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Correspondence Agenda - 2020/01/09 The Corporation of the Township of Malahide CORRESPONDENCE AGENDA January 9, 2020 7:30 p.m. (F) Correspondence: 1. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Watch File dated December 19, 2020. (Pages C3 - 5) 2. City of Woodstock Resolution supporting the ban of Single-Use Plastic Handled Shopping Bags. (Page C6) 3. Township of Perry Resolution supporting the ban of Single-Use Disposable Wipes. (Pages C7 - 8) 4. County of Simcoe and Township of Huron-Kinloss Resolution supporting the Township of Ramara regarding Conservation Authority exit clause. (Pages C9 - 12) 5. County of Simcoe Resolution supporting the Township of Springwater regarding the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Levy. (Pages C13 - 15) 6. Town of Tecumseh Resolution regarding 911 Misdials. (Pages C16 -23) 7. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Information regarding survey. (Pages C24 - 25) 8. County of Elgin Approval of Malahide Official Plan Amendment No. 17 relating to all lands designated Agricultural (MacVicar Farms Ltd.). (Pages C26 - 27) 9. Municipality of Central Elgin Notice of Passing of Zoning By-law Amendment relating to property at 145 George Street. (Page C28) 10. Municipality of Central Elgin Notice of Zoning By-law Amendment relating to the following properties: - 226 Colborne Street, Port Stanley (Page C29) - 6016 Fairview Road. (Page C30) - 42575 Dexter Line. (Page C31) - 494 Lower Spring Street, Port Stanley. (Page C32) Everyone at AMO wishes you, your friends and family, and your community a happy and safe holiday season! Office of the City Clerk Woodstock City Hall P.O. Box1539 500 Dundas Street Woodstock, ONN4S 0A7 Telephone (519) 539-1291 December 1,2019 The Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks College Park 5th Flr, 777 Bay St, Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Re: Ban of Single-Use Plastic Handled Shopping Bags Please be advised that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Woodstock passed the following resolution at its regular Council meeting held on December 12, 2019: That Woodstock City Council continue to support the single-use plastic handled shopping bag ban in principle but defer a decision regarding implementation until the Provincial and/or Federal governments have announced their decision and plans for a ban; And further that Woodstock City Council supports a harmonized ban of single-use plastic shopping bags across the Province of Ontario; And further that staff be directed to participate in the consultations with the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks with respect to the new producer responsibility model for the Blue Box Program, including discussing solutions with respect to single- use plastic shopping bags; And further that Council pre-approve $5,000 in the 2020 revenue fund budget in order for the Woodstock Environment Advisory Committee to undertake a public education campaign to educate and encourage Woodstock residents to reduce the use and consumption of single-use plastic shopping bags; And further that this resolution be circulated to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and all Ontario municipalities. Yours Truly, Amelia Humphries, B. Math, M.P.A. City Clerk c: All Ontario municipalities December 20, 2019 Hon. Sylvia Jones Solicitor General th George Drew Bldg, 18Flr 25 Grosvenor Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y6 Re:Town of Tecumseh Resolution on 911 Misdials On behalf of Mayor Gary McNamara and Town Council, I am writing to advise that at its meeting on November 12, 2019, Tecumseh Town Council passed the following resolution: Whereasthe calls for service for 911 Misdials have risen dramatically in recent years, correlated with the rise in cell phone use; and Whereas911 Misdials must be responded to as if they were legitimate emergency calls; and Whereaseach 911 call is responded to with two OPP officers at an average time per call of 1.2 hours; and Whereaseach 911 call is a billable call to the municipality; and Whereasin 2019 alone to date, 911 Misdials in Tecumseh number 1,082 calls, which is 28.8% of all billable calls for service to date; and Whereas911 Misdials are not unique to Tecumseh and in fact are common across the Province at an estimated cost of millions of dollars; Now Therefore Be It Resolved Thatthe Municipal, Federal and Provincial governments and relevant associations, including but not limited to, the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB), the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), be requested to lobby the telecommunications industry and smart phone manufacturers to develop a solution to 911 Misdials. A copy of the report to Town Council (CAO-2019-09) on 911 Misdialsis attached for your information. Should you require anything further, please contact the undersigned at lmoy@tecumseh.caor extension 116. Hon. Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General December 20, 2019 Page 2of 2 Yours very truly, Laura Moy,Dipl.M.M., CMMIII HR Professional Director Corporate Services &Clerk LM/ep Attachments 1.Report CAO-2019-09 911 Misdials cc:Hon. Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Irek Kusmierczyk, MP Percy Hatfield, MPP Federationof Canadian Municipalities Association of Municipalities of Ontario Ontario Association of Police Services Boards Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Ontario Municipalities Telus Bell Rogers The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh Chief Administrative Officer To:Mayor and Members of Council From: Margaret Misek-Evans, Chief Administrative Officer Date to Council:November 12, 2019 Report Number: CAO-2019-09 Subject:911 Misdials Recommendations It is recommended: Whereas the calls for service for 911 Misdials have risen dramatically in recent years, correlated with the rise in cell phone use; and Whereas 911 Misdials must be responded to as if they were legitimate emergency calls; and Whereas each 911 call is responded to with two OPP officers at an average time per call of 1.2 hours; and Whereas each 911 call is a billable call to the municipality; and Whereas in 2019 alone to date, 911 Misdials in Tecumseh number 1,082 calls, which is 28.8% of all billable calls for service to date; and Whereas 911 Misdials are not unique to Tecumseh and in fact are common across the Province at an estimated cost of millions of dollars; Now Therefore Be It ResolvedThatthe Municipal, Federal and Provincial governments and relevant associations, including but not limited to, the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB), the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), be requested to lobby the telecommunications industry and smart phone manufacturers to develop a solution to 911 Misdials. Council Report-Master (Rev 2019-09-27) Report No: CAO-2019-09 911 Misdials Page 2 of 6 Background The Tecumseh Police Services Board (Board) receives regular reports from the Essex County OPP (OPP) on statistics related to calls for service. Over the past months, the Board has expressed concern on a number of occasions regarding the trend of increasing calls for service related to 911 Misdials, and the high proportion of total calls these represent. The report includes comparative information with other Essex County OPP Detachment municipalities and notes the following trends in the detachment area: A 65.7% increase in 911 Misdials in August 2019 (898 calls) compared to August 2018 (542 calls) An average of 29.9 Misdial calls per day 911 Misdials are trending 63.2% higher YTD 2019 (5,867 calls) compared to YTD 2018 (3,596) Concern about escalating 911 Misdials and the effect of this trend on policing and police budgets was also raised at the recent Joint Essex County Police Services Board meeting held in Leamington on August 29, 2019. This meeting was attended by the boards from all Essex County OPP-policed municipalities, namely the Towns of Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, Tecumseh and Municipality of Leamington. Following discussion of this data, and as a result of concerns expressed by members of the Board on multiple occasions, the Board passed Motion PSB 43/19 at the October 10, 2019 PSB meeting: Report No: CAO-2019-09 911 Misdials Page 3 of 6 Whereas the calls for service for 911 Misdials have risen dramatically in recent years, correlated with the rise in cell phone use; and Whereas 911 Misdials must be responded to as if they were legitimate emergency calls; and Whereas each 911 call is responded to with two OPP officers at an average time per call of 1.2 hours; and Whereas each 911 call is a billable call to the municipality; and Whereas in 2019 alone to date, 911 Misdials in Tecumseh number 1,082 calls, which is 28.8% of all billable calls for service to date; and Whereas 911 Misdials are not unique to Tecumseh and in fact are common across the Province at an estimated cost of millions of dollars; Now Therefore Be It ResolvedThatthe Tecumseh Police Services Board request Town Council to approach the Federal and Provincial governments and associations, including but not limited to, the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB), the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), to lobby the telecommunications industry to develop a solution to 911 Misdials. Comments Administration obtained the most recent data available for 911 Misdials from the OPP. As of October 12, 2019, the OPP have responded to 1,082 911-related billable calls in Tecumseh, broken down as follows. This represents 28.8% of all calls for service in 2019 YTD. (Note: the categories correspond to those used in the OPP billing statement.) Billable CategoryDescriptionNumber 911 Call / 911 Hang UpGeneral 911 misdial / hang up482 911 Hang Up Pocket Dial(subcategory) Accidental 911 call using a cell 183 phone 911 Call Dropped Cell(subcategory) 911 call using a cell phone, then 417 signal was lost. Contact may have been made, then deemed non-emergencyoraccidental TotalAll Categories1,082 included, the total figures are most relevant. The OPP notes that the Pocket Dial category was introduced in 2013 and the Dropped Cell category was introduced in 2014. As the years went on, officers have become more diligent in classifying 911 misdials into these subcategories as opposed to the more general 911 Hang Up category. Report No: CAO-2019-09 911 Misdials Page 4 of 6 Category2013201420152016201720182019 2019 YTDEst. * 911 Call / 911 Hang Up640698479449411530482578 911 Hang Up Pocket Dial1621206970183219 911 Call Dropped Cell0112157087417500 Total6417055124845506871,0821,297 * This is an estimated year-end total based on the YTD amount. While some fluctuations are apparent, the estimated total number of misdials for 2019 is more than double the total recorded in 2013 and represents an 89% increase over 2018. As noted earlier, the Board has expressed concerns about this trend both in relation to policing and the police budget. Each 911 call is handled the same way, with at least two officers dispatched to locate the source and respond. It can reasonably be concluded that time and resources spent responding to 911 Misdials divert resources from other community policing activities and initiatives. Efforts have been made by the Town and the OPP to educate the public on 911 misdials to curb frequency of such calls. widespread issue. It also suggests that the solution does not necessarily lie in increased public education and awareness, but rather in the redesign of cell phone technology and the way it interfaces with the 911 system. New, easier-to-use features on smart phone releases are something the public takes comfort in, knowing that in an emergency they can reach 911 dispatch easily and send their coordinates to the dispatcher. However, the issue of 911 Misdials should also be raised with smart phone manufacturers to resolve inadvertent 911 calls, which appear to be on the rise. Consultations Information and Communications Services Police Services Board Ontario Provincial Police Financial Implications (a weighted portion of the provincial total) are calculated based on a four-year average. The escalating volume of calls will, however, contribute to a higher four-year average over time. Report No: CAO-2019-09 911 Misdials Page 5 of 6 Link toStrategicPriorities Applicable2019-22Strategic Priorities Make the Town of Tecumseh an even better place to live, work and invest through a shared vision for our residents and newcomers. of sustainability and strategic decision-making. Integrate the princi and priorities. service delivery to residents and businesses. promoting good governance and community engagement, by bringing together organizations serving the Town and the region to pursue common goals. Communications Not applicable WebsiteSocial MediaNews ReleaseLocal Newspaper Report No: CAO-2019-09 911 Misdials Page 6 of 6 This report has been reviewed by Senior Administration as indicated below and recommended for submission by the Chief Administrative Officer. Prepared by: Ellen Preuschat Executive Assistant to CAO Recommended by: Margaret Misek-Evans, MCIP, RPP Chief Administrative Officer AttachmentAttachment NumberName NoneNone Ministry of Children, Ministère des Services à Community and Social Servicessociaux et communautaires BureauduMinistre 127-2019-9359 December 16, 2019 Dear Municipal Partner: I am writing to let you know that the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, in collaboration with other ministries across government, is currently assessing Poverty Reduction Strategy and is launchingconsultationsto inform the development of a new five-year strategy, in accordance with the Poverty Reduction Act, 2009. Our government believes that the peoplegreatest asset, and when theysucceed, our economy and province succeed. However, we know that one in seven Ontario residents live in poverty. Empowering people andsupporting them during challenging timesis a priority for our government. We also know that we cannot do this work alone. We are committed to listening and working with individuals, communities, organizations, businesses, Indigenous partnersand all levels of government.It is our shared responsibility to create the conditions for success.To do so, we need organizations across the province to sharetheir ideas and feedbackabout how we can work together to tacklepoverty. Our goal is to drive progress and identify solutions to reduce poverty. To inform our new Poverty Reduction Strategy, we will be asking Ontario residentshow we canencourage job creation and connect people to employment opportunities;provide people with the right supports andservices;andlower the cost of living and make life more affordable. An online survey will be posted in January 2020 for a period of approximately 60 days. I hope that you will respond to the survey and encourage members of your community, including those who have experience living in poverty, to participate. We will share more information about the survey in the new year. /contd -2- We arealsoaccepting written submissionsandany recommendations for the next strategy as well as feedback on the previous 201419Poverty Reduction Strategy,by e-mailat prso@ontario.caor by mail at Poverty Reduction Strategy, 3rdFloor, 315 Front Street West, Toronto ON, M7A 0B8.If there are anyquestions on howidentifyinginformation included with a submission will be used,please contact: Manager, Strategic Policy Unit, MCCSSby e-mailat prso@ontario.caorby telephone at(647)308-9963. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, ToddSmith Minister