TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 23, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

K. Krushell, *D. Iveson, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

*Councillor D. Iveson was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 151(1), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

B. Henderson

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Anderson, D. Loken, J. Batty, K. Diotte
L. Sahli, 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                                                                                      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.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING       4

4.1        Scona Road Project - Status Update                                             4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

5.1        Southeast and West LRT Line - Source of Funding

             and Phasing Schedule                                                                       4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Natural Areas 2010 Annual Report                                                 5

6.2        Alternative Transit Service Model                                                   5

6.3        Cost-effective and Innovative Transit Solutions

             for New Neighbourhoods – Development Industry

             Opportunities                                                                                        6

6.4        Framework for Transit Funding Needs Associated

             with Service Requirements                                                               6

6.5        City Auditor's Transit Recommendations and

             Implementation Update                                                                      6

6.6        Quarterly Update on Trenchless Project Proposals

             - Drainage Services, Design and Construction -

             October 1 to December 31, 2010                                                      7

6.7        Open Tenders $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of

             GST) as at February 7, 2011                                                              7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

7.1        Restriction of Pesticides (L. Sloan/D. Iveson/K.

             Leibovici)                                                                                                8

7.2        Tree Planting Initiatives (K. Leibovici)                                            9

7.3        Current Status and Opportunities for Landfill at

             12707 - 170 Street (K. Leibovici/L. Sloan)                                    10

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

8.1        Civic Agency Recruitment – Chair Interview and

             Short Listing                                                                                       10

8.2        Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park - Innovative

             Approaches                                                                                         11

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      11

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                11

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

 

ITEM

 

DECISION

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

 

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

 

Councillor K. Krushell called the meeting to order at
9:30 a.m.

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the February 23, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the February 8, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

Edmonton Public School Board Trustees (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson, welcomed C. Johner, H. MacKenzie and M. Janz, Edmonton Public School Board Trustees, attending to observe the City of Edmonton's Procedures and Committee's bylaw and governance process.

 

 

 

Westglen (K. Krushell)

 

 

 

 

 

On behalf of Transportation and Public Works Committee, Councillor K. Krushell welcomed grade 1 students of

Westglen School and their teacher, Ms. Bateman, from Ward 6.

 

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, 6.7, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1 and 8.2.

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

 

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee hear from the following speakers and that item 7.1 be heard in panels:

7.1   Restriction of Pesticides (L. Sloan/D. Iveson/K. Leibovici)

* G. Keays, Alberta Health Services

* P. MacLeod, CropLife Canada

* E. Kelly, Industrial Vegetation Management Association

* T. Pulfer

* C. Dodd, Edmonton Naturalization Group

* C. Mills

* D. Montgomery

* R. Feroe

* C. Richmond, Seirra Club Canada – Edmonton

* E. Rodway, Canadian Cancer Society

* S. Hawkins, Canadian Cancer Society

* E. Beaubien, Pesticide Free Edmonton Coalition

* N. Bowles, Landscape Alberta

* L. Heidt, Weed Man Lawn Care

* M. Badger

* A Jenson

* B. Gibson, Lanta

* L. Radomske

* G. G. Rankin

* S. McKinnon, Crop Sector Working Group

           

7.2    Tree Planting Initiatives (K. Leibovici)

* P. Murphy, Tree Canada

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specific.

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

 

4.1

Scona Road Project - Status Update

 

 

 

 

Due:  March 8, 2011

 

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

 

5.1

Southeast and West LRT Line - Source of Funding and Phasing Schedule

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 12, 2011, be approved

 

Finance & Treas.

 

Due Date: Apr. 12, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

6.

REPORTS

 

6.1

Natural Areas 2010 Annual Report

 

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and B. Sander, Natural Areas Advisory Committee, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. I. Miller, Natural Areas Advisory Committee, made a presentation. G. Pearsell, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the February 23, 2011, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2011PW7743 be received for information.

AMPW

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

6.2

Alternative Transit Service Model

 

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

 

K. Koropeski, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the February 23, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD7770rev be received for information. 

Transportation

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

6.3

Cost-effective and Innovative Transit Solutions for New Neighbourhoods – Development Industry Opportunities

 

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the February 23, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD6545rev be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

6.4

Framework for Transit Funding Needs Associated with Service Requirements

 

 

 

 

K. Koropeski and C. Stolte, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the February 23, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD8464 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

6.5

City Auditor's Transit Recommendations and Implementation Update

 

 

 

 

K. Koropeski and C. Stolte, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

Transit Fare Structure and Three-year Model

That Administration provide a report to the October 4, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting, updating the Committee on the status of outstanding City Auditor Transit recommendations regarding fare structure and the three-year model.

Transportation

 

Due Date: Oct. 4, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

6.6

Quarterly Update on Trenchless Project Proposals - Drainage Services, Design and Construction - October 1 to December 31, 2010

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the February 23, 2011, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2011PW4764 be received for information.

AMPW

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

6.7

Open Tenders $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at February 7, 2011

 

 

 

 

D. Lajeunesse, Corporate Services Department;
W. Mandryk and B. Belcourt, Capital Construction Department; and D. Geake, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That Administration award the tender projects, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the February 23, 2011, Corporate Services Department report 2011COP003 and enter into all relevant agreements, such tenders to be in accordance with Administration’s normal tendering guidelines.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

7.1

Restriction of Pesticides (L. Sloan/D. Iveson/K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department; L. Hanson, Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency; and J. McIntosh, Alberta Environment, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. C. Saunders, Asset Management and Public Works Department, made a presentation.

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee hear from D. Corry, United Agri Products, for item 7.1.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Krushell, D. Iveson, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, T. Caterina

 

 

 

G. Keays, Alberta Health Services; P. MacLeod, CropLife Canada; T. Pulfer;  D. Montgomery;  C. Richmond, Seirra Club Canada – Edmonton; E. Rodway and S. Hawkins, Canadian Cancer Society; N. Bowles, Landscape Alberta; B. Gibson, Lanta; L. Radomske; G. G. Rankin; A Jenson;
L. Heidt, Weed Man Lawn Care; and M. Badger made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

E. Kelly, Industrial Vegetation Management Association;
C. Dodd, Edmonton Naturalization Group; C. Mills;
R. Feroe; E. Beaubien, Pesticide Free Edmonton Coalition; S. McKinnon, Crop Sector Working Group; and D. Corry, United Agri Products, made presentations.

Documents provided by C. Dodd, Edmonton Naturalization Group; C. Mills; E. Rodway, Canadian Cancer Society; E. Beaubien; and N. Bowles, Landscape Alberta, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

Statistics, Opportunities and Advocacy for Non-essential Pesticide Use

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee with additional information on:

a) up to date statistics on the performance of the pesticide-free control sites and whether more work is needed to improve their condition

b) opportunities to go further within the Integrated Pest Management framework to further reduce the amount of pesticides, including strategic opportunities, to create more pesticide-free sites

c) a survey of other large Canadian municipalities that ban or restrict non-essential pesticide use, including the service level and cost changes at each municipality, as well as qualitative data on public turf performance

d) the potential for advocacy to the provincial government for a review of the pesticide ingredients banned in other provincial jurisdictions, and determine applicability in Alberta 

AMPW

 

Due Date: Sep. 20, 2011

 

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

7.2

Tree Planting Initiatives (K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

 

L. Brenneis and D. Costigan, Asset Management and Public Works Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

P. Murphy, Tree Canada, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

A document provided by P. Murphy, Tree Canada, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Initiatives and Proposed Strategies for Tree Planting

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee:

a) identifying the tree planting initiatives currently ongoing in Edmonton

b) proposing a strategy for improving the coordination of tree planting initiatives, in a manner similar to the Capital City Cleanup initiative, including community engagement and corporate sponsorship strategies

c) assessing the possibility of merging the current tree-planting initiatives in to the Edmonton Bloom Council initiative.

AMPW

 

Due Date:  Jul. 12, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

7.3

Current Status and Opportunities for Landfill at 12707 - 170 Street (K. Leibovici/L. Sloan)

 

 

 

 

T. Ford, Planning and Development Department; and
C. Ward, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

Future Uses of the Landfill Site at 12707-170 street and Ongoing discussions

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee updating the Committee on the ongoing discussions for future uses of the landfill site operated by Waste Management Incorporated at 12707-170 street.

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Oct. 4, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

 

8.1

Civic Agency Recruitment – Chair Interview and Short Listing

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:35 a.m., pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 12:09 p.m.

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the Civic Agency Recruitment – Chair Interview and Short Listing verbal report, be received for information and remain private pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

B. Henderson

 

 

8.2

Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park - Innovative Approaches

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:35 a.m., pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 12:09 p.m.

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the February 23, 2011, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2011PW8980 be received for information and remain private pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

AMPW

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson

 

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

 

Councillor K. Krushell asked whether there were any Notices of Motions. There were none.

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:54 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk