UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


August 23, 2018  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

T. Cartmell, J. Dziadyk, A. Knack, S. McKeen, M. Walters
L. Cochrane, City Manager
D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk
R. Yusuf, 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.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      3

             Blatchford District Energy System - Feasibility

             of Using Biogas                                                                                    4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Citizen feedback on Additional Residential Waste

             Diversion Programs                                                                            4

5.2        Zero Waste Target Analysis                                                             4

5.3        Economic Analysis - 2019 - 2021 Utility Budget                          4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Waste Services Business Plan                                                        5

6.2        Waste Services: 25-year Strategic Outlook,

             Project Overview                                                                                  5

6.3        Alternate Collection and Diversion Options for

             Grass, Leaf and Yard Waste                                                              5

6.4        Source-Separated Organics Pilot                                                   6

6.5        Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sector

             Strategic Review and Next Steps                                                    6

6.6        Extended Producer Responsibility                                                7

6.7        Reduction and/or Elimination Mechanisms of Single

             Use Plastics                                                                                           7

6.8        Strategies - Food Waste Reduction                                                8

6.9        EPCOR Water Services - E.L. Smith  Solar Power

             Project                                                                                                     9

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                10

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 




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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 S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the June 8, 2018, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the August 23, 2018, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

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

 

 

 

All items were selected for debate.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

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

6.1 Waste Services Business Plan

  • J. Twyman

6.5 Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sector Strategic Review and Next Steps

  • C. Powell, Elevated Enviro


6.7 Reduction and/or Elimination Mechanisms of Single Use Plastics

  • M. Kalmanovitch, Waste-Free Edmonton
  • R. Wolfert

6.9 EPCOR Water Services - E.L. Smith Solar Power Project

  • E. Gormley
  • C. Richmond
  • P. Cotterill, Edmonton River Valley Conservation Coalition

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

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.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

 

Blatchford District Energy System - Feasibility of Using Biogas

 

 

 

Re-routed to: August 27, 2018, Executive Committee

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Citizen feedback on Additional Residential Waste Diversion Programs

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 2019, be approved.

City Ops.

Due Date:
Feb. 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Zero Waste Target Analysis

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 2019, be approved.

City Ops.

Due Date:
Feb. 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.3

Economic Analysis - 2019 - 2021 Utility Budget

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 25, 2018, be approved.

 

Financial and Corporate svcs.

Due Date:
Oct. 25, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Waste Services Business Plan

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, City Manager; M. Labrecque and G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations, made presentations.

J. Twyman made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

L. Cochrane, City Manager; M. Labrecque, G. Cebryk, and P. Misutka, City Operations; and K. Knoblauch, Financial and Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

6.2

Waste Services: 25-year Strategic Outlook, Project Overview

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

6.3

Alternate Collection and Diversion Options for Grass, Leaf and Yard Waste

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Administration bring back further analysis on options 2 and 3 as presented in the August 23, 2018, City Operations report CR_5826, as part of the composter business case to the October 25, 2018, Utility Committee meeting.

City Ops.


Due Date:
Oct. 25, 2018

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration launch and operate the grass, leaf and yard waste program in the second quarter of 2019 with an enhanced education and awareness campaign for residents to allow time to adapt to the new program prior to the enforcement of new bylaw provisions beginning in 2020.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Source-Separated Organics Pilot

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the proposed source separated organics testing phase as presented in the August 23, 2018, City Operations report CR_5832, be approved.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sector Strategic Review and Next Steps

 

 

 

C. Powell, Elevated Enviro, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

M. Labrecque, G. Cebryk, and P. Misutka, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sector Strategic Review – Update

That Administration:

1.    Conduct detailed engagement with the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sector, to inform a new strategic plan for its non-regulated businesses including commercial collections and commercial self-haul, and return to Utility Committee in February, 2019, with results from this engagement.

2.    Consider options for revising the business model of the current Construction and Demolition Waste processing operations, and return to Utility Committee in February, 2019, with recommendations on options for proceeding.

Bylaw - To Replace Bylaw 17555, the City of Edmonton Waste Management Bylaw

3.    That Administration return to Utility Committee in June 2019 with recommendations to revise the Non-Regulated Waste Strategy and corresponding policies and the Waste Management Bylaw (Bylaw No. 17555) based on all related findings.

4.    That Attachment 1 of the August 23, 2018, City Operations report CR_6217 remain private pursuant to sections 24 (advice from officials) and 25 (disclosure harmful to economic and other interests of a public body) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

City Ops.

 


Due by:
February 2019
















 

Due by:
June 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

Extended Producer Responsibility

 

 

 

M. Labrecque, G. Cebryk, and P. Misutka, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

Extended Producer Responsibility - Information Update

That Administration bring a report to Utility Committee explaining

a.    the scope of the City of Edmonton’s legal authority to impose Extended Producer Responsibility rules within the City’s municipal boundaries,

b.     the specific gaps in current legislation related to Extended Producer Responsibility and

c.    opportunities for the City to work with regional partners on continued advocacy and strategies.

City Ops.

 

Due by: March 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.7

Reduction and/or Elimination Mechanisms of Single Use Plastics

 

 

 

M. Kalmanovitch, Waste-Free Edmonton, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, made a presentation.

M. Labrecque and P. Misutka, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Plastic Waste Reduction

That Administration provide a report on the most effective tools and strategies to further the reduction of single use plastics as observed in other jurisdictions, and a strategy to convince the public to employ these tools and strategies.
(Clerk’s note: Rescinded at the Feb. 1, 2019, Utility Committee meeting.)

City Ops.



Due by:
March 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.8

Strategies - Food Waste Reduction

 

 

 

M. Labrecque and P. Misutka, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Community Food Waste Reduction Strategy

That Administration conduct further analysis on the most effective way for the City of Edmonton and the commercial sector to participate in a community food waste reduction strategy and report back to Utility Committee with a recommended approach.
(Clerk’s note: Rescinded at the Feb. 1, 2019, Utility Committee meeting.)

City Ops.

 

Due by:
March 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.9

EPCOR Water Services - E.L. Smith  Solar Power Project

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee hear from the following speakers:

  • R. Feroe, Edmonton River Valley Conservation Coalition
  • H. Voogd, North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Soceity

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

A. Paquette

 

 

 

G. Bridgeman, C. Bonneville and C. Piercey, EPCOR; and
D. Bruce, HDR Corporation, made presentations.

E. Gormley; C. Richmond; P. Cotterill; R. Feroe, Edmonton River Valley Conservation Coalition; H. Voogd, North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society, made presentations. C. Richmond and H. Voogd, answered the Committee's questions.

 

Handouts provided by E. Gormley; C. Richmond; R. Feroe; and H. Voogd were distributed to Members of Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

G. Bridgeman, C. Bonneville, and C. Piercey, EPCOR; and
D. Bruce, HDR Corporation, answered the Committee's questions.

J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the August 23, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6232, be received for information.

Financial and Corporate 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 whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk