Meeting No. 1925
Thursday, September 30, 2010
5:00 PM

Committee Room 1, 2nd Floor
Toronto City Hall
100 Quees Street West

A Special Meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in Committee Room 1, 2nd Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, September 30, 2010 commencing at 5:12 p.m.

A. Giambrone (Chair), J. Mihevc (Vice-Chair), M. Augimeri, S. Bussin, S. Hall, P. Milczyn, R. Moeser, A. Perruzza, (Commissioners), G. Webster (Chief General Manager), V. Rodo (General Manager – Executive & General Secretary), R. Cornacchia (General Manager – Operations), J. Sepulis (General Manager – Engineering & Construction), B. Leck (General Counsel - Legal), B. Ross (Director – Corporate Communications), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), S. Blakey (Executive Director – Human Resources), S. MacDonald (Manager – Materials & Procurement), K. Lee (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator – Corporate Secretariat Services) were present.

A. Giambrone was in the Chair.

B. Agnew-Iler, Mayor’s Office, was also present.

B. Hughes, Chief Project Manager – TTC/GTA Farecard Project, was present for Item 2.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest

NIL

Minutes of the Previous Meetings

Business Arising Out of Minutes

Committee of the Whole Resolution

NIL

Public Presentations

NIL

Notice of Motions

NIL

Motions Without Notice

NIL

Items of Which Notice has Previously Been Given

NIL

Items Deferred From Last Meeting to Permit Debate/Public Presentation

NIL

  1. Reports with Confidential Attachments (Committee of the Whole)
  2. a) Retail Sales Tax Appeals – Status Update

     It is recommended:

    1. the Commission receive for information the Confidential Attachment; and

    2. the contents of the Confidential Attachment remain confidential in their entirety as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

    Received

    b) McCaul Loop Lease Renewal

    It is recommended that the Commission:

    1. Approve the recommendations as set out in the Confidential Attachment;

    2. Treat the recommendation as confidential until the expiry of the term; and

    3.  Authorize staff to execute the necessary lease amending agreement to the satisfaction of TTC’s General Counsel.

    Approved 

    c) Large Litigation Matters

     It is recommended that the Commission:

    1. Receive the confidential information as set out in Confidential Attachment 1;

    2. Note that the confidential information as set out in Confidential Attachment 1 remain
    confidential in its entirety as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege; and

    3. Receive this report for information purposes.

    Received

    d) Tax Issues

     It is recommended that the Commission:

    1. Approve the confidential recommendations as set out in Confidential Attachment 1;
     and

     2 The contents of Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential in its entirety as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

    Approved

    e) TTC Pension Fund Society Update

     It is recommended that the Commission authorize staff to proceed as follows:

    1. Approve the recommendations as set out in the Confidential Attachment;

     2. To continue working with the City of Toronto in their efforts to gain solvency exemption for the City’s legacy pension plans;

     3. To proceed with the procedural steps required to reclassify the Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund Society as a jointly sponsored pension plan if such a conversation will enable the Society to obtain solvency funding exemption; and,

     4. Note that the confidential information as set out in Confidential Attachment 1 remains confidential in its entirety as it contains information about labour relations or employee negotiations.

    Approved

    f) BST Contract Update

     It is recommended that the Commission approve:

    1. The recommendation contained in the confidential attachment; and,

    2. That the information contained in the confidential attachment remain confidential in its   entirety as it contains information related to a potential litigation matter.

    Approved

  3. Presentations
  4. Automatic Fare Collection – Open Payments – Delegation of Authority to Award Contract

    B. Hughes, Chief Project Manager – TTC/GTA Farecard Project, gave a PowerPoint presentation on this item.

    Commissioner Milczyn moved that recommendation no. 1 in the staff report be amended to direct staff to bring forward the report to the December 15, 2010 meeting so such recommendation now reads as follows:

     “1)   At the completion of the structured multi-phase bid process of the open standards-based fare payment system procurement to bring forward a report to the December 15, 2010 Commission meeting that will;

    (i) Identify successful proponent; and

    (ii) Direct staff to seek agreement with the province on an implementation plan”.

    Chair Giambrone requested a recorded vote.

    In favour:  Chair Giambrone, Vice-Chair Mihevc, Commissioners Milczyn, Moeser, Bussin, Hall and Perruzza.

    Opposed:  NIL

    Not present during the recorded vote:  Commissioner Augimeri.

    Commissioner Milczyn’s amendment motion carried on a vote of 7-0.

    Commissioner Moeser moved that the General Manager be directed to work with the Province to integrate open payments with the Presto Card and report back next year on a timetable for possible implementation of an integrated system.

    The motion by Commissioner Moeser lost.

    Chair Giambrone moved approval of recommendation no. 1 in the staff report, as amended.

    Commissioner Moeser requested a recorded vote:

    in favour:  Chair Giambrone, Vice-Chair Mihevc, Commissioners Milczyn, Bussin, Hall and Perruzza.

    Opposed:  Commissioner Moeser.

    Not present during the recorded vote:  Commissioner Augimeri.

    The motion by Chair Giambrone carried on a vote of 6-1.

  5. Budget Matters
  6. NIL
  7. Procurement Authorizations
  8. NIL
  9. Procurement Authorization Amendments
  10. NIL
  11. Notice of Awards
  12. NIL
  13. Service Matters
  14. NIL
  15. Other Business
  16. NIL
  17. New Business
  18. NIL
  19. Correspondence
  20. C-1 – TTC Chair Adam Giambrone regarding Open Payments.

    The Commission received the communication for information.
    (See report no. 2 for minute).

    The meeting recessed at 5:13 p.m.

    The meeting reconvened at 6:01 p.m.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

    TTC Board Members