UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 28, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, *S. Mandel
* Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina
L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk
C. Johnston, 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 -

             NONE                                                                                                      3

5.          STATUS REPORT - NONE                                                                 3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1.       Improving EPCOR's Performance Based Rates

             Reporting and Confirmation of Compliance Filing                     3

6.2.       Utility Services Provided to Edmontonians -

             Review and Comparison                                                                   3

6.3.       Offsets Contract Extension                                                              4

6.4.       Public Consultation Plan Regarding Options to

             Modify the Waste Utility Rates for Low Volume

             Generators                                                                                             4

6.5.       Bylaw 16030 - Sewers Use Bylaw 9675 Amendment No.

             29                                                                                                              5

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            5

7.1.       Sanitary Utility Rates                                                                          5

7.2.       Leveraging Edmonton's Waste Management Leadership       5

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   6

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  6

 

 

 

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Action

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1.

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson called the meeting to order at
9:34 a.m.

 

1.2.

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the February 28, 2012, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

6.1   Improving EPCOR's Performance Based Rates Reporting and Confirmation of Compliance Filing.

6.1  Improving EPCOR's Performance Based Rates Reporting and Confirmation of Compliance Filing

- Utilities Advisor's comments

7.1  Sanitary Utility Rates - Private

- Utilities Advisor's Comments

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

1.3.

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the November 15, 2011, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

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, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

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.

Improving EPCOR's Performance Based Rates Reporting and Confirmation of Compliance Filing

 

 

 

L. Zenari, EPCOR, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the February 28, 2012, Financial Services report 2012CA4514 be postponed to the April 3, 2012, Utility Committee meeting.

Financial Svcs.

 

Due Date: Apr. 3, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

6.2.

Utility Services Provided to Edmontonians - Review and Comparison

 

 

 

C. Ward and R. Neehall, Infrastructure Services; and
L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
K. Chan, Financial Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the February 28, 2012, Infrastructure Services report 2012IS5353, be received for information.

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, S. Mandel

 

6.3.

Offsets Contract Extension

 

 

 

R. Neehall and M. Koziol, General Manager, Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the extension to December 31, 2017, of the Agreement Regarding Emission Reductions for the purchase of greenhouse gas offsets from the Clover Bar Landfill by CP Energy Marketing LP, be approved.

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, S. Mandel

 

6.4.

Public Consultation Plan Regarding Options to Modify the Waste Utility Rates for Low Volume Generators

 

 

 

R. Neehall, Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the February 28, 2012, Infrastructure Services report 2012IS1976 be received for information.

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

6.5.

Bylaw 16030 - Sewers Use Bylaw 9675 Amendment No. 29

 

 

 

C. Ward, Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 16030 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, S. Mandel

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1.

Sanitary Utility Rates

 

 

 

Council met in private at 10:54 a.m., pursuant to sections 16 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 11:40 a.m

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

1.         That the Sanitary Utility variable rate for the University of Alberta as outlined in the February 28, 2012, Infrastructure Services report 2012IS3800, be approved.

2.         That the February 28, 2012, Infrastructure Services report 2012IS3800 remain private pursuant to sections 16 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, S. Mandel

 

7.2.

Leveraging Edmonton's Waste Management Leadership

 

 

 

Council met in private at 10:54 a.m., pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 11:40 a.m

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the February 28, 2012, Infrastructure Services verbal report be received for information and remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, S. Mandel

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:08 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk