MIDDLESEX COUNTY COUNCIL

 

To the Council of the Corporation of the County of Middlesex.

 

Notice of Council Session - 1:00 pm, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015

          Middlesex County Building,

          399 Ridout Street North, London.

 

                                                      AGENDA

 

1.         CALL TO ORDER AND WARDEN’S REMARKS

 

2.         PROVISION FOR DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND GENERAL NATURE THEREOF

 

3.         BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

 

4.         MINUTES

           

a)         Minutes of the Middlesex County Council meeting held on January 27, 2015

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the minutes of the Middlesex County Council meeting held on January 27, 2015 be approved as presented.

 

b)         Closed Session Minutes of the Middlesex County Council meeting held on January 27, 2015  (paper copy will be handed out to Council at the meeting)

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the Closed Session Minutes of the Middlesex County Council meeting held on January 27, 2015 be approved as presented.

 

5.         DEPUTATIONS

 

            a)         Regional Rideshare, an Invitation to Participate

 

Jay Stanford, Director -Environment Fleet and Solid Waste, EES - Env. Programs & Solid Waste and Ryan Craven, TDM Coordinator, City of London, will make a presentation to County Council on participating in the Regional Rideshare Program

 

6.         ENQUIRIES OR NOTICES OF MOTION

 

7.         REPORTS

 

            a)         Library Board – Second Report

·                     Councillor Maudsley, Chair, will present the Second Report.

 

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the Second Report of the Middlesex County Library Board be received.

 

8.         NEW BUSINESS

 

a)         Request for Approval for EMS Cross Border Billing Agreement with Elgin County

·                     Report from Neal Roberts, Director Emergency Services

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That Emergency Medical Services Cross Border Billing Agreement with the County of Elgin be approved; that the necessary by-law authorizing the Warden and the Clerk to execute the agreement on behalf of the County of Middlesex be forwarded to County Council; and that Middlesex County By-Law #6445 be repealed.

 

b)         Tender M-G-15 - Narin Bridge Rehabilitation

·                     Report from Chris Traini, County Engineer

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That tender M-G-15 for the rehabilitation of the Narin Bridge be awarded to McLean Taylor Construction Limited in the amount of $505,886.90 plus HST and contingencies.

 

9.         COUNCILLOR'S COMMENTS AND OTHER BUSINESS

 

10.       BY-LAWS

 

a)         A BY‑LAW to enter into an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Cross Border Billing Agreement between The Corporation of the County of Middlesex and The Corporation of the County of Elgin with respect to land ambulance cross border billings for the period January 1, 2014 and terminating on December 31, 2021

 

b)         A By-Law to confirm proceedings of the Council of The Corporation of the County of Middlesex – February 17, 2015

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That first and second reading of the By-laws be given:           

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That third and final reading of the preceding By-laws be given.

 

10 minute Recess

 

11.       COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

            A.        DELEGATIONS / REPORTS OF COUNTY OFFICERS

 

1.         Audit Planning Report – KPMG   Deferred From Last Meeting

·                     Presentation by Ian Jeffreys Partner KPMG and Melissa Wale Manager, Audit KPMG

 

2.         Presentation by Peter Behr, Behr Law Professional Corporation, with respect to the County’s appeal of Tom Jobson Severance, 2721 CPR Line, Lot 9, Concession 3, Mosa Township, Southwest Middlesex

 

B.        ACTION ITEMS

 

1.         Appeal to Consent Application B-7/2014; Municipality of Southwest Middlesex

·                     Report from Durk Vanderwerff, Manager of Planning

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That staff be directed to pursue the appeal of Municipality of Southwest Middlesex Application B-7/2014 before the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

                        2.         Increase to Rates for Homemakers Services 2015

·                     Report from Cindy Howard, Director of Social Services

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That County Council authorize the increase of $1.83 cents per hour for this valuable service provided by ParaMed Home Health Care effective January 20, 2015; and that a by-law to amend this increase be forwarded to County Council for approval.

 

3.         Strathmere Lodge - South West LHIN Accountability Agreement - Declaration of Compliance

·                     Report from Tony Orvidas, Strathmere Lodge Administrator

 

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That Schedule E [Declaration of Compliance] of the 2013-2016 Long Term Care Service and Accountability Agreement [L-SAA] be approved and that Warden Blackmore be authorized to sign Schedule E on behalf of the County of Middlesex.

 

                        4.         Strathmere Lodge Food Services Management

·                     Report from Tony Orvidas, Strathmere Lodge Administrator

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the contract with Nutritional Management Services Limited be renewed for three years with an expiry date of March 31, 2018; and that the Lodge Administrator be authorized to sign the services contract on behalf of the County of Middlesex.

 

                        5.         Quotation for the Supply of Traffic Paint

·                     Report from Jerry Rychlo, Engineering Supervisor

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the quotation submitted by Ennis Paint in the amount of $2,375,672.80 for the supply of latex traffic paint  for 2015 through 2017 be accepted.


                        6.        
2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Property Tax Ratios

·                     Report from James Gates, County Treasurer

 

Moved by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the tax ratios for the County of Middlesex on farmland, pipeline, managed forests, multi-residential, commercial, and industrial property tax classes remain the same as 2014 for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and that the tax ratio bylaw be forwarded to County Council for approval at the next meeting.

 

C.        CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION ITEMS

 

                        1.         General Payables to February 5, 2015 totalling $1,640,801.55       

 

                        2.         Planning Payables to January 28, 2015 totalling $6,414.28

 

3.         Electronic Payments for the month of January 2015 totalling $1,809,731.92

           

4.         Social Services Payables to February 4, 2015 totalling $185,043.31

 

5.         Strathmere Lodge Payables to February 4, 2015 totalling $234,277.74

 

                        6.         Road Payables to February 5, 2015 totalling $1,920,490.13

 

7.         MLEMS Payables to February 5, 2015 totalling $1,305,367.93

 

                        8.         IT Payables to February 5, 2015 totalling $11,485.42

 

9.         Economic Development Payables to February 5, 2015 totalling $25,294.11

 

Moved by ________________________

 

Seconded by ______________________

 

            That Items C.1 – CW through C.9 – CW, (Payables) be received for information.

 

10.       Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) Technology Update

·                     Report from Cindy Howard, Director of Social Services

 

11.       Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) Update

·                     Report from Cindy Howard, Director of Social Services

 

12.       Strathmere Lodge Census and Activity Report – January 2015

·                     Report from Tony Orvidas, Strathmere Lodge Administrator

 

13.       AMO Update entitled “2015 Pre-Budget Submission” dated January 22, 2015

 

14.       AMO Report to Member Municipalities entitled “Highlights of the January 2015 Board Meeting” dated January 30, 2015

 

15.       AMO Update entitled “AMO Board Vacancies Filled” dated February 2, 2015

 

16.       Public Sector Salary Disclosure

·                     Report from James Gates, County Treasurer

 

17.       Quotation for the Supply of Reflectorizing Glass Beads

·                     Report from Jerry Rychlo, Engineering Supervisor

 

18.       Ontario Ombudsman Annual Report on Investigations of Closed Municipal Meetings for the period September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014 has been released.   Copies of the Sunshine Law Handbook also has been received - Please see the Clerk if you wish to have a copy.

 

19.       Letter from the Thames Valley District School Board enclosing a copy of the 2014 Director’s Annual Report

 

20.       Copy of the interim report from SWEA entitled “Smart + Connected Communities Diagnostic and Advisory

 

21.       Letter from the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Source Protection Region advising that the Source Protections Plans for the Maitland Valley and Ausable Bayfield Source Protections areas has been approved by the Minister of the Environment

 

22.       Notice of the Annual General Meeting of South Centre Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation (SCOR EDC) on March 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

 

23.       OGRA Alert entitled “OGRA Board Approves multi-prong Approach in Response to the Superior Court Ruling in Steadman V. Corporation of the County of Lambton       

 

24.       Letter from Middlesex Centre requesting the County of Middlesex take the lead on the delivery of tourism in the County

 

25.       Letter from Middlesex Centre requesting the County of Middlesex to participate in the SWIFT program conditional on Federal and Provincial funding

 

26        Middlesex County Fire Inspection Activity for January 2015

·                     Report from John Elston, Fire Prevention Officer

 

 

Moved by ________________________

 

Seconded by ______________________

 

            That Items C.10 – CW through C.26 – CW be received for information.

 

12.       INQUIRIES

 

13.       NEW BUSINESS

 

a)         Next County Council Meetings:

9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – Budget Meeting

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2015

4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2015 – Inaugural

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2015

 

14.       ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Thursday, April 16th, 2014 - Middlesex Municipal Association Annual Meeting, Agricultural Hall at 268 Currie Street, Glencoe

 

15.       ADJOURNMENT

 

Moved by _______________________

 

Seconded by _____________________

 

            That the meeting adjourn at    p.m.