M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

 

of the Red Deer City Council Regular Meeting

held on, Monday, May 27, 2019

commenced at 2:30 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

Director of Communications & Strategic Planning, Julia Harvie-Shemko

Director of Community Services, Sarah Cockerill

Director of Corporate Services, Lisa Perkins

Acting Director of Development Services, Greg Sikora

Director of Human Resources, Kristy Svoboda

Director of Planning Services, Tara Lodewyk

Director of Protective Services, Paul Goranson

City Clerk, Frieda McDougall

Deputy City Clerk, Samantha Rodwell

Corporate Meeting Administrator, Amber Senuk

Corporate Meeting Support, Kaitlin Bishop

Corporate Meeting Support, Jennifer Hankey

Planning Manager, Emily Damberger

                        Senior Planner, Orlando Toews

                        Senior Planner, Christi Fidek

           


 

1.

MINUTES

 

1.1.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the May 13, 2019 Council Meeting

 

Moved by Councillor Lawrence Lee, seconded by Councillor Tanya Handley

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer hereby approves the Minutes of the May 13, 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.

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Resolutions

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Legislative Services / Intergovernmental Strategist dated May 13, 2019 re: AUMA Resolutions, hereby agrees that Council forward to the AUMA 2019 Conference the following resolution:

Needle Debris

 

Whereas Needles are used by people with specific health conditions and addictions and the majority of needles are disposed of safely by the people who have used them; however, work is needed to respond to the increased needle debris;

 

Whereas the distribution of needles is reducing the number of shared needles being used but more needles are being discovered in public spaces such as park and recreation areas, causing a public health concern;

 

Whereas Municipalities are being burdened by the increasing cost of clean-up for needles being discovered and many residents are concerned for their health and safety;

 

Therefore be it Resolved that the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association advocate to the Government of Alberta for an Alberta wide strategy for the clean-up and disposal of used needle debris and for the Government of Alberta to provide additional resources to municipalities to collect and dispose of used needles.

 

Further be it Resolved that until such time as a strategy is established, the Province provide funding to municipalities to respond to these costs.

 

Prior to consideration of the motion, the following amendments were introduced:

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Legislative Services / Intergovernmental Strategist dated May 13, 2019 re: AUMA Resolutions, hereby agrees to amend the resolution by adding as the first Whereas: “Whereas the Government of Alberta, through various agencies, annually distributes millions of harm reduction needles, province-wide, in response to the opioid/drug addiction crisis in Alberta;”

 

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 TO AMEND CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Legislative Services / Intergovernmental Strategist dated May 13, 2019 re: AUMA Resolutions, hereby agrees to amend the resolution as follows:

 

-          by deleting “Whereas the distribution of needles is reducing the number of shared needles being used but more needles are being discovered in public spaces such as park and recreation areas, causing a public health concern;

and replacing it with “Whereas while needle distribution is reducing the number of shared needles used, a growing number of discarded needles are being discovered in public spaces such as parks and recreation areas- causing significant public health and safety concerns;”

 

-          by deleting “Whereas Municipalities are being burdened by the increasing cost of clean-up for needles being discovered and many residents are concerned for their health and safety;”and replacing it with “ Whereas municipalities are being increasingly burdened by the rising costs of needles debris clean-up, and many citizens are deeply concerned for their health and safety;”

 

-          by deleting “Therefore be it Resolved that the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association advocate to the Government of Alberta for an Alberta wide strategy for the clean-up and disposal of used needle debris and for the Government of Alberta to provide additional resources to municipalities to collect and dispose of used needles;” and replacing it with “Therefore be it Resolved that the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association advocates to the Government of Alberta for a province-wide strategy for the clean-up and disposal of used needle debris and for the Government of Alberta to provide additional resources to municipalities to collect and dispose of used needles; and”

 

-          By deleting “the Province provide” and replacing it with the “Province provides”

 

-          By adding “adequate” after “the Province provides”

 

-          By adding “ongoing” after “municipalities to respond to these”

 

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 TO AMEND CARRIED

 

The original motion, as amended, was then on the floor.

