Via Teleconference Hosted in the Council Chamber, Saskatoon City Hall

  • Recommendation
    1. That a COVID-19 update from representatives of the Saskatchewan Health Authority be added as Urgent Business Item 16.1;
    2. That the following items with speakers be considered following consideration of the Consent Agenda;
      1. Item 16.1
        • Dr. Hasselback; Suzanne Mahaffey and Kelly Tokarchuk, SHA
      2. Item 8.2.5
        • Jason Aebig;
        • Keith Moen;
      3. Item 8.3.4
        • Deborah Hockley;
    3. That the agenda be confirmed as amended.
  • Recommendation

    ​That the minutes of the Regular Business Meeting of City Council held on February 22, 2021, 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 8.1.1 to 8.1.2; 8.2.1 to 8.2.5; 8.3.1 to 8.3.5; 8.4.1 to 8.4.2; and 8.5.1 to 8.5.3 be adopted as one motion.

  • Recommendation

    That the terms of the members of the Architectural Review Committee identified in Appendix 1 be extended for a period of no more than one year, ending on March 1, 2022, or until such time as the new Committee structure and process is in place.

  • Recommendation
    1. That the Lease and Operating Agreement with the Meewasin Valley Authority for the Bowerman House be renewed for a further term of five years upon the same terms as previous, with the option to renew the agreement for an additional five-year term, upon mutual agreement of the parties.
    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

    That the Standing Policy Committee on Finance recommend to City Council that the City of Saskatoon, being a member of the Saskatchewan Place Association Inc., appoint Mayor Charlie Clark, or in his absence, Councillors Troy Davies or Randy Donauer, of the City of Saskatoon, in the Province of Saskatchewan, as its proxy to vote for it on its behalf at the Annual General Meeting of the members of the Saskatchewan Place Association Inc., to be held on the 25th day of March, 2021, or at any adjournment or adjournments thereof.

  • Recommendation
    1. That a budget adjustment increase to Capital Project #1419-07 TC – Land Development – Brighton Residential Area, in the amount of $1,674,000 be approved; and
    2. That the budget adjustment be funded from the General Prepaid Service Reserves.

The following letter is provided;

  • Request to Speak
    • Jason Aebig, CEO, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, dated March 17, 2021;
    • Keith Moen, Executive Director, North Saskatoon Business Association, dated March 17, 2021;
  • Recommendation

    That City Council adopt Option 1, as outlined in the report of the Chief Financial Officer dated March 8, 2021, and maintain the current non-residential to residential tax ratio of 1.59 to 1 effective for the 2021 tax year and beyond.

  • Recommendation

    That the 2020 Annual Report and 2021 Work Plan of the Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee be received as information and forwarded to City Council for information.

  • Recommendation
    1. That the consideration and development of a leave of absence policy for members of Council be referred to the Saskatoon Municipal Review Commission to bring back some options regarding short and long term leaves, not later than the June GPC meeting, including options for a hybrid of support;
    2. That the Administration report back on options for an Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) equivalent for members of Council;
    3. That the $21,000 contingency fund, approved as outlined in the report of the City Solicitor dated December 10, 2018, continue to be available to Council members; and
    4. That the Administration report back on options and implementation dates for additional benefits. 
  • Recommendation

    That City Council approve the appointments to the Downtown Saskatoon Business Improvement District Board of Management for 2021, as submitted.

  • Recommendation

    That Lia Storey-Gamble be appointed to the Public Art Advisory Committee to the end of 2022.

  • Recommendation
    1. That the proposed changes set out in the Revision to the Collective Agreement (Appendix 1) with respect to the 2017-2018 Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local No. 859 be approved; and
    2. That His Worship the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to execute the revised contract under the Corporate Seal.

Councillor Kirton provided the following Notice of Motion at the Regular Business Meeting of City Council held on February 22, 2021.

"Whereas the potential for roadway access from the Parkridge neighbourhood to the Blairmore Suburban Centre has been raised on several occasions in the past.

Whereas the City of Saskatoon, through its development arm Saskatoon Land, is the developer of the Parkridge extension project and is currently marketing available lots for the sale and construction of new homes.

Be it resolved that the Administration, through its development arm Saskatoon Land, be directed to investigate a potential roadway connection from Fortosky Crescent in Parkridge to Hart Road in the Blairmore Suburban Centre. That the scope of the investigation include public engagement and information sharing with the general community, procurement of a transportation consultant to provide a Traffic Impact Assessment on the potential roadway connection, and the potential submission of a concept plan amendment to the Parkridge neighbourhood concept plan.

Be it resolved, that the Administration report back on the results of the investigation to the appropriate Standing Policy Committee no later than 3rd quarter of 2021."

The Administration along with representatives from the Saskatchewan Health Authority will provide an update.

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