TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 27, 2013  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, *S. Mandel
* Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, T. Caterina
A. Sinclair, 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                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

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        Arterial Mill and Overlay Program - 2013

             Implementation (A. Sohi)                                                                    3

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

5.          STATUS REPORT - NONE                                                                4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Edmonton's Urban Traffic Noise Policy Update                         4

6.2        Saskatchewan Drive Retaining Structure - 101

             Street to 90 Avenue - Budget Adjustment                                     4

6.3        Speed Management and Community Traffic Management

             Initiatives                                                                                                5

6.4        Development of the Maple Ridge Industrial Lands -

             Status Update                                                                                       5

6.5        Strategies and Funding Sources for Roadway

             Improvements in Winterburn and Other Industrial

             Areas - Status Update                                                                         5

6.6        Open Tenders $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of

             GST) as at February 27, 2013 - Project:  The

             Quarters Streetscape Phase 1                                                          6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

7.1        Paint Finishes on the Northbound and Southbound

             Low Level Bridges (A. Sohi)                                                              6

7.2        Industrial Land Development (S. Mandel)                                     6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE                                                            7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

               NOTICE                                                                                                 7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the February 27, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Addition:

6.6   Open Tenders $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at February 27,2013 - Project: The Quarters Streetscape Phase 1

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the February 13, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

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, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 and 7.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

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

6.1    Edmonton's Urban Traffic Noise Policy Update

  • P. Dodson
  • A. Khan

7.2    Industrial Land Development (S. Mandel)

  • D. Eggert, Urban Development Institute

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific as the first item of business:

7.2   Industrial Land Development (S. Mandel)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, S. Mandel

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Pothole Repairs – Arterial Roadways (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the combination of early snowfall and freeze/thaw conditions, road conditions this spring have required an increased effort to address pothole repairs, particularly on arterial roadways. In past years with this combination of winter conditions, the City has undertaken a program of mill and overlay to address deteriorated roadways and ensure that the life of roadway infrastructure is cost effectively extended.

Please provide a report to Transportation Committee to further refer to the March 20, 2013, City Council meeting, if appropriate, that outlines city wide locations for an arterial mill and overlay program of $10 to $12 million that could be implemented in 2013.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 13, 2013

 

 

 

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

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Edmonton's Urban Traffic Noise Policy Update

 

 

 

A. Jones, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

P. Dodson, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. A. Khan, made a presentation. Copies of a document provided by A. Khan were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Urban Traffic Noise Policy C506A, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the February 27, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS7714, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

6.2

Saskatchewan Drive Retaining Structure - 101 Street to 90 Avenue - Budget Adjustment

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Geo Edmonton Rehabilitation Capital Project Profile 12-66-1950, Attachment 1 of the February 27, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS0501, be adjusted to increase budget approval by $1.7 million for the Saskatchewan Drive Retaining Structure, 101 Street to 90 Avenue, with funding from unallocated pay as you go funding available from the October 31, 2012, Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Speed Management and Community Traffic Management Initiatives

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the February 27, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS6787, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, E. Gibbons

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

6.4

Development of the Maple Ridge Industrial Lands - Status Update

 

 

 

Items 6.4, 6.5 and 7.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

Refer to Item 7.2.

 

6.5

Strategies and Funding Sources for Roadway Improvements in Winterburn and Other Industrial Areas - Status Update

 

 

 

Items 6.4, 6.5 and 7.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

Refer to Item 7.2.

 

6.6

Open Tenders $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at February 27, 2013 - Project:  The Quarters Streetscape Phase 1

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the tender project as outlined in Attachment 1 of the February 27, 2013, Corporate Services report 2013COP003, be approved and that all relevant agreements be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Corporate Svcs.

City Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Paint Finishes on the Northbound and Southbound Low Level Bridges (A. Sohi)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the February 27, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS2874, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

7.2

Industrial Land Development (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Items 6.4, 6.5 and 7.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

R. Sloan and W. Trocenko, Sustainable Development, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

D. Eggert, Urban Development Institute, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

R. G. Klassen, General Manager, and S. Mackie, Sustainable Development; and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Copies of a document provided by Councillor E. Gibbons were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Industrial Development – Financial Strategy, Tax Strategy, Organizational Structure and Funding Options

That Administration provide a report to the May 1, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting, regarding the development of a financial strategy for industrial development in the City of Edmonton, including provisions regarding a tax strategy, organizational structure to facilitate growth, opportunities for the city to invest in land development strategy (funding options), and steps to protect the City’s industrial tax base.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: May 1, 2013

 

 

 

W. Trocenko, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, S. Mandel

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi asked whether there were any Notices of Motions. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:02 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk