Notice of Regular Council Meeting: December 06, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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Council currently holds its meetings electronically with the meeting hosted and chaired from the Town of Essex Municipal Building. However due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this meeting is not currently open to the public for in person attendance. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the Meetings will continue to only be available to the public (including delegations) by livestream via YouTube at www.youtube.com/EssexOntario

It is a rather large agenda at 454 pages! I pulled out some highlights, tune in and follow along! Full agenda here below:

https://calendar.essex.ca/meetings/Detail/2021-12-06-1800-Regular-Council-Meeting/82642e74-012b-4bdc-9cd1-adf200fdedab

Public Presentations
Diana Radulescu, Active Transportation Coordinator, and Jerry Behl,
Manager, Transportation, County of Essex

County-Wide Active Transportation System (CWATS) Master Plan
Update

That the presentation by Diana Radulescu, Active Transportation
Coordinator and Jerry Behl, Manager, Transportation, County of Essex
regarding the County-Wide Active Transportation System (CWATS)
Master Plan be received.


Perry Basden, President, Heritage Colchester
Update on the restoration of the Colchester Schoolhouse

That the delegation by Perry Basden on behalf of Heritage Colchester
regarding the Colchester Schoolhouse be received.

Parks and Facilities
Short-Term Seasonal Rentals and Commercial Operations at
Colchester Harbour

That Parks and Facilities-2021-20 report entitled Short Term Rentals
and Commercial Operations at Colchester Harbour prepared by Jake
Morassut, Manager, Parks and Facilities dated December 6, 2021 be
received;
That a 50% premium for short-term rentals and/or those utilizing the
slips outside of recreational Harbour operations be added to the
current base rate;
That two short-term rental operators be permitted to operate per
season at the Colchester Harbour; and
That the current short-term rental operator at the Colchester Harbour
be allowed to continue operating in addition to the proposed two shortterm operators permitted per season.

Finance and Business Services
Revised Fees and Charges for Schedules to By-Laws 1812, 2040,
and 1850

That Corporate Services Report 2018-018 report entitled Revised
Schedules to By-Laws 1812, 2040 and 1850 be received; and
That the following three schedules be revised with an effective date of
January 1, 2022:

  1. Schedule “C” to By-Law Number 1812, being a by-law
    respecting the maintenance, management, regulation and
    control of any cemetery owned by The Corporation of the
    Town of Essex,
  2. Schedule “A” to By-Law Number 2040, being a by-law to
    establish a schedule of miscellaneous fees and charges, and
  3. Schedule “B-1” and “B-2” to By-Law Number 1850, being a bylaw for the imposition of Development Charges.

Planning
Revisions to Rear Yard Encroachments for Porches, Decks and
Sunrooms

That Planning-2021-25 report entitled Revisions to Rear Yard
Encroachments for Porches, Decks and Sunrooms prepared by Rita
Jabbour, RPP, Manager, Planning Services dated December 6, 2021
be received; and
That By-Law Number 2098, being a by-law to amend By-Law Number
1037, the Comprehensive Zoning By-Law for the Town of Essex to limit
the encroachment of decks, porches, and sunrooms into a required
rear yard, be read a first, a second and a third time and finally passed
on December 6, 2021.

Planning

Short Term Rental (STR) update

That Planning-2021-29 report entitled Short Term Rental (STR) Update
prepared by Rita Jabbour, RPP, Manager, Planning Services dated
December 6, 2021 be received;
That Administration be directed to prepare a zoning by-law amendment
as outlined in Option 3 of the attached presentation to permit one (1)
short term rental in a main single detached dwelling in any Residential
and Agricultural zoning district, and in a dwelling unit in any
commercial district; and
That Administration be directed to prepare a licensing by-law for short
term rentals.

Planning
Removal of Holding Zone Restrictions for Phase 1 of the Parkland
Woods Residential Development

That Planning-2021-30 report entitled Removal of Holding Zone
Restrictions for Phase 1 of the Parkland Woods Residential
Development prepared by Rita Jabbour, RPP, Manager, Planning
Services dated December 6, 2021 be received; and
That By-Law 2099, Being a by-law to remove the Holding Zone
Restrictions for Phase 1 of the Parkland Woods Subdivision (Ward 3)
be read a first, second and third time and finally passed on December
6, 2021

County Council Update
Essex County Council Regular Meeting Minutes – October 20, 2021 174

That the minutes of the Regular County Council Meeting held October
20, 2021 be received.

Correspondence to be received

That all of the correspondence listed in Agenda Item 13.1 be received
and, where indicated, to further share such information with the
community using suitable methods of communication.


County of Essex 187
RE: Windsor-Essex Regional Community Safety and WellBeing Plan, 2022-2026


City of Kitchener 189
RE: Liquor License Sales and Patio Extensions


Union Water Supply System 191
RE: Joint Board of Management Minutes of October 20, 2021


Town of Plympton-Wyoming 197
Concerns with the Continued Postponement of Property
Assessments

Township of Alnwick 199
RE: Endorsing National Teen Driver Safety Week and
Requesting the Ministry of Transportation to Review Measures
Impacting New Licensed Drivers

E.L.K. Energy Inc.
Town of Kingsville Resolution on Electricity Supply

Windsor-Essex Food Policy Council
Provincial Food and Organic Waste Framework and
Ontario’s Food Waste Policy Statement

Correspondence to be considered for receipt and support


County of Essex
Food and Organics Waste Management Program
County of Essex Council at its October 20, 2021 meeting
received Administrative Report entitled Essex-Windsor Solid
Waste Authority (EWSWA)-Regional Food and Organics
Waste Management Project (as attached to this Agenda) and
further approved the EWSWA recommendation to present to
and obtain comments from all of the County Municipalities
relating to desire to participate as part of a regional approach
to the Food and Organics Waste Management Project. On
November 15, 2021 Essex Town Council received the noted
presentation from EWSWA.

That Council receive the Report entitled Food and Organics
Waste Management Program dated October 20, 2021 and that
Council further asks its County Council representatives to
provide the following comments to County Council relating to
the proposed participation in a regional approach to the Food
and Organics Waste Management


3rd Essex Scouting
Flag Request from 3rd Essex Scouts for 100 years of
scouting in the Town of Essex

That the request from the 3rd Essex Scouting for their flag to
be flown at Town Hall on February 22, 2022 in support of 100
years of scouting in the Town of Essex be received or received
and supported.


Sherry Ducedre
Extension of Sherry Ducedre’s Term with the Committee
of Adjustment

That the request from Sherry Ducedre requesting that her
appointment to the Committee of Adjustment be extended to
November 30, 2022 to coincide with the end of the current term
of Council be received or received and supported.

Committee Meeting Minutes

That all the Committee Meeting minutes listed in Agenda Item 14, together with
any recommendations to Council noted therein, be received, approved and
adopted as circulated.
14.1. Committee of Adjustment – September 21, 2021 253
14.2. Essex Centre Business Improvement Area – October 12, 2021 281
14.3. Essex Municipal Heritage Committee – October 28, 2021 291
14.4. Essex Police Service Board – November 4, 2021 295
14.5. Court of Revision Minutes – November 10, 2021 300


Legalization of a culvert over the Lawrence Quick Drain and the
Malden Road West Drain: Bridge for McGuire and Laramie and
Maintenance Schedule


Personnel Committee – November 26, 2021

Moved by Councillor Bondy
Seconded by Councillor Garon
Recommendation to Council: That HR Policy 05-04 entitled Non-Union
Salary Administration Policy as presented by Brandi Sieben, Manager,
Human Resources to the Finance Committee at its November 26, 2021
meeting be adopted as presented.
Carried

PC-21-08
Moved by Councillor Bondy
Seconded by Councillor Bowman
Recommendation to Council: That HR Policy 03-21 entitled Hybrid
Working Model Policy (1 Year Trial) as presented by Brandi Sieben,
Manager, Human Resources to the Personnel Committee at its
November 26, 2021 meeting be adopted as presented.
Carried

PC-21-09
Moved by Councillor Bondy
Seconded by Councillor Garon
Recommendation to Council: That the Personnel Committee Terms of
Reference as presented by Brandi Sieben, Manager, Human
Resources to the Personnel Committee at its November 26, 2021
meeting be adopted as presented.

Financial
October 2021 Bank Payments Report

That the Bank Payments Report, including October 2021 cheque
Page 6 of 10
register, cheque number 53552 to cheque number 53730 and
electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment number EFT005381 to
EFT005602 inclusive in the amount of $3,628,958.01; the
Preauthorized Payments for the month of October in the amount of
$294,474.30; and Payroll for the month of October in the amount of
$406,273.07, be ratified as submitted.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Town of Essex Financial Indicator Review and Municipal Financial
Profile based on 2020 Financial Information Return

That the Financial Indicator Review and the Municipal Financial Profile
issued by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing be received for
information

Notices of Motion
The following Notice of Motion is being presented this evening and will
be brought forward for Council’s consideration at the December 20,
2021Regular Council Meeting:
Councillor Bondy

Moved by Councillor Bondy
Seconded by ____
That Council have a discussion regarding persistent dog
barking and the negative impact it may have on the quality of
life for residents of the Town of Essex and how complaints
regarding this matter are to be enforced in accordance with the
Town of Essex Noise By-Law