Township of Selwyn

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – 6:00 PM

Virtual Council Meeting

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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

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


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 and Planning – 44 Bridge Street, Lakefield – Heritage Designation Report

b) Jeannette Thompson, Planner – Regulating Rooming/Boarding Houses 

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) Gord Jopling, Fire Chief - 2020 Annual Report

b) Kim Berry, Human Resources Coordinator – Administrative Assistant - Fire Department

c) Angela Chittick, Manager of  Community & Corporate Services/Clerk - Tariff of Fees Consolidation - 2021 Update

6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

a) Correspondence Report – February 23, 2021

Correspondence for Direction


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

1. Peterborough Utilities Services Inc. - Annual Reports


That the following annual and summary reports prepared by Peterborough Utilities Services Inc. be received for information; and that the reports be made available for the public at the Township administrative offices for viewing and on the Township’s website; and that the public be notified of the availability of the reports through a newspaper advertisement.

2. Ennismore Horticultural Society – Update on the Cairn Project and Pictures


That the letter from the Ennismore and District Horticultural Society and the Cairn Sub-Committee providing a summary of the Ennismore Military Commemorative Monument be received for information; and that a letter of thanks be sent by the Mayor on behalf Council and the Township of Selwyn to the Society and the Cairn Subcommittee to recognize the hard work and dedication of the many community volunteers who made this very worthy commemorative project such a success.

3. Peterborough Public Health – Paid Sick Leave


- Direction Required - 

Correspondence for Information


That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

4. AMO Update – Gradual Return to COVID-19 Response, Conservation Authorities Act Update

5. AMO Update – Social Assistance Vision, March Break Delayed

6. AMO Update – Access of Persons with Disabilities to Recreational Facilities and Greenbelt Consultation

7. AMCTO - An Open Letter to Ontario Municipal Councils

8. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Growing the Size of the Greenbelt

9. PRHC - Patient Care in Unprecedented Times

10. Board of Health Meeting Summary – February 10, 2021

11. Peterborough Public Health - Medical Officer of Health to Retire Later This Year and Paid Sick Leave During an Infectious Disease Emergency

12. Health Canada - Cannabis Regulations - Response

13. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – NewsFlash! February 9th and February 16th 2021

14. Opposition of Proposed Cannabis Licence Application - 290 Cork Line

15. Permitting Goes Online in Selwyn Township!

16. MP Monsef - New Housing Developments in Peterborough-Kawartha, Investment to Support Women Impacted by the Pandemic and New 46 Unit Residential Housing Development

17. Conservation Authorities Act – Frequently Asked Questions

18. Ontario Fire College Closure – Draft Motion

19. Township of Douro-Dummer - Welcomes New CAO

20. Guelph Eramosa Township - MFIPPA Reform

21. Conmee Township - The Municipal Act and Municipal Elections Act

22. St. Catharines - Universal Paid Sick Days in Ontario

23. Town of Orangeville - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

24. Township of Perth South – Conservation Authorities

25. Georgian Bay - Insurance Premiums

26. Town of Gravenhurst - Ontario Fire College Closure

27. Township of Emo - Support for Reopening of Small Businesses

7. Peterborough County Report

a) Peterborough County Report – February 23, 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. Peterborough and Kawarthas Economic Development

2. 2021 Budget Approved

3. 2021 Peterborough County Recognition Awards Rescheduled to 2022

4. County Road 20 (Selwyn Road) Posted Speed Limit Reduction

5. Waste Management Committee - Composition

6. County Official Plan Project: Focus on Healthy Communities

7. Regular Minutes and Special Minutes (Budget) – February 3, 2021

8. Special Minutes (Appointment of CAO) – February 9, 2021

8. Committee Reports

a) Peterborough Police Services Board Meeting – January 12, 2021

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

a) Closed Session - Conference Call

i) Litigation matters, potential litigation matters affecting the municipality – Section 239.(2)(e)

12. By-laws

a) 2021-009 – Appointment/Resignation - Trail Committee - Michele Kadwell-Chalmers, James Nelson, Bruce Bellchambers

b) 2021-010 – By-law to Amend Tariff of Fees (2016-026) 

c) 2021-011 – Confirming By-law


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