Township of Selwyn

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – 6:00 PM

Council Chambers
1310 Centre Line
Township of Selwyn

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Moment of Silent Reflection

Please observe 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

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

(a)    6:00 PM – Long Service Awards

  • Staff Long Service Awards
    • 15 years – Carla Hope and Kevin Bailey
    • 25 years – Randy Lean
  • Staff Recognition
    • Suzanne Schroeter - Retirement
  • Volunteer Fire Fighter Long Service Awards - 25 years plus
    • 30 year recipients: John Young and Dave Robinson
    • 40 year recipients: Ted Jackman, Todd Wilson and Jim McIntosh
    • 50 year recipients: George Jackman and Randy Jopling

(b)    6:05 PM - Steve Connelly Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board – Request for Speed Awareness Board to Be Added to the 2021 Operations Budget

Resolution No. 30/20- Addition of Speed Awareness Board to 2021 Budget

Moved by Ron Black, Seconded by Steve Connolly

That the Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board 2021 Budget include funding to allow for the purchase of a Traffic Logixs Safe Pace 100 Radar sign at a cost of $4,447.69/unit; and that SE-PSB Chair Steve Connolly make a presentation to Council at their meeting of December 8, 2020 regarding the device.  Carried


That Council receive the presentation from Chair Steven Connelly of the Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board related to the speed awareness board traffic management tool for information; and that Council provide direction with respect to the request of the Smith Ennismore Police Services Board to include funds in the 2021 operations budget to purchase a Traffic Logixs Safe Pace 100 Radar sign at a cost of $4,447.69/unit.


(c)    6:30 PM – Public Meeting  - 2 applications ZBA

i)     Jeannette Thompson, Planner - Zoning By-law Amendment (Part of Lot 37, Concession 15 (Smith Ward) – 2808 Fifteenth Line

Comments and Correspondence

ii)      Jeannette Thompson, Planner - Zoning By-law Amendment (Part of Lot 7, Concession ECR (Smith Ward) – 1896 Chemong Road

Comments and Correspondence

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 date 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)    Janice Lavalley, C.A.O.- Service Delivery Review Implementation Recommendations - Department Service Delivery Reviews Summary of Recommendations

(b) Robert Lamarre Manager of Building and Planning & Angela Chittick,  Manager of Community & Corporate Services/Clerk - County Sign By-law – Election and Private Property Signs

 (c)    R. Lane Vance, Manager of Financial Services – Water Systems - Six Year Financial Plans

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 and Adam Tobin, Project Coordinator-Water&Sewer - Tender Recommendations for Lakefield Sanitary Sewer Extension

(b)    R. Lane Vance, Manager of Financial Services – Water Rates Schedule Confirmation (Lakefield Ward)

(c)    Scott Warren, Facilities Maintenance and Special Projects Coordinator – Scout Building Tender Results

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

(e)    Angela Chittick,  Manager of  Community & Corporate Services/Clerk – AAC Year 18 Work Plan and Year 17 Accomplishments

6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

(a)    Correspondence Report –   December 8, 2020

Correspondence for Direction


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

1. Amending the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act - Upcoming Budget Bill 229



That the various items of correspondence regarding Budget Bill 229 – Schedule 6 affecting the Conservation Authorities Act be received for information; and

That the Township of Selwyn supports the appeal to the Province of Ontario to remove Schedule 6 entirely from Bill 229; and

That the Township of Selwyn encourages the Ontario government to engage with Conservation Authorities and Municipalities on how to best achieve the Provincial government’s goals without negatively impacting on the role of Conservation Authority’s, specifically:

  • Support for municipal plans review to enhance and maintain a healthy natural environment;
  • Support the ability to protect people and property from flooding and other natural hazards;
  • Support accountability and good governance; and

That a copy of this correspondence be sent to MPP Dave Smith, the KPCA and AMO.

2. Compass ELC - Ministry of Education's Proposed Changes to Early Years Sector


That the correspondence from Hanah Howlett McFarlane, Communications Coordinator for Compass Early Learning and Care regarding the Ministry of Education's proposed changes to early years sector be received for information; and

That the Township of Selwyn supports the Compass Early Learning noting concerns related to the proposed changes to age ranges, ratios and group sizes, qualifications, and a registry for Home Child Care and that a copy of this Resolution be sent to MPP Dave Smith.

3. 2021 Partnership Agreement - Lakefield Chiefs


That the correspondence from George Ripoll, Assistant General Manager for the Lakefield Chiefs Junior Hockey Club regarding a 2021 Partnership to have the Lakefield Chiefs assist in developing corporate sponsorship opportunities for the Lakefield-Smith Community Centre be received for information; and 

That the suggestion of the Lakefield Chiefs Junior Hockey Club related to establishing cooperative/joint sponsorship opportunities be referred to staff for further investigation as part of the implementation of the Service Delivery Review recommendations for the Recreation Services Department.

4. Lakefield Millennial Trail - Water Street Rehabilitation

  • Letter and Photos - Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee
  • Letter – Mary Marsden
  • Letter – Norm Sultmanis
  • Letter – Nick Exton, Owner, Canoe and Paddle

That the items of correspondence regarding the Lakefield Millennial Trail and parking area on  Water Street as it relates to the proposed Water Street reconstruction be received for information; and

That Council provide any further direction on this matter.


Correspondence for Information


That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

5. AMO Update – Immunization Strategy, Closure Regulations, CMOH Reappointment, Cemetery Care and Maintenance Funds

6. AMO Update – Updated COVID-19 Measures, New LTC Projects, Emergency Orders Extended and AODA Items

7. AMO Update – AG Special Report on Ontario’s Initial COVID-19 Response and Winter Holiday Guidance

8. AMO Update – New COVID-19 Levels and Phase 2 Long-Term Care Community Paramedicine Program

9. AMO Update – Federal Fall Economic Statement

10. Hydro One - Funding to Support Kawartha Food Share and Brock Mission

11. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce - NewsFlash! November 28, 2020 and December 1, 2020

12. Province of BC - Endorsement of Bill C-213 - Canada Pharmacare Act

13. Manoomin - Call to Action for Parks Canada to Protect Wild Rice

14. Region of Peel - Veteran Clubs Property Tax Exemptions

15. Township of Larder Lake – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Support and Training

16. Township of Amaranth - Aggregate Resource Property ValuationGoverning Body for Cannabis and the Municipal Elections Act

17. Township of Huron-Kinloss – Regulation of Cannabis Retail Stores, Cannabis Production and Land Use RegulationUnauthorized Car Rally and Municipal Insurance Policies

18. Marmora and Lake - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act – Website Support

19. Moms Stop the Harm - Letter of Thanks

20. Wesley United Church - Letter of Thanks

21. Lakefield Community Food Bank – Letter of Thanks

7. Peterborough County Report

(a)    Peterborough County Report –  December 8, 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. Notice of Commencement of Construction - James A. Gifford Causeway Widening

8. Committee Reports

(a)    Peterborough Police Services Board Meeting Minutes - October 29 2020

Attach - 2020 Third Quarter Complaints Summary

(b)    Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board Meeting Minutes - October 26, 2020 and November 12, 2020

Attach - Speed Awareness Policy (Revision)


That the updated Speed Awareness Policy as endorsed by the Police Services Board be approved.

(c)    Heritage Committee Meeting Minutes – November 26, 2020

(d)    Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes – November 25, 2020

(e)    Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting Minutes - October 26, 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)    2020-75 - ZBLA - Vanden Broek - C-08-20

(b)    2020-76 - ZBLA - Leighmac - C-12-20

(c)    2020-77 - Authorizing - Merger Agreement

(d)    2020-78 - Authorizing - Contract - Sanitary Extension

(e)    2020-79 - Water Rate By-law 2020 -2021

(f)     2020-80 - Confirming


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