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by Doug Harvey
RegularPlanning Meeting Of Council On Monday, May 28, 2018

The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin

Regular/Planning Meeting Of Council On Monday, May 28th, 2018

Roll Call - Fiona Roberts was absent.

Addendum

CS2 Litigation or Potential Litigation (s.239(2)(e)) and/or Solicitor-Client Privilege (s.239(2)(f)) - Oille Drain - was added to Closed session.

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof

Mayor Marr recused himself from the second closed item.

Delegations

1. Killin's Marina
Juan Castro, was not in attendance to seek permission to operate out of Killin's Marina.

2. Land Division Application E01/18, 44517 Fruit Ridge Line
Mike Mills, was in attendance to discuss Land Division Application E 01/18, Donald and Velma McNeil, 44157 Fruit Ridge Line

As this application was before Council in January and turned down, in order to discuss this item again a 2/3 majority of Council had to agree to re-examine this application. Mr. Mills commented that over time his family has grown and would like to expand his property from a severance from an adjacent property.

It was decided that in order to proceed another report would have to be prepared by staff, and then presented to Council at another date in the future.

Correspondence (Action)

1. Food For All
Correspondence received from the County of Elgin respecting Food For All Elgin St. Thomas.

A Motion moved by Dan McNeil and seconded by Deputy Martyn; Whereas the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin is supportive that every resident should have access to an adequate supply of nutritious and affordable food; and,

Whereas Council supports the notion that food security contributes to the health and well—being of residents while reducing their need for medical care; and,

Whereas Council believes that food is central to Central Elgin's economy, and the commitment to food security can strengthen the food sector's growth and development; and,

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved By Council:

That, in support of the Food Charter and Food System Strategy initiative, Council will endeavour to:

  • Be leaders in municipal and regional food-related policies and programs ensuring policies and programs are embedded in the municipality to create a culture that supports and values local food;
  • Be champions for the right of all residents to adequate amounts of safe, nutritious, culturally-acceptable food without the need to resort to emergency food providers;
  • Be actively engaged to set a consistent direction and build buy-in across the community when considering new policies and programs;
  • Regularly assess the current situation and identify a mix of local food practices and initiatives that work best for Central Elgin;
  • Advocate for income, employment housing and transportation initiatives that support secure and dignified access to the food people need;
  • Partner with community, cooperative business and government organizations to increase the availability of healthy foods;
  • Increase awareness of local food in Central Elgin, including the diversity of local food;
  • Monitor the outcome of the local food initiative to ensure there is true impact to the local food industry in a positive way;
  • Monitor the outcome of the local food initiative to ensure there is true impact to the local food industry in a positive way;
  • Support regional farmers and food producers;
  • Support sustainable agriculture and preserve farm land resources;
  • Improve access to healthy and affordable foods;
  • Increase the health of all members of our county;
  • Talk together and teach each other about food;
  • Foster successful and resilient local food economies and systems throughout Central Elgin; and
  • Encourage the development of new markets for local food.

The Motion was Carried.

2. 2018 Port Stanley Outdoor Seasonal Vendor Application
Application for 2018 Port Stanley Outdoor Seasonal Vendor received from Juan Castro, Port Stanley Watersports

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Councillor Crevits that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Port Stanley Outdoor Seasonal Vendor Application received from Juan Castro of Port Stanley Watersports subject to the following conditions:

  • That the applicant comply with the Outdoor Seasonal Permit Vendor Policy as adopted by Council;
  • The applicant provide Liability Insurance to the satisfaction of the Director of Finance, and the Municipalities insurer naming the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin as co-insured and held harmless;
  • And that the applicant provide payment of applicable fees;
  • And sell tickets for Jet-Ski's only;
  • And further That Council Authorize staff to approve the location for said permit for 2018.

The Motion was Carried.

Correspondence (for Council's Information)

A Motion moved by Councillor McNeil and seconded by Councillor Winkworth that Correspondence for Council's Information Items #1 - #7 inclusive be received as information and filed. The Motion was Carried.

1. Landfilling Sites Act
Correspondence received from the Municipality of East Ferris respecting Bill 16, Respecting Municipal Authority over Landfilling Sites Act.

2. BIA Board of Management
Copy of BIA Board of Management meeting minutes dated April 18, 2018.

3. HATCH - MNO Solar FIT 4LP - Solar Project Proposed
Correspondence received from HATCH respecting MNO Solar FIT 4 LP - Solar Project which requires Renewable Energy Approval has been posted to Environmental Registry for comments.

4. Environment, Energy and Climate Resources for Municipalities
s Correspondence received from Environmental Commissioner of Ontario respecting Environment, Energy and Climate Resources for Municipalities.

5. Hazardous Material
s Correspondence received from the Town of Lakeshore respecting "Renovation and/or Demolition of All Buildings containing Hazardous Materials".

6. County of Elgin - 2018 Budget
Correspondence received from the County of Elgin advising of amendment to the 2018 County of Elgin Budget.

7. Celebrate Central Elgin
Copy of Celebrate Central Elgin Committee minutes dated April 19, 2018.

Reports

Central Elgin Planning Office

CEP 25-18 Application to Amend Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 - James Campbell, 45594 Ferguson Line

A Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Martyn and seconded by Councillor Carr that Report CEP 25-18 be received for information; And that the Council of the Corporation of Central Elgin direct staff to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the Zoning By-law to prohibit a new residence from being built on lands located at 45594 Ferguson Line, which may be legally described as Part of Lot 15, Concession 12, geographic Township of Yarmouth, now Municipality of Central Elgin; And further that a public meeting in accordance with Ontario Regulation 545/06 as amended be held on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 7:10 p.m. The Motion was Carried.

CEP 26-18 Application to Amend Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 - James Campbell, 45575 Ferguson Line

A Motion moved by Councillor Crevits and seconded by Councillor Winkworth that Report CEP 26-18 be received for information; And that the Council of the Corporation of Central Elgin direct staff to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the Zoning By-law to prohibit a new residence from being built on lands located at 45575 Ferguson Line, which may be legally described as Part of Lot 15, Concession 11, geographic Township of Yarmouth, now Municipality of Central Elgin; And further that a public meeting in accordance with Ontario Regulation 545/06 as amended be held on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 7:20 p.m. The Motion was Carried.

CEP 28-18 Application for a Consent No. E29/18 - John and Kelly Vanderwyst, 42505 Southdale Line, Plan 263, Part 4

A Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Martyn and seconded by Councillor Carr that Report CEP 28-18 be received for information; And that the Council of the Corporation of Municipality of Central Elgin pass a resolution in support of consent application E29/18 to the Land Division Committee subject to the following conditions:

  • the proponent enter into a development agreement with the Municipality of Central Elgin to address connections to municipal services, decommissioning of the existing septic system, demolition or relocation of the existing detached garage, 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;
  • and a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin.
  • and a drainage reassessment be done if necessary at the owners expense.

The Motion was Carried.

CEP 29-18 Application for a Consent No. E30/18 - John and Kelly Vanderwyst, 42505 Southdale Line, Plan 263, Part Lot 4

A Motion moved by Councillor McNeil and seconded by Councillor Crevits that Report CEP 29-18 be received for information; And that the Council of the Corporation of Municipality of Central Elgin pass a resolution in support of consent application E30/18 to the Land Division Committee subject to the following conditions:

  • the severed land be merged with the abutting lands to the south;
  • 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;
  • and a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin.
  • and a drainage reassessment be done if necessary at the owners expense.

The Motion was Carried.

CEP 30-18 Application for a Consent No. E34/18 - Doug and Joan-Marie Taylor, 45260 Truman Line

A Motion moved by Councillor Winkworth and seconded by Deputy Mayor Martyn that Report CEP 30-18 be received for information; And that the Council of the Corporation of Municipality of Central Elgin pass a resolution in support of consent application E34/18 to the Land Division Committee subject to the following conditions:

  • approval of a zoning by-law amendment to prohibit any new residential dwellings on the retained lot;
  • and a drainage reassessment be done if necessary at the owners expense.
  • and a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin.

The Motion was Carried.

CEP 31-18 Application for a Consent No. E35/18 - Donna Catt, 47213 Brouwer Line

A Motion moved by Councillor Crevits and seconded by Councillor McNeil that Report CEP 31-18 be received for information; And that the Council of the Corporation of Municipality of Central Elgin pass a resolution in support of consent application E35/18 to the Land Division Committee subject to the following conditions:

  • approval of a zoning by-law amendment to prohibit any new residential dwellings on the retained lot, and bring the lot frontage for the severed lot into conformity with the Zoning By-Law;
  • and a drainage reassessment be done if necessary at the owners expense;
  • and a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin.

The Motion was Carried.

CEP 32-18 Application for a Zoning By-law Amendment - Vernon & Cindy Leeson, 163 Maud Street

A Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Martyn and seconded by Councillor Winkworth that Report CEP 32-18 be received for information; And that the Council of the Corporation of Municipality of Central Elgin direct staff to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the Zoning By-law in support of a proposed new dwelling on lands owned by Vernon & Cindy Leeson, which lands may be legally described as the North Part of Lot 5, Plan 225, Geographic Village of Port Stanley, now Municipality of Central Elgin; And further that a public meeting in accordance with Ontario Regulation 545/06 as amended be held on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Motion was Carried.

CEP 33-18 Application for a Consent No. E01-18 - Donald Forbes McNeil & Velma Doreen McNeil, 44157 Fruit Ridge Line

Report CEP 33-18 was deferred to a future date.

CEP 34-18 Application to Amend Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 - Robert & Carol Temple, 7418 Quaker Road

A Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Martyn and seconded by Councillor McNeil that Report CEP 34-18 be received for information; And that the Council of the Corporation of Municipality of Central Elgin direct staff to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the Zoning By-law to prohibit a new residence from being built on lands located at 7418 Quaker Road, which may be legally described as Part of Lot 22, Concession 5, geographic Township of Yarmouth, now Municipality of Central Elgin; And further that a public meeting be scheduled for Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 6:50 p.m.in accordance with Ontario Regulation 545/06 as amended. The Motion was Carried.

Chief Administrative Officer

CAO 24-18 Annual Review of the Health & Safety Policies & Policy Statement

A Motion moved by Councillor Crevits and seconded by Councillor Carr that the Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin confirms that it has reviewed the written occupational health and safety policy statement, and posted a signed copy in the workplace, as stated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act; And further that Council be informed that the Administrative and Outside Workers health and safety committees performed their annual review of the health and safety policies as per Report CAO 24-18. The Motion was Carried.

CAO 25-18 - Talbot Trail ATV Club - By-law Request for ATV's on Specific Municipal Roads

A Motion moved by Councillor Crevits and seconded by Councillor Winkworth that the Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin direct staff to prepare a By-law that would permit Talbot Trail ATV Club member ATVs to utilize certain Municipal roads subject to conditions set out by bylaw as per Report CAO 25-18. The Motion was Carried.

Director of Physical Services

Director of Financial Services/Treasurer

DFS 10-18 - Municipal Signing Authorities

A Motion moved by Councillor Carr and seconded by Deputy Mayor Martyn that the Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin authorizes any two of the following: Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk and Director of Finance/Treasurer as signing officers on behalf of the Corporation as well as the Non-Profit Housing Corporation (Kettle Creek Villa). The Motion was Carried.

DFS 11-18 - 2018 Replacement of Pumper 31 (CPR FS-18-02)

Report: As part of its 2018 Operating and Capital Budget approval under By- law 2240, Council approved CPR FS-18-02 for the 2018 Replacement of Pumper 31 for an amount of$ 585, 000 to be funded from the Fire Vehicle and Equipment Reserve. Subsequent to budget approval, Chief McDonough has been researching the current market for both new and used vehicles. It is through his work that staff have determined that the$ 585, 000 amount will likely not be sufficient to cover this acquisition.

Staff are requesting the approval of a revision to CPR FS-18-02 (as attached) to reflect the estimated purchase price of $650,000 (an increase of $65,000) in order to more accurately reflect the marketplace and funding required to ensure a successful procurement process. These additional funds will be taken from the Fire Vehicle and Equipment Reserve which currently has a balance of $784,020.72 at the end of the 2017. In addition, it should be noted that Council has already approved a contribution for 2018 of $357,000 based on the forecasted replacement schedule.

A Motion moved by Councillor McNeil and seconded by Councillor Winkworth that the Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin receives report DFS 11-18 - 2018 Replacement of Pumper 31 as information; And further that Council approve the amendment to CPR FS-18-02 2018 Replacement of Pumper 31. The Motion was Carried.

Director of Fire Rescue Services/Fire Chief

FS 06-18 - Monthly Alarm Activities Report

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 FS 06-18 Monthly Alarm Activities Report as information. The Motion was Carried.

By-laws

A Motion Moved by Deputy Mayor Martyn and Seconded by Councillor Carr that By-law 2260, and 2261 be taken collectively. The Motions were read 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time and finally passed collectively.

By-law 2260 - 2018 Harbour Budget

By-law 2261 - Confirmatory By-law

Closed Session - Council went into Closed Session at 8:20 P.M.

CS1 Litigation or Potential Litigation (s.239(2)(e)) - McAsphalt Industries Ltd.

CS2 Litigation or Potential Litigation (s.239(2)(e)) and/or Solicitor-Client Privilege (s.239(2)(f)) - Oille Drain

Adjournment


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