This week, Town Council will convene at 5:30pm for a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Committee. The agenda for this meeting can be found here.
Communications include the Town of Lakeshore dated March 9, 2018 Re: Dog Pound Services. Lakeshore is requesting input from Town Council regarding the vision for the Dog Pound including a possible rebranding.
a. CS-2018-19 2018 Keeping of Urban Chickens. Administration is requesting direction as to whether the raising of chickens ought to be regulated or prohibited within the urban limits of the Town. The options presented are:
1. Amend the Animal Control By-law No. 1999-07 to prohibit the keeping of urban chickens in urban areas.
2. Prohibit urban chickens in residential areas and allow residents to make a request to Council for an exemption to permit hen coops based on guidelines and criteria to be established.
3. Regulate the keeping of urban chickens through a permit or licensing program. If this option were preferred, Administration would develop a licensing model and regulations, including an annual permit fee and inspection. The fee would be adequate to cover staffing resources to administer, monitor and enforce the program.
b. CS-2018-28 Council Post-Retirement Benefits. A legal opinion has been received stating the Council must enact a separate by-law authorizing access to Post-Retirement Benefits after 16 years of service. It cannot be addressed administratively. The extension of benefits exists in several municipalities. Administration is requesting direction on this item.
c. CS-2018-29 Noise By-law Amendment. Council has asked to delegate authority for certain noise by-law exemptions. It is recommended that the Director Parks & Recreation be authorized to grant a noise by-law exemption for special events held in compliance with the Outdoor Special Events Policy No. 85, which do not offer the sale and/or consumption of alcohol and are scheduled within the hours of 8:00am to 11:00 pm.
New Business includes a discussion of the Canada Revenue One-Third Tax Exemption elimination for municipal officials by the Federal Government. This exemption supplied to Town Councillors a blanket tax credit to cover job-related costs such as mileage.
Regular business begins at 7pm. The agenda for this meeting can be found here.
and Twitter pages], advertised in the local media, delivered to local charitable and non-profit organizations, displayed on the Town’s LED sign, as well as posted in prominent locations in the Town’s facilities. Awardees will be considered at a Special Meeting of Council scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 6:00 pm.
and posted in prominent locations in the Town’s facilities (i.e. Town Hall, Tecumseh Arena and Cada Library Complex) in September 2018 and that that a Special Meeting of Council be scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 6:00 pm for the purpose of considering Committee and Local Board applications.
i) the current Official Plan designation of “Neighbourhood Commercial” to a “Medium Density Residential” designation with a site-specific policy that will establish a maximum density of 38 units per hectare; and
ii) the current “General Commercial Zone (C1)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 2 (R2)”
in order to permit the construction of a residential development consisting of three six unit, three-storey multi-unit dwellings, for a total of 18 dwelling units.