Township of South Glengarry Meeting Notes – May 03, 2021

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The Township of South Glengarry Council received a presentation on Short-term Rentals, received a presentation on the Regional Waste Management plan, and approved the Community Improvement Plan changes.

Presentation –  Short-term Rentals – Stephanie St. Denis Kasper

  • Stephanie St. Denis Kasper is requesting that Council implement regulations on short-term rentals to control the issues with renters regarding large gatherings, noise, campfire smoke and traffic.
  • Regulations for short-term rentals exist in Ottawa and Toronto and could be replicated for South Glengarry.
  • Administration will be consulted, and a possible solution will be brought to Council at a future meeting.

Presentation – Regional Waste Management – Derik Ali

  • The study involves four phases: background data collection, cost analysis, collaboration opportunities, and implementation strategy.
  • The study will review the costs associated with maintaining the landfills from 2021-2044 and offer some opportunities to solve the issues.
  • Some solutions to the waste management issues include public education and communications and a collective approach to working with Cornwall or other municipalities.

Appoint Deputy Clerk

  • Council approved to approve a By-law to allow the appointment of Crystal Lebrun as Deputy Clerk.

SDG Library Request – Martintown Little Free Library

  • Council approved to implement the Little Free Library at the Martintown Community Centre in partnership with the SDG Library. A location is yet to be determined.

Housekeeping – Transfer of Airport Lands

  • Council approved to transfer the PIN 67131-0412 to the Cornwall Regional Airport Commission Inc.

Resolution – Street Light Charges

  • Council approved to adjust the annual charge for streetlight users on Hydro Electric to $47.42. This will result in significant savings for the users, and the Township as costs for maintenance and usage are lower.

Fleet Management

  • Council approved to issue a tender for a Tandem Truck, and a Single Axle Truck as the current vehicles in the fleet have reached their end of service. The expected cost to purchase these two vehicles is $550,000 combined.

Bruining Zoning By-law Amendment

  • Council approved to amend a zoning by-law from Residential Two to Residential Three-Exception Five to allow the development of a 6-unit Townhouse on Part of Lots 2 & 3 in Lancaster (South Terrace Street).

Sheep’s Head Bistro Temporary Patio Agreement

  • Council approved a Development Agreement with Sheep’s Head Bistro to allow for a temporary Patio.

Blue Anchor Site Plan Control Agreement

  • Council approved a Site Plan Control Agreement with Blue Anchor to extend their outdoor patio and mark a section of the parking lot as “No Parking” to improve safety, sightlines and restrict access.

Community Improvement Plan Amendment

  • Council approved to adopt a Community Improvement Plan including the United Counties of SDG Regional Incentives Program.
  • Some of the changes include revisions to which companies/organizations can apply, restrictions to how often a successful applicant can apply again, and building fees

2021 Roads Project Update

  • A report will be brought to Council at a future meeting to discuss the costs and timelines of the proposed projects.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • The Ministry is requesting one member of the Council to attend a town hall session to discuss the Council’s Code of Conduct.
  • Deputy Mayor Lyle Waden will attend to represent the Township of South Glengarry.

Proclamation – Emergency Preparedness Week

  • Council approved to declare May 2-8, 2021 as Emergency Preparedness Week.

Council approved the following under Information Purposes Only:

  • Wharf Concert Series
  • Proclamation – Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism
  • Resolution – Clean Fuel Standard (Township of Springwater)
  • Resolution – Lottery Licensing for Small Organizations (Town of South Bruce Peninsula)
  • Resolution – Paid Sick Leave (City of Cambridge)
  • Resolution – Road Management On Invasive Phragmites (Township of Archipelago)
  • Resolution – Vaccines for Eastern Ontario (Township of South Stormont)
  • Support Resolution – Vaccine Rollout (Municipality of Killarney)

Council moved into a closed session.

The next regular meeting of Council will be Monday, May 17, 2021.

Shannon Tierney
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