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General Issues Committee Agenda for February 6, 2013

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

 

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 REQUEST

     

    For Today’s Meeting

     

    (i)      Joey Coleman with respect to Item 9.4 – Public Access On-Line Mapping Service (Added Item 4.4) 

                  - presentation

     

    ADDED MOTION

     

    (ii)      Policing Costs for Hamilton Entertainment District (Added Item 9.5)

              (Introduced as Notice of Motion at January 28, 2013 General Issues Committee Meeting)

     

     

    ADDED NOTICE OF MOTION

     

    (iii)     Funding for Victoria Park Outdoor Adult Area (Added Item 10.1) 

     

    ADDED PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

     

    (iv)     Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Surplus Land located at 220 Cranbrook Drive/20 Gemini Drive, described as Block F, Plan M-66, former Township of Barton, now City of Hamilton – Verbal Update (No Copy) (Added Item 12.4)

     

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

    3.1       January 14, 2013

  4. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS

    6.1       Evelyn Myrie, on behalf of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, to provide report and request for funding for HCCI

                (Approved February 6, 2013)

                    - presentation

     

    6.2       Stuart Trew, Trade Campaigner, Council of Canadians, respecting Canada-EU Trade Agreement

                (Approved February 6, 2013)

     

    6.3       Kathy Drewitt, Downtown Hamilton B.I.A., to report on the 2012 Pedestrian Pilot Program and Gore park summer Promenade and to request consideration for funding the Gore Master Plan

                (Approved February 6, 2013)

                    - presentation

     

    6.4       P. J. Mercanti, The Carmen’s Group, respecting the social and economic benefits of an entertainment destination

                        - presentation

  5. PRESENTATIONS

    7.1       Hamilton Association of Business Improvement Areas (H.A.B.I.A.) Terms of Reference and Strategic Plan (PED11193)       

                (Referred by Council on January 23, 2013)

                 - Terms of Reference Overview 

     

    7.2       Biosolids Management Project – Amendment to P3 Canada Funding Business Plan (PW11098(b)/FCS11112(b)) (City Wide)

                      - presentation

  6. MOTIONS

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

                (Tabled at September 19, 2012 General Issues Committee Meeting)

     

    9.2       Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion – Funding Request

                (Notice of Motion at February 6, 2013 General Issues Committee Meeting)

     

    9.3       James Mountain Road Retaining Wall Reconstruction

     

    9.4       Public Access On-Line Crime Mapping Service

                (Introduced as Notice of Motion at January 25, 2013 General Issues Committee)

  7. NOTICES OF MOTION
  8. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List Items

     

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

     

    Planning

     

    Item A:            Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble

    Due Date:      February 6, 2013

    Revised due Date:    April17, 2013

     

    Item D:            Hamilton LEEDing the Way

    Due Date:      February 6, 2013

    Revised Due Date:   February 20, 2013

  9. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – February 6, 2013

     

    12.2    Litigation – National Steel Car (FCS13009/LS13003) (City Wide)

     

     

     

    12.3    Greater Hamilton Volunteer Fire Fighters Association – Contract Negotiations (No Copy)

     

  10. ADJOURNMENT
  11. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – CITY MANAGER

    (as at February 6, 2013)

     

     

    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.                F.

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

    Feb.8/12

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Staff to provide update on status of Centre

     

    D.                G.

    Value-for-Money Audits

    Apr. 11/12

    (GIC 12-002)

     

    Staff to report back on funding options for future years

     

    E.                  

    City Manager Remuneration Options

    June 13/12 (GIC 12-015)

    Human Resources

    HR to report back

     

    F.                  

    Universal School Nutrition Program

    June 13/12 (GIC 12-015)

     

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

     

    G.                J.

    Redevelopment of the City’s Website

    July 12/12

    (GIC 12-018)

    Corporate Services

    Financial Planning & Policy

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

     

    H.                K.

    Memorandum of Understanding between City and HPA

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

     

    Staff to report back following preparation of MOU

     

    I.                     

    Employee Suggestion Program

    Oct. 3/12

    (GIC 12-028)

     

    Staff to report back respecting opportunities for employees to be able to participate in performance-improving suggestions

     

    J.                  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 February 6, 2013)

     

     

    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 February 6, 2013)

     

     

    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.                G.

    2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

    Feb. 8/12

    (COUNCIL)

     

    Staff to report back on actual dollars uploaded by the Province

    Q1 2013

    C.                H.

    DC Policies respecting Intensification

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-004)

     

    Report back on DC policy options respecting intensification

    2014

    D.                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

    E.                  

    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

    F.                  

    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

     

    G.                 

    Joint Municipal Opportunities for Bulk Purchasing

    Dec. 7/12

    (GIC 12-024b)

     

    Staff to report back on joint municipal opportunities for bulk purchases of capital equipment and vehicles

     

    H.                 

    Water, Waste-water and Stormwater Rate Structure Review

    Dec. 5/12

    (GIC 12-035)

     

    Staff to report back with recommended rate structure by June, 2013

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – PLANNING

    (as at February 6, 2013)

     

     

    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

    Feb. 6/13

    Apr. 17/13

    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.                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

     

    Apr. 17/13

    D.                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

    Feb. 6/13

    Feb. 20/13

    E.                 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

    Feb. 20/13

    F.                 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

    G.                P.

    Residential Protective Plumbing Study Program

    June 27/12

    (GIC 12-016)

    Planning

    Staff to report back on expanding eligi-bility of program

    Feb. 20/13

    H.                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

    Q1 2013

    I.                    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

    J.                  Q.

    Proposed Use Concept Plan – Auchmar Estates

    Oct. 19/12

    (GIC 12-029)

    Tourism and Culture

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

    Jun. 19/13

    K.                 

    Ad Hoc Cte. For Canada’s Sesqui-centennial Celebration

    Nov. 28/12

    (COUNCIL)

    Tourism and Culture

    Council correspondence referred to GM for report to GIC

    June 19/13

    L.                  

    Expansion of CII

    Nov. 28/12

    (GIC 12-033)

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back on CIPA for Mt. Hope/Hamilton Airport gateway area and Piers 5, 6, 7 and 8

    Mount Hope CIPA – May 15/13

    Piers 5, 6, 7 and 8 CIPA – Sept. 5/13

    M.                 

    Waterfront and Shoreline

    Nov. 28/12

    (GIC 12-033)

    General Manager’s Office

    Staff to provide status update during first quarter of 2013

    Apr. 17/13

    N.                 

    Rauoul Wallenberg Commemoration

    Dec. 5/12

    (GIC 12-035)

     

    Referred to Facility Naming Sub-Cte for report back to GIC

     

    O.                 

    Tourism Gateway Centre

    Dec. 5/12

    (GIC 12-035)

     

    TABLED at the request of Councillor Johnson for further discussions

     

     


    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS – PUBLIC HEALTH

    (as at February 6, 2013)

     

     

    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 February 6, 2013)

     

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.                 B.

    North End Traffic Management Study

    June 23, 2010

    (COW10-008)

    Transportation

    Transferred from Public Works Committee to General Issues Committee

    Dec. 4/13

    B.                D.

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

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Transportation

    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)

    Corporate Assets & Strategic Planning

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

    March 20/13

    D.                F.

    Conventional, Rapid and Inter-Regional Transit

    Oct. 25, 2011

    (GIC 11-030)

    Corporate Services

    Report back with financial impacts and funding strategy pending funding announce-ment commitment by senior levels of government

    Special GIC in February 2013

    E.                  

    SCUBE

    June 27/12

    (GIC 12-016)

    Hamilton Water

    Tabled at Committee to December, 2012

    Mar. 20/13

    F.                  

    Rapid Transit Maintenance & Storage Facility

    Aug. 16/12

    (GIC 12-021)

    Transportation

    Referred back to staff for further review

    Feb. 25/13

    G.                 

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

    Sept. 6/12

    (GIC 12-022)

    Transportation

    Staff to report back on reverse-flow model

    2014

    H.                 

    Residential Protective Plumbing Program

    Oct. 31/12

    (GIC 12-031)

    Hamilton Water

    Staff to report back on issues related to Residential Protective Plumbing Program

    Feb. 20/13

    I.                     

    Advertising along RVHP and LINC

    Nov. 14/12

    (COUNCIL)

    Corporate Assets & Strategic Planning

    Staff to explore maximizing revenues and report back

    July 8/13

    J.                   

    Two-way Street Conversions

    Dec. 5/12

    (GIC 12-024b)

    Transportation

    Staff to report back re:  five-year plan for two-way street conversions

    Dec. 4/13

     


    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

     


    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