UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 22, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

ABSENT

M. Walters

Councillor M. Walters was absent due to City business.

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina
L. Cochrane, City Manager
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, 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                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          UPDATE ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                          3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1        Extended Producer Responsibility - Information

             Update                                                                                                    3

6.2        Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility - Updated

             Strategy and Financial Options                                                        4

6.3        Materials Recovery Facility Report                                                 5

6.4        Single Source Request: Quality One Training and

             Support Inc.                                                                                           5

6.5        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Lead Mitigation

             Strategy Business Case                                                                    6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   6

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

None

 

See minutes

Not considered

See minutes

None

None

None

 

 

Carried

 

Action

Carried

 

Carried

 

Carried

None

None

 

None

 

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
9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the March 22, 2019, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That the February 1, 2019, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

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 and 6.5.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

The request to speak was not considered.

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That the following items be dealt with together and be made time specific as the first item of business:

6.1 Extended Producer Responsibility - Information
      Update

6.3 Materials Recovery Facility Report

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

UPDATE ON SCHEDULED REPORTS - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Extended Producer Responsibility - Information Update

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager and P. Ladouceur, City Operations, made a presentation.  M. Lebrecque and
P. Misutka, City Operations; and J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration continue to work with and financially contribute $50,000, from the 2019-2022 Waste Services Branch Operating Budget, towards the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association effort to develop a baseline that can inform the design of a provincial Extended Producer Responsibility program, in cooperation with other Alberta municipalities, producers and recyclers of packaging and paper products, and the Province of Alberta.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

6.2

Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility - Updated Strategy and Financial Options

 

 

 

B. McNabb, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, B. Latte, C. Felske and T. Lumsden, Integrated Infrastructure Services; and
J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the May 14, 2019, City Council meeting:

That adjustments to the Blatchford Utility 2019-2022 Operating and Capital Budgets as outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 and the Capital Profile as set out in Attachment 3 of the March 22, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6640 be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

Blatchford Utility Rate Analysis Scenarios

That Administration bring forward an analysis of different Blatchford utility rate scenarios including, but not necessarily limited to, gas price variation and pace of development and relationship to other rates assuming possible changes to policy, and analysis of when the City could realize dividend payment.

Integrated and Infrastructure Svcs.

 

Due by:
Nov, 1, 2019

 

 

 

B. Latte, A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager and B. McNabb, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

6.3

Materials Recovery Facility Report

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the March 22, 2019, City Operations report CR_6866, be received for information.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

6.4

Single Source Request: Quality One Training and Support Inc.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That a single source agreement between the City of Edmonton and Quality One Training and Support Inc., for an amount not to exceed $18.13 million, to manage and operate waste sorting services, as outlined in the March 22, 2019, City Operations report CR_6893, be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

City Ops.

 

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

6.5

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Lead Mitigation Strategy Business Case

 

 

 

B. McNabb, Integrated Infrastructure Services; and
G. Bridgeman and S. Craik, EPCOR, made a presentation. G. Bridgeman and S. Craik, EPCOR; S. Maruti, Alberta Health Services; and J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the cost of private lead service line replacements be funded through water utility rates, through a non-routine adjustment, as set out in Attachment 1 of the March 22, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6903.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Walters

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councilllor B. Henderson asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:02 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk