Council Meeting Highlights - June 10th, 2020

Posted on Thursday June 11, 2020

Council Meeting Highlights – June 10th, 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 a presentation regarding Senior of the Year, 2020. The award was granted to Irene Ashworth.
  • Council received a presentation from Don Chapman regarding the 40th Anniversary of The Terry Fox Marathon of Hope.
  • Council held a Public Meeting on the proposed Community Improvement Plan.  Direction was given to staff to prepare a report for the next Committee of the Whole meeting to address any comments received at the Public Meeting.
  • Councilpassed a resolution to fight racism and discrimination in our community and directed staff to return with a report related to Penetanguishene joining the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities.  
  • Council received a verbal report from the Chief Administrative Officer regarding the municipality’s COVID-19 situation update.
  • Council received an update regarding the Impact to the 2020 Capital Budget related to the Essential Services.
  • Council approved the Project Lifesaver Funding Request as per the recommendation from the Police Services Board.
  • Council awarded the Arena Feasibility Study RFP to Monteith Brown Planning Consultants.
  • Council approved the creation of a Business Recovery Task Force Ad Hoc Committee to meet and discuss a local economic development response to the pandemic.
  • Council passed four by-laws including; adopting the Budget Estimates of All Sums Required for the Year 2020; a by-law to Set the Rates of Taxation For the Year 2020;a by-law to Amend By-law 2019-80 to Provide for a 2020 Interim Tax Levy for the Payment of Taxes and to Provide for Penalty and Interest of 15% per Annum and a By-law to Authorize the Execution of an Agreement Between The Corporation of the Town of Penetanguishene and Christine Patenaude for the Operation of the Concession Booth until August 31st, 2022.

Committee of The Whole

  • Committee received Council Information package for information.
  • Committee received Midland Penetanguishene Transit Ridership Monthly Update for information purposes.
  • Committee approved the adoption of the 2020-2025 Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan.
  • Committee approved the Harbour Pointe Subdivision Phase 2 – Initial Acceptance of Sidewalks and Second Stage Curb.
  • Committee received a Memorandum to Council Which indicated that an application for a Draft Plan of Subdivision and a Zoning By-law amendment applications have been declared complete a that a Public Meeting will be held on July, 8th.
  • Committee reviewed a draft of an updated Property Standards By-law and directed staff to bring the final by-law to the next Council meeting for approval. Council requested input from the public prior to a final decision on the draft By-law which is to be considered on July 8th.
  • Committee received the COVID-19 Financial Impacts Update Report #3 for information.

Special Council – In Camera

  • Council discussed the County Road 93 Award Drain Clean Out and determined to move forward with Option 2.
  • Council received an update from the Chief Administrative Officer regarding the Simcoe County District School Board Surplus Property - 51 Dunlop Street, Penetanguishene, ON (former P.S.S.)

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.

June 29, 2020 7:00PM

Committee of Adjustment

Electronic Meeting

July 8, 2020 7:00 PM


Electronic Meeting

July 8, 2020 7:30 PM

Committee of the Whole

Electronic Meeting

Other Community Events are listed on our website here

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