Council Meeting: March 6, 2017

Council Meeting: March 6, 2017

Here’s a look at what is on the proposed Agenda for this coming week’s St. Albert City Council meeting: 

Possible Names for the Employment Lands: As per Council direction, Administration consulted landowners within the Employment Lands and the Technical Naming Review Panel to gather names for consideration. The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the rationale for the list of alternative names considered, the recommended replacement name for the Employment Lands – “Lakeview Business District”, to propose a street naming convention, and to provide alternatives to the term “Park”.

Budget Calendar: This report provides an overview of recommended key dates in the 2018 budget process.

2017 Public Tax Sale: Municipalities typically have a tax recovery process in place to collect taxes on properties that are delinquently in arrears. Sections 410-422 of the Municipal Government Act outline the process whereby the municipality can attempt to collect these tax arrears. Any property that is in arrears for two or more taxation years is eligible to become part of the tax arrears list. This report provides Council with an overview of the tax recovery process and the steps leading up to a possible tax sale on April 26, 2017.

Bylaw 11/2017 – 2017 Supplementary Assessment Bylaw: If a municipality wishes to require the preparation of supplementary assessments for improvements, Council must pass a supplementary assessment bylaw authorizing the assessments to be prepared for the purposes of imposing a tax. The bylaw must be passed by May 1st of the tax year in question. Supplementary assessments will be sent out in August and October 2017. They typically apply to new houses, condominiums, warehouses, or commercial buildings that were unfinished as of December 31, 2016, and were then completed and occupied during the spring-summer-fall of 2017.

Bylaw 20-2017 – Municipal Election Bylaw Amendments & Policy C-CC-14 – Votes of Electors: Prior to each General Election, Administration recommends, for Council consideration, resolutions related to the upcoming election. Those resolutions include such things as the appointment of a Returning Officer, authorizing the Returning Officer to establish voting subdivisions and to conduct advance and institutional voting. By addressing these matters in a policy, the process will be streamlined and allow Administration to move forward on many election related matters without waiting for a decision from Council prior to each election, by-election or vote. Council would still have the option to change these “default” decisions by resolution.

Bylaw 3/2017 – Everitt Park Redistricting: To consider third reading of Bylaw 3/2017 to redistrict Everitt Park from the Private and Public Service (PS) District to the Public Park (P) District by amending Schedule A of the Land Use Bylaw 9/2005.

Bylaw 4/2017 – Eldorado Park Redistricting: To consider third reading of Bylaw 4/2017 to redistrict Eldorado Park from the Private and Public Service (PS) District to the Public Park (P) District by amending Schedule A of the Land Use Bylaw 9/2005.

Bylaw 5/2017 – Addressing Bylaw: To consider three readings to a Bylaw that defines an Addressing Authority and provides for the orderly numbering of parcels of land, buildings, units, and internal suites within the City of St. Albert. The purpose of this Bylaw is to address several issues related to addressing in St. Albert that have caused confusion over the years.

Council Motions:

Three-Way Stop: Councillor Russell has provided the following notice of motion (this item was postponed from last week’s meeting): “That Administration take steps to install 3-way stop signs at the corner of Grenfell Avenue and Grosvenor Boulevard prior to May 1st, 2017.”

Enhanced Election Management Funding: Councillor Heron has provided the following notice of motion: “That the operating business case from CSS- Legislative Services Enhanced Election Management Capacity for $30,000 be funded from the 2016 operating surplus.”

Canada Day Funding: Councillor Heron has provided the following notice of motion: “That the operating business case from CPS – Rec & Park – Canada Day for $25,000 be funded from the 2016 operating surplus.”

Organic Cart Pick Up: Councillor Russell has provided the following notice of motion: “That the weekly pick up schedule for Green Organic Cart begin in April rather than May of 2017.”

That’s everything for this week. Please let me know if  you have any questions or comments.

1 Comment

  1. I find it ironic that certain councillors wanted a plebiscite when they reject any public consultation that they do not agree with (Library and. Dogs) .

    Another example is the Erin Ridge traffic calming survey where council had zero comments where the city ignored the results from their own survey.

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