Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula Council Meeting Minutes February 10, 2020

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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: Chief Administrative Officer, Bill Jones, Deputy Clerk, Cathy Addison, Administrative Assistant, Tessa Swanton, Public Works Manager, Troy Cameron, Manager of Community Services, Ryan Deska, Fire Chief, Wilf Barnes 

OTHERS PRESENT: Nil 

DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND GENERAL NATURE THEREOF

Mayor McIver called the meeting to order at 1:00 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 Myles declared a conflict of interest in respect to Correspondence Items #3-6 as “I own and manage a tourist accommodation (hostel) in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula”.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

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

THAT the content of the agenda be approved as presented. 

Carried

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

Re: Special Council Meeting No. 20-02, January 27, 2020; Council Meeting No. 20- 03, January 27, 2020; Special Council Meeting No. 20-04, January 30, 2020

Councillor Myles noted a correction on page 1, paragraph 1 of Special Council Meeting No. 20-02, January 27, 2020, where “staked” should be replaced with “chalked”.

Deputy Mayor Myles recommended that correspondence item 9 of the Council Meeting No. 20-03, January 27, 2020, comments be removed as she indicated that was not what was said. Mayor McIver noted that the minutes reflected what was said and the majority of Council would have to agree to remove the comments. Council concurred that the minutes remain as presented. 

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #05-02-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT the minutes of Special Council Meeting No. 20-02, January 27, 2020; Council Meeting No. 20-03, January 27, 2020; Special Council Meeting No. 20-04, January 30, 2020 be approved, as amended.

Carried

PUBLIC MEETING

There is no Public Meeting for Council Meeting No. 20-05, February 10, 2020.

DELEGATION

There is no Delegation for Council Meeting No. 20-05, February 10, 2020.

CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS

1. Public Works Department Report No. PW 20-06

RE: Hydro One Regular Forestry Maintenance

Councillor Myles questioned the toxicity of cut, stump and spot spraying. Mr. Cameron indicated that the process has been used in the past and the maintenance is being done on the Highway 6 corridor and not Municipal roads. He further advised that he and the Fire Chief will be contacting Hydro One regarding protocols for cut brush piles. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-03-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council receives Public Works Department Report PW 20-06 as it relates to the upcoming Regular Hydro One Forestry Maintenance within the Municipality of North Bruce Peninsula.

Carried

2. Public Works Department Report No. 20-07

RE: 2019 Annual Report for Lakewood Subdivision Sewage System

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-04-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT Council receives Public Works Department Report PW 20-07 as it relates to the 2019 Annual Report for the Lakewood Subdivision Sewage System.

Carried

3. Building Department Report No. BD 20-02

RE: January 2020 Building Report

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

THAT Council receives Chief Building Official Report No. BD 20-02, relating to the January 2020 Building Report, as information.

Carried

4. Manager of Community Services Report No. CS 20-05

RE: Request for Waived Rental Fees

Councillor Myles mentioned the concept of events being accessible to the broader public acting as a guiding principle for dealing with requests for the waiving of fees.

Mr. Deska, Manager of Community Services, informed Council that the request comes from an informal group that practices tai chi and art activities. 

Councillor Myles noted, it is her opinion, that Council is generous when being asked to waive applicable fees for Municipal facilities.

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-06-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council receives Manager of Community Services Report CS 20-06 outlining a community group request for waived rental fees; and, 

THAT Council waives the rental fees for the use of the Ferndale Information Centre on Wednesday mornings for the Seniors Exercise and Art Group organized by David Pierce. 

Carried 

5. Manager of Community Services Report No. 20-06

RE: Updates to Policies & Procedures for MNBP Harbours – Revised

Councillor Golden stated that she was pleased to see a more reasonable request for liability insurance of 2 million dollars rather than the initial 5 million dollars. 

Mr. Deska confirmed that it is recommended that transient boaters complete a liability waiver. He advised that the Municipality does not currently have a waiver and one will need to be drafted and circulated to the Municipal Solicitor for review.

Councillor Myles requested that Council be notified of any meetings for the purpose of gathering feedback from harbour/marina visitors as members of Council may want to attend. 

Councillor Myles confirmed that vacant land owners do not qualify for the residential rate at the harbours. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-07-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council receives Manager of Community Services Report CS 20-05 outlining the proposed updates to MNBP’s Harbours Policies and Procedures; and, 

THAT Council, pending discussions and comments from today’s council meeting, approves the proposed updates to MNBP’s Harbours’ Policies and Procedures, as described in the attached documents, and in the recommendations described below; and, 

THAT Council extends the same insurance requirements to campground users to keep consistency between the campground and the harbour; and, 

THAT Council, pending discussions and comments from today’s council meeting, approves the additional recommendation described below for consultations with harbour users and harbour staff.

Carried

6. Clerks Department Report No. C 20-07

RE: Owner/Applicant: Bruce Stewart

File Nos.: B-2020-009 (Consent) and A-2020-002 (Minor Variance)

Related File No.: B-2020-013 (Consent)

Lot 25, Plan 390, (Eastnor)

71 Isthmus Bay Road

Assessment Roll No. 4109 620 006 08600

Councillor Myles asked if the proposal would affect the Isthmus Bay Road Project design. Mr. Cameron indicated that he has yet to receive a full design, however there does not appear to be any conflict.

Mayor McIver requested further information relating to the requirement for an archaeological assessment. 

Mrs. Addison, Deputy Clerk, advised that there will be a Public Meeting before the Committee of Adjustment on March 2, 2020 when questions regarding the need for an archaeological assessment can be answered by the Planning Department. 

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #05-08-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

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 owner/applicant, Bruce Stewart, for property legally described as Lot 25, Plan 390, (Eastnor) and located at 71 Isthmus Bay Road. It is the intention of the application to correct lot lines in order to contain an existing cottage development on one lot, to sever a 13.72 metre lot addition to be added to the abutting lot to the north. A lot addition of 13.72 metres will be received from the larger lot to the south. Further, a minor variance is required, under Bruce County File No. A-2020-002, to permit a lot area of 960.75 square metres and to recognize an existing front yard setback of 3.5 metres. 

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–i.e. 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 Municipal Clerk provides written confirmation to the Approval Authority that Minor Variance application, under Bruce County File. No. A-2020-002, is in force and effect pursuant to the provisions of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended.

5. THAT the owner/applicant’s solicitor submits all deeds for certification, for Bruce County File Nos. B-2020-009 and B-2020-013, to the Approval Authority at the same time and that the Approval Authority apply certification to all deeds consecutively.

6. THAT the application is for a lot addition only and that the lands to be severed be merged under the same ownership as the abutting lands [Part Lot 31, Concession 5, EBR, Lots 21 to 24, 26 to 28, Plan 390, Parts 1 to 3, Plan 3R- 10203, (Eastnor)] and that Subsection (3) and (5) of Section 50 of the Planning Act apply to any subsequent conveyance. The solicitor shall provide an undertaking to consolidate the Property Identifier Numbers (PIN’s) for the property parcels upon registration of the consent(s).

7. THAT the Clerk of the Municipality provides written confirmation that a Site Plan Control/Development Agreement has been executed and registered on title of the severed and retained lands which identifies areas having high archaeological potential and outlines the following requirements prior to development or site alteration:

a) THAT an Archaeological Assessment be completed by an archaeologist licensed in the Province of Ontario and confirmed by the appropriate Ministry to have been accepted into the Ontario Public Register of Archaeological Reports

b) THAT the recommendations of the Archaeological Assessment, if any, have been implemented to the satisfaction of the Zoning Administrator

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

Carried

7. Clerks Department Report No. C 20-08

RE: Owner/Applicant: Ted Taylor

File No.: B-2020-013 (Consent)

Related File Nos.: B-2020-009 (Consent)

A-2020-002 (Minor Variance)

Part Lot 31, Concession 5, EBR, Lots 21-24, 26-28, Plan 390, 

Parts 1-3, Plan 3R-10203, (Eastnor)

Isthmus Bay Road

Assessment Roll No. 4109 620 006 06300

Mayor McIver again requested further information relating to the requirement for an archaeological assessment.

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #05-10-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

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 owner/applicant, Bruce Stewart, for property legally described as Part Lot 31, Concession 5, EBR, Lots 21-24, 26-28, Plan 390, Parts 1-3, Plan 3R-10203, (Eastnor) and located on Isthmus Bay Road. It is the purpose of the application to adjust the boundaries of a historical lot so that it reflects the location of development. This application is to sever a 13.75-metre-wide strip of land from the south boundary of Lot 26 (part of the “farm” lot) and add it to the “cottage” lot. A second, related application (Bruce County File No. B-2020-009) would sever a 13.75-metre-wide strip from Lot 25 (the “cottage” property) and add it to the “farm” lot. The result is that the lot size stays the same but the existing dwelling, well and a relocated shed are all situated on one lot. A minor variance, under Bruce County File No. A-2020-002, is required for the resulting “cottage lot” to permit a lot having an area of 960.72 square metres and to recognize an existing front yard setback of 3.5 metres. 

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–i.e. 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 Municipal Clerk provides written confirmation to the Approval Authority that Minor Variance application, under Bruce County File. No. A-2020-002, is in force and effect pursuant to the provisions of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended.

5. THAT the owner/applicant’s solicitor submits all deeds for certification, for Bruce County File Nos. B-2020-009 and B-2020-013, to the Approval Authority at the same time and that the Approval Authority apply certification to all deeds consecutively.

6. THAT the application is for a lot addition only and that the lands to be severed be merged under the same ownership as the abutting lands [Lot 25, Plan 390, (Eastnor)] and that Subsection (3) and (5) of Section 50 of the Planning Act apply to any subsequent conveyance. The solicitor shall provide an undertaking to consolidate the Property Identifier Numbers (PIN’s) for the property parcels upon registration of the consent(s).

7. THAT the Clerk of the Municipality provides written confirmation that a Site Plan Control/Development Agreement has been executed and registered on title of the severed and retained lands which identifies areas having high archaeological potential and outlines the following requirements prior to development or site alteration:

a. THAT an Archaeological Assessment be completed by an archaeologist licensed in the Province of Ontario and confirmed by the appropriate Ministry to have been accepted into the Ontario Public Register of Archaeological Reports

b. THAT the recommendations of the Archaeological Assessment, if any, have been implemented to the satisfaction of the Zoning Administrator

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

Carried

8. Clerks Department Report No. C 20-09

RE: Owners/Applicants: Carl and Judy Keffer

Agents: Charles Burgess/Kristen Sullivan, Skelton Brumwell & Associates Inc. 

File No. B/R/2019-2020/9174

 Related File Nos.: B/R/2002-2003/9006 (141- (0); B/L/2006-2007/9060 (141); B/R/2006/2007/9086 (141); B/R/2007-2008/9050 (141)

Part Lot 35, Concession 5, EBR, (Eastnor)

227 Isthmus Bay Road

Assessment Roll No. 4109 620 006 17501

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-11-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT Council directs staff to submit to the Niagara Escarpment Commission, the Municipality’s position of “asking NEC to have regard” for the Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2002-54, as amended, by considering the Public Works Manager and Chief Building Official’s comments (as outlined below) as it relates to the Development Permit application submitted by the agents, Charles Burgess and Kristen Sullivan of Skelton Brumwell & Associates Inc., on behalf of the owners/applicants, Carl and Judy Keffer, for property known as Part Lot 35, Concession 5, EBR, (Eastnor) and located at 227 Isthmus Bay Road, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, who is seeking approval to construct a 2 storey, 112 square metre (1,205.6 square foot) single dwelling with a maximum height to peak of 8 metres (25.3 feet), an attached 75 square metre (807.3 square foot) deck, a 42 square metre (452.1 square foot) attached garage, a driveway, a retaining wall, a private sewage disposal system and a drilled well on an existing .23 hectare (.57 acre) vacant waterfront lot. 

AND THAT Council acknowledges the comments, based on established provisions of the Municipality’s Comprehensive Zoning, as amended, submitted by the Public Works Manager and Chief Building Official as outlined below:

PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER

1. Upon review of the site servicing plan, the septic mantle appears to encroach onto the Municipal Easement on the south side of the applicants’ property. In the opinion of the Public Works Department, the septic mantle shall be totally encompassed within the applicants’ property and no encroach onto the easement.

2. It should also be noted that there is a Municipal Drain (Swan Lake Drain) that divides the property and a 15-metre setback from the top of the bank of the drain shall be maintained.

CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL 

3. Watercourse Setbacks

No permanent building or structure is permitted in any zone which is closer than 15 metres from an open Municipal Drain (Swan Lake Drain). The Municipal Drain that divides the property shall maintain a 15-metre setback measured from the top of the bank.

4. Lake Huron – Georgian Bay Flood Constraint Regulations (100-year flood elevation)

Floodproofing regulations are applicable and it should be noted that the minimum setback from the 100-year flood elevation (1177.6 m G.S.C.) is 7.6 metres and no building openings associated with the habitable floor area of a dwelling or structure shall be located at or below the 178 metre for lands adjacent to Georgian Bay. NOTE: Anything below 177.6 metres elevation is considered to be Environmental Hazard (EH).

5. Permitted Yard Encroachments

A deck may encroach into any required yard setback by 1.5 metres provided no structure is below the 100-year flood elevations. No setbacks are shown in the NEC’s Request for Comments documents. 

6. Easement

It would appear that the sewage system mantle is encroaching on the easement on the south side of the subject property. No part of the sewage system is permitted to encroach and should be placed totally outside of the easement.

7. Zone Provisions and Setbacks

It is recognized that the existing lot is undersized based on the minimum lot area requirement for waterfront lots with no Municipal water or sewer (3,000 square metres). The minimum front yard setback requirement is 7.6 metres (road side), minimum side yard setback requirement is 3 metres and a minimum rear yard setback is 7.6 metres (if Environmental Hazard EH and/or property line). The site servicing plan does not show the building envelope with all setback measurements. 

Carried

9. Clerks Department Report No. C 20-10

RE: Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Recruitment Process Update

In response to an inquiry from Councillor Myles, Tessa Swanton, Administrative Assistant, advised that a deadline of Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. was set to receive Human Resources costing quotations. Mrs. Swanton confirmed that there were no late submissions received.

Council discussed the submissions and noted that limited details were disclosed in order to protect the integrity of the bidder and respect confidentiality. 

In regards to human resources, Councillor Myles suggested the idea of distributing confidential staff surveys and updating the Human Resources Policy. She acknowledged that the Chief Administrative Officer recruitment process is the first priority. Councillor Myles suggested a larger human resources review be the second phase of the process or occur separately. 

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #05-12-2020 Seconded by L. Golden 

THAT Council receives Clerk Report C 20-10 as it relates to an update resulting from direction provided at the Special Council Meeting held Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers;

AND THAT Council selects Human Resources Consultant Vendor #1 to assist with the Chief Administrative Officer recruitment process.

Carried

10. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-06

RE: Cabot Head Lighthouse

Councillor Mielhausen inquired on the estimated cost for repairs to Cabot Head Road. Mr. Cameron, Public Works Manager, estimated the cost to be around $250,000.00. 

Council discussed whether the road needs to be repaired, merits to having a road access, impacts of high water on the road, maintaining tourist assets, finding a more stable source of funding and pressuring upper levels of government for support. 

Mr. Jones confirmed that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is aware of the poor road conditions and that Mr. Cameron cannot determine an accurate cost for road repairs until the spring. 

Mr. Jones advised that the Bird Observatory has been contacted and all affected parties are interested in road access. He also noted that the road issue may take a year or so to resolve and prior to the road being damaged, the Friends of Cabot Head (FOCH) had presented a good business plan worthy of a one-year trial. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-13-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council receives CAO report No. 20-06 in regards to the Cabot Head Lighthouse, as information;

AND THAT Council directs staff to contact the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and advise that the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula cannot sign a lease agreement without financial assistance from the Federal Government to address road access and hydro related issues;

AND THAT until there is a lease with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans the Municipality is not in a place to negotiate a sublease with the Friends of Cabot Head.

Carried

11. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-07

RE: Supplementary Information to Climate Action Committee Report Dated January 13, 2020

Mr. Jones indicated that members of the proposed group had decided that, based on the significance of climate change and its importance to the Municipality, the Climate Action Committee should be an appointed Committee of Council. 

Mayor McIver stated that he was hoping the group would be satisfied with a community committee at this point due to Municipal staffing constraints and transitions.

Councillor Myles suggested meetings occur every other month in 2020 in order to reduce the additional staff obligations. 

Councillor Golden recommended the Climate Action Committee be an active 

Committee of Council for a two-year period. Councillor Myles agreed the intentions of the Committee were to act as a task force.

Further discussion ensued regarding the establishment of the Committee and the following resolution was presented:

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #05-14-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council receives CAO Report No. 20-07, Supplementary Information to Climate Action Committee Report Dated January 13, 2020, as information;

AND THAT the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula advertises for candidates for a Municipal Climate Action Committee;

AND THAT direction regarding the Committee mandate including meeting frequency, length of term and Municipal staff requirement be determined by Council at a later date.

Carried 

12. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-08

RE: Goose Management Plan

Councillor Golden commented on the number of survey responses and expertise on this issue in the community.

Mr. Jones stated that staff will have to ensure that the canine, Rupert, and his owner are still interested in chasing geese off the beach. He also noted that there should be some form of compensation given for these services. 

Councillor Myles said that the “No Feeding By-law/Policy” is a good idea as well as modifying the habitat. She mentioned that a schedule for dogs patrolling the beach may also be beneficial. 

Council discussed the use of Avian Migrate. Councillor Myles expressed concern with the use of the product in regards to runoff into the water. She also stated that the effectiveness of the Plan should be tracked and evaluated and it may evolve into a multi-year project. 

Mr. Jones listed the following steps in moving forward with the Goose Management Plan: Mr. Deska to find fencing options and install fencing, speak with Rupert’s owner and confirm schedule and service in writing, begin drafting “No Feeding By-law/Policy” and discuss staffing with Parks and Facilities Department. Mr. Jones indicated that Northern Bruce Peninsula’s Goose Management Plan is similar to the City of Stratford’s. He said that the City of Stratford had success deterring geese with the use of kayaks.

Councillor Myles suggested that the use of Avian Migrate deterrent be removed from the Goose Management Plan until approved by Council that the product may be used. Councillor Golden agreed that she is not comfortable with the use of the product as children play in that area. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-15-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council approves the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula’s Goose Management Plan; 

AND THAT staff seek Council approval prior to the consideration of the use of Avian Migrate as listed within the Goose Management Plan.

Carried

13. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-09

RE: Funding Limits for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP)- Tobermory Water Treatment Plant and Watermain Installation

Mr. Jones provided a brief overview of the report including that the Municipality has submitted an Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) grant application for the construction of the Tobermory Water Treatment Plant and watermain installation. Mr. Jones advised that he was contacted by the ICIP Program Administrator and notified that if funding is received, it will be capped at $2,111,926. He explained that the Program Administrator is seeking confirmation whether Northern Bruce Peninsula (NBP) still wants to proceed with the grant application after receiving the above information.

Mr. Jones indicated that the Municipality would be responsible for $5,525,150 plus contingency allowances. He also noted that there are six (6) years allotted to build the water treatment plant and install the watermain with additional tasks including land acquisition and environmental assessments. Mr. Jones informed that if Council decides they do not want to proceed with the project then they can return the funding. 

Councillor Golden commented on the need for Council to move forward with the project and addressed water issues at the Tobermory Community Centre, ball diamond and in the downtown core area. 

Mr. Jones noted that Ontario Clean Water Agency’s (OCWA) role would include project management, operations and engineering. 

Councillor Golden mentioned that funds generated from paid parking in Tobermory could be used for this project.

Councillor Myles stated that Tobermory needs water due to visitors and it needs to be determined if members of the community, including businesses, are supportive of the project. She also said that a business plan including projected revenues should be drafted. Councillor Myles noted that servicing makes the area more attractive for a potential housing development and year-round housing. She further said that the project should be a priority for the Municipality, it is an expensive project and additional sources of revenue should be explored, such as, short term accommodation licencing fees and municipal accommodation tax. 

Mr. Jones presented next steps for the project including being notified if the funding was approved, an environmental assessment, land acquisition and OCWA starting work.

Council briefly discussed the Asset Management Plan process, Brock Street possibilities and the option of passing a “mandatory connection by-law” relating to the proposed water system in Tobermory. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-16-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT Council receives CAO Report No. 20-09 regarding Funding Limits for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP)- Tobermory Water Treatment Plant and Watermain Installation;

AND THAT Council continues to support the Municipality’s funding application with projected reduced Federal/Provincial limits.

Carried

14. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-10

RE: Parks Canada Agreement

Brief discussion ensued on the draft Agreement for Parks Canada Infrastructure on Municipal Roads including that minor issues may be delegated to staff to address.

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-17-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council directs staff to send the draft Agreement for Parks Canada Infrastructure on Municipal Roads to Parks Canada staff for their review and consideration.

Carried

15. Accounts Payable Voucher 

RE: January 2020

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #05-18-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council receives approved Accounts Payable Voucher, January 2020, in the amount of $1,175,706.50.

Carried

16. Resolution- The Corporation of the City of Sarnia

RE: Ontario Power Generation’s Deep Geologic Repository Project

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-19-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council receives the attached resolution, as information.

Carried

OTHER BUSINESS

Councillor Myles recommended that Council hold a Special Council Meeting for the purpose of discussing the status of various projects, project leads and priorities considering the upcoming CAO transition. Mr. Jones advised that every initiative will continue in his absence and project leads have been established. He noted that Mr. Deska, Manager of Community Services, will handle projects related to Parks and Facilities and Mr. Cameron, Public Works Manager, will lead any road related projects. Mr. Jones further indicated that the Strategic Plan review will continue in the spring.

To clarify, Mr. Jones informed that all projects, initiatives and/or purchases Council has considered over the year are included in the budget for Council’s review along with a preamble from each Department Head. He advised that the budget will be circulated to Council mid next week. Mr. Jones stated that he would email Council regarding current projects and project leads prior to his departure on February 28, 2020.

Councillor Golden requested confirmation that Council had previously decided not to declare a “climate emergency” in regards to the Climate Action Committee report. This was confirmed. 

CORRESPONDENCE

1. Kyle Lougheed- request for the waiving of fees at the Lion’s Head Arena on May 16, 2020 to raise funds for the Lion’s Head Lighthouse

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-20-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council approves waiving the rental fees at the Lion’s Head Arena on May 16, 2020 for a Lion’s Head Lighthouse fundraising event organized by Kyle Lougheed.

Carried

2. MPP Algoma-Manitoulin, Michael Mantha- letter to Susan Schrempf, President and CEO of Owen Sound Transportation Company- reconsider implementing parking fees- Councillor Golden will inquire about this matter

3. Vito Binetti- Comments to NBP Council 

Members regarding the proposed increased regulation of STA’s- noted and filed 

4. David A. Craig, President, Interactive Vacation Rentals Inc.-Letter from Rentcottage.Com to the NBP Municipality Council Members- noted and filed

5. David T. Patterson- suggest Council form a Committee or hire an individual to monitor and study STA complaints- noted and filed

6. Susan Edmonstone- concern relating to the pending regulations of STAs within the Municipality- noted and filed

7. Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce- Minutes of September 19, 2019 Meeting- Councillor Myles advised that she is unable to attend the upcoming meeting and asked a member of Council to attend in her place

8. Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce- Minutes of October 16, 2019 Meeting- noted and filed

9. Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce- Minutes of November 19, 2019 Meeting- noted and filed

10. Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce- Minutes of December 17, 2019 Meeting- noted and filed

11. Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus- Media Release- Warden Jim Ginn elected Chair of Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) – noted and filed

12. Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus- Media Release- Economic Development moves forward in Western Ontario- noted and filed

13. Public Health Grey Bruce- Media Release- Visitor to Grey Bruce tests negative for novel coronavirus- noted and filed

14. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services- Poverty Reduction Strategy-encourage you to share information about this consultation, including the survey link- noted and filed

15. Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility- News Release- Ontario Establishes a New Framework to Continue Progress on Accessibility- noted and filed

16. Town of Collingwood- Resolution- Conservation Authorities- noted and filed

17. The Town of Orangeville- Resolution- Environmental Awareness and Action- noted and filed

18. Karen Gillan- Section 36 Workplan Approved for Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region- noted and filed

19. Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks- letter to Ms. Little, Mr. Charbonneau, Mr. McIver and Mr. Twaddle- proposed workplan, assessment report and source protection plan- noted and filed

20. SWIFT E News- SWIFT Awards Funding to Connect 10,700 Underserved Homes and Businesses- noted and filed

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #05-21-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT the correspondence items #2-20 be received for information, as printed and circulated.

Carried

READING OF BY-LAWS

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #05-22-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

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

2020-8 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 [PART LOT 15, CONCESSION 5, WBR, (EASTNOR), PARTS 1 AND 2, PLAN 3R-7037, – 625 LITTLE PIKE BAY ROAD]

2020-19 BEING A BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA HELD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Carried

CLOSED SESSION

There is no Closed Session for Council Meeting No. 20-05, February 10, 2020.

RECONVENE FROM “CLOSED SESSION” TO RESUME COUNCIL MEETING

There is no Closed Session for Council Meeting No. 20-05, February 10, 2020.

ADJOURNMENT 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #05-23-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT the meeting adjourns at 3:00 p.m.

Carried