THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY

OF

OTTAWA-CARLETON

COUNCIL MINUTES

  The Council of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton met at Haydon Hall, Regional Headquarters, 111 Lisgar Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, 8 October 1997 at

1:30 p.m.

  The meeting was called to order at 1:37 p.m. and opened in prayer.

  The Acting Regional Chair, Betty Hill, presided.

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT EXCEPT CHAIR CLARK AND COUNCILLOR B. MCGARRY.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

The minutes of the Regular Council meeting of 24 September 1997 were confirmed.

 

IN MEMORIUM

 

At the request of the Acting Chair, members of Council rose and observed a moment of silence in memory of Bradley Clark, son of Regional Chair Peter Clark, who passed away on 28 September 1997.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ARISING FROM PRIOR MEETINGS

OF COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES

 

No declarations of interest were filed.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

1. Virginia Gaffney, Fund Development & Communication, Ottawa-Carleton Branch, Canadian Red Cross providing a letter to M. Beckstead expressing thanks for assisting the Manitoba Relief Fund. She advises that, thanks to organizations such as the RMOC, donations are currently over $17 million.

 

2. Cyril Leeder, President, Corel Centre, providing a letter to the Chair discussing the enclosed correspondence to the National Hockey League. It states their regrets and inability to bid for 2000 and 2001 NHL All star Weekend due to lack of a facility in the region with a minimum 200,000 sq. ft. of space and strongly urges Council to move forward on construction of a convention centre of this size.

 

3. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing responding to the Chairís letter regarding the financial implication of the Who Does What Transfers.

 

4. A memorandum to Council from the (CCAC) Community Care Access Centre, Members of CUPE, Local 503 wishing Council to intercede on their behalf against Bill 136. They enclose a petition with 55 signatures.

 

5. Two news releases from (AMO) Association of Municipalities of Ontario entitled,

Government Retreats on Bill 136, outlining The Honourable Elizabeth Witmer, Minister of Labourís statements regarding the amendments to Bill 136. AMO does not agree with the governmentís position and will communicate its displeasure to the government with respect to these amendments to Bill 136.

 

6. Township of Goulbourn providing a copy of a resolution adopted by Goulbourn Council at their 2 September, 1997, that no question on local governance be placed on the ballot in November without concurrence of all other area municipalities and the RMOC.

 

7. Township of Goulbourn providing a copy of a resolution adopted by Goulbourn Council at their 2 September, 1997, meeting regarding public transportation in Goulbourn. Their resolution requests the RMOC to extend subsidy to the Goulbourn Transportation system, in proportion to the amount received in property taxes.

 

8. Township of Goulbourn providing a copy of a resolution adopted by Goulbourn Council at their 2 September, 1997 meeting regarding long distance charges in the Regional Municipality and calling upon the RMOC and OCEDCO to lobby Bell Canada and the CRTC on this matter.

 

9. Rhéal Leroux of the Bid Submission Committee of the Jeux de la Francophonie 2001, extending their thanks and appreciation to the RMOC for their cooperation and financial assistance for the successful bid to host the 2001 games.

 

10. Clerk, City of Gloucester, transmitting a petition on behalf of the "Preserve the Greenbelt" committee. The petition voices the opposition of community residents to the sale of Greenbelt lands located in Blackburn Hamlet.

 

11. The Honourable Marilyn Mushinski, Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, responding to Councilís resolution concerning proposed amendments to the Human Rights Code, outlined in Bill 96, the Tenant Protection Act.

 

Note: Motion Nos. 251 and 252, adopted by Council on 9 July, 1997 refers.

 

12. The Honourable Al Leach, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, providing and update on information relative to "Who Does What." He advises that meetings with Ministry staff will begin on 6 October, to review the numbers with the various ministries.

 

13. Ministry of Municipal Affairs News Release entitled Regulation Clarifies Municipal User Fees. Among the fees discussed, the Ministry is refusing to allow lower tier municipalities to charge upper tier and school boards for the cost of running municipal elections.

 

14. Georges C. Clermont, President of Canada Post Corporation, providing an update

on negotiations with CUPW, as they work toward averting a mail strike.

 

15. The following correspondence was received and distributed at the Council meeting of 8 October, 1997 and refers to Item 9 of Transportation Report Number 62: Kent Street at Lisgar Street - westbound through Prohibition.

 

- McEvoy Shields Funeral Homes and Chapels

- Saint Patrickís Basilica

- Bank Street Promenade B.I.A.

