9 JUNE 2010
The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 9 June 2010 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 Ophira Calof.
Presentation – Royal Bank of Canada
Mr. Eugenio Mannarino, on behalf of the Royal Bank of Canada, presented Mayor Larry O’Brien with a framed painting by Mr. Fritz Branschat as gift to the City of Ottawa for hosting an Olympic Torch Relay event on Saturday, December 12th, 2009.
ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT.
Confirmation of Minutes
The Minutes of the regular meeting of 26 May 2010 were confirmed.
Declarations of interest including those originally arising from prior meetings
No declarations were received.
The following communications were received
· Responses to Inquiries
· 14-10 - Comprehensive List of Motions and Reports Re Lansdowne Partnership Plan
· 15-10 - Media Access to Resources
· 18-10 - Queensway Closures
No regrets were filed.
Motion to Introduce Reports
MOTION NO. 91/1
Moved by Councillor G. Hunter
Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 53, Community and Protective Services Committee Report 55, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 55 and Planning and Environment Committee Report 70A be received and considered.
And that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to receive and table the report from the City Manager entitled “Lansdowne Partnership Plan (LPP) Implementation Report”, due to the fact that at its Special Meeting of November 12, 13 and 16, Council directed the City Manager to report back directly to Council at this meeting.
And That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to receive and consider Planning and Environment Committee Report 71, because of the urgency of the item contained in this report (specific reasons set out below.)
(Waiver of the Rules is being requested for item 1 of Planning and Environment Committee Report 71 because of a forecast budget exceedance for the Residential Protective Plumbing Program that would result in the cessation or suspension of the program if not dealt with at this time.)
And That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to receive and consider Transportation Committee Report 40, because of the urgency of the item contained in this report to reduce the impact on the public affected.
CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
1. TABLING OF LANSDOWNE PARTNERSHIP PLAN (LPP) IMPLEMENTATION REPORT
PRÉSENTATION DU RAPPORT DE MISE EN ŒUVRE DU PLAN DE PARTENARIAT DE LANSDOWNE
1. That Council receive the Lansdowne Partnership Plan and Implementation Report, including the following:
a) The Strategic Design Review and Advisory Panel’s Guiding Principles (Document 2);
b) The Urban Park Design Competition Jury’s Selection Report and Recommendations for Modifications to the Design (Document 4);
c) The Strategic Design Review and Advisory Panel’s Review and Evaluation Report on the Stadium and Urban Mixed-use Design Plans (Document 6);
d) The J.C. Williams Group Strategic Retail Planning Report Lansdowne Park Project (Document 10);
e) The Malone Given Parsons Ltd. Peer Review Lansdowne Market Assessment Studies (Document 9);
f) The McCormick Rankin Corporation Transportation Impact and Assessment Study and Transportation Demand Plan (Document 13);
g) The Fehr & Peers and DKS Associates Transportation Peer Review Report (Document 14); and
h) The Nanos Research Ottawa Website – Lansdowne Design Proposal Feedback Report (Urban Park Design) (Document 22); and
That the following supplementary reports be tabled at the Special Meeting:
a) The Nanos Research Ottawa Website – Lansdowne Design Proposal Feedback Report (Stadium and Mixed-Use Design) on 17 June 2010 (Document 24);
b) The Summary of 14 June 2010 Community Consultation on the Lansdowne Community Park (Sylvia Holden Park) on 17 June 2010 (Document 25);
c) The further financial sensitivity analysis on 17 June 2010 (Document 26);
d) The report on recommended integration directions for achieving a Master Plan for Lansdowne Park prior to final deliberations (Document 27); and
e) Any other reports identified by the City Manager as supplementary to this report.
And refer the Lansdowne Partnership Plan and Implementation Report to the Special Council Meeting on the Lansdowne Partnership Plan and Implementation and Related Reports for Council consideration of the following recommendations:
2. That the Lansdowne Partnership Plan and Implementation Report be approved as described in this report and as follows:
Planning and Design (Lansdowne Park Master Plan)
3. Approve the decision of the Jury for the Urban Park Design Competition that the selected Urban Park Design is the one prepared by the design team led by the landscape architectural firm of Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg (Team “B”);
4. Approve that the Master Plan for Lansdowne Park be comprised of the selected Urban Park Design Plan in conjunction with the Stadium and Mixed-Use Design Plans, incorporating any refinements as described in the supplementary report on integration directions from the City Manager (Document 27);
5. Direct that the detailed design to provide for a fully integrated Master Plan be undertaken cooperatively by the City, the Stadium and Urban Mixed-Use Architectural Team and the Urban Park Design Team through the Site Plan Approval process, under the guidance of the Design Review Panel;
6. Authorize the Chair of the Planning and Environment Committee to adjust the composition of the Design Review Panel as circumstances warrant;
7. Delegate the authority for consideration and approval of the site plan(s) for implementing the Lansdowne Park Master Plan to Council sitting as Committee of the Whole;
8. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute, on behalf of the City, an agreement with the landscape architectural firm of Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg to undertake detailed design work related to the integration, phasing, and implementation of their design, including potential implementation supervision, as required to contribute to the creation and implementation of the Lansdowne Park Master Plan, based on using recognized Canadian competitive standards and rates for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Specialty Design Consultants;
9. Direct staff to consult with the National Capital Commission (NCC) and Parks Canada Agency (Parks Canada) with respect to coordinating the planning and phasing of potential improvements on NCC and Parks Canada lands with the planning and phasing for Urban Park development to be carried out by the City on its Lansdowne Park property.
Retail and Farmers’ Market
10. Approve the Conceptual Layout and Marketing Plan for the Retail portion of the Urban Mixed-Use component of the proposed Lansdowne Park Master Plan, as outlined in this report and described in Document 11, and the Guiding Principles for the Lansdowne Transformation described in Document 2 and that this Conceptual Layout and Marketing Plan be incorporated into the proposed Site Plan and overall Master Plan requirements;
11. Approve the principles for a permanent Farmers’ Market that have been developed in consultation with representatives of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market and J.C. Williams Group, as outlined in this report and described in Document 12, and direct that the Master Plan and Site Plans for the Lansdowne Transformation make provision to incorporate these principles;
12. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute, on behalf of the City, an agreement with the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Association for a permanent Farmers’ Market in accordance with the principles described in Document 12 and report back to Council in 2011 on implementation.
13. Approve the Transportation Impact and Assessment Study and Transportation Demand Management report, prepared by McCormick Rankin Corporation, described in Document 13 of this report, as the basis for preparing the transportation portion of the Master Plan and Site Plan for Lansdowne Park and authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute, on behalf of the City, all required agreements related to transportation planning for events, including the following:
a. Such further agreements as may be required to implement the Agreement in Principle with the NCC for use of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway (QED) as outlined in this report and described in Document 15;
b. Any formal agreements that may be necessary to implement the Memorandums of Understanding obtained for off-site parking as described in this report;
c. Such agreements as are necessary for providing the required shuttle services for major events; and
d. Requiring through the Project Agreements that event tickets provide funding to support the costs of off-site parking, shuttles, additional transit service, etc. in ticket prices; and
14. Direct that the transportation measures and initiatives set out in the Transportation Plan, as outlined in this report and described in Document 13 and including any modifications resulting from the Transportation Peer Review Study described in Document 14, be incorporated into the formal Site Plan for implementing the Lansdowne Park Master Plan.
