COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


July 12, 2010  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

*Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Henderson, D. Iveson, L. Sloan, K. Leibovici
J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk
C. Johnston, 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              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                                                                 4

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

4.1        Official Launch - Edmonton Seniors' Declaration                      4

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

5.1        Animal Control - Part 1                                                                       4

5.2        Animal Control - Part 2                                                                       5

5.3        Opportunities for Using Library Space                                          7

5.4        Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues -

             Tripartite Agreement                                                                           7

5.5        Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive

             of GST) as at June 22, 2010                                                               9

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

6.1        Options to Support Living Local Strategy (S.

             Mandel)                                                                                                   9

6.2        Edmonton Arts Council Funding Criteria (S. Mandel)             10

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE                                                          10

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      10

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

None

 

See Minutes

See Minutes

 

None

 

 

 

Action

Action

Action

 

Action

 

Carried

 

 

Carried

Action

 

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 9:34 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the July 12, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the following meeting minutes be adopted:

* June 14, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting

* June 28, 2010, Special Community Services Committee meeting

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson


 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no Protocol Items.

 

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., 5.4., 5.5., 6.1. and 6.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the Community Services Committee hear from the following speakers and that the speakers for items 5.4 and 6.1 be heard in a panel:

5.4  Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues -Tripartite Agreement

*  D. Dodge, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

*  A. Bolstad, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

*  L. Scott, Gold Bar Community League

6.1  Options to Support Living Local Strategy
(S. Mandel)

*  D. Dodge, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

*  A. Bolstad, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

Official Launch - Edmonton Seniors' Declaration

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of September 7, 2010, be approved.

Community Svcs.

Due Date: Sept. 7, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Animal Control - Part 1

 

 

 

Items 5.1 and 5.2 were dealt with together.

D. Aitken, Planning and Development Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

S. Copeland, and J. Wilson, Planning and Development Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration prepare a service package for the following programs:

·        Spay/Neuter Subsidy Program ($50,000)

·        Trap/Spay/Neuter/Release Program ($30,000)

·        Pet Rescue Agency Support Program ($30,000)

·        Veterinary Medical Treatment program ($50,000)

·        HomeSafe - Pet Licensing Enhancement ($400,000)

·        Enhanced Public Education and Awareness Program ($150,000)

with funding from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, an increase in pet licence fees and numbers, increased service charges and/or enforcement revenue, to be considered as part of the 2011 Operating Budget deliberations.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Animal Control - Part 2

 

 

Items 5.1 and 5.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Potential Animal Control Programs

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee outlining how the following Animal Control programs, as outlined in the June 22, 2010, Planning and Development Department report 2010PCS021, could be implemented in the future:

·        HomeSafe - Enhanced Animal Services

·        HomeSafe - Permanent Identification

·        Animal Services' Enterprise Cost Recovery Model

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Nov. 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Animal Control and Pet Licensing – Update on Actions Taken

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee in the Fall of 2011 or earlier, on the progress made with respect to the actions outlined in Attachment 1, table two, of the June 22, 2010, Planning and Development Department report 2010PCS021, as follows:

·        Look at the feasibility of introducing pet licensing as a service available at non City locations

·        Improve the current online pet licence process

·        Investigate the feasibility of wireless debit payment machines to Animal Control Officers for pet licensing in the field

·        Report back to Committee on the advantages and disadvantages of a lifetime pet licence option

·        Implement a rewards/value added program for licensed pet owners

·        Review licensing fees and consider rate adjustments to best reflect incentive and disincentives principles to promote responsible pet ownership

·        Review the current free licence program and determine if a simplified program should be considered

·        Report back to Committee on the cost of providing stray pets medical service, for emergency veterinary treatment, to save pets that would otherwise perish or suffer serious injury

·        Report back to Committee on a possible amendment to the Animal Control and Licensing Bylaw to introduce a differential licence fee to reduce the cost for pets with permanent ID

·        Report back to Committee on a possible amendment to the Animal Control and Licensing Bylaw to make permanent identification mandatory for Restricted Dogs

·        Report back to Committee with a detailed cost estimate to offer either a free, or cost-recovery based microchip implant program for all licensed pets

·        Engage in a partnership with a third party service provider to register pet ID information in a national database to enhance identification for lost and found services.

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date:
4th Quarter 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.3

Opportunities for Using Library Space

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department; and D. Nolin, Capital Construction Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Further Information on the Proposed Mill Woods Library Site

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee with further information on the proposed Mill Woods library site, including the following:

·        status of the land purchase

·        options for a second storey on the proposed library site

·        programming options for a senior centre and/or youth centre and/or multicultural groups.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.4

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues - Tripartite Agreement

 

 

 

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

D. Dodge and A. Bolstad, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; and L. Scott, Gold Bar Community League, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues - Proposed Capital Grant Program

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration in collaboration with Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, prepare a service package for a proposed Capital Grant Program increase of $2,905,000 and with an increase of $1,336,000 in the Operating Grant Program, split over two years, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the July 5, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSW005, using funding from a reallocation of funds within the existing budget, to be included in the 2011 Operating Budget deliberations.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Community League Capital Improvement Options for Bridge Financing

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee considering options for bridge financing for Community League Capital Improvements.

Community Svcs.

 

Finance & Treas.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

5.5

Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at June 22, 2010

 

 

 

G. Barr, Capital Construction Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Administration award the tender projects, outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 22, 2010, Corporate Services Department report 2010COP007, and enter into all relevant agreements, such tenders to be in accordance with Administration’s normal tendering guidelines.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

6.1

Options to Support Living Local Strategy (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the June 23, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSW018 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Edmonton Arts Council Funding Criteria (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

J. Mahon, Edmonton Arts Council, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Edmonton Arts Council – Support Options for Individual Artists

That Administration with the Edmonton Arts Council provide a report to Community Services Committee outlining options for support for individual artists, including micro-grants and business training.

Community Svcs.

 

Arts Council

 

Due Date: Nov. 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

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

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 2:42 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk