The Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes

Minutes

Special Council Meeting

CC2021-03
Commencing at 9:00 a.m. - Electronic Participation
Council Chambers
City Hall
26 Francis Street, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 5R8
Members:
  • Mayor Andy Letham
  • Deputy Mayor Patrick O'Reilly
  • Councillor Ron Ashmore
  • Councillor Pat Dunn
  • Councillor Doug Elmslie
  • Councillor Tracy Richardson
  • Councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan
  • Councillor Andrew Veale
  • Councillor Emmett Yeo
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Mayor Letham called the Meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. from Council Chambers. Deputy Mayor P. O'Reilly and Councillors R. Ashmore, P. Dunn, D. Elmslie, T. Richardson, K. Seymour-Fagan, A. Veale and E. Yeo were in attendance electronically.

CAO R. Taylor, Directors C. Marshall, B. Robinson, J. Rojas, C. Shanks, J. Stover, R. Sutherland, Fire Chief M. Pankhurst, Paramedic Chief R. Mellow and City Solicitor R. Carlson were in attendance electronically.

City Clerk C. Ritchie, Deputy Clerk S. O'Connell and Deputy Clerk J. Watts were also in attendance in Council Chambers.

Mayor Letham made an announcement in recognition of Black History Month.

  • CR2021-046
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Richardson

    That the Agenda for the Open Session of the Special Council Meeting of Tuesday, February 2, 2021, be adopted as circulated.

    Carried

There were no declarations of pecuniary interest disclosed.

CAO R. Taylor provided introductory remarks on the 2021 Budget Presentations by Agencies and Boards.

Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge District Health Unit
2021 Proposed Budget Presentation
Dr. Ian Gemmill, Acting Medical Officer of Health
Angela Vickery, Director, Corporate Services
(Refer to Page 129 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Dr. Gemmill, Acting Medical Officer of Health, and Angela Vickery, Director of Corporate Services for the Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

  • CR2021-047
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Richardson

    That the presentation by Dr. Ian Gemmill, Acting Medical Officer of Health, and Angela Vickery, Director of Corporate Services for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, be received.

    Carried

Correspondence from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit Regarding 2020 Levy in Arrears
Angela Vickery, Director, Corporate Services

  • CR2021-048
    Moved ByCouncillor Yeo
    Seconded ByCouncillor Elmslie

    That the correspondence from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, regarding 2020 Levy in Arrears, be received and referred staff for review and report back at the February 23, 2021 Regular Council Meeting for consideration.

    Carried

Correspondence from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit Regarding an Increase to Municipal Assessments
Angela Vickery, Director, Corporate Services

Mayor Letham advised that additional correspondence pertaining to an increase in the Municipal Assessments for 2021 had been received and circulated to Council.

  • CR2021-049
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Richardson

    That the correspondence from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, regarding an Increase to Municipal Assessments for 2020 and 2021, be received.

    Carried

Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA)
2021 Proposed Budget Presentation
Melissa McFarland, General Manager
(Refer to Page 25 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Melissa McFarland, General Manager, and Stephen Podolsky, Vice-Chair, of the Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Area, provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Area.

  • CR2021-052
    Moved ByCouncillor Dunn
    Seconded ByCouncillor Yeo

    That the presentation by Melissa McFarland, General Manager, and Steve Podolsky, Vice-Chair, Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Association, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement, be received.

    Carried
  • CR2021-053
    Moved ByCouncillor Dunn
    Seconded ByDeputy Mayor O'Reilly

    That the addition of $10,000.00 to the Community Partnership and Development Fund (for Beautification) be included as a decision unit for the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget and forwarded to the February 16, 2021 Special Council Meeting for consideration.

     

    Carried

Correspondence Regarding Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Area 2021 Proposed Budget
Melissa McFarland, General Manager

  • CR2021-054
    Moved ByDeputy Mayor O'Reilly
    Seconded ByCouncillor Elmslie

    That the correspondence from Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Association, regarding the 2021 Budget, be received.

    Carried

Kawartha Conservation
2021 Proposed Budget Presentation
Mark Majchrowksi, Chief Administrative Officer
(Refer to Page 91 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Mark Majchrowski, Chief Administrative Officer for Kawartha Conservation, provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for Kawartha Conservation.

  • CR2021-055
    Moved ByCouncillor Dunn
    Seconded ByCouncillor Seymour-Fagan

    That the presentation by Mark Majchrowski, Chief Administrative Officer, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for Kawartha Conservation, be received.

    Carried
  • CR2021-056
    Moved ByCouncillor Yeo
    Seconded ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the Lake Dalrymple Lake Management Plan be included as a decision unit for the proposed 2021 Special Projects Budget for consideration at the February 16, 2021 Special Council Meeting.

    Carried

Correspondence Regarding the Kawartha Conservation 2021 Proposed Budget
Mark Majchrowski, Chief Administrative Officer

  • CR2021-057
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the correspondence from Kawartha Conservation, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget, be received.

    Carried

Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation
2021 Proposed Budget Presentation
Hope Lee, Chief Executive Officer
(Refer to Page 138 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Hope Lee, Chief Executive Officer for Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation, provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation.

  • CR2021-058
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Yeo

    That the presentation by Hope Lee, Chief Executive Officer for Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation, be received.

    Carried

Correspondence Regarding the Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation 2021 Proposed Budget
Hope Lee, Chief Executive Officer

  • CR2021-059
    Moved ByCouncillor Yeo
    Seconded ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the correspondence from Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget, be received.

    Carried

Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative
2021 Proposed Budget Presentation
Cindy Snider, Recruitment, Retention and Medical Education Coordinator
(Refer to Page 134 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Lisa Green, President of the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative, provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative.

  • CR2021-060
    Moved ByCouncillor Richardson
    Seconded ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the presentation by Lisa Green, President of Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Kawartha Lakes Public Library Board, be received.

    Carried

Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board
2021 Proposed Budget Presentation
Mark Mitchell, Chief of Police
(Refer to Page 123 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Mark Mitchell, Chief of Police, and Don Thomas, Chair of the Police Services Board, provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board.

  • CR2021-050
    Moved ByCouncillor Dunn
    Seconded ByDeputy Mayor O'Reilly

    That the presentation by Mark Mitchell, Chief of Police, and Don Thomas, Chair of the Police Services Board, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board, be received.

    Carried
  • CR2021-051
    Moved ByDeputy Mayor O'Reilly
    Seconded ByCouncillor Yeo

    That $231,530.00, for proposed physical and mechanical work at the Kawartha Lakes Police Service Building at 6 Victoria Avenue North in Lindsay, be included as a decision unit for the 2021 proposed Operating Budget for consideration at the February 16, 2021 Special Council Meeting.

    Carried

Kawartha Lakes Public Library Board
2021 Proposed Budget Presentation
Jamie Anderson, Library Director/Chief Executive Officer
(Refer to Pages 63 to 66 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Jamie Anderson, Library Director/Chief Executive Officer, provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Kawartha Lakes Public Library Board.

  • CR2021-061
    Moved ByCouncillor Veale
    Seconded ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the presentation by Jamie Anderson, Library Director/Chief Executive Officer, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for the Kawartha Lakes Public Library Board, be received.

    Carried

Ontario Provincial Police 2021 Annual Billing Statement
Phil Whitton, Superintendent, Commander, Municipal Policing Bureau
(Refer to Page 124 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

  • CR2021-062
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the correspondence from the Ontario Provincial Police, regarding the 2021 Annual Billing Statement, be received.

    Carried

Otonabee Conservation 2021 Budget Process
Dan Marinigh, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer, Otonabee Conservation
(Refer to Page 91 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

  • CR2021-063
    Moved ByCouncillor Richardson
    Seconded ByCouncillor Seymour-Fagan

    That the correspondence from Otonabee Conservation, regarding the 2021 Budget Process, be received.

    Carried

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority 2021 Proposed Budget
Susan McKinnon, Manager, Budget and Business Analysis
(Refer to Page 91 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

  • CR2021-064
    Moved ByCouncillor Yeo
    Seconded ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the correspondence from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget, be received.

    Carried

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority 2021 Proposed Budget
Linda J. Laliberte, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer
(Refer to Page 91 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

  • CR2021-065
    Moved ByCouncillor Richardson
    Seconded ByCouncillor Elmslie

    That the correspondence from Ganaraska Conservation, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget, be received.

    Carried

Introductory Remarks - 2021 City Budgets
Corporate Considerations and Updates

Ron Taylor, Chief Administrative Officer
Jennifer Stover, Director of Corporate Services

CAO Taylor provided an overview of the 2021 City Budgets including corporate considerations and updates on the budget process.

  • CR2021-066
    Moved ByCouncillor Richardson
    Seconded ByCouncillor Yeo

    That the presentation by Ron Taylor, Chief Administrative Officer, and Jennifer Stover, Director of Corporate Services, regarding 2021 City Budgets and Corporate Considerations and Updates, be received.

    Carried

Mayor and Council
Office of the CAO
2021 Proposed Budgets
Ron Taylor, Chief Administrative Officer
(Refer to Pages 27 to 30 and 31 to 44 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

CAO Taylor provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budgets for the Mayor and Council as well as for the Office of the CAO.

  • CR2021-067
    Moved ByDeputy Mayor O'Reilly
    Seconded ByCouncillor Ashmore

    That the presentation by Ron Taylor, Chief Administration Officer, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budgets for the Mayor and Council and Office of the CAO, be received.

    Carried

Community Services
2021 Proposed Budget
Craig Shanks, Director of Community Services
(Refer to Pages 45 to 62 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Director Shanks provided on overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for Community Services.

  • CR2021-068
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Richardson

    That the presentation by Craig Shanks, Director of Community Services, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for Community Services, be received.

    Carried

Corporate Services
2021 Proposed Budget
Jennifer Stover, Director of Corporate Services
(Refer to Pages 67 to 84 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Director Stover provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for Corporate Services.

  • CR2021-069
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the presentation by Jennifer Stover, Director of Corporate Services, regarding 2021 Proposed Budget for Corporate Services, be received.

    Carried

Development Services
2021 Proposed Budget
Chris Marshall, Director of Development Services
(Refer to Pages 85 to 100 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Director Marshall provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for Development Services.

  • CR2021-070
    Moved ByDeputy Mayor O'Reilly
    Seconded ByCouncillor Ashmore

    That the presentation by Chris Marshall, Director of Development Services, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for Development Services, be received.

    Carried

Engineering and Corporate Assets
2021 Proposed Budget
Juan Rojas, Director of Engineering and Assets
(Refer to Pages 101 to 112 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Director Rojas provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for Engineering and Corporate Assets.

  • CR2021-071
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Richardson

    That the presentation by Juan Rojas, Director of Engineering and Corporate Assets, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for Engineering and Corporate Assets, be received.

    Carried

Fire Services
2021 Proposed Budget
Mark Pankhurst, Fire Chief
(Refer to Pages 114 to 117 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Chief Pankhurst provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for Fire Services.

  • CR2021-072
    Moved ByCouncillor Dunn
    Seconded ByDeputy Mayor O'Reilly

    That the presentation by Mark Pankhurst, Fire Chief, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for Fire Services, be received.

    Carried

Paramedic Services
2021 Proposed Budget
Randy Mellow, Paramedic Chief
(Refer to Pages 118 to 122 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Chief Mellow provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for Paramedic Services.

  • CR2021-073
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Yeo

    That the presentation by Randy Mellow, Paramedic Chief, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for Paramedic Services, be received.

    Carried

Human Services
2021 Proposed Budget
Rod Sutherland, Director of Human Services
(Refer to Pages 125 to 140 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Director Sutherland provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for Human Services.

  • CR2021-074
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the presentation by Rod Sutherland, Director of Human Services, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for Human Services, be received.

    Carried

Public Works
2021 Proposed Budget
Bryan Robinson, Director of Public Works
(Refer to Pages 141 to 158 of the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget)

Director Robinson provided an overview of the 2021 Proposed Budget for Public Works.

  • CR2021-075
    Moved ByCouncillor Richardson
    Seconded ByCouncillor Seymour-Fagan

    That the presentation by Bryan Robinson, Director of Public Works, regarding the 2021 Proposed Budget for Public Works, be received.

    Carried
  • CR2021-076
    Moved ByCouncillor Yeo
    Seconded ByDeputy Mayor O'Reilly

    That the allocation of $126,000.00, for the Coboconk Wellness Center, be included as a decision unit for the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget, with funding options, for consideration at the February 16, 2021 Special Council Meeting.

    Carried
  • CR2021-077
    Moved ByCouncillor Richardson
    Seconded ByCouncillor Elmslie

    That Staff provide options to Council, at the February 16, 2021 Special Council Meeting, to fund a reduction in the proposed 2021 tax levy increase, as a one-time community pandemic relief, in a manner that would not negatively impact the City's long term financial plan.

    Carried
  • CR2021-078
    Moved ByCouncillor Ashmore
    Seconded ByCouncillor Yeo

    That Staff request that each School Board submit correspondence outlining their respective 2021 proposed budgets, for consideration at the February 16, 2021 Special Council Meeting.

    Carried

A By-Law to Confirm the Proceedings of a Special Meeting of Council, Tuesday, February 2, 2021

  • CR2021-079
    Moved ByCouncillor Elmslie
    Seconded ByCouncillor Yeo

    That a by-law to confirm the proceedings of a Special Council Meeting held Tuesday, February 2, 2021 be read a first, second and third time, passed, numbered, signed and the corporate seal attached.

    Carried
  • CR2021-080
    Moved ByCouncillor Yeo
    Seconded ByCouncillor Ashmore

    That the Council Meeting adjourn at 4:29 p.m.

    Carried

    Read and adopted this 23 day of February, 2021.


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