OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

23 August 2006

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

1:00 p.m.

 

MINUTES 63

 

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 23 August 2006 at 1:00 p.m.

 

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

 

The National Anthem was performed by Jenna Glatt.

 

 

Announcements/Ceremonial Activities

 

PRESENTATION - GOVERNOR GENERAL'S CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION TO

MR. KERRY MOULD

 

The Mayor presented Kerry Mould with a Governor General’s Certificate of Commendation.

 

PRESENTATION - 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HERON ROAD BRIDGE DISASTER

 

Mayor Chiarelli recognized the 40th anniversary of the Heron Road Bridge Disaster.  Mr. Sean McKinney, President, Ottawa Labour Council made brief remarks on this disaster.

 

 

Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Minutes of the regular Council meeting of 11 and 12 July 2006 were confirmed.

 

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest Including those Originally Arising from Prior Meetings

 

No Declarations were filed.

 

 

Communications

 

The following Communications were received:

 

·                     AMO Alerts

 

·                     Municipal-Owned Dams Survey

·                     Regulatory Amendments to the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Assessment Act

·                     AMMO Response to the Public Health Capacity Review Committee’s (CRC) Final Report

·                     Ammo’s Standing Committee Submission on Bill 51

·                     Important Announcements Made at 2006 AMMO Conference

·                     Ammo’s Submission to Standing Committee on Bill 43

 

·                     From French Language Services Advisory Committee respecting the selection of Ottawa’s next Chief of Police.

 

 

Regrets

 

No regrets were filed.

 

 

Postponements and Deferrals

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 38

 




 

3.             REPORT FROM JOINT GLEBE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION / OLD OTTAWA SOUTH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE REGARDING TURN RESTRICTIONS IN THE GLEBE

 

 

commITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS as amended

 

That Council:

 

1.         Defer the implementation on the prohibition of right turns from northbound Bronson Avenue between Findlay Avenue and Renfrew Avenue and from eastbound Chamberlain Avenue to Imperial Avenue until the completion of an Area Traffic Management Study of Old Ottawa South as indicated in this report; and

 

2.         Approve the short term proposals from this report to go into effect as soon as possible, subject to the National Capital Commission’s concurrence; and

 

3.         Consider the funding of the Old Ottawa South Area Traffic Management Study during the budget deliberations for the 2008 Capital Budget.

 

CITY COUNCIL 11 AND 12 JULY 2006

 

MOTION NO. 62/31

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

That Item 3 of Transportation Committee Report 38 is DEFERRED until the next regular Council meeting.

 

                        DEFERRAL CARRIED

 

 

CITY COUNCIL 23 AUGUST 2006

 

MOTION NO. 63/1

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor G. Hunter

 

That consideration of Report 38, Item 3, is deferred in order to allow for a Traffic Engineering Consultant analysis and report.

 

LOST on a division of 8 YEAS to 13 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (8):          Councillors R. Chiarelli, D. Thompson, M. McRae, S. Little, D. Deans,

                        E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare and G. Hunter.

 

Nays (13):        Councillors A. Cullen, R. Jellett, R. Bloess, J. Harder, D. Holmes, J. Legendre,

                        C. Doucet, P. Feltmate, B. Monette, P. Hume, G. Bédard, J. Stavinga and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

The Recommendations were divided for voting purposes.

MOTION NO. 63/2

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

That Recommendation 1 be amended as follows:

 

“Defer the consideration of implementation…”

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Recommendation 1, as amended by Motion No. 63/2 was then put to Council and CARRIED.

 

Recommendation 2 LOST on a division of 10 YEAS to 11 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (10):        Councillors A. Cullen, D. Holmes, J. Legendre, C. Doucet, P. Feltmate,

                        B. Monette, P. Hume, G. Bédard, J. Stavinga and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (11):        Councillors R. Jellett, R. Bloess, J. Harder, R. Chiarelli, D. Thompson,

                        M. McRae, S. Little, D. Deans, E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare and G. Hunter.

 

MOTION NO. 63/3

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet,

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

That Recommendation 2 of Item 3, Transportation Committee Report 38 be reconsidered at the 27 September 2006 Council meeting.

 

Pursuant to Subsection 61 (4) of Procedure By-law 2005-431, Notice of Reconsideration CARRIED on a division of 12 YEAS to 9 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (12):       Councillors A. Cullen, R. Jellett, R. Bloess, J. Harder, D. Holmes,

                        J. Legendre, C. Doucet, P. Feltmate, D. Deans, B. Monette, G. Bédard

                        and J. Stavinga.

 

Nays (9):         Councillors R. Chiarelli, D. Thompson, M. McRae, S. Little, E. El-Chantiry,

                        P. Hume, M. Bellemare, G. Hunter and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Recommendation 3 CARRIED.

 

 


Motion to Introduce Committee Reports

 
MOTION NO. 63/4

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor R. Chiarelli

 

That Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 26A, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 52, Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Reports 36A and 37, Planning and Environment Committee Report 52A, and Transportation Committee Report 39, be received and considered;

 

And that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to receive and consider Planning and Environment Committee Report 53.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT 26A

 




 

1.             ZONING – 6192 BANK STREET

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Township of Osgoode Zoning By-Law to change the zoning of 6192 Bank Street from RU (Rural) to R [xxx] (Residential--Exception), O2 [xxx] (Private Open Space--Exception), O1 [xxx] (Public Open Space--Exception) as shown in Document 2 and as detailed in Document 3.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 




 

2.             ZONING – 1229 DWYER HILL ROAD

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Township of Goulbourn Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 1229 Dwyer Hill Road from Open Space and


Wetland to Mobile Home Park - Exception, General Commercial - Exception, and Wetland, as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.

 

CARRIED with Councillor A. Cullen and J. Legendre dissenting.

 

 




 

3.             ZONING – 3300 LAFLEUR ROAD

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Township of Cumberland Rural Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 3300 Lafleur Road from Agriculture (AGR) to Agriculture - Exception 9 (AGR - X9).

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 




 

4.                   RURAL CLEAN WATER PROGRAM UPDATE

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive the information report on the 2005 Rural Clean Water Program.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 




 

5.                   DRAFT NEW ZONING BY-LAW – COMMENTS RECEIVED AT JUNE 2006 RURAL OPEN HOUSES

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information purposes, and that a copy be sent to the Rural Issues Advisory Committee for information purposes.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 





 

6.                   GREENSPACE MASTER PLAN AND OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve the Greenspace Master Plan - Strategies for Ottawa's Urban Greenspaces, as shown in Document 1, as a policy plan that expresses Council's policies on urban greenspace in support of the 2003 Ottawa Official Plan;

 

2.       Adopt an Official Plan amendment on greenspace, as shown in Document 2, to acknowledge that Council has approved the Greenspace Master Plan - Strategies for Ottawa's Urban Greenspaces and update the Plan accordingly;

 

3.       Direct staff to prepare an implementation plan and budget estimate for key sections of the recreational pathway system identified in the Pathway Network for Canada’s Capital Region: Strategic Action Plan, a joint project of the National Capital Commission, the City of Gatineau, and the City of Ottawa scheduled for completion in 2007, as a means of implementing parts of the Greenspace Network;

 

4.       Direct that the other immediate and short term actions, identified in Section 4 of the Greenspace Master Plan - Strategies for Ottawa's Urban Greenspaces, including a Strategy on Green Streets, be incorporated in the work program of the Planning and Growth Management Department and the other Departments identified in the plan;

 

5.       Direct that staff prepare a work program to plan for natural environment areas and parks and leisure areas in the rural area, and report to the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee and Planning and Environment Committee in 2007.

 

MOTION NO. 63/5

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

That Council request that Regulation 444/98 made under the Education Act be amended to include private schools as entities to which a proposal to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of a school site is required to be sent.

 

CARRIED with Councillor C. Doucet and G. Hunter dissenting.

Item 6 of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 26A was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 63/5.

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 52

 

     

1.             Appointments to the somerset street chinatown business improvement area board of management

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve the appointment of Daniel L. Kwan, Marilla Lo and Ian McCuaig to the Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area Board of Management for the term expiring November 30, 2006. 

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

2.             OTTAWA COUNTERS PROJECT – (FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, MUNICIPAL PARTNERSHIP) CLOSE OUT REPORT

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve additional operating budget of $18,000 related to incidental costs resulting from the expansion of the service centre, the full costs of which would be offset by new lease revenue resulting from the partnership.

 

2.                  Approve the conversion of two (2) temporary FTEs into permanent FTEs within the Client Services division to meet the demand for information services, the full cost of which would be offset by the cost-sharing agreements with other levels of government.

 

3.         Approve the recommendation that staff continue discussions with the Provincial and Federal governments on future service enhancements at the Government Service Centre at City Hall and other municipal facilities beyond the core of the City.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


 

 

3.             SCotiabank place – tax agreement

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve the following changes to the “Amended and Restated Property Tax Agreement” with Capital Sports Properties Inc. (CSPI):

 

1.                  That taxes payable for properties in the Professional Sports Facility (PSF) class be increased to $1.6 million over a four (4) year phase-in period from 2007 to 2010;

 

2.                  That Council review of the agreement be amended to once every four (4) years; and

 

3.                  That insertion of a clause that would allow for the adjustment in taxes payable to the lower of either the amount in the proposed 4 year phase-in or the amount based on the commercial tax rates, in the event of a reduction in the current value assessment (CVA) of the properties in the PSF class.

 

CARRIED with Councillor R. Jellett dissenting on Recommendations 2 and 3.

 

 

 

4.             institutions designated as eligible for a 2006 annual levy pursuant to section 323 (1), (2), (3) and (5) of the municipal act

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

That the following by-laws, attached as Document 1, be enacted to provide for the annual levy on institutions in accordance with Section 323 of the Municipal Act, 2001 and Ontario Regulation 384/98:

 

1)                  A by-law to levy $75.00 for each full-time student enrolled in universities and colleges, in the year preceding the year of levy, pursuant to Section 323 (1);

 

2)                  A by-law to levy $75.00 for each resident place in correctional institutions, pursuant to Section 323 (2);

 

3)                  A by-law to levy $75.00 per rated bed in public hospitals or provincial mental health facilities, pursuant to Section 323 (3); and

4)         A by-law to levy $75.00 for each place in the provincial education institutions, pursuant to Section 323 (5).

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

5.             TAXES – REMISSIONS – REPORT #1, 2006

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

1.                  In accordance with Sections 334, 354, 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act, Council approve taxes totalling $655,812.91 be cancelled, reduced or refunded in accordance with the list entitled as Document 1.

 

Authority – Sections 334, 354, 357 and 358

Amount

Fire, demolition or otherwise

$45,757.25

As a result of a change event

79,019.75

Property became exempt from taxation

142,977.74

Gross or manifest error

43,351.21

Unused due to renovations/repairs

204,431.98

Previous year gross or manifest error

122,737.83

 

 

Bank Street Business Improvement Area

48.41

Sparks Street Business Improvement Area

2,475.01

Byward Market Business Improvement Area

(40.42)

 

 

Capping/Phase-in Adjustments

15,054.15

 

 

Tax Adjustments

$655,812.91

 

2.         That the “ no recommendation” decisions on the list entitled Document 2 be approved.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

6.             OTTAWA BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the creation of the Ottawa Business Improvement Area Sustainability Program as outlined in this report.

MOTION NO. 63/6

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

That the City consult with its existing BIAs to develop a fund in order to support a BIA Sustainability Program as outlined in the staff report.

 

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

 

Yeas (3):          Councillors A. Cullen, J. Legendre and G. Hunter.

 

Nays (15):        Councillors R. Jellett, R. Bloess, J. Harder, D. Holmes, R. Chiarelli,

D. Thompson, C. Doucet, P. Feltmate, D. Deans, E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette,

M. Bellemare, G. Bédard, J. Stavinga and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Item 6 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 52 was then put to Council and CARRIED with Councillors J. Legendre and G. Hunter dissenting.

 

 

     

7.             INTENTION TO DESIGNATE THE “HEART OF ORLÉANS” BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.         Designate the area described by Document 1 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 Document 1, as a Business Improvement Area, in accordance with Section 210 of the Municipal Act, 2001;

 

3.         Authorize and direct the City Solicitor to:

 

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

 

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

4.         Enact the two aforementioned by-laws in accordance with Section 204 of the Municipal Act, 2001, subject to the City Clerk receiving favourable results on the notices referred to in Recommendation 2, advising of the intention to pass a by-law designating the area.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

8.             793 richmond road – request for exemption from development charges for brownfields redevelopment

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council exempt the proposed redevelopment by Charlesfort Development Corporation from paying future development charges under Section 7(t) of the Development Charges By-law 2004-298 for the property at 793 Richmond Road.

 

CARRIED with Councillors A. Cullen, R. Jellett and G. Hunter dissenting.

 

 

 

9.             ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THE SEVERANCE OF A SURPLUS FARM DWELLING

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE AND AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the establishment of the process and application fee for Zoning By-law Amendments related to the Severance of a Surplus Farm Dwelling as detailed in Document 1, effective September 1, 2006.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

10.          AUTOMATED METER READING (AMR) – RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) TECHNOLOGY

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE AND PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Adopt the establishment of an Automated Meter Reading program based on the use of Radio Frequency technology.

2.                  Instruct staff to proceed with a Request for Proposal from interested vendors.

 

3.         Implement this new technology over a four year period beginning in 2007, subject to Council approval of the 2007 Capital budget

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

11.          DONATION OF SURPLUS FIRE DEPARTMENT VEHICLE TO RICHMOND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council waive Subsection 41(4) of By-law No. 50 of 2000, as amended, and approve the donation of one surplus Fire Services Tanker Unit to the Richmond Agricultural Society.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

12.          DONATION OF DECOMMISSIONED AMBULANCE TO GHANA

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council waive Subsection 41(4) of By-law No. 50 of 2000, as amended, and approve the donation of one (1) ambulance to KEEA (Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem) Ghana.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

13.          TRANSFER OF FEDERAL PUBLIC TRANSIT FUNDS

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Authorize the signing of the Municipal Funding Agreement for the Transfer of Federal Public Transit Funds with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) relating to the city's share of the Federal Public Transit Funds;

 

2.         Approve the by-law authorizing the signing of the agreement.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

HEALTH, RECREATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 36A

 



 

1.             francophone child care development plan

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         That the City of Ottawa recognize as French language child care services, those services offered in child care centres and home care agencies that are francophone in spirit and culture and where French is the language of use;

 

2.         That new subsidized spaces be allotted, first and foremost, to Francophone child care services that will operate during the night and on weekends, or during other irregular hours;

 

3.         That the City of Ottawa adopt a flexible approach which will allow for the lending of subsidized spaces amongst francophone child care agencies in order to best meet the changing needs of the Francophone population;

 

4.         That 25% of all new provincial funding be directed to the development of Francophone Child Care Services until such time as equity of funding for Francophone child care services is achieved;

 

5.         That the City of Ottawa consider that equity of Francophone child care services is achieved when 14.9% of total funding available for subsidized spaces, pay equity and wage subsidy funding is allocated to Francophone child care;

 

6.         That staff bring forward by the first part of September, implementation timeline options for the $2.3 million funding required to close the funding gap between the Francophone Child Care Services and the Anglophone Child Care Services, thereby respecting the equity provisions of the City of Ottawa’s Bilingualism Policy as part of the 2007 budget process for the new Council’s consideration.

 

7.         That the City of Ottawa lobby the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to provide any additional funding that may assist with the Francophone Child Care catch-up plan;

 

8.         That the progress of the Francophone catch up plan be reported back to the Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee annually.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 




 

2.                   impact of federal election on child care funding

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

HEALTH, RECREATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 37

 



 

1.             purchase of garbage packer trucks for parks

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the Department exercising the buyout option on a garbage packer truck at the end of its' three year lease in September 2006, at a cost of $20,000 and that the expenditure be charged to capital account 903392 Vehicles and Equipment Surface Operations.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 




 

2.             service canada announcEment regarding supporting communitites partnership initiative (scpi) funding

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve that:

 

1.                  The City of Ottawa urgently request the Federal Government to reconsider the premature termination of the SCPI program;

2.                  The Mayor of Ottawa meet with the Federal Minister of Housing on an emergency basis to seek an extension of the SCPI program;

 

3.                  This motion be circulated to City of Ottawa area Members of Parliament, AMO, FCM, and AFMO; and

 

4.                  A special Task Force be established with City staff, City representatives, and all those groups affected and interested to develop and implement strategies to ensure continuing SPCI funding beyond March 2007.

 

MOTION NO. 63/7

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

That Item 2 of Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee Report 37 be deferred to the next regular Council meeting and that the Deputy City Manager, Community and Protective Services, prepare a report on where the communication process with the Federal Government went “off track” and how we can be assured that this will not reoccur.

 

                                                                                                            DEFERRAL CARRIED

 

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 52A

 

 

1.             LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE -
REQUEST TO ESTABLISH A PROVINCIAL PROGRAM TO SUPPORT THE
RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION OF RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council encourage the Province of Ontario through the Ontario Heritage Trust to establish a financial program to assist in a significant manner with the restoration and conservation of religious architecture which has cultural heritage value as determined by municipal or provincial designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


 

 

2.             Basement Flooding - Interim Action Plan for Sandy Hill

 

Committee recommendationS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.                  That Section 5a) of By-law 2005-209, a by-law for the making of grants for the installation of protective plumbing to reduce the risk of basement or cellar flooding from City sewer backup for residential units, include the following:

 

“For residential dwellings having to address drainage from a flat roof, that the subsidy level be increased to $7,500 with the initial $4,000 subsidized at 80% and the difference between $4,000 and $7,500 subsidized at 100%, for eligible properties that have previously experienced and reported basement or cellar flooding resulting from City sewer backup based on the cost of the work.”

 

2.         That $30,000 be allocated to rain barrels, as outlined in Recommendation #2 of the report.

 

3.         That $5,000 be allocated to sandbags, as outlined in Recommendation #3 of the report.

 

4.         That the remaining balance of $165,000 from the original $200,000 allocation (reference: Internal Order 903670 - Sandy Hill Community Initiative), be returned to the Residential Protective Plumbing Program, Internal Order 903665.

5.         That the amendment to By-law 2005-209 be enacted on the date of signing of the amendment and that the amendment be applied retroactive to 1 May 2006.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


 

 

3.             2007 Forestry growth FLEET request

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve for consideration in the 2007 Draft Capital and Operating Budget, the purchase of various forestry fleet requirements at an estimated capital cost of $490,000 along with associated annual fleet operating costs estimated at $133,865 as detailed in this report.

 

MOTION NO. 63/8

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

That Item 3 of Planning and Environment Committee Report 52, 2007 Forestry Growth Fleet Request, be referred back to staff and incorporated into the report to Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee with all other 2007 Fleet Growth reports. 

                                                                                   

                                                                                                REFERRAL CARRIED

 

 

     

4.             zONING - 4366 INNES ROAD

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Cumberland Urban Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 4366 Innes Road from Industrial Service Exception One Zone - MS1-X1 to Commercial Community Exception XX Zone - CC-XX as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

5.             ZONING - 2413 AND 2553 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 parts of 2413 and 2553 Tenth Line Road from D-R Development Residential to R3D (XX) and OS Open Space as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


 

6.             zONING - 2628 GLENFIELD rOAD

 

Committee recommendations as amended

 

That Council:

 

1.         Delete the lands known as 3175 Hawthorne Road from Zoning Map 43, Sub Area 1 and Zoning Map 45, Sub Area 2 of the former Ottawa Zoning By-law Number 93‑98, as shown in Document 1, and these lands will no longer be subject to the provisions of By-law Number 93-98.

 

2.         Incorporate the lands known as 3175 Hawthorne Road into Map 17A of the former Gloucester By-law No. 333 of 1999 zoned Mx - Heavy Industrial, and these lands are subject to the provisions of By-law No. 333 of 1999.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

7.             zONING - 5303 CANOTEK ROAD

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Gloucester Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 5303 Canotek Road from Cn, Commercial Neighborhood to Cn - X, Commercial Neighborhood - Exception as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


 

     

8.             zONING - 14 NORICE STREET

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Zoning By-law, to change the zoning of 14 Norice Street from R3, Third Density Zone, to an R3, Third Density Zone with exception, as shown on Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

9.             zONING - 180 MACFARLANE ROAD

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 180 MacFarlane Road from R2, (Residential Second Density Zone to R5, Residential Fifth Density Zone as shown in Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

10.          zONING - 3831 STRANDHERD DRIVE

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Zoning By-Law to rezone 3831 Strandherd Drive from FG - Future Growth Zone to RMU - Residential Mixed Unit - Block (X1) to (X10) Zones, as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

MOTION NO. 63/9

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

WHEREAS the applicant has applied for a Zoning By-law Amendment for 3831 Strandherd Drive, in order to facilitate the construction of a new subdivision on lands in the Barrhaven area;

AND WHEREAS the Planning and Environment Committee at its meeting on July 11, 2006, carried a staff report for this property approving the zoning by-law amendment requested;

 

AND WHEREAS the Details of Recommended Zoning attached to the staff report as Document 2 contained details related to the zoning for this subdivision;

 

AND WHEREAS the Details of Recommended Zoning at paragraph (b)(vii)1 of each proposed zone, required a 6.0 metre setback with respect to the garage setback from the sidewalk;

 

AND WHEREAS the Details of Recommended Zoning at paragraph (c) of each proposed zone, required a 0.0 metre setback with respect to the building encroachments from the sight triangles;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that:

 

a)                  the Details of Recommended Zoning at paragraphs (b)(vii)1 of proposed zones RMU Blocks (X1)-(X18), (X20), (X22) and (X23) be amended as requested by the Applicant, to change the setback of 6.0 metres to 4.0 metres, and

 

b)                  the Details of Recommended Zoning at paragraph (b)(vii)1 of proposed zone RMU Blocks (X19) be amended as requested by the Applicant, to change the setback of 6.0 metres to 3.5 metres, and

 

c)                  that the Details Of Recommended Zoning at paragraph (c) of each proposed zone be amended as requested by the Applicant, to insert the words “ and interior LOT LINE SIDE” immediately following the words “the LOT LINE FRONT”, and

 

d)                  that the implementing zoning by-law reflect the changes set out in this Motion.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Item 10 of Planning and Environment Committee Report 52A was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 63/9.

 

 

     

11.          zONING – PART OF 64 RIDEAU HEIGHTS DRIVE AND PARTS OF 25 GURDWARA ROAD

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Zoning By-law to change the zoning of part of 64 Rideau Heights Drive from Industrial Light Zone – ML to Residential Third Density Zone – R3 and Institutional Zone – I and change the zoning of part of 25 Gurdwara Road from Industrial Light Zone – ML to Institutional Zone – I as shown in Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

12.          zONING – 3584 jockvale road – phase 6b

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Nepean Zoning By-law to change the zoning for lands known collectively as part of 3584 Jockvale Road, from Future Growth (FG) to Residential Fifth Density Exception (R5B Block XX) as shown on Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

13.          zONING – 143 and 233 chapman mills drive

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 143 and 233 Chapman Mills Drive from RMU, Residential Mixed Use to R6A, Block X, Residential Sixth A Density Zone, exception as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

14.          zONING – 555 and 591 march road

 

Committee recommendationS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.                  An amendment to the former City of Kanata Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 555 March Road from ‘Light Industrial’ (M1) to ‘Special Commercial’ (C1S’X’), and to change the zoning of 591 March Road from ‘Light Industrial-Select Special’ (M1S(3)) to ‘Special Commercial’ (C1S’Y’) as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.

2.                  That the implementing Zoning By-law proceeds to City Council for approval after the decision of the Ontario Municipal Board is issued with respect to the appeals of the Employment Area policies in the Official Plan of the City of Ottawa and the policies are in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

     

15.          zONING – 230 herzberg road

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Kanata Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 230 Herzberg Road from an Industrial Exception 6 Zone (M2S (6)) to an Industrial Exception 1 Zone (M2S (1)) as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

     

16.          zONING – 1545 shea ROAD

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Township of Goulbourn By-Law to change the zoning of part of 1545 Shea Road from Open Space Zone – OS, and Rural Zone – Ru, to Institutional Zone – I, as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

17.          dRAFT COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW -
COMMENTS RECEIVED AT JUNE 2006 URBAN OPEN HOUSEs

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

18.          request for interim control by-law for the by ward market

 

Committee recommendation as amended

 

1.                  That Council undertake a review or study in respect of land use planning policies in the area shown shaded on the map attached hereto as Attachment A in order to determine the appropriate zoning for night clubs and like uses, with particular attention to concentration, size and proximity to residential;

 

2.                  AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that an interim control by-law be passed to prohibit the following uses in the area shown shaded on the map attached hereto as Attachment A:

 

(a)               bar where dancing facilities, live entertainment or recorded entertainment, other than background music, is provided for the enjoyment of patrons,

 

(b)               cultural centre where dancing facilities, live entertainment or recorded entertainment, other than background music, is provided for the enjoyment of patrons,

 

(c)                hotel, motel or motor hotel as defined by By-law Number Z-2K where dancing facilities, live entertainment or recorded entertainment, other than background music, is provided for the enjoyment of patrons,

 

(d)               lounge where dancing facilities, live entertainment or recorded entertainment, other than background music, is provided for the enjoyment of patrons,

 

(e)               outdoor patio as defined by By-law Number Z-2K where dancing facilities, live entertainment or recorded entertainment, other than background music, is provided for the enjoyment of patrons,

 

(f)                 place of public assembly where dancing facilities, live entertainment or recorded entertainment, other than background music, is provided for the enjoyment of patrons,

 

(g)               private club or lodge where dancing facilities, live entertainment or recorded entertainment, other than background music, is provided for the enjoyment of members,

 

(h)               public or private recreational or cultural facility where dancing facilities, live entertainment or recorded entertainment, other than background music, is provided for the enjoyment of patrons, and

(i)                 restaurant – dining lounge as defined by By-law Number Z-2K.

 

MOTION NO. 63/10

 

Moved by Councillor G. Bédard

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

That Recommendation 2 be replaced with the following:

 

WHEREAS immediate concern has been raised in the area of the By Ward Market about the land use impact of continued establishment of bars and nightclubs and their accessory uses in this rapidly developing residential and retail area;

 

AND WHEREAS the Planning and Environment Committee at its meeting on July 11, 2006, carried a Notice of Motion for this property approving the interim control by-law requested;

 

AND WHEREAS the Notice of Motion attached to the staff report as Annex 1 contained details related to the interim control by-law;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that:

 

(1)               the Notice of Motion be amended as follows: 

 

a)                  That an interim control by-law be passed to prohibit the following uses in the area show shaded on the map attached as Attachment A to Planning and Environment Committee Report 52A, Item 18:

 

(i)     bar, as defined in By-law Number 93-98,

(ii)   club, as defined in By-law Number 93-98,

(iii) nightclub, as defined in By-law Number 93-98, and

(iv) restaurant-dining lounge, as defined in By-law Number 93-98.

 

(b)               That the implementing interim control by-law reflects the changes as set out in this amending Motion;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the interim control by-law exempts all the pending and future applications where there are expansions or repairs to existing bars, restaurants, nightclubs etc that are impacted by the interim control bylaw, in particular:

 

Address

Name

Purpose of Application

23 York

Brig’s Pub

Construction of a second storey addition at the rear of the building to add seating capacity

126 York

The Thirsty Scholar

Alter existing bar/nightclub

92 Clarence

Cornerstone Bar and Grill

Construct a season deck

355 Dalhousie St.

PJ Pagoda

Alter existing restaurant

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Item 18 of Planning and Environment Committee Report 52A was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 63/10.

 

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 53

 

 

1.            COMMENTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) TERMS OF REFERENCE RELEASED BY WASTE SERVICES (CA) INC. FOR THE NAVAN LANDFILL

 

 

Committee recommendations as amended

 

That Council:

 

1.         Endorse the comments contained in Attachment 1 as the City’s comments on Waste Services (CA) Inc. Environmental Assessment Proposed Terms of Reference for the Navan Landfill, and direct staff to forward the approved comments to the Ministry of the Environment and Waste Services (CA) Inc. for consideration;

 

2.         Approve that the City adopt the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) recommendation to initiate an expedited review of its current waste management strategy, which would create a comprehensive IC&I sector waste plan that would consolidate, update and improve the Integrated Waste Management Master Plan (IWMMP). This comprehensive waste plan for the IC&I sector would:  create a blueprint for waste management in Ottawa; address opportunities to increase diversion in relation to IC&I waste (70% of Ottawa’s waste); explore how alternative technologies could be employed (building on the review that the City of Ottawa will be conducting on alternative technologies); and assess the need for expansion of the Carp and Navan Road Landfills;

 

3.         Approve that this IC&I sector review be done as expeditiously as possible under the Environmental Assessment Act and address the need for landfill expansions in light of an analysis of “alternatives to” landfill expansions;

 

4.         Approve that the City ask the Ontario Minister of the Environment to reject the Terms of Reference for the Carp and Navan Road landfill expansions as not being in the public interest, in light of the environmental assessment the City would undertake on an updated and consolidated IC&I waste plan and residential efforts already underway;

 

5.         Request that the Ministry of the Environment:

 

a)                  Provide a complete copy of Waste Services Inc (WSI) waste management facility’s Certificate of Approval, and any other related provincial, municipal or federal permits, approvals and/or agreements, to the City and be placed on the public record for review;

 

b)                  Provide all regulatory compliance reports and complaint/response records for the Navan Road waste management facility, submitted by the proponent, WSI to the MOE for the last 10 years of operation;

 

c)                  Hold in abeyance any further review of the Terms of Reference until the regulatory compliance status of the Navan site and operations of WSI is confirmed; and

 

d)         That Council circulate this motion to the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of the Environment, all Ottawa area M.P.P.s, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the appropriate staff at the Ministry of the Environment;

 

6.         Request the Minister of the Environment to:

 

a)                  Allow the City and the public to present further submissions in response to any amended ToR proposal by WSI that may be filed in the future to MOE, and that the City and the public be given no less than 180 days to respond to any such amended proposal;

 

b)                  Require any EA conducted by WSI be peer reviewed by independent experts paid for by WSI and that the review be supervised by the City of Ottawa; and

 

c)         That Council circulate this motion to the Premier of Ontario, Minister of the Environment, all Ottawa area M.P.P.s, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the appropriate staff at the Ministry of the Environment.

 

7.         Request the Ministry of the Environment to:

 

a)                  Consider the full public record compiled as a result of the Terms of Reference and advise the City of actions to be undertaken in conjunction with its review of the Terms of Reference; and

 

b)         That Council Circulate this motion to the Premier of Ontario, all Ottawa area M.P.P.s, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the appropriate staff at the Ministry of the Environment;

 

8.         Allocate $250,000 from the City Wide Capital Reserve Fund for the retention by the City Solicitor of such external legal services as are deemed necessary in respect of proposed Environmental Assessments for the Carp Road Waste Management Facility and the Navan Landfill site.

 

A Motion to move In Camera was considered later in the meeting.  For ease of reference the Motion’s disposition appears immediately preceding the ‘Motion to Adopt Committee Reports’

 

The Recommendations were divided for voting purposes.

 

Recommendations 1 and 2 CARRIED.

 

MOTION NO. 63/11

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor G. Bédard

 

That Recommendation 3 be amended by removing the words “under the Environmental Assessment Act” and specify that in any case the IC&I sector review not take longer than 1 year, and that effective, meaningful public consultation be undertaken in keeping with the spirit of the Environmental Assessment Act.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Recommendation 3 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 63/11.

 

Recommendation 4 LOST on a division of 7 YEAS to 12 NAYS as follows:

 


Yeas (7):          Councillors A. Cullen, R. Jellett, R. Bloess, C. Doucet, P. Feltmate,

                        E. El-Chantiry and J. Stavinga.

 

Nays (12):        Councillors J. Harder, J. Legendre, R. Chiarelli, D. Thompson, M. McRae,

S. Little, D. Deans, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, G. Bédard, G. Hunter

and Mayor Chiarelli.

 
MOTION NO. 63/12

 

Moved by Councillor R. Bloess

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

4.         That Council request the Minister to require as a provision in the terms of reference, that WSI and WM address in their Environmental Assessments, if their terms of reference are approved, any interim or final reports of the environmental review undertaken by the City on an updated and consolidated ICI wasteplan and of the residential efforts underway.

 

CARRIED on a division of 19 YEAS to 0 Nays as follows:

 

Yeas (19):       Councillors A. Cullen, R. Jellett, R. Bloess, J. Harder, J. Legendre,

                        R. Chiarelli, D. Thompson, M. McRae, C. Doucet, P. Feltmate, S. Little,

                        D. Deans, E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, G. Bédard, G. Hunter, J. Stavinga and Mayor Chiarelli.

 

Nays (0):        

 

Recommendations 5, 6, 7 and 8 CARRIED with Councillor G. Hunter dissenting.

 

 

 

2.             Regulations to Implement bill 51 - proposed amendments to the planning act and the conservation land acT

 

 

Committee recommendations as amended

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         That the City recommend to the Province that not-for-profit organizations be exempted from amendments to the Planning Act prohibiting the adding of parties to proceedings where no prior submissions were made and bring new evidence to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) that was not originally presented to Council; and

 

2.         That the City ask the Ministry of Natural Resources to retain rights of appeal with respect to conservation easements and to require that covenants only be entered into with the consent of the property owner.

 

CARRIED with Councillor G. Brooks dissenting.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 39

 



 

1.             ACCESSIBLE TRANSIT IN OTTAWA FOR SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

 

commITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS as amended

 

That Council direct staff to:

 

1.         thoroughly investigate and develop solutions to the chronic Para Transpo issues below:

·                    The service is not reliable or dependable enough to use for work related travel;

·                    A regular booking or even an occasional booking for recreation activities is next to impossible and when it happens individuals often have to wait two to three hours for pickup;

·                    The requirement to book 24 hours in advance does not allow for any spontaneity;

·                    The phone booking system is a built-in barrier.  People cannot get through, get discouraged and give up.  The option of booking online as is done in other cities should be available;

·                    A booking does not guarantee that the service will arrive on time and in fact Para Transpo often arrives late for pickups at both ends of the ride;

·                    After 9 a.m. on any given day, the system is already often booked for the next day;

·                    Inefficient trip planning leads to rides which should only take 20 minutes to last for up to one and a half hours.

 

2.         consider potential solutions that are outside of the traditionally defined parallel service (door-to-door service by reservation such as Para Transpo), which might more closely resemble the regular bus service (regularly scheduled routes to popular or central destinations).

 

3.         bring forward the budget implications of service improvements to Para Transpo to the 2007 budget process.

 

4.         consult with Coventry Connections, as part of the service improvement options report, on how to improve the dispatch function for Para Transpo; and that By-law Services also report on the use of accesible cabs by Para Transpo and the availability of accessible cabs outside of official Para Transpo use.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 



 

2.             mER bLEUE rOAD AND TENTH LINE ROAD ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.         receive the results of the Mer Bleue Road Environmental Assessment, as shown in Document 2 of this report, that were developed in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

2.         request staff prepare the Environmental Study Report for the Mer Bleue Road Environmental Assessment for the 30-day public review, in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

 

3.         receive the results of the Tenth Line Road Environmental Assessment, as shown in Document 6 of