Special City Council
Revised Meeting Agenda

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

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  • Recommendation:

    That the Council of the City of Guelph now hold a meeting that is closed to the public, pursuant to the Municipal Act, to consider:

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and General Nature Thereof 

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.

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 the Temporary Seasonal Patio Program as described in 2020-74 be approved.
    2. That for the period from June 12, 2020 to November 1, 2020, staff are directed to temporarily suspend enforcement of such provisions of the Zoning By-law (1995)-14864 which conflict with Provincial Directives with respect to licensed outdoor dining capacity and the establishment of temporary outdoor dining premises, and in particular to suspend enforcement of:
      1. restrictions for licensed capacity of outdoor commercial patios in section 4.17.1 which are more restrictive than the temporary Provincial requirement of 1.11 square metres per person; and
      2. restrictions in required parking numbers in section 4.13.4 of the Zoning By-law in connection with a an establishment which has an approved application for a Temporary Patio, and which are operated in conformity with all applicable laws, including the Temporary City of Guelph Guidelines for outdoor patios and all other relevant Zoning By-law requirements.

    3. That the temporary suspension of enforcement of Zoning By-law (1995)-14864 as outlined above shall be strictly time-limited and shall not be interpreted as an authorization for any Temporary Outdoor Patio which is operated beyond these limited timelines or which operates in contravention of any other applicable law and/or of the Temporary Patio Guidelines established by the City.
    4. That operation of a permitted Temporary Outdoor Patio between June 12, 2020 and November 1, 2020 pursuant to this Resolution does not permit the continued use of the land, buildings and/or structures for the purpose temporarily authorized, establish a legal non-conforming use, or entitle any person to an exemption from the Zoning By-Law beyond November 1, 2020.
    5. That staff be directed that any fee associated with the approval of applications in connection with the City of Guelph’s Temporary Patio Pilot Program including, but not limited to, fees listed in the User Fee By-law (2019) – 20460, be waived until October 31, 2020.
    6. That the Chief Administration Officer, or designate, be delegated authority until October 31, 2020, to implement, administer and revise any City Council approved form, guideline or requirement associated with the City of Guelph’s Temporary Patio Pilot Program, including any modifications which may be necessary to the forms prescribed in connection with Commercial Patio Premises by the City Lands Encroachment By-law (2009) 18799.
    7. That staff shall be directed to conduct further consultations with the community and to prepare a draft temporary use by-law as authorized under section 39 of the Planning Act in connection with this Resolution, and shall schedule a public meeting in connection therewith as soon as practical.

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.

Scott Stewart, Chief Administrative Officer
Colleen Clack, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Public Services
Kealy Dedman, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services
Trevor Lee, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Services

*Dustin Brown
*Susan Watson
*Mike Darmon

*JJ Salmon
*Susan Watson

Resolution to adopt the By-laws (Coucillor Gordon).

  • Recommendation:

    That By-law Numbered (2020)-20504 is hereby passed.

A by-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Guelph City Council held June 17, 2020.