TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 6, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

*D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, **S. Mandel

* Participated by telephone

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk

M. Dimitrijevic, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS   2

Call to Order  2

Adoption of Agenda  2

Adoption of Minutes  2

Protocol Items  3

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS   3

Select Items for Debate  3

Requests to Speak  3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda  4

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES   4

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE   4

STATUS REPORT   4

Seniors' Community Buses to Seniors' Hubs  4

REPORTS   4

Update on the City's Commitment to Vision of an Age Friendly Action Plan   4

Best Practices for Age Friendly Street Signage  5

Cost Per Square Foot for Roofs of City-owned Buildings  5

Information on the Requirement for Traffic Control Inventory Growth Service Package  5

LRT and Traffic Signal System Synchronization   6

Pavement Management Relocation   6

Information on the Requirement for Traffic Engineering, Signals, Street Lighting and Infrastructure Growth Service Package  7

University of Alberta Health Sciences LRT Station Pedway Funding Contribution Agreement 7

Business Analysis/Case for Building a New Transit Garage  8

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES   8

Newspaper and Magazine Distribution Boxes on City Property (J. Batty) 8

Policy of Repairing Damage to High Traffic Roads (S. Mandel) 9

PRIVATE REPORTS   10

Land Purchase  10

ADJOURNMENT   10

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor J. Batty called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the March 6, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

8.1 Land Purchase - PRIVATE

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the February 21, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

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, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.1, 7.2, and 8.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1 Update on the City’s Commitment to Vision of an Age Friendly Action Plan – Funding for Transportation Needs of Seniors

·     A. Der, Seniors’ Assisted Transportation Society of Greater Edmonton

·     P. Hnytka, President, Seniors’ Assisted Transportation Society of Greater Edmonton

·     S. Hallett, Edmonton Seniors’ Coordinating Council

 

7.1  Newspaper and Magazine Distribution Boxes on City Property (J.Batty)

·     J. Hillman, Metro News

·     N. Wainwright, The Edmonton Sun

·     J. Caputo, The Edmonton Sun

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

Requests for an item to be dealt with at a specific time was not considered.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Seniors' Community Buses to Seniors' Hubs

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 20, 2012, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:

Mar. 20, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Update on the City's Commitment to Vision of an Age Friendly Action Plan

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

P. Hnytka, President, and A. Der, Seniors’ Assisted Transportation Society of Greater Edmonton; and              S. Hallett, Edmonton Seniors' Coordinating Council, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions. Copies of a handout provided by A. Der were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services; and B. Wong, Community Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

 

Seniors Transit - High Level Business Plan

 

That Administration meet with primary volunteer service providers to develop a high level business plan for seniors’ transit, and return to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as soon as possible.

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Jun. 12, 2012

 

Revised Routing:

Oct. 9, 2012

CS Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

6.2

Best Practices for Age Friendly Street Signage

 

 

 

C. Walbaum, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the March 6, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS3221, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

6.3

Cost Per Square Foot for Roofs of City-owned Buildings

 

 

 

M. Koziol, General Manager, and B. Pickering, Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the March 6, 2012, Infrastructure Services report 2012IS9691rev, be received for information.

 

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.4

Information on the Requirement for Traffic Control Inventory Growth Service Package

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the March 6, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS4572, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

6.5

LRT and Traffic Signal System Synchronization

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the March 6, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS3459, be postponed to the March 20, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Mar. 20, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

6.6

Pavement Management Relocation

 

 

 

B. Dunford and B. Stephenson, Transportation Services; and M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

That the March 6, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS6137, be received for information.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Neighborhood Renewal Program - Participation Cost Analysis

 

That Administration provide a report to Committee outlining an all-in cost analysis for the work to participate in the neighborhood renewal program, including building taxation, utilities, and all other general operating costs and capital costs.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Jun. 12, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.7

Information on the Requirement for Traffic Engineering, Signals, Street Lighting and Infrastructure Growth Service Package

 

 

 

B. Stephenson, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the March 6, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS4161, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.8

University of Alberta Health Sciences LRT Station Pedway Funding Contribution Agreement

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That a Funding Contribution Agreement with the University of Alberta, in the amount of $2,481,270, as the City’s portion of costs for the University of Alberta – Health Sciences LRT Station Pedway, be approved and that the agreement be in a form and content acceptable to the City Manager

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

City

Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.9

Business Analysis/Case for Building a New Transit Garage

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, and P. Waisman, Transportations Services; and M. Hall, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

That the March 6, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS3683, be received for information.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

Westwood Garage Relocation - Service Delivery Impact and Environmental Assessment

 

That Administration provide a report on service delivery impact, including time, deployment operating cost impact and any other impact arising from relocation of the Westwood garage, and that the report include an initial assessment of the funds needed for inclusion of environmental reclamation of the lands and that prior to disposal of the property, Administration will report back on the cost to conduct a Phase 2 Environmental Impact Assessment.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Jun. 12, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Newspaper and Magazine Distribution Boxes on City Property (J. Batty)

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

J. Hillman, Metro News; and J. Caputo, The Edmonton Sun, made presentations.

J. Caputo and N. Wainwright, The Edmonton Sun; and J. Hillman, Metro News; answered the Committee's questions. Copies of a handout provided by N. Wainwright were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services; and M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Hawking Contracts - Update

 

1. That the fee per year, per box, at Bus Transit Centers and LRT Stations be set at $55, as per the three-year contract.

2. That those who pay $250 to hawk will additionally get a box at each location, as part of their hawking contract.

3. That the arrangement with respect to hawking contracts be reviewed in six months and Administration report back to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with their findings.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Nov. 20, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

7.2

Policy of Repairing Damage to High Traffic Roads (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

B. Stephenson, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Repairs to High Traffic Roadways - Contract completion review

 

That Administration report back in one year on the level of compliance of contract completion dates for repairs to high traffic roadways.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Mar. 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Land Purchase

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 2:18 p.m., pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the purchase of 8.55 hectares (21.13 acres) of land as detailed in Attachment 1 and shown in Attachment 2 of the March 6, 2012,  Sustainable Development  report 2012SCO527, be approved.

2. That the March 6, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SCO527, remain private pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, S. Mandel

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 3:31 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk