SPECIAL UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 22, 2018  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Pacquette

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Banga, T. Cartmell, J. Dziadyk
L. Cochrane, City Manager
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
R. Yusuf, Office of the City Clerk

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            1

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          1

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Protocol Items                                                                            2         

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

2.1        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

3.          REPORTS                                                                                              2

3.1        Blatchford Utility Fiscal Policy                                                         2

4.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           3

5.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   3

6.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  3

 

 

 

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Carried

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None

 

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None

 

None

 

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 S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the March 22, 2018, Special Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

1.3

Protocol Items

 

 

World Water Day (M. Walters)

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters, on behalf of Committee acknowledged World Water Day and the need to focus our attention to the importance of water.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

3.

REPORTS

3.1

Blatchford Utility Fiscal Policy

 

 

 

C. Felske, Integrated Infrastructure Services; B. McNabb, Financial and Corporate Services; B. Latte, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services;
T. Burge, Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services; J. Beckett, Utility Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That City Policy C597 Blatchford Renewable Energy Policy, as set out in Attachment 1of the March 22, 2018, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_5452, be amended by replacing Policy statements 2 and 3 as follows:

2. Similar to private utilities, the Utility will account for the cost of service under a full cost accounting approach. All customer charges will be based upon cost of service with the end user (customer) paying at most a comparable fee to what they would elsewhere in the City of Edmonton through their energy utility bills and annual maintenance costs.

3. Through a phased approach, the Utility will generate positive net income, cash flow and a rate of return sufficient to cover current year expenses, working capital requirements, and to facilitate the funding for capital infrastructure and rehabilitation and replacement of its capital assets.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Walters, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters and B. Henderson requested this item be referred to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

4.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

5.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

6.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk