UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 26, 2016  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, *D. Iveson, M. Walters

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A.   A. Knack, M. Nickel
L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager
A. Giesbrecht, Deputy City Clerk
T. Orbell, 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

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

5.1        Drainage Work Status Report - West Jasper Place                    3

5.2        Approval of Single Source Purchase - Drainage

             Services Pumps                                                                                   4

5.3        North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance                                    4

5.4        Seasonal Drainage Rate Differential                                              5

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                5

6.1        Mill woods Double Barrel-SESS SA1B/C Project -

             Project History and Status (M. Nickel)                                            5

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           6

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   6

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  6

 

 

 

 

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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
9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the February 26, 2016, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the October 29, 2015, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Deputy City Clerk, Director of Governance and Legislative Services

 

 

 

A. Giesbrecht, Deputy City Clerk, introduced and welcomed Denis Beaudry who will be replacing her effective March 14, 2016.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

All items were selected for debate.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee hear from the following speaker:

5.1 Drainage Work Status Report - West Jasper Place

·         I. Blain, West Jasper Sherwood Community League

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Vegetation Benefits (M. Walters)

 

 

Can Administration provide a report on native vegetation including:

·         The ways in which lawns that have been converted to natural vegetation produce environmental benefits, including benefits to the City's Utility and storm water management systems.

·         Mechanisms that could be used to incentivize or reward homeowners on how to convert their lawns to natural vegetation.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
May 27, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Drainage Work Status Report - West Jasper Place

 

 

 

T. Wyman, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation.

I. Blain, West Jasper Sherwood Community League, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

T. Wyman and B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities; and A. Laughlin, Acting General Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the February 26, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_3327, be received for information.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

5.2

Approval of Single Source Purchase - Drainage Services Pumps

 

 

 

B. Latte and S. Lodewyk, Financial Services and Utilities;
T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer;
L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager; and A. Giesbrecht, Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That a single source agreement between the City of Edmonton and Xylem for the purchase of a new wastewater pumps and pump parts in the amount of
$2.5 million over a period of five years be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Financial Svcs. & Utilities 

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Walters

 

5.3

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

 

 

 

B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the March 15, 2016, City Council meeting:

That the City Manager appoint a City of Edmonton representative to act as a non-voting liaison to the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, board of directors.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Walters

 

5.4

Seasonal Drainage Rate Differential

 

 

 

B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the February 26, 2016, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_3366, be received for information.

Financial Svcs. & Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Walters

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

6.1

Mill woods Double Barrel-SESS SA1B/C Project - Project History and Status (M. Nickel)

 

 

 

A. Laughlin, Acting General Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  T. Wyman, C. Yong and
B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities; and L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the February 26, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_3326, be received for information.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Walters

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk