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, 12 August 1998, at 1:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order at 1:35 p.m. and opened with the singing of the National Anthem, sung by Líensemble vocal TRI-LYS, under the direction of Gerard-E. Brunelle.

The Regional Chair, Robert Chiarelli, presided and lead council in prayer.

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT EXCEPT COUNCILLORS G. HUNTER, A. LONEY AND A. MUNTER.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

The minutes of the Council meeting of 8 July 1998, were confirmed.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ARISING FROM PRIOR MEETINGS OF COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES

No declaration of interest were filed.

COMMUNICATIONS

1. G. Bergeron, Deputy City Clerk, City of Ottawa forwarding their Councilís recommendations with respect to the Regionís 1998 Property Tax Policy report, as well as a copy of a resolution endorsing a three year phase-in program for residential assessment related tax increases.

2. Mayor Glenn Brooks, Township of Rideau requesting Regional Council to not approve the recommendation to phase-in assessment related residential tax increases, as it is viewed unnecessary. In the case that Regional Council approves the phase-in, Mayor Brooks strongly requests maintaining a threshold of 5%.

3. Phil Waserman, Chair, ByWard Market BIA with a letter of appreciation on behalf of the Board of Management for the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committeeís decision to support a rebate to commercial residual properties.

  1. Carmelle Bédard, Clerk of the Township of Cumberland, forwarding a resolution adopted by Cumberland Council and its decision not to participate in a plebiscite on the governance issue, to be held on 19 October 1998.
  2. Merrill Cutts, Deputy City Clerk, City of Gloucester, forwarding a resolution adopted by Gloucester Council, supporting the Councillor Bellemareís Motion with respect to having a region-wide plebiscite on Municipal Restructuring.

* COMMUNICATIONS HELD ON FILE WITH THE REGIONAL CLERK.

MOTION NO. 201

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor L. Davis

RESOLVED THAT Communication Nos. 5 and 6 from the Transmittal Memorandum to Council dated 23 July 1998, be referred to the Transportation Committee:

City of Mississauga to the Federal Minister of the Environment, re: Reduction of Sulphur Content in Gasoline.

The Honourable Marcel Masse to Regional Chair, re: Motion that Federal Government make employer-provided transit passes, income tax exempt.

"CARRIED"

REGRETS

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

Councillor A. Loney 31 July - 14 August 1998

Councillor A. Munter 21 July - 14 August 1998

Councillor D. Holmes 22 July - 10 August 1998

Councillor G. Hunter 23 July - 23 August 1998

Councillor R. Cantin 23 July - 9 August 1998

 

MOTION TO INTRODUCE COMMITTEE REPORTS

MOTION NO. 202

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

RESOLVED THAT Community Services Committee Report No. 15; Corporate Services And Economic Development Committee Report Nos. 15, 16, and 17 (In Camera); Planning And Environment Committee Report No. 11; and Transportation Committee Report No. 16, be received and considered and that the Rules of Procedure be suspended so that Council may receive and consider Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report No. 18.

"CARRIED"

(COMMITTEE REPORTS BEGIN ON PAGE )

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 15

1. NO SMOKING BY-LAW RECOMMENDATIONS IN BINGO HALLS,

BILLIARD HALLS AND BOWLING CENTRES

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

1. That Council approve the recommendations contained in the report, for area municipal councils within Ottawa-Carleton to use in developing or revising their public places smoking by-laws as necessary with respect to bingo halls, billiard halls and bowling centres.

2. That the RMOCís goal on sales (of tobacco products) to minors be amended to reflect the elimination of sales to minors.

3. That staff prepare a submission to the provincial government, including a legislative amendment and background documentation, to allow the Region to fulfill itís public health mandate by passing and enforcing by-laws on public health matters such as smoking, and that staff report back in six months on the success of the submission.

4. That the Health Department convene a meeting of groups interested in the establishment of a regional non-smoking by-law to prepare a strategy (both process and content) for the groups to then present to the member municipalities in order to present a case and request that municipalities agree to a region-wide by-law.

"CARRIED" with Councillor van den Ham dissenting on recommendations 3 and 4.

2. UPDATE - LAND AMBULANCE SERVICES

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

1. That Regional Council inform the Ministry of Health that:

a) it is Councilís intent to proceed with early assumption of ambulance service and that a date for such assumption will be set in November 1998;

b) the Request for Proposal for the Ottawa-Carleton Regional Ambulance Service (OCRAS) should be cancelled, and;

c) effective and seamless ambulance service requires control of dispatch.

2. That Regional Council direct Land Ambulance Services staff:

a) to prepare a detailed year 2000 assumption plan with milestones and timelines for Committee and Councilís information early this fall;

b) to review possible options to gain more and control over the dispatch function;

c) to explore the full range of options, from purchasing/leasing cooperatives to full service delivery, with the Region of Ottawa-Carletonís neighboring Counties for 1 January 2000;

d) to begin discussions to develop multi-jurisdictional, mutual-aid agreements with neighboring Counties;

e) to send this report to other Upper Tier Municipalities in Ontario and invite them to join in the establishment of an information exchange network.;

3. That Regional Council forward this report to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) requesting its support.

"CARRIED"

3. appointments: Environmental Health Advisory Group

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

That Council approve the appointments of the following individuals as public representatives to the Environmental Health Advisory Group: (Listed alphabetically)

Albert W. Dugal Caroline Ladanowski;

Ann Coffey-Farmilo Roderick Raphael;

Nora Gambioli Victor Shantora;

Roy Hickman Dr. Dana Silk;

Michael Holliday Susan Springthorpe;

Diane Huffman.

"CARRIED"

4. SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

That Council approve:

That a strategy be developed to increase the number of units of supportive housing in Ottawa-Carleton. That a report be prepared that outlines the needs and that the Social Housing Working Group be sent this report for action.

"CARRIED"

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEEE REPORT NO. 15

1. CONVENTION CENTRE FACILITIES

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

That Council approve:

1. That the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton endeavour to create new convention facilities in the context of a public/private partnership;

2. That staff recommendation No. 2 as follows be DELETED. That Council choose the site and the proponent with whom it intends to create the public/private partnership;

3. That staff recommendation No. 3 be amended by the following:

That by choosing the site and the proponent it is clearly understood that the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton and the proponent will proceed on the basis that any financial plan, any business plan and any design, building plans and any final site plan will be subject to Council approval;

4. That staff recommendation No. 4 be amended to read:

4a) That all financial planning will require participation by the private sector and the Federal and Provincial governments;

4b) That the efforts to arrange a financial package do not explicitly or implicitly commit the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton to any financial contribution for convention facilities, and that the financial planning include a new RMOC Revenue Stream, other than property taxes, dedicated to capital and/or operating costs of a new Convention Centre, if required to protect the exposure of the Ottawa-Carleton taxpayer;

5. That the site and the proponent be the Viking Rideau lands, adjacent to the Rideau Centre, as owned and/or controlled by the Viking Rideau Corporation;

6. That Council request that the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Congress Centre join the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton in leading the development of the detailed analysis to support the Congress Centre expansion;

7. That when the Steering Committee is formed, the Ward Councillor be on the Committee.

"CARRIED" with Councillor Meilleur dissenting.

2. HEMLOCK SEWAGE PUMPING STATION AND FORCEMAIN

CONTRACT NOS. 97-206 AND CA 9512

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD AND CONSULTANT APPOINTMENT

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

That Council approve:

    1. The award of a contract to the firm of Ottawa Greenbelt Construction, Gloucester, for the construction of the Hemlock Sewage Pumping Station and Sanitary Sewer for a total contract provision of $1,650,518 (Contract No. 97-206);
    2. The appointment of the firm of Cumming Cockburn Limited, Ottawa, to provide construction contract administration and field supervision services for the Hemlock Sewage Pumping Station and Sanitary Sewer for a total contract provision of $165,960 (Contract CA9512);

 

3. The increase to the budget authority from $2,200,000 to $2,804,000 in Account No. 932-42036, Hemlock Sewage Pumping Station and Forcemain. Funds are available for transfer from Account No. 932-42033, Rideau River Sewer Crossing.

"CARRIED"

3. APPOINTMENTS TO SINKING FUND COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council enact a by-law appointing the Treasurer of the City of Ottawa and the Treasurer of the City of Kanata as members of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Sinking Fund Committee (SFC).

"CARRIED"

4. OTTAWA COMMUNITY NETWORK

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve the expenditure of $147,000 towards the Ottawa Community Network (OCN) project in accordance with the attached report entitled "OCN Project and Initiatives Expenditures for 1998" submitted by the Ottawa Community Network.

