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Correspondence Agenda - 2020/01/07 The Corporation of the Township of Malahide CORRESPONDENCE AGENDA January 7, 20217:30 p.m. Correspondence: AssociationofMunicipalities of Ontario - Watch FiledatedDecember 17, 2020.(PagesC3- 5) CountyofDufferinResolutionrequestingtheProvincetoworkwiththe Municipal Property AssessmentCorporation(MPAC)toaddressthe assessmentissuerelatingtoaggregateresourcepropertyassessments. (PagesC6- 7) MunicipalityofChatham-Kent, Township of LakeofBaysResolution requestingtheProvincetoremove Schedule 6 from BudgetMeasures Act (Bill 229) and continuetowork with Conservation Authorities. (Malahide Township Council supportedasimilar Resolution on December 3, 2020). (PagesC8-13) TownofCarletonResolutionrequestingthe Province toprioritizechildcare as part of itsoverallpostpandemic recovery plan,develop and find a comprehensiveplanthatcansupportfacilitiesthroughtheprovision of licensedchildcareand early learningeducationandprovide funding to childcare providers reflective ofCOVID19operatingcostincreases.(Pages C14-15) Township of MatachewanResolutionrequestingtheProvincetoprovide longer turn-around times for grant applications. (PagesC16-17) Township of Perth South ResolutionsupportingtheMunicipalityof Southwest Middlesex requestingthe Province towork with Federal Ministryof Transportation to address concerns regarding municipaldrainage matters and the need for coordination with national railways. (Malahide Township Council supported a similar Resolution onDecember17, 2020). (PagesC18-20) MunicipalityofSouthHuronResolutionsupportingtheTownship of Huron Kinloss and Town ofWasagaBeach requesting theProvincetodevelop tougher laws, with largerfinancial penalties, when dealingwithunauthorized car rallies and participants.(Page C21) Township of LakeofBays,TownofLincolnResolutionsupportingthe Township of AmherstburgrequestingtheProvincetoextendthe compliance deadline for compliance with Accessibility forOntarianswithDisabilitiesAct. (PagesC22-27) Township of AmherstburgResolutionsupportingtheCityofSt.Catharines requestingtheProvincetoamendBill 197, COVID19 Economic Recovery Act 2020toeliminatethedevelopmentapproval requirement provisions from render final approval for landfills within their jurisdiction.(PagesC28-31) TownofKingsvilleResolutionrequestingtheProvincetoallowsmall businesses to remainopentoin-store sales andservicewithlimitedcapacity andincreased safety measures.(PagesC32-34) TownofLincoln interimcapon gas plant andgreenhouse gas pollutionand the development andimplementationof a plan to phase-outgas-fired electricity generation. (PagesC35-38) TownofLincoln ProvincetoamendtheAGCOLicensingandApplicationprocessfor cannabis retailstores.(Pages C39-42) TownofLincolnResolutionssupportingbothLoyalistTownship and Plympton-Wyomingregarding funding for community groups and serviceclubs affected by pandemic.(PagesC43-47) Aylmer Police ServicesBoardCorrespondenceexpressingconcerns regardingMalahideCouncillor Service.(PagesC48-49) Solicitor General Correspondenceadvisingdeadlineextensionfor the CommunitySafetyandWell-BeingPlanis July 1,2021, because ofCOVID challenges.(PagesC50-51) Ministry of Children,CommunityandSocial Services Correspondence regardingthereleaseofnewpovertyreductionstrategy- Building aStrong FoundationforSuccess: Reducing Poverty in Ontario (2020-2025).(Pages C52-53) MunicipalityofBayhamNotice of theadoptionofOfficial Plan Amendment No.26for the Township of Bayham topermitsubdivisiondevelopment in the VillageofStraffordvilleandHamletof Eden. (PageC54) 3 Diana Wilson From:AMO Communications <Communicate@amo.on.ca> Sent:December 17, 2020 10:01 AM To: Diana Wilson Subject:AMO WatchFile - December 17, 2020 AMO WatchFile not displaying correctly? View the online version Add Communicate@amo.on.ca to your safe list December 17, 2020 Everyone at AMO wishes you, your friends and family, and your community a happy and safe holiday season! In This Issue -AMO office closure during the holidays. -Provincial survey: Seeking feedback to improve the towing industry. -Connecting Rural Ontario Conference - Don’t miss the Early Bird! -AMO Launches its 2021 Virtual Annual General Meeting and Conference. -How to ensure your CFTA compliance in 2021. -Big purchases in your budget? LAS can help! -LAS Blog: Year end message. -ONE Investment fall webinars. -Investments 101 - Online training. -Careers with AMO, Durham, OPS and Canada Council for the Arts. 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To unsubscribe, please click here 3 6 December 14, 2020 Sent via email to all Ontario Municipal Clerks Dear Municipal Clerks, At its meeting held on December 10, 2020, Dufferin County Council approved the following recommendation from the General Government Services Committee: 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 Dufferin County Council supports a fair and equitable assessment system for all aggregate resource properties; AND WHEREAS the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation determined, with the participation only of the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, revised criteria for assessing aggregate resource properties; AND WHEREAS Dufferin County 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 Dufferin County Council does not consider the revised criteria for assessment of aggregate resource properties as a fair method of valuation for these properties; AND THAT Dufferin County Council believes there is a need to review the current assessment scheme for aggregate resource properties to address the inequity of property values; AND THAT Dufferin County 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; 7 AND THAT Dufferin County Council direct the Clerk to provide a copy of this motion to the Ministers of Finance; Municipal Affairs and Housing; and Natural Resources and Forestry; and to AMO, ROMA, and all Ontario municipalities and local MPP(s). Regards, Michelle Dunne Deputy Clerk Cc Minister of Finance Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister of Natural Resoures and Forestry AMO ROMA Kyle Seeback, MP Sylvia Jones, MPP 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 December 14, 2020 The Honourable Ahmed Hussen Minister of Families, Children and Social Development 48 Rosemount Avenue Unit B York, Ontario M9N 3B3 VIA EMAIL Dear Honourable Minister: th At the December 8, 20 session of The Town of Carleton Place Council, Resolution 1-132-10 was adopted as follows: WHEREAS the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted childcare options for nearly every family in our community and has profoundly increased the cost to operate safe childcare forcing childcare spaces or centres to close. AND WHEREAS Ontario has among the highest average childcare fees of any Canadian province and while costs vary regionally for licensed childcare, families are paying between $9,000 and $20,000+ per year for each child and these costs continue to rise steadily which makes passing the associated COVID-19 costs to families not possible; AND WHEREAS a 2012 study identified that in Ontario, public investment in the early years and childcare has a ripple effect in positive economic benefits resulting in an economic output of $2.27 for every dollarinvested in childcare; AND WHEREAS the economic recovery of Carleton Place, Lanark County and Ontario is dependent on families having access to safe, reliable, and affordable childcare that incorporates early learning principles; AND WHEREAS we are committed to working with the provincial government and childcare service mangers to deliver positive and affordable options for our families; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 1.The Town of Carleton Place request the Government of Ontario: a.prioritize children and childcare as part of its overall post pandemic recovery plan; 15 b.develop, adequately fund and release publicly a comprehensive plan that can support facilities through the provision of licensed childcare and early learning education; and c. provide increased funding to childcare providers reflective of COVID-19 operating cost increases to ensure a safe reopening and long-term sustainability for the sector; and 2. this resolution be circulated to all municipalities in Ontario, Randy Hillier MPP, Scott Reid, MP, the Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the provincial Minister of Education. CARRIED We look forward to hearing back from you with respect to any opportunities for funding to ensure the long-termsustainabilityof the childcare services sector. Sincerely, Stacey Blair Town Clerk sblair@carletonplace.ca cc. Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Provincial Minister of Education MP Scott Reid MPP Randy Hillier All municipalities within the Province of Ontario 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 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.” 24 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 25 26 27 28 December 22, 2020 Honourable Jeff Yurek Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks College Park 5th Flr, 777 Bay St, Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Sent via email: minister.mecp@ontario.ca RE: Development Approval Requirements for Landfills – (Bill 197) At its meeting of December 14, 2020, Council passed the following resolution for your consideration: “That Administration BE DIRECTED to send correspondence in support of the City of St. Catharines request to amend Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 to eliminate the development approval requirement provisions from adjacent municipalities and that the ‘host’ municipality be empowered to render final approval for landfills within their jurisdiction.” Enclosed is a copy of the City of St. Catharines correspondence for convenience and reference purposes. Regards, T ammy Fowkes Deputy Clerk, Town of Amherstburg (519)736-0012 ext. 2216 tfowkes@amherstburg.ca 29 CC: H on. Premier Doug Ford Email: premier@ontario.ca Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Email: Housing minister.mah@ontario.ca Taras Natyshak, MPP, Essex Email: tnatyshak-qp@ndp.on.ca Chris Lewis, MP Email: chris.lewis@parl.gc.ca Robert Auger, Town Solicitor, Legal and Legislative Services/Clerk - Town of Essex Email: rauger@essex.ca Jennifer Astrologo, Director of Corporate Services/Clerk - Town of Kingsville Email: jastrologo@kingsville.ca Agatha Robertson, Director of Council Services/Clerk - Town of LaSalle Email: arobertson@lasalle.ca Kristen Newman, Director of Legislative and Legal Services/Clerk - Town of Lakeshore Email: knewman@lakeshore.ca Brenda Percy, Municipal Clerk/Manager of Legislative Services - Municipality of Leamington Email: bpercy@leamington.ca Laura Moy, Director of Corporate Services/Clerk - Town of Tecumseh Email: lmoy@tecumseh.ca Mary Birch, Director of Council and Community Services/Clerk -County of Essex Email: mbirch@countyofessex.ca Valerie Critchley, City Clerk – City of Windsor Email: clerks@citywindsor.ca Robert Cook Email: robertcookconsulting@gmail.com Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Email: amo@amo.on.ca All Ontario Municipalities 30 October 7, 2020 Honourable Jeff Yurek Ministerof Environment, Conservation and Parks College Park 5th Flr, 777 Bay St, Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Sent via email: minister.mecp@ontario.ca Re:Development Approval Requirements for Landfills - (Bill 197) Our File35.2.2 Honourable and Dear Sir, At its meeting held on October 5, 2020,St. Catharines City Council approved the following motion: WHEREAS Schedule 6 of Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 considers amendments to the Environmental Assessment Act relating to municipal autonomyand the principle that municipalities can veto a development outside their municipal boundary in an adjacent municipality; and WHEREAS Bill 197 empowers multiple municipalities to ‘veto’ development of a landfilling site within a 3.5 km zone inside the boundary of an adjacent municipality; and WHEREAS Bill 197 establishes a dangerous precedent that could be expanded to other types of development; and WHEREAS Bill 197 compromises municipal autonomy and the authority of municipal councils to make informed decisions in the best interest of their communities and municipal taxpayers; and WHEREAS amendments in Schedule 6 could cause conflict in the effective management of landfill sites, put significant pressure on existing landfill capacity, and threaten the economic activity associated with these sites; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the City of St. Catharines calls upon the Government of Ontario (Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP) to amend Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020, to eliminate the development approval requirement provisions from adjacent municipalities and that the ‘host’ municipality be empowered to render final approval for landfills within their jurisdiction; and 31 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this motion be forwarded to Premier Doug Ford, Jeff Yurek the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Steve Clark the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, local MPP's., the Association of Ontario Municipalities (AMO) and Ontario’s Big City Mayors (formerly Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario-LUMCO) BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, thata copy of this resolution be forwarded to all Ontario municipalities with a request for supporting motions to be passed by respective Councils and copies of the supportingmotion be forwarded to Premier Doug Ford, Jeff Yurek the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Steve Clark the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the local MPP’s, the Association of Ontario Municipalities (AMO). If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at extension 1506. Bonnie Nistico-Dunk, City Clerk Legal and Clerks Services, Office of the City Clerk :ra Cc. Hon. Premier Doug Ford premier@ontario.ca Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Housing minister.mah@ontario.ca Jennifer Stevens, MPP - St. Catharines, JStevens-CO@ndp.on.ca Jeff Burch, MPP - Niagara Centre, JBurch-QP@ndp.on.ca Wayne Gates, MPP - Niagara Falls, wgates-co@ndp.on.ca Sam Oosterhoff, MPP - Niagara West-Glanbrook, sam.oosterhoff@pc.ola.org Association of Municipalities of Ontario amo@amo.on.ca Chair of Ontario's Big City Mayors, Cam Guthriemayor@guelph.ca All Ontario Municipalities (via email) 32 2021 Division Road North Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2Y9 Phone: (519) 733-2305 www.kingsville.ca kingsvilleworks@kingsville.ca December 21, 2020 TO: The Honourable Doug Ford (premier@ontario.ca) Premier of Ontario AND TO: Minister of Health Hon. Christine Elliott (christine.elliott@pc.ola.org) Board of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Attention: Lee Anne Damphouse, Executive Assistant to the Medical Officer of Health, CEO, and Board of Health (ldamphouse@wechu.org) The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (wahmed@wechu.org) Attention: Dr. Wajid Ahmed Medical Officer of Health, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Dear Premier: RE: Letterof Support forSmall Businesses At its Regular Meeting held on December 14, 2020 Kingsville Council passed the following Resolution: 704-2020 Moved By Councillor Kimberly DeYong Seconded By Councillor Larry Patterson Attention: Premier Doug Ford WHEREAS the health and safety of Ontarians is the number one priority and health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease; AND WHEREAS many businesses rely on the holiday season for their financial strength and whereby these businesses have faced unprecedented difficult times throughout 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions; 33 AND WHEREASclosing our small local businesses during the holiday season means many will not survive and business owners and their employees will lose their livelihoods; AND WHEREAS predominately made up of small independently owned businesses and closing them will force residents to travel out of town into larger crowds increasing their exposure to COVID-19; AND WHEREAS our small independent businesses have every reason to keep customers safe and are able to ensure limited capacity, customer contact tracing and disinfecting in-between customers and may be able to offer curb-side and delivery. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Kingsville calls upon the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, as well as the Ontario cabinet and Health officials, to protect the health of Ontarians and our small businesses by allowing them to remain open to in-store sales and service with limited capacity and increased safety measures; AND THAT this resolution be forwarded to: All Ontario municipalities; Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Hon. Victor Fedeli; Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Hon Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria; Minister of Health Hon. Christine Elliott; Minister of Finance Hon. Rod Phillips; Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Hon. Michael A. Tibollo; MPP Taras Natyshak; the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Board of Health; and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Medical Officer of Health Dr. Wajid Ahmed. CARRIED Yours very truly, Sandra Kitchen, Deputy Clerk-Council Services Legislative Services Department skitchen@kingsville.ca 34 cc: Taras Natyshak, MPP - Essex Email: tnatyshak-qp@ndp.on.ca Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Hon. Victor Fedeli Email vic.fedeli@pc.ola.org Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Hon Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria Email: prabmeet.sarkaria@pc.ola.og Minister of Finance Hon. Rod Phillips Email: rod.phillips@pc.ola.org Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Hon. Michael A. Tibollo Email: michael.tibolloCO@pc.ola.org All Ontario Municipalities 35 December 22, 2020 SENT VIA EMAIL City of Hamilton 71 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5 Attention: Andrea Holland,CityClerk(andrea.holland@hamilton.ca) RE:SUPPORT RESOLUTION FROM THE CITY OF HAMILTON,REQUEST FOR INTERIM CAP ON GAS PLANT AND GREENHOUSE GAS POLLUTION AND THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PLAN TO PHASE-OUT GAS-FIRED ELECTRICITY GENERATION Please be advised that Council for the Corporation of the Town of Lincoln at itsSpecial Council Meeting held on December 21, 2020, endorsed and passed the following motion in support of City of motion (attached) that was passed on November 11, 2020. Moved by: Councillor Paul MacPherson;Seconded by: Councillor Dianne Rintjema THAT Council for theCorporationoftheTown of Lincoln support the correspondenceitem as attached from the City of Hamilton,regardingRequest for Interim Cap onGas Plant and Greenhouse Gas Pollution and the Development and Implementation ofaPlan to Phase-Out Gas-Fired Electricity Generation. CARRIED Regards, Julie Kirkelos Town Clerk jkirkelos@lincoln.ca cc:Sam Oosterhoff, MPP Dean Allison, MP The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario 36 Andrea Horwath, Opposition Party Leader, New Democratic Party of Ontario, M.P.P Hamilton Centre Monique Taylor, M.P.P. Hamilton Mountain Paul Miller, M.P.P. Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Donna Skelly, M.P.P. Flamborough-Glanbrook Sandy Shaw, M.P.P. Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas Region of Waterloo Ontario Municipalities Association of Municipalities of Ontario 37 November 24, 2020 The Honourable Greg Rickford Minister of Energy, Northern Development & Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Whitney Block,Room 5630 5th Floor,99 Wellesley St. W. Toronto,ONM7A 1W1 Dear Minister Rickford: At its meeting of November 11, 2020, Hamilton City Council approved Item 10 of the General Issues Committee Report 20-018, which reads as follows: 10.Request for an Interim Cap on Gas Plant and Greenhouse Gas Pollution and the Development and Implementation of a Plan to Phase-Out Gas-Fired Electricity Generation(Item 10.2) WHEREAS, the Government of Ontario is planning to increase reliance on gas- -fired power plants, which is anticipated to increase greenhouse gas(GHG) pollution by more than 300% by 2025 and by more than 400% by 2040; of the world (which is in alignment with climate models and projections impacting northern climates most significantly); WHEREAS, the Province of Ontario will adversely impact more than a third of the greenhouse gas reductions it achieved by phasing-out its dirty coal-fired power plants, due to a power plan built around ramping up gas-fired generation to replace the output of the Pickering Nuclear Station (scheduled to close in 2024); WHEREAS, alternative options are available to reversing short sighted cuts to energy efficiency programs and stop under-investing in this quick to deploy and low-cost resource, which include maximizing our energy efficiency efforts by paying up to the same price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for energy efficiency measures as we are currently paying for power from nuclear plants (e.g., up to 9.5 cents per kWh); WHEREAS, the Province of Ontario should continue to support renewable energy projects that have costs that are below what we are paying for nuclear power and work with communities to make the most of these economic opportunities; WHEREAS, the Province of Ontario has alternative options to increasing gas- - cost 24/7 power from its water powered reservoir system as a possible alternative; 38 Cap on Gas Plant and Greenhouse Gas Pollution Page 2 of 2 WHEREAS, a fossil-free electricity system is efforts to reduce GHG emissions by replacing fossil fuel use with electric vehicles, electric buses, electric heat pumps, and other steps dependent on a fossil-free electricity supply; and, WHEREAS, our staff have notedthis problem in their report on Updated Timelines and SMART Corporate Goals and Areas of Focus for Climate l gas, and therefore GHG emissions, may continue to increase as the nuclear facilities are refurbished and the Province of Ontario further supplements the electricity grid THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: (a)That the City of Hamiltonrequest the Government of Ontario to place an interim cap of 2.5 mega tonnesper year on our gas plant and greenhouse gas pollution and develop and implement a plan to phase-out all gas-fired electricity generation by 2030 to ensure that Ontario meets itsclimate targets; and, (b)That a copy of this resolution be sent to the Premier of Ontario, to the local Therefore, there City of Hamilton respectfully requests your consideration of thismatter and looks forward to your response. Sincerely, Fred Eisenberger Mayor Copied:The Honourable Doug Ford,Premier of Ontario Andrea Horwath,Opposition Party Leader,New Democratic Party of Ontario, M.P.PHamilton Centre Monique Taylor,M.P.P. Hamilton Mountain Paul Miller,M.P.P. Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Donna Skelly,M.P.P. Flamborough-Glanbrook Sandy Shaw,M.P.P. Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas Region of Waterloo Ontario Municipalities Association of Municipalities of Ontario 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 December 9, 2020 Township of Malahide 87 John Street South Aylmer, ON N5H 2C3 Mayor and Council Onbehalfof the Aylmer Police ServicesBoard,Iwouldlike to take this opportunity to express our concern for the displayofunprofessionalismthat has been takingplace among Malahide inrespect to theTownofAylmer Police Service. Firstly, according toanAylmer Express article, one ofCouncilmembers indicatedthathewas going todrive into town, speeding, withno seatbelt on, talkingon thete Secondly,another Council member read aletterinopenforumatoneofyour Council meetings that clearlydiscreditedthe Aylmer Police Service.Thesearehighly inappropriateactionsfromelectedofficialswhoarerequiredtofollowa . Mayor Mennill, the Aylmer Police Services Board is that correspondencetobereadatyour Council meetingallowed public badgering ofanothermunicipality. Thepolice service that responds to emergencycalls in your .Thesetypes of actions divides and tarnisheswhat should be acivilandthepositiverelationshipbetweentwo neighbouring municipalities. It is unclear whether these short sighted outburstsbymembers of Councilwere fueled bythepolice costing, which Malahide hadrequestedor the recentFreedom marches. Regardless, we should embracethe fact thatthe Aylmer Police Service and the O.P.P. maintain a goodrapportwithone another andfocuson the safetyandwell-beingof both our communities throughmutual aid. P.O. Box 124 aylmerpsb@eastlink.ca Aylmer, Ontario www.aylmerpolice.com N5H 2R9 49 continued page 2 The Aylmer Police ServicesBoard takes pride in its local police force and the dedicated women andmenthatserveAylmer and surrounding area. Please feel free tocontacttheAylmerPolice Services Board if further clarification is required. Respectfully SheriAndrews-Chair,PeteBarbour, Bill Ungar, Tobi SiewandJackCouckuyt Aylmer Police ServicesBoard Members 50 Solicitor General Solliciteur général Office of the Solicitor GeneralBureau du solliciteur général the 25 Grosvenor Street, 18 Floor 25, rue Grosvenor, 18 étage Toronto ON M7A 1Y6 Toronto ON M7A 1Y6 Tel: 416 325-0408 Tél. : 416 325-0408 MCSCS.Feedback@Ontario.caMCSCS.Feedback@Ontario.ca 132-2020-5553 By email December24, 2020 Dear Head of Council/Chief Administrative Officer/Municipal Clerk: As you know, on January 1, 2019, amendments to the Police Services Act (PSA) came into force which mandate every municipality in Ontario to prepare and adopt a community safety and well-being (CSWB) plan, working in partnership with police services/boards and various other sectors, including health/mental health, education, community/social services, and children/youth services. As previously communicated, municipalities originally had two years from the in-force date to prepare and adopt their first CSWB plan (i.e., by January 1, 2021). The government recognizes that the pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for communities across Ontario. Over the past several months, we have heard from municipal partners that resources have been redirected to the pandemic response and, as a result, some haveexperienced delays in theirCSWB planning and engagement processes. Inan effort to support municipal, policing and community partners during the emergency, on April 14, 2020, the government passed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Protection Act, 2020, which amended the PSA toallow the Solicitor General to prescribe a new deadline for the completion and adoption of CSWB plans post January 1, 2021. This amendmentcame into force immediately upon Royal Assent. ould like to inform you that the new deadline for municipalities to prepare and I w adopt a CSWB plan is now July 1, 2021. This extension provides municipalities with an additional six months to complete their plans. This change will ensure municipalities, police services and local service providers can continue to dedicate the necessary capacity and resources to respond to COVID-19, while also providing adequate time to effectively undertake consultations, work collaboratively with multi-sectoral partners, and meet the legislative requirements to develop meaningful and effective CSWB plans. Community partners continue to underscore the importance and need for this type of holistic planning that addresses crime and complex social issues on a long-term, sustainable basis and improves the safety and well-being of Ontario communities. …/2 51 Head of Council/Chief Administrative Officer/Municipal Clerk Page 2 Despite the unforeseen challenges that the pandemic has created, it is encouraging to see municipalities across the province perservere and make significant progress on their CSWB plans through innovative and forward-thinking approaches. I greatly appreciate your on-going support as we move forward on this modernized approach to CSWB together. Through collaboration, we will continue to build safer and stronger communities in Ontario. Lastly, if municipalities have any questions about CSWB planning, please direct them to ministry staff, Tiana Biordi, Community Safety Analyst, at Tiana.Biordi@ontario.ca. Sincerely, Sylvia Jones Solicitor General 52 53 54