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Council Highlights – April 26 – Regular Council

April 29, 2022

Proclamations

Mayor Steve Ferguson read a series of proclamations in support of the National Day of Mourning for people who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace (Apr 28), the Provincial Day of Action on Litter (May 10) and Community Living Month (May). The proclamations can be read on The County’s website.

Announcements

Councilor Roberts announced that the Quinte Region Drowning Prevention Coalition received an award from the Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition recognizing the strong multi-sectoral collaboration between 17 community agencies aimed at reducing drowning in the region. Councilors McNaughton and Neiman announced intentions to introduce motions at future Council meetings regarding drive-through restaurants and appointing a pounds keeper for The County, respectively.

Sand building tender awarded

Council awarded the tender for the replacement of the Ameliasburgh sand building to Drew Harrison Haulage in the amount of $709,742 plus applicable taxes.

Picton Town Hall Board of Management

Council received a staff report regarding the Picton Town Hall. Council passed a motion to dissolve the Picton Town Hall Board of Management with the conclusion of this term of Council, establish a Picton Town Hall Farmers Market Board of Management, and retain the Picton Town Hall for municipal offices (first floor) and community bookings (second floor). County staff will manage bookings of the community space according to the fees and charges by-law effective immediately.

Parking by-law amendments approved

Amendments to the parking by-law were approved, including the addition of one new pay-and-display parking space and two 15-minute parking spaces in front of the Royal Hotel in Picton, and parking on County Road 7 at Lake on the Mountain.

Other motions

Council approved a series of motions related to the selection of discretionary tax tools and policies for the 2022 taxation year. Council approved a motion to continue to fly the Ukrainian flag at Shire Hall until the end of this term of Council, and to accept an amendment to a motion that The County will table at the upcoming Federation of Canadian Municipality’s AGM regarding support for Ukraine. Council approved a letter of support to the Minster of Finance and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs regarding the local grape and wine industry.

Deputations

Received a deputation from Roy Pennell advocating for reconsideration of the failed motion to appoint a pounds keeper for Prince Edward County.

Next Council Meeting: May 10, 2022

This summary is not a complete record of the proceedings of the meeting. 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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