OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

26 and 27 MARCH 2008

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

10:00 a.m.

 

MINUTES 33

 

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 26 and 27 March 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

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

 

 

The National Anthem was performed by the choir from Jack Donahue Public School, Kanata.

 

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE – CRAIG HUFF

 

Council observed a Moment of Silence in memory of Craig Huff, Manager of Forestry for the City of Ottawa, who passed away on March 17, 2008.

 

 

Announcements/Ceremonial Activities

 

RECOGNITION – PARKINSON’S AWARENESS MONTH

 

Mayor O’Brien presented a framed proclamation to Ms. Dennise Taylor-Gilhen, Executive Director, Parkinson Society of Ottawa, recognizing April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month in the City of Ottawa.

 

PRESENTATION - CANADIAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL

 

Mayor O’Brien introduced Mr. Miles Wolff, Commissioner, Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am League) and welcomed the new Ottawa Rapids baseball team to Ottawa. 

 


RECOGNITION – COUNCILLOR ALEX CULLEN

 

Mayor O’Brien presented Councillor Alex Cullen with a framed certificate in recognition of his twenty-five years of public service.

 

Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT EXCEPT COUNCILLOR P. HUME ON THURSDAY, 27 MARCH 2008. 

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Minutes of the regular and In Camera meetings of 27 February 2008 were confirmed.

 

 

Declarations of pecuniary interest including those originally arising from prior meetings

 

See specific Agenda Item for declarations: Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 21, Item 5 - Delegation of Authority – Contracts Awarded for the Period July 1 to September 30, 2007.

 

 

Communications

 

The following communications were received:

·         Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Alerts :

·         Approval of the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program Plan - Phase 1

·         Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Increased for 2008

·         Proposed Bill would Direct 2007/2008 Provincial Budget Surplus to Municipal Infrastructure

·         Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) Survey on the Development of Regulations under the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007

·         Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Funding Update

·         AMO Seeking Municipal Members for Climate Change Task Force

 

 

Regrets

 

Councillor P. Hume advised he would be absent from the Council meeting of 27 March 2008 (City Business).

 

 


Postponements and Deferrals

 

Executive Director, Business Transformation Services’ Report

 

 

1.             POST-BUDGET CITY STRATEGIC PLAN (TERM OF COUNCIL 2007-2010)

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the amended version of the City Strategic Plan (Term of Council 2007-2010).

 

 

MOTION NO. 33/1

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

That this item be deferred to the 23 April 2008 Council meeting.

 

                                                                                                            DEFERRAL CARRIED

 

Reconsideration

 

Council dealt with the Reconsideration of Planning and Environment Committee Report 24B, Item 1 on 27 March 2008, however, for ease of reference the disposition of this item appears immediately below.

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 24B

 

 

1.         APPLICATION UNDER THE ONTARIO HERITAGE ACT TO DEMOLISH 204 AND 212 SPRINGFIELD ROAD AND APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DORMITORY, ASHBURY COLLEGE, ROCKCLIFFE PARK HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

 

 

CITY COUNCIL 27 FEBRUARY 2008

 

MOTION NO. 32/12

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

That Council:

 

1.         a)         Reject the demolition of 204 Springfield Road;

 

            b)         Reject the demolition of 212 Springfield Road;

 

2.         Approve a design which allows for the retention of both 204 and 212 Springfield Road, and possibly includes them into a new scheme; and that the new building’s impact on both Springfield Road and Maple Lane be minimized (for example such by orienting the new dormitory so that the ends of its wings face the streets, as in the girls’ dormitory);

 

3.         Reject the demolition of 333 Maple Lane unless the requirements of Recommendation 2 are met.

 

4.         Reject the construction of a new boys' dormitory according to the application received on August 14, 2007 and deemed complete on October 31, 2007.

 

Motion 32/12 was then put to Council and divided for voting purposes.

 

Recommendation 1.a) CARRIED on a division of 11 YEAS to 10 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (11):      Councillors M. McRae, C. Doucet, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, D. Deans, G. Bédard, A. Cullen, C. Leadman, B. Monette, M. Bellemare and P. Feltmate.

 

NAYS (10):     Councillors G. Hunter, R. Bloess, P. Hume, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Recommendation 1.b) LOST on a division of 10 YEAS to 11 NAYS as follows:

 

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

 

NAYS (11):     Councillors M. McRae, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, P. Hume, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

As Recommendation 1.b) LOST, Recommendation 2 was amended to read:

2.         Support a design which allows for the retention of 204 Springfield Road, and possibly include it into a new scheme; and that the new building’s impact on both Springfield Road and Maple Lane be minimized (for example such by orienting the new dormitory so that the ends of its wings face the streets, as in the girls’ dormitory);

and CARRIED on a division of 11 YEAS to 10 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (11):      Councillors M. McRae, C. Doucet, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, D. Deans, G. Bédard, A. Cullen, C. Leadman, B. Monette, M. Bellemare and P. Feltmate.

 

NAYS (10):     Councillors G. Hunter, R. Bloess, P. Hume, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Recommendation 3 was WITHDRAWN.

 

Recommendation 4 LOST on a division of 10 YEAS to 11 NAYS as follows:

 

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

 

NAYS (11):     Councillors M. McRae, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, P. Hume, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

MOTION NO. 32/14

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

That Recommendations 1.a), 1.b), 2 (as amended) and 4 of Motion 32/12 be RECONSIDERED at the next regular meeting of Council scheduled for 26 March 2008.

 

Reconsideration of each recommendation was divided for voting purposes. 

 

Pursuant to Subsection 64 (4) of Procedure By-law 2006-462, notice of reconsideration of Recommendation 1.a) of Motion 32/12 CARRIED on a division of 8 YEAS to 13 NAYS (7 votes required) as follows:

 

YEAS (8):        Councillors G. Hunter, R. Bloess, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

NAYS (13):     Councillors M. McRae, C. Doucet, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, D. Deans, P. Hume, G. Bédard, A. Cullen, S. Qadri, C. Leadman, B. Monette, M. Bellemare and P. Feltmate.

 

Pursuant to Subsection 64 (4) of Procedure By-law 2006-462, notice of reconsideration of Recommendation 1.b) of Motion 32/12 CARRIED on a division of 9 YEAS to 12 NAYS (7 votes required) as follows:

 

YEAS (9):        Councillors C. Doucet, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, D. Deans, G. Bédard, A. Cullen, C. Leadman, M. Bellemare and P. Feltmate.

 

NAYS (12):     Councillors M. McRae, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, P. Hume, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, B. Monette, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Pursuant to Subsection 64 (4) of Procedure By-law 2006-462, notice of reconsideration of Recommendation 2 (as amended) of Motion 32/12 CARRIED on a division of 20 YEAS to 1 NAY (7 votes required) as follows:

 

YEAS (20):      Councillors M. McRae, C. Doucet, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, D. Deans, G. Bédard, A. Cullen, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, C. Leadman, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, P. Feltmate, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

NAYS (1):       Councillor P. Hume.

 

Pursuant to Subsection 64 (4) of Procedure By-law 2006-462, notice of reconsideration of Recommendation 4 of Motion 32/12 CARRIED on a division of 10 YEAS to 11 NAYS (7 votes required) as follows:

 

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

 

NAYS (11):     Councillors G. Hunter, R. Bloess, P. Hume, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, B. Monette, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

CITY COUNCIL 26 and 27 MARCH 2008

 

As there was no mover/seconder for reconsideration, Mayor O’Brien declared the Reconsideration LOST.  The City Council decision of February 27, 2008 therefore stands.

 

 

Motion to Introduce Reports

 

MOTION NO. 33/2

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 19, Community and Protective Services Committee Reports 20 and 21, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Reports 21 and 21A (In Camera), Long Range Financial Plan Sub-Committee Reports 2A and 3, Planning and Environment Committee Report 25A, Transit Committee Report 14A and Transportation Committee Report 16, be received and considered.

 

And that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to receive and consider Planning and Environment Committee Report 27 and the City Treasurer’s report entitled 2008 Operating Budget - Tax Supported Programs Update and Recommended Adjustments dated 26 March 2008 and that the City Treasurer’s report and the deferred motion 31/18 and Recommendation #2 of Transportation Committee Report 14, Item 1, Parking Meter Revenues – 2008 Budget Options and Planning and Environment Committee Report 27, Item 2, 2008 Budget Motion 26/22 – Reduction of Support to Committee of Adjustment be referred to the Committee of the Whole session of the 26-27 March Council meeting.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 33/3

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

Be It Resolved That Council resume as Committee of the Whole, pursuant to the Procedure By-law, section 49, for the consideration of the City Treasurer’s report, 2008 Operating Budget - Tax Supported Programs Update and Recommended Adjustments, and the deferred motion 31/18 and Recommendation #2 of Transportation Committee Report 14, Item 1, Parking Meter Revenues - 2008 Budget Options Planning and Environment Committee Report 27, Item 2, 2008 Budget Motion 26/22 – Reduction of Support to Committee of Adjustment and the Long Range Financial Plan Sub-Committee Reports 2A and 3.

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

 

CITY TREASURER’S REPORT

 

 

1.             2008 OPERATING BUDGET – TAX SUPPORTED PROGRAMS UPDATE AND RECOMMENDED ADJUSTMENTS

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the following adjustments to the 2008 Operating Budget for Tax Supported Programs:

 

1.   That a special, one-time levy of $23 million be included on the 2008 tax bill to address the forecasted deficit in the 2008 snow removal budget;

 

2.   That the 2008 budget for fuel be increased by $2.4 million to reflect an increase from $0.86 per litre to $0.92 per litre; and

 

3.   a)         That the City Clerk seek immediate confirmation from Hydro Ottawa that the sale of its Telecom business (for a net gain of $20 million) will provide an additional dividend to the City in the amount of $12 million in accordance with the dividend policy for Hydro Ottawa;

      b)         and that upon receipt of such confirmation and the declaration of the dividend, that these funds be contributed to the Tax Stabilization Reserve Fund.

 

MOTION NO. 33/4

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

WHEREAS the Council of the City of Ottawa is committed to limiting increases in property taxes to the greatest extent possible;

 

AND WHEREAS the forecast increase in property taxes in 2008 is beyond that which is acceptable to the ratepayers of the City of Ottawa;

 

AND WHEREAS a full review of the 2008 budget is required to reduce the increase in property tax to a level that is acceptable;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Rules of Procedure be suspended to permit the introduction and consideration of any motion to amend the 2008 Operating or Capital Budget of the City of Ottawa.

 

Pursuant to Subsection 1 (2) of Procedure By-law 2006-462, Suspension of the Rules of Procedure LOST on a division of 10 YEAS to 14 NAYS (18 votes required), as follows:

 

YEAS (10):      Councillors E. El-Chantiry, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, B. Monette, S. Qadri, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, R. Jellett, D. Thompson and Mayor O'Brien.

 

NAYS (14):     Councillors M. McRae, M. Wilkinson, P. Hume, M. Bellemare, P. Feltmate, R. Chiarelli, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, J. Harder, D. Deans, C. Leadman, C. Doucet, D. Holmes and A. Cullen.

 

 

MOTION NO. 33/5

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri

 

WHEREAS the City Treasurer has identified a potential deficit of $23 Million in the Winter maintenance account;

 

WHEREAS the Province has announced road and bridge infrastructure funding for areas outside the City of Toronto in the amount of $400 Million;

 

AND WHEREAS it is estimated that the City of Ottawa’s share could be at least $10 Million;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, subject to confirmation by the Province of Ontario of the amount to be received by the City of Ottawa and the rules around its use, that these funds be used to replace City reserve funds on road infrastructure capital projects, and that these “freed-up” funds be contributed to the Winter Maintenance Reserve to be used to fund any 2008 year-end deficit in the Winter Maintenance account.

 

CARRIED on a division of 17 YEAS to 7 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (17):      Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. McRae, M. Wilkinson, G. Hunter, P. Hume, R. Bloess, R. Chiarelli, G. Bédard, J. Harder, B. Monette, S. Qadri, C. Leadman, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, R. Jellett, D. Thompson and Mayor O'Brien.

 

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

 

MOTION NO. 33/6

 

Moved by Councillor R. Bloess

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the dividend from Hydro Ottawa be increased by at least $12 Million in 2008 from the sale of Telecom Ottawa, and this money be attributed to the Winter Maintenance Reserve Fund.

 

LOST on a division of 11 YEAS to 13 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (11):      Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. Wilkinson, G. Hunter, M. Bellemare, R. Bloess, R. Chiarelli, B. Monette, S. Qadri, R. Jellett, D. Thompson and Mayor O'Brien.

 

NAYS (13):     Councillors M. McRae, P. Hume, P. Feltmate, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, J. Harder, D. Deans, C. Leadman, C. Doucet, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, D. Holmes and A. Cullen.

 


MOTION NO. 33/7

 

Moved by Councillor M. Wilkinson

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

That any further reductions to the budget be applied to the winter snow budget, except for any motion with respect to parking.

 

LOST on a division of 3 YEAS to 21 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (3):        Councillors M. Wilkinson, R. Bloess and B. Monette.

 

NAYS (21):     Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. McRae, G. Hunter, P. Hume, M. Bellemare P. Feltmate, R. Chiarelli, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, J. Harder, D. Deans, S. Qadri, C. Leadman, C. Doucet, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, D. Holmes, R. Jellett D. Thompson, A. Cullen and Mayor O'Brien.

 

Note: Motion No. 33/8 was considered by Council on 27 March 2008, however the motion and disposition of same are set out immediately below for ease of reference.

 

MOTION NO. 33/8

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri

 

Whereas the Committee of the Whole yesterday (Motion No. 33/5) directed anticipated funding from the Provincial Government for road and bridge infrastructure to replace a portion of the City contribution with the City funds then being allocated to the Winter Maintenance Reserve;

 

And Whereas the amount so allocated for the purposes of the budget forecast was “at least $10 million”;

 

And Whereas the Province has now announced that the allocation to the City of Ottawa will be $14.6 million:

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the $14.6 million in Provincial funds for road and bridge infrastructure be used to replace City funds on existing projects;

 

That $10 million of the City funding be contributed to the Winter Maintenance Reserve; and,

 

That $4.6 million be used to reduce the 2008 tax levy.

 

CARRIED on a division of 15 YEAS to 7 NAYS as follows:

YEAS (15):      Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. McRae, M. Wilkinson, M. Bellemare, R. Bloess, J. Harder, B. Monette, D. Deans, S. Qadri, C. Leadman, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, R. Jellett, D. Thompson and Mayor O'Brien.

 

NAYS (7):       Councillors G. Hunter, P. Feltmate, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, C. Doucet, D. Holmes and A. Cullen.

 

The City Treasurer’s Report, 2008 Operating Budget – Tax Supported Programs Update and Recommended Adjustments, as amended by Motion Nos. 33/5 and 33/8, was then put to Council.  The Recommendations were divided for voting purposes.

 

Recommendation 1 was amended (as a result of adjustments) to read:

 

1.   That a special, one-time levy of $13 million be included on the 2008 tax bill to address the forecasted deficit in the 2008 snow removal budget;

 

and LOST on a division of 6 YEAS to 18 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (6):        Councillors P. Hume, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, D. Holmes, A. Cullen and Mayor O'Brien.

 

NAYS (18):     Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. McRae, M. Wilkinson, G. Hunter, M. Bellemare, R. Bloess, P. Feltmate, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, B. Monette, D. Deans, S. Qadri, C. Leadman, C. Doucet, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, R. Jellett and D. Thompson.

 

Recommendation 2 CARRIED on a division of 13 YEAS to 11 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (13):      Councillors G. Hunter, P. Hume, R. Bloess, P. Feltmate, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, B. Monette, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, R. Jellett, D. Thompson A. Cullen and Mayor O'Brien.

 

YEAS (11):      Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. McRae, M. Wilkinson, M. Bellemare, R. Chiarelli, J. Harder, D. Deans, S. Qadri, C. Leadman, S. Desroches and G. Brooks.

 

Recommendation 3 a) CARRIED.

 

Recommendation 3 b) CARRIED on a division of 21 YEAS to 3 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (21):      Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. Wilkinson, G. Hunter, P. Hume, R. Bloess, P. Feltmate, R. Chiarelli, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, J. Harder, B. Monette, S. Qadri, C. Leadman, C. Doucet, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, D. Holmes, R. Jellett, D. Thompson, A. Cullen and Mayor O'Brien.

 

YEAS (3):        Councillors M. McRae, M. Bellemare and D. Deans.

 

LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN SUB-COMMITTEE REPORT 2A

 

     

1.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
Employee Services

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Employee Services Branch, as presented in the attached updated 2008 operating budget pages.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

     

2.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
Information Technology Services

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Information Technology Services Branch, as presented in the attached updated 2008 operating budget pages.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

     

3.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
Real Property Asset Management

 

 

Committee Recommendation AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Real Property Asset Management Branch, as amended by the following:

 

1.         That the 2008 Operating Budget of the Real Property Asset Management Branch be reduced by $2.2M.

 

CARRIED with Councillor G. Brooks dissenting.

 


 

     

4.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
Office of the Auditor General 

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Office of the Auditor General, as presented in the attached updated 2008 operating budget pages.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN SUB-COMMITTEE REPORT 3

 

     

1.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - FINANCIAL Services (INCLUDING THE MUNICIPAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CORPORATION)

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Financial Services Branch and the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, as presented in the attached updated 2008 operating budget pages.

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

     

2.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
CORPORATE PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE REPORTING OFFICE

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

          That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Corporate Planning and Performance Reporting Office, as presented in the attached updated 2008 operating budget pages.

                                                                                                CARRIED


 

     

3.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND client SERVICEs

 

 

Committee Recommendations as amended

 

That Council:

 

1.      Approve a global budget for the Corporate Communications and Customer Services Branch, as per the 2008 Operational Budget, that provides maximum flexibility under the re-organization process to re-allocate resources; and

 

2.   Direct the Executive Director of Business Transformation Services to undertake a secondary administrative review of the Communications and Customer Service Branch after 12 months of the model’s implementation; and

 

3.   Direct the Executive Director of Business Transformation Services to report back to Committee and Council on the results of the administrative review as part of the 2010 budget process.

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

     

4.             Legal Services BRANCH - Risk Management UPDATE

 

 

Committee RecommendationS as amended

 

That Council approve a one-time total funding envelope of $150,000 for 2008 and 2009 and one FTE (p. 759) to:

 

1.   Develop a conceptual ERM Framework aligned with Strategic Branch Reviews;

 

2.   Prepare tools to support ERM Framework, including:

·        Templates and approaches;

·        Assessment of risk behaviours as part of Management Performance Appraisals; and

·        “Risk Management Implication” on staff Report Formats;

 

3.   Provide training to support the ERM Framework and culture change;

 

4.   Undertake Risk Management Reviews of two key clients (2008 and 2009); and

 

5.   Establish a Risk Management Committee to monitor ERM progress and report on Phase 2 for Budget 2010.

 

MOTION NO. 33/9

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

WHEREAS in December 2007, City Council directed the City Solicitor to meet with Hydro Ottawa’s Director of Risk Management “to discuss how the City of Ottawa should proceed with the new integrated risk management initiative;”

 

AND WHEREAS staff was directed to present the LRFP Sub-Committee with a preliminary report on the “next steps” with respect to minimizing the adverse and costly impacts of the City’s various risks with maximizing all revenues regarding cost-recovery;

 

AND WHEREAS the integrated risk management program was targeted with the following savings:

 

a)      $2 Million for 2008;

b)      $7 Million for 2009;

c)      $3 Million for 2010;

 

AND WHEREAS Financial Services Staff incorporated the 2008 savings target in the December 2007 budget calculation of a 4.9% increase;

 

AND WHEREAS the City Solicitor and the Director of Risk Management from Ottawa Hydro presented their “next steps” findings to the LRFP Sub-Committee on March 7, 2008, and advised that both the staff research and expert opinions received from the City’s insurance broker, AON Reed Stenhouse, and its insurer, Cowan’s, confirmed that moving to an integrated or Enterprise Risk Management Model would not demonstrate the quantifiable amounts identified in the December 2007 motion;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the 2008 Budget be adjusted to reflect the findings of the LRFP Sub-Committee by removing the $2 Million savings target from the Enhanced Risk Management initiative.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Item 4 of Long Range Financial Plan Sub-Committee Report 3 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 33/9.

 

 

The Long Range Financial Plan Sub-Committee Reports 1 and 2, considered by Committee of the Whole on 27 February 2008 and set out below in an extract of Minutes 32, were before Council for approval on 26 March 2008.

 

LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN SUB-COMMITTEE REPORT 1

 

MOTION NO. 32/5

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

Be It Resolved That Council move into Committee of the Whole, pursuant to the Procedure By-law, Section 49, for the consideration of Long Range Financial Plan Sub-Committee Reports 1 and 2.

 

Be It further resolved that the Committee of the Whole, at any subsequent meetings to which it may be recessed, be empowered to amend any decisions made at the present meeting of the Committee of the Whole by simple majority vote.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

             

1.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
LEGAL SERVICES

 

 

Committee Recommendation as amended

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Legal Services Branch, as amended by the following:

 

1.         That the Legal Services Budget be reduced by $80,000 (1.6 FTE’s) as per the Budget Reduction Option – Risk Management.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

             

2.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

 

 

Committee Recommendations as amended

 

That Council approve:

1.         That reductions to the Office of Protocol not form part of the Draft Budgets for the remainder of this Term of Council; and

 

2.         The final 2008 Operational Budget of the City Clerk’s Branch, as amended by the following:

a)   That Council and Committee Services implement action minutes versus verbatim minutes, for an annual savings of $60,000.

 

 

MOTION NO. 32/6

 

Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

That Council and Committee Services implement action minutes versus verbatim minutes, as a pilot project for the Community and Protective Services Committee and that staff report back for the 2009 budget.

 

LOST on a division of 8 YEAS to 12 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (8):        Councillors M. McRae, C. Doucet, J. Legendre, D. Holmes, G. Bédard, A. Cullen, C. Leadman and P. Feltmate.

 

NAYS (12):     Councillors G. Hunter, R. Bloess, D. Deans, P. Hume, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, R. Chiarelli, R. Jellett, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Item 2, Long Range Financial Plan Sub-Committee Report 1 was then put to Council and CARRIED on a division of 11 YEAS to 10 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (11):      Councillors G. Hunter, R. Bloess, P. Hume, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, J. Harder, R. Chiarelli, R. Jellett, B. Monette, M. Wilkinson and Mayor O’Brien.

 

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

 

(Note: Motion No. 33/14 of 26/27 March 2008 refers to this item.)


 

             

3.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
elected officials

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Elected Officials, as presented in the attached updated 2008 operating budget pages.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

             

4.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE

 

 

Committee Recommendation as amended

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the City Manager’s Office, as amended by the following:

 

1.         That funding for the Rural Summit be reduced from $155,000 to $40,000.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

             

5.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - OFFICE OF the DEPUTY CITY MANAGER OF PLANNING, TRANSIT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

Committee Recommendation as amended

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Office of the Deputy City Manager of Planning, Transit and the Environment, as amended by the following:

 

1.         That the Budget of the Deputy City Manager’s Office of Planning, Transit and the Environment be reduced by $80,000.00 (1 FTE) as per the Budget Reduction Option 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED


 

             

6.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CITY MANAGER OF COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES

 

 

Committee Recommendation as amended

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Office of the Deputy City Manager of Community and Protective Services, as amended by the following:

 

1.         That the Budget of the Deputy City Manager’s Office of Community and Protective Services be reduced by $150,000.00.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

             

7.             OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CITY MANAGER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SERVICES

 

 

Committee Recommendation as amended

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Office of the Deputy City Manager of Public Works and Services, as amended by the following:

 

1.         That the Budget of the Deputy City Manager’s Office of Public Works and Services be reduced by $235,000.00.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN SUB-COMMITTEE REPORT 2

 

     

      1.       OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -
Office of the Executive Director of Business Transformation Services

 

 

Committee Recommendation as amended

 

That Council approve the final 2008 Operational Budget of the Office of the Executive Director of Business Transformation Services, as amended by the following:

 

1.   That the 2008 Operating Budget of the Office of the Executive Director of Business Transformation Services be reduced by $80,000.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 27

 

 

2.             2008 BUDGET MOTION 26/22 - REDUCTION OF SUPPORT TO COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve the Planning branch resources for the Committee of Adjustment as presented in the 2008 budget;

 

2.         Direct the Planning branch to clarify and refine the required resources with the Committee of Adjustment for the 2009 budget, including the option of a screening fee.

 

CARRIED with Councillors M. McRae, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, G. Brooks and R. Jellett dissenting.

 

 

The Committee of the Whole recessed the meeting of Wednesday, 26 March 2008 at 5:46 p.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, 27 March 2008.

 

 

Postponements and Deferrals

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 14

 

 

1.             Parking meter revenues – 2008 budget options

 

 

CITY COUNCIL 13 FEBRUARY 2008

 

That City Council approve the following:

 

2.         That staff be directed to bring forward options to address any revenue shortfall projections in 2009 and 2010 that results from these changes as part of the 2009 Budget process.

 


MOTION NO. 31/18

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor R. Chiarelli

 

WHEREAS the Transportation Committee has reviewed the objectives of the Transportation Master Plan as implemented by Traffic and Parking By-law No. 2003-530;

 

AND WHEREAS the revenues generated by fees charged under Traffic and Parking By-law No. 2003-530 are not sufficient to offset the cost of parking operations in the City of Ottawa;

 

AND WHEREAS the on-street parking rates have not been increased since April of 2004;

 

AND WHEREAS the downtown Business Improvement Areas and members of the public have made submissions to the Transportation Committee relating to the operation of on-street parking;

 

1.         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the parking rate remain at $3.00 an hour,

 

2.         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the change in time for payment at meters be adjusted to end at 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday (where Saturday parking currently exists), with no charge on Sundays,

 

3.         AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT paid, on-street parking not be expanded into other new areas until such time as a policy review of parking regulations has been conducted,

 

4.         AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT any shortfalls in revenue be covered by the following funding sources:

 

Parking operating budget reductions of                             $240,000

 

Increase in off-street parking rates                                   $220,000

 

Increase in fines for specific parking infractions              $250,000

 

Savings from Administrative Services review              $1.9 Million

 

 

5.         AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT any residual funding necessary be taken from Closing Capital Works in Progress ($500,000);

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT no further changes be made to the City of Ottawa’s parking policy until such time as the City has developed a City Parking Strategy through the Transportation Master Plan Update as part of the Official Plan Review.

 

                                                                                                DEFERRED

 

MOTION NO. 31/19

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

That Motion No. 31/18 and Recommendation 2 of the Committee Recommendations be deferred to the Council meeting of March 26, 2008 so that staff, including finance staff, can work with the community to find alternative parking funding opportunities and further that the parking meter rate be increased to $3.00 effective March 1st

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 26 AND 27 MARCH 2008

 

MOTION NO. 33/10

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor R. Chiarelli

 

WHEREAS the Transportation Committee has reviewed the objectives of the Transportation Master Plan as implemented by Traffic and Parking By-law No. 2003-530;

 

AND WHEREAS the revenues generated by fees charged under Traffic and Parking By-law No. 2003-530 are not sufficient to offset the cost of parking operations in the City of Ottawa;

 

AND WHEREAS the on-street parking rates have not been increased since April of 2004;

 

AND WHEREAS the downtown Business Improvement Areas and members of the public have made submissions to the Transportation Committee relating to the operation of on-street parking;

 

1.         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the change in time for payment at meters be adjusted to end at 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday (where Saturday parking currently exists), with no charge on Sundays;

 

2.                  AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT paid, on-street parking not be expanded into other new areas until such time as a policy review of parking regulations has been conducted, except the following, subject to public consultation:

                       

S-1       6 spaces on the side streets off Rideau Street;

 

S-2       Booth, Rochester, Norman and Daniel McCann Streets with 118 spaces;

 

S-3       Centrepointe and Constellation Crescent with 119 spaces.

 

3.         AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT any shortfalls in revenue be covered by the following funding sources:

 

That the Rules of Procedure be waived to approve an

Increase in off-street parking rates                                   $220,000

 

Savings from Administrative Services review                   $900,000

 

4.         AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT any residual funding necessary be taken from Closing Capital Works in Progress ($500,000);

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT no further changes be made to the City of Ottawa’s parking policy (pursuant to Recommendation 3 of Transportation Committee Report 14, Item 1 approved by Council on 13 February 2008) until such time as the City has developed a City Parking Strategy through the Transportation Master Plan Update process as part of the Official Plan Review.

 

MOTION NO. 33/11

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

That Resolution 1 of Motion No. 33/10 be amended such that parking be charged Monday to Friday at meters on commercial streets to 7:00 p.m. for a savings of $620,000.

 

                                                                                                            WITHDRAWN

 

MOTION NO. 33/12

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor G. Bédard

 

WHEREAS the proposed 'Commercial' meters located in Upper Town (north of Gloucester, west of Lyon, east of Bronson and south of Sparks) are in a district zoned as residential;

 

AND WHEREAS this neighbourhood is governed by a secondary plan identifying it as a residential neighbourhood (City of Ottawa Official Plan, Volume 2A, Secondary Plan, Central Area, Section 1.10);

 

AND WHEREAS thousands of residents live in this neighbourhood with the expectation of more intensification in the future;

 

AND WHEREAS ‘Commercial’ parking meters located in front of these homes will make it increasingly difficult for these residents to have guests;

 

AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa encourages intensification and smart growth within the greenbelt;

           

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the parking meters located in the neighbourhood of ‘Upper Town’ be removed from the 'Commercial' list.

 

                                                                                                            WITHDRAWN

 

MOTION NO. 33/13

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor G. Bédard

 

WHEREAS there has been a decision to implement both ‘Commercial’ and ‘Residential’ meters;

 

AND WHEREAS staff has indicated that “also considered in the commercial area are the adjoining side streets where commercial real estate continues” (staff report to Transportation Committee, meeting of February 6th);

 

AND WHEREAS the Centretown community bounded to the north by Gloucester and Lisgar Streets, on the east by the Rideau Canal, on the south by the Queensway and on the east by Bronson Ave is recognized by the Centretown Secondary Plan (City of Ottawa Official Plan, 2A, Secondary Plan, Centretown);

 

AND WHEREAS the Centretown Secondary Plan cites protecting and preserving the residential community as a goal and objective;

 

AND WHEREAS the neighbourhoods adjacent to Preston Street are recognized in the Preston-Champagne Secondary Plan which cites protecting and enhancing residential areas as an objective;

 

AND WHEREAS the communities directly adjacent to the commercial streets are residential;

 

AND WHEREAS site visits confirm that many of the streets adjacent to the commercial area are only residential, or residential on one side of the street;

 

AND WHEREAS due to the ongoing residential development in the areas; parking lots and vacant lots are being considered for residential development;

 

AND WHEREAS there will be impacts to future developments as ‘Commercial’ parking meters located in front of these homes will make it increasingly difficult for these residents to have guests;

 

AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa encourages intensification and smart growth within the greenbelt;

           

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the parking meters located on side streets adjacent to the distinctly commercial streets be removed from the 'Commercial' list.

 

Motion No. 33/10 was then put to Council and CARRIED with Councillor R. Bloess dissenting.

 

Transportation Committee Report 14, Item 1, Recommendation 2 was then put to Council and CARRIED.

 

                                                                                                            WITHDRAWN

 

Motion No. 33/10 was then put to Council and CARRIED with Councillor R. Bloess dissenting.

 

Transportation Committee Report 14, Item 1, Recommendation 2 was then put to Council and CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION NO. 33/14

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Councillor S. Desroches

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         That the Rules of Procedure be waived to approve deferral of $200,000 from Option 1 – Eliminate the Business Transformation Program to 2009;

 

2.         A reduction of $140,000 from Option 11 – Eliminate Funding to support Enhanced Graffiti Management Strategy and Graffiti Management by-law;

 

3.         A savings of $60,000 from Option 6 – defer, to the mid-term governance review, the contribution rebate program, which provides an incentive for residents or businesses to make contributions to a candidate’s campaign; and

 

4.         A reduction of $200,000 from Option 61 – Eliminate additional rural road ditching/graveling ($675) & overlays ($125) allocated to the Rural Affairs Office;

 

for a total savings of $600,000.

 

The Motion was divided for voting purposes.  Pursuant to Subsection 1 (2) of Procedure By-law 2006-462, suspension of the Rules of Procedure to consider Resolution 1 LOST on a division of 12 YEAS to 11 NAYS (17 votes required) as follows:

 

YEAS (12):      Councillors M. Wilkinson, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, J. Harder, B. Monette, S. Qadri, C. Leadman, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, R. Jellett, D. Thompson and Mayor O'Brien.

 

NAYS (11):     Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. McRae, M. Bellemare, P. Feltmate, R. Chiarelli, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, D. Deans, C. Doucet, D. Holmes and A. Cullen.

 

Resolutions 2, 3, and 4 of Motion 33/14 were WITHDRAWN.

 

MOTION NO. 33/15

 

Moved by Councillor R. Jellett

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

WHEREAS the work of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation provides services to both municipal governments and the provincial government for the purpose of collecting property taxes; and

 

WHEREAS Ontario municipalities pay for MPAC services and costs and the Province does not;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa request that the Province of Ontario pay a proportional share of  MPAC costs related to education property taxes; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa communicate this request to MPAC Board of Directors, LUMCO, MARCO and AMO’s Regional and Single Tier Caucus to solicit the support for this request.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa communicate this request to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for distribution to their membership. 

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


MOTION NO. 33/16

 

Moved by Councillor R. Jellett

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

WHEREAS, at its meeting of 27 February 2007 while sitting as Committee of the Whole, Council approved a recommendation from the Long Range Financial Plan Sub-Committee to implement Action Minutes for Standing Committees of Council, for a savings of $60,000;

 

AND WHEREAS, in the Fall of 2008, staff will be coming forward with a mid-term governance review report, which will speak to various governance-related issues, including the Committee structure and resource needs in Council and Committee Services;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council defer the implementation of Action Minutes for Standing Committees of Council pending the mid-term governance review.

 

CARRIED on a division of 15 YEAS to 6 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (15):      Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. McRae, M. Bellemare, P. Feltmate, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, D. Deans, S. Qadri, C. Leadman, C. Doucet, G. Brooks, D. Holmes, R. Jellett, D. Thompson and A. Cullen.

 

NAYS (6):       Councillors M. Wilkinson, G. Hunter, R. Bloess, J. Harder, S. Desroches and Mayor O'Brien.

 

MOTION NO. 33/17

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

Be It Resolved That the Committee of the Whole now rise and report to Council.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

IN COUNCIL

 

MOTION NO. 33/18

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

That the 2008 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets of the following Administrative Branches

 

 

as received and amended pursuant to Motion 26/74, and as further amended through the Committee of the Whole consideration of 27 February 2008 and 26 (27) March 2008 be adopted;

 

And that the adoption of the 2008 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets pursuant to Motion 26/74 be further amended in accordance with the report of the Committee of the Whole of 26(27) March 2008, inclusive of Transportation Committee Report 14, Item 1, the Report from the City Treasurer dated 26 March 2008 and Planning and Environment Committee Report 27, Item 2, 2008 Budget Motion 26/22 – Reduction of Support to Committee of Adjustment.

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Committee Reports

 

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT 19

 

 

1.         ZONING - 4048 9th LINE ROAD

 

 

COMMITTEE recommendation

 

(This application is subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve an amendment to the former Osgoode Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 4048 9th Line Road from Rural ("RU") to Rural, exception (xxx)(" RU(xxx)") as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

2.             OTTAWA FARMERS' MARKET PILOT PROJECT - LANSDOWNE PARK

 

 

COMMITTEE recommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1.      Approve that the Ottawa Farmers' Market Pilot Project be extended at Lansdowne Park for 2008 and 2009, with operating on Sundays, under the original terms and conditions as was approved by City Council on 12 April 2006.

 

2.      Approve that the Ottawa Farmers' Market Pilot Project also be expanded to include Thursdays, under the same terms and conditions as approved by City Council on 12 April 2006.

 

3.      Approve that the Ottawa Farmers' Market Association continue to work with staff to select a permanent location, on a business case basis, including the possibility of remaining at Lansdowne Park.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 20

 

 

 

1.             Affordable Housing Program 2008

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS as amended

That Council approve:

 

1.                  The allocation of up to $12.76 million in new Federal and Provincial funding under the Canada/Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP), specifically $7.0 million in “Wave 1” capital funding for up to 100 units and up to $5.76 million of reallocated Housing Allowances funding for up to 83 units of low-income rental housing.

 

2.                  That in light of the fact the AHP funding may not be sufficient to continue to support the development of new low-income affordable housing via the established request for proposals procurement process, that staff be directed to explore opportunities to acquire and rehabilitate existing low-cost residential properties, and to report back to Committee and Council if new procurement processes are required to enable this approach.

 

3.         That a report be prepared for the Community and Protective Services Committee on the need for and procedure to annually fund a Housing Reserve Fund.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 


 

2.             Relay for life 2008

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve that the provisions of subsection 18(1), 19(2) and (3) of the City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) shall not apply so as to preclude the use of sound reproduction devices during the Relay For Life event, which may exceed 55 dBA, but will not exceed 65 dBA, when measured at the property line of a business person or person whose peace and comfort is disturbed before 11 p.m. or disturbs the peace and comfort of a resident whose peace and comfort is disturbed after 11:00 p.m. on the dates of June 13th and June 20th, 2008.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 21

 

 

1.             CRIME PREVENTION OTTAWA - NATIONAL ACTION TO PREVENT CRIME AND ENHANCE COMMUNITY SAFETY

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

That City Council:

 

1.                  Take note of the guiding principles to reduce crime and enhance community safety contained in the attached backgrounder developed by Municipal Network on Crime Prevention; and,

 

2.                  Call on all orders of government in Canada to:

a.      Collaborate in concrete and urgent action to tackle the roots of crime and violence, including responsibility centres at the highest level to guide and monitor success; and,

b.      Engage the public and community services such as schools, housing services and youth programs to tackle the causes of crime and violence; and,

c.       Improve data such as crime victim surveys to target actions and establish national standards and training to ensure success; and,

 

3.                  Call on Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments to provide sustained investment in targeted services that prevent crime, including support for municipal governments to foster collaborative and evidence based strategies to guide those investments; and,

 

4.                  Call on all orders of government to ensure that:

a.      Services that tackle the roots of violence are not cut to pay for more reaction; and,

b.      Annual increases in funding to pay for law enforcement are matched by similar increases in services targeted to tackle the roots of violence; and,

 

5.                  Request the Big City Mayors Caucus and FCM to ensure that the Prime Minister and Provincial Premiers, local MP’s and MPP’s and the Canadian public understand the urgency for action; and

 

6.         Circulate its motion of support to other municipalities through AMO, AFMO, FCM, local MPPs and MPs.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 21

 

     

1.             CITY AUDITOR REVIEW OF PARKING OPERATIONS

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve that the City Auditor General be directed to review parking operations.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

2.             association of municipalities of ontario (amo) - board of directors

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council endorse Councillor Peter Hume to stand for election as AMO President.

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 33/19

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Council endorse Councillor Alex Cullen to stand for election to the AMO Board of Directors – Regional and Single Tier Section.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

3.             FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES (FCM) - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council endorse Councillor Marianne Wilkinson to stand for election as an Ontario representative on the FCM National Board of Directors.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

4.             APPOINTMENTS - WELLINGTON WEST BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council appoint the following persons to the Board of Management of the Wellington West Business Improvement Area, for a term ending November 30, 2010:

 

·        Chris Green – Harvest Loaf

·        Bruce Hillary – Hillary Cleaners

·        Jamie Jamieson – Bank of Montreal

·        Nelson Hickey – Character Salon

·        Randy Kemp – Property owner

·        Peter Kniewasser – Baytek Systems

·        Mike Morris – Home Hardware

·        Brian Muzyka – RBC Royal Bank

·        Rachel Russo – Levonian The Custom Shirt Maker

·        Christopher Smith – Collected Works

·        Mike Steinberg – Herb & Spice

·        Sheila Whyte – Thyme & Again

·        Christine Leadman – City Councillor

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

5.             DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY - CONTRACTS AWARDED FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2007

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Mayor Larry O’Brien declared a potential, indirect pecuniary interest on Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 21, Item 5 - Delegation of Authority – Contracts Awarded for the Period July 1 to September 30, 2007, as a company on which he serves on the Board of Directors, Calian Technologies Ltd., was awarded contracts by Business Transformation Services during the period of this report.

 

Mayor O’Brien did not take part in the discussion or vote on this Item.

 

Item 5, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 21 was then put to Council and RECEIVED.

 

 

 

6.             2007 STATEMENT OF REMUNERATION, BENEFITS & EXPENSES PAID TO MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AND COUNCIL APPOINTEEs

 

 

        committee recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                RECEIVED

 


 

 

7.             pROVINCIAL TRANSIT CAPITAL FUNDING and Ontario Bus Replacement Program

 

 

        committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.      Approve the by-law, provided as Document 1, confirming the City's commitments with respect to the Provincial transit capital grant of $27,185,031;

 

2.      Authorize the Mayor and City Treasurer to sign the "Amending Letter of Agreement to the Ontario Bus Replacement Program (OBRP)", provided as Document 2, in order to receive additional funds of $1,271,837; and

 

3.      Approve an amendment to By-law 2007-265, provided as Document 3, authorizing the signing of the "Amending Letter of Agreement".

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 33/20

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

That the following by-laws, listed as a) and b) under item 14 on the Agenda, be read three times and passed:

 

a)   A by-law of the City of Ottawa to authorize the entering into of an amending agreement with the Province of Ontario relating to funding provided by the Province of Ontario to the City under the Ontario Bus Replacement Program.

 

b)   A by-law of the City of Ottawa to confirm the City of Ottawa’s commitments with respect to receipt of a transit capital grant from the Province of Ontario.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

(Note: Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 21, Item 7 and Motion No. 33/20 (the corresponding by-laws) were approved on 26 March 2008 but are shown above for ease of reference).

 


 

 

8.             QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORT TO COUNCIL q4 OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2007

 

 

        committee recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                RECEIVED

 

 

9.             Sale of property - 351 Croydon Avenue

 

 

        committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.      Declare the property shown hatched on Annex “A” attached, containing approximately 462 m2  (4,973.08 square feet), municipally known as 351 Croydon Avenue and described as lot 47, Registered Plan 348, City of Ottawa, as surplus to the City’s needs; and

 

2.   Approve the sale of the property detailed in Recommendation 1, subject to any easements that may be required to Urban Structure Properties Ltd. for the amount of $100,000 plus GST, pursuant to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale that has been received.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

10           EXPROPRIATION OF LANDS, PAGÉ ROAD STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PONDs

 

 

        committee recommendations

 

That Council approve:

 

1.   The expropriation of the lands set out in the attached Schedule "A";

 

2.   The enactment of an expropriation by-law to expropriate the said lands; and

 

3.   Registering of the plan of Expropriation, service of Notices of Expropriation, and Election as required under Sections 9 and Section 10  and service of Notice of Possession pursuant to Section 25 and 30 of the Expropriations Act R.S.O. 1990.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

11.                Community concert hall CAPITAL project

 

 

        committee recommendation

 

That Council approve that the $5.475M Capital Project for the Community Concert Hall remain open until further options for the development of a mid-sized Concert Hall or other city arts facility, as identified as a priority within the Ottawa 20/20 Arts and Heritage Plan, can be assessed.

 

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

 

YEAS (13):      Councillors M. McRae, M. Bellemare, R. Bloess, P. Feltmate, J. Legendre, G. Bédard, J. Harder, D. Deans, C. Leadman, C. Doucet, D. Holmes, A. Cullen and Mayor O'Brien.

 

NAYS (8):       Councillors E. El-Chantiry, G. Hunter, B. Monette, S. Qadri, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, R. Jellett and D. Thompson

 

 

 

12.                          BROWNFIELDS GRANT APPLICATION-LE ST. DENIS LIMITED-345 ST. DENIS STREET (FILE NO.F18-04-07-DENI)

 

 

        committee recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.      Approve the Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant Application submitted by Le St. Denis Limited, owner of the property at 345 St. Denis Street, for a Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant not to exceed $1,760,048, payable to Le St. Denis Limited over a maximum of ten (10) years, subject to the establishment of, and in accordance with, the terms and conditions of the Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant Agreement;

 

2.      Direct staff to enter into a Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant Agreement with Le St. Denis Limited establishing the terms and conditions governing the payment of the Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant, for, and redevelopment of, 345 St. Denis Street, satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager, Planning, Transit and the Environment, the City Solicitor and, the City Treasurer; and

 

3.      Resolve to exempt the proposed redevelopment at 345 St. Denis Street by Le St. Denis Limited from paying future municipal development charges under Section 7(t) of the Development Charges By-law 298-2004, and under the Guideline for the Development Charge Reduction Program due to Site Contamination, approved by Council March 28, 2007.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

13.                          REQUEST FOR DEVELOPMENT CHARGE EXEMPTIOn

 

 

        committee recommendation

 

That Council resolve to exempt from development charges The Ottawa Rotary Home (4637 Bank Street) as a non-profit corporation under Section 7(s) of the Development Charges By‑law 2004‑298.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

14.                          License of Occupation - QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL - REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE

 

 

        committee recommendation

 

That Council approve the granting of a non-exclusive License of Occupation Agreement to  the  Queensway Carleton Hospital - Regional Cancer Centre in the general form as described in this report.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED