SPECIAL UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


August 29, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, D. Iveson, A. Paquette
Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 15(3), Council Committees Bylaw 18156.

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Esslinger, A. Knack, S. McKeen
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        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.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

3.1        Waste Strategy - Comprehensive Waste Management

             Strategy - Waste Diversion Strategy                                               3

3.2        Waste Transition Plan                                                                        4

3.3        Single Unit Waste Set-out Business Case                                    4

3.4        Waste Services Supplemental Capital Budget

             Adjustment                                                                                            5

3.5        Bylaw 18590 - To Replace Bylaw 17555, the City of

             Edmonton Waste Management Bylaw                                           5

4.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           5

4.1        Contract Update                                                                                  6

5.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

9.1        City of Edmonton's Bylaw on littering in Public

             (A. Paquette)                                                                                          7

6.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillors B. Henderson called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the August 29, 2019, Special Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

 Additions:

  • 3.1  Waste Strategy – Comprehensive Waste Management Strategy – Waste Diversion Strategy 
  • 3.2  Waste Transition Plan 
  • 3.3  Single Unit Waste Set-out Business Case 
  • 3.4  Waste Services Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment 
  • 3.5  Bylaw 18590 – To Replace Bylaw 17555, the City of Edmonton Waste Management Bylaw 
  •  4.1  Contract Update

 

Replacement Pages:
 3.3  Single Unit Waste Set-out Business Case
   - Attachment 1

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

All items were selected.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

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

3.1  Waste Strategy – Comprehensive Waste Management Strategy – Waste Diversion Strategy 

      3.2  Waste Transition Plan 

3.3  Single Unit Waste Set-out Business Case 

3.4  Waste Services Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment 

3.5  Bylaw 18590 – To Replace Bylaw 17555, the City of Edmonton Waste Management Bylaw 

  • C. LaBossiere, Local Waste Services 
  • M. Kalmanovitch
  • M. Gorrie, Waste Free Edmonton
  • S. Stepchuk, Waste Free Edmonton
  • B. Francis, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
  • D. Oxford
  • C. Hantiuk, Alberta Waste Management Association
  • B. Streeper, Royal Management Services Inc.
  • K. Hillyer, Earth Warrior

 

 

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.

REPORTS

3.1

Waste Strategy - Comprehensive Waste Management Strategy - Waste Diversion Strategy

 

 

 

Items 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, M. Labrecque and
P. Misutka, City Operations, made a presentation.

C. LaBossiere, Local Waste Services; M. Kalmanovitch;
S. Stepchuk and M. Gorrie, Waste Free Edmonton;
B. Francis, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce; D. Oxford; C. Hantiuk, Alberta Waste Management Association;
K. Hillyer, Earth Warrior; B. Streeper, Royal Management Services, made presentations. C. LaBossiere; B. Streeper; C. Hantiuk; and M. Gorrie answered the Committee's questions.

A handout provided by S. Stepchuck was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, M. Labrecque,
P. Misutka, and R. Kos, City Operations; K. Knoblauch, Financial and Corporate Services; J. Meliefste, Deputy City Manager and P. Ladouceur, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions. J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That the 25-year Comprehensive Waste Management Strategy, as set out in Attachment 2, of the August 29, 2019, City Operations report CR_5829, be approved.
  2. That the cessation of new Commercial Waste Collection services be effective October 1, 2019, including commencement of the wind-down and transition of existing commercial collection accounts.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.2

Waste Transition Plan

 

 

 

Items 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 were dealt with together.  See item 3.1

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the August 29, 2019, City Operations report CR_7172, be received for information.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.3

Single Unit Waste Set-out Business Case

 

 

 

Items 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 were dealt with together. See item 3.1.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the Single Unit Set-out Business Case, as set out in Attachment 1 of the August 29, 2019, City Operations report CR_7173, be approved, subject to a memo to Council, prior to the September 9, 2019, City Council meeting, providing further details on the qualitative survey scores of the top-up option.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.4

Waste Services Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment

 

 

 

Items 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 were dealt with together. See item 3.1.

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Source Separated Organics Program profile in the amount of $51.5 million, as an amendment to the 2019-2022 Waste Services Capital Budget, as set out in Attachment 1 of the August 29, 2019, City Operations report CR_7174, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.5

Bylaw 18590 - To Replace Bylaw 17555, the City of Edmonton Waste Management Bylaw

 

 

 

Items 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 were dealt with together. See item 3.1

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 18590 be given the appropriate readings

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

4.

PRIVATE REPORTS

4.1

Contract Update

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Special Utility Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 16, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

Committee met in private at 3:02 p.m.

In Attendance:

  • B. Henderson (Councillor)
  • M. Walters (Councillor)
  • S. Hamilton (Councillor)
  • A. Paquette (Councillor
  • D. Iveson (Mayor)
  • A. Knack (Councillor)
  • J. Beckett, Utility Advisor
  • L. Cochrane, City Manager
  • D. Siebold, Meeting Clerk
  • R. Yusuf, Office of the City Clerk
  • G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations
  • S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development
  • C. Owen, Deputy City Manager, Communications and engagement
  • A. Laughlin, Acting Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services
  • M. Labrecque, City Operations, Subject matter expert
  • N. Kjelland, City Operations, Subject matter expert
  • P. Misutka, City Operations, Subject matter expert
  • K. Knoblauch, Financial and Corporate Services, Subject matter expert
  • M. Bohn, City Manager Office (Law)
  • S. Jackson, Communications and Engagement, Subject matter expert
  • E. Benedetto, Communications and Engagement, Subject matter expert
  • A. Delgado, Office of the City Manager (Law)
  • W. Johnston, Office of the City Manager (Law)
  • A. Giesbrecht, Office of the City Manager, Delegation

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 3:49 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

  1. That Attachment 5 be added to the August 29, 2019, City Operations report CR_7317.
  2. That Administration take the action outlined in Attachment 5.
  3. That the August 29, 2019, City Operations report CR_ 7317, remain private pursuant to sections 16 (disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party), 25 (disclosure harmful to economic and other interests of a public body) and 27 (privileged information) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

9.1

City of Edmonton's Bylaw on littering in Public (A. Paquette)

 

 

 

Councillor A. Paquette stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he will move the following:

 

That Administration provide a report to the appropriate Committee on the following:

  • A review of existing signage outlining City of Edmonton's bylaw on littering in public and options to increase signage where warranted, 
  • The feasibility of increasing the fine for public littering, 
  • Possible programs of litter reduction such as an "Adopt A Street Program," and 
  • A jurisdictional scan of successful littering prevention programs.

 

Notice of Motion Given: August 29, 2019, Special Utility Committee meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

6.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:08 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk