UTILITY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


August 24, 2016  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters, *D. Iveson

*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A. Knack

I. MacLean, Office of the City Clerk

O. Temirova, 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                                                                      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

5.1        Existing Inventory State for Drainage and Waste                       3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        North Saskatchewan River Level – Update – Verbal Report   4

6.2        Enerkem Waste to Biofuels Facility - Update                               4

6.3        Mechanisms to Inform Waste Haulage Customers on

             Waste Processing                                                                                4

6.4        Options to Incentivize Drainage Service

             Connection Renewal Including Scale of Costs                           5

6.5        34 Street Wastewater Agreement Renewal                                  5

6.6        Automated Waste Collection Strategy                                           6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

7.1        Vegetation Benefits (M. Walters)                                                     6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           6

8.1        Commercial Waste Collection - Annual Report                           6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE
9.1        Flooding Risks On Inner Ring Transportation Corridors         7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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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 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the August 24, 2016, Utility Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Addition:

6.1 North Saskatchewan River Level - Update

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the June 24, 2016, Utility Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

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: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 and 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Utility Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate: 

7.1       Vegetation Benefits (M. Walters)

  • M. R. Clark
  • C. Schlegelmilch

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

6.2       Enerkem Waste to Biofuels Facility - Update
            2nd item of business

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE


 


5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Existing Inventory State for Drainage and Waste

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of
November 4, 2016, be approved.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

Due by:
Nov. 4, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

North Saskatchewan River Level – Update  – Verbal Report

 

 

 

C. Ward, City Operations, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the August 24, 2016, City Operations verbal report on the North Saskatchewan River Level - Update, be received for information.

City Operations

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 

6.2

Enerkem Waste to Biofuels Facility - Update

 

 

 

C. Ward, City Operations, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. C. Felske, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the August 24, 2016, City Operations report CR_3804, be received for information.

City Operations

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, D. Iveson,
M. Walters

 


 

6.3

Mechanisms to Inform Waste Haulage Customers on Waste Processing

 

 

 

C. Ward and C. Boyce, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the August 24, 2016, City Operations report CR_3639, be received for information.

City Operations

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.4

Options to Incentivize Drainage Service Connection Renewal Including Scale of Costs

 

 

 

C. Yong, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation. C. Yong and T. Wymann, Integrated Infrastructure Services; C. Ward, City Operations; P. Ohm, Sustainable Development; and J. Beckett, Utilities Advisor, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Home Drainage Service - Education and Communication Campaign

That Administration prepare an education and communication campaign for proactive home drainage service connection inspections and maintenance and rehabilitation.

City Operations

Due by:
Second Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.5

34 Street Wastewater Agreement Renewal

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Acting Deputy City Manager, City Opeartions, made a presentation. C. Ward, City Operations, and
C. Poolie, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the 34 Street Wastewater Transmission and Treatment agreement between the City of Edmonton, Strathcona County, and EPCOR Water Services Inc., as outlined in Attachment 1, be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

City Operations

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.6

Automated Waste Collection Strategy

 

 

 

T. Tompkins, City Operations, made a presentation.
C. Ward, T. Tompkins, and C. Boyce, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the August 24, 2016, City Operations report CR_3842, be received for information.

City Operations

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Vegetation Benefits (M. Walters)

 

 

 

F. Sacluti, Sustainable Development, made a presentation. G. Cebryk, Acting Deputy City Manager, City Operations; and P. Ohm, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

C. Schlegelmilch and M. R. Clark made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters referred this item to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Commercial Waste Collection - Annual Report

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the August 24, 2016, City Operations report CR_3791, be received for information and remain private pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

City Operations

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

 

 

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

9.1

Flooding Risks On Inner Ring Transportation Corridors

 

 

 

Councillor M. Walters requested permission to make a Motion Without Notice regarding flooding risks on our inner ring transportation corridors.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Councillor M. Walters be allowed to make a Motion Without Notice regarding flooding risks on our inner ring transportation corridors.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Can Administration provide a report on the following:

Drainage Design Capacity and Improved Public Warning Systems

1.    The current drainage design capacity of the underpasses on the aforementioned roadways.

2.    Provide details on an improved public warning and education system in the event of heavy rainfall events.

Flooding Risks - Capacity and Drainage Options

3.    The risks associated with flooding at varying levels of rainfall on our inner ring transportation corridors; Whitemud drive, Yellowhead Freeway, Capilano Freeway and 170 street or any at risk underpasses.

4.    Conduct a high level study examining innovative and cost effective options if any to increase capacity or improve drainage performance in these locations.

City Operations

Due by:
Nov. 4, 2016

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
Second Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Henderson, E. Gibbons, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:34 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk