27 November 1996
B. ROLL CALL
C. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
Confirmation of the minutes of the Regular Council meeting of 13 November 1996.
D. 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:
No regrets have been filed to date.
G. MOTION TO INTRODUCE COMMITTEE REPORTS
CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
REPORT NO. 47
1. OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL
WATER DIVISION - CONTRACT NO. CC-6621 - CONTRACT AWARD
That Council approve the award of Contract No. CC 6621 for an Operations and Maintenance Manual for the Water Distribution System to JL Richards and Associates Limited, Ottawa, for a total contract provision of $161,131.30.
2. REVIEW OF MAINTENANCE IMPLICATIONS OF LANDSCAPE
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 1982-1996 - CONSULTANT APPOINTMENT
That Council approve the appointment of AGFOR, Greely, to assess the maintenance implications of landscape rehabilitation and construction projects on Regional roads and properties, for a total contract provision of $69,550.
3. SNOW DISPOSAL SITE ENTRY FEE 1996/97 SEASON
That Council approve:
1. The foregoing of the capital surcharge portion of the tipping fee ($0.44/m³) for snow hauled from City of Ottawa streets to the expanded part of the Bayview Snow Disposal Facility for the 1996/97 winter season;
2. Subject to Recommendation No. 1, the snow disposal site tipping fee for the 1996/97 winter season be set at $1.50 per cubic metre ($1.50/m³).
4. WINTER SAND UNIT PRICES - TENDER
That Council approve the 1996/97 unit prices for the purchase of winter sand (Annex A) up to an estimated total cost of $200,000.00.
5. CONTRACT AWARD FOR INTERGRAPH COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
That Council approve the purchase of computer equipment as an upgrade to existing architecture from Intergraph Canada Limited, Mississauga, for a total contract provision of $399,050.
6. 1997 SINKING FUND LEVIES
That Council receive this report for information.
7. SOLID WASTE FUNDING
That Council approve the use of a special solid waste mill rate to be applied against rateable properties within a defined service area to raise the funding requirement of the Solid Waste Fund beginning in 1997.
8. 1995/1996 FINANCIAL STATEMENT/SETTLEMENT
HOME CARE PROGRAM
That Council approve the 1995/96 Home Care Financial Statement/Annual Reconciliation Report (ARR) submission to the Ministry of Health.
9. FRENCH LANGUAGE SERVICES POLICY
POLITIQUE DES SERVICES EN FRANÇAIS
That Council approve the French Language Services Policy statements contained in Annex A.
10. SALE OF SURPLUS LAND: CLYDE/MERIVALE
OC TRANSIT COMMISSION REPORT NO: 8
1. COMMISSIONER ALEX CULLEN
That Regional Council revoke Councillor Cullen's appointment as a member of the OC Transpo Commission if Regional Council has lost confidence in his ability to discharge the role and responsibilities of OC Transpo Commissioner.
OC TRANSIT COMMISSION REPORT NO: 9
1. FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF FORTY-FOOT BUSES AND ARTICULATED BUSES FOR THE PERIOD 1997 TO 2000
That Regional Council provide funding of approximately $38 million to OC Transpo during the period 1997 to 2000 to pay the local share of the purchase of 245 forty-foot buses and approximately 45 articulated buses.
PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 46
1. FINAL REPORT - PILOT, COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT GRANTS PROGRAM (CEPGP)
That Council approve:
1. The continuation of the Community Environmental Project Grants Program (CEPGP) for 1997 in the amount of $40,000;
2. That CEPGP's process and guiding principles abide by the terms included in the Corporate Grants Review;
3. That the current Allocations Panel members continue for the 1997 program;
4. That CEPGP be reviewed following the 1997 program and recommendations be brought forward regarding the renewal of the program and/or program changes.
2. RIDEAU RIVER STUDY UPDATE
PUBLIC CONSULTATION FRAMEWORK
1. Accept the Public Consultation plan outlined in this report, including a public information session scheduled for the Spring of 1997;
2. Authorize the Environment and Transportation Commissioner to proceed with the technical review and discussions with the Ministry of the Environment and Energy, in consultation with the Region's Water Quality Partners, on the re-evaluation of the present Rideau River stormwater discharge criteria.
3. CITY OF GLOUCESTER OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 13
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED
No Committee recommendation.
4. RAW SEWAGE DUMPED INTO THE QUYON
AND OTTAWA RIVERS
That Council express its concern to the Municipality of Pontiac and the Quebec Ministry of Environment and Wildlife about the dumping of untreated sewage into the Quyon River, which flows into the Ottawa River, and calls upon the municipality and province to proceed expeditiously to resolve this problem.
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 40
1. PEDESTRIAN CROSSOVER AT PRESTON STREET AND ELM STREET
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED
1. That Council approve the replacement of the pedestrian crossover on Preston Street at Elm Street with an intersection pedestrian signal.
2. That in conjunction with the above:
a. remove the existing pedestrian crossover;
b. prohibit the pedestrian crossing on Preston Street on the north side of Elm Street at any time;
and the Traffic and Parking By-law be amended to reflect this change.
2. 1996 PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL AND TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL PROGRAMME PHASE 1
That Council approve:
1. A pedestrian signal be installed at the following two locations:
a. McLeod Street at Metcalfe Street - west intersection;
b. Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard (Regional Road 55) on the east side of Belcourt Boulevard;
2. In conjunction with recommendation 1. a, the westbound double right turn be prohibited on the red traffic control signal indication at any time;
3. In conjunction with recommendation 1. b, the pedestrian crossing be prohibited across Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard (Regional Road 55) on the west side of Belcourt Boulevard;
4. Multi-way stop (in lieu of a traffic control signal) be installed at the intersection of Booth Street and Elizabeth Street;
5. A traffic control signal be installed at the intersections of Lancaster Road and Walkley Road;
6. The transfer of funds in the amount of $151,100 from The Village of Carp, Account 912-30692 to the New Traffic Control Signal Account 912-37140;
7. The Traffic and Parking By-law be amended to reflect these changes.
3. HUNT CLUB ROAD WEST AT MOODIE DRIVE - LAND ACQUISITION
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED
That Regional Council approve that negotiations be initiated with the National Capital Commission with a view toward the Region acquiring the narrow portions of land of the intersection of Hunt Club Road West and Moodie Drive to permit the eventual reconstruction of this intersection with proper signalization and turning lanes so that safety can be enhanced and traffic flows improved.
H. MOTION TO ADOPT COMMITTEE REPORTS
I. MOTION TO INTRODUCE BY-LAWS THREE READING
1. Being a by-law to approve area municipality by-laws (regulating traffic on local streets as follows):
City of Gloucester 148 of 1996
City of Nepean 094 - 96
2. Being a by-law to establish rates to be charged by the Regional Clerk for furnishing copies or certified copies of any records, books or publications.
J. MOTIONS (OF WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY GIVEN)
(A) Moved by Councillor H. Kreling
Seconded by Councillor A. Munter
WHEREAS the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton is responsible for the economic development of Ottawa-Carleton; and
WHEREAS the Region is continually exploring new opportunities for economic growth; and
WHEREAS partnerships between the public and private sectors provide for benefits to all participants; and
WHEREAS Bell Canada has introduced an "Integrated Community Networks" program that utilizes Bell products and services, as well as products and services of other companies, in designing business solutions for businesses and organizations interested in sizing future growth opportunities; and
WHEREAS the existing high technology and telecommunications expertise is readily available in Ottawa-Carleton;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Regional Council, in conjunction with the Ottawa-Carleton Economic Development Corporation, investigate the introduction and development of the "Integrated Community Networks" program throughout the region.
(B) Moved by Councillor A. Munter
Seconded by Councillor H. Kreling
WHEREAS the Ottawa-Carleton region functions as one social, economic and political unit; and
WHEREAS Bell's Canada's telephone exchanges today are the same as they were a century ago, meaning that phone calls between many parts of the region are long-distance calls; and
WHEREAS this creates the peculiar situation of communities within one of Canada's main high-technology centres not within each other's local calling area; and
WHEREAS Bell Canada's existing policies call for a cumbersome process to change calling areas, including volume of calls and a voting process;
WHEREAS allowing residential and business customers across all of Ottawa-Carleton the opportunity to talk to each other, free of long-distance charges, is important from the point of view of economic development, fostering the use of technology and supporting community cohesion;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Regional Council requests that Bell Canada change its calling area to eliminate long-distance calls within Ottawa-Carleton and that it do so without raising telephone rates.
K. NOTICES OF MOTION (FOR CONSIDERATION AT NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING)
L. CONFIRMATION BY-LAW