Item - 2013.PW27.15

Tracking Status

PW27.15 - Confirmation of Levels of Service for Roadway and Roadside Winter Maintenance Services

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council reconfirm the existing levels of service for roadway de-icing, as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (October 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2.         City Council reconfirm the existing levels of service roadway snow ploughing and driveway windrow opening, as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report (October 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3.         City Council confirm the amended levels of service beginning in the 2015/16 winter season for sidewalk and bus stop snow clearing, including the introduction of a higher level of service for high pedestrian volume sidewalks, at a cost of approximately $2,900,000 as outlined in Appendix 3 to the report (October 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

4.         City Council reconfirm the existing levels of service for snow removal as outlined in Appendix 4 to the report (October 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5.         City Council request, in an effort to promote winter cycling, that the General Manager, Transportation Services, report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the creation of a network of snow routes for Toronto's bikeway that receives priority clearing and that this report recommend what changes, if any, should be made to route signage.

 

6.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review the streets in any Ward currently not receiving windrow clearing and/or sidewalk clearing, and to report to a future meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on which streets can be added to the Request for Proposal for 2015 and future contracts.

 

7.         City Council, in an effort comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the areas of the City that do not meet the criteria for mechanical sidewalk snow clearing and to submit recommendations for sidewalk snow clearing using other means to ensure accessibility guidelines are maintained throughout the year.

 

 8.        City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to examine the feasibility and cost of prioritizing clearing the Toronto Transit Commission Accessible Drop-off spaces for the 2015 contract.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 28, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Confirmation of Levels of Service for Roadway and Roadside Winter Maintenance Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63459.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 1 - Roadway De-icing Level of Service Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63634.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 2 - Roadway Ploughing Level of Service Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63635.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 3 - Sidewalk and Bus Stop Snow Clearing Level of Service Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63636.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 4 - Snow Removal Level of Service Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63637.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 5 - Glossary of Winter Maintenance Terms
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63638.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 6 - Toronto Winter Maintenance Survey Findings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63639.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 15, 2013) E-mail from Dylan Reid (PW.New.PW27.15.1)
(November 18, 2013) Letter from Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW27.15.2)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council request, in an effort comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the areas of the city that do not meet the criteria for mechanical sidewalk snow clearing and submit recommendations for sidewalk snow clearing using other means to ensure accessibility guidelines are maintained throughout the year.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-18-2013 9:18 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW27.15 - Wong-Tam - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Michael Thompson

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review the streets in any Ward currently not receiving windrow clearing and/or sidewalk clearing, and report to a future meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on which streets can be added to the Request for Proposal for 2015 and future contracts.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-18-2013 9:19 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW27.15 - Davis - revised motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Michael Thompson

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Withdrawn)

That motion 1 by Councillor Davis be amended by adding the words "and Ward 22" and "or sidewalk clearing" so that the motion now reads:

 

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review the streets in Ward 31 and Ward 22, and any other Ward currently not receiving windrow clearing or sidewalk clearing, and report to a future meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on which streets can be added to the Request for Proposal for future contracts.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Adam Vaughan (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to examine the feasibility and cost of prioritizing clearing the Toronto Transit Commission Accessible Drop-off spaces for the 2015 contract.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-18-2013 9:19 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW27.15 - Vaughan - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Michael Thompson

5 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Withdrawn)

That motion 1 by Councillor Davis be amended by adding the words "and Ward 29" and "or sidewalk clearing" so that the motion now reads:

 

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review the streets in Ward 31 and Ward 29, and any other Ward currently not receiving windrow clearing or sidewalk clearing, and report to a future meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on which streets can be added to the Request for Proposal for future contracts.


6 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Withdrawn)

That motion 1 by Councillor Davis be amended by adding the words "and Ward 21" and "or sidewalk clearing" so that the motion now reads:

 

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review the streets in Ward 31 and Ward 21, and any other Ward currently not receiving windrow clearing or sidewalk clearing, and report to a future meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on which streets can be added to the Request for Proposal for future contracts.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion (Carried)

That Councillors Matlow, Fragedakis and Mihevc be permitted to withdraw motions 3, 5 and 6, respectively.

Vote (Withdraw a Motion) Dec-18-2013 9:17 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - Withdraw motion 3 by Matlow, motion 5 by Fragedakis and motion 6 by Mihevc
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-18-2013 9:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW27.15 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Michael Thompson

PW27.15 - Confirmation of Levels of Service for Roadway and Roadside Winter Maintenance Services

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council reconfirm the existing levels of service for roadway de-icing, as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (October 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2.         City Council reconfirm the existing levels of service roadway snow ploughing and driveway windrow opening, as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report (October 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3.         City Council confirm the amended levels of service beginning in the 2015/16 winter season for sidewalk and bus stop snow clearing, including the introduction of a higher level of service for high pedestrian volume sidewalks, at a cost of approximately $2,900,000 as outlined in Appendix 3 to the report (October 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

4.         City Council reconfirm the existing levels of service for snow removal as outlined in Appendix 4 to the report (October 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5.         City Council request, in an effort to promote winter cycling, that the General Manager, Transportation Services, report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the creation of a network of snow routes for Toronto's bikeway that receives priority clearing and that this report recommend what changes, if any, should be made to route signage.

Origin

(October 28, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to confirm the levels of service for roadway and roadside winter maintenance provided by Transportation Services, and in particular to enable the Division to tender contracts for the upcoming 2015–2022 term.

 

This report describes existing levels of service for the City’s winter operations and seeks to confirm, or adjust as directed, these levels of service for roadway de-icing, roadway ploughing, driveway windrow opening, sidewalk snow clearing and snow removal.

 

The report does not propose any adjustment to the existing levels of service for roadway de-icing and roadway ploughing, but does seek to enhance the level of service for sidewalk clearing.  The levels of service for all winter activities are illustrated in the attached appendices. 

Background Information

(October 28, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Confirmation of Levels of Service for Roadway and Roadside Winter Maintenance Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63459.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 1 - Roadway De-icing Level of Service Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63634.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 2 - Roadway Ploughing Level of Service Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63635.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 3 - Sidewalk and Bus Stop Snow Clearing Level of Service Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63636.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 4 - Snow Removal Level of Service Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63637.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 5 - Glossary of Winter Maintenance Terms
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63638.pdf
(October 28, 2013) Appendix 6 - Toronto Winter Maintenance Survey Findings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-63639.pdf

Communications

(November 15, 2013) E-mail from Dylan Reid (PW.New.PW27.15.1)
(November 18, 2013) Letter from Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW27.15.2)

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

City Council request, in an effort to promote winter cycling, that the General Manager, Transportation Services, report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the creation of a network of snow routes for Toronto's bikeway that receives priority clearing and that this report recommend what changes, if any, should be made to route signage.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Lost)

That the General Manager, Transportation Services, be requested to review the streets in Ward 31, and any other ward currently not receiving windrow clearing, to determine which streets currently receive windrow clearing and report directly to City Council on which streets can be added to the Request for Proposal for future contracts.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council