Township of South Glengarry Meeting Notes – September 17, 2021

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Full Agenda and supporting documents: https://www.southglengarry.com/en/municipal-services/resources/Documents/2021-Agendas/Agenda-Package—CM_Sep17_20211.pdf

Re-watch the meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCHA7wzrDeA&t=316s

The Township of South Glengarry Council approved a Site Plan Agreement for the Williamstown Public School, approved two applications in the CIP program, and will close the Administration Office on September 30 in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Funding Recap – Grants to Date

  • The Township has received several grants to support COVID-19 and Modernization funding. All Modernization funds ($602,025) have been spent or reallocated.
  • Council has approved to confirm that all funds received through the Municipal Modernization Grant have been spent or allocated.

Municipal Modernization Program – Transfer Payment Agreement

  • Council approved to enter into a Transfer Payment Agreement with the Province in order to receive the Modernization funding.

Grant Zoning By-law Amendment

  • Council approved to rezone 6855 Silmser Road to Limited Services Residential Exception 7 and Floodplain for the purpose of the owner demolishing the current dwelling and replacing it with a new residence and an additional dwelling.

UCDSB Williamstown Public School – Site Plan Control Agreement

  • Council approved to approve the Site Plan Agreement for Williamstown to construct an addition to the school, relocate two portables, create a new bus loading zone, and install a new septic system and new signage.

Voice over Internet Protocol SDG Counties Agreement

  • Council approved to enter into an agreement with the United Counties of SDG to implement Voice over IP (VoIP) for the Township. This will allow the Township to share in their agreement with Rogers Communications and save the Township in costs as opposed to entering an agreement with Rogers Communications directly.

Community Improvement Plan Grant Recommendations

  • The Township received two CIP Applications for new signage: Gilles Barbershop $1,085 and Marigold Market $775.
  • Council approved both applications.

Traffic Calming Policy – Third and Final Reading

  • Council approved the second reading of a Traffic Calming Policy at the August 03rd meeting.
  • Council raised concerns over the scoring mechanism included in the policy and requested more clarity before moving forward.
  • Council approved to defer the motion to approve the policy until the next regular meeting.   

Summerstown Estates Subdivision – Open James Crescent

  • Council approved to remove the 1-foot reserves and accept certain lands as road allowance within the Township and to dedicate same to the public use as a public highway. This will allow the implementation of 10 new lots.

Recognition of September 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

  • Council approved to recognize September 30, 2021, as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The Administration office will be closed on this day, and an orange flag will be raised. 

AMO Event – Indigenous Community Awareness Training

  • AMO will offer an online Training Course on Indigenous Community Awareness on October 28 and November 4 & 18.

Council approved the following under Information Purposes Only:

  • Departmental Update – Corporate Services (July & August)
  • Departmental Update – Finance Services (July & August)
  • Departmental Update – Planning, Building & Enforcement (July & August)
  • Departmental Update – Infrastructure Services (July & August)
  • Departmental Update – Fire Services (July & August)
  • Departmental Update – Parks, Recreation & Culture (July & August)
  • Resolution – OHIP Eye Care (Trent Lakes)

Council moved into a closed session.

The next regular meeting of Council will be Monday, October 04, 2021.

Shannon Tierney
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