Municipality Of Northern Bruce Peninsula Council Meeting (Electronic) December 21, 2020

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

STAFF PRESENT: Peggy Van Mierlo-West, Chief Administrative Officer, Cathy Addison, Clerk, Tessa Swanton, Deputy Clerk, Teresa Shearer, Treasurer, Carol Hopkins, Bylaw Enforcement Officer, Ryan Deska, Community Services Manager, Troy Cameron, Public Works Manager

OTHERS PRESENT: Kent Wilkens, Tobermory Chamber of Commerce, Luiza Adsett, Waste Management 

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

NOTE: In the absence of the ability to vote by a show of hands, in accordance with By-law No. 2018-73, Section 2(dd), Council votes will be recorded for resolutions presented at electronic Council meetings.

DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND GENERAL NATURE THEREOF

Mayor McIver called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Council members were reminded to disclose any pecuniary interest and the general nature thereof that may arise during the meeting.

Councillor Mielhausen declared a conflict of interest with respect to Agenda Item #12 as he is the owner of the land being severed. 

Deputy Mayor Myles declared a conflict of interest with respect to Closed Session regarding a Former Administration Staff member – Accounts Receivable Clerk.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Mayor McIver advised that Council will be moving into Closed Session at 3:00 p.m. and will return to the Regular Council meeting following Closed Session if there are outstanding agenda items to be addressed.

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #47-01-2020 Seconded M. Myles 

THAT the content of the agenda be approved, as printed.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

RE: Council Meeting No. 20-46, December 7, 2020

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-02-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT the minutes of Council Meeting No. 20-46, December 7, 2020 be approved as printed and circulated.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

PUBLIC MEETING

There is no Public Meeting for Council Meeting No. 20-47, December 21, 2020.

DELEGATION

Delegation- Kent Wilkens, Tobermory Chamber of Commerce

RE: Budget and Proposal for Portable Washrooms in the Tobermory Area

Mayor McIver welcomed Kent Wilkens to the meeting via Zoom. Kent Wilkens presented a proposal from the Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce to place portable washrooms around Tobermory. 

Mayor McIver noted that the portable washrooms appear to be tidy, clean, and connected to water and sewer. 

Kent Wilkens stated that there would be four portable washrooms located at the pump station at the south side of the Tobermory Harbour, one unit near Mike Lees, two at the Community Centre parking lot and two at the Legion parking lot.

Councillor Golden commented that the portable washroom units are not accessible, and accessibility should be considered at some point in the process. She also noted that better signage is needed for the municipal washrooms as they are undersigned. 

Mayor McIver informed Kent Wilkens that municipal staff will review the proposals.

Councillor Golden mentioned that municipal staff will be cleaning the proposed portable washrooms and budget implications will be considered. 

Kent Wilkens stated that purchasing the portable washrooms is a good project to utilize funds generated from paid parking in Tobermory. He also commented on the need to improve signage for municipal facilities. Kent Wilkens discussed placing a kiosk at the Tobermory Harbour for information services at a cost of approximately $10,000, making parking at the harbour pedestrian friendly, reducing the speed limit from the start of Bay Street to the Princess Hotel to 20 kilometres per hour, and improving signage on the one-way street from the Cenotaph to the LCBO. 

In response to a query from Councillor Golden, Kent Wilkens indicated that the Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce is interested in operating the Ferndale Information Centre for the 2021 season.

Kent Wilkens confirmed that the four portable washroom units to be placed at the south side of the harbour would be the priority for 2021, followed by units near Mike Lees and the Tobermory Community Centre. 

Councillor Myles questioned if a permanent washroom facility was considered including price estimates. Kent Wilkens stated that a permanent structure was not considered as it is planned that the portable washrooms will be ready for the upcoming season to address their pressing need. 

Community Services Manager, Ryan Deska, informed that approval from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) will be required to place portable washrooms at the south side of the harbour; however, approval may be easier as the structures are moveable. He noted that as per discussions with the Tourism Advisory Board, a permanent solution can be investigated while the portable washrooms are in place for the upcoming season. 

Mayor McIver thanked Kent Wilkens for his presentation on behalf of the Tobermory and District Chamber of Commerce and advised that staff will review financial and other implications of the portable washrooms and report back to Council. 

CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS

1. Public Works Manager Report No. PW 20-55

RE: North Shore Road Request for Repairs on Privately-owned Section

Public Works Manager, Troy Cameron, noted that a precedent may be set if the Municipality performs work on the road. He recommended that staff contact the requestor and offer an in-kind contribution. Council agreed with this approach. 

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-03-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council receives Public Works Department Report PW 20-55 as information as it relates to a request for Municipal assistance to repair the privately-owned section of North Shore Road.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

2. Public Works Manager Report No. PW 20-57

RE: Waste and Recycling Collection and Waste and Recycling Containers

A brief discussion ensued between Council, Troy Cameron, and Luiza Adsett from Waste Management regarding the transition to compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel resulting in a reduction of costs, an increase in pickups since 2017 likely due to extended stays of cottagers, and the increase in recycling and waste collection tonnages.

Councillor Myles questioned if there will be a cost increase to the Municipality if collections increase more then 3-4%. Luiza Adsett indicated that there has been a 15% increase in waste collection and 18% increase in curbside recycling collection. She noted that waste and recycling being placed in containers at depots has decreased. Luiza Adsett stated that converting the trucks to CNG fuel will result in cost savings and two additional trucks will service the Municipality. Luiza confirmed that the recycling processing fee is based on tonnages and subject to fluctuation; however, the other costs are fixed. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #47-04-2020 Seconded by D. Myles 

THAT Council receives Public Works Department Report PW 20-57 as it relates to the Waste and Recycling Collection and Waste and Recycling Containers Contracts;

AND THAT Council authorizes a three-year (2021-2023) extension of the contract with Waste Management of Canada Corporation which includes a 4% escalator for each additional year of the curbside collection contract and a 3% escalator for each additional year of the containers contract.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried 

3. Chief Building Official Report No. BD 20-33

RE: No Demand for Services Site Plan Control Agreement

Owner: Krista Louise McBay

Part Lot 13 Concession 12 EBR Eastnor Part 15, R171; Northern Bruce Peninsula

297 Rush Cove Road

Assessment Roll No. 4109 620 009 11216 

Property Identifier Number (PIN): 33121-0298 (LT)

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-05-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council approves the negotiation and registration of a No Demand for Services Site Plan Control Agreement requested by Krista Louise McBay, owner of the property legally described as; Part Lot 13 Concession 12 EBR Eastnor Part 15, R171; Northern Bruce Peninsula and located at 297 Rush Cove Road, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

4. Manager of Community Services Report No. CS 20-54

RE: Northern Bruce Peninsula Housing Taskforce Councillor Appointee

Council agreed to appoint Councillor Golden to the Northern Bruce Peninsula Housing Taskforce as a Council representative.

Councillor Myles mentioned the importance of Zoning By-law changes, a more focused approach and questioned if the taskforce must be a formal committee of Council. 

Ryan Deska stated that the consultant will prepare the business plan, identify housing needs from statistics and determine models that the Municipality can explore. He said that the committee will assist the consultant (who will be selected by a request for proposals (RFP) process) in understanding housing issues specific to Northern Bruce Peninsula. Ryan Deska explained that a benefit of developing a housing project at this time is that the Municipality can act quickly when funding becomes available from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). 

Mayor McIver referred to a report from Bruce County regarding attainable housing.

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-06-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives Community Services report CS 20-54, Northern Bruce Peninsula Housing Taskforce Councillor Appointee.

THAT Council approve the formation of the Northern Bruce Peninsula Housing Taskforce as an Ad Hoc Committee of Council.

AND THAT Council appoint Councillor Golden as Council’s representative on the Northern Bruce Peninsula Housing Taskforce.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

5. Manager of Community Services Report No. CS 20-55

RE: Fee Reduction for Holiday Ice Rental

Council discussed how the upcoming provincial Covid-19 lockdown will affect ice rentals. Council agreed to move forward with the recommendation pending Covid-19 restrictions.

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #47-07-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council receives Community Services report CS 20-55, Fee Reduction for Holiday Ice Rental, as information;

AND THAT Council approve a 50% reduction in ice rental fees during the 2020 holiday season, December 23, 2020 – January 1, 2021.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

6. Bylaw Enforcement Officer Report No. MLEO 20-16

RE: Paid Parking Machines – 2021 Capital Expenditure

Council questioned if locations for the parking machines in the Lion’s Head area have been determined. The option of installing parking machines with QR (Quick Response) codes as a cell phone payment solution was discussed. The Bylaw Enforcement Officer emphasized the need to purchase the machines as soon as possible to be delivered for the start of the 2021 season. 

Mayor McIver asked the Bylaw Enforcement Officer to prepare a report depicting the parking machine locations and a cost comparison of parking machines where payment is made using a QR code versus coin and credit cards. The report was deferred to the January 11, 2021 Council meeting as additional information was requested. 

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #47-08-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

THAT Council receives By-law Enforcement Officer Report MLEO 20-16 as information regarding the purchase of paid parking machines for Lion’s Head; and

THAT Council approves the purchase of ten (10) DG7 Parking Meters in the amount of $117,170.00 plus HST from Precise Parklink for delivery in April of 2021.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was deferred.

Deferred

7. Bylaw Enforcement Officer Report No. MLEO 20-17

RE: Being a By-law to Prohibit and Regulate Nuisance within the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula

Moved by D. Myles Resolution #47-09-2020 Seconded by L. Golden 

THAT Council receives and approves MLEO Report # 20-17 a Report as it relates to the By-law to Prohibit Nuisance within the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, and;

THAT Council will consider the passage of revised By-law No. 2020-108.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

8. Treasurer Report No. TR 20-31

RE: 2021 Insurance Renewal

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-10-2020 Seconded by M. Myles

THAT Council receives Treasurer’s Report 20-31 regarding the 2021 insurance renewal; and

THAT Council accepts the proposal from AON Risk Solutions for the 2021 Municipal Insurance in the amount of $260,860, excluding taxes.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

9. Clerk Report No. C 20-58

RE: Zoning By-law Amendment 

Owner: Celtic Sports and Arts Camp (Tim Matheson

Part of Farm Lot 14 West Bury Road, RP 3R8963 Part 4 (Not Yet Assigned, Matheson Drive) and Part of Farm Lot 14 West Bury Road, RP 3R8963 Part 3 (Not Yet Assigned, Matheson Drive) – St. Edmunds, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula Bruce County File No. Z-16-14.68

Roll No. 410968000413215 and 410968000413200

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-11-2020 Seconded by M. Myles

THAT Council supports the passage of By-law No. 2021-03, 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 properties legally described as Part of Farm Lot 14 West Bury Road, RP 3R8963 Part 4 (Not Yet Assigned, Matheson Drive) and Part of Farm Lot 14 West Bury Road, RP 3R8963 Part 3 (Not Yet Assigned, Matheson Drive) – St. Edmunds, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. The amendment is required to rezone the subject land from “R2-x Resort Residential Special” and “EH Environmental Hazard” to “R2-2021-03-a/c/d Resort Residential Special and EH Environmental Hazard” and from “R2-y Resort Residential Special” and “EH Environmental Hazard” to “R2-b/e/f/g” R2 Resort Residential Special and “EH Environmental Hazard”.

AND THAT Council will consider passage of By-law No. 2021-03 at its regular meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

10. Clerk Report No. C 20-59

RE: Owner: Andrea Jennifer Booth & John Hugh McCullum

Applicant: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Agent: Esme Batten, Program Manager (NCC) 

File No.:B2020-055 (Consent)

Legal Description:

Concession 5 EBR Lot 24 Part Lot 25 (Lindsay) 

Municipality: Northern Bruce Peninsula 

Roll Number: 410966000237600 

Concession 6 EBR Lot 23 To 25 

Municipality: Northern Bruce Peninsula 

Roll Number: 410966000302500

Mayor McIver asked the Clerk to contact the Nature Conservancy of Canada and invite a speaker to attend an upcoming Council meeting as a delegation. The Treasurer was directed to prepare a report regarding tax exempt properties.

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #47-12-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen 

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, Esme Batten, on behalf of the applicant, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and the owner, Andrea Jennifer Booth & John Hugh McCullum, for property legally described as Concession 5 EBR Lot 24 Part Lot 25 (Lindsay), Concession 6 EBR Lot 23 to 25 (Lindsay) Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. It is the intention of the application to sever and separate the 40.47 ha original township lot which is to be obtained by the NCC, as the lots have merged on title through common ownership.

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

1. That the owner enters into an Agreement with the Municipality, if deemed necessary by the Municipality, to satisfy all the requirements, financial or otherwise of the Municipality, which may include, but shall not be limited to, the provision of parkland (or cash-in-lieu of land), roads, installation of services, facilities, drainage and the timing and payment of a development charge. 

2. That a Reference Plan (survey that is registered) be completed and a digital copy and hard copy filed with the Municipal Clerk and a digital copy and hard copy be filed with the Approval Authority, or an exemption from the Reference Plan be received from the Approval Authority. 

3. That the Municipality provide written confirmation to the Approval Authority that the municipal conditions as imposed herein have been fulfilled.

4. That, pursuant to Section 53(42) of the Planning Act, the ‘Certificate of Consent’ be affixed to the deed within one year of the giving of the Notice of Decision. (Note: Section 53(43) of the Planning Act) requires that the transaction approved by this consent must be carried out within two years of the issuance of the certificate (ie. Stamping of the deed). 

5. That the applicant pays the applicable County of Bruce consent certification fee at the time of certification of the deeds.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

11. Clerk Report No. C 20-60

RE: Routine Disclosure Policy

Cathy Addison, Clerk, indicated that recent Freedom of Information training sparked the need for a Routine Disclosure Policy. She said that the policy can act as a guideline for staff to utilize when information is requested.

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #47-13-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council receives Clerk’s Report C 

20-60 as information regarding a Routine Disclosure Policy; and

THAT By-law 2021-04, Being a By-law to Establish a Routine Disclosure and Active Dissemination of Information Policy, be presented and considered for passage at the Council meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

Having declared a conflict of interest, Councillor Mielhausen did not participate in the following portion of the meeting.

12. Clerk Report No. C 20-62

RE: Zoning By-law Amendment 

Owner: James Mielhausen

Applicant: Dan Carey

Agent: Jason McNamara

Part Lot 25, Concession 2, EBR, (Eastnor) 

Bruce Road 9

Bruce County File No. Z-66-19.62

Related Files Nos: NBP OPA-14-19.62 (LOPA) B-108-19.62 (Consent) 

Roll No. 4109 620 007 00501

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #47-14-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council supports the passage of By-law No. 2021-05, 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 25, Concession 2, EBR, (Eastnor), located on Bruce Road 9, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. The amendment is required to rezone the subject land from RU2 Restricted Rural to C2-05-2021 Hamlet Commercial Special (severed parcel) and RU2-05-2021 Restricted Rural Special (retained parcel). 

AND THAT Council will consider passage of By-law No. 2021-05 at its regular meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: In conflict 

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

Councillor Mielhausen resumed participation in the meeting at this time.

13. Chief Administrative Officer Report No. CAO 20-56

RE: Organizational Review – Final Report

This item was considered following the completion of Closed Session at 4:28 p.m. and Council agreed to defer the report to the January 11, 2021 Council meeting.

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-15-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receive CAO Report 20-56 titled Organizational Review, AND

THAT, Council approves the attached recommendations regarding the Organizational Review, AND

THAT, these recommendations be included within the 2021 budget deliberations.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was deferred.

Deferred

14. Minutes- Climate Action Committee- Meeting No. 20-01, November 10, 2020

Council discussed the Climate Action Committee and how the free membership to the Partners for Climate Protection Program will provide resources to the committee. Councillor Myles stated that the Committee is skilled, committed, and busy researching and reviewing other Climate Change Plans.

Councillor Golden suggested that the committee address the risk of forest fires as the Northern Bruce Peninsula has many large parcels of conservation land that have grown into old forests. She noted that there may be an issue surrounding old growth forests, deadfall, high winds, and hot summers. 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #47-16-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council does hereby adopt the Climate Action Committee Minutes dated November 10, 2020, as circulated, and approved all actions contained therein.

THAT the Climate Action Committee recommends that the Council of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula joins the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program created by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI Canada).

THAT the Climate Action Committee requests information from the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula including energy consumption data on municipal buildings and fleet from the past two (2) years and any other applicable energy uses.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

15. Resolution- Climate Action Committee

RE: Council Resolution to Join the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection Program

Council appointed Councillor Megan Myles and Tessa Swanton, Deputy Clerk, as contacts for the Partners for Climate Protection Program.

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-17-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

WHEREAS The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI Canada) have established the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program to provide a forum for municipal governments to share their knowledge and experience with other municipal governments on how to reduce GHG emissions; 

WHEREAS over 350 municipal governments across Canada representing more than 65 per cent of the population have already committed to reducing corporate and community GHG emissions through the PCP program since its inception in 1994; 

WHEREAS the PCP program is based on a five-milestone framework that involves completing a GHG inventory and forecast, setting a GHG reduction target, developing a local action plan, implementing the plan, and monitoring progress and reporting results;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula review the guidelines on PCP Member Benefits and Responsibilities and then communicate to FCM and ICLEI Canada its participation in the PCP program and its commitment to achieving the milestones set out in the PCP five-milestone framework; 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula appoint the following: 

a) Corporate staff person (Name) Tessa Swanton (Job Title) Deputy Clerk (Contact number) 519-793-3522 X229 (Email address) [email protected] 

b) Elected official (Name) Megan Myles (Job Title) Councillor (Contact number) 519-387-3663 (Email address) [email protected] 

to oversee implementation of the PCP milestones and be the points of contact for the PCP program within the municipality. 

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried 

16. Resolution- Township of Matachewan

RE: Request for an extension to apply for available grants for municipalities

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #47-18-2020 Seconded by M. Myles

THAT Council supports Resolution #2020-267 from the Township of Matachewan with respect to a request for an extension to apply for available grants for municipalities. 

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

17. Resolution- Grey Sauble Conservation

RE: Provincial Bill 229- Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020 (Deferred from December 7, 2020 Council meeting)

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-19-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives the attached resolution, as information.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

18. Resolution- Town of Carleton Place

RE: Request that the Government of Ontario prioritize children and childcare as part of its post pandemic recovery plan and provide increased funding to childcare providers

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #47-20-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council supports Resolution #1-132-10 from the Town of Carleton Place with respect to a request that the Government of Ontario prioritize children and childcare as part of its post pandemic recovery plan and provide increased funding to childcare providers.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

19. Resolution- Hamilton City Council

RE: Request for an Interim Cap on Gas Plant and Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-21-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council receives the attached resolution, as information.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

20. Resolution- Municipality of Southwest Middlesex

RE: Drainage Matters CN Rail

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-22-2020 Seconded by M. Myles

THAT Council supports Resolution #2020-274 from the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex with respect to drainage matters regarding the Canadian National Railway (CN Rail). 

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

OTHER BUSINESS

Councillor Golden asked the CAO to consult with Parks Canada regarding the Municipality’s requirement for all Parks Canada awarded RFPs to obtain a business license with the Municipality, when implemented. 

The Clerk suggested postponing Volunteer Recognition Day to the fall of 2021 due to

COVID-19. The format of the event will be discussed in the future pending COVID-19 guidelines. 

The CAO advised that municipal COVID-19 communications will recommence as the Province has issued a lockdown starting on December 26, 2020. Council mentioned the concept of staying at your primary residence during the lockdown.

CORRESPONDENCE

1. Elizabeth Thorn- Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association- Funding for Bayside Astronomy Program

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-23-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council approves a $2,000 Community Grant to the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association to assist in funding the Bayside Astronomy Program.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

2. Elaine Blau- Turnaround Parking and Safety- The CAO will present a report on outstanding parking areas at the January 11, 2021 Council meeting, such as Grant Watson Drive, McCurdy Drive, Big Tub Road and Sandy Beach.

3. Mayor Michael Vandersteen- Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-24-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT Council supports the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative as per a letter from Mayor Michael Vandersteen dated December 14, 2020. 

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

4. General (Ret’d) Rick Hillier- COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force- Noted and filed 

5. AMO Communications- AMO Policy Update- Initial Vaccination Approach AG Annual Report, Wetland Conservation Program- Noted and filed

6. ISEO Community Engagement- Regional Electricity Forum- January 20, 2021- Noted and filed

7. Grey County- Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership Partner Council- November 4, 2020- Noted and filed

8. Public Health Grey Bruce Media Release- COVID-19 and Children’s Playdates & Birthday Celebrations- Noted and filed

9. Source Protection Committee Minutes- March 27, 2020- Noted and filed

10. Todd Smith, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services- Release of Building a Strong Foundation for Success, Reducing Poverty in Ontario (2020-2025) – Noted and filed

11. Rural Ontario Municipal Association- ROMA Annual Conference- Staff and Council to review

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #47-25-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT the correspondence items #2 and #4-11 be received for information, as printed, and circulated.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried. 

Carried

READING OF BY-LAWS

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #47-26-2020 Seconded by D. Myles

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

2020-107 BEING A BY-LAW TO ADOPT THE COMMUNITY SAFETY & WELL-BEING PLAN WITH THE COUNTY OF BRUCE, COUNTY OF GREY AND PARTICIPATING LOWER TIER MUNICIPALITIES, INCLUDING THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA

2020-108 BEING A BY-LAW TO PROHIBIT AND REGULATE PUBLIC NUISANCE WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA

2020-112 BEING A BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 2002-54, AS AMENDED, BEING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA AS IT RELATES TO THE REMOVAL OF THE HOLDING (H) ZONE PROVISION – PART LOT 44 CONCESSION 5 WBR ST. EDMUNDS AS IN R400503 AND PART 1 3R580 T/W R400503 EXCEPT PART 1 3R3008; NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA 10 BOBS HARBOUR ROAD (ST. EDMUNDS), MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA

2020-114 BEING A BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA HELD MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

Mayor McIver advised that Council was moving into closed meeting pursuant to Section 239 of The Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, for the following reasons: b) personal matters about an identifiable individual including Municipal or local board members and d) labour relations or employee negotiations (Organizational Review and Former Administration Staff member – Accounts Receivable Clerk).

CLOSED SESSION

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #47-27-2020 Seconded by M. Myles

THAT Council move into closed meeting at 3:00 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 (Organization Review and Former Administration Staff member – Accounts Receivable Clerk).

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

RECONVENE FROM “CLOSED SESSION” TO RESUME COUNCIL MEETING

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #47-28-2020 Seconded by M. Myles 

THAT Council reconvenes from Closed Session at 4:27 p.m. and resumes the Council meeting.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried

Mayor McIver advised that Council had been provided an overview on the Organizational Review report from Ward & Uptigrove Consulting and Human Resources and staff was given direction with respect to a human resources matter pertaining to a former staff member.

Due to technical difficulties, Council was unable to resume the open Zoom meeting to adjourn following Closed Session.

ADJOURNMENT 

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #47-29-2020 Seconded by M. Myles

THAT the meeting adjourns at 4:29 p.m.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Deputy Mayor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried.

Carried