Current Council Agenda

Township of North Kawartha


Regular Meeting of Council April 7, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

Meeting being held electronically with the Council Chambers being closed due to COVID-19 precaution measures (refer to information below if you would like to listen and observe the meeting)

Session No. 2020 – 04 – 07

The following addendum items have been added April 6, 2020

  • Added items 4 and 5 in Correspondence (requiring action)

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Meetings During COVID-19

North Kawartha Council met on March 26, 2020 and amended the Township Procedure By-Law to permit meetings to be held electronically, under the authority of the Municipal Emergency Act, 2020, in order to function during the pandemic.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, regular meetings of Council are being held electronically. Meetings will continue to be posted on the Township YouTube channel as soon as possible after the meeting for public viewing.

If a member of the public is interested in joining the Council meeting electronically to listen and observe the meeting in real time please contact the Deputy Clerk by email no later than 8:30 a.m. on April 7th and you will be provided with an invitation to join the meeting electronically using Zoom.  Although possible for members of the public to “attend” a meeting electronically, we would encourage you to communicate with Council by forwarding any comments regarding an agenda item in writing via email to the Clerk or Deputy Clerk.

Anyone who speaks publicly at a meeting of the Township of North Kawartha may have their name and any opinions they may express recorded electronically and in the meeting minutes.

Call to Order and Welcome

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof

Adoption of the Agenda

Statutory Public Meetings

Closed Session (9:35 a.m.)

Pursuant to Section 239 (2) of the Municipal Act

This part of the meeting is closed to the public as the subject matter being considered is:

e) Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board and f) Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose (LPAT Appeal PL190446, BL 2019-078)

(Note: Municipal Solicitor and Municipal Planning Consultants attending electronically)

(b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees (Personnel Matters – COVID-19).

Presentations / Deputations / Petitions

Peterborough County Report
Verbal report from Mayor Amyotte and / or Deputy Mayor Whelan

Crowe Valley Conservation Authority Report
Verbal report from Councillor O’Shea

Economic Development Cooperative Report
Verbal report from Councillor McLellan

Adoption of the Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) of Council

Regular meeting held on March 3, 2020

Special meeting held on March 26, 2020

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

Consent Agenda

(noncontroversial items that may be acted upon by a single motion)

  1. Monthly Activity Reports

a)    Building / Planning Department

b)    Emergency Services Department

c)    Parks and Recreation / Waste Department

d)    Roads Department

2. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, February 28, 2020, Provincial Policy Statement, 2020.

3. Town of Ajax, March 5, 2020, Resolution of Council regarding the support of the continuation of both mandatory and non-mandatory programs and services provided by Conservation Authorities.

4.  Kirkland Lake, March 9, 2020, Resolution to support Bill 156: Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act.

5.  Association of Municipalities Ontario, March 10, 2020, Ontario’s Flooding Strategy Released; Letter and Report; Protecting People and Property: Ontario’s Flooding Strategy

6.  Grey County, March 16, 2020, Grey County Council Resolution supporting 100% Canadian Wines Excise Exemption.

7.  The Corporation of the Municipality of Centre Hastings, March 18, 2020, Resolution to support the role of Conservation Authorities.

8.  Ministry of Solicitor General, March 31, 2020, Public required to identify themselves if charged with breaching an Emergency Order during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Staff Reports (requiring action)


  1. Social Media Policy; Report, Policy, Red Brick Social Media Response Chart, Website Department Responsibility Chart for Website pages
  2. Appointment of Interim Integrity Commissioner (Aird & Berlis LLP); Report,  By-Law 2018-0103

Building / Planning

  1. Leal-Flood Encroachment Agreement; Report and Agreement (Brian Flood is joining electronically)
  2. Evenson Encroachment Agreement; Report and Agreement
  3. Sewage System Maintenance Program update and Phase 2; Report and Statistics

Reports from Boards and Committees


New Business and Unfinished Business
(includes Notice of Motion and Announcements)

Correspondence (requiring action)

  1. County of Peterborough Resolution, March 6, 2020, requesting support for Bill C-211 amendment to Criminal Code re: Assaults against Health Care Professionals and First Responders; County Report and Bill C-211
  2. Office of Solicitor General and Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, March 27, 2020, Declaration of a provincial emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
  3. Ontario Provincial Police, March 4, 2020, Letter of support to MPP’s regarding an invitation to MPP’s to discuss possible funding streams to address the annualized funding shortfall that jeopardizes the OPP’s Mental Health Strategy recommendations in regards to training and response to police interactions involving persons with mental health issues.
    B. Burns, North Kawartha Police Services Board Provincial Appointee
    S. Paquette, North Kawartha Police Services Board Vice-Chair
  4. Office of the Premier, April 3, 2020, Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19; Additional Measures Necessary to Protect the Health and Safety of the People of Ontario.
  5. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Solicitor General, April 4, 2020, Operation of Seasonal Trailer Parks and Recreational Campgrounds – Amended Essential Business Order as of April 3, 2020.


By-law to Appoint Aird & Berlis LLP as the Integrity Commissioner for the Corporation of the Township of North Kawartha and to repeal By-law 2018-051

By-Law To Authorize The Mayor And Clerk To Enter Into An Encroachment Agreement Between The Corporation Of The Township Of North Kawartha and Brian Kevin Flood and Sharon Linda Leal; Schedule A

By-Law To Authorize The Mayor And Clerk To Enter Into An Encroachment Agreement Between The Corporation Of The Township Of North Kawartha and Michael James Evenson and Bria Audrey Joan Evenson; Schedule A

Confirmatory By-Law


Council Meeting Calendar

Community Calendar

Accessibility including Request Form for Accessible Formats

Delegations and Deputations





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