MNBP Council Meeting Minutes February 11, 2019

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MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Milt McIver, Deputy Mayor Debbie Myles, Councillor Laurie (Smokey) Golden, Councillor James Mielhausen, Councillor Megan Myles 

STAFF PRESENT: Mary Lynn Standen, Clerk, Tessa Townson, Administrative Assistant, Cathy Addison, Deputy Clerk, Teresa Shearer, Treasurer, Troy Cameron, Public Works Manager, Wilf Barnes, Fire Chief, Marshall Tigert, Facilities Supervisor 

OTHERS PRESENT: Griffin Salen, Blue Heron Tours, Don Wilkes, Tobermory Tennis Club, Noreen Steinacher, Tobermory Meeting Place, Bill and Lynn Rusk, Badge of Life Canada, Ross Slaughter, GSS Engineering 

DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

Mayor McIver called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m. and Council members were reminded to disclose any pecuniary interest that may arise during the course of the meeting. 

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #03-01-2019 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT the content of the agenda be approved, as presented. 

Carried

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

Re: Council Meeting No. 19-02, January 21, 2019

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #03-02-2019 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT the minutes of Council Meeting No. 19-02, January 21, 2019 be approved as printed and circulated. 

Carried

PUBLIC MEETING

There is no Public Meeting for Council Meeting No. 19-03, February 11, 2019.

DELEGATION

Delegation #1

Griffin Salen- Blue Heron Tours 

RE: request for agreement to lease the Tobermory Airport to Blue Heron Tours for helicopter tour operations for 3-5 years

Mayor McIver welcomed Mr. Salen and he in turn, thanked Council for the opportunity to present at the meeting and began his presentation by requesting a 3-5 year lease of the Tobermory Airport for Blue Heron Tours to operate. 

Mr. Salen outlined the operations of Blue Heron Tours (BHT). He noted that BHT has been operating for two (2) seasons out of the Tobermory Airport noting a maximum of three (3) passengers can ride at a time, tours are offered at lengths of 12, 20, 30 and 60 minutes and 300 sight seeing flights have been flown to date (not including private flights).

In regards to the airport operations, Mr. Salen informed that passengers drive themselves to the airport after purchasing tickets from the downtown Tobermory location or with a reservation, then passengers receive a safety briefing, the helicopter departs and then after landing, passengers are escorted off the apron area. Mr. Salen displayed an aerial photo of the Tobermory Airport with the takeoff location marked. 

Airport departures and approaches were discussed by Mr. Salen. He indicated that pilots must take off and land into the wind, but large cross winds do occur in this location. He noted that they gain altitude as fast as possible and it is not best practice to move vertically in the helicopter. The flights cruise at an altitude of approximately 1500 feet above ground level. 

Councillor Golden questioned if Mr. Salen had considered moving the take-off location to the south end of the runway to further avoid interfering with neighbouring properties. Mr. Salen explained that this location would not be ideal as it is not good to have people and vehicles coming down an active runway when other traffic could be landing. 

Mr. Salen displayed a helicopter take-off profile. 

Mr. Salen then presented the tour flight paths. He said that BHT has three (3) flight paths that are used for the majority of their 12, 20 and 30-minute tours. He mentioned that they try to vary the flights when possible to avoid repetitive flights over the same area; however, most flights are over water and unpopulated areas flying at approximately 1500 feet above ground level, which was increased in 2018 from 1000 feet. Mr. Salen stated that BHT’s busiest day flew fourteen (14) flights, BHT operates at 150 days a season with approximately two (2) flights a day. 

Mr. Salen outlined his request to Council to enter into a 3-5 year lease contract between NBP and BHT of a facility lease from May 1-October 31 at the 2018 lease rate. He further requested operating hours be consistent with Transport Canada regulations being 30 minutes before dawn and 30 minutes after dusk. He indicated that sunset flights are in high demand and he would like to be able to accommodate that. Mr. Salen stated that he turned away close to twenty (20) sunset flights last year due to Council’s previous restrictions.

Councillor Mielhausen asked Mr. Salen if the majority of his flights occur on weekends. Mr. Salen said that, during the summer months, his flights occur weekdays and weekends with little demand for early flights.

Councillor Myles questioned the amount of days that BHT would have 10 or more flights. Mr. Salen said likely less than ten (10) days a season. Councillor Myles asked Mr. Salen for the total amount of flights. Mr. Salen stated that there are 300 flights plus additional private flights of approximately 20. 

Councillor Mielhausen questioned if BHT may be interfering with residents. Mr. Salen said that BHT just makes one pass over the area so nobody is getting lapped over both directions of the flight and also that he has received positive feedback after increasing the elevations. Mr. Salen showed Council his plans for 2019 to further avoid populated areas on certain flights.

Councillor Salen requested some indication from Council as to if BHT can operate this upcoming 2019 season. Councillors Golden and Mielhausen said that they support BHT operating. Mayor McIver advised that Mr. Jones, CAO, will bring back a report to Council and Council will be in touch with Mr. Salen in regards to term of lease, sunset flights, and operational hours. 

Councillor Myles requested that BHT and the Municipality maintain a collaborative relationship as the Municipality does not have the capacity to enforce the Agreement at all times. 

Mrs. Standen, Clerk, noted that the CAO will present a report at the March 11, 2019 Council Meeting. 

Mayor McIver thanked Mr. Salen for his presentation.

Delegation #2

Don Wilkes- Tobermory Tennis Club 

RE: request for the Tobermory tennis court to be made operational and a new surface be installed

Mayor McIver welcomed Mr. Wilkes who stated that he is representing tennis players in the Tobermory area. He explained to Council that the Tobermory tennis court is in poor condition with major problems and most of the players have been using a private court for these reasons. Mr. Wilkes mentioned that the private court has been sold and is no longer available for use.

Mr. Wilkes outlined the issues with the municipal court. He stated that when the court was constructed the playing area was located too close to the fence rather than in the centre. He said that this leaves limited space to play and it should be shifted to the centre. Mr. Wilkes noted that the surface is coarse asphalt rather than fine asphalt and no maintenance has taken place on the court. 

Mr. Wilkes requested that the court be brought to the same standards as per the four (4) courts in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. He suggested this be done in three (3) stages: relocate the court to the centre of the fenced area, remove old net posts and install new posts and sleeves; resurface the court by a professional and paint; and lastly, repair the fence and install a gate. Mr. Wilkes estimated costs for the first stage at around $2000.00. He requested this be done this spring so the court would be operational for the upcoming season. 

Mayor McIver stated that Mr. Tigert, Facilities Supervisor will look into the project and determine associated costs for discussion at budget time. 

Councillor Golden expressed that Mr. Wilkes proposal is a great idea and she appreciates him bringing this to the attention of Council.

Delegation #3

Noreen Steinacher- Tobermory Meeting Place 

RE: request for Council to support the Recreation Facilities budget for the Tobermory Meeting Place

Mayor McIver welcomed Mrs. Steinacher. Mrs. Steinacher explained that the purpose of her presentation is to inform Council of the growth of the Tobermory Meeting Place (TMP) and its offerings, as well as to show the benefits of the TMP to the Municipality and residents. 

Mrs. Steinacher stated that the TMP acts as a community hub, a central access point for health and social services where they are listening and responding to community needs close to home. 

A timeline was presented by Mrs. Steinacher representing the growth of the TMP beginning in 2008 to becoming a charitable organization in 2015. She stated that the hub model is a good fit and many exterior and interior improvements are assets to the building. 

Mrs. Steinacher discussed the ways in which the TMP operates as “we host, we facilitate, we provide direct services and we partner”. She informed Council that they use a booking system managed by Ms. Jennifer Cuff; the TMP has several rooms available, like a fitness room, a lounge and a seminar room; and they book County services, such as, Healthy Smiles, which is a clinic coming four times a year to provide free dental cleaning for youth and children. 

Mrs. Steinacher began outlining the strategies of the TMP. The first strategy discussed was leisure and recreation. She mentioned the TMP has an open mic music program, exercise and fitness nights, a dance program (has a waiting list already) and the community park. 

The second strategy was children and youth. Mrs. Steinacher emphasized that the TMP is committed to youth and children and even though there are few around they deserve our attention. She listed the programs offered: SOAR Afterschool for 5-7 years, Youth Adventures for 8-15 years (has a great turn out) and gardening with children. 

Social support was the third strategy Mrs. Steinacher presented. She explained that there are no social support areas in the North Bruce. She mentioned that they strive to make the TMP building welcoming and accessible. She noted that when someone telephones 211, operators refer them to the TMP for assistance. Mrs. Steinacher spoke on the importance of addressing poverty in the NBP, as that can be a major concern for residents. Another TMP service mentioned by Mrs. Steinacher was income tax returns performed by trained volunteers.

Mrs. Steinacher stated the fourth strategy as food security. Services offered by the TMP include the food bank, community kitchens and food security initiatives. 

Mrs. Steinacher spoke on the future of the TMP. She stated that they wish to improve rural social support and food security, respond to new recreation and leisure needs, contribute to real change in social wellbeing, find sources of revenue to accommodate staff salary and identify long term sustainability. 

Councillor Golden congratulated Mrs. Steinacher and the TMP for their important work. 

Councillor Myles stated that the TMP has grown to be a model for organizations in terms of partnerships and addressing something that has yet to be addressed in NBP.

Mrs. Steinacher mentioned that the TMP will be speaking with the County to see if they would be able to provide any funding. She requested that Council continue to support the TMP in terms of the budget for the facility. 

Mayor McIver asked Mrs. Steinacher how the TMP raises funds. She said the spring concert and dance has been a successful way to raise funds and has taken place for four (4) years. Also, she mentioned there are five (5) organizations in NBP that raise money and donate every year to the TMP: The Health Services Auxiliary, the Outreach Community, the Tobermory United Church, the Food Bank and the Youth Committee. Mrs. Steinacher said that the United Way is the largest Grantor.

Mayor McIver thanked Mrs. Steinacher on behalf of the community for her work with the TMP. 

Delegation #4

Bill Rusk- Badge of Life Canada

RE: request for approval to work with the Lion’s Head Rotary Club for access for storage and use of the Rotary Hall to assist with delivery of our charitable programming

Mrs. Lynn Rusk began the presentation by stating that she and Mr. Bill Rusk have over 50 years of police background and the Badge of Life Canada helps first responders deal with health issues resulting from their duty. They began the program as a response to the increase in suicide statistics with first responders. Ms. Rusk noted that a program was established in 2017 where individuals would come to Lion’s Head for the weekend and participate in outdoor activity to move forward through trauma. The group would assist in providing employment to other agencies if attendees were looking for work; however, the group is looking for more space and have approached the Rotary Hall. 

Mrs. Rusk mentioned the first responder appreciation day barbeque that took place last year as a way to thank first responders for their services. 

Mrs. Rusk stated that the Rotary Hall would be used for yoga and meditation in the early mornings and extra space for storage is needed as well as the kitchen. 

Mr. Rusk shared that there is a First Nations story telling program offered which is a key takeaway for many in the program. He indicated that everyone involved in the program is a volunteer and 100% of the funds go back into the programs. He said that the current space being used in the United Church can be problematic when it becomes necessary to bump the program for funerals, etc. which take precedent. Mr. Rusk stated that there are more suicide deaths than death on duty with first responders. 

Councillor Myles said that the Badge of Life Canada is doing a great job in terms of making Lion’s Head a retreat destination in keeping with the community’s branding. 

Mayor McIver said that staff will discuss the request with Mr. and Mrs. Rusk and the Rotary Club and bring back the matter to Council as a report.

Councillor Golden said the group is doing terrific work and she is really impressed.

Ms. Rusk said that they have had local participants. Mr. Rusk emphasized that they like to feed the participants well as they usually are disconnected and do not eat well at home. They said the primary goal is suicide prevention.

Mrs. Standen, Clerk, said that Staff will come back with a report.

Delegation #5

Ross Slaughter- GSS Engineering 

RE: Class environmental assessment planning process- Isthmus Bay Road improvements

Mr. Slaughter was welcomed to the meeting and began his presentation on the Isthmus Bay Road improvements. 

Mr. Slaughter explained that this project has been ongoing since 2016. He read Resolution #18-03-2018 from the July 23, 2018 Council minutes where it was stated that Council is seeking public input in regards to Alterative 3A, the construction of a bike/walkway. 

Mr. Slaughter stated that there are problems with constructing a bike/walkway on the east side of the road as road allowances encroach on private property and vice versa. 

He proceeded to read aloud the summarized comments from the public meeting on August 11, 2018 as follows: out of 96 total respondents 6 residents had no decision, 50 chose design Alternative 3 (no pathway), 37 chose Design Alternative 3A (paved pathway) and 3 chose Design Alternative 3A (gravel pathway). 

Mr. Slaughter presented costs for Alternative 3 as approximately $1,474,088 and $1,750,765 for Alternative 3A. 

Mayor McIver asked Mr. Slaughter about the plan for the ditch. Mr. Slaughter said that there may be a depth of 1m at times. Mr. Cameron, Public Works Manager, stated that it will be more of a swale than a ditch and design alterations can be made to ensure the ditch is not very deep. 

Mayor McIver questioned if Mr. Cameron or Mr. Slaughter had received comments on how to proceed with walls that have been built or are existing. Mr. Cameron said that those areas will be looked at in further detail. 

Councillor Golden said that she has heard concerns with the bike/walkway. 

Councillor Myles stated that she has biked Isthmus Bay Road many times and with a low speed limit she does not experience any difficulty.

Messrs. Cameron and Slaughter said that the road can be widened to 6.5 metres with 1 metre shoulders on each side (gravel). 

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #03-03-2019 Seconded by M. Myles 

The following resolution was presented and read aloud by Mrs. Standen:

THAT Council selects the Preferred Alternative, Design Alternative 3 (no pathway), relating to the Isthmus Bay Road Project and directs that the project proceeds accordingly. 

Carried

Councillor Myles asked if there was any interest in expanding the water system. Mr. Cameron said that there was little interest. 

CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS

1. Fire Department Report No. FC 19-03 

RE: Fire and Fireworks Permit Online Proposal

Deputy Mayor Myles questioned if Council should ban private fireworks. Fire Chief Barnes said that some areas ban the sale of fireworks; however, he noted that you cannot prevent people from bringing them to the area. 

Councillor Myles asked if we were proposing free fire permits. Fire Chief Barnes said yes, the idea is not to make money but to know where the fire is taking place. He also noted that the program offers alerts to cell phones which will be very helpful for the Fire Department staff. 

Councillor Myles asked if the program offers other services. Fire Chief Barnes said that it does offer by-law services, such as dog licencing. 

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #03-04-2019 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives the Fire Chief’s Report FC 19-03, as information, regarding the proposal for a Fire and Fireworks Permit Online Service; and

THAT Council, pending discussions and comments from today’s review, recommends 

that the Fire Chief proceed to implement a burn permit management tool and auto-attendant phone system.

Carried

2. Municipal Law Enforcement Officer Report No. MLEO 19-02

RE: Being a By-law to Regulate Paid Parking and Control Traffic and more particularly the Parking, Stopping or Standing of Vehicles and the use of Municipal Parking Lots within the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula

Councillor Myles requested a breakdown of the usage from the different paid parking machines. 

Mrs. Hopkins, By-law Enforcement Officer, said that changes to the by-law included numbering and ordering of the machines.

A correction was pointed out on Schedule A where “south of” will be corrected to “south on” on all applicable fields.

Councillor Myles mentioned changing the parking limit from two (2) hours to three (3) hours in Lion’s Head to be consistent with Tobermory regulations. 

Mrs. Hopkins, By-law Enforcement Officer, stated that enforcement of the time limit can be an issue at times and she does need to have the fines in place soon. 

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #03-05-2019 Seconded by D. Myles

THAT Council receives and supports MLEO 19-02 Report as it relates to the By-law to Regulate Paid Parking and the Control of Traffic and more particularly the Parking, Stopping or Standing of Vehicles and the use of the Municipal Parking Lots within the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula; as amended. 

AND THAT Council will give consideration to passage of By-law No. 2019-07 at its regular Council meeting on March 11, 2019.

Carried

3. Building Department Report No. BD 19-02 

RE: January 2019 Building Report

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #03-06-2019 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council receives Chief Building Official Report No. BD 19-02, relating to the January 2019 Building Report, as information.

Carried

4. Treasury Department Report No.TR 19-03 

RE: Parking Ticket Payment Service

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #03-07-2019 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives Treasurer’s Report TR19-03 as information regarding a parking ticket payment service; and

THAT Council authorizes staff to enroll in Payticket.ca to allow online payment of parking tickets through this service.

Carried

5. Treasury Department Report No. TR 19-04 

RE: Establish a Paid Parking Reserve

Councillor Golden said that it is a good idea to set the money aside for an investment later in Tobermory as we have now seen two (2) years of revenue. 

Council mentioned that this topic could be discussed at one of the planned Special Council Meetings. She further stated that water service extension options need to be addressed by Council with current costing and associated statistics. 

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #03-08-2019 Seconded by M. Myles 

That Council receives Treasurer’s Report TR19-04 regarding the By-law Enforcement revenue and expenses for 2018; and

That Council authorizes the transfer of surplus funds to a Paid Parking Reserve for future capital expenditures related to increased tourism in Tobermory.

Carried

6. Clerks Department Report No. C 19-06 

RE: Zoning By-law Amendment 

Owner: Barry S. Hepburn

Agent: Bev Nicolson

Part Lot 40, Concession 4, EBR, Part 3, Plan 3R-3226, (Eastnor)

87 Caudle Sideroad

Bruce County File No. Z-72-18.62 

Roll No. 4109 620 006 05505

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #03-09-2019 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council supports the passage of By-law No. 2019-11, being a by-law to amend the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2002-54, as amended, as it relates to property legally described as Part Lot 40, Concession 4, EBR, Part 3, Plan 3R-3226, (Eastnor), and located at 87 Caudle Sideroad, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. The amendment is required to rezone the subject land from RU1 General Rural and EH Environmental Hazard to RU1-11-2019 General Rural Special and EH Environmental Hazard to add the permitted use of a contractors yard and reduce the interior side yard setback from the 10 m requirement to 5 m. The owner has executed a Site Plan Control Agreement with respect to the subject property. 

AND THAT Council will consider passage of By-law No. 2019-11 at its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Carried 

7. Clerks Department Report No. C 19-07 

RE: Owners/Applicants: June Wenn c/o David Harold Wenn, Power of Attorney and Raymond and Judith Hunt

Agent: Kristi Sargeant-Kerr

File No.: B-1-19.68 (Consent)

67 Eagle Road (Lot 22, Plan 623) – 4109 680 003 14702

71 Eagle Road (Lot 21, Plan 623) – 4109 680 003 14700

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #03-10-2019 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council supports Clerk Report C 19-07 as it relates to Consent File No. B-1-19.68 submitted by the agent, Kristi Sargeant-Kerr, on behalf of the owners of the properties, June Wenn (c/o David Harold Wenn, Power of Attorney) and Raymond and Judith Hunt and legally described as Lot 21, Plan 623, (St. Edmunds), located at 71 Eagle Road – Assessment Roll No. 4109 680 003 14700 and Lot 22, Plan 623, (St. Edmunds), – Assessment Roll No. 4109 680 003 14702 located 67 Eagle Road. It is the intention of the application to establish access easements to formalize an existing shared laneway which was constructed in 1986. 

AND FURTHER THAT the consent shall be, if granted, subject to imposition of the following conditions:

1. THAT a surveyor’s drawing be completed and a copy filed with the Clerk, the Registrar and two copies filed with the Approval Authority for the County of Bruce.

2. THAT, pursuant to Section 53(42) of The Planning Act, the Certificate of Consent be affixed to the deed within one (1) year of the giving of the Notice of Decision.[NOTE: Section 53(43) of The Planning Act, 1990, as amended, requires that the transaction approved by this consent must be carried out within two (2) years of the issuance of the certificate–ie. stamping of the deed].

3. THAT the applicant pays the applicable County of Bruce consent certification fee at the time of certification of the deeds. 

4. THAT the Municipality provides written confirmation to the Approval Authority that the Municipal conditions as imposed herein have been fulfilled.

5. THAT, for Part 1, the transfer easement shall set out the dominant lands as Lot 22, Plan 623 (67 Eagle Road) and, for Part 2, the transfer easement shall set out the dominant lands as Lot 21, Plan 623 (71 Eagle Road).

6. THAT the applicants’ solicitor(s) submits both deeds for certification to the Approval Authority at the same time and that the Approval Authority apply certification to all deeds consecutively.

Carried

8. Clerks Department Report No. C 19-09

RE: Request to purchase Municipally-owned lands 

Lot 136, Plan 571

Dorcas Bay Road (adjacent to #698)

Roll No. 680 002 25208

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #03-11-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council defers determining whether it is desirable and appropriate to deem the lands legally described as Lot 136, Plan 571 and situated locally on Dorcas Bay Road (adjacent to #698) as surplus to its needs;

AND THAT Council will undertake a site inspection of the subject property at such time as the Special Meeting of Council (for the purposes of the Annual Road Tour) is scheduled in the spring of 2019;

AND THAT Council, following the site inspection, will advise Ms. Karen Phillips what the Municipality’s intentions are in regards to her request to purchase the subject property. 

Deferred 

9. Clerks Department Report No. C 19-10

RE: Zoning By-law Amendment 

Owner: Escarpment Heights Inc.

Agent: Adam Robins

Part Farm Lot 4, W/S Bury Road, Plan Bury as in R379962,

(St. Edmunds)

17 Hay Bay Road

Bruce County File No. Z-45-18.68 

Roll No. 4109 680 004 0700000

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #03-12-2019 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council supports the passage of By-law No. 2019-13, being a by-law to amend the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2002-54, as amended, as it relates to property legally described as Part Farm Lot 4, W/S Bury Road, Plan Bury as in R379962, (St. Edmunds) and located at 17 Hay Bay Road, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. The amendment is required to rezone the subject land from RCM-i Rural Commercial and Industrial Special Zone to RCM-i-13-2019 Rural Commercial and Industrial Special Zone to limit the permitted uses to fish net construction and/or repair and a parking lot only, establish the minimum width for 90-degree parking spaces at 2.7 metres and establish a minimum manoeuvring aisle width for 90-degree parking spaces at 7.5 metres. 

AND THAT Council acknowledges that the owner has executed a Site Plan Control Agreement with respect to the subject property. 

AND THAT Council will consider passage of By-law No. 2019-13 at its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Carried

10. Clerks Department No. C 19-11

RE: Municipal Office Closure – 2019 Christmas Holidays

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #03-13-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT Council supports the closure of the Municipal Office during the 2019 Christmas Holidays from Monday, December 23, 2019 to and including Friday, December 27, 2019;

AND THAT Council supports the return to regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Municipal Office on Monday, December 30, 2019 and Tuesday, December 31, 2019;

AND THAT Council acknowledges that Wednesday, January 1, 2020 is a statutory holiday. Carried

11. Accounts Payable Voucher 

RE: January 2019

Councillor Golden questioned if the Municipality would make back money spent on Lakewood insurance. Mrs. Shearer, Treasurer said that yes it would be accumulated as it is user-paid. 

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #03-14-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council receives approved Accounts Payable Voucher, January 2019, in the amount of $817,353.90.

Carried

OTHER BUSINESS 

Mayor McIver advised that Bruce County passed their budget with a 4.42% levy increase and 1.3% growth in the County with a tax rate of 3.12%. 

Mayor McIver informed Council to visit the Bruce County website specifically Community Housing Registry waitlist under human services. Councillor Golden emphasized that the community housing in Tobermory has not been maintained well. 

Councillor Myles discussed the past ROMA conference that Council members attended. Mayor McIver thanked Councillor Myles for the delegation she presented. 

Councillor Golden requested that the Johns Lane matter be revisited for disposition. Council directed that this matter be discussed on the February 19, 2019 agenda.

CORRESPONDENCE

1. Niagara Escarpment Commission- Bruce County should put forward the names of at least three individuals whom you wish to be considered for appointment by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to the NEC- Deputy Mayor Myles, Councillors Myles and Golden put their names forward for consideration 

2. Jason Austen- request for consideration to re-open to make minor adjustments to the existing environmental assessment regarding the North Shore Trespass road project Barrow Bay- Public Works to bring back a report 

3. Bruce County- Intersection Pedestrian Signal at Webster Street and Main Street, Lion’s Head- more information to be brought back to Council 

4. Steve Clark, Minister- Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing- During ROMA conference, Premier Doug Ford made an announcement regarding issues surrounding joint and several liability- noted and filed 

5. Vic Fedeli- Ministry of Finance- tools now available to municipalities to address illegal cannabis stores- noted and filed 

6. Public Health Grey Bruce Health Unit- The Grey Bruce Health Unit Approach to Cannabis- recommended that GBHU template be referred to the Bruce County CAO cannabis working group 

7. Kathryn Enders- Ontario Farmland Trust’s Submission on Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018- noted and filed 

8. 2019 Farmland Forum- A Natural Systems Approach to Farmland Protection-March 28, 2019- noted and filed 

9. MPAC- Municipal Change Profile- Roll Based Edition- Estimated Growth- noted and filed 

10. Communities in Bloom Ontario- request for Council to consider adding one of the proven programs at Communities in Bloom Ontario to your community tool box as others have done before- a report to be brought back by the Clerk to the February 19, 2019 Council Meeting 

11. Bruce Power- Bruce Power delivers $200 million in efficiencies to electricity system- noted and filed 

12. Western Ontario Wardens Caucus- Warden Mitch Twolan elected Chair of Western Ontario Wardens Caucus- noted and filed

13. Bruce County- County of Bruce Planning and Development Committee Agenda- noted and filed

14. Business to Bruce- Bruce County Announces a Partnership with Ryerson University- Launches Entrepreneur Opportunity Network- noted and filed

15. Bruce County Media Release- Bruce County Announces Partnership with Ryerson University Launches Entrepreneur Opportunity Network- noted and filed

16. Bruce County- Media Release- Economic Impact of Tourism Study reveals 2.5 million people visited Bruce County in 2018, $299 million spent locally- noted and filed

17. John Dickert- Call for resolutions 2019- Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative- noted and filed

18. Bruce County- Media Release- Project Innovate- Driving Innovation in Bruce County wins Provincial Award of Excellence- noted and filed

19. Bruce County- Media Release- Bruce County Wins EDCO Award of Excellence for Paisley’s Spruce the Bruce Community Toolkit- noted and filed

20. Town of Georgina- request for consideration of the attached resolution indicating Council’s position strongly recommending that Schedule 10 of Bill 66 be immediately abandoned or withdrawn- noted and filed

21. Town of Orangeville- Resolution- January 14, 2019- noted and filed

22. City of Niagara Falls- Opting in to Allow Retail Cannabis Stores- noted and filed

23. United Counties of Prescott and Russell- supporting the resolution from the Town of Kearney regarding the creation, maintenance and general quality of the municipal voters list- noted and filed

24. Town of Shelburne- Resolution of support for Municipal Voters List- noted and filed

25. Town of Mono- Resolution supporting the Town of Kearney’s resolution regarding the inadequacy of the Municipal Voters List- noted and filed

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #03-15-2019 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT the correspondence be received for information, as printed and circulated.

Carried

READING OF BY-LAWS

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #03-16-2019 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT the following listed by-law be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted:

2019-08 A BY-LAW TO LICENCE AND REGULATE THE CARE AND CONTROL OF DOGS WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA

2019-09 BEING A BY-LAW TO RESTRICT THE WEIGHT OF VEHICLES PASSING OVER MUNICIPAL BRIDGES

2019-14 BEING A BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA HELD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Carried

Mayor McIver advised that Council was moving into Closed Session pursuant to Section 239(2) of The Municipal Act, 2001, S.O 2001, as amended, for the following reasons: b) personal matter about an identifiable individual including municipal or local board members and (k) a position, plan, procedure, criteria or instruction to be applied to any negotiations carried out or to be carried on by or on behalf of the municipality or local board (tax arrears)

CLOSED SESSION

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #03-17-2019 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council move into closed meeting at 4:31 p.m. pursuant to Section 239 of The Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, for the following reasons: b) personal matter about an identifiable individual including municipal or local board members and (k) a position, plan, procedure, criteria or instruction to be applied to any negotiations carried out or to be carried on by or on behalf of the municipality or local board (tax arrears)

Carried

RECONVENE FROM “CLOSED SESSION” TO RESUME COUNCIL MEETING

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #03-18-2019 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council reconvenes from Closed Session and resumes the Council meeting at 4:42 p.m.

Carried 

Mayor McIver reported out that staff was given instruction to proceed accordingly.

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #03-19-2019 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT the meeting adjourns at 4:43 p.m.

Carried