OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

13 and 15 jULY 2005

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

9:30 a.m.

 

MINUTES 37

 

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 13 July 2005 at 9:30 a.m.

 

The Mayor, Bob Chiarelli, presided and led Council in prayer.

 

The National Anthem was performed by members of the Notre Dame de Lourdes de Cyrville Church Choir.

 

 

Moment of Silence

 

A Moment of Silence was observed in memory of the victims of the terrorist bombings in London, England.

 

 

Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT on 13 July 2005.  ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT EXCEPTING COUNCILLOR G. HUNTER on 15 July 2005.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Minutes of the regular Council meeting of 22 June 2005 were confirmed.

 

 

Declarations of Interest Arising from Prior Meetings of Council and Committees

 

No Declarations of Interest were filed.

 


Communications

 

From the Business Advisory Committee indicating that the Advisory Committee does not support the current document on the New City of Ottawa Act.

 

Correspondence sent from approximately 342 ratepayers of Ward 6 in opposition to the expansion of the urban transit area to Stittsville (list on file with the City Clerk).

 

Petition signed by approximately 1,200 ratepayers of Ward 6 in opposition to expansion of the urban transit area to Stittsville.

 

 

Regrets

 

No regrets were filed.

 

 

Motion to Introduce Committee Reports

 

MOTION NO. 37/1

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor G. Brooks

 

That Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 12, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Reports 31 and 32, Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 22, Planning and Environment Committee Reports 32 and 33 and Transportation Committee Reports 23A and 24 be received and considered.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

City Council considered the following procedural Motions (Motion Nos. 37/2, 37/3 and 37/4) over the course of the deliberations on July 13 and 15, 2005.  For ease of reference, the disposition of the procedural Motions is indicated below, followed by the Standing Committee Reports.

 


MOTION NO. 37/2

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor G. Brooks

 

That the by-law of the City of Ottawa to authorize the issue of amortizing debentures in the principal amount of $100,000,000.00 for purposes of the City of Ottawa, listed on the Agenda under 12 – Motion to Introduce By-laws, Three Readings, be read and passed.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 37/3

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chairelli

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

That the meeting of 13 July be adjourned (9:06 p.m.) and reconvened at the call of the Chair.

 

CARRIED on a division of 10 YEAS to 9 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (10):       Councillors G. Hunter, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, D. Deans, J. Stavinga,

R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, A. Cullen, J. Legendre and S. Little.

 

Nays (9):         Councillors P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling,

P. Hume, M. McRae, R. Jellett and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

The Council meeting reconvened at 1:30 p.m. on 15 July 2005.

 

MOTION NO. 37/4

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor G. Brooks

 

That City Council suspend the Rules of Procedure and resolve In Camera pursuant to Subsection 13. (1) (d) of Procedure By-law 2003-589 – labour relations or employee negotiations – respecting the ongoing collective bargaining process.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

IN CAMERA SESSION

 

IN COUNCIL

 

 

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 12

 

 

1.             GREEN ACRES TREE PLANTING PROGRAM – 2006-2010

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         Continuation of the Green Acres Reforestation Program through 2010 in partnership with the Conservation Authorities.

 

2.         The proposed spending plan for allocation of $80,000 in special levy for 2006 with $5,000 increments for 2007-2010, subject to final Council approval of the special levy each year during budget deliberations.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 31

 

     

1.             CANADIAN CAPITAL CITIES ORGANIZATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS - APPOINTMENT

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve Councillor Georges Bédard as the City of Ottawa representative on the Canadian Capital Cities Organization Board of Directors.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

2.             LEASE OF LAND - 599 SMYTH ROAD, OTTAWA

 

Committee RecommendationS as amended

 

WHEREAS the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act requires the City to conduct a full environmental assessment of the Alta Vista Corridor not withstanding that the City only plans to develop and construct one portion;

 

AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan is subject to a five year review and whereas the Alta Vista Corridor Official Plan designation will be eligible for review in the 5-year Official Plan review;

AND WHEREAS there is no prospect for the development and construction of a four lane roadway in the corridor in the foreseeable future;

 

THEREFORE Be It Resolved that Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee recommend:

 

1.         a)         That Council approve that the City enter into a lease with The Ottawa Hospital (General Campus) for a part of the Alta Vista Corridor adjacent to the hospital (as set out in the staff report ACS2005-CRS-RPR-0025) for a period of 15 years with an option to renew for an additional 5 years, in order to enable the hospital to increase their revenues over the next 15 to 20 years to assist in reaching their capital funding requirements, as amended by the following:

 

b)         That Council waive the requirement for the payment of rent as set out in report ACS2005-CRS-RPR-0025 (Lease of Land – 599 Smyth Road, Ottawa);

 

c)         And that, in lieu of such rent, The Ottawa Hospital deposit the said sum into an interest bearing account and such money shall be used by The Ottawa Hospital for the sole purpose of construction by The Ottawa Hospital of a parking structure on The Ottawa Hospital’s property at 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, within the term of the Land Lease for 599 Smyth Road, Ottawa;

 

d)         And that, The Ottawa Hospital provide the City of Ottawa with annual audited financial statements regarding the reserve account no later than three (3) months after the end of each fiscal year of The Ottawa Hospital;

 

e)         And that, should The Ottawa Hospital not proceed with construction of the parking structure within the lease term, The Ottawa Hospital shall pay to the City of Ottawa, all rents payable in accordance with report ACS2005-CRS-RPR-0025, plus accrued interest;

 

f)          And that the lease include a termination clause at year 8 with a 24 month notice period, consistent with the negotiations underway between the City and The Ottawa Hospital; and

 

2.         That Council approve that staff be directed, pursuant to the City’s Major and Minor Community Partnership Capital Grant Programs, to solicit community based proposals to develop, on the basis of a 15-year lease, with an option to renew for 5 years, green space or recreational uses of a non-permanent type for the Alta Vista Corridor lands in or around Kilborn and for corridor lands south of Lees Avenue; and

3.         That Council approve that any budget or Long Term Financial Plan designation for funding for development and construction within the Alta Vista Corridor between Riverside Drive and Conroy Road, be deleted except for those funds allocated or designated for the development and construction of the road and/or transit link from Riverside Drive to the hospital complex, and that the requirement for notice under the Notice By-law (By-law 2002-522) be waived; and

 

MOTION NO. 37/5

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to allow Council to receive a brief presentation from Mr. Ron Jack, and answer questions.

 

Pursuant to Section 1. (2) of Procedure By-law 2003-589, Suspension of the Rules of Procedure LOST on a division of 12 YEAS to 9 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (12):        Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, M. Bellemare, G. Hunter, R. Bloess,

D. Deans, J. Stavinga, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, A. Cullen and R. Jellett.

 

Nays (9):          Councillors G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling,

P. Hume, J. Legendre, S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

MOTION NO. 37/6

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

BE IT RESOLVED that non-permanent use of green space within the Alta Vista Transportation Corridor be restricted to areas where there is sufficient land available so that temporary uses do not interfere with the preferred alignment for the Alta Vista Transportation Corridor;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City erect signs indicating that any use of the green space within Alta Vista Transportation Corridor is temporary.

 

CARRIED on a division of 11 YEAS to 10 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (11):       Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare,

G. Hunter, R. Bloess, D. Deans, J. Harder, R. Jellett, J. Legendre

and Mayor Chiarelli.

 


Nays (10):       Councillors G. Bédard, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling, P. Hume,

J. Stavinga, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, A. Cullen and S. Little.

 

MOTION NO. 37/7

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

That Motion No. 37/6 be reconsidered at the next regular Council meeting.

 

Pursuant to Section 61 (4) of Procedure By-law 2003-589, notice of reconsideration CARRIED on a division of 9 YEAS to 11 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (9):         Councillors G. Bédard, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling, P. Hume,

M. McRae, A. Cullen, J. Legendre and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (11):       Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare,

G. Hunter, R. Bloess, D. Deans, J. Stavinga, J. Harder, R. Jellett

and S. Little.

 

The Committee Recommendations were divided for voting purposes.

 

Recommendations 1 a) and f) were CARRIED on a division of 16 YEAS to 5 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (16):       Councillors P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare,

C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling, R. Bloess, P. Hume, J. Stavinga,

M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, R. Jellett, J. Legendre, S. Little

and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (5):         Councillors G. Brooks, G. Hunter, D. Deans, J. Harder and A. Cullen.

 
MOTION NO. 37/8

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

That Recommendations 1 a) and f) be reconsidered at the next regular Council meeting.

 

Pursuant to Section 61. (4) of Procedure By-law 2003-589, notice of reconsideration LOST on a division of 4 YEAS to 15 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (4):          Councillors G. Hunter, D. Deans, J. Harder and S. Little.

 


Nays (15):        Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, C. Doucet,

D. Holmes, H. Kreling, R. Bloess, P. Hume, J. Stavinga, M. McRae, A. Cullen,

R. Jellett, J. Legendre and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Recommendations 1 b), c), d) and e) LOST on a division of 9 YEAS to 12 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (9):          Councillors G. Bédard, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling, P. Hume, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, J. Legendre and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (12):        Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, D. Deans, J. Stavinga, J. Harder, A. Cullen, R. Jellett and S. Little.

 

Recommendation 2 as amended by Motion No. 37/6 was CARRIED with Councillor J. Stavinga dissenting.

 

MOTION NO. 37/9

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

That Recommendation 3 be replaced by the following:

 

3.         That Council approve that any budget or Long Term Financial Plan designation for funding for development and construction within the Alta Vista Corridor between Riverside Drive and Nicholas/417, be deleted except for those funds allocated or designated for the development and construction of the road and/or transit link from Riverside Drive to the hospital complex, and that the requirement for notice under the Notice By-law (By-law 2002-522) be waived; and

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Recommendation 3 as amended by Motion No. 37/9 was put to Council and LOST on a division of 9 YEAS to 11 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (9):          Councillors G. Bédard, D. Holmes, H. Kreling, P. Hume, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, A. Cullen, J. Legendre and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (11):        Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare, G. Hunter,

                        R. Bloess, D. Deans, J. Stavinga, J. Harder, R. Jellett and S. Little.

 


MOTION NO. 37/10

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

That Council set the rent at $199,992.00 plus GST.

 

CARRIED on a division of 13 YEAS to 7 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (13):       Councillors G. Brooks, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, C. Doucet, D. Holmes,

H. Kreling, R. Bloess, P. Hume, M. McRae, R. Jellett, J. Legendre, S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (7):         Councillors P. Feltmate, M. Bellemare, G. Hunter, D. Deans, J. Stavinga,

J. Harder and A. Cullen.

 

 

     

3.             ACTION OTTAWA - REVISED PROPOSAL:  OTTAWA SALUS CORPORATION

 

Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council approve the following:

 

1.         The revised affordable housing development proposal submitted by Ottawa Salus Corporation as described in this report.

 

2.         Direct staff to negotiate a Municipal Housing Project Facilities Agreement with Ottawa Salus Corporation subject to the terms and conditions of the Dec 16, 2003 Action Ottawa RFP, the provisions of By-law 2002-88, and the limits of the City municipal capital facility contributions set out in this report.

 

3.         Upon successful negotiation of a Municipal Housing Project Facilities Agreement with Ottawa Salus Corporation, authorize the Director of Legal Services to proceed directly to Council to authorize the project specific Municipal Housing Project Facilities By-law by way of placing the by-law on the Order of the Day for enactment, within the limits set by the negotiated agreement, the recommendations in this report, and By-law 2002-88.

 


Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee recommendations       

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve additional spending authority in the amount of up to $238,000 for this project to be funded under previously approved funding envelope.

 

2.         Approve an additional $62,238 (total $227,500) in relief from development charges, building permit fees, planning application fees and parkland levy for this project.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

4.             TENNIS CENTRE WEST OTTAWA INC. LOAN GUARANTEE

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council approve the following:

 

1.         Approval of a guarantee to a financial institution for a loan of up to $250,000 to Tennis Centre West Ottawa for the purpose of refinancing the outstanding capital amount of a lease for its winter “bubble” and auxiliary equipment.

 

2.         That the City Treasurer be given delegated authority to sign on behalf of the City the necessary loan and guarantee documents with the financial institution for the loan referenced in Recommendation 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

5.             FRONT-ENDING - Mckinnon’s creek deepening, Cumberland East Urban Community

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council approve that:

 

1.         The City enter into a front-ending agreement with Minto Developments Incorporated for the deepening of McKinnon’s Creek located south of Wall Road, based upon the principles set forth in Document 1 and Document 2 attached to this report, with the final form and content of the front-ending agreement being to the satisfaction of the Deputy City Manager, Planning and Growth Management and the City Solicitor.

 

2.         The City approve, subject to the execution of the front-ending agreement, the reimbursement to Minto Developments Incorporated in an amount not exceeding $284,000.00 for the construction and associated costs of the McKinnon’s Creek deepening from development charges collected pursuant to By-Law 2004-312 and By-Law 2004-313.

 

3.         The City establish a new internal order in the amount of $284,000.00 for the McKinnon’s Creek deepening works.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

           

6.             FRONT-ENDING AGREEMENT - STORMWATER MANAGEMENT POND 2
AND oVERSIZED tRUNK sTORM SEWERS, rIVERSIDE sOUTH cOMMUNITY

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.         Authorize the City to enter into a front-ending agreement with Urbandale Corporation for the design and construction of the Riverside South, Stormwater Management Pond 2, based upon the principles set forth in Document 1 and the Council Approved Front-Ending Policy noted in Document 2 with the final form and content of the front-ending agreement being to the satisfaction of the Deputy City Manager, Planning and Growth Management Department and the City Solicitor.

 

2.         Approve the expenditure of $5,343,125 for the design, construction, and land costs of Pond #2 from development charges collected pursuant to By-law 2004-302 be approved subject to the execution of the front-ending agreement.

 

3.         Authorize the City to enter into subdivision agreements which provide for the repayment of storm sewer oversizing set at $ 5,306,400 in accordance with the principles set forth in Document 2.

 

4.         Authorize the City to enter into subdivision agreements, which provide for the remuneration of land costs associated with Pond 2.

 


5.         Authorize the City to establish a new internal order in the amount of $10,650,000.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

7.             EXEMPTION FROM DEVELOPMENT CHARGES - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council resolve to exempt the Royal Canadian Legion from development charges as a non-profit corporation under Section 7 (s) of Development Charges By-law 2004-298 for the property at 86 Aird Place.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 32

 

    

1.          Update on the Opportunity Log/2005 Service Delivery Improvements Target and approach to future savings

                                    

Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1)         Receive the report on the update of the Opportunity Log and 2005 service delivery improvements savings target for information; and

 

2)         Direct City staff to:

 

a)         continue to augment the City’s capacity to achieve savings from service delivery improvements and innovations with the approach outlined in this report, including the incorporation of performance measures, best practices reviews, strategic capital investments and enhancing internal capacity; and

 

b)         include an annual operating savings target for service delivery improvements, innovation and efficiencies of $5 million; and

 


c)         where that target is not able to be achieved in a given year, the remainder carries over and is added to the subsequent year’s target.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

    

2.             REPORT ON FRENCH LANGUAGE SERVICES

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council receive the 2003-2004 Report on French Language Services.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

           

3.             Ottawa legislative review:  new city of ottawa act

 

COMMITTEE recommendationS AS AMENDED

 

That City Council:

 

1.                  Endorse the proposed regulatory and statutory amendments set out in Documents 1 and 2 of this report, as amended by the following;

 

a.         That consistent with the position advocated by the Toronto Board of Trade’s report “Setting the Course for a Strong Toronto” Committee and Council recommends that the Province should upload the cost of Ottawa’s social housing and social services and/or transit programs, and provide annual assistance or share sales tax room until uploading is complete.

 

b.         That Item 19, with respect to Conservation Authorities be deleted from the proposed regulatory and statutory amendments set out in Documents 1 and 2 of this report.

 

c.         Add the words “for the Council to have the option” after the word “authority” and before the word “to” in Section 11 of Document 1 – B Statutory Proposals in both the Amendment Column and Rationale and 20/20 Principles Column.

 

d.         WHEREAS the use of plastic bags has become a major environmental concern;

AND WHEREAS presently there is not a market that could make the recycling of plastic bags economically possible;

 

AND WHEREAS the province has chosen not to give municipalities a “sphere of jurisdiction” over environmental matters under S.11 of the Municipal Act;

 

AND WHEREAS “waste management” is a listed “sphere of jurisdiction” for municipalities under S.11 of the Municipal Act placing a significant burden on municipalities relating to the disposal of plastic bags;

 

AND WHEREAS the use of plastic bags by retailers should be restricted.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the province be requested to give the City of Ottawa the authority to regulate the use of plastic bags by retailers including the authority to prohibit their use; and.

 

2.         Direct that the Mayor and City Manager continue their efforts in attaining these reforms to the City’s legislative framework from the Provincial Government.

 

MOTION NO. 37/11

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

That in Document 2, Proposal No. 30, the word “affordable” be deleted and the word “social” be inserted in its place so that the proposal will read as follows:

 

“Authority for increased flexibility with respect to managing the debt on the City’s social housing stock.”

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 37/12

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS Proposal No. 16 in Document 1 of the City of Ottawa Act report, regarding “inclusionary zoning”, was discussed as part of the recent Official Plan and withdrawn at that time;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Proposal No. 16 in Document 1 be deleted from the report and from negotiations with the Province on the City of Ottawa Act.

 

CARRIED with Councillor D. Holmes dissenting.

 

MOTION NO. 37/13

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa conducts business in a broad and open way to allow for participation and collaboration with the public;

 

AND WHEREAS City Council is both supportive of and values open and transparent dialogue with all members of the public, including the City’s Advisory Committees;

 

AND WHEREAS many of the regulatory and statutory proposals in the staff report may fall within the Terms of Reference of some of the City’s Advisory Committees;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Manager take immediate steps to further expand the public consultation process regarding any forthcoming changes to the City of Ottawa Act by forwarding the respective proposals to the City’s Advisory Committees for their comment (as set out in Attachment “A”, page 66);

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that  no public policy initiatives or by-laws based on any of the potential amendments be implemented prior to the completion of this consultation process.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 37/14

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

WHEREAS the Province of Ontario has indicated that the Development Charges Act requires review;

 

AND WHEREAS the ability to fund arts and cultural facilities through development charges was dropped from the legislation during its revision in 1997;

 


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that in keeping with the Ottawa 20/20 principles, staff be directed to include the eligibility to fund arts and cultural facilities as a component of Ottawa's submission during the upcoming review of the Development Charges Act. 

 

CARRIED with Councillor R. Chiarelli dissenting.

 

Item 3 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 32 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion Nos. 37/11, 37/12, 37/13 and 37/14 with Councillor D. Thompson dissenting.

 

 

    

4.             CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP and advertising POLICY

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve the Corporate Sponsorship and Advertising Policy, outlined in “Appendix A”.

 

2.         Approve the changes to the Delegation of Authority By-law as identified in “Appendix B”.

 

3.         Receive the proposed workplan to pursue sponsorship and advertising opportunities over the next 12 to 18 months, as outlined in “Appendix C”.

 

MOTION NO. 37/15

 

Moved by Councillor J. Stavinga

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

WHEREAS the presence of billboard advertising can significantly detract from the urban and rural landscapes and streetscapes across the City of Ottawa;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that billboard advertising on City property be deleted from the Corporate Sponsorship and Advertising Policy workplan.

 

MOTION NO. 37/16

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

That Section 16 of Appendix B be amended to add an additional subsection (9) to indicate that consultation occur with the Ward Councillor for approval.

MOTION NO. 37/17

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

That Motion Nos. 37/15 and 37/16 be referred to the staff study of the billboard section of the sponsorship policy.

 

MOTION NO. 37/18

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

That the question be now put on Motion No. 37/17.

 

CARRIED on a division of 11 YEAS to 8 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (11):       Councillors G. Brooks, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, H. Kreling, R. Bloess,

P. Hume, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, J. Legendre, S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (8):         Councillors P. Feltmate, M. Bellemare, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, D. Deans,

J. Stavinga, A. Cullen and R. Jellett.

 

 

Motion No. 37/17 was then put to Council and CARRIED on a division of 11 YEAS to 9 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (11):       Councillors P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, M. Bellemare, H. Kreling, R. Bloess,

P. Hume, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, J. Legendre, S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (9):         Councillors G. Brooks, E. El-Chantiry, G. Hunter, C. Doucet, D. Holmes,

D. Deans, J. Stavinga, A. Cullen and R. Jellett.

 

MOTION NO. 37/19

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor J. Stavinga

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the policy wording be amended to restrict sponsorship arrangement from gaming organizations at venues geared primarily to children.

 


MOTION NO. 37/20

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

That the question be now put on Motion No 37/19.

 

CARRIED on a division of 13 YEAS to 7 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (13):       Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry,

M. Bellemare, C. Doucet, H. Kreling, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, P. Hume,

J. Harder, R. Jellett and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (7):         Councillors G. Hunter, D. Holmes, D. Deans, J. Stavinga, R. Chiarelli,

A. Cullen and J. Legendre.

 

Motion No. 37/19 was then put to Council and  LOST on a division of 7 YEAS to 13 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (7):          Councillors P. Feltmate, G. Hunter, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, D. Deans, J. Stavinga and A. Cullen.

 

Nays (13):        Councillors G. Brooks, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare, H. Kreling,

D. Thompson, R. Bloess, P. Hume, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, R. Jellett, J. Legendre and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Item 4 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 31 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 37/17 on a division of 15 YEAS to 5 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (15):       Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry,

M. Bellemare, G. Hunter, H. Kreling, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, P. Hume,

R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, R. Jellett, J. Legendre and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (5):         Councillors C. Doucet, D. Holmes, D. Deans, J. Stavinga and A. Cullen.

 

 

    

5.             Association of municipalities of ontario (A.m.O.) - board of directors

 

Committee recommendation AS AMENDED

 

That Council consider endorsing Councillor Alex Cullen or Councillor Peter Hume to stand for re-election as a Regional Caucus representative on the A.M.O. Board of Directors.

MOTION NO. 37/21

 

Moved by Councillor A. Cullen

Seconded by Councillor J. Stavinga

 

That Council endorse Councillor Peter Hume to stand for election as a Regional & Single Tier Caucus representative on the AMO Board of Directors.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

           

6.             Appointment to The SOMERSET STREET CHINATOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve the appointment of Lucinda Boyd to the Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area Board of Management for the term expiring November 30, 2006.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

7.             2006 BUDGET DIRECTIONS REPORT

 

Committee recommendations AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.         Direct staff to table a draft operating budget that:

 

a.         Includes the cost of maintaining existing services

 

b.         Provides for the extension of services to new residents and the maintenance and programming of new infrastructure

 

c.         Includes the increased costs for mandated programs and impacts of new legislation, and 

 

d.         Provides for the enhanced services pre-approved by Council and as identified in the Corporate Plan, and increases the Pay As You Go for the strategic initiatives category of capital.

2.         Direct staff to table a draft operating budget that includes:

 

a.         A reasonable forecast of new taxation from new taxpayers

 

b.         Increases to user fees and charges to reflect either the increased cost of providing each service or the application of fee setting policies Council has adopted and bring forward a policy report on the setting of recreation fees before the Draft Budget is tabled

 

c.         A service delivery improvement target as identified in this report

 

d.         New revenues to be pursued in discussion with the Province

e.         Provincial gas tax revenue to offset the costs of growth in transit services, and

 

f.          A tax increase at the rate of inflation.

 

3.         Direct staff to pursue solutions for the unfunded balance by exploring possible one-time sources of revenue, reducing the funding levels for new or enhanced services, pursuing changes to cost sharing arrangements on mandatory programs or other cost shared services, reductions to current services based on the 2004 Universal Program Review results, and any other solutions that can be identified.

 

4.         Direct staff to table a Draft Capital Budget that reflects the policies adopted in the Long Range Financial Plan 2.

 

5.         BE IT RESOLVED that Council receive the request for a net Budget increase of $11.2 million from the Ottawa Police Service for 2006;

 

AND that the Police and City work cooperatively to lower the requested increase including the provincial staffing program as a source of revenue;

 

AND FURTHER that the Police Board and Service report back to Council on the outcome of Provincial Funding Assistance for the hiring of Police officers at the tabling of the Draft Budget in an effort to reduce the net Budget requirement.

 

6.         Direct the Library Board to come forward at the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee meeting of August 16, 2005 to present their 2006 budget pressures so that they can be given a budget direction for 2006.

 

7.         Approve the removal of the Conservation Authorities from the City budget and request the Conservation Authorities bring forward their 2006 tax levy requirements in February 2006.

 

8.         Direct staff to develop the 2006 budget for water and sewer services based upon the rate structure endorsed in the Long Range Financial Plan for 2006 and that the increase in rates identified for 2006 (net 9%) be approved and implemented effective January 1, 2006.

 

9.         Approve that the City continue to fund one-time 2006 operating requirements from a one-time transfer from reserves.

 

10.       Approve the transfer of $1.455 million in revenues from the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund, to the Tax Stabilization Reserve for use in the 2006 Budget.

 

MOTION NO. 37/22

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

WHEREAS Recommendations Nos. 1 and 2 in the 2006 Budget Directions Report are incompatible to the extent of more than 9% of our Budget;

 

AND WHEREAS the resulting “solutions” provided by staff under recommendations No. 3, after many years of cost-cutting measures and fee/fare increases, will be egregious in the extreme;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff be directed to draft an operating budget which assumes a 5% tax increase as an option.

 

MOTION NO. 37/23

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

The question be now put on Motion No. 37/22.

 

CARRIED on a division of 15 YEAS to 5 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (15):       Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry,

M. Bellemare, C. Doucet, H. Kreling, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, P. Hume,

J. Stavinga, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (5):         Councillors D. Holmes, D. Deans, A. Cullen, R. Jellett and J. Legendre.

Motion No. 37/22 was then put to Council and LOST on a division of 6 YEAS to 15 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (6):          Councillors C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling, P. Hume, A. Cullen

and J. Legendre.

 

Nays (15):        Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare,

D. Thompson, R. Bloess, D. Deans, J. Stavinga, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli,

J. Harder, R. Jellett, S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

MOTION NO. 37/24

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa, like all municipalities in Ontario, are required to fund provincial income redistribution programs on the property tax base;

 

AND WHEREAS property taxes are a regressive form of taxation and that is why these programs are funded by income and sales taxes in other provinces;

 

AND WHEREAS these programs cost Ottawa property taxpayers around $200 million per year;

 

AND WHEREAS this situation is not sustainable for the City of Ottawa or other Ontario municipalities;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor, City Council and City staff identify every opportunity to join with other Ontario municipalities, including at the Toronto Summit in the fall, to demand the Province of Ontario either upload income redistribution programs along the lines of other Canadian provinces or fully fund those programs using Provincial revenue sources.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 37/25

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT for the 2006 Budget Process, a Budget Advisory Committee be formed using a selection process developed by staff and approved by Council that will be representative of all communities and areas of the City.

 

MOTION NO. 37/26

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

That the question be now put on Motion No. 37/25.

 

CARRIED on a division of 18 YEAS to 3 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (18):       Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry,

M. Bellemare, C. Doucet, H. Kreling, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, P. Hume,

J. Stavinga, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, R. Jellett, J. Legendre,

S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (3):         Councillors D. Holmes, D. Deans and A. Cullen.

 

Motion No. 37/25 was then put to Council and LOST on a division of 4 YEAS to 17 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (4):          Councillors G. Bédard, C. Doucet, A. Cullen and J. Legendre.

 

Nays (17):        Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare, D. Holmes,

H. Kreling, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, D. Deans, P. Hume, J. Stavinga, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, R. Jellett, S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

MOTION NO. 37/27

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that Recommendation 6 be modified so that the Ottawa Public Library Budget Direction issue is debated at the first Council meeting in September rather than at the August Council meeting.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Item 7 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion Nos. 37/24 and 37/27.

 

 

    

8.             DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY –CONTRACTS AWARDED FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 TO MARCH 31, 2005

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

    

9.             CORPORATE POLICY ON FRAUD AND OTHER SIMILAR IRREGULARITIES

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve the attached Corporate policy on fraud and other similar irregularities.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

    

10.          LANSDOWNE PARK – LEASE / CONTRACT –CENTRAL CANADA EXHIBITION ASSOCIATION

 

Committee recommendations as amended

 

That Council:

 

1.         Authorize that the contract for the Central Canada Exhibition Association (CCEA) at Lansdowne Park be extended for an additional three (3) years through to 01 October 2007;

 

2.         Approve rental payments by the CCEA in the net amount of $250,000 per annum, on condition that the CCEA give its written assurance that it will fully vacate Lansdowne Park including all occupied space no later than 01 October 2007.

 

3.         That this approval be conditional on the CCEA Board acknowledging it has voluntarily initiated a move out of Lansdowne Park and acknowledges that the current request is supported by the CCEA Board and that there is no coercion on the part of the City in this regard;

 

4.         That the Agreement of Purchase and Sale to be negotiated be submitted to Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee and Council for approval prior to its execution.

 
MOTION NO. 37/28

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the annual rent from the CCEA be set aside in reserve fund for greening Lansdowne once the site is vacated.

 

LOST on a division of 2 YEAS to 18 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (2):          Councillors C. Doucet and J. Legendre.

 

Nays (18):        Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, M. Bellemare, G. Hunter,

D. Holmes, H. Kreling, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, D. Deans, P. Hume, J. Stavinga, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, A. Cullen, S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

MOTION NO. 37/29

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

WHEREAS the business plan and budget for Lansdowne Park is developed on the basis of recovering the costs of operation;

 

AND WHEREAS the revenue from the Central Canada Exhibition was anticipated to be $350,000 but is now set at $250,000;

 

BE IT RESOLVED that bridge financing in the amount of $100,000 be provided to the Lansdowne Park operating budget for each of the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 to reflect this revenue shortfall and this bridging be funded as one time item from the City Wide Capital Reserve Fund.

 

CARRIED with Councillors P. Feltmate, G. Hunter and D. Thompson dissenting.

 

MOTION NO. 37/30

 

Moved by Councillor G. Bédard

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

THAT Article 29 of the Terms of the Occupation Permit and Addendum with the CCEA be amended to read:

The City of Ottawa has in place an Official Languages Bilingualism Policy for encouragement of service to the public.  It is therefore understood that the Producer provide a reasonable level of service to the general public attending this function in both the English and French languages and the implementation of this section be negotiated between the Producer and City staff to improve the present level of services each year.

 

MOTION NO. 37/31

 

Moved by Councillor J. Stavinga

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

That Motion No. 37/31 be referred to staff and further discussions be undertaken with the Board and Management of the CCEA.

 

Referral LOST on a division 9 YEAS to 10 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (9):          Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, D. Thompson, P. Hume,

J. Stavinga, M. McRae, S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (10):        Councillors G. Bédard, M. Bellemare, G. Hunter, C. Doucet, D. Holmes,

R. Bloess, J. Harder, A. Cullen, R. Jellett and J. Legendre.

 

Motion No. 37/30 was then put to Council and CARRIED on a division of 15 YEAS to 4 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (15):       Councillors P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, M. Bellemare, G. Hunter, C. Doucet,

D. Holmes, R. Bloess, P. Hume, J. Stavinga, M. McRae A. Cullen, R. Jellett,

J. Legendre S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (4):         Councillors G. Brooks, E. El-Chantiry, D. Thompson and J. Harder.

 

The Committee Recommendations were divided for voting purposes.

 

Recommendation 1 CARRIED with Councillors J. Harder and C. Doucet dissenting.

 

Recommendation 2 CARRIED with Councillors J. Harder, C. Doucet, S. Little and D. Thompson dissenting.

 

Recommendation 3 CARRIED with Councillors J. Harder, C. Doucet and S. Little dissenting.

 

Recommendation 4 CARRIED with Councillors J. Harder, C. Doucet, D. Thompson and G. Brooks dissenting.

 

    

11.          RIDEAU VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY - NEW HEADQUARTERS IN BERYL GAFFNEY PARK

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.         Authorize City staff to proceed with the negotiations with the RVCA based on the framework attached in Document 1, including the issuance of appropriate long term financing  (of up to $5.0M) to finance the capital expenditure which will be repaid by RVCA. 

 

2.         Direct staff to report back to Committee and Council for final approval after negotiations are complete.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

    

12.          HYDRO OTTAWA HOLDING INC., ANNUAL REPORT AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Committee recommendations AS AMENDED

 

That City Council consider, as part of the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder scheduled for July 13, 2005, the report recommendations as follows:

 

1.         That the Annual Report and Financial Statements of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. for the Year 2004 be received;

 

2.         That Deloitte & Touche LLP be appointed as the auditor of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. for the Year 2005;

 

3.         The amendment to the Shareholder Declaration for Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. setting out a description of the role of the Chair of the Board of Directors set out at Annex “A” to this report; and

 

4.         That the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to sign a written resolution on behalf of the City of Ottawa as shareholder of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. setting out the resolutions approved by the City Council.

 


MOTION NO. 37/32

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

That City Council resolve In Camera pursuant to Section 13 (1) (a) of Procedure By-law 2003-589 – the security of the property of the City, respecting Telecom Ottawa.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

IN CAMERA SESSION

 

IN COUNCIL

 

Item 12 of Corporate Services and Economic Devleopment Committee Report 32 was then put to Council and CARRIED.

 

 

    

13.          aUDIT OF CONTRACTS AWARDED TO MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF HYDRO OTTAWa

 

Committee recommendation AS AMENDED

 

That  Council approve:

 

That Hydro Ottawa in conjunction with the City Manager, bring forward a recommendation to City Council on amendments to the Shareholder Declaration which would improve disclosure to City Council on related party transactions by Hydro, that would clearly define the roles, responsibilities and authorities of Board members and the President and Chief Executive Officer; and that the report be submitted by September 30, 2005.

 

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the recommendations of the Auditor General’s Report “Audit of Contracts awarded to members of the Board of Hydro Ottawa” be adopted and that Hydro Ottawa be directed to proceed with the implementation as per the Management Response.

 

MOTION NO. 37/33

 

Moved by Councillor A. Cullen

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

WHEREAS the City's Auditor General, in his June 20, 2005 report to CS&ED Committee and Council regarding his audit of contracts awarded to members of the Board of Director of Hydro Ottawa, from 2001 to 2004, found numerous instances of improper procedure by members of the Board of Directors, including circumventing the Shareholder Declaration, lack of reporting of transactions, awarding of contracts without appropriate documentation, violations of conflict of interest, etc.;

 

AND WHEREAS the Mayor, as a Council-appointed member of the Board of Hydro Ottawa, was a member of the Board of Directors during this period, and in particular participated in the awarding of a $1,500 a day contract in 2001 to compensate Hydro Ottawa Chairman Glen Shortliffe, which, in the opinion of the Auditor General, circumvented the Shareholder Declaration, and failed to report this to the Shareholder (Ottawa City Council) at the time and at subsequent meetings of the Shareholder;

 

AND WHEREAS the Ontario Business Corporations Act states, in Section 134:

 

134      (1)        Every director and officer of a corporation in exercising his or her                                   powers and discharging his or her duties shall,

          (a)        act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests      of the corporation; and

            (b)        exercise the care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent    person would exercise in comparable circumstances.

(2)        Every director and officer of a corporation shall comply with this Act, the regulations, articles, by-laws and any unanimous shareholder agreement.

 

AND WHEREAS the actions of the Mayor with respect to the award of a contract to Hydro Ottawa Chairman Glen Shortliffe beyond what Mr. Shortliffe was entitled to for compensation as Chairman under the Shareholder Declaration not only circumvented the Shareholder Declaration for Hydro Ottawa, they also violated Section 134 of the Ontario Business Corporations Act;

 

THEREFORE, in the opinion of this Council, the Mayor has lost Council's confidence in his ability to protect the public's interest and is requested to resign forthwith from the Board of Directors of Hydro Ottawa.

 

MOTION NO. 37/34

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

That the question be now put on Motion No. 37/33.

 

CARRIED on a division of 9 YEAS to 8 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (9):         Councillors E. El-Chantiry, C. Doucet, H. Kreling, D. Thompson, P. Hume, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (8):         Councillors P. Feltmate, D. Holmes, R. Bloess, D. Deans, J. Stavinga,

A. Cullen, R. Jellett and J. Legendre.

 

Motion No. 37/33 was then put to Council and LOST on a division of 4 YEAS to 13 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (4):          Councillors P. Feltmate, R. Bloess, D. Deans and A. Cullen.

 

Nays (13):        Councillors E. El-Chantiry, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling, D.Thompson,

P. Hume, J. Stavinga, M. McRae R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, R. Jellett, J. Legendre and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Item 13 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 32 was then put to Council and CARRIED.

 

 

    

14.          2006 OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE BUDGET GUIDELINE AND TIMETABLE

 

Committee recommendation AS AMENDED

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Council receive the request for a net Budget increase of $11.2 million from the Ottawa Police Service for 2006;

 

AND that the Police and City work cooperatively to lower the requested increase including the provincial staffing program as a source of revenue;

 

AND FURTHER that the Police Board and Service report back to Council on the outcome of Provincial Funding Assistance for the hiring of Police officers at the tabling of the Draft Budget in an effort to reduce the net Budget requirement.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

           

15.          NORTH-SOUTH LIGHT RAIL Transit PROJECT Results of requests for qualificationS

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         That the Respondents to the Request for Qualifications for the North-South Light Rail Transit Project identified in this report be accepted as qualified to participate in the Request for Proposals stage of the procurement process for the project;

 

2.         The Request for Proposal framework described in this report; and

 

3.         That, subject to Council’s approval of the Environmental Assessment for the project, staff proceed to issue the Request for Proposal for the implementation of the North-South Light Rail Transit Project.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

    

16.          pUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (P3) FOR NEW ARENA FACILITY IN WEST CARLETON - PROCEEDING TO STAGE 3

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.         Authorize staff to request proposals for the provision of a new ice surface with expansion capacity, soccer field and a paramedic post on the Kinburn Client Service Centre site from the firms identified on the short list in this report; and

 

2.         Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) Framework presented in this report.

 

CARRIED with Councillor A. Cullen dissenting.

 

 

           

17.          iNTENTION TO DESIGNATE THE BARRHAVEN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA -
WARD 3 BELL-SOUTH NEPEAn

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve the area described by Attachment 1 be designated as a Business Improvement Area (BIA), under Section 204 of the Municipal Act, 2001;

 

2.         Authorize and direct the City Clerk to send out a notice of Council's intention to pass a by-law designating the area, as defined in Attachment 1,


as a Business Improvement Area, in accordance with Section 210 of the Municipal Act, 2001;

 

3.         Authorize and direct the Deputy City Manager of Planning and Growth Management to prepare a survey of the area described by Attachment 1;

 

4.         Authorize and direct the City Solicitor:

 

(i)         to prepare a by-law to designate the area as a Business Improvement Area, as described in Attachment 1, to be named the "Barrhaven Business Improvement Area;"

 

(ii)        to prepare a by-law to establish the Board of Management of the Business Improvement Area, to be named the "Barrhaven Business Improvement Area Board of Management;"

 

5.         Enact the two aforementioned by-laws in accordance with section 204 of the Municipal Act, 2001, and subject to the:

 

(i)         City Clerk reporting favourably on the results of the intention to pass a by-law designating the area referred to in Recommendation (2);

 

(ii)        receipt of the survey from the Planning and Growth Management Department.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

           

18.          solid waste Services - collection contracts: In-house bid authority – Managed competition

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         That the City approve the attached “Guidelines for the In-house Bid Process”  (Annex A) for the purposes of allowing a Public Works and Services “In-house Bid Team”;

 

2.         That Public Works and Services Department establish an “In-house bid team” to prepare and submit a “City bid” for both curbside and multi-residential containerized waste collection services, through a managed competition process, in all contract areas;

 

3.         That the evaluation team consider the City’s in-house bid estimates at the time of reviewing tender submissions and provide to Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee and Council a recommendation for awarding the work;

 

4.         That, based on estimated cost of providing the service and a proven record of service delivery, the City may award up to a maximum of four curbside and/or multi-residential containerized collection zones to the “In-house bid team”.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

    

19.          GRANT TO THE ENVIROCENTRE FOR THE COMMUTER CHALLENGE

 

Committee recommendation

 

Whereas the Community Foundation of Ottawa wishes to provide $5,000.00 in support of the Commuter Challenge to the Envirocentre;

 

AND Whereas the Foundation, by its terms of reference, must make donations of this size to charities that can issue tax receipts;

 

AND Whereas Envirocentre has provided services in support of Ottawa’s participation in the Commuter Challenge;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City receive $5,000.00 from the Community Foundation of Ottawa, issue a tax receipt for same and that a grant of $5,000.00 be made to the Envirocentre for the Commuter Challenge.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

    

20.          EXEMPTION FOR DEVELOPMENT CHARGES – RICHMOND AGRICULTURAL FAIR GROUNDS

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

WHEREAS the Richmond Agricultural Society is the owner of the Richmond Agricultural Fairgrounds and makes available the fair grounds to the general public for community events as well as everyday use by the public;

 

AND WHEREAS the Richmond Agricultural Society is a not-for-profit organization with an agricultural history dating over 175 years in the village of Richmond;

 

AND WHEREAS the Society has been able to raise funding for the proposed construction of a new barn on the fair grounds, but without assistance is unable to proceed with the construction of the new barn unless certain fees and charges are offset or covered, such charges being the municipal development charges of $13,440.00 and school board development charges of $2,448.00;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that, as the support of the construction of a new barn for the fair grounds will advance the city’s agricultural and rural economic development agenda, the new barn be exempted from municipal development charges amounting to $13,440.00.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 22

 

 

1.             housing first report – Permanent affordability

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

 

 

2.             housing first report

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council adopt the Housing First Policy attached as Appendix A, as amended by the following:

 

1.         That the introductory sentence of “Policy Description” in Appendix A be amended to read:

 

“While recognizing the need to ensure that affordable housing is distributed throughout the City of Ottawa, the Housing First Policy provides the framework to ensure city departments work in a cooperative and coordinated manner to achieve the affordable housing targets in the Official Plan.”

 

2.         That the first bullet under Policy Description be amended to read:

 

·                    Identify and make available suitable City-owned sites as identified by the Housing Branch to the community for the provision of long-term affordable housing.

 

3.         Add a bullet to the Policy Description to read:

 

·                    Enabling the utilization of 25% of the proceeds from the sale of residentially zoned land owned by the City where affordable housing is not developed to fund development elsewhere to meet social housing needs.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

3.             DIVEstiture of boat launches and harbours

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Authorize staff to enter into negotiations with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Ministry of Natural Resources for the divestiture of the boat ramp and launch sites at Fitzroy Harbour and Buckhams Bay and the small craft harbours at Dunrobin and the Dick Bell Park.

 

2.                  Direct staff to report back to Committee and Council on the results of the negotiations in order to consider acceptance of the divesture for all, some or none of the sites.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

4.             Public SkatIng PRogram

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the proposed service delivery model for the Public Skating Program offered at indoor City arenas including supervision standards, program classifications and schedules.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

5              INTERIM REPORT-INVESTIGATION TO IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL REVENUE SOURCES FOR THE OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY (OPL)

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

Planning and Environment Committee Report 32

 



 

1.             Integrated Waste management master plan - STRATEGIC SERVICE delivery - update

 

  

Committee RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve:

 

1.                  Confirmation of a 40% diversion target within existing service programs by end of year 2006;

 

2.                  Increased participation towards 40% diversion be achieved through the communication of information, advertising and development of an education program;

 

3.                  Endorsement of a target of 60% diversion for Ottawa residents to be achieved by year-end 2008;

 


4.                  Staff be directed to pursue the Provincial Government for increased waste diversion funding to offset increased costs to achieve Provincial target;

 

5.                  Staff be directed to make application for Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Enabling Funds to support the costs of the Integrated Waste Management Master Plan project and resulting projects;

 

6.                  Implementation of an Organics Collection Program within the next solid waste collection contracts with organics collection envisioned to commence in 2008, and that staff report back with the details of the program in the fall of 2005;

 

7.                  Staff develop a comprehensive “utility” funding concept based upon the recommended hybrid model contained in this report providing service to urban, suburban, rural residential and rural villages for implementation in 2006;

 

8.                  The City provide solid waste collection services through a Yellow Bag Program to “non-residential establishments” that meet the eligibility criteria and service level outlined in this report with service to commence in January 2006;

 

9.                  Staff solicit “Expressions of Interest” from the private sector for organics processing technology to assess the level of interest, and report back with recommendations to Committee;

10.              Staff continue to monitor progress on the approval of the Trail Road Expansion Environmental Assessment; and

 

11.              Staff report back annually on diversion rates and any strategies required to support increased waste diversion.

 

12.              FCM and AMO be requested to place the issue of the ability of municipalities to regulate the packaging component of waste on the Urban Agenda/New Deal for Cities and Communities.

 

13.              WHEREAS in 2004 the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced a waste diversion target of 60% by 2008;

 

AND WHEREAS Ontario’s 2 largest cities (Toronto and Ottawa) currently divert approximately 30% of their waste;

 

AND WHEREAS the imposition of the MOE’s target will lead to additional costs by municipalities in order to achieve this target;

 

THEREFORE the City of Ottawa request the MOE to provide funding assistance to municipalities to achieve MOE’s waste diversion target;

 

  that this motion be circulated to AMO, opposition party critics, and area MPPs.

 

14.              That staff include in the Integrated Waste Management Master Plan a waste audit project in 2006 for the non-residential sector in order to identify opportunities for recycling.

 

15.              That the City’s Advisory Committee comments be appended to staff reports.

 

MOTION NO. 37/35

 

Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Recommendation 7 be amended to read “ that staff investigate the implementation of a separate charge based on assessment to pay for solid waste collection and disposal and that this charge be applied only to residential and multi-residential classes and that this option be reported back with the tabling of the 2006 draft budget.

 

LOST on a division of 3 YEAS to 15 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (3):          Councillors P. Feltmate, J. Stavinga and A. Cullen.

 

Nays (15):        Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling,

D. Thompson, R. Bloess, D. Deans, P. Hume, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, R. Jellett, J. Legendre, S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

MOTION NO. 37/36

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

That the words “as an option” be added to Recommendation 6 after the words “Organics Collection Program”.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

Item 1 of Planning and Environment Committee Report 32 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 37/36 with Councillor A. Cullen dissenting on Recommendation 7.

 

 



 

2.         APPEAL - COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT - 43 ROSSLAND AVENUE

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the presence of staff from the Corporate Services and Planning and Growth Management Departments at the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing regarding an appeal to the Committee of Adjustment decision for 43 Rossland Avenue.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 



 

3.          OFFICIAL PLAN AND ZONING - 5309 BANK STREET

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  approve an amendment to the City Council Approved Official Plan and the former Regional of Ottawa-Carleton Official Plan to redesignate 5309 Bank Street from 'General Rural Area' and 'Environmental Features'/'Rural Natural Features' to 'Limestone Resource Area' as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2; and,

 

2.                  approve an amendment to the former City of Gloucester Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 5309 Bank Street from ‘Agricultural General’ (Ag) Zone to Me ‘Industrial Extraction’ Zone as detailed in Document 3.

 

MOTION NO. 37/37

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

That the question be now put on Item 3 of Planning and Environment Committee Report 32.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Item 3 of Planning and Environment Committee Report 32 was then put to Council and CARRIED on a division of 12 YEAS to 6 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (12):       Councillors E. El-Chantiry, H. Kreling, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, D. Deans, P. Hume, J. Stavinga, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, R. Jellett, S. Little and

Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (6):         Councillors P. Feltmate, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, M. McRae, A. Cullen

and J. Legendre.

 

 



 

4.          LEITRIM COMMUNITY DESIGN PLAN, OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT - CERTAIN LANDS IN LOTS 16, 17 AND 18 OF CONCESSIONS 4 AND 5

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve the Leitrim Community Design Plan, as detailed in Document 6 (under separate cover).

 

2.         Adopt Official Plan Amendment No. XX to the City of Ottawa Official Plan (2003), as detailed in Document 4, to change certain lands on Schedule B within Leitrim from Employment Area to General Urban Area as per the recommended land use plan in the Leitrim Community Design Plan.

 

3.                  Delete Subsection 5.4, C19 in its entirety, which suggests appropriate parking standards for Mixed Use Centres, to be replaced with the following paragraph:

 

Parking requirements in Mixed Use Centres:  Reduced minimum and maximum parking ratios for retail, office commercial and residential will be implemented at the time of zoning in accordance with the new City of Ottawa Comprehensive Zoning By-law for lands within the Core.

 

4.                  Add the following to Section 9.3 on Page 76 of the Leitrim Community Design Plan:

 

(c)        A traffic impact statement is required during the development review process for all future subdivisions along Findlay Creek Drive.  The statement should investigate and consider traffic calming measures along Findlay Creek Drive should they be warranted.

 

5.                  The social housing component of the Leitrim Community Design Plan be at least 7% of residential units (i.e. affordable to the 20% of households in Ottawa that are lower income), subject to federal/provincial funding.

 

6.                  Approve the following technical corrections, revisions and inconsistencies to the final report of the Leitrim Community Design Plan;

 

a)                  The phrase “with the opportunity for passive recreation uses such as walking trails” be deleted from the subsection entitled “Transport Canada Lands” in Section 6.1;

 

b)                  Guideline C1 in Section 5.4 be revised so that it reads: “For each of the Mixed Use areas along Bank Street, a composite site plan for the entire Mixed Use area must be approved prior to the first development application for the area”; and

 

c)                  The phrase “Official Plan’s target for Leitrim is 5500 households” under the “Units” table in Section 4.3 and the sentence “The Official Plan directs that Leitrim will accommodate 5,500 households by 2021” in Section 2.1 be removed in their entirety;

 

d)                  The number in the second paragraph of Section 9.4 regarding the percentage of multiple-unit buildings in Leitrim be changed from “45%” to “55%”; and

 

e)                  The revisions identified on the attached map, entitled “Revisions to Land Use Plan – June 28, 2005, Leitrim Community Design Plan”, be made to the land use plan within the Leitrim Community Design Plan.

 

CARRIED with Councillor A. Cullen dissenting.

 

 



 

5.             ZONING - 1 Robertson road

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 1 Robertson Road from Commercial Highway Zone - CH to a Special Permitted Use Commercial Highway Zone - CH Block X as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 



 

6.             ZONING - 45 SPENCER STREET AND 320 PARKDALE AVENUE

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the application to amend the former City of Ottawa Zoning By-law, as detailed in Document 2 and as shown in Document 3.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 



 

7.             ZONING - 5978 AND 5985 RENAUD ROAD

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Gloucester Zoning Bw to change the zoning of 5978, 5980 and 5985 Renaud Road from Future Growth (Fg) to Row Dwelling Zone Exception (Rr1 Exception), Mixed Residential Dwelling Zone Exception (Rc2 Exception) and Open Space (OS) as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2, as amended by the following:

 

That the details of the recommended zoning as outlined in Document 2 of the report be amended to include a change in the zoning provisions under Item 2.c.

 

That “1.2” be changed to “2.0”

 

And that no further notice be provided pursuant to Section 34 (17) of the Planning Act.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 



 

8.             ZONING - 1238 MARENGER STREET

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Gloucester Zoning By-Law to change the zoning of 1238 Marenger Street from Ra1 - Low Density Apartment


Zone to Ra1 (Exx) - Low Density Apartment Exception Zone as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 



 

9.             APPEAL - COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT - 244 rideau place

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the presence of staff from the Corporate Services and Planning and Growth Management Departments at the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing regarding an appeal of the Committee of Adjustment decision for a minor variance for 244 Rideau Place.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 



 

10.        DESIGNATION OF GRANT SCHOOL, 2720 RICHMOND ROAD UNDER PART IV OF THE ONTARIO HERITAGE ACT

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve the designation of Grant School, 2720 Richmond Road, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Reason for Designation, attached as Document 4, with the following addition under the Heritage Attributes heading, to be inserted after the word "replaced":

 

·          The lawn with its landscaping facing Richmond Road to the North of the school is integral to the heritage character of the site.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 



 

11.          EXTENSION OF CENTRAL WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM TO THE VILLAGE OF MANOTICK

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approval of the following action plan for provision of central wastewater services to the Village of Manotick:

 

1.                  Proceed with detailed design for trunk wastewater services to service the Village and local wastewater collection systems for the priority areas of Hillside Gardens and the Core Area.

 

2.                  Facilitate community preparation of a Local Improvement Petition.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 



 

12.          EAST URBAN COMMUNITY - COMMUNITY DESIGN PLAN (PHASE 1 AREA)

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve the East Urban Community - Community Design Plan (Phase 1 Area) as detailed in Document # 7 (distributed under separate cover), subject to the following amendments:

 

    1. The CDP for the East Urban Community be amended as follows:

 

a)                  Amend the second last bullet on page 3 to add:

 

“Identifies the Waste Disposal Site and its influence area.”

 

b)                  Amend Legend for Figure 6 be amended to include reference to the Waste Disposal Site.

 

c)                  Amend Section 3.1, third paragraph to add “organic material for composting.”

 

d)                  Amend Section 4.1 to add reference to: “Section 3.8 Solid Waste Disposal Sites.”

 

e)                  Amend Section 4.4 to include the following reference:

 

“The WSI lands are regulated by a Certificate of Approval issued by the Ministry of the Environment.  This Certificate does not have an expiry date and WSI is expected to continue operations well into the future.  It is in the best interests of WSI, the City and the future residents of the community to recognize that this facility is a key component of the waste management infrastructure of the region and it plays an important role in the provision of waste management services such as recycling, composting and disposal for the community.  Development should not hamper the ability of this site to perform its prescribed function to serve the community.”

 

f)                   Amend Section 4.4, paragraph 4 to add reference to:

“D-1 and “ D-4 and

“industrial solid waste and/or sewage sludges” and

“The studies will be required to be completed by the proponent and the City will not approve development within the influence area as shown on the figures contained in the CDP until such time as the required studies are provided to the City’s satisfaction.”

 

g)                  Amend Section 4.6 by adding:

“The existing Waste Disposal site has existed since the 1960’s.  Operations are anticipated to continue through the planning period which may result in limitations on the use of certain lands close to the site.”

 

h)                  Amend Section 6.1 by adding the following sentence 3:

“All development applications must be accompanied by the technical studies identified in the list of Required Studies and Assessments.  Additionally, all applications within the 500m influence area from WSI must be accompanied by studies related to the Solid Waste Disposal Site Influence Area.”

 

2.                  That staff be directed, during the preparation of the MUC CDP, to re-evaluate the alignment of the BHBPE in the vicinity of Mer Bleue.

 

3.                  That the social housing component of the East Urban Community – Community Design Plan (Phase 1) be at least 7% of residential units (i.e. affordable to the 20% of households in Ottawa that are lower income), subject to Federal/Provincial funding.

 


MOTION NO. 37/38

 

Moved by Councillor R. Bloess

Seconded by Councillor H. Kreling

 

WHEREAS the CDP for the East Urban Community Design Plan prescribes a minimum of 50% single loaded roads for development adjacent to creek corridors, green spaces and environmental areas;

 

AND WHEREAS there are various methods of calculating the percentage of single loading such as the difference between the linear distance of single loaded road divided by the linear distance of rear lot line or calculating the area around the feature (woodlot, creek, etc);

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a target of 50% single loaded roads be included in the CDP for development adjacent to creek corridors, green spaces and environmental areas.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Item 12 of Planning and Environment Committee Report 32 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 37/38.

 

 

Planning and Environment Committee Report 33

 



 

1.          OFFICIAL PLAN and zoning - 5271 Fernbank Road

 

 

Committee RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve and adopt an amendment to the City Council Approved Official Plan for 5271 Fernbank Road to permit semi-detached dwellings, subject to a minimum residential density as detailed in revised Document 3, Proposed Official Plan Amendments. 

 

2.                  Approve and adopt an amendment to the Official Plan of the former City of Kanata and former Region of Ottawa Carleton to redesignate 5271 Fernbank Road from Restricted Industrial and Business Park to Special Policy Area, as detailed in revised Document 3.

 

3.                  Approve amendments to the former City of Kanata Zoning By-law 135-93 to change the zoning of certain lands at 5271 Fernbank Road to M1A-XX and repeal By-law 135-93 as they apply to certain lands at 5271 Fernbank Road and add these lands to By-law 168-94 and rezone to OS1, CG-XX and R3A-XX as detailed in revised Document 6.

 

And that no further notice be provided pursuant to Section 34 (17) of the Planning Act.

 

MOTION NO. 37/39

 

Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate

Seconded by Councillor J. Stavinga

 

That the Rules of Procedure be waived to consider and approve the following Motion:

 

WHEREAS on May 24 and 31, 2005, the Planning and Environment Committee held a public meeting for Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 28, being a comprehensive City-wide amendment in response to retail-related appeals to the 2003 City of Ottawa Official Plan (Report Reference No. ACS2005-PGM-POL-0006);

 

AND WHEREAS on July 12, 2005, the Planning and Environment Committee held a public meeting for Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 32 to the 2003 City of Ottawa Official Plan, being a site-specific Official Plan Amendment affecting lands municipally known as 5271 Fernbank Road (Report Reference No. ACS2005-PGM-APR-0179);

 

AND WHEREAS Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 28 deletes and replaces Section 3.6.5, Employment Area and Enterprise Area, in the 2003 City of Ottawa Official Plan;

 

AND WHEREAS Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 32 adds a new site-specific policy affecting lands municipally known as 5271 Fernbank Road to Section 3.6.5, Employment Area and Enterprise Area, in the 2003 City of Ottawa Official Plan;

 

AND WHEREAS Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 28 requires amendment to add a new site-specific policy affecting 5271 Fernbank Road to Section 3.6.5, Employment Area and Enterprise Area, in the 2003 City of Ottawa Official Plan to reflect Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 32;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Document 2, Proposed Official Plan Amendment, in Report Reference No. ACS2005-PGM-POL-0006 be amended as follows:

 

That Subsection 2.3.4 of Section 2.0, Details of the Amendment, within Part B – The Amendment, be amended to add the following policy 4 i) under Section 3.6.5, Employment Area and Enterprise Area, after policy 4 h):

 

“4 i)  Notwithstanding Policy 4 b) above, lands identified as part of SoHo West, located in the Kanata South Business Park, municipally known as 5271 Fernbank Road, legally described as Part of Lot 31, Concession 10, Geographic Township of Goulbourn, formerly City of Kanata, now City of Ottawa, can accommodate semi-detached dwelling units as part of the housing mix, as long as the Zoning By-law prescribed minimum residential density is achieved.” 

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

Item 1, Planning and Environment Committee Report 33 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 37/39.

 

 

Transportation Committee Report 23A

 



 

1.                   uRBAN TRANSIT AREA REVIEW

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONs as amended

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         a.         The expansion of the Urban Transit Area to include urban areas adjacent to the existing Urban Transit Area, as shown in Document 1, effective September 2006.

 

b.         Direction to staff to undertake public consultation on transit service improvements in the resulting new parts of the Urban Transit Area, as part of the Transplan 2006 process, with new services and improvements to start in September 2006.

 

c.         Direction to staff to include in the draft 2006 operating budget sufficient part year funds ($500,000) to operate transit services in the resulting new parts of the Urban Transit Area under the same service standards that are used throughout the Urban Transit Area.

 

d.         A phase-in of the operational portion of the Urban Transit Area levy over a four-year period for properties added to the Urban Transit Area, as shown in Document 1, to begin in 2007.

 

e.         Direction to staff to include in the draft 2006 capital budget sufficient funds ($5.05 million) to acquire new buses and new bus shelters to be used to provide new services and service improvements in the new parts of the Urban Transit Area,

 

subject to the following amendment:

That Stittsville be part of the Urban Transit Area effective 2006; and that the levy increases in increments over the next six years.

 

f.          That the capital portion of the Urban Transit Area levy be applied in full for properties added to the Urban Transit Area, as shown in Document 1, to begin in 2006.

 

2.         WHEREAS there has been no consultation with the rural area regarding the Park and Ride tax, and this proposal is adding a business cost to Ottawa’s farmers that other farmers in Ontario do not have;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Report Recommendation 2 be deleted:

 

The adjustment of the transit levy to allocate twenty-two per cent of park and ride and associated net-capital costs to the remaining Rural Transit Area A and Rural Transit Area B to reflect park and ride usage rates.

 

3.         WHEREAS the City has an interest in steadily building support for public transportation while measuring and meeting the needs of its many diverse communities;

 

AND WHEREAS active and positive public involvement is crucial for the City to maintain support for its long-term priorities and serve its citizens effectively;

 

BE IT RESOLVED that every three years, starting in 2005, OC Transpo carry out a Town, Village and Rural Transit Review, modeled on its highly successful 2001 Rural Transit Review, during which staff will work in close collaboration with ward councillors, residents and business owners to evaluate the changing transit needs of town, village and rural communities, and formulate recommendations for City Council to meet those needs and cover the costs.

 

MOTION NO. 37/40

 

Moved by Councillor J. Stavinga

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS the transit services now delivered in Stittsville do not meet UTA standards;

 

AND WHEREAS providing UTA level service in Stittsville would cost the city $5.05 million in new capital expenses and $1.5 million in new net annual operating expenses;

 

AND WHEREAS the expansion of the UTA would result in a 500% increase in the transit taxes of Stittsville taxpayers or a tax increase for the average Stittsville homeowner of about $400;

 

AND WHEREAS the overwhelming majority of residents of Stittsville oppose the UTA expansion because it ignores the community’s real needs and represents an excessive new cost for families, small business owners and other taxpayers;

 

AND WHEREAS within Stittsville there is substantial support for a more moderate and consultative approach to improving transit service and increasing ridership;

 

AND WHEREAS the creation of a new Town Transit Area (TTA) in Stittsville would build on the community’s once steadily growing support for public transportation;

 

WHEREAS the creation of TTA would ensure that Stittsville pays the full costs of its transit services independent of smaller communities inside the Rural Transit Area;

 

AND WHEREAS the creation of a new TTA would also ensure that taxpayers in Stittsville make the same financial contribution to the capital costs of transit infrastructure as communities throughout the UTA;

 

AND WHEREAS the creation of the TTA would create an ideal space for innovation in the OC Transpo system and reinforce the message that “one size doesn’t fit all”;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

 

·                    That a Town Transit Area (TTA) be created that aligns with the urban boundary of Stittsville;

 

·                    That a Town Transit tax levy be introduced to ensure that the taxpayers of Stittsville pay the full net costs of the transit services their community receives;

 

·                    That the Town Transit tax levy include the same capital contribution as the UTA levy;

 

·                    That the TTA and Town Transit Levy be introduced in 2006;

 

·                    That every three years, starting in September 2005, OC Transpo carry out a Town Transit Review, modeled on its highly successful 2001 Rural Transit Review, during which staff work in close collaboration with ward councillors, residents and business owners to evaluate the changing transit needs of communities within the TTA and formulate recommendations for City Council to meet those needs and cover the costs.

 


MOTION NO. 37/41

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

The question be now put on Motion No. 37/40.

 

LOST on a division of 7 YEAS to 8 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (7):          Councillors H. Kreling, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, R. Chiarelli, R. Jellett,

J. Legendre and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (8):          Councillors P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare, C. Doucet, D. Holmes,

J. Stavinga, M. McRae and A. Cullen.

 

Motion No. 37/40 was put to Council and CARRIED on a division of 17 YEAS to 1 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (17):       Councillors P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare, C. Doucet,

D. Holmes, H. Kreling, D. Thompson, R. Bloess, D. Deans, P. Hume,

J. Stavinga, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli, R. Jellett, J. Legendre, S. Little

and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (1):         Councillor A. Cullen.

 

Item 1 of Transportation Committee Report 23A was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 37/40.

 

 



 

2.                   TEMPORARY FEE REDUCTION FOR PATIO ENCROACHMENTS FOR PUB ITALIA AND LA VECCHIA RESTAURANTS

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONs

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         That the businesses located at 434 ½ Preston and 228 Preston be charged the boulevard rate under Bylaw 2003-446 for their seasonal patio encroachments.

 


2.         That the approval of this reduced rate associated with these temporary encroachments continue until:

a.         completion of the Preston Streetscaping Project;

b.         completion of the reconstruction of Preston Street.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

Transportation Committee Report 24

 



 

1.                   PEDESTRIAN & TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND ROADS & CYCLING ADVISORY COMMITTEE - ONE YEAR REVIEW

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONs as amended

 

That Council receive this report for information and approve that ‘Option 3: Monthly Meetings’ be recommended as the appropriate structure for the Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee and the Roads and Cycling Advisory Committee.

 

MOTION NO. 37/42

 

Moved by Councillor A. Cullen

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider Transportation Committee Report 24, Item 1, Pedestrian & Transit Advisory Committee And Roads & Cycling Advisory Committee - One Year Review and that the requirements of the City’s Notice By-law be waived.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 37/43

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

WHEREAS during debate on the Governance Report in December 2003 City Council carried a motion that divided the proposed Transportation Advisory Committee into the Roads and Cycling Advisory Committee and the Pedestrian and Public Transit Advisory Committee with the express direction “that these two committees not cost more that the single Transportation Advisory Committee”;

 

AND WHEREAS the information report concerning the “one year review” on these committees concluded that, “it is more likely that these two advisory committees have operated in the manner as set out in the Council motion that established them in December 2003”;

 

AND WHEREAS at the Transportation Committee meeting of July 6th 2005, staff verbally supported the status quo and recommended that any possible changes to these two committees should be done in conjunction with the governance review involving all advisory committees at the end of this term of Council;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this matter be referred back to staff and re-assessed in 2006 with the governance review of all other advisory committees.

 

Referral CARRIED on a division of 11 YEAS to 7 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (11):       Councillors P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare, H. Kreling,

D. Thompson, R. Bloess, D. Deans, P. Hume, J. Stavinga, R. Chiarelli

and R. Jellett.

 

Nays (7):         Councillors C. Doucet, D. Holmes, M. McRae, A. Cullen, J. Legendre,

S. Little and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

 



 

2.                   NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT (RIDEAU CENTRE TO BARRHAVEN TOWN CENTRE) ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONs as amended

 

That Council approve:

 

1)                  The Environmental Assessment study’s recommended plan for the North-South Corridor Light Rail Transit Project, enabling the procurement process to advance;

 

2)                  Finalizing the Environmental Assessment Report and posting the Notice of Study Completion, thereby commencing the Ontario Ministry of the Environment approval process; and

 

3)                  Initiating the property acquisition process for all property interests required for the construction of the North-South Corridor Light Rail Transit Project, including expropriation if necessary, as set out in this report.

 

as amended by the following:

 

WHEREAS the City staff report concerning the environmental assessment for the North-South Corridor Light Rail Transit project recommends the route of Albert Street and Slater Street;

 

AND WHEREAS the downtown business community has made the case for a reduction of bus traffic on Albert and Slater with the introduction of light rail on those streets;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

 

a)                  That a full evaluation be undertaken to remove buses from the Slater/Albert Corridor to relocate east/west bus routes to one of the other downtown corridors, and that the findings be presented to Transportation Committee by September 2005.

 

b)                  That the LRT Project Team prepare a technical report on the possibility of using Hurdman and Bayview Stations as transfer stations to further reduce the bus volume on Slater and Albert Streets, with the objective of retaining the 90 series but short-turning all local buses at hub stations.

 

c)                  That the LRT Project Team prepare a technical report estimating the net cost of a light rail tunnel to accommodate the LRT system in the downtown.

d)                  That the LRT Project Team provide the Albert and Slater Business Coalition with budget estimates for the capital costs for streetscaping Albert and Slater Streets and the operating costs of maintaining the streetscaping elements to be introduced on Albert and Slater Streets.

 

e)                  That the University of Ottawa be evaluated as a terminal point for the North-South Light Rail service instead of the MacKenzie King Bridge, in this way to provide continued vehicular access on the MacKenzie King Bridge.

 

f)                   That staff provide results of these above-noted studies by September 21, 2005.

 

g)                  That City staff be directed to review the financial forecasts (ORTEP versus Rail Trust) documents as presented at Transportation Committee on 6 July 2005 as a comparison to the City cost estimates.

 

MOTION NO. 37/44

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

WHEREAS the Environmental Assessment process requires that all “reasonable alternatives” must be explored when considering a particular project;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the North-South Corridor Light Rail Transit Project Environmental Assessment be tabled until a full evaluation is completed regarding all options as is required by law (including alternative methods of carrying out the undertaking as well as alternatives to the undertaking) for crossing the downtown, including any tunnel options, and presented to Transportation Committee in September as part of the Environmental Assessment  report.

 

LOST on a division of 5 YEAS to 14 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (5):          Councillors M. Bellemare, D. Deans, A. Cullen, J. Legendre and S. Little.

 

Nays (14):        Councillors P. Feltmate, E. El-Chantiry, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, H. Kreling,

D. Thompson, R. Bloess, P. Hume, J. Stavinga, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli,

J. Harder, R. Jellett and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

MOTION NO. 37/45

 

Moved by Councillor J. Stavinga

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

Replacement for Committee Recommendations as Amended

 

1.         RESOLVED THAT Council approve recommendations 1, 2, and 3 of the staff report for the North-South Corridor Light Rail Transit Project (Rideau Centre to Barrhaven Town Centre) Environmental Assessment Study Recommendations.

 

2.         FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED:

 

(a)                That OC Transpo be directed to ensure that a minimum of 30% of bus traffic be removed from Albert and Slater streets by end of 2009, and that city staff be directed to cause a full evaluation to remove up to 100% of buses from the Slater and Albert corridor by the end of 2009, and that the findings be presented to Transportation Committee by September 30, 2005.

 

(b)               That as part of sub-paragraph (a) above, the LRT Project Team prepare a technical report on the possibility of using Hurdman and Bayview stations as transfer stations to assist in the reduction of bus volume on Slater and Albert streets, with the possibility of retaining the 90 series, but short-turning all local buses at hub stations.

 

(c)                That the LRT Project Team together with its consultants prepare the terms of reference for a study to determine the ways and means to construct a bus and/or LRT tunnel to accommodate longer term transit including interprovincial transit need in the city core and to present same to Council by September 30, 2005.

 

(d)               That the LRT Project Team provide all businesses in the Albert and Slater streets corridors with budget estimates for the capital costs for streetscaping Albert and Slater streets and the operating costs of maintaining same.

 

(e)            &nbs