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2005-04-11 City Council

Event date: Monday, April 11, 2005, at 6:30 PM

Agenda - Minutes

City Council Agenda
April 11, 2005 at 6:30 PM - Council Chambers

The Lord’s Prayer

Thirty Seconds Of Silent Prayer

National Anthem

1. Adoption of Minutes

Minutes of the meeting of Council held on:

a) March 21, 2005

2. Disclosure Of Pecuniary Interest

3. Delegations – Items on the Agenda

a) Planning Committee Report

Robert Lapum will make a delegation regarding item 3 of Planning Committee Report #4 (Affordable Housing).

Tony and Laura Buell will make a delegation regarding item 3 of Planning Committee Report #4 (Affordable Housing).

b) Committee of the Whole Report

Peter Ouiment and Barbara Bird from the Peterborough Community Chaplaincy will make a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Ms. Chase from Corrections Canada will make a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

A representative of Human Resources Services Development Canada will make a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Ken Jackman, Deputy Police Chief, Peterborough Lakefield Police will make a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Catherine Blackwood, Peterborough Community Housing Development Corporation will make a delegation regarding item 3 of Planning Committee Report #4 (Affordable Housing).

Rhonda Reynolds will make a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Darrin Gaudreau will make a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

c) Flood Review Committee

None at this time.

d) Finance Committee (2005 Budget)

Patricia Dixon will make a delegation regarding item 1 of the Finance Committee Report #1 (2005 Budget)

4. Reports And Communications

a) Finance Committee Report No. 1

Finance Committee meeting of March 22, 2005

b) Finance Committee Report No. 2

Finance Committee meeting of April 7, 2005

c) Planning Committee Report No. 4

Planning Committee meeting of March 29, 2005

d) Flood Review Committee Whole Report No. 4

Flood Review Committee Whole meeting of April 5, 2005

e) Committee of the Whole Report No. 7

Committee of the Whole meeting of April 4, 2005

f) Committee of the Whole Report No. 8

Committee of the Whole meeting of April 11, 2005

5. Notices Of Motion

There were no notices of motion.

6. By-Laws

05–053 Being A By-Law To Appoint Parking Enforcement Officers At 645 Lansdowne Street (Lansdowne Place)

05-054 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Transfer Of Part Of Lot 2, Registered Plan 244, Being Part 7, Plan 45R-12491, In The City Of Peterborough, In The County Of Peterborough, To Peterborough Kinsmen Club Enterprises Ltd.

05-055 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of Ontario As Represented By The Minister Of Public Safety And Security And The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And The Peterborough Lakefield Police Services Board

05-056 Being A By-Law To Amend By-Law Number 1978-178, A By-Law Designating Certain Properties In The City Of Peterborough Under The Ontario Heritage Act, 1974

05-057 Being A By-Law To Amend The Zoning By-Law For 993 Talwood Drive

05-058 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And Underground Services Limited For The Nassau Mills Road Bridge Rehabilitation – T-04-05

05-059 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And D. M. Wills Associates For Inspection Services And Contract Administration Of The Nassau Mill Road Bridge Rehabilitation – T-04-05

05-060 Being A By-Law For The Weller Street Reconstruction (T-02-05) To Authorize The Staged Closure (Local Traffic Only) Of Weller Street From Wallis Drive To Monaghan Road From May 2, 2005 To September 30, 2005

05-061 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And Balterre Contracting Limited For The Weller Street Reconstruction – T-02-05

05-062 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Encroachment Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And James Frank Harrison With Respect To The Property Known Municipally As 298 Sherin Avenue

05-063 Being A By-Law To Amend The Zoning By-Law For 312 – 314 Townsend Street

05-064 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Acquisition Of Part Of Lot 19, Registered Plan 242, Shown As Parts 3 And 4 On Plan 45R-13244, City Of Peterborough (Part Of 33 Parkview Drive)

05-065 Being A By-Law To Adopt The 2005 Municipal Budget Estimates, And To Establish Tax Ratios, A New Multi Residential Class, Municipal Tax Rates, And Certain Other Tax Policies For Year 2005

7. Other Business

8. By-Law To Approve Actions Of Council

05-066 Being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the Council at its meeting held on April 11, 2005

9. Adjournment


City Council Minutes
April 11, 2005 at 6:30 PM - Council Chambers

Roll Call:

Mayor Sutherland
Councillor Cahill
Councillor Clarke
Councillor Doris
Councillor Eggleton
Councillor Guiel
Councillor Hall
Councillor Herring
Councillor Juby
Councillor Rexe
Councillor Vass

Minutes – March 21, 2005

Moved by Councillor Clarke, seconded by Councillor Guiel

That the Minutes of the meeting of Council held on March 21, 2005 be confirmed.

“CARRIED”

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest

There were no disclosures.

Delegations

Planning Committee

Robert Lapum made a delegation regarding item 3 of Planning Committee Report #4 (Affordable Housing).

Tony Buell made a delegation regarding item 3 of Planning Committee Report #4 (Affordable Housing).

Bonnie Bruce of Cobourg, Ontario made a delegation regarding item 3 of Planning Committee Report #4 (Affordable Housing).

Nada Nixon made a delegation regarding item 3 of Planning Committee Report #4 (Affordable Housing).

Kurt McMillan made a delegation regarding item 3 of Planning Committee Report #4 (Affordable Housing).


Committee of the Whole

Peter Ouiment and Barbara Bird from the Peterborough Community Chaplaincy made a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Deb Chase from Corrections Canada made a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Louise Atkins and Dennis Carroll from Human Resources Services Development Canada made a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Ken Jackman, Deputy Police Chief, Peterborough Lakefield Police made a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Moved by Councillor Hall, seconded by Councillor Vass

That the rules of order be suspended to complete delegations.

“CARRIED”

Rhonda Reynolds made a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Peggy Shaughnessy made a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Andrew Miller made a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Marie Bongard made a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Gary Larson made a delegation regarding item 9 of Committee of the Whole Report #7 (953 Clonsilla Avenue).

Finance Committee – 2005 Budget

Patricia Dixon made a delegation regarding item 1 of the Finance Committee Report #1 (2005 Budget).

Hugh McMillan made a delegation regarding item 1 of the Finance Committee Report #1 (2005 budget).

Committee Reports

Report Number 1 of the Finance Committee

Moved by Councillor Rexe, seconded by Councillor Hall

That Report Number 1 of the Finance Committee Meeting of March 22, 2005, be approved.


Moved by Councillor Rexe, seconded by Councillor Hall

That item 1, subsection 11 of Report 1 of the Finance Committee, be amended as follows:

11) That as a means of potentially helping to create more affordable housing the City adopt a new multi residential property class for 2005 and the tax ratio for the new multi residential property class to be set a 1.0 for the year 2005. (Page 76)

"CARRIED"

Upon the original motion of Councillors Rexe and Hall , this motion carried.

Report Number 2 of the Finance Committee

Moved by Councillor Rexe, seconded by Councillor Hall

That Report Number 2 of the Finance Committee Meeting of April 7, 2005, be approved.

“CARRIED”

Report Number 4 of the Planning Committee

Moved by Councillor Doris, seconded by Councillor Cahill

That Report Number 4 of the Planning Committee Meeting of March 29, 2005, be approved.

Item #3 was separated for discussion. Councillor Juby indicated an interest as hisniece’s husband spoke on this matter during the meeting.

Moved by Councillor Eggleton, seconded by Councillor Vass

That Item #3b) be referred back to staff for review.

Moved by Councillor Cahill, seconded by Councillor Vass

That the rules of order be suspended to allow the meeting to continue after 10:00 p.m.

“CARRIED”

Upon the referral motion of Councillors Eggleton and Vass, this motion carried.

Upon the original motion of Councillors Doris and Cahill, this motion carried.


Report Number 4 of the Flood Review Committee

Moved by Councillor Doris, seconded by Councillor Cahill

That Report Number 4 of the Flood Review Committee Meeting of April 5, 2005, be approved.

“CARRIED”

Report Number 7 of the Committee of the Whole

Moved by Councillor Juby, seconded by Councillor Guiel

That Report Number 7 of the Committee of the Whole Meeting of April 4, 2005, be approved.

Moved by Councillor Rexe, seconded by Councillor Vass

That Item 9 be referred for a report by staff.

“CARRIED”

Moved by Councillor Hall, seconded by Councillor Vass

That 953 Clonsilla Avenue be reverted back to its original zoning.

Motion Withdrawn

Moved by Councillor Hall, seconded by Councillor Rexe

That Item 9 be referred back for a report to determine whether the use of the property falls within the definition of group home.

Moved by Councillor Juby, seconded by Councillor Rexe

That the question be put.

“LOST”

A recorded vote was requested on the referral motion.

YEAS

NAYS

Councillor Eggleton

Councillor Herring

Councillor Juby

Councillor Guiel

Councillor Vass

Councillor Clarke

Councillor Rexe

Councillor Hall

Councillor Cahill

Councillor Doris

Mayor Sutherland

“CARRIED”

Upon the referral motion of Councillors Hall and Rexe, this motion carried.

Upon the original motion of Councillors Juby and Guiel, this motion carried.

Report Number 8 of the Committee of the Whole

Moved by Councillor Juby, seconded by Councillor Eggleton

That Report Number 8 the Committee of the Whole Meeting of April 11, 2005, be approved.

“CARRIED”

Notices of Motion

There were no notices of motion.

By-Laws

Moved by Councillor Vass, seconded by Councillor Hall

That the following by-laws be read a first and second time:

05–053 Being A By-Law To Appoint Parking Enforcement Officers At 645 Lansdowne Street (Lansdowne Place)

05-054 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Transfer Of Part Of Lot 2, Registered Plan 244, Being Part 7, Plan 45R-12491, In The City Of Peterborough, In The County Of Peterborough, To Peterborough Kinsmen Club Enterprises Ltd.

05-055 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of Ontario As Represented By The Minister Of Public Safety And Security And The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And The Peterborough Lakefield Police Services Board

05-056 Being A By-Law To Amend By-Law Number 1978-178, A By-Law Designating Certain Properties In The City Of Peterborough Under The Ontario Heritage Act, 1974

05-057 Being A By-Law To Amend The Zoning By-Law For 993 Talwood Drive

05-058 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And Underground Services Limited For The Nassau Mills Road Bridge Rehabilitation – T-04-05

05-059 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And D. M. Wills Associates For Inspection Services And Contract Administration Of The Nassau Mill Road Bridge Rehabilitation – T-04-05

05-060 Being A By-Law For The Weller Street Reconstruction (T-02-05) To Authorize The Staged Closure (Local Traffic Only) Of Weller Street From Wallis Drive To Monaghan Road From May 2, 2005 To September 30, 2005

05-061 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And Balterre Contracting Limited For The Weller Street Reconstruction – T-02-05

05-062 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Encroachment Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And James Frank Harrison With Respect To The Property Known Municipally As 298 Sherin Avenue

05-063 Being A By-Law To Amend The Zoning By-Law For 312 – 314 Townsend Street

05-064 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Acquisition Of Part Of Lot 19, Registered Plan 242, Shown As Parts 3 And 4 On Plan 45R-13244, City Of Peterborough (Part Of 33 Parkview Drive)

05-065 Being A By-Law To Adopt The 2005 Municipal Budget Estimates, And To Establish Tax Ratios, A New Multi Residential Class, Municipal Tax Rates, And Certain Other Tax Policies For Year 2005

“CARRIED”

Moved by Councillor Vass, seconded by Councillor Hall

That the following by-laws be read a third time:

05–053 Being A By-Law To Appoint Parking Enforcement Officers At 645 Lansdowne Street (Lansdowne Place)

05-054 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Transfer Of Part Of Lot 2, Registered Plan 244, Being Part 7, Plan 45R-12491, In The City Of Peterborough, In The County Of Peterborough, To Peterborough Kinsmen Club Enterprises Ltd.

05-055 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of Ontario As Represented By The Minister Of Public Safety And Security And The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And The Peterborough Lakefield Police Services Board

05-056 Being A By-Law To Amend By-Law Number 1978-178, A By-Law Designating Certain Properties In The City Of Peterborough Under The Ontario Heritage Act, 1974

05-057 Being A By-Law To Amend The Zoning By-Law For 993 Talwood Drive

05-058 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And Underground Services Limited For The Nassau Mills Road Bridge Rehabilitation – T-04-05

05-059 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And D. M. Wills Associates For Inspection Services And Contract Administration Of The Nassau Mill Road Bridge Rehabilitation – T-04-05

05-060 Being A By-Law For The Weller Street Reconstruction (T-02-05) To Authorize The Staged Closure (Local Traffic Only) Of Weller Street From Wallis Drive To Monaghan Road From May 2, 2005 To September 30, 2005

05-061 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And Balterre Contracting Limited For The Weller Street Reconstruction – T-02-05

05-062 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Execution Of An Encroachment Agreement Between The Corporation Of The City Of Peterborough And James Frank Harrison With Respect To The Property Known Municipally As 298 Sherin Avenue

05-063 Being A By-Law To Amend The Zoning By-Law For 312 – 314 Townsend Street

05-064 Being A By-Law To Authorize The Acquisition Of Part Of Lot 19, Registered Plan 242, Shown As Parts 3 And 4 On Plan 45R-13244, City Of Peterborough (Part Of 33 Parkview Drive)

05-065 Being A By-Law To Adopt The 2005 Municipal Budget Estimates, And To Establish Tax Ratios, A New Multi Residential Class, Municipal Tax Rates, And Certain Other Tax Policies For Year 2005

“CARRIED”

Other Business

There was no other business.

Confirmatory By-Law

Moved by Councillor Guiel, seconded by Councillor Cahill

That the following by-law be read a first, second and third time:

05-066 Being A By-Law to Confirm The Proceedings Of The Council At Its Meeting Held On April 11, 2005

and the said by-law, having been now read a third time and passed, the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the same.

“CARRIED”


Adjournment

Moved by Councillor Cahill

That this meeting of City Council adjourn at 11:13 p.m.

“CARRIED”

Nancy Wright-Laking

City Clerk

Sylvia Sutherland

Mayor


 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1

MEETING OF MARCH 22, 2005

TO THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PETERBOROUGH FOR CONSIDERATION AT ITS MEETING HELD APRIL 11, 2005.

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, AS A RESULT OF ITS MEETING HELD ON MARCH 22, 2005, RECOMMENDS AS FOLLOWS:

1. 2005 Budget

That the following budget recommendations as set out in the 2005 Budget Highlights Book be approved:

1) That the 2005 budget documents, and all estimated revenues and expenditures, tax rates, tax levies, fees, contributions to reserve and reserve funds, and proposed staffing levels referenced in the documents be adopted. (Page i - Introduction letter)

2) That the user fees as set out in the Budget Booklet “Supplementary Documents - Work Program, Organizational Charts & User Fees” be adopted as part of 2005 budget process and that a by-law be passed that officially establishes the user fees listed. (Page 9)

3) That Chart P2-13 on page 32 showing 2005 full-time staffing changes be amended to include one additional Local 126 caseworker .

4) That all staffing requests for the 2005 budget, as set out in Chart P2-13, as amended, be approved. (Page 32)

5) That any surplus funds from 2004 operations in excess of $100,000 be transferred to the capital fund to finance capital works. (page 49)

6) That the City adopt a capping policy for 2005 that establishes a maximum increase threshold at the greater of:

a) 10% of the previous year’s annualized capped tax and

b) 5% of the previous year’s annualized CVA tax for eligible property, and

c) Imposing a threshold adjustment for capped properties where the required billing adjustment (credits only) is within $250 of the properties’ CVA tax; in this instance, no capping credit would be applied, and affected property would be billed at their full CVA tax level. (Page 61)

7) That the 2005 rate by-law state that the City will impose a 70% threshold on the tax level for eligible new construction for 2005, (Page 64)

8) That the City continue to provide complete tax rate increase protection to the industrial class, and not employ the 50% flow-through provision thereby effectively weighting levy increases exclusively on the non-levy restricted classes (Page 71)

9) That the tax ratios for the year 2005 be held at the 2004 amounts as set out in Chart P3-14 Column 7. (Page 71)

10) That no optional classes of property for office buildings, shopping centres, parking lots, and large industrial properties be established for the year 2005. (Page 74)

11) That as a means of potentially helping to create more affordable housing

the City adopt a new multi residential property class for 2005. (Page 76)

Council at its meeting of April 11, 2005, made the following amendment:

That item 1, subsection 11 of Report 1 of the Finance Committee, be amended as follows:

11) That as a means of potentially helping to create more affordable housing the City adopt a new multi residential property class for 2005 and the tax ratio for the new multi residential property class to be set a 1.0 for the year 2005. (Page 76)

12) That in keeping with past practice and to maintain the status quo the following additional tax policy recommendations be adopted:

a) That the tax reductions for mandated subclasses of Vacant/Units remain at 30% of commercial and 35% of industrial.

b) That the tax rate for farmland awaiting development subclasses be established at 25% of the residential rate.

c) That no Municipal Tax Reductions under Section 362 of the Municipal Act 2001 be established to specifically target properties with tax reductions (as credits on tax bills) to achieve the mandatory 5% limit on increases.

d) That no graduated tax rates be established for 2005 whereby different tax rates apply to properties within the broad commercial and/or industrial classes within certain ranges of assessed values. (Page 77)

13) That as part of the 2005 budget approval, the two-year contract for the Customer Service Coordinator position officially begin as of January 1, 2005 to recognize the fact the Coordinator was hired January 19, 2004 and was seconded to the Peterborough Memorial Centre February 20, 2004 and returned to her position November 1, 2004. (Page 109)

14) That any unused 2005 Contingency budget at the end of 2005 be transferred to the capital fund as unallocated capital levy to be used for capital works subject to overall 2005 year end-position. (Page 281)

15) That any unused portion of the 2005 budget for tax write-offs that may exist at year-end be transferred to the allowance for doubtful accounts subject to overall year end position. (Page 283)

16) That any unused insurance budget at the end of 2005 be transferred to the Insurance Reserve subject to subject to overall year end position (Page 284)

That $170,00 be transferred from the Land Ambulance budget to the Hostel budget.

That the motion be referred to Committee of the Whole for the Land Ambulance presentation of the April 4, 2005 meeting of Committee of the Whole.

That $54,000 be moved from the Waste Management reserve fund to the Hostel budget.

That a report be requested from the Humane Society, for the April 4, 2005 meeting of Committee of the Whole, in respect to the impact of the pit bull legislation and tag fees for dog owners.

That a sidewalk be added on the north side of Keppler Crescent from Mauro Court to Denure Drive and that the City pay 100% of the costs.

That this motion be referred to the April 4, 2005 meeting of Committee of the Whole.

That the City’s share of the Municipal Social Plan budget be increased by $30,000 and offset by a corresponding increase in additional one-time subsidy.

That a report come forward for the April 4, 2005 meeting of Committee of the Whole in respect to the cost sharing for park development.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Councillor Rexe

Chairman

March 22, 2005


 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 2

MEETING OF APRIL 7, 2005

TO THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PETERBOROUGH FOR CONSIDERATION AT ITS MEETING HELD APRIL 11, 2005.

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, AS A RESULT OF ITS MEETING HELD ON APRIL 7, 2005, RECOMMENDS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Public Budget Meeting

Councillor Rexe welcomed all those in attendance and explained the format of the public budget meeting. The following individuals made delegations at the public budget meeting:

Marie Bongard, 461 Albert Street, Peterborough

Winter Maintenance of City Sidewalks

§ Expressed concern regarding the poor maintenance of City sidewalks during the winter season.

§ Felt this was a deterrent to those attempting to use public transit and acknowledged that the City was trying to increase transit use by adding 10 new bus drivers and 10 buses to the budget.

§ Believes winter ridership will not increase unless the sidewalks are maintained better.

§ Asked if there was some way the City could put more funding into sidewalk maintenance. Marie is one of the many citizens who rely on public transit.

Illegal Parking

§ Concerned there is only one enforcement van for the City

§ Unsafe for pedestrians, illegal cars blocking driveways, parking on wrong side of street, parking on sidewalks, etc.

§ A danger to all

§ There is a $2 million budget for parking with a reserve of $400,210, can the City acquire another enforcement van with the reserve fund?

Budget Document

§ Marie read the highlights and found it easy to read except the acronyms

§ Would it be possible to insert a glossary of acronyms for the general public

Tax Relief

§ Why are some residential properties exempt from garbage tax?

§ Concerns about tax relief for seniors and people with disabilities, but only if they are on ODSP

§ Doesn’t understand why other persons with disabilities cannot apply

Nicole Pagliaro, 6 Mauro Court, Peterborough

§ Safety is the issue

§ Concerns with Kepplar Crescent

§ Need a sidewalk on a portion of Kepplar Crescent due to safety issues

§ There are School routes on the way from Kepplar Cresecnt so safety is a major issue

§ Understands that new sidewalks fall under local improvements act

§ The builder on Kepplar Crescent was not required to provide sidewalks when he built homes during 2000, but other home builders have done the right thing and built sidewalks in the area

§ Requested Council make safety a priority in the City sidewalk Policy and build the sidewalk

George Barron, 594 Stewart Street

§ Requested the ambulance budget not be cut

§ Understands the Joint Services budget set by both City and County of Peterborough, so it is difficult to cut

§ Does not agree with the GPAEDC and feels that if City is going to cut funds it should be there

§ Believes the County is doing the right thing by continually improving emergency services through attitude, new equipment, current training, as a result response time is better and as a paramedic he appreciates that.

§ Gaining advanced training for paramedics

§ EMS has been proclaimed a public service operation

§ Considers the EMS Bases are in the wrong locations, where the ambulance sits is where the base should be.

§ Response times in the City could be getting longer, but he is not sure about this.

§ They are working with the same staffing pattern they have used for 20 years, that is two ambulance at night, three on days, and the city does not do non emergency calls with no minimum staffing pattern.

§ The EMS unit is the only advancement in the City

§ They are doing less patient care calls now only emergency calls

§ Feels there should be a guaranteed minimum standard service and that guaranteed advance life support medics are needed in the City. That a minimal commitment to the City is needed and Council should push for this.

Councillor Guiel – questioned the EMS base locations at Burleigh Falls and at Highway 134 and 7 and wanted to know if this is jointly funded? It was clarified that indeed it was jointly funded.

Carol Winter, 1354 Bridle Drive

§ Expressed appreciation for the funding for pesticide education in the budget

§ Thanked Council for the funding to extend operation of the warming room as this will promote the health, comfort and safety of the homeless in our community

§ Both of these initiatives will make a better City for all

Rosalie Gardezi, 2120 Walker Avenue, Peterborough

§ Expressed Appreciation for the budget allocation for Pesticide education

§ Considers this will ensure all city residents are aware of the pesticide by-law as well as natural garden and lawn care alternatives to pesticides

§ Will protect the environment and the health of our children and pets and this pesticide ban is supported by many provincial health associations.

§ The program has the Support of the majority of city residents and they want to learn more and be enviro-friendly

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Councillor Rexe

Chairman

April 7, 2005


 

PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 4

MARCH 29, 2005

TO THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PETERBOROUGH, FOR CONSIDERATION AT ITS MEETING HELD APRIL 11, 2005

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE, AS A RESULT OF ITS MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2005, RECOMMENDS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Planner, Land Use

Report PLPD07-023

993 Talwood Drive – Kingswood Community Centre (City of Peterborough

That Planning Committee approve the report dated March 29, 2005 of the Planner, Land Use, recommending:

a) That the City initiated application for Zoning By-Law Amendment, for the property at 993 Talwood Drive (Kingswood Community Centre) from PS.2 – Public Service District and R.4, R.5, R.6 – Residential District to PS.2 – 216 – Public Service District and R.4, R.5, R.6 – Residential District to permit a limited range of local commercial uses, be approved.

b) By-Law exception No. 216 will serve to permit the following as new (additional) uses of the property, all subject to a maximum floor area per commercial purpose of 235 square metres (2,500 square feet):

(i) a retail convenience store;

(ii) a personal service establishment; and

(iii) a clinic.

2. Property Asset Manager

Report PLPD05-024

Award of Airport Contract for Tree Cutting and Grubbing

That Planning Committee approve the report dated March 29, 2005 of the Property Asset Manager, recommending:

a) That the quotation of Triland Environmental, (insert mailing address), for Tree cutting and grubbing at the Peterborough Airport, in the amount of $83,000.00 plus GST of $5,810.00, be approved and that Council authorize staff to enter into a contract or issue a Purchase Order for the completion of this work; and

b) That if necessary, a By-Law be passed authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to execute a contractual agreement for completion of the work.

3. Housing Supply Facilitator

Report PLPD05-005

Affordable Housing Additional Supply Projects under the Affordable Housing Program

That Planning Committee approve the report dated March 29, 2005 of the Housing Supply Facilitator, recommending:

a) That the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing be immediately notified of the support of Council for these projects, to meet the March 31, 2005 deadline, for submission of affordable housing projects under the Affordable Housing Program (AHP); and

b) That Council make a recommendation to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, to secure funding for the development of affordable housing units under the Federal / Provincial Affordable Housing Program, for the following community proposals; Michelle and David Johnston, and the Peterborough Community Housing Development Corporation (PCHDC).

c) That the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing be provided with a formal Council resolution confirming their commitment to the Affordable Housing Program.

d) That By-Laws be passed to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign “Municipal Housing Facilities Agreements” for the approved projects pursuant to By-Law No. 03-046 of the City of Peterborough.

Council at its meeting of April 11, 2005, made the following recommendation:

That Item #3b) be referred back to staff for review.

4. 953 Clonsilla Avenue

That staff prepare a report on the possibility of continuing the property use at 953 Clonsilla Avenue as an emergency transitional shelter and determine what amount of funding would be required to support this option.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Councillor J. Doris

Chairman

March 29, 2005


 

FLOOD REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 4

MEETING OF APRIL 5, 2005

TO THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PETERBOROUGH FOR CONSIDERATION AT ITS MEETING HELD APRIL 11, 2005.

THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, AS A RESULT OF ITS MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005, RECOMMENDS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Ann Farquharson, Chair of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee addressed the Flood Review Committee to publicly acknowledge the contribution of the members of advisory committee. Anne offered the continued services of the committee in their advisory role throughout the next phase of the process, at the discretion of Council.

Citizen’s Advisory Committee members include:

Ann Farquharson, Chair

Dave Barry

Colin Campbell

Brad Kalus

Ron Lawes

Deidre Moher

Jean-Pierre Pawliw

Doug Ryan

Dhowsal Shah

Bruce Stewart

Andrew Stevenson

Don McKay

2. Project Update on Draft Flood Reduction Master Plan

Brian Worsley, P.Eng.

UMA Engineering Limited

That the Project Update on Draft Flood Reduction Master Plan, dated April 5, 2005, as provided by UMA Engineering, be received.

3. Report CAO05-002

Flood Reduction Master Plan

That Council approve report CAO05-002 dated April 5, 2005, of the Acting City Administrator, recommending:

a) That the Flood Reduction Master Plan dated April 5, 2005 prepared by UMA Engineering Ltd. be received and that, in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, the Master Plan be made available for the mandatory 30-day public review period.

b) That staff be directed to prepare a detailed implementation response to Section 6.0 of the Master Plan, “Recommended Action Plan” for Council review immediately following the completion of the 30-day public review period.


c) That staff be authorized to engage environmental and engineering consulting services and contractors as required to complete time sensitive “in-water” works and data collection activities during 2005, and further that the City’s Purchasing Policies for securing goods and services for these specific projects be waived.

d) That UMA be authorized to prepare detailed Terms of Reference during the 30-day public review period for:

i) Project A - 110 – “Flow Monitoring and Rainfall Monitoring”

ii) Project A - 220 - “Soils and Groundwater Investigation”

iii) Project B –101 to B – 107 – “Detailed Flood Reduction Studies and EA’S”.

e) That UMA be retained to complete Detailed Flood Reduction Studies and EA’S for the Jackson Creek and Curtis Creek watersheds, at a cost of $500,000.

That item c) be amended as follows:

c) That staff be authorized to propose, for Council approval, environmental and engineering consulting services and contractors as required to complete time sensitive "in-water" works and data collection activities during 2005, and further that the City's Purchasing Policies for securing goods and services for these specific projects be waived.

4. Citizen’s Advisory Committee and Technical Committee

That the Citizen’s Advisory Committee and the Technical Committee continue to work through Phase II of the project.

5. Home Insurance for City Residents

That Robert Kerr’s letter be received and referred to the CAO for a written report to a future Committee of the Whole meeting regarding insurance policy issues in the City of Peterborough and how the City may be able to assist its residents to obtain house insurance, specifically sewer back up insurance.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Councillor Doris

Acting Chairman

April 5, 2005


 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE REPORT NO. 7

MEETING OF APRIL 4, 2005

TO THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PETERBOROUGH FOR CONSIDERATION AT ITS MEETING HELD APRIL 11, 2005

THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, AS A RESULT OF ITS MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2005, RECOMMENDS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Report FAFS05-012
Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) 2005 Budget Request

That Council approve report FAFS05-012, dated April 4, 2005, of the Director of Finance and Administrative Services recommending:

a) That ORCA’s 2005 budget presentation, supporting their $329,884 request from the City for 2005, be received.

2. CORRES05-005

ORCA

Re: Provincial Transfer Payments to Conservation Authorities

That correspondence CORRES05-005 from the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority be received and the following resolution be approved:

Whereas the Municipality of the City of Peterborough is a member of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority; and

Whereas the Conservation Authority works in partnership with its watershed municipalities to implement community-based, practical solution to a range of natural resource issues including provincially delegated responsibilities for the implementation of flood and erosion control programs for the protection of life and property; and

Whereas the Province has previously committed to paying 50% of flood and erosion control programs and other eligible costs as defined in the 1997 Policies and Procedures Manual, but has not met the funding commitment; and

Whereas the Province of Ontario, when establishing new policies and procedures in 1997 to define the level of funding to support its partnership with Conservation Authorities omitted; (1) Municipal Plan Reviews, (2) the Implementation of the Conservation Authority Act Section 28 Regulations, and (3) Shoreline Management, as eligible activities for funding assistance by the Province; and

Whereas predictable, stable funding, as adjusted for inflation is critical to successful program delivery;

Therefore be it resolved that the Municipality of the City of Peterborough endorses the report entitled “Re-investment in Ontario’s Conservation Authorities – Now and in the Future” which requests:

1) A re-investment in Conservation Authorities by the Province based on definitions within the 1997 Policies and Procedures Manual;

2) A re-establishment of funding for items deemed of provincial interest currently excluded from transfer payment funding; and

3) Implementation of an annual Consumer Price Index adjustment retroactive to 2002.

3. Report FAFS05-013
Land Ambulance 2005 Budget Request

That Council approve report FAFS05-013, dated April 4, 2005, of the Director of Finance and Administrative Services recommending:

a) That the County’s 2005 Land Ambulance budget presentation, supporting their $2,899,158 request from the City for 2005, be received.

b) That the $45,209 difference between the $2,899,158 request and the amount included in the 2005 draft City of Peterborough Budget ($2,944,367) be transferred to the 2005 contingency budget.

4. Report CSCH05-005
Community Assistance Program for Playground Development

That Council approve report CSCH05-005 dated April 4, 2005, of the Manager of Recreation, recommending:

City Council direct staff of Recreation, Planning and Public Works to prepare a detailed report outlining the process for acquisition and development of parkland and report back to Council at a future meeting.

5. Report USPW05-004

Award to Tenders T-25-04, T-26-04 and T-27-04 for Grass Cutting, Trimming and Litter Pick-Up in Various City Parks

That Council approve report USPW05-004 dated April 4, 2005, from the Manager of Public Works, recommending:

That Council approve the report dated April 4, 2005, from the Manager of Public Works recommending the award of contracts T-25-04, T-26-04 and T-27-04 for Grass Cutting, Trimming and Litter Pick-Up in various City Parks, to Justin Mark Contracting, 34 Cornwall St., R.R. #1, Omemee, Ontario, KOL 2W0, in the total amount for all three tenders, of $120,308.66 per year, which includes $7,870.66 G.S.T. Each contract will run for a three year term.

