FoTTSA Report on Tiny Council Meeting May 17, 2023

FoTTSA Report on Tiny Council Meetings May 17, 2023
Regular Meeting of Council 2023: May 17: 5:00 p.m.- 6: 21 p.m.
Committee of the Whole May 17, 2023: 6:35 – 7:24 p.m.
Attendance: All members of Council — Mayor David Evans, Deputy Mayor Sean Miskimins, and Councillors Dave Brunelle, Kelly Helowka and Steffen Walma – were present.


Fire Ban in Effect – Open burning prohibited.

Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament – Friday, June 16, 2023, Brooklea Golf and Country Club.

Pollinator Week – June 19-25, 2023

2023 Watermain Flushing schedule – see Note that during flushing operations, water pressure may be reduced, and some users may experience discoloured water.

Community BBQ — Saturday, July 8, 2023, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Perkinsfield Park, 43 County Road 6 South, Tiny.

Agricultural Fair — August 18-20, 2023 at 4230 Crossland Road.



By Nicolas Leblovic regarding the financing of a new municipal office building  – advocating sharing of information with the public and involving the public in the decision-making

By Janice Murton on behalf of Janet Marks requesting that the proposal to construct a new municipal office be paused until the community has been involved.

By Paul Maurice on behalf of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture with regard to PD-014-23, Section 6 re agriculture and Bill 97 – This Report concerns proposed changes to the Provincial Planning Statement, Section 6 which is of concern due to the potential damage to the farming community of Tiny as a result of the severances to be permitted which would reduce the extent of farmable land and would not be compatible with existing farming practices.

By Don Chapman – Chapman asked for In Kind and Financial contributions in support of the Terry Fox Run in 2023 — $8243.50 (In Kind) and $360 (Financial). The Township approved both kinds of contributions.


Comparative Building Activity January to March 2022 and 2023: Construction value doubled from roughly $5 million to roughly $10 million for single detached dwellings and from roughly a million and a half to more than 4 and a half million for additions and separate buildings.

MPAC Annual Report for 2022: O% increase in overall municipal levy for a third year. MPAC says it does not set or increase tax rates. As usual, it published an annual report – the 2022 Performance Report which evaluates its performance against its goals – capturing new construction and modifications to existing properties and noting the proportion of property assessments accepted without going to appeal as evidence of satisfaction with its customer service.

Lyme Disease: The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit informed the CAO of Tiny Township that there is a risk of encountering blacklegged ticks in Tiny Township. These ticks are connected with the dispersal of the blacklegged ticks associated with Lyme Disease. A map showing the risk areas for the ticks can be accessed at Public Health Ontario: Ontario Lyme Disease Map – Estimated Risk Areas in 2023. Queries may be addressed to Charles Gardner at


Changes to the Lot Grading/Drainage Plan Procedure – adopted.

Municipal Law Enforcement Officers – appointed May 17, 2023.