2016-05-17_Council


MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
May 17, 2016
SUMMARY OF MOTIONS




MOTION 160517.01    Minutes Regular Session April 19, 2016. 1

MOTION 160517.02    S9 Alarms Bylaw, Amend – Final Reading. 1

MOTION 160517.03    Bridgetown Alarms Bylaw, Repeal – Final Reading. 1

MOTION 160517.04    Bridgetown Swimming Pool Fencing Bylaw, Repeal, Final Reading. 2

MOTION 160517.05    FCM Board of Directors – Endorse Gregory Heming. 3

MOTION 160517.06    Canoe Annapolis County – Set Retail Price. 4

MOTION 160517.07    Centennial Drive – Small Communities Grant4

MOTION 160517.08    County Surplus Inventory. 4

MOTION 160517.09    Recreation Facilities and Equipment Rental Fee Schedule  4

MOTION 160517.10    Bridgetown Road Name – Select Names for Consideration. 5

MOTION 160517.11    Release Fire Capital Reserve Funds – Port Lorne and District VFD   5

MOTION 160517.12       Municipally-Registered Heritage Property Approve Substantial Alteration – Davies/Repici House. 6

MOTION 160517.13    BCRA Recreation Facility Dev. Grant Support - $14,300 from Max Young Fund. 6

MOTION 160517.14       BCRA Recreation Facility Dev. Grant Support- $50,000 from Bridgetown Operating Reserve. 6

MOTION 160517.15    ACTS Recreational Facility Dev Grant – Letter of Support6

MOTION 160517.16       ARWA Recreation Facility Development Grant – Letter of Support6

MOTION 160517.17    Bear River Head of the Tide Sewer Extension Contract Award  6

MOTION 160517.18    Attendance at FCM 2016 Annual Conference. 7

MOTION 160517.19    Chief Administrative Officer’s Evaluation. 7

MOTION 160517.20    Letter to Caelin Lloyd – Space Camp 2017 Huntsville, Alabama  8

MOTION 160517.21    Letter to MP Colin Fraser – Re-Open Pearson Peacekeeping Centre. 8

MOTION 160517.22    Bear River Fire Department – Letter re Cherry Carnival8

MOTION 160517.23       AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors Policy. 9

MOTION 160517.24    Speed Limit Reduction – Highway 201, Nictaux. 9

MOTION 160517.25    Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy Amendment9

MOTION 160517.26    Bridgetown Land Use Bylaw Amendments. 10

MOTION 160517.27    Appointment of Auditing Firm – Kent and Duffet10

MOTION 160517.28    Rescind Motion 160517.19. 10

MOTION 160517.29    2016 Chief Administrative Officer’s Evaluation. 10

MOTION 160517.30    Renovations Required to Open Raven Haven in 2016. 11









Minutes of the regular session of Municipal Council held on May 17, 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, Paul McDonald, Gregory Heming, Alex Morrison, Frank Chipman, Martha Roberts, Diane LeBlanc, and Horace Hurlburt.

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: 11(A) Excuse Meeting Attendance Due to Illness, (B) Speed Limit - Highway 201, and (C) Canada Day Bridgetown.



Approval of the Agenda

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



Minutes



Minutes Planning Advisory Committee, April 5, 2016**

Councillor McDonald moved, seconded by Councillor Chipman, to approve the minutes of the Planning Advisory Committee held on April 5, 2015, as circulated. Motion carried unanimously. (**Clerk’s Note – these minutes need to be approved by Planning Advisory Committee at their next meeting and will appear on that agenda.)



MOTION 160517.01           Minutes Regular Session April 19, 2016

It was moved by Councillor Fowler, seconded by Councillor Chipman, that the minutes of the regular session of Council held on April 19, 2016, be approved as amended to clarify wording in Motions 160419.18 and 20, changing the word “Committee” to “Group”. Motion carried unanimously.



Business Arising from the Minutes



Re: S9 Alarms Bylaw – Amend Final Reading (from March 15, 2016)

MOTION 160517.02           S9 Alarms Bylaw, Amend – Final Reading

In accordance with first reading given by Municipal Council on March 15, 2016, Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, that Municipal Council give final reading to amend S9 Alarms Bylaw. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Bridgetown Alarms Bylaw – Repeal Final Reading (from March 15, 2016)

MOTION 160517.03           Bridgetown Alarms Bylaw, Repeal – Final Reading

In accordance with first reading given by Municipal Council on March 15, 2016, Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, that Municipal Council give final reading to repeal Bridgetown Alarms Bylaw. Motion carried unanimously.  







Re: Bridgetown Swimming Pool Fencing Bylaw – Repeal Final Reading (from April 19, 2016)

MOTION 160517.04           Bridgetown Swimming Pool Fencing Bylaw, Repeal, Final Reading

In accordance with first reading given by Municipal Council on April 19, 2016, Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, that Municipal Council give final reading to repeal Bridgetown Swimming Pool Fencing Bylaw. Motion carried, 11 in favour, 1 against (Wilkins).



In-camera

It was moved by Councillor Wilkins, seconded by Councillor McDonald, to meet in-camera in accordance with Section 22(2)(e) – contract negotiations, of the Municipal Government Act at 10:08 a.m. until 10:24 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.



Councillor Comments



District 3 - Councillor Fowler announced that it is his anniversary today! He has five children and 10 grandchildren and all are healthy and fine! Congratulations were given to him and Mrs. Fowler.



Bridgetown – Councillor Hurlburt commented on the learning curve he has experienced on this Council over the past year, noting it has been both a challenge and a blessing to have this team to work with. The BRHS Pay The Way Forward program was a great success for local residents and businesses. More than 200 students participated in doing community work. It was successful and they hope to do it again. He attended the Mountain Lea Lodge Open House on Saturday, where the Premier and 100 people were in attendance. Finally, he added the P-12 playground fundraiser held on Saturday was a success, raising $750.



District 11 – Councillor LeBlanc attended a Heart of the Valley BMX Skatepark Society fundraiser held at Annapolis East Elementary School, adding that it was nice to see that the project is county driven as well as town driven. There is much excitement about the project, and there is a great group of people working and volunteering for the kids.



District 6 – Councillor Morrison reported that District 6 has welcomed another new family from out of province. This family is interested in gardening, and the children have received a gift of books from the Deep Brook Parish hall. The Royal Canadian Legion Clementsport recently hosted a successful dinner and Frenchy’s fashion show. The Fundy YMCA Walk and Roll program continues on Thursdays – it started with 5 participants and now 25 are registered, with an average of 15 regular participants. He hopes the program continues over the summer. One of the two sites for the successful Valley Waste-Resource Management (VWRM) ‘Compost Give Away’ was Cornwallis Park – thanks to VWRM for the 20 cubic yards of compost given away! The Clements Historical Society meets at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8th at the Clementsport Legion – all are welcome to attend this educational meeting. Earlier this month he attended the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) spring workshop, where there were many beneficial presentations: one on a private wind farm formed by a cooperative of communities (Antigonish, Berwick and Mahone Bay); and another regarding agriculture as a driver for economic development (he noted that these presentations are all on-line).  The Councillor also attended the information session in Bridgetown regarding the water, and was impressed and sobered by the complexities of that water situation, the need for prudence, and the need for all of us to take more careful use of our water.



District 7 – Deputy Warden Habinski reported he had accompanied 12 youth to the Springforth Youth Rally held in Moncton last weekend, where they joined 1000 other youth from Atlantic Canada. He is proud of our young people, and inspired by their enthusiasm and potential. They are our greatest resource.



District 1 – Councillor Wilkins reported she had attended the Melvern Square annual Mother’s Day supper. She noted the people come in and wash dishes in preparation for the event, they donate the carrots and potatoes, they stay and peel them (and then cook them!); then they come back and pay to eat them, and then stay to wash the dishes! She reminded everyone that the first Building Inspection Workshop is taking place on May 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Christian Fellowship Centre in Wilmot.



District 5 – Councillor Heming informed that on Thursday he will be participating in the Granville Road cleanup in the Victoria Beach area. The community works with Valley Waste to do this. He also noted there is a Centre for Local Prosperity Economic Conference being held in Miramichi, NB in November in partnership with Town of Miramichi, and they are expecting 450 people. Lots of interest, similar to the conference held here. One session is with Jack Novack, looking at what municipalities can really do to create local economic development and what the barriers are. Also partnering are ACOA and Dalhousie University with an import placement study.



District 4 – Councillor McDonald reminded all of the 8th annual Blackfly Festival coming up at the Royal Canadian Legion in Annapolis Royal. This is a one-day music festival fundraiser for the Legion put on by local musicians. The Councillor donated a table and chairs which have been painted by local artist Julia Redgrave and will be used as a fundraiser for the Visitor Information Centre in Annapolis Royal.



District 10 – Councillor Roberts attended a fund-raising supper for the local church at the Springfield & District Fire Hall. Great people and great food!



District 8 - Warden Ritchie added his appreciation for all of the great volunteers from every community who keep the halls alive and thriving.  



New Business



Re: Housekeeping – The clerk sought clarification regarding a motion that was made at Committee of the Whole regarding the sewer extension in Deep Brook. It was the consensus that the wording should be ‘to refer to COTW’.



Re: May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month – Councillor Wilkins moved, seconded by Councillor McDonald, that staff bring a Request for Decision (RFD) to June Committee of the Whole to amend AM-1.2.5 Declaration of Proclamations Policy to include May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Federation of Canadian Municipalities Election to the Board of Directors

MOTION 160517.05           FCM Board of Directors – Endorse Gregory Heming

WHEREAS the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction; and

WHEREAS FCM’s Board of Directors is comprised of elected municipal officials from all regions and sizes of communities to form a broad base of support and provide FCM with the prestige required to carry the municipal message to the federal government; and

WHEREAS FCM’s Annual Conference and Trade Show will take place from June 3 – 5, 2016, during which time the Annual General meeting will be held and followed by the election of FCM’s Board of Directors;

IT WAS MOVED by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Chipman, that the Council of the Municipality of the County of Annapolis endorse Gregory Heming to stand for election on FCM’s Board of Directors for the period starting in June 2016 and ending June 2017; and that Municipal Council assume all costs associated with Gregory Heming attending FCM’s Board of Directors meetings. Motion carried unanimously.  

Councillor Heming thanked Council for this support, and asked that they all support him by making calls to their Nova Scotia peers asking for their support for his election to the Board. Only 2% of board members come from really small communities. It was noted that those who have been elected have been so because they were promoted by their fellows!

Reports and Recommendations



Re: Committee of the Whole (May 10th meeting)



·  Canoe Annapolis County – Set Retail Price

MOTION 160517.06           Canoe Annapolis County – Set Retail Price

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council authorize the retail cost of a Canoe Annapolis County guide to be $20 plus GST. Motion carried unanimously.

·  Centennial Drive – Small Communities Grant

MOTION 160517.07           Centennial Drive – Small Communities Grant

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council withdraw the approved County application for Centennial Drive Upgrade under the Small Communities Fund and re-submit an application to the Small Communities Fund for the increased scope of work for Centennial Drive Sewer and Storm Water Upgrade. Motion carried unanimously.



·  County Surplus Inventory

MOTION 160517.08           County Surplus Inventory

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve the sale of the surplus inventory items through the services of GovDeals.ca, surplus items that are not sold will be disposed of according to regulated waste disposal practices, inventory sold will be on an ‘as is where is condition’, with the County of Annapolis not making any guarantee of condition of item sold or accepting responsibility of the item after sold. Motion carried unanimously.

·  Recreation Facilities and Equipment Rental Fee Schedule

MOTION 160517.09           Recreation Facilities and Equipment Rental Fee Schedule

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve the Recreation Facilities & Equipment Rental Fees set out as follows:

Raven Haven – Rates

      Cabins:  $85.00 per night or $510.00 per week

      Camping:  Un-serviced sights $24.00 per night and Serviced sites $27.00 per night

Hostel:  Member $22.00 per night, Non-member $25.00 per night, Child (6-15 years) $15.00, (5 and under – free)

Hostel: - both sides rental - $85.00 per night

Tent Special:  $50.00 per night (includes one night campsite stay, six person tent, a bag of ice and cooler, one bundle of firewood, two camp chairs and two ice cream treats)

The Point Picnic Area:  $90.00 per day (booked after May 17, 2016)

Entire Site Rental:  $625.00 per night (Includes all serviced and un-serviced campsites, hostels 1 & 2, cabins 2 & 3 and The Point Picnic Area – the beach area will remain open to the general public)

Canoe, Kayak and Pedal Boats Rental:  $8.00 per hour or $50 per day (based on 8 hr. day; 11am-7pm)

Jubilee Park – Rates

      Single Kayak Rental:

·       $10.00 per hour

·       $25.00 per half day

·       $45.00 per full day

Two Person Kayak Rental:

·       $15.00 per hour

·       $35.00 per half day

·       $55.00 per full day

Canoe Rental:

·       $15.00 per hour

·       $35.00 per half day

·       $55.00 per full day



Schools and Not for Profit Canoe Rental Program:  $75.00 per day (includes six canoes on a trailer, paddles, PFDs and related safety equipment) plus a damage deposit of $75.00 (separate cheques).  Damage deposit will be returned when the equipment is inspected and found to be in good order or it will be used to replace missing items or make needed repairs.



Jubilee Park:  $100.00 for private functions plus a damage deposit of $100 (separate cheques).  Damage deposit will be returned when the park has been inspected for clean-up and damage.  Park will remain open to the general public.



Motion carried unanimously.



·  Bridgetown Road Name – Select Names for Consideration

MOTION 160517.10           Bridgetown Road Name – Select Names for Consideration

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council submit the following names from Schedule A – Learn Avenue, Rainbow Road, and Scholars’ Road, and from Schedule B – Learner Lane, Education Avenue, and Scholar Road, for further consideration for the new street name for the P-12 School in Bridgetown. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Release Fire Capital Reserve Funds – Port Lorne and District Volunteer Fire Department

MOTION 160517.11           Release Fire Capital Reserve Funds – Port Lorne and District VFD

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Heming, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council release $40,000 to the Port Lorne and District Volunteer Fire Department from the 2016-17 Fire Services Capital Reserve to pay out their existing loan for the pumper/tanker. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Municipally Registered Heritage Property Approve Substantial Alteration – Davies/Repici House

MOTION 160517.12                   Municipally-Registered Heritage Property Approve Substantial Alteration – Davies/Repici House

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Heming, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve the request from the owners of the municipally-registered heritage property Davies/Repici House to do a substantial alteration to expand the 10ft x 15ft extension to be a 22ft x 10.5ft alteration that would be fitted with shakes to match the rest of the house’s exterior, enhancing the structural integrity of a corner of the house and enclosing that area. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Bridgetown Community Recreational Association (BCRA) Arena – Recreation Facility Development Grant Application -

MOTION 160517.13           BCRA Recreation Facility Dev. Grant Support - $14,300 from Max Young Fund

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council allocate $14,300 from the Max Young Fund to support the BCRA application for funding from the provincial Recreation Facility Development fund. Motion carried unanimously.



MOTION 160517.14                   BCRA Recreation Facility Dev. Grant Support- $50,000 from Bridgetown Operating Reserve

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council allocate $50,000 from the Bridgetown Operating Reserve and, as approved in the County Capital Plan, to support the BCRA application to the provincial Recreation Facility Development fund. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Annapolis County Trails Society (ACTS) Recreational Facility Development Grant Application – Letter of Support

MOTION 160517.15           ACTS Recreational Facility Dev Grant – Letter of Support

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Chipman, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council write a letter of support/acknowledgement for the Annapolis County Trails Society’s application for a Recreation Facility Development Program grant. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Annapolis Royal Wharf Association (ARWA) Recreation Facility Development Grant Application – Letter of Support

MOTION 160517.16                   ARWA Recreation Facility Development Grant – Letter of Support

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Morrison, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council, provide a letter of support/acknowledgement for the Annapolis Royal Wharf Association’s Recreation Facility Development Grant application. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Bear River Head of the Tide Sewer Extension Contract Award

MOTION 160517.17           Bear River Head of the Tide Sewer Extension Contract Award

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Morrison, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council award the Bear River Head of the Tide Sewer Extension contract to GK Morse Trucking Ltd. for the amount of $397,560.98 plus HST, and that the Warden and Clerk be authorized to sign the contract. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Attendance at Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Conference

MOTION 160517.18           Attendance at FCM 2016 Annual Conference

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve Councillor Heming as one of the delegates to the upcoming Federation of Canadian Municipalities meeting. Motion carried unanimously.



·  Chief Administrative Officer’s Evaluation

MOTION 160517.19           Chief Administrative Officer’s Evaluation

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Chipman, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve the 2016 Chief Administrative Officer evaluation, and furthermore, to approve a salary increase as discussed in-camera. Motion carried unanimously. (Clerk’s note - see also motions 28 and 29)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

It was moved by Councillor Wilkins, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, to adjourn to a Public Hearing regarding the Hamilton request for an amendment to the Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw following a five-minute break. Motion carried unanimously.



Municipal Council Resumes

The regular session of Municipal Council resumed at 1:53 p.m. after the second Public Hearing concluded. All were present as previously noted.



Additions to the Agenda

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor McDonald, that Bridgetown MPS LUB Amendments be added to the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor McDonald, that Raven Haven Building Repairs Estimates be added to the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

In-Camera

It was moved by Councillor McDonald, seconded by Councillor Leblanc, to meet in-camera in accordance with Section 22 (2) (g) legal advice eligible for solicitor client privilege, and (e) contract negotiations , of the Municipal Government Act, at 1:55 p.m. until 2:50 p.m. motion carried unanimously.



The CAO left at 2:25 p.m. and Deputy CAO Dawn Campbell attended.



Municipal Solicitor’s Report



Re: Municipal Solicitor (April)

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

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



Additions to the Agenda

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, that Appointment of An Auditing Firm (Auditing Services) be added to the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.



It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Fowler, that discussion regarding Motion 160517.19 Chief Administrative Officer’s Evaluation be added to the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.



Correspondence



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. The Clerk reported that this correspondence was already received by council at the April meeting.



Re: Autism Nova Scotia (May 9th) – inviting Warden and Council to join the Walk the Walk for Autism! taking place in Kingston to raise funds for programs and supports for children, teens and adults with autism living in our community. It was moved by Councillor McDonald, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (April 21st) – from Caelin Lloyd, a 10 year old from Bridgetown with oculocutaneous albinism, and Jennifer Wills of APSEA – an interprovincial cooperative agency, requesting funding to assist with attending Space Camp 2016 in Huntsville, Alabama, from September 24-29, 2016, at a total cost of $27,954.70.

MOTION 160517.20           Letter to Caelin Lloyd – Space Camp 2017 Huntsville, Alabama

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, that the Warden send a letter to Caelin Lloyd thanking him for his correspondence, congratulating him on his ambition to attend this camp, and explaining that, regretfully, the municipality has no authority to provide grants to individuals; and that County pins be provided to him for his trip. Motion carried unanimously.  



Re: Robert Mann (April 27th) – requesting Municipal Council contact MP Colin Fraser regarding the possible re-opening of the former Peacekeeping Centre in Cornwallis P ark.

MOTION 160517.21  Letter to MP Colin Fraser – Re-Open Pearson Peacekeeping Centre

It was moved by Councillor Chipman, seconded by Councillor Heming, that a letter be sent to MP Colin Fraser asking him to lobby his fellow Members of Parliament to reopen the former Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Cornwallis Park. Motion carried unanimously.  



Re: Bear River Fire Department (April 28th) – requesting a donation for the Bear River Cherry Carnival, taking place July 23, 2016.

MOTION 160517.22  Bear River Fire Department – Letter re Cherry Carnival

Councillor Wilkins moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, that a response be sent to the Bear River Fire Department wishing them every success for the 2016 Bear River Cherry Carnival and advising that the Municipality has no authority to make donations.  Motion carried unanimously.



Additions to the Agenda



Re: Excuse Meeting Attendance Due to Illness – Councillor Chipman asked that he and Councillor Heming be excused for the May 9th & 10th meetings due to illness.



Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, that Councillors Chipman and Heming be excused from meeting attendance requirements on May 9 & 10, 2016 due to illness.



The Deputy CAO circulated Sections 17 and 23 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) regarding meeting attendance in order to clarify between the MGA and AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors Policy. She also circulated a suggestion for an amendment to the policy which might clarify it further.



The CAO returned at 2:40 p.m. and took his chair.



Deputy Warden Habinski and Councillor Fowler agreed to withdraw the motion. Motion withdrawn.



Re: AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors Policy - Amend

MOTION 160517.23                   AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors Policy

Councillor Heming moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, that 7-day notice be given to amend AM-1.2.1 Remuneration and Allowances for Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors Policy, by adding under Section 5 “Unless municipal council specifically determines by resolution to excuse the absence of a councillor. Motion carried, 9 in favour 3 against (Wilkins, Roberts).



Re: Speed Limit Highway 201 – Councillor Chipman reported that the owners of Falcourt Inn are requesting the lowered speed limit between the Needs store and Falcourt Inn end be extended down over the hill to the bridge.

MOTION 160517.24           Speed Limit Reduction – Highway 201, Nictaux

It was moved by Councillor Chipman, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, that Municipal council write a letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, to the attention of Joe Crowell, requesting that the reduced speed limit on highway 201, between the Needs store in Nictaux and Falcourt Inn, be extended to foot of the hill at the Nictaux River bridge. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Canada Day Bridgetown – Councillor Hurlburt reported he had an inquiry from an organization wondering if the Canada Day celebrations in Bridgetown will take place this year. The CAO responded that County staff do not organize Canada Day in Bridgetown, but they have facilitated a grant application for fireworks and are working with organizations towards 2016 Canada Day celebrations in Bridgetown.



Re: Hamilton MPS LUB Amendment Request

MOTION 160517.25           Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy Amendment

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Chipman, that Municipal Council adopt the following amendments to the Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy:

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.

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, 9 in favour, 3 against (Wilkins, Roberts)



MOTION 160517.26           Bridgetown Land Use Bylaw Amendments

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Chipman, that Municipal Council adopt the following amendments to the Bridgetown Land Use Bylaw:

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, 9 in favour, 3 against (Wilkins, Roberts)



Councillor Wilkins moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, to add Raven Haven Building Repairs after the following two items. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Appointment of Auditing Firm

MOTION 160517.27           Appointment of Auditing Firm – Kent and Duffet

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor McDonald, that Municipal Council appoint Kent and Duffet Chartered Accountants the Municipal Auditing firm for a five year term from year ending March 2016 to year ending March 2020.  Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Rescind Motion 160517.19 Chief Administrative Officer’s Evaluation

MOTION 160517.28           Rescind Motion 160517.19

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, that Municipal Council rescind Motion 160517.19. Motion carried unanimously.  



Re: 2016 Chief Administrative Officer’s Evaluation

MOTION 160517.29           2016 Chief Administrative Officer’s Evaluation

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Chipman, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve the 2016 Chief Administrative Officer evaluation, and furthermore, to approve the addition of $5,000 to the payband of the CAO. Motion carried unanimously.  



Re: Raven Haven Building Repairs – the Director of Municipal Services circulated a sheet showing estimated costs for repairs necessary to open the cabins at Raven Haven: footings; decks; roof shingles on those necessary; windows; doors;  flooring in cabins and main building; and electrical in cabins and main building; and a contingency. Budget estimates for total repairs would be $82,800 with immediate estimates for the items required to open at $25,415, slightly above the $20,000 requested at Committee of the Whole. These are estimates for the renovations of old buildings, so the estimates may not be accurate.  

Councillor Heming moved, seconded by Councillor Roberts, that the cabins at Raven Haven Beachside Family Park not be opened under these circumstances.  

Councillor Heming withdrew the motion, Councillor Roberts concurred. Motion withdrawn.



MOTION 160517.30           Renovations Required to Open Raven Haven in 2016

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, that Municipal Council allocate $25,415 for necessary safety (fire and structural) renovations to the main building, manager’s cabin, and remaining two cabins at Raven Haven Beachside Family Park in that order of priority for opening in 2016. Motion carried, 8 in favour, 4 against.



Adjournment

Upon motion of Deputy Warden Habinski and Councillor LeBlanc, the meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.

































































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