Every week, Bramptonist will be rounding up the interesting items on upcoming city council and committee meetings, so you don’t have to bore yourselves with tedious PDFs.

All meetings are open to the public (aside from closed items), and are generally held in the City Council Chambers, unless stated otherwise.


Council Workshop: Regional Task Force

June 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower


Issues in Brief

  • Report and discussion on regional governance including selection of regional chair and regional council representation

Agenda and reports available here.


Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee

June 20, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Light Rail Alternatives North of Gateway Terminal

  • Staff recommending:
    • Etobicoke Creek option not be pursued
      • TRCA does NOT support this alignment
      • If city proceeds, the TRCA has following requirements:
      • Up to 10 year consolidated individual EA, which must be approved initially by Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
      • Will cost $10-15 million
      • TRCA owns lands and not expropriatable; TRCA has said they will not sell lands to the city for LRT purposes
    • EA study should incorporate both Kennedy and McLaughlin alignments
      • This EA needs to study both routes just in case an obstacle stops a potential route
      • Three years for a study
      • Queen Street LRT/BRT study will impact this EA
      • Capital cost will be between $360-530 million
  • Report on page 170

Norval Quarry

  • City refused a rezoning for a quarry in 2014
  • Quarry company has released new information, but is likely to go to OMB
  • Report on page 42

Central Area Master plan

  • City staff initiating consolidated central area master plan
  • Will take into account better GO service, potential university, Queen Street rapid transit, Etobicoke Creek revitalization, new Peel Memorial, etc.
  • Public consultation to start in late 2016
  • Draft master plan in 2018
  • Report on page 57

Traffic Calming

  • Next two projects are: Richvale between Kennedy and Bovaird, Mountainash between Countryside and Peter Robertson
  • City-wide report on page 189
  • James Potter (Steeles to Queen) increased to 60 km/h
  • Chinguacousy (Steeles to Bovaird) increased to 70 km/h
  • Road speed review on page 199
  • Fernforest Drive and Edenbrook Hill Drive to receive urban shoulder and textured pavement by September 2016
  • Fernforest and Edenbrook Hill report on page 208
  • Parking restrictions on Frostweed Court during peak school hours (page 220)
  • The intersection of Yukon Lane and Whitwell Drive will receive an all-way stop sign treatment (page 224)
  • Torbram Road truck restrictions (page 242)

Demolition Permits

  • 36 Fenlon Way (page 143)
  • 19/21 Clarence Street (page 151)
  • 106 Denision Avenue (page 162)

Issues in Brief

  • City-wide secondary plan review (page 26)
    • Would merge most of the city’s older secondary plans into 10 plans

Agenda and reports available here.


Committee of Adjustment

June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall

Agenda and reports available here.


Environment Advisory Committee

June 21, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Boardroom WT 2C, West Tower

Issue in Brief

  • Discussion on work plan and 2017 budget
  • Discussion and information request
    • Peel staff on Bill 151 Waste-free Ontario Act 2016
    • Urban tree canopy replacement
    • Impact of adding Credit River and Etobicoke Creek to Urban River Valleys designation under Greenbelt plan

Agenda and reports available here.


Brampton Heritage Board

June 21, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Heritage Permit Applications

  • 45 Railroad Street (page 17)
  • 62 Union Street (page 178)
  • 7746 Churchville Road (page 210)
  • 7840 Creditview Road (page 235)

Property Incentive Grants

  • 280 Main Street North (page 158)
  • 62 Union Street (page 191)

Issues in Brief

  • Verbal update on heritage and public art for new Peel Memorial
  • Verbal update on Churchville Heritage Conservation District Guidelines

Agenda and reports available here.


Council

June 22, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Announcements

  • Vibrant Brampton – July 23 at Garden Square
  • Donation of artwork from Night and Day Studio to the city
  • Match for Marrow Walk – July 1
  • Award to lifeguard staff at Earnscliffe for lifesaving efforts
  • Results of the Purina Walk for Dog Guides

Employment Lands Motion

  • Councilor Gurpreet Dhillon’s motion would encourage the city of Brampton to reach a 40% employment activity rate in the city by 2041
  • Wants to reach it by zoning more employment lands on remaining greenfields, intensification, and prioritizing office employment uses
  • Motion is on page 7-8

Canada 150 Funding Phase Two

  • 17 city parks projects were approved for Phase One funding
  • Deadline for submission is June 24, 2016
  • Qualified projects include: rehab/renovation/expansion:
    • existing community centres
    • museums
    • recreation and tourism assets
    • cenotaphs
    • other public benefit infrastructure including local roads
  • Will fund up to $1 million per project/50 per cent of costs
  • City proposals
    • Funding to make 10 playgrounds accessible
    • Six outdoor facility renovations, including three trails, landscaping for Ellen Mitchell, a refresh of the Chinguacousy Park cenotaph, and irrigation for the Peel Village Golf Course
    • Four recreation centre rehabilitation and renovations
      • Brampton Soccer Centre – Sport court flooring for a second field
      • Loafer’s Lake accessibility upgrades to washrooms
      • Arena board replacement at Earnscliffe
      • Renovation of Gore Meadows Heritage House
    • 28 park pathways and trails
  • These projects would total $7,125,750
  • Report on page 65

Planning Approvals

  • 10254 Hurontario Street (page 106)
  • 30 McLaughlin Road Sout (page 115)
  • NE corner of Mississauga and Buick (page 133)
  • 8200/8204 Heritage Road (page 140)

Issues in Brief

  • Library staff are requesting $2,000 to attend the International Federation of Library Associations Public Libraries Satellite Conference in Philadelphia (page 82)
  • Council support request for new Classic Cars event, which will be held at Four Corners instead of at Gage Park (page 85)
  • Established of CAO Performance Committee (page 93)

Agenda and reports available here.


Inclusion and Equity Committee

June 23, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT 2A, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Inclusion and Equity Facilitator Workshop
  • Endorsement of the Diversity and Inclusion Charter of Peel (page 11)

Agenda and reports available here.


Sports Hall of Fame Committee

June 23, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Discussion on a special guest protocol
  • Discussion on the 2017 budget

Agenda and reports available here.

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