Report on Council: October 12, 2016

REPORT ON COUNCIL
October 12, 2016
Committee of the Whole Meeting October 12: 9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Regular Meeting October 12: 1:02 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma and Councillors Cindy Hastings, Richard Hinton and Gibb Wishart present. Mayor George Cornell absent.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Municipal Tree Lighting – Saturday, November 26, 2016, 130 Balm Beach Road West, 6 – 7 p.m.

Wyevale Santa Claus Parade – December 3, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m.

NEW STAFF MEMBER:
Maurice (Moe) LeFaive has replaced Dave Randall as the Township’s Water Superintendent.

EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL (EWM) IN FARLAIN LAKE:
The Farlain Lake Association asked Council to partner with it in applying for a Toronto Dominion Bank Friends of the Environment Foundation grant, and for similar assistance with future grant applications. Council granted staff the authority to assist with the application if it were deemed appropriate to do so. In addition, it decided that future grant applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Association’s report to Council about the current state of invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil in Farlain Lake was delayed until a future meeting.

TOWN HALL HVAC SYSTEM REPLACEMENT:
The HVAC system that supplies air conditioning and air distribution to the Township Offices has failed regularly in recent years (5 times in 2015 and January to September 2016). Replacement of the system was tendered, and the recommended tender came in at $214,000 plus HST plus engineering fees of $23,125 plus HST. The budget shortfall of $67,125 is to be taken from the Capital Reserve.

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