UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 30, 2014  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Nickel, M. Walters, *D. Iveson

*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk

S. McKerry, Office of the City Clerk

L. Long, 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                                        3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                              3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                             3

6.1        Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board -

             2013/2014 Activity Report From Edmonton

             Representative                                                                                     3

6.2        2015 Drainage Services Utility Operating and

             Capital Budget                                                                                     4

6.3        2015 Waste Management Utility Operating and

             Capital Budget                                                                                     5

6.4        Utility Shared Services Fair Market Evaluation                           6

6.5        Edmonton Waste Management Centre - Development

             History                                                                                                    6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           7

8.1        Contract Value in Excess of City Manager's

             Signing Authority                                                                                7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                  7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                 7

 

 

 

 

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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
9:31 a.m. 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the October 30, 2014, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

·         6.3  2015 Waste Management Utility Operating and Capital Budget

·         6.4  Utility Shared Services Fair Market Division

Replacement Page:

·         6.2  2015 Drainage Services Utility Operating and Capital Budget - Attachment 1 - Page 6 (Revised Chart)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the September 18, 2014, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

 

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, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

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 - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board - 2013/2014 Activity Report from Edmonton Representative

 

 

 

M. Sherk, Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the October 30, 2014, Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board report CR_1722, be received for information.

Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.2

2015 Drainage Services Utility Operating and Capital Budget

 

 

 

C. Ward, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, S. Chung and T. Wyman, Financial Services and Utilities, answered the Committee's questions.

J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

1.    That the October 30, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities Committee meeting, continue on November 4, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., in River Valley Room, or upon the conclusion of the November 4, 2014, City Council meeting, whichever is later.

2.    That the October 30, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1717, be postponed to November 4, 2014.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

 

 

Utility Committee reconvened at 1:32 p.m. on
November 4, 2014.

C. Ward, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.
L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the 2015 Operating Budget for the Drainage Services Utility be approved, with revenues of  $167,197,000 and expenditures of $127,435,000.

2.    That the 2015 - 2018 Capital Budget for the Drainage Services Utility be approved, with a four year Capital Budget of $726,958,000, to be attributed as follows: $171,065,000 (2015), $185,067,000 (2016), $196,063,000 (2017), and $174,763,000 (2018).

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

6.3

2015 Waste Management Utility Operating and Capital Budget

 

 

 

L. Girard, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, S. Chung, B. Latta, Financial Services and Utilities, and J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

1.    That the October 30, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities Committee meeting, continue on November 4, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., in River Valley Room, or upon the conclusion of the November 4, 2014, City Council meeting, whichever is later.

2.    That the October 30, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1768, be postponed to November 4, 2014.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

 

  Utility Committee reconvened at 1:32 p.m. on
November 4, 2014.

  L. Girard, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

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

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the 2015 Operating Budget for the Waste Management Services Utility be approved, with revenues of $169,298,000 and expenditures of $171,860,000.

2.    That the 2012 - 2014 Capital for the Waste Management Services Utility be reduced by $5,708,000.

3.    That the 2015 – 2018 Capital Budget for the Waste Management Services Utility be approved with a four year Capital Budget of $120,987,000; to be attributed as follows: $25,879,000 (2015), $30,980,000 (2016), $32,727,000 (2017), and $31,001,000 (2018).

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration provide a report to Executive Committee outlining the impact of the Alberta Wetland Policy compensation requirements on City Wetlands.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

6.4

Utility Shared Services Fair Market Evaluation

 

 

 

C. Ward, Financial Services and Utilities, and J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the October 30, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1700, be received for information.

Financial Svcs. & Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

6.5

Edmonton Waste Management Centre - Development History

 

 

 

B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.
L. Girard, T. Thompson, Financial Services, L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the October 30, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1718, be received for information.

Financial Svcs. & Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Contract Value in Excess of City Manager's Signing Authority

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

1.    That an agreement as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 30, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1719, be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

2.    That the October 30, 2014, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1719 remain private pursuant to sections 16, 21 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Financial Svcs. & Utilities

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 2:32 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk