The Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes
Agricultural Development Advisory Committee Meeting

Council Chambers
City Hall
26 Francis Street, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 5R8
  • Councillor Andrew Veale
  • Robert Bonis
  • Phil Callaghan
  • Alex Cameron
  • Will MacArthur
  • Guy Masters
  • Michelle Murphy-Ward
  • Rebecca Parker
  • Matthew Pecoskie
  • Adam Shea
  • Alice VanVught
  • Shawn Westland

Note: This will be an electronic participation meeting and public access to Council Chambers will not be available. Please contact Kelly Maloney, Economic Development Officer - Agriculture, at  should you wish to view the proceedings of the meeting electronically through Zoom.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. The City of Kawartha Lakes is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact if you have an accessible accommodation request.

Welcome to guests as well as new members of the Committee appointed by Council since the last meeting of this Committee: Alex Cameron, Will MacArthur, Guy Masters, and Alice VanVught.

Note that this meeting is by electronic participation only and will be recorded as per the updated Terms of Reference attached.

  • That the agenda be adopted as circulated.

Adoption of the minutes of the March 10, 2020 meeting of the Agricultural Development Advisory Committee.

  • That the minutes of the Agricultural Development Advisory Committee meeting held on March 10, 2020, be adopted as circulated.

City of Kawartha Lakes Committee of the Whole passed the following motion at the meeting of November 3, 2020:

That Report LGL2020-011, Regulation of Nuisance associated with Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Operations within the City of Kawartha Lakes, be received;
That a by-law to amend the Property Standards By-law in the form attached as Appendix “A” be placed before the Agricultural Development Advisory Committee for review and comment;
That an amendment to the Fees and Charges By-law substantially in the form attached as Appendix “B” be forwarded to Council for adoption;
That a further report come forward from Development Services, to discuss potential by-law amendments to the various Zoning By-laws in force and effect throughout the municipality, following statutory public consultation; and
That these recommendations be forwarded to Council for consideration at the next Regular Council Meeting.

This committee is asked to review the Report  LGL2020-011 and provide comment back to council regarding proposed amendments to the Property Standards By-law as in Appendix "A". Staff from Municipal Law Enforcement and Planning will be in attendance to help guide the discussion.

Council has requested recommendations regarding backyard chickens. The Manager of Municipal Law Enforcement and Licensing will be in attendance, provides the attached Memo and seeks feedback from the Committee.

The City of Kawartha Lakes is required by the Clean Water Act to enact policies and by-laws as outlined in the local Source Water Protection Plans. Council passed the proposed amendments at their meeting of November 17, 2020. This Committee is encouraged to watch the recording of the presentation to Planning Committee as it will not be presented during this meeting. The YouTube recording of the presentation can be found at:  Begin watching the recording at 1 hour and 18 minutes to see the Source Water Protection presentation which is approximately 10 minutes in length. Policy Planning staff will be in attendance at the ADAC meeting for discussion and questions.

Meetings of the Committee are typically held bi-monthly on the second Thursday at 9:00 am with a minimum of three meetings per year as per the Terms of Reference. As per this schedule, next meeting options for the Committee to consider would be December 10, January 14 or February 11.