COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


January 24, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte, *S. Mandel

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors A. Sohi, B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, *K. Leibovici, T. Caterina
J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk
C. Johnston, Office of the City Clerk

*Participated by telephone

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  3

4.4          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 – NONE   4

6.           REPORTS   4

6.1         Review of Edmonton Combative Sports Commission   4

6.2         Peace Officer Review   4

6.3         Edmonton Police Commission Response to Peace Officer
              Review
   5

6.4         Edmonton Arts Council Funding Criteria –  
              Information Report
5

6.5         Panhandling Action Plan – Update  5

6.6         Further Information on the Proposed Mill Woods
              Library Site  6

6.7         Community League Capital Improvement Options for
              Bridge Financing   7

6.8        Taxi and Limousine Zones - Meeting to Discuss
              Issues Relating to Taxi Service  7

6.9         Limousine Definition Best Practices  7

6.10       Plan to Reduce Vehicle (Taxi) Emissions  7

6.11      Taxi Broker Accessible Service Advertising   7

6.12       Bylaw 15668 - A Bylaw to Amend the Fees and Referrals
             Schedule for Business License Bylaw 13138  7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES   8

7.1        Dealing with Overgrown Grass (B. Anderson) 8

72         Abbottsfield Recreation Centre in Northeast Edmonton
             (S. Mandel/E. Gibbons/T. Caterina)
8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE   8

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION   8

10.        ADJOURNMENT   9

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

None

 

See Minutes

See Minutes

See Minutes

None

None

None

 

Carried

Carried

 

Carried

 

Carried

Action

 

Action

 

Carried

 

Postponed

Postponed

Postponed

Postponed

 

 

Carried

 

Carried

 

Action

None

None

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor L. Sloan called the meeting to order at 9:33 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the January 24, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

6.8       Taxi and Limousine Zones - Meeting to Discuss Issues Relating to Taxi Service

Postponed to February 22, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting.

6.9       Limousine Definition Best Practices

Postponed to February 22, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting.

6.10    Plan to Reduce Vehicle (Taxi) Emissions

Postponed to February 22, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting.

6.11    Taxi Broker Accessible Service Advertising

Postponed to February 22, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the November 15, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte

 

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, 6.5, 6.6 and 7.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

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

6.2  Peace Officer Review

*S. Litwinowich, ATU Local 569

*M. Trupish, ATU Local 569

*T. Jardine, CUPE Local 30

*J. Millante, ATU Local 569

6.5  Panhandling Action Plan – Update

*D. Berger, Boyle Street Community Services

*S. Morrisey, Edmonton Social Planning Council

*S. Lowe, Old Strathcona Business Association

 

6.6  Further Information On the Proposed Mill woods Library Site

* P. Bennett, Mill Wood’s Seniors Activity Centre

* A. McNabb, Mill wood’s Seniors Activity Centre

* S. Ali, Mill Wood ’s Seniors Activity Centre

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, D. Loken, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

6.5  Panhandling Action Plan – Update – 1st item of business at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

 

 

There were no reports released early as part of this agenda.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT – NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Review of Edmonton Combative Sports Commission

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the January 24, 2011, City Manager’s Office report 2010CMO16, be received for information.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte

 

6.2

Peace Officer Review

 

 

 

Councillor K. Leibovici participated by telephone.

Items 6.2 and item 6.3 were dealt with together.

R. Boutillier, General Manager, Transportation Department; and B. Rodgers, Edmonton Police Commission, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.

S. Litwinowich, M. Trupish, and J. Millante, ATU Local 569; and T. Jardine, CUPE Local 30, did not wish to speak at this time.

D. da Costa, Edmonton Police Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the January 24, 2011, Transportation Department report 2010TD1095, be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

6.3

Edmonton Police Commission Response to Peace Officer Review

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3. were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the January 24, 2011, Edmonton Police Commission report 2011POSC01, be received for information.

Police Commission

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

6.4

Edmonton Arts Council Funding Criteria – Information Report

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the January 24, 2011, Edmonton Arts Council report 2011EAC017, be received for information.

Arts Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte

 

6.5

Panhandling Action Plan – Update

 

 

 

K. Barnhart, Community Services Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.

D. Berger, Boyle Street Community Services; S. Morrisey, Edmonton Social Planning Council; and S. Lowe, Old Strathcona Business Association, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.

Copies of documents provided by D. Berger, Boyle Street Community Services; and S. Morrisey, Edmonton Social Planning Council, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

E. Keller, Edmonton Police Service, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved D. Anderson:

 

 

 

Update on Work of the Panhandling Advisory Committee

That Administration return to Community Services Committee with updates on the work of the Integrated Panhandling Advisory Committee, and include any future steps that could be taken by Community Services Committee.

Community Svcs

 

Due Date: May 9, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

6.6

Further Information on the Proposed Mill Woods Library Site

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

P. Bennett, Mill Woods Seniors Activity Centre, made a presentation and answered the Committees questions.      A. McNabb and S. Ail, Mill Woods Seniors Activity Centre, made presentations. 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and                                    J. Kabarchuk, Community Services Department; and         R. Phillips, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That $1 million from the 2010 Operating Budget surplus be dedicated to design costs for the second storey of the Mill Woods Library Branch.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

Second Storey Space for Mill Woods Seniors Centre

That Administration provide a report to  Community Services Committee before March 31, 2011, outlining a strategy for funding remaining capital costs associated with development of a second storey space for the Mill Woods Seniors Centre.

Finance & Treas.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 21, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

6.7

Community League Capital Improvement Options for Bridge Financing

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the January 24, 2011, Community Services Department/Finance and Treasury Department report 2011CSW001, be received for information.

 

Community Svcs/

Finance & Treas.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte

 

6.8

Taxi and Limousine Zones - Meeting to Discuss Issues Relating to Taxi Service

 

 

 

This item was postponed to February 22, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting (see item 1.2)

 

6.9

Limousine Definition Best Practices

 

 

 

This item was postponed to February 22, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting (see item 1.2)

 

6.10

Plan to Reduce Vehicle (Taxi) Emissions

 

 

 

This item was postponed to February 22, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting (see item 1.2)

 

6.11

Taxi Broker Accessible Service Advertising

 

 

 

This item was postponed to February 22, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting (see item 1.2)

 

6.12

Bylaw 15668 - A Bylaw to Amend the Fees and Referrals Schedule for Business License Bylaw 13138

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council: 

That Bylaw 15668 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Dealing with Overgrown Grass (B. Anderson)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the January 24, 2011, Planning and Development Department report 2011PCS002, be received for information.

Planning & Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte

 

7.2

Abbottsfield Recreation Centre in Northeast Edmonton
(S. Mandel/E. Gibbons/T. Caterina)

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

C. Fidler, Abbottsfield Recreation Centre Society, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and R. Jevne, Community Services Department; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Funding Source for Abbottsfield Recreation Centre

That Administration provide a report to Community Services Committee for the replacement of the Abbottsfield Recreation Centre that is sustainable under the existing operating parameters of the Centre, including:

a.  revised program

b.  revised cost system

c.  potential funding model

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date:  Apr. 11, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

L. Sloan, B. Anderson, D. Loken, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor L. Sloan asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 2:18 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk