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Council Agenda June 6 2017


Township of Selwyn

Regular Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Council Chambers
1310 Centre Line
Township of Selwyn

pdf copy of Council Agenda

3:30 p.m. - Special Council Meeting - Closed Session - CAO Performance Evaluation Follow-up

5:00 p.m. - Regular Council Meeting Begins

Moment of Silent Reflection

Please stand for a moment of silence, so that Council, staff and members of the public can quietly reflect on our duty to the community that we are trying to serve.

Notification to Members of the Public

Members of the public, staff, presenters and members of Council please be advised that meetings are broadcast and recorded and made available on the internet.

Declaration of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof

1. Minutes

Minutes - Open Session

  • Motion to adopt the minutes of the regular Council meeting of May 23, 2017
  • Discussion out of the minutes

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

(a) 5:05 PM - Doug Saccoccia and Peter Nielsen, County of Peterborough - Draft Active Transportation Plan

(b) 5:30 PM - Public Meetings - Zoning By-law Amendments

i) Jeannette Thompson, Planner - Rezoning Application - C-12-17 - McCullough - 1880 Westwind Lane

ii) Jeannette Thompson, Planner - Rezoning Application - C-06-17 - Kingdon - 60 Concession Street

iii) Jeannette Thompson, Planner - Rezoning Application - C-04-17 - St. Jean / Raymond - 45 Rabbit Street

3. Question Period

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

4. Municipal Officer's & Staff Reports - Direction

(a) Janice Lavalley, Chief Administrative Officer - Smith-Ennismore Police Contract

(b) R. Lane Vance, Manager of Finance/Treasurer - Mid- Year Budget Amendment Report

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


6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

(a) Correspondence Report - June 6, 2017

Correspondence for Direction:

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


Correspondence for Information:

That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

1. Town of Shelburne - Canada 150 Tree Planting Initiative - Highway of Heroes

2. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Members' Update - Changing Workplaces Final Report Released

3. Otonabee Region Conservation Authority - Year in Review 2016

4. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce - Newsflash May 23, 2017

5. Fisheries & Oceans Canada - Add Northern Sunfish to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk

6. Town of Amherstburg - Proposed Overview of EMS Services

7. City of St. Catharine's - Canada 150 - Request to Waive Taxes on Flag Purchases

8. Municipality of Calvin - Hydro One Delivery Charges

9. Municipality of East Ferris - Removal of Tax-Exempt Portion of Remuneration paid to Local Officials

10. Municipality of Killarney - End to Payments Out of Court for Municipalities

11. Trent-Severn Waterway Community Update - Lakefield Lock 26

12. Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry - Bill 139 the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017

13. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration - Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship

14. Minister of Seniors Affairs - Thank You

15. Community Care - Thank You

7. Peterborough County Report


8. Committee Reports

(a) Library Board Minutes - May 23, 2017

(b) Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Minutes - April 4, 2017

(c) Trail Advisory Committee Minutes - April 10, 2017

(d) Otonabee Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors - April 20, 2017

9. Petitions

10. Other, New & Unfinished Business

(a) Notice of Motion

Motion by Councillor Gerry Herron

Seconded by Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis

Whereas seasonal and temporary labour is important to the local economy of Selwyn, and we are dependent on a busy tourist and seasonal market for our regional economy; and

Whereas the government has decided to make sweeping changes to the labour laws, including a 31.5% minimum wage increase along with other changes to the Employment Standards Act; and

Whereas the unintended consequences have yet to be determined such as job losses, increased consumer cost and economic hardship; and

Whereas costs for CPP, EI, Hydro and all fuels have seen increases recently; and

Whereas there only seems to be supporting documentation to the positive side for employees; and

Whereas the provincial government has not done their due diligence to provide supporting documentation as to any benefit to small business;

Be it resolved that the Council of Selwyn Ontario formally requests that the Ontario government withdraw the proposed changes until such time that they have done their due diligence, and will provide the residents of Ontario with said documentation with copies of this resolution being sent to Premier Kathleen Wynne, Honourable Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Minister responsible for Small Business, Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Honourable Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour, AMO (to forward to member municipalities).

Correspondence Regarding the Proposed Employment Standards Changes

b) Schedule Special Meeting - Strategic Plan Work Shop - Establish Date (bring your calendars)

c) Closed Session

i) Litigation affecting the municipality and advice subject to solicitor-client privilege (Section 239. (1) (e) (f) - Verbal Update - John Ewart, Township Solicitor

11. By-laws

(a) 2017-036 - Zoning By-law Amendment - 1880 Westwind Lane, Smith Ward

(b) 2017-037 - Zoning By-law Amendment - 60 Concession Street, Lakefield Wardc) 2017-038 - Confirming By-law