10 June 1998
A. NATIONAL ANTHEM
C. ROLL CALL
D. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
Confirmation of the minutes of the Council meetings of 13 and 27 May, 1998.
E. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ARISING FROM PRIOR MEETINGS OF COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES
* COMMUNICATIONS HELD ON FILE WITH THE REGIONAL CLERK.
The following members of Council advising that they will be absent from Council and Committee meetings during the dates indicated:
Councillor W. Byrne 26 June - 18 July, 1998
H. PRESENTATION/CEREMONIAL ACTIVITIES
I. MOTION TO INTRODUCE COMMITTEE REPORTS
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 11
CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 11 and NO. 12 (IN CAMERA)
PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 8
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT NOS. 10, 11 and 12
J. MOTION TO ADOPT COMMITTEE REPORTS
K. MOTION TO INTRODUCE BY-LAWS THREE READINGS
Operational Records Retention Schedule.
L. MOTIONS (OF WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY GIVEN)
M. NOTICES OF MOTIONS (FOR CONSIDERATION AT NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING)
Moved by Councillor C. Doucet
Seconded by Councillor A. Munter
WHEREAS Megaweek legislation changed the terms of reference on which both Ontario school boards and municipalities operate;
WHEREAS under Bill 160, the funding of local school boards is now controlled by the province;
WHEREAS municipalities find themselves with new discretionary powers to decide if new residential development should proceed or not proceed based on the adequate provision and distribution of educational facilities; and
WHEREAS Megaweek changes have resulted in a reduction of funding for many school boards and more responsibilities without an increase in tax revenues for municipalities, i.e., downloading;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Regional Council of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton approve the creation of a regional-school board task force comprised of 3 Regional Councillors and 3 school trustees from interested Boards to meet to develop ways in which the region and the school boards can co-operatively tackle some of the pressures they are jointly facing;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that areas of co-operation be focused on 5 issues:
1. OC Transpo and school transportation.
2. Health and social services.
3. Usage of school space
4. Joint delivery of services, for example, adult education.
5. Political advocacy: ways the Region can assist school boards to lobby the Province of Ontario on behalf of children at risk, inner-city schools, and the marketing of Ottawa as a a high-quality, child-friendly city, such that provincial education policies reflect this Regional need.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff resources be made available to the Joint Task Force to undertake the research required.
N. CONFIRMATION BY-LAW