Council Reports: August 9, 2010


August 9, 2010

Committee of the Whole Meeting: 9:00 am – to 12:45 pm and 1:16 pm to 4:12 pm

Regular Evening Meeting: 7:00 pm – 7:19 pm

All members of Council present

CONFIDENTIAL / CLOSED SESSION: 2:06 pm – 4:12 pm. Jill Doherty of WeirFoulds was in attendance.

Staff advised that they met with MNR last week at the 8th Concession road allowance beach park, which is the test site. They received verbal approval to spray and/or wick the weeds and expect written approval this week. As soon as that is obtained they will submit applications for the other municipal sites which require work.

After another long discussion (for the earlier discussion, see the Report on Council for July 26, 2010), Council decided to award the contract to RJ Burnside and Associaties Ltd. Councillor Claire and Deputy Mayor Lawrence withdrew their previous demand that this RFP be retendered. Council decided not to accept staff’s recommendation of a bid of $134,000 and accepted the Burnside bid of $87,721. Staff had based their recommendation on a superior communication plan but Council decided that, if necessary, they would hire a communication consultant to assist Burnside. They believe this will be less expensive and both firms were rated equally for their technical expertise.

Mayor Breckenridge advised that she was updated at a recent SSEA meeting about Drinking Water Source Protection under the Clean Water Act. According to the Township Minutes for the Committee of the Whole Meeting on August 9, letters identifying potential threats to municipal water systems have been sent to 1,000 Township of Tiny residents. Information is available at HYPERLINK “” and on the Township website.