"CARRIED" with Councillors Beamish and Hume dissenting.

5. VILLAGE COURT

WASTEWATER TREATMENT

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

That Council approve:

1. The capital authority for the communal wastewater treatment system for Village Court be increased from $557,000 to $1,450,000;

2. The additional capital authority of $893,000 be funded from the Sewer Capital Reserve Fund;

3. The authority for the contract with CMS Group Inc. be increased from $557,000 to $778,943.86 (inclusive of G.S.T.);

4. Authority be established for works and engineering required for the sanitary sewage treatment system, other than the contract with CMS Group Inc., in the amount of $631,300.00 (inclusive of G.S.T.);

5. Additional security in the amount of $200,000 be required to guarantee that the CMS system will meet the discharge parameters of the Rideau River;

6. A hook-up charge of $3,000 to be directed towards the capital cost of the wastewater treatment system for Village Court be imposed under the Municipal Act, section 221 upon all residential units comprising the Village Court development, and that increases in this rate be equivalent to annual increases, commencing 1 April 2000, in the interest rate which debentures would bear if issued on the date of the Council approval of this report until 1 April 2005;

7. A monthly charge of $55 per residential unit to be directed towards the capital and operating cost of the wastewater treatment system for Village Court be imposed under the Municipal Act, section 221 upon all residential units comprising the Village Court development and that increases in this rate be equivalent to annual increases in the cost of living until 1 April 2005, at which time the rate is to be re-evaluated by Regional Council;

8. Charges similar to those in recommendations 6 and 7 be imposed upon non-residential development at Village Court on the basis that 500 square feet is equivalent to one residential unit;

9. The Region be authorised to enter into an operating and maintenance contract for the CMS system for a period of two years;

10. Commencing with the commissioning of the CMS Group Inc. wastewater treatment system, the annual operating budget for the Water Environment Protection Division be increased by the amount required to operate the CMS system inclusive of contract administration and overhead, such amount to be identified in the estimates for the 1999 operating budget;

11. In the event that the CMS wastewater treatment system is not shown to meet the parameters for discharge for the effluent to the Rideau River, that the Region approve the operation of a holding tank system, on an interim 5 year basis;

12. That recommendations 1-10 be dependent upon the CMS system passing a test evaluation showing that the system can produce effluent that meets the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment for the Rideau River watershed.

"CARRIED" with Councillors Hume and van den Ham dissenting.

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEEE REPORT NO. 16

1. MAJOR ROAD MAINTENANCE / RESURFACING

ON TENTH LINE ROAD (REGIONAL ROAD 47) TRANSFER OF FUNDS

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve the transfer of funds in the amount of $500,000 from the Hunt Club Road project (Highway 416 to Merivale) (912-30610) to the 1998 Resurfacing Programme (912-30744).

"CARRIED"

2. 1998 DEBENTURE ISSUE

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

That Council approve:

1. That the Finance Commissioner be given authority to undertake a $30.0 Million debenture issue in the domestic bond market to finance various capital projects;

2. That the Finance Commissioner be authorized to execute and deliver all documentation and to incur and pay all expenses that may be required to complete the sale of debentures;

3. That a confirmation report and debenture by-laws be submitted to the next regular meeting of Regional Council for execution.

"CARRIED"

 

3. PAY EQUITY PLAN

ASSOCIATION OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:

ONTARIO (AAHP:0)

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve the implementation of the Pay Equity Plan for the Association of Allied Health Professionals: Ontario as outlined in the report.

"CARRIED"

4. 1998 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS REPORT

AND PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve the changes to the Economic Development Grants Program, as detailed under the heading "Modifications for 1999" in the report.

"CARRIED"

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEEE REPORT NO. 17

1. administration

regional development charges (RDCíS)

carling realty company limited

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve the payment of $944,335.67 to 1067006 Ontario Inc. regarding prepaid RDCís by Carling Realty Company Limited for Blocks B, D, E and F on Registered Plan 645571.

