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Council Brief - February 17th Regular Council Meeting

Posted on Friday February 26, 2021

Council Brief

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the Statutory Public Meeting and the Regular Council Meeting held February 17, 2021:

  • At the Statutory Public Meeting: Council received Planning Report No. 2021-23 respecting Zoning By-law Amendment Application No. Z01-2021 (673 & 675 Drayton Road). Council passed By-law No. 11-21, Being a By-law to Amend the Municipality of Sioux Lookout Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 85-18, as amended at the Regular Council Meeting.
  • Council received Planning Report No. 2021-24 respecting Official Plan Amendment Application No. OP01-2021 and Zoning By-law Amendment Application No. Z02-2021 (Lot 26, Concession A, Pelican Falls Road) and directed that a second Planning Report be presented at a subsequent Council Meeting, taking into account the feedback received on the application.
  • Council received Planning Report No. 2021-32 respecting the Official Plan Amendment Application No. OP02-2021 and Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z03-2021 (Mill Road Dental Office, 113 Mill Road). Council passed By-law No. 22-21, Being a By-law to Amend By-law No. 84-18, Being a By-law to Adopt an Official Plan for the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and By-law No. 18-21, Being a By-law to Amend The Municipality of Sioux Lookout Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 85-18, as amended in the Regular Council Meeting.
  • At the Regular Council Meeting, Kathleen Lynch, President of the Confederation College, presented the Regional Confederation College, Kaa-anokaatekin Strategic Plan to Council.
  • Council received the Treasurer’s Report respecting the current and projected loans breakdown.
  • Council passed By-law No. 15-21, Being a By-law to Establish the Water and Wastewater Service Rates and Charges for the Production, Treatment, Storage and Distribution of Water and/or Wastewater and to Repeal By-law No. 72-15.
  • Council awarded the Contract for the Construction Tendering, Construction Contract Administration and Construction Site Inspection Services for the 8th Avenue Infrastructure Upgrades Project to Keewatin-Aski Ltd. in the amount of $153,300 plus HST. Council passed By-law No. 20-21, to execute the Contract with Keewatin-Aski Ltd.
  • Council authorized a funding application to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for $1,000,000 and FedNor for $1,431,498 under the Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program and $1,431,498 from a Private Sector Partner to develop the Bigwood Lake Property and further authorized a Municipal contribution of $1,456,530 and agrees to cover any cost overruns.  The total project cost is $5,319,526.
  • Council approved the Municipality of Sioux Lookout’s Day Care Advisory Committee’s Work Plan, the Environment Committee’s 2021 Work Plan and the Hudson & Area Advisory Committee’s 2021 Work Plan and budget requests for 2021.
  • Council passed By-law No. 13-21, Being a By-law to Adopt the Estimates of All Sums Required for All Municipal Purposes During the Year 2021 and Authorize the Levy and Collection of Taxes.  
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  • Council passed By-law No. 14-21, Being a By-law to Set Tax Ratios for Prescribed Property Classes for Municipal Purposes for the Year 2021.
  • Council adopted the Compliance Report for expenditures excluded from the 2021 budget as a requirement of Ontario Regulation 284/09.
  • Council declared May and June 2021 Honeybee Appreciation Months in Sioux Lookout and directed staff to allow residents to exceed the maximum height permitted as per By-law No. 16-06 for grass and/or weeds for those months.
  • Council approved the Environment Committee’s request to distribute a survey to the general public regarding composting in the Municipality.
  • Council authorized the Chief Administrative Officer to provide a letter of concurrence on behalf of Council, as requested by Bell, for the replacement of guyed wireless telecommunication tower located adjacent to Highway 642 on Crown Land.
  • Council passed By-law No. 19-21, Being a By-law to Establish a Terms of Reference for the Committee of Adjustment and to Rescind By-law No. 02-13. 
  • Council authorized and directed staff to prepare necessary By-law to execute a land sale and conveyance of land for property legally described as PCL 12009 SEC DKF; LT 606 PL M239, known locally as 12 Sixth Avenue in Hudson, to Peter Ridgway for execution at a subsequent Council Meeting.
  • Council ratified the direction provided to staff in Closed Session respecting signage negotiations and staffing matters, specifically Option #3, as outlined in Closed Session Report No. 2021-35.
    • Council approved amending Schedule “A” of By-law No. 92-18, Being a By-law to Make Appointments to Various Boards, Commissions and Committees removing:
    • Angela Carter from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee.
    • Bryan Neufeld from the Economic Development Commission.

Council Briefs are provided in this format for convenience only and are not approved Minutes of the Council Meeting.  For more information, please contact Brian P. MacKinnon, Manager of Corporate Services/Municipal Clerk at

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