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

June 14, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Boardroom WT 2C & 2D, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Discussion on possibly reducing the Taxi Plate Transfer fee
  • Discussion on licensing extensions on accessible taxicabs
  • Discussion on other municipalities in Ontario that legislated ridesharing companies, such as Toronto and Ottawa.

Agenda and reports available here.


Accessibility Advisory Committee

June 14, 6:30 pm. – 8:30 p.m.
Boardroom WT 2A Training Room, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Update on new public awareness campaign of usage of accessible parking spots
  • Curb cuts and repairs
  • Discussion on West Tower Steps in Terms of Colour for People with Visual Impairments

Agenda and reports available here.


Community and Public Services Committee

June 15, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Alderlea

  • Alderlea hosted 93 events in 2015
  • 53% of events qualified for community rate
  • 144 events booked so far for 2016, including 33 weddings
  • 10 confirmed events for 2017
  • Only one event allowed per day, only three qualified caterers allowed
  • Presentation on page 21
  • Report on page 24

What to do about Howden Recreation Centre?

  • Howden Recreation Centre is showing its age and is deteriorating badly
  • The pool has been closed, and the squash courts have been converted to meeting rooms, fitness equipment relocated
  • YMCA currently a tenant for daycare
  • Repairs could cost between $2.1-4.4 million
  • To demolish and rebuild would cost $11 million
  • New option to build new indoor pool facility at Chinguacousy Park next to curling facility limited by parking and cost
  • The option that staff is presenting and recommending is to await the results of the Parks and Recreation Masterplan in 2017 before proceeding
  • Presentation on page 28

Canada 55+ Games Update

  • 2,500 participants plus 400-800 companions
  • Transit and use of the recreation centres will be free for participants and athletes; volunteers may also be granted free transit access
  • 600 volunteers needed and is on target
  • Thanks to new sponsors, the games budget is now projected to cover costs
  • Report on page 55

Civic Centre Future Uses

  • Aside from library and theatre, most of the office space is leased out
  • City staff have been moved to West Tower
  • When built in the 1970s, the building was an addition to Brampton’s council chamber, as well as fire dispatch centre, a post office, and the original location for Rogers’ local community television studio
  • The building net over $341,000 in revenue in 2015
  • Potential future uses for the civic centre include
    • Utilize for next phase of civic admin expansion
    • Not utilize for next phase of civic admin expansion
    • Sell off for redevelopment for a high density mixed use development, with city retaining stake to operate out of commercial portion
    • Retain by city, but developed for high density city uses
  • Report on page 97

Issues in Brief

  • The Arts and Culture Panel is requesting a budget of $72,000 to mostly fund a new research study, as well as for community engagement (page 51)
  • City of Brampton and Youthful Cities will be presenting the results of their youth survey at the meeting
  • A presentation of drowning prevention initiatives (page 7)

Agenda and reports available here.


Corporate Services Committee

June 15, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • 2017-2019 Budget Process (page 51)
    • Budget approval day for 2017 will be December 14, 2017
  • 2015 Operating Budget and Reserve Fund Year End Status Report (page 63)
  • 2016 Current Budget and Reserve Fund Status Report (page 82)
  • Capital Project Financial Status Report – Year End 2015 (page 98)

Agenda and reports available here.


Economic Development Committee

June 15, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • New Exporters to Border States post-mission report (page 6)
  • A verbal update on commercial filming in Brampton
  • Verbal update on Central Area development activity

Agenda and reports available here.


Cycling Advisory Committee

June 16, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • An advocacy success story for bike racks at Bramalea City Centre (page 10)
  • Discussion on community bike rides

Agenda and reports available here.

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