COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 3, 2014  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry, *D. Iveson

Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, A. Sohi, M. Walters

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                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      2

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                                                                 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        ArtsCommon Joint Venture Options                                              4

5.2        WIN House III - Sustained Operations                                            4

5.3        African and Central Asian Communities                                       4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Options to Further Secure the High Level Bridge                      5

6.2        Bylaw 16658 - Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton

             Committee                                                                                              5

6.3        Restricted Dog Review                                                                      6

6.4        Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment

             Program - 2014 Cornerstone Arts Operating Grant

             Recommendations                                                                              6

6.5        FIFA - Commonwealth Stadium Field Remediation                    6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

7.1        Cemeteries - Diverse Cultural and Religious Needs

             (S. Mandel/D. Loken/A. Sohi)                                                             8

7.2        Multicultural and Aboriginal Communities in

             Edmonton - Mentorship (A. Sohi/B. Henderson)                         8

7.3        Maintenance Standards for City Hall Grounds and

             Churchill Square (S. Mandel)                                                            9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor T. Caterina called the meeting to order at
9:32 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the February 3, 2013, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the January 20, 2014, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

City Hall School (T. Caterina)

 

 

 

Councillor T. Caterina, on behalf of Community Services Committee, welcomed Grade 1 Students and their teacher H. Birnie, participating in Winter Days at City Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1  Options to Further Secure the High Level Bridge

·         D. Klemke

·         C. Roulson

6.2  Bylaw 16658 - Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton Committee

·         J. Foord

·         J. Buckmaster

·         M. Valupadas

·         R. Venne

·         A. Hernandez

7.1  Cemeteries - Diverse Cultural and Religious Needs (S. Mandel/D. Loken/A. Sohi)

·         D. Good Striker

·         P. Coutue

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

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.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

ArtsCommon Joint Venture Options

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 17, 2014, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due Date: Mar. 17, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

5.2

WIN House III - Sustained Operations

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 5, 2014, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due Date: May 5, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

5.3

African and Central Asian Communities

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 3, 2014, be approved.

 

Mar. 3, 2014

Due Date: Mar. 3, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Options to Further Secure the High Level Bridge

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services, made a presentation.

D. Klemke and C. Roulson, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

H. McRae and J. Kain, Community Services; and
G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

1.    That Administration proceed with the immediate actions to further secure the High Level Bridge, including installation of telephone-distress lines (call box) and signage, as outlined in the February 3, 2014, Community Services report CR_571.

Barrier Options to Further Secure the High Level Bridge

2.    That Administration prepare a report for the May 5, 2014, Community Services Committee meeting, outlining:

·         More detailed, proposed, capital budget profiles for the options for erection of a physical barrier, as outlined in the February 3, 2014, Community services report CR_571.

·         Additional expert input on the matter from multiple (diverse) mental health professionals regarding the barriers and effectiveness of the options, as outlined in the February 3, 2014, Community Services report CR_571.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

 

Community Svcs.

Due Date: May 5, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson,  M. Oshry

 

6.2

Bylaw 16658 - Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton Committee

 

 

 

E. Betchinski, Community Services, made a presentation.

J. Buckmaster; M. Valupadas; R. Venne; A. Hernandez; and J. Foord; made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

K. Gunn, Community Services; M. Nathoo, Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 16658 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.3

Restricted Dog Review

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the February 3, 2014, Community Services report CR_440, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

6.4

Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program - 2014 Cornerstone Arts Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Cornerstone Arts Operating Grant recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the February 3, 2014, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_962, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

6.5

FIFA - Commonwealth Stadium Field Remediation

 

 

 

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

R. Jevne and E. Ehrman, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

FIFA - Commonwealth Stadium Field Remediation - Further Information from Associations

That Administration:

·         consult with FIFA regarding whether the alterations, as outlined in the February 3, 2014, Community Services report CR_978, are a mandatory requirement

·         consult with Canadian Football League officials, Eskimos Club, Canadian Football League Players' Association, and Canadian Soccer Association to determine whether funding could come from these sources,

and bring this information in a verbal report to the February 11, 2014, City Council meeting, along with the February 3, 2014, Community Services report CR_978.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Feb. 11, 2014 

City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Capital Profile 13-21-2003 Commonwealth Stadium Locker Room Retrofit be increased by $500,000 to fund alterations to the Commonwealth Stadium artificial turf field for the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 2014
U-20 Women's and 2015 Women's World Cups, with source of funds being the Stadium Reserve Fund.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Cemeteries - Diverse Cultural and Religious Needs (S. Mandel/D. Loken/A. Sohi)

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Community Services, made a presentation.

P. Coutue and D. Good Striker, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

R. Smyth, M. Chow, and N. Poirier, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the February 3, 2014, Community Services report CR_474, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

7.2

Multicultural and Aboriginal Communities in Edmonton - Mentorship (A. Sohi/B. Henderson)

 

 

 

J. MacPherson, Corporate Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration bring a report to Executive Committee in the second quarter of 2015 that provides an update on City of Edmonton mentorship and related initiatives (including the Connector Program) for newcomers and Aboriginal Communities.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

7.3

Maintenance Standards for City Hall Grounds and Churchill Square (S. Mandel)

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the February 3, 2014, Community Services report CR_570, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, M. Oshry

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor T. Caterina asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 2:21 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk