November Council Meetings; Service Awards; 2011 Budget Meetings; McMahon Woods; Proposed Road closure; 2011 Development Charge
REPORT ON COUNCIL
Nov. 29, 2010
Committee of the Whole Meeting: 9:00 am to 11:29 am
Regular Evening Meeting: 7:00 pm – 7:21 pm
Mayor Breckenridge, Deputy Mayor Lawrence and Councillors Claire, Cornell and Warren present
NOVEMBER COUNCIL MEETINGS
The current council’s powers are limited until the end of the term on November 30th. They any not approve any expenditure over $50,000, which was not in the 2010 budget. Hence there will be little activity this month.
Service Awards were presented to the following staff:
Glenn Desroches – 30 years service
Angela Pauze – 10 years
Laurel Trottier – 10 years
Shawn Persuad – 5 years
2011 BUDGET MEETINGS
Meetings are now scheduled – Jan. 17th, Jan. 27th, and Feb. 21st 2011. It is unfortunate that this process is so late this year. Many other municipalities have prepared a final draft for consideration by the new council(s) early in the term. It will be March before the budget is complete in Tiny.
Council requested an update on the Ontario Municipal Board Appeal of the McMahan Woods Development. Staff reported that the Appeal has been filed with the County of Simcoe with respect to the subdivision application and filed with the Township of Tiny relative to the zoning by-law amendment application. In turn the County and the Township will be forwarding all documents relating to the proposed appeals to the OMB.
Eventually the OMB will schedule a hearing and we will watch carefully for that notice.
PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURE
A petition was received regarding the proposed winter road closure of Cote de la Dalle. Staff had previously advised that the road in question poses a safety issue to the road maintenance operators and the travelling public during the winter months. The petition challenges that position, queries the closure now after many years, wonders why there was no consultation and notes that other roads with steeper grades are maintained.
2011 DEVELOPMENT CHARGES
Council considered the report, regarding the Development Charges and approved the 2011 proposed development charge at $4,656 (up from $4,619) per household for residential units
and $15.91 (up from $15.78) per square meter gross floor area for non-residential units.