AT REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, Monday, December 9, 2019

 

AT A MEETING OF City Council

 

AT 5:30 PM

 

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

 

Present:

Mayor Michael Fougere

Councillor Lori Bresciani

Councillor Sharron Bryce

Councillor John Findura

Councillor Jerry Flegel

Councillor Bob Hawkins

Councillor Jason Mancinelli

Councillor Joel Murray

Councillor Mike O'Donnell

Councillor Andrew Stevens

Councillor Barbara Young

 

 

Regrets:

 

 

Also in Attendance:

City Clerk, Jim Nicol

Deputy City Clerk, Amber Ackerman

City Manager, Chris Holden

City Solicitor, Byron Werry

Executive Director, Citizen Services, Kim Onrait

Executive Director, Louise Folk

Exec. Director,Financial Strategy & Sustainability, Barry Lacey

Executive Director,City Planning & Community Dev., Diana Hawryluk

Director, Citizen Experience, Jill Sveinson

Chief of Police, Evan Bray

Manager, Paratransit & Accessibility, Lynette Griffin

Director, Transit & Fleet, Brad Bells

Current Manager, Operational Services, Nathan Luhning

Director, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, Laurie Shalley

Director, Sustainable Infrastructure, Karen Gasmo

Manager, Waste Diversion, Janet Aird

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA

Agenda Approval-Seconder


Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the agenda for this meeting be approved, as submitted, after withdrawing DE19-197, a brief from Mikaela De Leon, DE19-198 a brief from Keisha Nova Nginhena and DE19-199, a brief from Josh Campbell,  all regarding Regent Park Golf Course, and that DE19-179, a brief from Kate Smart regarding Wascana Pool be received and filed, and that the delegations be heard in the order they are called forward by Mayor Fougere.

DELEGATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, MOTION, TABLED REPORT, RELATED REPORT AND BYLAW

DE19-161              Joanne Havelock, Friends of the Regina Public Library:  Regina Public Library Budget

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Joanne Havelock, representing Friends of the Regina Public Library 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-162              Shayna Stock, Central Zone Board - Community Associations

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Shayna Stock, Heritage Community Association; Jen Moffatt, Al Ritchie Community Association; Brad Olson, Cathedral Area Community Association; and Murray Giesbrecht, North Central Community Association, all representing the Central Zone Board, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-163              Angele Poirier, Bike Regina:  Biking Infrastructure

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Angele Poirier, representing Bike Regina, addressed Council and answered a number of questions.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(11)(c) of City Council's Procedure Bylaw No. 9004, this brief was tabled until after consideration of report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-165              Jim Elliott: Regina Police Service 2020 Budget and 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Jim Elliott 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-166              Florence Stratton:  Regina Police Service 2020 Budget and 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Florence Stratton 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-167              Casey Peart:  Regina Police Service 2020 Budget and 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Casey Peart 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-172              Dylan Morin:  Transit

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Dylan Morin 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-168              Brett Dolter - Renewable Energy

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Brett Dolter 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-169              Evelyn Gay:  Transit

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Evelyn Gay 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-170              Terri Sleeva, Regina Citizen’s Public Transit Coalition:  Transit

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Terri Sleeva, representing Regina Citizens' Public 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-171              Chad Jedlic, Westerra Development Corp. :  Westerra Transit

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Chad Jedlic, representing Westerra Development Corp., 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-173              Rob Humphries:  2020 General and Utility Operating Budget

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Rob Humphries 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-164              Carl Cherland:  Regina Police Service 2020 Budget and 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget


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

DE19-174              John Hopkins, Regina & District Chamber of Commerce:  2020 General and Utility Operating Budget

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 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-175              Rob Nelson, Regina Multisport Club:  Wascana Pool

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Rob Nelson, representing Regina Multisport Club, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

RECESS

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

Council recessed at 7:43 p.m.

Council reconvened at 8: p.m.

DE19-177              Lesley Farley:  Wascana Pool

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Lesley Farley 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-178              Karen Rose:  Wascana Pool

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard. Karen Rose 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-179              Kate Smart:  Wascana Pool

DE19-176              Kathy Rodger:  Wascana Pool

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Kathy Rodgers 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-180              Cyrus Campeau:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Melissa Campeau, representing Cyrus Campeau, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-181              Jacquie Braun:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Bobbi Stadnyk, representing Jacquie Braun, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-182              Tanice Lunn:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard. Tannice Lunn 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-183              Melissa Campeau:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Melissa Campeau 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-184              Austin Stadnyk:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Austin Stadnyk 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-185              Stephan Repka:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Bobbi Stadnyk, representing Stephan Repka, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-186              Norm Weigers:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Norm Weigers 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-187              Darlene Tumak:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Darlene Tumak 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-188              Bernice Tees:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Bernice Tees 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-189              Lauren Gamble:  Regent Park Golf Course


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

DE19-190              Sean Baker:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Joshua Stevenson, representing Sean Baker, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-191              Ashlyn Kydd:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Tannice Nelson, representing Ashlyn Kydd, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-192              Areej Fatima:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Austin Stadnyk, representing Areej Fatima, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-193              Andrea Perron:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Melissa Campeau, representing Andrea Perron, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-194              Hala Ibrahim:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Marlene Tumak, representing Hala Ibrahim, 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-195              Carolyn Pelletier:  Regent Park Golf Course


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

DE19-196              Bobbi Stadnyk:  Regent Park Golf Course

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Bobbi Stadnyk 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 report CM19-15, 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan.

DE19-197              Mikaela De Leon:  Regent Park Golf Course

DE19-198              Keisha Nova Nginhena:  Regent Park Golf Course

DE19-199              Josh Campbell:  Regent Park Golf Course

CP19-179              Tim Otitoju, Association of Regina Realtors:  2020 General and Utility Operating Budget

CP19-180              Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Canadian Federation of Independent Business:  2020 General and Utility Operating Budget


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that  CP19-179, a communication from Tim Otitoju, Association of Regina Realtors regarding the 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and CP19-180, a communication from Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, regarding the 2020 General and Utility Operating Budget, be received and filed.

RECESS

Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel , AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Council recess until Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Council recessed at 9:22 p.m.

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

Council reconvened at 5:31 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, that City Council:

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

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

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


Councillor Joel Murray moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the issues raised in this Motion be referred to the Board of Police Commissioners for a review that includes spending determined by the Regina Police Strategic Plan and Operational Review and comments and concerns raised by Regina City Councillors, for consideration during the 2021 Regina Police Service budget process.

CR19-100              Regina Police Service 2020 Operating and Capital Budget (This report will be tabled to the budget meeting scheduled for  December 9, 2019.)

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
OCTOBER 15, 2019

 

1.      That the 2020 Regina Police Service Operating and Capital Budget, which includes estimated gross operating expenditures of $96,028,900 and revenues of $10,399,600, resulting in a Net Operating Budget of $85,629,300, be approved.

 

2.      That the 2020 Capital Budget of $3,998,700 with capital funding to be determined by Regina City Council, be approved.

 

3.      That this report be tabled to the December 9, 2019 City Council budget meeting, for approval. 

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

Mayor Michael Fougere moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, that the recommendations of the Board of Police Commissioners contained in the report be concurred in.

Mayor Michael Fougere returned to the Chair.

RECESS

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

Council recessed at 7:43 p.m.

Council reconvened at 8:01 p.m.

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

(Councillor Flegel requested a recorded vote.)

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

CM19-15              2020 General and Utility Operating Budget and 2020 - 2024 General and Utility Capital Plan

Recommendation

1.              That the 2020 tax-supported General Operating Budget as outlined in Appendix A be approved, including the following details:

a)      Gross expenditures of $472,203,000 and a net property tax levy of $261,413,000;

b)     2020 mill rate of 8.37161 representing a 3.25% increase for all programs and services;

c)      Funding request for the Provincial Capital Commission, Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR) and Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL); and

d)     Regina Police Services (RPS) gross expenditures totalling $96,029,000 and revenues totalling $10,400,000.

 

2.              That the 2020-2024 General Capital Budget with total gross expenditures of $110,384,000 in 2020, as summarized in the City of Regina 2020 Budget, attached as Appendix A beginning on page 77, be approved.

 

3.              That the General Capital Budget as outlined on page 91 of Appendix A for multi-year projects that require future year commitments with gross expenditures of $14,957,000 underway in 2020, be approved as follows:

a)      2021 - $42,527,000; and

b)     2022 - $4,973,000;

 

4.              That the following changes to parking permits be approved:

a)      That the following individuals be moved from the $1,040 per year City Parking Permit Fee category to the no charge City Parking Permit Fee category: Elected Government Official; the General Manager of Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation; and the President and Vice-Presidents of Regina Exhibition Association Limited;

b)     That the following individuals people or groups be moved from the Privilege Parking Fee category of $5,200 per year to the no charge Privilege Parking Fee category: Saskatchewan School Trustees Association; Members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan with constituency boundaries in the City of Regina or who are cabinet ministers;

c)      That the following people be included in the no charge Privilege Parking Fee category: the Board members of Economic Development Regina Inc. and the Chairs of the Boards of Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation and Regina Exhibition Association Limited.

d)     That the City Manager on an exceptional basis be provided the discretionary authority to give out time limited privilege parking permits at no charge to the following:

a.       Individuals working for non profit organizations that are meeting with City officials at City Hall on a frequent basis;

b.      Individuals who are assisting City officials with a City initiative, City program, City policy or City conference that are meeting with City officials at City Hall on a frequent basis to a maximum of one permit per individual.

 

5.              That the City Solicitor be instructed to amend Bylaw 9900, being The Regina Traffic Bylaw, 1997 to reflect the parking permit changes outlined in recommendation 4.

 

6.              That the funding request for the Provincial Capital Commission, Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR), and Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL), as outlined in Appendix F, be approved with funding provided by the funds described in Recommendation 1 of this report.

 

7.              That the Regina Public Library Board approved budget and mill rate request of 0.74971 representing a 2.3% increase for the Regina Public Library be approved.

 

8.              That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare and bring forward any property tax bylaws needed to implement the above approved mill rates for the City and the Regina Public Library in the spring of 2020 once the City receives the education mill rate from the Government of Saskatchewan and approves of the mill rates for the Business Improvement Districts.

 

9.              That the 2020 fee-supported Utility Operating Budget as outlined in Appendix A beginning on page 93, with total revenues of $142,344,000 and total gross expenditures of $142,344,000 be approved.

 

10.              That the 2020-2024 Utility Capital Plan with total gross expenditures of $70,037,000 in 2020, as summarized in the City of Regina 2020 Utility Budget, beginning on page 101 of Appendix A, be approved.

 

11.              That the Utility Capital Budget as outlined on page 107 of Appendix A for multi-year projects that require future year commitments with gross expenditures of $10,310,000 underway in 2020, be approved as follows:

a)      2021 - $10,310,000.

 

12.              That the City Solicitor be authorized to prepare any other necessary bylaw amendments not mentioned above to implement the above recommendations and the approved budgets.

 

13.              That the following items be removed from the List of Outstanding Items:

 

a)      CM18-15(3)

b)     CM18-15(5)

c)      CM18-15(6)

d)     CR19-20

e)      CR19-62

f)       CR19-76

g)     CR19-86

h)     CR19-92

i)       CR19-7

j)       CPS19-6

k)     CPS19-9

l)       CPS19-10

m)   CM17-2

n)     PWI18-19


Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens:

That the 2020 tax-supported General Operating Budget as outlined in Appendix A be approved, including the following details:
a)              Gross expenditures of $472,203,000 and a net property tax levy of $261,413,000;
b)              2020 mill rate of 8.37161 representing a 3.25% increase for all programs and services;
c)              Funding request for the Provincial Capital Commission, Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR) and Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL); and
d)              Regina Board of Police Commissioners recommendation of gross expenditures totalling $96,029,000 and revenues totalling $10,400,000, be allocated to the Regina Police Service (RPS) budget.

2.              That the 2020-2024 General Capital Budget with total gross expenditures of $110,384,000 in 2020, as summarized in the City of Regina 2020 Budget, attached as Appendix A beginning on page 77, be approved.

3.              That the General Capital Budget as outlined on page 91 of Appendix A for multi-year projects that require future year commitments with gross expenditures of $14,957,000 underway in 2020, be approved as follows:
a)              2021 - $42,527,000; and
b)              2022 - $4,973,000;

4.              That the following changes to parking permits be approved:
a)              That the following individuals be moved from the $1,040 per year City Parking Permit Fee category to the no charge City Parking Permit Fee category: Elected Government Official; the General Manager of Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation; and the President and Vice-Presidents of Regina Exhibition Association Limited;
b)              That the following individuals people or groups be moved from the Privilege Parking Fee category of $5,200 per year to the no charge Privilege Parking Fee category: Saskatchewan School Trustees Association; Members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan with constituency boundaries in the City of Regina or who are cabinet ministers;
c)              That the following people be included in the no charge Privilege Parking Fee category: the Board members of Economic Development Regina Inc. and the Chairs of the Boards of Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation and Regina Exhibition Association Limited.
d)              That the City Manager on an exceptional basis be provided the discretionary authority to give out time limited privilege parking permits at no charge to the following:
a.              Individuals working for non profit organizations that are meeting with City officials at City Hall on a frequent basis;
b.              Individuals who are assisting City officials with a City initiative, City program, City policy or City conference that are meeting with City officials at City Hall on a frequent basis to a maximum of one permit per individual.

5.              That the City Solicitor be instructed to amend Bylaw 9900, being The Regina Traffic Bylaw, 1997 to reflect the parking permit changes outlined in recommendation 4.

6.              That the funding request for the Provincial Capital Commission, Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR), and Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL), as outlined in Appendix F, be approved with funding provided by the funds described in Recommendation 1 of this report.

7.              That the Regina Public Library Board approved budget and mill rate request of 0.74971 representing a 2.3% increase for the Regina Public Library be approved.

8.              That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare and bring forward any property tax bylaws needed to implement the above approved mill rates for the City and the Regina Public Library in the spring of 2020 once the City receives the education mill rate from the Government of Saskatchewan and approves of the mill rates for the Business Improvement Districts.

9.              That the 2020 fee-supported Utility Operating Budget as outlined in Appendix A beginning on page 93, with total revenues of $142,344,000 and total gross expenditures of $142,344,000 be approved.

10.              That the 2020-2024 Utility Capital Plan with total gross expenditures of $70,037,000 in 2020, as summarized in the City of Regina 2020 Utility Budget, beginning on page 101 of Appendix A, be approved.

11.              That the Utility Capital Budget as outlined on page 107 of Appendix A for multi-year projects that require future year commitments with gross expenditures of $10,310,000 underway in 2020, be approved as follows:
a)              2021 - $10,310,000.

12.              That the City Solicitor be authorized to prepare any other necessary bylaw amendments not mentioned above to implement the above recommendations and the approved budgets.

13.              That the following items be removed from the List of Outstanding Items:

a)              CM18-15(3)
b)              CM18-15(5)
c)              CM18-15(6)
d)              CR19-20
e)              CR19-62
f)              CR19-76
g)              CR19-86
h)              CR19-92
I)              CR19-7
j)              CPS19-6
k)              CPS19-9
l)              CPS19-10
m)              CM17-2
n)              PWI18-19

Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, that:
1.  An additional $50,000 be allocated to the operating budget for paratransit service to reduce both the customer wait list and unaccommodated trips.
2. Mayor Fougere write to the Provincial Minister responsible for this program, requesting that they contribute to this additional cost.
Mayor Michael Fougere stepped down to enter debate.
Councillor Jerry Flegel assumed the Chair.
Mayor Michael Fougere returned to the Chair prior to the vote.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.
Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, that an additional $209,000 be allocated to the operating budget for the Route 60 Arcola Express route to provide bus service between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The motion was put and declared LOST.
Councillor Mike O'Donnell moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, that transit service be extended to the Westerra neighbourhood to resolve safety issues, with a net cost of $98,000.
Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, in amendment to the amendment, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that the issue of transit service being extended to the Westerra neighbourhood be referred to Administration for a report to the Community and Protective Services Committee in Q2 of 2020.
The motion was put and declared LOST.
The amending motion regarding transit service extended to the Westerra neighbourhood was put and declared CARRIED. 
Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, that Administration pilot a three year Regina airport transit service,  budgeted at $144,000 in 2020.

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that Administration improve Route 18 by introducing Sunday service, at a cost of $75,300 in 2020.
The motion was put and declared LOST.
Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the meeting reconvene Friday, December 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
RECESS

Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Council recess.

Council recessed at 10:02 p.m.

Council reconvenend on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, that the funding of $1.3 million for Regent Park Par 3 Golf Course be rescinded from the 2020 General Capital Plan Budget and brought forward for reconsideration at a later date.
Mayor Michael Fougere stepped down to enter debate.
Councillor Jerry Flegel assumed the Chair.
Mayor Michael Fougere returned to the Chair prior to the vote.

Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, in amendment to the amending motion, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that the matter of redevelopment of the Regent Park Par 3 Golf Course be referred to Administration to prepare a report to City Council that includes consultation with the Indigenous community, housing organizations and a funding model.
The motion was put and declared LOST.
Councillor Flegel's amending motion was put and declared LOST.
Councillor Mike O'Donnell moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins:
1.  That the Administration analyze the amount of downloading from the Province of Saskatchewan beginning in 2010 to the present, to inform City Council of the financial impact on its ability to deliver service and report City Council in the summer of 2020;
2.  That once City Council considers the report, that the report be shared with SUMA; and
3.  That once complete, the results of the report be shared with the Minister of Government Relations.
The motion was put and declared CARRIED.
Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, AND IT WAS RESOLVED:
1.  That the development of an off-leash dog park at Harding Park be funded in the 2020 Capital Budget from the following revenue sources:
a. $66,000 from Service Agreement Fees;
b.  $144,000 from the Recreation Infrastructure Program; and
c.  $10,000 from reallocation of capital funding from unfenced dog parks to fenced dog park infrastructure;
2.  That Administration bring forward a report about increasing the dog licensing fee and a comparison of what other Canadian municipalities do in relation to:
I.  Dog licensing fee rates; and
ii.  Revenue allocation (dog park maintenance, etc.).
3.  That CR19-99 be removed for the City Council List of Outstanding Items.
Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor John Findura that the Parks, Recreation and Culture Fund be reduced by $750,000 to bring the mill rate down to 2.95%.
The motion was put and declared LOST.
Mayor Michael Fougere stepped down to enter debate.
Councillor Jerry Flegel assumed the Chair.
Mayor Michael Fougere returned to the Chair after the vote.

Mayor Michael Fougere moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, that $1 million from the $6.5 million surplus be utilized to reduce the mill rate to 2.85%.
(Councillor Bryce requested a recorded vote.)
Mayor Michael Fougere                             Yes
Councillor Barbara Young                            No
Councillor Sharron Bryce                            Yes
Councillor Lori Bresciani                            No
Councillor John Findura                            Yes
Councillor Bob Hawkins                            No
Councillor Mike O'Donnell                            No
Couuncillor Jason Mancinelli              No
Councillor Joel Murray                            Yes
Councillor Andrew Stevens                            No             
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            No
The motion was put and declared LOST.
That the 2020-2024 General Capital Budget, as amended, be approved.
The motion was put and declared CARRIED.
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 3:37 p.m.

Council reconvened at 3:50 p.m.

Councillor John Findura moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Mancinelli, that Administration consider lowering the base rate as part of the 2021 budget considerations.

Councillor John Findura withdrew his motion.

Councillor Mancinelli moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Murray, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that $213,500 in one-time expenditure items identified by Administration be funded from the General Fund Reserve, and that $578,500 from the $1 million Grey Cup funding commitment be funded from the General Fund Reserve.

2019-66              THE REGINA TRAFFIC AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2019 (No.4)

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2019-66 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaw was read a first time.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded Barbara Young, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2019-66 be introduced and read a second time.  Bylaw was read a second time.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaw No. 2019-66 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2019-66 be read a third time.
Bylaw was read a third and final time.

ADJOURNMENT

Adjourn-Seconder


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

The meeting adjourned at 4:21 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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