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Regular Council Meeting Highlights - November 16, 2021

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Kawartha Lakes –  The following are highlights from the Regular Council Meeting on November 16, 2021.

Notices by Members of Council

  • Councillor Richardson: The Pontypool Community Centre will have their Santa Breakfast in three different seatings this year on Sunday December 5. All local firefighters are doing their Santa Run and Toy Drive for food and toy items, with Bethany on Saturday December 4, Pontypool on Sunday December 12 and Janetville on Sunday December 12.
  • Councillor Ashmore: On Friday December 3, from 5:30-6:30pm, there will be a Tree Lighting at the Coronation Hall in Omemee and everyone is invited.
  • Councillor O’Reilly: There will be a Christmas Bizarre and Bake Sale fundraiser for the Humane Society, on Saturday November 20 at the Lakeland Funeral Home on 19 Moose Road. The Boys and Girls Club Kawarthas annual Dream Ball is also this Saturday November 20 at numerous restaurants across the city, with the online auction open until Saturday at 9pm. The Jolly Jog is happening again this year in Lindsay as well, on Saturday November 27. The Lindsay District Chamber of Commerce Awards was held last Friday November 12—Police Officer John Perrin was named Citizen of the Year and Diane Steven, Manager of the KLSBEC, was named Business Leader of the Year.

Council and staff extend their condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Michael Broderick of Kawartha Lakes Police Services. A funeral service was held in Lindsay on Monday November 15.

Committee of the Whole, November 2, minutes and business arising from the meeting were adopted by Council. Read highlights of the meeting.

Planning Advisory Committee, November 3 meeting minutes were adopted by Council.

Community Care request to Council
Barb Mildon, CEO, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes provided a deputation asking Council for relief from Development Charges related to the construction of the new Community Health Centre on Angeline Street across from the Ross Memorial Hospital. For 35 years, the organization has been providing transportation services, Meals on Wheels and other important services to the community. Community Care has been financially impacted by the pandemic and asked Council for partial or full relief from the development charges for the new building. Council adopted to support the request for the full amount $168,000 in Development Charges from the 2021 Budget.

Proposed Disposition of Lane Leading to Jessie Avenue
Council adopted to bring the matter to the December 14 Council meeting for reconsideration. A report was received concerning the disposition of the land adjacent to 69 Rose Street, Pleasant Point.

Noise By-Law
Staff recommended the Noise By-Law be amended to prohibit yelling, shouting, hooting and whistling all days of the week from 11pm to 7am, instead of the current prohibited time of 9pm to 7am. The revised By-law will come to the December 14 Council meeting for adoption.

Discharge of Firearms By-Law Review and Update
A report will come back to Council for consideration on December 14, with the revised by-law to come forward by March 2022.

The Refreshment Vehicle By-Law review was brought forward and the new By-Law was adopted.

Consolidated Fees By-Law

There are a number of changes to fees across departments. The recommended fees and charges amendments will be brought forward through the necessary amending by-law for adoption at the December 14, 2021 Council meeting. Fees will come into effect January 1, 2022.

Automated Speed Enforcement Implementation
Council received the report and asked that staff, in consultation with OPP, bring forward a report by September 30, 2022 with recommendations for enhanced speed enforcement for rural communities.

Dock Encroachment Policy
Staff brought forward the proposed amendments to the Dock Encroachment Policy. Council approved the amended policy, with a further amendment to permit current dock owners in Cedar Glen to keep their dock as long as they own their property and to put a limit on the number of docks currently in the area. The new policy takes effect January 2022.

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