OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

10 February 2010

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

10:00 a.m.

 

Disposition 84

 

 

Reports

 

COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 49

 

 

1.                OTTAWA’S POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY - POVERTY AFFECTS US ALL:

A COMMUNITY APPROACH TO POVERTY REDUCTION

 

LA STRATÉGIE POUR RÉDUIRE LA PAUVRETÉ DE LA VILLE D'OTTAWA –

LA PAUVRETÉ, C’EST L’AFFAIRE DE TOUS: UNE APPROCHE COMMUNAUTAIRE

POUR RÉDUIRE LA PAUVRETÉ

 

 

 

Committee RecommendationS as amended

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve the Poverty Reduction Strategy (Phase I) outlined in this report;

 

2.                  Direct staff to report back to Committee and Council with respect to any Poverty Reduction Strategy recommendations by December 2010 that have budget impacts in 2011;

 

3.                  Direct staff to report back to Committee and Council on the progress of the Strategy annually.

 

4.         Direct staff to refer Recommendation 11 to the Community Development Framework Round Table for its evaluation and consideration.

 

5.         Direct staff to have the Ottawa Police Services police records check policy and practices, reviewed and amended to reduce the potential for discrimination by employers towards people apprehended under Mental Health Act.

 

6.         Request that the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) establish a Task Force on Poverty Reduction that would share experiences, best practices and enable a joint approach and advocacy to work with the Province to achieve the goal of poverty reduction.

 

7.         Direct staff to prepare a report within 6 months with targets, goals and timelines for the implementation of the recommendations of the Poverty Reduction Strategy.

 

8.         Have staff establish a policy regarding the philosophy of a triple bottom line for the implementation of the 2011 budget.

 

9.         Promote quality child care options that are affordable, accessible, and flexible so as to accommodate different hours for Phase II in 2010.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORT 51

 

 

1.             SINKING FUND LEVIES

 

                taxes aux fins du fONDS D'AMORTISSEMENT

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 


 

 

2.             Status Report - Provincial Offences Act Defaulted Fines

 

                RAPPORT D’ éTAPE - AMENDES IMPAYéES ENCOURUES EN VERTU DE LA LOI SUR LES     INFRACTIONS PROVINCIALES

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve ceasing collections activity on the uncollectible Provincial Offences Act defaulted fines identified in this report pursuant to directives from the Ministry of the Attorney General.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

3.             GENERAL ACCOUNTS – WRITE-OFFS 2009

 

COMPETES GéNéRAUX – RADIATIONS POUR 2009

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report on 2009 general accounts written off as required by Schedule A, section 21 and 23 of the Delegation of Authority By-law 2009-231 for information.

 

CARRIED


 

 

4.             RFP PROCESS - EXPOSITION HALL FACILITY

 

PROCESSUS DE DP - ESPACE D’EXPOSITION

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the design, construction, operation, and financing of an Exposition Hall facility in Ottawa as outlined in this report;

2.                  Approve the outline specifications for the Exposition Hall facility as set out in Document 1 attached to this report;

3.                  Approve the evaluation criteria for the RFP for the Exposition Hall facility as outlined in Document 2 attached to this report;

4.                  Approve the evaluation matrix for the RFP for the Exposition Hall facility as outlined in Document 3 attached to this report;

5.                  Approve the composition of the evaluation team for the RFP for the Exposition Hall facility as outlined in this report; and

6.                  Direct staff to seek upper tier funding for the development of future Trade Show Space in Ottawa.

 

CARRIED as amended by the following motions:

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

BE IT RESOLVED that if the City is involved in financing the construction of the trade show facility, there be a LEED Silver requirement.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the levels of service criteria for transit and road access be clarified and the importance of the relative distance to Lansdowne Park also be clarified in the RFP.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

5.             MOTION - PAN AM GAMES

 

MOTION – JEUX PANAMÉRICAINS

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council direct staff from the Economic Development Branch to work with local stakeholders, such as Ottawa Tourism, to approach the game organizers to pursue opportunities for the City of Ottawa to host some satellite events in Ottawa.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

6.             Centre Pauline-Charron – Exemption from zoning change application fees for parking lot expansion

 

Centre Pauline-Charon – Exemption des droits de demande de

modification du zonage en vue de l’argrandissement du stationnement

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council exempt the Centre Pauline-Charron from the zoning change application fees noted within the report.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED


 

 

7.             2012 NHL ALL STAR WEEKEND

 

FIN DE SEMAINE DES ÉTOILES DE LA LNH 2012

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Support the bid by Senators Sports and Entertainment to host the 2012 NHL All Star Weekend, scheduled for January 28-29, 2012; and

 

2.                  Direct staff report back to Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee on any significant funding needs over and above the current City of Ottawa contribution to the 2012 NHL All Star Weekend.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

8.         REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - 2016 FCM ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND MUNICIPAL EXPO

 

            DEMANDE DE PROPOSITION – CONGRÈ ANNUEL ET EXPO MUNICIPALE 2016 DE LA FCM

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve that the City of Ottawa participate in the Request for Proposal process in partnership with Ottawa Tourism and the Ottawa Convention Centre to host the 2016 FCM Annual Conference and Municipal Expo.

 

2.                  Approve that the City commit up to $ 100,000 (2010 dollars) to fulfilling the responsibilities laid out in the RFP, mirroring its current commitment to the annual conference; specifically that the City:

 

·         Organize study tours, including registration and transportation;

·         Organize a companions’ program including transportation;

·         Host the Mayor’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Delegates Breakfast, Board of Directors cocktail, daily continental breakfasts, and one Gala Dinner event;

·         Provide local transportation where required;

·         Establish a local organizing committee two years in advance of the conference;

·         Designate an employee of the host city as a co-ordinator 12 to 18 months in advance of the conference; and,

·         Provide staff and volunteers for various duties during the conference.

 

3.         Direct staff report back to Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee on any significant funding needs over and above the current City of Ottawa contribution to the FCM Annual Conference, and that staff seek out sponsorship in order to cover costs where possible if Ottawa is selected as host.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 51-A (IN-CAMERA)

 

 

1.             APPOINTMENT TO THE BUSINESS  ADVISORY COMMITTEE – IN CAMERA - PERSONAL MATTERS ABOUT AN IDENTIFIABLE INDIVIDUAL – REPORTING OUT DATE, UPON COUNCIL APPROVAL

 

            NOMINATION AU COMITÉ CONSULTATIF sur lES AFFAIRES – À HUIS CLOS - QUESTIONS PERSONNELLES CONCERNANT UN PARTICULIER SUSCEPTIBLE D’ÊTRE IDENTIFIÉS - DATE DE DIFFUSION, SUR APPROBATION PAR LE CONSEIL

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the appointment to the Business Advisory Committee. 

 

Organizational Representative

 

National Capital Business Alliance (NCBA)

 

Judith Cane (term to expire 30 November 2012)

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED


 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 64

 

 

1.                   LANSDOWNE DESIGN COMPETITION – MODIFICATION TO JURY MAKEUP

 

CONCOURS DE DESIGN POUR LANSDOWNE – MODIFICATION À LA COMPOSITION DU JURY

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That City Council approve the following:

 

That the approval provided by Council on November 16, 2009 with regard to the jury makeup for the Lansdowne canal side park and open space Competition be modified to add the following members to the Council approved jury:

 

·                    Three other nationally renowned design professionals that would include Marianne McKenna as a nominee from the City and all of whom would be agreed to by the Chair of PEC, the NCC, Parks Canada and George Dark.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 37

 

 

1.             St. Joseph boulevard/Jeanne d'arc boulevard roundabout

 

                cARREFOUR GIRATOIRE DU BOULEVARD ST-JOSEPH ET DU BOULEVARD JEANNE-D'ARc

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve the concept design for a roundabout at St. Joseph Boulevard and Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard.

 

2.         Direct staff to continue with the detailed design, tender and construction implementation, subject to the project being approved by the Ontario Government.

 

3.         Approve that an amount equal to any future funding for intersection improvements for Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard/St. Joseph Boulevard, which would have been applied to this project, be allocated towards streetscape enhancements to the Heart of Orléans initiative in a future capital budget.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Transportation Committee Report 37-A (IN-CAMERA)

 

 

1.             FINAL SETTLEMENT, TERRY FOX EXTENSION, FERNBANK ROAD TO EAGLESON ROAD, - IN CAMERA – SETTLEMENT TO RESOLVE potential LITIGATION MATTER INCLUDING MATTERS before administratiVE tribunal AFFECTING THE cITY, AND TO receive ADVICE THAT IS SUBJECT TO sOLICITOR – CLIENT PRIVilege INCLUDING COMMUNICATONS NECESSARY FOR THAT PURPOSE – reporting out date: after council approval

 

                RÈGLEMENT FINAL, PROLONGEMENT DE LA PROMENADE terry-fox, du chemin fernbank au chemin eagleson - à huis clos – règlement visant à résoudre un litige potentiel, y compris des questions concernant la ville qui ont été soumises à un tribuNal  administratif, et à recevoir des conseils protégés par le secret professionnel de l’avocat, y compris les communications nécessaires à cette fin – date de présentation du rapport : suite à l’approbation du conseil

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the final settlement pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriations Act, for the purchase of approximately 4.258 ha of vacant land in fee simple required for the extension of Terry Fox Drive from Fernbank Road to Eagleson Road, described as being part of Lot 30, Concession 9 in the Geographic Township of Goulbourn, City of Ottawa, shown as Parcel B on Document 1 attached hereto, from Arthur Van Gaal and Mary Van Gaal for the total consideration of  $435,791, for land injurious affection, damages and interest, plus legal fees.  The total final compensation paid to the owners for the lands, rights, damages, interest and costs associated with this acquisition would be $962,791 plus legal fees.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


Motions of Which Notice has Been Given Previously

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor Brooks

Seconded by Councillor M. Wilkinson

 

WHEREAS Councillor El-Chantiry has two Motions for Which Notice Has Been Previously Given on the February 10, 2010 City Council meeting; and

 

WHEREAS the Councillor is unable to attend this meeting; and

 

WHEREAS Councillor Brooks’ Motion for Which Notice Has Been Previously Given is related to the same subject; and

 

WHEREAS there are no urgent timelines related to these motions;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT City Council defer consideration of the three Motions for Which Notice Has Been Previously Given related to the audit/review of OC Transpo and the Bus Garage procurement until the February 24, 2010 City Council meeting.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor G. Brooks

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

WHEREAS the there is considerable public interest in the construction costs for the “new” bus garage; and

 

WHEREAS there is a public perception that staff and Council lack accountability and/or credibility on this issue; and

 

WHEREAS the office of the Auditor General is an independent body responsible only to Council; and

 

WHEREAS the taxpayers are concerned with the management and functionality of the City’s transit system;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council direct the Auditor General to undertake a comprehensive study of the construction costs and procedures in regards to the “new” bus garage and report back to Council within *** months;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Auditor General undertake a comprehensive study of the OC Transpo transit system’s administration and functionality and report back to Council in the Spring of 2011 at no extra cost to the City;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT if the Auditor General’s report and recommendations require further examination of the aforementioned, Council to direct an outside third party to assist the Auditor General in recommendations for Council consideration.

 

DEFERRED to the Council meeting of 24 February 2010 by the Brooks/Wilkinson motion.

 

Motion

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

WHEREAS, on October 8, 2008, Council approved significant structural changes to the City’s operations and senior management, including OC Transpo; and

 

WHEREAS a number of high profile incidents related to OC Transpo (including the recent maintenance-related service disruptions and increased costs issues associated with the bus garage and Smart Bus procurements) have raised concerns regarding the management of transit services in Ottawa; and

 

WHEREAS the last comprehensive review of OC Transpo was undertaken by K.P.M.G. in 1998;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Manager be directed to undertake a comprehensive review of OC Transpo’s overall operations, including ParaTranspo, by an external third party transit expert appointed by a committee consisting of the Mayor, the Chair of the Transit Committee and the City Manager, and provide this review and any staff response to same to Council prior to the 2011 Budget.

 

DEFERRED to the Council meeting of 24 February 2010 by the Brooks/Wilkinson motion.

 

Motion

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri

 

WHEREAS, on October 8, 2008, Council approved significant structural changes to the City’s operations and senior management, including OC Transpo; and

 

WHEREAS a number of high profile incidents related to OC Transpo (including the recent maintenance-related service disruptions and increased costs issues associated with the bus garage and Smart Bus procurements) have raised concerns regarding the management of transit services in Ottawa;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, once appointed, the Chief Procurement Officer’s first order of business be to convene a special “Review Panel” comprised of the Auditor General, the City Clerk and Solicitor and an independent Fairness Commissioner to review and report to Council on recent procurement initiatives at OC Transpo, including the bus garage, with recommendations on how to ensure that future procurements are transparent and fair for all parties.

 

DEFERRED to the Council meeting of 24 February 2010 by the Brooks/Wilkinson motion.

 

 

Motion

 

Moved by Councillor S. Qadri

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

WHEREAS the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction; and

 

WHEREAS the FCM's National Board of Directors is comprised of elected municipal officials from all regions and sizes of communities to form a broad base of support and provide FCM with the prestige required to carry the municipal message to the federal government; and

 

WHEREAS the 73rd FCM Annual Conference is being held from May 28-31, 2010, during which the Annual General Meeting will be held and followed by the election of the FCM National Board of Directors;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council endorse Councillor Marianne Wilkinson to stand for re-election as an Ontario representative on the FCM National Board of Directors.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor G. Bédard

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider the following as there are new homes located on this private road and therefore for addressing purposes, the final name should be confirmed at the earliest possible opportunity:

 

WHEREAS City Council, on 8 April 2009, approved a motion and a by-law to use the name Madeleine Meilleur Private for a private roadway at 100 Landry Street in the Rideau-Vanier Ward; and

 

WHEREAS at the time of the naming by Council the matter was urgently dealt with because people were about to move into new accommodations and needed an address; and

 

WHEREAS residents have since expressed concerns that the length of the roadway name is excessive and may exceed City standards; and

 

WHEREAS this could be considered new information within the context of revisiting a previous Council decision; and

 

WHEREAS both the Ward Councillor and the commemorative recipient are in support of a reduction in the length of the roadway name;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approve to change the name Madeleine Meilleur Private to Meilleur Private, to enact the implementing by-law and to waive the required advance public notice.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor G. Bédard

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider the following, due to the timing of the deadline for comments to the AGCO:

 

WHEREAS an establishment located at 380 Elgin Street named Climax has submitted an application (File Number: 0808932, Application Number: 209893) to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for a liquor licence; and

 

WHEREAS there have been objections expressed by the community as well as enforcement concerns related to numerous noise complaints recorded against this location when it had operated as a licensed establishment in the past; and

 

WHEREAS it is the City’s position that the zoning of this address does not permit a bar; and

 

WHEREAS clause 6(2)(h) of the Liquor Licence Act provides that an applicant is entitled to be issued a license to sell liquor except if the license is not in the public interest having regard to the needs and wishes of the residents of the municipality in which the premises are located; and

 

WHEREAS Section 7.1 of Ontario Regulation 719, under the Liquor Licence Act, provides that “the board of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario shall consider a resolution of the council of the municipality, in which are located the premises for which a person makes an application to sell liquor or holds a license to sell liquor, as proof of the needs and wishes of the residents of the municipality for the purposes of clause 6(2) (h) of the Act”;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council petition the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to indicate its lack of support for the application of Climax at 380 Elgin Street.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS in 1908 the first Women’s Day was held in the United States, accompanied by large demonstrations in which women demanded political and economic rights, as well as the right to vote;

 

AND WHEREAS in 1910 women delegates from around the world met in Copenhagen to propose that Women’s Day become an internationally recognized event;

 

AND WHEREAS the first International Women’s Day was held in 1911;

 

AND WHEREAS in 1997, the United Nations officially called for all countries to mark a day for the recognition of women’s equality;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Ottawa City Council declare March 8, 2010, to be International Women’s Day in the City of Ottawa.

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor R. Chiarelli

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa is a proud participant in the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Canadian Navy; and

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa is grateful of the Navy’s commemorative gifts to the people of the City of Ottawa, including prints of the HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Eastview, HMCS Gloucester and HMCS Rockcliffe; and

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has not made a final decision on the permanent placement of the prints;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Navy prints be offered for display to the Royal Canadian Legion Branches of the City of Ottawa, on a temporary basis, to enable an increased opportunity for all residents to share in Ottawa’s naval heritage.

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor S. Desroches

 

WHEREAS the urban boundary proposed by staff and adopted by The Planning and Environment committee on May 26, 2009 recommended an expansion of the urban boundary to accommodate projected growth in the city of Ottawa over the next 25 years and this recommendation by Committee came after the receiving of over 270 public submissions; and

 

WHEREAS, when the Comprehensive Five-Year Review Of The Official Plan - Public Meeting ACS2009-ICS-PLA-0080 was debated at Council on June 10, 2009 several motions were adopted that had the effect of reducing the recommended expansion of the urban boundary; and

 

WHEREAS this decision is now being appealed and part of the basis of that appeal are the amending motions that were adopted by Council on June 10, 2009 reducing the urban boundary and in effect removing select lands for development;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve that the urban boundary be defined as described in the original Joint Planning and Environment and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report #1 - Comprehensive Five-Year Review Of The Official Plan - Public Meeting (ACS2009-ICS-PLA-0080). 

 

 

By-laws                                                                                                           Three Readings

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

That the by-laws listed on the Agenda under 14, Three Readings, be read and passed.

 

2010 - 39                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to close part of Tartan Drive and Harthill Way (formerly Strandherd Drive).

 

2010 - 40                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to close part of Harthill Way (formerly Strandherd Drive).

 

2010 - 41                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to close part of Harthill Way (formerly Strandherd Drive).

 

2010 - 42                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to authorize the entering into of an agreement with the Province of Ontario relating to funding provided by the Province of Ontario to the City under the Ontario Bus Replacement Program.

 

2010 - 43                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa respecting Committee of Adjustment fees.

 

2010 - 44                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2009-27 respecting certain fees and charges in the Revenue Division.

 

2010 - 45                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to establish certain lands as common and public highway and assume it for public use (Kindersley Avenue).

 

2010 - 46                 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.

 

2010 - 47                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 1465, 1467 and 1469 Demeter Street as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2010 - 48                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 100 to 178 Maple Key Private as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2010 - 49                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 2782 Grand Canal Street as being exempt from Part Lot Control.