COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 23, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

D. Loken, M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack, *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. Esslinger, B. Henderson, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry, A. Sohi

S. McKerry, 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                                                                           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.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING -

             REPORTS REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA

             REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                         4

             Status of the Annualization and Unfunded Police

             Positions - Edmonton Police Commission -

             Recommendations                                                                              4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Comparison of Policing Costs                                                         5

5.2        Community League Collaboration                                                  5

5.3        Options to set up a Multicultural Advisory

             Committee as part of the Local Immigrant

             Partnership Council                                                                            5

5.4        Truth and Reconciliation Commemoration Update                   6

5.5        Fire Services – Employment Barriers Interim Report                6

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        Gender Based Violence and Sexual Exploitation

             Prevention - New Council Initiative                                                 6

6.2        Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw - Bees                                7

6.3        Aboriginal Day LIVE! Request for Support                                   8

6.4        Fire Pit Enforcement Options                                                           8

6.5        Operations and Enforcement of Bylaw 16484 -

             Amendments to the Animal Licensing and Control

             Bylaw 13145 - Update                                                                         8

6.6        Edmonton Historical Board - 2014 Annual Report                     9

6.7        Edmonton Police Service - Policing Expenditures

             for Non-Residents                                                                               9

6.8        Lewis Farms Recreation Centre Land Acquisition                     9

6.9        Emergency Operations - Opportunities to Co-locate

             Emergency Operations Centre                                                      10

6.10      International Triathlon Union 2015-2019 Agreements            10

6.11      Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program - Travel Grant Recommendations                                11

6.12      Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program - Festival Operating Grant

             Recommendations                                                                            11

6.13      Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program - Festival Seed Grant Recommendations                  11

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              12

7.1        Electronic Cigarettes (A. Knack)                                                   12

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         12

8.1        Police Helicopter  - Information and Analysis                            12

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                13

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                13

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters called the meeting to order at
9:32 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the March 23, 2015, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the following Community Services Committee minutes be adopted:

·         March 5, 2015, Community Services Committee

·         March 9, 2015, Community Services Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

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, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 7.1 and 8.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

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

6.2  Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw - Bees

  • J. Crocker, YEG Bees
  • J. Manning Fox
  • C. Floden, YEG Bees
  • B. Burdeniuk
  • M. Connell, Edmonton and District Beekeepers Association

6.3  Aboriginal Day LIVE! Rquest for Support

  • L. Squires, APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
  • A. Dondo, APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

7.1  Electronic Cigarettes (A. Knack)

  • K. Forbes, BScN, RN
  • K. Atkey, Campaign for a Smoke Free Alberta
  • E. Woodford
  • A. Kalia, Lifestyle Cig Inc.
  • K. Bokhari
  • C. Sikora, Alberta Health Services
  • L. Mittelstadt, Alberta Medical Association

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the following items be made time specific:

6.3  Aboriginal Day LIVE! Request for Support
1st item of business

7.1  Electronic Cigarettes (A. Knack)
2nd item of business

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE
REPORTS REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Status of the Annualization and Unfunded Police Positions - Edmonton Police Commission – Recommendations
Rerouted to:  April 14, 2015, City Council

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Comparison of Policing Costs

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 20, 2015, be approved.

 

Police Commission

Due by:
Apr. 20, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.2

Community League Collaboration

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 15, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 15, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.3

Options to set up a Multicultural Advisory Committee as part of the Local Immigrant Partnership Council

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 26, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by:
Oct. 26, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.4

Truth and Reconciliation Commemoration Update

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 29, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 29, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.5

Fire Services – Employment Barriers Interim Report

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 29, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 29, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Gender Based Violence and Sexual Exploitation Prevention - New Council Initiative

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  L. Cochrane, General Manager, and J. Kain, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the high level Terms of Reference for the new Gender Based Violence Prevention Initiative, as set out in Attachment 1 of the March 23, 2015, Community Services report CR_1950, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.2

Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw - Bees

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Community Services, made a presentation.

C. Floden, YEG Bees; B. Burdeniuk; and M. Connell, Edmonton and District Beekeepers Association, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.  A handout provided by M. Connell, was distributed to Members of Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

D. Aitken, Community Services; and N. Jacobsen, Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1.    That Administration prepare for Council's consideration, amendments to Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw 13145, as set out in Attachment 1 of the March 23, 2015, Community Services report CR_1517.

Urban Beekeeping Program Update

2.    That Administration provide a report on the Urban Beekeeping program, including status of the information on possible revisions to the Urban Beekeeping Administrative Procedures.

Community Svcs.

 

 

Due by:
Nov. 9, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Loken, M. Walters, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, A. Knack

 

6.3

Aboriginal Day LIVE! Request for Support

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Community Services, made a presentation.

L. Squires and A. Dondo, APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, made a presentation.

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

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network be granted $100,000, to fund the Aboriginal Day Live! Concert and Celebration event, with funding from 2015 Council Contingency.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.4

Fire Pit Enforcement Options

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Community Services, and N. Jacobsen, Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

Councillors A. Knack and B. Anderson referred this item to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

6.5

Operations and Enforcement of Bylaw 16484 - Amendments to the Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw 13145 - Update

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the March 23, 2015, Community Services report CR_426, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.6

Edmonton Historical Board - 2014 Annual Report

 

 

 

E. McDonald, Edmonton Historical Board, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the Edmonton Historical Board 2014 Annual Report, as set out in Attachment 1 of the March 23, 2015, Edmonton Historical Board report CR_2238, be received for information.

Edmonton Historical Board

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Loken, M. Walters, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, A. Knack

 

6.7

Edmonton Police Service - Policing Expenditures for Non-Residents

 

 

 

S. Sandhu, Edmonton Police Commission; B. Simpson,
J. Graham and L. Jimmo, Edmonton Police Service; and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the March 23, 2015, Edmonton Police Commission report CR_1829, be received for information.

Police Commission

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Loken, M. Walters, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, A. Knack

 

6.8

Lewis Farms Recreation Centre Land Acquisition

 

 

 

P. Ohm, Sustainable Development; and R. Smyth and 
L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration proceed with Option 2 for District Park Land Acquisition and Option 1 for District Park Base Level Development, as set out in the March 23, 2015, Sustainable Development report CR_1958, and provide a report upon completion of schematic design.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Loken, M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

6.9

Emergency Operations - Opportunities to Co-locate Emergency Operations Centre

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the March 23, 2015, Community Services report CR_1961, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

 

 

6.10

International Triathlon Union 2015-2019 Agreements

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the sponsorship agreements between the City of Edmonton and World Triathlon Series Edmonton, as set out in the March 23, 2015, Community Services report CR_2133, be approved, and that the agreements be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Community Svcs.

City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.11

Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment Program - Travel Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommed to City Council:

That the Travel Grants, as set out in Attachment 1 of the March 23, 2015, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_2273, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.12

Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment Program - Festival Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Festival Operating Grants, as set out in Attachment 1 of the March 23, 2015, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_2275, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.13

Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment Program - Festival Seed Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Festival Seed Grants, as set out in Attachment 1 of the March 23, 2015, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_2277, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Electronic Cigarettes (A. Knack)

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from M. Escoto, Student Advocates for Public Health.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Community Services, made a presentation.

K. Forbes; K. Atkey, Campaign for a Smoke Free Alberta; E. Woodford; A. Kalia, Lifestyle Cig Inc.; K. Bokari;
K. Sikora, Alberta Health Services; L. Middlestadt, Alberta Medical Association; and M. Escoto, Student Advocates for Public Health, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.  A handout provided by K. Forbes, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

D. Aitken, answered the Committee's questions.

Councillor A. Knack and Mayor D. Iveson referred this item to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Police Helicopter - Information and Analysis

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 2:35 p.m. pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 3:05 p.m.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That the March 23, 2015, Edmonton Police Commission report CR_1962, be received for information.

2.  That the March 23, 2015, Edmonton Police Commission report CR_1962, remain private pursuant to Sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Loken, M. Walters, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, A. Knack

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor D. Loken asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk