Item - 2018.EX34.13

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 22, 2018 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on May 14, 2018 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on May 22, 2018.
  • See also By-law 1259-2018

EX34.13 - Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 22, 23 and 24, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council authorize the establishment and implementation of a Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program in accordance with the terms of reference set out in Appendix 1 to the report (April 30, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Treasurer to establish and implement any further necessary administrative details and eligibility criteria of the Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Treasurer and Acting General Manager, Toronto Water, in accordance with the terms of reference authorized by City Council in Part 1 above, and to otherwise administer the Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program as the Treasurer considers appropriate.

 

3.  City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 849, Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill, and any other necessary Municipal Code Chapters as may be required to give effect to City Council's decision.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to implement City Council's decision, subject to any necessary refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, as may be identified by the City Solicitor, the Chief Financial Officer and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 30, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Toronto Water on Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-114769.pdf
Appendix 1 - Terms of Reference for the City of Toronto Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-114870.pdf

EX34.13 - Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the establishment and implementation of a Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program in accordance with the terms of reference set out in Appendix 1 to the report (April 30, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Treasurer to establish and implement any further necessary administrative details and eligibility criteria of the Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Treasurer and Acting General Manager, Toronto Water, in accordance with the terms of reference authorized by City Council in Recommendation 1 above, and to otherwise administer the Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program as the Treasurer considers appropriate.

 

3.  City Council authorize that the necessary amendments be made to Municipal Code Chapter 849, Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill, and any other necessary Municipal Code Chapters as may be required to give effect to these recommendations.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to implement these recommendations, subject to any necessary refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, as may be identified by the City Solicitor, the Interim Chief Financial Officer and the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water.

Origin

(April 30, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Toronto Water

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council's approval of the terms of reference for the establishment and implementation of a Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program ("Rebate Program"). In December 2017, Council directed staff to establish and report back on a water consumption relief program that would provide either a discount, rebate, or grant to offset water consumption costs of in-home dialysis patients. This report outlines the proposed details and associated implementation process of the Rebate Program recommended by staff.

Background Information

(April 30, 2018) Report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager, Toronto Water on Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-114769.pdf
Appendix 1 - Terms of Reference for the City of Toronto Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-114870.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That City Council request Toronto Hydro to consider and advise on an electricity rebate program to support residents of the City of Toronto who participate in the home dialysis program and report to the July 17 Executive Committee meeting.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-14-2018

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside, Cesar Palacio

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council