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Title:Motions Requiring Suspension of the Rules of Procedure

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Meeting Date:2018-Sep-12 2018-Sep-12 2 Ward:
Meeting Type:City Council Video: View Video
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Passed    Motion To: That the Rules of Procedure be waived, due to the possibility of a postal service interruption commencing on or about September 26, 2018, to consider the following motion: WHEREAS on September 5, 2018, City staff were advised by Canada Post that a labour disruption affecting delivery of mail and registered mail was possible as a 60-day conciliation period between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) ended on September 4, 2018, and that a 21-day “cooling off” period was in progress; and WHEREAS a legal work disruption is possible as of September 26, 2018, if the parties do not reach an agreement by that time; and WHEREAS a number of by-laws of the City of Ottawa require that notices and other communications be provided by mail or registered mail on behalf of the City to individuals or others, or from individuals or others to the City; and WHEREAS staff advise that it is necessary to amend these by-laws to authorize alternative means of providing the required notices or other communications during a potential postal mail service interruption; and WHEREAS staff from the City Clerk and Solicitor Department have worked with affected Departments of the City, including Public Works and Environmental Services, Planning Infrastructure and Economic Development, Corporate Services and Service Innovation and Performance, as well as the Ottawa-Carleton Public Employees Union (Local 503) to establish alternative processes for receipt and delivery of required notices and other communications in order to ensure the City is ready to continue to meet the needs of customers and residents during a postal service disruption, and these alternative processes are built on past practices and lessons learned during previous postal service disruptions; and WHEREAS City Council has previously endorsed similar motions on contingency plans regarding postal strikes, most recently on June 22, 2016; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT City Council approve the adoption and enactment of the attached by-law to amend certain City by-laws requiring the provision of notices or other communications by mail or registered mail in the event of a postal service interruption and to authorize delivery by alternative means, as provided in the by-law; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the attached by-law comes into force and takes effect upon the City Clerk and Solicitor issuing a declaration to Council that he is advised of the commencement of a postal mail service interruption, and said by-law remains in force until the City Clerk and Solicitor issues a declaration to Council that he is advised that the postal mail service interruption is finished.
(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) 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