Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee


Meeting #:
Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, Main Floor, 101 Centrepointe Drive, and by electronic participation
  • Chair George Darouze, 
  • Vice-Chair Clarke Kelly, 
  • Councillor David Brown, 
  • Councillor Catherine Kitts, 
  • and Councillor Matt Luloff 

Kelly Crozier,
Committee Coordinator
(613) 580-2424, ext. 16875

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Except where otherwise indicated, reports requiring Council consideration will be presented to Council on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 in Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Report 9.

The deadline to register by phone to speak, or submit written comments or visual presentations is 4 pm on Wednesday, November 29, and the deadline to register by email to speak is 9:00 am on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

ACS2023-FCS-FSP-0016 - City Wide

The draft budget was tabled at the Council meeting of November 8, 2023. The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee report on the draft budget will be considered by Council at its meeting of December 6, 2023.

  • Report Recommendation

    That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee consider the relevant portions of the 2024 Operating and Capital Budgets including the tax and rate supported programs, and make recommendations to Council sitting in Committee of the Whole
    to be held December 6, 2023.

ACS2023-PRE-EDP-0053 - Osgoode (20), Rideau-Jock (21)

  • Report recommendation(s)

    That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee approve the recommendations on the Rural Community-Building Grants Program applications as detailed in Document 1.

ACS2023-PRE-PSX-0003 - Orléans South-Navan (19)


  • Report recommendation(s)

    1. That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 for 4348 & 4560 Dunning Road, as shown in Document 1, to prohibit residential development on the retained lands, and to permit a reduced lot width on the severed lands, as detailed in Document 2.
    2. That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee approve the Consultation Details Section of this report be included as part of the ‘brief explanation’ in the Summary of Written and Oral Public Submissions, to be prepared by the Office of the City Clerk and submitted to Council in the report titled, “Summary of Oral and Written Public Submissions for Items Subject to the Planning Act ‘Explanation Requirements’ at the City Council Meeting of December 6, 2023 subject to submissions received between the publication of this report and the time of Council’s decision.

ACS2023-PRE-EDP-0041 - City Wide 

  • Report recommendation(s)

    That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommends:

    1. That Council approve the proposed amendments to the Site Alteration By law 2018-164, as described in this report and attached as Document 1.
    2. That the General Manager, Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development and the City Solicitor be delegated the authority to finalize the amendments and bring forward the amending by-law to Council for enactment.

ACS2023-PRE-EDP-0051 - City Wide

  • Report recommendation(s)

    That the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council: 

    1. Grant four (4) Municipal Support Resolution requests for proposed Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) projects within the Rural Area, as documented in this report, which shall not preclude the requirement to comply with any and all, current or future municipal regulations or applicable approvals and permit processes which may apply; 
    2. Direct staff to include renewable energy generation and BESS facilities in the development review and approvals processes, as part of an upcoming report in Q1 2024 with zoning provisions for renewable energy generation and BESS facilities;
    3. Direct staff to provide a Memorandum to Council with an update on the LT1 RFP procurement results as soon as they become available, including any updates from the Province on the municipal role within Ontario Regulation 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals under the Environmental Protection Act) since the repeal of the Green Energy Act; and  
    4. Grant delegated authority to the General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development, or their delegate, to decide on future Municipal Support Resolutions requests, which conform to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law, conditional upon required development approvals and permits which may apply. 

Next Meeting

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