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Planning Committee Agenda for September 17, 2013

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City of Hamilton

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

9:30 a.m.

Council Chambers
City Hall
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario

Vanessa Robicheau
Legislative Coordinator
(905) 546-2424 ext. 2729

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  1. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    1.       DELEGATION REQUESTS

             

    4.1     Delegation Request respecting Item 8.3 Rental Housing Licensing By-law (PED10049(m)) (City Wide), for today’s meeting:

     

    (i)              Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington

    (ii)             Michael Power

    (iii)            John Cerino

    (iv)           Renee Wetselaar

    (v)            Alok Pathak

    (vi)           Mike Chopowick and Vincent Brescia

    (vii)          Rajan Pathak

    (viii)        Arun Pathak

    (ix)           Zack Casuccio

    (x)            Patricia Cunningham-Ward

    (xi)           Patricia Cunningham-Ward (on behalf of Doris Lanigan)

    (xii)          – Withdrawn --

    (xiii)        C. Michael Ollier

    (xiv)        Paul Martindale

    (xv)         Robert Flis

    (xvi)        Susan Stewart-Greene

    (xvii)      Hank Balfoort

    (xviii)     Valerie Pereira

    (xix)        Nick Vescio

    (xx)         David Horwood

     

    4.2     Delegation Request from Teresa Hartman from Hamilton Animal Control – Stop the Killings, respecting Item 6.1 Delegation from Gail McGinnis, Kit Cat Club of Hamilton Rescue, respecting animal control, for today’s meeting.

     

     

    2.       PUBLIC HEARINGS AND DELEGATIONS

     

    6.4    City Initiative - Amendments to Incorporate Regulations for the Storage of Major Recreational Equipment Within the Former City of Stoney Creek Zoning By-law No. 3692-92 (PED13154) (Wards 9, 10, and 11)

     

    (i)              Correspondence from Carl Hendershot

    (ii)             Correspondence from John Millward

    (iii)            Correspondence from Bill Sears 

     

    3.       DISCUSSION ITEMS

             

    8.3     Rental Housing Licensing By-law (PED10049(m)) (City Wide)

                     

    (i)              Correspondence from Ainslie Wood/Westdale Community Association

    (ii)             Correspondence from Malcolm Horsnell and Janet Woodward

    (iii)            Correspondence from S.P. Horwood

    (iv)           Correspondence from Jason Avery

    (v)            Correspondence from Marilyn and Dan Pilling

    (vi)           Correspondence from Tibor Bocz

    (vii)          Correspondence from David Hitchcock

    (viii)        Correspondence from Rachelle Sender

    (ix)           Correspondence from Pieter DeJonge

    (x)            Correspondence from Danny Davids

    (xi)           Correspondence from Ron Lancaster

    (xii)          Correspondence from Anita McGowan

    (xiii)        Correspondence from Don Woodside

    (xiv)        Correspondence from Joseph Day

    (xv)         Correspondence from Catherine and David Weir

    (xvi)        Correspondence from Karyn Callaghan

    (xvii)      Correspondence from Terri Bocz

    (xviii)     Correspondence from Linda Bryant

    (xix)        Correspondence from Daniel Coleman

    (xx)         Correspondence from Klaus Schultes

    (xxi)        Correspondence from Linda Ellis

    (xxii)      Correspondence from Kathy Greaves

    (xxiii)     Correspondence from Stephanie Ounpuu

    (xxiv)    Correspondence from Nancy Gulliver

    (xxv)      Correspondence from Karen Bernyak-Bouwman

    (xxvi)    Correspondence from Betty Bechtel

    (xxvii)   Correspondence from Helen Silke

    (xxviii)  Correspondence from McMaster Students Union 

  2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    3.1           September 4, 2013

  4. DELEGATION REQUESTS
  5. CONSENT ITEMS
  6. PRESENTATIONS
  7. MOTIONS
  8. NOTICES OF MOTION
  9. GENERAL INFORMATION AND OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1       Outstanding Business List Amendments

                                       

    Items to be removed:

     

    (a)      Item L:          RV Parking

     

    (b)      Item N:         Regulation of Rental Housing

     

    (c)      Item P:         Business Licensing Fee Review (PD01104(g))

     

    (d)      Item EE:       Appeal of the City of Hamilton Committee of Adjustment Decision to Approve Severance Application HM/B-13:27, Louis Serafini, Fengate Capital Management Ltd. (Owner), 1400 Upper James Street

     

    Items to be amended:

     

    (a)      Item D:         Protection Measures for Existing Stable Residential Areas (Monster Homes) (PED11196)

              Current Date:          September 17, 2013

              New Date:               December 3, 2013

     

    (b)      Item F:         By-law 05-200, to  Modify General Commercial “C3-116” and “C3-117” Zone and add Site Specific General Commercial “C3-275” Zone to the Glanbrook Zoning By-law No. 464

              Current Date:          September 17, 2013

              New Date:               December 3, 2013

     

    (c)      Item G:         Municipal Services and Property Taxation on Condo Properties

              Current Date:          September 17, 2013

              New Date:               October 1, 2013

     

    (d)      Item Q:         Development of an Urban Woodland Conservation By-law

              Current Date:          September 17, 2013

              New Date:               November 5, 2013

     

    (e)      Item Y:         Fifty Road

              Current Date:          September 17, 2013

              New Date:               November 19, 2013

     

     

    (f)       Item FF:     Delegation from Jagtar Singh Chahal respecting challenges in the taxi industry

              Current Date:          September 17, 2013

              New Date:               October 15, 20132

     

     

    11.2    News from the General Manager

  10. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – September 4, 2013 (delivered under separate cover)

  11. ADJOURNMENT
  12. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

    Item

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept./ Division

    Status

    Due Date

    A

     

     

    Rate for Parkland Dedication for  school board facilities

    April 15, 2009

    (EDP 09-008)

     

     

    Council

    March 9, 2011

     

     

    April 5, 2011

    (PC 11-007)

    and

    Council

    April 13, 2011

    Joint City/Board Committee

    5% parkland dedication for schools referred back to staff

     

    Council referred back to Cmmtt and to the School Brds.

     

    Apr. 5/11 – Cmmtt referred to Joint School Brd Liaison Cmmtt to discuss compromise. Staff report back to Cmmtt

    TBD

    B

    Woodland Manor

    (PED08306)

    January 20, 2009

    (EDP 09-002)

    PED: Planning

    Jan 20/09 – Staff to review items identified at meeting and report back

    December 3, 2013

    C

    Pleasantview, Dundas, divesting of four properties

    (PED11052)

    April 5, 2011

    (PC 11-007)

    PED: Planning

    Staff investigate divesting of four City properties, (exclude Nigel Charlong Cmmnty Cntr (Old Guelph Road), and unopened road allowances, report to Council re: disposition of properties.

    November 19, 2013

    D

    Protection Measures for Existing Stable Residential Areas

    (Monster Homes)

    (PED11196)

    April 19, 2011

    (PC 11-008)

     

    December 6, 2011

    PED: Planning

    Staff report back with possible interim solutions to manage monster homes across the City of Hamilton, including a possible interim control bylaw.

    Sept. 17, 2013

    E

    Racing Pigeons

    Council referral to PC

    January 25, 2012

    PED: Parking and
    By-law Services

    Referred back to staff to consult with the Canadian Racing Pigeon Union Inc. to amend the existing by-law No. 12-031 to accommodate racing pigeons and include amendments to address the current feral pigeon issues in the urban areas of the City of Hamilton.

    November 5, 2013

    F

    By-law 05-200, to  Modify General Commercial “C3-116” and “C3-117” Zone and add Site Specific General Commercial “C3-275” Zone to the Glanbrook Zoning By-law No. 464

    April 17, 2012

     

    PED12062

    PED: Planning

    Tabled for staff to engage in discussion with the Ministry of the Environment

    Sept. 17, 2013

    G

    Municipal Services and Property Taxation on Condo Properties

    Council: April 26, 2012

    (FCS12020/PW12011)

    PED:

    Planning

    Evaluate the feasibility of reviewing the Guidelines for Site Plan Reviews with the Condo Corp Institute and report to PC

    Sept 17, 2013

    H

    Dust Control:

    Clean Air Hamilton 2011 Progress Report (BOH12015) (City Wide)

    Council

    July 12, 2012

    PED: Parking and By-law Services

    That Planning staff or Public Works staff investigate methods to insure that dust is mitigated/suppressed at construction sites within the City of Hamilton, and report back to BOH

    Q1 2014

    I

     Binbrook Heights Addition”, on Lands Located at 139 Fall Fair Way (Glanbrook)

    PED12182

    November 6, 2012

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    April 2, 2013

    PED: Growth Mgmt

    deferred to the next Planning Committee meeting pending the results of the interim report regarding the flooding in Binbrook Village and pending confirmation and corrective action from the Senior Director of Growth Mgmt respecting adequate sewer capacity in the development to handle additional flow

     

    Be referred back to staff for a report back following completion of the hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of the storm conveyance systems

    October 15, 2013

    J

    38 Strachan St. W/344 Bay St. N

    Notice of Motion

    March 20, 2012

    Ward Councillor

    feasibility and the positive and negative aspects of creating an Urban Design Panel

    Design review committee (in part made up of area residents) in the design stage of the development process for these lands.

    TBD

    K

    Proposed Permanent Closure and Sale of a Portion of the Road Allowance of Limeridge Rd

    Council

    October 30, 2012

    (PW12071)

    PED: Economic Development

    Report to Planning on sale cost, site plan and possible legal implications prior to the sale

    Q4 2013

    L

    RV Parking

    November 6, 2012

    PED: Planning

    That back with an amending by-law to the Stoney Creek by-law to limit parking of recreational vehicles on properties in residential areas.

    Sept 17, 2013

    M

    City of Hamilton Revised Sidewalk Policy for New Development (PED12234) (City Wide)

    December 4, 2012

    PED: Growth Mgmt

    Referred back to staff and that the revised sidewalk policy be reviewed and reported back as part of the report on the Comprehensive review of engineering guidelines for development.

    November 19, 2013

    N

    Regulation of Rental Housing

    December 11, 2012

     

    June 18, 2013

    PED: Planning

    That staff report back to the Planning Committee with options and alternatives related to the licensing of rental housing.

    Sept 2013

    O

    Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee Report 12-006

    (Proactive Heritage Building Protection Strategy)

    January 15, 2013

    PED: Planning

    Item 2, be referred to staff for a report on the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee recommendations.

     

    (a) That the properties identified in the Downtown Built Heritage Inventory that meet one of the criteria identified for designation in the Ontario Heritage Act be added to the registry;

    December 3, 2013

    P

    Business Licensing Fee Review (PD01104(g))

    January 15, 2013

    PED: Parking and By-Law Services

    That staff review legislative authority of municipalities to assign penalties (fines) regarding business licensing compliance and show cause hearings.

    That staff report back to the Planning Committee, in detail, on the justification for the License Fee increases.

    Sept. 17, 2013

    Q

    Development of an Urban Woodland Conservation By-law

    GIC 13-001

     

    Council

    January 23, 2013

    PED: Planning

    report back and hold public meeting to the Planning Committee on options for a draft Urban Woodland Conservation By-law, specifically addressing current urban woodland clear-cutting (see full motion for more details)

    Sept. 17, 2013

    R

    Vehicle Inspection Manual for Taxis (PD05141(c)) (City Wide) (Item 8.1)

    February 19, 2013

    PED: Parking and By-law Services

    Staff review standards for modification of accessible taxis & consult with Transport Canada; the standards for modification of accessible taxis be added to the vehicle inspection manual PD05141(c).

    2014

    S

    By-law to Regulate Parking on Boulevards and Front and Side Yard

    (PED13042)

    March 19, 2013

    PED: Parking and By-law Services

    Referred back to staff and Ward Councillors for further consideration and consultation.

    October 15, 2013

    T

    (B) Amendments to the Site Alteration By-law No. 03-126, as Amended by By-law No. 05-115 and Further Amended by By-law No. 11-262 (PED12184(a))

    April 2, 2013

    PED: Building Services

     

    Historical analysis of enforcement on grading complaints, orders issues, stop work orders or charges and any other related information from the period between January 2011 and December 2012.

    October 1, 2013

    U

    (C) Amendments to the Site Alteration By-law No. 03-126, as Amended by By-law No. 05-115 and Further Amended by By-law No. 11-262 (PED12184(a))

    April 2, 2013

    PED: Growth Management

    Number of complaints on mud tracking in new subdivisions over the last two years; the amount of time it took to bring the developer into complaints; the number of repeated times on any one site after compliance was met; and how many charges were laid.

    October 15, 2013

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    V

    Binbrook Sanitary and Stormwater Systems Performance (PED12182(a)/PW13016)

    April 2, 2013

    PED: Growth Mgmt

    /PW: Hamilton Water

    be referred back to staff to consult with Councillors and to develop a cohesive City Wide program.

    October 15, 2013

    W

    Hamilton Taxi Owners and Operators

     

    Petition from the Ontario Taxi Workers Union respecting increased taxi insurance rates, increasing rates, and potential solutions to aid in this problem.

    Council

    March 27, 2013

     

     

     

    Council

    August 16, 2013

    PED: Parking and By-law Services

    The correspondence was referred to Planning for a report back. -What other municipalities are doing to address increasing insurance premiums

    -an overview of the legislation

     

    Be referred for a report to the Planning Committee.

    October 15, 2013

    X

    Municipal Costs for Appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board for Municipal Decision on Mineral Aggregate Resource Developments

    Council

    April 10, 2013

    PED: Planning

    Correspondence from Municipality of Trent Lakes. Referred for a report back to Planning Committee

    October 15, 2013

    Y

    Fifty Road

    April 30, 2013

    PED: Planning

    That staff have formal discussion with CN regarding any/all improvements including a grade separation at the Fifty Road Crossing; report back on the timeline of the improvements on Fifty Road including the Barton Street intersection to accommodate current and future developments.

    Sept. 17, 2013

    Z

    Quick Wins Projects Update - King Street Bus Only Lane & A and B Line Passenger Amenities (PW11079(d)) (City Wide) (Item 7.2)

    Council

    May 22, 2013

    PED: Parking and By-law Services and

     

    Public Works

    (c)      That the General Manager, Planning and Economic Development, be authorized to revise the Parking Bylaw to reflect changes as part of the A and B Line Passenger Amenities and King Street Bus Only Lane.

    (d)      That staff be directed to Report to the General Issues Committee at the conclusion of the one year pilot program for a Bus Only Lane on King Street.

    TBD

    AA

    Synergies between infrastructure Development and New School Openings (Added Item 10.1 & 9.2)

    Council

    May 22, 2013

    PED: Growth Mgmt

    Synergies between Infrastructure Development and New  School Openings, be referred to the Outstanding Business List of the Planning Committee.

    (a)      Staff were directed to Report back to the Planning Committee with:

    (i)       An investigation that assesses the contributing factors that create a lack of synergy and coordination between the development of City infrastructure and the opening of new schools;

    (ii)      A proposed plan of action to prevent future scenarios where a school opens without adequate City infrastructure in place. 

    (b)      That a copy of the Motion be forwarded to the Joint City of Hamilton School Board Liaison Committee for information.

    October 15, 2013

    BB

    City Initiative to Amend Hamilton Zoning By-law No. 6593 for the Properties Located at 118 to 338 Mountain Brow Boulevard (Hamilton) (PED13101)

    June 4, 2013

    PED: Planning

    That staff review and report back on the existing zoning regulations for the area along Mountain Brow Boulevard from 340 Mountain Brow Boulevard to Mohawk Road East.

    December 3, 2013

    CC

    Establishment of a Specialized By-law Enforcement Unit (PED13108) (City Wide) (Item 5.1)

    June 18, 2013

    PED: Parking and By-law Services

    That staff meet with the police to discuss Municipal Law Enforcement safety after 1:00 am and report back to Planning Committee.

    November 5, 2013

    DD

    Parked Facing the Wrong Way (PED13109) (City Wide)

    July 9, 2013

    PED: Parking and By-law Services

    a more thorough breakdown of the statistics (including time of day), when the Hamilton Police Service is enforcing and to what extent; the breakdown of Municipal Law Enforcement versus Hamilton Police Service enforcement; the breakdown of safety concerns versus neighbourhood disputes; and on how many occasions the Hamilton Police Service writes tickets that are deemed to be invalid;

     

    feasibility that Municipal Law Enforcement be the sole responsibility with respect to parking facing the wrong way;

     

    Hamilton Police Service be requested to adopt the same policy as it relates to the City of Hamilton Parking By-law (By-law 01-218).

    December 3, 2013

    EE

    Appeal of the City of Hamilton Committee of Adjustment Decision to Approve Severance Application HM/B-13:27, Louis Serafini, Fengate Capital Management Ltd. (Owner), 1400 Upper James Street

    July 9, 2013

     

    (PED13123)

    N/A

    be referred to the September 4, 2013 meeting of the Planning Committee.

    Sept 4, 2013

    FF

    Delegation from Jagtar Singh Chahal respecting challenges in the taxi industry

    July 9, 2013

    PED: Parking and By-law Services

    That staff work with the taxi consultant to present a plan of action to address the serious problem of escalating insurances rates to the Planning Committee no later than September 17, 2013.

    Sept 17, 2013

    GG

    Application for an Amendment to City of Hamilton Zoning By-law No. 05-200 for Lands Located at 22 - 24 Emerald Street South (Hamilton) (PED13119) (Ward 3)

    August 13, 2013

    Ward Councillor

    tabled for a  future meeting to allow for the Ward Councillor to conduct public meetings.

    TBD