Municipality Of Northern Bruce Peninsula Council Meeting Minutes August 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: Peggy Van Mierlo-West, Chief Administrative Officer, Cathy Addison, Clerk, Tessa Swanton, Administrative Assistant, Troy Cameron, Public Works Manager, Ryan Deska, Manager of Community Services, Teresa Shearer, Treasurer, Wilf Barnes, Fire Chief 

OTHERS PRESENT: Mike Goman, Tobermory Real Estate Investors Inc. 

NOTE: All members of Council were present in the council chamber and the meeting was held via zoom, an electronic platform, for members of the public to attend. 

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.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #32-01-2020 Seconded by M. Myles

THAT the content of the agenda be approved as presented. 

Carried

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

RE: Council Meeting No. 20-30, July 27, 2020 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #32-02-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT the minutes of Council Meeting No. 20-30, July 27, 2020 be approved as printed and circulated.

Carried

PUBLIC MEETING

There is no Public Meeting for Council Meeting No. 20-32, August 10, 2020.

DELEGATION

Delegation- Tobermory Real Estate Investors Inc.

RE: Proposal to locate the MS Norgoma on the public docks in the Little Tub Harbour in Tobermory, Ontario, location to be determined

Mike Goman appeared before Council on behalf of Tobermory Real Estate Investors Inc. He stated that the company consists of himself and Dr. George Harpur as they have operated The Sweet Shop together for many years. Mike Goman proceeded to relay his history with the Tobermory area including working at Big Tub Lodge and the Divers Den, opening The Sweet Shop in 1980 with George Harpur and becoming his business partner in 1985.

Mike Goman then thanked Council for their service to the community. He explained that The Coffee Shop has outgrown its current building and they have been investigating relocating the businesses. He noted that the real estate in the harbour area is not plentiful, therefore he had the idea to run the business out of an old ferry ship. Mike Goman said that they are very interested in the MS Norgoma and there is an active agreement in place to move the ship from Sault Ste. Marie to Tobermory. He stated that they envisioned The Coffee Shop operating from the ship while also preserving the marine heritage of the vessel in Tobermory, a village with a marine focus.

The group that owns the Sweet Shop and the Coffee Shop in Tobermory have a new proposal — bring the Norgoma to Tobermory in time for the 2021 season.

A request was presented by Mike Goman for staff to conduct an examination of their proposal and prepare a staff report of findings, analysis and recommendations. He said that if the proposal is approved, then he requests that staff and legal counsel prepare an agreement for signing.

He indicated that he still requires more technical information relating to the ship and needs support of the project from Council before they begin investing a significant amount of time and funds. Mike Goman clarified that the agreement will state that the project cannot result in the loss of available dock space. He suggested that the project may generate an increase in dockage revenues.

The mission was described as presenting a hands-on tour experience where customers will be able to tour the ship and visit the coffee shop; visit the lounges on the decks; sit indoor or outdoors; and tour the captain’s, first and second mate’s quarters. Mike Goman informed that he and Dr. Harpur are prepared to sponsor the project. 

Mike Goman briefly described the recent history of the Norgoma including low utilization and a low number of visitors. He said that the ship is likely to be sold for scrap metal if it is not utilized. The Norgoma’s specifications were then presented. Specifications included that the ship is 187.4 feet long with the moulded breadth measuring at 36 feet and the moulded depth being 15 feet. He mentioned that the engine does not currently run, but is most likely fixable. 

Mike Goman said that the plan is for the Norgoma to be placed in the right location in Tobermory, be re-deployed as a marine heritage museum, create reliable and diverse revenue sources, preserve the structure and minimize disruption. He acknowledged that some licencing and permitting will be required and other ownership options or partnerships could be investigated. 

Community benefits were then discussed. Mike Goman said that the ship would contribute to the economic development of the community, create another activity in the Tobermory Harbour, act as a marine heritage location and enhance the village experience. 

As part of the financial/operating plan, Mike Goman advised that they will be looking for project sponsors to invest. He stated that the goal is to work with the Municipality and other groups and have the ship/business be self-sustainable. He said that it is the intention for there to be a long-term capital reserve and a management committee.

Ownership options were then presented as follows: project sponsors take ownership, non-profit company takes ownership, the Municipality takes ownership or a new joint venture takes ownership. 

The long-term dockage agreement was then described by Mike Goman. He suggested that the ship would result in minimal to no reduction in available slips. An aerial map was displayed of the Tobermory Harbour area depicting possible locations for the Norgoma. Mike Goman noted that dock slips could also run along the side of the Norgoma to reduce any loss of slips. 

Frequently asked questions and the branding of the Norgoma were also presented along with the Cove Island Lighthouse Tender Vessel, where Mike Goman mentioned that this ship may be able to be incorporated with the Norgoma. Some photos of the inside of the Norgoma were included in the presentation for viewing.

Mike Goman informed that he has recently been in contact with two (2) professors of marine engineering, one of whom offered to visit the Norgoma and assess its condition. He said that Georgian College has also expressed an interest in the Norgoma to be used for student programming and engagement. 

Next steps requested by Mike Goman included reviewing the information, answering questions, establishing a long-term plan, and receiving feedback before proceeding any further. Long-term planning for a 20-30 year lease will be proposed. 

Mike Goman requested that Council directs staff to investigate his proposal, gather questions from Council and prepare a report for Council’s consideration including findings and recommendations.

Councillor Golden asked Mike Goman if the ship has been inspected for asbestos and lead paint. Mike Goman stated that an inspection has yet to occur. 

In response to a question from Councillor Golden, Mike Goman said that he is unsure of the height of the ship from the water line to the bridge, but he predicted the height may be approximately 30 feet.

Councillor Golden emphasized the importance of determining sewage, water and electrical requirements for the ship.

Mayor McIver questioned how they intend on engaging the community in the project. Mike Goman advised that the next step of the project is community involvement. Mayor McIver stated that opinions from the public need to be heard and their questions answered. 

Councillor Myles inquired on the plan for community consultation as there are big questions and issues to address. She further said that she appreciates the ambitious project and it is good to see different operators and partners on board. She mentioned that water levels need to be taken into consideration as well as consultation with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). She asked if other locations for the Norgoma have been considered. 

Deputy Mayor Myles commented that the Norgoma may require a special docking system and means of securing the ship.

Mayor McIver directed Ryan Deska, Community Services Manager, to investigate this proposal alongside the management team.

Mayor McIver thanked Mike Goman for his presentation.

CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS

1. Public Works Manager Report No. PW. 20-36

RE: Installation of Fuel Lock Systems

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #32-03-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council approves the purchase and installation of Fuel Lock systems for the fuel tanks located at the Eastnor, Lindsay and St. Edmunds Work Yards and the Lion’s Head and Tobermory Harbours at a cost of $34,757.43, excluding HST;

AND THAT Council authorize the purchase of the Fuel Lock systems through the Municipal Modernization Grant Reserve.

Carried

2. Public Works Manager Report No. PW 20-37

RE: Sidewalk Construction and Repairs

In response to an inquiry from Councillor Myles, Troy Cameron, Public Works Manager, confirmed that the full amount allocated in the budget for sidewalk repairs/construction will be used for this project.

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #32-04-2020 Seconded by D. Myles

THAT Council approves the extension of the Moore Street sidewalk from 5 Moore Street (Bruce Peninsula District School) to the intersection of Joseph Street;

AND THAT Council authorizes Darryl M. Robins Consulting Inc. to proceed with the preparation of a tender for the extension of the Moore Street sidewalk;

AND THAT Council supports staff removing trip hazards in the Alexander Street sidewalk, including returning locations to a gravel state, where necessary, until such time as watermain replacements on Alexander Street can be funded and scheduled;

AND THAT Council further supports staff temporarily repairing the road surface on Alexander Street with surface treatment until such time as watermain replacements can be funded and scheduled which would allow for a more permanent solution.

Carried

3. Fire Chief Report No. FC 20-04

RE: Mobile/Portable Radio Replacement

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #32-05-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council receives the Fire Chief’s Report FC 20-04, as information, regarding the purchase of Kenwood portable and mobile radios for fire department vehicles and personnel.

THAT Council approves the quote of Hartman Communications of $45,546.68, including applicable tax.

Carried

4. Chief Building Official Report No. BD 20-22

RE: Deeming By-law

Douglas Edward Taylor

Sara Matthews

Lot 3, Plan 427; Unnumbered Harkins Road (Lindsay)

Lot 4, Plan 427; Unnumbered Harkins Road (Lindsay)

Assessment Roll No. 4109 660 004 23602 (Lot 3)

Assessment Roll No. 4109 660 004 23603 (Lot 4)

PIN 33108-0728 (LT) (Lot 3)

PIN 33108-0729 (LT) (Lot 4)

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #32-06-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council authorizes the Chief Building Official to proceed to register a by-law to deem Lot 3, Plan 427; Unnumbered Harkins Road (Lindsay) and Lot 4, Plan 427; Unnumbered Harkins Road (Lindsay), Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, not to be parts of a registered Plan of Subdivision pursuant to a request submitted by the owners Douglas Edward Taylor and Sara Matthews. 

AND FURTHER THAT this deeming by-law be presented to Council for passage at its regular meeting on August 24, 2020.

Carried

5. Manager of Community Services Report No. CS 20-39

RE: Lion’s Head Harbour and Campground Shoreline Protection

Councillor Myles asked Ryan Deska, Community Services Manager, to provide further explanation. She stated that she is in support of a long-term plan rather than short-term fixes. She questioned if best practices for shoreline management were considered and noted that the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation may be able to provide some guidance. 

Ryan Deska advised that the shoreline protection work is a short-term fix for the high-water levels and significant shoreline erosion. He indicated that there is no extensive redevelopment of the area being proposed. He advised that the Lion’s Head Beach Park Campground is becoming more eroded and needs to be addressed. 

Councillor Myles explained that erosion moves around to different locations and cannot be eliminated, she recommended that a long-term plan be put in place.

Councillor Golden commented on the budget for shoreline work of $60,000. She suggested that Council considers an alternative use for the campground area or removes some camping sites. She acknowledged that some campers/members of the public are passionate about the campground.

Councillor Myles said that she attended an event held by the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation last summer and it was recommended that larger buffer zones be created around shorelines. She said that this situation presents an opportunity for Council to demonstrate good practice and leadership.

Councillor Mielhausen stated that he is in support of placing the stone around the shoreline to save the area as it may have a different use in the future.

Ryan Deska mentioned that he is aware of a coastal engineer that may be able to assist with the project plan and shoreline practices can be sought out elsewhere. 

Councillor Myles requested that Ryan Deska reach out to the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation. She suggested that the Waterfront Master Plan process get underway in the near future.

Ryan Deska confirmed that Public Works employees can complete some of the project work and the project will consist of purchasing armour stone and using shore stone as backfill.

Councillor Myles requested that the report be deferred until a better plan is in place.

Peggy Van Mierlo-West, CAO, said that the report can be deferred to the August 24, 2020 Council meeting. She stated that permits from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) are required with a plan stamped by an engineer. She noted that a better cost estimate can be provided to Council. 

Councillor Myles said that she needs a clearer understanding of the proposed work. 

Deputy Mayor Myles stated that she wants to ensure that the work will not negatively affect another area.

Mayor McIver thanked Ryan Deska for the electrical work on the Lion’s Head Beach Park Campground coming in underbudget. Mayor McIver requested that Ryan Deska provide a staff report including more accurate costs to be presented at the upcoming Council Meeting on August 24, 2020. 

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #32-07-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT Council receives Manager of Community Services Report CS 20-39, Lion’s Head Harbour and Campground Shoreline Protection.

AND THAT Council approves the reallocation of funds from the Campground Electrical Project to shoreline protection for the Lion’s Head Campground and Harbour Area.

Deferred 

6. Manager of Community Services Report No. CS 20-40

RE: Facilities Re-Opening Procedures

Councillor Myles asked if staff have proceeded with any new procedures of online bookings. She suggested that a new booking system be implemented as soon as possible to minimize the amount of paperwork to be processed by staff. 

Peggy Van Mierlo-West, CAO, said that a fillable form can be created and the software can be investigated as part of the Modernization Grant that was received. 

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #32-08-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives Manager of Community Services Report CS 20-40, Facilities Re-Opening Procedures as information.

Carried

7. Manager of Community Services Report No. CS 20-41

RE: Bruce County Broadband Connectivity

Councillor Golden commented that Eastlink is increasing their fees and questioned how long Eastlink has to submit a proposal. Ryan Deska indicated that the deadline is August 21, 2020.

Ryan Deska recommended that the Municipality build relationships with internet service providers. He advised that if SWIFT does not submit a proposal, then there are opportunities for the Municipality to cost-share in a project. He confirmed that the Municipality is located in an underserved area and the village of Tobermory and Lion’s Head fit the requirements for assistance due to population density. 

Councillor Myles asked if a delegation from Eastlink has been scheduled. The CAO noted that she has been trying to arrange the presentation with Eastlink.

Ryan Deska informed that a policy for installing conduits for fibre underground be put in place, as it is not a significant amount of money.

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #30-09-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives Manager of Community Services Report CS 20-40, Bruce County Broadband Connectivity.

Carried

8. Deputy Clerk Report No. DC 20-22

RE: Zoning By-law Amendment 

Owner: T & P Hayes Preferred Holding Ltd.

Applicant/Agent: Ted Hayes

Part Unit 1, Plan D7, Part 1, Plan 3R-9648 – Unnumbered Hayes 

Bruce County File No. Z-2020-027 

Roll No. 4109 640-001-01609

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #32-10-2020 Seconded by M. Myles

THAT Council supports the passage of By-law No. 2020-54, 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 Unit 1, Plan D7, Part 1, Plan 3R-9648 – Unnumbered Hayes, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. The amendment is required to rezone the subject land from R1 Detached Residential to R5 Medium Density Multiple Family Residential Special to permit the construction of one (1) building consisting of a total of four (4) units.

AND THAT Council will consider passage of By-law No. 2020-54 at its regular meeting on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Carried 

9. Deputy Clerk Report No. DC 20-29

RE: COVID-19 Updates

Councillor Myles noted that Grey County is presenting a face covering by-law in September for passage. She asked if there are any benefits to this by-law as opposed to the Order from the Medical Officer of Health. Cathy Addison, Clerk/Emergency Management Coordinator advised that the Order only lasts for a certain number of days, but can be renewed.

Cathy Addison recommended that the Mayor and CAO consult with Dr. Ian Arra on Friday regarding any intent to renew the current Face Covering Order. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #32-11-2020 Seconded by D. Myles

THAT Council receives Deputy Clerk Report DC 20-29 as information with respect to the Covid-19 updates.

Carried

10. Treasurer Report No. TR 20-14

RE: 2020 Purchasing Policy

Considerable discussion ensued.

Councillor Golden commented that there are big changes proposed to the Purchasing Policy for a small Municipality.

Peggy Van Mierlo-West provided an example of why the Purchasing Policy is increasing to $25,000. She explained that urgent and expensive machinery repairs have to be put on hold until the correct approvals/procedures are followed, and this could include RFPs, quotations, additional meetings, additional paperwork and reporting to Council. The CAO said that they intend to update the policy at the same time as Bruce County updates their policy. 

Mayor McIver confirmed that any purchase outside of the budgeted amount requires a report to Council for approval. Peggy Van Mierlo-West said that the monthly accounts payable vouchers are always presented and questions are welcome from Council. 

Councillor Golden expressed concern with the updated policy and said that contractors who do not receive notification for a job/project will be upset and there may be instances of favouritism. 

Peggy Van Mierlo-West indicated that local suppliers are a priority for staff.

Councillor Myles questioned how staff are evaluating the effectiveness of policies. She said that overall spending should be analyzed along with ensuring that the Municipality is using a variety of sources. She also mentioned the importance of social and sustainable procurement. 

Peggy Van Mierlo-West stated that there is the option for Council to adopt a sustainability vision statement that gets incorporated into all RFPs and tenders. She also mentioned that there is a matrix scenario that can be used for review of all submissions. She informed that the Municipality has a record of email addresses for most suppliers. 

Councillor Myles brought up the idea of business licencing.

Peggy Van Mierlo-West said that most contractors are registered on the Bids and Tenders website and receive an email notification when an RFP or tender is posted. Councillor Myles suggested that a training session be organized sometime in order to be open and transparent. 

Councillor Golden expressed that ratepayers want Council to be both informed and involved in major decisions, specifically money that is being spent by the Municipality.

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #32-12-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT Council receives Treasurer’s Report TR20-14 as information regarding an updated purchasing policy that includes provisions for the disposal of surplus or obsolete goods; and

THAT By-law 2020-70, being a by-law to adopt a purchasing policy, be presented and considered for passage on August 24, 2020.

Carried

11. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-30

RE: Office Window Installation

CAO, Peggy Van Mierlo-West, stated that the window installation in the front office space will provide frontline staff with comfort and protection. She also noted that staff are provided regular training for Covid-19 procedures and are supplied personal protective equipment and supplies.

Councillor Golden said Council/staff need to be certain that all employees are provided the same level of safety and following the same safety guidelines. 

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #32-13-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT, Council receives the report titled Office Window Installation, and;

THAT, Council approves the installation of a customer service window at a cost of $9,700 (plus HST), and;

THAT, this project be awarded to McNair Construction Ltd.

Carried

12. Accounts Payable Voucher 

RE: July 2020

Councillor Golden questioned the date of the cheque made payable to the Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce.

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #32-14-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives approved Accounts Payable Voucher, July 2020, in the amount of $1,209,084.46.

Carried

13. Resolution- Township of Huron-Kinloss

RE: Copy of Resolution #451 Common training requirements for all members of Police Services in Ontario

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #32-15-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT the Council of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula supports a resolution from the Township of Huron-Kinloss with respect to Common Training Requirements for All Members of Police Services in Ontario. 

Carried

OTHER BUSINESS

Councillor Golden indicated that on Friday she was made aware that the Tobermory Information Centre will be closing as of September 7, 2020. Councillor Golden stated that the Information Centre has been a mainstay in Tobermory and there should have been discussion prior to the decision to close the centre. She was advised that there was a meeting with Councillor Myles and Ryan Deska where the decision was made by the Tobermory Board of Directors that the Tobermory Information Centre will no longer be operated by the Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce. 

She said that the decision should have proceeded in a better manner. Councillor Golden mentioned that the Municipality financially supports tourism management and data indicates that an information centre is needed in Tobermory. 

Councillor Myles clarified that she was not in attendance at the Tobermory Board of Directors meeting where the aforementioned decision was made. In addition, she said that she refrains from voting on matters of this nature as she sees her role as more of a liaison rather than a voting member. Councillor Myles stated that Council needs to respect the autonomy of the Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce, their ability to make decisions in the best interest of their organization and the ways in which they choose to communicate information.

Peggy Van Mierlo-West said that moving forward, it would be beneficial to have a delegation from the Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce depicting their vision of tourism. Mayor McIver asked the CAO to communicate with the Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce and request a delegation. 

Councillor Myles presented the following notice of motion to be brought forward for consideration at the August 24, 2020 Council Meeting, titled “Implementing Paid Parking at McCurdy Drive, Lion’s Head Beach and Black Creek Provincial Park to generate funds for sustainable tourism management”:

“WHEREAS the dramatic increase in tourism brought economic benefits, but also social and environmental costs to the community (i.e. garbage, congestion, unsafe highway conditions, noise);

WHEREAS these issues are negatively impacting local quality of life, visitor safety and experience and overburdening local infrastructure and services beyond what local taxation can sustainably support;

WHEREAS paid parking has successfully generated significant revenue in Tobermory and many other destinations that the municipality can re-invest back into the necessary infrastructure and services;

WHEREAS securing stable tourism funding was one of four main recommendations in 2018 Northern Bruce Peninsula Sustainable Tourism Management Plan;

WHEREAS a user-pay system is the most fair way to generate revenue, and pricing and time slots can manage visitor demand and behaviour (i.e. 3-hour time slots in high demand locations, free or cheaper full-day parking further away);

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council support development of a parking strategy and implementation of paid parking at McCurdy Drive, Lion’s Head Beach Park (Philip Forbes Street and possibly marina), and potentially other popular sites and direct staff to consult with relevant partners and stakeholders (including Bruce Trail and Ontario Parks).

*Note: Similar to Tobermory, all property owners (and possibly boat slip holders) would receive a parking pass.

For more information on the 2018 NBP Sustainable Tourism Plan, visit: https://rto7.ca/Public/Resources/Municipality-of-Northern-Bruce-Peninsula.”

CORRESPONDENCE

1. Mike and Wendy Robertson- request for more signage and speed bumps on Bruin Street- Forward to Public Works Department for response and investigation- Councillor Myles noted that signage should be accurate and appropriate and the effectiveness of additional signage should be evaluated 

2. Kevin Doyle- concerns with recommendations from STA consultant and placing the Norgoma in Tobermory- Forward comments regarding STAs to STA consultant and comments in regard to the Norgoma to the Community Services Manager 

3. Glenda Clarke, Tobermory Housing Committee- Request for the creation of an Affordable Housing Committee of Council- Forward comments to the Community Services Manager- Cathy Addison explained the process of appointing a Committee of Council- Staff to present an opinion on creating a Committee of Council- Determine if the group can be supported in an alternative way

4. David Rodgers and Gene Deszca, Georgian Heights Property Owners Association- Notice of Moore Street Side Trail Closure- Noted and filed- Emergency and Fire aware of the change 

5. David Murphy- Concerns with the Norgoma being docked in Tobermory- Forward comments to the Community Services Manager 

6. Melissa Avedesian, Grey County- Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership- Staff to determine if a staff member can participate rather than a member of Council

7. Kathreen Zanyk- Destruction of Larsen Cove Road North- Public Works responded to issues

8. Grey Bruce Public Health Media Release- Overdose Awareness Month- Noted and filed

9. Melissa Thomson, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks- Changes to Temporary Emergency Order for Ontario’s Water System Operators- Noted and filed

10. Krista Hulshof, President of Ontario Barn Preservation- A message about severances from the Ontario Barn Preservation- Noted and filed

11. AMO Communications- AMO Policy Update- $4B Municipal Announcement, Provincial Emergency Ended, Provincial Orders, and Rural Economic Development- Staff to investigate if the Municipality will be receiving any funding

12. AMO Communications- AMO Policy Update- Back to School Plan, Child Care, and Long-Term Care Reports Released- Noted and filed

13. Steve Clarke, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing- Our government issued an emergency order under the EMCPA to provide municipalities with the flexibility to deploy certain of their staff to where they are needed- Noted and filed 

14. Esme Batten, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)- Request for staff participation on the Saugeen Peninsula Invasive Species Collaborative- Public Works to work with NCC on this endeavor 

15. Bruce County Media Release- Bruce County offers $250k to local businesses to purchase safety supplies, part of the $1.75M Business Sustainability Fund- Noted and filed 

16. Cobide Engineering- On-Site Information Meeting will take place on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11 30am at the Stokes Bay Community Centre Parking Lot, 575 Stokes Bay Road- Information and noted and filed 

17. Cobide Engineering- On-Site Information Meeting will take place on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10am at the Start of Branch K on Budvet Road approximately 800 Feet West of Highway 6- Information and noted and filed 

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #32-16-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

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

Carried

READING OF BY-LAWS

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #32-17-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

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

2020-55 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 FOR PROPERTIES DESCRIBED AS PART UNIT 85, PLAN D4, PART 14, PLAN 3R-5950 – 3 SYLVIA STREET, UNIT 83, PLAN D4 – 8 MCNEIL STREET, UNIT 84, PLAN D4, PART 1, PLAN 3R-414 – 2 MCNEIL STREET, PART UNIT 84, PLAN D4, PARTS 2, 3 AND 4, PLAN 3R-414 – 4 MCNEIL STREET, MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA

2020-78 BEING A BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA HELD MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020

Carried

There was a break in the meeting at 2:52 p.m. 

The meeting reconvened at 2:59 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #32-18-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council move into closed meeting pursuant at 2:59 p.m. 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, e) litigation or potential litigation including matters before administrative tribunals affecting the municipality or local board (Personnel), and b) personal matters about an identifiable individual including municipal or local board members, and f) advice that is subject to solicitor client privilege including communications necessary for that purpose (Outstanding Legal Matters – Native Land Claim).

Carried

RECONVENE FROM “CLOSED SESSION” TO RESUME COUNCIL MEETING

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #32-19-2020 Seconded by D. Myles

THAT Council reconvenes from Closed Session at 3:09 p.m. and resumes the Council meeting.

Carried

The Mayor advised that the CAO had provided an exit interview report on the Building Inspector and an update on the SON litigation was conversed.

ADJOURNMENT 

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #32-20-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT the meeting adjourns at 3:10 p.m.

Carried