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«The Works Committee met on Tuesday, November 8, 2005, commencing at 9:32 a.m. and Wednesday, November 9, 2005, commencing at 9:35 a.m. in Committee ...»

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THE CITY OF TORONTO

City Clerk's Office

Minutes of the Works Committee

Meeting 10

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 and

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

The Works Committee met on Tuesday, November 8, 2005, commencing at 9:32 a.m. and

Wednesday, November 9, 2005, commencing at 9:35 a.m. in Committee Room 2, 2nd Floor,

City Hall, Toronto.

Members Present: November 8, 2005

9:32 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2:07 p.m.-5.42 p.m.

Councillor Shelley Carroll, Chair x x Councillor Adam Giambrone, Vice-Chair x x Councillor Gerry Altobello x x Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker x x Councillor Mike Del Grande x x Councillor Paula Fletcher x x Councillor Cesar Palacio x x

Regrets:

Councillor Bas Balkissoon

Also Present:

Deputy Mayor Sandra Bussin Councillor Janet Davis Councillor Frank Di Giorgio Councillor Peter Li Preti Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong Councillor Frances Nunziata Councillor Michael Walker November 9, 2005

-2Works Committee Minutes November 8, and 9, 2005 9:35 a.m.-12:31 p.m. 2:07 p.m.-5:22 p.m.

Councillor Shelley Carroll, Chair x x Councillor Adam Giambrone, Vice-Chair x x Councillor Gerry Altobello x x Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker x x Councillor Mike Del Grande x Councillor Paula Fletcher x x Councillor Cesar Palacio x x

Regrets:

Councillor Bas Balkissoon

Also Present:

Councillor Janet Davis Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.

Confirmation of Minutes On motion by

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10.1 2006-2015 Capital Programs – Works Committee

The Works Committee considered the following:

(i) Analyst Briefing Notes with respect to the following 2006-2015 Capital Programs

under the purview of the Works Committee:

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It is recommended that this report be forwarded to the Budget Advisory Committee for consideration during the review of the Transportation Services 2006 Capital Budget.

(iii) Report (October 28, 2005) from the General Manager, Transportation Services responding to a request from the Works Committee on April 27, 2005, to report on the budget allocation for roads and cycling.

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It is recommendation that this report be received for information.

(iv) Report (October 27, 2005) from the General Manager, Transportation Services responding to a request from the Works Committee on September 14, 2005, to provide information on options for dealing with the Transportation Division’s existing state of road repair and backlog of road repairs.

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It is recommended that this report be received for information.

(v) Briefing Note (October 26, 2005) from the Acting General Manger, Solid Waste Management Services responding to the request of the Committee on October 11, 2005, to submit information on the feasibility of providing a second green bin free to homes that have either basement apartments and/or large families, and/or are higher than average generators of SSO material.

(vi) Communication (November 2, 2005) from Deputy Mayor Sandra Bussin, Chair, Roundtable on a Beautiful City, advising that the Roundtable on November 1, 2005, requested that the recommendations with respect to improved tree maintenance, ravine forest management, tree replacement and watering, contained in the communication (undated) from Ms. Janet Rosenberg, Chair, Parks Renaissance and Urban Streets Sub-Committee, be referred to the Works Committee and the Economic Development and Parks Committee for consideration during the 2006 budget process.

(vii) Communication (November 4, 2005) from the Policy and Finance Committee and the Budget Advisory Committee referring to the Works Committee the following motion

by Councillor Howard Moscoe:

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(1) the City restore the name of the Q.E.W. to that portion of the highway located between the Humber River and the Etobicoke Creek;

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(4) alternatively, the City reduce its expenditure on the Q.E.W. to that which is absolutely necessary for urgent repairs, and staff be requested to report on a reasonable amount to cover these expenditures; and

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(ix) Communication (November 7, 2005) from Councillor Joe Mihevc, Ward 21, St. Paul’s West, expressing concern with respect to the lighting in many of the City’s underpasses, in particular the underpasses from Mt. Pleasant to Old Weston Road, along the CPR tracks north of Dupont, and the resulting safety issues; and requesting that the General Manager, Transportation Services undertake an audit of all these locations and any upgrades deemed necessary be included in the 2006 Transportation Capital Budget.

The following persons provided the Works Committee with presentations on the 2006-2015

Capital Programs under their purview:

- Geoff Rathbone, Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services;

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- William G. Crowther, Executive Director, Technical Services.





The following persons appeared before the Works Committee:

- Michael Rosenberg respecting the Solid Waste Management Services Capital Budget;

- Lela Gary, Air Pollution Coalition, respecting the Transportation Services Capital Budget (Cycling);

- Dr. Judy Adler respecting the Transportation Services Capital Budget (Cycling);

- Faye Lyons, Government Relations Specialist, CAA South Centre Ontario, respecting the Transportation Services Capital Budget;

- Hamish Wilson respecting the Transportation Services Capital Budget (Cycling), and filed a submission;

- Martin Koob respecting the Transportation Services Capital Budget (Cycling); and

- Ian Wheal respecting the Transportation Services Capital Budget (Cycling), and filed a submission.

The Works Committee recommended to the Budget Advisory Committee that

City Council:

(1) Solid Waste Management Services:

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the new/enhanced service is not approved the 2006 Capital deferral be reversed;

(Motion by Councillor De Baeremaeker) (2) Transportation Services:

adopt the recommendations contained in the Analyst Briefing Notes pertaining to the 2006-2015 Capital Program for Transportation

Services, subject to amending the 2006 Capital Program:

(a) by transferring $500,000.00 from the Steeles Avenue East/Kennedy Road Grade Separation Project to the Cycling Infrastructure Project; and also (Motion by Councillor De Baeremaeker) (3) Cross-Divisional Projects:

adopt the recommendations contained in the Analyst Briefing Notes pertaining to the 2006-2015 Capital Program for Cross Divisional Projects.

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Action taken by the Committee:

The Works Committee:

(A) Solid Waste Management Services:

requested the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management

Services to:

(1) co-ordinate with the City’s Waterfront Secretariat, the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation and TEDCO on design development for the Commissioners Street and Logan Street flankages at the Commissioners Street facility, and report thereon to the Works Committee;

(Motion by Councillor Fletcher)

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(ii) Communication (October 25, 2005) from the Community Partnership Sub-Committee of the Works Committee advising that the Community Partnership Sub-Committee on October 25, 2005, recommended to the Works Committee that the $250,000.00 budget allocation for the 2006 Community Program for Stormwater Management in Toronto Water’s 2006 Capital Budget be increased by $100,000.00, for a total of $350,000.00, in that the 2004 allocation for this program was not spent.

(iii) Report (October 24, 2005) from the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water responding to the request of the Committee on October 11, 2005, to report during the 2006 budget process on the Storm Outfall Monitoring Program and other issues related to Taylor-Massey Creek; noting that the workplan detailed in the report is not included in the proposed Toronto Water 2006 Operating Budget and that the annualized costs of these initiatives are $200,000.00.

Recommendation:

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(v) Report (October 24, 2005) from the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water responding to the request of the Committee on November 9, 2004, to report, as part of the 2006 budget process, on funding required to accelerate projects within the Wet Weather Flow Management Master Plan to expedite tree planting.

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It is recommended that this report be received for information.

(vi) Report (November 4, 2005) from Fareed Amin, Deputy City Manager, responding to the request of the Committee on September 14, 2005, to report on the options to achieve the goals of the Multi-Year Business Plan of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority supporting source water protection, as part of the Toronto Water 2006 Capital Budget process.

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(vii) Briefing Note (November 7, 2005) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation responding to the request of the Committee on October 11, 2005, to report on tree planting and storm water reduction.

(viii) Communication (November 7, 2005) from Karen Buck and Philip Knox, Community Co-Chairs, Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee, in support of the staff reports referred to in Items 2(ii), 2(iii), 2(iv) and 2(v).

(ix) Communication (November 9, 2005) from the City Clerk advising that the Works

Committee, at that portion of its meeting on November 8, 2005:

–  –  –

(b) requested the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water to report, during the Toronto Water 2006 Capital and Operating Budget process, on the feasibility and benefits of adding a “No-Fault Sewer Backup Grants Program” charge onto the water rate bill for residential homeowners.

(x) Communication (November 9, 2005) from Councillor Janet Davis, Ward 31, Beaches-East York, respecting Toronto Water’s Storm Outfall Monitoring Program;

and recommending that:

(1) the Works Committee adopt the City-wide Outfall Monitoring Program workplan contained in this report, and that the $200,000.00 required to implement the plan be accommodated within the 2006 Toronto Water Operating Budget;

(2) the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water report annually on the progress of the Outfall Monitoring Program, with the first report being in October 2006, and such report to include:

–  –  –

Mr. Lou Di Gironimo, Acting General Manager, Toronto Water, provided the Works Committee with a presentation on Toronto Water’s 2006 Capital and Operating Budgets.

The following persons appeared before the Works Committee:

- Councillor Jane Davis, Ward 31, Beaches-East York;

- John Hopkins, and filed a submission; and

- Sharon Howarth.

The Works Committee recommended to the Budget Advisory Committee that

City Council:

(1) 2006 Capital Program – Toronto Water:

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(Motion by Councillor De Baeremaeker) (b) adopt the following staff recommendations in the Recommendations Section of the report (November 4, 2005) [Item (vi)] from Deputy City Manager Fareed Amin:

–  –  –

adopt the recommendations contained in the Analyst Briefing Notes pertaining to the 2006 Operating Budget for Toronto Water, subject

to the following amendments:

–  –  –

(Motion by Councillor Carroll)

Action taken by the Committee:

The Works Committee:

(A) 2006-2015 Capital Program – Toronto Water:

(1) requested the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water to report to the Budget Advisory Committee on offsets that could accommodate

the following projects within the 2006 Toronto Water Capital Budget:

(a) $3 million for tree planting for stormwater reduction; and

–  –  –

(Motion by Councillor De Baeremaeker) (3) requested the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water to report to the June 2006 meeting of the Works Committee with a list of projects which are projected to have year-end variances as a result of favourable tender calls and/or Request for Proposals, and which

could provide the required cash flow for the following projects:

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(2) referred the communication (November 9, 2005) [Item (x)] from Councillor Janet Davis, Ward 31, Beaches-East York, to the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water for consideration;

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Councillor Palacio requested that a recorded vote be taken on the 2006-2015 Capital Works Program for Toronto Water as amended by the foregoing motions.

Upon the question of the adoption of the 2006-2015 Capital Works Program for Toronto Water as amended, it was carried on the following recorded

vote:

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Upon the question of the adoption of the 2006 Operating Budget for Toronto Water, as amended, it was carried.

(Budget Advisory Committee; Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer; Deputy City Manager, Fareed Amin; Acting General Manager, Toronto Water; All Interested Parties; c. John Di Lallo, Manager, Financial Planning, Budget Services, Finance Division – November 9, 2005)

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