UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 1, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, *D. Iveson, **T. Cartmell
*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 15(3), Council Committees Bylaw 18156.
**Councillor T. Cartmell was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 17 (1) of the Council Committees Bylaw 18156.
Councillor A. Paquette was absent for a portion of the meeting without notice.
Councillor S. Hamilton was absent for a portion of the meeting with notice.

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Banga, A. Knack
D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk
R. Yusuf, 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                                                                           3

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      3

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                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility - Updated

             Strategy and Financial Options                                                        4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Citizen feedback on Additional Residential Waste

             Diversion Programs                                                                            5

6.2        Zero Waste Target Analysis                                                             6

6.3        Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sector

             Strategic Review - Update                                                                 6

6.4        Organics Management                                                                       7

6.5        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water Services and

             Wastewater Treatment: 2019 Operational Plan                            7

6.6        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Services:

             2019 Operational Plan                                                                         7

6.7        Plastic Waste Reduction                                                                   8

6.8        Community Food Waste Reduction Strategy                              9

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

8.1        Utilities Advisor Agreement Renewal                                             9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

 

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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    9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the February 1, 2019, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

6.5 EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water Services and Wastewater Treatment: 2019 Operational Plan

6.6 EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Services: 2019 Operational Plan 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, T. Cartmell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the following items be added to the agenda and be dealt with together:

  • 6.7 - Plastic Waste Reduction
  • 6.8 - Community Food Waste Reduction Strategy

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the November 25, 2018, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, T. Cartmell

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

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, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1  Citizen Feedback on Additional Residential Waste
       Diversion Program

  • M. Gorrie, Waste Free Edmonton
  • D. Dooley

6.2  Zero Waste Target Analysis

·         D. Dooley

6.3  Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sector Strategic Review

·         D. Dooley

6.5  EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water Services and
Wastewater Treatment: 2019 Operational Plan

  • D. Zip
  • T. Zip
  • D. Dooley
  • C. Richmond, Sierra Club Edmonton

6.6  EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Services:    2019 Operational Plan

·         F. Anderson

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items 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

5.1

Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility - Updated Strategy and Financial Options

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 22, 2019, be approved.

 

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

Due Date: Mar. 22, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Hamilton

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Citizen feedback on Additional Residential Waste Diversion Programs

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

C. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager and M. Labrecque, City Operations; and P. Ladouceur, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation.

M. Gorrie, Waste Free Edmonton; and D. Dooley made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

A handout provided by M. Gorrie was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

C. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, M. Labrecque and          P. Misutka, City Operations; P. Ladouceur, Integrated Infrastructure Services; and J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Waste Diversion Strategy

That Administration provide a report to the June 28, 2019, Utility Committee meeting
on a final strategy including results of additional citizen engagement on:

1.    Source Separated Organics as outlined in Figure 2.1 of Attachment 2 of the February 1, 2019, City Operations report CR_5827.

2.    Additional waste diversion and reduction programs.

and that Administration use the recommendations of Waste Free Edmonton, as outlined in M. Gorrie’s handout from the February 1, 2019, Utility Committee meeting, as the basis for consultation on single use plastics in Phase 2.

City Ops.

 

 

 

Due by:   June 28, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Zero Waste Target Analysis

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the February 5, 2019, City Council meeting:

  1. That Phase 2 engagement be conducted to further articulate and inform a Zero Waste framework as an overarching strategic goal for Waste Services.

  2. That a final analysis and recommendation for a Zero Waste framework be included as part of the 25-Year Strategy Report to Utility Committee in June
    2019.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sector Strategic Review - Update

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the February 5, 2019, City Council meeting:

  1. That the actions as outlined in Attachment 2 of the February 1, 2019, City Operations report CR_6361, be approved.

  2. That Attachments 1 and 2 of the February 1, 2019, City Operations report CR_6361 remain private pursuant to sections 24 (advice from officials) and 25 (disclosure harmful to economic and other interests of a public body) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Organics Management

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the new organic waste management approach based on Alternative 3B, as outlined in the February 1, 2019, City Operations report CR_6669, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water Services and Wastewater Treatment: 2019 Operational Plan

 

 

 

D. Manning, C. Bonneville and G. Bridgeman, EPCOR, made a presentation.

D. Zip; T. Zip; D. Dooley and C. Richmond, Sierra Club Edmonton, made presentations. D. Zip; D. Dooley and      C. Richmond  answered the Committee's questions.

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

G. Bridgeman and C. Bonneville, G. Bridgeman, EPCOR, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the February 1, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6700, be
received for information.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Services: 2019 Operational Plan

 

 

 

C. Tiedemann and D. Manning, EPCOR, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the February 1, 2019, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6702, be
received for information.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.7

Plastic Waste Reduction

 

 

 

Items 6.7 and 6.8 were dealt with together.

D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the following motions, passed at the August 23, 2018, Utility Committee meeting, be rescinded:

1.    That Administration provide a report on the most effective tools and strategies to further the reduction of single use plastics as observed in other jurisdictions, and a strategy to convince the public to employ these tools and strategies.
(Clerk’s note: this would have been report CR_6364)

2.    That Administration conduct further analysis on the most effective way for the City of Edmonton and the commercial sector to participate in a community food waste reduction strategy and report back to Utility Committee with a recommended approach.
(Clerk’s note: this would have been report CR_6365)

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.8

Community Food Waste Reduction Strategy

 

 

 

Items 6.7 and 6.8 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Utilities Advisor Agreement Renewal

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

1.    That Administration retain Beckett Consulting as the Utilities Advisor for an
additional period of up to two years, effective February 1, 2019, in accordance
with the terms set out in Attachment 1 of the February 1, 2019, Office of the
City Manager report CR_6708.

2.    That the February 1, 2019, Office of the City Manager report CR_6708,
remain private pursuant to section 16 (disclosure harmful to business
interests of a third party) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, A. Paquette

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Hamilton

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:29 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk