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Council Business

Visit www.notl.com/councilbusiness to view full meeting agendas and minutes. Visit www.livestream.com/notl to watch livestream footage of Council, Committee-of-the-Whole, Committee of Council meetings as well as Public Open Houses, Workshops and Information Sessions.

Delegations & Presentations

The following delegation took place at the March 8, 2021, Committee of the Whole – Planning Meeting:

President John Foreman

NOTL Bed & Breakfast Association – Short-term rental situation in 2021

The following presentations took place at the March 15, 2021, Committee of the Whole – General Meeting:

Fire Chief Nick Ruller

2021-2025 Strategic Plan Presentation

CAO Marnie Cluckie

90-day Update & Municipal Modernization

The following delegations and presentation took place at the March 22, 2021, Council Meeting:

CEO David Adames & Chair Sandie Bellows

Niagara Parks Commission – General Update

Alex Broughton

Chesler Perlmutter Productions, Inc. request for filming

Town Clerk Peter Todd

Hospital Site Request for Expression of Interests

Reports & By-Laws

The following reports and By-Laws were approved at the March 22, 2021, Council Meeting:

CDS-21-006

Application for Zoning By-law Amendment 1072 Concession 2 Road

FES-21-002

Fire & Emergency Services Report 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

CS-21-004

Municipal Modernization Program Intake

CS-21-002

Council Member Appointment for Employee Bargaining Group Negotiations, as amended

CS-21-003

2021 Water & Wastewater Rates

CS-21-005

2021 Short Term Rental Licensing Program Update, as amended

OPS-21-006

Grace United Church Parking Update (222 Victoria Street), as amended

OPS-21-007

John Street West Sidewalk Extension (Cost Sharing)

OPS-21-008

Parks By-law, as amended

MHC-21-007

135 Queen Street – Fulfilment of Conditions for Heritage Permit

MHC-21-008

95 Johnson Street, the Post House – Heritage Permit Application – Alterations to 1999 Solarium Addition

MHC-21-009

Memorandum – Updating the Municipal Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest

MHC-21-010

Request for Comments – Temporary Patio Permit Program, as amended

MHC-21-11

12 Queen Street – Heritage Permit Application – Installation of Mechanical Equipment

4308AG-21

A by-law to amend by-law No. 4308-09, as amended, being a by-law regulating traffic and parking on Town roads.

500XT-21

A by-law pursuant to Section 34 of the Ontario Planning Act to amend By-law No. 500A-74, as amended, entitled a by-law to regulate the use of land and the character, location and use of buildings and structures thereon. (1072 Concession 2 Road & 1065 Concession 3 Road)

5300-21

A by-law to appoint Christopher Kirby as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer for The Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

5301-21

A by-law to repeal By-law 4510-11 being a by-law to authorize an encroachment agreement between The Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Jacqueline Yvonne Kevill (93 River Beach Drive)

Motions

The following motions were approved at the March 22, 2021 Council Meeting:

Moved by Councillor Gary Burroughs

That Council authorize the purchase of services of a fairness monitor to oversee the RFEI/RFP process for the former hospital site, of an amount up to $25,000, to be funded from the Capital Reserve.

Moved by Councillor Sandra O’Connor

That the Town Nominating Committee consider a Committee system that uses an equity and inclusion lens and promotes a Committee balance that is representative of our community’s diversity, including but not limited to, expertise, equal gender representation; cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity; socioeconomic diversity; and generational diversity.

April Meetings:

Monday, April 12, 2020, 6 PM

Committee of the Whole – Planning

Monday, April 19, 2021, 6 PM

Committee of the Whole – General

Monday, April 26, 2021, 6 PM

Council

Town News

The following Media Releases, Public Notices and Written, Video and Audio Messages were published during the month of March 2021:

March 2, 2021

NOTL Fire & Emergency Services Donates Reserve Pumper to Dominican Republic

March 3, 2021

A Video Message from Lord Mayor Disero About COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines

March 3, 2021

Demolition of Former Nurses’ Residence

March 5, 2021

NOTL Prepares to Reopen Community Centre

March 8, 2021

An International Women's Day Message from Lord Mayor Disero, Deputy Lord Mayor Cameron, and CAO Cluckie

March 8, 2021

A Video Message from Lord Mayor Disero and CAO Cluckie on International Women’s Day

March 17, 2021

NOTL to Celebrate School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

March 18, 2021

NOTL Launches Postcard Giveaway

March 19, 2021

NOTL Looks to Public for Feedback on Customer Service Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

March 19, 2021

A Video Message from Lord Mayor Disero Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Niagara-on-the-Lake

March 23, 2021

NOTL Receives Investigation Report Following Large Structure Fire at 1238 Townline Road

March 23, 2021

NOTL Responds to Increased Capacity Limits for Indoor Dining within the Red-Control Level

March 25, 2021

NOTL Proud to be Ranked One of Friendliest Towns in Canada

March 25, 2021

NOTL Proactively Prepares for Increase in Visitors

March 26, 2021

NOTL to Go Dark for Earth Hour

March 31, 2021

NOTL Seeks Feedback on Newly Approved Parks By-law

Campaigns & Initiatives

National Day of Observance

On March 11, the Town joined with the rest of Canada to mark the National Day of Observance to commemorate those who have died of COVID-19. Flags at Town Hall remain at half mast to honour the lives lost and to offer condolences to all of their families and friends.

March for Meals

On March 15, the Meals on Wheels flag was raised at Town Hall in honour of March for Meals. Special thanks were expressed to Meals on Wheels Niagara for offering this essential meal delivery service to those in need.

2020 Municipal Challenge Winners

Lord Mayor Betty Disero accepted the United Way Niagara Municipal Challenge trophy for the second year in a row! Thank you to Town Staff who generously donate to this worthy local cause.

Postcard Giveaway

The Town saw great success with its Postcard Giveaway. Thank you to everyone who signed up to receive a free prepaid postcard featuring 1 of 5 stunning photos of our Town, submitted through the 2020 NOTL Photo Contest. We hope everyone who receives a postcard enjoys sending a special message to someone they love.

Ontario’s School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

On March 24, the Town sent a special thank you to our crossing guards for Ontario’s School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. We appreciate all they do to keep families safe on their journey to and from school.

Earth Hour

The Town invited the Niagara-on-the-Lake community to help us highlight Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27, 2021, by going dark for one hour, 8:30 - 9:30 PM. Non-essential lights at Town Hall and the Community Centre were turned off at that time. Thank you to everyone who joined in!

State of the Town

Lord Mayor Betty Disero and CAO Marnie Cluckie joined moderator Eduardo Lafforgue for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 State of the Town.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to watch or send in questions.

In case you missed it, click here to watch the full video.

Virtual Coffee with the Lord Mayor

March saw another successful Virtual Coffee with the Lord Mayor over Facebook Live. In case you missed it, click here to watch the video now. Due to the Provincial Stay-at-Home Order, April’s event will be pre-recorded and the video will be posted on the Town’s Facebook Page at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27. Anybody wishing to pose a question to the Lord Mayor can email it to beth.audet@notl.com before noon on Tuesday, April 27. Click here to see the full 2021 schedule.

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Council Business

Visit www.notl.com/councilbusiness to view full meeting agendas and minutes. Visit www.livestream.com/notl to watch livestream footage of Council, Committee-of-the-Whole, Committee of Council meetings as well as Public Open Houses, Workshops and Information Sessions.

Delegations & Presentations

The following delegation took place at the March 8, 2021, Committee of the Whole – Planning Meeting:

President John Foreman

NOTL Bed & Breakfast Association – Short-term rental situation in 2021

The following presentations took place at the March 15, 2021, Committee of the Whole – General Meeting:

Fire Chief Nick Ruller

2021-2025 Strategic Plan Presentation

CAO Marnie Cluckie

90-day Update & Municipal Modernization

The following delegations and presentation took place at the March 22, 2021, Council Meeting:

CEO David Adames & Chair Sandie Bellows

Niagara Parks Commission – General Update

Alex Broughton

Chesler Perlmutter Productions, Inc. request for filming

Town Clerk Peter Todd

Hospital Site Request for Expression of Interests

Reports & By-Laws

The following reports and By-Laws were approved at the March 22, 2021, Council Meeting:

CDS-21-006

Application for Zoning By-law Amendment 1072 Concession 2 Road

FES-21-002

Fire & Emergency Services Report 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

CS-21-004

Municipal Modernization Program Intake

CS-21-002

Council Member Appointment for Employee Bargaining Group Negotiations, as amended

CS-21-003

2021 Water & Wastewater Rates

CS-21-005

2021 Short Term Rental Licensing Program Update, as amended

OPS-21-006

Grace United Church Parking Update (222 Victoria Street), as amended

OPS-21-007

John Street West Sidewalk Extension (Cost Sharing)

OPS-21-008

Parks By-law, as amended

MHC-21-007

135 Queen Street – Fulfilment of Conditions for Heritage Permit

MHC-21-008

95 Johnson Street, the Post House – Heritage Permit Application – Alterations to 1999 Solarium Addition

MHC-21-009

Memorandum – Updating the Municipal Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest

MHC-21-010

Request for Comments – Temporary Patio Permit Program, as amended

MHC-21-11

12 Queen Street – Heritage Permit Application – Installation of Mechanical Equipment

4308AG-21

A by-law to amend by-law No. 4308-09, as amended, being a by-law regulating traffic and parking on Town roads.

500XT-21

A by-law pursuant to Section 34 of the Ontario Planning Act to amend By-law No. 500A-74, as amended, entitled a by-law to regulate the use of land and the character, location and use of buildings and structures thereon. (1072 Concession 2 Road & 1065 Concession 3 Road)

5300-21

A by-law to appoint Christopher Kirby as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer for The Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

5301-21

A by-law to repeal By-law 4510-11 being a by-law to authorize an encroachment agreement between The Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Jacqueline Yvonne Kevill (93 River Beach Drive)

Motions

The following motions were approved at the March 22, 2021 Council Meeting:

Moved by Councillor Gary Burroughs

That Council authorize the purchase of services of a fairness monitor to oversee the RFEI/RFP process for the former hospital site, of an amount up to $25,000, to be funded from the Capital Reserve.

Moved by Councillor Sandra O’Connor

That the Town Nominating Committee consider a Committee system that uses an equity and inclusion lens and promotes a Committee balance that is representative of our community’s diversity, including but not limited to, expertise, equal gender representation; cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity; socioeconomic diversity; and generational diversity.

April Meetings:

Monday, April 12, 2020, 6 PM

Committee of the Whole – Planning

Monday, April 19, 2021, 6 PM

Committee of the Whole – General

Monday, April 26, 2021, 6 PM

Council

Town News

The following Media Releases, Public Notices and Written, Video and Audio Messages were published during the month of March 2021:

March 2, 2021

NOTL Fire & Emergency Services Donates Reserve Pumper to Dominican Republic

March 3, 2021

A Video Message from Lord Mayor Disero About COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines

March 3, 2021

Demolition of Former Nurses’ Residence

March 5, 2021

NOTL Prepares to Reopen Community Centre

March 8, 2021

An International Women's Day Message from Lord Mayor Disero, Deputy Lord Mayor Cameron, and CAO Cluckie

March 8, 2021

A Video Message from Lord Mayor Disero and CAO Cluckie on International Women’s Day

March 17, 2021

NOTL to Celebrate School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

March 18, 2021

NOTL Launches Postcard Giveaway

March 19, 2021

NOTL Looks to Public for Feedback on Customer Service Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

March 19, 2021

A Video Message from Lord Mayor Disero Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Niagara-on-the-Lake

March 23, 2021

NOTL Receives Investigation Report Following Large Structure Fire at 1238 Townline Road

March 23, 2021

NOTL Responds to Increased Capacity Limits for Indoor Dining within the Red-Control Level

March 25, 2021

NOTL Proud to be Ranked One of Friendliest Towns in Canada

March 25, 2021

NOTL Proactively Prepares for Increase in Visitors

March 26, 2021

NOTL to Go Dark for Earth Hour

March 31, 2021

NOTL Seeks Feedback on Newly Approved Parks By-law

Campaigns & Initiatives

National Day of Observance

On March 11, the Town joined with the rest of Canada to mark the National Day of Observance to commemorate those who have died of COVID-19. Flags at Town Hall remain at half mast to honour the lives lost and to offer condolences to all of their families and friends.

March for Meals

On March 15, the Meals on Wheels flag was raised at Town Hall in honour of March for Meals. Special thanks were expressed to Meals on Wheels Niagara for offering this essential meal delivery service to those in need.

2020 Municipal Challenge Winners

Lord Mayor Betty Disero accepted the United Way Niagara Municipal Challenge trophy for the second year in a row! Thank you to Town Staff who generously donate to this worthy local cause.

Postcard Giveaway

The Town saw great success with its Postcard Giveaway. Thank you to everyone who signed up to receive a free prepaid postcard featuring 1 of 5 stunning photos of our Town, submitted through the 2020 NOTL Photo Contest. We hope everyone who receives a postcard enjoys sending a special message to someone they love.

Ontario’s School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

On March 24, the Town sent a special thank you to our crossing guards for Ontario’s School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. We appreciate all they do to keep families safe on their journey to and from school.

Earth Hour

The Town invited the Niagara-on-the-Lake community to help us highlight Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27, 2021, by going dark for one hour, 8:30 - 9:30 PM. Non-essential lights at Town Hall and the Community Centre were turned off at that time. Thank you to everyone who joined in!

State of the Town

Lord Mayor Betty Disero and CAO Marnie Cluckie joined moderator Eduardo Lafforgue for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 State of the Town.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to watch or send in questions.

In case you missed it, click here to watch the full video.

Virtual Coffee with the Lord Mayor

March saw another successful Virtual Coffee with the Lord Mayor over Facebook Live. In case you missed it, click here to watch the video now. Due to the Provincial Stay-at-Home Order, April’s event will be pre-recorded and the video will be posted on the Town’s Facebook Page at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27. Anybody wishing to pose a question to the Lord Mayor can email it to beth.audet@notl.com before noon on Tuesday, April 27. Click here to see the full 2021 schedule.