Council Reports: October 27, 2008

October 27, 2008
Committee of the Whole Meeting: 9:03 a.m. 12:38 p.m. and 1:08 p.m. – 4:22 p.m.
Regular Evening Meeting: 7:05 p.m. – 7:29 p.m.

All Members of Council present.

CONFIDENTIAL / CLOSED SESSION: 3:36 p.m. – 4:22 p.m.

SEPTAGE: Deputy Mayor George Lawrence reported on the OASIS (Ontario Association of Sewage Industry Services) conference in Orillia. The Province is expected to impose new rules restricting the disposal of septage. This may restrict future development in Tiny unless adequate disposal/treatment capacities are found.

HUNTING: A new Firearms Control By-Law 08-073 that prohibits the discharge of firearms, air-guns, spring-guns, cross-bows, long-bows or any other weapon on Township of Tiny municipal property was passed on October 27, 2008. Inspector Richard Philbin, OPP, has provided a news release clarifying responsible hunting practices. Private property owners who do not wish hunters to enter upon their property must post “No Trespassing “ signs. If landowners encounter someone hunting on their property without permission, the police should be notified immediately by calling the OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122. Also, the MNR has a tips line, 1-877-847-7667, should any member of the public witness inappropriate hunting behaviour. Further details are available at

STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING: Council intends to set its priorities at a final public meeting on Friday, November 14, 2008, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in the Municipal Council Chamber.

ROADS AND PARKS TOUR: Council’s concluding tour of “Roads and Parks” was scheduled for November 6, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NB: TREE LIGHTING AND TOY DRIVE: This event is to take place on Sunday November 30, 2008 at the Municipal Offices, 130 Balm Beach Rd. W., 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, caroling, a craft corner, a silent auction, a visit with Santa and the tree lighting. Hot chocolate, apple cider and festive cookies will be served. The event is free with the donation of an unwrapped new toy or a non-perishable food item for the annual township Toy/Food drive. A festive caravan of Tiny Township staff and Woodland Beach firefighters will leave Woodland Beach at 5 p.m. and make their way along Tiny Beaches Road S. and then Balm Beach Rd to the Township Offices.
RALLY AT QUEEN’S PARK RE SITE 41: Noon, Friday, November 21, 2008 as the 7-day walk for water reaches Queen’s Park. For those in Tiny who want to support the walkers, buses leave Wyebridge Community Centre at 8:30 a.m. (to reserve a seat call Marlene at 705-526-1636) and Our Lady of Lourds Church, Elmvale at 8:45 a.m. (to reserve a seat call Ann at 705-322-1340) According to Ray Millar, the walk has two purposes: the first is to bring attention to the growing importance of our finite water resources and the second is to raise awareness of the ZERO WASTE initiative.