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General Issues Committee Agenda for November 14, 2011

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City of Hamilton

Monday, November 14, 2011

 

9:30 a.m.

 

Council Chambers

City Hall

71 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Carolyn Biggs, Co-ordinator

Committee Services/Council/Budgets

 (905) 546-2424 ext. 2604

 

 

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  1. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

      

    GENERAL ISSUES COMMITTEE

    CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    NOVEMBER 14, 2011

     

     

    PREVIOUS MINUTES

     

    (i)      General Issues Committee – October 13, 2011 (Special) (Added as Item 3.2) 

     

    DELEGATIONS

     

    (ii)     The following delegation requests have been withdrawn:

     

    Delegation Request from Justine Schultes and Katelyn Campbell, People for Animal Welfare Society at McMaster University, respecting a ban on the sale of cats and dogs in Hamilton pet stores (Item 4.3)

     

    Presentation to be provided at the special Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

     

    (iii)     Delegation Request from Marvin Wasserman, owner of property on the west side of Upper James Street and on the east side of John C. Munro/Hamilton International Airport, respecting negotiations for sale of land (Cross Reference Item 12.5)

     

    For Today’s Meeting

     

    (iv)     Delegation Request from Simon Geoghegan, Epiphany Coaches Inc., respecting Hamilton CarShare request (Added as Item 4.8)

     

    For Future Meeting

     

    (v)      Delegation Request from Dr. Geoff Orton and Mr. Emil Gadjanski, on behalf of Students Bridging Borders – Shark Finning Group, respecting shark-finning (Added as Item 4.5)

     

    (vi)     Delegation Request from Deirdre Pike, Living Wage Working Group, to present an overview of the work of the Living Wage Working Group (Added as Item 4.6) 

     

      

    (vii)    Delegation Request from Sara Mayo, Social Planning and Research Council, to present the results of the calculation of Hamilton’s living wage (Added as Item 4.7) 

     

    ADDED DISCUSSION ITEM

     

    (viii)   Report 11-003 of the Non-Union Compensation Sub-Committee – November 11, 2011 (Added as Item 8.11) 

     

    NOTICES OF MOTION

     

    (ix)     The following Notices of Motion have been withdrawn:

     

              (a)     Prohibition on the Feeding of Wildlife (Item 10.2)

     

    Notice of Motion to be introduced at the special Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

     

    (b)     Pan Am Games – Hamilton Velodrome (Item 10.3)

     

    (xi)     Revised Notice of Motion respecting Ban on the Sale and Use of SharkFins (Item 10.4)

     

    (x)      Added Notice of Motion respecting Lake Ontario Offshore Network Wind-stream Energy Inc. (Added as Item 10.5) 

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

    3.1       October 11, 2011

  4. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS

    6.1       Jason Hammond, Janet MacLeod, Sharyl Spring, Hamilton CarShare, respecting Staff Report PW11081 – Hamilton CarShare Revolving Line of Credit and Corporate Membership (Item 7.1)            (Approved by Committee on October 11, 2011)

     

    6.2       Werner Plessl, Hamilton Waterfront Trust Financial Statements

                (Referred from Audit, Finance & Administration Committee by Council on October 12, 2011)

                 - presentation 

     

  5. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List

     

    (a)       That the revised due dates for the following items be approved:

     

    (I)         Buy Local:  Recommendation (b) of FCS09020

                (Item 6 of Audit & Administration Committee Report 09-004, approved by Council on February 26, 2009)

                Due Date:      Q2, 2011

                Revised Due Date:

     

    (ii)        Neighbourhood Development Strategy

                Due Date:      September 12, 2011

                Revised Due Date:   January 9, 2012

     

    (iii)       Illegal Dumping, Litter and Escaped Waste

                Due Date:      September 12, 2011

                Revised Due Date:   December 12, 2011

     

    (iv)       Sports Field Management Strategy

                Due Date:      November 14, 2011

                Revised Due Date:  

     

    (b)       Privacy of Closed Session Meetings – Verbal Update

     

     

  6. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Sewer Use By-law No. 04-150 – Parameters and Compliance Agreements (LS11005a/PW11034(a)) (City Wide)

                (Report originally brought to Committee on August 9, 2011)

     

     12.2    Employer Paid Parking (FCS11040/LS11012) (City Wide)

                (Referred from Audit, Finance & Administration on October 19, 2011)

     

    12.3    Hamilton Waterfront Trust – Liability Claim Litigation Update and Insurance Information (FCS11093) (City Wide)

                (Referred from Audit, Finance & Administration on October 19, 2011)

     

    12.4    Parkland Acquisition, 32-36 John Street North (PW11082) (Ward 2)

     

    12.5    Airport Land Acquisitions and Ontario Municipal Board Appeals (Ward 11) (PED11208)

     

  7. ADJOURNMENT
  8. OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

     

     

    Issue

    Date Action Initiated

    Lead Dept/Div

    Status

    Due Date

    A.      

    Agreement – Hamilton Harbour Commissioners

    April 29, 2009

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    Referral by Council

     

    B.      

    Buy Local –recommendation (b) of FCS09020

    May 11, 2009

    (COW09-014)

    GM of Finance and Corporate Services

    Referred back to staff for consultation

    Q2 2011

    C.     

    One Third  Expense Allowance for Council

     

    Corporate Services

    To be revisited each term of Council

    2014

    D.     

    Petition – Fall Fair Way and Pumpkin Pass as No Parking zones

    June 9, 2010

    (COUNCIL)

    PED

     

     

    E.      

    North End Traffic Management Study

    June 23, 2010

    (COW10-008)

    City Manager

    Transferred from Public Works Committee to General Issues Committee

     

    F.      

    Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble

    Sept. 15, 2010

    (COW10-024)

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back with additional info re:  funding opportunities

     

    G.     

    Tripartite Agreement re:  Poverty Reduction

    Sept. 29, 2010

    (COW10-025)

    City Manager

    Staff to negotiate tripartite agreement and report back

     

    H.      

    Municipal Performance Measurement Program

    Oct. 13, 2010

    (COUNCIL)

    Corporate Services

    (Financial Services)

    Referred for a report to GIC

    Nov. 14, 2011

    I.          

    ACPD Audible Signals

    Jan. 12, 2011

    (GIC11-002)

    Public Works

    Referred for investi- gation and report back to GIC

    Q1 2012

    J.       

    ORC Surplus Land560 Grays Road

    Feb. 14, 2011

    (GIC 11-006)

    Planning

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

     

    K.      

    Stormwater Management System and Wet Weather Control

    April 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-010)

    Corporate Services

    (Treasury Services/Risk Management)

    Staff to invite insurance industry reps and/or Insurance Board of Canada re:  flooding “hotspots” in the City

     

    L.       

    Water and Waste- water Rate Structure Review

    April 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-010)

    Corporate Services

    Staff to report back by June, 2012 with an updated water and wastewater rate structure

    Q2 2012

    M.     

    Hamilton Downtown/West Harbourfront Remediation Loan Pilot Program Expan- sion and Continuance

    April 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-010)

    Planning

    Staff to report back in Summer of 2013 on success of the program and its continuance or expansion

    Q3 2013

    N.      

    Privacy of Closed Session Meetings

    June 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-013c)

    Corporate Services

    (City Clerk)

    Staff to investigate sound proofing of Council Chamber

    Sept. 12/11

    O.     

    Neighbourhood Development Strategy

    June 13, 2011

    (GIC 11-013c)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back as per sub-section (f) of recommenda-tions

    Sept. 12/11

    P1

    Residential Protective Plumbing Subsidy Program (3P)

    July 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-024)

    Planning & Economic Development

    (Building & Development)

    Staff to report back to the appropriate committee re:  options available for extending Program to registered owners of residential properties

     

    P2

    3P Program

    July 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-024)

    Planning & Economic Development

    (Building & Development)

    Staff to report back on the feasibility of mandatory installa- tion of backflow sewer valves on all future new residential homes

     

    Q.

    Illegal Dumping, Litter and Escaped Waste

    July 6, 2011

    (GIC 11-024)

    Public Works

    Operations & Waste Management

    Staff to report back on recommendations (b) Item 4

    Nov. 14/11

    R.

    POA and MLE Workload Challenges

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

    Planning/

    Corporate Services/

    Legal Services

    Staff to report back by no later than June, 2012 on net levy impacts

    June, 2012

    S.

    Open Data

    Sep. 12, 2011

    (GIC 11-027)

    City Manager

    Report back on Open Data

     

    T.

    Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

     

     

    Referred to the Pan Am Precinct Sub-Committee for consideration and report back to GIC

     

    U.

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

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Public Works

    Submission of Noise Assessment Policy for Roadways and Highways

     

    V.

    Hamilton Water- front Priorities

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

     

    Staff to report back respecting framework and work plan

    Dec. 12/11

    W.

    HWDSB Suprlus Land at 161 Meadowlands Blvd.

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Planning

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

     

    X.

    St. Mark’s Church and Auchmar Estates

    Oct. 11, 2011

    (GIC 11-029)

    Community Services

    Referred from E&CS

     

    Y.

    Endorsement of Sports Field Management Strategy

    Sept. 8, 2011

    (ECS 11-010)

    Community Services

    Staff to report back

    Nov. 14/11

    Z.

    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

     


     

    OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ITEMS FROM 2011 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS

     

    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.

    Policies and Protocols

    April 27, 2011

    AF&A 11-003

    City Manager

    P&P respecting restructuring, changing title positions, promotions, transferring budgets between Divisions, assess- ment of whether or not some of the changes can be reversed

     

    C.

    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

     

     

    D.

    Operation and Maintenance of Waterfront Pier 8 Rink

    April 27, 2011

    (GIC 11-005c)

    Community Services

    (Recreation)

    Staff to report back on various issues respecting operation of rink