City of Cornwall Council Meeting Notes – November 08, 2021

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Full Agenda and supporting documents: https://pub-cornwall.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=5714

Re-watch the meeting: https://pub-cornwall.escribemeetings.com/Players/ISIStandAlonePlayer.aspx?Id=0f455e1e-111a-45db-a97e-f95ae88f0d47

City Council received a presentation from the Environment and Climate Change Committee, voted for a Climate Emergency declaration, and decided to defer the Rental Landlord Licensing Registry.

Presentation — Environment and Climate Change Committee Update

  • The Committee focuses on four areas: local climate awareness, green hour gas emissions, climate change adaptation plan, and review, research, and feedback.
  • The Committee held the Tree Canopy Policy, Eco Day, holds regular meetings, and reviews policies.
  • Future initiatives include declaring a climate emergency, cost analysis for GHG Emissions, and an inventory of Natural Capital Assets.

Delegation — Request for Climate Emergency Declaration

  • The presentation outlined the recommended resolution for the City of Cornwall to declare a climate emergency and the next steps that outline how the City can put the recommendations for change into action.
  • Council approved to accept the report and the climate emergency declaration and to bring a report back to Council with recommendations on how to proceed.

Council approved the following under Consent:

  • Elected Officials Expense Statements for the Period of July 1 to September 30, 2021
  • RFP 21-P11 Radio Communication Consulting Services
  • Tender 21-T22 Air Handling Unit Replacements at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge
  • Tender 21-T23 New Emergency Generator at Glen Stor Dun Lodge
  • Tender 21-T28 Pathway Lighting Improvements in Lamoureux Park

Remote Worker Attraction Strategy Update

  • Council approved to receive the report.

Residential Rental Licensing Registry Update

  • Council decided to defer the motions presented until a future meeting where Administration can present more information on the legislation and more public consultation.

MTO Connecting Links Funding Program – Intake 7

  • Council approved to endorse a submission of an application to the 2022-23 MTO Connecting Links Program and that the project submitted for the funding program be a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Brookdale Avenue from Seventh Street West to Fourteenth Street West.

Council approved the following By-laws:

  • By-law 2021-122 Medical Scholarship Loan Agreement with Karen Poirier
  • By-law 2021-123 A By-Law to appoint Charles Bray as Chief Building Official
  • By-law 2021-124 Amendment to the Traffic and Parking By-law 069-1989, Parking Restrictions – Time Limits

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021.

Council received the following Unfinished Business Listing for November 08, 2021:

TitleDepartmentDate
Actionable Items from Environment and Climate Change Committee – November 9, 2020Infrastructure and Municipal WorksPresentiation November 08 2021
Residential Rental Licensing Public Consultation Results – November 13, 2018 – June 8, 2020 – October 13, 2020 – April 26, 2021Fire Services, Social Services and Planning, Development and RecreationNovember 08 2021
Creation of Remote Worker Attraction Strategy January 13, 2020Working GroupNovember 08 2021
Intersection of Vincent Massey Drive and Tollgate Road WestInfrastructure and Municipal WorksNovember 22 2021
Petition for Removal of Sidewalk on Dunkirk Street – August 09, 2021Infrastructure and Municipal WorksNovember 22 2021
Urban Agriculture and Outdoor Gardening – COVID-19 – May 11, 2020 – June 22, 2020 – April 26, 2021Planning, Development and RecreationZoning By-law
Newspaper Digitization Project – November 9, 2020CAOTBD/td>
Domtar Properties – February 22, 2021CAOTBD
CIL Property – February 22, 2021CAOTBD
Social Media Policy – March 22, 2021Council Working GroupTBD
Remediation of Gas Stations Upon Closing – April 12, 2021Infrastructure and Municipal Works and Planning, Development and RecreationTBD
Grading By-law – April 26, 2021Planning, Development and RecreationTBD
Use of Surveillance Cameras on Private Property – May 10 2021Planning, Development and RecreationTBD
Aultsville Theatre – September 13, 2021CAOTBD
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