Every week, Bramptonist rounds up the interesting items on upcoming city council and committee meetings, so you don’t have to page through huge (and, if we’re being honest, tedious) PDFs and to make it easier for you to be a well-informed resident.

All meetings are open to the public (aside from items which are specifically marked as closed). Due to council chamber renovations, meetings are mostly occurring in Boardroom WT-2C/D in the West Tower.


Planning & Development Committee

February 11, 7:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower

This committee handles all planning and development issues and is comprised of all of council, except for the mayor. Generally, an evening meeting means there is at least one item on the agenda that has a mandatory public meeting requirement.

Public Meeting Reports

7800-7890 Hurontario Street

A developer is proposing a 20 storey mixed-use residential, office and retail building with 186 residential units (page 4). The proposed plan conforms with the official plan and secondary plan, but the zoning by-law needs to be amended.

Proposal includes 351 parking spaces underground and 44 surface spots. The development is set back from the road significantly enough for the future Hurontario LRT.

Marysfield Neighbourhood Character Review Area

This study was prompted by concerns from residents in Marysfield, after new neighbours were applying for building permits and changing the neighbourhood character (page 25).

There are several proposed amendments. One would identify the area as a Residential Character Area in the city’s Official Plan. Severances of lots would only be allowed if minimum lot sizes are maintained. There is also a consideration that a cultural heritage landscape plan could be done.

Presentations

A city staff member will be presenting a new tool, the Development Permit System, and how the city can use it to execute the 2040 Vision.

Read the Agenda here.


Committee of Adjustment

February 12, 9:00 a.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower

CoA is a committee comprised of staff members and residents, not elected officials. This committee handles minor zoning adjustments for new developments, as well as new businesses in existing developments.

Minor adjustments may including: adjusting the zoning to allows for compatible but not allowed uses, reducing parking minimums, and minor height and setback adjustments.

Significant adjustments

A business at 15 Regan Road would like to store motor vehicles outside when it’s not allowed in the area, a storage area only 5 metres away from the street (bylaw requires 20 metres), and the storage area to be fenced with chain link instead of wood, metal or masonry.

Read the Agenda here.

Governance and Council Operations Committee

February 12, 2:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower

A new city council committee dedicated to council procedures and staffing.

Staff Presentations and Reports

Presentations on the committee structure and the new council office support implementation.

Reports on how the city will comply with the new Ontario Bill 68 and secured access to closed meeting materials.

Read the Agenda here.

Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

February 12, 7:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower

The AFBAC is composed of councilors, residents (seniors and youth), and community group representatives to discuss issues involving youth and senior issues in the community, and how to make Brampton a better place for all.

Delegations

Sylvia Roberts, Brampton resident, will be requesting the addition of two youth councils, one for those 19 and under and one for 20-29.

Updates

A city staff member will verbally update the committee on age-friendly initiatives undertaken by the city, including public workshop, a resident survey, and the age-friendly forum.

Brampton Youth Council

The city is setting up a new committee focused on those between ages 13-19 (page 27). The committee will advise several city committees on youth issues and candidates will be sought out from secondary schools in the city (candidates are required to be attending high school full-time).

Read the Agenda here.

Committee of Council

February 13, 9:30 a.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower

CoC is attended by all members of council, except the mayor (though the mayor is permitted to be a member at this committee). This committee hears new reports from all areas of the city, as well as issues from the advisory committees. This is the confirming step before final council meeting approval.

Delegations

David Laing, Brampton resident, will be presenting to council to fulfill one of the Brampton 2040 actions, the Institute for Sustainable Brampton (page 7).

Ivan Rabinovich, manager of the Brampton YMCA, is inviting council to participate in the Sweat for Good Challenge (page 61).

Members of Ryerson University will present to council and ask for confirmation about leadership regarding the Cybersecurity Catalyst and other initiatives (page 62).

Road Resurfacing

With the budget process being late this year, city staff are requesting the $14.7 million for the road program this year in advance (page 72). This work will include the general road resurfacing of 40 city streets, addition of transit pads, and a new sidewalk on Van Kirk Drive.

Cricket in Brampton

A presentation by city staff in regards to cricket in the city, including park infrastructure (page 77). The city currently has 16 pitches (minus the three private ones at the CAA Centre). 4 pitches are planned in the next four years, including a premium pitch at Gore Meadows. Lighting will be added for night games at several pitches.

Read the Agenda here.

Citizens Appointment Committee

February 13, 4:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower

This is a special committee that the council uses to select citizens for advisory committees. This first meeting is an orientation session for new councillors on the committee on the process of interviewing new members.

Closed Meeting

Because this committee is choosing candidates for advisory committees, it’s seen as an HR/interviewing matter and is closed for the general public.

Read the Agenda here.

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