TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


April 20, 2010  –  COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, *S. Mandel

*Committee Member pursuant to section 150 (2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, J. Batty, K. Krushell and T. Caterina
K. McKeown, Office of the City Clerk
M. Barnes, 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                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

4.1        Impacts of the West LRT                                                                   4

4.2        Hybrid Proposal for Fast Tracking LRT

             Construction (Southeast, West and NAIT)                                    4

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

5.1        North Edge Update                                                                             4

5.2        Light Pollution Follow-up                                                                  4

5.3        Three Year No-Cut Program Review                                              6

5.4        EPCOR's Watermain Replacement Criteria and

             Coordination Opportunities                                                              6

5.5        Bus Service to Edmonton International Airport                          6

5.6        Quarterly Update on Trenchless Project Proposals

             - Drainage Services, Design and Construction -

             January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010                                                  7

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

6.1        City Policy Regarding Arterial Roadway Assessment

             Over-Expenditures (S. Mandel)                                                        8

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            8

7.1        Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Budget Information                  8

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         9

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 



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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

9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

That the April 20, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the April 6, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

South LRT Tour (D. Iveson)

Councillor D. Iveson thanked Edmonton Transit staff members for arranging and providing a tour for Members of the Capital Region Board Transit Committee, with an advanced look at the South LRT.

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The Committee selected the following items for debate:

5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 6.1 and 7.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee hear from the following speakers in panels:

5.2   Light Pollution Follow-up

* B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

* R. McConnell, Light Efficient Communities Coalition

* S. Jahrig, Light Efficient Communities Coalition

* D. Robinson, Light Efficient Communities Coalition

* B. McCurdy, Light Efficient Communities Coalition

* D. Hube, Light Efficient Communities Coalition

* W. Rogers, Light Efficient Communities Coalition

5.5   Bus Service to Edmonton International Airport

* P. Strong, Gateway Charters Ltd.

* M. Marriott, Citizens for Better Transit

* M. Makarechian, Edmonton Transit System Advisory  Board

* B. Manhas, United Cabbies Association of Edmonton

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specific.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

4.1

Impacts of the West LRT

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 4, 2010, be approved.

 

Transportation

Due Date: May 4, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

4.2

Hybrid Proposal for Fast Tracking LRT Construction (Southeast, West and NAIT)

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 4, 2010, be approved.

 

Transportation

 

Due Date: May 4, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

5.

REPORTS

5.1

North Edge Update

 

 

 

S. Labonne, K. Barnhart and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department; and B. Latte, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the March 31, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSW006 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

5.2

Light Pollution Follow-up

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Transportation Department, made a presentation.

 

 

 

B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; and R. McConnell, Light Efficient Communities Coalition, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions. D. Robinson and S. Jahrig, Light Efficient Communities Coalition, answered the Committee's questions. Copies of handouts provided by B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; and R. McConnell, Light Efficient Communities Coalition, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

B. Stephenson and G. Cebryk, Transportation Department; and M. Young, Corporate Services Department (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

Lighting Standards, Policy Requirements and Timelines for LED Technology

 

That Administration:

1. Submit a request to the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) for reconsideration of the current municipal lighting design standards in view of the need to reduce light pollution and increase energy efficiency in residential settings and provide an update with TAC’s response;

2. Ensure representatives from the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, Light Efficient Communities Coalition, Edmonton Police Service and other stakeholders have an opportunity to provide input on the development of a Light Efficiency Community policy;

3. Provide an update on the outcomes of the pilot projects and timelines for implementing LED technology;

Lighting Design Requirements

4. In conjunction with Telus World of Science and other stakeholders, explore options regarding the lighting design requirements to create a Coronation Urban Star Park Development;

and report back to Transportation and Public Works Committee in November 2010.

Transportation

 

Due Date: November 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMPW

Due Date: November 2010

 

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

5.3

Three Year No-Cut Program Review

 

 

 

B. Stephenson and G. Cebryk, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

Utility Excavation Pilot Project Results, Cost Impact and Standards

That Administration provide a report on the following:

•  the results of the pilot project to coordinate utility excavation

•  information on the impact and cost of utility excavation to City of Edmonton roads

• new procedures and standards required to retain the integrity of the road base

and report back to the July 13, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting.

Transportation

 

Due Date:
Jul. 13, 2010

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

5.4

EPCOR's Watermain Replacement Criteria and Coordination Opportunities

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the March 20, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD4002 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

5.5

Bus Service to Edmonton International Airport

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, made a presentation.

 

 

 

M. Marriott, Citizens for Better Transit; M. Makarechian, Edmonton Transit Services Advisory Board; and B. Manhas, United Cabbies Association of Edmonton, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. A copy of a handout provided by M. Makarechian, Edmonton Transit Services Advisory Board, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

C. Stolte, K. Koropeski and R. Boutlilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Direct Transit Services to the International Airport

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration approach the City of Leduc, the County of Leduc, the Edmonton Regional Airport Authority (and the Province as appropriate) to attempt to negotiate a partnership agreement and budget impacts that would:

•  implement peak and off-peak public transit service running direct from the Southern terminus of the LRT to the International Airport

•  build upon the potential ETS charter service serving the Capital Region Board partners

and report back to the June 23, 2010, City Council meeting.

 

 

 

 

C. Stolte, K. Koropeski and R. Boutlilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan

 

5.6

Quarterly Update on Trenchless Project Proposals - Drainage Services, Design and Construction - January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the April 8, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW7643 be received for information.

AMPW

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

6.1

City Policy Regarding Arterial Roadway Assessment Over-Expenditures (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

B. Latte and J. Hancock, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the February 22, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD8160 be received for information.

Transportation

 

 

 

 

B. Latte, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Quesnell Bridge Rehabilitation Budget Information

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 4 p.m., pursuant to section 16 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 4:34 p.m.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

1.  That the March 19, 2010, Capital Construction Department report 2010CC3396 be received for information.

2.  That the March 19, 2010, Capital Construction Department report 2010CC3396 remain private pursuant to section 16 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Capital Construction

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, R. Hayter, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson asked whether there were any notices of motion. There were none.

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk