COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 15, 2014  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, *D. Iveson, M. Oshry
*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, A. Knack, S. McKeen, A. Sohi, M. Walters
G. Joseph, 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                                                                                      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

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        MacEwan West Update                                                                      3

5.2        Civic Precinct Master Plan – Addressing Current

             Square Design                                                                                      3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Nuisance Retail Commercial Property Enforcement

             Options                                                                                                   4

6.2        Truth and Reconciliation National Event

             Commemoration                                                                                  4

6.3        Sole Source Approval - Edmonton Police Reporting

             and Occurrence System Maintenance and Support

             Agreement                                                                                             5

6.4        Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment

             Program - Project Grant for Individual Artists -

             Grant Recommendations                                                                   5

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

7.1        Smoking Prohibition - Churchill Square (M.

             Walters)                                                                                                   6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE                                                            6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   6

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  6

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

None

 

See Minutes

None

None

See Minutes

 

 

Carried

 

Carried

 

 

Action

 

Action

 

 

Carried

 

 

Carried

 

 

Requisitioned to Council

 

None

 

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor T. Caterina, called the meeting to order at
9:32 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the October 15, 2014, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

·         6.1  Nuisance Retail Commercial Property Enforcement Options

·         6.3  Sole Source Approval - Edmonton Police Reporting and Occurrence System Maintenance and Support Agreement - Edmonton Police Service

·         6.4  Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program - Project Grant for Individual Artist - Grant Recommendations

Replacement Page:

6.1  Nuisance Retail Commercial Property Enforcement Options - Page 2

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the September 29, 2014, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

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 and 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Charitable Donations to Community Leagues (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

I understand that donations to community leagues are generally not charitable as few, if any, of our community leagues maintain charitable status.  However, I understand that when a league is raising money for certain projects that are contributed to the city, such as a playground, then the City is sometimes able to issue charitable receipts.  However, I have been told by community league representatives that in the case of a community hall build or renovation – under the tri-partite agreement, the City is not able to issue receipts for residents donations to these building projects.

Therefore, I would like Administration to provide a report to Community Services Committee on whether this is because the community league hall is treated as a leasehold improvement?  In any case, what; if any, changes would be required to the tri-partite agreement and/or changes to City policies to make donations to community league building capital investments eligible for the City to issue charitable receipts.

Financial  Svcs. and Utilities

 

Due Date: Jan. 19, 2015

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

MacEwan West Update

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 27, 2014, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due Date: Oct. 27, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

5.2

Civic Precinct Master Plan – Addressing Current Square Design

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 13, 2014, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due Date: Nov. 13, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Nuisance Retail Commercial Property Enforcement Options

 

 

 

D. Aitken and R. Pleckaitis, Community Services; 
N. Jacobsen, Corporate Services (Law); and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

Nuisance Retail Commercial Property Pilot Program Results

That Administration provide a report on the results of the Nuisance Commercial Property Pilot Program to address issues with nuisance properties, as per points 1 and 2 of the Two-Part Strategy, outlined in the October 15, 2014, Community Services report CR_1518.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: First Quarter
2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.2

Truth and Reconciliation National Event Commemoration

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. M. Chow, Community Services; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That up to $_____ be allocated from the Council Contingency Fund for the commemoration of the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada's Alberta National Event, and that the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, advocate the Provincial Government to invite them to be a partner in the commemoration of the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada's Alberta National Event.

 

 

 

Truth and Reconciliation Commemoration Update

2.    That Administration conduct informal consultation with the Edmonton Arts Council, the aboriginal community, faith communities, and other concerned stakeholders to gauge their feelings toward an appropriate commemoration of the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada's Alberta National Event, and provide a report to Community Services Committee in the first quarter of 2015.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 23, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.3

Sole Source Approval - Edmonton Police Reporting and Occurrence System Maintenance and Support Agreement

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That a sole source agreement between the City of Edmonton and Niche Technology, in the amount not to exceed $1.5 million over a four year term, as set out in the October 15, 2014, Edmonton Police Commission report CR_1672rev., be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content to the City Manager.

Edmonton Police Commission

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

6.4

Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program - Project Grant for Individual Artists - Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Community Investment Program Project Grant recommendations, as set out in Attachment 2 of the October 15, 2014, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_1730, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Smoking Prohibition - Churchill Square (M. Walters)

 

 

 

N. Jacobsen, Corporate Services; (Law); D. Aitken, Community Services; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

Moved M. Oshry:

That Administration prepare bylaw amendments for consideration by Community Services Committee, that will prohibit smoking in Churchill Square, while providing for designated smoking areas.

 Not Put

 

Amendment moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Add after Churchill Square: “during major events”

 

 

In Favour:

Lost

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

T. Caterina, M. Nickel, D. Iveson, M. Oshry

 

Councillor B. Henderson and Mayor D. Iveson requested that this item be referred to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor T. Caterina asked whether there were any notices of motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 11:41 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk