TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


September 6, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors A. Sohi, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, K. Diotte, L. Sloan
L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk
C. Johnston, 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 -

               AVAILABLE ONLY AT WWW.EDMONTON.CA/MEETINGS      4

4.1        Bylaw 15858 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 53              5

4.2        Bylaw 15859 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 54              5

4.3        Bylaw 15860 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 55              5

4.4        Bylaw 15861 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 56              5

4.5        Bylaw 15862 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 57              6

4.6        Bylaw 15863 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 58              6

4.7        Public Surveys and Possible Draft Amendments - 40

             km/hr Speed Limit                                                                                6

4.8        Speed Reduction Enforcement, Design,

             Considerations and Recommendations                                        6

4.9        Gravel or Cold-mix Asphalt Roads Current Service

             Levels                                                                                                      6

5.          STATUS REPORT - NONE                                                                 6

4.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        Snow and Ice Program Peer Review                                              6

6.2        Snow and Ice Control Policy - C409G Review                             7

6.3        Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks                                      13

6.4        Streets and Neighbourhood Design

             Considerations/Approaches - Snow Removal                          14

6.5        Snow Storage Sites Evaluation                                                     14

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         15

7.1        Transit Service to International Airport                                       15

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      15

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                15

 

 

 

 

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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
9:33 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the September 6, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the August 23, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

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 7.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the following items be dealt with together:

*6.1     Snow and Ice Program Peer Review

*6.2     Snow and Ice Control Policy - C409G Review

*6.3     Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks

*6.4     Streets and Neighbourhood Design   Considerations/Approaches - Snow Removal

*6.5     Snow Storage Sites Evaluation

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hear from the following speakers in a panel, on items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5:

* P. Shaver, Urban Development Institute

* J. Brown, Sherrick Management Ltd.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Prevention of Build-up on Recreational Sidewalks Surrounding Storm Water Lakes (E. Gibbons)

 

 

I have had complaints regarding injuries due to build-up of ice and slime on the recreational sidewalks surrounding storm water lakes. I would like to request that Administration provide a report regarding the following:

Is there a way to construct a system to prevent the build-up of ice and slime on the recreational sidewalks surrounding storm water lakes in Edmonton?

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Jan. 2012

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - AVAILABLE ONLY AT WWW.EDMONTON.CA/MEETINGS

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Councillor K. Krushell be allowed to make a Motion Without Notice regarding revised due dates, for items 4.1 – 4.8.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the following items previously scheduled for the September 20, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting, be brought to the October 4, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting:

  • 4.1- Bylaw 15858 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 53
  • 4.2 - Bylaw 15859 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 54
  • 4.3 - Bylaw 15860 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 55
  • 4.4 - Bylaw 15861 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 56
  • 4.5 - Bylaw 15862 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 57
  • 4.6 - Bylaw 15863 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 58
  • 4.7 - Public Surveys and Possible Draft Amendments - 40 km/hr Speed Limit
  • 4.8 - Speed Reduction Enforcement, Design, Considerations and Recommendations

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Oct. 4, 2011.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

4.1

Bylaw 15858 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 53

 

 

 

New Due Date:  October 4, 2011

 

4.2

Bylaw 15859 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 54

 

 

 

New Due Date:  October 4, 2011

 

4.3

Bylaw 15860 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 55

 

 

              New Due Date:  October 4, 2011

 

4.4

Bylaw 15861 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 56

 

 

 

New Due Date:  October 4, 2011

 

4.5

Bylaw 15862 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 57

 

 

 

New Due Date:  October 4, 2011

 

4.6

Bylaw 15863 - Speed Zone Bylaw Amendment No. 58

 

 

 

New Due Date:  October 4, 2011

 

4.7

Public Surveys and Possible Draft Amendments - 40 km/hr Speed Limit

 

 

 

New Due Date:  October 4, 2011

 

4.8

Speed Reduction Enforcement, Design, Considerations and Recommendations

 

 

 

New Due Date:  October 4, 2011

 

4.9

Gravel or Cold-mix Asphalt Roads Current Service Levels

 

 

 

Due Date: September 20, 2011

 

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Snow and Ice Program Peer Review

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5 were dealt with together.

S. Farbrother, City Manager; R. Jestin, City of Calgary; and B. Dunford, Transportation Services, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

P. Shaver, Urban Development Institute; and J. Brown, Sherrick Management Ltd., made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

B. Boutilier, General Manager, and B. Stephenson, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions. 

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

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the September 6, 2011, Office of the City Manager report 2011CMO005 be received for information.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.2

Snow and Ice Control Policy - C409G Review

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Transportation and infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the September 6, 2011, Transportation Services report 2011TS6162 be approved, with the following changes:

a)     add a review period of one year after implementation

b)     at the end of the purpose statement, immediately after the word "environment" add "and providing excellent customer/citizen service"

c)      under the heading Residential Blading, in the first bullet, delete "a 5 cm snow pack” and replace with “bare pavement (with windrows)"

d)     under the heading Snow Removal, in the second bullet, delete “once per winter” and replace with “as required"

e)     under the heading Roadway Plowing, in the second bullet, immediately following "and collector roadways" add “roadways abutting schools,”

f)        under the heading Residential Blading, in the fifth bullet, immediately following "hauled away" add “except to permit safe passage”

 

 

 

Members of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee requested that the motion be split for voting purposes.

 

 

 

Part a. of motion, put:

a)     add a review period of one year after implementation

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Part b. of motion, put:

b)     at the end of the purpose statement, immediately after the word "environment" add "and providing excellent customer/citizen service"

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

 

Part c. of motion, put:

c)      under the heading Residential Blading, in the first bullet, delete "a 5 cm snow pack” and replace with “bare pavement (with windrows)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Part d. of motion, put:

d)     under the heading Snow Removal, in the second bullet, delete “once per winter” and replace with “as required"

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Part e. of motion, put:

e)     under the heading Roadway Plowing, in the second bullet, immediately following "and collector roadways" add “roadways abutting schools,”

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Part f. of motion, put:

f)        under the heading Residential Blading, in the fifth bullet, immediately following "hauled away" add “except to permit safe passage”

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

Summary of Committee’s Decision on Item  6.2 - Snow and Ice Control Policy - C409G Review

 

 

 

That Transportation and infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the September 6, 2011, Transportation Services report 2011TS6162 be approved, with the following changes:

a)     add a review period of one year after implementation 

b)     at the end of the purpose statement, immediately after the word "environment" add "and providing excellent customer/citizen service"

c)      under the heading Residential Blading, in the first bullet, delete "a 5 cm snow pack” and replace with “bare pavement (with windrows)"

d)     under the heading Snow Removal, in the second bullet, delete “once per winter” and replace with “as required"

e)     under the heading Roadway Plowing, in the second bullet, immediately following "and collector roadways" add “roadways abutting schools,”

f)        under the heading Residential Blading, in the fifth bullet, immediately following "hauled away" add “except to permit safe passage”

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G - Cost  Implications 

That Administration provide a report to City Council along with the amended draft Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G outlining:

a)     the potential cost implications of the recommended amendments to the policy

b)     a clear identification of the immediate, intermediate and long-term strategies for the policy

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Sept. 14, 2011

 

City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Amendments to Traffic Bylaw 5590 – Winter Parking Restrictions

That Administration bring forward to City Council, as soon as possible, draft amendments to Traffic Bylaw 5590, and any related draft changes to the Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G that:

  • allow for winter storm event seasonal parking restriction/snow route declaration, focusing on residential bus routes
  • allow for parking restrictions until parking restriction is lifted
  • allow for enforcement, including towing of vehicles, to be funded through a fine structure, with towing to be recovered or paid by the registered vehicle owner

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

TBD

 

City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.3

Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Update on Snow and Ice Clearing on Sidewalks

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee providing updated information on how the City could potentially take responsibility for all sidewalk clearing in light of the potential new Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Nov. 15, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.4

Streets and Neighbourhood Design Considerations/Approaches - Snow Removal

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

Impact of Urban Design on Snow and Ice Removal

That Administration consult further with the Urban Development Institute and other stakeholders regarding the impact of urban design on snow and ice removal in neighbourhoods and communities, and bring a report to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee outlining possible options for urban design/snow and ice removal solutions.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Nov. 15, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.5

Snow Storage Sites Evaluation

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Update on Current Snow Storage Sites

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee outlining:

a)     more information regarding whether the current snow storage sites are logically located

b)     other potential options for storage of snow

and bring potential policy changes if needed.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Nov. 15, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Transit Service to International Airport

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 9:41 a.m., pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 10:44 a.m.

Councillors K. Krushell and K. Leibovici referred this item to the September 14, 2011, City Council meeting without a Committee recommendation.

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

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

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:37 p.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk