COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


January 30, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

**S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, *D. Iveson

*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 15(3), Council Committees Bylaw 18156
**Councillor S. McKeen was absent for a portion of the meeting without notice.

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

D. Beaudry, Deputy City Clerk
T. Orbell, 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                                                                                      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.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       4

             Vehicle for Hire Bylaw 17400 - Recommended

             Possible Amendments                                                                       4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               5

5.1        Ecological Risk Mitigation - Stronger Enforcement

             and Practice Options                                                                          5

5.2        Traffic Safety and Automated Enforcement Reserve

             Schedule - Implications of Reducing Operations

             Budgets                                                                                                  5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Commonwealth Walkway                                                                  5

6.2        Seniors' Centre Investment Program Review                              5

6.3        City of Edmonton Approach to Supporting Seniors'

             Centres 2019                                                                                         6

6.4        Current Leasing Status of the Orange Hub                                  6

6.5        Kihciy Askiy – Partnership Opportunities                                     7

6.6        Anomalous Speed Zones - Councillor Consultation                 8

6.7        Bylaw 18728 - Amendments to Speed Zones Bylaw

             6894 - Updates to 30 km/h Playground Zones and

             General Speed Bylaw, Amendment No. 67                                   8

6.8        Playground Zone Guidelines                                                           9

6.9        Injury and Fatality Collisions - Open Data

             Catalogue                                                                                               9

6.10       Animal Protection Act Enforcement                                            10

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              11

7.1        Sod - Construction Placement and Maintenance

             Practices (B. Esslinger)                                                                    11

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         11

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                11

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                11

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor S. McKeen called the meeting to order at
9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the January 30, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Addition:

6.10 Animal Protection Act Enforcement

To Be Dealt with Together:

6.6 Anomalous Speed Zones - Councillor Consultation
6.7 Bylaw 18728 - Amendments to Speed Zones Bylaw 6894 - Updates to 30 km/h Playground Zones and General Speed Bylaw, Amendment No. 67
6.8 Playground Zone Guidelines

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved T. Cartmell:

 

 

 

That the January 16, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Aspiring Leadership Program (S. McKeen)

 

 

 

Councillor S. McKeen, on behalf of Community and Public Services Committee, welcomed City of Edmonton employees who are part of the Aspiring Supervisors Program.  This nine month program is designed for high-potential employees who may be assuming formal supervisory responsibilities.  The Aspiring Supervisors Program has been recognized nationally with an Award of Achievement for its innovative approach towards leadership development.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate:  6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 and 7.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

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

6.2 Seniors' Centre Investment Program Review
6.3 City of Edmonton Approach to Supporting Seniors' Centres 2019

  • S. Hallett, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
  • D. Nowoselski
  • R. Joseph, Health City
  • L. Tondu, Meals on Wheels
  • K. McDonald, Sage Seniors Association
  • C. McLean
  • K. Buehler, South East Edmonton Seniors' Association

6.4 Current Leasing Status of the Orange Hub

  • D. Bouzek, Ground Zero Productions
  • M. Wyman
  • R. Fraser, The National Stiltwalkers of Canada
  • J. Mayne, Arts Habitat Edmonton
  • M. Henderson, Theatre Prospero

6.7 Bylaw 18728 - Amendments to Speed Zone Bylaw 6894 - Updates to 30 km/h Playground Zones and General Speed Bylaw, Amendment No. 67

  • R. Labbe

6.10 Animal Protection Act Enforcement

  • C. Fritz, Calgary Humane Society
  • B. Nichols, Calgary Humane Society
  • C. Wilson, Edmonton Humane Society
  • A. Winegarden, Edmonton Humane Society (to answer questions only)
  • K. Stevenson, Edmonton Humane Society (to answer questions only)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Item 6.10 Animal Protection Act Enforcement be made time specific at 1:30 p.m., or after Items 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4, whichever is later.

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS

 

Vehicle for Hire Bylaw 17400 - Recommended Possible Amendments

 

 

 

Revised Due Date: March 6, 2019 (approved at the January 16, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting).

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Ecological Risk Mitigation - Stronger Enforcement and Practice Options

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 13, 2019, be approved.

 

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
Feb. 13, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

5.2

Traffic Safety and Automated Enforcement Reserve Schedule - Implications of Reducing Operations Budgets

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 20, 2019, be approved.

 

City Ops.

Due Date:
Mar. 20, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Commonwealth Walkway

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the January 30, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6683, be received for information.

 

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2

Seniors' Centre Investment Program Review

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

J. Foord, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

S. Hallett, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council;
D. Nowoselski; R. Joseph, Health City; L. Tondu, Meals on Wheels; K. McDonald, Sage Seniors Association;
C. McLean; and K. Buehler, South East Edmonton Seniors Association, made presentations. S. Hallett; K. Buehler;
D. Nowoselski; K. McDonald; C. McLean; and L. Tondu answered the Committee's questions.

A handout was provided by D. Nowoselski and distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

J. Foord, J. Smith and R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, and S. Kwong, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

Item dealt with.

 

6.3

City of Edmonton Approach to Supporting Seniors' Centres 2019

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Stakeholder Engagement - Progress Report

That, upon completion of the stakeholder engagement, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the January 30, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_5748, Administration return to Committee with a progress report.

 

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
September 2020

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

6.4

Current Leasing Status of the Orange Hub

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

D. Bouzek, Ground Zero Productions; M. Wyman;
R. Fraser, The National Stiltwalkers of Canada; J. Mayne, Arts Habitat Edmonton; and M. Henderson, Theatre Prospero, made presentations.  D. Bouzek, Ground Zero Productions;
R. Fraser, The National Stiltwalkers of Canada; J. Mayne, Arts Habitat Edmonton; and M. Henderson, Theatre Prospero, answered the Committee’s questions.

G. Dewar and R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services; and J. Osborne, Financial and Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration:

1. consider adjusting its fixed lease rate and establish a range of lease rates, regardless of cost recovery,

2. work with the Edmonton Arts Council, Arts Habitat Edmonton and a selection of artists to establish a program that ensures a portion of space at The Orange Hub is affordable for professional artists. The program will establish a fee structure, selection process, criteria, and identify an entity to manage these specific spaces on the city's behalf

and return to Committee.

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services;

J. Osborne, Financial and Corporate Services; and
D. Beaudry, Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

6.5

Kihciy Askiy – Partnership Opportunities

 

 

 

J. Foord, Citizen Services, made a presentation. J. Miller and R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That Administration work with community partners to facilitate the formation of a governance body responsible for finalizing and implementing governance and operations model for Kihciy Askiy.
  2. That Administration return to Committee with a report in spring 2019 outlining an agreement in principle with the expanded partners for the operation and governance of Kihciy Askiy.

 

 

 

J. Foord, J. Miller and M. Bamford, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina;
D. Iveson

 

6.6

Anomalous Speed Zones - Councillor Consultation

 

 

 

Items 6.6, 6.7 and 6.8 were dealt with together.

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, and S. Ibrahm, City Operations, made a presentation.

R. Labbe, Edmonton Public School Board, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, and S. Ibrahim, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the January 30, 2019, City Operations report CR_6325, be received for information.

 

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

6.7

Bylaw 18728 - Amendments to Speed Zones Bylaw 6894 - Updates to 30 km/h Playground Zones and General Speed Bylaw, Amendment No. 67

 

 

 

Items 6.6, 6.7 and 6.8 were dealt with together.

Councillors S. McKeen and B. Henderson requested this item be referred to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

6.8

Playground Zone Guidelines

 

 

 

Items 6.6, 6.7 and 6.8 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved T. Cartmell:

 

 

 

Playground Zone Guidelines – Further Information

That Administration provide a high-level report on further refinement of the Playground Zone Guideline, to consider but not be limited to the following:

1.    mitigating efforts other than establishing a playground zone at a reviewed location

2.    further mitigating efforts (eg. speed bumps) at problematic playground zone locations

3.    a more comprehensive list of local context characteristics (eg. visibility issues, hills, curves), either with or without point assignments

4.    process to establish speed reduction zones at locations other than playground, field or school locations.

City Ops.



 

 

 

 

Due Date:
Mar. 20, 2019

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

6.9

Injury and Fatality Collisions - Open Data Catalogue

 

 

 

L. Sahli, City Clerk; N. Mendoza, Financial and Corporate Services; and G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That Administration release whatever Injury and Fatality Collision statistics that can confidently be released now, in compliance with legislation, into Open Data.
  2. That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Government of Alberta to request additional guidance on what precisely can be published under current rules, and to urge any needed provincial policy changes to increase transparency and availability around injury and fatality statistics.

 

 

 

L. Sahli, City Clerk; and N. Jacobsen, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

6.10

Animal Protection Act Enforcement

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

C. Fritz and B. Nichols, Calgary Humane Society; and
C. Wilson, Edmonton Humane Society, made presentations. A. Winegarden, C. Wilson and K. Stevenson, Edmonton Human Society; and B. Nicols and C. Fritz, Calgary Humane Society, answered the Committee's questions.

D. Aitken and R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services; and V. Lee, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Animal Protection Enforcement Services Service Package - Business Model Options

That Administration prepare a service package with business model options for Animal Protection Act enforcement services and return to Council in March 2019.

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
Mar. 12, 2019


City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. McKeen

 

 

 

 

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Sod - Construction Placement and Maintenance Practices
(B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

C. Walbaum and A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the January 30, 2019, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_6459, be received for information.

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, B. Henderson, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson asked if there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:17 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk