Report on Council: March 12th & 26th, 2018

REPORT ON COUNCIL
MARCH 12 and 26, 2018:|
Committee of the Whole Meetings: March 12, 2018: 9:01 a.m. – 3:34 p.m. and March 26, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 4:03 p.m.
Regular Meetings of Council: March 12, 2018: 4:30 p.m. – 4:37 p.m.; and March 26, 2018: 6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Mayor George Cornell, Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma and Councillors Richard Hinton and Gibb Wishart present for CoW and Regular Meeting on March 12 and 26. Councillor Cindy Hastings absent March 12, but present March 26.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • April 13, 2018 – Draft 2 Official Plan Comment Deadline
  • April 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Election Candidate Information Session, North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Midland
  • April 22 to 28 – Earth Week Calendar of Events
  • April 25, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Recreation Master Plan Open House, Council Chambers, Tiny Township
  • May 1, 2018 to July 27, 2018 – Nomination Period for 2018 Municipal Election
  • May 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Recreation Master Plan Open House, Tiny Township Community Centre, Meeting Room
  • May 26, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon – Town Hall Meeting, Tiny Township Community Centre
  • Jackson Park Public Boat Launch Closure (Public Works is looking for solutions)
  • July 13, 2018 – Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament, Brooklea Golf and Country Club

SEWAGE SYSTEM (SEPTIC) RE-INSPECTION PROGRAM:

Of the 1236 re-inspections completed in 2017, 268 deficiencies were found, and there may be more when the outstanding tank inspections are submitted (35 revealed deficiencies, so far). Much the most numerous deficiency was root intrusions into the leaching bed (142), followed by parking or driving on the septic tank or leaching bed (26), eaves troughs or sump pumps draining onto the tank or bed (16), outdoor sink or shower with a drain discharging onto the ground (15), outhouses in disrepair (13), information needed about the sewage system (12), and some 44 lots with lower numbers of deficiencies. The report included 18 illuminating photographs of deficiencies.

GRANTS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:

Groups that received special events funding and/or in-kind support for 2018 are Festival du Loup, Special Olympics, Terry Fox Fun, and several Tiny Lions Club Events. Financial funding of these activities amounts to $2,155, while in kind support is valued at $15, 618.

CONCESSION ROAD 9 CROSSWALK:

Council, once again, decided to have the old crosswalk markings removed and to leave the signs already installed for “pedestrian safety and vehicular awareness.” This decision is to be reviewed with the Carusoe Bay Association.

2017 PUBLIC BEACH WATER MONITORING:

In 2017, the Health Unit monitored five beaches in Tiny: Woodland, Trew Avenue, Jackson Park, Balm, and Lafontaine Park. Beginning in 2018, it will monitor only the five major beach parks: Woodland, Bluewater, Jackson, Balm, and Lafontaine. The Health Unit has revised the standard at which it advises that a beach be posted, raising it from a geometric mean of 100 E. coli or more per 100 mL for five samples to a geometric mean of 200 E. coli or more. This brings it into line with Health Canada’s standard.

LE VILLAGEOIS:

Council sought legal advice about Le Villageois’ failure to pay its taxes and its request that development fees not be imposed on a proposed expansion. Then, all five members of Council decided that this group should not be forgiven tax arrears and development fees when everyone else in the Township accepts those responsibilities or suffers the consequences.

GEORGIAN BAY GREAT LAKES FOUNDATION:

Mary Muter (long-time activist regarding regulation of water levels in the middle Great Lakes) and Paul Cowley (President, FoTTSA) asked for long term funding for expenses related to

  1. Baird Report II (which projects lake levels to 2050)
  2. Mapping ephemeral wetland habitat
  3. Stream water quality monitoring
  4. Lobbying to stop Asian Carp getting farther into the Great Lakes.

Council decided to supply $10,000 funding for 2017. The GBGLF will have to ask the next Council for future funding.

ADDITION TO MUNICIPAL HERITAGE REGISTER:

650 Concession Road 17 West (two-storey log house, built 1870)

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