City Council Meeting - September 10, 2018

Listen to the September 10, 2018 City Council Meeting  
Aug. 13, 2018, Regular Council Meeting Minutes and Aug. 27, 2018, Special Council Meeting Minutes

Council approved the Aug. 13, 2018, Regular Council meeting minutes and the Aug. 27, 2018, Special Council meeting minutes.

Women Building Futures

Megan Bates, Manager Industry Relations with Women Building Futures, presented Council with an update on the 2018 Operator Readiness program.

Protective Services Presentation

Inspector Mike Lokken, Officer in Charge of the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP Detachment, made a presentation to Council, providing a report on RCMP services within the area. Robert Kosterman, Spruce Grove Fire Chief, also presented the City’s 2017 Protective Services Annual Report.

McLaughlin Nelson House

Wilson and Danielle Nelson, owners of the McLaughlin Nelson House, presented Council with an update on the progress and future needs of the municipal historic resource, which was built in 1912. In 2012, the house was designated as a municipal historic resource and the Nelson family began restoring it to its original state.

Spruce Grove Public Library Board – 2019 Budget Presentation

Representatives from the Spruce Grove Public Library Board presented the Spruce Grove Public Library’s 2019–2021 budget and 2019 budget request.

2018 Second Quarter Financial Statements

City Administration presented the City’s 2018 second quarter financial statements.

2019 Local Transit Bus Funding Approval

Council passed a motion to approve the 2019 expenditure of $738,000 for the manufacturing and delivery of three local transit buses. An expenditure of $492,000 is expected to follow in 2020 for two additional local transit buses. In total, the contract is not to exceed $1,237,500.

Appointment of External Auditor

KPMG LLP was appointed as the external auditors for the City of Spruce Grove for fiscal years 2018–2022.

Regional Context Statement – Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan

Council passed a motion to approve the Regional Context Statement, as outlined by the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board. The context statement states that the City of Spruce Grove is within the Metropolitan Area policy tier in the Metropolitan Regional Structure as an Urban Centre. Council directed City Administration to prepare amendments to the Municipal Development Plan to bring the plan into conformity with the new Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan.

Recorded Votes

Council passed a motion to approve the implementation of recorded votes for all council and committee of the whole meetings. Council directed City Administration to bring forward amendments to Council’s procedure bylaw to reflect this decision and that this change be effective beginning with the Sept. 17, 2018, Committee of the Whole meeting.

Various Board and Committee Meeting Minutes

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