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Halifax Regional Council Agenda

June 13, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Reconvene 6:00 p.m.
Council Chamber

Action Summary

Summary of Recorded Votes (201Kb)

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. SPECIAL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – May 9 (85Kb) and 23, 2017 (70Kb)

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.
11.1 Proposed By-law S-1002, an Amendment to By-Law S-1000, Respecting the Regulation of Sidewalk Cafés
- Report (326 Kb)

- Presentation (201 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council adopt Proposed By-law S-1002, further amending By-law S-1000, the Sidewalk Café By-law, as set out in Attachment 2 of the staff report dated March 21, 2017.

Public Hearings - Frequently Asked Questions

12. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
12.1 Correspondence

12.1.1 Fly-Past Request – 2017 Battle of Britain Parade and Ceremony (1.30 Mb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council grant permission for a SeaKing or Cyclone flypast at an altitude of 500 feet on Sunday September 17, 2017 at approximately 2:10 PM over Sullivans Pond, Dartmouth in conjunction with the 2017 Battle of Britain Parade and Ceremony.
12.2 Petitions

13. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE

14. REPORTS
14.1 CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

14.1.1 Metro X Bus Donations (544 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council approve the donation of two buses to the Town of Bridgewater and one bus to the Halifax Christian Academy, and direct the CAO to negotiate and execute a donation agreement with each recipient to transfer ownership of the assets of the buses “as is, where is”.

14.1.2 Second Reading Proposed By-law A-405, Amendments to By-law A-400, Respecting Alternative Voting – Special Elections and Method of Voting (312 KB)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Adopt By-law A-405, respecting amendments of By-law A-400, the Alternative Voting By-law, as set out in Attachment 2 of the staff report dated May 15, 2017; and
2.Subject to the adoption of the By-law A-405, direct the use of telephone and personal computing device as the only two means of voting to be used for the next special election that may be required prior to the 2020 regular municipal and school board election.

14.1.3 Second Reading Proposed By-law E-204, Amendments to By-law E-200, Respecting Encroachments Upon, Under or Over a Street – For the Purpose of Facilitating Accessibility (178 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council adopt By-Law E-204, the purpose of which is to amend By-Law E-200, the Encroachment By-law, as set out in Attachment B to the staff report dated March 30, 2017.

14.1.4 Bloomfield Property Disposal Process (153 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Categorize the Bloomfield Property, located at 2748-86 Agricola Street, as Economic Development,
pursuant to Administrative Order 50 Respecting the Disposal of Surplus Real Property;
2. And direct staff to explore incorporating the following principles of the Bloomfield Master Plan concept
through a combination of plan policies and/or as conditions of sale:
• 10,000 square feet of commercial market space, targeted to creative industry;
• 20,000 square feet of affordable community and cultural space; and,
• 20 percent of the site as open space, public and private; and,
3. Explore incorporating affordable housing, as a condition of sale, consistent with policy direction to be
set out in the Center Plan.

14.1.5 Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Police Commissioners (130 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Direct staff to prepare amendments to By-law P-100 Respecting the Board of Police Commissioners for the Halifax Regional Municipality to:
a. Clarify the accountabilities between the Chief of Police, Halifax Board of Police Commissioners, and Chief Administrative Officer, as set out in the staff report dated May 19, 2017;
b. Authorize the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners to oversee any competition for the role of Chief of Police, and to recommend the appointment or contract renewal of the Chief of Police, with the recommendation to then be approved by Council;
c. Allow for member’s terms on the Board of Police Commissioners to be renewed up to two times;
d. Specify that the end dates of appointments to the Board of Police Commissioners are to be staggered where possible;
e. Set desired qualifications and expertise for members appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners; and
f. Require the Board of Police Commissioners to provide an annual report to Council outlining its achievements in the past year and work plan for the coming year.

14.1.6 Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency (HRFE) – Disposal of Surplus Firefighting Equipment (76 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council approve the sale of surplus HRFE firefighting and technical rescue equipment at below market value to Volunteer and Combination Nova Scotia Fire Departments with the proceeds to be transferred to the Fleet Vehicle and Equipment Reserve (Q531).

14.1.7 Property Acquisition – 6822 Bayers Road, Halifax (322 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to enter into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale for the acquisition of 6822 Bayers Road, PID No. 00032532 as per the key terms and conditions outlined in Table 1 of the Private and Confidential Information Report dated May 30, 2017.

14.1.8 Case 20848 – Incentive or Bonus Zoning Agreement – Mixed-Use Development at 1721-1735 Lower Water Street, Halifax (Queen’s Marque) 2.84 Mb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council adopt and authorize the Mayor and Clerk to enter into and execute, the Incentive or Bonus Zoning Agreement as provided in “Attachment B” of the staff report dated June 1, 2017 for the mixed-used development at 1721-1735 Lower Water Street, Halifax.


14.2 COMMUNITY PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
14.2.1
Centre Plan Adoption Path
- Report (28 Mb)

- Presentation (2.0 Mb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Authorize the direction contained within the Centre Plan document in Attachment 1 of the April 27, 2017 Community Design Advisory Committee report (Attachment A of the April 6, 2017 staff report) as a framework for amending existing planning documents and developing new planning documents as may be necessary to implement the Centre Plan direction; and
2. Direct staff to continue the ‘Step 4 Approvals Process’ of the Centre Plan Engagement Strategy as the public participation program as set out in Attachment 1 of the April 27, 2017 Community Design Advisory Committee report (Attachment C of the April 6, 2017 staff report).

14.3 GRANTS COMMITTEE
14.3.1
Community Grants Program 2017 – Recommended Awards REVISED (484 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council approve the fifty-two (52) grants as set out in Attachment 2 of the May 3, 2017 staff report for a total of $453,858 from operating account M311-8004 Community Grants.

14.3.2 211 Information and Referral Services (211 NS) – License Agreement (257 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to enter into a less than market value licence agreement with 211 Nova Scotia for the premises located at 21 Mount Hope Avenue, Dartmouth as per the key terms and conditions set out in Table 1 in the discussion section of the March 28, 2017 staff report.

14.3.3 Regional Special Events Grant Report 2017 (505 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Approve twenty-three (23) Event Grants for a total of $25,275 as identified in Attachment 1 from the approved 2017/18 Operating Budget – C760 Community/Civic Events; and
2. Approve a grant of $4,500 to the Light Up Bedford Parade for 2017/18 from the approved 2017/18 Operating Budget – C760 Community/Civic Events, and pending final approval of the 2018/19 Operating Budget – C760 Community/Civic Events, approve a grant of $4,500 to the Light Up Bedford Parade for 2018/19.

14.4 SPECIAL EVENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
14.4.1
Marketing Levy Special Events Reserve Grant Report 2017 (1.20 Mb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Approve the 15 Event Grants for a total of $332,000 from the 2017/18 Community and Events Reserve, Q621 as identified in Table 1 of the staff report dated May 15, 2017;
2. Approve 2 Event Grants, one in the amount of $150,000 for the East Coast Music Awards and one in the amount of $400,000 for Rendez-Vous 2017 – Tall Ships Nova Scotia from the Community and Events Reserve Q621 as outlined in the discussion section of the committee report dated May 24, 2017;
3. Pending final approval of the 2018/19 operating budget, approve 2 Event Grants for a total of $19,000 from the 2018/19 Community and Events Reserve, Q621 as identified in Table 2 of the staff report dated May 15, 2017; and
4. Pending the approval of the 2019/20 budget, approve 2 Event Grants for a total of $19,000 from the 2019/20 Community and Events Reserve, Q621 as identified in Table 3 of the staff report dated May 15, 2017.

