Item - 2012.CC22.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 10, 2012 with amendments.

CC22.6 - Children and Youth Permit Fees for Sports Fields

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 10 and 11, 2012, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Manager to:

 

a.         meet with representatives of the sports teams, leagues and affected individuals in order to review the new rates, field classifications and the impact of these fees;

 

b.         report back to the Executive Committee and City Council by July 2012 on fees for sports fields in 2013 and how the concerns raised at the meetings from Part 1a above can be addressed for 2013;

 

c.         in the interim, waive these new fees for 2012; and

 

d.         offset the $1.5M in shortfall in the Parks, Forestry and Recreation approved Operating budget resulting from waiving of fees by a transfer from salary savings in the non-program budget.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to consult with the Toronto Sport Council (TSC) and permit holders, and to report to July 11, 2012 meeting of City Council on the following:

 

a.         the classification of the Toronto fields, a comparison with surrounding municipalities, level of maintenance and infrastructure and proposed fee structure in relation to the classifications;

 

b.         an appropriate fee structure for box lacrosse and ball hockey;

 

c.         the previous and ongoing value of contributions and improvements to fields by leagues and clubs;

 

d.         a process for offering relief to those having financial difficulty paying for sports field permits;

 

e.         a finalized protocol for notifying groups in advance of fee changes in the future;

 

f.          how to ensure fields in priority neighbourhoods remain affordable after improvements by donations through the partnership office(s); and

 

g.         a policy for rain outs and block bookings.

 

3.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager for Cluster A and the General Manager of Parks Forestry and Recreation, to report to the Budget Committee on a financing strategy to replace, repair and build sports fields in Toronto and to leverage partnership funding, including the feasibility of establishing a Sports Fields Renewal Reserve Fund.

 

4.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Deputy City Managers and Division Heads, to develop a consultation strategy for the 2013 budget that includes information sessions on the new User Fee Policy prior to budget release and consultation sessions with users and stakeholder groups affected by fees in Parks Forestry and Recreation during the budget process.

Background Information (City Council)

(April 3, 2012) Report from the General Manager Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Children and Youth Permit Fees for Sports Fields (CC22.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-46330.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Christine Campney (CC.Supp.CC22.6.1)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Susan Howes (CC.Supp.CC22.6.2)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Peter Wiebe (CC.Supp.CC22.6.3)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Joel Pollock (CC.Supp.CC22.6.4)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Dvorah Richler (CC.Supp.CC22.6.5)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Greg Waugh (CC.Supp.CC22.6.6)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Kimberley Brady (CC.Supp.CC22.6.7)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Brenda Daniels (CC.Supp.CC22.6.8)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Rebecca Newton (CC.Supp.CC22.6.9)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Bruce MacDonald (CC.Supp.CC22.6.10)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Melanie Rieveley (CC.Supp.CC22.6.11)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Katherine Rein (CC.Supp.CC22.6.12)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Dave Good (CC.Supp.CC22.6.13)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Angela Yazbek (CC.Supp.CC22.6.14)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Brian Campbell (CC.Supp.CC22.6.15)
(April 4, 2012) E-mail from Patty Eager (CC.Supp.CC22.6.16)
(April 5, 2012) E-mail from Bob Belbin (CC.New.CC22.6.17)
(April 10, 2012) E-mail from Councillor Davis, Councillor Fragedakis, Councillor Doucette, Councillor Carroll and Councillor Fletcher submitting notes from three recent meetings held with representatives of sports organizations (CC.New.CC22.6.18)
(April 5, 2012) E-mail from Greg Dennis (CC.New.CC22.6.19)
(April 5, 2012) E-mail from Jennifer Clarke (CC.New.CC22.6.20)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Carried)

That City Council delete the Recommendations from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation contained in the report (April 3, 2012) and replace them with the following new recommendations:

 

1.         That City Council direct the City Manager to:

 

a.         meet with representatives of the sports teams, leagues and affected individuals in order to review the new rates, field classifications and the impact of these fees;

b.         report back to the Executive Committee and City Council by July 2012 on fees for sports fields in 2013 and how the concerns raised at the meetings can be addressed for 2013;

c.         in the interim, waive these new fees for 2012; and

d.         offset the $1.5M in shortfall in the Parks, Forestry and Recreation approved Operating budget resulting from waiving of fees by a transfer from salary savings in the non-program budget.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-10-2012 3:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - R. Ford - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Ron Moeser

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to consult with the Toronto Sport Council (TSC) and permit holders, and to report to July 11, 2012 meeting of City Council on the following:

 

a.         the classification of the Toronto fields, a comparison with surrounding municipalities, level of maintenance and infrastructure and proposed fee structure in relation to the classifications;

b.         appropriate fee structure for box lacrosse and ball hockey;

c.         previous and ongoing value of contributions and improvements to fields by leagues and clubs;

d.         a process for offering relief to those having financial difficulty paying for sports field permits;

e.         finalized protocol for notifying groups in advance of fee changes in the future;

f.          how to ensure fields in priority neighbourhoods remain affordable after improvements by donations through the partnership office(s); and

g.         policy for rain outs and block bookings.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-10-2012 3:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Fletcher - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Ron Moeser

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Withdrawn)

That City Council amend Motion 2 by Councillor Fletcher by replacing the words "July 11" with the words "October 2" so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to consult with the Toronto Sport Council (TSC) and permit holders, and to report to October 2, 2012 meeting of City Council on the following:

 

a.         the classification of the Toronto fields, a comparison with surrounding municipalities, level of maintenance and infrastructure and proposed fee structure in relation to the classifications;

b.         appropriate fee structure for box lacrosse and ball hockey;

c.         previous and ongoing value of contributions and improvements to fields by leagues and clubs;

d.         a process for offering relief to those having financial difficulty paying for sports field permits;

e.         finalized protocol for notifying groups in advance of fee changes in the future;

f.          how to ensure fields in priority neighbourhoods remain affordable after improvements by donations through the partnership office(s); and

g.         policy for rain outs and block bookings.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

That motion 3 by Councillor Kelly be withdrawn.

Vote (Withdraw a Motion) Apr-10-2012 3:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Kelly - Withdraw motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Ron Moeser

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Withdrawn)

That City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consult with the General Manager, Toronto Water to identify sites, under the control of Toronto Water, that could be appropriately used for sports and recreational purposes.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

That motion 4 by Councillor Grimes be withdrawn.

Vote (Withdraw a Motion) Apr-10-2012 3:19 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Grimes - Withdraw motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Raymond Cho, Mike Del Grande
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Ron Moeser, Karen Stintz

5a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager for Cluster A and the General Manager of Parks Forestry and Recreation, to report to the Budget Committee on a financing strategy to replace, repair and build sports fields in Toronto and to leverage partnership funding, including the feasibility of establishing a Sports Fields Renewal Reserve Fund.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-10-2012 3:24 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Davis - motion 5a
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Ron Moeser

5b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Deputy City Managers and Division Heads, to develop a consultation strategy for the 2013 budget that includes information sessions on the new User Fee Policy prior to budget release and consultation sessions with users and stakeholder groups affected by fees in Parks Forestry and Recreation during the budget process.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-10-2012 3:25 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Davis - motion 5b
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-10-2012 3:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Ron Moeser

a - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Shiner's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Apr-10-2012 11:55 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Extend Councillor Shiner's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

b - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Fletcher's speaking time be extended so that she could complete her remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Apr-10-2012 12:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Extend Councillor Fletcher's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 18 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam

c - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Davis' speaking time be extended so that she could complete her remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Apr-10-2012 3:07 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Extend Councillor Davis' speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner

d - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Del Grande's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

 

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Apr-10-2012 3:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.6 - Extend Councillor Del Grande's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council