15. Approve the Business Model and associated Financial Terms for implementing the Lansdowne Partnership Plan, as outlined in this report and described in Document 16, as a prerequisite to entering into the Project Agreements outlined in this report and described in Document 18; and
16. Approve the schedule, the estimated costs and proposed cost-sharing provisions with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) as outlined in this report and described in Documents 20 and 21.
17. Approve the Project Agreement Framework, as outlined in this report and described in Document 18, and authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute, on behalf of the City, the Project Agreements, described in this report and in Document 18.
18. Direct City staff to prepare a report for consideration by the Planning and Environment Committee and Council at their respective meetings in July 2010 regarding the zoning changes deemed necessary to implement the proposed Master Plan for the Lansdowne Park transformation, as outlined in this report;
19. Direct City staff to initiate the processes necessary to consult with the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) and obtain any required heritage approvals, as outlined in this report and described in Document 8, including the following:
a. Approval from Parks Canada for the proposed uses for the Aberdeen Pavilion as may be designated in the proposed overall Lansdowne Park Master Plan in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Funding Agreement between Parks Canada and the City;
b. Approval from the OHT for any modifications and/or exemptions required to the Heritage Easement Agreement for the Aberdeen Pavilion related to sight lines and buildings shown on the Lansdowne Park Master Plan, including any potential matters related to the relocation of the Horticulture Building, for Lansdowne Park; and
c. Approval pursuant to the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act for the relocation, alteration and adaptive re-use of the Horticulture Building and any alterations that may be required to accommodate a new use in the Aberdeen Pavilion.
20. Declare the parcel of land containing an area of 4.8 ha (11.86 acres), shown hatched and described as “Proposed Surplus Lands” on the attached Document 19, together with the salon areas of the Civic Centre building to be identified on a stratified legal survey, to be used for proposed retail purposes, as surplus to the City’s needs to allow these surplus lands to be developed, as provided for in the Business Model and Financial Terms and Project Agreement Framework, and that the fair market value of this surplus property as set out in the report constitute part of the City’s deemed equity in the Lansdowne Partnership Plan and waive the policy requirements in By-Law No. 2002-38, as amended, regarding the circulation of City properties to internal City departments and agencies, the circulation of City properties to external parties and the public marketing of City properties;
21. Authorize staff to prepare the terms and conditions for a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for a City-initiated development of the residential and office components of the Lansdowne Partnership Plan Implementation, as provided for in the Business Model and Financial Terms and the Project Agreement Framework, with a report to the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee (CSEDC) on the proposed RFP process in August 2010, and delegate the authority to the CSEDC to approve the Terms of Reference for the RFP process;
22. Waive the City’s Housing First Policy with respect to the dedication of 25% of the net proceeds from the disposal of the surplus lands, as shown on Document 19, to the Housing Branch and direct the proceeds from the disposal to be used as part the City funding provisions for the Lansdowne Partnership Plan Implementation as described in this report;
23. Direct staff to pursue the option of providing a new facility for the Ottawa Art Gallery as part of the Lansdowne Partnership Plan Implementation as outlined in this report and to include this option in the report on the redevelopment of the Arts Court complex that is scheduled to be considered by Committee and Council in July 2010;
24. Direct staff to report back to Council during Stage 2 of the Lansdowne Partnership Plan Implementation regarding a potential structure for a Municipal Services Corporation;
25. Direct staff to consult with the NCC and Parks Canada with respect to coordinating the implementation and construction phasing of potential improvements on NCC and Parks Canada lands with the implementation and construction phasing for the Urban Park development to be carried out by the City on its Lansdowne Park property;
26. Direct staff to consult with the NCC and Parks Canada with respect to developing joint programming opportunities for the City’s Urban Park at Lansdowne;
27. Declare the Stadium and Civic Centre as municipal capital facilities within the class of “municipal facilities for cultural, recreational or tourist activities” pursuant to the Municipal Act 2001 and the related regulations and enter into a municipal capital facility form of agreement or, if applicable, provision within the Project Agreements described in Document 18;
28. Direct that the financial contributions of $2.5 million each by the City and by the OSEG toward the development of Phase 1 of the Urban Park be deemed to satisfy the 2% and 5% cash-in-lieu of parkland requirements for the Stadium and Urban Mixed-Use components of the Lansdowne Partnership Plan Implementation; and
29. Direct staff to coordinate the Bank Street rehabilitation work with the modifications required to support the Lansdowne Park Master Plan implementation, including the proposed provisions for direct access from Bank Street.
Directions to Staff
1. That the City Manager undertake to get a guarantee from Major League Soccer (MLS) that the field the City of Ottawa is about to build at Lansdowne will meet MLS league requirements.
2. That the City Treasurer provide regular updates to members of Council with respect to changing interest rates and how these impact on the financials relative to the Lansdowne Partnership Plan and Implementation.
3. Whereas the following quote appeared in the May 30, 2010 issue of the Ottawa Citizen: “The way Greenberg tells it, OSEG learned that its modest plan to lease Frank Clair Stadium from the City was a non-starter after meeting with Mayor Larry O’Brien and City Manager Kent Kirkpatrick in the fall of 2007. “Their comeback to us was “Guys, listen, we’re not going to spend upwards of $100M in taxpayers’ money to fix up the stadium so you can play 10 games of football a year” Greenberg recounts. If the businessmen wanted to propose something more comprehensive, O’Brien and Kirkpatrick told them, the City would listen.”
That the City Manager please explain why, in private discussions with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), the proposal to bring back CFL football to the City was not enough to justify spending $100M in taxpayers’ money yet publicly, the principle reason that was given to Council for the suspension of the Lansdowne redevelopment design competition was to consider a proposal that promised the return of the CFL to Ottawa.
4. Whereas the original design competition for the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park was suspended in order for Council to consider an unsolicited proposal from the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG);
And Whereas the following quote appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on May 30, 2010: “The way Greenberg tells it, OSEG learned that its modest plan to lease Frank Clair Stadium from the City was a non-starter after meeting with Mayor Larry O’Brien and City Manager Kent Kirkpatrick in the fall of 2007. “Their comeback to us was “Guys, listen, we’re not going to spend upwards of $100M in taxpayers’ money to fix up the stadium so you can play 10 games of football a year” Greenberg recounts. If the businessmen wanted to propose something more comprehensive, O’Brien and Kirkpatrick told them, the City would listen.”;
And Whereas this quote suggests the current proposal from the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group for the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park was in fact solicited by the City;
That the City Solicitor please provide Council with the legal implications of a competitive process being suspended by staff in order to entertain a solicited proposal suggested by the City outside of the Council process; and
That a response to this inquiry be provided by June 16, 2010 in order to be discussed during the question period taking place on June 17, 2010.
5. That staff outline what is the cost to maintain the wooden structure of the stadium and what is the lifetime of the wooden structures, before repairs or replacement. (Architect to respond on June 17, 2010)
6. That staff provide, for the June 17, 2010 meeting, a simplified breakdown of what money is going into the public spaces associated with the proposed Lansdowne project and what money is going into the commercial spaces associated with the proposed Lansdowne project; and
That staff provide an explanation / analysis of what would happen if the CFL franchise were to fail.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT 53
1. COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW 2008-250: APPEALS TO THE ONTARIO MUNICIPAL BOARD FOR SELECTED LANDS WITHIN GREELY VILLAGE
RÈGLEMENT DE ZONAGE GÉNÉRAL 2008-250 : APPELS INTERJETÉS À LA COMMISSION DES AFFAIRES MUNICIPALES DE L’ONTARIO CONCERNANT DES TERRAINS SÉLECTIONNÉS DANS LE VILLAGE DE GREELY
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED
That Council approve the amendments hereinafter described, for the lands shown in Document 2, to resolve appeals to By-law 2008-250, and forward a by-law incorporating the required amendments to the Ontario Municipal Board:
1. Rezone the 01 zone (Blocks 34, 36 Plan 4M-1295) to V1E (617r) as shown in Document 2, and;
2. Rezone the 01 [621r] zone (Blocks 43, 44, Plan 4M-1306, Block 60, Plan 4M-1305) to V1E[617r] as shown in Document 2.
2. COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW 2008-250: ANOMALIES
RÈGLEMENT DE ZONAGE GÉNÉRAL
2008-250 : ANOMALIES ET
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED
That Council approve:
1. The amendments recommended in Column 3 of Document 1, to correct anomalies in Zoning By-law 2008-250;
2. That a new Row 18 be added to Document 1 as follows:
a. Column 1: 123 Coveredbridge
Column 2: This existing vacant lot in the subdivision was assigned exception 13r to reduce the lot area, however it is a large lot which meets the minimum lot area requirements of the RR3 subzone and therefore does not need the reduction contained in exception 13r. However, the lot width is smaller than the standard 60 metre minimum lot width requirement of the RR3 subzone, and therefore should have been assigned exception 177r which reduces minimum lot width to 40 metres.
Column 3: Amend the Zoning Map, to rezone the subject lands, as shown on Document 2, from RR3[13r] to RR3[177r].
b. Add the attached Zoning Map to Document 2, and;
c. That there be no further notice pursuant to Section 34 (17) of the Planning Act.
3. That Item 17 of Document 2, relating to 4497 O’Keefe Court, be deferred to the next Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee meeting dealing with the correction of anomalies to By-Law 2008-250.
3. ZONING - 4532 ROCKDALE ROAD
ZONAGE - 4532, CHEMIN ROCKDALE
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning 4532 Rockdale Road from Agricultural (AG) with a floodplain overlay to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) with a floodplain overlay, as shown in Document 1.
4. ZONING - 277 DONALD B. MUNRO DRIVE AND 185 SALISBURY STREET
ZONAGE - 277, PROMENADE DONALD B. MUNRO ET 185, RUE SALISBURY
That Council approve:
1. An amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of:
i. 277 Donald B. Munro Drive from Development Reserve Subzone 1 (DR1) and Village Residential Third Density Subzone B (V3B) to Village Residential First Density Subzone N with an Exception (V1N[XXXr]), Village Residential Third Density Subzone B with an Exception (V3B[XXYr]), i. Village Residential Third Density Subzone B with an Exception (V3B[XXZr]) and Parks and Open Space (O1); and,
ii. 185 Salisbury Street from Village Residential Third Density subzone B (V3B) to Parks and Open Space (O1);
as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.
2. An amendment to the Community Design Plan for the Village of Carp to change:
i. the land use designation in Schedule A of the Community Design Plan for part of 277 Donald B. Munro Drive from Residential - One and Two Unit Dwellings to Residential-Ground Oriented Multi Unit;
ii. the location of the neighbourhood park as set out in Schedule A; and,
iii. the text of Policy 1 in subsection 3.8 describing the location of the neighbourhood park;
as detailed in Document 3 and shown in Document 4.
5. ZONING - 2740 ROGER STEVENS DRIVE
ZONAGE - 2740, PROMENADE ROGER STEVENS
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning for 2740 Roger Stevens Drive from Agricultural Subzone 1 with a floodplain overlay (AG1) to Agricultural Subzone 6, with a floodplain overlay and an exception (AG6 [XXXr]) to permit a reduced lot width as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.
6. ZONING - PART OF 6519 THIRD LINE
ZONAGE - PARTIE DU 6519, CHEMIN THIRD LINE
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning for Part of 6519 Third Line Road from Agricultural (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 5, (AG5) as shown in Document 1.
7. CITY OF OTTAWA/RIDEAU VALLEY CONSERVATION
entente de service de
fosses septiques entre la Ville d’OTTAWA
That Council approve:
1. The renewal of the Septic System Service Agreement between the City of Ottawa and the Rideau Valley Conservation Area effective January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015, in the form attached as Document 1, and;
2. The delegation of authority to the General Manager of Planning and Growth Management to execute the agreement in the form attached as Document 1 and any required renewals or extensions of the contract between the City of Ottawa and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority for the enforcement of Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code.
8. AMENDED STANDARD SUBDIVISION AGREEMENT FOR
standard de lotissement modifié pour les terrains desservis
That Council approve:
1. The new standard Subdivision Agreement for Privately Serviced Lands as shown in Document 1.
2. The Standard Conditions of Draft Plan Approval for Subdivisions as shown in Document 2.
3. That the General Manager, Planning and Growth Management in consultation with the City Solicitor be authorized to modify the terms and conditions contained in Documents 1 and 2:
(a) to add site specific conditions where appropriate based on the information provided by the applicant and the consultation process, and
(b) to make revisions of a technical or administrative nature.
COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 55
1. REQUEST FOR A DECLARATION OF THE CIVIC HOLIDAY AS ‘COLONEL BY DAY’ IN THE City of Ottawa
DEMANDE VISANT À DÉCLARER LE CONGÉ CIVIQUE « JOURNÉE COLONEL-BY » À OTTAWA
That City Council declare the first Monday in August to be Colonel By Day on a City-wide basis.
CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 55
1. CENTRAL CANADA EXHIBITION ASSOCIATION - FORGIVENESS OF 2009 AND 2010 LICENSE FEE FOR LANSDOWNE PARK
ASSOCIATION DE L’EXPOSITION DU CANADA CENTRAL – REMISE DES DROITS DE PERMIS 2009 ET 2010 POUR LE PARC LANSDOWNE
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED
That Council approve that the elimination of the 2010 licensing fee payment of $310,000 by the CCEA to the City’s Lansdowne Park operating budget be funded from the One-time and Unforeseen account.
Item 1 of the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 55 CARRIED on a division of 15 YEAS to 6 NAYS as follows:
YEAS (15): Councillors G. Brooks, D. Deans, S. Qadri, M. Wilkinson, R. Jellett, D. Holmes, D. Thompson, C. Leadman, C. Doucet, J. Legendre, B. Monette, P. Hume, G. Bédard, M. Bellemare and Mayor L. O'Brien.
NAYS (6): Councillors E. El-Chantiry, R. Bloess, P. Feltmate, G. Hunter, J. Harder and A. Cullen.
2. SALE OF LAND – 4980 ALBION ROAD – CENTRAL CANADA EXHIBITION ASSOCIATION
VENTE DE TERRAIN – 4980, CHEMIN ALBION – ASSOCIATION DE L'EXPOSITION DU CANADA CENTRAL
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED
1. Declare a parcel of vacant land containing an area of 23.62 ha (58.36 acres), described as part of Lot 25, Concession 3 (Rideau Front) geographic Township of Gloucester now City of Ottawa, shown hatched on the attached Document 1, as surplus to the City’s needs;
2. Waive the City’s policy regarding the sale of property at market value and approve the sale of the land outlined in Recommendation 1, estimated to have a market value of $1,120,000 to Central Canada Exhibition Association for $1.00 plus GST and subject to any easements that may be required;
3. Delegate authority to the Director of Real Estate Partnerships and Development Office to finalize negotiations and execute an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with the Central Canada Exhibition Association for the property described in Recommendation 1, substantially in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined in the attached Document 2, and to complete the sale of the property to the Central Canada Exhibition Association;
4. Provide a maximum grant of $280,226 to the CCEA to offset applicable fees for planning applications, engineering, development charges and building permits to the end of 2018, payable at the time the various applications and charges are due;
5. Direct Staff to ensure that the Traffic Impact Assessment for the CCE relocation specifically assess the transportation impacts of this relocation on Albion Road through the Blossom Park Community (Albion Road between Bank Street and Lester Road) and whether the traffic impacts warrant the consideration and implementation of interim measures as part of the relocation; and
Direct Staff to look into the long-term transportation solution such as an Albion Road By-Pass that will accommodate projected growth from other planned developments that will impact the area as part of the next Transportation Master Plan review, as well as other upgrades that may be warranted to the broader transit and transportation network;
6. Approve that no action be taken on the reports on the Central Canada Exhibition until their Business Plan has been received and approved by the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee;
7. Substitute the existing Document 2 with a revised Document 2.
MOTION NO. 91/2
Moved by Councillor R. Jellett
Seconded by Councillor D. Thompson
WHEREAS at its meeting of June 1st, 2010, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee (CSEDC) approved the report entitled Sale of Land – 4980 Albion Road – Central Canada Exhibition Association, with a revised Document 2 and other amendments to the recommendations;
AND WHEREAS a Direction to Staff was provided at the CSEDC meeting, to amend the revised Document 2 to ensure that “the CCEA runs the fair a minimum of three years within the eight year period”;
AND WHEREAS CSEDC subsequently clarified for staff at the meeting to expand the requirement to run for the entire term of the agreement.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Document 2 be amended to add “during or”, to read as follows:
“If, at any time during or after the eight year period a fair or a use in support of a fair is established on the Real Property, then, if there is no such fair held again for three consecutive years, the City may at its option require the CCEA to transfer the property back to the City for $1.00. The City will not have to compensate the CCEA for any improvements made to the Real Property.”
Motion No 91/2 was put to Council and CARRIED on a division of 21 YEAS to 1 NAY as follows:
YEAS (21): Councillors G. Brooks, D. Deans, S. Qadri, M. Wilkinson, E. El-Chantiry, R. Jellett, D. Holmes, D. Thompson, C. Leadman, R. Chiarelli, C. Doucet, J. Legendre, B. Monette, P. Feltmate, G. Hunter, P. Hume, G. Bédard, J. Harder, A. Cullen, M. Bellemare and Mayor L. O'Brien.
NAYS (1): Councillor R. Bloess.
Item 2 of Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 55 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No 91/2 with Councillors R. Bloess, G. Hunter and R. Chiarelli dissenting.
3. APPOINTMENT TO THE VANIER BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
NOMINATION AU CONSEIL DE GESTION DE LA ZONE D’AMÉLIORATION COMMERCIALE DE VANIER
That Council approve the appointment of Lise Lauzon to the Vanier Business Improvement Area Board of Management for the term expiring November 30, 2010.
4. INSTITUTIONS DESIGNATED AS ELIGIBLE FOR A 2010 ANNUAL LEVY PURSUANT TO SECTION 323 (1), (2), (3) AND (5) OF THE MUNICIPAL ACT
ÉTABLISSEMENTS POUVANT FAIRE L'OBJET D'UN PRÉLÈVEMENT ANNUEL POUR
2010 CONFORMÉMENT AUX PARAGRAPHES 323 (1), (2), (3) ET (5) DE LA LOI SUR LES MUNICIPALITÉS
That Council recommend the following by-laws, attached as Documents 1 to 4, be enacted to provide for the annual levy on institutions in accordance with Section 323 of the Municipal Act, 2001 and Ontario Regulation 384/98, as amended:
1) A by-law to levy $75.00 for each full-time student enrolled in universities and colleges, in the year preceding the year of levy, pursuant to Section 323 (1);
2) A by-law to levy $75.00 for each resident place in correctional institutions, pursuant to Section 323 (2);
3) A by-law to levy $75.00 per rated bed in public hospitals or provincial mental health facilities, pursuant to Section 323 (3); and
4) A by-law to levy $75.00 for each place in the provincial education institutions, pursuant to Section 323 (5).
5. SALE OF LAND - 3321 JOCKVALE ROAD AND PARTS OF JOCKVALE ROAD
VENTE DE TERRAIN – 3321 CHEMIN JOCKVALE ET PARTIE DU CHEMIN JOCKVALE
1. Declare the property known municipally as 3321 Jockvale Road and parts of Jockvale Road containing a total area of approximately 11,524.8 m2 (2.85 acres) subject to final survey, described as part of Lot 15, Concession 3, R.F., being part of Parts 1 and 2, Plan 4R-1815 and part of the Jockvale Road described as Parts 4, 5 and 6, Plan 5R-13848, geographic Township of Nepean, now in the City of Ottawa, shown hatched on Document 1 attached, subject to a right-of-way as described in Instrument No. N571268 and easements to be granted in favour of Hydro Ottawa and Bell Canada over the portions of Jockvale Road and any other easements that may be required, as surplus to the City’s needs;
2. Waive City policy pertaining to the public marketing of viable properties;
3. Approve the sale of the land referred to in Recommendation 1 to Richcraft Homes Line) Ltd., for the sum of One Million, Three Hundred Thousand ($1,300,000) Dollars plus GST or HST as applicable, as outlined in this report and pursuant to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale that has been received;
4. Approve the establishment of a capital account for Greenspace Acquisition and Development within the South Nepean Town Center Community Design Plan with spending authority of $1,300,000;
5. Approve that proceeds of the sale of the property described in Recommendation 1, be directed to the new capital account for the purchase of land within the area identified as District Park in the South Nepean Town Centre, as per the policies of Section 8.4 (Greenspace Acquisition and Development) of the South Nepean Town Centre Community Design Plan; and
6. Waive the City’s Housing First Policy with respect to the dedication of 25% of the net proceeds from the sale of these lands to the Housing Branch and direct the funds to be used in accordance with Recommendations 4 and 5 above.
