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Correspondence Agenda - 2020/10/01 The Corporation of the Township of Malahide CORRESPONDENCE AGENDA October 1, 2020 7:30 p.m. (F) Correspondence: 1. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Watch File dated September 17 and 24, 2020. (Pages C3 - 7) 2. Township of Wollaston Resolution requesting the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to review the Municipal Elections Act and provide amendments to ensure loopholes are closed on any pay to play schemes. (Pages C8 - 9) 3. Township of Loyalist Resolution requesting Ministry of Transportation to part of the local transit system and that lost revenue be eligible for reimbursement. (Pages C10 - 11) 4. Township of North Glengarry and Township of Amaranth Resolution requesting the Province to provide funding to increase full-time positions in place of casual and part-time labour in long term care homes and to regularly inspect long term care homes. (Malahide Township Council supported a similar Resolution on August 13, 2020.) (Pages C12 - 13) 5. Town of Gravenhurst Resolution supporting national designation of August st 1 as Emancipation Day. (Page C14) 6. Town of Amherstburg Resolution requesting Province to extend deadline for Website compliance with Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. (Page C15 - 16) 7. Town of Amherstburg Resolution requesting Province to amend Schedule 11 of Bill 108 to remove the powers provided to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, retaining authority for hearing certain appeals by the Conservation Review Board; and, recommends the return of authority for final decisions to s. (Page C17 - 18) 8. Township of Amaranth Supporting City of Oshawa requesting help for local municipalities to assist their local social cultural, service clubs and children/ youth minor sporting organizations with funding programs because of detrimental effects of COVID-19. (Page C19) 9. Debbie France, Resident of Norfolk County Correspondence requesting Federal and Provincial governments to provide standardized and enforceable legislation to fix loopholes in cannabis legislation. (Pages C20 - 27) 10. Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) Correspondence costs, supporting municipal priorities, and finding new ways to deliver services. (Page C28 - 29) 11. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Correspondence regarding parkland dedication, development charges and the Community Benefits Charges Authority. (Pages C30 - 31) 12. Elgin County Land Division Committee Notice of Decision: - Severance Application E22/20 Applicants David and Jacqueline Fehr relating to property at Part Lot 34, Concession 9, municipally known as 53250 College Line. (Pages C32 - 34) - Severance Application E28/20 Applicant MacVicar Farms Ltd. relating to property at Part Lot 24, Concession 12, municipally known as 46634 Ron McNeil Line. (Pages C35 - 37) - Severance Application E30/20 Applicants Robert, Jean and Jason Nicolson relating to property at Part Lot 12, Concession 5, municipally known as 49542 John Wise Line. (Pages C38 - 40) - Severance Application E31/20 Applicants Robert, Jean and Jason Nicolson relating to property at Part Lot 12, Concession 5, municipally known as 49664 John Wise Line. (Pages C41 - 43) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 The Corporation of Loyalist Township 10 P.O. Box 70, 263 Main Street Odessa, OnK0H 2H0 t: 613-386-7351 f: 613-386-3833 www.loyalist.ca September 15, 2020 Hon. Caroline Mulroney th 5Floor,777 Bay St. Toronto ON, M7A 1Z8 Dear Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Please be advised that at the Regular Meeting of Council on August 24, 2020, the Council of Loyalist Township passed the following resolution: ResolutionNo. 2020.33.11 Moved by:Councillor Porter Seconded by:Councillor Townend Whereasthe Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is delivering on its commitment to provide up to $4 billion in urgently needed one-time assistance to Ontario's 444 municipalities; And Whereasin addition to the support for municipalities,the government is providing over $660 million in the first phase of transit funding to the 110 municipalities with transit systems to provide immediate relief from transit pressures, such as lower ridership, as well as for new costs due to COVID-19, such as enhanced cleaning and masks for staff; And Whereasin the second phase, additional allocations will be provided based on expenses incurred to ensure the funding meets the needs of municipalities; And Whereasas part of the Safe Restart Agreement with the federal government, up to $2 billion is being provided to support public transit in Ontario; And WhereasOntario Regulation 191/11 being the Integrated Accessibility Standards, which applies to every designated public sector organization including municipalities, establishes accessibility standards, including transportation and as such, recognizes ferries as a form of public transportation; And Whereasmany municipalities located along large bodies of water such as Lake Ontario, including the Township of Frontenac Islands and Loyalist Township, are only accessible by public ferries which are connecting links to mainland highways and roads and form part of And Whereasdue to the COVID-19 Pandemic and restrictions placed on ferry services by Transport Canada as well as public health guide lines, ferry transit, similar to conventional transit, has experienced reduced ridership, additional costs to cover increased sanitization and requirement for masks for ferry operators, and reduced revenue due to the inability to collect cash fares; 11 Therefore,Be It Resolved thatLoyalist Township requests that the Ministry of Transportation support the Canadian Ferry Associati transit system and that lost revenue be eligible for reimbursement; And Further Thata portion of the (pandemic) Federal funds be allocated towards municipal transportation ferry revenue loss and ferry expenditures resulting from the pandemic; And thatthis resolution be circulated to all Ontario municipalities. Regards, Brandi Teeple Deputy Clerk Loyalist Township cc. All Ontario Municipalities 12 13 Township of Amaranth Subject: RE: Support of Long Term Care Facility Inspection for the Township of South Glengarry The Township of Amaranth at its regular meeting of Council passed the following resolution of support: Resolution #9 Moved by: H. Foster Seconded by: G. Little BE IT RESOLVED THAT: The Council of the Township of Amaranth support the Township of South Glengarry motion and they be so advised. Whereas the Township of Amaranth urges the Ontario Government to provide funding to increase the fulltime positions in place of casual and part time labour in long term care homes; And Whereas they further request the Ministry of Long-Term Care to enact regular inspections of all long-term care homes. CARRIED. Thank you, Nicole Nicole Martin, Dipl. M.A. Acting CAO/Clerk | Township of Amaranth 374028 6th Line | Amaranth | ON | L9W 0M6 Tel: 519-941-1007 ext. 227 | Fax: 519 - 941-1802 All municipal facilities and parks are closed until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff is working to keep critical services operational during this difficult time. Updates will be posted to our website (www.amaranth.ca) and through our Facebook accounts. Calls to the office at 519-941-1007 will be answered as soon as possible. 14 Transmitted via Email September 16, 2020 st RE: TOWN OF GRAVENHURST RESOLUTION – Designation of August 1 as Emancipation Day in Canada At the Town of Gravenhurst Committee of the Whole meeting held on September 15, 2020, the following resolution was passed: Moved by Councillor Klinck Seconded by Councillor Cairns BE IT RESOLVED THAT the motion from the Township of Huron-Kinloss from August 28, 2020 re designation of Emancipation Day in Canada be received; AND THAT the Town of Gravenhurst supports a national designation of st August 1 as Emancipation Day; AND FINALLY THAT a copy of this motion issent to all Ontario municipalities. CARRIED We trust the above to be satisfactory. Sincerely, Melanie Hakl Melanie Hakl Administrative Clerk 2, Legislative Services 15 September 21, 2020VIA EMAIL The Right Honourable Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility th College Park 5 Flr, 777 Bay St, Toronto, ON M7A 1S5 Re: AODA Website Compliance Extension Request At its meeting of September 14, 2020, Council passed the following for your consideration: Resolution # 20200914-281 “1. WHEREAS Section 14(4) of O.Reg 191/11 under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires designated public sector organizations to conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA by January 1, 2021; 2. AND WHEREAS the municipality remains committed to the provision of accessible goods and services; 3. AND WHEREAS the municipality provides accommodations to meet any stated accessibility need, where possible; 4. AND WHEREAS the declared pandemic, COVID-19, has impacted the finances and other resources of the municipality; 5. AND WHEREAS the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act contemplates the need to consider the technical or economic considerations in the implementation of Accessibility Standards; 6. BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the municipality requests that the Province of Ontario extend the compliance deadline stated in Section 14(4) of O.Reg 191/11 to require designated public sector organizations to meet the compliance standards, by a minimum of one (1) year to at least January 1, 2022; AND, 7. BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the municipality requests that the Province of Ontario consider providing funding support and training resources to meet these compliance standards.” 16 T he impacts of the pandemic on municipal finances and resources affect the ability of municipalities to meet the January 1, 2021 deadline for full compliance with WCAG 2.0 Level AA. We humbly request the Ontario government consider an extension request, in addition to financial support and training due to the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic. Regards, Tammy Fowkes Deputy Clerk, Town of Amherstburg (519) 736-0012 ext. 2216 tfowkes@amherstburg.ca cc: The Right Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario The Association of Municipalities of Ontario All Ontario Municipalities 17 September 21, 2020VIA EMAIL Hon. Lisa McLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries th 6Flr, 438 University Ave, Toronto, ON M7A 1N3 Re: Request for Consideration of Amendments to Bill 108 re. The Ontario Heritage Act At its meeting of September 14, 2020, Council passed the following for your consideration: Resolution # 20200914-258: “WHEREAS Royal Assent has been granted to Bill 108 entitled ‘More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019’ on June 6, 2019; and, WHEREAS Schedule 11 of Bill 108 contains amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act which require appeals under the Ontario Heritage Act to be heard by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal not the Conservation Review Board; and, WHEREAS the Conservation Review Board is an adjudicative tribunal that, through the mandate provided by the Ontario Heritage Act, considers a number of matters such as: The proposed designation of a property as having cultural heritage value or interest; Applications for the repeal of a By-law on a specific property; Applications related to the alteration of a property covered by a By-law; and, Matters related to archaeological licensing. AND, WHEREAS Schedule 11 of Bill 108 will come into effect on a date to be proclaimed by the Lieutenant Governor; and, WHEREAS the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal are not experts in heritage matters unlike members of the Conservation Review Board; and, WHEREAS the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal decisions are binding decisions unlike the Conservation Review Board non-binding recommendations; and, WHEREAS the Ontario Heritage Act provides a means for municipalities to protect and preserve the cultural heritage value or interest of the municipality for generations to come; and, WHEREAS the Conservation Review Board currently provides reports to municipal council’s setting out its findings of fact, and its recommendations so that a final decision can be rendered by municipalities about what is valuable in their community; WHEREAS the Town of Amherstburg remains committed to the preservation and protection of property of cultural heritage value or interest; 18 N OW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of Amherstburg strongly recommends that Schedule 11 of Bill 108 be amended to remove the powers provided to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, retaining authority for hearing certain appeals by the Conservation Review Board; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Town of Amherstburg strongly recommends that Schedule 11 of Bill 108 be amended to return the authority for final decisions to municipal council’s as the elected representative of the communities wherein the property and its features of cultural heritage value exist; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a copy of this motion be sent to the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, Lisa McLeod the Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Andrea Horwath, MPP and Leader of the Official Opposition and the Ontario NDP Party, MPP John Fraser Interim Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, Mike Schreiner MPP and Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Taras Natyshak MPP Essex County; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a copy of this motion be sent to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), all MPP’s in the Province of Ontario, the County of Essex and all Municipalities in Ontario for their consideration.” We strongly recommend that the Ontario government consider amendments to Bill 108 to return the final authority to municipal Council’s to determine what is of cultural heritage value or interest in their communities with the benefits of the expert and professional advice provided by the Conservation Review Board. Regards, Tammy Fowkes Deputy Clerk, Town of Amherstburg (519) 736-0012 ext. 2216 tfowkes@amherstburg.ca cc: The Right Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario Andrea Horwath, MPP, Leader of the Official Opposition and the Ontario NDP Party John Fraser, MPP and Interim Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party Mike Schreiner, MPP and Leader of the Green Party of Ontario Taras Natyshak, MPP of Essex County All Ontario Municipalities 19 Subject: RE: Support of COVID-19 Funding re: The Corporation of the City of Oshawa The Township of Amaranth at its regular meeting of Council on September 16, 2020 passed the following resolution of support: Resolution #8 Moved by: C. Gerrits Seconded by: H. Foster BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Whereas the government of the Canada and the Province of Ontario have committed through the Canada Council for Arts will continue to work with the Government of Canada, as well as through provincial, territorial and municipal partners, to ensure the strength of the cultural sector; And Whereas to date there has been no further indication as to tools, funding measures, or financial support provided; And Whereas the Township of Amaranth is requesting support of their motion to request the Federal, Provincial and Regional Government to help municipalities assist their local social cultural, service clubs and children/youth minor sporting organizations with clear and definitive relief funding programs; Further a copy of this resolution be sent to the Right Honorurable Prime Minister of Canada, the Premier of Ontario, and all neighbouring municipalities in County of Dufferin. CARRIED. Thank you, Nicole Nicole Martin, Dipl. M.A. Acting CAO/Clerk | Township of Amaranth 374028 6th Line | Amaranth | ON | L9W 0M6 Tel: 519-941-1007 ext. 227 | Fax: 519 - 941-1802 All municipal facilities and parks are closed until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff is working to keep critical services operational during this difficult time. Updates will be posted to our website (www.amaranth.ca) and through our Facebook accounts. Calls to the office at 519-941-1007 will be answered as soon as possible. 20 21 22 23 Cannabis Reference Material Table of contents 1) General knowledge 2) Cannabis land use reports 3) Municipalities not permitting Cannabis grow ops on Agricultural lands 4) Municipal Panel & Roundtable Discussion with Local & Provincial Law Enforcement 5) Police Intervention -Massive illegal cannabis operation shut down 6) Police Intervention -Cannabis production allegedly fueling synthetic drug production labs 7) Police Intervention raids involving production exceeding limits 8) Police Intervention -raids at the US/Canada border 9) 10) Municipal guide to Cannabis legislation (by FCM) 11) The final report of the task force on Cannabis legalization and regulation 12) Municipalities who have refused requests for exceptions to bylaws 13) Court cases -Bylaw violation 14) Nuisance bylaw amendment - Cannabis Odour 15) Municipalities that have requested assistance from Province Note: The list of links in this document is a small representation of information mostly connected to news articles that show there are significant issues connected to Marijuana Cultivation in Agricultural areas throughout the Province of Ontario. We encourage anyone viewing this document to search and reach out in their municipality to discover how the issues are unfolding in the Municipality they call home. Further investigation is likely to uncover similar issues in areas throughout the Province of Ontario and across the Country. We expect that further investigation is likely to uncover other elected officials who have been actively trying to find solutions for the constituents they were elected to serve. We encourage anyone viewing this information to connect with the author of the letter that accompanies this list or they can email their contact information and concerns to debbiefrance@live.ca and a representative of this group will reply to help address their concerns. Cannabis Articles 1) DĻƓĻƩğƌ ƉƓƚǞƌĻķŭĻ Article: Gaping hole in pot legislation is hitting Norfolk hard (Ontario Farmer Jan 24, 2020) (Perhaps best article to understand entire issue) https://www.ontariofarmer.com/features/gaping-hole-in-pot-legislation-is-hitting-norfolk-hard/ Article: Change is in the wind (Ontario Planners June 1, 2018) (Outlines challenges for Municipalities from a planning perspective) https://ontarioplanners.ca/blog/planning-exchange/june-2018/change-is-in-the-wind Њ ƚŅ Ў 24 Cannabis Reference Material Article: Stench among concerns as Bradford council hears about cannabis cultivation in Holland Marsh (Barrie Today Jun 14, 2020) (Outlines common complaints amongst those living nearby grow ops) https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/bradford-council-hears-from-public-about-cannabis-cultivation-in- holland-marsh-2433271 Article: County council concerned by marijuana licences (Belleville Intelligencer June 25, 2020) https://www.intelligencer.ca/news/local-news/county-council-concerned-by-marijuana-licences ЋΜ /ğƓƓğĬźƭ ƌğƓķ ǒƭĻ ƩĻƦƚƩƷƭ Article: Final Land Use Study on Cannabis Production in The Town of Pelham (Explains potential issues between Municipal By-laws & Farm & Food Protection Act relating to Cannabis) 3.7 to understand potential issues https://pelham-pub.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=21743 ЌΜ aǒƓźĭźƦğƌźƷźĻƭ ƓƚƷ ƦĻƩƒźƷƷźƓŭ /ğƓƓğĬźƭ ŭƩƚǞ ƚƦƭ ƚƓ ğŭƩźĭǒƌƷǒƩğƌ ƌğƓķƭ Article: Brighton sets limits on where cannabis production facilities can locate (Northumberland news Apr 9, 2019) https://www.northumberlandnews.com/news-story/9274359-brighton-sets-limits-on-where-cannabis- production-facilities-can-locate/ Article: Prime agricultural land no place for cannabis, Oro-Medonte coalition says (Simcoe May 31, 2020) https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10001301-prime-agricultural-land-no-place-for-cannabis-oro- medonte-coalition-says/ ЍΜ aǒƓźĭźƦğƌ tğƓĻƌ ε wƚǒƓķƷğĬƌĻ 5źƭĭǒƭƭźƚƓ ǞźƷŷ \[ƚĭğƌ ε tƩƚǝźƓĭźğƌ \[ğǞ 9ƓŅƚƩĭĻƒĻƓƷ Article:East Gwillimbury Cannabis Production Facilities Panel Discussion OPP & YRP discuss organized crime's active involvement in Cannabis production and the risks that it poses to residents (YouTube video) https://youtu.be/Oisv7MElV14 Article: Hastings-Lennox & Addington Roundtable on Illicit Cannabis Operations Fed MP Derek Sloan https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3216967588368948&extid=jTObBPn7swAbfxrz ЎΜ tƚƌźĭĻ LƓƷĻƩǝĻƓƷźƚƓ Ώ tƚƌźĭĻ ƭŷǒƷ ķƚǞƓ ƒğƭƭźǝĻ źƌƌĻŭğƌ ĭğƓƓğĬźƭ ƚƦĻƩğƷźƚƓͲ ƭĻźǩĻ ƒƚƩĻ ƷŷğƓ ЊЉЉƉ ƦƌğƓƷƭ (CBC News Aug 21, 2020) Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/project-woolwich-cannabis-niagara-1.5695691 Ћ ƚŅ Ў 25 Cannabis Reference Material ЏΜ tƚƌźĭĻ LƓƷĻƩǝĻƓƷźƚƓ Ώ /ğƓƓğĬźƭ ƦƩƚķǒĭƷźƚƓ ğƌƌĻŭĻķƌǤ ŅǒĻƌźƓŭ ƭǤƓƷŷĻƷźĭ ķƩǒŭ ƦƩƚķǒĭƷźƚƓ ƌğĬƭ ΛtƩƚƆĻĭƷ aƚƚƓΜ Article: More than $45m in drugs and cash seized as twin drug gangs dismantled in York Region (CP24 Aug 8, 2019) https://www.cp24.com/news/more-than-45m-in-drugs-and-cash-seized-as-twin-drug-gangs-dismantled-in- york-region-1.4541063 АΜ tƚƌźĭĻ LƓƷĻƩǝĻƓƷźƚƓ Ʃğźķƭ źƓǝƚƌǝźƓŭ ƦƩƚķǒĭƷźƚƓ ĻǣĭĻĻķźƓŭ ƌźƒźƷƭ {Ʒ͵ /ğƷŷğƩźƓĻƭ Article:Niagara police bust $34m illegal cannabis operation (Global News July 1, 2020) https://globalnews.ca/news/7128873/niagara-illegal-cannabis-grow-op/ YźƓŭ ƚǞƓƭŷźƦ Article: rty in King (York Region Oct 7, 2019) https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9633352-police-seize-4-7m-in-illegal-drugs-after-search-of-former- joe-s-garden-property-in-king/ Article: -op (CBC News Oct 2, 2018) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/eight-charged-marijuana-trafficking-cannabis-farms-york-region- 1.4847114 Article: Police bust marijuana grow op in King Township worth $6.5m, seize 4,000 plants (CTV News Aug 3, 2018) https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/police-bust-marijuana-grow-op-in-king-township-worth-6-5m-seize-4-000-plants- 1.4039863 {ƷƚǒŅŅǝźƌƌĻ Article: Police bust cannabis grow op in excess of licence limits near Aurora (YorkRegion Jan 29, 2019) https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9148816-police-bust-cannabis-grow-op-in-excess-of-licence-limits- near-aurora/ БΜ tƚƌźĭĻ LƓƷĻƩǝĻƓƷźƚƓ Ώ /ğƓƓğĬźƭ ĬǒƭƷƭ ğƷ {Ή/ğƓğķğ ĬƚƩķĻƩ Article: Canadian resident arrested in relation to massive cannabis bust at U.S. border (Global News June 16, 2020) https://globalnews.ca/news/7070697/canadian-involved-significant-drug-seizure-u-s-border/ Ќ ƚŅ Ў 26 Cannabis Reference Material ВΜ ƨǒĻƭƷźƓŭ IĻğƌƷŷ /ğƓğķğ Ʒƚ ƭƚƌǝĻ /ğƓƓğĬźƭ źƭƭǒĻ Article: MP Finley brings the issue of unlicensed large-scale marijuana producers to Parliament (Norfolk Today July 27, 2020) - Fed MP Diane Finley https://www.norfolktoday.ca/2020/07/27/96986/ Article: Stomp out cannabis criminality: Sloan (Quinte News July 2, 2020) - Fed MP Derek Sloan https://www.quintenews.com/2020/07/02/stomp-out-cannabis-criminality-sloan/ Article: Tottenham residents want more potent restrictions for medical-marijuana growers (Simcoe Feb 11, 2020) -Fed MP Terry Dowdall https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/9844540--stinks-like-10-000-skunks-tottenham-residents-want-more- potent-restrictions-for-medical-marijuana-growers/ ЊЉΜ aǒƓźĭźƦğƌ ŭǒźķĻ Ʒƚ /ğƓƓğĬźƭ ƌĻŭźƭƌğƷźƚƓ ΛĬǤ C/aΜ https://fcm.ca/en/resources/municipal-guide-cannabis-legalization ЊЊΜ ŷĻ ŅźƓğƌ ƩĻƦƚƩƷ ƚŅ ƷŷĻ ƷğƭƉ ŅƚƩĭĻ ƚƓ /ğƓƓğĬźƭ ƌĻŭğƌźǩğƷźƚƓ ğƓķ ƩĻŭǒƌğƷźƚƓ https://hoban.law/2017/01/the-final-report-of-the-task-force-on-cannabis-legalization-and-regulation/ ЊЋΜ aǒƓźĭźƦğƌźƷźĻƭ Ǟŷƚ ŷğǝĻ ƩĻŅǒƭĻķ ƩĻƨǒĻƭƷƭ ŅƚƩ ĻǣĭĻƦƷźƚƓƭ Ʒƚ ĬǤƌğǞƭ Article: Marijuana setback relief denied (Simcoe Reformer May 29, 2019) https://www.simcoereformer.ca/news/local-news/marijuana-setback-relief-denied Article: Council officially denies the marijuana micro-cultivation facility (NewTecTimesMarch 6, 2020) http://newtectimes.com/?p=24388 ЊЌΜ /ƚǒƩƷ ĭğƭĻƭ Ώ .ǤƌğǞΉœƚƓźƓŭ ǝźƚƌğƷźƚƓƭ Article: Cannabis producer pleads guilty to violating bylaw (Simcoe Reformer Feb 20, 2020) https://www.simcoereformer.ca/news/local-news/cannabis-producer-enters-guilty-plea Article: East Gwillimbury takes medical marijuana facility to court (York Region Aug 12, 2020) https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/10134439-east-gwillimbury-takes-medical-marijuana-facility-to- court/ Ѝ ƚŅ Ў 27 Cannabis Reference Material ЊЍΜ bǒźƭğƓĭĻ ĬǤƌğǞ ğƒĻƓķƒĻƓƷ Ώ /ğƓƓğĬźƭ ƚķƚǒƩ Article: Council enacts nuisance by-law addressing cannabis odour concerns (Bradford Today Jun 19, 2020) https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/local-news/council-enacts-nuisance-by-law-addressing-cannabis-odour- concerns-2441245 Article: Hamilton targets large-scale personal grow operations with nuisance bylaw amendment (Global News Apr 23, 2020) https://globalnews.ca/news/6857506/city-of-hamilton-nuisance-bylaw-amendments-personal-grow- operations-cannabis/ Article: Nuisance bylaw to deal with cannabis odour coming soon to Lincoln (Niagara This Week Aug 3, 2020) https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/10128119-nuisance-bylaw-to-deal-with-cannabis-odour- coming-soon-to-lincoln/ Article: Pelham gives stamp of approval on odour bylawto deal with cannabis operations (Niagara This Week Mar 27, 2020) https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/9918340-pelham-gives-stamp-of-approval-on-odour-bylaw- to-deal-with-cannabis-operations/ Article: Niagara area town buys $5,000 device to measure weed smell after repeated complaints from residents (Timmins Today Jul 7, 2020) https://www.timminstoday.com/around-ontario/ontario-niagara-area-town-buys-5000-device-to-measure- weed-smell-after-repeated-complaints-from-residents-2545977 ЊЎΜ aǒƓźĭźƦğƌźƷźĻƭ ƷŷğƷ ŷğǝĻ ƩĻƨǒĻƭƷĻķ ğƭƭźƭƷğƓĭĻ ŅƩƚƒ tƩƚǝźƓĭĻ Article: Council supports request for more control over cannabis production in municipalities (Bradford Today May 22, 2020) https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/local-news/council-supports-request-for-more-control-over-cannabis- production-in-municipalities-2366228 Ў ƚŅ Ў 28 CƩƚƒʹ Board Chair <MPACBoard.Chair@mpac.ca> {ĻƓƷʹ September 23, 2020 3:46 PM ƚʹ Michelle Casavecchia-Somers <MCasavecchia@malahide.ca> {ǒĬƆĻĭƷʹ Municipal Levy Letter Good afternoon Michelle, We want to take this opportunity to thank you for the work you are doing to keep our communities safe and healthy. We recognize the disruptions and challenges the pandemic has caused for our partners and, in consultation with our Municipal Liaison Group, we have continued to review our priorities, strategies and approaches to find new and efficient ways to deliver services and supports to municipalities and property owners. Our pandemic support plan has three elements: controlling MPAC costs, supporting municipal priorities and finding new ways to deliver services. Controlling costs: 2021 Provincial Municipal Levy In light of the challenges posed by COVID- 2021 operating budget with a total municipal levy increase of 0%. This budget reflects our understanding of the financial challenges faced by municipalities and the need for us to continue to deliver on our service commitments. Like many businesses, MPAC responded to the uncertainty created by COVID-19 by putting hiring on hold and stopping travel, resulting in cost savings. We have strictly managed ourcash flow and have worked to identify efficiencies and cost reductions to maintain our budget at the current level for 2021. That means the total levy amount is the same as 2020, without any reduction to service levels. Municipal billing partners can expect to receive more details about their individual 2021 levy, which is determined by a formula based on costs, your assessment base and number of properties within each municipality, later this year. Municipalities can contact their Account Manager with inquires in the interim. Supporting priorities: extended timeline to capture 2020 new construction and additions, renovations We know that funding from new construction, additions and renovations are a critical stream of new revenue for municipalities, and more so now than ever as municipalities manage the impacts of the pandemic. In response to a suggestion by our Municipal Liaison Group, we have identified opportunities to speed up our processes in order to deliver approximately $1-billion in additional newassessment for municipalities this year. New ways to deliver services: easier, faster access to assessment data While the pandemic may have fueled disruptions in our communities and businesses, it has also taught us the importance of flexibility and decisiveness in decision-making. We want to support you with insightful data and analysis as you navigate the future. We are developing the next iteration of Municipal Connect, our data-sharing tool with municipalities, in- house and have accelerated the project to meet the needs of municipalities. The new system will create the foundation for a highly collaborative, transformational tool that improves the user experience to make information easier to access. It will also enable the opportunity to expand the ways municipalities can use 29 We know that the challenges we face from the pandemic will not end overnight and we are committed to continuing to look for new ways to serve you better. Thank you for your dedication and work in our communities. Alan Spacek Chair, MPAC Board of Directors Nicole McNeill President and Chief Administrative Officer, MPAC 30 Ministry ofMinistère des Municipal AffairsAffaires municipales and Housinget du Logement Office of the MinisterBureau du ministre the 777 Bay Street, 17Floor777, rue Bay,17étage Toronto ON M7A 2J3Toronto ON M7A 2J3 Tel.:416585-7000Tél.:416585-7000 234-2020-4019 September18, 2020 RE:Parkland Dedication, Development Charges and the Community Benefits ChargesAuthority Dear Headof Council, As you know, our government introduced the Housing SupplyAction Plan last year with the goal of increasing the supply of housing across Ontario.As part of this effort,our Government introduced the community benefits charge(CBC)authority along with changes to the DevelopmentCharges Actand parkland dedication under the Planning Act. Overthe past year, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housingconsulted for over 300 dayswith municipalities, the development industryand the publicon the implementation of theframework,including several aspects of the legislation and a regulatory approach. I value the input of our municipal partners. th I am writing to inform you that on September 18, our government proclaimedthe remainingamendmentsthat were madeto the Development Charges Actand the Planning ActbyBill108,theMore Homes, More Choice Act, and, Bill 197,theCOVID- 19Economic Recovery Act.In addition,wehave madea new regulation under the Planning Act and technical changes to regulations under the Planning Act,Development Charges Actand BuildingCode Actin order to finalize the framework for development charges, community benefits and parkland. As of September 18, 2020,municipalities will have twoyears totransitionto the new regimes.This will enable boththe municipalitiesand buildersto adjustto these changes in light of the pressures of COVID-19. We listened to the feedback received duringconsultations, and that is why weare proposing to prescribe a percentageof 4%for the CBCauthoritythat willbe applied to land values to determinethe maximum CBCfor anyparticular residentialdevelopment. The CBC could be used by local governments to fund capital costs of services that are needed due to higher density developmentand arenot being recovered throughother tools. 31 These amendmentswillenable growth to pay for growth, while also providinggreater predictability of development costsin order to increase the supply of housing so that it is more attainable for Ontarians. Ithank you for your continuedcollaboration throughout the implementation of this new andenhanced framework. Sincerely, Steve Clark Minister of Municipal Affairsand Housing c:Chief Administrative Officers Chief Planners Municipal Treasurers KateManson-Smith, Deputy Minister,Municipal Affairs and Housing AlexBeduz, Chief of Staff to Minister Clark, Municipal Affairs and Housing Jonathan Lebi, Assistant Deputy Minister, Local Government and Planning Policy Division Caspar Hall, Director, Municipal Finance Policy Branch