May 2019 Newsletter

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Council Workshops

The following workshop took place on May 6, 2019:

  • King Street Storm Outlet - GM Blue Plan

Delegations

The following delegations were made at the May 6, 2019, Committee of the Whole Meeting:

  • KPMG presented the Audit Findings Report for the year ending in December, 2018
  • One delegate spoke about the Community Centre Auditorium rental rate reduction
  • One delegate spoke to report CDS-19-012 – amendments to the Clean Yard By-law
  • Two delegations were made about report CDS-19-016 – 16006 Niagara River Parkway, Removal of Holding Symbol

The following delegations were made at the May 13, 2019, Council Meeting:

  • A representative from Parks Canada presented the Niagara National Historic Site Management Plan
  • An update was provided about the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant Decommissioning Project
  • A presentation was given about Creating a New Regional Official Plan (Spring 2019 update)
  • The Niagara Environment Background Study for the Regional Official Plan was presented
  • A delegate spoke about affordable housing apartment buildings
  • A delegate spoke about the site plan agreement for 78 Four Mile Creek Road
  • A delegate spoke about report CDS-19-016 – 16006 Niagara River Parkway (Kurtz Orchard) Removal of Holding Symbol

Council Business

The following was approved at the May 13, 2019, Council Meeting:

  1. Amendments to the Clean Yard By-law
  2. Updated Swimming Pool By-law (as amended)
  3. Assumption of services for Phases 1 & 2 (East) of Garrison Village
  4. Development Agreement for 1849 Four Mile Creek Road (Legacy Landing) (as amended)
  5. Removal of Holding Symbol on 16006 Niagara River Parkway – Kurtz Orchards (as amended)
  6. Rotary Rocks Picnic Special Event Application
  7. Request for Proposals for a Business Process and Operations – Improvement Plan (as amended)
  8. Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery By-law
  9. Development Charges Reserve Fund Statement
  10. 2018 Capital Project Closure Report
  11. 2018 Operating Budget Surplus Allocation
  12. Audit Findings Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2018
  13. Approval of the 2018 Consolidated Financial Statement
  14. By-law No. 5124-19 re: Lavigne Drain
  15. Additional Road Resurfacing Improvements
  16. Queens Royal Beach Storm Sewer Outfall Investigation

The following Committee of Council minutes were approved at the April 8, 2019, Council Meeting:

  1. Agricultural Committee – March 20, 2019 (as amended)
  2. Heritage Trail Committee – March 26, 2019
  3. Municipal Heritage Committee – April 9, 2019
  4. Communities in Bloom – April 10, 2019
  5. Community Wellness Committee – April 22, 2019

The following was approved at the May 17, 2019, Special Council Meeting:

  1. Updated Swimming Pool By-law (as amended)

The following was deferred to the June 10, 2019, Council Meeting:

  1. Staff and Council Policy

Visit the Agendas & Minutes page on the Town's website for a complete list of reports.

Visit the Livestream page on the Town's website for a video stream of the meeting.

Motions

The following notice of motions were approved at the May 13, 2019, Council Meeting:

Lord Mayor Disero– that the Director of Community and Development Services report to the June COTW with an update on the Official Plan and that Council request staff to prepare an Official Plan Amendment to the existing Official Plan to enable the introduction of a Community Planning Permit System (CPPS) By-law

Lord Mayor Disero– that the Council Remuneration and Expense By-law No. 3701-03 be referred to the Audit Committee for review

Lord Mayor Disero – that correspondence be sent to the Government of Ontario that requests the halt of the legislative advancements of Bill 108, which in its current state will have negative consequences on community building and proper planning; and to begin fulsome consultation with municipalities to ensure that its objectives for sound decision making for housing growth that meets local needs will be reasonably achieved

Councillor Clare Cameron– that staff provide a report to Council on available options for establishing an Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) incentive program, (this motion was referred to the Economic Development Committee)

Councillor Clare Cameron– that Council direct staff to create new operational line items in the 2020 budget for the following items; to support the work of the Town Historian, to facilitate the ongoing use of a heritage consulting firm, and for the implementation of the Ontario heritage property tax relief program

Councillor Gary Burroughs– that staff review the standards for lighting to see if there should be maximum standards added to the Town’s requirements

Councillor Gary Burroughs– that staff review whether new vehicle weight restrictions could be applied in the Village of Queenston

Councillor John Wiens– that staff report to Council regarding staff resources and financial implications resulting from motions approved by Council

The following notice of motion was approved at the May 18, 2019, Special Council Meeting:

Councillor Norm Arsenault– that staff, with the assistance of Councillor Arsenault, be directed to report back to Council on the impacts of single-use plastics in the municipality and how to reduce those impacts

In Other News

The Senior Citizen Strawberry Social is on Monday, June 17 at the Community Centre. The doors will open at 11 AM and lunch will be served at 11:45 AM. Please RSVP to Victoria Steele by June 14, 2019 – victoria.steele@notl.com or 905-468-6417.

The 3rd Annual Step Challenge begins June 1, 2019. Click here for more information and to register.

The popular Garden of the Week Contest is back! The contest runs from June 1 to August 31, 2019. For more information and to nominate your favourite residential gardens, click here.

Submissions for the 2019 Fall & Winter Community Guide are now being accepted until May 31, 2019. Click here for more information.

The next Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 1593 Four Mile Creek Road, Virgil. An agenda for this meeting will be posted to the Agendas & Minutes page on the Town's website two weeks prior to the meeting date.

Welcome to NOTL News! If you have not yet registered to Join the Conversation and would like to do so, consider subscribing to the NOTL News in order to receive an email notification every time a new newsletter is posted.

To view newsletters from 2017, please visit the Town's website. To view newsletters from 2018, please use the Document Library located on the right side of this webpage.

Council Workshops

The following workshop took place on May 6, 2019:

  • King Street Storm Outlet - GM Blue Plan

Delegations

The following delegations were made at the May 6, 2019, Committee of the Whole Meeting:

  • KPMG presented the Audit Findings Report for the year ending in December, 2018
  • One delegate spoke about the Community Centre Auditorium rental rate reduction
  • One delegate spoke to report CDS-19-012 – amendments to the Clean Yard By-law
  • Two delegations were made about report CDS-19-016 – 16006 Niagara River Parkway, Removal of Holding Symbol

The following delegations were made at the May 13, 2019, Council Meeting:

  • A representative from Parks Canada presented the Niagara National Historic Site Management Plan
  • An update was provided about the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant Decommissioning Project
  • A presentation was given about Creating a New Regional Official Plan (Spring 2019 update)
  • The Niagara Environment Background Study for the Regional Official Plan was presented
  • A delegate spoke about affordable housing apartment buildings
  • A delegate spoke about the site plan agreement for 78 Four Mile Creek Road
  • A delegate spoke about report CDS-19-016 – 16006 Niagara River Parkway (Kurtz Orchard) Removal of Holding Symbol

Council Business

The following was approved at the May 13, 2019, Council Meeting:

  1. Amendments to the Clean Yard By-law
  2. Updated Swimming Pool By-law (as amended)
  3. Assumption of services for Phases 1 & 2 (East) of Garrison Village
  4. Development Agreement for 1849 Four Mile Creek Road (Legacy Landing) (as amended)
  5. Removal of Holding Symbol on 16006 Niagara River Parkway – Kurtz Orchards (as amended)
  6. Rotary Rocks Picnic Special Event Application
  7. Request for Proposals for a Business Process and Operations – Improvement Plan (as amended)
  8. Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery By-law
  9. Development Charges Reserve Fund Statement
  10. 2018 Capital Project Closure Report
  11. 2018 Operating Budget Surplus Allocation
  12. Audit Findings Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2018
  13. Approval of the 2018 Consolidated Financial Statement
  14. By-law No. 5124-19 re: Lavigne Drain
  15. Additional Road Resurfacing Improvements
  16. Queens Royal Beach Storm Sewer Outfall Investigation

The following Committee of Council minutes were approved at the April 8, 2019, Council Meeting:

  1. Agricultural Committee – March 20, 2019 (as amended)
  2. Heritage Trail Committee – March 26, 2019
  3. Municipal Heritage Committee – April 9, 2019
  4. Communities in Bloom – April 10, 2019
  5. Community Wellness Committee – April 22, 2019

The following was approved at the May 17, 2019, Special Council Meeting:

  1. Updated Swimming Pool By-law (as amended)

The following was deferred to the June 10, 2019, Council Meeting:

  1. Staff and Council Policy

Visit the Agendas & Minutes page on the Town's website for a complete list of reports.

Visit the Livestream page on the Town's website for a video stream of the meeting.

Motions

The following notice of motions were approved at the May 13, 2019, Council Meeting:

Lord Mayor Disero– that the Director of Community and Development Services report to the June COTW with an update on the Official Plan and that Council request staff to prepare an Official Plan Amendment to the existing Official Plan to enable the introduction of a Community Planning Permit System (CPPS) By-law

Lord Mayor Disero– that the Council Remuneration and Expense By-law No. 3701-03 be referred to the Audit Committee for review

Lord Mayor Disero – that correspondence be sent to the Government of Ontario that requests the halt of the legislative advancements of Bill 108, which in its current state will have negative consequences on community building and proper planning; and to begin fulsome consultation with municipalities to ensure that its objectives for sound decision making for housing growth that meets local needs will be reasonably achieved

Councillor Clare Cameron– that staff provide a report to Council on available options for establishing an Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) incentive program, (this motion was referred to the Economic Development Committee)

Councillor Clare Cameron– that Council direct staff to create new operational line items in the 2020 budget for the following items; to support the work of the Town Historian, to facilitate the ongoing use of a heritage consulting firm, and for the implementation of the Ontario heritage property tax relief program

Councillor Gary Burroughs– that staff review the standards for lighting to see if there should be maximum standards added to the Town’s requirements

Councillor Gary Burroughs– that staff review whether new vehicle weight restrictions could be applied in the Village of Queenston

Councillor John Wiens– that staff report to Council regarding staff resources and financial implications resulting from motions approved by Council

The following notice of motion was approved at the May 18, 2019, Special Council Meeting:

Councillor Norm Arsenault– that staff, with the assistance of Councillor Arsenault, be directed to report back to Council on the impacts of single-use plastics in the municipality and how to reduce those impacts

In Other News

The Senior Citizen Strawberry Social is on Monday, June 17 at the Community Centre. The doors will open at 11 AM and lunch will be served at 11:45 AM. Please RSVP to Victoria Steele by June 14, 2019 – victoria.steele@notl.com or 905-468-6417.

The 3rd Annual Step Challenge begins June 1, 2019. Click here for more information and to register.

The popular Garden of the Week Contest is back! The contest runs from June 1 to August 31, 2019. For more information and to nominate your favourite residential gardens, click here.

Submissions for the 2019 Fall & Winter Community Guide are now being accepted until May 31, 2019. Click here for more information.

The next Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 1593 Four Mile Creek Road, Virgil. An agenda for this meeting will be posted to the Agendas & Minutes page on the Town's website two weeks prior to the meeting date.