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Council Agenda for January 11, 2012

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

5:00 p.m.

 

Council Chambers

City Hall

71 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario

 

R. Caterini

City Clerk

(905) 546-2424 ext. 5409

 

 

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  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    1.         ADDED COMMUNICATIONS

     

    5.1   (a)       Correspondence from the Honourable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in response to December 7, 2011 letter requesting support on behalf of Maple Leaf Foods for funding from the Rural Economic Program. 

     

                Recommendation:  Be received

     

    5.7     Additional Letters of Support from the following respecting Wind Turbine Development

     

                            (f)         Vern Erickson

                          (g)       Darren Green, President – Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council

                         (h)        Malcolm Buchanan, President – Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville Chapter of the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada

    (i)         David Adames, President and CEO – Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

    (j)         Bryan Adamczyk

    (k)        Hank van Bakel, Vice President, Operations - ORTECH Environmental

     

    Recommendation:  Be received

     

    5.12   Letters in Support of the current moratorium on Wind Turbine Development

               

    (a)       Victoria Frank

    (b)       Tim & Janette Philips (attachments 5.12 (b)(i) through (viii) included)

    (c)        Debbie Murphy, Co-Chair Glanbrook Wind Action Group (attachment 5.12 (c)(i))

    (d)       Anita Merritt

    (e)       Jane Wilson, President – Wind Concerns Ontario

    (f)         Louise Jones, Glanbrook Wind Action Group

     

    Recommendation:  Be received

     

    5.13    Resolution of the City of Kingston respecting support for formation of a Consortium on Wind Turbines in the Wolfe Island Shoals

     

                Recommendation:  Be received    

     

    5.14    Correspondence from Suzanne and Bob Wright, Co-founders of Autism Speaks, requesting the City to illuminate landmarks in blue on the evening of Monday, April 2, 2012 in support of UN Autism Awareness Day 2012

     

    Recommendation:    Be referred to the General Manager of Public Works for action

    5.15    Correspondence from Ontario Ombudsman’s Office respecting Ombudsman’s Review of the General Issues Committee meeting of June 27, 2011 – Hamilton Entertainment Convention Facility Inc. 

                Recommendation: Be received

    5.16    Correspondence from Ontario Ombudsman’s Office respecting Ombudsman’s Review of the General Issues Committee meeting of June 27, 2011 – McMaster University

                Recommendation: Be received

     

    5.17    Correspondence from Sean Finn of the Canadian National Railway Company respecting the Safety of Centennial Parkway bridge

     

                Recommendation:  Be received

     

    5.18    Appointment For and Notice of Pre-Hearing between Allusions Hair Studio & Spa for Men and Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming to consider an appeal of a Proposal issued by the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming

     

                Recommendation:    That a representative of the City attend the Pre-Hearing for Allusions Hair Studio & Spa for Men on February 13, 2012

     

     

    2.         COMMITTEE REPORTS (TO BE DISTRIBUTED)

     

    6.2       General Issues Committee Report 12-001 – January 9, 2012

     

    6.3       General Issues Committee Report 11-037 – December 13, 2011 

    3.         ADDED PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

     

    10.1    Personnel Matter

     

    10.2    Hamilton Farmers’ Market – Contractual Matter

     

    4.         BY-LAW LISTING

  2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  3. CEREMONIAL ACTIVITIES
  4. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL HELD ON:

    4.1       December 14, 2011

     

    4.2       December 16, 2011

  5. COMMUNICATIONS

    5.1       Correspondence from Mayor B. Bratina to the Honourable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, expressing support on behalf of Maple Leaf Foods for funding from the Rural Economic Program

     

                Recommendation:    Be received.

     

    5.2       Correspondence from the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, advising of total three-year national funding allocation for the City of up to $16,874,982 from the new Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (IAH) Program

     

                Recommendation:    Be received.

     

    5.3       Correspondence from the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, in response to Council’s resolution respecting the municipal tax burden

     

                Recommendation:    Be received.

     

    5.4       Correspondence from the following members of the Hamilton Literacy Council respecting the City’s gift certificate program to assist low-income citizens to eat healthier:

     

                (a)       Jeremy Katz

                (b)       Zenaba Mahamet

                (c)        Ian Haskett

                (d)       Jessica Ransberry

                (e)       Peggy Belmore

                (f)         Antonia Flores

     

                Recommendation:    Be received.

     

    5.5      Correspondence from Brock Carlton, Chief Executive Officer, FCM, respecting payment to the City of Hamilton in the amount of $28,076.22 which constitutes the second and final contribution toward the Green Municipal Fund Study Grant Agreement

     

                Recommendation:    Be received.

     

    5.6      Correspondence from Jim Commerford, Chair, Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council, respecting Immigration Strategy for the City of Hamilton

     

                Recommendation:    Be received.

     

    5.7       Letters of Support from the following respecting Wind Turbine Develop-ment

     

                (a)       Bill Thompson, Co-ordinator, Blue Green Canada

                (b)       Gord McNeil, Director, Business Development McKeil Marine Limited

                (c)        Ian D. Baines, P.Eng., President, Windstream Energy Inc.

                (d)       Gregory Kern, P.Eng., General Sales Manager, Walter’s Inc.

     

    (e)       Simon Granat, Student Representative – Social Science, and Chris Erl, Student Representative – Humanities, McMaster Student Union

     

                Recommendation:    Be received.

     

    5.8      Resolution from the Municipality of Clarington respecting Special Provincial Funding to cover Municipal Deficits

     

                Recommendation:    Be received.

     

    5.9       Resolution from the City of Waterloo respecting the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and Supplementary and Omitted Assessments

     

                Recommendation:       Be endorsed.

     

    5.10  Correspondence from Joe Minor respecting Experimental PFOS Remediation Plan for Hamilton International Airport

     

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

     

    5.11    Appointment For and Notice of Pre-Hearing between 1837949 Ontario Inc. o/a Oceano Restaurant and Bar and Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming to consider an appeal of the process issued by the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming

     

                Recommendation:       That a representative of the City attend the Pre-Hearing for the Oceano Restaurant and Bar on January 13, 2012

     

  6. COMMITTEE REPORTS

    6.1      General Issues Committee Report 11-031(b) – December 16, 2011

     

    6.2       General Issues Committee Report 12-001 – January 9, 2012 (to be distributed)

     

    6.3     General Issues Committee Report 11-037 – December 13, 2011 (to be distributed)

     

  7. MOTIONS
  8. STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS
  9. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
  10. BY-LAWS BY-LAWS
  11. ADJOURNMENT