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Council Agenda for January 10, 2007

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


7:00 p.m.


Council Chambers

Hamilton City Hall

71 Main Street West




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

  1. Approval of Agenda


     The noted items were added to the Agenda.  Please refer to the appropriate section of the Agenda.





    The following reports are noted as “to be distributed” on the Council Agenda:


    6.1    Committee of the Whole Report 07-001




    7.5 (a-c)  Motions by Councillor Collins respecting Application for a Change in Zoning for the Properties Located at 422, 426, 428, 440, 456, 464 and 466 Beach Boulevard (Hamilton) (PED06397) (Ward 5)


    8.1              Notice of Motion by Councillor Clark respecting the implementation of a moratorium on the construction of any new Nuclear Power Plants within the municipal boundaries of the City of Hamilton


    3.      BY-LAW LISTING

  2. Declaration of Interest 
  3. Ceremonial Activities


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

    4.1       October 25, 2006


    4.2       December 13, 2006 (special)

  5. Communications

    5.1      Correspondence from Ed Cooper, Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington respecting the building of affordable housing


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.2      Correspondence from Carol Layton, President, The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) respecting nominations for public administration award


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.3      Correspondence from the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development respecting National Homelessness Initiative


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.4     Petition from David Mullally respecting an NHL Team in Hamilton


                Recommendation:    Be received


     5.5    Correspondence from Len Falco, President, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce respecting support for closed circuit television cameras in Hamilton


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.6      Correspondence from the Honourable Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation respecting Ontario Bus Replacement Program commencing January 1, 2007


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.7     Correspondence from the Honourable Jim Watson, Minister of Health Promotion respecting monies for tobacco control strategies


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.8     Correspondence from Tim Bullock, Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area respecting Task Force on the Removal of Buses from South Leg of King and the Potential pedestrianization of the area


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.9      Correspondence from the Honourable Christopher Bentley, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities respecting the city’s request to be included in the planning phase for implementation of the Canada-Ontario Labour Market Development Agreement


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.10  Correspondence from the Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing respecting support for the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.11   Correspondence from the Honourable James Flaherty, Minister of Finance respecting Federal/Provincial Fiscal Imbalance


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.12   Correspondence from Nancy Gimpelj, Golden Horseshoe Marathon 2006 respecting invoice received


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


    5.13   Correspondence from Attorney General Michael Bryant respecting consent to authorize the recovery of collection agency costs associated with debt collection activity related to outstanding Provincial Offences Act fines.


                Recommendation:    Be received


    5.14  Correspondence from Ed Cooper, Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington respecting amendment to Schedule “B: to the Sign By-law No. 06-243


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


    5.15    Correspondence from David Miller, Gary Becker and Richard Daley, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative respecting support of a resolution for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Water Conservation Framework


                Recommendation:    For the consideration of Council


    5.16   Correspondence from J.W. Tiernay, Ontario Good Roads Association respecting appointment to the OGRA Board of Directors


                Recommendation:    For the consideration of Council


    5.17    Correspondence from the Rural Ontario Municipal Association requesting nominations for the 2007 – 2010 ROMA Board


                Recommendation:    For the consideration of Council


    5.18   Correspondence from Dean Iorfida, City of Niagara Falls respecting resolution to call on the Provincial Government to review the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act


                Recommendation:    For the consideration of Council


  6. Committee Reports

    6.1     Committee of the Whole Report 07-001, January 8, 2007 (to be distributed)

  7. Statements by Members
  8. Private and Confidential Items 
  9. By-laws


  10. Adjournment




    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div


    Agenda Item


    Policing Costs

    March 23/05

    Police Services

    Referred to Police Services for comment and report back to Council

    Council communication Item 5.1



    April 12, 2006


    Tabled by Council

    Item 17 PED06-004