6 DECEMBER 2006
Special Council Meeting Called by His Worship Mayor O’Brien
to consider the Light Rail Transit Project, the City Manager's report entitled
“2006-2010 Council Governance Review" and matters related to same,
Planning and Environment Committee Report 58, Item 1,
Zoning – 3023 Cedarview Road
2. Roll Call
3. Declarations of pecuniary interest including those originally arising from prior meetings
· From the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee respecting the Councillor Liaison role for the Committee.
· From the Accessibility Advisory Committee respecting the mandate and Council representation on the Committee.
· From the City Solicitor respecting Environmental Advisory Committee’s motion on limitations for presentations.
From the following member of Council advising that he will not be attending the Council meeting on the date indicated:
Councillor R. Bloess 6 December 2006
6. Motion to Introduce Reports (Councillors R. Chiarelli and B. Monette)
1. VERBAL REPORT - LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT
1. That, at its meeting on 22 November 2006, the 2003-2006 Council receive and table the "2006-2010 Council Governance Review" report, specifically recommendations 2 (a) to 2 (t) inclusive and the associated supporting documents.
RECEIVED AND TABLED
2. That, at its meeting on 6 December 2006, the 2006-2010 Council consider and approve the following recommendations:
PART I – COUNCIL AND STANDING COMMITTEES
(a) The following structure for Standing Committees for the 2006-2010 term of Council as outlined in the report, effective immediately:
i) Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
ii) Community and Protective Services Committee
iii) Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee
iv) Planning and Environment Committee
v) Transportation Committee
vi) Transit Committee
(b) The continuation of the current Audit Working Group and membership until the mid-term Governance Review.
(c) The revised Terms of Reference for Standing Committees be submitted in draft form to the respective Committees in early 2007 for consideration and recommendation to Council for approval.
(d) The enactment of the revised Council and Standing Committee Procedure By-law as outlined in the report and the associated by-law (Document 1).
(e) The Council and Standing Committee meeting schedules as outlined in the report and the related changes to a City Council meeting curfew.
(f) The continuation of the current Planning and Environment Committee and the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee to act as Interim Committees to consider any public hearings and planning issues that may occur between December 1, 2006 and the appointment of the new Committees in late December 2006.
PART II – ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND LOCAL BOARDS
(g) The changes to the membership of the Taxi Advisory Committee and the Arts, Heritage and Culture Advisory Committee as outlined in the report.
(h) The revised Terms of Reference for Advisory Committees be submitted in draft form to the respective Advisory Committees in early 2007, for review and recommendation to the appropriate Standing Committee and Council for approval.
(i) The enactment of the revised Advisory Committee Procedure By-law as outlined in the report and the associated by-law (Document 2).
(j) The revised Appointment Policy for Advisory Committees, Task Forces and External Agencies, Boards and Commissions as outlined in the report (Document 3).
(k) The revised Participation Expense Policy for Advisory Committees, Task Forces External Agencies, Boards and Commissions as outlined in the report (Document 4).
(l) The change to the Advisory Committee Recruitment Process to a winter recruitment/spring appointment schedule as outlined in the report.
(m) The enactment of the revised Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee By-law as outlined in the report and the associated by-law (Document 5).
PART III – GOVERNANCE PROCESS – OTHER RELATED MATTERS
(n) The enactment of amendments to the revised Delegation of Authority By-law as outlined in the report.
(o) The enactment of the amendments to the Public Notice By-law as outlined in the report.
(p) The rotation list of Councillors to serve as Deputy Mayor as outlined in the report and the associated by-law (Document 6).
(q) The enactment of the amendments to the Animal Care and Control By-law as outlined in the report.
(r) The election and appointment of 10 members of Council to serve as the Nominating Committee, in addition to the Mayor as Chair, to make recommendations to Council on appointments of members of Council to Standing and Advisory Committee, Boards and Selection Panels at a meeting scheduled for December 14, 2006.
(s) The Ottawa Public Library Guidelines as outlined in the report (Document 7).
(t) The adoption of the White Paper pilot project as outlined in the report.
PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 58
1. zONING - 3023 CEDARVIEW ROAd
That Council approve an amendment to the former Nepean Zoning By-law to change the zoning for 3023 Cedarview Road from Commercial Neighbourhood - (CN) Zone to Commercial Neighbourhood - (Cn) Block XX Zone as shown in Document 1, and as detailed in Document 2.
7. Motion to Adopt Reports (Councillors R. Chiarelli and B. Monette)
8. Motions of Which Notice Has Been Given Previously
Moved by Councillor G. Hunter
Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri
WHEREAS Mayor O’Brien has received a significant mandate to achieve a 0% tax increase for the 2007 Budget;
AND WHEREAS every month City Council delays the adoption of the 2007 Budget will have a negative financial impact due to the lag time between the adoption of the Budget and the implementation of savings or revenue increases;
AND WHEREAS City Councillors and the Mayor have just completed thorough consultations with the public on community priorities throughout the election period;
AND WHEREAS Mayor O’Brien has worked with City staff to develop a new 2007 Budget timetable that shaves a full month off the original schedule -- meaning potentially more savings -- while ensuring adequate public consultation;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City Council adopt the following timetable for the 2007 Budget:
· December 14, 2006 --Tabling the 2007 Budget Directions report
· January 10, 2007 - Committee of the Whole public delegations on 20007 Budget Directions
· January 11, 2007 - City Council deliberation and approval of 2007 Budget Directions
· February 8, 2007 - Tabling of the 2007 Draft Budget
· February 12-16, 2007 - Public consultations:
· February 19-23, 2007 - Committee of the Whole to receive public delegations
· February 26-28, 2007 - City Council consideration and approval of the 2007 Budget
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff be directed to develop 5 consultation sessions (one each in the east, west, central, south, and rural areas) for the week of February 12-16, 2007, along with consultation mechanisms through ottawa.ca, phone, fax and written correspondence.
Seconded by Councillor M. McRae
WHEREAS in 2004 Ottawa City Council received the report from the Citizens Task Force on Council Remuneration, which recommended a revision of City Council salaries, using a formula based on salaries paid to certain Mayors, Regional Chairs, senior City employees, the Chair of the NCC, federal and provincial cabinet ministers;
AND WHEREAS for purposes of illustration, the annual salary for the Mayor of Ottawa, based on the 2004 data used in this formula, came to $159,500, and for City Councillors to $87,500;
AND WHEREAS these figures were subsequently used in the public discussion and Council debate leading up to Council’s adoption of the recommendations of the Citizens Task Force on Council Remuneration;
AND WHEREAS the Council remuneration formula as adopted by City Council in 2004 provides for significantly higher salaries for the incoming Council, effective January 1, 2007;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that:
1. City Council adopted the 2004 salary calculation for Mayor and members of Ottawa City Council (i.e. $159,500 annual salary for the Mayor; $87,500 for the City Councillors), effective January 1, 2007;
2. That future salary increments for members of Ottawa City Council be based on the lower of the average annual Consumer Price Index for the City of Ottawa, or the average of the annual salary increases for City of Ottawa employees;
3. That there be no opting-out provisions regarding
salary arrangements for members of Council;
4. And that each subsequent City Council confirm these salary arrangements at the first business meeting of its term of office.
Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate
Seconded by Councillor M. Wilkinson
WHEREAS the reason for setting up the Citizen Task Force on Council Remuneration was that it is recognized that as much as possible councillors should not be directly involved in setting their own salaries;
AND WHEREAS including the Ottawa City Manager and Deputy City Managers, whose salaries are set by council, in the Salary Benchmark Calculation violates that principle;
AND WHEREAS the similarity of the responsibilities of the Mayor of Ottawa with the responsibilities of Mayors of other major cities means that the salaries of Mayors from other major cities provide an adequate benchmark for salary calculations;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Elements 2 (Ottawa City Manager and Deputy City Managers) and 3 (Chair of the NCC, Federal Cabinet Minister, Provincial Cabinet Minister) be removed from the Salary Benchmark Calculation.
9. Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)
10. Motion to Introduce By-laws Three Readings
(Councillors R. Chiarelli and B. Monette)
a) A by-law of the City of Ottawa to appoint Councillors to act in place of the Mayor.
b) A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 100-2000 of the former City of Nepean to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 3023 Cedarview Road.
11. Confirmation By-law (Councillors R. Chiarelli and B. Monette)
13. Adjournment (Councillors R. Chiarelli and B. Monette)
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