UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


November 1, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

T. Cartmell, B. Esslinger, A. Knack
K. Gibson, Office of the City Clerk
C. Kaspick, 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                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       3

5.          STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE                3

5.1        Community Composting Pilot                                                          3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Non-Routine

             Adjustment to Drainage Utility Rates for

             Stormwater Integrated Resource Plan -

             Non-Statutory Public Hearing                                                          3

6.2        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Non-Routine

             Adjustment to Drainage Utility Rates for

             Corrosion and Odour Reduction Strategy -

             Non-Statutory Public Hearing                                                          4

6.3        Water Services Franchise Agreement - City of

             Edmonton and EPCOR Water Services Inc.                                 4

6.4        Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility -  2020

             Annual Rate Filing                                                                               5

6.5        Bylaw 19062 To Amend Bylaw 17943 Blatchford

             Renewable Energy Utility, Amendment No. 1                               5

6.6        Blatchford Utility Rate Analysis Scenarios                                   5

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   6

10.        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 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the November 1, 2019, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the September 27, 2019, Utility Committee meeting minutes be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

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, and 6.6.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

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

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE

5.1

Community Composting Pilot

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 24, 2020, be approved.

City Ops.

Due Date:
April 24, 2020

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Non-Routine Adjustment to Drainage Utility Rates for Stormwater Integrated Resource Plan - Non-Statutory Public Hearing

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

R. Brown, EPCOR; and J. Olsen, Financial and Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Non-Routine Adjustment to drainage utility rates for the Stormwater Integrated Resource Plan be approved and included in drainage rates charged by EPCOR Water Services Inc. to City of Edmonton customers effective January 1, 2020, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 1, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_7558.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.2

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Non-Routine Adjustment to Drainage Utility Rates for Corrosion and Odour Reduction Strategy - Non-Statutory Public Hearing

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Non-Routine Adjustment to drainage utility rates for the Corrosion and Odour Reduction Strategy be approved and included in drainage rates charged by EPCOR Water Services Inc. to City of Edmonton customers effective January 1, 2020, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 1, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_7559.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.3

Water Services Franchise Agreement - City of Edmonton and EPCOR Water Services Inc.

 

 

 

B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That a Water Services Agreement between the City of Edmonton and EPCOR Water Services Inc. effective January 1, 2020, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 1, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_7556, be approved and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Water Services Franchise Fee Agreements

That Administration conduct a high level study outlining the rationale behind franchise fee agreements, and provide a report to Committee.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.


Due Date:

June 26, 2020

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.4

Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility - 2020 Annual Rate Filing

 

 

 

Items 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6 were dealt with together.

C. Felske, Integrated Infrastructure Services; and B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services, made a presentation.

J. Meliefste, Acting Deputy City Manager, C. Felske, T. Lumsden, B. Latte, Integrated Infrastructure Services; A. Laughlin, Acting Deputy City Manager, B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services; and J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee’s questions. 

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility 2020 Annual Rate Filing, as set out in Attachment 1 of the November 1, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_7283, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

 

Blatchford District Energy Utility Fiscal Policy C597 Review

That Administration review the Blatchford District Energy Utility Fiscal Policy C597 to create more flexibility by refining when to use the pegged rate or a smooth increase, and provide a report to Committee.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.


Due Date:

June 26, 2020

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.5

Bylaw 19062 - To Amend Bylaw 17943 Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility, Amendment No. 1

 

 

Items 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 19062 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.6

Blatchford Utility Rate Analysis Scenarios

 

 

Items 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the November 1, 2019, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_7077, be received for information.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk