COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 6, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, L. Sloan
A. Sinclair, City Clerk
M. de Guzman, 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                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

5.1        Violence Reduction Action Plan - Coordinating

             Services                                                                                                  4

5.2        Building Capacity for New Immigrant Communities                  4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Pesticide Practices                                                                             4

6.2        Enhanced Tree Planting Initiatives - Solutions to

             Achieving Annual Targets                                                                 6

6.3        Bylaw 16024 - Community Investment Grant

             Amendment No. 2                                                                                6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

7.1        Bullying Bylaw Effectiveness (B. Henderson)                             6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

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See Minutes

See Minutes

 

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None

 

 

Carried

Carried

 

Action

 

Carried

 

Carried

 

Action

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None

 

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 K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the February 6, 2012, Community Services Committee agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the January 23, 2012, 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: 6.1, 6.2 and 7.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee hear from the following speakers in a panel, where appropriate:

6.1 Pesticide Practices

*C. Sikora, Alberta Health Services

*I. Chapados, Alberta Health Services

*G. Goss, University of Alberta

*E. Beaubien, Pesticide Free Edmonton Coalition

*M. Main, Landscape Alberta

*D. Holinda, Canadian Cancer Society

*J. Carre, Team Wildbird

*B. Gibson, Green Drop Ltd.

*G. Forman, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

*G. Rankin

*T. Penstone, Enviroperfect Solutions

*R. Feroe

*M. Kitigawa, Toxics Watch Society

*D. Montgomery, Blue Weed Vegetation Services

*T. Pulfer

*J. McIntosh, Alberta Environment & Water

*I. Buka, University of Alberta

7.1 Bullying Bylaw Effectiveness (B. Henderson)

*K. Wells, University of Alberta

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Violence Reduction Action Plan - Coordinating Services

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 21, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Feb. 21, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Building Capacity for New Immigrant Communities

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 21, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Feb. 21, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Pesticide Practices

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Community Services, made a presentation.

C. Sikora and I. Chapados, Alberta Health Services;

G. Goss and I. Buka, University of Alberta; E. Beaubien, Pesticide Free Edmonton Coalition; M. Main, Landscape Alberta; G. Forman, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment; D. Holinda, Canadian Cancer Society;

J. Carre, Team Wildbird; B. Gibson, Green Drop Ltd.;

G. Rankin; T. Penstone, Enviroperfect Solutions; R. Feroe; M. Kitagawa, Toxics Watch Society; D. Montgomery, Blue Weed Vegetation Services; T. Pulfer; and J. McIntosh, Alberta Environment & Water, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.

Copies of handouts provided by C. Sikora; G. Goss; G. Forman; and R. Feroe, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, L. Brenneis and C. Saunders, Community Services answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Update on the City's Use of Pesticides

 

That Administration provide a report to the February 2014 Community Services Committee meeting, providing an update on the City's use of pesticides within the City of Edmonton's integrated pest management program, including existing practices of alternative turf management horticulture such as, watering, compost and other alternatives.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Feb. 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.2

Enhanced Tree Planting Initiatives - Solutions to Achieving Annual Targets

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the February 6, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSN002 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Bylaw 16024 - Community Investment Grant Amendment No. 2

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 16024 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Bullying Bylaw Effectiveness (B. Henderson)

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That item 7.1 be made time specific at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager and D. Aitken, Community Services, made presentations.

K. Wells, University of Alberta, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

S. Mcansh, Corporate Services (Law); K. Rosnau, Edmonton Police Service; and D. Aitken, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Potential Improvements for Reduction of Bullying

 

That Administration, in consultation with Edmonton Police Commission and other stakeholders, provide a report with possible options for potential improvements to Bylaw 14614, Public Places, including aligning with current provincial undertakings to improve bullying legislation and a possible plan for increased awareness of the bullying provisions in the Bylaw.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 7, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:53 p.m.

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk