Council Highlights January 16th, 2023
The highlights from all three meetings include:
Parks and Recreation Master Plan adopted
Council adopted the Parks and Recreation Master Plan completed and presented by PRC Solutions.
The Plan provides an overall vision, direction, and guidance for making decisions about parks, recreation programs, sport services, and facilities. It is informed by public input and provides a comprehensive and inclusive process to accommodate the full scope of municipal and community parks, recreation, and trails. The Master Plan has a timeframe of ten years (2023 to 2033).
Growth, Water & Wastewater Servicing Master Plan presented
BM Ross presented the Growth, Water & Servicing Master Plan update to Council. The Plan identifies future growth scenarios, where that growth may occur, and water and wastewater infrastructure needs associated with that growth. The Plan will be brought back to Council for adoption.
Official Plan Amendment- Lucknow Kinsmen
Bruce County Planning staff presented a report and recommendation to Council for a local Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment regarding the Lucknow Kinsmen’s application to expand the current permitted uses for the existing special policy area and special zones. The subject lands are proposed to be used for special events including camping, with a maximum of four events to be held annually. Staff will continue to work with event organizers through the special event permitting process to address concerns related to each specific event.
Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Funding 2023
The NWMO has committed to providing Community Well Being funds in the amount of $150,000 for 2023 and 2024. In 2015, the NWMO began providing financial assistance for the establishment of a Community Well-Being Reserve Fund to acknowledge our community’s contribution to the implementation of Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel. In 2020, the Township of Huron-Kinloss supported 19 projects focused on arts, culture, sports, recreation, health and the environment through the Community Well-Being Program (CWB), totalling $100,000.
Staff will bring back a report at the budget meeting on recommendations for the disbursement of these funds.
Our Future Huron-Kinloss Progress Report
Council received the 2022 Sustainability and Strategic Plan: Our Future Huron-Kinloss Progress Report highlighting numerous accomplishments from the past year. Staff identified the projects and initiatives they worked on, implemented, or completed in 2022 that advanced the Plan.
Golf Car Pilot Project
The Golf Car Pilot Project report highlighted registrations in the pilot project to date along with comments and background on the project.
Renewal letters regarding registering for the 2023 Golf Car season will go out in February.
Registration in the Golf Car Pilot Project is renewable annually and golf cars can be on the roads from April 1 to November 30 each year. Residents can access all the information on a dedicated page on the Township webpage.
The next Township of Huron-Kinloss Council Planning and Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 6th, 2023. These daytime meetings will be held in Council Chambers at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen Street in Ripley.
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