COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


December 5, 2016  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

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

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Oshry, M. Walters
I. MacLean, 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                                                                                      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                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Lewis Farms Recreation Centre Schematic Design

             and Funding Strategy                                                                         4

5.2        Body Rub Centres Task Force Recommendation 16 -

             Implementation Options                                                                     5

5.3        City of Edmonton Youth Council Sexual Orientation

             and Gender Identity Policy - Further Discussion                        5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services                   6

6.2        TrackTown Canada -  Further Information                                   6

6.3        Lewis Farms Recreation Centre - Options and Costs

             for Lane Pool and Dive Towers  - Consultation

             Results                                                                                                    7

6.4        Vegetation Growth on City-Owned Sidewalks -

             Program Framework                                                                           8

6.5        Enforcement Practices - Excessive Noise Related

             to Buskers - Excessive Noise Issues -

             Enforcement Update                                                                           8

6.6        Facilitating and Regulating Naturalized and

             Native Vegetation on Private Property                                           9

6.7        Naturalization Procedures - Processes, locations

             and benefits associated with naturalization                                 9

6.8        Buena Vista Laurier Park Master Plan -

             Environmental Impact Assessment and Site

             Location Study Addendums                                                           10

6.9        Edmonton Arts Council - Cultural Diversity in the

             Arts Grant Recommendations                                                        10

6.10       Edmonton Arts Council - Festival Seed Grant

             Recommendations                                                                            11

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              11

7.1        Timing and Installation of Playgrounds
             (B. Esslinger)                                                                                      11

7.2        Edmonton Spray Park Water Usage (B. Esslinger)                  12

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         12

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                12

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                12

 

 

 

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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
9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the December 5, 2016, Community and Public Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the November 21, 2016, Community and Public Services Committee meeting minutes with the following changes:

-       Under “Also in Attendance”, insert an asterisk in front of A. Knack to reflect that he participated by telephone..

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Aspiring Supervisors Program (B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Esslinger, on behalf of Community and Public Services Committee, welcomed City of Edmonton employees as part of the organization's 2016 Aspiring Supervisors Program.  This eight month program is designed for high-potential employees who may be assuming formal supervisory responsibilities in the near future. 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate:  6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1  Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services

  1. E. Hyshka, AMSIS
  2. K. Dong, AMSIS
  3. K. Turner, AMSIS
  4. P. Schultz, AMSIS
  5. M. Taylor, AMSIS
  6. A. Millie

6.2  TrackTown Canada - Further Information

  1. P. Ogilvie, TrackTown Canada
  2. J. Bouma, TrackTown Canada
  3. R. Steadward, TrackTown Canada
  4. J. Rosnau, Athletics Alberta
  5. T. Berrett

6.3  Lewis Farms Recreation Centre - Options and Costs for Lane Pool and Dive Towers - Consultation Results

  1. H. Flewwelling

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

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

Lewis Farms Recreation Centre Schematic Design and Funding Strategy

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 3, 2017, be approved.

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
Apr. 3, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.2

Body Rub Centres Task Force Recommendation 16 - Implementation Options

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of January 16, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
Jan. 16, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.3

City of Edmonton Youth Council Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Policy - Further Discussion

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of to be determined be approved.

 

Edmonton Youth Council

Due by:
To be determined

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services

 

 

 

J. Kain, Citizen Services; and S. Williams, Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services, made a presentation.

E. Hyshka, K. Dong, K. Turner, P. Schultz and M. Taylor, Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services; and
A. Millie made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

J. Kain, Citizen Services and S. Williams, Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services – Next Steps

That Administration provide a report with a recommendation on the next steps and any required advocacy after the next steps of public consultation and further development of the dispersed model.

Citizen Svcs.

Due by:
To be determined

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.2

TrackTown Canada -  Further Information

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

J. Bouma, P. Ogilvie and R. Steadward, TrackTown Canada; J. Rosnau, Athletics Alberta; and T. Berrett made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

TrackTown Canada 2020 Bid

That Administration prepare an unfunded operating budget service package, for consideration by City Council, during the Fall Supplementary Operating Budget Adjustment deliberations for $250,000 to TrackTown Canada to prepare a bid for the 2020 International Association of Athletics Federations World Junior Championships.

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
2016 Fall Supplementary Operating Budget

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Banga

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Lewis Farms Recreation Centre - Options and Costs for Lane Pool and Dive Towers  - Consultation Results

 

 

 

J. Meliefste and J. Rohovie, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation.

H. Flewwelling made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

A handout provided by H. Flewwelling was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

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

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Administration proceed with the Schematic Design based on the following program:

1. A 53 metre lane pool.

2. One metre, three metre springboards, five metre dive platform and 7.5 metre and 10 metre dive platforms.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services;
A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services; and J. Rohovie and J. Meliefste, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Vegetation Growth on City-Owned Sidewalks - Program Framework

 

 

 

G. Cebryk and D. Jones, Deputy City Manager, City Operations; and I. MacLean, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Sidewalks and Streets Vegetation Treatment Program

That Administration use the most environmentally friendly techniques vegetation treatment program, considering effectiveness, to eliminate vegetation in sidewalks and streets and provide a report on the vegetation treatment program.

City Ops.

Due by:
First Quarter 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Enforcement Practices - Excessive Noise Related to Buskers - Excessive Noise Issues - Enforcement Update

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

Buskers Regulation Pilot Project - Whyte Avenue Entertainment District

That Administration, in cooperation with the Old Strathcona Business Association and the Edmonton Police Service, proceed with a one year pilot project to regulate buskers in the Whyte Avenue entertainment district and return to City Council with a report at the end of the pilot.

Citizen Svcs.

Due by:
First Quarter 2018

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

Facilitating and Regulating Naturalized and Native Vegetation on Private Property

 

 

 

D. Aitken and R. Pleckaitis, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the December 5, 2016, Citizen Services report CR_4012, be received for information.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.7

Naturalization Procedures - Processes, locations and benefits associated with naturalization

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Naturalization Practices on Medians

That Administration provide a report on naturalization practices on medians within the City including the type of naturalization practices used and locations of naturalized medians.

City Ops.

Due by:
Second Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.8

Buena Vista Laurier Park Master Plan - Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study Addendums

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the Environmental Impact Assessment Addendum and Site Location Study Addendum, as outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 of the December 5, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_4139, be approved.

2. That the location of the park elements within the River Valley, as outlined in Attachment 2 and 3 of the December 5, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_4139, be deemed essential and approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.9

Edmonton Arts Council - Cultural Diversity in the Arts Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the recommendations as outlined in Attachment 1 of the December 5, 2016, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_4274, be approved

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.10

Edmonton Arts Council - Festival Seed Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the recommendations as outlined in Attachment 1 of the December 5, 2016, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_4275, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Timing and Installation of Playgrounds - (B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

J. Meliefste, M. Gardiner and A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastruture Services; and R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

Piloted Naturalized Playgrounds Development and Implementation

That Administration provide a report on the development and implementation of the two naturalized playgrounds currently being piloted.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
Second Quarter 2018

 

 

 

M. Gardiner, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.2

Edmonton Spray Park Water Usage (B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

D. D. Carr and D. Aitken, Citizen Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

Spray Park Community Consultation

That Administration complete a community consultation on spray park operational hours, including preschool stakeholders and provide a report on the results of the engagement.

Citizen Svcs.

Due by:
Second Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor B. Esslingler asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:54 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk