FoTTSA Report on Tiny Council Meetings: November 13 and 25, 2019

November 13 and 25, 2019

Committee of the Whole Meetings: November 13, 2019: 9 a.m. – 11:56 a.m. and November 25, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 2:22 p.m.
Regular Meetings of Council: November 13, 2019: 1:00 p.m. – 1:22 p.m. and November 25, 2019: 6:21 p.m. – 6:47 p.m.
All members of Council present November 13 for Committee of the Whole. Councillor Gibb Wishart absent for the Regular Meeting that day. All members present for the meetings on November 25. Deputy Mayor Walma absent from the Committee of the Whole Meeting from 9:40 a.m. to 9:56 a.m.


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  • The Township of Tiny received the Severn Sound Environmental Association Drinking Water Source Protection Award.
  • Charity Dodgeball Tournament December 13, 2019.
  • 2020 Budget Meeting, December 9, 2019 (not December 16).

GEORGIAN BAY GREAT LAKES FOUNDATION (GBGLF): Paul Cowley (president of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations) and Mary Muter (President GBGLF) presented an update regarding funding received to date and asked for additional funding in 2020 for lobbying efforts to control the spread of Grass Carp and for moves that would mitigate the rise of water levels.

NEW COMPLAINT PROCESS: Staff has developed by-law fact sheets regarding –

  • Property Standards and Clean Yards By-laws
  • Short Term Rental Information
  • Noise Control By-law

This information will be posted on, at the front counter, and, from time to time, on social media. At the same time, an online complaint process has been developed to simplify lodging a complaint. Icons have been created for the township website’s homepage which give access to the information brochures and the online complaint process.

SANDBAGS AT FARLAIN LAKE: The municipality is to help coordinate the supply of sand and bags but the cost of trucking and the labour of filling and locating the bags is to be the responsibility of the Farlain Lake Association or individual property owners. Staff is to seek funding from the Province in the event of a declared emergency.

ENCROACHMENT POLICY EXTENDED FOR TWO YEARS: The current encroachment policy expires in 2020. A two-year extension during which a re-evaluation is to take place would come to an end in 2022, when, presumably, a revised policy would be put in place.

SARJEANT WAVERLEY PITS 1 & 2, AGGREGATE LICENCE APPLICATION REVIEW: Dave Hopkins, Senior Hydrogeologist, R.J. Burnside & Associates Engineering reviewed studies and site plan notes related to hydrogeological studies submitted by Sarjeant and to excavation of aggregates from below the water table. Burnside also considered whether new regulations would impact its March 2009 recommendation and whether the Township could comment on a pit where the aggregate licence has already been issued by the province. Hopkins stated that the opinion expressed in Burnside’s July 9, 2009 letter remains unchanged: the company still finds everything to be in order.

ROMA CONFERENCE DELEGATIONS: Council directed staff to submit two delegation requests for the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association annual conference: one to the Ministry of Infrastructure regarding expanding broadband services in rural communities and the other to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry regarding aggregate extraction and local impacts.

SIGNUM TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER, 771 CHAMPLAIN ROAD: The Tower, which is to be erected at the rear of Toanche Park is to be painted sky blue to minimize the tower’s visual impact.