Council Highlights - March 27, 2019

Posted on Friday March 29, 2019


  • Council received a presentation from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP and Wendat regarding a proposed Mental Health Response Unit.
  • Council received a presentation from the Southern Georgian Bay Family Physician Recruitment.
  • Council ratified the decisions from the Committee of the Whole meetings of March 13, 2019.
  • Council approved the funding recommendation from the Police Services Board for the proposed Mental Health Response Unit.
  • Council approved a twenty-month extension for the Fire and Emergency Services Agreement renewal with the Town of Midland and also authorized the CAO to proceed with a joint Administrative Review of Fire & Emergency Services.
  • Council passed one by-law being the schedule of retention periods for records.


Committee of the Whole (items that were discussed to be ratified at Council’s next meeting):

  • Committee received the Wastewater annual sewage treatment plant and sewage pump station reports.
  • Committee received a report about the amphitheatre sponsorships and the upcoming All Things Canadian Festival & Main Street Launch Party.
  • Committee received a presentation from WSB and adopted a municipal Cycling Strategy to guide future decision making related to cycling programs and infrastructure projects.
  • Committee approved the Zoning By-law amendment for 45 Edward Street (Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre) and a by-law will be presented at their next Council meeting.
  • Committee approved the application for an encroachment agreement at 19 Robert Street West.
  • Committee approved the non-motorized hot-dog cart for operation in Rotary Champlain Wendat Park.
  • Committee received a report regarding the business review for the Huronia Municipal Airport and the draft development charges reserve fund continuity schedule.
  • Committee passed a motion related to the one-time Municipal Modernization Payment from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs requesting staff prepare a report for options for utilization of the funding.
  • Committee requested staff return with proposed changes to the Financial Contributions to Community Organizations Policy.
  • Committee approved the proposed amendments to the composite fee by-law to take effect on May 1, 2019.
  • Committee approved the proposed Council Vacancy Policy.
  • Committee passed a motion regarding the federal government top-up increase to the Gas Tax Funds requesting staff to prepare a report for options for utilization of the funding.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Council and Committee of the Whole – April 10, 2019 at 7pm

Easter Eggstravaganza – April 20, 2019

Seniors Driver’s License Renewal Process – April 25, 2019
North Simcoe Treasure Day Weekend – May 25, 2019

Community Events are listed on our website here

Council Highlights provide a brief overview of noteworthy decisions and presentations made at Town of Penetanguishene Council meetings. Detailed agendas and minutes from the meetings are available on our website or you can view our livestream for additional details. Meetings take place the second and fourth Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted.?