Ottawa City Council

Agenda

Meeting #:
37
Date:
Time:
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Location:
Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, and by electronic participation

Melinda Aston, Council Coordinator,

613-580-2424 ext. 21838, Melinda.Aston@ottawa.ca


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Councillor L. Johnson

  • Petition received containing the signatures of 54 individuals requesting Ottawa City Council that Champneuf Drive be repaved due to ongoing traffic circulation from major artery Jeanne D'Arc Blvd.

No regrets were filed. 

  • Moved by R. Brockington
    Seconded byJ. Bradley

File No. ACS2024-PDB-RHU-0044 - Somerset (Ward 14)

  • Committee recommendations

    That Council:

    1. Approve the application to demolish the building at 267 O’Connor Street conditional upon:
      1. The applicant constructing a Privately Owned Public Space in accordance with the requirements attached in Document 6
    2. Delegate the authority to the General Manager, Planning, Development and Building Services Department to negotiate and execute a Development Agreement with the applicant for the design and construction of a temporary Privately Owned Public Space. 
    3. Delegate the authority for minor design changes to the Program Manager, Heritage Planning, Planning, Development and Building Services.
    4. Approve the issuance of the heritage permit with a three-year expiry date from the date of the Development Agreement registration unless otherwise extended by Council.

File No. ACS2024-EPS-BLR-0001 - Citywide

  • Committee Recommendation

    That Council receive this report for information.

File No. ACS2024-EPS-OFS-0003 - Citywide

  • Committee Recommendation

    That Council approve the proposed Ottawa Fire Services Establishing By-law as described in this report and in the general form set out in Document 1, and repeal By-law 2009-319 (as amended).

File No. ACS2024-PWD-SWS-0003 – City-wide

  • Committee Recommendations

    That Council:

    1. Receive, for information, the detailed cost analysis and implementationplan for onboarding all remaining multi-residential properties serviced bythe City of Ottawa to an organics diversion program; and,
    2. Receive, for information, details of the 2026 Multi-Residential Collection Contract including enhancements to operations and collection efficiencies.

File No. ACS2024-PWD-SWS-0002 – City-wide

  • Committee Recommendations

    That Council:

    1. Receive an update on the City-wide communications and engagement plan and operational readiness plan in advance of the firm three-garbage item limit being implemented on Monday, September 30, 2024;
    2. Approve leveraging the administration of the Yellow Bag Program to accommodate households exceeding three garbage items on any given garbage collection week, based on direction from City Council on June 14, 2023 through Motion no. 2023-16-06, and following consultation with the Solid Waste Planning Council Sponsor’s Group;
    3. Direct staff to consult with property owners and delegates to explore tailored approaches to mitigate enforcement challenges faced by collections staff for properties with common pad collection and properties with two or more units receiving curbside waste collection services and delegate the authority to staff to take the steps necessary to pilot tailored approaches with willing owners, as outlined in the report, and report back to Council on progress in 2025; and,
    4. Receive the results of the Third-Party Review of data used to inform the Curbside Waste Diversion Policy report, appended as Document 1.

ACS2024-TSD-RCP-0002 - City Wide

  • Committee recommendation(s)

    That Council 

    1. Approve the updated O-Train Proximity Study Guidelines as described in this report and shown in Document 1.
    2. Delegate the authority to the General Manager, Transit Services, to make any amendments, changes and updates to the Guidelines and the use of this delegated authority shall be reported to Council on an annual basis. 

File No. ACS2024-PRE-RHU-0023 – City-wide

  • Committee Recommendation(s)

    That Council: 

    1. Approve the proposed amendments to improve administration as well as clarify and harmonize existing regulation for the following By-laws as described in the Report and detailed in Document 1:
      1. Private Approach By-law (By-law No. 2003-447)
      2. Road Activity By-law (By-law No. 2003-445)
      3. Use and Care of Roads By-law (By-law No. 2003-498)
    2. Delegate authority to the City Solicitor to prepare and finalize the required amending by-laws for enactment by Council.

File No. ACS2024-PDB-TP-0002 – City-wide

  • Committee Recommendation(s)

    That Council:

    1. Authorize the General Manager of Planning, Development and Building Services to enter into an agreement (including any amendments, extensions, or renewals) with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to build new cycling facilities on the Maitland Avenue bridge over Highway 417; and
    2. Authorize the financial allocation of the City’s Major Active Transportation Structures Program budget to be used to reimburse the Province of Ontario up to a maximum amount of $5,403,185.84 (includes sunk HST) for the construction of these cycling facilities, as described in the report.

File No. ACS2024-OCC-CCS-0039 – Kitchissippi (Ward 15) 

  • Committee recommendation(s)

    That Council approve:

    1. That all temporary construction encroachment fees collected in association with the development, estimated to be approximately $550,000, be directed to a deferred revenue account, to fund the design and implementation of enhanced public realm improvements in and around Somerset Square; and
    2. That once sufficient revenue from temporary construction encroachment fees, and other funds has been received to commence the project, a new internal account will be set up for the design and implementation of enhanced public realm improvements in and around Somerset Square with funding from the temporary construction encroachment fees to be limited to expenditures on lands within the right-of-way; and
    3. That at the conclusion of these works any residual temporary construction encroachment revenue in the internal order be returned to Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development Department general revenues.

ACS2024-PDB-PS-0006 - Somerset (14)

  • Committee recommendation(s)

    That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 for 224 Preston Street, as shown in Document 1, to permit a six-storey mixed-use building, as detailed in Document 2.

ACS2024-PDB-PS-0059 - Stittsville (6)

  • Committee recommendation(s)

    That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 for 1927 Maple Grove Road, as shown in Document 1, to permit townhome units, as detailed in Document 2.

ACS2024-SI-ED-0001 - Alta Vista (18)

  • Committee recommendation(s)

    That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 for 451 Smyth Road to permit a six-storey, state-of-the-art medical research facility, as detailed in Document 2.

ACS2024-OCC-CCS-0056 - City Wide

  • Report Recommendation

    That Council approve the Summaries of Oral and Written Public Submissions for items considered at the City Council Meeting of May 15, 2024, that are subject to the ‘Explanation Requirements’ being the Planning Act, subsections 17(23.1), 22(6.7), 34(10.10) and 34(18.1), as applicable, as described in this report and attached as Document 1.

  • Moved by R. Brockington
    Seconded byJ. Bradley

Deferred from the Council meeting on May 15, 2024.

  • Moved by S. Menard
    Seconded byM. Carr

    WHEREAS Bank Street is designated as a Traditional Mainstreet in the Official Plan (OP), and this designation is among the OP's intensification target areas and Design Priority Areas, and

    WHEREAS the City is undertaking a full integrated renewal of Bank Street (From Old Ottawa South, Billings Bridge, Riverside to Walkley Road), including underground infrastructure and utilities and this represents a once in 75 year opportunity to achieve economies of scale; and 

    WHEREAS Bank Street (Riverside to Ledbury) is a mixed-use area with significant development potential, businesses, transit stops, and is being re-designed to better facilitate pedestrian activity, traffic safety, and bicycling; and 

    WHEREAS the required five-metre development setback from overhead hydro lines translates into a loss of development potential in some areas and therefore a loss of development-related revenue and foregone taxable property assessment potential;

    WHEREAS there are currently new developments that are being planned for 1330, 1335, 1400 Bank and other areas that could benefit from buried hydro wires, making this an opportune moment for burial;

    WHEREAS there is more intensification that has been revealed through the comprehensive zoning bylaw update planned along Bank Street and significant business frontages on this corridor;

    WHEREAS this proposed hydro burial would comply with direction in the New Official Plan;

    WHEREAS the additional cost for hydro burial will be an additional future capital project ask, subject to Council approval;

    WHEREAS opportunities for resilience in the grid don’t come along often and Ottawa has been seeing more wind storms, power outages, and repairs required;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council requests staff to investigate and include Hydro wire burial along select sections of Bank Street in the renewal area subject to project scope, estimates and funding to be confirmed.

  • Moved by S. Plante
    Seconded byL. Dudas

    WHEREAS the participation rates of Canadians engaging in healthy physical activities has declined, while inactivity and obesity continues to rise in Canada; and

    WHEREAS health and fitness ought to be promoted and embraced by Canadians of all ages and abilities; and

    WHEREAS many Canadian cities have taken up the annual challenge of encouraging and promoting physical activity, including Calgary, Saskatoon, Montréal and Victoria; and

    WHEREAS the City of Ottawa offers a multitude of recreation and leisure programming and promotes active and healthy living through a number of initiatives; and

    WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has previously offered incentives to residents to embrace physical activity and fitness in recognition of past National Health and Fitness Days; and

    WHEREAS Ottawa Public Health has indicated that staying active is a positive coping strategy to taking care of your mental health; and 

    WHEREAS the City of Ottawa Departments (Ottawa Public Health, Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department and others) work together on improving access to and encouraging physical activity for residents; and

    WHEREAS the City of Ottawa encourages residents to get outside and enjoy outdoor amenities such as parks, hiking and bike trails, courts, and skateboard parks; and

    WHEREAS The City of Ottawa has a “Play Free” initiative offering a selection of free drop-in programming for children and youth; and

    WHEREAS the City of Ottawa wishes to encourage all residents to embrace physical activity and fitness by participating in Free Play activities, as well as a free virtual Zumba class on Saturday, June 1, 2024 in recognition of 2024 National Health and Fitness Day; 

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City Council declare Saturday, June 1, 2024 to be National Health & Fitness day in Ottawa.

  • Moved by S. Desroches
    Seconded byM. Luloff

    WHEREAS 2024 is the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF);

    WHEREAS the RCAF has helped preserve the freedoms of all Canadians, contributed to global peace and security, and to helped those in need in Canada and abroad; and

    WHEREAS the RCAF provides air defence, maritime patrol, search and rescue, air mobility and sustainment, aerospace control, and space capabilities to support operations at home and abroad; and

    WHEREAS the RCAF is a respected military partner worldwide, providing security at home through NORAD and working with our NATO allies and partners to maintain peace and stability across the globe; and

    WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has been the location of important RCAF operations including CFB Rockcliffe, CFB Uplands, CFS Leitrim and other RCAF activities; and

    WHEREAS RCAF aircraft and the RCAF aeronautical team Snowbirds have been a central and iconic feature of Ottawa’s Canada Day celebrations; and

    WHEREAS the RCAF, as a national institution, has played a role in shaping Ottawa as a City, and forged its own place in the local story; and

    WHEREAS it is fitting for the National Capital to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RCAF; and

    WHEREAS the City Archivist has access to a collection of local RCAF artifacts and photographs, an annual budget for important public displays, and supports commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the RCAF; and

    WHEREAS the Ottawa Public Library has a collection of RCAF historical reading material;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the City Archivist develop and make available a temporary public display at Ottawa City Hall to commemorate the 100th anniversary as part of their 2024 annual programming; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a tree be planted in Claudette Cain Park in Riverside South as part of the planned 2024 tree planting program to commemorate the RCAF’s 100th anniversary and that an appropriate plaque be installed to commemorate this event with all costs related to the production and installation of the plaque be funded through the Ward 22 constituency services budget; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that City Council request that the Ottawa Public Library Board consider publishing and promoting a curated list of RCAF readings or other media in both official languages from the library collection.

  • Moved by T. Tierney
    Seconded byR. Brockington

    WHEREAS the Ontario Building Code was amended on February 28, 2023, requiring building permit applications for demountable stages and associated sound and lighting equipment towers, as further prescribed by Regulation 30/23; and

    WHEREAS local not-for-profit community fundraisers and not-for-profit Canada Day community events are now required to obtain a permit for their demountable stages; and

    WHEREAS the costs associated with this new requirement has an impact on not-for-profit and community organizations, and local organizations have requested an exemption from the building permit fees established by the City’s Building By-law 2014-220, as amended, which are currently $11.30 per square foot value of the construction with a minimum cost of $103;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City Council delegate the authority to the Chief Building Official to waive building permit application fees established by the City’s Building By-law 2014-220, as amended, for not-for-profit permit applicants who apply for a demountable stage permit as required by the Building Code Regulation 30/23 for their fundraising event.

  • Moved by A. Hubley
    Seconded byS. Desroches

    WHEREAS the Bytown Fire Brigade is a non-profit Ottawa-based organization established in 1983 to serve the community as a local historical society with a mission to collect, preserve, conserve, restore and display the artifacts and apparatus that tell the history of firefighting in Canada's capital and the country as a whole; and 

    WHEREAS the Bytown Fire Brigade has expressed an interest in strengthening its relationship with the City of Ottawa for the purposes of building capacity and expanding its community reach; and

    WHEREAS the City of Ottawa operates several cultural programs, including City-owned museums and historic sites, along with various forms of cultural funding through museum service agreements, heritage service agreements, and the heritage funding program, including project funding, annual operating funding, multi-year operating funding; and 

    WHEREAS the City Archives maintains its own partnership agreements and other relationships, including those with the Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives, historical societies, religious organizations, and individual volunteers; 

    WHEREAS the City Archives, as part of its mandate, acquires and makes available city and community records, including those of first responders, such as Ottawa Fire Services; 

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Clerk and General Manager, Recreation, Cultural, and Facility Services be directed to engage with the Bytown Fire Brigade to explore various options for strengthening the City’s relationship with the Bytown Fire Brigade and to identify ways that the City may assist them building capacity and reach for their community work. 

Notice of Intent from the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation to hold the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholder at the Council meeting scheduled for June 12, 2024.

  • Moved by R. Brockington
    Seconded byJ. Bradley

    That the by-laws listed on the Agenda under Motion to Introduce By-laws, Three Readings, be read and passed.

    a.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2017-180 respecting the appointment of Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in accordance with private property parking enforcement.

    b.    A bylaw of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-499 respecting the designation of fire routes.

    c.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2021-183 respecting a schedule of retention periods for certain records of the City of Ottawa."

    d.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate, 205 Bradford Street to be of cultural heritage value or interest.

    e.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate, 73 Britannia to be of cultural heritage value or interest.

    f.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate, 95 Kirby Road to be of cultural heritage value or interest.

    g.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate, 2764 Rowatt Street to be of cultural heritage value or interest.

    h.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate, 2775 Rowatt Street to be of cultural heritage value or interest.

    i.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate, 2777 Cassels Street to be of cultural heritage value or interest.

    j.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate, 41 Rideau Street to be of cultural heritage value or interest.

    k.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate, 195 George Street to be of cultural heritage value or interest.

    l.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate, 2 Peter Street to be of cultural heritage value or interest.

    m.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at promenade Cope Drive, terrasse Craig Duncan Terrace, rang Tiller Row and place Ploughman Place on Plan 4M-1740 as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

    n.    A By-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-447 being a by-law of the City of Ottawa to regulate the use of private approaches.

    o.    A By-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-445 being a by-law of the City of Ottawa to regulate road activity on City highways.

    p.    A By-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-498 being a by-law of the City of Ottawa to regulate the use and care of roads.

    q.    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. 2023-67 as amended.

    r.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at avenue Oldenburg Avenue, ruelle Brush Lane and chemin Trammel Road, Plan 4M-1674 as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

    s.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 to change the zoning of lands known municipally as 224 Preston Street.

    t.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 to change the zoning of lands known municipally as 1927 Maple Grove Road.

    u.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 to remove the holding symbol from the lands known municipally as 2501 Esprit Drive and 2450 Portobello Boulevard.

    v.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2008-250 to change the zoning of lands known municipally as 451 Smyth Road.

    w.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 780 Baseline Road, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

    x.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend by-law 2014-436 respecting the appointment of the Deputy City Treasurer, Revenue.

    y.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to close Part of Bellevue Avenue on Registered Plan 367, in the City of Ottawa.

    z.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2002-189 respecting the licensing, regulating and governing of Driving School Operators and Driving School Instructors, to repeal “Area C”.

    aa.    A by-law of the City of Ottawa to appoint certain Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in Traffic Services within the Public Works Department and to amend By-law No. 2001-301.

  • Moved by R. Brockington
    Seconded byJ. Bradley

    That the following by-law be read and passed:

    To confirm the proceedings of the Council meeting of 29 May 2024.

  • Moved by R. Brockington
    Seconded byJ. Bradley

    That the proceedings of the City Council meeting of 29 May 2024 be adjourned.

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