In a public meeting prior to the Council meeting of February 16, 2016, Council stated
they wanted a further set back from the front line than the 2.5m proposed in Garry
Morritt's minor ariance application, so that it would blend in with the rest of
the houses (5.5m) on the street where Morritt wants to build a house for his daughter.
Currently, 7.5m set back from the front lot line is required. After some discussion
the parties came to a tentative agreement of a 3.5m set back, with Mr. Morritt to
provide the building plans to Mr. Perrin so they can go over them.
1. Dominion of Canada Building: Email Correspondence sent from Heritage Central
Elgin recommending Dominion of Canada Building be placed on Clerk's List of Properties
of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest. Discussion and vote on adding the DOC to
the Clerk's List was deferred until after Closed Session.
2. Port Stanley Community Policing: Correspondence received from Port Stanley Community
Policing requesting placement of "no parking signage" from corner of Warren Street
to the driveway of Moore Water Gardens. The municipality has no objections but Community
Policing will have to get the County on board with it as this is a county road and
they have jurisdiction.
3. Catfish Creek Conservation Authority - 2016 Levy: Correspondence received from
CCCA respecting 2016 Levy and AGM. The proposed overall General Levy adjustment
represents an increase of $3,746.89 for the Municipality of Central Elgin. The Municipality
of Central E1gin's total Levy for 2016 is $69,511.35, including the Special Planning
Levy. Council approved Central Elgin's apportionment of the 2016 CCCA levy.
Correspondence (for Council's Information)
- Received collectively as information and filed.
- 1. Catfish Creek Conservation Authority: Correspondence received from CCCA advising
of Annual General Meeting.
- 2. Heritage Central Elgin: Copy of minutes from Heritage Central Elgin meeting dated
Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
- 3. Moving Forward Event: Notice of Moving Forward Event scheduled for February 24,
2016 at Senior's Recreation Centre - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- 4. County of Elgin Highlights: Copy of County of Elgin Highlights for January 26,
- 5. Proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision - 34T-15503: Notice of a Public Meeting for
a Proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision - Phase 4 Shawside Development
- 6. Ad hoc Sign By-law Committee: Copy of minutes from the Ad hoc Sign By-law Committee
meeting dated November 25, 2015.
- 7. Land Division Committee - Notice of Decision: Notice of Decision received from
County of Elgin Land Division Committee respecting E124/15, Eric John and Maria
- 8. Belmont Library - Interest Free Loan/Lease Amendments: Correspondence received
from the County of Elgin advising of agreement for ten year interest-free loan in
amount of $100,000. to support renovation costs for Belmont Library and advising
of amendments to lease agreement.
- 9. Long Term Funding: Correspondence received from Town of Northeastern Manitoulin
and the Islands respecting Long Term Funding.
- 10. Port Stanley BIA Board of Managment: Copy of BIA Board of Management Meeting
minutes dated January 20th, 2016.
1. Special Events Committee - 2016 Cross Fit Elgin Beach Brawl. Council had no objection
to this July 9th, 2016 main beach event subject to the provision of liability insurance
and the same conditions as last year.
2. Special Events Committee - 2016 Great Lakes International Air Show. Council approved
the holding of the event but did not make any decision regarding the provision of
grant money to pay for ambulances, firefighters, and such. There was discussion
around the council table about the municipality providing grant moeny amounting
to the same thing as giving taxpayer's money to charity. The GLIAS will also have
to provide the required $5 million liability insurance.
CEP 06-16 Application for a Consent No E05/16 - Colin, Jeff, John and Joanne Ferguson,
43850 Ferguson Line: Council approved a zoning by-law amendment to permit an agricultural
related use on the severed lot.
CEP 07-16 Application for a Consent No. E06/16 - Colin, Jeff, John, Joanne and Joyce
Ferguson, 43933 Truman Line: Council approved a zoning by-law amendment to prohibit
any new residential dwellings on the retained lot.
CEP 08-16 Application for a Consent No. E07/16 - Colin, Jeff, John, Joanne and Joyce
Ferguson, 10461 Dalewood Road: Council approved a zoning by-law amendment to prohibit
any new residential dwellings on the retained lot.
CEP 09-16 Application for a Consent No. E08/16 - Jeff, John and Joanne Ferguson,
44270 Talbot Line: Council approved a minor variance to recognize the deficient
front yard setback for the existing residential dwelling located on the severed
lot; and the lands are to be severed be merged in title with 44282 Talbot Line.
CEP 11-16 Application for a Consent No. E127/15 - Paul Mitchell Hepburn, 43337 Fruit
Ridge Line: Council approved a severance which keeps the lands in agricultural use
but which recognizes Paul Hepburn's new house.
CEP 12-16 Application for a Consent No. E01/16 - Michael and Karen Degen, 421 Edith
Cavell Blvd: Council approved the creation of a proposed utility easement.
CEP 14-16 Application to Amend Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 - Rod & Trudy Malloy,
5913 Stone Church Road: The public meeting date set for this proposed residential
use of land on Stone Church Road is March 21st, 2016 @ 7:20 p.m.
CEP 15-16 Parkland Dedication By-law: This was received by Council as information
after first being discussed by staff with the St. Thomas Elgin Homebuilders Association.
CAO 08-16 Permit Fee Implementation Options: The new fees will be implemented in
three stages of one-third each in July 2016, January 2017 and January 2018. Staff
was ordered to organize a public meeting on this.
Radon Gas Leon Bach, Chief Building Official, will be in attendance to provide Council
with a powerpoint presentation on radon gas. The threshold for the safe presence
of radon gas in a home was recently lowered to 200 and thus some homes that were
previously assessed as safe are no long. Long term exposure to radon gas has been
linked to the incidence of lung cance. Contact the municipality if you have concerns
and want to have your home tested.
PW 08-16 Dell Drain Outlet - Appointment of Engineer - Section 78: Council appointed
Mr. Mark Hernandez, P. Eng, of Dillon Consulting Limited to undertake a report under
Section 78 of the Ontario Drainage Act for the Dell Drain Outlet.
PW 09-16 Prior Drain - Open Ditch Cleanout Tender Award: Council awarded Laemers
Excavating of Sparta, Ontario the contract to cleanout the existing Prior Municipal
Drain open ditch, for a contract price of $11, 683.07 inclusive of HST.
PW 10-16 Norman Drain (West) - Open Ditch Cleanout Tender Award: Council awarded
Murray Mills Excavating and Trucking Sarnia Ltd. the contract to cleanout the existing
Norman Municipal Drain open ditch (West Portion), for a contract price of $6, 133.
64 inclusive of HST.
DFS 01-16 Establish 2016 Interim Tax Installment Information: The interim tax Installment
amounts for all ratepayers, as in previous years will be based on fifty (50) percent
of the final 2015 taxes for each property as provided for in Section 317 of The
Municipal Act, 2001, S. O. 2001, c.25. The impact of any 2016 assessment changes
and the final combined tax rate will be applied to the final two installments of
DFS 02-16 2016 Annual Temporary Borrowing By-law: Council received this report regarding
the temporary borrowing of $6.5 million to keep the municipality running while taxe
are collected as information.
- Deferred until after Closed Session for both discussion and vote:
- By-law 1941 Execute an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with Edward Lucien Pietrzak
and Pamela Anne Pietrzak
- By-law 1942 Execute an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with Verne Eugene Crosby respecting
Harding Smith Line
- By-law 1943 Execute a Transfer Agreement with Verne Eugene Crosby and Mary Corinne
Crosby respecting Harding Smith Line
- Taken and passed collectively:
- By-law 1973 Confirmatory By-law
- By-law 1974 Being a By-law to Provide for the Year 2016 Interim Tax Levy, Provide
for Payment of Taxes, Provide for Penalty and Interest Charges for Non-Payment or
Any Installment by the Due Date
- By-law 1975 Being a By-law to Authorize Temporary Borrowing for 2016
- By-law 1976 Being a By-law to Provide for the Collection of Costs of Repairs and
Maintenance - 2015 Drainage Works
- By-law 1977 Development Agreement - Prespa Construction Limited, 40 Vineden Drive
- By-law 1978 Development Agreement - Cheryl Ann Barendregt, Dexter Line/Hawk Cliff
- By-law 1979 Execute an Agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario
(Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) - (OCIF) Ontario Community Infrastructure
Fund - Application Component - Intake 2
- By-law 1980 Execute an Agreement with Laemers Excavating respecting Prior Drain
- By-law 1981 Execute an Agreement with Murray Mills Excavating & Trucking (Sarnia)
Ltd., respecting Norman Drain Cleanout
1. Public Garbage Can Policy
- CS1 Litigation or Potential Litigation (s.239(2)(e)) and/or Solicitor-Client Privilege
(s.239(2)(f)) and/or Personal Matters about an Identifiable Individual (s.239(2)(b))
- CS2 Closed Session Minutes
- CS3 Security of Property (s.239(2)(a)) - Dominion of Canada Building
- CS4 Security of Property (s.239(2)(a)) - Port Stanley Harbour
- CS5 Solicitor-Client Privilege (s.239(2(f)) - Little Beach
- CS6 Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations (s.239(2)(d)) - Recreational Staff