TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


November 17, 2009   –  RIVER VALLEY ROOM

 

 

PRESENT

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

ABSENT

R. Hayter

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, J. Batty, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Sohi,
S. Thompson, Office of the City Clerk
L. Long, 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                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

4.1        ETS Peak and Non-Peak Counts                                                    4

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

5.1        North Edge Study Integration with Great

             Neighbourhoods                                                                                  5

5.2        Proposal for Bus Service to the International

             Airport                                                                                                     6

5.3        Public Transit to Edmonton International Airport                       7

5.4        The Nor'Westers Athletic Association - Lease

             Agreement                                                                                             8

5.5        Asset Management and Public Works 2010 Fleet and

             Equipment Requirements                                                                  8

5.6        Fort Edmonton Footbridge annd Trails License of

             Occupation Agreements                                                                    9

5.7        Active Transportation Funding Strategy                                    10

5.8        Active Transportation Policy                                                          11

5.9        LRT Downtown Plan - Change Order - Consultant

             Appointment                                                                                       12

5.10       Vehicle Storage Lot - Police - Calder Park and

             Ride Lot                                                                                                13

5.11       Waste Management Update - Opportunities to

             Enhance and Market Edmonton's Waste Management

             Success                                                                                               13

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              14

6.1        Alternative Transit Service Model (K. Leibovici)                       14

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         15

7.1        Asia-Pacific Gateway Program Memorandum of

             Understanding - 41 Avenue SW/Queen Elizabeth II

             Highway Interchange                                                                       15

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      15

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                15

 

 

 

 

Carried

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See Minutes

 

 

 

 

Carried

 

Action

 

Carried

 

Action

Carried

 

Carried

 

Carried

 

Action

Action

Carried

 

Carried

 

Carried

 

 

Referred

 

 

Postponed

 

 

DECISION SUMMARY

 

ITEM

 

DECISION

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

 

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:35 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the November 17, 2009, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That the November 3, 2009, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

 

Ecole Bishop Savaryn School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

On behalf of Transportation and Public Works Committee, Councillor D. Iveson welcomed grade 6 students from Ecole Bishop Savaryn School and their teacher Ms. Brilz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

 

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

 

That the following items be selected for debate:  5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.11, 6.1, and 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee hear from the following speakers and that the speakers for items 5.1 and 5.8 be heard in panels:

 

5.1.  North Edge Study Integration with Great Neighbourhoods

* G. Christenson, Christenson Development

* S. Fall, Interscape Interior Design

 

5.2.  Proposal for Bus Service to the International Airport

* B. Mahas, United Cabbies Association of Edmonton

 

5.3.  Public Transit to Edmonton International Airport

* B. Mahas, United Cabbies Association of Edmonton

 

5.7.  Active Transportation Funding Strategy

* K. Coleman, Trails Rails Paths Advisory Committee

 

5.8  Active Transportation Policy

* D. Newman

* K. Coleman, Trails Rails Paths Advisory Committee   

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

 

4.1

ETS Peak and Non-Peak Counts

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of January 26, 2010, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: Jan. 26/2010

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.

REPORTS

 

5.1

North Edge Study Integration with Great Neighbourhoods

 

 

 

 

K. Barnhart, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

 

G. Christenson, Christenson Development and S. Fall, Interscape Interior Design, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

A presentation provided by G. Christenson, Christenson Development, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

K. Barnhart, Community Services Department; R. G. Klassen, General Manager, and L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department;  P. Ohm, Planning and Development Department; L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department, and R. Boutilier, General Manager, and A. Jones, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

North Edge Integration Alternative

 

1. That Administration, working with the Central McDougall/Queen Mary Park Steering Committee, determine what could happen to move this project forward, including alternative forms of financing, and report back on the progress by the spring of 2010.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Spring 2010

 

Existing Renewal Programs in Addition to Great Neighbourhoods

 

2. That Administration prepare a report on the existing renewal programs currently in the City, in addition to Great Neighbourhoods, to determine if any of them could be sources of funding for the reconstruction of the 105 Avenue corridor as identified in the North Edge Study.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Spring 2010

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.2

Proposal for Bus Service to the International Airport

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That items 5.2 and 5.3 be dealt with together.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

 

 

M. Makarechian, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, made a presentation.

A presentation provided by M. Makarechian, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

B. Mahas, United Cabbies Association of Edmonton, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department; T. Bedard, Edmonton International Airport; M. Makarechian, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board; and D. Mills, Deputy City Manager's Office, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That the November 3, 2009, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board report 2009CATR01 be received for information.

 

Transit System Advisory Board

 

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.3

Public Transit to Edmonton International Airport

 

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

 

 Bus Service to International Airport

 

That Administration provide a report for the March 16, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting, providing:

 

1. Known and proposed implementation details of the Capital Region Board inter-municipal transit plan, including specific details of how Edmontonians might connect to the International Airport.

 

2. A commentary on the November 3, 2009, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board report 2009CATR01, with an assessment of feasiblity of the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board proposal as outlined in Attachment 1, and recommendations for implementation of transit service to the airport, in the event that the Capital Region Board initiative either won't adequtely serve Edmontonians, or is delayed indefinitely.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: Mar. 16/2010

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.4

The Nor'Westers Athletic Association - Lease Agreement

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That a lease between the City and The Nor’Westers Athletic Association for a portion of the Multi-sport Tournament and Recreation Site, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 2, 2009, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2009PW6777, be approved.

 

AMPW

 

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.5

Asset Management and Public Works 2010 Fleet and Equipment Requirements

 

 

 

 

L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  P. Specht, and L. Brenneis; Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee refer to the November 30, 2009, City Council Budget meeting:

 

That $1,875,000 be allocated to capital project 09-75-8100 Growth Vehicles and $1,200,000 to capital project 09-28-4002 Growth Vehicles, with funding from the Financial Stabilization Reserve.

 

City Council Budget

 

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.6

Fort Edmonton Footbridge annd Trails License of Occupation Agreements

 

 

 

 

L. Brenneis and G. Barry, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That the License of Occupation Agreements (081180 and 082425) with the Province of Alberta for the Fort Edmonton Footbridge and Trails Projects, be approved, and that the agreements be in a form acceptable to the City Manager.

 

AMPW

 

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.7

Active Transportation Funding Strategy

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That items 5.7 and 5.8 be dealt with together.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

 

 

A. Jones, Transportation Department, made a presentation.

D. Newman; K. Coleman, Trails Rails Paths Advisory Committee; K. Hallgren; A. Zanoni; M. Janz, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters; Z. Todd; made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Committee approved to hear from the following speakers: M. Janz, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters; Z. Todd; A. Zanoni; and K. Hallgren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Jones, Transportation Department, made a presentation.

D. Newman; K. Coleman, Trails Rails Paths Advisory Committee; K. Hallgren; A. Zanoni; M. Janz, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters; Z. Todd; made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

1.  That Transportation Department apply budget savings resulting from transportation projects that come in under budget first toward Active Transportation Projects in the following construction year to achieve at least a 1.5% target level in the 2009 - 2011 period.

 

 

 

 

 

2.   That Administration prepare the 2011 - 2022 Capital Priorities Plan with a guideline of 5% of the Transportation Capital Budget (not including LRT) toward Active Transportation Projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.8

Active Transportation Policy

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That the Active Transportation Policy C544, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 15, 2009, Transportation Department report 2009TD8497, be amended by adding the following after the word "status", in the Purpose Statement:

" to enhance the safety, inclusivity and diversity of our communities, and to minimize the impact of transportation activities on the City of Edmonton's ecosystem."

Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the Active Transportation Policy C544, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 15, 2009, Transportation Department report 2009TD8497, as amended, be approved.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.9

LRT Downtown Plan - Change Order - Consultant Appointment

 

 

 

 

B. Latte and A. Laughlin, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That a change order with Steer Davies Gleave, in the amount of $300,000 plus GST, for strategic planning of the LRT Downtown Plan, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.10

Vehicle Storage Lot - Police - Calder Park and Ride Lot

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That the October 13, 2009, Transportation Department report 2009TD1881-2 be received for information.

 

Transportation

 

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.11

Waste Management Update - Opportunities to Enhance and Market Edmonton's Waste Management Success

 

 

 

 

R. Neehall, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the November 3, 2009, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2009PW3271 be received for information.

 

AMPW

 

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

6.1

Alternative Transit Service Model (K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

 

K. Korepeski, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the October 21, 2009, Transportation Department report 2009TD7770 be referred back to Administration, to further explore the alternative methods of service delivery, and work with effective stakeholders such as the Vehicle for Hire Commission.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: Jan. 12/2010

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

 

7.1

Asia-Pacific Gateway Program Memorandum of Understanding - 41 Avenue SW/Queen Elizabeth II Highway Interchange

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in private pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act at 4:21 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 4:28 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

1. That the October 23, 2009, Transportation Department report 2009TD3934 be postponed to the January 12, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committe meeting.

 

2. That the October 23, 2009, Transportation Department report 2009TD3934 remain private pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

For the Motion:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson asked if there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.