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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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Mr. David C.K. Tang, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Solicitors for Unical-Gaudreau Group, appeared before the Works Committee.

On motion by Councillor Del Grande, the Works Committee recommended that City Council adopt the staff recommendations in the Recommendations Section of the report (October 27, 2005) from the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Treasurer.

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10.10 Publication Dispensing Box Fees (All Wards) The Works Committee considered a report (October 27, 2005) from the General Manager, Transportation Services responding to the request of City Council on September 28, 29 and 30, 2005, to report on proposed new fees for publication dispensing boxes.

Recommendations:

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$25.00 per year for the first 100 boxes of a licensee, and remain at $100.00 for each box thereafter, per annum, increasing annually in accordance with the Consumer Price Index;

(2) subject to the approval of Recommendation (1) above, the General Manager, Transportation Services be directed to prepare and distribute the 2005 invoicing in accordance with the amended structure;

(3) the City Solicitor be requested to amend the draft Publication Dispensing Box By-law approved by City Council at its meeting of September 28, 29 and 30, 2005, to reflect the new fee structure; and (4) the appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto, including the introduction in Council of any Bills that may be required.

The Works Committee also considered the following:

- communication (November 4, 2005) from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, solicitors for Sun Media (Toronto) Corporation, Sun Media Corporation, the publishers of 24Hours and The Toronto Sun;

- communication (November 7, 2005) from Adrienne De Francesco, Circulation Manager, XTRA;

- communication (November 7, 2005) from Cindy Gu, Publisher, The Epoch Times Media Inc.; and

- communication (November 7, 2005) from Stanley Makuch, Cassels Brock, solicitors for the Toronto Star, the National Post, the Toronto Sun, Torstar Direct, DOSE, Toronto 24Hours, HUB, Now and Trader (together, the “Newspaper Publication Association”).

The following persons appeared before the Works Committee:

- Adrienne De Francesco, Circulation Manager, XTRA;

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- Stanley Makuch, Cassels Brock and Blackwell, LLP.

The Chair appointed Councillor Del Grande Acting Chair, and vacated the Chair.

On motion by Councillor Fletcher, as amended by Councillor Carroll, the Works Committee recommended to the Policy and Finance Committee that City Council adopt the staff recommendations in the Recommendations Section of the report (October 27, 2005) from the General Manager,

Transportation Services, subject to:

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(3) the appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto, including the introduction in Council of any Bills that may be required.”,

which was carried on the following recorded vote:

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Councillor Carroll resumed the Chair.

10.11 Proposed Reduction in Speed Limit to 40 km/h on Avenue Road between Chaplin Crescent and Oxton Avenue and on Oxton Avenue between Avenue Road and Oriole Parkway (Ward 22, St. Paul’s)

The Works Committee considered the following:

- Communication (October 19, 2005) from the Toronto and East York Community Council advising that the Community Council on October 18, 2005, considered a report (September 28, 2005) from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, responding to a request from Councillor Walker to install a “Stop” sign for eastbound motorists on Oxton Avenue at Oriole Parkway, for a trial period of six months beginning in April 2006, and to reduce the speed limit to 40 km/h on Oxton Avenue and on Avenue Road between Chaplin Crescent and Oxton Avenue.

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- Report (October 25, 2005) from the General Manager, Transportation Services responding to the recommendation from Toronto and East York Community Council to the Works Committee on the feasibility of reducing the speed limit on Oxton Avenue and on Avenue Road, between Chaplin Crescent and Oriole Parkway, from 50 km/h to 40 km/h; and concluding that the reduction of the speed limit on Oxton Avenue and on Avenue Road, between Chaplin Crescent and Oxton Avenue, to 40 km/h as recommended by Toronto and East York Community Council can be considered in the context of the unique operating environment and mitigating factors associated with this link in the arterial road network.

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It is recommended that this report be received for information.

Councillor Michael Walker, Ward 22, St. Paul’s, appeared before the Works Committee.

On motion by Councillor Giambrone, the Works Committee recommended that City Council adopt the recommendation of the Toronto and East York Community Council contained in the communication (October 19, 2005) from the Community Council.





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10.12 Snow Disposal Challenge: Replacing Lost Capacity The Works Committee considered a report (October 25, 2005) from the General Manager, Transportation Services responding to previous requests of the Committee to report on snow disposal and to provide an update on the status of the City’s snow disposal capacity and challenges to replace lost capacity.

Recommendations:

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(2) consideration be given to closing the Pottery Road Site by the 2006-2007 winter season provided that equivalent alternative snow disposal capacity is found that meets the City’s operational and environmental requirements;

(3) the strategy to maintain snow disposal capacity utilizing alternative locations and methodologies as may be feasible and appropriate, as described in this report, be endorsed;

(4) the Executive Director of Facilities and Real Estate be directed to proceed with negotiations with the owners of Premises No. 207 New Toronto Street in respect of its acquisition for municipal purposes; and (5) the appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto, including introduction in Council of any Bills that may be required.

On motion by Councillor De Baeremaeker, the Works Committee recommended that City Council adopt the staff recommendations in the Recommendations Section of the report (October 25, 2005) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

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10.13 Windrow Clearing for Seniors and Disabled Residents (All Wards) The Works Committee considered a report (October 25, 2005) from the General Manager, Transportation Services responding to a request by City Council on February 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28 and March 1, 2005, to report on how windrow clearing for seniors and disabled residents can be provided in a more timely manner; and concluding that the existing residential driveway opening service is extremely efficient; that the program is able to service the majority of residents in the City of Toronto that have driveways; and a process is in place to deal with emergent issues where residents require an immediate response.

Recommendations:

It is recommended that this report be received for information.

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10.14 Criteria Used in the Selection of PM10 and PM2.5 Efficient Street Sweepers and Fuel Alternative for Street Sweepers (All Wards) The Works Committee considered a report (October 20, 2005) from the General Manager, Transportation Services responding to the request of the Board of Health to provide the environmental criteria used in the selection of PM10 and PM2.5 efficient street sweepers, including any communications/written recommendations from Fleet Services, and the differences in emissions into the air from diesel, diesel/bio-diesel and natural gas for each sweeper.

Recommendation:

It is recommended that this report be forwarded to the Board of Health for information.

Joseph M. Johnson, Elgin Sweeper Company, appeared before the Works Committee, and filed a submission.

On motion by Councillor Fletcher, the Works Committee received the report (October 20, 2005) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and directed that a copy be forwarded to the Board of Health for information.

(Board of Health; General Manager, Transportation Services; c. Deputy City Manager, Fareed Amin – November 9, 2005)

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Revitalization Corporation to install the bikeway infrastructure identified in the Port Lands Secondary Plan at an early stage.

- Communication (Undated) from Martin Koob, Toronto Bicycling Network Representative.

On motion by Councillor Giambrone, the Works Committee recommended that City Council adopt the recommendation of the Toronto Cycling Committee contained in the communication (October 17, 2005) from the Toronto Cycling Committee.

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10.16 Appointments to the Toronto Cycling Committee The Works Committee considered a communication (October 25, 2005) from the Toronto Cycling Committee’s Nominating Sub-Committee advising that the Sub-Committee

recommended to the Works Committee, and Council:

(1) the appointment of the three candidates listed on the attached Confidential List for membership to the Toronto Cycling Committee, for a term of office expiring on November 30, 3006, or until their successors are appointed; and (2) the appointment of the two alternate candidates listed on the attached Confidential List, in the sequential order presented, in order to fill a mid-term vacancy, if the need arises.

On motion by Councillor Giambrone, the Works Committee recommended that City Council adopt the recommendation of the Toronto Cycling Committee’s Nominating Sub-Committee contained in the communication (October 25, 2005) from the Sub-Committee; and that further, in accordance with the Municipal Act, discussions pertaining to these appointments be held in camera as the subject matter may contain personal information about an identifiable individual.

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10.17 Request for Direction on Conveyance of Land Not Environmentally Remediated – 38 Niagara Street The Works Committee considered a report (October 20, 2005) from the Executive Director, Technical Services seeking direction from Council on accepting land required to be conveyed for lane widening purposes, to meet Official Plan policy for lane width requirements, which has not been environmentally remediated in connection with the development at 38 Niagara Street.

Recommendations:

It is recommended that Council either:

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(2) rescind the requirement to have land conveyed for lane widening purposes, to meet Official Plan policy respecting lane width, in connection with the development at 38 Niagara Street.

On motion by Councillor Palacio, the Works Committee recommended that City Council adopt Recommendation (1) in the Recommendations Section of the report (October 20, 2005) from the Executive Director, Technical

Services, as follows:

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The Works Committee considered a report (October 20, 2005) from the Executive Director, Technical Services seeking authorization to have lands conveyed to the City for road purposes by way of registration of the Regent Park plan of subdivision prior to such lands having been environmentally remediated.

Recommendations:

It is recommended that Council authorize:

(1) the conveyance of lands to the City for road purposes by way of registration of the Regent Park plan of subdivision, prior to such lands having been environmentally remediated;

(2) staff to secure the Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s (TCHC) environmental remediation obligations and commitments in the subdivision agreement between the City and TCHC, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Technical Services; and (3) the appropriate City officials take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

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10.19 Amendment to Contract Nos. 47008325, 47008356, 47008367, 47008854 – Contracted Professional Services for District Transportation and Toronto Water Capital Projects – Request for Proposals 9117-03-7232 The Works Committee considered a report (October 21, 2005) from the Executive Director, Technical Services requesting authority to amend the existing upset limits for Contract Nos. 47008325, 47008356, 47008367, 47008854 regarding contracted professional services for District Transportation and Toronto Water capital projects – Request for Proposals 9117-03-7232.

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(1) Contract No. 47008325 with URS Canada Inc. be amended by $516,199.82 from $1,032,399.64 to $1,548,599.46 including all taxes and charges;

(2) Contract No. 47008356 with Earth Tech Canada Inc. be amended by $500,650.00 from $1,001,300.00 to $1,501,950.00 including all taxes and charges;

(3) Contract No. 47008367 with Chisholm Flemming and Associates Inc. be amended by $434,870.00 from $869,740.00 to $1,304,610.00 including all taxes and charges;

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10.20 Provision of Engineering Services for the Expansion of the F.J. Horgan Water Treatment Plant – Request for Proposal 9117-05-7324 The Works Committee considered a report (October 27, 2005) from the Executive Director, Technical Services and the Treasurer advising of the results of Request for Proposals (RFP) 9117-05-7324 for the provision of engineering services for the expansion of the F.J. Horgan Water Treatment Plant, and requesting authority to enter into an agreement with the recommended proponent.



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