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Council Highlights – May 24 – Regular Council

May 26, 2022


Mayor Steve Ferguson made proclamations in support of 99.3 County FM, the Silver Chain Challenge, Pride Month, National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Lakeside Motel

Council received for information a staff report on the municipal enforcement of by-law concerns related to uses at the Lakeside Motel, as requested by Council at the September 2021 meeting. Council heard two deputations and 17 comments from the audience. In the report, staff informed Council that the owner of the Lakeside Motel is moving forward in entering into a Site Plan Control Agreement (SPCA) with the municipality for the motel property. The SPCA will review concerns such as lighting, noise, fencing, traffic, and garbage as well as other areas of concern.

Tenders Awarded

Council authorized the municipality to enter into agreements with:

  • A2Z Civil for the rehabilitation of County Road 4 bridge in the amount of $944,639.
  • Earth-Crete (Ontario) for the reconstruction of County Road 4 and Talbot Street in the amount of $3,295,605.
  • Apex Pavement Markings Inc. for line painting and pavement markings in the amount of $338,422.

Other Business

Council approved staff’s recommendation that a public meeting be held to consider that part of the road allowance between Gore “E” and Lots 1-4 Concession 2, Northwest of West Lake, as described as Part 4 on Plan 47R-4603 and Part 7 on 47R-4544, be closed, declared surplus and conveyed.

Council authorized the municipality to enter into a lease agreement with the Prince Edward County Soccer Association for the use of a portion of the property on Johnson Street in Picton for soccer pitches.

Council approved reports from various committee meetings and in doing so amended the Rate of Speed By-law 4473-2019 Schedule ‘B’ so that the posted speed limit on Georges Road is changed to 50 km/h from 60 km/h and the posted speed limit on Smiths Bay Avenue Road is 50 km/h from 60 km/h. The by-law will come forward at the next Council meeting. Council also approved Traffic Advisory Committee recommendation that converging chevrons be implemented as a traffic control measure on the northwest and southeast approaches to the Milford Bridge along County Road 17.

Mayor Ferguson informed Council that The County’s resolution of support for Ukrainian refugees will be considered at the resolutions plenary during the 2022 Federation of Canadian Municipality (FCM) annual conference on Saturday, June 4.

Next Council meeting: June 7, 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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