August 9, 2022 Halifax Regional Council

Date:

Time: 1:00 p.m., Reconvene 6:00 p.m.

Location: Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax

Agenda

REVISED

 

1. CALL TO ORDER AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

2. SPECIAL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – July 12, 2022

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

5. CONSENT AGENDA*
Motion:

That Halifax Regional Council approve recommendations in the following items: 15.2.1

6. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES
7. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
8. MOTIONS OF RECONSIDERATION – NONE
9. MOTIONS OF RESCISSION – NONE
 
10. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – July 12, 2022

10.1 Case 22257: Regional Plan Review: Phase 3
- Report [Large 31 Mb PDF]
- Presentation [PDF]
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:

1. Give First Reading to consider the proposed amendments to the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (Regional Plan), Secondary Municipal Planning Strategies (SMPSs), Land Use By-laws (LUBs), and the Regional Subdivision By-law (RSBL) as set out in Attachments A, B, C, and D of the staff report dated July 5, 2022 and schedule a public hearing; and

2. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to follow the revised work plan schedule as generally outlined in Attachment E – Regional Plan Work Plan and Attachments F and G – Site-Specific Requests of the staff report dated July 5, 2022.
 

11. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE
 

12. PUBLIC HEARING – 6:00 P.M.
12.1 Region Wide Approach to Shared Housing
- Staff Report [PDF]
- Presentation [PDF]
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council adopt the proposed amendments to the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy, all Secondary Municipal Planning Strategies and all Land Use By-laws, as set out in Attachments A, B, and revised C of the staff report dated July 5, 2022 to establish consistent region wide policies and regulations for shared housing. 
 

13. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
13.1 Correspondence 
13.2 Petitions
 

14. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD
14.1 Deputy Mayor Lovelace - Management of Surplus Buildings and Land – April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022  [PDF]

14.2 Deputy Mayor Lovelace - Guidelines for Grass Cutting and Tree Trimming [PDF]
 

15. REPORTS
15.1 CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

15.1.1 Planning and Development Public Participation Policy
- Staff Report [PDF]
- Presentation [PDF]
Motion:
That Regional Council: 

1. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer, when developing the new Administrative Order on Public Participation, to include: 

• minimum standards for engagement; 

• requirements for engagement with abutting municipalities; and, 

• direction to create a Planning and Development Engagement Guidebook and to use that Guidebook when considering additional standards for public participation; and 

2. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to return to Council with a draft public participation program for Council’s consideration respecting potential amendments to the Municipality’s existing planning documents to reflect the new Administrative Order. 

3. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to return to Council, after the public participation program is complete, with draft amendments to the Municipality’s existing planning documents, for Council’s consideration, to reflect and accompany the draft Administrative Order. 
 

15.1.2 Community Grants Program 2022: Referrals [PDF]
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council approve five grants as detailed in the discussion section of the staff report dated August 3, 2022 for a combined total of $47,000 from Operating Account M311-8004.
 

15.2 SPECIAL EVENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
15.2.1 MLSER Funding Request Senior Women’s Rugby Canada vs Wales Match* [PDF]
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council approve an event grant in the amount of $50,000, from the 2022/2023 Community and Events Reserve, Q621, to fund the Senior Women’s Rugby Canada vs Wales event contingent on the in-person event taking place.
 

15.3 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL
15.3.1 Councillor Austin - Snow and Ice Clearing Contract Damage Liabilities [PDF]
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council request a staff report on HRM taking on additional responsibility for damage done to private property during snow and ice removal by contractors. Report should consider options in which:

1. HRM takes over sole responsibility for damages, 

2. Scenarios where HRM takes responsibility for assessing and approving claims, but cost for repairs are still born by the relevant contractor and;

3. Options where HRM could function as a sort of ombudsman/appeal route for resolving claims disputes.

15.3.2 Councillor Deagle Gammon – Endorsement of Kiera’s Law [PDF]
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council:

1. Waive Section 17 of Administrative Order 1 and the requirement for a staff report, and

2. That the Mayor write a letter to the Prime Minister copied to Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Leader of the New Democratic Party, and HRM MPs calling upon the House of Commons to support Member of Parliament, Anju Dhillon, Private Member’s Bill C-233 (Kiera’s Law), that will raise the level of education on domestic violence and coercive control for federally appointed Judges in Canada.

 

16. MOTIONS
16.1 Councillor Deagle Gammon
Motion:
That Halifax Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to prepare a staff report recommending the procedure to be followed when providing public notice of a full road closure.
 

17. 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:
 
17.1 In Camera (In Private) Minutes – June 28, 2022 and July 12, 2022
Motion: 
That the In Camera (In Private) minutes of June 28, 2022 and July 12, 2022 be approved as circulated.

17.2 INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS - Private and Confidential Report
A matter pertaining to any subject, the discussion of which could, violate the confidentiality of information obtained from another body of government, or a public body. 
Motion: 
That Halifax Regional Council:

1. Adopt the recommendations as outlined in the private and confidential report dated July 12, 2022; and 
2. Release the private and confidential report dated July 12, 2022 to the public once the conditions as outlined in the report have been met.
 
17.3 PERSONNEL MATTER -  Private and Confidential Report 
A matter pertaining to an identifiable individual or group.
Motion: 
That Halifax Regional Council:

1. Adopt the recommendations as outlined in the private and confidential report dated July 26, 2022; and 
2. Direct that the private and confidential report dated July 26, 2022 be maintained private and confidential. 
 
17.4 PERSONNEL MATTER -  Private and Confidential Report 
A matter pertaining to an identifiable individual or group.
Motion: 
That Halifax Regional Council:

1. Adopt the recommendations as outlined in the private and confidential report dated July 26, 2022; and 
2. Direct that the private and confidential report dated July 26, 2022 be maintained private and confidential. 
 
18. ADDED ITEMS

19. NOTICES OF MOTION

20. ADJOURNMENT
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INFORMATION ITEMS
August 9, 2022

1. Memorandum from the Chair of the Board of Police Commissioners dated June 1, 2022 re: Board of Police Commissioners 2021 Annual Report [Large 18 Mb PDF]

2. Proclamation – National Acadian Day – August 15, 2022 [PDF]

3. Memorandum from the Municipal Clerk dated August 2, 2022 re: Requests for Presentation to Council – None [PDF]

4. Memorandum from the Chief Administrative Officer dated June 24, 2022 re: Boat Etiquette and Safety Signage at Public Boat Launches [PDF]