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How they voted in January


Feb 24, 2017


This is a regular CATCH summary of votes at committee and council meetings. This report covers the month of January 2017. The first line of each entry identifies the issue, followed by a brief description. This is followed by the location of the vote. Multiple votes on the same issue are reported together. Absentees are only listed where reported in the minutes and where the missing councillors are members of that committee or decision-making body. Links are provided to source documents.  Note that the vast majority of council decisions are unanimous and the votes are not officially recorded. Changes to the city’s website mean it is no longer possible to provide direct links to motions and staff reports. 

Delegation request

A request by an individual to speak to committee about a retaining wall on her property was approved for a future meeting.

At Public Works Committee, January 16 Report p5

Recorded opposed: Conley, Ferguson

 

Authority to temporarily close roads

Staff proposed delegating authority to the general manager of public works to temporarily close roads for special events, instead of the current policy of obtaining approval from the public works committee. Committee tabled this item until an information report is provided.

At Public Works Committee, January 16 Report p5

Recorded opposed: Conley

 

Demolition of Gore Park buildings

The Municipal Heritage Committee heard from nine citizen delegations before recommending that the demolition permit application for the buildings at 24 and 28 King Street be denied. The planning committee heard from sixteen delegations and received 40 written comments before approving the demolition permit.

At Planning Committee, January 17 Minutes p17-22

Recorded opposed: Green, A Johnson, B Johnson

At City Council, January 25 Minutes p7

Recorded opposed: Green, A Johnson, B Johnson

 

Adult service regulations

A delegation request that the city’s licensing bylaw on adult services regulations be amended resulted in a motion by Green asking staff to report on the feasibility of such an amendment.

At Planning Committee, January 17 Minutes p22

Recorded opposed: Conley

 

Sports dome at Tim Horton’s Field

In February 2016 councillors received an unsolicited private proposal to install a bubble dome over the Tim Horton’s Field playing surface between December and April each year. Staff were asked to provide a report which was given to committee in January 2017 where a motion by Collins was approved that no action be taken until litigation respecting the facility is resolved.

At General Issues Committee, January 18 Minutes p3-4, 22-23 (9-5)

For: Collins, Conley, Eisenberger, Farr, Green, Jackson, A Johnson, Merulla, Whitehead

Against: Ferguson, B Johnson, Pearson, Skelly, VanderBeek

Absent: Pasuta, Partridge

 

Sludge treatment

Staff recommended approval of biosolids management project. A motion to table the matter for public consultation was defeated 4-10, before committee approved the project 10-4.

At General Issues Committee, January 18 Minutes p5-7, 24-25 (4-10) (10-4)

For tabling: Collins, Green, B Johnson, Merulla

Against: Conley, Eisenberger, Ferguson, Jackson, A Johnson, Partridge. Pearson, Skelly, VanderBeek , Whitehead

Absent: Farr, Pasuta

For approval: Conley, Eisenberger, Ferguson, Jackson, A Johnson, Partridge, Pearson, Skelly, VanderBeek, Whitehead

Against: Collins, Green, B Johnson, Merulla

Absent: Farr, Pasuta

At City Council, January 25 Minutes p7

Recorded opposed: Collins, Green, B Johnson, Merulla

 

LaSalle Park

In closed session councillors discussed the possible sale of LaSalle Park to the City of Burlington. In open session they voted to receive the report and take no further action.

At General Issues Committee, January 18 Minutes p14, 29 (8-6)

For: Collins, Conley, Green, Jackson, B Johnson, Merulla, Partridge, Skelly

Against: Eisenberger, Ferguson, A Johnson, Pearson, VanderBeek, Whitehead

Absent: Farr, Pasuta

 

Greenbelt removal

After hearing a delegation from the owners, a motion by Pearson was approved to again ask the provincial government to remove from the Greenbelt a parcel of land at the corner of Fifty Road and Barton Street.

At Planning Committee, January 31 Minutes p2, 9

Recorded opposed: Green, A Johnson

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