M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

 

of the Red Deer City Council Regular Meeting

held on, Monday, October 28, 2019

commenced at 2:45 P.M.

 

Present:        Mayor Tara Veer

                        Councillor Buck Buchanan

                        Councillor Michael Dawe

                        Councillor Tanya Handley

                        Councillor Vesna Higham

                        Councillor Ken Johnston

                        Councillor Lawrence Lee

                        Councillor Frank Wong

                        Councillor Dianne Wyntjes  

 

City Manager, Allan Seabrooke

Acting Director of Communications & Strategic Planning, Tara Shand

Director of Community Services, Sarah Cockerill

Director of Corporate Services, Lisa Perkins

Acting Director of Development Services, Konrad Dunbar

Director of Human Resources, Kristy Svoboda

Acting Director of Planning Services, Emily Damberger

Director of Protective Services, Paul Goranson

City Clerk, Frieda McDougall

Corporate Meeting Administrator, Amber Senuk

Corporate Meeting Support, Jennifer Hankey

Social Planning Manager, Tricia Hercina

Transportation Engineer, Niki Burkinshaw

Senior Planner, Kimberly Fils-Aime

 


 

 

1.

MINUTES

 

1.1.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the October 15, 2019 Council Meeting.

 

Moved by Councillor Lawrence Lee, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer hereby approves the Minutes of the October 15, 2019 Regular Council Meeting as transcribed.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

2.

REPORTS

 

2.1.

Community Housing Advisory Board (CHAB) Recommendation - Permanent Supportive Housing Move

 

Ms. Sandi Chalmers, Community Housing Advisory Board Chair spoke to this item.

 

Moved by Councillor Frank Wong, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Social Planning dated September 30, 2019 re:  Community Housing Advisory Board Recommendation – Permanent Supportive Housing Move hereby endorses the recommendation of the Community Housing Advisory Board and agrees to additional Outreach Support Services Initiative funding in the amount of $36,212 to cover costs associated with the move for the Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH) by Canadian Mental Health Association, subject to development permit approval and completion report, as issued by The City of Red Deer.

 

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee,

Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

3.

ADDITIONAL AGENDA

 

3.1.

Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan

 

Ms. Tricia Hercina, Social Planning Manager and Ms. Christine Stewart, Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan Chair and Dr. Alina Turner, Consultant, spoke to this item.

 

Moved by Councillor Lawrence Lee, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Social Planning, dated October 28, 2019 re:  Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan hereby receives the Executive Summary from the Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan Ad-Hoc Committee and confirms that the Ad-Hoc Committee’s mandate has been fulfilled.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Buck Buchanan, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Social Planning, dated October 28, 2019 re:  Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan hereby directs Administration to continue work on the integrated governance model and bring back a recommendation for a new governance model by Q2 2020.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Council recessed at 3:57 p.m. and reconvened at 4:12 p.m.

 

4.

REPORTS - continued

 

4.1.

Transit Network Improvements Project - Implementation of Proposed Immediate Route Network & Service Levels

 

Ms. Niki Burkinshaw, Transportation Engineer and Ms. Tania Wegwitz, Senior Transportation Planner & Transit Lead – Watt Consulting Group, spoke to this item.

 

Moved by Councillor Ken Johnston, seconded by Councillor Frank Wong

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Transit and Engineering Services Departments dated October 8, 2019 re: Transit Network Improvements Projects – Implementation of Proposed Immediate Route Network & Service Levels hereby approves the Service Design Standards and Performance Guidelines superseding the “2004 Transit and Special Transportation Study”, as the planning basis for transit service in Red Deer.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Lawrence Lee, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Transit and Engineering Services Departments dated October 8, 2019 re: Transit Network Improvements Projects – Implementation of Proposed Immediate Route Network & Service Levels hereby directs Administration to undertake the detailed planning, related infrastructure changes, subject to 2020 capital budget approvals with a target of implementing the changes in fall of 2020.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

5.

BYLAWS

 

5.1.

Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/BB-2019:
Day Care Facility Site Exception

 

Councillor Johnston left Council Chambers at 5:42 p.m. and returned at 5:43 p.m.

 

Moved by Councillor Michael Dawe, seconded by Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

FIRST READING:       That Bylaw 3357/BB-2019 (an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw for a site exception to allow for consideration of a Day Care Facility as a discretionary use at 15 Dynes Street) be read a first time.

 

OPPOSED:              Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION DEFEATED

 

 

 

 

5.2.

Proposed Off-Site Levy Update

Off-Site Levy Bylaw 3631/2019

 

Moved by Councillor Buck Buchanan, seconded by Councillor Tanya Handley

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Engineering Services dated October 28, 2019 re:  Off-Site Levy Bylaw 3631/2019 hereby agrees to adopt the following additional Off-Site Levy principle:

-           Off-Site Levies apply to City projects.

 

Councillor Lawrence Lee left the Council Meeting at 5:59 p.m.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes, seconded by Councillor Tanya Handley

 

FIRST READING:       That Off-Site Levy Bylaw 3631/2019 (a bylaw to provide for the imposition of an off-site levy on land to be subdivided or developed within the City of Red Deer) be read a first time.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

6.

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

The following Notice of Motion was introduced by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

Whereas The City of Red Deer recognizes the important role that libraries play in our community including the early literacy programs that are integral to developing proficient readers and ensuring that children succeed in school; and

 

Whereas more and more digital literacy programs run by libraries also help ensure that citizens can contribute to our digital world. Additionally, vulnerable demographic groups, including seniors, low income families, youth, and new Canadians rely on access to libraries as an important tool for their participation in the community – from education to searching for jobs to consuming Canadian cultural materials, and

 

Whereas libraries in our community recognize that library users increasingly seek to access digital publications offered by multinational publishers, and that access to those publications is too often curtailed by prohibitively high licensing fees or else entirely denied to Canadian libraries; in 2018 Red Deer had 82,161 circulations of electronic publications, and

 

Whereas libraries must be in a position to offer digital publications to their users as part of their service offering to our community, particularly given the contemporary rapid pace of digitization of educational and cultural materials;

 

Now Therefore be it Resolved that The City of Red Deer hereby:

 

1.      Indicates our support for the Canadian Urban Libraries Council in its efforts to increase access to digital publications for library users in the City of Red Deer and across Canada; and

 

2.      Calls on the Federal government to investigate the barriers faced by libraries in acquiring digital publications and the problems that poses for vulnerable demographic groups in Canada; and

 

3.      Asks the Federal government and our local Members of Parliament to develop a solution that increases access to digital publications across Canada and assists libraries in meeting the cost requirements to acquire digital publications.

 

 

Reference: Canadian Urban Libraries Council Information Circular, August 2019

 

 

7.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Moved by Councillor Tanya Handley, seconded by Councillor Buck Buchanan

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer hereby agrees to adjourn the Monday, October 28, 2019 Regular Council Meeting of Red Deer City Council at 6:10 p.m.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

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