Township of Selwyn 

Regular Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 5:00 PM

Virtual Council Meeting

Watch the meeting via livestreaming 

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

a) Minutes - Open Session

  • Motion to adopt the minutes of the regular Council meeting of April 13, 2021
  • Discussion out of the minutes
2. Deputations and/or Invited Persons and/or Public Meetings

a) 6:05 PM - David Britton – Trent Severn Waterway Update

b) 6:30 PM - Richard Steiginga – Baker Tilley – 2019 Financial Statements

c) 7:00 PM - Public Meeting - Zoning By-law Amendments

3. Question Period

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

If a member of the public has a question, please send an email by 4:30 PM on the day of the meeting noting your question, which will be read into the public record and responded to during the meeting. An email will be sent following the meeting with a link to the recording. 

4. Municipal Officer’s & Staff Reports - Direction

a) Robert Lamarre, Manager of Building & Planning - Building & Planning Services Review Implementation - Recommendation #16 – Site Plan Review

b) Robert Lamarre, Manager of Building & Planning and Angela Chittick, Manager of  Community & Corporate Services/Clerk - Update – Review of Current Township Cannabis Regulations and Consultation - Medical Cannabis Licensing

c) R. Lane Vance, Manager of Financial Services - Lakefield Water and Sewer Budget

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) R. Lane Vance, Manager of Financial Services - Consolidated Tax Rates 2021 (Woodland Acres rates) By-law

b) Meaghan Larocque, Communications & Marketing Coordinator - 2020 Strategic Plan Report Card

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

6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

a) Correspondence Report - April 27, 2021

Correspondence for Direction


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

1. The Friends of Lakefield Park – Boating Docks

That the correspondence from the Friends of Lakefield Park requesting that the Township take steps to prevent the installation of docks at the Lakefield Campground be received for information; and

That the Friends of Lakefield Park be advised that given the future utilization of the Campground property is being reviewed in 2021 and that the current Operator has been advised that the operating agreement will not be extended beyond the 2022 camping season, that the current operator is permitted to continue offering docking facilities until the current agreement expires; and further

That the Township will review the area where docks are stored in the winter to ensure that the storage is not encroaching on the trail. 

Correspondence for Information


That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

2. AMO Update – Back to Remote Learning, Connecting Links Funding, and Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act Regulation Changes

3. AMO Update – New COVID-19 Enforcement Measures, Two-Week Extension of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Child Care

4. AMO Update – Federal Budget Highlights, Revised COVID Measures and Red Tape Bill

5. Minister of Infrastructure - EORN 1Gig project

6. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism – NewsFlash! April 20, 2021

7. Board of Health Meeting Summary – April 14, 2021

8. Township of Essa – Bill 257

9. Township of Terrace Bay - Municipal Insurance Rates

10. Town of Mono - Cannabis Licencing and Enforcement

11. Township of the Archipelago - Road Management on Invasive Phragmites

12. Town of Plympton-Wyoming – Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline

13. Town of Cochrane - Support for Fire Departments and Letter to Premier Ford

14. Municipality of Calvin - Carbon Tax for Primary Agriculture Producers

15. City of Cambridge Council – Request for Paid Sick Leave

7. Peterborough County Report

a) Peterborough County Report – April 27, 2021

County Correspondence for Direction:
County Correspondence for Information:

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

1. CAO First Quarter Activity Report

2. County Official Plan Project Update and Anticipated 2021-2022 Timeline

3. Proposed Revisions to Sign By-law Report and Draft Sign By-law

4. County Official Plan Project: Focus on Natural Heritage Report and Provincial Heritage Mapping System

5. Notice of Construction - Lower Buckhorn Lake Bridge and the Trent Canal Bridge

6. Regular County Council Meeting Minutes - April 7, 2021

8. Committee Reports

a) Trail Advisory Committee Minutes - April 6, 2021


That staff be directed to prepare a report for Council with respect to the Secret Garden proposal, including an update on the status of the barn removal project and related budgetary impacts.

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) 2021 - 030 – Zoning By-law Amendment – 96 Big Island – Stoney Lake, Smith Ward

b) 2021 – 031 - Zoning By-law Amendment – 734 Tara Road, Ennismore Ward

c) 2021 – 036 – Authorizing By-law – Trillium Foundation Funding

d) 2021 – 037 – Establish Rates of Taxation for 2021

e) 2021 – 038 - Confirming     


phone iconContact Us