Report on Council: April 9th and 30th, 2018

REPORT ON COUNCIL
April 9 and 30, 2018:
Committee of the Whole Meetings: April 9, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and April 30, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 3:34 p.m.
Regular Meetings of Council: April 9, 2018: 3:30 p.m. – 3:43 p.m.; and April 30, 2018: 6:13 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.
Mayor George Cornell, Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma and Councillors Cindy Hastings, Richard Hinton and Gibb Wishart present for the Committee of the Whole and Regular Meeting on April 9 and, with the exception of the Mayor on April 30. Councillor Hinton arrived an hour late for Committee of the Whole on April 9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Jackson Park Public Boat Launch Closure (staff is working on various options)

May 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – Recreation Master Plan Open House, Tiny Township Community Centre, Meeting Room

May 26, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 noon – Town Hall Meeting, Tiny Township Community Centre

June 2, 2018 – National Health and Fitness Day, Bernie Le Clair and Perkinsfield Parks

June 19 & 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Senior Symposium, Tiny Township Community Centre

July 13, 2018 – Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner, Brooklea Golf & Country Club

July 21, 2018, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Community BBQ, Perkinsfield Park

August 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Balm Beach Family Fun Day

REPORT REGARDING DRAFT 2 OF THE OFFICIAL PLAN UPDATE:
Jamie Robinson OF MHBC Planning provided an overview of the main themes of the many comments received from organizations and members of the public at the open houses in Vaughan and Tiny Township. These concerned Natural Heritage and Agricultural mapping, protection of the dune system in Bluewater Beach Park, expanded Greenlands mapping, protection of French’s Hill and associated ground water, strengthening Mineral Aggregate Policies, Second Units in the Shoreline designation, septage spreading, and lack of Seniors’ Housing policies. See the article on page 5 of the spring/summer Tiny Cottager for detail on these matters.

Council directed staff and MHBC to produce Draft 3 of the Update in accordance with the recommendations in its Report and release it to the public. The statutory Public Meeting is to be scheduled as soon as possible.

BALM BEACH FAMILY FUN DAY ON AUGUST 12:
Thanks to the hard work of the Balm Beach Community Association, the Business Association of Balm Beach, Balm Beach residents, and Township staff, plans are well advanced for a Balm Beach Family Fun Day on August 12th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is to include vendors, displays and exhibits, entertainment, activities for all ages, refreshments, and a silent auction. Council has agreed to provide “in kind” support valued at $3,808 and financial support of $4,200. Monies from sponsorships and the silent auction are to be used to help fund children’s recreational equipment at Balm Beach; vendor fees are to support Busk Till Dusk, and recreational equipment. Balm Beach Road is to be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between the stores and the beach area.

 

BOATING RESTRICTION:

In March, Transport Canada sent a letter reminding the Township of the general 10 km/h speed restriction within 30 m of shore for all power-driven vessels, and of the special 10 km/h restriction extending 300 m from the western shore of Tiny from Concession 1 to Concession 16.

 

  1. 12 XPLORNET COMMUNICATIONS TOWER:

As Xplornet had followed the township’s protocol regarding notice and public meetings regarding such towers, Council decided to supply the necessary letter of concurrence for the communications tower that is to be erected at Sandy Bay Road and Concession Road 19 West.

JACKSON PARK BOAT RAMP:
After considering a report from Tim Leitch regarding the boat ramp, Council agreed to dredge and remove material from the ramp; the necessary funds (roughly $26,000) are to be drawn from Operating Reserves.

LAFONTAINE BEACH PARK MASTER PLAN:
The tender has been awarded for the pavilion in Lafontaine Beach Park. The goal is to have it installed prior to the July 1st long weekend.

POLICE SERVICES BOARD:
This three-member Board replaces the Community Policing Committee. On it, Councillor Hinton represents Council, Kevin Leonard the community, and Barry Godding the Province.

According to the Township’s press release, it shall:

  • “participate in the selection of the detachment commander;
  • generally determine the objectives and priorities for police services after consultation with the detachment commander;
  • establish, after consultation with the detachment commander, any local policies with respect to police services;
  • monitor the performance of the detachment commander;
  • receive regular reports from the detachment commander.”

On April 17 when the Board met for the first time, Richard Hinton was elected chair, and on April 30 Council agreed to the Board’s recommendation that it be expanded by including another member of Council and a second provincial appointee. The Board meets next in July and then in October.

WILF RULAND’S REVIEW OF AN APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO TAKE WATER FOR AGGREGATE WASHING AND HIS REPORT ON HYDROGEOLOGICAL IMPACTS CAUSED BY AGGREGATE WASHING:
Both were deemed good background information with regard to a complex topic. Shawn Persaud said he would provide both to R.J. Burnside & Associates.

 

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