Item - 2011.EX13.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 29, 2011 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on November 21, 2011 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 29, 2011.
  • See also By-laws 1421-2011, 773-2012

EX13.2 - 2012 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the 2012 Solid Waste Rates as set out in Appendix A attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to become effective on January 1, 2012.

 

2.         City Council adopt the new Multi-Residential Billing System and Solid Waste Rate/Rebate Structure for Multi-Residential Curbside Collection (Subscription) customers as set out in Appendix B attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, with the rate structure to become effective on January 1, 2012.

 

3.         City Council adopt the expansion of Solid Waste Management Services' Commercial Collection Program to include Non-Residential Properties based on the eligibility criteria and principles as described in Appendix C attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, effective July 1, 2012.

 

4.         City Council adopt the rate structure and the billing system for the eligible Non-Residential Properties as set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, on a phase in schedule as follows:

           

a.         Beginning on July 1, 2012 - 25 percent of the applicable fees set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties;

 

b.         Beginning on January 1, 2013 - 50 percent of the applicable fees set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties;

 

c.         Beginning on January 1, 2014 - 75 percent of the applicable fees set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties; and

 

d.         Beginning on January 1, 2015 - 100 percent of the applicable fees for the year fees set out in Appendix D will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties.

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to charge the tip fees at City Transfer Stations, as set out in Appendix F attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to the charitable organizations listed in Appendix F, effective July 1, 2012 on the same phase in schedule as set out in Part 4 above.

 

6.         City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to offer a twice weekly premium organics collection service, effective January 1, 2012, to those eligible commercial properties on the Commercial Collection Program based on the rate set out in Appendix A attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services.

 

7.         City Council adopt the proposed modifications to the Commercial, ABCD and School Board Front-End Bulk Rates as set out in Appendix E attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and application of these charges to the customer's Utility Bill be approved effective July 1, 2012.

  

8.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to submit the necessary bills to Council required to implement Council’s decision.

 

Solid Waste Management - 2012 Recommended Operating Budget

 

9.         City Council approve the 2012 Recommended Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services (SWMS) of $345.836 million gross and $0.0 million net, comprised of the following services:

Gross

Net

Services

($000s)

($000s)

Program Support

65,378.1

(199,921.9))

Collection

116,705.5

112,867.9

Transfer

29,840.6

22,555.3

Processing

40,397.9

20,066.5

Disposal

93,513.9

44,432.1

Total Program Budget

345,836.1

0.0

 

10.        City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to organize 44 Community Environment Days by reducing the cost of Environment days as follows:

 

Salaries/Benefits                                                         $32,500

 

Reduce the promotion budget per event

from $1,000 to $500                                                   $22,000

 

Security/Paid Duty and General

Printing/Brochures                                                      $68,000

 

Total                                                                            $122,500

 

 

11.       City Council request the Acting General Manager Solid Waste Management Services and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Budget Committee as part of the 2011 Year-End Variance Report on the actual net contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund.

 

12.       City Council request the Acting General Manager of Solid Waste Management in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee and the Budget Committee prior to the 2013 Budget Process to reconfirm City Council's commitment to continue with the 70 percent Waste Diversion Program and to recommend a supporting Multi-Year Rate Strategy.

 

13.       City Council maintain the information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 as confidential until the outcome of City Council's decision has been communicated to Unions and affected staff.

 

14.       City Council not eliminate the extra curbside recycling pick-up of bags and the resulting costs be offset by the reduction of the capital contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund by a corresponding amount.

 

15.       City Council direct that a portion of the existing Solid Waste Management Services' Education and Communications budget be allocated towards proper recycling education.

 

16.       City Council allocate funding from the Solid Waste Management Services promotion and education budget to a public education campaign targeted for multi-residential tenants that includes, but is not limited to:

 

-            the importance of using green bin for organics;

-            the importance of using blue bin for recycling;

-            the importance of reducing garbage output to 2/3 of a standard garbage bag bi-weekly;

-            any changes to the multi-residential fee structure; and

-            relevant issues related to tenants.

 

17.       City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to ensure that the public education goals stated in Part 16 above be delivered to multi-residential tenants through a variety of means including, but is not limited to:

 

-            direct mail;

-            posters that can be placed in common areas of multi-residential dwelling; and

-            public information sessions held at City facilities.

 

Solid Waste Management - 2012 Recommended Capital Budget & 2013-2021 Capital Plan

 

18.       City Council approve the 2012 Recommended Capital Budget for Solid Waste Management Services with a total project cost of $85.681 million, and 2012 cash flow of $103.272 million and future year commitments of $100.486 million comprised of the following:

 

a.         New Cash Flow Funding for:

 

i           16 new sub-projects with a 2012 total project cost of $85.681 million that requires cash flow of $43.603 million in 2012, $4.479 million in 2013, $7.630 million in 2014, $3.179 million in 2015, $3.046 million in 2016, $2.258 million in 2017, $4.939 million in 2018, $5.379 million in 2019, $5.584 million in 2020 and $5.584 million in 2021; and

 

ii          24 previously approved sub-projects that require cash flow of $16.047 million in 2012, $28.752 million in 2013, $23.856 million in 2014 and $5.800 million in 2015; and

 

b.         2012 approved cash flow for 15 previously approved sub-projects with carry forward funding from 2011 into 2012 totalling $43.622 million.

 

19.       City Council approve new recoverable debt service costs of $0.620 million in 2012 and incremental debt costs of $3.401 million in 2013, $0.579 million in 2014, $0.882 million in 2015, $0.402 million in 2016, $0.372 million in 2017, $0.341 million in 2018, $0.637 million in 2019, $0.689 million in 2020 and $0.711 million in 2021 resulting from the approval of the 2012 Recommended Capital Budget, to be included in the 2012 and future year operating budgets.

 

20.       City Council approve the 2013-2021 Recommended Capital Plan for Solid Waste Management Services totalling $456.098 million in project estimates, comprised of $75.949 million in 2013; $156.502 million in 2014; $107.374 million in 2015; $16.239 million in 2016; $16.724 million in 2017;  $19.343 million in 2018; $19.447 million in 2019; $22.152 million in 2020; and, $22.368 million in 2021.

 

21.       City Council consider operating savings of $1.156 million in 2012, $1.309 million in 2013 (including an 7 additional positions); and incremental costs of $4.229 million in 2014 (including an 12 additional positions) and $4.386 million in 2015 (including an 18 additional positions), savings of $0.333 million in 2016 (including deletion of 10 positions) as well as incremental costs of $0.047 million per year from 2017 to 2021 emanating from the approval of the 2012 Recommended Capital Budget for inclusion in the 2012 and future year operating budgets.

 

22.       City Council approve that all sub-projects with third party financing be approved conditionally, subject to the receipt of such funding and if such financing is not forthcoming, their priority and funding be reassessed by City Council relative to other City-financed priorities and needs.

 

23.       City Council request the Acting General Manager of Solid Waste Management Services, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report on a complete financial assessment regarding the viability of proceeding with the Mechanical and Biological Treatment Facility to the Budget Committee prior to the 2013 Budget Process including how this facility will impact the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Solid Waste Management Services.

 

24.       City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to report with recommendations to the appropriate committee as soon as possible on a fair and equitable means by which solid waste service fees can be calculated and charged without resort to the mathematical process of applying charges and crediting rebates on each invoice.

 

25.       City Council receive the Budget Briefing Notes and Wrap Up Notes for both the 2012 Operating and Capital Budgets of the 2012 Rate Supported Budget for Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates for information.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 referred to in Part 13 above, remains confidential in its entirety, at this time, in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it relates to personal matters about identifiable individuals. The confidential information will be made public once the outcome of City Council’s decision has been communicated to the Union and affected staff.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2011) Letter from the Budget Committee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42353.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on the Recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42345.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix A - Recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42346.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix B - Proposed New Multi-Residential Billing System and Rate Structure for Multi-Residential Curbside Collection (Subscription) Customers
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42337.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix C - Proposed Expansion of Commercial Collection Program to Eligible Non-Residential Properties
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42338.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix D - Proposed Non-Residential Customers Properties Billing System and Rate Structure
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42339.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix E - Proposed Modifications to Commercial, ABCD and School Board Bulk Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42340.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix F - List of Charitable Organizations who currently do not pay tipping fees at City Transfer Stations and Proposed Fee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42341.pdf
(November 4, 2011) City Budget 2012 - Solid Waste Management Services Capital Budget Analyst Notes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42342.pdf
(November 4, 2011) City Budget 2012 - Solid Waste Management Services Operating Budget Analyst Notes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42343.pdf
(November 10, 2011) Appendices 3, 4 and 5 - Solid Waste Management Capital Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42348.pdf
(November 10, 2011) Appendices 3 and 4 - Solid Waste Management Operating Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42349.pdf
(November 10, 2011) Presentation from the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on the Solid Waste Management Services 2012 Recommended Operating and Capital Budget and 2013 - 2021 Capital Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42350.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Memo from the Director, Financial Planning Division regarding Rate Supported Programs - Briefing Notes on Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Issues
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42472.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Wrap-Notes to Executive Committee - 2012 Recommended Operating Budget Rate Supported Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42489.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Wrap-Notes to Executive Committee - 2012-2021 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan - Rate Supported Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42490.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(November 28, 2011) Supplementary report from the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services - reduce gapping of staff positions (EX13.2b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-42598.pdf
(December 1, 2011) Submission by the Acting Director, Solid Waste Management Services - list of non-residential contacts (EX13.2c)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-42775.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 18, 2011) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.New.EX13.2.1)
(November 21, 2011) E-mail from Karen Buck, President, Citizens for a Safe Environment (EX.New.EX13.2.2)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Redundant)

That the 2012 Recommended Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services be amended by increasing the number of Community Environment Days from 11 events to 22 events and the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, be directed to find further efficiencies in the 2012 Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services to accommodate the additional cost of $52,000.00.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 1 by Councillor Minnan-Wong redundant, given that Council has adopted motion 2 by Councillor Shiner, which establishes the number of Community Environment Days.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to organize 44 Community Environment Days by reducing the cost of Environment days as follows:

 

Salaries/Benefits                                                         $32,500

 

Reduce the promotion budget per event

from $1,000 to $500                                                   $22,000

 

Security/Paid Duty and General

Printing/Brochures                                                      $68,000

 

Total                                                                            $122,500

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-29-2011 6:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.2 - Motion 2 - Shiner
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Ron Moeser, Michael Thompson

3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 3 and offset the $2.9 million cost by a corresponding reduction in the contribution to reserve and add a new Recommendation 3 as follows:

 

Recommendation 3 to be deleted:

 

3.         City Council adopt the expansion of Solid Waste Management Services' Commercial Collection Program to include Non-Residential Properties based on the eligibility criteria and principles as described in Appendix C attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, effective July 1, 2012.

 

New Recommendation 3:

 

3.         The General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on increasing diversion rates at Charities, Institutions, and Religious Organizations, currently receiving services free of charge.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-29-2011 6:48 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX13.2 - Motion 3 - Layton
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Ron Moeser, Michael Thompson

4a - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Redundant)

That Motion 1 by Councillor Minnan Wong be amended by adding to the end the words "and that each City Councillor, working with those Members in adjoining Wards, be given equal opportunity to choose the best location for Community Environment Days" so that it now reads:

 

That the 2012 Recommended Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services be amended by increasing the number of Community Environment Days from 11 events to 22 events and the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, be directed to find further efficiencies in the 2012 Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services to accommodate the additional cost of $52,000.00 and that each City Councillor, working with those Members in adjoining Wards, be given equal opportunity to choose the best location for Community Environment Days.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 4a by Councillor Mammoliti redundant, given that Council has adopted motion 2 by Councillor Shiner, which establishes the number of Community Environment Days.


4b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That City Council prohibit the distribution of union propoganda by public sector and private sector employees at Community Environment Days.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-29-2011 6:47 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX13.2 - Motion 4b - Mammoliti
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak
Total members that voted No: 27 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Ron Moeser, Michael Thompson

5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council allocate funding from the Solid Waste Management Services promotion and education budget to a public education campaign targeted for multi-residential tenants that includes, but is not limited to:

 

-           the importance of using green bin for organics;

-           the importance of using blue bin for recycling;

-           the importance of reducing garbage output to 2/3 of a standard garbage bag bi-weekly;

-           any changes to the multi-residential fee structure; and

-           relevant issues related to tenants.

 

2.         City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to ensure that the public education goals stated in Recommendation 1 above be delivered to multi-residential tenants through a variety of means including, but is not limited to:

-           direct mail;

-           posters that can be placed in common areas of multi-residential dwelling; and

-           public information sessions held at City facilities.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-29-2011 6:54 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.2 - Motion 5 - Matlow
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Sarah Doucette, Ron Moeser, Michael Thompson

6 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 5 and insert a new Recommendation 5 as follows:

 

Recommendation 5 to be deleted:

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to charge the tip fees at City Transfer Stations, as set out in Appendix F attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to the charitable organizations listed in Appendix F, effective July 1, 2012 on the same phase in schedule as set out in Recommendation 5.

 

New Recommendation 5:

 

5.         City Council eliminate any charge of tipping fees at City Transfer Stations to the charitable organizations listed in Appendix F, attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, namely the Canadian Charity Association; Children's Aid Society of Toronto; Furniture Bank, Goodwill Services; Metropolitan Toronto Habitat for Humanity; Oasis Addiction Recovery Society; Salvation Army; St. Vincent De Paul The War Amputations of Canada; Yonge Street Mission / Christian Community Centre; and direct that an offset be created through a corresponding reduction in the Contribution to Reserve.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-29-2011 6:52 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX13.2 - Motion 6 - Wong-Tam
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Sarah Doucette, Ron Moeser, Michael Thompson

7 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

In the event that motion 3 by Councillor Layton fails, City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 4 so that the implementation schedule is as follows:

 

4.         a.        Beginning on January 1, 2013 - 25 percent of the applicable fees set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties.

 

b.         Beginning on January 1, 2014 - 50 percent of the applicable fees set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties.

 

c.         Beginning on January 1, 2015 - 75 percent of the applicable fees set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties.

 

d.         Beginning on January 1, 2016 - 100 percent of the applicable fees for the year fees set out in Appendix D will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-29-2011 6:50 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX13.2 - Perks Motion 7
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Sarah Doucette, Ron Moeser, Michael Thompson

8 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday (Redundant)

That City Council increase the number of Community Environment Days from 11 events to 12 events (3 per Community Council District) at no increase in cost.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 8 by Deputy Mayor Holyday redundant, given that Council has adopted motion 2 by Councillor Shiner, which establishes the number of Community Environment Days.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-29-2011 6:55 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.2 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Sarah Doucette, Ron Moeser, Michael Thompson

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council end the debate on Item EX13.2 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Nov-29-2011 6:42 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - EX13.2 - Carroll - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Doug Holyday, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Councillor Minnan-Wong's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Nov-29-2011 5:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.2 - extend Councillor Minnan-Wong's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Shiner's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Nov-29-2011 5:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.2 - Extend Councillor Shiner's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 21 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Vaughan's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Nov-29-2011 5:47 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX13.2 - Extend Councillor Vaughan's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 18 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

2a - Budget Briefing Notes and Wrap Up Notes - 2012 Rate Supported Budgets -Toronto Water and 2012 Water and Wastewater Rates and Service Fees

Background Information (Committee)

(November 21, 2011) Memo from the Director, Financial Planning Division regarding Rate Supported Programs - Briefing Notes on Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Issues
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42474.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Operating Budget Briefing Notes -Table of Contents-Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42480.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Budget Briefing Note 2 - 2012 Operating Budget - Original Intent of 70% Diversion-Long Term Financing - Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42481.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Budget Briefing Note 3 - 2012 Operating Budget - Status of Multi Year Fee Strategy - Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42482.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Budget Briefing Note 4 - 2012 Operating Budget - Impact on Multi-Unit Buildings Green Bin Program Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42483.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Budget Briefing Note 5 - 2012 Operating Budget-Bridging of Single Stream Processing Contracts - Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42484.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Wrap-Notes to Executive Committee - 2012 Recommended Operating Budget Rate Supported Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42492.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Wrap-Notes to Executive Committee - 2012-2021 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan - Rate Supported Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42491.pdf

EX13.2 - 2012 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the 2012 Solid Waste Rates as set out in Appendix A attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to become effective on January 1, 2012.

 

2.         City Council adopt the new Multi-Residential Billing System and Solid Waste Rate/Rebate Structure for Multi-Residential Curbside Collection (Subscription) customers as set out in Appendix B attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, with the rate structure to become effective on January 1, 2012.

 

3.         City Council adopt the expansion of Solid Waste Management Services' Commercial Collection Program to include Non-Residential Properties based on the eligibility criteria and principles as described in Appendix C attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, effective July 1, 2012.

 

4.         Subject to the adoption of Recommendation 4, City Council adopt the rate structure and the billing system for the eligible Non-Residential Properties as set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, on a phase in schedule as follows:

           

a.         Beginning on July 1, 2012 - 25 percent of the applicable fees set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties.

