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Halifax Regional Council Agenda

March 21, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Reconvene 6:00 p.m.
Council Chamber

Summary of Recorded Votes (211Kb)

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. SPECIAL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Committee of the Whole February 7, 2017 (34Kb) & Regional Council February 7, 2017 (83Kb)

4. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS

5. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES
6. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
7. MOTIONS OF RECONSIDERATION – NONE
8. MOTIONS OF RESCISSION – NONE
9. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – December 6, 2016
9.1 Case 19626
– Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use By-Law (LUB) Amendments – Development Agreement for Multiple Unit Residential and Commercial Development at 836 and 842 Portland Street, Dartmouth (Supplementary Report) (839 Kb)
i) Staff Report dated September 23, 2016 (2.8 Mb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council approve the proposed amendments to the Dartmouth Municipal Planning Strategy and the Dartmouth Land Use By-law as set out in Attachments A and B of the staff report dated August 16, 2016.

10. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE

11. PUBLIC HEARING – 6:00 P.M.
11.1 Proposed Administrative Order SC-84
, Respecting Closure of a Portion of Lower Water Street, Halifax
- Report (1.1 Mb)

- Presentation (321 Kb)
Motion – Councillor Mason:
That Halifax Regional Council adopt Administrative Order SC-84 to close a portion of Lower Water Street that is in front of PID 00003509 Lower Water Street, as shown in yellow on Attachment “A” of the staff report dated February 21, 2017.

Public Hearings - Frequently Asked Questions


12. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
12.1 Correspondence
12.2 Petitions
13. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE



14. REPORTS
14.1 CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
14.1.1 Proposed Amendments to Administrative Order 29,
Respecting HRM Civic Addressing Policies – Case CA0111 – Street Naming from December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 (1.3 Mb)
Motion – Councillor Hendsbee:
That Halifax Regional Council adopt the proposed amendments to Administrative Order 29 Respecting HRM Civic Addressing Policies as set out in Attachment A of the staff report dated February 21, 2017 in order to approve:
1. The naming of one new public street and three new private lanes as identified in Attachment B and Maps 1-4 of the staff report dated February 21, 2017 and;
2. The renaming of St. Cecelia Drive, Halifax to St. Cecilia Lane, Halifax as identified in Attachment B and Map 5 of the staff report dated February 21, 2017.

14.1.2 Proposed Amendments to Administrative Order 45, Respecting Private Road Maintenance – Road Maintenance Fee for South West Grand Lake Property Owners Association REVISED (778 Kb)
Motion – Councillor Streatch:
That Halifax Regional Council adopt the proposed amendments to Administrative Order 45, Respecting Private Road Maintenance, as set out in Appendix A of the staff report dated February 10, 2017, including repealing Schedule 4 and adding Schedule 4A.

14.1.3 Case 20151 – Amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), 31 and 33 Brewer Court, Halifax (1.1 Mb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Initiate the process to consider amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy to alter the boundaries of the land use designations on the Generalized Future Land Use Map in the area of Brewer Court and the Stoneridge on the Park Subdivision, Halifax; and
2. Follow the public participation program for Municipal Planning Strategy amendments as approved by Regional Council on February 27, 1997.

14.1.4 Case 20662 – Amendments to the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), the Regional Subdivision By-Law and the Sackville Land Use By-law (LUB), First Lake Drive and Settlers Lane, Lower Sackville (5.6 Mb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Initiate the process to consider amending the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy, the Regional Subdivision By-law and the Sackville Land Use By-law, to permit residential development and an extension of the municipal water service boundary on the lands identified as PID #41404096 and PID #40507824 in Lower Sackville, and;
2. Follow the public participation program for Municipal Planning Strategy amendments that was adopted by Regional Council on February 27, 1997.


14.2 AUDIT AND FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE
14.2.1
Budget Increase to CVD01087 – Fleet Vehicle Replacement (97 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Approve an increase to Project Account CVD01087 – Fleet Vehicle Replacement in the amount of $165,815; and
2. Approve an unbudgeted withdrawal in the amount of $129,906 from the Obligation Reserve, Fleet Vehicles and Equipment reserve Q531, as outlined in the Financial Implications section of the January 12, 2017 staff report.

14.2.2 Write-off of Uncollectible Accounts (94 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council approve the following:
1. The real property tax accounts in the amount of $33,768.43 comprised of $24,742.50 principal and $9,025.93 interest as summarized in Schedule 1 of the staff report dated February 20, 2017 be formally written out of the books of account;
2. The general revenue accounts in the amount of $19,128.58 comprised of $17,898.49 principal and $1,230.09 interest as summarized in Schedule 1 of the staff report dated February 20, 2017 be formally written out of the books of account;
3. The recreation accounts in the amount of $20,083.42 comprised of $20,083.42 principal and $0.00 interest as summarized in Schedule 1 of the staff report dated February 20, 2017 be formally written out of the books of account.

14.3 HALIFAX AND WEST COMMUNITY COUNCIL
14.3.1 Case 18966 –
Amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-Law (LUB) for 6009 and 6017 Quinpool Road, Halifax
- Report (9.6 Mb)

- Presentation (755 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council give First Reading to consider the proposed amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy and the Land Use By-law for the Halifax Peninsula, as set out in Attachments A and B of the January 20, 2017 report, with the exception that the overall height of the development as referenced in 2.10.1(c) of the proposed policy be amended to allow for a building no greater than 62 metres, and schedule a public hearing.

14.4 BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
14.4.1
Creation of the Halifax Regional Police Foundation (HRPF) (237 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional:
1. Endorse the establishment of a Halifax Regional Police Foundation (HRPF) under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia;
2. Approve the direction of all future proceeds from the sale of HRP-crested merchandise and related logoed items to the Foundation;
3. Endorse the transfer of all non-HRM budgeted monies presently under the control of the Chief of Police intended for community-related programming to the new Foundation once established.

 

14.5 GRANTS COMMITTEE
14.5.1 Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Grants Program Recommended Awards – Fiscal Year 2016 (2.7 Mb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council approve the ten (10) grants as detailed in the Discussion section of the February 1, 2017 staff report, plus an application from the Atlantic Book Awards Society, as outlined on page 11 of the staff report, for a total of eleven (11) grants with a combined total of $76,480 from Account M311-8004.

14.5.2 Request from the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia to partner in the Community Foundations of Canada 150 Fund (289 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council request a staff report on the request by the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia to partner with the HRM Community Grants Program in regard to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.

14.5.3 Volunteer Search and Rescue Grants Program – Recommended Awards – Fiscal Year 2016-17 (134 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council approve:
1. The award of four (4) operating grants as described in the Discussion section of the January 18, 2017 staff report for a combined total of $125,148 from Account C801-8004;
2. The award of three (3) capital grants as described in the Discussion section of the January 18, 2017 staff report for a combined total of $14,975 from Account C801-8004; and
3. The allocation of $8,377 towards Emergency Management Organization (EMO) Joint Emergency Management Teams (JEM) as described in the Discussion section of the January 18, 2017 staff report from Account C801-8004.

14.6 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL
14.6.1 Councillor Karsten
– Request for a Staff Report Regarding the Reinstatement of a Halifax Regional Municipality Youth Advisory Council (27 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council request a Staff Report with recommendations addressing the possibility of reinstating a Youth Advisory Council.

14.6.2 Councillor Mancini – Aquatic Facilities in HRM (27 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council Request a staff report to look at the possibility of building a 50-meter pool in HRM. Staff should consult with Swim Nova Scotia (SNS) in preparing the report to benefit by technical information, including options and other considerations to inform recommendations for the construction of a 50- metre pool. Options should include looking at building a pool within an existing HRM facility or a stand-alone facility.

 

15. MOTIONS
15.1 Councillor Cleary

That Halifax Regional Council move amendments to restrict any further increases to Council remuneration until the earlier of:
(a) The staff report is received by Regional Council respecting its November 22, 2016 motion; or
(b) November 1, 2017.

16. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE)
Council may rise and go into a private In Camera session, in accordance with Section 19 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, for the purpose of dealing with the following:

16.1 In Camera (In Private) Minutes – February 7, 2017
Motion:
That the In Camera (In Private) minutes of Minutes – February 7, 2017 be approved as circulated.

16.2 Personnel Matter
Citizen and Councillor appointments to boards and committees in keeping with the Public Appointment Policy adopted by Regional Council in August 2011, to be found at http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/documents/Citizenrecruitmentpolicy.pdf

16.2.1 Ratification of Citizen Appointments to Boards and Committees – Private and Confidential Report
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Adopt the recommendations of the Standing Committee regarding the Citizen Appointments as outlined in Attachment # 1 of the private and confidential staff report dated March 13, 2017.
2. Waive the limit on maximum length of service and ratify the appointments to the Investment Policy Advisory Committee.
3. It is further recommended that the Citizen Appointments be released to the public following ratification and notification of the successful candidates.

16.3 Property Matter
A matter pertaining to providing instruction and direction to officers and employees of the Municipality pertaining to the acquisition / sale of land in regard to

16.3.1 Private & Confidential Information Report, Cogswell Lands Plan, March 25, 2014 – Private and Confidential Report
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Authorize the release of a copy of the Private & Confidential Information Report regarding the Cogswell Lands Plan dated the March 25, 2014 with severing in accordance with section 477(1)(b) and the 477(1)(e) as shown in attachment 1 of the private and confidential report dated January 30, 2017, in response to the access application dated June 5, 2014; and
2. Declassify the Private & Confidential Information Report regarding the Cogswell Lands Plan dated the March 25, 2014 and the Private and Confidential Report dated January 30, 2017 after all Cogswell lands transactions have been closed.

16.3.2 Industrial Lot Re-Purchase – Private and Confidential Report
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Approve the recommendation as outlined in the Private and Confidential staff report dated January 27, 2017.
2. It is further recommended that the private and confidential staff report dated January 27, 2017 not be released to the public.

Private and Confidential Information Item
1. Private and Confidential In Camera (In Private) Information Report – re: Write-off of Uncollectible Accounts

 

17. ADDED ITEMS

17.1 Councillor Mason – Loading & Staging of Harbour Hopper (22 Kb)
Motion:
That Regional Council direct staff to identify options and financial considerations for accommodating the loading and staging of Harbour Hopper vehicles within the public right-of-way for the consideration of Council and report back.

Information Item
5. Proclamation – World Down Syndrome Day – March 21st, 2017 (45 Kb)

18. NOTICES OF MOTION

19. ADJOURNMENT



INFORMATION ITEMS
March 21, 2017


1. Proclamation – Purple Day for Epilepsy – March 26, 2017 (47 Kb)

2. Memorandum from the Chair of Audit and Finance Standing Committee dated March 9, 2017 re: Third Quarter 2016/2017 Financial Report (34.6 Mb - large file)

3. Memorandum from the Managing Director of Government Relations and External Affairs dated March 21, 2017 re: Gateway Signs (40 Kb)

4. Memorandum from the Municipal Clerk dated March 13, 2017 re: Requests for Presentation to Council – Youth Council, iMatter Youth (23 Kb)