TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 8, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, *E. Gibbons, K. Krushell, *S. Mandel, T. Caterina

*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150 (2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300
*Councillor E. Gibbons was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 151(1), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

K. Leibovici

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors A. Sohi, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, L. Sloan
L. Sahli, 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                                                                                      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

3.1        Current Tree Planting Procedures and Additional

             Requirements (L. Sloan)                                                                    4

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

5.1        Utility Excavation Pilot Project Results, Cost

             Impact and Standards                                                                        4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Capital Budget Process Changes for Neighbourhood

             Renewal Program                                                                                5

6.2        Cost-effective and Innovative Transit Solutions

             for New Neighbourhoods – Development Industry

             Opportunities                                                                                        5

6.3        Discussions Regarding Early Transit Service

             Provisions                                                                                              5

6.4        Funding for Arterial Road Widening Backlog                              6

6.5        Policy for Liquor Advertising on Edmonton Transit

             System Equipment and Property                                                    6

6.6        Sources of Funding for Enhancing LRT Fleet

             Capacity                                                                                                 7

6.7        Neighbourhood Planning Transit Framework                             7

6.8        LRT Central Area Circulator Timeline and Funding                   8

6.9        Southeast and West LRT - Construction Delivery

             Method                                                                                                    8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

7.1        Senior's Crossings (S. Mandel)                                                       9

7.2        Motorcycle Parking (D. Thiele/A. Sohi)                                          9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            9

8.1        Civic Agency Applicant Interviews                                                 9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      10

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

 

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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
9:36 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the February 8, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

 

Additions:

6.6   Sources of Funding for Enhancing LRT Fleet Capacity

 

Replacement Page:

6.4    Funding for Arterial Road Widening Backlog
page 3 of Item 6.4

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

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, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.1 and 8.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specific.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Current Tree Planting Procedures and Additional Requirements (L. Sloan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each year, Edmonton loses thousands of trees - a consequence of environmental factors including drought, storms, poor soil conditions and planting techniques.

 

I would appreciate a report from Administration outlining current planting procedures and what could be added as additional requirements under the tree planting procedures and guidelines including:

 

1. Do current procedures stipulate how soil must be stored during developmental construction and protected from contamination? How could such requirements be enhanced?

2. If topsoil originates from a different site, is it required that the soils physical, chemical and biological properties be matched to that of the sub grade soil? How could such requirements be incorporated?

3. Do current planting requirements specify that the tree flare must be visible and that planting depth ensures the trunk flare is at the surface?

4. What do current procedures require of private developers for watering and nutritional supplements during the first three years?

AMPW

 

Due Date: May 10, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

 

There were no reports released early as part of this agenda.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Utility Excavation Pilot Project Results, Cost Impact and Standards

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 25, 2011, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: May 25, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Capital Budget Process Changes for Neighbourhood Renewal Program

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.
M. Koziol, Acting General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department and General Manager, Capital Construction Department; and B. Stephenson, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration examine other historical allocated funds with respect to the Neighbourhood Renewal program and provide this information with the Capital Profile at the appropriate time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.2

Cost-effective and Innovative Transit Solutions for New Neighbourhoods – Development Industry Opportunities

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the February 8, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD6545rev be postponed to the February 23, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting.

Transportation

 

Due Date: Feb. 23, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.3

Discussions Regarding Early Transit Service Provisions

 

 

 

K. Koropeski, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the February 8, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD5511 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.4

Funding for Arterial Road Widening Backlog

 

 

 

B. Latte, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. J. Hancock, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration bring options to the 2012-2014 Capital Budget on the expansion of two to four lane arterial roads, as well as funding options for four to six lane arterial roads.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.5

Policy for Liquor Advertising on Edmonton Transit System Equipment and Property

 

 

 

P. Weiss, Planning and Development Department; 
C. Stolte and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That Policy C559, Liquor Advertising on Edmonton Transit System Equipment and Property, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the February 8, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD6436, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.6

Sources of Funding for Enhancing LRT Fleet Capacity

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.
R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That budget adjustment to NLRT (Downtown to NAIT) (08-66-1672) increase from $725 million to $755 million for the purchase of an additional ten light rail vehicles, be approved.

2.  That a revised capital profile, 08-66-1672, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the February 8, 2011, Finance and Treasury Department report 2011FS7060, amending the financing sources, be approved as follows:

a) increase Green Trip from $420 million to $478 million

b) add financing from the Federal Government, Building Canada Fund for $100 million

c) amend the City’s funding contributions by decreasing the tax supported debt to $117 million from $235 million, decreasing MSI to $39.7 million from $60 million, increasing the LRT Reserve to $20 million from $10 million and adding $0.3 million of other financing

3. That an amendment to the existing light rail vehicle contract with Siemens Canada Limited be approved to permit the purchase of ten additional light rail vehicles for NLRT (Downtown to NAIT), and that the agreement be in a form acceptable to the City Manager.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.7

Neighbourhood Planning Transit Framework

 

 

 

K. Koropeski , J. Hancock and C. Stolte, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the February 8, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD9799 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.8

LRT Central Area Circulator Timeline and Funding

 

 

 

B. Latte, A. Laughlin and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration suspend planning for the Central Area LRT Circulator and that any budget service package relevant to the Central Area LRT Circulator be brought to City Council after the 2012 - 2014 Capital Budget is approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

6.9

Southeast and West LRT - Construction Delivery Method

 

 

 

J. Kabarchuk and M. Koziol, General Manager, Capital Construction Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration provide a report that:

a) outlines a proposal for a design-build for the Southeast LRT from Churchill to Whitemud

b) formulates a plan for funding the West line, Northwest line and the balance of the Southeast line

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Senior's Crossings (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

B. Stephenson and C. Walbaum, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Guidelines for improving Seniors' Crossings

That Administration provide a report to the April 12, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting, outlining the guidelines for sidewalks, bus stops, crosswalks and other factors that impact improvement of seniors’ crossings.

Transportation

 

Due Date: Apr. 12, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

7.2

Motorcycle Parking (D. Thiele/A. Sohi)

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the February 8, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD2027 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Civic Agency Applicant Interviews

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:50 a.m., pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 12:13 p.m.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That the citizen-at-large appointment recommendations for Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the February 8, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee report 3 be approved for the term ending December 31, 2011.

2.  That Attachment 1, of the February 8, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee report 3 remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson asked whether there were any notices of motions. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:11 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk