Here’s a summary of what happened at the Standing Policy Committees on Transportation and Environment/Utilities/Corporate Services yesterday. These are the two committees of Council on which I sit, and we meet monthly.
7.1.1 Parking Services Update (Delegated Authority Matter)
*The City continues to roll-out the FlexParking system and enforcement has steadily increased. Allowing parking session top-ups is set to be activated and the smartphone parking application will be launched this fall.
*The City is collaborating with the Broadway BID to accelerate the program’s inception in that area to September 9 in order to utilize the Street Fair on September 12 to educate the public on the parking stations.
7.2.1 Pedestrian Crossing Control Criteria and Prioritization (Matters Requiring Direction)
*this report contains a prioritized list of pedestrian crossing control device projects.
*The prioritized list of locations recommended to install a Pedestrian Actuated Signal is as follows: 1. Broadway Avenue / 9th Street 2. Confederation Drive / Milton Street
*The prioritized list of locations recommended to install an Active Pedestrian Corridor is as follows: 1. Taylor Street / McEown Avenue 2. 20th Street / Avenue G 3. Cowley Road / Forsyth Way 4. Konihowski Road / Pezer Crescent (South) 5. Lowe Road / Ludlow Street 6. Konihowski Road / Garvie Road 7. Kingsmere Boulevard / Crean Crescent 8. 33rd Street / Avenue C
*The prioritized list of locations recommended to install a Pedestrian Corridor is as follows: 1. Konihowski Road / Pezer Crescent (North) 2. Adilman Drive / Russell Road 3. Hart Road west of Bowlt Crescent (midblock) 4. Cumberland Avenue / Elliot Street 5. Dufferin Avenue / 11th Street 6. 23rd Street / Montreal Avenue 7. 7th Avenue / Princess Street 8. Clarence Avenue / Cascade Street
*The location recommended to be upgraded from a Pedestrian Corridor to an Active Pedestrian Corridor is the intersection of Pendygrasse Road and St. Mark School (midblock).
*the report will be forwarded to City Council for information during 2016 Budget and Business Plan deliberations.
7.2.2 Intersection Improvement Project Selection Process (Matters Requiring Direction)
*this report identifies the criteria and process used to select and prioritize the intersections requiring reviews for improvements to road safety conditions, operating conditions, or quite often both.
*The committee recommends to City Council at its meeting to be held on September 28, 2015:
1. That the Administration be directed to draft a policy pertaining to the prioritization of intersections requiring traffic reviews based on the selection process outlined in the report;
2. That the policy be reviewed upon approval of City Council of the Active Transportation Master Plan and Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon Plan (Growth Plan); and
The Committee further resolved that when this report is presented to City Council, the Administration provide an update on the state of relevant reserves for capital expenditures.
7.2.5 Transit Update – Customer Service and Marketing (Matters Requiring Direction)
*the report provides an overview on the customer service initiatives and the Back to School Transit Marketing Campaign being launched at the end of August 2015.
*the report will be forwarded to City Council for information at its meeting to be held on September 28, 2015.
SPC on Environment, Utilities & Corporate Services
7.2.1 Evoqua Water Technologies – Supply of Proprietary Parts – Blanket Purchase Order (Matters Requiring Direction)
*the committee will recommend to City Council at its meeting held on August 20, 2015 that Administration prepare a blanket purchase order with Evoqua Water Technologies for the supply of proprietary wastewater treatment equipment for the next three years, for a total estimated cost of $450,000 (including taxes); and that Purchasing Services issue the appropriate blanket purchase order.
7.2.2 Capital Project No. 2558 – WTP – Clarifier Tube Settlers – Award of Engineering Services (Matters Requiring Direction)
*the committee will recommend to City Council at its meeting to be held on August 20, 2015 that the proposal submitted by Catterall & Wright for engineering services and construction management for the upgrade of Clarifier #3, at a total upset fee of $258,000 (including GST and PST), be accepted; and that the City Solicitor be requested to prepare the appropriate agreement and that His Worship the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to execute the agreement under the Corporate Seal