Township of South Glengarry Meeting Notes – September 07, 2021

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The Township of South Glengarry Council received an update on the Road Maintenance Plan, approved to donate land to Habitat for Humanity, approved a tender to rehabilitate the Peanut Line Bridge, and rescheduled the next regular meeting to Friday, September 17.

Delegation — SD&G OPP Mobile Crisis Response Team – Marc Hemmerick

  • The Mobile Response Team is a partnership program with the OPP and Mental Health Professionals to respond to mental health issues.
  • The mental health professional works with the police officer to provide a mental health assessment on-site during the call and potentially resolve the situation.
  • Since implementing the program three years ago, there has been a reduction in hospital wait times, better relations between the public and the police, and reduced involuntary apprehension by 42.5%.
  • The program is currently funded in part by The United Counties of SDG. The OPP will be requesting that the Ministry of Health fund the program entirely.

Delegation – Lancaster Library Evaluation & Feasibility Study – Ron Rayside

  • A feasibility study was presented to Council, which outlined an $830,000 construction project to restore the Lancaster Library.

Delegation —  Glen Walter Area Master Plan – EVB Engineering

  • The Master Plan includes developing a preferred strategy to provide water and wastewater services to the Glen Walter Community and meet the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act.
  • The total cost to update the water services in this area would be $44,720,000 and result in a 3% growth. The Township is seeking funding to cover upwards of 80% of the costs.
  • If the project does not move forward, this would allow no more connection and stifle growth.
  • The next step is to gather feedback from the public.

Delegation – Road Maintenance Plan – EVB Engineering

  • It was determined that over 55% of the Hamlet Paved Roads are in very poor condition.  If all the recommendations in the report were to be carried out, it would cost between $3M to $3.5M.
  • The next step is to develop a working group to prepare a 5-year Capital Works Budget and determine how to prioritize the roads that need maintenance.

Road Maintenace Plan

  • Council approved to prepare a Road Maintenance Plan and a Road Maintenance Plan Committee to assist in the preparation of the plan.

Stop and Close Roads – Former Lancaster Estates Subdivision

  • Council approved a by-law to stop up and close the roads formerly registered as Don Boudria Drive, Donna Lisa Road, and Kimberly Lyn Road. This will prepare the properties for sale.

Land Donation Request – Habitat for Humanity

  • Council approved to donate property legally described as Lot A, Registered Plan #114 to Habitat for Humanity for the purposes of building a home for a deserving family.
  • This land was already deemed surplus land and is in a good community, and is serviceable for wastewater. Council requested that the land be severed into two properties to build a second home on the land since it is large enough to accommodate.  

Livestock Investigator Compensation

  • Council approved to appoint Livestock Valuer to assist in the investigation of claims from farmers for compensation of livestock that has been killed by wildlife predators.

RFP 19-2021 Peanut Line Bridge Rehabilitation

  • Council approved the tender from Glengarry Millwrights for the rehabilitation of the Peanut Line Bridge for $107,500 plus HST.

RFP 14-2021 Supply of Fire Tanker Apparatus

  • Council approved the purchase of a Fire Tanker Apparatus from Battleshield Industries for $423,330 plus HST.

Deferral of September 20 Council Meeting (Election Day)

  • Council approved to advance the next regular meeting of council as it coincides with the Federal Election. The new date for the next regular meeting will be Friday, September 17, 2021, at 3:00 pm.

Council approved the following under Information Purposes Only:

  • Recreation Facilities Update (S. Servage)
  • 2021 Consent Summary
  • Notices of Consent Decisions
  • Consent Applications B-101-21 & B-102-21
  • Consent Application B-106-21
  • Consent Application B-115-21
  • Consent Application B-116-21
  • Consent Application B-130-21
  • Consent Application B-135-21
  • Consent Application B-136-21
  • Consent Application B-138-21
  • AMO Policy Update
  • Letter – Williamstown PS and Char-Lan DHS Parent Councils
  • Letter – Williamstown Fair Thank You
  • Resolution – Affordable Internet (Municipality of Chatham-Kent)
  • Resolution – Relationship with MPAC (United Counties of SDG)
  • Resolution – Year of the Garden (City of Brantford)

Council moved into a closed session.

The next regular meeting of Council will be Friday, September 17, 2021, at 3:00 pm.

Shannon Tierney
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