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General Issues Committee Agenda for September 12, 2011

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City of Hamilton

Monday, September 12, 2011
9:30 a.m.

Council Chambers
City Hall
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario

Carolyn Biggs, Co-ordinator
Committee Services/Council/Budgets
(905) 546-2424 ext. 2604

Please note: All electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.


  1. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

     

     

    WITHDRAWN DELEGATIONS

     

    (a)     Alicla Ali, McMaster Students’ Union, to present results of the “Your City Survey” (Item 6.1)

     

    (b)     Joey Coleman respecting Open Data (Item 6.4)

     

    (c)    Richard Koroscil, President and CEO, John C. Munro/Hamilton international Airport respecting 2010 Annual Report (Item 6.5)

     

     

    ADDED PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

     

    (d)     City of Hamilton and Johnson ats Penady, Ontario Superior Court of Action No. 1234/11 (LS11011) (City Wide) (Added as Item 12.4)

              (Referred from September 7, 2011 Planning Committee Meeting)

     

     

  2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

    3.1       August 9 and 11, 2011

  4. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS

    6.1      Alicia Ali, McMaster Students’ Union, to present results of the “Your City Survey”   

               (Approved by the Committee on April 11, 2011)

     

    6.2       Don Jaffray and Sara Mayo, Social Planning and Research Council, respecting major findings from the new SPRC and United Way Report, “Hamilton’s Social landscape” and the social trends investigated

                (Approved by the Committee on June 13, 2011)

                - added presentation

                - added presentation

     

    6.3      Julia Kollek, on behalf of the Hamilton Climate Change Working Group, respecting the Hamilton Climate Change Charter

                (Approved by the Committee on August 9, 2011)

                - added presentation

     

                6.3.1   Hamilton Climate Change Action Charter (City Wide) (PED11150) 

     

    6.4      Joey Coleman, on behalf of Open Hamilton, respecting Open Data

                (Approved by the Committee on August 9, 2011)

     

    6.5      Richard Koroscil, President and CEO, John C. Munro/Hamilton International Airport, to provide 2010 Annual Report (No Copy)

     

    6.6      Trevor Harris and Frank Harrison, U.S. Steel Canada to respond to issues requested by Council

               - added presentation

  5. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

    7.1      2012 Tax Budget Guidelines and Preliminary Outlook (FCS11074) (City Wide)

                - added presentation

  6. MOTIONS

    9.1       Open Data Policy

     

    9.2       Light Rail Transit (LRT) and GO Transit

  7. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List

     

                (a)       Item D:  Residential Matters Affecting Condominium Corporations

                            Recommendation:  That this matter be removed from the General Issues Committee Outstanding Business List and transferred to the Audit, Finance and Administration Committee.

     

     

     

                (b)       Item M:  Audible Pedestrian Signals

                            Due Date:      September 12, 2011

                            Revised Due Date:   November 14, 2011

  8. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes:

     

    (a)       August 9/11, 2011

     

    12.2    Amalgamated Transit Union Local 107 Collective Bargaining – Verbal Update

     

    12.3    Airport Financing Consent Requests (LS11008/PED11157) (City Wide)

  9. ADJOURNMENT
  10. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.      

    Ward Boundary Review (FCS08009)

    Feb. 13/08

    (COW08-009)

    City Clerk’s

    TABLED

    Q3 2013

    B.      

    Agreement – Hamilton Harbour Commissioners

    April 29, 2009

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    Referral by Council

     

    C.     

    Buy Local –recommendation (b) of FCS09020

    May 11, 2009

    (COW09-014)

    GM of Finance and Corporate Services

    Referred back to staff for consultation

    Q2 2011

    D.     

    Residential tax matters affecting condominium corporations

    March 10, 2010

    (COW10-011)

    Corporate Services

    Staff to report back to Cte of the Whole

    Q4 2011

    E.      

    One Third  Expense Allowance for Council

     

     

    To be revisited each term of Council

    Oct. 11/11

    F.      

    Petition – Fall Fair Way and Pumpkin Pass as No Parking zones

    June 9, 2010

    (COUNCIL)

    PED

     

     

    G.     

    North End Traffic Management Study

    June 23, 2010

    (COW10-008)

    City Manager

    Transferred from Public Works Committee to General Issues Committee

     

    H.      

    Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble

    Sept. 15, 2010

    (COW10-024)

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back with additional info re:  funding opportunities

     

    I.          

    Tripartite Agreement re:  Poverty Reduction

    Sept. 29, 2010

    (COW10-025)

    City Manager

    Staff to negotiate tripartite agreement and report back

     

    J.       

    Municipal Performance Measurement Program

    Oct. 13, 2010

    (COUNCIL)

    Corporate Services

    (Financial Services)

    Referred for a report to GIC

    Nov. 14, 2011

    K.      

    Resolution from Cavan Monaghan re:  industrial wind turbines

    Dec. 15, 2010

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Referred to staff for a report back to GIC

     

    L.       

    Resolution from West Lincoln re:  industrial wind turbine development

    Dec. 15, 2010

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Referred to staff for a report back to GIC

     

    M.     

    ACPD Audible Signals

    Jan. 12, 2011

    (GIC11-002)

    Public Works

    Referred for investi- gation and report back to GIC

    Sept. 12/11

    N.      

    Resolution from North Perth re:  industrial wind turbines

    Jan. 26, 2011

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Referred to Public Health for report back to GIC

     

    O.     

    ORC Surplus Land560 Grays Road

    Feb. 14, 2011

    (GIC 11-006)

    Planning

    Referred to Heritage Planning staff for further review and report back to GIC

     

    P.      

    Wind Turbines

    April 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-009)

     

    Referred to Ag and Rural Affairs Cte for comments; to be brought back to GIC in conjunction with report from Public Health

     

    Q.     

    Stormwater Management System and Wet Weather Control

    April 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-010)

    Corporate Services

    (Treasury Services/Risk Management)

    Staff to invite insurance industry reps and/or Insurance Board of Canada re:  flooding “hotspots” in the City

     

    R.      

    Water and Waste- water Rate Structure Review

    April 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-010)

    Corporate Services

    Staff to report back by June, 2012 with an updated water and wastewater rate structure

    Q2 2012

    S.      

    Hamilton Downtown/West Harbourfront Remediation Loan Pilot Program Expan- sion and Continuance

    April 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-010)

    Planning

    Staff to report back in Summer of 2013 on success of the program and its continuance or expansion

    Q3 2013

    T.       

    Privacy of Closed Session Meetings

    June 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-013c)

    Corporate Services

    (City Clerk)

    Staff to investigate sound proofing of Council Chamber

    Sept. 12/11

    U.      

    POA and MLE Workload Challenges

    June 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-018)

    Planning/ Corporate Services/Legal Services

     

    Staff to investigate alternate options

    Sept. 12/11

    V.      

    Neighbourhood Development Strategy

    June 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-013c)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back as per sub-section (f) of recommenda-tions

    Sept. 12/11

    W.    

    Waterdown- Aldershot East- West Transportation Corridor

    June 15, 2011

    (COUNCIL)

    Public Works

    Outstanding Item transferred from Public Works

    Oct. 11/11

    X1.

    Residential Protective Plumbing Subsidy Program (3P)

    July 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-024)

    Planning & Economic Development

    (Building & Development)

    Staff to report back to the appropriate committee re:  options available for extending Program to registered owners of residential properties

     

    X2.

    3P Program

    July 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-024)

    Planning & Economic Development

    (Building & Development)

    Staff to report back on the feasibility of mandatory installa- tion of backflow sewer valves on all future new residential homes

     

    Y.

    Illegal Dumping, Litter and Escaped Waste

    July 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-024)

    Public Works

    Operations & Waste Management

    Staff to report back on recommendations (b) Item 4

    Nov. 14/11

  11. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2011 BUDGET LIBERATIONS

    A.

    Realignment of Staffing

    April 27, 2011

    AF&A 11-003

    Corporate Services

    Staff to bring report to GIC showing “shifting” of staff between Departments/ Divisions; impact numbers and net numbers

     

    B.

    Policies and Protocols

    April 27, 2011

    AF&A 11-003

    City Manager

    P&P respecting restructuring, changing title positions, promotions, transferring budgets between Divisions, assess- ment of whether or not some of the changes can be reversed

     

    C.

    Binbrook Reservoir Contamination

    April 27, 2011

    AF&A 11-003

    City Manager

    Staff to explore potential environmental implications respecting storm- water runoff into Binbrook Conservation Area and report to GIC

    Legal staff to prepare report to provide clarification and report to GIC

     

     

    D.

    Operation and Maintenance of Waterfront Pier 8 Rink

    April 27, 2011

    (GIC 11-005c)

    Community Services

    (Recreation)

    Staff to report back on various issues respecting operation of rink