As we near the end of this Council term, there is still a lot of work left to be done (as evidenced by the size of recent Agenda Packages!). Here’s a look at what is on the proposed Agenda for this week’s meeting:
Council Code of Conduct: In August 2016, Council instructed Administration to begin work on a Council Code of Conduct Bylaw to replace the current City Council Policy C-CG-08 Council Members Code of Conduct in anticipation of new regulations to be introduced by the Province of Alberta as part of the Municipal Government Act review which is set to make Code of Conduct bylaws mandatory for all municipalities. The resulting updated Council Code of Conduct is being presented for consideration.
Amendments to Standing Committee of the Whole Bylaw: To present the proposed Governance, Priorities and Finance Committee Bylaw 31/2017 and proposed amendments to Agenda Committee Bylaw 24/2016 for approval.
Bylaw 22/2017 – Amendment to Business License Bylaw 43/2000 Regarding Vehicle for Hire: This report is to outline the proposed amendment to Business License Bylaw 43/2000. This amendment creates “Schedule C – Vehicles for Hire” which provides direction to companies wishing to operate as a Vehicle for Hire business in St. Albert, and includes alternate licensing requirements for Transportation Network Companies as directed by Council.
Policing Committee Bylaw Amendment: Administration is bringing this matter back to Council as it was determined that a small administrative amendment is required to the Bylaw to ensure functional transition between now and when members of the Policing Committee are appointed.
Public Works Site Management Policy Update: The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the final updated Policy C-IS-06 Environmental Management of Contaminated Sites, previously titled Public Works Site Management, for consideration.
AUMA Resolutions: This report is to provide draft AUMA resolutions for Council to consider submitting for vote at AUMA’s 2017 Convention, which will be held November 22-24, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta. The resolutions are related to declaring a state of local emergency and municipal reserves.
St. Albert Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Strategy: To provide Council with the updated version of the “St. Albert Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Strategy” (more commonly known as a Business Incubation Strategy) after consideration of Council comments.
Public Hearing (5 p.m.): Erin Ridge North Amendments (Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaw): This report presents proposed amendments to the Erin Ridge North Area Structure Plan (ASP) Bylaw 33/2009 and the Land Use Bylaw 9/2005 for the former Lutheran church lands at the corner of St. Albert Trail and Coal Mine Road in Erin Ridge North. These amendments require a public hearing as per the requirements in the Municipal Government Act (MGA).
Area Structure Plan Approval Process: Councillor Hughes has provided the following notice of motion: “That the applicable polices and procedures are amended to require that new ASP developments and/or major ASP revisions are presented to council at the beginning of the development approval process for council discussion of whether the city would want to purchase land within the ASP discussion lands for city purposes, such as larger school sites, additional park space or city facility needs.”
Library Space Solution Alternative: Councillor Hughes has provided the following notice of motion: “That administration work with the library to present a project charter as an alternative to the library branch for the 2018 budget, which includes moving CPS out of their current main floor office space and repurposing it for a library expansion. The charter would include a plan for how the expansion space and current library space would be reorganized to optimize its use. The project charter would include the estimated renovation costs and any additional expected operating costs.
The charter would also include a medium and long term option plan to move the museum and/or other office space in St. Albert Place and repurpose that space for the library, with the capital and operating costs to renovate that space for a further library expansion.”
Council will also be in camera to discuss a matter related to Smart Fare, for a matter related to the CAO Contract and for a regular Council/City Manager dialogue. I also wanted to share a link to information on all that will be going on around St. Albert for Canada Day. Enjoy celebrating our Nation’s 150th Birthday!