2016-04-19_Council


MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
April 19 2016
SUMMARY OF MOTIONS




MOTION 160419.01    Minutes Regular Session, March 15, 2016. 1

MOTION 160419.02    Bridgetown P-12 School Playground Society Recreation Facility Development Grant Application – Request Letter of Support / Acknowledgement2

MOTION 160419.03    Bridgetown Water Meter Replacement3

MOTION 160419.04    Junction Road Shoulder Widening. 3

MOTION 160419.05    Annapolis Royal Wharf Association - Grant Request3

MOTION 160419.06    Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy Amendments. 3

MOTION 160419.07    Bridgetown Land Use Bylaw Amendments. 3

MOTION 160419.08       Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw – First Reading to Amend. 4

MOTION 160419.09       Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Public Hearing. 4

MOTION 160419.10    Development Agreement Application – Types of Use and Conditions  4

MOTION 160419.11    Enter Into Development Agreement with Milton Hamilton and Janice King Hamilton PID05149653 – First Reading. 5

MOTION 160419.12    Enter Into Development Agreement – Public Hearing. 5

MOTION 160419.13    Bridgetown Swimming Pool Fencing Bylaw Repeal – First Reading  6

MOTION 160419.14    AM-1.4.1 System of Fire Inspections Policy - Amend. 6

MOTION 160419.15    AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors Policy - Amend. 6

MOTION 160419.16       Heart of the Valley BMX Skate Park Society – Release Grant Monies Designated in 2013. 7

MOTION 160419.17    Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Collaboration with Citizens. 7

MOTION 160419.18    Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Letter of Intent7

MOTION 160419.19    Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Maintenance, Parks Inventory  8

MOTION 160419.20    Jubilee Park Floating Dock Advisory Group. 8

MOTION 160419.21    Acadian Passport Project Approve 2016-17 Expenditure. 8

MOTION 160419.22    Acadian Passport Project – Re-evaluate Support after 2016-17  8

MOTION 160419.23       BVFD – Facilitate Application to Farm Credit Canada Agri-Spirit Fund  8

MOTION 160419.24    Municipally-Registered Heritage Property Davies/Repici House – Request for Substantial Alteration... 9

MOTION 160419.25    Municipally-Registered Heritage Property – Tupperville School Museum Request for Non-Substantial Alteration. 9

MOTION 160419.26    Authorize Warden and Clerk to Sign TIR Agreement 2016-002 South Broadway Avenue, Cornwallis Park. 9

MOTION 160419.27    Letter to Minister of Justice – Support Annapolis County Street Crimes Unit9

MOTION 160419.28    Tiny Home Readiness – Addy to Year 1 Priority List, Municipal Economic Development Strategy... 10

MOTION 160419.29    Invest Nova Scotia Application to Business Nova Scotia - Submit10

MOTION 160419.30    Nova Scotia SPCA – Not Enter into a Contract10

MOTION 160419.31    2016-17 General Operating Audited Surplus. 10

MOTION 160419.32    2016-17 Sewer Operating Audited Deficit10

MOTION 160419.33    2016-17 General Operating Budget10

MOTION 160419.34    2016-17 Tax Rates, Due Dates, & Interest Rate. 11

MOTION 160419.35    2016-17 Capital Budget – Admin Building Grass Pellet11

MOTION 160419.36    2016-17 Capital Budget – Basinview Ctr. Parking Lot Rehabilitation. 11

MOTION 160419.37    2016-17 Capital Budget – e-Council Hardware. 11

MOTION 160419.38    2016-17 Municipal Parks Improvement Program – Bridgetown Wharf and Annapolis Wharf.. 11

MOTION 160419.39       2016-17 Capital Budget – Mun Parks Improvement Prg– Nictaux Playground. 11

MOTION 160419.40    2016-17 Capital Budget12

MOTION 160419.41    2017-2021 Capital Plan. 12

MOTION 160419.42    2016-17 Area Rates. 12

MOTION 160419.43    Bridgetown Community Recreation Association – Letter of Support for Recreation Facility Development Grant Application. 13

MOTION 160419.44    Lawrencetown and District Swimming Pool Society – Letter of Support for Recreation Facility Development Grant Application  13

MOTION 160419.45    Letter of Response to Jane McDowell, Sewer Tax Increase  13

MOTION 160419.46    Excuse Meeting Absence –Policy AM-1.2.1 - Chipman. 13









Minutes of the regular session of Municipal Council held on April 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Municipal Administration Building, Annapolis Royal, NS



Present: Warden Reg Ritchie; Deputy Warden Timothy Habinski: Councillors Marilyn Wilkins, Brian “Fuzzy” Connell, Wayne Fowler, Gregory Heming, Alex Morrison, Frank Chipman, Martha Roberts, Diane LeBlanc, and Horace Hurlburt.

Absent:   Councillor Paul McDonald, Gregory Heming

Also Present: Chief Administrative Officer John Ferguson, Municipal Clerk Carolyn Young, other staff.



Additions/Deletions

Requests were made for the following additions to the agenda: 12(A) Bridgetown Community Recreation Association, (B) Strategic Planning Workshop – Reschedule, (C) Lawrencetown Pool, (D) RFD – Annapolis Royal Wharf Grant Application, (E) Letter from Jane McDowell, April 18th, Sewer Increase.



Approval of the Agenda

Upon motion of Councillor Chipman, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, the agenda was approved as amended. Motion carried unanimously.



Minutes

MOTION 160419.01           Minutes Regular Session, March 15, 2016

Councillor Fowler moved, seconded by Councillor Chipman, to approve the minutes of the regular session of Council held on March 15, 2015, as circulated. Motion carried unanimously.



Business Arising from the Minutes

There was no business arising from the minutes.



In-Camera (if required)

It was moved by Councillor Roberts, seconded by Councillor Connell, to meet in-camera in accordance with Section 22 (2) (g) legal advice eligible for solicitor client privilege, of the Municipal Government Act, at 10:05 a.m. until 10:17 a.m.



Municipal Solicitor’s Report



Re: Municipal Solicitor (March)

·  A report for the month of March was circulated in the agenda package.

It was moved by Councillor Fowler, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, to receive the monthly report for information. Motion carried unanimously.

·  An annual report for 2016-17 was circulated in the agenda package.

Councillor Fowler moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, to receive the annual report for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Councillor Comments



District 6 - Councillor Morrison reported that on Friday 22 April, Earth Day, District 6 will be alive with “picker-uppers”. The staff of the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre will be on Highway 1 between the Pettipas Garage in Deep Brook and the Berry family business in Clementsport. Also supporting the cleanup will be members of the Cornwallis Community Gardens Association and local residents who will pay special attention to the Cornwallis Park residential area as well as helping in other areas where needed, as well as students and staff of the Clark Rutherford Memorial School and those who belong to the FUNDY YMCA “after school” program. Councillor Morrison will continue along the rest of Highway 1 in District 6 as well as the Waldec Road and all of the side roads. “Chase the Ace” previously held on Saturdays at the Clementsport Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is moving to a Friday time slot; this is in response to folks who have commented they would like to have an opportunity to participate in Chasing the Ace” while enjoying the Friday evening Legion suppers. The next event is from 5 to 7 pm on Friday 22 April and tickets may be purchased by everyone age 19 and over. All profits from the game support the Clementsport Legion and the Cornwallis Military Museum. The monthly District 6 public meeting will be held on Monday 25 April at 6:30 p.m. in Felker Hall.



District 9 – Councillor Chipman attended a delicious Nictaux Firettes breakfast on Sunday.



District 1 – Councillor Wilkins reminded Council of the Provincial Heritage Conference taking place September 22-24, 2016 at the Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville. The theme is “Harvesting Local Heritage”.



District 3 – Councillor Connell encouraged Councillor Morrison to have his cleanup group become part of the Adopt-a-Highway program so that signs can be posted to recognize the community group looking after that section of highway. He added that he had attended an Annapolis Valley Exhibition fundraiser dinner and auction in Aylesford, where a cherry cheesecake sold for $1,000! It was a very successful annual fundraiser for the exhibition, with auction items provided by local businesses. Scotiabank matched funds (up to $5,000).



District 10 – Councillor Roberts participated as a judge for junior and senior speakers at the 4H rally held at Lawrencetown two weeks ago, noting the amazing youth participation.



District 8 - Warden Ritchie attended Heart and Stroke presentations held last week at Government House in Halifax, where Mrs. Ritchie received 35 year recognition. He also attended Maplefest in Milford, where there was lots of food and lots of people. Scotiabank matched their fundraising. Warden Ritchie noted that it is tick season, and asked that awareness of ticks and Lyme disease be promoted on our social media, website, and in the monthly newsletter.



New Business



Re: Bridgetown P-12 School Playground Society – Request for the Municipality to be a partner-in-principle.

MOTION 160419.02           Bridgetown P-12 School Playground Society Recreation Facility Development Grant Application – Request Letter of Support / Acknowledgement

Councillor Wilkins moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, that Municipal Council send a letter of acknowledgement and awareness of the project in support of the Bridgetown P-12 School Playground Society’s application for a Recreation Facility Development grant application, noting no financial contribution is being made, and contingent upon receipt and review of the funding application by the CAO’s office. Motion carried unanimously.  



Re: RFD – Bridgetown Water Meter Replacement and Junction Road Shoulder-Widening – Director of Municipal Operations Steve McInnis

MOTION 160419.03           Bridgetown Water Meter Replacement

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, that Municipal Council approve funding $40,000 for the Bridgetown Water Meter Replacement project from the 2015-16 Bridgetown Utility Reserve. Motion carried unanimously.  



MOTION 160419.04           Junction Road Shoulder Widening

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, that Municipal Council approve funding $73,454.80 for the County portion of the Shoulder Widening Project on Junction Road, from the 2015-16 Gas Tax reserve. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Annapolis Royal Wharf Association – grant request

MOTION 160419.05           Annapolis Royal Wharf Association - Grant Request

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Morrison, that Municipal Council provide a grant to the Annapolis Royal Wharf Association in the amount of $10,000 over the next two fiscal years ($5,000 from the current fiscal year 2016-17, and $5,000 from 2017-18) in accordance with AM-1.4.9 Community Grants Policy, pending approval of the 2016-17 operating budget. Motion carried unanimously.



Reports and Recommendations



Re: Planning Advisory Committee (April 5th meeting)



·  Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy Amendments

MOTION 160419.06           Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy Amendments

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, in accordance with the recommendation of the Planning Advisory Committee, that Municipal Council adopt the following amendments to the Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy:

1.         New Policy 11.7:

It is the policy of Council to consider by development agreement any manufacturing, industrial, assembly or warehousing operations on the property identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown.

2.         Amended Policy 23.6.1 to add the new subsection (e):

(e)  any manufacturing, industrial, assembly or warehousing operations on the property identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown (Policy 11.7).



Motion carried, 6 in favour, 4 against (Morrison, Wilkins, Roberts)



·  Bridgetown Land Use Bylaw Amendments

MOTION 160419.07           Bridgetown Land Use Bylaw Amendments

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Fowler, in accordance with the recommendation of the Planning Advisory Committee, that Municipal Council adopt the following amendments to the Bridgetown Land Use By-law:

In Part 3.7, the following is added:

3.7.5          any manufacturing, industrial, assembly or warehousing operations on the property identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown (Policy 11.7).

In Part 17 (1) the following is added:

all manufacturing, industrial, assembly or warehousing operations on the property identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown shall be permitted by development agreement.



Motion carried, 6 in favour, 4 against (Morrison, Wilkins, Roberts)



·  Amend Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw – First Reading

MOTION 160419.08                   Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw – First Reading to Amend

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, pursuant to the recommendation of the Planning Advisory Committee, that Municipal Council give notice of first reading of Council’s intention to amend the Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw to permit Municipal Council to enter into a development agreement with Milton Hamilton and Janice King-Hamilton to permit redevelopment of the property, identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown.

Motion carried, 6 in favour, 4 against (Morrison, Wilkins, Roberts)

·  Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw Amendment Public Hearing

MOTION 160419.09                   Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Public Hearing

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Fowler, pursuant to the recommendation of the Planning Advisory Committee, thatMunicipal Council hold a statutory Public Hearing to discuss Municipal Council’s intention to amend the Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw to permit Municipal Council to enter into a development agreement with Milton Hamilton and Janice King-Hamilton to permit the redevelopment of the property, identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown on May 17, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Council Chambers of the Annapolis Royal Municipal Administration Building.

Motion carried, 6 in favour, 4 against (Morrison, Wilkins, Roberts)

·  Development Agreement Application – Types of Use and Conditions

MOTION 160419.10           Development Agreement Application – Types of Use and Conditions

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, in accordance with the recommendation of the Planning Advisory Committee, that Municipal Council give notice of entering into a development agreement with Milton Hamilton and Janice King-Hamilton to permit the redevelopment of the property, identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown for a project consisting of:

a.The internal division of the existing building on the property into four separate units to house:

                    i.     In Unit 1, the existing nonconforming single unit residential dwelling;

                  ii.     In Unit 2, an office space and a storage facility intended to be devoted exclusively to the developer’s use;

                iii.     In Unit 3, a non-commercial mechanical repair facility intended to be devoted exclusively to the developer’s use;

                 iv.     In Unit 4, the internal processing component of a fuel wood business.

b.The installation of new exterior windows and doors for the repurposing of Units 2 and 3;

c.The demolition of and rebuilding of Unit 4 to house the internal processing component of the developer’s fuel wood business;

d.The redevelopment of the property to permit the accessory use of a portion of the property for a noncommercial vehicle parking area intended to be devoted exclusively to the developer’s use;

e.The redevelopment of the property to permit the accessory use of a portion of the property for whole wood storage accessory to the fuel wood processing facility housed in Unit 4;

f.The redevelopment of the property to permit the installation of a vehicle fuel storage area intended to be devoted exclusively to the developer’s use;



along with the appropriate development agreement controls, including but not limited to:



1    hours of operation

2    fencing

3    screening and buffering

4    site maintenance

5    buffering

6    colour scheme, and

7    any other use permitted as specified in the Bridgetown Land Use By-law.



Motion carried, 7 in favour, 3 against (Morrison, Wilkins, Roberts)

·  Consider Entering Into Development Agreement with Milton Hamilton and Janice King Hamilton PID 05149653 – First Reading

MOTION 160419.11           Enter Into Development Agreement with Milton Hamilton and Janice King Hamilton PID05149653 – First Reading

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Fowler, in accordance with the recommendation of the Planning Advisory Committee, that Municipal Council give first reading of Municipal Council’s intention to consider entering into a development agreement with Milton Hamilton and Janice King-Hamilton to permit redevelopment of the property, identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown.



Motion carried, 6 in favour, 4 against (Morrison, Wilkins, Roberts)



·  Entering into a Development Agreement – Public Hearing

MOTION 160419.12           Enter Into Development Agreement – Public Hearing

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, pursuant to the recommendation of the Planning Advisory Committee, that Municipal Council hold a statutory Public Hearing to discuss Municipal Council’s intention to enter into a development agreement with Milton Hamilton and Janice King-Hamilton to permit the redevelopment of the property, identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown on May 17, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Council Chambers of the Annapolis Royal Municipal Administration Building.



Motion carried, 6 in favour, 4 against (Morrison, Wilkins, Roberts)



Re: Committee of the Whole (April 12th meeting)



·  Bridgetown Swimming Pool Fencing Bylaw – First Reading to Repeal

MOTION 160419.13           Bridgetown Swimming Pool Fencing Bylaw Repeal – First Reading

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council give first reading to repeal the Bridgetown Swimming Pool Fencing Bylaw. Motion carried, 9 in favour, 1 against (Wilkins)

·  AM-1.4.1 System of Fire Inspections Policy

MOTION 160419.14           AM-1.4.1 System of Fire Inspections Policy - Amend

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, in accordance with seven day notice having been given, that Municipal Council amend AM-1.4.1 System of Fire Inspections Policy by updating the inspection schedules as follows:

Assembly Occupancy (Group A)

Three (3) years (unless Fire Inspector deems that a more frequent inspection is required)

Residential Occupancy (Group C)

Three (3) years (unless Fire Inspector deems that a more frequent inspection is required)

Business and Personal Services Occupancy

(Group D)

Five (5) years (unless Fire Inspector deems that a more frequent inspection is required)

Mercantile Occupancy (Group E)

Five (5) years (unless Fire Inspector deems that a more frequent inspection is required)

Industrial Occupancy (Group F)

Group F — Division 1: Three (3) years (unless Fire Inspector deems that a more frequent inspection is required)

Group F- Division 2: Five (5) years (unless Fire Inspector deems that a more frequent inspection is required)

Group F — Division 3: Five (5) years (unless Fire Inspector deems that a more frequent inspection is required)



Motion carried unanimously.

·  AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors Policy – Seven Day Notice to Amend

MOTION 160419.15           AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors Policy - Amend

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Roberts, in accordance with seven day notice having been given, that Municipal Council amend AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors Policy as follows:

REMUNERATION OF MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

3.1       Each Councillor shall be paid $13,778.47 $15,156.32 per annum.

3.2       In addition to the payment as a Councillor:

·                the Warden shall be paid a further $13,778.47 $15,156.32 per annum; and

·                the Deputy Warden shall be paid a further $4,133.65 $4,547.02 per annum.

4.         ALLOWANCES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS (TAX FREE, MAXIMUM ONE-THIRD)

4.1       Each Councillor shall receive an amount as an allowance for expenses incidental to the discharge of the person’s duties as an elected officer of $6,889.24 $7,578.16.

4.2       In addition to the allowance as a Councillor:

·                the Warden shall receive a further $6,889.24 $7,578.16per annum as an allowance for expenses incidental to the discharge of duties as the person elected to the office of Warden; and

·                the Deputy Warden shall receive a further $2,067.36 $2,274.10 per annum as an allowance for expenses incidental to the discharge of duties as the person elected to the office of Deputy Warden.

Motion carried unanimously.



It was moved by Councillor Chipman, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, to recommend that staff bring a request for decision to May Committee of the Whole to amend AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden, and Councillors Policy, to include that if a reason for absence is given, Council can be requested to decide if leave is to be given for that meeting absence. Motion lost (Wilkins Roberts)



·  Heart of the Valley BMX Skate Park Society – Release Grant Monies Designated in 2013

MOTION 160419.16                   Heart of the Valley BMX Skate Park Society – Release Grant Monies Designated in 2013

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Roberts, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council release the $30,000 designated in the 2013 Motion (130917.05 Heart of the Valley BMX Skate Park - Deputy Warden Wilkins moved, seconded by Councillor Habinski, that Municipal Council approve funding of $15,000 in 2014 and $15,000 in 2015. Motion carried unanimously.) Motion carried unanimously.  

·  Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Work in Collaboration with Citizens to Develop

MOTION 160419.17           Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Collaboration with Citizens

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council work collaboratively with citizens interested in developing the Jubilee Floating Dock on the Annapolis River. Motion carried unanimously.  



·  Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Letter of Intent

MOTION 160419.18           Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Letter of Intent

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council establish a Letter of Intent with the to-be-formed Jubilee Park Floating Dock Advisory Group, describing our mutual commitment; subsequently the County will apply to both the federal Canada 150 program and to the provincial government for funding. Motion carried unanimously.









·  Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Maintenance and Inclusion in Parks Inventory

MOTION 160419.19           Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Maintenance, Parks Inventory

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal council maintain the Jubilee Park Floating Dock (subject to the approval of the Letter of Intent) and, upon project completion, to include the new development as part of the Municipality of the County of Annapolis parks inventory, to be maintained accordingly, and therefore to be included in the annual maintenance budget. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Jubilee Park Floating Dock – Recognition as an Advisory Group

MOTION 160419.20           Jubilee Park Floating Dock Advisory Group

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council officially recognize the Jubilee Park Floating Dock Advisory Group as an advisory organization to the Municipality of the County of Annapolis during project development and subsequently for future community use and promotion [subject to a Terms of Reference and consistent with the Letter of Intent]. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Acadian Passport Project – Approve 2016-17 Expenditure

MOTION 160419.21           Acadian Passport Project Approve 2016-17 Expenditure

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Roberts, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve a 2016-17 expenditure of $1,500 for the Acadian Passport Project, pending budget approval. Motion carried unanimously.  



·  Acadian Passport Project – Re-evaluate Continued Support Beyond 2016-17

MOTION 160419.22           Acadian Passport Project – Re-evaluate Support after 2016-17

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Roberts, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council re-evaluate the Acadian Passport cooperative project regarding continued financial support beyond the 2016-17 year. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department – Facilitate Application Through Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSprit Fund for Upgrades to an Existing Off-Road Vehicle

MOTION 160419.23                   BVFD – Facilitate Application to Farm Credit Canada Agri-Spirit Fund

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, I move that staff be authorized to facilitate an application for the Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department through Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSprit Fund for funds to upgrade an existing off-road vehicle, so that the Municipality of the County of Annapolis may receive the funds and in turn release them to the Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department, and issue a tax receipt to Farm Credit Canada. Motion carried unanimously.  









·  Municipally-Registered Heritage Property, Davies/Repici House – Request for Alteration by Owner (St-Amour)

MOTION 160419.24           Municipally-Registered Heritage Property Davies/Repici House – Request for Substantial Alteration

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council refer the request for substantial alterations to the Heritage Advisory Committee for review and recommendation back to Council. Motion carried unanimously.  



·  Municipally-Registered Heritage Property, Tupperville School Museum – Request for Alteration

MOTION 160419.25           Municipally-Registered Heritage Property – Tupperville School Museum Request for Non-Substantial Alteration

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council refer this non-substantial alteration to the Municipal Clerk’s office for response to the property owner. Motion carried unanimously.



·  NS Transportation and Infrastructure Agreement 2016-002 for South Broadway Ave, Cornwallis Park – Authorize Warden and Clerk to Sign Agreement

MOTION 160419.26           Authorize Warden and Clerk to Sign TIR Agreement 2016-002 South Broadway Avenue, Cornwallis Park

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Morrison, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council authorize the Warden and Clerk to sign NS TIR agreement 2016-002, Cost Share Agreement for South Broadway Avenue in Cornwallis Park. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Send Letter to Minister of Justice in Support of the Annapolis County Street Crimes Unit

MOTION 160419.27           Letter to Minister of Justice – Support Annapolis County Street Crimes Unit

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Connell, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, Municipal Council send a letter to the Minister of Justice, with copies to S/Sgt MacGillivray and the local Member of the Legislative Assembly, noting its appreciation for the contribution of the Annapolis County Street Crimes Unit, as evidenced by their year-round activities contained in the RCMP Annapolis Detachment Annual Report presented to Council in February, and indicating a desire for their continued presence. Motion carried unanimously.  



·  Bridgetown P-12 School Playground Society – Letter of Support

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, e that Municipal Council provide a letter in support of the Bridgetown P-12 School Playground Society’s application for a Recreation Facility Development Program grant. Motion carried unanimously.  

The motion was withdrawn by the mover and seconder as it had been addressed earlier.









·  Tiny Home Readiness – Add to Year 1 Priority List, Municipal Economic Development Strategy

MOTION 160419.28           Tiny Home Readiness – Addy to Year 1 Priority List, Municipal Economic Development Strategy

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council add Tiny Home Readiness to the Year 1 priority list of the Municipal Economic Development Strategy. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Invest Nova Scotia Application to Business Nova Scotia

MOTION 160419.29           Invest Nova Scotia Application to Business Nova Scotia - Submit

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, I move that Municipal Council sign and submit an application to Business Nova Scotia for funding from Invest Nova Scotia. Motion carried unanimously.  



·  Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) – Do Not Enter Into a Contract

MOTION 160419.30           Nova Scotia SPCA – Not Enter into a Contract

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council not enter into contract negotiations with the Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Motion carried, 8 in favour, 2 against (Roberts)

Re: Special Committee of the Whole (April 18th meeting)



·  2016-17 General Operating Audited Surplus

MOTION 160419.31           2016-17 General Operating Audited Surplus

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve the transfer of the 2015-16 general operating audited surplus to operating reserve with $195,000 of the 2015-16 audited surplus being transferred to the Letter of Intent Reserve. Motion carried unanimously.  



·  2016-17 Sewer Operating Audited Deficit

MOTION 160419.32           2016-17 Sewer Operating Audited Deficit

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve the transfer of the 2016-17 sewer operating audited deficit from sewer capital replacement reserve to general operating. Motion carried unanimously.  



·  2016-17 General Operating Budget

MOTION 160419.33           2016-17 General Operating Budget

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Morrison, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve the 2016-17 general operating budget as circulated. Motion carried, 9 in favour, 1 against (Wilkins)



Councillor LeBlanc left the room at this time.





·  2016-17 Tax Rates, Due Dates & Interest Rate

MOTION 160419.34           2016-17 Tax Rates, Due Dates, & Interest Rate

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council authorize the levying and collection of the 2016-17 taxes based upon rates of $0.98 residential and $1.80 commercial per $100 of assessment; a due date of June 30, 2016, after which interest will be charged at the rate of 12% per annum, and attached as SCHEDULE A.  Motion carried 8 in favour, 1 against (Wilkins)



·  2016-17 Capital Budget – Admin Building Grass Pellet

MOTION 160419.35           2016-17 Capital Budget – Admin Building Grass Pellet

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council move Admin Building Grass Pellet from 2016-17 to 2017-18 capital plan. Motion carried unanimously.



·  2016-17 Capital Budget – Basinview Centre Parking Lot Rehabilitation

MOTION 160419.36           2016-17 Capital Budget – Basinview Ctr. Parking Lot Rehabilitation

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Morrison, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council move Basinview Centre Parking Lot Rehabilitation from 2017-18 to 2016-17 capital budget. Motion carried unanimously.  



·  2016-17 Capital Budget – e-Council Hardware

MOTION 160419.37           2016-17 Capital Budget – e-Council Hardware

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Morrison, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council move e-council hardware from 2017-18 to 2016-17 capital budget; that the amount be increased from $15,000 to $20,000, and that up to $30,000 be provided in the operating budget for additional staff or support for this project, such additional required funds to be allocated from reserves. Motion carried 7 in favour, 2 against.



Councillor LeBlanc returned at this time.



·  2016-17 Capital Budget – Municipal Parks Improvement Program: Bridgetown Wharf and Annapolis Wharf

MOTION 160419.38           2016-17 Municipal Parks Improvement Program – Bridgetown Wharf and Annapolis Wharf

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council move municipal parks improvements to the Bridgetown Wharf and the Annapolis Wharf from 2017-18 to 2016-17. Motion carried unanimously.  



·  2016-17 Capital Budget – Municipal Parks Improvement Program: Nictaux Playground

MOTION 160419.39                   2016-17 Capital Budget – Mun Parks Improvement Prg– Nictaux Playground

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Chipman, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council support any other funding applications for the Nictaux Playground in conjunction with the County. Motion carried unanimously.



·  2016-17 Capital Budget

MOTION 160419.40           2016-17 Capital Budget

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve the 2016-17 capital budget as amended. Motion carried unanimously.



·  2017-2021Capital Plan

MOTION 160419.41           2017-2021 Capital Plan

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, that Municipal Council approve in principle, the 2017-2021 capital plan as presented. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Area Rates

MOTION 160419.42           2016-17 Area Rates

Councillor Wilkins moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, that Municipal Council approve the area rates as presented and attached as SCHEDULE B. Motion carried unanimously.



Correspondence



Re: NS Gaelic Affairs (March 14th) – advising that May is Gaels’ Month in the Province of Nova Scotia. It was moved by Councillor Wilkins, seconded by Councillor Chipman, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Clean Annapolis River Project (March 21st) – inviting Council and staff to the Annapolis River Festival 2016, being held on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Councillor Wilkins moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Margaretsville and District Fire Department (copy, March 30th) – a copy of correspondence to the Department of Highways requesting guard rails on Highway 362, east of Prince Albert Road. It was moved the Councillor Chipman, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Royal Canadian Mounted Police (April 4th) – informing that the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) 2015 Year in Review was provided. Councillor Chipman moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Cornwallis Community Gardens (April 11th) – a letter of thanks for the grant received of $3,307.33. it was moved by Councillor Chipman, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously. Councillor Wilkins added that their Garden Party will be held on August 17 with more information to come.



Re: The Women’s Place Resource Centre (April 12th) – requesting attendance at a Gathering to Honour Mission and Murdered Indigenous Women. Councillor Wilkins moved, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, that the Warden respond with regrets that it is a Committee of the Whole day, so no Councillors are able to attend, however, Carolyn Young, Municipal Clerk, will be pleased to attend and represent the Municipality. Motion carried unanimously.



Additions

Re: Bridgetown Community Recreational Association (BCRA) Request letter of Support for Recreation Facility Development (RFD) Grant Application – Councillor Hurlburt reported that the Arena has a bucket list for 2016-17 and are planning to submit a Recreation Facility Development (RFD) Grant application.

MOTION 160419.43           Bridgetown Community Recreation Association – Letter of Support for Recreation Facility Development Grant Application

It was moved by Councillor Hurlburt, seconded by Councillor Fowler, that Municipal Council give the Bridgetown Community Recreational Association (BCRA) permission to apply for, and that Municipal Council provide a letter of support and acknowledgement for their application for a Recreation Facility Development grant application, contingent upon receipt and review of the funding application by the CAO’s office. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Reschedule Strategic Workshop

This workshop was rescheduled to Monday, May 9th at 9:30 a.m., with a light lunch to be supplied.



·  Lawrencetown Pool – Request for Letter of Support for Recreation Facility Development Grant Application

MOTION 160419.44  Lawrencetown and District Swimming Pool Society – Letter of Support for Recreation Facility Development Grant Application

It was moved by Councillor Roberts, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, that Municipal Council send a letter of acknowledgement and awareness of the project in support of the Lawrencetown and District Pool Society’s application for a Recreation Facility Development grant application, noting no financial contribution is being made, and contingent upon receipt and review of the funding application by the CAO’s office. Motion carried unanimously. 



Re: RFD - Annapolis Wharf – it was noted that this Request for Decision regarding grants had been dealt with earlier.



Re: Correspondence from Jane McDowell (April 18th) – correspondence was received regarding the recent increase in sewer charges. Ms. McDowell noted she is a senior on a fixed income who was shocked to receive a bill with a 20% increase when the cost of living only increased by one percent.

MOTION 160419.45           Letter of Response to Jane McDowell, Sewer Tax Increase

Councillor Fowler moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, to receive for information and for the Warden to send a response. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Excuse Meeting Absence - Chipman – Councillor Chipman requested that Council excuse his absence from the meeting held on March 14, 2016.

MOTION 160419.46           Excuse Meeting Absence –Policy AM-1.2.1 - Chipman

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, that Councillor Chipman be exempted of the meeting deduction for his absence from the March 14, 2016 meeting, under AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden, and Councillors Policy. Motion carried, 8 in favour, 2 against.



Adjournment

Upon motion of Deputy Warden Habinski and Councillor Fowler, the meeting adjourned at 12:25 p.m.



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Warden                                                                      Municipal Clerk
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