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Title:Motions Requiring Suspension of the Rules of Procedure

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Meeting Date:2017-Oct-11 2017-Oct-11 2 Ward:
Meeting Type:City Council Video: View Video
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Passed    Motion To: That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to permit the introduction of the following motion so that the Deep Roots Food Hub (DRFH) can meet their fall construction timeline. WHEREAS DRFH, a federal not-for-profit corporation, with the support of the National Capital Commission (NCC) is proposing to construct a proof of concept for a modern, geothermal community root cellar at 230 Davidson’s Side Road in Ward 7, within the NCC Greenbelt; and WHEREAS Councillor El-Chantiry and staff have been working with DRFH to find a suitable location for the cellar, which is intended to enhance food security for West Carleton residents by providing low cost, year-round storage to small-scale farmers; and WHEREAS DRFH has received several grants in support of constructing the cellar including $123,000 from the Ottawa Community Foundation and $48,500 from the Greenbelt Fund, but requires an additional $25,000 to complete the project; and WHEREAS DRFH has been working closely with other community organizations including the Ottawa Community Foundation, Centretown Community Health Centre, EnviroCentre, the Good Food Box, Ottawa Public Health, Two Rivers Food Hub, Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre, Beetbox Co-Operative Farms, Ltd., and West Carleton Family Health Team; and WHEREAS DRFH has hosted 11 food-related workshops to over 250 attendees and, so far, has received in-kind contributions valued at more than $33,000; and WHEREAS the Rural Affairs Office aims to support local initiatives that demonstrate benefits to rural residents and Ottawa’s farming community; and WHEREAS the proposed 38 square metre cellar, which will store up to 40,000 pounds of food will serve as an important pilot opportunity to validate new technologies that enhance local food access and security in Ottawa; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve a one-time contribution of $25,000 in support of the root cellar project; to be funded from within the Rural Affairs Office budget.
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) E. El-Chantiry  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) B. Monette  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Absent
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes