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Minutes

For the City Council Meeting held
mardi 8 octobre 2013



Location: Tom Davies Square
Commencement: 6:00 PM
Adjournment: 9:18 PM






Council Chamber

 

HER WORSHIP MAYOR MARIANNE MATICHUK, IN THE CHAIR

 

Present

 

Councillors Cimino; Barbeau; Berthiaume; Dutrisac; Dupuis; Rivest; Kilgour; Belli; Craig; Caldarelli; Kett; Landry-Altmann (D8:48pm)

 

City Officials

 

Doug Nadorozny, Chief Administrative Officer; Tony Cecutti, General Manager of Infrastructure Services; Catherine Matheson, General Manager of Community Development; Paul Baskcomb, Acting General Manager of Growth & Development; Tim Beadman, Chief of Emergency Services; Frank Elsner, Chief of Police; Caroline Hallsworth, Executive Director, Administrative Services/City Clerk; Lorella Hayes, Chief Financial Officer/ Treasurer; Jamie Canapini, City Solicitor; Eliza Bennett, Manager of Communications & French Language Services; Franca Bortolussi, Council Assistant; Danielle Wicklander, Audio/Video Operator

 

MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION

 

DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF

 

None declared.

 



Community Delegations

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Frank Elsner, Chief of Police, Greater Sudbury Police Services, Rob Vaillancourt, Chair, Greater Sudbury Police Service Lions Eye in the Sky Advisory Board and Inspector Todd Zimmerman Member of the Lion's Eye in the Sky Board, Ex Officio, made an electronic presentation regarding the Lions Eye in the Sky closed-circuit television ("CCTV") monitoring system.

 

Matters Arising from the Planning Committee

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Approval of Planning Committee Recommendations

 

Councillor Kilgour, as Chair of the Planning Committee, reported on the matters arising from the Planning Committee Meeting of September 9, 2013.

 

The following motion was presented:

 

CC2013-292 Landry-Altmann/Kett:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve Planning Committee Recommendations PL2013-134 to PL2013-139 inclusive and PL2013-141 from the meeting of September 9, 2013.

CARRIED

 

The following are the Planning Committee recommendations:

 

327 Gravel Drive, Hanmer - Claude & Nicole Giroux

 

PL2013-134 Rivest/Belli:  That the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by Claude and Nicole Giroux to amend Zoning By-law 2010-100Z with respect to lands described as Parcel 49981 S.E.S., Part 1, Plan 53R-14091 in Lot 2, Concession 3, Township of Hanmer in order to extend the use of a garden suite in accordance with Section 39.1(4) of the Planning Act for a temporary period of three (3) years.

                        CARRIED

 

4079 Notre Dame Avenue, Hanmer – John  and Louise Watkins

 

PL2013-135  Rivest/Belli:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by John and Louise Watkins to amend the Zoning By-law 2010-100Z with respect to lands described as PIN 73503-1524, Part 1, Plan 53R-18725, Lot 1, Concession 2, Township of Hanmer, in order to permit a garden suite in accordance with Section 39 of the Planning Act for a temporary period of ten years, subject to the following condition:

 

1.   That prior to the installation of the garden suite, the owners must obtain a building permit to the satisfaction of the Chief Building Official.

            CARRIED

 

6 Agnes Street, Lively – Steven J. Stobo

 

PL2013-136 Belli/Craig:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by Steven J. Stobo to amend the City of Greater Sudbury Official Plan to provide a site-specific exemption from Section 3.2 in order to permit a mobile home as a garden suite on those lands described as PIN 73378-0260, Lot 2, Plan M-531, Parcel 21776 S.W.S., in Lot 8, Concession 4, Township of Waters.

CARRIED

 

PL2013-137 Craig/Belli:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by Steven J. Stobo to amend Zoning By-law 2010-100Z with respect to lands described as PIN 73378-0260, Lot 2, Plan M-531, Parcel 21776 S.W.S., in Lot 8, Concession 4, Township of Waters in order to permit a garden suite in accordance with Section 39 of the Planning Act for a temporary period of ten (10) years, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.     That the temporary use by-law include the following site-specific provisions:

 

i)       A garden suite in the form of a mobile home with a maximum size of 101 m2 shall be permitted;

 

ii)      Minimum setbacks for the garden suite shall be as follows:

 

(a)   15 metres from the front lot line;

 

(b)   3 metres from the southerly lot line.         

CARRIED

 

Leroux Street, Chelmsford – Kevin Goudreau

 

PL2013-138 Rivest/Dutrisac:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by Kevin Goudreau to amend By-law 2010-100Z being the Zoning By-law for the City of Greater Sudbury to change the zoning classification from "R1-5", Low Density Residential One to "R2-2", Low Density Residential Two in order to permit a semi-detached dwelling on those lands described as PIN 73348-0635, Parts 1 to 4, 6 to 9, Plan 53R-19908, Part of Lots 12 & 13, Plan M-430, Lot 3, Concession 2, Township of Balfour.

CARRIED

 

252 Ester Street, Sudbury – Giuseppina Cotesta

 

PL2013-139 Belli/Craig:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by Giuseppina Cotesta to amend Zoning By-law 2010-100Z by changing the zoning classification from "C3(8)", Limited General Commercial Special to a revised "C3(8)", Limited General Commercial Special on those lands described as PIN 73475-0560, Parcel 33248 S.E.S., Lot 10, Plan M-371 except Unit 34, Plan D-55 in Lot 6, Concession 6, Township of Broder, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.     That the amending by-law indicate the following site-specific provisions:

 

b.     All C3 uses shall be permitted excluding a restaurant;

 

c.      That a 3 metre wide landscape strip is required along Long Lake Road with the exception that a 0m wide landscape strip shall be permitted adjacent to the sight triangle joining Long Lake Road and Ester Street;

 

d.     1.5 metre wide landscape strip shall be provided abutting a residential zone and corner side yard;

 

e.     Parking spaces shall be permitted with a 0m setback adjacent to the sight triangle joining Long Lake Road and Ester Street;

 

f.       A 0m interior side yard is permitted.

CARRIED

 

Request for extension of conditional approval of rezoning application File # 751-5/10-5, 2523 Fire Route O, Azilda, Tina Butkevitch

 

PL2013-141 Belli/Craig:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the extension of rezoning application File # 751-5/10-5 by Tina Butkevitch on lands described as Parcel 29667 S.E.S., Parts 1 and 2, Plan 53R-13496 , Lot 2 Concession 1, Township of Rayside, for a period of one (1) year to August 11, 2014.

CARRIED

 

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Approval of Planning Committee Recommendations

 

Councillor Kilgour, as Chair of the Planning Committee, reported on the matters arising from the Planning Committee Meeting of September 23, 2013.

 

The following motion was presented:

 

CC2013-293 Kett/Landry-Altmann:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve Planning Committee Recommendations PL2013-143 to PL2013-148 inclusive, PL2013-150 and PL2013-151 from the meeting of September 23, 2013.

CARRIED

 

The following are the Planning Committee recommendations:

 

Transfer of Land, Southview Drive, Sudbury

 

PL2013-143  Dutrisac/Craig:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury authorize the transfer of vacant land on Southview Drive, Sudbury, legally described as: part of PIN 73598-0008 (LT), formerly part of Parcel 48032, S.E.S., part of Block 'B', Plan M-595, Township of McKim, City of Greater Sudbury;

 

AND THAT a by-law be passed authorizing the execution of the documents required to complete the real estate transaction.

CARRIED

 

Purchase of Land, Lasalle Boulevard, Sudbury

 

PL2013-144  Craig/Dutrisac:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury authorize the purchase of land and the acquisition of an easement over parts of 1438 Lasalle Boulevard, Sudbury, legally described as PIN 73567-0274 (LT), formerly Parcel 22388, S.E.S., being part of Lot 1, Plan M-359, Township of Neelon, City of Greater Sudbury;

 

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury enter into an agreement with the property owner pursuant to Section 30. of the Expropriations Act,

 

THAT a by-law be passed authorizing the execution of the documents required to complete the real estate transaction,

 

AND THAT the acquisition be funded from the Lasalle / Barrydowne Improvements Property Acquisition account.

CARRIED

 

Perreault Drive, Chelmsford – Lance, Line and Kevin D'Aoust

 

PL2013-145  Dutrisac/Belli:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by Lance, Line and Kevin D'Aoust to amend the Zoning By-law 2010-100Z with respect to lands described as PIN 73369-0082, Parcel 30664 SWS, Parts 4 & 8, Plan 53R-14951, Lots 9 & 10, Concession 6, Township of Snider, in order to permit a garden suite in accordance with Section 39 of the Planning Act for a temporary period of ten years, subject to the following condition:

 

1.   That prior to the installation of the garden suite, the owners must obtain a building permit to the satisfaction of the Chief Building Official.

CARRIED

 

3305 St. Laurent Street, Chelmsford – Pauline Yasko

 

PL2013-146  Dutrisac/Belli:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by Pauline Yasko to amend the Zoning By-law 2010-100Z with respect to lands described as PIN 73345 0280, Parcel 25987 S.W.S., Part 2, Plan 53R-7315, Lot 2, Concession 4, Township of Rayside, in order to permit a garden suite in accordance with Section 39 of the Planning Act for a temporary period of ten years, subject to the following condition:

 

1.   That prior to the installation of the garden suite, the owner must obtain a building permit to the satisfaction of the Chief Building Official.

CARRIED

 

Dennie Street, Hanmer – Caisse Populaire St. Jacques de Hanmer Inc.

 

PL2013-147  Craig/Dutrisac:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by Caisse Populaire St. Jacques de Hanmer Inc. to amend Zoning By-law 2010-100Z to change the zoning classification from "R1-5", Low Density Residential One to "R2-2", Low Density Residential Two in order to permit a semi-detached dwelling on those lands described as PIN 73503-0358, Parcel 48272 S.E.S., Part of Lot 26, Plan M-107, Part 1, Plan 53R-11697, Lot 1, Concession 2, Township of Hanmer.

CARRIED

 

5512 Capreol Road, Hanmer – 1732883 Ontario Limited

 

PL2013-148  Dutrisac/Craig:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by 1732883 Ontario Limited to amend Zoning By-law 2010-100Z by changing the zoning classification from "RU", Rural to "RU(S)", Rural Special on those lands described as PIN 73507-0098, Parcel 51099 S.E.S., Parts 8 & 9, Plan 53R-14924 in Lot 10, Concession 5, Township of Capreol, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.   That the amending by-law indicate the following site-specific provisions:

 

  1. In addition to the uses permitted in the RU zone, a sales and rental establishment for utility trailers shall also be permitted;

 

  1. The sale, repair or storage of motorized vehicles or recreational vehicles, including travel or tent trailers, shall not be permitted;

 

  1. The outdoor display and sales of utility trailers shall be permitted under the provisions of Section 4.27.2, subject to the following modifications:

 

(a) A minimum 3-metre wide planting strip shall be maintained along the northerly interior lot line where it abuts the outdoor display and sales area and the customer parking area;

 

(b) The outdoor display and sales area and the customer parking area shall be set back a minimum 15 metres from the front lot line and a minimum 3 metres from the northerly interior lot line.

CARRIED

 

Consent Referral Request, 285 Montee Genereux, Chelmsford – Estate of the late Fernand Dutrisac

 

PL2013-150  Belle/Craig:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury permit Consent Applications B0099/2013 and B0100/2013 on those lands described as PIN 73347-1518, Parcel 4712, Parts 1 to 5, Plan 53R-14556, Lot 11, Concession 1, Township of Rayside to proceed by way of the consent process.

CARRIED

 

Municipal Heritage Advisory Panel Update

 

PL2013-151  Belli/Dutrisac:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury direct staff to prepare a onetime budget option in the amount of $30,000 for municipal heritage projects, for consideration through the 2014 budget process.

CARRIED

 

Matters Arising from Community Services Committee

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Approval of Community Services Committee Recommendations

 

Councillor Dupuis, as Chair of the Community Services Committee, reported on the matters arising from the Community Services Committee Meeting of September 16, 2013.

 

The following motion was presented:

 

Landry-Altmann/Kett:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve Community Services Committee Recommendations CS2013-38 to CS2013-45 inclusive from the meeting of September 16, 2013.

 

Councillor Cimino requested Community Services Committee Recommendation CS2013-39 be pulled and dealt with separately.

 

The following motion was presented:

 

CC2013-294 Landry-Altmann/Kett:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve Community Services Committee Recommendations CS2013-38 and CS2013-40 to CS2013-45 inclusive from the meeting of September 16, 2013.

CARRIED

 

The following are the Community Services Committee recommendations:

 

Community Development Department 2014 Capital Budget

 

CS2013-38 Barbeau/Berthiaume:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury accept the report dated September 9, 2013 from the General Manager of Community Development regarding the draft 2014 Capital Budget and the 2015 to 2018 Capital Forecast.

CARRIED

 

Linen Services for Emergency Medical Services

 

CS2013-40 Barbeau/Berthiaume: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury authorize the City’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division to continue with the annual purchasing of linens and laundry services from Sudbury Hospital Services (SHS).

CARRIED

 

Emergency Shelter Funding

 

CS2013-41 Barbeau/Berthiaume: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the transfer of $194,000 for 2013 emergency shelter top up to the Ontario Works Reserve Fund committed to Emergency Shelter Programs;

 

AND THAT the City of Greater Sudbury authorize the Provincial and/or Federal funding available to the Social Services Division be utilized for the emergency shelter program for 2014 and potential future years given it is within the funding guidelines.

CARRIED

 

Chelmsford Arena Renewal Financial Plan and Capital Cost Breakdown

 

CS2013-42 Berthiaume/Barbeau: WHEREAS the Community Services Committee approved the Arena Renewal Capital Plan as part of the Arena Renewal Strategy;

 

AND WHEREAS the Community Services Committee recommended that the surplus funds from the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex project be applied towards the repair of the Chelmsford Community Arena with additional capital requirements to be funded through the Leisure Capital envelopes and Leisure Capital Financing Reserve;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the financial plan and Capital cost breakdown for the repairs to the Chelmsford Community Arena Renewal;

 

AND THAT staff be directed to commence the Chelmsford Community Arena renewal project as described in the report dated September 5, 2013 from the General Manager of Community Development, effective April 2014.

CARRIED

 

Utility Costs - Sports Hall of Fame

 

CS2013-43 Barbeau/Berthiaume: WHEREAS the Greater Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame Steering Committee is requesting Council’s approval to waive the obligations to cover the cost of utilities as part of the lease agreement to operate the Greater Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame;

 

AND WHEREAS Council, during the 2013 budget, deferred the budget enhancement to the 2014 budget for consideration;

 

AND WHEREAS a number of energy retrofits initiatives have been

incorporated in the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex expansion which has resulted in energy savings;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Greater Sudbury waive the obligations to cover the utility costs for the operation of the Greater Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame.

CARRIED

 

Club Amical du Nouveau Sudbury Request for Annual Grant

 

CS2013-44 Barbeau/Berthiaume: WHEREAS 2014 enhancement budget options with permanent budget implications must have a Council Committee report and approval before the end of September;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the submission of a 2014 enhancement budget option for the Finance and Administration Committee consideration to provide an annual operating grant to the Club Amical du Nouveau Sudbury.

CARRIED

 

Grace Hartman Amphitheatre Roof

 

CS2013-45 Caldarelli/Barbeau:  WHEREAS the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre is used and enjoyed by thousands of citizens from all parts of this city;

 

AND WHEREAS the number of booking days at the Amphitheatre is increasing every year;

 

AND WHEREAS the weather in our city is variable to say the least causing loss of enjoyment whenever there is a rain event during a concert or function using the seating area;

 

AND WHEREAS a report approved by City Council on March 31st, 2010 states that the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre should provide residents and visitors to Greater Sudbury with a well-managed, well-designed and equipped outdoor venue in which a full and varied seasonal program of community and professional events takes place;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the submission of a 2014 enhancement budget option for the Installation of a roof over the seating at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre.

CARRIED

 

Community Services Committee Recommendation CS2013-39 was pulled and dealt with separately.

 

The following motion was presented:

 

Early Development/School Readiness Subsidy and Priority Waitlist Policy

 

CC2013-295/CS2013-39 Barbeau/Berthiaume: WHEREAS the City of Greater Sudbury seeks to continue to provide school readiness, social opportunities and early identification for children of Ontario Works (OW)/Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients;

 

AND WHEREAS the Social Services Division and Children’s Services Section have identified annual funding to continue to provide Early Development/School Readiness (ED/SR) subsidy for toddlers and preschoolers;

 

AND WHEREAS the City wants to ensure that those children most in need get prioritized access to ED/SR Subsidy within the existing budget;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the ED/SR Subsidy and Priority Waitlist Policy.

CARRIED

 

Matters Arising from Operations Committee

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Approval of Operations Committee Recommendations

 

Councillor Barbeau, as Chair of the Operations Committee, reported on the matters arising from the Operations Committee Meeting of September 16, 2013.

 

The following motion was presented:

 

CC2013-296 Kett/Landry-Altmann:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve Operations Committee Recommendations OP2013-40 to OP2013-49 inclusive from the meeting of September 16, 2013.

CARRIED

 

The following are the Operations Committee recommendations:

 

Handi Transit Recommendations

 

OP2013-40 Berthiaume/Caldarelli:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve a new Handi Transit application process for eligibility to assist City staff in ensuring that the Handi Transit Service is available to be used by persons who have physical disabilities and are unable to use the conventional transit system;

 

AND THAT the application form in the report dated September 5, 2013 from the General Manager of Infrastructure Services regarding Handi Transit Recommendations be approved and used for all new applicants and existing users for re-assessment;

 

AND THAT existing users be reassessed using the new application process;

 

AND THAT fare parity is implemented as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) mandate;

 

AND THAT the hours to accept booking requests be extended to meet the AODA mandate which includes weeknights, weekends and statutory holidays;

 

AND THAT of the above be in effect for January 1, 2014.

CARRIED

 

Recommendations from the Solid Waste Advisory Panel

 

OP2013-41 Caldarelli/Berthiaume:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury receive item #1 and item #2 in the report dated September 4, 2013 from the Acting General Manager of Growth & Development/Planning Director regarding Recommendations from the Solid Waste Advisory Panel for information only;

 

AND THAT the tipping fee rate for waste that requires additional consideration or handling be increased to double the tipping fee rate, plus $200 per load, including a 48 hour notice as detailed in item #3a of the said report and that a budget option be prepared for the estimated additional revenue stream of $25,000;

 

AND THAT a budget option be prepared for the tipping fee rate for garbage loads mixed with electronic waste or garbage loads mixed with scrap metal be increased to double the tipping fee rate as detailed in item #3b of the said report;

 

AND THAT a budget option be prepared for the tipping fee rate for garbage loads mixed with banned Industrial, Commercial and Institutional blue box materials be increased to triple the tipping fee rate as detailed in item #3c of the said report;

 

AND THAT the residential weekly disposal exemption be reduced from 100 kg per week to 50 kg per week as detailed in item #3d and that a budget option be prepared for the estimated additional revenue stream of $75,000;

 

AND THAT the processing rate for concrete, brick and block be increased from $20 per tonne to $40 per tonne and that the processing rate for the two wood waste categories be increased from $0 per tonne to $40 per tonne as detailed in item #3e of the said report and that a budget option be prepared for the estimated additional revenue stream of $400,000;

 

AND THAT a budget option be prepared for the garbage fee for multi-unit residential properties be increased from $24 per unit to $40 per unit effective January 1, 2014 as detailed in item #3f and that a budget option be prepared for the estimated additional revenue stream of $225,000;

 

AND THAT a budget option be prepared for full cost recovery of the garbage fee for multi-unit residential properties be phased in by 2018 as detailed in item #3f of the said report and that this fee be reviewed annually as part of the User Fee By-law;

 

AND THAT the Waste Management By-law be amended to reflect the new changes and rates.

CARRIED

 

Stroller Policy

 

OP2013-42 Caldarelli/Berthiaume:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury authorize the implementation of the Transit Stroller Policy outlined in the report dated September 10, 2013 from the General Manager of Infrastructure Services for a one year period during which time the working group would reconvene to make adjustment should any issues arise.

CARRIED

 

Speed Limit Reduction on Residential Streets to 40 km/hr

 

OP2013-43 Caldarelli/Berthiaume:  WHEREAS at its May 23rd, 2007 meeting, Greater Sudbury City Council unanimously passed the following resolution: “AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Greater Sudbury accept the challenge to become the most pedestrian friendly City in Ontario by 2015”;

 

AND WHEREAS The City of Greater Sudbury cannot afford to provide the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure necessary to encourage more people to use active transportation to get safely to their destinations;

 

AND WHEREAS there is clear evidence that physical activity from active transportation generates important health benefits;

 

AND WHEREAS the City of Greater Sudbury has already designated roadways under its jurisdiction in its Traffic and Parking By-law 2010-1, which are not school or hospital zones, as 40 kilometers per hour zones;

 

AND WHEREAS at page 37 of the Ontario Chief Coroner’s Report into Pedestrian Deaths, it is recommended that the Ministry of Transportation amend “the Highway Traffic Act, to allow local municipalities to set the unsigned default speed limit at 40 kilometers an hour on residential streets, a decrease from the current 50 kilometers an hour;

 

AND WHEREAS slower streets make for more livable and safer neighbourhoods;

 

AND WHEREAS an increase in speed is directly related both to the likelihood of a crash occurring and to the severity of the crash consequences;

 

AND WHEREAS the Sustainable Mobility Panel recommended that the City of Greater Sudbury be bold and modify its Traffic and Parking by-law 2010-1 to reduce speed limits on all residential streets to 40 kilometers per hour unless otherwise posted, rather than the current 50 kilometers per hour;

 

AND WHEREAS the city of North Bay has instituted a by-law establishing 40 kilometer per hour speed limits on residential streets and the City of Ottawa has established a method where by means of petition, residents can request a reduction in the speed limit to 40 kilometers per hour on local residential streets provided there is a consensus of 66 percent of the residents on the entire street;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City of Greater Sudbury direct staff to investigate options to amend the Traffic and Parking by-law 2010-1 to reduce speed limits on residential streets to 40 kilometers per hour unless otherwise posted, rather than the current 50 kilometers per hour and that those options be presented to the Operations Committee at its January 2014 meeting.

CARRIED

 

Intersection of Bancroft Drive/Shelbourne Street/Brentwood Court

 

OP2013-44 Kett/Caldarelli:  WHEREAS the intersection of Bancroft Drive/Shelbourne Street/Brentwood Court is becoming a very busy intersection;

 

AND WHEREAS traffic on Bancroft Drive is travelling too fast to be able to stop for young children attempting to cross Bancroft Drive to access the nearby playground;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Greater Sudbury direct staff to bring forth a report on the appropriateness of a four way stop at this intersection.

CARRIED

 

Speed Hump on Jeanine Street near Redwood Drive

 

OP2013-45 Kett/Caldarelli:  WHEREAS a speed hump is a raised area of a roadway that is intended to slow traffic;

 

AND WHEREAS the intent of speed humps is to allow the driver to travel the entire roadway at a rate of speed that is at or slightly below the posted speed, i.e. a safe constant travelling speed;

 

AND WHEREAS speed humps are very effective in reducing overall speeds including the number of drivers exceeding the limit. (On local roads, most motorists slow to approximately 30 - 35 km/h to traverse a speed hump.);

 

AND WHEREAS their cost efficiency allows for incorporation into most projects;

 

AND WHEREAS they can be safely navigated by bikes;

 

AND WHEREAS they do not affect on-street parking;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT a speed hump be placed on Jeanine Street near Redwood Drive for a one year trial period and that staff report back to the Operations Committee in a year’s time as to the efficacy of the measure.

CARRIED

 

Clearing of Fallen Trees and Debris in Creeks and Other Waterways

 

OP2013-46 Caldarelli/Berthiaume:  WHEREAS fallen trees and other debris in creeks and waterways continue to clutter and cause safety and environmental concerns across the City of Greater Sudbury;

 

AND WHEREAS specific concerns have been raised about fallen trees and debris in Lilly Creek, particularly in the area between Southview Drive and Marcel Street at the Martindale bridge;

 

AND WHEREAS the clearing of many of the fallen trees and debris in Lilly Creek and other waterways across the City of Greater Sudbury remains outstanding;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT City of Greater Sudbury staff be directed to investigate options for dealing with the clearing of fallen trees and debris in Greater Sudbury creeks and other waterways, and that those options, together with the associated costs, be presented to the Operations Committee at a spring 2014 meeting.

CARRIED

 

Request for Transit Service to the Lionel E. Lalonde Centre

 

OP2013-47 Berthiaume/Caldarelli:  WHEREAS public use of the Lionel E. Lalonde Centre and the adjoining facilities such as the outdoor rink, and the soccer fields has increased;

 

AND WHEREAS transit service to this location would provide a convenient, safe and green option for transportation for the users of this facility;

 

AND WHEREAS development of residential properties are also on the rise in this area;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Greater Sudbury direct staff to investigate options to provide transit service to the Lionel E. Lalonde Centre and bring forward a budget option during the 2014 budget deliberations.

CARRIED

 

Infrastructure Services 2014 Capital Budget – Water Wastewater Services

 

OP2013-48 Caldarelli/Berthiaume:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury accept the report dated September 10, 2013 from the General Manager of Infrastructure Services regarding the draft Water Wastewater Services 2014 Capital Budget and the 2015 to 2018 Capital Forecast.

CARRIED

 

Infrastructure Services 2014 Capital Budget – Roads and Drainage

 

OP2013-49 Berthiaume/Caldarelli:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury accept the report dated September 11, 2013 from the General Manager of Infrastructure Services regarding the draft Roads and Transportation Services 2014 Capital Budget and the 2015 to 2018 Capital Forecast.

CARRIED

 

Matters Arising from Finance and Administration Committee

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Approval of Finance and Administration Committee Recommendations

 

Councillor Kett, as Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee, reported on the matters arising from the Finance and Administration Committee Meeting of September 17, 2013.

 

The following motion was presented:

 

CC2013-297 Landry-Altmann/Kett:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve Finance and Administration Committee Recommendations FA2013-36 to FA2013-42 inclusive from the meeting of September 17, 2013.

CARRIED

 

The following are the Finance and Administration Committee recommendations:

 

2013 Capital Budget Variance Report - June

 

FA2013-36 Matichuk/Berthiaume: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury accept the Capital Variance Report for completed capital projects from the period of April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer dated September 6, 2013.  

 CARRIED

 

2012 Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) Results

 

FA2013-37 Matichuk/Berthiaume:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury receive the report September 10, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer regarding 2012 Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) Results for information only.

 CARRIED

 

Update on 2014 Budget Public Input Options

 

FA2013-38 Matichuk/Berthiaume: WHEREAS a Public Input Session for the 2014 Budget was held on June 18th, 2013 and the submissions received are summarized in the report dated September 10, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer, which has been reviewed by Finance and Administration Committee and City Staff;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Greater Sudbury accept the said report, as amended (by moving the requests from the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty and from the Sudbury Cyclist Union from Appendix B to Appendix A for presentation of options during budget deliberations), outlining the next steps and actions plans for the public input submissions.

CARRIED

 

Budget Enhancement for Arts & Culture Grants

 

FA2013-39 Craig/Berthiaume:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury direct staff to prepare a budget option for Option #2 ($47,563 to both Major and Community Arts & Culture Grant Streams) as outlined in the report dated September 9, 2013 from the Acting General Manager of Growth & Development/Planning Director regarding Budget Enhancement for Arts & Culture Grants for consideration during the 2014 budget deliberations;

 

AND THAT the City of Greater Sudbury designate the Major and Community Arts & Culture grant funding envelopes as eligible for automatic inflationary increases in future budget years.

CARRIED

 

Junction Creek Stewardship Committee (NDCA) Budget Option

 

FA2013-40 Craig/Cimino: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury consider the annual funding to the Nickel District Conservation Authority for the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee in the amount of $30,000 per year for 4 years for a total of $120,000 and direct staff to prepare a budget option for consideration during the 2014 budget deliberations.  

CARRIED

 

GSERV (Greater Sudbury Emergency Response Volunteer Registry) Program Budget Enhancement

 

FA2013-41 Cimino/Craig:  THAT the City of Greater Sudbury direct staff to prepare a budget option to provide a one-time funding grant to the GSERV Program in the amount of $20,000 covering a two-year period (2014-2015) funded through the Human Resources Management Reserve Fund.

CARRIED

 

Procurement Contract Administration Policy

 

FA2013-42 Cimino/Craig:  WHEREAS the City of Greater Sudbury ensures value for tax payers’ dollars when suppliers deliver goods, construction and/or services in accordance with the terms and conditions of contracts;

 

AND WHEREAS a documented procurement contract administration framework and policy will be a valuable tool to heighten staff’s awareness and accountability to effectively manage and administer contracts;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Greater Sudbury accept the report dated September 11, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer regarding Procurement Contract Administration Policy.  

CARRIED

 


Consent Agenda

The following motion was presented:

CC2013-298 Kett/Landry-Altmann: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury adopt Consent Agenda Items C-1 to C-7 inclusive and approve Items C-8 to C-14 inclusive.

CARRIED

The following are the Consent Agenda Items:

Minutes

C-1 ..  

CC2013-299 Landry-Altmann/Kett: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury adopt the City Council Minutes of September 10, 2013.

CARRIED

 

C-2 ..  

CC2013-300 Kett/Landry-Altmann: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury adopt the Special City Council Minutes of September 17, 2013.

CARRIED

 

C-3 ..  

CC2013-301 Landry-Altmann/Kett: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury adopt the Planning Committee Minutes of September 9, 2013.

                                                                               CARRIED

 

C-4 ..  

CC2013-302 Kett/Landry-Altmann: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury adopt the Planning Committee Minutes of September 23, 2013.

                                                                               CARRIED

 

C-5 ..  

CC2013-303 Landry-Altmann/Kett: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury adopt the Community Services Committee Minutes of September 16, 2013.

                                                                           CARRIED

 

C-6 ..  

CC2013-304 Craig/Belli: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury adopt the Operation Committee Minutes of September 16, 2013.

                                                                           CARRIED

 

C-7 ..  

CC2013-305 Belli/Craig: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury adopt the Finance and Administration Committee Minutes of September 17, 2013.

                                                                           CARRIED

 

Tenders and Requests for Proposals

C-8 ..  

Report dated September 20, 2013 from the Acting General Manager of Growth & Development/Planning Director regarding Tender for Roofing Upgrades GDD13-38.

 

CC2013-306 Craig/Belli: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury award Contract GDD13-38 for various roofing upgrades to Damisona Roofing, in the amount of $135,900 plus HST, this being the lowest compliant Tender meeting all requirements.

 CARRIED

 

C-9 ..  

Report dated October 2, 2013 from the General Manager of Infrastructure Services regarding Contract GDD13-39 - Mobile Video Surveillance Systems.

 

CC2013-307 Belli/Craig: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury award Contract GDD13-39 Request for Proposal for the Supply and Installation of Mobile Video Surveillance systems (On-Board Security Cameras) to Seon Design Inc. in the amount of $249,590.00 excluding HST, this being the lowest bid with the highest scoring proposal submission meeting all the specifications.  

 CARRIED

 

Routine Management Reports

C-10 ..  

Report dated October 1, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer regarding 2013 Water Wastewater Operating Budget Variance Report.

 

CC2013-308 Craig/Belli: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury accept the July 31, 2013 Water Wastewater Variance Report dated October 1, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer and the General Manager of Infrastructure Services outlining the projected year end position.  

 CARRIED

 

C-11 ..  

Report dated October 2, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer regarding 2013 Operating Budget Variance Report - July.

 

CC2013-309 Craig/Belli: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury accept the July 31, 2013 Variance Report dated October 2, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer outlining the projected year end position.  

 CARRIED

 

C-12 ..  

Report dated September 24, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer regarding Healthy Community Initiative Fund Requests for Approval.

 

Refer to By-law 2013-231

 

CC2013-310 Craig/Belli: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury grant approval for the following Healthy Community Initiative Fund projects identified for:

 

Ward 11 - Capital expenditure for the purchase and installation of lighting at the Minnow Lake dog park and adjacent parking area for the sum of up to $24,000;

 

Ward 3 - Donation to Café-musique Rayside Balfour Productions for costs associated with the Café-Héritage Festival for the sum of $750.00;

 

Ward 4 - Donation to Café-musique Rayside Balfour Productions for costs associated with the Café-Héritage Festival for the sum of $750.00;

 

AND THAT any necessary by-law be presented.  

 CARRIED

 

C-13 ..  

Report dated October 2, 2013 from the Executive Director, Administrative Services/City Clerk regarding Request for Noise By-law Exemption - Intersection of John Street and Paris Street.

 

CC2013-311 Cimino/Berthiaume: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury has no objection to the granting of an exemption to Chapter 776 of the former City of Sudbury Municipal Code (Noise By-law) to Infrastructure Services to allow the completion of watermain connections at the intersection of John Street and Paris Street;

 

AND THAT exemption to Chapter 776 of the former City of Sudbury Municipal Code (Noise By-law) be granted from October 9, 2013 to November 9, 2013 with the condition that the exemption may be withdrawn at any time should serious complaints arise.  

 CARRIED

 

C-14 ..  

Report dated October 2, 2013 from the Executive Director, Administrative Services/City Clerk regarding Request for Noise By-law Exemption - Loach's Road, from Regent Street to Windle Drive.

 

CC2013-312 Berthiaume/Cimino: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury has no objection to the granting of an exemption to Chapter 776 of the former City of Sudbury Municipal Code (Noise By-law) to Infrastructure Services to allow the installation of a new sanitary sewermain on Loach's Road from Regent Street to Windle Drive;

 

AND THAT exemption to Chapter 776 of the former City of Sudbury Municipal Code (Noise By-law) be granted from October 9, 2013 to November 9, 2013 with the condition that the exemption may be withdrawn at any time should serious complaints arise.  

 CARRIED

 


Regular Agenda

Managers' Reports

R-1 ..  

Report dated October 2, 2013 from the Acting General Manager of Growth & Development/Planning Director regarding Rooftop Solar Projects.

 

The following motion was presented:

 

CC2013-313 Cimino/Berthiaume: WHEREAS the City of Greater Sudbury proposes to construct and operate Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Projects (the "Projects") in the City of Greater Sudbury as an Applicant under the Province's FIT Program on Lands described as follows:

 

  1. Pioneer Manor Long Term Care Facility;
  2. Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex;
  3. Transit/Fleet Garage;
  4. Sudbury Wastewater Treatment Plant.  

AND WHEREAS other Applicants have been and will continue to propose to construct and operate Rooftop Photovoltaic Projects (the "Projects") in the City of Greater Sudbury under the Province's FIT Program;

 

AND WHEREAS Applicants have requested that Council of the City of Greater Sudbury indicate by resolution Council's support for the construction and operation of the Projects in the City of Greater Sudbury;

 

AND WHEREAS, pursuant to the rules governing the FIT Program (the “FIT Rules”), Applications whose Projects receive the formal support of Local Municipalities will be awarded Priority Points, which may result in the Applicant being offered a FIT Contract prior to other persons applying for FIT Contracts;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Council of the City of Greater Sudbury supports the construction and operation of the Projects anywhere in the City of Greater Sudbury.

 

(This resolution's sole purpose is to enable the Applicant to receive Priority Points under the FIT Program and may not be used for the purpose of any other form of municipal approval in relation to the Application or Project or any other purpose.)

CARRIED

 

R-2 ..  

Report dated October 1, 2013 from the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer regarding Write-off of Property Taxes at 1014 Highway 17 East in the City of Greater Sudbury.

 

The following motion was presented:

 

CC2013-314 Cimino/Berthiaume: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury write off property tax arrears at 1014 Highway 17 East in the amount of $94,413.46 in accordance with Section 354 of the Municipal Act which amount has been allowed for in the City's allowance for doubtful accounts and will have no impact on the 2013 budget.  

CARRIED

 


BY-LAWS

Read & Passed

The following motion was presented:

CC2013-81 Barbeau/Dupuis: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury read and pass By-law 2013-49, By-law 2013-50 and By-law 2013 52 to and including By-law 2013-64.

CARRIED

The following are the By-laws:

By-Laws


2013-227



2013-228



2013-229



2013-230



2013-231



2013-232



2013-233



2013-234Z



2013-235Z



2013-236Z



2013-237Z



2013-238Z



2013-239Z



2013-240Z



2013-241Z



2013-242Z



2013-243Z



2013-244Z



2013-245Z



2013-246P



2013-247Z



2013-248

Rapport du de la chef des services financiers / trésorière municipale, daté du 1 October, 2013 portant sur Règlement autorise une entente modifiée avec la Société des loteries et des jeux de l'Ontario .
 

Motions

R-25 ..  

The following motion was presented by Councillor Landry-Altmann:

 

Landry-Altmann/Kett:  WHEREAS at its December 11th, 2012 Council meeting, City Council, in an effort to further transparency and accountability, approved the Council Expense and Healthy Community Initiative Fund Policy;

 

AND WHEREAS City Council remains committed to furthering transparency and accountability for the City of Greater Sudbury;

 

AND WHEREAS Council expenses and Healthy Community Initiative Fund expenditures are reported to the public on a quarterly basis;

 

AND WHEREAS on occasion Members of Council may choose to use personal funds to pay for certain office expenses;

 

AND WHEREAS the use of personal funds does not provide a fair and level playing field and is not currently subject to the same accountability disclosure mechanisms as set out in the Council Expense and Healthy Community Initiative Fund Policy;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City of Greater Sudbury staff be directed to research options for accountability disclosure mechanisms on the use of personal funds, and/or services offered in kind or paid for by a third party, to Members of Council for office expenses, and to report those options at the December 10, 2013 City Council meeting.

 

Friendly Amendment

 

With the consent of the Mover, the following friendly amendment was made:   change the date for the report to come to Council from ‘December 10, 2013’ to ‘January or February of 2014’.

 

Main Motion  (as amended)

 

CC2013-316 Landry-Altmann/Kett:  WHEREAS at its December 11th, 2012 Council meeting, City Council, in an effort to further transparency and accountability, approved the Council Expense and Healthy Community Initiative Fund Policy;

 

AND WHEREAS City Council remains committed to furthering transparency and accountability for the City of Greater Sudbury;

 

AND WHEREAS Council expenses and Healthy Community Initiative Fund expenditures are reported to the public on a quarterly basis;

 

AND WHEREAS on occasion Members of Council may choose to use personal funds to pay for certain office expenses;

 

AND WHEREAS the use of personal funds does not provide a fair and level playing field and is not currently subject to the same accountability disclosure mechanisms as set out in the Council Expense and Healthy Community Initiative Fund Policy;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City of Greater Sudbury staff be directed to research options for accountability disclosure mechanisms on the use of personal funds, and/or services offered in kind or paid for by a third party, to Members of Council for office expenses, and to report those options at a City Council meeting in January or February 2014.

CARRIED

 

R-26 ..  

Councillor Belli moved that this motion be withdrawn.

CARRIED

 

R-27 ..  

The following motion was presented by Councillor Belli:

 

Belli/Craig:  WHEREAS the Sudbury Community Arena is the oldest arena in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), having been built in 1951;

 

AND WHEREAS the Sudbury Community Arena does not have the amenities of newly constructed OHL facilities such as a dehumidification system, the lack of which recently lead to the cancellation of an OHL hockey game;

 

AND WHEREAS the OHL is seeking an update from the City of Greater Sudbury as to its replacement plans for the Sudbury Community Arena;

 

AND WHEREAS at its July 8th, 2013 meeting, the Community Services Committee approved resolution CS2013-34, which among other items, included “That opportunities be explored to replace the Sudbury Community Arena, including the consideration of Public-Private-Partnerships and Reserves”, which resolution was adopted by Council at its July 9th, 2013 meeting;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Greater Sudbury direct the expedition of the exploration process for the replacement of the Sudbury Community Arena.

 

Amendment

 

Kilgour/Belli:  THAT the main motion be amended by removing the words “direct the expedition of” and replacing them with the word “expedite’’.

CARRIED

 

Berthiaume/Dupuis:  THAT the question be called and debate closed.

CARRIED BY TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY

 

Main Motion  (as amended)

 

CC2013-317 Belli/Craig:  WHEREAS the Sudbury Community Arena is the oldest arena in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), having been built in 1951;

 

AND WHEREAS the Sudbury Community Arena does not have the amenities of newly constructed OHL facilities such as a dehumidification system, the lack of which recently lead to the cancellation of an OHL hockey game;

 

AND WHEREAS the OHL is seeking an update from the City of Greater Sudbury as to its replacement plans for the Sudbury Community Arena;

 

AND WHEREAS at its July 8th, 2013 meeting, the Community Services Committee approved resolution CS2013-34, which among other items, included “That opportunities be explored to replace the Sudbury Community Arena, including the consideration of Public-Private-Partnerships and Reserves”, which resolution was adopted by Council at its July 9th, 2013 meeting;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Greater Sudbury expedite the exploration process for the replacement of the Sudbury Community Arena.

 

RECORDED VOTE:

 

                        YEAS                          NAYS

 

                    Kilgour                    Cimino

                        Belli                             Barbeau

                        Craig                           Berthiaume

                        Mayor Matichuk          Dutrisac

                                                            Dupuis

                                                            Rivest

                                                            Caldarelli

                                                                           Kett

                                                            Landry-Altmann

DEFEATED

 

 

CIVIC PETITIONS

 

Cell Towers

 

Councillor Kett submitted a petition to the City Clerk signed by approximately 400 citizens which will be forwarded to the General Manager of Growth & Development.  The petition is requesting that the City lobby the federal government to give municipalities control over the approval process for the location of cell towers.

 

QUESTION PERIOD

 

Change to 911 System

 

Councillor Dupuis asked what the consequences to the City will be with the implementation of Next Generation 911.

 

Proceed Past 9:00 p.m.

 

Berthiaume/Cimino: THAT we proceed past the hour of 9:00 p.m.

            CARRIED

 

The Chief of Police indicated they currently do not have the capacity from a technology prospective to implement Next Generation 911 and they would require more staff.  The final impact on the organization is not known.

 

Free Dumping Week

 

Councillor Rivest asked if the hours of the “Free Dumping Week” from October 7 to 12 be extended from the current times of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Councillor Barbeau, Chair of the Solid Waste Advisory Panel, advised this request will be brought back to the Advisory Panel.

 

Completion of Contracts

 

Councillor Kett asked what could be down about the difficulty in having contractors finish their contract when doing road work, i.e. paving a driveway, clean up.

 

The General Manager of Infrastructure Services indicated business practices requiring improvements are being reviewed with consultations with contractors.  Two committees are now looking at performance management and warranties/deficiencies.  He advised a progress report will be presented to the Operations Committee in December 2013.

 

Odors at City Landfill Site

 

Councillor Kett asked what steps are being taken to end the problem of odors emanating from the City landfill site.

 

The Acting General Manager of Growth & Development advised that they are working with the contractor to review the operation to assure this problem does not occur again.

 

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

Canadian Radiocommunications Information and Notification Service / Service d'Information et de notification en radiocommunication canadiennes (CRINS-SINRC)  

 

The following Notice of Motion was presented by Councillor Kett:

 

WHEREAS individual municipalities across Canada have to face the resources of the telecommunications industry when it comes to the application process to install cell towers in their communities;

 

AND WHEREAS this is a time consuming task for our planning staff;

 

AND WHEREAS the Canadian Radiocommunications Information and Notification Service / Service d'Information et de notification en radiocommunication canadiennes (CRINS-SINRC)  is a not-for-profit service bureau owned and operated on behalf of 150 member municipalities with the mandate to inform the public on matters pertaining to radiocommunications towers (such as cellular towers, amateur radio sites, broadcasting facilities, etc.), manage the public consultation process, and assist municipalities in evaluating proposed tower applications;

 

AND WHEREAS CRINS-SINRC membership is at no cost to municipalities, but instead it charges an application fee to proponents to recover CRINS-SINRC costs as well as to ensure that the costs incurred by municipalities associated with proposals are reimbursed;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff be directed to bring a report on the advisability of joining this national organization.

 

Council Members noted that the above motion will be dealt with at the next City Council meeting.

 

Next Generation 911

 

The following Notice of Motion was presented by Councillor Kett:

 

WHEREAS 911 systems have been in operation since 1968 and the Greater Sudbury Police Service is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) centre that processes 911 calls;

 

AND WHEREAS the PSAP uses some analog equipment capable of receiving voice only messaging;

 

AND WHEREAS wireless communication devices used to transmit text information, photographs and videos are part of everyday communications;

 

AND WHEREAS the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has determined that Text Messaging with 911 service would improve access to 911 for hearing- or speech-impaired persons;

 

AND WHEREAS the CRTC has directed the wireless carriers to make the changes in their networks, systems and processes required to support the provision of Text Messaging with 911 service and the development of a service communications plan and education program for hearing or speech-impaired persons;

 

AND WHEREAS current PSAPs cannot receive text messages, videos or photos nor can they accurately pinpoint the In Call Location Update of calls made on a mobile device;

 

AND WHEREAS 911 is currently upgrading to the Next Generation 911 (NG911) which will transform an outdated system into an IP data based network that is faster and safer for law enforcement and the public including better access for special needs communities;

 

AND WHEREAS NG911 will provide emergency responders with better information about crime scenes and accidents before responders arrive on the scene with this information becoming a key part of the evidentiary chain for police forces across Ontario;

 

AND WHEREAS there are benefits from the changes associated with NG911, there are anticipated impacts on budgets, staffing, training, technology assets, software interfaces, video assets and risk management implications;

 

AND WHEREAS while there will be noted benefits from NG911, the cost of improving and expanding the 911 service will become a burden to police services across Ontario who serve as the PSAP and thus to the property taxpayer;

 

AND WHEREAS telephone and mobile data service providers have been receiving revenues from their phone customers through surcharges on telephone and wireless lines for 911 services;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Greater Sudbury work with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and other authorities to identify sources of revenue to fund the costs associated with transitioning to NG911 and maintaining these service delivery changes in the future.

 

Council Members noted that the above motion will be dealt with at the next City Council meeting.

 

Adjournment

 

Cimino/Berthiaume:  THAT this meeting does now adjourn.  Time:  9:18 p.m.

CARRIED

 

 

                                                          

Mayor Marianne Matichuk, Chair                                                                                                

 

 

                                                          

Caroline Hallsworth, Executive Director,

Administrative Services/City Clerk