Environmental Reports to Council

Below are some staff reports regarding environmental issues to Burlington City Council. 

  

Quarterly Environment Update (Take Action Burlington - Environment Updates)

  1. April 2012 -- CSI-4-12, Appendix A (Take Action Burlington: Environment Update (Jan - Mar 2012))
  2. January 2012 -- CSI-26-11, Appendix A (Take Action Burlington: Environment Update (Oct-Dec 2011))  
  3. October 2011 --  CSI-20-11, Appendix A (Quarterly Environmental Report - July - September 2011) 
  4. July 2011 -- CSI-18-11, Appendix A (Quarterly Environmental Report - April - June 2011) 
  5. May 2011 -- CSI-9-11, Appendix A (Quarterly Environmental Report - January - March 2011)
  6. February 2011 -- CSI-1-11 (Quarterly Environmental Report - October - December 2010
  7. October 2010 -- CSI-22-10 (Quarterly Environmental Report - July - September 2010)
  8. July 2010 -- CSI-15-10 (Quarterly Environmental Report - April - June 2010)
  9. April 2010 -- CSI-7-10 (Quarterly Environmental Report - January - March 2010)
  10. February 2010 -- CSI-1-10 (Quarterly Environmental Report - October - December 2009)
  11. October 2009 -- CSI-10/09 (Quarterly Environmental Report - July - September 2009)
  12. July 2009 -- CSI-8/09 (Quarterly Environmental Report - April - June 2009)
  13. April 2009 -- CC-12/09 (Quarterly Environmental Report - January - March 2009)
  14. January 2009 -- CC-1-09 (Quarterly Environmental Report - October - December 2008)
  15. October 2008 -- CD-133-08 (Quarterly Environmental Report - July - September 2008)
  16. July 2008 -- CD-105-08 (Quarterly Environmental Report - April - June 2008)
  17. May 2008 -- CD-57-08-2 (Quarterly Environment Update - January - March 2008)
  18. February 2008 -- CD-13-08-2 (Quarterly Environment Update - October - December 2007)
  19. October 2007 -- CD-172-07-2 (Quarterly Environment Update - July - September 2007)
  20. August 2007 -- CD-134-07 (Quarterly Environment Update - April - June 2007)
  21. May 2007 -- CD-93-07-2 (Quarterly Environment Update - January - March 2007)
  22. March 2007 -- Quarterly Environment Update (October - December 2006)
  23. October 2006 -- Quarterly Environment Update (July - September 2006)
  24. July 2006 -- CORPSERV-8/06 (Quarterly Environment Update - April-June 2006)

Energy Management

  1. April 2012 -- CSI-2-12 (Report recommending endorsement of the preparation of a Burlington Community Energy Plan and Terms of Reference)   
  2. February 2012 -- CSI-1-12, Appendix AAppendix B, Appendix C (Report providing the 2012 corporate energy management program update for facilities)  
  3. June 2011 -- (CSI-13-11) Report providing information on Community Energy Planning.  
  4. June 2011 -- CSI-14-11, Appendix A included within report, Appendix B (Report providing information on the Corporate Energy Management Program update).  
  5. May 2010 -- CSI-12-10 (Report providing information on Solar Energy Generation Demonstration Project).
  6. July 2009 -- CSI-03-09 (Report requesting the approval of the Corporate Energy Management Program). Corresponding memo.
  7. August 2005 -- CORPSERV-14/05 (EnerGuide for Houses Program)
  8. April 2005 -- CORPSERV-10/05 (Positive Power Wind Turbine Update)
  9. January 2005 -- CORPSERV-2/05 (Energy Management Program)
  10. November 2004 -- CORPSERV-7/04 (Residential Energy Efficiency Project)
  11. December 2003 -- DI-22/03 (Residential Energy Efficiency Project)

Green Procurement

  1. November 2011 -- F-36-11, App A, App B, App C (Report recommending approval of the Green Procurement policy). Minutes (see page 2 from Budget and Corporate Services Committee meeting). Council agenda (see page 17 regarding bylaw related to the report). Bylaw 93-2011 to amend section 34 of the Procurement Bylaw 69-2005.   

Partners for Climate Protection

  1. March 2011 -- CSI-08-11 (Report providing information on Earth Hour 2011).
  2. February 2011 -- BCS-2-11, presentation (Memo regarding presentation on “Motivating Local Government Clean Air and Climate Actions.”)
  3. July 2010 -- CSI-16-10 (Report providing information on Take Action Burlington & World Environment Day)
  4. May 2010 -- CSI-11-10 (Report providing information on the World Environment Day Event on June 5, 2010)
  5. February 2010 -- CSI-3-10 (Take Action Burlington - A Community Climate Change Summit)
  6. April 2007 -- COMSERV-4/07 (Agenda for Action - A Corporate Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions). Appendix A (Note this item was referred by the C&CS committee to the city's strategic planning process)
  7. May 2005 -- CORPSERV-12/05 (Partners for Climate Protection Update)
  8. January 2005 -- CORPSERV-4/05 (Partners for Climate Protection)
  9. June 2002 -- DI-3/02 (Partners for Climate Protection)

Sustainable Building

  1. January 2012 - PB-02-12 (Report providing information on Official Plan amendment policies and sustainable building and development guidelines)  
  2. July 2010 - CD-16-10, Addendum Resolution - (Memorandum from Councillor Rick Goldring, concerning a more sustainable approach to the Ontario Building Code and other matters)
  3. April 2009 -- CSI-4-10 (Report recommending approval of the Corporate Sustainable Building Policy)
  4. April 2009 -- PB-32-10 (Report recommending various approaches to encourage sustainable building and site features for private development)

Waste Management Issues

  1. January 2012 -- CSI-27-11 (Report providing an update on the Towards Zero Waste Program)
  2. July 2011 -- CSI-17-11 (Zero Waste Initiative Update for 2011)
  3. March 2011 -- MO-1-11, Appendix A (Report recommending approval for BurlingtonGreen to participate in the 2011 Community Cleanup).
  4. February 2010 - CSI-2-10 (Implementation plan to Restrict the Sale of Bottled Water)
  5. December 2009 - CSI-12/09 (Toward Zero Waste Strategy)
  6. April 2009 - CSI-2/09 (Corporate Waste Reduction Initiatives and Bottled Water)
  7. December 2008 - D&I-21/08 (Battery Recycling Program)
  8. April 2007 -- CC-81-07-1 (Memorandum concerning a Litter By-law).
  9. March 2007 -- COMSERV-2/07 (Bylaw to Regulate Litter)
  10. March 2006 -- CORPSERV-2/06 (Litter)

Idling

  1. July 2009 --T&T-34-09 (Transit Anti-Idling Update)
  2. April 2009 -- CSI-1/09 (An Update of the City's Idling Awareness Initiatives including a Review of the Idling Control Bylaw and a Strategy to Increase Levels of Enforcement)
  3. June 2004 -- CORPSERV-1/04 (Idling Awareness Campaign Update & Proposed Idling Control Bylaw) Approved Bylaw #71-2004. Modified recommendation at Council
  4. April 2003 -- DI-5/03 (COB Idling Awareness Campaign)
  5. February 2000 -- DI-3/00  (Anti-idling Strategy)
  6. November 1999 -- DI-18/99 (Anti-idling Bylaw)
  7. September 1999 -- DI-13/99 (Anti-idling Bylaw Interim Report)

Air Quality

  1. February 2011 -- BCS-2-11, presentation (Memo regarding presentation on “Motivating Local Government Clean Air and Climate Actions.”)
  2. September 2010 -- CSI-20-10 (Report recommending approval to support the Air Quality Task Force for the Southwest Greater Toronto Area Oakville-Clarkson Airshed Action Plan).
  3. July 2010 -- CSI-18-l0 (Report recommending endorsement of GTA Clean Air Council 2010 inter-governmental declaration on Clean Air and Climate Change and providing an update on the 2010 Burlington Clean Air & Climate Change Summit.)
  4. July 2009 -- CSI-06-09 (Report requesting approval of the GTA Clean Air Council 2008-2010 Inter-Governmental Declaration on Clear Air.)
  5. January 2009 - RPM 1/09 (Report outlining an initiative to expand the City's pilot evaluation of advanced catalytic converter technology on off-road equipment.)
  6. June 2008 - D&I-12/08 (Report providing an update on the 2008 Smog Summit held June 4 in Toronto)
  7. May 2008 - D&I-8/08 (Clean Air Plan - 2007 Update)
  8. May 2007 - D&I-1/07 (GTA-Clean Air Council Update and Planned 2007 Smog Summit Activities)
  9. March 2007 - COMSERV-3/07 (Clean Air Plan - 2006 Update) 
  10. May 2006 - CORPSERV-5/06 and Appendix B (Clean Air Plan & 2006 Smog Summit)
  11. March 2006 -- CORPSERV-1/06 (Air Quality Initiatives 2005 Update)
  12. May 2005 -- CORPSERV-13/05 (2005 Smog Summit)
  13. January 2005 -- CORPSERV-3/05 (Air Quality Initiatives Update)
  14. June 2004 -- CORPSERV-2/04 (2004 Smog Summit)
  15. February 2004 -- DI-1/04 (HPCA - Terms of Reference)
  16. October 2003 -- DI-16-03 (Smog Response Plan Update)
  17. March 2000 -- DI- 4/00 (Halton Public Sector Smog Response Plan)
  18. February 2000 -- DI-1/00 (Halton Public Sector Smog Response Plan)
  19. June 1999 -- DI-9/99 (Halton Public Sector Smog Response Plan)

Transportation

  1. April 2012 -- PB-26-12, Appendix A - (Report recommending approval of option 2 regarding Burlington Taxi late night minibus service)
  2. April 2012 -- TS-11-12 - Report recommending an evaluation martrix for the on-road bike lanes pilot project on Walkers Line and Appleby Line   
  3. February 2012 -- TS-03-12, Appendix A, Appendix BAppendix CAppendix D (Report recommending approval to implement the Cycling Master Plan on Guelph Line, Walker's Line, Appleby Line and Burloak Drive (between New Street and Lakeshore Road)).       
  4. February 2012 -- E-11-12, Appendix A (Report recommending approval to proceed with the necessary work to rehabilitate the Drury Lane pedestrian bridge).    
    1. E-11-12-2, Option 1, Option 2 (Memorandum from Cary Clark, Manager of Development & Environmental Engineering, concerning the rehabilitation of the Drury Lane pedestrain bridge). 
  5. September 2011 -- TS-31-11(Report recommending approval of next steps to engage in public consultations to implement car free Sunday events in Burlington)   
  6. June 2011 -- TS-21-11, Appendix A (Report recommending approval to implement a staff team to consider recommendations from the 8-80 Cities Liveable Community Project report).
  7. June 2011 -- TS-25-11, Appendix A (Report requesting endorsement of the City's response to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on the draft Transportation Strategy for the Niagara to Greater Toronto Area (NGTA) Corridor  Planning and Environmental  Assessment). 
  8. May 2011 -- TS-04-11, Appendix A (Report providing an update on the progress made towards the completion of the Cycling Master Plan).
  9. May 2010 - CC-14-10 - Summary Report (Memorandum from Councillor Craven recommending staff consideration of the Plains Road Village Vision Walkability Workshops Summary as a guide).
  10. July 2009 - PR-30/09 (Pedestrian Charter)
  11. July 2009 - E-36-09, Appendix B (Report requesting approval of the Cycling Master Plan)
  12. June 2008 -- D&I-11/08 (Report and appendix presenting initiatives currently underway to green the corporate fleet and to expand and formalize these in the City’s first corporate green fleet transition strategy)
  13. February 2008 - E-05/08 (CD-21-08-1 Report recommending approval to retain Stantec Consulting Ltd. to carry out the City of Burlington Cycling Master Plan).

Healthy Green Spaces

  1. April 2012 -- RPM-5-12, Appendix A, Appendix B (Report recommending approval of the 2012 Emerald Ash Borer action plan)
  2. February 2012 -- TS-04-12, Appendix A (Report recommending approval of the seasonal road closure of King Road for a period of up to 3 weeks from 1865 King Road to Mountain Brow Road. (Re Jefferson Salamander)) 
  3. December 2011 -- PB-90-11 (Report recommending no changes to Zoning By-law 2020 with regard to artificial grass in residential front yards)  
  4. November 2011 -- PR-48-11 (Report recommending approval of the criteria for the purchase of surplus school board properties)
  5. November 2011 -- COMSERV-2-11 (Report recommending approval to purchase a part of the former General Brock High School green space)
  6. September 2011 --  PR-38-11, Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C (Report recommending approval to implement Option 1 as the Community Gardens operating Model) 
  7. June 2011 -- PR-22-11, Appendix A, Appendix BAppendix CAppendix D, Appendix E (Report providing potential community gardens site options).  
  8. June 2011 -- L-17-11, Appendix A (Report recommending approval stakeholder and public consultation on the Draft Strategic Land Acquisition Policy).  
  9. May 2011 -- RPM-03-11 Appendices A, B, C (Report recommending approval of the 2011 Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan). 
  10. March 2011 -- PB-19-11 (Report providing update on Cootes Escarpment project). 
  11. January 2011 -- RPM-02-11 App. A  B  C (Report providing an update on the status of the Emerald Ash Borer infestation and related financial implications)  
  12. July 2010 -- RPM-10-10 Appendices B  C (Report requesting the approval of the Urban Forest Management Plan) 
  13. April 2010 -- MO-02-10Appendix A-C (Report recommending signing the Countdown 2010 Declaration (Save Biodiversity)).
  14. February 2010 - RPM-1-10 (Emerald Ash Borer Management Strategy) 
  15. June 2008 -- D&I-5/08 (Report providing an update on the provincial government’s introduction of legislation to ban the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes and the potential implications of the proposed legislation on City operations)
  16. September 2007 -- D&I-8/07 (Restricting the Cosmetic Use of Pesticides in Burlington). Additional link for supplementary information.
  17. December 2006 -- RPM-27/06 (Gypsy Moth Outbreak in Burlington)
  18. November 2005 -- CORPSERV-15-05 (Integrated Pest Management Accreditation) 
  19. February 2005 -- RPM-2/05 (Update on Burlington's 2004 Turf Management Program)
  20. September 2004 -- CORPSERV-4/04 (Nature Challenge) 
  21. July 2003 -- COMSERV-4/03 (Integrated Pest Management Accreditation for the Local Lawn Care Industry)
  22. November 2002 -- RPM-22/02 (Update on Burlington's Turf Management Program)
  23. October 2002 -- COMSERV-5/02 (Healthy Green Spaces Strategy and Regulatory Options)
  24. May 2002 -- DI-2/02 (Public Outreach & Education Program to Reduce the Use of Pesticides (Phase 1 of the Healthy Green Spaces Strategy)
  25. February 2002 -- DI-1/02 (Update on Pesticides Issue: Options to Reduce the Non-essential Use of Pesticides on Private Property)
  26. February 2002 -- RPM-6/02 (Update on the City of Burlington Turf Management Program: Reducing Pesticide Use on Municipally-owned Green Spaces)
  27. March 2001 -- RPM-3/01 (Turf Management Program)
  28. April 2000 -- RPM-5/00 (Turf Management Program)
  29. May 1999 -- RPM-14/99 (Turf Management Program)

Water

  1. February 2012 -- BCS-1-12 (Memo from Mayor Rick Goldring regarding the Blue Communities Project)   
    November 2011 -- PB-78-11, AppA (Report providing notification of pre-consultation activities for Halton-Hamilton's draft Source Water Protection Plan policies) 
  2. May 2011 -- (PR-04-11) Appendices AB, CD, E, F (Report providing an overview of the Burlington Beach Master Plan Review work plan).
  3. April 2011 -- DI-2-11 (Report recommending that the request from the Randle Reef remediation project not be approved).
  4. March 2011 -- DI-2-11 (Report recommending approval to support the Randle Reef remediation project). (Deferred to future yet to be determined meeting).
  5. June 2010 -- DI-4-10 (Randle Reef Clean-up) 
  6. October 2008 - D&I-18/08 (Halton Children's Water Festival Update)

State of the Environment

  1. July 2011 -- CDC-13-11 (Report recommending approval of Sustainable Development Citzen Committee 2010 Annual Report and 2011 Work Plan) 
  2. March 2011 -- CSI-4-11, DRAFT VERSION OF SOER IV (Report recommending approval for State of the Environment Report IV). Correspondence from Paul Toffoletti, Chair, Sustainable Development Advisory Committee, 617 Jennifer Crescent, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3B2, will appear to speak in support of recommendations in the State of the Environment Report. (CDC-3-11)
  3. October 2007 -- DI-10/07 (State of the Environment Report III - Response to Recommendations)
  4. May 2005 -- CORPSERV-11/05 (State of the Environment Report II -Response to Recommendations)  

Other Reports

  1. December 2011-- PB-87-11 -- (Report recommending endorsement of the process for the 2012 Official Plan review)   
  2. December 2011 - PB-82-11 (Report providing highlights of recent and upcoming amendments to the Ontario Building Code)  
  3. May 2011 -- PB-04-11 (Report recommending approval for regulating the feeding of nuisance animals).   
  4. March 2011 --  PB-02-11, Appendix A (Report providing update regarding Downtown Farmer’s Market responses to RFP and final recommendations).
  5. July 2009 - CSI-07-09 (Report on Canada & Ontario Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Approval of Projects in Burlington)
  6. April 2005 -- PL-49/05 (White Paper on Sustainability, the Environment and the Burlington Official Plan)
  7. February 2005 -- CORPSERV-5/05 (Staff Guideline for Managing Contaminants on City Property)

Environmental Management Plan

  1. March 2004 -- DI-2/04 (2003 Update)
  2. February 2003 -- DI-2/03 (2002 Update)
  3. January 2001 -- DI-1/01 (Update: Process for Developing the EMP)
  4. May 2000 -- DI-5/00 (Process for Developing the EMP)
  5. June 1999 -- DI-10/99 (Staff Environment Management Team Terms of Reference) 

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