Council Meeting: June 12, 2017

Council Meeting: June 12, 2017

Hello everyone. After a couple of weeks off, Council resumes our regular schedule on Monday at 2 p.m. Here’s what’s on the proposed Agenda for the meeting:

CSAB Recommendations – Community Events Grant: This report brings forward a recommendation from the Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) for allocation from the 2017 spring intake of applications for the “Ad Hoc” Community Events Grant Program for Council’s consideration and approval, as per attached Policy C-CS-02.

CSAB Recommendations – Games Legacy Awards: This report brings forward a recommendation from the Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) for allocation from the spring intake of applications for the 2017 Games Legacy Award Program grant fund for Council’s consideration and approval, as per Policy C-CS-01.

CSAB Recommendations: FCSS Spring Grants: This report brings forward recommendations from the Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) for allocation from the 2017 intake of applications for the FCSS Spring Grant for Council’s consideration and approval, as per Policy C-CS-12.

Approval of 2018-2027 Municipal RMR Plan: This report presents 10-Year Municipal RMR (Repair, Maintain, Replace) plan as originally presented to Standing Committee of the Whole on May 8, 2017 as well as the information requests relating to the 10-Year (2018-2027) Municipal RMR Capital Plan. You can find the 10-Year Plan here.

Approval of 2018-2027 Utility RMR Plan: This report presents the 10-Year Utility RMR (Repair, Maintain, Replace) plan as originally presented to Standing Committee of the Whole on May 8, 2017. The details of the plan can be found here.

2016 Annual Report: The Annual Report includes 2016 operational highlights, progress achieved towards implementing the City of St. Albert Strategic Plan, statistical information and discussion of the financial statements, as well as the approved audited consolidated financial statements.

Recreation & Parks Report: The purpose of this report is to provide Council with an update on the highlights and progress of the Recreation Master Plan.

Amendment to Council Policy C-CS-04 Public Art: That Council approve the amended Public Art Policy C-CS-04 to include a Definition of Emerging Artist and to obtain authorization to provide an annual acquisition of artworks award for an Emerging Artist.

Dynamyx Facility Needs Report: To provide Council with a summary of the background to the proposals for support from Dynamyx Gymnastics Club and to provide background on the current process for evaluating proposed recreation infrastructure development.

Memorandum of Understanding for Joint Gymnastics Planning: Mayor Crouse has provided the following notice of motion: “Administration, following discussions with the gymnastics clubs, return to Council in Q3/17 with a draft MOU that reflects joint gymnastics planning together with the City.”

Request for Time Extension – Council Policy C-CG-09 Council Committees, Task Forces and Steering Committee: Administration is requesting that the deadline for the agenda item Council Policy C-CG-09 Council Committees, Task Forces and Steering Committee be extended to January 26, 2018.

Bylaw 36/2017 Protection of Persons and Property & Bylaw 37/2017 Parks: Council has directed Administration to draft and present a new Protection of Person’s and Property Bylaw in accordance with direction from the July 4, 2016 Council meeting. This report and the attached Bylaw is being presented to share the proposed Bylaw that Administration has prepared.

Policing Committee Bylaw – Third Reading: On May 23, 2017 Bylaw 28/2017 was given second reading. Council also passed a number of motions directing further amendments to the Bylaw. The Bylaw before Council incorporates those amendments. Administration has also incorporated amendments that remedy typographical and grammatical errors. The Bylaw is now coming forward to Council for the purpose of third and final reading along with recommended motions for Council debate related to resource support, committee implementation target date as well as the review and update of the Council Policy on Policing Services.

Information Item – Corporate Work Plan Prioritization Discussion: The corporate work plan was first developed at the end of 2016 to assist Council in prioritizing existing projects for Administration. The criteria used in the work plan have been expanded and updated and are presented here for Council’s information.

Wildlife Corridor along the Sturgeon River Valley: Councillor Russell has provided the following notice of motion: “That Administration review steps that are required to create a Wildlife Corridor along the Sturgeon River Valley through the City of St. Albert that would protect wild animals transiting from the mouth of the Sturgeon River to the Eastern boundary of the City.”

Council will also be going in camera for a dialogue with our City Manager and to discuss a land matter.

On a separate note, I wanted to remind people that this coming week is Pride Week in St. Albert. There will be a proclamation at tomorrow’s meeting and the Pride Flag will be raised on Monday at St. Albert Place. On Saturday, June 17th from 3-6 p.m. the annual Pride BBQ will take place in Lion’s Park. This a free event and all are welcome to attend to show your support for the diversity in our community. Hope to see many of you there. Have a great week!

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