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Council Meeting Highlights - April 13th, 2021

Mayor’s Office – Proclamation - April 18th to 24th, 2021 - National Volunteer Week

WHEREAS the National Volunteer Week theme for 2021 is The Value of One, The Power of Many, recognizing the millions of Canadians who volunteer their time to help our communities and each other; and

WHEREAS volunteers in Carleton Place mentor our children, feed our hungry, comfort our lonely, beautify our green spaces, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and

WHEREAS the collective result of work done by our Town’s volunteers is that Carleton Place is a more desirable place to live; and

WHEREAS the Council of the Town of Carleton Place acknowledges and appreciates the dedication, caring and compassion exhibited by our volunteers;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Doug Black, on behalf of the Council of the Town of Carleton Place, do hereby proclaim the week of April 18th to 24th, 2021 to be “National Volunteer Week” in Carleton Place, and urge my fellow citizens to recognize the crucial role played by volunteers in our community.

Moment of Silence - Mayor Black asked for a moment of silence to be observed in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on April 9th, at the age of 99 years.  In addition, the Town’s flags have been lowered to half-mast in his honour. Mayor Black noted that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh dedicated his life to the monarchy, visiting Canada more than any other country during his years of service and that he was a constant at the side of Her Majesty The Queen. His absence will be felt significantly by all members of the Commonwealth.

Award of RFP#2021-WWW - The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Water/Wastewater Master Plan, Water Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment, Wastewater Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment and Water Storage Environmental Assessment was issued January 27th, 2021. By the closing of the RFP on March 4th, 2021, two (2) submissions were received by the Town. A three (3) person proposal evaluation team was assembled and each submission was evaluated individually by the team members in accordance with the terms specified in the RFP. At the conclusion of the evaluation, the proposal submitted by Stantec scored highest in overall quality and value. Stantec is a well-respected firm with considerable experience in the preparation of Water/Wastewater Master Plans and Environmental Assessments. Council approved awarding the contract for RFP#2021-WWW for the Water/Wastewater Master Plan, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Environmental Assessments, and Water Storage Environmental Assessment to Stantec Consulting Limited in the amount of $437,411.70 inclusive of HST.

Additional Bag of Waste - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting provincial state of emergency and stay at home orders, Council permitted residents one (1) additional unstickered bag of waste beginning March 25th, 2020 and ending February 26th, 2021. As a result of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, the province has issued another stay at home order beginning April 8th and ending May 6th, 2021. This evening, Council approved the reinstatement of one (1) additional bag of unstickered waste during the Provincial stay at home order period. Please monitor the Town’s communications channels to be notified of any future changes to your collection.

The following By-laws of note were read and passed:

1. By-law No. 60-2021 (Road Naming Policy Amendment) – Amended to allow for Schedule 3 of the road naming list to be available for use on private roads in addition to public roads within the Town.

2. By-law No. 61-2021 (Amend Traffic and Parking By-law 46-2003 - Four Way Stop) - Schedule ‘VI’ was amended to include an all-way stop at the intersection of William Street and St. Paul Street.

3. By-law No. 63-2021 Water Control By-law – Amended to include provisions to allow for watering during the month of July between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. only whereas during the months of May, June, August and September, watering is permitted between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. while retaining the odd and even days for watering depending on odd and even street numbers respectively. The reason for this change is that during July, summer use of water increases creating concerns with the water system’s ability to meet the essential needs of the community.

4. By-law No. 64-2021 - (Contribution Agreement Fire Safety Grant) – Authorizing the Chief Administrative Officer, on behalf of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place, to enter into a contribution agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place and the Province of Ontario, as represented by the Office of the Fire Marshal, to provide $7,200.00 funding under the Fire Safety Grant Program for training and a virtual inspection program for the Carleton Place Fire Department known as the Ocean Wave Fire Company .

5. By-law No. 65-2021 (Enter into Ivy EV Charging Station Services Agreement) – Authorizing the Mayor and the Clerk, on behalf of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place, to enter into and execute under its corporate seal, an electric vehicle charging station services agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place and Ontario Charging Network LP, a limited partnership formed under the laws of Ontario (“IVY”) to provide three (3) dual electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will be located at the Neelin Street Community Centre, Carleton Place Public Library and at the Fire/Police Station .

The next regularly scheduled Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings will be held on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021.