Municipality Of Northern Bruce Peninsula Council Meeting Minutes January 13, 2020

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

MEMBERS ABSENT: Councillor Megan Myles

STAFF PRESENT: Chief Administrative Officer, Bill Jones, Clerk, Mary Lynn Standen, Deputy Clerk, Cathy Addison, Treasurer, Teresa Shearer, Administrative Assistant, Tessa Swanton, Fire Chief, Wilf Barnes, Public Works Manager, Troy Cameron, Manager of Community Services, Ryan Deska, Operations Supervisor, Jeff Mielhausen, Chief Building Official, Wendy Elliott, By-law Enforcement Officer, Carol Hopkins 

OTHERS PRESENT: Amanda Herbert, Bruce County Planning, Katherine Hemstock, WSP, Ross Slaughter, GSS Engineering 

DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND GENERAL NATURE THEREOF

Mayor McIver called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m. and Council members were reminded to disclose any pecuniary interest and the general nature thereof that may arise during the course of the meeting.

Councillor Golden declared a conflict of interest with respect to any discussion on union negotiations as “my husband is a member of OPSEU”. 

Deputy Mayor Myles declared a conflict of interest with respect to any discussion on union negotiations as “my husband is a union member”. 

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #01-01-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT the content of the agenda be approved as presented. 

Carried

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

Re: Council Meeting No. 19-40, December 16, 2019 and Special Council Meeting No. 19-39, December 16, 2019

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #01-02-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT the minutes of Council Meeting No. 19-40, December 16, 2019 and Special Council Meeting No. 19-39, December 16, 2019 be approved as printed and circulated.

Carried

PUBLIC MEETING

Public Meeting Notice

January 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. 

RE: 106 Widgeon Cove Road

4109 620 001 00100

File Z-65-19.62, Robbins

Mayor McIver welcomed Amanda Herbert, Planner with Bruce County Planning, to the meeting. Ms. Herbert provided a brief background of the severance and zoning amendment file. She advised that the proposal is to sever a 4,050 square metre vacant residential lot fronting on Whiskey Harbour Road owned by Doug and Janet Robbins. 

The Planner informed the public to sign in on the public registry to note their presence at the meeting and preserve their appeal rights in regards to the application.

Ms. Herbert then went into further detail in respect to the application and indicated that the property is a “through lot” fronting on both Whiskey Harbour Road and Widgeon Cove Road and is an irregularly sized lot. She explained that the application proposes to sever one of the two “fingers”. Along with the severance, the Planner noted that a zoning amendment is required to rezone from the current zone of RU2 (General Rural Special) to a “Special” R2 (Resort Residential) zone for the severed parcel.

Ms. Herbert stated that public notice of the proposal was circulated to neighbouring property owners and the Planning Department has received two (2) objections. She indicated that the objections relate to concerns with the proposed size of the severed lot. Ms. Herbert informed that the minimum lot area for a severance is 2 acres but this requirement may be reduced based on the results of a nitrate study which was conducted in this case. She advised that a smaller lot size can be supported on the severed lot and further that the proposed side yard setbacks are greater than a typical R2 zoned property. Ms. Herbert said that each planning application is considered individually and goes through the public process. 

The Planner then stated that the application is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), the County Official Plan and the Zoning By-law.

Ms. Herbert then read the following recommendation:

“THAT Council approves Zoning By-law Amendment Z-65-19.62 and the necessary by-law be forwarded to Council for adoption.”

Mayor McIver welcomed any comments or questions from Council at this time. 

Deputy Mayor Myles asked Ms. Herbert to relay what the lot size and lot frontage is for the severed lot. Ms. Herbert indicated that the severed parcel is approximately 1 acre in size and has 19 metres of frontage, noting that 20 metres is the typical width of a road allowance. She advised that the “fingers” leading to the larger piece of land could have been intended to be road allowances when first developed. 

Councillor Golden pointed out the comment from the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) relating to lot clearing not to occur during bird nesting season. She expressed concern with this requirement as April to August is prime time for building on the Bruce Peninsula. In response, Mrs. Elliott, Chief Building Official, clarified that this requirement is only for lot clearing, not construction. Mrs. Herbert said that the requirement is based on a Federal Act for migratory birds.

Mayor McIver then opened the floor to the public for comment.

Lynn Dovaston asked Ms. Herbert to explain the change of use occurring on the severed parcel. Ms. Herbert explained that the current zone on the severed parcel is RU2 (General Rural Special), which is a zone typical to larger rural properties and the change of use is amending the zone to R2 (Resort Residential), a typical cottage lot. 

Ron Wheeler inquired if there are any changes proposed to the retained parcel. Ms. Herbert referred to draft “Schedule A” of the proposed by-law. She advised that there is an archaeological holding provision portions of the retained parcel. 

Karen Sword expressed her concern with the lot size of the severed parcel. She said that there is alvar located on the parcel as stated by the GSCA. She stated that there are severance rules in place for a reason and the smaller lot size does not make sense for this application. Ms. Herbert responded that the County Official Plan regulates consents and recommends a minimum back lot size of 2 acres. She explained that the 2-acre minimum lot size is based on the notion that with 2 acres of land a sewage system should be able to be placed on relatively any lot in the Bruce Peninsula. Ms. Herbert advised that the applicants hired an engineer to do a study where they confirmed that 4,000 square metres was enough space to place a functioning septic system. 

Karen Sword asked Ms. Herbert if she had considered the possibility of a bed and breakfast being operated in a dwelling on the severed property. Ms. Herbert said that a bed and breakfast is permitted inside a dwelling and during the building permit review process, the Chief Building Official will ensure the sewage system is appropriately sized based on the number of bedrooms in the dwelling.

Daniel Varga said that all other properties in the area have large lot sizes of around 5-10 acres and cottage properties are being turned into Airbnb’s. He expressed that he wants to preserve the neighbourhood.

Pat Howes asked Ms. Herbert if the larger lot on the right-hand side could be severed. Ms. Herbert said that each proposal is dealt with on a case-by-case basis and it would be premature to comment as no studies have been conducted.

Lynn Dovaston said that she feels betrayed and concerned and enjoys the privacy that the neighbourhood provides. 

Terry Dovaston asked if there had been a similar severance conducted in the neighbourhood. Ms. Herbert was unsure and said that she considered this application only.

Mayor McIver stated that the report suggests the severance is a viable building lot and asked Ms. Herbert to make the public aware of the appeal process.

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #01-03-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council approves Zoning By-law Amendment Z-65-19.62 and the necessary by-law be forwarded to Council for adoption.

Carried

DELEGATION

Delegation #1- Katherine Hemstock- WSP

RE: Heron Point Road Bridge current status update and proceeding alternatives

Mayor McIver welcomed Ms. Hemstock to the Council meeting and she began by providing Council an update on the current status of the Heron Point Road Bridge and options previously presented on how to proceed.

Ms. Hemstock listed a brief summary of the project history to date. The summary suggested that the project began back in 2015, an inspection in 2016 indicated that the structure was at the end of its useful lifecycle and in 2019 the purchase of an adjacent parcel of land was completed. Ms. Hemstock advised that in the next few years the bridge will no longer be safe for public use and will result in closure.

Ms. Hemstock then reviewed options for the bridge. “Alternate A” included the closure of the structure and the construction of a new permanent road. She said that if this is selected as the preferred alternate then they would proceed with obtaining a detailed survey of the lands. Ms. Hemstock presented the cost of this option at $600,000 not including the costs associated with purchasing the property. She displayed two (2) different routes for a new road. Mayor McIver asked Ms. Hemstock about the environmental assessment (EA) process and if one route would be less complicated than the other. In response, Ms. Hemstock said that multiple routes can be considered in the EA and a “Schedule B” EA would be required. She estimated that the “red” route may be more costly as more tree clearing may be required. 

“Alternate B1” consisted of the replacement of the structure and the construction of a temporary emergency access road. The cost for this option was presented at $650,000 if some work on the temporary road was done by Municipal employees and $670,000 if work was done solely by a contractor.

“Alternate B2” had the highest cost estimate of $840,000 as indicated by Ms. Hemstock. This option included the replacement of the structure and the placement of a temporary bailey bridge. 

The final alternate presented by Ms. Hemstock was “Alternate B3”, consisting of the replacement of the structure and the temporary relocation of permanent residents. She informed that emergency vehicles would not be able to access the other side of the bridge during construction and that may pose a huge liability for the Municipality. She noted that the cost was estimated at $640,000.

Ms. Hemstock requested a decision from Council regarding a preferred alternate.

In response to an inquiry from Mayor McIver, Ms. Hemstock advised that no EA would be required for “Alternate B1” (temporary road).

Councillor Mielhausen asked Ms. Hemstock if she was aware of the timeline of an EA process. She suggested that an EA may take 3-4 months if there are no issues flagged, such as species at risk or the need for an archaeological assessment. 

Mr. Cameron, Public Works Manager, indicated that he will prepare a report for Council and incorporate costs estimates. 

Councillor Golden commended Ms. Hemstock on her report.

Mayor McIver introduced Ryan Deska, Manager of Community Services. Mr. Deska stated that he is excited to be working for the Municipality and taking on this new challenge. He said that he is eager to get to know staff, Council and members of the public. He said that Northern Bruce Peninsula (NBP) is a special place and he looks forward to living and working here.

CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS

1. Public Works Department Report No. PW 20-04

RE: Isthmus Bay Road Improvements

GSS Engineering Consultants Ltd. Revised Design Plans, Phase 1

Ross Slaughter, GSS Engineering Consultants, appeared before Council and presented the revised design plans for Phase 1 of the Isthmus Bay Road improvements project. He stated that based on Council’s direction from the December 16, 2019 Council meeting, he prepared a revised design that reduces the cost of the project. 

He outlined the differences between the designs, including a 6.5 metre paved portion of the road, gravelled 1 metre shoulders on the east and west side and perforated pipe on the west side for drainage. 

The revised cost estimate was presented by Mr. Slaughter at $894,230.00. 

Councillor Mielhausen stated that Councillor Myles would like water lines installed on Isthmus Bay Road. He also commented on the high cost of pipe. 

Mayor McIver requested that Council plan a site visit to Isthmus Bay Road. 

Council gave permission for Mr. Slaughter to talk to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. 

Mr. Cameron stated that based on the outcome of the site tour they may be able to tender the project this winter. 

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #01-04-2020 Seconded by L. Golden 

THAT Council receives the Public Works Manager’s Report PW 20-04, as information, relating to the Revised Design Plans for Phase 1 of the proposed improvements to Isthmus Bay Road;

AND THAT Council directs Troy Cameron, Public Works Manager and Ross Slaughter, GSS Engineering to enter into discussions with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks regarding storm water management issues for the proposed improvements to Isthmus Bay Road; 

AND THAT Council calls a Special Council Meeting for Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of a site visit to Isthmus Bay Road. 

Carried

2. Public Works Department Report No. PW 20-01 

RE: Public Health Directive for The Meeting Place

Mr. Cameron said that The Meeting Place is a well used facility and a few updates need to be made including extending the well casing, installing a drinking water system and monitoring the system. 

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #01-05-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council acts on directives as contained in the Public Works Department Report PW 20-01 as it relates to the new Public Health Directive for the Small Drinking Water System at The Meeting Place, Tobermory.

Carried

3. Public Works Department Report No. PW 20-02

RE: Request for Ditch Clean Out of Lot 8 Con 1 EBR Eastnor

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #01-06-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT Council approves the Public Works Department undertake cleaning of the ditch between Lot 8 and Lot 9, Concession 1, EBR, (Eastnor). 

AND THAT staff advises the requester accordingly of Council’s decision. 

Carried

4. Fire Department Report No. FC 20-01

RE: Quarterly Information and Updates for October, November, and December, 2019

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #01-05-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council receives the Fire Chief’s Report FC 20-01, Fire Department quarterly information and updates for October, November and December, 2019.

Carried

5. Fire Department Report No. FC 20-02

RE: Year End Report Summary from the Office of the Fire Marshal – 2019

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #01-08-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council receives the Fire Chief’s Report FC 20-02, as information, regarding the Northern Bruce Peninsula Fire & Emergency Services year-end report summary from the Office of the Fire Marshal – 2019.

Carried

6. By-law Enforcement Officer Report No. MLEO 20-01

RE: Quarterly Information and Updates for October, November and December 2019

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #01-09-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives the MLEO Report 20-01, By-law Department quarterly information for October, November and December 2019.

Carried

7. Building Department Report No. BD 20-01

RE: December 2019/ Year End Building Report 

Councillor Golden expressed her concern that no commercial building applications were submitted in the last two years. She stated that we need to determine why Northern Bruce Peninsula is not attractive to commercial developers. Mrs. Elliott, Chief Building Official, said that commercial development takes time. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #01-10-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council receives Chief Building Official Report No. BD 20-01, relating to the December 2019 Building Report and Five-year Comparison, as information.

Carried

8. Deputy Clerk Department Report No. DC 20-01

RE: Accessibility Annual Status Report for 2019

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #01-11-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT Council receives Deputy Clerk Report DC 20-01 as information as it relates to the Accessibility Annual Status Report for 2019.

Carried

9. Clerks Department Report No. C 20-01

RE: Zoning By-law Amendment 

Owner: Xueqi Lin

Agent: Dao (Douglas) Zhang

Part Lot 15, Concession 5, WBR, (Eastnor), Parts 1 and 2, Plan 3R- 7037 

625 Little Pike Bay Road

Bruce County File No. Z-33-19.62 

Roll No. 4109 620 002 12850

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #01-12-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council supports the passage of By-law No. 2020-08, 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 15, Concession 5, WBR, (Eastnor), Parts 1 and 2, Plan 3R-7037 and located at 625 Little Pike Bay Road, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. The amendment is required to rezone the subject land from RCM Rural Commercial Special (RCM-b) to RU1 General Rural Special (RU1-08-2020) and permit a minimum exterior side yard setback for dwelling – 15 meters (30 meters required) and a minimum lot frontage – 76.2 meters (89.9 meters required).

AND THAT Council will consider passage of By-law No. 2020-08 at its regular meeting on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Carried

10. Clerks Department Report No. C 20-02

RE: Owners/Applicants: Janet and Douglas Robbins

Agent: Douglas Robbins 

File No.: B-107-19.62 (Consent)

Related File No.: Z-65-19.62 (Zoning)

Part Lots 3, 4 and 5, Concession 6, WBR, Part 1, Plan 3R-422, 

Parts 4, 5 and 6, Plan 3R-5968, (Eastnor)

106 Widgeon Cove Road

 Assessment Roll No. 4109 620 001 00100

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #01-13-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council directs staff to submit to the County of Bruce Planning and Economic Development Department, the Municipality’s position of no objection to a severance submitted by the agent, Douglas Robbins, on behalf of the owners, Janet and Douglas Robbins, for property legally described as Part Lots 3, 4 and 5, Concession 6, WBR, Part 1, Plan 3R-422, Parts 4, 5 and 6, Plan 3R-5968, (Eastnor) and located at 106 Widgeon Cove Road . It is the intention of the application to sever a 4,050 square meter vacant residential lot fronting on Whiskey Harbour Road and, further, to facilitate the severance (consent), a zoning by-law amendment is also required to rezone the property from RU2 Restricted Rural to Resort Residential Special (which will permit a lot area of 4,000 square meters and lot frontage of 19 meters) as well as to establish a Holding (H) provision on a portion of the retained lands to address archaeological potential. 

THAT Council approves the imposition of conditions of granting of consent as follows:

1. 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].

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

3. THAT a reference plan be completed and a copy filed with the Municipal Clerk, the Registrar and two (2) copies filed with the Approval Authority for the County of Bruce. 

4. THAT the owners provide an accredited appraisal of the subject lands to the Municipality. Said accredited appraisal shall be the basis of the 5% cash in lieu of parkland contribution to the Municipality.

5. THAT the Municipal Clerk provides written confirmation to the Approval Authority that Zoning Amendment, under Bruce County File. No. Z-65-19.62, is in force and effect pursuant to the provisions of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended.

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

7. THAT the Clerk of the Municipality provides written confirmation that a Site Plan Control/Development Agreement has been executed and registered on title to address the mitigation measures identified on Page 4 of the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority letter dated August 2, 2019.

8. THAT the Chief Building Official provides written confirmation to the Approval Authority that the existing uses, buildings and structures on the subject property are consistent with legal non-conforming uses and/or are in conformity with the Comprehensive Zoning By-law and Ontario Building Code.

Carried

11. Clerks Department Report No. C 20-03

RE: Report of the Integrity Commissioner dated January 6, 2020

In the matter of a complaint against Councillor Laurie Golden dated August 29, 2019

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #01-15-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council receives the Report of the Integrity Commissioner dated January 6, 2020 as it relates to the matter of a complaint lodged against Councillor Laurie Golden dated August 29, 2019;

AND THAT Council acknowledges that said Report of the Integrity Commissioner dated January 6, 2020 has been posted on the Municipal website. Carried

12. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-01

RE: Climate Action Committee

Deputy Mayor Myles recommended that the report be deferred to the January 27, 2020 Council meeting so Councillor Myles can be in attendance and also due to the fact that there is a delegation on this topic scheduled for January 27, 2020. 

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #01-16-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council supports the establishment of a Climate Action Committee;

AND THAT Council selects two (2) members to sit on the Climate Action Committee;

AND THAT Council approves the draft Terms of Reference of the Climate Action Committee;

AND THAT Council provides direction regarding the Climate Action Committee’s request to have a Municipal staff member serve as a recording secretary;

AND FURTHER THAT Council provides direction pertaining to the declaration of a “Climate Emergency”.

Deferred 

13. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-02

RE: Parks Canada Road Agreement

Councillor Golden questioned if staff have had the Municipal solicitor review the document.

Councillor Golden recommended that the term “Manager” as defined in the draft Agreement be amended as it currently is defined as the “Municipality’s Public Works Manager”.

Councillor Golden recommended that the wording “all applicable legislation” be added, where applicable. 

Councillor Golden recommended that Council look at the parking area at Little Cove. She then requested that Council receive more information on Emmett Lake and traffic management. She also expressed concern with Parks Canada staff turning around local residents.

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #01-17-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council receives the “Agreement for Plants on Municipal Roads” in regards to Parks Canada assets developed on Municipal right-of-ways;

AND THAT Council directs staff to obtain a legal opinion in respect to the draft “Agreement for Plans on Municipal Roads”.

Carried

14. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-04

RE: Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists (BPSA) Lease Agreement

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #01-18-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council receives Chief Administrative Officer Report CAO 20-04 as information relating to the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists (BPSA); and

THAT Council, pending discussions and comments from today’s review, approves the lease agreement for renting the Ferndale Schoolhouse Building to Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists, commencing May 1, 2020 for a three (3) year period; and

THAT Council, recommends that By-law No. 2020-11 authorizing a Lease Agreement for the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists, as presented, be adopted at the January 27, 2020 Council meeting.

Carried

15. Resolution- AMO President

RE: Call for Action to Pass a Resolution about Transition to the Blue Box to Full Producer Responsibility

Mayor McIver requested further information/clarification on this item. Mr. Jones said that Mr. Cameron will circulate an email to Council. 

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #01-19-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives the attached resolution, as information.

Carried

16. Resolution- The City of Woodstock

RE: Single Use Plastic Bags

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #01-20-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives the attached resolution, as information.

Carried

OTHER BUSINESS

Mr. Jones provided an update on the Lion’s Head Lighthouse. He advised that, over the weekend, the lighthouse was destroyed by a storm. He informed Council that the rebuild process has begun and Brian Swanton intends on rebuilding a replica. Mr. Jones stated that Mr. Swanton has the lighthouse construction plans for the rebuild undertaken by high school students from Bruce Peninsula District School (BPDS). He indicated that a contractor has offered his shop for the winter to be used for the rebuild project, they are looking for volunteers, a Committee of Council can be formed if Council wishes and different building materials are being proposed. 

Mr. Jones elaborated on the rebuild process and indicated that they are proposing to use masonry products, rebuild in the same location (possibly move back 4-5 feet) and MP Alex Ruff wants to be kept up to date with the project. Mr. Jones said that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Coast Guard are aware the lighthouse is out of service. The CAO said that material costs for the rebuild would be the responsibility of the Municipality. 

Council agreed that the establishment of a Committee of Council for the project is not necessary. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #01-21-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT the CAO continues to work with Brian Swanton, Doug Hill and Municipal staff on the rebuild of the Lion’s Head Lighthouse. 

Carried

Mr. Jones informed Council that all three delegation requests for the 2020 ROMA Conference were accepted. Topics include OPP Policing Costs, the Lion’s Head Community Centre and Arena Project and the purchase of the MTO maintenance yard. Councillor Golden asked those attending the ROMA conference to speak with the Minister of Housing, if they have an opportunity, to reiterate that the Province needs to fund the County’s affordable housing budget. 

CORRESPONDENCE

1. Nuclear Innovation Institute- invitation to the Municipal Innovation Breakfast taking place on January 16, 2020- noted and filed 

2. Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Associate Minister of Energy- commitment to Ontarians to reduce energy costs and expand access to natural gas to underserved parts of the province- noted and filed

3. Safety Planning- Resource Document- Data Sources to Support CSWB Planning- noted and filed

4. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services- launching consultations to inform the development of a new five-year strategy for Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy- noted and filed

5. Stewardship Ontario- Industry Funding for Municipal Blue Box Recycling for the Third Quarter of the 2019 Program Year- noted and filed

6. Safe Communities- Minutes from November 14, 2019- noted and filed

7. Traditional Leadership Committee for the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve- December Update- noted and filed

8. Public Health Grey Bruce- Mosquito Identification and Viral Testing Summary Report 2019- noted and filed

9. Multi-Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group- January 9, 2020 Agenda- noted and filed

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #01-22-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

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

Carried

READING OF BY-LAWS

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #01-23-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

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

2020-01 BEING A BY-LAW TO SET FEES AND CHARGES FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA

2020-02 BEING A BY-LAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF AN INTERIM TAX FOR THE YEAR 2020

2020-03 BEING A BY-LAW TO ESTABLISH A SCALE OF COSTS PURSUANT TO PART XI OF THE MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001, AS AMENDED

2020-04 BEING A BY-LAW TO ADOPT A MUNICIPAL FACILITY/PROPERTY USE POLICY FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA

2020-05 BEING A BY-LAW TO ADOPT AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE FOR COUNCIL AND STAFF POLICY FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA

2020-06 BEING A BY-LAW TO AMEND THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA BY-LAW NO. 2002-54, AS AMENDED, BEING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA [LOT 3, CONCESSION 1, EBR, (LINDSAY) – 2026 THE BURY ROAD, MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA]

2020-07 BEING A BY-LAW TO AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF BRUCE, COUNTY OF GREY AND PARTICIPATING LOWER TIER MUNICIPALITIES, INCLUDING THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA TO DEVELOP A JOINT COMMUNITY SAFETY & WELL-BEING PLAN

2020-12 BEING A BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA HELD MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020

Carried

CLOSED SESSION

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #01-24-2020 Seconded by D. Myles

THAT Council move into closed meeting at 3:13 p.m. pursuant to Section 239 of The Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, for the following reasons: b) personal matters about an identifiable individual including Municipal or local board members, and, d) labour relations or employee negotiations, (Collective Agreement).

Carried

RECONVENE FROM “CLOSED SESSION” TO RESUME COUNCIL MEETING

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #01-25-2020 Seconded by D. Myles

THAT Council reconvenes from Closed Session at 3:20 p.m. and resumes the Council meeting.

Carried

Deputy Mayor Myles and Councillor Golden resumed their place in the open Council meeting. 

Staff was given direction to proceed accordingly. 

ADJOURNMENT 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #01-26-2020 Seconded by D. Myles

THAT the meeting adjourns at 3:21 p.m. Carried