AT REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, Wednesday, July 29, 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

Councillor Jerry Flegel

Councillor Bob Hawkins (Videoconference)

Councillor Jason Mancinelli (Videoconference)

Councillor Joel Murray (Videoconference)

Councillor Andrew Stevens (Videoconference)

Councillor Barbara Young (Videoconference)

 

Regrets:

Councillor Mike O'Donnell

 

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

Executive Director, Citizen Services, Kim Onrait

Executive Director, City Planning & Community Development,
Diana Hawryluk

Executive Director, Financial Strategy & Sustainability, Barry Lacey

Director, Assessment, Tax & Utility Billing, Deborah Bryden

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

Director, Parks & Open Space, Ray Morgan (Videoconference)

Director, Transit & Fleet, Brad Bells (Videoconference)

Manager, City Projects, Jeff May (Videoconference)

Senior City Planner, Michael Cotcher (Videoconference)

Senior City Planner, Jeremy Fenton (Videoconference)

 

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA

 

Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the agenda for this meeting be approved, as submitted, after adding:

 

-        A brief from Tim Reid, Regina Exhibition Association Limited, regarding CR20-66 - 1700 Elphinstone Street - Discretionary Use, as item DE20-69, to be considered immediately before DE20-60.
 

-        A communication from Lori Uhersky, Wiid Boutique Inc., regarding CR20-67 - Cannabis Retailers - Zoning Amendments, as item CP20-25, to be considered immediately before CR20-67.
 

and that the delegations be heard in the order they are called forward by Mayor Fougere.

Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, that notice for Notice of Motion MN20-11 Enforcement Plan - Noxious Weed Control be waived to allow the Motion to be considered at this meeting.

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Mayor Michael Fougere moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray , that notice for Notice of Motion MN20-18 Renaming of the City Square Plaza on 12th Avenue - Pat Fiacco Plaza be waived to allow the Motion to be considered at this meeting.

Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes
Councillor Barbara Young              Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins              Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens              No

The motion was put and the vote was not unanimous.

MN20-18 Renaming of the City Square Plaza on 12th Avenue - Pat Fiacco Plaza will be considered at the August 26, 2020 meeting of City Council.

 

MINUTES APPROVAL
 

Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the minutes for the regular and special meetings held on June 24 and June 30, 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 seven 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

DE20-59              Christopher Strain:  PL201900075 - Discretionary Use - 1700 Elphinstone Street

The delegation was not present.

 

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this communication be received and filed.

DE20-69              Tim Reid, Regina Exhibition Association Limited:  1700 Elphinstone Street – Discretionary Use

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.
 

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Tim Reid, representing Regina Exhibition Association Limited, 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 CR20-66, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

DE20-60              Ryan Babey, Colliers International, Wesley Gentle, McDonald’s and Kyle Mazzone, McDonald’s:  Discretionary Use Application (PL201900075) – 1700 Elphinstone Street

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.
 

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Ryan Babey, representing Colliers International, Wesley Gentle, representing McDonald's, and Kyle Mazzone, representing McDonald's, 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 CR20-66, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

CR20-66              Regina Planning Commission:  1700 Elphinstone Street - Discretionary Use - PL201900075

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.              Approve the discretionary use application for Restaurant, Food and Beverage located at 1700 Elphinstone Street, being Block FF, Plan No. 84R29489 Ext 1, in Evraz Place.

 

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-3.3 inclusive, prepared by IBI Group and dated September 12, 2019 (A-3.1) and Reprise Architecture (A-3.2; A-3.3).

 

b.            The Applicant shall enter into a Development Levy Agreement.

 

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

 

3.              Approve amendments to the Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 2019-19, in relation to signage, such that signs within Evraz Place shall comply with the sign regulations applicable to the MLM – Mixed Large Market Zone.

 

4.              Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw to authorize the respective Zoning Bylaw amendment.


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

Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, that Administration work with Regina Exhibition Association Limited to ensure that OCP goals specific to healthy food options, food availability and locally-owned enterprises be included in future development considerations on Regina Exhibition Association Limited land.

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

The motion was put and declared LOST.

Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, in amendment, that the signage application be referred to Administration to be revised to conform with the existing bylaw for signage.
 

The amending motion did not receive a seconder and therefore was not considered by City Council.
 

(Councillor Young requested that #3 related to signage be voted on separately.)

The Clerk called the vote on #1, #2 and #4.

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 Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.
 

Councillor Jerry Flegel, moved in amendment, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, that The Regina Zoning Bylaw, Bylaw No. 2019-19 be amended in relation to signage, such that signs on the subject development site only, shall comply with the sign regulations applicable to the MLM - Mixed Large Market Zone.

The Clerk called the vote on the amending motion.

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

The Clerk called the vote on the main motion.

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 Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

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

DE20-61              Jill Anderson, Tweed:  Cannabis Retailers - Zoning Amendments

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Jill Anderson, representing Tweed, 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 CR20-67, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

CP20-25              Lori Uhersky, Wiid Boutique Inc.:  Cannabis Retailers – Zoning Amendments

Councillor Joel Murray moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this communication be received and filed.

CR20-67              Regina Planning Commission:  Cannabis Retailers - Zoning Amendments

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

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

 

2.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw to authorize the respective Zoning Bylaw amendment.

 

3.      That the cannabis report that is due in 2021 include an economic impact of legalization of cannabis.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, 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, that the City Solicitor prepare bylaw amendments for the August 26, 2020 City Council meeting that put a moratorium on accepting any new Retail Trade, Cannabis applications until such time as City Council considers the implications of the cannabis report due in Q1 of 2021.

The Clerk called the vote on the amending motion.

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

The Clerk called the vote on the main motion.

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 Sharron Bryce              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere              Yes

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

2020-46              REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 14)

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw 2020-46 Regina Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 2020
(No. 14) be withdrawn.

2020-28              THE PUBLIC NOTICE POLICY BYLAW, 2020

2020-45              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 13)

2020-47              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 15)

2020-48              DESIGN REGINA: THE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 4)

2020-50              THE PROCEDURE AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 2)

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-28, 2020-45, 2020-47, 2020-48 and 2020-50 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 John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-28, 2020-45, 2020-47, 2020-48 and 2020-50 be introduced and read a second time.
Bylaws were read a second time.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaws No. 2020-28, 2020-45, 2020-47, 2048 and
2020-50 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-28, 2020-45, 2020-47, 2020-48 and 2020-50 be read a third time.
Bylaws were read a third and final time.
 

 

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 3:40 p.m.

Council reconvened at 3:56 p.m. in the absence of Councillor Flegel.

 

DELEGATIONS, RELATED REPORTS AND BYLAW

DE20-62              John Hopkins, Regina & District Chamber of Commerce:  COVID-19 Response - Property Tax Relief

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  John Hopkins, representing Regina & District Chamber of Commerce, 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 CR20-68, a report from Executive Committee , respecting the same subject.

(Councillor Flegel returned to the meeting.)

CM20-20              COVID-19 Response - Supplemental Report

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.


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

CR20-68              Executive Committee:  COVID-19 Response - Property Tax Relief

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve up to $2 million to fund a business relief program as outlined in Option 3 of this report, with the funds coming from the General Fund Reserve (GFR).

 

2.                  That the said program be administered by the City of Regina:

 

a)     in administering the program, the City seek advice and input from representative business organizations and other interested parties; and

 

b)     the City of Regina put together a final adjudication committee in adjudicating applications made up of individuals with knowledge of the business sector but who have no conflict of interest in allocating funds.

 

3.                  Delegate authority to the Executive Director, Financial Strategy and Sustainability to approve the finalized ERGP, and enter into any agreements, develop any processes or application forms and establish any evaluation committees required to administer the program to applicants.

 

4.                  That Administration report back to Council with results and impacts of the grant program.


Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

DE20-63              John Lee, Economic Development Regina; Tracy Fahlman, Regina Hotel Association; Tim Reid, Regina Exhibition Association Limited:  Enhancing Regina’s Ability to Attract Events, Conventions and Tradeshows

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  John Lee, representing Economic Development Regina, Tracy Fahlman, representing the Regina Hotel Association and Tim Reid, representing Regina Exhibition Association Limited, 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 CR20-69, a report from the Priorities and Planning Committee, respecting the same subject.

CR20-69              Planning and Priorities Committee:  Events Conventions and Tradeshows

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve the Events Conventions and Tradeshows policy outlined in Appendix A and its Event Evaluation framework also outlined in Appendix A.

 

2.      Delegate authority to the City Manager or designate to approve changes to the Events Conventions and Tradeshows policy as may be required from time to time.

 

3.      Delegate authority to the City Manager to approve contributions to major events and to negotiate and approve contribution agreements to host major events in accordance with the Events Conventions and Tradeshows Policy and within the budget approved by Council.

 

4.      Approve in principle an annual investment of $325,000 to support the attraction of Events Conventions and Tradeshows to Regina. Final approval of the investment referred to above to be confirmed once it has been considered within the context of City Council’s 2021 General Operating Budget deliberations, the date of which has yet to be determined.

 

5.      Make the changes to the terms of reference for the Community Investment Grants Reserve as outlined in Appendix C.

 

6.      Instruct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw amendments to delegate authority to the City Manager as described in recommendation 3 and amend the Community Investment Grants Reserve as described in recommendation 5; and

 

7.      Include Option 1 - Partial Delegation of Authority and amend the wording in paragraph two to read, “An alternative would be to delegate authority to the City Manager or designate up to a threshold of up to $50,000 per event investment opportunity.”


Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that the recommendation of the Priorities and Planning Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

DE20-64              Terri Sleeva:  Transit Master Plan

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Terri Sleeva 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 CR20-70, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee, respecting the same subject.

DE20-65              Florence Stratton:  Transit Master Plan

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Florence Stratton 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 CR20-70, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee, respecting the same subject.

DE20-66              MacKenzie Kotylak:  Transit Master Plan

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  MacKenzie Kotylak, representing the Regina Citizens' Transit Coalition, 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 CR20-70, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee, respecting the same subject.

DE20-67              Dan Innes:  Transit Master Plan

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Dan Innes 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 CR20-70, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee, respecting the same subject.

DE20-68              Patricia Nichol, ATU588:  Transit Master Plan

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Patricia Nichol, representing ATU588, 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 CR20-70, a report from Priorities and Planning Committee, respecting the same subject.

CR20-70              Priorities and Planning Committee:  Transit Master Plan

Recommendation

The Priorities and Planning Committee recommends that City Council:

 

1.      Approve funding of $440,000 for the development of a Transit Master Plan as follows:

a)     $100,000 from the approved 2020 Operating Budget; and

b)     $340,000 from the 2021 Operating Budget; and

 

2.      Direct Administration to ensure that a “sustainability, accessibility and age friendly lens” be applied to the review and consideration of the goals of the Transit Master Plan.


Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that the recommendation of the Priorities and Planning Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

2020-53              THE REGINA ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 2)

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-53 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaw was read a first time.

Councillor  John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-53 be introduced and read a second time. 
Bylaw was read a second time.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaw No. 2020-53 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that Bylaw 2020-53 be read a third time.
Bylaw was read a third and final time.

CITY MANAGER REPORT AND BYLAW

CM20-21              Checkout Bag Ban Bylaw

Recommendation

The Administration recommends that City Council:

 

1.      Approve the Checkout Bag Ban Bylaw (the “Bylaw”), to ban plastic checkout bags in the manner outlined in the Discussion Section of this report and specifically that the Bylaw shall not come into effect until August 1, 2021

 

2.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare a bylaw consistent with the requirements as outlined in Discussion Section of this report


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, that the recommendation contained in the report be concurred in.

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

2020-49              THE PLASTIC CHECKOUT BAG BAN BYLAW, 2020

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-49 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaw was read a first time.

Councillor  John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-49 be introduced and read a second time. 
Bylaw was read a second time.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaw No. 2020-49 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, that Bylaw 2020-49 be read a third time.
Bylaw was read a third and final time.


COMMITTEE REPORT

REGINA PLANNING COMMISSION

CR20-71              1378 Hamilton Street - Discretionary Use - PL202000049

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.            Approve the discretionary use application for the following proposed uses

located at 1378 Hamilton Street, being Lots 21-24, Block 181, Plan No. OLD33, in Warehouse District: Food and Beverage, Restaurant; Retail, Trade; Institution, Training; Wholesale Trade, Indoor; Food & Beverage, Lounge; Service Trade, Clinic; Service Trade, Light; Service Trade, Personal.

 

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 Alton Tangedal Architect Ltd., dated January 27, 2017.

 

b.              Future development must comply with City of Regina's Design Standards Manual and Standard for Drainage from Building Site and Parking Lot Development in order to obtain a building permit."

 

c.              Installation or removal of any concrete and/or asphalt works on City of Regina rights of way required for the development may only be undertaken pursuant to a 3-Way Surface Works Agreement to be entered into between the owner/developer and the City.

 

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


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, 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 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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

NOTICE OF MOTION

MN20-11              Councillor Bob Hawkins, Councillor Barbara Young, Councillor Andrew Stevens, Councillor Lori Bresciani, Councillor John Findura, Councillor Joel Murray:  Enforcement Plan – Noxious Weed Control

Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, that City Council:
 

1.              Direct the City Administration to prepare an aggressive weed control enforcement plan for consideration by Regina City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 26, 2020;

 

2.            That the said plan includes the necessary bylaw amendment provisions and strengthened enforcement measures and protocols including, but not limited to, summary conviction ticketing, summary conviction summonses, city-initiated clean-up charges on property tax bills and tightened timelines; and

 

3.            That the said plan make provision for a timely, robust public education campaign to inform Regina residents of their obligations under yard maintenance and weed control bylaws and the legal consequences of violation.
 

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

MN20-12              Councillor Andrew Stevens:  A Review of “Unwanted Guests

Councillor Andrew Stevens gave written notice that at the August 26, 2020 meeting of City Council he intends to make the following recommendation:
 

That Administration conduct a review of the “Initiative”, in consultation with the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District Board (RDBID), Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry, Reconciliation Regina, and other community based organizations, and provide a report to Council by Q2 of 2021 that:
 

1.              Addresses the implications of the “Initiative” for poor and vulnerable populations in Regina;
 

2.              Addresses the implications associated with collecting race-based data in the course of enforcing the “Initiative”;
 

3.              Recommends alternative mechanisms of responding to associated calls for service that are sensitive to the needs of marginalized populations that might be targeted by the “Initiative”;
 

4.              Provides Council with policy recommendations that it can then advance to the provincial government and the Regina Board of Police Commissioners.

MN20-13              Councillor Barbara Young:  Sidewalks

Councillor Barbara Young gave written notice that at the August 26, 2020 meeting of City Council she intends to make the following recommendation:
 

That Administration prepare a report for the 2021 budget discussions that will outline the resources necessary to shorten or eliminate the wait list for remediating sidewalk cracks and other forms of sidewalk repair to reach the goal of making walking a safer means of transportation in the City of Regina.

MN20-14              Councillor Jerry Flegel:  Temporary Parking Lot Policy

Councillor Jerry Flegel gave written notice that at the August 26, 2020 meeting of City Council he intends to make the following recommendation:
 

That the Administration:
 

1.              Conduct a review of surface parking lot restrictions as outlined in the Regina Downtown Neighbourhood Plan and in The Regina Zoning Bylaw, Bylaw No. 2019-19 and prepare a report on a temporary parking lot policy, that includes the following and any associated implications:
 

-              Temporary suspension of parking lot restrictions be limited to 3-5 years, upon which there would be an assessment;

-              Consult with the RDBID, Commercial Property Investors/agents, Developers and Property Owners to determine what standards and safety measures should be put in place for a temporary parking lot policy, such as light, maintenance, fencing, landscaping, drainage, surface coverage, etc;

 

-              A decommission process for the removal of a temporary parking lot;

 

-              A provision for an annual per stall contribution to the Downtown Deferred Revenue Account (DDRA); and
 

 

2.              Report back to the Regina Planning Commission by January 31, 2021.

MN20-15              Councillor Lori Bresciani:  Drainage and Lot Grading Regulation

Councillor Lori Bresciani gave written notice that at the August 26, 2020 meeting of City Council she intends to make the following recommendation:
 

That City Council direct Administration to:

 

1.              Prepare a report as outlined in MN19-10 for the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by no later than December 2, 2020; and

 

2.              Include any associated costs and implications for the implementation of such a regulation as part of the 2021 budget considerations.

MN20-16              Councillor Andrew Stevens and Councillor Bob Hawkins:  Public Disclosure of Toxic Spills and Leaks

Councillor Andrew Stevens and Councillor Bob Hawkins gave written notice that at the August 26, 2020 meeting of City Council they intend to make the following recommendation:
 

That Administration:
 

1.              Review existing fines and costs associated with polluting spills and leaks affecting land and waterways within Regina to ensure that those costs and fines are sufficient to repair all resulting damage, and to deter future incidents, with a report being brought to Council in Q2 of 2021;
 

2.              Commit to making public all spills and leaks (along with the source, costs, consequences, and remediated actions) that could compromise our treatment facility, infrastructure, or effluent quality, regardless of the level of risk to the surrounding water system;
 

3.              Develop regulations that would require the City to give public notification within 24 hours of all spills and leaks affecting land and waterways within Regina that might pose any risk to the public or to the environment;

 

4.              Commit to making public the quality of effluent released by the Waste Water Treatment Facility into the water system;
 

5.              Develop regulations that would require the City to make public all waste and water agreements that it enters into, along with the implications of those agreements for City infrastructure, the public, and water safety;

6.              Immediately request the provincial and federal ministries and regulators to do the following:

 

a.              Report all spills publicly and promptly in a searchable database that is barrier free for the public to access;
 

b.              Make transparent its process for assessing and imposing fines on industry in the case of leaks; and
 

c.              Make public the number of fines, and their amount, along with the polluter receiving the fine.

MN20-17              Councillor Lori Bresciani and Councillor Andrew Stevens:  Stunting, Racing and Excessive Vehicular Noise within City Limits

Councillor Lori Bresciani and Councillor Andrew Stevens gave written notice that at the August 26, 2020 meeting of City Council they intend to make the following recommendation:
 

That Administration consult with the Regina Police Service (RPS) and report back to the Community and Protective Services Committee by Q1 of 2021 on the following but not limited to:
 

1.              Reducing Vehicular Noise:

 

a.              Modify the current bylaws to provide police the means to enforce the law, increased fines for night-time hours (10pm - 7pm);

b.              Establish noise thresholds measured by  sound levels in decibels similar to other cities;

c.              Establish vehicle equipment standards for mufflers and tailpipes;

d.              Increase enforcement authority to Bylaw Officers to investigate similar to the cities of Edmonton and Toronto;

e.              Develop a communication strategy for education and enforcement;

f.              Engage with other municipalities respecting efforts they have taken to reduce vehicular noise; and

g.              Identify any associated implications or cost for equipment that would be required for testing;
 

2.              Reducing Stunting and speeding within city limits

 

a.              Engage with other municipalities respecting traffic calming strategies to reduce racing and stunting; and

b.              Adopt the use of temporary speed bumps or other mechanisms.

MN20-18              Mayor Michael Fougere, Councillor Barbara Young, Councillor Bob
Hawkins, Councillor Lori Bresciani, Councillor John Findura, Councillor Joel Murray, Councillor Sharron Bryce, Councillor Mike O'Donnell and Councillor Jerry Flegel:  Renaming of the City Square Plaza on 12th Avenue – Pat Fiacco Plaza

Mayor Michael Fougere, Councillor Barbara Young, Councillor Bob Hawkins, Councillor Lori Bresciani, Councillor John Findura, Councillor Joel Murray, Councillor Sharron Bryce, Councillor Mike O’Donnell and Councillor Jerry Flegel gave written notice that at the August 26, 2020 meeting of City Council they intend to make the following recommendation that:
 

1.              The City Square Plaza on 12th Avenue be renamed “Pat Fiacco Plaza”; and
 

2.              The Administration shall ensure appropriate signage is erected to commemorate the naming of this amenity.

BYLAWS AND RELATED REPORTS

CR20-72              Executive Committee:  Election Report - Covid-19 Contingency Planning

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve amendments to The Mail-In Ballot Bylaw, Bylaw No. 2012-42 as follows:

 

(a)   to allow for voters to apply for a mail-in ballot by mail, fax or other means of electronic transmission where the following conditions are met:

 

i.        the voter’s signature on the Declaration of Person Requesting Mail-in Ballot and Voter’s Registration forms is witnessed by a person that falls within the list of prescribed persons outlined in

Appendix A;

 

ii.       the voter provides proof of their identity to the witness in the form of Government issued identification that includes the voter’s photograph, name, address and signature as outlined in

Appendix A so that the witness can be satisfied that the voter’s identity has been established;

 

iii.     the voter provides copies of their Government issued identification that includes the voter’s photograph, name, address and signature as outlined in Appendix A to the deputy returning officer or other designated election official as part of their mail-in ballot application;

 

(b)   to allow anyone who is unable to attend at an established polling place to apply for a mail-in ballot and to expand the ability of election officials to attend at a voter’s residence to accept their mail-in ballot application where the voter is not able to apply in person because of an illness, a compromised immune system or has increased risk factors that could lead to illness if exposed to a communicable disease

 

(c)   to update outdated legislative references;

 

2.      Approve both The Mail-In Ballot Bylaw, Bylaw 2012-42 and The Automated Vote Counting Bylaw, Bylaw 101097, that would allow the mail-in ballots to be inserted into a voting machine the next business day after the close of the advance poll dates if 100 or more mail-in ballots are received prior to the advance poll dates;

 

3.      Approve COVID-19 contingency plans and associated costs for the 2020 Municipal/School Board Election as outlined in Appendix A;

 

4.      Approve the revised polling location numbering as outlined in Appendix C;

 

5.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw to amend The Mail-In Ballot Bylaw, Bylaw No. 2012-42 and The Automated Vote Counting Bylaw, Bylaw No. 10197; and

 

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, that the recommendation of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor John Findura              Yes
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce              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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.


2020-52              THE ELECTION AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

(Councillor Findura requested that Bylaws 2020-51 and 2020-52 be read separately.)

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-52 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaw was read a first time.

Councillor  John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-52 be introduced and read a second time. 
Bylaw was read a second time.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaw No. 2020-52 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, that Bylaw 2020-52 be read a third time.
Bylaw was read a third and final time.

2020-51              THE TAXI AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-51 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaw was read a first time.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-51 be introduced and read a second time. 

(Councillor Stevens left the meeting.)
 

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, 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.
 

Bylaw 2020-51 was read a second time.

Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaw No. 2020-51 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 


Councillor John Findura moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, that Bylaw 2020-51 be read a third time.
Bylaw was read a third and final time.

 

ADJOURNMENT


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

The meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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