City Council
Revised Meeting Agenda

Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street

Changes to the original agenda are noted with an asterisk "*". 

  • Recommendation:

    That the minutes of the open Council Meetings held January 27, 2020 and Committee of the Whole meeting dated January 13, 2020 confirmed as recorded and without being read.

The following resolutions have been prepared to facilitate Council’s consideration of various matters and are suggested for consideration. If Council wishes to address a specific report in isolation of the Committee of the Whole Consent Report, please identify the item. It will be extracted and dealt with separately as part of the Items for Discussion.

  • Recommendation:

    That the February 24, 2020 City Council Consent Agenda as identified below, be adopted:



Staff Memo 

  • Recommendation:

    That the Debt Management Policy as recommended through report titled 2020 Debt Management Policy Update dated February 3, 2020 and numbered CS-2020-02 be approved, as amended.

  • Recommendation:
    1. That staff be directed to explore the creation of a program and/or framework to support the exemption of development charges for non-profit organizations. 
    2. That this report identify a budget source, parameters and a process to facilitate such requests from the non-profit community. 
    3. That this report return to council after all information regarding Bill 108 is resolved and for further consideration by Council during the 2021 budget deliberations. 
    4. That this future policy be aligned with the City Strategic Plan principles and priorities.  
  • Recommendation:

    That the Development Charge Interest Policy as recommended through report titled Development Charge Interest Policy dated February 3, 2020 and numbered CS-2020-23 be approved.

  • Recommendation:
    1. That the 2019 Financial Condition Assessment attached to report CS-2020-04 and dated February 3, 2020 be received.
    2. That the Long-term Financial Framework included as Attachment-2 to report CS-2020-04, be approved.
  • Recommendation:

    That the matter be deferred to the April 6, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting or sooner. 

The following items have been extracted from the Committee of the Whole Consent Report and the Council Consent Agenda and will be considered separately. These items have been extracted either at the request of a member of Council or because they include a presentation and/or delegations.


Jack Runge

Erin Manley

Maureen Hosie

Katherine Kolppanen 

Duncan Hill

Kelly Hughes

Sherry Cox

*Joy Walker 

*Marlene Keating (presentation)

*Jason Graves

*Kyle Anderson

*Theresa Finamore

*Anne Valliant

*Carmela van de Geyn

*Chris Gregory

*Ashleigh Tennis (presentation)

*Ruthanne Finnigan (presentation)

*Alison Dunkley

*Barbara Powers-Anderson

*Jan Brown

*Danielle Graham 

*John Farley (presentation)

*Vanessa Cadorette

*Paul Paterson

*Tristan Martin

*Patricia Maggiolo

*Joanne Thorburn


Stephany Reeves, Kaileigh Hilpert, Cheryl Davidson, Betty McEvoy, Bob Herron,Uta Matthes, Kayla Robinson, Jack Runge, Ross Kirkconnell, Michael Stultz, Megan Neely, Christianne Gregory, Elona Love, Olivia Gemin, Farrah Trahan, Melissa Luna, Terryanne Cassar, Peter Love, Dawn Pederson, Kyle Poland, Lyss Clarke, Jennifer Hannah, Brian Carwana, Christa Massey, Patrick P., Fiora Di Giannantonio, Ben Kidd, Natalie Iacono and Chris Roach, Leslie Stewart, David Schwan, Amy Schut, Katrina McLean, Avery Navikevicius, Taylor Brand, Lindsay Marie, Carrie Manson, Andrea Nichols, Lisa Zebedee, Dana MacDonald, Brian Gordon, Jessie McKay, Erica Gibson, Steve Franklin, Drew Thompson, Alex Derma, Denese Renaud, Eileen Sheridan, Tyler Garrard, Lisa Gray, Laura Hill, Egle Boudreau, Jackie Merkley, Laurel Borthwick, Tonya Redwood, Sarah Hollands, Melissa Schuurman, Patrick Laing, Stephanie Thomson, Jordan Legate, Lisa Christie, Shauna Brown, Lynn Hamilton, Michael Peace,Caleah Campbell, Kyle Anderson, Vicki Maybanks, Kathy Free, Allison Dowling, Kathryn Neale, Alexandra Stoneham, Melanei Parlette-Stewart, Linda Bryant, Tara MacLeod-Tucker, James Highet, Angi Roberts, Tracey Rowe, Dougie, Barbara Anderson, Theresa Finamore, Thoreau Colucci, Chelsea Woolley, Darryl Gemin, Michael Stultz, Kelly Bolton, Lori White, Colleen deVries, Kathy Stephens, Mike Timmerman, Alison and Janet Dunkley, Nicole Moniz, Donna Armstrong, Len Fowler, Mike Kennedy, Kayleigh Kennedy, Craig Powers, Marnie Blackwood, Justine Kraemer, Jack Runge, Sarah Duncan, Lana Katz, Margaret Williams, Kaleigh O'Driscoll, James Walke, Merryn Nadalin, Nancy MacKenzie, Shirley D., David Cameron, Sydney Macdonald, Tim and Susan Runge, Melissa Van Roie, Karen Campbell, Hailey MacDonald, Steve Dow, Carrie Harris, Victoria MacDonald, Paul Bahry, Rick Hanlon, Kim Kilpatrick, Alim Nathoo, Katie Trottier, Cobi Demmers, Lynn Tyler, Michael Wilkins, Michelle Farrow, Leigh Hardcastle, Kayla Robinson, Chad Hagan, Frances Vanover, Cameron Lawrie, Tricia Glassco, Penny Millar, Nathan Bassutti, Angelica S., Jessica Reeves, Andy Timmerman, Amy Moffat, Tara Burton, Paula Zimmermann, Desiree Kendrick, Fabio Enriquez, Alison LeDrew, Rebecca Hest, Erica Dunsmoor, Melissa Goetz, Brittany Hulme, Christina Tourangeau, Amy, Katie Holmes, Amy Vowels, Cassidy Chambers, Barbara Harcourt, Dave Strobl, Tom Post, Darija Nelson, Shawn Killeleagh, Barbara Miller, Nicole Ross, Maggie Horst, Kiara Tennis, Erin Tusa, Peter Traplin, Janine Finlay, Doug Watson, Andrew Pedersen, Jaime Drohan-Luttmann, Nicole Visentin, Keely Patterson, Dana Vadala, Alison Hunter Stewart, Dawn Burnett, Amanda Scott, Jessie Baynham, Tara McIntyre Herne, Taylor Sugden, Ryan Bannon, Sammy Ageil, Caleigh Sprague, Roxane Bernhard, Sandra Macdonald, Barbara Wilkinson, Robert Nicol, Greg Roth, Mariah Crevier, Morgann Rollin, Kristy Holdaway, Jennifer St-Pierre, Sarah Bonin, Suzanne Symons, Jenny Fraser, Laurie Grist, Laura McPhie, Susan Carey, Carleigh Cathcart, Anne Holman, Ans Bader, Susan Bowman, Rachael deVries, Mary OKane, Andrea Bevilacqua, Maddie Shipsides, Todd Pyke, Laurie Trace, Caroline Fontaine, Joe o’ Kane, Stephanie Varcoe, Kelly Hughes, Nicole DeBeyer, Kayley Teal, Pauline Wilcox, Lisa Barrie, Robin Smart , Stephen Trace, Brian Holden, Joy Walker, Ujjwal Verma, Alana Mac, Jeanne Castellanos, Janet Williams, Kaitlin Kirkup, Brandi Grose, Brandy Nomad, *Joy Walker, *Katherine Kolppanen, *Barbara and David Curzon, *Susanne Saunders, *Tara Lazzari, *Judy MacEachern, *Dayna Chaarani, *L Stewart, *Scott Macewen, *Corrie O'Driscoll, *Kim Dunn, *Aydana Rimmer, *Rosanna Sartori, *Christine Plateo, *James Sullivan, *Matt Prigione, *Anne Valliant, *Lily Briant, *Dale Gauley, *T. Heart, *Kyle Webb, *Britney Rodgers, *Jim Alexander, *Alan Green, *Heather Macneil, *Alexandra Stoneham, *Paul Paterson,*Jody Hanna, *Liz Muller, *Toni Gilchrist, *Gordon Truscott, *Carolyn Ellis

  • Recommendation:
    1. That the Leash Free implementation plan as approved by Council on June 24, 2019 be amended to remove the proposed fenced leash free facility at Lee Street Park and Bristol Street Park. 
    2. That staff be directed to explore the feasibility of a fenced dog park located in a non-residential area, with the report coming to Council for consideration in the 2021 budget.
    3. That the leash free dog area at Peter Misersky Park be closed and the infrastructure removed. 

Resolution to adopt the By-laws.  (Councillor Piper) 

  • Recommendation:

    That By-law Numbers (2020)-20476 and (2020)-20482 to (2020)-20483 are hereby passed.

A by-law to authorize the entering and execution of an agreement between  Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and The Corporation of the City of Guelph, in respect of the Smart Cities Challenge. 

A By-law to amend By-law Number (2002) – 17017 – the Traffic By-law (Prohibited U-Turns in Schedule I, Lane Designation in Schedule VII and Restricted Parking in Scheduled XVII)

A by-law to confirm the proceedings of meetings of Guelph City Council held February 24, 2020.

Please provide any announcements, to the Mayor in writing, by 12 noon on the day of the Council meeting.