City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 23 Meeting?

In a rare Tuesday meeting because of the Easter Monday holiday, City Council will look for Easter Eggs in the form of some special permits and the annual integrity commissioner’s report.

CLOSED MEETING – Baker Street District Re-development Update

Since there are three different requests basically asking for the same thing, so this is a general reminder that a Request for Designation as an Event of Municipal Significance is council’s endorsement for a Special Occasions Permit from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. The first time an event applies for this permit, they must first get council’s approval through the City Clerk’s office.

CS-2019-55 Request for Designation as an Event of Municipal Significance: Rug and Weave – The Night Market will hold its Summer Solstice Market on June 22. There will be the usual artisans selling their goods, some live music, and the enjoyment of food and beverages. The event will be pay-what-you-can (PWYC), but all proceeds will go to the Grand River Conservation Fund.

CS-2019-58 Request for Designation as an Event of Municipal Significance: Royal City Brewing Co. Spring Mini-Market – Royal City Brewing will be hosting this event in the back parking lot at their Victoria Street micro-brewery on May 4. This would be the third year that Royal City Brewery has hosted a spring and fall event, and it will feature local crafts and foods, as well as, of course, Royal City brand beer.

CS-2019-59 Request for Designation as an Event of Municipal Significance: Royal City Brewing Co. Turns 5! – Royal City Brewery wishes to celebrate five years of business in Guelph with a celebration in their back parking lot on June 15.

2017-2018 Annual Report of the Integrity Commissioner – It was another action-packed year for Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze. He heard five complaints in the last year including one involving staff that was dismissed because that’s not the integrity commissioner’s jurisdiction. Of the other complaints, there were three made against members of council for comments uttered in the debate about internet voting in 2017, and Swayze felt there was no violation of the Code of Conduct after watching the video. The remaining complaint was against a member of council by a neighbour stemming from a fence dispute; the person that brought the complaint ultimately decided not to proceed. Swayze also worked on the update to the Code that was passed by council in December.

Consent Agenda from the Committee of the Whole on April 1:

  • CS-2019-09 Property Tax Policies
  • CS-2019-40 2020 Budget Plan and Multi-year Budget Update

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