October 9th Meeting

This week, Council begins at 5pm with a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Committee.  The agenda can be found here.

Items include:

  1. CAO-2018-11 CAO Recruitment.  The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and a Community Representative will participate in a hiring committee.  Recruitment advertisements will placed in November, interviews held in December and a recommendation by the Hiring Committee in January to Council for consideration and approval. Allowing time for administrative logistics, the start date for the new CAO will be mid to late February 2019.
  2. CS-2018-16 Health and Safety Policy No. 7 Annual Review.  Administration recommends that Health and Safety Policy No. 7, as reviewed for the year 2018, in accordance with Section 25(2)(j) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, be approved; And that Health and Safety Policy No. 7, be posted in all Municipal Buildings.
  3. CS-2018-17 Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Policy No. 68 Annual Review.  Administration recommends that the Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Policy No. 68, as revised and appended to Report No. CS-2018-17, be approved;
    And that the approved Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Policy No. 68, be posted in all Municipal Buildings.  The Joint Health and Safety Committee members were not fully in favour of the proposed changes which involve third party reporting to Dunk and Associates for investigation.

A Public Meeting of Council begins at 6pm to discuss the East Townline Drain Report.  The agenda can be found here.  Administration recommends that the Drainage Report and Specifications for the East Townline Drain (St. Clair Outlet) as prepared by Mr. Mark Hernandez, P.Eng., of Dillon Consulting Ltd., dated September 7, 2018 be received; And that consideration be given to the first and second readings of a provisional by-law to adopt the Drainage Report;  And further that the Clerk give notice to all affected landowners of the Court of Revision to be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm in accordance with Section 46(1) of the Drainage Act subject to adoption of the provisional by-law.

Regular business begins at 7pm.  The agenda can be found here.

Delegations include Heritage Committee Chair Ian Froese and Vice-Chair Marian Drouillard Re: Cultural Heritage Properties (addition of Lacasse Park, St. Anne's Cemetery and Tecumseh and Area Historical Society grounds as Municipal Register Listings.  Mr. John Fase also wishes to speak to the report being presented recommending land use approval of the Petretta Construction proposal for the former Pud’s Place Marina.  Davide Petretta, Petretta Construction, will be present to answer questions from Council.
Communications - For Information include the Township of Amaranth dated September 20, 2018 Re: Licensing Process to Take Water for Commercial Water Bottling Facilities.  The Township of Amaranth requests that the licensing process to take water for commercial water bottling facilities be the same as the municipal licensing process and be subject to Source Water Protection regulations and all annual inspections and reviews within this process be included.

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca.


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