City Council
Revised Meeting Agenda

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

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Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and General Nature Thereof

Confirmation of Closed Minutes

361 Whitelaw Road, City of Guelph Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application File No. OZS18-005 Notices of Appeal pursuant to Sections 22(7) and 34(11) of the Planning Act

Section 239 (2)(e) and (f) of the Municipal Act relating to litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board; and advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Guelph and Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 241, Local 973, Local 1946 - 2020-60

Section 239 (2)(d) of the Municipal Act relating to labour relations or employee negotiations.

  • Recommendation:

    That the minutes of the open Council meetings held February 10, 24, March 9, 23, April 16 and May 11, 2020 and the open Committee of the Whole meetings held February 3 and March 2, 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 Consent Agenda, please identify the item. It will be extracted and dealt with separately as part of the Items for Discussion.

  • Recommendation:
    1. That $1,667,285 be transferred from the Water Operating Contingency Reserve (181) to the Water Capital Reserve Fund (152).
    2. That $2,813,839 be transferred from the Wastewater Operating Contingency Reserve (182) to the Wastewater Capital Reserve Fund (153).
    3. That the target for the Workplace Safety Insurance Board Reserve (330) be changed from 50 per cent of the estimate liability to 25 per cent.
  • Recommendation:
    1. That in accordance with report 2020-25, titled 2019 Year-end Capital Variance Report dated May 25, 2020, $677,000 be transferred from capital account ST0018 Equipment Replacement and Upgrades to ST0014 Digester Structural Repair and Gas Proofing to complete upgrades to Digester 3 at the Guelph Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Recommendation:
    1. That the tax supported operating surplus of $5,478,013 be allocated to the reserve and reserve funds as follows:
      1. Tax Rate Operating Contingency Reserve (180) $3,696,763
      2. Library Operating Contingency Reserve (102) $18,703
      3. Police Operating Contingency Reserve (115) $12,547
      4. Environment and Utility Reserve (198) $650,000
      5. 100 Per cent Renewable Energy (100RE) Reserve Fund (355) $500,000
      6. Infrastructure Renewal Reserve Fund (150) $600,000.
    2. That the Water Services operating surplus of $183,746 be allocated to the Water Capital Reserve Fund (152).
    3. That the Wastewater Services operating surplus of $1,287,410 be allocated to the Wastewater Capital Reserve Fund (153).
    4. That the Stormwater Services operating surplus of $340,673 be allocated to the Stormwater Capital Reserve Fund (165).
    5. That the Ontario Building Code (OBC) operating surplus of $2,081,005 be allocated to the Building Services OBC Stabilization Reserve Fund (188).
    6. That the Court Services operating surplus of $157,608 be allocated to the Court Contingency Reserve (211).
  • Recommendation:
    1. That City Council provide the Lake Erie Source Protection Authority with a letter of support including resolution in support of all of the recommended actions included in SPC-19-12-02 to address the Over-Application of Winter Maintenance Chemicals
  • Recommendation:
    1. That the City of Guelph state that the preferred transition date for Guelph’s Blue Box program as required under the Waste Free Ontario Act is January 1, 2023.
    2. That the City’s resolution be forwarded to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

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.

(Further information provided in Council Memos - Clair-Malty Secondary Plan - Open Space System Strategy: Revised Community Park Location - 2020-46 and Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan: Open Space System Strategy - Re: Letter from Miller Thomson LLP on behalf of Thomasfield Homes)

Todd Salter

*Trenton Johnson, Miller Thomson LLP
*Anand Desai, Foundation for the Support of International Medical Training Inc. 
*Susan Watson
*Michael Dube
*Carol Koenig, Coalition to Protect Our Moraine
*Lin Grist
*Ron East, Council of Canadians, Guelph Chapter
*Mike Marcolongo, Foundation for the Support of International Medical Training Inc. 
*Stan Kozak
*Robin-Lee Norris, on behalf of 1077955 Ontario Inc.
*Hugh Whiteley

*Trenton Johnson, Miller Thomson LLP
*Yvette Tendick
*Tony Bagnara, 1077955 Ontario Inc.
*Heather Tremain, Options for Homes
*Kevin Thompson, SV Law
*Marcia Santen
*Susan Watson
*Hugh Handy, GSP Group Inc.
*Rod Mac Donald

  • Recommendation:
    1. That the Clair-Maltby Secondary plan Policy Directions: Open Space System Strategy dated March 2, 2020 and included as Attachment 2 to report IDE-2020-17, be approved to provide direction for the preparation of the draft official plan amendment, secondary plan policies and Master Environmental Service Plan and that Community Park Option #1 be selected as the location for the 10-hectare open space component of the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan. 
    2. That the final parkland recommendations may be impacted and revised based on the Financial Impact Assessment to be completed for the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan in its entirety. 

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

  • Recommendation:

    That By-laws Numbered (2020)-20497 to (2020)-20498, inclusive, are hereby passed.

A by-law to approve the expropriation of land, being Part of Lots 72, 73 and 74, Plan 8, City of Guelph (Baker Street, Guelph).

A by-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Guelph City Council held May 25, 2020.

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

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