COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 19, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, *S. Mandel

*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, J. Batty, L. Sloan, T. Caterina
A. Sinclair, City Clerk
M. de Guzman, 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        Traffic Light Preemptive System                                                     4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Potential for Restricting Dogs by Breed                                       4

6.2        Animal Rescue                                                                                     5

6.3        Review of Family and Community Support Services

             Funding                                                                                                  5

6.4        Proposal for Cost Effective Children's Sand Area

             at Hawrelak Park                                                                                  6

6.5        Update on West Plan for Recreation Facility and

             Sports Field Plan                                                                                  7

6.6        Jasper Place Leisure Centre - Annual Operating

             Costs and Retrofitting Information                                                  7

6.7        Coronation Recreation Centre/Velodrome Update                    8

6.8        Edmonton Space and Science Foundation Funding

             Agreement                                                                                             9

6.9        Enterprise Square Galleries and Program                                    9

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

7.1        Civic Agency Recruitment - Short Listing - Verbal

             Report                                                                                                   10

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

               NOTICE                                                                                               10

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 


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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor E. Gibbons called the meeting to order at
9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the March 19, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

  • 6.4 Proposal for Cost Effective Children's Sand Area at Hawrelak Park
  • 6.8 Edmonton Space and Science Foundation Funding Agreement
  • 6.9 Enterprise Square Galleries and Program

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the March 5, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

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, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9 and 7.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

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

6.1 Potential for Restricting Dogs by Breed

  • B. Wagner, Edmonton Humane Society
  • I. Stewart, Natural Dog Behaviour

6.4 Proposal for Cost Effective Children's Sand Area at Hawrelak Park

  • A. Bolstad, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • J. Little, Edmonton Heritage Festival Association
  • D. Dodge, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • V. Pachal, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

6.7 Coronation Recreation Centre/Velodrome Update

  • W. Stafford, Argyll Velodrome Association
  • B. Heatherington, Edmonton Triathlon Academy

6.9 Enterprise Square Galleries and Program

  • D. Hickey, University of Alberta

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the following items be made time specific:

  • 6.4 Proposal for Cost Effective Children's Sand Area at Hawrelak Park - 2nd item of business at 1:30 p.m.

  • 6.6 Jasper Place Leisure Centre - Annual Operating Costs and Retrofitting Information - 11 a.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici. S. Mandel

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Traffic Light Preemptive System

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 23, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Apr. 23, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Potential for Restricting Dogs by Breed

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Community Services, made a presentation.

B. Wagner, Edmonton Humane Society; and I. Stewart, Natural Dog Behaviour, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

D. Aitken and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw - Review

That Administration conduct a review of the effectiveness of the Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw, since it came into force in 2003, including public consultation and provide a report to Community Services Committee, that includes:

a. recommendations for possible preventative measures regarding vicious dogs (Restricted Dog)

b. comparison of regulations in other municipalities who distinguish between small and large dogs

c. the number and trends of dog bites in municipalities without restrictions

d. a possible education/training program including licensing incentives for dog owners

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Oct. 9, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.2

Animal Rescue

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the March 19, 2012, Community Services report 2012CST004, be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Krushell

 

6.3

Review of Family and Community Support Services Funding

 

 

 

K. Barnhart, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  L. Cochrane,  General Manager, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write to
D.. Hancock, Minister of Human Services, Province of Alberta, with a copy to Premiere A. Redford, requesting an increase in the Family and Community Support Services funding to the City of Edmonton and that Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee with any response from the Province.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.4

Proposal for Cost Effective Children's Sand Area at Hawrelak Park

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Community Services, made a presentation.

D. Dodge and A. Bolstad, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; and J. Little, Edmonton Heritage Festival Association, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, L. Brenneis and R. Jevne, Community Services; and J. Kabarchuk and M. Koziol, General Manager, Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Partnership Possibilities with Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues 100th Anniversary at Hawrelak Park

That Administration, in consultation with Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, provide a report to Community Services Committee by September 2012, regarding more detailed information on the possible partnership for the development of an Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues 100th Anniversary project at Hawrelak Park, including fundraising opportunities and construction details and costs.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Sep. 17, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Expression of Interest for Development of Beach Play Area at Hawrelak Park

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee, following a request in expression of interest for the development of a beach play feature at Hawrelak Park, with options and a budget for its development.

 

Infrastructure Svcs.

Due Date: Jun. 11, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

Possibility of a Beach Play Area along North Saskatchewan River

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee in September 2012, with information on the possibility of a beach play area along the North Saskatchewan River, similar to the area in Devon.

Community Svcs. /

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Sep. 17, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.5

Update on West Plan for Recreation Facility and Sports Field Plan

 

 

 

R. Jevne, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.  R. Smyth and
L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the March 19, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSP004, be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.6

Jasper Place Leisure Centre - Annual Operating Costs and Retrofitting Information

 

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  R. Jevne and
L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services; and J. Kabarachuk and M. Koziol, General Manager, Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the March 19, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSP007, be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.7

Coronation Recreation Centre/Velodrome Update

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Community Services, made a presentation.

W. Stafford, Argyll Velodrome Association; and
B. Heatherington, Edmonton Triathlon Academy, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Copies of handouts provided by W. Stafford, Argyll Velodrome Association, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and R. Jevne, Community Services; and J. Kabarchuk, Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Coronation Community Recreation Centre - Feasibility Study

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee, assessing the feasibility of building the Coronation Recreational Facility in phases, outlining the user impacts and potential elements in phase one being the Velodrome facility and associated amenities (like an enhanced fitness centre, running track, centre courts) and a connection to the Hemingway Pool, and with phase two to include the Community Programming amenities.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun. 11, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.8

Edmonton Space and Science Foundation Funding Agreement

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That a funding agreement in the amount of $3.5 million, between the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Space and Science Foundation, as outlined in the March 19, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSP013, be approved and that the agreement be acceptable in form and content to the City Manager.

 

Community Svcs.   

 

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.9

Enterprise Square Galleries and Program

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Community Services, made a presentation.

D. Hickey, University of Alberta, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

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

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Utilization of Enterprise Square Galleries and Program Space

That Administration, in partnership with the University of Alberta, continue to consider prospects, including opportunities for local artists and pursue other partners or funders for the utilization of the gallery and program space at Enterprise Square and provide a report to Community Services Commitee with a business case and budget for the program.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun. 11, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Civic Agency Recruitment - Short Listing - Verbal Report

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 4:14 p.m., pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 4:23 p.m.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the Civic Agency Recruitment - Short Listing verbal report, be received for information and remain private pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor E. Gibbons asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk