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COMMUNITY & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES COMMITTEE MINUTES <br />JUNE 18, 2018CITY OF KITCHENER <br />The Community and Infrastructure Services Committee met this date, commencing at 11:00 a.m. <br />Present:CouncillorK. Galloway-Sealock–Chair <br />Mayor B. Vrbanovic and Councillors S. Davey, F. Etherington, Y. Fernandes, J. Gazzola, <br />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 />D. McGoldrick,General Manager, Infrastructure Services <br />J. Readman, General Manager, Development Services <br />J. Lautenbach, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services <br />V. Raab, General Manager, Corporate Services <br />C. Bluhm, Executive Director, Economic Development <br />G. MacNeil, Director, By-law Enforcement <br />K. Carmichael, Interim Director, Transportation Services <br />M. Hildebrand, Director, Neighbourhood Programs and Services <br />R. Lusk, Director, Operations –Roadsand Traffic <br />A. McCrimmon-Jones, Transportation Planning Project Manager <br />B. Bennett, Manager, Business Development <br />B. Cheyne, Manager, Sport Development and Golf <br />E. Pastrik, Manager, Maintenance Operations <br />L. Stewart,Manager, Project and Energy Management <br />A. Mick,Utilities Water Engineer <br />J. Joseph,Supervisor, Neighbourhood Development Office <br />D. Kropf,Active Transportation Planning Project Manager <br />J. Rodrigues, Committee Administrator <br />D. Saunderson, Committee Administrator <br />1.INS-18-023 –WINTER SIDEWALK MAINTENANCEREVIEW <br />The Committee considered InfrastructureServices Department report INS-18-023, dated May <br />31, 2018 recommending approval of the proposed winter sidewalk maintenance programfor the <br />2018/2019 winter season, and the purchase of one Trackless municipal tractor.Ms. R. Lusk was <br />in attendance to respond to questions from the Committee. <br />Mr. A. McCrimmon-Jones provided an overview of the Report, including: the project background; <br />project objectives;an overview of the currentwinter sidewalk maintenance program; an overview <br />of engagement activities; the proposed winter sidewalk maintenance program; and, next steps. <br />He stated staff are recommending piloting various initiatives in the 2018/2019 winter season and <br />anticipatereporting back to Council in June 2019 with recommendations on the preferred <br />sidewalk winter maintenance program. Ms. D. McGoldrick advised at the June 2018 Audit <br />Committee meeting,Council was in receipt of an auditreviewof the entire winter maintenance <br />program, which contained 75 recommendations. She noted at that meeting,Council had <br />requested an Issue Paper be prepared for the 2019 Budget processon a possible windrow winter <br />maintenance program. She indicated both the sidewalk winter maintenance and windrow <br />program review are significant bodies of work that cannotbe completed simultaneously inthe <br />upcoming winter. Ms. McGoldrick stated staff are committed to achieving a meaningful sidewalk <br />winter maintenance program and intend on providingrecommendations regarding a possible <br />windrow program in June 2019 in conjunction with the recommendations from the sidewalk <br />winter maintenance program. <br />Mr. M. Boos, TriTag, addressed the Committee in support of the recommendation outlined in <br />Report INS-18-023. He stated in his opinion,improving sidewalk winter maintenance should <br />have a focus on improving mobility. He noted the recommendation would pilot a number of winter <br />initiatives that would givea greater understanding of whichinitiatives are most effective and the <br />direction the City should pursue. He stated at this time,TriTag does not have a position on what <br />would be the preferred alternative. <br />Ms. S. Giles and Ms. D. Clelland, Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee (GRAAC), <br />addressed the Committee in support of the City assuming a sidewalk winter maintenance <br />program. Ms. Giles indicated there are surrounding municipalities that currently undertake <br />sidewalkclearingon behalf of residentsand encouraged the City to reach out to them to learn <br />more about their programs. <br />