MOTION NO. 91/3
Moved by Councillor R. Jellett
Seconded by Councillor J. Harder
WHEREAS staff has re-evaluated the financial implications of the above-noted transaction and the corresponding recommendation to waive the requirements of the Housing First Policy;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Recommendation 6 of the above-noted report be deleted and replaced as follows: “That 25% of the sale proceeds ($325,000) as outlined in Recommendation 3 be credited to the Housing Reserve Fund”.;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Recommendation 4 of the above-noted report be amended as follows: “Approve the establishment of a capital account for Greenspace Acquisition and Development within the South Nepean Town Centre Community Design Plan with spending authority of $975,000.”
Item 5 of the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee report 55 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 91/3.
6. ProgrEss Report on IT audit recommendations
RAPPORT D’ÉTAPE SUR LES RECOMMANDATIONS DE LA VÉRIFICATION D’it
That Council receive this report for information and approve that the City retain flexibility to allocate budget most effectively as recommended by staff of both Information Technology (IT) Services and other departments; and, that all significant IT Capital projects be reviewed by the Information Technology Sub-committee, with joint reports from both IT and affected departments.
7. TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT PROCESS (RESPONSE TO MOTION 78/5)
PROCESSUS D’APPROVISIONNEMENT EN MATIÈRE DE TECHNOLOGIE (RÉPONSE À
LA MOTION 78/5)
That Council approve this report with the following amendment:
· That any change to suppliers’ pre-qualified teams undergoes a requalification process as rigorous as the initial qualification process.
8. BROWNFIELDS GRANT APPLICATION - CLYDESDALE SHOPPING CENTRES LIMITED - 1357 BASELINE ROAD
DEMANDE DE SUBVENTION POUR LA REMISE EN VALEUR DES FRICHES INDUSTRIELLES – CLYDESDALE SHOPPING CENTRES LIMITED – 1357, CHEMIN BASELINE
1. Approve the Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant Application submitted by Clydesdale Shopping Centres Limited, owner of the property at 1357 Baseline Road, for a Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant not to exceed $1,784,275, payable as a property tax rebate, to Clydesdale Shopping Centres Limited over a maximum of 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 Clydesdale Shopping Centres Limited establishing the terms and conditions governing the payment of the Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant, for, and redevelopment of, 1357 Baseline Road, satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability, the City Solicitor and the City Treasurer; and
3. That the terms and conditions referred to in Recommendation 2 include the retention of funding until such time as, where a single large format store is located in the east portion of the site as part of the first phase of development, that at least two of the six buildings shown on the concept plan, submitted in support of this Application, are constructed also as part of the first phase along either Baseline Road or Clyde Avenue frontage and are completed for occupancy within three years of the commencement of the large format store.
9. GREEN BUILDING POLICY – 2009 STATUS REPORT
POLITIQUE SUR LES BÂTIMENTS ÉCOLOGIQUES – RAPPORT D’ÉTAPE DE 2009
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED
1. Receive the 2009 Status Report on the Green Building Policy for the Construction of Corporate Buildings;
2. Authorize Committee and Council to exempt capital projects from LEED certification where not practical based on the following criteria, with the exception that the existing exemption of buildings under 500 square metres be maintained:
a) When all reasonable efforts to achieve LEED certification have been exhausted;
b) When the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) has rejected the certification submission; and
c) When the costs to achieve certification outweigh the benefits to the City.
PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 70A
1. APPLICATION FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AT 90 GUIGUES AVENUE IN THE LOWERTOWN WEST HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT
DEMANDE DE NOUVELLE construction AU 90, RUE guigues, DANS LE DISTRICT DE CONSERVATION DU PATRIMOINE DE LA BASSE-VILLE OUEST
Committee recommendations as amended
1. Approve the construction of a three-storey apartment building at 90 Guigues Avenue in the Lowertown West Heritage Conservation District according to plans submitted by Sarah Fulford on March 22, 2010 and included as Documents 4 and 5.
2. Issue the heritage permit with a two-year expiry date from the date of issuance.
3. Delegate authority for minor design changes to the General Manager of the Planning and Growth Management Department.
4. That the owner of 90 Guigues Avenue provide repair of the west wall of 104 Guigues Avenue prior to construction of the new addition to 90 Guigues Avenue.
(Note: The statutory 90-day timeline for consideration of this application under the Ontario Heritage Act will expire on, June 20, 2010)
(Note: Approval to Alter this property under the Ontario Heritage Act must not be construed to meet the requirements for the issuance of a building permit.)
2. ZONING - 855 CARLING AVENUE
ZONAGE - 855, AVENUE CARLING
Committee recommendation AS amended
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 855 Carling Avenue from MC F(2.5) Schedule 129 and MC F(1.5) to MC F(4.1) Schedule 129, as shown on Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2, as amended by the following:
a. that for Area D on Schedule 129, the only permitted use in the three dimensional area measured from below grade to a height of 15.0 metres above grade is a rapid transit network;
And that no further notice be given, pursuant to the Planning Act, subsection 34(17).
MOTION NO. 91/4
Moved by Councillor C. Leadman
Seconded by Councillor D. Deans
WHEREAS the zoning of 855 Carling Avenue is before Council;
AND WHEREAS this provides an opportunity to promote transit in the vicinity of the Carling O-Train station, to protect for a future transit station and to provide for the enhancement of the variety of uses within a Mixed Use designation fronting on an Arterial Mainstreet;
AND WHEREAS this rezoning has been considered by the Public, Committee, Council and Staff on the basis that the rezoning was sought for non-residential purposes and that if a residential rezoning is sought, the matter should be brought back for further consultation and consideration, and therefore Item c) below has been included to express this determination on the part of Council;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT with respect to 855 Carling the Committee Recommendation be deleted and replaced with the following:
A zoning by-law be enacted to provide:
a) that for Area D on Schedule 129, the only permitted use in the three dimensional area measured from below grade to a height of 15.0 metres above grade is a rapid transit network;
b) The uses along the ground floor are limited in accordance with the third bullet point under item 2) in the Details of the Recommended Zoning; and
c) With respect to the land located within each applicable zone as of this date, a building containing residential uses shall not be permitted to exceed either the height or the f.s.i. in place on 25 May 2010; and
d) The number of automobile parking places be limited to an amount equivalent to the minimum parking requirement for Area A (the Central Area) plus an additional 25 places to provide for flexibility.
And that no further changes be made to the applicable zoning at this time:
And that no further notice be given, pursuant to the Planning Act, Subsection 34(17).
Motion No. 91/4 was put to Council and LOST on a division of 8 YEAS to 12 NAYS as follows:
YEAS (8): Councillors G. Brooks, D. Deans, C. Leadman, J. Legendre, B. Monette, G. Bédard, M. McRae and A. Cullen.
