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Correspondence Agenda - 2021/03/18 The Corporation of the Township of Malahide CORRESPONDENCE AGENDA March 18, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. (F) Correspondence: 1. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Watch File – dated March 4 and 11, 2021. (Pages C3 – 9) 2. Township of Adjala-Tosorontio – Resolution requesting amendment to Tile Drain Installation Act requiring contractors to file farm tile drainage installation plans with local municipality. (Malahide Council supported a similar Resolution of the Township of Howick on December 17, 2020.) (Page 10) 3. Municipal of West Grey – Resolution supporting Grey Highlands resolution relating to insurance costs wherein they call on the Province of Ontario to review the seven recommendations of AMO to investigate municipal insurance issues. (Malahide Council supported a similar Resolution of Charlton & Dack and Larder Lake on January 21, 2021). (Pages 11 - 12) 4. Township of Brock – Resolution requesting the Province to reverse its decision to close the Ontario Fire College Campus in Gravenhurst. (Malahide Township supported a similar resolution on February 4, 2021). (Pages 13 -= 14) 5. Township of Howick – Resolution requesting the Province to provide a clear plan on how the Province intends to modernize and expand firefighter training ensuring equal access for all municipal fire departments as well as a plan for funding. (Page C15) 6. Fire Marshal’s Communique – Update on overview of the Ontario Fire College training modernization through several modes, including online and blended courses, Regional Training Centres, and Learning Contracts. (Pages C16 - 22) 7. Township of Brock – Resolution requesting Health Canada to ensure Federal cannabis licences conform with local zoning and control by-laws, ensure local authorities are notified of licence changes, and provide police and enforcement necessary support. (Pages 23 - 24) 8. Region of Niagara – Resolution requesting the Province 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. (Pages C25 - 26) 9. Township of Lake of Bays – Resolution requesting the Province to review and reconsider the capacity limits for restaurants across the Province be based on size of the square footage of the seating area instead of a flat occupancy. (Pages C27 - 28) 10. Region of Niagara – Resolution acknowledging crisis in Niagara regarding homelessness, lack of affordable housing, and requesting the Province and Federal Government for additional funding. (Pages C29 - 31) 11. City of Sarnia – Resolution requesting the Province to adjust the capacity limits for dining, restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities, place of worship, event centres, and all retail/small businesses as part of the colour coded system. (Pages C32 - 33) 12. Township of Southwold – Correspondence to the County of Elgin relating to the Economic Development – Service Delivery Review and requesting that local Economic Development Committees and staff be given an opportunity to review and comment on any recommendations that may be developed to ensure local, rural perspectives are considered. (Pages C34 - 36) 13. Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) – Correspondence noting the importance of continued municipal staff training. (Pages C37 - 38) 1 Diana Wilson From:AMO Communications <Communicate@amo.on.ca> Sent:March 4, 2021 10:01 AM To:Diana Wilson Subject:AMO WatchFile - March 4, 2021 AMO WatchFile not displaying correctly? View the online version Add Communicate@amo.on.ca to your safe list March 4, 2021 In This Issue - Cargo electric bikes pilot. - Healthy Communities Initiative. - Register for AMO’s Long-Term Care webinar. - Managing COVID-19 testing and vaccination appointments webinar. - EPT Spotlight: Internal reporting. - Group Buying Webinars in March. - Careers: AMO, Oshawa, The Nation, Dufferin County & City of Waterloo. Provincial Matters Matters As of March 1, 2021, MTO pilot regulations allow cargo electric bicycles on Ontario roads in municipalities that pass by-laws to allow them. The pilot program is permissive and at the discretion of municipal governments. Those that choose to allow e-bikes on their streets must inform MTO by sending an email to SPDB@ontario.ca and are subject to reporting requirements. For more information, see the pilot regulations, MTO municipal guidance and cargo e-bike program. Federal Matters The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million dollar investment from the federal government to support a broad range of organizations, including municipal governments, for projects that help communities with safe and vibrant public spaces, improving mobility options and providing innovative digital solutions to connect people and improve health. Organizations can apply up until March 9, 2021. Eye on Events Register today for AMO’s free webinar on Municipal Long-Term Care Advocacy. It will take place on March 24, 2021 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Managing high volumes of COVID-19 testing and vaccination appointments are challenges faced by municipalities and healthcare providers. AMO’s partner, 3 2 eSolutionsGroup, shows how its Appointio solution can address these challenges while decreasing the administrative burden on your staff. LAS EPT Spotlight: Communicating complex energy data to Council, management, or residents can be tricky. The new built-in reports in EPT make it simple to keep everyone informed on energy use and trends over time. Enhance your energy program - contact us to learn more. Municipal Group Buying Webinars: Register today to learn about our NEW! survey equipment category on March 10 @ 10am, and to get a refresher on how to stay legal and trade compliant while using cooperative purchasing on March 24 @ 10am. All part of the LAS Municipal Group Buying Program, and used by over 150 municipalities across Ontario. Careers Program Analyst - Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). Support best-in- class administration of vital infrastructure funds to municipalities with your strong data analysis and communications skills. Resumes should be submitted to careers@amo.on.ca by 4 p.m, March 17, 2021. Elections Officer - City of Oshawa. Posting Number: 002955. Department: Corporate Services. Branch: City Clerk Services. Reports to: Deputy Clerk. This position is a two (2) year temporary contract with the possibility of extension. Please apply to this position by 4:30 p.m., March 9, 2021 through City of Oshawa Current Job Postings. Asset Management & Infrastructure Coordinator - The Nation Municipality / Coordinateur des infrastructures et de la gestion des actifs - La municipalité de La Nation. Position status: Contract of 24 months with possibility of extension. Supervisor: Treasurer. Please send your resume by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021 to: Cécile Maisonneuve, Treasurer, 958 Route 500 West, Casselman, ON K0A 1M0. Email: cmaisonneuve@nationmun.ca; Telephone: 613.764.5444, ext. 224. Director of Corporate Services - County of Dufferin. Job ID: C22-21. Job Type: Permanent Full Time (Non Union). The Corporate Services department includes Treasury, Procurement, Information Technology (I.T.) and Clerks. Reports to the Chief Administrative Officer. Deadline to Apply: 4:30 p.m., March 22, 2021. Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter before the closing date and time to: hr@dufferincounty.ca. Director of Development & Tourism - County of Dufferin. Job ID: C23-21. Job Type: Permanent Full Time (Non Union). The Development and Tourism department includes Planning, Economic Development, Tourism (including the Museum of Dufferin) and Building Services. Reports to the Chief Administrative Officer. Deadline to Apply: 4:30 p.m., March 22, 2021. Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter before the closing date and time to: hr@dufferincounty.ca. Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Anti-Racism, Accessibility & Equity - City of Waterloo. The City of Waterloo invites applications from Indigenous persons, Black persons, non-Black racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with 4 3 disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons and others who are looking to be leaders in change. Candidates are invited to submit their resume through the online application process. For more details and to apply on-line, please visit the employment page of our website. Job Posting Deadline: March 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm or until position is filled. 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. Please consider the environment before printing this. Association of Municipalities of Ontario 200 University Ave. Suite 801,Toronto ON Canada M5H 3C6 To unsubscribe, please click here 5 1 Diana Wilson From:AMO Communications <Communicate@amo.on.ca> Sent:March 11, 2021 10:01 AM To:Diana Wilson Subject:AMO WatchFile - March 11, 2021 AMO WatchFile not displaying correctly? View the online version Add Communicate@amo.on.ca to your safe list March 11, 2021 In This Issue - PJ Marshall Awards - Call for submissions for 2021. - Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program questionnaire. - Let the AMO Conference be the highlight of your 2021 municipal calendar. - Register for AMO’s Long-Term Care webinar. - Accessibility & Your Municipality: Meeting your legal and ethical obligations. - Latest Blog - Asset Management regulation update. - Uncover energy savings opportunities in your buildings! - Improving efficiency and improve your bottom line. - EPT Spotlight: Benchmarking. - Procurement update: Municipal Group Buying webinar. - Easily manage boards, vacancies and appointments online. - Announcing a Circular Procurement Centre of Excellence. - Careers: AMO, Georgina, Guelph, Kincardine, Toronto and Huron County. AMO Matters Every year at the AMO Conference the PJ Marshall Award recognizes municipal projects that demonstrate excellence in the use of innovative approaches to improve capital and/or operating efficiency and generate effectiveness through alternative service delivery and partnerships. Deadline for submissions: May 28, 2021. Federal Matters Infrastructure Canada has launched a Program Development Questionnaire for the upcoming Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program. Completing the questionnaire will express your interest in the program and you will be contacted when the program is launched. Eye on Events Mark your calendar for AMO 2021, August 15-18. Listen and learn from keynote speaker Sheila Watt-Cloutier on the social, cultural, and economic impacts of climate 6 2 change and what that means for your communities. Make sure to register by April 30 for the early bird rate. Register today for AMO’s free webinar on Municipal Long-Term Care Advocacy. It will take place on March 24, 2021 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. What are your municipality’s legal and ethical obligations to persons with disabilities? AMO’s partner, eSolutionsGroup, addresses current Ontario legislation and how it affects content and systems compliance, technical aspects of updating and maintaining accessible content on your website. Register now for the April 8 or April 15 webinar. LAS Stay up-to-date with the latest Asset Management regulation. The next reporting milestone is due on July 1, 2021 and requires an asset management plan covering a municipality's core infrastructure. There are opportunities for energy savings lurking in your buildings. Sign up for an Energy Treasure Hunt workshop this spring to find them. Find out how some municipalities have already uncovered tens of thousands of dollars in savings. Contact Christian Tham to find out more! 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AMO Partners AMO’s electronic meeting management partner, eSCRIBE, recently released Board Manager (Lite & Plus) to help municipalities manage boards, members, vacancies and appointments electronically. Contact Fiona Tsang for more details. Municipal Wire* CircularProcurement.ca offers resources for municipalities to support circular procurement: guidance and best practice, business models, policies and frameworks, and case studies from around the world and for top spend categories. Careers Program Analyst - Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). Support best-in- class administration of vital infrastructure funds to municipalities with your strong data analysis and communications skills. Resumes should be submitted to 7 3 careers@amo.on.ca by 4 p.m, March 17, 2021. Seasonal Road Attendant - Town of Georgina. Responsible for providing general maintenance to all Town roads and Town owned road-side properties. Job ID #: 2021.13S. Department: Operations & Infrastructure. Duration: May 3, 2021 to October 1, 2021. Number of Positions: 1. Please apply by visiting the Current Opportunities section on the Careers page on our website by March 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Seasonal Road Attendant (2 - Part Time) - Town of Georgina. Responsible for providing general maintenance to all Town roads and Town owned road-side properties. Job ID #: 2021.12S. Department: Operations & Infrastructure. Status: 24 hours per week. Duration: May 3, 2021 to October 1, 2021. Number of Positions: 2. Please apply by visiting the Current Opportunities section on the Careers page on our website by March 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Deputy CAO, Infrastructure, Development & Enterprise Services (IDE) - City of Guelph. The incumbent provides corporate leadership and functional oversight for the departments: Economic Development and Tourism; Engineering and Transportation Services; Environmental Services; Planning and Building Services; and Facilities and Energy Management. Qualified applicants are invited to apply by March 19, 2021 by sending their cover letter and resume as one document (pdf or word) by email to Mark Ellis, General Manager, Human Resources. Manager of Development Services/CBO - Municipality of Kincardine. Reports to: Director, Infrastructure & Development. Position Status: Regular, Full-Time. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application online at Municipality of Kincardine Career Opportunities no later than March 19, 2021. Manager, Elections Services (Communications, Public Education, Training & Recruitment) - City of Toronto. Reports to: Director, Election Services (Operations). For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit Jobs at the City. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 15237, by Friday, March 19, 2021. Manager of Strategic Initiatives - Municipality of Kincardine. This position will be responsible to lead and oversee the research, planning, and implementation of economic development, corporate communication, and community development initiatives. Reports to: Chief Administrative Officer. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application online at Municipality of Kincardine Career Opportunities no later than March 22, 2021. Manager of Public Works - County of Huron. Reports to: Director of Operations/County Engineer. Please note the Submission Guidelines in the job posting. Please forward your letter of application and resume by 4:30 p.m., Friday March 26, 2021 to: humanresources[at]huroncounty[dot]ca. About AMO AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario's 444 municipal 8 4 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. Please consider the environment before printing this. Association of Municipalities of Ontario 200 University Ave. Suite 801,Toronto ON Canada M5H 3C6 To unsubscribe, please click here 9 7855 Sideroad 30 Alliston, ON L9R 1V1 P.: 705-434-5055 F.: 705-434-5051 www.adjtos.ca February 26, 2021 The Honourable Ernie Hardeman Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs By email only: ernie.hardeman@pc.ola.org Dear Mr. Hardeman, Please be advised that the following resolution was passed at the February 10, 2021 Township of Adjala-Tosorontio Council meeting. Moved by: Deputy Mayor Meadows Seconded by: Councilor Hall-Chancey Resolved, THAT the Council of the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio request the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs amend the Tile Drainage Installation Act and/or the regulations under the Act that would require tile drainage contractors file farm tile drainage installation plans with the local municipality; and further, THAT this resolution be forwarded to Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Minister Ernie Hardeman), Jim Wilson, MPP Simcoe-Grey, Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron Bruce, Randy Pettapiece, MPP Perth Wellington, Rural Ontario Municipal Association, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Christian Farmers Federation Of Ontario, Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario, Drainage Superintendents of Ontario and all Ontario municipalities. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Sincerely, Alice Byl Alice Byl Deputy Clerk Township of Adjala-Tosorontio 10 February 24, 2021 Re: Municipal Insurance Rates West Grey Council passed the following resolution at the February 16, 2021 council meeting: The Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of West Grey hereby supports the resolution of The Municipality of Grey Highlands dated January 22, 2021 wherein they call on the Province of Ontario to review the seven recommendations of AMO to investigate the following municipal insurance issues, as insurance premiums will soon be out of reach for many communities: 1. The provincial government adopt a model of full proportionate liability to replace joint and several liability. 2. Implement enhancements to the existing limitations period including the continued applicability of the existing 10-day rule on slip and fall cases given recent judicial interpretations and whether a one-year limitation period may be beneficial. 3. Implement a cap for economic loss awards. 4. Increase the catastrophic impairment default benefit limit to $2 million and increase the third-party liability coverage to $2 million in government regulated automobile insurance plans. 5. Assess and implement additional measures which would support lower premiums or alternatives to the provision of insurance services by other entities such as non-profit insurance reciprocals. 11 6. Compel the insurance industry to supply all necessary financial evidence, including but not limited to, premiums, claims and deductible limit changes which support its own and municipal arguments as to the fiscal impact of joint and several liability. 7. Establish a provincial and municipal working group to consider the above and put forward recommendations to the Attorney General; and That this motion be provided to the Premier of Ontario, Minister of Finance, Attorney General of Ontario, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and all municipalities in Ontario. Sincerely, Genevieve Scharback, Director of Administration / Clerk Municipality of West Grey www.westgrey.com 12 February 25, 2021 The Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario premier@ontario.ca Dear Honourable Sir: Re: Ontario Fire College, Gravenhurst Please be advised that the Council of the Township of Brock, at their meeting held on February 22, 2021 adopted the following resolution: Resolution Number 24-2 MOVED by Michael Jubb and SECONDED by Cria Pettingill WHEREAS the Ontario Fire College has been in existence since 1949; and, WHEREAS the Ontario Fire College is one of the primary sources of certified training for Ontario Firefighters; and, WHEREAS the Ontario Fire College has built a reputation of integrity, credibility, and reliability in providing some of the best training to our Fire Services within the Province of Ontario; and, WHEREAS the Ontario Fire College has been used to train and certify both Volunteer, Part Time and Career firefighters throughout Ontario; and, WHEREAS the Ontario Fire College gives Ontario Firefighters another option other than Regional Training Centres to obtain National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certifications; and, WHEREAS the Ontario Fire College is the most cost effective method to certify Firefighters to NFPA Standards in Ontario; and, WHEREAS the Ontario Government enacted and revoked 0. Reg. 379/18: Firefighter Certification in 2018; and, WHEREAS when the Ontario Government revoked 0. Reg. 379/18: The Firefighter certification, it was made known by the Office of the Solicitor General that the act would be amended and brought back in the future; 13 Page 2 of 2 THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of the Township of Brock requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the Ontario Fire College as the OFC is one of the best and most cost effective methods for municipalities to train their firefighters which assists us in protecting our residents; and, BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED THAT this Resolution is forwarded to the Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario, the Honourable Sylvia Jones; Ontario Solicitor General, the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Jon Pegg, the Ontario Fire Marshal; and all municipalities within the Province of Ontario. MOTION CARRIED Thank you for your consideration. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned. Yours truly, THE TOWNSHIP OF BROCK Becky Jamieson Municipal Clerk BJ:dh cc. The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Ontario Solicitor General - sylvia.jones@ontario.ca The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing - minister.mah@ontario.ca Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal – Jon.Pegg@ontario.ca Ontario municipalities 14 March 3, 2021 Premier Doug Ford By email only premier@ontario.ca Dear Premier Ford: Please be advised that the following resolution was passed at the March 2, 2021 Howick Council meeting: Moved by Deputy Reeve Bowman; Seconded by Councillor Hargrave: Whereas, the Province of Ontario has announced that as of March 31, 2021 the Gravenhurst campus of the Ontario Fire College will be permanently closed; and Whereas, the Province of Ontario announced plans to modernize and expand access to firefighter training in Ontario; and Whereas, there has been no clear plan communicated by the Province of Ontario on how to obtain firefighter training in the absence of the Ontario Fire College campus; and Whereas, there has been no clear plan communicated by the Province of Ontario on how firefighter training in Ontario will be modernized and expanded; and Whereas, there has been no clear plan communicated by the Province of Ontario regarding the costs or funding for modernized and expanded firefighter training in Ontario; and Whereas, the Township of Howick is a small rural municipality that operates a volunteer fire department to provide fire protection; Now therefore, be it resolved that Council respectfully request a clear plan be communicated that establishes how the Province intends to modernize and expand firefighter training ensuring equal access to all municipal fire departments in Ontario, and as well, present a plan for funding to subsidise and or regulate the cost for firefighter training in the Province of Ontario. Carried. Resolution No. 59/21 If you require any further information, please contact this office, thank you. Yours truly, Carol Watson Carol Watson, Clerk Township of Howick Cc Solicitor General Sylvia Jones Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson Ontario Fire Marshal Jon Pegg Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Mark McDonald AMO President Graydon Smith All Ontario Municipalities 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 The Corporation of The Township of Brock 1 Cameron St. E., P.O. Box 10 Cannington, ON L0E 1E0 705-432-2355 March 2, 2021 The Honourable Patty Hajdu Health Canada Minister of Health Canada Ottawa, Ontario Via email: Patty.Hajdu@parl.gc.ca via email: hcinfo.infosc@canada.ca Dear Honourable Madam: Re: Cannabis Licencing and Enforcement Please be advised that the Council of the Township of Brock, at their meeting held on February 22, 2021 adopted the following resolution: Resolution Number 22-2 MOVED by Michael Jubb and SECONDED by Cria Pettingill WHEREAS the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) to create the foundation for a comprehensive national framework to provide restricted access to regulated cannabis, and to control its production, distribution, sale, importation, exportation, and possession; WHEREAS the police have not been given lawful authority to lay charges under the Cannabis Act to appropriately respond to violations of Health Canada Registrations and Licenses; WHEREAS there is no direct communication or dedicated effort to provide a communication channel between Municipal government staff or Police Agencies for dealing with Health Canada Registrations and Licenses; WHEREAS the Township of Brock has not been consulted by Health Canada prior to the issuance of licenses for properties not in compliance with municipal zoning by-laws;the future; BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Brock requests that Health Canada: 1. Require Federal Licenses and Registrations for Designated Growers to conform with local zoning and control by-laws; 2. Ensure local authorities are provided with notification of any licence issuance, amendment, suspension, reinstatement or revocation within their region; If this information is required in an accessible format, please contact the Township at 705-432-2355. 23 Page 2 of 2 3. Provide dedicated communication with local governments and Police services; 4. Provide lawful authority to Police agencies to lay charges when registered or licences operations grow in excess of their registration or licence through Health Canada; and, 5. Provide enforcement support and guidance to local municipalities for dealing with land use complaints relating to Cannabis. AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Brock will forward this motion by email to the following partners: All municipalities in Ontario; the MP and MPP of Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock; the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; and the Durham Region Police Services with the request that the Federal government enact legislation to better support local governments with land use management and enforcement issues as they relate to Cannabis Production and Processing. MOTION CARRIED Thank you for your consideration. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned. Yours truly, THE TOWNSHIP OF BROCK Becky Jamieson Municipal Clerk BJ:dh cc. The Honourable Christine Elliott, Minister of Health, Ontario – christine.elliott@ontario.ca The Honourable Laurie Scott, MPP, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock - laurie.scottco@pc.ola.org Jamie Schmale, MP, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock -Jamie.schmale@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – minister.omafra@ontario.ca The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food -Marie- Claude.Bibeau@parl.gc.ca Inspector Ryan Connolly, DRPS -northdivision@drps.ca Ontario municipalities 24 March 4, 2021 CL 4-2021, February 25, 2021 DISTRIBUTION LIST SENT ELECTRONICALLY Re: Schedule 6, Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 Regional Council, at its meeting held on February 25, 2021, passed the following resolution: WHEREAS Schedule 6 of Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 considers amendments to the Environmental Assessment Act relating to municipal autonomy and the principle that municipalities can veto a development outside their municipal boundary in an adjacent municipality; 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; WHEREAS Bill 197 establishes a dangerous precedent that could be expanded to other types of development; 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. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: 1. That while the Region of Niagara supports the Act’s open-for-business approach, the municipality CALLS upon the Government of Ontario (Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & 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’ 25 municipality be empowered to render final approval for landfills within their jurisdiction; 2. That a copy of this motion BE FORWARDED to Premier Doug Ford, Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, local M.P.Ps., and the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) and; 3. That a 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 supporting motion be forwarded to Premier Doug Ford, Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, local Members of Provincial Parliament, and the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO). In accordance with the resolution, it is respectfully requested that your municipality consider passing a supporting resolution to be forwarded to Premier Doug Ford, Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, local Members of Provincial Parliament, and the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO). Yours truly, Ann-Marie Norio Regional Clerk CLK-C 2021-043 Distribution List: All Municipalities in Ontario 26 • LAKE QfBAYS T 705 -635-2272 TF 1-877 -566 -0005 F 705-635-2132 TOWNSHIP OF LAKE OF BAYS 1012 Dwight Beach Rd Dwight, ON POA lHO • • MU SKOK A • March 2, 2021 Via Email Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen's Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Ford: RE: Capacity Limits for Restaurants in Stage 2 under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020 On behalf of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lake of Bays, please be advised Council is striving to support their local businesses during this pandemic however, the uncertainty they face day to day as rules change have become overwhelming and onerous to these small businesses and something needs to change. With that said, Council at their last regular meeting on March 2, 2021 had a wholesome discussion regarding the challenges our businesses are facing. The following resolution is a result of those discussions: "Resolution #S(b)/03/02/21 WHEREAS the Province of Ontario passed 0. Reg. 263/20, Rules for Areas in Stage 2 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020; AND WHERAS Schedule 2, Subsection 1 (7) states that the total number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors in the establishment must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the establishment, and in any event cannot exceed 10 patrons; AND WHEREAS restaurants throughout the Province are facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the amount of patrons being turned away is impacting the overall experience of the restaurants; AND WHEREAS many restaurants fluctuate in size and would be able to accommodate more than 1 O patrons, while maintaining a physical 100 LAKES TO EXPLORE ... 2 27 • Page2 LAKE QfBAYS • • MU SKOK A • T 705 -635-2272 TF 1-877-566 -0005 F 705-635-2132 TOWNSHIP OF LAKE OF BAYS 1012 Dwight Beach Rd Dwight, ON POA lHO distance of at least two metres from every other person in the establishment; AND WHEREAS the inequity of establishing a capacity limit of no more than 10 patrons for larger restaurants continues to impact the financial viability of the restaurants during this difficult time; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of Township of Lake of Bays hereby requests that the Provincial Government review and reconsider the capacity limits for restaurants across the Province be based on the size of the square footage of the seating area instead of a flat occupancy. AND FURTHER THAT the concept of introducing capacity limits for other businesses listed in Schedule 2 of O.Reg 263/20 being impacted by the constant uncertainty of their operations during this pandemic including restaurants, personal care services, resorts, camps, fitness and recreational amenities, churches, etc. be considered while in lockdown status. AND FURTHER THAT this motion be forwarded to the Premier, Doug Ford, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and all Ontario municipalities." Council appreciates and thanks you for all your hard work and dedication during these unprecedented times and is hopeful that the above-noted resolution will assist in amending the restrictions set out in the COVID-19 Response Framework. Sincerely, C~~ M.A., CMO, AOMC, Director of Corporate Services/Clerk. CS/cw Copy to: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit All Ontario Municipalities 100 LAKES TO EXPLORE 28 March 4, 2021 CL 4-2021, February 25, 2021 PHSSC 2-2021, February 16, 2021 Minute Item No. 5.1, February 16, 2021 MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO (AMO) SENT ELECTRONICALLY Motion respecting Homelessness, Mental Health and Addiction in Niagara Minute Item No. 5.1 Regional Council, at its meeting held on February 25, 2021, approved the following resolution from its Public Health and Social Services Committee: WHEREAS Niagara Region prides itself as being a caring and compassionate community that continually strives to be a place where people want to live, work and play; WHEREAS providing access to safe, adequate and affordable housing for everyone is fundamental to achieving that goal; WHEREAS Niagara Region acknowledges that mental health, mental illness, addiction and homelessness, while important issues, are not homogenous, interchangeable or consistently interconnected, and doing so may over simplify exceptionally complex issues that require targeted policy solutions and intervention; WHEREAS Niagara Region’s 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP), A Home For All, outlines the Region’s vision, challenges, and the actions required to achieve its goals; WHEREAS Niagara Region has embarked on an ambitious effort to end chronic homelessness through participation in the national Built for Zero campaign; WHEREAS Regional Council formally adopted Mental Health and Wellbeing (2.2) and Addressing Affordable Housing Needs (2.3) as strategic priorities for the current term of our Council; WHEREAS a recent KPMG report commissioned by Niagara Region indicated that Council invests more levy funding than its peers into homelessness, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to addressing the issue; WHEREAS Niagara Region acknowledges that people living in shelters are part of the crisis and not the solution; WHEREAS Niagara Region has two planned housing projects that would directly address those in Niagara who experience chronic homelessness; 29 WHEREAS the implementation plan for Council’s strategic objectives states that staff will identify gaps within the mental health system to increase the functionality and collaboration within it; WHEREAS the same implementation plan directed staff to partner with Ontario Health (formally the LHIN) to review the local landscape to identify opportunities, including new investment; WHEREAS the treatment and supports for mental illness, addiction, and homelessness are predominantly funded and directed by the Province; WHEREAS the success of the Region’s Housing and Homelessness Action Plan is dependent on a commitment of sustained and increased funding (both operational and capital) from all levels of government to address the issues of housing insecurity and homelessness in Niagara; and WHEREAS the needs of the community far outweigh Niagara Region’s available resources and funding required to effectively address these issues, and the support of both the Provincial and Federal governments are needed to meet these needs. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 1. That Niagara Region Council officially ACKNOWLEDGE that a significant crisis exists in Niagara in regard to the prevalence of chronic homelessness and the lack of affordable housing that far surpasses the Region’s ability to meet the vision dictated in its 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP); 2. That the Regional Chair BE DIRECTED to send advocacy letters directly to the appropriate Federal and Provincial ministries outlining Niagara’s current situation and requesting additional funding be provided to ensure Niagara can meet the vision outlined in its housing action plan; 3. That the Regional Chair BE DIRECTED to advocate to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development for the required operational funding for the planned supportive and bridge housing initiatives; 4. That Regional staff BE DIRECTED, in alignment with the planned review of Council’s strategic priorities, to produce a report specifically highlighting the progress being made and critical gaps in regard to services related to mental health, addictions and wellbeing; 5. That Regional staff BE DIRECTED to continue providing Regional Council updates on the HHAP and Built for Zero initiatives; 6. That Regional staff BE DIRECTED to request an update from the Overdose Prevention and Education Network of Niagara (OPENN) regarding the current status of the actions being taken to address addiction related issues in Niagara; and 30 7. That a copy of this motion be sent to all members of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). Yours truly, Ann-Marie Norio Regional Clerk :kl CLK-C 2021- 044 31 THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF SARNIA City Clerk’s Department 255 Christina Street N. PO Box 3018 Sarnia ON Canada N7T 7N2 519-332-0330 (phone) 519-332-3995 (fax) 519-332-2664 (TTY) www.sarnia.ca clerks@sarnia.ca March 4, 2021 The Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen's Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Ford, Re: Colour Coded Capacity Limits At its meeting held on March 1, 2021, Sarnia City Council discussed the challenges local businesses are facing with respect to the colour coded system within the Province’s COVID-19 Response Framework. The following motion was adopted: That Sarnia City Council strongly advocate to the Province of Ontario that they adjust the capacity limits for dining, restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities, places of worship, event centers, and all retail/small businesses as part of the colour coded system. The following rationale was provided with the introduction of the motion:  The red zone currently only allows 10 people indoors at a dining or a sporting / recreational facility (regardless of the size), places of worship are capped at 30% or 50 people, and retail / small business is limited to a 50% capacity.  These businesses and organizations have heavily invested in facility improvements and expensive upgrades to ensure safe social distancing and have all the appropriate safety and protection measures in place.  Businesses in particular cannot properly plan under the current uncertainty and that means the loss of jobs and income for both workers and owners as well as mental health challenges. 32  Indoor capacity limits for restaurants, dining, sporting / recreational facilities, event centers, retail / small business, and places of worship should not involve arbitrary numbers (regardless of size), but instead be changed to the amount of people per facility which ensures that strict and safe social distancing can be maintained. Sarnia City Council has requested that all municipalities in Ontario join this advocacy effort. On behalf of Sarnia City Council, I look forward to your reply. Sincerely, Amy Burkhart Acting City Clerk Cc: All Ontario Municipalities Ms. Marilyn Gladu, MP Sarnia-Lambton Mr. Bob Bailey, MPP Sarnia-Lambton 33 TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHWOLD 35663 Fingal Line Fingal, ON NOL 1K0 OFFICE OF THE CLERK Phone: (519) 769-2010 Fax: (519) 769-2837 Email: cao(k5outhwoldca March 2. 2021 County of Elgin 450 Sunset Drive St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1 RE: Economic Development— Service Delivery Review Please find enclosed a letter from the Township of Southwold Economic Development Committee regarding the Service Delivery Review Also, Council at its Regular Meeting on Monday February 22, 2021 passed the following resolution: 2021-069 Economic Development — Service Delivery Review THAT Council of the Township of Southwold supports the Economic Development Committee letter regarding the Service Delivery Review. CARRIED If you have any questions or require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you. Encl. Cc: Town of Aylmer Municipality of Bayham Municipality of Central Elgin Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Township of Malahide Municipality of West Elgin City of St. Thomas 34 TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHWOLD 35663 Fingal Line Fingal, ON NOL 1 KO Phone: (519) 769-2010 Fax: (519) 769-2837 February 18, 2021 County of Elgin 450 Sunset Drive St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 5V1 Re: Economic Development - Service Delivery Review I am writing on behalf of the Township of Southwold Economic Development Committee. At a recent meeting, the committee was made aware that the recent Service Delivery Review identified greater collaboration with the City of St. Thomas on Economic Development, specifically a joint Economic Development Corporation. While the Committee supports finding ways to improve service delivery and helping local business, there are some reservations about creation of an Economic Development Corporation. With respect to Economic Development, the Township, County and other local municipalities have worked very closely together to advance common goals and objectives to improve the business environment in the County. Any future direction will need to ensure that rural economic development remains a central focus for the County or a new Corporation. There are concerns that a joint Economic Development Corporation with the City of St. Thomas may not be able to provide the level of service and expertise required by rural municipalities. The Southwold Economic Development Committee understands that local Councillors and staff are being consulted to develop options for consideration. The committee requests that local Economic Development Committees and staff be given an opportunity to review and comment on any recommendations that may be developed. It will be important that the local, rural perspective be considered to ensure any future changes will improve on the current system, rather than diminish what we have. Thank you for your consideration. 35 Yours truly, Peter North Chairperson Southwold Economic Development Committee cc: Township of Southwold Council Municipality of Bayham Township of Malahide Town of Aylmer Municipality of Central Elgin Municipality of Dutton-Dunwich Municipality of West Elgin 36 February 18, 2021 AN OPEN LETTER TO ONTARIO MUNICIPAL COUNCILS Dear Council, As a vital municipal association with membership roots that reach deep into each and every part of Ontario, we know the challenges you have faced in continuing to provide essential municipal services within your community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As elected officials, we know that you recognize the contribution made by your municipal staff, many of whom are members of AMCTO. Municipal professionals across this entire province have been at the forefront of service delivery, applying their knowledge and skills to innovate processes and procedures to meet the evolving needs of residents and businesses. One key point that is often overlooked in this pandemic is that many municipal staff were prepared to act and innovate BECAUSE of the professional municipal training and development they receive from organizations like AMCTO. The leadership skills, education and technical training prepare your staff in getting ahead of immediate community needs, reacting and responding to new challenges brought on by COVID-19. This unique and sought-after skillset has allowed your staff to provide council with options and solutions for keeping your municipality running. In these challenging financial times, there will be temptation to divert operational funding away from staff training budgets. Now more than ever, it is crucial that municipalities continue to invest in your most valuable resource – your staff. In addition to increased levels of employee retention, engagement and empowerment, investments in staff professional development strengthens your council’s ability to provide reliable, effective and efficient services to your community, both today and in the future. The question is no longer “if” 37 you innovate but “when”. Innovation comes with knowledge, training, and exposing municipal staff to new opportunities to grow and develop professionally. On behalf of AMCTO and its over 2,200 members, please accept my heartfelt thank you for your service during these difficult times. As “Municipal Experts”, AMCTO will continue to be at your service to help you and your staff meet the needs of your community. Sincerely, Robert Tremblay, MPA, CMO, AOMC President AMCTO CC: Graydon Smith, President, AMO ___________________________________ Robert Tremblay, MPA, CMO, AOMC President 2680 Skymark Ave. # 610 Mississauga, ON L4W 5L6 president@amcto.com www.amcto.com 38