OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

23 JUNE 2010

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

10:00 a.m.

 

MINUTES 93

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 23 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 Debbie Brentnell

 

 

Announcements/Ceremonial Activities

 

Presentation – China Energy Conservation and Environment Protection Group

 

Mayor Larry O’Brien formally recognized members of a visiting delegation from the China Energy Conservation and Environment Protection Group (CECEP), headed by Mr. Xiaokang Wang, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CECEP.

 

 

Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT EXCEPT FOR COUNCILLOR J. LEGENDRE.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of 9 June 2010 were confirmed.

 

 


Declarations of interest including those originally arising from prior meetings

 

No declarations were received.

 

Communications

 

The following communications were received

 

·                     Responses to Inquiries

·         19-10 - Direction to Front Lawn Design Competition Teams to Relocate the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

 

Regrets

 

Councillor J. Legendre (City Business) advised he would be absent from the Council meeting of 23 June 2010.

 

Motion to Introduce Reports

 

MOTION NO. 93/1

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

That the report from the Auditor General entitled “Office of the Auditor General (OAG) - 2009 Annual Report and 2009 Detailed Audit Reports” and “Audit of the Procurement process for the Smartbus Next Stop Announcement System and the Smartcard System”, be received and tabled.

 

That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 54, Audit Budget and Finance Committee Report 9, Community and Protective Services Committee Report 56, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 55-B, Planning and Environment Committee Report 71-A and Transportation Committee Report 40-A be received and considered.

 

And that Council receive and consider Planning and Environment Committee Report 72, rising from the Planning and Environment Committee meeting of June 22, 2010, pursuant to Section 33.(5) of the Procedure By-law. 

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


Reports

 

Tabling of the following reports from the City Auditor General:

 

 

1.             Office of the Auditor General (OAG) - 2009 Annual Report and 2009 Detailed Audit Reports

 

                BUREAU DU VÉRIFICATEUR GÉNÉRAL (BVG) — RAPPORT ANNUEL DE 2009 ET RAPPORTS DE VÉRIFICATION DÉTAILLÉS DE 2009

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATION

 

1.      That Council receive the 2009 Annual Report and 2009 Detailed Audit Reports from the OAG at its meeting on June 23, 2010, for referral to the appropriate Standing Committee to hear public delegations, and for subsequent consideration and approval of the audit recommendations by Council at its meeting on August 25, 2010.

 

2.      That Council, after consideration and approval, refer all audit recommendations where management is in disagreement to the Audit, Budget and Finance (ABF) Committee, including  those recommendations where management has indicated agreement, and where the OAG considers that discussion is still required at ABF Committee.

 

MOTION NO. 93/2

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

That Council refer the 2009 Audit Reports to the appropriate Standing Committees for the purpose of receiving public delegations and for subsequent consideration and approval of the audit recommendations by Council at its meeting of August 25, 2010 as follows:

 

                                i.            Audit of Payroll to the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee;

                              ii.            Audit of Eight Specific Building Code Services Files to the Planning and Environment Committee;

                            iii.            Audit of  A Specific House - Drawings to the Planning and Environment Committee;

                            iv.            Audit of Five Specific Staffing Processes to the Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee;

                              v.            Audit of Specific Contracts at the Nepean National Equestrian Park to the Community and Protective Services Committee;

                            vi.            Audit of Bridge Maintenance Process for a Specific Bridge to the Transportation Committee;

                          vii.            Audit of Bridge Maintenance Process to the Transportation Committee. 

 

                                                                                                            REFERRAL CARRIED

 

 

 

2.             Audit of the Procurement Process for the Smartbus Next Stop Announcement System and the Smartcard System

 

                VÉRIFICATION DU PROCESSUS D’APPROVISIONNEMENT RELATIF AU SYSTÈME D’ANNONCE DES ARRÊTS ET AU SYSTÈME DE CARTES À PUCE

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

1.      That Council receive the following report from the Office of the Auditor General at its meeting on June 23, 2010, for referral to the approprite Standing Committee to hear public delegations, and for subsequent consideration and approval of the audit recommendations by Council at its meeting on August 25, 2010:

-          Audit of the Procurement Process for the SmartBus Next Stop Announcement System  and the SmartCard System

 

2.      That Council, after consideration and approval, refer the audit recommendation where management is in disagreement to the Audit, Budget and Finance (ABF) Committee.

 

MOTION NO. 93/3

 

Moved by Councillor R. Jellett

Seconded by Councillor A. Cullen

 

That Council refer the Audit of the Procurement Process for the SmartBus Next Stop Announcement System and the SmartCard System to the Transit Committee for the purpose of receiving public delegations and for subsequent consideration and approval of the audit recommendations by Council at its meeting of August 25, 2010.

 

                                                                                                REFERRAL CARRIED

 


 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT 53

 

          

1.             ZONING - PART OF 2182 AND 2226 GIROUX ROAD

 

ZONAGE - PARTIE DU 2182 ET DU 2226, CHEMIN GIROUX

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning for part of 2182 Giroux Road from Agricultural with Exception (AG[701r]) to Agricultural Subzone 5 (AG5) as shown in Document 1.

 

2.         Approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning for 2226 Giroux Road from Agricultural with Exception (AG[701r]) to Agricultural (AG) as shown in Document 1.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

AUDIT BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 9

 

 

1.             DISCUSSION on the topic of motion 77/11

 

                discussion au sujet de la motion 77/11

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED

 

That Council consider that the City have a study prepared by an independent consultant in accordance with the Terms of Reference specified in Attachment 1. 

 


MOTION NO. 93/4

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS Council, on June 17, 2010 at its Special Meeting regarding the Lansdowne Partnership Plan, agreed to resume the Special Meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 upon adjournment of the Regular Meeting of Council;

 

AND WHEREAS in order to resume the Special Meeting as early in the day as possible, it would be expedient to defer those matters on Agenda 93 which Council indicated it wished to hold for discussion and which are not urgent;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Audit, Budget and Finance Committee Report 9, Item 1, Discussion on the Topic of Motion 77/11 be deferred to the regular Council meeting scheduled for July 14, 2010.

 

                                                                                                            DEFERRAL CARRIED

 

 

 

2.             2010 Operating and Capital Budget Q1 – Audit Budget and FinanCE Committee Status REPORT

 

                Budgets de fonctionnement et d’immobilisations 2010 – T1 – Rapport d’étape du Comité de LA VÉRIFICATION, DU BUDGET ET DES FINANCES

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                RECEIVED

 


 

 

3.             IMPACT OF HST ON THE 2010 BUDGET

 

                RÉPERCUSSIONS DE LA TVH SUR LE BUDGET DE 2010

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council

 

1.      Expand the authority granted to the City Treasurer for capital budget adjustments as identified in Subsection 13(1) in Schedule “A” of the City’s Delegation of Authority By-law, being BY-LAW NO. 2009-231, to permit adjustments to be processed that are due to the impact of the HST on the capital budget; and

 

2.      Approve the transfer of $120,000 from the City’s one-time and unforeseen account to Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department to cover the operating budget shortfall resulting from the HST impact on Parks Recreation and Culture community based admission fees in 2010 and that effective January 01, 2011, the fees be amended to include HST. 

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

4.             CAPITAL ADJUSTMENTS AND CLOSING OF PROJECTS – TAX SUPPORTED

 

                AJUSTEMENT DU BUDGET DES IMMOBILISATIONS ET CESSATION DE PROJETS FINANCÉS PAR RECETTES FISCALES

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve the budget adjustments as detailed in Document 1;

 

2.                  Approve 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 $0.216 million as a result of recommendations 1 and 2;

 


4.                  Approve additional authority of $1.6 million for the IT Desktop and Peripherals Renewal capital project 905685 to be funded by City Wide reserve funds made available as a result of recommendations 1 and 2;

 

5.                  Permit those projects in Document 3 that qualify for closure, to remain open; and

 

6.                  Receive the budget adjustments in Document 4 undertaken in accordance with the Delegation of Authority By-law No. 2009-231, as amended, as they pertain to capital works.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

5.             Proposed changes to the FULL property tax deferRal program for low income seniors and persons with disabilities

 

                PROPOSITION DE MODIFICATION DU PROGRAMME DE REPORT TOTAL DES TAXES FONCIÈRES POUR PERSONNES ÂGÉES ET PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES À FAIBLE REVENU

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve changes to the Full Property Tax Deferral Program for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities to remove the requirement for property taxes to be current to be qualified for the program and to remove the application deadline for first applications and approve the enactment of amendments to By-law 2007-452 to implement these changes.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

6.             2009 City of OTTAWA CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

                ÉTATS FINANCIERS CONSOLIDÉS DE 2009 DE LA VILLE D’OTTAWA

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the 2009 City of Ottawa Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 


 

7.             2009 INVESTMENT AND ENDOWMENT FUND REPORT

 

                Rapport sur le fonds d’investissement et de dotation de 2009

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report on the results of the City’s investments for 2009 as required by Ontario Regulation 438/97 as amended to Regulation 292/09, Section 8 (1), and the City’s Investment Policy.

 

                                                                                                RECEIVED

 

 

 

8.             SINKING FUND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF SURPLUS

 

                États financiers du fonds d'amortissement et RÉPARTITION DES EXCÉDENTS

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive the Sinking Fund Financial Statements for 2009 and approve the distribution of the sum of $1,058,881.59 from the City of Ottawa Sinking Fund representing the surplus in excess of the debenture commitment authorized by By-law 126 of 1989 which matured on May 31, 2009, to the City of Ottawa.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

9.             Financing Lease agreemeNTs 2009

 

                conventions de crédit-bail 2009

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report on outstanding Lease Financing Agreements as at December 31 2009 as required by Ontario Regulation 653/05 amended to Regulation 291/09 and the City’s Debt and Financing Policy.

 

                                                                                                RECEIVED

 

 

 

10.          2010 BUDGET CONTINGENCY ACCOUNT:   ONE-TIME BUDGET ITEMS - COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY DEPARTMENT

 

                COMPTE POUR IMPRÉVUS DU BUDGET 2010 : POSTES BUDGÉTAIRES PONCTUELS – SERVICE DE LA VIABILITÉ DEs COLLECTIVITÉs

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve a one-time operating budget requirement in the amount of $300,000 as identified in the report.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 56

 

 

1.             HEAT BY-LAW UPDATE

 

MISE À JOUR DU RÈGLEMENT MUNICIPAL SUR LE CHAUFFAGE

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the proposed by-law attached as Document 1, effective upon enactment, which extends City-wide the requirement that landlords provide adequate and suitable heat to rented or leased dwelling or living accommodations.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

2.             BOARDING UP BY-LAW UPDATE

MISE À JOUR DU RÈGLEMENT MUNICIPAL SUR LA CONDAMNATION D’IMMEUBLES

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the proposed by-law attached as Document 1, effective upon enactment, which extends City-wide the requirement that owners of vacant buildings board up such buildings to ensure the health and safety of the public.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

 

3.             TAXI BY-LAW – AMENDMENTS RELATED TO VEHICLE STANDARDS, METER RATE ADJUSTMENTS AND MINOR ADMINISTRATIVE CORRECTIONS

 

REGLEMENT SUR LES SERVICES DE TAXI – MODIFICATIONS DES STANDARDS DES VEHICLES, L’AJUSTEMENT DES TARIFS DE TAXIMETRE ET MODIFICATIONS ADMINISTRATIVES MINEURES

 

 

Committee RecommendationS AS AMENDED

 

That Council:

 

1.         Approve amendments to Taxi By-law Number 2005-481, as amended, to be effective July 1, 2010 as outlined in this report and attached in Document 1, to:

(a)        Replace outdated vehicle standards that prevent approval of some low emission and hybrid vehicles from becoming taxicabs;

(b)       Revise the implementation date for taxicab drivers to have completed the Refresher Training Course as a condition for renewing their licenses;

(c)        Approve a taxi meter rate adjustment based on:

(i)         the introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax on July 1, 2010; and

(ii)        the scheduled repeal of the ten ($0.10) cent surcharge on the drop rate on October 1;

(d)       Clarify that License Committee decisions are to be given to the Chief License Inspector within seven (7) business days rather than the stated seven (7) days, as currently provided in the Taxi By-law; and

(e)        Effect housekeeping matters related to spelling and to correct typographical errors.

 

2.         Receive information outlined in this report respecting:

(a)        Taxi Driver Appreciation Event; and

(b)       The 2010 Bandit Cab Public Awareness Programme.

 

3.         Request that the Province of Ontario grant municipalities the authority to impound vehicles that are known to have operated as bandit cabs or that are operating as bandit cabs, and that the City Clerk be directed to send such a request to the Ministers of Municipal Affairs and of Transportation

 

4.         Request that the Province of Ontario provide additional financial incentives to offset the higher costs of hybrid or electrically powered vehicles being used in taxicab fleets in Ontario, and that the City Clerk be directed to forward such request to the Ministers of Transportation and of the Environment.

 

5.         Approve that a licensed standard or accessible taxi driver with no less than 10 (ten) years experience as a licensed taxi driver in the City of Ottawa be exempt from the requirement to complete the basic and accessible education training course if his/her license has lapsed and the individual wishes to apply for a new license, provided that all other requirements of the By-law are met and that these individuals be subject to an additional $300.00 application fee in order to re-apply for a license.

 

MOTION NO. 93/5

 

Moved by Councillor R. Bloess

Seconded by Councillor M. Wilkinson

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT an additional 3% adjustment be included.

 

MOTION NO. 93/6

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

That Motion No. 93/5 re: the additional 3% increase be referred to the Community and Protective Services Committee.

 

Motion No. 93/6 was WITHDRAWN by Councillor E. El-Chantiry.

 

Motion No. 93/5 was then put to Council and LOST on a division of 4 YEAS to 14 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (4):       Councillors M. Wilkinson, G. Hunter, R. Bloess and D. Thompson.

 

NAYS (14):    Councillors G. Brooks, P. Feltmate, M. McRae, A. Cullen, E. El-Chantiry, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, J. Harder, R. Chiarelli, S. Qadri, D. Deans, D. Holmes, M. Bellemare and Mayor L. O’Brien.

 

Item 3 of Community and Protective Services Committee Report 56 was then put to Council and CARRIED.

 

 


 

 

4.             EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - ANNUAL UPDATE

PROGRAMME DE GESTION DES SITUATIONS D’URGENCE - MISE À JOUR ANNUELLE

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council receive this annual report on the 2009 Emergency Management Program, including an update on the implementation of the recommendations from the OC Transpo Service Disruption and Significant Rain Event After Action Report, for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEVIED

 

 

 

5.             PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN –  ROAD MAP AND TIMELINES

 

PLAN DIRECTEUR DES PARCS ET DES LOISIRS – FEUILLE DE ROUTE ET ÉCHÉANCIERS

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Road Map as outlined in this report.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

CORPORATE SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 55-B

 

 

1.             QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORT TO COUNCIL, Q1: JANUARY 1 TO

MARCH 31, 2010

 

RAPPORT TRIMESTRIEL SUR LE RENDEMENT PRÉSENTÉ AU CONSEIL POUR LE

1ER TRIMESTRE, DU 1ER JANVIER AU 31 MARS 2010

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive the report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 71A

 

 

1.             ZONING - 150 and 160 Terence Matthews Crescent (FILE No. D02-02-09-0087)

 

ZONAGE - 150 et 160, croissant terence matthews

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 150 and 160 Terence Matthews Crescent from Business Park Industrial Subzone Four (IP4) to Business Park Industrial Subzone Four, Exception Zone (IP4 [XXXX]), as shown on Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

2.             RESIDENTS' PETITION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SANITARY SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE AS A LOCAL IMPROVEMENT ON merivale road

 

PÉTITION DES RÉSIDENTS EN VUE DE L’INSTALLATION DE L’INFRASTRUCURE D’ÉGOUT SANITAIRE à titre d'amélioration locale du chemin Merivale

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve a by-law to undertake the construction of a sanitary sewer on Merivale Road as petitioned Local Improvement works in accordance with the cost apportionment as outlined in this report.

 

                                                                                                      CARRIED

 

 


 

 

3.             MOTION - COMPASSIONATE GRANT PROGRAM - EXTENSION TO RESIDENTS experiencing FLOODING on multiple properties

 

MOTION - PROGRAMME DE SUBVENTIONS à titre d'aide exceptionnelle - ÉLARGISSEMENT AUX RÉSIDENTS QUI ONT été victimes d'INONDATIONS SUR PLUSIEURS PROPRIÉTÉS    

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve that people who have experienced flooding three or more times at their home, but had the flooding occur at two or more properties because they had moved, also be eligible for help under the Compassionate Grant Program.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

 

 

4.             Financial Plan for water services

 

PLAN FINANCIER CONCERNANT LES SERVICES D’EAU

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve the Financial Plan for Water Services described herein, attached as Document 1, and submission of the Financial Plan to the province by July 1, 2010, as per the requirements of Ontario Regulation 453/07.

 

CARRIED with Councillors, R. Bloess, B. Monette, R. Jellett and D. Thompson dissenting.

 

 


PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 72

 

 

1.             ZONING - 297 AND 307 MONTRÉAL RD, AND 272 AND 274 BRADLEY AVE.

 

ZONAGE - 297 ET 307, CHEMIN MONTRÉAL, ET 272 ET 274, AVENUE BRADLEY.

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 297 and 307 Montreal Road and 272 Bradley Avenue from TM3 H(42) (Traditional Mainstreet Subzone 3) and R4E[1489] (Residential Fourth Density Subzone E) to TM3[1653] H(42) (Traditional Mainstreet Subzone 3) and to amend Exception [1653] as it applies to these properties and 274 Bradley Avenue, as shown in Document 1, and as detailed in Document 2.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 40A

 

 

1.             FUTURE INTERPROVINCIAL CROSSINGS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION – ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STUDY PHASE 2A – STUDY DESIGN

 

FUTURS PASSAGES INTERPROVINCIAUX DANS LA RÉGION DE LA CAPITALE NATIONALE – PHASE 2A DE L’ÉTUDE D’ÉVALUATION ENVIRONNEMENTALE – PLAN D’ÉTUDE

 

 

Committee RecommendationS AS AMENDED

 

            That Council approve the following:

 

1.         Request both the NCC and the Ministry of the Environment of Ontario to agree that the conclusion of the letter of October 29, 2008 be reconsidered such that the Ontario EAA will apply at this stage and that residents of Ottawa will receive the benefits and protections that the Ontario EAA affords.

 

2.         That while recognizing that the Ottawa Official Plan calls for removal of the truck route designation from the King Edward/Rideau/Waller/ Nicholas corridor upon completion of a new interprovincial crossing, that the Interprovincial Crossing Study proponents be requested to undertake a comprehensive study of the diversion of all trucks from the KERWN corridor and that this study:

 

i)          Includes an economic analysis of such a diversion on truck traffic;

ii)         Includes consultation with the affected business interests;

iii)        Includes analysis of safety considerations of continuing to mix heavy (articulated intercity transports) trucks in the Central Area given the availability of a proposed alternative;

iv)        Determine how the corridors under study would provide a viable alternative for intercity heavy trucks so that all such trucks could be diverted from the KERWN corridor;

v)         Becomes a direct input into Phase 2B analysis;

vi)        Is completed prior to the selection of a recommended corridor; and

vii)       Completion of the truck origin-destination study for inclusion in 2.B.

 

3.         That the Interprovincial Transit Study be completed prior to the selection of an interprovincial corridor.

 

MOTION NO. 93/7

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS Council, on June 17, 2010 at its Special Meeting regarding the Lansdowne Partnership Plan, agreed to resume the Special Meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 upon adjournment of the Regular Meeting of Council;

 

AND WHEREAS in order to resume the Special Meeting as early in the day as possible, it would be expedient to defer those matters on Agenda 93 which Council indicated it wished to hold for discussion and which are not urgent;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Transportation Committee Report 40A, Item 1, Future Interprovincial Crossing in the National Capital Region – Environmental Assessment Study Phase 2A – Study Design be deferred to the regular Council meeting scheduled for July 14, 2010.

 

                                                                                                            DEFERRAL CARRIED

 

 


 

    

2.         FRONT-ENDING AGREEMENT FOR THE BLACKBURN HAMLET BYPASS EXTENSION FROM MER BLEUE ROAD TO TENTH LINE ROAD

 

ACCORD DE FINANCEMENT PRÉALABLE DU Prolongement de la rocade de Blackburn Halmet, DU CHEMIN mer-bleue AU CHEMIN tenth line

 

 

 

Committee Recommendations

 

            That Council:

 

1.                  Authorize the City to enter into a Front-Ending Agreement with Tamarack Mer Bleue Corporation for the design and construction of two lanes of the Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Extension, from Mer Bleue Road to Tenth Line Road, based upon the Front-Ending principles set forth in Document 2 and the Council-approved Front-Ending Policy in Document 3, with the final form and content of the Front-Ending Agreement being to the satisfaction of the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability, and the City Clerk and Solicitor.

 

2.                  Authorize the expenditure of $3,024,030 in 2012 for the reimbursement to Tamarack Mer Bleue Corporation for the design and construction of the Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Extension from Mer Bleue Road to Tenth Line Road subject to the execution of the Front-Ending Agreement.

 

3.                  Authorize the City to establish a budget in the amount of $3,024,030 for the design and construction of the Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Extension from Mer Bleue Road to Tenth Line Road under Internal Order Number 903164 :  Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Extension. 

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED


 

 

3.         CAFÉ SEATING PROGRAM AND HOUSEKEEPING AMENDMENTS TO ENCROACHMENT BY-LAW-2003

 

PROGRAMME DES PETITES TERRASSES DE CAFÉS ET MODIFICATIONS D'ORDRE ADMINISTRATIF AU RÈGLEMENT NO 2003-446 SUR LES EMPIÈTEMENTS

 

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council approve amendments to Encroachment By-law 2003-446, permitting Café Seating as a new type of temporary encroachment on municipal highways and making minor housekeeping changes, in accordance with this Report.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

4.             LOCAL IMPROVEMENT POLICY UPDATE – INSTALLATION OF NOISE BARRIERS

 

MISE À JOUR DE LA POLITIQUE EN MATIÈRE D’AMÉNAGEMENT LOCAUX – INSTALLATION D’ÉCRANS ANTIBRUIT

 

 

Committee Recommendation AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve inclusion of retrofit noise control measures as eligible projects in the City of Ottawa Local Improvement Policy as per terms set out in this report, as amended to specify that a cost sharing formula be set at 75:25 for any barrier meeting the basic criteria of noise in excess of 60 dBA.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Motion to Adopt Reports

 

MOTION NO. 93/8

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 54, Audit Budget and Finance Committee Report 9, Community and Protective Services Committee Report 56, Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee Report 55-B, Planning and Environment Committee Report 71-A and 72 and Transportation Committee Report 40-A be received and adopted as amended.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Motions of Which Notice has been Given Previously

 

MOTION NO. 93/9

 

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 Rail 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.

 


MOTION NO. 93/10

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS Council, on June 17, 2010 at its Special Meeting regarding the Lansdowne Partnership Plan, agreed to resume the Special Meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 upon adjournment of the Regular Meeting of Council;

 

AND WHEREAS in order to resume the Special Meeting as early in the day as possible, it would be expedient to defer those matters on Agenda 93 which Council indicated it wished to hold for discussion and which are not urgent;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Motion No. 93/8 be deferred to the regular Council meeting scheduled for July 14, 2010.

 

                                                                                                            DEFERRAL CARRIED

 

Motions Requiring Suspension of the Rules of Procedure

 

MOTION NO. 93/11

 

Moved by Councillor C. Leadman

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider the following motion to correct a staff error so that this project can proceed according to established construction timelines:

 

WHEREAS at its June 9, 2010 Council meeting, Council approved a motion to withdraw the sidewalk component of the Tweedsmuir Avenue Watermain Reconstruction project at the request of the community; and

 

WHEREAS, due to staff error, the motion failed to capture the appropriate streets in the project adjustment by listing Byron Avenue to Clare rather than Byron Avenue to Carling;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the removal of the sidewalk component of the Tweedsmuir Avenue Watermain Reconstruction project be corrected to reflect that it be between Byron and Carling Avenue rather than between Byron and Clare.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 93/12

 

Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

THAT the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider and approve the following motion, as July 1, 2010 is the implementation date for the new on-site sign fees and this is the last regular Council meeting prior to that date:

 

WHEREAS on March 24, 2010, Council approved report ACS2010-ICS-PGM-0072, “Fee Adjustment for On-Site Signs”, for the signs that notify the public of development applications;

 

AND WHEREAS the fees for on-site signs approved in the report included a calculation for HST based on information available at the time;

 

AND WHEREAS subsequent to that report, further information was provided to clarify the calculation of the HST;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the fees charged for on-site signs reflect the base rate plus 13% HST, effective July 1, 2010.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 93/13

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

THAT the Rules of Procedure be waived to consider the following motion needed for the current construction phase.

 

WHEREAS construction of the Ottawa Chinatown Gateway commenced on April 22nd, 2010,

 

AND WHEREAS this Gateway feature when completed will be a popular destination for Ottawa residents and tourists alike,

 

AND WHEREAS it was necessary to close Somerset St. West between Bronson and Cambridge on June 1st, 2010 to facilitate the on-going construction,

 

AND WHEREAS the Somerset Chinatown BIA has noted a sharp drop in business for the restaurants on this section of Somerset Street since the closure began, 

 

AND WHEREAS the BIA has received more complaints about the strong presence and frequent ticketing of the by-law officers even though the street is empty,

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Ottawa allow free parking on Saturdays effective immediately and ending October 31st, 2010 or sooner if the construction is completed.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor S. Qadri

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

WHEREAS Bus stops are important transport facilities, playing a key role in connecting people and places and incorporating many transport products, although they are often a neglected part of the transport network; and

 

WHEREAS people of all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities need to feel that it is easy and comfortable to get to bus stops and board and alight bus vehicles in a safe and convenient manner, feel comfortable and safe whilst waiting for a bus to arrive, and be able to see the bus approaching; and

 

WHEREAS Bus operators need to be able to pull into and exit bus stops safely and efficiently and to pull into bus stops at the correct angle so that they can get as close to the curb as possible to reduce or (ideally) eliminate horizontal curb-bus step gap and to see waiting passengers for pick-up during the day and night; and

 

WHEREAS bus stops need to be designed so that are accessible and that they can accommodate the use of bike racks and allow for the time a rider takes to load and secure his bicycle on the rack; and

 

WHEREAS According to the Transit Cooperative Research Program sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration in the United States of America, Bus bays should be considered at a location when the following factors are present:

·            Traffic in the curb lane exceeds 250 vehicles during the peak hour,

·            Traffic speed is greater than 40 mph,

·            Bus volumes are 10 or more per peak hour on the roadway,

·            Passenger volumes exceed 20 to 40 boardings an hour,

·            Average peak-period dwell time exceeds 30 seconds per bus,

·            Buses are expected to layover at the end of a trip,

·            Right-of-way width is adequate to construct the bay without adversely affecting sidewalk pedestrian movement,

·            A right-turn lane is used by buses as a queue jumper lane,

·            Appropriate bus signal priority treatment exists at an intersection,

·            Bus parking in the curb lane is prohibited; and

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa's transit priority program is supported by strong policies, dedicated resources and interdepartmental cooperation;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT City Staff be directed to prepare a new report to Council on the use of Bus Bays and the effect on vehicle traffic, passengers and schedules and on mitigation measures to be used to accommodate the needs of passengers of all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities if bus bays are removed on City Streets.

 

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT until the report is brought to Committee and Council and a direction is given to Staff on the report that no further bus bays be eliminated in the City of Ottawa.

 

 

By-laws                                                                                                           Three Readings

 

MOTION NO. 93/14

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

That the following by-laws be enacted and passed.

 

 

2010 - 208              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to establish certain lands as common and public highway and assume it for public use (Rochelle Drive).

 

2010 - 209            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 - 210              A by-law of the City of Ottawa respecting the maintenance of adequate heat in rented dwelling accommodations.

 

2010 - 211              A by-law of the City of Ottawa respecting the boarding up of certain buildings.

 

2010 - 212              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2010-110 regarding fees for planning applications.

 

2010 - 213              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 150 and 160 Terence Matthews Crescent.

 

2010 - 214              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 297 and 307 Montreal Road and 272 and 274 Bradley Avenue.

 

2010 - 215              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to establish certain lands as common and public highway and assume it for public use (Montmere Avenue).

 

2010 - 216              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 2226 Giroux Road and part of 2182 Giroux Road.

 

2010 - 217              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at Denali Way, Wrangler Circle and Tony George Place as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2010 - 218              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at Lombardy Drive as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2010 - 219              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 3334, 3336, 3338, 3340, 3342, 3344, 3346, 3348, 3350, 3352, 3354, 3356, 3358, 3360, 3362, 3364, 3366, 3368 Woodroffe Avenue as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2010 - 220              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-530 respecting motorcycle parking.

 

2010 - 221              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to close part of Jockvale Road.

 

2010 - 222              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 199 Kennevale Drive as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2010 - 223              A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-446 respecting encroachments on City highways.

 

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED


 

Confirmation By-law

 

MOTION NO. 93/15

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

THAT By-law 2010-224 to confirm the proceedings of Council be enacted and passed.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Inquiries

 

From Councillor E. El-Chantiry regarding multi-partite approach to Wildlife in the City of Ottawa.

 

From Councillor C. Doucet with respect to the Auditor General’s Contracts

 

 

Adjournment

 

Council adjourned the meeting at 3:20 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY CLERK

 

MAYOR