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Council Agenda September 30 2014


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Council Chambers
1310 Centre Line
Township of Selwyn

pdf Copy of Council Agenda


Opening Prayer


"Most merciful God, we yield Thee our humble and hearty thanks for Thy Fatherly care and preservation of us this day, and for the work which Thou has enabled us to perform.

We pray for your guidance and direction in our deliberations during this meeting so that we may render a service to the Community that we are trying to serve.


Declaration of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof

1.              Minutes

(a)    Minutes - Open Session

2.              Deputations and/or Invited Persons and/or Public Meetings

(a)     7:05 PM -  Jim Russell, United Way Update

(b)     7:30 PM - Public Meeting - Zoning By-law Amendments

i)   Jeannette Thompson, Planner-Economic Development Officer - Zoning By-law Amendment File No. C-11-14 (Part Lot 32, Concession 15 (SmithWard))

3.              Question Period

15 minutes, one question per person at a time, on a rotating basis

4.              Municipal Officer's & Staff Reports - Direction

(a)    Stephen Crough Manager of Public Works - Roadway Winter Maintenance Level of Service Policy

(b)    Angela Chittick, Clerk - Draft Terms of Reference - Trails Committee

Consent Items

All matters listed under Consent Items are considered to be routine, housekeeping, information or non-controversial in nature and to facilitate Council's consideration can be approved by one motion

5.          Municipal Officer's & Staff Reports - Information/Housekeeping/Non-Controversial

(a)    Howard Jinkerson, Fire Chief - Fire Prevention Week

(b)    Robert Lamarre, Manager of Building and Planning - Change in Easement Location (Chun Subdivision)

(c)     R. Lane Vance, Manager of Financial Services/Treasurer - Development Charges By-law - Annual Indexing

(d)    Angela Chittick, Clerk - Various By-laws (Assume Water Tower Road)

(e)    Janice Lavalley, Chief Administrative Officer - Lakefield/Woodland Acres DWS Management Review/Operational Plan

6.          Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

(a)    Correspondence Report - September 30, 2014

Correspondence for Direction:

1.     Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Double Hatter Firefighter Issue


That the following items of correspondence be received for information and that staff proceed with the recommended direction therein:

Moved By: Councillor Sherry Senis, Seconded By: Councillor Anita Locke

Whereas the training and certification of professional firefighters is established and mandated by the Province of Ontario under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997;

And Whereas it is the responsibility of municipalities to establish fire departments and appoint fire chiefs to provide fire protection services as they determine may be necessary in accordance with their needs and circumstances;

And Whereas many Ontario municipalities, in particular in rural Ontario, rely on both full time and volunteer firefighters in order to provide fire protection;

And Whereas the International Association of Fire Fighters ("IAFF") Constitution prohibits full time firefighters from volunteering as firefighters in another municipal jurisdiction (i.e. "Double Hatting");

And Whereas the IAFF's stance on Double Hatting is specifically prohibited by legislation in almost all provinces in Canada and much of the United States;

And Whereas a volunteer firefighter in the Innisfil Fire and Rescue Service is challenging the IAFF ban on Double Hatting and their expulsions from that union because of his desire to continue volunteering while being employed as a full-time firefighter in another jurisdiction;

And Whereas the right of individuals to use their free time in service of their community is a fundamental right in a free, open and democratic society.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Council of Township of Selwyn requests that the Province of Ontario amend the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 with respect to salaried firefighters who also work as volunteer firefighters, such that if a person is denied membership in an association of firefighters, is expelled or disciplined by the association or engages in reasonable dissent within the association in connection with this kind of dual role, the association is not permitted to require the employer to refuse to employ the person as a salaried firefighter, terminate his or her employment as a salaried firefighter or refuse to assign the person to fire protection services.

This resolution should be sent to the following:

  • Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
  • Hon. Madeline Meilleur, Attorney General
  • Hon. Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour
  • Hon. Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Hon. Ted McMeekin, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

2.     Selwyn Women's Institute - Conditions at the Lakefield Thrift Store


That the correspondence from Beryl Harris related to the Renewed Classics Thrift Store be received for information; and that in accordance with the Library Board's Resolution, Council support the recommendation for the Lakefield Librarian to convene a meeting with volunteers at Renewed Classics to discuss any concerns and provide feedback related to the Thrift Store.  

Correspondence for Information:

That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

3.     Jeff Leal M.P.P. - New O.P.P. Billing Model

4.     Federation of Canadian Municipalities - Fixing Canada's Housing Crunch

5.     Peterborough 10 Year Housing & Homelessness Plan - Updates - Summer 2014

6.     Board of Health Meeting Summary - September 10, 2014

7.     David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility

8.     Kawartha Chamber Newsflash - September 2014

9.     Ontario Power Generation - Performance Report

10. Peterborough Squash Club Grand Opening

11. Township of Greater Madawaska - Protection of the Public Participation Act, 2104

12. Johnston Family - Thank You

13. Province of Ontario - Province Allowing Wood Frame Buildings up to Six Storeys

7.          Peterborough County Report

(a)    Peterborough County Report - None.

County Correspondence for Direction:


County Correspondence for Information:


That the following items of correspondence from the County of Peterborough be received for information:


8.          Committee Reports

(a)   Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board - Minutes - September 8, 2014

(b)    Library Board - Minutes - September 23, 2014

9.            Petitions


10.          Other, New & Unfinished Business


11.          By-laws

(a)     2014-067 - a By-law to adopt the Minimum Maintenance Standards Policy

(b)     2014-068 - Zoning By-law Amendment, Part Lot 32, Concession 15 (Smith Ward)

(c)     2014-069 - a By-law to assume lands into the Township Road System

(d)     2014 -070 - a By-law to authorize the execution of an Easement Agreement

(e)     2014 -071 - Confirming By-law