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Item/File Ext.
confirmation of the minutes of the regular council meeting of february 26, 2020, and the special city council meeting of march 9, 2020 is postponed to the next regular meeting of council.
queen's park update:' new provincial legislation to allow virtual municipal council meetings
AMO - New Provincial Legislation to Allow Virtual Municipal Council Meetings.docx
amo covid-19 update: emergency management and civil protection act invoked
Invokeddocx
amo providing new resources for municipal councils - covid-19
COVID19docx
covid-19: amo update
Updatedocx
covid-19 update - provinces announces $200 million of social services funding
AMO COVID-19 Update - Provinces Announces Social Services Funding .docx
councillor d. deans advised she would be absent from the city council meeting of 25 march 2020 (see motion no. 20/1 of september 25, 2019).
office of the city clerk
office of the city clerk
motion to amend the procedure by-law 2019-8 to permit remote participation in accordance with bill 187, municipal emergency act, 2020 and related procedural matters required as a result of the novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic
1 - Motion - Remote Participation - Final EN.pdf
1 - Motion - Remote Participation - FinalFR .pdf
councillors m. luloff and l. dudas
emergency management and related matters
covid-19 remarks by mayor watson
medical officer of health
covid-19 verbal update from the medical officer of health
city manager
covid-19 and 2020 spring freshet/flooding verbal update from the city manager
office of the city clerk
declaration of vacant office on council - ward 19 (cumberland) and related matters
5 - Motion - Ward 19 Vacancy - Final EN.pdf
5 - Motion - Ward 19 Vacancy - Final FR.pdf
5 - Memo to Council-Filling a Council Vacancy (Ward 19)_EN.pdf
5 - Memo to Council-Filling a Council Vacancy (Ward 19)_FR.pdf
chief financial officer/ city treasurer
motion - 2020 property tax covid-19 hardship deferral program and water payment grace period
6 - Motion - 2020 Property Tax COVID-19 Hardship Deferral Program - FINAL EN.pdf
6 - Motion - 2020 Property Tax COVID-19 Hardship Deferral Program - FINAL FR.pdf
emergency and protective services
motion - authority to extend expiry dates for business license renewals
7 - Motion - Emergency authority to extend expiry dates - FINAL EN.pdf
7 - Motion - Emergency authority to extend expiry dates - FINAL FR.pdf
planning, infrastructure and economic development department
motion - part lot control exemption - delegation of authority
8 - Motion - Part Lot Control - Final EN.pdf
8 - Motion - Part Lot Control - Final FR.pdf
motion - development charge indexing date
motion - rental adjustments for businesses affected by city of ottawa facility closures
10 - Motion - Rental Adjustments City Buildings - Final EN.pdf
10 - Motion - Rental Adjustments City Buildings - Final FR.pdf
rescheduling of additional official plan joint meeting of agriculture and rural affairs committee and planning committee
11 - Motion - OP Joint Meeting EN.pdf
11 - Motion - OP Joint Meeting FR.pdf
in-camera
strategic collective bargaining/mandate for negotiations - in camera - reporting out date: upon ratification of the agreement (as considered in camera by the finance and economic development committee on march 9, 2020
strategic collective bargaining/mandate for negotiations - amalgamated transit union, local 279 (conventional) and amalgamated transit union, local 1760 - in camera - reporting out date: upon ratification of the agreement
councillors m. luloff and l. dudas
councillors m. luloff and l. dudas
councillors m. luloff and l. dudas

Votes

ITEM: MOTION TO AMEND THE PROCEDURE BY-LAW 2019-8 TO PERMIT REMOTE PARTICIPATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH BILL 187, MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY ACT, 2020 AND RELATED PROCEDURAL MATTERS REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: BE IT RESOLVED that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to permit the introduction of the following motion, in order to respond in a timely manner to the restrictions in place as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to provide that Members of Council may participate in consideration of, and vote on, the following motion through electronic participation by way of telephone at the Special Meeting of City Council on March 25, 2020, in accordance with subsections 238(3.1) to 238(3.4) of the Municipal Act, 2001: WHEREAS the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve and is causing significant effects across the world and in the City of Ottawa; and WHEREAS the ongoing COVID-19 situation and associated recommendation from Ottawa Public Health that social distancing be practiced in order to decrease transmission may result in some Members of Council being unable to physically attend
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S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
E. El-Chantiry
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
J. Leiper
G. Gower
A. Hubley
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
C. Meehan
L. Dudas
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
D. Deans (a)

ITEM: COUNCILLORS M. LULOFF AND L. DUDAS

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the motions and reports listed on the Final Council agenda for the Special City Council Meeting of March 25th, 2020 be received and considered.
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S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
E. El-Chantiry
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
J. Leiper
G. Gower
A. Hubley
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
C. Meehan
L. Dudas
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
D. Deans (a)

ITEM: DECLARATION OF VACANT OFFICE ON COUNCIL - WARD 19 (CUMBERLAND) AND RELATED MATTERS

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: WHEREAS on February 27, 2020, Stephen Blais was elected to be the Member of Provincial Parliament for Orléans and, in accordance with Subsection 260(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, provided the Clerk with written notice of his resignation as City Councillor for Ward 19 (Cumberland) on March 5, 2020, effective that same day; and WHEREAS in accordance with Section 262 of the Municipal Act, 2001, when a Member resigns, Council is statutorily mandated to declare the Office to be vacant at its “next meeting”, being the meeting of March 25, 2020; and WHEREAS in accordance with Section 263 of the Municipal Act, 2001, within 60 days of declaring the Office vacant, Council shall either appoint a new Member, or pass a by-law requiring a by-election to be held in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996; and WHEREAS the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve and is causing significant, ongoing and shifting effects throughout the City of Ottawa; and WHERE
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S. Moffatt
E. El-Chantiry
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
J. Leiper
G. Gower
A. Hubley
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
C. Meehan
L. Dudas
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
R. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)

ITEM: MOTION - 2020 PROPERTY TAX COVID-19 HARDSHIP DEFERRAL PROGRAM AND WATER PAYMENT GRACE PERIOD

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: WHEREAS on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization assessed COVID-19 as a global pandemic; and WHEREAS on March 17, 2020 the Province of Ontario declared a State of Emergency related to the presence of COVID-19 within the province; and WHEREAS, the City of Ottawa has been implementing measures to slow the spread of the virus, including the cancellation of all recreational and cultural programming and the closure of public service counters at City facilities, and encouraging residents to socially distance and self-isolate as required; and WHEREAS, small businesses are the backbone of our local economy and facing financial uncertainty in this evolving situation; and WHEREAS to ensure that the City could provide a grace period for tax payment and tax deferrals for financially impacted residents, including small businesses as soon as possible and without an undue administrative burden, the City Treasurer has established the criteria for eligibility for property tax deferral
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S. Moffatt
E. El-Chantiry
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
J. Leiper
G. Gower
A. Hubley
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
C. Meehan
L. Dudas
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
R. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)

ITEM: MOTION - AUTHORITY TO EXTEND EXPIRY DATES FOR BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has enacted a Licensing By-law No. 2002-189, as amended, to regulate businesses for purposes of public health and safety, consumer protection and community nuisance control; AND WHEREAS there are 34 business licensing categories regulated under the Licensing By-law, each with annual renewal requirements and an expiry date; AND WHEREAS the licenses of a number of those categories will be expiring at the end of March, April and beyond, in 2020; AND WHEREAS, given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the client service counters, including the one at By-law and Regulatory Services’ Headquarters, where many licensees would have been renewing their licenses, have been temporary closed to prevent the spread of the virus; AND WHEREAS licensees and staff will require additional time to renew, and process renewals respectively, given alternative mechanisms currently being operationalized for that purpose; BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approve an amendment
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S. Moffatt
E. El-Chantiry
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
J. Leiper
G. Gower
A. Hubley
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
C. Meehan
L. Dudas
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
R. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)

ITEM: MOTION - PART LOT CONTROL EXEMPTION - DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: WHEREAS in many instances the ability to convey title in new homes requires the lifting of part lot control; and WHEREAS in order to be able to register a part lot control by-law, the legal description, including the subdivision plan number must be contained within the by-law; and WHEREAS there may closings relating to a registered plan of subdivision that will not be able to proceed if a part lot control exemption by-law is not enacted; and WHEREAS the Municipal Act, sections 9, 10, 11 and 23.1 permit the City to delegate the power to enact certain by-laws; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following: 1. Between March 25, 2020 and May 31, 2020, inclusive, Council delegates to the Director of Planning Services of the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department, the authority to enact by-laws for the exemption from Part Lot Control pursuant to the Planning Act, section 50 in respect of the land for which a part lot control exemption is sough
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S. Moffatt
E. El-Chantiry
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
J. Leiper
G. Gower
A. Hubley
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
C. Meehan
L. Dudas
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
R. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)

ITEM: MOTION - RENTAL ADJUSTMENTS FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY CITY OF OTTAWA FACILITY CLOSURES

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: WHEREAS COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and the Ontario Government has declared a state of emergency to respond to this Public Health Crisis; and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa acted decisively and swiftly to protect its residents with measures including closing a number of City facilities; and WHEREAS a number of City facilities closed contain third party businesses as tenants; and WHEREAS these businesses have been significantly impacted by these decisions that were taken to protect the overall health of our community; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council direct staff to provide rental adjustments for businesses affected by City of Ottawa facility closures to reflect the amount of time that these facilities are closed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. ?
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ITEM: RESCHEDULING OF ADDITIONAL OFFICIAL PLAN JOINT MEETING OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: WHEREAS Council approved on December 11th, 2019 that an additional joint meeting of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and Planning Committee pursuant to the Planning Act, section 26 would take place in March 2020 to consider growth management policies, intensification, urban land needs and an overview of timelines and milestones; and WHEREAS this meeting was scheduled for March 30, 2020; and WHEREAS due to the release of the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020 and the current extraordinary circumstances it is necessary that this joint meeting be rescheduled; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the additional Joint Meeting of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and Planning Committee take place at a time and date to be determined by the Chairs of these two Committees.
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S. Moffatt
E. El-Chantiry
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
J. Leiper
G. Gower
A. Hubley
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
C. Meehan
L. Dudas
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
R. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)

ITEM: Councillors M. Luloff and L. Dudas

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: That the by-laws listed on the Agenda under Motion to Introduce By-laws, Three Readings, be read and passed.
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S. Moffatt (a)
R. Chiarelli (a)
E. El-Chantiry (a)
M. Fleury (a)
J. Harder (a)
J. Cloutier (a)
J. Watson (a)
J. Sudds (a)
J. Leiper (a)
G. Gower (a)
A. Hubley (a)
R. Brockington (a)
G. Darouze (a)
M. Luloff (a)
K. Egli (a)
D. Deans (a)
T. Tierney (a)
C. Meehan (a)
L. Dudas (a)
S. Menard (a)
C. McKenney (a)
T. Kavanagh (a)
R. King (a)

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Committee Members:
Name Last Email Phone
Stephen Blais stephen.blais@ottawa.ca 613-580-2489
Riley Brockington riley.brockington@ottawa.ca 613-580-2486
David Chernushenko david.chernushenko@ottawa.ca 613-580-2487
Rick Chiarelli rick.chiarelli@ottawa.ca 613-580-2478
Jean Cloutier jean.cloutier@ottawa.ca 613-580-2488
George Darouze george.darouze@ottawa.ca 613-580-2490
Diane Deans diane.deans@ottawa.ca 613-580-2480
Keith Egli keith.egli@ottawa.ca 613-580-2479
Eli El-Chantiry eli.el-chantiry@ottawa.ca 613-580-2475
Mathieu Fleury mathieu.fleury@ottawa.ca 613-580-2482
Jan Harder jan.harder@ottawa.ca 613-580-2473
Allan Hubley allan.hubley@ottawa.ca 613-580-2752
Jeff Leiper jeff.leiper@ottawa.ca 613-580-2485
Catherine McKenney catherine.mckenney@ottawa.ca 613-580-2484
Jody Mitic jody.mitic@ottawa.ca 613-580-2472
Scott Moffatt scott.moffatt@ottawa.ca 613-580-2491
Bob Monette bob.monette@ottawa.ca 613-580-2471
Tobi Nussbaum tobi.nussbaum@ottawa.ca 613-580-2483
Shad Qadri shad.qadri@ottawa.ca 613-580-2476
Michael Qaqish michael.qaqish@ottawa.ca 613-580-2751
Mark Taylor mark.taylor@ottawa.ca 613-580-2477
Tim Tierney timothy.tierney@ottawa.ca 613-580-2481
Jim Watson jim.watson@ottawa.ca 613-580-2496
Marianne Wilkinson marianne.wilkinson@ottawa.ca 613-580-2474