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Correspondence Agenda - 2020/11/05 The Corporation of the Township of Malahide CORRESPONDENCE AGENDA November 5, 2020 7:30 p.m. (F) Correspondence: 1. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Watch File dated October 15, 22 and 29, 2020. (Pages C4 - 12) 2. Township of Blandford-Blenheim Resolution requesting Federal Government to amend legislation relating to unlicensed and unmonitored cannabis grow operations. (Pages C13) 3. Township of Plympton-Wyoming and Township of Lincoln Support take action relating to medical cannabis licensing and to follow similar regulations and guidelines as all other pharmaceutical industries. (Pages C14 - 17) 4. City of Clarence-Rockland Resolution requesting Province to modify regulations governing establishment of cannabis retail stores. (Pages C18 - 19) 5. County of Northumberland Resolution supporting Township of Asphodel Norwood requesting a governing body be created to regulate cannabis production. (Pages C20) 6. County of Norfolk Resolution requesting Federal and Provincial Governments to provide better regulation and tracking of the prescription of cannabis by doctors, increased regulatory and enforcement presence by Health Canada, increased OPP resources, increased funding to municipalities to deal with complaints and by-law issues generated by illicit cannabis grow operations. (Pages C21 - 27) 7. Township of Loyalist Resolution requesting Federal and Provincial Governments to provide funding to small charities, community groups and service clubs because of detrimental effects of the pandemic. (Pages C28 - 29) 8. Township of Wellington North, County of Northumberland, Township of South-West Oxford Resolution requesting the Province to work with Municipal Property Assessment Corporation to address the assessment issue relating to aggregate resources. (Page C30 - 32) 9. Town of Plympton-Wyoming, County of Northumberland, and Township of Huron-Kinloss Support Township of Wollaston Resolution requesting the Province to review the Municipal Elections Act to provide clearer wording (Pages C33 - 37) 10. County of Northumberland Resolution supporting Wasaga Beach regarding unauthorized car rally. (Pages C38) 11. Township of Oro-Medonte Resolution requesting the Province to consult the ski industry to review reopening policy considerations currently impacting the industry. (Pages C39 - 40) 12. Township of Huron-Kinloss - Support Resolution of the Town of Amherstburg 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 recommending the return of authority for final representatives. (Pages C41) 13. Town of Aylmer Press Release of October 27, 2020 regarding Unauthorized Event in the Town of Aylmer. (Page C42) 14. Ministry of the Solicitor General Correspondence relating to Court Security and Prisoner Transportation Program Review. (Pages C43- 44) 15. Ombudsman Ontario Annual Report 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. (Pages C45) 16. Ontario Energy Board - Notice to Customers of Epcor Gas and Enbridge Application for raise in Natural Gas Rates Application. (Additional Information available upon request). (Page C46 - 48) 17. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Correspondence and Schedule of Blue Box Transition to new full producer responsibility regulation. (Pages C49 - 56) 18. County of Elgin Land Division Committee Appeal period now expired for the following severance applications: - E22-20 David and Jacqueline Fehr relating to property at 53250 College Line. (Page C57) - E28-20 MacVicar Farms Ltd. relating to property at 46634 Ron McNeil Line. (Page C58) - E30-20 and E31-20 Robert, Jean and Jason Nicholson relating to property at 49542 John Wise Line. (Pages C59 - 60) 19. County of Elgin Land Division Committee Amended Decision for Severance Application No. E55/19 John and Anita Peters relating to property at 51402 Pressey Line. (Pages C61 - 63) 20. Municipality of Central Elgin Notice of Passing of Zoning By-law Amendments relating to the following properties: - Jacklin Farm Phase 4. (Page C64) - 263 Frances Street, Port Stanley. (Page C65) - 42057 Fruit Ridge Line. (Page C66) 4 5 ROMA: Connecting Rural Ontario 6 7 ROMA: Connecting Rural Ontario 8 9 10 11 12 13 Township of Blandford-Blenheim 47Wilmot Street South Drumbo, Ontario N0J 1G0 Phone: 519-463-5347 Fax: 519-463-5881 Web: www.blandfordblenheim.ca October 13, 2020 Emailed to the Federal Minister of Health, Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Oxford MP, Oxford MPP, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and all municipalities in Ontario. Re: Unlicensed and unmonitored cannabis grow operations th Please be advisedthat at the Regular Meeting of Council on October 7, 2020, the Council of the Township of Blandford-Blenheim passed the following resolution: Resolution Number: 2020-14 Moved by: Councillor Nancy Demarest Seconded by: Councill Bruce Banbury “That Whereas unlicensed and unmonitored cannabis grow operations have increasingly become a problem in communities in Ontario as well as across the Country; and, Whereas these operations are allowed to establish with little or no consultation with the local community and municipalities are often only made aware of their existence after conflicts arise with neighboring land owners; and, Whereas loopholes in existing Federal legislation allow these large scale grow op’s to establish and operate without any of the regulations or protocols that licensed and monitored operations need to adhere to, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of Blandford-Blenheim urges the Federal Government to amend the legislation under which these facilities operate to ensure the safety and rights of the local communities in which they are situated are respected; and, That this resolution be forwarded to the Federal Minister of Health, Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Oxford MP, Oxford MPP, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and all municipalities in Ontario.” Regards, Sarah Matheson Deputy Clerk Township of Blandford-Blenheim 14 15 16 17 October 27, 2020 Municipality of Tweed (Sent via email) clerk@tweed.ca RE:SUPPORT RESOLUTION FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF TWEED, CANNABIS PRODUCTION FACILITIES, THE CANNABIS ACT AND HEALTH CANADA GUIDELINES Please be advised that Council for the Corporation of the Town of Lincoln at Special Council Meeting held on October 26, 2020, endorsed and passed the following motion insupport of the garding Cannabis Production Facilities, the Cannabis Act and Health Canada Guidelines that was passed on August 25, 2020. Moved by: Councillor J.D. Pachereva;Seconded by: Councillor Paul MacPherson THAT Council support the correspondence item as attached from the Municipality of Tweed regarding Cannabis Production. CARRIED Sincerely, Julie Kirkelos Town Clerk jkirkelos@lincoln.ca cc:Prime Minister of Canada Health Canada Premier of the Province of Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ontario Provincial Police Association of Municipalities of Ontario All municipalities within the Province of Ontario 18 $&+)%'*!#" " 19 20 21 October 26, 2020 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Health Canada Office of the Prime Minister Address Locator 0900C2 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 K1A 0K9 The Honourable Doug Ford Ontario Provincial Police Premier of Ontario General Headquarters Legislative Building Lincoln M. Alexander Queen's Park Building Toronto ON M7A 1A1 777 Memorial Avenue Orillia, ON L3V 7V3 Dear Right Honourable Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford, wĻʹ LƌƌźĭźƷ /ğƓƓğĬźƭ hƦĻƩğƷźƚƓƭ At their meeting of October 20, 2020 Norfolk County Council approved Resolution No. 6 of the Council- In-Committee meeting of October 13, 2020 which reads as follows: wĻƭ͵ Џ WHEREAS illicit cannabis grow operations are a significant issue in many municipalities in Ontario; AND WHEREAS there are often significant negative impacts from illicit cannabis operations upon surrounding communities and residents; AND WHEREAS the intent of legalizing ca to expand with relative impunity; AND WHEREAS Norfolk County estimates that there are approximately 70 cannabis operations in our municipality; 22 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the Mayor issue a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, Premier of Ontario, Health Canada and the Ontario Provincial Police; AND THAT Norfolk County Council request that solutions to the current crisis which may include but are not limited to; better regulation and tracking of the prescription of cannabis in Canada by doctors, increased regulatory and enforcement presence by Health Canada, increased OPP resources, increased funding to municipalities to deal with complaints and By-Law issues generated by illicit cannabis grow operations; letter. Your attention to this important issue is appreciated. Yours Truly, Mayor Kristal Chopp Norfolk County cc. Toby Barrett- MPP Haldimand-Norfolk Diane Finley MP Haldimand-Norfolk All Ontario Municipalities 23 24 25 26 27 28 October 9, 2020 The Right Honourable Justin TrudeauThe Honourable Doug Ford Prime Minister of Canada Premier of Ontario Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.caEmail: premier@ontario.ca Re: Funding for community groups and service clubsaffected by pandemic Please be advised that at the Regular Meeting of Council on September 28, 2020, the Council of Loyalist Township passed the following resolution: ResolutionNo. 2020.35.16 Moved by:Deputy Mayor Hegadorn Seconded by:Councillor Porter Whereas,the world health organization characterized covid-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020 And whereas, travel restrictions were put in place March21st, 2020 with emergency orders being established under the quarantine act And whereas, the province of Ontario entered a state of emergency on March 17, 2020 And whereas Loyalist Township declared a state of emergency on March 26, 2020 And whereas the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health Unit have enacted orders under Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990 And whereas the above noted state of emergencies and orders restricted the ability for charities, community groups and service clubs to raise or acquire funds through conventional methods And whereas these charities, community groups and service clubs provide vital resources and support critical to community members 29 And whereas these charities, community groups and service partner with municipal governments reducing the financial pressures on the government while enhancing the lives of residents Therefore be it resolved that Loyalist Township council requests confirmation from the governments of Ontario and Canada that funding will be available for these local smaller charities, community groups and service clubs. AND FURTHER THAT a copy of this resolution be circulated to the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada; the Honourable Premier of Ontario; MP Derek Sloan, Hastings -Lennox and Addington ; the Honourable Daryl Kramp, MPP Hasting-Lennox and Addington; the Association of Municipalities Ontario; Rural Ontario Municipalities Association and all Municipalities within the Province of Ontario Regards, Brandi Teeple Deputy Clerk Loyalist Township cc.MP Derek Sloan-Hastings-Lennox and Addington MPP Daryl Kramp-Hastings-Lennox and Addington Association of Municipalities Ontario Rural Ontario Municipalities Association All Ontario Municipalities 30 {ǒĬƆĻĭƷʹ FW: Ontario-Wide Request to Pass County of Wellington Aggregate Resolution Please be advised this was passed at our October 13, 2020 meeting of Council RESOLUTION: 2020-299 Moved: Councillor Burke Seconded: CouncillorMcCabe WHEREAS previous assessment methodologies for aggregate resource properties valued areas that were used for aggregate resources or gravel pits at industrial land rates on a per acre basis of the total site and such properties were formally classified and taxed as industrial lands; and WHEREAS Council of the Corporation of the Township of Wellington North supports a fair and equitable assessment system for all aggregate resource properties; and WHEREAS the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) determined, with the participation only of the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, revised criteria for assessing aggregate resource properties; and WHEREAS Council has concerns that the revised criteria does not fairly assess the current value of the aggregate resource properties; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: THAT Council of the Corporation of the Township of Wellington North does not consider the revised criteria for assessment of aggregate resource properties as a fair method of valuation for these properties; and AND FURTHER THAT Council believes there is a need to review the current assessment scheme for aggregate resource properties to address the inequity of property values; and AND FURTHER THAT Council hereby calls upon the Province to work with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation to address the assessment issue so that aggregate resource properties are assessed for their industrial value; and AND FURTHER THAT Council direct the Clerk to provide a copy of this motion to the Ministers of Finance; Municipal Affairs andHousing; and Natural Resources and Forestry; and to AMO, ROMA, and all Ontario municipalities and local MPP(s). CARRIED YğƩƩĻƓ ‘ğƌƌğĭĻͲ 5źƩĻĭƷƚƩ \[ĻŭźƭƌğƷźǝĻ {ĻƩǝźĭĻƭΉ/ƌĻƩƉ Phone) 519-848-3620 ext 4227 Email) kwallace@wellington-north.com 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, October 28, 2020 Queen’s Park Legislative Building 1 Queen’s Park, Room 281 Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 premier@ontario.ca Dear Honourable Doug Ford; Please be advised the Council of the Township of Huron-Kinloss at its regular meeting held on October 19, 2020 passed the following resolution; Re: Copy of Resolution #641 Motion No. 641 Moved by: Jeff ElliottSeconded by: Jim Hanna THAT the Township of Huron-Kinloss hereby supports Wollaston Township in requesting that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing review the Municipal Elections to play schemes in rural communities where non-residential electors are permitted to participate in elections and provide more clear guidelines to assist Municipal Clerks in defining the voters’ list and to ensure there is a clear way to report election fraud and FURTHER directs staff to forward a copy of this resolution to the Right Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing , the Honourable Steve Clark and all Ontario Municipalities. Carried Sincerely, Kelly Lush Deputy Clerk 38 39 40 41 Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, October 28, 2020 Queen’s Park Legislative Building 1 Queen’s Park, Room 281 Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 premier@ontario.ca Dear Honourable Doug Ford; Please be advised the Council of the Township of Huron-Kinloss at its regular meeting held on October 19, 2020 passed the following resolution; Re: Copy of Resolution #643 Motion No. 643 Moved by: Don Murray Seconded by:Lillian Abbott THAT the Township of Huron-Kinloss hereby supports the Town of Amherstburg in recommending 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, 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 FURTHER direct staff to forward a copy of the resolution to the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, the Honourable Lisa McLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. Carried Sincerely, Kelly Lush Deputy Clerk 42 Press Release Unauthorized Event in the Town of Aylmer Update and Background from Town of Aylmer Emergency Operation Control Group The Town of Aylmer Emergency Operation Control Group (EOCG) guides the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EOCG works closely with Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) to ensure evidence-based decision-makingand timely changes to municipal operations in response to the most up to date information.The EOCG was advised that an unauthorized event took place in the Town of Aylmer on Saturday, October 24, 2020. On behalf of the EOCG, Mayor French issued the following statement: I am disappointed to hear about the event that took place this past weekend in Aylmer. To clarify, while this unauthorized gathering took place for a period of time on Town property, this event was not endorsed or permitted by the Town in any capacity. As other Members of Council, Staff and myself have made clear from the outset of this pandemic, the Town acts in accordance with direction and recommendations provided by Southwestern Public Health and the Province. I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for the expert and professional decision-makers that provide this valuable direction to municipalities in a truly unprecedented time. The EOCG continues to monitor and adjustlocal servicesbased on the data provided by SWPH and assesses the community risk associated with each stage of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The EOCG wishes to remind residents of Aylmer and surrounding area that it is critically important to follow guidelines and other direction provided by SWPH in relation to COVID-19. The spread of this virus is not limitedby municipal, provincial or federal boundaries, and it is our collective responsibility to take the appropriate actions inorder to overcomeCOVID-19.You can help to stop the spread of COVID-19by: Washing your hands often. Staying (6) feet away from everyone else, even when outdoors. Avoiding crowded places. Wearing a face covering in enclosed public spaces or anywhere it is required. Getting tested if you have any signs of illness – COVID-19 has many symptoms. Questions and Media Contact COVID-19Related Southwestern Public Health Questions and InquiriesPhone: 1-800-922-0096 ext. 9 Town of Aylmer Specific Town of Aylmer Related Questions and Phone: 519-773-3164 InquiriesEmail: jreynaert@town.aylmer.on.ca Sincerely, ___________________________ Mary French, Mayor 43 October 15, 2020 MEMORANDUM TO: Municipal CAOs SUBJECT:Court Security and Prisoner Transportation ProgramReview The Ministry of the Solicitor General (ministry) is committed to keeping communities across Ontario safe, supported and protected. As you may recall, in August 2020, the ministry communicated to stakeholders and municipalities that a Request for Serviceswould be issued to retain an external vendor to review programs that support the delivery of court security and inmate transportation across the province, including the Court Security and Prisoner Transportation (CSPT) Transfer Payment (TP) Program. Under the CSPT TP Program, the ministry allocates funding to municipalities to offset costs associated with both court security and prisoner transportation services to and from courts. The ministry has now retained an independent consultant, Goss Gilroy Inc. (GGI), with expertise in public safety and security to conduct the review, following a competitive procurement process. In the upcoming weeks, Goss Gilroy Inc. will engage ministry stakeholders – including municipalities, police services and other justice sector partners – to help assess and identify improvements to the court security and inmate transportation process and the design of the CSPT TP Program. The review will explore best practices and ways to improve the delivery of services, streamline processes and maximize effectiveness to ensure the continued safety of Ontarians. This continuous improvement effort is part of the government’s ongoing work to build a more responsive and resilient justice system. …/2 44 Page 2 Throughout this process, the safety of Ontarians and frontline staff will remain the ministry’s top priority. Be well and stay safe, Richard Stubbings Assistant Deputy Minister Public Safety Division 45 46 ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS OF EPCOR NATURAL GAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnershiphas applied to raiseits natural gas rates. Learn more. Have your say. EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnershiphas applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its natural gas rates, effective January 1, 2021.If the application is approved as filed, a typical residential customer ofEPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnershipin the Aylmer area, will see the followingincrease: Customer Type2021AnnualBill Increase($/Year) General ServiceResidential$24.17 The requested rate increaseis set using an OEB-approved formula which is tied to inflation and other factors intended to promote efficiency.The rate increase also includes EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnership’s request to recoverthe OEB-approved revenue requirement for theSpring Water Pipeline Project and the Putnam-Culloden Pipeline Projectandto dispose ofthebalances in certain deferral and variance accounts. Other customers may also be affected. It is important to review the application carefullyto determine whether you may be affected by these changes. THE ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD WILLHOLDAPUBLIC HEARING The Ontario Energy Board (OEB)will hold a public hearing to considerthe application filed byEPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnership(ENGLP). During the hearing, which could be an oral or written hearing, we will question ENGLPon the request for rate increases.We will also hear questions and arguments from individuals that have registered to participate (called intervenors) in the OEB’s hearing. At the end of this hearing, the OEB will decide what, if any, rate increaseswill be allowed. The OEB is an independent and impartial public agency. We make decisions that serve the public interest. Our goal is to promote a financially viable and efficient energy sector that provides you with reliable energy services at a reasonable cost. BE INFORMED AND HAVE YOUR SAY You have the right to information regarding this application and to be involved in the process. You can reviewENGLP’s application on the OEB’s website now You can file a letter with your comments, which will beconsidered during the hearing You can become an intervenor. As an intervenor you can ask questions about ENGLP‘s application and make arguments on whether the OEB should approve ENGLP‘s request. ApplybyNovember 9, 2020orthe hearing will go ahead without you and you will not receive any further notice of the proceeding Atthe end of the process, you can review the OEB’s decision and its reasons on our website LEARN MORE Our file number for this case is EB-2020-0234.To learn more about this hearing, find instructions on how to file a letter with your comments or become an intervenor, or to access any document related to this case, . You can also please enterthe file number EB-2020-0234on the OEB website: www.oeb.ca/participate phone our Consumer Relations Centre at 1-877-632-2727with any questions. ORAL VS. 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Poubsjp!FofshzDpnnjttjpo!ef!m“êofshjf Cpbseef!m“Poubsjp 48 49 CƩƚƒʹ AMO President <amopresident@amo.on.ca> {ĻƓƷʹ October 26, 2020 4:31 PM {ǒĬƆĻĭƷʹ Proposed Transition schedule for your Blue Box program to the new Full Producer Responsibility regulation Dear Mayor/Head of Council, Re: Proposed Transition schedule for your Blue Box program to the new Full Producer Responsibility regulation I wanted to follow up with you regarding the proposed transition schedule for your Blue Box program to the new full producer responsibility regulation. Minister Yurek announcedthe posting of the draft Blue Box resolution under the RRCEA. It will be on the EBR for 45 days, and comments are due December 3, 2020. The draft regulation contains a proposed transition schedule for municipal blue box programs. The announcement made the following clear: Communities that have a program today, regardless of size, will receive mandatory servicing by producers in the future, The program will be required to expand to all communities (with the exception of the far north) along with schools, long term care and retirement homes, parks and public spaces by 2026, Input from municipal governments about when they desired to transition was accommodated as much as possible, but not in all cases. We are pleased the Minister responded to many of the concerns brought forward by municipal governments. He and this government should be commended for moving this important initiative forward. It will be helpful to continue to encourage that this regulation be approved in a manner that aligns withwhat municipal governments have advocated for many years better environmental and economic outcomes. Thanks to all of you for your work on this file and to the many of you who provided a resolution regarding your preferred date for transition. We have included an analysis of the preferred dates municipal Councils identified versus what is proposed in the draft regulation (Attached). AMO worked diligently to ensure the Ministry had both a copy of all municipal resolutions passed related to the Blue Box transition, as well as, providing them with a full summary of resolutions. We also met with the Ministry on multiple occasions to ensure they understood the list we had provided and why it was reasonable based on the recommendations in David Lindsay's Mediation Report. 50 When the list of municipal government resolutions was prorated based on when in the year municipal governments wanted to transition (see Table below), the Ministry had a list that resulted in roughly one-third of the program transition per year. This was the stated objective from producers and industry to disperse the full cost over a three-year period. Total Total Total Residential Households CollectedMarketedNet Cost PopulationWaste Generated Served 2023- 40.45%38.00%38.12%37.78%38.32%38.91% resolutions 2024- 29.14%29.50%28.73%28.18%27.94%28.83% resolutions 2025- 25.21%28.45%29.10%29.35%26.97%29.69% resolutions Total - 94.81%95.96%95.95%95.31%93.23%97.43% resolutions As we always reiterated in our correspondence with you, the final decision on the transition schedule rests with the provincial government. They have indicated that they used your preferred dates but also included geographical catchments, tonnes and costs to set the schedule. We understand changes to transition dates could be problematic for some, especially based on contractual relationships or other issues. We would encourage you to ensure the Ministry is directly aware of your concerns and would appreciate it ifyou could copy us on your correspondence. If you have any questions or require further details please contact Dave Gordon at 416 389 4160 ordgordon@amo.on.ca. Sincerely, Graydon Smith AMO President Mayor of the Town of Bracebridge 51 Analysis: Blue Box Transition Schedule Comparison with Preferred Municipal Transition Dates The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has proposed a producer responsibility regulation for the Blue Box Program. The draft regulation is currently posted for a 45-day consultation period on the province’s Environmental and Regulatory Registries (https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019- 2579). The Association of Municipalities of Ontario sent the preferred transition dates as chosen by Council to the Ministry, between January and October 2020. The Ministry is consulting on the proposed transition groupings and with First Nations as it works to finalize the regulation and identify calendar dates for each transitioning program within a given year. If the date provided by the Ministry in the draft Regulation is problematic for your community, we encourage you to provide this information to the Ministry at ministry.mecp@ontario.ca. Eligible Community Ministry’s Year that Proposed Council Transition Year in Preferred to the Regulation Transition Addington Highlands, Township of 2025 2023 Admaston/Bromley, Township of 2025 N/A Alfred and Plantagenet, Township of 2023 N/A Algonquin Highlands, Township of 2024 2023 Armour, Township of 2025 2023 Armstrong, Township of 2025 N/A Arnprior, Town of20232023 Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Township of 2025 N/A Assiginack, Township of 2025 N/A Athens, Township of 2025 N/A Atikokan, Township of 2025 N/A Augusta, Township of 2025 2024 Aylmer, Town of 2023 2023 Baldwin, Township of 2025 N/A Bancroft, Town of 2025 N/A Barrie, City of 2024 2024 Bayham, Municipality of 2023 2023 Beckwith, Township of 2023 2023 Billings, Township of 2025 2023 Blind River, Town of 2025 2024 Bluewater Recycling Association 2024 2024 Bonfield, Township of 2025 N/A 52 Eligible Community Ministry’s Year that Proposed Council Transition Year in Preferred to the Regulation Transition Bonnechere Valley, Township of 2025 2023 Brant, County of 2025 2024 Brantford, City of 2025 2024 Brockville, City of 2025 2023 Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling 2025 2025 Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan, Township of 2025 2025 Burk's Falls, Village of20252023 Callander, Municipality of 2025 2023 Calvin, Municipality of 2025 N/A Carleton Place, Town of 2023 2023 Carling, Township of 2025 2023 Carlow Mayo, Township of 2025 2023 Casey, Township of 2025 N/A Casselman, Village of 2023 2023 Central Elgin, Municipality of 2023 2023 Central Frontenac, Township of 2025 2023 Central Manitoulin, Township of 2025 2025 Charlton and Dack, Municipality of 2025 N/A Chatham-Kent, Municipality of 2024 2023 Chatsworth, Township of 2023 N/A Chisholm, Township of 2025 N/A Clarence-Rockland, City of 2023 2023 Cobalt, Town of 2025 N/A Cochrane, Corporation of the Town of 2025 2023 Coleman, Township of 2025 N/A Conmee, Township of 2024 N/A Cornwall, City of 2025 2024 Deep River, Town of 2025 2023 Deseronto, Town of 2025 2023 Drummond-North Elmsley, Township of2023 2023 Dryden, City of 2023 2023 Dufferin, County of 2023 2023 Durham, Regional Municipality of 2024 2023 Dutton-Dunwich, Municipality of2023 2023 Dysart et al, Township of 2024 2023 East Ferris, Municipality of 2025 N/A Edwardsburgh Cardinal, Township of 2025 2023 Elizabethtown-Kitley, Township of 2025 2023 Elliot Lake, City of 2025 2025 Emo, Township of 2025 N/A Englehart, Town of 2025 2025 Enniskillen, Township of 2023 2023 53 Eligible Community Ministry’s Year that Proposed Council Transition Year in Preferred to the Regulation Transition Espanola, Town of 2025 N/A Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority 2024 2024 Evanturel, Township of 2025 2024 Faraday, Township of 2025 2024 Fort Frances, Town of 2025 2024 French River, Municipality of 2025 N/A Front of Yonge, Township of 2025 2023 Frontenac Islands, Township of 2025 N/A Gananoque, Town of 2025 2023 Gauthier, Township of 2025 N/A Georgian Bluffs, Township of 2023 N/A Gillies, Township of 2024 N/A Goulais Local Service Board 2023 N/A Greater Madawaska, Township of2025 N/A Greater Napanee, Township of 2025 2023 Greater Sudbury, City of 2025 N/A Grey Highlands, Municipality of 2023 N/A Guelph, City of 2025 2023 Haldimand, County of 2024 2023 Halton, Regional Municipality of2025 2025 Hamilton, City of 2025 2023 Hanover, Town of 2025 2024 Harley, Township of 2025 N/A Hastings Highlands, Municipality of2024 2023 Hawkesbury Joint Recycling 2023 2023 Head, Clara and Maria, Townships of2025 2023 Hearst 2025 2023 Highlands East, Municipality of 2024 2023 Hilliard, Township of 2025 2025 Hilton Beach, Village of 2025 N/A Horton, Township of 2025 2023 Howick, Township of 2024 2023 Hudson, Township of 2025 N/A Huron Shores, Municipality of 2025 2023 James, Township of 2025 N/A Kapuskasing, Town of 2025 2023 Kawartha Lakes, City of 2024 2023 Kearney, Town of 2025 N/A Kenora, City of 2023 2023 Kerns, Township of 2025 N/A Killaloe, Hagarty, and Richards, Township of 2025 N/A Killarney, Municipality of 2025 2025 54 Eligible Community Ministry’s Year that Proposed Council Transition Year in Preferred to the Regulation Transition Kingston, City of 2025 N/A Kirkland Lake, Town of 2025 2023 Laird, Township of 2025 N/A Lanark Highlands, Township of 2025 N/A Larder Lake, Township of 2025 N/A Latchford, Town of 2025 N/A Laurentian Hills, Town of 2025 2024 Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Township 2025 N/A of Limerick, Township of 2025 N/A London, City of 2023 2023 Loyalist, Township of20252023 Macdonald, Meredith & Aberdeen Additional, 2025 N/A Township of Machar, Township of 2025 N/A Madawaska Valley, Township of 2025 2025 Magnetawan, Municipality of 2025 2023 Malahide, Township of 2023 2023 Marathon, Town of 2025 N/A Matachewan, The Corporation of the 2025 N/A Township of Mattice-Val Cote, Municipality of 2025 2023 McDougall, Municipality of 2025 N/A McGarry, Township of 2025 N/A McKellar, Township of 2025 N/A McMurrich/Monteith, Township of 2025 N/A Mcnab-Braeside, Township of 2023 2023 Meaford, Municipality of 2023 2023 Merrickville-Wolford, Village of 2023 N/A Minden Hills, Township of 2024 N/A Mississippi Mills, Town of 2023 2023 Montague, Township of 2023 2023 Muskoka, District Municipality of 2024 2023 Nairn & Hyman, Township of 2025 2023 Neebing, Municipality of 2024 2023 Newbury, Village of 2023 N/A Niagara, Regional Municipality of 2024 2023 Nipissing, Township of 2025 N/A Norfolk, County of 2024 2024 North Bay, City of 2025 2023 North Dundas, Township of 2025 2024 North Frontenac, Township of 2025 N/A North Glengarry, Township of 2025 2024 55 Eligible Community Ministry’s Year that Proposed Council Transition Year in Preferred to the Regulation Transition North Grenville, Municipality of 2023 N/A North Huron, Township of 2025 N/A North Stormont, Township of 2025 2025 Northeastern Manitoulin & Islands, Town of 2025 N/A Northern Bruce Peninsula, Municipality of 2025 2025 Northumberland, County of 2024 2023 O’Connor, Township of 2024 2023 Oliver Paipoonge, Municipality of 2024 N/A Orillia, City of 2024 2024 Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre 2025 2025 Ottawa, City of 2023 2023 Owen Sound, City of 2023 2023 Oxford, Restructured County of 2025 2025 Papineau-Cameron, Township of 2025 2024 Parry Sound, Town of 2025 2023 Peel, Regional Municipality of 2024 2024 Perry, Township of 2025 2023 Perth, Town of 2025 2025 Peterborough, City of 2024 2023 Peterborough, County of 2024 2023 Petrolia, Town of 2023 N/A Plympton-Wyoming, Town of 2023 2023 Powassan, Municipality of 2025 2024 Prescott, Town of 2025 2023 Prince, Township of 2023 2023 Quinte Waste Solutions 2025 2025 Rainy River, Town of 2025 N/A Red Lake, Municipality of 2023 2023 Renfrew, Town of 2025 2023 Rideau Lakes, Township of 2025 2024 Russell, Township of 2025 2023 Sables-Spanish Rivers, Township of 2025 2023 Sarnia, City of 2023 2023 Sault Ste. Marie, City of 2023 2023 Seguin, Township of 2025 2023 Shuniah, Municipality of 2024 N/A Simcoe, County of 2024 2023 Sioux Lookout, The Corporation of the 2025 2023 Municipality of Sioux Narrows Nestor Falls, Township of 2023 2023 Smiths Falls, Town of 2025 2023 South Dundas, Township of 2025 2024 56 Eligible Community Ministry’s Year that Proposed Council Transition Year in Preferred to the Regulation Transition South Frontenac, Township of 2025 N/A South Glengarry, Township of 2025 N/A South Stormont, Township of 2025 2024 Southgate, Township of 2023 2023 Southwest Middlesex, Municipality of 2023 2023 Southwold, Township of 2023 2023 Spanish, Town of 2025 2023 St. Charles, Municipality of 2025 2025 St. Clair, Township of 2023 2023 St. Joseph, Township of 2025 N/A St. Thomas, City of 2023 2023 Stone Mills, Township of 2025 N/A Stratford, City of 2024 2023 Strong, Township of 2025 2023 Sundridge, Village of 2025 2023 Tarbutt & Tarbutt Additional, Township of 2025 2023 Tay Valley, Township of 2025 2024 Temiskaming Shores, City of 2025 2025 Terrace Bay, Township of 2025 N/A Thames Centre, Municipality of 2023 2023 The Archipelago, Township of 2025 N/A The Blue Mountains, Town of 2023 N/A The Nation, Municipality 2023 2023 Thunder Bay, City of 2024 2023 Timmins, City of 2025 2023 Toronto, City of 2023 2023 Tri-Neighbours 2025 2025 Tudor & Cashel, Township of 2025 2024 Waterloo, Regional Municipality of 2024 2024 Wellington, County of 2025 2023 West Elgin, Municipality of 2023 2023 West Grey, Municipality of 2025 2023 West Nipissing, Municipality of 2025 N/A Westport, Village of 2025 2023 Whitestone, Municipality of 2025 N/A Whitewater Region, Township of 2025 N/A Wollaston, Township of 2025 N/A York, Regional Municipality of 2025 2025 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66