UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


June 19, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, J. Batty, K. Leibovici
M. Nathoo, Deputy 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             2

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.       Results of Public Consultation Plan Regarding

             Options to Modify Waste Utility Rates - Maintain

             existing rate structure                                                                         3

6.2.       2013-2015 Waste Management Utility Business Plan                4

6.3.       2013-2015 Drainage Services Utility Business Plan                  4

6.4.       EPCOR Water Services Inc. Performance Based Rates

             - 2011 Progress Report                                                                      4

6.5.       Bylaw 16144 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 15618 -

             EPCOR Water Services and Wastewater Treatment

             Bylaw                                                                                                      5

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                5

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           5

8.1.       Drainage Services Building Purchase Opportunity                   5

8.2.       Leveraging Edmonton's Waste Management Leadership       6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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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
9:32 a.m.

 

1.2.

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the June 19, 2012, Utility Committee agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3.

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the May 15, 2012, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

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 on the agenda were selected for debate.

 

2.2.

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There we no requests to speak.

 

2.3.

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the following items be made time specific:

1st Item of       6.4     EPCOR Water Services Inc.
Business                 Performance Based Rates – 2011
                               Progress Report

2nd Item of      6.5       Bylaw 16144 – A Bylaw to amend         Business                  Bylaw 15618 – EPCOR Water Services
                                and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

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.

Results of Public Consultation Plan Regarding Options to Modify Waste Utility Rates - Maintain existing rate structure

 

 

 

R. Neehall, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
C. Boyce, Financial Services and Utilities; L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the June 19, 2012, Financial Services and Utilities report 2012IS8626, be received for information.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2.

2013-2015 Waste Management Utility Business Plan

 

 

 

R. Neehall, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
C. Chan, Financial Services and Utilities; and J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the June 19, 2012, Financial Services and Utilities report 2012IS3978, be received for information.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3.

2013-2015 Drainage Services Utility Business Plan

 

 

 

C. Ward, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
C. Chan, Financial Services and Utilities; J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor; M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk; and D. H. Edey, General Manager, Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the June 19, 2012, Financial Services and Utilities report 2012IS9817, be received for information.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4.

EPCOR Water Services Inc. Performance Based Rates - 2011 Progress Report

 

 

 

F. Mannarino and L. Zenari, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; S. Stanley, EPCOR; and
J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That the June 19, 2012, Financial Services and Utilities report 2012CA2103, be received for information.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.5.

Bylaw 16144 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 15618 - EPCOR Water Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw

 

 

 

F. Mannarino and L. Zenari, EPCOR, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor; and M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

1.   That Section 8 and Sections 10 to 12 of Bylaw 12294, EPCOR Rates Procedures Bylaw be suspended for the day of July 4, 2012, in accordance with Section 13.1 of Bylaw 12294, to allow City Council to give three readings to Bylaw 16144, without holding a non-statutory public hearing.

2.  That Bylaw 16144, EPCOR Water Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw Amendment No. 1, Attachment 3 to the June 19, 2012, Financial Services and Utilities report 2012CA3653, be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1.

Drainage Services Building Purchase Opportunity

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 1:32 p.m., pursuant to sections 23, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 2:26 p.m.

C. Ward, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  
M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk; L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; M. Hall, Sustainable Development; C. Chan, Financial Services and Utilities; J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor; and D. H. Edey, General Manager, Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

1.    That the June 19, 2012, Financial Services and Utilities report 2012IS4632, be referred back to administration to prepare a public report that outlines:

·         a full discussion of the business merits of the proposed move

·         the implications for the downtown area

·         tax revenues

·         costs to utility customers

·         potential alternatives

and include a report from the Utilities Advisor with an analysis of the business case for the proposed move.

2.    That Attachments 2, 3 and 4 of the June 19, 2012, Financial Services and Utilities report 2012IS4632 remain private pursuant to sections 23, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

Due Date: Aug. 28, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.2.

Leveraging Edmonton's Waste Management Leadership

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 1:32 p.m, pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

The Committee met in public at 2:26 p.m.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the Leveraging Edmonton’s Waste Management Leadership 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.

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:17 p.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk