Report on Council May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

Committee of the Whole Meeting (through electronic participation): May 25, 2020: 9:00 a.m. – 3:59 p.m.

Regular Meeting of Council: May 25, 2020: 6:30 p.m. – 6:48 p.m.

Mayor George Cornell, Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma, and Councillors Cindy Hastings, Tony Mintoff and Gibb Wishart were present at both meetings.


  • Visit the Township’s COVID-19 webpage at ca/coronavirus for municipal service impacts and updates.
  • Tiny Connect – Sign up now at
  • Weekly construction project updates now available on the Township website
  • Piping Plover nest discovered at the end of Archer Road (bordering Tiny and Wasaga Beach). An area 50 x 50 metres has been roped off.
  • Our Health Services at the Midland Cultural Centre resumes operation on June 23, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., supplying Community Mental Health and Addiction Support.

FoTTSA DEPUTATION RE SHORT TERM RENTALS: Lynne Archibald presented the results of FoTTSA’s survey regarding Short Term Rentals to Council. The full text of the presentation is available in the Agenda for the Committee of the Whole Meeting, May 25, 2020. Members of Council made useful comments, supporting the idea of licensing/registration of STRs, adding to the list of things that the Township should check and monitor (presence of smoke and CO alarms, capacity of the septic system as the basis for the number of occupants, building standards). The deputation will be discussed at the June 15, 2020 meeting of Council.

Cash Flow Financial Update: The Township’s Treasurer, Doug Taylor, presented a Cash Flow Forecast for 2020. He observed that although “there are some budget expenditures that are reduced, eliminated or deferred, the deferral of tax revenue will create a need to ‘borrow’ cash from the Water/Building Reserve Funds in order to ensure cash is available to fund planned operating and capital project activities for the balance of 2020.” He estimated that there “may be a lingering impact into the first quarter of 2012” and that “impacts may change should Council decide to provide additional tax deferrals to residents.” Detailed information is available in the Committee of the Whole Agenda for May 25.

Temporary Beach Encroachments: A fee for removing privately owned items from public beaches has been set at $150. This covers the cost of inspections, tagging, follow up calls, re-inspection, item removal and transportation, storage, additional calls, arranging for pickup or disposal.  Information about temporary beach encroachments has been posted on the Township website, the Newspaper (i.e. The Mirror (via the Township Community Page), and in the Tax Bill Newsletter. An informative brochure has been created that is to be shared with beach associations. Items left on public beaches will be tagged as early in the summer season as possible “to avoid the subject matter growing in scope.”

Building Permit Activity: The value of construction in Tiny Township between January and March 2019 was $3,742,800. For the same months in 2020, the value was $9,000,750!

Broadband Service at Tiny Township and Wyebridge Community Centres: Point-to-Point Communications is to supply internet service and improved cellular service at these two centres at a cost of $20,600 plus HST for the first year and $3,600 plus HST for subsequent years.

North Simcoe Family Health Team: Council agreed to a one-time request for $10,000 to support the Virtual Family Physician Network program.

Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament: The Township will be moving forward with a virtual Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament now that the actual Tournament has been cancelled.

Solar Speed Signs: The two solar speed signs that the Township purchased are to be located at Tiny Beaches Road South between Concession 5 and 6 and at Tiny Beaches Road South, south of Lawson Road.