Council and Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights - November 25, 2020

Posted on Thursday November 26, 2020
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Council Highlights provide a brief overview of noteworthy decisions and presentations made at Town of Penetanguishene Council meetings. Detailed agendas and minutes from the meetings are available on our website.

To ensure social distancing provisions are maintained, this meeting will be available for viewing on Rogers TV only as staff and members of Council will be participating in the meeting electronically. The open session portion of the meeting is posted on our YouTube Channel for viewing.

Council

  • Council received a presentation from Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe and the Heart of Georgian Bay regarding a 2020 Activity Report and 2021 Strategic Planning.
  • Council received a presentation from President, Stuart Spiers of the Penetanguishene Curling Club (PCC) to share the PCC membership update for the year 2020.
  • Council approved the draft agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Penetanguishene and Georgian Bay Snowriders.
  • Council approved that the Town apply to the County of Simcoe’s Age-Friendly Needs Assessment Grant in consultation with the Community Wellbeing Committee.
  • Council approved the Mayors appointment of Toni Juneau to the Museum and Heritage Committee for the remainder of the Council term.
  • Council pulled a motion from the October 14, 2020 Committee meeting and approved that the Penetang Junior ‘C’ Kings be granted a reduction in rates to the Minor Hockey Rate for the 2021 Season.
  • Council passed six by-laws including a by-law to enter into an endowment fund agreement with Huronia Communities Foundation; a by-law to authorize the execution of an agreement with the Town of Penetanguishene Volunteer Firefighters Association; a by-law to amend zoning by-law 2000-02; a by-law to exempt certain lands from part lot control; a by-law to authorize the agreement with the Georgian Bay Snowriders; and a by-law to authorize the agreement with La Cle d’la Baie en Huronie.

Committee of the Whole

  • Committee received Council Information package from October 20, 2020 and November 25, 2020 for information.
  • Committee approved the proposed option for Winter Maintenance on Peel Street.
  • Committee awarded the Payette Water System Secondary Supply Municipal Class Environmental Assessment capital project to J.L Richards & Associates.
  • Committee received the Penetanguishene Public Library Board Minutes from September 28, 2020 for information.
  • Committee received the Penetanguishene Public Library Report from CEO for information.
  • Committee received the Winterama 2021 & The Reconnect Festival and Event Grant Program for information.
  • Committee approved the amendments to the Curling Club Agreement as presented.
  • Committee received the October 2020 Monthly Municipal Law Enforcement Activity Report for information.
  • Committee received the Business Recovery Task Force Meeting Memos #5 and #6 for information.
  • Committee received a monthly Huronia Animal Comparative Report for information.
  • Committee received a memo to council regarding the Community Improvement Plan Grant Recipients for information.
  • Committee received Graffiti Removal Report for information.
  • Committee approved that Council waive the formal purchasing process and renew the contract with Huronia Animal Control t for a period of three years.
  • Committee approved Zoning by-law amendment Z.A 5/2020 for the property 38 Poyntz Street as recommended and a by-law will be presented at the next meeting.
  • Committee approved Zoning by-law amendment Z.A 6/2020 for the property 136 Fox Street as recommended. and a by-law will be presented at the next meeting.
  • Committee approved Zoning by-law amendment Z.A 7/2020 17 Peel Street as recommended, and a by-law will be presented at the next meeting.
  • Committee approved by-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Consent Agreement and License Agreement for execution regarding 344 Watson Road.
  • Committee approved creation of a Technical Advisory Committee to assist the development of the Town Dock Secondary Plan.   The TAC will be recruiting two (2) public members to participate as well.
  • Committee approved the Site Plan Revisions for 61 Thompsons Road West being an 18-unit residential apartment building;
  • Committee received 2021 Development Charge Index Report for information.
  • Committee approved the 2021 Interim Tax Levy Report.
  • Committee approved the 2021 Temporary Borrowing Report.
  • Committee approved the recommended water and wastewater rates for 2021.
  • Committee approved an extension of the shared services agreement for Fire and Emergency Services until December 31, 2021.
  • Committee approved the 2021 Council and Committee of the Whole meeting schedule as presented.
  • Committee approved that the Information Technology Service Agreement be renewed to December 31, 2021.

Special Council

  • Council convened in an in-camera (closed session) to discuss details of the services provided for Information Technology by Compusolve and a legal and insurance claim update. 

Upcoming Meetings and Events: *meeting subject to change/cancel due to ongoing COVID19 pandemic.  Please check our website for the most up to date information.

November 30, 2020 7:00PM

Committee of Adjustment

Electronic Meeting

December 8, 2020 6:00 PM

Public Consultation – Budget

Electronic Meeting

December 8, 2020 7:00 PM

Special Committee of the Whole - Budget

Electronic Meeting

December 9, 2020 7:00 PM

Council

Electronic Meeting

December 9, 2020 7:30 PM

Committee of the Whole

Electronic Meeting

Other Community Events are listed on our website here

The Town of Penetanguishene publishes Council Highlights after meetings. Council encourages its residents, businesses and stakeholders to stay abreast of Council news. Council Highlights briefly describe items of interest to the public.  To view detailed information about a topic, visit www.penetanguishene.ca