PLANNING & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES COMMITTEE MINUTES
<br />APRIL 9, 2018 CITY OF KITCHENER
<br />The Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee met this date, commencing at 7:00 p.m.
<br />Present: Councillor P. Singh, Chair
<br />Mayor B. Vrbanovic and Councillors S. Davey, F. Etherington, Y. Fernandes, K.
<br />Galloway-Sealock, J. Gazzola, B. Ioannidis, Z. Janecki, S. Marsh and D. Schnider.
<br />Staff: D. Chapman, Chief Administrative Officer
<br /> M. May, Deputy CAO & General Manager, Community Services
<br /> V. Raab, General Manager, Corporate Services
<br /> J. Readman, General Manager, Development Services
<br /> J. Lautenbach, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services
<br /> D. McGoldrick, General Manager, Infrastructure Services
<br /> H. Gross, Director, Engineering
<br /> A. Pinard, Director, Planning
<br /> R. Hagey, Director, Financial Planning
<br /> L. Tansley, Assistant City Solicitor
<br /> D. Ross, Manager, Development Review
<br /> G. Stevenson, Planner
<br /> J. Rodrigues, Committee Administrator
<br />1. INS-18-012 - MIDDLE STRASBURG TRUNK SANITARY SEWER
<br /> - CREDIT/REFUND AGREEMENT REQUEST
<br />The Committee considered Infrastructure Services Department report INS-18-012, dated
<br />February 6, 2018 recommending a credit/refund agreement for the costs of the engineering
<br />fees and construction of the Middle Strasburg Trunk Sanitary Sewer (MSTSS). The Committee
<br />was in receipt this date of correspondence from Goodmans LLP requesting that Stamm
<br />Investments Limited be included as a participating developer in the financing of the MSTSS
<br />extension and approved as an additional signatory to the Credit/Refund Agreement Request.
<br />Mr. C. Robson, Robson Carpenter LLP, addressed the Committee on behalf of the developers
<br />in support of the credit/refund agreement.
<br />On motion by Councillor K. Galloway-Sealock
<br />it was resolved:
<br />That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute a development charges
<br />credit/refund agreement with the developers (Kitchener Green 3 Developments Inc.,
<br />Kitchener Green Developments Inc., Activa Holdings Inc., 2079546 Ontario Limited,
<br />Activa Investment Corporation, South Estates Kitchener G.P. Inc., Big Spring Farms
<br />Limited, B & B Kieswetter Excavating Inc., Deerfield Homes Ltd.) in respect to the
<br />developers payment for the costs of the engineering fees and construction of the Middle
<br />Strasburg Trunk Sanitary Sewer (MSTSS), in addition the agreement will contain
<br />provisions authorizing the acceptance of lands from the developers by the municipality
<br />on which the project will be constructed, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, as
<br />outlined in Infrastructure Service Department report INS-18-012.
<br />Councillor P. Singh advised this is a formal public meeting to consider applications under the
<br />Planning Act. If a person or public body that would otherwise have an ability to appeal a decision of
<br />the City of Kitchener to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, but the person or public body does not
<br />make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Kitchener
<br />before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.
<br />2. INS-18-024 - LONG TERM COMMUNITY GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION TARGET
<br />The Committee considered Infrastructure Services Department report INS-18-024, dated
<br />March 26, 2018 recommending a community greenhouse gas emission reduction target of
<br />80% below 2010 levels by 2050. Ms. T. Davidson and Ms. M.J. Patterson presented the
<br />Report and responded to questions from the Committee.
<br />Mr. Tony Brijpaul, Mr. Martin Edmonds, Priyanka Lloyd, Laura Hamilton and Mary Lou Klassen
<br />addressed the Committee in support of the proposed target.