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General Issues Committee Agenda for October 16, 2013

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City of Hamilton

Wednesday, October 16, 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. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

    3.1     October 2, 2013

  3. NOTICES OF MOTION
  4. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS

    11.1    Outstanding Business List Items

     

    (a)      Revised Due Dates

     

    Item K:    Ontario Works Caseload Numbers

    Due Date:     October16, 2013

    Revised Due Date:  Q1 2014

     

    Item M:    Residential Water/Wastewater Warranty Protection Plan

    Due Date:     November 20, 2013

    Revised Due Date;  Q1 2014

     

    Item Z:    Citizens’ Committee Report on Farmers’ Market White Paper

    Due Date:     October 16, 2013

    Revised Due Date:  November 6, 2013

  5. PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

    12.1    Closed Session Minutes – October 2, 2013

     

    12.2    City Manager Remuneration Options (HUR12005(b))

    Pursuant to Sub-section 8.1(b) of the City’s Procedural By-law and Section 239.2 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, as the subject matter pertains to personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board members.

  6. ADJOURNMENT
  7. 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

    Nov. 6/13

    H.               

    DC Policies respecting Intensification

    Feb. 8/12

    (GIC 12-004)

    Corporate Services

    Financial Policy & Planning

    Report back on DC policy options respecting intensification

    2014

    I.    

    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 2013

    J.  

    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

    K.               

    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

    Q1 2014

    L. 

    City Manager Remuneration Options

    June 13/12 (GIC 12-015)

    Human Resources

    HR to report back

    Oct. 16/13

    M.              

    Residential Water/ Wastewater Warranty Protection Plan

    June 13/12

    (GIC 12-015)

    Financial Planning & Policy

    Staff to report back on results of the RFP

    Nov. 20/13

    Q1 2014

    N.               

    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

    O.              

    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

    P.               

    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

    Q.              

    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

    R.               

    Expansion of CII

    Nov. 28/12

    (GIC 12-033)

    P&ED

    Economic Development

    Staff to report back on CIPA -  Piers 5, 20, 7 and 8

    Dec. 4/13

    S.               

    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

    Nov. 6/13

    T.               

    Rauoul Wallenberg Commemoration

    Dec. 5/12

    (GIC 12-035)

    P&ED

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

     

    U.               

    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

    V.               

    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

    Nov. 20/13

    W.

    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

     

    X

    Cut-Through Traffic

    Mar. 20/13

    (GIC 13-007)

    Public Works

    Transportation

    Staff to meet with MTO to assess cut-through traffic

    Q3 2014

    Y.

    Citizens’ Committee Report on Farmers’ Market White Paper

    Apr. 2/13

    Transferred from Planning Cte.

    Planning

     

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

    Oct. 16/13

    Nov. 6/13

    Z

    Temporary Promotional Transit Fare Special Program

    Apr. 10/13

    (COUNCIL) Motion 7.2

    Community Services

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

    Nov. 20/13

    AA

    Waterfront Initiatives Financing Strategy

    Apr. 24/13

    (GIC 13-009)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back in 2013 on a financing strategy

    Nov. 20/13

    BB

    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

    Nov. 20/13

    CC

    Tourism Gateway Centre

    May 1/13

    (GIC 13-010)

    P&ED

    Tourism and Culture

    Referred back to GM for report to GIC

    Dec. 4/13

    DD

    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

    Nov. 6/13

    EE

    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

    FF

    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

    Nov. 20/13

    GG

    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

    Nov. 20/13

    HH

    Bus Only Lane on King Street

    May 22/13

    (PW 13-006)

    Public Works

    Transportation

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

    Q2 2014

    II

    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

    JJ

    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

    KK

    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

    LL

    Hamilton Environmental Summit 2013

    July 12/13

    (GIC 13-014)

    City Manager

    Staff to report back following 2014 Environmental Summit

     

    MM

    Particulate Matter Reduction By-law

    Aug. 12/13

    (GIC 13-016)

    Planning

    Parking and By-law Services

    Staff to report back on Oakville’s by-law

    Q3 2014

    NN

    Reduction in Greenhouse Gas and Energy

    Aug. 12/13

    (GIC 13-016)

    Public Health

    Staff to report back on corporate targets by December 2013

     

    OO

    Pedestrian Mobility Plan

    Transferred from Public Works Cte – Aug. 12/13

    Public Works

    Transportation

     

    Nov. 20/13

    PP

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

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

    Public Works

    Transportation

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

    Nov. 20/13

    QQ

    Bi-directional Bike Lane Project – South Side of Cannon from Sherman to Bay

    Sept. 5/13

    (GIC 13-017)

    Public Works

    Sub-sec (d) – Staff to report back following completion of 3-year pilot project

    Q4 2016

    RR

    Bi-directional Bike Lane Project – South Side of Cannon from Sherman to Bay

    Sept. 5/13

    (GIC 13-017)

    Public Works

    Sub-sec (e) – Staff to report back re: costs and design of implementa-tion

    Q1 2014

    SS

    Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan/BARC

    Sept. 5/13

    (GIC 13-017)

     

    Staff to report back on action plan to promote local waterways

     

    TT

    Entrance and/or Gateway Signage

    Sept. 18/13

    (GIC 13-019)

    City Manager/ Public Works/ Planning

    Report back on short and long term plan

     

    UU

    Future of Hamilton Children’s Museum

    Sept. 18/13

    (GIC 13-019)

    Planning

    Tourism & Culture

    Report back on Alternatives 1 and 2 of Report PED13152

    Q1 2014

    VV

    Chedoke Estate

    Sept. 18/13

    (GIC 13-019)

    Planning

    Tourism & Culture

    Report back on future use and revenue source for property maintenance

    Q1 2014

    WW

    Tactical Urbanism Partnership

    Sept. 18/13

    (GIC 13-019)

    City Manager/ Public Works

    Staff to bring back agree-ment prior to release of funds

     

    XX

    James Street North Road Closure for Art Crawl

    Sept. 18/13

    (GIC 13-019)

    Public Works

    Report back on feasibility of road closure

     

    YY

    Without Cause Severance Payments

    Sept. 25/13

    (COUNCIL)

    City Manager

    Staff to provide update on historical numbers related to corporate payouts

     

    ZZ

    One Third Expense Allowance for Council

     

    Corporate Services

    To be revisited each term of Council

    2014