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File #: AR-19-393    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Reports Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/30/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action:
Title: MDP Contract Scope Change Presented by: Katie Mahoney, Senior Long Range Planner, Planning & Development Department
TAMRMS#: B06

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MDP Contract Scope Change
Presented by: Katie Mahoney, Senior Long Range Planner, Planning & Development Department

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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That Council approve a change order to the existing MDP consulting services contract, in the amount of $200,000, within the approved budget AR-18-112, to support a change in scope involving additional work including planning analysis, public engagement, and financial considerations regarding future growth.


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PURPOSE OF REPORT
To seek Council’s approval for a change order of $200,000 to the existing MDP consulting services contract, within the approved budget AR-18-112, for the purpose of completing the project.


ALIGNMENT TO PRIORITIES IN COUNCIL’S STRATEGIC PLAN
Council Strategic Plan:

Strategic Priority #1: Growth Policy Framework: Develop a robust policy framework to guide growth.

2018-2021 Corporate Business Plan :

1.1 Complete revision of the Municipal Development Plan


ALIGNMENT TO LEVELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY
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ALIGNMENT TO COUNCIL DIRECTION OR MANDATORY STATUTORY PROVISION
The City of St. Albert is required to update its Municipal Development Plan, in alignment with the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan, by October 2020.


BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
On April 23, 2018, Council approved a budget of $1,094,400, for the purpose of creating a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP). At the onset of the project, approved funds were allocated for both consulting services and internal staffing costs. Since that time, significant progress on the project, Flourish - Growing to 100K, has been made. The project is nearing the completion of phase three, in a four phase planning process . In terms of overall deliverables and milestones, the project is approximately 70% completed, and only half of the approved budget has been spent to date. This is partly due to the lack of internal staff r...

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