OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

27 AND 28 JUNE 2007

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

10:00 a.m.

 

MINUTES 16

 

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 27 and 28 June 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

 

The Mayor, Larry O’Brien, presided and the Clerk led Council in prayer.

 

The National Anthem was performed by Amy Heron.

 

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE –Robert Mitchell

 

Council observed a Moment of Silence in memory of Robert Mitchell who passed away on June 16, 2007.  Mr. Mitchell was a former Nepean and Regional Councillor and MPP for the Riding of Nepean-Carleton.

 

 

RECOGNITION - MULTICULTURALISM DAY

 

Mayor O’Brien proclaimed Wednesday, June 27, 2007 as Canadian Multiculturalism Day in the City of Ottawa.   Ms. Bryna Monson, Executive Director of Languages of Life Incorporated, accepted the proclamation from Mayor O’Brien.

 

 

RECOGNITION - RON LARKIN

 

Mayor O’Brien recognized Ron Larkin, Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation, on the occasion of his last City Council meeting prior to his retirement.

 

 

Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT.

 


Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of 13 June 2007 were confirmed.

 

 

Declarations of pecuniary interest including those originally arising from prior meetings

 

No Declarations of Interest were filed.

 

 

Communications

 

The following communications were received:

 

·                     Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Alerts :

·                     Province Announces $20M Municipal Eco-Challenge Fund

·                     Rapid Transit Action Plan for the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton

·                     From the City of Anaheim Mayor, Curt Pringle, with respect to the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Championship Playoffs

 
MOTION NO. 16/1

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

That the text of the letter from the City of Anaheim Mayor, Curt Pringle, be included in the Minutes and that the original letter and the photograph taken of Council wearing the Anaheim Ducks jerseys be kept in the City Archives.

 

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

“June 19, 2007

 

The Honourable Larry O’Brien

City of Ottawa

110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, Ontario   K1P 1J1

 

Dear Mayor O’Brien

 

On behalf of the entire Anaheim City Council, I would like to thank you and your Eastern Conference Champion Ottawa Senators for an outstanding round of spirited competition during the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Championship.

 

In honour of our friendly wager, we are sending you and your City Council Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks jerseys and “Pirates of the Caribbean” themed Mickey Mouse ears to wear at an upcoming City Council meeting.

 

Also included in the package are an Anaheim Ducks flag, an Anaheim City flag, a State of California flag and a flag of the United States of America and a display of Anaheim 150 merchandise honouring Anaheim sesquicentennial celebration this year.  We look forward to seeing the photos of the newest members of the Ducks fan club on the City of Ottawa’s website and hearing about your appearance at the next Ottawa City Council meeting.

 

We feel that this has been an excellent opportunity for our two cities to celebrate our unique character and culture through our professional hockey teams.  On behalf of the entire Anaheim City Council, we would welcome the chance to have you and your residents visit our beautiful City in the near future.

 

We look forward to renewing this rivalry next year during the 2007-2008 National Hockey League season.

 

Sincerely,

 

Curt Pringle

Mayor

City of Anaheim”

 

 

Regrets

 

No regrets were filed.

 

 

Council recessed the meeting of 27 June 2007 at 4:25 p.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. on 28 June 2007.  For ease of reference, the Minutes reflect the order listed on the Agenda.

 

 

Motion to Introduce Reports

 

MOTION NO. 16/2

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

That the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation Annual Report and Annual General Meeting, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 8, Community and Protective Services Committees Report 9, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 9, Planning and Environment Committee Report 10, Transit Committee Report 9,Transportation Committee Report 5 and Joint Transportation Committee and Transit Committee Report 2 be received and considered.

 

And that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to receive and consider Hydro Ottawa Inc.’s reports entitled “Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. – Annual Report, Annual General Meeting Of The Shareholder And Remuneration Of Directors”, the Mayor and City Manager’s report entitled “2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions”, the City Manager’s report entitled “2006 Corporate Annual Report”, the Planning and Environment Committee Report 11 and to enact By-law a) on the agenda “A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate 200 Flodden Way, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.”

 

MOTION NO. 16/3

 

Moved by Councillor A. Cullen

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

That Motion No. 16/2 be amended with respect to the Ottawa Hydro report, so as to approve recommendations 2 and 5 and defer the remainder of the report until the 12 September 2007 Council meeting.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Motion 16/2 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by 16/3.

 

 

HYDRO OTTAWA HOLDING INC.

 

 

1.             HYDRO OTTAWA HOLDING INC. – ANNUAL REPORT, ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SHAREHOLDER AND REMUNERATION OF DIRECTORS

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve:

 

2.         That Ernst & Young LLP be appointed as the auditor of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. for the Year 2007;

 

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

 

 

            CARRIED (Pursuant to Motion 16/2 as amended by Motion 16/3)

 

1.         That the Annual Report and Financial Statements of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. for the Year 2006 be received;                                                   

 

3.         That the amendment to By-law No. 1 of the Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. in the form set out in this report be confirmed;

 

4.         That the remuneration provided to members of the Boards of Directors of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. and Hydro Ottawa Limited be amended to adjust the Board of Directors and committee meeting attendance fees paid to directors (to $800 per meeting) and chairs of committees (to $1,000 per meeting) as set out in this report; and

 

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

 

DEFERRED TO SEPTEMBER 12, 2007 COUNCIL MEETING (Pursuant to Motion 16/2 as amended by 16/3)

 

 

OTTAWA COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION

 

 

1.             OTTAWA COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION - ANNUAL REPORT AND

                ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         That the 2006/2007 Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) Annual Report be received.

 

2.         That the Audited Financial Statements of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) for the year 2006 be received.

 

3.         That the Update re: the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) Strategic Plan be received.

 

4.         That Mr. Denis Chartrand be re-appointed as a Director of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) for a new 3-year term expiring at the time of the Annual General Meeting of OCHC in 2010.

 

5.         That Ernst and Young be appointed as the Auditors of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) for the Year 2007.

 

6.         That the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to sign a written resolution on behalf of the City of Ottawa as Shareholder of OCHC setting out the resolutions approved by City Council.

 

MOTION NO. 16/4

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

WHEREAS since 2000 the City of Ottawa was given responsibility for social housing by the Province of Ontario without sufficient provincial support to maintain the current stock of social housing;

 

WHEREAS the lack of adequate funding for repairs and maintenance of the City’s social housing stock has led the Board of Directors of Ottawa Community Housing to lobby the Provincial Government to provide sustainable funding in order to maintain our social housing stock;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the City of Ottawa endorse the activities of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation to obtain sustainable funding in order to maintain our social housing stock, and direct City staff, in conjunction with the Mayor’s office, to collaborate in this activity.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Ottawa Community Housing Corporation - Annual Report and Annual General Meeting was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 16/4

 

 

MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER

 

 

1.             2007-2010 DRAFT CITY STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

1.         That the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions report be received and tabled at the Council meeting of June 27, 2007 for consideration by Council sitting as Committee of the Whole on July 9, 2007 to receive public delegations and for discussion and approval as Council at the July City Council meeting;

 

2.         That, upon approval of the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions, City Council direct staff to prepare a draft City Corporate Plan based on the approved City Strategic Directions for subsequent discussion and approval by Council at its meeting of September 26, 2007;

 

3.         That, upon approval of the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions, City Council direct the Long-Range Financial Plan Sub-committee to:

 

a)                  complete the review of financial policies and propose financial policy directions required to provide a framework for the development of the multi-year budget; and

 

b)                  based on the recommended financial policy directions, complete development of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 operating and capital budget directions,  and

 

c)                  bring the final recommendations on financial policies and the 2008-2010 operating and capital budget directions to Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee and City Council prior to the launch of the 2008 budget process this Fall.

 

TABLED AND REFERRED TO THE 9 JULY 2007 COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

CITY MANAGER

 

 

1.             2006 CORPORATE ANNUAL REPORT

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive the 2006 City of Ottawa Annual Report for information.

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/5

 

Moved by Councillor M. Wilkinson

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

That the 2006 Corporate Annual Report be an agenda item for the Council meeting of 11 July 2007.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT 8

 

 

1.             RURAL WATER AND WASTEWATER PLANNING – PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CITY OF OTTAWA GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council Direct Staff to consider the following points in the upcoming Ottawa Groundwater Management Strategy and Development Work Plan to address the Clean Water Act:

 

1.                  That the common denominator in all water initiatives be reliance on private services (well water and septic), not geographic location;

 

2.                  That clean water initiatives be extended uniformly to all privately serviced neighbourhoods, including those within urban boundaries;

 

3.                  That aquifer and watershed studies involve all residents relying on private services, in both rural and urban areas;

 

4.                  That City-wide wellhead protection and zoning by-laws apply uniformly to all privately serviced residents in both rural and urban areas;

 

5.                  That well water sampling be extended to all privately serviced neighbourhoods in both rural and urban areas; and

 

6.                  That the appropriate budgetary funds be set aside for the implementation / enforcement of the proposed initiatives in both rural and urban areas.

 

And provide a progress report to the Rural Issues Advisory Committee and the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee in September 2007.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


 

2.             MUNICIPAL HOUSING PROJECT FACILITIES AGREEMENT AND DEFERRAL OF FEES FOR 1866 ALCIDE / 5809 BUCKLAND

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve the following with respect to 1866 Alcide / 5809 Buckland for the purposes of increasing the available affordable rental units in the rural areas:

 

1.                  the deferral of the rezoning application fees; 

 

2.                  the funding of the building permit fees associated with developing four affordable rental units at the two properties; and

 

3.         delegated authority to the Director of Housing to enter into a Municipal Housing Project Facilities Agreement with Mr. Tom Valks and 15778102 Ontario Inc. 

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

3.             ZONING - 3773 JOCKVALE ROAD

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Rural Area Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 3773 Jockvale Road from Ru - Rural Agricultural Zone to Ru Block XXX - Rural Agricultural Zone Block XXX as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

4.             ZONING – 6500 SOUTH VILLAGE DRIVE

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Township of Osgoode Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 6500 South Village Drive from Private Open Space (OS2) to Residential (R[XXX]) exception Zone, to permit a residential subdivision as shown on Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


 

 

5.             ZONING – 1494 COBE TERRACE

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Rideau Zoning By-law 2004-428 to change the zoning of 1494 Cobe Terrace from Restricted Rural (A1) and Environmental Protection (EP) to Village Residential (RV), Village Residential Exception (RV-xx), Environmental Protection Exception (EP-xx) and Open Space (OS) as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Documents 2 and 4, and that the Zoning Key Plan, Document 2 to the report, be substituted with the attached revised map which reflects the corrections to Areas D and F.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

6.             ZONING – 1500 THOMAS ARGUE ROAD

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former West Carleton Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 1500 Thomas Argue Road from RR, Rural Residential, MA, Airport Industrial and MA(h) to MA, MA-2, MA-3, MA-4, MA-4(h), MA-5 and to amend to the text of the MA zone as shown in Document 3 and 4 and detailed in Document 5.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

7.             COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MOTION REGARDING REVIEW OF BELL-BRADLEY LANDS

 

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information purposes.

 

 

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

1.                  That Council receive this report for information purposes.

 

2.         That staff be directed to process the application filed in May 2002 that would have amended the designation of the Bell-Bradley lands from General Rural Area to General Urban Area.

 

MOTION NO. 16/6

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

That the Bell-Bradley lands application for re-designation from General Rural Area to General Urban Area be referred to the Official Plan review.

 

                                                                                                            WITHDRAWN

 

The Committees’ recommendations were then divided for voting purposes. 

 

The Planning and Environment Committee recommendation was RECEIVED. 

 

Recommendation 1 of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee was RECEIVED. 

 

Recommendation 2 of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee CARRIED on a division of 12 YEAS to 8 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (12):        Councillors P. Feltmate, M. Wilkinson, C. Leadman, D. Thompson, S. Qadri, G. Brooks, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, S. Desroches, G. Hunter, R. Bloess and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Nays (8):          Councillors C. Doucet, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, R. Jellett, A. Cullen, P. Hume, M. McRae and D. Deans.

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 9

 

 

1.             QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORT TO COUNCIL -
Q1 - JANUARY TO MARCH 2007

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 


           

 

2.             Sale of Land - Part of Guigues Street and Dalhousie Street

 

 

Committee Recommendations AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.         Declare two vacant parcels of land identified as Parcels A-1 and A-2 and shown hatched on Annex “A” attached, containing approximately 7.2 m2, described as being part of Guigues Street and Dalhousie Street, Registered Plan 42482 being Parts 1 and 3, Plan 4R-21626, in the City of Ottawa, subject to the road being stopped up and closed by by-law, as surplus to the City’s needs; and

 

2.         Approve the sale of the land detailed in Recommendation 1, subject to any easements that may be required, to Dalhousie Street Inc., for the amount of $1.00, pursuant to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale that has been received.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

3.             Sale of Land - Part of the Road Allowance Between Portobello BOULEVARD and Aquaview Drive

 

 

Committee Recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.         Declare a parcel of vacant land, shown hatched on Annex “A” attached, containing an area of 0.22 ha, described as part of the Road Allowance between Concessions 9 and 10, geographic Township of Cumberland, now City of Ottawa, subject to final survey, as surplus to the City’s needs; and

 

2.         Approve the sale of the land detailed in Recommendation 1, subject to any easements that may be required, to Ottawa-Carleton District School Board for $155,000.00 plus GST, pursuant to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale that has been received.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

 

4.             PROPERTY ACQUISITION - LIMEBANK ROAD WIDENING -
TRANSPORT CANADA - HUNT CLUB ROAD TO TOM ROBERTS ROAD

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the acquisition in fee simple of three (3) vacant parcels of land consisting of a combined land area of approximately 8.07ha, owned by Her Majesty The Queen In Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, as well as the leasehold interests in land described as Part of Lots 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Concession 2, Rideau Front, Geographic Township of Gloucester, City of Ottawa, being Parts 1, 5 and 6 on Plan 4R-21932 and Part 1 and 2 on Plan 4R-21931, respectively, and shown as Parcels A and B on the attached Annex “A” Sheet 1 and as Parcel A on the attached Annex “A” Sheet 2, all for the consideration of $950,000 plus GST subject to final adjustments on closing, as well as the cost of acknowledged disturbance damages to be determined at time of construction.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

5.             sINKING FUND 2006 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS,
DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS AND REDUCTION IN LEVIEs

 

 

Committee Recommendations

 

That, in accordance with Section 409 of the Ontario Municipal Act, Council approve:

 

1.         The discontinuation of the amount of the annual sinking fund levy of $250,000.00 commencing 31 May 2008 in respect of the debentures authorized under By-Law 126 of 1989;

 

2.         The reduction in the amount of the annual sinking fund levy commencing 28 February 2008 in respect of the debentures authorized under By-Law 33 of 1991 from  $2,000,000.00 to $1,000,000.00;

 

3.         The payment of the amount of $339,297.80 from the City of Ottawa Sinking Fund representing the surplus in excess of the debenture commitment authorized by By Law 102 of 1986 to the City, and

 

4.         Receive the Sinking Fund Financial Statements for 2006.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

6.             Tangible Capital Assets

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve an initial $500,000 toward a technical solution for the tangible capital assets reporting requirements and that staff identify any additional funding requirements as part of the 2008 budget.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

7.             DISPOSITION OF 2006 OPERATING SURPLUS

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That, as part of the finalization of 2006 operations, Council approve the transfer of $23,518,000 to the Tax Stabilization Reserve.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

8.             2006 CITY OF OTTAWA CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the 2006 City of Ottawa Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

9.             2006 INVESTMENT REPORT

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council receive this report on the results of the City’s investments for the year 2006 as required by Ontario Regulation 438/97 as amended to Regulation 39/07, Section 8 (1), and the City’s Investment Policy.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

10.          FINANCING LEASE AGREEMENTS 2006

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council receive this report on outstanding Financing Lease Agreements as at 31 December 2006 as required by Ontario Regulation 653/05 amended to Regulation 604/06 and the City's Policy on Debt and Financing.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

 

11.          AMENDMENTS TO RESERVE AND RESERVE FUND BY-LAWS

 

 

Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council approve the following amendments to the City's Reserve and Reserve Fund By-laws and Delegation of Authority By-law:

 

a)         The revision to the Winter Maintenance Reserve By-law 2004-320 as detailed in this report;

 

b)         The amendment to Delegation of Authority By-law to remove transfers to and from the Winter Maintenance Reserve as requiring Council approval;

 

c)         The revision to the Solid Waste Reserve Fund By-law 2005-556 as detailed in this report;

 

d)         The creation of the Centrepointe Theatre Building Reserve Fund and the enactment of the new by-law;

 

e)         The creation of the Orleans Art Centre Endowment Reserve Fund and the enactment of the new by-law;

 

f)          The enactment of the new by-law for the Hydro Ottawa Endowment Reserve Fund; and

 

g)         That the City maintain separate reserve funds for Water and Waste Water purposes.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

12.          CAPITAL ADJUSTMENTS AND CLOSING OF PROJECTS

 

 

Committee Recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve the budget adjustments as detailed in Appendix A;

 

2.         Authorize the closing of capital projects listed in Appendix B, the funding of deficits as identified and the return of balance of funds to funding sources;

 

3.         Approve a net decrease in debt authority of $198.2 million; and

 

4.         Receive the budget adjustments in Appendix C undertaken in accordance with the Delegation of Authority By-law 2005-503, as amended, and Motion 8/13, from the 2007 budget deliberations, as they pertain to capital works.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

13.          CANCER SURVIVORS PARK

 

 

Committee Recommendations

 

That Council: 

 

1.         Declare the parcel of land at 1480 Alta Vista Drive, shown hatched on Annex “A” attached, containing approximately 1.3837 hectares (3.419 acres) as surplus to the City’s needs; and

 

2.         Approve the execution by the Deputy City Manager, Community and Protective Services, of a Land Lease and Promisssory Note with The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation in accordance with the terms and conditions as detailed in this Report for the development of the Cancer Survivors Park at 1480 Alta Vista Drive, a City-owned property bounded by Riverside Drive, Industrial Avenue and Alta Vista Drive and being shown hatched on Annex “A” attached; and

 

3.         Approve the award of a City grant in the amount of $227,305 and an interest free loan to a maximum of $1.0M,  drawn from the Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland Reserve Fund, to The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation to assist in the development of the Cancer Survivors Park.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

14.          SOMERSET Street Chinatown BIA GATEWAY PROJECT

 

 

Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council approve the construction of a gateway structure across Somerset Street West at Cambridge Street North as illustrated in Document "A" subject to:

 

1.         The Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area funding the total construction, annual maintenance and operational costs of this City-owned structure;

 

2.         The City of Ottawa and Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area executing a legal agreement with respect to the above, for which authority is delegated to the Deputy City Manager of Public Works to execute this agreement; and

 

3.         The City of Ottawa and Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area executing a legal agreement for the purpose of the City managing public funding donations for the project, for which authority is delegated to the City Treasurer to execute this agreement.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

15.          CUMBERLAND RESERVE FUND

 

 

Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve directing $3,500 from the Cumberland Reserve Funds towards the implementation of a volleyball court in Marcel Lalande Park;

 

2.         Approve directing $20,000 from the Cumberland Reserve Funds towards the repair of the entrance feature at Queenswood Heights Community on Duford Street.

 

3.         Approve directing $30,000 from the Cumberland Reserve Funds towards a feasibility study for replacement of indoor recreation space that will be lost through the sale of St-Laurent School in Carlsbad Springs; and

 

4.         That the Finance Department be the lead department in ensuring the detailed cost estimates are provided, and the funds are distributed accordingly.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

16.          GRANT TO RE-IMBURSE 2004 PROPERTY TAXES,
PENALTIES & INTEREST FOR 69 WHITESTONE DRIVE

 

 

Committee RecommendationS AS AMENDED

 

1.         That Council approve a grant of $3,669.94 to Karen Somerville & Alan Greenberg to re-imburse property taxes, penalties and interest for 2004 for 69 Whitestone Drive.

 

2.         WHEREAS Item 16 of Agenda 10 was prepared in an expeditious manner for presentation to the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee of Council;

 

AND WHEREAS staff have worked with the Councillor’s office to clarify the background and issues included in the report, which has necessitated some changes to the text;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following changes be made to the text of the report prior to its consideration and determination:

 

a)         Under BACKGROUND, replace the second sentence of the first paragraph with:  “It quickly became apparent that there were a significant number of construction defects with the home at 69 Whitestone Drive, as detailed in the Superior Court decision dated August 5, 2005”; and

 

b)         Under DISCUSSION, replace the first two sentences of the first paragraph with:  “The City has refunded the property taxes paid for 2002 and 2003 pursuant to a decision of the Assessment Review Board, which assessed the value of the house at $0.”

 

CARRIED on a division of 10 YEAS to 7 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (10):        Councillors M. Wilkinson, C. Leadman, D. Thompson, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry,

                        J. Legendre, D. Holmes, S. Desroches, A. Cullen and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Nays (7):          Councillors M. Bellemare, R. Jellett, B. Monette, P. Hume, G. Hunter, M. McRae and D. Deans.

 

 

 

17.          CITY OF OTTAWA INFORMATION PACKAGE FOR PROVINCIAL ELECTION CANDIDATES

 

 

Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council approve that the City of Ottawa prepare an information package for provincial election candidates in ridings within the City of Ottawa on the City of Ottawa's priorities regarding provincial government policies;

 

And that this information package be distributed to community groups in Ottawa.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 10

 

 

1.          ZONING – 5965 renaud road

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

(This application is subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Gloucester Zoning By-law to change the zoning of part of 5965 Renaud Road from Rs1 - Residential  Single Dwelling, OS - Open Space, Rs2 - Residential Single Dwelling, Fg - Future Growth and Ra2 - Medium Density Apartment to OS - Open Space, OS(E'X') - Open Space Exception 'X', Rs2(E'Y') - Residential Single Dwelling Exception'Y', Ra2(E'XX') - Medium Density Apartment Exception 'XX' and Constraint Area 1, OS(E'Z') - Open Space Exception 'Z' and Constraint Area 1, Rs1 - Residential Single Dwelling, Rs1 - Residential Single Dwelling and Constraint Area 1 and Rc2(E48) - Mixed Residential Dwellings Exception 48 as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 


MOTION NO. 16/7

 

Moved by Councillor R. Bloess

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

WHEREAS the Planning and Environment Committee recommended the approval of the Zoning By-law Amendment for 5965 Renaud Road at their June 12, 2007 meeting;

 

AND WHEREAS a minor change to the Constraint Area 1 overlay had been agreed to by the Owner and staff;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Document 2, Details of Recommended Zoning, Item 5 be replaced with the following:

 

“5) The Constraint Area 1 overlay will be placed on the lands as shown in Document.  It will extend 2.5 metres into the rear yard of the lots backing onto the OS(E’Z’) zone.”

 

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

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Planning and Environment Committee Report 10, Item 1 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 16/7.

 

 

 

2.             RESIDENTS’ PETITION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A WATERMAIN ON WINDING WAY AS A LOCAL IMPROVEMENT

 

 

Committee recommendationS

 

That Council approve the following:

 

1.         A By-law to undertake construction of a watermain as a Local Improvement on Winding Way from the limits of the existing watermain at 39 Winding Way to the northerly property limit of 1 Winding Way with the costs of the work to be recovered from benefiting property owners in accordance with the Municipal Act 2001 and the following conditions:

 

a)         that the assessed property owners be entitled to pay the Local Improvement charges in lump sum or ten equal annual instalments;

 

b)         that to the extent owners may choose to amortize the charges over a 10-year period, debenture authority be established in the estimated maximum amount of $175,000 for this project;

 

c)         that the City and non-City share of the estimated project costs and the reductions and adjustments as presented in this report be accepted, subject to final review through the Committee of Revision for this project; and

 

d)         that the by-law take effect following the notice of intention to pass the by-law to the public and the owners of the lots to be assessed, per the requirements of the provincial legislation.

 

2.         In reference to 3 Winding Way, should an access agreement not be initiated or completed by the time the Committee of Revision is convened, that 3 Winding Way be considered as not immediately benefiting from the Local Improvement work and that the City carry the Local Improvement charge, and that the Water by-law be amended to identify that the full costs for water frontage for this property be payable in a lump sum plus appropriate carrying charges at the time the owner requests to have the property connected to the municipal water system.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

3.          ZONING - 357, 359, 361, 363, 365 AND 367 SELENE WAY

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

(This application is subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Cumberland Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 357, 359, 361, 363, 365 and 367 Selene Way from R3D-X11 to R1H-X3 as shown on Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

 

4.          OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT - GREENSPACE DESIGNATIONS

 

 

Committee recommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve and adopt an amendment to the City of Ottawa Official Plan, known as the Greenspace Official Plan Amendment, attached as Document 1.

 

2.                  Recommend that corresponding revisions be made to the Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law (May 2007).

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/8

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor G. Brooks

 

WHEREAS on June 12, 2007 the Planning and Environment Committee (PEC) considered as Item 6, Agenda 12, a report in which staff recommended

 

(1)                          that the Planning and Environment Committee recommend that Council approve and adopt an amendment to the City of Ottawa Official Plan, known as the Greenspace Official Plan Amendment, and

(2)                          that the Planning and Environment Committee recommend that corresponding revisions be made to the Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law (May 2007);

 

AND WHEREAS the Greenspace Official Plan Amendment is intended to be a non-controversial amendment, implementing certain recommendations of the Greenspace Master Plan and the Urban Natural Features Strategy;

 

AND WHEERAS Urbandale Corporation, the owner of lands identified on Schedule 7 of the Amendment has requested that their lands be removed from the amendment;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that Schedule 7 of the Greenspace Official Plan Amendment be replaced by the attached revised Schedule 7, having deleted the Urbandale Corporation Lands located along the Rideau River.

 

“No further notice will be given under subsection 34(17) of the Planning Act.”

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

See attached map (Revised Schedule 7), below (next page)

Planning and Environment Committee Report 10, Item 4 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 16/8.

 

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 11

 

 

1.          JOCK RIVER REACH 1 SUBWATERSHED STUDY AND BARRHAVEN SOUTH MASTER SERVICING STUDY

 

 

Committee recommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve the Jock River Reach 1 Subwatershed Study (Stantec, June 2007).

 

2.         Approve the Barrhaven South Conceptual Fish Habitat Compensation Plan (Niblett, November 2006) and the use of City land known as 3300 Cedarview Road for the creation of a new fisheries habitat area.

 

3.         Approve the recommended projects identified in the Barrhaven South Master Servicing Study prepared by Stantec, illustrated in Document 6, in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

 

4.         Direct Planning, Transit and Environment staff to finalize the Barrhaven South Master Servicing Study and proceed with the 30-day public review period, in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and as a prelude to the initiation of the detailed design.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

TRANSIT COMMITTEE REPORT 9

 

 

1.             INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OF THE COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS BUS OPTION

 

 

Committee recommendationS AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.      Receive for information the Consultant’s draft report;

 

2.         Defer staff Recommendation 2 to the Transit Committee meeting of 5 September 2007.

 

3.         That staff bring back an analysis based on a 1-garage scenario for natural gas and a more realistic indexation of diesel fuel price increases starting from the present rate prior to dealing with Recommendation 2 of this report.  Such analysis to be presented at the September 5, Transit Committee meeting.

 

4.         That the new garage design be changed to accommodate lighter-than-air fuel operation.

 

MOTION NO. 16/9

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

WHEREAS two consecutive reports (one by staff and one by an independent consultant) have reached the same conclusion: that diesel-electric buses are a preferred choice over CNG buses;

 

WHEREAS the only objection to these reports is from a consortium representing CNG buses;

 

WHEREAS by failing to purchase diesel-electric hybrid buses the city of Ottawa, as originally recommended, the city will continue to incur higher operating costs and produce more pollution from out transit fleet;

 

WHEREAS buying buses with lower life cycle costs is essential to capping tax increases;

 

WHEREAS there is no staff or independent consultant justification for spending more time or investing more money studying the question any further;

 

WHEREAS the new hub and spoke system will require more 40 foot buses to be deployed on low-speed high frequency routes which the consultant’s report state clearly that the CNG technology is not the preferred technology for this type of route.  The electric diesel is the preferred technology for this short haul route.

 

WHEREAS the city of Gatineau has already opened its green line – an electric hybrid bus line and other Canadian cities have already opened their own, while the Committee’s motions will require still more studies from staff.

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the original staff recommendations (except for Recommendation 3), i.e.:

 

“That Council:

 

1.         Receive for information the Consultant’s draft report;

 

2.         Direct staff to purchase diesel electric hybrid (DEH) buses for future procurements where there is a business case to support, given the economic and emissions benefits outlined in the attached consultant draft report in addition to the National Research Council (NRC) report ACS2005-PWS-FLT-0001. “

 

be approved without the amendments added by Transit Committee.

 

CARRIED on a division of 12 YEAS to 10 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (12):        Councillors C. Doucet, P. Feltmate, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, S. Qadri, D. Holmes, R. Jellett, A. Cullen, P. Hume, D. Deans, R. Chiarelli and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Nays (10):        Councillors M. Wilkinson, D. Thompson, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, J. Legendre, S. Desroches, B. Monette, G. Hunter, R. Bloess and M. McRae.

 

Transit Committee Report 9, Item 1 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 16/9.

 

 

 

2.             TRANSIT FLEET ACQUISITION STRATEGY

 

 

Committee recommendationS AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.         Defer Recommendations 1 and 2 of the report until 5 September 2007.

 

2.         Approve the purchase of three prototype double-decker buses for delivery in 2008 and a reduction in the number of articulated buses to be delivered in 2008 from 57 to 54.

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/10

 

Moved by Councillor A. Cullen

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

That the staff recommendations be approved, as follows:

 

That Council approve the bus acquisition strategy for the next five years as described in this report and, specifically:

 

1.         The commencement of the procurement process for 40-foot buses in advance of actual approved budgets, as an exception to the requirements of the Purchasing By‑law, with the stipulation that the RFP document contain a clause stating that any award as a result of this procurement process will be subject to the approval of budgetary funding by City Council;

 

2.         The advancement of $1.5 million authority from 2008 for the purchase of two 40‑foot pilot buses; and,

 

3.         The purchase of three prototype double-decker buses for delivery in 2008 and a reduction in the number of articulated buses to be delivered in 2008 from 57 to 54.

 

Motion No. 16/10 was divided for voting purposes. Recommendations 1 and 2 were CARRIED.  Recommendation 3 was CARRIED on a division of 19 YEAS to 4 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (19):        Councillors C. Doucet, P. Feltmate, M. Wilkinson, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, D. Thompson, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, B. Monette, A. Cullen, P. Hume, D. Deans, R. Chiarelli, and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Nays (4):          Councillors G. Brooks, G. Hunter, R. Bloess and M. McRae.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 5

 

 

1.             DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STUDY OF FUTURE INTERPROVINCIAL CROSSINGS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

 

 

Committee recommendationS

 

That City Council approve the following:

 

1.                  That the City of Ottawa recommend that the terms of reference of the Interprovincial Crossing EA Study be amended to include examination of utilizing the Prince of Wales Bridge for public transit purposes in order to mitigate downtown river crossings congestion.

 

2.                  That the City of Ottawa recommend that the terms of reference of the Interprovincial Crossing EA Study be amended to ensure consideration of possible future west-end river crossings be dependent on the successful development of interprovincial transit connections consistent with the City of Ottawa and the City of Gatineau transit modal share targets.

 

3.                  That the City of Ottawa support the recommendation of the Interprovincial Crossing EA Study of NOT carrying forward the Britannia-Deschenes corridor as part of this Study.

 

4.                  That the City of Ottawa recommend that the Interprovincial Crossings EA Study NOT carry forward crossings of Lac Deschenes as part of this Study.

 

5.                  That the City of Ottawa recommend that the Riddell Drive location be removed from the Terms of Reference as a possible bridge location and the study consider other options, including a tunnel, if any need is identified in the western part of the City of Ottawa.

 

6.         That the City of Ottawa recommend that the Terms of Reference of the Interprovincial Crossing EA Study be amended so as to reflect the City of Ottawa’s position that, if there is to be an east-end bridge crossing, it be located at Kettle Island.

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/11

 

Moved by Councillor G. Bédard

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

That the Draft Terms of Reference be amended to specifically take into account the direction of the City of Ottawa Official Plan (Section 2.3.1 Policy 47) that all non-local truck traffic is to be eliminated from Rideau and King Edward Ave. upon the construction of a new Interprovincial corridor.

 

CARRIED with Councillor G. Hunter dissenting.

 

MOTION NO. 16/12

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

That the words “West-end” be removed from recommendation 2.

 

LOST on a division of 5 YEAS to 16 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (5):          Councillors M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, J. Legendre, D. Holmes and G. Hunter.

 

Nays (16):        Councillors P. Feltmate, M. Wilkinson, S. Qadri, G. Brooks, G. Bédard, E. El‑Chantiry, J. Harder, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, B. Monette, A. Cullen, P. Hume, R. Bloess, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli and Mayor O’Brien.

 
MOTION NO. 16/13

 

Moved by Councillor M. Wilkinson

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

That Recommendation 5 of Transportation Committee Report 5, item 1 be amended by deleting “be removed from the Terms of Reference as a possible bridge location” and replace with “be evaluated with respect to the impact on the wildlife reserve in the area, the Y-Camp, the Kanata Sailing Club, the recreational use of the river, the rural nature of the area, the distance to Highway 416/ 417, the condition of local roads in the area and the fact that there is no urban area or employment area on the Ontario side; and further that”, so as to read:

 

5.         That the City of Ottawa recommend that the Riddell Drive location be evaluated with respect to the impact on the wildlife reserve in the area, the Y-Camp, the Kanata Sailing Club, the recreational use of the river, the rural nature of the area, the distance to Highway 416/417, the condition of local roads in the area and the fact that there is no urban area or employment area on the Ontario side; and further that, the study consider other options, including a tunnel, if any need is identified in the western part of the City of Ottawa.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

The Committee Recommendations were then divided for voting purposes:

 

Recommendation 1 was CARRIED.

 

Recommendation 2 was CARRIED with Councillor J. Legendre dissenting.

 

Recommendation 3 was CARRIED with Councillor G. Hunter and M. Bellemare dissenting.

 

Recommendation 4 was CARRIED on a division of 17 YEAS to 4 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (17):        Councillors P. Feltmate, M. Wilkinson, C. Leadman, S. Qadri, G. Brooks, E. El‑Chantiry, J. Harder, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, B. Monette, A. Cullen, P. Hume, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Nays (4):          Councillors M. Bellemare, G. Bédard, J. Legendre and D. Holmes.

 

 

Recommendation 5 was CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 16/13.

 

Recommendation 6 was CARRIED on a division of 17 YEAS to 4 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (17):        Councillors P. Feltmate, M. Wilkinson, C. Leadman, S. Qadri, G. Brooks, E. El‑Chantiry, J. Harder, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, B. Monette, A. Cullen, P. Hume, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, M. McRae, R. Chiarelli and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Nays (4):          Councillors M. Bellemare, G. Bédard, J. Legendre and D. Holmes.

 

 

Transportation Committee Report 5, Item 1 was put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion Nos. 16/11 and 16/13.

 

 


 

2.             STRANDHERD-ARMSTRONG BRIDGE UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council direct the Department of Planning, Transit and the Environment to initiate the preliminary and detailed design of the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge, incorporating transit facilities as appropriate.

 

MOTION NO. 16/14

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

WHEREAS a detailed design of any significant new piece of transportation infrastructure must first be the subject of an up to date Environmental Assessment and the recommendations of that EA must be endorsed by Council and approved by the Ministry of the Environment;

 

WHEREAS the only EAs adressing the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge were:

1.                  the 1993 Rideau River Bridge Location Feasibility EA, for which the “existing conditions” and “assumptions” of that EA are outdated by virtue of the time elapsed since the public consultation on that project was done,

2.                  the EA for the North-South LRT project, which was terminated;

 

BE IT RESOLVED any design of a new version of the Strandherd-Armstrong not be initiated unless after either:

1.         a new EA is completed; or

2.         the Rideau River Bridge Location study of 1993 has its existing conditions and assumptions updated and validated through appropriate public consultation. 

 
                                                                                                            WITHDRAWN
 

 

MOTION NO. 16/15

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

WHEREAS a detailed design of any significant new piece of transportation infrastructure must first be the subject of an up to date Environmental Assessment and the recommendations of that EA must be endorsed by Council and approved by the Ministry of the Environment;

 

WHEREAS the only EAs adressing the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge were:

1.         the 1993 Rideau River Bridge Location Feasibility EA, for which the “existing conditions” and “assumptions” of that EA are outdated by virtue of the time elapsed since the public consultation on that project was done,

2.         the EA for the North-South LRT project, which was terminated;

 

BE IT RESOLVED any design of a new version of the Strandherd-Armstrong not be initiated unless the majority of the lanes are reserved for public transit.

 

 

MOTION NO.16/16

 

Moved by Councillor R. Bloess

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

That the question be now put.

 

CARRIED on a division of 12 YEAS to 7 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (12):        Councillors C. Leadman, D. Thompson, S. Qadri, G. Brooks, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, P. Hume, G. Hunter, R. Bloess and Mayor O’Brien.

 

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

 

Motion No. 16/15 was then put to Council and LOST on a division of 6 YEAS to 14 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (6):          Councillors C. Doucet, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, R. Jellett, P. Hume and D. Deans.

 

Nays (14):        Councillors P. Feltmate, C. Leadman, D. Thompson, S. Qadri, G. Brooks, E. El‑Chantiry, J. Harder, S. Desroches, B. Monette, A. Cullen, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, M. McRae and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Transportation Committee Report 5, Item 1 was put to Council and CARRIED with Councillors J. Legendre, D. Holmes and C. Doucet dissenting.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE AND TRANSIT COMMITTEE JOINT REPORT 2

 

 

1.          MOVING OTTAWA: THE MAYOR OF OTTAWA’S TASK FORCE ON TRANSPORTATION REPORT

 

 

JOINT COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.                  That staff be directed to extract the fundamental principles underlying the Task Force recommendations, including service speed, attracting new ridership, environmental impact, alleviating pressure on the downtown core, and network integration, to be included as part of the visioning discussion at Committee in Fall 2007 as part of the RTES and TMP review.

 

2.                  That the Task Force’s short-term and Term of Council priority capital projects be considered for inclusion as part of a Near-Term Transportation Investment report and that this report be considered by Committee on 15 August 2007.

 

3.                  That staff be directed to review the operational recommendations of the Task Force report, including the evaluation of existing bus routes, security improvements at transit stations, system safety, and the greening of the transit fleet, and report back to Committee by October 2007.

 

4.                  That staff report at the August Meeting on:

a)         the reinstatement of Environmental Assessments that were put on hold;

b)         a program to undertake an environmental assessment of a downtown tunnel; and

c)                  an update on the EA for the transitway from Woodroffe to Pinecrest to find a more cost-effective corridor.

 

5.                  That the extension of the transitway from Terry Fox to Fernbank be added to the consideration of the Task Force recommendations.

 

6.                  That the Task Force Recommendation concerning separating OC Transpo from the City bureaucracy and setting up an arm’s-length operating entity with an appointed board fully accountable to City Council be the subject of a report to a joint meeting of the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee, and the Transit Committee within 6 months.

 

7.                  That the downtown solution be undertaken once the Environmental Assessment is completed for the City Centre.

 

8.         The acceptance of the Report’s regional Go Train recommendations and petition the Province of Ontario for the establishment of this system based on the Mayor’s Task Force recommended lines, Alexandria, Smith’s Falls, Kanata North, Stittsville, Carp, Cumberland, etc., and that this investment be made in a timely way as has been accomplished for Toronto and Southern Ontario.

 

MOTION NO. 16/17

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

WHEREAS a “reasonable person” (as the term is used in Common Law) would clearly regard the Mayor’s Task Force on Transportation as new information pertinent to transit and light rail in Ottawa;

 

WHEREAS principles from the Mayor’s Task Force will be used in the review of Transportation Master Plan and this is new information influencing where and how Ottawa’s transit system will evolve;

 

WHEREAS as a result of the new information, the City is proceeding to evaluate the possibility of a downtown tunnel;

 

WHEREAS as a result of the Mayor’s Task Force transit Environmental Assessments which had been put on hold are being reinstated ;

 

WHEREAS the Mayor’s Task Force proposes an Eastern Ontario and West Quebec Go - Train system, which council supports;

 

WHEREAS the portion of the previously approved North-South double track electric LRT line is still required from Bayview heading south and will be required under any possible future scenario that the city embarks on;

 

WHEREAS reanimating a portion of that LRT project would obviate the need for a lawsuit;

 

WHEREAS it does not serve the interest of the any of the residents of the City to incur further costs or delays in joining the likes of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary in benefiting from electric light rail transit;

 

BE IT RESOLVED that a portion of the North-South line previously approved by Council, which will complement the Mayor’s Task Force recommendations, be reinstated and negotiations with the proponents be undertaken to implement it.

 

Mayor O’Brien ruled Motion No. 16/17 out of order.  Councillor C. Doucet appealed the Mayor’s ruling.  Mayor O’Brien was sustained on a division of 18 YEAS to 4 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (18):        Councillors P. Feltmate, M. Wilkinson, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, S. Qadri, G. Brooks, G. Bédard, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, J. Legendre, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, B. Monette, A. Cullen, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, M. McRae and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Nays (4):          Councillors C. Doucet, D. Holmes, P. Hume and D. Deans.

 

MOTION NO. 16/18

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the public transit Environmental Assessments be re-instated that have been previously agreed to.

 

Deputy Mayor J. Harder ruled Motion No. 16/18 out of order.

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/19

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

WHEREAS the Riverside South Community Design Plan is built on the capacity to provide for a rapid mass transit system and is based on the principles of "Smart Growth".

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa is currently in the process of designing a Park and Ride station on the southwest side of Earl Armstrong Road.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that extending the O-Train to Riverside South (Earl Armstrong and River Road) be included as part of the visioning discussion at Committee in the Fall 2007 as part of the RTES and TMP review and that this important link to our southern growth community be considered for inclusion as part of a near-term Transportation Investment report to be considered by Committee on August 15, 2007.

 

MOTION NO. 16/20

 

Moved by Councillor M. Wilkinson

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

That Motion No. 16/19 be referred to the Joint Committee.

 

LOST on a division of 6 YEAS to 14 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (6):          Councillors M. Wilkinson, M. Bellemare, G. Brooks, G. Bédard, J. Legendre

and G. Hunter.

 

Nays (14):        Councillors C. Leadman, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, D. Holmes, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, B. Monette, A. Cullen, P. Hume, R. Bloess, M. McRae, D. Deans and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Motion No. 16/19 was put to Council and CARRIED. 

 

Transportation Committee and Transit Committee Joint Report 2, Item 1 as amended by Motion 16/19, was then CARRIED by Council.

 

 

Motion to Adopt Reports

 

MOTION NO. 16/21

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

That the City Manager’s report entitled “2006 Corporate Annual Report”, Recommendations 2 and 5 of Hydro Ottawa Inc.’s reports entitled “Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. – Annual Report and Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder”, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation’s report entitled “Ottawa Community Housing Corporation Annual Report and Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder”, the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 8, Community and Protective Services Committees Report 9, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 9, Planning and Environment Committee Reports 10 and 11, Transit Committee Report 9, Transportation Committee Report 5 and Transit Committee and Transportation Committee Joint Report 2 be received and adopted as amended.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED


 

Motions of Which Notice has Been Given Previously

 

MOTION NO. 16/22

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa is committed to reducing the amount of garbage collected through redirection to recycling and composting;

 

AND WHEREAS the residents of the City of Ottawa require recycling receptacles in order to do their part;

 

AND WHEREAS there are no such receptacles available at many transitway stations;

 

AND WHEREAS there are no such receptacles available in many of the City of Ottawa parks;

 

AND WHEREAS there are no such receptacles on the exterior property of Ottawa City hall;

 

AND WHEREAS residents of the City of Ottawa are committed to doing their part;

 

AND WHEREAS the residents of the City of Ottawa cannot recycle if there are no recycling receptacles available in order to do so;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff are directed to prepare a report for consideration by Planning and Environment Committee and Council, requiring the City of Ottawa to provide recycling receptacles and pick up service at all transitway stations, City of Ottawa parks, City of Ottawa events, and special events taking place on City of Ottawa property.  This report will include costs and the impact on any private contractual agreements presently standing.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/23

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor G. Bédard

 

WHEREAS the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Canadian Urban Transit Association and the Big City Mayor’s Caucus have all endorsed a National Transit Strategy for Canada;

 

AND WHEREAS Canada is the only G-8 county without a National policy of long-term predictable Transit investment;

 

AND WHEREAS improved urban transit is a key to greater economic competitiveness for Canadian cities, improved air quality, reducing green house gases and enhancing the quality of urban life;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa endorse the National Transit Strategy for Canada and forward this endorsement to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/24

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor G. Bédard

 

WHEREAS the Statement of Work for the Prince of Wales Drive (Fisher to Woodroffe) Widening Environmental Assessment was tabled at the May 16th Transportation Committee meeting;

 

WHEREAS the Statement of Work was amended and approved at committee;

 

WHEREAS highway 416 was built to alleviate the need to widen highway 16/ Prince of Wales and the planned light rail had the same objective;

 

WHEREAS revisiting the widening of Prince of Wales is a significant and important decision;

 

WHEREAS the decision of Transportation Committee has not been discussed or approved by full council;

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Statement of Work for the Prince of Wales Drive Widening Environmental Assessment be brought forward as it was amended for discussion and approval at the 11 July 2007 meeting of Council.

 

 


MOTION NO. 16/25

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Councillor G. Hunter

 

That the question be now put.

 

CARRIED on a division 14 YEAS to 6 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (14):        Councillors P. Feltmate, M. Wilkinson, M. Bellemare, D. Thompson, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, B. Monette, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, M. McRae and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Nays (6):          Councillors C. Doucet, G. Bédard, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, A. Cullen and D. Deans.

 

 

Motion No. 16/24 was then put to Council and LOST on a division of 6 YEAS to 14 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (6):          Councillors C. Doucet, P. Feltmate, G. Bédard, J. Legendre, D. Holmes and A. Cullen.

 

Nays (14):        Councillors M. Wilkinson, M. Bellemare, D. Thompson, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, B. Monette, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, M. McRae, D. Deans and Mayor O’Brien.

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/26

 

Moved by Councillor A. Cullen

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

WHEREAS in order to secure and maintain public confidence in the integrity of City of Ottawa operations, in particular the conduct of staff and elected officials pursuant to their duties, an Integrity Commissioner is required to interpret and investigate questions of conduct;

 

WHEREAS in 2004 Ottawa City Council requested an amendment to The Municipal Act to enable the City of Ottawa to appoint an Integrity Commissioner with powers to conduct investigations;

 

WHEREAS The Municipal Act was amended in 2006 to permit municipalities to establish the position of Integrity Commissioner with powers of investigation;

 

WHEREAS the City of Toronto has in place an Integrity Commissioner, who plays a crucial role in maintaining the public's confidence in City Hall and in ensuring that the codes of behaviour and ethics governing elected officials and staff are objectively communicated and applied;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa seek to establish the position of Integrity Commissioner,

 

And that a report be brought to Corporate Services & Economic Development Committee in time for the 2008 budget deliberations for the purpose of establishing the position of Integrity Commissioner.

 

MOTION NO. 16/27

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor M. Bellemare

 

WHEREAS Recommendation 6 under the Transformation Priorities of the Draft City Strategic Directions report states: “Establish Clarity around conflict of interest and code of conduct policies for elected representatives”;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Motion No. 16/26 with respect to an Integrity Commissioner, be referred to Council’s discussion of the Draft City Strategic Directions at the Council meeting of 11 July 2007.

 

REFERRAL CARRIED with Councillor A. Cullen dissenting.

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/28

 

Moved by Councillor B. Monette

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS the Police Services Act, clause 27(9)(a) provides that the Mayor of the City of Ottawa shall be a member of the Ottawa Police Services Board unless the Mayor otherwise determines;

 

AND WHEREAS the Mayor has signified that he will resign from the Ottawa Police Services Board upon the selection of a Councillor representing a rural ward to be appointed to the Police Services Board in place of the Mayor;

 


BE IT RESOLVED that Councillor E. El-Chantiry be appointed to the Ottawa Police Services Board upon the resignation from the Board by Mayor O’Brien, such appointment to be for the balance of this term of Council.

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/29

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

That Motion No. 16/28 be amended so that Councillor Georges Bédard be one of Council’s representatives on the Board of the Ottawa Police Services for the balance of this term of Council, such appointment to take effect upon Mayor O’Brien’s resignation.

 

In response to a question from Deputy Mayor J. Harder, Mayor O’Brien indicated he would not be willing to resign his seat on the Ottawa Police Services Board should the motion to appoint Councillor El-Chantiry fail.  Deputy Mayor Harder then ruled that Council would deal with Motion No. 16/28 and that Motion No. 16/29 was out of order.  Councillor J. Legendre appealed the Deputy Mayor’s ruling. Deputy Mayor J. Harder was sustained on a division of 14 YEAS to 10 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (14):        Councillors M. Wilkinson, D. Thompson, S. Qadri, G. Brooks, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, B. Monette, P. Hume, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, R. Chiarelli and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Nays (10):        Councillors C. Doucet, P. Feltmate, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, G. Bédard, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, A. Cullen, M. McRae and D. Deans.

 

 

MOTION NO. 16/30

 

Moved by Councillor M. Wilkinson

Seconded by Councillor R. Chiarelli