TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 4, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, A. Knack, S. McKeen, M. Nickel
S. McKerry, Office of the City Clerk
M. Barnes, 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             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

             127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead

             Trail Reconstruction – Options fpr Related Traffic Shortcutting     (B. Esslinger)                                                                                      3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE

              MEETING/REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA

              REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                        4

              Opportunities for Commercial Development in

              Future LRT/Transit Infrastructure                                                  4

              Escalators at LRT Stations (M. Walters/D. Iveson)                     4

              Low Income Transit Pass Pilot                                                       4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Traffic Noise from the Anthony Henday (M. Oshry)                   4

5.2        Public Involvement Plan – Barriers to

             Participation in Public Engagement                                               4

5.3        Bike Lane Removal (M. Nickel)                                                        4

5.4        Community Traffic Management Plan Pilot Project –

             Prince Charles and Pleasantview                                                    5

5.5        Community Traffic Management Process – Possible

             Changes to the Project Initiation                                                     5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Raising Awareness for High Collision Areas                               5

6.2        Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive

             of GST) as at February 4,2015 - Project:

             Dust-Free Mechanical Street Sweeping and Related

             Services                                                                                                  6

6.3        Expropriation of Lands - Approval to Commence

             Expropriation for the Southeast to West LRT

             (Valley Line) Stage 1 - Property 1                                                     6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

7.1        Eliminating Railway Whistling at Public Crossings

             - Process and Costs (B. Esslinger)                                                 7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE                                                            8

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

              NOTICE                                                                                                  8

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  8

 

 

 

 

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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 9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the February 4, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the January 21, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

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: 6.1 and 7.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

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

1. J. Ushkowski

2. C. Cazes, Cumberland and Oxford Community Leagues

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

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

 

127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead Trail Reconstruction – Options for Related Traffic Shortcutting      (B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead Trail has been identified for reconstruction and has been the subject of community engagement on renewal planning. I would like Administration to provide information on the progress of the concept plan for improvements to
127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead Trail and what options are being considered to address related traffic shortcutting.

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
May 6, 2015

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING/
REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

4.1

Opportunities for Commercial Development in Future LRT/Transit Infrastructure

 

 

 

Due by: June 17, 2015

 

4.2

Escalators at LRT Stations (M. Walters/D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Due by: February 25, 2015

 

4.3

Low Income Transit Pass Pilot

 

 

 

Due by: April 22, 2015

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Traffic Noise from the Anthony Henday (M. Oshry)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 25, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:    Feb. 25, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.2

Public Involvement Plan – Barriers to Participation in Public Engagement

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 6, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:    May 6, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.3

Bike Lane Removal (M. Nickel)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 17, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:    Jun. 17, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.4

Community Traffic Management Plan Pilot Project – Prince Charles and Pleasantview

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 6, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:    May 6, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.5

Community Traffic Management Process – Possible Changes to the Project Initiation

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 6, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:    May 6, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Raising Awareness for High Collision Areas

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the February 4, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1861, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

6.2

Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at February 4,2015 - Project: Dust-Free Mechanical Street Sweeping and Related Services

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Open Tender, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the February 4, 2015, Corporate Services report CR_1991, be approved, and that the City Manager enter into agreements arising from the award of the tender in a form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

6.3

Expropriation of Lands - Approval to Commence Expropriation for the Southeast to West LRT (Valley Line) Stage 1 - Property 1

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council, in its capacity as the Expropriating Authority under the Expropriation Act:

1. That the commencement of the expropriation process to acquire the fee simple portion of property labelled as “Fee Simple” on Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 2 of the February 4, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2028, including all interests therein, be approved.

2. That the commencement of the expropriation process to acquire a temporary construction easement in the portion of property labelled as “Construction Easement” on Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 3 of the February 4, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2028, be approved.

3. That the commencement of the expropriation process to acquire a permanent access easement in the portion of the property labelled as “Access Easement” on Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 4 of the February 4, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2028, be approved.

 4. That Administration be authorized to enter into agreements pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriation Act (“Section 30 Agreement”) with the owner or owners of the property or parties who hold an interest in the property described in Attachments 2, 3 and 4 of the February 4, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2028, when the owner or interest holder is willing to consent to the expropriation by the City.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Eliminating Railway Whistling at Public Crossings - Process and Costs (B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

C. Cazes, Cumberland and Oxford Community League; and J. Ushkowski, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

A handout was provided by C. Cazes, to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, C. Walbaum, and  D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Roadway Rail Crossings - Crossing Inventory, Infrastructure Needs for Whistle Cessation and Quiet Zones

That Administration provide a report to Transportation Committee on the following:

1. The status of roadway rail crossings in the City of Edmonton, including an inventory of existing and future controlled crossings, uncontrolled crossings and areas with whistle cessation agreements.

2. Options to work with Transport Canada, the railway companies and the federal government on a plan for the overall infrastructure needs for whistle cessation.

3. The use of roadway rail crossing quiet zones, such as those implemented in the City of Calgary.

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:    Jun. 17, 2015

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

162 Avenue and 167 Avenue Rail Crossings - Whistle Cessation Safety Review

1.  That Administration undertake a safety review for consideration of whistling cessation at the 162 Avenue rail crossing,  and report back with recommendations and options to implement safety measures.

 2.  That Administration begin the process for whistle cessation approval with the Province of Alberta for the 167 Avenue rail crossing.

Transportation

 

Due by:    May 6, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk