COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


April 19, 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, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, R. Hayter
J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk
L. Turvey, 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                                                                 3

4.          STATUS REPORT - NONE                                                                 3

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

5.1        Fort Edmonton Park 2010 Master Plan Update                           3

5.2        Options to Address Panhandling                                                    4

5.3        Update on Space for Non-profit Organizations                           5

5.4        Community Services Advisory Board 2010 Community

             Investment Operating Grant Recommendations                         6

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

6.1        Cityfarm Project (J. Batty)                                                                 7

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            7

7.1        Edmonton Combative Sports Commission Board

             Recommendation                                                                                7

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         9

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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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 9:32 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the April 19, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the April 6, 2010, Community Services Committee minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

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 following items were selected for debate:  5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1 and 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the Community Services Committee hear from the following speaker:

5.1  Fort Edmonton Park 2010 Master Plan Update

 *K. Fiske, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

The Committee did not approve requests for time specifics on the agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Fort Edmonton Park 2010 Master Plan Update

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department; and D. Goss, Board Chair, Edmonton Management Company, made presentations.

K. Fiske, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

D. Goss, Board Chair, Fort Edmonton Management Company; R. Smythe and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Fort Edmonton Park 2010 Master Plan update, Attachment 1 of the March 24, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSR005, be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

5.2

Options to Address Panhandling

 

 

 

K. Barnhart, Community Services Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  D. Anderson and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department; and E. Kellor, Edmonton Police Service, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the April 7, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSW003 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Panhandling Action Plan - Update

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee in November 2010, outlining progress on the action plan to increase public safety in relation to panhandling.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: November 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

5.3

Update on Space for Non-profit Organizations

 

 

 

H. McRae and P. Loosley, Community Services Department, made presentations.

 

M. Sood, Welcome Centre for Immigrants; and K. Adamowicz, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.  Copies of a document provided by M. Sood were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and H. McRae, Community Services Department; and R. Larson, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the March 26, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSS001 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P. Loosley and J. Kain, Community Services Committee, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Opportunities for Using Library Space

That Administration explore opportunities with the Edmonton Public Library to provide space for multicultural and/or not-for-profit organizations at the Southeast Branch, and provide a report to July 12, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting with the results of those discussions.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: July 12, 2010

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Availability of Space for Not-for-profit/Multicultural Organizations

That Administration provide a report to the Community Services Committee outlining:

* the Government of Alberta's initiatives to support space and funding for not-for-profit organizations

* an update on the availability of the surplus school sites and schools for use by non-profit/multicultural organizations

* information on the extent of the demand for space

 

Community Svcs.

AMPW

Due Date: Sep. 7, 2010

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department; and J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.4

Community Services Advisory Board 2010 Community Investment Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the 2010 Community Investment Operating Grant recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 15, 2010, Community Services Advisory Board report 2010CAAB03, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

6.1

Cityfarm Project (J. Batty)

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Community Services Committee hear from S. Penstone, Personal Community Association.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S. Penstone, Personal Community Association, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the March 26, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSS007 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Edmonton Combative Sports Commission Board Recommendation

 

 

 

Council met in private at 9:40 a.m., pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Council met in public at 10:07 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council met in private at 2:16 p.m., pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Council met in public at 2:40 p.m.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee hear from the individual named in Attachment 1 of the March 10, 2010, Edmonton Combative Sports Commission report 2010CABX01, and that the individual be heard in private, pursuant to section 17 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

Opposed:

Lost

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 2:42 p.m., pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 2:45 p.m.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That the appointment of the individual outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 10, 2010, Edmonton Combative Sports Commission report 2010CABX01 be rescinded.

2.  That the March 10, 2010, Edmonton Combative Sports Commission report 2010CBX01 remain private, pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:47 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk