AT REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, Wednesday, May 27, 2020

 

AT A MEETING OF City Council

 

AT 1:30 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 (Videoconference)

Councillor Sharron Bryce (Videoconference)

Councillor John Findura (Videoconference)

Councillor Jerry Flegel (Videoconference)

Councillor Bob Hawkins (Videoconference)

Councillor Jason Mancinelli (Videoconference)

Councillor Joel Murray (Videoconference)

Councillor Mike O'Donnell (Videoconference)

Councillor Andrew Stevens (Videoconference)

Councillor Barbara Young (Videoconference)

 

Also in Attendance:

City Clerk, Jim Nicol

Deputy City Clerk, Amber Ackerman

City Manager, Chris Holden

City Solicitor, Byron Werry (Videoconference)

Executive Director, Citizen Experience, Innovation & Performance,
Louise Folk (Videoconference)

Executive Director, Citizen Services, Kim Onrait

Executive Director, City Planning & Community Development,
Diana Hawryluk

Executive Director, Financial Strategy & Sustainability, Barry Lacey

Director, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, Laurie Shalley (Videoconference)

Director, Planning & Development Services, Fred Searle (Videoconference)

Director, Water, Waste & Environment, Kurtis Doney (Videoconference)

Manager, Waste Diversion, Janet Aird (Videoconference)

Senior City Planner, Jeremy Fenton (Videoconference)

 

 

 

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

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA


Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the agenda for this meeting be approved, as submitted, after adding MN20-8, a Notice of Motion from Councillor Jerry Flegel regarding


Petition to Allow Organized Sporting Activities, and that the delegations be heard in the order they are called forward by Mayor Fougere.
 

(Councillor Young arrived at the meeting.)


Councillor Jerry Flegel              Yes             
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes             
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes             
Councillor John Findura              Yes             
Councillor Joel Murray              Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O’Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes             
 

MINUTES APPROVAL


Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the minutes for the meeting held on April 29, 2020 be adopted, as circulated.
 

Pursuant to Section 14(5) of The Procedure Bylaw, the requirement for the Mayor to leave the Chair for the purpose of taking part in the debate was waived as ten of the eleven members of City Council were attending the meeting via teleconference, including the Deputy Mayor.

 

DELEGATIONS, ADVERTISED AND PUBLIC NOTICE BYLAWS AND RELATED REPORTS

DE20-37              Cathy Lawrence and Doug Rogers, Terra Developments:  The Towns Lane Access Overlay

(Councillor Lori Bresciani declared a conflict of interest on items DE20-37 and CR20-30, citing a family member with a financial interest in a property, abstained from discussion and voting, and temporarily left the meeting.)
 

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Doug Rogers and Cathy Lawrence, representing Terra Developments Inc., 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 CR20-30, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

 

CR20-30              Regina Planning Commission:  PL202000030 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - The Towns - Lane Access Overlay

 

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

Not approve the Zoning Bylaw Amendment for a proposed Lane Access Overlay located at SW1/4 Sec 14, Twp 17, Rge 19, W2, Lots 1 - 18, Block 29, in The Towns Subdivision on the condition that Regina Zoning Bylaw No.
2019-19 amendment respecting LA - Lane Access Overlay Zone regulations is passed at the May 27, 2020 City Council meeting.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, that the recommendation of Regina Planning Commission be concurred in.
             
Councillor Barbara Young              No
Councillor Bob Hawkins              No
Councillor Andrew Stevens              No
Councillor John Findura              No
Councillor Joel Murray              No
Councillor Sharron Bryce              No
Councillor Mike O’Donnell              No
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              No
Councillor Barbara Young              No
Councillor Jerry Flegel              No
Mayor Michael Fougere              No
 

The motion was put and declared LOST.

Councillor Barbara Young, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that City Council approve the Zoning Bylaw Amendment for a proposed Lane Access Overlay located at SW1/4 Sec 14, Twp 17, Rge 19, W2, Lots 1 - 18, Block 29, in The Towns Subdivision on the condition that Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 2019-19 amendment respecting LA - Lane Access Overlay Zone regulations is passed at the May 27, 2020 City Council meeting.

 

(Councillor Bresciani returned to the meeting.)

DE20-38              Shayna Stock, Heritage Community Association:  RPS Headquarters 
Re-zoning and Street Closure Proposal

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Shayna Stock, representing the Heritage Community 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 CR20-31, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

 

CR20-31              Regina Planning Commission:  Application for Street Closure and Zoning Bylaw Amendment PL202000009 and PL202000010 - 1700 11th Avenue and 1734 Osler Street and Osler Street between 11th Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve the application to close the portion of Osler Street from 11th Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive as shown in Appendix A-1.

 

2.      Approve the application to:

 

a.      Rezone the property legally described as Lots 21 to 23, Block 288, Plan 288, Plan Old  33 and Lot A, Block 288, Plan 101891695 from DCD-D-Downtown Direct Control District to I – Institutional zone.

 

b.      Amend the Regina Zoning Bylaw 2019-19, Part 6A, Regulation 6A.2 (1) by repealing the existing wording and substituting the following:

“The Downtown Direct Control District is hereby established and may be applied to the area comprising all those lands within the boundaries of “Downtown Regina” as defined in Part B.4 of The Official Community Plan.”

 

3.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bylaws to authorize the street closure and zoning amendments.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Regina Planning Commission contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              No
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharon Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes             
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

DE20-39              Beth and Muir Barber, Pinnacle Developments Inc.:  Removal of Holding Overlay 4400 4th Avenue

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Beth Barber and Muir Barber, representing Pinnacle Developments Inc., 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 CR20-32, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

CR20-32              Regina Planning Commission:  Zoning Bylaw Amendment - PL202000016 Removal of Holding Overlay 4400 4th Avenue and rezoning from RN- Residential Neighbourhood Zone to MLM – Mixed Large Market Zone

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve the application to:

 

a.      rezone the property located at 4400 4th Avenue, as shown in Appendix A-1, by removing the H – Holding Overlay Zone from the MLM – Mixed Large Market Zone for the property.

 

b.      rezone Lots 7 and 9, Block 28, Plan 59R20949 from RN- Residential Neighbourhood Zone to MLM – Mixed Large Market Zone.

 

2.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bylaw.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that City Council:
 

1.              Approve the application to:
 

a.              rezone the property located at 4400 4th Avenue, as shown in Appendix A-1, by removing the H - Holding Overlay Zone from the MLM - Mixed Large Market Zone for the property.
 

b.              rezone Lot 7; Block 28, Plan 59R20949 and Lot 9, Block 28, Plan 101889344 from RN- Residential Neighbourhood Zone to MLM - Mixed Large Market Zone.
 

2.              Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bylaw.
 

Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray              Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O’Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

DE20-40              Leasa Gibbons, Regina’s Warehouse District:  Parking as Interim Use for The Yards

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Leasa Gibbons, representing Regina's Warehouse District, 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 CR20-33, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

CR20-33              Regina Planning Commission:  Zoning Bylaw 2019-19 Housekeeping Amendments Report

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Amend Appendix A to include that in industrial areas, any use that is deemed to be accessory to the principle use, with a residential nature, would be deemed a discretionary use application and would go through the discretionary use process. 

 

2.      Approve the amendments to The Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019 (No. 2019-19) as specified in Appendix A and B, as amended.

 

3.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaws to amend The Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, that the recommendation of Regina Planning Commission contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that recommendation #1 respecting accessory residential uses in industrial zones be withdrawn and Administration be directed to bring a report to the June 24, 2020 meeting of City Council outlining options to address residential land uses in industrial areas within the Zoning Bylaw.

Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes

(Councillor Stevens requested that Amendment No. 132 in Appendix A related to the Lane Access Overlay, be voted on separately.)

The Clerk called the vote on all housekeeping amendments set out in Appendix A and Appendix B, except Amendment No. 132 in Appendix A.


Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharon Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

The Clerk called the vote on Amendment No. 132 in Appendix A related to the Lane Access Overlay.

Councillor Andrew Stevens              No
Councillor Lori Bresciani              No
Councillor John Findura              No
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharron Murray              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins               Yes

Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

DE20-41              Doug Hudgin, Regina Portable Sign Association:  The Sign Bylaw

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Doug Hudgin, representing Regina Portable Sign Association, 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 Bylaw 2020-13, The Regina Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 2020 (No.3).
 

2020-13              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (NO. 3)

2020-29              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 6)

2020-30              BYLAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE CLOSURE OF A PORTION OF OSLER STREET BETWEEN 11TH AVENUE AND SASKATCHEWAN DRIVE

2020-31              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 7)

2020-32              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 8)

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Mike O'Donnell, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-13, 2020-29, 2020-30, 2020-31 and 2020-32 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaws were read a first time.
 

The Clerk indicated that in light of meeting restrictions, interested parties were notified of the bylaw amendments.  Delegations who expressed an interest have addressed City Council.  No one further expressed a desire to address City Council.

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-13, 2020-29, 2020-30, 2020-31 and 2020-32 be introduced and read a second time.
Bylaws were read a second time.

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaws No. 2020-13, 2020-29, 2020-30, 2020-31 and 2020-32 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-13, 2020-29, 2020-30, 2020-31 and 2020-32 be read a third time.
Bylaws were read a third and final time.

2020-33              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 9)

Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw 2020-33 The Regina Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 2020 (No. 9) be withdrawn.


 

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 3:30 p.m.
.
 

Council reconvened at 3:45 p.m.

 

DELEGATIONS AND RELATED REPORTS, COMMUNICATION AND MOTION

DE20-42              Monique Goffinet Miller, Provincial Capital Commission:  Response to MN19-4 Provincial Capital Commission Transparency

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Monique Goffinet Miller, representing the Provincial Capital Commission, 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 CMC20-3 Provincial Capital Commission Transparency.

CMC20-3              MN19-4 Provincial Capital Commission Transparency

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this Communication.


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Mike O'Donnell, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this communication be received and filed.

DE20-43              Laird Williamson, CUPE 21, CUPE 7 and ATU 588:  Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plan

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Laird Williamson, representing CUPE 21, CUPE 7 and ATU 588, 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 CR20-34, a report from Executive Committee, respecting the same subject.

CR20-34              Executive Committee:  Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plan

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve not pursuing a Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plan for City employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

2.      Remove item CM20-8(2) from the List of Outstanding Items for City Council.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray               Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes
 

DE20-44              Bill Neher, Neher and Associates:  Discretionary Use Application 1832 E. Victoria Avenue

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Bill Neher, representing Neher and Associates, 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 CR20-35, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

CR20-35              Regina Planning Commissioner:  Discretionary Use Application (PL202000028) - Proposed Agriculture, Animal Support - 1832 E. Victoria Avenue

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.              Approve the discretionary use application for a proposed Agriculture, Animal Support located at 1832 E. Victoria Avenue, being Plan 90R27607 Block BB, in Glen Elm Park Subdivision.

 

2.              Direct the Development Officer to issue a development permit subject to the following conditions:

 

a.              The development shall be generally consistent with the plans attached to this report as Appendix A-3.1 to A-3.2 inclusive, prepared by Arc One Associates.

 

b.              The development shall comply with all applicable standards and regulations in the Regina Zoning Bylaw 2019-19.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Regina Planning Commission contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes
 

DE20-45              Joanne Havelock:  Discretionary Use Application – 13th Avenue & Retallick Street

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Joanne Havelock 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 CR20-36, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

DE20-46              Ron Holowatuk, Hardrock Properties Cathedral Corporation:  Discretionary Use Application – 13th Avenue & Retallack Street

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Ron Holowatuk, representing Hardrock Properties Cathedral Corporation, 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 CR20-36, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

DE20-47              Phil Busby, Sobey’s Capital Incorporated:  Discretionary Use Application – 13th Avenue & Retallack Street

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Phil Busby, representing Sobey's Capital Incorporated, 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 CR20-36, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

CM20-12              Supplemental Report - 13th Avenue Liquor Store

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this report be received and filed.

CR20-36              Regina Planning Commission:  Discretionary Use Application PL201900067 - 2824 & 2830 13th Avenue and 2067, 2071 & 2075 Retallack Street

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve the discretionary use application for a proposed Retail Trade, Shop located at 2824 and 2830 13th Avenue and 2067, 2071 and 2075 Retallack Street in the Cathedral Neighbourhood.

 

2.      Direct the Development Officer to issue a development permit subject to the following conditions:

 

a.      The development shall be generally consistent with the plans attached to this report as Appendix A-3.1 to A-3.4 inclusive, prepared by AMR design works Ltd. and dated December 4, 2019.

 

b.      The development shall be conditional on consolidation of the subject lots.

 

c.      The developer shall enter into a Development Levy Agreement.

 

d.      The development shall comply with all applicable standards and regulations in Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019-19.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Regina Planning Commission contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              No
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharon Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

DE20-48              Shanon Zachidniak, EnviroCollective

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Shannon Zachidniak, representing EnviroCollective, 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 MN20-3 a Motion by Councillor Bob Hawkins, respecting the Checkout Bag Bylaw.

MN20-3              Councillor Bob Hawkins:  Checkout Bag Bylaw

Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that:

 

1.      The City Solicitor be directed to prepare a bylaw that includes the following regulations:
 

a.              prohibiting retail businesses and food service businesses from providing, distributing, selling or using plastic checkout bags;
 

b.              contain exemptions as appropriate and in line with the exemptions contained in similar bylaws adopted by other jurisdictions;
 

c.              enforcement of this bylaw:
 

i.              come into effect one year from its adoption to enable retailers and the public to make the necessary preparations; and
 

ii.              not take place during COVID-19 or any other related health emergency; and

 

2.              The Administration undertake a public education campaign to inform retailers and residents of the reasons for, and content of, the said bylaw.
 

Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Sharon Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes
 

MAYOR'S REPORT

MR20-3              Regional Economic Development Committee (REDC) - Participation

Recommendation

That City Council authorize its participation in the restructured Regional Economic Development Committee (REDC), comprised of the Moose Jaw - Regina Corridor members, the former White Butte Regional Planning Committee (WBRPC) members and surrounding First Nation communities.


Mayor Michael Fougere moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED,  that the recommendation contained in the report be concurred in.

Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray               Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes

Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
 

Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED that mandatory adjournment pursuant to the provisions of Section 12(1.1) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004 be waived and the meeting continue.
 

CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS AND RELATED BYLAW

CM20-13              COVID-19 Update

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report. 


Councillor Mike O'Donnell moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED,  hat the recommendation contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel               Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

CM20-14              Appointments to the Elected Officials Compensation Review Commission

(Councillor Bob Hawkins declared a conflict of interest, citing a potential nominee and Chair would be a colleague at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, abstained from discussion and voting, and temporarily left the meeting.)
 

 

Recommendation

That City Council approve the membership of the Elected Officials Compensation Review Commission as follows:

 

·         Keith Comstock, representing the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (chair);

·         Kent Peterson, representing the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour; and

·         John Hopkins, representing the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce.

 

Councillor Mike O'Donnell moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation contained in the report be concurred in.
 

Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor John Findura              No
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              No
 

2020-35              THE ELECTED OFFICIAL COMPENSATION REVIEW COMMISSION BYLAW, 2020

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-35 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaw was read a first time.
 

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-35 be introduced and read a second time. 
Bylaw was read a second time.

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaw No. 2020-35 going to third and final reading at this meeting.
 

The motion was put and the vote was not unanimous.
 

Bylaw 2020-35 is deemed to be tabled to the June 24, 2020 meeting of City Council.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CR20-37              Extension of Appointment of the Integrity Commissioner

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Delegate the authority to the City Solicitor to negotiate and approve the necessary amendments to the current agreement to extend the appointment of the Integrity Commissioner, Mr. Randall Langgard, for a further period of up to four years;

 

2.      Authorize the City Clerk to execute any necessary amendments to the agreement with the Integrity Commissioner in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharon Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes             
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

 

(Councillor Hawkins returned to the meeting.)

CM20-15              Supplemental Report - Canada Day

Recommendation

That City Council receives and files this report.


Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this report be received and filed.

CR20-38              2020 Special Events Major Grants - Canada Day Celebration

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

Approve the following community investment grant totalling $25,000:

1.      Fund up to $25,000 in eligible expenses, beyond those covered by Canadian Heritage funds, to deliver a virtual Canada Day Celebration.

2.      Funding for this grant will be provided from the General Operating Budget allocated for Other Executive Committee Grants.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor Barbara Young              No
Councillor Bob Hawkins              No
Councillor Andrew Stevens              No
Councillor Lori Bresciani              No
Councillor John Findura              No
Councillor Joel Murray                            No
Councillor Sharon Bryce              No
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              No             
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              No
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            No
Mayor Michael Fougere              No

 

The motion was put and declared LOST.

CR20-39              Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR) - Annual Submittals 2019

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.     Authorize the Executive Director, Financial Strategy & Sustainability, as the City’s proxy, to exercise the City of Regina’s voting rights at the upcoming Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR) annual general meeting as follows:

 

a.      Approve the audited financial statements for the 2019 operating year (Appendix A);

 

b.      Approve the 2019 Annual Report (Appendix B);

 

c.      Approve the 2020 Business Plan (Appendix C);

 

d.      Approve the 2020 Operating Budget (Appendix D); and

 

e.      Appoint MNP LLP as the auditor of EDR for the 2020 financial statement year, pursuant to section 149 of The Non-profit Corporations Act, 1995 (Saskatchewan).

 


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

CR20-40              The Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) 2019 Annual Report

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Authorize the Executive Director, Financial Strategy & Sustainability, as the City’s proxy, to exercise the City of Regina’s voting rights at the upcoming Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) Annual General meeting (AGM) as follows:

 

a)     Approve the Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for the 2019 operating year (Appendix A)

 

b)     Approve the 2020 operating and capital budgets (Appendix B)

 

c)      Approve the revisions to the long-term strategic plan as presented in the 15-Year Strategic Plan 2.0. (Appendix C)

 

d)     Appoint MNP LLP as auditor for REAL for the 2020 financial statement year, pursuant to section 149 of The Non-profit Corporations Act, 1995 (Saskatchewan).


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

CR20-41              Regina Downtown Business Improvement District - 2020 Budget

Recommendation

That City Council approve this report.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

CR20-42              Regina's Warehouse Business Improvement District - 2020 Budget

Recommendation

That City Council approve this report.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

CR20-43              Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR) Appointment of Directors

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

Authorize the Executive Director, Financial Strategy & Sustainability, as the City’s proxy, to exercise the City’s voting rights at the upcoming Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR) membership meeting to elect the following individuals to the Board of Directors for a two and three-year term as follows:

 

·         Gina Grandy (April 2022)

·         Rachel Mielke (April 2022)

·         Eleah Gallagher (April 2022)

·         Jason Drummond (April 2023)

·         Mark Lang (April 2023)

·         Eric Dillon (April 2023)

·         Tina Svedahl (April 2023)

 

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

CR20-44              Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) Appointment of Directors

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

Authorize the Executive Director, Financial Strategy & Sustainability, as the City’s proxy, to exercise the City’s voting rights at the upcoming Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) membership meeting to elect the following individuals to the Board of Directors for a three-year term, ending April 2023:

 

·         Kyle Addison – (new candidate)

·         Ken Budzak – (re-appointment)

·         Jim Hopson – (new candidate)

·         Patricia Thomson – (new candidate)

 

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.
 

PRIORITIES AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

CR20-45              Recreation Facility/Amenity Partnership Framework

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

Adopt the Recreation Facility/Amenity Partnership Framework included in Appendix A.


 

Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Priorities and Planning Committee contained in the report be concurred in.
 

PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTIRE COMMITTEE

CR20-46              Water Meter and AMR Replacement Project- Issue Request for Award Consulting Services Contract

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.   Delegate the authority to the Executive Director of Financial Strategy and Sustainability, or designate, to negotiate, award, and enter into a contract (including any later amendments to the contract) with the highest-ranked proponent from the Water Meter and AMR Replacement-AMI Consultant Negotiated Request for Proposal (NRFP)

 

2. Direct the City Clerk to execute a contract with the highest-ranked proponent upon review and approval of the City Solicitor.


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

 

Councillor John Findura              Yes

Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes

Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes

Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes

Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes

Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes

Councillor Barbara Young              Yes

Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes

Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes

Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes

Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes
 

REGINA PLANNING COMMISSION

CR20-47              Closure of Utility Parcel

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

Approve the application for the Closure of Utility Strip U1 Plan 84R54458 as shown in Appendix A-1, and in accordance with section 172.1 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007:

 

a.      declare that the municipal utility strip is no longer required as municipal utility parcel; and

 

b.      direct Administration to cause the utility strip designation to be removed from the title of the parcel.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Mike O'Donnell, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of Regina Planning Commission contained in the report be concurred in.

 

Councillor Barbara Young               Yes

Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes

Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes

Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes

Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes

Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes

Councillor John Findura              Yes

Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes

Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes

Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes

Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes
 

NOTICE OF MOTION

MN20-4              Councillor Bob Hawkins:  Roll Call Recorded Voting

Councillor Bob Hawkins gave written notice that at the June 24, 2020 meeting of City Council he intends to make the following recommendation:
 

1.              That the City Solicitor be directed to prepare the necessary amendments to The Procedure Bylaw, No. 9004, to require that all council votes be conducted by roll call recorded vote of members of council; and
 

2.              That such roll call recorded voting be done electronically where possible.

MN20-5              Councillor Barbara Young:  Residential Roads

Councillor Barbara Young gave written notice that at the June 24, 2020 meeting of City Council he intends to make the following recommendation:
 

That the Administration report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee and to City Council:
 

a.      On the condition of the residential roads by Ward that are rated from poor to excellent;

 

b.     The role of the Water, Waste and Environment department in coordinating water infrastructure projects with roadway projects;
 

c.      The costs of each type of treatment applied to residential roads, including the underground water and sewer infrastructure rebuild or rehabilitation;
 

d.      The projection of the number of years it will take to remove roads from the poor category; and
 

e.      A communication plan to inform citizens of the status of the residential roadwork and an update on the plans to decrease the number of roads in the poor categories in Regina.


MN20-6              Councillor Andrew Stevens and Councillor John Findura:  Water Affordability

Councillor Andrew Stevens and Councillor John Findura gave written notice that at the June 24, 2020 meeting of City Council they intend to make the following recommendation:
 

That Administration prepare a report for Public Works and Infrastructure for Q1 of 2021 that:
 

1.              Outlines options to help offset the cost of water and sewer for low income residents by way of means-tested grants, billing options, and fee waivers;
 

2.              Establishes a political advocacy strategy aimed at the federal and provincial governments with the aim of alleviating the financial burden for low-income residents with regards to water and sewer billing and costs.

MN20-7              Councillor Jerry Flegel:  Fencing Setback Regulations

Councillor Jerry Flegel gave written notice that at the June 24, 2020 meeting of City Council he intends to make the following recommendation:
 

That City Council:

 

1.      Direct the Administration to prepare a report for the next Public Works and Infrastructure Committee that outlines any potential implications to amend ‘Schedule H2’ of The Traffic Bylaw, Bylaw No. 9900 as follows:

 

a.      set the minimum setback measurement for fences and other obstructions, “From Curb Only - No Sidewalk” from 2.0 metres to 0.6 metres; and

 

b.              that if approved, the City Solicitor prepare the necessary amending bylaw, for this to take effect immediately; and
 

2.              Authorize the suspension of all current pending non-compliance violations or orders to comply until the above noted report and potential amending bylaw has been considered by City Council.

MN20-8              Councillor Jerry Flegel:  Petition to Allow Organized Sporting Activities

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray that:
 

1.      Regina City Council petition the provincial government to allow citizens to participate in organized sporting activities that meet the social distancing guidelines immediately; including but not limited to

 

a.              tennis, pickle ball, lawn bowling, cricket, figure skating, some track and field activities, modified versions of baseball and slow pitch and any other organized sporting activities deemed to meet the guidelines; and

 

b.     additional measures be developed to ensure the safety of the participates during organized sporting activities, such as the use of masks, no spectators, etc.

 

Councillor Jerry Flegel               Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              No
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              No
Councillor Sharron Bryce              No
Councillor Joel Murray                            No
Councillor John Findura              No
Councillor Lori Bresciani              No
Councillor Andrew Stevens              No
Councillor Bob Hawkins              No
Councillor Barbara Young              No
Mayor Michael Fougere              No
 

The motion was put and declared LOST.

BYLAWS AND RELATED REPORTS

CR20-48              Finance and Administration Committee:  Property Tax Exemption Request - 5000 & 5800 Armour Road

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.   Exempt the properties identified as 5000 & 5800 Armour Road from property taxes in accordance with the percentages outlined in Option 1 of Appendix C of this report.

 

2.   Direct the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the necessary bylaw to provide for the additional tax exemptions described in Recommendation 1.


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

Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor Findura                            Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

CR20-49              Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:  Amendments to the Regina Traffic Bylaw, 1997, No.9900

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve the following amendments to The Regina Traffic Bylaw, 1997, No. 9900 (Traffic Bylaw) as detailed in Appendix A.

 

2.      Direct the City Solicitor to amend the Traffic Bylaw to reflect the changes proposed in Appendix A.


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

Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes
 

2020-34              THE PROPERTIES EXEMPT FROM TAXATION AS A RESULT OF THE 2013 MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY ALTERATION AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

2020-36              THE REGINA TRAFFIC AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Mike O'Donnell, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-34 and 2020-36 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaws were read a first time.
 

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-34 and 2020-36 be introduced and read a second time. 

Bylaws were read a second time.

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaws No. 2020-34 and 2020-36 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-34 and 2020-36 be read a third time.
Bylaws were read a third and final time.
 

RESPONSE TO ENQUIRIES

EN20-1              Response to Enquiry - Renewable Regina

The Administration is providing the following information in response to Enquiry (EN20-1), Renewable Regina, filed at the City Council meeting on April 29, 2020.

Further to The Procedure Bylaw, Bylaw No 9004, I would like to request that the following enquiry to Regina City Administration be tabled at the April 29, 2020 meeting of Regina City Council and that the answers appear on the May 27, 2020 City Council meeting agenda:
 

1.              In relation to item MN18-11 committing the City to becoming 100% renewable by 2050 and in addition to information provided by the Administration in item PPC19-4, will Administration be crafting a framework that covers the municipality as a whole? If so, what is the timeline?

In report PPC19-4, the scope for the Energy and Sustainability Framework was established as the City of Regina as an organization. This means that efforts are focused on the City’s fleet and transportation, facility heating and cooling, and electricity. It also recommended that the return date for MN18-11, MN18-1 and MN18-4 be adjusted to Q3 2020 for delivery of a framework.
 

2.              If Administration has abandoned its commitment to focusing on the municipality as a whole in relation to the intent of the motion passed on item MN18-11, is an additional Council motion required to again advance this objective?

PPC19-4 was approved at Priorities and Planning Committee and forwarded to the July 29, 2019 meeting of City Council as item CR19-71, where it was unanimously approved by City Council. Administration has been working in accordance to the scope and workplan approved. An adjustment to this approach would be at the direction of City Council.


EN20-2              Response to Enquiry – EN20-2 Procurement Policies

Recommendation

{Do not enter anything in Recommendation for Response to Enquiry}

Administration is providing the following information in response to enquiry (EN20-2) filed at the City Council meeting on April 29, 2020.

 

1.              In light of the economic hardship caused by COVID-19 on the provincial economy, does the City of Regina have the authority to give preference to Regina or Saskatchewan based companies to procure goods and services? If so, how do we exercise that authority in the RFP and procurement process?
 

The Regina Administration Bylaw, No. 2003-69 (the “Bylaw”) defines the City of Regina’s authority and requirements for the purchase of goods, equipment and services. The Bylaw reflects and is in compliance with the legal requirements placed on municipalities as a result of Federal and Provincial legislation and trade agreements. Municipalities are legally bound to follow the legislation and trade agreements.

Purchases under $75,000 are not governed by the trade agreements. Therefore, in the Bylaw the City established processes for non-standard procurements, which do not involve a public procurement process including using an invitational competitive process for purchases less than $75,000. The City uses these processes when applicable.

Purchases over $75,000 are governed by the trade agreements. The trade agreements require municipalities to publicly acquire goods, equipment and services through a public procurement process unless the nature of the purchase falls within one of the exceptions to public procurement. 

As an example, the Canada Free Trade Agreement states that “A procuring entity shall not impose or consider, in the evacuation of tenders or the award of contracts, local content or other economic benefits criteria that are designed to favour (a) the goods or services of a particular Province or region, including those goods and services included in construction contracts; or (b) the suppliers of a particular Province or region of such goods or services”. The Canada Free Trade Agreement also states that “according a reference for local goods, services, or suppliers” is inconsistent with the trade agreement.

Procurements for emergency situations are an exception to the trade agreement’s public procurement requirement. As a result, the City’s Bylaw contains the emergency exception from the trade treaties for when “unforeseeable events have resulted in a situation where extreme urgency exists and the goods and services could not be obtained in time through an Open Competition”. This emergency procurement exception allowed the City to buy pandemic supplies to support the safety of our employees and non-profit organizations in a timely manner.
 

2.      What percentage of contracts procured by the City are with Saskatchewan-based companies?
 

The City procured approximately $285 million in goods and services in 2019. Approximately 92% or $262 million of those goods and services were purchased from companies in Saskatchewan.

 

3.      What would be the implications of privileging local companies in the procurement process?
 

The City would not be in compliance with applicable legislation, trade agreements, and the City’s Bylaw and policies. 

Implications include potential trade challenges and financial penalties pursuant to the various trade agreements. As well, non-compliance with legislation, agreements, and City bylaws and policies could result in legal action taken against the City.
 

ADJOURNMENT


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

The meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chairperson                                                                                    Secretary