TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


January 25, 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 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, J. Batty, L. Sloan
S. Farbrother, City Manager
L. Sahli, 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                                                                           3

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      4

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS              4

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      4

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              4

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         5

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 5

3.1        Information Regarding Approaching Federal

             Government for funding support for LRT (A. Sohi)                    6

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING        6

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                6

5.1        Alternative Transit Service Model (K. Leibovici)                          6

4.          REPORTS                                                                                              7

6.1        Concept Planning Study - Walterdale Bridge

             Replacement and Approach Evaluation - Update on

             Concept Planning Study                                                                    7

6.2        Southeast and West LRT - Construction Delivery

             Method                                                                                                    8

6.3        Future Projected LRT Ridership Challenges and

             Recommendations                                                                              9

6.4        City Auditor's Transit Recommendations and

             Implementation Update                                                                      9

6.5        Framework for Transit Funding Needs Associated

             with Service Requirements                                                             10

6.6        Neighbourhood Planning Transit Framework                          10

6.7        LRT Central Area Circular Timeline and Funding                     10

6.8        New Transit Projects - Smart Bus Technology                         11

6.9        Royal Glenora Club Lease Extension – Status of

             Improvements and Commitments                                                 11

6.10       Vehicle Idling Bylaw  - Possible Implementation                     12

6.11       Sand Boxes at Intersections Pilot Project                                 13

6.12       137 Avenue - 215 Street Arterial Concept Planning

             Study                                                                                                     13

6.13       Funding Models for Fast Tracking LRT Construction           14

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              15

7.1        Edmonton's Urban Traffic Noise Policy (K.

             Leibovici)                                                                                             15

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         15

8.1        Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park - Innovative

             Approaches                                                                                         15

8.2        Transit Service to the International Airport                                16

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                      16

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                16

 

 

 

 

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Action

 

 

 

Action

 

Postponed

 

Action

 

Postponed

 

Postponed

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Carried

 

Action

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Postponed

 

Carried

Action

 

 

Action

 

 

Postponed

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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
9:36 a.m.

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

 

Additions:

 

6.1  Concept Planning Study – Walterdale Bridge Replacement and Approach Evaluation – Update on Concept Planning Study

 

6.8  New Transit Projects – Smart Bus Technology

 

6.13  Funding Models for Fast Tracking LRT Construction

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That the following Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted:

* November 16, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee

* December 8, 2010, Special Transportation and Public Works Committee

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel,
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 Committee selected the following items for debate: 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.13, 7.1, 8.1 and 8.2

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee hear from the following speakers and that the speakers in items 6.9 and 7.1 be heard in a panel:

 

6.1  Concept Planning Study - Walterdale Bridge Replacement and Approach Evaluation - Update on Concept Planning Study

* P. Brown, CBC Edmonton

 

6.9  Royal Glenora Club Lease Extension – Status of Improvements and Commitments

* G. Plamondon

* D. Warren, Royal Glenora

* C. Gardiner, Royal Glenora

 

6.13  Funding Models for Fast Tracking LRT Construction

* L. Zalasky

 

7.1  Edmonton’s Urban Traffic Noise Policy
(K. Leibovici)

* D. Xiao, MLA

* A.  Khan, Malmo Community League

* A. Glemba

* P. Dodson, Malmo Community League

* H. Unrau, Malmo Community League

* M. Tenove, Malmo Community League

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

 

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

 

6.10   Vehicle Idling Bylaw - Possible Amendments

* M. Evans

* A. Talman

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, K. Leibovici

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

K. Krushell, T. Caterina

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

 

* 7.1  Edmonton’s Urban Traffic Noise Policy (K. Leibovici) -  2nd Item of business at 1:30 p.m.  

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

3.1

Information Regarding Approaching Federal Government for Funding Support for LRT (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With regard to the City approaching the federal government for funding support for LRT, please provide the following information:

  • How much transit funding has Edmonton received from the federal government since the Conservative government came to power in 2006? Which Edmonton Transit projects have received federal funding?
  • Please detail all federal funding sources (with dollar amounts) that have supported public transit in Edmonton since the Conservative government came to power in 2006.
  • How does federal funding, provided to Edmonton, compare with that provided for public transit to other major Canadian cities in this time period?

Transportation

 

Due Date: May 10, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Alternative Transit Service Model (K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

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

Transportation

 

Due Date: Feb. 23, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.

REPORTS

 

6.1

Concept Planning Study - Walterdale Bridge Replacement and Approach Evaluation - Update on Concept Planning Study

 

 

 

 

A. Laughlin, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

P. Brown, CBC Edmonton, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

R. Boutilier , Transportation Department; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Office and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

Walterdale Bridge Planning and Consultation Process

That Administration focus efforts on the planning and community consultation process on the bridge with the immediate access egress being the main focus while still protecting future approaches to the bridge.

Transportation

 

Due Date: May 10, 2011

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

 

Scona Road Project - Status

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee regarding the status of the Scona Road project.

Transportation

 

Due Date: Feb. 23, 2011

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

50th Street Bridge Alignment History

That Administration provide a report regarding the 50th Street Bridge alignment and its history.

Transportation

 

Due Date: May 10, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

 

K. Krushell

 

 

6.2

Southeast and West LRT - Construction Delivery Method

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2011, Capital Construction Department report 2011CC4819 be postponed, and that the Office of the City Clerk in consultation with the Agenda Review Committee determine an appropriate date to return to Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: TBD

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.3

Future Projected LRT Ridership Challenges and Recommendations

 

 

 

 

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; D. Geake, K. Koropeski, and C. Stolte, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

Sources of Funding for Enhancing LRT Fleet Capacity
That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee, identifying sources of funding for enhancing fleet capacity by purchasing additional LRT cars for the NAIT line.

Finance & Treas.

 

Due Date: Feb. 8, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.4

City Auditor's Transit Recommendations and Implementation Update

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD7940 be postponed, and that the Office of the City Clerk in consultation with the Agenda Review Committee determine an appropriate date to return to Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: TBD

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.5

Framework for Transit Funding Needs Associated with Service Requirements

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD8464 be postponed, and that the Office of the City Clerk in consultation with the Agenda Review Committee determine an appropriate date to return to Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: TBD

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.6

Neighbourhood Planning Transit Framework

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD9799 be postponed, and that the Office of the City Clerk in consultation with the Agenda Review Committee determine an appropriate date to return to Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: TBD

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.7

LRT Central Area Circular Timeline and Funding

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD6681 be postponed, and that the Office of the City Clerk in consultation with the Agenda Review Committee determine an appropriate date to return to Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: TBD

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.8

New Transit Projects - Smart Bus Technology

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

That up to $3.4 million of capital funds be reallocated from Projects 66-1665 Transit Priority Corridors and 66-1420 Transportation Computer Equipment/Applications to Transit Smart Bus Technology Pilot Project 66-1293.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.9

Royal Glenora Club Lease Extension – Status of Improvements and Commitments

 

 

 

 

C. Ward, Asset Management and Public Works Department, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

C. Gardiner and D. Warren, Royal Glenora; and
G. Plamondon, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.
A document provided by G. Plamondon was distributed to Members of the Committee, and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

R. Larson, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and K. Klaassen, Corporate Services Department (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That an amendment to the lease with the Royal Glenora Club, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the January 25, 2011, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2011PW5270, be approved, on the condition that Administration renegotiate with the Royal Glenora Club for the City to retain any funds paid in the event that the Royal Glenora Club voids the lease extension agreement.

AMPW

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.10

Vehicle Idling Bylaw  - Possible Implementation

 

 

 

 

M. Brostrom, Deputy City Manager's Office, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

M. Evans and A. Talman, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

S. Phipps, Corporate Services Department (Law); and D. Aitkin, Planning and Development Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

 

Update on Idling Legislation and Possible Idling Bylaw Options

That Administration provide a report:

a) updating Transportation and Public Works Committee on the status of idling legislation in other Canadian cities

b) identifying possible bylaw options for a more geographically concentrated approach, such as near schools, hospitals, seniors' centers and other locations with concentration of high vulnerability populations, including options for proactive enforcements

DCMO

 

Due Date:

May 10, 2011

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

 

6.11

Sand Boxes at Intersections Pilot Project

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2011, Transportation Department report 2010TD1312 be postponed to the March 8, 2011, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting.

Transportation

 

Due Date:

Mar. 8, 2011

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

B. Henderson, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

 

S. Mandel, T. Caterina

 

 

6.12

137 Avenue - 215 Street Arterial Concept Planning Study

 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

1.  That the 137 Avenue – 215 Street Concept Planning Study, as outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 of the January 25, 2011, Transportation Department report 2010TD0789rev, be approved.

2.  That Administration bring forward a realigned 137 Avenue as part of a future amendment to the Big Lake Area Structure Plan.

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.13

Funding Models for Fast Tracking LRT Construction

 

 

 

 

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.
R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department; and S. Farbrother, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

Southeast and West LRT Line – Source of Funding and Phasing Schedule

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee, as soon as possible that:

a) identifies options for cost and source of funds for preliminary engineering for the Southeast and West LRT line

b) identifies options for a schedule for phasing in the Southeast to West LRT line with an accompanying engineering schedule

c) outline the amount of funding needed for land purchases

d) identifies options for funding scenarios for the various LRT line options including P3 funding options

Transportation/Finance and Treas.

 

Due Date:

Feb. 23, 2011

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

7.1

Edmonton's Urban Traffic Noise Policy (K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

 

D. Xiao, MLA; and M. Tenove, Malmo Community League, made a presentation. A. Glemba; P. Dodson,  A. Khan and H. Unrau, Malmo Community League made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

Copies of documents out provided by A. Glemba; and P. Dodson, Malmo Community League, were distributed to Members of the Committee, and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

 

A. Jones, A. Laughlin and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee's question.

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

Edmonton’s Urban Traffic Noise Policy – Update

That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee with an update on the review of Transportation Department's Urban Traffic Noise Policy, as outlined in the January 25, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD4231 by June 2011.

Transportation

 

Due Date:

Jun. 28, 2011

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

 

8.1

Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park - Innovative Approaches

 

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

 

That the January 25, 2011, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2011PW8980 be postponed, and that the Office of the City Clerk in consultation with the Agenda Review Committee determine an appropriate date to return to Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: TBD

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

8.2

Transit Service to the International Airport

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:38 a.m. pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 12:07 p.m.

 

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

 

1.  That Administration enter into negotiations with affected stakeholders for joint funding of bus service, to the Edmonton International Airport, based on the service parameters and negotiating position, as outlined in the January 25, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD4731.

2.  That the January 25, 2011, Transportation Department report 2011TD4731 remain private pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

 

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

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:36 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

______________________                                   ______________________

Chair                                                                           City Clerk