COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 17, 2016  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons, *D. Iveson

*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to sections 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Nickel, M. Walters
I.  MacLean, Office of the City Clerk
M. Barnes, 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                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Lewis Farms Recreation Centre - Options and Costs

             for Lane Pool and Drive Towers                                                      3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1        Effects of 2014 Change in Elementary School Zones

             to 30km/h                                                                                                4

6.2        Snow Valley Ski Club Summer Adventure Activity

             Area                                                                                                         4

6.3        Vehicle For Hire Bylaw 17400 Update - Decals and

             Markings for Private Transportation Providers                           5

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

9.1           Public Washroom Information and Consultation
             (S. McKeen)                                                                                           7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  8

 

 

 

 

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Action

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor B. Esslinger called the meeting to order at
9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the October 17, 2016, Community and Public Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the September 26, 2016, Community and Public Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons

 

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, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers in a panel:

  • A. Mohamed
  • J. Anwar
  • D. Deo, United Taxi Group, Edmonton Taxi Industry
  • M. Jaremko, Co-op Taxi
  • G. Peychoff
  • A. Dahrouge
  • P. Strong, Greater Edmonton Taxi Services Inc.
  • S. Dhatt

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any times 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

Lewis Farms Recreation Centre - Options and Costs for Lane Pool and Drive Towers

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of December 5, 2016, be approved.

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
Dec. 5, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Effects of 2014 Change in Elementary School Zones to 30km/h

 

 

 

G. Cebryk and G. Shimko, City Operations, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Amendments to Speed Zones Bylaw 6894 – Expand 30km/hr to Junior High School

That Administration prepare amendments to the Speed Zones Bylaw 6894, for consideration by City Council, to expand 30km/hr school zones to include junior high schools as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 17, 2016, City Operations report CR_1504.

City Ops.

 

Due by: 
Jan. 24, 2017

City Council

 

 

 

G. Cebryk and G. Shimko, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

Playground Speed Limits

That Administration provide a report on playground speed limits within the City and prepare recommendations.

City Ops.

Due by: Second Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.2

Snow Valley Ski Club Summer Adventure Activity Area

 

 

 

J. Meliefste, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study, as outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 of the October 17, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_3989, be approved.

2. That the location of the Summer Adventure Activity Area within the River Valley, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the October 17, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_3989, be deemed essential and approved. 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.3

Vehicle For Hire Bylaw 17400 Update - Decals and Markings for Private Transportation Providers

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from G. Beatty.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Banga

 

 

 

D. Hales, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

S. Dhatt made a presentation.  G. Beatty; J. Anwar;
P. Strong, Greater Edmonton Taxi Inc.; M. Jaremko, Co-op Taxi; A. Dahroughe; D. Deo, United Taxi Group, Edmonton Taxi Industry; G. Peychoff; and A. Mohamed, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

A document provided by J. Anwar was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services;
N. Jacobsen, Financial and Corporate Services (Law);
D. Hales and G. Dziwenka, Sustainable Development;
N. Poirier and J. Simmons, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

Amendments to Vehicle for Hire Bylaw 17400 – Markings, Increased Fares, Definitions and Provisions

1.    That Administration prepare amendments to the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw 17400, as outlined in Attachment 3 of the October 17, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_3851 regarding vehicle markings and increased fines for street hailing and bring the amendments to a future City Council meeting.

Amendments to Vehicle for Hire Bylaw 17400 to Align with new Provincial Regulations

2.    That Administration review the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw 17400, for opportunities to align the bylaw with new provincial regulations, as generally outlined in the October 17, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_3851, and bring the potential amendments to a future City Council meeting to include:

·         Definitions to strengthen and lessen any confusion.  Such definitions including but not limited to:

a.    Application or App

b.    Dispatch Hail

c.    Highway

d.    Pre-Arranged

e.    Private Transportation Provider – (PTP)

f.     Street Hail

g.    Transportation Network Company (TNC)

h.    Taxi Stand

·         Provisions to prevent marked taxi’s from other jurisdictions from becoming PTP’s in Edmonton.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due by:
To Be Determined 

City Council

 

 

Due by:
To Be Determined 

City Council

 

 

 

D. Hales and G. Dziwenka, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Banga

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Administration provide a report outlining:

Vehicle for Hire – Impacts to Customer Drop off or Pickup

1.    The impacts of allowing Vehicles for Hire to drop off or pick up a customer at an event or festival at City park or recreational area.

Vehicle for Hire – Regulating Private Property Pickup Points

2.    Examining the possibilities of regulating vehicle for hire pickup points on private property through the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800 and/or Business License Bylaw 13138.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

Due by:
First Quarter 2017 

 

Due by:
Second Quarter 2017

 

 

 

D. Hales and G. Dziwenka, Sustainable Development; and J. Simmons and R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Banga

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

Public Washroom Information and Consultation (S. McKeen)

 

 

 

Councillor S. McKeen stated that at the next regular meeting of Community and Public Services Committee, he will move:

That Administration provide a report outlining:

1. The results of the public washroom consultation and designs utilized by other municipalities with consideration for the safety and dignity of patrons.

2. Information on successful public washroom consultation and designs utilized by other municipalities with consideration for the safety and dignity of patrons.

3. An environmental scan of existing public washroom facilities, including their operating hours and accessibility, in the following neighbourhoods: Downtown, Boyle Street, McCauley and Central McDougall.

4. A preliminary assessment of the need for public washrooms through community consultation in the aforementioned neighbourhoods including, but not limited to: residents, community leagues, community groups, organizations and vulnerable populations.

·         Notice of Motion Given:  October 17, 2016

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk