THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF MARKHAM


EXCERPT CONTAINING ITEM #0016 OF THE GENERAL COMMITTEE (October 31, 11)


GC111031 16. WEST THORNHILL STORMWATER FLOOD CONTROL IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY (5.4)

Report

Mr. Robert Muir, Senior Stormwater/Environmental Engineer delivered a PowerPoint presentation regarding the West Thornhill Stormwater Flood Control Implementation Strategy.

The Committee thanked staff for all their work on the West Thornhill Stormwater Flood Control Class Environmental Assessment.

The Committee discussed the following:

· Having to work under the legislative framework which affected timelines, but is necessary for public input

· Members of the Storm Water Management Liaison Committee including the ratepayer association members are pleased with the proposed implementation strategy

· Appreciation of the participation of the ratepayers on the Liaison Committee

· Amend the mandate of the Liaison Committee given that the Class Environmental Assessment has been approved

· Reversed slope driveways may pose risks for flooding and that staff report back with options to regulate them

Moved by Councillor Valerie Burke

Seconded by Mayor Frank Scarpitti

1)         THAT the report titled “West Thornhill Stormwater Flood Control Implementation Strategy” be received; and,

2)         THAT staff be authorized to retain consultants to refine West Thornhill Phase1 and Phase 2 solutions, conduct Value Engineering, complete an assessment of local improvement and control measures that may be implemented in the short term, and to complete preliminary design of Phase 1 works in the amount of $250,000 including HST impact to be funded from accounts 058-6150-8530-005 and 050-6150-9330-005; and,

3)         THAT staff continue to advance the Stormwater Funding Study to identify financing options for subsequent implementation Phases in West Thornhill, and Town-wide improvements, and to report back to Council on a regular basis; and,

4)         THAT capital project 050-6150-9330-005 with a current balance of $1,970,888 and capital project 050-5350-10281-005 with a current balance of $2,000,000 be consolidated to support West Thornhill Phase 1 improvements identified in the Strategy; and,

5)         THAT the mandate for the Storm Water Management Liaison Committee be amended to assist with the implementation of the West Thornhill Stormwater Strategy; and further,

6)         THAT staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.

CARRIED