UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


November 3, 2011  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, *S. Mandel

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillor K. Leibovici

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                                                                      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 -

             2010-2011 Activity Report from Edmonton's

             Representative                                                                                     3

6.2.       2012 Operating and Capital Utilities Budget                                3

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            6

8.          NOTICES OF MOTIONS                                                                      6

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  6

 

 

 

 

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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
9:34 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2.

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the November 3, 2011, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

1.3.

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the September 1, 2011, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

1.4.

Protocol Items

 

 

Delegates from Wonju, Korea (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson, on behalf of Utility Committee, welcomed the Mayor and Delegates visiting from the City of Wonju, Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors from EPCOR (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson, on behalf of Utility Committee, welcomed guests from EPCOR.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1.

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1 and 6.2.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2.

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3.

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics on the agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

 

 

There were no reports released early as part of this agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

6.

REPORTS

6.1.

Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board - 2010-2011 Activity Report from Edmonton's Representative

 

 

 

M. Sherk, Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the November 3, 2011, Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board report 2011CAUC01 be received for information.

 

Utilities Consumer Advocate Advisory Board

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, S. Mandel

 

6.2.

2012 Operating and Capital Utilities Budget

 

 

 

S. Farbrother, City Manager; M. Koziol, General Manager, and C. Ward, Infrastructure Services, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.

J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor; L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and D. H. Edey, General Manager, Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the following amendments be considered at the November 25, 2011, City Council Budget meeting, prior to approval of the 2012 Sanitary Drainage and Stormwater Drainage, Utilities Operating and Capital Budgets:

1. That the 2012 Budget for Sanitary Drainage, be reduced by $875,000 to reflect lower projected interest rates, on an ongoing basis, and be allocated to a decrease in the utility rate.

2. That the 2012 Budget for Stormwater Drainage be reduced by $661,000 to reflect projected lower interest rates, on an ongoing basis, and be allocated to a decrease in the utility rate.

3. That the 2012 Budget for Sanitary Drainage be reduced by $2,588,000 to reduce the Return on Rate Base from 4% to 3.5%, on a one-time basis, and be allocated to a decrease in the utility rate.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, S. Mandel

 

 

 

R. Neehall, Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the proposed 2012 Budget for Waste Management be reduced by $940,000 to reflect a projected lower interest rate and the removal of the Aurum Land Purchase, on an ongoing basis, and be allocated to a decrease in the utility rate.

 

Financial Svcs.

Due Date:

Nov. 25, 2011

City Council Budget

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the proposed 2012 Utility Budget for Waste Management be reduced by $423,000, on a one-time basis, due to the contract extension on waste collection.

 

Financial Svcs.

Due Date:

Nov. 25, 2011

City Council Budget

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the proposed 2012 Operating and Capital Utilities Budget be approved as follows for the Waste Management Utility:

c) Waste Management Utility with Revenues of $142,989,000 and expenditures of $142,989,000.

e) Waste Management Utility 2012-2014 Capital Budgets totalling $85,268,000 including a carry forward from 2011 of $8,800,000.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Link Between Surface and Drainage Work in Neighbourhood Renewal

That Administration provide a report to the November 25, 2011, City Council Budget deliberations, on the link between surface and drainage work in Neighbourhood Renewal, explaining why each priority neighbourhood is funded or unfunded in each respective budget, and how they are connected causally by surface and drainage asset conditions.

 

Infrastructure Svcs.

Due Date: Nov. 25, 2011

City Council Budget

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

8.

NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:14 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk