COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 2, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters, A. Knack
Councillor B. Esslinger was absent for a portion of the meeting with notice.
Councillor A. Knack was named a Member of Committee for a portion of the meeting to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 17 (1) of the Council Committees Bylaw 18156.

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, A. Knack, S, McKeen, A. Paquette
I. MacLean, Acting Deputy 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

3.1        Process to Maintain Street, Alley and Construction Sites
             (M. Walters)                                                                                            5

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       5

5.          STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE                5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        LRT Station Security Update - Information Update

             and Progress Report                                                                          5

6.2        Safety of Future Transit Stations - Design

             Guidelines and Site Activation                                                         5

6.3        Drive Happiness Business Case                                                    6

6.4        Assisted Transportation - Program and Funding

             Solutions                                                                                                7

6.5        Amendments to the Fire Rescue Services Bylaw                       7

6.6        Alternative Operating Models for Castle Downs YMCA            7

6.7        Accessible Taxis - Accessibility Advisory

             Committee Report - Accessible Taxi Service for

             People with Disabilities                                                                      7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

7.1        Update on Arena Advisory Committee (M. Walters)                   8

7.2        Leisure Access Pass Eligibility (M. Walters)                                 8

7.3        Relocation or Disposition of City-Owned Livestock

             (M. Nickel)                                                                                               9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

9.1        Free Admission Day Program (S. Hamilton)                                 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 S. Hamilton called the meeting to order at
9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the October 2, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

  • 1.3 Adoption of Minutes
    - September 18, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee
  • 6.1 LRT Station Security Update - Information Update and Progress Report
  • 6.2 Safety of Future Transit Stations - Design Guidelines and Site Activation

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the September 18, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

All items were selected for debate.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

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

6.1  LRT Station Security Update - Information Update and Progress Report

  • M. Tetterington, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569
  • M. Bruin, Women’s Advocacy Voice of Edmonton

6.3    Drive Happiness Business Case

  • P. Strong

6.4    Assisted Transportation - Program and Funding
Solutions

  • Z. Weeks, Royal Wagon
  • P. Strong

6.7 Accessible Taxis - Accessibility Advisory Committee Report - Accessible Taxi Service for People with Disabilities

  • P. Strong

7.1    Update on Arena Advisory Committee (M. Walters)

  • M. Brassard, Hockey Super League
  • A. Heiford
  • P. Elliott, Arena Advisory Committee

7.3  Relocation or Disposition of City-Owned  Livestock (M. Nickel)

  • T. Reece, Voice for Animals Society
  • K. Nelson, Voice for Animals Society

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the following items be made time specific:

  • 6.3 - Drive Happiness Business Case, First item of business at 1:30 p.m.
  • 6.4 - Assisted Transportation - Program and Funding Solutions, Second item of business at 1:30 p.m.
  • 6.7 - Accessible Taxis - Accessibility Advisory Committee Report - Accessible Taxi Service for People with Disabilities, Third item of business at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Process to Maintain Street, Alley and Construction Sites
(M. Walters)

 

 

 

1.    Can Administration provide an update on our current process to maintain street and alley lights, recent changes to that process, evaluation on how the process is working and any improvements that are presently being considered?

2.    Can Administration provide an update on our current process to manage messy roadway construction sites, leftover construction debris and materials i.e girders and pylons and what controls exist presently to ensure road crews and contractors are cleaning up after themselves expeditiously.

3.    Can Administration provide an update on the existing status of Capital Profile CM 30-3030, The Queen Elizabeth Bike Park Phase 3 along with the Fall Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment.

City Ops.

 

Due Date:
January 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

Due Date:
Dec. 11, 2019
Fall 2019 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment

 

4.

UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

LRT Station Security Update - Information Update and Progress Report

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, E. Robar, and C. Hotton-MacDonald, City Operations, made a presentation.

M. Tetterington, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569; and M. Bruin, Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

E. Robar and C. Hotton-MacDonald, City Operations;
D. Sudlowski, Office of the City Manager; J. Simmons and W. Bawn, Citizen Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the October 2, 2019 City Operations report CR_6432, be received for information.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Safety of Future Transit Stations - Design Guidelines and Site Activation

 

 

 

S. Feldman, City Operations, made a presentation.
E. Robar and S. Feldman, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the October 2, 2019, City Operations report CR_6505, be received for information.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Drive Happiness Business Case

 

 

 

Items 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

J. Foord, Citizen Services, made a presentation.
L. Bouchard and K. Lai, Drive Happiness, made a presentation.


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

Z. Weeks, Royal Wagon; and P. Strong, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, S. Feldman, J. Foord and P. Schmold, Citizen Services; K. Lai and L. Bouchard, Drive Happiness; and R. Gelderman, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Province of Alberta, in support of Drive Happiness, for Seniors Assisted Transportation, indicating the City’s endorsement for provincial grants.

 

 

 

Assisted Transportation – Plan of Action

  1. That Administration work with Age Friendly Edmonton, Council Initiative on Seniors, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council, and other stakeholders to prepare a plan of action based on Attachment 1 of the October 2, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6931, including a possible voucher based payment system, and report back to committee.

Citizen Svcs.

 


Due Date:
Sept. 2020

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Esslinger

 

6.4

Assisted Transportation - Program and Funding Solutions

 

 

 

Items 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together. See item 6.3.

 

6.5

Amendments to the Fire Rescue Services Bylaw

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the October 2, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_7411, be postponed to the October 16, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee.

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
Oct. 16, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Esslinger

 

6.6

Alternative Operating Models for Castle Downs YMCA

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the October 2, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_7418, be received for information.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.7

Accessible Taxis - Accessibility Advisory Committee Report - Accessible Taxi Service for People with Disabilities

 

 

 

J. Foord, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the September 18, 2019, Accessibility Advisory Committee report CR_7224, be received for information.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Esslinger

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Update on Arena Advisory Committee (M. Walters)

 

 

 

M. Brassard, Hockey Super League; and A. Heiford, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

P. Elliott, Arena Advisory Committee, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

R. Jevne and N. Walters, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the October 2, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_7417, be received for information.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Esslinger

 

7.2

Leisure Access Pass Eligibility (M. Walters)

 

 

 

N. Walters, Citizen Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, R. Jevne, and C. Hotton-MacDonald, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the October 2, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_7420, be received for information.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Esslinger

 

7.3

Relocation or Disposition of City-Owned Livestock (M. Nickel)

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the October 2, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_7365, be postponed to the October 16, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee.

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
Oct. 16, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Esslinger

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

9.1

Free Admission Day Program (S. Hamilton)

 

 

 

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

That Administration prepare a report on the Free Admission Day program, including wholistic costs of service, metrics and outcomes of the program and any recommendations to improve or change the program.

  • Notice of Motion Given: October 2, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:51 p.m

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk