COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


May 4, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. McKeen, M. Nickel, 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                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

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                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Annual Update on the Central McDougall/Queen Mary

             Park Revitalization Strategy                                                              4

6.2        Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment

             Program - Arts Operating Grant Recommendations                  4

6.3        Possible Amendments to City Policy C575 Agencies,

             Boards, Committees and Commissions                                        4

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                5

7.1        Gender-Neutral Washrooms - City of Edmonton

             Buildings and Facilities  (A. Knack)                                                5

7.2        Victory Christian Church - Steps to Re-Purpose as

             a Community Activity Centre and Public Meeting

             Place  (B. Anderson)                                                                           5

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   6

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  6

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor D. Loken called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the May 4, 2015, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Addition:

6.2   Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program - Arts Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the April 20, 2015, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

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, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

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

7.1 Gender-Neutral Washrooms - City of Edmonton Buildings and Facilities (A. Knack)

  • M. Panas

7.2  Victory Christian Church - Steps to Re-Purpose as a Community Activity Centre and Public Meeting Place
(B. Anderson)

  • B. Gritter
  • L. Clonfero, Assisted Care Services

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

First item of business at 9:30 a.m. 

7.1 Gender Neutral Washrooms - City of Edmonton Buildings and Facilities (A. Knack)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

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

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  S. Labonne, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the May 4, 2015, Community Services report CR_2319, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

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

 

 

 

S. Williams, Edmonton Arts Council, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the operating grant recommendations as set out in Attachment 2 of the May 4, 2015, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_2378, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Possible Amendments to City Policy C575 Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That City Policy C575 Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions, be replaced with City Policy C575A, as set out in Attachment 1 of the
May 4, 2015, Corporate Services report CR_2131.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Gender-Neutral Washrooms - City of Edmonton Buildings and Facilities (A. Knack)

 

 

 

A. Laughlin, Community Services, made a presentation. 

M. Panas, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

A. Laughlin, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Administration work with the appropriate stakeholders to replace signage in all City of Edmonton buildings and facilities to ensure gender neutrality.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.2

Victory Christian Church - Steps to Re-Purpose as a Community Activity Centre and Public Meeting Place
(B. Anderson)

 

 

 

A. Laughlin, Community Services, made a presentation.

B. Gritter, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  L. Clonfero, Assisted Care Services, answered the Committee's questions. A handout provided by Councillor B. Anderson, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Victory Christian Center – Business Plan

That Administration work with the South Pointe Community Association to provide an operating and capital business case, needs assessment, and governance model and return to a Community Services Committee meeting in August 2015, with recommendations.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Aug. 31, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

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 10:15 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk