TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


August 23, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, *K. Leibovici, *M. Mandel

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

*Participated by telephone

ABSENT

T. Caterina

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Anderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, J, Batty,

L. Sahli, 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              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

4.1        Snow and Ice Control Policy - C409G Review                             3

4.2        Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks                                        3

4.3        Streets and Neighbourhood Design

             Considerations/Approaches - Snow Removal                             3

4.4        Snow Storage Sites Evaluation                                                       3

4.5        Snow and Ice Program Peer Review                                              4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

5.1        Proposed Vehicle Idling Provisions                                               4

5.2        Challenges for West and Southeast LRT Line                            4

4.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Quarterly Update on Trenchless Project Proposals

             - Drainage Services, Design and Construction -

             April 1 to June 30, 2011                                                                      4

6.2        Anti-Whistle Resolution - Agreement - 38

             Avenue/CN Railway Crossing                                                          5

6.3        Area 2 Land Purchase Priorities for River Valley

             Alliance                                                                                                   5

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

7.1        Commitment to Roads - Capital expenditure

             analysis for the Roads Capital Program (S. Mandel)                  7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         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
9:33 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the August 23, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the July 12, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting minutes be approved.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

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, 6.3 and 7.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

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

6.3 Area 2 Land Purchase Priorities for River Valley Alliance

* C. Richmond, Sierra Club

* S. Wegner, Kanata Group

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Late Night Transit Service (B. Henderson/D. Iveson)

 

 

 

As the City of Edmonton continues to grow, the need for public transit service in the late night hours also increases.  This type of service benefits shift workers, the hospitality industry and others who need a reliable alternative to the automobile in order to go to work and get home safely.  While it might not be practical or affordable to operate a full transit service 24 hours each day, there may be an opportunity for a basic service along major transit routes.  Thus, I am requesting the Administration provide the following information:

1.      What major bus routes would be recommended for late night transit service in order to meet the needs of citizens travelling to and from major City locations such as hospitals, hotels, hospitality sites, etc.?

2.      Could buses operate along the current LRT route after the cessation of the regular LRT service at night, including using the LRT Stations as bus terminals and transfer points?

3.      What would be a practical frequency of service for a basic late night transit service by buses along the major bus routes and the current LRT route?

4.      What would be the cost of this service based on operations for 24 hours each day?

5.      What other support or changes would be needed in order to implement the basic late night transit services?

Transportation

Due Date:

Nov. 15, 2011

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

4.1

Snow and Ice Control Policy - C409G Review

 

 

 

Due Date:  September 6, 2011

 

4.2

Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks

 

 

 

Due Date: September 6, 2011

 

4.3

Streets and Neighbourhood Design Considerations/Approaches - Snow Removal

 

 

 

Due Date: September 6, 2011

 

4.4

Snow Storage Sites Evaluation

 

 

 

Due Date:  September 6, 2011

 

4.5

Snow and Ice Program Peer Review

 

 

 

Due Date: September 6, 2011

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Proposed Vehicle Idling Provisions

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 18, 2011, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Oct. 18, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

5.2

Challenges for West and Southeast LRT Line

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 15, 2011, be approved.

 

Transportation

Due Date: Nov. 15, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Quarterly Update on Trenchless Project Proposals - Drainage Services, Design and Construction - April 1 to June 30, 2011

 

 

 

C. Ward, Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the August 23, 2011, Infrastructure Services report 2011IS4764-8 be received for information.

 

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.2

Anti-Whistle Resolution - Agreement - 38 Avenue/CN Railway Crossing

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

That the cessation of railway whistling at the proposed rail crossing at 38 Avenue, east of 17 Street within the Maple Neighbourhood (Mile 7.21 Camrose Subdivision) be approved, and that Administration proceed with an Anti-Whistle agreement with CN Rail for this rail crossing, and that the agreement be acceptable in form and content to the City Manager.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.3

Area 2 Land Purchase Priorities for River Valley Alliance

 

 

 

*Councillor K, Leibovici participated by telephone.

P. Ohm, Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.  L. Brenneis, Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

C. Richmond, Sierra Club; and S. Wegner, Kanata Group, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.  A document provided by C. Richmond, Sierra Club, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

P. Ohm and L. Brenneis, Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

 

Land Purchase Investigation of Area 2 and other River Valley Areas

That Administration work with the River Valley Alliance and the affected stakeholders and interested parties (including land trusts) to further explore land purchase issues for Area 2, as well as other River Valley areas, and provide a report outlining:

a. creative solutions regarding the possibility of obtaining new provincial or federal grant funding

b. potential recommendations for purchase priorities for the unallocated provincial funds of $17 million.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Nov. 15, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Kanata Group - Potential for Joint Use or Land Swap

That Administration work with Kanata Group and provide a report outlining the potential for joint use or land swap for Area 2 lands, including affordable housing initiatives by land swap.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Nov. 15, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Commitment to Roads - Capital expenditure analysis for the Roads Capital Program (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the August 23, 2011, Financial Services report 2011FS9865 be received for information.

 

Financial Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel,

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:35.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk