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AT REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, Wednesday, February 26, 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

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

Executive Director, Louise Folk

A/Director, Roadways & Transportation, Chris Warren

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

Exec. Director,Financial Strategy & Sustainability, Barry Lacey

Manager, Licensing & Parking Services, Dawn Schikowski

Manager, Facilities Engineering, Jamie Hanson

Director, People & Organizational Culture, Marlys Tafelmeyer

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA

Agenda Approval-Seconder


Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the agenda for this meeting be approved, as submitted, after adding a brief from Regina Airport Authority, regarding CR20-15 Taxi Bylaw Review as item DE20-15, and noting there was an update of the Appendix that was attached to Bylaw 2020-14, to correct an Administrative error, and that the items and delegations be heard in the order they are called forward by Mayor Fougere.

MINUTES APPROVAL

City Council - Public - Jan 29, 2020 1:30 PM


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the minutes for the meeting held on January 29, 2020 be adopted, as circulated.

DELEGATIONS, ADVERTISED AND PUBLIC NOTICE BYLAWS AND RELATED REPORTS

DE20-8              Regina & Region Home Builders' Association:  Endeavor to Assist

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard. Stu Niebergall, representing Regina & Region Homebuilders' Association, Evan Hunchak, representing Dream Development, and Chad Jedlic, representing Forster Harvard Development Corp., 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 CR20-12, a report from the Finance and Administration Committee, respecting the same subject.

CP20-2              Long Lake Investments Inc.:  Endeavour to Assist Amendment to  Servicing Agreement and Development Levy Policy



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

CR20-12              Finance and Administration Committee:  Endeavour to Assist Amendment to Servicing Agreement and Development Levy Policy

Recommendation

The Finance and Administrative Committee recommends that City Council:

 

1.      Approve the Administration of Servicing Agreement and Development Levy Agreement Policy, which is attached as Appendix A to this report; and

 

2.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw to amend The Development Levy Bylaw No. 2011-16 to reflect the changes set out and approved by this report and, specifically the changes to Administration of Servicing Agreement and Development Levy Agreement Policy and to give requisite public notice of Council’s intention to consider such bylaw. 


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

CR20-13              Regina Planning Commission:  Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application (PL201900036) – 1550 Saskatchewan Drive

Recommendation

Regina Planning Commission recommends that City Council:

 

1.      Approve the rezoning and Official Community Plan amendment application from IL – Light Industrial to MH – Mixed High Rise on lots: 29 To 42, Block: 248, Plan: OLD33, Lots: 4 to 10, Block: 248, Plan: OLD33 and Lot: A, Block: 248, Plan:100299056 at 1525 South Railway Street, 1550 Saskatchewan Drive,1630 St John Street, 1625 Halifax Street, 1631 Halifax Street and1647 Halifax Street in the Core Area Neighbourhood.

 

2.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaws to amend The Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019 and Design Regina: The Official Community Plan Bylaw No 2013-48 to authorize the amendments as set out in this report.


Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendations of Regina Planning Commission contained in the report be concurred in.

CM20-4              Borrowing Bylaw Supplementary Report

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.


Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, AND IT WAS RESOLVED,  that the recommendation contained in the report be concurred in.

2020-8              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

2020-9              DESIGN REGINA: THE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN  AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 3)

2020-10              THE DEVELOPMENT LEVY AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

CP20-3              Sylvia Machat:  Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Body Rub Parlours


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

2020-15              The Short-Term Borrowing Bylaw, 2020

Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-8, 2020-9, 2020-10, 2020-11 and 2020-15 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaws were read a first time.

One communication was received pursuant to the advertising with respect to Bylaw No. 2020-11.

The Clerk called for anyone present who wished to address City Council respecting Bylaws No. 2020-8, 2020-9, 2020-10, 2020-11 and 2020-15 to indicate their desire.

No one indicated a desire to address Council.

     (Councillor Stevens requested that Bylaw No. 2020-11 be read separately.)

Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor Bob Hawkins, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-8, 2020-9, 2020-10 and 2020-15 be introduced and read a second time.  Bylaws were read a second time.

Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaws No. 2020-8, 2020-9, 2020-10 and 2020-15 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaws No. 2020-8, 2020-9, 2020-10 and 2020-15 be read a third time.
Bylaws were read a third and final time.

2020-11              THE REGINA ZONING 2019 AMENDMENT BYLAW (No.2)


Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel , AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-11 be introduced and read a second time.  Bylaw was read a second time.

Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor O'Donnell, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaw No. 2020-11 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and the vote was not unanimous.

Bylaw 2020-11 is deemed to be tabled to the March 25, 2020 meeting of City Council.

DELEGATION AND PUBLIC NOTICE REPORT

DE20-9              Argyle School Community Council - Kinsmen Park South

(Councillor Lori Bresciani declared a conflict of interest, citing a family member is on the Board of Trustees for the Regina Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 81, 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. Stephanie O'Connor and Marjorie Zech, representing the Argyle School Community Council 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 CR20-14, a report from Executive Committee, respecting the same subject.

(Councillor Bresciani returned to the meeting.)

CR20-14              Executive Committee:  Kinsmen Park South Parking

Recommendation

The Executive Committee recommends that City Council:

 

1.      Approve the transaction to provide title for a portion of the Kinsmen Park South (approximately 1.2 acres) to the Ministry of Education (Ministry) subject to, but not limited to:

 

a.      The City of Regina receiving title of approximately 4.73 acres of green space at the St. Pius School site which the Ministry will provide at its cost.

 

b.      Replacement of the two programmable ball diamonds located at L’Arche Park, at the Ministry’s cost.

 

c.      Upgrade of any infrastructure related to the parking lot or joint-use school being the responsibility of the Ministry.

 

2.      Authorize the Executive Director of Financial Strategy & Sustainability to conclude negotiations with the relevant parties to ensure the conditions stated in this report are met.

 

3.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary agreements to complete the transaction and be authorized to execute a transfer authorization.

 

4.      Authorize the City Clerk to execute the agreements as prepared by the City Solicitor.


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

DELEGATIONS AND RELATED REPORTS

DE20-11              Sandy Archibald, Regina Cabs:  Taxi Bylaw Review

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard. Sandy Archibald, representing Regina Cabs, 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 CR20-15, a report from Executive Committee, respecting the same subject.

DE20-10              Van de's Accessible Transit:  Taxi Review Bylaw Scheduled for Feb 26, 2020 Council Meeting

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard. Del Van De Camp, representing Van de's Accessible Transit, 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 CR20-15, a report from Executive Committee, respecting the same subject.

DE20-12              Daljit Singh, Dhawal Patel and Kamaljit Grewal, Coop Taxi:   Taxi Bylaw Review

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Daljit Singh, representing Coop Taxi, 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 CR20-15, a report from Executive Committee, respecting the same subject.

DE20-15              James Bogusz and John Aston, Regina Airport Authority:  Taxi Bylaw Review

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  James Bogusz and John Aston, representing the Regina Airport Authority, 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 CR20-15, a report from Executive Committee, respecting the same subject.

CM20-5              Supplemental Taxi Bylaw Report

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.


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

CR20-15              Community and Protective Services Committee:  Taxi Bylaw Review

Recommendation

The Community and Protective Services Committee recommends that City Council:

 

1.                  Approve the amendments proposed to The Taxi Bylaw, 1994 as further detailed in Appendix A to this report be approved, which will implement the following changes to the regulation of taxi services:

 

a.         permit the use of digital taxi meters (“soft” meters);

b.         allow taxi services to charge fares outside of the City’s set fare structure provided that such trips are booked through an approved mobile application capable of providing a pre-estimate and other requirements to passengers;

c.          update fees charged by the City;

d.         implement further data collection requirements;

e.         remove the vehicle age requirement from the bylaw;

f.           change the decal requirements;

g.         allow the use of an inflatable spare tire;

h.         set out the review and approval process for “certificates of approval” issued by the Regina Police Service for taxi drivers; and

i.            make housekeeping changes as identified in Appendix A.

 

2.                  Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw to implement the amendments to The Taxi Bylaw, 1994 as described in this report, to be brought forward to the March 25, 2020 meeting of City Council for approval.


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel that the recommendation of the Community and Protective Services Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

Councillor John Findura moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that:

1.              Accessible taxi brokers with only one vehicle in their fleet be exempted from the requirements of computer-aided dispatch and Global Positioning System; and
2.  The City Solicitor be directed to prepare the necessary bylaw amendments to implement the exemption and the exemption process.

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
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Council reconvened at 3:50 p.m.

Councillor John Findura moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, that the requirement for City of Regina inspections for decals, cameras, vehicles and meters for licensed and certified taxi companies be eliminated as long as the appropriate document is submitted to the City of Regina.

Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this be referred to Administration to do a side-by-side comparison between the taxi industry and vehicles for hire.

DE20-13              Shayna Stock, Heritage Community Association:  Maple Leaf Pool


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.  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 CR20-16, a report from the Finance and Administration Committee, respecting the same subject.

DE20-14              Jeanne Clive - Maple Leaf Pool

Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard. Jeanne Clive 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 CR20-16, a report from the Finance and Administration Committee, respecting the same subject.

CR20-16              Finance and Administration Committee:  Maple Leaf Pool Construction Update

Recommendation

The Finance and Administration Committee recommends that City Council:

 

Approve an additional $880,000 from the Recreation/Culture Capital Program for the construction of Maple Leaf Pool.


Councillor Sharron Bryce moved, seconded by , AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendation of the Community and Protective Services Company contained in the report be concurred in.

Mayor Michael Fougere stepped down to enter debate.
Councillor Jason Mancinelli assumed the Chair.

MAYOR'S REPORTS

MR20-1              Government of Saskatchewan Targeted Sector Support (TSS) - Support for funding application

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.              Support the hosting of an Economic Development Forum in Regina, May 28-29, 2020 bringing together regional stakeholders, the Municipalities Association of Saskatchewan (MAS), the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and Indigenous leadership to discuss roles and responsibilities for creating, attracting and better preparing communities for regional economic development opportunities.

2.              Direct Administration to submit the funding application through the Government of Saskatchewan’s Targeted Sector Support Program.

3.              Subject to approval of funding assistance from the Targeted Sector Support Program, direct Administration to work with the Regional Economic Development and Cooperation Committee (REDAC) to organize and deliver the May 2020 Economic Development Forum on the condition

that any projected shortfall in required funding be recovered either through registration fees or cost-shared among REDAC members and other participating partners.


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

MR20-2              Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Big City Mayors’ Caucus (BCMC) meeting “Canada’s Cities, Canada’s Future” – February 6, 2020

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.


Mayor Michael Fougere moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that this report be received and filed.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

CM20-6              Tentative agreement with IAFF

Recommendation

That City Council approve the tentative agreement between the City of Regina (City) and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 181.


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

COMMITTEE REPORTS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CR20-17              Out-of-Scope 2020 General Wage Increase

Recommendation

The Executive Committee recommends that City Council:

 

Approve the following compensation adjustment for Out-of-Scope (OOS) employees:

·   General Wage Increase of 1.50 per cent, effective January 1, 2020.

·   Health/Flex Spending Account increase of $500, effective April 1, 2020.


Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor Andrew Stevens, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the recommendations of Executive Committee contained in the report be concurred in.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

CR20-18              Property Tax Exemption Request - 600 Pinkie Road

Recommendation

The Finance and Administration Committee recommends that City Council:

 

1.      Exempt the property leased by Kenneth Harle at 600 Pinkie Road from property taxes in accordance with the percentages outlined in Option 1 of Appendix C of this report.

 

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


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

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

MN20-1              Councillor Andrew Stevens:  Co-operative Refinery Complex (CRC)-Unifor Local 594 Dispute

Councillor Andrew Stevens gave written notice that at theMarch 25, 2020 meeting of City Council he intends to make the following recommendation:

City Council call upon the Provincial Government to use all of the tools at its disposal, up to and including legislation that allows for binding third party binding arbitration, to secure an equitable resolution to the dispute between the parties.

MN20-2              Councillors Bob Hawkins and Andrew Stevens:  Public Consultation regarding  the CNIB/Brandt Building Proposal

Councillor Bob Hawkins and Councillor Andrew Stevens gave written notice that at theMarch 25, 2020 meeting of City Council they intends to make the following recommendation  that:

1.              Regina City Council recommend to the Provincial Capital Commission that it publish a “detailed public consultation plan” as recommended by the Provincial Auditor; and

2.              A public consultation process be undertaken in accordance with the said “detailed public consultation plan,” for the complete building, including both the CNIB portion and all other portions of the building, in a timely fashion, such that the feedback from the consultation process can be considered by the PCC Board and its advisors as part of the decision-making process.

BYLAWS AND RELATED REPORTS

2020-12              THE AUTOMATED VOTE COUNTING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

2020-14              THE REGINA CODE OF CONDUCT AND DISCLOSURE AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

ADJOURNMENT


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

The meeting adjourned at 4:43 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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