Time: 1:30 p.m., If Required Reconvene 6:00 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax
Minutes: September 29, 2022 Special Halifax Regional Council Minutes (PDF)
This meeting is rescheduled from September 27, 2022; please see the Public Service Announcement for more information.
1. CALL TO ORDER AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
2. SPECIAL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – September 13, 2022
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: 15.1.1 and 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 - NONE
11. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE
12. HEARINGS - NONE
13. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
14. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – August 23, 2022
14.1 Councillor Russell – Annual Workforce Report 2021-22 [PDF]
15.1 CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
15.1.1 First Reading Proposed By-Law S-450, an Amendment to By-Law S-400, Respecting Charges for Street Improvements* [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council give First Reading to By-law S-450, amending By-law S-400, the Street Improvement By-law, as set out in Attachment 1 to the staff report dated September 15, 2022.
15.1.2 Mill Cove Ferry Service – Phase 1 Completion [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to submit a funding application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) for the implementation of Mill Cove Ferry Service, based on the “Reduced Case” investment scenario described in the staff report dated September 20, 2022.
15.1.3 Increase to Contract – Purchase Order (PO) 2070837342 Design Consultant Services for Halifax Regional Fire Headquarters and New Fire Station #8 [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council approve an increase of $184,295 (net HST included) to PO 2070837342, Design Consultant Services for Halifax Regional Fire Headquarters and New Fire Station #8 for Phase 1, to Architecture49 Inc, from Project No. CB200014 – Fire Station Replacements as outlined in the Financial Implications section of the staff report dated September 20, 2022.
15.1.4 Cases 22816 and 23245: Amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law - Westerwald Street Study Area and Main Avenue and Titus Street, Halifax [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council give First Reading and schedule a public hearing to consider the proposed amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law, as set out in Attachments A and B of the staff report dated September 21, 2022.
15.1.5 Case 21460: Amendment to the Municipal Planning Strategy for Planning Districts 14 & 17 and a Development Agreement for Opportunity Site C off Ingram Drive, Fall River [Large 18 Mb PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council give First Reading to consider the proposed amendment to the Municipal Planning Strategy for Planning Districts 14 and 17, as set out in Attachment A of the staff report dated September 21, 2022 and schedule a joint public hearing with North West Community Council.
15.1.6 First Reading Proposed By-Law B-800, Respecting Business Opening Hours in Residential Neighbourhoods - Case 22020 [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council give First Reading to By-law B-800, Respecting Business Opening Hours in Residential Neighbourhoods, as set out in Attachment A of the staff report dated September 23, 2022.
15.2 COMMUNITY PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE AND HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
15.2.1 Case H00501: Potential Heritage Resources on University Campuses*
i) Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee Report dated September 16, 2022 [PDF]
ii) Heritage Advisory Committee Report dated August 24, 2022 [PDF]
iii) Staff Report dated August 4, 2022 [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council initiate a process to research and evaluate potential heritage properties, identified in Attachment A and B of the staff report dated August 4, 2022, collaborating as appropriate with the specific university, for consideration for registration as municipal heritage properties in accordance with the Heritage Property Act and By-law H-200, the Heritage Property By-law.
15.3 TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE
15.3.1 Spring Garden Road Transit-Only Pilot Project [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Rescind Regional Council’s approved resolution from December 7, 2021 directing the Chief Administrative Officer to “proceed with a year-long daytime transit priority corridor pilot project on Spring Garden Road between South Park Street and Queen Street during the hours of 7a.m. – 8 p.m., starting June 2022”; and
2. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to complete an operational review to investigate additional traffic control measures and other operational needs that are required to operate a transit priority corridor pilot project on Spring Garden Road between South Park Street and Queen Street and return to the Transportation Standing Committee with a recommended implementation approach by February 2023 for the pilot project for a spring of 2023 implementation.
15.4 GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
15.4.1 Less than Market Value Land Lease: West Halifax Housing Co-operative Limited, Lot BRH-2, Regent Road, Halifax [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council approve the entering into of a less than market value land lease agreement with West Halifax Housing Co-Operative Limited located at Lot BRH-2, Regent Road, Halifax, as per the key terms and conditions set out in Table 1 in the discussion section of the staff report dated May 11, 2022, and that Council authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to execute the less than market value land lease agreement.
15.5 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL
15.5.1 Councillor Blackburn – Heritage De-registration of PID 41027079 954 Old Sackville Rd., Lower Sackville [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to provide a staff report initiating a heritage de-registration of PID 41027079, a subdivided portion of a registered heritage property known as St. John Anglican Church located at 954 Old Sackville Rd., Lower Sackville.
16.1 Mayor Savage
That Halifax Regional Council request a staff report outlining the benefits and challenges of developing a framework to establish and enforce standards, policies, and procedures for major events that define expectations for organizers hosting events in HRM, as well as what organizers can expect from the municipality and local community.
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 13, 2022
That the In Camera (In Private) minutes of September 13, 2022 be approved as circulated.
17.2 PROPERTY MATTER - Private and Confidential Report
A matter pertaining to providing instruction and direction to officers and employees of the Municipality pertaining to the acquisition / sale of land.
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Adopt the recommendations as outlined in the private and confidential report dated September 23, 2022; and
2. Direct that the private and confidential report dated September 23, 2022 be maintained private and confidential.
Private and Confidential Information Items
1. Private and Confidential In Camera (In Private) Information Report - re: Property Matter
18. ADDED ITEMS
18.1 Councillor Mancini – Buy-Back Agreement from Affirmative Ventures Association [PDF]
That Halifax Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer to prepare a recommendation report to Regional Council regarding the request from Affirmative Ventures Association dated September 23, 2022, for partial, or full, release of the Buy-Back Agreement applied to the less than market value sale of 64-66 Lakecrest Drive, Dartmouth, in support of their proposed new development located at 139 Main Street, Dartmouth.
19. NOTICES OF MOTION
September 29, 2022