Township of South Glengarry Meeting Notes – May 17, 2021

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The Township of South Glengarry Council received a presentation from Cascara Energy, decided to defer the Agreement with Rimann Farm for a Peanut Line Crossing, and approved to direct Administration to investigate the frequent Hydro outages.

Presentation – Cascara Energy, CIAO, Robert Croghan

  • CIAO can offer high-speed Fibre Internet solutions to rural areas offering up to 10Gbps Download speed and 10Gbps Upload speed for $199.95/month. They also offer less expensive plans as well.
  • They propose to deploy Fibre to the home along the Natural Gas line network between Lancaster and Bainsville.
  • Today, CIAO requested a letter of support from the Township to proceed.

Request to purchase Unopened Road Allowance

  • Council approved to declare the unopened road allowance located between PINs 671240112 and 671240092, to the east of 19596 Lapierre Road, as surplus and thus be available for sale.
  • A report will be brought to Council in the future to confirm the sale of the road.

Temporary Use Zoning Amendment – Liftomatic Lifts Inc.

  • Council approved for permitting placement of a cabin that is 96 square feet as temporary use at Part of Lot 2 North Service Road in Lancaster. The original request included a chicken coupe; however, Administration denied allowing it to be built as it does not comply with the Zoning By-Law.

Cameron Site Plan Control Agreement

  • Council approved the Site Plan Control Agreement for Part of Lot 10 Broken Front, Indian Lands, in Charlottenburgh.
  • The next step will be for the developer to apply for permits through the Township.

Agreement – Rimann Farm Peanut Line Crossing

  • Council decided to defer the Agreement with Otto and Rita Timann to allow 20212 Cedar Grove Road in Charlottenburgh.
  • The Agreement will allow a safe crossing across the Peanut Line in order to access the dairy farm.
  • Council was not in Agreement with implementing a 4-way stop sign at this location and, therefore, decided to defer it so that the Agreement could be made more specific.

Hydro Outages

  • South Glengarry suffers from frequent power outages and brownouts.
  • Council approved to direct Administration to further investigate this issue and send a letter to Hydro-One concerning the issue.

School Board Consultation

  • The Upper Canada District School Board and Catholic District School Board announced that they would be implementing various scheduled school start times. They claimed to have completed a public consultation; however, it is not evident that this was completed.
  • Council approved to request a pause in this plan until a public consultation can be conducted.

Resolution – Outdoor Recreational Activity Restrictions (City of Brantford)

  • Council approved to support this resolution to request the reopening of outdoor recreation activities, including golf.

Council approved the following under Information Purposes Only:

  • Department Update – Corporate Services – April 2021
  • Department Update – Finance Services – April 2021
  • Department Update – Planning, Building & Enforcement – April 2021
  • Department Update – Infrastructure Services – April 2021
  • Department Update – Recreation & Facilities – April 2021
  • Glen Walter Park – Tree Management Plan
  • Pitch-In Canada Participation Results
  • Taxation Review
  • Notice of Consent Decision B-44-21
  • Consent Application B-51-21
  • Consent Application B-47-21
  • Consent Summary 2021
  • Letter – Resolution Request (MP Duncan)
  • Letter – Senior of the Year Award (Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility)
  • Resolution – Bus Stops on Dead End Roads (Township of Scugog)
  • Resolution – Provincial Hospital Funding of Major Capital Equipment (Town of Perth)
  • Resolution – Updating Source Water Protection Legislation (Town of Fort Erie)

Council moved into a closed session.

The next regular meeting of Council will be Monday, June 07, 2021.

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