The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin
Central Elgin Regular Meeting Of Council On Monday, January 13th, 2020
A Moment of Silence was held before the meeting began for all the tragedies that
have occurred recently in Iran and Australia.
Roll Call - All present.
Moved by Deputy Mayor Marks and Seconded by Councillor Crevits that Council approve
the Addendum to the Agenda for Monday, January 13th, 2020 for the following item
ICS 02-20 - Lions Club Dog Park. Carried.
Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof - Councillor
Fehr disclosed that he had interest with CEP 02-20 and By-law 2439.
Adoption of Minutes - Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council dated Tuesday,
November 12, 2019 were adopted.
1. St. Thomas Field Naturalists
Bob Johnstone, President, St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club was in attendance to
discuss proposed construction of the Hawk Cliff "Knoll" Migration Viewing Pad.
Members of the St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club have been counting and recording
fall bird migrations since 1950. An official site coordinator for the Hawk Cliff Hawk Watch
oversees the accuracy of the counts and forwards the recordings directly to the
Hawk Migration Association of North America. This data is collected into one master
database and the datasets from all the different hawk watches create what is called
the Raptor Population Index. The RPl indicates the long term trends in raptor populations'
right across North America. This information is used by professors and grad students
at universities, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Canadian Wildlife
Service, citizen scientists doing individual studies of the data along with consultants
that would use the data to study the impact of proposed installation of wind turbines
for example in any given location. The Hawk Cliff Hawk Watch has provided 69 years
of continuous submissions of year over year data sets supporting the important Raptor
The thousands of birds pass through Hawk Cliff in search for winter food resources
that will travel to places such as Texas, Florida and even Central and South America
- Accipiters: (woodland raptors that have short rounded wings and long tails) Include
- Sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper's hawk and Northern Goshawk
- Falcons: (streamlined birds of prey that have long pointed wings and long tails
and facial mustaches) include - American kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine, Gyrfalcon
- Buteos: (large raptors with broad wings and wide rounded tails) include – Red-tailed
hawk, Swainson's hawk, Ferruginous hawk, Rough- legged hawk, Red-shouldered hawk, and
- Harriers: (slim hawks with slim wings and long tails) Include - Northern Harrier
- Eagles: (distinguished from buteos by their greater size and proportionately longer
wings) include - Bald eagle, Golden eagle
- Osprey: (single large bird of prey that plunges feet-first for fish) Include - Osprey
- Vultures: (eagle-like birds often seen soaring high in wide circles) include - Turkey
vulture, Black vulture
Hawk Cliff is located on the north shore of Lake Erie and is approximately 100 feet
above the lake water level. The migrating birds travel south from northern Quebec
and northern Ontario using warm air thermals rising from the heat from the ground.
They use the thermals to rise up sometimes several thousand feet and then stream
out to the bottom of another thermal and follow the same hip hop pattern. This mode
of travel saves needed energy since food sources are not plentiful along the way
for such large numbers of birds. When the birds approach the St. Lawrence River
and Lake Ontario they are forced to turn toward the west and follow the shore line
since there are no thermals over large bodies of water to assist in their travel.
With the aid of northwest winds pushing the birds down to the water and the lack
of thermals over the water the migratory pathway along the north shore of the St.
Lawrence River and Lake Ontario and Lake Erie bring the birds directly through the
Hawk Cliff area toward the narrow crossing to the United States at the Detroit River.
The current viewing area known as the ‘knoll's an irregular shaped sand hill situated
approximately 5 feet above the road level. The height of the knoll is ideal for
sighting birds above the height of crops that are annually planted in front of the
viewing area. This area has a very rough surface and is somewhat difficult for persons
to place their chairs without the possibility of the chair tipping over. Also the
same area requires extensive weed clearing each year in order to provide any sitting
and standing area.
The proposed viewing pad would be 40 feet wide and 20 feet deep and provide an on
surface concrete pad 40 feet wide by 10 feet deep and a further granular pad 40
feet wide and 10 feet deep. This would allow a solid and level area for placing chairs,
particularly for elderly participants and visitors. An on surface wheel chair ramp
will also allow access that is not otherwise available at the existing knoll.Also
the area would not require weed cutting each year.
There are a great number of birders that participate in the daily counts and others
that simply come as observers to enjoy the birds. Regulars from St. Thomas, London,
Stratford, Mitchell, Guelph, Mississauga and Kitchener participate in the migration
count. Many other visitors come to Hawk Cliff from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania
and New York State. Visitors have come from many Canadian Provinces including British
Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Foreign visitors have come from England, Ireland, Scotland, Holland,Germany, Norway,
Sweden and Australia and New Zealand to name a few. Photographers from National
Geographic have also been attracted to this unique location.
Members of the Hawk Cliff Raptor Banders and Monarch Watch have been giving live
raptor and Monarch butterfly demonstrations to the general public since 1969. This
education program known as ‘Hawk Cliff Weekends', held two weekends during the month
of September each year, has attracted hundreds of visitors. The intriguing stories
of the raptor banding and migration and the Monarch butterfly tagging and migration
draw the many visitors very close to the very nature that surrounds them.
For many years these demonstrations were done from the back of a pickup truck on
the side of the road.
During the past three years the St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club has partnered with
Thames Talbot Land Trust (new owners of Hawk Cliff Woods), and the Hawk Cliff Raptor
Banders, Monarch Watch and Another Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation. With grant funding
resources our partnership has enabled us to provide a large marquee with chairs
for the demonstrations as well as provide individual partner booths to distribute
information and have direct contact with participating visitors. On-site parking
and washroom facilities are also provided. The two day attendance has dramatically
increased to between 350 and 400 visitors for each of the two weekends.
The St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club respectfully requests your partnership and
support of the proposed construction of the Hawk Cliff Knoll Migration Viewing Pad
citing the following specific areas that are contingent on the completion and success
of this important project:
1. In light of the fact that the land owner, Mr. Steve Ivan, will not receive any
direct personal gain or benefit from the construction of this Viewing Pad we would
- a) that the Municipality of Central Elgin (MCE)waive the process of acquiring a
building permit and any costs associated with acquiring a building permit
- b) that the MCE exempt the proposed Viewing Pad from being assessed as a property
improvement for purposes of additional tax assessment to be levied against the said
property in perpetuity
- c) that the MCE incorporate this proposed project, inclusive of the wheelchair accessible
walkway, the 40 ft. x 20 ft. concrete and granular surface pad and the sign under
their existing MCE insurance policy for public liability and property damage
Further: since there is absolutely no beneficial or constructive reason for any
person(s) to travel or park along Hawk Cliff Road after dark we would ask:
- d) that the MCE post signage at the north entrance and south boundary declaring
that Hawk Cliff Road is not open to public use from 'dusk until dawn'
This measure could well assist in curbing vandalism that has happened in the past
- a) the burning of a rental Jonny on the Spot washroom facility which had to be replaced
by the St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club
- b) the burning of the cabin on the north trail of the Hawk Cliff Woods owned by
the Thames Talbot Land Trust
- c) the destruction of access gates to the Seed Garden trail and the south west prairie
grass field on the Hawk Cliff Woods property
- d) and would also eliminate the necessity to clean up litter left there by persons
who have no care or concern for the adverse effect it has on nature
It is our hope that the Mayor and Council would appreciate how their partnership
and support is such an integral part to the successful completion of this important
and worthwhile project for Elgin County as a whole.
Mr. Leitch indicated that there was a number of the requests beyond the jurisdiction
of Council. The assessment is controlled by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
and would be notified if a building permit is issued. One way around that is if
you modify your plans so you don't need a building permit. Insurance is not something
that we can provide because it's not our property. Insurance applies to only Central
Elgin property. Council can't restrict traffic on public roads after hours but can
restrict parking to allow police to issue after hour parking tickets. Mr. Leitch
also commended Mr. Johnstone for his work on this project and indicated that staff
would be available to help make this project a success.
1. Port Stanley Splash Pad Proposal
Correspondence was received from Port Stanley Splash Pad Committee (PSSPC) respecting
a proposal for a splash pad in Port Stanley.
Background - A splash pad is a fully accessible recreation area with water
spraying nozzles of various kinds and little or no standing water. They are a safe
alternative to swimming in large bodies of water and requires very little supervision.
Splash Pads help provide a social community space for parents and grandparents to
create a fun family experience. The theme of a splash pad can be used to help enhance
a community's residential or destination appeal.
Besides Port Stanley being one of the premiere tourist destinations on Lake Erie,
it is also a community that is rapidly expanding. The addition of a splash pad to
the area will make Port Stanley all the more attractive to both tourists and new
families alike, thus supporting the local economy and new development that is occurring
in our village. The committee met with two different splash pad companies that do
construction and installation. Each provided quotes and designs to accompany their
It was decided to proceed with Water Play, as the the quote received from them did
not differ largely in price from the other company. Also, Central Elgin does have
a working relationship with this company as in 2013, Water Play installed the splash
pad in Belmont.
The PSSPC met with Waterplay on several occasions to determine a final design for
the splash pad. The design is named "Beach Day” and water features were chosen based
on the theme of our fishing village. The size of the splash pad is currently drawn
at 18.75 m long by 10.85 m in width.
The estimated cost of the project is $196,392.87 (includes $3,850.00 freight cost
and $22,593.87 HST). Cost includes splash pad water features with installation (excavation
included) and maintenance training. Not “included is the water meter (usually provided
by the town), backflow preventer and services to vault (water service connected
to manifold and electrical connection to controller). With respect to water usage,
the splash pad is currently estimated to run at 85 GPM.
Editors note - 1 cubic meter = 220.5 Canadian gallons so 85 GPM x 60 minutes = 5100
GPH which equals over 23 cubic meters per hour. 23 cubic meters x CE price per meter
at 3.40 = $78.64 cost per hour. For an eight hour day the water used would cost
$629.12. For 30 days at 8 hours per day the water used would cost $18,873.
ln determining the ideal location for the splash pad, the committee has examined
a total of five (5) different sites: Main Beach (between the basketball court and
the washroom changing area), Selbourne Park (beside the skate park), Berm, in Front
of the old change rooms East of Mackies, and Little Creek Parkette. Two of the sites
(Main beach and Selbourne Park), have all the necessary requirements for the installation
of a splash pad.
The preference is locating the splash pad on Main Beach. This location is popular
with tourists thus ensuring the splash pad will be heavily used. On yellow and red
flag beach days, the splash pad will offer an alternative to swimming in the lake
keeping younger children safely out of dangerous waters. The free parking and residential
location of Selbourne Park makes this spot appealing for the Port Stanley community.
In conclusion, the PSSPC is seeking Central Elgin Councils approval to go ahead
with plans to raise money for and build a splash pad on publicly owned land. As
well, for Council to take on the responsibility of maintaining the splash pad once
it is built. We would appreciate any advice you can provide in full this proposal
Mr. Leitch commended the Splash Pad Committee for all the work put in to this project
so far but indicated that this proposal might be premature due to the ongoing Secondary
Harbour Plan and for the need for more discussion on the choice of locations that
could be available by the Committee.
A Motion moved by Councillor Fehr and seconded by Councillor Crevits that Council
has received from Port Stanley Splash Pad Committee (PSSPC) a proposal for a splash
pad in Port Stanley; Whereas Council appreciates the initiative this project can
not go forward at this time; Now therefore be it resolved that Council direct staff
to meet with the Port Stanley Splash Pad Committee in an effort to discuss the issues
of location, et cetera. Carried.
2. 2020 AMO Conference
Correspondence respecting 2020 AMO Conference in Ottawa - August 16 to 19, 2020.
Background - The 2020 AMO Conference promises to be yet another fantastic
opportunity to connect with your municipal colleagues from across Ontario. With
expert keynotes, concurrent educational sessions, political leaders, over 130 industry
exhibitors, and access to Provincial Ministers, the AMO Conference is your one-stop-shop
for brushing up on current municipal issues and networking.
A Motion moved by Councillor Fehr and seconded by Deputy Mayor Marks that The Council
of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve Council and Municipal
staff attending the 2020 AMO Conference in Ottawa from August 16 to 19, 2020 as
per established Municipal Conference Policies. Carried.
Correspondence (for Council's Information)
A Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Marks and seconded by Councillor Row that Correspondence
for Council's Information Items #1 - #20 inclusive be received as information and
filed. Items 9 & 10 were removed. The Motion was Carried. Item 9 Banning Single-Use
Disposable Wipes was endorsed.
1. City of Stratford/Township of Stone Mills
Correspondence received from the City of Stratford and the Township of Stone Mills
advising they support the continuation of the programs of Ontario conservation authorities.
2. County of Elgin
Copy of County Council Highlights for meetings dated December 10th and December
3. Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing
Copy of correspondence received from Steve Clark, Minister, respecting "Transforming
and Modernizing the Delivery of Ontario's Building Code Services".
4. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Copy of correspondence received from Todd Smith, Minister, respecting "Ontario's
Poverty Reduction Strategy".
5. Regional Transportation
Copy of correspondence sent from Elgin County Warden Dave Mennill and Central Elgin
Mayor Sally Martyn to the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation,
respecting "Regional Transportation - Letter of Support".
6. Single-Use Plastic Handled Shopping Bags
Copy of correspondence received from the City of Woodstock respecting "Ban of Single-Use
Plastic Handled Shopping Bags".
7. Port Burwell Area Secondary Water Supply System
Copy of Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan (2020 - 2024) for Port Burwell
Area Secondary Water Supply System.
8. Aylmer Area Secondary Water Supply System
Copy of Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan (2020 - 2024) for Aylmer
Area Secondary Water Supply System.
9. Single-Use Disposable Wipes
Copy of correspondence received from the Township of Perry respecting "Ban of Single-Use
Disposable Wipes". Endorsed
10. 911 Misdials
Copy of correspondence sent from the Town of Tecumseh to the Honourable Sylvia Jones,
Solicitor General, respecting increase in number of 911 Misdials.
11. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Correspondence received from OMAFRA respecting Rural Economic Development (RED)
program and submission entitled "Sparta Road Improvements".
12. Development Charges Act
Copy of correspondence received from Watson & Associates respecting "Proposed Changes
to the Development Charges Act".
13. Ontario Marriage Licence Act
Copy of correspondence received from the Deputy Registrar General and Director respecting
potential changes to the Ontario Marriage Licence Act.
14. County of Simcoe
Correspondence received from County of Simcoe respecting Nottawasaga Valley Conservation
Authority Levy (NVCA)
15. Municipality of Thames Centre
Correspondence received from the Municipality of Thames Centre supporting "Continuation
of Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Programs of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
(UTRCA) and Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA).
16. Conservation Authority Exit Clause
Copy of correspondence received from County of Simcoe and the Township of Huron-Kinloss
sent to the Honourable Jeff Yurek supporting the Township of Ramara's request for
the province to provide Conservation Authorities exit clause.
17. Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
Correspondence received from KCCA providing Notice of Meeting for Conservation Authority
Levy Approval for 2020 KCCA Budget.
18. Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
Copy of correspondence sent from KCCA to CCCA respecting possible shared services.
19. Domus Developments - 34T-CE1901 - Little Creek West
Notice of Decision received from the County of Elgin respecting Domus Developments
(London) Inc. - 34T- CE1901 - Little Creek West.
Background - Approval of a Draft Plan of Subdivision in respect to Domus
Developments - 34T-CE1901 - Little Creek West was given by the County of Elgin on
September 24, 2019. The conditions and amendments to the final plan of Subdivision
approval for registration by the County of Elgin applies to the draft plan of subdivision,
prepared by CJDL Consulting Engineers and certified by Jason Wilband, Ontario Land
Surveyor, dated January 7, 2019 and revised November 13, 2019, which shows:
- 44 single detached residential building lots ( Lots 1- 19 and 40- 64 inclusive)
- 39 semi-detached residential building lots ( Lots 20 — 39 inclusive)
- Blocks 65 and 66 ( Medium Density Residential)
- Block 67 ( High Density Residential)
- Block 68 ( High Density Residential/Apartment Building/ Long Term Care
- Facility/ Retirement Home
- Block 69 Walkway/ Watermain/ Storm Sewer
- Block 70 ( Valley Lands)
- Blocks 71 and 72 ( Daylight Corners)
- Blocks 73 — 79 ( Reserves)
20. Town of Deep River
Correspondence received from the Town of Deep River respecting "Premiers to Develop
Nuclear Reactor Technology".
Central Elgin Planning Office
1. CEP 02-20 Application to Amend Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 - 43588 Sparta
Line - Ships Ahoy Marine
Background - The applicant applied for a zoning by-law amendment to permit
automotive trade as a permitted use on the subject lands. A public meeting was held
on December 9th, 2019 at which one person attended but only raised a concern regarding
the notice of the public meeting. One piece of written correspondence was received
at the public meeting opposing the amendment from William Baker, who lives at 43564
Staff have reviewed the correspondence from Mr. Baker and note that his concerns
are related to having competition with his own garage/used car sales business located
to the west of the subject lands. Competition is not a legitimate land use planning
consideration and staff would recommend that Council put little weight on this concern
when considering the proposed amendment.
A Motion by Councillor Roberts and Deputy Mayor Marks that Report CEP 02-20 Application
to Amend Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 - 43588 Sparta Line - Ships Ahoy Marine
be received as information. Carried
Chief Administrative Officer
Director of Community Services & Infrastructure
1. ICS 01-20 - DWQMS Infrastructure Review
Background - On October 30, 2019, the annual Drinking Water Quality Management
System infrastructure Review was completed. The purpose of this review is to assess
the condition and capacity of water infrastructure components with in the Belmont
Water System and the Central Elgin Distribution System. The results of this evaluation
shall be referenced in future resource allocation. Water infrastructure reviews
were undertaken in the past and were used to establish the existing water infrastructure
upgrade and replacement program. This DWOMS infrastructure Review is a requirement
of Ontario's Drinking Water Quality Management Standard and shall be completed annually.
Staff utilized the DWOMS infrastructure Review Procedure, closely reviewing several
documents, reports and activities from each water system looking for capacity or
condition issues or in some cases affirming the good condition or capacity of existing
A Motion by Councillor Row and Deputy Mayor Marks that Council of the Municipality
of Central Elgin receives and approves the Drinking Water Quality Management System
(DWQMS) infrastructure Review as per Report ICS 01-20. Carried.
2. ICS 02-20 - Lions Club Dog Park (Addendum)
Background - The Lions Club of Port Stanley had a delegation at the November
25, 2019 meeting of council to discuss its 60th Anniversary and a proposed project
to celebrate. The project proposed was a dog park for Port Stanley and surrounding
area. The Lions Club requested that a steering committee be formed at which time
council elected representatives from council and staff.
Mayor Martyn indicated that she was in favour of a dog park but strongly objected
to Lawton Park as being the location of said dog park because Lawton Park has been
utilized for the past 16 years as an Arboretum that has over 30 different Carolinian
trees. Most of those trees were donated, with many donated as memorial trees making
Lawton Park in my opinion an inappropriate place for a dog park. Discussion continued
for some time on location, possible alternate locations, service requirements and
space needed for the dog park. In the end it was agreed that more details concerning
the actual requirements for a dog park needed to be explored and that any decision
would have to be deferred. Carried.
Director of Financial Services/Treasurer
Director of Fire Rescue Services/Fire Chief
1. FS 01-20 Monthly Alarm Activities Report (December/19)
A Motion moved by Councillor Roberts and seconded by Councillor Row that Report FS-1-20
December 2019 Monthly Alarm Activities Report be received as information. The Motion
Director of Asset Management & Development Services
1. AMDS 01-20 George Street Drain Outlet - Soil Characterization
Background - The George St. Municipal Drain is located north of George St
and west of Kettle Creek in Port Stanley. The drain was constructed in 1970 under
the authority of the Ontario Drainage Act. The drain is comprised of approximately
454 lineal meters of open ditch and 1189 meters of closed sewer pipe ranging in
size from 250 mm to 750 mm diameter. The drain provides a storm outlet for approximately
111.8 acres within Port Stanley. Appended to this report is plan outlining the location
of the drain as well as the drainage area of the lands contributing water to the
We would note that the majority of the open ditch section of the drain flows through
the industrial land currently owned by Ultramar. As a result of legacy use of these
lands it has been identiﬁed that there is contamination of the outlet section of the
drain with Petroleum Hydrocarbons and PAH's. As a result of this legacy contamination,
the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) have studied the sediments
at the outlet as well as in Kettle Creek on two different occasions. in 2009 and
again in 2010 the MECP conducted ﬁeld sampling of the sediments of the open ditch
outlet at Kettle Creek as well as the sediments of Kettle Creek at the outlet of
the drain. The results of these studies identified the existence of soils contaminated
with PHC's and PAH. However, the MECP staff are currently of the opinion that these
contaminated soils have been stabilized as a result of non~ contaminated sediments
overlying the contamination and thus providing a barrier. Staff can advise that
MECP have conducted field visits since these studies and while they are concerned
with the contaminated sediments being present they are relatively comfortable that
unless disturbed they are not an environmental or health concern.
The George St. Drain is the storm outlet for the lands north of George St. that
is currently being developed. As a condition of development, the municipality requires
the developer to provide on site storm water management. This storm water management
will require the developer to construct an onsite storm water management pond whereby
all storm water from the Wastell Development will be directed to the storm water
management pond to provide quality and quantity control. From a quality perspective,
the pond will remove any suspended solids from the storm water runoff before being
discharged to the George St. Drain. From a quantity perspective the pond will control,
store and slowly discharge the increased storm water runoff that results from developed
land. Generally, the stormwater pond controls the runoff from developed land so
that velocities of storm water in the receiving system do not exceed the velocities
that occurred prior to development. The municipality's standard is that storm water
management pond is to be sized to accommodate the runoff from the site for a 1 in
100-year storm event and discharge it to the receiving course in a controlled flow
and velocity. By doing this it does not tax downstream drainage systems and reduces
the potential for any downstream erosion of open water courses. The pond for the
Wastell development is designed to accommodate a 1 in 250 year design storm. This
design parameter will increase the size of the proposed pond, which will in turn
provide an increased level of control in excess of the municipality's design criteria.
Through the design process municipal staff have met with the developer's consultant
and a contingent of staff from the Southwest Regional office of MECP on 3 different
occasions to discuss the potential impact of the development drainage being directed
to the George St. Drain and any existing contamination. MECP is recommending that
the outlet of the George St drain be realigned so that the outlet of the drain is
not in proximity to area of the contaminated sediments which currently exist. Staff
would also note that the physical open channel is not in the location of the designed
outlet as outlined in the drainage report. This does raise some concerns with municipal
staff since the municipality is required to maintain any municipal drain as per
the approved drainage report. The parties have physically attended the site and
it has been agreed that the most responsible way of moving forward is to undertake
further field soil sampling to determine the current levels of contamination and
delineation of the contaminated area in the outlet section of the George St. Drain.
Once this has been completed a further assessment will be undertaken to determine
the potential impact for the realignment of the existing 20 meter section of open
channel where it outlets into Kettle Creek.
Staff have obtained a detailed work plan from Stantec Consulting to complete the
onsite sampling and delineation of the contaminated area as well as the proposed
realigned channel. Staff sought a price from Stantec due to the following:
- 1. Their experience with other contaminated sites in the immediate area as a result
of PAH and Petroleum Hydrocarbons.
- 2. Their ability to turn the project around in a timely manner
- 3. Stantec's ability to act independently of upstream property owners (Ultramar
is currently undertaking a phase 2 environmental study for their lands with another
Once this information has been obtained, further design work and costing can be
completed for the realignment of the 20 meter outlet channel. This realignment would
then allow the drain to be in conformance with the existing drain report as well
as potentially divert the channel away from the contaminated sediments that are
of concern to MECP and municipal staff. The cost to complete this work is $32,900
exclusive of HST. We would note that in the interest of being able to move forward
with obtaining approvals from MECP for the Storm water outlet for the new Kokomo
Subdivision Wastell is prepared to pay 50% of the cost to perform the sampling and
delineation of the contaminated area.
If Council approves this work going forward, we would anticipate having a report
back to the municipality by end of February 2020.
A Motion by Councillor Fehr and Seconded by Councillor Crevits that report AMDS 01-20
George Street Drain Outlet - Soil Characterization be received as information; And
further that Council approve engaging Stantec Consulting to provide engineering
services for the characterization and delineation of contaminated soils at the outlet
of the George St. Municipal Drain for a total cost of $32,900 exclusive of HST.
A Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Marks and seconded by Councillor Roberts that by-law
2438, 2440, 2441, 2442, and 2443 be taken collectively. The Motions were read a
1st, 2nd, 3rd time and finally passed.
A Motion moved by Councillor Roberts and seconded by Deputy Mayor Marks that by-law
2439 be taken separately. The Motion was read a 1st, 2nd, 3rd time and finally passed.
1. By-law 2438 - Confirmatory By-law
2. By-law 2439 - ZBA, Ships Ahoy, 43588 Sparta Line
3. By-law 2440 - 2019 Drain Repair and Maintenance Costs Collection By-law
4. By-law 2441 - Appoint Audit Firm for 2018 to 2022
5. By-law 2442 - 2020 Interim Tax Levy, Penalties, Interest of Non Payment & Instalment
6. By-law 2443 - 2020 Temporary Borrowing By-law
Deputy Mayor Marks commented on how he was made aware of marijuana being grown at
the city airport and of a person in the area that is allergic to marijuana.
Closed Session - Council went into Closed Session at 9:17 P.M.
1. CS1 Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations (s.239)(2)(d)) - Recruitment
2. CS2 A Proposed or Pending Acquisition or Disposition of Land (s.239(2)(c)) - Fernie
3. CS3 Closed Session Minutes
4. CS4 A Position, Plan, Procedure, Criteria or Instruction to be applied to any
negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the Municipality
or Local Board (s.239(2)(k)) - 467 Sunset Drive