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Correspondence Agenda - 2020/12/03 The Corporation of the Township of Malahide CORRESPONDENCE AGENDA December 3, 2020 7:30 p.m. (F) Correspondence: 1. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Watch File dated November 19 and 26, 2020. (Pages C4 - 10) 2. Township of Howick Resolution requesting Province to consider lowering the interest rate on Tile Drain Loans to 4% and increasing the yearly loan limit to $100,000.00. (Page C11) 3. Town of Lincoln regarding illicit cannabis operations. (Pages C12 - 19) 4. Township of Amarnath Resolution regarding cannabis issues. (Page C20) 5. Town of Fort Erie and Township of Huron-Kinloss Resolution supporting Township of Asphodel-Resolution regarding legislation to support local governments with Land Use Management and Enforcement issues regarding Bill C-45 Cannabis Act. (Pages C21 - 24) 6. Town of Fort Erie regarding Amendment to Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019, which amended the Ontario Heritage Act Request to remove the powers provided to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Retain Authority for hearing certain appeals by the Conservation Review Board, and return the authority for final decisions to Municipal Councils. (Pages C25 - 41) 7. Catfish Creek Conservation Authority, Town of Mono, Township of Essa, Municipality of Grey Highlands, and Town of Shelburne - Resolution requesting the Province to repeal Section 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) and that the Province continue to work with Conservation Authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape and create conditions for growth. (Pages C42 - 56) 8. Township of Larder Lake and Municipality of Marmora Lake Resolution consider funding and training to municipalities to comply with standards under Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. (Pages C57 - 59) 9. Township of Huron-Kinloss Resolution supporting Northumberland County and Town of Wasaga Beach requesting the Province develop tougher laws and larger financial penalties regarding unauthorized car rallies. (Pages C60) 10. Township of Huron-Kinloss Resolution supporting the Township of Lake of Bays requesting the Province to consider an amendment to Bill 124 relating to insurance to make it a requirement that the building contractor name be disclosed and that the contractor must provide proof of insurance. (Page C61) 11. Township of Amaranth Resolution supporting the County of Wellington Resolution requesting the Province to work with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation to address the assessment issue relating to aggregate resources. (Pages C62 - 63) 12. Township of Amaranth Resolution supporting Northumberland County Resolution requesting the Province to review the Municipal Elections Act with a view to making amendments that allow for reporting of election fraud and ensuring that legislation can be enforced. (Page C64) 13. Region of Peel Resolution requesting the Province to amend the Assessment Act regarding property tax exemptions for Veterans Clubs. (Pages C65 - 66) 14. Gravel Watch Ontario Correspondence relating to recent developments which affect the power of municipalities to apply zoning and to gather revenues and which have significant impacts on communities. (Pages C67 - 69) 15. Municipality of Bayham Notice of Public Meeting for Official Plan Amendment to permit subdivision development in Village of Straffordville and Hamlet of Eden. (Page C70) 16. Municipality of Central Elgin Notice of Application and Public Meeting relating to the following properties: (Pages 71 74) - 6738 Quaker Road. - 45811 Fruit Ridge Line. 17. Elgin County Land Division Committee Notice of Decision relating to the following: - Severance Application No. E42-20 Gregory Max Underhill, Part Lot 25, Concession 2 Granted. (Pages C75 - 77) - Severance Application No. E44-20 Dolores Slanskey Von Groh and Jerry Schram, Part Lot 7, Concession 7 Granted. (Pages C78 - 80) 4 Diana Wilson From:AMO Communications <Communicate@amo.on.ca> Sent:November 19, 2020 10:01 AM To: Diana Wilson Subject:AMO WatchFile - November 19, 2020 AMO WatchFile not displaying correctly? View the online version Add Communicate@amo.on.ca to your safe list November 19, 2020 In This Issue - Seeking expressions of interest for 2 municipal staff vacancies on AMO Board. - AMO participates in Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission. - ROMA launches a new Connectivity Primer and Roadmap. - Accessible municipal websites. - New Inclusive Community Grant: Applications open. - ROMA 2021: Delegation requests with NDP and GPO. - AMO-BEACON Webinar: The "Echo" Pandemic. - Keeping up with legislation: Digital solutions to support your municipality. - The new EPT - not your granny’s software! - LAS Blog: Electricity Program Pricing Details for 2021. - Investments 101 - Online training. - Careers with AMO, Orillia, OPS, Greater Sudbury and TTC. AMO Matters There are 2 vacancies on the AMO Board: staff positions on Rural and Large Urban Caucuses. Details about qualifications and appointment process are here. Deadline, including Council resolution, is November 30. AMO is developing short- and long-term recommendations on the Long-Term Care sector as it relates to COVID-19. AMO also presented to the Long-Term Care COVID- 19 Commission in October. Check the AMO website for details. The Rural Ontario Municipal Association has released a Broadband Connectivity Primer and Roadmap for municipal councils and staff. A webinar will be hosted on December 1. Register here. Need an AODA compliant municipal website in time for January 1, 2021? AMO’s partner eSolutionsGroup has you covered. eSolutionsGroup is offering members engaging and accessible websites on a budget. Contact Karen Mayfield, 1 5 eSolutionsGroup President, for more information. Provincial Matters Through the new Inclusive Community Grant, municipalities and local organizations can receive up to $60,000 for projects that facilitate community involvement for seniors and persons with disabilities. Applications will be accepted until December 21, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit the Ontario website. Eye on Events Delegates attending the 2021 ROMA Conference are now able to request meetings with both the NDP and Green Party of Ontario. Follow the instructions listed on the ROMA Delegations page. You must be a registered delegate to participate in these meetings. Last Thursday’s AMO-BEACON webinar is now available to watch. Learn more about the critical principles municipalities should embrace to help employees protect and improve their mental health post-COVID 19. The Town of Whitby also provided insights into their experience implementing and using the platform. AMO’s partner eSolutionsGroup is hosting a complimentary webinar on available products and services for the AODA legislation deadline of January 1, 2021 and digital solutions to help you screen, track and detect COVID-19. Join us on November 26 at noon for more information. LAS Have you checked out our new Energy Planning Tool software yet? It’s hip, it’s modern - with exciting new features like benchmarking, graphing, and GHG emissions making it even easier to track and report your energy. Contact LAS to start using this powerful online tool. LAS recently completed the purchase process for the 2021 Electricity Program hedge. Check out the LAS blog for the full details. ONE Investment Learn at your pace from your place in 2020 by registering online for the Investments 101 course. The course is developed to educate municipal staff on the fundamentals of investing and discusses options available to municipalities under the Legal List and Prudent Investor Standard. Careers Policy Advisor - AMO. The ideal candidate is an excellent public policy analyst with a related post secondary degree. You excel in policy research and analysis, are proactive in issue identification and problem solving with an advanced understanding of the current public policy and municipal, provincial and federal political environments. Apply in confidence by 12 noon, November 27, by email to careers@amo.on.ca. Policy Intern - AMO. Assisting senior advisors and the Director of Policy, the successful candidate will support AMO’s policy development process. Please apply in confidence to: careers@amo.on.ca by Friday, December 18, 2020 at 12 noon. 2 6 Special Events Coordinator - AMO. Support and grow the events and training activities of AMO, including its premier event, the Annual General Conference. Resumes should be submitted to careers@amo.on.ca by 4 pm December 11, 2020. Include reference number MEMEC2020 in the subject line. Deputy City Treasurer - City of Orillia. Orillia offers an excellent quality of life with four- season recreation and cultural opportunities for every age including an impressive parks and trail system, festivals, galleries, music and live theatre. Applications will be accepted until noon, November 27, 2020. Applications will only be accepted online at City of Orillia Employment Opportunities. Director, Integrated Analytics and Exploration at MCCSS and Director, Centre for Data Intelligence and Innovation at SolGen - Ontario Public Service. Please indicate which position(s) you are interested in: a. Director, Integrated Analytics and Exploration; b. Director, Centre for Data Intelligence and Innovation; c. Both. Please apply online, only, by Monday, December 7, 2020. Director of Planning Services - City of Greater Sudbury. Reports to: General Manager, Growth & Infrastructure. For more information please visit Greater Sudbury Current Opportunities. Please indicate competition number EX20-590 on your application. Qualified candidates should submit their resumes in confidence by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020. Applicants may email or fax their resumes to hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca or 705.688.3979. Inaugural Director, Diversity - Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Reports to: Inaugural Chief, Diversity & Culture. Interested applicants can submit their resume to Odgers Berndtson Opportunities. The TTC and Odgers Berndtson are partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to strengthen the diversity of the candidate pool. Applicants from the BIPOC community may wish to send their resume to Jason Murray at jmurray@bipocsearch.com. About AMO AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario's 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario's and Canada's political system. Follow @AMOPolicy on Twitter! AMO Contacts AMO Watch File Tel: 416.971.9856 Conferences/Events Policy and Funding Programs LAS Local Authority Services MEPCO Municipal Employer Pension Centre of Ontario ONE Investment Media Inquiries Tel: 416.729.5425 Municipal Wire, Career/Employment and Council Resolution Distributions *Disclaimer: The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is unable to provide any warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of third-party submissions. Distribution of these items does not imply an endorsement of the views, information or services mentioned. 3 7 Association of Municipalities of Ontario Please consider the environment 200 University Ave. Suite 801,Toronto ON Canada M5H 3C6 before printing this. To unsubscribe, please click here 4 8 Diana Wilson From:AMO Communications <Communicate@amo.on.ca> Sent:November 26, 2020 10:01 AM To: Diana Wilson Subject:AMO WatchFile - November 26, 2020 AMO WatchFile not displaying correctly? View the online version Add Communicate@amo.on.ca to your safe list November 26, 2020 In This Issue - ROMA launches new connectivity resources. - Comments on Draft Blue Box Regulation and Plastics consultation. - Accessible municipal websites. - New intake for the National Disaster Mitigation Program. - ROMA 2021: Ontario Government delegation requests close November 30. - Fire equipment webinar: Municipal Group Buying Program. - Now booking for 2021 Road/Sidewalk Assessments. - Investments 101 - Online training. - Careers with AMO, The Blue Mountains, Mississippi Mills, TTC and Manitouwadge. AMO Matters ROMA has released two new resources on broadband tailored specifically for Ontario’s rural municipalities. A webinar will be held December 1 to discuss the Primer and Roadmap for members. Register today. Submissions are being prepared on the draft Blue Box Regulation (due December 3), and the federal Plastics discussion paper (due December 9). For more information, contact Dave Gordon or visit AMO’s website. Need an AODA compliant municipal website in time for January 1, 2021? AMO’s partner eSolutionsGroup has you covered. eSolutionsGroup is offering members engaging and accessible websites on a budget. Contact Karen Mayfield, eSolutionsGroup President, for more information. Federal Matters The National Disaster Mitigation Program provides municipal governments, conservation authorities and other organizations access to funds for flood mitigation projects. Proposal and risk assessment forms are due on December 1, 2020. MMAH administers the program in Ontario. 1 9 Eye on Events Get your issues in front of provincial decision makers. The deadline to submit your request for provincial delegation is less than a week away - November 30, 2020. For more information and to request a virtual delegation meeting, click here. Only registered conference delegates will have access to attend these meetings. Full registration details are available here. LAS Fire departments across Ontario need a wide range of supplies to do their work. Join us December 2 at 10 am to hear from Grainger and Motion Industries, two of our fire equipment providers under the Municipal Group Buying Program. Register here. Is your municipality planning a road needs study next year? The LAS Road and Sidewalk Assessment Service has been used by nearly 100 municipalities across Ontario to make the best use of every dollar in their maintenance and repair budgets. Contact Tanner for a free, no obligation quote. ONE Investment Learn at your pace from your place in 2020 by registering online for the Investments 101 course. The course is developed to educate municipal staff on the fundamentals of investing and discusses options available to municipalities under the Legal List and Prudent Investor Standard. Careers Policy Intern - AMO. Assisting senior advisors and the Director of Policy, the successful candidate will support AMO’s policy development process. Please apply in confidence to: careers@amo.on.ca by Friday, December 18, 2020 at 12 noon. Capital Projects Communications Coordinator - Town of The Blue Mountains. Job #20-47. Reports to: Manager, Communications & Economic Development. Position Status: Full Time. A detailed job description and instructions on how to apply are available on the Town’s website under Town Hall - Employment Opportunities. The submission deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Monday December 7, 2020. Sustainability Coordinator - Town of The Blue Mountains. Job # 20-46. Position Status: Full Time. A detailed job description and instructions on how to apply are available on the Town’s website under Town Hall - Employment Opportunities. The submission deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Monday December 7, 2020. Roads and Public Works Technologist - Municipality of Mississippi Mills. One year contract; Reports to the Acting Director of Roads and Public Works. Visit mississippimills.ca for a detailed job description. Interested candidates can forward their resume by Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12:00 noon to svagner@mississippimills.ca. Inaugural Director, Diversity - The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). The successful candidate possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and has the capacity to help drive the TTC’s mission to further weave DEI into its very identity. Interested applicants can submit their resume to Odgers 2 10 Berndtson Opportunities. Applicants from the BIPOC community may wish to send their resume to Jason Murray. Closing date: December 20, 2020. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) - Township of Manitouwadge. The Township is a Northern community, located 450km West of Sault Ste. Marie and 400km East of Thunder Bay, Ontario, serving a population of approximately 1,800 residents. Qualified candidates are encouraged to electronically submit their resume and a covering letter no later than 4:00 pm on January 4, 2021 to: Attn: Owen Cranney, Acting CAO (Confidential), The Township of Manitouwadge, PO Box 910, 1 Mississauga Drive, Manitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0; Email: owen@manitouwadge.ca. About AMO AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario's 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario's and Canada's political system. Follow @AMOPolicy on Twitter! 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To unsubscribe, please click here 3 11 November 19, 2020 The Honourable Ernie Hardeman Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs By email only minister.omafra@ontario.ca Dear Mr. Hardeman: Please be advised that the following resolutionwas passed at the November17, 2020 Howick Council meeting: Moved by Councillor Gibson; Seconded by Deputy Reeve Bowman: Whereas; installing tile drainage is a common land improvement practice among farmers in Ontario and the benefits of tile drainage for crop productivity, farm efficiency and even for reducing environmental impacts have been studied and are generally well known to farmers; and Whereas; the Tile Loan Program, authorized by theTile Drainage Act,provides loans to agricultural property owners to help them finance these tile drainage projects; all tile loans have 10-year terms and repayments are made annually; and Whereas; the provincial government sets the program interest rate at a competitive level which was reduced from 8% to 6% in the fall of 2004 and the loan limit was also increased from $20,000.00 to $50,000.00 at the same time; and Whereas; interest rates have continued to decline over the years and the cost per acre for tile drainage has increased over the years; Now therefore; be it resolved that Council request the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to consider lowering the interest rate on Tile Drain Loans to 4% and increasing the yearly loan limit to $100,000; and that this resolution be forwarded to Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; MPP Huron Bruce Lisa Thompson; AMO; Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario and Drainage Superintendents of Ontario Association. Carried. Resolution No. 276/20 If you require any further information, please contact this office, thank you. Yours truly, Carol Watson Carol Watson, Clerk Township of Howick ccMPP Perth Wellington Randy Pettapiece ROMA 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Township of Amarnath Subject: Governing Body for Cannabis support resolution - Northumberland County Please note that the Council of the Township of Amaranth recently endorsed the following resolution at its regular meeting of Council held on November 18, 2020: Resolution #5 Moved by: C. Gerrits Seconded by: H. Foster BE IT RESOLVED THAT: The Township of Amarnath Council provide support for the resolution adopted by Northumberland County requesting their request that: A governing body be created to regulate cannabis production; and The governing body take a unified approach be taken to land use planning restrictions; and The governing body enforce the regulations under the Cannabis Act on behalf of the licensing agency and ensures local authorities are in fact provided with notification of any license issuances, amendment, suspensions, reinstatement, re revocation within their region; and The governing body communicated more readily with local governments; and The governingbody provides local government with more support; and FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Amarnath Council forward this resolution to all municipalities in Ontario, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and rural Affairs, requesting that legislationbe enacted to support local governments with cannabis land use management and enforcement issues. CARRIED. Nicole Martin, Dipl. M.A. CAO/Clerk | Township of Amaranth 374028 6th Line | Amaranth | ON | L9W 0M6 Tel: 519-941-1007 ext. 227 | Fax: 519 - 941-1802 includingpayment of accounts.To book your appointment, please call 519-941-1007.Masks are required when attending the municipal office. For accurate information on COVID-19 please visit: www.ontario.ca/COVID-19 21 22 23 24 November 23, 2020 Please be advised the Council of the Township of Huron-Kinloss at its regular meeting held on November 16, 2020 passed the following resolution; Re: Copy of Resolution #720 Motion No. 720 Moved by: Ed McGugan Seconded by: Carl Sloetjes THAT the Township of Huron-Kinloss Council hereby support The City of Clarence- Rockland in requesting the Ministry modify the regulations governing the establishment of cannabis retail stores and to instruct the Alcohol and Gaming Commission to evaluation criteria, and provide added weight to the comments of a municipality concerning matters in the public interest when considering the application of new stores and FURTHER directs staff to forward thisresolution to to all Ontario municipalities. Carried Sincerely, Kelly Lush Deputy Clerk 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 November 25, 2020 Hon. Sylvia Jones Solicitor General George Drew Building,18th Floor 25 Grosvenor St. Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6 RE-Bill 229 and the Conservation Authorities Dear Honourable Sylvia Jones: Shelburne Town Council passed the following resolution unanimously at itsCouncil meeting held Monday November 23, 2020: Moved By Councillor Walter Benotto Seconded By Councillor Kyle Fegan WHEREASthe Province has introduced Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID 19 Act -Schedule 6 -Conservation Authorities Act; and WHEREASthe Legislation introduces a number of changes and new sections that could remove and/or significantly hinderthe conservation role in regulating development, permit appeal process and engaging in review and appeal of planning applications; and WHEREASwe rely on the watershed expertise provided by local conservation authorities to protect residents, property and local natural resources on a watershed basis by regulating development and engaging in reviews of applications submitted under the Planning Act; and WHEREASthe changes allow the Minister to make decisions without conservation authority watershed data and expertise; and 203 Main Street East, Shelburne, Ontario L9V 3K7 Tel: 519-925-2600 Fax: 519-925-6134 Web: www.shelburne.ca 55 WHEREASthe Legislation suggests that the Minister will have the ability to establish standards and requirements for non-mandatory programs which are negotiated between the conservation authorities and municipalities to meet local watershed needs; and WHEREASmunicipalities believe that the appointment of municipal representatives on Conservation Authority Boards should be a municipal decision, and the Chair and Vice Chair of the Conservation Authority Board should be duly elected; and WHEREASthe changes to the 'Duty of Members' contradicts the fiduciary duty of a Conservation Authority Board member to represent the best interests of the conservation authority and its responsibility to the watershed; and WHEREASconservation authorities have already been working with the Province, development sector and municipalities to streamline and speed up permitting and planning approvals through Conservation Ontario's Client Service and Streamlining Initiative; and WHEREASchanges to the legislation will create more red tape and costs for the conservation authorities, and their municipal partners, and potentially result in delays in the development approval process; and WHEREAS municipalities value and rely on the natural habitats and water resources within our jurisdiction for the health and well-being of residents; municipalities value the conservation authoritieswork to prevent and manage the impacts of flooding and other natural hazards; and municipalities value the conservation authority's work to ensure safe drinking water; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: 1.That the Province of Ontario repeal Schedule 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229); 2.THAT the Province continue to work with conservation authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape and create conditions for growth; 3.THAT the Province respect the current conservation authority and municipal relationships; and 56 4.THAT the Province embrace their long-standing partnership with the conservation authorities and providethem with the tools and financial resources they need to effectively implement their watershed management role. CARRIED, Mayor Wade Mills This motion was passed unanimously. Thank You J. Willoughby Jennifer Willoughby Director of Legislative Services/Clerk Town of Shelburne CC: Hon. Doug Ford, Premier Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance Hon. Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Andrea Horwath, Leader, Official Opposition Steven Del Duca, Leader, Ontario Liberal Party Mike Schreiner, Leader, Green Party of Ontario Sandy Shaw, Critic, Finance and Treasury Board Ian Arthur, Critic, Environment Peter Tabuns, Critic, Climate Crisis Email copies to: NVCA, CVC, TRCA, Canadian Environmental Law Association, AMO & allOntario municipalities 57 58 City of Belleville Corporate Services Department 169 Front Street, Belleville ON K8N 2Y8 SENT BY EMAIL November 25, 2020 Re: Council Resolution – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act – Website support Further to the Meeting of Council on November 17, 2020 Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake passed the following motion: MOTION2020NOV17-260 Moved by Councillor Bernie Donaldson Seconded by Councillor Ron Derry WHEREAS Section 14(4) of 0. 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; and WHEREAS the City remains committed to the provision of accessible goods and services; and WHEREAS the City provides accommodations to meet any stated accessibility need, where possible; and WHEREAS the declared pandemic, COVID-19, has impacted the finances and other resourcesof the City; and WHEREAS the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act contemplates the need to consider technical or economic considerations in the implementation of Accessibility Standards; BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake requests that the Province of Ontario consider providing funding support and training resources to municipalities to meet these compliance standards; and 59 THAT this resolution is forwarded to the Premier of the Province of Ontario, Prince Edward-Hastings M.P.P., Todd Smith, Hastings -Lennox & Addington M.P.P., Daryl Kramp, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and all Municipalities within the Province of Ontario. FURTHER THAT the Municipality of Marmora and Lake supports the resolution passed by the City of Belleville. Carried I trust this is the information you require, however, should additional information or clarification be required do nothesitate to contact me at your convenience. Sincerely, Jennifer Bennett, Deputy Clerk 613-472-2629 ext. 2232 jbennett@marmoraandlake.ca cc: The Honourable Doug Ford Todd Smith, MPP Prince Edward-Hastings Daryl Kramp, MPP Hastings – Lennox & Addington Association of Municipalities of Ontario All Municipalities within the Province of Ontario 60 Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, November 23, 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 November 16, 2020 passed the following resolution; Re: Copy of Resolution #722 Motion No. 722 Moved by: Jeff ElliottSeconded by: Jim Hanna THAT the Township of Huron-Kinloss Council hereby supports Northumberland County and Town of Wasaga Beach in asking that the Provincial government develop tougher laws with larger financial penalties when dealing with unauthorized car rallies and participants and FURTHER directs staff to forward a copy of this resolution to the Premier of Ontario, the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the Ministry of the Attorney General, the local O.P.P Detachment Commander, AMO and all Ontario Municipalities. Carried Sincerely, Kelly Lush Deputy Clerk 61 Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, November 23, 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 November 16, 2020 passed the following resolution; Re: Copy of Resolution #723 Motion No. 723 Moved by: Ed McGugan Seconded by: Carl Sloetjes THAT the Township of Huron-Kinloss Council hereby supports the Township of Lake of Bays in asking the Provincial government to consider an amendment to Bill 124 to make it a requirement that the building contractor name be disclosed and that the contractor must provide proof of insurance, thus providing greater accountability and responsibility and ensuring that municipalities will not bear the burden alone and FURTHER directs staff to forward a copy of this resolution tothe Premier of Ontario, AMO and all Ontario Municipalities. Carried Sincerely, Kelly Lush Deputy Clerk 62 63 64 65 November 26,2020 TheHonourableRod Phillips Minister of Finance 95 Grosvenor St. Toronto, ON M7A 1Y8 Dear Minister Phillips: Re: Motion Regarding Property Tax Exemptions for Veteran Clubs th Eachyear on November 11we pause to remember the heroic efforts of Canadianswho fought in wars and military conflicts and served in peacekeeping missions around the world to defend our freedoms andsecure our peace and prosperity.One way that the Province and Ontario municipalities have recognized veteransand veteran groups is by exempting their properties from property taxation. In late 2018, your government introduced a change to the Assessment Actthat exempted Royal Canadian LegionOntario branches from property taxes effective January 1, 2019. Veterans clubs however were not included under thisexemption.While clubsin Peelare already exempt from Regional and local property taxes, they still pay the education portion of property taxes. To address this gap, your government has proposedin the 2020 budget bill (Bill 229)to amendthe Assessment Actthat would provide a fullproperty tax exemption to veteransclubsretroactive to January 1, 2019. The Region of Peel thanksyou for introducing this change in recognition of our veterans. At its November 12, 2020 meeting, Peel Regional Council approved the attached resolution regardingthisexemptionandlook forward to this change coming into effectas soon as possible after Bill 229 is passed. This would ensure that veteranclubs benefit from theexemption in a timely way. I thank your government for moving quickly to address this gap and for your support of veterans. Kindest personal regards, Nando Iannicca, Regional Chair and CEO CC:Peel-area MPPs Ontario Municipalities StephenVan Ofwegen, Commissioner of Finance and CFO 66 Resolution Number 2020-939 Whereas each year on November 11, Canadians pause to remember the heroic efforts of Canadian veterans who fought in wars and military conflicts, and served in peacekeeping missions around the world to defend our freedoms and democracy so that we can live in peace and prosperity; And whereas, it is important to appreciate and recognize the achievements and sacrifices of those armed forces veterans who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace; And whereas, Section 6.1 of the Assessment Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. A31 as amended, Regional Council may exempt from Regional taxation land that is used and occupied as a memorial home, clubhouse or athletic grounds by persons who served in the armed forces of His or Her Majesty or an ally of His or Her Majesty in any war; And whereas, through By-Law Number 62-2017 Regional Council has provided an exemption from Regional taxation to Royal Canadian Legions and the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Clubs that have qualified properties used and occupied as a memorial home, clubhouseor athletic grounds; And whereas, local municipal councils in Peel have provided a similar exemption for local property taxes; And whereas, Royal Canadian Legion branches in Ontario are exempt from all property taxation, including the education portion of property taxes, under Section 3 (1) paragraph 15.1 of the Assessment Act, and that a municipal by- law is not required to provide such an exemption; And whereas, the 2020 Ontario Budget provides for amendments to the Assessment Act to apply the existing property tax exemption for Ontario branches of the Royal Canadian Legion, for 2019 and subsequent tax years, to Ontario units of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada; Therefore,be it resolved, that the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Finance, on behalf of Regional Council, to request that upon passage of the 2020 Ontario Budget, the amendment to the Assessment Act be implemented as soon as possible; And further, that copies of this resolution be sent to Peel-area Members of Provincial Parliament as well as to all Ontario municipalities for consideration and action. 67 To: Mayor and Council From: Bryan Smith, President Gravel Watch I am writing you knowing that you work hard in your community for the betterment of residents, both as their local representatives and as members of larger associations, including the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. You live in a time of multiple crises – a public health crisis, an economic crisis, a mental health crisis, an addiction crisis, a crisis in community belonging, and a potential crisis in food production and distribution. I do not envy you your position. In fact, I wish you strength, individually and collectively. Gravel Watch is, like you, concerned with these. We have moved to electronic meetings to avoid the spread of germs. We offer a view of conservation of resources as a solution to economic dislocation. We propose helpful and hopeful solutions to our members and others. We sympathize with those addicted and those affected by it. We unite community groups. We see that the rampant destruction of agricultural lands in Ontario will exacerbate the disruptions of food chains to be expected this winter. The core of our work, however, is with community groups facing aggregate extraction or living with the impacts of pits and quarries on them. To them we offer advice, mentorship and fellow feeling. We know they often come to you with questions. That is normal and good. On the other hand, we extend our offer of help to any individuals or groups who have concerns about aggregate extraction. You can shift some of your burden of working with community groups to us. We would be pleased to assist. Further, we know that municipalities are being stripped of their right to vertical zoning under new regulations in the Aggregate Resources Act. We think that is 68 wrong because it puts municipalities and water sources in danger. You are legally responsible for source water protection, yet below-the-water-table pits and quarries can be vectors for biological and chemical toxicants into drinking water. The MNRF’s “Pits and Quarries Online” shows just how frequent it is that aggregate extraction happens perilously close or below the water table. Similarly, when extraction is complete, municipalities lose land and as a result lose tax base. We believe that you and Gravel Watch would be wise to ask the Province to enforce a regulation which forbids any extraction below the water table. We would like to work with you on that. All communities are dependent on food for their survival. In much of Ontario, prime farmland is disappearing. Research being done jointly by Gravel Watch, the National Farmers Union and McMaster University will access data and make it available to you about the danger to food sustainability if pits and quarries and other uses replace Ontario’s best fertile land. Like the disappearance of land to water features where the taxes never come back, the loss of land to “interim use” which can extend for decades means soil fertility is irrevocably lost. This is not good for residents hungry for fresh, local, healthy food. Gravel Watch believes that the Ontario government needs to consult municipalities and communities more broadly to develop and implement regulations which will evaluate and rationalize the supply and demand equation for stone, sand, and gravel. Those regulations need to be applied consistently and clearly; lack of clarity is currently costing municipalities and communities while exposing inconsistencies in the application of rule of law. Rehabilitation of dormant, and abandoned pits to their best possible uses is a promise made at licencing. You see little of it done, and this not just because berms block the view. This too takes land out of available stocks. Finally, Gravel Watch is of the view that the Province needs to be more responsive and more responsible to residents, communities and the municipalities which represent them. Gravel Watch invites you to do the following: Refer community groups to us when they seek information about aggregate extraction. We would be glad to assist them and lighten your load. 69 Consider the success of the “demand the right coalition” of municipalities on environmental issues and emulate their work in the interest of your community. Invite us, as did the Top Aggregate Producing Municipalities at their recent meeting, to lay out for you some of the joint projects that you, we and our constituent groups can work on together and to share boots-on-the-ground as well as scientific knowledge. That could be collectively or for your specific council Build trust between community groups and municipal officials like yourselves who are carrying increasing burdens. Thank you. Stay healthy. www.gravelwatch.org info@gravelwatch.org ph: 289 270 7535 70 NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING A PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM APPLICANT: MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM TAKE NOTICE that the Municipality of Bayham is considering an amendment to its Official Plan. AND TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham will hold a public meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:30 pmin the Municipal Council Chambers, 56169Heritage Line in Straffordville to consider aproposed Official Plan Amendment under Section 17 of the Planning Act. THE PURPOSEof the Official Plan Amendment is topermit subdivision development in the Village of Straffordville and the Hamlet of Eden onmunicipal sanitary sewers and private on-site wells, until such time as municipal water services are available.The amendment will also establish the criteria for which developmentmay occuron partially serviced lands.The criteria will include the submission of studies assessing the availability of water quantity and quality sufficient to service the long-term needs of the subdivision; studies assessing the potential impacts of new wells on the waterquantity and quality for existing and approved development in the same aquifer, and development agreements for future connection of subdivision lots to a municipal water system. THE EFFECT of this Official Plan Amendment will be toallow subdivision development in the Village of Straffordville and the Hamlet of Eden on municipal sanitary services and private on-site water services. ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting adhering to mask and physical distancing requirements and/or make a written or verbal representation in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment. ***Given the current COVID-19 legislative restrictions and limitations, land use planning meetings remain open to public comment. Please be advised that equal consideration is given to all written and oral presentations provided to the municipality at a public meeting in regards to land use planning applications. When possible please consider utilizing written correspondence. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipality of Bayham before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipality of Bayham before the by-laws are passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so. IF YOU WISH to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan Amendment, you must make a written request to the undersigned. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed amendments may be obtained at the Municipal Office or by visiting the municipal website:www.bayham.on.ca Development Services Official Plan. rd DATED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM THIS 23 DAY OF NOVEMBER 2020. Margaret Underhill Deputy Clerk/Planning Coordinator Municipality of Bayham P.O. Box 160, 56169 Heritage Line Straffordville, ON, N0J 1Y0 T: 519-866-5521 Ext 222 F: 519-866-3884 E: munderhill@bayham.on.ca W:www.bayham.on.ca 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80