Council Highlights - May 22, 2019

Posted on Friday May 24, 2019

Special Council

  • Council discussed three items in-camera (closed session) being that of 1 Water Street – Mural Update, Town-owned lands on Church Street and Fox Street, and the Compensation Review.


  • Council presented certificates of congratulations to the Penetanguishene Bantam Rep Team – Bantam ‘B’ International Silver Stick Champions.
  • Council received a presentation regarding an update on the Annual Terry Fox Run event. 
  • Council appointed members to the Community Wellbeing Committee, the Trails Advisory Committee and the Main Street Art Ad-hoc Committee.
  • Council proclaimed the month of June to be Seniors Month.
  • Council approved the 2019 Tax Rates and Levies.
  • Council approved staff submissions of comments to the Ministry regarding Bill 108 – More Homes More Choice Act, 2019.
  • Council deferred the discussion regarding the Regional Government Review to the May 29, 2019 meeting.
  • Council ratified the decisions from the May 8, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting.
  • Council passed seven (7) By-laws including setting the rates of taxation for the year 2019, an agreement with McNamara Powerline, an agreement for Pre-servicing for Bellisle Hights Subdivision – Phase 3), an agreement with Fire Marque Inc, and agreement with the County of Simcoe for Wildland Firefighting Services, an exemption of Part Lot Control for 27-37 Payette Drive, and an agreement with Township of Georgian Bay for Human Resources and Health & Safety shared services.

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

  • Committee received the monthly Transit Ridership report.
  • Committee approved the disposal of surplus items. 
  • Committee approved the prequalification of engineering consulting services.
  • Committee approved the agreement extension with the Town of Midland for Transit.
  • Committee awarded the design and supply of a park playground at McGuire Park.
  • Committee received the monthly animal control update.
  • Committee received an update regarding downtown parking enforcement.
  • Committee received an update regarding the joint insurance renewal strategy.
  • Committee approved the 2018 Reserves and Reserve Funds Continuity schedule.
  • Committee approved the proposed Code of Conduct for Boards and Committees.
  • Committee supported the SMDHU request to the Ministry to keep the full territory of the health unit, Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka, whole.
  • Committee supported the SMDHU proclamation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
  • Committee supported the Ontario Library Service North and Southern Ontario motion for Library funding

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

North Simcoe Treasure Day Weekend – May 25, 2019

Special Council – May 29, 2019 at 6:30pm

Public Consultation – Council Composition – May 29, 6:00pm

Bayside Summer Soirée – June 7, 2019

Council and Committee of the Whole – June 12, 2019 at 7pm

Community Events are listed on our website here