TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 8, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, *S. Mandel, T. Caterina
*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150 (2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte L. Sloan
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                                                                           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

3.1        Facilitating Business Development in Planned LRT Routes
             (S. Mandel)                                                                                             4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

5.1        LRT Concept Planning Questions                                                  4

5.2        LRT Tunnel and Elevated Structure Costs                                   5

5.3        Southeast and West LRT - Land, Business and

             Residential Impacts                                                                             5

5.4        West LRT - Multi-use Trail Options                                                 6

5.5        Costs per Kilometre and Tunneling                                               6

5.6        Top-of-Bank Encroachment Follow-up                                         7

5.7        North Saskatchewan River Valley System (L. Sloan)                7

6           REPORTS                                                                                              8

6.1        Scona Road Project - Status Update                                             8

6.2        River Valley Alliance Federal Funding Application

             and River Valley Structural Plan Overlay                                       9

6.3        River Valley Alliance - Federal Funding

             Announcement                                                                                     9

6.4        Snow Removal Strategies                                                              11

6.5        Sand Boxes at Intersections Pilot Project                                  12

6.6        Snow Removal Policy (K. Diotte)                                                  12

6.7        South LRT Extension - Managing Consultant Change

             Order                                                                                                     12

6.8        Indy Racetrack Construction Agreement Approval -

             Capital Project Profile 10-16-2102                                                 12

6.9        EPCOR Agreement - Relocation of EPCOR Aerial

             Distribution Line to Underground Distribution

             Lines                                                                                                     13

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         13

7.1        Civic Agency Applicant Interviews                                               13

7.2        Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Consultant

             Amending Agreement                                                                       14

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      14

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                14

 

 

 

 

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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
9:33 a.m.

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

That the March 8, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the February 23, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

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: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee hear from the following speakers and that they be heard in panels:

6.1   Scona Road Project – Status Update

* J. Levac

* D. Murray

* D. Meggison

* D. Post

* L. Johnson

* B. Nutter

* M. Boire

* B. Sander

* J. Newton

* C. Floden

* C. Trepanier

* J. Thompson

* T. Radford

6.2/6.3   River Valley Alliance Federal Funding Application and River Valley Structural Plan Overlay and River Valley Alliance - Federal Funding Announcement

* C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada

* M. Phair, North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society

6.4   Snow Removal Strategies

* D. Davidson

* T. Jardine, CUPE Local 30

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specific.

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

3.1

Facilitating Business Development in Planned LRT Routes
(S. Mandel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Edmonton has planned routes for the Southeast and West legs, as well as the North end of the city for the LRT. Financially we may not be able to build these routes for a number of years. We have however created instability in the business community because of these plans. I would like Administration to report back on what the City plans to do to encourage and facilitate business development in those affected business areas.

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Jun. 14, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

 

 

 

 

There were no reports released early as part of this agenda.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

 

5.1

LRT Concept Planning Questions

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the LRT Concept Planning Questions report be released early.

Transportation

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 22, 2011, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: Mar. 22, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

5.2

LRT Tunnel and Elevated Structure Costs

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the LRT Tunnel and Elevated Structure Costs report be released early.

Transportation

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 22, 2011, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: Mar. 22, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

5.3

Southeast and West LRT - Land, Business and Residential Impacts

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 22, 2011, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: Mar. 22, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

5.4

West LRT - Multi-use Trail Options

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the West LRT - Multi-use Trial Options report be released early.

 

Transportation

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 22, 2011, be approved.

 

Transoprtation

 

Due Date:Mar. 22, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

5.5

Costs per Kilometre and Tunneling

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the Costs per Kilometre and Tunneling report be released early.

 

Transportation

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 22, 2011, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: Mar. 22, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

5.6

Top-of-Bank Encroachment Follow-up

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 25, 2011, be approved.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: May 25, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

5.7

North Saskatchewan River Valley System (L. Sloan)

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 25, 2011, be approved.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: May 25, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

6.

REPORTS

 

6.1

Scona Road Project - Status Update

 

 

 

 

B. Latte and A. Laughlin, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. W. Stebyle, Transportation Department; and
P. Szczepanski, Capital Construction Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

D. Post; D. Meggison; D. Murray; J. Thompson, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.
J. Levac; L. Johnson; B. Nutter; M. Boire; J. Newton;
B. Sander; C. Floden; C. Trepanier; and T. Radford, made presentations.

 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

 

Transportation Department's Current Public Involvement Practices

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee clarifying Transportation Department's current practices regarding public involvement, specifically addressing when the public consultation process requires the Department to provide more than an information session.

Transportation

 

Due Date: Jun. 14, 2011

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

 

S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

Proposals for More Effective Transit Plans during Scona Road Reconstruction

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee that examines the possibility of, and makes proposals for, a more effective transit plan to help offset the delay in travel time due to Scona Road reconstruction.

Transportation

 

Due Date: Jun. 14, 2011

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
T. Caterina

 

 

6.2

River Valley Alliance Federal Funding Application and River Valley Structural Plan Overlay

 

 

6.3

River Valley Alliance - Federal Funding Announcement

 

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

 

 

S. Rolinger, River Valley Alliance; and L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

M. Phair, North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society; and C. Richmond, Seirra Club Canada, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. A document provided by M. Phair, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration work with the River Valley Alliance to proceed with the application for federal funding on the basis that a report is brought to Transportation and Public Works Committee, as soon as possible, proposing a more equitable distribution of the funding among stakeholders, recognizing Edmonton represents the largest percentage of stakeholder population.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
T. Caterina

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

Status of Nature at its Best and Remaining Provincial Dollars

That Administration work with the River Valley Alliance and provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee, as soon as possible, with:

a) an update on the status of Area 2: Nature at its Best

b) a review of the proposal presented by the North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society

c) an update on the potential allocation of remaining provincial funds of $17 million

AMPW

 

Due Date: TBD

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
T. Caterina

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

Rossdale Land Repurposing and Details on Structural Repairs

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee outlining:

a) steps required to define the repurposing of the Rossdale land

b) the costs and timeline on structural repairs

c) redevelopment of these lands can be integrated with the new bridge

AMPW

 

Due Date: Jun. 14, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
T. Caterina

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

Rossdale Land Redevelopment

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee outlining:

a) the steps that have been taken to bring the West Rossdale area land forward for redevelopment, including items such as serviceability, development layout, architectural and landscape concepts

b) how the redevelopment of the West Rossdale area lands fit into the Rossdale Power plant site redevelopment

AMPW

 

Due Date: Jun. 14, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
T. Caterina

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

Parks Development Capital Priorities

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee, as soon as possible, on alignment and non-alignment between Parks Development capital priorities as they relate to the priorities identified in the River Valley Alliance's Connectivity and Access Report.

AMPW

 

Due Date: TBD

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

 

6.4

Snow Removal Strategies

 

 

 

 

B. Stephenson and R. Dunford, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

D. Davidson; and T. Jardine, CUPE Local 30, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.
A document provided by D. Davidson, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

Additional Snow Vehicles/Equipment Purchasing Alternatives

That Administration provide a report to the March 16, 2011, City Council meeting, with an alternative option to the purchase of additional snow vehicles/equipment, as outlined in recommendation 3 of the March 8, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD2315, that examines opportunities for contracting part of the City's snow removal services.

Transportation

 

Due Date: Mar. 16, 2011

 

City Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
T. Caterina

 

 

 

 

Councillor K. Krushell and Mayor S. Mandel requested that this item be referred to City Council without a recommendation.

 

 

6.5

Sand Boxes at Intersections Pilot Project

 

 

 

 

B. Stephenson and R. Dunford, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the March 8, 2011, Transportation Department report 2010TD1312 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
T. Caterina

 

 

6.6

Snow Removal Policy (K. Diotte)

 

 

 

 

Councillor K. Krushell and Mayor S. Mandel requested that this item be referred to City Council without a recommendation.

 

 

6.7

South LRT Extension - Managing Consultant Change Order

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

That a $600,000 increase on the purchase order with Stantec Consulting Ltd. for project management and engineering consulting services for the completion and project close out for the South LRT, be approved.

Construction

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
T. Caterina

 

 

6.8

Indy Racetrack Construction Agreement Approval - Capital Project Profile 10-16-2102

 

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and P. Szczepanski and B. Belcourt, Capital Construction Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

 

That an agreement for the construction of the Indy race track, as outlined in the March 8, 2011, Capital Construction Department report 2011CC5521 be approved, and that the agreement be in a form and with contents acceptable to the City Manager.

Construction

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
T. Caterina

 

 

6.9

EPCOR Agreement - Relocation of EPCOR Aerial Distribution Line to Underground Distribution Lines

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

That an agreement with EPCOR Distribution Inc. to relocate existing aerial overhead lines along Fort Road, from 130 Avenue to 137 Avenue, to an underground facility, be approved.

Construction

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

 

7.1

Civic Agency Applicant Interviews

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 4:50 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 5:46 p.m.

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That the citizen-at-large appointment recommendations to the River Valley Alliance Advisory Committee, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 8, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee Report 3, be approved for the term May 26, 2011, to May 26, 2013.

2.  That Attachment 1, of the March 8, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee Report 3 remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to section 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

7.2

Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Consultant Amending Agreement

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 4:50 p.m. pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 5:46 p.m.

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

1.  That an amendment to the existing agreement with CH2M Hill Canada Limited in the amount of $2,500,000, plus GST, for project management on the Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Project, be approved.

2.  That the March 8, 2011, Capital Construction Department report 2011CC1761 remain private pursuant to sections 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Construction

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson asked whether there were any notices of motions. There were none.

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:47 p.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk