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COUNCIL MINUTES <br />MARCH 20, 2017 CITY OF KITCHENER <br />The Council of the City of Kitchener met this date with all members present. <br />1. COMMENCEMENT — <br />The meeting began with the singing of "0 Canada". <br />2. MINUTES — <br />On motion by Councillor F. Etherington, the minutes of the regular meeting held February 27, 2017 <br />and special meetings held February 27 & March 6, 2017, as mailed to the Mayor and Councillors, were <br />accepted. <br />3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF - <br />Councillors B. loannidis and P. Singh declared pecuniary interests regarding Clause 1 of the Planning <br />and Strategic Initiatives Committee report as they and/or members of their family own property in the <br />subject area. <br />Councillor P. Singh declared a pecuniary interest regarding Tender T17-007 — Fourth Avenue and <br />Connaught Street Road Reconstruction, listed as Committee of the Whole Item B.1.x. as he owns <br />property in the area. <br />4. COMMUNICATIONS REFERRED TO FILE — <br />Flag Request under Policy 1-442: <br />• Autism Ontario —Waterloo Chapter —World Autism Awareness Day —April 3, 2017 <br />• Life Donation Awareness Association —April 7, 2017 <br />5. PRESENTATIONS — <br />Certificates of Service <br />On behalf of Council, Mayor B. Vrbanovic acknowledged the following people as being recipients of <br />Certificates of Service for volunteers who have served on various Boards and Committees: <br />• Kristy Smith; <br />• Peter Lennox; <br />• Mike Boos; <br />• Erin Atchison; <br />• Lisa Keys; <br />• Kevin Young; <br />• Chris Letizi; and, <br />• Doug McKlusky. <br />6. DELEGATIONS — <br />6.a. Multi -Use Pathway <br />Mr. Karl Wolf, area resident, spoke in opposition to the proposed multi -use pathway within the Balzer <br />Creek Greenway, as listed under Clause 4 of the Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />report. He indicated the Multi -use Pathways and Trails Master Plan provides for the use of on -road <br />connections over a short span between off-road segments of a multi -use pathway. He encouraged <br />Council to reconsider the alternative route proposed at the March 6, 2017 Committee meeting to omit <br />the boardwalk section and direct pedestrian traffic to utilize the sidewalks on Brisbane Drive and <br />Brisbane Court. <br />On motion by Councillor B. loannidis, seconded by Councillor S. Marsh, Clause 4 of the Community <br />and Infrastructure Services Committee report to approve the type 2 multi -use pathway along reach 2 <br />of Balzer Creek, located between Homer Watson Boulevard and Fallowfield Drive, was brought <br />forward for consideration. <br />