COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 1, 2010  –  RIVER VALLEY ROOM

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, S. Mandel

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Henderson, L. Sloan and T. Caterina
K. McKeown, Office of the City Clerk
A. Giesbrecht, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, 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                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS              2

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.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

4.1        Velodrome Redevelopment Project                                               3

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

5.1        Vehicle Noise Enforcement Outcomes                                          3

5.2        Downtown Skateboarding Update                                                 5

6.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            5

6.1        Civic Agency Recruitment - Chair Interview and

             Short Listing                                                                                          5

7.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         6

8.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  6

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

None

 

See Minutes

See Minutes

None

None

 

Carried

 

Action

Action

 

 

Action

None

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

 

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the March 1, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the February 8, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

None

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

The following items were selected for debate:  5.1, 5.2 and 6.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee hear from the following speakers in panels:

5.1. Vehicle Noise Enforcement Outcomes

* W. Donner

* D. Lindsay

* M. Bulawka

5.2. Downtown Skateboarding Update

* D. Esplen, Westin Edmonton

* M. Cherrington, Urban Games

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

None

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

Velodrome Redevelopment Project

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 15, 2010, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 15/10

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Vehicle Noise Enforcement Outcomes

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Planning and Development Department, made a presentation.

W. Donner; D. Lindsay; and M. Bulawka made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

B. Lobay, Edmonton Police Service; and D. Aitken, Planning and Development Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Excessive Noise Enforcement

That Administration provide a report outlining:

·        a review of provincial legislation and relevant municipal bylaws to ensure aftermarket excessive noise alterations can be regulated and are enforceable

·        the steps required to amend the Community Standards Bylaw to allow the Edmonton Police Service more tools for enforcing violations of excessive noise

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: June 14/10

 

 

 

K. McKeown, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to Council that:

The the Mayor on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Minister of Transportation encouraging the passing of noise legislation to allow more effective control of noise infractions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Siren Noise

That Administration, in conjunction with Edmonton Police Commission, provide a report outlining best practices and existing legislation of municipalities within North America with respect to siren noise.

 

Community Svcs.


EPC


Due Date: June 14/10

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

5.2

Downtown Skateboarding Update

 

 

 

A. Giesbrecht, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.  K. Barnhardt, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

D. Esplen, Westin Edmonton; and M. Cherrington, Urban Games, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.


D. Anderson and K. Barnhardt, Community Services Department; and L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department,  answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the February 17, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSW008 be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the City Manager determine the lead department on all initiatives (reports) regarding Churchill Square to ensure that a coordinated approach is achieved and that all related reports return to the same Council Committee.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

6.

PRIVATE REPORTS

6.1

Civic Agency Recruitment - Chair Interview and Short Listing

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 10:52 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 11:11 a.m.

 

 

 

K. McKeown, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the March 1, 2010, Corporate Services Department verbal report and presentation remain private pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent

 

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

7.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi asked if there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

8.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:06 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk