OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

11 October 2006

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

1:00 p.m.

 

MINUTES 66

 

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 11 October 2006 at 1:00 p.m.

 

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

 

The National Anthem was performed by the choir from the University of Ottawa.

 

 

Announcements/Ceremonial Activities

 

RECOGNITION - CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION DAY

 

Councillor J. Harder presented a framed proclamation declaring Friday, October 13 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Day to Barbara McKinnon, Executive Director, Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.

 

PRESENTATION – ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO – CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

 

Councillor P. Hume on behalf of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, presented Mayor Chiarelli with a certificate of appreciation for having hosted the 2006 annual conference of municipal leaders and experts.

 

 

Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT.

 

 


Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Minutes of the regular meetings of 27 September 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 Alert:

 

·                     AMO's Submission to Standing Committee on Finance

 

·                     Outstanding Inquiries – February 1, 2005 - September 30, 2006

 

 

Regrets

 

No regrets were filed.

 

 

Motion to Introduce Reports

 
MOTION NO. 66/1

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

That the report of the Chief Corporate Services Officer entitled “Long Range Financial Plan III (Part 1)”, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 29, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 55, Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee 39, Planning and Environment Committee Report 55 and Transportation Committee Report 41 be received and considered.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED


CHIEF CORPORATE SERVICES OFFICER

 

 

1.             LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN III (PART 1)

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and table the Long Range Financial Plan III (Part 1) at its meeting on October 11, 2006 for subsequent approval by Council at its meeting on January 11, 2007.

 

MOTION NO. 66/2

 

Moved by Councillor J. Stavinga

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

That the words “for subsequent approval by Council” be replaced with “for consideration by Council”.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 66/3

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor S. Little

 

WHEREAS the City is committed to long range financial planning;

 

AND WHEREAS the Long Range Financial Planning Committee was constituted to deal with these issues on behalf of Council;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the LRFP III (Part 2), to be tabled in late November, be referred to the newly constituted LRFP Committee to debate in early January;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the budget schedules be adjusted to accommodate this change.

 

LOST on a division of 3 YEAS to 12 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (3):          Councillors E. El-Chantiry, S. Little and M. McRae.

 

Nays (12):        Councillors G. Hunter, A. Cullen, P. Feltmate, M. Bellemare, D. Holmes,

J. Harder, J. Legendre, R. Jellett, R. Bloess, G. Brooks, J. Stavinga

and B. Monette.

The Long Range Financial Plan III (Part 1) report was then put to Council and was RECEIVED and TABLED, as amended by Motion No. 66/2.

 

 

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT 29

 




 

1.             A STRATEGY TO RECOGNIZE AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC WATERFRONT RECREATIONAL ACCESS FUNCTION OF SELECTED ROAD ALLOWANCES ON THE OTTAWA AND RIDEAU RIVERS

 

 

HEALTH, RECREATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         The strategy (as included in Appendix A) to recognize and protect the public waterfront recreational access function of selected road allowances on the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers;

 

2.         The development of a Waterfront Access Point sub-zoning to recognize the distinct characteristics of municipal waterfront access points; and

 

3.         The implementation of the road allowance conversion and zoning process for the first priority road allowances (as identified in Appendix B) where there is significant community support to proceed.

 

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         The strategy (as included in Appendix A) to recognize and protect the public waterfront recreational access function of selected road allowances on the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers;

 

2.         The development of a Waterfront Access Point sub-zoning to recognize the distinct characteristics of municipal waterfront access points;

 

3.         The implementation of the road allowance conversion and zoning process for the first priority road allowances (as identified in Appendix B) where there is significant community support to proceed; and

 

4.         WHEREAS the Rural Issues Advisory Committee has heard concerns, as part of its consultation with staff around the development of this report, from residents of West Carleton and formerly expressed concerns that the City will be proceeding with the rezoning of road allowances with river access in West Carleton;

 

AND WHEREAS the implementation of the Village Plan for Constance Bay is not complete and a significant number of road allowances with river access in West Carleton are in Constance Bay;

 

AND WHEREAS residents of Constance Bay, with the assistance of their Councillor, have formed a Constance Bay Beach Committee to further examine the issue;

 

AND WHEREAS the staff report does not include any proposed conversion in West Carleton and the report clearly indicates that “no work on the conversion of these properties will be undertaken until a consensus has been achieved by the residents of the Ward on how to best recognize and protect these properties”;

 

AND WHEREAS Committee and Council must consider each request for rezoning of a road allowance individually in accordance with the Ontario Planning Act;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend to Council that the report be amended to include a fourth recommendation as follows:

 

That City staff support the work of the Constance Bay Beach committee and, as staff will be bringing forward reports in the future related to consideration by Committee and Council of the conversion of additional road allowances with river access, that no road allowances in West Carleton be considered for conversion until requested by the Councillor for that Ward.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 





 

2.             TREES AND FORESTS MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, QUALITY STANDARDS AND IMPROVEMENT IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

 

 

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AND PLANNING AND
ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.                  The Trees and Forests Maintenance Program as identified in Document 1 of this report;

2.                  The Trees and Forests Maintenance Quality Standards as identified in Document 2 of this report;

 

3.                  The proposed 5-year Improvement Implementation Strategy as outlined in this report; and

 

4.                  That the operating and capital budget requirements to implement the Forestry Inspection and Lifecycle Program’s proposed 5 year Improvement Implementation Strategy as outlined in this report be included as part of the Department’s LRFP3 submission and be the subject of review as part of Council’s review and update of the City’s Corporate Plan in 2007.

 

CARRIED with Councillors R. Chiarelli and G. Hunter dissenting.

 

 





 

3.             court of revision - O’KEEFE MUNICIPAL DRAIN Modifications

 

COURT OF REVISION RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council give third reading to O’Keefe Municipal Drain By-law.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 55

 

 

1.         BRANCH PROCESS REVIEW PROGRAM MULTI-YEAR PLAN 2006-2012

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the Branch Process Review Program Multi-Year Plan 2006-2012 as detailed in Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


 

 

2.                   Appointment to The DOWNTOWN RIDEAU BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the appointment of Cindy Van Buskirk to the Downtown Rideau Board of Management for the term expiring November 30, 2006.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

3.       2006 DEBENTURE FINANCING

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report on the results of the City’s 2006 debenture issue, for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

 

4.             PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP - ORLÉANS TOWN CENTRE

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Authorize staff to finalize the negotiations and conclude and execute all necessary agreements with Orléans Town Centre Partnership (OTCP) for the design, build, finance, maintenance and ownership with reversion at the end of a 30-year lease of the proposed 8000 square metre Orléans Arts Centre (OAC) facility; the transfer/ownership, operations, maintenance, and the provision of a 25-year lease to the City for the Orléans Client Service Centre (CSC) building; the transfer/ownership and development of 9.5 hectares of City land in the Orléans Town Centre to the OTCP, and any other related agreements to the above transactions, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Request for Proposal (RFP), dated December 16, 2005, the framework as set out in this report, and  subsequent negotiations between the parties.

 

2.                  Authorize the City Treasurer on behalf of the City to enter into loan guarantee agreements with a financial institution selected by Orléans Town Centre Partnership, and satisfactory to the City, to provide financing for the construction of the Orléans Arts Centre, to be repaid over a period of 30 years; and to approve a City loan to OTCP for a 30-year period, in accordance with the terms outlined in this report.

 

3.                  Approve the inclusion of a budget of $3.1M for required infrastructure, contained within the OAC project budget for the development of the Town Centre lands, in accordance with the framework of this report.

 

4.                  Approve the allocation of additional funds in the amount of $300,000 for project expenses for the purpose of finalizing negotiations and drafting of legal agreements, to be funded through the City-wide Capital Reserve Account.

 

5.                  Designate the future Orléans Arts Centre and the Orléans Client Service Centre, located at 255 Centrum Boulevard as Municipal Capital Facilities as permitted under Section 110 of the Municipal Act and Ontario Regulation 46/94, and that this designation be implemented by way of an agreement, as set out in Recommendation 1, between the City and Orléans Town Centre Partnership, and by presenting to Council for enactment, a by-law in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Act and this report.

 

6.                  Declare that the Municipal Capital Facilities at 255 Centrum Boulevard, and the future Orléans Arts Centre are for the purposes of the municipality and are for public use, and are exempt from Development Charges and from property taxes, both municipal and education.

 

7.                  Direct the Acting Deputy City Manager of the Planning and Growth Management Department to immediately proceed with the planning applications, as outlined in the report.

 

8.                  Support the allocation of 41 affordable housing units under the Action Ottawa grant program, at a subsidy totalling $90,000 per unit, $30,000 of which is derived from City Capital funding, in addition to relief from development charges in the amount of approximately $360,000 for 41 apartment units.

 

9.                  Authorize the severance of the City’s lands on the west side of the Town Centre into five new lots/blocks for mortgage and title purposes, in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, and in accordance with Document 2 of this report.

 

10.              Authorize staff to undertake the process to declare as surplus, 9.5 +/- hectares of City-owned land, known as the Orléans Town Centre lands, bounded approximately by Route 174 to the north, St. Joseph Boulevard to the south, 10th Line Road to the east and Place d’Orléans Road to the west, shown in Document 5.

 

11.              Declare the vacant parcel of land referred to in Recommendation 10 and shown in Document 5, with an area of 9.5 +/- hectares, legally described in Document 6, as surplus to the City’s needs.

 

12.              Authorize the acquisition, or expropriation if necessary, of the properties, or a portion thereof, located at 3227 and 3245 St. Joseph Boulevard for the purpose of providing a north-south access road from St. Joseph Boulevard to the City lands to the north in accordance with Document 3 of this report, the cost of which is included within the project budget.

 

13.              Declare the vacant parcel of land shown in Document 4, with an area of 0.21 hectares, described as Part of Lots 34 and 35, Con. 1 (Old Survey), Geographic Township of Cumberland, City of Ottawa, being part of PIN 14508-0215; and Part of Lot 34, Con. 1 (Old Survey), Geographic Township of Cumberland, City of Ottawa, being part of PIN 14508-0217, subject to final survey, as surplus to the City’s needs.

 

14.              Waive City policy regarding the sale of the property referred to in Recommendation 13 at a market value of $60,000, and approve the sale of the land to the Orléans Town Centre Partnership for $1.00, plus GST, subject to any easements that may be required, pursuant to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale to be executed in conjunction with a P3 Partnership agreement.

 

15.              Authorize staff to execute the construction of a public road next to the Morguard REIT lands under the Local Improvement Act in the event negotiations fail with this landowner for a private road in this location as per this report.

 

16.              Authorize the acquisition, or expropriation if necessary, of the properties, or a portion thereof, located at 3217 and 3227 St. Joseph Boulevard for the purpose of constructing an east-west link to connect the existing Centrum Boulevard to the proposed north-south road access from St. Joseph Boulevard, described in Recommendation 12, in accordance with Document 3 and this report, the cost of which is to be added to the overall project budget, and will result in a corresponding increase in the amount of the loan guarantee described in Recommendation 2.

 

17.              Approve construction of the Orléans Arts Centre with a Silver LEED rating at a premium of approximately $100K, to be added to the project budget as outlined in the report, and will result in a corresponding increase in the amount of the loan guarantee described in Recommendation 2.

 

CARRIED with Councillor A. Cullen dissenting.

 

 

HEALTH, RECREATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 39

 



 

1.             implementation timeline for francophone child care services

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve a 3 year implementation option of $767,000 per year including the creation of 83 additional Francophone subsidized spaces each year and that this option be referred to the Council Prioritization Session to be held in November 2006 for consideration as part of the 2007 budget.

 

CARRIED with Councillors J. Harder, E. El-Chantiry and G. Brooks dissenting.

 

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 55

 

 

1.             ORLEANS INDUSTRIAL PARK COMMUNITY STRATEGY - A VISIONING EXERCISE

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 


 

 

2.             SIGN MINOR VARIANCE - BILLBOARD SIGN RENEWALS

 

 

Committee recommendations

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         A minor variance from Sign By-law 2005-439 to reduce the setback requirement between billboard signs from 150 metres to 91 metres affecting two billboard signs located at 300 Tremblay Road and 1333 Avenue L.

 

2.         A minor variance from Sign By-law 2005-439 to reduce the setback requirement between three billboard signs, two located at 700 and one at 770 Hunt Club Road from 150 metres to 70 metres and 94 metres respectively.

 

3.         A minor variance from By-law 2005-439 to reduce the setback requirement between two billboard signs located at 1490 and 1491 Michael Street from 150 metres to 43 metres.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

3.             zONING - amendments to the Parking Space Requirements for multiple attached dwelling units in the former City of Kanata by-laws

 

 

Committee recommendations as amended

 

That Council approve amendments to the former City of Kanata Zoning By-laws to revise the general provisions for parking space requirements for multiple attached dwelling units, as shown on Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2, as amended by the following:

 

WHEREAS staff report ACS2006-PGM-APR-0183 on the Planning and Environment Committee Agenda 56 of 26 September 2006 deals with proposed amendments to the parking space requirements for “multiple attached dwelling units” in the former City of Kanata;

 

AND WHEREAS the “Background” section of the said report states that “examples of multiple attached dwelling units are freehold street townhouses”;

 

AND WHEREAS the “Purpose of Zoning By-law Amendment” Subsection within the “Background” Section of the Staff Report explains that the reduction in parking requirement is intended to apply to freehold street townhouses with individual driveways only--meaning those driveways being on a public street and not on a private street;

 

AND WHEREAS this intent is not clearly reflected in “Document 2” Details of Recommended Zoning of the said report;

 

BE IT RESOLVED that for clarification purposes the words “on a public street” be inserted immediately following each occurrence of the words “individual driveways” found within Document 2 of the said report.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

4.             ZONING - 2015 LANTHIER DRIVE

 

 

Committee recommendation as amended

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Cumberland Urban Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 2015 Lanthier Drive from MS1 - Industrial Service 1 to MS1 (E'X') - Industrial Service Exception Zone as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2, as amended by the following:

 

That Document 2, Details of Recommended Zoning remove Apartment Dwelling as an additional permitted use and also remove Point 4) the provision for the Apartment Dwelling.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 41

 



 

1.             NEW TRANSIT GARAGE AT 735 INDUSTRIAL AVENUE

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 



 

2.             PARKING AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL CAPITAL COMMISSION TO MANAGE THE PARKING ON VIMY PLACE

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.                  That City staff assist National Capital Commission staff to manage their parking on Vimy Place, the private road directly in front of the Canadian War Museum.

 

2.                  That the Director, Traffic and Parking Operations Branch, be given the authority to enter into an agreement with the National Capital Commission to undertake this action.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Motion to Adopt Reports

 

MOTION NO. 66/4

 

Moved by Councillor A. Cullen

Seconded by Councillor G. Hunter

 

That the report of the Chief Corporate Services Officer entitled “Long Range Financial Plan III (Part 1)”, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 29, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 55, Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee 39, Planning and Environment Committee Report 55 and Transportation Committee Report 41 be received and adopted as amended.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

North-South Light Rail Contract - Briefing

 

The City Manager provided a verbal update on the status of the North-South Corridor Light Rail Transit Project Contract Award For Design, Construction And 15-Year Maintenance, and the communication from Treasury Board advising that the Minister of Transport has authority to enter into a contribution agreement once notification is received, after the municipal election, that the new Council supports the project.

 


MOTION NO. 66/5

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

WHEREAS the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has lobbied for many years for New Deal funding for local municipal transit and infrastructure;

 

AND WHEREAS the decision of Mr. Baird compromises that effort and that inter-governmental commitment;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities be requested to approach the Federal Government to honour the decision of Ottawa City Council and the public transit funding approved under the New Deal for cities and communities.

 

CARRIED with Councillor G. Hunter dissenting.

 

MOTION NO. 66/6

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

WHEREAS Treasury Board President John Baird has acted unilaterally to override a decision by a democratically elected Council;

 

AND WHEREAS the decision of the Treasury Board President will result in cost overruns and possible legal action by the consortium;

 

AND WHEREAS the President of the Treasury Board took an unprecedented step in demanding and reviewing a commercial contract that the Federal Government is not a party to;

 

AND WHEREAS the Treasury Board President is misinterpreting a clause in the contract that is intended for financial closing and was not intended for use by a third party, namely the Federal Government;

 

AND WHEREAS the Federal Infrastructure Minister Lawrence Cannon has approved the submission to the Treasury Board;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mayor Chiarelli seek assurance from the Prime Minister of Canada that the Government of Canada remains unconditionally committed to the providing $200 million funding for the North-South Light Rail Transit project in


keeping with the spirit and intent of the Memorandum of Understanding dated April 21, 2005 and in keeping with the Council decision of July 12, 2006.

 

CARRIED with Councillors G. Hunter, S. Little, R. Jellett and G. Brooks dissenting.

 

MOTION NO. 66/7

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

WHEREAS on October 10, 2006, Treasury Board advised Council that federal funding for the Light Rail Project is conditional on support in December 2006 by the new Council of the Light Rail Project;

 

AND WHEREAS the President of the Treasury Board has indicated in the media that any costs incurred in proceeding with preparatory work would be covered by the Federal Government, at least in part, should the new Council cancel the project as currently designed;

 

AND WHEREAS the successful proponent has, and is, incurring costs regarding the design and consultation for the Project, and that these costs are estimated to be between $1.5 and $1.8 million;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that:

 

·                     Council authorize and instruct staff to proceed with up to $1.8 million in design and consultation services in a manner consistent with the terms of the project agreement;

 

·                     the City undertake to reimburse the successful proponent its reasonable costs up to $1.8 million for same, upon receipt of supporting documentation satisfactory to the City evidencing that these costs were reasonably incurred to provide the design and consultation, and;

 

·                     the City seek compensation for these costs from the Federal Government should the new Council not approve the Project in December 2006.

 

CARRIED with Councillors G. Hunter, A. Cullen, P. Feltmate, M. Bellemare and J. Stavinga dissenting.

 


MOTION NO. 66/8

 

Moved by Councillor G. Brooks

Seconded by Councillor G. Hunter

 

That Council suspend the Rules of Procedure to consider the following Motion.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 66/9

 

Moved by Councillor G. Brooks

Seconded by Councillor G. Hunter

 

WHEREAS the North-South Light Rail Transit Project is the most significant contract in the history of the City of Ottawa, at $880 million dollars;

 

AND WHEREAS new and significant information has been revealed regarding the North-South Light Rail Transit Project contract, regarding critical dates for implementation and the possibility of extensions;

 

AND WHEREAS this new information raises significant questions regarding the North-South Light Rail Transit Project contract;

 

AND WHEREAS it is evident that in the eyes of the public the transparency and integrity of the process has been compromised;

 

AND WHEREAS, the public has an undeniable right to know that its tax dollars are spent properly, with integrity and transparency;

 

AND WHEREAS Council is obligated to operate with transparency and integrity;

 

AND WHEREAS it is necessary for Council to re-establish the transparency and integrity of the North-South Light Rail Transit Project contract in the eyes of the public;

 

AND WHEREAS Council has no greater duty than to protect the interests of the taxpayers and residents of the City of Ottawa;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that on behalf of Council, the Auditor General is asked to review the awarding, implementation, and financing of the North-South Light Rail Transit Project contract, and report directly to the new Council after December 1, 2006;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Auditor General be asked to investigate whether any critical or significant information was withheld from Council regarding the North-South Light Rail Transit Project contract, and report directly to the new Council after December 1, 2006.

