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AT REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, Wednesday, June 24, 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

Executive Director, Citizen Services, Kim Onrait

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

Exec. Director,Financial Strategy & Sustainability, Barry Lacey

Director, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, Laurie Shalley

Director, Roadways & Transportation, Chris Warren

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA

Agenda Approval-Seconder


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray, that the agenda for this meeting be approved, as submitted, after moving the following items :

- MN19-24              Councillor Bob Hawkins:  Priorities and Planning Committee
- MN20-4              Councillor Bob Hawkins:  Roll Call Recorded Voting
- MN20-5              Councillor Barbara Young:  Residential Roads
- MN20-6              Councillor Andrew Stevens and Councillor John Findura:  Water Affordability
- MN20-7              Councillor Jerry Flegel:  Fencing Setback Regulations

to be considered the first items of business, and that the items and delegations be heard in the order they are called forward by Mayor Fougere.

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 Mike O’Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere                            Yes

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel that notice for Notice of Motion MN20-9 Councillor Lori Bresciani, Councillor Andrew Stevens and Councillor Jerry Flegel:  Opening of Outdoor Pools be waived to allow the Motion to be lodged at this meeting.

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

MINUTES APPROVAL

City Council - Public - May 27, 2020 1:30 PM


Councillor Joel Murray moved, seconded by Councillor Barbara Young, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the minutes for the meeting held on May 27, 2020 be adopted, as circulated.

TABLED MOTION AND MOTIONS

MN19-24              Councillor Bob Hawkins:  Priorities and Planning Committee

Recommendation

1.              The Priorities and Planning Committee be disestablished and its terms of reference be added to the terms of reference for the Executive Committee outlined in TABLE 3 of The Committee Bylaw;

 

2.              Any scheduled meetings for the Priorities and Planning Committee be used to schedule additional meetings of the Executive Committee; and

 

3.              The City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the necessary bylaw to amend The Committee Bylaw, Bylaw No. 2009-40 and The Procedure Bylaw, Bylaw No. 9004 to effect these changes.


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor , that:


1.              The Priorities and Planning Committee be disestablished and its terms of reference be added to the terms of reference for the Executive Committee outlined in TABLE 3 of The Committee Bylaw;

2.              Any scheduled meetings for the Priorities and Planning Committee be used to schedule additional meetings of the Executive Committee; and

3.              The City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the necessary bylaw to amend The Committee Bylaw, Bylaw No. 2009-40 and The Procedure Bylaw, Bylaw No. 9004 to effect these changes.

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

The motion was put and declared LOST.

MN20-4              Councillor Bob Hawkins:  Roll Call Recorded Voting

Recommendation

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

 

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


Councillor Bob Hawkins moved, seconded by Councillor Joel Murray: 

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

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

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

MN20-5              Councillor Barbara Young:  Residential Roads

Recommendation

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Councillor Barbara Young moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, that the Administration report to City Council:

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

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

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

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

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

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 Mike O’Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere                            Yes

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

Recommendation

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

 

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

 

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

Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura,  that Administration prepare a report for Public Works and Infrastructure for Q3 of 2023 that:

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

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

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

MN20-7              Councillor Jerry Flegel:  Fencing Setback Regulations

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

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

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

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

 

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


              Councillor Jerry Flegel moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, that City Council:

1.              Direct the Administration to prepare a report for the next Public Works and Infrastructure Committee that outlines any potential implications to amend ‘Schedule H2’ of The Traffic Bylaw, Bylaw No. 9900 as follows:
a.              set the minimum setback measurement for fences and other obstructions, “From Curb Only - No Sidewalk” from 2.0 metres to 0.6 metres; and
b.              that if approved, the City Solicitor prepare the necessary amending bylaw, for this to take effect immediately; and

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

(Councillor Stevens requested that #1 and #2 be voted on separately.)

Councillor Flegel withdrew item #2 from his Motion.

The City Clerk called the vote on #1.

Councillor Jerry Flegel              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Mike O'Donnell                            Yes
Councillor Sharron Bryce                            No
Councillor Joel Murray              Yes
Councillor John Findura              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.

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 3:45 p.m.
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Council reconvened at 4:00 p.m.

NOTICE OF MOTION

MN20-9              Councillor Lori Bresciani, Councillor Andrew Stevens and Councillor Jerry Flegel:  Opening of Outdoor Pools

Councillor Lori Bresciani moved, seconded by Councillor Flegel, that:

1.              Administration work to open outdoor swimming pools for Regina residents by mid-July; and

2.              City of Regina engage with community associations on recreation and summer programming.

Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, in amendment, seconded by Councillor Murray, that Administration open three indoor facilities and one outdoor pool as follows:

1.  North West Leisure Centre (re-open July 6)
2.  Lawson Aquatic Centre (re-open July 13)
3. Regent Pool (re-open July 17)
4. Sandra Schmirler Centre (re-open July 20 pending sufficient staffing)

(Councillor O'Donnell requested that #3 be voted on separately.)

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

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

The Clerk called the vote on #3.

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

The motion was put and declared CARRIED.

DELEGATIONS, TABLED AND PUBLIC NOTICE BYLAWS AND RELATED REPORTS

DE20-49              Chad Jedlic, Forster Harvard Development Corp.:  Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment – West Market Street


Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  Chad Jedlic and Blair Forster, representing Forster Harvard 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 CR20-50, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

CR20-50              Regina Planning Commission:  Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application - 1700 - 1788 and 1701 - 1789 West Market Street - PL202000065

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.            Approve the application to rezone the properties located at 1700 - 1788 and 1701 - 1789 West Market Street, legally described as Lots 1-23A, Block 1, Plan No. 102246038 and Lots 1-23A, Block 2, Plan No. 102246038, in the Westerra Subdivision, from RL – Residential Low-Rise Zone to RU – Residential Urban Zone.

 

2.            Approve the application to amend the Westerra Concept Plan, as depicted on the attached Appendix A-3.1; A-3.2, and adopt the Westerra Concept Plan, as amended, by resolution.



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

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 Mike O’Donnell              Yes
Councillor Jason Mancinelli              Yes
Councillor Jerry Flegel                            Yes
Mayor Michael Fougere                            Yes


(Mayor Michael Fougere declared a conflict of interest on items DE20-50, DE20-51 and CR20-31 and Bylaw 2020-37, citing a family member involvement with the development, abstained from discussion and voting, and temporarily left the meeting.)

(Councillor Flegel took the Chair.)

DE20-50              Judith Veresuk, Regina Downtown Business Improvement District:  North Winnipeg Street Contract Zone


The delegation was not present.

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

DE20-51              John Pearson, Shindico Realty Ltd.:  North Winnipeg Street Contract Zone


Pursuant to due notice the delegation was present.

The Mayor invited the delegation to come forward and be heard.  John Pearson, representing Shindico Realty Ltd., 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 CR20-51, a report from Regina Planning Commission, respecting the same subject.

CR20-51              Regina Planning Commission:  Contract Zone Application - 221 N. Winnipeg Street - PL202000059

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve the application to rezone the property located at 221 N. Winnipeg Street, legally described as Block T, Plan 84R22521, Block C, Plan 101221142 and Block C, Plan FA4603 from IL - Industrial Light Zone to C - Contract Zone to permit “Office, Industry” as a land use at this location.

 

2.      Approve execution of the contract zone agreement between the City of Regina and the applicant/owner of the subject properties, which shall include the following terms:

 

i.  A maximum of 4,000 square meters of Office, Industry shall be allowed within the development and other uses shall conform to the IL-Industrial Light zone.

 

ii. The development shall generally conform to the attached plans, labelled site plan and main floor plan comprising of south premises and south warehouse as shown in Appendices A-2 and A-3.

 

iii.           Any zoning related detail not specifically addressed in the contract zone agreement shall be subject to applicable provisions of the Zoning Bylaw.

 

iv.           The agreement shall be registered in the City’s interest at the applicant’s cost pursuant to Section 69 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007.

 

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


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

2020-37              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 10)

Councillor Joel Murray moved, seconded by Councillor Mike O'Donnell, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-37 be introduced and read a first time.
Bylaw was 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 Joel Murray moved, seconded by Councillor John Findura, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-37 be introduced and read a second time.
Bylaw was read a second time.

Councillor Joel Murray  moved, seconded by Councillor Jason Mancinelli, that City Council hereby consent to Bylaw No. 2020-37 going to third and final reading at this meeting.

The motion was put and declared CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councillor Joel Murray moved, seconded by Councillor Sharron Bryce, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that Bylaw No. 2020-37 be read a third time.
Bylaw was read a third and final time.

(Mayor Fougere returned to the Chair.)

Councillor Jason Mancinelli moved, seconded by Councillor Jerry Flegel, that Council recess at 6:00 p.m. for 30 minutes.

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

The motion was put and declared LOST.

CR20-52              Regina Planning Commission:  Rosewood Lane Access Overlay - PL202000067

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve the application to re-zone the property located at SE1/4 Sec 9, Twp 18, Rge 20, W2 191, Lots 1 - 26, Block 104 & Lots 7-12, Block 103, in the Rosewood Park Subdivision to apply the LA - Lane Access Overlay zone and related amendments as outlined in this report, on the condition that the amendments respecting LA – Lane Access Overlay Zone regulations provided for in Bylaw 2020-33 are adopted by City Council at its June 24, 2020 meeting.

 

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

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

2020-38              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW 2020 (No. 11)

2020-39              THE REGINA ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 12)

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

DELEGATIONS, RELATED REPORTS AND BYLAW

DE20-52              Jake Brockman, Uber:  Taxi Bylaw Review

DE20-53              Glen Sali, Capital Cabs: Taxi Bylaw Review Report

DE20-54              Sandy Archibald, Regina Cabs:  Taxi Bylaw Review

DE20-55              Daljit Singh and Kamajit Grewal, Co-op Taxi:  Taxi Bylaw Review

CP20-24              Del Van De Kamp, Van De's Accessible Transit:  Taxi Review Bylaw Report

IR20-2              Supplemental Taxi and Transportation Network Company Report

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.

CM20-16              Taxi Bylaw Review Report

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.                  Approve the amendments proposed to The Taxi Bylaw, 1994 as further detailed in Appendix A to this report, 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 vehicle age requirement;

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;

i.            Accessible taxicab brokers with only one vehicle in their fleet be exempt from the requirements for computer aided dispatch and global positioning systems by way of an application process;

j.            Add a licence fee amount for accessible taxicab brokers that do not use computer aided dispatch and global positioning systems; and

k.          make housekeeping changes as identified in Appendix A;

 

2.                  Remove CR20-15 from the list of outstanding items for City Council; and

 

3.                  Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw to amend The Taxi Bylaw, 1994 to be brought forward to the July 29, 2020 meeting of City Council for approval.

DE20-56              Sandy Archibald, Regina Cabs:  Seasonal Taxi Licences

CM20-17              Informational Supplemental Seasonal Licences Report

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.

CR20-53              Seasonal Taxi Licences

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.     Amend The Taxi Bylaw, 1994 to remove the portion of the seasonal taxicab licences that are issued through a lottery/draw process.

 

2.     Instruct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw amendment to The Taxi Bylaw, 1994 as described in this report, to be brought forward to the July 29, 2020 meeting of City Council.

DE20-57              Jaime Boldt, Globe Theatre:  Globe Theatre Redevelopment Project - Funding Contribution Agreement

CM20-18              Supplemental Report - Globe Theatre Redevelopment Project - Funding Contribution Agreement

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.

CR20-54              Finance and Administration Committee:  Globe Theatre Redevelopment Project - Funding Contribution Agreement

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Authorize the Executive Director, City Planning & Community Development, to review, approve, negotiate and enter into a Contribution Agreement between the City of Regina and the Globe Theatre for its redevelopment project.

 

2.      Authorize the City Clerk to execute the Contribution Agreement after review by the City Solicitor.

 

3.      Allocate that funding for this project come from the Recreation/Culture Capital Program.

 

DE20-58              Ross Keith, Nicor Consulting Services:  Mayfair Apartments

CR20-55              Finance and Administration Committee:  Heritage Building Rehabilitation Program 2915 14th Avenue - Mayfair Apartment

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve a Tax Exemption for the property known as Mayfair Apartments, located on Lot 41 Block 437 and Plan 98RA28311, addressed at 2915 14th Avenue (as shown in Appendix A), in an amount equal to the lesser of:

a) 50 per cent of eligible costs for the work described in Appendix C-2; or

b) An amount equivalent to the total property taxes payable for 10 years

 

2.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw and agreement with the following conditions:

a)     That the property possesses and retains its formal designation as a Municipal Heritage Property in accordance with The Heritage Property Act.

b)     That the property owner submits detailed written documentation of payments made for the actual costs incurred (i.e. itemized invoices and receipts) in the completion of the identified conservation work. If actual costs exceed the corresponding estimates by more than 10 per cent, the property owner shall provide full particulars as to the reason(s) for such cost overruns. The City of Regina may decline to approve any cost overrun, or portion thereof, if considered not to be reasonably or necessarily incurred for eligible work.

c)      That work completed and invoices submitted by September 30 each year, would be eligible for the Tax Exemption for up to 50 per cent of the cost of approved work.

d)     That the Executive Director of City Planning & Community Development or designate be authorized under the tax exemption agreement to make all determinations regarding reimbursements of the cost incurred for work done to the property based on the City of Regina’s Heritage Building Rehabilitation Program and the Conservation Plan for the property (Appendix C-1 to this report).

 

3.      Authorize the Executive Director of City Planning & Community Development or designate to apply to the Government of Saskatchewan on behalf of the property owner for any exemption of the education portion of the property taxes that is $25,000 or greater in any year during the term of the exemption.

2020-40              THE CONSERVATION OF HERITAGE PROPERTIES TAX EXEMPTION FOR  THE MAYFAIR APARTMENTS LOCATED AT 2915 14TH AVENUE BYLAW, 2020

CITY MANAGER REPORT

CM20-19              Residential Land Uses in Industrial Zones - Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve the amendments to The Regina Zoning Bylaw 2019-19 as specified in Appendix A.

 

2.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bylaw to amend The Regina Zoning Bylaw, 2019-19 for the July 29, 2020 City Council meeting, after advertising the required public notice.

 

3.      Remove item CR20-33 from the outstanding items list for City Council.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CR20-56              City of Regina and Regina Board of Education Central Collegiate Land Exchange

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Approve the Letter of Understanding (LOU) and the terms contained therein with the Regina Board of Education to resolve the Central Collegiate Land Exchange Agreement (CCLEA)

 

2.      Authorize Administration to carry out the necessary steps to complete the land exchange

 

3.      Require Administration to report back on any substantive changes to the terms and conditions of the LOU.

CR20-57              Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) Funding Allocation

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.         Approve the City of Regina’s $30,916,844 allocation of Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) funding to the following projects as further detailed in Option #1 in Appendix A of this report;

 

Residential Road Renewal (2020 Deferred Projects) - $6.4 million

Wascana Pool Renewal - $12.0 million

Outdoor Rink - $0.7 million

Energy Monitoring and Optimization Infrastructure - $0.72 million

Municipal Justice Building Redevelopment - $7.5 million

Permanent Pavement Markings - $0.7 million

Pedestrian Connectivity (Pasqua Street) - $0.5 million

Expand Bike Lanes and Pathways (Albert Street) - $0.9 million

Roof Replacement - $1.5 million

 

2.         Authorize the City Manager to apply for MEEP funding for the projects in recommendation #1;

 

3.         Authorize the City Manager to review, negotiate, approve, and enter into any MEEP funding agreements with the Government of Saskatchewan for the projects under the MEEP program;

 

4.         Authorize the City Clerk to execute the MEEP funding agreements that are required after review by the City Solicitor; and

CR20-58              2021 Revaluation

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Endorse the guidelines and principles for consulting on a commercial phase-in tax policy as outlined in this report.

 

2.      Instruct Administration to continue the consultation with the business community on the options for a phase-in of tax changes for commercial property due to the 2021 Revaluation.

 

3.      Bring forward a report on tax policy options in the first quarter of 2021.

 

4.      Direct Administration to conduct a broader review of the tax policy and report back to the Executive Committee by Q3 of 2021.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

CR20-59              2019 City of Regina Annual Report and Public Accounts

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

Approve the draft 2019 City of Regina Annual Report as outlined in Appendix A and the draft 2019 Public Accounts as outlined in Appendix C at its June 24, 2020 meeting.

PRIORITIES AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

CR20-60              Community Safety and Wellbeing

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

Direct Administration to develop a Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan for Council consideration and approval in Q2 of 2021 based on the approach outlined in this report.

CR20-61              Recreation/Culture 2020 Capital Plan

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.     Approve the 2020 project plan.

 

2.     Approve the following projects and associated expenses from the Recreation/Culture Capital Program and the Recreation Infrastructure Program:

·         Courtney Street Pathway Project - $250,000 (Recreation/Culture Capital Program);

·         Prince of Wales Drive Pedestrian Connectivity - $550,000 (Recreation Infrastructure Program); and

·         Wascana Pool Playground and Spraypad - $666,000 in 2020 (both funding streams) and $834,000 in 2021.

CR20-62              Proposed Amendments to the Public Notice Bylaw 2003-8, The Subdivision Bylaw No. 7748, and The Zoning Bylaw, 2019-19

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.     Approve a new Public Notice Policy Bylaw generally in the form of the draft bylaw set out in Appendix A, to consolidate and establish minimum public notice requirements pursuant to The Cities Act and The Planning and Development Act, 2007.

 

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

 

3.     Approve an amendment to Appendix A of The Development Application Fee Bylaw, 2008 by replacing the existing “Advertising Fee” with a “Per Advertisement” amount based on current Leader Post pricing.

 

4.     Remove EX14-25 from the List of Outstanding Items for Executive Committee.

 

5.     Consider the related bylaw and conduct the required public hearing at its July 29, 2020 meeting, after advertising the required public notice.

REGINA PLANNING COMMISSION

CR20-63              Discretionary Use Application - Building, Planned Group - Rosewood Park - PL202000044

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.              Approve the discretionary use application for a proposed Planned Group located in Rosewood Park Phase 1 Stage 3, being Parcel E, in the Rosewood Park Subdivision.

 

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

 

a.              The development shall be generally consistent with the plans attached to this report as Appendix A-3.1 to A-3.5 inclusive, prepared by Big Block Construction dated January 16, 2020.

 

b.              Road access is revised to City of Regina Construction Standards.

 

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

 

d.              Direct the Development Officer to not issue a development permit until a Servicing Agreement has been executed and the subdivision is registered through Information Services Corporation.

INFORMATIONAL REPORT

IR20-3              Executive Committee:  Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Corporation - 2019 Annual Report

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.

IR20-4              Finance and Administration Committee:  2019 Annual Debt Report

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.

IR20-5              Mayor's Housing Commission:  Comprehensive Housing Strategy - 2019 Annual Update

Recommendation

That City Council receive and file this report.

BYLAWS AND RELATED REPORTS

CR20-64              COVID-19 Update

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bylaw amendments required to give effect to the following:

a.      COVID-19 Pandemic Bylaw:  Adopt the timelines and requirements set out in the bylaws identified in this report in The COVID-19 Pandemic Bylaw, 2020;

b.      Supporting Community Recovery:  Delegate authority to the City Manager to waive fees set out in The Regina Traffic Bylaw for street use permits for mobile food vending and outdoor restaurant seating.

c.      Transit Services:  Re-instate fare collection on June 29, 2020.

 

2.      Delegate authority to the City Manager to negotiate and approve an amendment to the University of Regina Student Union U-Pass Agreement to suspend the program for the fall 2020 semester, or until a future date when the University of Regina provides courses primarily on-campus.

CR20-65              2019 Annual Reserve Report

Recommendation

That City Council:

 

1.      Instruct the City Solicitor to amend Schedule A of The Regina Administration Bylaw, No. 2003-69 to amend the minimum and maximum amounts for the Regina Police Service General Reserve and Regina Police Service Radio Equipment Reserve to the following:

a.      The Regina Police Service Radio Equipment Reserve minimum limit be set at $65,000 and the maximum limit be set at $300,000.

b.      The Regina Police Service General Reserve minimum limit be set at $300,000 and the maximum limit remains unchanged at $4 million.

 

2.      Approve a transfer of $368,000 from the Winter Road Maintenance Reserve to the General Fund Reserve.

2020-41              THE REGINA ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

2020-42              THE REGINA TRANSIT FARE AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020 (No. 2)

2020-43              THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2020

2020-44              THE OWNER OCCUPIED LICENSED NON-PROFIT CHILDCARE CENTRE TAX EXEMPTION BYLAW, 2020

ADJOURNMENT


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

The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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