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Legislative Services / Intergovernmental Strategist dated May 13, 2019 re: AUMA Resolutions, hereby agrees that Council forward to the AUMA 2019 Conference the following resolution:

 

Needle Debris

 

Whereas the Government of Alberta, through various agencies, annually distributes millions of harm reduction needles, province-wide, in response to the opioid/drug addiction crisis in Alberta;

 

Whereas Needles are used by people with specific health conditions and addictions and the majority of needles are disposed of safely by the people who have used them; however, work is needed to respond to the increased needle debris;

 

Whereas while needle distribution is reducing the number of shared needles used, a growing number of discarded needles are being discovered in public spaces such as parks and recreation areas – causing significant public health and safety concerns;

 

Whereas municipalities are being increasingly burdened by the rising costs of needle debris clean-up, and many citizens are deeply concerned for their health and safety;

 

Therefore be it Resolved that the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association advocates to the Government of Alberta for a province-wide strategy for the clean-up and disposal of used needle debris, and for the Government of Alberta to provide additional resources to municipalities to collect and dispose of used needles; and

 

Further be it Resolved that until such time as a strategy is established, the Province provides adequate funding to municipalities to respond to these ongoing costs.

 

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 Legislative Services / Intergovernmental Strategist dated May 13, 2019 re: AUMA Resolutions, hereby directs the development of an advocacy strategy to establish principles for the future submission of resolutions to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

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 3:31 p.m.

Council reconvened at 6:00 p.m.  Councillor Tanya Handley did not return.

 

3.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

3.1.

Proposed amendments to create a new land use district in the Queens Business Park area – Bylaw 3357 / N-2019

Proposed amendments to:

Bylaw 3398/A-2019 – West QE2 Major Area Structure Plan (MASP)

Bylaw 3399/A-2019 – Queens Business Park Industrial Area Structure Plan (IASP)

Bylaw 3469/A-2019 – Queens Business Park SE 36 Industrial Area Structure Plan (IASP)

 

 

 

Moved by Councillor Buck Buchanan, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer hereby agrees to amend Bylaw 3357/N-2019 as follows:

-    By deleting (vi) Billboard Sign in Section 6.4.2(b) Discretionary Uses; and

-    By adding to Section 6.4.2 1IB/AD Development Standards:

     (d)    Dynamic Signs shall not face a Major Corridor, as defined in Section 7.15.2(b).

 

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

 

OPPOSED:              Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED

 

Mayor Tara Veer declared open the Joint Public Hearing for Bylaw 3357/N-2019, an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to create a new land use district, I1B/AD Industrial (Business Service and Automobile Dealership) District, which would replace the DC(24) District in the Queens Business Park, Bylaw 3398/A-2019, an amendment to the West QE2 (West of Highway Queen Elizabeth II) Major Area Structure Plan, Bylaw 3399/A-2019, an amendment to the Queens Business Park Industrial Area Structure Plan, and Bylaw 3469/A-2019, an amendment to the Queens Business Park SE 36 Industrial Area Structure Plan.  Mr. Brett Salomons spoke to this item.  As there was no one else present to speak to the bylaw, Mayor Tara Veer declared the Public Hearing closed. 

 

Moved by Councillor Buck Buchanan, seconded by Councillor Frank Wong

 

SECOND READING:            That Bylaw 3357/N-2019 (an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to create a new land use district, I1B/AD Industrial (Business Service and Automobile Dealership) District, which would replace the DC(24) District in the Queens Business Park) be read a second time, as amended.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Buck Buchanan, seconded by Councillor Frank Wong

 

THIRD READING:     That Bylaw 3357/N-2019 be read a third time.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

SECOND READING:            That Bylaw 3398/A-2019 (an amendment to the West QE2 (West of Highway Queen Elizabeth II) Major Area Structure Plan) be read a second time.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

THIRD READING:     That Bylaw 3398/A-2019 be read a third time.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

SECOND READING:            That Bylaw 3399/A-2019 (an amendment to the Queens Business Park Industrial Area Structure Plan) be read a second time.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

THIRD READING:     That Bylaw 3399/A-2019 be read a third time.

 

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

 

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Ken Johnston, seconded by Councillor Michael Dawe

 

SECOND READING: That Bylaw 3469/A-2019 (an amendment to the Queens Business Park SE 36 Industrial Area Structure Plan) be read a second time.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Ken Johnston, seconded by Councillor Michael Dawe

 

THIRD READING:     That Bylaw 3469/A-2019 be read a third time.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

3.2.

Bylaw 3357/D-2019 Amendment to Direct Control District No. 27 and Clearview Market Square Phase 2 Site Plan and Design Package

 

Mayor Tara Veer declared open the Public Hearing for Bylaw 3357/D-2019, an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to amend Direct Control District No. 27 to add “Motor Vehicle Service or Repair, excluding Motor Vehicle Sales (for Phase 2)” as a discretionary use in the DC27 district and to modify the Direct Control District No. 27 approving authority in order to streamline the approval process.  Mr. Guy Pelletier, Ms. Leah Margiotta and Mr. Daniel Eggert spoke to this item.  As no one else was present to speak to the bylaw, Mayor Tara Veer declared the Public Hearing closed.

 

Moved by Councillor Lawrence Lee, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

SECOND READING: That Bylaw 3357/D-2019 (an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to amend Direct Control District No. 27 to add “Motor Vehicle Service or Repair, excluding Motor Vehicle Sales (for Phase 2)” as a discretionary use in the DC27 district and to modify the Direct Control District No. 27 approving authority in order to streamline the approval process) be read a second time.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Lawrence Lee, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

THIRD READING:     That Bylaw 3357/D-2019 be read a third time.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Planning Services, dated April 12, 2019 re:  Bylaw 3357/D-2019 Amendment to Direct Control District No. 27 and Resolution to Council:  Clearview Market Square:  Phase 2 Site Plan and Design Package hereby adopts a new Clearview Market Square:  Phase 2 Site Plan and Design Package to guide future development of the subject area.

 

Prior to consideration of the motion, the following amendments were introduced:

 

Moved by Councillor Lawrence Lee, seconded by Councillor Buck Buchanan

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Planning Services, dated April 12, 2019 re:  Bylaw 3357/D-2019 Amendment to Direct Control District No. 27 and Resolution to Council:  Clearview Market Square:  Phase 2 Site Plan and Design Package hereby agrees to table the Clearview Market Square:  Phase 2 Site Plan and Design Package for up to 6 weeks to allow administration to provide additional information and options related to:

- The potential removal of the egress onto 30 Avenue

- Alternate Building designations for Building 8

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Frank Wong

 

OPPOSED:              Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION TO TABLE DEFEATED

 

Moved by Councillor Lawrence Lee, seconded by Councillor Buck Buchanan

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Planning Services, dated April 12, 2019 re:  Bylaw 3357/D-2019 Amendment to Direct Control District No. 27 and Resolution to Council:  Clearview Market Square:  Phase 2 Site Plan and Design Package hereby amends the Site Plan by removing the egress on to 30 Avenue.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

OPPOSED:              Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION TO AMEND DEFEATED

 

Moved by Councillor Vesna Higham, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Planning Services, dated April 12, 2019 re:  Bylaw 3357/D-2019 Amendment to Direct Control District No. 27 and Resolution to Council:  Clearview Market Square:  Phase 2 Site Plan and Design Package hereby amends the Site Plan by changing the designation of Buildings 8, 9 and 10 from "AUTO" to "AUTO and/or CRU".

 

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

 

OPPOSED:              Councillor Frank Wong

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED

 

The original motion, as amended, was then on the floor.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Michael Dawe, Councillor Vesna Higham, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

OPPOSED:              Mayor Tara Veer

 

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

4.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Moved by Councillor Ken Johnston, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer hereby agrees to adjourn the Monday, May 27, 2019 Regular Council Meeting of Red Deer City Council at 8:00 p.m.

 

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

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

“Mayor Tara Veer”

 

“Frieda McDougall”

MAYOR

 

CITY CLERK