COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


November 14, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, *S. Mandel

*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

L. Sahli, 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                                                                           3

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        4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

5.1        Sharing Archives Facility With Other Organizations                  4

5.2        Future of Rossdale Emergency Response Facility                    4

5.3        Enhanced Tree Planting Initiatives - Solutions to

             Achieving Annual Targets                                                                 4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Community Investment Hosting Grant - Community

             Services Advisory Board - Community Investment

             Hosting Grant Recommendations for August 30,

             2011, Grant Deadline                                                                           5

6.2        Community Services Advisory Board 2010 Annual

             Report                                                                                                     5

6.3        Discussion Paper for 24/7 Model from REACH

             Edmonton Council for Safe Communities                                    6

6.4        % of Citizens Who Feel that Edmonton has the

             Appropriate Emergency Services in Place to

             Respond to a Major Emergency                                                      7

6.5        Potential Animal Control Programs                                                7

6.6        Animal Control and Pet Licensing - Update on

             Actions Taken                                                                                       8

6.7        Gun Sculpture Permanent Display                                                 8

6.8        Bylaw 15905 - Commonwealth Stadium Seat

             Replacement Surcharge Bylaw                                                       8

6.9        2011 Community Facility Partner Capital Grant -

             2011 Grant Award Recommendations                                           9

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            9

7.1        Civic Agency Applicant Interviews                                                 9

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      10

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor E. Gibbons called the meeting to order at
9:32 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the November 14, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

* 6.3  Discussion Paper for 24/7 Model from REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities

* 6.4  % of Citizens Who Feel that Edmonton has the Appropriate Emergency Services in Place to Respond to a Major Emergency

* 6.9  2011 Community Facility Partner Capital Grant - 2011 Grant Award Recommendations

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the October 31, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

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: 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.9 and 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics on the agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

 

 

There were no reports released early as part of this agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Sharing Archives Facility with Other Organizations

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of January 23, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 23, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

5.2

Future of Rossdale Emergency Response Facility

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of the Second Quarter of 2012 be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due Date: June 25, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

5.3

Enhanced Tree Planting Initiatives - Solutions to Achieving Annual Targets

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 6, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due Date: Feb. 6, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Community Investment Hosting Grant - Community Services Advisory Board - Community Investment Hosting Grant Recommendations for August 30, 2011, Grant Deadline

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Community Investment Hosting Grant awards, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 14, 2011, Community Services Advisory Board report 2011CAAB12, be approved.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.2

Community Services Advisory Board 2010 Annual Report

 

 

 

B. Cavanaugh, Community Services Advisory Board, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  K. Barnhart, J. Kain, and J. Smith, Community Services; answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Review of Family and Community Support Services Funding

That Administration work with the Community Services Advisory Board to provide a report to Community Services Committee outlining, over the last five years:

1. Agencies funded by Family and Community Support Services.

2. The criteria for program funding by Family and Community Support Services.

3. An analysis of value for the dollars invested in the Family and Community Support Services grant program.

4. An analysis of gaps in programs requiring funding.

 

Community Svcs.

CSAB

Due Date: Mar. 19, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Building Capacity for New Immigrant Communities

That Administration work with the Community Services Advisory Board to provide a report outlining information about programs/organizations for new immigrant communities, and an analysis of what may be required to build capacity within those organizations.

 

Community Svcs.

CSAB

Due Date: Feb. 6, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the 2010 Community Services Advisory Board Annual Report as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 14, 2011, Community Services Advisory Board report 2011CAAB16, be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

6.3

Discussion Paper for 24/7 Model from REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. Fox, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.  L. Cochrane, General Manager, and K. Barnhart, Community Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Violence Reduction Action Plan – Coordinating Services

That Administration work with REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities to provide a report to Community Services Committee outlining the progress on the strategy for coordinating services that impacts the Violence Reduction Action Plan (including the 24/7 initiative).

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Feb. 6, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

6.4

% of Citizens Who Feel that Edmonton has the Appropriate Emergency Services in Place to Respond to a Major Emergency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the November 14, 2011, Financial Services report 2011CF7592 be postponed to the January 9, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 9, 2012

Jan. 23, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.5

Potential Animal Control Programs

 

 

 

Items 6.5 and 6.6 were dealt with together.

D. Aitken, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Potential for Restricting Dogs by Breed

1. That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee outlining:

a.  potential changes to the Animal Control Bylaw regarding the potential for restricting dogs by breed

b.  information regarding breed specific municipal and provincial legislation across Canada

Animal Rescue

2. That Administration, in consultation with animal rescue groups and the Edmonton Humane Society, provide a report outlining:

a.  how these groups can work together in a more coordinated manner

b.  regulatory barriers to allow rescue groups to participate in animal rescue

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 23, 2012

 

 

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 23, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

6.6

Animal Control and Pet Licensing - Update on Actions Taken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items 6.5 and 6.6 were dealt with together.

 

6.7

Gun Sculpture Permanent Display

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the November 14, 2011, Community Services report 2011CSG002 be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.8

Bylaw 15905 - Commonwealth Stadium Seat Replacement Surcharge Bylaw

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 15905 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.9

2011 Community Facility Partner Capital Grant - 2011 Grant Award Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. L. Cochrane, General Manager, and I. Robertson, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the 2011 Community Facility Partner Capital Grant award recommendations outlined in Attachment 2 of the November 14, 2011, Community Services report 2011CSW014, be approved.

2. That the remaining balance of $291,480 from the 2011 Partner Capital Grant Program budget be carried forward into the 2012 Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program budget.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Civic Agency Applicant Interviews

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:32 a.m. pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 4:07 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

Civic Agency Interviews

That a Special Community Services Committee meeting be held to conduct Civic Agency Interviews and that Administration work with the Councillors’ Offices to find a suitable date.

 

Corporate Svcs.

Due Date:

To be determined

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the citizen-at-large appointment and reappointment recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 14, 2011, Community Services Committee report 3, be approved for the terms as shown.

2. That Attachment 1 of the November 14, 2011, Community Services Committee report 3 remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor E. Gibbons asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:08 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk