TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


January 12, 2010   –  RIVER VALLEY ROOM

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel, L. Sloan

ABSENT

R. Hayter

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, J. Batty, T. Caterina, B. Henderson

A. Giesbrecht, 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                                                                                      2

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        118 Avenue Local Improvement Sports Figures (E.

             Gibbons)                                                                                                 3

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

4.1        Transit Smart Cards - Business Case and

             Recommended Funding Strategy                                                   4

4.2        Benefits Associated with Public Transit Service

             (A. Sohi)                                                                                                  4

4.3        City Policy Regarding Arterial Roadway Assessment

             Over-expenditures (S. Mandel)                                                         4

4.4        Alternative Transit Service Model (K. Leibovici)                          5

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

5.1        Alternative Delivery Methods for Future LRT

             Extensions                                                                                             5

5.2        Summer U-Pass Program - Options to implement a

             summer U-Pass program                                                                   6

5.3        ETS Fare Policy Amendment C451E                                              7

5.4        DATS Replacement Buses and Funding Sources                     7

5.5        Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Consultant

             Agreement Change Order                                                                  7

6.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            9

6.1        Asia-Pacific Gateway Program Memorandum of

             Understanding - 41 Avenue SW/Queen Elizabeth II

             Highway Interchange                                                                          9

7.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         9

7.1        Priorities of  next LRT Lines (D. Iveson)                                        9

8.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson called the meeting to order at
9:31 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the January 12, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the November 17, 2009, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

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, 5.4, 5.5 and 6.1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee hear from the following speaker:

 

5.2  Summer U-Pass Program - Options to implement a summer U-Pass program

*R. Coulthard, University of Alberta Graduate Students'                          Association

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

118 Avenue Local Improvement Sports Figures (E. Gibbons)

 

 

 

Council passed Bylaw 12306 to implement a local improvement streetscape tax for a variety of streetscape elements along 118 Avenue from 79 Street to NAIT.  The first year that the 118 Avenue streetscape local improvement tax was placed on the tax roll was 2003.  The local improvement tax for the 118 Avenue streetscaping will be expiring in the year 2022.  The City is responsible to complete maintenance on the streetscaping elements.  However, I would like information on how the 118 Avenue local improvement sports figures can be removed as I have had numerous complaints from the community.  I would also like information on the process to remove the figures, cost to do so and the impact on the local improvement tax that was approved in 2003.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date:  Apr. 6/2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

Transit Smart Cards - Business Case and Recommended Funding Strategy

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 9, 2010, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date:  Feb. 9/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

4.2

Benefits Associated with Public Transit Service (A. Sohi)

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 2, 2010, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date:  Mar. 2/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

4.3

City Policy Regarding Arterial Roadway Assessment Over-expenditures (S. Mandel)

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 16, 2010, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date:  Mar. 16/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

4.4

Alternative Transit Service Model (K. Leibovici)

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 15, 2010, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date:  June 15/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Alternative Delivery Methods for Future LRT Extensions

 

 

 

J. Kabarchuck, Capital Construction Department;
R. Boutilier, General Manager, and A. Laughlin, Transportation Department; C. Warnock, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; M. Koziol, General Manager, Capital Construction Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Hybrid Proposal for Fast Tracking LRT Construction (Southeast, West and NAIT)

That Administration return to Transportation and Public Works Committee with a hybrid proposal for fast tracking LRT construction (Southeast, West and NAIT).  The proposal should include but not be limited to:

·        financial proposals and options

·        schedule for fast tracking to have all construction completed by 2016 in advance of the proposed 2017 EXPO

·        role of the provincial and federal government in the process and financial contributions

·        a business plan that outlines the income and operating requirements associated with each project, including environmental considerations, for example, CO2 reduction

 

Transportation

 

Due Date:  Apr. 20/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

Public Transit Options for Expansion to the International Airport

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee concerning public transit options for expansion to the International Airport and the appropriate interim options to support EXPO 2017.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: Mar. 16/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

 

5.2

Summer U-Pass Program - Options to implement a summer
U-Pass program

 

 

 

R. Coulthard, University of Alberta Graduate Students' Association, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the December 9, 2009, Transportation Department report 2010TD9642 be received for information.

 

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.3

ETS Fare Policy Amendment C451E

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That Policy C451E, Edmonton Transit System Fare Policy, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 20, 2009, Transportation Department report 2010TD4597, be approved.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.4

DATS Replacement Buses and Funding Sources

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.   A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That $5 million be allocated for DATS vehicle replacement in Capital Profile 09-66-1281, Bus Fleet Replacement from the Financial Stabilization Reserve.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

5.5

Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Consultant Agreement Change Order

 

 

 

B. Belcourt, Capital Construction Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
M. Koziol, General Manager, Capital Construction Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That a change order agreement with CH2M Hill Canada Limited, in the amount of $5,750,000, plus GST, for design and on-site project management for the Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Project be approved, and that the agreement be in a form acceptable to the City Manager.

 

Construction

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Whitemud Drive/Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Project

That Administration provide the following information regarding the Whitemud Drive/Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Project (Capital Profile 08-66-1462):

1.  Original cost elements of the project and the adjusted elements once actual bids were received.

2.  Additional charges that have been given to the City in the form of change orders from any that have consulted/contracted on the entire project.

3.  A complete cost breakdown by contractor for the entire project value $160,676,000.

4.  What are the original parts of the project as it was first proposed in the 2009-2011 Capital Budget, prior to the Supplementary Capital Budget Adjustment.

 

Construction

 

Due Date: Apr. 6/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

R. Hayter

 

 

6.

PRIVATE REPORTS

6.1

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

 

 

 

Councillors K. Leibovici and L. Sloan requested that this item be referred to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

NOTICES OF MOTION

7.1

Priorities of  next LRT Lines (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson stated that at the next regular meeting of Transportation and Public Works Committee, he will move:

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That the combined West and Southeast LRT lines be   the next priority after, or concurrent with the NAIT line.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:03 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk