ORDERS OF THE DAY

ORDERS OF THE DAY
FOR TUESDAY, NOVEM BER 25, 2014 – 9:00 A.M .
ORDER
1st
Meeting Called to Order
2nd
Adoption of Minutes – October 21, 2014
3rd
Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof
4th
Presenting Petitions, Presentations and Delegations
PRESENTATIONS:
9:00 a.m.
Retirement Recognition: Debra DeNuke – Bobier Villa
Harvey Granger – Elgin Manor
DELEGATIONS:
9:05 a.m.
Dave Phillips, Town Crier Annual Report 2013 (attached)
9:15 a.m.
Andrew Crichton and Jason Lammers, Public Fire Safety Educators Fire Safety House information (attached)
9:25 a.m.
Laura Woermke, Executive Director, St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art
Centre – Annual Report 2014 (attached)
9:35 a.m.
Cheryl Fish, Health Recruiter, City of St. Thomas-County of Elgin, St.
Thomas-Elgin Health Recruitment Partnership PowerPoint (attached)
11:45 a.m.
Stan Lidster, Chairman, Land Division Committee – 2014 Land
Division Committee PowerPoint (attached)
11:55 a.m.
Jeff Lawrence, Tree Commissioner/Weed Inspector, Year End Report
for 2014 & Clearing Exemption Application Report (attached)
5th
Motion to Move Into “Committee Of The Whole Council”
6th
Reports of Council, Outside Boards and Staff
7th
Council Correspondence
1)
2)
8th
OTHER BUSINESS
1)
2)
3)
9th
Items for Consideration
Items for Information (Consent Agenda)
Statements/Inquiries by Members
Notice of Motion
Matters of Urgency
Closed Meeting Items – (see separate agenda)
10th
Recess
11th
Motion to Rise and Report
12th
Motion to Adopt Recommendations from the Committee Of The Whole
13th
Consideration of By-Laws
14th
ADJOURNMENT
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
NOTICE:
December 9, 2014
Warden’s Election 7:00 p.m. (Official Attire)
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
December 11, 2014
County Council 9:00 a.m. (THURSDAY)
December 12, 2014
Elgin County Christmas Party
St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre
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DRAFT
COUNTY COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Elgin County Council met this day at the Administration Building at 9:00 a.m. with all
members present.
Warden Marr in the Chair.
The Warden began the meeting by informing Council that Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus
Chair Jean Paul St. Pierre had recently passed away.
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Moved by Councillor Walters
Seconded by Councillor Jenkins
THAT the minutes of the meeting held on September 9, 2014 be adopted.
- Carried.
DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF –
None.
DELEGATIONS
Port Burwell’s Market Square 1830
Ms. Start presented a PowerPoint with information about a property in downtown Port Burwell
referred to as Market Square.
Moved by Councillor Mennill
Seconded by Councillor Jones
THAT the PowerPoint presentation titled “Port Burwell’s Market Square 1830” from Susan
Start be received and filed. *(see accompanying resolution on page 2)
- Carried.
Community Paramedicine Initiative Program Overview
Randy Denning of Medavie EMS presented a PowerPoint with information regarding the
Community Paramedicine Initiative Program. He also spoke briefly about what EMS is doing
to be prepared for potential cases of the Ebola virus.
Moved by Councillor Ens
Seconded by Councillor Couckuyt
THAT the PowerPoint presentation titled “Community Paramedicine Initiative Program
Overview” from Randy Denning, Medavie EMS be received and filed. **(see accompanying
resolution on page 2)
- Carried.
Moved by Councillor Wiehle
Seconded by Councillor McWilliam
THAT we do now move into Committee Of The Whole Council.
- Carried.
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REPORTS
* Approval for Official Plan Amendment No. 12 (Market Square), Municipality of
Bayham – Manager of Planning
The manager presented the report providing County Council with information required in order
to consider granting approval to Official Plan Amendment No. 12, Municipality of Bayham.
Moved by Councillor Walters
Seconded by Councillor Jenkins
THAT Official Plan Amendment No. 12 (Market Square), the Municipality of Bayham be
deferred; and,
THAT staff review information presented at the October 21, 2014 meeting given the questions
raised concerning the Title to the land which may be a road allowance.
- Carried.
**Community Paramedicine Update – Director of Engineering Services
The director presented the report outlining the benefits and potential barriers of implementing
a Community Paramedicine program in Elgin County. The information presented included
testimonials from other organizations currently implementing this program.
Moved by Councillor Mennill
Seconded by Councillor Wiehle
THAT the Warden and Chief Administrative Officer be authorized and directed to sign an
agreement with the Province of Ontario for $80,000 Community Paramedicine funding for the
County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas; and,
THAT a two-year pilot project be initiated in the Municipality of Bayham; and,
THAT the necessary by-law be drafted.
- Carried.
Council recessed at 10:10 a.m. and reconvened at 10:25 a.m.
Supply of Thirteen Defibrillators - Contract Award Update – Director of Engineering
Services
Having previously been authorized to award the contract, the director presented the report
informing Council that the successful proponent of the Request for Proposal to supply 13
defibrillators was Physio-Control Inc.
Moved by Councillor Mennill
Seconded by Councillor Jenkins
THAT the report titled “Supply of Thirteen Defibrillators - Contract Award Update” from the
Director of Engineering Services dated October 2, 2014 be received and filed.
- Carried.
Award of Tender - Administration Building Contract Cleaning Services – Director of
Engineering Services
The director presented the report recommending that Council award Innovative Group the
tender for Administration Building contract cleaning services.
Moved by Councillor Jones
Seconded by Councillor Ens
THAT Innovative Group be selected for the Administration Building Contract Cleaning
Services Tender, Contract No. 2014-31 at a total price of $204,555.00 exclusive of H.S.T
for a three (3) year term expiring October 31, 2017; and,
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THAT staff be authorized to extend the contract with Innovative Group for a further two
years effective November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2019 subject to successful delivery of
services and favourable rate negotiations for the two-year extension; and,
THAT the Warden and Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to sign the contract.
- Carried.
Final Approval for a Plan of Subdivision (Aylmer), Doug Tarry Ltd. – Manager of
Planning
The manager presented the report advising Council that final approval was given for a Plan
of Subdivision in the Town of Aylmer on September 5, 2014.
Moved by Councillor Couckuyt
Seconded by Councillor Jenkins
THAT the report titled “Final Approval for a Plan of Subdivison (Doug Tarry Ltd.)” from
the Manager of Planning dated September 18, 2014 be received and filed.
- Carried.
Ontario Municipal Board Hearing, Town of Aylmer – Manager of Planning
The manager presented the report recommending that Council direct the Manager of
Planning to provide planning evidence if required at the OMB hearing regarding Official Plan
Amendment No. 12 for the Town of Aylmer.
Moved by Councillor Mennill
Seconded by Councillor Couckuyt
THAT the Manager of Planning attend the OMB hearing and provide planning evidence if
required by the presiding Ontario Municipal Board Member.
- Carried.
Source Protection Municipal Implementation Fund (SPMIF) – Collaboration Incentive –
Manager of Planning
The manager presented a report recommending that Council support a proposal from the
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority to provide assistance to the County of Elgin and three
other municipalities and utilize a collaboration incentive under the Source Protection
Implementation Fund provided by the Province.
Moved by Councillor Walters
Seconded by Councillor Jones
THAT County Council endorses the proposal submitted by Kettle Creek Conservation
Authority titled “Kettle Creek Source Protection Plan Implementation” and authorizes the
Chief Administrative Officer to sign the collaboration agreement on behalf of the County of
Elgin.
- Carried.
Planning Activities Report – Manager of Planning
The manager presented the report outlining planning activities that County staff has been
involved in since the Elgin County Official Plan was approved and those activities that staff
will be engaged in over the next year.
Moved by Councillor Walters
Seconded by Councillor Couckuyt
THAT the report titled “Planning Activities Report” from the Manager of Planning dated
October 7, 2014 be received and filed.
- Carried.
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Elgin County Archives - Recent Acquisitions, Projects and Activities – Manager of
Archives
The manager presented the report with a corresponding photo presentation giving Council an
overview of recent archival projects, activities and acquisitions. Notable acquisitions include
the John Wise Papers and the Burwell Family Collection.
Moved by Councillor Jenkins
Seconded by Councillor Mennill
THAT the report titled “Elgin County Archives - Recent Acquisitions, Projects and Activities”
from the Manager of Archives dated October 3, 2014 be received and filed.
- Carried.
Elgin County Library Supervisory Staff Update – Director of Community and Cultural
Services
The director presented the report introducing three new library supervisory staff members to
Council.
Moved by Councillor Couckuyt
Seconded by Councillor Walters
THAT the report titled “Elgin County Library Supervisory Staff Update” from the Director of
Community and Cultural Services dated September 30, 2014 be received and filed.
- Carried.
Resolution to Investigate Public Library Pricing for eBooks and eMagazines – Director
of Community and Cultural Services
The director presented the report explaining that public libraries in Canada are being charged
exorbitant prices for electronic books and magazines in comparison to print rates and are
struggling to find a workable model for loan of these materials. The report sought Council’s
support for a resolution from the Ottawa Public Library Board expressing its frustration with
the slow pace of progress on this issue.
Moved by Councillor McWilliam
Seconded by Councillor Couckuyt
THAT Elgin County Council endorses recent action taken by the Ottawa Public Library Board
regarding publishers’ restrictive practices in making electronic content available to public
libraries by supporting the following resolution:
WHEREAS the Elgin County Library is committed to providing equitable access to information
and services regardless of format and customer demand for eBooks and eMagazines is
increasing; and,
WHEREAS Elgin County Library staff are working together with publishers to find mutually
beneficial solutions so that public library customers have access to the wide range of eBooks
and eMagazines they have available to them in a physical printed copy; and,
WHEREAS the specialized market terms for libraries provided by some publishers for the
purchase of eBooks and eMagazines restrict the Elgin County Library’sability to purchase
these materials for public use, resulting in an inequity of access to electronic content,
significant constraints on the Elgin County Library budget, and an undermining of the Elgin
County Library’s ability to fulfill its role;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Elgin County Council:
1. Request that the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism,
Culture and Sport investigate publishers’ restrictive practices in making eBooks and
eMagazines available to public libraries, including the higher prices charged to public
libraries; and,
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2. That the Warden on behalf of Elgin County Council bring the issues faced by libraries in
obtaining access to eBooks and eMagazines to the attention of the Competition Bureau of
Canada.
- Carried.
Code of Conduct Policy for Library Patrons – Director of Community and Cultural
Services
The director presented the report recommending that Council adopt a Code of Conduct to
govern appropriate behaviour for library patrons.
Moved by Councillor Jenkins
Seconded by Councillor Mennill
THAT the “Code of Conduct for Library Patrons” be hereby adopted.
- Carried.
Palmer Estate Donation to Aylmer Library – Director of Community and Cultural
Services
The director presented the report recommending that Council accept a donation of $40,000
from the Dorothy Fay Palmer Estate in order to create a MakerSpace area at the Aylmer
Library. Funds will go to the purchase and maintenance of 3D printing technology that will
benefit youth in the area.
Moved by Councillor Couckuyt
Seconded by Councillor Jones
THAT the Warden and Chief Administrative Officer enter into an agreement with the Trustee
of the Estate of Dorothy Fay Palmer for the donation of $40,000 to the Elgin County Library
for the purposes of purchasing technology and equipment to benefit youth at the Aylmer
Library; and,
THAT a capital project in the amount of $40,000 be established in the budget of the Elgin
County Library according to the terms of the agreement; and,
THAT the Warden issue a letter of appreciation to the Trustee of the Estate of Dorothy Fay
Palmer to acknowledge this generous donation.
- Carried.
2014 - 2016 Victorian Order of Nurses Meals on Wheels Contract Renewal – Director of
Homes and Seniors Services
The director presented the report recommending that Council renew the Meals on Wheels
contract with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).
Moved by Councillor Wiehle
Seconded by Councillor Walters
THAT the current price of VON Meals on Wheels remain $6.50 for the 2014 - 2016 contract
year(s); and,
THAT Council authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign the 2014 - 2016 VON Meals
on Wheels agreement.
- Carried.
Homes - Bed Safety - Prevention Entrapment Policy – Director of Homes and Seniors
Services
The director presented the policy outlining the steps taken at Elgin County Homes to prevent
bed entrapment.
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Moved by Councillor Jenkins
Seconded by Councillor Mennill
THAT Council approve the policy titled “Bed Safety – Prevention of Entrapment”.
- Carried.
August Budget Performance – Director of Financial Services
The director presented the report outlining a favourable budget performance of $100,000 for
the month of August.
Moved by Councillor Jones
Seconded by Councillor Ens
THAT the report titled “August Budget Performance” from the Director of Financial Services
dated September 22, 2014 be received and filed.
- Carried.
2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements – Director of Financial Services
The director presented the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements in a user-friendly
format.
Moved by Councillor Mennill
Seconded by Councillor Couckuyt
THAT the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements be approved for publication.
- Carried.
2014 IT Security Audit – Manager of Information Technology
The manager presented the report summarizing the results of the 2014 IT Security Audit.
Moved by Councillor Jones
Seconded by Councillor Ens
THAT the report titled “2014 IT Security Audit” from the Manager of Information Technology
dated October 21, 2014 be received and filed.
- Carried.
County of Elgin Email Address – Manager of Information Technology
The manager presented the report recommending that Council accept the change of employee
email domains from elgin-county.on.ca to elgin.ca.
Moved by Councillor Jenkins
Seconded by Councillor Couckuyt
THAT the report titled “County of Elgin Email Address” from the Manager of Information
Technology dated October 21, 2014 be received and filed.
- Carried.
Councillor iPADS – Manager of Information Technology
The manager presented the report recommending that Councillors return their iPADS at the
end of their term to be repurposed for use in the County’s long-term care homes and library
branches.
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Moved by Councillor Mennill
Seconded by Councillor Walters
THAT iPads currently being used by County Councillors be returned to staff for redistribution
to County of Elgin long-term care homes and libraries.
- Carried.
CORRESPONDENCE
Items for Consideration
1. Allison Holtzhauer, CAO, Clerk-Treasurer, Township of Greater Madawaska, with a
resolution seeking support for the Protection of Public Participation Act, 2014 (Bill 83)
and requesting Bill 83 be re-introduced in the Provincial Legislature.
2. John Bolognone, City Clerk, City of Kingston, with a resolution seeking support urging the
Ontario Attorney-General and Labour Minister to ensure that Crown attorneys are
educated, trained and directed to apply the “Westray” Bill C-45 amendments when
charges are warranted.
3. Grant Jones, Deputy Mayor, Township of Southwold, with a resolution responding to
Shedden Library Building Issues.
The following recommendation was adopted in regard to Correspondence Item #1:
Moved by Councillor Wiehle
Seconded by Councillor Jenkins
THAT Correspondence Item #1 be received and filed.
- Carried.
The following recommendation was adopted in regard to Correspondence Item #2:
Moved by Councillor Jones
Seconded by Councillor Mennill
THAT Correspondence Item #2 be received and filed.
- Carried.
The following recommendation was adopted in regard to Correspondence Item #3:
Moved by Councillor Walters
Seconded by Councillor McWilliam
THAT Correspondence Item #3 be received and filed.
- Carried.
Items for Information (Consent Agenda)
1. Robin Williams, Interim Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of Health and Long-Term
Care congratulating Elgin Manor Staff for increasing overall health care worker influenza
immunization rate for the 2013/2014 season.
2. Dianne Wilson, Deputy Clerk, with resolution endorsing the Elgin-St. Thomas Cycling
Master Plan.
3. Elizabeth VanHooren, General Manager, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
announcing approval by the Ministry of the Environment of the Kettle Creek Source
Protection Plan.
4. Backus-Page House Museum event and sponsorship information.
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5. Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President’s Corner Update – September
2014.
6. Brad Woodside, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) thanking
Council for passing resolution supporting FCM’s nationwide Fixing Canada’s Housing
Crunch campaign.
7. Michele Lant, Treasurer, Green Lane Community Trust Fund with copy of 2013 Financial
Statements.
8. David Marr, Warden, County of Elgin responding to proposed rural internet services
changes by Industry Canada.
Moved by Councillor Jones
Seconded by Councillor Ens
THAT Correspondence Items #1 – 8 be received and filed.
- Carried.
OTHER BUSINESS
Statements/Inquiries by Members – Councillor McWilliam talked about an Arts & Cookery
Bank initiative to chronicle 100 families in the West Elgin area in a book. A presentation was
made to the families and the books will be available in December.
Councillor McWilliam also reminded Council that Ryan’s Law would have a second reading
debate before the Ontario Legislative Assembly on Thursday October 23, 2014. Council
agreed to reiterate their support for this bill and to notify Jeff Yurek, M.P.P. immediately of
this support.
Moved by Councillor McWilliam
Seconded by Councillor Ens
THAT Elgin County Council supports and affirms the private members bill, Bill 20, Ryan’s Law
(Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools), 2014.
- Carried.
Warden Marr reminded everyone that the Municipal Election is on Monday October 27, 2014
and that it is very important to exercise our democratic rights through voting.
Notice of Motion – None.
Matters of Urgency – None.
Closed Meeting Items
Moved by Councillor Mennill
Seconded by Councillor Jenkins
THAT we do now proceed into closed meeting session in accordance with the Municipal Act
to discuss matters under Section 240.2 (d) labour relations or employee negotiations – IT
Contract Resource & IT Support Services.
- Carried.
Moved by Councillor Jones
Seconded by Councillor McWilliam
THAT we do now rise and report.
- Carried.
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Moved by Councillor Mennill
Seconded by Councillor McWilliam
THAT staff be authorized to enter into a one-year pilot with Graham Scott Enns to provide
information technology services; and,
THAT the purchased service agreement be converted into a short-term employment contract
with an upset limit of $23,500 to provide specific services for Information Technology; and,
THAT the cost of the contract be contained within the existing Information Technology
operational budget; and,
THAT an operational review be done and reported back to Council at select intervals; and,
THAT the reports titled “IT Contract Resource” and “Graham Scott Enns IT Support Services
Request Update” from the Manager of Information Technology dated October 21, 2014 be
received and filed.
- Carried.
Motion to Adopt Recommendations of the Committee of the Whole
Moved by Councillor Wiehle
Seconded by Councillor Jones
THAT we do now adopt recommendations of the Committee Of The Whole.
- Carried.
BY-LAW
Moved by Councillor Jenkins
Seconded by Councillor Ens
THAT By-Law No. 14-24 “Being a By-Law to Confirm Proceedings of the Municipal Council
of the Corporation of the County of Elgin at the October 21, 2014 Meeting” be read a first,
second and third time and finally passed.
- Carried.
ADJOURNMENT
Moved by Councillor Walters
Seconded by Councillor Wiehle
THAT we do now adjourn at 12:02 p.m. and meet again on November 25, 2014 at the County
Administration Building Council Chambers at 9:00 a.m.
- Carried.
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David Marr,
Warden.
Mark McDonald,
Chief Administrative Officer.
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David Phillips
Town Crier for the County of Elgin
Report to County Council 2014
February 1 -
Celebration of the Scotch - Dutton
April 10 -
Vienna Historical Society - Vienna Community Center
April 11 -
Retirement Cry - North Star Windows - Talbotville
April 25 -
50th birthday greetings - Steve Ferguson - 43147 Ferguson Line
May 22 -
Election Ontario Writ/Proclamation - Talbot Street, St. Thomas –
Elgin Middlesex London
May 24 -
100th Anniversary Michigan Central Railway Yard - St. Thomas
June 4 -
Beattie Haven - Wardsville
June 6 -
Rosy Rhubarb Opening Ceremonies - Shedden
June 6 -
Port Stanley Artist Guild - Port Stanley Legion
June 7 -
49th Annual Ceremonial Review - 741 Elgin Royal Canadian Air
Squadron, St. Thomas - Presented Tony Phillips Memorial Award
and gave cadet a county pin
June 8 -
Rosy Rhubarb - Shedden
July 1 -
Canada Day - Dutton
July 1 -
Canada Day - Aylmer
August 8 -
Ontario Guild of Town Criers Provincial Championship, Port Perry
August 9 -
Ontario Guild of Town Criers Provincial Championship, Port Perry
August 10 -
Ontario Guild of Town Criers Provincial Championship, Port Perry David won an Ambassador’s Award, his 1st award
August 23 -
GayLea Dairy Museum
October 18 -
John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award WEDS Theatre, Dutton
October 23 -
Ontario Guild of Town Criers Farewell Ceremony at the funeral of
Betty Kading, Town Crier for the communities of Oakville and
Orangeville (18 Guild members in full uniform) - Orangeville
October 30 -
St. Thomas Energy - Retirement Party - St. Thomas
November 9 -
Remembrance Day evening service - Shedden Keystone Complex
November 10 - Remembrance Day evening service - Dutton Community Centre
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Elgin County
Fire Prevention Officers Association
c/o 305 Wellington Street, St.Thomas, Ontario, N5R 2T2 Phone 631-0210 Fax 631-0215
To Whom It May Concern:
The Elgin County Fire Departments Fire Safety House has been a valuable tool used by fire
departments and fire associations across the County of Elgin to educate thousands of children
and adults alike in fire safety and prevention. Since 1998, the Fire Safety House has regularly
attended schools, public events and local fairs in effort to raise awareness of fire safety.
The Fire Safety House was originally purchased in 1998 and currently needs some updating and
refurbishing to ensure its continued use and success. There are minor structural needs and
some aesthetic requirements such as new flooring and painting.
We are looking for sponsors who are willing to partner with us to raise the necessary funds to
update the Fire Safety House. Our target fundraising goal is $20,000. In recognition of your
generous contributions, we offer the following in recognition of donations:
Contribution
$3,500
$2,000
$ 500
Recognition
3’ x 3’ logo on the House
1.5’ x 1.5’ logo on the House
Name on the House
On behalf of the Elgin County Fire Prevention Officers Association the South Dorchester
Firemen’s Association (Lyons) is taking the lead on this fundraising endeavor to continue to
promote home fire safety.
If you wish to make a donation please make cheques payable to the South Dorchester
Firemen’s Association.
If you require further information or wish to make a donation please contact me at 519-615-7749
or by email at [email protected], or Captain Mike Pond at 519-670-7242 or by email at
[email protected] .
In the name of fire safety, we thank you
Captain Dave Bradley
Fundraising Committee Co-Chairperson
Aylmer
Bayham
Central Elgin Dutton/Dunwich
West Elgin St. Thomas
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Malahide
Southwold
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Essential to the success of any organization is the ongoing cooperation of its
supporters. The Art Centre wishes to thank the County of Elgin and the City of St.
Thomas, its membership, donors, grantors and sponsors for their generous
support.
THANK YOU!
Vision
The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is a highly valued and respected art
centre that is a focal point for the St. Thomas and Elgin community. The Art
Centre is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, enriching and engaging environment
of art and creativity, inspire, challenge and educate its audiences.
Mission
To encourage and support the appreciation of the visual arts in St. Thomas and
Elgin County through a variety of exhibitions, educational programs and through a
permanent collection.
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Attendance Highlights
Visitors to Exhibitions 7069 (November 2014)
Openings and Special Events 1601
Facility Rentals 2436
Schools and Youth
Children Classes 1035
Tours / offsite programming 2508
Adult Classes 268
Overall Attendance 14917
Last Year Attendance 12174
Members 187
Volunteers 37
Hours donated by Volunteers 2350
Social Media Highlights
Twitter Followers 3001
Facebook Fans 1355
Instagram 213
Visits to www.stepac.ca 125493
Pinterest 31
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A Brief Overview of the Art Centre in 2014
Established in 1969 and in operation for over 45 years, the St.
Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, located in St. Thomas, Ontario, is a
public, non profit organization that has a reputation for artistic
excellence in its centre, and educational and community
programming. Drawing visitors from all over, the Art Centre is
considered a cultural asset in Southwestern Ontario, adding
substantively to the quality of life for St. Thomas and Elgin residents
and to the business viability of the area. It consist of three
exhibitions spaces of about 1688 square feet, supported by a small
but thriving gift shop which showcases the work of local artists and
artisans. The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre receives core
funding from the City of St. Thomas and the County of Elgin and
operates in a facility that is owned by the Art Centre.
With a growing membership base and a committed army of
volunteers, the Art Centre stands at the threshold of change. The
Art Centre’s Board of Directors reflects a well-rounded group of
dedicated individuals, collectively possessing an impressive skill and
experience base, many of who are members of the community who
have stepped up to the plate - clearly illustrating the support of the
community for the Art Centre’s continued sustainability. The
STEPAC staff is currently comprised of 3 full-time and 2 part-time
staff members with a high level of commitment to the success of the
Art Centre.
Despite many challenges, the Art Centre has continued to operate in
recent years on a sound financial basis, due in part to the generous
support of private donors, ongoing operating support from the city of
St. Thomas and Elgin County, and the escalating success of the Art
Centre’s fundraising plan and gift shop.
Community means so many things to so many
people, and the world to us. In all we do and all
we say, we’re all for community!
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Board of Directors 2013-2014
President Patricia Johnson
Vice President Tom Hughes
Treasurer Megan Vreman
Recording Secretary appointed Laura
Woermke
Ardythe Anderson
John Hueston
Kathy Collier
Kevin Morrell
Deb Bagshaw
Katherine Medlyn
Suzanne Baehr
Joan Dennis
Mayor Heather Jackson (City rep.)
Mayor David Mennill (County of Elgin
rep.)
Executive Committee
President Patricia Johnson
Vice President Tome Hughes
Treasurer Megan Vreman
Acquisitions Committee
Chair Patricia Johnson
Elaine McGregor Morris
Diane Lademer
Kevin Morrell
Gerald Pedros
Laura Woermke
Finance Committee
Chair Patricia Johnson
Tom Hughes
Katherine Medlyn
Membership Committee
Chair Tom Hughes
Laura Woermke
Sherri Howard
Ardythe Anderson
Joan Dennis
Human Resource Committee
Chair Patricia Johnson
Tom Hughes
Megan Vreman
Sponsorship Committee
Chair Kathy Collier
Katherine Medlyn
John Hueston
Laura Woermke
Administration
Laura Woermke Executive Director
Sherri Howard Education / Events Coordinator
Katelyn Tippin Reception / Volunteer coordinator
Ashley Johnson Part time Receptionist
Dang Ho Part time Receptionist
Departing
Mira Rogosin Lavoie Part time receptionist
Bryanna Ross Part time Receptionist
Bryanna Tosswill Summer Art Instructor
Volunteers
Emmi Coburn
Matthew Coburn
Ashley Johnson
Dang Ho
Ruth Wallace
Sharon Little
Suzanne Baehr
Ardythe Anderson
Joan Dennis
Kevin Morrell
Bailey Asher
Teghan Butler
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Message from the Executive Director
It has perhaps never been a more exciting time to visit an art centre.
No longer dedicated exclusively to the preservation of cultural
heritage through the care and collecting of art works, art centres are
increasingly platforms for activities and events: talks, performances,
screenings, conferences, parties, concerts, and more. We have not
abandoned the collecting of art—but rather expanded the range and
scope of our responsibilities—and the ways that we share.
Exhibitions themselves may now be considered events that tell
stories, much like a book or a film. Art Centres are dynamic sites for
sharing information and producing new knowledge. They are places
of speculation, provocation, excitement, solace, leisure and more.
Art nourishes and strengthens our lives socially, intellectually,
emotionally and spiritually.
The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is in its 45th year of service.
Over the decades, the Art Centre has earned an exceptional local
and regional reputation for its high level of engagement with its
community, its excellence in exhibitions, its significant permanent
collection, and its notable level of Public programming. The Art
Centre continues to fulfill its mandate by developing and holding in
trust an outstanding permanent collection of contemporary and
historical artworks, providing a program of curated exhibitions,
circulating exhibitions and offering a wide range of programs. To
facilitate the programs and operations, the Art Centre is committed
to raising funds from various public resources (through grants and
city and county allocation) and private sources (including sponsors,
donors and members).
There are several indicators showing that the Art Centre succeeded
in meeting its major objectives in 2014. There were a large
number of participants in public and professional programs offered
in-house. Within this 2014 annual report, you will see a
comprehensive description of the Art Centre’s exhibitions, programs
and activities for the year.
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The Art Centre is committed to its role of providing a public service
to the citizens of St. Thomas and Elgin County in the most costefficient manner possible, and to careful fiscal management.
The Art Centre is fortunate to have a dedicated and enthusiastic,
committed and skilled team. I would like to thank Sherri Howard for
an amazing year; I am truly impressed by what she has
accomplished this year.
Special thanks to the artists – without them, we would not exist.
Also, many thanks to our dedicated volunteers. They serve the Art
Centre in so many ways during the year, with everything from
reception duties, to attending the opening receptions and wrapping
gifts in the Gift Shop.
Thank you!
Laura Woermke
Executive Director
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2014 Exhibition Schedule
Paul Cvetich
Good Love
January 4 to February 15, 2014
Cvetich is probably best known for his Monument to
Workers Injured and Killed on the Job, that stands
in from of Hamilton’s City Hall. This exhibition was
documented a series of geometric and organic
painted , wooden shapes that weave together in a
manner that is both complex and lighthearted at the
same time.
Visitors to the exhibition: 542
Great Beginnings Elementary
February 22 to March 22, 2014
Opening Reception: February 22
Opening Reception Attendance: 265
Participating Schools
Port Stanley Public School
Mitchell Hepburn Public School
June Rose Callwood Public School
New Sarum Public School
Lockes Public School
John Wise Public School
Port Burwell Public School
St. Anne’s Catholic School
Elgin Court Public School
Springfield Public School
McGreger Public School
Dunwich-Dutton Public School
West Elgin Senior School
Monsignor Morrison Catholic School
Forest Park Public School
Visitors to the Exhibition: 663
Great Beginnings Secondary
March 29 to April 26, 2014
Opening Reception Saturday March 29
Opening Reception Attendance : 161
Participating Schools:
Parkside Collegiate
Arthur Voaden Secondary School
West Elgin Secondary School
East Elgin Secondary School
St Joseph High School
Central Elgin Collegiate
Visitors to Exhibition: 450
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Exhibition Schedule 2014
Heather Keating—Journeys
Dennis Kalichuk—1000 words of Nature
Donna Andreychuk—a Perfect Storm
May 2 to June 7, 2014
Opening Reception Saturday May 2, 2014
Opening Reception Attendance: 73
Images of the land are extremely flexible; they can reveal
nature to be vast or intimate, universal or personal,
timeless or ever-changing. This exhibition of three local
artists explores the various ways that contemporary
artists use representations of the land and nature to
speak to a wide variety of issues: social, spiritual,
environmental , regional or purely aesthetical.
Visitors to the Exhibitions: 606
Melanie MacDonald
Don’t Read This If You Are A Woodpecker
June 14 to July 26, 2014
Opening Reception Saturday June 14
Opening Reception Attendance: 60
The paintings in the on-going series of paintings are
based on imagery from a pair of scrapbooks found at
an antique store. The scrapbooks bear no clues about
who made them or their origin (they are unsigned),
there’s no handwriting and they included no personal
or familial memorabilia). Research revealed that the
imagery in both was sourced from issues of Collier’s
Magazine dating from the early 1930’s to the early
1940’s. The antique dealer originally discovered them
at a church bazaar in Hamilton, Ontario.
Visitors to the Exhibition: 1111
Eva McCauley
World’s Edge
August 2 to September 13, 2014
Closing Reception Saturday September 13, 2014
Opening Reception Attendance: 60
Eva McCauley is an award-winning painter and
printmaker, dividing her time between making work in
her studio in Elmira, Ontario and in the rural southwest
coast of Ireland, finding inspiration for her paintings in
the landscape, light and people of Ireland, as well as
the music. The closing celebration include live music
by NUE, a mix of Celtic and contemporary.
Visitors to the Exhibition: 667
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Celebrating 45 Years
Selections from the Permanent Collection
September 20 to October 25, 2014
The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre’s evergrowing collection of art work celebrates its
45th anniversary this year. This exhibition
gives viewers the opportunity to see new
additions that reveal points of intersection with
works already owned by the Art Centre.
By juxtaposing contemporary and historical art
works, this exhibition proposes unions
between dissimilar works. Whether related by
direct influence or visual affinities of a more
unsubstantiated nature, these groupings
reveal the rich diversity of approaches to
subjects that have engaged the artists, while
accentuating a sense of continuity throughout
the history of the of the Art Centre’s collection.
Visitors to the Exhibition: 1215
Timothy Sullivan
Eye vs. mind
November 14 to January 3, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday November 14
Opening Reception Attendance: NA
This exhibition feature the photography and
digital paintings by local artist Timothy Sullivan.
Timothy two distinct styles plays on the reality of
photography and the imaginative world of digital
painting.
Visitors to the Exhibition NA
Gallery Three Exhibitions
This gallery space supports the exhibition of the Permanent Collection and Special
Community Projects. This year we have hosted a variety of in-house exhibitions of the
permanent collection, social media exhibitions, educational exhibitions and local artists.
Recent Acquisitions
Selections from the Permanent Collection
January 6 to February 15, 2014
The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre art collection has grown considerably thanks to the
generosity of many donors. Approximately every year the art centre organizes an exhibition to
highlight recent acquisitions and to recognize the donors and supporters who are helping to
develop and expand its permanent collection.
Featuring a selection of works of art given to the art centre in 2012, this exhibition presents
these important new acquisitions to the public for the first time. Among the highlights are
works by Clark McDougall and William St. Thomas Smith.
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Elements and Principles
February 22 to April 26, 2014
Gallery Three
The elements and principles of design are the building blocks used to create a work of
art. The elements of design can be thought of as the things that make up a painting,
drawing, design etc. Good or bad - all paintings will contain most of if not all, the seven
elements of design.
The Principles of design can be thought of as what we do to the elements of design. How
we apply the Principles of design determines how successful we are in creating a
work of art.
Heather Keating
Journeys,
May 2 to June 7, 2014
Gallery Three
Images of the land are extremely flexible; they can reveal nature to be vast or intimate,
universal or personal, timeless or ever-changing. This exhibition of three local artists
explores the various ways that contemporary artists use representations of the land and
nature to speak to a wide variety of issues: social, spiritual, environmental , regional or
purely aesthetical.
SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
Only Selfies Allowed
June 14 to November 14, 2014
The Art Centre invited the community to join in and celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the
Art Centre with an interactive, social media, art project which offered visitors the
opportunity to draw a self-portrait, snap a picture, use the hashtag, #stepacselfie and
share with us on social media.
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Educational Programs
The Educational Department at St. Thomas-Elgin
Public Art Centre offers guided Exhibit Tours and
curriculum based Studio Projects that allow students to explore and engage with the works on
display. The Art Centre is proud to work with Educators and students in the Thames Valley District
School Board.
Why Promote Art Education?
Art education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the
work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others,
and critical thinking skills, skills vital to the success of our
future leaders --- our children.
A well-developed program of making and studying art
serves many functions. They help students better articulate their perceptions and shape coherent responses to
their experiences. When children learn to appreciate form
and colour...when they learn the importance of fashioning
their own images of the world around them, they achieve
greater discipline and self confidence.
Too often, the value of participation in the arts is underestimated. The arts enrich our lives and enrich our learning. And
the arts are a valuable learning tool that reinforces the other disciplines, like reading, writing, social studies, even science and
math.
Participation of Students: 2508 (November 2013 to
October 2014 stats)
Peer to peer teaching
FUN MOBILE
Ontario Early Years Centre
Elgin-Middlesex-London
St. Thomas Public Library
Community Living Elgin
Once again this year, the Art Centre participated in the Family
Fun Mobile. A mobile entertainment centre sent to areas in
St. Thomas that are deemed at risk. The van was equipped
with activities from the art centre, the library and resource information for families.
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CO-OP Education:
The St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre is pleased to
support co-op education. Cooperative education is taking on new importance in helping young people to make
the school-to-work transition, service learning, and experiential learning initiatives. Cooperative education is also
the use of active participation methods in which students
learn how to work together to solve problems, this is normally founded on the principles of children's rights,
equality, equity and participation in decision-making. Its
methods include game playing, expressing opinions, democratic participation, sharing, ensuring students all have an
equal opportunity to take part, and conflict resolution.
This year the Art Centre welcomed two students to the Art
Centre. We wish Shelby Hayward and Emmi Coburn the
best of luck in their future. Both Shelby and Emmi will
continue in their artistic journey. Shelby is attending the
University of Western Ontario, Fine Arts Program and Emmi at Fanshawe College , Fine Arts Foundations.
Summer Art Instructor
Through a grant from the Canada Summer Jobs program,
we were able to hire a Summer Student, Brianna Tosswel.
Brianna is a student at OCAD and a past recipient of the
Clark McDougall scholarship.
Special Programming for Families, Children and Adults
ARTIST 2 ARTIST
Sunday January 26, 2014
Laura Woermke and Josepha van den Anker
FREE EVENT
Poetry Night at the Art Centre
Thursday February 6, 2014
FREE EVENT
In partnership with Algoma University and the Art Centre. This night
featured readings from four distinctive voices, including two past winners of the Griffin Poetry Prize, Karen Solie and Ken Babstock and
the current Writer-in-residence.
Attendance: 37
Family Day Open House
Monday, February 17, 2014
FREE Event for Families
Attendance: 82
Railway City Arts Crawl
February 28 and March 1, 2014
FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Attendance: 53
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Poetry Readings & Open Mic
Thursday April 17, 2014
FREE EVENT
Attendance: 27
Canada Day @ Pinafore Park
July 1, 2014
FREE Children’s Activities
Attendance: 55
Nostalgia Nights
July 12, 2014
FREE Children’s Activities
WEST END ARTS MINGLE
Saturday September 27, 2014
FREE Children Activities 12-3pm
Drink and Draw 4-7pm
The Sheridan Bank 8pm
This year’s event featured free art activities for kids, based on living art. An opportunity for artists to gather, create and
share ideas as well as a performance by
the Sheridan Band, who shot a video
that day at the Art Centre.
The arts mingle was also part of Artastic
Elgin , an event that celebrated Culture
Days!
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Classes and Workshops for Children
PA Day Workshops
January 17, 2014 9-3:30
Grades JK-4
March 7, 2014 9-3:30
Grades JK-4
Let’s Create Feb 1 to 22, 2014
Grades JK & SK
Instructor: Katelyn Tippin
Elementary Expressions Feb 1 to March 8,
2014
Grades: 1-4
Instructor: Katelyn Tippin
Drawing Feb 1-22, 2014
Grades 5-8
Instructor: Morgan Shropshall
March Break Workshops
March 10 to 14, 2014
Grades 2-6
Let’s Create April 26 to May 17, 2014
Grades JK & SK
Instructor: Katelyn Tippin
Elementary Expressions April 26 to may 31,
2014
Grades: 1-4
Instructor: Katelyn Tippin
Painting / Mixed Media April 26 to May
17, 2014
Grades 5-8
Instructor: Morgan Shropshall
Imaginary Animals July 16, 2014
Creating Using Colour July 17, 2014
Inspired by Technology July 18, 2014
Inspired by Shakespeare July 21-25, 2014
Art & Advertising July 28, 2014
Patterns & Illustration July 29, 2014
Good Enough to Eat July 30, 2014
When I grow Up July 31, 2014
Boxes & Blocks August 1, 2014
Art & the Natural World August 5 & 6, 2014
Portraiture August 11 to 15, 2014
Modern Art & Abstraction August 18 to 22, 2014
Let’s Create October 11 to November 1, 2014
Grades JK & SK
Instructor: Katelyn Tippin
Elementary Expressions October 11 to November 15, 2014
Grades: 1-4
Instructor: Katelyn Tippin
Painting / Drawing October 11 to November
1, 2014
Grades 5-8
Instructor: Morgan Shropshall
PA Day Workshops
September 26, 2014
Grades JK-4
November 21, 2014
Grades JK to 4
PA Day Workshop
June 9, 2014
Grades: JK - 4
Summer Workshops
Hands & Expressionism July 2 to 4, 2014
Art & Invention July 7 to 11, 2014
Native American Art July 14, 2014
Textile Art July 15, 2014
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Birthday Parties at the Art Centre
The Art Centre offers Kid’s parties customized
to suit the birthday girl or boy.
Classes and Workshops for Adults
Acrylic February to March 12, 2014
Instructor Heather Keating
EAT, DRINK, CREATE February 7, 2014
Multiple art/craft projects and some refreshments too!
Instructors: Laura Woermke, Sherri Howard,
Katelyn Tippin, Krista Miller and Mira Rogosin.
Spring Watercolour Class May 1 to June 5,
2014
Instructor heather Keating
EAT, DRINK, CREATE April 25, 2014
Multiple art/craft projects and some refreshments too!
Instructors: Laura Woermke, Sherri Howard,
Katelyn Tippin & Mary Louise White.
Watercolour October 2 to November 20,
2014
Instructor Heather Keating
EAT, DRINK, CREATE November 21, 2014
Multiple art/craft projects and some refreshments too!
Instructors: Laura Woermke, Sherri Howard,
Katelyn Tippin & Shelby
Hayward, Emmi Coburn.
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Partnership
Alzheimer Society St. Thomas-Elgin
This fall the Art Centre and the Alzheimer Society are partnering to bring a new community
art intuitive to St. Thomas and Elgin County
entitled CREATING CONNECTIONS. This
intergenerational art program will provide an
opportunity for art workshops that brings individual living with Alzheimer’s together with a
registered Art Therapist (Krista Schniders—
West Lorne), staff, trained volunteers, and art
students from Parkside Collegiate. It will emphasize the positive impact of art therapies in
people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way the disease is
viewed by society.
This lino-print, is a collaboration between artist
Laura Woermke and 6 year old artist Wilma Pineau.
The piece is about memories, memories so happy
they bring tears of joy (hearts). All of the proceeds
from the sale of this print will be donated to the Art
Centre in order to bring programs like CREATING
CONNECTIONS to our community. Available in the
gift shop.
Family and Children’s Services St. Thomas-Elgin
During the evening of Wednesday, September 24, 2014 the Art
Centre held a workshop in partnership with Family and Children’s Services. Several young people involved with F&CS’s
Youth in Transitions program met in the studio with young people involved with the Art Centre to create abstract paintings that
will be displayed in the youth room when family and Children
Services move to their new location on Edward Street.
Elgin Community Living Workshops
The art Centre has begun a program of art workshops being offered to individuals taking part in adult day programs through Elgin Community Living. These workshops take place every other
week in our studio and cover a wide range of art and craft topics.
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Clark McDougall Scholarship Program
for Students:
Clark McDougall (1921-1980) was a well known St.
Thomas artist who painted throughout Elgin County. He remains one of the most significant contemporary artist in this region. His work is part of many
public and private collections across Canada.
In order to commemorate the life and artistic
achievements of Clark McDougall and to encourage
and support future generations of artists, a scholarship fund has been established in Clark McDougall's
name by his family. Each year two $1000 awards
are presented to two graduating secondary school
students from St. Thomas and Elgin County,
who are pursuing visual or graphic arts at a post
secondary level.
This year, scholarships were awarded to Emmi
Coburn a graduate of Parkside Collegiate Institute and Marcedes Wilson a graduate of Central
Elgin Collegiate Institute. Congratulations to
both Emmi and Marcedes!
Thanks you to Peter Lemon for his ongoing support and involvement with the Clark McDougall
Scholarship.
Gift Shop
Support artists in St. Thomas and Elgin County.
The Gift Shop at the art centre provide our local
artists an opportunity to display and sell their one
of a kind, hand made works of art. Artist included
in the gift shop:
Aganetha Sawasky
Ethel Mitrovic
Judy Ross
Crystal McMaster
June Anne Reid
Sandra England
David Dale
David Morris
Gail McNaughton
Susan Tanton
Jan Row
Diane Dobson
Sine Maule
Rowena Sprusrud
Timothy Sullivan
Emmi Coburn
Pat Curtis
Laura Woermke
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REDTAIL COCKTAIL PARTY & SILENT
AUCTION
Saturday May 31, 2014
Very special thank you to our sponsors:
Doug Tarry Homes
Masco Canada
Locke Insurance
GCW Custom Kitchens
Aylmer Express
Patricia Johnson
MYfm 94.1
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ANNUAL FALL ART AUCTION
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2014
Very special thank you to our sponsors:
Railway City Tourism
Dr. Paul Collins
Patricia Johnson
MYfm 94.1
Graham Scott Enns
Ferguson Dimeo Lawyers
Locke Insurance
Minerva Art Gallery
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THANK YOU
Inspire a Student
Dr. Malcolm Wood and Mrs. Monique Wood
Kinsmen Club of St. Thomas
Centennial Sports Club
Lions Club of Port Stanley
Port Stanley Artists’ Guild
Elgin Contracting and Restoration
Dan and Wendy Tippin
Josepha van den Anker
Christine Barrie-Miller
Margaret and Roman Kuchmak
Carolyne McLeod
Capital Donors
Dorothy and Lyle Cameron
Suzanne Baehr
Pat White
Margaret and Roderick Ferguson
Jim Johnson
Sharon Little
Robert McCaig
Annual Giving
Agnes Berko
John D. Shaw and Catherine Elliot Shaw
Bob and Pat Curtis
Margaret and Roderick Ferguson
Brenda Fuhrman and Jim Barber
Ray Galloway
Dr. John Hofhuis
Marietta Roberts
Shirley Shore
Dan and Wendy Tippin
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THANK YOU
2014 Membership
Richard and Susan Andrews
Eric Atkinson
Phillip and Janet Ballantyne
Clifford Barwick
Agnes Bennett
Agnes Berko
Ken and Diane Bocking
David and Margaret Brewster
Ann-Marie Cheung
Jerry and May Jane Collins
Jenny Couse
Catherine Craig
Sandy DeLuca
Diane Dobson
Carol and Wally Ewaskiw
Don Ferguson
Mary Jane Ferriman
Ray Galloway Lisa Gerrard
Robin Grindley
Mary Gullis
Henry T. Hiemstra
Joseph Hubbard
Tom Hughes
Chantal Hutchingame
Dagny Ingolfsrud
Nancy Johnson
Betty Jones Lenore jones
Katrina Farrow Jones
Heather Keating
Evelyn Knight
Diane Lademer
Patrick Landsley
Donald and Gillian Lawrence
Mike and Dana Lindsay
Ellen Luft
Annette Marting
Brian Masschaele
Chatherine McCoy
Pat Hartwell McLean
Dave Mennill
Christine Barie-Miller
Minerva Art Gallery
Posemary nagel
Patric harding
Paur and Mara Nicli
Marion Orchard
Carol Parafenko
Steven McLarty-Payon
Christopher Pereira
Linda Maskell-Pereira
Megan Pickersgill
Aidan Norton
Paul Jenkins
Sandra Poczobut
Jan Row
Shirley Shore
John and Lois Smith’
Sue Fortin-Smith
Tony Stacpoole
Suzanne Steed
Susan Shurish
Wendy Tippin
Josepha van den Anker
Meaghan Vreman
Pate White
Harry Wilkinson
Fanny Yeager
Jack and Bev Yurek
Contributing
Fred and Ardythe Anderson
Suzanne Baehr
Petty Burrrell Beaudry
Brian and Mary-Ellen Bolt
Paul and Sue-Anne Collins
Darrel and Joan Dennis
George and Lynn Disbrowe
Don and Judy Durkee
Robert Farley
Elgin Community Futures Development
Corporation
Jim Barber
Brenda Fuhrman
Connie Greger
Bob Hammersley
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Bob and Mary Anne Heath
Sine B. Herald
Kin and Alan Hughson
Joel Keeleyside
Roman and Margaret Kuchmak
Jon and Sally Martyn
William and Jean McKay
David Morris
Elaine McGregor-Morris
Candy McManiman
Marietta Roberts
Helen Roberts
Rowena Spersrud
Flora and Ian Tripp
Supporting
Carl and Deb Bagshaw
Kathy Collier
Colin and Joyce Ferguson
Jack and Louise Ferriman
John and Karen Hueston
Patricia Johnson
Wayne and Maxine Kentner
Nonie Ketchum
Elizabeth Kitts
Sharron Little
Carolyn and Gary McLeod
John D. Shaw
Catherine Elliot Shaw
Malcom and Monique Wood
Sustaining
Elgin Contracting and Restoration
Fran Tarry and Howard Trusdale
Mary Louise White
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St. Thomas-Elgin
Health Recruitment
Partnership
November, 2014
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History
 Partnership formed 5 years ago
 Mandate to help recruit and retain health
professionals
 Special emphasis placed on recruiting
Family Physicians
 Partnership comprised of representatives
from
 City
 County
 Hospital
Meet on a Monthly basis
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Partnership Committee
 Chairperson- Cameron McWilliam
 Alderman City Council- Lori Baldwin Sands
 Hospital Chief of Staff- Dr. Nancy Whitmore
 Elgin Medical Association- Dr. Kellie Scott
 Health Recruiter- Cheryl Fish
 CAO City of St Thomas - Wendell Graves
 CAO Elgin County - Mark McDonald
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Committee Philosophy
 Building relationships
 Keeping a balance between recruitment &
retention
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Current Activities
 January: Annual Luncheon for City / Elgin County
Medical Students & Residents
 February: Spend a Day in St. Thomas / Elgin Tour
 June: Discovery Week – Schulich Medicine :
Western University
 June / July: Medical Learning in a Community
Setting : Western University
 September: Round Table Discussion symposium
 October: Medical Student Scholarship Applications
 October / November: Recruitment Career Fairs and
Expos
 November: Medical Resident’s Retreat : Schulich
Medicine : Western University
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Current Activities (Ongoing)
 Locum Placements and Opportunities
 Job Postings : Health Force Ontario
and CASPR
 Job Opportunity Links
 Liaison with Community Health
Stakeholders
 Survey and Dialogue with Existing
Physicians
 Incentive Funding to Attract Physicians
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RESULTS
 Researched and assembled an Inventory
of available practice space & opportunities
 Compiled Data basis for
 New Grads
 Locums
 Recruiters
 Family Physicians
 Strengthened partnership with UWO
through program participation
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RESULTS
 Initiated locum coverage opportunities for
new Grads
 Promoted practice opportunities in Elgin
County through Tours, Fairs and Expos
 Revised the Medical student Scholarship
Program
 Awarded 2-3 scholarship’s annually
 Hosted & sponsored events
 Joined the Canadian Association Staff
Physician Recruiters (CASPR)
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Results
 Conducted presentations and interviews
 Performed surveys
 Organized and hosted round table
discussion with stakeholders
 Enhanced our partnership with Hospital
 Broadened public & private partnership
 Attracted new physicians through
Incentive funding program
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Attraction of Physicians
 Dr. Kellie Scott – 3 physician
positions
 St. Thomas – Elgin General Hospital
– Obstetrician
 East Elgin Family Health Team – 2
physician positions (2010)
 Francis Osih – Sunset Medical Centre
– 2 physician positions
 Municipality of Dutton Dunwich – 1
physician position
 East Elgin Family Health Team – 2
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physician positions (2013
)
Questions ??????
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Land Division
Chairman’s Report to County Council – November 2014
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History of Land Division in Elgin County
— In 1971, Elgin County Council, by by-law, in accordance with the
Planning Act, appointed a five member Land Division Committee to
decide County planning matters.
— Planning decisions for Yarmouth, Southwold, Port Stanley and
Belmont were delegated to the County in 1974
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History of Land Division Continued
— Presently there are five members on the Land Division
Committee. These members were appointed by County
Council for the term of January 1, 2011 to December
31, 2014
— The Committee has been a County function for over 40
years. Committee members are appointed by Council
but the relationship is unique as members are at arms
length from the political process.
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Mandate
— The Land Division Committee determines the viability of
Applications for Consent and makes decisions that reflect sound
planning principles based on judgement of the information
provided.
— Consent may be given if satisfied that a plan of subdivision of land
is not necessary for the proper and orderly development of the
municipality.
— In making a decision on an application, the approval authority shall
have regard to the requirements of the Planning Act, the policies of
the Official Plan (County and Municipal), the Provincial Policy
Statement, agency comments and input from the public.
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Secretary-Treasurer’s Role
— Responsible for the daily operations of Land Division
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activities.
Fields initial public enquiries.
Prepares for and attends Land Division meetings.
Records meetings and Decisions of Committee in
accordance with statutory requirements.
Acts in an advisory capacity regarding policy and
procedure.
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Committee Members
Stan Lidster – Chairman of Land Division Committee
— Served on Southwold Council from December 1997 – November
2010 inclusive, for a total of 13 years. Three years as Councillor
and 10 years as Deputy Mayor.
— Member of Planning Board for nine years.
— Four years of experience on Land Division Committee
Stan is responsible for the following areas:
— Township of Southwold east of County Rd. 20 (Union Rd.) including
Port Stanley.
— Municipality of Central Elgin west of County Rd. 74 (Belmont Rd.)
excluding Belmont to Talbot Line (Hwy #3) west along the north
side of Talbot Line to County Rd. 36 (Quaker Rd.), west side of
County Rd. 36 to Lake Erie.
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Committee Members Continued
Graham Warwick –Vice Chairman of Land Division Committee
— Graham has 22 years of municipal experience.
— Nine years as a Councillor of Aldborough Township, six years as Deputy
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Mayor, and seven years as Mayor of West Elgin.
Served as Elgin County Warden in 2009
President of the Elgin Federation of Agriculture and serving as a
provincial director.
Also served as chair of the committee that updated Elgin County’s Tree
By-Law
Four years of experience on Land Division Committee, one year as
chairman.
Graham is responsible for the following areas:
— Municipality of West Elgin
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— Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich west
of Coyne Rd.
Committee Members Continued
Kathleen Schaper
— Elected to Aylmer Town Council in the 80s as a Councillor for the first
term and as Deputy Reeve for the second term.
— While a member of Aylmer Council she served as Chair of Planning.
— Was elected to Malahide Township Council at the time of
amalgamations in 2000 where she also served as Chair of Planning.
— She has served at the Land Division Committee in 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
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Committee Members Continued
Kathleen is responsible for:
— Municipality of Central Elgin east side of County Rd. 74 (Belmont Rd.)
including Belmont to Talbot Line (Highway #3), west along the south
side of Talbot Line (Highway #3) to County Rd. 36 (Quaker Rd.), east
side of County Rd. 36 (Quaker Rd.) to Lake Erie.
— Township of Malahide west side of County Rd. 73 (Imperial Rd.) to
County Rd. 52 (Ron McNeil Line), south side of County Rd. 52 (Ron
McNeil Line) and west of County Rd. 40 (Springfield Road) to Lake Erie,
excluding Springfield.
— Town of Aylmer
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Committee Members Continued
Brent Stewart
— Family are long-time residents of Bayham
— Father was a member of Bayham Council for 22 years, Elgin County
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Council for 18 years and a member of the Elgin Land Division
Committee from 1988-1997.
Currently a member of the Straffordville Cemetery Board and
Bayham’s Agricultural Advisory Committee during the Official Plan
Review.
Served as Chairman of the Elgin Land Division Committee for two
terms.
Raised on a farm and actively employed in agriculture for 34 years.
Works for Univar Canada – Eastern Canada Business Manager,
involved in numerous work related boards and committees.
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Committee Members Continued
Brent is responsible for the following areas:
— Township of Malahide east side of County Rd. 73 (Imperial Rd.) to
County Rd. 52 (Ron McNeil Line), north side of County Rd 52 and
east of County Rd. 40 (Springfield Rd.) to Lake Erie, including
Springfield.
— Municipality of Bayham
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Committee Members Continued
Bonnie Vowel
— Served on municipal council for 19 years
— Two terms as Councillor, Two terms as Deputy Mayor and two terms as
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Mayor.
Served as Elgin County Warden in 2010
Served on numerous boards and committees for Dutton-Dunwich and
Elgin County – Bobier Villa Home (Recreation & Culture); Tri-County
Water Board (Pay Equity); St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital; Economic
Development; Police Services and Public Health
4 years experience on Land Division
Has worked in the Insurance industry for 45 years
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Committee Members Continued
Bonnie is responsible for the following areas:
— Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich east of Coyne Rd.
— Township of Southwold west of County Rd. 20 (Union Rd.) and west of
Port Stanley.
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Training
— The Ontario Association of Committee of Adjustment and Consent
Authorities (OACA) offers seminars, conferences and workshops
annually.
— The Association offers a four-day Spring Conference and a one-day
Fall Seminar. These seminars offer a full schedule of workshops
which are intended to keep members up-to-date on the
requirements of their job and on changing legislation.
— The OACA also offers in-house “Back to Basics” workshops which
include a “how to” resource for committee members and staff.
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Land Severances
November 1, 2013 – October 31, 2014
Number of Hearings
Full Days – 5
Half Days62– 4
REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Jeff Lawrence, Tree Commissioner/Weed Inspector
DATE:
November 5, 2014
SUBJECT: Year End Report for 2014
INTRODUCTION:
The following is a summary of activity related to the Elgin Woodlands Conservation ByLaw for the period of November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014 and weed inspection
activity for the 2014 season.
DISCUSSION:
Logging Activity/Applications to Harvest:
A total of 156 applications to harvest were submitted from November 1, 2013 to October
31, 2014. This number is up from 144 in 2013. Applications were filed by municipality as
follows: West Elgin 43 (29), Dutton/Dunwich 38 (36), Southwold 28 (19), Central Elgin 7
(15), Malahide 24 (25), and Bayham 15 (20). The total volume harvested remained
consistent with the past two years at roughly three and a half million board feet. The total
forested area involved in these harvests was approximately 3100 acres. (2013 totals are
in brackets).
The following graph demonstrates the number of harvest applications received in each
municipality each year since the Woodlands Conservation By-law was adopted in 2005.
Harvest Applications
Harvest Applications by Municipality 2006-2014
200
150
100
50
0
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Year
West Elgin
Dutton/Dunwich
Southwold
Malahide
Bayham
County Total
63
Central Elgin
2014
Applications for Woodland Clearings:
There were four applications received to clear woodlands within the county in 2014, for a
total area to be cleared of 2.417 hectares (~6 acres). These applications were approved
conditional upon conformity with Elgin County’s “No Net Loss” policy.
Violations:
There were a number of circumstances where trees were cleared by landowners without
first receiving the required permit or authorization. All of these situations were considered
minor and were resolved. Two files from 2013 that proceeded into the court system were
resolved in 2014 and resulted in guilty charges, fines and reforestation orders.
Weed Complaints and Orders:
A total of 28 weed related complaints were received over the summer of 2014. This
number is up from 15 in 2013. All but one of these complaints were resolved by the
landowners. One weed order was issued for the destruction of Giant Hogweed.
Consistent with the past few years, media attention resulted in the majority of weed
complaints being concerns of potential Giant Hogweed. Several new Giant Hogweed
locations were identified throughout the County is 2014. The following map outlines
Giant Hogweed locations identified in Elgin County since 2011.
Meetings and Workshops:
The Tree By-law Enforcement Officers annual two day workshop will be hosted by
Northumberland County at the Ganaraska Forest Centre this year. Agenda topics include
“Harvesting during Breeding Season”, and “Forest Stewardship Council Certification”.
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The Woodlands Conservation By-law was promoted at the Elgin-Middlesex Woodlot
Owners Association annual meeting and the Western Fair Farm Show. The “Measuring
Up” presentation was given at the Carolinian Forest Festival.
Promotional Campaign:
Advertising efforts initiated in 2013 and continued throughout 2014 appear to have
improved public awareness of the Elgin County Woodlands Conservation By-law. In an
effort to maintain this awareness, new mini-posters advertising the By-law will be created
and distributed at various locations through-out the county in the winter of 2014/2015.
The tri-fold brochure produced in spring 2013 will continue to be distributed through the
libraries and partner municipality offices, the Conservation Authorities and farm supply
stores.
CONCLUSION/RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the report title “Year End Report for 2014” dated November 5, 2014 be received
and filed.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Jeff Lawrence
Tree Commissioner/Weed Inspector
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
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Harvest Applications by Municipality 2006-2014
180
160
140
Harvest Applications
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Year
West Elgin
Dutton/Dunwich
Southwold
Central Elgin
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Malahide
Bayham
County Total
Harvest Applications by Municipality 2006 - 2014
50
45
40
Number of Applications
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
Year
West Elgin
Dutton/Dunwich
Southwold
67
Central Elgin
Malahide
Bayham
Good Forestry and Ash Salvage Applications by Municipality
180
160
140
Number of Applications
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
West Elgin
Dutton/Dunwich
Southwold
Central Elgin
Malahide
Municipality
Good Forestry
Ash Salvage Operations
68
Total Harvest Applications
Bayham
County
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Jeff Lawrence, Tree Commissioner/Weed Inspector
DATE:
October 15, 2014
SUBJECT:
Clearing Exemption Application for Lot 19, Concession 11
30967 Fingal Line, Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich
INTRODUCTION:
The Tree Commissioner received a Council Exemption for Woodlands Clearing Application
from Joanne Brown requesting permission to clear 2.49 hectares of woodland for the purpose
of providing more efficient farming practices on Lot 19, Concession 11 in the Municipality of
Dutton/Dunwich.
DISCUSSION:
Woodland assessment and species inventories identified a degraded upland woodland
with approximately 87 percent ash trees, all dead or in decline. Understorey consists
primarily of dense multi-flora rose. The attached photo of the woodland demonstrates the
state of decline of the trees in the upper canopy within the woodland.
The landowner has identified the area on the following map as the area that they would
be willing to reforest in order to meet Elgin County’s “No Net Loss” Policy.
As per the protocol in the Woodlands Conservation Bylaw, letters were sent to all adjacent
landowners and the property was posted 21 business days in advance of the application
being considered by council. There were no comments or objections from neighbouring
landowners or from the general public during the posting and notification process.
CONCLUSION:
This application is consistent with Elgin County’s “No Net Loss Policy”. Reforesting the
area proposed by the landowner will ultimately:
1) Provide a net increase in forested area;
2) Increase riparian vegetation along a watercourse;
3) Potentially increase species diversity within the wooded area;
4) Retire marginal farmland.
RECOMMENDATION:
To approve the Council Exemption for Woodlands Clearing application conditional on the
applicant replanting 4355 trees in order to meet the requirements of the “No Net Loss”
policy.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Jeff Lawrence
Tree Commissioner/Weed Inspector
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
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Brown Exemption Application Proposed Area to be
Cleared and Proposed Replant Area
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is for reference only. Data layers that appear on this map may or may not be
accurate, current, or otherwise reliable.
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Brown Woodland Clearing Proposal - 30967 Fingal Line
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is for reference only. Data layers that appear on this map may or may not be
accurate, current, or otherwise reliable.
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Brown Exemption Application Proposed Replant Area 30294 Fingal Line
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351.95
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is for reference only. Data layers that appear on this map may or may not be
accurate, current, or otherwise reliable.
THIS MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION
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REPORTS OF COUNCIL AND STAFF
November 25, 2014
Reports of Council – (ATTACHED)
Councillor Jim Jenkins – Elgin County Museum 2014 Annual Report
Staff Reports – (ATTACHED)
Library Coordinator – Library Consortium Membership Options
Manager of Programs and Community Development – West Elgin “Books To Go” Proposal
Manager of Planning – Final Approval for a Plan of Condominium, Robin Ridge Estates Ltd.
Manager of Planning – Approval for Official Plan Amendment No. 12, Municipality of
Bayham – Revised
Deputy Director of Engineering Services – Southwestern Ontario Orthophotography
Project 2015 (SWOOP)
Director of Engineering Services – Motor Vehicle Collision Review on County of Elgin Roads
- 2013
Director of Homes and Seniors Services – Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to Bachelor of
Science in Nursing (BScN) – Nippissing Blended
Program
Director of Homes and Seniors Services – Homes – Ministry of Health and Long Term Care –
Compliance Order and Written Notification
Requirements for Terrance Lodge and Bobier Villa
Director of Financial Services – Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Councillor Jim Jenkins
Mike Baker, Elgin County Museum Curator
DATE:
November 25, 2014
SUBJECT:
Elgin County Museum 2014 Annual Report
INTRODUCTION:
Below is the 2014 annual report of the Elgin County Museum submitted on behalf
of County Council’s 2014 representative on the Elgin County Museum Advisory
Committee, Councillor Jim Jenkins.
DISCUSSION:
The committee met five times between January and December, 2014 in fulfilment
of the terms of Elgin County By-law No. 05-44. The following are issues and
reports brought forward to the committee during this period:
Staffing
A student joined the staff during the summer months under a Young Canada
Works grant. She was primarily responsible for re-cataloguing the textile
collection. Approximately 500 pieces were renumbered, permanently tagged and
entered into the database. The processed pieces were then reboxed for storage.
Museum Partners
The museum provided assistance to the Museum Partners during the year:
The Sparta District Historical Society – loaned costume mounts for the Church
Cultural Centre summer exhibit.
The museum once again coordinated a booth for the Museum Partners at the St.
Thomas Home Show. Several museums provided volunteers and displays.
1812 Plaque Project
This trail of 9 permanently installed metal interpretive plaques illustrates the key
events and personalities related to the war in Elgin County. The trail was
completed in 2014 and was produced in association with the Museum Partners
and other members of the Elgin County 1812 committee. A number of community
partners were also instrumental in providing locations for the plaques including:
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Municipality of Bayham
Christ Church Anglican, Port Stanley
St. Stephens Anglican Church, Burwell’s Corners
Backus-Page Historic House Museum
City of St. Thomas
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
McColl Cemetery Board
Municipality of West Elgin
Elgin County Engineering Services
Brock’s Creek 1812 plaque at McColl Cemetery
Three Year Strategic Plan
The Museum Partners were key participants in the planning sessions that
resulted in the museum’s new three-year strategic plan. The partners and other
invited volunteers and supporters each attended one of two facilitated sessions
that generated ideas and opportunities in the areas of museum operations and
programing. The resulting three year plan was also submitted to the Province as
a requirement for the annual operating grant from the Ministry of Tourism,
Culture and Sport.
Exhibitions
The Museum produced and hosted the following exhibitions during 2014:
Treasures from the Vault
January 6 to August 30
Highlights from the permanent collection including the 1898 Port Stanley life
saving metal, the blue dress worn by Susan Paul to the Prince of Wales ball in
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1860, an 1885 high wheel bicycle, trophies and ribbons from sportsmen Robert
Emslie and Billy Devine and Col. Talbot’s chair. Parts of the museum’s extensive
collection of the tools of everyday life, from the kitchen to the farm, were also on
view.
Tufts University Jumbo Preview
June 1 - July 5
A pre-view of loans both public and private that were to be exhibited in the 125th
anniversary show at Tufts University, Boston, home to Jumbo’s mounted remains
for over 85 years. Among them were a number of pieces from the Steve Peters
collection, including a recently acquired slice of Jumbo’s tusk, and a decorative
sterling silver bowl presented to the Director of the London Zoo, by P.T. Barnum
in 1882. The museum contributed its collection of objects retrieved from Jumbo’s
stomach during the preparation of the body by the taxidermist.
Museum Partners and volunteers attend a strategic planning session
Consolidated Courthouse
March 18 – August 30
In tandem with the exhibit installed at the new consolidated courthouse, a
selection of artifacts, some excavated at the site prior to construction and some
found in the building during the restoration, were exhibited at the museum.
1814: War in the West
September 8 – December 24
This show was based on a travelling exhibition produced by the Western Corridor
War of 1812 Alliance, a group of museums and communities covering an area
from Elgin County east to Burlington. The display was enhanced by the loan of
period materials and armaments from the Brantford Military Museum, including a
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number of pieces excavated at the site of the Battle of Malcolm’s Mills, the last
battle to take place in Upper Canada (November 6, 1812).
The Scottish Kist
A travelling exhibition originally mounted by the National Museum of Scotland
and entrusted to the Elgin County Museum in 2012. The show was refitted in
2014 and has received several bookings. During the summer it was presented at
the Port Colborne Museum, to be followed by a stop at Ruthven National Historic
site on the Grand River and then in North Bay in 2015.
Elgin Manor and other off-site venues
Two exhibitions - one on toys followed by one on costume accessories - were
presented at Elgin Manor.
Federation of Agriculture Room
The room was rearranged to accommodate a large work by Harry Wilkinson – a
portrait of Duncan McTavish – and a large display case of hand tools.
Consolidated Courthouse
The museum was engaged to install an exhibition at the new consolidated court
house consisting of artifacts from both the court services and the museum’s
collection.
Shedden Remembrance Day Service – the Sifton Victoria Cross was exhibited
for one day at Shedden.
Toy Display at Elgin Manor
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Programs
The Fourth Annual Vimy Lecture, held April 6, 2013, was delivered by Prof.
Jonathan Vance and attended by over 100 people. It received extensive
coverage in the Free Press and Times-Journal. Prof. Vance gave the lecture
twice due to the overwhelming turnout.
Prof. Jonathan Vance delivers the 2014 Vimy Lecture
Educational Outreach
The curator presented a talk on the Elgin County Consolidated Courthouse as
part of the Terrific Tales of London series at the Central Library in London. He
also presented a talk on the Barn Quilt Trails to the Essex County Quilters in
Kingsville, and a talk on the historic houses of Southwold at the Shedden branch
for Library Week.
The Museum Assistant made 10 visits mainly to long-term care facilities with
artifacts related to various themes and occasions.
The museums participated in the Doors Open programs organized by Port
Stanley-Sparta and St. Thomas. The Port Stanley Terminal Rail brought visitors
right to the door during the St. Thomas Doors Open resulting in an attendance of
nearly 300.
Visitor Statistics and Donations
Overall museum exhibit and program attendance totalled 1529 (to Oct. 31/14) up
from 1266 in 2013. Walk-in traffic improved again to 935 from 852 in 2013.
Audiences at education outreach programs and public speaking engagements
totalled 340. Another 69 people attended meetings in the boardroom/library.
Donations included a $1000.00 gift from the Williams Family Foundation.
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Permanent Collection
The museum received a total of 67 gifts of various sizes, including a number of
furnishings from the court house and a painting of Port Stanley harbour from
1915. A large horse power made in Fingal was de-accessioned to the museum
from Fanshawe Pioneer Village and is undergoing restoration work off-site.
Duncan McTavish installed in the Federation of Agriculture Room
Proposed New Museum Facility
The museum played an active role in working with the Ventin Group to develop a
design concept for a new facility involving an analysis of exterior and interior
features, proposed space allocations and programming levels.
Outlook for 2015
Two travelling exhibits - The Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied - from the Parry
Sound Museum and On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly from the Canada
Aviation and Space Museum will bookend next season. The museum will mount
its own costume show during the summer. Both travelling exhibits offer
opportunities to connect to local groups and exhibit material from the permanent
collection.
CONCLUSION:
This report outlines the activities of the Elgin County Museum Advisory
Committee for the period January 1 to October 31, 2014.
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RECOMMENDATION:
That the report titled “Elgin County Museum 2014 Annual Report” from the Elgin
County Museum Curator dated November 25, 2014 be received and filed.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Councillor Jim Jenkins
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
Mike Baker, Curator
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Sandi Loponen, Library Coordinator
DATE:
November 7, 2014
SUBJECT:
Library Consortium Membership Options
INTRODUCTION:
The Elgin County Library is currently a member of the Ontario Library Consortium
(OLC). Under the terms of this membership, the library subscribes to the services of
SirsiDynix to provide the database that stores all information about the library’s patrons
and holdings. The contract between the OLC and SirsiDynix expires December 31,
2015, providing OLC members the opportunity to explore the market for alternative
database products.
DISCUSSION:
Council has been informed of the Request for Information process undertaken by the
OLC earlier this year. Library staff have been participating in the process to explore
features of a variety of library systems and, at the same time, have been investigating a
potential regional partnership with London Public Library and St. Thomas Public Library.
Any cost increases that might be associated with a change in membership and
database vendor are expected to be absorbed by the library’s existing budget.
Option One – Renew membership in the Ontario Library Consortium and engage in
joint negotiations with the consortium’s preferred vendor. Participation fees would
continue to be governed by the consortium’s cost sharing formulas.
Option Two – Enter into a regional partnership with London Public Library and St.
Thomas Public Library, adopting London’s subscription to Innovative Interfaces as the
database vendor. This option would require a data migration project and additional staff
training -- the costs of which would be drawn from existing funds and will be outlined in
a future report to Council.
CONCLUSION:
The OLC is meeting on November 27, 2014 to discuss the direction each member
would like to pursue at the end of the existing contract with SirsiDynix. Library staff wish
to update Council on this process and may be bringing forward a recommendation to
pursue a regional partnership with London Public Library in place of our existing
membership with OLC in early 2015.
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RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the report “Library Consortium Membership Options” dated November 7, 2014 be
received and filed.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Sandi Loponen
Library Coordinator
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
Brian Masschaele
Director of Community and Cultural Services
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Sandra Poczobut, Manager of Programs and Community Development
DATE:
November 4, 2014
SUBJECT:
West Elgin “Books To Go” Proposal
INTRODUCTION:
West Elgin Community Health Center (WECHC) Support Services for Seniors is
proposing to partner with Elgin County Library to implement a “Books to Go” program.
The program would enable home delivery of library materials to a potential 130 seniors
with mobility challenges who are currently partaking in the “Friendly Visiting Program”
through WECHC as funded by the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
A proposal in this regard has been put forward by staff at Rodney/West Lorne/Dutton
branches of the library in partnership with the Coordinator of Community Support
Services for Seniors at WECHC. This report seeks County Council’s approval for the
implementation of the “Books to Go” program at West Lorne, Rodney, and Dutton
branches of the Elgin County Library.
DISCUSSION:
Mobility and transportation challenges are major issues for the County’s aging
population and these factors often prevent prospective patrons from visiting library
branches to acquire reading material and resources. These same challenges have
recently been recognized by local health care providers and, as a result, an array of
programs now exist to bring health and wellness services into the home. WECHC has
been particularly successful in this regard by utilizing a large base of volunteers who
regularly do home visits to seniors. The existence of this network provides a great
opportunity for the library to reach out to residents who otherwise may not be able to
visit the library while doing so in a manner that overcomes barriers that previously
existed in terms providing this service directly.
Attached to this report is a draft proposal compiled by library staff in partnership with
WECHC which outlines to Council how such a program could be administered and
promoted. Volunteers are screened by WECHC through vulnerable sector police
checks, are reimbursed for mileage, and hold offsite liability insurance through WECHC.
Volunteers will assist with gathering information and data for seniors interested in
partaking in the program and a library card will be issued. Participants will either order
materials on-line or library staff can assist in choosing material based on the patrons’
interests and needs. The volunteer will then deliver the materials and ensure they are
returned on time as an extension of services they are already providing to the resident.
It is well known that access to books and information plays a key role in promoting
wellness at home which makes this service an excellent fit with WECHC’s larger
objectives in the community. Library staff is enthusiastic about the implementation of
this program and are confident it will not subject staff to duties that are not covered in
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current job descriptions. Staff have long known that there are many “shut-ins” who
would value library service but the library has not had the capacity to directly provide
service to these individuals given costs associated with mileage, staff time and
increased liability. Simply put, it is not feasible for library staff to directly deliver
materials to these “shut-ins”. This proposed partnership with WECHC effectively
resolves these issues for a large region of the County.
The project aims to be fully operational within six months of launch. Staff will keep
Council informed regarding the success and sustainability of this program. Initial
indication from South West LHIN is that the “Friendly Visiting Program” aligns well with
larger strategic goals and can therefore expect stable funding for the foreseeable future.
Council can be assured that staff will certainly pursue similar partnership opportunities
in other regions of the County should they arise.
CONCLUSION:
The implementation of “Books to Go” through Dutton/West Lorne/Rodney library
branches in partnership with WECHC will increase the library’s patron base and
material circulation while providing a much-needed service in a large region of the
County. Furthermore, the program works to grow organizational partnership with
relevant stakeholders and service organizations to increase community impact. As the
role of libraries in communities shifts from passive to active agents of information,
education, and change, the “Books to Go” program has the potential for positive impact
and success, and aligns very well with the library’s strategic direction as a community
partner.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT a “Books to Go” program be implemented in partnership with West Elgin
Community Health Centre in Rodney, West Lorne and Dutton library branches
beginning in January 2015 subject to on-going funding provided through the health
centre, and;
THAT the “Books to Go” program be reviewed annually to ensure that the program is
meeting its objectives under the terms outlined in this report.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Sandra Poczobut
Manager of Library Programming
and Community Development
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
Brian Masschaele
Director of Community and Cultural Services
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West Elgin Books to Go
Proposal
October - 2014
Submitted by
Janet Given
Library Assistant
West Lorne/Rodney Libraries
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West Elgin Books to Go
Proposal
To enhance the existing services of the West Elgin Community Health Centre’s Support Services
for seniors and disabled adults by offering library services to homebound older adults, the
disabled and those who are temporarily incapacitated. The Friendly Visiting Program which is
funded by SW LHIN and provides screened Volunteers would deliver and collect materials on
behalf of the Dutton, West Lorne and Rodney Libraries to clients throughout these communities
and surrounding area in West Elgin upon request by the client.
Role of West Elgin Libraries
To facilitate the requests and ensure all client’s needs are met and Volunteers are provided
with the appropriate materials in a timely manner. Provide statistical data when required to
support the benefits of the pilot project.
Library Benefits
The Elgin County Library System – West End has a valuable volunteer resource through the
WECHC that cannot be ignored and can be utilized to provide much needed services to our
homebound older adults and the disabled. These volunteers would be screened and insured
through WECHC alleviating the concerns of liability with the County of Elgin.
Increasing our exposure in the community and offering a quality partnership with the WECHC is
an accomplishment that will enhance our profile.
An improvement in our circulation will assist with our statistical data to support the importance
of libraries in West Elgin and provide a positive impact to our older adults by removing
obstacles and providing them with quality service.
The client base is established and provides us with over 130 new possible users to the Elgin
County Library system.
This service would be provided at no extra cost to the Elgin County Library system as all mileage
that volunteers collected would be funded through the WECHC.
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Procedure
Shelly Vergeer – Coordinator of Community Support Services for seniors is responsible for
screening volunteers for the Friendly Visiting Program. She will elect key individuals to assist
with the Books to Go initiative. Ideally there will be three volunteers, one for Rodney, West
Lorne and Dutton areas.
A meeting with selected volunteers, Shelley Fleming, Janet Given and Shelly Vergeer will take
place to ensure the volunteers understand the library services available to the clients and to
explain our borrowing procedures, library resources, various print materials, electronic device
support such as e-readers and on line catalogue. It may be beneficial to meet in a library setting
so volunteers can view resources and provide them with samples of library materials to show
clients.
Volunteers will be provided copies of the Books to Go application to distribute and discuss with
their clients and if client is interested will return the completed application to the appropriate
branch for processing and discuss a convenient time for the volunteer to pick up the materials.
I recommend that one staff member at each branch be responsible for the Books To Go
initiative.
Library designate will register the client utilizing the completed application information, provide
client with a library card if they do not already have one and arrange a date and time for the
volunteer to pick up the material requested. A designated weekly book pick up would be
recommended but may have to be reviewed as the initiative develops.
Each library will keep a copy of the completed application in a binder and a special designation
will be issued to each library card/user that the client is participating in the West Elgin Books to
Go program. Sandi Loponen will be able to assist us through settings in Work Flows.
An analysis will be conducted in 3 months and a review of procedures completed and
recommended changes discussed.
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BOOKS TO GO Application
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July 21, 2014
Dear Janet:
The West Elgin Community Health Centre (WECHC) supports and encourages your organization
to undertake the necessary steps to offer Western Elgin County residents the many benefits of
the West Elgin Books to Go Program. We recognize that isolation and health and safety is an
issue for seniors and adults with disabilities within our catchment area.
The WECHC is honored to be an active partner in this project, and can assist in the development
of the program to suit the local seniors and adults with disabilities.
The WECHC has a Friendly Visiting Program which is funded by the SW LHIN. The Friendly
Visiting program is a community support service that provides a screened volunteer on a one to
one basis to visit an isolated senior or adult with disabilities on a regular bas is. The visits are
generally made to the client’s home, but the volunteer can also touch base by calling.
All of the WECHC volunteers are screened including a vulnerable sector screen check and
reference check. The WECHC carries $10 million dollar liability Insurance, which would cover
volunteers delivering Books to Go on behalf of the Elgin County Libraries in partnership with the
WECHC.
I feel very strongly that this partnership with the Elgin County Libraries and the West Elgin
Community Health Centre would have a positive impact on our seniors and adults with
disabilities breaking down the barriers and improving access to our programs and services.
Sincerely,
Shelly Vergeer
Coordinator of Community Support Services for seniors
West Elgin Community Health Centre
153 Main Street
West Lorne, Ontario
N0L 2P0
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Steve Evans, Manager of Planning
DATE:
November 10, 2014
SUBJECT: Final Approval for a Plan of Condominium
Part Lot 24, Concession 6
Block 29, Registered Plan 33M-658
Geographic Township of North Dorchester
Municipality of Central Elgin
File No.: 34CD-13001
Owner: Robin Ridge Estates Ltd.
INTRODUCTION:
This report is to advise County Council that final approval was given for a plan of vacant
land condominium in the Municipality of Central Elgin on October 9, 2014. (see attached
maps)
DISCUSSION:
This plan of condominium is comprised of 22 units and was granted draft approval by
Elgin County Council on March 25, 2014. The application was previously submitted to
the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in April 2013 and was later transferred to
the County of Elgin in November 2013.
The subject lands are located in the Village of Belmont on lands that are zoned for
residential development and where full municipal services are available. The County
has received a clearance letter from the Municipality of Central Elgin which indicates
that all conditions of draft approval have been satisfied.
In accordance with By-Law No. 13-28 “A By-Law to Delegate Certain Authorities… ” the
Manager of Planning has been given the authority to approve final plans of subdivision
once all of the conditions of draft plan approval have been met and after clearance
letters have been received.
CONCLUSION:
This report is to advise that final approval of this vacant land plan of condominium was
granted and the plans were signed by the Manager of Planning on October 9, 2014 and
forwarded to the Middlesex Land Registry Office for registration. The Municipality of
Central Elgin and the developer’s agent have been notified.
RECOMMENDATIONS:
THAT this report be received and filed.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Steve Evans
Manager of Planning
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
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Village of Belmont
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30
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Map Produced by:
Township of Malahide
GIS Department
Projection: NAD 83
UTM Zone 17
Date: Nov 17, 2014
This drawing is neither a
legally recorded map
nor a survey and is not
intended to be used as one.
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Steve Evans, Manager of Planning
DATE:
September 30, 2014
REVISED November 13, 2014
SUBJECT: Approval for Official Plan Amendment No. 12
Plan 12, Part Market Square
24 Pitt Street
Village of port Burwell
Municipality of Bayham
File No.: BA-OPA12-14
Owner/Applicant: Municipality of Bayham
INTRODUCTION:
This report will provide County Council with information required in order to consider
granting approval to the above noted Official Plan Amendment.
The Municipality of Bayham submitted Official Plan Amendment No. 12 to the County of
Elgin on August 21, 2014 for approval. In accordance with Section 17 of the Planning
Act the “Approval Authority” is required to make a decision in which it may approve,
modify or refuse to approve an official plan amendment. If the “Approval Authority” fails
to make a decision within 180 days after the amendment is received any person or
public body may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board. (see attachments)
DISCUSSION:
The lands that are the subject of this application for Official Plan Amendment approval
are located at 24 Pitt Street, Port Burwell, Municipality of Bayham. The purpose of the
Official Plan Amendment is to re-designate lands comprising 0.1 acres from
“”Institutional” to “Residential” in order sell a former municipal fire hall and allow for its
conversion for a private residential use.
The Elgin County Official Plan designates Port Burwell as a Tier 1 settlement area
where full municipal services are available. The County Official Plan policies direct
growth to Tier 1 settlement areas and supports redevelopment within these areas.
The Municipality of Bayham Official Plan designates the four properties adjoining
“Market Square” as “Institutional”. “Market Square” was laid out on the original survey
of Port Burwell at the intersection of Pitt and Erieus Streets. The property on the
northwest corner is currently being used as a library and was formerly the Port Burwell
Municipal Office. The lands on the northeast corner contain the Village Cenotaph and
lands on the southeast corner are used as a small park containing a basketball court.
The subject lands are located on the southwest corner and have been used as a fire
hall and previous to that a public works vehicle storage area. All four properties are
owned by the Municipality.
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The Municipality of Bayham recently put the fire hall property up for sale as it was
considered surplus to its needs following the erection of a new fire hall in Port Burwell.
A potential buyer is interested in converting the existing structure into a private
residence in which a home occupation is proposed. The proposed residential zoning of
this property will allow for home occupations.
The Municipality of Bayham held a public meeting to consider this Official Plan
Amendment on July 17, 2014 at which time a number of written comments and a
petition were received from the public. There appears to be a general concern that by
conveying these lands to a private interest, the municipality is losing the historic value of
this property as part of the market square.
The Municipality of Bayham received a planning report from its consultant IBI Group on
July 3, 2014 and a staff report dated July 17, 2014. Both reports supported the
proposed official plan amendment. Derek Dudek, the consulting planner to the
Municipality of Bayham stated in his planning report that “Based on our review of the
Provincial Policy Statement 2014, the County of Elgin Official Plan and the Municipality
of Bayham Official Plan and Zoning by-Law #Z456-2003, we would have no objection to
the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to
accommodate the residential conversion on the subject lands.”
Based on the site-specific nature of this Official Plan Amendment , its location within a
fully serviced settlement area and the fact that residential redevelopment of a former
institutional use (fire hall) is compatible with surrounding land uses in the vicinity of the
subject lands, it was determined that circulation of this amendment to agencies and/or
ministries was not required.
The Manager of Planning has reviewed all background materials submitted by the
Municipality of Bayham. This review included a meeting with a concerned property
owner who submitted written comments to the Municipal Council. In addition an
assessment of the historical significance of Port Burwell’s Market Square was requested
from the Elgin County Archives. The assessment is attached for Council’s information.
NEW INFORMATION:
At the Council session of October 21, 2014 County Council heard a presentation from
Mrs. Susan Start representing a group of Port Burwell residents. This presentation
included new information which alleged that the subject lands may be part of a
municipal road allowance. As a result Council decided to defer the approval of Official
Plan Amendment No. 12 given the questions raised concerning the title of the land.
The Municipality of Bayham was requested to provide a title search of the lands which
was carried out by Lerners LLP. A letter of response and the disposition submitted by
Lerners was submitted on November 12, 2014 and is attached for Council’s information.
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CONCLUSION:
The Council of the Municipality of Bayham supports this Amendment and adopted it by
By-law 2014-081 on August 7, 2014. The Municipality’s Planning consultant presented
a report that offered no objections to the proposed Amendment and this report was
supported by Municipal staff.
The Manager of Planning has reviewed File No.BA-OPA12-14, along with the
background material that was submitted by the Municipality of Bayham. In addition new
information which was submitted respecting the title of the subject lands has also been
reviewed. The title of the subject lands and the closure of a portion of the road
allowance are matters that are under the authority of the Municipality of Bayham. The
Municipality of Bayham has agreed to complete the necessary steps to stop up and
close and convey part of the Market Square as a result of this new information once the
Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are in effect.
Based on the above as well as the new information that was forwarded by the
municipality, the Manager of Planning is satisfied that this Official Plan Amendment is
consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement and conforms to both the County of
Elgin and Municipality of Bayham Official Plans.
RECOMMENDATIONS:
THAT the Council of the Corporation of the County of Elgin gives approval to Official
Plan Amendment No.12 to the Municipality of Bayham Official Plan, File No. BAOPA12-14 and that staff be directed to provide notice of this decision in accordance
with the Planning Act.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Steve Evans
Manager of Planning
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Peter Dutchak, Deputy Director Engineering Services
Steve Evans, Manager of Planning
DATE:
November 10, 2014
SUBJECT: Southwestern Ontario Orthophotography Project 2015 (SWOOP)
INTRODUCTION:
Recently the County of Elgin received a request from the Township of Malahide asking
if the County would consider purchasing the SWOOP 2015 data similar to what was
done in 2010. In 2010 the County of Elgin entered into a participant agreement on
behalf of all seven local municipalities in Elgin County to fund the SWOOP mapping
project at a cost of $16,880.86. While this initiative is being headed up by the Province it
is a collaborative effort involving many partners that are needed to fund the project.
DISCUSSION:
Elgin County is a partner in the East Elgin Mapping Service and relies on GIS staff at
Malahide to provide certain services including the posting of the SWOOP 2010 aerial
photography on the internet. This mapping is available to the public at
www.elginmapping.ca and is used extensively. Recently the SWOOP data was
uploaded to Google Maps which now provides enhanced quality mapping of Elgin
County to the world.
The Township of Malahide has offered to submit the request to purchase the necessary
photo tiles to cover all of Elgin County for SWOOP 2015. In addition, a number of
municipalities have requested additional tiles outside their boundaries in order to see
additional data associated with drains and other resources that may cross municipal
borders. These additional tiles will increase the costs; however enhancements to
provincial funding and an increase in the number of participating partners may reduce
costs from the 2010 level.
The County Treasurer has allocated funding for this project in the 2015 draft Elgin
County budget. County Council will be provided with the specific costs of the SWOOP
project prior to final budget discussions.
CONCLUSION:
The Deputy Director of Engineering Services and the Manager of Planning are satisfied
that the SWOOP 2015 Project is of benefit to Elgin County and its local municipalities. It
will provide up- to- date, quality mapping that will be used extensively by all local
municipalities and the public
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RECOMMENDATIONS:
THAT County Council approves the purchase of SWOOP 2015 data on behalf of all
local municipalities in Elgin County and authorizes the Chief Administrative Officer to
sign a letter of intent to commit funding with the understanding that such letter does not
impose any legal obligation on the part of Elgin County to provide funding and that such
funding shall not exceed $20,000.00 and shall be subject to approval of 2015 Elgin
County budget.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Steve Evans
Manager of Planning
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
Peter Dutchak
Deputy Director Engineering Services
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Clayton Watters, Director of Engineering Services
DATE:
October 31, 2014
SUBJECT:
Motor Vehicle Collision Review on County of Elgin Roads - 2013
INTRODUCTION:
The County has been compiling motor vehicle collision statistics on County of Elgin
roads for many years. A report has been presented annually to County Council for the
motor vehicle collisions since 2005. Motor vehicle collision information is used for a
variety of reasons: a request from Council to review a location; a staff review before a
reconstruction project is contemplated; preventative minor capital projects and
addressing a ratepayer concern, to name a few reasons.
In the Province of Ontario only a few counties proactively complete a thorough review of
motor vehicle collisions on a yearly basis.
DISCUSSION:
The County has been keeping police collision reports that occur on County roads for
more than 30 years. Staff has used the collision history information when completing
capital project planning (i.e. traffic signal warrants, road reconstruction).
Over the past decade the collision report data has been logged into an electronic
database. Now that the data can be analysed and sorted, staff is able to review trends
and identify areas that may benefit from improvements.
In an attempt to understand motorist behaviours and address potential areas of
concern, staff will be disseminating motor vehicle collision statistics annually and
making recommendations to Council (if any) periodically.
The statistics of importance for 2013 are:
 Total motor vehicle collisions on County roads: 453, (5-year average = 426).
 Motor vehicle collisions per million kilometres driven (County average) 0.88,
(Ontario Municipal Roads – 2011 Bench Marking Ontario’s municipal road
system 1.90 for Ontario),
 Motor vehicle collisions from November 15 to March 15 (winter control season):
246,
 Motor vehicle collisions at intersections: 83,
 Motor vehicle collisions at intersections where vehicle failed to stop: 13,
 Motor vehicle collisions involving deer: 238; and,
 Fatalities: 2.
For many decades the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has provided the individual
motor vehicle collision reports on County roads. The practice stopped and staff made an
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arrangement with the local police forces for the motor vehicle collision information. Staff
is extremely appreciative of the co-operation from Elgin County OPP detachment and
the Aylmer Police Services. The motor vehicle collision information is supplied at regular
intervals in the current year, whereas the MTO provided the motor vehicle collision
reports mostly a year after the fact.
Appendix ‘A’ lists the motor vehicle collisions in 2013 per road. Of importance to the
County is the number of motor vehicle collisions per million kilometres driven, which is
the last column in the appendix. The motor vehicle collision rate per million kilometre
driven is simply the length of the road times the average annual daily traffic of that road
divided by one million. This number is the benchmark commonly used by transportation
engineers to determine and compare motor vehicle collision rates. This number is
important to use as a comparison, otherwise, lower volume roadways would always
appear to be “safer” than higher volume roads, which typically have more collisions.
Appendix ‘B’ lists the motor vehicle collisions at all intersections on County roads and
Appendix ‘C’ lists all intersections with three or more motor vehicle collisions. Appendix
‘B’ and ‘C’ are important, as this information is used when analysing multi-year motor
vehicle collisions at intersections, which could determine required improvements such
as signalized intersections, flashing beacons, etc. Appendix ‘D’ lists the comparisons of
important statistics.
Staff has reviewed all County roads with motor vehicle collisions above the County
average. The benchmark used is from the OGRA (Ontario Good Roads Association)
benchmarking initiative for motor vehicle collisions per million kilometres, which is 1.90
(2011) motor vehicle collisions per million kilometres driven, at intersections with 3 or
more motor vehicle collisions and finally all the remaining motor vehicle collisions.
The intersection of Ron McNeil Line and Dalewood Road has had three or more
collisions at the intersection for four of the last five years. In order to reduce the
collisions at the intersection, staff has installed concrete curb islands and pavement
markings to encourage vehicles into a 90 degree position when stopped at the stop
block. This affords the driver the best viewing angle for approaching vehicles. In
addition, an overhead flashing beacon and street lights will be installed in 2015.
Additionally, staff has reviewed the motor vehicle collisions for 2013 with the Elgin
County OPP Detachment. Staff from the OPP gave valuable insight from their
perspective due to patrolling the roadways and observing the system during all
environmental conditions and days/nights of the year.
Of significance to County staff is the occurrence of a fatality on a County road. Motor
vehicle collisions where fatalities have occurred are reviewed to determine if any
engineering design or maintenance deficiencies of the roadway exist.
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CONCLUSION:
The County of Elgin motor vehicle collision rate for the year 2013 is significantly less
than the Ontario average as stated in the ‘Ontario Municipal Roads 2011 Bench
Marking Ontario’s municipal road system’. The County’s rate is 0.88 motor vehicle
collisions per one million kilometres driven verses the provincial average of 1.90. The
collision rate using the provincial average would produce slightly less than 1,000 motor
vehicle collisions but the County had only 453 motor vehicle collisions.
The County of Elgin has been accumulating motor vehicle collision statistics for more
than 30 years. This information is now entered into a database for review, comparison
and sorting. Staff will disseminate this data annually and report to County Council
periodically regarding the findings and any recommended improvements to the road
system in an attempt to reduce the severity or number of collisions that occur on County
roads.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the report titled “Motor Vehicle Collision Review on County of Elgin Roads –
2013” dated October 31, 2014 from the Director of Engineering Services be forwarded
to the Elgin County OPP and Aylmer Police Services Boards for their information; and
also,
THAT letters from the Warden be forwarded to the Elgin Group Police Services and the
Aylmer Police Services Board thanking them for their support in providing motor vehicle
collision information to the County of Elgin.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Clayton Watters
Director of Engineering Services
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
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2013
Collisions Per Million Kilom eters Driven
Ranking
Road #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
7
11
15
17
21
28
39
41
49
50
51
54
119
142
56
32
37
25
24
6
47
103
53
8
16
19
34
30
35
18
52
3
45
48
20
27
73
31
36
4
38
2
42
74
13
76
14
22
40
57
23
9
55
46
26
5
43
104
44
Road Nam e
Length
Clachan Road
Clinton Line
Miller Road
Southdel Drive
Warren
Cenntenial Road
Chatham Street
Fulton Street
Whittaker Road
Victoria Street
Fruit Ridge Line
Pigram Road
Mill Road
Wellington Street
Elm Line
Glencolin Line/ Hacienda Road
Avon Drive
Wellington Road
Dexter Line
Johnston Line
Putnam Road
Furnival Road
Beech & Elm Street
Currie Road
Fingal Line
Plank Road
Willsie Bourne
Highbury Avenue
Springw ater Road
Third Line/Southminster Bourne
Ron McNeil Line
Talbot Line
John Wise & Calton Line
Lyons Line
Union Road
Sparta Line
Imperial Road & John Street
Dalew ood Road
Quaker Road
Sunset Drive
Heritage Line
Pioneer Line
Nova Scotia & Lake Shore Line
Belmont Road
Shackleton Line
Graham Road
Iona Rd
Fairview Road
Springfield Road
Southdale Line
East Road
Stalker & Duff Line
Elgin County Road
Culloden Road
St. George Street
Dunborough Road
Richmond Road
Queens Line
Eden Line
Totals
4.74
2.00
1.20
1.37
0.40
4.78
1.32
0.66
2.76
0.56
1.50
2.82
5.85
0.64
4.92
5.80
15.87
5.86
16.48
9.58
8.35
21.70
1.37
19.73
28.01
19.90
2.46
5.75
9.11
18.52
29.18
50.55
50.48
29.59
24.09
12.94
19.18
1.54
12.41
13.55
13.77
18.26
22.33
14.09
8.97
16.03
13.71
8.31
17.83
1.02
2.34
27.79
14.62
8.52
1.36
11.23
10.66
6.81
7.01
692.18
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AADT
700
300
1150
750
1900
3800
1000
400
500
700
350
1200
750
850
1950
1600
1100
12350
850
650
2050
1500
3750
1650
1600
3000
1700
14450
1650
700
2650
2450
2100
1250
1150
950
6450
1900
1350
7200
2150
1550
1250
4100
800
1700
1600
2570
1550
3500
2900
300
450
1350
3300
550
750
500
650
April 17 2014
Total Traffic
Per Year
on Road
Collisions
Collisions
Per One
Million
1,211,070
219,000
503,700
375,038
277,400
6,629,860
481,800
96,360
503,700
143,080
191,625
1,235,160
1,601,438
198,560
3,501,810
3,387,200
6,371,805
26,415,415
5,112,920
2,272,855
6,247,888
11,880,750
1,875,188
11,882,393
16,357,840
21,790,500
1,526,430
30,326,938
5,486,498
4,731,860
28,224,355
45,204,338
38,692,920
13,500,438
10,111,778
4,486,945
45,154,515
1,067,990
6,115,028
35,609,400
10,806,008
10,330,595
10,188,063
21,085,685
2,619,240
9,946,615
8,006,640
7,795,196
10,087,323
1,303,050
2,476,890
3,043,005
2,401,335
4,198,230
1,638,120
2,254,423
2,918,175
1,242,825
1,663,123
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
10
2
1
3
6
1
7
10
14
1
21
4
4
24
39
34
12
9
4
41
1
6
36
11
11
11
24
3
12
11
11
15
2
4
5
4
7
3
5
7
4
9
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.29
0.30
0.31
0.38
0.39
0.44
0.48
0.51
0.53
0.59
0.61
0.64
0.66
0.69
0.73
0.85
0.85
0.86
0.88
0.89
0.89
0.89
0.91
0.94
0.98
1.01
1.02
1.06
1.08
1.14
1.15
1.21
1.37
1.41
1.49
1.53
1.61
1.64
1.67
1.67
1.83
2.22
2.40
3.22
5.41
515,008,321
453
0.88
Appendix ‘B’
Motor vehicle collisions at Intersections 2013
June 17, 2014
Road
Intersection
Talbot Line
Talbot Line
Talbot Line
Sunset Road
Sunset Road
Sunset road
Currie Road
Iona Road
Union Road
Magdala Road
Fairview Road
Wellington Road
Wellington Road
Sparta Line
Highbury Avenue
Highbury Avenue
Highbury Avenue
Quaker Road
Quaker Road
Avon Drive
Heritage Line
Springw ater Road
Springw ater Road
Springw ater Road
Springw ater Road
Springw ater Road
Nova Scotia Line
Nova Scotia Line
Richmond Line
Eden Line
Eden Line
Calton Line
John Wise Line
John Wise Line
Culloden Line
Putnam Road
Ferguson Line
Lyons Line
Lyons Line
Ferguson Line
Ron McNeil Line
Ron McNeil Line
Ron McNeil Line
Beech Street
Southdale Line
Imperial Road
Imperial Road
Imperial Road
Imperial Road
Imperial Road
Imperial Road
John Street
John Street
John Street
John Street
Belmont Road
Belmont Road
Belmont Road
Graham Road
Graham Road
Furnival Road
Furnival Road
Union Road
Graham Road
John Wise Line
John Wise Line
Southdale Line
Sparta Line
Pioneer Line
Pioneer Line
Fingal Line
Third Line
John Wise Line
Ford Line
Ron McNeil Line
Sunset Road
Ferguson Line
Ron McNeil Line
Carr Road
North Street
Southdale Line
Dorchester Road
East Street
Finney Street
John Wise Line
College Line
Vienna Line
Chalet Line
Springfield Road
Baynor Road
Vienna Line
Plank Road
Culloden Road
Plank Road
Bush Line
Reiger Road
Eden Line
Lyons Line
Wonderland Road
Imperial Road
Putnam Road
Highbury Avenue
Burw ell Road
Wellington Road
Dalew ood Road
Elm Street
Sunset Road
Calton Line
Dexter Line
John Wise Line
Ron McNeil Line
College Line
Lyons Line
Spruce Street
Sydenham Street
Progress Drive
Beech Street
Seventh Avenue
Truman Line
Yorke Line
Monroe Street
Pioneer Line
Gray Line
Moriah Street
# of m otor vehicle
collisions
2
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
2
1
5
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
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# of m otor vehicle
collisions of other
intersecting County road
1
1
1
1
1
3
2
1
5
2
1
1
Appendix ‘C’
Intersections w ith more than three m otor vehicle collisions for 2013
June 17, 2014
Road
Sunset Road
Location
John Wise Line
Fairview Road
John Wise Line
Wellington Road
Ron McNeil Line
Highbury Avenue
Ferguson Line
Highbury Avenue
Ron McNeil Line
Culloden Road
Eden Line
Ron McNeil Line
Dalew ood Road
Notes
Angle 1, rear end 2, signal motor vehicle 1.
Signal control intersection.
No maintenance improvements.
No capital improvements.
Angle 1, approaching 1, rear end 1.
Stop sign control.
No maintenance improvements.
No capital improvements.
Angle 1, rear end 1, single motor vehicle 1.
Signal control intersection.
No maintenance improvements.
No capital Improvements.
Rear end 4, single motor vehicle 1.
Signal control intersection.
No maintenance improvements.
No capital improvements.
Rear end 3.
Signal control intersection.
No maintenance improvements.
No capital improvements.
Angle 2, sidesw ipe 1, approaching 1, single motor vehicle 1.
Stop sign control.
Minor maintenance improvements.
No capital improvements.
Angle 4, sidesw ipe 1.
Stop sign control.
Minor maintenance improvements.
Install flashing beacons system and street lights at the
intersection.
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Appendix ‘D’
Statistical Com parisons
April 17, 2014
Total Motor vehicle collisions
Motor vehicle collisions per million
kilometres (Ontario average)
Motor vehicle collisions in w inter (Nov 15
to Mar 15)
Motor vehicle collisions at intersections
Motor vehicle collisions at intersections
w ere vehicle failed to stop
Motor vehicle collisions w ith deer
Motor vehicle collisions w ith fatalities
2009
456
0.89 (1.97)
2010
448
0.88 (1.86)
2011
409
0.77 (1.86)
2012
389
0.77 (1.90)
2013
453
0.88 (1.90)
173
201
147
169
246
94
16
65
4
69
13
68
9
83
13
182
2
205
2
199
4
174
3
238
2
Intersections w ith Three or More Collisions
Intersection Location
Dunborough Road and Pioneer Line
Plank Road and Calton Line
Union Road and Talbot Line
Union Road and Fingal Line
Fairview Road and John Wise Line
Wellington Road and Ron McNeil Line
Highbury Avenue and Ron McNeil Line
Dalw ood Road and Ron McNeil Line
Quaker Road and Elm Line
Putnam Road and Lyons Line
John Street and Progress Drive
Imperial Road and GlenColin Line
Imperial Road and College Line
Sunset Road and John Wise Line
Highbury Avenue and Ferguson Line
Culloden Road and Eden Line
2009
Yes
Yes
Yes
2010
2011
2012
2013
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Rhonda L. Duffy
Director of Homes and Seniors Services
DATE:
October 31, 2014
SUBJECT:
Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(BScN) –Nippissing Blended Program
INTRODUCTION:
The Nippissing School of Nursing has formed a number of partnerships with Ontario
health care agencies that allow current Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) the
opportunity to study part-time towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree.
DISCUSSION/CONCLUSION:
Nippissing University has approached Elgin County Homes to partner in the
implementation of a “Blended Program” for current RPN’s to work toward achieving a
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN) degree. The placement will be conducted in the
same manner as other placement agreements which the County currently support, i.e.,
Personal Support Worker, Registered Practical Nurse, etc.
The program is an excellent opportunity to promote from within as part of a succession
planning strategy and will help to recruit and retain RPN’s and RN’s across the County
Homes. Beyond routine legal fees to review the agreement, there is no cost to the
County for this program.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT staff be directed to sign the agreement with Nippissing University, School of
Nursing: and,
THAT the report titled “Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BScN) –Nippissing Blended Program” dated October 31, 2014 be received and
filed.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Rhonda L. Duffy
Director of Homes and Seniors Services
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Rhonda L. Duffy
Director of Homes and Seniors Services
DATE:
October 10, 2014
SUBJECT:
Homes - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Compliance Order and
Written Notification Requirements for Terrace Lodge and Bobier Villa.
INTRODUCTION:
In April 2014 The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) conducted its
annual Resident Quality Inspections at Terrace Lodge and Bobier Villa. The MOHLTC
issued a Compliance Order to Terrace Lodge related to safety and security of the home
during it’s inspection at Terrace Lodge and a Written Notification to Bobier Villa related
to window opening.
DISCUSSION:
The MOHLTC Compliance Order identified several areas which according to the
requirements under the Long-Term Care Home Act, 2007 (LTCHA, 2007) were not in
compliance thus requiring immediate and time sensitive remedial action. A plan of
correction was submitted to the Lead Inspector for approval on April 14, 2014, the
deadline being April 21. The due date to complete the proposed corrections was May
30, 2014. The Warden was contacted immediately as the potential costs to meet
compliance were unforeseen and required his concurrence.
Several items as outlined in the report were completed immediately with the remaining
items to be completed by the required date. Some items which required correction
involved staff instruction, review of preventative maintenance procedures and
development of a policy related to access to outside areas from patios and balconies by
residents.
It is important to note that under the LTCHA, 2007, MOHLTC Inspectors will not provide
interpretive guidelines, recommendations/suggestions or acknowledge whether or not a
submitted plan of correction is approved. It is staffs’ understanding, according to the
LTC Act, 2007 that access from a secure balcony/patio to a secure outdoor area is
permissible provided access was supervised. To incorporate appropriate guidelines,
the policy titled “Safety and Security for Residents, Staff and Visitors” has been
updated.
The following chart provides an outline of the plan of correction items and associated
costs to the county. Actual and estimated costs are as follows:
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Item
1. Replacement knobs and lock
on resident room doors leading
to secure and unsecure outdoor
areas.
2. Nurse Call pull cords to include:
main dining room, Malahide
room, chapel and courtyard.
3. Enclose south wing exterior
courtyard to ensure secure
area.
4. Ensure all windows accessible
to residents open no more than
15 centimeters. Additional
window screws to restrict
opening in place.
Cost
Estimate/actual
Status
Completion
Date
$6,263
3/08/2014
Complete
$4,535
05/30/2014
Complete
*$15,000.00
Pending
MOHLTC return
visit
05/30/2014
None at present,
window
replacement
continues to be
planned for in the
capital budget.
$12,394.35
03/08/2014
Not pursuedon hold
pending
MOHLTC
follow-up
inspection
Windows
checked – ongoing
replacement
plan as
appropriate
Complete
5. Stairwell connecting the ground
and second floors is open. The
current means of ensuring the
staircase poses a potential fall
risk to residents who may try to
access the stairs.
6. Bobier Villa – addition of
$5,200
Window Device Limiters
*This item is pending follow-up inspection from MOHLTC.
9/4/2014
04/11/2014
6/6/2014
Complete
The total cost to correct the noted deficiencies resulting from the Inspection Order is
approximately $43,000.00. Staff suggests that funds are reallocated from the capital
reserve in order to fund the compliance required projects.
The additional training of staff required with the plan of correction including proper
safety and security within the home related to proper storage of cleaning products and
tools was conducted and is on-going. The preventative maintenance plan for window
security and call bell functioning have been reviewed. The policy titled, Admin. 1.5,
“Safety and Security for Residents, Staff and Visitors” has been revised and provides
further direction to staff on when/how residents may access balcony and patio doors.
CONCLUSION:
The MOHLTC has conducted a comprehensive review of home safety and security.
Within the interpretive guidelines of the Act, corrective measures will assist in ensuring
the continued well-being of residents who reside at Elgin County Homes.
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RECOMMENDATION:
THAT Council approve the reallocation of funds from the capital reserve of $43,000 in
order to meet the Long-Term Care Act, 2007 requirements for Terrace Lodge and
Bobier Villa; and,
THAT the revised policy titled “Admin 1.5 Safety and Security for Residents, Staff and
Visitors” be approved.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Rhonda L. Duffy
Director of Homes and Seniors Services
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
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DRAFT REVISION
HOMES AND SENIOR SERVICES
POLICY & PROCEDURE NUMBER: 1.5
DEPARTMENT: Administration
SUBJECT: Safety and Security for
Residents, Staff and Visitors
APPROVAL DATE: Nov. 7, 1984
REVISION: April 2014
REVISION DATE: April 2004
Page 1 of 2
______________________________________________________________________________
PURPOSE: To provide safety and security to residents, staff, and visitors.
PROCEDURE:
1. Visiting hours are encouraged between 9:00 am to 8:30 pm – however in specific
circumstances visiting hours may be extended, i.e. visitors of palliative residents. Approval
must be obtained from the Director/Administrator/Designate.
2. All common area exterior doors are alarmed and secured at all times with the exception of
the secure courtyard doors which are open from 9:00am to 8:30 pm during spring, summer
and fall months. Dates for access to the secure courtyards are determined by the
Director/Administrator.
3. Any doors leading from resident rooms to a balcony and patio that exit in to a secure
courtyard area shall be kept locked and opened only by designated staff with the exception of
the secure/dementia unit which shall remain locked at all times. Doors automatically lock
when closed and cannot be opened unless with a master key. At no time may a resident or
family member be issues a master key to the home.
4. Doors to patios and balconies leading to secure courtyards may be opened by staff to allow
the resident access to secure areas from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm.
5. All doors leading to non-residential areas must be equipped with locks to restrict
unsupervised access to those areas by residents, and those doors must be kept closed and
locked when they are not being supervised by staff.
6. Any locks on bedrooms, washrooms, and toilet or shower rooms must be designed and
maintained so they can be readily released from the outside in an emergency.
7. The front door entrance is accessible via key pad from 8:30am to 8:30pm after which the
doors will automatically lock. The key pad number will not be posted and may be obtained
from reception or staff on duty.
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DRAFT REVISION
HOMES AND SENIOR SERVICES
POLICY & PROCEDURE NUMBER: 1.5
DEPARTMENT: Administration
SUBJECT: Safety and Security for
Residents, Staff and Visitors
APPROVAL DATE: Nov. 7, 1984
REVISION: April 2014
REVISION DATE: April 2004
Page 2 of 2
______________________________________________________________________________
8. Night rounds shall include the checking of all outside doors and resident room doors which
open to secure outdoor/courtyard areas.
9. Visitors will be required to sign the “Guest Book” and use hand-sanitizer before entering and
exiting the home.
10. No resident room door leading to secure courtyard areas may be open outside of the designed
times.
11. No person shall be allowed to enter into a home after hours unless authorized by the
Director/Administrator or Registered Nurse on Duty.
12. Any door security that has been compromised should be reported immediately to the
Director/Administrator or designate.
13. Local police and the Director/Administrator will be called by the Registered Nurse on Duty
should safety/security and/or evidence of individuals trespassing be in question.
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REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM:
Jim Bundschuh, Director of Financial Services
DATE:
November 14, 2014
SUBJECT:
Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)
INTRODUCTION:
The 2015 allocation notice for the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) is
attached with a 20% reduction in funding for the County from the prior year level.
DISCUSSION:
The total province-wide envelope continues to decrease. A $35 million cut is occurring
in 2015 dropping the total Fund to $515 million. It was $550 million in 2014 and $575
million in 2013. If the government continues with its fiscal plan, an additional cut of $15
million should be expected in 2016. The 2014 Provincial Budget profiled a commitment
of a $500 million envelope by 2016. AMO advocated for a deferral of the expected cut
of $25 million for 2015. It is extremely disappointing that the province will be making a
cut of $35 million.
The entire $35 million reduction was made in the Transitional Assistance envelope
which is the only envelope that counties are eligible for. In addition, $5 million was
transferred out of Transitional Assistance to the Fiscal Circumstances envelope. The
total $40 million reduction results in a Transitional Assistance envelope of $94 million.
The province has guaranteed a minimum of 80% of prior year funding in comparison to
the 85% that was guaranteed previously. As a result, Elgin County’s OMPF allocation
for 2015 of $1,204,300 is 20% less than that received in 2014 resulting in a loss of
$301,000. While the County had previously anticipated a cut in funding for 2015, the
amount of reduction was greater than anticipated and would require a further 0.3%
increase in the County tax rate to remain revenue neutral.
Three of the County’s municipal partners also incurred close to 20% losses, with the
average loss across the County and its seven municipal partners being 12% or almost
$1.1 million (since 2008 the reduction in OMPF across the County has been $5.5
million). Of the 388 municipalities across the province which receive OMPF dollars, 245
will experience a decrease while only 143 will either have stable or increased funding.
Individual municipal reductions were based on the relative fiscal health of municipalities.
The Municipal Fiscal Circumstances Index (MFCI) measures such factors as weighted
assessment per household, median household income and employment rates among
others, on a relative basis. The degree of cuts was determined in part by the use of this
measure. Two of Elgin’s municipalities were shielded from significant cuts as a result of
a MCFI rating of 8 out of 10, while the rest of the municipalities with MCFIs of 1.5 - 6.5
faced of 10% - 20% reductions.
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CONCLUSION:
The loss across the County of $1.1 million in OPMF funding will have a significant
impact on Elgin’s ratepayers.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the report titled “Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)” dated November
14, 2014 be received and filed.
All of which is Respectfully Submitted
Approved for Submission
Jim Bundschuh
Director of Financial Services
Mark G. McDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
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Attachment
Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)
2015
West Elgin
Dutton/
Dunwich
128,100
217,100
49,400
332,600
230,600
23,200
180,900
290,300
46,700
116,700
421,000
157,800
512,000
566,500
394,500
258,200
490,300
373,700
355,800
174,600
5,500
2,064,000
2,307,700
979,500
2,968,300
727,200
434,700
453,700
1,090,800
1,709,500
909,600
8,319,500
121,600
(263,200)
(456,300)
(692,300)
(281,700)
975,800
(284,400)
(5,517,200)
(301,000)
80.0%
(44,000)
97.6%
(172,700)
80.8%
(108,600)
80.0%
(113,400)
80.0%
(195,500)
84.8%
(56,500)
96.8%
(101,000)
90.0%
(1,092,700)
88.4%
20,352
249,955
84.2%
2,962
167,612
100.0%
8.4
1,614
232,462
100.0%
3.4
1,714
483,288
80.8%
1.5
5,354
277,406
45.2%
2.4
3,130
298,348
100.0%
5.2
2,933
203,732
100.0%
8.2
2,645
216,824
100.0%
6.5
20,352
1,879,672
County
Assessment Equalization
Rural Communities
Fiscal Circumstances
Transitional Assistance
1,204,300
995,700
398,400
269,600
126,000
Total OMPF
1,204,300
1,789,700
OMPF (Loss) since 2008
OMPF (Loss) since 2014
2015 Guaranteed Level of Support vs. 2014
Households
Weighted Assessment Per HH
Rural & Small Community Measure
Fiscal Circumstances Index
H:\OMPF\OMPF2015Municipal
(4,636,700)
Southwold
143
Central
Elgin
Malahide
Aylmer
Bayham
Total
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
COUNTY OF ELGIN
By-Law No. 14-25
"TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 12-27 BEING A BY-LAW TO AUTHORIZE SPEED LIMITS”
WHEREAS pursuant to Section 128(2) of the Highway Traffic Act, being Chapter H.8,
R.S.O. 1990, as amended, the council of a municipality may by by-law prescribe a different rate
of speed for motor vehicles driven on a highway or portion of a highway under its jurisdiction
than is prescribed in Section 128(1a); and
WHEREAS the County of Elgin did pass By-Law No. 12-27 prescribing different rates of
speed for motor vehicles on certain highways under its jurisdictions; and
WHEREAS it is deemed expedient to amend said By-Law to prescribe a different rate of
speed on certain highways under its jurisdiction.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Municipal Council of the Corporation
of the County of Elgin enacts as follows:
1.
THAT a maximum rate of speed of 60 km/hr (formerly 80 km/h) be established for a
section of Dexter Line (County Road 24) from the east property limits of East Road to
400 metres east, in the Municipality of Central Elgin.
2.
THAT a maximum rate of speed of 60 km/hr (formerly 80 km/h) be established for a
section of Culloden Road (County Road 46) from 100 metres south of the south property
limits of Eden Line to 400 metres north of the north property limits of Eden Line, in the
Municipality of Bayham.
3.
THAT the penalties provided in Section 128(14) of the Highway Traffic Act shall apply
to offences against this by-law.
4.
THAT this by-law shall become effective once signage setting out the speed limit has
been duly posted.
READ A FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD TIME AND FINALLY PASSED THIS 25th DAY OF
NOVEMBER 2014.
Mark G. McDonald,
Chief Administrative Officer
David Marr,
Warden
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COUNTY OF ELGIN
By-Law No. 14-26
“BEING A BY- LAW TO AUTHORIZE THE WARDEN AND CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE
OFFICER TO ENTER INTO A FUNDING AGREEMENT WITH THE ONTARIO MINISTRY
OF HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE TO IMPLEMENT A TWO-YEAR COMMUNITY
PARAMEDICINE PILOT PROJECT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM ”
WHEREAS Section 5(3) of the Municipal Act, S.0. 2001, Chapter 25 as amended
grants municipal power to exercise its capacity, rights, powers and privileges by by-law;
and,
WHEREAS Section 8(1) of said Act confers broad authority to municipalities to
govern its affairs as it considers appropriate; and,
WHEREAS Section 9 of said Act confers upon a Municipality the rights, powers and
privileges of a natural person for the purpose of exercising its authority under this or any
other Act: and,
WHEREAS the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, has granted Elgin
County $80,000 to support Community Paramedicine within the County of Elgin and the
City of St. Thomas; and,
WHEREAS Elgin County Council deems it advisable to accept said funds for the
specific purposes mentioned herein.
NOW THEREFORE the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the County of Elgin enacts
as follows:
1.
That the Warden and Chief Administrative Officer be authorized and directed to
sign an agreement with the Province of Ontario for $80,000 in Community Paramedicine
funding for the County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas; and,
2.
That a two-year pilot project be initiated in the Municipality of Bayham.
READ A FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD TIME AND FINALLY PASSED THIS 25TH DAY OF
NOVEMBER 2014.
Mark G. McDonald,
Chief Administrative Officer.
David Marr,
Warden.
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CLOSED MEETING AGENDA
November 25, 2014
Staff Reports:
1) Director of Human Resources – Municipal Act Section 240.2 (d) labour relations
or employee negotiations – Arbitrated Renewal Collective Agreement with ONA
2) Director of Human Resources – Municipal Act, Section 240.2 (d) labour
relations or employee negotiations – Seeking Wage Mandate for Collective
Bargaining with the Canadian Union of Public Employees
3) Director of Human Resources – Municipal Act, Section 240.2 (d) labour
relations or employee negotiations – Seeking Mandate for Collective Bargaining
with ONA
4) Director of Engineering Services – Municipal Act, Section 240.2 (c) a proposed
or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board –
Dexter Line Property Acquisition
Correspondence: (Attached)
1) Municipal Act, Section 240.2 (b) personal matters about an identifiable
individual, including municipal or local board employees – Medical Officer of
Health
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