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  • Recommendation

    ​That the agenda be confirmed as presented.

  • Recommendation

    ​That the minutes of the Special Meeting of City Council held on April 1, 2022 and Regular Business Meeting of City Council held on June 27, 2022, be adopted.

This is a standing item on the agenda in order to provide Council Members an opportunity to provide any public acknowledgements. 

  • Recommendation

    ​That the Committee recommendations contained in Items 8.5.1 to 8.5.4 be adopted as one motion.

  • Recommendation
    1. That the Lease and Operating Agreement between the City of Saskatoon and Ideas Inc., respecting 420 Avenue B South, be approved; and
    2. That the City Solicitor be requested to prepare the appropriate agreement and that His Worship, the Mayor, and the City Clerk be authorized to execute the agreement under the corporate seal.
  • Recommendation
    1. That the following changes be made to the proposed consolidated Bylaw:
      1. That clause 11(3)(d), Board Member Responsibilities, be amended to read “advise an officer of the board or designated staff person if they are unable to attend a board meeting or general meeting”;
      2. That a subsection 3 be added to section 14, Role of the Chair and Vice-Chair, saying that “the chair may delegate any of the actions mentioned in clauses 1(b) through (e) to a board member or district staff person, as appropriate, but remains responsible to ensure that any delegated actions are taken;
      3. That section 19, Annual General Meeting, be amended so that the requirement for a BID to hold an Annual General Meeting be within a six month period following its most recent fiscal year rather than four months;
      4. That section 20, Authority of the City Manager, be deleted;
      5. That section 28, Insurance, be deleted, and that the City Solicitor’s Office shall continue to work with the BIDs regarding any insurance issues;
      6. That the BIDs be required to provide their annual report to Council by June 30 of each year;
      7. That no change be made to clause 5(a), Purpose of Districts;
      8. That no changes be made to clause 2(c) and section 24 regarding the levies except to clarify that the levy is to be paid by the tenant to the landlord and the landlord to the City;
      9. That subsection11(4) remain as currently drafted (Option 3 – Board Member Responsibilities – City Council Appointments);
      10. That subsection 18(2) remain as currently drafted to allow for notice of an annual general meeting or a general meeting to be at least 15 days (Option 1 – Annual General Meetings);
      11. That section 8 be amended to allow for the appointment of two “at large” members of the board rather than non-profit corporate appointments (Option 2 – Eligibility for Appointments) but business owners shall constitute the majority and quorum of a BID Board;
      12. That subsection 25(3) be amended to allow for the BIDs to incur indebtedness of up to five years for the lease of office space or the lease of office equipment but limit indebtedness to the current year for other reasons but allow for exceptions on application to and approval by the Standing Policy Committee on Finance (Option 3 – Expenditures by Board);
      13. That subsection 33(3) be amended to provide that any surplus be used to support an initiative or project in the area of the former BID (Option 2 – Disestablishment of a District); and
    2. That the City Solicitor be instructed to bring forward the updated version of The Business Improvement Districts Bylaw, 2022 to City Council’s October 2022 meeting for its consideration.
  • Recommendation

    That Nick Sackville be appointed to the Development Appeals Board until 2024, effective immediately.

  • Recommendation

    That the City of Saskatoon apply to the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety of the Province of Saskatchewan to be designated an Eligible Assistance Area under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP), which provides financial assistance for restoring essential services and property as a result of substantial damages caused by excessive rain which occurred on June 20, 2022.

Councillor Kirton provided the following Notice of Motion at the Regular Business Meeting of City Council on June 27, 2022:

"TAKE NOTICE that at the next Regular Business meeting of City Council, I will move the following motion:

'Whereas Transit Operators are facing increasing threats and harassment

And whereas the natural evolution of Saskatoon’s Transit is moving towards a Bus Rapid Transit System

And whereas the city continues to find ways to attract a larger ridership

Be it resolved that Administration report back on the validity of a Transit Police Program. This report could include experiences in other municipalities, budget implications among other items."

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