COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


July 11, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

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

ABSENT

D. Loken

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Henderson, J. Batty, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

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                                                                 3

3.1        Liquor Stores – Hours of Operation (J. Batty)                             3

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

5.1        Discussion Paper for 24/7 Model from REACH

             Edmonton Council for Safe Communities                                    4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Edmonton Police Commission Response to Peace

             Officer Review                                                                                       4

6.2        Peace Officer Review - Update                                                        4

6.3        Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program - Community Arts Project Grant

             Recommendations                                                                              5

6.4        Edmonton Valley Zoo Entry Plaza and Wander -

             Environmental Impact Assessment and Site

             Location Approval                                                                               5

6.5        Clareview Community Recreation Centre and

             Clareview Library/High School Completion Centre

             - Partnership with the Edmonton Catholic School

             Board                                                                                                      6

6.6        Ongoing Initiatives and Proposed Strategies for

             Tree Planting                                                                                         6

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            7

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         7

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor L. Sloan called the meeting to order at 9:33 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Diotte:

 

 

 

That the July 11, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson, D. Loken

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the June 27, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson, 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: 5.1, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.6.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Liquor Stores – Hours of Operation (J. Batty)

 

 

 

Neighbourhoods classified as distressed by the City of Edmonton face increased crime and disorder.  It has been identified that the proximity of liquor stores close to each other and late closing times are a factor in this.  The City of Edmonton has addressed the proximity of liquor stores, but we have not addressed late closing times. 

I would like Administration to provide a report with the following information:

1.      What is the current law regarding Liquor Store Hours?

2.      What would a reasonable bylaw limiting hours of liquor stores look like that minimizes alcohol related crime and disorder and increases public safety, particularly in distressed neighbourhoods, while not unduly inconveniencing residents and business owners? 

3.      Would it be possible to have earlier closing times in neighbourhoods classified as distressed by the City? 

4.      What has been the result of creating a bylaw to standardize liquor store hours in other Municipalities? 

5.      What would be the process and timeline of standardizing these hours by creating a bylaw? 

6.      How would this bylaw be enforced (i.e., what resources would be needed to dedicate to enforcement)?

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Oct. 3, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

 

 

There were no reports released early as part of this agenda.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Discussion Paper for 24/7 Model from REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 14, 2011, be approved.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Nov. 14, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken, K. Diotte

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Edmonton Police Commission Response to Peace Officer Review

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

R. Boutilier , General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.  Deputy Chief D. DeCosta and G. Meads, Edmonton Police Service, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Diotte:

 

 

 

That the July 11, 2011, Edmonton Police Service report 2011PSC04, be received for information.

 

Police Service

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.2

Peace Officer Review - Update

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved K. Diotte:

 

 

 

That the July 11, 2011, Transportation Services report 2011TS0416, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.3

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

 

 

Moved K. Diotte:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the recommended projects as outlined in Attachment 1 of the July 11, 2011, Edmonton Arts Council report 2011EAC023, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson, D. Loken

 

6.4

Edmonton Valley Zoo Entry Plaza and Wander - Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Approval

 

 

Moved K. Diotte:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1.      That the Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study, Attachments 1 and 2 of the July 11, 2011, Infrastructure Services report 2011IS7651, be approved.

2.      That the location of the Entry Plaza and Wander at the Edmonton Valley Zoo (page 2 of Attachment 2 of the July 11, 2011, Infrastructure Services report 2011IS7651), be deemed essential and approved.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson, D. Loken

 

6.5

Clareview Community Recreation Centre and Clareview Library/High School Completion Centre - Partnership with the Edmonton Catholic School Board

 

 

Moved K. Diotte:

 

 

 

That the City enter into a construction agreement and a lease agreement with the Edmonton Catholic School Board, for the inclusion of a high school completion centre as an integrated element of the Clareview Community Recreation Centre and Clareview Library.  The agreements will be in a form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson, D. Loken

 

6.6

Ongoing Initiatives and Proposed Strategies for Tree Planting

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  L. Cochrane, General Manager, and J. Helder, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

Enhanced Tree Planting Initiatives

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee outlining a more detailed, coordinated strategy to enhance tree planting initiatives, among the City of Edmonton, citizens and private and community groups, including costs, modeled after the Capital City Cleanup initiative and integrating with the Edmonton in Bloom initiative.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Oct. 3, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

 

 

 

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor L. Sloan asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk