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by Doug Harvey
A Proposed Development Of 150 SingleDetached Homes And 360 Apartments

The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin

Regular/Planning Meeting Of Council On Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Roll Call - Dennis Crevits, and Harold Winkworth were absent.

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

Adoption of Minutes

Minutes of the Regular/Planning Meeting of Council dated March 26th, 2018 and the Regular Meeting of Council dated April 9th, 2018 were adopted.

Delegations

1. Hi-Ro Shrine Club
Gill Smith from the Hi-Ro Shrine Club, was in attendance to request in-kind donation from the Municipality for 2018 Mocha Shrine Ceremonial to be held June 1st and June 2nd at the Masonic Centre and at the arena in Port Stanley.

The Ceremonial is the biggest event of the year that should bring in 200 to 300 people for the weekend, and will have up to 50 new members initiated and welcomed into the Mocha Shrine. Events will begin with a fish fry at Masonic Centre on Friday night that is open to the public. On Saturday morning presentations will be held at the arena in Port Stanley where over $250,000 in Club collected donations will be donated to Shrine Hospitals for Children. For members only, a men's luncheon will be held on Saturday at the arena, and a women's luncheon will be held at the Masonic Centre. We will also have a parade on Saturday that starts at 2 p.m. in the parking area of the berm, continue along Main Street, then left along Bridge Street crossing the Bridge, then left along Carlow Road, passing the Legion into the parking lot on Carlow. The parade should last approximately an hour at any location. After the parade everyone returns back to the Arena and then the Masonic Centre.

Mr. Smith also thanked the Municipality of Central Elgin and it's staff for all the cooperation and help in planning this event. Our goal is to raise funds to help Children and we are always aware that any savings from events will allow us more opportunity to help Children at the Shrine Hospital. With revenues of $33,000 and expenses of $36,000, we are asking Council to see if the Municipality of Central Elgin would be willing to give an in-kind donation to Hi-Ro Shrine Club for the use of the Arena cost.

Fiona Roberts, Dan McNeil, and Sally Martyn were all of the opinion that the rental rates offered by the Municipality were more than competitive and that any in-kind donation would not be fair to the taxpayers. Director of Fire Rescue Services/Fire Chief, Chris McDonough commented that because of road closures for this event, additional crews on both sides of town will have to be on standby during this event at a cost of $1,550. Sally Martyn asked if the Hi-Ro Shrine Club would have to pay those charges. The Fire Chief answered, "No, they won't be charged." Sally Martyn then said, "Well there's your in-kind donation."

A Motion moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Fiona Roberts that the Council of Municipality of Central Elgin deny the Hi-Ro Shrine Club request for in-kind donations for the cost of the Arena from the Municipality for it's 2018 Mocha Shrine Spring Ceremonial. The Motion was Carried.

2. St. Thomas Gun Club
Pam Muma, St. Thomas Gun Club, was in attendance to speak and represent the St.Thomas Gun Club and the Ontario Provincial Trapshooting Association.

Pam Muma thanked the Municipality and it's staff for a long history of support and continued support for the Club. We are proud of our Central Elgin Heritage that began with the original Gun Club being located at the corner of Sunset and John Wise Line. Over time the Club moved to Cowan Park, it's current location because of land gifted to the Club, and to be more isolated to reduce conflicts. Considerable effort and funds were invested into this property to transform it from a swamp bog to the second largest Club in the province.

Even with effective Tournament organization and planning, safety concerns regarding the number of participants, the time required for each to complete a task, and that shooting must be done during daylight hours has compelled the Club to ask for a By-Law Exemption Request that is for relief from the Noise By-Law to Permit Noise beginning at 9:00 am, instead of 1:00 pm, for Major Tournaments on May 20th, July 29th, and September 2nd, 2018.

The St. Thomas Gun Club is the second largest Club in Ontario, and is capable of hosting Tournaments such as the Provincial Championships, biannually in Central Elgin, and the Canadian Nationals every few years. Tournaments are the primary source of revenue for the Club which in 2017 was $52,821 compared to a total Club revenue of $110,401.66. Without Tournaments, the Club would become insolvent.

Club Tournaments attract between 150 to 350 shooters plus entourage of support of which 90% percent come from outside the Central Elgin, St. Thomas, Elgin County areas that benefit local Tourism. These major tournaments produce a positive economic impact for businesses in the Accommodations, Hospitality, and Retail sectors. Many visitors from across the Province and Country return again after Major Tournaments creating an additional Tourism value locally. Some of "Spin-Off" Club benefits include local youth employment during these tournaments, community contributions for Cowan Park playground equipment, the shared use of the Club property by other organizations, hosted Gun Safety, and Safe Hunting Classes. The Club has also received Provincial, Federal, and Local Grants that were invested back into Community.

The Club has sought, received, and appreciated noise exemptions since 1961 from Central Elgin. As a request for the stability of the Club and for a future Capital Project, the Club is seeking Council's commitment moving forward for the option of a more permanent solution or permanent noise exemption.

A Motion moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Stephen Carr that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin grants exemptions to By-law 212 being a By-law to control noise in the Municipality of Central Elgin as amended to allow the St. Thomas Gun Club to hold their Spring Trap Shooting events commencing at 9:00 a.m. on the following dates May 20th, 2018, July 29th, 2018, and September 2nd, 2018. The Motion was Carried.

Correspondence (Action)

1. Great Lakes International Air Show
Correspondence was received from Paul Nicli, President of Great Lakes International Air Show requesting that the event being held on June 15, 16 and 17, 2018 be declared a municipally significant event in order to receive a liquor licence.

A Motion moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Stephen Carr that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin declare the Great Lakes International Airshow as a municipally significant event. The Motion was Carried.

Correspondence (for Council's Information)

A Motion moved by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Dan McNeil that Correspondence for Council's Information Items #1 - #6 inclusive be received as information and filed; That the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin express it's commitment to providing safe work places for the employees of the Municipality; And further that Council honours the memory of all those workers killed or seriously injured on the job. The Motion was Carried.

1. Township of Malahide
Copy of New Comprehensive Zoning By-law from the Township of Malahide.

2. BIA Board of Management
Copy of BIA Board of Management meeting dated February 7, 2018.

3. Bill C-71
Correspondence received from the Town of Baldwin respecting Bill C-71.

4. CN Truck-Rail Development in the Town of Milton
Correspondence received from the Halton Municipalities and Conservation Halton seeking support on the Court Application Involving the CN Truck-Rail Development in the Town of Milton.

5. Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System
Copy of Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System 2017 Compliance Report

6. National Day of Mourning
Correspondence received from St. Thomas and District Labour Council inviting Council to ceremony for National Day of Mourning - Saturday, April 28 in Pinafore Park @ 1:00 p.m.

Reports

Central Elgin Planning Office

CEP 20-18 - Application for a Consent No. E16/18 - Betty and Steven Barnhardt, 7917 Fairview Road

Background: - Consent application E16/18 has been filed for the purpose of creating one new residential building lot with frontage along Fairview Road. Location: - The subject lands are located on the west side of Fairview Road. The lands are described as, Concession 6, North Part of Lot 7, RP11R877, Part 9, Municipality of Central Elgin. Proposal: - The applicants, through consent application E16/18, are proposing to sever a vacant lot with frontage of 30.48 m along Fairview Road, a depth of 68.79 m and an area of 2,098.90 m2. It is proposed that the lands to be severed will be used for one new residential building lot. The applicants are proposing to retain a lot with frontage of 44.85 m along Fairview Road, a depth of 68.79 m and an area of 3,085.50 m2, containing one residential dwelling and one shed. It is proposed that the lands to be retained will continue to be used for residential purposes.

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 Consent Application No. E16/18 - Betty and Steven Barnhardt, 7917 Fairview Road subject to the following conditions:

  • approval of a Zoning By-law amendment to permit residential use;
  • the proponent enter into a development agreement with the Municipality of Central Elgin to address administrative, technical and financial matters related to the development of the lot;
  • the payment of cash-in-lieu of the dedication of 5% of the land for parkland purposes;
  • 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.

The Motion was Carried.

CEP 21-18 - Application for a Draft Plan of Subdivision Approval - Wastell Developments Inc., 391 George Street

Location: The subject lands are located north of George Street and south of the Kettle Creek Golf Course in the Community of Port Stanley. They may be legally described as Lot 15, Range 1 South of Lake Road and Part of Lot B, Registered Plan No. 117, Geographic Township of Southwold, now Municipality of Central Elgin.

Uses surrounding the subject lands are predominantly residential to the south and west. The Kettle Creek Golf Course is located to the north and vacant, former industrial lands(Shamrock Chemicals, Ultramar) are located adjacent to the subject lands to the east.

Proposal: - The County of Elgin is the Approval Authority for plans of subdivision and has initiated the circulation of the proposed draft plan. The Manager of Planning has requested that the Municipality set a date for the public meeting for the draft plan.

The proposed development encompasses 23.6 hectares (58.32 acres) of land and provides for the development of 150 lots for single-detached dwellings and 4 blocks (Blocks 151, 152, 153 and 154) for apartment dwellings (360 units). Five new streets (Streets" A" through" F") are proposed, as well as blocks for public parkland (Blocks 155, 156), storm water management Block 157), future low-density residential (Block 158), and natural heritage (Block 159).

A Motion moved by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Stephen Carr that Council support in principal the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision File No. 34T-CE1801, on lands owned by 2526485 Ontario Inc. (Wastell Developments Inc.), which lands may be legally described as Lot 15, Range 1 South of Lake Road and Part of Lot B, Registered Plan No. 117, Geographic Township of Southwold, now Municipality of Central Elgin; AND THAT the Clerk-Administrator be directed to prepare draft comments on behalf of the Municipality respecting technical, financial and administrative matters relative to Draft Plan of Condominium 34T-CE1801; And further that a date for a public meeting be scheduled for Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in accordance with Ontario Regulation 544/06 as amended. The Motion was Carried.

CEP 22-18 - Application for a Zoning By-law Amendment - 2526485 Ontario Inc. (Wastdell Developments Inc.), 391 George Street

An amendment to the zoning by-law for single detached dwellings is being applied for by the applicants requesting consideration for a front yard setback to the dwellings of 4 metres (6 metres to the garage) and rear yard setback of 6 metres.

A Motion moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Fiona Roberts that direction be given by Council to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the Zoning By-law in support of a proposed draft plan of subdivision on lands owned by 2526485 Ontario Inc. (Wastell Developments Inc.), which lands may be legally described as Lot 15, Range 1 South of Lake Road and Part of Lot B, Registered Plan No. 117, Geographic Township of Southwold, now Municipality of Central Elgin; And further that a date for a public meeting be scheduled for Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 7:20 p.m. in accordance with Ontario Regulation 544/06 as amended. The Motion was Carried.

CEP 23-18 - Application for a Zoning By-law Amendment - Vyvyan Campbell, 476 Edith Cavell Boulevard West

Background: - The applicant's agent( Scott McTaggart) approached Planning Office staff on behalf of the applicant with a proposal to construct a new detached garage in the location of a current shed. The proposed new garage also features a secondary dwelling unit, or bunky, on a second floor above the garage.

A consultation meeting was held with the agent and staff from the Central Elgin Planning Office on April 4th, 2016. Through the consultation process, it was determined that a zoning by-law amendment application would be required.

A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Fiona Roberts that direction be given by Council to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the Zoning By-law in support of a proposed secondary suite to be located above a proposed new detached garage on lands owned by Vyvyan Campbell, which lands may be legally described as Part of Lot 6, Plan 117, Geographic Village of Port Stanley, now Municipality of Central Elgin; And further that a date for a public meeting be scheduled for Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 6:50 p.m. in accordance with Ontario Regulation 544/06 as amended. The Motion was Carried.

Special Events Committee

Special Events Policy and Procedure Manual Update
REPORT: The Special Events Committee identified the need to update the Special Events Policy& Procedure Manual, which was last reviewed in 2013. Staff reviewed special events policies from the City of London and the City of Toronto. Changes are highlighted in the attached manual. Notable changes include: More emphasis on accessibility for event participants, additional suggestions for increasing accessibility, and links to resources from Accessibility Ontario Clear guidelines about the number of portable washrooms and hand washing stations required An appendix outlining the requirements of public health A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Sally Martyn that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin pass a resolution to receive April 18th, 2018 Special Events Committee report as information, and pass by-law 2252 to adopt the Special Events Policy and Procedure Manual, dated April 2018. The Motion was Carried.

2018 Mocha Spring Ceremonial - Parade

Background: - The Special Events Committee met on April 3, 2017 and on April 10, 2018 to review the Special Events Application for the 2018 Mocha Spring Ceremonial. The applicants noted the delegates will be in the area from June 1 to June 3 having many scheduled activities that will take place in different locations in Central Elgin. The Committee is recommending that Council pass a resolution to approve the special event permit for the parade as set out in the application conditional on the organizers complying with the Special Events Policy and such other conditions as recommended by the Committee.

A Motion moved by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Stephen Carr that Council approve the Special Event Permit for 2018 Mocha Spring Ceremonial Parade event to be held from Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. til 3:00 p.m. subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers complying with the Special Events Policy as adopted 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 coinsured and held harmless;
  • Approval of temporary road closure to vehicular traffic on Main Street, Bridge Street and Carlow Road on Saturday, June 2, 2018 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (approximately) to accommodate the parade route;
  • Approval being obtained from the County of Elgin regarding the temporary closure to vehicular traffic on Main Street, Bridge Street and Carlow Road on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the event;
  • The Municipality of Central Elgin being responsible for all materials, labour and equipment needed to maintain a safe detour;
  • and The Municipality of Central Elgin work with the Shriner's respecting exact times in order to provide advance notice to recreational boaters and fisherman that the King George VI Lift Bridge will not be raised during the parade.

The Motion was Carried.

2018 Great Lakes International Airshow

Background: - The Special Events Committee met on April 10, 2018 to review the Special Events Application for the 2018 Great Lakes International Airshow. This event has historically drawn large crowds to the area and the organizing Committee has been successful to produce a good quality event. The Committee is recommending that Council pass a resolution to approve the special event permit for the event as set out in the application conditional on the organizers complying with the Special Events Policy and such other conditions as recommended by your Committee.

A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Fiona Roberts that Council approve the Special Event Permit for 2018 Great Lakes International Airshow event to be held from Friday, June 15th to Sunday, June 17th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The organizers complying with the Special Events Policy as adopted 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 coinsured and held harmless;
  • Approval of temporary road closure to vehicular traffic on Yarmouth Centre Road between Elm Line and Talbot Line (Hwy# 3) on Friday June 15, Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2018 between 12 noon and 6:00 p.m. each day;
  • Approval being obtained from the County of Elgin regarding the temporary closure to vehicular traffic on Quaker Road between Elm Line and Talbot Line (Hwy#3) on Friday, June 15, Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. each day;
  • Approval of Elm Line between Yarmouth Centre Road and Quaker Road and Yarmouth Centre Road between Elm Line and Talbot Line( Hwy# 3) being designated as "NO STOPPING" zones for vehicles during the entire period of Friday, June 15, Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2018 for emergency purposes;
  • The Municipality of Central Elgin being responsible for all materials, labour and equipment needed to maintain a safe detour.

The Motion was Carried.

Chief Administrative Officer

CAO 10-18 - Application for Exemption to the Noise By-law No. 212, as amended

This Application for Exemption to the Noise By-law No. 212 was dealt with in Delegations - St. Thomas Gun Club.

CAO 15-18 - Security Camera Policy

Background: - In March 2017, the Director of Physical Services recommended that Council approve Installation of security cameras on the West Breakwater in Port Stanley, and in the Rescue Craft Boat House. This was meant to reduce instances of vandalism and theft, which, between September 2015 and March 2017, cost the municipality in excess of $6,000.

Council approved the recommendation, and cameras were installed in June 2017. Since then, staff have seen a dramatic reduction in instances of vandalism and theft.

As an institution governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Municipality of Central Elgin has obligations with respect to notice, access, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of records. This includes video records; video surveillance systems must be designed to minimize privacy intrusion.

Accordingly, staff have developed a Security Video Surveillance Policy, based on the City of Toronto's policy, and using recommendations from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. The policy has also been reviewed by the Municipal Solicitor. The policy includes:

  • The need to inform the public of the equipment (through the use of signs, and on the Municipal website);
  • Steps to ensure the privacy of the equipment, records, and logbooks;
  • Guidelines for deciding to install future cameras (i. e. justified on the basis of verifiable, specific reports of incidents of crime or significant safety concerns);
  • Authorization for only the Director of Physical Services, and or staff designated by the Director, to access the footage when necessary;
  • A process for law enforcement access;
  • Direction on how to handle a privacy breach.

A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Fiona Roberts that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin pass a resolution to receive Report CAO 15-18 - Security Camera Policy report as information. The Motion was Carried.

CAO 16-18 - March 2018 Monthly Building Reports

Permit value for March 2018 $4,607,800. 00
Permit value for March 2017 $1,978,872. 00
Increase $2,628,928.00

Permit value for year to date (2018) $7,524,500.00
Permit value for previous year (2017) 5,726,954.00
Increase $1,797,546.00

Total permits for present year (2018) to date 52
Total permits for previous year (2017) to date 53

Total New Homes for present year (2018) to date 20
Total New Homes for previous year (2017) to date 22

A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Sally Martyn that Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report CAO 16-18 - March 2018 Monthly Building Reports as information. The Motion was Carried.

Director of Physical Services

PW 10-18 - Erie Rest Beach Parking Lot

Background: - Included in the 2018 Capital Budget is an item for the construction of a new parking lot at the end of Bartholomew. Staff undertook the design of the lot and then subsequently reviewed the proposal with staff from Kettle Creek Conservation Area. As a result of that review, staff have been advised that the proposed location is within the dynamic beach zone and as a result can not be approved by the conservation staff. Through dialogue with KCCA staff there is an area in the designated Dynamic beach zone that appears stable and is grassed over with some grasses and weeds. Physical Services staff put forward a position with KCCA staff that given this observation that it may not be that dynamic and could there be a way to justify constructing the parking lot in that area. KCCA staff have agreed that they would be open to consider the area for the construction of the parking lot provided it was reviewed by a qualified coastal engineer and they confirmed that the area was not dynamic.

Staff would suggest that this area is the only municipally owned land that could be utilized for the construction of a parking lot.

If Council wishes not to review the area, staff would respectfully suggest Council has two options. Not construct the parking lot or to try to secure privately owned land to construct the parking lot on. The cost to complete the review and provide a report acceptable to the conservation authority is estimated at $7,500 and can be funded from the approved budget for the project.

A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Fiona Roberts that Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report PW-10-18 as information. And that Council approve staff engaging the services of a shoreline engineer to review the site of the proposed parking lot at Erie Rest Beach immediately west of Bartholomew and south of the private section of West Edith Cavell Blvd. The Motion was Carried.

PW 13-18 - Union Area Sanitary Servicing EA - Capital Project Record

Background: - At the Council meeting of April 9th, 2018 staff provided report PW 11-18 regarding the desire of one landowner and developer to develop a residential subdivision in Union. As noted in the report it is necessary to undertake an Environmental Assessment (EA) to review options for providing a municipal collection system and treat the sanitary sewage. Council confirmed that it was in agreement with proceeding with undertaking the EA and directed staff to undertake a public procurement process to engage the services of an engineer to complete the study.

As noted, previously this study cost would be recoverable from development charges but the municipality would be required to 'front end' the costs of the study. We can advise that Doug Terry Limited (DTL) has confirmed that they are willing to partner with the municipality for funding of the EA to an upset limit of $25,000 subject to them receiving a credit for the front ending at the time of the municipality imposing development charges for their development. After more recent consideration the contribution of $25,000 by DTL might be more of a administration headache then what it's worth.

Staff would confirm that the estimated cost to complete the study is $150,000 and we anticipate it will take 10 months to complete. Staff have attached to this report a Capital Project Record (CPR) for the proposed project for Council's review and approval.

A Motion moved by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Stephen Carr that Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report PW-13-18 Union Area Sanitary Servicing EA Capital Project Record as amended as information. And that Council approve the Capital Project Record CPR for the completion of the Union Area Sanitary Servicing Environmental Assessment. And further that the project will be included in the 2018 Waste Water Capital Budget. The Motion was Carried.

PW 14 -18 - Roberts Line Culvert Replacement/Slope Stabilization

Background: - At the Council meeting of April 9th, 2018 staff provided report PW 12-18 regarding the failure of the cross culvert under Roberts line west of Sunset Road. The existing cross culvert eroded causing a catastrophic slope failure of Roberts Line. Since that time staff have completed engineering design and secured pricing for materials to be used to replace the cross culvert with a properly size culvert, appropriate energy dissipation structures and erosion protection to mitigate downstream impacts and the re-grading of the failed slope. The total cost of the project is estimated at $100,625. We would note that it is staff's intent to undertake the work with municipal forces with the assistance of rented contractor equipment to complete the earth moving and excavation. As a result, approximately $20,000 of the project will be funded from the already approved tax supported Roads operations budget. The remaining $80,625 includes material costs for the pipe and precast structures, erosion protection materials and rented contractor equipment. Staff are recommending that this amount will be funded from the municipality's rate stabilization reserve.

Staff have attached to this report a Capital Project Record (CPR) for the proposed project for Council's review and approval. Staff would note that this project is an addition to the budget from what was previously approved.

A Motion moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Stephen Carr that Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive report PW-14-18 as information; And that Council approve the Capital Project Record CPR for the completion of the Roberts Line Culvert Replacement/Slope Stabilization; And further that the 2018 Tax supported budget be amended to include the Roberts Line Culvert Replacement/Slope Stabilization. The Motion was Carried.

Director of Financial Services/Treasurer

DFS 07-18 - Request for Proposals CERFP-001-18 Lease 115 William Street
A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Fiona Roberts that the Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin accept the Proposal from The Sand Witch for the lease of 115 William Street for a period of one year with a possibility renewal for an additional year in 2019 as set out in the Request for Proposals CERFP-001-18 for a monthly rent of $1,138.58 exclusive of taxes. And further that the CAO/Clerk and Mayor be authorized to sign a Lease Agreement with The Sand Witch based on the terms specified in CERFP-001-18. The Motion was Carried.

Director of Fire Rescue Services/Fire Chief

FS 04-18 - Naloxone Protocol

Background: - In response to the impending situation regarding the influx of new illicit drugs, Central Elgin Fire Rescue Services is undertaking a proactive step to train and equip our staff( including Beach Patrol) with a potentially lifesaving tool. The potency of these new drugs outlines the dangers to those who use them as well as those that respond to these type of emergency incidents. There are two reasons for our staff to be equipped and trained in the use of administering Naloxone; Staff need to be aware of the use of Naloxone when treating a patient; Staff also need to be aware that the Naloxone is available for their protection if cross contamination occurs.

Peter Deryk from Life Support Services is working with staff to complete the training and ensure staff are aware of the signs and symptoms that might be encountered at medical incidents involving opioid overdoses. Life Support Services have already completed training with several Municipalities in Southwestern Ontario.

In the last year, Canada has seen a significant increase in drug overdoses related to the use of Fentanyl and Carfentanil.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid used for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Fentanyl is approximately 100 times stronger than morphine used in the same dosage. Fentanyl is now being laced with heroin, ecstasy and illicitly produced oxycodone. Fentanyl and it analogues can come in solid, liquid or in a powder and are quite readily available on our streets.

Carfentanil was previously used exclusively for veterinary use with large livestock/ animals and is not approved for human treatment. Carfentanil and other analogues have become prevalent in Ontario. It is approximately 100 times stronger than fentanyl and 10, 000 times stronger than morphine. There has been an increase in unintentional fentanyl/carfentanil related overdose fatalities mostly due to the potency of the drug and its unpredictable concentration/ distribution within the final product such as inhalation and absorption.

In response to the fentanyl/cafentanil crisis, Health Canada has delisted Naloxone and St. Thomas Health is making it available through distribution to the County First Responders. Naloxone is available in the form of injection and nasal spray. Nasal spray is the safest manner to administer the antidote, which will be available to our staff.

Treatment for patients

Naloxone is the most effective way to reverse the side effects of opioids. Paramedic Services carry naloxone in the form of injection for the treatment of individuals that have suffered an overdose. CEFRS will be carrying Naloxone in a form of a nasal spray, which is the safest manner to administer the antidote with our training.

Treatment for First Responders

Even with proper personal protective equipment, the presence of fentanyl/carfentanil poses a significant threat to First Responders who may come in contact with the substance. In the last 4 years there have been occurrences of First Responders being accidentally exposed to fentanyl and requiring treatment with Naloxone. The fentanyl often produces an airborne dust, which increases the First Responders' chance of contamination. Negative effects can be found from 1 microgram of Carfentanil which is the size of a grain of salt. As well once the patient has been treated and transported to the hospital there is still a risk to the remaining responders still at the scene. The most common methods of exposure are inhalation and absorption through the skin.

CEFRS Position

All CEFRS staff will be equipped with Naloxone nasal spray on all vehicles that respond to medical emergencies.

The intention is to have early intervention for a patient in the event of an opioid overdose as well to have the Naloxone available should a staff member be exposed and suffers adverse effects. We consider this course of action to be in- line with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, which requires employers to take every reasonable precaution for the protection of the worker. A request was made by the CAO'S of Elgin County which for a standard operating guideline which was reviewed by the Chief's and approved for submission at the next CAO meeting.

Financial impact:

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health Unit has advised that the Province is providing funding for this program through the Elgin St. Thomas Public Health Unit and there will be no financial impact for Central Elgin.

A Motion moved by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Sally Martyn that Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive Report FS 04-18 as information. The Motion was Carried.

FS 05-18 - Monthly Alarm Activities Report

Please find attached Monthly Alarm Activities Reports for all Stations. Time Period No. of Incidents For ALL Stations
Nov. 20/17 - Mar.31/18 - 249
Nov. 21/16 - Mar.31/17 - 218
Individual Stations March/18
For Port Stanley Station - 27
For Union Station - 11
For Yarmouth Centre Station - 18
For Belmont Station - 5
Total 61

A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Sally Martyn that Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive Report FS 05-18 as information. The Motion was Carried.

By-laws

A Motion Moved by Stephen Carr and Seconded by Fiona Roberts that By-law 2251, 2252, and 2253 be taken collectively. The Motions were read 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time and finally passed collectively.

By-law 2251 - Confirmatory By-law

By-law 2252 - Being a By-law to Amend By-law 1481 Special Events Policy & Procedures

By-law 2253 - Being a By-law to Adopt a Security Camera Policy

Public Notice

Resolutions

New Business

This item "REPORT: DFS-08-18" was removed from Closed Session and dealt with under New Business.

Background: - A Request for Quotation (RFQ), CERFQ-004-18 - West Harbour Commercial Dockage Lease was issued on Bids and Tenders on April 6, 2018 with a closing date of Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2:00:00 p.m. As of the date of this report no bids have been submitted to our offices. Staff would note that inquiries from the 2017 proponent have been received and are pending response subject to Council's recommendations regarding this report. In addition, staff have been contacted by the Elgin County OPP detachment requesting occasional use of the docking space in the subject area. As well, staff feel there is a need for transient boaters to have seawall space for temporary mooring during the public boat launching process. As stated in Section 1.13 of the CERFQ-004-18 document "The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. The Owner shall not be responsible for any liabilities, costs or expenses incurred by the Proponent for any reason for the delay or cancellation of this project." Staff are seeking Council's approval for the cancellation of this RFQ as it was previously requested by Council at its meeting of February 12, 2018 upon receiving Report CAO.3.18.

A Motion Moved by Sally Martyn and Seconded by Stephen Carr that the Council of the Corporation of The Municipality of Central Elgin cancel CERFQ-004-18 and that notice be posted to Bids and Tenders and the municipal website advising any potential proponents of its cancellation. The Motion was Carried.

Fiona Roberts mentioned a tree planting workshop by Celebrate Central Elgin on Saturday, April 28 at 10 AM at Lawton Park in Union. Free saplings will be available to Central Elgin residents; saplings will be available for $10 for non-residents.

Jim McCoomb mentioned recently passed legislation Bill 139 Building Better Communities will have to be added into current planning regulations that are in effect, and that an presentation on the Bill's importance to Council is being prepared.

Lloyd Perrin mentioned that because of nice weather today excavation for the Lynhurst Reconstruction Project got underway. The Tourism Office in Port Stanley should have all restoration and landscape work completed for the May 24 weekend. The seeding of the Berm has not yet been started, wet ground conditions delayed access, and will commence soon starting with finishing off the topsoil and then seeding. Drainage areas also have to enlarged.

Unfinished Business

Closed Session - Council went into Closed Session at 8:24 P.M.

CS1 Security of Property (s.239(2)(a)) and/or Litigation or Potential Litigation (s.239(2)(e)) - McAsphalt Industries (verbal report)

CS2 Solicitor-Client Privilege (s.239(2)(f)) - West Harbour Commercial Dockage Lease (available Monday)

Adjournment


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