Centralized Public Works Depot – Is Cancelled !

Contrary to any rumours or misinformation you may have heard, the Centralized Public Works Depot has already been cancelled as of May 2018. For the Record, I have provided the actual Council Meeting agendas & Minutes/Resolutions for reference:

Milestones from December 2017 – July 2018 re: Centralized Public Works Depot

Special Council Meeting Dec 12, 2017
Regular Council Meeting May 15, 2018 – Central Public Works Depot cancelled
Regular council Meeting July 17, 2018

Special Council meeting DEC 12, 2017
Agenda/Presentations

MINUTES/RESOLUTIONS Item 5 (page 4-6)

Regular Council Meeting MAY 15, 2018
Public Works Depot Analysis Report

Cambian Summary of Work to Date

MINUTES/RESOLUTIONS Item 7-4b (page 5-6)
Whereas a Centralized Public Works Depot for the Municipality of Trent Lakes is not a viable option at this time. Therefore be it resolved that the status quo is to be maintained forthwith; and further

That council directs staff to provide a report to Council and the public that identifies the necessary repairs, costs of repairs, recommended improvements for the Buckhorn and the Bobcaygeon 49 depot to meet operational needs now and for the future (which may include additional equipment storage space); and further

That Council directs staff to provide a report to Council and the public that identifies solutions, estimated costs for a seasonal structure for Galway to meet operational needs now and for the future.

Regular Council Meeting JULY 17, 2018
Agenda for JULY meeting Report

Minutes/ Resolutions: Items 7-1a-b (pages 3-4)

JULY, 2018 MOTIONS FOR INCOMING NEW COUNCIL

That Council directs staff to advise the Incoming Council (2018-2022) to engage & hold in-depth review(s) with Public Works Department Management team to identify the optimum use of funds for Repairs, Upgrades & Improvements to Public Works Depots to meet current & future operational needs and to allocate the necessary funding in the 2019 budget and for the works to be done ASAP

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Community Transportation Opportunity

Selwyn Township in partnership with Curve Lake First Nation, City of Peterborough and Community Care applied for a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in February 2018 and in May 2018 the 5 year $1.488,000 grant was approved.

This is a significant opportunity that I would advocate for TRENT LAKES to becoming an active partner, it has the potential of being a game changer for our community.

Selwyn grant application report

Selwyn June recommendation report

Peterborough Examiner article

TRANSPORTATION WORKING GROUP
I facilitated a Transportation Working Group(TWG) for MP Maryam Monsef Peterborough-Kawartha riding, MAY-JUNE 1st, 2018 we held three meetings below is final status report that was forwarded to MP Maryam Monsef. Both Selwyn Township, Curve Lake First Nation, Peterborough County & City of Peterborough participated.
TWG June 1st status report

 

Ontario Provincial Policy Statement 2014

North Pigeon Lake Association asked the following question to all candidates:

With respect to Mineral Aggregate Resources; Section 2.5.2.2 of the Ontario Provincial Policy Statement 2014, states the following:

Extraction shall be undertaken in a manner which minimizes social, economic and environmental impacts.”

What will you commit to uphold with respect to minimizing, social, economic and environmental impacts ?

My response:

We have an excellent opportunity to address in the Official Planning(OP) process with Peterborough County & associated public consultation. Our Mines & Aggregate Advisory Committee early on received some useful input from our Municipal Planner which we want to incorporate. So I would encourage all to participate. It will be critical as now that the OMB is replaced by Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) you cannot appeal an approved OP for 2 years. There is also the  opportunity to liaise with City of Kawartha Lakes (10th Aggregate producer in Ontario) as we impact each other. We are not an Island unto ourselves. I most certainly will commit to uphold.

Campaign Trail 2018

I will be available to chat & meet with voters at the following locations during AUGUST:

8th,  between 5pm-7pm at Lock Stop Café, 1919 Lakehurst road, Buckhorn
11th, between 2-4pm at Kinmount Heritage Model Railroad & Museum / Austin Sawmill Heritage Park at the Gazebo
26th , between 10am-noon at Kawartha Country Wines2452 County Road 36, Buckhorn

I will be available to chat & meet with voters at the following locations during SEPTEMBER:

19th,  between 5pm-7pm at Lock Stop Café, 1919 Lakehurst road, Buckhorn
22nd, between 2-4pm at Kinmount Heritage Model Railroad & Museum / Austin Sawmill Heritage Park at the Gazebo
23rd , between 10am-noon at Kawartha Country Wines2452 County Road 36, Buckhorn


The ongoing schedule of places & events around our community that I will be either volunteering or attending and available to meet and chat:

ALL CANDIDATE MEETINGS

Saturday, July 21 at 10am-noon at the North Pigeon Lake Association  AGM/meeting Bobcaygeon

Sunday September 9 at 10 am-noon at the Galway Hall hosted by the Crystal Lake Community Association and Galway Area Ratepayers Association

Thursday September 13 at 7pm-9pm at the Buckhorn Community Centre hosted by the Buckhorn Ratepayers Association

Saturday September 15 at 10am-noon at the Cavendish Community Centre hosted by Cavendish Community Ratepayers Association Inc.