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, Mary Lynn Standen, Clerk, Cathy Addison, Deputy Clerk, Tessa Townson, Administrative Assistant, Teresa Shearer, Treasurer, Marshall Tigert, Facilities Supervisor, Troy Cameron, Public Works Manager, Wendy Elliott, Chief Building Official
OTHERS PRESENT: John Festarini, Parks Canada, Katherine Patterson, Parks Canada, Barney Hopkins, Claudio D’Arcangelo, Lakewood Preservation Partnership Non-Profit Corp., Jack Van Dorp, Bruce County Planning
DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND GENERAL NATURE THEREOF
Mayor McIver called the meeting to order at 1:25 and Council members were reminded to disclose any pecuniary interest and general nature thereof that may arise during the course of the meeting.
Councillor Myles declared a conflict of interest in respect to Agenda Item #4, Facilities Supervisor Report No. 19-12, in regards to Arena Concession Booth Operations Request for Proposal (RFP) at the Lion’s Head & District Community Centre and Arena, because she works with the Easy Farm/common law partner who has submitted a bid for the RFP.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Moved by L. Golden Resolution #24-01-2019 Seconded by D. Myles
THAT the content of the agenda be approved as presented. Carried
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
Re: Council Meeting No. 19-22, July 22, 2019
Deputy Mayor Myles stated that Mayor McIver did not report out after the July 22, 2019 Council Meeting.
Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #24-02-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT the minutes of Council Meeting No. 19-22, July 22, 2019 be approved as printed and circulated. Carried
PUBLIC MEETINGPublic Meeting
RE: Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment
File No. Z-33-19.62
Owner/Applicant: Xueqi Lin
625 Little Pike Bay Road
Mayor McIver welcomed Jack Van Dorp, Senior Planner with Bruce County Planning, to the meeting. Mr. Van Dorp provided a brief overview of the application. He explained that the new property owners want to rezone the property to RU1 (General Rural) as they do not intend on using the property for activities listed under permitted uses for the current zoning of Rural Commercial and Industrial, such as a welding shop.
The Planner advised that the Chief Building Official has recommended that the zoning amendment be deferred until such time as the owner has removed all plumbing from the accessory building, as accessory buildings are to be non-habitable and contain no plumbing.
Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #24-03-2019 Seconded by L. Golden
THAT the zoning by-law amendment Z-33-19.62 for the properties described as Concession 5 WBR Part Lot 15 RP 3R7037 Part 1 Part 2 be approved and the necessary by-law placed on an upcoming Council agenda for consideration of adoption once plumbing has been removed from the accessory building to the satisfaction of the building department. Carried
RE: Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment
File No. Z-35-19.66
Owners: Sara Jane Martin and Clinton Kay Martin Estate
Applicant/Agent: Michael Browne
Not yet assigned, Sadler Creek Road
Mr. Van Dorp presented the application to Council. He stated that the lands are currently zoned PD (Planned Development) and the re-zoning is required to permit a single-family detached dwelling and accessory buildings/structures. The proposed zoning is R2 (Resort Residential). He advised that a topographic survey and Environmental Impact Study (EIS) have both been completed. Mr. Van Dorp informed that no negative impacts are expected.
Fay Browne, daughter of the property owner, spoke to the application. Mrs. Browne indicated that Linda Sober, Senior Ecologist with SAAR Environmental Limited, conducted an EIS on the subject property and will be presenting her findings during the meeting. Mrs. Browne stated that they have met all requirements regarding the application and have undertaken all of the requested studies. She explained that she understands management and stewardship responsibilities and the proposed envelope encompasses a very small portion of the property. She referenced neighbouring properties that enjoy cottages with R2 zoning as her family should. Mrs. Browne requested that Council approve the rezoning application as her family has had the property for decades and wishes to build a home that they can enjoy while simultaneously protecting the environment.
Ms. Sober then presented her findings to Council regarding the subject property. She said that she has found rare species, such as Hill’s Thistle. She indicated that the Hill’s Thistle will not die, if the development is approved, based on her analysis and rather that those values can co-exist. Ms. Sober then spoke on the Massasauga Rattlesnake (EMR). Her findings concluded that the proposed development would not negatively affect the species based on the EMR’s daily range and location. In conclusion, she did not determine any negative impacts on the environmental aspects of the property based on the proposal.
Mr. Bob Barnett from the Escarpment Conservancy expressed concerns with the proposal. He advised that the Conservancy owns six (6) lots to the south of the subject property also containing Hill’s Thistle and EMR. Mr. Barnett stated that the Conservancy has acquired over 1000 acres of land to protect, the species found on the subject property are a globally rare phenomenon and he disagrees with Ms. Sober’s comments regarding the application. He requested to be part of all future discussions regarding the application.
Mr. Gord Edwards stated that he owns properties with wetlands where he chooses to pay tax to the Municipality and protect those lands as a legacy for his 11 grandchildren.
Mrs. Carol Porter presented her opinion on the proposal. She advised that she owns property nearby, she has viewed all public notices regarding the application and she is happy to see someone develop on Sadler Creek Road. Mrs. Porter stated that she wrote a letter of support regarding the application and most opposition submitted stems from Mr. Barnett’s actions. She said that she is very impressed with Ms. Sober’s EIS. Mrs. Porter concluded by stating that the Browne’s are going to love their habitat and accomplish what their family has been wishing to do for decades, build a home to enjoy.
Ms. Mary McDonald, a neighbouring property owner, spoke to stewardship and support of the Browne’s application. She stated that she has been living on a property that has many rare species while protecting them at the same time. Ms. McDonald said that she is certain that the owners will protect the lands and supports the application.
Councillor Myles advised that she believes in a holistic and integrative approach and living in harmony with the environment. She stated that she believes in being good stewards in any location and respects Ms. Sober’s EIS.
Mr. Van Dorp noted that he hopes to receive comments from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) at the earliest opportunity.
Mayor McIver requested a staff report on the application be brought before Council after comments are received from SON, then Council will make a decision on the application.
Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #24-04-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT Council receives this report for information and hold a public meeting pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act for the purpose of obtaining the views of the public with respect to the application.
THAT staff provides a report regarding the public meeting and a recommendation regarding the application at a subsequent meeting. Carried
Delegation #1- John Festarini, Parks Canada
RE: Parks Canada’s response to Council’s recent resolution regarding Parks Canada’s water lot in Big Tub Harbour and documentation supporting Parks Canada’s authority
Mayor McIver welcomed Katherine Patterson, Field Superintendent for Parks Canada and John Festarini, Acting Parks Superintendent for Bruce Peninsula National Park to the meeting. Ms. Patterson addressed the difference between navigation of waters and dockage. She stated that Parks Canada has sole authority for controlling docking activities at the water lot. Ms. Patterson indicated that Parks Canada is unable to provide documentation in regards to the Council resolution which requested written confirmation from Transport Canada that Parks Canada has authority to control navigable waters. She said that Parks Canada has never claimed to have authority of navigable waters; therefore, she cannot provide that documentation.
Ms. Patterson stated that Mr. Festarini has provided correspondence to Council that Parks Canada fully owns the water lot adjacent to Big Tub Harbour Resort as it was transferred to Parks Canada is 1999. She indicated that the dock is managed by third party operators who have licences of occupation from Parks Canada.
Ms. Patterson defined navigation as movement through waters and stated that Parks Canada has no authority to stop vessels from moving through the water lot.
She questioned if Council has considered dockage within Municipal harbours.
Ms. Patterson stated that she does not believe that Parks Canada has caused any harm to the successful growth of tour boat operations in Tobermory. She further stated that Parks Canada will not permit the mooring of commercial tour boats and the loading/unloading of passengers to/from same on bad weather days. Ms. Patterson said that, in any emergency situation, anyone in need of safety would be allowed to use the dock; however, Parks Canada is not permitting commercial vessels to load and unload on the dock at this time.
Councillor Golden stated that she does not believe that the documentation presented resolves the issue at hand and there are two (2) opposing legal opinions.
Councillor Golden then commented on the steady increase in visitors as a result of recent free access to Parks Canada and social media. She said that businesses have expanded to meet the demand by investing in parking lots, bathroom facilities and buses. Councillor Golden then mentioned the increase in visitors due to photos circulating of the Grotto, Flowerpot Island and shipwrecks, where visitors are expecting to have access to those features. She said that, when Parks Canada turns away visitors, the Municipality and local businesses struggle to accommodate that demand.
Councillor Golden questioned the moratorium over the shipwrecks and a quote from a letter from Siskinds Law Firm in regards to the amount of frequency of tour boats using Big Tub Harbour.
Ms. Patterson said that Parks Canada has not proactively advertised in a decade and has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars attempting to redirect visitors when their facilities are full. She indicated that Parks Canada does not feel a responsibility to accommodate for the demand the Bruce Peninsula faces. However, she said that Parks Canada takes accountability very seriously for the safety of their visitors as it would be irresponsible and dangerous to have more visitors in the park area than they can accommodate.
Councillor Golden advised that Council is trying to represent everybody equally without bias, they are committed to the best long-term interest in the community and the Municipality has the right to be involved in Parks Canada management.
Councillor Myles expressed that she does not support spending money on obtaining a legal opinion on this matter and she is satisfied with the information from Parks Canada. She said that she respects Parks Canada as a level of government and it would be beneficial to move on and work together towards the safety and sustainability of our community.
Ms. Patterson concluded by advising that there is no difference between the legal opinions from Parks Canada and Mr. Robins on the matter, as both opinions state that dockage is determined by ownership of the land upon which the land is located.
Mayor McIver thanked Ms. Patterson and Mr. Festarini for their time.
Delegation #2- Barney Hopkins
RE: request for Council to support Parks Canada in its efforts to prevent Bruce Anchor Cruises expanding its commercial tour boat operation into Big Tub Harbour
Mayor McIver welcomed Mr. Barney Hopkins to the meeting. Mr. Hopkins expressed his objection to Parks Canada allowing Bruce Anchor Cruises into Big Tub Harbour.
Mr. Hopkins made the following points to Council:
He and fellow residents of Big Tub Harbour have battled with tour boat companies for peace and quiet enjoyment of their homes for several years;
There are approximately thirty-six (36) two-way boat trips with about one hundred (100) tourists passing by every three (3) minutes and fifteen (15) seconds only about one hundred (100) feet from his property;
He disagrees with Bruce Anchor that Big Tub Harbour has historically been used as a commercial harbour and rather it has been used as a harbour of refuge;
If Bruce Anchor expands to Big Tub Harbour, more traffic and parking lots will be created; and
He believes that Councillor Golden should have recused herself from the discussion and placed herself in a conflict of interest, as she is a sibling of the owner of Bruce Anchor Cruises.
Mr. Hopkins requested that Council support Parks Canada in their efforts to prevent the expansion of Bruce Anchor Cruises into Big Tub Harbour.
Council Golden discussed her views on Mr. Hopkins’ delegation, including that Bruce Anchor Cruises has no plans for expansion but only requests to use the harbour on bad weather days. She further spoke on supporting young families in the area, such as the hiring and training at Parks Canada.
Mayor McIver thanked Mr. Hopkins for his presentation.
Delegation #3- Lakewood Preservation Partnership Non-Profit Corp. (LLP)
RE: request for Council approval of proposed changes to the by-law relating generally to the transaction of the business and affairs of the Lakewood Preservation Partnership Non-Profit Corp.
Claudio D’Arcangelo appeared before Council and provided an overview of the Lakewood Preservation Partnership Non-Profit Corp. by-law update project.
Mr. D’Arcangelo indicated that, in 1996, the Lakewood subdivision was created. He said that the updated by-law will include consequences for infractions to the by-law and any references to the developer will be removed.
Mr. D’Arcangelo presented an organized process and project scope. He advised that the by-law has not yet been approved by the Lakewood members, but will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 21, 2019.
Councillor Myles commented on the thorough process and model for consultation the group presented.
Council advised that they will see the final document once it has been passed at the AGM.
There was a break in the meeting at 3:32 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 3:39 p.m.
CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS
Building Department Report No. BD 19-27
RE: Trailer Agreement
Applicant/Owner: Valerii Nikulchuk
Plan 3M199 Lot 17
162 Greenough Point Road
Assessment Roll No. 660 001 33444
Moved by D. Myles Resolution #24-05-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT Council recommends approval of the Trailer Agreement requested by the property owner, Valerii Nikulchuk, for the property legally described as Plan 3M199 Lot 17 and located at 162 Greenough Point Road (Assessment Roll No. 660 001 33444), Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.
AND THAT the owner acknowledges that the building being constructed will be substantially completed and ready for occupancy within one (1) year from date of signing of the Trailer Agreement. Carried
Building Department Report No. BD 19-28
RE: July 2019 Building Report
Moved by M. Myles Resolution #24-06-2019 Seconded by L. Golden
THAT Council receives Chief Building Official Report No. BD 19-28, relating to the July 2019 Building Report, as information. Carried
Facilities Supervisor Report No. FS 19-11
RE: Lion’s Head Campground Seasonal Information
Moved by M. Myles Resolution #24-07-2019 Seconded by D. Myles
THAT Council receives Facilities Department Report FS 19-11 as it relates to the Lion’s Head Campground Seasonal Agreement; AND;
THAT Council will not allow the 34-foot trailer and seasonal lot #30 transfer as requested. Carried
Having declared a conflict of interest, Councillor Myles excused herself from the Council table and took a seat in the audience.
Facilities Supervisor Report No. 19-12
RE: Arena Concession Booth Operations Request for Proposal at the Lion’s Head & District Community Centre and Arena
Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #24-08-2019 Seconded by L. Golden
THAT Council receives Facilities Supervisor Report FS 19-12 as information relating to the Arena Concession Booth Operations Request for Proposal (RFP) at the Lion’s Head & District Community Centre and Arena; and
THAT Council awards the Arena Concession Booth Operations to The Easy Farm – Pierce Pimiskern for the amount of $3600.00 per year, excluding HST; and
THAT Council, recommends that By-law No. 2019-80 for a Lease Agreement for the Arena Concession Booth, as presented, be adopted at the August 26, 2019, Council meeting. Carried
Councillor Myles resumed her place at the Council table.
Deputy Clerk Report No. DC 19-04
RE: Bill C-81 The Accessible Canada Act
Moved by M. Myles Resolution #24-09-2019 Seconded by D. Myles
THAT Council receives Deputy Clerk Report DC 19-04 as information with regards to Bill C-81 the Accessible Canada Act. Carried
Deputy Clerk Report No. DC 19-05
RE: Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
Moved by M. Myles Resolution #24-10-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
THAT Council receives Deputy Clerk Report DC 19-05 as information with respect to the development of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan; and
THAT Council authorizes a five thousand-dollar ($5000.00) contribution to the County of Bruce for coordination of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.
Treasury Department Report No. TR 19-21
RE: Strategic Asset Management – Action Plan
Moved by D. Myles Resolution #24-11-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT Council receives the Action Plan prepared by KPMG as a framework to meet the deadlines and requirements of Ontario Regulation 588/17 for developing a comprehensive Asset Management Plan. Carried
Clerks Department Report No. C 19-49
RE: Owners: Kenneth and Emily Hobson
Applicant: Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (R. Barnett)
File No.: Z-26-19.62 (Zoning By-law Amendment)
Related File Nos.: BCOPA 240-19.62 (County Official Plan Amendment)
B-39-19.62 and B-40-19.62
B-112-18.62 (Consent – Sasal c/o Barnett)
Part Lots 11, 12, 13, Concession 6, WBR, plus 66-foot strip along shore,(Eastnor)
423 Shaw Road
Assessment Roll Nos. 4109 620 001 12400 and 4109 620 001 12600
Moved by D. Myles Resolution #24-12-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
THAT Council supports the passage of By-law No. 2019-76, 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 the property legally described as Part Lots 11, 12 and 13, Concession 6, WBR, plus a 66-foot strip along the shore, (Eastnor), and located at 423 Shaw Road, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, at its regular meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019;
AND THAT Council acknowledges that the amendment is required to rezone the subject land from C4 Travel Trailer Park and Commercial Campground and PD Planned Development to C4-76-2019 Travel Trailer Park and Commercial Campground Special and OS-76-2019 Open Space Special and to establish a H1 Holding Zone in accordance with the granting of consent under Bruce County File Nos. B-39-19.62 and B-40-19.62. The land was also subject to Bruce County Official Plan Amendment No. BCOPA 240-19.62 which has now been approved by the County. Carried
Clerks Department Report No. C 19-50
RE: Surplus Municipal Lands – Part Lot 33, Concession 2, Part 2, Reference
Plan 3R-3407, (St. Edmunds) – (Cameron Lake Road)
Roll No. 4109 680 006 11801
PIN 33108-0122 (LT)
Moved by L. Golden Resolution #24-13-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT Council receives Clerk Report C 19-50 as information as it relates to the surplus Municipal lands known as Part Lot 33, Concession 2, Part 2, Reference Plan 3R-3407, (St. Edmunds), Cameron Lake Road, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, which had been offered for sale under our File No. NBP #0002-19. Carried
Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 19-19
RE: Proposed Manager of Community Services Position
Councillor Golden stated that she does not agree with the report. Deputy Mayor Myles recommended that the report be deferred until the Asset Management and Strategic Plan process is concluded.
Councillor Golden requested that a recorded vote be taken.
The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:
Councillor Golden: No
Councillor Myles: Yes
Councillor Mielhausen: Yes
Deputy Mayor Myles: No
Mayor McIver: Yes
The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.
Moved by M. Myles Resolution #24-14-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
THAT Council receives CAO Report No. 19-19 in regards to the proposed Manager of Community Services position, job description, funding sources and position renumeration, as information;
AND THAT Council utilizes $100,000.00 ($50,000.00 in 2020 & $50,000.00 in 2021) of the recent “one-time provincial funding” allocation for the partial funding of the proposed Manager of Community Services two-year contract position;
AND THAT Council authorizes staff to commence the recruitment process for a Manager of Community Services with primary duties including the overall management of the Parks and Facilities Department and responsibility for Tourism and Economic Development activities. Carried
Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 19-21
RE: Ministry of Transportation of Ontario – Hay Bay Road Land Lease
Moved by M. Myles Resolution #24-15-2019 Seconded by L. Golden
THAT Council authorizes the Mayor and Clerk to execute a Lease Agreement between the Municipality and the Minister of Transportation for the Province of Ontario for the continued use of 22 Hay Bay Road property;
AND FURTHER THAT a by-law to authorize this lease agreement be presented to Council for passage at its regular meeting on August 26, 2019. Carried
Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 19-22
RE: Asset Management RFP Results
Mr. Jones advised that OCWA will provide a three-hour workshop. At the request of the Mayor, Mr. Jones is to confirm if the kick-off meeting is in person or by Skype.
Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #24-16-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT Council receives CAO Report No. 19-23, as information;
AND THAT Council awards the 2019 asset management plan proposal P-002-19 for the development of an asset management plan to the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) in the amount of $94,416.00, plus HST. Carried
Accounts Payable Voucher
RE: July, 2019
Moved by M. Myles Resolution #24-17-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
THAT Council receives approved Accounts Payable Voucher, July 2019, in the amount of $1,235,130.04. Carried
Ad Hoc Museum Committee Minutes
RE: Meeting No. 19-05, August 6, 2019
Councillor Myles commented on the increase in visitors to the museum as compared to 2018.
Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #24-18-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT Council does hereby adopt the Ad Hoc Museum Committee Minutes, as circulated, and approves all actions contained therein. Carried
Waste Diversion and Management Committee Minutes
RE: Meeting No. 19-04, July 17, 2019
Council discussed the Province’s plan for a six-year phase out of recycling, having someone from the Waste Management of Canada present to Council and the value of a waste management audit.
Moved by L. Golden Resolution #24-19-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
THAT Council does hereby adopt the Waste Diversion and Management Committee Minutes, dated July 17, 2019, as circulated, and approves all actions contained therein.
AND THAT the Waste Diversion and Management Committee recommends Council approves Waste Management audits to be conducted during the summer and winter months, which will provide waste and recycling data benchmarks. Carried
Resolution- The Township of McKellar
RE: concern with the potential for forced municipal amalgamation under the current provincial government
Moved by L. Golden Resolution #24-20-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
THAT Council supports Resolution #19-355 from the Township of McKellar in regards to concern with the potential for forced municipal amalgamation under the current provincial government. Carried
Resolution- The Town of Halton Hills
RE: reducing litter and waste in our communities
Moved by M. Myles Resolution #24-21-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
THAT Council supports Resolution #2019-0141 from the Town of Halton Hills in regards to reducing litter and waste in our communities. Carried
Councillor Mielhausen mentioned that he was approached by someone requesting for the complaints received with respect to Short Term Accommodations (STA) to be made public. Mr. Jones advised that they will be published on the STA project’s dedicated website.
Deputy Mayor Myles requested that staff investigate the gate that Parks Canada has put up on Emmett Lake Road. Mr. Jones indicated that staff will investigate tomorrow.
David Almack- St. Edmunds Property Owners Association- Proposed Manager of Community Services Position – Mr. Jones to respond
Siskinds The Law Firm- Applicable Zoning Requirements- Commercial Use of Properties for Docking Purposes – staff to acknowledge
Kevin Doyle- Short Term Renal Complaint Data – staff to reply
Bob Blackburn- request for Council and Staff to advise Bruce Anchor Cruises that the present zoning on the Big Tub Resort and Syme’s properties do not permit the operation of a tour boat business- confirmed delegation for August 26, 2019 meeting
John Vince- request for Council to consider offering free sand bags to residents facing damage due to high water levels- staff to advise Mr. Vince that Council does not have an interest in offering free sand bags at this time. Councillor Myles spoke on the importance of identifying strategies for the Municipality to adapt to climate change
Siskinds The Law Firm- Big Tub Harbour Citizens Committee- Reasonable Apprehension of Bias- Bruce Anchor Use of Deepwater Dock – staff to acknowledge
Siskinds The Law Firm- Use of Big Tub Harbour Resort for Commercial Docking Purposes (letter addressed to The Honourable John Yakabuski) – noted and filed
Siskinds The Law Firm- Use of Big Tub Harbour for Commercial Docking Purposes (letter addressed to The Honourable Catherine McKenna)- noted and filed
Tony and Gaynor Illingworth- request for rates to decrease at the Little Tub Harbour- Council discussed comparing occupancy to rates and allowing more seasonal Dockage which is generally undertaken annually closer to year end
Danielle Edwards- The Town of South Bruce Peninsula- request for a letter of support for the municipality to undergo an Accommodations Needs Study
Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #24-22-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT Council supports the Town of South Bruce Peninsula making an application through Grant’s Ontario for a Tourism Development Fund Grant for the purpose of retaining a consultant to conduct an Accommodations Needs Study. Carried
Meg Dow- letter of opposition to STA Study and any restrictions on rentals- noted and filed
John Hetherington- East Gwillimbury Zoning Decision and MNBP Hazard Mapping Issues- a staff report will be on the August 26, 2019 Council agenda
Paul Mundy- improvements to Johnsons Harbour Road and request for the same to take place on Forty Hills Road and for the Municipality to consider purchasing the Cornerstone Golf Course- Public Works to comment and Council indicated that they are not interested in purchasing the golf course
Robert Patrick- Sources of Knowledge- thank you for the $1,000.00 grant- noted and filed
Dianne Surridge- Photos of the straight walking path at the end of Widgeon Cove Road- staff to advise Ms. Surridge that more time is required to determine the success of the trail
Dianne Surridge- request for Council to reconsider the Widgeon Cove wilderness trail and the removal of old growth cedars to facilitate it- staff to advise Ms. Surridge that more time is required to determine the success of the trail
Dianne Surridge- concerns with the Widgeon Cove wilderness trail- staff to advise Ms. Surridge that more time is required to determine the success of the trail
Julia Danos- Ministry of Infrastructure- Isthmus Bay Road reconstruction- no Federal ICIP funding approval for the project- noted and filed
Rick McCabe- request for Council to revisit the policy and remove restrictions regarding parking passes- noted and filed
George Bowman- request for Council to consider having the Municipality cut 6 trees to improve satellite signal- staff to advise Mr. Bowman that they do not approve his request at this time
21- Siskinds The Law Firm- Use of Big Tub Harbour Resort for Commercial Docking Purposes (letter addressed to John Festarini)- noted and filed
Harold Sutherland- decision to sell Harold Sutherland Construction Ltd. to Walker Industries Holdings Ltd. )- noted and filed
Francesca Dobbyn- Bruce Peninsula Safe Communities Committee- Summer Newsletter)- noted and filed
Bruce County- Bruce County makes ongoing commitment with the Nuclear Innovation Institute through a new Memorandum of Understanding)- noted and filed
Bruce County- Bruce County Integrated Mobility Planning Committee- Mr. Jones to confirm if a staff member or Council member can be appointed
Bruce County- Bruce County Hires New Director of Corporate Services- noted and filed
Bruce County Strives for Service Excellence in Long-Term Care Homes- noted and filed
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing- Provincial Policy Statement Review- Draft Policies- noted and filed
Canadian Pediatric Society- Are ATVs safe for children and youth- noted and filed
Drinking Water Source Protection Minutes- March 29, 2019- noted and filed
Municipality of McDougall- Resolution supporting the Township of Warwick’s resolution regarding enforcement for safety on family farms- noted and filed
Municipality of South Huron- resolution supporting the Township of Warwick’s resolution regarding enforcement for safety on family farms – noted and filed
Northumberland County- 2019-07-17-175- annual combined conference for OGRA and ROMA- noted and filed
Northumberland County- Resolution No. 2019-07-17-174- support of the Resolution adopted by the Township of Warwick Council- noted and filed
Moved by D. Myles Resolution #24-23-2019 Seconded by L. Golden
THAT the correspondence items #1-9 and #11-34 be received for information, as printed and circulated. Carried
READING OF BY-LAWS
Moved by D. Myles Resolution #24-24-2019 Seconded by L. Golden
THAT the following listed by-laws be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted:
2019-70 BEING A BY-LAW TO AUTHORIZE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE ROTARY CLUB OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA
2019-74 BEING A BY-LAW TO AUTHORIZE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH BRUCE PENINSULA TOURIST ASSOCIATION AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA
2019-77 BEING A BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA HELD MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019 Carried
Mayor McIver advised that Council was moving into closed meeting pursuant to Section 239 of The Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, for the following reasons: c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the Municipality or local board (Tackabury Street).
Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #24-25-2019 Seconded by M. Myles
THAT Council move into closed meeting at 4:38 p.m. pursuant to Section 239 of The Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, for the following reasons: c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the Municipality or local board (Tackabury Street). Carried
RECONVENE FROM CLOSED SESSION TO RESUME COUNCIL MEETING
Moved by L. Golden Resolution #24-26-2019 Seconded by J. Mielhausen
THAT Council reconvenes from Closed Session and resumes the Council Meeting at 4:51 p.m. Carried
Moved by L. Golden Resolution #24-27-2019 Seconded by D. Myles
THAT the meeting adjourns at 4:52 p.m. Carried