Council & Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights – August 12, 2020

Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020

To ensure social distancing provisions are maintained, this meeting will be available for viewing on Rogers TV only as staff and members of Council will be participating in the meeting electronically. The open session portion of the meeting is posted on our YouTube Channel for viewing.


  • Council received the 2020 year-to-date Financial Summary and Overview of COVID-19 Financial Impacts Report Update #5.   Council passed a motion to extend the fee waivers for Fire Permits and Dog Licences until December 31, 2020.
  • Council approved the 2021 Budget Timeline.
  • Council passed a motion of support from Tay Township concerning Great Lakes Water Level.
  • Council approved the amendment of the procedural by-law to allow for electronic participation and will continue at one meeting per month for the rest of 2020.
  • Council approved staff recommendation to use $11,092 of the capital budget to complete the necessary repairs to the arena dehumidifier.
  • Council approved Committee of the Whole recommendations from July 8, 2020 relating to Recreation and Community Services, Planning and Development Services, Transportation and Environmental Services and Finance and Corporate Services.
  • Council passed four by-laws including a by-law to designate a Community Improvement Plan Project Area, a by-law to adopt a Community Improvement Plan, by-law to Amend Zoning By-law 2000-02 1145 Fuller Avenue being the St. Andrews Village subdivision and a by-law to amend by-law 2019-25 to Govern the Proceedings of Council and its Committees.

Committee of the Whole:

  • Committee received Council Information package of August 12th, 2020 for information. A request from the Penetanguishene Kings was referred to staff for further information.
  • Committee approved staff recommendation for Transit Bus Stop Advertising Agreement to approve Bid #1 received from Creative Outdoor Advertising.
  • Committee received Museums Assistance Program COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations Report for information purposes.
  • Committee received memo regarding additional janitorial services.
  • Committee approvedstaff recommendation for the Heritage Tax Rebates 2019 tax year.
  • Committee approved staff recommendation to secure a new agreement with the County of Simcoe to increase the scope of the paramedic post from a rapid response unit to an ambulance service.
  • Committee received memo to council regarding Municipal By-Law Monthly Activity Report.
  • Committee received memo to council regarding Business Recovery Task Force Meeting #1.
  • Committee approved amendments to the extended use of sidewalk by-law.
  • Committee received an update on the award of RFP – North Simcoe Municipal Services Review – Phase One.
  • Committee approved staff to proceed with bringing forward refreshment vehicle license at Rotary Champlain Wendat Park for Council consideration at a future meeting.

Upcoming Meetings and Events: *meeting subject to change/cancel due to ongoing COVID19 pandemic.  Please check our website for the most up to date information.

August 24, 2020 7:00 PM

Committee of Adjustment

Electronic Meeting

September 9, 2020 7:00 PM


Electronic Meeting

September 9, 2020 7:30 PM

Committee of the Whole

Electronic Meeting

Other Community Events are listed on our website here

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