Special City Council
Revised Meeting Agenda

Remote meeting live streamed
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Changes to the original agenda are noted with an asterisk "*". 

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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.

(pending referral from October 5, 2020 Committee of the Whole Revised Agenda Item 11.2) 

*Susan Watson

  • Recommendation:
    1. That the South End Community Centre as presented in Report 2020-141 dated October 5, 2020 be approved at a cost of $80 million and reflected in the 2021 capital budget.
    2. That construction begin in 2022 and any change in capital cost, resulting from final site plan, early competitive procurement processes and considerations of impacts of COVID on facility and programming design, be included in the 2022 capital budget.
    3. That staff be directed to phase-in the estimated annual operating cost of $2.4 million as part of the 2021-2024 operating budget and forecast.

(pending referral from October 5, 2020 Committee of the Whole Revised Agenda Item 11.3) 

*Carley Klassen
*Marty Williams, on behalf of the Downtown Guelph Business Association 
*David Douglas
*Tanja Gevaert
*Tom Deligiannis
*Lin Grist
*Ron East, on behalf of Council of Canadians, Guelph Chapter
*Susan Watson
*Virginia Gilliham, Chair, Friends of the Guelph Public Library
*Gord Riddle
*Morgan Dandie-Hannah
*Diane Hurst
*Ze'ev Gedalof

*Roblin May
*Geof Kearns

  • Recommendation:
    1. That the recommendation to proceed with the detailed development design for the alternative option site layout for the Baker District Redevelopment Project as outlined in this report be approved.
    2. That $16.6 million for site servicing, environmental/archeological remediation and the outdoor public space for the Baker District be approved and reflected in the 2021 budget.
    3. That the construction of an 88,000 square foot library in the south block as presented as the alternative option in Report 2020-148, dated October 5, 2020, be approved at a cost of $62.0 million, and Council approve an increase of 0.39% impact to the tax levy starting in 2021 and remain in place for 20 years, in order to fund the $19.7 million of the library capital cost that is an enhancement to the current service level beyond that allowable by the Development Charges Act, 1997, with construction to begin in 2022 subject to updated design and service delivery reconsiderations as a result of COVID-19.
    4. That staff be directed to maximize the number of public parking spaces in the south block and pursue sharing agreements for parking in the north block and seek budget approval as part of the 2022 budget process.
    5. That staff be directed to phase in the estimated annual tax supported operating cost of the public components of the Baker District, totaling $3.5 million, as part of the 2021-2024 operating budget and forecast.
    6. That the Guelph Public Library Board report back to Council with a detailed operating budget projection by June 2021 based upon updated design and service delivery reconsiderations resulting from COVID-19.
    7. That staff proceed with revising the Urban Design Master Plan (UDMP), share a virtual presentation with the community to outline the changes and collect final comments for Council’s consideration.
  • Recommendation:

(Councillor O'Rourke)

A by-law to confirm proceedings of a meeting of Guelph City Council held October 7, 2020.