Township of Selwyn

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 – 6:00 PM

Council Chambers
1310 Centre Line
Township of Selwyn 

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Limited numbers can be present in the Council Chambers at one time.
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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)    6:05 PM – Sarah Hennessey, CAO and Julie Dillon, Chair – Selwyn Library Strategic Plan Presentation.

(b)    6:20 PM – Julie Davis, Trent University – Lands Update

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)    Gord Jopling, Fire Chief - Motor Vehicle Accident Billing

(b)    Robert Lamarre, Manager of Building and Planning - Heritage Registry Policy

(c)    Kim Berry, HR Coordinator - Customer Service Training – Building & Planning Department

(d)    Angela Chittick, Manager of Community & Corporate Services/Clerk  - Water Street Reconstruction Project - Final Design Options

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)    Angela Chittick, Manager of Community & Corporate Services/Clerk - Council Schedule 2021 and 2022 Budget Schedule

(b)    Gord Jopling, Fire Chief - Fire Fighter Recruitment

6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

(a)    Correspondence Report – November 24, 2020

Correspondence for Direction


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

1. Gas-Fired Electricity Generation Phase-Out

That the letter from Eve Wyatt, from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance regarding the phasing out of Ontario’s Gas-fired Power Plants be received for information; and

That the Township of Selwyn requests the Government of Ontario to place an interim cap of 2.5 mega tonnes per year on the greenhouse gas pollution from Ontario’s gas-fired power plants and develop and implement a plan to phase-out all gas-fired electricity generation by 2030 to help Ontario and the Township of Selwyn meet their climate targets; and

That this resolution be sent to the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, all local MPPs and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

2. The Overdose Crisis

That the letter from Leslie McBain, Chair and Petra Schultz, Vice Chair of Moms Stop the Harm regarding the overdose crisis be received for information; and

That the Township of Selwyn supports the advocacy of Moms Stop the Harm that urges the Federal Government to declare the overdose crisis a national public health emergency and work with provinces to develop a comprehensive pan-Canadian plan for ending the overdose crisis.

Correspondence for Information


That the following items of correspondence be received for information:

3.AMO Update - 2020 Provincial Budget

4. AMO Update - COVID-19 Response Framework & AMO’s Bill 218 Submission

5. AMO Update - $1.75 Billion Announced for Broadband Across Canada

6. AMO Update - COVID-19 Stream Intake, Mental Health Services and AODA Compliance

7. AMO Update – Bill 218, 2020 Auditor General’s Report and Budget Property Tax Measures

8. Maryam Monsef  - Rapid Housing Initiative Funds and Resilience Infrastructure Stream

9. Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan – November 2020

10. Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism – NewsFlash! November 10, 2020

11. Town of Amaranth -Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act

12. East Garafraxa – Assessment Methodologies for Aggregate Resource Properties

13. City of Hamilton - Radial Separation of Cannabis Stores

14. Fort Erie – Ontario Heritage Act, Radial Separation of Cannabis Stores, Land Use and the Cannabis Act, Amendment to Bill 108

15. City of Brantford - Ranked Ballots for Municipal Elections

16. City of Belleville – Municipal Elections Act

17. Town of Lincoln - Illicit Cannabis Operations

18.Municipality of Chatham-Kent - Cannabis Production and Health Guidelines, Illicit Cannabis Operations and  Retail Cannabis Stores

19. The Kyle Family – Thank You Card

20. Suzanne Schroeter – Thank You Card

7. Peterborough County Report

(a)    Peterborough County Report – November 24, 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. Peterborough Family Health Team - Physician Recruitment Annual Report

2. Peterborough Public Health – 2021 Budget Request Presentation

3. Peterborough Social Services – 2021 Budget Request Presentation

4. County Council Regular Meeting Minutes – November 4, 2020

5. Planning Department - Fee Schedule - Sewage System Management Agreement

6. Changes to the 2021 County Council Meeting Calendar Report and  Amended 2021 County Council Meeting Schedule

7. Notice of Online Public Meeting - Transportation Master Plan Update

8. Committee Reports

(a)    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Minutes – November 9, 2020

(b)    Trails Advisory Committee Minutes – November 9, 2020

9. Petitions

10. Council Portfolio Updates

(a) 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)  Selwyn Multi-Media Marketing Campaign Presentation

(b)  Special Meeting – November 30, 2020 Dashboard Update Building and Planning Department – add additional item for discussion – COVID Resiliency Grant

(c)  Special Meeting – CAO Performance Evaluation – determine date for second meeting

12. By-laws

(a)    2020 – 072 – By-law to Adopt Heritage Register Policy

(b)    2020 – 073 – Confirming By-law


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