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.


Taxicab Advisory Committee

April 19, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Boardroom WT-2C, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Discussion on enforcement, regulation, etc on Transportation Networking Companies (aka Uber)
  • Verbal update on Taxicab Driver Training Program

Agenda with reports here.


Environment Advisory Committee

April 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Boardroom WT-2C, West Tower

Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plans (SNAPs)

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  • Introductionary Presentation (page 9)
    • Retrofit existing neighbourhoods to be more sustainable
    • Partnerships between residents, businesses, and other community organizations
    • Future SNAPs will integrate traffic calming, park redevelopment, storm water pond developments
  • County Court SNAP Recommendations (page 20)
    • County Court Park renewal
    • Upper Nine storm water pond retrofit
    • Rainwater harvesting
    • Urban forest and bioswale boulevards
    • Green parking lots
  • Fletcher’s Creek SNAP Engagement Strategy (page 33)

Issues in Brief

  • Update on 2016 Environmental Master Plan Public Brochure (page 71)
  • An eco-passage, a turtle crossing culvert, will start construction on April 18 on Heart Lake Road between Sandalwood Parkway and Countryside Drive

Agenda with reports here


Brampton Heritage Board

April 19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Council Committee Room, City Hall

Heritage Permit Applications

  • 15 Main Street North (page 16)
    • The new restaurant Carve Social House is asking for changes regarding their new storefront, rear patio, and removing some heritage brick to build a rear access; staff recommends approval without conditions
  • 280 Main Street North (page 30)
    • Owner wants replacement of front door and porch rails, restoration of porch columns, steam cleaning of brick; staff recommends approval, with notice of steam cleaning to occur before it happens
  • 11285 Creditview Road (page 45)
    • Mattamy Homes intends to buy and restore the heritage property; staff recommends approval

Designation under Part IV – Section 29 of Ontario Heritage Act

  • 2472 Bovaird Drive West (page 70)
  • 2838 Bovaird Drive West (page 89)

Agenda with reports here.


Community and Public Services Committee

April 20, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall

Canada 55+ Games Update

  • Games will occur from August 16-19, 2016
  • Earlier, there was concern that the 55+ Games were not going to work very well
  • 2,500+ participants with up to 800 companions
  • They have found 22 sponsors
  • Games committee needs more volunteers
  • 19 hotels and 2 RV spots (Sesqui-Centennial and South Fletcher’s Park) are secured, need more spots thanks to Team Alberta and Team Ontario
  • Opening Ceremony at Powerade Centre, Closing Ceremony at International Centre
  • 17 venues for 24 sports
  • Break-even no longer possible, projected deficit of $770,979
  • Report on page 5

Agenda with reports here


Economic Development Committee

April 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall

2016 Summer Farmer’s Market

  • Presentation on page 5, report on page 24
  • 30 Year Anniversary: Special bags will be given away every market
  • June 18 to October 8 on Main Street on Sundays
  • June 23 to September 1 at Mount Pleasant on Thursdays
  • Cooking demos with local chefs and local food in Garden Square
  • The budget is projected to have a $6,518 revenue this year

Possibility of a Year-Round Farmer’s Market

  • Presentation on page 12, report on page 35
  • City staff asked to come up with a report on year-round market in Central Area
  • Recommendation will happen next year; there will be community consultation
  • Project planning will cost $30,000 and will happen in-house by staff

Agenda with reports here


Corporate Services Committee

April 20, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Temporary borrowing bylaw of up to $329 million to be enacted for emergency purposes only; staff forsees no situations for this yet (page 5)
  • Report on Freedom of Information requests for 2015; 70 were to the City Clerk office, 1984 to Building Services Division, only 9 requests were from the media (page 10)

Agenda with reports here


Cycling Advisory Committee

April 21, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Council Committee Room, City Hall

Franceschini Bridge

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Proposed concept of bridge at night

  • Report on the Franceschini Bridge (page 42)
    • Detailed design work in progress with MTO
    • Construction in summer 2016
    • Operation in fall 2016
    • Dog park in Bramalea Community Park to be relocated east of parking lot in 3 years
  • Work includes:
    • New custom railings and new coloured asphalt
    • New trail connections
    • Lighting on trail and on bridge
    • Decorative lighting on underside of bridge
    • New fencing, signs, and gates

Issues in Brief

  • Bike the Creek presentation (page 9)

Agenda with reports here.

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