MNBP SPECIAL Council Meeting Minutes July 15, 2019: Dyers Bay Dock/Cabot Head Lighthouse

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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: Bill Jones, Chief Administrative Officer, Cathy Addison, Deputy Clerk, Wilf Barnes, Fire Chief
OTHERS PRESENT: Friends of Cabot Head (FOCH) Representatives
DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND GENERAL NATURE THEREOF
Mayor McIver called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and Council members were reminded to disclose any pecuniary interest and general nature thereof that may arise during the course of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Moved by L. Golden Resolution #21-01-2019 Seconded by D. Myles
THAT the content of the agenda be approved as presented. Carried
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
There are no Minutes to adopt for Special Council Meeting No. 19-21, July 15, 2019.
PUBLIC MEETING
There is no Public Meeting for Special Council Meeting No. 19-21, July 15, 2019.
DELEGATION
There is no Delegation for Special Council Meeting No. 19-21, July 15, 2019.
CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMSDyers Bay Dock
Council arrived at Dyers Bay dock at 9:23 a.m. and viewed the temporary repairs to the dock and Dock Lane resulting from one of the early spring storm surges. The following was noted by the Chief Administrative Officer:
-washout areas have been filled in on the Dock Lane
-two culverts have been installed to assist with run off
-Fisheries and Oceans – Small Craft Harbours are currently preparing a draft layout of the dock area
-cracked areas of the dock surface still require attention
Council then preceded to Cabot Head at 9:35 a.m.

Cabot Head Lighthouse
Upon arrival at the Cabot Head Lighthouse, Council was met by current and past Friends of Cabot Head (FOCH) executive members. Mayor McIver introduced Ron Wheeler and Ina Toxopeus.
Ron Wheeler, FOCH Vice-Chair, provided a tour following the site remediation initiated by DFO in 2019 to address the environmental contamination. The tour included the grounds, lighthouse and cottage area. The following areas of concern were noted:
general access to the property
FOCH declining membership, physical ability/assistance to continue and limited operating funds
outstanding repairs to certain areas following the remediation work
hydro to the site is very costly and hydro line maintenance is ongoing
repairs and maintenance required to the grounds, lighthouse, outdoor washrooms and cottage
FOCH may not have access to the site for another 4-6 weeks due to replacement of the navigation tower
Bill Jones, CAO, noted he received an email this morning from the agency doing the remediation project and a summary of deficiencies will be addressed next week.
Following the tour, a lengthy discussion ensued and the following was noted by FOCH:
their new mission – to promote awareness of the historical and geological uniqueness of the Cabot Head historical marine site as an ecologically sensitive site for tourism, recreation and education
recruiting members necessary
FOCH would be receptive to sub-lease agreement and/or partnership agreement
would like to see programming opportunities
still interested in sharing paid parking revenues with the Municipality
package promotions to site for activities like kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, etc.
endless possibilities but, in reality, it may require full-time position being created
search out partners for display opportunities
purchase of a laptop and access to PastPerfect to catalogue inventory on site
work with Peninsula and St. Edmunds Museum to share inventory for displays and resources
development of interactive displays
explore opportunities of providing a shuttle service and guided tours
remain committed to stewardship of the Cabot Head Lighthouse and site
At this time, Mayor McIver suggested focusing on an estimated figure to get the property reorganized and back to an appealing destination. Mr. Wheeler confirmed the need for a laptop, public toilet repairs and redoing plaques are necessities; however, until FOCH meet with representatives from Environmental Services and Contaminated Sites later this week, an estimate is unknown.
Mayor McIver thanked FOCH for the tour and advised that Council will be discussing the lease opportunities later this summer. Mayor McIver suggested, in the interim, if anyone has questions and/or concerns to contact the Chief Administrative Officer.
CORRESPONDENCE
There is no Correspondence for Special Council Meeting No. 19-21, July 15, 2019.
READING OF BY-LAWS
Moved by L. Golden Resolution #21-02-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
THAT the following listed by-law be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted:
2019-61 BEING A BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA HELD MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019. Carried
CLOSED SESSION
There is no Closed Session for Special Council Meeting No. 19-17, July 15, 2019.
RECONVENE FROM “CLOSED SESSION” TO RESUME COUNCIL MEETING
There is no Closed Session for Special Council Meeting No. 19-17, July 15, 2019.
ADJOURNMENT
Moved by D. Myles Resolution #21-03-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT the meeting adjourns at 11:48 a.m. Carried