"CARRIED"

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEEE REPORT NO. 18

1. 1998 PROPERTY TAX POLICY

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

That Council approve:

1. The adoption of the provincially prescribed transition ratios as the tax ratios for the 1998 tax year;

2. The adoption of the following tax ratios for the mandatory property subclasses;

i) vacant commercial units/land - 70% of the commercial property class tax ratio;

ii) vacant industrial units/land - 65% of the industrial property class tax ratio;

iii) farmlands pending development class I - 35% of the residential property class tax ratio;

iv) farmlands pending development class II - 100% of the respective own property class tax ratio.

3. The use of all optional property classes, namely, the shopping center commercial property class, the office tower commercial property class, the parking lot commercial property class and the large industrial property class;

4. The assessment related tax impacts be phased in over three years for the shopping center commercial property class;

5. The provision of a 40% rebate to charitable organizations as defined in the legislation;

6. The provision of a 100% rebate to any religious organization that would otherwise be eligible for property tax exemption, for any space the organization leases to a registered charity;

7. The provision of a tax relief (deferral) program for low income seniors and disabled as defined in this report;

8. The current value assessment related to tax increases above 5% for the residential property class be phased-in over a three year period;

9. (a) A rebate program be implemented for 1998 under subsection 442.2 of the Municipal Act, operating with the following criteria:

- eligible assessment would include that in the residual commercial and residual industrial property;

- that a rebate of 100% of the qualifying net assessment-related increase on the first $500,000 of residual commercial assessment (all sub-classes) and/or residual industrial assessment (all sub-classes) for a property for 1998;

- that the Minister of Finance be requested to share in the cost of the rebate program for the education share and should approval not be received, that the qualifying rebate be limited to the upper and lower tier portions;

- property owners who receive a rebate shall share the rebate with any person who has an interest in the property, including a leasehold interest, in proportion to the taxes paid in 1997 between the tenant and the owner;

- property owners and/or tenants that qualify for the registered charity tax rebate are ineligible for the general rebate program.

(b) That the Regional Assessment Office No. 3 be requested to provide the information necessary to identify properties whose residual commercial and /or residual industrial assessment related increase is due to physical changes to the property thereby rendering them ineligible for this rebate program prior to the issuance of property tax bills.

(c) That a rebate of 50% of the qualifying net assessment-related increase on the first $500,000 of residual commercial assessment (all sub-classes) and / or residual industrial assessment (all sub-classes) for a property be provided for 1999.

10. The adoption of the by-laws necessary to implement the aforementioned recommendations in accordance with the legislation.

 

MOTION NO. 203

Moved by Councillor M. Meilleur

Seconded by Councillor D. Beamish

RESOLVED THAT Item 1 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report No. 18, be amended to provide that all assessment-related residential tax increases be phased-in.

"CARRIED" with Councillors van den Ham and Hill dissenting.

MOTION NO. 204

Moved by Councillor R. Cantin

Seconded by Councillor H. Kreling

RESOLVED THAT the recommendations contained within Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report No. 18, Item 1 be amended by adding the following:

"CARRIED"

MOTION NO. 205

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor M. Meilleur

RESOLVED THAT Item 1 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report No. 18 be amended by deleting the parking lot commercial property tax, from Recommendation 3.

 

"LOST" on a division of 9 Nays to 7 Yeas as follows:

NAYS: Councillors Bellemare, van den Ham, Stewart, Hume, Cantin, Hill, Kreling, McGoldrick-Larsen and Chair Chiarelli Ö 9

YEAS: Councillors Byrne, Beamish, Holmes, Davis, Legendre, Meilleur and Doucet Ö7

Item 1 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report No. 18, as amended by Motion Nos. 203 and 204 was then put to Council and "CARRIED" with Councillor Davis dissenting on Recommendation 8.

2. exemption of property taxes - house of refuge

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

That Council:

    1. Provide tax exemption of municipal and education taxes to any church renting premises to any house of refuge in Ottawa-Carleton;

2. Approve a grant to the St George Warden Church to absorb the municipal and education taxes for the years 1996, 1997 and 1998 estimated to be $ 52,000.00;

3. Direct staff to develop a process to confirm the continuation of the tax exemption requirement.

"CARRIED"

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 11

1. Hillside Gardens Communal Well System

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

That Council approve:

1. The reimbursement of the feedermain component of the original fire supply water works for Manotick to the original benefiting owners, as listed in Schedule "A" of Part 4.3 of the Regional Regulatory Code, in the amount of $128,615;

2. The revision of the dwelling unit capacities for Manotick in Table 14 of Section 10.3.7 of the Regional Official Plan to 730 dwelling units and 34,600 square metres of non-residential floor space, and;

3. The amendment of Part 4.3 of the Regional Regulatory Code to include a charge of $300 per residential unit for future connections to the Manotick Feedermain.

"CARRIED"

2. APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve the appointment of the individual identified in Annex A as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer and amend By-law No. 3 of 1994 accordingly.

"CARRIED"

3. New MEA Class Environmental Assessments

for Roads, Water and Wastewater -

RMOC as a Proponent

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve the request by the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) that the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton be a proponent for the new provincial Class Environmental Assessments for municipal water, wastewater and road projects.

"CARRIED"

4. APPEAL TO OMB - DECISION BY

REGIONAL LAND DIVISION COMMITTEE - B29/98

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

That Council approve the Planning and Development Approvals Departmentís withdrawal of the appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board of the attached severance B29/98.

"CARRIED" with Councillor Legendre dissenting.

5. NAMING REGIONAL ROAD 73

CITY OF NEPEAN AND TOWNSHIP OF RIDEAU

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

That Council approve the following:

1. That former Provincial Highway 16 (now Regional Road 73) from the Ottawa/Nepean municipal boundary south to Fourth Line Road (Regional Road 5)) in the Township of Rideau be named "PRINCE OF WALES DRIVE" (see Annex I);

2. That the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) be requested to install ĎSCENIC ROUTE" signs on the northbound lanes of Highway 416 prior to the Highway 416/Bankfield Road interchange to accommodate northbound tourists on Highway 416 who wish to take the scenic route into the urban area, and;

3. That the Regional Environment and Transportation Department (ETD) be directed to install Trail Blazer "SCENIC ROUTE" signs along Bankfield Road (Regional Road 8) to Prince of Wales Drive (Regional Road 73) and on the proposed Prince of Wales Drive north of Bankfield Road.

"CARRIED"

6. PLANNING-CONSENT TO SEVER-GLOUCESTER

5224 BANK STREET

APPLICATION BY R. POMERLEAU LIMITED

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve that staff be authorized to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing with respect to the consent application by R. Pomerleau Limited in order to ensure that the Regionís concerns with respect to access to Bank Street (Regional Road 31) are addressed.

"CARRIED"

 

 

TRANSPORATION COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 16

1. WEST TRANSITWAY - PINECREST ROAD TO ACRES ROAD - ACRES ROAD INTERSECTION - PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

Having held a Public Hearing, that Council approve the preliminary design for the proposed construction of the Acres Road intersection that is required to provide for the new westbound ramp connection to Highway #417, as illustrated on Drawing No. RT-2266.

"CARRIED" with Councillor Legendre dissenting.

2. Parkdale area transportation study - PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

Having held a Public Hearing, that Council approve the construction of roadway changes proposed in the Parkdale Area Transportation Study as illustrated in Drawing #1 (TO2263TOA00).

"CARRIED"

3. 1997 Pedestrian Signal and Traffic Control Signal Programme - Phase 2

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

That Council approve:

1. that the intersections listed in Annex C (2) be further reviewed and included in the 1998 Traffic Control Signal Programme;

2. that no further action be taken at this time with respect to the installation of a traffic control signal at the locations listed in Annex C (3);

3. that no further action be taken at this time with respect to the installation of a pedestrian signal at the locations listed in Annex A (2).

"CARRIED"

Note: The Committeeís recommendations pertaining to staff Recommendations 1 and 2 of the attached report dated 22 May 98, will be submitted to Council on 9 September 1998 following the Public Hearing on 2 September 1998.

4. TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS - BRONSON AT GLOUCESTER AND BRONSON AT LAURIER

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

That Council approve:

1. the retaining of the traffic control signal at the intersection of Bronson Avenue and Gloucester Street and the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Bronson Avenue and Laurier Avenue;

2. that the existing westbound through and left turn prohibition at Bronson and Laurier (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) be rescinded;

3. that the westbound through movement at Bronson and Laurier be prohibited at all times, bicycles exempted.

MOTION NO. 206

Moved by Councillor R. Cantin

Seconded by Councillor M. McGoldrick-Larsen

RESOLVED THAT with reference to Item 4 of Transportation Committee Report No. 16, that the original staff recommendation to remove the traffic control signals at Bronson and Gloucester be carried after the installation of signals at Laurier Avenue.

"LOST" on a division of 12 Nays to 3 Yeas as follows:

NAYS: Councillors Byrne, Bellemare, Holmes, van den Ham, Davis, Legendre, Hume, Kreling, Meilleur, Doucet, McGoldrick-Larsen and Chair Chiarelli Ö12

YEAS: Councillors Stewart, Cantin and Hill Ö3

Recommendation 4 of Transportation Committee Report No. 16 was then put to Council and "CARRIED".

5. Bank Street at Towngate Shopping Centre - aSSUMPTION OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING COSTS OF TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve that the Region assume the annual maintenance and operating costs of the traffic control signals at the intersection of Bank Street and Towngate

"CARRIED"

6. Street Vending Prohibition - City of Kanata

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve the amendments to Schedule B of Part 2.11 of the Regional Regulatory Code, as described in the body of this report.

"CARRIED"

7. CLARIFICATION OF POSTER BY-LAW

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve amendments to the Highway Signs By-law making clearer Councilís earlier intent to limit posters advertising the same company, organization, service, product or event.

"CARRIED"

 

 

ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE REPORTS

MOTION NO. 207

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

RESOLVED THAT Community Services Committee Report No. 15; Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report Nos. 15, 16, 17and 18; Planning and Environment Committee Report No. 11; and Transportation Committee Report No. 16, be received and adopted, as amended by Motion Nos. 203 and 204.

"CARRIED" with dissents as recorded on various items.

 

MOTION TO INTRODUCE BY-LAWS THREE READINGS

MOTION NO. 208

Moved by Councillor H. Kreling

Seconded by Councillor W. Stewart

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

By-law 52 of 1998 to appoint Municipal Law Enforcement Officers.

By-law 53 of 1998 to stop up, close and authorize the sale of part of St. Patrick, at Charlotte Street, in the City of Ottawa, and more particularly described in Schedule "A" hereto.

By-law 54 of 1998 to approve area municipality by-laws regulating traffic on local streets as follows:

City of Nepean 062-98

By-law 55 of 1998 to regulate signs on Regional roads.

By-law 56 of 1998 to authorize the appointment of members of the Sinking Fund Committee of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (the Regional Corporation).

By-law 57 of 1998 to adopt optional property classes for 1998.

By-law 58 of 1998 to set tax ratios for 1998.

By-law 59 of 1998 to provide a phase-in program for properties within the residential property class.

By-law 60 of 1998 to provide a phase-in program for properties within the shopping centre class.

By-law 61 of 1998 to set tax rates and requisition levies for general regional purposes, including police services.

By-law 62 of 1998 to set tax rates and requisition levies for transit purposes.

By-law 63 of 1998 to set tax rates and requisition levies for child care purposes.

By-law 64 of 1998 to set tax rates and requisition levies for solid waste purposes.

By-law 65 of 1998 to set tax rates and requisition amounts for education purposes.

"CARRIED"

By-laws enacted and passed.

 

MOTION TO INTRODUCE BY-LAWS TWO READINGS

MOTION NO. 209

Moved by Councillor W. Byrne

Seconded by Councillor R. van den Ham

RESOLVED THAT By-law 66 of 1998 be introduced and read a first and second time.

Being a by-law to provide rebates for assessment-related tax increases.

"CARRIED"

 

 

MOTIONS

MOTION NO. 210

Moved by Councillor M. Bellemare

Seconded by Councillor W. Byrne

RESOLVED THAT the Rules of Procedure be suspended in order that Council may consider a Motion with respect to a referendum for governance in Ottawa-Carleton.

"CARRIED" on a division of 12 Yeas to 4 Nays as follows:

YEAS: Councillors Byrne, Beamish, Bellemare, Holmes, Davis, Legendre, Stewart, Hill, Kreling, Meilleur, Doucet and McGoldrick-Larsen Ö12

NAYS: Councillors van den Ham, Hume, Cantin and Chair Chiarelli Ö4

 

MOTION NO. 211

Moved by Councillor M. Bellemare

Seconded by Councillor W. Byrne

WHEREAS the residents of Ottawa-Carleton strongly desire to vote in a referendum in order to choose a model of governance for this region;

AND WHEREAS it is expected that the cities of Gloucester, Nepean and Kanata will hold a referendum concerning municipal restructuring on October 19, 1998, while other municipalities are considering holding such a referendum;

AND WHEREAS it is in the public interest to conduct a region-wide referendum on this issue with a common set of questions in order to obtain clear results as to the will of the entire electorate of Ottawa-Carleton;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT

1. The Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (RMOC), in conjunction with local municipalities, hold a region-wide referendum on the issue of municipal restructuring on or about October 19, 1998;

2. The costs of the referendum be shared equally between the RMOC (50 percent) and local municipalities (50 percent);

3. An inter-municipal referendum committee composed of three (3) Regional Councillors and three (3) elected representatives of area municipalities develop a common set of questions to be submitted for approval of Regional Council and local municipalities before the end of September 1998;

AND THAT this motion be communicated to all area municipal councils in Ottawa-Carleton inviting their participation within such an inter-municipal referendum committee.

 

MOTION NO. 212

Moved by Councillor W. Byrne

Seconded by Councillor M. Meilleur

RESOLVED THAT Recommendation 3 of Motion No. 211 be amended to add that the RMOC be represented on the Inter-municipal Referendum Committee, by three Regional Councillors to be determined by the Restructuring Committee by August 31st, 1998; the process of the selection to be made by canvassing for interest from Councillors.

"CARRIED"

 

Motion No. 211 as amended by Motion No. 212, was then put to Council and "LOST" on a division of 12 Nays to 4 Yeas as follows:

NAYS: Councillors Beamish, Holmes, van den Ham, Davis, Legendre, Stewart, Hume, Cantin, Hill, Doucet, McGoldrick-Larsen and Chair Chiarelli Ö12

YEAS: Councillors Byrne, Bellemare, Kreling and Meilleur Ö4

 

 

NOTICES OF MOTION (TO BE CONSIDERED AT THE NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING)

Moved by Chair R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has initiated a process for the residential, commercial, and other development of Lansdowne Park in order to avoid operating the facility at a financial loss;

WHEREAS planning related issues must eventually be approved by Regional Council;

WHEREAS Lansdowne Park is of broad importance economically, historically, and socially to residents across the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton;

WHEREAS the community associations most directly affected, such as the Glebe and Ottawa South Community Associations, have expressed serious concerns about the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park into private homes;

WHEREAS members of the community at large, including the public advisory group set up by the City of Ottawa as part of the current process, have stated that their input was restricted to choosing between two limited alternatives;

WHEREAS there is growing public sentiment that options for maintaining and improving Lansdowne Park as a public facility on a break-even basis, without continuing taxpayer support, have not been fully explored;

WHEREAS designating or removing a Major Community Facilities designation in the Official Plan is often controversial and may only be contemplated after extensive community consultation within the Official Planning Process in which RMOC is legally required to become involved;

WHEREAS the RMOC is required to respond to Official Plan amendments within 90 days of application and therefore advance preparation is required;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT all efforts be made by RMOC to engage the City of Ottawa in cooperation and in partnership to resolve the future of Lansdowne Park;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff be directed to begin preparing detailed information on the community and economic impact of the loss of Lansdowne Park for consideration during deliberation surrounding the Official Plan amendment process;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT a working group be formed including members of Council, staff, residents of the surrounding neighbourhoods, community organizations and businesses to begin consultations aimed at examining and report to Council on alternatives which would preserve Lansdowne Park as a public space without ongoing financial support from the City of Ottawa;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the CAO and Regional Chair be directed to investigate the legal structures by which Lansdowne Park might be placed under community governance through the creation of an independent Lansdowne Park Community Authority operating as a public trust on a break-even basis. The Community Authority would reinvest all revenues into the enhancement and operation of Lansdowne Park as a public place;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the CAO report to Council on the potential financial exposure the Region might choose to assume if called upon to underwrite the operation of a Lansdowne Park Community Authority either alone or in partnership with the City of Ottawa.

 

CONFIRMATION BY-LAW

MOTION NO. 213

Moved by Councillor R. van den Ham

Seconded by Councillor B. Hill

RESOLVED THAT By-law 67 of 1998 to confirm the proceedings of Council be enacted and passed.

"CARRIED"

By-law enacted and passed.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Council adjourned at 5:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLERK CHAIR