Emergency City Council
Revised 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 or by verbal consent (yes or no); 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 Emergency 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:
    1. That, given the declaration of a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020 and an emergency declaration by the Province of Ontario on March 18, 2020 in relation to COVID-19, the CAO be directed, further to and in accordance with the authority outlined in Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) By-law (2019)-20425 and the Emergency Management Program and Emergency Response Plan By-law (2019)-20358, to take such action(s) as may be deemed to be required by the CAO to protect the property and the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors to the City of Guelph while managing budgetary considerations, both revenue and expenditure.
    2. That this authority be authorized for the period of the global COVID-19 pandemic as determined by the World Health Organization or the emergency period as declared by the Province of Ontario.
    3. That a full reporting of the financial impacts and costing of this emergency be provided to Council upon the end of the COVID-19 pandemic as determined by either the World Health Organization or the declaration of emergency declared in the Province of Ontario.
  • Recommendation:

    The following fiscal relief measures are recommended for Council's consideration:

    1. Parking permit fee waiver to assist downtown businesses and employees for the month of April.
    2. Continued waiving of Transit fees for the month of April 2020.
    3. Providing property tax relief to businesses and residents for the month of April through:
      • The waiver of interest and penalties that would be applied May 1.
      • The waiver of NSF charges through to April 30, 2020.
      • Ceasing all progressive collection activities until April 30, 2020.
      • Waiving of tax statement fees related to mortgage requirements.
      • Option to defer monthly Pre-authorized Debit (PAD) plans upon written request of at least ten days prior to withdrawal date. (email: tax@guelph.ca)

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

  • Recommendation:

    That By-law Numbers (2020)-20479 to (2020)-20480 and (2020)-20487 to (2020)-20488 are hereby passed. 

Being a By-law to amend By-law Number (2002)-17017 - the Traffic By-law (Through Highways in Schedule V, Traffic Control Signals in Schedule VI, All-way Stop Signs in Schedule IX, Pedestrian Crossovers in Schedule X, One-way Streets in Schedule XI, No Parking in Schedule XV and No Stopping in Schedule XVI).

A By-law to stop up and close part of Dublin Street described as Part of Dublin Street, Plan 8, designated as Part 1, Reference Plan 61R-21723, City of Guelph. 

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).

A by-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Guelph City Council held March 23, 2020.