Hall Monitor: A Dog’s Breakfast

Kingston City Council Meetings, #ygkcLast night, council got together for meeting 19-2012 of Kingston City Council – the second (and last) meeting of the summer of 2012. What a meeting, too. You can find the agenda and addeds on the city’s website.

At first, the agenda looked like it was going to be a pretty quick and painless night. But no, we had a marathon that almost stretched us into the morning. We started with a larger-than-usual number of delegations, speaking to council about the potential use of the Memorial Cenre land as a site for a high school, a pair of delegations about pet sales, and then a pair of delegations about the reduction to one garbage bag which (while already debated and approved by council was seeing it’s third by-law reading last night. It took us an hour and 17 minutes to clear delegations alone, and was nearly a full hour and a half before we got into the meat of the evening.

The biggest thing that seems to have cleared last night, though, was that the city and the Kingston Humane Society came to a one-year contract agreement. The $354,000.00 agreement will take us to next summer, and will give council the time needed to put an RFP proposal together for a longer-term plan. Council also extended the deadline for comment on the OLG survey, and added a bunch of verbiage about how the results will come back to council and that the city will notify OLG of the results in October. OLG is also being asked to host it’s own public meeting.

A few other things went through, too: Some funding for the Sir John A Bicentennial,  re-naming the meeting rooms at the Invista Centre after closed (or soon-to-be-closed) arenas and community centres, a request of staff to investigate watering regulation changes during draughts, staff time to research a regulation on dog, cat and rabbit sales and more staff time to look at extending business garbage pickup to the Williamsville business area. No wonder the CAO jumped in with comment that their time was getting cut too much and things in the priority matrix are going to end up bumped! The PARC item that came up, though, failed – it was a motion of reconsideration, needed 2/3rds to be added to the agenda… and didn’t get the votes needed.

A busy night, indeed – though not nearly as busy as staff offices are going to be for the next while! Oh? And that one-garbage-bag limit item that had passed council previously and was, in all honesty, only really on the agenda tonight because procedural by-law requires it and that we heard almost 30 minutes of meeting and Q&A on? Passed – though on a recorded vote (As the original motion did). An interesting note, here: Tonight’s approval passed 8-5, as opposed to July’s approval of 7-6. Based on my records (And I’ll double-check when the minutes are published), councillors Berg, Downes, Glover, Hutchison, Neill, Osanic and Schell voted in favour both times. The additional yes this time came from Councillor Scott.

While a lot of time was busy fighting with my tech, I got a lot of tweets out last night. The full tweet stream is below. Council is next scheduled to meet on September 4th.

  • 7:30 PM: Settled in at the desk for #ygkc. If nothing else, it’ll be an… interesting evening. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:33 PM: Bell rings, @MayorOfKingston is at the desk, addeds confirmed. Away we go! #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:34 PM: A slew of conflicts from Coun. Downes; because he’s a school board employee… and his son gives Sir John A walking tours. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:35 PM: Conflicts coming out from Coun. Hutchison and Coun. Schell, too. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:37 PM: Presentation from @MayorOfKingston that certifies #ygk as an age friendly city member according to the WHO. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:39 PM: We’re onto a delegation about the Memorial Centre / PARC. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:41 PM: Delegation is referencing the committee and study for the Memorial Centre grounds from the days of the LVEC debate. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:42 PM: Also, mentioning quotes from the city plan and other council meetings over the last few years about keeping the space open. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:45 PM: Says the Williamsville Association wants the city to tell the school board that the memorial centre site is not available. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:46 PM: Question from Coun. Scott about the acreage. Says that even if a school goes up on the unused land, 3 acres would still be open. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:49 PM: Coun. Scott asking again about the space usage – says 12 acres includes greenspace that community could use. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:50 PM: Coun. Scott asking about if the Williamsville Assoc. is registered… @JimNeill3 calls a Pt. Order about this being a debate.
  • 7:50 PM: Coun. Scott asking specifically about i the Williamsville Assoc. represents the majority of residents. Says he’s heard otherwise. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:52 PM: Delegate says that the assoc. is grassroots, started from a need to “protect” the community. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:53 PM: Live stream, by the way, is up. Though our video tonight is a little off. http://t.co/8diLs9B8 #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:54 PM: First delegation is done. We’re onto the second. This one’s about the sale of cats and dogs in the city. #ygkc ^TV
  • 7:55 PM: Delegation wants the by-law expanded to include rabbits, and says that other major cities have already passed similar laws. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:00 PM: Working on a few technical issues for the video feed… Q&A happening right now on the pet delegation. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:02 PM: Next delegate is the owner of The Pet Store at the mall. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:04 PM: Current speaker is discussing the way that they (The Pet Store) acquire kittens and puppies. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:07 PM: Speaker says they wanted to work with Kingston Animal Rescue, KAR emailed, said they were too busy. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:10 PM: Adding a delegation to speak about not reducing the garbage bag limit. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:12 PM: Speaker is the past president of the #ygk Rental Prop. Owner’s Group. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:13 PM: Comments that bags are not a valid unit of measurement, and diversion options (Like recycling) has limits, too. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:20 PM: Q&A with the delegate. @JimNeill3 asking why they are only presenting now, haven’t spoken sooner. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:21 PM: Delegate is commenting that the best way to reduce waste is awareness and education, not reduction in services. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:22 PM: Coun. Osanic asking about backyard composters. Delegate is saying they haven’t discussed that in depth. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:23 PM: Coun. Osanic asking about if landlords would support sharing a bag tag. Delegate says that could be viewed as a tax increase. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:24 PM: Delegate also says that avg house put out 1.3 bags/wk. A bigger bag would be a single bag, but would not increase diversion. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:24 PM: Coun. Glover touches on the cardboard restriction the delegate suggests. City limit is currently 4 feet tall. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:27 PM: Coun. Glover: If cardboard limit is not often met, nor are green bins overfilled… Landlord group seems opposed due to cost. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:32 PM: Discussion going back and forthe between Coun. Hutchison and the delegate about diversion history and metrics. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:33 PM: Coun. Hutchison asking the delegate if he would have been in support of any of the other diversion options. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:34 PM: Delegate is saying that he would have to look at the numbers before he could make a comment on the alternatives. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:39 PM: .@MayorOfKingston letting staff comment on if they had been asked for and provided info. Staff confirms the delegates claim. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:41 PM: Additional delegation about the garbage bag issue from the @QueensAMS #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:43 PM: Delegate says that average Queen’s household has 6+ residents and this change would be tough to enforce in student housing. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:44 PM: AMS delegate is saying that their existing efforts are helping to make student life better. This change would make life tougher. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:45 PM: Delegate says that the AMS has repeatedly worked with city staff; is now suggesting that city work with them. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:46 PM: Delegate saying that student housing won’t be able to meet limit, then will be blamed for mess. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:46 PM: Says that because the policy fails to meet unique student needs and AMS wasn’t consulted that the policy change will fail. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:47 PM: We’re onto briefings. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:49 PM: Hearing from a few people about the 2013 ParaSport Games. Our 2010 ParaSport Winter games were deemed the best in th… http://t.co/WAUe5Mot
  • 8:50 PM: The proposal is for #ygk to be a financial guarantor for the games; presenter says that he’s never seen a deficit. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:52 PM: We’re onto petitions; two being presented from addeds, both against zoning changes. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:53 PM: Coun. Osanic adds one about prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from mills that was referred to earlier. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:54 PM: And we move onto the emotionals. Congratulating the Kingstonian #London2012 medalists and a 90th birthday. #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:55 PM: Into our first report! Report 90 from the CAO (Consent). #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:56 PM: Some hilarious suggestions for the alphabet coming out tonight. #mayorjokes #ygkc ^TV
  • 8:57 PM: The bulk of 90 just passed. Focusing in on a few items in the list next. First, a parks item. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:00 PM: .@DorothyAHector asking about the trail in Henderson. Wants to know about feasability study being pushed beyond 2015 now. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:00 PM: City staff says that they indicated when the question was first asked, that they didn’t have the resources. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:01 PM: Staff adding that parks are priritized based on impact and liability. Doesn’t think that the path would be moved forward. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:02 PM: Park item passes. Onto an affordable housing item. Coun. Hutchison steps out, @MayorOfKingston opts to make comment.
  • 9:03 PM: .@MayorOfKingston says he’s excited to be able to buy the land and shares a story about an ox bbq from years ago. #mayorjokes #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:05 PM: Affordable housing land item passes. We move to a heritage amendment item. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:08 PM: Coun. Glover giving a bit of background, addresses concerns that anyone who yells loudly enough would get their way. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:10 PM: And the item does pass with Coun. Glover as a recorded opposed. We’re onto 91! #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:11 PM: The item is on the 2013 ParaSport Games. Coun. Downes concerned that there is no limit specified. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:12 PM: Staff (CAO) says that their history says that while there is a risk, experience dictates a limit wouldn’t be required. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:14 PM: Quickly moving through items 1, 2 and 3 of the report. Approves try for the 2013 ParaSport Games… #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:15 PM: … and Community Infastructure projects and funding changes in the capital budget. We’re onto the pound negotitioon item. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:17 PM: A little bit of torch passing. The relevant commissioner, director AND manager are all at mics. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:18 PM: Coun. Paterson tried to ask about the offers that came forward. Director wanted to comment. Commissioner suggested no answer. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:19 PM: .@MayorOfKingston making a ruling that questions about potential offers are out of line. Council deferred pending negotiations. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:22 PM: Comment from @DorothyAHector; concerns that these negotiations w/ a 300% increase are hard to justify. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:23 PM: .@DorothyAHector moving a tabling until an RFP for pound services completed. @MayorOfKingston consulting with clerk. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:24 PM: .@MayorOfKingston rules that the propasal is a deferral. @DorothyAHector should rephrase. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:25 PM: Deferral proposed by @DorothyAHector. @MayorOfKingston asks about obligations if an RFP is made. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:26 PM: Legal says that the language allows council some leeway to cancel, but reasons are limited. Expectation is that RFP goes ahead. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:28 PM: .@JimNeill3 asking about the past motion. @MayorOfKingston says that the previous motion was to negotiate, staff did so. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:28 PM: .@MayorOfKingston says that deferral and RFP is in-order. Staff negotiated as requested, came back with this. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:30 PM: Coun. Downes asking if this rpt sets the floor for an RFP. Legal says problems with an RFP after this report is now public. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:32 PM: Coun. Downes suggesting a deferral to legal for comment on ramifications. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:32 PM: Now, @DorothyAHector comments that his process has already happened WRT the K-Rock Centre. Negot., then RFP. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:33 PM: Coun. Hutchison asking if there’s enough time before current agreement runs out. Mayor looks for comment. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:35 PM: Staff says that they would expect KHS would contines service. @MayorOfKingston says that KHS has said otherwise. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:35 PM: Coun. Paterson quoting a past report saying KHS has agreed to provide service through Dec 31; Staff says the cost may change #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:36 PM: Deferral amendment to legal has passed. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:37 PM: Deferral to legal is defeated. We’re back to the motion itself. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:39 PM: Comments from @DorothyAHector that city “literally” has gun to their heads by a non-profit about this change. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:41 PM: Coun. Downes has some srious concerns amout the imagery suggested by the previous speaker. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:42 PM: Coun. Downes assumes some negotiation happened before this report. Suggests contract is accepted, RFP next time. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:43 PM: Coun. George agrees with Coun. Downes about the concerns about the gun image. Says he hasn’t felt that way. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:45 PM: Qeustions now from @councillorberg; wondering if this increase is specific to local area, or if this is a trend. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:46 PM: Staff is saying that the costs have geerally gone up, based on their own research. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:48 PM: .@councillorberg also asks about an RFP option in the spring. Legal suggests additional wording would be required. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:49 PM: Amendment coming from @councillorberg. Contract with KHS would be 1 year, with an RFP issues during that 1yr term. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:52 PM: Coun. Osanic asking how #ygkc would go about adding RFP criteria. Staff suggests a re-visit for the RFP before year end. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:53 PM: .@MayorOfKingston not happy with RFP idea. Comments that animals should only be entrusted to groups not driven by profit. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:55 PM: .@MayorOfKingston: Only 10% of dog owners register. If only 10% of people stopped at stop sign, we’d have a problem. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:56 PM: .@MayorOfKingston wants to work with the KHS to find efficiencies and opportunities; not an RFP. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:58 PM: Recorded vote on this amendment asked for from Coun. Downes. #ygkc ^TV
  • 9:58 PM: Three amendments, total being summarized by @MayorOfKingston. Getting ready for votes. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:03 PM: There is a bit of discussion happening between Coun. Hutchison about costs; is okay with an RFP. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:04 PM: Coun. Hutchison adds that council needs to add RFP reqs, and should be a non-profit. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:05 PM: For those not following, we’re on an amendment on the KHS contract renewal item. Amndment is on contract length and RFP potential. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:08 PM: We’re into comments from Coun. Glover; not interested in any of the amendments. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:10 PM: Comment from @BrianReitzel: “We’re turning this whole thing into a dog’s breakfast”. Much laughter. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:13 PM: And @BrianReitzel adds that thee city needs to look at their piece, issuing tags and enforcing by-laws. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:13 PM: Vote time. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:15 PM: First/Third Result: Pass 10-3 | REQ: RD | Yea: SB, RD, MG, DH, RH, JN, BP, BR, LS, JS | Nay: KG, BG, LO #rv #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:16 PM: Second Result: Pass 9-4 | REQ: RD | Yea: SB, RD, KG, DH, RH, BP, BR, LS, JS | Nay: MG, BG, JN, LO #rv #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:17 PM: So, #ygkc has amended the item; now allows 1yr extension, but adds RFP process duing the 1yr. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:18 PM: A new amendment is on the floor from Coun. Hutchison (I think it allowed council to add rules for the RFP?) passes…. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:19 PM: And so does the item itself. KHS contract renewed. RFP coming in the next year. Lost a lot of the gallery. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:20 PM: Council okays $75k for Sir John A Bicentennial commision, too. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:21 PM: Onto an OLG item. Timeline for comment on gaming facility has been extended; and OLG will be asked to present. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:23 PM: wait… hold on…. Coun. Hutchison moves reconsideration on the OLG item because he was lost. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:28 PM: Question from @MayorOfKingston about the potential OLG presentation. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:30 PM: Staff says focus would be that members of council would be the question askers. @MayorOfKingston sugs Spec. mtg of council. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:31 PM: Coun. Downes was going to propose referrendum; then realized no municipality would be able to on these timelines. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:32 PM: Coun. Downes says that OLG’s timelines not allowing a referrendum is a disservice to the people of Ontario and #ygk. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:33 PM: .@JimNeill3 asking about the rules of a potential meeting; concerned that the public will not be able to ask questions. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:34 PM: .@MayorOfKingston asks an amendment might be useful that OLG host a public meeting. Not comfortable that public can’t ask Qs. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:35 PM: Amendment for OLG to host a public meeting approved. OLG items now pass. We’re into the planning committee. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:37 PM: Planning committe report passes. We’re into ARCP report. Amendment for a reconsideration fails. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:38 PM: Because the reconsideration item lost, @MayorOfKingston rules the PARC item out of order. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:40 PM: Challenge of the ruling being put forward by Coun. Glover; says that the intent of the items are very different. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:43 PM: We’re hearing both sides (Coun. Glover and @MayorOfKingston’s) on the out of order ruling. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:44 PM: Challenge Result: Lost 7-5 | REQ: BG | Yea: BG, RH, JN, LO, LS | Nay: SB, KG, MG, DH, BP, BR, JS #rv #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:45 PM: Motion to extend to end of agenda passes. Gab a coffee, folks! #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:46 PM: Into the EITP report! #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:50 PM: EITP passes. Into Information Reports; questions from Coun. Glover and @DorothyAHector about 2014 voting processes. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:51 PM: Clerk comments: Preference is on online voting in advance polls, regular scan voting on election day. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:52 PM: Misc business items both clear; we’re into a long list of new motions. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:57 PM: Motion on the table is about accessible taxis. Council asking for a staff briefing in October. Passes unanimously. #ygkc ^TV
  • 10:58 PM: Next item, Invista Centre community room renaming; proposes naming them after community centres that have been closed. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:00 PM: Comments from @JimNeill3 that those rooms, if renamed, would not be able to be renamed after notable Kingstonians now. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:01 PM: Comment ffrom Coun. Downes complimenting whoever came up with the idea; glad to see that Kingston doesn’t forget it’s past. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:02 PM: Coun. Glover asking who the three were named after, and that aby recognition plaques are moved to the rooms. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:03 PM: Staff says that they aren’t sure if plaques exist; but if they do they can be moved or created. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:05 PM: A friendly amendment, BTW, came forward that plaques are installed in each room with a consistent theme. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:07 PM: .@MayorOfKingston thanks Coun. Schell for credit. says the idea came from a memeber of the public. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:08 PM: Renaming motion passes unanimously; we’re onto the puppy/kitty mill item. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:10 PM: Comment on the motion coming from Coun. Osanic; amending that the motion includes rabbits as the delegate proposed. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:11 PM: Amendment is being considered friendly. Motion approved; Staff will report back on options in January 2013. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:12 PM: Quick motion to invite trees Ontario come in to speak passes. Bit of musical chairs going on with the chair spot tonight! #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:14 PM: Very long PARC-related itme on table next asking city staff to do extensive research on the PARC, it’s process and city schools. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:16 PM: The item is a reconsideration, so there can’t be debate. Mover and seconder get brief chance to speak. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:17 PM: .@MayorOfKingston says that @JimNeill3 can speak on behalf of them both – but only on this. #mayorjokes #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:18 PM: .@JimNeill3 says that this type of item comes up every decade or so… Is looking forward to the information it brings. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:19 PM: .@MayorOfKingston chooses to add to it; has no desire to see Memorial Centre used for a school. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:20 PM: Reconsider Result: Pass 7-5 | REQ: JN | Yea: KG, MG, BG, JN, LO, BR, LS | Nay: SB, DH, RH, BP, JS #rv #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:21 PM: Motion up now about business garbage collection on upper Princess Street (Williamsville) area. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:24 PM: @Chrystal_Wilson Sorry, yes; recorded vote system doesn’t account for 2/3rds requirement. Correction forthcoming.
  • 11:24 PM: CORRECTION: Reconsider Result: FAIL [2/3rd req.] 7-5 | REQ: JN | Yea: KG, MG, BG, JN, LO, BR, LS | Nay: SB, DH, RH, BP, JS #rv #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:25 PM: .@DorothyAHector commenting that limiting to midtown is too specific without a proper association like the downtown BIA. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:27 PM: .@MayorOfKingston says garbage in downtown is not BIA-dependent; it just uses the same boundaries. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:28 PM: .@MayorOfKingston asking for more staff comment on the $240.00 cost; staff says that cost covers disposal and is based on an avg. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:31 PM: .@MayorOfKingston does want to extend the collection to upper Princess, but also wants to look at the numbers again. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:31 PM: … adds that the service could be a profit stream for the city in competition with the private sector. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:32 PM: Comments from @MayorOfKingston wrap up; @BrianReitzel reminds Mayor that comments to staff are to go through the chair. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:33 PM: A rminder now from @JimNeill3 that this is part of the Williamsville improvent plan, and a BIA is likely as time passes. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:36 PM: Friendly amendment courtesy of a question from @councillorberg moves the report to November. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:37 PM: .@councillorberg also asks about a response when businesses nearby ask about expanding it. No answer from staff. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:38 PM: Coun. Downes taking offense to a past comment that “any group with a cause can bring forward a petition” #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:39 PM: .@DorothyAHector calls a Point that Coun. Downes is off-topic; @BrianReitzel agrres and warns Coun. Downes to keep to topic. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:40 PM: Coun. Downes: “It’s a sad day at Kingston City Hall when petitions are diminsihed” #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:41 PM: Point of Personal Priveleges flying all over the place. @BrianReitzel rules to just move on. @MayorOfKingston up next. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:43 PM: Final Result: Pass 12-1 | REQ: JN | Yea: SB, RD, KG, MG, BG, RH, JN, LO, BP, BR, LS, JS | Nay: DH #rv #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:43 PM: And @BrianReitzel returns the chair. “Are you sure?” — @MayorOfKingston #mayorjokes #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:44 PM: Motion to create a plan for tree watering plans during draughts is up now. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:46 PM: We’re hearing comments about what other communities are doing from the mover, Coun. Osanic. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:47 PM: Question coming from Coun. Hutchison about additional items; CAO confirms other alerts will be considered; won’t compete. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:48 PM: .@MayorOfKingston asks about the effectiveness of the existing watering bylaw. CAO suggests a separate motion. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:49 PM: In good huour around chambers. @MayorOfKingston joking about eye rolling during @BrianReitzel’s earlier motion reading. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:50 PM: Tree watering item passes. CAO is making add’l comment. Council has told the CAO to bring up when “enough is enough”. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:50 PM: CAO says that a large amount of work has been requested and the priority matrix will be affected. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:51 PM: CAO adds that the specific items affected will be noted in the next priority update. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:52 PM: KRC Corporate suite item for Scotties tournement passes. So do minutes. Onto the by-laws. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:53 PM: Quick health unit notice of motion from Coun. Scott. Garbage by-law being separated with a recorded vote. #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:54 PM: Garbage By-law Result: Pass 8-5 | REQ: MG | Yea: SB, RD, BG, RH, JN, LO, LS, JS | Nay: KG, MG, DH, BP, BR #rv #ygkc ^TV
  • 11:55 PM: Adjourn. 11:54pm. #ygkc ^TV

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