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Council Meetings decrease 20% in 2012

August 27, 2012 Leave a comment

2012 has seen some accomplishments for the Town of Oakville including bans on smoking in public parks and on tanning beds for those under the age of 18. But how much more could be done?

Over the course of the year, Oakville Town Council will meet 20% less than they did in 2012. The Planning and Development Council, the Administrative Services Committee and the Community Services Committee will meet 24% less than in 2011.

Compared to 2011, this means 14 fewer meetings overall. A 19% decrease.

While the Council calendar shifts every year depending on when certain holidays fall, the current Council calendar marks a significant decrease in comparison to 2011 and previous years.

Figure 1.1, Council Calendar September-January

Meeting Type

2012

2011

% Difference

Council Meeting

6

8

-25%

Planning and Development Council

6

9

-33%

Standing Committee (Administrative Services or Community Services)

6

9

-33%

Site Planning Committee

5

5

0%

TOTAL

23

31

-26%

Figure 1.2, Council Calendar January-January

Meeting Type

2012

2011

% Difference

Council Meeting

16

20

-20%

Planning and Development Council

16

21

-24%

Standing Committee (Administrative Services or Community Services)

16

21

-24%

Site Planning Committee

13

13

0%

TOTAL

61

75

-19%

Agenda for Aug 8 Administrative Services Committee

August 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Amongst the items to be discussed at the August 8th Administrative Services Committee are:

1. Recommendation for Approval of an Application to the FedDev Ontario Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund regarding numerous projects in Oakville including the Joshua Creek Arena and River Oaks Community Centre.

2. Discussion and motion for approval on the implementation of a by-law prohibiting people under the age of 18 from using tanning equipment in tanning salons. This is in response to a resolution which Council passed on April 16th stating:

“That in recognition of the increased use of tanning beds by youth and the
negative impact from exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), staff be
requested to report back on the potential to regulate tanning salons by
introducing an age restriction prohibiting youth from using these facilities in
Oakville.”

3. An update on e-Bingo and revised estimates from the OLG regarding revenue from the e-Bingo initiative. A brief summary from the agenda:

The OLG is now forecasting that the town’s bingo licensing revenue will be
reduced by a figure of 20% annually under the new initiative, from $200,000
to approximately $160,000. Original estimates put the reduction in annual
revenues at over 50%, however the revised figure of 20% includes
additional revenue the OLG anticipates the town will receive from the
proceeds of electronic break open ticket (eBOT) machines to be located in
the gaming centre.

Read the entire agenda at the Town of Oakville website