Council Meeting Update- April 20, 2022

Posted On Thursday April 21, 2022

The following is a summary of major discussion items presented at Council and Committee of the Whole on April 20, 2022. Please refer to the website for the complete and official records of the meeting including consent agenda items, communications, detailed reports and attachments. 

 

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Kincardine Outdoor Volleyball Courts

Council approved a request from the Kincardine Outdoor Volleyball Association (KOVA) for the construction of 4 beach volleyball courts at an estimated project cost of $63,000. 

The construction of the courts will be financed upfront through the Contingency Reserve in 2022; 

 

Council directed staff to enter into an agreement with the KOVA for the repayment of the upfront costs of $63,000, to be repaid through fundraising efforts and future league revenues over a maximum period of 8 years; The courts will be located at Station Beach at the North side of the Rotary Snack Shack.

 

Inverhuron Bike Park

Council supported the Inverhuron Bike Park to continue to operate as a destination for active transportation; Council directed to Staff investigate as part of the 2023 budget deliberations enhancements to the existing Off-Leash Dog Park in Kincardine that could include an area for small dogs and additional access points. Council also directed Staff to provide a report on a location and costing for an enclosed dog park in Inverhuron.

 

Pickleball

Council continues to support and enhance the Pickleball program operated in Ward 1 by continuing to offer pickleball on the tennis courts for the summer of 2022. The existing skatepark located at the Davidson Centre will be considered for future multiple sports pursuits as per the 10 year Improvement Plan presented by the Kincardine Lions Club, including pickleball. Staff will work with the Whitney Crawford Community Centre Committee to find an appropriate place to have a pickleball facility at the Annex or alternatively to provide a location at the Tiverton Sports Centre. 

 

2022 Taxation By-law

On February 23, 2022, Council passed Budget By-Law No 2022-030. The total residential tax rate is 0.01363791, which is an increase of 4.63% over the prior year. For the average residential assessment of $275,000, this amounts to an increase in property taxes of $96. The “2022 Taxation By-law” was approved this evening.

 

Traffic and Parking By-Law Amendment and Enforcement, Legislation

Staff proposed an increase in traffic and parking fines to bring the Municipality of Kincardine in line with surrounding municipalities. Traffic and Parking fines have not increased since 2009.
Staff recommended an electronic ticketing system to help streamline and modernize the traffic and parking ticketing process in the Municipality of Kincardine. Additionally, Staff presented information regarding the possibility of implementing paid parking throughout the Municipality, to generate additional revenue for the Municipality of Kincardine. 

 

Council also requested Staff investigate implementing a two hour parking limit in downtown Kincardine.  Council will consider all of these items at the May 2, 2022 Council meeting. 

 

 

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