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Emergency and Community Services Committee Agenda for April 16, 2008

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

 

1:30 p.m.

 

 

Hamilton Convention Centre

1 Summers Lane

Room 207, 2nd Floor

Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Stephanie Paparella

Legislative Assistant

 

 

 

 

Please note:    All cellular telephones, blackberries and pagers to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

 

                        Agenda available on-line at www.hamilton.ca


  1. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
  2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

    3.1       April 2, 2008

  4. DELEGATIONS REQUESTS
  5. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS
  6. DISCUSSION ITEMS

    8.1      Resource Limitations and Hospital Emergency Department Off-Loading (HES08006) (City Wide)

     

    8.2       Ivor Wynne Stadium Rental Request from H.E.C.F.I. (ECS08018) (Ward 3) (to be distributed)

     

     

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

    11.1    Outstanding Business List Items Requiring Approval for Proposed New Due Dates:

     

    (a)       Item “Q” – Farmers’ Market Appeal Process

                Due Date: March 19, 2008

                Proposed New Due Date: May 21, 2008

     

    (b)       Item “X” – Provinces Contribution to Hamilton’s Long-term Care Facilities

    Due Date: March 19, 2008

                Proposed New Due Date: ________________________

     

    (c)       Item “GG” – Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes - Termination of Section 95 Operating Agreement

    Due Date: May 7, 2008

                Proposed New Due Date: May 21, 2008

     

  10. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – April 2, 2008

     

     

  11. ADJOURNMENT
  12. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LIST 

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept./

    Division

    Status

     

    Due Date

    A.

    Fee Waiver Policy

    June 15/04

    Recreation Division

    (Gary Makins)

    Staff was directed to report back on the issue of recovering staff costs during tournaments when fees are waived.

    June

    18/08

    B.

    Use, Renovation & Replacement Study – Phase 1A Report

    Oct. 3/07

    Report 07-012, Item (d) (Report ECS07068)

    Strategic Services Division

    (Terry Quinn)

    Prior to Phase II report coming to E&CS, staff to review suggestions and direction provided in Report 07-012, Item (d) and prepare a report to the E&CS Committee (Phase 1A).

    April

    16/08

    C.

    Use, Renovation & Replacement Study – Phase II Report

    Oct. 3/07

    Report 07-012, Item (1 (b) (Report ECS07068)

    Strategic Services Division

    (Terry Quinn)

    That Phase II of the Use, Renovating and Replacement Study for Hamilton Recreation and Public Use Facilities explore the “re-purpose” of existing facilities to forgo any facility closures.

     

    June

    18/08

    D.

    Arena Renovation / Replacement – Morgan Firestone Arena

    Dec. 15/04

    Council (Item 11)

    Recreation Division

    (Coralee Secore)

    Staff was directed to investigate the feasibility of twinning Morgan Firestone Arena with no impact on the budget.

    Pending Use, Renovation & Replacement Study

    E.

    Arena Renovation / Replacement – Valley Park Arena

    Dec. 15/04

    Council (Item 11)

    Recreation Division

    (Coralee Secore)

    Staff was directed to investigate the feasibility of twinning the Valley Park Arena, with no impact on the budget.

    Pending Use, Renovation & Replacement Study

     

     

     

    F.

    Saltfleet Arena – Persons w/ Disabilities Request

    May 10/05

    (CS Committee – Item 10.1)

     

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

    Staff was directed to evaluate this request and to determine where it may line up in the list of City recreation priorities, regarding persons with disabilities, and report back to Committee.

    Pending Use, Renovation & Replacement Study

    G.

    Roomers & Boarders Update

    Dec 13/05

    Feb 28/06

    PHCS & PED

    (Marty Hazell)

     

    Address concerns expressed in the presentation by the Housing Help Centre

    May

    21/08

    H.

    City’s Strategy to Manage Greenspace and Open Space Deficiencies

     

    Mar. 21/06

    (CS Committee Item (g))

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

     

     

    Staff was directed to communicate with staff from the Long Range Planning and Development and Real Estate Divisions, as well as the Open Space Development Section, respecting the City’s strategy to manage greenspace and open space deficiencies.

     

    Staff was also directed to request that a rep.  from these Divisions/Sections attend to provide an update.

    May

    21/08

    I.

    Little Africa Plaque

    Oct. 10/06 Council

    Culture Division, Joint Plaquing Sub-Committee

    (Anna Bradford)

    That Item 2, of C S Report 06-009, be referred back to the Hamilton Historical Board’s Joint Plaquing Sub-committee to allow for further consultation with the Black History Committee, the African Workers’ Project Committee and other Historians of African decent respecting the Little Africa Plaque, and report back to the E&CS Committee.

    December

    3/08

    J.

    City Owned Golf Courses

    Jan. 17/07

    E&CS – Item (g)

    Recreation Division

    (Coralee Secore)

    Staff were directed to report back to the E&CS  Committee on the following:

    (i)   Whether or not City owned golf course lands may be sold commercially.

    (ii)  Estimated value of the City owned golf course lands.

    May

    21/08

    K.

    Needs Study for a New Seniors Facility in the lower end of the City

    Mar. 6/07

    COW Budget

     

    Recreation Division

    (John Kirkpatrick)

    Staff were directed to include in the report the criteria, which is being used and address the earmarking of funds for 2009/2010 and report back to the E&CS Committee.    

    To be forwarded to the 2009 Budget Deliberations

    L.

    Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits

     

    E&CS

    (Mar. 21/07, Item (h))

    Social Development and Early Childhood Services

    (Jane Soldera)

    Staff was directed to develop a strategy for ongoing lobbying in areas identified in the presentation, provided in Item 6.2, and report back to the E&CS Committee.

    June

    18/08

    M.

    Soccer Pitches throughout the City of Hamilton

    E&CS

    June 6/07

    Report 07-008, Item (f)

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

    That staff report back, to the E&CS Committee, respecting the current availability of soccer pitches, and a plan to evaluate future needs, which is to include a strategy to create additional facilities including, but not limited to, new fields and the conversion of existing facilities.

    June

    4/08

    N.

    Farmers’ Market – Implications of Operating the Market by an Independent Operator

    E&CS

    June 20/07

    Item (n)(i)

    CS06008(b)

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    Staff were directed to: analyze the legal, financial and staffing implications of operating the Hamilton Farmers’ Market by an independent corporation owned by the City of Hamilton, and report back to the E&CS Committee.

    May

    7/08

    O.

    Farmers’ Market – Free Bus Passes and/or Tokens for Market Shoppers

     

    E&CS

    June 20/07

    Item (n)(ii)

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    Staff were directed to Investigate the possibility of providing free or subsidized bus passes and/or tokens, to Hamilton Farmers’ Market shoppers, with consideration given to using Provincial Gas Tax funding for this purpose and report back to the E&CS Committee..

    June

    18/08

    P.

    Farmers’ Market – Costing and Relocation (Temporary)

     

    E&CS

    June 20/07

    Item (o)

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    Staff were directed to investigate temporary locations and the costs associated with the relocation of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, during renovations to the existing Market, and report back to the E&CS Committee.

    TBA pending resolution of law suit

    Q.

    Farmers’ Market – By-law Appeal Process

    E&CS

    June 20/07

    Item (q)

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    Staff were directed to investigate an appeal process for stallholders whose contracts have been suspended or cancelled, pursuant to By-law 92-310, as amended, and who wish to appeal the decision of the GM of Community Services to suspend or cancel such contracts, and report back to the E&CS Committee.

    March

    19/08

    R.

    Adequacy of Ontario Works Social Assistance Rates and the Economic Impact of Ontario Child Benefit Monies

    E&CS

    June 20/07

    Items (i) & (r)

    Employment & Income Support Branch (Gillian Hendry), and Social Development & Early Childhood Services (Jane Soldera)

    Staff were directed to report back to the E&CS Committee respecting the adequacy of the Ontario Works social assistance rates, and the estimated costs of providing inadequate social assistance to our community; both currently with regard to services and the economic impact and, in the future, with respect to public health, education and economic development.

     

    The report is also to include the economic impact of monies, from the Ontario Child Benefit, being returned to families and their children.

    June

    18/08

    S.

    State of Care for Seniors

    E&CS

    June 20/07

    Item (s)

    Social Development & Early Childhood Services (Jane Soldera), Macassa Lodge  (Vicki Woodcox), and  Wentworth Lodge (Lynda Secord)

    Staff was directed to report back to the E&CS Committee, asap, outlining the costs and benefits associated with providing institutionalized care vs. the costs of providing Homecare services in order to assist Seniors in remaining in their own homes for as long as possible.

    June

    18/08

    T.

    Alternatives to Collaborate on the Improvement of Ambulance Dispatch Services

    July 11/07

    COW Report 07-023

    Item 7(b)(v)

    HES05006(a)

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division

    (Brent Browett)

    That staff meet with the MOHLTC to discuss the 3 alternatives, outlined in Report HES05006(a), to collaborate on the improvement of ambulance dispatch services as follows and report back to the E&CS Committee:

    April

    16/08

    U.

    Plan on How to Redevelop the Oriole Crescent Housing Complex

    Aug. 8/07

    COW Report 07-024

    Item 26

    Housing Division

    (Chris Murray)

    That the CityHousing Hamilton staff investigate the Toronto Regent Park experience and report back to the E&CS Committee with a plan on how to redevelop the Oriole Crescent housing complex (with consideration to other CityHousing Hamilton developments).

    June

    18/08

    V.

    Feasibility of Moving Staff to First Place

    Sept. 5/07

    E&CS Report 07-010,

    Item (i)

    Housing Division

    (Chris Murray)

    The General Manager of Community Services was directed to investigate the financial and operational impacts of moving staff, of the Housing Division, from 55 Hess Street South as well as possibly moving staff of the General Manager’s Office, into vacant space at First Place Hamilton, and report back to the E&CS Committee as soon as possible.

     

    June

    18/08

    W.

    Ice Rates and Times for Non-Affiliated Clubs

    May 9/06

    (CS Committee – Item (g) – subsection (b))

     

    Sept. 19/07

    E&CS

    Report 07-011, Item 2

    Recreation Division

     

    (b) That staff be directed to bring forward a report, outlining the costs associated with the analysis of the City’s outdoor recreational facilities, to the 2008 budget process for consideration.

    To be forwarded to the 2008 Budget Deliberations

    X.

    Provinces Contribution to Hamilton’s Long-term Care Facilities

    Oct. 3/07

    Report 07-012, Item (e)

    Homes for the Aged

    (Vicki Woodcox)

    Staff was directed to bring forward an Information Report, to a future meeting of the E&CS Committee, which outlines the Provinces contribution and participation with respect to Hamilton’s long-term care facilities.

     

    March

    19/08

    Y.

    Beach Canal Lighthouse Group Presentation

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 

    07-012

    Item 5(b)

     

     

    Beach Lighthouse Operational Study and Heritage Building Assessment ECS07073 (Ward 5)

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    That as a condition to providing the funding mentioned in item (a) the Beach Canal Lighthouse Group will provide a presentation of the Business and Operations Plan and the results of the Cultural Heritage assessment to the Emergency & Community Services Committee.

     

    TBD - 2009

    Z.

    City of Hamilton Events Strategy

    Nov. 7/08

    E&CS,

    Report 

    07-013

    Item 3

     

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    That staff be directed to prepare and Events Strategy for the City of Hamilton, which outlines the City’s role in the delivery and support of Special Events within Hamilton.

    TBD - 2009

    AA.

    Artificial Outdoor Ice Rinks

    Jan. 17/07

    E&CS – Item (h)

     

    Sept. 19/07

    Report

    07-011,

    Item 2

     

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

     

     

    Artificial Outdoor Ice Rinks (ECS07049) (City Wide) (Item 8.1)

     

    (b) That staff be directed to bring forward a report, outlining the costs associated with the analysis of the City’s outdoor recreational facilities, to the 2008 budget process for consideration.

     

    To be forwarded to the 2008 Budget Deliberations

     

    BB.

    Gore Park Master Plan - Memorials Honouring Hamilton Military Personnel

    Oct. 24/07

    Council,

    Item 7.3(b)(a)

     

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    (a)Staff was directed to study, as part of the Gore Park Master Plan, the feasibility of incorporating a memorial honouring Hamilton military personnel who have died while on duty during peace keeping missions, and report back to committee and Council;

     

     

     

    Pending finalization of Gore Park Master Plan

     

     

    CC.

    Military Memorial at all City of Hamilton Cenotaphs and Military Monuments (other than Gore Park)

    Oct. 24/07

    Council,

    Item 7.3(b)(b)

     

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    (b) Staff was directed to study and report back on the feasibility of incorporating a memorial at all City of Hamilton cenotaphs and military monuments.

     

     

    May 7/08

    DD.

    Strategic Plan for the Emergency Food Sector

    Dec. 5/07

    E&CS

    Report 07-015, Item 12

    Housing Division

    (Chris Murray)

    That staff be directed to provide a report back to the Emergency & Community Services Committee, respecting the Strategic Plan for the emergency food sector.

     

    Oct.

    22/08

    EE.

    City of Hamilton’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Initiative (PED070257/ECS07069)

    Council

    Oct. 10/07

    ED&P, Report 07-017, Item 8

    Culture Division

    (Anna Bradford)

    Advisory Committee to be established and Report to come back re: Strategy for City’s 1812 Commemoration

     

    June 18/08

    (Pending 2008 budget approval)

    FF.

    Squash Courts at Chedoke Golf Club

    Dec. 5/07

    E&CS

    Report 07-015, Item (l)

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

    Staff was directed to investigate the feasibility and costs associated with adding a squash court(s) at Chedoke Golf Club and report back to the Emergency & Community Services Committee.

     

     

    May

    21/08

    GG.

    Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes - Termination of Section 95 Operating Agreement

    Nov. 28/07

    Council

    Item 5.2

    Housing Division

    (Chris Murray)

    Referred to the General Manager of Community Services for a report to the E&CS Committee.

     

     

    May

    7/08

    HH.

    Ancaster Little League – Hosting for 2010 Canadian Little League Championships

    Nov. 28/07

    Council

    Item 5.12

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

    Referred to the General Manager of Community Services for a report to the E&CS Committee.

    May

    21/08

    II.

    Feasibility of Providing Full or Partial Free Transit to Hamilton Residents

    Dec. 12.07

    Council

    Item 7.1

    Public Works Department, Transit Division

    Staff was directed to investigate the feasibility and impacts of the costs for the entire public transit system being paid for by the general levy in order to provide free public transit to the citizens of Hamilton and report back to the Emergency & Community Services Committee.

    May

    21/08

    JJ.

    Open Skate Sessions on P.A. Days

    March 19/08

    E&CS

    Report  08-004

    Item (h)

    Recreation Division

    (Diane LaPointe-Kay)

    That staff be directed to investigate the feasibility of providing open skate sessions at one or more City arenas, on scheduled School Board P.A. days, and report to the Emergency & Community Services Committee.

     

     

    Oct.

    8/08

    KK.

    Seniors Advisory Committee - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Beverly Neill – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    September

    3/08

    (Annual)

    LL.

    Hamilton Historical Board - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Anna Bradford – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    September17/08

    (Annual)

    MM.

    Arts Advisory Commission - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Anna Bradford – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    October

    8/08

    (Annual)

    NN.

    Food, Shelter and Housing Advisory Committee - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    David Brodati – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    October

    22/08

    (Annual)

    OO.

    Hamilton Youth Advisory Committee - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Mark Weingartner – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    November 5/08

    (Annual)

    PP.

    Tenant Advisory Committee - Presentation respecting achievements to-date to E&CS Committee.

    Oct. 3/07

    E&CS,

    Report 07-012

    Item 4

    Tammy Morasse – Staff Liaison

    That the City of Hamilton Volunteer Committees prepare and provide a presentation, with the assistance of their staff liaisons, to the E&CS Committee on an annual basis, which outlines their achievements to-date.

     

    November

    19/08

    (Annual)