UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


August 30, 2017  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, *D. Iveson, M. Walters

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A. Knack
L. Cochrane, City Manager
S. Kaffo, 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

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Sewer Odour Mitigation - 2017 Progress                                      3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Building a Flood Mitigation Risk-Based Analysis -

             Interim Report                                                                                       4

6.2        Performance Based Rates - Relationships and

             Benefits                                                                                                  4

6.3        Bylaw 18100 - EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw - A

             Bylaw to approve the rates and terms and

             conditions of Drainage Utility Services provided

             by EPCOR                                                                                              5

6.4        Reasonableness of the Rates Application and

             Summary of Written Submissions - Bylaw 18100

             EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw                                                   5

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE                 6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           6

8.1        Bulk Gases Contract Increase, Completion and

             Financial Close-out - Contract D921412 with Air

             Liquide                                                                                                    6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson, called the meeting to order at
1:34 p.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the August 30, 2017, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the June 9, 2017, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Drainage Services Recognition (B. Henderson)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson, on behalf of the Utility Committee, recognized the representatives from Drainage Services and the more than 700 City staff members officially becoming EPCOR employees on Friday, and thanked all transferring employees for their services with the City of Edmonton.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

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

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Sewer Odour Mitigation - 2017 Progress

 

 

 

P. Ohm, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and C. Ward, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 2018, be approved.

 

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date: April 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Building a Flood Mitigation Risk-Based Analysis - Interim Report

 

 

 

P. Ohm and T. Wyman, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Building a Mitigation Risk-Based Analysis - Next Steps and Public Engagement Approaches

That Administration continue to work on building a Mitigation Risk-Based Analysis described in the motion passed at the June 9, 2017, Utility Committee meeting, and provide a further report on next steps including potential innovative approach to public engagement including but not limited to, a citizens panel on the public’s risk tolerance around flooding and infrastructure.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

Due by: First Quarter 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 

6.2

Performance Based Rates - Relationships and Benefits

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the August 30, 2017, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_4965, be received for information.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 

6.3

Bylaw 18100 - EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw - A Bylaw to approve the rates and terms and conditions of Drainage Utility Services provided by EPCOR

 

 

 

Items 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

A Non-Statutory Public Hearing was held and no speakers were present.

 

 

 

A. Rosychuk, D. Manning and C. Piercey, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services, made a presentation. J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions. C. Ward, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the Public Hearing on Bylaw 18100 be closed.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That Bylaw 18100 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 

6.4

Reasonableness of the Rates Application and Summary of Written Submissions - Bylaw 18100 EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw

 

 

 

Items 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the August 30, 2017, Financial and Corporate Services report, CR_5056, be received for information.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Performance Based Rates Application

That Administration work with EPCOR to bring back the next Performance Based Rates application in time for approval by September 2021.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

Due Date:
To be determined

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

2018 Performance Based Progress report - Cost of Service Study Update

That Administration work with EPCOR to provide an update on Cost of Service study as part of the 2018 Performance Based Progress report.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

Due by: June 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Bulk Gases Contract Increase, Completion and Financial Close-out - Contract D921412 with Air Liquide

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

1. That Contract D921412 between Air Liquide Canada and City of Edmonton for the supply of industrial gases at the Advanced Energy Research Facility be increased by an additional $92,415.12 and extended until November 2017, as outlined in the August 30, 2017, City Operations report CR_5069.

2. That the August 30, 2017, City Operations report CR_5069 remain private pursuant to sections 16, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson asked whether there were any Notices of Motions. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk