UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


November 16, 2018  –  River Valley Room/Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Banga, T. Cartmell, T. Caterina, B. Esslinger, A. Knack
L. Cochrane, City Manager

D. Beaudry, Deputy City Clerk
M. Barnes, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, 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                                                                 4

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Waste Services 2019-2022 Proposed Operating Budget          4

6.2        Waste Services 2019-2022 Proposed Capital Budget               5

6.3        Blatchford Utility Proposed 2019-2022 Budget                           5

6.4        Bylaw 17943 - Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility                  7

6.5        Downtown District Energy Initiative - Project

             Update                                                                                                    7

6.6        Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund (SSSF)                                     7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           8

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   8

9.1        Creation of the University of Alberta School of

             Architecture                                                                                           9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

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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 M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the November 13, 2018, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

  • Cross reference 6.3 Blatchford Utility Proposed 2019-2022 Budget and 6.4 Bylaw 17943 - Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the October 25, 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:

6.5 Downtown District Energy Initiative - Project Update

  • J. DeWolde, ENMAX Corporation (to answer questions only)
  • R. McKay, ENMAX (to answer questions only)

 

6.6 Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund (SSSF)

  • C. Hanstock, Edmonton Nordic Ski Club
  • C. Brooker
  • M. Basok
  • S. Klann, Save Gold Bar Park Alliance group
  • J Rickett
  • K. Fitzgerald
  • A. Yee
  • C. Widney
  • A. Clark
  • K. Cramer
  • C. Keeler
  • N. Karpoff
  • F. Saunders
  • R. Conners
  • A. Wardley
  • M. Komarnisky
  • C. Covello
  • P. Klann
  • S. Olsen

 

 

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.

UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Waste Services 2019-2022 Proposed Operating Budget

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together. 

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, and M. Labrecque, City Operations, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. K. Knoblauch, Financial and Corporate Services; J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor; and
L. Cochrane, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the 2019-2022 Waste Services Operating Budget for the Waste Services Utility, as set out in Attachment 1 of the November 16, 2018, City Operations report CR_6138, be approved as follows:

1.    2019 Operating Budget with revenues of $230,929,000 and expenditures of $218,692,000.

2.    2020 Operating Budget with revenues of $231,581,000 and expenditures of $219,333,000.

3.    2021 Operating Budget with revenues of $240,116,000 and expenditures of $229,612,000.

4.    2022 Operating Budget with revenues of $249,072,000 and expenditures of $234,450,000.

5.    That the Waste Services Utility rates and fees, as set out in Attachment 1 of the November 16, 2018, City Operations report CR_6138, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Waste Services 2019-2022 Proposed Capital Budget

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

1.    That Utility Committee recommend to City Council Budget:

That the 2019-2022 Waste Services Capital Budget in the amount of $277.6 million, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 16, 2018, City Operations report CR_6139, comprised of $264.6 million in 2019-2022 and $13 million in 2023 and beyond, be approved with the following amendment:

              i.        That the profile recommended in line 16 of Attachment 1 of the November 16, 2018, City Operations report CR_ 6139, in the amount of $54.35 million, remain unfunded at this time.

 

 

 

Council - Requested Supplemental Information for Waste Services
2019-2022 Proposed Capital Budget

2.    That Administration return to City Council budget deliberations with revised calculations for the 2019-2022 Waste Services Capital Budget for the Waste Services Utility to capture the proposed removal of the profile in line 16 of Attachment 1 of the November 16, 2018, City Operations report CR_6139.

City Ops.





Due Date:
Nov. 28, 2018, City Council Budget

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Blatchford Utility Proposed 2019-2022 Budget

 

 

 

Items 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, B. Latte and C. Felske, Integrated Infrastructure Services; B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services; and R. Sonnie, Grant Thornton, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.

 

T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services; J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor; and T. Lumsden, Financial and Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That the 2019 Operating Budget for the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility with revenues of $0.536 million and expenditures of $2.115 million, be approved.
  2. That the 2020 Operating Budget for the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility with revenues of $0.161 million and expenditures of $2.690 million, be approved.
  3. That the 2021 Operating Budget for the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility with revenues of $0.445 million and expenditures of $2.634 million, be approved.
  4. That the 2022 Operating Budget for the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility with revenues of $0.747 million and expenditures of $2.876 million, be approved.
  5. That the 2019-2022 Capital Budget for the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility in the amount of $52.839 million be approved, comprised of $30.241 million in 2019-2022 and $22.598 million in 2023 and beyond.
  6. That the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility 2019 Rate, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the October 25, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6372, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility - Updated Strategy and Financial Options

That Administration provide an update on the strategy, including an analysis of the range of financial options, to fund the nonrefundable infusion needed for the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

Due by:
Feb. 1, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Bylaw 17943 - Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility

 

 

 

Items 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 17943 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Downtown District Energy Initiative - Project Update

 

 

 

B. Latte, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation.  R. McKay, ENMAX, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  B. Latte and C. Felske, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the October 25, 2018, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_6366, be received for information.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund (SSSF)

 

 

 

P. Ohm and T. Wyman, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and C. Ward and C. Bonneville, EPCOR, made presentations.

 

C. Hanstock, Edmonton Nordic Ski Club; C. Brooker;
S. Klann; and J. Rickett, made presentations.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee hear from S. Savard.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

K. Fitzgerald; A. Yee; M. Basok; A. Clark; K. Cramer;
C. Keeler; N. Karpoff; R. Conners; A. Wardley;
M. Komarnisky; C. Covello; P. Klann; S. Olsen, Save Gold Bar Park Alliance Group; and S. Savard, Edmonton Trail Runners, made presentations. S. Klann; A. Clark; A. Yee;
J. Rickett; and C. Hanstock, answered the Committee's questions.

 

N. Jacobson, Financial and Corporate Services (Law);
P. Ohm and T. Wyman, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; C. Ward and C. Bonneville, EPCOR; and J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration report to Executive Committee on governance options that provide appropriate City Council oversight, transparency and public input on the operations and decisions made by the Sanitary Servicing Strategy Oversight Committee.

 

 

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

9.1

Creation of the University of Alberta School of Architecture
(S. Hamilton)

 

 

 

Councillor S. Hamilton stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, she would move the following:

That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the University of Alberta in support of the creation of the University of Alberta School of Architecture.

·         Notice of Motion Given: November 16, 2018, Utility Committee

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk