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General Issues Committee Agenda for September 5, 2013

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City of Hamilton

Thursday, September 5, 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

    CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    (Continuation from September 5, 2013)

     

    ADDED NOTICE OF MOTION

     

    10.1  Amending Agreement to Original Agreement between the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and the Corporation of the City of Stoney Creek dated July 18, 2000 for the Use of Premises at the Cardinal Newman High School for the Purpose of Operating the Saltfleet Library

     

    September 5, 2013 - ADDED DELEGATION REQUEST

     

    4.8     Request from John McGreal to speak to Items 7.1(a) and (b) on the Agenda respecting Memorandum of Agreement – City of Hamilton and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board for a New Secondary School and Community Centre in the Pan Am Stadium Precinct

     

    4.9     Request from Larry Pattison on behalf of Friends of Jimmy Thompson Memorial Pool to present signatures and comments from Change.org petition respecting the future of Jimmy Thompson Pool 

     

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LIST

     

    11.1   Items to be transferred to another Standing Committee:

     

              (b)   Item U:   Expansion of Community Improvement Initiatives – Piers 5, 20, 7 and 8

     

              This item is to remain on the Outstanding Business List of the General Issues Committee with the due date to be revised from September 5, 2013 to December 4, 2013.

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

    3.1       August 12, 2013

  4. DELEGATION REQUESTS

    4.1       Request from Jackie Stell-Buckingham, Director of Events, Project Director for the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, to attend the November 6, 2013 meeting of the General Issues Committee to provide an overview of plans for the 2015 ISU Championships to be hosted at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton

     

    4.2       Request from Patrick Deane, McMaster University, to attend the October 16, 2013 meeting of the General Issues Committee to provide an update of McMaster’s activities, its work related to community engagement and development in the City

     

    4.3       Request from Tim Progosh, Canadian Comedy Experience/ Canadian Comedy Foundation, respecting their 5-year strategy which includes bringing the Canadian Comedy Awards Festival and the permanent home of the Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame to Hamilton

     

    4.4       Request from Joe Accardi, The Green Smoothie Bar, respecting making Cannon Street a complete street

     

    4.5       Request from Matt Patricelli, on behalf of Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals – Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, to provide the Commerce’s young professional viewpoint of Complete Streets and their impact the City’s economic and social community

     

    4.6       Request from Denise O’Connor to speak with respect to Motion for bike lanes on Cannon Street (Item 9.2) 

     

    4.7       Request from Justin Jones, on behalf of “Yes We Cannon”, to present petition and to speak in support of bike lanes on Cannon Street 

  5. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS

    6.1       John D. Hall, Co-ordinator, Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan, and Chris McLaughlin, Executive Director, Bay Area Restoration Council, to provide an update

                (Request approved by Committee on August 12, 2013)
    Presentation
     

    6.2       Graham McNally and Philip Toms, Tactical Urbanism Hamilton, respecting what Tactical Urbanism is and how is can benefit the City

                (Request approved by Committee on August 12, 2013)

              Presentation 

  6. MOTIONS

    9.1      Financing of Pan Am Stadium Precinct (Ward 3) 

                (Notice of Motion at August 12, 2013 GIC Meeting)

     

    9.2       Bi-directional Bike Lane Pilot Project – South Side of Cannon Street, from Sherman Avenue to Bay Street

                (Notice of Motion at August 12, 2013 GIC Meeting)

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

    11.1    Outstanding Business List Items

     

    (a)       Revised Due Dates

     

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

    Due Date:      September 5, 2013

    Revised Due Date:  ________________________

     

                Item U:     Expansion of Community Improvement Initiatives – Piers 5, 20, 7 and 8

                Due Date:      September 5, 2013

                Revised Due Date:  _________________________

     

    (b)       Items to be transferred to another Standing Committee

     

                Item N:     Universal School Nutrition Program

                Transfer to Emergency and Community Services Committee

     

    (c)        Items to be removed from Outstanding Business List:

     

    Item U:     Expansion of Community Improvement Area for Mount Hope/Hamilton International Airport Gate-way Area (GIC - August 12, 2013)

     

    Item F:      2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Alloca-tions (GIC – September 5, 2013)

  9. PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – August 12, 2013

     

     

    12.2    Chedoke Twin pad Arena (LS13026) (City Wide)

    Pursuant to Sub-sections 8.1(e)and (f) of the City of Hamilton Procedural By-law and Section 239.2 of the Municipal Act as the subject matter pertains to:  (e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals affecting the municipality or local board and (f) the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

     

    12.3    Occupational Health and Safety Act Charges – April 9, 2013 – File 20686 (CS13025(a)) (City Wide)

    Pursuant to Sub-section 8.1(e) of the City of Hamilton Procedural By-law and Section 239.2 of the Municipal Act as the subject matter pertains to litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals affecting the municipality or local board.

  10. ADJOURNMENT
  11. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A.            

    Agreement – Hamilton Harbour Commissioners

    April 29, 2009

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager’s Office

    (Chris Phillips)

    Referral by Council

    TBD

    B.            

    North End Traffic Management Study

    June 23, 2010

    (COW 10-008)

    Public Works

    Transportation

    Transferred from Public Works Committee to General Issues Committee

    Dec. 4/13

    C.            

    Tripartite Agreement re:  Poverty Reduction

    Sept. 29, 2010

    (COW 10-025)

    City Manager’s Office

     

    (Chris Murray)

    Staff to negotiate tripartite agreement and report back

    TBD

    D.            

    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

    Dec. 4/13

    E.            

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

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Public Works

    Transportation

    Submission of Noise Assessment Policy for Roadways and Highways

    Q1 2014

    F. 

    HWCDSB Surplus Land at 161 Meadow-lands Blvd.

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Public Works

    Corporate Assets & Strategic Planning

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

    Q2 2014

    G.            

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

    Nov. 30/11

    (COUNCIL)

    P&ED

    Growth Management

    Referred to GM of Planning for report to GIC

    Sept. 5/13

    H.            

    2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

    Feb. 8/12

    (COUNCIL)

    Corporate Services

    Financial Policy & Planning

    Staff to report back on actual dollars uploaded by the Province

    Sep. 18/13

    I.   

    DC Policies respecting Intensification

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-004)

    Corporate Services

    Financial Policy & Planning

    Report back on DC policy options respecting intensification

    2014

    J.  

    HPS Forensic Building

    Feb. 22/12

    (GIC 12-004)

    City Manager/ Corporate Services (in discussion with HPS)

    (Joe Spiler)

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

    Q4 2012

    K.            

    Value-for-Money Audits

    Apr. 11/12

    (GIC 12-002)

    Audit Services

    (Ann Pekaruk)

    Staff to report back on funding options for future years

    2013 funding approved Oct. 10/12; subsequent years’ funding TBD

    L. 

    Ontario Works Caseload Numbers

    May 23/12

    (GIC12-014)

    Community Services & Planning and Econ. Dev.

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

    Oct. 16/13

    M.            

    City Manager Remuneration Options

    June 13/12 (GIC 12-015)

    Human Resources

    HR to report back

    Oct. 16/13

    N.            

    Universal School Nutrition Program

    June 13/12 (GIC 12-015)

    City Manager’s Office

    (Paul Johnson)

     

    Transfer to E&CS Cte.

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

     

    O.            

    Residential Water/ Wastewater Warranty Protection Plan

    June 13/12

    (GIC 12-015)

    Financial Planning & Policy

    Staff to report back on results of the RFP

    Sep. 18/13

    P.            

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

    June 27/12

    (GIC 12-017)

    P&ED

    Planning

    Tabled at Committee to allow for further discussions

    Q1 2013

    Q.            

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

    Sept. 6/12

    (GIC 12-022)

    Public Works

    Transportation

    Staff to report back on reverse-flow model

    2014

    R.            

    Economic Development Advisory Committee

    Sept. 19/12

    (GIC 12-025)

    P&ED

    Economic Development

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

    Q1 2015

    S.            

    Proposed Use Concept Plan – Auchmar Estates

    Oct. 19/12

    (GIC 12-029)

    P&ED

    Tourism and Culture

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

    Sept. 5/13

    T.            

    Advertising along RHVP and LINC

    Nov. 14/12

    (COUNCIL)

    Public Works

    Corporate Assets & Strategic Planning

    Staff to explore maximizing revenues and report back

    Nov. 20/13

    U.            

    Expansion of CII

    Nov. 28/12

    (GIC 12-033)

    P&ED

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back on CIPA for Mt. Hope/Hamilton Airport gateway area and Piers 5, 20, 7 and 8

    Mount Hope CIPA – May 15/13

    July 8/13 

    Piers 5, 20, 7 and 8 CIPA – Sept. 5/13

    V.            

    Waterfront and Shoreline

    Nov. 28/12

    (GIC 12-033)

    P&ED

    General Manager’s Office

    Staff to provide status update during first quarter of 2013

    Oct. 2/13

    W.           

    Rauoul Wallenberg Commemoration

    Dec. 5/12

    (GIC 12-035)

    P&ED

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

     

    X.            

    Two-way Street Conversions

    Dec. 5/12

    (GIC 12-024b)

    Public Works

    Transportation

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

    Dec. 4/13

    Y.            

    Joint Municipal Opportunities for Bulk Purchasing

    Dec. 7/12

    (GIC 12-024b)

    Corporate Services

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

     

    Z.

    Government Relations Strategy

    Feb. 13/13

    (E&CS 13-002)

    City Manager

    Special meeting of GIC re:  Council’s strategic priorities for 2013 and 2014

     

    AA

    Cut-Through Traffic

    Mar. 20/13

    (GIC 13-007)

    Public Works

    Transportation

    Staff to meet with MTO to assess cut-through traffic

    Q3 2014

    BB

    Citizens’ Committee Report on Farmers’ Market White Paper

    Apr. 2/13

    Transferred from Planning Cte.

    Planning

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back on permitting farmers to sell up to 50% of product from other Ontario grown farms

    Oct. 16/13

    CC

    Temporary Promotional Transit Fare Special Program

    Apr. 10/13

    (COUNCIL) Motion 7.2

    Public Works

    Transportation

    Develop options for implementation of a new transit fare discount program for persons with disabilities

    Nov. 20/13

    DD

    Waterfront Initiatives Financing Strategy

    Apr. 24/13

    (GIC 13-009)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back in 2013 on a financing strategy

    Oct. 2/13

    EE

    1. MOU with Hamilton Port Authority

     

     

    2. HPA Land Lease – Parking

    Apr. 24/13

    (GIC 13-009)

     

     

     

    Aug. 12/13

    (GIC 13-016)

    City Manager

     

     

     

     

    City Manager

    City Manager to present formal Management Agreement with HPA

    Council cor-respondence referred to City Manager for report to GIC

    Oct. 2/13

    FF

    Tourism Gateway Centre

    May 1/13

    (GIC 13-010)

    P&ED

    Tourism and Culture

    Referred back to GM for report to GIC

    Sep. 18/13

    GG

    ACPD Report 13-003 – Transportation Sub-Committee Report

    May 1/13

    (GIC 13-010)

    Public Works

    Staff to provide status update on deficiencies of McNab Street Terminal

    Oct. 16/13

    HH

    Establishment of a Music Working Group

    May 15/13

    (GIC 13-011)

    P&ED

    Tourism and Culture

    Staff to report back on a music strategy and possibility of establishing a Hamilton Music Office

    Dec. 4/13

    II

    Provincial Offences Administration Court House P/T Temporary Location Options

    May 22/13

    (Transferred from AF&A 13-005)

    P&ED

    Economic Development

    Referred to GIC from AF&A

    Sep. 18/13

    JJ

    Provincial Offences Administration Court House Long-Term Location Options

    May 22/13

    (Transferred from AF&A 13-005)

    P&ED

    Economic Development

    Referred to GIC from AF&A

    Sep. 18/13

    KK

    Bus Only Lane on King Street

    May 22/13

    (PW 13-006)

    Public Works

    Staff to report back following conclusion of one-year pilot program

    Q2 2014

    LL

    Strategic Municipal Investment in the Arts

    June 5/13

    (GIC 13-012)

    Planning

    Tourism and Culture

    Staff to report back with additional details

    Dec. 4/13

    MM

    Co-ordination of Road Works and Utilities

    June 19/13

    (GIC 13-013)

    Public Works

    Six months co-ordination period with utilities

    June 18/14

    NN

    2017 Sesqui- centennial Committee

    June 19/13

    (GIC 13-013)

    Planning

    Tourism and Culture

    (i) Staff to present Terms of Reference

     

    (ii) Staff to develop high-level strategy

    Nov. 6/13

    OO.

    Hamilton Environmental Summit 2013

    July 12/13

    (GIC 13-014)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back following 2014 Environmental Summit

     

    PP

    MOA with HWDSB for new school/commt’y centre in Pan Am Stadium Precinct

    July 12/13

    (GIC 13/014)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back on concerns raised by Committee

    Sept. 18/13

    QQ

    Particulate Matter Reduction By-law

    Aug. 12/13

    (GIC 13-016)

    Planning

    Staff to report back on Oakville’s by-law

     

    RR

    Reduction in Greenhouse Gas and Energy

    Aug. 12/13

    (GIC 13-016)

    Public Health

    Staff to report back on corporate targets by December 2013

     

    SS

    Pedestrian Mobility Plan

    Transferred from Public Works Cte – Aug. 12/13

    Public Works

     

    Nov. 20/13

    TT

    Installation Policy for Inter-section and Mid-block Pedestrian Signals

    Transferred from Public Works Cte.- Aug. 12/13

    Public Works

    Staff to undertake public review and report back with recommenda-tions to update policy

    Nov. 20/13

    UU

    One Third  Expense Allowance for Council

     

    Corporate Services

    To be revisited each term of Council

    2014

    OUTSTANDING REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Date Completed

    A.   

    Proposed Property Acquisition of Land in the former City of Stoney Creek

    Apr. 3/13

    (GIC 13-008 Item 15)

    Planning

    Economic Development

    Public release of Appendices “A” and “B” pending completion of transaction – staff to advise

    Oct. 16/13

    B.   

    Acquisition of Property in Ward 3

    July 11/13

    (GIC 13-015 Item 2)

    Planning

    Economic Development

    Public release of financial details pending completion of transaction – staff to advise

     

    C.   

    Acquisition of School Board Property at 16 Broughton Avenue

    July 11/13

    (GIC 13-015 Item 3)

    Planning

    Economic Development

    Public release of financial details pending completion of transaction – staff to advise

     

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2013 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Date Completed

    A.   

    Provincial Downloading

    Apr.10/13

    Corporate Services

    Financial Planning & Policy

    City’s financial obligations as a result of downloading, reassessment, Heads and Beds and PILS

    Dec. 4/13

    B.   

    Restricting Assessment Growth through Assessment Appeals

    Apr. 10/13

     

    What measures can be taken to address and challenge issues detrimental to municipalities

    Dec. 4/13

    C.   

    Customer Service, Access and Equity – Language Line Enhancement Pilot

    Apr. 10/13

    Corporate Services

    Customer Service, Access & Equity

    Staff to monitor and report back prior to 2014 budget deliberations

    Q1 2014

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2012 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Date Completed

    A.     

    Privatization of Hamilton Farmers’

    February 2, 2012

    City Manager

    Staff to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    B.     

    Hamilton Emergency Services

    February 10, 2012

    Community Services

    (EMS)

    Fire Chief to Report back to General Issues Committee

    TBD

    C.     

    Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund – Variances

    February 24, 2012

    Corporate Services

    Financial Policy & Planning

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

    June 19/13

    Sept. 18/13

    (See Item H)

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2011 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.

    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