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October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ST. CLAIR COUNCIL MINUTES
SESSION #18

Electronic Meeting October 18, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Regular Meeting of Council was held Monday, October 18, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. with the f llowing people participating via video conference:

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

J. Rodey
J. Baranek

Mayor Deputy Mayor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor

CAO
Clerk

CALL TO ORDER

DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

3.1 Regular Council Meeting – Session #17 – October 4, 2021

DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

1 PRESENTATION:

– 6:15 p.m. – Cando Rail and Terminals Overview – Maxim Delisle, GM Infrastructure Development and Tim Yamashita, VP Infrastructure Development

CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS

5.1 Smith Street, Sombra – Request for Name Change

5.2 Request to Purchase Land Adjacent to 1343 Albert Street, Wilkesport

5.3 Ontario Optometrists’ Strike – Request for Municipal Letter of Support

5.4 Financial Assistance – Mooretown Flags Junior Hockey Club

6 INFORMATION ITEMS

6.1 Lambton County News Release – Council Highlights – October 6, 2021

6.2 St. Clair Township Golf Course Committee Meeting Minutes:- October 7, 2021

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND STAFF

7.1 Planner’s Report – Request for Repeal of Deeming By-Law 38 of 1988- 2465 Boswell Street

7.2 Deputy Clerk/Coordinator of Planning’s Report – Request for Extension of Draft Approval – Corunna Condominium Project – 168 Beckwith Street

7.3 Coordinator of Engineering’s Report – Kerr Line Bridge Replacement over West Otter Creek

7.4 Drainage Superintendent’s Report – Monthly Report

7.5 Director of Community Services’ Report – Approvals for Arena Project Phase One

7.6 Director of Community Services’ Report – Community Services – Price Increases for 2022

7.7 Coordinator of Parks and Facilities’ Report – Emergency Services Office – Use by Moore Optimists Club

BY-LAWS

8.1 By-Law 49 of 2021 – To Prohibit Parking in Ferry Dock Hill Loading/Unloading Zones

8.2 By-Law 50 of 2021 – Appointment of an Interim Fire Chief

NEW BUSINESS/COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS

0. UPCOMING MEETINGS

10.1 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, November 1, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.
10.2 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, November 15, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.
10.3 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, December 6, 2021, at 3:00 p.m..

INCAMERA SESSION

11.1 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (b) Personal Information related to an identifiable employee

11.2 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (a) To discuss the security of the Civic Centre

1 . ADJOURNMENT

1 CALL TO ORDER

At the appointed time of 6:00 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.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 1 Be it resolved that the Minutes from the Regular Council Meeting Session #17 held on October 4, 2021, be received and accepted as printed.

CARRIED
DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

.1 PRESENTATION:

-6:15 p.m. – Cando Rail and Terminals Overview- Maxim Delisle, GM Infrastructure Development and Tim Yamashita, VP Infrastructure Development

At the appointed time of 6:15 p.m., Mayor Arnold welcomed Tim Yamashita of Cando Rail Terminals to make his presentation.

Currently Cando has 925+ employees and operates eight separate hubs across Canada. Cando has purchased the property located at 403 Lasalle Road and has plans to invest in the site and increase the rail capacity from 80 to close to 500 cars.

Cando plans to use local industry to accommodate their planned expansion.

Mayor Arnold thanked Mr. Yamashita for his presentation and encouraged Cando to continue to communicate with Council.

CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS

Moved by R. Atkins Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 2 Be it resolved that Council accept the following items of correspondence as per Council’s direction:

5.1 Smith Street, Sombra – Request for Name Change
5.2 Request to Purchase Land – Wilkesport
5.3 Optometrists’ Strike – Request for Support
5.4 Financial Assistance – Mooretown Flags Junior Hockey Club

CARRIED

1 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 3 Be it resolved that the request to consider renaming Smith Street in Sombra be received and filed, and that the request be denied.
CARRIED

2 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 4 Be it resolved that the request to purchase a portion of the unopened road west of the property known as 1343 Albert Street in Wilkesport be referred to staff for a report.
CARRIED

3 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 5 Be it resolved that the Township submit a letter of support to Optometrist Ontario to assist in achieving a fair deal to ensure local residents 19 years and under and those 65 years and older have access to eye exams.
CARRIED

5 4 Moved by P. Brown Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 6 Be it resolved that the request submitted by the Mooretown Flags for complimentary use of Hall 1 during home games and reconsideration of the Moore Sports Complex advertising revenue sharing be referred to staff for a report.

CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

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

6.1 Lambton County News Release – Council Highlights – October 6, 2021
6.2 St. Clair Township Golf Course Committee Meeting Minutes – October 7, 2021
CARRIED

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND STAFF

.1 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 8 Be it resolved that the Request for Repeal of Deeming By-Law 38 of 1988 report as submitted by Planner – Ian MacDougall be received as information and that the request for repeal be denied and the proponent be required to apply for a new plan of subdivision.
CARRIED

.2 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 9 Be it resolved that the Request for Extension of Draft Approval – Corunna Condominium Project – 168 Beckwith Street report as submitted by the Coordinator of Planning – Carlie McClemens be received for information purposes and that a one-year extension of Draft Plan Approval for the Corunna Condominium Development (Application File 38C-02002) 168 Beckwith Street, Corunna, be approved by the Council of the Township of St. Clair and that the County of Lambton be advised accordingly.
CARRIED

3 Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 10 Be it resolved that the Kerr Line Bridge Replacement over West Otter Creek report as submitted by Coordinator of Engineering – Paul daSilva be received as information and that the following recommendations be approved:

1. That the tender submitted by McNally Excavating in the amount of $426,000 plus HST be accepted and the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign the contract and other related documents and;

2. That the budget shortfall of approximately $50,000 be financed from bridge.

CARRIED

4 Moved by B. Myers Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 11 Be it resolved that the Monthly Information report as submitted by Drainage Superintendent – Jason Brunt be received as information and that the following recommendation be approved:

1. That the petition received from the road authority be approved and that R. Dobbin Engineering Inc. be appointed under section 4 (1) (c) of the Drainage Act to prepare recommendations for a new Municipal Drain to be located along East Street, Sombra.
CARRIED

5 Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 12 Be it resolved that the Approvals for Arena Project Phase One report as submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received as information and that the following recommendations for contractors and pricing be approved:

* All Pricing is without HST

1. Slab Demolition and Excavation – OSP Contractors at $202,237.85
2. Structural Steel & Metal Fabrication – Ross Steel Fabricators at $50,142.00
3. Mechanical – Black and McDonald at $99,604.00
4. Hollow Metal Doors, Frames and Hardware – Southwest Doors &
Hardware at $13,055.00
5. Rigid Insulation Supply – Watson Timber Mart at $75,280.40
6. Masonry – Professional Masonry at $41,000.00
7. Reinforcing Steel and Wire Mesh – Harris Rebar at $95,000
8. Concrete Forming – OSP Contractors at $24,410.00
CARRIED

.6 Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 13 Be it resolved that the Community Services – Price Increases for 2022 report as submitted by Director of Community Services – Kendall Lindsay be received as information and that the following recommendations be approved:

1. Golf Course Memberships and Cart Memberships increase by 10% for 2022

2. Seasonal Campground fees be increased by 10% in 2022
CARRIED

7. Moved by B. Myers Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 14 Be it resolved that the Emergency Services Office – Use by Moore Optimists Club report as submitted by Coordinator of Facilities – Sue Knight be received as information and that the use of the southwest office on the 2nd floor of the Emergency services building by the Moore Optimists Club be approved.

CARRIED

BY-LAWS:

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 15 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:

1 By-Law 49 of 2021 – To Prohibit Parking in Ferry Dock Hill – Loading/Unloading Zones

2 By-Law 50 of 2021 – Appointment of an Interim Fire Chief
CARRIED

NEW BUSINESS/COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS:

Councillor Atkins

Councillor Atkins participated in the introduction to the Teeny Tiny Summit and the Golf Committee meeting.

Councillor Brown

Councillor Brown participated in the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority budget meeting and confirmed that the St. Clair River Trail Committee will have a meeting at the end of October.

Councillor De Gurse

Councillor De Gurse confirmed that the new arena floor in Rink 2 will be concrete.

Councillor Kingston

Councillor Kingston had nothing to report.

Councillor Myers

Councillor Myers reported that, despite the Brigden Fair being cancelled for 2022, many events remain ongoing for the Fall.

Councillor Myers also asked staff to look at a depression in land beside the restaurant in Brigden that causes puddling of water over the sidewalk.

Deputy Mayor Miller

Deputy Mayor Miller participated in the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority budget and County Council meetings.

Deputy Mayor Miller asked staff to complete fence installation at McDonald Park that would eliminate access by motor vehicles.

He noted continued concern with the use of golf carts in Courtright.

Deputy Mayor Miller closed his report by asking staff to look at bumps on St. Clair Parkway at the diversion channel bridge as well as the bridge in Mooretown.

Mayor Arnold

Mayor Arnold reported that he has had many discussions with residents on various topics including access to reliable internet, wearing of masks and the use of golf carts by underage drivers.

Mayor Arnold noted that Deputy Mayor Miller will attend the Brigden Legion on Remembrance Day to represent the Township, Councillor Atkins will do the same at the Wallaceburg Legion and that he will attend the Corunna events representing the Township.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

1 .1 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, November 1, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.
1 .2 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, November 15, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.
1 .3 Regular Council Meeting – Monday, December 6, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

IN CAMERA SESSION

Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 16 Be it resolved that the meeting enter an in-camera session to consider the following:

1 .1 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (b) Personal Information related to an identifiable employee

1 .2 Municipal Act – Section 239 (2) (a) To discuss the security of the Civic Centre

CARRIED

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

No motions were made.

1 . ADJOURNMENT

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

Moved by B. Myers Seconded by R. Atkins
Motion 17 Be it resolved that the meeting do hereby adjourn.

CARRIED

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

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