Environment Committee

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Item/File Ext.
status update - environment committee inquiries and motions for the period ending 11 october 2016
Report - Status Update – Environment Committee Inquiries for the period ending 11-10-2016
Document 1
clean water and wastewater fund
Reoprt - Clean Water and Wastewater Fund
Document 1 - Clean Water and Wastewater Fund List of Projects.pdf
recommended water, wastewater, and stormwater rate structure
Report EN - Water Rate Structure Review.docx
Report FR - Water Rate Structure Review.docx
Document 1 EN - Stormwater Rate Structure Options Analysis.pdf
Document 1 FR - Stormwater Rate Structure Options Analysis.pdf
Document 2 EN - Impact of New Rate Structure by Property Type.pdf
Document 2 FR - Impact of New Rate Structure by Property Type.pdf
Document 3 - AECOM Stormwater Funding Option Review.pdf
conference summary: renewable cities global learning forum
IPD - Conference Summary: Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum.pdf
Document 1
environmental stewardship advisory committee - reserve appointment
IPD - Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee – Reserve Appointment.pdf

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ITEM: STATUS UPDATE - ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE INQUIRIES AND MOTIONS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 11 OCTOBER 2016

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To:
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S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
D. Chernushenko
M. Taylor
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
J. Leiper
C. McKenney
M. Qaqish
J. Mitic (r)

ITEM: CLEAN WATER AND WASTEWATER FUND

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To:
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S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
D. Chernushenko
M. Taylor
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
J. Mitic
J. Leiper
C. McKenney
M. Qaqish

ITEM: RECOMMENDED WATER, WASTEWATER, AND STORMWATER RATE STRUCTURE

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: Motion: Councillor J. Cloutier on behalf of Councillor K. Egli WHEREAS the proposed new Rate Structure report recognizes that, “in a municipality as large, complex and geographically diverse as Ottawa, there is no perfect solution to funding water services within the current legislative framework and with current information and technologies”; and WHEREAS there was significant public feedback received asking the City to look at crediting those who have less stormwater runoff from their properties and/or who actively conserve water; and WHEREAS staff has advised that such initiatives are not practical now, but could be reviewed again in future; and WHEREAS the staff recommends that the rate structure be reviewed as part of long-range financial planning exercises; and WHEREAS municipal best practices in this area are emerging over time; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Environment Committee recommend that Council direct staff to review municipal best practices for credits
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S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
D. Chernushenko
M. Taylor
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
J. Mitic
J. Leiper
C. McKenney
M. Qaqish
Motion To: Motion: Councillor D. Chernushenko WHEREAS, during the Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Review, it was acknowledged that the most fair foundation for establishing a stormwater fee would be based on the actual impervious surfaces on a property; and WHEREAS staff has advised that this information is not available and that it would be prohibitively expensive for the City to develop this information; and WHEREAS the Government of Ontario has given the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) the authority to enter, list and assess all individual properties across the province; and WHEREAS establishing a separate, transparent fee for stormwater services is an emerging best practice, and there would be a benefit to all municipalities to have this information on title as a matter of course; and WHEREAS, with such information, municipalities could establish programs—including incentives and disincentives—to encourage property owners to increase the percentage of permeabl
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S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
D. Chernushenko
M. Taylor
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
J. Mitic
J. Leiper
C. McKenney
M. Qaqish
Motion To: That the Environment Committee recommend that Council: 1. Approve a new Rate Structure for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Services, as outlined in this report and including as follows: a. A Water Rate for Drinking Water Services, based on a combination of a fixed fee and a consumption charge, as described in this report; b. A Wastewater Rate for Wastewater Services, based on a combination of a fixed fee and a consumption charge, as described in this report; and c. A Stormwater Fee for Stormwater Services, including the four-year phase-in of the fee for those households and businesses not connected to the City’s water and wastewater infrastructure, as described in this report; d. A regular review of the new rate structure in future Long-Range Financial Plans, as described in this report. 2. Direct staff to undertake a review of the ditching standards and the City’s Ditch Alteration Policy and report back to Committee and Council no later than in Q4 2017.
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S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
D. Chernushenko
M. Taylor
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
J. Mitic
J. Leiper
C. McKenney
M. Qaqish

Public Comment Contact Information

Everyone is entitled to attend committee meetings and provide a verbal statement (up to 5 minutes long) before Councillors vote on each agenda item. If you are not able to attend a meeting, you can also email your comments to councillors. Either way, your statements become part of the official record - and this is the single most important step to shaping the outcome of your city.

Click this "mailto:" link, or cut-and-paste the following email addresses to send your comments:

riley.brockington@ottawa.ca, david.chernushenko@ottawa.ca, rick.chiarelli@ottawa.ca, jean.cloutier@ottawa.ca, jeff.leiper@ottawa.ca, catherine.mckenney@ottawa.ca, jody.mitic@ottawa.ca, scott.moffatt@ottawa.ca, michael.qaqish@ottawa.ca, mark.taylor@ottawa.ca

Committee Members:
Name Last Email Phone
Riley Brockington riley.brockington@ottawa.ca
David Chernushenko david.chernushenko@ottawa.ca 613-580-2487
Rick Chiarelli rick.chiarelli@ottawa.ca 613-580-2478
Jean Cloutier jean.cloutier@ottawa.ca
Jeff Leiper jeff.leiper@ottawa.ca
Catherine McKenney catherine.mckenney@ottawa.ca
Jody Mitic jody.mitic@ottawa.ca
Scott Moffatt scott.moffatt@ottawa.ca 613-580-2491
Michael Qaqish michael.qaqish@ottawa.ca
Mark Taylor mark.taylor@ottawa.ca 613-580-2477