COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


April 10, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, *D. Iveson, M. Walters
Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 15(3), Council Committees Bylaw 18156
*
Participated by telephone

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

T. Caterina, T. Cartmell, B. Henderson, A. Knack, S, McKeen
D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk
R. Yusuf, 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                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Vehicle Noise Mitigation Plan                                                           4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Annual Update on the Central McDougall/Queen Mary

             Park Revitalization Strategy                                                              5

6.2        Agreements with Community Groups Over $500,000 -

             Community Group Led Construction Projects and

             Neighbourhood Park Development Program Projects              5

6.3        RE/MAX Field Update                                                                         6

6.4        Edmonton Safe Cities                                                                        6

6.5        Wally Footz Baseball Park -  Interim Uses                                    7

6.6        Small School Buses on Residential Streets                                 7

6.7        Options on the Current Status - Canoe, Kayak and

             Paddling River Access                                                                       8

6.8        Dogs in Open Spaces Implementation Plan                                 9

6.9        Status of the Urban Hen Project                                                   10

6.10      Review of Edmonton Federation of Community

             Leagues’ Service Packages                                                           10

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              11

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         11

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                11

9.1        Review of Services Provided to the Councillors

             Offices (B. Esslinger)                                                                        12

9.2        Community Based Organizations Working in Edmonton

             Neighbourhoods (M. Walters)                                                        12

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                12

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor S. Hamilton called the meeting to order at
9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the April 10, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Addition:

6.2 Agreements with Community Groups Over $500,000 - Community Group Led Construction Projects and Neighbourhood Park Development Program Projects

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the following Community and Public Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

  • March 14, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee
  • March 20, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

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, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9 and 6.10.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.3 RE/MAX Field Update

  • R. Gregg
  • P. Cassidy, Edmonton Prospects
  • D. Stewart

6.6 Small School Buses on Residential Streets

  • J. Thompson
  • W. Rocholl

6.7 Options on the Current Status - Canoe, Kayak and Paddling River Access

  • S. Heschuk
  • M. Lund
  • B. Milne, Edmonton Canoe and Kayak Clubs

6.8 Dogs in Open Spaces Implementation Plan

  • S. Ferbey, Hundred Dogs
  • M. Gosselin


6.9 Status of the Urban Hen Project

  • K. Metivier, Edmonton Food Council
  • M. Fisher, River City Chickens

 

6.10 Review of Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues’ Service Packages

  • B. Harding, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • A. Wilhelm, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • R. Casanova, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • R. Barber, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • R. Dahms, Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organization
  • L. Cunningham-Shpeley, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • J. Booth, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • F. Porter, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • C. Wynters, Edmonton Festivals
  • J. Ragsdale

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

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

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Vehicle Noise Mitigation Plan

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 22, 2019, be approved.

City Ops.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

 

 

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Annual Update on the Central McDougall/Queen Mary Park Revitalization Strategy

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, answered questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That Administration cease providing annual reports on the Central McDougall/Queen Mary Park Neighbourhood Revitalization initiative and instead provide updates to Committee as necessary.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

6.2

Agreements with Community Groups Over $500,000 - Community Group Led Construction Projects and Neighbourhood Park Development Program Projects

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

1.    That the Community Group Led Construction Program - Municipal Improvement Agreement between the City of Edmonton and the Royal Glenora Club as outlined in Attachment 1 of the April 10, 2019, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_6867, be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

2.    That the Neighbourhood Park Development Program - Community Partner Project Agreements between the City of Edmonton and the two Community Groups (Southeast Community Leagues Association and Cameron Heights Community League) as outlined in Attachment 2 of the April 10, 2019, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_6867, be approved, and that agreements be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

Office of the City Manager

 


Office of the City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

6.3

RE/MAX Field Update

 

 

 

R, Smyth, Deputy City Manager and R. Jeven, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

 

R. Gregg; P. Cassidy, Edmonton Prospects; and
D. Stewart, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

R, Smyth, Deputy City Manager and R. Jevne, Citizen Services; and M. Hoffner, Office of the City Manager (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the April 10, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6932, be received for information.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

6.4

Edmonton Safe Cities

 

 

 

K. Armstrong, Deputy City Manager, Employee Services; and J. Foord, Citizen Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions. B. McLean, Employee Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

Edmonton Safe Cities - Integrating Existing Technology 

That Administration bring a report to the July 10, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting, providing an update on the progress towards integrating existing technology such as 311 and other City apps or utilize new technologies to gather data on where Edmontonians feel unsafe in public spaces, with a discussion of data sharing agreements of the technology that is either in use for pilot project or chosen and implemented.

Citizen Svcs.

 

Due date:
Jul. 10, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

 

 

 

6.5

Wally Footz Baseball Park -  Interim Uses

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the April 10, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6762, be received for information.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

6.6

Small School Buses on Residential Streets

 

 

 

J. Thompson and W. Rocholl made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

D. Aitken, Citizen Services; and V. Lee, Office of the City Manager (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Options to Reduce Idling of Vehicles and School Buses

That Administration provide a report on additional options to reduce idling of vehicles and school buses in front of schools.

Citizen Svcs.


Due by:
Jul. 10, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.7

Options on the Current Status - Canoe, Kayak and Paddling River Access

 

 

 

R. Jevne, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

 

M. Lund; S. Heschuk; and B. Milne, Edmonton Canoe and Kayak Clubs, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

A handout provided by M. Lund was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

R. Jevne and J. Spence, Citizen Services; and
C. Walbaum, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Options to Develop Adventure/Activity Centre

That Administration provide a report to Committee on its work with affected stakeholders to explore options to develop a four seasons Adventure/Activity Centre, including commercial options and canoe and kayak storage at sites including but not limited to Dawson Park and Rafter’s Landing, including funding options.

Citizen Svcs.


Due by:
Dec. 4, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.8

Dogs in Open Spaces Implementation Plan

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager and N. Fraser, City Operations, made a presentation.

S. Ferbey, Hundred Dogs; and M. Gosselin, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

A handout provided by S. Ferbey was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, N. Fraser, City Operations; C. Walbaum, Integrated Infrastructure Services and D. Aitken, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

Off-Leash Dog Park - Recommendations

1.    That Administration explore current initiatives and possible community initiated efforts to create off-leash areas, including recommendations for a more nimble process for off leash dog parks, and provide a report back to Committee.

Dog Park Options with Urban Development Institute

2.    That Administration discuss dog park options with Urban Development Institute in developing communities and report back to Committee.

Capital Profile - Design and Build Off -Leash Area

3.    That Administration prepare a capital profile for the design and build of two new neighbourhood off-leash areas in or near Summerside, and in West Edmonton (west of Anthony Henday Drive), for consideration as part of the fall 2019 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment Process.

City Ops.

Due by:
Jul. 10, 2019








Due by:
Jul. 10, 2019





Due by:
Fall 2019 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.9

Status of the Urban Hen Project

 

 

 

K. Metivier, Edmonton Food Council; and M. Fisher, River City Chickens, made presentations. M. Fisher answered the Committee's questions.

 

J. Simmons, D. Aitkens and T. MacGillivary, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the March 20, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6776, be received for information.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.10

Review of Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues’ Service Packages

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

 

R. Barber and B. Harding, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; R. Dahms, Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations; A. Wilhelm and L. Cunningham-Shpeley, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. R. Casanova, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, made a presentation.

 

Handouts provided by the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, C. Shannon, J. Foord and D. Aitken, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the March 20, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6780, be received for information.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES -  NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

9.1

Review of Services Provided to the Councillors Offices
(B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Esslinger stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, she would move the following:

 

That Administration provide a report reviewing the services provided to the Councillors Offices by the Council Services section of the Office of the City Clerk, pertaining to duties and responsibilities, specifically at the front reception, including polling the Councillors on how the current services are used.

 

  • Notice of Motion Given: April10, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee

 

9.2

Community Based Organizations Working in Edmonton Neighbourhoods (M. Walters)

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he would move the following:

 

That Administration work with relevant stakeholders to provide an  analysis of:

  1. Community based organizations working in Edmonton neighbourhoods; their mandates, their roles and their leadership development strategies.
  2. Any duplication that exists between these organizations and with City efforts and what opportunities exist to organize differently.
  3. How much funding the City of Edmonton provides to the aforementioned groups and how this money could be deployed differently to achieve greater connectivity among Edmonton residents in their neighbourhoods.
  4. Provide some reflection and commentary about how different demographics expect different things from their neighbourhoods, engage in neighbourhoods and lead in neighbourhoods.
  • Notice of Motion Given: April 10, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:37 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk