COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 21, 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 1230

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan
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              2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

5.1        Implementation of Lewis Cardinal's Vision -

             Implementation of Spirit Edmonton Vision                                   3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1        Fire Hydrant Service Agreement                                                     3

6.2        Violence Reduction Action Plan - Coordinating

             Services                                                                                                  4

6.3        Violence Reduction Funding Opportunities                                4

6.4        Building Capacity for New Immigrant Communities                  4

6.5        Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program - Festival Operating Grant Recommendations           5

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE                                                             5

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   5

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  5

 

 

 

 

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Action

 

Carried

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

 

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

 

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor E. Gibbons called the meeting to order at

9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the February 21, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the February 6, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi, on behalf of Community Services Committee, welcomed Karen Lee, an aspiring photo-journalist, who is job-shadowing Councillor Sohi for the day.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1 and 6.4.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the Community Services Committee hear from the following speakers:

6.1 Fire Hydrant Service Agreement

*L. Zenari, EPCOR Water Services Inc.

*T. Roehr, EPCOR Water Services Inc.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Implementation of Lewis Cardinal's Vision - Implementation of Spirit Edmonton Vision

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 10, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Apr. 10, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Fire Hydrant Service Agreement

 

 

 

L. Zenari and T. Roehr, EPCOR Water Services Inc., answered the Committee's questions.

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; K. Block, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the February 21, 2012, Community Services Committee report 2012CSF002, be referred to the April 3, 2012, Utility Committee for review and approval, if deemed appropriate by Committee.

2. That Administration, work with EPCOR, to provide a summary of the answers to the questions that were raised at the February 21, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting and return to the April 3, 2012, Utility Committee.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Violence Reduction Action Plan - Coordinating Services

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the February 21, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSW006, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Violence Reduction Funding Opportunities

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the February 21, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSW002, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Building Capacity for New Immigrant Communities

 

 

 

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

V. Vaitkunas, Community Services Advisory Board, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Building Capacity for New Immigrant Communities - Follow-up

 

That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, meet with the Provincial and Federal political and administrative counterparts, to discuss opportunities and challenges the City of Edmonton faces with new Canadian funding supports and return to Community Services Committee with an update on the discussions.

Mayor 

 

Community Svcs.

Due Date: May 22, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Establishment of African Centre - A Case Study

 

That Administration provide a report with a case study on the development of the African Centre including the process and all activities taken by the Community, volunteers and Administration to establish the African Centre.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 22, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment Program - Festival Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the recommendations for Festival Operating Grants as outlined in Attachment 2 of the Edmonton Arts Council report 2012EAC002, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

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 10:54 a.m.

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk