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					                                                                                Goderich, Ontario
                                                                                January 14, 2009

Day 1 Committee of the Whole met in the Court House Council Chambers, Goderich at 10:00 a.m.
with all members present except Councillor J. Grace.

1. MINUTES

Moved by T. Collyer
Seconded by J. Dietrich
That the minutes of Day 1 Committee of the Whole meeting of December 10, 2008 be
adopted as circulated.
                                                                 CARRIED

2. HIGHWAYS

Dave Laurie, Acting Director of Public Works, and Mike Alcock, Civil Engineering Technologist,
presented the following reports for the information of committee and Council.

   2.1.	   Administrative Update (Appendix A)

Moved by D. Shewfelt
Seconded by B. Siemon
That the report be received.
                                                                                CARRIED

   2.2.	   Policy for Bumper Sticker Advertisement on County Vehicles and Suggested Allowable
           Types of Advertisement (Appendix B)

It is recommended that the County review and adopt this Policy to allow “bumper sticker’
advertisements on certain County Vehicles.

It is further recommended that all requests for advertisement on County vehicles be forwarded and
presented to the Committee of the Whole and County Council for endorsement.

Moved by J. Seili
Seconded by B. MacLellan
That the recommendations be approved.
                                                                                CARRIED

   2.3.	   By-law No. 5, 2008 Review (Appendix C)

It is recommended that Schedule “A: and Schedule “B” of the agreement dated March 18, 2008
between the Corporation of the County of Huron and the Maitland ATV Club attached to By-law
No. 5, 2008 be revised as proposed.

Moved by B. Dowson
Seconded by Warden K. Oke
That the recommendation be approved.
                                                                                CARRIED
    2.4.    Traffic Signal and Flashing Light Maintenance

Quotations were received at the Public Works Department on Tuesday December 30th, 2008 for
the Traffic Signal and Flashing Light Maintenance throughout the County, including the
Municipalities of Central Huron, South Huron, and the Town of Goderich.

It is recommended that the quotation submitted by Cardinal Traffic Systems be accepted for a 3
year contract which includes 2009 to 2011.

Moved by D. Johnston
Seconded by B. Dykstra
That the recommendation be approved.
                                                                                        CARRIED


Councillor B. Dowson left the chambers at 12:15 p.m.


3.	 FACILITIES

Sandy McLean, Facilities Manager, presented the attached report (Appendix D) for the information
of committee and Council.

A lengthy discussion ensued regarding the fire hydrant system in Clinton and the proposed Court
House renovations Proposals A, B and C with staff answering questions of Council.

Moved by J. Dietrich
Seconded by D. Kelly
That the report be received.
                                                                                        CARRIED


The committee broke for lunch at 12:20 p.m. and resumed business at 12:50 p.m.


4.	 PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

    4.1.    Report of the Regional Information Coordinator OMAFRA

Jane Muegge, Regional Information Coordinator, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Affairs, distributed and presented the following materials for the information of committee and
Council.
        •	 E-Bulletin January 2009
        •	 2009 Managing Excellence in Agriculture Conference, in Niagara Falls, January 28 –
            30, 2009.
        •	 Conferences and Workshops
          o	 Agri-food Innovation Forum, in Toronto, February 10-12, 2009, “Food, A Healthy
               Value Proposition: The Appetite Continues”.
          o	 Food Meets Function, the science and business of functional foods, Best Western
               Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, June 17 & 18, 2009.
          o	 Eastern Ontario Farm Business Management Symposium, at the Recreation
               Centre in St.-Isidore, February 16, 2009.
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          o	 Farm Smart, Ontario Agricultural College, Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph,
             January 17, 2009.
        •	 October 2008 Source Water Information
        •	 Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission, “Ontario’s Corn, Soybean and Wheat
            Producers Vote for One Marketing Board.
        •	 Ontario Soybean Growers, 2008 Soybean Seasonal Summary
        •	 2009 Ontario Forage Crop Variety Performance
        •	 OMAF News: New Chair of Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission
        •	 OMAF FactSheet: Programs and Services for Ontario Farmers

Moved by D. Shewfelt
Seconded by D. Kelly
That the report be received.
                                                                                        CARRIED

    4.2.	   Consents

The authority to grant or refuse to grant consents is delegated to the Day 1 Committee of the Whole
under By-law No. 5, 2009. Decisions become effective upon a carried motion of the Committee of
the Whole. County Council is notified for information and appeal purposes only.

        4.2.1.	 B60/08 Jeff Burgsma
                Pt Lot 7, Concession 10 East Ward-Hullett, Municipality of Central Huron

The purpose and effect of this application is for the creation of a new lot under the surplus severance
policies. The application does not meet the MDS setbacks or conform as required by the Official
Plan, however there are compelling reasons to consider the application’s approval.

The land to be severed is approximately 2 ac (0.8 ha) with an existing residence, detached garage,
shed and old bank barn. The vacant lands to be retained is approximately 97.6 ac (39.5 ha).

Janine Burgsma appeared on behalf of the application

Moved by D. Shewfelt
Seconded by N. Vincent
That the application requesting separation and conveyance of a parcel of land as described
be given Provisional Consent subject to conditions.

                                                                                        CARRIED

        4.2.2.	 B62/08 Wayne & Lois Tebbutt 

                Lot 70 & Pt Lot 71, Maitland Con., West Ward (Goderich Twp)

                Municipality of Central Huron 


The purpose and effect of this application is for the creation of a new lot under the surplus severance
policies. Surplus residence policies require that there has been no previous separation on the
original lot. There was a separation from Lot 71 in 1889 so technically the severance does not
conform to the Central Huron Official Plan.

The lands to be severed is approximately 2 ac (0.8 ha) with an existing house, shed, barn & silo.
The vacant lands to be retained is approximately 97.6 ac (39.5 ha).

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Wayne and Lois Tebbutt appeared on behalf of the application

Moved by D. Johnston
Seconded by J. Dietrich
That the application requesting separation and conveyance of a parcel of land as described
be given Provisional Consent as the severance conforms to Huron County Official Plan and
Section 51(24) of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, as amended, subject to conditions.

                                                                                        CARRIED

                                                                                    FOR INFORMATION

        4.2.3. Dormant Subdivision, Condominium and Consent Files

The County of Huron received authority to approve consents in 1971 and received delegated
authority to approve plans of subdivision and condominium in 1989. Numerous dormant files have
accumulated since before and after delegated authority.

Owners and applicants were sent letters asking if they had any objection to their dormant file being
closed and/or draft approval being withdrawn. The status of applications and responses is
contained in the report (Appendix E).

It is recommended that:

    1.	 draft plan approval be withdrawn under Section 51(44) of the Planning Act, RSO 

        1990, as amended, for the subdivision and condominium applications listed in the

        report, and the applicant/owner and municipality be notified; 


    2.	 the subdivision applications listed in the report be closed;

    3.	 the conditions to draft plan approval on each of the subdivision/condominium 

        applications listed in the report be changed under Section 51(44) of the Planning

        Act, RSO1990 as amended, by adding the following condition, and that notice be 

        given under Section 51(45) of the Planning Act, RSO1990 as amended.

        Condition to be added: 

        This draft plan approval shall lapse at the expiration of 3 years from the date this 

        condition was applied (to lapse on February 4, 2012) under Section 51(32) of the

        Planning Act, RSO 1990 as amended. 


    4.	 the consent applications listed in the report be closed;

    5.	 the consent applications listed in the report be closed in 3 years (on February 4,

        2012) if the applicants do not complete the application and request consent 

        approval prior to that date, and the applicants/owners be notified. 


Moved by D. Shewfelt
Seconded by D. Kelly
That the recommendations be approved.

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        4.2.4.	 Refund Request – B 75/94 

                Arend Baumgarten, Howick Twp Lot 19 Con 17 


A letter has been received from Driftwood Beach Park Limited / James Kemp requesting a refund
of the application fee in the amount of $1000. The application fee was paid by Mr. Kemp in 1994
and the fee at that time was $735. This application was fully circulated and considered some 14
years ago and considerable work was conducted by the County and the Township.

It is recommended that the refund request be denied.

Moved by B. MacLellan
Seconded by B. Dykstra
That the recommendation be endorsed.

                                                                                        CARRIED

    4.3.	   Delegated Consents

The authority to grant undisputed consents is delegated to the Director of Planning and
Development under By-law No. 5, 2009. The attached report (Appendix F) lists the applications
which received provisional consent approval since the last report. County Council is notified for
information and appeal purposes only.

                                                                                    FOR INFORMATION

    4.4.	   Zoning By-laws

Zoning by-laws and amendments are circulated to the County from local municipalities. These by­
laws are reviewed for conformity with the County Official Plan and with the local Secondary/Official
Plan. The by-laws are listed in the attached report (Appendix G).

It is recommended that no objections be lodged.

Moved by M. Scott
Seconded by G. Robertson
That no objections be lodged.

                                                                                        CARRIED

    4.5.	   Community Economic Development Activity

        4.5.1.      Tourism – 2009 Huron County Vacation Guide

A request for quotations for the printing of the 2009 Vacation Guide was sent to five local printers
and advertised on the County website and accessible to printers external to the County in
November 2008. A report reviewing the quotes are attached (Appendix H).




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It is recommended that the 2009 Huron County Vacation Guide be printed by Commercial Print Craft
Ltd. for a cost not exceeding $42,400 plus tax for 96 inside pages with 8 page cover.

Moved by D. Shewfelt
Seconded by N. Vincent
That the recommendation be approved.

                                                                                        CARRIED

        4.5.2.      Huron Immigration Partnership

The County of Huron received notification on December 5, 2008 that the funding proposal
submitted to the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program was approved to undertake a
Local Immigration Partnership initiative in our community. A presentation to the Committee of the
Whole was given on April 15, 2008 regarding this submission.

The County of Huron, on behalf of community partners, submitted an application by May 6, 2008
to the Local Immigration Partnerships program of Citizenship & Immigration Canada for Phase 1
funding. This funding will be used to develop the partnership council and strategy for a Huron
Immigration Partnership initiative to follow.

As part of this commitment, the County of Huron agrees to appoint the Chair of the Partnership
Council and administer all funding related to the program. The Partnership Council will be
composed of appointees’ from local agencies and 2 members of County Council. The
membership of the Partnership Council will be approved by County Council.

The objectives of the project are to create the Immigration Partnership Council; conduct a needs
assessment of newcomers and available services; develop a settlement strategy; and to facilitate
the coordinated delivery of services.

The local Citizenship and Immigration office in London will be contacting the County to finalize the
Contribution Agreement.

                                                                                    FOR INFORMATION

    4.6.    Meetings

The County of Huron and the Municipality of Central Huron are holding a joint public meeting on
January 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Municipality of Central Huron (Clinton
Town Hall) to consider a Draft Plan of Standard Condominium for 123 East St. Clinton (Lots 33 – 36,
Registered Plan 351). A representative of County Council is required.

Moved by B. Dykstra
Seconded by J. Bezaire
That Councillor B. MacLellan attend the public meeting on January 27, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in
Central Huron.

                                                                                        CARRIED




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    4.7.      Notices of Intent Under the Tree By-law

 NOTE: Abbreviations are for municipalities, the Wards are named in the following table.
 Bluewater (B)                    Howick                       North Huron (NH)                  Ashfield-Colborne-
 Central Huron (CH)               Huron East (HE)              South Huron (SH)                  Wawanosh (A-C-W)
 Goderich                         Morris-Turnberry (MT)


        Contractor                         Property Owner                    Acres         Location
       T
  1. 	 imberland Resources                 Peter Dearing                     12            Lot 21, Con. 3, SH, Ward 1 (Stephen)
       Inc/B. Kropf Forestry
       Service
  2. 	 imberland Resources
       T                                   Harold Van Aaken                  10            Lot 7 & 8, Bayfield Rd. S, B,

       Inc/B. Kropf Forestry                                                               Stanley Ward

       Service 

  3. 	 Miller Wood Products                Eric Reymer                       15            Lot 9, Con. 10, SH, Ward 3, 

                                                                                           (Usborne) 

  4. 	 Bester Forest                       Ralph Scott                       25            Lot 36, Con. 5, NH, Ward 2 (East 

                                                                                           Wawanosh) 

  5. Great Lakes Forest
       	                                   Dave Johnston                     7             Lot 36 & 37, Con. 1, MT, Ward M 

       Products                                                                            (Morris) 

  6. 	 J.H. Keeso & Sons Ltd               Murray Scott                      51            Lot 35, Con. 7, NH, Ward 2 (East 

                                                                                           Wawanosh) 

  7. 	 J.H. Keeso & Sons Ltd               Kevin Scott                       25            E ½ Lot 36, Con. 7, NH, Ward 2 (East
                                                                                           Wawanosh)
  8. Provincial Woodlot
       	                                   Ronald Jamieson                   10            S ½ Lot 28, Con. 10, NH, Ward 2

       Consultants                                                                         (East Wawanosh) 

  9. 	 Eli G. Bauman                       Harvey Kuntz                      80            P Lot 11, Con.C, MT
 10. 	 J.H. Keeso & Sons Ltd               Andrew Campbell                   8             Lot 35, Con. 8, NH (Ward 2) East
                                                                                           Wawanosh
 11. 	 Elam Martin                         McCann Redi-Mix Inc. 2                          Lot 25, West ½ Con. 7, SH, Ward 3
                                                                                           (Usborne)
       M
 12. 	 artin’s Cutting &                   Max Kuhl                          15            Lot 5, Con. 5 (39113) Staffa Rd., B,
       Skidding                                                                            Stanley Ward
 13. Kitchener Forest                      Ron & Raymond                     8             Pt. Lot 5, Lake Road E., B, Stanley
       Products                            Scotchmer                                       Ward
 14. 	 Lorne Bester                        Ontario Penninsula                21            Lot 25 & 26, Con. 5, B, Stanley Ward
                                           Farms c/o Pelee
                                           Island Winery
 15. J.H. Keeso & Sons Ltd                 Eric Kints                        23 	          Lot 18, Con. 3, SH, Ward 1 (Stephen)
 16. J.H. Keeso & Sons Ltd                 Eric Kints                        10 	          Lot 25, Con. 4, SH, Ward 1 (Stephen)
 17. 	 Elam Martin                         Geert Waanders                    30            Lot 31 & 32, Maitland Con., CH, Ward
                                                                                           1 (Goderich Twp)

Councillor M. Scott declared a conflict of interest with clause 4.7 item number six (6) and seven
(7), Notices of Intent Under the Tree By-law.

Moved by D. Kelly
Seconded by J. Dietrich
That the report be received.
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    4.8.    Waste Management

        4.8.1. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

The 2008 Program Report is attached (Appendix I). This is the 6th year of HHW depot days since
the County began offering this service in 2003. Single-day depots were operated in Goderich,
Wingham and Exeter in August and September.

In 2008, the number of cars (households) served increased by 28% to 1,526 cars.                  The most
significant increase in usage was recorded at the Goderich depot.

All waste collected through the HHW disposal program benefits the County, both now and in the
future. Because hazardous waste has been safely and properly diverted from landfills, the
County’s HHW disposal program has reduced the potential source contaminants of Huron’s soil,
surface water, and groundwater. For example, since inception the program has diverted over
100,000 litre containers of paint for recycling.

The County’s year-round HHW Depot at the Mid-Huron Landfill Site is scheduled to begin
accepting waste late January 2009, with a grand opening being planned for spring. This service is
free to all Huron County households.

                                                                                    FOR INFORMATION

        4.8.2. Waste Management Master Plan

Through By-law No. 14, 2001, the County’s waste management plan is:

    -   to optimize the use of existing municipal landfill capacity across the county (by inter-

        municipal – county agreements), and 

    -   to evaluate options and obtain approvals for a long-term solution for use by Huron’s 

        municipalities as existing landfill sites reach capacity. 


A report on finalizing the Master Plan is attached (Appendix J). S. Tousaw, Director and S. Janes,
consultant presented the report.

It is recommended that the development of a long-term waste management solution be
commenced as outlined in the report.

Moved by J. Bezaire
Seconded by B. MacLellan
That the recommendation be approved.
                                                                                        CARRIED

The Director of Planning and Development, Scott Tousaw was requested to send the report to all the
lower tiers for their information.

5. ADMINISTRATION, POLICIES & OTHER ISSUES

    5.1.    Delegation - Coalition for Huron Injury Prevention (CHIP)

A letter of request from Murray Nesbitt, Chair CHIP, is attached. Past Chair, Ray Hurd presented
their action plan and shared the groups’ vision around injury prevention for consideration in the

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budgeting process.    Other members present included: Councillor Linda Henhoeffer, Howick
Township; Richard Wilts, ATV Club representative; Councillor Connie Black, Ashfield-Colborne-
Wawanosh; Lyndsay Snow, Public Health Promoter, Huron County Health Unit; Constable Joanna
Van Mierlo, Huron O.P.P.; and Sergeant Shawn Johnston, Huron O.P.P.

The group requested $4,000 funding from the County of Huron to support their expenses for a
ATV Safety Comprehensive Health Promotion Campaign, a Speeding Campaign, and updates to
the website to reflect CHIP initiatives.

A lengthy question and answer period ensued. There was a request for further information
regarding the “Injury Prevention Program” at the Health Unit and how the monies would be
dispersed.

Moved by D. Kelly
Seconded by M. Scott
That the presentation be received.

                                                                                        CARRIED

Moved by D. Johnston
Seconded by J. Bezaire
That the request from the Coalition for Injury Prevention (CHIP) for a budget of $4,000 from
the County of Huron to support their expenses for an ATV Safety Comprehensive Health
Promotion Campaign, a Speeding Campaign, and updates to website to reflect CHIP
initiatives be incorporated into the 2009 Huron County Budget.

Moved by J. Dietrich
Seconded by T. Collyer
That the motion be tabled pending input from the Board of Health.

                                                                                        CARRIED

    5.2.    Corporation of the Township of East Ferris Request for Funds

Correspondence received December 17, 2008 from Mayor Narry McCarthy of the Corporation of
the Township of East Ferris is attached. The Disaster Relief Committee is seeking financial
assistance form every Municipality in the Province. The Province will contribute $2 for every local
dollar raised. The CAO is requested direction on this matter.

Moved by B. MacLellan
Seconded by B. Siemon
That the request be denied.

                                                                                        CARRIED

    5.3.    Human Resources Notice - Water Bottles

The committee was informed that the Human Resources Department will be selling the
remaining "Active, Healthy Huron" water bottles on a first come, first serve basis. The
bottles will be sold for $10 each and each employee can purchase up to 2 bottles. Bottles
must be paid for either by cash or cheque made payable to the County of Huron. Bottles

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must be picked up at the Human Resources office in the Courthouse. All proceeds will be
reinvested into employee wellness initiatives. If you are interested, please contact Ashley
Wisser by email or call her at 519-524-8394 ext. 262.
                                                                       FOR INFORMATION

6. CORRESPONDENCE

    6.1.	    AMO – Member Communication, Alert
             • Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Notices for 2009.
             • Pre-Budget Submission calls for Increased Infrastructure Investment

    6.2.	    Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Board of Directors Meeting, November 13,
             2008. (Available upon request.)

    6.3.	    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Growing Opportunities, 2-day
             Workshop, February 23 and March 2.

                                                                                    FOR INFORMATION

7. ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Accounts for December 2008 were reviewed.

       Highways          $2,878,979.15
       Fleet                110,814.68
       Buildings            290,787.98
       Planning             111,821.13

Financial statements for the period ending November 30, 2008 were reviewed.

                            REVENUE                    EXPENDITURES              COUNTY CONTRIBUTION
                           Actual   Prorated             Actual   Prorated             Actual   Prorated
 Highways              $268,614   $2,310,912       $14,656,379 $15,411,505       $14,387,765 $13,100,593
 Fleet                 2,874,782   2,790,920         2,874,782   2,790,921                             1
 Buildings             1,465,395   2,141,809         1,940,980   2,921,126           475,585     779,317
 Planning              1,972,156   2,274,073         3,400,308   3,744,374         1,428,152   1,470,301

Moved by J. Dietrich
Seconded by B. Siemon
That the accounts and financial statements be received.

                                                                                        CARRIED

8. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of Day 1 Committee of the Whole will be in Goderich on Wednesday, February 11,
2009 at 10:30 a.m.




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9. ADJOURNMENT

Moved by M. Scott
Seconded by Warden K. Oke
That the meeting adjourn at 3:38 p.m.
                                                                                             CARRIED




                                                                             ............................................
                                                                                                                Chair




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