COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


January 19, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, *D. Iveson, M. Oshry
*
Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Esslinger, A. Knack, S. McKeen

G. Joseph, Office of the City Clerk

L. Long, Office of the City Clerk

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      3

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             3

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      3

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Entrance Signage                                                                                4

5.2        Status Update on the New Africa Centre Facility

             and Strategy for the Involvement of the African

             Community                                                                                            4

5.3        Lewis Farms Recreation Centre – Program Statement

             and Recreation Facility Master Plan Updates                              4

5.4        Single-use Recreation Fees                                                             4

5.5        Support to Not-for-Profit Organizations (M. Nickel)                    5

5.6        Community League Collaboration                                                  5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        City of Edmonton Youth Council - Proposed Action

             Bill 10                                                                                                       5

6.2        Public Waste Receptacles - One-Year Pilot Test Results         6

6.3        311 Pilot Project                                                                                   6

6.4        Civic Precinct Master Plan - Addressing Current

             Square Design                                                                                      7

6.5        Citizen Recognition Program in the Civic Precinct

             - Opportunities and Options for Citizen

             Recognition in the Civic Precinct                                                    7

6.6        Edmonton Arts Council - Cultural Diversity in the

             Arts Project Grant Recommendations                                           7

6.7        Edmonton Arts Council - 2015 Festival Seed Grant

             Recommendations                                                                              8

6.8        Edmonton Heritage Council - Grant Recommendations

             - Operational, Project, Seed Project and Travel

             Grants                                                                                                     8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

7.1        Charitable Donations to Community Leagues (D. Iveson)       8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor T. Caterina called the meeting to order at
9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the January 19, 2015, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

7.1 Charitable Donations to Community Leagues
(D. Iveson)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the November 13, 2014, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5 and 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1   City of Edmonton Youth Council - Proposed Action
Bill 10

·         M. Phair

7.1  Charitable Donations to Community Leagues
(D. Iveson)

·         A. Bolstad, Edmonton Federation of Community League

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Entrance Signage

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 9, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by: Mar. 9, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

5.2

Status Update on the New Africa Centre Facility and Strategy for the Involvement of the African Community

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 9, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by: Mar. 9, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

5.3

Lewis Farms Recreation Centre – Program Statement and Recreation Facility Master Plan Updates

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 9, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by: Nov. 9, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

5.4

Single-use Recreation Fees

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 20, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by: Apr. 20, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

5.5

Support to Not-for-Profit Organizations (M. Nickel)

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 23, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by: Feb. 23, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

5.6

Community League Collaboration

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 23, 2015, be approved

 

Community Svcs.

Due by: Mar. 23, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

City of Edmonton Youth Council - Proposed Action Bill 10

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Community Services; and C. Edwards, Edmonton Youth Council, made a presentation.

M. Phair, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

C. Edwards, Edmonton Youth Council; and L. Brenneis, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write to the Premier and the Minister of Education to inform them that the City of Edmonton's Youth Council is strongly opposed to Bill 10 in its current form, and supports the development of legislation that recognizes the right of all Alberta students to establish gay-straight alliances and requires schools to support them, as well as to encourage the Provincial Government to consult with the Edmonton Youth Council in the development of legislation in this matter, and that the letter include City Council's support for the Youth Council's position.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.2

Public Waste Receptacles - One-Year Pilot Test Results

 

 

 

D. Aitken and D. Belanger, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the November 13, 2014, Community Services report CR_635, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Iveson

 

6.3

311 Pilot Project

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the January 19, 2015, Community Services report CR_1727, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.4

Civic Precinct Master Plan - Addressing Current Square Design

 

 

 

R. Smyth and A. Laughlin, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the January 19, 2015, Community Services report CR_1784, be received for information.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.5

Citizen Recognition Program in the Civic Precinct - Opportunities and Options for Citizen Recognition in the Civic Precinct

 

 

 

T. Webb, Office of the City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the January 19, 2015, Office of the City Manager report CR_273, be received for information.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.6

Edmonton Arts Council - Cultural Diversity in the Arts Project Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the grant recommendations for the Cultural Diversity in the Arts program, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the January 19, 2015, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_1917, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.7

Edmonton Arts Council - 2015 Festival Seed Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the recommendations for Festival Seed Operating Grants, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the January 19, 2015, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_2022, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.8

Edmonton Heritage Council - Grant Recommendations - Operational, Project, Seed Project and Travel Grants

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the grants, as set out in Attachment 1 of the January 19, 2015, Edmonton Heritage Council report CR_2005, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Charitable Donations to Community Leagues (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

A. Bolstad, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

T. Burge, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Discussion with the Edmonton Federation of Community leagues on Registering Community Leagues as Charities for Income Tax Purposes

That Administration provide a report in the second quarter of 2015 outlining efforts, in consultation with Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, exploring the Canadian Revenue Agency requirements for a community league to achieve charitable status.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Due by:
Jun. 29, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor T. Caterina asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 11:08 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk