COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 12, 2013  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, S. Mandel

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici
M. Nathoo, 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                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

3.1        Accessible Playgrounds (A. Sohi)                                                  3

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

               REPORTS REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW

               COMMITTEE                                                                                        4

4.1        Annual Update on the Central McDougall/Queen Mary

             Park Revitalization Strategy                                                              4

4.2        Status Update on the Development of an

             Implementation Plan for the WinterCity Strategy                        4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Edmonton Heritage Council - Heritage Community

             Investment                                                                                             4

5.2        Edmonton Police Commission- Multi-year Plan for

             Sworn Positions                                                                                   5

5.3        Jerry Forbes Centre                                                                            5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Art Gallery of Alberta - Update                                                          5

6.2        Coronation Arena/Velodrome - Memorandum of

             Understanding                                                                                      6

6.3        10-Year Arena Capital Development Strategy Update               6

6.4        Support to the Multicultural Community -

             Multicultural and Aboriginal Communities -

             Status of Support                                                                                 7

6.5        Westmount Fitness Club - Request for Financial

             Support                                                                                                   8

6.6        Community Services Advisory Board 2013 Community

             Investment Operating Grant Recommendations                         8

6.7        Great Divide Waterfall - Water Source                                            8

6.8        Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program - Festival Operating Grant

             Recommendations                                                                              8

6.9        Contractual Reporting - Semi Annual Information

             Report                                                                                                     9

6.10       Review of Policy C458C Percent for Art to Provide

             and Encourage Art in Public Places                                               9

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

8.1        Civic Agency Recruitment - Applicant Interviews                       9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

               NOTICE                                                                                              10

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor J. Batty called the meeting to order at 10:08 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the March 12, 2013, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the February 26, 2013, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Heather Chisholm (J. Batty)

 

 

 

Councillor J. Batty, on behalf of the Community Services Committee, recognized Heather Chisholm with Sustainable Development for her participation and contributions to the Women in Politics mentorship program initiated by the City of Edmonton.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate:  6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.10 and 8.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

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

6.1  Art Gallery of Alberta – Update

·         C. Crowston, Art Gallery of Alberta (to answer questions only)

·         J. Mahon, Edmonton Arts Council (to answer questions only)

6.3  10-Year Arena Capital Development Strategy
       Update

·         J. Leavitt, Academic and Athletic Development Institute

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Accessible Playgrounds (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

A playground is a place with a specific design for children to be able to play.  Playgrounds offer modern recreation equipment that contributes to children's physical and mental development and provides experiences of joy and happiness. 

I appreciate the work that Community Services has done to make playgrounds more accessible, but certain areas need more focused attention, particularly for children in wheelchairs. 

Please provide a report to Community Services Committee on the following:

1.    What steps have been taken or can be taken to make playgrounds accessible for children in wheelchairs?

2.    What best practices exist in other jurisdictions to make playgrounds inclusive for all children?

3.    What equipment, such as swings, is available in the market to accommodate children in wheelchairs?

4.    Are city standards posing barriers for the inclusion of wheelchair accessible equipment?

5.    How can the City continue to work with community groups, the Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities and other stakeholders for the gradual introduction and conversion of playgrounds into inclusive play areas for children in wheelchairs?

Community Svcs.

Due Date:
Jun. 11, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - REPORTS REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

4.1

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

 

 

Postponed to:  April 3, 2013

 

4.2

Status Update on the Development of an Implementation Plan for the WinterCity Strategy

 

 

Postponed to:  April 3, 2013

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Edmonton Heritage Council - Heritage Community Investment

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 3, 2013, be approved.

Community Svcs.

Due Date:
April 3, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

5.2

Edmonton Police Commission- Multi-year Plan for Sworn Positions

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 14, 2013, be approved.

Police Commission

Due Date:
May 14, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

5.3

Jerry Forbes Centre

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 14, 2013, be approved.

Community Svcs.

Due Date:
May 14, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Art Gallery of Alberta - Update

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Community Services, made a presentation.

C. Crowston, Art Gallery of Alberta; and J. Mahon, Edmonton Arts Council, answered the Committee's questions.

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

1.  That the March 12, 2013, Community Services report 2013CSS012, be received for information.

Art Gallery of Alberta – Funding Options and Models

2.  That Administration work with the Edmonton Arts Council and the Art Gallery of Alberta to provide a report to Committee outlining information on the current funding model and possible alternative sustainable funding options, and models for the Art Gallery of Alberta, such report to include implications for operations and programming.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Sept. 10, 2013

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.2

Coronation Arena/Velodrome - Memorandum of Understanding

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the March 12, 2013, Community Services report 2013CSS004, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.3

10-Year Arena Capital Development Strategy Update

 

 

 

R. Jevne, Community Services, made a presentation.

J. Leavitt, Academic and Athletic Development Institute, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

R. Jevne, L. Cochrane, General Manager, and L. Brenneis, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Arena Development - South Campus

That any further exploration with the University of Alberta for a partnership on the development of an arena facility at the South Campus site:

a. involve consultation with affected South Campus communities in accordance with the City's policies on public involvement

b. be subject to a further report to Committee outlining details of the proposed arena development.

Community Svcs.

Due Date:
June 11, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Coronation Community Recreation Centre – Options for Development

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee that explores options to:

·         allow the development of the Coronation Community Recreation Centre to proceed efficiently

·         would avoid future capital expenditures to keep the Coronation Arena operational

·         includes options to replace the Coronation Arena in an alternate location.

Community Svcs.

Due Date:
May 28, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.4

Support to the Multicultural Community - Multicultural and Aboriginal Communities - Status of Support

 

 

 

J. Smith, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  M. Chow and
L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the March 12, 2013, Community Services report 2013CSW001, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.5

Westmount Fitness Club - Request for Financial Support

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That financial support for the Westmount Fitness Club of $24,300, from the 2013 Community Facility Partner Capital Grant program budget, as outlined in the March 12, 2013, Community Services report 2013CSP008, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.6

Community Services Advisory Board 2013 Community Investment Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the 2013 Community Investment Operating Grant Award recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 12, 2013, Community Services Advisory Board report 2013CAAB04, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.7

Great Divide Waterfall - Water Source

 

 

 

J. Kabarchuk, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the March 11, 2013, Community Services report 2013CSB002, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.8

Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment Program - Festival Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the recommendations for Festival Operating Grants, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the March 12, 2013, Edmonton Arts Council report 2013EAC001, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.9

Contractual Reporting - Semi Annual Information Report

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the March 12, 2013, Edmonton Police Commission report 2013POAC4, be received for information.

Police Commission

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

6.10

Review of Policy C458C Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Places

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the March 12, 2013, Sustainable Development report 2013SPE001, be received for information.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

 

 

 

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Civic Agency Recruitment - Applicant Interviews

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 12:03 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 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the citizen-at-large appointments and reappointment recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 12, 2013, Community Services Committee report 4, be approved for appointment terms as shown.

2. That Attachment 1 of the March 12, 2013, Community Services Committee report 4 remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson, D. Iveson

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor J. Batty asked whether there were any Notices of Motions.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk