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					                       ENVIRONMENTAND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Meeting held on April 13, 2004

PRESENT: Councillor R. Caranci (Chair), Controller G. D. Hume, Councillors R. J. Alder, S. E.
Eagle, F. W. Tranquilli and Tina Squire (Secretary).

ALSO PRESENT: Councillors 6. MacDonald and S. White (both part-time), P. W. Steblin, S/Sgt.
J. Churney, I. Collins, A. Cook, L. Ducharme, J. Fleming, D. Ikeno, 0. Katolyk, B Krichker, D.
Leckie, J. Lucas, S. Maguire, L. Marshall, P. McNally, M. Smibert, R. Standish and J. Stanford.


I        YOUR COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:

*"dUpdafeon      1.    (2)   That, on the recommendation of the Director of Water, Environment
the City of
London           & Customer Relations the following actions be taken with respect to the 2"dUpdate
Animalcare       of The Corporation of the City of London's Animal Care and Control Program

Review
                 (a)    the report submitted by the Director of Water, Environment & Customer
                        Relations with respect to the 2"d Update on The City of London Animal
                        Care and Control Program Review BE RECEIVED;

                 (b)    a public input session BE HELD on May 12, 2004 to receive comments
                        and input from interested parties on the City of London Animal Care &
                        Control Program and possible future discussions BE APPROVED; and

                 (c)    a preparation and release of a guidance document to solicit specific input
                        on a number of the key issues that are emerging from the Program Review
                        such as pet overpopulation, lost and found for pets, pet adoption, defined
                        roles and responsibilities, community networking, and funding BE
                        APPROVED.

Closing of       2.     (6)     That, on the recommendation of the General Manager of
Shore Road at
Westdel          Environmental & Engineering Services & City Engineer the following actions be
Bourne           taken with respect to the closing of Shore Road at Westdel Bourne:

                 (a)    the closing of the westerly 200 metres of Shore Road BE APPROVED;

                 (b)    the portion of Shore Road so closed BE SOLD to Pemic Land Corporation
                        for an amount to be determined by the Board of Control on the
                        recommendation of the Acting General Manager of Finance and Corporate
                        Services; it being noted that the road allowance may be sold subject to
                        utility easements as deemed necessary, and that the road allowance will be
                        sold subject to an easement in favour of the City to permit continued public
                        usage until such time as the new road is dedicated to the City and built-out
                        to the City's satisfaction pursuant to a subdivision agreement; and

                 (c)    the closing by-law NOT BE REGISTERED until such time as an Offer to
                        Purchase has been accepted by Municipal Council and Pemic Land
                        Corporation obtains Draft Plan approval for the proposed development.

Transportation   3.     (7)    That, on the recommendation of the General Manager of
Master Plan
and Shift        Environmental & Engineering Services & City Engineer the following actions be
Alternatives     taken with respect to the Transportation Master Plan and the Shift Alternatives
Program -the     Program - the TDM Framework for the Draft Transportation Strategy:
TDM
Framework for
the Draft        (a)    the reports submitted by the General Manager of Environmental &
Transportation
Strategy
                        Engineering Services & City Engineer at the April 13, 2004 meeting of the
                        Environment and Transportation Committee BE RECEIVED for
                        information;

                 (b)    the Draft Transportation Master Plan deadline for public comments BE
                        ESTABLISHED as May I O , 2004, subject to the development charges
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                       schedule; and

                (c)    a special meeting of the ETC BE HELD on April 19, 2004 to allow all
                       Members of Council to view a presentation of the Draft Transportation
                       Master Plan and the Shift Alternatives Program - the TDM Framework for
                       the Draft Transportation Strategy;

                it being pointed out that at the public participation meeting associated with this
                matter, the following individuals made an oral submission in connection therewith:

                       S. H. Janes, London Development Institute - reminding the ETC of the
                       Transportation Demand Management Strategy recommended on January
                       27, 2004, expressing concern regarding the cost of the recommended
                       Roadway Network Plan projects not included in the approved 2004 Capital
                       Budget and its effect on the tax burden, expressing concern about the
                       impact of the Corridor Protection Area and Council commitments to
                       development in the North of the City of London, and concuring with the
                       ETC on the extension of the public comment deadline.

                       Susan Smith, - 709 Alanbrook requesting that the Transportation Master
                       Plan make reference to the freeway as an expressway expressing her
                       view that ring-roads are a subsidized utility, noting Transportation Demand
                       Management measures that have not yet been implemented, and
                       reminding the ETC that the Commissioners Road widening between
                       Wharncliffe Road and Wellington Road cost $11 million and was funded
                       through debentures.

                       Graydon Knights, Transportation Advisory Committee - representing
                       himself and noting that he views the Transportation Master Plan is a major
                       step forward into the future that will encourage behavioural changes in the
                       City, and supporting the extension of the deadline for public comment.

Sanitary        4.     (11) That, on the recommendation of the General Manager of
Sewerage
Servicing       Environmental & Engineering Services & City Engineer the following actions be
Strategy for    taken with respect to the Sanitary Sewerage Servicing Strategy for the area
the area        served by the Greenway Pollution Control Centre:
served by the
Greenway
Pollution       (a)    the attached report BE PROVIDED to the London Development Institute,
Control
Centre                 London Economic Development Corporation and the Urban League for
                       comment, with the intention that the comments of those organizations will
                       be incorporated into a subsequent recommendation to the Environment
                       and Transportation Committee, with respect to the adoption of a Sanitary
                       Sewer Servicing Strategy for the area;

                (b)    consideration of the following principles BE DEFERRED until the next
                       meeting of the Environment and Transportation Committee to be held on
                       April 26, 2004; and



                              (0       in principle, the timing for the construction of major sanitary
                                       sewerage works BE MANAGED to maximize the use of
                                       existing infrastructure components and minimize premature
                                       capital expenditures;

                              (ii)     in principle, where capacity is limited, that capacity BE
                                       ALLOCATED in broad terms between in keeping with the
                                       priorities noted in Appendix “ A , it being noted that this will
                                       allow the City to delay the construction of the Southside
                                       Pollution Control Plant;

                               (iii)   in principle, the costs of interim works, as approved by the
                                       City Engineer, BE ALLOCATED between the Urban Works
                                       Reserve Fund and benefiting developers, as generally
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                                           outlined in this report;

                  (b)         in principle, where capacity is to be allocated, and/or interim works
                              approved, that priorities BE GIVEN to development that, in the opinion of
                              the City, best advances the public interest.

                  (c)         a public input meeting BE SCHEDULED for June 7, 2004.


Blackwalnut       5.    (14) That, on the recommendation of the Environment and
Tree - 1153
Pondview          Transportation Committee (ETC) the following actions be taken with respect to the
Road              removal of a black walnut tree in front of 1153 Pondview Road at no cost to The
                  Corporation of the City of London:

                  (a)       the Civic Administration BE REQUESTED to meet with Mr. Teodoro, 1153
                            Pondview Road, as soon as possible to review quotes for tree removal
                            service which must meet the criteria of The Corporation of the City of
                            London’s liability concerns;

                  (b)       Mr. Teodoro BE REQUESTED to replace the black walnut tree with a
                            species acceptable to the Forestry Division; and

                  (c)       the Civic Administration review the City of London policy on tree removal
                            service and provide a report at a future meeting of the ETC; it being noted
                            that J. Teodoro made a verbal presentation with respect to this matter.

23“ Report of     6.   (15a) That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
the SCPM
                  recommends that the 23rd Report of the Steering Committee on Pesticide
                  Management (SCPM) from its meeting held on April 1, 2004 BE RECEIVED AND
                  NOTED. (See attached report.)


II       YOUR COMMITTEE REPORTS:

London Animal           7.     (I)   That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Care Centre’s
Performance             received an information report from the Director of Water, Environment &
Statistics 2003         Customer Relations with respect to the London Animal Care Centre’s
                        Performance Statistics for 2003.

Update on the City      8.     (3)   That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
of London Air
Quality Strategy        received an information report from the Director of Water, Environment &
                        Customer Relations with respect to a report entitled “Air Quality in London:
                        Moving Forward Locally.”

WEAO Technical          9.      (4)    That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Symposium and
OPCEA Exhibition        received an information report from the Director of Wastewater & Treatment
                        with respect to the 33rd Annual Water Environment Association of Ontario
                        Technical Symposium and Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association
                        Exhibition to be held in London on April 18 - 20, 2004.

Parks By-law            IO.    (5)    That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Enforcement
                        received an information report from the Acting General Manager of Planning
                        and Development with respect to the Parks By-law Enforcement.

London Transit          11.    (8)    That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Passes for Low-
Income Persons          heard a verbal delegation from B. Morley, with respect to a request that London
                        Transit Bus passes be offered at a reduced rate to low-income persons.

Street Lighting         12.     (9)      That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Repair Service
                        heard a verbal delegation from T. Beckett, 139 Wellington Street, with respect
                        to street lighting repair service; it being noted that S. Maguire, Division Manager
                        of Parking and Traffic Signals provided the ETC with copies of the work orders
                        on the suggested street lighting issue.
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Stoplights at         13.     (10) That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Southdale Road
and Bostwick          received a communication from C. Flaherty with respect to the adjustment of
Road                  stoplights at Southdale Road and Bostwick Road; it being noted that the ETC
                      referred this matter to Civic Administration for consideration.

Response to           14.    (12) That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Position Paper
respecting the        received a communication from Dave Gardner, London Region Manufacturing
Water Component       Council with respect to the Position Paper on the Water Component of
of Development        Development Charges; it being noted that the ETC referred this matter to Civic
Charges
                      Administ rat ion for considerat ion.

Taxicab/Limousine     15.    (13, Added) That the Environment and Transportation Committee
Working Group
                      (ETC) heard a verbal update from M. Smibert, Manager of Licensing and
                      Elections with respect to the TaxicablLimousine Working Group’s Composition
                      and Mandate. The ETC deferred consideration of the Working Group
                      Composition and Mandate to a special meeting to be held on April 19, 2004
                      and requested that B.M.A. Management Consulting Inc. be in attendance at
                      that meeting.

Draft Pesticide By-   16.     (15) That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
law
                      heard a delegation from S. Trosow and Dr. P. Ainsworth of the London
                      Coalition Against Pesticides with respect to the Draft Pesticide By-law.

Snow Removal on       17.    (16) That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Walkways to
School Routes         received a communication from Lisa Churchill, 46 Alayne Crescent with respect
                      to snow removal on the walkways to White Oaks Public School and St. Anthony
                      Catholic School; it being noted that the ETC referred this matter to Civic
                      Administration for review of existing policies on snow removal of walkways.

Prioritization of     18.      (18) That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Grade Separation
at Railway            received a communication from Councillor R. Alder with respect to the
Crossings             prioritization of separating level rail and road crossing under the new criteria; it
                      being noted that the ETC requested Civic Administration to report on this matter
                      by Fall of 2004.

Subsidy - Private     19.            That the Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC)
Drain Connection
re: Brad and Kelly    heard a delegation from Brad and Kelly Howard, 41 Irving Place, with respect to
Howard, 41 Irving     a request to the City of London to subsidize the cost of servicing their private
Place                 drain connection. The ETC requested Civic Administration to provide a
                      transitional policy plan to the ETC by June 2004 concerning the assistance
                      provided to residents by the Corporation of the City of London with respect to
                      sewer/drainage repairs.

                                     The meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

				
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