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					                    SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                    Monday, March 18, 2002

PRESENT:      B. Smith; B. Anderson, J. Batty, A. Bolstad, T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons,
              R. Hayter, L. Langley, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel, J. Melnychuk*, M. Phair,
              D. Thiele.

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:
A.B. Maurer, City Manager.
D.H. Edey, City Clerk.
* Attended part of the meeting.



A.            CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

A.1.          CALL TO ORDER
Mayor B. Smith called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m.

Councillor J. Batty was absent.

A.2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA


MOVED M. Phair – T. Cavanagh:
              That the Special City Council Agenda for the March 18, 2002, meeting be
              adopted with the addition of the following item:

                       D.2.b. LRT Extension to Heritage vs. Savings in Busing (S. Mandel).




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

Councillor J. Batty entered the meeting.

B.1.           URGENT MATTERS - PROTOCOL ITEMS


B.1.a.         University of Alberta Golden Bears Basketball Team (B. Anderson).


               Councillor B. Anderson, on behalf of City Council, offered congratulations to
               C.I.S. Coach of the Year Don Horwood and his University of Alberta Golden
               Bears Basketball Team. On March 17, 2002, the Golden Bears, led by
               tournament MVP Stephen Parker, defeated University of Western Ontario
               Mustangs by a score of 76-71 to capture the Canadian Universities’ National
               Basketball gold medal.

               The University of Alberta ranked first in Canada for the entire year. The team
               stumbled in the Canada West playdowns but rebounded to establish themselves as
               the best University men’s basketball team in the best city, in the best province, in
               the best country in the world.

               This is the fifth national championship for the University of Alberta in this school
               term.


B.1.b.         2002 Canadian Brier Champions (J. Melnychuk).


               Councillor J. Melnychuk, on behalf of City Council, offered congratulations to
               Alberta Men’s Curling Team, led by Randy Ferbey, in winning the Men’s Curling
               Championship at the 2002 Canadian Brier. They will now go on to represent
               Canada in Bismarck, North Dakota, in the World Curling Championships.


B.3.           DECISION TO HEAR AND TIME SPECIFICS

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




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MOVED A. Bolstad – J. Batty:
              That Council defer the decision to hear from the public until after the
              presentations by the Administration and ETS Advisory Board, followed by
              questions of both.

                                                                                   RECONSIDERED
FOR THE MOTION:               B. Anderson, J. Batty, A. Bolstad, E. Gibbons,
                              R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, J. Melnychuk, M. Phair.
OPPOSED:                      B. Smith; T. Cavanagh, L. Langley, S. Mandel,
                              D. Thiele.
MOVED A. Bolstad – M. Phair:
              That the following motion be reconsidered:

              MOVED A. Bolstad – J. Batty:
                       That Council defer the decision to hear from the public until after the
                       presentations by the Administration and ETS Advisory Board, followed by
                       questions of both.

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

MOVED A. Bolstad – J. Batty:
              That Council defer the decision to hear from the public until after the
              presentations by the Administration and ETS Advisory Board, followed by
              questions of both.

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

MOVED K. Leibovici – S. Mandel:
              That a non-statutory public hearing be held in approximately four weeks at a date
              to be determined later in the meeting.

D.H. Edey, City Clerk; and R. Millican, General Manager, Transportation and Streets
Department, answered Council’s questions.


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Mayor B. Smith vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor D. Thiele presided.

R. Millican, General Manager, Transportation and Streets Department, answered Council’s
questions.

Deputy Mayor D. Thiele vacated the Chair and Mayor B. Smith presided.

                                                                                                    LOST
FOR THE MOTION:              B. Smith; E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, L. Langley,
                             K. Leibovici, S. Mandel.
OPPOSED:                     B. Anderson, J. Batty, A. Bolstad, T. Cavanagh,
                             J. Melnychuk, M. Phair, D. Thiele.
D.H. Edey, City Clerk, answered Council’s questions.


D.            ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES AND RESPONSES

D.2.a.        South LRT Extension Health Sciences Station to Heritage Station
              (Funding Strategy); Financing and Building the LRT Extension (R.
              Hayter); The LRT System (M. Phair); Busways (K. Leibovici). 



D.2.b.        LRT Extension to Heritage vs. Savings in Busing (S. Mandel).


MOVED M. Phair – D. Thiele:

              That items D.2.a. and D.2.b. be dealt with together and that they be made
              debatable to allow action motions to be made in response to the content of the
              reports.

                                                                                               CARRIED
                                                                               (Sec. 46(c), B.L. 12300)
FOR THE MOTION:              B. Smith; B. Anderson, J. Batty, A. Bolstad,
                             T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici,
                             S. Mandel, J. Melnychuk, M. Phair, D. Thiele.
ABSENT:                      L. Langley.

MOVED M. Phair – D. Thiele:
              That the March 11, 2002, Transportation and Streets Department report (D.2.a.)
              and the March 10, 2002, Transportation and Streets Department report (D.2.b.) be
              received for information.

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R. Millican, General Manager, and B. Stephenson, Transportation and Streets Department; and
R. Rosychuk, Corporate Services Department (Finance), made presentations and answered
Council’s questions. A copy of the presentation was distributed to Members of Council and was
filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

K. Brown, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, made a presentation and answered
Council's questions. A copy of the presentation was distributed to Members of Council and was
filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

Mayor B. Smith vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor D. Thiele presided. Mayor B. Smith left
the meeting.

Mayor B. Smith re-entered the meeting. Deputy Mayor D. Thiele vacated the Chair and
Mayor B. Smith presided.

A.B. Maurer, City Manager; R. Millican, General Manager, and B. Stephenson, Transportation
and Streets Department; R. Rosychuk, Corporate Services Department (Finance), and M. Sherk,
Corporate Services Department (Law), answered Council’s questions.

Orders of the Day were called.

Council recessed at 11:55 a.m.

Council reconvened at 1:30 p.m.

Councillors R. Hayter and D. Thiele were absent.

R. Millican, General Manager, Transportation and Streets Department, answered Council’s
questions.

Councillors R. Hayter and D. Thiele entered the meeting.

A.B. Maurer, City Manager; D.H. Edey, City Clerk; R. Millican, General Manager, and
B. Stephenson, Transportation and Streets Department; and R. Rosychuk, Corporate Services
Department (Finance), answered Council’s questions.

Mayor B. Smith vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor D. Thiele presided.
MOVED B. Smith – M. Phair:
              That any Member of Council, who may wish to do so, be allowed to speak for an
              additional five minutes.




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

Deputy Mayor D. Thiele vacated the Chair and Mayor B. Smith presided.

A.B. Maurer, City Manager; R. Millican, General Manager, B. Stephenson and
W. Mandryk,Transportation and Streets Department; and R. Rosychuk, Corporate Services
Department (Finance), answered Council’s questions.


B.3.          DECISION TO HEAR AND TIME SPECIFICS

MOVED A. Bolstad – S. Mandel:
              That Council hear from all those persons present who have requested to speak
              before Council on this item according to the following procedures:

              a.   That Council hear speakers in one panel.

              b.   Each presenter will have five minutes to make his or her presentation.

              c.   Once all of the presenters of the panel have made their presentations, each
                   Councillor will have one five-minute round of questions of the panel.

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

Orders of the Day were called.

Council recessed at 2:48 p.m.

Council reconvened at 3:05 p.m.

Councillors L. Langley, S. Mandel and J. Melnychuk were absent.

Councillors L. Langley and S. Mandel entered the meeting

A. Pirbhai made a presentation.

Councillor J. Melnychuk entered the meeting.


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G. Hanson, West Edmonton Mall; K. Shipka; J. Shipka; F. Weichman; J. Schneider, R.Rosen,
B. Carwell, West Edmonton Business Group; and E. Nyland, Centre Area Council of
Community Leagues, made presentations and answered Council’s questions.

MOTION ON ITEMS D.2.a. and D.2.b., put:
 That the March 11, 2002, Transportation and Streets Department report         Transportation & Streets
 (D.2.a.) and the March 10, 2002, Transportation and Streets Department
 report (D.2.b.) be received for information.

                                                                                              CARRIED
FOR THE MOTION:               B. Smith; B. Anderson, J. Batty, A. Bolstad,
                              T. Cavanagh, E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, L. Langley,
                              K. Leibovici, S. Mandel, J. Melnychuk, M. Phair,
                              D. Thiele.

G.            REPORTS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC
              WORKS COMMITTEE MATTERS

G.1.a.        South LRT.


Mayor B. Smith vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor D. Thiele presided.

MOVED B. Smith – J. Batty (Made at the December 19, 2001, Special City Council meeting):
              1.       That the design and construction of the South LRT from the University
                       Station to the Health Sciences Centre (Project 02-66-1670) not proceed
                       until Provincial and Federal funding commitments are obtained.

              2.       That the funding intended for the south LRT (University to Neil
                       Crawford) be held in a specially designated LRT reserve as indication of
                       the City of Edmonton’s commitment to this project.

AMENDMENT MOVED B. Anderson – K. Leibovici:
              That the words “for the full project (University Station to the Heritage Mall).” be
              added to the end of part 1.

                                                                                              CARRIED
FOR THE AMENDMENT: B. Smith; B. Anderson, A. Bolstad, T. Cavanagh,
                   E. Gibbons, R. Hayter, L. Langley, K. Leibovici,
                   S. Mandel, J. Melnychuk, M. Phair, D. Thiele.
OPPOSED:           J. Batty.

Deputy Mayor D. Thiele vacated the Chair and Acting Mayor J. Batty presided.

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Acting Mayor J. Batty vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor D. Thiele presided.

MOTION, AS AMENDED, put:
              1.       That the design and construction of the South LRT from the University
                       Station to the Health Sciences Centre (Project 02-66-1670) not proceed
                       until Provincial and Federal funding commitments are obtained for the full
                       project (University Station to the Heritage Mall).

              2.       That the funding intended for the south LRT (University to Neil
                       Crawford) be held in a specially designated LRT reserve as indication of
                       the City of Edmonton’s commitment to this project.

                                                                                                      LOST
FOR THE MOTION
AS AMENDED:                   B. Smith; T. Cavanagh, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici,
                              S. Mandel.
OPPOSED:                      B. Anderson, J. Batty, A. Bolstad, E. Gibbons,
                              L. Langley, J. Melnychuk, M. Phair, D. Thiele.

Deputy Mayor D. Thiele vacated the Chair and Mayor B. Smith presided.

N.            NOTICES OF MOTION

Mayor B. Smith asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

                                                                           (Sec. 91. B.L. 12300)

O.            ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 5:18 p.m.




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MAYOR                                               CITY CLERK




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                                                                INDEX
                                                    SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
                                                            MARCH 19, 2002

  A.     CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS............................................................................................1
          A.1. CALL TO ORDER ............................................................................................................................1
          A.2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA ...............................................................................................................1

  B.1.      URGENT MATTERS - PROTOCOL ITEMS ..............................................................................................2
            B.1.a. University of Alberta Golden Bears Basketball Team (B. Anderson). .........................................2
            B.1.b. 2002 Canadian Brier Champions (J. Melnychuk). ........................................................................2

  B.3.      DECISION TO HEAR AND TIME SPECIFICS .......................................................................................2/6

  D.     ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES AND RESPONSES ....................................................................................4
          D.2.a. South LRT Extension Health Sciences Station to Heritage Station (Funding Strategy); Financing
                 and Building the LRT Extension (R. Hayter); The LRT System (M. Phair); Busways
                 (K. Leibovici).  ...........................................................................................................................4
          D.2.b. LRT Extension to Heritage vs. Savings in Busing (S. Mandel). ....................................................4

  G.     REPORTS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE MATTERS ........7
           G.1.a. South LRT. ....................................................................................................................................7

  N.     NOTICES OF MOTION ...................................................................................................................................8

  O.     ADJOURNMENT .............................................................................................................................................8




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