TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


June 28, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel*, T. Caterina

*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 1230

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors A. Sohi, B. Anderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk

S. Bell, 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                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING        4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                4

5.1        Neighbourhood Lighting Draft Policy                                            4

5.2        Proposed Vehicle Idling Provisions                                               4

6.1        Final List of River Valley Projects                                                   5

6.2        River Valley Alliance Funding Project Processes                      5

6.3        Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive

             of GST) as at June 14, 2011                                                               6

6.4        Update on Crosswalk Lighting Improvements at

             Belvedere LRT Station                                                                       7

6.5        Evaluation of Overpasses in Edmonton                                       7

6.6        135 Street and Henday Interchange Triggers and

             Impacts on 119 Street and 23 Avenue                                            7

6.7        North LRT EPCOR Transmission Lines Change Order            9

6.8        Roadway Improvements Funding Strategy - West

             Edmonton Owners Group                                                                 9

6.9        Edmonton's Urban Traffic Noise Policy - Update                     10

6.10       Utility Excavation Pilot Project Results, Cost

             Impact and Standards                                                                      10

6.11       Corporate Performance Measurement, Draft Target

             Setting - Shift Edmonton's Transportation Mode                     11

6.12       Bylaw 15798 - Amendment to Conduct of Transit

             Passengers Bylaw 8353                                                                  11

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              12

7.1        Facilitating Business Development in Planned LRT

             Routes (S. Mandel)                                                                            12

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE                                                          13

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      13

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                13

 

 

 

 

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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

9:33 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the June 28, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

 

Additions:

6.3 Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at June 14, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the following meeting minutes be adopted:

  • June 13, 2011, Special Transpiration and Infrastructure Committee
  • June 14, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

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, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12 and 7.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hear from the following speakers and that the speakers for agenda items 6.6 and 6.8 be heard in panels:

 

6.1 Final List of River Valley Projects

* C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada, Edmonton

 

6.6 135 Street and Henday Interchange Triggers and Impacts on 119 Street and 23 Avenue

* E. Dean

* I. Edwards

* R. Cadsky

* C. Shier, North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation  Society

* I. Richards

* C. Feldstein

* A. Little

* T. Spyce

* H. Stelfox

* P. Cotterill

* C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada - Edmonton

* D. James

* B. Thompson

* R. Wozniak

 

6.8 Roadway Improvements Funding Strategy - West Edmonton Owners Group

* C. Oberg, West Edmonton Owners Group

* J. Davis, Melcor Developments (to answer questions only)

* D. Berube

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

 

 

There were no reports released early as part of this agenda.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Neighbourhood Lighting Draft Policy

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of July 12, 2011, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Jul. 12, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

5.2

Proposed Vehicle Idling Provisions

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 23, 2011, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Aug. 23, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 


 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Final List of River Valley Projects

 

 

 

L. Brenneis and G. Barry, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Effective Use of River Valley Projects

That Administration approach the River Valley Alliance, Provincial and Federal governments to evaluate the current Provincial Funding Agreement and how City Council could more effectively utilize the River Valley projects, like Louise McKinney, particularly in the Rossdale area or Big Island, and provide a report regarding the outcome of the consultation.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Sep. 20, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

That the funding source for the $20.3 million, from the reallocation of funds as identified in the funding strategy outlined in the June 28, 2011, Sustainable Development report 2011SPE028, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.2

River Valley Alliance Funding Project Processes

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the June 28, 2011, Sustainable Development report 2011SPE029 be received for information.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.3

Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at June 14, 2011

 

 

 

D. Lajeunesse, Corporate Services; B. Griffith and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Administration award the tender project, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 28, 2011 Corporate Services Department report 2011COP007, and enter into all relevant agreements, such tenders to be in accordance with Administration’s normal tendering guidelines with the following change to Attachment 1:

under the class of item T1 (RFP no. 917791):

"Class E (Over $100 Million)" be removed and replaced with "Class B ($30 Million to $50 Million)."

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

Process for Using Value Engineering for LRT Construction and Design

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee outlining Administration's process for using value engineering for LRT construction and design, and the role of external contractors in value engineering. The report is to come back at the same time as the motion made at the June 22, 2011, City Council meeting regarding Southeast to West LRT – Phase 1 Details and Analysis.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Sep. 20, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.4

Update on Crosswalk Lighting Improvements at Belvedere LRT Station

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the June 28, 2011, Transportation Services report 2011TS5279 be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.5

Evaluation of Overpasses in Edmonton

 

 

 

B. Latte and A. Laughlin, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Mayor write a letter to the Provincial and Federal Governments, indicating the position that the Yellowhead Trail should be a provincial and/or federal responsibility, and include examples of highways through Canadian cities currently being funded federally and provincially.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.6

135 Street and Henday Interchange Triggers and Impacts on 119 Street and 23 Avenue

 

 

 

B. Latte and R. Toohey, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

E. Dean, R. Cadsky, C. Shier, North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society, C. Feldstein, D. James, T. Spyce and P. Cotterill made presentations.  P. Cotterill, T. Spyce, R. Cadsky and C. Shier answered Committee's questions.

Documents provided by E. Dean, C. Feldstein and P. Cotteril were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

C. Richmond, I. Edwards, I. Richards, A. Little, H. Stelfox, B. Thompson and R. Wozniak made presentations. 

Documents provided by I. Edwards, I. Richards, A. Little, H. Stelfox and Bob Thompson were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

R. Toohey, B. Latte, A. Laughlin and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure recommend to City Council:

That Administration prepare draft amendments to Bylaw 15101, A Bylaw to Establish the Transportation System for the City of Edmonton, to remove the 119 Street Blackmud Creek bridge crossing, and bring such draft amendments forward to a City Council Public Hearing.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.7

North LRT EPCOR Transmission Lines Change Order

 

 

 

B. Griffith and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.  L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the June 28, 2011, Transportation Services report 2011TS5862, be referred back to Administration to provide information on contracting alternatives for the relocation of the North LRT Transmission Lines, and return to the July 12, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Jul. 12, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.8

Roadway Improvements Funding Strategy - West Edmonton Owners Group

 

 

 

J. Davis, Melcor Developments Ltd., made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. C. Oberg, West End Owners Group, answered Committee's questions.

A document provided by C. Oberg was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

B. Latte and R. Boutilier, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Administration provide a memo to Councillors in advance of the 2012 capital budget outlining the rationale for determining priority for regional roadway improvement.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.9

Edmonton's Urban Traffic Noise Policy - Update

 

 

 

A. Jones, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  B. Latte, Transportation Services; and L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the Transportation Services report 2011TS8877 be postponed to the July 12, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Jul. 12, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.10

Utility Excavation Pilot Project Results, Cost Impact and Standards

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the Transportation Services report 2011TS9578 be postponed to the July 12, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Jul. 12, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.11

Corporate Performance Measurement, Draft Target Setting - Shift Edmonton's Transportation Mode

 

 

 

S. McCabe, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and B. Latte and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Administration provide a report to the July 20, 2011, City Council meeting recommending:

That the draft targets as outlined in Attachment 2 of the June 28, 2011 Financial Services report 2011SM0948REV1, be approved for the following measures:

• rate of criminal code incidents on transit per 100,000 rides

• proportion of Missing Links of Sidewalk and Shared-use Paths constructed in existing areas of the City

• proportion of total planned kms of on-street cycling facilities implemented.

•  that the Corporate Measure 4.3.5, Proportion of total planned kms of on-street cycling facilities implemented, 10-year Recommended Targets, be amended to be in line with the targets from the Active Transportation Strategy, Policy No. C544.

Financial Svcs.

 

Due Date:
Jul. 20, 2011

 

City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

6.12

Bylaw 15798 - Amendment to Conduct of Transit Passengers Bylaw 8353

 

 

 

R. Gabruck and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services; L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council: 

That Bylaw 15798 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

Classification of Penalties in Bylaw 15798

That Administration review the classification of penalties in Bylaw 15798, Conduct of Transit Passengers Bylaw, and provide a report outlining potential changes to the classifications that would assist Administration's with its incentives to change behaviour and help to make the Bylaw easier to understand and enforce.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Sep. 20, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Facilitating Business Development in Planned LRT Routes (S. Mandel)

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

Facilitating Business Development in Planned LRT Routes (S. Mandel)

That the Sustainable Development report 2011SPE016 be postponed to the July 12, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date:

Jul. 12, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:42 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk