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<br />PLANNING & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES COMMITTEE MINUTES <br /> <br />NOVEMBER 5, 2018 CITY OF KITCHENER <br /> <br />The Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee met this date, commencing at 7:00 p.m. <br /> <br />Present: Councillor P. Singh, Chair <br />Councillors S. Davey, F. Etherington, Y. Fernandes, K. Galloway-Sealock, J. Gazzola, B. <br />Ioannidis, S. Marsh and D. Schnider. <br /> <br />Staff: D. Chapman, Chief Administrative Officer <br /> J. Readman, General Manager, Development Services <br /> J. Lautenbach, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services <br /> C. Bluhm, Executive Director, Economic Development <br /> L. MacDonald, Director, Legal Services/City Solicitor <br /> A. Pinard, Director, Planning <br /> M. Seiling, Director, Building/Chief Building Official <br /> J. vonWesterholt, Senior Planner <br /> T. Malone-Wright, Senior Planner <br /> A. Clark, Urban Designer <br /> J. Rodrigues, Committee Administrator <br /> <br />Pursuant to Chapter 25 (Procedure) of the Municipal Code, a motion was brought forward by Councillor <br />J. Gazzola to discuss Consent Item 2 listed on the agenda, which was voted on and Carried. <br /> <br />1. DSD-18-146 - REQUEST FOR FEDERAL HOME ENERGY RETROFIT INCENTIVE <br /> <br />The Committee considered Development Services Department report DSD-18-146, dated <br />October 18, 2018, recommending that the Government of Canada establish a Federal <br />Residential Retrofit Incentive Program in the Province of Ontario. <br /> <br />Councillor J. Gazzola brought forward an amendment requesting this resolution also be <br />forwarded to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. <br /> <br />Carried. <br /> <br />On motion by K. Galloway-Sealock <br />it was resolved: <br /> <br />WHEREAS <br />to promote energy conservation, emissions reductions and cleaner air through its many <br />plans, policies, programs and practices supported by the Kitchener Strategic Plan and <br /> and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS the City has unanimously endorsed a community greenhouse gas reduction <br />target of 80% below 2010 levels by 2050; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS home energy retrofit programs achieve greater savings and greater <br />greenhouse gas reductions; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS home energy retrofits generate jobs in the green sector; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS home energy retrofit incentives and rebates leverage additional private <br />investment; and further, <br /> <br />THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor on behalf of City Council be directed to <br />forward this resolution to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada <br />and the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources and the Association of <br />Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), to establish a federal residential retrofit incentive <br />program in the Province of Ontario. <br /> <br />2. DSD-18-127 - 114-120 VICTORIA STREET SOUTH INC. REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION TO <br /> MORATORIUM <br /> <br />The Committee considered Development Services Department report DSD-18-127, dated <br />September 26, 2018, recommending approval to lift the 2-year moratorium placed on minor <br />variance requests for the property municipally addressed 114-120 Victoria Street South. <br /> <br />