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Council Agenda November 14 2017


Township of Selwyn

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 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

1. Minutes

Minutes - Open Session

  • Motion to adopt the minutes of the regular Council meeting of October 24, 2017
  • Discussion out of the minutes

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

(a) 5:05 PM - Peterborough & The Kawarthas Tourism - Wayfinding Strategy

i) Tania Goncalves, Deputy Clerk - Peterborough & the Kawartha's Tourism - Wayfinding Strategy

(b) 5:20 PM - Rhonda Keenan, President & CEO - Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development - Annual Update

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 - Draft Strategic Plan

(b) Mike Richardson, Manager of Recreation Services - Recreation Services Plan Update

(c) Rick Dunford, Manager of Public Works - Aquatic Vegetation Tipping Fees Update

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) Meaghan McGowan, Economic Development Coordinator - Community Improvement Plan - Facade Improvement Grant - Bell's Garage

(b) Angela Chittick, Manager of Community & Corporate Services/Clerk - Quieting Order - Rutledge Property

(c) R. Lane Vance, Manager of Financial Services/ Treasurer - Solar, EV Station and Hybrid Update

(d) Janice Lavalley, Chief Administrative Officer - Police Services

6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

(a) Correspondence Report - November 14, 2017

Correspondence for Direction:

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

1. Otonabee Region Conservation Authority - Proposed 2018 Budget

Attachment 1 - ORCA 2018 Proposed Budget

Attachment 2 - Proposed 2018 Operating and Capital Budget

Attachment 3 - Understanding the Levy


That the proposed 2018 ORCA budget be received for information; and that the Manager of Financial Services incorporate the costs as part of the ORCA levy in the 2018 Budget.

2. Arthur Tarala - Correspondence - October 25, 2017


That the correspondence from Mr. Arthur Tarala outlining various complaints and requests for information related both directly and indirectly to the Township's action related to his failure to comply with the requirements of the Ontario Building Code, be received for information; and

Whereas, the decision of the Superior Court of Justice, Court File No. 269/12 was rendered on November 15, 2016, granting an injunction and an order for the demolition of the addition built by Mr. Tarala without benefit of a building permit, subject to a 90-day stay within which time Mr. Tarala was given one final opportunity to submit the necessary drawings to obtain a permit; and

Whereas, there are numerous outstanding Court ordered cost awards, totaling in excess of $51,700, against Mr. Tarala in favour of the Township and its Insurer; and

Whereas, Mr. Tarala has failed to comply with any orders of the Superior Court of Justice, with respect to the addition built without building permit; and

Whereas, the Township has demonstrated tremendous patience in spite of Mr. Tarala's failure to comply with the requirements of the Ontario Building Code and ongoing communication of incorrect information and defamatory comments; and

Whereas, there has been an inordinate amount of Council and staff resources consumed by the ongoing and repetitive actions, communications and requests from Mr. Tarala; and

Now therefore, that Mr. Tarala be advised to refrain from any further communication of misinformation and/or defamatory comments related to the Township Council, staff and/or legal counsel; and

Further, that Mr. Tarala be advised that the Township will not entertain or respond to any further communication from him that relate either directly or indirectly to his ongoing failure to meet the requirements of the Ontario Building Code and until such time as all Orders issued by the Superior Court of Justice have been complied with.

Correspondence for Information:

That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

3. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Attorney General Introduces Ontario's Cannabis Act, 2017

4. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Government Consultation on Income Security Reform

5. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - 2016 Federal Gas Tax Fund Annual Report

6. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Call to Action - Talk to Your MPPs about Estimated Fiscal Impacts of Bill 148

7. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - New Policing Legislation Introduced at Queen's Park

8. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Tight Budget for 2018? How the Local Share Can Help

9. Ministry of Finance - Government of Ontario Retail Sale of Cannabis

10. Ontario Good Roads Association - Call for Nominations

11. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism - Chamber News, October 25th

12. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism - Newsflash - October 2017

13. County of Essex - Support of Zero Tolerance against Racism

14. Municipality of Morris-Turnberry - Changes to the Tenanted Farm Tax Class

15. Town of Lakeshore - Provincial Flood Insurance Program

16. Municipality of Trent Lakes - Wild Rice Harvesting

17. Township of Amherstburg - Concrete Barriers on Highway 401

18. Township of North Frontenac - Potential Cost Increase related to Bill 148

19. Town of Mono - Potential Cost Increase related to Bill 148

20. Township of Sioux-Narrows-Nestor Falls - Potential Cost Increase related to Bill 148

7. Peterborough County Report

(a) Peterborough County Report - November 14, 2017

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 Kawartha's Economic Development - 2017 Third Quarter Report

2. Peterborough & the Kawartha's Economic Development - 2018 Draft Budget

3. Peterborough County - 2017-11-01 Third Quarter Report

4. Report to Council - County Roads 29 7 23 Revisions to Parking By-Law

5. Bill 68 - Modernizing Ontario's Municipal Legislation Act, 2017

6. Notice of Construction Oct. 24, 2017 - Tully's Bridge, Lily Lake Road

7. Curve Lake Supply of Sign - Cats Eyes

8. Letter to Selwyn Township Clerk Nov. 7, 2017 - CR 24 Woodland Drive Intersection Visibility Study

9. 2017-10-18 - Minutes

8. Committee Reports

(a) Library Board Minutes - June 27, 2017, September 26, 2017 and October 24, 2017

(b) Peterborough Police Services - 2017 3rd Quarter Board Report

(c) Economic Development and Business Committee Minutes - October 23, 2017

Request for Endorsement - EDBC Appointment

Moved by: Rick Hickson; Seconded by: Erin McLean

That Township Council be requested to recruit a new committee member to fill a vacancy on the Economic Development and Business Committee.

9. Petitions

10. Other, New & Unfinished Business

a) Closed Session Items:

i) Matter Regarding an Identifiable Individual - Section 239. (2) (b) Personal Matter (Verbal Update)

ii) Closed Session Minutes - April 25, 2017, special meeting June 6, 2017, regular meeting June 6, 2017 and October 10, 2017

11. By-laws

(a) 2017-067 - Community Improvement Plan - Façade Improvement Grant - 839 Ward Street, Bridgenorth, Smith Ward

(b) 2017-068 - Authorizing By-law - OPP Contract

(c) 2017-069 - Confirming By-law