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General Issues Committee Agenda for June 6, 2012

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, June 6, 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. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

    3.1       April 27, 2012 (Special)

     

    3.2       May 11, 2012 (Special)

     

    3.3       May 16, 2012

  3. DELEGATION REQUESTS

    4.1       Delegation Request from Ray Fullerton respecting Ward Boundaries

               (Note:     Request is to speak at the special GIC meeting scheduled for June 25, 2012)

     

    4.2       Delegation Request from Judy Travis, Workforce Planning Hamilton, to present findings from report respecting Immigrant Entrepreneurship and recommendations from the report

  4. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS
  5. MOTIONS

    9.1       Downtown Courthouse Update

                (Introduced as Notice of Motion at May 16 GIC Meeting)

     

    9.2       Nutritious Breakfast Program

                (Introduced as Notice of Motion at May 16 GIC Meeting)

     

    9.3       Donation of Statue of Mahatma Gandhi to the City of Hamilton

  6. NOTICES OF MOTION

     

  7. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List

     

    That the following Due Dates be amended as follows:

     

                Corporate Services

     

    (i)         Item A:  Buy Local (Recommendation (b) of Report FCS09020)

                            Due Date:      May 16, 2012

                            Revised Due Date:   June 11, 2012 (AF&A)

     

    (ii)        Item H:  2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Alloca-tions

                Due Date:      April 18, 2012

                Revised Due Date:   September 19, 2012

     

    Public Works

     

    (iii)       Item E:  HWDSB Surplus Land at 161 Meadowlands Blvd.

                Due Date:      June 6, 2012

                Revised due Date:    August 13, 2012

     

  8. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – May 16, 2012

     

    12.2    Matter respecting an Identifiable Individual (PED12121)

     

    12.3    Hamilton Emergency Services – Verbal Update respecting an Identifiable Individual (No Copy)

     

    12.4    City Manager Remuneration Options (HUR12005(a))

     

  9. ADJOURNMENT
  10. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – BOARD OF HEALTH

    (as at June 6, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.    

    Changes to the Interim Federal Health Program

    May 23/12

    (GIC 12-014)

    Medical Officer of Health

    Report back on financial and health impacts

     

     

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – CITY MANAGER

    (as at June 6, 2012)

     

     

    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.

    Tripartite Agreement re:  Poverty Reduction

    Sept. 29, 2010

    (COW10-025)

    City Manager

    Staff to negotiate tripartite agreement and report back

     

    C.

    Open Data

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

    City Manager

    Report back on Open Data

    June, 2012

    D.

    POA and MLE Workload Challenges

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

    City Manager (Legal in consultation with P&ED) (Parking & By-law Services)

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

    June 20/12

    E.

    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

     

    F.

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

    Feb.8/12

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    Staff to provide update on status of Centre

     

    G.

    Value-for-Money Audits

    Apr. 11/12

    (GIC 12-002)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back on funding options for future years

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS –COMMUNITY SERVICES

    (as at June 6, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.

    2012 Proposed Provincial Budget and Changes to the Discretionary Benefits

    May 23/12

    (E&CS 12-005)

    GM of Community Services

    Report to GIC on outcome of discussions with Premier

    Nov. 21/12

    B.

    Ontario Works Caseload Numbers

    May 23/12

    (GIC12-014)

    Community Services and Econ Develop and Planning

    Cross Ref ED&P

    Staff to report back on disconnect between low employment, high poverty and OW caseload numbers

     

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – CORPORATE SERVICES

    (as at June 6, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.

    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

    B.

    One Third  Expense Allowance for Council

     

    Corporate Services

    To be revisited each term of Council

    2014

    B.    

    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

    E.

    Licence Renewal Agreements

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Corporate Services

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

    June 20/12

    F.

    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 20/12

    G.

    Anti-Racism Final Report Recomm-mendations

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-003)

    Corporate Services

    Report back on recommendations (a) to (i)

     

    H.

    2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

    Feb. 8/12

    (COUNCIL)

    Corporate Services

    Staff to report back on actual dollars uploaded by the Province

    April 18/12

    I.

    DC Policies respecting Intensification

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-004)

    Corporate Services

    Report back on DC policy options respecting intensification

    2014

    J.

    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

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – PLANNING

    (as at June 6, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.

    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

    B.

    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

    C.

    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

    D.

    Auchmar Estates

    Oct. 22/11

    (GIC 11-029)

    Portfoliio Management Group

    Referred from E&CS

    Oct. 3 20/12 (Auchmar)

    E.

    Five-Year Review – Hamilton Realty Capital Corp.

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Planning

    (Economic Development)

    Deferred pending additional information

    June 6/12

    F.

    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

    G.

    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

    H.

    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

    I.

    Hamilton LEEDing the Way

    Mar. 28/12

    (GIC 12-007)

    Planning

    Economic Development

    Report back on participation by new and existing businesses in LEEDS or LEEDS standards programs

    Sept. 19/12

    J.

    City of Hamilton Events Strategy

    Nov. 14/07

    (E&CS 07-013)

    Transferred Mar. 28/12

    Planning

    Tourism and Culture

    Staff to prepare an Events Strategy for the City

    Nov. 21/12

    K.

    Gage Park Summer Concert Series – EOI

    Mar. 28/12

    (E&CS 12-003) Transferred

    Planning

    Tourism and Culture

    Report back on results of Expressions of Interest

    Nov. 7/12

    L.

    Public Art Installation on York Blvd.

    Mar. 28/12

    (E&CS 12-003) Transferred

    Planning

    Tourism and Culture

    Staff to report back on feasibility of undertaking a public art process

     

    M.

    2011 Economic Development Division Report and Highlights

    Mar. 28/12

    (GIC 12-007)

    Planning

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back on sub-sections (b) and (d) of Item 13, Report 12-007

    June 6, 2012

    N1.

    Assessment of Opportunities to Commemorate Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

    Apr. 11/12

    (Transferred from E&CS 12-004)

    Planning

    Tourism and Culture

    Staff to report back, including potential funding sources

    June 6, 2012

    N2.

    Request that the Promenade at Gore Park be named to commemorate Diamond Jubilee

    Apr. 11/12

    (Transferred from E&CS 12-004)

    Planning

    Tourism and Culture

    Referred to staff for report

    June 6, 2012

    O.

    Financial Incentive Programs – Urban Renewal Section

    Apr. 11/12

    (GIC 12-008)

    Planning

    Economic Development

    Referred back to staff with direction

    Nov. 7/12

     

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    P.

    Lease Extension for PHS35 King Street East/1 Hughson Street North

    May 23/12

    (GIC 12-014)

    Planning

    Economic Development

    TABLED by GIC Committee on May 16/12

     

    Q.

    Ontario Works Caseload Numbers

    May 23/12

    (GIC12-014)

    Community Services and Econ Develop and Planning

    Cross Ref. CS

    Staff to report back on disconnect between low employment, high poverty and OW caseload numbers

     

     

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS- PUBLIC WORKS

    (as at June 6, 2012)

     

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.

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

    June 9, 2010

    (COUNCIL)

    Public Works

    (Environmental & Sustainable Development)

     

    Tabled to June 6/12

    B.

    North End Traffic Management Study

    June 23, 2010

    (COW10-008)

    Public Works

    Transferred from Public Works Committee to General Issues Committee

    Q4 2012

    C1.

    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

    June 20/12

    C2.

    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

    June 20/12

    D.

    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

    E.

    HWDSB Surplus 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

    June 6/12

    F.

    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

    G.

    Randle Reef

    Apr. 11/12

    (PW 12-004) Transferred

    Public Works

    Environment & Sustainable Infrastructure

    Staff to report back with update on project status

    June 20/12

     


     OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2012 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.

    Incentive Program to Mitigate Absenteeism

    GIC

    Jan, 30 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    B.

    Privatization of Hamilton Farmers’

    February 2, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    C.

    Method of Payment – Municipal Taxes

    February 7, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    D.

    Elimination of Current Technology

    February 7, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    E.

    Hamilton Emergency Services

    February 10, 2012

     

    Fire Chief to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    F.

    Early Retirement Packages

    February 24, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    G.

    Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund – Variances

    February 24, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to the General Issues Committee respecting administration costs

    TBD

    H.

    Public Works 2012 Council-Referred Program Enhancements

    March 2, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    I.

    List of Traffic Islands requiring Beautification

    March 22, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    J.

    Allocation of Capital Budget Enhancement for Roads and Sidewalks

    March 22, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    K.

    Assessment Growth

    Mach 27, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    L.

    Floral Traffic Islands

    Mach 27, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    M.

    Additional Budget Savings

    Mach 27, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

     


    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2011 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    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.

    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