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General Issues Committee Agenda for May 16, 2012

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

 

9:30 a.m.

 

Council Chambers

City Hall

71 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Andy Grozelle

Legislative Co-ordinator

(905) 546-2424 ext. 5987

 

 

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  1. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    DELEGATION REQUEST

     

    4.1    Delegation Request by Dr. Redwood-Campbell, McMaster University, respecting proposed changes to Interim Federal Health that will negatively impact newcomers to Canada. (requesting to be heard today) 

     

    DISCUSSION ITEMS

     

    8.3    That Report PED12080 respecting the 2012 Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club (HG&CC) be moved up in the agenda to be heard directly after Declarations of Interest.

     

    8.11  That Report PED12059 respecting the Status and Next Steps – St. Mark’s Church be added to the agenda as Item 8.11.   

     

    CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

     

    12.5 Court Action No. 04-12153 (LS10016(a)) (City Wide)

     

    12.6 (a)     City of Hamilton ats Yale Properties (LS12004)(City          Wide)         (Tabled by Committee March 6, 2012)

     

              (b)     City of Hamilton ats Yale Properties (LS12004(a))(City Wide)

     

    12.7  City of Hamilton ats Waste Management of Canada Corporation (LS12013) (City Wide)

     

    12.8    Siemens Hamilton Plant, 30 Milton Street, Hamilton (verbal update)

     

     

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

    3.1       May 2, 2012

  4. DELEGATION REQUESTS
  5. NOTICES OF MOTION
  6. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List

     

                (a)       Removal of Items from the Outstanding Business List

     

                (i)       Budget Item (K) – Public Works 2012                     Council-Referred Program Enhancements

     

                (ii)      Budget Item (M) – Allocation of Capital Budget      Enhancement for Roads and Sidewalks

     

                (ii)        Item (I) - Stormwater Management System and Wet        Weather Control

     

                            (iv)       Item (JJ) – Public Art Master Plan

     

                (b)       That the following Due Dates be amended as follows:

     

                            (i)         Item S:  Auchmar Estates

                                        Due Date:      June 20, 2012

                                        Revised Due Date:   October 3, 2012

     

                (ii)        Item L1:   Residential Protective Plumbing Subsidy                                     Program (3P)

                            Due Date:  May 2, 2012

                            Revised Due Date:   June 20, 2012                      

     

                (iii)       Item L2:   3P Program

                            Due Date:  May 2, 2012

                                        Revised Due Date:   June 20, 2012
  7. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – May 2, 2012

     

    12.2    City Manager Performance Review (No Copy)

                (Deferred from April 4, 2012 GIC Meeting)

     

    12.3    City Manager Remuneration Options (HUR12005)

     

    12.4    Collective Bargaining Mandate – Presentation (No Copy)

  8. ADJOURNMENT
  9. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LIST

     

     

    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)

     

    Tabled to June 6/ 2012

    E.      

    North End Traffic Management Study

    June 23, 2010

    (COW10-008)

    Public Works

    Transferred from Public Works Committee to General Issues Committee

    Q4 2012

    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.      

    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

    I.          

    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

    May 2/12

    J.       

    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

    K.      

    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

    L1

    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

    L2

    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

    M.

    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

    N.

    Open Data

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

    City Manager

    Report back on Open Data

    June, 2012

    O.

    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

     

    P.

    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

    Q.

    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

    R.

    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

    S.

    St. Mark’s Church and Auchmar Estates

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Community Services

    Referred from E&CS

    May 16/12 (St. Mark’s)

    June 20/12 (Auchmar)

    T.

    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

    U.

    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

    V.

    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

    W.

    Five-Year Review – Hamilton Realty Capital Corp.

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Planning

    (Economic Development)

    Deferred pending additional information

    June 6/12

    X.

    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

    Y.

    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

    Z.

    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

    AA.

    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

    May 16/12

    BB.

    Anti-Racism Final Report Recomm-mendations

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-003)

    Corporate Services

    Report back on recommendations (a) to (i)

     

    CC.

    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

    DD.

    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

     

    EE.

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

    Feb.8/12

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    Staff to provide update on status of Centre

     

    FF.

    DC Policies respecting Intensification

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-004)

    Corporate Services

    Report back on DC policy options respecting intensification

    2014

    GG.

    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

    HH.

    Hamilton LEEDing the Way

    Mar. 28/12

    (GIC 12-007)

    Planning

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

    Sept 19/12

    II.

    Gage Park Summer Concert Series – EOI

    Mar. 28/12

    (E&CS 12-003) Transferred

    Planning

    Report back on results of Expressions of Interest

     

    JJ.

    Public Art Master Plan

    Feb 25/09

    (E&CS 09-003)

    Transferred

    Planning

    Tourism & Culture

    Staff to Report back on Recommendations annually

    May 16/12

    KK.

    Public Art Instal’n on York Blvd.

    Mar. 28/12

    (E&CS 12-003) Transferred

    Planning

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

     

    LL.

    Value-for-Money Audits

    Apr. 11/12

    (GIC 12-002)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back on funding options for future years

     

    MM

    Financial Incentive Programs – Urban Renewal Section

    Apr. 11/12

    (GIC 12-008)

    Planning

    Referred back to staff with direction

    Nov. 7/12

    NN.

    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

    OO.

    City of Hamilton Events Strategy

    Nov. 14/07

    E&CS 09-003)

    Transferred

    March 28/12

    Planning Tourism & Culture

    Staff to prepare an Events Strategy for the City

    Nov. 21/12

    PP1.

    Commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth

    April 11/12

    (Transferred for E&CS 12-004)

    Planning Tourism & Culture

    Referred to staff for a report

    June 6/12

    PP2.

    Request for Gore Park Promenade to be named to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth

    April 11/12

    (Transferred from E&CS 12-004)

    Planning Tourism & Culture

    Referred to staff for a report

    June 6/12

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2012 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

     

     

    D.

    Incentive Program to Mitigate Absenteeism

    GIC

    Jan, 30 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    E.

    Privatization of Hamilton Farmers’

    February 2, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    F.

     Method of Payment – Municipal Taxes

     

    February 7, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    G.

    Elimination of Current Technology

    February 7, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    H.

    Hamilton Emergency Services

    February 10, 2012

     

    Fire Chief to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    I.

    Early Retirement Packages

    February 24, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    J.

    Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund – Variances

    February 24, 2012

     

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

    TBD

    K.

    Public Works 2012 Council-Referred Program Enhancements

    March 2, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    L

    List of Traffic Islands requiring Beautification

    March 22, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    M.

     Allocation of Capital Budget Enhancement for Roads and Sidewalks

    March 22, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    N.

    Assessment Growth

    Mach 27, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    O.

    Floral Traffic Islands

    Mach 27, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    P.

    Additional Budget Savings

    Mach 27, 2012

     

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD