MIDDLESEX COUNTY COUNCIL

 

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

 

Notice of Council Session

1:00 pm, TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 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 February 17, 2015

 

Moved by _________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the minutes of the Middlesex County Council meeting held on February 17, 2015 be approved as presented.

 

b)         Closed Session Minutes of the Middlesex County Council meeting held on February 17, 2015 (paper copy handed out to members of council)

 

Moved by _________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the closed session minutes of the Middlesex County Council meeting held on February 17, 2015 be approved as presented.

 

5.         DEPUTATIONS

 

6.         ENQUIRIES OR NOTICES OF MOTION

 

7.         REPORTS

 

8.         NEW BUSINESS

 

            a)         Amending Agreement No. 1 to Community Paramedicine

·                     Report from Neal Roberts, Director of EMS and Chief of MLEMS

 

Moved by _________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the “Amending Agreement No. 1 to Agreement for Community Paramedicine County of Middlesex” between the County of Middlesex and the Province of Ontario, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for the purposes of conducting a Community Paramedicine Pilot Program be approved and that the necessary by-law authorizing the Warden and the County Clerk to execute the amending agreement be presented to County Council.

 

b)         Tender for Hot Mix Asphalt Contract M-B-15-A

·                     Report from Chris Traini, County Engineer

Tenders close on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at noon and upon review of the tenders, a report will be prepared and handed out at the meeting.

 

c)         Tender for Hot Mix Asphalt Contract M-B-15-B

·                     Report from Chris Traini, County Engineer

Tenders close on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at noon and upon review of the tenders, a report will be prepared and handed out at the meeting.

 

d)         Tender for Cold in Place Asphalt Recycling Contract M-C-15

·                     Report from Chris Traini, County Engineer

Tenders close on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at noon and upon review of the tenders, a report will be prepared and handed out at the meeting.

 

9.         COUNCILLOR'S COMMENTS AND OTHER BUSINESS

 

10.       BY-LAWS

 

a)         A BY-LAW to establish Tax Ratios, Tax Reductions for Farmland Awaiting Development, and Tax Reductions for Mandated Subclasses of Vacant and Excess Land for the Years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

 

b)         A BY-LAW to enter into an Amending Agreement No. 1 to the Agreement for Community Paramedicine with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of the Health and Long-Term Care

 

c)         A By-Law to confirm proceedings of the Council of The Corporation of the County of Middlesex – March 10, 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 if required)

 

11.       COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

A.        DELEGATIONS / REPORTS OF COUNTY OFFICERS

 

A public hearing to consider one application for an exemption to Woodlands Conservation By-law #5738   (Scheduled for 2:00 p.m.)

 

1.         Application for Council Exemption for Clearing Woodlands; Arend (Harry) & Shirley Buurma; Pratt Siding Road / Part Lot 8, Concession 3; Southwest Middlesex – Second Report
 

·          Presentation by the applicant

 

·          Opportunity for members of the public to provide comments

 

·          Report from Mark Brown, Woodlands Conservation Officer / Weed Inspector

 

 

Moved by _________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That the application by Arend (Harry) & Shirley Buurma for council exemption for clearing woodlands for conversion to agriculture at Part Lot 8, Concession 3 in the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex (former Township of Mosa), be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

a)    Payment of a refundable security deposit of $2,080.00 to be held by the County of Middlesex until the Woodland Conservation officer is satisfied the newly planted area is fully stocked and ‘free to grow’.

 

b)    Where practical small sapling size bur oak, shagbark hickory, white elm present in the area proposed for clearing should be transplanted by machine to the replanting area to preserve valuable genetic plant material.

 

c)    A minimum 25% of any large sized Stumps >40cm diameter, course woody debris >25cm diameter and minimum of 200m2 of herbaceous vegetation and native forest floor should be salvaged from the area proposed for clearing and re-distributed across the replanting area to preserve valuable genetic resources and provide favorable conditions for accelerated ecosystem restoration.

 

d)    A minimum of 800 native hardwood trees 40-60cm tall bare root transplant stock of appropriate seed source/provenance be planted and maintained across the replanting area until such time as they are ‘free to grow’

 

e)    The applicant provide the Woodland Conservation Officer with an annual report signed off by an Registered Professional Forester documenting fulfillment of the conditions applied to this exemption and the status of the replanting/re-naturalization work.

 

            2.         CEO/CAO Role and Responsibility

·                     Power point presentation

 

·                     Report from Bill Rayburn, CAO and Wayer Meagher, County Solicitor

 

B.        ACTION ITEMS

 

1.         Thames Centre Official Plan Amendment No. 13. File 39-TC-OPA13, L82 Construction Ltd. (McGuffin Pit)

·                     Report from Durk Vanderwerff, Manager of Planning

 

Moved by _________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That Amendment No. 13 to the Thames Centre Official Plan be approved and that staff be directed to circulate a Notice of Decision as required by the Planning Act.

 

2.         Strathroy-Caradoc Official Plan Amendment No. 4; Bear Creek Golf and Country Club; Strathroy

·                     Report from Durk Vanderwerff, Manager of Planning

 

Moved by _________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That Amendment No. 4 to the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc Official Plan be approved and that staff be directed to circulate a Notice of Decision as required by the Planning Act.

 

3.         County Road Assumption Study Committee

·                     Report from Chris Traini, County Engineer

 

Moved by _________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That Councillor                               and Councillor                         be appointed to the County Road Assumption Committee.

 

4.         SWIFT Steering Committee – Request for One Political Representative to be Appointed

 

Moved by _________________________

 

Seconded by _______________________

 

That Warden Blackmore be appointed to the SWIFT Steering Committee.

 

5.         Award of Hot Mix Asphalt Paving & Cold in Place Asphalt Recycling Contracts

·                     Report from Chris Traini, County Engineer

Tenders close on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at noon and upon review of the tenders, a report will be prepared and handed out at the meeting.

 

C.        CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION ITEMS

 

1.         General Payables to February 26, 2015 totalling $152,830.56

 

2.         Planning Payables to February 26, 2015 totalling $1,484.06

 

3.         Electronic Payments for the month of February 2015 totalling $1,529,214.60

 

4.         Social Services Payables to February 25, 2015 totalling $136,864.87

 

5.         Strathmere Lodge Payables to February 25, 2015 totalling $123,022.84

 

6.         Road Payables to February 26, 2015 totalling $759,794.77

 

7.         MLEMS Payables to March 1, 2015 totalling $784,112.51

 

8.         IT Payables to February 26, 2015 totalling $16,080.13

 

9.         Economic Development Payables to February 26, 2015 totalling $33,861.36

 

Moved by ________________________

 

Seconded by ______________________

 

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

 

10.       Letter from the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association providing information on Social Assistance Management Systems (SAMS)

 

11.       Social Services Report – January 2015

·                     Report from Cindy Howard, Director of Social Services

 

12.       Funeral Expenditures for Social Assistance Recipients and Low Income Individuals

·                     Report from Cindy Howard, Director of Social Services

 

13.       Strathmere Lodge - Family, Friend and Responsible Party Newsletter – February 2015

 

14.       Strathmere Lodge – Medical Director’s Report for 2014

·                     Report from Tony Orvidas, Strathmere Lodge Administrator

 

15.       Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) publication entitled “Provincial Long Term Care Snapshot – January 2015

 

16.       Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) Action Update – February 2015

 

17.       Ontario Good Roads Association Annual Report 2014

 

18.       OGRA Board of Directors for 2015 to 2016

 

19.       OGRA Board Highlights – January 2015

 

20.       OMAFRA’s Releases New “Draft Guidelines on Permitted Uses in Ontario’s Prime Agricultural Areas” for review and input.  The Guidelines are intended to help municipalities, decision-makers, farmers and others interpret the policies in the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement on the range of uses permitted in prime agricultural areas

 

21.       OMAFRA – Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Formulae Review – 2015

 

22.       OMAFRA Regional Update – February 24, 2015

 

23.       Rural Healthy Communities Project

 

24.       Letter from the Ontario Human Rights Commission with respect to Applying a human rights lens in zoning, licensing and municipal decision making

 

25.       Invitation to a Workshop entitled “Community Economic Development 101” a workshop for Municipal Councillors and Volunteers

 

26.       Letter from North Middlesex supporting a resolution requesting the County of Middlesex to take the lead on the delivery of Tourism in Middlesex County

 

27.       News Release from Randy Pettapiece, MPP, Perth-Wellington, entitledPettapiece continues push for municipal liability insurance reform” dated February 19, 2015

 

28.       Letter from Celebrate Community Committee (CCC) a group of Southwest Middlesex residents committed to making their community a better place to live and prosper; and asking to be updated on any progress with respect to tourism

 

29.       Letter from Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announcing the 2015 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program

 

30.       Article from the Ontario Labour Relations Secretariat Community entitled “Arbitrator’s remarks help define “Ability to Pay” dated February 23, 2015

 

31.       Middlesex County Fire Inspection Activity for February 2015

·                     Report from John Elston, Fire Prevention Officer

 

32.       Changes to the Noxious Weeds List:  Regulation 1096 of the Weed Control Act

·                     Report from Mark Brown, Woodlands Conservation Officer/Weed Inspector

 

Moved by ________________________

 

Seconded by ______________________

 

That Items C.10 – CW through C.32 – CW be received for information.

 

12.       INQUIRIES

 

13.       NEW BUSINESS

 

a)         Next County Council Meetings:

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

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Moved by ________________________

 

Seconded by ______________________

 

That the next portion of the meeting be closed to the public in order to consider advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose pursuant to subsection 239 (2) (f) of the Municipal Act.

 

            b)         Legal Advice – Library Database Software

·                     Report from Wayne Meagher, County Solicitor

 

Moved by ________________________

 

Seconded by ______________________

 

            That Council resume from its Closed Session.

 

14.       ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - Middlesex Municipal Association Annual Meeting, Agricultural Hall at 268 Currie Street, Glencoe   Please note change of date

 

15.       ADJOURNMENT

 

Moved by _______________________

 

Seconded by _____________________

 

That the meeting adjourn at    p.m.