OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

8 april 2009

ANDRW S. HAYDON HALL

10:00 a.m.

 

MINUTES 64

 

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 8 April 2009 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

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

 

 

The National Anthem was performed by a brass quintet from l’École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges.

 

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

 

A moment of silence was held to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragic shooting deaths of four OC Transpo employees - Clare Davidson, Brian Guay, David Lemay and Harry Schoenmakers - that occurred on April 6, 1999.

 

 

Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Minutes of the regular and In Camera meetings of 11 March 2009 and the special and In Camera meetings of 25 March 2009 were confirmed.

 

 


Declarations of interest including those originally arising from prior meetings

 

No declarations were received.

 

 

Communications

 

The following communications were received:

 

·                    Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Alerts :

·                    Pesticides Ban

·                    Municipal Energy Performance Benchmarking Project

·                    Minister Smitherman on Infrastructure and Green Energy Act

 

·                    Responses to Inquiries

·                    07-09 – Free Thought Association of Canada – Bus Ads

 

Regrets

 

No regrets were filed.

 

Motion to Introduce Reports

 

MOTION NO. 64/1

 

Moved by Councillor M. Bellemare

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

That the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation Report entitled “Confirmation of Election of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) Chair”, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 38, Community and Protective Services Committee Reports 37 and 38, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Reports 38A, 39 and 39A (In Camera), Ottawa Police Services Board Report 14, Planning and Environment Committee Report 47A and Transportation Committee Report 27A be received and considered.

 

And that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to receive and consider the report from the Auditor General entitled "Office of the Auditor General - Audit of Transit Strike Costs - Timeframe and Resourcing", Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 40 and Planning and Environment Committee Report 48.

 

And further that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to receive a verbal update from the City Manager on the Ottawa baseball stadium.

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

City Auditor General

 

 

1.             OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL - TABLING OF 2008 AUDIT REPORTS  – volume 1

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council receive and table the following reports from the Office of the Auditor General at its meeting on February 25, 2009, for referral  to the appropriate Standing Committee, and for subsequent consideration and approval of the audit recommendations by Council on April 8, 2009:

 

2008 Audit Reports - Volume I

i)    Audit of IT Capital Expenditures and Project Approval Process

ii)   Audit of the Parking Function

iii)  Audit of the Building Code Services Process for 215 Preston Street

 

And that, on April 8, 2009, Council refer all audit recommendations where management is in disagreement to the Council Audit Working Group for resolution.

 

 

CITY COUNCIL 25 FEBRUARY 2009

 

RECEIVED AND TABLED to the Council meeting of 8 April 2009 and REFERRED by the following motions:

 

MOTION NO. 61/1

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

WHEREAS on 11 February 2009, the City’s Auditor General gave Notice to table at the 25 February 2009 Council meeting, a report entitled "Office of the Auditor General – Tabling of 2008 Audit Reports – Volume 1”; and

 

Whereas these Audit Reports have been Tabled with City Council on 25 February 2009; and

 

WHEREAS the Auditor General’s reporting protocol, as approved by Council on 26 November 2007, provides for referral of the audit reports to the appropriate Standing Committee to allow for public delegations only;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Audit of IT Capital Expenditures and Project Approval Process be referred to the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee for the purpose of hearing public delegations.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 61/2

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

WHEREAS on 11 February 2009, the City’s Auditor General gave Notice to table at the 25 February 2009 Council meeting, a report entitled "Office of the Auditor General – Tabling of 2008 Audit Reports – Volume 1”; and

 

Whereas these audit reports have been tabled with City Council on 25 February 2009; and

 

WHEREAS the Auditor General’s reporting protocol, as approved by Council on 26 November 2007, provides for referral of the audit reports to the appropriate Standing Committee to allow for public delegations only;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Audit of the Parking Function be referred to the Transportation Committee for the purpose of hearing public delegations.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 61/3

 

Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

WHEREAS on 11 February 2009, the City’s Auditor General gave Notice to table at the 25 February 2009 Council meeting, a report entitled "Office of the Auditor General – Tabling of 2008 Audit Reports – Volume 1”; and

 

WHEREAS these audit reports have been tabled with City Council on 25 February 2009; and

 

WHEREAS the Auditor General’s reporting protocol, as approved by Council on 26 November 2007, provides for referral of the audit reports to the appropriate Standing Committee to allow for public delegations only;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Audit of the Building Code Services Process for 215 Preston Street be referred to the Planning and Environment Committee for the purpose of hearing public delegations.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

CITY COUNCIL 8 APRIL 2009

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve the audit recommendations contained in the 2008 Audit Reports - Volume I

i)    Audit of IT Capital Expenditures and Project Approval Process

ii)   Audit of the Parking Function

iii)  Audit of the Building Code Services Process for 215 Preston Street

 

And refer all audit recommendations where management is in disagreement to the Council Audit Working Group for resolution.

 

MOTION NO. 64/2

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Auditor General proceed with the follow-up audit of the Parking Function, and report back to Council by the end of 2009.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

The Auditor General’s Report – 2008 Audit Reports – Volume I was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 64/2.

 

 

 

2.             OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL - AUDIT OF TRANSIT STRIKE COSTS - TIMEFRAME AND RESOURCING

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

Ottawa Community Housing Corporation

 

 

1.             CONFIRMATION OF ELECTION OF OTTAWA COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION (OCHC) CHAIR

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

1.      That the Shareholder confirm the election of Councillor Diane Holmes to the position of Chair of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation for the year 2009.

 

2.   That the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to sign a written resolution on behalf of the City of Ottawa as shareholder of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation setting out the resolution approved by the City Council.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Committee Reports

 

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT 38

 

 

1.             OFFICIAL PLAN AND ZONING - 2775 MOODIE DRIVE

 

 

Committee Recommendations As amended

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve and adopt an amendment to the Official Plan to add a site specific policy to Section 3.7.3 "Agricultural Resources" for 2775 Moodie Drive, as detailed in Document 2.

 

3.         Approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 2775 Moodie Drive from AG3 (Agricultural Subzone 3) to AG3 [322r] (Agricultural Subzone 3 - Exception) to add warehouse as an additional permitted use as shown on Document 1 and detailed in Document 3.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


 

 

2.             OFFICIAL PLAN AND ZONING – PART OF 5504 SPRATT ROAD

(FRONTING ONTO RIVER ROAD)

 

 

Committee Recommendations

 

That Council:

 

1.         Oppose an amendment to the Official Plan to change the land use designation applying to part of the property at 5504 Spratt Road from "Agricultural Resource Area" to "General Rural Area".

 

2.         Oppose an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 5504 Spratt Road to permit the construction of a shopping centre with retail, service commercial and office uses.

 

3.         Direct staff to oppose the foregoing applications at the pending Ontario Municipal Board hearing concerning the appeals to the Official Plan and Zoning Amendments submitted by the applicant.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 37

 

 

1.         COMMUNITY GARDEN ACTION PLAN EVALUATION

 

 

Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve as a policy statement, that community gardening is a valuable community activity that can contribute to community development, civic participation, neighbourhood revitalization, environmental awareness and a healthier lifestyle; and

 

2.                  Approve the continued development of community gardens by approving the revised Community Garden Action Plan (2009) attached to this report as Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

2.         RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLERS

 

 

Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve that Ottawa Fire Services continue its commitment to maximizing the number of households equipped with working smoke alarms through the Wake Up! Get a working smoke alarm campaign.

2.                  Petition the Province to adopt a progressive, incremental approach to building code amendments to expand mandatory fire sprinkler regulations to high risk occupancies and residential buildings three storeys or less. 

3.                  Communicate to the Province that the City supports Bill 72, which would authorize municipalities to pass by-laws requiring the installation of fire sprinkler systems in all new construction including low-rise and single family dwellings.

4.                  Encourage homebuilders to offer sprinkler systems as options in new home construction.

5.                  Petition the Federal and Provincial governments to establish an incentive (e.g., rebate) program to encourage homebuilders and homeowners to install fire sprinklers.

 

MOTION NO. 64/3

 

Moved by Councillor M. Wilkinson

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT “…and residential buildings three storeys or less” be deleted from Recommendation 2.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the words “such as rooming houses and mobile homes” be added after ‘high risk occupancies’ in Recommendation #2.

 

LOST on a division of 4 YEAS to 20 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS(4):         Councillors E. El-Chantiry, A. Cullen, M. Wilkinson and J. Legendre.

 

NAYS (20):     Councillors J. Harder, B. Monette, R. Bloess, M. Bellemare, R. Chiarelli, P. Hume, D. Deans, P. Feltmate, C. Leadman, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, M. McRae, C. Doucet, G. Bédard, R. Jellett, G. Hunter, D. Thompson, D. Holmes, S. Qadri and Mayor O’Brien.

 

Item 2 of Community and Protective Services Committee Report 37 was then put to Council and was divided for voting purposes.

 

Recommendations 1, 2, 4 and 5 CARRIED.

 

Recommendation 3 CARRIED on a division of 17 YEAS to 7 NAYS as follows:

YEAS(17):       Councillors J. Harder, B. Monette, R. Bloess, M. Bellemare, R. Chiarelli, P. Hume, D. Deans, P. Feltmate, C. Leadman, M. McRae, C. Doucet, G. Bédard, R. Jellett, G. Hunter, D. Thompson, D. Holmes, and Mayor O’Brien.

 

NAYS (7):       Councillors E. El-Chantiry, A. Cullen, S. Desroches, G. Brooks, M. Wilkinson, J. Legendre and S. Qadri.

 

 

 

3.         ENHANCED DISCARDED NEEDLE SYRINGE PICK-UP PROGRAM UPDATE 

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

 

4.         Safety Equipment Endorsement - Loss Prevention Officers

 

 

Committee Recommendation AS AMENDED

 

That Council endorse a call on the Province to support improved measures for the protection of Security Guards such as requiring their employers to make available to Security Guards the use of protective garments such as concealed slash-proof vests.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


 

 

5.         EXEMPTION TO NOISE BY-LAW (2004-253) – RELAY FOR LIFE

 

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve that the provisions of subsection 18(1), 19(2)&(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 12th and June 19th, 2008. 

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 38

 

 

1.         COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP MINOR CAPITAL PROGRAM SUMMARY OF FUNDING ALLOCATIONS 2008 AND AMENDMENT TO PROGRAM GUIDELINES

 

 

Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Receive the listing of projects funded through the program in 2008 as detailed in Document 1.

 

2.                  Approve the revised guidelines highlighted in Document 2 to further clarify applicant eligibility and deadlines.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


 

 

2.                  COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP MAJOR CAPITAL PROGRAM SUMMARY OF FUNDING ALLOCATIONS 2008 AND 2009 AND AMENDMENT TO PROGRAM GUIDELINES

 

 

Committee RecommendationS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve the listing of projects as detailed in Document 1.

 

2.                  Approve the revised guidelines to clarify the submission deadline as highlighted in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

3.         Social Housing Repair and RENEWAL ALLOCATION

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve that $8.9M (66%) of the $13.5 M be allocated to the OCHC with the remaining $4.6M (34%) allocated to the 53 other social housing on a proportional basis for the repair and renewal of existing social housing in keeping with the formula staff articulated to Council during budget deliberations.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 38A

 

 

1.             QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORT TO COUNCIL, q4: OCTOBER – dECEMBER 2008

 

 

Recommendations FROM THE COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE, THE CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, THE PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, THE TRANSIT COMMITTEE AND THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

That Council receive the report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 39

 

 

1.         PUBLIC DELEGATIONS - Audit of IT Capital expenditures and project approval process

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

 

2.         APPOINTMENT to the WELLINGTON WEST BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council appoint Robert Cabana to the Board of Management of the Wellington West Business Improvement Area, for a term ending November 30, 2010.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

3.         LABOUR RELATIONS AUDIT - LITIGATiON recorD

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 


 

 

4.         Request for DEVELOPMENT CHARGE EXEMPTION - 45 GURDWARA DRIVE

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council resolve to exempt the Ottawa Hospital Linen Services (HLS) from development charges as a non-profit corporation under Section 7(s) of the Development Charges By-law 2004-298.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

39A (IN CAMERA)

 


 

1.         Arbitration Process Update - ATU 279 in camera - labour relations and employee negotiations

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 40

 

 

1.         rEADY-TO-GO INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS FUNDING

      REQUEST: UPDATED PRIORITY LISt

 

 

            Committee recommendationS AS AMENDED

 

That Council :

 

a)      Approve the updated City of Ottawa Priority List of Ready-To-Go Infrastructure Projects, as detailed in Document 1 as amended by the following:

 

i)        An increase from $40,294,507 to $137,578,611 to the Social Housing Infrastructure Fund Project List for Ottawa Community Housing (March 23 Report: Ready-To-Go Infrastructure Projects Funding Requests);

 

ii)      The addition of the following projects to the Recreation Infrastructure Fund Project List (March 23 Report: Ready-To-Go Infrastructure Projects Funding Requests);

 

Projects in Priority

Cost ($M)

Operating Budget Pressures 2011 ($)

Approvals Required

Coyote Park Development

0.50

n/a

Community consultation required

Basketball Court at Stittsville Arena

0.06

minimum

Community contribution also committed in addition.

Splash Pad for Jackson Trails

0.06

8K

minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii)  The addition of the incomplete components of the parks in Findlay Creek, including an outdoor rink and lighting, valued at approximately $90,000 to the Recreation Infrastructure Fund Project List; and

 

iv)  That the amount of the City of Ottawa’s share for the La Nouvelle Scène infrastructure project be revised from $1M to $1.7M.

 

b)      Direct staff to proceed with the official funding request for the projects identified on the Ready-To-Go-Infrastructure Projects list; and

 

c)      Direct the City Treasurer to report back with the identification of the sources of funding for the City's share of the projects for Council approval.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

OTTAWA POLICE SERVICES BOARD REPORT 14

 

 

1.                   PUBLIC SURVEY ON POLICING SERVICES – 2008 HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

BOARD RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 


PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 47A

 

 

            1.         AUDIT REPORT - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR IN-HOUSE SOLID WASTE

                                COLLECTION - 2008

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information. 

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 48

 

 

1.          PUBLIC DELEGATIONS - OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL - Audit of the Building Code Services Process for 215 Preston Street

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council receive this report for information. 

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 27A

 

    

1.             Public Delegations - OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL - TABLING OF 2008 AUDIT REPORTS VOLUME 1 and 2008 detailed audit report: Parking Function

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 


Motion to Adopt Reports

 
MOTION NO. 64/4

 

Moved by Councillor M. Bellemare

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

That the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation Report entitled “Confirmation of Election of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) Chair”, the report from the Auditor General entitled " Office of the Auditor General - Audit of Transit Strike Costs - Timeframe and Resourcing", Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 38, Community and Protective Services Committee Reports 37 and 38, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Reports 38A, 39 and 39A (In Camera) and 40, Ottawa Police Services Board Report 14, Planning and Environment Committee Reports 47A and 48 and Transportation Committee Report 27A be received and adopted as amended.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Motions Requiring Suspension of the Rules of Procedure

 

MOTION NO. 64/5

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

That the Rules of Procedure be waived to consider and approve the following motion:

 

WHEREAS Corrections Services Canada is seeking a new location for the Ottawa Parole Office; and

 

