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June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ST. CLAIR COUNCIL MINUTES
SESSION #12

Electronic Meeting June 21, 2021
3:00 p.m.

Regular Meeting of Council was held Monday, June 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. with the f I Ilowing 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 Coord. of Operations (Water) Coord. of Operations (Roads Coord. of Engineering Drainage Superintendent

CALL TO ORDER

DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

3 ADOPTION OF MINUTES

3.1 Regular Council Meeting – Session #11 – June 7, 2021

4 DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

4.1 – 3:15 p.m. – Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) Presentation – Stephen Thompson, CEO and Shauna Carr, EDO

5 CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS

5.1 Bad Dog Corunna – Canada Day Tent

5.2 Peacekeeper Park – Search for Lands

5.3 Parkway Pentecostal Church – Request for Picnic Tables

INFORMATION ITEMS

6.1 National 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline Endorsement

6.2 Lambton County Council Highlights – June 2, 2021

6.3 City of Sarnia’s Climate Change Action Plan & Implementation Strategy

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND STAFF

7.1 Deputy Clerk’s Report – Planning /Development Summary

7.2 Deputy Clerk’s Report – Site Plan Agreement – Brew Pub – 446-450 Lyndoch Street

7.3 Treasurer’s Report – Financial Statement from January 1 to April 30, 2021

7.4 Director of Emergency Services’ Report – Information

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

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

7.7 Director of Public Works’ Report – Asset Management Steering Committee Representation

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

7.9 Coordinator of Operations’ (Water) Report – Sombra Lagoon – Access for Atlas (Birds Canada) Volunteers

7.10 Director of Community Services’ Report – Information

7.11 Director of Community Services’ Report- Branton-Cundick Park – Parking Lot Paving

7.12 Coordinator of Facilities and Parks’ Report- Eric MacKenzie Field Maintenance Agreement

BY-LAWS

8.1 By-Law 1 of 2021 – Water Use Agreement – Nova Chemicals Inc. – Rokeby Site

8.2 By-Law 30 of 2021 – Site Plan Agreement – Brew Pub – 446-450 Lyndoch Street – Curran Capital Development Co.

9 NEW BUSINESS

1 COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS

1 IN CAMERA SESSION

11.1 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (b) Personal Matters related to a pending retirement

11.2 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (h) To review information provided by Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 1 Be it resolved that the Minutes from the Regular Council Meeting Session #11 held on June 7, 2021, be received and accepted as printed.

CARRIED

DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

1 3:15 p.m. – Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) Presentation –
Stephen Thompson, CEO and Shauna Carr, EDO

At the appointed time of 3:15 p.m., Mayor Arnold welcomed Stephen Thompson, and Shauna Carr of Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) to make their presentation.

CEO Stephen Thompson, and EDO Shauna Carr provided a very detailed presentation outlining the ongoing initiatives of SLEP in the Township. A robust discussion followed the presentation where it was confirmed that SLEP reaches out to specific individual companies to pitch the local area for investment.

Mayor Arnold thanked them for their presentation and thanked SLEP for their continued contributions to the Township.

CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS

Moved by B. Myers Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 2 Be it resolved that Council accept the following items of correspondence as per Council’s direction:

5.1 Bad Dog Corunna – Canada Day Tent
5.2 Peacekeeper Park – Search for Lands
5.3 Parkway Pentecostal Church – Request for Picnic Tables
CARRIED

.1 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 3 Be it resolved that Bad Dog Restaurant in Corunna be authorized to erect a tent in their parking lot from July 1 to July 5, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of the Township Planning Department, to accommodate Canada Day celebrations.
CARRIED

.2 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 4 Be it resolved that the request for lands for Peacekeeper Park submitted by County of Lambton Solicitor – Stephane Thiffeault be received and filed.

[Mayor Arnold requested a recorded vote]
Councillor Atkins Aye
Councillor Brown Aye Councillor De Gurse Aye Councillor Kingston Nay Councillor Myers Nay Deputy Mayor Miller Nay Mayor Arnold Nay
MOTION LOST

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 5 Be it resolved that the request for lands for Peacekeeper Park submitted by County of Lambton Solicitor – Stephane Thiffeault be referred to staff for a report to consider possible locations.
CARRIED

3 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 6 Be it resolved that the request submitted by Parkway Pentecostal Church for a donation of 4 picnic tables be approved subject to their availability to be confirmed by Township staff.
CARRIED

6 INFORMATION ITEMS

Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 7 Be it resolved that the following items of information be dealt with as per Council’s direction:

6.1 National 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline Endorsement
6.2 Lambton County Council Highlights – June 2, 2021
6.3 City of Sarnia’s Climate Change Action Plan & Implementation

CARRIED

6 1 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 8 Be it resolved that the Township of St. Clair endorses the three-digit (988) crisis hot-line initiative; and that Staff be directed to send a letter indicating such support to the local MP, MPP, Federal Minister of Health, the CRTC and local area municipalities.
CARRIED

7 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND STAFF

7 1 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 9 Be it resolved that the Planning/Development Summary report as submitted by Deputy Clerk/Coordinator of Planning – Carlie McClemens dated June 21, 2021, be received as information.
CARRIED

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Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 10 Be it resolved that Staff be directed to produce a report outlining the staffing needs for the Planning Department and that consideration be given to representatives from Council helping to form a Development Committee.

CARRIED

.2 Moved by B. Myers Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 11 Be it resolved that the report by Deputy Clerk/Coordinator of Planning – Carlie McClemens dated June 17, 2021 be received for information purposes and that By-Law No. 30 of 2021, being a By-Law to authorize execution of an Agreement with Curran Capital Development Corporation & Dean Esser (Two Water Brewery Co.) to establish a Site Plan Agreement for 446-450 Lyndoch Street, Corunna be considered for approval.
CARRIED

.3 Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 12 Be it resolved that the Financial Statement report as submitted by Treasurer – Charlie Quenneville for the period of January to April 30, 2021, be received as information.
CARRIED

.4 Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 13 Be it resolved that the Information Report as submitted by Director of Emergency Services – Walt Anderson be received as information.
CARRIED

.5 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 14 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

.6 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 15 Be it resolved that the Fire Department Training and Health & Safety Activities report as submitted by Deputy Chief – Steve Bicum be received as information.
CARRIED

7 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 16 Be it resolved that the Asset Management Steering Committee Representation report as submitted by Director of Public Works – Brian Black be received as information.
CARRIED

Moved by B. Myers Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 17 Be it resolved that Councillor Kingston and Councillor Brown be appointed to the Asset Management Steering Committee.
CARRIED

7 8 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 18 Be it resolved that the Monthly Report submitted by Coordinator of Operations (Water) – Chris Westbrook be received as information.
CARRIED

7 9 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 19 Be it resolved that the Access to Sombra Lagoon for Volunteers Associated with Atlas (Birds Canada) report submitted for the meeting on April 19th be lifted from the table for consideration.
CARRIED

une 21, 2021

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 20 Be it resolved that that the Sombra Lagoon – Access for Atlas (Birds Canada) Volunteers report as submitted by Coordinator of Operations (Water) – Chris Westbrook be received as information and that Birds Canada be granted access to the Wastewater Lagoons for the purpose of Bird Watching.
CARRIED

· .10 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 21 Be it resolved that the Information report submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received as information.
CARRIED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 22 Be it resolved that the abutting property owners to McDonald Park in Port Lambton who were adversely impacted by the recent spreading of red diamond dirt be compensated to have their house, boat, or vehicle cleaned; and that if a pool was adversely impacted, the owner be reimbursed up to $750 for any repairs that were the direct result of red dust from the park; and that any compensation described herein be offered this one time only.
CARRIED

.11 Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 23 Be it resolved that the Branton-Cundick Park Parking Lot Paving report submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received as information and that the following recommendations be accepted:

1. That the “Miscellaneous Paving Contract” awarded to Sevcon Paving be extended to include the asphalt paving at Branton-Cundick Park parking lot in the amount of$40,000 and;

2. That the project be funded by the Education and Environment Fund.
CARRIED

12 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 24 Be it resolved that the Eric MacKenzie Field Maintenance Agreement report be submitted by Coordinator of Facilities and Parks – Sue Knight be received as information with the recommendation that the Township lawyers draft an agreement between the Township of St. Clair and the Courtright Cardinals and Corunna Sr. Giants to maintain Eric MacKenzie Field in Courtright in exchange for diamond fees.
CARRIED

8 BY-LAWS:

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 25 Be it resolved that the following By-Laws receive all three readings and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute appurtenant agreements and be thereby passed:
8 1 By-Law 1 of 2021 – Water Use Agreement – Nova Chemicals Inc. – Rokeby Site 8 2 By-Law 26 of 2021 – Site Plan Agreement – Brew Pub – 446-450 Lyndoch Street
– Curran Capital Development Co.
CARRIED

9 NEW BUSINESS

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 26 Be it resolved that the Reopening Ontario report submitted by Director of Public Works Kendall Lindsay be received as information and that the following recommendations be approved:

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1. That sports fields be permitted to open in Step 2 for outdoor sports games and leagues.

2. That the Parkway Golf Course be permitted to follow the steps of the provincial re-opening plan and that outdoor tables be authorized to accommodate 6 patrons when provincially permitted.

3. That Pavilion rentals be permitted in Step 2 for gatherings up to 25 people.

CARRIED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 27 Be it resolved that the Opening and Operating Summer Camp at Moore Sports Complex report as submitted by Coordinator of Community Programs – Michelle Rottier be received as information.
CARRIED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 28 Be it resolved that the Summer Camps at Moore Sports Complex be offered to residents of the Township first, with any empty spots to be offered to interested non-residents.
CARRIED

Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 29 Be it resolved that all Staff and participants at the Moore Sports Complex Day Camps be strongly encouraged to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as available.
CARRIED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 30 Be it resolved that the fee increases related to the operation of Day Camps at the Moore Sports Complex during the COVID-19 pandemic as provided by Opening and Operating Summer Camp at Moore Sports Complex report as submitted by Coordinator of Community Programs – Michelle Rottier be approved.

CARRIED

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 31 Be it resolved that due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and related restrictions, no summer day camps be offered at the Moore Sports Complex for the summer of 2021.
MOTION LOST

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 32 Be it resolved that summer day camps be offered with a minimum of 15 children at the Moore Sports Complex subject to observing all pertinent COVID-19 safety protocols and the ability to safely and properly staff the program.

CARRIED

1 . COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS:

Councillor Atkins

Councillor Atkins had nothing to report.

Councillor Brown

Councillor Brown participated in many meetings including the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority and the St. Clair Golf Committee.

Councillor Brown asked that Staff ensure repairs are done to the sidewalk at 451 Lyndoch expediently.

He also got clarification that culverts being installed on Wilkesport Line were being done to resident’s own private property on their own time.

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 33 Be it resolved that Staff be directed to review the latest motion as it relates to the Second Street Dock to determine if new motions may be considered to remove the remnant features from site.
CARRIED

Councillor De Gurse

Councillor De Gurse had nothing to report.

Councillor Kingston

Councillor Kingston had nothing to report.

Councillor Myers

Councillor Myers thanked Staff for their installation of a ladder at the dock at Branton-Cundick Park.

Deputy Mayor Miller

Deputy Mayor Miller had nothing to report.

Mayor Arnold

Mayor Arnold asked Staff to replace the ladder at the Branton-Cundick dock with a wider version and that it be the walk-through style.

1 . IN CAMERA SESSION

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 34 Be it resolved that the meeting enter an in-camera session to consider the following:

1 .1 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (b) Personal Matters related to a pending retirement

1 .2 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (h) To review information provided by Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

1 .3 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (f) To review advice from Township solicitor related to private lease interpretations
CARRIED

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

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston Motion 35 Be it resolved that Staff be directed to continue to require the landowner signature when considering Temporary Use By-Laws or modular building agreements on private property.
CARRIED

Moved by B. Myers Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 36 Be it resolved that Council accept with regret a Notice of Retirement letter submitted by Charlie Quenneville who will be retiring at the end of August 2021.
CARRIED

2. UPCOMING MEETINGS

2.1 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, July 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.
2.2 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, August 9, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.
2.3 Regular Council Meeting – Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

3. ADJOURNMENT

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

Moved by B. Myers Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 37 Be it resolved that the meeting do hereby adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 5:25 p.m.

CARRIED

Mayor – Steve Arnoia