11 APRIL 2012
2. National Anthem (Councillor D. Deans)
3. Announcements/Ceremonial Activities
· Recognition – Mayor’s City Builder Award
· Recognition – Equity and Diversity Awards
4. Roll Call
5. Confirmation of Minutes
Confirmation of the Minutes of the regular meeting of 28 March 2012.
6. Declarations of interest including those originally arising from prior meetings
Responses to Inquiries:
· 04-12 - MAP Access for Members of Council and Councillor’s Assistants
Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO):
· Ontario’s Provincial and Municipal Budgets Must be Sustainable
· The 2012 Provincial Budget
· Federal Budget 2012 Details
· AMO Report to Members Highlights of the March 2012 Board Meeting
· Update on OMERS: April 3, 2012
Councillors S. Desroches (City Business) and R. Bloess have advised they will be absent from the Council meeting of 11 April 2012.
9. Motion to Introduce Reports
(Councillors K. Hobbs and P. Clark)
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.
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.”
3. REVIEW OF TAXI bY-LAW – VARIOUS AMENDMENTS
EXAMEN DU rEglementS Municipal sur les taxis – PLUSIEURS MODIFICATIONS
Committee meeting information
Delegations: 8 delegations with the majority pleased with the report. Many were taxi cab owners or drivers. Those opposed were those who had waited for accessible plates.
Debate: Committee spent 2 hours with presentations, delegations & discussion.
Vote: Councillor Holmes introduced a motion to defer which LOST, 1 YEAS to 5 NAYS. The recommendations carried, as presented, with Councillor Holmes dissenting on recommendation 1.c)
Position of Advisory Committee(s): No Advisory Committees came to speak but the Committee received a memorandum from Accessibility Advisory Committee asking to change recommendations 1.c, 1.d and 1.h
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
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.
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.
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.
10. Bulk Consent Agenda
That Council approve the Bulk Consent Agenda attached as Document 1.
11. 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.
12. Motion to Adopt Reports (Councillors K. Hobbs and P. Clark)
13. Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)
14. Motion to Introduce By-laws Three Readings
(Councillors K. Hobbs and P. Clark)
a) A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2006-76 respecting fees and charges for Ottawa Fire Services.
b) 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.
c) 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.
d) 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.
e) 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.
f) 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.
g) A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2009-396 respecting fees and charges for solid waste services.
h) A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-500 respecting the water surcharge and other water system charges.
i) A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-514 respecting fees for sewer use.
j) 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.
k) A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2002-4 respecting antenna systems.
l) 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.
m) 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.
n) A by-law of the City of Ottawa to close the Lane adjacent to 630 Island Park Drive.
15. Confirmation By-law (Councillors K. Hobbs and P. Clark)
17. Adjournment (Councillors K. Hobbs and P. Clark)
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