COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


November 16, 2009   –  COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, K Leibovici, L. Sloan,

J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk

K. Skov, 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                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                5

4.1        Measuring Up Action Plan                                                                5

4.2        Vehicle Noise Enforcement Outcomes                                          5

4.3        Partnership Agreement with the Edmonton

             Federation of Community Leagues                                                6

4.4        Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in

             Public Areas - Policy C458B-Revisions                                         6

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

5.1        Edmonton Arts Council - Specific Initiatives for

             Incorporation of Public Art                                                                6

5.2        Community Services Advisory Board September

             Community Investment Hosting Grant

             Recommendations                                                                              7

5.3        Impacts of Reduced Hours and Services at

             Facilities/Attractions                                                                            7

5.4        Historian Laureate Position                                                              8

5.5        Continued Operation of Scona Pool                                              9

5.6        Alberta Avenue Initiative Update                                                   10

5.7        Seniors Centre                                                                                   11

5.8        One-Year Progress Report on Gym Access and Fees            11

5.9        2009 Cigarette Litter Reduction Pilot Results                            12

5.10       Bylaw 15341 Boxing, Wrestling and Other Combative

             Sports Bylaw Amendment #1                                                         12

5.11       Edmonton Arts Council - 2009 Community Investment

             Program Individual Artist Project Grant                                       13

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              13

6.1        Aging in Place Inquiry (L. Sloan)                                                   13

6.2        Creative Age Festival (L. Sloan)                                                    14

6.3        Downtown Skateboarding Restrictions (S. Mandel)                15

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         15

7.1        Civic Agency Recruitment Update                                               15

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      17

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                17

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi, called the meeting to order at 9:34 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the November 16, 2009, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the addition of the following item:

5.11  Edmonton Arts Council - 2009 Community Investment Program Individual Artist Project Grant.

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the November 2, 2009, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The Committee selected the following items for debate: 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee hear from the following speakers and that the speakers for items 5.5 and 62. be heard in a panel:

 

5.4 Historian Laureate Position

*  J. Mahon, Edmonton Heritage Council

 

5.5   Continued Operation of Scona Pool

*   F. Hackett

*   M. Guirguis, Queen Alexandria Community League

*  R. Hill, Strathcona High School

*  T. Kolada, Strathcona Swim Team

*  K. Dyberg

*  D. R. Schindel, Strathcona School Council

*  P. Hall, Strathcona Swim Team

*  G. Maier, River City Recreation Inc.

*  A. Allen, Scona Swim Team

 

6.2  Creative Age Festival

*   S. Hallett, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council

*   D. Barnet, University of Alberta, Drama Department

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the following items made time specific: 

6. 2 Creative Age Festival - First Item of Business

7.1  Civic Agency Recruitment Update - 1:30 a.m.

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

Measuring Up Action Plan

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of January 25, 2010, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date:  Jan. 25, 2010

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

4.2

Vehicle Noise Enforcement Outcomes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of January 25, 2010, be approved.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Jan. 25, 2010

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

4.3

Partnership Agreement with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 8, 2010, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date:  Feb. 8, 2010

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

4.4

Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas - Policy C458B-Revisions

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

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

 

Edmonton Arts Council

 

Due Date:  Mar. 15, 2010

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Edmonton Arts Council - Specific Initiatives for Incorporation of Public Art

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 23, 2009, Edmonton Arts Council report 2009EAC011 be received for information.

 

Edmonton Arts Council

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.2

Community Services Advisory Board September Community Investment Hosting Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the Community Investment Hosting Grant Awards, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 16, 2009, Community Services Advisory Board report 2009CAAB04, in the amount of $18,381 be approved.

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.3

Impacts of Reduced Hours and Services at Facilities/Attractions

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and R. Smyth, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor B. Anderson left the meeting.

 

Pursuant to Section 151 of the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300, Councillor L. Sloan was named a Member of the Community Services Committee in order to maintain quorum.

 

Councillor B. Anderson re-entered the meeting.

 

There being a quorum from Members of the Committee, Councillor L. Sloan’s appointment ceased.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the November 2, 2009, Community Services Department report 2009CSR033 be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.4

Historian Laureate Position

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Community Services Committee, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

J. Mahon, Edmonton Heritage Council, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

L. Smith,  Edmonton Heritage Council and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the honourary position of Historian Laureate, as outlined in the October 27, 2009 Community Services Department report 2009CSR034, be approved with the following caveats:

*  The Historian Laureate will undertake specified duties as set out in the Historian Laureate Position Description (Attachment 1 of the October 27, 2009, Community Services Department report 2009CSR034).

