TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


June 26, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, *S. Mandel

*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

L. Sloan

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A. Sohi, B. Henderson, B. Anderson, K. Krushell
M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk
M. de Guzman, 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                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

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

4.1        Additional SLRT Station (D. Iveson)                                               4

5.          STATUS REPORT/AGENDA REVIEW POSTPONEMENTS     4

5.1        Impact of Urban Design on Snow and Ice Removal

             (Snow Removal in the Design for Future

             Subdivisions Applications)                                                               4

5.2        Options for Streamed Waste Collection Receptacles                4

5.3        Edmonton's Urban Traffic Noise Policy -

             Consultations and Additional Information                                    5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Consultation with the Chinese and Boyle

             Communities and Community Gathering Place                          5

6.2        LRT Related Geotechnical Assessments -

             Geotechnical Assessment of the Southeast LRT

             Tunnel beneath 95 Street in Riverdale                                           6

6.3        Transit Smart Fare System                                                               7

6.4        Results of Initiatives - Utility Service Providers                           8

6.5        Contract for Upgrade of 66 Street - 167 Avenue to

             195 Avenue                                                                                            8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

7.1        Parking in Cul-de-Sacs (A. Sohi)                                                     9

7.2        Sidewalk Replacement Local Improvements (K.

             Krushell)                                                                                                 9

7.3        23 Avenue  -  Eastbound Terwillegar Drive to

             Rabbit Hill Road Upgrading (B. Anderson)                                   9

7.4        Multi-year Neighborhood Renewal - Update and

             Additional Information (D. Iveson/K. Krushell)                           10

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

8.1        Transmission Agreement EPCOR                                                10

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                11

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                11

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

 

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

 

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson called the meeting to order at 9:38 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the June 12, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting agenda be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the June 12, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

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, 6.4, 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels where appropriate:

6.1 Consultation with the Chinese and Boyle Communities and Community Gathering Place

·         C. Dorsey, Boyle Street Community League

·         A. Kwan, Chinese Elders Management Body

·         M. Hung, Chinese Benevolent Association

6.2 LRT Related Geotechnical Assessments - Geotechnical Assessment of the Southeast LRT Tunnel beneath 95 Street in Riverdale

·         D. Koziak, Riverdale Community League

·         H. Razga, Riverdale Community League

6.3 Transit Smart Fare System

·         P. Johnston

7.4 Multi-year Neighbourhood Renewal - Update and Additional Information (D. Iveson.K. Krushell)

·         B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the following items be made time specific:

·         7.2 Sidewalk Replacement Local Improvements (K. Krushell) - 2nd item of business at 1:30 p.m.

·         7.4 Multi-year Neighbourhood Renewal - Update and Additional Information (D. Iveson/K. Krushell) - 3rd item of business at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - AVAILABLE ON THE CITY OF EDMONTON WEBSITE AT WWW.EDMONTON.CA/MEETINGS

4.1

Additional SLRT Station (D. Iveson)

 

5.

STATUS REPORT/AGENDA REVIEW POSTPONEMENTS

5.1

Impact of Urban Design on Snow and Ice Removal (Snow Removal in the Design for Future Subdivisions Applications)

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of July 9, 2012, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Jul. 9, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

5.2

Options for Streamed Waste Collection Receptacles

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 21, 2012, be approved.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Due Date: Aug. 21, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

5.3

Edmonton's Urban Traffic Noise Policy - Consultations and Additional Information

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 20, 2012, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Nov. 20, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Consultation with the Chinese and Boyle Communities and Community Gathering Place

 

 

 

N. Alampi, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions; M. Debrinksi, Sustainable Development; D. Piecowye, Corporate Services (Law); and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

A. Kwan, Chinese Elders Management Body; C. Dorsey, Boyle Street Community League; and M. Hung, Chinese Benevolent Association, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Copies of a handout provided by C. Dorsey were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the June 26, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS8282, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.2

LRT Related Geotechnical Assessments - Geotechnical Assessment of the Southeast LRT Tunnel beneath 95 Street in Riverdale

 

 

 

N. Alampi, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. D. Piecowye, Corporate Services (Law); and B. Griffith, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

D. Koziak and H. Razga, Riverdale Community League, made presentations.

Copies of a handout provided by D. Koziak were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the June 26, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS4795, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Cost Implications of the Geotechnical Assessment - 95 Street Tunnel Construction Costs

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with the cost implications of the geotechnical assessment for the 95 street tunnel construction costs.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Sep. 18, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.3

Transit Smart Fare System

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, P. Waisman, J. Davidson and C. Stolte, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Transit Smart Fare System - Updated Detailed Business Case

That Administration provide a report with an updated detailed business case to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee outlining:

a) Options for financial partnerships that avoid or reduce Capital Cost (e.g. Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and the unimplemented Toronto Transit Commission model)
b) Opportunities to future proof for emerging Near Field Communications technology
c) Eligibility for Green Trip funding
d) Regional partnership for implementation
e) The business advantages and efficiencies that can be gained through implementation of the Smart Fare System, including an analysis and full breakdown of the business case, and

That Administration advance this project for consideration as part of the fall Supplementary Capital Budget Update.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Sep. 18, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.4

Results of Initiatives - Utility Service Providers

 

 

 

B. Stephenson and G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the June 26, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS8256, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.5

Contract for Upgrade of 66 Street - 167 Avenue to 195 Avenue

 

 

 

B. Belcourt, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That an agreement between the City and Sureway Construction Management Ltd. for the upgrade of 66 Street from 167 Avenue to 195 Avenue for expenditure not to exceed $30,000,000, be approved and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Transportation Svcs./
City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Parking in Cul-de-Sacs (A. Sohi)

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That June 26, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS5439, be postponed to the July 9, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Jul. 9, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

7.2

Sidewalk Replacement Local Improvements (K. Krushell)

 

 

 

A. Laughlin, Transportation Services; and I. Johnson, Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the June 26, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS7204, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

7.3

23 Avenue  -  Eastbound Terwillegar Drive to Rabbit Hill Road Upgrading (B. Anderson)

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hear from R. Tralnberg, Terwillegar Gardens Homeowners Association.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

 

R. Tralnberg, Terwillegar Gardens Homeowners Association, made a presentation.

J. Meliefste, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastucture Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration be directed to prepare a capital project profile that will describe the potential upgrading of the south boulevard of the eastbound lanes on 23 Avenue from Rabbit Hill Road to Terwillegar Drive, to an urban standard, and that it be considered for funding within a future supplementary capital budget and failing that, it be brought forward for consideration in the next capital budget.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

7.4

Multi-year Neighborhood Renewal - Update and Additional Information (D. Iveson/K. Krushell)

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. A. Laughlin and B. Stephenson, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

Copies of a handout provided by B. Zubot were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the June 26, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS0262, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Transmission Agreement EPCOR

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

1. That the June 26, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS8713, be received for information.

2. That the June 26, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS8713, remain private pursuant to sections 16, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:51 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk