Township of South Stormont Council Meeting Notes – November 24, 2021

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Full Agenda and supporting documents: https://pub-southstormont.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=8374

Re-watch the meeting: https://pub-southstormont.escribemeetings.com/Players/ISIStandAlonePlayer.aspx?Id=72ff2bac-b387-4035-b1da-7941eb677b18  

The Council of South Stormont received a delegation from SDG Historic Tour, received a Draft By-Law for Discharge of Firearms and Bows, and approved the 2022-2024 Budget.

Presentations – South Stormont Fire and Rescue Service Recognition

  • The Township presented recognition awards to a number of Fire and Rescue Service members.

Delegations – SDG Historic Tour, Todd Lihou, corporate Communications Coordinator

  • The SDG Historic Tour project will comprise of a series of six plaques to be displayed throughout the county townships. The project is already underway, with the expected completion of 2022.
  • The goal is to create a cohesive brand and engaging storytelling via the plaques throughout the various townships.
  • The budget for the project is $50,000. No funds are being requested from the South Stormont Township. The ask is for partnerships and content for the plaques and recommendations for the location for installation.

Craft Shack Winer Socials – Significant Event

  • Craft Shack requested from the Township to declare his 12 events as municipally significant to obtaining a Special Occasions Permit from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.  

Draft Nuisance By-Law Amendment

  • Administration has suggested amendments to the Nuisance By-Law, including narrowing the general prohibition paragraph, creating a separate Discharge of Firearms and Bows By-Law, and adding restrictions around motor vehicle noise.  

Draft Discharge of Firearms and Bows By-Law

  • Administration identified that the regulations on the discharge of firearms are lacking and should be removed from the Nuisance By-Law and be made into an independent By-Law.
  • Click here to see the new Draft By-Law: https://pub-southstormont.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=8363
  • Both Council and the public may comment on the draft By-Law.
  • The next steps are to receive a legal review of the By-Law and present it at the December meeting for Council approval.

Draft By-law to Establish and Regulate a Fire Department

  • The Draft By-Law sets out the minimum standards of conduct and is designed to ensure firefighters strive for the highest level of ethical and professional conduct while on the job.
  • Click here to see the new Draft By-Law: https://pub-southstormont.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=8365
  • The next steps are to get a legal review and present the By-Law to Council for approval at the December meeting.

Asset Management Program Update

  • The Municipality is required to complete an Asset Management Program.
  • The plan is on track to achieve an asset inventory, lifecycle management plan, and risk management plan.

2022-2024 Draft Budget Review

  • Council approved for the Draft Budget includes a 3% tax increase, deferral of projects to the 2023 budget (Saving Street reconstruction, Beaver Dam Drive and Popular Avenue asphalt overlay, and Hunters Road culvert engineering), and debenture 2 bridge projects proposed for 2022.
  • Click here to see more details about the 2022 Budget: https://pub-southstormont.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=8370

Council approved the following By-Laws:

  • By-law No. 2021-089 Debt Management Policy
  • By-law No. 2021-090 Multi Year Budget Policy
  • By-law No. 2021-091 Exempt Lands from Part Lot Control
  • By-law No. 2021-092 Amend By-law No. 2020-011 Seasonal Closure of Specified Sidewalks
  • By-law No. 2021-093 Amend By-law No. 2020-010 Winter Maintenance Level of Service Policy
  • By-law No. 2021-094 Adopt Significant Weather Event Policy

Council moved into a closed meeting.

The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, December 15, 2021.  

Shannon Tierney
Author: Shannon Tierney

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