WHEREAS 3 of the 4 proposed locations – Ottawa Trainyards Shopping Centre, 1010 Somerset Street, and 831 Industrial Avenue – have provoked significant community concern and opposition; and

 

WHEREAS a new location for the Federal Parole Office must address community safety issues and concerns and must be located on the primary rapid transit network: and

 

WHEREAS the best location, that meets community concerns and is on the Transitway, is in the central business district specifically in the following area: north of Gloucester Street, east of Kent Street and west of Elgin Street; and

 

WHEREAS previous to the current location, 191 Gilmour Street, the Federal Parole Office was located in the central business district and functioned appropriately without community concern or opposition; and

 

WHEREAS the current relocation process has been suspended as Correctional Services Canada reconsiders its consultation process and locations; and

 

WHEREAS this suspension presents an opportunity for City Council to provide guidance and recommendations to Correctional Services Canada on the location for a new Federal Parole Office;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City Council recommend to Correctional Services Canada and the Minister of Public Safety that the Federal Parole Office should be located in the central business district specifically in the following area: north of Gloucester Street, east of Kent Street and west of Elgin Street; and

 

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this recommendation be communicated to the Correctional Services Canada and the Minister of Public Safety as soon as possible and recommend that this location - the central business district specifically in the following area: north of Gloucester Street, east of Kent Street and west of Elgin Street - be used as the criteria for the current relocation process.

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 
MOTION NO. 64/6

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

WHEREAS Daniel Richer dit La Flêche is internationally recognized as one of the most outstanding Town Criers in the world ;

 

AND WHEREAS Daniel has received numerous awards and citations as the Best International Town Crier and the Most Elegant in the World;

 

AND WHEREAS Daniel is a bilingual crier currently serving as the Town Crier representing the National Capital Region;

 

AND WHEREAS Daniel has requested that the City of Ottawa appoint him as Ottawa’s Town Crier in order that he may attend an upcoming competition on April 21, 2009 as Ottawa’s Official representative;

 

BE IT RESOLVED that City Council appoint Daniel Richer as the Town Crier for the City of Ottawa.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 64/7

 

Moved by Councillor G. Bédard

Seconded by Councillor M. Bellemare

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to allow the introduction of this new item;

 

AND WHEREAS By-law No. 2002-521 respecting the naming of private roadways delegates to staff the authority to address an application for a private roadway name;

 

AND WHEREAS such private street names that are submitted as a commemoration of individuals are vetted through the investigation and evaluation processes forming part of the City’s Commemorative Naming Policy;

 

AND WHEREAS the Commemorative Naming Policy ensures that recognition is restricted to individuals who have demonstrated excellence, courage or exceptional service to the citizens of the City of Ottawa, the Province and/or Canada;

 

AND WHEREAS the name Madeleine Meilleur was proposed for a private roadway in the Rideau-Vanier Ward and was vetted through the Commemorative Naming Policy; 

 

AND WHEREAS the process for assigning a name to a newly constructed roadway where adjacent units are not yet occupied should remain as streamlined as possible to minimize costs and to ensure that occupancy of that roadway can proceed in as timely fashion as possible;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Council waive the requirements for a meeting before and approval of the Planning and Environment Committee found in By-law No. 2002-521 and approve the use of the name Madeleine Meilleur for a private roadway in the Rideau-Vanier Ward.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 64/8

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

That the Rules of Procedure be waived to consider and approve the following motion:

 

WHEREAS Planning and Environment Committee and City Council considered report ACS2008-PTE-PLA-0191, Demolition Control at 1809 Riverside Drive, September 23 and October 8 2008 respectively;

 

AND WHEREAS approval was given subject to the following

a.      That Minto representatives work with staff to provide some fencing and recreation amenities, worth not less than $5,000, for residents of the area; and

b.      That the City assume liability insurance for use of this amenity space by the public

 

WHEREAS Council approved a motion that inadvertently and unnecessarily included a standard liability clause that the City assume liability insurance for use of this amenity space by the public. 

 

WHEREAS the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture is aware of and supportive of this amendment,

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Rules of Procedure by waived and the original motion be amended to delete section B

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Motion To Resolve In Camera

 
MOTION NO. 64/9

 

Moved by Councillor M. Bellemare

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Council resolve In Camera pursuant to Subsections 13. (1) (a) the security of the property of the City, (e) litigation or potential litigation, affecting the City, including matters before administrative tribunals and (f) the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose, of Procedure By-law 2006-462, with respect to potential liability issues related to the City’s agreement with Ottawa Pro Baseball Inc. and future options for the Ottawa Baseball Stadium.

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Council resolved In Camera at 12:05 p.m.

 

IN CAMERA SESSION

 

IN COUNCIL

 

Council resumed in open session at 12:45 p.m.

 

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

 

 

1.             PRESENTATION BY THE CITY CLERK AND SOLICITOR - OTTAWA BASEBALL STADIUM

 

 

MOTION NO. 64/10

 

Moved by Councillor B. Monette

Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri

 

WHEREAS on March 30, 2009, City staff were advised that the Ottawa Voyageurs will not operate for the 2009 season; and

 

WHEREAS the City asset should be appropriately maintained while a ‘go-forward’ strategy is being determined;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City temporarily suspend operations at the Ottawa Baseball Stadium, maintaining only those services that are required for the protection of the asset; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that City staff be directed to prepare a report outlining all options for a ‘go-forward’ strategy for the Ottawa Baseball Stadium, including an analysis of the relative merits of all options and incorporating any additional considerations that may arise from City Council’s discussions on the other stadium proposals on April 22, 2009.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

MOTION NO. 64/11
 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

That the Rules of Procedure be waived to permit the addition on today’s Agenda, of a verbal presentation by the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability and the General Manager, Transit Services, with respect to the New Flyer buses.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED


 

2.             PRESENTATION BY THE DEPUTY CITY MANAGER, INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY AND THE GENERAL MANAGER, TRANSIT SERVICES – NEW FLYER BUSES

 

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

Directions to Staff

 

That staff provide Council with an In Camera briefing at its 22 April 2009 meeting, with respect to the legal considerations related to the New Flyer Buses.

 

That staff provide the following information to all Members of Council as soon as possible. Where a response cannot be provided immediately, that staff advise when a response can be expected:

·        A comparison of the number of people that would be affected by service reductions on the main lines versus the express routes;

·        An analysis of the amount express bus pass holders have lost as a result of express service not being at full operation (i.e. whether they should receive additional compensation); and

·        A formal schedule for full return to service.

 

Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)

 

MOTION
 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

WHEREAS the economic downtown has significantly affected the residential and non-residential construction industry;

 

AND WHEREAS the construction industry in a major component of the economy of the City of Ottawa;

 

AND WHEREAS the development charge background study and accompanying report to be submitted to Committee and Council will recommend moving the annual date for increase in development charges to a later date;

 

AND WHEREAS the policy report considered by Council on 11 March 2009 did not by inadvertence of staff contain a recommendation moving back the indexing date to a point later in the current year;

 

AND WHEREAS Recommendation No. 5. in the policy report for the Development Charge By-law Review proposes that “the annual indexing of the various DC rates be adjusted to correspond to the date of the new Development Charge By-law adoption in 2009;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, effective for building permits issued after 22 April 2009, the 5.9% increase in development charges imposed within By-law 2004-298 for 2009 be deferred to 1 August 2009 pending the five year development charge review.

 

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

WHEREAS construction noise is permitted in Ottawa at all times except between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. except for Sunday when construction noise must not start before 9 a.m.

 

WHEREAS the increasing amount of infill housing, in tangent with the targeted objectives of the city’s Official Plan has resulted in deterioration of quality of life for many Ottawa residents, who must endure constant summers of not being able to enjoy their outside premises on account of the noise and dust generated on construction sites,

 

WHEREAS other municipalities are able to balance the requirements of the building industry while maintaining a lesser impact on the quality of life for their residents, eg: Toronto: The operation of construction equipment is prohibited from 7pm. one day to 7a.m. the next day, except for Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays when it is prohibited until 9a.m., Vancouver: Construction is permitted between 7:30a.m. to 8 p.m. on any weekday not a holiday, and between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on any Saturday not a holiday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, and New York City: Construction is permitted ONLY on weekdays between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Ottawa permits the sound generated by construction equipment during the following times:

   (a) between the hours of 7a.m. to 8p.m., Monday through Friday

   (b) between the hours of 9a.m. and 7p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.

 

 

 

Notice of Intent from the City’s Meeting Investigator to submit an investigation report for consideration at the 22 April 2009 Council meeting.

 

 

By-laws                                                                                      Three Readings

 

MOTION NO. 64/12

 

Moved by Councillor M. Bellemare

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

That the following by-laws be enacted and passed:

 

 

2009- 101               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-483 respecting planning fees for vacant land and common elements condominiums and to repeal By-law No. 2009-31.

 

2009- 102               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to establish certain lands as common and public highway and assume them for public use.

 

2009- 103               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 2 and 4 Summitview Drive as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2009- 104               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 88 to 110 Forestbrook Street as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2009- 105               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 107 Hornchurch Lane, as being exempt from Part Lot Control and to repeal By-law No. 2009-91.

 

2009- 106               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 937 and 969 Klondike Road as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2009- 107               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 610, 616, 618 and 619 Spikemoss Place and 1871, 1873, 1886, 1914 and 1916 Arrowgrass Way as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2009- 108               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 184, 202, 226, 230, 238, 242, 248 and 250 Calaveras Avenue and at 169, 171, 175 Hornchurch Lane, as being exempt from Part Lot Control and to repeal By-law No. 2009-94.

 

2009- 109               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 1016 Grapefern Terrace, 1422-1440, 1421-1441 Comfrey Crescent, 1778, 1782, 1788, 1794 and 1796 Plainridge Place as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2009- 110               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 323-365 Saddleridge Drive, 200-302 Rolling Meadow Crescent and 100-124 Esterbrook Drive, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2009- 111               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 212, 216 to 256 (even inclusive) 264 to 278 (even inclusive) Maxwell Bridge Road and 254 to 284 (even inclusive) Celtic Ridge Crescent as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2009- 112               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 2215 Sixth Line Road.

 

2009- 113               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend the Official Plan for the City of Ottawa to add a site specific policy for 2775 Moodie Drive.

 

2009- 114               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 2775 Moodie Drive.

 

2009- 115               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to repeal certain provisions of Licensing By-laws of former municipalities of Goulbourn, Vanier, Gloucester, Ottawa and Nepean related to plumbers, master plumbers and plumbing contractors.

 

2009- 116               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2004-60 to appoint Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in accordance with private property parking enforcement.

 

2009- 117               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to appoint certain Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in the Real Property and Asset Management Division (Venture Properties Unit), of the Public Works Branch, in the City Operations Department, to enforce the provisions of By-law No. 2008-448, being the Parkdale Market By-law.

 

2009- 118               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to appoint certain Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in the Real Property and Asset Management Division (Venture Properties Unit), of the Public Works Branch, in the City Operations Department, to enforce the provisions of By-law No. 2008-449, being the ByWard Market Program By-law.

 

2009- 119               A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2007-338 to appoint Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in the Transit Services Branch of the Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability Department.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

 


Confirmation By-law

 

MOTION NO. 64/13

 

Moved by Councillor M. Bellemare

Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson

 

THAT By-law 2009-120 to confirm the proceedings of Council be enacted and passed.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Inquiries

 

From Councillor C. Leadman with respect to the Transportation Master Plan Request for Funding Clarification.

 

 

Adjournment

 

Council adjourned the meeting at 1:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY CLERK

 

MAYOR