FoTTSA Report on Tiny Council Meeting August 10, 11, and 31, 2022

Committee of the Whole Meeting: August 10, 2022: 10:00 a.m. – 12:08 p.m. August 31,
2022: 10:40 a.m. – 12:29 p.m.
Regular Meeting of Council: August 10, 2022: 9:00 a.m. – 9:33 a.m.; August 31, 2022: 9
a.m. –
Special Meeting of Council Re Short Term Rentals: August 11, 2022: 4 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Attendance: Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma absent on August 10. All members
present on August 11 and 31.

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Peter Helowka, Stephen McNamara, Erik Schomann, David Sparrock, Steffan Walma,
Gibb Wishart
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MORNEAU COMMUNITY PROJECT: This concerns Frank Morneau's plan to build a
luxury club house, expand the 5-hole golf course to 9 holes on his lands at the end of
West Shore Drive and those off Melissa Drive and increase the number of luxury lots in
the area. Morneau wanted to bypass municipal and county planning processes by
having the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing issue a Minister's Zoning Order
(MZO). The lands in question are currently zoned Greenland/Significant Forest/ANSI
and rural.
Residents of Thunder Beach (all members of the Thunder Beach Alliance) made
deputations to Council in opposition to the proposal: Peter Stubbins, Diane Robinson,
and William Inwood expressed concerns about the many negative impacts the
development would have on the natural assets in the area and on the community of
Thunder Beach.
Arguments were presented by Frank Morneau and Connor Houston in support of
the Project and the use of a Ministerial Zoning Order.

The Morneau Community Project was withdrawn on August 31.

OPP CONTRACT RENEWED: Council renewed the Township's Police Services Act
contract with the Ontario Provincial Police for three years beginning January 1, 2023.

SHORT-TERM RENTALS: On August 11, several residents made deputations about
Short Term Rentals, among them Dan O'Rourke, Aidan Black Allen, Debbie Galbo,
Jennifer Kierholzer, and Edward Galbo. They took diverse positions on the issue.
A representative of Granicus provided an overview of its Short-Term Rental
Management Software Program.
Council received a legal opinion from Sarah Hahn of Barriston Law regarding the draft
licensing by-law. It also reviewed the draft Short-Term Rental Licensing By-law, staffing
implications, and an implementation plan prior to passing By-law 22-017 to Licence,
Regulate and Govern Short-Term Rental Accommodations on August 31. The By-law
came into effect immediately. Staff was instructed to develop a density policy for
Council's future consideration.
By-law 22-017 defines Short-Term Rental Accommodation as “the secondary use of a
residential dwelling unit that offers a place of accommodation or temporary residence,
or occupancy by way of concession, permit, lease, licence, rental agreement or similar
arrangement for twenty-eight (28) consecutive calendar days or fewer with no on-site
management throughout all or part of the year. Short-term rental accommodation uses
shall not mean a motel, hotel, bed and breakfast establishment, tourist establishment,
tourist cabin establishment, or similar commercial accommodation use.

the Severn Sound Environmental Association presented a report about Blue Green
Algae which appeared in Farlain Lake In July and August. Testing on July 27 th at two
locations confirmed the presence of three main types of the algae, all capable of
producing toxins. Of two major toxin groups, one was less than the detection limit, the
other was less than the recreational contact limit but greater than the drinking water
limit. On August 3, sampling detected very low levels at three locations. Two of the
species identified in 2022 were present in 1996, 2011 and 2016. Detailed research has
revealed that contributing factors to algae blooms may be rainfall, a heat wave, sun and
no wind.
Controlling the amount of phosphorus that gets into the lake is important. Local
septic systems should be pumped out every 3-5 years, fertilizer use within 100m of the
shore eliminated, a natural shoreline (no lawns) maintained, soil erosion and boat
wakes reduced, native rooted aquatic plant growth along the shore encouraged, natural
water circulation maintained, and invasive species avoided.