COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


June 14, 2010  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

ABSENT

B. Anderson

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Henderson, D. Iveson, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina
J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, Office of the City Clerk

*Pursuant to section 151(1) of the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300, Councillors L. Sloan and T. Caterina were named Members of the Committee to maintain quorum

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                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

4.1        Limousine Definition Best Practices                                              3

4.2        Vehicle for Hire Insurance Increases by Insurance

             Brokers                                                                                                   4

4.3        Proposed Vehicle for Hire Central Dispatch System                 4

4.4        Meeting to Discuss Issues Relating to Taxi

             Services                                                                                                  4

4.5        Taxi and Limousine Zones                                                                5

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

5.1        The Way We Live: Edmonton's People Plan                                5

5.2        Siren Noise                                                                                            7

5.3        Art Gallery of Alberta "Keeping the Doors Open"

             Community Investment Grant Recommendation                        7

5.4        Edmonton Historical Board - 2009 Annual Report                     8

5.5        2010 Edmonton Arts Council - Community Public Art

             Grant Recommendations                                                                   8

5.6        Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment

             Program Arts Operating Grant Recommendations                     9

5.7        Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment

             Program Parade/Celebration Grant Recommendations            9

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              10

6.1        Edmonton Arts Council Funding Criteria (S. Mandel)             10

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

7.1        Purchase of Land and Buildings                                                  10

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      10

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                11

 

 

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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 9:33 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the June 14, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

 

Request for Postponement:

6.1 Edmonton Arts Council Funding Criteria (S. Mandel)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the June 3, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

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, 5.4, 5.5, 5.7 and 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee hear from registered speakers for item 5.1 in a panel:

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

Limousine Definition Best Practices

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 23, 2010, be approved.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Aug. 23, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

4.2

Vehicle for Hire Insurance Increases by Insurance Brokers

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 23, 2010, be approved.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Aug. 23, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

4.3

Proposed Vehicle for Hire Central Dispatch System

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 23, 2010, be approved.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Aug. 23, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

4.4

Meeting to Discuss Issues Relating to Taxi Services

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 2010, be approved.

 

Planning & Dev.

Due Date:  Nov. 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

4.5

Taxi and Limousine Zones

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 2010, be approved.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Nov. 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

The Way We Live: Edmonton's People Plan

 

 

 

J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

Councillor A. Sohi explained the non-statutory public hearing process.

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager and H. McRae, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

 

B. Phillips, Creative Attention; B. Cavanaugh, Community Services Advisory Board; S. Morrissey, Edmonton Social Planning Council; J. Bol and J. Yach, Lou Nuer Community Cultural Development Association in Alberta and Multicultural Coalition; R. Dahms, Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations; J. Strudwick, Multicultural Coalition for Equity in Health and Wellbeing; G. Ishiekwene, Tagbaema Society and Multicultural Coalition; M. Ali, Somali Women's Group and Multicultural Coalition; K. Fiske, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation; S. Clemens and N. Beasley-Hosker, Canadian Red Cross; S. Hallett, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council; G. Shelton, Edmonton Sport Council; C. Cassady St. Clair, Natural Areas Advisory Committee; C. Clarke; and B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, made presentations.

 

Handouts provided by J. Strudwick, Multicultural Coalition for Equity in Health and Wellbeing; M. Ali, Somali Women's Group and Multicultural Coalition; C. Cassady St. Clair, Natural Areas Advisory Committee; and P. Samardzija, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk. 

 

J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

J. Strudwick, Multicultural Coalition for Equity in Health and Wellbeing; B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; B. Phillips, Creative Attention; B. Cavanaugh, Community Services Advisory Board; S. Morrissey, Edmonton Social Planning Council; M. Ali, Somali Women's Group and Multicultural Coalition; and C. Cassady St Clair, Natural Areas Advisory Committee, answered the Committee's questions.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That a Special Community Services Committee meeting be scheduled for June 28, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, in the River Valley Room.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun. 28, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That The Way We Live: Edmonton's People Plan, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the May 25, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSS014, be referred back to Administration for further consultation with Members of Council and return to the June 28, 2010, Special Community Services Committee meeting.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun. 28, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

5.2

Siren Noise

 

 

 

K. Block, Fire Chief; B. Lobay, Edmonton Police Service;
L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department; and D. Fisher, Corporate Services Department (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Reducing Siren Noise in Residential Neighbourhoods

That Administration provide a report to the Community Services Committee containing information for reducing noise disturbance due to sirens in residential neighbourhoods, including driver education and possible revisions to the standard operating guidelines.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Sep. 7, 2010

 

 

 

K. Block, Fire Chief, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, J. Batty

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

5.3

Art Gallery of Alberta "Keeping the Doors Open" Community Investment Grant Recommendation

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the final installment of the Art Gallery of Alberta’s 2010 “Keeping the Doors Open” Community Investment Grant, in the amount of $163,899, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

5.4

Edmonton Historical Board - 2009 Annual Report

 

 

 

R. Smythe, Planning and Development Department; and
T. Marriott, Chairperson, Edmonton Historical Board, made a presentation; T. Marriott, Chairperson, Edmonton Historical Board; 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 Administration provide a report to Executive Committee outlining the criteria used to approve buildings for historical designation given that the Edmonton Historical Board's recommendation was that additional buildings be added to their inventory on the following sites:

·        Molson Brewery Site

·        EPCOR Rossdal Utility Site

 

 

 

J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

5.5

2010 Edmonton Arts Council - Community Public Art Grant Recommendations

 

 

 

J. Mahon, Edmonton Arts Council, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  A handout provided by J. Mahon, Edmonton Arts Council, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the 2010 Community Public Art Grant recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the May 21, 2010, Edmonton Arts Council report 2010EAC008, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

5.6

Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program Arts Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Community Investment Program Arts Operating Grant Recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 1, 2010, Edmonton Arts Council report 2010EAC010, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

5.7

Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program Parade/Celebration Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Community Investment Program Parade/Celebration Grant Recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 1, 2010, Edmonton Arts Council report 2010EAC011, be approved.

 

 

 

J. Mahon, Edmonton Arts Council; and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

6.1

Edmonton Arts Council Funding Criteria (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

This item was postponed to the July 12, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting (see item 1.2).

 

 

 

 

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Purchase of Land and Buildings

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3:10 p.m., pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 3:14 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

1.  That the June 3, 2010, Community Services Department and Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010CSS017 be received for information.

2.  That the June 3, 2010, Community Services Department and Asset Management and Public Works Department report remain private, pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk