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					                            CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                  Tuesday, November 15, 2005


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

ABSENT:        M. Phair.

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:
A. B. Maurer, City Manager
A. Sinclair, Office of the City Clerk



A.             CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS


A.1.           CALL TO ORDER

Mayor S. Mandel called the meeting to order at 9:31 a.m.

Councillor M. Phair was absent.


               OPENING PRAYER
               Father Roger Keeler, St. Michael-Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, led the
               assembly in prayer


A.2.           ADOPTION OF AGENDA

MOVED J. Batty – M. Nickel:
               That the November 15, 2005, City Council meeting agenda be adopted with the
               addition of the following items:



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              E.1.g. Canadian Urban Transit Association Transit Board Members
                     Committee – Appointment of a Member of Council – IN PRIVATE

              H.1.b. Police Funding in Alberta – VERBAL REPORT

              H.1.c. Joint Calgary/Edmonton Submission to 2006/2007 Provincial Budget
                     – VERBAL REPORT

              H.1.d. Alberta Capital Region Alliance – VERBAL REPORT -
                     IN PRIVATE

                                                                                      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.
ABSENT:                     M. Phair.

A.3.          ADOPTION OF MINUTES

MOVED T. Cavanagh – R. Hayter:
              That the following City Council meeting minutes be adopted:
                 October 31, 2005, Special City Council
                 November 1, 2005, City Council
                 November 3, 2005, City Council
                                                                                      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.
ABSENT:                     M. Phair.


A.4.          URGENT MATTERS - PROTOCOL ITEMS

A.4.a.        CKER 25th Anniversary (D. Thiele)


              CKER, now known as WORLD FM, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of
              broadcasting. On behalf of City Council, Councillor D. Thiele attended WORLD
              FM‟s open house and brought greetings from the City.




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A.4.b.        Firefighter Captain Rick Tymchuck (S. Mandel)


              On behalf of City Council, Mayor S. Mandel expressed sorrow and gratitude to
              the Tymchuk family following the recent death of Captain Rick Tymchuk as a
              result of a work-related cause.

              Rick took pride in being a firefighter. He will be remembered for his courage,
              honour and dedication.

              Those present in Chamber stood in a moment of silence to honour the memory of
              Captain Rick Tymchuk.

A.4.c.        Muttart Conservatory – Canadian Orchid Congress Awards (S. Mandel)


              In October the Canadian Orchid Congress was held in Calgary and a team of
              growers and volunteers from the Muttart Conservatory and the Orchid Species
              Preservation entered a selection of their orchids.

              The Muttart Conservatory orchids received a number of ribbons, trophies and
              awards, including:
                 The American Orchid Society Judges Commendation Award for superior
                  quality and uniqueness of the plant material
                 The Reserve Grand Champion Trophy for second best plan in the show
                 The Best Botanical Plan in Show Award
                 The Bronze Medal for Overall Display

              On behalf of City Council, Mayor S. Mandel acknowledged the award-winning
              Muttart Conservatory growers present in Chamber.

              Donnal Hamel, Team Leader; Vicki Rasmussen, Orchid Greenhouse Grower; and
              Deryl Kloster, General Manager, Community Services Department, joined Mayor
              S. Mandel at the podium for the unveiling of the awards.

A.4.d.        Edmonton Police Service (S. Mandel)


              At the September 2005 International Association of Chiefs of Police conference,
              Acting Police Chief Darryl da Costa accepted three awards. These awards



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                recognized the following areas of service excellence with the Edmonton Police
                Service:
                   the Elder Abuse Intervention Team (Detective George Doerksen, retired;
                    Acting Detective Palle Nicolajsen; Treena Schmidt, Community Services
                    Department; Lori Therrien, Anne McIlwaine and Anna Cortes, Catholic
                    Social Services)
                   the Hate and Bias Crime Initiative (Sergeant Stephen Camp and Constable
                    Dave Huggins)
                   the Traffic Strategy Briefing Template (Barney Stevens; Fiona Braun and
                    Nash Birdi)

                On behalf of City Council, Mayor S. Mandel recognized those team members
                present, along with Acting Chief Darryl da Costa and Merrilee Ashworth, General
                Manager, Western Canada, Motorola Canada Ltd. (a co-sponsor of the award
                program).


B.              PROCEDURAL MATTERS


B.1.            EXEMPTIONS AND VOTE ON ALL OTHER ITEMS

City Council exempted the following items for debate: E.1.a., E.1.b., E.1.c., E.1.d., F.1.d., G.1.a.,
G.1.b., H.1.a., H.1.b., H.1.c., and in-private items E.1.f., E.1.g. and H.1.d.

MOVED T. Cavanagh – D. Thiele:

E.              REPORTS RELATED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MATTERS


E.1.e.          Notice of Intention to Designate the Hotel Grand/Hagmann Block at
                10766 – 98 Street as a Municipal Historic Resource 



 1.    That Administration serve a Notice of Intention to Designate a            City Manager
       Municipal Historic Resource (Attachment 1 of the October 3, 2005,
       Planning and Development Department report 2005PDP120) to the             Planning & Dev.
       owner of the property occupied by the Hotel Grand/ Hagmann Block
       at 10766 - 98 Street, in accordance with Section 26 of the Historical     Corporate Svcs.
       Resources Act.



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 2.   That Administration implement matters arising from the issuance of      Item E.1.e. cont.
      the Notice of Intention to Designate the Hotel Grand/Hagmann Block.
 3.   That funding of $230,000 for this project be provided from the
      Heritage Reserve Fund.


F.             REPORTS RELATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICES
               COMMITTEE MATTERS

F.1.a.         Edmonton Art Gallery “Keeping The Doors Open” 2005 Community
               Investment Grant – Request for Additional Funding 


 That payment of an additional $55,000 to the Edmonton Art Gallery under      Community Svcs.
 the Edmonton Art Gallery “Keeping The Doors Open” Community
 Investment Grant program be approved for 2005 [source of funds: Council      EAG
 Contingency].
                                                                              Corporate Svcs.

F.1.b.         Edmonton Arts Council – 2005 Community Investment Program
               Project Grant Recommendations 


 That the 2005 Community Investment Program Project Grant                     EAC
 recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 31, 2005,
 Edmonton Arts Council report 2005EAC011, be approved.


F.1.c.         Avenue Initiative Revitalization Strategy 


 1. That the Avenue Initiative Revitalization Strategy (Attachment 1 of the   Community Svcs.
    November 1, 2005, Community Services Department report
    2005CSW053) be approved.
 2. That the November 1, 2005, Community Services Department report           Corporate Svcs.
    2005CSW053, as it relates to the funding request, be referred to the      Due: Dec. 7, 2005
    December 7, 2005, City Council budget meeting with the following               Budget
    recommendation:
         That the Community Services Department 2006 Operating Budget
         be increased by $100,000 to complete a business case for the 118
         Avenue Streetscaping plan, with funding from [to be determined].


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 3. That Administration report back yearly to Community Services             Item F.1.c. cont.
    Committee regarding the Alberta Avenue Initiative, for a five-year
    period, with a report detailing the outcomes of the Avenue Initiative    CS Committee
    Revitalization Strategy and any impact of the strategy on safety,
    economic viability and environmental well-being.                         Due: Nov. 6, 2006
                                                                                  Annually
 4. That the ward 3 Councillors and Mayor be ex-officio members of the
    Steering Committee.

                                                                                            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.
ABSENT:                      M. Phair.

B.2.          TIME SPECIFICS AND DECISION TO HEAR

MOVED M. Nickel – J. Batty:

              That the following item be made time specific:
              First Item     E.1.c.    Corporate Wins Fall 2005

                                                                                            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.
ABSENT:                      M. Phair.

H.            OTHER REPORTS


H.1.a.        Immigration and Settlement Initiative Report – University of Alberta
              Study 



MOVED L. Sloan – B. Anderson:
              That item H.1.a. be dealt with now.

A. Sinclair, Office of the City Clerk; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council's
questions.

                                                                                            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, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                         M. Phair.

MOVED L. Sloan – T. Cavanagh:

 That Councillors T. Cavanagh and M. Phair, Administration and key                M. Phair/T. Cavanagh
 stakeholders review the University of Alberta study (by the Prairie Centre       City Manager
 of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration) and its
 findings and make recommendations to Council through Executive                   Exec. Committee
 Committee.
                                                                                  Due: Apr. 5, 2006

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.
ABSENT:                         M. Phair.

D.              ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES AND RESPONSES


D.1.            ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES

D.1.a.          Trolley System (K. Leibovici)


“I recently met with the Edmonton Trolley Coalition. As a result of this         Transportation & Streets
meeting I have the following questions:
                                                                                 Due: Jan. 17, 2006
     1.   What is the length of the lease from Vancouver for the new test
          trolley?
     2.   When will the trolley(s) arrive?
     3.   Has there been any research into obtaining new low-floor bus
          chassis and retrofitting the motors and updating the electronic
          controls into these shells? It is my understanding that Seattle has
          done this and it is common to do this in the trucking industry,
          where it‟s known as a “glider.” The cost of retrofitting the motors
          is approximately half of that of buying a new low-floor trolley bus.



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   4.    As the power poles are still in existence to Northgate from           Item D.1.b. cont.
         downtown, is the extension of the trolley system being
         contemplated for the proposed High Speed Transit system or as         Transportation & Streets
         part of Route 9?
                                                                               Due: Jan. 17, 2006
   5.    As 102 Avenue still has express trolley wires, will trolley service
         be considered for the first stage Bus Rapid Transit alignment from
         the West End?
   6.    Has the department refused to put priority signals in any
         locations?”


D.1.b.           Stage One South Bus Rapid Transit (K. Leibovici)


“In the City of Edmonton document West High Speed Transit Concept              Transportation & Streets
Plan, October 3, 2005, the following statement was made:
                                                                               Due: Jan. 17, 2006
         „Stage One South BRT must operate on Whitemud Drive/Fox
         Drive and therefore will operate in mixed traffic on the
         Quesnell Bridge during widening rehabilitation.‟
As the Whitemud is a major traffic corridor, which is often congested, can
you provide the following.
   1.    An update from the Project Coordination Committee of the status
         of the proposed rehabilitation and expansion of the Whitemud and
         Quesnell Bridge and Fox Drive.
   2.    Explain how:
         a. the current High Speed Transit Study mixed mode Bus Rapid
            Transit (BRT), and
         b. proposed LRT alignment (Neil Crawford or Southgate Stations
         are being coordinated with the Whitemud/Quesnell Bridge
         rehabilitation expansion project and the South LRT project.
   3. Explain the difference between Stage 1 and Stage 2 BRT on the
      Whitemud/Quesnell. Also identify the routes that will be taken and
      changes such as increased lanes of traffic/signal priority required to
      implement Stage 1 and Stage 2 BRT.
   4. What are the timelines for decisions on:
            a.   mixed mode BRT, and
            b.   long-term LRT alignment(s)



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         relative to the rehabilitation and expansion plans for the Quesnell      Item D.1.b. cont.
         Bridge/Whitemud to Neil Crawford? When must construction
         begin?                                                                   Transportation & Streets
   5. What are the minimum and maximum projected costs for first stage            Due: Jan. 17, 2006
      and the second stage BRT (would this include the expansion of
      Quesnell and Whitemud)?
   6. What public consultation is being planned on the proposed
      Quesnell Bridge expansion, and when will it occur? When must
      construction begin?
   7. What analysis has been undertaken of expedited LRT construction
      costs versus investment in BRT?
   8. Will an LRT Right of Way be protected on the Whitemud and
      Quesnell? What is the current traffic on the Whitemud and
      Quesnell and what will the expanded traffic capability be after
      rehabilitation and expansion?
   Note: The Whitemud coordinates are from Anthony Henday to
   Calgary Trail and Quesnell Bridge to 114 Street and University Avenue
   via Fox Drive in both directions.”


D.1.c.          Ridership – Whitemud Drive/Fox Drive/Neil Crawford (K. Leibovici)


“In the City of Edmonton document West High Speed Transit Concept                 Transportation & Streets
Plan, October 3, 2005, the following statement was made:
                                                                                  Due: Jan. 17, 2006
         „LRT on Whitemud/Fox Drive route results in doubling of
         trains through 114 Street corridor, which results in breakdown
         of the system (mitigating congestion would require grade
         separation).‟
As the projected ridership on the Whitemud Drive/Fox Drive route to Neil
Crawford is 3,500 at 2.5 million regional population, I have the following
questions:
   1.    Was the SLRT planned on a projected ridership based on a
         population of 2.5 million?
   2.    What is the immediate projected ridership for the SLRT North and
         South? Please provide ridership capacity sections from one LRT
         station to the next, i.e. Health Sciences Station to Neil Crawford.
   3.    Highlight any capacity difficulties and in particular any difficulties
         foreseen on 114 Street between University Avenue and Neil


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          Crawford. Please identify any changes required at these
                                                                              Item D.1.c. cont.
          intersections to provide for expanded capacity to accommodate
          ridership from the West End and timing of these changes to          Transportation & Streets
          mitigate “breakdown of the system.”
     4.   At what ridership does the SLRT at the intersection of University   Due: Jan. 17, 2006
          Avenue and 114 Street become inoperable? Is this projected to
          occur in 10, 20 or 30 years?”


E.              REPORTS RELATED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MATTERS


E.1.c.          Corporate Wins Fall 2005 


A. B. Maurer, City Manager, made a presentation.

City Council acknowledged members of Administration for their efforts in achieving the
Corporate Wins.

MOVED T. Cavanagh – D. Thiele:

 That the October 26, 2005, Corporate Services Department report               Corporate Svcs.
 2005COC014 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, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                        M. Phair.

E.1.a.          Business Driver Review (Determine Process for Policy Reviews) 


MOVED T. Cavanagh – M. Nickel:
                That the Standing Policy Committees determine specific business drivers and
                dates for review as follows:
                a. January 23, 2006, Community Services Committee meeting at 1:30 p.m. -
                   Community Services Department and Planning and Development Department
                   – Licensing and Development Compliance.




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              b. February 7, 2006, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting at
                 1:30 p.m. - Asset Management and Public Works Department and
                 Transportation and Streets Department.
              c. January 25, 2006, Executive Committee meeting at 1:30 p.m. - Corporate
                 Services Department, Office of the City Manager, and Planning and
                 Development Department (excluding Development Compliance and
                 Licensing).

D. H. Edey, City Clerk, made a presentation and answered Council's questions. A. B. Maurer,
City Manager, answered Council's questions.

AMENDMENT MOVED J. Melnychuk – B. Anderson:

              That “they would like to review” be added after “specific business drivers.”

                                                                                             CARRIED
FOR THE AMENDMENT: S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                   E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                   J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
ABSENT:            M. Phair.

D. H. Edey, City Clerk; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

MOTION, AS AMENDED, ON ITEM E.1.a., put:

 That the Standing Policy Committees determine specific business drivers      part a
 they would like to review and dates for review as follows:                   Community Svcs.
 a. January 23, 2006, Community Services Committee meeting at                 Planning & Dev.
    1:30 p.m. - Community Services Department and Planning and
    Development Department – Licensing and Development Compliance.            CS Committee
                                                                              Due: Jan. 23, 2006
                                                                                   1:30 p.m.

                                                                              part b
 b. February 7, 2006, Transportation and Public Works Committee
    meeting at 1:30 p.m. - Asset Management and Public Works                  AMPW
    Department and Transportation and Streets Department.                     Transportation & Streets
                                                                              TPW Committee
                                                                              Due: Feb. 7, 2006
                                                                                   1:30 p.m.




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 c. January 25, 2006, Executive Committee meeting at 1:30 p.m. -            Item E.1.a. cont.
    Corporate Services Department, Office of the City Manager, and
    Planning and Development Department (excluding Development              part c
    Compliance and Licensing).                                              Corporate Svcs.
                                                                            City Manager
                                                                            Planning & Dev.
                                                                            EC Committee
                                                                            Due: Jan. 25, 2006
                                                                                 1:30 p.m.

                                                                                          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, L. Sloan.
ABSENT:                     M. Phair, D. Thiele.

E.1.d.        Cornerstones: New Funding - $25 million Investment 


MOVED B. Anderson – J. Batty:
              That item E.1.d. 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, L. Sloan.
ABSENT:                     M. Phair, D. Thiele.

MOVED B. Anderson – T. Cavanagh:
              That the October 25, 2005, Corporate Services Department report 2005COF085
              be received for information.

R. Rosychuk, Corporate Services Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered
Council's questions.

MOVED J. Batty – B. Anderson:

              That the following motion be referred to the November 21, 2005, Community
              Services Committee meeting for debate:


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                     MOVED B. Anderson – T. Cavanagh (Made at the November 15, 2005,
                     City Council meeting):
                     That the October 25, 2005, Corporate Services Department report
                     2005COF085 be received for information.

A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

(continued below)


A.4.          URGENT MATTERS - PROTOCOL ITEMS

A.4.e.        Welcome to Students from Velma E. Baker School (S. Mandel)


              On behalf of City Council, Mayor S. Mandel welcomed students from Velma E.
              Baker School and their teacher, Ms. Manning.

(continued from above)

E.            REPORTS RELATED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MATTERS


E.1.d.        Cornerstones: New Funding - $25 million Investment 



A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

MOTION TO REFER, put:

              That the following motion be referred to the November 21, 2005, Community
              Services Committee meeting for debate:

                     MOVED B. Anderson – T. Cavanagh (Made at the November 15, 2005,
                     City Council meeting):
                     That the October 25, 2005, Corporate Services Department report
                     2005COF085 be received for information.

                                                                                                  LOST




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FOR THE MOTION:              J. Batty, E. Gibbons, J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel.
OPPOSED:                     S. Mandel; B. Anderson, T. Cavanagh, R. Hayter,
                             K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan.
ABSENT:                      M. Phair, D. Thiele.

MOTION ON ITEM E.1.d., put:

 That the October 25, 2005, Corporate Services Department report              Corporate Svcs.
 2005COF085 be received for information.

                                                                                           CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, L. Sloan.
ABSENT:                      E. Gibbons, M. Phair, D. Thiele.

F.            REPORTS RELATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICES
              COMMITTEE MATTERS


F.1.d.        Terwillegar Park – Planning Study Progress Report 


MOVED M. Nickel – K. Leibovici:
              That item F.1.d. be dealt with now.

                                                                                           CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, L. Sloan.
ABSENT:                      E. Gibbons, M. Phair, D. Thiele.

MOVED B. Anderson – M. Nickel:

 1. That the report A Vision for Terwillegar Park (Randall Conrad &           Community Svcs.
    Associates Ltd., September 2005), the needs assessment and vision for
    Terwillegar Park (Attachment 1 of the October 24, 2005, Community
    Services Department report 2005CSP025), be approved.
 2. That the funds held in abeyance for project No. 04-21-5668 at the April
    27, 2004, Council meeting be released to continue planning for            Corporate Svcs.
    Terwillegar Park.




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 3. That the City Manager:                                                  Item F.1.d. cont.
     a.   Establish a Terwillegar Park Advisory Committee.                  City Manager
     b.   Add a member of the West End Communities Council to the
          Advisory Committee (Attachment 2 of the October 24, 2005,
          Community Services Department report 2005CSP025).

L. Brenneis, Community Services Department; A. B. Maurer, City Manager; A. Sinclair, Office
of the City Clerk; and D. Kloster, General Manager, Community Services Department, answered
Council's questions.

                                                                                           CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, L. Sloan.
ABSENT:                      E. Gibbons, M. Phair, D. Thiele.


E.             REPORTS RELATED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MATTERS


E.1.b.         Smart Choices Program – 2005 Progress Report 


MOVED B. Anderson – J. Melnychuk:
               That the October 20, 2005, Planning and Development Department report
               2005PDP124 be received for information.

L. Benowski, General Manager, G. Barker and H. McRae, Planning and Development
Department, answered Council's questions.

MOVED J. Batty – K. Leibovici:
               That Orders of the Day be extended to complete item E.1.b.

                                                                                           CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                      E. Gibbons, M. Phair.

L. Benowski, General Manager, and H. McRae, Planning and Development Department; and
R. Millican, General Manager, Transportation and Streets Department, answered Council's
questions.


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MOTION ON ITEM E.1.b., put:

 That the October 20, 2005, Planning and Development Department report        Planning & Dev.
 2005PDP124 be received for information.

                                                                                            CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk,
                             M. Nickel, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                      E. Gibbons, M. Phair.

Orders of the Day were called.

Council recessed at 12:02 p.m.

Council reconvened at 1:32 p.m.

Councillors J. Batty, M. Nickel and M. Phair were absent.


G.            REPORTS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC
              WORKS COMMITTEE MATTERS


G.1.a.        Financing of Mature Neighbourhood Road Rehabilitation 


MOVED T. Cavanagh – R. Hayter:

 That the budget for Capital Project 04-66-9157, Mature Neighbourhoods        Transportation & Streets
 Road Rehabilitation, be increased by $2,000,000 for a total of $11,440,000
 with the increase to be offset from two other tax-supported debt Road        Corporate Svcs.
 Programs.

Councillors J. Batty and M. Nickel entered the meeting.

R. Millican, General Manager, Transportation and Streets Department; A. B. Maurer, City
Manager; and M. Koziol, Transportation and Streets Department, answered Council's questions.

                                                                                            CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:              B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             R. Hayter, K. Krushell, J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel,
                             L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
OPPOSED:                     S. Mandel; K. Leibovici.
ABSENT:                      M. Phair.


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L.            BYLAWS


L.1.          FIRST READING BYLAWS

L.1.a.        Bylaw 14128 - To amend the amount of Bylaw 13653, Transportation
              & Streets Project #04-66-9157 Mature Neighbourhood Road
              Rehabilitation 

MOVED B. Anderson – D. Thiele:

 That Bylaw 14128 be read a first time.                                        Corporate Svcs.

                                                                                            CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:              B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
                             K. Krushell, J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, L. Sloan,
                             D. Thiele.
OPPOSED:                     S. Mandel; R. Hayter, K. Leibovici.
ABSENT:                      M. Phair.


G.            REPORTS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC
              WORKS COMMITTEE MATTERS


G.1.b.        Safety Concerns – Back Lanes – 92 Avenue and 99 Street 


MOVED J. Batty – E. Gibbons:
              That temporary speed humps be installed in the alley between 92 and 93 Avenues
              and 98 and 99 Streets on a pilot project basis, as an exemption from the
              Guidelines for the Installation of Speed Humps.

R. Millican, General Manager, Transportation and Streets Department, made a presentation and
answered Council's questions.

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A.4.          URGENT MATTERS - PROTOCOL ITEMS

A.4.f.        Welcome to Students from Overlanders School (S. Mandel)


              On behalf of City Council, Mayor S. Mandel welcomed Grade 6 students from
              Overlanders School and their teacher Ms. Wenger.

(continued from page 17)

G.            REPORTS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC
              WORKS COMMITTEE MATTERS


G.1.b.        Safety Concerns – Back Lanes – 92 Avenue and 99 Street 


MOTION ON ITEM G.1.b., put:

 That temporary speed humps be installed in the alley between 92 and 93     Transportation & Streets
 Avenues and 98 and 99 Streets on a pilot project basis, as an exemption
 from the Guidelines for the Installation of Speed Humps.

                                                                                          CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                             E. Gibbons, K. Krushell, J. Melnychuk, M. Phair,
                             L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
OPPOSED:                     R. Hayter, K. Leibovici.
ABSENT:                      M. Phair.

H.            OTHER REPORTS


H.1.b.        Police Funding in Alberta 



A. B. Maurer, City Manager, and M. Ulmer-Johnston, Office of the City Manager, made
presentations and answered Council's questions. Copies of a provincial funding for Edmonton
Police Service scenario were distributed to Members of Council and a copy was filed with the
Office of the City Clerk.

Mayor S. Mandel vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor K. Leibovici presided.



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MOVED S. Mandel – E. Gibbons:

 That the Mayor, on behalf of Council, write to Alberta Urban                  Mayor
 Municipalities Association (AUMA) acknowledging that the formula put
 forward in their October 31, 2005, letter works for many municipalities       City Manager
 and municipal districts in Alberta but does not work for the City of
 Edmonton, and request that AUMA exclude the City of Edmonton from
 the AUMA request to the Province regarding police funding, as it does not
 deal with the challenges that the City of Edmonton faces.

                                                                                              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.
ABSENT:                      M. Phair.

Deputy Mayor K. Leibovici vacated the Chair and Mayor S. Mandel presided.


H.1.c.        Joint Calgary/Edmonton Submission to 2006/2007 Provincial Budget 


M. Ulmer-Johnston, Office of the City Manager, and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered
Council's questions with respect to the report Pillars of Partnership, Maintaining and Expanding
Alberta’s Advantage in the 21st Century Global Economy (which was distributed to Members of
Council at the November 14, 2005, City Council meeting).

MOVED J. Melnychuk – S. Mandel:
              That the report Pillars of Partnership, Maintaining and Expanding Alberta’s
              Advantage in the 21st Century Global Economy be referred to Executive
              Committee.

A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

AMENDMENT MOVED K. Leibovici – J. Melnychuk:

              That “to develop a strategy to provide a submission to the provincial government
              that outlines a set of actions to obtain ongoing sustainable funding” be added after
              “referred to Executive Committee.”

M. Ulmer-Johnston, Office of the City Manager, and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered
Council's questions.

                                                                                              CARRIED


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FOR THE AMENDMENT: S. Mandel; B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Cavanagh,
                   E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
                   J. Melnychuk, M. Nickel, L. Sloan.
OPPOSED:           D. Thiele.
ABSENT:            M. Phair.

MOTION, AS AMENDED, ON H.1.c., put:

 That the report Pillars of Partnership, Maintaining and Expanding           City Manager
 Alberta’s Advantage in the 21st Century Global Economy be referred to
 Executive Committee to develop a strategy to provide a submission to the    Exec. Committee
 provincial government that outlines a set of actions to obtain ongoing      Due: Nov. 23, 2005
 sustainable funding.

                                                                                            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, L. Sloan.
OPPOSED:                     D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                      M. Phair.

L.            BYLAWS


L.1.b.        Bylaw 14129 - Business Licence Bylaw Amendment No. 6 – Pawn
              Shops and Second Hand Shops and Update on Impact of Bylaw 13821
              - Business Licence Bylaw Amendment No. 4 – Pawn and Second Hand
              Shops 

MOVED B. Anderson – R. Hayter:
              That Bylaw 14129 be read a first time.

                                                                                            CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:              S. Mandel; B. Anderson, T. Cavanagh, R. Hayter,
                             K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, M. Nickel.
OPPOSED:                     J. Batty, E. Gibbons, J. Melnychuk, L. Sloan
                             D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                      M. Phair.

MOVED B. Anderson – M. Nickel:
              That Bylaw 14129 be read a second time.

                                                                                  RECONSIDERED

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M. Garrett, Planning and Development Department, answered Council's questions.
FOR THE MOTION:             S. Mandel; B. Anderson, T. Cavanagh, R. Hayter,
                            K. Leibovici, M. Nickel.
OPPOSED:                    J. Batty, E. Gibbons, J. Melnychuk, L. Sloan
                            D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                     K. Krushell, M. Phair.

MOVED L. Sloan – J. Melnychuk
              That the following motion be reconsidered:

              MOVED B. Anderson – M. Nickel (Made at the November 15, 2005, City
              Council meeting):
                     That Bylaw 14129 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, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                     M. Phair.

MOVED B. Anderson – R. Hayter:
              That Bylaw 14129 be read a second time.

                                                                                         CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:             S. Mandel; B. Anderson, T. Cavanagh, R. Hayter,
                            K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, M. Nickel.
OPPOSED:                    J. Batty, E. Gibbons, J. Melnychuk, L. Sloan
                            D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                     M. Phair.

MOVED B. Anderson – M. Nickel:

 That Bylaw 14129 be considered for third reading.                          Planning & Dev.
                                                                            Due: Nov. 29, 2005

                                                                                             LOST
                                                                        (Requires unanimous present)




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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, D. Thiele.
OPPOSED:                      L. Sloan.
ABSENT:                       M. Phair.

Mayor S. Mandel vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor K. Leibovici presided.


               Code Green Environmental Challenge


Mayor S. Mandel requested the permission of City Council to make a Motion Without Notice.

MOVED J. Batty – K. Leibovici:
               That Mayor S. Mandel be allowed to make a Motion Without Notice regarding
               City of Edmonton sponsorship of the Code Green environmental challenge.

                                                                                              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.
ABSENT:                       M. Phair.

MOVED S. Mandel – M. Nickel:
               That the City of Edmonton be a sponsor of the Code Green environmental
               challenge and that its participation, in the amount of $25,000, be funded through
               Council Contingency.

A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered Council's questions.

AMENDMENT MOVED L. Sloan – M. Nickel:

               That “contingent upon the City Manager‟s approval” be inserted after “That.”

D. H. Edey, City Clerk, and A. Sinclair, Office of the City Clerk, 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, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
ABSENT:            M. Phair.




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MOTION OF MAYOR S. MANDEL, AS AMENDED, put:

 That contingent upon the City Manager‟s approval, the City of Edmonton       City Manager
 be a sponsor of the Code Green environmental challenge and that its
 participation, in the amount of $25,000, be funded through Council           Corporate Svcs.
 Contingency.

                                                                                             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, D. Thiele.
OPPOSED:                      L. Sloan.
ABSENT:                       M. Phair.

Deputy Mayor K. Leibovici vacated the Chair and Mayor S. Mandel presided.


N.            NOTICES OF MOTION

Mayor S. Mandel asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

MOVED B. Anderson – M. Nickel:
              That Council meet in private to discuss the following items:

              E.1.f. Council Member Appointments to Civic Agencies
              Sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
              Act

              E.1.g. Canadian Urban Transit Association Transit Board Members
                     Committee – Appointment of a Member of Council
              Sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
              Act

              H.1.d. Alberta Capital Region Alliance – VERBAL REPORT
              Section 21 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, L. Sloan, D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                       M. Phair.
Council met in private at 3:33 p.m.

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MOVED D. Thiele – M. Nickel:
              That Council meet in public.

                                                                                            CARRIED
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.
ABSENT:                      S. Mandel; M. Phair.

Council met in public at 4:33 p.m. Deputy Mayor K. Leibovici presided.


E.            REPORTS RELATED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MATTERS


E.1.f.        Council Member Appointments to Civic Agencies 


MOVED T. Cavanagh – M. Nickel:

 1. That Members of Council be appointed to the Civic Agencies, as           City Manager
    outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 18, 2005 Office of the City
    Manager report 2005CACA15rev, for terms as indicated.
 2. That in Attachment 2 of the October 18, 2005 Office of the City
    Manager report 2005CACA15rev, Councillor L. Sloan be appointed as
    an alternate on the Big Lake Basin Study Task Force.

                                                                                            CARRIED
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.
ABSENT:                      S. Mandel; M. Phair.

E.1.g.        Canadian Urban Transit Association Transit Board Members
              Committee – Appointment of a Member of Council 


MOVED J. Batty – E. Gibbons:

 That Councillor D. Thiele be appointed to the Canadian Urban Transit  City Manager
 Association Transit Board Members Committee for the term November 16,
 2005, to December 31, 2006.

                                                                                            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.
ABSENT:                      S. Mandel; M. Phair.

H.            OTHER REPORTS


H.1.d.        Alberta Capital Region Alliance Ltd.


MOVED B. Anderson – E. Gibbons:

 That the verbal report on the Alberta Capital Region Alliance Ltd. be       City Manager
 postponed to the November 29, 2005, City Council meeting for
                                                                             Due: Nov. 29, 2005
 consideration in private.

                                                                                            CARRIED
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.
ABSENT:                      S. Mandel; M. Phair.

O.            ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 4:38 p.m.




______________________________                      ______________________________

MAYOR                                               CITY CLERK




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                                                                            INDEX

                                              CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

                                                              NOVEMBER 15, 2005

A.1.  CALL TO ORDER ............................................................................................................................................ 1
      OPENING PRAYER ......................................................................................................................................... 1
        A.2.         ADOPTION OF AGENDA .....................................................................................................1
A.3. ADOPTION OF MINUTES............................................................................................................................... 2
A.4. URGENT MATTERS - PROTOCOL ITEMS ................................................................................................. 13
        A.4.a.        CKER 25th Anniversary (D. Thiele) .......................................................................................2
        A.4.b.        Firefighter Captain Rick Tymchuck (S. Mandel) ...................................................................3
        A.4.c.        Muttart Conservatory – Canadian Orchid Congress Awards (S. Mandel) ..............................3
        A.4.d.        Edmonton Police Service (S. Mandel) ....................................................................................3
        A.4.e.        Welcome to Students from Velma E. Baker School (S. Mandel) ......................................... 13
        A.4.f.        Welcome to Students from Overlanders School (S. Mandel) ............................................... 18
B.    PROCEDURAL MATTERS.............................................................................................................................. 4
        B.1.         EXEMPTIONS AND VOTE ON ALL OTHER ITEMS ........................................................4
        B.2.         TIME SPECIFICS AND DECISION TO HEAR ....................................................................6
D.    ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES AND RESPONSES .................................................................................... 7
D.1. ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES ..................................................................................................................... 7
        D.1.a.        Trolley System (K. Leibovici) ................................................................................................7
        D.1.b.        Stage One South BRT (K. Leibovici) .....................................................................................8
        D.1.c.        Ridership – Whitemud Drive/Fox Drive/ Neil Crawford (K. Leibovici) ................................9
   E.  REPORTS RELATED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MATTERS......................................................... 10
        E.1.a.       Business Driver Review (Determine Process for Policy Reviews)  ................................... 10
        E.1.b.       Smart Choices Program – 2005 Progress Report  .............................................................. 15
        E.1.c.       Corporate Wins Fall 2005  ................................................................................................. 10
        E.1.d.       Cornerstones: New Funding - $25 million Investment  ...............................................12/13
        E.1.e.       Notice of Intention to Designate the Hotel Grand/Hagmann Block at 10766 – 98 Street as a
                     Municipal Historic Resource  ..............................................................................................4
        E.1.f.       Council Member Appointments to Civic Agencies ..........................................................23/24
        E.1.g.       Canadian Urban Transit Association Transit Board Members Committee – Appointment of a
                     Member of Council ...........................................................................................................23/24
   F.  REPORTS RELATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MATTERS .................................. 14
        F.1.a.        Edmonton Art Gallery “Keeping The Doors Open” 2005 Community Investment Grant –
                     Request for Additional Funding  ........................................................................................5
        F.1.b.        Edmonton Arts Council – 2005 Community Investment Program Project Grant
                     Recommendations  ..............................................................................................................5
        F.1.c.        Avenue Initiative Revitalization Strategy ..........................................................................5
        F.1.d.        Terwillegar Park – Planning Study Progress Report  ....................................................... 14
   G.  REPORTS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE MATTERS ... 16
        G.1.a.        Financing of Mature Neighbourhood Road Rehabilitation  ............................................. 16
        G.1.b.        Safety Concerns – Back Lanes – 92 Avenue and 99 Street  ........................................17/18
   H.  OTHER REPORTS ....................................................................................................................................... 18
        H.1.a.        Immigration and Settlement Initiative Report – University of Alberta Study  ...................6
        H.1.b.        Police Funding in Alberta ................................................................................................. 18
        H.1.c.        Joint Calgary/Edmonton Submission to 2006/2007 Provincial Budget ............................ 19
        H.1.d.        Alberta Capital Region Alliance Ltd. ................................................................................... 25
   L.  BYLAWS ...................................................................................................................................................... 17




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 L.1.    FIRST READING BYLAWS ....................................................................................................................... 17
          L.1.a.     Bylaw 14128 - To amend the amount of Bylaw 13653, Transportation & Streets Project
                    #04-66-9157 Mature Neighbourhood Road Rehabilitation  .............................................. 17
          L.1.b.     Bylaw 14129 - Business Licence Bylaw Amendment No. 6 – Pawn Shops and Second Hand
                    Shops and Update on Impact of Bylaw 13821 - Business Licence Bylaw Amendment No. 4
                    – Pawn and Second Hand Shops  ....................................................................................... 20
 N.      NOTICES OF MOTION ............................................................................................................................... 23
 O.      ADJOURNMENT ......................................................................................................................................... 25


 MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
      Code Green Environmental Challenge ........................................................................................................ 22




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