11 APRIL 2012
OTTAWA POLICE SERVICES BOARD REPORT 7
1. POLICE SERVICES BOARD ACTIVITY, TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE – 2011 ANNUAL REPORT
RAPPORT ANNUEL SUR LES ACTIVITÉS, LA FORMATION ET LE RENDEMENT DE LA COMMISSION DE SERVICES POLICIERS - 2011
That Council receive this report for information.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT 17
1. ZONING – 5582 MANOTICK MAIN STREET
ZONAGE – 5582, RUE MANOTICK MAIN
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 5582 Manotick Main Street from Village Residential First Density, Subzone P (V1P) to Village Residential First Density, Subzone P Exception [XXXr] (V1P[XXXr]) as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 3.
COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 13A
1. COMMEMORATIVE NAMING COMMITTEE PROPOSAL – DONOGHUE MEMORIAL PARK
PROPOSITION DU COMITÉ SUR LES DÉNOMINATIONS COMMÉRORATIVES – PARC COMMÉMORATIF DONOGHUE
That Council approve the proposal to rename Hillside Park, located at 29 Larkspur Drive, as Donoghue Memorial Park.”
2. COMMEMORATIVE NAMING COMMITTEE PROPOSAL – KRISTINA KISS PARK AND SOCCER FIELD
PROPOSITION DU COMITÉ SUR LES DÉNOMINATIONS COMMÉRORATIVES – PARC ET TERRAIN DE SOCCER KRISTINA-KISS
That Council approve the proposal to name a park, located at 100 Akerson Road, as “Kristina Kiss Park and Soccer Field.”
3. REVIEW OF TAXI bY-LAW – VARIOUS AMENDMENTS
EXAMEN DU rEglementS Municipal sur les taxis – PLUSIEURS MODIFICATIONS
1. Re-enact the Taxi By-law (By-law No. 2005-481, as amended), as well as approve specific amendments thereto, as summarized below and detailed in Document 1, to take effect September 1, 2012:
a) increase the maximum age limit for a taxicab from seven (7) to eight (8) model years, and the maximum age limit for replacement vehicles from four (4) to five (5) model years;
b) require that all taxicabs be inspected in the Fall and that those taxicabs which are older than five (5) model years be inspected in both the Spring and the Fall;
c) permit all accessible plate holders to transfer or sell their plates after five (5) years from the date of initial issuance or from the transfer date, and repeal the requirement for them to be the primary driver on the plate;
d) not issue any additional accessible taxicab plates until the plate/population ratio warrants it and, when that is the case, authorize the Chief License Inspector to re-commence issuance accordingly;
e) replace the requirement for all licensed taxicab drivers to attend a refresher course with enhanced customer service training for drivers where the Chief License Inspector deems it appropriate and that delegated authority be granted the Chief License Inspector to so require;
f) reflect the requirements and language used in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and Regulations under the Act, (e.g. the prohibition from charging a fee for the storage of mobility aids or mobility assistive devices);
g) require that the vehicle identification number on all taxicabs be in Arial 600 font;
h) require that all accessible taxicab drivers be required to provide accessible taxicab service in all areas of the City of Ottawa with the following stipulations:
i. service is to be provided for disabled persons who are registered with Para Transpo or with a community support agency;
ii. the transport of passengers is between the unregulated (rural) area and the regulated area, and vice versa, only; and
iii. the fare will be the amount shown on the meter or $30.00, whichever is greater;
i) establish a License Transfer Fee of $3800 per plate upon the death of a plate holder with two or more plates to be transferred;
j) require, as a condition of issuance or renewal of a license, that all applicants and licensees have duly paid all fines imposed under the Provincial Offences Act;
k) effect various administrative and minor policy amendments, and clarifications, including the addition of definitions and of the ability of the Chief License Inspector to impose such additional conditions with respect to the issuance or renewal of a license, as he or she deems necessary to ensure public safety (including passengers and drivers) and consumer protection; and
Delegate authority to staff to prepare a new, consolidated by-law, including the above-noted amendments, to place on the Agenda of a future Council meeting.
2. Direct staff to:
a) review the licensing and regulation of companies which transport both the person and the person’s vehicle for a fee;
b) review the current limousine licensing regulations to ensure that limousine operators do not operate as illegal or “bandit” taxicabs;
c) partner with the City’s Public Works Department to develop amendments to the Traffic and Parking By-law to permit occupied taxicabs to park in spaces adjacent to fire hydrants in order to increase the number of taxi stand spaces, particularly in the city’s core areas;
d) consider, the inclusion of a prohibition on the advertising or promotion of illegal taxicabs by businesses licensed under that by-law. as part of the Business Licensing By-law review
CARRIED as amended by the following Motions:
Moved by Councillor K. Egli
Seconded by Councillor T. Tierney
WHEREAS Recommendation 1 h) iii currently recommends that all accessible taxicab drivers be required to provide accessible taxicab service in all areas of the City of Ottawa for disabled persons who are registered with Para Transpo or with a community support agency between the unregulated (rural) area and the regulated area, and vice versa such that “the fare will be the amount shown on the meter or $30.00, whichever is greater”; and
WHEREAS the current wording of this recommendation needs further refinement to reflect the municipality’s statutory requirements under Section 80 (1) (a) of the regulations pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Recommendation 1 h) iii be amended to delete the phrase, “or $30.00, whichever is greater”.
Moved by Councillor A. Hubley
Seconded by Councillor S. Blais
WHEREAS Council wants to establish a level playing field for all current taxi plate holders; and
WHEREAS Council seeks to create a uniform and equitable structure for plate ownership for all previously issued plates; and
WHEREAS the Council may ultimately want to move toward a single transferable class of taxi plate; and
WHEREAS the plate owner may be able to transfer said plate on the open market at a price dictated by the open market;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, given the growth of the City of Ottawa and the future requirement for more taxis to service that growth, staff report back to Council within six months on all possible options for restructuring taxi plate fees, including options for capturing the market value of such plates for the taxpayers of the City of Ottawa; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Council direct that the Chief License Inspector review options to determine how service demands could be met which may include identifying mechanisms which would not allow for the transfer of standard taxicab plates to occur unless such plates were made accessible.
Moved by Councillor P. Clark
Seconded by Councillor M. Fleury
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff investigate the potential for the City to obtain first right of refusal to purchase licenses being transferred, this would be an option to be exercised as funding is available with the objective that (over time) the licenses would all be non-transferrable.
REFERRED by the following Motion:
Moved by Councillor P. Hume
Seconded by Councillor M. McRae
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clark/Fleury motion be referred to staff.
Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry
Seconded by Councillor J. Harder
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Recommedation 1.d) be replaced with the following:
1. d) That the 12 remaining accessible taxi plate holder licenses that have not been issued, be offered to candidates in accordance with the Accessible Priorities List and related processes provided under the Taxi By-Law.
Directions to Staff
That in conjunction with the Hubley/Blais motion, staff be directed to investigate the following:
1) The possibility of requiring taxicab owners, when they are purchasing their next vehicle, to purchase accessible vehicles.
2) The possibility of having a commission paid to the City on the value of any transfer sale of a taxi license, e.g. if a taxi license is sold for $200,000, at 10% commission, the City would received $20,000 commission plus the license transfer fee.
That staff consider but not be limited to the following criteria when developing the refresher course outlined in 1.e) of the report: the number of consumer complaints against the drive, the years of driver experience as a taxi operator, and any and all Provincial Offences convictions.
4. WINTHROP COURT - GREEN SPACE PORTION OF THE PROPERTY BEHIND FIRE STATION 22 AT 1397 RICHMOND ROAD BE DEDICATED AS A PARK
COUR WINTHROP - D’ATTRIBUER LA DÉSIGNATION DE PARC À L’ESPACE VERT SITUÉ DERRIÈRE LA CASERNE DE POMPIERS NO 22, AU 1397, CHEMIN RICHMOND
That Council approve that the green space portion of the property behind Fire Station 22 at 1397 Richmond Road be dedicated as a park.
FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 19
1. APPLYING FINANCIAL PENALTIES TO CONTRACTS ISSUED BY OC TRANSPO
INCLUSION DE PÉNALITÉS FINANCIÈRES AUX CONTRATS ÉMIS PAR oc tRANSPO
That Council approve that contracts issued by OC Transpo include a Liquidated Damages clause where the potential or actual consequences to it would be significant from a financial or service delivery perspective for failure to deliver on-time or to expected standards.
2. 2012 CITY OF OTTAWA MUNICIPAL ACCESSIBILITY PLAN (COMAP) UPDATE REPORT
MISE À JOUR DU RAPPORT SUR LE PLAN D’ACCESSIBILITÉ MUNICIPAL DE LA VILLE D’OTTAWA (PAMVO) 2012
1. Receive for information the 2011-2012 City of Ottawa Municipal Accessibility Plan (COMAP) report;
2. Approve the 2012-2016 City of Ottawa Municipal Accessibility Plan as outlined in this report;
3. Approve the City of Ottawa Accessibility Policy to replace the Standards for Accessible Customer Service policy;
4. Approve the Accessible Formats and Communication Supports Procedures in lieu of the Multiple Formats Policy; and,
5. Approve the Accessibility Impacts Checklist as outlined in this report.
3. 2011 YEAR END MFIPPA REPORT - SUMMARY
RAPPORT DE FIN D'ANNÉE SUR L'APPLICATION DE LA LAIMPVP - SOMMAIRE 2011
That Council receive this report for information.
4. CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES - 2012 LEVIES
PRÉLÈVEMENTS 2012 DES OFFICES DE PROTECTION DE LA NATURE
That Council approve the 2012 levies as presented in Document 1 for the following:
1. Rideau Valley Conservation Authority;
2. South Nation Conservation Authority; and
3. Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority.
5. 2012 BUDGETS AND SPECIAL LEVIES FOR BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREAS AND SPARKS STREET MALL AUTHORITY
BUDGETS DE 2012 POUR LES ZONE D’AMÉLIORATION COMMERCIAL ET L’ADMINISTRATION DU MAIL DE LA RUE SPARKS
1. That Council approve the 2012 budgets and special levies, as presented in Document 1, for the following:
Bank Street BIA
Bells Corners BIA
ByWard Market BIA
Carp Road Corridor BIA
Sparks Street BIA
Sparks Street Mall Authority
Somerset Village BIA
Somerset Chinatown BIA
Wellington West BIA
2. That Council enact the BIA levy by-laws and the Sparks Street Mall Authority by-law for the BIAs and mall authority listed in Recommendation 1 once the 2012 tax ratios are approved by Council.
6. REPORT ON BUDGET EXPENSES PURSUANT TO ONTaRIO REGULATION 284/09
Rapport sur les dépenses budgétaires conformément au règlement de l’ONtario 284/09
That Council receive this report for information.
7. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR NEW ARENA FACILITY IN SHEFFORD PARK
Partenariat pUBLIC-PRIVé pour un nouvel aréna au parc SHEFFORD
That Council approve that staff initiate a P3 Process for the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a multi-pad arena in Shefford Park as described in this report.
8. BROWNFIELDS PROPERTY TAX ASSISTANCE/ REHABILITATION GRANT APPLICATION – UNITRIN DEVELOPMENTS Inc. AND Triform DEVELOPMENTS INC. – 280 – 300 wEST HUNT CLUB ROAD (FILE NO. F18-04-11-UNIT)
demande d’allègement de l’impôt foncier et de subvention pour la remise en valeur des friches industrielles – Unitrin Developments Inc. et Triform Developments Inc. – 280–300, rue HUNT CLUB OUEST (dossier no F18-04-11-UNIT)
That Council approve:
1. The Brownfields Property Tax Assistance/Rehabilitation Grant Application submitted by Unitrin Developments Inc. and Triform Developments Inc., owners of the property at 280-300 West Hunt Club Road, for a Brownfields Property Tax Assistance and Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant not to exceed $4,579,511.00 payable as a property tax rebate or equivalent to Unitrin Developments Inc. and Triform Developments Inc. over a maximum of eight years subject to the establishment of, and in accordance with, the terms and conditions of the Brownfields Property Tax Assistance/Rehabilitation Grant Agreement;
2. Delegation of authority to the Deputy City Manager, Planning and Infrastructure, to execute a Brownfields Property Tax Assistance/Rehabilitation Grant Agreement with Unitrin Developments Inc. and Triform Developments Inc. establishing the terms and conditions governing the payment of the Brownfields Property Tax Assistance/Rehabilitation Grant for 280-300 West Hunt Club Road to the satisfaction of the Deputy City Manager, Planning and Infrastructure, the City Clerk and Solicitor and the City Treasurer;
3. An exemption for the proposed redevelopment at 280-300 West Hunt Club Road from paying future Municipal development charges up to a maximum of $2,029,651.00 under Section 7 of the South Urban Centre Stormwater Development Charges By-law, 2009 in accordance with the Guideline for the Development Charge Reduction Program due to Site Contamination approved by Council March 28, 2007 and included in the $4,579,511.00 grant request as outlined in Recommendation 1 above;
4. The enactment of a property tax assistance by-law providing tax assistance for the property at 280-300 West Hunt Club Road in the form of conditional cancellation and/or deferral of the increase in the taxes levied on the property for municipal purposes under the provisions and requirements of Section 365.1, as amended, of the Municipal Act with the amount not to exceed $4,579,511.00 subject to the terms and conditions of the Brownfields Property Tax Assistance/Rehabilitation Grant Agreement; and
5. Staff to apply for matching property education tax assistance for the property at 280-300 West Hunt Club Road under the Provincial Brownfields Financial Tax Incentive Program or through any other replacement program administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
9. RENOVATION OF 658.9m2 (7,092 SQUARE FEET) AT 255 CENTRUM BOULEVARD
RÉNOVATION D’UNE SURFACE DE 658,9 m2 (7 092 PIEDS CARRÉS) AU 255, BOULEVARD CENTRUM
That Council approve a change in scope for the retrofit of the former Council Chambers / auditorium area and existing office space located within 255 Centrum Boulevard which was previously approved in Council Report ACS2010-CMR-REP-0028 and was specific to a lease with the Federal Government.
10. Application for APPROVAL TO EXPROPRIATE LANDS
DEMANDE D’APPROBATION D’EXPROPRIATION
That Council approve the application for approval to expropriate lands pursuant to Section 4 of the Expropriations Act, that are required to facilitate:
1. The widening and construction of Trim Road, between North Service Road and Innes Road;
2. The widening and construction of St. Joseph Boulevard/Old Montreal Road, between Highway 174 Ramp 45 and the Cardinal Creek Bridge;
3. The widening and construction of Tenth Line Road, between Vanguard Drive and the South Urban Boundary;
4. The widening and construction of Jockvale Road, between Paul Métivier Drive and Cambrian Road;
5. The construction of the intersection of Eagleson Road and Fernbank Road; and
6. The protection of a section of land required for Rapid Transit Network identified on Official Plan Schedule D, being part of 855 Carling Avenue.
11. DECLARATION OF SURPLUS - ROMAN AVENUE PROPERTIES
déclaration d’excédent – propriétés de l’avenue roman
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED:
That Council approve that the proceeds from the sale of the houses be deposited in West Transitway Account #904688 to fund implementation of the interim transit improvement measures approved by Council in report ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0178 in November 2011.
PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT 28
1. DRAFT BILL 20, AN ACT TO AMEND THE BUILDING CODE, 1992
PROJET DE LOI 20, LOI MODIFIANT LA LOI DE 1992 SUR LE CODE DU BÂTIMENT
1. Endorse the expression of concerns with respect to Bill 20 contained with the letter attached as Document 1 to this motion.
2. Request the Chair, Planning Committee forward this letter to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.
MOTION REFERRED BY THE TRANSIT COMMISSION MEETING FROM THEIR SPECIAL OF 11 APRIL 2012 – RATIFICATION OF THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 279
WHEREAS the City of Ottawa (the City) and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 279 (ATU 279) have committed to working collaboratively to resolve issues of mutual concern in the workplace; and
WHEREAS this joint commitment resulted in a one-year renewal of the collective agreement in October 2011 that was approved unanimously by City Council and overwhelmingly supported by an 83% vote of the ATU 279 membership; and
WHEREAS the City and ATU 279 committed to returning to the bargaining table to negotiate a longer-term renewal of the collective agreement; and
WHEREAS the collective agreement between the City and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 279 (ATU 279) expired on March 31, 2012; and
WHEREAS the bargaining teams for the City and the ATU 279 have been in negotiations since December 8, 2011, in an effort to conclude a longer-term renewal of the collective agreement; and
WHEREAS the City and ATU 279 bargaining teams concluded a tentative agreement on March 30, 2012, subject to ratification by the ATU 279 membership and City Council; and
WHEREAS the ATU membership has ratified the tentative agreement by a vote of 85%; and
WHEREAS the tentative agreement is affordable and fair to taxpayers and our employees and serves to ensure continuous transit service for passengers;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That City Council, with the Transit Commission’s endorsement, ratify the tentative agreement reached with the ATU Local 279 and that the terms of the tentative agreement be made public.
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.
By-laws Three Readings
2012-100 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2006-76 respecting fees and charges for Ottawa Fire Services.
2012-101 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2006-75 respecting fees and charges for inspections and file searches by Ottawa Fire Services.
2012-102 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 300 to 316 Trailsedge Way (even only) and 724 to 754 Morningstar Way (even only) as being exempt from Part Lot Control.
2012-103 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.
2012-104 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-527 respecting a schedule of retention periods for certain records of the City of Ottawa.
2012-105 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to change the name of rue Bréboeuf Street (formerly Bréboeuf Street and Brébeuf Street) a municipal highway in the City of Ottawa, to rue Brébeuf Street.
2012-106 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2009-396 respecting fees and charges for solid waste services.
2012-107 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-500 respecting the water surcharge and other water system charges.
2012-108 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-514 respecting fees for sewer use.
2012-109 A by-law of the City of Ottawa respecting the delegation of authority to various officers of the City and to repeal By-law No. 2011-28.
2012-110 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2002-4 respecting antenna systems.
2012-111 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 5582 Manotick Main Street.
2012-112 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2011-451 respecting planning fees for an application for municipal review of an antenna system.
2012-113 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to close the Lane adjacent to 630 Island Park Drive.