 

MOTION NO. 66/10

 

Moved by Councillor J. Stavinga

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

That Motion No. 66/9 be REFERRED to the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee.

 

REFERRAL CARRIED on a division of 13 YEAS to 5 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (13):       Councillors D. Deans. E. El-Chantiry, P. Hume, P. Feltmate, C. Doucet,

                        D. Holmes, J. Harder, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, R. Bloess, J. Stavinga,

                        M. McRae and B. Monette.

 

Nays (5):         Councillors G. Hunter, D. Thompson, A. Cullen, M. Bellemare and

                        G. Brooks.

 

 

Motions of Which Notice has been Given Previously

 

MOTION NO. 66/11

 

Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

WHEREAS the Royal Canadian Legion has recently moved its Dominion Command Office to the corner of Aird Place and Castlefrank Road beside the overpass over the Queensway between Castlefrank Road and Kanata Avenue;

 

AND WHEREAS the Royal Canadian Legion has requested that the overpass be named “Valour Bridge” in an effort to further recognize the sacrifices made by Canada’s armed forces;

 

AND WHEREAS the Royal Canada Legion is willing to fund signage and plaques associated with the naming of the bridge;

 

AND WHEREAS City staff have identified existing funds to match the commitment by the Royal Canadian Legion to provide up to $25,000;

 

AND WHEREAS the desecration of the War Memorial last summer was a stark reminder that more needs to be done to recognize the sacrifices that the men and women of Canada’s armed forces have made and also to ensure that young people are aware of those sacrifices;

AND WHEREAS the City’s of Ottawa’s commemorative naming process is not applicable to structures like the overpass between Castlefrank Road and Kanata Avenue;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that:

 

1.                  The overpass over the Queensway between Castlefrank Road and Kanata Avenue be named “Valour Bridge”;

 

2.                  The Royal Canada Legion be permitted to install 16 plaques on the abutments to commemorate significant battles in which Canada’s Armed Forces participated; and

 

3.                   The City of Ottawa commit up to $25,000 in matching funding to assist with the installation of these plaques.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 66/12

 

Moved by Councillor G. Brooks

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

WHEREAS for years, the community of Manotick has had to contend with significant traffic problems, especially on and around Bridge Street;

 

AND WHEREAS the preferred solution of the community, to extend Van Vliet Street, would cost upwards of three-quarters of a million dollars;

 

AND WHEREAS the proposed solution by staff will substantially improve the traffic situation on Bridge Street at a cost of only $250,000;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff include the Bridge Street intersection improvements in their 2007 workplan;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the required funds of $250,000 be taken from general reserves.

 


MOTION NO. 66/13

 

Moved by Councillor J. Stavinga

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

That Motion No. 66/12 be REFERRED to the 2007 budget process, to be accompanied by a staff report.

 

                                                                                                            REFERRAL CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 66/14

 

Moved by Councillor G. Brooks

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS the Manotick Boat Launch, currently owned by the Federal Government, is relocating for safety and administrative reasons;

 

AND WHEREAS the Federal Government wishes to dispose of this property;

 

AND WHEREAS this piece of waterfront property is part of a larger complex composed of a library, swimming pool, and a conservation area, currently owned by the City of Ottawa;

 

AND WHEREAS it is critical for the protection and proper functioning of the complex as a whole that the Boat Launch portion be acquired by the City of Ottawa;

 

AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa’s Environmental Resource Areas Acquisition Reserve Fund, for the purchase of open space and waterfront lands, and the Park Land Reserve Fund, both have available funds for the immediate purchase of the Boat Launch property;

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that staff conclude purchase negotiations with Parks Canada, for the Manotick Boat Launch property, based on current appraisals and in accordance with the City of Ottawa’s Delegated Authority By-law;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the required funds be taken equally from the City of Ottawa’s Environmental Resource Areas Acquisition Reserve Fund and the Park Land Reserve Fund.

 

MOTION NO. 66/15

 

Moved by Councillor J. Stavinga

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

That Motion No. 66/14 be referred to Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee, to be accompanied by a staff report, and that in the interim, staff send a letter to the Federal Government indicating that the Manotick Boat Launch will be subject to further deliberations by Committee and Council.

 

CARRIED with Councillor G. Brooks dissenting.

 

MOTION NO. 66/16

 

Moved by Councillor G. Brooks

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS Council has previously approved on April 27, 2005, $18,000 from cash-in-lieu, collected from the sale of land in the Manotick community, be directed to a project by the Village Walk Association;

 

AND WHEREAS the intent was for the Village Walk Association to develop a plan including cost sharing with local community partners to fund the upgrade to Centennial Park;

 

AND WHEREAS the Village Walk Association has now developed a plan that is acceptable to City staff;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff is directed to proceed with the project as submitted with the funds that are available.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Motions (Requiring Suspension of the Rules of Procedure)

 

MOTION NO. 66/17

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor S. Little

 

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

 

WHEREAS the Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area, at its Board of Management meeting on September 11, 2006, approved the nomination of Gordon Walker to its Board,

 

AND WHEREAS Section 204 of the Municipal Act, 2001 requires that the municipality appoint Business Improvement Area (BIA) Board members.

 


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that City Council appoint Gordon Walker as a member of the Somerset Street Chinatown BIA until November 30, 2006.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 66/18

 

Moved by Councillor S. Little

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

THAT the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider and approve the following Motion:

 

WHEREAS City Council approved a permanent encroachment to permit a standing clock adjacent to 303 and 307 Richmond Road;

 

AND WHEREAS the Rotary Club of West Ottawa paid for and installed the clock to celebrate the Club’s 50th Anniversary by giving this gift to Westboro and to the City of Ottawa;

 

AND WHEREAS a land survey at a cost of $2000 was required prior to installing the clock, which was incurred by the Club;

 

AND WHEREAS the approval of the encroachment by Council may result in the Club having to pay a small annual costs of approximately $64 / year;

 

AND WHEREAS fees in Schedule “B” of the Encroachment Bylaw may be waived for registered charitable and non-profit organizations;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa assume the costs associated with the land survey and waive all annual costs associated with this approval.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 66/19

 

Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

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

 

WHEREAS the Details of Recommended Zoning of report ACS2006-PGM-APR-0177 did not accurately reflect the proposed permitted uses;

 

AND WHEREAS the Discussion and Background information provided in report ACS2006-PGM-APR-0177 clearly stated that the permitted uses in the MBP-xy Zone (Area B) were to include all the permitted uses listed for the MBP-xx (Area A) (save and except those stated) and was to include size restrictions on two of the permitted uses, however this was not clearly stated in the Details of Recommended Zoning and consequently not included in the subsequent Zoning By-law No. 2006-369;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Details of Recommended Zoning attached to Staff Report ASC2006-PGM-APR-0177, setting out the proposed Zoning By-law amendment, be revised to include the following permitted uses under (B) MBP- xy Zone (Part of 866 Eagleson Road);

 

·                    all uses permitted in the MBP-xx Zone

 

AND THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Council enact an additional Zoning By‑law to add the permitted uses, save and except those expressly prohibited, and to add zone provisions restricting the size of two of the uses.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)

 

Moved by Councillor G. Brooks

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

WHEREAS Council requested the Auditor General to conduct an audit of the Munster Force Main Project;

 

AND WHEREAS the audit report was expected for the end of June 2006;

 

AND WHEREAS the Richmond Village Association is requesting that the report be published before the municipal election;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council request the Auditor General to provide an interim report on the Munster Force Main Project audit before the 2006 municipal election.

 

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

WHEREAS the residents at 205 Cluny occupying a corner lot have, for ease of maintenance, landscaped the City portion of the side yard;

 

AND WHEREAS during road and sewer construction it was determined that this landscaping was not allowed due to the front yard parking by-law;

AND WHEREAS the by-law offers no relief for this type of situation;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the property at 205 Cluny be exempted from the provisions of the front yard parking by-law on the condition that the owner of the property enter into an agreement with the City of Ottawa in which the residents of 205 Cluny agree that this landscaped area will not, at any time, be used for any sort of parking and should it be determined that this area is being used for parking that this exemption will be null and void.

 

MOTION NO. 66/20

 

Moved by Councillor A. Cullen

Seconded by Councillor J. Stavinga

 

That the Rules of Procedure be suspended and that City Council resolve In Camera pursuant to Subsection 13. (1) (b) of Procedure By-law 2005-431 - personal matters about an identifiable individual, including staff, respecting the departure of the former Director of Transit Services, Alain Carle.

 

CARRIED on a division of 10 YEAS to 3 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (10):       Councillors G. Hunter, A. Cullen, P. Feltmate, D. Holmes, R. Jellett,

R. Bloess, G. Brooks, J. Stavinga, M. McRae and B. Monette.

 

Nays (3):         Councillors E. El-Chantiry, S. Little and J. Harder.

 

IN CAMERA SESSION

 

IN COUNCIL

 

 

Motion to Introduce By-laws

 

MOTION NO. 66/21

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

That the following by-laws be enacted and passed:

 

Third Reading

 

2006-389                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to provide for the improvement of drainage works in the City of Ottawa - Modification of the O’Keefe Municipal Drain.

Three Readings

 

2006-390                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2005-209 regarding grants for protective plumbing to reduce the risk of basement or cellar flooding from City sewer backup for residential units.

 

2006-391                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2005-503 respecting delegation of authority to various officers of the City.

 

2006-392                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on Goldeneye Way and Nakina Way, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2006-393                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate 92, 94, 98, 100, 102, 104 and 106 Golflinks Drive, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2006-394                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to impose special annual drainage rates upon land in respect of which money is borrowed under the Tile Drainage Act.

 

2006-395                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law Numbers 78-96, 132-93, 153-93, 55-95, 55-96, 161-93, 164-93, 167-93, 168-93, 168-94 and 169-93 of the former City of Kanata to change general provisions for parking space requirements for multiple attached dwelling units.

 

2006-396                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 1-84 of the former City of Cumberland to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 2015 Lanthier Drive.

 

2006-397                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2006-352 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 6033 Richmond Road.

 

2006-398                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law Number 93-98 of the former City of Ottawa, By-law Number 2000-8 of the former Village of Rockcliffe Park and By-law Number 2380 of the former City of Vanier to change the zoning for the area of the Beechwood Community Design Plan.

 

2006-399                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2004-428 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 5537 First Line Road.

 

2006-400                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2004-60 to appoint Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in accordance with private property parking enforcement.

 

2006-401                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2006-273 to appoint Municipal Law Enforcement Officers with respect to parking infractions on City Streets and City Property.

 

2006-402                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to dedicate and lay out certain land as common and public highway (Savage Drive).

 

2006-403                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on Crystal Park Crescent and Central Park Drive, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2006-404                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on Forestbrook Street and Statewood Drive, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2006-405                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 40-99 of the former Township of Goulbourn to change the zoning for the properties known municipally as 866 and 898 Eagleson Road.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Confirmation By-law

 

MOTION NO. 66/22

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

That By-law 2006 - 406 to confirm the proceedings of Council be enacted and passed.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Inquiries

 

The following inquiries were received:

 

From Councillor C. Doucet to the Deputy City Manager, Public Works and Services, respecting infrastructure maintenance.

 

From Councillor C. Doucet to the Chief Corporate Services Officer, respecting protocols for public notification.

 

From Councillor P. Feltmate to the Deputy City Manager, Public Works and Services, respecting Braco Street repaving.

 


Adjournment

 

Council adjourned the meeting at 7:15 p.m. with the following Members present:

 

Councillors G. Hunter, E. El-Chantiry, A. Cullen, P. Feltmate, S. Little, D. Holmes, J. Harder,

R. Jellett, R. Bloess, G. Brooks, J. Stavinga, M. McRae and B. Monette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY CLERK

 

MAYOR