ADJOURNMENT ................................................................................... 31




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