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General Issues Committee Agenda for April 4, 2012

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

 

9:30 a.m.

 

Council Chambers

City Hall

71 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Carolyn Biggs

Legislative Co-ordinator

(905) 546-2424 ext. 2604

 

 

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  1. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    CEREMONIAL ACTIVITIES

     

    (i)      Presentation of Royalty Cheque from Newalta Industries

     

     

    DELEGATION REQUEST

     

    (ii)      Wahed Al-Jabry, Hamilton Downtown Mosque, requesting support for “our plan if we get the land behind the mosque” (Added Item 4.1) 

     

    ADDED PUBLIC HEARING/DELEGATION

     

    (iii)     Matthew Gravina, Public Relations, Invisible Children McMaster, McMaster University, respecting ending child soldier atrocities in South Central Africa (Referred from Council on March 28, 2012) (Added Item 6.1) 

     

    PRESENTATIONS

     

    (iv)     Correspondence from Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission, respecting Information Report on the Lynwood Charlton Centre (CM12005) (Item 7.2) (Added Item 7.2.1) 

     

    ADDED DISCUSSION ITEM

     

    (v)     2010 Ward 11 Budget Deficit (FCS11052(a)) (Added Item 8.2)

     

    (vi)    Report 12-001 of the Joint City of Hamilton/Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Task Force (Added Item 8.3) 

     

    ADDED PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

     

    (vii)    Red Hill Valley Parkway Litigation (LS04021(d)) (Added Item 12.5)

     

    (viii)   Security of the Property of the Municipality respecting Fare Box Media (PW12035) (City Wide) (Added Item 12.6)

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

    3.1    March 21, 2012

  4. DELEGATION REQUESTS
  5. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS
  6. MOTIONS

    9.1       21 Weirs Lane, Dundas – Connection to Municipal Water System

                (Notice of Motion at March 21, 2012 GIC Meeting)

     

  7. NOTICES OF MOTION
  8. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List

     

                That the following revised due dates be approved:

     

                (a)       Item K:  Water/Waste Water Rate Structure Review

                            Due Date:      July 9, 2012

                            Revised Due Date:   August 13, 2012

     

    (b)       Item R:  Hamilton Waterfront Priorities

                Due Date:      March 21, 2012

                Revised Due Date:   April 18, 2012

  9. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes

     

    (a)       January 30, 2012

    (b)       February 3, 2012

    (c)        February 7, 2012

    (d)       March 21, 2012

    (e)       March 22, 2012

     

    12.2    Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) Surplus Land located at 220 Cranbrook Drive/20 Gemini Drive, described as Block F, Plan M-66, former Township of Barton, now City of Hamilton (PED12053/PW12022) (Ward 8)

     

    12.3    Collective Bargaining Update – Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) (No copy)

     

    12.4    City Manager Performance Review (No Copy)

                (Deferred from March 21, 2012 GIC Meeting)

  10. ADJOURNMENT
  11. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.      

    Agreement – Hamilton Harbour Commissioners

    April 29, 2009

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    Referral by Council

     

    B.      

    Buy Local –recommendation (b) of FCS09020

    May 11, 2009

    (COW09-014)

    GM of Finance and Corporate Services

    Referred back to staff for consultation

    May 16/12

    C.     

    One Third  Expense Allowance for Council

     

    Corporate Services

    To be revisited each term of Council

    2014

    D.     

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

    June 9, 2010

    (COUNCIL)

    Public Works

    (Environmental & Sustainable Development)

     

    April 18/12

    E.      

    North End Traffic Management Study

    June 23, 2010

    (COW10-008)

    Public Works

    Transferred from Public Works Committee to General Issues Committee

     

    F.      

    Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble

    Sept. 15, 2010

    (COW10-024)

    P&ED

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back with additional info re:  funding opportunities

    June 20/12

    G.     

    Tripartite Agreement re:  Poverty Reduction

    Sept. 29, 2010

    (COW10-025)

    City Manager

    Staff to negotiate tripartite agreement and report back

     

    H.      

    ACPD Audible Signals

    Jan. 12, 2011

    (GIC11-002)

    Public Works

    Referred for investi- gation and report back to GIC

    Q1 2012

    I.          

    ORC Surplus Land560 Grays Road

    Feb. 14, 2011

    (GIC 11-006)

    P&ED

    (Planning)

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

    June 20/12

    J.       

    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

     

    K.      

    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

    July 9/12

    L.       

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

    April 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-010)

    P&ED

    (Economic Development)

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

    Q3 2013

    M1

    Residential Protective Plumbing Subsidy Program (3P)

    July 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-024)

    Public Works

    (Environmental & Sustainable Development)

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

    May 2, 2012

    M2

    3P Program

    July 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-024)

    Public Works

    (Environmental & Sustainable Development)

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

    May 2, 2012

    N.

    POA and MLE Workload Challenges

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

    Corporate Services (Lead) in consultation with P&ED (Parking & By-law Services); Legal Services

    Staff to report back by no later than June, 2012 on net levy impacts

    June, 2012

    O.

    Open Data

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

    City Manager

    Report back on Open Data

    June, 2012

    P.

    Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

     

     

    Referred to the Pan Am Precinct Sub-Committee for consideration and report back to GIC

     

    Q.

    Waterdown Aldershot East-West Transportation Corridor – Noise and Lighting Mitigation

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Public Works

    Submission of Noise Assessment Policy for Roadways and Highways

    Sept. 19/12

    R.

    Hamilton Water- front Priorities

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    P&ED

    (General Manager’s Office)

    Staff to report back respecting framework and work plan

    Apr. 18/12

    S.

    HWDSB Suprlus Land at 161 Meadowlands Blvd.

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Public Works

    Referred back to Parks staff for further negotiations with the School Board

     

    T.

    St. Mark’s Church and Auchmar Estates

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Community Services

    Referred from E&CS

    Feb. 15/12

    U.

    Conventional, Rapid and Inter-Regional Transit

    Oct. 25, 2011

    (GIC 11-030)

    Public Works/ Corporate Services (Rapid Transit Team)

    Report back with financial impacts and funding strategy pending funding announce-ment commitment by senior levels of government

    Q2 2013

    V.

    Licence Renewal Agreements

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Corporate Services

    Report back on revenue policy in relation to cell towers and signs

    June 16/12

    W.

    Hamilton Water-front Trust Financial Statements

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Corporate Services

    Staff to meet with reps of HWT to discuss 2012 capital priorities and report back

    June 16/12

    X.

    Five-Year Review – Hamilton Realty Capital Corp.

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Planning

    (Economic Development)

    Deferred pending additional information

     

    Y.

    HABIA Terms of Reference and Strategic Plan

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Planning

    (Economic Development)

    Report back on synergies between Chambers of Commerce and HABIA

    June 20/12

    Z.

    Removal of Fill from toxic con-taminated site at Hamilton Airport

    Nov. 30/11

    (COUNCIL)

    Planning

    (Growth Management)

    Referred to GM of Planning for report to GIC

    Aug. 13/12

    AA.

    PFOS – John C. Munro/HI Airport

    Dec. 14/11

    (GIC 11-036)

    Planning

    (Growth Management)

    Staff to review original contract from Transport Canada and report back to GIC

    Aug. 13/12

    BB.

    Illegal Dumping, Litter and Escaped Waste

    Jan. 9/12

    (GIC 12-001)

    Planning

    (Parking & By-law Serv.)

    Referred back to staff for further discussions and report back

    April 18/12

    CC.

    PHS Accommo-dation – MHC/ Lease Extension for PHS

    Jan. 9/12

    (GIC 12-001)

    Planning/ Corporate Services/BOH

    Referred back to staff for additional information

    March 17/12

    DD.

    Anti-Racism Final Report Recomm-mendations

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-003)

    Corporate Services

    Report back on recommendations (a) to (i)

     

    EE.

    2012 Ontario Municpal Partner- ship Fund Allocations

    Feb. 8/12

    (COUNCIL)

    Corporate Services

    Staff to report back on actual dollars uploaded by the Province

    April 18/12

    FF.

    Use of City Hall Tower 2 as Downtown Site for HWDSB

    Feb. 8/12

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back on potential occupancy by HWDSB in Tower 2

     

    GG.

    Status of Community Cor-rection Centre at 94 York Blvd.

    Feb.8/12

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    Staff to provide update on status of Centre

     

    HH.

    DC Policies respecting Intensification

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-004)

    Corporate Services

    Report back on DC policy options respecting intensification

    2014

    II.

    HPS Forensic Building

    Feb. 22/12

    (GIC 11-004)

    Corporate Services

    Report back on phase-in of project into 10-year capital budget process

    Q4 2012

    JJ.

    Joint City and HWDSB Task Force

    March 6/12

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    Terms of Reference to be presented to GIC

     


     

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2011 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS

     

    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