Brantford City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street

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    1. THAT report 2021-582 titled Application for Cancellation, Reduction and Refund of Taxes under Sections 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act, 2001; or the Increase of Taxes under Section 359 BE RECEIVED; and
    2. THAT the tax adjustments in the amount of $185,212.69 as identified in Appendix A of report 2021-582 BE APPROVED.
  • WHEREAS, the City of Brantford continues to mourn the loss of our beloved Lord Mayor Walter Gretzky who passed away on March 4, 2021; and

    WHEREAS, Walter was named the City of Brantford’s first and only Lord Mayor on February 19th, 2007, in honour of his countless contributions as an advocate for community organizations and passionate ambassador of our city; and

    WHEREAS, Walter was endeared to many across Canada, the world, and in his hometown of Brantford and will forever be remembered as a beloved member of his community who selflessly dedicated countless hours to coaching youth and supporting Brantford’s local charities; and

    WHEREAS, not only will Walter always be remembered as a beloved father, friend, coach, mentor and neighbour, he will also forever be known for championing this community at every opportunity; and

    WHEREAS in his role as Lord Mayor of Brantford and coiner of the phrase “Brantford…The Center of the Universe”, Walter was a tireless Ambassador for our city, and huge supporter of youth hockey and sports in our community; and

    WHEREAS in 2020, the City of Brantford was tremendously proud to officially rename the City’s Northridge Municipal Golf Course as the Walter Gretzky Municipal Golf Course, Banquet and Learning Centre as an enduring symbol of our appreciation for all that Walter has done for Brantford; and

    WHEREAS the City wishes to continue to pay tribute to Walter and the Gretzky family to show our deep respect and appreciation for everything he means to our city and the many people he has touched by his kindness and generosity; and

    WHEREAS Walter was born on October 8, 1938; and

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation hereby PROCLAIMS October 8th of each year to be "Walter Gretzky Day" in the City of Brantford, and encourages all people in Brantford to remember the countless contributions Walter made to better our community. 

  • WHEREAS The City of Brantford’s identity is defined by its people who comes from all parts of the world, bringing with them their rich customs and traditions that contribute to multicultural fabric of our society and enhance our city’s social, economic and civic spheres; and

    WHEREAS Islamic cultural heritage has been part of Canadian history dating back to mid-19th century and Brantford’s history dating back to early 20th century, and has made significant contributions to the well-being of humanity in numerous fields of endeavour; and

    WHEREAS The contributions of Islamic civilization to the arts, sciences, medicine, architecture, humanities, music, and other areas of human knowledge have enriched the world; and

    WHEREAS Islamic History & Heritage month offers a unique  opportunity to recognize these contributions to the diversity of the city of Brantford’s vibrant and dynamic cultural mosaic; and

    WHEREAS Islamic History & Heritage month is important to fostering greater understanding, acceptance and social cohesion among people of all faiths and cultures; and

    WHEREAS The city of Brantford encourages the promotion of intercultural understanding, mutual respect and universal acceptance of our city’s cultural diversity;

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Brantford hereby PROCLAIMS October as "Islamic History and Heritage Month" in the City of Brantford.

  • WHEREAS all children, youth and families are valued; and

    WHEREAS together with the entire community, Brant Family and Children’s Services shares the responsibility of nurturing, protecting, educating and guiding all children, youth and their families; and

    WHEREAS Brant Family and Children’s Services supports families and their journey toward self-determination, safety and care; and

    WHEREAS to increase awareness of the supports and services offered throughout the community, Brant Family and Children’s Services invites the City of Brantford to “Dress Purple”;

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Brantford hereby PROCLAIMS Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 as “Dress Purple Day” in the City of Brantford.

  • WHEREAS Public libraries play a vital role in helping Canadians of all ages access the information and tools that they need to live, learn and work; and

    WHEREAS Public libraries help Canadians develop the skills required to find and evaluate information in order to adapt and succeed in a knowledge-based economy; and

    WHEREAS Public libraries bolster economic prosperity by providing access to essential decision-making information for organizations, businesses and individuals; and

    WHEREAS Public libraries enhance the quality of life for all Canadians, and help ensure that culture continues to flourish and thrive;

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Brantford hereby PROCLAIMS October as “Canadian Library Month” and October 17 to 23, 2021 as “Ontario Public Library Week” and encourages all residents of Brantford to discover all of the services the Library offers the community.

  • WHEREAS Friday, October 1, 2021 is National Seniors Day; and 

    WHEREAS active transportation, transit, and access to services were identified as priorities in Healthy Aging: the City of Brantford’s Age-Friendly Strategy; and

    WHEREAS the City of Brantford’s Healthy Living Campaign aims to educate older adults about different modes of transportation to support their participation in social, recreational, and cultural activities; 

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Brantford hereby PROCLAIMS October 1, 2021 as “National Seniors Day” in the City of Brantford

  • WHEREAS, Brantford is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting Brantford; and

    WHEREAS, fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are the locations where people are at greatest risk from fire; and

    WHEREAS, smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can, alerting you to danger in the event of a fire in which you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape safely; and

    WHEREAS, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half; and

    WHEREAS, Brantford residents who have planned and practiced a home fire escape plan are more prepared and will therefore be more likely to survive a fire; and

    WHEREAS, Brantford first responders are dedicated to reducing the occurrence of home fires and home fire injuries through prevention and fire safety education; and

    WHEREAS, the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme TM, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” effectively serves to remind us it is important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms;

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation the City of Brantford hereby PROCLAIMS October 3 to 9, 2021, as Fire Prevention Week, and urges all the residents of Brantford to test their smoke and CO alarms, and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of the Brantford Fire Department.

  • THAT the Clerk’s Report on Communication for September 2021 BE RECEIVED.

    1. THAT report 2021-433 titled Council and its Committees Meeting Operations BE RECEIVED; and
    2. THAT staff BE DIRECTED to transition to a Council and its Committee Hybrid Operation Commencement – Phased Approach – Option One as outlined in report 2021-433, effective November City Council, and present an interim report direct to Council prior to the launch of Phase Two; and
    3. THAT staff BE DIRECTED to execute the live broadcasting of open session meetings with the following conditions:
      1. Meetings to be broadcasted Live and Maintained on the City’s Website / YouTube are City Council, Committee of the Whole’s, Standing Committees – Finance, HR, Social Services;
      2. Meetings to be recorded but not broadcasted live are Task Forces, Advisory Committees;
      3. Meetings not recorded, broadcasted or uploaded to YouTube / Website are Quasi-Judicial and Hearing type meetings, not including Planning Hearings as part of the Committee of the Whole or Council meetings; and
    4. THAT staff BE DIRECTED to proceed with the necessary encoder purchase of $5,400 and include the operating impact of $25,350 as an unavoidable increase in the 2022 budget and ensure all recorded open session meetings are processed via the encoder and maintained on the City’s Website for one year after meeting date; and
    5. THAT staff BE DIRECTED to suspend meals for meetings and reevaluate for meetings commencing in 2023; and
    6. THAT the By-Law to enact the attached Corporate – 050 – Electronic / Virtual Meeting Operation Procedures Policy BE PRESENTED to Council for consideration and a review of the Policy to be conducted by Q3 2022.
    1. THAT Council RATIFY the settlement reached between The Corporation of The City of Brantford and the Association of Professional and Administrative Employees (APAE) for renewal of the Agreement to cover the period of January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024; and
    2. THAT Staff BE DIRECTED to prepare the necessary By-law for presentation to City Council to amend By-law 70-2010 to amend the On-Call/Call-In Policy for Exempt Staff (Human Resorces-012); and
    3. THAT the City Clerk BE REQUESTED to update the Corporate Policy Manual to include the amendment to Human Resources-012 Policy.
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