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Emergency & Community Services Committee Agenda for September 8, 2010

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

 

1:30 p.m.

 

 

Hamilton City Hall

Council Chambers

71 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Stephanie Paparella

Legislative Assistant, Ext. 3993

 

 

 

 

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

 

                        Agenda available on-line at www.hamilton.ca


  1. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
  2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

                3.1       June 16, 2010

  4. DELEGATIONS REQUESTS
  5. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS
  6. NOTICES OF MOTION
  7. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

     

    11.1    Amendments to the Outstanding Business List:

     

                (a)       Proposed New Due Dates:

     

                            (i)         Additional Funding for First Place Hamilton

                                        Due Date: September 8, 2010

    Proposed New Due Date: January 2011

     

                (b)       Item to be Removed

     

    (i)         Item “L” - Players Paradise Sports Complex – New Hockey Facility in Stoney Creek (addressed at July 6, 2010 Committee of the Whole)

  8. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
  9. ADJOURNMENT
  10. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LIST

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept./

    Division

    Status

     

    Due Date

    A.

    Farmers’ Market – Implications of Operating the Market by an Independent Operator

    E&CS

    June 20/07

    Item (n)(i)

    CS06008(b)

    Dec. 3/08

    ECS 08-016,

    Item 12

    ECS08062

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    That staff be directed to proceed with the undertaking of a Business Case Study, which provides for public consultation, for the creation of a not-for-profit corporation to operate the Hamilton Farmers' Market, as described in Section 6 and 8 of Ontario Regulation 599/06 under the Municipal Act, 2001 and report back to the E&CS Committee.

     

    To be determined by Hamilton Farmers’ Market Transition Sub-committee

     

    B.

    Farmers’ Market – By-law Appeal Process

    E&CS

    June 20/07

    Item (q)

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    Staff were directed to investigate an appeal process for stallholders whose contracts have been suspended or cancelled, pursuant to By-law 92-310, as amended, and who wish to appeal the decision of the GM of Community Services to suspend or cancel such contracts, and report back to the E&CS Committee.

    To be determined by Hamilton Farmers’ Market Transition Sub-committee

    C.

    City of Hamilton Events Strategy

    Nov. 7/08

    E&CS,

    Report 

    07-013

    Item 3

     

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    That staff be directed to prepare and Events Strategy for the City of Hamilton, which outlines the City’s role in the delivery and support of Special Events within Hamilton.

    2011

     

    D.

    Recreation Access Policy (Needs Assessment):

     

    The Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities respectfully requests that the Recreation Division undertake a needs assessment to identify the recreational needs of persons with disabilities.

    May 12/08

    COW

    Report 08-019

    Item 4

     

     

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kaye)

    Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities Report 08-002, April 8, 2008

     

    That Report 08-002 of the Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities be referred to the General Manager of Community Services for review and report back to the Emergency and Community Services Committee.

     

     

     

    2011

     

     

    E.

    Investigation of Lands Suitable for the Development of Recreation Facilities and Seniors Centres

     

    Sept. 3/08

    E&CS

    Report 08-011, Item 3(f)

    Recreation Division

    (Diane

    LaPointe-Kay) and

    Real Estate Division

    That staff be directed to investigate lands suitable for the development of:

    (i)         the Norman Pinky Lewis Rec. Centre;

    (v)        a new seniors centre in Waterdown;

    (vii)      a new rec. facility in Upper Stoney Creek; and,

    (viii)     a new rec. facility in on the South Hamilton mountain,

    and report back to the E&CS Committee.

     

    TBD

    F.

    Review and Update Option 4 - Strategic Renewal and New Construction Strategy (every 5 years)

     

    Sept. 3/08

    E&CS

    Report 08-

    011, Item 3(d)

    Recreation & Strategic Services Divisions

    (Diane

    LaPointe-Kay / Terry Quinn)

    That staff be directed to review and update those recommendations made in Option 4 -  the Strategic Renewal and New Construction strategy, as shown on pages 137-156 of the Use, Renovation and Replacement Study of Hamilton Recreation and Public-Use Facilities (attached as Appendix A (pages 137-156) to Report 08-011), every five years and recommend changes, as necessary.

     

     

    2013

    G.

    Electrocardiogram Monitor Defibrillator and Public Access Defibrillator Manufacturers – Competitive Process

     

    E&CS

    Sept. 17/08

    Report

    08-012,

    Item 14(d)

     

    Emergency Medical Services

    (Brent Browett)

    That staff be directed to investigate, prior to the end of 2012, the capabilities of other electrocardiogram monitor defibrillator and public access defibrillator manufacturers to determine if a competitive process would be appropriate, at that time. 

     

    2012

    H.

    Auchmar Estate – Business Plan

    Nov. 4/08

    Referred to E&CS by E&DP Report 08-021, Item (t)(i)

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    That staff be directed to prepare a Business Plan and report back to E&CS Committee.

     

    October

    6/10

    I.

    Public Art Master Plan –

    Annual Update

     

    Feb. 18/09

    E&CS

    Rep. 09-003,

    Item 3(e)

     

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    That staff be directed to report to the E&CS Committee respecting the status of the Public Art Master Plan implementation process and recommendations on an annual basis. 

     

     

     

    April

    2011

    J.

    St. Mark’s Church – Future use of Property, 130 Bay St. S.

    June 2/10

    E&CS

    Report 10-009

    Item (f)

    (CS10064)

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    Staff from the Culture Division was directed to conduct an in-house feasibility study for St. Mark’s Church as a cultural programming space to be administered by Whitehern Historic House and Garden staff, and report back to the Emergency and Community Services Committee.

     

    Recommendations (b) through (e) of Report CS10064, respecting St. Mark’s Church – Future Use of the Property, 130 Bay Street South, Hamilton, be referred back to staff for further discussion and consultation with the Ward 2 Councillor.

     

     

    TBD

    K.

    Expansion Needs of the Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club

    Nov. 19/08

    E&CS

    Report 08-015

    Items 4 & (f)

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

    That staff be directed to investigate the feasibility and costs associated with the expansion needs of the Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club, and how that would fit with the  City’s recently approved Use, Renovation and Replacement Study of Hamilton Recreation and Public Use Facilities, and report back to the E&CS Committee.

     

     

    September 8/10

    L.

    Players Paradise Sports Complex – New Hockey Facility in Stoney Creek

     

    Oct. 14/09

    Council

    Item 5.4

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

    Referred to staff for a report to the E&CS Committee

     

    To be Removed

    M.

    Additional Funding for First Place Hamilton

    Nov. 11/09

    Council,

    Item 5.3

    CityHousing Hamilton and Social Housing & Homelessness Divisions

    (Brenda Osborne)

    &

     (Gillian Hendry)

    Correspondence from the Minister of MMAH was forwarded to staff for a report to the E&CS Committee.

     

    September

    8/10

    N.

    Beach Canal Light Station Operational Study and Heritage Building Assessment

    Nov. 18/09

    E&CS

    Report 09-014

    Item 3(b)

     

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    That staff be directed to investigate the terms to transfer ownership of the Beach Lighthouse and Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage from the Federal Government to the City and report to the E&CS Committee.

     

     

    October

    6/10

    O.

    Update on “No One Goes Hungry: Strategic Directions for Hamilton’s Emergency Food System Plan 2010-2012.

     

    Nov. 18/09

    E&CS

    Report 09-014

    Item 4(b)

    Social Housing & Homelessness Division

    (Gillian Hendry)

    That staff and the Emergency Food System Planning Team be directed to report back to E&CS Committee on or before October 20, 2010, to provide an update on the implementation of “No One Goes Hungry: Strategic Directions for Hamilton’s Emergency Food System Plan 2010-2012”.  

     

     

    October

    6/10

    P.

    Residential Fire Sprinkler Resolution

    Dec. 9/09

    Council,

    Item 5.6

    Hamilton Emergency Services

    (Chief Kay)

     

    The resolution from the Town of Newmarket was referred to staff for a report to the E&CS Committee.

     

     

    Q2 - 2011

    Q.

    Comprehensive Operational Review of CityHousing Hamilton

    April 7/10

    E&CS

    Report 10-005

    Item 12(b)

    Social Housing & Homelessness Division

    (Gillian Hendry)

    That staff be directed to prepare an Implementation Strategy for the development of a governance framework, municipal accountability structure and Shareholder Direction for CityHousing Hamilton, and report back to the E&CS Committee, by June 30, 2010.

     

     

    September

    22/10

    R.

    City of Hamilton Domiciliary Hostel Program Review

    April 7/10

    E&CS

    Report 10-005

    Item 11(b)

    Social Housing & Homelessness Division

    (Gillian Hendry)

    That staff be directed to report back to the E&CS Committee before January 31, 2011 with a report outlining the findings and recommendations of the City of Hamilton Domiciliary Hostel Program Review. 

     

    January

    2011

    S.

    Sports Field Management Strategy

     

    Jan. 30/08

    Public Works

    Report 08-001

    Item 8

     

    March 22/10

    Public Works

    Item (ii)

    Referred matter to E&CS

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

    That following stakeholder input, the Sports Field Management Strategy be brought back to the E&CS Committee

     

    This item was transferred to the E&CS Committee, with a due date of June 2, 2010.

     

     

    September

    22/10

    T.

    Affordable Access to Recreation Strategy (CS10047)

     

    May 19/10

    E&CS Report 10-007,

    Item (j)

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

    Report CS10047 was referred back to staff further review, and a report back to the E&CS Committee

    TBD

    U.

    Municipal Best Practices for Working with Street Buskers

    June 2/10

    E&CS

    Report 10-009

    Item (g)

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    Staff was directed to review municipal best practices for working with street buskers, including comments from Task Force for Cleanliness and Security in the Downtown Core, and report back to the E&CS Committee with recommendations for a “Made in Hamilton” program.

     

     

    TBD

    V.

    Beach Canal Light Station –

    Assessment of the City’s future plans

    June 2/10

    E&CS Report 10-009, Item 5

    CS09068(a)

     

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    That staff be directed to prepare an assessment of the City’s future plans for the Beach Canal Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage, specifically in the areas of maintenance, capital investments, operations, land use and security, prior to any further negotiations regarding transfer of ownership from the Federal Government to the City of Hamilton.

     

     

    TBD

    W.

    Social Service Funds - Feasibility of Replenishing the $3.1 million, to the Social Services Budget

    June 16/10

    E&CS

    Report 10-010

    Item (d)(ii)

    Community Services Dept.

    (Joe-Anne Priel, General Manager)

    Staff was directed to review, on a go forward basis, the feasibility of replenishing the $3.1 million, which has been allocated to capital projects, to the social services budget and report back to the E&CS Committee.   

     

    TBD

    X.

    Policy for the use of any year-end Surplus of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Funds

    June 16/10

    E&CS

    Report 10-010

    Item (d)(ii)

    Community Services Dept.

    (Joe-Anne Priel, General Manager)

    Staff was directed to develop a policy, with options, for the use of any year-end surplus of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Funds, and report back to the E&CS Committee

    TBD

    Y.

    Needs Assessment – Ice Rinks in the Stoney Creek Area

    July 6/10

    COW

    Report 10-020, Item 16

    CS10070

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPionte-Kay)

    That staff be directed to do a needs assessment, respecting recreation facilities in Stoney Creek, and to include in the report a survey of residents ability to travel to different proximities, and report back to the E&CS Committee

    TBD

    Z.

    Affordable Transit Pass Program Update (CS10071)

     

    August 10/10

    COW

    Report 10-022

    Item 9

     

     

    LEAD??

    That the Affordable Transit Pass Program be referred to the 2011 Budget process for consideration; and, that any financial implications be included in the report.

     

    2011

    Budget Process

    AA.

    Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

     

    August 12/10

    Council

    Item 5.2

     

    LEAD?

    Be received and referred to the General Manager of the Community Services Department for a report back to the E&CS Committee.

     

    TBD

    BB.

    Feasibility of Conducting a Public Art Project at Battlefield Park

     

    August 12/10

    Council

    Item 7.2

     

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    That staff be directed to consult with the aboriginal community, respecting the feasibility of conducting a public art project; to be located at Battlefield Park that would explore the theme of the aboriginal role/contribution to the Battle of Stoney Creek, and report back to the E&CS Committee.

     

     

    TBD


    ANNUAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS

    (For Advisory Committees Reporting to the Emergency & Community Services Committee)

     

    (i)

    Tenant Advisory Committee

    Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    David Brodati – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date

    2011

    (Annual)

    (ii)

    Food, Shelter and Housing Advisory Committee - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Brian Kreps – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    2011

    (Annual)

    (iii)

    Hamilton Historical Board - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Anna Bradford – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    2011

    (Annual)

    (iv)

    Hamilton Youth Advisory Committee - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Mark Weingartner – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    2011

    (Annual)

    (v)

    Hamilton Veterans’ Committee

    Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

     

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Anna Branford – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    September

    8/10

    (Annual)

    (vi)

    Arts Advisory Commission - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Anna Bradford – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

    September

    22/10

    (Annual)

    (vii)

    Seniors Advisory Committee - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Beverly Neill – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    October

    6/10

    (Annual)