AT REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, Tuesday, December 3, 2019

 

AT A MEETING OF City Council

 

AT 2:30 PM

 

These are considered a draft rendering of the official minutes. Official minutes can be obtained through the Office of the City Clerk once approved.

 

Present:

Mayor Michael Fougere, in the Chair

Councillor Lori Bresciani (Teleconference)

Councillor Sharron Bryce (Teleconference)

Councillor John Findura

Councillor Jerry Flegel

Councillor Bob Hawkins

Councillor Jason Mancinelli

Councillor Joel Murray

Councillor Mike O'Donnell

Councillor Andrew Stevens

Councillor Barbara Young

 

Also in Attendance:

City Clerk, Jim Nicol

Deputy City Clerk, Amber Ackerman

City Manager, Chris Holden

City Solicitor, Byron Werry

Executive Director, Citizen Experience, Innovation & Performance, Louise Folk

Executive Director, Citizen Services, Kim Onrait

Executive Director, City Planning & Community Development, Diana Hawryluk

Executive Director, Financial Strategy & Sustainability, Barry Lacey

Director, Citizen Experience, Jill Sveinson

Director, Parks & Open Space, Ray Morgan

Director, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, Laurie Shalley

Director, Water, Waste & Environmental Services, Pat Wilson

Manager, Enviromental Services, Greg Kuntz

Manager, Social & Cultural Development, Emmaline Hill

Manager, Water & Sewer Engineering, Kurtis Doney

 

 

(The meeting commenced in the absence of Councillor Mancinelli.)

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the agenda for this meeting be approved, as submitted.


COMMITTEE REPORT - TABLED FROM NOVEMBER 25, 2019

PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

CR19-106              Wastewater Master Plan

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE –NOVEMBER 14, 2019

 

1.      That the Wastewater Master Plan (WWMP) and authorize the use of the WWMP as a guide for future wastewater-related decisions and actions be approved.

 

2.      That Administration provide a progress report regarding implementation of the WWMP to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in 2022.


Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Mike O'Donnell, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendations of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee contained in the report be concurred in.
 

NOTICE OF MOTIONS - TABLED FROM NOVEMBER 25, 2019

MN19-22              Councillor Jerry Flegel:  2020 Proposed Regina Board of Police Commissioners Budget

Councillor Jerry Flegel gave written notice that at the November 25, 2019 meeting of City Council, tabled to December 3, 2019, he intends to make the following recommendation, that City Council:
 

1.              Not approve the proposed Regina Police Service 2020 Budget as submitted by the Board of Police Commissioners;
 

2.              As per the provisions of Section 33(2) of The Police Act, 1990, return the proposed budget to the Board of Police Commissioners as the budget is seen to be inadequate for the challenges and pressures facing the Regina Police Service; and
 

3.              Request the Board of Police Commissioners to return to City Council with a revised budget which addresses the concerns outlined in (2).


MN19-23              Mayor Michael Fougere:  Accelerating the Lead Service Connection Management Program

Mayor Michael Fougere stepped down to introduce the Motion.
Councillor Jerry Flegel assumed the Chair.

Mayor Michael Fougere moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY, that notice for Notice of Motion MN19-23 be waived to allow the Motion to be lodged at this meeting.
 

Mayor Michael Fougere moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens that Administration prepare a report for Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in March 2020 that considers and analyzes potential enhancements to the Lead Service Connection Management Program, including but not limited to:
 

1.            Accelerating the program to ensure that all lead service connections are replaced by 2025.

 

2.              Expanding the program to include the replacement of the homeowner’s side of the connection as well as the city’s side:

 

i)              Incorporating best practices of other cities and creating a support program that would see the City fund part or the whole of the replacement costs up-front, with residents repaying the amount over time.
 

3.              Extending the amount of time filters are provided to homeowners until such time as the Connection Management Program is completed.

 

4.              Adding orthophosphate to the City’s water supply to mitigate lead content in water;

 

5.              Enhanced communication with homeowners about the nature of lead connections and their potential impacts; and

 

6.              That the program continue to be funded by the Utility.

 

(Councillor Mancinelli arrived at the meeting.)

 

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

 

Mayor Michael Fougere returned to the Chair following the vote.


MN19-24              Councillor Bob Hawkins:  Planning and Priorities Committee

Councillor Bob Hawkins gave written notice that at the November 25, 2019 meeting of City Council, tabled to December 3, 2019, he intends to make the following recommendation that: 
 

1.              The Priorities and Planning Committee be disestablished and its terms of reference be added to the terms of reference for the Executive Committee outlined in TABLE 3 of The Committee Bylaw;
 

2.              Any scheduled meetings for the Priorities and Planning Committee be used to schedule additional meetings of the Executive Committee; and
 

3.              The City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the necessary bylaw to amend The Committee Bylaw, Bylaw No. 2009-40 and The Procedure Bylaw, Bylaw No. 9004 to effect these changes.
 

BYLAWS AND RELATED REPORTS - TABLED FROM NOVEMBER 25, 2019

CR19-107              Community and Protective Services Committee:  2020 Pest Control Officer Appointment

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE – NOVEMBER 7, 2019

 

1.      That the City Solicitor be instructed to amend Bylaw No. 200971 being The Appointment and Authorization of City Officials Bylaw, 2009 to:

 

              Appoint the following people as Pest Control Officers under The Pest Control Act from January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020; unless the officer’s employment with the City of Regina is terminated sooner:

 

Name                            Position

Russell Eirich                            Senior Program Manager, Forestry, Horticulture & Pest Control

Ryan Johnston                            Supervisor, Pest Control

Corey Doka                            Pest Control Officer

 

2.              That within 14 days of City Council passing the amendments to Bylaw 200971, that the City Clerk notify the Ministry of Agriculture of the appointment of the Pest Control Officers, as required by The Pest Control Act.

 


Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendations of the Community and Protective Services Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

 

CR19-108              Community and Protective Services Committee:  Cemetery Schedule and Fee Review

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE – NOVEMBER 7, 2019

 

1.      That the Cemetery Fee Schedule for 2020 and 2021, as set out in Appendix B, be approved and the rates come into effect January 1, 2020.

 

2.      That the amendments to The Cemeteries Bylaw, 2008-27 as described in this report and Appendix A be approved.

 

3.      That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the amendments to The Cemeteries Bylaw, 2008-27 as described in this report.


Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that:
 

1.              That the Field of Honour fee, as described in Schedule A, be amended to $895 for 2020.

 

2.              That the Cemetery Fee Schedule for 2020 and 2021, as set out in Appendix B, be approved, as amended, and the rates come into effect January 1, 2020.
 

3.              That the amendments to The Cemeteries Bylaw, 2008-27 as described in this report and Appendix A be approved.
 

4.              That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the amendments to The Cemeteries Bylaw, 2008-27 as described in this report.

CR19-109              Finance and Administration Committee:  Community Non-Profit Tax Exemption Policy

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE - NOVEMBER 5, 2019

 

1.              That the property tax exemptions as listed in Appendix A be approved subject to the Government of Saskatchewan approving the exemption or partial exemption of the education portion of the property tax levies where required.

 

2.              That the Executive Director, Financial Strategy & Sustainability or his delegate be authorized to apply for the approval of the Government of Saskatchewan on behalf of property owners for any exemption of the education portion of the property tax levies payable to the Government of Saskatchewan that is $25,000 or greater on an annual basis.

 

3.              That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the necessary bylaw to authorize the property tax exemptions for 2020 for those properties that are receiving one year tax exemptions as listed in Appendix A.

 

4.              That pursuant to clause 244(2)(a) of The Cities Act the property taxes for the following properties for the following years be cancelled because there has been a change in ownership or use of the property, without which the property would have otherwise been exempt:

 

a)      2018 property taxes payable for the space occupied by The Royal Canadian Legion at 1820 Cornwall Street; Plan: 00RA12095, Block: 308; Lot: 42; as described on the Assessment Roll as Account No. 10032641.

 

b)     2019 property taxes for The Young Women’s Christian Association to be located at 1915 Retallack Street; Plan: 101887623, Block: 339; Lot: A as described on the Assessment Roll as Account No. 10101336 and Plan: 101887623 Block: 339; Lot: B as described on the Assessment roll as Account No.10101337.

 

c)      2019 property taxes for The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan, Regina Inc. at 641 E Victoria Avenue; Plan: 70R13525 Blk: A; Plan: DV 270 Blk: 38; Lot: 21-34/ Blk: 38B Lot: 7-20/ Blk: Y; as described on the Assessment Roll as Account No. 10039677.

 

5.   That Administration bring forward a report to the December 2, 2019 Finance and Administration Committee meeting that provides more particular reasons as to why the organizations outlined in Appendix B did not qualify for an exemption.


Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendations of the Finance and Administration Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

CR19-110              Priorities and Planning Committee:  Civic Art & Cultural Collections Policy

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE PRIORITIES AND PLANNING COMMITTEE - OCTOBER 23, 2019

 

1.      That the Civic Art and Cultural Collections Policy provided in Appendix A of this report be approved.

 

2.      That the Municipal Arts Policy (1993) be repealed.

 

 

3.      That Bylaw No. 2002-39 The Heritage Building Material Review Advisory Committee Bylaw be repealed and the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the necessary bylaw.

 

4.      That Administration be directed to include a capital funding proposal for acquisition and maintenance of the City’s civic art and cultural collections within the 2020 budget process.


Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendations of the Priorities and Planning Committee contained in the report be concurred in.
 

2019-55              THE HERITAGE BUILDING MATERIAL REVIEW ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPEAL BYLAW, 2019

2019-59              THE CEMETERIES AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2019

2019-60              THE APPOINTMENT AND AUTHORIZATION OF CITY OFFICIALS  AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2019-60

2019-63              THE COMMUNITY NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPTION BYLAW, 2019

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2019-55, 2019-59, 2019-60 and 2019-63 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaws were read a first time.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2019-55, 2019-59, 2019-60 and 2019-63 be introduced and read a second time.  Bylaws were read a second time.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaws No. 2019-55, 2019-59, 2019-60 and 2019-63 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2019-55, 2019-59, 2019-60 and 2019-63 be read a third time.
Bylaws were read a third and final time.


ADJOURNMENT


Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the meeting adjourn.

The meeting adjourned at 3:13 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chairperson                                                                                    Secretary