6. Report USEC05-011

Nassau Mills Road Bridge Rehabilitation

City of Peterborough Tender T-04-05

That Council approve report USEC05-011 dated April 4, 2005, from the Director of Utility Services, recommending:

a) That the tender of Underground Services (1983) Ltd., 135 Commercial Road, Bolton, Ontario, L7E 1R6, in the amount of $473,210.00 (excluding GST) for Contract T-04-05 for the Nassau Mills Road Bridge Rehabilitation be accepted; and

b) That the services of D.M. Wills Associates Limited, 452 Charlotte Street, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 2W3 be retained for the inspection and contract administration of the Nassau Mills Road Bridge Rehabilitation project at an upset limit fee of $28,800.00 (excluding GST); and

c) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the contract documents and engineering services agreement.

7. Report USEC05-012

Award of Proposal P-08-05 for Municipal Leaf and Yard Waste Composting Operations

That Council approve report USEC05-012 dated April 4, 2005, from the Director of Utility Services, recommending:

That Council accept the proposal from Triland Environmental, 586 Harper Road, Peterborough K9J 6X6 to perform leaf, yard and wood waste grinding services, for a period of one year as outlined in the proposal specifications; and also accept the proposal from Leahy Excavations, 2187 Keene Rd., Peterborough K9J 6X9 to perform screening services for the period of one year as outlined in the proposal specifications.

8. CORRES05-008

United Way Fundraising Campaign 2004

That correspondence CORRES05-008 from the Peterborough Lakefield Police Department regarding the United Way Fundraising Campaign 2004 be received.

9. Report PLPD05-029
953 Clonsilla Avenue

That Council approve report PLPD05-029, dated April 4, 2005, of the Acting Director of Planning, recommending:

That Committee of the Whole receive report PLPD05-029, of the Acting Director of Planning and Development Services, dated April 4, 2005, for information.

That individuals be requested to attend the Council meeting to be held on April 11, 2005 as follows:

Ms. Chase, Corrections Canada; a representative from Public Works Canada; Police Chief Terry McLaren; a representative from the National Sex Offenders Registry and the Chaplaincy; and further

That the City Solicitor prepare a report on the legality of this issue.

Council at its meeting of April 11, 2005, made the following recommendations:

That Item 9 be referred for a report by staff.

That Item 9 be referred back for a report to determine whether the use of the property falls within the definition of group home.

10. Report PLPD05-029

Engineering Services for Design of the Stormwater Management Pond Expansion for the Towerhill Development Area

That Council approve report PLPD05-031, dated April 4, 2005, of the Acting Director of Planning, recommending:

a) That the Committee of the Whole approve Report PLPD05-031 of the Development Engineer, dated April 4, 2005, which recommends as follows: that Council authorize entering into an engineering agreement with Trow Associates Inc., P. O. Box 564, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Z6 to carry out the design of the stormwater management pond expansion for the Towerhill development area for an upset fee of $45,415.00, plus GST, for a total of $48,594.05.

11. Report CSCH05-011
Street Naming Request and Naming Policy Revision

That Council respect the request of the Kinsmen Club and that the driveway into the Kinsmen Civic Centre be renamed Kinsmen Way and that the address of the Kinsmen Centre be changed to be off of Kinsmen Way.

5.4 Naming of Private Streets

The naming of private streets shall be subject to the same policies and protocols as for a public street with the exception that names of War Dead shall not be used. In the case of Condominium developments, with private streets, the City shall not issue final plan approval until the naming of the street or streets is approved by the Planning and Development Services Department.

12. Report CSCH05-006

Award of Tender T-05-05 – Janitorial and Support Services for the Peterborough Sport And Wellness Centre

That Council approve report CSCH05-006 dated April 4, 2005, of the Manager of Recreation, recommending:

That Council approve Report CSRS05-006 dated April 4, 2005, of the Recreation Manager, recommending the award Tender T-05-05, to Impact Cleaning Services Ltd. of 21 Goodrich Road, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 6A3 for $84,157.56 plus $5,891.03 GST for a total of $90,048.59

13. Report USPW05-005

Enhanced Service Levels for Peterborough Downtown

That $175,048.00 be allocated to enhance service levels for the Peterborough Downtown and that a report be prepared by Mr. Horton on the appropriate area from which to transfer these funds.

14. Report USPW05-006

Award of Tender T-08-05 for the Supply of one Double Drum Vibratory Roller for Public Works

That Council approve report USPW05-006 dated April 4, 2005, from the Manager of Public Works, recommending:

That City Council award Contract T-08-05 to the Rental Centre, 570 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, ON, in the amount of $30,718.80, which includes $1,869.84 GST and $2,136.96 PST, for the supply and delivery of one (1) double drum vibratory roller for the Public Works.

15. Report USEC05-013

Weller Street Reconstruction (T-02-05)

That Council approve report USEC05-013 dated April 4, 2005, from the Director of Utility Services, recommending:

a) That the tender of Balterre Contracting Limited, PO Box 594, Norwood, Ontario, K0L 2V0, in the amount of $1,983,026.46 plus $138,811.85 GST, for a total amount of $2,121,838.31 for Contract T-02-05 (Weller Street Reconstruction) be accepted; and

b) That a by-law be passed authorizing the staged closure (local traffic only) of Weller Street from Wallis Drive to Monaghan Road from May 2, 2005 to September 30, 2005; and

c) That a by-law be passed authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to sign and seal the contract documents.

16. Report USEC05-007

Streetlight Pole Replacement (Q-01-05)

That Council approve report USEC05-007 dated April 4, 2005, from the Director of Utility Services, recommending:

That City Council award Quotation Q-01-05 (Streetlight Pole Replacement) to Otonabee Utility Services Inc., 405 Parkhill Road East, Peterborough, Ontario, K9L 1C4, in the amount of $97,668.20 plus $6,836.77 GST, for a total amount of $104,504.97.

17. CORRES05-007

Naval Lore

Request for Government Sponsorship

That correspondence CORRES05-007 from Naval Lore be received and that $500 be donated as a government sponsorship from General Contingency.

18. Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)

Given the March 31, 2005 announcement from the Province with respect to the new Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF), the following is recommended:

a) That the $10,585,306 Community Re-investment Fund amount shown on page 50 of the 2005 Budget highlights book be reduced by $1,839,837 to $8,745,469 to reflect the confirmed amount to be received under the new Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) program.

b) That the $14,761,706 capital levy provision shown on page 282 of the 2005 Budget HIGHLIGHTS book be reduced by $1,839,837 to $12,921,869.

c) That the total $11,500,700 capital levy used in the 2005 capital budget program be increased by $1,400,000 to $12,900,700.

d) That the tax supported debt in the 2005 capital program be reduced as follows:

Project 5-13.03 - Flood Reduction Master Plan $1,300,000

Project 5- 1.01 - Various Roadway Repaving $ 100,000

19. Utility Poles

That the Director of Finance provide a report to Committee of the Whole to determine whether it is financially feasible to sell utility poles to our utility company.

20. Waste Receptacles

Mayor Sutherland indicated that the waste receptacles are not being maintained in the Downtown. Mr. Hunt advised that this issue would be reviewed by looking into the contractual agreement with the supplier and what options are available.

21. Balterre Construction

Councillor Eggleton expressed concern with projects completed in 2004 by Balterre Construction, the location of the construction site set-up and the timing of various projects. Mr. Rye will discuss this matter with Councillor Eggleton.

22. Flood Review Committee

Councillor Cahill advised that the Flood Review Committee will be held on April 5, 2005.

All of which is respectfully submitted,

Councillor B. Juby

Chairman

April 4, 2005


 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE REPORT NO. 8

MEETING OF APRIL 11, 2005

TO THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PETERBOROUGH FOR CONSIDERATION AT ITS MEETING HELD APRIL 11, 2005

THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, AS A RESULT OF ITS MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2005, RECOMMENDS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Report PLPD05-025
33 Parkview Drive

That Council approve Report PLPD05-025 dated April 11, 2005, from the Property Asset Manager, recommending:

a) That a By-Law be presented for passage to authorize the purchase of property described as Part of Lot 19, Registered Plan 242, shown as Parts 3 and 4 on Reference Plan 45R-13244, City of Peterborough, County of Peterborough, from Gerald Joseph Miles O’Neil and Jo-Ella Bernadette O’Neil for the purchase price of $12,600.

2. Report USEC05-014

Hunter Street Sanitary Sewer Relining

That Council approve report USEC05-014, dated April 11, 2005, of the Manager of Engineering and Construction, recommending:

That City Council authorize D.M. Robichaud Associates Ltd, 627 Wentworth Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 3V8 to proceed with the relining of the existing sanitary sewer on Hunter Street, between George Street and Jackson Creek, in the amount of $60,465.00 (excluding GST).

3. Report CSCH05-012

Municipal Cultural Planning Forum Project

That Council approve report CSCH05-012 dated April 11, 2005, of the Director of Community Services, recommending that:

a) Council receive the information regarding the Municipal Cultural Planning Forum Project and consider attending the day-long Forum in Peterborough on April 20th, 2005.

4. Report CSAS05-001

Replacement of Kinsmen Civic Centre Condenser

That Council approve report CSAS05-001 dated April 11,2005, of the Manager of the Arenas Division, recommending:

a) That Council approve the completion of the proposed work CIMCO Refrigeration, 61 Villaboit Cres. Unit 1, Concord ON L4K 4R4, in the amount of $48,503 (excluding GST) to replace the ammonia condenser at the Kinsmen Civic Centre as an extra to the existing contract

5. Report FAFS05-014

How to fund $175,048 worth of Public Works Downtown Service Enhancements

That Council approve report FAFS05-014, dated April 11, 2005, of the Director of Finance and Administrative Services recommending:

That the $175,048 increase in the 2005 Public Works operating budget required to fund downtown service levels improvement set out in Report USPW05-005, dated April 4, 2005, prepared by the Manager of Public Works, be funded from a transfer from the 2005 general contingency provision for a period of one year with the service standards to be reviewed upon the receipt of a report on Public Works Service standards to be issued as an RFP in 2005.

6. Report OCS05-001

953 Clonsilla Avenue

That Council receive report OCS05-001 dated April 11, 2005, for information

7. Report CSF05-002

Purchase of GMC Yukon XL

That City Council approve the purchase of a 2004 GMC Yukon XL at a Capital cost of $34,000. plus GST from Bill Storey Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd. 1515 Lansdowne St. Peterborough, ON K9J7H5.

8. Trent Severn Waterway System

That The Mayor And Clerk Be Authorized To Write A Letter To The Federal Government Asking That Parks Canada Be Authorized To Issue A Priority Permit To Peterborough Utilities Inc., A Wholly Owned Company Of The City Of Peterborough, For Power Generation At Locks 19, 22, 23, 24, And 25 On The Trent-Severn System As It Is In The Public Interest.

All of which is respectfully submitted,

Councillor B. Juby

Chairman

April 11, 2005