15TH REPORT OF THE
and Economic Prosperity Committee
meeting held on September
11, 2012, commencing at 3:35 PM, in Committee Room #5, Second Floor, London
PRESENT: Councillor J.B. Swan (Chair),
Councillors D. Brown, M. Brown, S. Orser, B. Polhill and P. Van Meerbergen and
C. Saunders (Secretary).
ALSO PRESENT: Councillor P.
Hubert, R. Armistead, J.P Barber, B. Campbell, M. Daley, H. Filger, J.M.
Fleming, E. Gamble, M. Hayward and J. Smout.
That it BE NOTED no pecuniary
interests were disclosed.
Recommendation: That the following actions
be taken with respect to a strategy for employing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems
on City of London properties:
Civic Administration, in consultation with Ameresco Canada, the City’s energy
service provider, BE DIRECTED to create a policy for the establishment
of rooftop, ground-mounted and land-leased solar panels that is “vendor
neutral” and report back at a future Investment and Economic Prosperity
to the approval of the policy noted in a), above, Ameresco Canada BE ENGAGED
to manage, on the City of London’s behalf, an open and transparent
procurement process for the establishment of solar PV equipment, through its
existing energy service provider arrangement; and,
attached Briefing Note dated September 11, 2012 BE RECEIVED.
Recommendation: That, on the
recommendation of the City Clerk, with the concurrence of the Managing
Director, Corporate Services and City Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, the
attached proposed by-law (Appendix “A”) BE INTRODUCED at the
Municipal Council meeting on September 18, 2012 for the purpose of repealing
By-law A.-5357-298 entitled “A by-law respecting the London Convention Centre
Corporation” and replacing it with a new by-law which addresses the following
i) removes references to the Board
the membership of the Board of Directors to require that a minimum of 75
percent of the citizen appointments to the Board be comprised of City of
the membership of the Board of Directors to provide for a maximum of two
member-at-large appointments to be residents of communities within 100
kilometres of the City of London; and,
iv) amends the notice requirements for
Recommendation: That the Digital
Technology Adoption Pilot Program correspondence from S. L. McIntosh, Senior
Project Developer, Editor, Research Fanshawe Magazine, Applied Research and
Innovation BE RECEIVED.
That, on the recommendation of the Director of Corporate Investments and
Partnerships, the attached proposed by-law (Appendix “B”) BE
INTRODUCED at the Municipal Council meeting on September 18, 2012 to
revise the London Regional Art and Historical Museums Act 1989,
S.O.1989 c. Pr24; it being noted that the Investment and Economic Prosperity
Committee reviewed and received the attached communication dated
September 8, 2012 from G. Hinton, President, Volunteer Committee to Museum
London, with respect to this matter; it being pointed out that at the public
participation meeting associated with this matter, the following individual
made an oral submission in connection therewith:
- Ben Benedict – expressing concern with
the proposed by-law indicating that proposed change in membership does
not resolve quorum problems at meetings; that the process to receive
comments regarding the by-law was not open and transparent; indicating
that there is no public process for appointment; indicating that the
membership on the Board should remain at 21, instead of 15; and,
indicating that the membership on the Board should be broader based.
Recommendation: That it BE NOTED
that the Investment and Economic Prosperity Committee (IEPC) enquired about the
status of the evaluation of economic prosperity proposals that had been
presented to the IEPC and processes for other initiatives such as Community
Improvement Plans; it being noted that the IEPC was advised that the Civic
Administration would be providing a status report regarding these matters to
the September 24, 2012 meeting of the IEPC.
meeting adjourned at 4:35 PM.