UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


June 8, 2018  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Banga, A. Knack
L. Cochrane, City Manager
S. Kaffo, 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

5.1        Extended Producer Responsibility                                                4

5.2        Source-Separated Organics Pilot                                                   4

5.3        Strategies - Food Waste Reduction                                                4

5.4        Alternate Collection and Diversion Options for

             grass, leaf and yard waste                                                                 5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Spring 2018 Waste Services Supplemental Capital

             Budget Adjustment                                                                             5

6.2        Residential Waste Diversion Calculation                                      5

6.3        Business Plan for Blatchford Renewable Energy

             Utility                                                                                                       6

6.4        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water Services and

             Wastewater Treatment 2017 Progress Report                             7

6.5        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Services

             2017 Progress Report                                                                         7

6.6        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Stakeholder

             Engagement Strategy                                                                         7

6.7        EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Stormwater Integrated

             Resource Plan Risk Ranking Framework                                     8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE                 8

8.          MOTIONS PENDING                                                                            8

8.1        Reduction and/or Elimination of Using Single Use

             Plastics (B. Henderson)                                                                     8

9.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

10.        NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

11.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

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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
9:31 p.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the June 8, 2018, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

·         6.2 Residential Waste Diversion Calculation

·         6.4 EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water and Wastewater Treatment 2017 Progress Report

·         6.5 EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Services 2017 Progress Report

·         6.6 EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

·         6.7 EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Stormwater Integrated Resource Plan Risk Ranking Framework

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the April 23, 2018, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, 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

 

 

 

All items were selected for debate.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

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

8.1 Reduction and/or Elimination of Using Single Use Plastics (B. Henderson)

  1. M. Kalmanovitch, Waste Free Edmonton

 

 

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.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

 

 

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

 

5.1

Extended Producer Responsibility

 

 

 

Items 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 23, 2018, be approved.

 

City Ops.

Due Date:
Aug. 23, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Source-Separated Organics Pilot

 

 

 

Items 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 23, 2018, be approved.

 

City Ops.

Due Date:
Aug. 23, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.3

Strategies - Food Waste Reduction

 

 

 

Items 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 23, 2018, be approved.

 

City Ops.

Due Date:
Aug. 23, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.4

Alternate Collection and Diversion Options for grass, leaf and yard waste

 

 

 

Items 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 23, 2018, be approved.

 

City Ops.

Due Date:
Aug. 23, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Spring 2018 Waste Services Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment

 

 

 

M. Labrecque, City Operations, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, made a presentation. O. Zakoc, Financial and Corporate Services; G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations; and L. Cochrane, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the June 26, 2018, City Council meeting:

That amendments to the 2015-2018 Waste Services Capital Budget as set out in Attachment 2 of the June 8, 2018, City Operations report CR_5871, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Residential Waste Diversion Calculation

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
M. Labrecque and P. Misutka, City Operations; and
L. Cochrane, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the June 26, 2018, City Council Meeting:

That the proposed single unit residential waste diversion rate calculation methodology, as set out in the June 8, 2018, City Operations report CR_5824, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Zero Waste Target Analysis

That Administration, as part of the Waste Management Strategy Update, provide an analysis of a Zero Waste target and associated calculations and strategy implications for residential, multi-family and non residential waste and that consideration of a zero waste target be included in engagement exercises that will be done to support the waste management strategy update.

 

City Ops.

Due by:
Oct. 25, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Business Plan for Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility

 

 

 

C. Felske, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services; and B. Latte and A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions. J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That the June 8, 2018, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_5853, be received for information.

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Water Services and Wastewater Treatment 2017 Progress Report

 

 

 

D. Manning, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  T. McKee and C. Tiedemann, EPCOR, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the June 26, 2018, City Council Meeting:

That the June 8, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_5997, be received for information.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Drainage Services 2017 Progress Report

 

 

 

C. Ward, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to the June 26, 2018, City Council meeting:

That the June 8, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_5998, be received for information.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

 

 

 

M. Kennedy, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. S. Begin and L. Carlson, EPCOR, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the June 8, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_5999, be received for information.

 

Financial and Corp. Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.7

EPCOR Water Services Inc. - Stormwater Integrated Resource Plan Risk Ranking Framework

 

 

 

S. Stanley, S. Ancel and M. Kennedy, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the June 8, 2018, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_6000, be received for information.

 

Financial and Corp. Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

MOTIONS PENDING

8.1

Reduction and/or Elimination of Using Single Use Plastics (B. Henderson)

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Reduction and/or Elimination Mechanisms of Single Use Plastics

That Administration look at current practises in other jurisdictions that have been used to reduce and/or eliminate the use of single use plastics, including but not necessarily limited to plastic bags, cups and straws, and report back on mechanisms the City could use to make further progress on this issue.

 

City Ops.

Due by:
Aug. 23, 2018

 

 

 

M. Kalmanovitch, Waste Free Edmonton, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

9.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

10.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

11.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:49 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk