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Council Agenda September 12, 2017


Township of Selwyn

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 12, 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 August 8, 2017
  • Discussion out of the minutes

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

(a) 5:00 PM - Public Meetings - Zoning By-law Amendments

i) Jeannette Thompson, Planner - Zoning By-law Amendment (Part of Lot 8, Concession WCR (Smith Ward) - 2055 Chemong Road

ii) Jeannette Thompson, Planner - Zoning By-law Amendment (Part of Lots 13 & 14, Concession 8 (Smith Ward) - 1425 & 1429 Fire Route 5

(b) 5:15 PM - Tom Alexander, Buckhorn Home Hardware

3. Question Period

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

4. Municipal Officer's & Staff Reports - Direction

(a) Rick Dunford, Manager of Public Works - Engineering Services Quote - Concession Street

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) Rick Dunford, Manager of Public Works - Speed Limit Reduction for Jones Beach Road and Highland Road

(b) Robert Lamarre, Manager of Building and Planning - ORCA Natural Disaster Mitigation Program Funding Application

(c) Angela Chittick, Manager of Community & Corporate Services/Clerk - Various By-laws

6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

(a) Correspondence Report - September 12, 2017

 Correspondence for Direction:

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

1. Peterborough Regional Farmers Network - Best Practices at Farmers' Markets

That the correspondence from the Peterborough Regional Farmers Network be received for information; and that the Township of Selwyn thank the Peterborough Regional Farmer's Network for providing an update on the group's activities and that the Network be advised that the Township supports initiatives that bring local farmers and area agriculture producers together to collaborate, support and promote agricultural enterprises in the County of Peterborough; and that the Network be requested to keep the Township informed of the group's progress and initiatives.

2. Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Changes to the Municipal Elections Act

That the correspondence from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs regarding changes to the Municipal Elections Act be received for information; and that Council provide feedback to the Ministry on the following items related to amendments to the Elections Act:

  • Requirement for a candidate to be endorsed by 25 eligible electors
  • Should there be an exemption for candidates to obtain endorsement from 25 electors in a municipality with less than a prescribed number of electors and if so what is the recommended threshold

3. Recycling Council of Ontario - Waste Reduction Week in Canada

That the correspondence from the Recycling Council of Ontario regarding Waste Reduction Week in Ontario be received for information; and that the Township of Selwyn proclaim the week of October 16-22, 2017 Waste Reduction Week.

Correspondence for Information:

That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

4. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - AMO Releases Digital Government Report
5. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Highlights of the August 2017 Board Meeting and Helping Latest Double Hatter Firefighters
6. Minister of Small Business and Tourism - Eastern Ontario Development Program
7. Ministry of Natural Resources - Amendments to Bill 68, Conservation Authorities Act
8. Health Canada - National Pharmacare Program
9. Patrick Brown, MPP - Joint and Several Liability System
10. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce - Newsletter August/September
11. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce - Newsflash - July-August-September
12. County of Peterborough - Funding of Infrastructure Projects through HST
13. City of Kawartha Lakes - Farm House Severances
14. Township of Oro-Medonte - Ontario's Wildlife Damage Compensation Program
15. Township of Georgian Bay - Invasive Plant Species
16. Township of Central Frontenac - Bill 68 Changes Regarding Tax Registration Procedures

7. Peterborough County Report

(a) Peterborough County Report - September 12, 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. 2018 Proposed Budget Timetable
2. Agriculture and Food-related Reports

3. Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development's 2017 Second Quarter Update
4. Bridgenorth Organics Pilot Project Results
5. Brad Sinclair - Garbage Concerns on James A. Gifford Causeway
6. Minutes - August 2, 2017 and August 23, 2017
7. Notice of Joint Public Information Centre (PIC) - Ward Street Widening and By-pass/Causeway Connection

8. Committee Reports

(a) Peterborough Police Services - Lakefield Ward 2017 2nd Quarter Report

9. Petitions

10. Other, New & Unfinished Business

11. By-laws

(a) 2017-053 - Authorizing By-law - Agreement - Road Improvements on River Ave. and Nathaway Drive

(b) 2017-054 - Zoning By-law Amendment - 2055 Chemong Road

(c) 2017-055 - Zoning By-law Amendment - Fire Route 5, Smith Ward

(d) 2017-056 - Authorizing Speed Limit Reduction on Jones Beach Rd. and Highland Road

(e) 2017-057 - Confirming