The Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes


Kawartha Lakes Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force

Meeting Commencing at 10:30 AM - Electronic Participation Only
Human Services Boardroom
68 Lindsay Street North, Lindsay, Ontario
  • Councillor Ron Ashmore
  • Councillor Pat Dunn
  • Councillor Doug Elmslie
  • Councillor Tracy Richardson
  • Director Rod Sutherland
  • Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst
  • Penny Barton Dyke
  • Marina Hodson
  • Heather Kirby
  • Lynda Nydam
  • Amy Terrill
  • Pam Stuckless
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Co-Chair Heather Kirby called the meeting to order at 10:33 a.m.

Councillor Ashmore, Councillor Dunn, Councillor Elmslie, Councillor Richardson, Rod Sutherland Director Human Services, Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst, Penny Barton Dyke Executive Director, United Way City of Kawartha Lakes, Marina Hodson Executive Director, Kawartha North Family Health Team, Heather Kirby Executive Director, Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Lynda Nydam Executive Director, Children’s Service Council, Pam Stuckless Director Health Promotion Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit and Amy Terrill Executive Director, Kawartha Lakes Boys and Girls Club were in attendance.

City Staff in attendance: Jamie Anderson CEO Kawartha Lakes Public Library, Barb Condie Accessibility Officer, Shelley Cooper Community Partnership, Holly Russett Executive Assistant Human Services and Brenda Stonehouse Strategy and Innovation Specialist.

  • Moved ByCouncillor Dunn
    Seconded ByCouncillor Elmslie

    That the January 11, 2021 Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force agenda be adopted as circulated.


There were no declarations of pecuniary interest disclosed.

  • Moved ByP. Barton Dyke
    Seconded ByCouncillor Richardson

    That the Minutes of the November 30, 2020, be received.


Director Sutherland provided a verbal update on the Special Council Meeting - December 1, 2020, for the 2021 Capital Budget. Points relevant to the Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force, Council had previously identified a surplus just under $3 million from 2019 for potential allocations to assist with Pandemic related expenses or initiatives. A resolution was passed that the surplus would be maintained in the City's contingency reserve for the purpose of funding Community Economic and Corporate Pandemic Recovery initiatives. Further discussion on the 2021 Capital Budget, portions of the reserve were used for various initiatives. The three main highlighted here are, $80K be allocated to supplement the 50/50 Community Program, with the recommendation from the Task Force to waive the 50% contribution. With the addition of the $80K, applicants could apply for their full project costs and if successful they would not have to make their own 50% contribution. Allocated from the same reserve $1.9 million to the Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls capital project, linked to the Economic Recovery Task Force and two boat launches were allocated funds from the same reserve.

Task Force Council Members will not be changed, the current appointments will remain as they are.

Director Sutherland updated, the work on the development of the Fund Framework since the last Task Force meeting has been ongoing. A final draft is completed, a few details on the application and scoring process will be discussed at the Working Group meeting. The goal is to finalize the Fund Framework, Terms of Reference and Application for presentation to Council on January 28th for approval.

Heather Kirby thanked all the staff and their work that contributed to completion of the Fund Framework as well as the Task Force Community Members efforts.

Amy Terrill inquired about the recommended fund framework for the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector. Director Sutherland updated of an internal discussion including Staff on the Economic Recovery Task Force and their goal is to also present to Council on January 28th.

Amy Terrill updated on the current survey that is live on Jump In to gather information on the needs of organization. The working group will determine the next steps from the survey results.


The next meeting will be held on Monday February 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Moved ByCouncillor Dunn

    That the Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force Meeting adjourn at 10:51 a.m.

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