UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


April 3, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

ABSENT

E. Gibbons

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, K. Leibovici
M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk
M. de Guzman, 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              3

2.1.       Select Items for Debate                                                                      3

2.2.       Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3.       Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING        3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1.       Improving EPCOR's Performance Based Rates

             Reporting and Confirmation of Compliance Filing                     3

6.2.       Fire Hydrant Service Agreement                                                     4

6.3.       Fire Hydrant Service Agreement - Summary of

             Responses to Questions                                                                   4

6.4.       2011 Waste Management Utility Annual Report                          5

6.5.       2011 Drainage Services Utility Annual Report                             5

6.6.       Waste Managment Utility - Performance Measures                    6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   6

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  6

 

 

 

 

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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 A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the April 3, 2012, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Replacement Pages:

  • 6.6 Waste Management Utility - Performance Measures – Page 1 of 2

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3.

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the February 28, 2012, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.4.

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1.

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

All agenda items were selected for debate.

 

2.2.

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

2.3.

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1.

Improving EPCOR's Performance Based Rates Reporting and Confirmation of Compliance Filing

 

 

 

J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor; and D. Screpnek, Financial Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Performance Based Rates - Minimum Filing Requirements

 

That Administration provide a report to Utility Committee, during the 1st Quarter of 2013, on the minimum filing requirements, for the next Performance Based Rates application.

Financial Svcs.

 

Due Date:

1st Quarter 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.2.

Fire Hydrant Service Agreement

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

 

F. Mannarino, EPCOR Water Services Inc., made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.        

L. Zenari and T. Roehr, EPCOR Water Services Inc.; and  J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That a five-year agreement with EPCOR Water Services Inc., for the maintenance and operation of fire hydrant infrastructure, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the February 21, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSF002, be approved and that the agreement be acceptable, in form and content, to the City Manager.

Community Svcs.

 

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.3.

Fire Hydrant Service Agreement - Summary of Responses to Questions

 

 

 

Items 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the April 3, 2012, Financial Services report 2012CA7155, be received for information.

Financial Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Options for Fire Services Agreement for 2017-2021

 

That Administration provide a report to Utility Committee during the 1st Quarter of 2013, in conjunction with the report on the Performance Based Rates - Minimum Filing Requirements, outlining options available to include the fire services agreement costs for 2017-2021, as part of the Performance Based Rates filing for the same period.

Financial Svcs.

 

Due Date:

1st Quarter 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.4.

2011 Waste Management Utility Annual Report

 

 

 

B. Latta, T. Tompkins and M. Koziol, General Manager, Infrastructure Services; L. Chan, EPCOR Water Services Inc.; and J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the April 3, 2012, Infrastructure Services report 2012IS9645, be received for information.

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Options for Streamed Waste Collection Receptacles

That Utility Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration provide a report to the appropriate Committee with an outline of options to introduce streamed waste collection receptacles in city-owned public spaces including parks, transit centres and streets.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.5.

2011 Drainage Services Utility Annual Report

 

 

 

C. Ward, Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the April 3, 2012, Infrastructure Services report 2012IS0066, be received for information.

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.6.

Waste Management Utility - Performance Measures

 

 

 

T. Tompkins and M. Koziol, General Manager, Infrastructure Services; and L. Chan, EPCOR Water Services Inc., answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the Waste Management Utility public performance measures for the reporting period 2012-2016, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the April 3, 2012, Infrastructure Services report 2012IS2742, be received for information.

Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:07 p.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk