TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


May 18, 2010  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, *S. Mandel

*Committee Member pursuant to section 150 (2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillor B. Anderson
J. Charchun, 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                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS              2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

3.1        Louise McKinney Park Development Update (S.

             Mandel)                                                                                                   3

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

4.1        Early Transit Service Agreement                                                     3

4.2        Environmental Committee of Council                                            4

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

5.1        Transportation Master Plan Implementation and

             Progress Measures                                                                             4

5.2        Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board -

             Activity Report from Edmonton Representative                          4

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                5

6.1        Capital Project Management Controls (S. Mandel)                     5

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            5

7.1        Utilities Advisor for City Council                                                     5

7.2        Advisory Committee Member Appointments - River

             Valley Alliance                                                                                       6

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         6

8.1        Supplemental Information Request for Lighting

             Standards, Policy Requirements and Timelines for

             LED Technology Report (D. Iveson)                                               6

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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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 9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That the May 18, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the May 4, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate:

5.1, 5.2 and 6.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

6.1       Capital Project Management Controls (S. Mandel)

            10 a.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Louise McKinney Park Development Update (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

The City of Edmonton has been committed to developing Louise McKinney Park and has developed a concept plan for it. I would like Administration to provide a report on the following:

1. What is the status of the plan?

2. How much of the plan has been completed?

3. What is the breakdown of the costs that have been incurred in order to build the facilities?

4. What facilities are built and what facilities are still to be built?

5. What are the immediate plans and the capital allocations that are in place right now?

AMPW

 

Due Date: Aug. 24, 2010

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

Early Transit Service Agreement

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 3, 2010, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: Jun. 3, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

4.2

Environmental Committee of Council

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

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

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun. 15, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Transportation Master Plan Implementation and Progress Measures

 

 

 

B. Latte and S. McCabe, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That “The Way We Move:  Transportation Master Plan 2010 Implementation and Progress Measures,” as outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 of the April 21, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD9572, be approved.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

5.2

Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board - Activity Report from Edmonton Representative

 

 

 

M. Sherk, Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board – Scope and Autonomy Changes

That Administration work with the Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board (Edmonton) representative to pursue discussions with other Board representatives, particularly from Calgary and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, about changes made to the scope and autonomy of the Board, and provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee on the discussions.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Aug. 24, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

6.1

Capital Project Management Controls (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

M. Koziol, General Manager, C. Ward and B. Belcourt, Capital Construction Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the May 4, 2010, Capital Construction Department report 2010CC7804 be received for information.

Capital Construction

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Iveson

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Utilities Advisor for City Council

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

1.  That the Transportation and Public Works Committee conduct interviews of the two proponents identified in Attachment 1 of the May 11, 2010, Office of the City Auditor report 2010OCA009.

2.  That the Transportation and Public Works Committee use the Candidate Interview Guide included as Attachment 2 of the May 11, 2010, Office of the City Auditor report 2010OCA009, and provide the results of those interviews to the Office of the City Auditor.

3.  That the Chair of the Transportation and Public Works Committee call a special meeting to conduct the interviews of the two proponents.

4.  That the May 11, 2010, Office of the City Auditor report 2010OCA009 remain private pursuant to sections 23, 24, 25, and 29 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

City Auditor

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

7.2

Advisory Committee Member Appointments - River Valley Alliance

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That the individuals recommended for appointment to the River Valley Alliance Advisory Committee, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the May 6, 2010, Corporate Services Department report 2010COC076, be appointed for a term ending May 31, 2012.

2. That the May 6, 2010, Corporate Services Department report 2010COC076 remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

8.1

Supplemental Information Request for Lighting Standards, Policy Requirements and Timelines for LED Technology Report (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

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

That Administration return with the following information as part of the Lighting Standards, Policy Requirements and Timelines for LED Technology report due at Transportation and Public Works Committee in November of 2010:

 

1. An estimate of the incremental capital and operating costs of moving to the higher Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) guideline from, for example, a 1940s or 1950s lighting pattern (e.g. Parkallen or Meadowlark), versus replicating the existing pattern during renewal.

 

2. What, if any, kind of informed consent the residents of a given project area within a neighbourhood could provide to the City (i.e. petition and/or waiver) to have the previous level of lighting maintained during neighbourhood renewal.

 

3. An estimate of the potential scale of risks that might arise from claims associated with implementing a lower standard, or a grandfathered approach to the lighting design, as opposed to shifting the design to the TAC guidelines, including reference to relevant case law involving governments in similar circumstances.

 

4. Explain the circumstances under which cities such as Ottawa adhere to a lower standard and, if possible, what risks this has exposed them to. Is there immunity afforded if a municipality adopts a lower light standard as a matter of policy?

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:35 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk