TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 16, 2010  –  RIVER VALLEY ROOM

 

 

PRESENT

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

ABSENT

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Thiele

J. Charchun, 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                                                                                      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                                                                 3

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

4.1        Great Neighbourhood - Funding Strategies for

             Infrastructure Maintenance                                                               3

4.2        Bus Service to Edmonton International Airport                          3

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

5.1        Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - Annual

             Report January 1 to December 31, 2009                                        4

5.2        Authorization of Expropriation - 137 Avenue and

             142 Street Upgrade                                                                              4

5.3        Expropriation of Lands Required for 66 Street

             Upgrading to Anthony Henday Drive                                             5

5.4        Traffic Volume and Speed Review - Glastonbury

             Boulevard                                                                                              5

5.5        Plowing of Walkways                                                                         6

5.6        LRT Park and Ride Reserved Stall Pass Program                     6

5.7        North LRT Extension: Downtown to NAIT – Funding

             for Utility Relocations, Site Preparation, and

             Tunnel Catenary Upgrades                                                               6

5.8        Mill Woods and SLRT Restructuring                                              7

5.9        ETS Peak and Off-Peak Counts / Additional Service

             Hours                                                                                                      8

5.10      Transit Developer Assessment Policy                                          9

5.11      Washroom Facilities at Transit Stations                                     10

6.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      10

7.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:33 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the March 16, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the March 2, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

None

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The Committee selected the following items for debate:

4.2, 5.1, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10 and 5.11.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee hear from the following speakers in a panel:

5.10  Transit Developer Assessment Policy

* M. Mooney, Urban Development Institute

* P. Shaver, Urban Development Institute

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee hear from the following speaker in a panel:

5.10  Transit Developer Assessment Policy

*R. Westren, Carma Developers Ltd.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific for 1:30 p.m.

5.10  Transit Developer Assessment Policy

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

None

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

Great Neighbourhood - Funding Strategies for Infrastructure Maintenance

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 4, 2010, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 4/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

4.2

Bus Service to Edmonton International Airport

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the decision on the revised due date for the Bus Service to Edmonton International Airport report be postponed to the April 6, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting, and that Administration place this item on the Status of Reports.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Apr. 6/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - Annual Report January 1 to December 31, 2009

 

 

 

M. Makarechian, Chair, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

C. Stolte and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the February 10, 2010, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board report 2010DDB001 be received for information.

 

ETSAB

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration prepare a report outlining possible amendments to the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300, that would allow more time for the public, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Members of Council, to view Council and Committee agendas prior to Council and Committee meetings, and return to Executive Committee.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.2

Authorization of Expropriation - 137 Avenue and 142 Street Upgrade

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That expropriation of the temporary exclusive rights individually described in Attachment 2 of the February 25, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW4951 be approved.

2. That Administration enter into Section 30 Agreement(s) with the owners described in Attachment 2 of the February 25, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW4951.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.3

Expropriation of Lands Required for 66 Street Upgrading to Anthony Henday Drive

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the commencement of the exproporation process to acquire the lands shown on Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 2 of the March 8, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW3189, be approved.

2. That Administration enter into Section 30 Agreements(3) with the owner or owners of any lands described in Attachment 2 of the March 8, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW3189, where the owner is willing to consent to the expropriation of the land by the City.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.4

Traffic Volume and Speed Review - Glastonbury Boulevard

 

 

 

B. Latte and B. Stephenson, Transportation Department, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the January 7, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD6703 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.5

Plowing of Walkways

 

 

 

B. Stephenson, Transportation and Public Works Committee, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.  R. Boutilier, General Manager, and
R. Dunford, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That the February 28, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD8522 be received for information.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

 

5.6

LRT Park and Ride Reserved Stall Pass Program

 

 

 

B. Latte and T. Golly, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration include a LRT Park and Ride Reserve Stall Pass Program for up to 18 percent of the parking spaces, on a one year trial basis, as part of the preparation for the 2011 Operating Budget submission.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.7

North LRT Extension: Downtown to NAIT – Funding for Utility Relocations, Site Preparation, and Tunnel Catenary Upgrades

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That a further $21 million of the $105 million in debt financed funding in Capital Profile 08-66-1672 in the 2009-2011 Capital Budget (that was approved subject to receiving provincial GreenTrip funds) be released to fund utility relocations, site preparation, and tunnel catenary upgrades for the North LRT Extension.

2.  That a contract with EPCOR, for the EPCOR transmission line relocations for the North LRT Extension, in an amount not to exceed $10 million be approved, and that the contract be in a form acceptable to the City Manager.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.8

Mill Woods and SLRT Restructuring

 

 

 

Items 5.8 and 5.9 were dealt with together.

K. Koropeski, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That the February 9, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD7388 be received for information. 

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Summerside and Ellerslie Crossing - Century Park LRT Station

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee outlining how the communities of Summerside and Ellerslie Crossing can be included in the Century Park LRT Station catchment area and how existing bus routes can be restructured to connect into the Century Park LRT Station.

 

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: June 15/2010

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.9

ETS Peak and Off-Peak Counts/Additional Service Hours

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That the February 9, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD9066 be received for information. 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Three-year Budget and Implementation Strategy for Addressing Transit Service Levels

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee outlining a possible three-year budget and implementation strategy for addressing transit service levels required by City Policy C539 - Transit Service Standards, as outlined (itemized) on page three of the February 9, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD9066, that would prioritize these improvements over a three-year period.

Transportation

 

Due Date: June 15/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Contingency Plans for SLRT Over-Capacity Ridership Challenges

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee outlining contingency plans for the South LRT should the service experience over-capacity ridership challenges in fall 2010.

Transportation

 

Due Date: June 15/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.10

Transit Developer Assessment Policy

 

 

 

K. Koropeski, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

M. Mooney and P. Shaver, Urban Development Institute; and R. Westren, Carmen Developers, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.

Copies of a handout provided by M. Mooney, Urban Development Institute, were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

J. Johnson, Corporate Services Department (Law);
K. Koropeski and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

Early Transit Service Agreement

That the March 4, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD7999-3, be referred back to Administration to work with the Urban Development Institute to reach an agreement on providing early transit service (including risks and challenges), in developing neighbourhoods, and return to the May 18, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting.

Transportation

 

Due Date: May 18/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

5.11

Washroom Facilities at Transit Stations

 

 

 

K. Koropeski and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the February 9, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD4670 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter, L. Sloan, D. Iveson

 

 

6.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

7.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The Committee adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk