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 (closed items)

Confirmation of Minutes for the closed Council meeting held November 22, 2021 and closed Special Council meeting held December 2, 2021.

January 2022 Public Appointments to DGBA, Board of Management and GPL Board of Trustees - Closed - 2022-06

Section 239(2) (b) of the Municipal Act relating to personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.

  • Recommendation:

    That the minutes of the open Council Meetings held November 22, December 13 and 20, 2021, Special Council meeting held December 2, 2021 and Committee of the Whole meeting held December 6, 2021 be confirmed as recorded and without being read.

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.

*Alison Crumblehulme, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Guelph
*Lorenz Calcagno, Chair, Guelph Trailway

*Lorenz Calcagno, Chair, Guelph Trailway

  • Recommendation:
    1. That the 2022-2026 Economic Development and Tourism Strategic Plan be approved.
    2. That the revised terms of reference for the Guelph Economic Development Advisory Committee be approved.

*(Report was added to the Revised Agenda)

  • Recommendation:
    1. That __________be appointed a director to the Downtown Guelph Business Association Board of Management for a term ending November 15, 2022, or until such time as a success is appointed.
    2. That__________ and __________ be appointed directors to the Guelph Public Library Board of Trustees for a term ending November 15, 2022, or until such time as a successor is appointed.

Mayor Guthrie to speak to this matter. 

  • Recommendation:
    1. That the City of Guelph recognizes that Bill 21 is discriminatory and does not uphold equality of all citizens, regardless of their religious affiliation, as protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
    2. That the City of Guelph asks the Parliament of Canada, (both government and opposition), to support the challenge of Bill 21 at the Supreme Court.
    3. That a copy of this resolution be sent to The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada, The Honourable, PC., M.P. Erin O’Toole, The Honourable, P.C., M.P. Yves-Francois Blanchet, The Honourable, P.C., M.P., Jagmeet Singh, City of Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield, The Honourable Doug Ford, M.P.P. Premier of Ontario, Andrea Horwath, M.P.P., Steven Del Duca, M.P.P., Mike Schreiner, M.P.P., The National Council of Canadian Muslims, the World Sikh Organization, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and Ontario Big City Mayor’s Caucus.

Resolution to adopt the By-law (Councillor Goller)

  • Recommendation:

    That by-laws number (2022)-20663, (2022)-20667, (2022)-20670 to (2022)-20673 are hereby passed.

A By-law to provide for an interim tax levy and to provide for the payment of taxes.

A By-law to amend By-law Number (2009)-18855, as previously amended, being a By-law respecting the licensing of businesses operating within the City of Guelph, in respect of payday loans establishments.

A by-law to amend By-Law Number (2021)-20655 being a User Fees or Charges By-Law.

A by-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Guelph City Council held January 31, 2022.

A by-law to authorize the execution of an agreement between The Corporation of the City of Guelph and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Ontario, represented by the Minister of Transportation for the Province of Ontario.  (Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program).

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