UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


December 6, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. McKerry, Acting Deputy City Clerk
C. Schlamp, 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                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       3

5.          STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE                3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1        Private Property Damage Claims                                                    3

6.2        Waste Services 2020 Supplementary Operating

             Budget Adjustment                                                                             3

6.3        Waste Services Fall 2019 Supplementary Capital

             Budget Adjustment                                                                             4

6.4        EPCOR Water Services Inc.-  Sludge Line Upgrades                4

6.5        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Performance

             Based Rates Metrics Bylaw Revision                                             5

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                5

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           5

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   5

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  5

 

 

 

 

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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 9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the December 6, 2019, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

  • 6.1 Private Property Damage Claims
  • 6.2 Waste Services 2020 Supplemental Operating   Budget Adjustment

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That the November 1, 2019, Utility Committee meeting minutes be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson, on behalf of Committee, acknowledged that December 6, 2019, marked the 30 year anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, and is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no items requested to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Private Property Damage Claims

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the December 6, 2019, Office of the City Manager report CR_7586, be received for information.

Office of the City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.2

Waste Services 2020 Supplementary Operating Budget Adjustment

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager and M. Labreque, City Operations, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

S. Appukuttan, Financial and Corporate Services; and J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the December 11, 2019, City Council Budget meeting:

That the amended 2020 Operating Budget for the Waste Services Utility, with revenues of $218.9 million and expenditures of $212.4 million, and the Waste Services Utility rates, as set out in Attachment 1 of the December 6, 2019, City Operations report CR_7630, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Waste Fiscal Policy

That Administration provide a report on the Waste Management Utility Fiscal Policy C558A, specifically referencing the net debt to assets ratio.

City Ops.


Due Date:
Sep. 4, 2020

 

 

 

 


G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.3

Waste Services Fall 2019 Supplementary Capital Budget Adjustment

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the December 11, 2019, City Council Budget meeting:

        That amendments to the 2020 Waste Services Capital Budget, with a reduction of $67.6 million to the approved 2019-2022 Waste Services Capital Budget, as outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 of the December 6, 2019, City Operations report CR_7631, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.4

EPCOR Water Services Inc.-  Sludge Line Upgrades

 

 

 

C. Bonneville and G. Post, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the December 6, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_7745, be received for information.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

6.5

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Performance Based Rates Metrics Bylaw Revision

 

 

 

D. Manning and C. Tiedermann, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the December 6, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_7746, be received for information.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:58 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk