FoTTSA Report on Tiny Council Meeting April 5 and 26, 2023

FoTTSA Report on Tiny Council Meetings April 5 and 26
Regular Meeting of Council 2023: April 5: 5:00 p.m.- 6:06 p.m. and April 26: 5:00 p.m.
Committee of the Whole April 05 and 26: following the Regular Meetings of Council
Attendance: On April 5, Councillor Walma was absent during Committee of the Whole. On April 26, 2023: All members of Council — Mayor David Evans, Deputy Mayor Sean Miskimins, and Councillors Dave Brunelle, Kelly Helowka and Steffen Walma – were present.

APRIL 5, 2023:
2022 Sewage System Reinspection Program: Bill Goodale of Tatham Engineering reported that in 2022, 1,279 inspections were carried out in the Woodland and Deanlea Beach areas of the Township for the first time since 2016. 112 lots were found to have deficiencies, and more deficiencies will be found as outstanding septic tank reports are submitted by the property owners. The most numerous deficiencies (29) concern root intrusions into the leaching bed area. Additionally, vehicles had parked or driven on the septic tank or leaching bed of 11 lots, 9 lots had outdoor sinks or showers whose drain discharged onto the ground, lesser numbers of lots had other problems. It takes time for problems to be remedied. As of January 31, 2023, deficiencies noted in 2018 had been completely remedied.

Art in the Heart of Georgian Bay: After hearing a presentation from Suzanne McCrimmon of the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe, Council decided to endorse the event and directed staff to facilitate it.

Zoning By-law Amendment per OLT Decision regarding CRH (By-law 23-028): This concerns the Teedon Pit and says, among other things, that only agricultural uses, forestry uses and aggregate extraction, transport of aggregate and processing of aggregate are permitted in this area. The mineral aggregate extraction zone is limited in size to 15.3 hectares.

April 26, 2023:
Consolidated Speed Limit By-law and Speed Limit Changes: This sets the rates of speed on roads within the Township of Tiny variously at 10, 30, 40, 50, 60, or 70 kilometres per hour. Shoreline area roads would have a 40kph limit or less.

Tax Rate By-law 23-031: This laid out the amounts that had to be raised to run the Township of Tiny, and the Township’s share of the County of Simcoe, and to finance local schools (public and separate, English and French).

Proposed Provincial Site Plan Control Changes – Bill 97: Council decided, as Tiny is a municipality with extensive shoreline development, to support changes to the Bill 97 regulations through ERO posting 019-6822 permitting the use of Site Plan Control for any or all development within 120 metres of a shoreline.
Delineation of Public Beaches: Council directed staff to complete Phase 3 of the delineation project employing Chester Stanton, Surveyor, and Pat Lalonde, Fencing, as both are familiar with the program and have boundary knowledge within the Township.

Water Master Plan: This concerns the management of Tiny’s municipal drinking water systems (including infrastructure replacement, upgrades, and improvements). It is to be prepared by Tatham Engineering for a fee of $173,140 + HST for 1,247 hours of work.

Parking Permits: Resident Permits are available to both permanent and seasonal residents. Non-Resident Permits are available only to residents of Midland, Penetanguishene and the Townships of Tay and Springwater. Ten Non-Resident Parking Permits are available daily, at a cost of $20 each, and 225 Non-Resident Parking Permits, for a six-month period on a first come, first served basis at a cost of $150 each (these are SOLD OUT). Hourly and Daily Pay Parking is available from May 15 – October 15 at pay and display parking machines.