Township of Selwyn 

Regular Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 8, 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.

Moment of Silence to remember and honour the 215 child victims who died at the Kamloops Residential School

  • See Notice of Motion under New Business

Declaration of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof

1. Minutes

a) Minutes - Open Session

  • Motion to adopt the minutes of the regular Council meetings of May 25, 2021 & May 25, 2021 (Closed Session)
  • Discussion out of the minutes
2. Deputations and/or Invited Persons and/or Public Meetings

a) Staff Introductions:

  • Jessie Villeneuve  - Facilities Maintenance Coordinator

  • Chris Tassone – By-law Enforcement Officer

  • Hillary Bradshaw – Climate Change Coordinator (Contract)

b) Susan Willis Chan – Hague Point

c) Ed Paleczny, Friends of the Lakefield Park

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) Angela Chittick,  Manager of  Community & Corporate Services/Clerk – 2022 Elections Report – Voting Method

b) Anna Currier, Climate Change Coordinator – Climate Change Action Plan - Community Milestone Report

c) Anna Currier, Climate Change Coordinator – Plug-In-Hybrid Electric Vehicle Pilot Progress Report

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) Kim Berry, HR Coordinator – Staffing Updates – Permit Intake Technician, Corporate Services Assistant & Climate Change Coordinator (Contract)

b) Kim Berry, HR Coordinator – Fire Department Personnel Update

6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

a) Correspondence Report - June 8, 2021

Correspondence for Direction


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

1. Emerald Isle Cow Island Rate Payers Association (EICIRA) – Speed Limit and “No Fishing” Signage


That the correspondence from the Emerald Isle Cow Island Rate Payers Association (EICIRA) be received for information; and

That the concerns be forwarded to the Smith-Ennismore Police Service and the Public Works Department for review and comment and that following this review follow-up information be brought back to Council for consideration.

2. Jeffrey Armstrong – Deer Hunting and Use of Dogs


That the correspondence from Jeffrey Armstrong related to the use of dogs for deer hunting be received for information; and that staff conduct some further research on this topic and provide follow-up information for Council’s consideration.

Correspondence for Information


That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

3. AMO Update – New Provincial COVID-19 Plan, Social Assistance Recovery and Report on Ambulance Complaints

4. AMO Update – Stay at Home Orders to Expire Tomorrow with COVID-19 Restrictions Still in Place

5. AMO Update – Blue Box Regulations and Province Easing Restrictions on Long-Term Care

6. Parks Canada – Response to Resolution Re: Parks Canada and Pigeon Lake

7. Ontario - Liquor Licencing Act

8. Gravel Watch Ontario - Expansion of the Green Belt

9. Rogers and The Cell Gap Project – FAQ’s

10. Rogers Site Bridgenorth - Public Consultation Information and Legal Notice

11. Hydro One - Integration Day Letter

12. Maryam Monsef - Access to Services for Persons with Disabilities

13. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism – NewsFlash! May 25 and June 1, 2021 and Summer Newsletter

14. Selwyn Library - June Newsletter

15. Trent Lakes - Management Plan – Pigeon Lake

16. Port Colborne - Source Water Protection Legislation

17. Perth County - Domestic COVID-19 Vaccine Production and Capacity

18. Municipality of York - Provincial Roadmap to Reopen

19. Township of The Archipelago - Banning Unencapsulated Polystyrene Foam and Environmental Protection Act Amendment

20. Town of Plympton-Wyoming - 3 Digit Suicide & Crisis Prevention Hotline and Advocacy for MFIPPA Reform

21. Township of Southgate and West Lincoln - 3 Digit Suicide & Crisis Prevention Hotline

22. Municipality of Calvin - Lottery Licensing to Assist Small Organizations

23. Fort Erie - Capital Gains Tax on Primary Residence

24. Township of McKellar - Tax Relief on CERB Payments

25. Lakefield Campground Utilization Study - Resident Letter

26. Hague Point - Resident Letter

7. Peterborough County Report

a) Peterborough County Report – June 8, 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. Trent – County Liaison Committee

2. Peterborough County Transportation Master Plan Update - Off-Road Vehicle Use on County Roads Report and Presentation

3. Notice of Construction - County of Peterborough Road Rehabilitation of County Road 20

4. Regular County Council Minutes - May 19, 2021

8. Committee Reports

a) Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting Minutes - April 26, 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) Notice of Motion - Land Acknowledgement

Moved By: Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis, Seconded by: Councillor Anita Locke

Whereas the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed to identify calls to action in order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation; and

Whereas, as a region through the Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI), local First Nation communities and municipalities have worked collaboratively to learn about our histories, our culture and to look for ways to improve the lives of our community members through metal respect and understanding; and

Whereas, it is acknowledged that the lands of Selwyn Township are on the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg;

Be it Resolved that the Township of Selwyn adopt the following Land Acknowledgement statement to be shared at all Council meetings as an action to advance reconciliation and as a regular reminder of the gratitude to the First Nations for their care and stewardship of mother earth:

Land Acknowledgement

“We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the treaty and traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg. We offer our gratitude to the First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations. May we honour those teachings.”

b) Closed Session – Conference Call

  • Matters regarding Litigation or Pending Litigation – Section 239. (2) (e)
  • Closed Session Minutes – May 25, 2021
12. By-laws

a) 2021 – 048 - 2022 Election - Alternative Voting Methods

b) 2021 – 049 - Confirming


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