COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 26, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack, *S. McKeen
*Councillor S. McKeen was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 151(1), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

D. Loken

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. McKerry, 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                                                                                      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.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Financial Requirements for Increased Turf

             Maintenance                                                                                          4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Edmonton Arts Council - Project Grant for

             Individual Artists – Grant Recommendations                               4

6.2        Exemption of Leased City Lands from Application

             of the Herbicide Ban                                                                           4

6.3        River Access Guiding Principles Policy                                        5

6.4        University of Alberta - Memorandum of

             Understanding                                                                                      5

6.5        Fire Rescue Station No. 21 Rossdale Boat Launch -

             Licence of Occupation Agreement                                                  6

6.6        Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton -

             Bridge Funding                                                                                    6

6.7        Process for New Libraries - Abbottsfield Library                        7

6.8        Options to set up a Multicultural Advisory

             Committee as part of the Local Immigrant

             Partnership Council - Update                                                           7

6.9        Discussion with the Edmonton Federation of

             Community Leagues on Registering Community

             Leagues as Charities for Income Tax Purposes                         7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           8

8.1        River Valley Alliance Recommendations  -

             Membership Update                                                                            8

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters called the meeting to order at
9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the October 26, 2015, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Addition:

6.1  Edmonton Arts Council – Project Grant for Individual Artists – Grant Recommendations

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 5, 2015, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

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: 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.9 and 8.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.6  Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton - Bridge Funding

·         T. Perryment, Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton

·         K. Blomme, Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

6.6   Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton - Bridge Funding

First item of business

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Financial Requirements for Increased Turf Maintenance

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 9, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due by:
Nov. 9, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Edmonton Arts Council - Project Grant for Individual Artists – Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

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 26, 2015, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_3004, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.2

Exemption of Leased City Lands from Application of the Herbicide Ban

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Acting General Manager, and C. Shannon, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  J. Johnson (Law), and S. McKerry, Corporate Services; D. Kostigan, Community Services; and P. Ohm, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Sidewalk Trip Hazard Reduction

That Administration prepare an unfunded service package for Council's consideration during the 2016 - 2018 Operating Budget discussion to fund bi-annual application of vegetation control measures (including herbicides), on City-owned sidewalks on road right-of-ways, including residential areas, to minimize trip hazards and to decrease the impacts to sidewalk cracking.

Community Svcs.

Transportation Svcs.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Due Date:

Nov. 27, 2015

City Council Budget

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.3

River Access Guiding Principles Policy

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That City Policy C586 - River Access Guiding Principles, as set out in Attachment 1 of the October 26, 2015, Community Services report CR_2923, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.4

University of Alberta - Memorandum of Understanding

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Acting General Manager, and R. Jevne, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 26, 2015, Community Services report CR_2925, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.5

Fire Rescue Station No. 21 Rossdale Boat Launch - Licence of Occupation Agreement

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Licence of Occupation Agreement, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 26, 2015, Community Services report CR_2980, be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Community Svcs.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.6

Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton - Bridge Funding

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Community Services, made a presentation.

T. Perryment, and K. Blomme, Wildlife Rehabilititation Society of Edmonton, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

D. Aitken and R. Smyth, Acting General Manager, Community Services, and S. McKerry, Corporate Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton be granted $60,000 for bridge funding to the end of 2015, with funding from the Community Services, Community Standards Branch, 2015 Operating Budget.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.7

Process for New Libraries - Abbottsfield Library

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the October 26, 2015, Edmonton Public Library report CR_2620, be received for information.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.8

Options to set up a Multicultural Advisory Committee as part of the Local Immigrant Partnership Council - Update

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 26, 2015, Community Services report CR_1173, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.9

Discussion with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues on Registering Community Leagues as Charities for Income Tax Purposes

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Acting General Manager, Community Services; S. McKerry, Corporate Services; and S. Padbury, Financial Services and Utilities, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the October 26, 2015, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_2058, be referred back to Administration for further work with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, and return to Community Services Committee on January 18, 2016.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Due by:
Jan. 18, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

River Valley Alliance Recommendations - Membership Update

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

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

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:19 a.m.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 12:07 p.m.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

1.    That Attachment 1 be added to the October 26, 2015, Corporate Services verbal report on River Valley Alliance Recommendations – Membership Update.

2.    That Attachment 1 of the October 26, 2015, Corporate Services verbal report on River Valley Alliance Recommendations – Membership Update, and materials remain private pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the actions outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 26, 2015, Corporate Services verbal report on River Valley Alliance Recommendations – Membership Update, be approved.

2.    That Attachment 1 of the October 26, 2015, Corporate Services verbal report on River Valley Alliance Recommendations – Membership Update and materials remain private pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, A. Knack

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor M. Walters asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 12:07 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk