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General Issues Committee Agenda for September 19, 2012

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, September 19, 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. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

    3.1       June 28, 2012

     

    3.2       September 6, 2012

  3. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS

    The following delegations are presenting at the request of the General Issues Committee:

     

    6.1       Tony Bitonti, Senior Manager, Media Relations Communications and Media Relations, Larry Flynn, Senior Vice President – Gaming and Jake Pastore, Manager of Community and Municipal Relations, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, respecting the Province and OLGC’s modernization plans for lottery and gaming in the Province of Ontario

                - presentation

     

    6.2       Bruce Barbour, Executive Director, Racing Operations, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, respecting their business operations at Flamboro Downs and to provide their position respecting the Province and OLGC’s modernization plans for lottery and gaming in the Province of Ontario

                - presentation

  4. MOTIONS

    9.1       Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC) – Establishment of a Gaming Facility

                (Tabled at August 13, 2012 GIC Meeting)

     

  5. NOTICES OF MOTION
  6. 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:

     

    City Manager

     

    Item C:       Open Data

    Due Date:      October 17, 2012

    Revised Due Date:   November 21, 2012

     

    Planning

     

    Item A:        Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble

    Due Date:      September 19. 2012

    Revised Due Date:   November 21, 2012

     

    Item D:       HABIA Terms of Reference and Strategic Plan

    Due Date:      September 19. 2012

    Revised Due Date:   October 17, 2012

     

    Item G:       Hamilton LEEDing the Way

    Due Date:      September 19. 2012

    Revised Due Date:   November 7, 2012

     

    Public Works

     

    Item A:      North End Traffic Management Study

    Due Date:      December 5, 2012

    Revised Due Date:   Q2 2013

     

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

     

    Community Services

     

    Item A:   2012 Proposed Provincial Budget and Changes to the Discretionary Benefits

     

     

     

     

     

    Corporate Services

     

    Item C:   Cell Towers Licence Renewal Agreements

     

    2012 Budget Deliberations

     

    Item F:   Public Works 2012 Council-Referred Program Enhancements

     

    Item G:   List of Traffic Islands requiring Beautification

     

    Item H:   Allocation of Capital Budget Enhancements for Roads and Sidewalks

    -

    Item I      Floral Traffic Islands

  7. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – September 6, 2012

     

    12.2    Acquisition of 2555 Creekside Drive, Dundas, from 1475780 Ontario Inc. (Alterra (Spencer Creek) Ltd./Richard Liebtag) (PED12172) (Ward 13)

     

  8. ADJOURNMENT

     

  9. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – CITY MANAGER

    (as a September 19, 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

    Oct. 17/12

    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/ 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

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – COMMUNITY SERVICES

    (as a September 19, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.

    2012 Proposed Provincial Budget and Changes to the Discretionary Benefits

    May 23/12

    (E&CS 12-005)

     

    Report to GIC on outcome of discussions with Premier

    Nov. 21/12

    B.

    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 a September 19, 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.                E.

    Licence Renewal Agreements

    Nov. 14/11

    (GIC 11-033)

     

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

    Sept. 19/12

    D.                F.

    Anti-Racism Final Report Recom-mendations

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-003)

     

    Report back on recommendations (a) to (i)

    Nov. 7/12

    E.                 G.

    2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

    Feb. 8/12

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Staff to report back on actual dollars uploaded by the Province

    Sept. 19/12

    Nov. 20/12

    F.                 H.

    DC Policies respecting Intensification

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-004)

     

    Report back on DC policy options respecting intensification

    2014

    G.                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

    H.                 

    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

    I.                     

    Good Shepherd Centre Loan Request

    July 12/12

    (GIC 12-019)

     

    Referred by Committee to Hamilton Future Fund Board of Governors for consideration

     

    J.                   

    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

     

    K.                 

    City Square Condominiums – New Horizon Development Group

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Staff to review feasibility of adding to CIP and report back

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – PLANNING

    (as a September 19, 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

    Sept. 19/12

    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.                D.

    Auchmar Estates

    Oct. 22/11

    (GIC 11-029)

    Portfoliio Management Group

    Referred from E&CS

    Oct. 3 20/12 (Auchmar)

    D.                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

    Sept. 19/12

    Oct. 17/12

    E.                 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

    F.                 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

    G.                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

    Sept. 19/12

    Nov. 7/12

    H.                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

    I.                    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

    J.                  L.

    Public Art Installation on York Blvd.

    Mar. 28/12

    (E&CS 12-003) Transferred

    Tourism and Culture

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

    Sept. 6/12

    K.                O.

    Financial Incentive Programs – Urban Renewal Section

    Apr. 11/12

    (GIC 12-008)

    Economic Development

    Referred back to staff with direction

    Nov. 7/12

    L.                 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

     

    M.                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

     

    N.                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

    O.                O.

    Supermarket Development Incentives

    June 27/12

    (GIC 12-017)

    Economic Development

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

    Oct. 17/12

    P.                 P.

    Residential Protective Plumbing Study Program

    June 27/12

    (GIC 12-016)

     

    Staff to report back on expanding eligi-bility of program

     

    Q.                P.

    Public Art Procurement Process

    June 27/12

    (GIC 12-017)

    Tourism and Culture

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

    Oct. 3/12

    R.                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

    S.                 R.

    Enbridge Inc. Pipeline Flow Reversal

    July 12/12

    (GIC 120019)

    Growth Management

    Staff to investigate further and report back

    Sept. 19/12

    Oct. 17/12

    T.                 S.

    Creation of a Tourism Advisory Committee

    July 12/12

    (COUNCIL)

    Tourism and Culture

    Staff to report back re:  Terms of Reference

    Sept. 6/12

    U1.

     

     

     

     

    U2.

    OLGC and Great Canadian Gaming Company

     

     

    Motion re:  Estab-lishment of a Gaming Facility

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

     

     

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Reps from OLGC and Great Cdn. Gaming to be invited to future GIC

     

    Motion tabled pending outcome of U1

    Sept. 19/12

     

     

     

     

    Sept. 19/12

    V.

    Terms of Reference for School Board Properties Sub-Committee

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Referred to Sub-Committee for review and report back

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – PUBLIC HEALTH

    (as a September 19, 2012)

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.    

    Changes to the Interim Federal Health Program

    May 23/12

    (GIC 12-014)

     

    Report back on financial and health impacts

    Sept. 19/12

    B.    

    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 a September 19, 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

    Dec. 5/12

    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

    Dec. 5/12

    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

    Dec. 5/12

    Q1 2013

    F.                  

    Rapid Transit Maintenance & Storage Facility

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Referred back to staff for further review

    Nov. 21/12

     


    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.                 H.

    Public Works 2012 Council-Referred Program Enhancements

    March 2, 2012

    Public Works

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    March 27/12

    G.                I.

    List of Traffic Islands requiring Beautification

    March 22, 2012

    Public Works

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    March 5/12

    H.                J.

    Allocation of Capital Budget Enhancement for Roads and Sidewalks

    March 22, 2012

    Public Works/Corporate Services

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    March 5/12

    I.                    L.

    Floral Traffic Islands

    March 27, 2012

    Public Works

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    March 26/12

    J.                  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