COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 8, 2010  –  RIVER VALLEY ROOM

 

 

PRESENT

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, *E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson

*Participated by telephone

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Henderson, D. Iveson and T. Caterina
J. Charchun, Office of the 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                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS              2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          STATUS REPORT - NONE                                                                 4

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

5.1        Vehicle for Hire – Bylaw Amendment                                             4

5.2        Vehicle Performance - Emissions                                                   4

5.3        Clareview Community Recreation Centre and

             Library/Edmonton Catholic Schools Partnership                       5

5.4        Art Gallery of Alberta 2010 Keeping the Doors

             Open Community Investment Grant                                               6

5.5        Partnership Agreement with the Edmonton

             Federation of Community Leagues                                                7

6.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         7

7.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

Carried

Carried

See Minutes

 

See Minutes

See Minutes

See Minutes

None

None

 

Action

Action

 

Action

 

Carried

 

Carried

None

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 9.33 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the February 8, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

Job Shadowing Student (A. Sohi)

Councillor A. Sohi, on behalf of the Community Services Committee, introduced Puneet Jaswal, a NAIT Business Administration student, job shadowing Councillor A. Sohi for the day.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The Committee selected the following items for debate:  5.1., 5.2., 5.3 and 5.5.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

1.      That Community Services Committee hear from the following speakers in panels:

5.1.  Vehicle for Hire - Bylaw Amendment

* B. Manhas, United Cabbies Association of Edmonton

* P. Strong, Yellow Cab

5.2.  Vehicle Performance - Emissions

* B. Manhas, United Cabblie Association of Edmonton

* P. Strong. Yellow Cab

5.3.  Clareview Community Recreation Centre and Library/Edmonton Catholic Schools Partnership

* D. Engel, Chair, Catholic School Board

5.5.  Partnership Agreement with the EFCL

* A. Bolstad, Executive Director, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

* E. Gibbens, President, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

 

2.      That the following item be made time specific:

5.5 Partnership Agreement with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues - 11:30 a.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, E. Gibbons

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

None

 

4.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

 

 

None

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Vehicle for Hire – Bylaw Amendment

 

 

 

Items 5.1 and 5.2. were dealt with together.

 

 

 

L. Lubin, Vice-Chair, Vehicle for Hire Commission, made a presentation.

B. Manhas, United Cabbies Association of Edmonton; and P. Strong, Yellow Cab, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions

L. Lubin, Vice-Chair, Vehicle for Hire Commission; and P. Fearon, Planning and Development Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Taxi Broker Accessible Service Advertising

That the Vehicle for Hire Commission provide a report to a November 2010, Community Services Committee meeting, outlining their work with the third taxi broker to ensure that accessible service is marketed and advertised, as outlined in the January 5, 2010, Planning and Development/Vehicle for Hire Commission report 2010PCS004.

Vehicle for Hire Comm.

 

Due Date: Nov./2010

 

 

 

L. Lubin, Vice-Chair, Vehicle for Hire Commission, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, J. Batty

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.2

Vehicle Performance - Emissions

 

 

 

Items 5.1 and 5.2. were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Plan to Reduce Vehicle (Taxi) Emissions

That the Vehicle for Hire Commission consult with the Vehicle for Hire industry and report to a November 2010, Community Services Committee meeting, outlining a plan to reduce vehicle (taxi) emissions.

Vehicle for Hire Comm.

 

Due Date: Nov./2010

 

 

 

J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk; and L. Lubin, Vice-Chair, Vehicle for Hire Commission, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.3

Clareview Community Recreation Centre and Library/Edmonton Catholic Schools Partnership

 

 

 

Councillor E. Gibbons joined the meeting by telephone.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and  R. Smyth, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

D. Engel, Catholic School Board, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

R. Smyth, R. Jevne and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department; and C. Ward, Capital Construction Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Administration pursue a partnership with Edmonton Catholic Schools to develop a high school completion centre and a multicultural centre in an integrated manner with the Clareview Community Recreation Centre and Library.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration prepare a capital budget request, for the addition of a high school completion centre and multicultural centre to the Clareview Recreation Centre and Library project, and return to City Council as part of the spring 2010 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment process.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Partnership Opportunities with School Boards

 

That Administration provide a report to the May 3, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting, with information on whether partnerships opportunities with Public and Catholic School Boards, similar to the potential Clareview partnership, are available in other areas of Edmonton.  The report should include information on the Meadows Community Recreation Centre.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 3/2010

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.4

Art Gallery of Alberta 2010 Keeping the Doors Open Community Investment Grant

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That payment of the first instalment of the Art Gallery of Alberta’s 2010 Community Investment Grant, in the amount of $655,594, be approved.

2. That the second instalment of the Art Gallery of Alberta's 2010 Community Investment Grant be approved and issued, following a review of the Gallery’s 2009 audited financial statements.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.5

Partnership Agreement with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

 

 

 

Councillor B. Anderson left the meeting.

Pursuant to Section 151(1) of the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300, Councillor D. Iveson was named a Member of the Community Services Committee in order to maintain quorum.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and K. Barnhardt, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

Councillor B. Anderson re-entered the meeting.

There being a quorum from Members of the Committee, Councillor D. Iveson’s appointment ceased.

A. Bolstad and D. Gibbens, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and K. Barnhardt, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised partnership agreement with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the January 13, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSW004, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi asked if there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:54 a.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk