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Halifax Regional Council Agenda

April 11, 2017
Immediately Following Committee of the Whole
Reconvene 6:00 p.m. If Required
Council Chamber

Action Summary

Summary of Recorded Votes (195Kb)

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. SPECIAL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – NONE

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 – NONE
10. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE

11. PUBLIC HEARING – 6:00 P.M. – NONE

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
Request from Community Foundation of Nova Scotia to Partner in the Community Foundations of Canada 150 Fund (413 Kb)
Motion:
that Halifax Regional Council direct the CAO to instruct staff to inform charitable organizations who receive funding from HRM under the 2017 Community Grants Program that they may also be eligible for additional funding from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th offered through the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia.

14.1.2 By-law S-1002, Amending Sidewalk Café By-law (457 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council continue to require the written consent of the property owner when an applicant for a sidewalk café license is a tenant.

14.1.3 Councillor Appointment to the Halifax Water Commission Board (132 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council proceed to appoint Councillor David Hendsbee to the Halifax Water Commission Board for a term to November 2018.

14.1.4 Halifax Regional Water Commission (HRWC) Cost Sharing Agreement – New Sidewalk – Hammonds Plains Road (Brookshire to Smith), Central Region (184 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council authorize the Director of Transportation and Public Works to enter into a cost sharing agreement and authorize reimbursement of an amount up to $335,499 (net HST included) to the Halifax Regional Water Commission with funding from Project Account No. CTU00420 – Active Transportation, as outlined in the Financial Implications section of the staff report dated March 27, 2017.

14.2 COMMUNITY PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
14.2.1
Kindness Meters (723 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Direct staff that procurement documents for parking pay stations specify that the pay stations have the ability to be programmed to accept charitable donations.
2. Direct staff that parking pay stations be programmed to accept charitable donations when they are installed (expected in summer of 2018).
3. Once parking pay stations are installed and operating, direct staff to negotiate a Contribution Agreement with United Way of Halifax Region for kindness meter funds to advance identified charitable purposes, and return to Council with the resulting Contribution Agreement or key terms.

14.3 EXECUTIVE STANDING COMMITTEE
14.3.1
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Resolution – Board Appointment (133 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council adopt the resolution required by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in regard to the nomination of Councillor Walker as Council’s nominee to the Board of FCM for a term to June 2018 as provided in attachment 1 of the report dated March 27, 2017.

14.3.2 Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Resolution – Councillor Endorsement Table Officer (146 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Support Councillor Bill Karsten as a candidate for Second Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for one year term to June 2018.
2. Adopt the resolution required by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as provided in attachment 1 of the report dated March 27, 2017.

14.4 TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE
14.4.1
Speed Limits in Residential Areas (112 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council submit a request to the Province of Nova Scotia to reduce the speed limit in residential districts identified in section 102 (2) of the Motor Vehicle Act to forty kilometres per hour (40 km/h).

14.4.2 First Reading Proposed By-Law U-101, an Amendment to By-Law U-100, Respecting User Charges – SmartTrip Membership Fee Structure and EPass Agreement Amendments (1.2 Mb)
Motion – Councillor Outhit:
That Halifax Regional Council give First Reading to Proposed By-law U-101, the purpose of which is to amend Schedule 2 of By-law U-100, Respecting User Charges, changing the annual SmartTrip membership fee structure, as set out in Attachment B of the staff report dated January 16, 2017.

14.5 HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
14.5.1 H00416
– Substantial Alteration to Tower Road School, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, a Municipally Registered Heritage Property (16.5 Mb)
Motion:
That Regional Council approve the substantial alteration to the Tower Road School (Halifax Grammar School) at 945 Tower Road, Halifax with the following conditions:
1. That the white detailing design of the north corner of the addition be more conforming to the heritage building in terms of material; and
2. That the front yard set-back of the northern corner of the new addition should align with the front yard set-back of the existing heritage building.

15. MOTIONS

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 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

16.1.1 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 report dated March 27, 2017.
2. It is further recommended that the Citizen Appointments be released to the public following ratification and notification of the successful candidates.

16.1.2 Amendment to Community Design Advisory Committee Composition and Appointment of Member – Private and Confidential Report
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Amend the composition of the Community Design Advisory Committee to include an additional member representing the Public Health Sector from one to two representatives as outlined in the proposed terms of reference, Attachment 1 to the private and confidential report dated April 3, 2017.

2. Appoint one applicant to represent the Public Health Sector as outlined in Attachment 2 to the private and confidential report dated April 3, 2017, and that the identity of the appointee be released to the public following ratification and notification of the successful candidate.

16.2 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

16.2.1 Councillor Austin – Staff Request on Possible Acquisition – Private and Confidential Report
Motion:
That Regional Council request a staff report on possible acquisition of lands or, an easement, as outlined in the private and confidential Councillor request for consideration form.

17. ADDED ITEMS

Additions:

17.1 Ratification from Committee of the Whole – Proposed Multi-Year Financial Strategy 2017-2021, and Business and Capital Plans for 2017/2018 - 2018/2019
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council adopt the:
1. “Resolution for Approval of Operating and Capital Budgets and Tax Rates for Fiscal 2017/2018,” as set out in Schedule 1 of the staff report dated March 31, 2017; and,
2. “Resolution for Approval in Principle of Operating Budget for Fiscal 2018/19” as set out in Schedule 2 of the staff report dated March 31, 2017.

16. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE)

16.1 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

16.1.3 Ratification of Citizen Appointments to Board of Police Commissioners – Private and Confidential Report
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Approve the appointments to the Board of Police Commissioners as set out in the Discussion Section of the April 10, 2017 private and confidential report from the Executive Standing Committee.
2. It is further recommended that the Citizen Appointments be released to the public following ratification and notification of the successful candidates.


16.3 Personnel Matter
A matter pertaining to an identifiable individual or group.

16.3.1 Chief Administrative Officer Performance Planning and Review Process - Private and Confidential Report - Verbal Update
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council convene to in camera to discuss the matter.


Private and Confidential Information Items
1. Private and Confidential In Camera (In Private) Information Report - re: Municipal Expense Reporting

Information Items

11. Proclamation – Child Abuse Prevention Month – April, 2017 (49 Kb)

18. NOTICES OF MOTION

19. ADJOURNMENT




INFORMATION ITEMS
April 11, 2017


1. Proclamation – National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week – April 9 - 15, 2017 (44 Kb)

2. Proclamation – The International Day of Pink – April 12, 2017 (39 Kb)

3. Proclamation – Walk for Values Day – April 24, 2017 (42 Kb)

4. Memorandum from the Chair of Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee dated March 31, 2017 re: A Rapid Health Impact Assessment of HRM’s Draft Regional Centre Plan (1.3 Mb)

5. Memorandum from the Chair of Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee dated March 31, 2017 re: Destination Halifax Update (552 Kb)

6. Memorandum from the Chair of Transportation Standing Committee dated April 4, 2017 re: Segway Safety on HRM Sidewalks (164 Kb)

7. Memorandum from the Chair of Transportation Standing Committee dated March 31, 2017 re: Transit 2016/17 Third Quarter Key Performance Indicators (1.5 Mb)

8. Memorandum from the Director of Parks and Recreation dated March 28, 2017 re: Canada Day Festival 2017, “We Are Canadian – Nous Sommes Canadiens” (49 Kb)

9. Memorandum from the Director of Finance & ICT, CFO dated March 9, 2017 re: Minimum Reserve Bid Tax Sale – January 24, 2017 (142 Kb)

10. Memorandum from the Municipal Clerk dated April 3, 2017 re: Requests for Presentation to Council – Willow Tree Group (23 Kb)