Emergency City Council
Meeting Agenda

Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street

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

  • Recommendation:
    1. That by-law (2019)-20432 (the Procedural By-law) be amended as follows:

    Insert definition of Emergency City Council Meeting:

    “Emergency City Council Meeting” means any meeting of City Council called under Section 8.1 (d).

    Insert Section 4.1 (e):

    4.1 Public Notice of Meetings

    e) Section 4.1 (d) shall not apply to emergency meetings called under Section 8.1 (d). The Clerk shall give public notice for emergency meetings called under Section 8.1 (d) by inclusion on the City’s website as soon as possible after the meeting is called.

    Insert Section 8.3:

    8.3 Emergency City Council Meetings

    a) Where an emergency has been declared in all or part of the City of Guelph under Section 4 or 7.0.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act:

            1. any member of City Council may participate in any open or closed City Council meeting electronically and be counted for the purpose of establishing quorum;
            2. all votes shall be by show of hands; and
            3. City Council shall have the discretion to consider any items previously considered by any committee of City Council, but not yet confirmed by City Council at the time the emergency was declared, as part of an emergency meeting called under Section 8.1 (d).
    1. That Section 4.8 of the Procedural By-law be suspended to allow the March 23, 2020 Special City Council meeting called under Section 8.1 (d) to proceed without delegations.

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 Committee of the Whole Consent Report, please identify the item. It will be extracted and dealt with separately as part of the Items for Discussion.

  • Recommendation:

    That the March 23, 2020 City Council Consent Agenda, as identified below, be adopted:

  • Recommendation:
    1. That Council confirm its approval and support of the achievements to date under the Smart Cities Project, including all management, administrative, financial, and contractual aspects.
    2. That Council appoint the Mayor to the Advisory Board of Management of the Our Food Future initiative and that this appointment be reviewed twice per term as part of Council's nomination committee process. 
  • Recommendation:

    That the settlement pathway outlined in the report titled "Dolime Community Engagement Results for Proposed Settlement Pathway," dated March 2, 2020, be approved and staff be directed to take the first steps in implementing the settlement pathway.

  • Recommendation:
    1. That Guelph City Council approves the 2019 Water Services' Annual and Summary Report. 
    2. That Guelph City Council endorse the updated Organizational Structure of the Operational Plan as defined in section o) of the 2019 Water Services' Annual and Summary Report and shown in Attachments 2 and 3.
  • Recommendation:

    That the emergency language in the procurement by-law to delegate authority to the Chief Administrative Officer for emergency procurement be enacted.

Resolution to adopt the by-laws. (Councillor Allt)

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