OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

28 SEPTEMBER 2011

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

10:00 a.m.

 

MINUTES 20

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 28 September 2011 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

The Mayor, Jim Watson, presided and led Council in prayer.

 

 

The National Anthem was performed by Jessica Wilson.

 

 

Announcements/Ceremonial Activities

 

RECOGNITION CITY BUILDER AWARD

 

Mayor Watson and Councillor Fleury presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Ms. Ruweida Shire, founder of the Strathcona Heights Homework Club, for her volunteer activities and selfless contributions in Ottawa.

 

 

RECOGNITION – GOVERNOR GENERAL’S CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION

 

Mayor Watson and Councillor Moffatt presented Mr. Rick Dods with a Certificate of Commendation on behalf of His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada for providing assistance to another person in a selfless manner.

 

 

RECOGNITION – CHINATOWN GATEWAY

 

Mayor Watson and Councillor Holmes presented certificates to Mr. Christopher Tan, Mr. Khanh Vu Duc, Mr. Lawrence Lee, Mr. Terry Cheng, Mr. Philip Yip, Mr. Ken Yip, Mr. John Maiorino, Ms. Irene Wong and Mr. Alan Tang, members of the Ottawa Chinatown Gateway Committee, in recognition of their support in bringing the Chinatown Gateway project to fruition.

 

 


Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

The regular Minutes of the meeting of 14 September 2011 were confirmed.

 

 

Declarations of interest including those originally arising from prior meetings

 

No declarations were received.

 

 

Communications

 

The following communications were received:

 

·         Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO):

·         Election Platform Commitments

·         Provincial Election 2011 – Municipal Forums

·         AMO’s 2011 Ontario Election Weekly Roundup – News from the Hustings for Municipalities and Party Commitments to AMO’s Top 12 Asks

 

 

·         Received from the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

·         Election platform [Change Book]

 

 

·         Petition containing 364 signatures opposing the zoning by-law amendment proposal concerning 55 MacKay Street in the New Edinburgh Heritage District. (Submitted in relation to the “Zoning – 55 Mackay Street” (File No. D02-02-11-047) item considered by the Planning Committee Meeting at their meeting of 13 September 2011. Reference Planning Committee Report 15A, Item 5)

 

 

Regrets

 

No regrets were filed.

 

 


Postponements and Deferrals

 

CITY COUNCIL –  14 SEPTEMBER 2011

 

MOTION NO. 19/4

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor A. Hubley

 

WHEREAS section 37 of the Purchasing By-law addresses unsatisfactory supplier performance in terms of failure to meet contract specifications, terms and conditions or for Health and Safety violations; and

 

WHEREAS the City Treasurer may, in consultation with the City Clerk and Solicitor, prohibit an unsatisfactory supplier from bidding on future contracts; and

 

WHEREAS there is a concern that unsatisfactory suppliers who may be prohibited from bidding on City contracts may attempt to circumvent the prohibition by bidding under a different legal name; and

 

WHEREAS in order to prevent unsatisfactory suppliers from circumventing the bidding prohibition, it is necessary to amend section 37 of the Purchasing By-law;

 

THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED that section 37 of the Purchasing By-law be amended to read as follows:

 

            “SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE

 

37. (1)        The Director shall document evidence and advise Supply Branch in writing where the performance of a supplier has been unsatisfactory in terms of failure to meet contract specifications, terms and conditions or for Health and Safety violations.

 

(2)        The City Treasurer may, in consultation with the City Solicitor, prohibit an unsatisfactory supplier from bidding on future contracts.

 

(3)        For the purposes of this section, the term “supplier” shall mean a supplier of goods and/or services and any principal, director or officer of that supplier, bidding directly for City contracts, or indirectly through another legal entity.

 


MOTION NO. 19/5

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor A. Hubley

 

WHEREAS industry representatives have requested a meeting with staff on the proposed amendment to better understand the proposal, with the goal being to ensure the definition as proposed will not cause unintended operational issues for the City, and have offered suggestions on how to strengthen the city’s policy and ensure that the industry is consistently meeting the high standards of the City;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the motion to amend section 37 of the Purchasing By-law be deferred to the next Council meeting.

 

DEFERRAL CARRIED

 

CITY COUNCIL – 28 SEPTEMBER 2011

 

MOTION NO. 20/1

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor A. Hubley

 

WHEREAS, given the excellent working relationship the City has with key stakeholders from which it purchases goods, services and construction, the City consulted with various industry organizations whose members may be affected by the amendment to section 37 of the Purchasing By-law proposed by Motion No. 19/4; and

 

WHEREAS, as a result of these consultations, a consensus was reached that the bidding prohibition remedy available pursuant to section 37 of the Purchasing By-law would only be invoked against unsatisfactory suppliers in exceptional circumstances; and

 

WHEREAS in order to prevent an unsatisfactory supplier who may be prohibited from bidding on City contracts from attempting to circumvent the process, it is necessary to make a technical amendment to Motion No. 19/4.

 

THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Motion No. 19/4 be amended so that section 37(3) of the Purchasing By-law read as follows:


 

            “SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE

 

37.       (3)        For the purposes of this section, the term “supplier” may mean a supplier of goods and/or services and any principal, director or officer of that supplier, bidding directly for City contracts, or indirectly through another legal entity.”

 

CARRIED

 

Motion No. 19/4, as amended by Motion No. 20/1 was then put to Council and is set out in full below:

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor A. Hubley

 

WHEREAS section 37 of the Purchasing By-law addresses unsatisfactory supplier performance in terms of failure to meet contract specifications, terms and conditions or for Health and Safety violations; and

 

WHEREAS the City Treasurer may, in consultation with the City Clerk and Solicitor, prohibit an unsatisfactory supplier from bidding on future contracts; and

 

WHEREAS there is a concern that unsatisfactory suppliers who may be prohibited from bidding on City contracts may attempt to circumvent the prohibition by bidding under a different legal name; and

 

WHEREAS in order to prevent unsatisfactory suppliers from circumventing the bidding prohibition, it is necessary to amend section 37 of the Purchasing By-law;

 

THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED that section 37 of the Purchasing By-law be amended to read as follows:

 

            “SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE

 

37. (1)        The Director shall document evidence and advise Supply Branch in writing where the performance of a supplier has been unsatisfactory in terms of failure to meet contract specifications, terms and conditions or for Health and Safety violations.

 

(2)        The City Treasurer may, in consultation with the City Solicitor, prohibit an unsatisfactory supplier from bidding on future contracts.

 

(3)        For the purposes of this section, the term “supplier” may mean a supplier of goods and/or services and any principal, director or officer of that supplier, bidding directly for City contracts, or indirectly through another legal entity..

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Motion to Introduce Reports

 

MOTION NO. 20/2

 

Moved by Councillor D. Chernushenko

Seconded by Councillor M. Wilkinson

 

That Community and Protective Services Committee Report 8, Environment Committee Report 9, Planning Committee Report 15A, and Transportation Committee Report 9 be received and considered.

 

And That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to receive and consider Planning Committee Report 16 because of the urgency of the item contained in the report (specific reason set out below.)

 

(Waiver of the Rules is being requested for Item 1 of Planning Committee Report 16 in order to provide certainty to the residents of the development.)

 

CARRIED

 

 


Committee Reports

 

COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 8

 

 

1.         Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP)

 

PROGRAMME CONJOINT DE PROTECTION CIVILE (PCPC)

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the contribution of $61,975 from the Emergency Management Program (EMP) capital project 901037 to leverage $185,926 in funding from the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program to support the purchase of Urban Search and Rescue equipment.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

2.         rEGulation of private parking ENFORCeMENT AGENCIES

 

RÈGLEMENT SUR LES AGENCES DE CONTRÔLE DU STATIONNEMENT SUR LES PROPRIÉTÉS PRIVÉES

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council approve:

 

1.                  Amendments to the Licensing By-law (By-law No. 2002-189, as amended), as detailed in Document 1, to establish regulations for the licensing and regulating of private parking enforcement agencies, including provisions that will allow for cost-recovery for eligible licensees and for delegated authority to staff to amend the threshold of Parking Infraction Notices required to be issued by licensees eligible for cost-recovery;


 

2.                  For consistency with the proposed licensing schedule, an amendment to Section 21(1) of Schedule “B” to the Delegation of Authority By-law (By-law No. 2011-28, as amended) which relates to similar cost recovery agreements with educational or health agencies or institutions, to provide that a minimum of 2,600 Parking Infraction Notices are required to be issued annually on the property by deputized personnel, as a condition of eligibility for revenue sharing.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

3.         review of taxi cost index and industry request for TAxi fare increase

 

EXAMEN DE L’INDICE DES COÛTS DES TAXIS ET DEMANDE DE L’INDUSTRIE VISANT À AUGMENTER LES TARIFS DE TAXI

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve the following amendments to the Taxi By-law (By-law No. 2005-481, as amended):

 

1.         A 0% taxi meter rate increase for 2011; and

 

2.         An adjustment to the Taxi Cost Index, as proposed in Document 2.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

4.          COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP MAJOR CAPITAL PROGRAM SUMMARY OF FUNDING ALLOCATIONS 2011

 

PROGRAMME DE PARTENARIATS COMMUNAUTAIRES POUR LES GRANDS PROJETS D’IMMOBILISATIONS – SOMMAIRE DE L’ATTRIBUTION DES FONDS POUR 2011

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the listing of projects as detailed in Document 1.

 

 


MOTION NO. 20/3

 

Moved by Councillor M. Taylor

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

WHEREAS the East Nepean Little League has submitted an application for the funding of a media building in South Nepean Park under the City’s 2011 Community Partnership Major Capital Program; and

 

WHEREAS the initial request for a City contribution of $130,000 was based on a three-way partnership between all levels of government towards the overall cost of $390,000; and

 

WHEREAS it has now been established that only two partners will participate in funding the project, requiring an equal contribution of $195,000; and

 

WHEREAS the Province of Ontario has confirmed that it will provide a 50 per cent contribution to the project; and

 

WHEREAS this project will greatly enhance the facilities at South Nepean Park and leave a legacy to the 2015 Canadian Little League Championships being held at the site; and

 

WHEREAS the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has identified that sufficient funds exist in the Community Partnership Major Capital Program to increase the City’s contribution to 50 per cent of project costs;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Document 1 of Community and Protective Services Report 8, Item 4, be amended such that the City’s contribution to the East Nepean Little League’s project be increased to $195,000, contingent upon receipt by the City of the Province’s 50% share of the funding.

CARRIED

Item 4 of the Community and Protective Services Committee Report 8 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 20/3.

 


 


 

5.          COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP MINOR CAPITAL PROGRAM
SUMMARY OF FUNDING ALLOCATIONS 2010

 

PROGRAMME DE PARTENARIATS COMMUNAUTAIRES POUR LES PETITS PROJETS D’IMMOBILISATIONSOMMAIRE DE L’ALLOCATION DE FONDS 2010

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive the listing of projects funded through the program in 2010 as detailed in Document 1.

 

RECEIVED

 

 

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 9

 

 

1.             2010 drinking water Quality Management System Annual report

 

                Rapport annuel 2010 du système de gestion de la qualité de l’eau potable

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive the 2010 Drinking Water Quality Management System Annual Report.

 

RECEIVED

 

 

 

2.            Ottawa River Action Plan – Year One Update

 

                Le plan d’action de la rivière des OutaouAis - Mise à jour de la première            année

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

RECEIVED

 


PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT 15A

 

 

1.             ZONING – 280 HERZBERG ROAD

 

ZONAGE – 280, CHEMIN HERZBERG

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

(This matter is Subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 280 Herzberg Road from General Industrial Zone Exception 1525 (IG[1525]) to Residential Fifth Density Subzone C Exception 1866 (R5C[1866]), as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 4.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

2.             ZONING – 306 CYR AVENUE

 

ZONAGE – 306, AVENUE CYR

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

(This matter is Subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 306 Cyr Avenue from I1A[8] H(9) to I1A [XXXX] H(9) as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

3.             ZONING – 409 TO 411 PRESTON STREET

 

ZONAGE – 409 À 411, RUE PRESTON

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

(This matter is Subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 409 and 411 Preston Street from TM[86] to TM[XXXX], as detailed in Document 2.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

4.             ZONING – 265 CATHERINE STREET

 

ZONAGE – 265, RUE CATHERINE

 

 

Committee recommendation AS AMENDED

 

(This matter is Subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By‑law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 265 Catherine Street, as shown on Document 1, from T2A (Ground Transportation Facility Zone) to GM [xxxx] (yyy) (General Mixed Use Zone [xxxx] S(yyy)) as detailed in Documents 2 and 3; and that the following changes be made to the details of the recommended zoning contained in Document 3 of the staff report:

 

Add the following statement:

In column III the text:

·         bus station

 

Add the following to the existing column V changes:

vi. Notwithstanding the above, a bus station must comply with the provisions of Table 210, Column I of the T2 zone.

 

That there be no further notice pursuant to Section 34 (17) of the Planning Act.

 

CARRIED

 

5.             ZONING – 55 MACKAY STREET

 

ZONAGE – 55, RUE MACKAY

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

(This matter is Subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By‑law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 55 MacKay Street from R4S[900] to R4S[XXXX] as shown on Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

6.             ZONING – 2852 MERIVALE ROAD

 

ZONAGE – 2852, CHEMIN MERIVALE

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

(This matter is Subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 2852 Merivale Road from R1E (Residential First Density Zone, Subzone E) to IL[XXXX] Light Industrial Zone, Exception, as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.

 

CARRIED

 

 


PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT 16

 

 

1.             DELETION OF SIDEWALK REQUIREMENT ON RIVER LANDING AVENUE IN HALF MOON BAY

 

SUPPRESSION DE L’OBLIGATION D’AMÉNAGER UN TROTTOIR SUR L’AVENUE RIVER LANDING DANS LE SECTEUR DE HALF MOON BAY

 

 

Committee recommendation

 

(This matter is Subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council approve the deletion of the requirement for Mattamy to construct the sidewalk on River Landing Avenue in Subdivision Plan 4M-1428, Half Moon Bay.

 

CARRIED

 

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 9

 

 

1.             SMART SALT PRACTICES - MOTION

 

                PRATIQUES EXEMPLAIRES POUR L’ÉPANDAGE DE SEL –MOTION

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve that the City of Ottawa continues to illustrate environmental leadership and stewardship by:

a.      working closely with the provincial Smart About Salt Council;

b.      adopting staff training programs to encourage smart salt practices for city parking lots and public facilities;

c.   phasing in a requirement for City contractors to be certified in smart salt usage;

d.   hosting a public-private Smart Salt Summit in the Fall of 2011 to share best practices in salt management with BOMA and other local public institutions;

e.   providing information for residents on the City website for smart salt usage for residents and private property.

 

CARRIED

 

 


Disposition of Items Approved by Committees Under Delegated Authority

 

That Council receive the list of items approved by its Committees under Delegated Authority, attached as Document 2.

 

RECEIVED

 

 

Motion to Adopt Reports

 

MOTION NO. 20/4

 

Moved by Councillor D. Chernushenko

Seconded by Councillor M. Wilkinson

 

That Community and Protective Services Committee Report 8, Environment Committee Report 9, Planning Committee Reports 15A and 16, and Transportation Committee Report 9, be received and adopted as amended.

 

CARRIED

 

 

Motions of Which Notice has been Given Previously

 

MOTION NO. 20/5

 

Moved by Councillor P. Clark

Seconded by Mayor J. Watson

 

WHEREAS in the late 1990’s, the elementary school at 200 Crichton Street in Ward 13 (the “Property’) was scheduled to be closed by the School Board (the “Board”) and,  due to the historic value of the heritage building to the community, a group known as the “Friends of Crichton”, subsequently incorporated as a non-profit organization under the name of Crichton Cultural Community Centre (the”4Cs”) was formed in an effort to save the Property and ensure it remained available for community use; and

 

WHEREAS The School of Dance (“TSOD was looking for new premises where it could offer dance programs and both organizations sought financial assistance from the former Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton in order to purchase the Property from the Board; and

 

WHEREAS it was ultimately agreed that TSOD would become the owner of the Property and that certain portions of the building would be made available to the 4Cs on a continuous basis; and

 

WHEREAS in 2001, the City of Ottawa provided $250,000 to TSOD on behalf of the Crichton Cultural Community Centre (4Cs) to buy the Property so that the latter group would have a beneficial interest in and access to the Property to provide community programming; and

 

WHEREAS the TSOD, the 4Cs and the City of Ottawa signed a Tri-Partite Agreement, which set out clear conditions on the use of the grant and establishing that the City would receive its $250,000 contribution should the building be sold; and

 

WHEREAS, since their early cohabitation of the Property, there have been ongoing disputes between TSOD and the 4Cs and that the City, in an attempt to protect its interest in the Property, attempted mediation on a number of occasions in an effort to resolve these issues;  and

 

WHEREAS mediation was not successful and these continuing disputes ultimately led to litigation and legal proceedings; and

 

WHEREAS on March 29th, 2011, an interim order was issued directing the judicial sale of the Property, which sale took place on August 31st, 2011;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the proceeds from the sale being remitted to the City, being $250,000, the value of the original grant, be made available to the Crichton Cultural Community Centre for the purchase of a facility, at the time of the purchase, to operate similar programming in Ward 13; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the grant be conditional on the agreement that the City will be remitted its full value should the new facility be sold.

 

CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 20/6

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor S. Moffatt

 

WHEREAS demolitions of residential dwelling units located in the former City of Ottawa are subject to the Demolition Control process as set out in the former City of Ottawa Demolition Control By-law, which is still in effect;

 

AND WHEREAS the residential dwelling unit located at 949 Cavan Street in the River Ward 16 was destroyed by fire in April 2011 and the owner tragically killed in the fire;

 

AND WHEREAS the process associated with remediating or disposing of destroyed property involved investigations by both the Fire Marshall and the Police Services, insurance claims settlement, among other things, and the building was recently released to the deceased owner’s family and estate;

 

AND WHEREAS the family and estate are in the process of preparing to submit a building permit application to reconstruct the building and in the interim wish to demolish the damaged building to the foundation pending resolution of the insurance claims process and preparations of the plans and documents for a building permit;

 

AND WHEREAS although the building has been secured and a property management firm monitors the property, there have been break-ins and illegal dumping on the property, which has increased the hardships experienced by the bereaved family;

 

AND WHEREAS the Ward Councillor has indicated her support for exempting this property from the requirements of the Demolition Control By-law;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT 949 Cavan Street be exempted from the requirements set out in the Demolition Control By-law in order to enable the demolition of the building to its foundation on the condition that the estate: (1) submits a building permit application for the reconstruction of the building no later than March 30, 2012, (2) ensures the seeding, sodding and maintenance of the property, and (3) does not use the property for any other interim use.

 

CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 20/7

 

Moved by Councillor R. Bloess

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa is the sole shareholder of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. which provides electricity to more than 296,000 residential and business customers in the City as well as the village of Casselman, and

 

WHEREAS, in 2009, Hydro One Networks Inc. successfully applied to the Ontario Energy Board for an order granting Hydro One leave to sell certain distribution system assets located within Hydro Ottawa’s service area to Hydro Ottawa Limited (“Hydro Ottawa”), and

 


WHEREAS the proposed transaction was promoted as one which would enable Hydro Ottawa to improve operational flexibility and reliability while not adversely affect the safety, reliability, quality of service or operational flexibility for other customers of Hydro One, and

 

WHEREAS local MPP Phil McNeely, in spite of the provincial government’s recent imposition of significant additional energy taxes, has declared himself to be a proponent of “fair hydro prices for all residents” and promised in 2002 that he himself would oversee the transfer of Hydro One customers with the stroke of a pen to Hydro Ottawa to facilitate the provision of better and less costly service for these customers, and

 

WHEREAS the HST and various levies and charges are causing financial hardship to many residents,

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT these Hydro One customers be transferred to Hydro Ottawa at no cost in accordance with Mr. McNeely's promise of eight years ago.

 

Mayor Watson ruled Motion No. 20/7 OUT OF ORDER as it is not within the jurisdiction of Council, as per subsection 54 of Procedure By-law 2006-462.

 

 

MOTION NO. 20/8

 

Moved by Councillor B. Monette

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

WHEREAS Route 174, formerly the Provincial Highway 17, was downloaded on the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton in 1998; and

 

WHEREAS the transfer of funding to the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton is considerably less than what it costs to maintain this Highway; and

 

WHEREAS this Highway serves more than just the local population; and

 

WHEREAS local MPPs have previously indicated a desire to repatriate this Highway but have failed to complete the transaction;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa upload full responsibilities and obligations of Highway 174 to the Province of Ontario.

 

Mayor Watson ruled Motion No. 20/8 OUT OF ORDER as it is not within the jurisdiction of Council, as per subsection 54 of Procedure By-law 2006-462.

 

Councillor R. Bloess challenged the Chair on his rulings with respect to Motion Nos. 20/7 and 20/8.

 

The Chair was sustained on a division of 20 YEAS to 2 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS (20):     Councillors D. Thompson, M. Wilkinson, A. Hubley, D. Holmes, K. Hobbs,
S. Blais, P. Clark, S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, S. Moffatt, T. Tierney,
D. Chernushenko, D. Deans, S. Desroches, K. Egli, P. Hume, M. Fleury,
R. Chiarelli, M. Taylor and Mayor J. Watson.

 

NAYS (2):      Councillors B. Monette and R. Bloess

 

 

MOTION NO. 20/9

 

Moved by Councillor S. Desroches

Seconded by Councillor A. Hubley

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa is moving forward with the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project; and

 

WHEREAS the OLRT construction project will generate significant economic opportunities in many sectors, including construction, professional services, technology; and

 

WHEREAS Ottawa's local private sector expertise could be engaged with the OLRT construction project;

 

WHEREAS trade laws do not permit the City to specify or mandate the inclusion of local companies in the construction project, and there are procurement guidelines that must be adhered to; and

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has the ability to play a leadership role in promoting local business participation and local employment in this $2.1 billion project within procurement guidelines and international trade regulations; and

  

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa work with Invest Ottawa (OCRI), and Chambers of Commerce to develop a strategy to promote employment opportunities and sub-contract opportunities for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project and associated commercial activity, to local companies; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City hosts an OLRT Trade Show whereby proponents who have been shortlisted through the Request for Qualification (RFQ) can interact and engage with local businesses, local trade schools, colleges and universities; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Rail Implementation Office report to Council on the actual local job creation and sub-contract awards.

 

CARRIED

 

 

Motions Requiring Suspension of the Rules of Procedure

 

MOTION NO. 20/10

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor S. Desroches

 

That the Rules of Procedure be waived, due to timelines required to coordinate the Budget Consultation Meetings, to consider the following:

 

WHEREAS at its meeting of 14 September 2011, Council amended the 2012 Budget Consultation Meetings outlined in Document 1 of the Finance Economic Development Committee Report 11, Item 4, “2012 Proposed Budget Process and Timetable”; and

 

WHEREAS the amending motion indicated that for the South meeting on November 3, 2012, the Walter Baker Sports Centre or the Nepean Sportsplex be used if available; and

 

WHEREAS neither location is available, and there is a need to amend the start and end time due to logistical considerations;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the South Budget Consultation Meeting outlined in Document 1 be further amended as follows:

 

South – November 3, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Rideauview Community Centre, Gymnasium

 

CARRIED

 

 

MOTION 20/11

 

Moved by Councillor K. Egli

Seconded by Mayor J. Watson

 

That the Rules of Procedure be suspended, as there are urgent timelines associated with the application for the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP) grant, to consider the following motion:

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa is home to a vibrant and historically rich Italian culture; and

 

WHEREAS the National Congress for Italian Canadians (NCIC) – National Capital District wishes to create the Italian Canadian Historical Centre at the Villa Marconi Long Term Care Centre; and

 

WHEREAS the cost of the project is estimated at $600,000; and

 

WHEREAS the NCIC has raised $40,000 for the project; and

 

WHEREAS the NCIC has received the federal CHRP grant of $250,000, and is seeking a provincial Trillium grant; and

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa wishes to recognize the contributions of Italian-Canadians to our community;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa provide a grant to the National Congress for Italian Canadians – National Capital District to cover the $22,160 Development Charge and the $5,800 Building Permit fee, to be funded from the One Time and Unforeseen Account.

 

CARRIED

 

 

Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)

 

(Note: The following Notice of Motion was subsequently Withdrawn by Councillor McRae.  The Motion will instead be considered by the Transportation Committee at their meeting of 5 October 2011.)

 

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor M. Taylor

 

WHEREAS the Central Park Gardening Group has approached the City for permission to make enhancements to a road allowance in Central Park;

 

AND WHEREAS Section 4 of the City of Ottawa Use & Care of Roads By-law 2003-498, as amended, says that no person shall break or dig up the sod or grass of a boulevard;

 

AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa does not provide approvals or permits for road allowance enhancements by private citizens or community groups;

 

AND WHEREAS the Central Park Gardening Club is a recognized sub-committee of the Ottawa Central Park Community Association Board, a recognized legal entity;

 

AND WHEREAS the Ottawa Central Park Community Association has agreed to enter into a Maintenance & Liability Agreement with the City;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that Section 4 of the Use & Care of Roads By-law 2003-498, as amended, be waived to allow the Gardening Group to landscape the Celebration Street boulevard; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the landscaping be completed in accordance with the conditions of a Maintenance & Liability Agreement.

 

 

Motion to Introduce By-laws                                                 Three Readings

 

MOTION NO. 20/12

 

Moved by Councillor D. Chernushenko

Seconded by Councillor M. Wilkinson

 

That the following by-laws be enacted and passed:

 

2011-338                  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.

 

2011-339                  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 280 Herzberg Road.

 

2011-340                  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 306 Cyr Avenue.

 

2011-341                  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 409 and 411 Preston Street.

 

2011-342                  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 265 Catherine Street.

 

2011-343                  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 55 MacKay Street.

 

2011-344                  A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 1, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 30, 33, 34, 42, 46 and 73 Madelon Drive as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2011-345                  A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on 2201, 2203, 2205 Angelica Avenue and 1956, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2019, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2024 and 2022 Pennyroyal Crescent, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2011-346                  A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate portions of Clemow Avenue, Patterson Avenue, Glebe Avenue, and O’Connor Street as a heritage conservation district.

 

2011-347                  A by-law of the City of Ottawa to establish the Social Housing Reserve Fund for the City of Ottawa and to repeal By-law No. 2003-327 (2004-327) in order to correct a typographical error.

 

2011-348                  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 2852 Merivale Road.

 

2011-349                  A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa to remove the holding symbol from the properties known municipally as 4635, 4703 and 4723 Bank Street.

 

2011-350                  A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2004-293 respecting the appointment of fence-viewers.

 

2011-351                  A by-law of the City of Ottawa to establish certain lands as common and public highway and assume them for public use (Breanna Cardill Street).

 

CARRIED

 

 


Confirmation By-law

 

MOTION NO. 20/13

 

Moved by Councillor D. Chernushenko

Seconded by Councillor M. Wilkinson

 

THAT By-law 2011-352 to confirm the proceedings of Council be enacted and passed.

 

CARRIED

 

 

Inquiries

 

From Councillor S. Blais regarding recreational guides.

From Councillor S. Blais regarding waste receptacles along pathways.

 

 

Adjournment

 

Council adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY CLERK

 

MAYOR