14.5 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL
14.5.1 Councillor Karsten
– Qualifying Criteria for Traffic Calming Measures (518 Kb)
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council request a staff report, with recommendations to the Transportation Standing Committee, that reviews the qualifying criteria for a resident vote regarding traffic calming measures on residential streets.

14.5.2 Councillor Adams – Community Integration Fund (30 Kb)
Motion:
That Regional Council request a staff report on the merits of the development of a Community Integration Fund to compensate the affected communities around the Otter Lake Landfill.

15. MOTIONS
15.1 Councillor Cleary

That Halifax Regional Council direct staff to:
1. Prepare a report addressing a policy, process and any necessary by-laws for residents of a street to opt out of the HRM sidewalk snow and ice clearing service and instead perform this activity themselves to comply with Halifax Regional Municipality’s service standards.
2. Prepare a report documenting a complete business plan to undertake all sidewalk snow and ice clearing service in-house, including all cost implications and options for deploying the additional workforce during non-storm response days. The plan should also address the transition steps and timelines to implement the in-house service.

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 – May 23, 2017
Motion:
That the In Camera (In Private) minutes of May 23, 2017 be approved as circulated.

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 Property Disposal - Parcel RL-F, Walcot Run, Halifax – Private and Confidential Report
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Authorize and direct the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to enter into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale for Parcel RL-F (PID 41194846), Walcot Run, Halifax, (“Parcel RL-F”) as per the terms and conditions outlined in Table 1 of the private and confidential report dated May 26, 2017; and
2. Release the private and confidential report dated May 26, 2017 once the transaction has closed.

16.2.2 Acquisition of Lands – New Road Connection – Private and Confidential Report
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Direct the CAO to instruct staff to suspend negotiations to acquire the lands required for a road corridor as outlined in the private and confidential report date May 22, 2017.
2. It is further recommended that the private and confidential report dated May 22, 2017 not to be released to the Public.

16.3 Legal Matter
A matter pertaining to litigation or potential litigation in regard to information disclosure that could reasonably be expected to prejudice the interests of the Municipality.

16.3.1 Legal Matter – Verbal Update – Private and Confidential Report
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council convene to in camera to address the matter.

Private and Confidential Information Items
1. Private and Confidential In Camera (In Private) Information Report - re: Property Acquisition – 6822 Bayers Road, Halifax.

17. ADDED ITEMS

17.1 Councillor Austin – Amendments to By Law P-1000 Respecting On-Street Parking Exemptions and Permits (30 Kb)
Motion:
That Regional Council request a staff report considering amendments to By Law P-1000 Respecting On-Street Parking Exemptions and Permits to allow residents with Residential Parking Exemption permits to display permits on the back window for better visibility for Parking Enforcement and reduce ticketing errors.

18. NOTICES OF MOTION

19. ADJOURNMENT



INFORMATION ITEMS
June 13, 2017

1. Proclamation – Intergenerational Day Canada – June 1, 2017 (44 Kb)

2. Proclamation – National Health and Fitness Day – June 3, 2017 (48 Kb)

3. Proclamation – Parachute Safe Kids Week – June 5 - 11, 2017 (45 Kb)

4. Memorandum from the Chair of Audit and Finance Standing Committee dated May 17, 2017 re:
Investment Activities – Quarter Ending December 31, 2016 (1.63 Mb)

5. Memorandum from the Chair of Audit and Finance Standing Committee dated May 17, 2017 re: Investment Policy Advisory Report – Quarter Ending December 31, 2016 (1.16 Mb)

6. Memorandum from the Director of Finance and Asset Management dated May 26, 2017 re: Administrative Order 50 - Proposed Disposal of North Street Dartmouth Properties (74.2 Kb)

7. Memorandum from the Director, Parks, Recreation and Communities dated May 25, 2017 re: Taking Possession of 5 Cemeteries (78 Kb)

8. Memorandum from the Municipal Clerk dated June 5, 2017 re: Requests for Presentation to Council – None (81 Kb)