 

*COMMUNICATIONS HELD ON FILE WITH THE REGIONAL CLERK.

 

REGRETS

 

The following members of Council advising that they will be absent from Council and Committee meetings during the dates indicated:

 

Councillor B. McGarry 8 October 1997 (Regional Business)

  

MOTION TO INTRODUCE COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

MOTION NO. 272

  

Moved by Councillor H. Kreling

Seconded by Councillor R.Cantin

 

RESOLVED THAT Community Services Committee Report No. 52 and Transportation Committee Report No. 62 be received and considered.

"CARRIED"

(COMMITTEE REPORTS BEGIN ON PAGE 3952)

COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 52

 

1. ONTARIO WORKS BUSINESS PLAN - UPDATE

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

a) Approve the adjusted service targets and budget as proposed;

 

b) Receive the Provincial response relating to Councilís amendment to the Community Placement standards; that in compliance and accordance with the Provincial Government guidelines for Ontario Works, the Social Services Department include, in its contracts with community placement agencies, a commitment from agencies that the Ontario Works participants in their agencies are not undertaking:

 

- duties currently held by an employee

- duties performed by an employee who has been laid off and has recall rights under a collective agreement

- duties of an employee who is on a leave of absence

- a collection of duties previously held by employees, within a minimum of two years

 

"CARRIED" with Councillor Beamish dissenting.

 

2. OTTAWA-CARLETON SUBMISSION TO THE ONTARIO HEART HEALTH PROGRAM

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve that the Health Department and its Heart Beat partners apply for renewal of funding from the Ontario Heart Health Program, and that the Health Department continue to act as fiscal agent for the project.

 

"CARRIED"

 

3. HIV RATES IN INJECTION DRUG USERS: UPDATE

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

"RECEIVED"

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 62

 

1. PROVINCIAL HIGHWAY TRANSFERS

 

committee recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

"RECEIVED"

 

2. MEADOWS FOR MILLIONS - AN INITIATIVE TO PLANT DAFFODILS ON REGIONAL RIGHTS OF WAY

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1. The establishment of a partnership with Meadows for Millions, a non-profit volunteer organization representing the Canadian Cancer Society and the Hospice of All Saints who, as part of their annual fund raising drive wish to plant Narcissus (daffodil) bulbs;

  

2. Regional staff entering into negotiations with Meadows for Millions to address the corporate signage issue and prepare an agreement that would allow an exception under the existing sign by-law for this initiative.

"CARRIED"

 

3. TERRY FOX DRIVE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STUDY ZONES

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the work program for the Terry Fox Drive Environmental Assessment Study, as detailed in the Environmental Assessment Work Plan. (Executive Summary attached as Annex A).

 

"CARRIED"

 

4. NORTEL CARLING CAMPUS EXPANSION - MODIFICATIONS TO MOODIE DRIVE (REGIONAL ROAD 59) FROM CARLING AVENUE (REGIONAL ROAD 38) TO HIGHWAY 417 AND TO THE INTERSECTION OF CARLING AVENUE AND GRANDVIEW ROAD/NORTEL SITE ACCESS

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve:

 

1. The installation of traffic control signals at Nortelís proposed southerly site access and Moodie Drive (Regional Road 59) and the construction of the associated roadway modifications along Moodie Drive, and modifications to the intersection of Carling Avenue (Regional Road 38) and Grandview Road as discussed further in the reportís Design Proposal Section and as illustrated in Annex D, subject to a public hearing if required and subject to the owner, Northern Telecom Limited;

 

a. funding the total cost of the proposed road works which would include paying the annual maintenance costs for the traffic control signals until such time as they meet the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario installation warrants and Council approves the assumption of the costs;

 

b. executing a legal agreement with respect to the above;

 

 

2. That the comments of the Regional Cycling Advisory Group be incorporated in the final report and that cyclist safety at the intersections of the Moodie Drive and Carling Avenue accesses and crossing the Queensway also be commented upon in the final report.

 

3. That the Regional site plan agreement include a plan for the decommissioning of parking spaces resulting in a final total of 4200 parking spaces.

 

4. That the annual transportation demand management report be brought to the Transportation Committee.

 

5. That a report on the Queensway ramps at Moodie Drive be available prior to the Public Hearing on 19 November 1997.

 

"CARRIED"

 

5. PROPOSED MEDIAN EXTENSION ON HAZELDEAN ROAD (REGIONAL ROAD 36) 64 M EAST OF EDGEWATER DRIVE  

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the 25.5 metre easterly extension of the existing median immediately east of Edgewater Drive as illustrated in Annex B, subject to the owner, TDL Group Ltd.:

 

a. funding the total cost of the proposed road works, and;

 

b. executing a legal agreement with respect to (a) above.

 

"CARRIED"

 

6. TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS - TENTH LINE ROAD (REGIONAL ROAD 47) AND ACCESS OF FALLINGBROOK SHOPPING CENTRE/RAY FRIEL CENTRE

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the installation of a traffic control signal on Tenth Line Road (Regional Road 47) and the access of Fallingbrook Shopping Centre/Ray Friel Centre, subject to:

 

a. the Township of Cumberland paying all costs associated with the installation of this signal;

 

 

b. the Township of Cumberland being responsible for the annual maintenance and operating costs, and;

 

c. executing a legal agreement with respect to a. and b.

 

"CARRIED"

 

7. Traffic Control Signals - RICHMOND rOAD (Regional Road 59)

and SEYTON DRIVE

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the installation of a traffic control signal on Richmond Road (Regional Road 59) and Seyton Drive, subject to:

 

a. the City of Nepean paying all costs associated with the installation of this signal;

 

b. the City of Nepean being responsible for the annual maintenance and operating costs;

 

c. the City of Nepean paying all costs for the design and construction of a northbound left turn lane at Richmond Road (Regional Road 59) and Seyton Drive should the City of Nepean or the RMOC at the request of the City implement any measure to restrict the northbound through movement on Moodie Drive between West Hunt Club Road (Regional Road 32) and Richmond Road (Regional Road 59), and;

 

d. executing a legal agreement with respect to a., b. and c.

 

"CARRIED"

 

8. ROAD CLOSING - PART OF HUNT CLUB ROAD AT THE CORNER OF BANK STREET - CITY OF OTTAWA

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1. A By-law to close those parts of Hunt Club Road at the corner of Bank Street described as Parts 1 and 9 on Plan 5R-14483 and Block E on Plan 4M-235;

 

 

2. That staff proceed with the sale of those Parts as directed by Council.

 

 

"CARRIED"

 

9. KENT STREET AT LISGAR STREET - WESTBOUND THROUGH PROHIBITION

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1. Change the westbound through prohibition at Kent Street and Lisgar Street, currently in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday), to a westbound through prohibition at all times.

 

2. Approve that cycling through-movements on Lisgar Street at the Kent Street intersection, in the absence of any statistics indicating a hazard for cyclists, be permitted.

 

"CARRIED" with Councillors Hunter, Loney, van den Ham and Stewart dissenting.

 

10. 1997 PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL AND TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL PROGRAMME - PHASE 1

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve the installation of a traffic control signal at the intersection of Cahill Drive and Hunt Club Road.

 

"CARRIED"

 

MOTION TO ADOPT COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

MOTION NO. 273

 

Moved by Councillor D. Beamish

Seconded by Councillor M. Bellemare

 

RESOLVED THAT Community Services Committee Report No. 52 and Transportation Committee Report No. 62 be received and adopted.

 

"CARRIED" with dissents as recorded on various items.

 

 

MOTION TO INTRODUCE BY-LAWS

 

MOTION NO. 274

Moved by Councillor A. Loney

Seconded by Councillor G. Hunter

 

RESOLVED THAT the following by-laws be enacted and passed.

 

By-law 74 of 1997 to amend the Regional Road System as established by by-law 16 of 1968.

By-law 75 of 1997 to implement a new Administrative Record Retention Schedule.

 

By-law 76 of 1997 to approve area municipality by-laws regulating traffic on local streets as follows:

 

Township of Osgoode 63 of 1997

78 of 1997

 

By-law 77 of 1997 to stop up, close and authorize the sale of part of Hunt Club Road, located at the corner of Hunt Club Road and Bank Street, in the City of Ottawa, and more particularly described in Schedule "A"hereto.

By-law 78 of 1997 to amend by-law no. 44 of 1997 concerning the Regional Road System.

 

By-laws enacted and passed.

"CARRIED"

 

CONFIRMATION BY-LAW

 

MOTION NO. 275

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor A. Munter

 

RESOLVED THAT by-law 79 of 1997 to confirm the proceedings of Council be enacted and passed.

"CARRIED"

 

By-law enacted and passed.

 ADJOURNMENT

 Council adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

  

                                                                        

CLERK CHAIR