REPORT ON COUNCIL
Mar. 14, 2016
Committee of the Whole Meeting: 9:00 a.m. – 1:14 p.m.
Regular Meeting of Council: 2:32 p.m. – 3:07 p.m.
All Members of Council Present: Mayor George Cornell, Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma, and Councillors Cindy Hastings, Richard Hinton and Gibb Wishart.
FESTIVAL DU LOUP:
The Festival is to take place from July 14 to 16, 2016.
SEWAGE SYSTEM RE-INSPECTION REPORT:
Sewage re-inspection, which was begun in 2002 and has been managed by C.C. Tatham and Associates ever since, has settled into a six-year cycle of inspections of the sewage system on each lot in the township. Although we’re now in the third pass over Tiny, the program continues to discover malfunctioning systems and to compel owners of deficient systems to bring them into compliance with the Ontario Building Code. Letters are sent to property owners enumerating the problems. If deficiencies are not remedied, then Orders to Comply are sent. If action still is not taken, then the By-law Department proceeds with charges for Failing to Comply in the Ontario Court of Justice.
Re-inspections in the Thunder Beach and Balm Beach areas in 2015 exposed 165 initial deficiencies. Most frequent were root intrusions into the leaching bed area (30 lots) and vehicles parking or driving on the septic tank or leaching bed (23 lots), and the least frequent were instances of holes dug into the surface of the leaching bed (1 lot), water pooling on top of the holding tank (1 lot), and a deficient greywater pit (1 lot). In addition, 272 systems had slightly less than the minimum setback to water sources (dug or sand point wells, drilled wells, or the lake).
This summer, re-inspections are slated for Woodland Beach, Deanlea Beach and Bluewater Beach plus those in wellhead protection areas that are due this year.
Council authorized C.C. Tatham to continue the program for another four years.
COUNTY’S NEW ORGANICS PROCESSING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT FACILITY:
This facility is to be located in Horseshoe Valley, Springwater.
CONCESSION 17 ROAD CLOSURE:
According to Wayne Young, Interim Manager of Public Works, Concession Road 17 is closed on a yearly basis due to flooding and washouts. It is planned to build the road up later this year.