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Council Agenda for December 12, 2007

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

 

7:00 p.m.

Albion Room

Hamilton Convention Centre

 

 

Kevin C. Christenson

City Clerk

 

 

 

Please note:      All cellular telephones, pagers and blackberries to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

 

                        Agenda available on-line at www.hamilton.ca

 


  1. Approval of Agenda

    CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

     

    The noted items were added to the Agenda.

    Please refer to the appropriate section of the Agenda.

     

     

    1.      COMMUNICATIONS

     

    5.17    Petition from concerned citizens respecting the condition of 21 Elena Court

               

                Recommendation:    Be received and referred to the General Manager of Planning and Economic Development for a report to the Economic Development and Planning Committee

     

    2.      COMMITTEE REPORTS “TO BE DISTRIBUTED”

     

    6.7    Committee of the Whole Report 07-034, December 6, 2007 (to be distributed)

     

    6.8    Economic Development & Planning Committee Report 07-021, December 4, 2007 (to be distributed)

     

    6.9    Committee of the Whole Report 07-035, December 7, 2007 (to be distributed)

     

    6.10  Committee of the Whole Report 07-036, December 10, 2007 (to be distributed)

     

    6.11  Board of Health Report 07-012, December 10, 2007) (to be distributed)

     

    3.      BY-LAW LISTING

     

  2. Declaration of Interest
  3. Ceremonial Activities

    3.1       2007 National Urban Design and Architecture Awards

     

    3.2       2007 National Transit Employee Recognition Award

     

    3.3       2007 National Public Works Week Award

     

    3.4       2007 Healthy Workplace Recognition Award

     

    3.5       Presentation by Winona Peach Festival

  4. Minutes of the meeting of City Council held on:

    4.1       November 28, 2007

  5. Communications

    5.1       Correspondence from Town of Caledon respecting increasing the fees and royalties charged to aggregate operators

     

                Recommendation:    Be endorsed

     

    5.2      Correspondence from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada respecting the 2008 National Urban Design Awards

     

                Recommendation:    Be received and referred to the General Manager of Planning and Economic Development for action

     

    5.3      Correspondence from Jay Hope, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services respecting Emergency Management Programs

     

                Recommendation:    Be received and referred to the Fire Chief for action


    5.4      Correspondence from Tim Bullock, Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area respecting removal of buses from Gore Park area on the south leg of King Street to a MacNab Street location and pilot project to close the south leg from June 1 to Labour Day

     

                Recommendation:    Be received and referred to the General Manager of Public Works for a report to the Public Works Committee

     

    5.5      Correspondence from the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier respecting increased fees and royalties charged to aggregate operators

     

                Recommendation:    Be received

     

    5.6      Correspondence from the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier respecting Town of Smiths Falls’ resolution regarding property tax reform

     

                Recommendation:    Be received

     

    5.7      Correspondence from The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier respecting uploading of provincially mandated programs and services

     

                Recommendation:    Be received

     

    5.8     Correspondence from The Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs respecting the gypsy moth

     

                Recommendation:    Be received

     

    5.9      Correspondence from The Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs respecting the Agricultural Action Plan

     

                Recommendation:    Be received

     

    5.10   Correspondence from the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier respecting the Trinity Neighbourhood Secondary Plan and Collector Road Environmental Assessment

     

                Recommendation:    Be received

     

    5.11    Correspondence from Santina Moccio, Hamilton Literacy Council in appreciation for funding support to the organization

     

                Recommendation:    Be received

     

    5.12   Correspondence from the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier respecting Highway 24 Transportation Corridor Planning and Class EA Study

     

                Recommendation:    Be received

     

    5.13   Letter of Interest received from CUPE 5167 respecting Settlement of the Job Evaluation Agreement

     

                Recommendation:    Be received

                Note:   Signed by 111 employees

     

    5.14   Correspondence from the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport respecting VIA station location in Hamilton

     

                Recommendation:  Be received and referred to VIA Rail Task Force.

     

    5.15    Correspondence from the Honourable Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, respecting the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Service Delivery Review

     

                Recommendation:    Be received.

     

    5.16    Correspondence from Grand River Conservation Authority, respecting Official Plan Amendment –OPA-07-019, Zoning By-law Amendment – ZAC-07-076, Part of Lot 31, Concession 1, Ancaster, 1031 Highway 52

     

                Recommendation:    Be received and referred to the General Manager of Planning and Economic Development for comment.

     

    5.17    Petition from concerned citizens respecting the condition of 21 Elena Court

               

                Recommendation:    Be received and referred to the General Manager of Planning and Economic Development for a report to the Economic Development and Planning Committee

               

  6. STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS
  7. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    10.1    Closed Session Minutes of November 28, 2007

     

  8. BY-LAWS

    By-laws

  9. ADJOURNMENT
  10. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Agenda Item

    A. 

    Policing Costs

    March 23/05

    Police Services

    Referred to Police Services for comment and report back to Council

    Council communication Item 5.1

    B. 

    Sanitary Sewer

    Construction West 5th Street

    Sept.

    26/07

     

    Tabled by Council

    Subsection (e) of Item 17, Public Works Report 07-011