UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


June 9, 2017  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, M. Banga, *D. Iveson, M. Walters

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

ABSENT

E. Gibbons

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A. Knack
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
I. MacLean, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, 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                                                                                      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                                         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        Home Drainage Service - Education and

             Communication Campaign                                                               3

6.2        City-Wide Flood Mitigation Strategy                                               4

6.3        Flooding Risks - Capacity and Drainage Options                      4

6.4        Odour Control - Key Measures                                                        5

6.5        Performance Based Rate Setting                                                    5

6.6        EPCOR Water Services Inc. Performance Based Rates

             - 2016 Progress Report                                                                      6

6.7        Bylaw 18094 - To Amend the EPCOR Rates Procedures

             Bylaw 12294 Amendment No. 3 - Performance Based

             Rate Application - Increasing Public Awareness                        7

6.8        Bylaw 18100 - EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw - To

             approve the rates and terms and conditions of

             Drainage Utility Services provided by EPCOR                            9

6.9        Bylaw 18093 - To Replace Bylaw 16200 the City of

             Edmonton Drainage Bylaw                                                             10

6.10       Waste Services Business Plan                                                    10

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              10

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                10

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                11

 

 

 

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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 June 9, 2017, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the April 24, 2017, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

All items were selected for debate.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

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.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Home Drainage Service - Education and Communication Campaign

 

 

 

D. Jones, Deputy City Manager, City Operations, made a presentation.  A. Siemens and C. Ward, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the June 9, 2017, City Operations report CR_4281, be received for information.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

 

 

6.2

City-Wide Flood Mitigation Strategy

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from J. Ragsdale.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

T. Wyman, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

J. Ragsdale made a presentation.

P. Ohm, T. Wyman and R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Sustainable Development; C. Ward, City Operations; S. Stanley, EPCOR; and J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the June 9, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4408, be received for information.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Building a Mitigation Risk-Based Analysis

That Administration approach the Insurance Bureau of Canada and other orders of government to apply to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Leadership in Asset Management Program and Municipal Climate Innovation Program to build a risk-based analysis of the optimum sharing of risk among:

·         insurance customers

·         disaster response from Federally-Provincially-Derived-Tax dollars

·         local flood mitigation measures funded by utility rate-payers

·         capital grants from other orders of government for mitigation

and provide an interim report.

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
Aug, 2017

 

 

 

P. Ohm and R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Flooding Risks - Capacity and Drainage Options

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the June 9, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_3991, be received for information.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, , D. Iveson M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.4

Odour Control - Key Measures

 

 

 

C. Ward, City Operations; and P. Ohm, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the June 9, 2017, City Operations report CR_4796, be received for information.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.5

Performance Based Rate Setting

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the following Items be dealt with separately:

  • 6.5 - Performance Based Rate Setting
  • 6.6 - EPCOR Water Services Inc. Performance Based Rates - 2016 Progress Report
  • 6.7 - Bylaw 18094 - To Amend the EPCOR Rates Procedures Bylaw 12294 Amendment No. 3 - Performance Based Rate Application - Increasing Public Awareness

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services, made a presentation.  T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services;
D. Manning, EPCOR; and   J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Performance Based Rate Setting Enhancements Updates

That Administration work with the Utility Adviser and EPCOR to implement enhancements to the Performance Based Rate setting process including regulatory, governance, process and information improvements, as outlined in the June 9, 2017, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_4188 and provide regular updates on the progress of the work including proposed amendments to Bylaw 12294 – EPCOR Rates Procedures Bylaw.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

 

T. Burge, Chief Financial Office and Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services; and I. MacLean, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.6

EPCOR Water Services Inc. Performance Based Rates - 2016 Progress Report

 

 

 

D. Manning and C. Piercey, EPCOR; and J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Performance Based Rates - Relationships and Benefits

That Administration work with EPCOR to provide a report with additional details outlining:

1.    The relationship between the rebasing assumptions in the 2017 - 2022 Performance Based Rates to those presented in the Financial and Corporate Services report CR_4864.

2.    The benefits that customers have received under previous 2012 – 2017 Performance Based Rates.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

Due Date:
Aug. 30, 2017

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.7

Bylaw 18094 - To Amend the EPCOR Rates Procedures Bylaw 12294 Amendment No. 3 - Performance Based Rate Application - Increasing Public Awareness

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from J. Ragsdale.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

J. Ragsdale made a presentation.

D. Manning, EPCOR; and B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services; and D. Fisher, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the July 11, 2017, City Council meeting:

That Bylaw 18094 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Bylaw 18094 - Environmental Management Recommendations

That Administration prepare recommendations to the environmental management section of the Bylaw to align with City objectives rather than industry benchmarks, prior to second reading.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

Due by:
To Be Determined 

City Council

 

 

 

D. Fisher, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.8

Bylaw 18100 - EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw - To approve the rates and terms and conditions of Drainage Utility Services provided by EPCOR

 

 

 

Items 6.8 and 6.9 were dealt with together.

B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services; and
D. Manning and C. Piercey, EPCOR, made presentations.  D. Manning, EPCOR; C. Ward, City Operations; and
D. Fisher, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the July 11, 2017, City Council meeting:

1.    That Bylaw 18100, as set out in Attachment 1 of the June 9, 2017, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_4885, be read a first time.

2.    That upon first reading of Bylaw 18100:

a.    Bylaw 18100 be referred to the City Manager and return to City Council, through Utility Committee, with a report as to the reasonableness of the rates application, and a summary of written submissions by interested parties.

b.    Bylaw 18100 be referred to the August 30, 2017, Utility Committee meeting, for a non-statutory public hearing.

c.    EPCOR carry out the necessary advertisement of the non-statutory public hearing, to be held at the August 30, 2017, Utility Committee meeting, in accordance with section 606 of the Municipal Government Act.

d.    Written submissions regarding material within the rates report from Councillors be provided to the Office of the City Clerk, no later than July 18, 2017, at 4 p.m., as per section 8(2) of Bylaw 12294 - EPCOR Rates Procedures Bylaw.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.9

Bylaw 18093 - To Replace Bylaw 16200 the City of Edmonton Drainage Bylaw

 

 

 

Items 6.8 and 6.9 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the July 11, 2017, City Council meeting:

That Bylaw 18093 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.10

Waste Services Business Plan

 

 

 

D. Jones, Deputy City Manager and M. Labrecque, City Operations, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the June 9, 2017, City Operations report CR_4483, be received for information.

City Ops.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

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 4:13 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk