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Council Meeting Highlights - April 27th, 2021

Mayor’s Office - Proclamation – This evening, Mayor Black read the following Proclamation in recognition of April 28th, the National Day of Mourning:

WHEREAS the National Day of Mourning has been recognized since April 28th, 1991; and  

WHEREAS on April 28th we honour the millions of Ontarians impacted by a workplace fatality, injury or illness; and

WHEREAS according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in the 20-year period from 1995 – 2014, 18,039 people lost their lives due to work-related causes (an average of 902 deaths per year); and

WHEREAS the National Day of Mourning has since spread to about 80 countries around the world.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, on behalf of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place, I, Mayor Doug Black, do hereby proclaim the day of April 28th, 2021 as the National Day of Mourning in the Town of Carleton Place.


Consent Report – Council approved the following Consent items from the April 13th Committee of the Whole Meeting:

  • Accepted the Carleton Place Wastewater System 2020 Annual Report as information. The report is available on the Town’s website.
  • Supported a one (1) year extension of the Draft Approval for the Coleman Central Subdivision.
  • Received an Affordable Housing Initiatives Report as information.
  • Approved the Salary Administration Policy in accordance with the Treasurer’s Report dated April 13th, 2021.
  • Directed staff to issue a letter of non-objection to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) regarding Black Tartan Kitchen’s request to create a temporary physical extension to their licenced patio for 2021.
  • Accepted the CAO’s Delegated Authority Report dated April 13th, 2021 as information. Items of note included:
    • Maggie Yet was hired as the Senior Planner in the Development Services Department. This is a new position for the Town.
    • Tender No. PW2-2021 Road Construction was awarded to the low bidder Aecon in the amount of $935,000 plus HST. At tender closing, the Town received three (3) bids. The 2021 budget for these works was $1,841,576. The road construction works will occur on Miguel Street, Moffat Street, McKenzie Street and Santiago Street.

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

1. By-law No. 68-2021 - Adoption of Flag Policy - Rescinds and Replaces By-laws 58-2018 and 29-2019 to clarify that the half-masting of the flag located at the Town Hall shall be lowered for circumstances identified within this By-law. The flag located at Sinclair Square shall be lowered to half-mast for any other circumstances such as recognized days of observance. As well, the new policy provides further clarification with respect to what flags can be raised on the newly designated Community Flagpole in Sinclair Square.

2. By-law No. 69-2021 - Amendment to Delegation of Authority By-law 59-2019 - to include the following delegated authority as Item 15.:

  • 15. The Public Works Director to permit one (1) additional bag of waste any time during an emergency which involves a stay-at-home order.

Delegations/Presentations during Committee of the Whole:

  1. Sandra Burelli from Big Brothers Big Sisters attended as a registered delegation and provided Council with an overview of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lanark County program and operations.
  2. A Virtual Public Meeting was held to consider a proposed Amendment to the Official Plan in order to clearly articulate the goals and objectives of Community Improvement Plans as defined under Section 28 of the Planning Act.  The policy amendment will also recognize affordable housing, façade improvements, and energy efficiency projects as qualifiable proposals.

The next regularly scheduled Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings will be held on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021.