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Council and Committee of the Whole Highlights – June 25 and 27

July 3, 2024

Council Highlights – June 25 Regular Meeting of Council

Deputations

Jimmy McLean, Community Engagement Liaison, addressed Council regarding a Gift from the Heart update. Staff will assist Gift from the Heart to secure a suitable municipal location for the upcoming mobile dental clinic.

Ian Beveridge addressed Council regarding the County’s 10-year Community Plan 2023-2033.

Mark Pederson of O’Flynn Weese LLP addressed Council regarding the reconsideration of Consent Application – File Nos: B109-21, B112-21, the Estate of Ronald and Eva Lough.

Comments from the Audience

5 members of the audience spoke to Council about the Picton Terminal settlement agreement. Discussions included whether public consultation will be involved, what the negative impacts of the property are, and concern that Council consider the pros and cons before making any decisions.

Tammy Beaumont provided a comment on the County’s 10-year Community Plan deputation.

Items on the Agenda

Reconsideration request from Councillor MacNaughton regarding reconsideration of Consent Application – File Nos: B109-21, B112-21, the Estate of Ronald and Eva Lough
Councillor Maynard brought forward a friendly amendment to recommendation 11 of Consent File No. B112-21 to add the words “if required”. Michael Michaud, Manager of Planning, noted that they will work with the applicant, review the condition and determine if necessary.

Council appoints members to Krasyliv Friendship City Working Group
Councillor Roberts has been appointed to sit on the Krasyliv Friendship City Working Group. Paul Epp and Don Leslie were appointed to serve as Rotary (Sponsoring Organization) representatives. Click here to read the Working Group’s Terms of Reference.

 

Committee of the Whole Highlights – June 27, 2024

Deputations

Adam Hambly, Physician Recruiter, and Barinder Gill, Executive Director of the Prince Edward Family Health Team, addressed Council regarding the Return of Service (ROS) incentive update of the County Docs funding agreement. Council approved the following motions:

  • County staff will explore nurse practitioner incentives and will report back to Council prior to the 2025 budget deliberations;
  • Staff will explore a no poaching approach to Northern, Indigenous or small remote communities in Ontario in the Primary Care Recruitment Policy;
  • The CAO will amend the existing agreement for additional physician incentive funding of $715,000 over 5 years, in addition to the current approved annual funding for physician incentives;
  • Staff will include $390,000 for physician recruitment in the 2025 budget deliberations;
  • Prince Edward County Family Health Team/ Prince Edward Family Health Organization will allocate any unspent funds from the $50,000 currently remaining in the 2024 Healthcare Connect Premium program budget to physician incentives, if needed, to make payments to any additional physicians recruited in 2024.

 

Dave Haney addressed Committee regarding the Return to Gravel Road Pilot Project.

Phil Spry, Springale Development Inc., Pinecrest addressed Committee regarding a fee waiver agreement between Pinecrest Housing and Springale Development Inc. (formerly known as the Emmanuel Baptist Church O/A Lovesong Seniors Housing and Community Hub) for 27 Corey Street, Bloomfield

 

Comments from the Audience

8 members of the audience spoke to Council regarding the Return to Gravel Roads Pilot Project. Discussions included concerns about retuning some roads to gravel and the cost of the maintenance and repair that would come along with maintaining gravel roads.

 

Items on the Agenda

Return to Gravel Program
Council did not approve the draft Returning Roads to Gravel Policy, and as a result, the program will not move forward.

Verbal Report from CAO regarding Fee Waiver Agreement between Pinecrest Housing and Springale Development Inc
CAO Marcia Wallace provided Council with a verbal report regarding a fee waiver agreement between Pinecrest Housing and Springale Development Inc. (formerly known as the Emmanuel Baptist Church O/A Lovesong Seniors Housing and Community Hub) for 27 Corey Street, Bloomfield (former Pinecrest School). Council approved the fee waiver agreement between Pinecrest Housing / Springale Development Inc.  and the municipality.

The next Regular Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, at 7 pm at Shire Hall, 332 Main Street, Picton. 

The next Committee of the Whole meeting will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2024, at 1 pm at Shire Hall.

This summary is not a complete record of the proceedings of the meetings. For the official record, please refer to the minutes in the next Council agenda.  A video of this meeting is available on The County’s YouTube Channel.

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