AT REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, Monday, December 16, 2019

 

AT A MEETING OF City Council

 

AT 5:30 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

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

Chief of Police, Evan Bray

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, Assessment & Taxation, Deborah Bryden

Director, Planning & Development Services, Fred Searle

Manager, Sweeping & Alleys, Tyler Bien

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA


Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the agenda for this meeting be approved, as submitted, after adding a brief from Bruce Ellergodt, representing Freedom Catalyst Alliance, as item DE19-211, and that the delegations be heard in the order they are called forward by Mayor Fougere.


MINUTES APPROVAL


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT
WAS RESOLVED, that the minutes for the regular and special meetings held on November 25 and December 3, 2019 be adopted, as circulated.
 

DELEGATIONS, ADVERTISED AND PUBLIC NOTICE BYLAWS
AND RELATED REPORTS

DE19-201              Ed Smith - Zoning Bylaw Regulations for Massage Parlours

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   Ed Smith addressed Council and answered a number of questions.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CR19-112, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee respecting the same subject.

DE19-202              Devon Hill - Freedom Catalyst Regina - Zoning Bylaw Regulations for Massage Parlours

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   Devon Hill, representing Freedom Catalyst Regina, addressed Council and answered a number of questions.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CR19-112, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee respecting the same subject.

DE19-200              Jane Gattinger - Zoning Bylaw Regulations for Massage Parlours

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   Jane Gattinger addressed Council and answered a number of questions.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CR19-112, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee respecting the same subject.

DE19-203              Shayna Stock - BYLAW NO. 2019-64 Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment – Body Rub Parlours

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   Shayna Stock addressed Council and answered a number of questions.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CR19-112, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee respecting the same subject.

DE19-204              Jeremy Sayer - Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association - Zoning Bylaw Regulations for Massage Parlours

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Jeremy Sayer, representing Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association, addressed Council and answered a number of questions.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CR19-112, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee respecting the same subject.

DE19-211              Bruce Ellergodt, Freedom Catalyst Alliance:  Zoning Bylaw Regulations for Massage Parlours

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   Bruce Ellergodt, representing Freedom Catalyst Alliance, addressed Council.  There were no questions of the delegation.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CR19-112, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee respecting the same subject.

CR19-112              Priorities and Planning Committee:  Zoning Bylaw Regulations for Massage Parlours

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE PRIORITIES AND PLANNING COMMITTEE - NOVEMBER 20, 2019

 

1.      That allowing massage parlours as a permitted use exclusively in industrial zones IL and IH, be approved and that Administration report back within one year on any impacts of this change.

 

2.      That an amendment to The Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019 (No. 2019-19) and The Licensing Bylaw regarding residential businesses, including therapeutic massage, be approved which restores the requirement from Zoning Bylaw No. 9250 that a residential business must be operated by the resident of the home.

 

3.      That the City Solicitor be directed to prepare the necessary bylaw to authorize the respective amendments.


Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani:
 

1.              That allowing massage parlours as a discretionary use exclusively in industrial zones IL and IH, be approved and that Administration report back within one year on any impacts of this change.
 

2.              That an amendment to The Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019 (No. 2019-19) and The Licensing Bylaw regarding residential businesses, including therapeutic massage, be approved, which restores the requirement from Zoning Bylaw No. 9250 that a residential business must be operated by the resident of the home and that the term "Service Trade Adult" be amended to read as "Body Rub Establishment".
 

3,              That the City Solicitor be directed to prepare the necessary bylaw to authorize the respective amendments.
 

Councillor Joel Murray moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the City Solicitor be directed to prepare a bylaw to amend The Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019 (No. 2019-19) relating to the regulation of massage parlours, to add the Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA) to the list of professional bodies from which therepeutic massage therapists may maintain credentials and that this bylaw be brought forward to a future meeting for approval, to allow sufficient time for the required public notice.
 

Councillor Joel Murray moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that "discretionary use" be changed to "permitted use" in point #1.
 

Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this be referred to Administration to bring additional information to City Council on the following:
 

1.      That the City Solicitor be directed to amend this bylaw to add a separation distance of 365.76 metres from body rub establishments to the following uses:  "dwelling", "institution, religious", "assembly, recreation", "assembly, community", "institution, education", "institution, daycare", "open space, active", or another lot containing a "body rub establishment"; and

 

2.      That this bylaw be brought forward to a future meeting for approval, to allow sufficient time for the required public notice.
 

Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that allowing body rub parlours as a discretionary use in MAC zones, be approved and that Administration report to City Council within one year on any impacts of this change.
 

Mayor Michael Fougere stepped down to enter debate.
Councillor Jerry Flegel assumed the Chair.
Mayor Michael Fougere returned to the Chair prior to the vote.
 

(Councillor Hawkins requested a recorded vote.)
 

Councillor Andrew Stevens              YES
Councillor Joel Murray                            YES

Councillor Jason Mancinelli              YES
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              NO
Councillor Bob Hawkins                            NO
Councillor John Findura                            NO
Councillor Lori Bresciani              NO
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            NO
Councillor Sharron Bryce              NO
Councillor Barbara Young              NO
Mayor Michael Fougere                            NO
 

The motion was put and declared LOST.
 

The main motion, as amended, was put and declared CARRIED.
 

2019-62              THE LICENSING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2019

2019-64              THE REGINA ZONING 2019 AMENDMENT BYLAW (No.2)

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw 2019-62 The Licensing Amendment Bylaw, 2019 and Bylaw 2019-64 The Regina Zoning 2019 Amendment Bylaw (No. 2) be tabled to the
January 29, 2020 City Council meeting.

 

DE19-205              Chris Hauck - The Sign Guys - Zoning Bylaw Sign Chapter

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

 

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   Chris Hauck, representing The Sign Guys, addressed Council.  There were no questions of the delegation.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CM19-16 respecting the same subject.

 

(Councillor Murray temporarily left the meeting.)

DE19-206              Darrell Strugari - The Sign Guys - Zoning Bylaw Sign Chapter

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   Darrell Strugari, representing the Regina Portable Signs Association, addressed Council and answered a number of questions.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CM19-16 respecting the same subject.
 

 

RECESS


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 33 (2.1) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, Mayor Fougere called for a 15 minute recess.

Council recessed at 7:46 p.m.

 

 

Council reconvened at 8:07 p.m., in the absence of Councillor Mancinelli.

 

 

DE19-207              O'Neil Zuck - Portable Sign Regulations under Bylaw 9250, Proposed Bylaw No. 2019-61, and Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 2019-19


Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   O'Neill Zuck addressed Council. 

 

(Councillor Mancinelli returned to the meeting.)

 

There were no questions of the delegation.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CM19-16 respecting the same subject.


DE19-208              Todd Howe - Postcard Portables Regina - Zoning Bylaw Sign Chapter

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   Todd Howe, representing Postcard Portables Regina, addressed Council.  There were no questions of the delegation.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CM19-16 respecting the same subject.

DE19-209              Douglas Hudgin - Classic Portable Sign Rentals - Zoning Bylaw Sign Chapter

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   Douglas Hudgin, representing Classic Portable Sign Rentals, addressed Council and answered a number of questions. 

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CM19-16 respecting the same subject.

CM19-16              The Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019 (No. 2019-19) Amendments Report

Recommendation

1.              That the proposed amendments to Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019 (No. 2019-19) as specified in Appendix A be approved.

 

2.              The Sign Bylaw (No. 2019-20) be repealed.

 

3.              That the City Solicitor be directed to prepare the necessary bylaws to authorize the amendments.


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Mike O'Donnell that the recommendations contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Administration bring a report to City Council  in Q1 2020 that would outline implications respecting:
 

1.      The elimination or reduction of the 30 mere distance regulation for portable billboards;

 

2.      The distance regulation from a billboard be eliminated;

 

3.      The placement of a second portable sign on a lot be reduced from 90 metres to 70 metres;

 

4.      A moratorium on new billboards; and

 

5.      Information on the contract with Pattison Outdoor Signs and the number of benches that exist in the city.
 

The main motion, as amended, was put and declared CARRIED.
 

2019-61              THE REGINA ZONING 2019 AMENDMENT BYLAW

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2019-61 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaw was read a first time.

No letters of objection were received pursuant to the advertising with respect to Bylaw No. 2019-61.

The Clerk called for anyone present who wished to address City Council respecting Bylaws No. 2019-61 to indicate their desire.

No one indicated a desire to address Council.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2019-61 be introduced and read a second time.  Bylaw was read a second time.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaws No. 2019-61 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2019-61 be read a third time.
Bylaws were read a third and final time.
 

DELEGATION, RELATED REPORT AND BYLAW

DE19-210              John Hopkins - Regina Trades and Skills Centre - Community Non-Profit Tax Exemption Policy – Organizations not Recommended

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.   John Hopkins and Brian Shankowsky, representing the Regina Trades and Skills Centre, addressed Council and answered a number of questions.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of CR19-113, a report from the Finance and Administration Committee respecting the same subject.

CR19-113              Finance and Administration Committee:  Community Non-Profit Tax Exemption Policy - Organizations not Recommended

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE - DECEMBER 2, 2019

 

1.      That the property tax exemption requests for the following organizations be denied:

 

-          Wascana Rhythmic Gymnastics Club

-          Girl Guides of Canada

-          Highland Curling Club

-          Sask. Stock Growers Association

-          Redeemed Christian church of God, Love Assembly

-          Regina Trades and Skills Centre (parking lot) located at 1269 Albert Street

-          Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS)

 

2.      That the portion of the property located at 1275 Albert Street that includes the building occupied by the Regina Trades and Skills Centre Inc. be exempted from property taxes for 2020 subject to the Government of Saskatchewan approving the exemption or partial exemption of the education portion of the property tax levies where required.

 

3.      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.

 

4.      That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the necessary bylaw to amend Bylaw 2019-63, being The Community Non-Profit Tax Exemption Bylaw, 2019 to authorize the property tax exemption for 2020 for the property described in item # 2.


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


2019-69              THE COMMUNITY NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPTION AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2019

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Mike O'Donnell, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2019-69 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaw was read a first time.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2019-69 be introduced and read a second time.  Bylaw was read a second time.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaw No. 2019-69 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2019-69 be read a third time.
Bylaw was read a third and final time.
 

PUBLIC NOTICE, RELATED REPORTS AND BYLAWS

CR19-114              Executive Committee:  2020 – Schedule of City Council Meetings

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

- DECEMBER 4, 2019

 

1.      That option 2 - meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. and continue until conclusion or adjournment, as outlined in this report be approved.

 

2.      That the City Solicitor be instructed to bring forward amendments to Bylaw No. 9004, The Procedure Bylaw, to:

a.       amend the days and times of regularly scheduled Council meetings to the last Wednesday of the month commencing at 1:30 p.m. Change the meeting start time to 1:30 p.m.;

b.      amend the days and times for submitting delegations, presentations and submissions to Council meetings to the Thursday afternoon of the week preceding the Council or Committee meeting;

c.       change the public release of meeting agendas for Council and committees from Wednesday afternoon to the Friday afternoon of the week preceding the Council or committee meeting;

d.      remove the mandatory requirement for delegations to submit a brief and instead just require a letter to be submitted to the Clerk that includes the contact information for the delegation, the date of the meeting in which the delegation wishes to appear as well as the subject or topic to be discussed including the specific report it relates to;

e.       amend the provisions dealing with breaks and adjournments to take account of the new start times for Council meetings so that there is a mandatory 15 minute break at 3:30 p.m. and a mandatory 30 minute break at 6:00 p.m. if the meeting has not concluded unless otherwise approved by Council;

f.        amend the process for establishing regularly scheduled committee meetings; and

g.      add the Deputy City Clerk as a position that can call a special meeting where the Clerk is absent or unavailable (this is being added because of some recent amendments to The Cities Act that have been proposed that require that a city’s procedure bylaw include this provision).


Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, that the recommendations of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, AND IT WAS RESOLVED that clause 2(d) be removed.

The main motion, as amended, was put and declared CARRIED.
 

 

Councillor Bob Hawkins moved,  seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, that the meeting adjourn at 9:58 p.m.

The motion was put and declared LOST.

 

CR19-115              Finance and Administration Committee:  2020 Alley Maintenance Program and Special Tax Levy Funding Options

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE - DECEMBER 2, 2019

 

1.      That the following 2020 Alley Maintenance Special Tax levies, proposed revenues and estimated costs be approved:

 

Paved Alleys:

              Levy                                          $3.98 per assessable foot

              Proposed Revenue              $3,543,215

              Estimated Cost              $3,543,215

 

Gravel Alleys:

              Levy                                          $2.80 per assessable foot

              Proposed Revenue              $1,725,500

              Estimated Cost              $1,725,500;

 

2.      That the City Solicitor be directed to prepare the 2020 Alley Maintenance Special Tax Bylaw to include the paved and gravel alleys levies, proposed revenues and estimated costs.

 

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

 

2019-46              THE 2020 ALLEY MAINTENANCE SPECIAL TAX BYLAW, 2019

2019-71              THE PROCEDURE AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2019 (No.2)

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that clause 1(d) be removed from Bylaw 2019-71 and that Bylaws No. 2019-46 and 2019-71, as amended, be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaws were read a first time.
 

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2019-46 and 2019-71 be introduced and read a second time. 
Bylaws were read a second time.
 

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaws No. 2019-46 and 2019-71 going to third and final reading at this meeting.
 

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
 

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Mike O'Donnell, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2019-46 and 2019-71 be read a third time.
Bylaws were read a third and final time.
 

COMMITTEE REPORT

PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTIRE COMMITTEE

CR19-119              Residential Road Renewal Program 2019 Annual Report

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE – DECEMBER 12, 2019

 

That City Council endorse the continuation of additional surface treatments on roads in poor condition as part of the Residential Road Renewal Program.

 


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

INFORMATIONAL REPORT

IR19-10              Executive Committee:  Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation - 2019 Semi-Annual Report

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

- DECEMBER 4, 2019

 

That this report be received and filed.


Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this report be received and filed.
 

MOTION

MN19-24              Councillor Bob Hawkins:  Priorities and Planning Committee


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this Motion be tabled to the June 2020 meeting of City Council.
 

ADJOURNMENT


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

The meeting adjourned at 10:09 p.m.


Pursuant to Section 11(3) and (4) of The Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, the following agenda items which were not dealt with at this meeting, are deemed to be tabled to the next regular meeting of Council, or until a special meeting is called for the purpose of dealing with the unfinished items.
 

CR19-116              Finance and Administration Committee:  19-HBRB-03 2326 College Ave (Kerr/Bronfman Residence)

CR19-117              Finance and Administration Committee:  19-HBRB-02 1431 Victoria Avenue (Louis Residence)

CR19-118              Finance and Administration Committee:  2019 Property Tax Exemption Request - Boundary Alteration

2019-67              THE CONSERVATION OF HERITAGE PROPERTIES TAX EXEMPTION FOR  THE KERR/BRONFMAN RESIDENCE LOCATED AT 2326 COLLEGE AVENUE BYLAW, 2019

2019-68              THE CONSERVATION OF HERITAGE PROPERTIES TAX EXEMPTION FOR  THE LOUIS RESIDENCE LOCATED AT 1431 VICTORIA AVENUE BYLAW, 2019

2019-70              THE PROPERTIES EXEMPT FROM TAXATION AS A RESULT OF THE 2013 MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY ALTERATION AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2019 (No. 2)

EN19-7              Councillor Lori Bresciani:  Whistleblowing Policy
 

EN19-6              Response to Enquiry - EN19-6 Future of the Municipal Justice Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chairperson                                                                                    Secretary