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Correspondence Agenda - 2020/04/16 The Corporation of the Township of Malahide CORRESPONDENCE AGENDA April 16, 2020 7:30 p.m. (F) Correspondence: 1. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Watch File dated April 2 and April 9, 2020. (Pages C 2 - 6) 2. Town of Midland Resolution to request Federal funds to municipalities to waive property taxes for the year 2020 providing help to alleviate financial suffering from COVID 19 pandemic. (Page C7 - 8) 3. Municipality of Grey Highlands Resolution supporting the Township of Greater Madawaska in calling for electronic delegations for small and rural municipalities. (Page C9) 4. Canadian National Railway (CN) Notice regarding discontinuance of Cayuga Line. (Page C10 - 11) 5. Stewardship Ontario Confirmation of Termination regarding Wind-up of Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste program. (Page C12) 6. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Notice that the Line Fences Act has transitioned from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. (Page C13) 7. Elgin County Land Division Committee Notice that appeal period has expired and no appeals were received for the following: - Severance Application E87/19 Nilholm Holsteins Ltd. relating to property at Part Lot 3, Concession 11. (Page C14) - Severance Application E94/19 Solagrace Enterprises Inc. relating to property at Part Lot 88, Concession STR. (Page C15) Aggregate Resources Act Municipal ActCity of Toronto Act Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 244/97 and the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act Springtime in Paris 575 Dominion Avenue Midland, ON L4R 1R2 Phone: 705-526-4275 TheCorporation of the Town of Midland Fax: 705-526-9971 www.midland.ca March 23, 2020 By Fax to: 613.941.6900 & Twitter @CanadianPM, @JustinTrudeau The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Langevin Block, Ottawa, Ontario,K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister: Re:Direct Payment of Federal Funds to Municipalities to Waive Property Taxes for the Year 2020-Financial help to alleviate the suffering from COVID-19 Pandemic It is trite to repeat the human and financial toll of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Similarly, the commitment of the federal, provincial and municipal governmentstowardalleviating the suffering of Canadians does not require repeating. We, at the Town of Midland, in the Province of Ontario, are proposing what we believe to be a simple but effective solution to facilitate the delivery of our common and shared commitment tothe financial and psychological well-being of all Canadians. Proposal: 1.Residential Properties(primary residence only) a.Waive 100% of the 2020 property taxes for all residential properties currently assessed at or below $ 500,000.00 by eachgoverning provincial property assessment body;and b.Waive 50% of the 2020 property taxes for all residential properties currently assessed below $ 1,000,000.00; and c.Waive 25% of the 2020 property taxes for all residential properties currently assessed above $1,000,000,00. 2.Industrial,Commercial and Farm Properties a.Waive 100% of the 2020 property taxes for all;industrial,commercialandfarm properties currently assessed at under $ 10,000,000.00; and b.Waive 50% of the property taxes for the year2020 for all industrial, commercial and farm properties currently assessed between $10,000,000.00 and $ 50,000,000.00; and c.Waive 25% of the property taxes for the year 2020 for all industrial, commercial and farm properties assessed above $50,000,000.00. Direct Payment of Federal Funds to Municipalities to Waive Property TaxesMarch 23, 2020 3.Federal Transfer Payment to Canadian Municipalities a.Inlieu oftheannual municipal property taxes,the Federal Government transfers funds to municipalities across Canada,asa one-time grant. Advantages of the Proposal: 1.Quick and timely relief; 2.Direct relief to allCanadian homeownersand the business community; 3.Directly protects Canadians who although may be solvent, are unable to easily meet the financialpressures beyond their personal capacity due to COVID-19; 4.Noadditional resources required to assessindividual need and delivery of the relief; 5.Negligible overhead costs for the disbursement of the relief. In fact, it may cut-down on some of the work for municipal staff; and 6.The financial stimulus received from thefederal government will come into circulation immediately and will stay in the community. There are a multitude of other direct and indirect financial and non-financial benefits that will result from the implementation of this proposal. The biggest non-financial impact is that Canadians willsee an immediate financial relief respecting the pressures to make theirproperty tax payments and be better positioned to address other essential needs. In turn, removing this added stress will provide some relief tothealready strained financial and health systems. Asyou are aware, Canadians are entering this time of crisis with a very high amount of house-hold debt and a great deal of financial fragility. Taking this simplestep should alleviate some of those pressures. At the same time,it will keep your municipal governments, and school boardsprimed for continued productivityand forward momentumto address the fallout from COVID-19. Thanking you in anticipation of a favourableresponse. Sincerely, TheCorporation of the Town of Midland Stewart StrathearnAmanpreet Singh Sidhu Mayor ChiefAdministrativeOfficer sstrathearn@midland.caasidhu@midland.ca c:Town of Midland Council Associationof Municipalities of Ontario Province of Ontario Page 2of 2 View as a webpage Contact UsQuick Links eBusiness Login Customer Center Carload CustomerService | 1-866-926-7245 Customer Safety Intermodal Customer Service | 1-866-896-6601 Our Business eBusiness | 1-800-361-0198 CONFIRMATIONOF TERMINATION FROM:STEWARDSHIP ONTARIO(“SO”) TO: THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MALAHIDE (“the Municipality”) Reference is made to the New Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Services Agreement datedJuly 1, 2011and allsubsequent amendments between SOand the Municipality(the “Municipal Services Agreement”). SOacknowledgesand confirmsthat due to the pendingWind-upof theMunicipal Hazardous or Special Waste program,the Municipality has notifiedSO that the Municipal Services Agreement will be terminated with immediate effect onJune 30, 2020.Accordingly, SO confirms that it will have no further responsibility to pay for any MHSW services (collection, transportation and processing) performed after June 30, 2020. st Dated as of March 31, 2020 STEWARDSHIP ONTARIO ______________________________ Name:Cullen Hollister Title:Director of Operations Dear Stakeholder: I am writing to letyou know effective today, the administration of the Line Fences Act (Act) has transitioned from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). As OMAFRA is tasked with specifically supporting agriculture and rural affairs in Ontario, it makes sense for the administration of this Act to be the responsibility of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. OMAFRA also administers other Acts that support the sector and works with farmers and municipalities on a variety of files and has a proven track record in helping farmers and rural residents to find and build solutions to a variety of challenges they face. We have worked closely with MMAH to ensure a seamless transition of the administration of the Act to OMAFRA. We will ensure the Act continues to be administered in an effective and efficient way.If you have any questions, please call the Agriculture Information Contact Centre: at1-877-424-1300 or by email at: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca. We look forward to continuing to work with your organization on this and other matters. Sincerely, Carolyn Hamilton Director, Rural Programs Branch Economic Development Division Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs