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General Issues Committee Agenda for November 21, 2012

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

 

9:30 a.m.

 

Council Chambers

City Hall

71 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Carolyn Biggs

Legislative Coordinator

(905) 546-2424 ext. 2604

 

 

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  1. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    ADDED DELEGATION REQUESTS

     

    For Today’s Meeting

     

    (i)      Delegation Request from Professor James S. Quinn, Biology Department, McMaster University, to make a moral argument that links Line 9 to tar sands to sea level changes and displacement of coastal people (Added Item 4.2)

              - presentation

     

    (ii)      Delegation Request from Richard Reble to provide information relevant to the Enbridge Pipelines Issue (Added Item 4.3)

     

    (iii)     Delegation Request from Matt Nash, on behalf of Environmental Defence, respecting Enbridge Line 9 Pipeline (Added Item 4.4)

     

    For Future Meeting

     

    (iv)     Delegation Request from Christine Gibson respecting the issue of accountability and transparency (Added Item 4.5)

     

    (v)      Delegation Request from Madeleine Levy respecting commemoration and recognition of Raoul Wallenberg in the City of Hamilton (Added Item 4.6)

     

    (vi)     Delegation Request from David Adames, President and CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, to address the City’s 2013 Capital Budget at the December 11, 2012 General Issues Committee Meeting (Added Item 4.7)

     

    MOTIONS

     

    (vii)    Attachment to Item 9.1 respecting Enbridge Pipelines Line 9 Flow Reversal Project

     

    ADDED NOTICE OF MOTION

     

    (viii)   Proceedings to Declare Surplus Property – 50 Main Street East, Hamilton (Added Item 10.1)

     

    ADDED PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

     

    (ix)     Proposed Settlement of OMB Appeals of Development charges By-laws 09-143/09-144/11-173/11-174/11-175 – 2054971 Ontario Inc., Paletta International (2000) Inc. and Waterdown Bay Ltd. – OMB Case No’s. DC090025 and DC110008 (LS12025) (City Wide) (Added Item 12.3)

     

    CHANGES TO AGENDA - NOVEMBER 21/27

     

    MOTIONS

     

    9.1    Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 9A Flow Reversal Project (Revised) 

     

     

     

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

    3.1       October 31, 2012

     

    3.2       November 7, 2012

     

  4. PRESENTATIONS

    7.1       Strategic Plan 2012 Update and 2013 Corporate Business Plan (CM12017) (City Wide)            (Deferred from November 7, 2012 General Issues Committee Meeting)

                - presentation

               

    7.2         Arts Advisory Commission Annual Report (No copy) - presentation

     

    7.3       Waterfront and Shoreline – Initiatives and Priorities Update (PED09200(b)/PW12087) (City Wide)

                 - presentation

     

    7.4       Expansion of Community Improvement Initiatives to Community Downtowns and Piers 5, 6, 7 and 8, and Expansion of the Downtown Hamilton Community Improvement Project Area (PED11188(a)) (Wards 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 15)

                 - presentation

     

    7.5       Hamilton Downtown Multi-Residential Property Investment Program – Increase of Line of Credit (PED12220/FCS12090) (City Wide) 

                 - presentation

     

  5. NOTICES OF MOTION
  6. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List Items

     

    (a)       That the revised due date for the following item on the Outstanding Business List be approved:

     

    Corporate Services

     

    Item D:            2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

    Due Date:      November 21, 2012

    Revised due Date:    Q1 2013

     

     

     

     

     

    Planning

     

    Item A:            Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble

    Due Date:      November 21, 2012

    Revised Due Date:   January 16, 2013

     

    Item D:            Removal of Fill from Toxic Contaminated Site at Hamilton Airport

    Due Date:      November 21, 2012

    Revised Due Date:   April 17, 2013

     

    Item F:            Hamilton LEEDing the Way

    Due Date:      November 21, 2012

    Revised Due Date:   January 16, 2013

     

    Item G:            City of Hamilton Events Strategy

    Due Date:      November 21, 2012

    Revised Due Date:   December 5, 2012

     

    Public Works

     

    Item F:            Rapid Transit Maintenance and Storage Facility

    Due Date:      November 21, 2012

    Revised Due Date:   Q1 2013

     

    (b)       That the following item be removed from the Outstanding Business List:

     

    City Manager

     

    Item F:            Provincial Action Plan for Health Care

     

    Item I:              MTO Decision re:  Commercial Use of Two-way Radios

     

    Planning

     

    Item C:            HABIA Terms of Reference and Strategic Plan

     

    Item O:            Terms of Reference for School Board Properties Sub-Committee

     

    2012 Budget Deliberations

     

    Item D:            Early Retirement Packages

     

     

    Item E:            Additional Budget Savings

     

    (c)        That the following item from the General Issues Committee (City Manager) Outstanding Business be transferred to the Audit, Finance & Administration Committee:

     

    Corporate Services

     

    Item C:            Open Data

     

  7. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – November 7, 2012

     

    12.2    Update on Legal Issues for Airport Contamination – Verbal Update (No Copy)

  8. ADJOURNMENT
  9. GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – CITY MANAGER

    (as at November 21, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.                 A.

    Agreement – Hamilton Harbour Commissioners

    April 29, 2009

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Referral by Council

     

    B.                B.

    Tripartite Agreement re:  Poverty Reduction

    Sept. 29, 2010

    (COW10-025)

     

    Staff to negotiate tripartite agreement and report back

     

    C.                C.

    Open Data

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

     

    Report back on Open Data

    Nov. 21/12

    Transfer to AF&A

    D.                F.

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

    Feb.8/12

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Staff to provide update on status of Centre

     

    E.                 G.

    Value-for-Money Audits

    Apr. 11/12

    (GIC 12-002)

     

    Staff to report back on funding options for future years

     

    F.                  

    Provincial Action Plan for Health Care

    June 13/12

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager/ MOE/Director of EMS

    Staff to report to GIC

     

    G.                 

    City Manager Remuneration Options

    June 13/12 (GIC 12-015)

    Human Resources

    HR to report back

     

    H.                 

    Universal School Nutrition Program

    June 13/12 (GIC 12-015)

     

    Report back on City’s role in assisting with a Universal School Nutrition Program

     

    I.                     

    MTO Decision re:  Commercial Use of Two-way Radios

    June 13/12

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    (in consulta-tion with EMS and Public Works)

    Staff to report to GIC

     

    J.

    Redevelopment of the City’s Website

    July 12/12

    (GIC 12-018)

     

    Staff to report back to GIC prior to the 2013 budget deliberations

     

    K.

    Memorandum of Understanding between City and HPA

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Staff to report back following preparation of MOU

     

    L.

    Collective Agreements

    Oct. 17/12

    (GIC 12-029)

    Human Resources

    Staff to report back on last three Collective Agreements for CUPE 5167, Fire- fighters and Paramedics

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – COMMUNITY SERVICES

    (as at November 21, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.

    Ontario Works Caseload Numbers

    May 23/12

    (GIC12-014)

    Community Services & Planning and Econ. Dev.

    Cross Ref P&ED

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

    Q1 2013

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – CORPORATE SERVICES

    (as at November 21, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.                 B.

    One Third  Expense Allowance for Council

     

     

    To be revisited each term of Council

    2014

    B.                 

    Water and Waste-water Rate Structure Review

    Apr. 11/11

    (GIC 11-010)

     

    Staff to report back with an updated water and waste-water rate structure

    June 2012

    FCS11025b presented to GIC on June 6/12 with revised rate review structure timeline

    C.                F.

    Anti-Racism Final Report Recom-mendations

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-003)

     

    Report back on recommendations (a) to (i)

    Nov. 7/12

    D.                G.

    2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

    Feb. 8/12

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Staff to report back on actual dollars uploaded by the Province

    Nov. 21/12

    Q1 2013

    E.                 H.

    DC Policies respecting Intensification

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-004)

     

    Report back on DC policy options respecting intensification

    2014

    F.                 I.

    HPS Forensic Building

    Feb. 22/12

    (GIC 12-004)

     

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

    Q4 2012

    G.                 

    Residential Water/ Wastewater Warranty Protection Plan

    June 13/12

    (GIC 12-015)

    Financial Planning & Policy

    Staff to report back on results of the RFP

    Q1 2013

    H.                 

    Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund Program Intake

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Staff to report back on funding strategy to fund City’s share of approved projects

     

    I.                     

    City Square Condominiums – New Horizon Development Group

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Staff to review feasibility of adding to CIP and report back

     

    J.                   

    Hamilton Waterfront Trust

    Sept. 6/12

    (GIC 12-022)

     

    Staff to report back on issues raised by Gary Santucci

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – PLANNING

    (as at November 21, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.                 A.

    Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble

    Sept. 15, 2010

    (COW10-024)

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back with additional info re:  funding opportunities

    Nov. 21/12

    B.                C.

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

    April 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-010)

    Economic Development

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

    Q3 2013

    C.                F.

    HABIA Terms of Reference and Strategic Plan

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

    Economic Development

    Report back on synergies between Chambers of Commerce and HABIA

    Oct. 17/12

    D.                G.

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

    Nov. 30/11

    (COUNCIL)

    Growth Management

    Referred to GM of Planning for report to GIC

    Nov. 21/12

    E.                 H.

    PFOS – John C. Munro/HI Airport

    Dec. 14/11

    (GIC 11-036)

    Growth Management

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

    Nov. 21/12

    F.                 I.

    Hamilton LEEDing the Way

    Mar. 28/12

    (GIC 12-007)

    Economic Development

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

    Nov. 7/12

    G.                J.

    City of Hamilton Events Strategy

    Nov. 14/07

    (E&CS 07-013)

    Transferred Mar. 28/12

    Tourism and Culture

    Staff to prepare an Events Strategy for the City

    Nov. 21/12

    Dec. 5/12

    H.                K.

    Gage Park Summer Concert Series – EOI

    Mar. 28/12

    (E&CS 12-003) Transferred

    Tourism and Culture

    Report back on results of Expressions of Interest

    Nov. 7/12

    I.                    O.

    Financial Incentive Programs – Urban Renewal Section

    Apr. 11/12

    (GIC 12-008)

    Economic Development

    Referred back to staff with direction

    Nov. 7/12

    J.                  P.

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

    May 23/12

    (GIC 12-014)

    Economic Development

    Tabled by GIC Committee on May 16/12

    Dec. 5/12

    K.                Q.

    Ontario Works Caseload Numbers

    May 23/12

    (GIC 12-014)

    Community Services & Planning & Econ. Dev.

    Cross Ref. CS

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

    Q1 2013

    L.                 N.

    Donation of Statue of Mahatma Gandhi

    June 13/12

    (GIC 12-015)

    Tourism and Culture

    Staff to report back on the placing of the statue, including costs

    Oct. 17/12

    Dec. 5/12

    M.                P.

    Residential Protective Plumbing Study Program

    June 27/12

    (GIC 12-016)

     

    Staff to report back on expanding eligi-bility of program

     

    N.                Q.

    Study of a CIP for Creative Industries and Review of City Policies and By-laws

    June 27/12

    (GIC 12-017)

    Planning

    Tabled at Committee to allow for further discus- sions

    Oct. 17/12

    O.

    Terms of Reference for School Board Properties Sub-Committee

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Referred to Sub-Committee for review and report back

     

    P.

    Economic Development Advisory Committee

    Sept. 19/12

    (GIC 12-025)

    Economic Development

    Report back on establishment of ad hoc Business Development Advisory Cte.

    Q1 2014

    Q.

    Proposed Use Concept Plan – Auchmar Estates

    Oct. 19/12

    (GIC 12-029)

     

    Staff to report back on operational plan and on Expressions of Interest

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – PUBLIC HEALTH

    (as at November 21, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.    

    City of Hamilton Food Strategy

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

    Healthy Living

    Report back before end of 2012 on development of a food strategy

    Q1 2013

     

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS- PUBLIC WORKS

    (as at November 21, 2012)

     

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.                 B.

    North End Traffic Management Study

    June 23, 2010

    (COW10-008)

     

    Transferred from Public Works Committee to General Issues Committee

    Q2 2013

    B.                D.

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

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

     

    Submission of Noise Assessment Policy for Roadways and Highways

    Q1 2014

    C.                E.

    HWDSB Surplus Land at 161 Meadowlands Blvd.

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

     

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

    Q1 2013

    D.                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

    Q1 2013

    E.                  

    SCUBE

    June 27/12

    (GIC 12-016)

     

    Tabled at Committee to December, 2012

    Q1 2013

    F.                  

    Rapid Transit Maintenance & Storage Facility

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Referred back to staff for further review

    Nov. 21/12

    Q1 2013

    G.                 

    Wards 1, 2 and 3 One-Way to Two-Way Street Study Group

    Sept. 6/12

    (GIC 12-022)

     

    Staff to report back on reverse-flow model

    2014

     


    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2012 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Date Completed

    A.                 B.

    Privatization of Hamilton Farmers’

    February 2, 2012

    City Manager

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    B.                D.

    Elimination of Current Technology

    February 7, 2012

    Corporate Services (IS)

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    C.                E.

    Hamilton Emergency Services

    February 10, 2012

    City Manager (EMS)

    Fire Chief to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    D.                F.

    Early Retirement Packages

    February 24, 2012

    City Manager (Human Resources)

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    E.                 G.

    Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund – Variances

    February 24, 2012

    Corporate Services

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

    TBD

    F.                 M.

    Additional Budget Savings

    March 27, 2012

    City Manager

    (Human Resources)

    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