REPORT ON COUNCIL
September 27, 2010
Committee of the Whole Meeting: 9:03 am – 12:33 pm
Regular Evening Meeting: 7:30 pm – 8.30 pm
All members of Council present
CONFIDENTIAL / CLOSED SESSION: 9:37 am to 10:07 am with John Burzo of Burger, Rowe in attendance
SEVERN SOUND SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
Doug Luker, CAO, presented an overview of the Plan. There is considerable detail on the Tiny website under today’s agenda tab. The steering committee is trying to solidify a workable structure and requires $6000 per annum for the next four years from each of the eight member communities. SSEA has not been able to obtain any grant monies. This is a very ambitious undertaking and we encourage you to read the website information as there will be many opportunities for residents to participate in committees.
ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A comprehensive report was presented detailing many suggested improvements to township facilities. Small items that can be done right away were highlighted and major items will be considered during the 2011 budget meetings.
SEPTAGE DISPOSAL ON FIELDS
Discussion was held regarding field disposal of septage as a result of a presentation by Jurgen Pape at the previous meeting. Council directed staff to request MoE officials to attend the next Committee of the Whole meeting and address the criteria for selecting a field, the duration of a license and the methods of measuring saturation of a field.
BUILDING PERMIT STATISTICS
Strong growth over last year continues with the month of August increasing from $1,799,000 in 2009 to $6,152,000 in 2010. For the year to date the increase is from $14,607,000 in 2009 to $27,323,000 in 2010.
LAFONTAINE BEACH MASTER PLAN MEETING
The second public meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on November 6, 2010 from 10 am to noon.
NO PARKING ON BLAIR LANE (CAWAJA)
As a result of concerns expressed in a petition from the residents of Blair Lane, Council decided that there is to be No Parking on that narrow, dead-end lane.