Special City Council
Revised Meeting Agenda

Remote meeting live streamed
on guelph.ca/live

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

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Members of the public who have an interest in delegating to item 5.1 Managing the Impacts of COVID-19: Update #4, 2020-101 and/or item 5.2 Guelph Temporary Patio Program Temporary Use Bylaw - 2020-100 may register up until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

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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)

September Transit Service Levels and U-pass Contract, 2020-93, 2020-93

Section 239 (2)(d) and (f) of the Municipal Act relating to labour relations or employee negotiations; and advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

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.

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

*Anne Toner Fung, Executive Director/CEO, Innovation Guelph

  • Recommendation:
    1. That report “Managing the Impacts of COVID-19: Update #4” dated July 15, 2020 be forwarded to the local MP and MPP, FCM, AMO, LUMCO and the Federal Minister of Finance and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister of Finance for the Province of Ontario.
    2. That a one-time total transfer of $300,000 from the Tax Rate Operating Contingency Reserve to Innovation Guelph in the amount of $125,000 and the Business Centre of Guelph Wellington in the amount of $175,000 be approved for the purpose of delivering core business support programming that will assist in pandemic economic recovery efforts for 2020.
    3. Whereas cities have continued to provide essential services directly to the public during the pandemic, and recognizing that cities will continue to be at the heart of community recovery from health and well-being to supporting the local economy. Therefore, the City of Guelph Council calls on the provincial and federal government to urgently negotiate a municipal support package to assist cities to deal with the impacts of COVID-19.
    4. That the September – December 2020 City Council Meeting Schedule, included as Attachment-2 to report titled “Managing the impacts of COVID-19: Update #4”, dated July 15, 2020, be approved.
  • Recommendation:

    That the Temporary Use Bylaw for Temporary Patios in the 2020 Patio Season, included as attachment-1 to the Temporary Use By-law for Temporary Patio Program report, dated July 15, 2020, be approved.

Resolution to adopt the By-laws (Councillor Billings)

  • Recommendation:

    That By-law Number (2020)-2015 be approved. 

A by-law for temporary seasonal patios for the 2020 patio season.