FoTTSA Report on Tiny Council Meeting October 12, 2022

Regular Meeting of Council: October 12, 2022: 9:00 a.m. – 10:52 a.m.
Committee of the Whole Meeting: October 12, 2022: 11:01 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Attendance: All members of Council present at both meetings.

• Short-Term Rental Accommodation Applications, October 4 to November 15, 2022
• Noel au Village: November 19, 2022, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Lafontaine Park
• Inaugural Meeting of Council: November 23, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Township of Tiny Community Centre
• Township of Tiny Tree Lighting Ceremony: November 29, 2022, 5:00-6:30 pm., Perfinsfield Park
• Wyevale Santa Claus Parade: December 3, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
• Budget Meetings: December 7, 2022; January 25, 2023; March 1, 2023; March 29, 2023
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DEPUTATIONS TO REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL: George Karolis had concerns about the Short-Term Rental Licensing By-law and asked that it be placed on hold until the new term of Council. Nick Leblovic, resident of Tiny, expressed concern about the proposed 15-metre setback for boathouses from the 178 metre G.S.C. elevation. He noted that many residents would be unable to build a boathouse under this stipulation. He asked Council to defer this decision until the dynamic beach study is completed by Aqua Solutions 5 Inc.

TIMELINE SYNOPSIS OF GRAVEL PIT OPERATIONS IN FRENCH’S HILL AREA:Staff has compiled a useful chronological list of gravel pit expansions and permits to take water. This list has been posted on the township’s website.

BUILDING PERMIT ACTIVITY: The January to June 2022 building activity continued to be vigorous, particularly for single detached dwellings and cottages as their rough construction cost rose from $19,500,000 in 2021 to $23,800,000 in 2022. In the same period, additions and renovations rose from$4,664,000 to $7,680,000

DEPUTATIONS TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE: Ola Kolodij raised a number of concerns regarding the Short-term Rental Licensing By-law and asked that the by-law be put on hold. George Karolis, Tiny resident and short-term rental operator, raised many concerns about the Short-Term Rental Licensing By-law and asked Council to consider a stay on the Licensing By law, and if the stay is not granted, that the application deadline be extended to December 31, 2022. He also asked that the new Zoning By-law be put on hold until the new term of Council. Urged by Alex McIntosh and Kyle Campbell, Council decided to support Bill 5: Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act by writing letters of support to key MPPs and Ministers. Samantha Barnett of the Township of Tiny Fire and Emergency Services asked Council to support the Movember Campaign (which supports men’s health) by recognizing Movember sponsors and partners on the Township website and social media platforms; by playing Movember commercials during Council Meeting recesses; by donating three parking passes; by waiving fees for the use of the Tiny Township Community Centre; and by supplying accounting support for the boot drive deposit. Council agreed.

AMENDMENTS TO THE SHORT-TERM RENTAL LICENSING REGIME: This fine-tuning resulted from staff’s tracking of concerns related to the regime. (The amendments were passed at the November 2 meeting of Council.)