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.

Audit Committee

April 25, 12:00 p.m.

Council Committee Room, City Hall

Internal Audit Work Plan

  • Work plan for 2016
  • Highlights for this year include
    • Internal fraud prevention hotline
  • Work plan review of 2015
  • This report is on page 4

Agenda and reports available here.

Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee

April 25, 1:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall

Peel District School Board wants new electronic signs

  • PDSB is seeking a special amendment to city bylaws to permit electronic signs at their schools
  • Current rule is no electronic signs near residential areas, which most schools are
  • Electronic portion of signs would be turned off from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • Staff are recommending approval because of the sign turn off times
  • This report is on page 20

Heritage Heights

  • Heritage Heights Landowners Steering Committee Terms of Reference report
  • Contains a list of members who will guide the Heritage Heights planning process on an advisory basis; concerns over conflict will be minimized as this committee will not be making actual decisions
  • There are 16 members on this committee; 3 applicants were rejected
    • Derrick Andreychuk
    • Joanne Barnett
    • Sukhbir Bir
    •  Jim D’Orazio
    • Nick Gougoulias (Nideva Properties)
    • Eddie Lee
    • Amandeep Mann
    • Patricia Perez
    • Bruce Reed
    • James Reed
    •  Adam Goldstein
    • Amee Sandhu
    •  Kathleen Schofield
    • Grant Simpson
    • Darren Steedman
    • Helen Vastis
  • Report is on page 59

Facade and Building Improvement Update

  • Applications will now be processed on first-come, first-serve basis
  • New bylaw amendment that grants under $5,000 can be approved by the Development Services Director without council approval
  • Report recommends no approval to other parts of the city
  • The current program only works because the Central Area has a Community Improvement Plan; other areas need one before this program can be extended
  • Improvements must be made within 2 years
  • This report is on page 98

Update to Cemetery bylaws

Proposed amendments for city-owned cemeteries include:

  • Owners of an unused plot could sell to a third party
  • Pets would no longer be allowed to enter a cemetery
  • Flowers and shrubs which are unruly and unmaintained would be removed without notice
  • This report is page 184

Building Demolition requests

  • 2942 Steeles Avenue West (page 24)
  • 2982 Steeles Avenue West (page 33)
  • 12190 Hurontario Street (page 42)

Issues in Brief

  • Gary Earl is requesting a special exemption to have 4 dogs instead of current limit of 3 dogs; all four are St. John’s Ambulance Therapy dogs (page 7)
  • Heather Reppen had an incident with a feral cat and wants reimbursement from the city due to veterinary costs; she has been unable to get in contact with her councillor (page 10)
  • Staff has an information report on Mature Neighbourhoods (page 50)
  • There is a motion for the city to endorse asking the Ontario Ministry of Education to include mandatory cycling education from Grade 1 to 10 (page 179)

Agenda and reports are available here

Council Workshop

April 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Alderlea on Elizabeth Street

Issues in Brief

  • Closed session on Transitional properties
  • Open session on heritage, population forecasts, employment forecasyts

City Council 

April 27, 9:30 a.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall


  • May 2016 Cycling Events
  • Emergency Management Month
  • Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Liquor Permits for Special Events

  • Canada Day at Chinguacousy Park (page 78)
  • Canada 55+ Games venues (page 81)
    • Sesquicentennial Park
    • Chris Gibson Rec Centre
    • South Fletcher’s Sportsplex
    • Gage Park

Issues in Brief

  • Verbal update on service review and staff rationalization
  • Community Block Plan approval for the next phase of Countryside Villages (Mayfield, Bramalea, Airport. Countryside Drive) subdivision (page 84)
  • Some of the zoning in the area has been intensified; Low Density and Live Work upgraded to Mixed Use and Medium Density at Torbram/Inspire, more Medium and Medium-High uses

Agenda and reports available here.