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Halifax Regional Council

Agenda

January 24, 2012
1:00 p.m.
Reconvene 6:00 p.m. If Required
Council Chamber

1. INVOCATION

2. SPECIAL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – None

   Minutes for January 24, 2012 (81KB)

4. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS

5. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES
6. MOTIONS OF RECONSIDERATION – NONE
7. MOTIONS OF RESCISSION – NONE
8. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – NONE
9. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
9.1 Correspondence – None
9.2 Petitions

10. REPORTS
10.1 CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

10.1.1 Signage Management on Non-100 Series Provincial

            Highways (2.9 Mb)
10.1.2 Tender 11-213 – Increase to Contract and Budget

           Increase– Resurfacing, Water Main Renewal and

           Gas Main Installation – Ochterloney Street and

           Resurfacing Victoria Road – East Region (400 Kb)
10.1.3 Encroachment Agreement – Halifax Women’s

           Housing Cooperative – 2042 - 2044 Creighton

           Street, Halifax (6.9 Mb)
10.1.4 Pre-Approval of 2012-13 Project Funding for Transit

           Buses (459 Kb)
10.1.5 Process Information re: Request for Proposal 11-039

           Former St. Patrick’s Alexandra School, 2277 Maitland

           Street, Halifax – Supplementary Information Report

           (716 Kb)

10.2 COMMUNITY PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
STANDING COMMITTEE

10.2.1 Capital Ideas and the Strategic Urban Partnership

           (5.0 Mb)

10.3 TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE

10.3.1 Amendments to Administrative Order 15 – Parking

           Permit Fees (1.1 Mb)
10.3.2 Councillor Nomination to the Halifax Harbour Bridges

           Board of Commissioners (179 Kb)

10.4 GRANTS COMMITTEE

10.4.1 By-Law T-228 Tax Exemption for Non Profit

           Organizations 2011–2012 (9.7 Mb)

11. MOTIONS
11.1 Councillor Sloane

(i) “To request a staff report to design a “buy local” policy for the procurement of services for the Halifax Regional Municipality.”

(ii) “To request that Council:

1. Authorize staff to include, as part of the first annual review of the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-Law, the consideration of potential amendments to the Maximum Pre-Bonus and Maximum Post-Bonus Height Maps to increase the allowable height on properties identified by civic addressees 5161-5175 South Street, 1161-1203 Hollis Street, and 1075-1145 Barrington Street, Halifax to 22 metres, as was originally recommended by the Urban Design Task Force, and for the maximum height of these properties to be calculated as per the definition of building height, as contained under Part 2 of the Land Use By-Law.

2. Authorize staff to also consider amendments to the requirement for the provision of landscaped open space for the properties identified by civic addresses 5161-5175 South Street, Halifax, to allow for a full transfer to rooftops and a decrease in the required amount of landscaped open space from 11.24 square metres per dwelling unit to 5 square metres per dwelling unit.

3. Request that staff follow the public participation program approved by Council on February 25, 1997.”

11.2 Councillor Smith

“That Regional Council support the formation of a citizen led and membership focused, including those residents in areas particularly affected by violent crime, Committee or Task Force, tasked with compiling resident and other stakeholder input and solutions in regard to reversing the Culture of Violent Crime in HRM, and that Regional Council request the support and involvement of the provincial government of Nova Scotia support in the Committee/Task Force formation with HRM, and that both levels of Government agree to consider and adopt the recommendations from this entity recognizing the need to come forward in a timely manner (within 3 months) in regards to a focus on addressing the root causes of Crime in the Halifax Regional Municipality.”


11.3 Councillor Fisher

“To request a staff report detailing the planned reduction/changes to the hours of operation for the Dartmouth area arenas, The Bowles and The Gray, and how these service changes will impact user groups during the spring and especially early fall (month of September) during hockey tryouts.”

12. ADDED ITEMS

12.1 Councillor Hendsbee – Request for a staff report regarding acquisition of waterfront property located on Crowell Road in East Lawrencetown for the purpose of parkland use (30 Kb)

13. NOTICES OF MOTION

14. IN CAMERA

Council may rise and go into a private In Camera session, in accordance with Section 19 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, for the purpose of dealing with the following;

Private and Confidential Information Item
1. Private and Confidential In Camera Information Report - re: Item 10.1.5 – Request for Proposal 11-039 Former St. Patrick’s Alexandra School, 2277 Maitland Street, Halifax – Legal Considerations

 

15. ADJOURNMENT



INFORMATION ITEMS
January 24, 2012

1. Proclamation – Family Literacy Day – January 27, 2012 (163 Kb)

2. Memorandum from Director, Legal Services and Risk Management

    dated January 3, 2012 re: Status of By-Law Prosecutions –

    September 1, 2011- September 30, 2011 (948 Kb)

3. Memorandum from the Municipal Clerk dated January 16, 2012
    re: Requests for Presentation to Council - None (75 Kb)

 

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