 

b.         Beginning on January 1, 2013 - 50 percent of the applicable fees set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties.

 

c.         Beginning on January 1, 2014 - 75 percent of the applicable fees set out in Appendix D attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties.

 

d.         Beginning on January 1, 2015 - 100 percent of the applicable fees for the year fees set out in Appendix D will be charged to the eligible Non-Residential Properties.

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to charge the tip fees at City Transfer Stations, as set out in Appendix F attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to the charitable organizations listed in Appendix F, effective July 1, 2012 on the same phase in schedule as set out in Recommendation 5.

 

6.         City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to offer a twice weekly premium organics collection service, effective January 1, 2012, to those eligible commercial properties on the Commercial Collection Program based on the rate set out in Appendix A attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services.

 

7.         City Council adopt the proposed modifications to the Commercial, ABCD and School Board Front-End Bulk Rates as set out in Appendix E attached to the report (November 4, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and application of these charges to the customer's Utility Bill be approved effective July 1, 2012.

 

8.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to submit the necessary bills to Council required to implement the above recommendations.

 

Solid Waste Management - 2012 Recommended Operating Budget

 

9.         City Council approve the 2012 Recommended Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services (SWMS) of $345.836 million gross and $0.0 million net, comprised of the following services:

Gross

Net

Services

($000s)

($000s)

Program Support

65,378.1

(199,921.9))

Collection

116,705.5

112,867.9

Transfer

29,840.6

22,555.3

Processing

40,397.9

20,066.5

Disposal

93,513.9

44,432.1

Total Program Budget

345,836.1

0.0

 

10.       City Council request the Acting General Manager Solid Waste Management Services and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Budget Committee as part of the 2011 Year-End Variance Report on the actual net contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund;

 

11.       City Council request the Acting General Manager of Solid Waste Management in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee and the Budget Committee prior to the 2013 Budget Process to reconfirm City Council's commitment to continue with the 70 percent Waste Diversion Program and to recommend a supporting Multi-Year Rate Strategy;

 

12.       City Council maintain the information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 as confidential until the outcome of City Council's decision has been communicated to Unions and affected staff.

 

13.       City Council not eliminate the extra curbside recycling pick-up of bags and the resulting costs be offset by the reduction of the capital contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund by a corresponding amount.

 

14.       City Council direct that a portion of the existing Solid Waste Management Services' Education and Communications budget be allocated towards proper recycling education.

 

Solid Waste Management - 2012 Recommended Capital Budget & 2013-2021 Capital Plan

 

15.       City Council approve the 2012 Recommended Capital Budget for Solid Waste Management Services with a total project cost of $85.681 million, and 2012 cash flow of $103.272 million and future year commitments of $100.486 million comprised of the following:

 

a)         New Cash Flow Funding for:

 

i)          16 new sub-projects with a 2012 total project cost of $85.681 million that requires cash flow of $43.603 million in 2012, $4.479 million in 2013, $7.630 million in 2014, $3.179 million in 2015, $3.046 million in 2016, $2.258 million in 2017, $4.939 million in 2018, $5.379 million in 2019, $5.584 million in 2020 and $5.584 million in 2021;

 

ii)         24 previously approved sub-projects that require cash flow of $16.047 million in 2012, $28.752 million in 2013, $23.856 million in 2014 and $5.800 million in 2015;

 

b)         2012 approved cash flow for 15 previously approved sub-projects with carry forward funding from 2011 into 2012 totalling $43.622 million

 

16.       City Council approve new recoverable debt service costs of $0.620 million in 2012 and incremental debt costs of $3.401 million in 2013, $0.579 million in 2014, $0.882 million in 2015, $0.402 million in 2016, $0.372 million in 2017, $0.341 million in 2018, $0.637 million in 2019, $0.689 million in 2020 and $0.711 million in 2021 resulting from the approval of the 2012 Recommended Capital Budget, to be included in the 2012 and future year operating budgets

 

17.       City Council approve the 2013-2021 Recommended Capital Plan for Solid Waste Management Services totalling $456.098 million in project estimates, comprised of $75.949 million in 2013; $156.502 million in 2014; $107.374 million in 2015; $16.239 million in 2016; $16.724 million in 2017;  $19.343 million in 2018; $19.447 million in 2019; $22.152 million in 2020; and, $22.368 million in 2021; and,

 

18.       City Council consider operating savings of $1.156 million in 2012, $1.309 million in 2013 (including an 7 additional positions); and incremental costs of $4.229 million in 2014 (including an 12 additional positions) and $4.386 million in 2015 (including an 18 additional positions), savings of $0.333 million in 2016 (including deletion of 10 positions) as well as incremental costs of $0.047 million per year from 2017 to 2021 emanating from the approval of the 2012 Recommended Capital Budget for inclusion in the 2012 and future year operating budgets.

 

19.       City Council approve that all sub-projects with third party financing be approved conditionally, subject to the receipt of such funding and if such financing is not forthcoming, their priority and funding be reassessed by City Council relative to other City-financed priorities and needs;

 

20.       City Council request the Acting General Manager of Solid Waste Management Services, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report on a complete financial assessment regarding the viability of proceeding with the Mechanical and Biological Treatment Facility to the Budget Committee prior to the 2013 Budget Process including how this facility will impact the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Solid Waste Management Services.

 

21.       City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to report with recommendations to the appropriate committee as soon as possible on a fair and equitable means by which solid waste service fees can be calculated and charged without resort to the mathematical process of applying charges and crediting rebates on each invoice.

 

22.       City Council receive the Budget Briefing Notes and Wrap Up Notes for both the 2012 Operating and Capital Budgets of the 2012 Rate Supported Budget for Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee requested the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to report directly to Council on the following motion by Councillor Shiner:

 

"That City Council not reduce the gapping of staff positions from 3.5% to 2%, for savings of $1.32 million."

 

The Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, made a presentation to the Executive Committee.

Origin

(November 10, 2011) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

This report outlines the recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates arising from concurrent adoption of the 2012 Solid Waste Management Services Recommended Operating and Capital Budgets.  The recommended rates represent a 0 percent increase from the 2011 rates with the exception of the following:

 

  •  the existing Multi-Residential rate structure for bulk collection customers be applied to Multi-Residential Curbside Collection (Subscription)Properties;

 

  • the existing Commercial Collection Program be expanded to include previously excluded properties, such as but not limited to hospitals,  libraries, places of worship,  properties which provides community support services, profit and non-profit nursing/retirement homes and charitable organizations;

 

  • the charging of tip fees at Transfer Stations to charitable organizations;

 

  • a rate structure adjustment for Commercial, Agencies, Boards, Commissions, Departments, and School Board Front-End Bulk Collection to be based on a linear cubic yard basis;

 

  • the establishment of a Twice Weekly Premium Organics service and fee for Commercial Properties on the Commercial Collection program; and

 

  • a new transfer station load weighing service and fee to permit haulers to weigh their load for their own information;

 

The expected revenue change from the Multi-Residential Curbside Collection properties is approximately $3.72 million.  This represents 1.52 percent of the total Volume-Based user fees.  The remaining fee changes represent an additional $0.37 million in other revenue.

Background Information

(November 10, 2011) Letter from the Budget Committee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42353.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on the Recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42345.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix A - Recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42346.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix B - Proposed New Multi-Residential Billing System and Rate Structure for Multi-Residential Curbside Collection (Subscription) Customers
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42337.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix C - Proposed Expansion of Commercial Collection Program to Eligible Non-Residential Properties
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42338.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix D - Proposed Non-Residential Customers Properties Billing System and Rate Structure
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42339.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix E - Proposed Modifications to Commercial, ABCD and School Board Bulk Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42340.pdf
(November 4, 2011) Appendix F - List of Charitable Organizations who currently do not pay tipping fees at City Transfer Stations and Proposed Fee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42341.pdf
(November 4, 2011) City Budget 2012 - Solid Waste Management Services Capital Budget Analyst Notes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42342.pdf
(November 4, 2011) City Budget 2012 - Solid Waste Management Services Operating Budget Analyst Notes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42343.pdf
(November 10, 2011) Appendices 3, 4 and 5 - Solid Waste Management Capital Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42348.pdf
(November 10, 2011) Appendices 3 and 4 - Solid Waste Management Operating Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42349.pdf
(November 10, 2011) Presentation from the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on the Solid Waste Management Services 2012 Recommended Operating and Capital Budget and 2013 - 2021 Capital Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42350.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Memo from the Director, Financial Planning Division regarding Rate Supported Programs - Briefing Notes on Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Issues
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42472.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Wrap-Notes to Executive Committee - 2012 Recommended Operating Budget Rate Supported Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42489.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Wrap-Notes to Executive Committee - 2012-2021 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan - Rate Supported Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42490.pdf

Communications

(November 18, 2011) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.New.EX13.2.1)
(November 21, 2011) E-mail from Karen Buck, President, Citizens for a Safe Environment (EX.New.EX13.2.2)

Speakers

Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Adam Vaughan
Councillor Josh Matlow
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Withdrawn)

 

That the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services report directly to Council on the feasibility of the following:

 

1.  For seniors and the physically challenged, a request can be made through Solid Waste Management or the local City Councillor's office (accompanied by a signed form from a Doctor) for the bins to be picked up directly from the verandas and porches of those who are unable to get the bin to the curb;

 

2.  For residents who are unable to store the large bins anywhere on their property, or unable to carry a large bin to the curb due to excessive amount of steps residents can request to use 2 small bins rather than a large one, at no additional cost;

 

3.  In special cases, where no other suitable compromise can be found, residents can request through Solid Waste Management Services, special permission to use see through clear plastic bags to put out their recycling going forward instead of the bins.

 

 


2 - Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

 

That Motion 1 by Councillor Palacio be withdrawn.

 


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Lost)

 

That the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services report directly to Council on the feasibility of increasing the City-Wide Environment Days to 22, with each day taking place on a site in each of the 22 provincial ridings in the City.

 

 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-21-2011

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford (Chair), Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That the extra curbside recycling pick-up of bags not be eliminated from the 2012 Operating Budget and the capital contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund be reduced by a corresponding amount.

 

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-21-2011

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford (Chair), Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

5 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Lost)

That the Community Environment Days not be eliminated from the 2012 Operating Budget and the capital contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund be reduced by a corresponding amount.

 

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-21-2011

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford (Chair), Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

6 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Referred)

That City Council not reduce the gapping of staff positions from 3.5% to 2%, for savings of $1.32 million.

 


7 - Motion to Refer Motion moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That Motion 6 by Councillor Shiner be referred to the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management for a report directly to Council.

 

 

Vote (Refer Motion) Nov-21-2011

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford (Chair), Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

8 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

That a portion of the existing education and communications budget of Solid Waste Management Services be allocated towards proper recycling education.

 

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-21-2011

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Mike Del Grande, Doug Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

9 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Lost)

That the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services report directly to Council on options to replace free garbage tags with Amnesty Days or some other alternative to allow for the collection of additional waste.

 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-21-2011

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Doug Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford (Chair), Norman Kelly, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

10 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Carried)

That City Council receive the Budget Briefing Notes and Wrap Up Notes for both the 2012 Operating and Capital Budgets of the 2012 Rate Supported Budget for Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2012 Solid Waste Rates.

 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-21-2011

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford (Chair), Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

11 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Carried)

 

 

2a - Budget Briefing Notes and Wrap Up Notes - 2012 Rate Supported Budgets -Toronto Water and 2012 Water and Wastewater Rates and Service Fees

Origin

(November 21, 2011) Memo from the Director, Financial Planning Division

Summary

Memo from the Director, Financial Planning Division attaching Budget Briefing Notes and Wrap Up Notes for 2012 Rate Supported Budgets -Toronto Water and 2012 Water and Wastewater Rates and Service Fees.

Background Information

(November 21, 2011) Memo from the Director, Financial Planning Division regarding Rate Supported Programs - Briefing Notes on Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Issues
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42474.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Operating Budget Briefing Notes -Table of Contents-Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42480.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Budget Briefing Note 2 - 2012 Operating Budget - Original Intent of 70% Diversion-Long Term Financing - Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42481.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Budget Briefing Note 3 - 2012 Operating Budget - Status of Multi Year Fee Strategy - Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42482.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Budget Briefing Note 4 - 2012 Operating Budget - Impact on Multi-Unit Buildings Green Bin Program Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42483.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Budget Briefing Note 5 - 2012 Operating Budget-Bridging of Single Stream Processing Contracts - Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42484.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Wrap-Notes to Executive Committee - 2012 Recommended Operating Budget Rate Supported Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42492.pdf
(November 21, 2011) Wrap-Notes to Executive Committee - 2012-2021 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan - Rate Supported Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-42491.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council