NOVEMBER 9, 23, and 30, 2022 COUNCIL REPORT:
Regular Meeting of Council: November 9, 2022: 9 am – 11:06 a.m.
Attendance: All members of Council present.
– County of Simcoe Bursary Program Recipient – Peyton Cady
– Years of Service Presentations to: Kim Post (20years); Steven MacDonald (10 years); Emma Clench, Nathalier Gignac, Jaden MacDonald, Jody Moreau, Kyle McKay, Barry Reynolds, Jerrit Dusome, Nicholas Dupuis, Darin Lawson, Darron Parent, David Carriere (all 5 years)
– Inaugural Meeting of Council, Wednesday, November 23, 2022
– Budget Meetings: December 7, 2022, January 25, 2023, March 1, 2023 and March 29, 2023
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DEPUTATIONS TO COUNCIL:
– Doug Lorriman, Business Association of Balm Beach, reported on 2022 Busk ‘til Dusk
SHORT-TERM RENTAL ACCOMMODATION BY-LAW AMENDED
This By-law set liability insurance for a rental accommodation at $2,000,000 per occurrence for property damage and bodily injury and required maintenance of a detailed guest register.
POLICE SERVICES AGREEMENT AUTHORIZED: This three year “O.P.P. Services Agreement By-law” came into effect on November 9, 2022.
NOVEMBER 23, 2022
INAUGURAL MEETING OF COUNCIL – 1:00 p.m.
Attendance: All members of Council were present. At this meeting (available on the Township’s YouTube Channel), the Council elect (Mayor David Evans, Deputy Mayor Sean Miskimins and Councillors Dave Brunelle, Kelly Peter Helowka and Steffen Walma) – was piped in, declared elected, formally presented, and recorded greetings were presented from MP Adam Chambers and MPP Jill Dunlop. The members of Council each spoke briefly and Mayor Evans presented an inaugural address. The meeting concluded with the singing of O Canada and refreshments.
NOVEMBER 30, 2022
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – 9:00 a.m.
As the current location of the Wyebridge Post office is being closed, CANADA POST offered the community of Wyebridge three options:
– a local accommodation for the postal outlet
– community mailboxes
– transfer to a post office in a neighbouring community
When this road was built in the 1970s, it was thought that the developer of the northeast corner of the Township off Champlain Road was going to extend Hiawatha Road as part of a future subdivision phase. Hence, no proper truck turnaround was built. As a result, trucks have a hard time negotiating the area. Neighbours have volunteered to donate the necessary land for the construction of a turnaround on the condition that they do not have to incur any of the costs. Staff recommended that the donation be accepted and the turnaround established as part of the road network, using moneys allocated in the 2022 capital budget. Council supported this solution.
2023 COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE
Council meetings will occur on Wednesdays on a three-week rotation beginning on January 11.