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General Issues Committee Agenda for January 9, 2012

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City of Hamilton

Monday, January 9, 2012

 

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

 

 

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  1. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    JANUARY 9, 2012

     

     

    ADDED CONSENT ITEMS

     

    (i)      Community Policing Centre/Patrol Officer Office Relocation to the Hamilton Technology Centre in Flamborough (PSB11-112(a)) (Added as Item 5.6)

     

    (ii)      Community Policing Centre Relocation: Ottawa Street to Centre Mall (PSB11-111(a)) (Added as Item 5.7)

     

    DELEGATION POSTPONED

     

    (iii)     David Stephens respecting Relocation of Brian Timmis Stadium (Item 6.1)

     

     

    ADDED PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

     

    (iv)     Review of Various Communications from the Ontario Ombudsman respecting Closed Meeting Complaints (LS12001) (City Wide) (Added as Item 12.7)

     

    (v)      Hamilton Farmers’ Market – Contractual Matter (Added as Item 12.8) (No Copy)

     

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

    3.1      December 12, 2011

     

    3.2       December 13, 2011

     

    3.3      December 16, 2011

  4. DELEGATION REQUESTS

    None

  5. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS

    6.1      David Stephens respecting Relocation of Brian Timmis Stadium            (Referred from Planning Committee on November 8, 2011 and approved by Committee on December 14, 2011)

     

    6.2      Ron Neumann, Innovation Factory, respecting request for $50,000 in operational funding            (Approved by Committee on December 12, 2011)

                - presentation

  6. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

    None

  7. MOTIONS

    None

  8. NOTICES OF MOTION

    None

  9. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List

     

    That the revised due dates for the following items be approved:

     

    (i)         Neighbourhood Development Strategy

                Due Date:      January 9, 2012

                Revised Due Date:      February 15, 2012

     

  10. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – December 2, 2011

     

    12.2    Closed Session Minutes – December 8, 2011

     

    12.3    Closed Session Minutes – December 12, 2011

     

    12.4    Closed Session Minutes – December 13, 2011

     

    12.5    Closed Session Minutes – December 16, 2011

     

    12.6    Collective Bargaining Update – Amalgamated Transit Union Local 107 (No Copy)

  11. ADJOURNMENT
  12. 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

    Q1 2012

    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)

    PED

     

     

    E.      

    North End Traffic Management Study

    June 23, 2010

    (COW10-008)

    City Manager

    Transferred from Public Works Committee to General Issues Committee

     

    F.      

    Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble

    Sept. 15, 2010

    (COW10-024)

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back with additional info re:  funding opportunities

     

    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)

    Planning

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

     

    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

    Q2 2012

    L.       

    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

    M.     

    Neighbourhood Development Strategy

    June 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-013c)

    City Manager

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

    Jan. 9/12

    N1

    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

     

    N2

    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

     

    O.

    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

    Dec. 12/11

    P.

    POA and MLE Workload Challenges

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

    Planning/

    Corporate Services/

    Legal Services

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

    June, 2012

    Q.

    Open Data

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

    City Manager

    Report back on Open Data

     

    R.

    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

     

    S.

    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

     

    T.

    Hamilton Water- front Priorities

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

     

    Staff to report back respecting framework and work plan

    Dec. 12/11

    U.

    HWDSB Suprlus Land at 161 Meadowlands Blvd.

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Planning

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

     

    V.

    St. Mark’s Church and Auchmar Estates

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Community Services

    Referred from E&CS

    Feb. 15/12

    W.

    Conventional, Rapid and Inter-Regional Transit

    Oct. 25, 2011

    (GIC 11-030)

    Corporate Services

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

     

    X.

    Licence Renewal Agreements

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Corporate Services

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

     

    Y.

    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

     

    Z.

    Five-Year Review – Hamilton Realty Capital Corp.

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Planning

    Deferred pending additional information

     

    AA.

    HABIA Terms of Reference and Strategic Plan

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Planning

    Report back on synergies between Chambers of Commerce and HABIA

     

    BB.

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

    Nov. 30/11

    (COUNCIL)

    Planning

    Referred to GM of Planning for report to BIC

     

    CC.

    2012 Tax Supported Capital Budget (Pan Am Special Events)

    Dec. 8/11

    (GIC 11-034a)

    City Manager

    Report back respecting $710,000 ear-marked for Pan Am Special Events and Programming

     

    DD.

    Elfrida Urban Boundary Expansion

    Dec. 8/11

    (GIC 11-034a)

    Planning

    TABLED by Committee on Dec. 8/11

     

    EE.

    2012 Tax Supported Capital Budget – Parked Items:

    (i)Waste Recycling Program - $5.785 million

     

    (ii)KRONOS Project ($2.7 million)

     

    (iii)IS Process Audit Improve-ments (405,000)

    Dec. 1/11

    (GIC 11-034)

    Corporate Services (overall)

     

    Public Works

     

     

     

    Information Systems

     

     

    Information Systems

    Items parked pending receipt of additional information

     

    FF.

    PFOS – John C. Munro/HI Airport

    Dec. 14/11

    (GIC 11-036)

    Planning

    Staff to review original contract from Transport Canada and report back 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