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July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020

CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ST. CLAIR COUNCIL MINUTES
SESSION #14

Electronic Meeting July 13, 2020
3:00 p.m.

A Regular Meeting of Council was held Monday, July 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. with the f , llowing people participating via video conference:

S. Arnold Mayor
S. Miller Deputy Mayor
R. Atkins Councillor
P. Brown Councillor
T. Kingston Councillor
B. Myers Councillor

J. Rodey CAO
J. Baranek Clerk

J. De Gurse Councillor

ENDA:

1 CALL TO ORDER

2 DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

3 NEW BUSINESS

3.1 Temporary Patio Request – Riverview Restaurant

3.2 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

3.3 Arena Ice – Accepting Cash – Park Bookings

4 ADOPTION OF MINUTES

4.1 Regular Council Meeting – Session #13 – June 15, 2020

4.2 Lambton Group Police Services Board Meeting – April 22, 2020

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

5.1 PUBLIC MEETING:

– 3:15 p.m. -Zoning By-Law Amendment – 3420 Brigden Road (Vandersteen)

5.2 PUBLIC MEETING:

– 3:30 p.m. – Proposed Fence Hearing – 2973 St. Clair Parkway

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5.3 PRESENTATION:

– 3:45 p.m. -2019 Audit Findings – MNP LLP -Ashley Didone, CPA, CA

6 CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS

6.1 St. Joseph’s Hospice – Donation Request

6.2 Traffic Concerns – Lexington Boulevard and St. Clair Boulevard

6.3 Dangerous Tree on Municipal Property at 389 Colborne Street

6.4 Failing Seawall on Road Allowance at 435 Beresford Street

7 INFORMATION/CONSENT AGENDA

7.1 Building Permits Report – May 2020

7.2 Lambton Group Police Services Board Report – March/April 2020

7.3 City of Sarnia – Request for Endorsement – Improvements to Long Term Care Homes Resolution

7.4 St. Clair Region Conservation Authority – Conservation Update – June 2020

7.5 Lambton County – News Release – Council Highlights – July 8, 2020 Meeting

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND STAFF

I 8.1 Senior Planner’s Report – Consideration for Shard Parking Areas and lt cess at 384 & 392 Lyndoch Street

8.2 Clerk’s Report – Councillor’s Extended Absence

8.3 Deputy Clerk’s Report – Temporary Use Agreement – Modular Buildings – CF dustries (Terra International Canada Inc.) – 161 Bickford Line, Courtright

8.4 Treasurer’s Report – General Accounts and Corporate Visa Statement

8.5 Treasurer’s Report – 2019 Statement of Revenue and Expenditures

8.6 Treasurer’s Report – 2019 Year End Audit Schedules

8.7 Treasurer’s Report – 2019 Reserve and Deferred Revenue Transfers

8.8 Treasurer’s Report – CO VID -19 Financial Impact

8.9 Treasurer’s Report – Moore Industrial Park Reserve

8.10 Director of Emergency Services’ Report – Information

8.11 Director of Emergency Services’ Report – St. Clair Township Accessibility Review – Brigden Fire Station/Community Room

8.12 Director of Emergency Services’ Report – Memorandum of Understanding between St. Clair Fire Department and Belfor Restoration

8.13 Deputy Fire Chief’s Report – Fire Department Prevention & Fire Safety Education Activities

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8.14 Director of Public Works’ Report – McKeough Dam Closure – Cost Sharing Options

8.15 Coordinator of Operations’ (Works) Report – Monthly Report

8.16 Coordinator of Operations’ (Works) Report – New Streetlights on Bunker Avenue

8.17 Coordinator of Operations’ (Works) Report – Traffic Concerns on Spokane Boulevard

8.18 Coordinator of Operations’ (Water/Wastewater) Report – Monthly Report

8.19 Coordinator of Operations’ (Water/Wastewater) Report – Proposed Easement
& Water Service at 179 West Smith Line (Nantais)

8.20 Coordinator of Engineering’s Report – Monthly Report

8.21 Coordinator of Engineering’s Report – Sewer Replacement – First Street, Courtright

8.22 Coordinator of Engineering’s Report – Inflow and Infiltration Mitigation Policy

8.23 Drainage Superintendent’s Report – Monthly Report

8.24 Drainage Superintendent’s Report Hubbard Drain – Proceed with Obtaining Approval from Department of Fisheries & Oceans

8.25 Director of Community Services’ Report – Information

8.26 Director of Community Services’ Report – Campground Trans-Seasonal Rates

8.27 Director of Community Services’ Report – Museum Opening

8.28 Coordinator of Community Programs’ Report – Moore Sports Complex Pool Facilities Reopening

9 BY-LAWS

9.1 By-Law 39 of 2020 – To Repeal By-Law 41 of 2004 (Registration Error – Lot 4 Plan 25M37)

9.2 By-Law 40 of 2020 – Confirming By-Law

9.3 By-Law 41 of 2020 – Zoning By-Law Amendment – 3420 Brigden Road (Vandersteen)

9.4 By-Law 42 of 2020 – Temporary Use Agreement – CF Industries (Terra International Canada Inc.) – 161 Bickford Line

IN CAMERA SESSION

10.1 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (b) Personnel

COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS

1 . UPCOMING MEETINGS

12.1 Regular Council Meeting – Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
12.2 Regular Council Meeting – Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

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1 CALL TO ORDER

At the appointed time of 3:00 p.m., Mayor Arnold called the meeting to order.

Mayor Arnold asked all attendees to observe a moment of silence to honour former Township Councillor Pat Carswell-Alexander.

2. DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None declared.

3 NEW BUSINESS

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 1 Be it resolved that the request submitted by the Owners of 1548 St. Clair Parkway, St. Clair Riverview Bar and Grill, to install a temporary patio encroaching onto Township land be approved subject to the Owner entering into a Temporary Patio Agreement.
CARRIED

4 ADOPTION OF MINUTES

Moved by B. Myers Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 2 Be it resolved that the Minutes from Regular Council Session #13 held on June 15, 2020, be received and accepted as printed.
CARRIED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 3 Be it resolved that the Minutes from the Lambton Group Police Services Board meeting held on April 22, 2020, be received and accepted as printed.

CARRIED

5 DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

5 1 PUBLIC MEETING: Zoning By-Law Amendment – 3420 Brigden Road

Mayor Arnold declared open the Public Meeting to consider a rezoning for the property known as 3420 Brigden Road. The rezoning is a condition of Severance B-08/19 which was approved by the Committee of Adjustment on October 28, 2019 which disposed of a dwelling surplus to the needs of the farming operation by creating a new 2-acre lot.

As per the Provincial Policy Statement, a lot created by consent due to a surplus farm dwelling requires the retained lot to be rezoned to prohibit the erection of a new dwelling and the new lot needs to be rezoned to acknowledge its smaller size.

For this application, the retained parcel is of suitable size, and the new lot is the required 2 acres.

There were no comments or questions posed by Council and no member of the public chose to speak in favour or opposition to the application.

Mayor Arnold declared the public meeting closed and asked for any forthcoming motion.

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by S. Miller

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Motion 4 Be it resolved that zoning application RS-2020 pertaining to lands known as 3420 Brigden Road be approved and that By-Law 41 of 2020 be given consideration for all three readings.
CARRIED

5. PUBLIC MEETING: Fence Variance Hearing – 2973 St. Clair Parkway

The owners of 2973 St. Clair Parkway have applied for a variance to Fence By­ law 36 of 201O to authorize the erection of a 4-foot tall fence of glass construction to enclose a rear yard pool.

The request seeks two variances: one to permit a rear yard fence in this location, and a second to reduce the required height of the fence from 5 (five) to 4 (four) feet.

Council engaged in a robust discussion debating the safety concerns with lowering a required pool fence from 5 to 4 feet.
Mayor Arnold noted that the Township has contradictory by-laws where a fence is required to enclose a swimming pool but, the zoning by-law prohibits fences in yards abutting the St. Clair River in an effort to preserve views.

No members of the public, nor the applicant, submitted any comments. The Clerk noted both abutting neighbours called to discuss the fence but, did not object.

Mayor Arnold declared the public meeting closed and asked for any forthcoming motions.

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 5 Be it resolved that a rear yard fence made of glass (or other translucent) material be approved to enclose a swimming pool but, that the fence be the minimum 5 (five) feet in height.
CARRIED

5 B PRESENTATION: 2019 Audit Findings – MNP LLP-Ashley Didone, CPA, CA

Ashley Didone, partner of MNP LLP firm, provided a recap of the discoveries from the 2019 audited financial statements.

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 6 That the 2019 draft Consolidated Financial Statements for St. Clair Township be received and approved and the Mayor be authorized to sign the final version which will be dated July 13, 2020.
CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 7 That the 2019 Independent and Audit finding letter for Consolidated Financial Statements for St. Clair Township be received.
CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 8 That the 2019 draft THE MOORE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY AND RECREATION FOUNDATION Financial Statements for St. Clair Township be received and approved and the Mayor be authorized to sign the final version which will be dated July 13, 2020.
CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 9 That the 2019 Independence and Audit Finding letter for the THE
MOORE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY AND RECREATION FOUNDATION be
received and approved.
CARRIED

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Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 1O That the 2019 draft St. Clair River Trail Trust Fund Financial Statements for St. Clair Township be received and approved and the Mayor be authorized to sign the final version which will be dated July 13, 2020.
CARRIED
Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 11 That the 2019 Audit Finding for the St. Clair River Trail Trust be received and approved.
CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 12 That the 2019 draft Trust Funds Financial Statements for St. Clair Township be received and approved and that the Mayor be authorized to sign the final version which will be dated July 13, 2020.
CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 13 That the 2019 Audit Finding for the Trust Fund be received and approved.
CARRIED

6 1 CORRESPONDENCE

Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 14 Be it resolved that Council accept the following items of correspondence as per Council’s direction:

6.1 St. Joseph’s Hospice – Donation Request
6.2 Traffic Concerns – Lexington & St. Clair Boulevards
6.3 Dangerous Tree on Municipal Property – 389 Colborne St.
6.4 Failing Seawall on Road Allowance – 435 Beresford St.
CARRIED

6 1 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 15 Be it resolved that a donation of $3000 be granted to St. Joseph’s Hospice to be funded by the Environment and Education Fund.
CARRIED

6 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 16 Be it resolved the concern related to traffic and ATV use in Paddock Green be referred to staff for a report.
CARRIED

6 3 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 17 Be it resolved that staff be directed to remove any dead or unsafe portion of the tree in front of 389 Colborne Street.
CARRIED

6 4 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 18 Be it resolved that staff be directed to produce a report identifying the condition and any necessary repairs for the seawall in the road allowance of Fane Street at the St. Clair River.
CARRIED

7. INFORMATION ITEMS/CONSENT AGENDA

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 19 Be it resolved that the following items of information be dealt with as per Council’s direction:

7.1 Building Permits Report – May 2020
7.2 Lambton Group Police Services Board Report – March/April 2020

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7.3 City of Sarnia – Request for Long Term Care Home Improvements Resolution Endorsement
7.4 SCRCA – Conservation Update – June 2020
7.5 Lambton County Council Highlights – July 8, 2020 Meeting
CARRIED
Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 20 Be it resolved that the Township endorse the resolution passed by the City of Sarnia related to Long Term Care Home Improvements.

**Recorded Vote requested by Mayor Arnold.
Councillor Atkins Nay
Councillor Brown Aye Councillor Kingston Nay Councillor Myers Nay Deputy Mayor Miller Nay Mayor Arnold Nay

DEFEATED

8 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND STAFF

81,1 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 21 Be it resolved that the Consideration for Shared Parking and Access at
384 & 392 Lyndoch Street report as submitted by Senior Planner – Barry Uitvlugt be received as information.
CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 22 Be it resolved that staff produce a report to identify how many spots are required by the Emergency Services Building and determine the surplus, if any; and to produce the draft terms of a potential maintenance agreement between the Township and the owners of 384 Lyndoch Street.
CARRIED

8 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 23 Be it resolved that the Councillor’s Extended Absence report as submitted by Clerk – Jeff Baranek be received and that Councillor Jim De Gurse be granted as extended leave of absence from his duties.
CARRIED

.3 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 24 Be it resolved that the report submitted by Acting Deputy Clerk/Coordinator of Planning – Caroline DeSchutter dated July 7, 2020 be received and that By-Law 42 of 2020 be considered for approval to authorize an Agreement with CF Industries (Terra International Canada Inc.) for the temporary use of (7) modular buildings on lands located at 161 Bickford Line.

1 .4 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers

CARRIED

Motion 25 Be it resolved that the General Accounts and Corporate Visa Statement report as submitted by the Treasurer – Charles Quenneville be received and that vendor invoices be approved for the period of May 22 to June 26, 2020 totalling
$5,446,948.33 along with the CIBC Visa charges for the period of April 25 to May 24, 2020 totalling $7076.02.
CARRIED

.5 Moved by B.Myers Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 26 Be it resolved that the 2019 Operating Results report as submitted by the Treasurer – Charles Quenneville be received and that the following recommendations be approved:

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1) the 2019 operating results analysis for general funds on Exhibit A1, 81 & C1 and $85,503 be transferred from the Year End Surplus reserve;

2) the 2019 water results under PSAB and $2,075.309 surplus generated on cash basis be transferred to water reserves on Exhibit E line 24;

3) the 2019 sanitary results under PSAB and $83,094 surplus generated on cash basis be transferred to sanitary reserves on Exhibit F line 30.
CARRIED

8 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 27 Be it resolved that the 2019 Year End Audit Schedules report as submitted by the Treasurer – Charles Quenneville be received as information and that the year end December 31, 2019 reports be approved.
CARRIED

8 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 28 Be it resolved that the 2019 Reserve and Deferred Revenue Transfers report as submitted by the Treasurer – Charles Quenneville be received and that the following recommendations be approved:

1) that the uncompleted 2019 General capital projects on Schedule A-1 from line
38 to 41 totalling $275,000 and drain capital projects line 44 to 48 totalling
$253,000 be transferred into reserve;

2) the 2019 to/from reserve transfer attached on Schedule A-1 to A-2 B;

3) the attached Schedule D to D2 deferred revenue transfers;

4) that the development charge from St. Clair Sanitary and interest component in the same amount of $250,000 be used toward financing capital project 2019-500 Courtright Treatment Plant odour control cost overrun;

5) the attached Schedule E1-E2 2019 Capital Budget Listing reconciliation of budget to actual;

6) that the unused Stanley Line Bear Creek in the amount of $115,920 sitting in uncompleted capital reserve be transferred to PW Capital Reserve.
CARRIED

8 8 Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 29 Be it resolved that the COVID-19 Financial Impact report as submitted by the Treasurer- Charles Quenneville be received as information.
CARRIED

8 9 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 30 Be it resolved that the Moore Industrial Park Reserve report as submitted by the Treasurer – Charles Quenneville be received and that the Moore Industrial Capital Work in Progress balance as of December 31, 2019 in the amount of $1,249,092.07 be transferred to the new Moore Industrial Park reserve.

CARRIED

811 0 Moved by B. Myers Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 31 Be it resolved that the Information Report as submitted by the Director of Emergency Services – Walt Anderson be received as information.
CARRIED

8 11 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 32 Be it resolved that the Brigden Station Accessibility Report as submitted by the Director of Emergency Services – Walt And erson be received as information.

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CARRIED

2 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 33 Be it resolved that the Memorandum of Understanding between St. Clair Fire Department and Be/for Restoration report as submitted by the Director of Emergency Services – Walt Anderson be received and that approval be given to sign the “boarding up” Memorandum of Understanding as attached for securing structures when needed following a fire.
CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 34 Be it resolved that the Quote to Replace the Breathing Apparatus ‘ report submitted by Director of Emergency Services – Walt Anderson be received and that the quote submitted by M & L Supply for 3M Scott air packs in the amount of $1,168,733 be approved and that staff produce a report for the most efficient financing options for the purchase.
CARRIED

8 13 Moved by B. Myers Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 35 Be it resolved that the Fire Department Prevention & Fire Safety Education Activities report as submitted by Deputy Chief – Andrew McMillan be received as information.
CARRIED

8 14 Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 36 Be it resolved that the McKeough Dam Closure – Cost Sharing report as submitted by Director of Public Works – Brian Black be received as information.

CARRIED
8 15 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 37 Be it resolved that the Monthly Report as submitted by Coordinator of Operations ‘ (Works) – Dave Neely be received as information.
CARRIED

8 16 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 38 Be it resolved that the New Streetlights – Bunker Avenue report as submitted by Coordinator of Operations’ (Works) – Dave Neely be received as information and that the request for new streetlights be referred to 20_21 capital budget selection.
CARRIED

8 17 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 39 Be it resolved that the Traffic Concerns on Spokane Boulevard report as submitted by Coordinator of Operations’ (Works) – Dave Neely be received as information and that the request for additional stop signs be denied.
CARRIED

8 18 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 40 Be it resolved that the Monthly Report for June as submitted by Coordinator of Operations ‘ (Water) – Chris Westbrook be received as information.

CARRIED

8 19 Moved by B. Myers Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 41 Be it resolved that the 179 West Smith Line – Floyd Nantais report as submitted by Coordinator of Operations’ (Water) – Chris Westbrook be received as information and that the selling of a small parcel of land located on the west edge of the Sombra Lagoon to Floyd Nantais for a dollar, subject to having his lawyer contact the Township lawyer, arrange a survey and transfer title documents be approved.
CARRIED

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O Moved by P. Brown Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 42 Be it resolved that the Monthly Report as submitted by Coordinator of Engineering – Paul daSilva be received as information.
CARRIED

8. 1 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 43 Be it resolved that the First Street Sewer Replacement – Courtright report as submitted by Coordinator of Engineering – Paul daSilva be received as information and that the replacement of sanitary sewers on First Street and the relining of sanitary sewers on St. Clair Parkway be approved in the amount of
$220,000 to be funded by water reserves; and that the watermain replacement, storm sewer, and roadworks also be completed in the approximate amount of
$343,000 using re-allocated surplus funds from the St. Clair Parkway Rehabilitation project, with the balance of necessary funding being considered in a subsequent report from staff.
CARRIED

8. 2 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 44 Be it resolved that the Inflow & Infiltration Mitigation Policy report as submitted by Coordinator of Engineering – Paul daSilva be received as information and that:

1) The Inflow & Infiltration Mitigation Policy be approved, and the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign the policy into effect;

2) The Sanitary Backwater Valve in Existing Buildings Policy be amended to include homes which are not considered to be “at risk” for basement flooding at a reduced subsidy of $500;

3) Staff be granted the authority to approve applications and subsidies as defined by the policy and provide monthly and yearly updates on the program uptake.

CARRIED
8 3 Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 45 Be it resolved that the Monthly Report as submitted by the Drainage Superintendent – Lucas DePooter be received as information and that the following recommendations be approved:

1) Award Mannen and McDonald Creek Drain project to GM Construction as quoted, at the expense of the drain;

2) Have the McFarlane Drain culvert under Waterworks Road replaced by a suitable and qualified contractor at the expense of the drain;

3) Award the White Drain#2 project to GM Construction as quoted, at the expense of the drain;

4) Have the Rivers Lapish Drain cleaned out by a suitable and qualified contractor at the expense of the drain;

5) Have the Hayne Drain cleaned out by a suitable and qualified contractor at the expense of the drain.
CARRIED

8 4 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 46 Be it resolved that the Hubbard Drain – Proceeding with DFO Approval report as submitted by Drainage Superintendent – Lucas DePooter be received and that Council direct the appointed engineer (Spriet Associates) to hire Fisheries Biologist to assist with the application for a Fisheries Act Authorization for the Hubbard Drain design of the pump and dam system once DFO approval is received.

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CARRIED

8 5 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 47 Be it resolved that the Information Report as submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received as information.
CARRIED
8 6 Moved by B. Myers Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 48 Be it resolved that the Campground Trans-Seasonal Rates report as submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received and that Council approve the recommendation that rates may now follow the normal transient pricing for the trans-seasonal sites for the remainder of the season until the last booking date of September 18, 2020.
CARRIED

8 j27 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
I Motion 49 Be it resolved that the Museum Opening report as submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received and that both
Museums be approved for opening when our area goes to Stage 3 and the Museums are ready to open.
DEFEATED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 50 Be it resolved that the Museum Opening report as submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received and that both Museums remain closed and their re-opening be reconsidered during the next meeting of Council to be held on August 17, 2020.
CARRIED

8 8 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 51 Be it resolved that the Moore Sports Complex Pool Opening report as submitted by Coordinator of Community Programs – Michelle Rottier be received as information.
CARRIED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 52 Be it resolved that the pool at the Moore Sports Complex remain closed and its re-opening be reconsidered during the next meeting of Council to be held on August 17, 2020.
CARRIED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 53 Be it resolved that the Arena Ice, Cash, Phase 3 Bookings report submitted by the Director of Community Services Kendall Lindsay be received as information.
CARRIED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 54 Be it resolved that the pavilions at all parks remain fully closed for rentals for the balance of the 2020 season.
CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 55 Be it resolved that the Director of Comm unity Services be authorized to begin to reinstall ice in Rink 1 at the Moore Sports Complex.
CARRIED

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 56 Be it resolved that the Township facilities begin to accept cash
payment s, while still encouraging credit/debit.
•• Recorded Vote requested by Mayor Arnold.
Councillor Atkins Aye
Councillor Brown Aye

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Councillor Kingston Aye Councillor Myers Nay Deputy Mayor Miller Aye Mayor Arnold Nay

CARRIED
Moved by S. Miller Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 57 Be it resolved that the Director of Community Services be authorized to apply for two accessibility grants.
CARRIED

9. BY-LAWS:

9 1 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
1 Motion 58 Be it resolved that following By-laws receive all three readings and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute appurtenant agreements and be thereby passed:

– 39 of 2020 – To Repeal By-Law 41 of 2004 (Registration Error – Lot 4 Plan 25M37)
– 40 of 2020 – Confirming By-Law
– 41 of 2020 – Zoning By-Law Amendment – 3420 Brigden Road (Vandersteen)
– 42 of 2020 – Temporary Use Agreement – CF Industries (Terra International Canada Inc.) – 161 Bickford Line
CARRIED

1 . IN CAMERA SESSION

1 1 . 1 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 59 Be it resolved that the meeting enter an in-camera session to discuss Personnel under section 239 (2) (b).
CARRIED

Mayor Arnold declared the meeting back into open session and asked for any forthcoming motions. No motions were made.

1 . COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS:

Deputy Mayor Miller

Deputy Mayor Miller has participated in many Zoom meetings
He noted that there are many spots along the St. Clair River Trail where overgrown branches cause people to avoid them.

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 60 Be it resolved that staff be directed to trim branches along the St. Clair River Trail to ensure its unobstructed safe use.
CARRIED

Deputy Mayor Miller advised that there is a trailer on King Street that is being occupied and asked staff to investigate.

Councillor Brown

Councillor Brown noted that the garbage receptacle at the corner of Rokeby and St. Clair Parkway needs to be emptied.

Also, ther e is a dea d tree in the boulevard at 431 Lyndoch Street that needs to be removed.

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Moved by P. Brown Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 61 Be it resolved that staff coordinate with Shell to have the two dead trees on Shell’s property flanking the pedestrian bridge in Guthrie Park removed.
CARRIED

Councillor Atkins

Councillor Atkins asked for a report on a recent dog bite incident in Sombra.

With regard to the Community Survey that was being conducted in the Township, Councillor Atkins suggested that advertising could have been done beyond the Beacon and Township website in an effort to legitimize it and eliminate residents questioning its validity.

Councillor Myers

Councillor Myers asked that staff speak to a resident who was trimming trees in Sombra Park to advise that this is not permitted or tolerated.

He reported that there continues to be an accumulation of garbage at the diversion channel bridge.

Councillor Myers identified a mixed message with the operation of ATVs on Township roads – some believe they are illegal but, the OPP only ensure helmets and insurance are in place.

Councillor Myers concluded his report by suggesting the limitation of basements in some areas of Port Lambton due to high water levels and inevitable flooding issues.

Councillor Kingston

Councillor Kingston reported that the former crosswalk at Cameron and St. Clair Parkway has faded and creates a safety concern for pedestrians.

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 62 Be it resolved that staff produce a report for possible enhancements or improvements to the former crosswalk at Cameron Street and St. Clair Parkway.
CARRIED

Councillor Kingston expressed concern with potential incidents from vehicular traffic using the right parking lane on Lyndoch for passing.

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 63 Be it resolved that staff be directed to produce a report for considerations on how to increase safety in the right parking lanes of Lyndoch Street.
CARRIED

Councillor Kingston noted that the donation bin in the parking lot at the plaza on St. Clair Parkway and St. Clair Boulevard has become unkempt again.

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 64 Be it resolved that staff produce a report on how to regulate and force maintenance on donation bins in the Township.
CARRIED
Mayor Arnold

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Ma yor Arnold noted he has asked Marilyn Gladu’s office for an update on the Infrastructure grant the Township applied for to upgrade the Moore Sports Complex.

Mayor Arnold also reported that, in his opinion, the Civic Centre should remain closed at least until the next meeting on August 17th where its opening can be reconsidered.

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 65 Be it resolved that the Civic Centre remain closed to visitors, other
than by appointmen,t and that its reopening be reconsidered during the next

meeting of Council on August 17, 2020.

12. UPCOMING MEETINGS

CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 66 Be it resolved the meeting of Council in August be held on August 17, 2020 beginning at 3:00 p.m.
CARRIED

13. ADJOURNMENT

Seeing no other business to conduct, it was thereby moved:

Moved by B. Myers Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 67 Be it resolved that the meeting do hereby adjourn.
CARRIED

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

Mayor – Steve¥noif,K’