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Minutes

For the City Council Meeting held
Tuesday, June 27, 2017



Location: Tom Davies Square
Commencement: 6:00 PM
Adjournment: 10:00 PM






 
           

His Worship Mayor Brian Bigger, In the Chair

           
Present Councillors Signoretti, Vagnini, Montpellier [D 6:03 p.m.], Dutrisac, Kirwan, Lapierre, Jakubo, Sizer, McIntosh, Cormier, Reynolds, Landry-Altmann, Mayor Bigger
             
City Officials Ed Archer, Chief Administrative Officer; Kevin Fowke, General Manager of Corporate Services; Caroline Hallsworth, Executive Director Legislative Services/Deputy City Clerk; Tony Cecutti, General Manager of Growth and Infrastructure; Ron Henderson, General Manager/Advisor to the CAO; Catherine Matheson, General Manager of Community Development; Ed Stankiewicz, Executive Director of Finance, Assets and Fleet; Trevor Bain, Chief of Fire and Paramedic Services, General Manager of Community Safety; Eric Labelle, Assistant City Solicitor; Eliza Bennett, Director of Communications and Community Engagement; Melissa Zanette, Mayor's Chief of Staff; Ian Wood, Director of Economic Development; Jason Ferrigan, Director of Planning; Christine Hodgins, Legislative Compliance Coordinator; Lisa Locken, Clerk's Services Assistant.
             
           

Declarations of Pecuniary Interests and the general nature thereof

           
 

Councillor Montpellier declared a conflict of interest due to his full time Motorsport entertainment business.

Councillor Montpellier departed at 6:03 p.m.

             


Presentations

1 ..   Arena/Event Centre Update

Report dated June 15, 2017 from the General Manager regarding Arena/Event Centre Update.

Ron Bidulka, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Conrad Boychuk, Senior Director of Recreation and Venue Development, HDR/CEI Architecture Associates Inc. and Ron Henderson, General Manager/Advisor to the CAO, provided an electronic presentation regarding the Arena/Event Centre.

Rules of Procedure

Councillor Cormier requested a simultaneous written recorded vote for Options 1 and 2.

The following resolution was presented:

Resolution One:

Option 1:

CC2017-182 Signoretti/Cormier: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury selects the Downtown location, as identified in the attached report from PWC attached as Appendix A and assessed by the Site Evaluation Committee as the site that received the highest overall rating across the eight criteria approved by Council, as the preferred location to construct the Arena/Event as described in the report from the Special Advisor to the CAO entitled Arena/Event Centre Update dated June 15th, 2017.

YEAS:Councillors Sigoretti, Lapierre, Sizer, McIntosh, Cormier, Mayor Bigger

NAYS:Councillors Vagnini, Dutrisac, Kirwan, Jakubo, Reynolds, Landry-Altmann
LOST

Recess

At 8:35 p.m. Council recessed.

Reconvene

At 8:52 p.m. Council reconvened.

Resolution to Proceed past 9:00 p.m.

Reynolds/Kirwan: THAT this meeting proceeds past the hour of 9:00 p.m.
CARRIED BY TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY

Change of Chair

At 9:01 p.m., His Worship Mayor Brian Bigger, vacated the chair.

Deputy Mayor Landry-Altmann, In the Chair

Option 2:

Mayor Bigger presented the following amendment:

CC2017-183A Bigger/Cormier: THAT the resolution be amended by adding the following conditions at the conclusion of the motion presented in the report:

subject to the delivery by the True North Strong Group providing firm binding agreements for the construction of:

A casino, with appropriate land tenure

A resort with appropriate land tenure

A motor sports park with appropriate land tenure

Ice pads and field house with appropriate tenure

A Sudbury Wolves facility with an appropriate tenure

A conference centre with an appropriate tenure

All other "entertainment district" commitments as identified to the public

Along with an implementation to plan acceptable to City Council to address all of these features

YEAS:Councillors Signoretti, Lapierre, McIntosh, Cormier, Mayor Bigger

NAYS:Councillors Vagnini, Dutrisac, Kirwan, Jakubo, Sizer, Reynolds, Landry-Altmann (Abstained)
DEFEATED

Change of Chair

At 9:07 p.m., Deputy Mayor Landry-Altmann, vacated the chair.

His Worship, Mayor Brian Bigger, In the Chair

The following resolution was presented

CC2017-183 Reynolds/Kirwan: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury selects the Kingsway location, as identified in the attached report from PWC attached as Appendix A and assessed by the Site Evaluation Committee as being the highest rated site for two of the three criteria identified by City Council as being of the highest importance, as the preferred location to construct the Arena/Event Centre as described in the report from the Special Advisor to the CAO entitled Arena/Event Centre Update dated June 15th, 2017.

YEAS:Councillors Vagnini, Dutrisac, Kirwan, Lapierre, Jakubo, Sizer, McIntosh, Reynolds, Landry-Altmann, Mayor Bigger

NAYS:Councillors Signoretti, Cormier
CARRIED

The following resolution was presented:

Resolution Two:

CC2017-184 Reynolds/Signoreitt: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approves a financing plan for inclusion in the 2018 capital budget that utilizes the following funding sources:

a) Contributions from senior governments where available

b) Operating funds assigned to completed community grant obligations

c) Debt financing

d) Fundraising

e) Other non-property tax based funding sources, as described in the report from the Special Advisor to the CAO entitled Arena/Event Centre Update dated June 15th, 2017.
CARRIED

Resolution Three:

Recess

At 9:47 p.m. Council Recessed

Reconvene

At 9:50 p.m. Council Reconvened

Councillor Landry-Altmann presented the following amendment:

CC2017-185A Landry-Altmann/Reynolds: THAT the resolution be amended by striking the amount of $7 million and replacing it with the amount of $100.
CARRIED

The resolution as amended was presented:

CC2017-185 Kirwan/Dutrisac: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury execute the Option to Purchase Agreements negotiated for the selected site and that any necessary funding required to execute these agreements be provided from the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund, Industrial Park Reserve Fund and the WSIB Schedule 2 Reserve Fund at a value no greater than $100, which funds will be replenished through the Arena/Event Centre debt financing plan as described in the report from the Special Advisor to the CAO entitled Arena/Event Centre Update dated June 15th, 2017.
CARRIED

The following resolution was presented:

Resolution Four:

CC2017-186 Dutrisac/Signoretti: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approves an honorarium of $150,000 to each unsuccessful Design/Build team, total $300,000 to be included in the total project costs as described in the report from the Special Advisor to the CAO entitled Arena/Event Centre Update dated June 15th, 2017.
CARRIED

The following resolution was presented:

Resolution Five:

CC2017-187 Bigger/McIntosh: THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approves the recommended next steps as presented in the report from the Special Advisor to the CAO dated June 14, 2017 as described in the report from the Special Advisor to the CAO entitled Arena/Event Centre Update dated June 15th, 2017.
CARRIED


Rules of Procedure

Resolution to Proceed past 10:00 p.m.

Kirwan/Landry-Altmann: THAT this meeting proceeds past the hour of 10:00 p.m.
DEFEATED

Adjournment

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Automatic Adjournment at 10:00 p.m.

The following items were not addressed at the meeting and have been moved to the July 11, 2017 City Council Meeting:

Motions

M-1 ..   Request for Report for Removal of Ice Blading/Scraping Debris from Driveway Entrances
M-2 ..   Lafontaine Street Fire Hall
M-3 ..   Request for the Installation of Portable Toilet Facilities at all Neighbourhood and Community Parks operated by the City of Greater Sudbury

Addendum

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Civic Petitions

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Question Period and Announcements

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Notices of Motion

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Mayor Bigger, Chair
Caroline Hallsworth, Executive Director, Legislative Services/City Clerk