Township of Selwyn

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – 5:00 PM

 Council Chambers
1310 Centre Line 
Township of Selwyn

 Please Note:

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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

(a)    5:05 PM – Gail Moorehouse and Michele Kadwell-Chalmers, Community Futures– Business Re-opening Program Update - Presentation


(b)    5:20 PM – D.M. Wills – Water Street Reconstruction – Summary of  Public Feedback and Recommendations for Final Design


5:30 PM – Public Meeting – Luciano Piccioni, RCI Consulting  –– Updated Scoped CIP

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 Oct. 13th at 4:30 PM 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, Chief Administrative Officer – 2020 Departmental Work Plans  - 3rd  Quarter Update Report

1. Chief Administrative Officer

2. Building and Planning Department

3. Clerk’s Department

4. Finance Department

5. Fire Department

6. Human Resources

7. Library

8. Parks and Recreation

9. Public Works


(b)    R. Lane Vance, Manager of Finance/Treasurer – Financial Statement Review – 2020 Q3


(c)    Janice Lavalley, CAO - Peterborough Public Health Agreement – Sewage System Management Services


(d)    Mike Richardson, Manager of Recreation Services - Lakefield Campground Operation Agreement

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)    Jeannette Thompson, Planner - Proposed Core Natural Area Designation


(b)    Tania Goncalves, Deputy Clerk – Local Government Week


(c)    Anna Currier, Climate Change Coordinator - Waste Reduction Week 2020


(d)    Janice Lavalley, CAO - Ennismore & Smith Wards – Police Services Contract Report


(e)    Adam Tobin, Project Coordinator – Water & Sewer - Woodland Acres Drinking Water System Inspection Reports


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

6. Correspondence for Discussion and/or Decision

(a)    Correspondence Report –   October 13, 2020


Correspondence for Direction




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


1.         1699 / 1665 Chemong Road - Kawartha Stair and Rail


That the correspondence from Patterson Planning Consultants Inc. related to Kawartha Stair and Rail be received for information; and


That Council support and allow Kawartha Stair and Rail to file an application for a Minor Variance through the Township’s Committee of Adjustment to allow a stair manufacturing facility in place of a truss manufacturing facility.


Correspondence for Information



That the following items of correspondence be received for information:


2.         Association of Municipalities of Ontario Update - 2020 Federal Throne Speech

3.         Association of Municipalities of Ontario Update - PSW Support, Cybersecurity, COVID School and Child Care Screening

4.         Association of Municipalities of Ontario Update - COVID-19 Public Health Measures, Municipal Relief Phase 2 Funding and Inspector General of Policing

5.         Association of Municipalities of Ontario Update - Long-Term Care Funding and Community Paramedicine to Address COVID-19

6.         Association of Municipalities of Ontario Update - New Stage 3 Restrictions

7.         Association of Municipalities of Ontario Update -  Gathering Restrictions and DC/CBC Regulations

8.         Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus - COVID-19 Funding for Capital Purchases

9.         Ontario Provincial Police - 2021 Annual Billing Letter and Statement

10.      Kawartha Chamber of Commerce – NewsFlash! September 22ndSeptember 29th and October 1st 2020

11.      Town of Wasaga Beach - Unauthorized Car Rally

12.      Town Of Gravenhurst Resolution – Emancipation Day in Canada

13.      Township of North Glengarry – Long Term Care Homes and Safe Start Agreement

14.      Town of Amherstberg - AODA Website Compliance Extension Request and the Ontario Heritage Act

15.      Township of Amaranth - Long-Term Care Inspections and Support of COVID-19 Funding

16.      St. Catharines - Development Approval Requirements for Landfills - (Bill 197)

17.      Wellington County - Aggregate Resource Property Valuation Advocacy Report and Resolution

18.      Thank You Card from Don Schmidt

7. Peterborough County Report

(a)    Peterborough County Report –   October 13, 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.         Mayor and Warden’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force Recommendations

2.         2021 Budget Considerations Report and Presentation

3.         Project Update - James A. Gifford Causeway Widening

4.         Climate Change Plan vs. State of Climate Emergency

5.         Renewal of Three-Party Funding for Physician Recruitment Report and Agreement

6.         Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program

7.         County Organics Waste Program Update

8.         Election of Warden and Nominating Committee Report and By-law Schedules

9.         Regular County Council Meeting Minutes - September 9th and 23rd, 2020

10.      2021 County of Peterborough Council Meeting Calendar

11.      Transportation Master Plan Update and Review – Selwyn Business Association

8. Committee Reports

(a)    Peterborough Police Services Board

9. Petitions

a)    Summer Lane Petition


That the petition outlining a variety of concerns in the Summer Lane subdivision be received for information; and

That Council consider these concerns along with the deputation related to these same matters that is scheduled for the October 27, 2020 Council meeting; and that staff provide a report for the October 27th Council meeting outlining some possible solutions for Council’s consideration to address the concerns noted in the petition.  

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

i.   Litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality - Section 239. (2) (e) – Verbal Report

ii.  Closed Session Minutes – January 28, 2020 and July 14, 2020

12. By-laws

(a)    2020 – 057 – Authorizing By-law - Agreement – Peterborough Public Health Safe Sewage Disposal Program

(b)    2020-058 - Authorizing By-law - Agreement - Police Services Ennismore & Smith Wards

(c)    2020-059 - By-law to Assume Lands into Road System - Boundary Road and Edenderry Line

(d)    2020-060 – Confirming



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