Transportation and Public Works
Committee Minutes
October 15/21, 2008
Members:                                            ...
E.       REPORTS

E.1.     Asset Management and Public Works Department
         L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Manageme...
M. Kalmanovitch, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters; M. Dubuc, Society
         for Improving Traffic Flow; and A. Pirbhai, made p...
Transportation Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered
         the Committee’s questions.
         Councillo...
J. Hodgson and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and
         Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s ...
For the Motion:             B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell,
                            S. Mandel.
   ...
Corporate Properties FTEs
Moved K. Leibovici:

That Administration provide more information regarding                     ...
Parking
Moved T. Caterina:

That Administration provide more information regarding:                       AMPW
a.the numbe...
Carried
For the Motion:             B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell,
                            S. Man...
FTEs required.                                                              Due: Dec. 1/08
(Page 75 of Volume I).
        ...
operating reserves to the operating budget, and which                         City Council
reserves those would be?       ...
Waste Management Efficiencies
Moved S. Mandel:

That Administration provide more information regarding:                   ...
Councillor E. Gibbons was absent.
E.3. Transportation Department
(continued from page 2)
         Councillor E. Gibbons en...
Transit
Moved K. Krushell – T. Caterina:
                  That the 2009 Transit Operating Budget be reduced by
          ...
A document provided by Transportation Department, entitled 2009
         Proposed Transit Operating Budget, was distribute...
Referred to Dec. 1/08




Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to                  16 ...
Transit Service Package
Moved B. Henderson:

That Administration provide more information prioritizing   Transportation
th...
R.       NOTICES OF MOTION

         Councillor B. Anderson asked whether there were any Notices of
         Motion. There...
INDEX
     TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE MINUTES
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  1. 1. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes October 15/21, 2008 Members: Present: B. Anderson, Chair B. Anderson B. Henderson, Vice-Chair B. Henderson E. Gibbons E. Gibbons K. Krushell K. Krushell S. Mandel S. Mandel Also in Attendance: Councillor J. Batty Councillor T. Caterina Councillor R. Hayter Councillor D. Iveson Councillor K. Leibovici Councillor A. Sohi Councillor D. Thiele A. B. Maurer, City Manager S. Thompson, Office of the City Clerk J. Wright, Office of the City Clerk A. CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS A.1. Call to Order Councillor B. Anderson called the meeting to order at 1:33 p.m. A.2. Adoption of Agenda Moved B. Henderson: That the October 15/21, 2008, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change: Replacement Page: E.5. Recommended Service Standards and Planning Guidelines for Edmonton Transit System Attachment 1 – City Policy C539 Transit Service Standards – Page 1 of 5 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell. A. B. Maurer, City Manager and S. Thompson, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee’s questions. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 1 of 17
  2. 2. E. REPORTS E.1. Asset Management and Public Works Department L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, made a presentation. Copies of the Asset Management and Public Works Department presentation were distributed to Members of the Committee, and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk. Mayor S. Mandel entered the meeting. (E.1. continued on page 4) E.2. Capital Construction Department M. Koziol, General Manager, Capital Construction Department, made a presentation. Copies of the Capital Construction Department presentation were distributed to Members of the Committee, and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk. (E.2. continued on page 12) E.3. Transportation Department R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, made a presentation. Copies of the Transportation Department presentation were distributed to Members of the Committee, and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk. S. Thompson, Office of the City Clerk, and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions. The Committee recessed at 2:43 p.m. The Committee reconvened at 3:49 p.m. Mayor S. Mandel and Councillor E. Gibbons were absent. (E.3. continued on page 13) E.4. NON-STATUTORY PUBLIC HEARING – October 15 City of Edmonton 2009 Operating Budget Councillor B. Anderson explained the Non-statutory Public Hearing process. M. Debrinski, Finance and Treasury Department, made a presentation. Copies of the Finance and Treasury Department’s presentation were distributed to Members of the Committee, and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk. Councillor E. Gibbons entered the meeting. S. Thompson, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee’s questions. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 2 of 17
  3. 3. M. Kalmanovitch, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters; M. Dubuc, Society for Improving Traffic Flow; and A. Pirbhai, made presentations. A copy of the presentation provided by M. Dubuc, Society for Improving Traffic Flow, was distributed to Members of the Committee, and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk. M. Dubuc, Society for Improving Traffic Flow; A. Pirbhai; and M. Kalmanovitch, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters, answered the Committee’s questions. The meeting adjourned at 4:33 p.m. The Committee reconvened on October 21, 2008, at 9:36 a.m. Mayor S. Mandel was absent. J. Wright, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee’s questions. Zero Based Budget – Parks/Road Maintenance/Street Sweeping R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department; L. Brenneis and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Mayor S. Mandel entered the meeting. (continued on page 4) Parks Maintenance Moved S. Mandel: That Administration provide more information comparing AMPW City of Edmonton parks maintenance against benchmarks City Council used by other municipalities. Budget (Page 71 of Volume I) Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. Absent: E. Gibbons. K. Swetlikoe, KPMG; L. Brenneis and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Councillor B. Anderson vacated the Chair and Councillor B. Henderson presided. Councillor B. Anderson left the meeting. L. Brenneis and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department; R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 3 of 17
  4. 4. Transportation Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions. Councillor B. Anderson re-entered the meeting. Councillor B. Henderson vacated the Chair and Councillor B. Anderson presided. Street Sweeping and Turf Maintenance Equipment and Productivity Standard Moved S. Mandel: That Administration provide more information outlining: AMPW 1. more detail regarding equipment used and Transportation repair/fabrication shop costs and fixed assets. City Council 2. the productivity standard for street sweeping and turf Budget maintenance. Due: Dec. 1/08 (Pages 71 and 254 of Volume I) Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. Councillor B. Anderson vacated the Chair and Councillor B. Henderson presided. Councillor B. Anderson left the meeting. Councillor B. Anderson re-entered the meeting. Councillor B. Henderson vacated the Chair and Councillor B. Anderson presided. E.1. Asset Management and Public Works Department (continued from page 2) L. Rosen, General Manager, J. Hodgson, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions. Asset Management and Public Works Department Allowances and Benefits Moved K. Krushell: That Administration provide more information detailing AMPW what is encompassed in the Asset Management and City Council Public Works Department allowances and benefits Budget category. Due: Dec. 1/08 (Pages 1, 11, 15, 17 and 19 of Volume I) Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell. Absent: S. Mandel. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 4 of 17
  5. 5. J. Hodgson and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. A.4. Protocols Grant MacEwan College (B. Anderson) On behalf of Transportation and Public Works Committee, Councillor B. Anderson welcomed journalism students from Grant MacEwan College. Drainage Services Sanitary Moved S. Mandel: That Administration provide more information justifying the AMPW drainage sanitary service increase including: City Council a.what factors influenced it Budget b.what is provincially driven Due: Dec. 1/08 c. what is the funding formula difference for large centres versus small centres (Page 49 of Volume I) Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. Absent: E. Gibbons. Drainage Services Moved S. Mandel: That Administration provide more information justifying the AMPW rate of return from the drainage service utility in the policy City Council context and compare it to national standards. Budget (Page 49 of Volume I) Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. Drainage Consulting Services Moved K. Krushell: That Administration provide more information on consulting AMPW services and a three year comparison of capital and City Council operating. Budget Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 5 of 17
  6. 6. For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. Accommodation Strategy Moved S. Mandel: That Administration prepare a report for Transportation AMPW and Public Works Committee: TPW Committee a.explaining the accommodation strategy Due: Dec. 9/08 b.outlining credentials space accommodation personnel Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel A.4. Protocols Annunciation School (B. Anderson) On behalf of Transportation and Public Works Committee, Councillor B. Anderson welcomed students and their teacher Monique Mouallem and assistant Anne Bagan from Annunication School. A. B. Maurer, City Manager; and L. Rosen, General Manager, and R. Daviss, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Corporate Property Service Level Review by Activity Moved K. Leibovici: That Administration provide more information regarding the AMPW elements in leasing and property management as outlined City Council on page 63 and parking revenues on page 64 of Volume I. Budget Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. R. Daviss, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 6 of 17
  7. 7. Corporate Properties FTEs Moved K. Leibovici: That Administration provide more information regarding AMPW FTE changes as outlined on page 63 of Volume I, and how City Council these FTEs will be funded. Budget Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. Growth in Leased Space Moved K. Krushell: That Administration provide more information regarding the AMPW growth in leased space as outlined on page 68 of City Council Volume I. Budget Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. R. Daviss, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Moved B. Anderson: That Orders of the Day be extended to complete questions of Asset Management and Public Works Department. Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. A. B. Maurer, City Manager; L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and M. Hibberd, Finance and Treasury Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Land Enterprise Dividend Increase Moved S. Mandel – T. Caterina: That the Asset Management and Public Works Department 2009 Operating Budget Land Enterprise dividend be increased by $3.5 million on a one time basis, and be allocated to the tax levy. Referred to Dec. 1/08 Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 7 of 17
  8. 8. Parking Moved T. Caterina: That Administration provide more information regarding: AMPW a.the number of City employees that receive parking City Council Budget b.an explanation regarding how the taxable benefit works and what this costs, if anything, to the Corporation Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. Land Sales Moved S. Mandel: That Administration provide more information regarding AMPW items Land Enterprise has sold for less than $9,000. City Council Budget (Page 77 of Volume I) Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. Absent: B. Henderson. The Committee recessed at 12:07 p.m. The Committee reconvened at 1:33 p.m. Councillor B. Anderson was absent. Councillor B. Henderson presided. A document provided by Asset Management and Public Works Department, entitled Additional Budget Information, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk. Councillor B. Anderson entered the meeting. A.4. Protocols Grant MacEwan College Job Shadowing (B. Anderson) On behalf of Transportation and Public Works Committee, Councillor B. Anderson welcomed the Certified Management Accounting students from Grant MacEwan College who are job shadowing M. Trabysh, Finance and Treasury Department. Moved K. Krushell: That Orders of the Day be extended to 6:30 p.m. to complete the agenda. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 8 of 17
  9. 9. Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Parks and Waste Management Mobile Equipment Services Vehicle Charges Moved K. Krushell: That Administration provide more information detailing: AMPW 1. The $650,000 increase for parks MES vehicle charges. City Council Budget 2. The change in waste management vehicle charges. Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. L. Brenneis and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Parks – Full Time Equivalents – Budget vs Actual Moved K. Leibovici: That Administration compare the 2008 budget to the actual AMPW expenditures on both an FTE and head count basis, as City Council outlined on page 71 of Volume I. Budget Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson K. Krushell, S. Mandel. L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Parks – 18 FTEs Moved K. Leibovici: That Administration provide more information: AMPW a.detailing the $1.326 million into FTEs, costs, vacancy City Council discount and annualization. Budget b.explaining the criteria used to determine the number of Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 9 of 17
  10. 10. FTEs required. Due: Dec. 1/08 (Page 75 of Volume I). Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. L. Brenneis and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department; A. B. Maurer, City Manager; and J. Wright, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee’s questions. Parks – Landscaping Activity Moved S. Mandel: That Administration provide more information regarding the AMPW efficacy of parks landscaping activity. Why is this an City Council ongoing activity rather than a contracted service? Budget (Page 70 and 74 of Volume I). Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Parks Natural Areas Moved S. Mandel: That Administration provide more information regarding AMPW what natural areas were purchased in 2008 and how that City Council was reflected in capital projects. Budget (Page 70 of Volume I) Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. L. Brenneis, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions. Operating Reserves Moved T. Caterina: That Administration provide more information regarding AMPW what total unrestricted dollars could be allocated from Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 10 of 17
  11. 11. operating reserves to the operating budget, and which City Council reserves those would be? Budget (Pages 374 to 383 of Volume I) Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. R. Daviss, R. Neehall and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions. Waste Management Utility Review Moved S. Mandel: That Administration report to Transportation and Public AMPW Works Committee regarding the efficacy of the waste Due: Feb. 10/09 management utility, including why the City of Edmonton does what it does and the efficiency of private versus public service delivery. Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. R. Neehall, Asset Management and Public Works Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions. Councillor B. Anderson vacated the Chair and Councillor B. Henderson presided. Councillor B. Anderson left the meeting. R. Neehall and L. Rosen, General Manager, Asset Management and Public Works Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Councillor B. Anderson re-entered the meeting. Councillor B. Henderson vacated the Chair and Councillor B. Anderson presided. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 11 of 17
  12. 12. Waste Management Efficiencies Moved S. Mandel: That Administration provide more information regarding: AMPW 1. the implication of a Clover Bar landfill closure City Council Budget 2. changes that will occur when the gasification plant opens by having waste processed rather than shipped Due: Dec. 1/08 3. how much garbage is shipped now. (Pages 79 to 87 of Volume I) Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. E.5. Recommended Service Standards and Planning Guidelines for Edmonton Transit System E.6. Funding Strategy for ETS Ridership Growth Strategy and Planning Review A. B. Maurer, City Manager; and J. Wright, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee’s questions. Moved S. Mandel: 1. That the October 1, 2008, Transportation Department Transportation report 2008TD9939 be postponed to the November 4, AMPW 2008, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting. Due: Nov. 4/08 2. That the October 6, 2008, Asset Management and Public Works Department report TD6809-2 be postponed to the November 4, 2008, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting. Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell, S. Mandel. E.2. Capital Construction Department (continued from page 2) M. Koziol, General Manager and C. Ward, Capital Construction Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions. The Committee recessed at 3:39 p.m. The Committee reconvened at 4 p.m. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 12 of 17
  13. 13. Councillor E. Gibbons was absent. E.3. Transportation Department (continued from page 2) Councillor E. Gibbons entered the meeting. R. Boutilier, General Manager, and B. Stephenson, Transportation Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Construction Site Hoarding Moved K. Leibovici: That Administration provide more information regarding Transportation whether or not the City of Calgary charges for hoarding City Council around construction sites, and if so what that charge is. Budget Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell. Absent: S. Mandel. B. Stephenson and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department; and C. Warnock, Finance and Treasury Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Street Cleaning Policy Moved B. Henderson: That Administration develop a street cleaning policy. Transportation Due: Feb. 10/09 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell. Absent: S. Mandel. Winter Road Maintenance and Contributed Assets Moved K. Krushell – T. Caterina: That the 2009 Budget be reduced as follows: 1. $1.5 million from Winter Road Maintenance on an ongoing basis, and be allocated to the tax levy. 2. $300,000 from Contributed Assets-Traffic on a one-time basis, and be allocated to the tax levy. Referred to Dec. 1/08 Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 13 of 17
  14. 14. Transit Moved K. Krushell – T. Caterina: That the 2009 Transit Operating Budget be reduced by $2.95 million as follows: 1. $2.1 million from the SLRT operating budget on an ongoing basis, and be allocated to the tax levy. 2. $850,000 from DATS scheduling on an ongoing basis, and be allocated to the tax levy. Referred to Dec. 1/08 C. Stolte, K. Koropeski, J. Sirovyak and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Snow Clearing Policy Moved B. Henderson: That Administration provide more information regarding Transportation changes in cost and risk to the City of Edmonton that City Council would occur if the snow clearing policy were changed to Budget longer than 48 hours. Due: Dec. 1/08 (Page 258 of Volume I) Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell. Absent: S. Mandel. Roads – Street Cleaning Moved B. Henderson – A. Sohi: That the Transportation Department 2009 Operating Budget - Capital City Clean-up be increased by $270,000 to fund street cleaning in the Downtown and Strathcona business districts and to expand service on Jasper Avenue with funding on an ongoing basis, and be allocated from the tax levy. Referred to Dec. 1/08 C. Stolte, R. Boutilier, General Manager, K. Koropeski and J. Sirovyak, Transportation Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Councillor B. Anderson vacated the Chair and Councillor B. Henderson presided. Councillor B. Anderson left the meeting. C. Stolte, B. Belcourt and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 14 of 17
  15. 15. A document provided by Transportation Department, entitled 2009 Proposed Transit Operating Budget, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk. C. Stolte and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department; M. Khoee, Finance and Treasury Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions. Funding Source for Subsidized Transit Fares Moved A. Sohi: That Administration create a roadmap outlining how a Transportation separate funding source could be developed for subsidized Finance & Treas. transit fares. Due: Feb. 10/09 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell. Absent: S. Mandel. ETS Security Moved A. Sohi – B. Henderson: That the Transportation Department 2009 Operating Budget Transit – ETS Security be increased by $566,000 to fund ETS Security on bus operations other than LRT on an ongoing basis, with funding from the 2009 provincial education tax room as available. Referred to Dec. 1/08 Transit Schedule and Capacity Off-Peak Moved A. Sohi – B. Henderson: That the Transportation Department 2009 Operating Budget – Transit Schedule and Capacity Off-Peak be increased by $1.745 million to fund schedule and capacity adjustment – off- peak on an ongoing basis, with funding from an increase in the tax levy. Referred to Dec. 1/08 D. Geake and C. Stolte, Transportation Department, answered the Committee’s questions. Transit Schedule and Capacity Adjustment - Peak Moved B. Henderson – D. Iveson: That the Transportation Department 2009 Operating Budget Transit – Schedule and Capacity Adjustments – Peak be increased by $2.143 million to fund schedule and capacity adjustments during peak hours on an ongoing basis, with funding from an increase in the tax levy. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 15 of 17
  16. 16. Referred to Dec. 1/08 Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 16 of 17
  17. 17. Transit Service Package Moved B. Henderson: That Administration provide more information prioritizing Transportation the unfunded transit service packages in terms of Council’s City Council ten year strategic plan. Budget (Page 273 to 293 of Volume I) Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, K. Krushell. Absent: S. Mandel. C. Stolte, D. Geake and R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager answered the Committee’s questions. DATS Moved K. Leibovici: That Administration provide more information regarding Transportation DATS cost per hour of operation. City Council Budget (Page 275 of Volume I) Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, B. Henderson, K. Krushell. Absent: E. Gibbons, S. Mandel. C. Stolte, Transportation Department; and J. Wright, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee’s questions. Hybrid Buses Moved K. Leibovici: That Administration provide more information regarding Transportation maintenance costs of hybrid versus diesel buses. How City Council many kilometers have been accumulated on hybrid buses Budget and how does that compare to diesel buses? Due: Dec. 1/08 Carried For the Motion: B. Anderson, B. Henderson, K. Krushell. Absent: E. Gibbons, S. Mandel. D. Geake, Transportation Department; and A. B. Maurer, City Manager, answered the Committee’s questions. Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 16 of 17
  18. 18. R. NOTICES OF MOTION Councillor B. Anderson asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none. S. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m. ________________________ ________________________ Chair City Clerk Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to 17 of 17
  19. 19. INDEX TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE MINUTES October 15/21, 2008 October 15/21, 2008........................................................................................1 A. CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS.........................................1 A.1. Call to Order.........................................................................................1 A.2. Adoption of Agenda..............................................................................1 E. REPORTS....................................................................................................2 E.1. Asset Management and Public Works Department.............................2 E.2. Capital Construction Department.........................................................2 E.3. Transportation Department..................................................................2 E.4. NON-STATUTORY PUBLIC HEARING – October 15 City of Edmonton 2009 Operating Budget.....................................................2 Zero Based Budget – Parks/Road Maintenance/Street Sweeping............3 Parks Maintenance.....................................................................................3 Street Sweeping and Turf Maintenance Equipment and Productivity Standard.........................................................................................................4 E.1. Asset Management and Public Works Department.............................4 Asset Management and Public Works Department Allowances and Benefits..........................................................................................................4 A.4. Protocols...............................................................................................5 Grant MacEwan College (B. Anderson).....................................................5 Drainage Services Sanitary........................................................................5 Drainage Services.......................................................................................5 Drainage Consulting Services....................................................................5 Accommodation Strategy............................................................................6 A.4. Protocols...............................................................................................6 Annunciation School (B. Anderson)............................................................6 Corporate Property Service Level Review by Activity ...............................6 Corporate Properties FTEs..........................................................................7 Growth in Leased Space............................................................................7 Parking........................................................................................................8 Land Sales..................................................................................................8 A.4. Protocols...............................................................................................8 Grant MacEwan College Job Shadowing (B. Anderson)............................8 Parks and Waste Management Mobile Equipment Services Vehicle Charges..........................................................................................................9 Parks – Full Time Equivalents – Budget vs Actual.....................................9 Parks – 18 FTEs.........................................................................................9 Parks – Landscaping Activity....................................................................10 Parks Natural Areas..................................................................................10 Operating Reserves..................................................................................10 Waste Management Utility Review...........................................................11 Waste Management Efficiencies...............................................................12 INDEX - Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to
  20. 20. E.5. Recommended Service Standards and Planning Guidelines for Edmonton Transit System...........................................................................12 E.6. Funding Strategy for ETS Ridership Growth Strategy and Planning Review.........................................................................................................12 E.2. Capital Construction Department.......................................................12 E.3. Transportation Department................................................................13 Construction Site Hoarding.......................................................................13 Street Cleaning Policy..............................................................................13 Snow Clearing Policy................................................................................14 Funding Source for Subsidized Transit Fares..........................................15 Transit Service Package...........................................................................16 DATS.........................................................................................................16 Hybrid Buses.............................................................................................16 R. NOTICES OF MOTION.............................................................................17 S. ADJOURNMENT.......................................................................................17 INDEX - Transportation and Public Works Committee Minutes | October 15/21, 2008, to

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