NAYS (12): Councillors S. Qadri, M. Wilkinson, E. El-Chantiry, R. Jellett, D. Holmes, R. Chiarelli, R. Bloess, P. Feltmate, G. Hunter, P. Hume, J. Harder and M. Bellemare.
Item 2 of the Planning and Environment Committee Report 70A was then put to Council and CARRIED with Councillor C. Leadman dissenting.
3. WATER EFFICIENCY PLAN – ANNUAL REVIEW
PLAN DE VALORIZATION DE L’EAU
1. Receive this evaluation of the City’s Phase I Water Efficiency Plan (2007-2009).
2. Approve program changes for 2010 as set out herein.
3. Approve changes to Water Efficiency Strategy targets set out herein.
4. COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF STORM AND SANITARY SERVICE BACKWATER VALVES – COUNCIL MOTION 71/11
EXAMEN COMPLET DES CLAPETS ANTI-REFOULEMENT DES ÉGOUTS SÉPARATIFS ET PLUVIAUX - MOTION DU CONSEIL 71/11
That Council approve an amendment to the City’s Sewer Design Guidelines to require the installation of a backwater valve on the sanitary service lateral for all new home construction.
5. CAPITAL ADJUSTMENTS AND CLOSING PROJECTS - RATE SUPPORTED
AJUSTEMENT DU BUDGET DES IMMOBILISATIONS ET CESSATION DE PROJETS FINANCÉS PAR REDEVANCES
1. Approve the budget adjustments as detailed in Document 1;
2. Authorize the closing of capital projects listed in Document 2, the funding of deficits as identified and the return of balance of funds to funding sources.
3. Approve a net decrease in debt authority of $3.422 million as a result of recommendations 1 and 2;
4. Permit those projects in Document 3 that qualify for closure, to remain open; and
5. Receive the budget adjustments in Document 4 undertaken in accordance with the Delegation of Authority By-law 2009-231, as amended, as they pertain to capital works.
6. BRUYÈRE CONTINUING CARE – PRIVATE ACCESS FROM ORLÉANS BOULEVARD
VOIE D’ACCÈS PRIVÉE À L’ÉTABLISSEMENT DE SOINS CONTINUS BRUYÈRE À
PARTIR DU BOULEVARD ORLÉANS
That Council approve that private access from Orléans Boulevard is needed at the Bruyère Continuing Care Centre, and that such private roadway be required to cross the unnamed ravine at a location approved by all relevant agencies, at the City’s cost.
MOTION NO. 91/5
Moved by Councillor S. Qadri
Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess
WHEREAS Bruyère Continuing Care has submitted a site plan application for an expansion to their existing facility and the development of senior's housing on lands located on Hiawatha Park Road; and
WHEREAS there is potential for further development which will require access from the north end of Orléans Boulevard; and
WHEREAS Orléans Boulevard north of Jeanne D'arc Boulevard is classified as a collector road and Orléans Boulevard south of Jeanne D'arc Boulevard is classified as a major collector in the City's Official Plan; and
WHEREAS it is more desirable to encourage traffic to access the Bruyère Continuing Care Center from a collector road, rather than from a local road; and
WHEREAS residents have expressed concern regarding the potential increase in traffic as a result of the proposed development on St. Louis Drive and Hiawatha Park Road, both classified as local roads, and
WHEREAS it is recognized that a Flood Plain Hazard overlay (Section 58 of Zoning By-law, By-law 2008-250, as amended) constrains the potential location of development and also potential road crossings on the subject lands;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that
a) The site plan shall be designed such that a private roadway can be accommodated on the subject lands from Orléans Boulevard in the future; and
b) Should the City approve funding, or where other public funding sources become available, to fund the construction of the private roadway within 3 years of registration of the site plan agreement, the owner shall be required to construct the private roadway.
Motion No. 91/5 was divided for voting purposes.
Recommendation a) CARRIED.
Recommendation b) CARRIED on a division of 19 YEAS to 4 NAYS as follows:
YEAS (19): G. Brooks, D. Deans, S. Qadri, M. Wilkinson, E. El-Chantiry, R. Jellett, D. Thompson, C. Leadman, R. Chiarelli, C. Doucet, R. Bloess, B. Monette, P. Feltmate, G. Hunter, J. Harder, M. McRae, A. Cullen, M. Bellemare and Mayor L. O’Brien.
NAYS (4): Councillors D. Holmes, J. Legendre, P. Hume and G. Bédard.
Motion No. 91/5 was then put to Council and CARRIED.
Item 6 of the Planning and Environment Committee Report 70A was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 91/5.
PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 71
1. PROTECTIVE PLUMBING PROGRAM – USE OF RESERVES TO FUND 2010 APPLICATIONS
PROGRAMME D’INSTALLATION DE DISPOSITIFS PROTECTEURS SANITAIRES – UTILISATION DES RÉSERVES POUR FINANCER LES DEMANDES DE L’ANNÉE 2010
That Council direct Wastewater staff, for the period up until the approval of the 2011 Capital Budget, to use transfers from reserves to ensure there is sufficient funding to allow all eligible applications made to the Protective Plumbing Program in 2010 to be processed.
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 40
1. REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY ENCROACHMENT AT 62 PONTIAC STREET
DEMANDE D’EMPIÈTEMENT temporaire AU 62, RUE PONTIAC
That Council approve that a temporary encroachment be granted to the current property owners located at 62 Pontiac Street and that the encroachment fees be waived.
That Council receive the list of items approved by its Standing Committees under Delegated Authority, attached as Document 2.
Motion to Adopt Reports
MOTION NO. 91/6
Moved by Councillor G. Hunter
Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett
That the report from the City Manager entitled “Lansdowne Partnership Plan (LPP) Implementation Report”, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 53, Community and Protective Services Committee Report 55, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 55 and Planning and Environment Committee Reports 70A and 71, Transportation Committee Report 40 be received and adopted as amended.
Motions of Which Notice has been Given Previously
MOTION NO. 91/7
Moved by Councillor A. Cullen
Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate
WHEREAS, Falun Dafa is a system of mind and body which has ancient historical roots in oriental culture; and
WHEREAS, Falun Dafa’s teachings have helped many people improve their health, elevate their mind, uplift their spirit and deepen their understanding of life, humanity and the universe; and
WHEREAS, transcending cultural and racial boundaries, Falun Dafa has touched the lives of countless people in more than 100 countries, including many people in Canada of different ages, professions and racial backgrounds, and
WHEREAS, all Falun Dafa activities, including classes and practices are offered by volunteers and are open to the public free of charge;
THEREFORE, Ottawa City Council proclaims June 9, 2010 as Falun Dafa Day in the City of Ottawa, and in issuing this proclamation commend those who take part in these activities to bring healthier physical, mental and spiritual conditions to themselves and others.
CARRIED, with Mayor L. O'Brien dissenting.
Moved by Councillor C. Doucet
Seconded by Councillor D. Deans
WHEREAS by protocol all staff reports and communications which affect Council motions or directions are to be provided to Council prior to their release to the media or the public at large;
WHEREAS this protocol is only an observed business practice and therefore has no established timelines under which Councillors can expect to receive staff reports prior to their release to the public and/or media;
WHEREAS there are no consequences for non-compliance to the protocol;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council direct staff to develop a policy that clearly defines the timeline within which Councillors can expect to receive staff reports and communications that affect Council motions or directions prior to their release to the public and/or media, and that the policy specifies the manner in which such information is released to Members of Council;
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Council direct staff to include a defined set of consequences for non-compliance to this policy.
Motions Requiring Suspension of the Rules of Procedure
MOTION NO. 91/9
Moved by Councillor G. Bédard
Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman
That the Rules of Procedure be waived, due to timelines, to consider the following:
WHEREAS Canada Day is a national day of celebration;
AND WHEREAS the ByWard Market, due to its proximity to Parliament Hill and because it is a prominent tourist attraction in its own right, is a natural gathering space for celebrating Canadians;
AND WHEREAS to assist in crowd control, the Councillor of Rideau-Vanier Ward has, following the process set in place by the former City Councillor for Bruyere-Strathcona Ward since 1996, required that all ByWard Market stakeholders be involved in reviewing the requests to host parking lot parties on Canada Day and sought the input of Ottawa Police and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario – Liquor Enforcement Section and City staff, to review relevant liquor laws, criminal laws and City by-laws;
AND WHEREAS Ottawa City Council has, since Canada Day 1996, exempted certain parking lots from the enforcement of the zoning by-law and other relevant City by-laws for Canada Day weekend only;
AND WHEREAS the City Councillor consulted ByWard Market stakeholders and the Police and staff from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario – Liquor Enforcement Section and, together, they reached a consensus as to which parking lots should be exempted from the provisions of municipal by-laws for Canada Day 2010;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following addresses in the ByWard Market area be exempt from enforcement of the zoning by-law, specifically the sections which prohibit a place of public assembly, for no more than three nights, between 6:00 pm Wednesday, June 30 and 2:00 am on Saturday July 3, 2010:
Ø 151 George Street & 126-130 York Street (Industry Room/Liquor Store);
Ø 95 York Street (The Great Canadian Cabin);
Ø 67 Clarence Street (Heart & Crown Restaurant);
Ø 92 Clarence Street (TheCornerstone Bar and Grill);
Ø 111 Parent Avenue (Pier 21) ;
Ø 34 Clarence Street ( Suite 34) ;
Ø 89 Clarence Street (The ClockTower Market) ;
Ø 62 York Street (Fat Tuesdays);
Ø 321 Dalhousie Street (Garlic Corner).
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the above addresses shall be exempted from the provisions of the City’s noise by-law until midnight on July 1, 2010 only;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Councillor’s office inform Zoning Enforcement staff, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario – Liquor Enforcement Section and the Board’s local inspectors and the Ottawa Police of the events which have been exempted.
MOTION NO. 91/10
Moved by Councillor S. Qadri
Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate
THAT the Rules of Procedure be waived, so that the development can proceed, to consider the following motion:
WHEREAS the City of Ottawa in July, 2009 appealed the Committee of Adjustment decision granting minor variances for the proposed development at 4 Orville Street; and
WHEREAS the City and the applicant reached a settlement (Planning and Environment Committee Report 65, Item 3, City Council 24 February 2010) to permit the development to proceed; and
WHEREAS the applicant has represented that it was ready and able to proceed in the fall of 2009 with the necessary security and cash deposits but that the delay in finalizing the planning approvals resulted in additional costs to the applicant and during the delay the original financing commitment expired, necessitating the re-negotiation of the financing commitment; and
WHEREAS securing the fees by the letter of credit to be posted will ensure payment of such fees;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the applicant be permitted to pay its fees at a date no more than one year subsequent to registration of the site plan agreement with the provisos that interest shall accrue at the rate that would be extended to the City for short term borrowing and that the letter of credit posted for the development shall not be reduced until such fees are paid, including any accrued interest.
MOTION NO. 91/11
Moved by Councillor C. Leadman
Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes
That the Rules of Procedure be suspended, due to construction timelines, to consider the following motion:
WHEREAS the Tweedsmuir Avenue Watermain Reconstruction project (Byron to Clare) was approved and is being funded as part of the City’s stimulus funding program; and
WHEREAS this project includes the installation of a sidewalk; and
WHEREAS the community is very supportive of the watermain repairs but is opposed to the construction of the new sidewalk; and
WHEREAS City Council has approved other adjustments to stimulus projects as necessary;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Tweedsmuir Avenue Watermain Reconstruction project (Byron to Clare) proceed without the sidewalk component.
MOTION NO. 91/12
Moved by Councillor M. McRae
Seconded by Councillor J. Harder
THAT the Rules of Procedure be waived, due to the short timelines for the upcoming federal and provincial finance ministers’ meeting on June 13th and 14th, to consider the following motion:
WHEREAS the Canadian economic downturn is putting the retirement security of many workers at risk; and
WHEREAS Canadian cities are directly impacted by this downturn, as they are key front line providers of social services and support programs for older workers and retirees and Ontario cities bear an even more disproportionate portion of the cost of providing such programs; and
WHEREAS the economic downturn in combination with an increased number of employer bankruptcies across various sectors have resulted in underfunded pension plans and the actual and potential loss of promised pension benefits; and
WHEREAS only one in four private sector workers belong to an employer pension plan and the remaining three out of four workers must rely more heavily on personal savings to provide for their retirement; and
WHEREAS the Canadian public pension system including Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) plus the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is safe but falls well short of replacing the 50% to 70% of pre-retirement income needed to maintain a decent standard of living; and
WHEREAS the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), at its recent Annual General Meeting, passed a resolution that supports the expansion of Canada's public pension system by and at the cost of the Federal Government and not municipalities by increasing the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) by 15%, so no senior lives in poverty and by protecting Canadian pensions through a federal system of pension insurance; and
WHEREAS the Federation of Canadian Municipalities supports the call on the federal government to hold a national summit on the issue of pensions and support the expansion of the Canada Pension Plan;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa support the FCM resolution referenced above and send a letter indicating that support to the Federal and Provincial Finance Ministers prior to their June 13th and 14th , 2010 meeting in Crowbush, Prince Edward Island.
CARRIED, with Councillor G. Hunter dissenting.
MOTION NO. 91/13
Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate
Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri
WHEREAS the Ministry of the Environment confirmed last Thursday that the Hazeldean Pumping Station expansion to 1225 litres per second could proceed as a Schedule A+ work; and
WHEREAS it is important to the residents of Kanata South that this amount of capacity be available at the earliest possible opportunity;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider the following:
WHEREAS in July 2009, the City’s west end experienced a major rainfall event; and
WHEREAS excessive amounts of storm water entered the sanitary sewer system causing the Hazeldean Pumping Station to exceed its rated capacity and contributing to sewer backups; and
WHEREAS the City is actively investigating solutions to reduce the risk of sewer backups by limiting the inflow of storm water into the sanitary sewer system; and
WHEREAS the Hazeldean Pumping Station was built to accommodate an increase in pumping capacity and in the interim an increase to the pumping capacity at the station will assist to mitigate the impacts of a recurrence of the July 2009 event; and
WHEREAS the City has been advised by the Ministry of Environment that it has no concerns with the City proceeding with the upgrade to the Hazeldean Pump Station (HPS) as a Schedule A+ project;
WHEREAS the City wishes to deliver the capacity improvements to the Hazeldean Pump Station as expeditiously as possible provide an added level of protection to the existing community; and
WHEREAS Council has approved funding to design and upgrade the Hazeldean Pump Station; and
WHEREAS the design involves an extra mechanical pump in an existing pump station to design parameters which are provided by the City; and
WHEREAS, unlike work to determine what infrastructure is needed to support development proposals or what level of development can be supported by existing infrastructure, there is very little an existing or previous developer relationship could do to impact the design and sizing of a pump; and
WHEREAS Stantec Consulting Ltd., has the necessary resources and expertise to complete the necessary design of the Hazeldean Pumping Station to provide additional protection to the public in a timely manner, but represents developers in the City’s west end; and
WHEREAS the City’s Purchasing By-law does not allow for consultants who work for developers to also work on related City projects; and
WHEREAS finding a local qualified consulting firm with the appropriate expertise that does not represent any development interests may not be possible, and as such, it may take months to find a qualified consultant from outside of the Ottawa area, thereby delaying the City’s ability to deliver the capacity improvements to enhanced protection to the existing community; and
WHEREAS Council has made exceptions in similar circumstances;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT City Council permit the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability to hire Stantec Consulting Ltd. to undertake the design of the upgrades to the Hazeldean Pump Station as expeditiously as possible.
MOTION NO. 91/14
Moved by Councillor J. Harder
Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri
BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Rules of Procedure be waived to permit the introduction of the following motion as the work described below is necessary to permit development to proceed in a timely manner.
CARRIED, with Councillor A. Cullen dissenting.
WHEREAS Stantec Consulting Ltd conducted the Barrhaven South Master Servicing Study on behalf of the City;
AND WHEREAS an update is required to the Study to incorporate Infrastructure enhancements;
AND WHEREAS the most cost effective and time efficient means of conducting the update is to retain Stantec ;
AND WHEREAS since Stantec has acted for developers in the Barrhaven South Area, the Purchasing By-law does not permit staff to authorize the retention of Stantec;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT City staff be authorized to retain Stantec Consulting Ltd. undertake an update to the Barhaven South Master Servicing Study – Final Report, June 2007.
Motion No. 91/14 was put to Council and CARRIED on a division of 19 YEAS to 1 NAY as follows:
YEAS (19): Councillors G. Brooks, D. Deans, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, R. Jellett, D. Holmes, D. Thompson, C. Leadman, R. Chiarelli, R. Bloess, J. Legendre, B. Monette, P. Feltmate, G. Hunter, G. Bédard, J. Harder, M. McRae, M. Bellemare and Mayor L. O'Brien.
NAY (1): Councillor A. Cullen.
Notice of Intent from the City Auditor General
Notice of Intent from the City Auditor General to Table at the 23 June 2010 Council meeting, the following reports:
· Office of the Auditor General (OAG) - 2009 Annual Report and 2009 Detailed Audit Reports
· Audit of the Procurement Process for the Smartbus Next Stop Announcement System and the Smartcard System
MOTION NO. 91/15
Moved by Councillor R. Jellett
Seconded by Councillor G. Hunter
WHEREAS it has been expressed that the City’s governance process would be better served by Members of Council, the public and the media all receiving the Auditor General’s Report at a Council meeting, with a media briefing to follow; and
WHEREAS the Auditor General has indicated his willingness to change his current delivery process by Council direction;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Auditor General’s Report be received by City Council, the public and the media at the same time.
Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)
Moved by Councillor D. Deans
Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry
WHEREAS the estimated cost for the LRT DOTT project is $2.1B;
AND WHEREAS on December 18, 2009, the Province of Ontario announced a $600M funding contribution to the project;
AND WHEREAS on June 8, 2010, the Federal Government announced a funding commitment of up to $600M to the project;
AND WHEREAS the LRT transit project will require the use of land on Federal Government property for rights of way and stations;
AND WHEREAS the construction of transit stations will result in a significant uplift in value of land in locations such as Tunney’s Pasture, therefore adding significant value to the Federal land holding;
AND WHEREAS on June 8th, the Federal Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities advised that the City of Ottawa had not requested the use of Federal Government lands at no cost to the Ottawa taxpayers during their initial funding request;
AND WHEREAS the Federal Minister has been quoted as saying that if the City has further requests … we’re prepared to consider them;
AND WHEREAS the Federal Minister was a leader in securing the use of Federal lands for the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s use for $1.00, therefore saving the taxpayer significant costs;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City staff be directed to compile an inventory of Federal land required for the downtown Light Rapid Transit project; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa formally request the Federal Government, in the spirit of cooperation and mutual interest in serving the taxpayers, to provide the necessary land for the LRT stations and rights of way to the City of Ottawa for the value of $1.00.
By-laws Three Readings
MOTION NO. 91/16
Moved by Councillor G. Hunter
Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett
That the following by-laws be enacted and passed.
2010 - 192 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning of lands known municipally as 855 Carling Avenue.
2010 - 193 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning of lands known municipally as 277 Donald B. Munro and 185 Salisbury Street.
2010 - 194 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning of lands known municipally as 4532 Rockdale Road.
2010 - 195 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning of lands known municipally as 2740 Roger Stevens Drive.
2010 - 196 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 - 197 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to amend technical anomalies and minor corrections.
2010 - 198 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning of part of the lands known municipally as 6519 Third Line Road.
2010 - 199 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to authorize the installation of public sanitary sewer infrastructure within Swans Way South as a Local Improvement.
2010 - 200 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to establish certain lands as common and public highway and assume it for public use (Wildmeadow Circle).
2010 - 201 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to levy an annual tax upon colleges and universities for the year 2010.
2010 - 202 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to levy an annual amount upon Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre for the year 2010.
2010 - 203 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to levy an annual amount upon public hospitals or provincial mental health facilities for the year 2010.
2010 - 204 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to levy an annual amount upon provincial education institutions for the year 2010
2010 - 205 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 594 to 664 Paul Metivier Drive as being exempt from Part Lot Control.
2010 - 206 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to establish certain lands as common and public highway and assume it for public use (Blackburn Bypass).
MOTION NO. 91/17
Moved by Councillor A. Cullen
Seconded by Councillor G. Hunter
THAT By-law 2010-207 to confirm the proceedings of Council be enacted and passed.
From Councillor G. Bédard regarding the Encroachment Fee Policy.
From Councillor S. Desroches regarding North/South LRT.
From Councillor A. Cullen regarding Commemorative plaques and monuments.
Council adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m.