Council Meeting: November 23, 2015

Council Meeting: November 23, 2015

On Monday, we will have one of our regularly scheduled Council meetings, prior to beginning debate of Budget motions on Thursday afternoon. Here’s a look at what is on the Agenda for Monday’s meeting. To see details of the Budget motions we will be debating, please take a look here

CSAB Recommendations – Games Legacy Awards: This report brings forward a recommendation from the Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) for allocation from the fall intake of applications for the 2015 Games Legacy Award Program grant fund for Council’s consideration and approval, as per policy C-CS-01.

Environmental Initiative Grant Allocation: This report identifies the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) recommendations for the 2015 Environmental Initiatives Grant Program.

Capital Partnership Program Advisory Committee Recommendations: This report is before Council with two recommendations from the Capital Partnership Program Advisory Committee (CCPAC) regarding the outcomes from the review of two Preliminary Business Cases received into the Capital Partnership Program (CPP). The proposal regarding a St. Albert Performing Arts Centre is being recommended to move forward into the Detailed Business Plan stage. The proposal for Perron District Development is not being recommended for approval.

Corporate Quarterly Report: The City of St. Albert 2015 Corporate Quarterly Report – Quarter Three 2015 is provided to meet Council’s need for regular and formal communication from the City Manager. The report provides pertinent information on progress for the quarter ending September 30, 2015 related to City of St. Albert Strategic Plan approved by Council in February 2015 and is in Council Policy C-CG-02 City of St. Albert Strategic Plan.

Water Conservation Bylaw: The report provides the results of the public engagement activities related to the proposed Bylaw 22/2015, Water Conservation Bylaw. The report also brings forward Bylaw 22/2015, Water Conservation Bylaw, provided without amendments from March 23, 2015, for the consideration of Council. The bylaw proposes requirements for low-flow fixtures in new developments and restrictions on times of day for lawn watering.

Policing Services Policy: A final version of the Council Policy on Policing Services is being brought to Council for consideration of approval or further direction.

School Site Allocation Agreement Amendment: The Catholic School Board had submitted a letter to the parties of the School Site Allocation Agreement confirming that the grandfathered clause within the agreement pertaining to the Oakmont School Site could be removed.

Environmental Advisory Committee Bylaw Review: This report brings an updated version of the Environmental Advisory Committee Bylaw to Council for consideration. Given that proposed amendments occur throughout the document, it is deemed appropriate to repeal the original bylaw and replace it with a new bylaw.

Electrical Franchise Agreement Bylaw: The purpose of this report is to present for Council’s consideration a new Electric Distribution System Franchise Agreement Bylaw. Once approved, this Bylaw would replace the current Bylaw 31/2001 and authorize the execution of a new Electric Distribution System Franchise Agreement with FortisAlberta Inc. At this time there is not a plan to add a franchise fee to electricity.

Residential Assessment Sub-Class – Vacant City Lands Bylaw: The purpose of this report is to bring forward the requisite bylaw necessary for the implementation of Council Policy C-FS-19 – Taxation of Vacant Residential Lands.

Bylaw 31/2015: Redistricting Lacombe Park Stage 28: The purpose of the report is to outline the proposed amendment to the Land Use Bylaw 9/2005 Schedule A to redistrict a portion of Lacombe Park Stage 28 from Low Density Residential (R1) to Public Park (P), and from Public Park (P) to Low Density Residential (R1) as shown in Attachment 1.

Council Motions

Branding Projects: Councillor Hughes has provided the following notice of motion: “That the further planned work in 2016 for the St. Albert Place crosswalk branding project and any other sidewalk, road or median branding or unusual colour infrastructure painting projects are discontinued.”

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about this week’s Agenda or any other items. Have a great week!

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