TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 2, 2010  –  RIVER VALLEY ROOM

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, *B. Henderson, *K. Krushell, L. Sloan

ABSENT

K. Leibovici , R. Hayter

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors A. Sohi, B. Anderson, D. Thiele, E. Gibbons and T. Caterina
*Councillors B. Henderson and K. Krushell became alternate members of the Committee for the purpose of maintaining quorum.
A. Giesbrecht, Office of the City Clerk
M. Barnes, 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              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.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

4.1        Environmental Committee of Council                                            3

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

5.1        Century Park - Traffic Impact Assessment Review                    4

5.2        Whitemud Park - Amenity and Trailhead Buildings                    4

5.3        Cool Energy                                                                                          5

5.4        Alternative Methods to Purchase Land at

             Pre-Development Prices                                                                    5

5.5        Office of Traffic Safety – Speed Management Pilot

             Project                                                                                                     5

5.6        Corporate Representative - Edmonton Waste

             Management Centre of Excellence Board of

             Directors                                                                                                 7

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

6.1        Benefits Associated with Public Transit Service

             (A. Sohi)                                                                                                  7

7.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         7

8.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  8

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson called the meeting to order at
9:41 a.m.

 

Pursuant to Section 151 of the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300, Councillor B. Henderson was named a Member of the Transportation and Public Works Committee in order to maintain quorum.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the February 9, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

Edmonton Transit Security Award (D. Iveson)

 

On behalf of Transportation and Public Works Committee, Councillor D. Iveson recognized the Edmonton Transit's Security Division's recent award presented by Mass Transit Magazine for innovative crime forecasting technology.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The Committee selected the following items for debate:

5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and 6.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

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

 

5.5 Office of Traffic Safety - Speed Management Pilot Project

* P. Grell, Woodcroft Community League

* D. Ethier, Woodcroft Community League

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

None

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

None

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

Environmental Committee of Council

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 18, 2010, be approved.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 18/2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Century Park - Traffic Impact Assessment Review

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the January 22, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD0308 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

5.2

Whitemud Park - Amenity and Trailhead Buildings

 

 

 

L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. G. Barry, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and G. Buffalo, Planning and Development Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

1.  That the Whitemud Park:  Amenity and Trailhead Buildings Site Location Study, as per Attachment 1 of the February 19, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW3423, be approved.

2.  That the Environmental Screening Report, Whitemud Park Amenity and Trailhead Buildings, as per Attachment 2 of the February 19, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW3423, be approved.

3.  That the location of the proposed Whitemud Amenity and Trailhead Buildings locations be deemed essential and approved by City Council.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

5.3

Cool Energy

 

 

 

R. Daviss and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the February 24, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW7940 be received for information.

AMPW

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

5.4

Alternative Methods to Purchase Land at Pre-Development Prices

 

 

 

L. Rosen, General Manager, and R. Daviss, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the February 22, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW1843 be received for information.

AMPW

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

5.5

Office of Traffic Safety – Speed Management Pilot Project

 

 

 

Councillor K. Krushell entered the meeting.

 

Pursuant to Section 151 of the Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300, Councillor K. Krushell was named a Member of the Transportation and Public Works Committee in order to maintain quorum.

 

 

 

 

B. Stephenson and G. Shimko, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

P. Grell and D. Ethier, Woodcroft Community League, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. Copies of a handout provided by P. Grell were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

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

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

1.  That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Provincial Office of Traffic Safety, urging them to grant the authority to municipalities to set and regulate speed limits within their own municipal boundaries.

 

2.  That Administration prepare a draft resolution for Alberta Urban Municipalities urging the Province to review the authority of municipalities to set and regulate speed limits within their own municipal boundaries.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, K. Krushell, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Edmonton Police Commission requesting the Commission provide a report to Council regarding the traffic safety pilot project and the ability of the Edmonton Police Service to strictly enforce the 40 km/hour speed limit in pilot areas.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, K. Krushell, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

5.6

Corporate Representative - Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence Board of Directors

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the General Manager of Asset Management and Public Works Department be approved as the City of Edmonton’s nominee for the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence Board of Directors, for a term commencing at the close of the annual general meeting held in 2010, to the close of the annual general meeting held in 2011.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

6.1

Benefits Associated with Public Transit Service (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. P. Waisman and B. Latte, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the February 5, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD5219 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Henderson, L. Sloan

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, R. Hayter

 

7.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

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

 

8.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk