FoTTSA Report on Council October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Committee of the Whole Meeting (through electronic participation): October 19, 2020: 9:00 a.m. – 4:58 p.m.

Regular Meeting of Council: October 19, 2020: 5:30 p.m. – 5:54 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 for municipal service impacts and updates.
  • Tiny Connect – Sign up now at
  • Farm Crawl Video Series is available at and Facebook Page – @Township of Tiny
  • Introduction of Ashley Brodeur, Financial Analyst
  • Election of Deputy Mayor Walma to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors

GYPSY MOTHS: Lynne Archibald (of FoTTSA) presented a deputation regarding concerns about gypsy moth depredations. It included the results of a survey sent to Tiny residents (1237 sent out, 343 responses received in one week). The survey is available in the Committee of the Whole Agenda for October 19.  FoTTSA asked Council to have aerial spraying with Btk done on public and private lands with gypsy moth egg masses by the Township or the County of Simcoe in the spring of 2021. Council directed staff to follow-up with the County of Simcoe and the Severn Sound Environmental Association with respect to the latest mapping and science with regard to the gypsy moth problem, and to obtain costing for township-wide spraying vs Township property only spraying, and to explore the requirement for a waiver in relation to over spraying on adjacent properties.

ROAD SAFETY DEPUTATIONS: Staff was asked to report back on strategies/recommendations that can be implemented to address the Thunder Beach Association’s concerns with regard to several roads in its area and FoTTSA’s concerns with regard to Tiny Beaches Road.


Angels with Backpacks – $2,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe – $2,000

Boys and Girls Clubs of North Simcoe – $2,000

Chigamik Community Health Centre – $2,000

Gateway Centre for Learning – $2,000

Hospice Huronia – $2,000

Huronia Community Foundation – $2,000

Quest Art School + Gallery – $2,000

Scientists in School – $2,000

Sistema Huronia Music Academy – $2,000

We Are The Villagers – $2,000

Wendat Community Programs – $2,000

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre – $1,000

The Enbridge Gas Inc donation of $5,000 is to be distributed to the four North Simcoe food banks, as requested.

OUTDOOR RINKS: The Lafontaine, Wyevale and Perkinsfield municipal ice rinks are to be flooded this winter. The Toanche rink is to continue to be flooded by a team of volunteers, contingent on an assessment needs and costing analysis conducted by Public Works.

STAFF APPOINTMENTS: Tim Leitch (Public Works) was appointed Acting CAO. Haley Leblond (Deputy Treasurer) was appointed Acting Director of Finance (Treasurer).