UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 25, 2018  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

M. Walters, *B. Henderson, S. Hamilton, **A. Paquette, ***D. Iveson

*Councillor B. Henderson was absent for a portion of the meeting due to City Business.
**Councillor A. Paquette was absent without notice.
***Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 15(3), Council Committees Bylaw 18156

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

T. Cartmell, A. Knack, M. Nickel
L. Cochrane, City Manager

K. Gibson, 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                                                                                      3

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             3

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      3

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       4

             Citizen feedback on Additional Residential Waste

             Diversion Programs                                                                            4

             Zero Waste Target Analysis                                                              4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Economic Analysis - 2019-2021 Utility Budget                            4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water Services and

            Wastewater Treatment:  2018 Annual Plan -

            Mid-Year Update                                                                                    4

6.2       EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Services:

            2018 Annual Plan - Mid-Year Update                                               5

6.3       EPCOR Water Services Inc. -  Drainage Odour

             Mitigation Strategy Update                                                                6

6.4        Building a Mitigation Risk-Based Analysis - Next

             Steps and Public Engagement Approaches                                6

6.5        Blatchford Utility Proposed 2019-2022 Budget                           7

6.6        Bylaw 17943 - Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility                  7

6.7        Downtown District Energy Initiative - Project

             Update                                                                                                    7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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Carried

 

 

 

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Action

 

Carried

Postponed

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters called the meeting to order at
9:33 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the October 25, 2018, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Addition:

6.4 Building a Mitigation Risk-Based Analysis - Next Steps and Public Engagement Approaches

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, A. Paquette

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the following items be postponed to the November 16, 2018, Utility Committee meeting:

·         6.5 - Blatchford Utility Proposed 2019-2022 Budget

·         6.6 - Bylaw 17943 - Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility

·         6.7 - Downtown District Energy Initiative – Project Update

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due Date:
Nov 16, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, A. Paquette

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, 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 and 6.4.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

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

6.1  EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water Services and Wastewater Treatment:  2018 Annual Plan - Mid-Year Update

  • C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada – Edmonton

 

6.3 EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Odour Mitigation Strategy Update

  • F. Anderson

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

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

 

Citizen feedback on Additional Residential Waste Diversion Programs

 

 

 

Revised Due Date: February 2019 (approved at the August 23, 2018, Utility Committee meeting)

 

 

Zero Waste Target Analysis

 

 

 

Revised Due Date: February 2019 (approved at the August 23, 2018, Utility Committee meeting)

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Economic Analysis - 2019-2021 Utility Budget

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 16, 2018, be approved.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

Due Date:
Nov 16, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water Services and Wastewater Treatment:  2018 Annual Plan - Mid-Year Update

 

 

 

C. Piercey, G. Bridgeman, S. Thomas, and S. Craik, EPCOR, made presentations.

 

C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada – Edmonton, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

C. Piercey, G. Bridgeman, S. Thomas, and S. Craik, EPCOR, answered the Committee's questions.

 

J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the October 25, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6422, be received for information.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

6.2

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Services:  2018 Annual Plan - Mid-Year Update

 

 

 

J. Middleton, EPCOR, made a presentation.

 

J. Middleton, R. Brown and A. Rosychuk, EPCOR, answered the Committee's questions.

 

J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the October 25, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6423, be received for information.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

6.3

EPCOR Water Services Inc. -  Drainage Odour Mitigation Strategy Update

 

 

 

R. Brown, EPCOR, made a presentation.

 

F. Anderson made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

R. Brown and A. Rosychuk, EPCOR, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Business Case – Options and Recommendations

That Administration work with EPCOR and return to Utility Committee with a detailed business case, considering the scenarios outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 25, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6426, and return with options and recommendations.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

Due by:
Jun. 28, 2019

 

 

 

K. Gibson, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Building a Mitigation Risk-Based Analysis - Next Steps and Public Engagement Approaches

 

 

 

S. Stanley, S. Ancel, and M. Kennedy, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the October 25, 2018, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_5157, be received for information.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Blatchford Utility Proposed 2019-2022 Budget

 

 

 

Postponed to November 16, 2018. See item 1.2.

 

6.6

Bylaw 17943 - Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility

 

 

 

Postponed to November 16, 2018. See item 1.2.

 

6.7

Downtown District Energy Initiative - Project Update

 

 

 

Postponed to November 16, 2018. See item 1.2.

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor M. Walters asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:09 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk