TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 13, 2013  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, *S. Mandel
*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina
C. Mackenzie, Office of the City Clerk
M. Barnes and C. Johnston, 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             2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

3.1        ETS Fares and Family Pass (A. Sohi)                                            4

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

             REPORT REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW

             COMMITTEE                                                                                          4

4.1         Road Widening on 50 Street Between Ellerslie and

             Anthony Henday - Service Agreement and

             Implication Questions (A. Sohi)                                                        4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board Bylaw

             12454 – Suggested Amendments                                                    5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - 2012

             Activity Report                                                                                      5

6.2        Study to Reduce 112 Avenue Traffic Lanes                                 5

6.3        Late Night Transit Service Package - One-year

             Pilot Source of Funding                                                                     6

6.4        2013 Sidewalk Reconstruction Local Improvement

             Levy Reductions (Parkallen and Windsor Park)                          6

6.5        Repairs to High Traffic Roadways - Contract

             Completion Review                                                                             7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

7.1        Road Construction Sites (K. Diotte)                                               7

7.2        Bike Lanes - Consultation Process and Impacts
             (S. Mandel)                                                                                             7

7.3        Pothole Repairs - Arterial Roadways (A. Sohi)                            9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

9.1        Non-Statutory Public Hearing Date Change
             (B. Anderson)                                                                                        9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

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None

 

 

 

 

See minutes

 

 

Action

 

 

Carried

Carried

 

Action

 

Carried

 

Postponed

 

Postponed

 

Action

Action

None

 

 

 

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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 9:34 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the March 13, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the February 27, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, S. Mandel

 

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, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.2  Study to Reduce 112 Avenue Traffic Lanes

  • G. Enders
  • G. MacKenzie, Renew 1.1.2.
  • Y. Cioran, Highlands Outdoor Farmers' Market & Highlands Street Festival
  • S. Petrina-Prettie, Highlands Community League
  • D. Ferretti, Newton Community League
  • L. Trevelyan (on behalf of J. Trevelyan)
  • N. Iwata
  • J. Lawrence
  • H. Lawrence

6.3   Late Night Transit Service Package - One-Year
        Pilot Source of Funding

  • B. Van Alstine, Transit Riders' Union of Edmonton
  • F. Slessor, Central Area Council Community League

7.2   Bike Lanes - Consultation Process and Impacts
        (S. Mandel)

  • D. Kinney, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society
  • K. Boyd
  • C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society
  • A. Zanoni
  • N. Carey
  • K. Coleman, Alberta Bicycle Association
  • D. Markland
  • N. Dunwald
  • P. Seres
  • A. Khan
  • B. Fedun, Ritchie Community
  • D. Ferretti, Newton Community League
  • M. Kosh
  • B. MacPherson
  • D. Alston
  • R. Goodine
  • J. C. Spence
  • D. Rust

7.3   Pothole Repairs - Arterial Roadways (A. Sohi)

  • M. Seredycz

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, S. Mandel

 

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

3.1

ETS Fares and Family Pass (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

That Administration provide a report to Transportation Committee regarding the reasoning for charging the same cash fares for adults, seniors and youth taking ETS as well as the rationale for allowing only one adult on an ETS family pass.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Jun. 12, 2013

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE 

REPORT REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

4.1

Road Widening on 50 Street Between Ellerslie and Anthony Henday - Service Agreement and Implication Questions (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

Re-routed to: April 2, 2013, Executive Committee meeting

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board Bylaw 12454 – Suggested Amendments

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 21, 2013, be approved.

 

Corporate Svcs.

Due Date: Aug. 21, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, S. Mandel

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - 2012 Activity Report

 

 

 

V. Hoy, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the March 13, 2013, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board report 2013DDB001, be received for information.

ETSAB

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, S. Mandel

 

6.2

Study to Reduce 112 Avenue Traffic Lanes

 

 

 

D. Mullen and A. Jones, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

D. Ferretti, Newton Community League; L. Trevelyan; and N. Iwata; made presentations. G. Enders; G. MacKenzie, Renew 1.1.2.; S. Petrina-Prettie, Highlands Community League; J. Lawrence; and H. Lawrence, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

Documents provided by D. Ferretti; and N. Iwata, were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy of each was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

B. Latte and K. Koropeski, Transportation Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the March 13, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS1056, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

B. Latte, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Late Night Transit Service Package - One-year Pilot Source of Funding

 

 

 

B. Van Alstine, Transit Riders' Union of Edmonton; and
F. Slessor, Central Area Council of Community League, made presentations.

 

K. Koropeski, Transportation Services; R. Brokop, Financial Services and Utilities; and C. Mackenzie, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Transit Service Needs - Prioritization

That Administration provide a report to City Council prioritizing transit service needs and that the report be brought to the April 10, 2013, City Council meeting for consideration prior to setting the mill rate.

Transportation Svcs

Due Date:City Council    Apr. 10, 2013+

Dealt with at the April 3, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, S. Mandel

 

6.4

2013 Sidewalk Reconstruction Local Improvement Levy Reductions (Parkallen and Windsor Park)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the local improvement tax cancellation amounts for Parkallen and Windsor Park, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 13, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS5604, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, S. Mandel

 

6.5

Repairs to High Traffic Roadways - Contract Completion Review

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the March 13, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS9084, be postponed to the April 3, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Apr. 3, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Road Construction Sites (K. Diotte)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the March 13, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS2636, be postponed to the April 3, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Apr. 3, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.2

Bike Lanes - Consultation Process and Impacts (S. Mandel)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers:

  • S. Craven
  • J. Nykoluk

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

 

B. Latte and T. Gandire, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

 

D. Kinney, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society; A. Zanoni; N. Carey; K. Coleman, Alberta Bicycle Association; D. Markland; P. Seres; D. Ferretti, Newton Community League; R. Goodine; J. C. Spence; and S. Craven, made presentations. K. Boyd; C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society; N. Dunwald; A. Khan; B. Fedun, Ritchie Community; M. Kosh; B. MacPherson; D. Alston;
D. Rust; and J. Nykoluk, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

Documents provided by D. Markland; D. Ferretti; and N. Dunwald, were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

B. Latte; T. Gandire, and A. Jones, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

Bicycle Network - Consultation and Evaluation of 121 Avenue and 76 Avenue

That Administration consult with the stakeholders in regards on the 121 Avenue and 76 Avenue community needs including safety, handicap parking, parking issues for residents and access and parking to any area businesses and facilities with regard to the development of the recommended bicycle network, and provide the results of the evaluation in a report to Transportation Committee.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun. 12, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Consultation Process of Bike lane Installation

That Administration provide a report to Transportation Committee outlining the consultation process that took place with the stakeholders with respect to the installation of bike lanes including accompanying documentation.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun. 12, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

7.3

Pothole Repairs - Arterial Roadways (A. Sohi)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

1. That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That up to $12 million be approved for expenditure in 2013 on a mill and overlay program, and that the source of funds be determined in the Spring Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment.

 

 

 

Arterial Roadway System  - Historical and Projected Trends

2. That Administration provide a report to Transportation Committee outlining historical and projected trends in arterial roadway condition and providing an estimate of expenditures that would be required to adequately rehabilitate and maintain conditions of the arterial roadway system over the next 5 to 10 years.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun. 12, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

9.1

Non-Statutory Public Hearing Date Change (B. Anderson)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Anderson requested permission to make a Motion without Customary Notice to amend the date of the non-statutory public hearing on the Northwest LRT Concept Planning Study.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Councillor B. Anderson be allowed to make a motion without customary notice to amend the following motion previously adopted at the January 30, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting:

That a non-statutory public hearing be held at the April 17, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m., in Council Chamber, on the Northwest LRT Concept Planning Study.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the January 30, 2013, motion be amended as follows:

That a non-statutory public hearing on the Northwest LRT concept Planning Study be held at the May 1, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chamber.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 1, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk