COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


August 29, 2016  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Nickel, M. Oshry

I. MacLean, Office of the City Clerk

O. Temirova, 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      3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1        City of Edmonton Youth Council  2015- 2016 Annual

             Report                                                                                                     3

6.2        Dogs in Open Spaces Pilot Program (Grand Trunk)                  3

6.3        Lewis Farms Recreation Centre - Options and Costs

             for Lane Pool and Dive Towers                                                       4

6.4        Nuit Blanche Edmonton  - Results                                                 5

6.5        John Fry Sport Park Land Consolidation                                     5

6.6        MacEwan University Downtown Arena Licence

             Agreement                                                                                             6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           6

8.1        City of Edmonton Youth Council Recruitment -

             Applicant Interviews - Verbal Report                                              6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   8

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  8

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor B. Esslinger called the meeting to order at

9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the August 29, 2016, Community and Public Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the August 15, 2016, Community and Public Services Committee meeting minutes be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

City Hall School (B. Esslinger)

            Councillor B. Esslinger, on behalf of Community and             Public Services Committee, welcomed teachers from             various schools who will be bringing their classes to             City Hall School this year.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 and 8.1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

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

 

6.2       Dogs in Open Spaces Pilot Program (Grand             Trunk)

·         S. Fernando, Grand Trunk Dog Park Committee

·         K. Zahara, Grand Trunk Dog Park Committee

·         M. Ostrom

6.3       Lewis Farms Recreation Centre - Options and             Costs for Lane Pool and Dive Towers

·         H. Flewwelling

6.4       Nuit Blanche Edmonton - Results

·         T. Pidner, Nuit Blanche Edmonton Society

·         T. Janes, Nuit Blanche Edmonton Society

·         G. Latham, Nuit Blanche Edmonton Society

 

6.5       John Fry Sport Park Land Consolidation

·         E. Huculak, Tennis Alberta

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the following items be made time specific:

6.2 Dogs in Open Spaces Pilot Program (Grand Trunk) – second item of business

6.4  Nuit Blanche Edmonton – Results
– third item of business                      

6.5  John Fry Sport Park Land Consolidation
– fourth item of business                               

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

City of Edmonton Youth Council 2015 - 2016 Annual Report

 

 

 

M. Bannister, Edmonton Youth Council, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.
R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the City of Edmonton Youth Council report CR_3869, be received for information.

City of Edmonton Youth Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

6.2

Dogs in Open Spaces Pilot Program (Grand Trunk)

 

 

 

P. Specht, Integrated Infrastructure Services; and
N. Fraser, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

S. Fernando and K. Zahara, Grand Trunk Dog Park Committee; and M. Ostrom made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

D. Aitken, N. Fraser, and R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services; M. Hoffner, Financial and Corporate Services (Law); and G. Cebryk, Acting Deputy City Manager, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

            1. That the Dogs in Open Spaces Pilot Project             (Grand Trunk), as outlined in the August 29, 2016,             City Operations report CR_3559, be approved.

            2. That the installation and maintenance of the             standard level amenities including some fencing in             the Dogs in Open Spaces Pilot Project (Grand Trunk) be funded by the City.

            3. That the installation and maintenance of the             special amenities and fencing in the Dogs in Open             Spaces Pilot Project (Grand Trunk) be funded by the             community over time.

 

 

Amendment moved M. Banga:

That a Part 4 be added as follows:

4. That Administration explore a $5 increase in the annual licencing fee to offset the cost of adding special amenities and fencing in the Dogs in Open Spaces Pilot Project (Grand Trunk).

Amendment to Amendment moved S. McKeen:

That $5 be replaced with $1.

For the Amendment to Amendment:

Lost

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen

 

Opposed:

M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

Amendment, put:

            That a Part 4 be added as follows:


                        4. That Administration explore a $5 increase in the                              annual licencing fee to offset the cost of adding                                   special amenities  and fencing in the Dogs in Open                            Spaces Pilot Project (Grand Trunk).

For the Amendment:

Lost

 

 

M. Banga

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons

 

 

Motion, put:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

            1. That the Dogs in Open Spaces Pilot Project             (Grand Trunk), as outlined in the August 29, 2016,             City Operations report CR_3559, be approved.

            2. That the installation and maintenance of the             standard level amenities including some fencing in             the Dogs in Open Spaces Pilot Project (Grand Trunk) be funded by the City.

            3. That the installation and maintenance of the             special amenities and fencing in the Dogs in Open             Spaces Pilot Project (Grand Trunk) be funded by the             community over time.

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Lewis Farms Recreation Centre - Options and Costs for Lane Pool and Dive Towers

 

 

 

Handouts provided by H. Flewwelling were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk. H. Flewwelling answered the Committee's questions.

J. Meliefste, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Lewis Farms Recreation Centre - Options and Costs for Lane Pool and Dive Towers – Consultation Results

That the August 29, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_3336, be referred back to Administration to consult with the public on the pros and cons, including costs, of having a 53 metre lane pool or larger green space meant for unstructured recreation activities and return to Committee with the results and recommendation.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
Oct. 17, 2016

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

6.4

Nuit Blanche Edmonton - Results

 

 

 

N. Poirier, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

G. Latham, T. Janes and T. Pidner, Nuit Blanche Edmonton Society, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, N. Poirier, and R. Jevne, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Administration prepare a service package for consideration during the 2016 budget deliberation process for funding of the Nuit Blanche in the amount of $335,000 for 2017.

 

Citizen Svcs.

Due by:
2016 Fall Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Banga

 

6.5

John Fry Sport Park Land Consolidation

 

 

 

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

E. Huculak, Tennis Alberta, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

            1. That the consolidation of John Fry Sports Park             and an adjacent parcel of City-owned land, be             approved.

            2. That Administration enter into a memorandum of             understanding with Tennis Alberta, as outlined in the             August 29, 2016, Citizen Services report CR_3855.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

 

6.6

MacEwan University Downtown Arena Licence Agreement

 

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That a licence agreement between the City and the Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University for the Downtown Community Arena, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the August 29, 2016, Citizen Services report CR_3933, be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Citizen Svcs.

 

Office of the City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

City of Edmonton Youth Council Recruitment - Applicant Interviews - Verbal Report

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 2:25 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in public.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 5:35 p.m.

 

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

1. That Attachment 1, City of Edmonton Youth Council - Appointment Recommendations from Community and Public Services Committee, be added to the August 29, 2016, Office of the City Manager verbal report on City of Edmonton Youth Council Recruitment - Applicant Interviews.

 

 

 

 

2. That the August 29, 2016, Office of the City Manager verbal report and materials on City of Edmonton Youth Council Recruitment - Applicant Interviews, remain private pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

      1. That the appointments and reappointments, as       outlined in Attachment 1 of the August 29, 2016,       Community and Public Services Committee report 3,       be approved.

      2. That Attachment 1 of the August 29, 2016,       Community and Public Services Committee report 3       remain private until approved by City Council       pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of       Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor B. Esslinger asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk