TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


June 29, 2010  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Anderson, B. Henderson, J. Batty
J. Charchun, 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

3.1        Tree Planting Initiatives (K. Leibovici)                                            3

3.2        Proposed West and Southeast LRT Intersection

             Service Levels and Design Options (K. Leibovici)                      4

3.3        Southeast Skateboard Park (B. Henderson/D.

             Theile/J. Batty/A. Sohi)                                                                        4

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                5

4.1        Funding Models for Fast Tracking LRT Construction               5

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

5.1        137 Avenue - 215 Street Arterial Concept Planning

             Study                                                                                                       5

5.2        Heritage Valley Trail (135 Street) - Anthony

             Henday Drive Interchange Concept Planning Study

             - Interchange Configuration and Integration with

             Road Network                                                                                       6

5.3        Downtown LRT Concept Planning and Engineering -

             Amending Agreement                                                                         7

5.4        Expropriation of Properties - Required for 153

             Avenue                                                                                                    8

5.5        Expropriation of Lands - Required for 137 Avenue                    8

5.6        Expropriation of Lands - Required for 17 Street

             Widening                                                                                                8

6.          PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE                                                             9

7.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         9

8.          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

9:35 a.m.

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

 

Moved R. Hayter:

 

 

 

 

That the June 29, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

That item 5.2, Heritage Valley Trail (135 Street) – Anthony Henday Drive Interchange Concept Planning Study – Interchange Configuration and Integration with Road Network, be the first item of business and item 5.1, 137 Avenue – 215 Street Arterial Concept Planning Study, be the second item of business.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the June 15, 2010, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

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: 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3.

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers in panels:

 

5.1  137 Avenue – 215 Street Arterial Concept Planning Study

* C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada

           

5.2  Heritage Valley Trail (135 Street) – Anthony Henday Drive Interchange Concept Planning Study – Interchange Configuration and Integration with Road Network

* I. Edwards

* J. Makarowski

* I. Richards

* J. Rehill

* C. Feldstein

* C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

3.1

Tree Planting Initiatives (K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many tree planting initiatives that occur within Edmonton that are initiated by organizations like Tree Canada, in partnership with private sector and non-government organizations. Recently the County of Wellington initiated the Green Legacy Tree Planting Program, which utilizes community partners and volunteers to plant trees.

1. Can Administration provide a list of organizations within Edmonton that currently plant trees in our public spaces?

2. Does the City actively partner with those groups, if yes, please provide examples?

3. Could elements of the County of Wellington tree planting program be adapted to Edmonton? If yes, which ones?

4. What are the costs of the County of Wellington's Program?

5. Could the Capital City Cleanup be utilized as a model for a tree planting program in Edmonton, with the inclusion of an advisory committee to Administration for urban forestry and landscaping?

6. What other mechanisms are in place to encourage citizens to participate, i.e. City of Edmonton Benchmark Program.

AMPW

 

Due Date: Nov. 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2

Proposed West and Southeast LRT Intersection Service Levels and Design Options (K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That Administration provide a report outlining the following:

* current level of service (i.e. D,E,F) of the major intersections along the proposed west and southeast LRT route

* the level of service of those major intersections opening day of the LRT

* the projected level of service 30 years from now

* design options being considered to alleviate some of the vehicle congestion along this route

This report is to be provided in the fall of 2010.

Transportation

 

Due Date: November 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.3

Southeast Skateboard Park (B. Henderson/D. Thiele/J. Batty/
A. Sohi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a number of years, the City of Edmonton has been working with a group of community volunteers towards building a skateboard park in Southeast Edmonton. My understanding is that a site has been located and significant funds have been raised by the group. Please provide a report on the following:

1.  Progress to date on the park, including current status of the initiative.

2.  Possible mechanisms for funding.

Community Svcs

AMPW

 

Due Date: Aug. 24, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

 

4.1

Funding Models for Fast Tracking LRT Construction

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 30, 2010, be approved.

 

Finance & Treas.

 

City Council

Due Date: Aug. 30, 2010

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

5.

REPORTS

 

5.1

137 Avenue - 215 Street Arterial Concept Planning Study

 

 

 

 

B. Latte and A. Laughlin, Transportation Department, made a presentation.

 

 

 

 

C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada, made a presentation.

 

 

 

 

A. Laughlin and B. Latte, Transportation Department; and L. Brenneis, Acting General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That the June 2, 2010, Transportation Department report 2010TD0789, be referred back to Administration to return to Transportation and Public Works Committee with further information including:

* financial and developmental impacts and compensation associated with providing the 150 meter top of bank offset

* additional information on the environmental impacts and associated compensation and a list of the environmental components that were considered

* a more detailed illustration of the arterial road configuration with ravines, wildlife corridors and pedestrian networks, both approved and proposed Neighbourhood Structure Plans and connectivity of the trail system north and south of 137 avenue accessing neighbourhoods and Lois Hole Provincial Park

* options for City Council and Committee, to provide direction for land use for the Big Lake Area Structure Plan

Transportation

 

Due Date: Aug. 24, 2010

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

5.2

Heritage Valley Trail (135 Street) - Anthony Henday Drive Interchange Concept Planning Study - Interchange Configuration and Integration with Road Network

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

I. Edwards; J. Makarowski; and C. Feldstein, made presentations. I. Richards; J. Rehill; and C. Richmond, Sierra Club Canada, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. Documents provided by I. Edwards; J. Makarowski; I. Richards; and J. Rehill, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

 

A. Laughlin and B. Latte, Transportation Department; and L. Brenneis, Acting General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

 

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

 

That Administration report to the Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting in June 2011, outlining:

1.  the triggers for advancing construction of the 135 Street and Henday interchange

2.  whether the 119 Street connection from Twin Brooks to 23 Avenue would ever proceed prior to the construction of the 135 Street and Henday interchange

3.  whether the advancement of the 119 Street project could be made contingent upon first connecting the LRT into Heritage Valley, and if so, where this condition could best be embedded: the Twin Brooks Area Structure Plan, the Heritage Valley Servicing Concept Design Brief, or the Transportation System Bylaw

4.  the City’s options for suspending the advancement of the 119 Street crossing project (e.g., removing the 119 Street connection/crossing from the Transportation System Bylaw, Area Structure Plan).

Administration should utilize all options to make this report available to the public earlier than the standard three clear days.

Transportation

 

Due Date: June 2011

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

5.3

Downtown LRT Concept Planning and Engineering - Amending Agreement

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

 

That an amendment to the agreement with Steer Davies Gleave, in an amount up to $650,000 plus GST, for concept planning and engineering of the Downtown LRT connection between the Southeast and West LRT alignments be approved, and that the agreement be in a form acceptable to the City Manager.

 

Transportation

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That Administration provide a report to City Council on the timeline and funding required for the alignment and concept planning for the LRT Central Area Circulator, as part of the 2011 budget deliberations.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

5.4

Expropriation of Properties - Required for 153 Avenue

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That Administration commence the expropriation of the lands, as outlined in Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 2 of the June 29, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW1153.

2.  That Administration be authorized to enter into Section 30 Agreement(s) with the owner or owners of any lands described in Attachment 2 of the June 29, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW1153, where the owner is willing to consent to the expropriation of the land by the City.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

5.5

Expropriation of Lands - Required for 137 Avenue

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That Administration commence the expropriation of the land, as outlined in Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 2 of the June 29, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW7169

2.  That Administration enter into Section 30 Agreement(s) with the owner(s) of the land described in Attachment 2 of the June 29, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW7169, where the owner is willing to consent to the expropriation of the land by the City.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

5.6

Expropriation of Lands - Required for 17 Street Widening

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

 

That Transportation and Public Works Committee recommend to City Council:

1.  That Administration commence expropriation of the lands, as outlined in Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 2 of the June 29, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW5704, be approved.

2.  That Administration enter into Section 30 Agreement(s) with the owner or owners of any lands described in Attachment 2 of the June 29, 2010, Asset Management and Public Works Department report 2010PW5704, where the owner is willing to consent to the expropriation of the land by the City.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

6.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

 

7.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

 

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

 

 

8.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12 p.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk