Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula December 17, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes


MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Milt McIver, Deputy Mayor Debbie Myles, Councillor Laurie (Smokey) Golden, Councillor James Mielhausen, Councillor Megan Myles
STAFF PRESENT: Clerk, Mary Lynn Standen, Administrative Assistant, Tessa Townson, Chief Administrative Officer, Bill Jones, Wendy Elliott, Chief Building Official, Teresa Shearer, Treasurer, Marshall Tigert, Facilities Supervisor, Wilf Barnes, Fire Chief, Troy Cameron, Public Works Manager
Mayor McIver called the meeting to order at 1:01 p.m. and Council members were reminded to disclose any pecuniary interest that may arise during the course of the meeting.
Deputy Mayor Myles declared a conflict of interest with respect to Consideration of Agenda Item #14, “Request for Legal Opinion – Application for First Registration Under the Land Titles Act”. Mayor McIver advised that he also may declare a conflict of interest on the same Agenda item depending on the nature of the discussion.
Councillor Mielhausen declared a conflict of interest with respect to Correspondence Item #20, Lynn Szymezko – “Amending the Renewable Energy Act”.
Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #29-01-2018 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT the content of the agenda be approved, as presented.
Re: Council Meeting No. 18-28, December 3, 2018
Moved by S. Golden Resolution #29-02-2018 Seconded by D. Myles
THAT the minutes of Council Meeting No. 18-28, December 3, 2018 be approved as printed and circulated. Carried
Public Meeting
RE: Amendments to the Fees and Charges By-law
By-law No. 2019-02
(No written comments received by Clerk)
Mayor McIver opened the Public Meeting advising that it is being held with respect to proposed amendments to the Fees and Charges By-law. He welcomed the public to speak and provide comments; however, there was no public discussion.
Mrs. Standen stated that the Facilities Manager has just advised that there are two items to be removed from the proposed by-law (monthly hydro rates at the harbours).
Cash in lieu of parking
Councillor Golden requested an explanation on the topic of cash in lieu of parking. Mr. Jones explained that if there is a parking space shortfall when a development occurs, then the developer is responsible to pay a fee per deficient space. He confirmed that this is a one-time fee and is not charged annually. Councillor Golden commented that she does not believe that $1,100.00 per space is adequate based on the costs that the Municipality acquires in the long-term. Councillor Mielhausen and Deputy Mayor Myles agreed that the cash in lieu of parking fee is too low. Mr. Jones informed Council that, based on the comparison reports provided to Council last year, the Municipality is on average or lower than other municipalities in regards to the cash in lieu of parking fee. Mrs. Standen notified that she will bring the 2017 Cash in Lieu of Parking reports to the January 14, 2018 Council meeting.
Lion’s Head Beach Campground fees
Mayor McIver questioned if the fees for the Lion’s Head Beach Campground are sufficient. Mr. Tigert said that the campground is not trying to compete with other campgrounds and in the end, money is made to put in the reserve.
Councillor Myles inquired about the formula used to determine when to raise fees and by how much. She mentioned that inflation would tend to raise costs; but, that would be all fees not just a select few.
Councillor Myles addressed the deletion of the school rate in the arena ice rental fees noting that she wants to ensure the school will not be charged with the higher youth rate. Mr. Tigert affirmed that the school would not have a fee to pay as the Municipality uses Bruce Peninsula District School (BPDS) for its karate program and further, that there is an agreement with the two NBP schools.
Tobermory and Lion’s Head Harbour rates
Council then discussed the rates for the Tobermory and Lion’s Head Harbours. Mayor McIver commented on the change to the dockage – seasonal slip fee, where a lesser rate for residents (versus non-residents) is proposed for implementation in 2020. Mr. Jones explained that by doing so, Council is giving the public notice of its intention of the planned change; but, that Council has not established a rate as yet.
Councillor Myles was curious if the transient dockage fees could be written as $30.00 per foot rather than having the calculated total listed. Mr. Tigert confirmed that this could be done by stating “X number of feet”. Council also commented on the half season rate for transient dockage fees. Mr. Tigert stated that the half season rate makes sense because it is a cheaper alternative to the seasonal slip fee. The Mayor and Councillor Myles noted that July and August are the most desirable months and questioned whether this proposed new rate will affect business. Mr. Tigert replied that no lost revenues will result. Councillor Myles noted that the waiting list fees for the harbours do not appear to be set out in the proposed by-law. Mr. Tigert confirmed and noted that the per month hydro fee for the harbours was intended to be removed.
Mrs. Standen was requested to clarify the wording for the site plan control application fee.
Councillor Myles recommended that the public skating fee read “13 years and over” rather than the proposed “13-17 years and over”.
With no further discussion, Mayor McIver closed the public meeting and advised that direction has been given to Staff to make the requested changes.
Delegation #1
John McLean- John’s Lane Action Group (JLAG)
RE: Request for a Councillor to ‘own’ this matter and be the reference point and champion of bringing this to final resolution forthwith
Mr. McLean took the floor and informed Council that this is his third time speaking to Council on the issue of building permits illegally issued to construct a new dwelling in 2013 on Lots 28 and 29 on Johns Lane.
Mr. McLean proceeded to provide background and context on the matter and presented a summary of the events that have taken place leading up to today. He presented three options that JLAG has suggested to resolve the matter: #1–revoke the building permit and order the demolition of the building, #2–instruct the owner to submit an application for land division (severance), or #3–a site-specific rezoning (to allow two dwelling units on a single property).
In conclusion, Mr. McLean requested that the Municipality identify a councillor “to take ownership of this matter” and communicate with JLAG to work towards a resolution. Mr. McLean explained that he wishes the resolution be reached in a timely manner as he does not want to have to give the same presentation to the 2022-2026 Council.
Mr. Bill Manderson asked Council and Staff if he could express a few words which included his dissatisfaction with the Municipality’s communication efforts with JLAG and the adverse effects that are affecting neighbouring properties.
With no questions or comments from Council, Mayor McIver thanked Messrs. McLean and Manderson.
Delegation #2
Brian McHattie- Northern Bruce Peninsula Sustainable Tourism Plan (NBPSTP) Steering Committee
RE: Request for Council to endorse the NBPSTP and to work with the Steering Committee
Mr. McHattie was welcomed to the Council meeting and thanked Mayor McIver for the opportunity to appear. He presented a quote that he believes represents the economic, social and environmental impacts on sustainable tourism. He stated that creativity is key in finding new solutions. In regards to a sustainable economy, Mr. McHattie said that there is a need to focus on finding ways to capture more money and jobs which includes focusing on multi-day visitors to the area rather than day trippers.
Sustainable environment was addressed by Mr. McHattie where he emphasized the importance of long-term thinking and using Parks Canada to manage visitors. He then addressed the concept of sustainable community lifestyle changes that accompany high tourist volumes. Mr. McHattie said that busy areas need to be better managed, a short-term rentals by-law needs to be established and local taxpayers’ contributions could be offset by visitor contributions, such as implementing a municipal accommodation tax.
Mr. McHattie requested that Council adopt the sustainable tourism plan, establish a Tourism Advisory Committee and apply for funding to help in the hiring of a tourism manager. He then explained product development recommendations, including developing new sustainable tourism attractions, helping scale up less visited attractions and link with others close by. He indicated that Parks Canada has offered to lead visitor use management. Mr. McHattie also touched on pedestrian amenities.
Councillor Golden expressed the following points with respect to the delegation:
-has a concern as she is unsure if adopting the sustainable tourism plan would place the responsibility on the Municipality, and further that it may not be part of the Municipality’s mandate to manage tourism
-streetscaping in Tobermory’s downtown core may be best addressed after Peacock’s Foodland is relocated
-the Municipality should not collect tourism tax, whether it is voluntary or not.
-short-term rentals will be addressed
-Safe Communities and the MTO are focusing on traffic safety
-the Ferndale Park and Information Centre could be better utilized
-does not support adding another municipal employee for one industry
-Parks Canada is the best opportunity for educating visitors
In response to Councillor Golden’s opinions, Mr. McHattie requested that Council adopt the plan as a lot of hard work had gone into its creation. He also said that Council members are some of the most important leaders in the community; therefore, it should be the Municipality’s responsibility to manage tourism.
Councillor Myles quoted an article that was circulated to Council by Mrs. Standen: “a good plan underway is better than a perfect plan that never gets off the ground”. She stated that the plan is a good starting point and a proactive approach is the best approach.
Mayor McIver said the establishment of a Tourism Advisory Committee is a good idea. Council agreed to discuss this matter further during the December 18, 2018 Special Council Meeting.

  1. Building Department Report No. BD 18-18
    RE: November 2018 Building Report
    Councillor Myles requested to have a five-year comparison report be brought to Council at year-end.
    Moved by M. Myles Resolution #29-03-2018 Seconded by L. Golden
    THAT Council receives Chief Building Official Report No. BD 18-18, relating to the November 2018 Building Report, as information.
  2. Parks and Facilities Supervisor Report No. FS 18-04
    RE: Policies and Agreements
    Councillor Myles questioned the method used for evaluating policies. Mr. Tigert said that a survey is utilized. Councillor Myles recommended that on online feedback form be made available for Staff to evaluate findings at year-end. Mrs. Standen noted that a disclaimer should be added to the form regarding the collection of personal information.
    Council briefly debated the policy regarding the length of trailers permitted in the campground. Deputy Mayor Myles and Councillor Mielhausen informed Council they had each taken photographs of the campground to see if there were any opportunities to allow for the location of larger trailers. Councillor Myles stated “there is no sense in changing something that is not broken” in regards to the campground policy and Deputy Mayor Myles expressed that it would be “taking away from the people” by allowing larger trailers at the campground.
    Councillor Myles mentioned that she had noticed in various policies and agreements sections regarding smoking regulations. Mr. Tigert said that he has been in contact with the Grey Bruce Health Unit and he used the wording they had provided. Mr. Tigert stated that there is a 20-metre setback required from the property lines of any recreational facility such as playgrounds, skate park and arena.
    Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #29-04-2018 Seconded by M. Myles
    THAT Council receives Facilities Department Report FS 18-04 as it relates to the proposed 2019 Harbours and Campground Handbooks and Agreements, and Facility Rental Agreements, as Information; and
    THAT Council approves the 2019 Tobermory Harbour – Policy Handbook and Agreement for Seasonal Boaters; and
    THAT Council approves the 2019 Lions Head Harbour – Policy Handbook and Agreement for Seasonal Boaters; and
    THAT Council approves the 2019 Lions Head Beach Campground – Policy and Registration for Seasonal Campers, and Policy for Transient Campers; and
    THAT Council approves the 2019 Rental Agreements for the; Tobermory Community Centre, Lindsay Hall, Ferndale Information Building, Lions Head Community Centre/Arena, Lions Head Rotary Hall, and the Ferndale and Lions Head Pavilions, Ferndale and Tobermory Ball Diamonds and Tobermory Concession Stand.
  3. Treasury Department Report No. TR 18-11
    RE: OPP Annual Billing Statement
    Moved by D. Myles Resolution #29-05-2018 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
    That Council receives Treasurer’s Report TR18-11 regarding the 2019 OPP Annual Billing Statement.
  4. Treasury Department Report No. TR 18-12
    RE: Municipal Funding Policy
    Council discussed the amount of funding groups are able to request in light of the current $2,000.00 maximum request.
    Moved M. Myles Resolution #29-06-2018 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
    THAT Council receives the 2019 Draft Municipal Funding Policy and application form as information.
  5. Treasury Department Report No. TR 18-13
    RE: By-law to Provide for the Levy and Collection of an Interim Tax
    Mrs. Shearer advised that the interim tax billing has been divided into two installments to alleviate the burden of one bill due at the end of February.
    Moved by M. Myles Resolution #29-07-2018 Seconded by L. Golden
    That Council receives Treasurer’s Report TR18-13 as information; and
    That By-law No. 2019-01 be presented and considered for passage at the Regular Meeting of Council on January 14, 2019.
  6. Treasury Department Report No. TR 18-14
    RE: J. C. Buckley Memorial Trust
    Moved by D. Myles Resolution #29-08-2018 Seconded by M. Myles
    THAT Council receives Treasurer’s Report TR18-10 regarding the J. C. Buckley Memorial Trust and authorizes staff to advertise Council’s intention to dissolve the Trust and transfer the funds to the Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula to include in their student award program.
  7. Treasury Department Report No. TR 18-17
    RE: 2019 Budget Timetable
    Staff informed Councillor Myles that the date for the municipal funding presentations is March 11, 2018 and the deadline for budget comments is January 31, 2018.
    Moved by L. Golden Resolution #29-09-2018 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
    That Council receives Treasurer’s Report TR18-17 as information regarding preparation of the 2019 Budget and approves the proposed timetable.
  8. Deputy Clerks Department Report No. DC 18-19
    RE: Municipal Emergency Control Group By-law Update
    Moved by D. Myles Resolution #29-10-2018 Seconded by M. Myles
    THAT Council receives Deputy Clerk Report DC 18-19 as information with respect to the Municipal Emergency Control Group by-law updates; and
    THAT Council, pending discussions and comments from today’s review, recommends that By-law No. 2019-06 being a by-law to appoint a Municipal Emergency Control Group for the Emergency Management Program, as presented, be adopted at the second Council meeting in January, 2019.
  9. Clerks Department Report No. 18-51
    RE: Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Process
    Moved by M. Myles Resolution #29-11-2018 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
    THAT Council considers the re-establishment of the following ad hoc committees and associated Terms of Reference:
  10. Cemetery Committee (Councillor Mielhausen appointed as Council representative)
  11. Chi Cheemaun Festival Committee (Deputy Mayor Myles appointed as Council representative)
  12. Ad Hoc Museum Committee (Councillor Golden appointed as Council representative)
  13. National Parks Community Committee (deferred to December 18, 2018 Special Council Meeting for discussion)
  14. Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee (decision held in abeyance pending the Clerk contacting the Site Chief at Grey Bruce Health Services, Lion’s Head)
  15. Property Standards Committee (no Council representative necessary)
  16. Waste Diversion Group (renamed the Waste Management and Diversion Group) (Councillor Myles appointed as Council representative)
  17. Economic Development Committee (deferred to December 18, 2018 Special Council Meeting for discussion)
    AND THAT Council approves the following process for recruitment, selection and appointment to the various ad hoc committees noted above as well as for positions such as municipal investigators (livestock valuers), fence viewers and pound keepers:
  18. inquiries will be forwarded to all 2014-2018 Committee members to determine whether those individuals wish to apply for the 2018-2022 term
  19. the Municipal Ad placed in the Bruce Peninsula Press will advise of vacancies on the applicable ad hoc committees and the application process
  20. a posting will be placed on the Municipal website advising of vacancies on the applicable ad hoc committees and the application process
  21. applicants will be advised that all applications will form part of the published Council agenda
    AND THAT Council representative(s) be appointed by resolution at the next regular meeting of Council on Monday, January 14, 2018 to the following Committees:
  22. Parks Advisory Committee (Councillor Golden appointed as Council representative)
  23. Tobermory Chamber of Commerce (Councillor Myles appointed as Council representative)
  24. Multi-Municipal Wind Turbine Working group (Deputy Mayor Myles and Councillor Mielhausen appointed as Council representatives and Mayor McIver as alternate)
  25. Regional Source Protection Management Committee (Mayor McIver and Councillor Myles appointed as Council representatives)
  26. Bruce Peninsula Safe Communities Committee (Councillor Golden appointed as Council representative)
    AND THAT Council supports the appointment of a citizen member to the Multi-Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group (MMWTWG) and that the same process be followed to recruit, select and appoint that individual;
    AND THAT by-laws be approved at the regular meeting of Council on Monday, January 14, 2018 appointing all members of Council to fill the capacities noted below:
  27. Committee of Adjustment (By-law No. 2019-03 enclosed)
  28. NBP Drinking Water Source Protection Committee (members of Council assume this role) (By-law No. 2019-04 enclosed)
    AND THAT Council acknowledges the appointment of Patricia Greig to the Niagara Escarpment Commission effectively from July 22, 2015 to July 21, 2019.
    AND THAT the Clerk be instructed to proceed accordingly.
  29. Clerks Department Report No. C 18-52
    RE: Rescheduling of Regular Council Meetings for 2019
    Moved by D. Myles Resolution #29-12-2018 Seconded by L. Golden
    THAT Council authorizes the rescheduling of the following regular 2019 Council meetings:
    Regularly Scheduled Date Rescheduled Date

1 Monday, January 28, 2019 Monday, January 21, 2019

2 Monday, February 25, 2019 Tuesday, February 19, 2019

3 Monday, December 23, 2019 Monday, December 16, 2019

4 Monday, April 22, 2019 Tuesday, April 23, 2019

5 Monday, October 14, 2019 Tuesday, October 15, 2019

6 Monday, November 11, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019

AND THAT public notice of same be provided accordingly.
There was a break in the Council Meeting at 3:15 p.m. and the Council Meeting reconvened at 3:17 p.m.

  1. Clerks Department No. C 18-53
    RE: Request to purchase Municipally-owned lands deemed as surplus Lot 12, Registered Plan 3M-164 Cape Hurd Road
    Roll No. 680 004 003120000
    PIN 33103-0046 (LT)
    Mrs. Standen informed Council that the 2014-2018 Council requested an evaluation of all Municipally-owned lands. She noted that the Municipally has over 300 parcels. As a result of that evaluation, Council decided to declare four (4) parcels as surplus. She further said that Lot 12, Registered Plan 3M-164 was offered for sale in 2016; however, the only offer received as a result of that process was declined by Council as it was less than the appraised value. Mrs. Standen indicated that the purchaser of the property will be responsible for all applicable costs relating to the offer and sale (appraisal fee, advertising, legal costs, etc.) pursuant to the by-law regulating the sale and disposition of land).
    Moved by M. Myles Resolution #29-13-2018 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
    THAT Council supports the Clerk proceeding with the process established in By-law No. 2016-05, being a by-law to establish a policy governing the sale and disposition of land in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, as it relates to lands legally described as Lot 12, Registered Plan 3M-164, located fronting on Cape Hurd Road, and deemed as surplus by way of Resolution #29-15-2015 on December 21, 2015.
  2. Clerks Department Report No. C 18-57
    RE: Consideration to Amend Schedule A (Legend C) of By-law No. 2018-13 Establishment of retention periods for certain documents and records to be kept by the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula
    Moved by L. Golden Resolution #29-14-2018 Seconded by M. Myles
    THAT Council supports the amend of Schedule A, Legend C, to By-law No. 2018-13 to specifically retain C03 and C06, all electronic agendas permanently.
  3. Clerks Department Report No. C 18-58
    RE: Niagara Escarpment Commission
    Request for Comments
    NEC File No. B/R/2018-2019/9178
    Related NEC File Nos. B/X/2018-2019/9181 and B/C/94-95/026
    Owner: Daryl Lemcke
    Part Lot 20, Concession 7, EBR, (Eastnor), 2609 Bruce Road 9
    Assessment Roll No. 620-8-35700
    Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #29-15-2018 Seconded by M. Myles
    THAT Council directs staff to submit to the Niagara Escarpment Commission, the Municipality’s position of no objection to the Development Permit application submitted by Daryl Lemcke, for property known as Part Lot 20, Concession 7, WBR, (Eastnor), and situated locally at 2609 Bruce Road 9, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, who is seeking approval to construct a one storey 1,745 square foot dwelling with a maximum height to peak of 16 feet and decommission/remove an existing sewage disposal system and replace with a new private sewage disposal system.
    Deputy Mayor Myles exited the Council meeting as she declared a conflict of interest with respect to Agenda Item #14, Request for Legal Opinion- Application for First Registration under the Land Titles Act.
  4. Clerks Department Report No. C 18-59
    RE: Request for Legal Opinion–Application for First Registration under the Land Titles Act
    Correspondence from Kevin Wahba, Barrister and Solicitor
  • Izaak De Rijcke Law Office dated November 14, 2018
    Lots 22 and 23, Plan 509, 79 McIvor Drive (#87 as stated on attached Document General BR137840)
    Moved by M. Myles Resolution #29-16-2018 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
    Councillor Myles stated that with no boundary disputes or supporting affidavit it would not make sense for Council to object based on the solicitor’s opinion.
  1. Accounts Payable Voucher
    RE: November 2018
    Councillor Golden inquired about the +$7,000 pavilion project charge. Mr. Jones advised that the project has already been completed; however, the cost was budgeted for 2019. She also asked about the generator for the Tobermory Community Centre installed by ACN Electric and asked if this installation has been completed. In regards to her inquiry on “maximum signs”, the Public Works Department is to respond.
    Deputy Mayor Myles inquired about the following items:
    -four payments each for $2,451.00 to the Minister of Finance (Councillor Golden confirmed that these fees are for truck licenses)
    -reason for the Public Works Administrative Assistant to have a cellphone. The CAO confirmed that Mr. Cameron, Public Works Manager, will provide a response to the cost fluctuation on Municipal cell phone bills. Mr. Jones replied that some cell phones are seasonal, some have data and some do not.
    -purchasing of snowmen for approximately $103.00 from Petty Cash. Mr. Jones informed Deputy Mayor Myles that they were purchased for the Christmas Party and auctioned off with funds raised being donated to the Fire Department to be allocated to the Toy Drive.
    -purchase of two new cell phones, with one being twice the price of the other. Mr. Jones stated that one phone would be more enhanced than the other.
    The Deputy Mayor requested that purchases be made locally whenever possible.
    Moved by M. Myles Resolution #29-17-2018 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
    THAT Council receives Accounts Payable Voucher, November 2018, in the amount of $877,232.24.
  2. Ad Hoc Museum Committee Minutes
    RE: Meeting No. 18-07, October 16, 2018
    Moved by L. Golden Resolution #29-18-2018 Seconded by M. Myles
    THAT Council does hereby adopt the Ad Hoc Museum Committee Minutes dated October 16, 2018, as circulated, and approves all actions contained therein; and
    THAT the Ad Hoc Museum Committee will make a request to the new term of Council to establish a Committee consisting of eight (8) members plus one (1) Council Representative, equalling a total of nine (9) members for the upcoming 2018-2022 term of Council.
    Councillor Golden presented a Notice of Motion to be brought forward at the January 14, 2018 Council meeting. The notice of motion was read aloud by Councillor Golden as follows: “THAT Council hold Committee of the Whole Meetings on the third Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. until such time as they are deemed unnecessary by Council.”
    Councillor Myles informed Council that she attended the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation Municipal Forum where they discussed a Coastal Action Plan and Lake Huron Action Management Plan. She stated that our Municipality has more Lake Huron coastline than any other municipality. Councillor Golden asked Councillor Myles if there was any information presented that relates to the Zoning By-law. Councillor Myles indicated they spoke on the impact of climate change and the increase in frequent heavy precipitation events and flooding. She further noted that, without a conservation authority having jurisdiction in the Municipality, it places more responsibility on other ways to protect lands.
  3. The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command- 5th Annual Military Service Recognition Book- Request for support
    Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #29-19-2018 Seconded by M. Myles
    THAT Council supports placing a ¼ page full colour advertisement at a cost of $570.00 plus tax in the Royal Canadian Legion’s 6th Annual Military Service Recognition Book.
  4. Sylvia Plester-Silk- Barrow Bay Property Owners Association- Request for Letter of Support for Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program Grant- Mr. Jones is to prepare a support letter for the Barrow Bay Property Owners Association
  5. Mark Northeast- Concern Over Bass Road Beach Item #2 on the December 3, 2018 Agenda- noted and filed
  6. Karen Pal- Request for Council to Issue a Statement of Objection to the Application for First Registration of 79 McIvor Drive- noted and filed
  7. Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation- Request for Guardian Angel donation for a new MRI machine- Council to consideration for the 2019 budget
  8. Margaret Vogel- Congratulations and a quick note about rental regulation- noted and filed
  9. Ken Campbell- Concerns with criteria and decisions regarding road maintenance, specifically Dyers Bay Road and Johnson’s Harbour Road- refer to Public Works Department to reply and cc to Council
  10. Sheila Peacock- Thank you for the generous use of the Tobermory Community Centre- Request for the lights to be connected for the next holiday season in Tobermory- refer to Parks and Facilities and/or Public Works Department
  11. Bruce County Media Release- New Warden for Bruce County- Huron- Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan- noted and filed
  12. Rod Phillips- Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks- Approval of amended plan and assessment report- noted and filed
  13. Carl Seider- Drinking Water Source Protection- Notice of Source Protection Committee Vacancy and Opportunity to Jointly Nominate One Representative to Source Protection Committee- Mayor McIver noted that Mr. Seider would be coming as a delegation to the January 14, 2018 council meeting
  14. Drinking Water Source Protection- Source Protection Committee Minutes #77- June 22, 2018- noted and filed
  15. Safe Communities Bruce Peninsula- November 1, 2018 Minutes- noted and filed
  16. Safe Communities Bruce Peninsula- Report back to the community- What would it take to have a safe highway 6- noted and filed
  17. Nuclear Innovation Institute- Training a new generation- Skilled Trades Secretariat to ramp up in 2019- noted and filed
  18. AMO Communications- AMO Policy Update- Ontario Government Releases New Environment Plan for Consultation- noted and filed
  19. Steve Clark- Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing- Municipal Reporting Burden- noted and filed
  20. Steve Clark- Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing- congratulations on your success in the recent municipal elections- noted and filed
  21. Precipice- Newsletter of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy- Fall 2018 Number 44- noted and filed
  22. Lynn Szymezko- Amending the Renewable Energy Act- noted and filed
    Moved by D. Myles Resolution #29-20-2018 Seconded by L. Golden
    THAT the correspondence be received for information, as printed and circulated.
    Moved by D. Myles Resolution #29-21-2018 Seconded by S. Golden
    THAT the following listed by-law be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted:
    There is no Closed Session for Council Meeting No. 18-29, December 17, 2018.
    There is no Closed Session for Council Meeting No. 18-29, December 17, 2018.
    Moved by M. Myles Resolution #29-22-2018 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
    THAT the meeting adjourns at 3:49 p.m.