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General Issues Committee Agenda for November 7, 2012

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City of Hamilton

 

Wednesday, November 7, 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. A.        CEREMONIAL ACTIVITIES             2012 Olympic Games – Athlete Recognition CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    DELEGATION REQUESTS

     

    For Today’s Meeting

     

    (i)      Laura Cattari, on behalf of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, respecting Discretionary Benefits and Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefits (Added Item 4.1)

     

    (ii)      Sandy Leyland respecting the Ontario Disability Support Program (Added Item 4.2)

     

    (iii)     Erika Morton, on behalf of Street Youth Planning Collaborative, respecting street-involved and homeless youth relative to the cuts to the Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefits (Added Item 4.3)

     

    (iv)     Renee Wetselaar, on behalf of the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, to outline the impacts of cuts to CSUMB and discretionary benefits within the context of housing and homelessness in Hamilton (Added Item 4.6)

     

    (v)     Katherine Kalinowski, on behalf of Women’s Housing Planning Collaborative, respecting discretionary benefits and CSUMB (Added Item 4.7)

     

    (vi)     Medora Uppal, on behalf of Woman Abuse Working Group, respecting consideration of a moratorium on Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefits and Discretionary Benefits (Added Item 4.8)

     

    For Future Meetings

     

    (vii)    Ken Hall, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., to provide additional information respecting the Enbridge Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project (Added Item 4.4)

     

    (viii)   Susan McMaster, on behalf of Citizens Opposed to Paving the Escarpment and the Stop Escarpment Highway Coalition, to speak to the Niagara to GTA highway issue (Added Item 4.5)

     

     

    DELEGATION WITHDRAWN

     

    (ix)     Item 6.1 – Nic Schultz, Director of Outreach, Social and Environmentally Responsible Aggregates/Aggregate Forum of Ontario (SERA/AFO)

     

    ADDED DISCUSSION REPORTS

     

    (x)     Report 12-002 of the Gaming Facility Proposal Sub-Committee – November 1, 2012 (Added Item 8.10)

     

    (xi)     Report 12-001 of the Web Redevelopment Sub-Committee – November 2, 2012 (Added Item 8.11)

     

    (xii)    2013 Pressures related to Discretionary Benefits and Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) (CS12020(c)) (Added Item 8.12(a))

     

    (xiii)   2013 Proposed Discretionary Benefits Budget Options (CS12020(b)) (City Wide) (Added Item 8.12(b))(Referred from Emergency & Community Services on November 1, 2012)

     

    MOTIONS

     

    (ixv)   Item 9.1 respecting Enbridge Pipelines Line 9 Flow Reversal Project – WITHDRAWN

     

    (xv)    Item 9.2 respecting Establishment of a Specialized By-law Enforce-ment Unit – REVISED Motion

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

    3.1       October 17, 2012

  4. DELEGATION REQUESTS
  5. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS

    6.1       Nic Schulz, Director of Outreach, Social and Environmentally Responsible Aggregates/Aggregate Forum of Ontario (SERA/AFO)

                (No Copy)

     

    6.2       John C. Munro/Hamilton International Airport – Annual Report (No Copy)

     

    6.3       Lou Castellani, Municipal Relations Representative, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Hamilton, Brantford, Brant, Haldimand & Norfolk – Overview of MPAC 

     

  6. STAFF PRESENTATIONS
  7. NOTICES OF MOTION
  8. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List Items

     

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

     

    Planning

     

    Item F:   Hamilton LEEDing the Way

    Due Date:      November 7, 2012

    Revised Due Date:   December 5, 2012

     

    Item I:     Financial Incentive Programs – Urban Renewal Section

    Due Date:      November 7, 2012

    Revised Due Date:   November 21, 2012

     

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

     

    Corporate Services

     

    Item I:     City Square Condominiums – New Horizon Development Group

     

    Planning

     

    Item H:   Gage Park Summer Concert Series – EOI

  9. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    CUPE Local 1041 Collective Agreement Status Update (No Copy)

     

    12.2    Parkland Acquisition, 154 and 156 Cannon Street East Adjacent to Beasley Park (PW12084) - (Ward 2)

     

    12.3    Update on Legal Issues for Airport Contamination (LS12032) (City Wide) (Outstanding Business List Item)

  10. ADJOURNMENT
  11. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

    (as at November 7, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.

    Motion re:  OLGC – Establishment of a Gaming Facility

    Sept. 19/12

    (GIC12-025)

     

    TABLED by Committee

     

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – CITY MANAGER

    (as at November 7, 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

    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/ MOH/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

    Dec. 5/12

    L.

    Employee Suggestion Program

    Oct. 3/12

    (GIC 12-028)

     

    Staff to report back re:  opportunities for City employees to participate in performance-improving suggestions

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – COMMUNITY SERVICES

    (as at November 7, 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

     

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – CORPORATE SERVICES

    (as at November 7, 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

    Dec. 5/12

    D.                G.

    2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

    Feb. 8/12

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Staff to report back on actual dollars uploaded by the Province

    Nov. 20/12

    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 7, 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

    Nov. 21/12

    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

    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

     

    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

     

    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

    Q1 2013

    O.                S.

    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.                 T.

    Economic Development Advisory Committee

    Sept. 19/12

    (GIC 12-025)

    Economic Development

    Report back on establishment of ad hoc Business Development Advisory Committee

    Q1 2014

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – PUBLIC HEALTH

    (as at November 7, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.    

    City of Hamilton Food Strategy

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

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

     

     

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS- PUBLIC WORKS

    (as at November 7, 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

    Q4 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

    Q2 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

    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.                G.

    Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund – Variances

    February 24, 2012

    Corporate Services

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

    TBD

    E.                 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