Report on Council for October 10, 2018

REPORT ON COUNCIL
October 10, 2018:
Committee of the Whole Meetings: October 10, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 12:43 p.m. October 29, 2018 Meeting cancelled.
Regular Meetings of Council: October 10, 2018: 5 p.m. – 5:18 p.m. October 29, 2018 Meeting cancelled.
Mayor George Cornell, Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma and Councillors Cindy Hastings and Gibb Wishart present. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS/PRESENTATIONS:

  • Tiny Connect – Sign up at tinyconnect.ca
  • Regular Meeting of Council only – November 26, 2018
  • New Council Inaugural Meeting – December 3, 2018
  • Budget Meetings – December 12, 2018, January 21, 2019, February 4, 2019

BLUEWATER COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP:

The executive of this group includes two members from each of Bluewater Dunes Ratepayers Association, Bluewater Dunes Protection Association, and Bluewater Georgina Wendake Beaches and Ratepayers Association. The Committee of the Whole recommended that the group “be supported with Council representation on an ad hoc basis where appropriate”.

CANNABIS LEGISLATION – MUNICIPAL IMPACT:

Sue Walton, Clerk of the Township of Tiny, presented a report on the current status of management of cannabis federally, provincially and municipally. She recommended, and Council supported, that action be taken in advance of the proposed legislation as follows:

“a) Staff to form an interdepartmental working group to discuss possible impacts of the new legislation and strategies moving forward.

  1. b) Invite legal representation to speak to the legal impacts of the proposed legislation from a multijurisdictional and human resources standpoint.
  2. c) Invite Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to present on the legalization of cannabis and impacts on the community.”

MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING:

After several years of a committee reviewing the Township’s current buildings and viewing the ways neighbouring communities have dealt with inadequate administration buildings, Council is beginning to move on a solution for problems with Tiny Township’s main building (insufficient space, problematic heating and cooling, and the like). On October 10, the Committee recommended “that the Municipal Administration Building Needs Assessment Committee report back on the next steps required for a new construction solution to long term municipal administration building requirements”.

 

 

 

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