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Title:LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN V – WATER, WASTEWATER AND STORMWATER SUPPORTED PROGRAMS

Item #: Status:
Type:1 1 #:À l’échelle de la ville
Version:2nd Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2017-Sep-27 2017-Sep-27 2 Ward:City Wide
Meeting Type:City Council Video: View Video
Attachments:Minute Extract.docx    
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 VersionItem #TypeStatusMeeting DateMeeting Type
 1st12017-Sep-19ECPC
 2nd12017-Sep-27City Council
Vote Records
Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS, on September 19, 2017, the Environment and Climate Protection Committee referred the Long Range Financial Plan V - Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Supported Programs (LRFPV), as amended, and the Comprehensive Asset Management Program Update – Water and Sewer Rate Supported Programs (CAM) to City Council without recommendation, to allow for more discussion to take place among Members of Council and staff with respect to the recommended funding strategy to address the infrastructure funding gap in the rate-supported system; and WHEREAS, although the staff recommendation to fund rate-supported infrastructure to a state of good repair for the next 10 years results in average annual increases in the water and wastewater programs that are less than anticipated in the previous Long-Range Financial Plan (which was 5.7% in 2012 and is now recommended to be 4.8%), the recommended average increase in stormwater services over the same 10 years is more than double that of water and wastewater; and WHEREAS, given that this is only the second year of the implementation of the stormwater fee, and affordability and predictability is also a goal of the funding strategy in the LRFPV, Members of Council believe that that it would benefit the public and Members of Council to see more options for funding the rate-supported infrastructure needs over the longer-term horizon, which may include extending the time to reduce the infrastructure funding gap, the use of more debt in order to stabilize the rate increases over time, taking into account the implementation of the non-financial strategies recommended in the CAM report; and WHEREAS the Comprehensive Asset Management Program Update – Water and Sewer Rate Supported Programs (CAM) report recommends that staff undertake a number of financial and non-financial strategies to further refine the City’s understanding of its infrastructure requirements, to be reported back to Committee and Council by 2020; and WHEREAS staff has advised that that Council could issue debt for $3.1 million of stormwater costs for 2018 within the City’s 15% debt ceiling, and amend the spending in stormwater services in 2018 to $82.7 million, with the effect that the stormwater revenue increase target for 2018 would be 5%; and WHEREAS both the federal and provincial governments have indicated their understanding that there is a need for increased infrastructure funding for municipalities and have provided considerable targeted support for improving Ottawa’s transit, water and wastewater infrastructure; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff be directed to review the longer-term funding strategies for the rate-supported programs as described in this motion, to be reported back to Committee and Council following the report on the updated infrastructure strategies outlined in the Comprehensive Asset Management Program Update – Water and Sewer Rate Supported Programs (CAM) report, and that this report be presented as early as possible in the next term; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Council approve that the draft 2018 Rate-Supported Operating and Capital budgets be developed such that an additional $3.1 million of the planned $83.2 million capital investment in stormwater services be funded from debt, that the increased spending plan for 2018 be set at $82.7 million, and that the planned increase in the stormwater revenue be set at 5% as the basis to calculate the 2018 stormwater rates, as described in this motion; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, continue to work the with federal and provincial governments on establishing a predictable, long-term funding program for the renewal of general municipal infrastructure such as roads, culverts and bridges.
(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  No
(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  No
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  No
Passed    Motion To: BE IT RESOLVED THAT City Council receive and adopt the strategy described in this report, as amended by Environment and Climate Protection Committee.
(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  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes