Inside Council Chambers

Inside Council Chambers is a brief summary of the items discussed at the most recent City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Podcasts are also available for the latest council meetings.

Please note: This is not the official City of Spruce Grove council meeting minutes. Please refer to Meeting Agendas and Minutes to view agendas, all supporting documents, and official meeting minutes that have been approved by City Council.

June 25, 2018, Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Council approved the June 25, 2018, Regular Council meeting minutes.

Certificate of Recognition – Spruce Grove Specialized Transit Service Board Members

Robert Da Roza and Sid Davis were recognized by Council for their contributions to the community through their years of service on the Spruce Grove Specialized Transit Service Board. Da Roza and Davis each received a Certificate of Recognition, which is awarded through the City’s Outstanding Achievement Recognition Program.

Bylaw C-1039-18 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Greenbury Stage 10 – First Reading

Council gave first reading to Bylaw C-1039-18, which will redistrict 2.3 hectares of land within the Pioneer Lands Area Structure Plan from UR – Urban Reserve District to R1 – Mixed Low to Medium Density Residential District and P1 – Parks and Recreation District.

Bylaw C-1043-18 - Council Code of Conduct Bylaw – Third Reading

Council gave third reading to Bylaw C-1043-18, which establishes a code of conduct for elected officials.

Waste Management Program Service Level Changes

Council passed a motion for City Administration to implement a public engagement initiative to explore proposed service level changes to the City’s waste management program.

Edmonton Metropolitan Region Transit Commission Memorandum of Understanding

Council passed a motion for the City to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Edmonton and the City of St. Albert to participate in the Phase 2 discussions on the development of an Edmonton Metropolitan Region Transit Commission.

Spruce Grove Specialized Transit Service Management Board of Directors – Board Member Appointments

The following positions from City Administration were appointed to the Specialized Transit Service Management Board to maintain operations while the collective planning and implementation of the Tri-Municipal Regional Transit Plan occurs:

  • General Manager of Community and Protective Services
  • Director of FCSS and Social Planning
  • Transit Specialist

Crime Prevention Presentation Opportunities

City Administration presented a report on community crime prevention opportunities to Council.

Local Authorities Election Act Feedback

Council directed City Administration to prepare a response to the Local Authorities Election Act Discussion Guide, as circulated by the Province of Alberta. The City’s feedback will be provided to Municipal Affairs and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.

Various Board and Committee Meeting Minutes

Council received the following board and committee meeting minutes as information:

Deputy Mayor appointment

Coun. David Oldham was sworn in as Deputy Mayor for the term of June 26 to Oct. 22, 2018.

June 11, 2018, Regular Council Meeting Minutes and June 18, 2018, Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes

Council approved the June 11, 2018, Regular Council meeting minutes and the June 18, 2018, Committee of the Whole meeting minutes.

Staff presentation

Corey Levasseur, General Manager of Planning and Infrastructure, and David Wolanski, General Manager of Community and Protective Services, were presented with service awards for having completed 10 years of service as administrators in local government.

Public delegation – Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Edmonton Region

Dennis Peck, representing the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Edmonton Region, made a presentation on Bylaw C-1045-18 - Surface Drainage Bylaw. Council received the presentation as information.

Bylaw C-1045-18 - Surface Drainage Bylaw – Second and Third Reading

Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw C-1045-18  , which provides for the ongoing operation of the City’s lot grading program. This new bylaw will replace Bylaw C-903-15.

Bylaw C-1029-18 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Jesperdale Stage 11 – Third Reading

Council gave third reading to Bylaw C-1029-18   to redistrict land within the North Central Area Structure Plan from UR - Urban Reserve District to R1 - Low to Medium Density Residential District.

Bylaw C-1049-18 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Springate Stage 17 – First Reading

Council gave first reading to Bylaw C-1049-18  , which will redistrict a 2.3 ha portion of NE 5-53-27-4 from UR - Urban Reserve District to R1 - Mixed Low to Medium Density Residential District. Stage 17 is the final stage in the Springate neighbourhood.

Bylaw C-1046-18 - Development Fees and Fines Bylaw – Third Reading

Council gave third reading to Bylaw C-1046-18  , the Development Fees and Fines Bylaw.

Bylaw C-1047-18 - Consumption of Cannabis in Public Places Bylaw – First and Second Reading

Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw C-1047-18  , which proposes regulations related to cannabis consumption in public.

Bylaw C-1050-18 - Smoking Bylaw Amendment – First and Second Reading

Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw C-1050-18  , which is an amendment to the Smoking Bylaw   to state that it does not include the consumption of cannabis.

Bylaw C-1043-18 - Council Code of Conduct Bylaw – First and Second Reading

Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw C-1043-18  , which establishes a code of conduct for elected officials.

Crime Prevention Presentation Opportunities

Council passed a motion for City Administration to explore opportunities for a presentation on crime prevention in the community and report back to council.

Community Safety Initiative

Council passed a motion for City Administration to implement an enhanced community policing initiative at a cost of $100,000 with $50,000 being expended from Council Contingency.

Various Board and Committee Meeting Minutes

Council received the following board and committee meeting minutes as information:

Outstanding Achievement Presentation
The St. Peter the Apostle Spartans Senior Girls Basketball team were recognized by Council with Certificates of Outstanding Achievement for their Silver medal win at the ASAA Provincial Championships held in Cochrane, Alberta on March 17, 2018. 

TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre 2017 Annual Report Presentation
Mr. Graig Walsh, General Manager, TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre presented the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre’s 2017 Annual Report.

Outdoor Amenity Functional Plan
Council was given a presentation regarding the Outdoor Amenity Functional Plan.

Waste Management Program Proposed Changes
Administration made a presentation and is seeking Council’s input into four proposed waste management program changes.