TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


September 11, 2013  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

* Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2) Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

E. Gibbons

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
D. Siebold, 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                                                                 4
3.1        Costs for West Edmonton Mall LRT Station and Overpasses
             (S. Mandel/K. Leibovici)                                                             4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Valley Line Stage 1 Environmental Assessment -

             Non-statutory Public Hearing                                                           4

6.2        Technology and Communication to Improve Traffic

             Flow                                                                                                         6

6.3        University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering and

             City of Edmonton Collaboration Opportunities                           6

6.4        137 Avenue Proposed Transit Centre                                           7

6.5        Change in Road Status - 87 Avenue from 142 Street

             to 144 Street                                                                                          7

6.6        Maple Ridge Sanitary Servicing                                                      8

6.7        Open Tenders $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of

             GST) as at September 3, 2013 - Project:  102

             Avenue Over Groat Road Bridge Replacement                           8

6.8        Transit Service Needs Prioritization - Additional

             Information                                                                                            9

6.9        Comprehensive Transit Review - Status Report                        9

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

7.1        Summer Construction Program (S. Mandel)                                9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

8.1        Comprehensive Transit Review – Regional

             Governance - Status Report                                                           10

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                10

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

 

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Action

 

Carried

 

Postponed

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Action

 

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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 9:33 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the September 11, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Addition:

6.5 - Change in Road Status - 87 Avenue from 142 Street to 144 Street.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the August 21, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Introduction of General Manager D. Wandzura (S. Farbrother)

 

 

 

S. Farbrother, City Manager, introduced D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, to the Committee.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9, 7.1, and 8.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

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

6.4     137 Avenue Proposed Transit Centre

·         M. Neumann

6.5     Change in Road Status - 87 Avenue from 142 Street to 144 Street

·         T. Skoubis

6.6     Maple Ridge Sanitary Servicing

·         G. White

6.9     Comprehensive Transit Review - Status Report

·         A. Mannix

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the following items be made time specific:

6.6    Maple Ridge Sanitary Servicing
Second item of business at 11:30 a.m.

8.1    Comprehensive Transit Review – Regional Governance – Status Report
First Item of Business at 1:30 p.m.

6.9    Comprehensive Transit Review – Status Report
Second Item of Business at 1:30 p.m.

6.8    Transit Service Needs Prioritization – Additional Information
Third Item of Business at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Costs for West Edmonton Mall LRT Station and Overpasses
(S. Mandel/K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

The City of Edmonton is committed to providing a safe and efficient transit system that is convenient and accessible to Edmontonians.

We would like Administration to provide information on:

·         the steps that would be needed for the SE-West LRT (Valley Line) station and elevated guideway being built at West Edmonton Mall along 87 Avenue, including the construction of two overpasses at 170 Street and 87 Avenue, and 178 Street and 87 Avenue;

·         an estimate of the costs associated with the developments.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Jan. 2014

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Valley Line Stage 1 Environmental Assessment - Non-statutory Public Hearing

 

 

 

N. Alampi and J. Ward, Transportation Services; and D. Piecowye, Corporate Services, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Councillor A. Sohi explained the non-statutory public hearing process.

P. Bunner, Cloverdale Community League; T. Wynnyk;
K. Boutilier, Edmonton Ski Club; J. A. Wilson; E. Gormley; L. Johnson; K. Kowalchuk, K. Pappes (on behalf of
M. Trussler); D. Brandell (on behalf of C. Patton); R. Feroe; J. Chase; R. McLauchlin; and W. Holden made presentations and answered the Commitee's questions.

Handouts provided by E. Gormley; K. Kowalchuk; and R. Feroe were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk. 

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

Councillor A. Sohi asked if there was any new information anyone in attendance wished to address. K. Kowalchuk; R. Feroe; and T. Wynnyk made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

Councillor A. Sohi asked if there was any new information anyone in attendance wished to address. No one responded.

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

 

1.    That the Environmental Impact Screening Assessment and Site Location Study for the Southeast to West LRT (Valley Line) Stage 1 as shown in Attachments 1 and 2 of the August 21, 2013, Transportation report CR_75, be approved.

2.    That the Major Facilities listed in Attachment 3 of the August 21, 2013 Transportation Services report CR_75 be approved as "Major Facilities" within the River Valley, and that the location of the Major Facilities within the River Valley be deemed essential and approved pursuant to section 3.5.1 of Bylaw 7188 - North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan.

3.    That the direct river crossing be deemed essential and approved pursuant to section 3.4.1 of Bylaw 7188 - North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

River Valley LRT Construction Impact Reduction

That Administration continue to work with the Edmonton Ski Club, Connors Hill residents and other impacted communities to mitigate impacts and preserve the sustainability of the Edmonton Ski Club and provide a report to Transportation Committee on options to shorten the construction period and possible staging of construction in the River Valley and plans to minimize effects on the communities, including sharing facilities with the Muttart conservatory.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
To be determined

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.2

Technology and Communication to Improve Traffic Flow

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the September 11, 2013, Transportation Services report CR_341, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.3

University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering and City of Edmonton Collaboration Opportunities

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the September 11, 2013, Transportation Services report CR_438, be postponed to January 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Jan. 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.4

137 Avenue Proposed Transit Centre

 

 

 

C. Stolte and H. Mahmoud, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

Bus Facility at 137 Avenue LRT Station

That Administration provide a report to Transportation Committee identifying the operating and customer impacts of not providing a bus facility near the future 137 Avenue LRT station.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Jan. 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.5

Change in Road Status - 87 Avenue from 142 Street to 144 Street

 

 

 

B. Latte, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

T. Skoubis made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Sidewalk Construction Options in Policy C544

That Administration review Policy C544 to address concerns of communities regarding installation of sidewalks on service roads, specifically practices and procedures that provide communities with options to decide whether to have a sidewalk, and return to Transportation Committee in January 2014.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Jan. 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.6

Maple Ridge Sanitary Servicing

 

 

 

W. Trocenko, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

G. White, Integrated Management & Realty Ltd., made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

W. Trocenko, Transportation Services; and R. Sloan, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That an exemption to City Policy C533 - Revolving Industrial Servicing Fund, to allow a fund rebate of up to $8 million for a single servicing agreement entered into by multiple developers in Maple Ridge Industrial neighbourhood, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.7

Open Tenders $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at September 3, 2013 - Project:  102 Avenue Over Groat Road Bridge Replacement

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Tender, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the September 11, 2013, Corporate Services report CR_599, be approved, and that the City Manager enter into an agreement pursuant to the Tender in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.8

Transit Service Needs Prioritization - Additional Information

 

 

 

C. Stolte and H. Mahmoud, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

Transit Service Capital Profile

That Administration bring forward a capital profile to address the critical needs of the transit service for the 2015-2018 capital budget deliberations.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
To be determined

Nov. 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.9

Comprehensive Transit Review - Status Report

 

 

 

B. Latte and G. Masterson, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the September 11, 2013, Transportation Services report CR_499, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Summer Construction Program (S. Mandel)

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the September 11, 2013 Transportation Services report CR_265, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Comprehensive Transit Review – Regional Governance - Status Report

 

 

The Committee met in private at 1:52 p.m., pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

The Committee met in public at 2:34 p.m.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the September 11, 2013, Transportation Services report CR_579, be received for information and remain private pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

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 4:09 p.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk