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by Doug Harvey
The Thanks Of A Job Well Done
Councillor Dan McKillop, Municipality of Dutton Dunwich,
Co-Chair, Health Communities Partnership
and Jessica Lang, Health Promoter, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Central Elgin Regular Meeting Of Council On Monday, September 12th, 2016.

Roll Call

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof - None reported.

Adoption of Minutes

First Motion moved by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Sally Martyn that the Minutes of the Regular/Planning meeting of Council dated August 22, 2016 be Adopted. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

Delegations

1. Healthy Communities Partnership - Get Active Elgin Strategy Councillor Dan McKillop, Municipality of Dutton Dunwich and Co-Chair, Health Communities Partnership and Jessica Lang, Health Promoter, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health were in attendance to present a proposal to work collectively together with all municipalities in Elgin St. Thomas on a Get Active Elgin Strategy.

According to the 2009-2010 Canadian Community Health Survey, the Elgin St Thomas region ranked the worst of 36 regions across the Province when it came to self reported rates of physical activity during their leisure time. Building on its accomplishments since 2011, the Healthy Communities Partnership successfully applied for and received $20,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to build the case for “Get Active Elgin”. The next step is to show how we are going to work towards the goal: “Elgin St Thomas will be the most active community in the Province within 5 years”.

In 2017, with anticipated support from all municipalities, the Partnership hopes to secure $500,000/year for up to five years to implement a coordinated long-term strategy for Get Active Elgin. Under Trillium rules this funding can be used for capital/infrastructure projects. Our approach to Trillium is to use a collective impact model to facilitate working together to leverage projects that are probably already in each Municipalities budgets as well as in our five year planning cycle. This regional approach will enable all of our residents to have more opportunities and incentives to be more active.

We need to recruit municipal staff from parks and recreation, planning, community services and others from across the County to participate in a municipal consultation on Wednesday October 5th. This half-day consultation will be held at the Malahide Community Place in Springfield with lunch after. Feedback from the field will help to inform a long-term strategy with the anticipated goal of positively impacting the health status and physical activity rates of Elgin St. Thomas residents.

The Healthy Communities Partnership requests that each municipal council in Elgin St. Thomas adopt a resolution to work together on a City and County wide collective strategy for “Get Active Elgin”, with the aim to secure Trillium funding.

A Motion moved by Dan McNeil and Seconded by Fiona Roberts that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin supports working together with St. Thomas Public Health, the City of St. Thomas, and County wide Municipalities to create the collective strategy for "Get Active Elgin", with the aim to secure Trillium funding. The Motion was Carried.

Correspondence (Action)

1. Remembrance Day Parade and Act of Remembrance Service Correspondence received from The Royal Canadian Legion, Last Post, Branch 410, Port Stanley, seeking permission for annual Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday, November 6, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m. from Main Street to Veterans Cenotaph.

A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Harold Winkworth that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections to a request from the Royal Canadian Legion, Last Post, Branch 410, Port Stanley, seeking permission to hold the annual Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday, November 6, 2016 subject to the following conditions; that organizers provide liability insurance in the amount of $5,000,000 naming the County of Elgin and the Municipality of Central Elgin as co-insured and held harmless, and the final schedule and location of the events be approved by the Director of Physical Services and approval be obtained from the County of Elgin regarding the temporary closure of Bridge Street for the parade. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

A second Motion was read to reimburse the Royal Canadian Legion for the cost of the liability insurance premium, after being read, David Marr asked Staff if this was already covered in the budget. The response was that the grant money in the budget was already approved and that the Municipality of Central Elgin would cover the cost of the liability insurance premium for the parade. The second Motion was dropped.

2. Annual Port Stanley Dickens Day Parade Correspondence received the Port Stanley Dickens Day Parade Committee requesting permission for the Annual Port Stanley Dickens Day Parade to be held on Friday, November 25th @ 7:00 p.m.

A Motion moved by Harold Winkworth and seconded by Sally Martyn that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections to a request from the Port Stanley Lion and Lioness Clubs seeking permission to hold the Annual Port Stanley Dickens Day Parade on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. subject to the following conditions; that organizers provide liability insurance in the amount of $5,000,000 naming the County of Elgin and the Municipality of Central Elgin as co-insured and held harmless, and the final schedule and location of the events be approved by the Director of Physical Services and approval be obtained from the County of Elgin regarding the temporary closure of Colborne Street and Bridge Street for the parade. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

3. Ontario Heritage Trust Awards Council approval of submission of application to Ontario Heritage Trust - Excellence in Conservation for Thames Talbot Land Trust - Hawk Cliff Woods.

A Motion moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Fiona Roberts that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin direct staff to submit an application to Ontario Heritage Trust for the Excellence in Conservation Award for Thames Talbot Land Trust Hawk Cliff Woods. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried. David Marr noted that the Thames Talbot Land Trust will be having the official opening of Hawk Cliff Woods on Sunday September 18th, at 12:30 pm. Harold Winkworth asked if the work on the parking lot that the Municipality did at Hawk Cliff Woods was completed, and Lloyd Perrin replied that it was completed, and that Thames Talbot Land Trust were satisfied with what had been done.

4. Terrace Lodge Rebuild Fundraising Committee Correspondence received from the Township of Malahide seeking Central's Elgin participation on the Terrace Lodge Rebuild Fundraising Committee.

A Motion moved by Dan McNeil and seconded by Stephen Carr that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin support the creation of a fund raising team to assist with rebuilding Terrace Lodge, and that Council appoint Councillor Fiona Roberts to be Central Elgin's participant on the Terrace Lodge Fundraising Committee. David Marr commented that last time with Elgin Manor, the goal of the Committee was to raise funds for the Extra's, and thought that this would have a similar Committee Goal. The Motion was Carried.

5. Poppy Campaign - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 410, Port Stanley Correspondence received from Royal Canadian Legion, Last Post, Branch 410 seeking permission to have a Poppy Distribution Volunteer canvas outside the Port Stanley Arena in October

A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Sally Martyn that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections to a request from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 410, Port Stanley, to allow the Legion to have a Poppy Distribution Volunteer canvas outside the Port Stanley Arena on Carlow Road on Friday October 28, 2016 between the hours of 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Saturday October 29, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

6. Additional Safety Signage - Port Stanley Public School/Port Stanley Arena Correspondence received from Port Stanley Community Policing seeking additional safety signage in area of Port Stanley Public School and Port Stanley Arena on Carlow Road.

A Motion moved by Dan McNeil and seconded by Fiona Roberts that the correspondence received from John Hoos, Chair of Port Stanley Community Policing seeking additional safety signage in area of Port Stanley Public School and Port Stanley Arena on Carlow Road be referred to the County of Elgin for their consideration, as Carlow Road is a County Road, and further that Central Elgin Council supports any additional Safety Signage in this area. This Motion was revised after discussion on the intent of the Correspondence, and possible Signage solutions that could be used in the area. The Motion was Carried.

Correspondence (for Council's Information) - The Motion that Correspondence for Council's Information Items #1 - #5 inclusive be received as information and filed was put forward by Stephen Carr and seconded by Harold Winkworth, with no discussion on any Item, the Motion was Carried.

1. County of Elgin Land Division Committee Notice of Decisions from Elgin County respecting Land Division applications E 45/16 and E46/16, Prespa Construction Limited, Centennial Road.

2. 2016 Census Population Program Correspondence received from Statistics Canada/Government of Canada advising of strong support provided to the 2016 Census and noting first data release on February 8, 2017.

3. Rural Economic Development Fund Copy of correspondence sent from Township of North Dundas to Honourable Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs respecting Reinstatement of the Rural Economic Development Fund.

4. Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care Correspondence received from Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care advising of 16th Annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, October 26, 2016.

5. Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee (JAAC) Copy of minutes from the JAAC meetings dated May 11 and July 20, 2016.

Reports

Committee(s)

Central Elgin Growing Together - Amalgamation - Central Elgin Growing Together and Citizen Recognition Awards Committees

A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Harold Winkworth that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the amalgamation of Central Elgin Growing Together Committee and Citizen Recognition Awards Committee; and that Deputy Mayor Martyn and Councillor Roberts remain appointed to the newly formed Joint Committee; and further that a name for the newly formed Committee be approved at a future date as per Report prepared by Dianne Wilson, Deputy Clerk, on behalf of Central Elgin Growing Together Committee. Discussion followed about allowing non Central Elgin Residents to be nominated for Central Elgin Citizen Recognition Awards. The Motion was Carried.

Site Plan Control

Elgin Area Primary Water Treatment Plant - A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Dan McNeil that Site Plan Control Committee Report dated August 30th, 2016 with respect to an application by the Elgin Area Primary Water Treatment Plant for approval of a plan of development to be located on the lands known municipally as 43665 Dexter Line, in the Municipality of Central Elgin be approved. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

Chief Administrative Officer

CAO 51-16 August 2016 Monthly Building Reports - A Motion moved by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Stephen Carr that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report CAO 51-16 August 2016 Monthly Building Reports as information. Mayor Marr commented that this sure indicates the growth within Central Elgin, not just the dollar wise, but the actual amount of permits, the number of new homes. It's been a good year so far! The Motion was Carried.

Director of Physical Services

PW 65-16 Garbage Bag Tag Program 2017 - A Motion moved by Dan McNeil and seconded by Stephen Carr that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin confirm that it wishes to proceed with the utilization of Bag Tags for the implementation of bag limits for Solid waste. and that council confirm for 2017 residential properties be provided 70 tags, commercial properties be provided 162 tags and that farm be provided 34 tags, and further that distribution centers be held on two evenings in Port Stanley and in Belmont and the Saturdays in there arenas as per report PW-65-16.

And the lengthy discussion on Bag Tags started with Fiona Roberts asking if the Bag Tags could stay in Belmont up to December 31st because of the distance to the Municipalities Offices that people in Belmont would have to travel in order to get their Bag Tags if they didn't get them the first time around. Lloyd Perrin explained that it's hard for Arena Staff to keep track of all the transactions, and that another evening might be the answer. Dennis Crevits asked if mailing out the Bag Tags would be a better method for everyone to get their Bag Tags, and some laughter could be heard. Lloyd Perrin went on to say that the Municipality of Central Elgin has tried this in the past, and found that when they mailed them, miraculously nobody got them, and could not give a reason or answer of why this failed. Harold Winkworth asked how they came up with the number of Bag Tags that would be given out. David Marr replied that when they started using Bag Tags, they decided to decrease the amount by five percent a year to an amount that the Council of the day, could decide upon as being the target that Council was looking for.

Discussion about the Belmont Residents travel distance came up again, and that a compromise came forward to amend the Motion to take one night of distribution away from Port Stanley and give the extra night to Belmont and take out Saturdays. The Revised Motion was Carried.

PW 66-16 DWQMS Management Review - A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Sally Martyn that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receives and accepts the Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) Management Review Minutes as per Report PW 66-16. Comments about the Review and to give thanks to the people that carried out the Review were made. The Motion was Carried.

PW 67-16 DWQMS Operational Plan - Council Endorsement - A Motion moved by Dan McNeil and seconded by Fiona Roberts that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin endorse the Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) Operational Plan for the Belmont Water System and the Central Elgin Distribution System as per Report PW 67-16. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

Director of Financial Services/Treasurer

Director of Fire Rescue Services/Fire Chief

By-laws - A Motion moved by Harold Winkworth and seconded by Sally Martyn that by-laws 2054, 2055, 2056, 2057, 2060, 2061 be taken collectively. No discussion followed, the Motions were read 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time and passed collectively.

By-law 2054 Confirmatory By-law

By-law 2055 ZBA - Bacon/Thwaites, 6239 Stone Church Road

By-law 2056 ZBA - Young, 43789 Southdale Line

By-law 2057 ZBA - Laing, 45415 Fruit Ridge Line

By-law 2060 Being a By-law to Execute an Agreement with VanGorp Drainage & Excavating Ltd. respecting Dell Municipal Drain Branch "G"

By-law 2061 Being a By-law to Lay Out, Constitute, Establish and Assume Lands in the Municipality (Beamish, Larry & Emery Streets)

Public Notice

Resolutions

New Business - Sally Martyn mentioned that every year we do the Carolinian Forest Festival for students in grade six, and seven and that will run from the fourth to the sixth of October at Springwater. A general public day will also be held on Saturday, October 8th from 10 to 3 at the Jaffa Information Center.

Lloyd Perrin briefed Council that one of Central Elgin's new vehicles, only three weeks old, in the parking lot in Belmont over the weekend was vandalized sometime over Saturday night with a broken windshield, and rocks to the engine hood. At the same time there was a fund raising event, and that the money collected from this event will be paying for the repairs on the vehicle.

David Marr mentioned that Steelway Building Systems is celebrating their 40th Anniversary on September 15th and the ceremony starts at 2 P.M. with guided tours at 2:30 P.M.for those who are ten years of age and older. He also said that the tours are something to consider and that the Mayor will be making a presentation on behalf of Council to congratulate Steelway on the forty year Anniversary.

David Marr also wanted to send out congratulations to our Lifeguards this year. They had a rough go of it this year, and people have to understand how busy the beach has been this year, with a hot, dry summer, it was busy. With the unfortunate incident that happened, the Lifeguards handled it professionally, and asked the Fire Chief to pass on "The Thanks Of A Job Well Done!"

Unfinished Business

Closed Session - Council went into Closed Session at 8:10 PM

CS1 Closed Session Minutes

CS2 Personal Information about an Identifiable Individual (s.239(2)(b)) and/or Solicitor-Client Privilege (s.239(2)(f)) - (Verbal Report)

CS3 Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations (s.239(2)(d)) - Municipal Intern Recruitment

CS4 Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations (s.239)(2)(d)) - Pay Equity/Salary Review/Student Wage Grid

CS5 Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations (s.239)(2)(d)) - Proposed Employee Wellness Program

CS6 Security of Property (s.239(2)(a)) - Port Stanley Harbour

CS7 Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations (s.239(2)(d)) - Recreational Staff Hiring

Adjournment


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