Report on Council: June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015
Committee of the Whole Meeting: 9:07 a.m. – 3:42 p.m.
Regular Meeting of Council: 6:10 p.m. – 6:42 p.m.
All Members of Council Present: Mayor George Cornell, Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma, and Councillors Cindy Hastings, Richard Hinton and Gibb Wishart

CONFIDENTIAL/CLOSED SESSION DECISIONS: Council decided that Glen Road, Registered Plan 958, is surplus to need, and will be sold. It authorized staff to proceed with establishing easements and/or acquisition of property, with the property owners at Mertz Corner Road-MacDonald Creek Bridge. It authorized staff to enter into discussions with affected residents regarding “Encroachments, Sale of Property for Lots 1, 2 and 3, R.P. 838 Centre Beach Road.” And finally, it selected Don Redmond of Royal LePage to sell the Maplegate Road Lots — Lots 29 and 30, Plan 51M-361.

DEPUTATIONS BY NEIGHBOURS OF BALM BEACH: Diane Leblovic objected to the Noise By-law exemptions granted to the Business Association of Balm Beach during the summer of 2015 and asked that the exemptions be withdrawn. She presented a petition with 31 signatures complaining about the exemptions. Nicholas Leblovic raised procedural issues with the Noise By-law and with oral and written submissions to Council. He pointed out that there was no time for public input regarding the Noise By-law exemptions and recommended that approvals should not be granted on the day of application.
In response to Diane Leblovic’s deputation, Council made no change to programming in Balm Beach, including the exemption to the Noise By-law, but did say that By-law staff should be directed to respond to noise complaints regarding the approved events. Council did not address the procedural issues raised by Nicholas Leblovic.

MARC’S HARDWARE IN LAFONTAINE NO LONGER TO SERVE AS A DEALER OUTLET FOR CANADA POST: After August 31, residents will have to collect parcels from Village Square Pharmacy, 101-2 Poyntz St. in Penetang, since the Hardware Store will no longer serve as a Dealer Outlet after that date.

PREPARATORY BUDGET MEETINGS FOR 2016: These are to occur at 9 a.m. on Mondays, November 2nd, November 23rd, and December 7th, 2015.

GREAT LAKES CITIES INITIATIVE (GLSLCI) CONFERENCE: Councillor Wishart and Keith Sherman (of the Severn Sound Association) attended. Wishart noted that transportation of oil on the Great Lakes and storage of nuclear waste were major topics of discussion, and that water levels were not on the agenda.

McMAHAN WOODS SUBDIVISION AGREEMENT: This proposed subdivision is to occupy Part Lot 23, Concession 4 West. As the County of Simcoe had received all the necessary clearance letters, Council was able to authorize the Subdivision Agreement between the Corporation of the Township of Tiny, the McMahan Woods Development Ltd. (the Developer), and West Ridge Development Corporation (the Mortgagee). The Agreement includes a provision to deed to the Township Block 22 for Environmental Protection, Block 23 for Parkland, Blocks 24-26 for Access, and Blocks 28-32 as a 0.3048 metre reserve. Block 21 is not part of this Agreement and remains in the hands of McMahan Woods Development Ltd.

MEETING WITH MUNICIPALITIES/SEPTAGE CLASS ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT: As previously requested, R.J. Burnside & Associates contacted the Township’s neighbouring municipalties (Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Springwater, and Wasaga Beach) about a partnership for treating Tiny’s septage. All five expressed interest. Council authorized Burnside to have preliminary meetings and prepare documentation to help Council determine the most viable partners (estimated cost $18,000).

BY-LAW FORBIDDING BARBECUING ON THE CONCESSION 8 ROAD ALLOWANCE: Deputy Mayor Walma withdrew his motion to rescind this By-law, and referred the matter to the Strategic Plan Process where it could be considered in connecton with the development of Stott Park.