TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


May 1, 2013  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, *S. Mandel, **B. Henderson

* Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2) Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

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

ABSENT

E. Gibbons

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
C. Johnston and D. Siebold, 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                                                                      3

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Maple Ridge Industrial Lands Development                                3

5.2        Development of the Maple Ridge Industrial Lands                    4

5.3        Industrial Development - Financial Strategy, Tax

             Strategy, Organizational Structure and Funding

             Options                                                                                                   4

5.4        Strategies and Funding Sources for Roadway

             Improvements in Winterburn and Other Industrial

             Areas                                                                                                       4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Northwest LRT (Metro Line) Concept Planning Study

             - NAIT to Campbell Road (Northwest City Limits)                       5

6.2        Arterial Roadway System - Historical and

             Projected Trends                                                                                 6

6.3        Walterdale Bridge Financial Update                                               7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

7.1        Reconstruction of Mature Neighbourhoods Using

             "Roll-faced" Curb and Gutter Construction

             Techniques (J. Batty)                                                                          8

7.2        Remembrance Day - Opportunity for Free Transit

             for Veterans (A.Sohi/D. Loken/E. Gibbons)                                   8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   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 A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 9:33 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the May 1, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the April 17, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

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, and 6.3.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speaker:

6.3   Walterdale Bridge Financial Update

  • M. Royer

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

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.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Maple Ridge Industrial Lands Development

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 26, 2013, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
June 26, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.2

Development of the Maple Ridge Industrial Lands

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 26, 2013, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
June 26, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.3

Industrial Development - Financial Strategy, Tax Strategy, Organizational Structure and Funding Options

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 15, 2013, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date:
May 15, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.4

Strategies and Funding Sources for Roadway Improvements in Winterburn and Other Industrial Areas

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 15, 2013, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date:
May 15, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Northwest LRT (Metro Line) Concept Planning Study - NAIT to Campbell Road (Northwest City Limits)

 

 

 

B. Latte and E. Afsar, Transportation Services, made presentations.  J. Meliefste, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

B. Esslinger, Cumberland Oxford Community League;
J. Kolkman; M. Neumann and G. Masterson, Canada Lands; and L. Bracko, City of St. Albert, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

B. Latta, K. Koropeski and J. Meliefste, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Northwest LRT Concept Plan as outlined in Attachment 1 of the May 1, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS6519, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

137 Avenue Proposed Transit Center - Size and Integration

That Administration consult with Canada Lands and provide a report to Transportation Committee to determine how the 137 Avenue proposed transit centre can be reduced in size and ensure that both the transit station and proposed transit centre are integrated to allow for Transit Orientated Development at the Griesbach site.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: July 10, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That prior to preliminary engineering stage, Administration further review the concept plan to address issues regarding the impact and benefits of the proposed change from an urban to a suburban style LRT system at 153 Avenue including transit station alignment and provide a report to Transportation Committee.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.2

Arterial Roadway System - Historical and Projected Trends

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; B. Dunford, Transportation Services, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.  B.  Stephenson, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That $9 million of the $19.3 million residential tax levy budget increase approved in the 2013 Operating Budget Update be dedicated in 2014 and beyond to arterial road rehabilitation. 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Funding and Strategy for Arterial Roadway Rehabilitation

1.    That Administration prepare a report  with an analysis of the potential for leveraging the projected increase due to the indexing of Federal Fuel Tax grant for arterial road rehabilitation.

Long Term Strategy for Rehabilitation of Arterial Roads 

2.     That Administration prepare a report with recommendations for a longer term strategy for the rehabilitation of arterial roads based upon the Neighbourhood Renewal model that includes:

·         funding sources including sources other than a dedicated tax levy

·         identification of rehabilitation backlogs

·         targets and timeframes for backlog reduction

·         targets for pavement quality

·         prioritization criteria for the selection of specific roads to be rehabilitated including the most effective use of infrastructure dollars

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 29, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Walterdale Bridge Financial Update

 

 

 

A. Laughlin and B. Nicholson, Transportation Services, made presentations.

M. Royer, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

B. Nicholson, A. Laughlin, Transportation Services;  L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
D. LaJeunesse, Corporate Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the budget for Capital Program 12-66-1466, Walterdale Bridge, be increased by $19,500,000 to a total of $155,000,000, with the increase funded by tax supported debt.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Reconstruction of Mature Neighbourhoods Using "Roll-faced" Curb and Gutter Construction Techniques (J. Batty)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the May 1, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS8205, be postponed to the May 15, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: May 15, 2013

 

7.2

Remembrance Day - Opportunity for Free Transit for Veterans (A.Sohi/D. Loken/E. Gibbons)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the May 1, 2013, Transportation Services report 2013TS6282, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, D. Loken, B. Anderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi asked whether there were any Notices of Motions. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 3:14 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk