Township of South Stormont Council Meeting Notes – December 15, 2021

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Full Agenda and supporting documents: https://pub-southstormont.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=8429

Re-watch the meeting: https://pub-southstormont.escribemeetings.com/VideoStream.aspx?MeetingId=2669a702-ad8c-465d-9401-1a89975f4100

The Council of South Stormont approved a Human Rights Policy and a Position Classification Policy, approved Cemetery Improvement Grants for 2022, and adopted the 2022 Budget.

Council approved the following under Consent:

  • Lost Villages Historical Society – November 15, 2021 AGM Minutes
  • Raisin Region Conservation Authority – November 18, 2021 Board Meeting HighlightsMonthly Activity Summary – CAO, Economic Development/Communications, Human Resources
  • Monthly Activity Summary – Director of Corporate Services/Clerk
  • Monthly Activity Summary – Fire Chief
  • Monthly Activity Summary – Director of Finance/Treasurer
  • Monthly Activity Summary – Director of Planning/Building
  • Monthly Activity Summary – Director of Parks and Recreation
  • Monthly Activity Summary – Director of Public Works

Procurement Update

  • No new Procurements were approved since the last meeting.

Parks and Recreation Capital Projects Update

  • The following three projects will not be completed before the end of the fiscal year, but money will be moved to the 2022 budget to see them completed in early spring 2022:
    • 1- Park Equipment Upgrades – MacLennan Park (Rosedale Terrace)
    • 2- Park Equipment Upgrades – Arnold Bethune Park (Long Sault)
    • 3- Construction of Basketball Court – Ingleside Community Park (Ingleside)

Parks and Recreation Program Update

  • The Township was able to re-open access to the Lancer Centre on November 01, 2021. Activities back on schedule include walking program, men’s basketball, and pickleball.
  • A survey conducted revealed that 94-98% of participants were either satisfied or very satisfied with programs, volunteers, facility, and safety.

Modernization Project Update

  • South Stormont received $486,600 in funding support for digital modernization and service integration enhancements.

Development Charges Background Study Update

  • A review was awarded to Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. at the August 12 meeting.
  • Next steps are to meet with senior staff to review draft findings and DC by-law implementation policies to obtain feedback, Prepare and release DC background study, Advertise and hold the statutory public meeting, and pass a by-law.

Long Sault East Industrial Park & Donation Lands Update

  • A By-law will be presented to council in January 2022 to allow the Township for land transactions.

Shaver Road Bridge Repairs and East Island Causeway Replacement Project Updates

  • Costs to repair the Shaver Road Bridge is $53,000 so far.
  • Costs to replace the East Island Causeway was $23,700.

Adopt Human Rights and Position Classification Policies

  • Council approved to adopt a Human Rights Policy and Position Classification Policy.

Transfer of Funds from Working Capital Reserves for Surplus or Deficit of 2021

  • Council approved to authorize the transfer of funds to the Working Capital Reserves to alleviate an actual surplus or deficit from the 2021 operational budget.

Approval of Cemetery Improvement Grants for 2022

  • Council approved the following Cemetery Improvement Grants for the
    • purpose of stone refurbishment and repair for 2022:
    • Waterdown Cemetery – $5,000
    • Dixon Cemetery – $5,000
    • Fence replacement and/or repair in 2022 to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery – $5,000

Adopt a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for the Township of South Stormont

  • Council approved to adopt the updated Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for the Township of South Stormont subject to any modifications requested by the SDG Accessibility Committee.

Request for additional Sidewalk Snow Removal on Hoople Street and Wales Drive

  • Council approved to prepare a by-law to allow for winter maintenance for the 2021/2021 season, based on the Township’s Winter Level of Service for the south side of Hoople Street and the west side of Wales Drive, leading towards an outdoor rink.

Support for FCM Grant Application for Municipal Building Assets Project

  • Council approved to apply for a grant opportunity from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program for South Stormont Buildings Asset Management Plan.

Council approved the following By-Laws:

  • By-law No. 2021-096 to Adopt 2022 Budget
  • By-law No. 2021-097 Amend By-law No. 2016-107 Appoint Municipal Law Enforcement Officers
  • By-law No. 2021-098 Appoint Municipal Law Enforcement Officer
  • By-law No. 2021-099 Establish a Fire Department
  • By-law No. 2021-100 Amend By-law No. 2016-20 Nuisance Bylaw
  • By-law No. 2021-101 Appoint a Deputy Chief Building Official

Council moved into a closed meeting.

The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, January 12, 2021.

Shannon Tierney
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