COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


August 20, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, K. Krushell, *J. Batty
*
Councillor J. Batty was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 151(1), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300.

ABSENT

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Anderson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan
L. Sahli, 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                                                                                      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                                                                 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Coronation Community Recreation Centre -

             Feasibility Study                                                                                   4

5.2        Potential City Projects/Initiatives for Canada's

             150 Celebration 2017                                                                          4

5.3        Family and Community Support Services Funding -

             Request for Increase                                                                           4

5.4        Potential Improvements for Reduction of Bullying                    4

5.5        Development of Beach Play Area at Hawrelak Park -

             Request for Proposal                                                                          5

5.6        Integration of Pre-emptive Traffic Light Systems

             with Existing Systems                                                                        5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        The Varscona Theatre Alliance Society Funding

             Agreement                                                                                             5

6.2        Future of Rossdale Emergency Response Facility -

             Rossdale Fire Station 21 Proposed Rehabilitation

             Update                                                                                                    6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

 

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

 

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 9:34 a.m.

 

 

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the August 20, 2012, Community Services Committee agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Replacement pages:

6.2       Future of Rossdale Emergency Response Facility – Rossdale Fire Station 21 Proposed Rehabilitation Update
-    Attachment 2  

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the July 9, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

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 and 6.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee hear from the following speakers in panels, where appropriate:

6.2    Future of Rossdale Emergency Response Facility -  Rossdale Fire Station 21 Proposed Rehabilitation Update

·         J. Rivait

·         S. Mason

·         E. Hambrook

·         F. Orr

·         G. Shelly

·         T. Scarlett

·         L. Parish

·         D. L. Marc

·         L. Yakoweshen, Rosedale Court Condo Board

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

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

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Coronation Community Recreation Centre - Feasibility Study

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of September 17, 2012, be approved.

Community Svsc.

Due Date:
Sept. 17, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

5.2

Potential City Projects/Initiatives for Canada's 150 Celebration 2017

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 9, 2012, be approved.

City Manager

Due Date:
Oct. 9, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

5.3

Family and Community Support Services Funding - Request for Increase

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 19, 2012, be approved.

Community Svsc.

Due Date:
Nov. 19, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

5.4

Potential Improvements for Reduction of Bullying

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 19, 2012, be approved.

Community Svsc.

Due Date:
Nov. 19, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

5.5

Development of Beach Play Area at Hawrelak Park - Request for Proposal

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 19, 2012, be approved.

Community Svsc.

Due Date:
Nov. 19, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

5.6

Integration of Pre-emptive Traffic Light Systems with Existing Systems

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of Spring 2013, be approved.

Transportation Svsc.

Due Date:
Spring 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

The Varscona Theatre Alliance Society Funding Agreement

 

 

 

R. Jevne, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

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

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That a funding agreement in the amount up to $2 million, between the City of Edmonton and The Varscona Theatre Alliance Society, as outlined in the August 20, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSS011, be approved, and that the agreement be acceptable, in form and content, to the City Manager.

Community Svsc.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

6.2

Future of Rossdale Emergency Response Facility - Rossdale Fire Station 21 Proposed Rehabilitation Update

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and Fire Chief, K. Block, Community Services, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

J. Rivait; G. Shelly; L. Parish; F. Orr; L. Yakoweshen, Rossdale Court Condo Board; D. L. Marc; S. Mason, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

E. Hambrook; and T. Scarlett, made presentations.

Copies of handouts provided by J. Rivait; D. L. Marc; and
L. Yakoweshen, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Fire Chief, K. Block, and
B. Pickering, Community Services; and C. Henderson, Calder Bateman, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Administration prepare a Site Location Study and an Environmental Impact Screening Assessment under section 3.5.3 of the North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan with respect to re-activating Rossdale Fire Station 21 to:

• house an active river rescue crew
• provide back up rescue services to the  downtown core

• house specialized apparatus

as outlined in the August 20, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSF004.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

 

Moved J.  Batty:

 

 

 

That Administration return to Community Services Committee with a report outlining information regarding the feasibility of future levels of service for the potential Rossdale Fire Station 21.

 

 

In Favour:

Lost

 

 

J. Batty

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

A. Sohi, K. Krushell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:14 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk