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by Doug Harvey
Regular Meeting Of Council On Monday, June 11, 2018

The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin

Regular Meeting Of Council On Monday, June 11th, 2018

Addendum

A Motion moved by Councillor McNeil and Councillor Roberts that Council approve the following Addendum to the Agenda for the Regular Meeting of Council on Monday, June 11th, 2018 being Correspondence (for Council's Information) item number ten, and Committee Report Heritage Central Elgin. The Motion was Carried.

Roll Call - All present.

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof

Councillor Roberts had interest in Committee Reports item Special Events - 2018 Belmont Canada Day Celebrations. Mayor Marr also recused himself from Closed Session item number three.

Adoption of Minutes

Minutes of the Regular/Planning Meeting of Council dated Monday, April 23, 2018 were adopted.

Correspondence (Action)

1. Ontario Good Roads Association
Correspondence was received from OGRA respecting an "Invitation to join the Preferred Autonomous Vehicles Test Corridor". The invitation was seeking support to be a part of OGRA's Municipal Alliance for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Ontario (MACAVO) initiative for controlled testing of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). Under this initiative, the OGRA are calling for the creation of a seamless and well-coordinated "Preferred AV Test Corridor", stretching from Windsor to Ottawa. Through this initiative, the OGRA's aim is to help attract (and retain) AV-related industry and talent in Ontario, which in turn can become a catalyst in helping provide unparalleled socio-economic benefits for all municipalities involved.

A Motion by Councillor Carr and seconded by Councillor McNeil that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin participate in the OGRA's Municipal Alliance for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Ontario initiative; That this matter be referred to the Director of Physical Services to develop a list of preferred Routes within the Municipality. The Motion was Carried.

Correspondence (for Council's Information)

A Motion by Councillor Crevits and Seconded by Councillor Roberts that Correspondence for Council's Information Items #1 - #10 inclusive be received as information and filed. The Motion was Carried.

1. Cannabis Grace Period Request
Correspondence received from City of Quinte West seeking support for their resolution respecting "Cannabis Grace Period Request".

2. Secondary Water Supply system Board of Management - Minutes
Copy of minutes from the Secondary Water Supply System Board of Management meeting dated May 24, 2018.

3. Landfill Developments
Copy of correspondence received from the City of Hamilton respecting "Municipalities call on the Province for the "Right to Approve Landfill Developments".

4. Sign By-law Committee
Copy of minutes of the Sign By-law Committee dated Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

5. Port Stanley BIA Board of Management
Copy of minutes of BIA Board of Management meeting dated May 16, 2018.

6. The Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation
Copy of 2017 Annual Report - The Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation

7. Elgin County Land Division Committee
Notice of Decision from County of Elgin Land Division Committee respecting Consent Application - E 16/18, Betty V. and Steven W. Barnhardt

8. 2018 FIFA - World Cup
Correspondence received from AGCO respecting Notice of Extension of Hours for liquor sales during 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.

9. Ontario Superior Court Order
Order received from Ontario Superior Court of Justice respecting HASSAN et.al and ARNOLD et.al

10. Heritage Central Elgin
Copy of minutes of Heritage Central Elgin meeting dated May 30, 2018.

Reports

Committee(s)

Special Events - 2018 Belmont Canada Day Celebrations

A Motion moved by Councillor McNeil and seconded by Councillor Crevits that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Special Event Permit for 2018 Belmont Canada Day Celebrations to be held Sunday, July 1", 2018 subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers complying with the Special Events Policy as adopted by Council;
  • The execution of the Special Events Property Rental Agreement as approved by Council;
  • Liability Insurance be provided by the organizers of the event in the amount $5,000,000.00 naming the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin and the County of Elgin as co-insured and held harmless;
  • The final schedule and location of events being approved by the Director of Physical Services or his designate;
  • The fireworks being detonated by a licensed pyro technician and the layout for the fireworks display being approved by Fire Chief Chris McDonough; and
  • Approval being obtained from the County of Elgin regarding the temporary closure of Belmont Road (from Caesar Road to Belmont Arena) for the bicycle parade scheduled for 11:30 am to 12 noon.

The Motion was Carried.

Special Events - 2018 Canfest & Canfest Fireworks

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Councillor McNeil that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Special Event Permit for the 2018 Canfest events to be held from Saturday, June 30, 2018 to Monday, July 2, 2018 subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers complying with the Special Events Policy as adopted by Council;
  • The execution of the Special Events Property Rental Agreement as approved by Council;
  • Liability Insurance be provided by the organizers of the event in the amount $5,000,000.00 naming the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin and the County of Elgin as co-insured and held harmless;
  • The final schedule and location of events being approved by the Director of Physical Services or his designate;
  • The fireworks on July 1st being detonated by a licensed pyro technician and the layout for the fireworks display being approved by Fire Chief Chris McDonough;
And that: The CAO be authorized to sign the "Application of Erection of Banner" on behalf of the Municipality;
And further that Council direct staff to extend the hours of operation of the King George VI Lift Bridge on July 1st due to the fireworks display.

The Motion was Carried.

Special Events - 2018 Walk for Lou Gehrig's Disease

A Motion moved by Councillor Roberts and seconded by Councillor McNeil that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Special Event Permit for the 2018 Walk for Lou Gehrig's Disease event to be held on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers complying with the Special Events Policy as adopted by Council;
  • The execution of the Special Events Property Rental Agreement as approved by Council;
  • Liability Insurance be provided by the organizers of the event in the amount $5,000,000.00 naming the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin and the County of Elgin as co-insured and held harmless;
  • The final schedule and location of events being approved by the Director of Physical Services or his designate;

The Motion was Carried.

Special Events - 2018 Dodge Ram Rodeo

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Deputy Mayor Martyn that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Special Event Permit for the 2018 Walk for Dodge Dakota Ram Rodeo from Saturday, August 25th to Sunday August 26th, 2018 at 6474 Yarmouth Centre Road (private property) subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers of the event obtaining any required building permits from the Municipality for the tent structures satisfactory to the Chief Building Official or his designate;
  • The organizers of the event obtaining an entrance permit from the Municipality satisfactory to the Director of Physical Services or his designate;

The Motion was Carried.

Special Events - 2018 Strike Out Cancer

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Councillor Winkworth that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Special Event Permit for the Strike Out Cancer event to be held on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at Don Yeck Park subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers complying with the Special Events Policy as adopted by Council;
  • The execution of the Special Events Property Rental Agreement as approved by Council;
  • The organizers complying with the Municipal Alcohol Policy as adopted by Council;
  • Security of the event (licensed area) as recommended and to the satisfaction of the OPP;
  • Liability Insurance be provided by the organizers of the event in the amount $5,000,000.00 naming the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin and the County of Elgin as co-insured and held harmless;
  • The final schedule and location of events being approved by the Director of Physical Services or his designate; and
  • The organizers of the event obtaining any required building permits from the Municipality for the tent structures satisfactory to the Chief Building Official or his designate;

The Motion was Carried.

Special Events - 2018 Harbourfest

A Motion moved by Councillor McNeil and seconded by Councillor Carr that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Special Event Permit for the 2018 Harbourfest event to be held from Friday, August 10th, to Sunday, August 12th, 2018 subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers complying with the Special Events Policy as adopted by Council;
  • The execution of the Special Events Property Rental Agreement as approved by Council;
  • Liability Insurance be provided by the organizers of the event in the amount $5,000,000.00 naming the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin as co-insured and held harmless;
  • The final schedule and location of events being approved by the Director of Physical Services or his designate;
  • The fireworks on August 11th being detonated by a licensed pyro technician and the layout for the fireworks display being approved by Fire Chief Chris McDonough;

And that: The CAO be authorized to sign the "Application of Erection of Banner" on behalf of the Municipality;
And further that: Council direct staff to extend the hours of operation of the King George VI Lift Bridge on August 11th due to the fireworks display.

The Motion was Carried.

Special Events - 2018 A Taste of Port

A Motion moved by Councillor Roberts and seconded by Councillor Carr that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Special Event Permit for the 2018 A Taste of Port event to be held from Friday, September 21st, to Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers complying with the Special Events Policy as adopted by Council;
  • The execution of the Special Events Property Rental Agreement as approved by Council;
  • Liability Insurance be provided by the organizers of the event in the amount $5,000,000.00 naming the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin as co-insured and held harmless;
  • The final schedule and location of events being approved by the Director of Physical Services or his designate;
  • The fireworks on September 22nd being detonated by a licensed pyro technician and the layout for the fireworks display being approved by Fire Chief Chris McDonough;

And that: The CAO be authorized to sign the "Application of Erection of Banner" on behalf of the Municipality;
And further that: Council direct staff to extend the hours of operation of the King George VI Lift Bridge on September 22nd due to the fireworks display.

The Motion was Carried.

Special Events - 2018 London Canine Association Inc. - Annual Dog Show

A Motion moved by Councillor Crevits and seconded by Deputy Mayor Martyn that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Special Event Permit for the 2018 London Canine Association Inc. - Annual Dog Show to be held from Friday, July 13th, to Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at the Don Patterson Conservation Area (private property) subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers of the event obtaining any required building permits from the Municipality for the tent structures satisfactory to the Chief Building Official or his designate;

The Motion was Carried.

Heritage Central Elgin - Clerk's List of Properties of Cultural Significance - Beck Line Transformer Station and Old Yarmouth Town Hall - The municipal heritage committee, Heritage Central Elgin is recommending putting the Beck Line Transformer Station on the Clerk's List of Properties of Cultural Significance. This building was commissioned by Sir Adam Beck and constructed in 1909. The architect was J.M. Lyle a prominent architect and the contractor was George Ponsford a prominent local contractor. It is built in the Edwardian Classical style with several interesting features.

The committee are also recommending that the old Yarmouth Town Hall in Yarmouth Centre be placed on the Clerk's List as it has significant cultural heritage in the municipality. We realize it is in very poor condition but still believe it should be on the list to recognize its heritage.

A Motion moved by Councillor McNeil and seconded by Councillor Roberts; Whereas section 27 of the Ontario Heritage Act provides that the clerks register of Designated Heritage Properties may include properties have not been designated under the act; that the Council of the Municipality believes it to be of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest; Whereas our Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, Heritage Central Elgin has recommended that a certain property be listed on the Clerks Register; Now therefore be it resolved that the following property be listed on the Clerks Register pursuant to section 27-1.2 of the Ontario Heritage Act St. Beck Line Transformer Station 42758 Beck Line and Old Yarmouth Town Hall in Yarmouth Centre 44381 Talbot Line; And further that the owners be notified that the property is being placed on the Clerk's Register. The Motion was Carried.

Chief Administrative Officer

CAO 26-18 Appointment of Compliance Audit Committee Members - 2018 Municipal Election

A Motion moved by Councillor Roberts and seconded by Councillor McNeil that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive Report No. CAO-26-18 Appointment of Compliance Audit Committee Members - 2018 Municipal Election as information; And that the following individuals be appointed to the Elgin Election Joint Compliance Audit Committee for the 2018 Municipal Election:

  • Dr. Tim Cobban
  • Patricia Miller
  • Christene Scrimgeour
  • Andrew Wright

The Motion was Carried.

CAO 27-18 Fire Route By-law

Background: Fire Chief McDonough identified that West Edith Cavell Blvd, from Bartholomew Street to Iola Street road allowance, needs a designated fire route. The land is a private roadway, so a bylaw is required to give authority for the designation.

If the by-law is passed, impacted owners will be given notice. Signs will be erected by municipal staff, and owners will be required to maintain the route. If, in future, similar routes are required in other residential, commercial, or institutional areas, this by-law can be amended.

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Deputy Mayor Martyn that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive Report CAO 27-18 Fire Route By-law as information. The Motion was Carried.

CAO 28-18 May 2018 Monthly Building Report

Permit value for May 2018 6,942,016.00
Permit value for May 2017 4,968,530.00
Increase 1,973,486.00

Permit value for year to date (2018) 18,560,803.00
Permit value for previous year (2017) 13,514,234.00
Increase 5,046,569.00

Total permits for present year (2018) to date 147
Total permits for previous year (2017) to date 137

Total New Homes for present year (2018) to date 49
Total New Homes for previous year (2017) to date 43

A Motion by Councillor McNeil and Seconded by Councillor Roberts that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report CAO 28-18 - May 2018 Monthly Building Reports as information. The Motion was Carried.

CAO 29-18 Administration of Port Stanley Harbour

Background on Berthage and Harbour Dues: Currently all Harbour user fees are to be paid upon invoice. The fees are calculated on a daily basis. Staff are suggesting that a new fee structure be developed that would result in yearly fees, monthly fees and daily fees.

The yearly fee would be approximately equivalent to the fees currently paid. Staff estimate that there are approximately six fish tugs that would be docked in the harbour on an annual basis. In reviewing harbour user fees earlier this year, it was noted that some small craft harbours had created annual or seasonal fees for their regular users.

A monthly fee would be established for vessels, including some fish tugs, that may use the harbour for part of the year. It is suggested that the monthly fee would be greater than the existing fees.

Finally, a new daily fee structure could be established. Typically daily users of the Harbour are pleasure craft but could include fish tugs and other commercial vessels. The current daily fee is approximately $4 to $5, without power. The exact fee currently varies depending on vessel length. Daily dockage fees in Port Rowan are currently $20. Staff would suggest a similar fee may be appropriate for Port Stanley Harbour.

For monthly and daily users, staff have discussed a new payment system that would include the execution on a rental agreement and payment by credit card, in place of invoices. The Municipality currently experiences collection difficulties with daily users.

A Motion by Councillor Crevits and Seconded by Councillor Winkworth; Be it resolved that Council is in approval in principal with recommendations contained in Report CAO 29-18 respecting the administration of Port Stanley Harbour; And further that staff be requested to prepare a further report recommending modifications to the existing harbour user fees for seasonal, monthly, and daily use. The Motion was Carried.

Director of Physical Services

PW 15-18 No Parking Area - 174 Main Street, Port Stanley

Background: Municipal staff have received a request from Joe Goncalves, owner of Pizza Joes Restaurants to designate the boulevard area fronting 174 Main St. Port Stanley as "No Parking" and inquiring if it is possible to allow a sidewalk/boulevard patio in the area. Mr. Goncalves has leased the building at 174 Main St. is planning to open a new restaurant this summer.

Staff do not have a concern with designating this area as no parking. If Council is in agreement staff would recommend consideration be given to install a street rest area similar to the one installed on William Street in 2017. This area has been well received and well used. The materials necessary to convert the area to a street "bistro" are in stock therefore the only potential cost is for labour and equipment to install the delineators.

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Councillor McNeil that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report PW-15-18 as information. And that Council approve the designation of a no parking area and boulevard seating area in front of 174 Main St. Port Stanley as a pilot project for 2018. The Motion was Carried.

PW 16-18 McBain Line Traffic Calming Results

Background: As Council is aware, the municipality received concerns with respect to excessive speeds on McBain Line east of Wellington Road. In response to those concerns staff presented report PW-41-17, McBain Line Traffic Concerns at the August 28th, 2017 meeting of Council. Council directed staff to install temporary traffic calming measures on McBain Line in an effort to alter the physical characteristics of the roadway to make it uncomfortable for motorists to travel at higher rates of speed.

In April 2018 the temporary measures were installed. Initially, there were concerns raised by residents that the delineators were unsightly and did not curb traffic speed. Staff have obtained traffic speed data using the municipality's "smart" counters.

The counts were taken in two different locations on McBain Line, once in 2017 prior to the installation of Traffic calming measures and again at the same locations in 2018 after the measures were installed. We would note that the 85th percentile (the maximum speed that 85% of the traffic was travelling) was 54.55 km/hr and 55.75 km/hour respectively in 2017 prior to the installation of traffic calming. The 85th percentile speed was reduced to 46.47 km/hr and 47.63 km/hr after the installation of the traffic calming measures. Based on this information, staff would respectfully suggest that the measures are working as intended and the speeds are reduced. Staff would recommend that these measures stay in place until a more permanent solution such as speed humps can be installed in 2019.

A Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Martyn and seconded by Councillor Crevits that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report PW-16-18 McBain Line Traffic Calming Results as information. The Motion was Carried.

PW 17-18 Kettle Creek - Marine Speed Limit

Background: In November 2017, municipal staff were approached by a Boating Safety Office, from the Office of Boating Safety, Marine Safety and Security for Transport Canada regarding the approved speed limits for marine traffic on Kettle Creek in Port Stanley. In 1985 the former Village of Port Stanley made a formal request to the Federal Government to post to reduce the speed in Kettle Creek upstream of the King George VI Lift Bridge. This was approved by Transport Canada for a posting of 9km/hour from King George VI Lift Bridge upstream to the bridge crossing at Warren St. Since these speed reductions are approved by the federal government they are enforceable by the OPP. We would note that the responsibility for posting of the speed limit and maintenance of the signs are the responsibility of the municipality requesting the speed posting.

The area between the King George VI Lift Bridge and the end of west pier is governed by the "10-30" rule of the waterways which means 10 km/hour within 30 meters of shore. With the exception of the turning basin the distance between the east and west pier is approximately 48 meters so a 10km/hr speed is enforceable and does not require signage. Staff would suggest that it may be appropriate to install the 10 km/hr signage in this area from an advisory perspective.

A Motion moved by Councillor McNeil and seconded by Deputy Mayor Martyn that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report PW-17-18 Kettle Creek - Marine Speed Limit as information. The Motion was Carried.

Director of Financial Services/Treasurer

DFS 12-18 Schedule B to By-law 2240 Amendments

Background: As part of its 2018 Operating and Capital Budget process under By-law 2240, Schedule B containing the 2018 Municipal Tax Rates by class Council were approved. At the time the Upper Tier Ratios had not been finalized by County council pending the outcome of an appeal process involving the Landfill sites. All tax class ratios are set by the Upper Tier and Municipal Tax Rates are calculated using said ratios.

The new schedule corrects the tax rates for the Capped classes including those that are no longer subject to a reduction for vacancy or excess land purposes. This amended schedule should replace the existing Schedule B under By-law 2240.

A Motion moved by Councillor Crevits and seconded by Councillor Carr that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report DES 12-18 Amendments to Schedule B By-law 2240 2018 Municipal Tax Rates as information. The Motion was Carried.

DFS 13-18 Main Street Funding Grant Application

Background: The Main Street Revitalization Initiative is a $26 million fund to help municipal governments undertake main street revitalization activities that support and benefit small businesses. The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is administering the funding agreement program on behalf of Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Activities OMAFRA).

Central Elgin has been identified as being eligible to receive $48,798.35 in grant funding for eligible expenditures under the program guidelines. Staff have identified three possible options for the spending of the grant funding.

Option# 1 - The funding be applied to the Street lighting program along the Harbour walkways. This is an existing project to which the funds could be applied reducing the amount to be contributed from the Divestiture funds.

Option# 2 - Council could add an additional signage project to the 2018 budget. The funds would be used for this new project in order to create new "gateway" signage to Central Elgin's communities identifying organizations within those communities.

Option# 3 - The funds could be used as a top up to Central Elgin's existing Community Improvement Program (CIP) Elgincentives which recognizes revitalization projects of a commercial nature in the designated areas of Central Elgin's CIP thereby allowing more proponents to receive close to the maximum funding allowable per application.

Option# 4 - A project to extend the trail along the East Harbour lands southerly along the outer boundaries of the East Headland be added to the 2018 Harbour budget with the source of financing being the allocated grant funding.

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Deputy Mayor Martyn that the Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report DFS 13-18 Main Street Funding Grant Application as information; And that Council directs staff to make application for the $48,798.35 grant funding offered under Ontario's Main Street Revitalization Initiative; And further that Council direct staff to prepare a by-law authorizing the CAO/ Clerk and Mayor to sign the Municipal Funding Agreement on behalf of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin; And finally that Council direct staff to apply said funds to the project under Option #2 of Report DFS 13-18. The Motion was Carried.

DFS 14-18 Water/Wastewater Billing Transfer of Responsibility

Background: Upon news of the merger of responsibility between St Thomas Energy (STE) and Entegrus, staff thought it would be an opportune time to open discussions with the City of St. Thomas and Entegrus to bring approximately 850 Water and Wastewater customers currently billed by Entegrus into the billing program administered by Central Elgin. If those customers are not transferred to Central Elgin's care there would be a required transition of data and billing responsibility between the former St. Thomas Energy and Entegrus of our customers.

At the time, staff were also working with Watson and Associates on the proposed Water and Wastewater Needs Studies and consideration needed to be given to the impact that the different billing structures would have on existing rates. Currently, the water base charge must be held at the same rate as that of the City of St. Thomas as part of the billing arrangements through Entegrus.

Staff have been working in collaboration with the City of St. Thomas as well as the former St. Thomas Energy to evaluate the impacts of transferring responsibility for those 850 customers to our internal resources. Staff have also met internally with billing and operational staff to discuss the implications of such a move. As a result of some of those discussions, staff have included a meter replacement project in both the Capital Budgets for Water and Wastewater as well as the Water and Wastewater Needs Studies.

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Councillor Crevits that Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report DFS 14-18 Water/Wastewater Billing Transfer of Responsibility as information; And further that Council directs staff to negotiate a letter of understanding with the City of St. Thomas and Entegrus authorizing the transfer of billing responsibility to Central Elgin for its residents for Water and Wastewater. The Motion was Carried.

2018 Water/Wastewater Rate Study (deferred from May 28)

A Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Martyn and seconded by Councillor McNeil; Be it resolved that Council accepted Report Water/Wastewater Rate Study May 28th, 2018 Watsons and Associates Economists Limited; And further that staff be directed to give Public Notice of Council's intentions to pass a By-law to adopt the Water/Wastewater Rates in that report. The Motion was Carried.

Director of Fire Rescue Services/Fire Chief

FS 07-18 Changes to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act (FPPA)

Background: In January 2017, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) established an advisory Fire Safety Technical Table as part of a mandate commitment to provide recommendations to modernize fire service delivery. The membership of the MCSCS Table includes, the Ontario Fire Marshal (OFM) executive and staff, the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association, the Toronto Fire Fighters Association, The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, Fire Chiefs from full-time, composite and volunteer services, Toronto Fire Services representatives, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) staff and a lower tier Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

The Table was established to review new and emerging challenges in fire safety with a view to identifying opportunities to enhance delivery in Ontario such as:

  • Firefighter training and professionalism (e. g. identification of specialized knowledge requirements and core competencies)
  • Public education and prevention measures, including community risk assessments
  • Provincial standards for fire services, such as fire service dispatch; and
  • Public reporting of fire service data.

A Motion moved by Councillor Crevits and seconded by Councillor Carr that Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive Report FS 07-18 Changes to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act as information. The Motion was Carried.

By-laws

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Councillor Roberts that by-law 2245, 2262, 2263, 2264, and 2265 be taken collectively. Carried. A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Councillor Crevits that by-law 2245, 2262, 2263, 2264, and 2265 be read a 1st, and 2nd time. Carried. A Motion moved by Councillor Crevits and seconded by Councillor Carr that by-law 2262, 2263, 2264, and 2265 be read a 3rd time and finally passed. Carried.

By-law 2245 Branch "C" Prior Municipal Drain - First and Second Reading

By-law 2262 Approve Members of Joint Compliance Audit Committee for 2018 Municipal Election

By-law 2263 Establish Fire Routes in Municipality of Central Elgin

By-law 2264 Confirmatory By-law

By-law 2265 Being a By-law to Amend By-law 2240 - 2018 Municipal Tax Rates

Public Notice

Resolutions

Land Division Application - E01/18 - McNeil A resolution will be prepared for Council's consideration

A Motion moved by Councillor McNeil and seconded by Councillor Winkworth; Be it resolved that Council recommends Land Division Application - E01/18 to the County of Elgin Land Division Committee subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • that Subsection 3 or 5 of Section 50 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended shall apply to any subsequent conveyance or transaction involving the subject lands;
  • the Solicitor for the applicant is to provide an undertaking, whereby he/she informs the Committee in writing, that the lands are being conveyed to an abutting property owner and thus a merger of title will take place, which merger shall include all interests held inclusive or mortgagees interest;
  • the Municipality of Central Elgin be provided with a copy of the Reference Plan;
  • and a drainage reassessment be done if necessary at the owners expense;
  • And further that Resolution 28-18 is hereby rescinded.

The motion was carried.

New Business

Unfinished Business

Closed Session - Council went into Closed Session at 8:25 P.M.

CS1 Closed Session Minutes

CS2 Litigation or Potential Litigation (s.239(2)(e)) and/or Solicitor-Client Privilege (s.239(2)(f) - OMB Decision - Neville

CS3 Litigation or Potential Litigation (s.239)(2(e)) and/or Solicitor-Client Privilege (s.239(2)(f)) - Oille Drain (Legal Counsel Paul Courey will be in attendance)

CS4 Personnel Matters about an Identifiable Individual (s.239(2)(b)) - Port Stanley Harbour

Adjournment


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