Time: 1:00 p.m., Reconvene 6:00 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax
Minutes: October 17, 2023 Halifax Regional Council Minutes (PDF)
1. CALL TO ORDER AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
2. SPECIAL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – September 26 and October 3, 2023
4. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS
5. CONSENT AGENDA*
That Halifax Regional Council approve recommendations in the following items: 13.1.1, 15.1.2, and 15.1.3.
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 – NONE
11. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE
12. PUBLIC HEARING – 6:00 P.M.
12.1 Proposed Administrative Order SC-102, Respecting Closure of a Portion of Windmill Road, Dartmouth – Partial Street Right-of-Way Closure
- Report [PDF]
- Presentation [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council approve Administrative Order SC-102, as set out in Attachment “B” of the staff report dated July 24, 2023, to officially close a portion of the surplus Windmill Road Street right-of-way shown as Parcel B-2B.
13. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
13.1.1 Fly-past Request – Remembrance Day Service* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council grant permission for the Canadian Armed Forces to fly a Cyclone helicopter over Halifax Grand Parade at a height of 500 feet above the highest obstacle at approximately 11:02 a.m. on November 11, 2023, as part of Remembrance Day service.
15.1 CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
15.1.1 Second Reading Proposed By-law V-201, an Amendment to By-law V-200, Respecting Immobilization of Vehicles on Private Property [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council adopt By-Law V-201, amending By-law V-200, Respecting Immobilization of Vehicles on Private Property, as set out in revised Attachment B to the revised staff report dated September 19, 2023.
15.1.2 AN114 – HRM Asset Names – July 1, 2022 – July 1, 2023* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Approve the addition of Bill Withers and Myles Goodwyn to the existing Commemorative Names List as shown in Attachment A of the staff report dated September 10, 2023.
2. Approve the renaming of:
a) Dartmouth Harbour East Recreation Campus Volleyball Courts to Pemamkiaq Beach Volleyball Courts as shown in Attachment B of the staff report September 10, 2023; and
b) Morash Park Pickleball Courts to Ginny Conrad Pickleball Courts as shown in Attachment B of the staff report September 10, 2023.
3. Approve the administrative park names as outlined in Attachment C of the staff report dated September 10, 2023.
15.1.3 Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Annual Conference & Trade Show bid* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council submit a request to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for the Halifax Regional Municipality to host the annual conference in 2027.
15.1.4 Proposed Amendments to Administrative Order 10, Respecting Partial Tax Exemption – Partial Tax Exemption to Apply to Commercial Properties [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council refuse to adopt the amendments to Administrative Order 10, the Partial Tax Exemption Administrative Order.
15.2 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL
15.2.1 Councillor Morse - Collection of Construction-Related Fines [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to provide a staff report recommending options with respect to by-law and legislative changes which enable HRM to withhold permits and planning approvals related to construction and development for companies with unpaid fines owing to HRM.
15.2.2 Councillor Mancini - 2023-24 Affordable Housing Grant Program Funding [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council request a staff report directing the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to allocate a portion of the funds received as part of the Housing Accelerator Fund toward the Affordable Housing Grant Program (AHGP) in time for the 2023/24 grant year, with the intent to expand the AHGP to eligible proposals in suburban and rural parts of the municipality.
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 – September 26 and October 3, 2023
That the In Camera (In Private) minutes of September 26 and October 3, 2023 be approved as circulated.
17.2 CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS - Private and Confidential Report – Deferred from September 26, 2023
A matter pertaining to contract negotiations and legal advice.
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: Legal Advice
18. ADDED ITEMS
19. NOTICES OF MOTION
October 17, 2023