City Council
Revised Meeting Agenda

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

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This meeting will be held by Electronic Participation in accordance with City of Guelph Procedural By-law (2020)-20515.

(Councillor MacKinnon)

  • Recommendation:

    That the minutes of the open Council Meetings held  August 10, 12 and 24, 2020, be 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:
    1. That staff be directed to continue developing plans in alignment with the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan (ICIP) projects approved by Infrastructure Canada (INFC), including negotiation of the required Transfer Payment Agreement (TPA).
    2. That staff be directed to complete electrical infrastructure modifications and initial electric bus charger installation at the existing Transit Facility at 170 Watson Road South using funds approved in project TC0059 Transit Operations Facility.

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.

*Morgan Dandie-Hannah
*Tanja Gevaert

*Tom Ewart, on behalf of Sunnyacres Canopy Project
*Tanja Gervaert

  • Recommendation:
    1. That the Urban Forest Management Plan Implementation Update and Second Phase Plan Report dated August, 2020, included as Attachment-1 to this report, be approved.
    2. That that funding requirements for the Urban Forest Management Plan be prioritized within future operating and capital budgets in order to implement the recommendations of this plan.

Meghan Mazurek
*Morgan Dandie-Hannah
*Martin Collier

*Beth Finnis

  • Recommendation:
    1. That staff be authorized to complete the Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process for the Emma Street to Earl Street Pedestrian Bridge and issue a notice of completion to place the Project File on the public record for the mandatory 30 day public review period and proceed with the implementation of the preferred alternative as outlined in report 2020-121.
    2. That Council direct staff to initiate a site-specific Official Plan Amendment to implement the preferred alternative for the Emma Street to Earl Street Pedestrian Bridge.

Staff Presentation:
Jodie Sales, General Manager, Strategy, Innovation and Intergovernmental Services 
Jennifer Smith, Manager, Corporate and Community Strategic Initiatives
Scott Stewart, Chief Administrative Officer 

  • Recommendation:
    1. That Council receive the Strategic Plan 2019-2023 Performance Measurement Framework and Future Ready Action Plans.
    2. That Council approve and adopt the ‘Strategic Measures of Success’ as the basis for strategic organizational performance indicator development and annual Council and public performance reporting.
    3. That Council receive the Future Ready Action Plan for deliberation during the 2021-2024 multi-year budget process.

(extracted from the September 4, 2020 Items for Information as requested by Councillor Caron)

Councillor Caron will speak to this item. 

*Sara Orrell , on behalf of Alan Arneill, President, Stanley Stick Hockey Association, Jeffrey Hoffman, President, Guelph Minor Baseball Association, Tricia Chilton, President, Guelph Minor Lacrosse, Mary Gerrard, General Manager, Guelph Marlins Aquatic Club and Leanne Claerbout, President, Guelph Ringette  

  • Recommendation:
    1. That the City of Guelph calls on the Federal and Provincial governments to help local municipalities assist their local cultural, social benefit, and charitable organizations with additional relief funding programs to help sustain the important work they do in our community; and 
    2. That a copy of this resolution be sent to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Premier of Ontario, all Ontario Municipalities, the local Members of Provincial and Federal Parliament, Federal and Provincial Ministers of Finance, the Provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
    3. That staff be directed to report back through the 2021 operating budget process on any additional funding sources that can be identified in the upcoming budget for one-time Community Well-being Grants under the same criteria as the Community Investment Emergency Fund.

Councillor Goller's motion for which notice was given August 24, 2020. 

Linda Illingworth
*Katie McLean
*Susin Micallef

  • Recommendation:

    That the following motion be referred to the November 2, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting for consideration: 

    1. That staff be directed to complete a review of the implications of permanently removing the blanket on-street parking restriction from December 1 to March 31, 2:00 AM to 6:00 AM and replacing it with a permissive system that uses notification software to let residents know when temporary parking restrictions are in effect.  And that staff be directed to provide recommendations to Council in 2021 for potential implementation by December 1, 2021.

(Councillor MacKinnon)

  • Recommendation:

    That By-law Numbers (2020)-20525, (2020)-20526 and (2020)-20528 and (2002)-20529 are hereby passed. 

A by-law to move Business License Fees from the Business Licensing By-law to the Fees or Charges By-law.

A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Guelph amending By-Law Number (2020)-20512 to extend permission for temporary seasonal patios for the 2020 patio season to the end of November 2020.

A by-law to confirm proceedings of a meeting of Guelph City Council held September 28, 2020. 

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

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