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Council Agenda March 10 2020


Township of Selwyn

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 5:00 PM

Council Chambers
1310 Centre Line
Township of Selwyn

Pdf copy of Council Agenda

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


(a)  Minutes – Open Session

  • Motion to adopt the minutes of the regular Council meeting of February 25, 2020
  • Discussion out of the minutes

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

(a)    5:00 PM – Public Meeting – Sale of Road Allowances

i)     Angela Chittick, Clerk and Suzanne Schroeter, Corporate Services Assistant – Stop and Close Shoreline Road Allowance

(b)    5:05 PM – Don Smith – Lakefield Community Garden Update

(c)    5:20 PM -  Anna Ciorap, Acting Water Manager, Trent Severn Waterway – Water Management – Flooding Season

3. Question Period

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

4. Municipal Officer’s & Staff Reports - Direction

(a)    Lane Vance, Manager of Financial Services/Treasurer – Modernization & Efficiency Grant Approved

(b)    Robert Lamarre, Manager of Building and Planning - Urban Hen Pilot Draft By-law

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)    Michelle Thornton, Deputy Treasurer/I.T. Coordinator - Statement of Council Remuneration for 2019

(b)    Tania Goncalves, Deputy Clerk – Various By-laws

6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

(a)    Correspondence Report – March 10, 2020

Correspondence for Direction:

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

1.  Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture -  Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act


That the correspondence from the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture (PCFA) regarding Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act be received for information; and that the Township of Selwyn supports the advocacy of the PCFA and their commitment to protecting Ontario farm animals, farms, farmers and their families, and the safety of the entire food supply by addressing the ongoing threat of unwanted trespassing and from unauthorized interactions with farm animals.

2.  Enbridge - Natural Gas Expansion Program Update

That the correspondence from Enbridge regarding the Natural Gas Expansion Program Update be received for information; and that the Township of Selwyn request that the Eighth Line of Smith from Lakefield to Bridgenorth be submitted as a proposal to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to be a part of the future natural gas expansion project in an effort to support local businesses, accommodate future growth and economic development in Selwyn Township and that copy of this Resolution be circulated to MPP Dave Smith and the Township’s Economic Development and Business Committee.

Correspondence for Information:


That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Re: Approved Funding - Expenditure Review for User Pay Cost Centers and Privacy Policy Statement 2020

4.  Peterborough Housing Corp. Re: Parking Concerns (85 Concession Street)

5.  Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism – NewsFlash! February 25, 2020 and March 3, 2020

6.  Frank Cowan Company Resolution Re: Increase in Insurance Costs

7.  Northumberland County and County of Frontenac Resolutions Re: Support for Conservation Authorities

8.  County of Haliburton Resolution Re: Tourism Oriented Destination Signage Fee Increases

9.  Municipality of South Huron Resolution Re: Enforcement for Safety on Family Farms

10.  Municipality of West Nipissing Resolution Re: Provincially Significant Wetlands Designation

11.  Town of Bracebridge Resolution Re: Ban of Single-Use Disposable Wipes

12.  Township of Puslinch Resolution Re: Bill 132 Aggregate Resources Act/Safe Drinking Water Act and Delegations to Provincial Minister

13.  Township of Tyendinaga Resolution Re: Coastal Gaslink Project

14.  Thank You Card from Barb Lawrence, Payroll/Benefits Coordinator

7. Peterborough County Report

(a)    Peterborough County Report – March 10, 2020  

County Correspondence for Direction:


County Correspondence for Information:


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

1.  Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development - 2020 Business Plan and 5-Year Economic Development Report

2.  County Road 20 Reconstruction – Notice of EA Study Completion

3.  Peterborough County Council Regular Minutes – February 19, 2020

8. Committee Reports

(a)    Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes – February 26, 2020

(b)    Economic Development & Business Committee Minutes – February 24, 2020

9. Petitions

10. Council Portfolio Updates

Council to provide brief verbal update related to the following portfolios where necessary:

  • Community Services, Transportation and Housing – Councillor Donna Ballantyne
  • Economic Development, Business Retention and Attraction, Planning and Building Client Services – Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis
  • Public Works and Recreation – Councillor Gerry Herron
  • Sustainability, Culture and Senior Services – Councillor Anita Locke
  • Governance and Inter-Governmental Relations – Mayor Andy Mitchell

11. Other, New & Unfinished Business

12. By-laws

(a)   2020-019 - Authorize By-law -  Transfer/Assume Lands – Highland Road   Smith Ward

(b)   2020-020 - Authorizing By-law – Transfer Payment Agreement – Municipal Modernization Funding

(c)    2020-021 - Stop-up and Closure By-law - Mann (Poplar Point) and Rutherford/Tripp (Esplanade)

(d)    2020-022 - Confirming By-law