Item - 2014.MM52.4

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 10, 2014 without amendments.

MM52.4 - Lead in Drinking Water Mitigation Strategy - by Councillor Janet Davis, seconded by Councillor Sarah Doucette

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the Medical Officer of Health, in consultation with General Manager, Toronto Water, to submit a report to the August 18, 2014 meeting of the Board of Health, such report to include:

 

a.         recent research findings on health impacts of lead in drinking water;

 

b.         an update on the implementation of Toronto's public education programs on lead in drinking water;

 

c.         test results and protocols required by the Ministry of Education with respect to lead pipes in schools; and

 

d.         any recommended improvements to the Lead in Drinking Water Mitigation Strategy from a public health perspective.

 

2.         City Council direct the General Manager, Toronto Water, in consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, to submit a report to the August 13, 2014 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the implementation of the Lead in Drinking Water Mitigation Strategy, including implementation updates on the Corrosion Control Program, Water Service Replacement Program, and Faucet Filter Program.

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to submit a report to the August 13, 2014 meeting of Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility of developing a Lead Service Replacement Loan program with installments paid through water bills or property taxes based on a model similar to the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP).

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water to report to the August 13, 2014 meeting of Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility and estimated cost of:

 

a.         restoring the 5,000 "planned" lead service replacements on streets scheduled for  resurfacing and "stand-alone" service replacement in conjunction with the Water Meter Replacement program that were cut in 2011;  and

 

b.         reducing the service standard of "up to 12 weeks" and increasing the number of  Priority "High-Lead" service replacements.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM52.4 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Jun-11-2014 2:26 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM52.4 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-13-2014 5:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM52.4 - Parts 1 and 2
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker (Chair), Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Norman Kelly
Total members that were Absent: 21 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-13-2014 5:17 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM52.4 - Parts 3 and 4
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, John Parker (Chair), Gord Perks, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council