FoTTSA Report on Tiny Council Meetings: July 8 and 29, 2019

July 8 and 29, 2019

Committee of the Whole Meetings: July 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 11:18 a.m., and July 29, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Regular Meetings of Council: July 8, 2019: 1:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. and July 29, 2018: 6:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Mayor George Cornell, Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma and Councillors Cindy Hastings, Tony Mintoff and Gibb Wishart present July 8 and 29. On July 29, Mayor Cornell left at 9:45 a.m. and returned at 11:40 a.m. Deputy Mayor Walma arrived at 12:07 p.m.


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  • Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament – Friday, September 13, 2019, 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. lunch, 12 p.m. shotgun start, Brooklea Golf and Country Club
  • Terry Fox Day – Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. run starts, Perkinsfield Park (43 County Rd 6 S)
  • Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wyebridge Community Centre (8340 Hwy 93)
  • Doors Open – Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Farm Crawl – Saturday, October 5, 2019.

INNISFIL TRANSIT POWERED BY UBER: Tim Cane of the Town of Innisfil, explained how that town came to use Uber for its transit system beginning in May 15, 2017. He told council and staff how much it cost and the factors that were weighed in making the decision to use Uber. The keys to its successful implementation were Council support, partnership agreements, public education, funding sources, community surveys, the willingness of the community to fund it to the tune of $9 a ride, and getting the wait time down to 6 to 10 minutes. With a call-in system there were no capital costs (bus shelters and the like). Innisfil’s experience was that it was important to keep it as simple as possible. Many popular destinations had a modest, flat fee charge.

Council asked all sorts of questions. In the end, staff was asked to prepare a report on Uber and alternative transportation options for Tiny prior to a Council discussion of the matter.

AWENDA PARK BLOCKADE: Doug Luker, C.A.O., provided an update on the Awenda Park road blockade. Johnny Hawk, a 34-year-old Christian Island man dropped trees across the entrance roadway on June 21and set up camp to protest land claim settlements that extinguish indigenous rights and title to the land. In June and July, the Township received regular updates from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP and Ontario Parks. The blockade was lifted on July 28.

BROADBAND AND CELLULAR ACCESS: In response to Treasury Report TR-006-19 regarding improving Broadband and Cellular Access in Tiny, staff was directed to prepare a Request for Expressions of Interest to Internet Service Providers, to apply for external funding to move the project forward, to contract out a project manager to champion the process, and, in due course, to submit a final report to Council.

SPEED LIMIT ALONG SHORELINES: Public Works recommended (with the support of Transport Canada and the OPP) that

  • 2 signs be installed at each Beach Park with a Master Plan (including the public ramp at Jackson Park). The signs would present a map of the affected area and indicate the maximum speed at 10 km/hr within 300 meters of shore
  • Township Social Media be used to inform the public of this requirement
  • OPP do enforcement
  • Transport Canada rely on the OPP for enforcement and the Township for notification/signage

This safety measure has been a long time coming. It is welcome given the behaviour of some drivers of PWCs and other motorized vehicles. -Ed.

CLEAN YARDS AND PROPERTY STANDARDS: In response to a draft motion from Councillor Mintoff, Council asked the Chief Municipal Law Enforcement Officer to develop and implement a public education and awareness program by November 13, 2019. The program would include an information/fact sheet, an on-line complaint form, information in the by-law section of the township’s website to better inform residents about basic property standards requirements, and advice on how to contact by-law enforcement and how to lodge complaints.

PROPOSED TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER: Fontur International on behalf of Signum Wireless has been authorized to proceed with public consultations regarding the siting of a tower at 771 Champlain Road.