TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 24, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, K. Diotte, K. Krushell, L. Sloan, T. Caterina
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                                                                           3

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

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Study to Reduce 112 Avenue Traffic Lanes                                 4

5.2        Parking Spots Originally Designated as passenger

             Pick-up Zones (S. Mandel)                                                                 4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Edmonton Transit U-Pass Program                                               4

6.2        99 Street Truck Traffic - Potential Solutions                                5

6.3        Proposed Community Traffic Management Plans                     5

6.4        Advisory Board Review - Edmonton Transit System

             Advisory Board                                                                                    6

6.5        Extension of LRT Beyond Temporary NAIT LRT Station        7

6.6        41 Avenue SW QEII Interchange Agreement                                7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           7

8.1        Civic Agency Chair Interview and Short Listing -

             Verbal Report                                                                                        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

 

 

 

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, called for nominations for the position of Chair and Vice-Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Councillor B. Anderson nominated Councillor A. Sohi for the position of Chair, and Councillor D. Loken for the position of Vice-Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, asked if there were any further nominations.  There were none.

Councillor A. Sohi was elected Chair, and Councillor D. Loken was elected Vice-Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, by acclamation.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the October 24, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Addition:

6.3  Proposed Community Traffic Management Plans

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 9, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, welcomed the grade 6 class of Westbrook School, and their teacher M. Hout.

 

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 and 8.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

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

6.1  Edmonton Transit U-Pass Program

  1. J. Roth, NAIT Students’ Association
  2. S. Sumar, University of Alberta Students’ Union
  3. T. Gahler, NAIT Students’ Association
  4. N. Adnan, Graduate Students’ Association
  5. J. Johns, Students’ Association of MacEwan University

 6.2  99 Street Truck Traffic - Potential Solutions

  1. M. Rockwell, Strathcona Community League Task Force for 99th

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

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 Council Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Study to Reduce 112 Avenue Traffic Lanes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of First Quarter 2013 be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Mar. 13, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Parking Spots Originally Designated as passenger Pick-up Zones (S. Mandel)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 17, 2013, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Apr. 17, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Edmonton Transit U-Pass Program

 

 

 

C. Stolte, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

J. Roth and T. Gahler, NAIT Students' Association;
S. Sumar, University of Alberta Students' Union; N. Adnan, Graduate Students' Association; and J. Johns, Students' Association of MacEwan University; made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

A hand out provided by J. Roth, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

P. Waisman, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Edmonton Transit U-Pass Program – Negotiation Results

That Administration provide a report to the November 7, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee outlining the results of the further negotiations with the student group stakeholders in the U-Pass Program. 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:  Nov. 7, 2012

 

 

 

C. Stolte and P. Waisman, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

99 Street Truck Traffic - Potential Solutions

 

 

 

M. Rockwell, Strathcona Community League Task Force for 99th, made a presentation.

 

 

 

R. Toohey and C. Owen, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 24, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS2480, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

A. Sohi

 

6.3

Proposed Community Traffic Management Plans

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

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

  1. R. Jacob, Prince Charles
  2. E. Calder, Pleasantview Community League

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

R. Jacobs, Prince Charles; and E. Calder, Pleasantview Community League, made presentations.

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That, subject to funding approval at the City Council 2013 Operating Budget deliberations, Administration undertake Community Traffic Management Plans for the Prince Charles and Pleasantview neighbourhoods.
  2. That Administration prepare an unfunded service package for Community Traffic Management Plans for the Prince Charles and Pleasantview neighbourhoods for consideration during the City Council 2013 Operating Budget Deliberations.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Advisory Board Review - Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

1. That the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board Work Plan, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 24, 2012, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board report 2012TS2470 be approved.

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board Bylaw 12454 – Suggested Amendments

2. That Administration work with the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board to bring bylaw amendments, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the October 24, 2012, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board report 2012TS2470, to the Committee.

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

 

Due Date: Jan. 15, 2013

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Extension of LRT Beyond Temporary NAIT LRT Station

 

 

 

B. Smid and B. Griffith, Transportation Service; and
D. Piecowye, Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the October 24, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS4652rev, be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

41 Avenue SW QEII Interchange Agreement

 

 

 

B. Belcourt, B. Nicholson, and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services; and D. Piecowye, Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That a sole source agreement with CH2M Hill Canada Limited for an amount not to exceed $10,000,000 plus GST, to provide resident engineering services for the 41 Avenue SW QE2 Interchange, be approved and that the agreement be in form and content, acceptable to the City Manager.

Transportation

 

City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Civic Agency Chair Interview and Short Listing - Verbal Report

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:20 a.m. pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 The Committee met in public at 11:25 a.m.

The Committee met in private at 2:29 p.m. pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 The Committee met in public at 2:31 p.m.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the verbal report be received for information and remain private, pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:32 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk