OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

26 APRIL 2006

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

1:00 p.m.

 

MINUTES 57

 

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 26 April 2006 at 1:00 p.m.

 

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

 

The National Anthem was performed by l'École élémentaire Jeanne Sauvé choir.

 

 

Announcements/Ceremonial Activities

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

 

Mayor Chiarelli announced that April 28 is the National Day of Mourning.  A Moment of Silence was subsequently observed commemorating those who have been injured or killed in the workplace.

 

RECOGNITION - TAKE A LITTLE TO COUNCIL INITIATIVE

 

Mayor Chiarelli recognized the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Take a Little to Council initiative, presenting a City of Ottawa knapsack, t-shirt and water bottle to each youth participant and a City of Ottawa mouse pad to each staff representative from Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

RECOGNITION - MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH

 

Mayor Chiarelli presented a framed proclamation declaring May 2006 as MS Awareness Month to Mr. Barry Keegan, Ms. Hugette Lussier Tremblay, Mr. Philip Goodwin, Mr. John Brett and Mr. Chris Hughes of the MS Society of Ottawa.

 


RECOGNITION - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK

 

Mayor Chiarelli presented a framed proclamation declaring April 24 to April 28, 2006 as Administrative Professionals Week to Ms. Kim Pickard, President-Elect and Ms. Bev Bonner, President, Ottawa West Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and Ms. Nancy Keeney, President of the the 1st IAAP Corporate Chapter, General dynamics Canada.

 

 

Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT EXCEPT COUNCILLOR G. BROOKS.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Minutes of the regular Council meeting of 12 April 2006 were confirmed.

 

 

Declarations of pecuniary interest including those originally arising from prior meetings

 

See specific Agenda Item for declaration (Motion No. 57/12).

 

 

Communications

 

The following communications were received:

 

·                     List of Outstanding Inquiries – February 2004 to March 2006

 

·                     From the Business Advisory Committee respecting Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 29 Item 1, Homelessness and the Safe Streets Act – Task Force Recommendations.

 

·                     From the Health and Social Services Advisory Committee respecting Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 29 Item 1, Homelessness and the Safe Streets Act – Task Force Recommendations.

 

·                     AMO Alerts

·                     AMO Urges Municipalities to Lobby Federal Government on the Early learning and Child Care Agreement

·                     Canada and Ontario Announce Approval of COMRIF (Canada-Ontario-Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund) “Intake Two” Projects

 

Regrets

 

The following member of Council advised that he would be absent from the Council meeting on the date indicated:

 

Councillor G. Brooks                                                                                                      26 April 2006

 

 

Postponements and Deferrals

 

Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 29

 



 

1.             Homelessness and the safe streets act – task force recommendations

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council receive the report from the Task Force and approve the staff comments on each of the recommendations contained in the report, as amended, as follows:

 

Housing/Shelters

 

1.                  That the Provincial and Federal governments be requested to provide funding for additional second stage housing and supportive housing to meet the needs of the population of shelter users who require supportive housing.

 

Staff supports this recommendation.

 

2.         That the Provincial, Federal and municipal governments be requested to provide funding for a full range of social housing to meet the needs of low-income populations who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

 

Staff supports this recommendation.

3.         That the City’s Housing Branch be directed to review the safety of Shelters and address the impact of high occupancy levels in the Adult Shelter system.

 

Staff supports this recommendation.

 

4.         That the Housing Branch establishes an advisory committee in each shelter. The Advisory Committee would assist individuals through the public complaints process.  The advisory committee will be supported by the City of Ottawa (administration) and develop a process for an ombudsman review.

 

Staff does not object to the establishment of shelter advisory committees but believes that the intent is well served by recommendation 3 respecting shelter safety as well as recommendation 6 respecting establishment of an ombudsman, recommendation 7 respecting requirement for a report back with progress, as well as recommendation 8 respecting establishment of a peer support system.

 

5.         That the Provincial and Federal governments be requested to reinstate and\or provide new funding for day programs, currently funded 100% by

the City, to meet the needs of the individuals who experience homelessness or risk becoming homeless.

 

Staff supports this recommendation.

 

6.         That the City of Ottawa establish a mechanism, such as an ombudsman, so that people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can address concerns that they have about the treatment they receive within City-funded service agencies including experiences under the Safe Streets Act.

 

Staff notes that establishment of an Ombudsman would require staffing and associated administrative costs.

 

7.         That the Homelessness and Safe Streets Act Task Force reconvene once a year to review the status of the recommendations and to propose modifications or enhancement to the recommendations as required.

 

Staff supports this recommendation.

 

8.         That the Task Force establish \ endorse a peer support system whereby former homeless individuals assist current homeless individuals through their “on street experiences” thus being able to intervene and assist with housing and any form of counseling

 

Staff supports the intent of this recommendation, which relates to the staffing of service and support agencies in the community.

 

9.         That the City of Ottawa continue to support the coordination of street outreach services, including the role of the Street Health Outreach Coalition, and advocate for the resources needed to integrate, support and coordinate Community and Social Services Agencies involved in street outreach.

 

Staff supports this recommendation and will continue to facilitate the coordination of these important services.

 

10.              That the City of Ottawa be directed to review the conditions of all rooming houses within the City, to address the unsafe conditions, safety and dangerous factors that have an impact on people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, by implementing strict By Laws to adhere to.

 

Staff supports this recommendation.

 

11.              That the City be directed to review the priorities for homeless status, to include, that 2 out of 10 applications goes to an applicant with the homeless status, remove barriers for the people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness when applying to the registry, and redefine the term homelessness to include all those who are without a permanent address.  Further, that the review include:

i.          Involvement of the HSAG (Housing Stakeholders Advisory Group);

ii.         An assessment of supports required;

iii.        An assessment process to ensure that applicants have the ability to live independently or the supports required;

iv.        The issue of required supports includes help with housekeeping;

v.         A discussion around the issue of tenants refusing supports and the impact on social housing landlords and tenants;

vi.        Involvement of representatives of the homeless community.

 

A review of the local priorities for access to rent geared to income social housing is being undertaken in 2006, and the Task Force recommendation regarding definition and priority ration will be considered within the policy review process, the results of which will be tabled with Committee and Council.

 

12.       That the Housing Branch appoint a tenant to sit on the Registry board to provide a balanced perspective.

 

The Registry is a community-based agency, and this recommendation will be forwarded to the Board for their consideration.

 

Safe Streets Act (SSA)

 

13.       The Task Force recommends that the City of Ottawa lobby the province to change or repeal the Safe Streets Act.

 

This recommendation is not supported by the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).  The Safe Streets Act is a legislative tool similar to other pieces of legislation that assists the OPS in fulfilling its broad community safety mandate.  Repealing the Safe Streets would eliminate an effective alternative to criminal charges in certain circumstances and compel the OPS to escalate its response unnecessarily.   Similarly, the repeal of the Act would create gaps leading to dissatisfaction in other communities served by the OPS.  Ultimately, these gaps would have to be filled by the City through one or several by-laws to address the conduct and issues targeted by the SSA. 

14.       That the City of Ottawa recommend to the Police Services Board that, since the Safe Streets Act, theoretically, targets aggressive panhandlers and therefore impacts the homeless above all, that the Ottawa Police Service draft strict guidelines with respect to enforcement of the Safe Streets Act so that all citizens will know where they stand regarding their rights to public space and that these guidelines be widely circulated and debated by the public before being put into effect.

 

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) does not support this recommendation.  The OPS is of the position that the legislation itself sets out the criteria for the commission of an offence making any guidelines redundant.  In the event that the recommendation is seeking to have OPS assistance in communicating the criteria generally, such a recommendation is feasible and similar to other OPS community communication initiatives.  In addition, pursuant to the Police Services Act, the Ottawa Police Services Board is responsible for generally determining, after consultation with the Chief of Police, the objectives and priorities with respect to police services in the municipality.  The recommendation does not recognize the allocation of responsibility as between the Chief and the Board under the act and would therefore be in violation of the Police Services Act.

 

15.       That the City of Ottawa recommend to the Police Services Board that they formalize and expand the training program to promote consistent enforcement of the Safe Streets Act (SSA) including a public education component that includes visiting shelters and other local agencies to foster an open dialogue and to clarify enforcement of the SSA. 

 

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) supports this recommendation.

 

16.       That the City of Ottawa recommend to the Polices Services Board a review of the enforcement of the Safe Streets Act for consistent application since its inception and that the review be made available to the public.

 

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) cannot track the disposition of PONs through the court system.

 

Employment Opportunities

 

17.       That Council amend or enact all appropriate and applicable By-laws to allow the on-sidewalk distribution of not-for-profit newspapers distributed by the homeless, without a business license or designated space permit provided that the person does not remain at a particular location while distributing the newspaper.

 

Staff supports the recommendation and further proposes that persons distributing the not-for-profit newspapers not be allowed to remain in a particular location longer than 10 minutes which is a standard presently used for mobile refreshment vehicles.  It is proposed that this standard will only be enforced on a request-for-service basis.

 

18.       That Council amend or enact all appropriate and applicable By-laws to allow homeless persons to sell original arts, crafts and jewelry on the sidewalk without a business license or designated space permit provided that the person selling the original arts, crafts and jewelry does not remain at a particular location while selling the articles.

 

Staff propose that this recommendation be referred to staff with a direction to report back to Committee and Council subject to consultation with the wider community. 

 

19.       That City land be used to create several permanent sites for street markets to be operated by a mix of local artists and artisans and street people (for example the area under the Terry Fox underpass known as the “Bridge”).

 

Staff supports the intent of this recommendation.  Further to Recommendation 18, staff would review prospective sites subject to consultation with internal and external stakeholders with a report back to Committee and Council.

 

20.       That the City provide a letter to be written to any Private Landlord advocating and supporting the use of their own empty land as a designated area for the homeless to vend their arts, crafts and to busk freely

 

Staff supports this recommendation.

 

21.       That City jobs such as poster removal and hand snow shovelling be allocated to not-for-profit groups that engage homeless people or those at risk of becoming homeless.

 

The Public Works and Services Department is supportive of this recommendation subject to meeting its operational requirements (i.e. meeting its quality standards for snow removal).

 

22.       That there be a separate process for establishing the contracting of additional City work (non unionized) and that the additional work be allocated to not-for-profit groups that engage the homeless, with funding for the additional work to be allocated in the budget annually for this purpose.

 

City Purchasing staff supports the intent of this recommendation.  Purchasing proposes that this process would be undertaken outside of the Purchasing By-Law, although Supply Management would facilitate and report on the award, ensuring that the contract meets the fair and reasonable requirements, and due diligence associated with all City contract awards.

 

23.       Continue to support organizations such as Rideau Street Youth Enterprises; pursue an integrated approach across the City to explore additional possibilities for purchasing services from social purpose enterprises thus

ensuring cost-effective delivery while supporting street-involved and at-risk persons to pursue income-earning opportunities and greater self-sufficiency.

 

Staff supports this recommendation consistent with recommendation 23 above.

 

24.       Support local enterprises, such as Roasted Cherry and Centre 507, to build capacity for the employment of street involved youth.

 

The City could work with a network of service providers and businesses to assess what supports are needed to further employment related activity.

 

25.              That the City engage in discussions with interested stakeholders on Social Purchasing Portal (a collaboration between community economic development organizations and private sector business partners).

 

Staff supports the recommendation and proposes to engage in discussions with interested stakeholders on Social Purchasing Portal, as outlined in the recommendation and report back to Committee and Council with findings and recommendations.

 

26.       The City of Ottawa lobby the Provincial Government to change the OW/ODSP regulations relative to "earned income" to enable the homeless or those at risk of homelessness to retain work related earnings without having their OW/ODSP financial assistance reduced.

 

City staff supports this recommendation.

 

27.       The City of Ottawa lobby the Provincial Government to change the OW/ODSP regulations relative to the Canadian Child Tax Benefit to enable the homeless or those at risk of homelessness to retain the CTB without having their OW/ODSP financial assistance reduced.

 

Staff supports this recommendation.

 

28.       The City of Ottawa maintain the current funding level for Social Services programs in the event the Provincial Government allows OW/ODSP individuals to retain their Child Tax Credit (i.e., ends the “clawback”).

 

While the City supports in principle both the end of the claw-back from social assistance payments and the retention of the Reinvestment Fund, this would create a budget pressure of $4.15 Million for the City. The Province has not made any formal announcement regarding any 2006 increases or the claw-back in general.

 

29.       That the City of Ottawa lobby the Ontario government and that the Police Services Board be recommended to lobby the Ontario Government to increase OW rates to pre-1995 levels.

 

At its meeting of April 13, 2005 Council considered a report respecting the Reinstatement of Social Assistance Rates to pre-1995 Levels (ACS2005-CPS-EFA-0001) and approved that a letter be written to the Province of Ontario advocating a re-instatement of social assistance rates to pre-1995 levels.

Inclusion of the Police Services Board in this recommendation is an effort to reinforce the message to Queen’s Park of the implications of poverty to policing as well as all City activities.

 

Supported but out of Scope

 

That the following recommendation be referred to the Minister of Children and Youth Services and to the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa for their consideration:

That the Community and Protective Services Department continue to represent the City’s interests with respect to this recommendation including, if feasible, being on any future task force regarding this issue;

 

That staff report back to the Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee by September 2006 regarding this exercise and the resulting investigation of issues of foster children and youth becoming part of the homeless population:

 

30.       Therefore the Foster Care Council of Canada recommends that the City of Ottawa, create a “Task Force on Foster Care Outcomes” or a sub-committee of the Task Force on Homelessness and the Safe Streets Act which would investigate the issues of foster children and youth becoming part of the homeless population, alarmingly high rates of O.D.S.P. or O.W. recipients and emergency shelter users and what could be done to prevent and address these serious and potentially long-term negative outcomes of Ottawa’s vulnerable youth.

 

The Task Force was supportive of the proposed initiative but the review of foster care was not part of the terms of reference of the Task Force and accordingly, the Task Force determined to forward the recommendation to Ottawa City Council for its consideration.

 

CITY COUNCIL 8 MARCH 2006
 
MOTION NO. 54/11

 

Moved by Councillor G. Bédard

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa convened a group of key community stakeholders to develop a strategic Community Action Plan on Homelessness;

 

AND WHEREAS the business community, including Business Improvement Areas, were not invited to participate in the process;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa’s Business Advisory Committee be consulted on the 2006-2008 Community Action Plan on Homelessness prior to Ottawa City Council receiving the plan.

 

MOTION NO. 54/12

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

That the question be now put on Motion No. 54/11.

 

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

 

Yeas (8):          Councillors R. Jellett, D. Deans, G. Brooks, E. El-Chantiry, D. Thompson,

R. Chiarelli, M. McRae and G. Hunter.

 

Nays (11):        Councillors R. Bloess, J. Stavinga, A. Cullen, P. Feltmate, J. Legendre,

D. Holmes, M. Bellemare, C. Doucet, G. Bédard, B. Monette

and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Motion No. 54/11 was then put to Council and CARRIED on a division of 11 YEAS to 9 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (11):       Councillors D. Deans, G. Brooks, J. Legendre, S. Little, M. Bellemare,

                        E. El-Chantiry, D. Thompson, R. Chiarelli, M. McRae, G. Hunter

                        and G. Bédard.

 

Nays (9):         Councillors R. Jellett, R. Bloess, J. Stavinga, A. Cullen, P. Feltmate,

                        D. Holmes, C. Doucet, B. Monette and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

CITY COUNCIL 26 APRIL 2006
 
MOTION NO. 57/1

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor G. Bédard

 

That Item 1 of Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 29 be REFERRED back to the Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee.

 

                                                                                                            REFERRAL CARRIED

 

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 45

 

     

11.          ZONING - 2301 Tenth Line Road

 

Committee recommendation as amended

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Cumberland Zoning By-Law to change the zoning of 2301 Tenth Line Road from "CCN" Commercial Convenience Neighbourhood to "CCN-X'X'" Commercial Convenience Neighbourhood - Exception 'X' as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2, as amended by the following:

 

1.         That a single drive-through be included as a permitted accessory use.

 

CITY COUNCIL 12 APRIL 2006
 
MOTION NO. 56/4

 

Moved by Councillor R. Jellett

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Council defer this item to its meeting of April 26, 2006 so the ward Councillor has time to canvass residents who would be affected by the proposed zoning change.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 


CITY COUNCIL 26 APRIL 2006
 
MOTION NO. 57/2

 

Moved by Councillor R. Jellett

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

WHEREAS at its meeting of March 28th 2006, the Planning and Environment Committee approved a recommendation to change the zoning at 2301 Tenth Line Road from commercial convenience neighbourhood (CCN) to Commercial Convenience neighbourhood Exception X, (CCN-X’X) to allow for the inclusion of a gas bar and car wash;

 

AND WHEREAS the Planning and Environment Committee also passed a motion to add a single drive-through as a permitted accessory use;

 

AND WHEREAS new information has been provided to the ward councillor with respect to how adjoining residents were informed about the new use;

 

AND WHEREAS while meeting with nearby residents, several expressed opposition to the accessory use and to the zoning change itself;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council refer this item back to the Planning and Environment Committee so as to allow residents the opportunity to appear before the committee to make their positions known.

 

REFERRAL CARRIED with Councillors J. Harder and G. Hunter dissenting.

 

 

Motion to Introduce Committee Reports

 

MOTION NO. 57/3

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

That Standing Committees – Joint Report 2, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 20, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 45, Emergency and Protective Services Committee Report 19, Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Reports 31B and 32, Planning and Environment Committee Report 46, Transportation Committee Report 33 and Transportation Committee and Planning and Environment Committee Joint Report 1 be received and considered.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

Standing Committees – Joint Report 2

 



 

1.             rural summit – planning and environment committee revised terms of reference

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the Committee’s Terms of Reference as outlined in

Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

2.             RURAL SUMMIT – CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REVISED TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the Committee’s Terms of Reference as outlined in

Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 




 

3.             rural summit – transportation committee revised terms of reference

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the Committee’s Terms of Reference as outlined in

Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

4.             rural summit – health, recreation and social services committee revised terms of reference

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the Committee’s Terms of Reference as outlined in

Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

5.             RURAL SUMMIT – EMERGENCY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REVISED TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the Committee’s Terms of Reference as outlined in

Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

6.             rural summit – agriculture and rural affairs committee revised terms of reference and rural issues advisory committee terms of reference

 

commITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve:          

 

1.                  The Committee’s Terms of Reference as outlined in Document 1 and as amended by the following;

 

a)         That the Transportation section of the revised Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Terms of Reference be clarified with respect to this Committee’s responsibilities versus the Transportation Committee’s responsibilities for making recommendations to Council on roads (i.e. secondary roads in rural areas versus major arterial roads, hard-surfacing of gravel roads, gravel roads, etc.).

 

b)         That the revised Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Terms of Reference be amended to include the responsibility for making


recommendations to Council for the naming of parks and facilities in rural areas pursuant to the City’s Commemorative Naming Policy.

 

2.                  The Terms of Reference for the Rural Issues Advisory Committee as outlined in Document 2; and

 

3.                  The modified appointment process for interim members to the Rural Issues Advisory Committee.

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 20

 




 

1.             creation of the RURAL AFFAIRS OFFICE and rural summit workplan status update

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve the creation of the Rural Affairs Office with the associated FTEs and budget as described in this report;

 

2.                  Approve the FTE and budget associated with the expansion of the Terms of Reference for the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Standing Committee and the creation of the Rural Affairs Advisory Committee as described in this report; and

 

3.                  Receive the update on the status of the Rural Summit action plan for information.

 

CARRIED with Councillor G. Hunter dissenting.

 

 


Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 45

 

     

1.             FRENCH LANGUAGE SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE – 2005 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006 WORKPLAN

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

a)         Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the French Language Services Advisory Committee, as detailed in Attachment 1; and

 

b)         Approve the 2006 workplan for the French Language Services Advisory Committee, as detailed in Attachment 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

2.             2006 TAX RATIOS AND OTHER TAX POLICIES

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.                  The adoption of the following optional property classes to provide maximum flexibility for tax policy decisions:

·                    Shopping Centre Commercial Property Class;

·                    Parking Lots and Vacant Lands Commercial Property Class;

·                    Office Building Commercial Property Class;

·                    Large Industrial Property Class;

·                    New Multi-residential Property Class; and

·                    Professional Sports Facility Class.

 

2.         (a)        That a request be made to the Minister of Finance to issue a

regulation establishing the 2006 ratios at their tax neutral levels as detailed below:

 

Tax Class

Neutral Revenue Ratios**

Residential

1.000

Multi-residential

1.8449

New Multi-residential

1.000

Farm

0.2000

Managed forest

0.2500

Pipeline

1.5438

Commercial Broad Class

2.2887

  • Commercial

2.1741

  • Office building

2.6265

  • Parking lots and vacant land-- commercial

1.4245

  • Shopping centre

1.8084

  • Professional sports facility

N/A

Industrial Broad Class

2.5814

  • Industrial

2.7569

  • Large industrial

2.3675

** subject to final minor revisions upon OPTA close-off

 

(b)               That the tax ratios for 2006 taxation purposes be adopted as detailed above with the exception of the Multi-residential property tax class which will be set at 1.8000;

(c)                That the $2.5 million cost of reducing the Multi-residential tax ratio from 1.8449 to 1.8000 be funded from the Tax Stabilization Reserve; and

(d)               The Province be asked to investigate methods of reaching more comparable assessments between Multi-residential and residential property tax classes.

 

3.         The adoption of the following tax ratios and by-laws for the mandatory property subclasses and the tax rate percentage reduction for farmland awaiting development:

·                    Commercial excess land (i.e. commercial, office and shopping centre tax classes) - 70% of the applicable commercial property class tax ratio;

·                    Vacant industrial land, industrial and large industrial excess land - 65% of the applicable industrial property class tax ratio;

·                    Farm lands awaiting development subclass I - 60.0% of the residential property class tax ratio and the corresponding tax rate percentage reduction for the awaiting residential, commercial and industrial property classes; and

·                    Farm lands awaiting development subclass II - no tax rate reduction.

 

4.         That the tax rates for 2006 be established based on the ratios adopted herein.

 


5.         That the tax ratio for the Professional Sports Facility class be set at 1.1000; and:

 

(a)               That the owners of Scotiabank Place be sent a notice of a change to the agreement of tax relief as per the terms of the agreement; and

 

(b)        That the Minister of Finance be requested to prepare a regulation exempting the Scotiabank Place from any provisions of the capping program.

 

6.         (a)        That the 2006 capping parameters be approved at 10% of the

 previous year’s annualized tax and 5% of the 2005 CVA tax;

 

(b)        That for 2006 capped/clawback properties whose recalculated annualized taxes fall within $250 of their CVA taxation be moved to their CVA tax for the year; and

 

(c)        That staff be directed to pursue an exit strategy for capping with the Province.

 

7.         That the tax level for “new construction” properties be set at a minimum level of 80% of their CVA taxes for 2006, 90% for 2007 and 100% for 2008 and future taxation years.

 

8.                  (a)        That the definition of charitable organizations for purposes of the

Charitable Rebate Program, as outlined in this report, be endorsed and that the Province be requested to amend the definition for this program.

 

(b)        That the property tax mitigation programs currently in place and detailed in this report be continued for 2006.

 

9.                  That the additional tax revenue of $5 million from assessment growth be used to reduce the Payment In Lieu of Taxation budget to reflect losses in that area.

 

10.              That the due date for all classes be changed to June 22, 2006 and that the amended due date by-law hereby submitted be approved by Council.

 

11.              That staff continue to provide a breakdown of taxes by service on an average household basis in the tax insert.

 

12.              That staff request the Minister of Finance to pursue permanent changes to property tax policies that would give the municipality greater flexibility and


options in dealing with re-assessment changes, tax shifts, capping requirements and mitigation methods for 2007 and future years.

 

MOTION NO. 57/4

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

WHEREAS the 2006 Tax Ratios and Other Tax Policies (ACS2006-CRS-FIN-0015) report presented to the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee on April 18th, 2006 made recommendations on the taxation of the Scotiabank Place which indicate that the taxation can be changed in 2006;

 

AND WHEREAS the Amended and Restated Property Tax Agreement in force specifies that the agreement shall terminate on “December 31 of the year in which the Council of the City passes a resolution terminating this Amended and Restated Property Tax Agreement”;

 

AND WHEREAS the Amended and Restated Property Tax Agreement specifies that Council has complete discretion, upon an annual review of the agreement, to terminate the agreement, and that the owner of Scotiabank Place must be given 60 days prior written notice of the annual review;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that recommendation 5 of the report 2006 Tax Ratios and Other Tax Policies (ACS2006-CRS-FIN-0015 be revised to; delete the portion “That the tax ratio for the Professional Sports Facility class be set at 1.1000; and” of the recommendation, revise (a) of the recommendation to read  “That the owners of Scotiabank Place be sent a notice of the annual review to the agreement of tax relief as per the terms of the agreement, and”;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the annual review of the Amended and Restated Property Tax Agreement be scheduled for the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee meeting of June 20, 2006.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Item 2 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 45 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 57/4 with Councillors E. El-Chantiry and R. Jellett dissenting on Recommendations 2 (b) and (c).

 

 

     

3.             SOLID WASTE FLAT FEE FUNDING IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That City Council approve: 

 

1.                  A differential flat fee for residential curbside garbage collection and multi-residential bin tipping garbage collection, and that the 2006 fees for residual garbage collection and landfill disposal be set at:

 

a.                  $78.90 per household receiving residential curbside garbage collection; and

 

b.                  $32.40 per household receiving multi-residential bin tipping garbage collection.

 

2.                  An incremental base budget increase of $650,000, including 5 FTE to support the new billing and collection methodology, to be funded in 2006 by a one-time contribution from the Citywide Reserve Fund.

 

CARRIED with Councillor M. McRae dissenting on Recommendation 2.

 

 

     

4.             FIRE SUPPLY CHARGE - 2006 RATES

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the 2006 Fire Supply Charge rates as presented in this report and that the attached by-law be enacted.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

           

5.             WEST NILE VIRUS – PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION PLAN 2006

 

 

HEALTH, RECREATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE AND CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve funding in the amount of $835,000 to be cost shared with the Province for the continuation of the existing West Nile Virus Preparedness and Prevention Plan for 2006, including:

1.                  Public education, particularly with respect to personal protective measures against mosquitoes and source reduction of mosquito breeding sites.

 

2.                  Mosquito, birds of concern and human surveillance.

 

3.                  Source reduction of mosquito breeding sites on City-owned property.

 

4.                  Mosquito control using a biological larvicide (Bti) on surface waters (i.e. ditches, storm water management ponds) and a chemical larvicide (methoprene) in non-surface waters (i.e. catch basins of roadside storm sewers) and in sewage lagoons.

 

5.                  Mosquito control using adulticide (Malathion) would be used only in circumstances deemed absolutely necessary. Evidence of intense transmission in birds, and/or particular mosquito species as well as human disease would be used to take this decision.  The decision to adulticide rests with the Medical Officer of Health and would depend on updated risk assessments examining:

 

a.                  level of risk to the public health from the mosquito-borne virus; and

 

b.         the risk to human health of exposure to the adulticide.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

           

6.             AMENDMENT TO DEVELOPMENT CHARGES BY-LAW 2004-308 SHIRLEY'S BROOK AND FRONT-ENDING AGREEMENT SToRMWATER MANAGEMENT FACILITIES EAST 1 and 2 AND stream Rehabilitation

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve an amendment to Development Charges By-Law 2004-308 to reflect changes in the rates and the benefiting area for Shirley's Brook resulting from changes to the Area Specific Development Charge Background Study dated June 28, 2004.

 

2.                  Approve the revised Shirley's Brook area-specific development charge collection area, growth projections and rates listed in Document 3.

 

3.                  Authorize the City to enter into a Front-Ending Agreement with Klondike Development Inc. for land acquisition, design, and construction for the Shirley's Brook Stormwater Facility East 1 and 2, and Stream Rehabilitation, based upon the principles set out in Document 1, and City 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 and the City Solicitor.

 

4.                  Approve the expenditure of $3,123,000 for the land acquisition, design and construction of the Shirley’s Brook Stormwater Facilities East 1 and 2 and stream rehabilitation, subject to the execution of the Front-Ending Agreement.

 

5.                  Authorize the City to establish a budget in the amount of $3,123,000 for the related Shirley's Brook Stormwater Facilities East 1 and 2 and stream rehabilitation land acquisition, design, and construction, under Internal Order Number 903230: SWM Pond Shirley's Brook

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

7.             AMENDMENT TO DEVELOPMENT CHARGES BY-LAW 2004-310 Gloucester East Urban COMMUNITY STORMWATER FACILITIES

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve an amendment to Development Charges Bylaw 2004-310 adopted July 14, 2004 to reflect changes in the rates and the benefiting area for Gloucester East Urban Community resulting from changes to the Area Specific Development Charge Background Study dated June 28, 2004.

 

2.         Approve the revised area-specific development charge for the Gloucester East Urban Community collection area, growth projections and rates listed in Document 3.

 

CARRIED with Councillors C. Doucet and R. Jellett dissenting.

 

 

               

8.             ACADEMIC ATHLETIC COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (AACP)

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa 20/20 Plan states that the City ''will actively search for opportunities to provide facilities and programs locally…'';

 

AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa October 2001 feasibility Study for a Multipurpose Sport Development and training Facility indicated that the City of Ottawa is experiencing ''increasing demands for sport, culture and other leisure facilities that support enhanced skill development… '';

 

AND WHEREAS there is a shortage of and increasing demand for recreational and cultural facilities in Orléans;

 

AND WHEREAS the Academic Athletic Community Partnership (AACP), as a non-profit corporation, has developed an innovative concept that would combine a high school with a multi purpose, integrated sports facility containing ice rinks, gymnasium, outdoor soccer and track facilities in Orléans;

 

AND WHEREAS the AACP has received official endorsements from the Canadian Olympic Committee, Hockey Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and Inter-University Sport, among others;

 

AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has already committed $800,000 ($400,000 of which would be recovered through fees charged to users) to purchase rental times for the Gymnasium and ice pads to assist the AACP in their business case (correspondence from the Director of Parks and Recreation attached);

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Council endorse the AACP initiative as a Sports facility priority for Orléans;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that conditional on the AACP obtaining official support from the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and securing the necessary funding of $48 million from Private sponsors, the Provincial and Federal Governments, that Council instruct City staff to begin negotiations towards a draft purchase of service agreement with the AACP to confirm the $800,000 worth of rental time for the complex.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Emergency and Protective Services Committee Report 19

 



 

1.             MOTION TO REQUEST A Review of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Act – Firefighters illness or disease

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve the following:

 

WHEREAS firefighters provide an invaluable service to the public and may risk their own personal safety in order to protect the lives of residents of the City of Ottawa;

 

AND WHEREAS studies have shown that firefighters suffer from an incidence of some cancers and other diseases that is significantly greater than the normal population, and that this may be due to firefighters’ exposure to toxic chemicals and carcinogens during the course of fighting fires;

 

AND WHEREAS, in response to these studies, the Provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia have amended their Workers Compensation legislation to include a presumption that, for identified types of cancer in firefighters, the disease is attributable to work as a firefighter;

 

AND WHEREAS the Fire Chief and the City’s Emergency and Protective Services Committee commend the Ottawa Professional Firefighters’ Association for its


efforts and wish to demonstrate their support for a comprehensive review of Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation scheme as it specifically relates to firefighters;

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Ottawa City Council call on the Ontario Provincial Government to review Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Act in order to ensure that firefighters and their families receive fair and timely compensation for illness or disease that is attributable to their work as firefighters; and that this motion be forwarded to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

2.             TAXI ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 2005 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006 WORKPLAN

 

 
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                   Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Taxi Advisory Committee as detailed in Document 1; and

 

2.                   Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

3.                   MINOr amendmentS to BUSINESS Licensing by-law 2002-189 respecting second hand goods shops

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the minor amendments to Business Licensing By-law 2002-189, related to Second Hand Goods Shops, as outlined in Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

4.          BY-LAWS DESIGNATED SPACE PROGRAMME AMENDMENTS NEW SPACES 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         Amendments to the former City of Ottawa Designated Space Programme By-law 300-96, as detailed in Document 1, as amended by the following:

 

Schedule “F”

 

Roadway   Location (nearest municipal address or intersection)       Vendor

Space #                                                                                                  Type            

 

200            North side of Wellington (1145) west of McCormick       Food/Motor

 

Schedule “G”

 

Roadway   Location (nearest municipal address or intersection)       Vendor

Space #                                                                                                  Type            

 

235            East side of Fairlawn at a minimum distance of 45           Food Cart

                  meters south of Carling

240            South side of Laurier Avenue East (66) east of the          Food Cart

                   pedestrian crosswalk

241            North side of Laurier Avenue East (75) east of the          Food Cart

                  pedestrian crosswalk

242            North side of Rideau (201) east of Waller                        Food Cart

 

to establish new vending locations outside the programme’s original downtown designated space zone by:

 

(a)        Establishing a separate designated space zone that will encompasses the remainder of the former City of Ottawa;

 

(b)        Establishing 26 new designated spaces within the newly created designated space zone;

 

(c)        Allocating the new designated spaces to qualified licensees;

 

(d)               Delegating authority to the Director of By-law Services to approve designated spaces for qualified licensees who have not yet identified a suitable space during this process and to approve a second designated space for permit holders who request same or for a permit holder who wishes to relocate, provided:

 

i)                    the Councillor in whose Ward the space is located has been consulted;

 

ii)                  the spaces have been reviewed by appropriate City Departments for safety and nuisance concerns and deemed suitable;

 

iii)                that there is a maximum of 2 spaces per vending license; and

 

iv)                the licensee can only operate from one of the two (2) spaces at any given time;

 

(e)               Delegating authority to the City Solicitor to include a space approved by the Director of By-law Services in accordance with (d) in Schedule “F” or “G” as applicable of the Designated Space Programme By-law by way of an amending by-law placed directly on the Agenda of Council;

 

(f)                 Establishing the annual permit fees per space located within the new designated space zone as follows:

 

Proposed Permit Fees

                                          New Designated Space Zone

                                                   (Old City of Ottawa)

                                                                                 2006        2007

Sidewalk Spaces                 $400      $  700

Street Spaces                      $800      $1,500

 

2.                  That staff report back in 2007 with a comprehensive review of the Designated Space Programme By-law.  

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 31B

 



 

1.             special diet allowance for ontario works and ontario disability support program recipients

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve that the City of Ottawa communicate with the Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services requesting the following:

 

1.         That the Province immediately review and revise the Special Diet Schedule with the objective of allowing approved health professionals to prescribe a special diet requirement for other medical conditions that are not currently listed on the form, including medical conditions that are not yet diagnosed;

 

2.                  That the Province review the rates that people on ODSP and OW receive and raise them to a more reasonable level in light of current costs of living and the importance of effective treatment of health issues, and the need to consider a strategy of prevention; and,

 

3.         That this Motion be circulated to the Opposition critics, Ottawa-area M.P.P.s, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Association of Francophone Municipalities of Ontario (AFMO).

 

MOTION NO. 57/5

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

That “including medical conditions that are not yet diagnosed” be stricken from Recommendation 1.

 

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

 

Yeas (8):          Councillor S. Little, P. Hume, J. Legendre, D. Thompson, E. El-Chantiry,

R. Bloess, J. Harder and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (11):        Councillors P. Feltmate, G. Hunter, D. Deans, A. Cullen, D. Holmes, R. Jellett,

C. Doucet, G. Bédard, J. Stavinga, R. Chiarelli and M. Bellemare.

 

Item 1 of Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 31A was then put to Council and CARRIED.




 

2.             arts, heritage and culture advisory committee – 2005 annual report and 2006 work plan

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

a.                  Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Arts, Heritage and Culture Advisory Committee as detailed in Attachment 1; and

 

b.         Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Attachment 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

3.             HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE – 2005 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006 WORK PLAN

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

a.                  Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Health and Social Services Advisory Committee as detailed in Attachment 1; and

 

b.         Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Attachment 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

4.             poverty issues advisory committee – 2005 annual report and 2006 work plan

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

a.                  Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Poverty Issues Advisory Committee, as detailed in Attachment 1; and

 

b.         Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Attachment 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

5.             seniors advisory committee – 2005 annual report and 2006 work plan

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

                    i.                        Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Seniors Advisory Committee as detailed in Attachment 1; and

 

                  ii.                        Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Attachment 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

6.             study of potential sports field sites

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 


Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 32

 



 

1.             parks and recreation advisory committee – 2005 annual report and 2006 work plan

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

a.                  receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee as detailed in Document 1; and

 

b.                  approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

2.             affordable housing and bill c48

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorse the resolution (attached as Document 1) in support of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities strategy for affordable housing.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

3.             joint statement on physical punishment of children and youth

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

WHEREAS reducing harm within families significantly reduces the costs of the health, social and police services funded and delivered by municipalities across Canada;

 

AND WHEREAS there is strong research evidence that physical punishment places children at risk for a range of harm that includes physical injury, poorer mental health, impaired relationships with parents, weaker internalization of moral values, antisocial behaviour, poorer adult adjustment and tolerance of violence in adulthood;

AND WHEREAS accumulating Canadian and international research evidence demonstrates the link between children’s and youths’ experience of physical punishment and attitudes to physical violence, the use of physical punishment in families later in life and the use of physical violence as a way to resolve conflict throughout life;

 

AND WHEREAS at least 14 countries have banned use of physical punishment of children and youth outright, a further three are seriously considering doing so, and seven Canadian provinces have banned use of physical punishment in their schools;

 

AND WHEREAS the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario facilitated development of a coalition of national child-serving organizations including the Child Welfare League of Canada, Family Service Canada, Canadian Child Care Federation, Canadian Institute of Child Health, Canadian Public Health Association and Canadian Association for Young Children which has developed the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth, which, since its publication in September 2004, has been endorsed by 223 organizations and 18 distinguished endorsers knowledgeable of issues related to physical punishment;

 

AND WHEREAS the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth recommends delivery of public awareness messages to inform all Canadians that physical punishment is harmful to children’s development and is ineffective as discipline; development of universal parenting education; and provision of the same protection of children from physical assault as is given to Canadian adults and to children in a growing number of countries;

 

AND WHEREAS national, provincial/territorial and local levels of government, the mandates of organizations, and the expertise of professionals who serve children and youth have the ability to influence the issue;

 

AND WHEREAS municipalities play a key role through Departments of Health, Social Services and Police Services in educating citizens;

 

AND WHEREAS municipal Boards of Health, at least those in Ontario, are required to have Family Abuse Prevention plans;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council request the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to endorse the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


Planning and Environment Committee Report 46

 

     

1.             ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 2005 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006 WORK PLAN

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

a)         Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Environmental Advisory Committee as detailed in Document 1; and

 

b)         Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

           

2.             LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE – 2005 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006 WORK PLAN

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

a)         Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee as detailed in Attachment 1; and

 

b)         Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Attachment 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

3.             OTTAWA FORESTS AND GREENSPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE – 2005 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006 WORK PLAN

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

a)         Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Ottawa Forests and Greenspace Advisory Committee as detailed in Attachment 1; and

 

b)         Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Attachment 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

4.             REVIEW OF THE BIOSOLIDS MANAGEMENT PLAN AND TECHNICAL OPTIONS FOR LONG-TERM BIOSOLIDS MANAGEMENT

 

Committee recommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1.         Reaffirm the 2001 Biosolids Management Plan;

 

2.         Add the following options to the list of technologies to undergo detailed review:

·                    Energy from waste

·                    Land application with storage

·                    Co-composting with MSW organics

·                    Conversion of the digesters to either Auto-heated Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion (ATAD) or Two-phase Anaerobic Digestion

 

3.         Accept for information the Audit Report of the Biosolids Management System.

 


MOTION NO. 57/6

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

That Recommendation 2 be amended to remove “Land application with storage”.

 

Mayor Chiarelli ruled that Motion No. 57/6 required suspension of the Rules of Procedure.

 

Pursuant to Section 1 (2) of Procedure By-law 2005-431, Motion No. 57/6 LOST on a division of 8 YEAS to 12 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (8):          Councillors D. Deans, M. McRae, D. Holmes, R. Jellett, C. Doucet, J. Legendre, D. Thompson and M. Bellemare.

 

Nays (12):        Councillors P. Feltmate, G. Hunter, A. Cullen, P. Hume, B. Monette, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, J. Stavinga, R. Bloess, J. Harder, R. Chiarelli and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

The Recommendations were divided for voting purposes.

 

Recommendation 1 CARRIED.

 

Recommendation 2 CARRIED with the exception of the ‘land application with storage’ bullet which was CARRIED on a division of 15 YEAS to 5 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (15):       P. Feltmate, G. Hunter, A. Cullen, M. McRae, R. Jellett, P. Hume,

B. Monette, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, J. Stavinga, R. Bloess, J. Harder,

R. Chiarelli, M. Bellemare and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (5):         Councillors D. Deans, D. Holmes, C. Doucet, J. Legendre and D. Thompson.

 

Recommendation 3 CARRIED.

 

 

     

5.             AUDIT REPORT – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR IN-HOUSE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION - 2005

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

     

6.             OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT – COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT AND CONTAMINATED SITES RELATED POLICIES

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the City of Ottawa Official Plan to amend Sections 4.8.4 Contaminated Sites, 5.1 Introduction, 5.2.1 General, 5.2.3 Public Notification, 5.2.5 Community Improvement, and the Glossary as detailed in Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


     

7.             2003 OFFICIAL PLAN APPEALS - EROSION PREVENTION AND PROTECTION OF SURFACE WATER, AND FOREST STRATEGY

 

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.         Support the policy changes to the 2003 Official Plan proposed in Document 1 (as revised), to address concerns related to the forest strategy, and erosion prevention and protection of surface water quality identified by homebuilders and developers in the City of Ottawa; and

 

2.         Direct staff to communicate this position to a prehearing of the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

CARRIED with Councillor D. Holmes dissenting.

 

 

     

8.             zONING - 2299 AND 2413 TENTH LINE ROAd

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Cumberland Urban Zoning By-Law to change the zoning of 2299 and 2413 Tenth Line Road from D-R to R1H-X3 Residential Singles Wide Lots - Exception Three, R3D-X11 - Residential 


Row Dwellings - Exception Eleven, R5A-(XX) - Residential Apartments Low Density - Exception and OS - Open Space as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

9.             Zoning - 2 LASER STREET AND 20 and 22 gurdwara drivE

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Nepean Zoning By-Law to amend the MP Block 9 Zone - Business Park Exception Zone for 2 Laser Street to add a retail warehouse, and that the zoning of 20 and 22 Gurdwara Road be

changed from MP - Business Park Zone, to MP Block 9 - Business Park Exception Zone, as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

10.          ZONING - 3580 STRANDHERD DRIVE

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Zoning By-Law from CA3(CN) - Commercial Automotive (Commercial Neighbourhood) Zone to

CA3(CN) Block "XX" - Commercial Automotive (Commercial Neighbourhood) Exception Zone as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

11.          ZONING - 153 AND 155 SALISBURY STREET