1. CALL TO ORDER
SPECIAL PRESENTATION – Poet Laureate – 10:00 a.m.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – April 6, 2021
3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS
4. CONSENT AGENDA*
That Halifax Regional Council approve the following items: 11.1.1, 11.1.5, 11.2.2, 11.3.1, 11.4.1 and 11.6.1
5. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
6. MOTIONS OF RESCISSION – NONE
7. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS - NONE
8. PUBLIC HEARING – NONE
9. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
9.3 Presentation – 1:00 p.m.
9.3.1 Halifax Regional Centre for Education – Supplementary Education Funding [PDF]
10. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD - NONE
11.1 CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
11.1.1 Administrative Order 50 – Disposal of Surplus Property – Request for Direct Sale Consideration PID 40283285, 41403130, and Parcel 2 - Portion of 41435561– 5802 Highway 357, Elderbank* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Declare Parcel 2 – A portion of PID 41435561, 5802 Highway 357, Elderbank, as shown in Attachment A of the staff report dated February 16, 2021 – Site Plan and Photograph, surplus to municipal purposes and categorize it as ‘Remnant’, in accordance with Administrative Order 50 - Respecting the Disposal of Real Property;
2. Subject to subdivision approval, authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to negotiate an agreement of purchase and sale with the abutting owner of Parcel 1 (a portion of PID 40547366, 5812 Highway 357, Elderbank shown on Attachment A of the staff report dated February 16, 2021), for the sale of Parcel 2 to the abutting owner in exchange for the acquisition by HRM of Parcel 1 from her, for the nominal consideration of $1.00;
3. Upon completion of the subdivision and land exchanges referred to in Recommendation 2, declare Parcel 1 – a portion of PID 40547366, with the HRM lands identified as PID’s 40283285, 41403130, and 41435561, located at 5812 and 5802 Highway 357, Elderbank as shown in Attachment A of the staff report dated February 16, 2021 – Site Plan and Photograph (collectively referred to as “the Property”), surplus to municipal purposes and categorize the Property as Community Interest Property for direct sale disposal pursuant to Administrative Order 50 - Schedule 1;
4. Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to invite the Musquodoboit Valley Ground Search and Rescue Team to submit within ninety (90) days of Council approval of the foregoing recommendations, a written proposal to acquire the Property addressing the items set out in the discussion section of the staff Report dated February 16, 2021 and Recommendation and other information in support of a direct sale consideration under Schedule 1 of Administrative Order 50 and schedule a public hearing for Regional Council in due course;
5. Waive the requirements for a public information meeting and an advertisement notifying the public of Council’s consideration of the direct sale of the Property contemplated in Recommendation 3; and
6. Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to enter into a short term less-than-value market lease of the former Fire Station 37 to the Musquodoboit Valley Ground Search and Rescue Team for immediate occupancy which shall require the tenant to pay all utilities, security and maintenance in lieu of market rent.
11.1.2 Award – Alternative Procurement – Halifax Transit Technology Program - Extension of Program Resources 2021 [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council award a new contract with Barrington Consulting for Halifax Transit Technology Program (HTTP) program resources at a maximum value of $1,505,000 (net HST included) with funding from the New Technology project CM180005, as outlined in the Financial Implications section of the staff report dated February 16, 2021.
11.1.3 Proposed Amendments to Administrative Order 15, Respecting License, Permit and Processing Fees - Removal of Four-hour Cap and Parking Zone Rate Changes [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council adopt the Amending Administrative Order, amending Administrative Order 15, Respecting License, Permit and Processing Fees as set out in Attachment B of the staff report dated April 9, 2021 in order to:
1. Set hourly parking rates that reflect actual time-of day demand based on data collected from the recently adopted Integrated Parking Technology project;
2. Remove the four hour per zone daily maximum; and
3. Create an additional commuter parking zone 15 as set out in Attachment C of the staff report dated April 9, 2021 and a housekeeping amendment.
11.1.4 Reimagining Public Safety - Review of Enforcement Delivery and Role of Police Agencies in HRM [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council endorse the approach as outlined in the staff report dated March 15, 2021 for the review of enforcement delivery and role of police agencies in HRM.
11.1.5 Long Term Support for the Mobile Food Market, Years 6-9 (2021-2025)* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Approve the continuation of annual funding of $75,000 to the Mobile Food Market, for three years from 2022/23 to 2024/25, as outlined in the staff report dated on March 9, 2021.
2. Approve continued support for the Mobile Food Market through in-kind contributions, for four years from 2021/22 to 2024/25, as outlined in the staff report dated March 9, 2021.
11.2 AUDIT AND FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE
11.2.1 Proposed Amendments to Administrative Order 2014-020-GOV, Respecting Marketing Levy Special Event Reserve Grants [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council adopt the amendments to the Administrative Order 2014-020-GOV, Respecting Marketing Levy Special Event Reserve Grants as set out in Attachment 2 of the November 18, 2020 staff report with an amendment to Section 4(c)(iv) a. of Administrative Order 2014-020-GOV to read as “provides up to five (5) consecutive years of sustainable funding.”
11.2.2 Write Off of Uncollectable Accounts* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Formally write off the books the real property tax accounts in the amount of $3,246.72 comprised of $2,808.21 principal and $438.51 interest as summarized in Schedule 1 of the attached staff report dated January 13, 2021 (Attachment 1);
2. Formally write off the books the general revenue accounts in the amount of $8,789.65 comprised of $7,560.97 principal and $1,228.68 interest as summarized in Schedule 1 of the attached staff report dated January 13, 2021 (Attachment 1); and
3. Formally write off the books of the recreation accounts in the amount of $255.54 comprised of $255.54 principal and $0.00 interest as summarized in Schedule 1 of the attached staff report dated January 13, 2021 (Attachment 1).
11.3 TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE
11.3.1 First Reading By-law U-108, Amending By-law U-100, Respecting User Charges - Expanded 2021-2022 Student Transit Pass Pilot Program* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council give First Reading to By-law U-108, the purpose of which is to amend By-law U-100, the User Charges By-law, to enable the Student Transit Pass Pilot Program, as set out in Attachment C to the staff report dated February 1, 2021.
11.4 HALIFAX AND WEST COMMUNITY COUNCIL
11.4.1 Amending the Western Common Advisory Committee’s Terms of Reference* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council request a staff report on amending Administrative Order Number 2016-001-GOV, Respecting the Advisory Committee on The Western Common to include a representative from the Resource Opportunities Centre located in the Prospect Road Community Centre.
11.5 HARBOUR EAST-MARINE DRIVE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
11.5.1 New Access Point to the Silver Sands Beach [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to explore the acquisition of lands for an improved or alternative access to Silver Sands Beach, pursuant to Real Property Transactions Policy Administrative Order, 2018-004-ADM.
11.6 HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
11.6.1 Case H00506 - 2021/2022 Heritage Incentives Program* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council approve the proposed grants to the properties listed in Attachment A of the February 19, 2021 staff report, conditional upon the applicants’ compliance with Sections 29 through 35 of Administrative Order Number 2014-002-ADM.
12.1 Councillor Lovelace
That Halifax Regional Council request a staff report to review street lighting procedures and policies across HRM. The report should also include consideration to adopt a mechanism for street light removal and a policy on under – or over illumination.
13. 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:
Private and Confidential Information Items
1. Private and Confidential In Camera (In Private) Information Report - re: Personnel Matter
14. ADDED ITEMS
14.1 LEGAL MATTER – Private and Confidential Report
A matter pertaining to litigation or potential litigation in regard to an identifiable person and information whose disclosure could reasonably be expected to prejudice the interests of the Municipality.
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Adopt the recommendations as outlined in the private and confidential staff report dated April 15, 2021; and
2. Direct that the private and confidential staff report dated April 15, 2021 be maintained private and confidential.
15. NOTICES OF MOTION
April 20, 2021
1. Proclamation – Global Love Day – May 1, 2021 [PDF]
2. Memorandum from the Municipal Clerk dated April 12, 2021 re: Requests for Presentation to Council - None [PDF]
3. Memorandum from the Chair of Audit and Finance Standing Committee dated April 1, 2021 re: Investment Activities – Quarter Ending December 31, 2020 [PDF]