*  The Historian Laureate will work closely with the Edmonton Historical Board and Edmonton Heritage Council to promote research, writing and historical understanding of Edmonton’s rich heritage during the term of the Historian Laureate’s appointment.

*  That Administration return to Community Services Committee with a report on the progress of the Historian Laureate program by the end of the first term of the first appointee.

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.5

Continued Operation of Scona Pool

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M. Guirguis, Queen Alexandria Community League; G. Maier, River City Recreation Inc.; R. Hill, Strathcona High School; A. Allen;

K. Dyberg; F. Hackett; D. Schindel, Strathcona School Council;

P. Hall, and T. Kolada, Strathcona Swim Team, made presentations.

 

M. Guirguis, Queen Alexandria Community League;

P. Hall, Strathcona Swim Team; R. Hill, Strathcona High School; G. Maier, River City Recreation and D. Schindel, Strathcona School Council, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Ward, R. Smyth and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the October 19, 2009, Community Services Department report 2009CSR024 be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.6

Alberta Avenue Initiative Update

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 27, 2009, Community Services Department report 2009CSW023 be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.7

Seniors Centre

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Community Services Department, made a presentation.  L. Cochrane, General Manager, C. Ward and B. Badger, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the October 26, 2009, Community Services Department report 2009CSR026 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.8

One-Year Progress Report on Gym Access and Fees

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, R. Smyth and B. Badger, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 26, 2009 Community Services Department report 2009CSR001 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.9

2009 Cigarette Litter Reduction Pilot Results

 

 

 

D. Belanger, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  L. Cochrane, General Manager, and C. Ward,  Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Cigarette Litter Reduction - Unfunded Service Package

 

That Administration prepare a 2010 business plan and unfunded service package for the Cigarette Litter Reduction project for the following Business Revitalization Zones: Downtown and Old Strathcona (existing) and 124 street, China Town/Little Italy, Stony Plain Road, and Alberta Avenue, and return to the November 30, 2009 City Council budget meeting.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date:  Nov. 30, 2009 City Council Budget

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.10

Bylaw 15341 Boxing, Wrestling and Other Combative Sports Bylaw Amendment #1

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That Bylaw 15341 Boxing, Wrestling and Other Combative Sports Bylaw Amendment No. 1 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.11

Edmonton Arts Council - 2009 Community Investment Program Individual Artist Project Grant

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the 2009 Community Investment Program Individual Artist Project Grant recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 12, 2009, Edmonton Arts Council report 2009EAC012, be approved.

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

6.1

Aging in Place Inquiry (L. Sloan)

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  B. Wong, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the October 28, 2009, Community Services Department report 2009CSS016 be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.2

Creative Age Festival (L. Sloan)

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S. Hallett, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council; and

D. Barnet, University of Alberta, Drama Department, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and H. McRae, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Creative Age Festival - Unfunded Service Package

 

That Administration bring forward a $50,000 unfunded service package to the November 30, 2009, City Council Budget meeting.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Nov. 30, 2009 City Council Budget

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Downtown Skateboarding Restrictions (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Temporary Downtown Skateboard Site

That Administration report to the March 1, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting, providing information on a temporary downtown skateboard site, with the programming involved, the site of the Urban Games and any budget implications for 2010 and/or 2011.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 1, 2010

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Civic Agency Recruitment Update

 

 

 

The Committee met in private pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

The Committee met in Public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor B. Anderson requested permission of the Committee to make a Motion Without Notice to amend a motion previously passed at the November 2, 2009, Community Services Committee meeting, regarding Civic Agency Recruitment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Councillor B. Anderson be allowed to make a Motion Without Notice to amend the following motion previously passed at the November 2, 2009, Community Services Committee meeting, regarding Civic Agency Recruitment:

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That the Citizen-at-large appointment recommendation, for terms, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 2, 2009, Community Services Department report be approved.

2.  That Attachment 1 of the November 2, 2009, Community Services Committee report remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to section 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That "Attachment 1 of the November 2, 2009, Community Services Committee Report" be replaced with "Attachment 1 of the November 16, 2009, Community Services Committee Report."

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

Summary of Committee’s Decision on item 7.1

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

 

1.  That the Citizen-at-large appointment recommendation, for terms, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 16, 2009, Community Services Department report be approved.

2.  That Attachment 1 of the November 16, 2009, Community Services Committee report remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to section 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.

There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:48 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                                                   City Clerk