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May 17, 20212

May 17, 20212

CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ST. CLAIR COUNCIL MINUTES
SESSION #10

Electronic Meeting May 17, 2021
3:00 p.m.

Regular Meeting of Council was held Monday, May 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. with the llowing people participating via video conference:

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S. Arnold
S. Miller
R. Atkins
P. Brown
J. De Gurse
B. Myers
T. Kingston

J. Rodey
J. Baranek
W. Anderson
B. Black
C. Quenneville
K. Lindsay
C. Westbrook
D. Neely
P. Da Silva
J. Brunt

Mayor
Deputy Mayor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor

CAO
Clerk
Dir. of Emergency Services Dir. of Public Works Treasurer
Dir. of Community Services Coard. of Operations (Water) Coard. of Operations (Roads Coard. of Engineering Drainage Superintendent

GENOA:

CALL TO ORDER

DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

3.1 Regular Council Meeting – Session #9 – May 3, 2021

DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

4.1 – 3:15 p.m. – Fence Variance – 351 Nantais Court, Corunna

5 CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS

5.1 Canteen Rental Proposal – Corunna Athletic Park

5.2 Water Line Replacement Funding Request

5.3 Property Standards Complaint – 413 Beresford Street

5.4 MacDonald Park Upgrades – Port Lambton Athletic Association

INFORMATION ITEMS

6.1 Lambton Farm Safety Meeting Minutes – January 18, 2021

6.2 Building Permit Report – March 2021

6.3 St. Clair Region Conservation Authority – Conservation Authority – Conservation Update – April 2021

6.4 St. Clair Region Conservation Authority – Meeting Highlights – April 15, 2021

6.5 Speed Signs in Brigden – Thank you

6.6 Lambton County Council Highlights – May 5, 2021

6.7 Lambton County Regional Trails Committee Meeting Minutes – May 6, 2021

DRAINS

7.1 Drainage By-Law 12 of 2021 – City of Sarnia Drains – Amending

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND STAFF

8.1 Senior Planner’s Report – Deeming By-Law – 222-224 Hill Street, Corunna – The Eye Opener

8.2 Senior Planner’s Report – Site Plan Approval – 467 Rokeby Line – Praxair Canada Inc.

8.3 Deputy Clerk’s Report – Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Vacancy

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

8.5 Treasurer’s Report – Civic Centre Phone System Upgrades and Voice Mail Protocol

8.6 Director of Emergency Services’ Report – Information

8.7 Deputy Fire Chief’s Report – Fire Department Prevention and Fire Safety Education Activities

8.8 Deputy Fire Chief’s Report – Fire Department Training and Health & Safety Activities

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

8.10 Coordinator of Operations’ (Works) Report – Rumble Strips on Paved Shoulders

8.11 Coordinator of Operations’ (Works) Report – Request for Speed Limit Change – St. Clair Parkway South of Holt Line

8.12 Coordinator of Operations’ (Works) Report – Request for Additional Curb Cut/Driveway Width – 380 Bayhill Drive

8.13 Coordinator of Operations’ (Works) Report – Snow Plow Blade for Loader

8.14 Coordinator of Operations’ (Water) Report – Monthly Report

8.15 Coordinator of Engineering’s Report – Mill Street Watermain Replacement – Brigden

8.16 Drainage Superintendent’s Report – Private Entrance Culvert

8.17 Director of Community Services’ Report – Information

8.18 Director of Community Services’ Report – Moore Sports Complex Boiler Replacement

BY-LAWS

9.1 By-Law 22 of 2021 – Deeming By-Law – 222-224 Hill Street- The Eye Opener

9.2 By-Law 23 of 2021 – Confirming By-Law

9.3 By-Law 24 of 2021 – Site Plan Agreement – 467 Rokeby Line – Praxair Canada Inc.

0. NEW BUSINESS

1. COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS

2. UPCOMING MEETINGS

12.1 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, June 7, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.
12.2 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, June 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.
12.3 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, July 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

3. IN-CAMERA

3.1 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (f) Advice from Township Solicitor Related to a proposed Special Service Area By-law

.2 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (e) Potential litigation related to the illegal installation of a dock at Second Street, Port Lambton

. ADJOURNMENT

1 CALL TO ORDER

At the appointed time of 3:00 p.m., Mayor Arnold called the meeting to order and welcomed Council, staff and those watching on other platforms.

DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None declared.

3 ADOPTION OF MINUTES

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 1 Be it resolved that the Minutes from the Regular Council Meeting Session #9 held on May 3, 2021, be received and accepted as printed.
CARRIED

4 DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

4 1 – 3:15 p.m. – Fence Variance – 351 Nantais Court, Corunna

At the appointed time of 3:15 p.m., Mayor Arnold declared open a public meeting to consider a proposed fence increase at the property known as 351 Nantais Court.

Glen Nantais has proposed a wooden rear yard perimeter fence eight-feet in height to enclose his backyard where the by-law permits fences with a maximum height of 6 feet.

Clerk – Jeff Baranek noted there have been three phone calls resulting from the circulated notice: two in favour and one against the proposed height increase.

Deputy Mayor Miller stated that he was not in favour of increased heights for fences without extraordinary circumstances which were not discernable in this proposal.

Seeing no other comments forthcoming, Mayor Arnold declared the meeting closed and asked for any forthcoming motions.

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 2 Be it resolved that the fence height increase request submitted by Glen Nantais proposing to enclose the rear yard at 351 Nantais Court with an eight-foot tall wooden fence be denied.
CARRIED

CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 3 Be it resolved that Council accept the following items of correspondence as per Council’s direction:

5.1 Canteen Rental Proposal – Corunna Athletic Park
5.2 Water Line Replacement Funding Request
5.3 Property Standards Complaint – 413 Beresford Street
5.4 MacDonald Park Proposed Upgrades
CARRIED

1 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 4 Be it resolved the proposal submitted by Brooklyn Macleod to operate the canteen at Corunna Athletic Park for the 2021 season be approved in principle subject to the satisfaction of the Director of Community Services.
CARRIED

2 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 5 Be it resolved that the water line replacement grant program requested by a local resident be received and filed and that no such program be considered for the Township of St. Clair.
CARRIED

5 3 Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 6 Be it resolved that the property standards complaint received against the property known as 413 Beresford be referred to the County of Lambton Property Standards Officer for investigation.
CARRIED

5 4 Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 7 Be it resolved that the McDonald Park upgrades suggested by Craig Bezaire as the result of a generous private donation be approved subject to the satisfaction of the Director of Community Services.
CARRIED

6 INFORMATION ITEMS

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 8 Be it resolved that the following items of information be dealt with as per Council’s direction:

.1 Lambton Farm Safety Meeting Minutes – January 18, 2021
, .2 Building Permit Report – March 2021
.3 St. Clair Region Conservation Authority – Conservation Update – April 2021
.4 St. Clair Regional Conservation Authority Meeting Highlights – April 15, 2021
.5 Speed Signs in Brigden – Thank you
.6 Lambton County Council Highlights – May 5, 2021
· .7 Lambton County Regional Trails Committee Meeting Minutes – May 6, 2021

CARRIED
DRAINS

Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 9 Be it resolved that the following drainage by-law be given all three readings and be thereby passed, and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute the By-Law:

7.1 Drainage By-Law 12 of 2021 – Being a by-law to raise the sum of money being expended out of the General Funds of the Township of St. Clair for maintenance of the Elnor Drain.
CARRIED

. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND STAFF

,.1 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 10 Be it resolved that the Deeming By-Law – 222-224 Hill Street, Corunna
– The Eye Opener report as submitted by Senior Planner – Barry Uitvlugt be received and that the deeming By-Law 22 of 2021 be considered for approval to authorize Lots 277 & 278, Plan 413 not be included in a plan of subdivision.

CARRIED

.2 Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 11 Be it resolved the Site Plan Approval – 467 Rokeby Line – Praxair Canada Inc. report submitted by Senior Planner – Barry Uitvlugt be received and that the site plan By-Law 24 of 2021 be considered for approval.
CARRIED

3 Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 12 Be it resolved that the Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Vacancy report as submitted by Director of Planning – Carlie McClemens be received as information and that the current vacancy on the Committee of Adjustment be advertised and that all candidates be forwarded to Council for selection.

CARRIED

4 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 13 Be it resolved that the General Accounts and Corporate Visa Statement report submitted by Treasurer – Charlie Quenneville be received as information and the vendor invoices be approved for the period of April 1 to April 30, 2021 totaling $1,808,856.56 along with the CIBC Visa charges for the period of February 25, 2021 to March 24, 2021 totaling $3991.67.
CARRIED

8 5 Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 14 Be it resolved that the Civic Centre Phone System Upgrades and Voice Mail Protocol report submitted by Treasurer – Charlie Quenneville be received and the Treasurer be authorized to purchase the Grandstream phone system at an estimated cost of $13,500 to be financed from the General Equipment reserve and the protocol of ratepayers receiving a voice message with the option to choose an extension be adapted.
CARRIED

.6 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 15 Be it resolved that the Information Report as submitted by Director of Emergency Services – Walt Anderson be received as information.
CARRIED

.7 Moved by J. De Gurse Motion 16 Be it resolved Education Activities report received as information.

Seconded by P. Brown
that the Fire Department Prevention & Fire Safety
submitted by Deputy Chief – Andrew McMillan be

CARRIED

.8 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 17 Be it resolved that the Fire Department Training and Health & Safety Activities report submitted by Deputy Chief – Steve Bicum be received as information.
CARRIED

, .9 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 18 Be it resolved that the Monthly Report submitted by Coordinator of Operations (Works) – Dave Neely be received as information.
CARRIED

.10 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 19 Be it resolved that the Rumble Strips on Paved Shoulders report submitted by Coordinator of Operations – David Neely be received as information and that the request for the installation of additional rumble strips on paved shoulders along the St. Clair Parkway be denied and that the pedestrian crossing of St. Clair Parkway located immediately south of No-Frills be officially removed.

CARRIED

..11 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 20 Be it resolved that the Request for Speed Limit Change – St. Clair Parkway South of Holt Line report submitted by Coordinator of Operations – David Neely be received as information and that the request for the lowering of the speed limit from 70 km/h to 50 km/h be denied.
CARRIED

Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 21 Be it resolved that staff be directed to produce a report to consider the impacts of introducing a solid yellow ‘no passing’ line in the location of the proposed speed reduction on St. Clair Parkway south of Holt Line.
CARRIED

12 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 22 Be it resolved that the Request for Additional Curb Cut/Driveway Width
– 380 Bayhi/1 Drive report submitted by Coordinator of Operations – David Neely be received as information and that the request for an additional curb cut and wider driveway (3.1 m wider than standard) be denied.

8 13 Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by P. Brown

CARRIED

Motion 23 Be it resolved that the Purchase of Snow Plow Blade for Loader report submitted by Coordinator of Operations – David Neely be received and that the Township procurement policy be waived and Council approves the purchase of a new HLA 10/16 Wing Plow to fit a recently purchased Case 621F loader from Podolinsky Equipment Ltd. for a purchase price of $21,690.15 (including net HST) to be funded from the Public Works Equipment Reserve.
CARRIED

.14 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 24 Be it resolved that the Monthly Report submitted by Coordinator of Operations (Water) – Chris Westbrook be received as information.
CARRIED

: .15 Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 25 Be it resolved that the Mill Street Watermain Replacement – Brigden report submitted by Coordinator of Engineering – Paul daSilva be received as information and that the tender submitted by Cope Construction & Contracting Ltd. in the amount of $114,757.30 plus HST be accepted and the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign the contract and other related documents.
CARRIED

.16 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 26 Be it resolved that the Private Entrance Culvert Report submitted by Drainage Superintendent – Jason Brunt be received as information and that the following recommendation be approved:

– The installation of a new access culvert located on Con 14 S Pt Lot 29, former Sombra Township within the McCallum Drain by a suitable and qualified contractor as a private expense to the requesting landowner.

CARRIED

.17 Moved by B. Myers Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 27 Be it resolved that the Information Report submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received as information.
CARRIED

· .18 Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 28 Be it resolved that the Moore Sports Complex Boilers report submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received as information and the low tender in the amount of $58,280.00 +HST as submitted by 9079653 Canadian Corporation be accepted and approved.
CARRIED

BY-LAWS:

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 22 Be it resolved that the following By-law receive all three readings and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute appurtenant agreements and be thereby passed:

By-Law 22 of 2021 – Deeming By-Law – 222-224 Hill Street – The Eye Opener By-Law 23 of 2021 – Confirming By-Law
By-Law 24 of 2021 – Site Plan Agreement – 467 Rokeby Line – Praxair Canada Inc.
CARRIED

1 . NEW BUSINESS

1
1 .1 Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 23 Be it resolved that the Moore Sports Complex Boilers report submitted by Director of Community Services -Kendall Lindsay be received as information and the low tender in the amount of $58,280.00 +HST as submitted by 9079653 Canadian Corporation be accepted and approved.
CARRIED

1. COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS:

Councillor Atkins

Councillor Atkins sought clarification on the plans for the maintenance of grass at Dedecker Park.

Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 24 Be it resolved that the Port Lambton Athletic Association be authorized to maintain the grass at Dedecker Park for the 2021 season.
CARRIED

Councillor Brown

Councillor Brown reminded everyone that with a Lambton County Library card you can request/borrow a Ontario Parks 7 day pass to use for free daily entry into Ontario Parks.

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 25 Be it resolved that staff remove the story board installed at the front of the Corunna Library building.
CARRIED

Councillor De Gurse

Councillor De Gurse reported a concern about an RV parking on the south side of Hill Street.

Councillor Kingston

Councillor Kingston confirmed the refund policy when booking transient camp sites to be 80% when done in advance of 48 hours prior to the booking, with no refund for cancellations within 48 hours of scheduled arrival.

Councillor Myers

Councillor Myers reminded residents to book a vaccine appointment as soon as they were able.

Further, he reminded residents to be mindful of farm equipment sharing the road.

Deputy Mayor Miller

Deputy Mayor Miller attended many meetings via Zoom

He notified staff of an odour problem stemming from the pumphouse on MacDonald Street in Port Lambton.

Deputy Mayor Miller also asked that the Township By-Law Enforcement Officer investigate a trailer parked on the road at Merritt and Princess Streets in Port Lambton.

Mayor Arnold

Mayor Arnold reported that he has received numerous calls related to the ineligibility of SWIFT internet by residents north of Rokeby along St. Clair Parkway noting that he will continue to exhaust all avenues to secure funding to service the area.

1 UPCOMING MEETINGS

1 .1 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, June 7, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

2.2 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, June 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.
2.3 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, July 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

3. IN-CAMERA

Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 26 Be it resolved that the meeting enter an in-camera session to discuss the following:

3.1 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (f) Advice from Township Solicitor Related to a proposed Special Service Area By-Law

3.2 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (e) Potential litigation related to the illegal installation of a dock at Second Street, Port Lambton
CARRIED

Mayor Arnold declared the meeting back into open session and asked for any forthcoming motions.

RISE AND REPORT

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 27 Be it resolved that the installers of the dock on the Second Street road allowance be ordered to remove the dock and all associated materials in advance of May 21, 2021 and that failure to comply will result in its removal by the Township at full expense of the installers, inclusive of the cost to have supervision by the OPP.
CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 28 Be it resolved that the installation of fibre optic internet cable to the local area north of Rokeby Line, south of Bunker Ave, along St. Clair Parkway be approved in principle, subject to approval by the service provider Cogeco Connexion approving the extension; and that all opportunities for grants and other funding opportunities to cover the cost of the extension be exhausted; and that a Special Service Area By-law be considered to cover the balance of any costs not covered by other sources.
CARRIED

1 . ADJOURNMENT

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

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 29 Be it resolved that the meeting do hereby adjourn.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

CARRIED

Mayor – Steve Arn